Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 205

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past four years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Optimistically mellow… :)

  3. Flashback time! We’re going all the way back to the winter of 2002. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
  4. That would have made me 26, so let’s see… I was four months into a new job working in the legal department at a big public utility and living with a roommate in San Francisco’s Richmond District (five minutes away from the beach!).

    It was the happiest I’d been in a while. I finally had a steady job again and a great roommate after working a string of temporary gigs and living in less-than-ideal situations. And things got even better a few months later when I met El Hub.

  5. Are you naturally athletic?
  6. Good gawd, no. Not when it comes to projectile sports. I was the person in P.E. who’d run away from the ball whenever it was thrown in her direction. In my defense, part of it was because I was nearsighted but didn’t really figure it out until I was 16.

    I’m okay when it comes to running, but that’s about it.

  7. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
  8. Anything and everything moisturizing, like Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Tiger Lily, Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Dollface and Pacifica French Lilac Body Butter (in LOVE with this since I picked it up at Sephora on Saturday).

  9. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
  10. My pink and black plaid Victoria’s Secret pajamas (complete with matching slippers), the nice weather we had last weekend, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla Tea.

  11. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
  12. It depends. I’m more of an extrovert, but I withdraw when I’m tired or sad.

  13. Something you feel too old to wear?
  14. Let’s be honest here. Sh*t happens, and yes, there are some things I feel too old to wear, like short shorts, mini skirts and anything with tons of ruffles and/or zippers…

  15. Do you blog? Why or why not?
  16. I do! I do it because I enjoy writing, photography, makeup, being theatrical and whimsical, and getting to know interesting people like you.

  17. What’s the least amount of sleep you can fully function on?
  18. Six hours. Anything less and I’m a foggy-headed grumpy goat.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Email and call a couple of old friends to say hi, go through the stack of magazines piling up in the living room, and try a new recipe or two.

Hey, hey, happy Monday! I hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend, friend. As usual, mine wasn’t long enough, but I was able to go for a long hike on Saturday with El Hub, and I still feel recharged from that.

There’s just something about spending time outdoors that always perks me up, ya know? I went to this place near my house called the Indian Valley Open Space Preserve. If you’re ever in the area with some time on your hands, there are some beautiful trails, even a tiny waterfall (home to a bunch of salamanders, El Hub excitedly pointed out!), and a number of friendly horses and horseback riders.

I don’t know how ready I am yet for today, but I’ll hang tough if you do. Please take a minute to touch base and say hello in today’s Monday Poll.

  • To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.



1. Mood:
2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
3. Are you naturally athletic?
4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
7. Something you feel too old to wear?
8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
10. Weekly goals:

Jeez, last Monday of January already? Let’s make it a day to remember.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. 1. Mood: Grumpy – I have a long day ahead of me. And a long week!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was 17 . . . about to graduate from high school.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? Oh gosh no. The opposite!

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Pretty Woman Magnetix nail polish (the purple one), Urban Decay Smog eyeshadow, and funky colored lipstick (hello purple!)

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My sweet puppydog Zoe, coffee, and twitter!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I’m 100% introvert!

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? I’ll wear just about anything – but no short shorts!

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Eight hours. I need my beauty rest!

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I do – I’m a baby blogger. I find myself accumulating more and more makeup, but not using all of it. My blog, Project Swatch, is a way for me to go through all of my makeup, and figure out what exactly I have. I love blogging so far, and I’ve been rediscovering lots of unused gems!

    10. Weekly goals: Spent 10 hours working on my research paper!
    Emi at Project Swatch recently posted … Project Swatch #13: Green Eyeshadow Swatches & Comparison

  2. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Tiiiiiirrreeeeed.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Um, I was in high school. Oh my god, I now feel so old.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Oh hell no! I hate team sports especially, as I’m not very competitive, either. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve taken more pleasure out of working out and staying fit :)
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? A Fyrinnae lip lustre, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, Illamasqua cream blush.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Spotify, comfy sneakers, scarves!
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Anything too cartoony, I think.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Uh…maybe five. Prolly not, though, haha. I need my sleeo!
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Yes. It’s nice to have an outlet to talk about pretty things, and I’ve met a lot of fun people :)
    10. Weekly goals: Get back on the exercise horse! Took a break last week.
    Larie recently posted … MAC Narcissus

  3. Swathi Narumanchi says:

    1. Mood:
    Good. Really really good. Amazing music around with equally amazing people. Always helps.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    I was in my 8th grade, worrying about crushes. Oh those golden days !

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Actually I was, really good at sports, throw ball, volley ball and other games. Unfortunately been neglecting physical activity for last 5 years, hence my bad condition now.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Umm would have to be the eyeshadows from LMdB , a recent gloss purchase from The Body shop and lipsticks in general !!!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Music, Time, Sleep !!! Recently got into Lady Antebellum, Christina Perri and Zac Brown band. Been hooked ! Plus old faves of John Mayer, James Blunt ! Also I am reading the millenium series, heard the movie that recently released is bad though – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I love Dan Craig though. IMO he is the best bond after Sean Connery !!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Depends on the company I have !

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    ummm Skirts – might be because I got thigh heavy !

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    3 hours ! I am good to go – not more than a week at most continuously though !

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    I used to. Stopped though.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Well stay away from unealthy relationships and food. Both can be fatal .

  4. Cassy says:

    Happy Monday! I’m not ready either, but it’s here and it will be gone soon enough.

    1. Mood: Worn out. It was a trying weekend emotionally and I’m feeling a little beat up still this morning.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?: That would make me 17, so I was in the last half of my senior year of high school. Honestly I was probably bummed out as my bff graduated early, so this was when I was feeling a little abandoned (not upset with her, just lonely)

    3. Are you naturally athletic? : I have flat feet and I’ve been chunky since I was 7. I think that answers everything.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? : Lip Smacker GS cookie lip balm, Revlon Lip butter in Strawberry Shortcake and Yes To Carrots daily moisturizer

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? : Campbell’s Tomato Bisque soup, Ink Masters on Spike and the Cirque Du Freak books

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? : Introvert, though not so terribly as I used to be. I will talk to strangers in the check out line of the supermarket without crying now, lol.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? : Pigtails. Not that I don’t wear them now and again, but I saw a woman probably into her 40′s with pigtails and I was just like ugh.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? : 3 hours, though I’m not saying I strive to do that often.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? : I do. I like having my own space to connect with people with the same interests as me. I love my irl friends, but they just don’t understand some aspects of me and for those I turn to my e-friends.

    10. Weekly goals: Laundry. Seriously, probably a bad thing to have not done laundry in 3 weeks…

    • Adrienne says:

      Omg, lip smacker!! I don’t think I’ve seen one of those bad boys since high school! Man I always love the flavors though!

  5. AK says:

    I love that picture of the trail! GAH makes me wish I lived somewhere I could hike nearby…

    1. Mood: Charged & happy. Loving this “winter” in the South
    3. Naturally athletic. I love field hockey & running. And ping pong.
    4. Loving L’Occitane lippie in desert rose, loving Bobbi Brown’s high shimmer lip gloss in Hot 6
    5. Love Downton Abbey & Portlandia
    6. Extrovert, but introvert when tired
    9. I’d love to blog if I had time!

    Have a lovely week, Karen :)

  6. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: meh. Trying to get back into the groove of things.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?: high school!!

    3. Are you naturally athletic?: Not particularly.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?: My daily use of the Clairisonic Mia religiously the past three weeks has helped my skin considerably! And I love how little product I have to use in my hair since donating over a foot. I’m still trying to get used to it!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?: The mornings and the mild winter in NY

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?: Introvert

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?: Scrunchies!

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?: 4 hours or so.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?: Nope! Don’t have the time to. And my life probably isn’t all that interesting enough to write about daily. I love reading blogs though!

    10. Weekly goals: no oversleeping!

    Have a wonderful week, everyone!

  7. Nicolle S says:

    1. Mood: Distracted
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was an awkwardly tall 12-year-old in middle school.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Not at all, but I did pick up running and love it.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? The Naked Palette, Benefit’s Hoola bronzer, Lush’s Tea Tree tonic
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Using avocado as a substitute for mayo on a sandwich, finding new beauty gurus on YouTube, practicing Hatha Flow yoga
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Depends on who I’m with. If I’m in a room full of strangers, I’m a polite introvert. If I’m with loved ones I’m super extroverted!
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Anything from Hollister or Abercrombie & Fitch
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? I’d say 6-7 hours. I need my sleep!
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I don’t. I really love reading blogs, and often wonder if I should start my own; however, I don’t know what I would blog about.
    10. Weekly goals: Learn all I can about how non-profits and activist organizations work/succeed, try new recipes, find parents and teachers of children with disabilities and set up interviews with them.

  8. Fieran says:

    1. Mood: Good. Looking forward to being productive this week.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was 18 and working at a bookstore. It was a strange point of time.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? No :( I’m quite bad at sports but now that I’ve been gymming, I am a bit physically stronger though the possibility of a ball coming towards my face at high speed still keeps me away from most games.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? MAC Nebula pigment, MAC Folie, and Clarins HydraQuench moisturizer.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Coffee, wool socks, and warm gloves.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? A bit of both. It depends on how comfortable I am with the people around.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Nothing actually, I’ve always dressed a bit boring :)

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 6-7 hours. Anything less and I’ll be grumpy.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I do – I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years but I don’t have it all on archive. I love writing and taking photographs so it’s a good way to collect everything in one spot. I find blogging very therapeutic.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish a book I’m reading, try to make Spinach and Artichoke dip, workout and be productive at work.

  9. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Good. Got complemented at work today (which was key as I have been feeling pretty useless here lately), and despite a large old puppy keeping me up half the night, I believe its only going to get better from here.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? 2002 — I would have been 13. So in middle school (I peaked back then). So probably having a snow day or two, and enjoying life.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Uhmmm.. running? no. Throwing/hand-eye coordination, not bad, not bad.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Moroccan Oil hair treatment, Revlon Lip Butters and Benefit Cream Creaseless Eyeshadow in Figgy.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Reading! Got me some good books right now. My puppy (house sitting my parent’s house, which my dog lives at. Nice to spend some solid time with him except when he keeps me up half the night). Fun activities like concerts and brunch, and making new couple friends (so hard!)
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert unless I know the people. As soon as I don’t know anyone, I turn very shy and unconfident.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? umm.. pajama pants in public, cut offs and crop tops?(I’m not sure what the name is, but the tops that show your belly button).
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 5 hours. I prefer and normally get 8 to 9.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I do not. Time and energy plays a part in my decision. There are some things that I need to invest my time into more than having a blog. I enjoy reading blogs though.
    10. Weekly goals: Ride the stationary bike twice. Finish two books. Keep drinking water. GET SHIT DONE AT WORK!! WOOT WOOT MONDAY Optimism!

  10. 1. Mood: Excited!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I don’t even remember where I was and what I was doing last week! :p

    3. Are you naturally athletic? I *used* to be, but somewhere along the way I started to hate doing sports :p.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? The makeup artistry classes I’ve been taking, my newly cropped hair, and a new beauty-related job :).

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My red winter jacket, easter lily flowers, and my new laptop!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? A mix of both. I’m more introverted when I don’t know people well and more extroverted once we get to know others better.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? T-shirts with slogans.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 2, but I zone out for an hour during lunch time :p.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Absolutely! It’s the perfect blend of my love for beauty related things and my love for writing.

    10. Weekly goals: Get my article done, ace my Colour Theory test, and sleep before midnight.
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … About Face – Spring For Less

  11. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: In between…I feel good but I’m not at 110%
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Ha about to finish my first year of high school if I remember correctly…
    3. Are you naturally athletic? In the soccer/basketball sense not so much but I danced so that helped a bit in PE class. Plus I was a cheerleader. I have natural balance though.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? My InStyler, One N Only Argan Oil (in the spray bottle!) and Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr Eyeshadow
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Myself, spending time with my family/friends, and Alcatraz(tv show) – I’m surprisingly intrigued by it
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Depends. If I’m just meeting someone for the first time I am definitely an introvert. But if I’ve known you for a while or just feel really comfortable with you then I am an extrovert to the fullest!
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Cut off shorts. The super short ones you see in the juniors department that actually show the pockets. I’m young enough to pull it off I guess (24) but I can’t do it. I don’t like it.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Oh um about 4 or 5 hours. My max number of hours I can/should sleep is 6. Any more and I get a major headache and I feel more lethargic.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Not consistently :-/ I am so bad with it. Especially since I wouldn’t have a main purpose for my blog other than to TALK. I love beauty/makeup products but I don’t buy them that often. I am into arts & crafts but I don’t have the space right now to put together things as much as I would like. I’m going to give it another go though and see what happens because I do love to write and have a conversation even if no one is paying attention ;-)
    10. Weekly goals: Work out, eat better, figure out why my skin is freaking out so much and making me break out :-( no bueno

    Have a great week Beauties & Tabs!!!

  12. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Kind of cranky today.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    I was 24. We were living in an apartment and I was close to my 1-year anniversary at my job. Luckily I’m still at the same job!

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Heck no! :-)

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Sleeping in, new shoes from DSW, the lack of major snow this winter.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Definitely an introvert. The latest article of Time magazine actually had an article about the characteristics of shy people.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Mini skirts, anything too low cut, flimsy tank tops (I have to wear a decent bra and I hate showing straps)

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    Around 3-4.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    Nope. I don’t really have a passion for it and I think that’s important in making a great blog.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Make it to Friday without having a major meltdown a la Christian Bale. :-)

    Hopefully I can shake this mood. Tomorrow is another day to start over. Have a great day!

  13. Pamela M says:

    Mood: alright for a Monday
    Flashback: in winter of 2002 I was a senior in high school, can’t believe it’s been ten years
    Naturally athletic? Depends on the sport, I was never a fast runner
    Three makeup loves: my new ysl lipstick, Mac cremesheen in japanese spring, mac blush in blush baby
    Three other loves: my new handbag from Zara, milk duds, rasin bran crunch cereal…it gives me energy.
    Introvert vs extrovert: depends on the situation and I’m a Gemini!!!
    Too old to wear: super glittery eye or lip stuff
    Least amount of sleep: six hours
    Blog: no, i wouldn’t keep up with my own blog
    Weekly goals: work out, eat more healthy

  14. Andreea says:

    LOVE LE LIST!

    1. Mood: UAAAH! YAY!! UAAAHHH! YAY!! C.R.A.Z.Y.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    OMG apprentice-ship one of the strangest and surely not best time in my life.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? Sport? Waht’s that?

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    SHISEIDO, pink lipsticks, Amaranthine (scent)

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Husband, husband, husband.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Both – depends on modd right now – extroverted. GO GO GO!

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Shorts :-/ I mean this kind of short… shorts.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    None, but only for two days.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    YES! For my own pleasure, for reputation (I am finde with it, people recognize me on the street;-) for my job and for FUN. Mostly for FUN.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Organize, read a lot, write a text for my thesis.

  15. Nina says:

    1, Mood: Finally rested! Ive forgotten how awesome that feels!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was working for a management consutling firm and hating every second of it.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? The answer to that would be a big fat no!

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Maybelline Color Tattoos, yogurt covered pretzels and my brows.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Hot chocolate, Malaysian food and Japanese drama.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I am a secret introvert. You wouldn’t know just by looking at me.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Colored jeans. I want them but they just feel so young.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 4 hours. Less than that and im a wreck!

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I have a blog that hasn’t been updated in years. I like to write but I just don’t have the time nor the inclination for it.

    10. Weekly goals: Just be. 

  16. Sarah says:

    1. Mood: optimistic and a little exhausted
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? All too well! I was a sophomore in college, dating this guy who turned me into an emotional trainwreck! I also had my wisdom teeth removed that winter and on the upside I taught myself to knit.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? not even remotely! I am so clumsy
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Aveeno stress relief body wash, Essie’s new spring colors, Nars Velvet gloss pencils – I just ordered mexican rose
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? spurts of unseasonably warm weather, spring colors in the mall (I just ordered a yellow and white striped dress from old navy), cheez-its – having a toddler means fun snacks!
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I am very extroverted – I am a high school teacher, but I am also a homebody.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? short shorts, anything exceptionally trendy – like cropped tees and tanks that so many of my students are wearing these days
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? about 5, I’m non-functional if I get less
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I do! I”d love to have the time and energy to create a beauty/nail polish blog, but I blog a picture of my son a day. It’s mostly for the enjoyment of my out of town family.
    10. Weekly goals: to relax and get to bed early each night, stay on top of my laundry

  17. marisol says:

    I’ve been to that trail during the summer. So pretty!

    1. Mood: optimistic. Had a great weigh in this morning which I hope will motivate me this week.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was 22 and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. Some things never change… wah wah wah
    3. Are you naturally athletic? um no!
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? MAC’s Strobe Cream, Lush Bath bombs & Lady Speed deodorant. The deodorant is so random but it keeps me fresh & not stanky during my workouts.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? chia seeds, Chobani blood orange greek yogurt & spending time in SF
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? introvert
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? glitter
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 5 to 6 hours.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Yes. I started blogging for random things mostly related to beauty but then in September 2010 I started focusing more on health & weight loss. I do it to keep me accountable.
    10. Weekly goals: work out 5 times a week, keep a positive attitude and drink lots of water.

    Have a great week!
    marisol recently posted … Hard Work & Dedication

  18. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A bit lazy. I have homework, but I don’t feel like doing it.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?: I was in the last semester of my junior year in high school! Getting reading to become a senior was exciting.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?: Hell to the no! I used to fake sick to get out of gym class. And I was always chosen last when we played dodge ball.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?: NARS Sheer Matte Liquid in Syracuse, Revlon Creme Gloss in Wine Anytime, and Nivea Creme as an eye cream.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?: Freshly baked goods (I made corn muffins yesterday!), my Globalization and World Culture class, and Ebru Gundes’s music (Turkish singer).

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?: Definitely introvert. Photogs, stylists, etc have commented on how quiet I am at photo shoots.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?: Anything from the Junior’s Dept in any store.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?: Maybe 5 hours.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?: I run The Makeup Train! I love sharing my experiences as a MUA, and I realize that there is a need for more NC42 bloggers, because we want to know how certain colors will look on us. Seeing MAC Saddle on the arm of an NW20 blogger is not enough for us (click on my name to get to the site).

    10. Weekly goals: Make a key lime pie, try to get to BMCC to pick up my A.A degree (you have to go in person), read, read, and read some more for class!

  19. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Exhausted. I’ve spent the past week trying to get over the flu, and at the same time taking care of my mother, who has a very severe flu and feels about 10 times worse than I do.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?

    Living in a crappy apartment by myself, working at a job that I really couldn’t stand. I was also going through some very rocky relationship stuff at the time. Boy, have I learned some things since then!

    3. Are you naturally athletic?

    Not even a tiny bit. I’m the same as you, Karen — someone throws a ball my way and I freeze and it usually ends up hitting me!

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?

    The latest Revlon mascara (3-D Photo Ready, I think it’s called), Lumene skincare products, and Organix hair care products (the morrocan argan oil hair mask is amazing).

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?

    Yogi teas for my flu symptoms, the variety of meal options found in the frozen food aisle of Trader Joe’s (no time or energy to cook lately), and cuddling with Missy (she’s nicer when I’m sick).

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?

    I always thought I was an introvert because I’m shy and insecure, but I read that it’s actually determined by how you get your energy, either solitude or socializing, so if that’s the case I’m an extrovert. I definitely get my energy from being around other people.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?

    I’m of the mindset that as long as you’re not breaking a professional dress code or exposing things that the public has no business seeing, you can wear whatever makes you feel good.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?

    Any less than six hours and I’m not someone you want to be around the following afternoon!

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?

    No. It’s something I’d like to do sometime, but I currently have no camera, and my computer is very, very old and slow.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Recharge my batteries and get healthy, and then start back on the never-ending job hunt.

  20. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    I was in my last year of high school.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Nope.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Mememe blush in Pink, NYX jumbo lip pencil and the body shop wild cherry body butter

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Hot chocolate, new lace dress from Dorothy Perkins and my boyfriend.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Introvert.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Crop tops.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    Seven hours.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    Yes, it’s a great way to share my passion for all things beauty with other people. :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    exercise more.
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Eldorado, Electric and Mildew

  21. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Mwah.. okay.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    I was 13, but I can’t really remember a lot because something traumatic during my childhood. Between my 11th and 15th age everything is black, can’t remember anything.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    I used to be very athletic when I was a kid. Started dancing at 4, always been very enthousiastic when I had gym.. Now I have a subscripion to a studentgym but I haven’t been for 2 month, I injured my right ankle. Sucks.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Facial masks from Onyx(they smell amazing), apricot nail polish from Catrice and my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Wii Active game, my bed(I love to sleep haha) and my red scarf.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Definitly extrovert! I’m very present when I’m somewhere. I talk to every person, not afraid of what people say, I act, sing and I’m studying for elemantary school teacher. I love standing in front of a crowd.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    My Hello Kitty shirts. One reason I wear it in bed and not out.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    5 Hours. If I sleep less I’d fall back asleep..

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    Yes! I love blogging. I love it, I can show my creativity and share my interests. I don’t always have the time but I always make time.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get my assignment done before friday.
    Stephanie recently posted … Models Own It First Bottleshop

  22. MM Curator says:

    1. Mood: My usual Monday mood – fairly depressed. :(

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? – Living with my parents, working a job I hated. Fortunately things improved that fall when I went to grad school.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? Sweet Jesus no. I made it on to the tennis team in high school, but I was still always picked last in gym class, could barely run a mile, etc. I’m getting better though – now I’m aiming to run a marathon this fall.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? I’ve got roses on the brain – LUSH’s Rose Jam Bubbleroon and Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, Bobbi Brown’s Wild Rose shimmerbrick.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My iPhone (got it a few weeks ago and I’m still in awe), hot chocolate from scratch with homemade caramel sauce, 30 Rock (just discovering this show now…it’s hilarious!)

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert, all the way.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Everything in H&M and Forever 21…I look at the windows when I pass by in the mall and think, oh, that’s cute. Then I remember I’m far too old to wear most of what they have.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Eight hours. Seriously. I just require a lot of sleep to function.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Yup. I do it because I think I have a unique perspective on makeup and I’d like people to understand where I’m coming from.

    10. Weekly goals: Get to the gym 2 more times this week, keep up with the blog, lose a pound.
    MM Curator recently posted … Curator’s Corner, 1/28/2012

  23. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Even steven, don’t mess with me cause I could be a grump if set off but I could also be happy if given the right circumstances….
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Being a sucker for love. I was 29 and had just left an 11 year relationship a year before so the 2nd BF I had after that was breaking my heart……….
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Yes, very. I just wish I could get back into it!
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Tarte blush, pencil glosses from Nars and my Clarisonic face cleanser thing :)
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My kids, my husband and my free time
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Anything with Justin Beiber on it
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 2 hrs
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Yes but only when I’m really going though major amounts of drama – it helps me destress. Sometimes I just type it all out and don’t send.
    10. Weekly goals: Go to the gym a few times this week.

  24. Yinyan says:

    1. Mood: Content – just had a really chill weekend and am ready for whatever the work week can throw at me!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    Still in high school! Gosh the time has flown by…

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Not unless baking is now recognized as a sport…

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    CG Lineblast 24hr liquid eyeliner
    Benefit’s They’re Real mascara
    The silver and navy french manicure that I’ve been rocking to support my Patriots in the playoffs!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Just Dance 3
    50 degree weather in DC in January
    Eating my way through a top 40 list of DC’s best eats with friends

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Little bit of both – I love being a hermit, but also love going out with friends

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Those short shorts that barely cover anything that all the little 13 yr olds seem to be rocking these days…

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    6 hours – anything less and I am not pleasant to deal with

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    Nope, I much prefer reading to writing – glad to have you to entertain me :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Drink more water and clean out my car (i found 3 pairs of shoes i had forgotten about in the trunk the other day!)

  25. Ljana says:

    1. Mood: OK, but a bit bored. It’s so cold here I’ve been cooped up in the house all day.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was in my second year of university, preparing for a huge test on classical literature. I remember the winter of 2002 quite vividly – I was either going out to bars or reading the ancients – Homer, Plato et al. Ah, to be that carefree and bohemian again…
    3. Are you naturally athletic? NO! I’m quite limber and flexible, but hopeless at all sports that require more than bending or stretching. Too clumsy and no hand-eye coordination.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish (I’m always loving that), Dior Addict lipstick in Cinderella (from the Les Rouges Or collection, lightest shade), Too Faced blush in Who’s Your Poppy?
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My new black boots, some ancient, well-worn Levi’s flares I rediscovered in my closet, Agatha Christie’s novels
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I’m reasonably extroverted, I think.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Chucks. There’s probably no age limit on those, but I spent my childhood wearing them, so when I put them on I feel about seven.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Eight hours to function properly. I can get by on 6 for a couple of days, but then I need to make up for it.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No. I’d like to, but I don’t think I have what it takes in terms of persistence and self-discipline.
    10. Weekly goals: Meet my editor, cook at least 3 times, be extra kind to the boy as he started a new job last week and is pretty exhausted.

  26. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired, I didn’t realize there was so much to do in terms of last minute wedding plans

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Nope, I have issues remembering stuff I was told five minutes ago

    3. Are you naturally athletic? I’m naturally bendy thanks to being double jointed but I have asthma so it’s hard for me to be athletic.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? My SK bent eyeliner brush, Stila convertible color in Orchid, the broach I wanna put in my hair for my wedding

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Alpacas, my new iPhone, my natural hair color

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I’m a bit of both, but I’m probably more introverted

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? I’m only 22 so I can’t really think of anything. But I feel like no one should wear super padded push up bras no matter their age

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 8, I’m a total cranky person otherwise

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Nope, I don’t have the time really

    10. Weekly goals: knit, study, do all my homework

  27. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired, my sinuses are killing me!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    I would have been 14! So I was basically going to school, hanging out with my BFF Heather, and being in ~love~ with a guy I dated for a short while.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Not at all. I’m extremely uncoordinated, was usually picked last in gym class.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    DiorShow Mascara (The Original), the CeraVe skincare line, and L’Oreal Colour Riche Balms

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    My kittycat, my bunnybaby, and my Fiance/Bunnydaddy

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Pretty equal here.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Over the knee socks.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    I can do 7, but I’ll be pretty crabby. I have abnormal sleep needs, 9+ is my preference.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    I’m trying to get one started.

    10. Weekly goals:
    three strength workouts, three cardio workouts, eat vegetables everyday

  28. Flos says:

    1. Mood:
    Well rested
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    Hm, that would make me 15. I just started in a new school, and I was really searching for my place. But I was more honest to myself than I had been in a long time.
    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    I’ve been a ballet dancer and yogi almost my entire life, but I suck tremendously at running. So I would say yes, but some will not agree :)
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    My new purple lipstick from GOSH, the vinopure cleansing mask by Caudalie, and all time favorite Lemony Flutter by LUSH.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    New pajamas, snow (finally!), and ridiculously good cannelloni with ricotta and spinach.
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Introvert definitely, after a day of work, I need a couple of hours or so to get to myself again.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Gold clothing and bunches
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    When I don’t need to keep going for a week on that regimen, I can do with three of four. But if I need to keep up: seven at least.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    No, there are too many other things that I need to deal with in my spare time already, like reading blogs :).
    10. Weekly goals:
    Finally clean Littlefoot’s litter box (damn you underachieving silica gel stockists!), and vacuum clean the house. Get home from work by 6pm at the very latest every day. Have champagne with my fiancée to celebrate the weekend on Friday.

  29. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: good, energized, but sleepy now
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    Yes! No good memories, working on a horrible project, I don’t wanna go back!
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Not really, I like to do some weight lifting.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Lash Curler, my new straightening iron and L’Occitane hand cream
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? 20 minutes of meditation in the morning, a cup of herbal tea during bedtime and nail polish
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? extrovert, what else
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? where should I start… anything with ruffles, shorts and mini skirts (I don’t like my legs in them)
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 4 hours, but only for a day or two
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No, never thought about it, but you should never say never
    10. Weekly goals: sports 2x, finish probation time on Wednesday and meet with new protégé

    Have a happy week everyone;-)

  30. Lisa says:

    1.Mood: Good but out of it. I’ve been staring at my laptop for too long today.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was in high school! It feels like a lifetime ago.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Sort of. I enjoy sports a lot, and I’m pretty strong. These days, I swim and do Crossfit about 3 times a week each. I love swimming in meets, and I can get pretty competitive.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Revlon Lip Butter, Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint, Stila Smudge Pot
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Peppermint tea, reading (I don’t always have time), spending time with my fiance!
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I’m definitely and introvert. I can be very loud and outgoing around friends though.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Neon anything.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 6-7 hours. I like sleep. A lot.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No; I don’t really have time. I enjoy reading blogs though.
    10. Weekly goals: Write out my weekly goals and put them on my calendar, get back on track with eating (ate a lot this weekend!), and book our wedding venue!

  31. kiwikiwidragon says:

    1. Mood: Not bad, all things considered.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Yeah, it took me a few minutes tho! I was just about to start working at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Worst. Job. Ever. I was a department manger, but it meant the end to a dry spell of work after Sept 11th. I was working two part time positions for 6 and 6.25 per hour and was way behind in bills and other things, had been married almost two years at that point. Glad DH and I are in a better place financially, but there are some “life” things I wish I could go back to.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? Not sure, I haven’t been uber athletic for so long, it’s really hard to say.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Weleda soothing Almond facial oil, Skin79 BB Cream, and Jurlique Rose Balm.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Almond crackers, green tea tiramisu, and Cherry M&M’s

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? It depends on the time of the month, right now, extrovert, last week, introvert.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Tube dresses, really short skirts, Ed Hardy gear, certain styles of bathing suits, and some really trendy pieces. Clothes that are too young for your age bracket can actually make you appear older. I do buck some of this trend tho, I like printed T’s with nerdy sayings and characters on them.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? I with Karen on this: 6 but by the third day, I can truly feel it.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? no, I would like to but don’t want to held accountable to some particular rants.
    10. Weekly goals: not sure, ask me tomorrow…lol

  32. 1. Mood:
    Abnormally excited for a Monday! It’s the first ever general strike I have ever experienced in my life, and it was today! I thought the whole country (Belgium) would really be shut down, but after talking to some friends I realized most shops were actually open. It’s really only the public transportation that’s down (train was completely down, and buses depend on where you are). I decided to go out and explore a little, and realized EVERYBODY was going shopping (last couple of days of the sales)! It was pretty wacky for a Monday! Oh, that and we got our first snow this year! It was light and fluffy so it’s pretty cute. I don’t want to be snowed under though (so it should stop ASAP)!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    Cramming my head with everything I could learn from my high school textbooks, trying to get into university, and feeling fat and undesirable! Nope, not the favorite period of time in my life! I’m SOOOO happy I made it through my teenage years!

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Err nope. My cardiopulmonary is pretty good, and I am built to be a pretty good runner. Other than that my bad hand-eye coordination basically stops me from doing most things athletic!

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Using a serum at night (because it’s dry), do thicker winged-out eyeliner (because people seem to really like it on me), and putting macadamia oil in my hair (because it’s growing longer but I won’t get to see my hairdresser till I go home this summer).

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Playing go fetch with my baby kitten Muffin (we can do two 1-hour sessions a day), checking to see if she’s going to lose some more baby teeth (she’s lost 4 so far as far as we know, and we found 2), trying to decide which Guerlain Rouge Automatique to get first (I go to every Guerlain counter in the city center every time I make it to the city center nowadays… I totally have OCD)!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    Introvert! I am very talkative, but I am not always comfortable when people approach me. Sometimes when I am on an elated mood I become positively blabbering even among strangers though!

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Sneakers. I wear dresses 365 days a year, and I pair them with either boots or ballerinas (heels only if I’m going somewhere). Sneakers are just a teeny bit too casual I guess.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    It really depends on when I go to sleep. If I go to bed before midnight, I can wake up at 6 the next morning feeling OK. If I go to bed at say 2AM, I can wake up at 12PM and still feel like crap. I’m weird that way.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    Yes I do! I was inspired by some great bloggers (YOU INCLUDED, KAREN), and decided to start sharing my passion with those who stumble upon my blog. I am amazed by the power of social media. We all risk buying crappy products a lot less often with people getting to talk about their experience freely!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Work, work, and work some more on my project. That and keep churning out new articles on my blog!

    Have a nice week Karen (and Tabs)!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Skincare Review: Eucerin Body Lotions (Saved My Skin)

  33. Raven says:

    1. Mood: ahhh, that great feeling the morning after a great night out with the man. Just blissful.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    Not really. I was 6 going on 7 and was probably outside playing in the snow and actually getting excersise as opposed to sitting on my butt watching Ellen. I’m thinking now would be a good time to revert back to my childhood years.
    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Yes, im a pretty big girl. My figure is quite slim and I have long legs so people are pretty surised when I weigh in at 140lbs. I think it’s great since I love sports and make it easy and let’s me be quite confidant while trying new ones.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Gold eyeliner, pale nude lips, my new fan brush (hallelujah!), and my dive into my bright firey red hair. No regrets!
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Bulldogs, I can’t get enough of em, French and English <3
    my new truck, such a gas guzzler, but man does it fly down these chilly Canadian highways!
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    I find I'm somewhat of an introvert when I don't feel like going out and partying everynight, but I'm comfortable strikeing up a conversation with strangers and my fashion is definitely extroverted.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Headbands. If I had a sweet-ass feathered/decked out, sequinned big lady gaga head peice, but just little everyday headbands, not my thang.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    I can go without sleep entirely but only for a day and if I don't catch up the next day my brain goes to MUSH.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    I'd love to blog, it's actually kind of a short term dream I have, but I don't have Internet at my house yet and have to use my iPhone for everything :S oneday though!
    10. Weekly goals:
    Get settled into the new summester, save save save! And eat healthier than the 14 day nutella spree I went on :p

  34. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Always tired…
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Yes. My previous workplace moved to another office just about 10 years ago to the day.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? No, the opposite. But I have to try to be one regardless.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? New lovely nail polishes, and I managed to hunt down and buy two of my beauty why-did-not-I-buy regrets!
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? A fine yarn I’m working on, I found a new pair of eyeglasses, and most importantly: we have light again!!!
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Intro!
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? I think a bigger problem is my body shape (curvy). Normal sizes just don’t always fit or look good.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? I need at least 7 hours, but even that is too little.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No. I don’t have a camera.
    10. Weekly goals: Knitting, sports, new makeup!

  35. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Excited! We put in an application on a house to rent and we’ll find out tomorrow! EEK, moving! And I’m watching my friend’s 5 month old baby, heaven!!!
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was about 10 weeks pregnant with our first daughter. It was a really exciting yet weird time. It’s hard to even remember that far back.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? HA! Nope. Well, maybe. I’m not competitive at all, so sports don’t appeal to me.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? I just bought the Naked 2 palette, and it’s been so fun playing with it! I’ve been using the Boscia line of what I call “old lady creams” and they’re really making a difference in my skin! And I can’t wait for the new line of China Glaze nail polishes, I’m literally on pins and needles!
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Coffee, the elixir of life! The new Sprite Zero cans, they are blue now, and I’m diggin’ it! And Pintrest is my new obsession!
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Naturally I’m introverted, but I hate it, so I work really really hard at being an extrovert.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? This just happened to me on Saturday!!! I was at Macy’s and there was a Material Girl by Madonna shirt on sale and I loved it! Hot pink and neon orange stripes, and the orange was mesh. It sang to me! But, I’m 36. I’m too old for it. I would have worn it in the mid 80′s though, and rocked it!
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Six hours, I love eight, but every now and then I get six. Naps are my friend!
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Nope, I wish I did, but I don’t have anything interesting to blog about. And I’m probably a little afraid that nobody would read it. However I do journal extensively.
    10. Weekly goals: Move, if we get this house!!! That’s the only thing on my mind right now! And I need to make an appointment for a haircut!

  36. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Still waiting for my caffeine to kick in!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    I had just settled into my house here and in 6th grade. It was really awkward going into a school where everyone knew each other; I got picked on a lot.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha NO. My head has a gravitational force for balls, so any sport involving balls I am naturally NOT good at. I am NOT A TEAM PLAYER. I’m good at individual sports like bicycling and walking (as long as I don’t trip over myself.) Sports like soccer, I completely fail at. I was not the person who got A’s in P.E.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Nail art, Braids, and anything and everything from the Dermalogica Ultracalming line!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    Zena, the Volkswagen Bark Side commercial (Oh my God, it is SO cute) and the fact that my birthday is tomorrow!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    A very big, very large INTROVERT. Bolded, italicized, and underlined.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Rompers

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    6 hours

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    If you consider Tumblr blogging, yes. Tumblr is sort of a new thing and it’s a way of posting things I find interesting, put down thoughts, post photography. I guess it’s a creative outlet where a paper journal can’t go. A paper journal can’t show the entirety of the new Volkswagen “Bark Side” commercial, which I’m obsessed with at the moment, only a photo!

    10. Weekly goals:
    -Celebrate my birthday tomorrow! I turn 23 at 10:03 AM German time (or, 3:03 AM central)

  37. Adrienne says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty darn good! I had my first day as an official Lancôme employee yesterday (yay for promotions!) and it went splendidly :)

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    It was 8th grade, which was not a great year for me emotionally, so I’m just glad I’m past it!

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    HAHAHAHAHA
    yeah notsomuch…

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    Makeup forever concealer (im still in the trial stage, but it’s on it’s way to being the only concealer I’ve ever actually been happy with!!), Mario Badescu silver powder (gently extracts blackheads, seems to reduce redness, and makes my skin baby-butt soft!), and my new haircut. With all these things having just happened/been discovered, I’ve found myself walking with a lot more confidence than usual :)

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving  lately?
    My girlfriend, who has been extra amazing and sweet lately, my new iPhone 4, and my $26 boots from Marshalls, which are the best boots ever, but wearing out way too fast!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    I’d say more of an introvert, but get me with people I know or some alcohol, or say I forget to take my ADHD medication lol, and I come out of my shell. But when I first meet people, definitely introverted. I’m also perfectly happy being alone, living alone, etc

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    Jean skirts from high school (though I will occasionally throw them on as beach wear, I think that’s the exception to a jean skirt wearing age rule), and sweatpants/pjs in public.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    0! I’m a born insomniac, and thank god for it because I’m also a born procrastinator, so sleepless nights happened a lot in college lol!

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    No, I’m not good at keeping up with a project like that. Same reason I started a bunch of diaries/journals when I was younger, but never got very far with them

    10. Weekly goals:
    Do well with my sales and clientelling and everything at my new counter, and get my lazy ass to the laundromat!!

  38. Marian says:

    1. Mood: bleh. Not happy, not sad. Not excited, not bored. Just bleh
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?I was doing exactly what I’m doing now. That realization doesn’t make me happy.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Not at all!
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Missha BB Cream, Revlon Butter Shine lipsticks, Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Karen Neuberger PJs, My leather Coach bag, grapes
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I used to be an extrovert but now I’m an introvert.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? I never feel too old for anything. There are many things I wouldn’t wear because they don’t look good on me.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? I can go without sleep and function for 24 hours.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No. I don’t have anything I want to blog about. I’d rather read your blog.
    10. Weekly goals: get my son back to school. Cook a lot.

  39. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Content. Spent a day just relaxing and going to Charles Town, WV.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    ~It would have been January 2002, and at that time I was still a freshman in high school. I was in the hockey class and on the team, and I remember freshman year was a time of a lot of drama in my big group of friends. I was also training horses and working with some really difficult horses at the time.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?
    ~I would say yes, mainly because there are several times I could have gotten seriously hurt with the horses (or at least hurt a lot worse or even killed), and whatever athletic ability I have totally saved me. I am also not prone to a lot of injuries.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?
    ~Burt’s Bees lip balm, Tarte eyelash primer, and Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Ransom.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?
    ~Getting so much arm muscle that I am starting not to fit into some of my winter shirts (from push-ups every morning and night as well as weights); getting some new opportunities to learn new things; and time off before classes start to enjoy myself and get things done.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
    ~I am definitely more of an introvert. I can make friends easily but I am not really comfortable in large crowds. I also have few people in my life that I can truly trust to not judge me.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?
    ~T-shirts with cartoons or funny sayings on them. They were ok in high school, but I have since given them away.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?
    ~1 to 2 hours…done it before, many times.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?
    ~I don’t. In my profession there are a lot of people who use Facebook as a blog/diary of sorts, but I don’t think it’s ok given where we all work. I am also shy in the sense where I don’t want everyone commenting on my thoughts, especially if it’s in a negative way. I keep a journal, but that’s about as far as I go, and no one reads it but me.

    10. Weekly goals
    ~Get stuff done and ready for my job test/interview opportunity.
    ~Clean the house.
    ~Get out running and challenge myself on a new/harder workout.

  40. Julliah says:

    1. Mood: Tired and Sick
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was stuck at a school that I hated, it wasn’t a fun year for me.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? While I enjoy exercising, it isn’t something that comes naturally.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Pixi’s Fake Awake kit, Burts Bees Lip Balm and a pretty (unlabeled) silver eyeshadow that I found when I was cleaning out my makeup.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Trader Joe’s Creme Brulees, finding time to write, and sleep :)
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Nothing really. There are things that
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? I used to be able to get by on 3 hours of sleep a night for a week or two without crashing, but I recently got sick with something so I’ve been needing a LOT more sleep then that.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I want to, but have never gotten around to starting one.
    10. Weekly goals: Hmm, I don’t really have any. Survive, I guess?

  41. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Ok. I felt kind of tense all day but I wasn’t really sure why.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Oh boy! I was just getting ready to graduate college. I was working at H&M and I was just about to meet my future hubby :)
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Oh heck no!
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? The Mia2 Clarisonic, Shiseido Bioperformance cream and Clean and Clear Acne Advantage exfoliating cleanser. Life savers.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? naps, lunchtime with my friends and snuggle time on the couch with hubby
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I would say on the service I appear introverted but when I’m comfortable around people I’m naturally extroverted.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Pigtails. I mean really anyone over 6 is too old.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 5 hours. And you probably shouldn’t talk to me on that much sleep.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Yes! I have a teacher blog and I write about things that I experience as a teacher in New York City.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out 2 more times, get a good nights sleep and do all this massive laundry. Why does it never end!?

  42. DonnaN says:

    1. Mood: Melancholy…it’s been a lazy day here at home with the baby!

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was newly-engaged and we’d just gotten our two kittens (both of which have since passed-on—sad)

    3. Are you naturally athletic? If you consider been a MAJOR-KLUTZ athletic…..then yes! (Sarcastically……NO, really)

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? The coveted NAKED 2 palette, the new TARTE blushes and my T3 hairdryer I got for Christmas!!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My daughter, of course!……my Tiffany & Co. sunglasses and DOWNTON ABBEY on PBS!!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Definately an extrovert!!

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Bare Midriffs….definately NOT after baby!!

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 4-5 hours……got my training with a new baby and all……

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I used to, then stopped, but would love to start up again. Considering doing vlogging on You-Tube…….

    10. Weekly goals: my bathroom needs a serious SCRUB-down and I need to do my hardwood floors too. Oh, and I need to do some pre=spring cleaning and start going through clothing for donations and such.

  43. Cindy Lartigue says:

    1. Mood: – Very grateful & very happy.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Yes, I was in the process of transferring from Houston to Dallas through my company. I had asked for Miami or Chicago but the VP of TX said my survey scores were so high, he really wanted me to stay in Texas! (A little bragging there because now I have Major Depressive Disorder and I remember and miss the times I was so good with clients)

    3. Are you naturally athletic? – Heck no, accept for some reason, my lower legs have always been muscular. Guys have always asked me if I work out – Ha!

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? My Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System- so in love with it; The 1 Night Highlightsâ„¢ With Bonus Bamboo Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – it was so much fun and smelled so fresh in my hair! & Although I don’t have the following yet – I am admiring the crap out of it: Garden Clutch Makeup Palette For Glowing Eyes and Lips!!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Every new lip stain that comes out; lash enhancers & Smashbox Primer. I don’t even wear foundation but I love the way it glides and melts right into my skin!

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Glitter but I will wear it anyway!

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? – 4 hours

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No, I do not blog because I just think that no one would be interested in what I specifically had to say.

    10. Weekly goals:To every single day enter into my online journal on my Kindle Fire – it really helps. Regardless of the snow, to get myself and my dog out more.

  44. TrippyPixie says:

    1. Mood: Tired, because it’s been a long day.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?: No, since I was small back then. But the winter was probably miserable.

    3. Are you naturally athletic?: I do German folk dancing (polkas and waltzes) and that’s it. In P.E., I used to run away from everything, and I hit my P.E. teacher in the head once when I tried to serve a volleyball (yes, I ran after it happened). Now I’m in dance, so it’s not as big of a deal.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?: I’ve been using Smith’s Minted Rose Salve again, after a long break; I’ve been trying to use up Nivea tinted lip balms in Strawberry and Cherry; and I’ve rediscovered the love I had for two Labello lip balms I picked up in Germany last summer.

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately?: I’ve been watching season 6 of the ’90s show “Homicide: Life on the Street”. It’s so darn good. I’m sad that I only have one more season and a movie left, then that’s it.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?: When I’m with family and good friends, I’m a crazy loud extrovert. When I first meet people though, I can be very shy, because I don’t want people knowing at first how loud and energetic I can be.

    7. Something you feel too old to wear?: Not much, since I’m in my late teens. There’s some stuff that looks too old/mature for me to wear, though.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on?: Depends on how I did the night before. In my sophomore year of high school, I could get by on 4 hours of sleep. Now, I tend to get about 8 hours or more of sleep. My system’s definitely changed. Last Saturday, I was up for 20 straight hours after 5 hours of sleep, and I was slap-happy and exhausted by the end of the day.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not?: Not a personal blog, though I do write news stories and reviews for my school’s online newspaper. For a personal blog, I don’t think that I’m that interesting enough. Besides, I’m lazy.

    10. Weekly goals: This week, finish scholarship applications, finish season 6 of “Homicide: Life on the Street”, and finish school assignments early.

  45. Tessa says:

    1. Mood: I was annoyed because i had to clean up cat poo and pee from the bedroom floor and bed -_-.. but excited because I leave for Thailand on Wednesday!!
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago?
    Geez I was only 11..lol so nothing special
    3. Are you naturally athletic? no.. i remember in elementary thinking wow all these other kids so much faster than me at running lol and im also scared of being hit in ball sports.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately?.. um in October i bought orgasm blush im loving that, but nothing else is different or new.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? The fact that im going to Thailand !!! And that ive been keeping with exercising 4x a week and have lost 15.5 lbs since october 5th and that im going to acutally achieve my new years resolution for weight loss :)
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? i did have to look this up because ive never heard the terms, but introvert with most people and extrovert with the boyfriend.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? .. Im only 21 so theres not much i can think of..
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 7, min 6 and id be fine but tired.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? no, im not good with grammer or spelling that type of stuff
    10. Weekly goals: to not get mad or overly OCD at my boyfriend on the flights to thailand

  46. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Cranky and Tired.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Vaguely. That time was such a fog. Raising six children. Main focus was getting my two year old twins with feeding problems from extreme prematurity to gain weight.

    3. Are you naturally athletic? Yes.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? MyChelle Notox Anti-Wrinkle Serum, Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Crash, Kevin Murphy’s Hydrate Me conditioner

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Having my son home from the Army. More organized, professional looking work space. New flannel sheets.

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Extrovert

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Sequin Uggs and miniskirts. However, I can still can rock a bikini.

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 8 hours. I need my sleep!

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? No. Writing is work for me.

    10. Weekly goals: Make it to Friday for my massage.

    • Wendy says:

      You made me decide to purchase Pacifica’s French Lilac’s body butter. I bought the soap bar in the same scent and LOVE it!

  47. jen. says:

    That nature preserve looks so cool! I’m jealous!

    1. Mood: Sleepy! I’m doing some internetting before bed.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was in my sophomore year of undergrad, so I was living in a dorm underneath the football stadium and taking waaaaaaay too many classes (that was the year I started taking 19 credits/ semester).
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Absolutely not. I am a short, fat, klutz. Alas.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Some raspberry lemonade Blistex I got as a stocking stuffer, NARS primer with SPF, and I’m back into Benetint again after my fling with the lovely Tarte blushes.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? The Couch to 5K app on my ipod, using glass instead of plastic to take my lunch to work, and Parks and Recreation.
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert, all the way.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Anything I see my HS students wear…. luckily, I don’t think our styles overlap much.
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? Probably around six-ish, as long as I don’t have to be *too* happy about it.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I used to, but I haven’t kept it up because I’m too boring.
    10. Weekly goals: Run run run. I also need to make it to the post office before closing time because I need to mail out two packages.

  48. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Tired, but tomorrow is another day of new beginnings.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? Oh dear, I was 21 majoring in biology. I was trying to get well from being supremly sick for about 3 months. I had tried hard to go to class but wasn’t working much at the time. I was so sick, when I came back to write a midterm, my professor didn’t even ask for my doctor’s note.
    3. Are you naturally athletic? Not at all. When I was younger, I was a lot heavier, almost always the last kid in class to finish running and last to get picked. I tried hard, but wasn’t great. I have to work really hard at staying on top of working out. I have to force myself to get moving. I am much stronger than I’ve ever been.
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume, MAC Pillow Talk lipstick and Principessa Beauty Dry Shampoo.
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? Swarovski rhinestones, Jacquard Lumiere paint and my cousins twin girls that I’m babysitting every Monday :)
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I tend to be introverted.
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? A really short skirt
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 5 hours, but I am barely functioning. I typically need 6-7. I know I should get 8 hours though.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? Yes because its fun and I like to share my thoughts and creative energy.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat clean, get to the gym at least 4 more times this week and don’t let others get on my nerves.
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  49. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Happy – I have Friday off work, so I am enjoying the idea of a short work week.

    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was working (sigh) and getting to know my (now husband)

    3. Are you naturally athletic? Oh no! I went to a field hockey try-out for my parents. Saw the girls on the field and promptly walked back to the car and went home.

    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? Jack’ lip balm, Clinique Gel Moisturizer and Bliss hand cream – those darn Santa Ana Winds!

    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? My Nook Color, making our own yogurt – it’s very simple and tasty – and planning a trip to Vancouver

    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? Extrovert

    7. Something you feel too old to wear? Where do I begin ;) I’ll just say, anything from the Juniors Department

    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 5 hours – but that will have to change soon. We’re expecting our first kiddo in July.

    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I used to, but then I started teaching. Had to stop, but I really do miss it.

    10. Weekly goals: 3-4 cardio sessions this week and clean out my freezer

  50. 1. Mood: i feel kinda…different…weird. proboly from the eye drops that the doctor gave me that make my visin blurry :P
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? well, i was three soo…… no
    3. Are you naturally athletic? i can be. but im also really lazy
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? i just bought a whole bunch of new make up yesterday and the day before and here are my top 3 favs so far- Fit me bronzer by maybelline.golden tan., revlon colorburst lip gloss. starwberry fraise., and covergirl perfect point plus eyeliner. black onyx. (cant live without it!)
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? ive been loving blogger cuz i just made a new blog! peacelovesarahblog.blogspot.com , i loved this cookie i got yesterday at a redneck resturaunt. it was AMAZING, amd i love my chick-fil-a samich i just had(:
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? extrovert
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? a tutu
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 26 hours
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? yes. i just started it (see above) i dont have many followers but its really fun! it nice to like share my words knowing other people might read the and like agree with me or like what i said.
    10. Weekly goals: add the makeup reviews i did on my blog and exercose

  51. jess says:

    1. Mood: sick. boo.
    2. Flashback time! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing 10 years ago? I was 17 and probably hanging with my friends after school!
    3. Are you naturally athletic? yes but i think I lost it!
    4. Three makeup or beauty-related things you’ve been loving lately? beneit erase paste, revlon mousse foundation and tarte amazonian clay blush in dollface
    5. Three other things you’ve been loving lately? sprite, criminal minds and my nook tablet
    6. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? extrovert
    7. Something you feel too old to wear? american eagle and abercrombie n fitch
    8. The least amount of sleep you can get by on? 4 hrs is hell, 6 is doable and 8 is delish.
    9. Do you blog? Why or why not? I have one but haven’t blogged in a year and half because I felt like no one read it or commented so it felt like a waste of time. although i did love it.
    10. Weekly goals: get better, spend time w my family and catch up on my school reading!

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