Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 216

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the makeup and beauty blog monday poll

  • 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:
    A little tired because I haven’t slept well in a couple days (pre-trip jitters), but other than that, I feel great.

    I’m so excited about Kauai! Hiking, snorkeling, surfing, swimming. Maybe we’ll get in a little kayaking, too.

  2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
    Yay! Sometimes I get weird cravings for scrambled eggs or french toast , and I just never know when they’re gonna strike.
  3. Can you salsa dance?
    Nope, but I can fake it if my partner knows what they’re doing. I went to a salsa club meeting years ago with my girlfriends and ended up dancing with some dude who knew how to do all those turns and lifts. What a blast!
  4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
    Sephora and Target are my usual haunts (because they’re both about 5 minutes away).
  5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
    Once in high school band, and it was really hard for me. We had to write and then perform our own instrumentals in front of the class.

    Mine was on the piano, which I played for years, and I guess I did okay. After hearing the piece, my teacher (who was also very kind) suggested I look into doing movie scores, LOL!

    Yeah, okay.

  6. Do you play video games?
    Puzzle ones, absolutely, but I’m not a hardcore gamer like a couple of my friends are. I’ve played a lot of Bejeweled at long, boring family functions (seriously, how did people survive those things before smart phones?).
  7. A silly movie you love?
    Night at the Roxbury! So dumb. But that’s one I can (and have) watched dozens of times. “Roxbury. Roxbury. ROXBURY!” Haha! I’m way too easily amused…

    OOH! The The Wedding Singer is also right up there.

  8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
    “Hold on for one more day!”

    (Guess who’s been listening to a lot of Wilson Phillips lately.)

  9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?
    MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC42. Love it! I use it to cover dark spots from old blemishes along my chin. Stuff covers everything, and it’s so easy to apply.
  10. Weekly goals:
    To pack and get everything ready for the trip by tomorrow, so I won’t be scrambling at the last minute; to squeeze in a couple more runs; to load up on echinacea tea and Emergen-C (I always do it before and while I travel); lavish extra lurvies on Tabs before we leave (he’ll be holding down the fort here with a substitute assistant).

Hello and happy Monday, friend. :) I hope you slept well last night, but if not, well, don’t worry! A little time spent doing something fun — like maybe today’s Monday Poll? — and you’ll be right as rain.

Grab your mug of tea, and let those fingers do the talking.

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



1. Mood:
2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
3. Can you salsa dance?
4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
6. Do you play video games?
7. A silly movie you love?
8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?
10. Weekly goals:

Don’t forget to treat yourself to something nice this week, even if it’s just a quick mid-day latte from the coffee shop around the corner. It’s important!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: unmotivated…
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? sometimes.
    3. Can you salsa dance? Unfortunately not.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? I usually shop on-line.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No but my brother writes music and lyrics.
    6. Do you play video games? HEROES of Might and Magic. LOVE!
    7. A silly movie you love? I don’t really like silly films.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? I am VERY happy with my Game Of Thrones T-shirt and couldn’t be happier about anything else right now :D
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? YSL Touche Eclat.
    10. Weekly goals: finally finish a certain project for work and make some changes about the blog.
    Marina recently posted … Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste Review and Swatches

  2. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Hopeful! It’s a new week, time to get things done!
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay! I love breakfast foods, though I feel like I can’t eat as much of it for dinner.
    3. Can you salsa dance? I could, once upon a time.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora!
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No.
    6. Do you play video games? Yes! Though I don’t have much time for them any more.
    7. A silly movie you love? Two Weeks Notice. I’m not a chick flick girl, but that one’s fun.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “I don’t care.” Haha!
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? I don’t really carry around much makeup with me, just eye drops and lip balm!
    10. Weekly goals: Get stuff done!
    Larie recently posted … More Orange: For Your Eyes

  3. Advah says:

    1. Mood: Good! :) Work is over, the weather’s picked up, I’ve M&Ms waiting for me and later tonight I’m going to the gym for the first time in 4 years. I’m excited!

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Double yay.

    3. Can you salsa dance? I took a few classes during uni and had a blast – doubt I’d remember much though.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora in France or the US. Guess it’d be Boots in the UK, but it’s not super exciting..

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? I wish :( I played music for years but never managed to do it.

    6. Do you play video games? Nope.

    7. A silly movie you love? Oh boy, so many – Sweet Home Alabama, Wimbledon, 30 Going On 13…

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “Food is Good”

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? My brand new Avon lipstick (in Cherry Glisten!) – got it today and it’s beauuuutiful! Perfect colour for me!

    10. Weekly goals: go to the gym twice, wax my legs (yep), figure out what haircut to ask my stylist tomorrow, go to yoga and watch what I eat. The cravings are out of control. Oh, and have fun!

    Have a fantastic holiday, Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Advah,

      Excited about your haircut! What types of haircuts are you considering? Are you going to do something dramatic, or just get a trim?

      • Advah says:

        I’m trying to grow it out, so mainly tidying layers and trimming my bangs I think. :) Last time I brought in photos of Robin Tunney (I covet her thick bangs) and loved the result, so a blend of that and (gasp, can’t believe I’m admitting to that) Kate Winslet’s curls in Titanic. :/ What can I say, my hair’s curly..

  4. M.A.Leal says:

    1. Mood: Bored.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? oh, yes please.
    3. Can you salsa dance? No, but would love to learn.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Central dos Cabelos, a local store full of wonderful stuff.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No, thank god.
    6. Do you play video games? Yes. I actually have a PSP but hardly ever use it.
    7. A silly movie you love? The Holiday. So cliche, but I enjoy it.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Give me peace of mind, please.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Maybellines fatal red lipstick.
    10. Weekly goals: Survive the week.

  5. Twyla says:

    1. Mood: 50/50 for a Monday.. its a grey day out, so I wanna cuddle but have to work both jobs today.. ugh..

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Sometimes but not often.

    3. Can you salsa dance? In mind yes but really no.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora or MAC.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? ah, no.

    6. Do you play video games? I play smart phone games like Angry Birds, Tetris, Draw Something, etc but until xmas ’11 I didn’t own a game consol & now that I do, its all kinect games so I’m working out with it.

    7. A silly movie you love? ‘The sweetest thing’…..

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? ‘Someday but not today’

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? MAC Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle – really adds great shimmer to my cheeks.

    10. Weekly goals: Catch up on Sleep (late night wknd), do my taxes and work with some beads..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Twla,

      It’s yucky out here too. We had some amazing weather over the weekend and now the clouds are back, boo!

      Did you have a good weekend? I hope you managed to do some fun things.

  6. liz says:

    1. Mood: ok for a Monday, a little tired.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? YAY always.
    3. Can you salsa dance? no i cannot.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora inside JCPenney and Target because they are next door to each other and on my way to and from work :)
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? nope, can’t say that I have. I am so not creative in that way.
    6. Do you play video games? I have a Nintendo DS and when I’m bored or in the car for a long time I’ll play Mario or Sonic :)
    7. A silly movie you love? Christmas with the Kranks. It’s so underrated and just silly.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “Leave me alone.” too harsh? I *am* at work after all ;)
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? tons of lip products, clinique concealer and a powder
    10. Weekly goals: make some paleo recipes, study for finals and fold the mountain of laundry in my room.

  7. Nina says:

    1. Mood: Really really upbeat — a 2.5 hour nap yesterday really set me to right. :-)

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Very much yay. This is a huge fave in our house.

    3. Can you salsa dance? I can. I LOVE Latin Dance and usually try and catch a class or two each week.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Target for the quickest fix. I have one 5 minutes away from both house and work. :-) If I need major cheering up, there is a Sephora around 15 minutes away. :-)

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? We used to do that in highschool. We had an awesome English teacher who had us do song lyrics…

    6. Do you play video games? Yep! Currenlty playing 80s RPGs. :-D

    7. A silly movie you love? The Wedding Singer and Sixteen Candles.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Power Naps FTW!

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? I have Cork lipliner, NARs Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie and MAC Blot Powder + Puff.

    10. Weekly goals: Make it to Thursday, and then enjoy my boitday weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      How fun! I never knew that you could salsa. I learn something new about you every day.

      Anywho, I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. Did the kitties do a good job of taking care of you?

      • Nina says:

        Dancing is one of my guilty pleasures! :-)

        LOL has been my constant couch potato buddy. He loves to lay on my legs for some reason. :-)

  8. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: excited! I’m picking up a puppy on Friday :D

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?: Yay! It can be comforting

    3. Can you salsa dance?: No way

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?: Sephora a few blocks away from my apartment. I love testing things out myself. The counters at the Bloomingdales (which is even closer than Sephora to me) intimidates me so much! It’s always busy and the salespeople aren’t particularly nice.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?: Yes! I used to be a music theory major.

    6. Do you play video games?: Not really, besides some super old GameBoy games, the ones in the gray cartridge.

    7. A silly movie you love?: Anchorman.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?: Something vulgar towards a class that’s been giving me issues this semester.

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?: The most important thing I have with me now is probably my Guerlain meteorites pressed powder (the skin colored one). Secondly would be my lipstick.

    10. Weekly goals: survive and study!

    Have a great week everyone!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,

      How cool that you were a music theory major! What instruments do you play?

      • Melissa says:

        It’d be easier to answer what I didn’t play! Haha. I did oboe, piano, flute, trumpet, French horn, English horn, various percussion, and guitar for fun- and choral composition (4 part harmonies and all that) Not all that practical, which is why I changed majors freshman year haha.

  9. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Tired – spent most of the weekend packing for our move.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay! I could eat pancakes for almost every meal!

    3. Can you salsa dance? Not well, but I have fun trying.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora or Ulta.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Nope, I’m not that musical.

    6. Do you play video games? Yes, mostly on a Nintendo DS. The Professor Layton Series is particular weakness of mine.

    7. A silly movie you love? Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Do not touch my stomach (I’m 7 months pregnant)

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Cherry Chapstick, Nars SuperVixen lipgloss, MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick, MAC Blot Powder and some Lactaid pills.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish packing and finally move!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Casey,

      So excited about your little one! When’s the due date?

      • Casey says:

        I’m due on July 5th! People told me that my baby bump would become public property, but I didn’t believe it. I feel like someone comes up to touch my stomach several times per week. I do the Mr. Miyagi “wax on, wax off” motion when people’s hands come within inches of me!
        We know it’s a girl, but still no name yet. So for now she’s “Lady Baby”

  10. Lauren says:

    1. Mood: Enthusiastic!

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yes! Yes! Yes! All the time! As a vegetarian I find that eggs are my best friend.

    3. Can you salsa dance? If you classify the Zumba version of Salsa then yes, all the time! ;)

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? I was in a band in high school, we created a song called Bigfoot Man. I have no idea why it didn’t become a massive hit.

    6. Do you play video games? When I was kid yes, now I have a wii for wii fit and such but that’s about it.

    7. A silly movie you love? Fred: The Movie, the kids I nanny are obsessed with it and I now know it by heart.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Benefit’s Coralista

    10. Weekly goals: Limit my sugar intake… ooof!

  11. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: bored..why does daytime tv suck so bad.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? BRINNER!!! yum
    3. Can you salsa dance? No I leave that to the professionals.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora.com or bloomingdales store
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No I wish I could do that.
    6. Do you play video games? Yes I do but then I get bored easily especially if I can’t beat that monster in 10 tries..haha
    7. A silly movie you love? Dodgeball with Vince Vaughn
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Not my problem..haha
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Lip gloss
    10. Weekly goals: Gym, eat healthy and work on resume

  12. Kellie says:

    1. Mood: A little tired, but happy! It’s super sunny and 80 degrees here in the pacific NW today!
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? YAY!!!! I never like eating breakfast but I love breakfast foods, in fact, they are my favorite kind of foods. So I often enjoy breakfast for dinner.
    3. Can you salsa dance? Never tried, and I’m sure I would have two left feet.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora or Ulta. Sephora is usually more fun.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No, but I envy people who can write/read music. I did choir in high school and was amazing by the girls that could do that.
    6. Do you play video games? Only the bejeweled type games, and usually only at work when I have nothing to do. My husband loves video games though so I end up watching quite a few of them (against my will!!)
    7. A silly movie you love? The Craft. I have loved this movie since I was a teenager! It’s not the greatest movie ever, but it is always fun for me to watch. I think it is the moody high school outcast girl thing that I relate to. :)
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Uh….not sure.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Boscia green tea blotting papers. I just purchased these a few weeks ago and love them! They are great if you have an oily t-zone and don’t want to powder a dozen times a day!
    10. Weekly goals: Get in at least four workouts. I have been slacking majorly for the past week. Summer is coming and I need to get in better shape!

  13. MP says:

    1. Mood: sleepy! Watched “Gangs of New York” last night.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Depending how much I ate the night before.
    3. Can you salsa dance? Not really but once when I went to Mexico, some guy asked me to dance and I picked up on his ques no problem.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Etsy for organic natural handmake makeup.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Nope.
    6. Do you play video games? Once in a while…I really love Mortal Combat and Ninja Gaiden.
    7. A silly movie you love? Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Stepbrothers, Napolean Dynamite, the list could go on…
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “Is the weekend here yet?!”
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Ummm…considering I cut out almost all of my makeup except natural mascara, natural lip balm and Beet Juice for a cheek tint…that’s it!
    10. Weekly goals:
    Read my volunteer papers so I sign and submit as soon as possible.
    Workout 3x along with more consistent walks with my pooch.
    Go to bed early.

  14. Elle says:

    1.Mood:
    A bit tired and stressed from work. I think it’s time for a change.

    2.Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
    Yay for Brinner!

    3.Can you salsa dance?
    Yup, I learned a few years back with my sis.

    4.One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
    Nordstrom because (sadly) the women at the MAC counter know me by name, and Target.

    5.Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
    Not unless you count changing the lyrics to already-existing songs to be silly.

    6.Do you play video games?
    Have never been big on those.

    7.A silly movie you love?
    Stepbrothers. I can’t get enough of that one.

    8.If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
    “Don’t let your mouth write checks your @ss can’t cash!”

    9.What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?
    MAC’s Hot Tahiti lipstick. My favorite every day, “normal” red lipstick.

    10.Weekly goals:
    To make it to class 3x, to go to one Pilates class to see how I like it, to bring lunch 3x this week, to bake something for my bf, and to get cracking on trip planning!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elle,

      I’ve been dying to dry pilates but haven’t gotten around to doing it. I also want to try the Dailey Method. Have you heard of it? It’s supposed to be great for core strength:

      http://www.thedaileymethod.com/

      Ooh, trip planning! Where are you going?

      • Elle says:

        Ooh, I have not heard of the Dailey method, but now I’m curious! I have heard of barre method. I really want to build up my core now that I feel I’m a lot more, uh, better with coordination and balance? I’m still a klutz, but a slightly less-coordinated klutz.

        And the bf and I are trying to get a small trip together (probably something closeby and cute like Lake Geneva) since we’re not sure our work schedules will allow us our bigger trip to South Carolina. We’ll see :) I hope you have a great trip yourself!

        • Kate & Zena says:

          I haven’t done pilates, but if it’s anything like the barre in ballet, you might have troubles if you have coordination and balance problems. I did ballet for six years and I had a lot of trouble when I went to the barre (I have spastic Cerebral Palsy and my balance is naturally tilted a little off and I occasionally jerked as a kid.) While the barre in ballet is meant to build your core and perfect your poses, you might want to wait and see if you can build up your balance and coordination more before you go to something like a barre method. It’s low impact, but you might find yourself falling more because of the coordination and balance involved using barre (if this is involving ballet.) I do ballet exercise now using chairs as barres and I fall at least once!

  15. Tania says:

    Le List
    1. Mood: content
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay! I love breakfast food but not for breakfast.
    3. Can you salsa dance? No.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Walgreens or Target. Walgreens is down the street so I always say, oh I’m getting my exercise!
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Yeah on the piano but it sucks.
    6. Do you play video games? I have a Super Nintendo that I love. Tetris is my game!!
    7. A silly movie you love? Wayne’s World and Empire Records!
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? I’ll smile when I feel like it.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Lip gloss
    10. Weekly goals: get my dish disposal fixed

  16. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Irritated. It’s been cold, rainy, dreary, and there’s more rain to come.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? YES! Also good for lunch.

    3. Can you salsa dance? Nope.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No. But I did learn to read music in my 30′s.

    6. Do you play video games? No.

    7. A silly movie you love? The Princess Bride. It’s a classic and not a silly movie though.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Rain, Rain, Go AWAY!

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Le Metier de Beaute’s lip cream/gloss in Framboise Creme. The shimmers are perfect for this dreary day!

    10. Weekly goals: If it ever stops raining, learn to use my clipless pedals on the squishy, wet, muddy grass. Go to the gym three times this week.

    Have a wonderful, SUNNY trip!!!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Wendy! I’m hoping that it won’t rain too much.

      That’s cool that you learned to read music in your 30s. Did you pick up an instrument?

      • Wendy says:

        Hi Karen,

        We bought our daughter an expensive, exquisite harp when she was 7 years old. I had to sit next to her for an hour every day for years until she was able to practice independently with progression. The harp is a wonderful instrument to learn how to play since even wrong notes still sound beautiful.

  17. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
    nay

    3. Can you salsa dance?
    nope

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
    Sephora

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
    Nope

    6. Do you play video games?
    Nope

    7. A silly movie you love?
    I’m not really into silly movies.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
    Leave me alone. Not very nice I know, but today hasn’t been a great day for me..

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?
    I Provenzali Shea Butter lip balm

    10. Weekly goals:
    just relax
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Sleek Makeup Eau La La Pencils in Bullion, Nutcracker & Tonic

  18. Kim says:

    I’m so excited for you, for your trip! I hope you have a blast. It actually snowed here on Saturday night and it’s been cold and rainy since then, so I’m going to live vicariously through your tropical vacation! :)

    1. Mood: Pretty good but quiet. Sometimes it takes a day or so to get warmed up to the work week.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay, sometimes. Usually on Fridays during Lent; it’s fun for the kids.
    3. Can you salsa dance? If by “salsa dance” you mean “look like Elaine Benes on the dance floor” then YES!
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? I guess Sephora; it’s sort of fun to look around (though I hate shopping in general and browsing in particular).
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? We used to have to do that regularly in grade school and play them on our recorders. I’m sure mine were outstanding. HAHA!
    6. Do you play video games? Once in a while, in spurts. I went through a Guitar Hero phase but that was quite a while ago. I would like to go through a Halo phase (because of the voicing of Nathan Fillion and some of the Firefly cast) but the Hubs didn’t want to get an Xbox. Did I mention that I tried to pass that off as a Christmas gift idea for him? He was hip to my jive. :)
    7. A silly movie you love? There are so many! Anchorman and Blades of Glory top the list. We’ve seen Ace Ventura 2 a few too many times, too.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? I’d probably grab one of those great Nike tees that say something like “Cute doesn’t win games” or “I make it look easy”. How about “in it to win it”?
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? YSL Faux Cils. Can’t do without my mascara!
    10. Weekly goals: Keep the house spotless and don’t stop moving until it’s time to sleep. I hope this is my week to get a ton done!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you! I’m really looking forward to being really, really warm. We had a bit of a hot spell over the weekend, and now the fog’s moved back in. Ahh, summer. Hurry up already!

      I kind of love that you tried to pass off the Xbox as a gift for the hubs, LOL!

      Speaking of Nathan Fillion, have you been watching Castle lately? A couple episodes ago one of the guys from Firefly was a guest star!

      • Kim says:

        I’m sure you guys are going to have a blast! :)

        Yeah, I know, I try to be sneaky that way but the Hubs is pretty clever. HAHA!

        Yes! I have been watching and was pretty psyched for Adam Baldwin to be on (yay, Jayne!). I have to watch it again though, because I was so darned tired that I kept nodding off in the chair. I’m turning into an old person. :)

  19. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Not bad for a Monday.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
    Yay. Usually when I’m by myself and I’m too lazy to do anything else, I’ll resort to a bowl of cereal.

    3. Can you salsa dance?
    Heavens no! I have no rhythm at all, so it would be comical if I tried. :-)

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
    Target.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
    Nope. I played violin and piano when I was in school, but I never got to that level.

    6. Do you play video games?
    Not any more. I used to play Mario Bros on the Nintendo 64. Now I’ll sometimes play a puzzle game on my phone.

    7. A silly movie you love?
    40 Year Old Virgin. It’s raunchy, but it cracks me up.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
    Meow! All I hear right now is Mingus demanding to be let outside. :-)

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?
    MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try to work out 4-5 times a week.

    Have a great time in Kauai. It’s my favorite island. It’s absolutely gorgeous. My favorite places are Hanalei Bay and Waimea Canyon. It’s been 10 years (!) since I was there, but I remember it being very laid back and not touristy at all. Hopefully that hasn’t changed.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      Did you go up the Na Pali coast? I’m really looking forward to that.

      • Ruchita says:

        Yes, the Na Pali coast is amazing! We splurged and took a helicopter tour to really get a birds eye view. I believe there are also hiking trails where you can see the coast.

        At the top of Waimea Canyon there is a trail where you can see the coast – and if I’m remembering the name correctly – there is also a view of the Kalalau Valley from up there.

  20. Jen says:

    1. Mood: Kind of icky. Aunt Flo just came to visit, if ya know what I mean. Also, the weather is crap. But I’m looking forward to going to Target later today, ha!

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?: Yay! I love breakast, any time of day.

    3. Can you salsa dance?: No, I wish! I tried it once, but I have a hard time coordinating my feet. :P

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?: Sephora, for sure. Or Macy’s Impulse Beauty, because it’s right next to the shoe department (where I work), and if I have a few extra minutes before clocking back in from my lunch break, I’ll de-stress a little there.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?: Yeah, just like you, only once in high school band. We also had to perform it. Ugh, how embarrassing. Never again.

    6. Do you play video games?: Not really. I’ll play some Angry Birds, Pokemon, and MarioKart, but that’s as far as my gaming skills go.

    7. A silly movie you love?: The Hangover. I know, it’s ridiculous, but I like to look at Bradley Cooper.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?: JUST DO IT. I need to finish cleaning my desk!

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?: Umm. Stila Kitten. I dropped it once and it shattered, so I re-pressed it, and I almost dropped it again. Yikes!

    10. Weekly goals: Call the doctor’s office (I had two migraine attacks last week, and before that I’ve only ever had two migraine attacks in my entire life), finish cleaning my desk, reorganize my makeup!

    Have a good week, everyone!
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  21. Marian says:

    1. Mood: really down. no reason
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? oh yay! I love eggs any time.
    3. Can you salsa dance? I can. I took lessons and I do Zumba too. I love Latin dance.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? I like department stores. Nordstrom is nice.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? I’ve written lyrics but I can’t read music.
    6. Do you play video games? I’m addicte to Bubbles. It’s so mindless. lol
    7. A silly movie you love? Dumb and Dumber
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Gray Panther
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? NARS Casablanca lipstick
    10. Weekly goals: clean up my bedroom. Try another new recipe. Work out.

  22. Heya Karen & Tabs!

    1. Mood: Blah. Raining and horrible today.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay! Same goes for dinner for breakfast.

    3. Can you salsa dance? Yes! So much fun when you can go outdoors dancing in the summer! However, I’m more partial to Argentine Tango.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Murale (i.e. the “Canadian” Sephora before it was available widely)/Sephora

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Nope. I tried to write horrible poetry in middle school though.

    6. Do you play video games? Not really… Does Fruit Ninja & Temple Run count?

    7. A silly movie you love? The Devil Wears Prada. Love Meryl as Miranda.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “CATS > YOU”

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Rouge Coco – Rose Dentelle

    10. Weekly goals: Get my shizz together!

    • Karen says:

      You’re not the only one to write horrible poetry in middle school. I have notebooks filled with angst, LOL!

      How was your weekend? I hope it was good!

  23. Suri says:

    1. Mood: tired but I think it’s my allergies or pms because I really didn’t do anything today except sit at a table and listen to people talk.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Oh yahhh! I was even thinking about it for tonight!
    3. Can you salsa dance? Just enough to get by.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora, CVS, Ulta
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Sadly no.
    6. Do you play video games? Not hardcore games like hubby but I do like a little bejeweled and angry birds now and again.
    7. A silly movie you love? Stepbrothers. So laugh out loud funny.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? STFU Please :D
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Tarte Maracuja creaseless concealer. Works miracles on these tired eyes.
    10. Weekly goals: work out 4xs this week, get a good’s night sleep, dont’ sweat the small stuff.

  24. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Awake with no headache, yippee!!!

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
    Yes. I love cereal for dinner!

    3. Can you salsa dance?
    No, but I’ve never learned!

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
    Ulta, It’s the only makeup store within 10 miles. Well, there are drugstores, but I mean, where am I going to stock up on all of my Dermalogica, OPI, China Glaze, butterLONDON, and *gasp* Stila? For online shopping, nothing beats Sephora so I can get my Illamasqua fix.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
    Yes, I did for an English assignment. Never again.

    6. Do you play video games?
    No. I have the generation before Nintendo DS handheld games and I don’t play it much. I’m incredibly aggressive when I play games and they also are detrimental to my wrists, so I try to avoid them. I have tried arcade DDR, and that game and I don’t mix. I have no impulse control!

    7. A silly movie you love?
    Almost anything Muppets or Disney. Liar Liar. The Devil Wears Prada. Clue (yes, like the game board. That movie is HILARIOUS.)

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
    I

  25. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted, too much work in the last weeks…
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Never thought about it, so no.
    3. Can you salsa dance? Never tried, but with the right man…
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Nothing special.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No, better not.
    6. Do you play video games? Only Tetris and Mahjong on my iPhone or iPad.
    7. A silly movie you love? Nothing special
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Just f***ing do it.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? I re-discovered C-Thru Lipglass which was my first MAC product ever, and I forgot that I love it.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish book one of the Hunger Games series and start with book nr. 2 (thanks for the tip Karen, it’s great), work on my projects and try not to eat as many sweets as last week (which was awful).

    Have a great week everyone and a good trip for you Karen, enjoy your holiday.

  26. TJ says:

    1. Mood: Calm.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Absolute Yay.
    3. Can you salsa dance? I can keep up, but I could also use some lessons.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? The red dot boutique. There is always something neat and economically friendly to play with.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Yes a long long time ago.
    6. Do you play video games? Yes. Zynga used to have me in her cruel clutches, but most of my game play these days is on facebook.
    7. A silly movie you love? I was a kid during the 80s. There were way too many.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Life is short. Eat your dessert first.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? My urban decay naked palette. Still.
    10. Weekly goals: pull all the weeds out of my flowerbed.

  27. Katie says:

    I haven’t done the Monday Poll in forever! So busy with school!

    1. Mood: A bit out of it.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? YAY! Breakfast’s become my favorite meal the last few years. I mean, it’s not the same eating lunch or dinner during breakfast, yeah? Who can resist some eggs or waffles?

    3. Can you salsa dance? I took salsa dancing for a year, and – I have to say – I was pretty darn good at it. I’ve since forgotten it all.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? I love the high-end department counters, but my favorite places are the drugstores or Target.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No! Ironically, I played piano for more than a decade, but I’m horrible with anything other than playing (composing, ear training, sight reading, theory).

    6. Do you play video games? When the PS was popular years ago, I played with my younger brother all the time. I don’t play any kind at all anymore, while he’s moved on to the XBox (to an obsessive degree).

    7. A silly movie you love? Have you ever seen Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart in Just Friends? Such a silly movie, but they’re both endearing in it.

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Nothing! I’ve never liked clothing with brand names or words on them, LOL! It’s even rare for my to wear PRINTS!

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller. This is the one concealer that WORKS, I’m telling you! Beats Bobbi Brown, MAC, the Balm – all of that. It really brightens and covers.

    10. Weekly goals: Make it through this crazy week before finals. Just started my period, and I have something going on every day this week. Gah! Have a lovely week, everyone!

    Karen! I know Walking Dead’s over, but what have you thought about Mad Men lately? Last night’s ep was something, huh? What was your favorite part?

  28. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Stressed, the week before finals is always a real pain in the butt.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Big yay! I make banana and nutella crepes for me and pancakes for him.

    3. Can you salsa dance? I wish. I can only do the basics that zumba taught me.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? I’m a big fan of Target, but I cannot be let in that store alone.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No I am not gifted like that.

    6. Do you play video games? Yes, I just finished Arkham Asylum this weekend (on easy, with my hubby’s help)

    7. A silly movie you love? Clerks 2

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “Mrs. Deliz”

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? L’occitane hand cream that got transferred to a different container after the metal sprung a leak.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish everything before the weeks end, study for finals, watch NFL draft with the hubby

  29. Kaprice says:

    Enjoy Kauai! I’m from there so when I saw that you were going I was so jealous!

  30. Becca says:

    1. Mood: full! (just finished a HUGE chicken sandwich on baguette for a pre-dinner snack)

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Hell to the yay! Breakfast is my all-time favorite meal. You really can’t go wrong

    3. Can you salsa dance? No, but I’ve been saying I’m going to sign up for a class for a long time…probably should get on that.

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Nordstrom and Sephora definitely

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? Yes, I played the flute in middle school and was really into creating my own music

    6. Do you play video games? No, hardly ever anymore. I just don’t have time!

    7. A silly movie you love? Too many to count! Zoolander and Anchorman are definites, The Sandlot, Surf Ninjas, and Slappy and the Stinkers were a few favorites when I was younger :P

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? can’t…think….too….full….

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? My new Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 in Peach Sorbet from the new Bobbi Brown Miami Collection

    10. Weekly goals: get caught up on blog posts and pictures, work out at least twice!
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  31. Bronwyn says:

    1. Mood: On the edge of my seat excited about tomorrow (Wednesday)
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? yay for like the hot breakfast foods. nay for cereals. do it with hot breakfasts and you have simply enjoying a favourite treat, do it with cold foods like cereals and you are being very lazy.
    3. Can you salsa dance? No.
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? I am unsure what you mean. Like a coffee break? personally I’d say my room surfing the internet (its free!)
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? not really. only within the obligatory requirements of year 9 music and that hardly counts.
    6. Do you play video games? no. I play like a girl.
    7. A silly movie you love? any of those teenage girls at boarding school movies. St Trinians, Wild Child, that kind of thing.
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be?
    I have ANZAC Day on my mind so ‘Lest we forget’ on olive drab.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now?
    my Loreal Matte Morphous foundation – tomorrow is going to be a long long day.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Have AWESOME fun at ANZAC day.
    Pass exam on friday.
    Finish assignments.

  32. jess says:

    1. Mood: happy!
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? very rarely! sometimes it makes me sick!
    3. Can you salsa dance? yes!
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? anywhere!
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? yes not my forte!
    6. Do you play video games? the sims!
    7. A silly movie you love? billy madison
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? quit your bitchin and appreciate life.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? revlon airbrush foundation
    10. Weekly goals: workout, laundry, pay bills.

  33. Ana says:

    1. Mood: happy and sleepy! I went to Florence and the machine’s concert this weekend : D
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Nay! i just drink warm milk at night
    3. Can you salsa dance? Noo! I’m a terrible dancer
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora and MAC
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No :(
    6. Do you play video games? Sometimes! I like to play Wii games haha
    7. A silly movie you love? 13 going 30! LOOOVE IT!
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? It’s better without you
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? EOS Lipbalm
    10. Weekly goals: homeworks, eat better

  34. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: A little worried, my six year old is having an allergic reaction to something and is covered in hives. Called the Dr. and he said to use Benedryl. Still, as a Momma, when something is wrong with a kid, then everything in the world just doesn’t sit right.

    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay! I like egg dishes for dinner! And pancakes for dinner is always always a good thing!

    3. Can you salsa dance? I’ve never tried! :( But maybe now I’ll look into it! My husband isn’t interested in dancing at all, but I’m pretty sure I can talk him into it!

    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora! And Sally Beauty Supply which is where I buy pretty much all my nail polish, I really like China Glaze polish and I get it there.

    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? I used to write song lyrics, but not the accompanying music. I played music forever, but could never quite figure out the writing of it. That might be something to look into also…

    6. Do you play video games? No! Back in the day I mastered the original “Super Mario Bros.” but that’s it. I play a couple of games on my phone, but they’re card games and some silly kid games my kids started me on. But nothing that involves a controller and a gaming system!

    7. A silly movie you love? “Wayne’s World.” It came out when I was in high school, and I used to drive a Pinto, so whenever I hear the song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, I bang my head and fondly remember doing that in my old car! :)

    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? “Girls rule, boys drool.” It’s my personal motto! LOL!

    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Garnier BB cream! I love that stuff! The other night I was taking it off and I wiped off half my face, and I was shocked at how much better it makes my skin look!

    10. Weekly goals: Work out to Tracy Anderson at least five times, keep getting my Frappuccino “skinny” style, get my kid healed up from her hives, keep eating healthy!

    • Kate & Zena says:

      Stef,

      Benedryl is actually the best thing you can do for him (or her). The anti-histamines will knock out all of the histamines in his system, which is what is causing his hives. I get hives all of the time (it comes with having hypersensitive skin), so I carry Benedryl in my purse in case of an outbreak.

      If he or she is still in pain and he doesn’t have wheat or oat allergies (or Celiac Disease), grind up 1 cup of oats in a blender on the highest setting until it’s dissolvable (take a 1/3 in water and see if it dissovles. If it has a milky cast and silky feel, it’s done). Pour the rest while the warm bath water is running and let him soak in that for 15 to 20 minutes. Pat his skin down with a really really soft towel (the softer, the better. My mom used the softest terry clothes when I had the chicken pox) over rubbing and irritating his hives. Oats contain not only humectants (which are moisturizing) and carbs (which energize our bodies), but contain antioxidant properties that help calm down rashes, hives and allergic reactions. My mom used oats on me all the time to bring down my rashes and hives (which is why I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion now. It’s primary ingredient is oats!)

  35. Raven says:

    1. Mood:
    Considering I’m broke, got pulled over, ticketed, am text fighting an ex and stained my new orange shorts today, I think it’s a freakin’ MIRACLE that I’m in a good mood.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay?
    Yay!! I love it when I come home late from work and it’s just so tasty and easy to make. Probably not that good for me.
    3. Can you salsa dance?
    Frick no! I did a musical last Christmas and we had to do a salsa dance number and even on the show days, I just kinda stumbled through it. Still have no idea why they put me in the front of the group!
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break?
    The local drugstore, for sure.
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music?
    Only one good one.
    6. Do you play video games?
    I’m a video game fiend!! Pokemon, Zelda, everything. I love playing em, especially old school game boy games

  36. CrystalCandy says:

    1. Mood: Meh.. I hate mondays.
    2. Breakfast for dinner: yay or nay? Yay, I do it all the time!
    3. Can you salsa dance? No way, I’m a bad dancer!
    4. One of your favorite places for a makeup/beauty break? Sephora
    5. Have you ever written/composed a piece of music? No, but I used to play piano when I was a kid. I didn’t quit because I wasn’t good at it, I just.. didn’t like it at all.
    6. Do you play video games? Nop
    7. A silly movie you love? Young Adult
    8. If you could wear a t-shirt right now with the phrase of your choice printed on it, what would the phrase be? Next mood swing: 6 minutes.
    9. What’s one thing in your makeup bag right now? Sephora blotting papers
    10. Weekly goals: Survive until next week, repeat. haha
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