Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 208

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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. Glowing! I just finished a long, slow jog (my yoga-strained back feels much better today), so now I’m basking in the glow of a post-workout endorphin rush.

  3. How do you spend most of your downtime?
  4. Well, there’s TV, and some of my favorite shows include Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, 30 Rock, Justified, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (I know; can’t help it), Top Chef and Project Runway. I also just like to hang out with El Hub and Tabs. Oh, and I also play puzzle games on El Hub’s Kindle and procrastinate, LOL!

  5. Waxing: love it or leave it?
  6. Love it — if I have the time (I prefer to do my own waxing. Upper lip, legs and lady parts); leave it when I don’t. Shaving is just so much faster, though, but I definitely prefer the smoother results I get from wax.

  7. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
  8. 1) Dermalogica Super Rich Repair (I just started using this on my dry spots and LOVE it), 2) Rene Furturer Naturia Dry Shampoo, 3) MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, 4) the Shu Uemura Lash Curler and 5) Pacifica Body Butters.

  9. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
  10. Not at all. To be honest, not in a million years! I’m happy now, but I do feel like I probably won’t be blogging forever. I’m not sure what else I’d do, though. Maybe full-time cat assisting, or writing a book of some kind.

  11. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
  12. Oh, yes, and yargh! — it’s the house. I feel like I haven’t made any progress furnishing it in the two years we’ve been here.

    I just can’t commit to furniture. It feels so…permanent because it’s so big and hard to get rid of if you end up changing your mind, which, come on, you know me. I’m apt to do.

    I don’t want to be stuck with a stressful chair for the next 20 years!!

    Okay, I know that’s irrational.

  13. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
  14. Ultimately, it would depend on the kitty’s personality and whether the name sticks, but I would love Tabs to have a sweet little kitty sister named Sugar.

  15. How do you get around?
  16. Mostly by car, because I live in the suburbs where everything’s kinda spread out. I drive a gunmetal gray Mazda with absolutely zero side visibility. None whatsoever. True story: when El Hub and I were looking for cars a few years ago, he asked me what I wanted most in a vehicle, and I said, “All I want is a car with really great side visibility.” So, of course, we got the car with absolutely no side visibility at all, LOL!

    Sweetie, if you’re reading this, sorry. :) But it’s true.

    At least it’s reliable.

  17. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
  18. In my case, no (more) whining!

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Focus on the task at hand, to run/exercise at least four times this week, to start planning for a trip to Kauai in the spring, and to start a new workout tracking calendar.

So…did you catch Downton Abbey last night? I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t, but this I can safely say: you won’t be disappointed. :)



Promise me we can dish about it later in the comments. I have to talk about it with someone!

In other news, happy Presidents’ Day! It’s a holiday here in the U.S., and El Hub has the day off from work. If you have a little time off, I’d love to hear from you 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. How do you spend most of your downtime?
3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
8. How do you get around?
9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
10. Weekly goals:

Above all, I hope you have a great day and a wonderful week!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Nina says:

    1. Mood: harassed! busy! is Monday over yet? :-D

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? reading. and then doing nothing.

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? leave it. the sensation of heat freaks me out.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?

    1. Urban Decay Primer Potion,
    2. Clinique All About Eyes Rich,
    3. Philosophy Micro Delivery Exfoliating Wash and Purity Made Simple,
    4, Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum and
    5, Lipbalm

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? nope. :-D

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? oh yes. cleaning the house, putting away winter stuff, and the list goes on.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? i want a girl kitty and i want to name her Cupcake. :-D

    8. How do you get around? where i live, driving is a necessity. especially in the summer since it gets so hot. id much prefer to be driven around though. LOL!

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? just hang in there. hang in there. in there….

    10. Weekly goals: just be. hokey, but necessary.

    • Nina says:

      i have to edit my list:

      4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?

      1. Urban Decay Primer Potion,
      2. Clinique All About Eyes Rich,
      3. Philosophy Micro Delivery Exfoliating Wash and Purity Made Simple,
      4, <s?Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum MAC Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe
      5, Lipbalm

  2. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Wonderful, I have the day off :)
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Watching TV or working out.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Love it.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Mascara, lip gloss, concealer, MSF Powder, and Darac Brow Pencil.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? I have no idea. haha
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Yes, cleaning my bedroom.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Fluffy.
    8. How do you get around? Walking, bus, train, or car.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Breathe.
    10. Weekly goals: To work out 4 times this week. :)

  3. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Fair
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? TV and with the family
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? I do my own but I really need to visit a pro…
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? My Clairsonic, brow color, mascara, blackhead/pimple extractor, tweezers
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Yes, it’s the same damn thing zzzzzzzzzz
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Wow know not really
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Taco
    8. How do you get around? A mommy car
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Don’t chew on the left
    10. Weekly goals: Get my root canal finished :( Clean the house really well

  4. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: pretty relaxed for a Monday. Must be the day off.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?: If I was super cool I’d say reading, but I do so much of that for school it just feels like work regardless, so probably listening to music.

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?: I don’t love it, but love the results.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?: Clarisonic, tweezers, Guerlain lipstick, a natural looking mascara, and a lovely compact.

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?: Not in a million years!

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?: Oh gosh yes, what am I NOT procrastinating would be an easier question to answer.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?: Pompadour

    8. How do you get around?: Mainly subway and walking, the occasional bus, and NEVER cab/car (no clue how to drive and too poor for cabs lol!)

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?: Everything will get done, don’t over-worry about it.

    10. Weekly goals: Cleaning. I’ve really let my paper work accumulate.

  5. sharee says:

    i love downton abbey.

  6. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Good. Just started my week long vacation. :D
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? with hubby, eating, reading a giant pile of magazines
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Eyebrows only please.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Tarte Maracuja oil concealer, Shu Uemera eyelash curler, Bliss high intensity hand cream, Clarasonic Mia, Mascara
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Not really. What I thought I should be doing? No clue.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Laundry, cleaning the apt. The usual.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Lola or Tito. Kinda obsessed with those two names right now.
    8. How do you get around? Car. My poor beat up Mercedes which needs like a million dollars worth of work. I say a pray everytime I get in it.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
    10. Weekly goals:laundry, cleaning out my closets, relaxing, sleeping

  7. Lucie says:

    Mood:
    Quite cheerful! Went to the doc for a check-up and everything looks good!

    How do you spend most of your downtime?
    Slaving away for my kitty overlord of course!

    Waxing: love it or leave it?
    Leave it! Imma hippy!

    Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    NARS Dolce Vita blush, Chanel Audace lipstick, Kiehl’s Panthenol Protein Cream, Queen Helene oatmeal and honey scrub andddddd *drumroll* MAC Studio Fix Plus. Gotta love that coverage!

    Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    It’s not terribly surprising, I’ve always been in to animals so being a kennel assistant is a pretty natural fit.

    Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    Should be trying to find another job to pick up some extra $, but I don’t want to sacrifice my lovely monday mornings.

    You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    Hmm…Beatrix, Calcifer, Kay or maybe Lark. So hard to decide!

    How do you get around?
    Car, no public transportation out here!

    What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    “Full speed ahead.”

    Weekly goals:
    Get moving plans sorted out!

  8. Barb says:

    1. Mood: A little tired but still feeling pretty good.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Reading and TV (The Walking Dead, HBO shows, Hoarding Buried Alive, Intervention, HGTV).

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? So far, I only get my eyebrows waxed. Been trying to work up the courage to get the lady parts done. I just might do it this year since we belong to a swim club now and shaving stinks! I hate the bumps.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, Ole Henrickson Vitamin C Serum, the brush that came with my Tarte foundation (it’s freaking awesome), nail polish and my Fudge product for my hair.

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? I’ve alway worked in the legal field but I’ve never worked in the patent and trademark field that I’m in now. I love it! It’ll be 9 years in March :)

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Exercising.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? I agree with you. I’d have to see what his/her personality is first and then take it from there.

    8. How do you get around? Car on the weekends and public transportation during the week back and forth to work.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? GET TO THE GYM GIRL!!

    10. Weekly goals: GET TO THE GYM GIRL (lol) and eat healthy. I joined weight watchers and had my weigh in and lost 2 pounds this week! I want to keep the momentum going :)

  9. Jessica says:

    I’ve always read these from you but I thought it’s about time I actually respond with mine! :)

    1. Mood: Monday blues… not enough sleep this weekend and the thought of all the to-do’s this week always gets me down on a Monday lol!
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Usually watching TV with the boyfriend… we love Walking Dead and Lie To Me right now from Netflix
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Leave it- I wish I could wax my eyebrows but both times I tried that it ripped my skin off. I’m just too sensitive for it!
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Benefit Coralista Blush, MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara and MAC Creme d’Nude lipstick
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Absolutely not. I went to university to become a doctor, and got really close, then took a break to blog and here I am now…. my parents weren’t happy at first, and I was scared, but when you go to bed SO excited to wake up the next day and work…that’s when you know you love life.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Cleaning this darn apartment… I have too many things to organize and clean. Just waiting for them to do it themselves…
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Probably Simba or Nala
    8. How do you get around? Everything I need is within walking distance from my apartment which is nice…but my boyfriend helps me get around when I need to go farther!
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.
    10. Weekly goals: Clean and organize this entire apartment, plan something nice for my dad’s birthday and catch up with product photos (there’s an entire box waiting)…
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  10. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: boooorrrreeddd….covering for someone today and her computer is so slow it takes 10 years for the internet to load a page. Not to mention it’s a BEAUTIFUL day outside and I’m stuck inside :-/ le sigh
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Reading (though I haven’t lately), listening to music or watching tv – new episodes although lately I’ve been doing reruns of the entire CSI franchise starting with CSI: Miami man I miss Tim Speedle…
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? I’ve never done it…though I want to. I’ve looked at those at home packages to give it a whirl but I haven’t taken the plunge….yet.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? 1) Maybelline Baby Lips; 2) Givenchy’s Very Irresistable; 3) Jergens Original Body lotion; 4) Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom spray; 5) One N Only Argan Oil
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Noooopppppeeee!!! And I hope to leave what I’m doing now VERY soon!
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Yeah…trying to write this story. I’m so uninspired right now it’s not funny.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Rajah – the name of Princess Jasmine’s tiger in Aladdin :-)
    8. How do you get around? I drive in my lovely Honda Accord…
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Survive lol :-)
    10. Weekly goals: make doctor appointments, make some progress on my story & organize my beauty bookcase

    Have a great week Beauties!!!!

  11. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A little pissed. BF is acting like a 5 year old, my kitchen drawer is stuck, and my camera won’t work.
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?: Listening to music and watching Netflix.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?: Love it.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?: Eve Pearl Tan Concealer, Revlon Spicy Cinnamon lipstick, Lakme Black Satin Kajak eyeliner, Revlon Berry Rich blush and Revlon Lash Curler.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?: Nope. I thought I would be a rock star!
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?: You know me so well. :) Homework. It stinks.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?: Miles Davis.
    8. How do you get around?: The subway or walking.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?: Don’t. Go. Crazy.
    10. Weekly goals: Photographing for the blog, catching up on homework.

  12. 1. Mood:
    Pretty good, but dreading everything I have to finish today.
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    Reading, taking pictures, listening to music, baking, and catching up on all things beauty-blog-related. Surrounded by candles or tart warmers :)
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    Leave it, I guess. Don’t do it all that often.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse Water Base sunscreen (I think that’s what it’s called hahah), Dior Diorkiss Lipstick, Koji Lash Curler No.73, d.j.v. Beautenizer Volume Lash Mascara, Out The Door Quick-Dry Topcoat, DHC Cleansing Oil
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    Hm, I’ll get back to you in another five years hahah
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    Oh yes, most definitely *averts eyes*
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    Mm, I’m with you on the personality thing. Gotta think about it!
    8. How do you get around?
    Borrow my dad’s car
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    Just keep swimming…
    10. Weekly goals:
    Stay on top of things, stay positive!
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  13. Rita says:

    1. Mood: A bit tired, but I just did my nails after all.
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? I watch TV too, read, and plan things (like makeup purchases :) )
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Leave!
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Oil! A very creamy eye cream, MSF, concealer, lip conditioner.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? No, but I’m sure I hoped to do something else I was doing then.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Basicly anything to do with cleaning and organizing at home, but a more urgent matter is my inhouse garden. My plants need some serious nurturing, new soil, showers. (Well, they’ve been needing them for years…)
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Difficulf to say. It would depend on the kitty’s personnality.
    8. How do you get around? I walk. Sometimes I take a bus, but it costs. I don’t bike much any more because walking is better for my health (I’m always late…).
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? You can get through it!*
    10. Weekly goals: *Most of my co-workers are on holiday, and I have nothing to do at the office :(

  14. Ana says:

    1. Mood: A little bit sad…
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Watching YT videos, checking beauty blogs, photography, makeup, internet, TV (E!)
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? LOVE IT! I get my brows waxed :3
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? The body shop tea tree skincare, mac select moisturecover concealer, mac viva glam gaga, NARS orgasm blush
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living? No! i wanted to be veterinarian lol
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? My room and my school… I’m kind of sick of them
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Dorian :3
    8. How do you get around? By car :3 I just got a Nissan March : D
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? … Get good grades on my tests I hope
    10. Weekly goals: Study, doing homeworks, not sleep in class

  15. JaNelle says:

    1. Mood: Anxious – house hunting..
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? SLEEP lol.. or mindless watch TV
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? LOVE.. my eyebrows thank me
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? hmm 1. EOS lip balm, my lips thank me; 2. Bumble and bumble curl cream, my hair thanks me; 3. Loreal mascara, my eye lashes thank me, 4. Purity face wash, my face thanks me & 5. Nars multiples, my cheeks and eye lids thank me
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Nope .. I never thought I’d be a corporate drone, but alas.. I am
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Yup, need to finish a document for a major project.. it’s all in my head, but i need to get it typed.. le sigh
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? hmm, hard one without knowing what it looked like.. i had a kitten named boofaced.. don’t ask lol
    8. How do you get around? Car .. stupid gas prices!
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? What will be, will be
    10. Weekly goals: Update my blog, start planning presents for hubs anniversary present – men are super hard to shop for

    YES DOWNTON ABBEY! I laughed I cried.. I ache for season 3!
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  16. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Stressed. Dummy me forgot about a presentation of 50 some slides due tomorrow evening.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? I knit. I just finished my lace wrap for my wedding yesterday.

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? I’m such a pansy, Leave!

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Sunscreen, my anti-redness serum, Hope in a Jar, Purity cleanser, and Burt’s Bees hand cream.

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? I was 12, I was still coming to terms with having boobs.

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? That aforementioned presentation

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Chairman Meow

    8. How do you get around? I have a little Yaris in bright red.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Breathe, and get to work lady!

    10. Weekly goals: Presentation, reading reflections, another presentation for a different class, study, and arrange my observation

  17. ines says:

    1. Mood:
    a bit headache-y but not bad for 3:30PM on a monday.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    out dancing (ballroom, argentine tango etc.) or with the boy and my 2 cats

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    leave it. one of the lucky things about being east asian – no body hair! i do wish i had thicker brows though.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    chanel rouge coco in gabrielle, reversa anti spot night care w/ 8% glycolic & plant extracts (worked wonders on dark spots & scars from picking at hormonal pimples), clinique moisture surge extra (so soothing and light in all seasons), NARS deep throat blush, korean bath mitt or “italian” towel (it’s like a more intense salux bath cloth).

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    not at all – ten years ago i wanted to be a million different things!

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    getting the car washed :P

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    piggers.

    8. How do you get around?
    a combination of walking, driving and public transit, depending on where i’m going. i’m lucky enough to live in a city that has great public transit and many things worth walking to (also, finding a parking spot in some of the older parts of montreal makes you ditch the car a lot).

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    less complaining. more sexy rumpus – the oatmeal (such funny web comics, and he’s from the san francisco area, karen!)

    10. Weekly goals:
    sleep earlier – by 10:30-11pm;
    remember to wash my face thoroughly every night before i sleep (i’ve been very naughty about this lately)
    log some serious face time with the kitties
    get the car washed, inside and out

  18. Katie says:

    This is the first Monday Poll I’ve done in some months! :)

    1. Mood: Fine, just fine, haha.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? I love to spend it reading. I also try to take a walk and get some air. As a student, I’m usually stuck in a room sitting all day, so it’s nice to just get out, ya know?

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Leave it. Shaving and threading for this girl.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub, Olay Complete Moisturizer SPF 15, Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Combo/Oily) + my Sonia Kashuk Flat-top Brush, Wet n’ Wild ColorIcon Eyeliner in Taupe (perfect color for my hopeless brows), and my Maybelline Full ‘n Soft mascara (if the Flat-Top brush didn’t count!)

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? I’m a college student in a prestigious university right now. Ten years ago, I would have imagined myself in college, but not in the school I’m at now! I am fortunate.

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? EVERYTHING, girlfriend. I need to catch up on tons of course reading in preparation for midterms, and I need to get off my *ss and look for internships. I also want to start playing piano, again. BUT I did finish setting up my blog, and cannot wait to start it!

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Before reading your answer, the first name that popped in my head was Sugar, too, LOL.

    8. How do you get around? My school is in an urban setting, and I don’t have a car, so I get around by walking everywhere.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Be diligent.

    10. Weekly goals: Catch up on course readings, begin my paper, go to the music fest on campus this Saturday!

    Forget Downton Abbey…it’s all about WALKING DEAD, Karen! Last night was the second episode of the mid-season, and, despite some minor quibbles, it was what I expected from the show! Solid episode for once. (The first episode of the mid-season is online, I believe, so you can still catch up…)

  19. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Just ate a really healthy, tasty lunch and I’m proud of myself!
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? I’d love to say something awesome, like, “Learning Italian, typing up notes for the wine tastings I host, refinishing antique furniture, and practicing the violin.” But really, it’s “Watch TV with my cat on my lap, and play Scramble with Friends.”
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Leave. I am super pale with black hair…in the time it takes for me to grow my hair to waxable length, I already look like a wooly mammoth.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? 1) Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, 2) Anastasia Brow Gel, 3) MAC 263 Angled Eye brush, 4) Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Toner, and 5) Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Nope. I wasn’t supposed to have a kid until at least 30.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Heck yes. Laundry. And furnishing my house. It’s been almost two years for us, too, and I also have a completely rational fear of furniture permanence.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Awwwww kitty kitty kitty! I volunteer at a shelter; I should have tons of great cat names in the front of my mind…but I’d probably just call it “Kitten!,” exclamation point included.
    8. How do you get around? Mittens, my 2010 Honda Civic.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Quit eating the chocolate-covered grapes.
    10. Weekly goals: See the mantra. Also applies to chocolate-covered strawberries (darn you, Valentine’s Day candy).

  20. Liliana says:

    1. Mood:
    stressed…my bank doesn’t have the day off and I’ve been working non-stop on a difficult deal.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    working out or shopping!

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    love it! but i’m in the middle of laser hair removal treatments so have to shave allthe parts i’m having lasered.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    UDPP, Cover Girl Blast mascara, Burts Bees lipbalm, Bobbi Brown blush, mac fluidline

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    absolutely not! I was 20 and in college and had no idea what i wanted to do for a living.

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? ugh yes…this financial analysis for my deal that has to be completed before end of day!

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Scratchy! I have a cat named Itchy and its only perfect the new kitty be named Scratchy.

    8. How do you get around? chicago public transportation! we just sold our car two weeks ago.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? make it work!

    10. Weekly goals: track my calories, get in a workout at least 5x this week, eat breakfast every day.

  21. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired. Some crazy dreams influenced by the Walking Dead left me feeling restless last night.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    I enjoy watching TV (True Blood, Dexter, Spartacus, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones) or reading. Sometimes, I’ll sneak in some baking. I love making cupcakes and my next goal is to tackle macarons.

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    Love it – although right now I only get my eyebrows and upper lip waxed.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    1 – Lip balm, 2 – Makeup Forever HD Foundation, 3 – Sebastian Trilliant Thermal Protection and Shimmer Complex, 4 – L’Oreal Voluminus Million Lashes Mascara, 5 – Does a lint brush count? :-) I use it all the time for stray cat hairs.

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    Yep. 10 years ago I was about a year into my current job so I had an idea of the the type of work I liked doing. As for the next ten years, I’m not sure…

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    Cleaning out the closet in the office. There’s boxes, papers, and containers with all sorts of computer parts and cables. It really needs to be done, but I know it’s going to take a of time. My latest strategy is to work on it a few minutes each day.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    It would depend on his/her personality. We’ve gone with musician’s names so far, so I might stick with that theme.

    8. How do you get around?
    I live in the suburbs and work is about 20 miles away from home, so I spend a lot of time in my white Honda Accord. I bought it used after my last car (Honda Civic) was rear-ended and totaled. My favorite feature on the Accord is the heated seats!

    Before the Civic, I had another Honda that was destroyed in a fire at a Midas store. I had dropped it off in the morning to get some repairs and in the afternoon it was gone. Keeping my fingers crossed that my current car doesn’t meet a horrible demise!

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    Just do it.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try to work on the aforementioned closet of doom. :-)

    So jealous that you’re planning a trip to Kauai. It is my favorite island, and I would love to go back one day. If you go, please post lots of pictures. :-)

    Have a great day!

  22. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood: tired
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? sitting at home with my cat, rabbit, and fiance.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? no thanks. I tried it once, and it ended badly.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Femme Couture Brow Pencil in Auburn, mascara, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, CeraVe PM Facial Hydrating Lotion, Vanicream SPF 60 Sunscreen
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Teaching
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? homework, as usual!
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? It depends on the kittycat’s personality! The last kittycat I took in temporarily (before giving him to the humane society while bawling, because I couldn’t keep him – I found him in my parking lot crying and dirty and with booboos) was referred to as Tiny Cat because he was a baby.
    8. How do you get around? a 2002 Mercury Sable that is referred to as the Grandpa-Mobile – it belonged to my grandpa, who loved to speed and tailgate, lol.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? One week until Spring Break!
    10. Weekly goals: 4 workouts, get approval for my research experiment.

  23. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~A little sleepy. I either need more sleep or to start developing a better, more energizing workout routine and diet.

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    ~When I get days for full downtime with no chores (or anything to make me feel guilty about wanting/having downtime), I like to sleep, do some light exercise, and watch some of my favorite shows (including new reality faves). I love rainy days for downtime because then I don’t need an excuse to stay inside!

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    ~I like the idea of it, but I can’t stand growing out any body hair for more than a day. I have a great razor that works in the shower, and doesn’t give me razor burn or a rash. Also, having rose bushes has benefits – I can make rose water to soothe my skin after shaving.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    1)Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin for when I decide to do eye makeup.

    2)Bare Minerals Powder Foundation in Golden Beige – gives me a soft glow in the winter and plays up a tan in the summer. Also does not break me out or rub off on clothing.

    3)Garnier Eye Cream – keeps the skin around my eyes soft and also helps repair any damage/wrinkles from rubbing off makeup, being out in the sun, etc.

    4)Aveeno Positively Radiant Face Lotion – gentle on my sensitive skin, doesn’t cause breakouts, and helps even out my skin tone as well as give it a nice glow.

    5) Ion Deep Repair Leave In Cream – meant for color treated hair, and while mine is healthy, it can get a little dry (especially in the winter). Keeps my hair soft and smooth, and also protects my color in the sun. It’s hard to prevent auburn hair color from fading!

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    ~Probably, yes. I always wanted to be in a career where it was fast paced and I was helping people. However, while my career choice after my bachelor’s has changed a bit, it is still along the lines of what I am doing now. 10 years ago I would not have imagined going for what I am going for now. Goes to show how much things can change through life experience!

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    ~Not really. Just feeling tired.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    ~Milo or Boo Boo. However, it’s unlikely we would get a cat as my fiance is not into cats. I have always wanted to adopt a dog or cat (and horse) of my own rather than taking care of other people’s and training other people’s, so one day it will happen.

    8. How do you get around?
    ~My 2003 Toyota Echo. Very reliable car, and very simple. No power steering and no anti-lock brakes. Also very light in weight so bad in the snow. It’s a good car for teaching you good reflexes while driving, haha. But yeah, it gets me from Point A to Point B.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    ~Stay positive. It’s when I am more negative about things that they don’t get done to my fullest capabilities. I don’t have many negative days but I try to find something to cheer me up when I do!

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Go running, since it’s supposed to be in the 60′s here in MD.
    ~Try some new workouts that are on Comcast On Demand.
    ~Finish all schoolwork.

  24. Tania says:

    1. Mood: gray like the weather. uggh!
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? listening to the iPod, knitting, watching movies or tele.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Neither. it allures me like red lipstick.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Dove body wash, st. ives body lotion, coconut oil, tinted lipbalm, Queen Helene Mint Juleip Mask, tea tree oil.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?No I was 21 and enjoying the party scene while living in a greek house.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? I really should do housework and some other things but I’m filling this out!
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? I really want another calico and I want to name her Sasha-K (a combo of my last cat’s name and one of my fav bands).
    8. How do you get around? I like Tim Gunn have a fear of driving. I have people who do that. I actually prefer to walk. One big reason why I was made to live in NYC.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? “from dust you came and dust you shall return”. it’s ash wednesday coming up and i’m only human. I need to give myself some grace!!
    10. Weekly goals: enjoy the season of Lent, discipher how the cabinet does clergy appointments, continue to not follow my nephews on facebook (i don’t want to see their status updates).

  25. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Depressed : (
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? reading on my puter or reading on my Kindle.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? I’ve never waxed! Can you believe it?
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Retin-A, Glycolic Acid (Alpha Hydrox 12% Souffle), Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick, Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, Tweezerman tweezers
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? No!
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? I’ve been procrastinating everything lately.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Skittles
    8. How do you get around? By car. There is literally nothing where I live. You can’t even have a pizza delivered here. I drive a red Volkswagen Cabrio, convertible. Fun car. I love it.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? “Get off your fat A**”
    10. Weekly goals: Get off the couch and DO something…..ANYTHING!

  26. Larie says:

    1. Mood: I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow :(
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Surfing the net, reading, eating, hahaha.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Erm, leave it?
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, eyeliner, hand cream.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Yup.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Not really.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Erm…Archibald? I don’t know, I’m really not a cat person – they kind of terrify me, haha.
    8. How do you get around? Bus a lot, but we do have a car.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    10. Weekly goals: Get all of my makeup organized, weed out old things.
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  27. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: headache, getting over a sinus infection
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? playing words with friends and reading beauty blogs!
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? love it for my upper lip but shave every where else
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? shu eyelash curler, mac prolongwear concealer (thanks Karen!) aveeno moisturizer for sensitive skin, a good lip balm, i have a few faves, and a good water proof mascara. right now it’s maybelline define a lash.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? i wanted to be a housewife! but when the kids went to school I went back to work. I always knew I would work with people. I am a medical receptionist in a very busy dr office and i love it. It’s never the same day twice. I’ve been there 5 years
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? making dinner.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? I’d have to call it Lucky, because my hub does not like cats :(
    8. How do you get around? i walk to work. it’s is across the street. But i have a Honda momvan
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? don’t strangle my coworker! she is moody this week
    10. Weekly goals: Hub and I are really trying to put some money away. It’s a pay week so I will put some aside

  28. Brony says:

    1. Mood: Normal but with a touch of anxiety about next week and moving back to work.
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Computer surfing – checking blogs, chatting to friends, general time wasting really
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Love it. Would NEVER take a razor to my underarms ever again.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Nail polish, perfume, mascara, face specific sunscreen, facial cleanser
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? 10 years ago, I was 11 and not one of those kids with life long plans, I just wanted to know lots of stuff
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? My work. I don’t like the particular task I’m left with and boy that makes it hard to stay on task.
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Licquorice (though I’ll admit I’m a dog person)
    8. How do you get around? my little pink Nissan Micra
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Get stuck in, get it done, and relax.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Not leave anything behind in my packing.
    Don’t buy any chocolate.

  29. jen. says:

    1. Mood: pretty decent. I was feeling anxious about a meeting I had this afternoon, but now that it’s done, all is well. :)
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Hmm… a combo of knitting/ internetting/ tv-watching/ reading.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? I’ve never tried it. It kinda freaks me out!
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Clinique DDMG, Benetint, Buxom Mascara, Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil, NARS lipsticks (preferably in Maneater or Flamenco)
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Nope. Ten years ago I was just getting into my third/final major and had no idea what was in store for me. Haha.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Taxes, still!
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? If it were a boy, probably Floyd because I seriously LOVE that name. But it depends on personality and all that.
    8. How do you get around? I drive everywhere. Bleargh. I have a grey Corolla.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Only three days! (I have a short week because I get Thursday/ Friday off for Rodeo Days. I’m not even making that up).
    10. Weekly goals: Taxes, still! Be social. Give Enzo a bath.

  30. 1. Mood: Relieved Monday is over! I had to work today :/
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Blogging! It’s so relaxing and rewarding!
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? …leave it.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? TFSI, Stila Wheat eyeshadow, MAC MSF blush (any of them), liquid eyeliner pens, and hair detangler.
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Not at all!
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? updating my resume
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? KITTEH!!!
    8. How do you get around? Two legs and a Metro Card :)
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? It’s only a four day work week! You can do it! Outlets on Friday!!!
    10. Weekly goals: update my resume and clean out the “junk” drawer

    Have a great week, Karen!
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  31. Rica says:

    1. Mood:
    Annoyed.. my housemate annoys me

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    I like to stay home… and catch up with tv shows and anime… In the Summer, I’m more outdoor-sy. But now… I rather just stay home lol

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    Leave it… I tried it once… it was horrible!

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    I like to go for the basics… VERY basics
    1. Cleanser 2. Moisturizer 3. Hand Cream 4. Lip Balm 5. Mask

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    Nope. I actually failed math in junior high, but now my work involves a lot of high level math and stats. =P. I’m sure my teachers back then would be surprised too. But to be honest, I only failed it because my teacher was super boring and I slept in all of his classes (worst of all, he was the Principal of the school). I’m glad that my teachers later on are great teachers and I have improved a lot since then.

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    Yes, my blog posts… I HAVE to get them done in order not to be worried about them during the week!

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    Crookshanks… yep… Harry Potter fan, I am lol

    8. How do you get around?
    By car to the train station, and then by train to work… and I walk from the station to work too… but mostly, I enjoy driving =)

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    Forget about the idiot, only two more months left till you move away from him, forever! #HousemateComplex

    10. Weekly goals:
    Pre-write some blog posts to make time for myself to study!

    *****

    So, that was fun =)… looking forward to next week =)

    x Rica
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  32. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Well rested! Got an extra day of sleep because of the holiday!
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? Watching TV, catching up on Facebook and email, and crafting, either knitting or making bracelets.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Love it for eyebrows, I need to wax the upper lip but haven’t been ready for that even though it really needs to be done!
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Boscia face wash, sunblock, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner, Urban Decay Naked lipgloss, and Chanel No. 5 perfume!
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? I am a stay at home Mom, and I have been for ten years! LOL! I’m doing exactly what I always wanted, I wanted to be a parent and raise my kids and take care of my family. I am so thankful that I am able to do this! My two daughters are smart and self confident, my husband enjoys being able to support his family, and I like taking care of everyone!
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Ha! YES! We’re going to be moving in 10 days, and is my house packed up? Nope! Every day I say to myself that I’m going to do it, but life tends to get in the way. Guess what I’m going to be doing for the next ten days days?
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Cletus! Omar! Mike! Wait, those are all boy cat names, and we like girl cats. Chances are, what ever the kids come up with, we’ll use.
    8. How do you get around? In a bright yellow Dodge Neon! All the kids at my girls’ school tell me that they know when I drive up because they can see me. It’s not exactly anonymous but it’s fun! I love the color yellow!
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Pack it up, pack it up, PACK IT UP!!!
    10. Weekly goals: Packing! And throwing out stuff that I honestly don’t need! And packing!

  33. Wendy says:

    I stayed up all night last week and watched Downton Abbey’s Season One! I haven’t caught up with Season 2… yet! Love the show and thank you for not mentioning any spoilers.

    1. Mood:
    EXHAUSTED!

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    Reading makeup blogs, playing sudoku on my iphone, reading books (The Hunger Games), watching silly reality shows like the Housewives, and texting.

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    Hate it. It’s a necessary evil.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    *Shu Uemura eyelash curler which Le Metier de Beute now sells under their name!!!
    *Jojoba oil
    *Shiseido Lasting LIft Mascara (True Love)
    *Lipstick (any kind. I just need something to tone down my brownish pigmented lips)
    *Powder puff from my Cover Girl loose powder. It’s the powder puff (not velour) that I need, not so much the loose powder that comes with it.

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    NO!

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    Yes, my taxes.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    Like you, it would depend on the kitten’s personality.

    8. How do you get around?
    My jeep.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    Life is too short.

    10. Weekly goals:
    pedicure and gather all my tax documents/papers. Notice how I listed pedicure first. haha

  34. Marina says:

    1. Mood: excited and ready for a great day ahead!
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? lately I’ve been reading a lot
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? Not that I love it but I do wax.
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? Dior or Lancome mascara, cream blush, blue based pink lip gloss, brown eye liner and Benefit brow pencil
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? I was hoping for it actually.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? Don’t get me started :D
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Freja if it’s a girl
    8. How do you get around? I try to walk if I can or by bus or taxi if I need it.
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Relax!
    10. Weekly goals: go to the cinema twice this week and meet up with some friends. And a lot of things about work, too.
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  35. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Not that good. (I got a hangover.. woohoo oo)

    2. How do you spend most of your downtime?
    Watching series online, videos on youtube or reading.

    3. Waxing: love it or leave it?
    Love! Just not under the arms.. hurts a little too much.

    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without?
    Maybelline cateye mascara, Gosh extreme art eyeliner, Mac warmth of coral blush, INM Out the door topcoat and vaseline.

    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now?
    No, because I still study. I did wanted to do another study than I’m doing right now.

    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now?
    Homework! For a whole week right now! But it’s carnival where I live.. which ends after today. So after today I can start doing things for school again.

    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it?
    I would never take a kitten.. I’m very allergic to them.

    8. How do you get around?
    Car, public transport and on my bicycle.

    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week?
    Take it slow the first couple days and then work hard!

    10. Weekly goals:

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  36. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Good. Out of it, a little tired and unmotivated. It was a long weekend this past weekend, and the boy and I drove up to see family all weekend. It was a LOT of driving, and I’m still kind of going through the backlash from this.
    2. How do you spend most of your downtime? TV and reading I would say. I’m addicted to my IPAD, as I can rent books from my library on it, and I have my PVR set for a few shows.
    3. Waxing: love it or leave it? love it, but cannot do it myself (trust me, I’ve tried). Considering I have trouble pulling a bandaid off my skin, its kind of understandable. Also, I recently lost my waxer, so I’ve been shaving these past months. I plan on saving for laser hair removal as soon as I can!
    4. Five beauty products you’re loathe to live without? 1. Shu Umera eyelash curler. 2. Lip Chap, various brands. 3. Hair conditioner (again, various brands, but there are some good ones (and bad ones) out there!) 4. Mascara, right now I’m back with L’oreal Voluminous. 5. Blush!!
    5. Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself doing what you do for a living now? Well, I was only 13 10 years ago, so no, I would not imagine having a job like I do, and being done school, etc.
    6. Are you procrastinating about anything right now? of course! work is piling up as I type..
    7. You just took in a kitten; what do you name it? Not sure. I saw this ADORABLE ad for our local shelter, and it was “I’m a tiger in bed. Actually, my name is Tiger, so I’m a tiger everywhere”. So cute.
    8. How do you get around? Car. I bought my own car more than a year ago and won’t go back!
    9. What’s a good mantra for you this week? Enjoy the time before you leave on that business trip next week.
    10. Weekly goals: drink more water, be productive, and get ready for the trip monday morning!

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