Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 209

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A new pair of running shoes! I wonder how far we’ll go together…

  • 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. I’m all smiles today. :) I feel like last weekend did wonders for me. I was able to catch up on some sleep and watch a few hours of brainless TV, which always improves my point of view.

  3. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite kind?
  4. I could eat an entire box of those Lemon Coolers, which I guess are called Savannah Smiles now, in a single sitting. Yesterday I purchased two boxes from the scouts on my street and can’t wait to devour them after dinner tonight!

  5. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
  6. I put off cleaning my office all weekend long, again, which is unfortunate, because now it looks like it was hit by a tornado.

  7. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
  8. That waiting for the “perfect time” to do something could lead to a lifetime of waiting.

  9. If you were given the choice to see five years into your future, would you take it?
  10. That’s a tough one… Maybe if I knew I had the power to change whatever future I saw; otherwise, probably not. Where’s the fun in the journey if you know how things will turn out?

  11. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
  12. Worrying, for one. And I could definitely spend less time, as my mom would say, “dilly-dallying in the morning.” To put it mildly, morning is not my most productive time of day.

  13. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
  14. Yes, you most certainly do need another tube of pink lip gloss.

  15. List three makeup brushes you couldn’t/wouldn’t want to live without:
  16. 1) The MAC 266 Small Angle Brush for filling in my brows, 2) the Trish McEvoy 62 Fan Brush for applying foundation and 3) the MAC 224 Tapered Brush for applying under-eye concealer.

  17. Someday I’m going to…
  18. …visit Cannes, stop getting in my own way, cook a pecan pie from scratch, get a dining room table, and lose that last five pounds.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To break in my new running shoes, to get my email Inbox under control (it’s pushing 6GB!), to make plans to have lunch/dinner with friends next month, and to try enjoy each and every day.

Good morning and happy Monday to ya. :) How goes it this morning? So far, so good on this end of the keyboard. I just finished my first run with a new pair of running shoes, so that’s been the highlight of my Monday morning so far.

I had to retire my old pair… Poor things had worn through the soles.

Do you have a favorite kind of running shoe? I’m a Sauncony girl, myself, and have been since 1996, but when I first started wearing ‘em, man! — they weren’t nearly as cute as they are today, LOL!

If you have a minute this morning, please stop by, and let me know how you’re doing 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. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
9. Someday I’m going to…
10. Weekly goals:

Have a lovely Monday, my friend.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. elle says:

    what five pounds guuurl?

    • Karen says:

      GURL. I just need to run off that last few bits. I’ve been working hard over the last couple months and would love to hit my goal weight!

  2. 1. Mood: Feeling great Karen.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? yes, but i don’t remember the name. it has coconut in it. yum
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? My summer favorites for Beauty for Cosmo Latina. I’m the beauty editor, and it’s due today!
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? It’s never too late to be who you could have been.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Yes,
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?on twitter, I’m addicted.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Less is more.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: My claudio riaz blush brush, my crown (dont remember the # but I use to apply eyeshadow to lid) and my mac 224.
    9. Someday I’m going to…be on national tv, giving lifestyle reports to millions of people.
    10. Weekly goals: to go to the gym, haven’t been in weeks, and to smile

  3. Nina says:

    1. Mood: a bit frazzled. i got in very late to work since i had to bring the car to the shop and have a new front driver side window put in. and im still out of sorts over that random act of criminal mischief i went through last saturday.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? samosas. and tag alongs.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? some reports. and im so behind.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? it shouldnt matter what people think or say.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? oh still plodding along at my job, hopefully.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? i dont think so. spending time on something is a decision, and i try and never regret mine.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? if it makes you happy, wear it.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: all mac – 217, 226 and 130.

    9. Someday I’m going to… live by the sea.

    10. Weekly goals: just try and recover from my funk. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Oh boy. You are the second person I know who’s had criminal car mischief issues over the past few days. What the heck? I hope it isn’t something in the air.

      Feel better soon, Nina!

      • Nina says:

        the constable said there’s been a rash of the same thing happening around our neighborhood… :-/ people are weird.

        i hope i feel better soon too. :-)

  4. Marina says:

    1. Mood: I am just tired…
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? No, never tried any ;)
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? reading my book :)
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? people can’t make you get angry/sad, it’s YOUR decision how you react on their actions/ words
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? not really
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? sitting in from of my computer!
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? It’s not really a motto but not being afraid to experiment.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: MAC 217, eye liner brush and Japonesque blush brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to… get married lol
    10. Weekly goals: take it easy, that’s all!
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  5. 1. Mood: I’ve got the Monday blues. I miss the weekend!
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I loooove Samoas. Coconut goodness!
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? I should be doing my reading for class, which is in an hour. Better get on it!
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? I’m still working on my procrastination habits (see above)
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No thanks, I have an idea of what I’ll be doing, that’s good enough for me!
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? I wish I needed less sleep!
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Buy what you really want first, rather than buying six knockoffs and then buying the thing you wanted in the first place.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Angled eyeliner brush (any, but I use a discontinued Benefit one), Sigma F80 for foundation, Sonia Kashuk contour/blush brush – it’s sort of angled/tapered just right.
    9. Someday I’m going to… figure out how to kick this procrastination habit!
    10. Weekly goals: keep up with my couch to 5k workouts, post to my blog every day, do all my reading for class

    i just bought a new pair of running shoes too! i went with the nike frees, since i’ve heard that “barefoot” style shoes are good for your feet/ legs, but i didn’t want to go totally vibram five finger barefoot style. nike free sounded like a good compromise.
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  6. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Ok.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Thin Mints
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? I need to go grocery shopping really bad.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Don’t settle for anyone!
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Children!
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Being lazy.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Less is more?
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: My foll coverage kabuki brush from bare minerals, the full flawless face brush, and my maximum coverage concealer brush :)
    9. Someday I’m going to… France!
    10. Weekly goals: To work out 5 times this week.

  7. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Merf. I had just a touch too much to drink last night and am nursing a very slight hangover. It’s annoying how i’s just hanging out forever… :P
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    Nope! I don’t eat them much, really.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    some work stuff. :P blah.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    that I really am in love with music, haha.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    no, not really.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    working. unequivocally.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    have fun!
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    My SK medium fluffy eyeshadow brush, blush brush (it’s super generic, bu I love it!), and my eyebrow brush (bare minerals, I think).
    9. Someday I’m going to…
    live and sing in New York.
    10. Weekly goals:
    to relish every day and to spend my time intentionally (i.e., to not just poop out on the couch when I get home from work).

    • Karen says:

      Shannon! I didn’t know you were a singer. What kind of music do you sing?

      • Shannon says:

        I mostly sing jazz. Freakin love it :) And people seem to enjoy when I sing, so it all works out, lol. I linked up my facebook page (which I created super recently after someone asked me, “hey what’s your website?” and I was like “hmm… better get on that,” lol) if you want to take a listen.
        The plan is to move from MT to NYC this fall…!!! We’ll see how things go. I’m so excited, though. :)

  8. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Hopeful. The start of a new week!
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I like those lemon ones, too!
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Work things. Boo.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Don’t be so self-conscious – people don’t care as much as you think they do!
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No. Not at all.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Surfing the internet ._.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? It all comes off!
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Real Techniques stippling brush, 2 Ecotools eye brushes
    9. Someday I’m going to…have a real job. Haha.
    10. Weekly goals: Stay warm! It is freezing again here!
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  9. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    Nope.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    A blog post.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    Same as you. If you wait for the perfect time to do something, you’ll wait forever.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    Nope.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    procrastinating.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    Have fun and wear whatever makes you happy.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    ELF Studio Powder brush, ELF eyeshadow brush, Gosh round eyeshadow brush

    9. Someday I’m going to…
    get married?

    10. Weekly goals:
    get some sleep!
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  10. Tania says:

    Le List
    1. Mood: dazed and confused
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Peanut Butter Patties and the Shortbread ones.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? I must start the dishwasher.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Your parents are pretty much making it up as they go along.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? A lot farther than I am now and longer hair!
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Planning for tomorrow.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Life is better with tinted lip balm.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    Sephora face and blush brush, the MAC eyeliner brush (209 I think) that is skinny and pointy, and the Cynthia Rowley eyeshadow brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to…
    Not feel the intense desire/need to take a mid day nap.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Work, enjoy my life, vaccum (uggh)!

  11. Rosemary says:

    1. Mood: Energetic. I am starting a 5k training; completed my first workout last night. I’m saying good-bye to the couch!
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? The wafers w/ chocolate.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Cleaning the apt before maintenance comes in. Don’t want them to see my mess :/
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? The importance of donig well in school. I would have been accepted to more law schools had I scored a couple more points on my UPGA. :(
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Working. Hopefully in my own office somewhere coastal.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Watching tv. My remote broke so I’m too lazy to get up and turn the tv off when I should.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Less is better.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: MAC 109 & 217 and the flat foundation brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to…have a savings account I feel comfortable with.
    10. Weekly goals: complete the 2 remaining workouts for the week, clean up the apt, and get a mani/pedi.

  12. Futuralon says:

    1. Mood: Fair

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    Samoas but I’m trying to bake all my treats fresh. Anzac Cookies are similarly deliciously coconutty sweet.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    I don’t have any pending deadlines but I’m glad I washed all the dishes in the sink!

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    Right now you’re cute. Don’t stress about not being up to some standard. Wear clothes that fit your body and flatter your figure. Experiment with your hair and makeup and fashion but ask your friends and family for opinions on your efforts – especially if you’re trying for a goal like get a honey, be taken seriously, look older, look like you have smooth skin or whatnot.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    Sure! Does it mean I get a time machine? Can I get a spaceship instead?

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    Cleaning things.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    Enhance, not cover.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    Firm eyeshadow, fluffy blender eyeshadow, synthetic kabuki.

    9. Someday I’m going to…
    Earn my way.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Spend some time working on the front yard.
    Bite the bullet and start cutting and sewing this stretchy rayon knit.
    Only have square meals for dinner rather than flaking out.

  13. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Excited about the job interview I have tonight and the phone interview I have later this week w/ another company.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    It’s usually a toss up between frozen Thin Mints and Samoas.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    I absolutely must complete some documentation to approve a change proposed by one of my company’s suppliers.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    Don’t be bashful or apologetic about being assertive. With my background being Asian, there’s always been some amount of subservience culturally expected from females. Being born and raised in the US, I’ve found it difficult w/ that upbringing to assert myself in discussions in the professional setting especially considering the technical nature of my work. It’s taken some time, but I’ve adopted the attitude that it’s not about being “one of the boys” or “one of the girls” but simply one of the many PEOPLE on the team that has value added input.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    I would want to see five years in to the future, but I’m of the mind that the future isn’t fixed so I’d look at it w/ the idea that I could make changes in my life to affect the outcome of my future (not necessarily specific changes, but general changes).

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    Working; life at a startup is kind of crazy.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    Good skin goes a long way, so take care of that epidermis! :)

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    angled brush for brow fill ins, blush brush from some random GWP, and Sigma F20 brush

    9. Someday I’m going to…
    Be a Vice President of Engineering or Quality at an alternative energy company!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Totally ace these interviews this week and either get a job offer or another interview, make it to BOTH of my exercise classes, and nail down plans for my 30th bday bash!

  14. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Worried. My cat is sick and things aren’t looking good for him.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Thin Mints
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Cooking dinner
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Nobody can make you happy. You have to do that yourself.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No. I like surprises.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? wasting time
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? less is more
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: My dollar Indian eyeliner brush. Bobbi Brown powder brush. MAC flat laydown eyeshadow brush. Forgot the number.
    9. Someday I’m going to… go to Paris
    10. Weekly goals: go to bed and wake up at a decent hour.

  15. Barb says:

    1. Mood: – Pretty good considering it’s a Monday!

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I’ve stayed away from them this year but my favorites are the thin mints.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? – Hmm . . . I honestly can’t say there is something that absolutely must be finished today!

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? I wish I had more patience. Also, be kind to yourself.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? I’m with you on this. I probably would if I could change it.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Goofing off.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Of course I need this new _______ (lip gloss, nail polish, blush, etc. etc.).

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: The foundation brush that came with my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, all of my eco-tool brushes.

    9. Someday I’m going to… take up running.

    10. Weekly goals: Continue with the healthy eating and weight loss. Lost another 1.4 pounds this week!!!

  16. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: good! It’s sunny out finally and I slept pretty well.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I haven’t had them in a long time, but I really loved Tagalongs when I was a kid. I was a girl scout, so I ate lots of them!
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Grading my students’ essays. I’ve only got 13 left, but they take a while.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Beating yourself up over things you can’t change doesn’t help anything.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No; I’m excited to see where I end up, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? I’m with you on this one, Karen; I spend way too much time worrying!
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? My advisor and my fiance both told me independently on the same day “Don’t worry, just work.” I’m a fan.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Eyebrow spoolie, Ecotools angled eyeshadow brush, ELF powder brush
    9. Someday I’m going to… finish my PhD!
    10. Weekly goals: Finish and (finally) submit my paper, finish grading the essays and quizzes, and try to eat well.

  17. Katherine G says:

    It is always exciting breaking in new running shoes :) However, I refuse to throw out my very sad looking Marine Corps Marathon Nike Zooms, and I use them for chores around the house now. I like the Mizuno Wave Runners for racing, and the Reebok Run Tones for training.

    1. Mood:
    ~Pretty content. Just finished cleaning bathrooms and me and my fiance’s bedroom.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    ~I LOVE Samoas. I could eat a whole box of them in one sitting.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    ~Already did it, that was do an electronic signature on an eval I got earlier this month. Waiting for the towels to finish drying in the dryer, then I will put them away!

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    ~Not to worry so much about what other people think of me. Not to worry so much in general. The worrisome stuff is nowhere near as bad as I make it out to be in my head most of the time. And if it is bad, well, now I just take it as it comes.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    ~Not really. I like the ride I’m taking to get there :)

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    ~Worrying :) But I am getting better. I just take it day by day. I’m trying to be as relaxed as I come off to most people in person in my head.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    ~It doesn’t hurt to try something new – if it looks bad, you can always wipe or wash it off.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    ~big fluffy powder brush, Bare Minerals brush to put my foundation on, and eyeshadow brushes for eyeshadows that didn’t come with any type of brush or sponge. Most of the time I get my brushes from the drugstore.

    9. Someday I’m going to…
    ~Be in top shape and run the marathon in the time I want.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Get fabric softener for my new scrubs (one of my ER’s just went to new uniform scrubs, we start this Thursday), since they are always a little scratchy when new.
    ~Get a haircut and maybe try something a little different, like more layers, and long sideswept bangs (currently my hair is down to the middle of my back and I got it cut 2 months ago…).
    ~Finish schoolwork before the weekend, since I’m working all weekend.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      It is. I’m trying a new model of shoe, so hopefully my feet will like ‘em. I can’t wait to get to the point where it feels like I’m wearing nothing at all! :)

      Anywho, what are you thinking about for your hair?

      • Katherine G says:

        I am thinking about just a small change. I’ve done everything from long to short (short for me is chin-length). I get bored but have always regretted it when I’ve gotten too much length cut off. I have to keep my hair pulled back for work and I hated having to use tons of bobby pins when my hair was shorter and/or had lots of layers. Probably some more layers and shorter pieces in the front, similar to Olivia Wilde on House. Thanks for asking! It’s good to try out new models of shoes sometimes :)

  18. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Sick! Better than I was this weekend, but I have no voice! And I’m also excited to be moving in three days, but I don’t have much packed.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Thin Mints, and the Peanut Butter ones that I can’t remember the name of. I have a little bit of a sugar allergy, so I don’t eat too many, but I do buy them for the kids.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Packing! I have to pack, pack, pack! I’ll probably get the kitchen and bathrooms and clothes done today. That would be a lifesaver!
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Stop stressing the small stuff, worrying about a problem is WAY worse than dealing with it head on.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Sure! Why not? I’m up for anything!
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Procrastinating! I’m a big list maker, but I’m not always good about crossing stuff off that list!
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Experimentation rules! I wouldn’t know that black eyeliner doesn’t work on me, but blue does if I hadn’t tried it! And always always always start with a good moisturizer with SPF in it!
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: I don’t use fancy makeup brushes.
    9. Someday I’m going to…Write a novel. I have it outlined out, I just need to sit and actually write it!
    10. Weekly goals: GET MOVED!

  19. Suzanne says:

    1. Mood: Pretty upbeat, but with a hint of worry. It’s 3.21am, I’m not done with a project, and tomorrow is going to be a yawny day
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? No. I’ll eat them all.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? This work thing. I’m about 1/3 of the way through. The tough part’s over.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? That I’m just as good as anyone else.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Not really. What if I wreck the five after those because of my short-sightedness?
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Sleeping. I wish I could bounce back up after 4-5 hours.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Use up everything, even the good stuff. The opportune moment is now.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: the MAC 224, a random flat shadow brush, another random blush brush that I use for loose powder.
    9. Someday I’m going to…visit Russia.
    10. Weekly goals: To hang in there until the weekend.

  20. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Stressed, why did I think getting married in the middle of a college semester was a good idea?

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Whatever those coconut, chocolate, and carmel ones are called.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? I already gave a presentation so probably just study.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Develop a thicker skin so what people said about me doesn’t matter.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Yes and no, I don’t want to spoil the adventure of life but at the same time I wanna see what happens.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Looking at stuff on the internet, it always amazes me how much time I actually spend on it.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? The skin you take care of in your teens and twenties is the skin you inherit in your 30′s, 40s and beyond.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Smudger brush, bent eyeliner brush and my flat top brush.

    9. Someday I’m going to… be a damn good middle school science teacher.

    10. Weekly goals: study, work on my various projects, block my lace shawl, spend less time on the internet.

  21. Chelsea says:

    Cannes is beautiful, I loved it there. Except that I was there at the end of June for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, and I got heat rash. And since I’m ginger, I had to limit beach time.

    1. Mood: sleepy/grumpy. I ate wheat earlier today and am regretting it.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I’m not supposed to eat wheat, but my fiance loves Tagalongs! I can’t wait until mine come in!
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? not a damned thing!
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Be yourself.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? A good job, to be done with school, maybe a dog.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Sleeping!
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Less is more!
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: My EcoTools finishing brush for blush, my Essence of Beauty crease brush, and my Essence of Beauty foundation brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to… go to England! I’d love to visit, I love overcast, rainy weather, and a girlfriend from NZ is moving there soon (I live in Michigan).
    10. Weekly goals: Work out three times and clean the kitchen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      If/when I ever get to go to Cannes, I’ll definitely ask you for some travel recs. :)

      Happy Monday!

      • Chelsea says:

        haha, I definitely have some anti-recommendations! I was hoping to go back for the festival this year (Advertising!) but my brother’s getting married that week.

  22. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A bit depressed and frustrated. I’m writing a paper about globalization and I have no idea what I’m doing.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?: Thin Mints are good, and the Shortbread ones. I forgot the name.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?: My paper. Damnable thing.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?: I can be whoever I want to be.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?: I side with Karen: only if it was “A Christmas Carol” scenario and I got to change things
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?: Getting mad about things I can’t change. I know it does no good, but I keep doing it.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?: Don’t be afraid. You can always wash your face.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Sephora blending brush, Essence of Beauty eyeliner brush, and EcoTools Blush brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to… visit Morocco, learn French, land a Vogue cover (as a MUA).
    10. Weekly goals: Homework, and hopefully getting a few things around the house fixed.

  23. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: ok for a Monday!

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?: Not really.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?: my leftover paella.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?: Some friends you’re just not meant to keep forever.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?: A doctorate!

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?: Watching bad television.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?: Less is more.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: I don’t really use brushes. Though I love my Sonia Kashuk eyeliner brush.

    9. Someday I’m going to…: get around to actually submitting my passport application.

    10. Weekly goals: study!

  24. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Despite an aaahmazing school music fest on Saturday, I felt bored & stressed over the weekend, and it’s rolled over to today. I had an essay due today. I have two midterms tomorrow, a YOGA midterm Wednesday (all those Sanskrit terms!), and another essay Thursday! Le sigh.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Haven’t eaten them in a while, but Thin Mints all the way.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Studying for those midterms!

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? One lesson I’m still trying to learn is to not be so critical of myself. I also completely agree with yours, too, Karen.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Nope! Takes the fun outta enjoying life.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Thinking about food or my skin.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? It washes off at the end of the day – play around with the crazy makeup!

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Sonia Kashuk Flat-top brush, Sonia Kashuk spoolie, and Sonia Kashuk smudge brush!

    9. Someday I’m going to…get around to memorizing this piano piece, have an amazing career, stop being so hard on myself

    10. Weekly goals: Not get stressed out, then enjoy the weekend, then only ONE MORE WEEK OF SCHOOL ’til Spring Break!

    Karen, did you watch last night’s Walking Dead?! These last two episodes have really impressed me! We’re finally getting authentic drama/tension between the characters. My thoughts (kinda spoiler-ish):
    1) The energy between Rick and Shane and their brawl was so intense and uncomfortable.
    2) Beth’s suicide attempt made me want to cry, not for her (too minor of a character), but for the confusion and fearfulness she felt.
    3) I disagreed with the way Andrea approached of Beth’s suicide attempt (as relevant as her intentions were), but I howled in agreement at the way she confronted Lori. Lori deserved it.

  25. Casey says:

    1. Mood: So tired, this rainy weather is making me sleepy. I wish I were at home reading a good book with a hot cup of tea.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? They used to be called Samoas, but now they’re called Caramel Delights?

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? A baby registry – so hard to decide what to put on there. Marketing companies are sure earning their money on these products. The sales people and stores make you think that you need everything!

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? That sometimes, friendships are meant to end. Trying to make a toxic relationship work is never healthy.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No – I would rather be surprised.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Cleaning! I need to get a routine down. I just want to avoid having to clean for a couple hours over the weekend. Maybe I need a chore chart like I had when I was a kid.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Less is more, it’s easier to add more later than to redo a part of face. I find this works best with eyeshadow – just go little by little.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: MAC 224, MAC 187, MAC 275

    9. Someday I’m going to…start a blog with reviews of the books I’ve read.

    10. Weekly goals: clean out my linen closet – exciting, right ;)

  26. ps says:

    1. Mood:

    OK, despite worrying about work most of the weekend. Jeesh, I need to learn to relax. ;)

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?

    Not really into them.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?

    Finish cleaning & folding laundry. Fun huh?!

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?

    OMG, so many. I guess the big thing is learning to control your emotions & not react to everything emotionally. I cringe now when I’m around people that are all emotional & have a fit over every little thing. Also, it’s important to REALLY listen to people. I had a really bad habit of tuning people out, which is really rude & I’m pretty sure I hurt a lot of people by not listening.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?

    No.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?

    Worrying & I wish I could stop.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mattos?

    Like w/ clothes, don’t go with trends. Wear what looks good on you & don’t be afraid to experiment.

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:

    I’m still learning how to use brushes & I don’t know the names.

    9. Someday I’m going to…

    That’s personal, but am hoping that I will be able to accomplish some of my hopes & dreams before I die!

    10. Weekly goals:

    Work out, finish following up on stuff that just needs to get done.

    Have a great week!

  27. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Content although slightly overwhelmed with how much stuff I still need to do.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I used to be in Girl Guide’s actually ;) No particular favorite, just as long as there’s some chocolate.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? I’m just about done sorting my room. It’s my first day off to just stay home in awhile. My room was loking pretty icky.
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Save more spend less.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? I agree, only if I could have some way of changing it to make it better if I don’t like it.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Surfing for random things online
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Blush just doesn’t really go bad :P
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: When I was in Vegas, I was faced with this! I forgot my brushes and had to choose a few for the weekend. I chose the MAC 239 shadow brush, 129 face/blush and the 226 crease blender brush.
    10. Weekly goals: Strass another pair of shoes, keep up with Bodyrock and start doing my taxes. Sigh, the last one is so not fun, but I think I’ll be getting a refund :)

    I usually look for Reebok’s or Nike’s. Nike cross trainers fit my wide feet well and so do most Reebok’s.

  28. Julia T. says:

    I HAVE THOSE SHOES!!!! I feel a lot cooler now…

  29. kb says:

    1. Mood:
    Very tired
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    Samoas!
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    Nothing, I’m exhausted
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    To be easy with myself
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    Yes
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    YouTubing
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    “Happy skin is clean skin” (always remove makeup before going to bed)
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    Crease brush, Blush brush, Lip brush
    9. Someday I’m going to…
    Vacation in Italy
    10. Weekly goals:
    Find an apartment…

  30. Suri says:

    1. Mood: exhausted! But I can’t complain I just came off a week vacation from work.
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Thin Mints all the way.
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Those dishes in the sink. From yesterday. ::shame::
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Don’t doubt that gut feelings. 9/10 times it’s right.
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Some babies and a house.
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Procrastinating. I’ve gotten better over the years but it’s still a weak point for me.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? You get what you spend.- spend good money on the products that count.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: a flat eyeshadow brush, stipling blush brush and powder brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to…be a successful principal of a NYC school.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out 3 xs (1 down 2 more to go!!), keep the sink clear of dishes before I go to bed, catch up on sleep so I’m well rested for work.

  31. Raven says:

    1. Mood:
    Had a nice ol’ shopping trip with the bestie, so I feel about ready to home to my cozy slippers and glee on DVD :)

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    In Canada, we have Girl Guides, and I think it’s just vanilla, chocolate and some little ol chocolate mint ones. I like the vanilla.

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    One last cup of tea?

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    To save money.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    Yes, I think I’d see some pretty unexpected things that I wouldn’t expect now at 17.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    Not really nope! Maybe less time shouting this morning, so I could’ve gotten in more shopping time, and been less stressed, but other than that.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    “keep the face pretty, and everything else can get crazy” pretty much!

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: 1. Eco tools angled brow brush, 2. Eco tools eye shaded brush, and 3. Quo fan brush :).

    9. Someday I’m going to…
    Swim with sharks and have a bulldog :)

    10. Weekly goals
    Catch up on school, budget!, get SOME cleaning done (Laundry-bare minimum!)

  32. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good considered it started pouring on campus on my long day of classes XD I just got out of my sociology class.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? Absolutely! I love Samoas! <3 I also left adventurous and got a box of those Savannah Smiles yesterday. They taste like animal crackers with lemony powdered sugar :)

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Reading a mammalian physiology chapter that I've been putting off since midterms XD Exactly two more weeks until finals and I'm behind in my hardest classes XP

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? You shouldn't care about other peoples' opinions of you.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? At this point of my life, it would be a little nice to know where I would be since there's going to be so much uncertainty ater graduation! I have to re-apply for pharmacy school and it would be cool to know if I get in within the next 5 years XP

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Probably spending so much time reading random stuff on the internet as opposed to productive internet searching. This habit unfortunately comes out when I know I have a lot of work to do.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? You can never have too many lip products! (I have a ridiculous growing collection of lipsticks, lipglosses, lip balms, lip butters but they make me happy X3)

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top brush, MAC 187 Stipling brush, and (not sure which brand!) blending eyeshadow brush.

    9. Someday I’m going to… learn a bunch of foreign languages, travel around the country and around the world, bake tarts from scratch.

    10. Weekly goals: Hopefully, be able to catch up on school work and work up the nerve to ask a professor for a letter or recommendation (I get so scared and nervous!).

  33. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Not really awake for 8.00 am.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite?
    ..

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today?
    The day itself. Haha.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    Go for it if you have a goal.. don’t wait till the end.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future?
    No thank you.. Just because if it wouldn’t turn out the way I wanted I would be very dissapointed and unlucky the rest of these 5 years that still have to come.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
    Watching videos on YT. It’s a little addictive and takes hours!

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos?
    Mix and match!

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without:
    Sigma flat top kabuki brush, flat mini foundation brush and my Cosmopolitan blush brush wich I use for setting powder.

    9. Someday I’m going to…
    ..be a mom!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get a new laptop!! Mine is really dead right now.
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  34. Bronwyn says:

    1. Mood: trying not to reflect the miserable weather outside
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? We don’t have Girl Scout Cookies in Australia :( my favourite biscuit is ginger nuts though?
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? the first page of my worksheet
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life?
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No thanks, i can stress enough without that kind of extra pressure
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? nothing. I lose hours I swear.
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Live a little.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: My $3 Sportsgirl eye shadow brush, my Almay foundation brush and my Ecotools powder brush
    9. Someday I’m going to… live in a foreign country
    10. Weekly goals: Not to let the bad situation I’ve returned to at work get to me. Start working seriously on my fitness with one of my colleagues

  35. Jenna says:

    1. Mood – Is dreary a mood? It is February, almost March, in Minnesota, and here in Mankato, we haven’t had more than 6 inches of snow on the ground at a time this whole winter, which is great, I don’t really like snow, but I NEED a snow day and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen cuz right now it’s RAINING. In FEBRUARY. MINNESOTA. :(
    2. My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Savannah Smile. Actually, my favorite cookie is the All About, but they got rid of that one…
    3. Today, I absolutely must finish my homework. Even though none of it is due till Friday, that’s kind of the point, if I don’t do it now I will be up till 3 on Friday morning….been there, done that, hopefully finished.
    4. To not procrastinate. I still haven’t. I wouldn’t be typing this if I had…
    5. Hmm…in 5 years I will be almost 21 and hopefully not still in Minnesota. That’s all I need to know.
    6. Procrastinating. See above.
    7. There is no such thing as too many lip glosses.
    8. The e.l.f. angled foundation brush, Lancome crease eyeshadow brush of some sort, and my ecotools powder brush.
    9. Someday I’m going to…if I answered this fully, there’d be pages. Um…someday I’m going to have an un-cluttered room, be a forensic scientist, speak Polish, and learn to play the bagpipes.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish my Confirmation prep stuff (an essay, a letter, and a list of service experiences) before 2 o’clock on Sunday morning (Sunday is when they’re due) (see 3, 4, and 6).

  36. AnneMarie says:

    I’m a day late to the party, but can’t resist answering:

    1. Mood: Better than last week.

    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? I stay away!

    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? Did it – sent a work email.

    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Don’t believe everything people tell you.

    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? No.

    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Thinking about the past.

    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Don’t leave home without it!

    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: I have a bunch, but don’t know their names/numbers.

    9. Someday I’m going to…be really happy.

    10. Weekly goals: this week… keep eating… keep gaining… keep working hard in the gym. (I’m training for a bodybuilding competition…)

  37. Ana says:

    1. Mood: Stressed!
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? No :/ haha
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? My reading report for one subject and study for a test
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Never fall in love with your best friend
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? Be successfull
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? Facebooking lol
    7. What’s one of your makeup mottos? Beauty comes from the inside, makeup is only a way to express it.
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: MAC 217, 239, 219, Fluffy crease brush, Blush & Powder brush
    9. Someday I’m going to… be a sucessfull professionist
    10. Weekly goals: finish all my hws, clean my messy room

  38. jess says:

    1. Mood: relaxed
    2. It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Do you have a favorite? normally thin mints but I am loving the new Savannah Smiles!
    3. One thing you absolutely must finish today? HOmeowrk!
    4. What’s one lesson you wish you’d learned earlier in life? Do your homework!
    5. Would you want to see five years into your future? yes
    6. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? blow drying your hair
    7. Makeup motto: a statement lip is always hot!
    8. Three makeup brushes you couldn’t live without: eye shadow kabuki and mineral foundation brush
    9. Someday I’m going to…have my own practice and have babies
    10. Weekly goals: homework and de-stress

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