Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 218

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The clock on my laptop screen says Mon 8:58 AM, which is the time back home in Novato, but here in Hawaii, it’s three hours earlier, 5:58 AM, and the sun has yet to rise above the horizon.

Super quick Monday Poll this morning, friend, because El Hub has instructed me to “step away from the computer, NOW!” Today is the last full day of my vacation, and tomorrow I head back to the Bay.

  • 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:
    Happy and sad. Happy because I’ve had a great time here on Kauai; sad because I can’t bring the island back home with me to California.
  2. One thing you’d like to accomplish today?
    Does getting pruny skin count as an accomplishment? Because today I’d like to stay in the water long enough to be able to say, “I’m getting pruny.”

    Oh, and I’d like a mai tai… I mean, later today. I’d prefer breakfast first.

  3. Do you like salsa or hot sauce with your eggs?
    Mild salsa, yes.
  4. What’s one beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    Becca Beach Lip and Cheek Tint in Watermelon. First, it smells like watermelon, which I love. Second, you can wear it as a blush or a lip stain (or both), and it applies just fine with fingers. Third, a little bit goes a long way. I barely have to use any to get a nice cheek flush.
  5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    I took piano lessons for … a long time, LOL! Years and years. It was kind of forced upon me, though, and I didn’t really enjoy it at the time. I think I was too young to really appreciate it.

    Ah, but one unintended side effect of those lessons was that my typing speed shot through the roof!

  6. Weekly goals:
    I don’t want to think about the rest of the week right now. Today, I only want to think about today, and about enjoying my last day here.

    And then later, when I’m back at home, I would like to start planning another trip for late summer/fall, even if it’s just a one-day road trip or a long weekend. Having something to look forward to makes everything better.

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



1. Mood:
2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
6. Weekly goals:

I hope your week gets off to a good start. Talk to you soon. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Not a lot to report about my day here yesterday (Kauai, Day 4). Just a lot of nothing, which was fine by me.

We did drive out to the south shore of the island to a town called Poipu and a place called Shipwreck Beach, which I’d heard has great snorkeling, but the water was a little too choppy, so we drove back and spent the afternoon reading and eating playing by the hotel pool.

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: I am pretty angry that the weather is so hot. I HATE hot weather. I know, that must sound strange.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Luckily I have already done it!
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? yay
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Daniel Sandler foundation and cream blush
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? yes, a lot of actually.
    6. Weekly goals: finish all my April work projects!
    Marina recently posted … Want It: Kevin Murphy Colour Bug

  2. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Tired! Mondays are junk!
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Analyze some data. It’s slow going. And decide what I’m giving a presentation on.
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Sometimes yay! If I’m in the mood. If there’s avocado involved. Yum.
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Uh, the new MAC Whisper of Gilt highlighter. I want to glow, baby!
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Yes! Swimming and piano.
    6. Weekly goals: I think my weekly goals are always the same! I need to get motivated.
    Larie recently posted … From the Perfume Box: Spring-Summer Smells

  3. Lo says:

    I haven’t gotten to do one of these in forever! I’m super envious of your gorgeous vacation!

    1. Mood: Simultaneously anxious and over it… I have a final in organic chemistry that I just want to get over with.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Pass said final and study for tomorrow’s final… Then an early bedtime. Girl is boring :(

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Nay.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? 10% glycolic acid with my moisturizer. My skin has been super troublesome lately, so I’m hoping to peel it all off and start over.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Swimming lessons when we moved to Florida. Otherwise, I liked being left to my own devices.

    6. Weekly goals: Survive exams! Then finally get some sun and relax with my guy.

  4. Katrina says:

    1. Mood: So-so, the weather’s crappy today so I’m feeling a little blue.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? I’ve got to take back my library books and get to the bank

    3. Salsa with your eggs: Sometimes

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Cherry Flavored Chapstick

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Nope

    6. Weekly goals: Get everything on my to-do list done before I leave for Florida on Friday

  5. lolamd says:

    1. Mood:
    Sad. I read a news article over the weekend about this baby named Avery who is dying of a genetic disorder. It is so sad.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Send the link to my friends so she can get on the Ellen DeGeneres show per her bucket list.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Love salso with my eggs

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Origins Plantation serum.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Tennis

    6. Weekly goals: Eat healthy and exercise

  6. Tor says:

    1. Mood: Lethargic! I’ve spent today (it’s nearly 6pm here in Liverpool) in my room, without my contacts in, mostly browsing aimlessly. I don’t even know why I do it.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
    I have a journal report to read and understand, then I’d better make notes on two lectures.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
    Salsa? Yay. Eggs? Nay. Although I do have a recipe for vegan scrambled eggs (chickpeas and soy milk with a lot of spices)

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    Rosy Vaseline is my favourite, it makes for a really good blush. My daily face is Lash Accelerator or They’re Real! mascara plus rose Vaseline.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    My parents really weren’t into arty stuff at all, and especially arty stuff they had to pay for. I used to have this circuit board you could wire into an alarm, or a Morse circuit or whatever though. I wish I’d learned an instrument or danced, but I’m working on that this summer.

    6. Weekly goals:
    Finish this philosophy essay, read and make notes on 5 political philosophy and 5 psychology lectures – I need to earn my weekend, which I’ll spend out taking photos if I do.
    Tor recently posted … We had to hit a wall.

  7. Mood
    I woke up so sad today. But, I remembered so many things that I’m grateful for in life, and realize that I’m pretty blessed. So now I”m happy.
    One thing you’d like to accomplish today? I”m getting my wisdom tooth pulled today, so the only thing I don’t want to do is scream. lol
    Does getting pruny skin count as an accomplishment?
    Do you like salsa or hot sauce with your eggs?
    HOT SALSA. I
    What’s one beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    Tarte’s frisky blush, and clinique’s new coral runway lippy. Love it.
    Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    OMG, took piano lessons too for years and years, and the only thing I remember is how to pay Mary Had A Litttle Lamb. I hated it. !
    Weekly goals:
    To smile more, and finish up my hosting reel. Have a great week Karen. Hugs,

    And then later, when I’m back at home, I would like to start planning another trip for late summer/fall, even if it’s just a one-day road trip or a long weekend. Having something to look forward to makes everything better.

  8. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Wishing I wasn’t at work, dreading the work week… But overall, not too bad.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
    Once I get home, getting my apartment clean! It’s been too messy for too long…
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
    It depends on the time of day, and how I have my eggs.
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    NYM Girl Powder volumizing hair powder. I kind of really like the stuff.
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    Yup, I had ballet lessons when I was little, and started taking clarinet lessons when I was 8 (and kept going with them until I was 20! Too bad I quit… I’m not too broken up about it, though).
    6. Weekly goals:
    Hm. To make it through my workdays and still have energy to do things! (Like keep my apartment clean.)

  9. Linnea says:

    A short survey! lovely!!

    1. Mood: Okay.. Had a crappy start to the morning, but I have faith that its going to get better.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Work out tonight/have a relaxing time with the boy.
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? yayish. I’m not a big egg person..
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Bronzer!
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Piano lessons (love them.. miss my piano every day), Ballet lessons when I was super little.
    6. Weekly goals: Clean, PLAN my birthday, and drink more water.

  10. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Super accomplished!! I just put the finishing touched to my 15-paged lab report and I feel great! I didn’t have to pull an all-nighter for it or anything!

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? I’d like to catch up on as much work from my other classes as possible XD I had to, unfortunately, neglect my other classes because of that lab report. I was seriously living in the computer lab the past week.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Yes please! Mild salsa and a tortilla :3

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? My Benefit Erase Paste! These dark undereye circles are brutal XD

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? I took piano, flute (though that was pretty short-lived), tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop lessons. Yeesh, that’s a lot! I’m glad I was able to do all that as a kid because now I don’t really have time for anytihng XD

    6. Weekly goals: Getting caught up with the rest of my classes, trying to relax a little more, and plan delicious treats to bake once all the busy-nes subsides!

  11. Nina says:

    1. Mood: A bit meh for some reason, but not exactly sure why. :-/

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Grocery shopping. I was way too lazy during the weekend to go.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Yay but mild, please.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Achiote. I love it!

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Guitar. But I wasnt any good. LOL.

    6. Weekly goals: Just get out of this funk. STAT~

  12. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Tired and very busy, because there is a lot of work to do and I don’t know where to start…

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? As it is evening already, I’d like to write two more pages in my project paper today.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Never thought about it…

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Molton Brown handlotion in rose granati, absolutely lovely…

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Besides driving lessons I learned typing which is really really helpful nowadays…

    6. Weekly goals: stay calm and focused and work a lot…

    Have a save trip home :-)

  13. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Zapped, stats take home final looks nothing like what he taught in class.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? This final.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Nope, I’m a hot sauce kinda gal.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Haven’t really had to, I’ve been so busy with finals, my books don’t care how I look.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Dance (ballet and tap), gymnastics, and piano.

    6. Weekly goals: Finals week, work on the baby blanket cause I’m gonna be an auntie!

  14. 1. Mood: Hopeful.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Clean my fish tank & buy some fancy feast with extra gravy for die katzen.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? YAY. Also yay to hot sauce :)

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? MAC Sweetie Lipstick (a berry pink flecked with silver shimmer).

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? I had overzealous Korean parents, so yes, I did. Figure Skating, Taekwondo, Swimming, Piano, Violin, Math, and Mandarin Chinese. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll be such a tiger mom in the eventuality that I have children.

    6. Weekly goals: Plan my menu for the week and remember to brown bag my lunch every day.

  15. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
    It’s already evening here so I have already done everything I needed to do.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
    nay

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    nope.

    6. Weekly goals:
    exercise more
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Senna Sketch A Brow Pencil

  16. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Content. I’m recovering from an upset tummy, and I feel a lot better now. I’m planning on baking a chocolate cake later today.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?: Four pages of what will eventually be an 8 page paper.
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?: Once in a while. I like my eggs simple.
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?: Himalayan Kajal.
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?: Tennis lessons, for a short period of time.
    6. Weekly goals: Finish up this semester, dammit!

    Your niece and nephew Annabelle and Jazz are chasing each other around the house. It’s their cardio. :)

  17. Marian says:

    1. Mood: depressed
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? laundry
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? I’d rather have tabasco
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? none lately
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? I took dance. Loved it. My daughter takes dance now. She’s been dancing for 14 years :)
    6. Weekly goals: do some cleaning

  18. Cassie says:

    1. Mood: Anxious
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Finish the laundry :(
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? YAY
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Completely obsessed with JAMBERRY nails. I just started selling them a month ago. I love all the different designs and want to try them all!
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Nope
    6. Weekly goals: Sell 8 more sheets of nails to get my BONUS

  19. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Good. I had a relatively easy work day and 90% of my laundry is done.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? finish the rest of my laundry!
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? I’ve never eaten them together but it sure sounds yummy!
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Curel cuticle and hand therapy lotion has saved my hands!
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? ballet and flute
    6. Weekly goals: work out 5xs this week, finish the laundry, handle some work business.

  20. Katie says:

    1. Mood: My body feels a bit sore, despite getting a full night’s sleep, but I feel OK.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? I must finish two relatively short papers – one by 3 PM and another by midnight. I also want to take a long shower this evening. I had a hectic, but fun weekend, and need to prepare myself for finals hermit mode for the next week and a half!

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Nay. I like toast with my eggs!

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? My Garnier concealer to cover dark circles from my irregular sleeping!

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? I took piano lessons for 11 years, but stopped last year due to college. I will spend my summer playing on my own, though.

    6. Weekly goals: Study for Thursday’s French final, begin writing an essay due next Monday, then study for a second final the following Tuesday! And after all of that, pack my stuff and head back to the Bay Area!

    Have a lovely week, everyone!

  21. Ana says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy! I wanna take a nappy but I can’t ’cause I have tons of final projects to finish.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Most of my homeworks!
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Nay! I don’t like salsa
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? EOS Lipbalm & Revlon Lipbutters (I LOVE THEEEM)
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? I took ballet lessons for about… a week *lol* it wasn’t for me.
    6. Weekly goals: Finish my final homeworks get good grades on my exams

  22. Katherine G says:

    I’m glad you are having a great last day there Karen. I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I hope to go someday. It sounds amazing.

    1. Mood:
    ~Tired. Was up at 4:45am for a class for work today. Have to up and at it for a full workday tomorrow, too, so just relaxing now. Excited I get a few days off after to enjoy before I work the weekend!

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
    ~Well, me and the fiance got done what we wanted to…some food shopping, didn’t buy things that we didn’t need, so that’s a good thing.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
    ~Sounds good actually. One dish I cook is called Uvos en Purgatorio, or Eggs from Hell in Italian (from The Sopranos cookbook). It’s eggs poached in tomato sauce. Great breaky dish or it can be cooked as a main dish for dinner, as well. Easiest thing in the world to cook. Tomatoes and eggs go together quite well.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    ~My Nars Orgasm blush. I use it just about every day. For simple makeup looks, I like beauty balm, the Nars blush, concealer for zits, and a brightening face powder like Physician’s Formula Mineral Pearls.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    ~Yep, took horseback riding lessons starting at age 5, and did violin lessons in 4th and 5th grade. Did the horse lessons and the working student thing up through college, I don’t ride as much as I used to due to it being a lot more expensive now, and having 2 jobs and other responsibilities.

    6. Weekly goals:
    ~Go running at least 3 times.
    ~Stay positive every day no matter what might frustrate me.

  23. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty tired. I baby sat Zena on Friday until Saturday, then from Saturday until Sunday I got involved with a really good book and then last night I got involved with The Muppets. I really need to learn how to good to bed early.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
    A video, but that’s not going to happen as it’s OVERCAST.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I’m not much of an egg person anyway, but that’s just icky.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    The Naked palette.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    Ballet, karate, recorder, violin, flute, art, tap, jazz, and figure skating. I did a lot. My favorites were violin and ballet. I had to stop ballet at 9 (at ten, you start pointe and I can’t do pointe) and I stopped violin because of an awful teacher.

    6. Weekly goals:
    Ssssssleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

  24. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy, tired and a little tipsy.. I worked whole day long. It’s our national holiday, which means hard work. And we had a (couple of) drink(s) after, which hit hard on me.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today?
    First get a good sleep, then clean my house and do some homework.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay?
    Nothing, or just some salt and mayonaise.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    Golden Lariat MSF from Mac. Love the golden color in it!

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid?
    Yes, too many. I took acting, singing, streetdance, ballroom, jazz- ballet and waterskiing. I also took some other things which were just for a week or two, maybe three.

    6. Weekly goals:
    Get my homework done, do something about my blog.. and get some rest!
    Stèphanie recently posted … Day #12 Stripes

  25. Let says:

    1. Mood: sleepy. I only got 3-4 hours of sleep last night, and I slept way past midnight the whole last week.

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Finish some assignments and sleep early.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Nay.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Benefit Hervana

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Yes. English, some form of math, Chinese, piano, tennis, swimming.

    6. Weekly goals: ace math midterm, get decent sleep

  26. Bronwyn says:

    1. Mood: Frustrated (but it is only a temporary thing and already fading)
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? get my picture deblurred and my assignment about it written
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? I’m going to be boring and say nay.
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately?
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Many many years of piano, swimming, ten-pin bowling coaching
    6. Weekly goals: Not look slow witted at my thesis panel meeting tomorrow. Not skip out of the 2 programmed PT sessions.

  27. Happy Monday from the Philippines!

    1. Mood: Happy because it’s my Birthday Week! Though sad because I remembered all the lame crap I used to do when I was younger. But still: Happy!

    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Eat right. There’s no way I’m going to live on Jollibee and peanut butter sandwiches forever.

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Salsa, always salsa. Especially after my sister-in-law made huevos rancheros for me for the first time.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Eyebrow pencil. My brows are looking pretty sparse lately.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Piano, which I didn’t enjoy, and ballet, which… see #1. (Chunky kid + pink leotard + bad haircut = nightmares!)

    6. Weekly goals: Finish my paper/presentation for my research class; plan my birthday party… and, yes, have a lot of fun!

  28. Wendy M. says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed.
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? I woke up early! That’s good enough. :P But! I also did laundry. Gold star for me. ;)
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Funny… I made myself an omelet this morning. I’m not much of an egg person, mind you… so I did indeed put salsa on my eggs this morning. :)
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow!
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Nope. :( Always wanted to take ballet.
    6. Weekly goals: Wake up early. Be productive. :)

  29. Cristy says:

    1. Mood: Happy
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Dye my hair!
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Sometimes Pace Medium
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Bio Oil
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Yes: Ballet, Jazz, Hawaiiano
    6. Weekly goals: Go to Nextel, Make it to the Ladies Night on Wednesday,

  30. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Good, it’s Monday, but it’s also payday and a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino (or two) is in my future!
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? Grocery shopping!

    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? Nay. I like ketchup, boring, but it’s a classic, it works.

    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? Garnier BB cream, loooooove it! And Urban Decay Naked lip gloss.

    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? Nope, nothing. I was a really shy kid, and didn’t want to tell my parents that I wanted to do things. I regret that now.

    6. Weekly goals: Exercise 4-6 times, eat right, put the laundry away, give myself a decent manicure.

  31. jess says:

    1. Mood: very happy!
    2. One thing you’d like to get done today? nothing its a friday1
    3. Salsa with your eggs: yay or nay? nay.
    4. One beauty product you’ve been using a lot lately? too faced’s new chocolate soliel bronzer in milk chocolate. i can layer and layer and it never looks scary or dirty!
    5. Did you take any lessons when you were a kid? dance lessons!
    6. Weekly goals: workout and have fun!

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