Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 221

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the mbb monday poll
At the Bay to Breakers with two Beastie Boys fans paying tribute to MCA. Notice the people in the background looking up? They’re staring at a wave of tortillas being tossed into the air, a Bay to Breakers tradition.

  • 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:
    Surprisingly alert! — because I went to bed early last night and slept well, but I’m also very achoo!. Sneezy. My allergies have been extra awful lately.

    I’ve actually been up since 5:30 this morning, which is pretty darn early for me. And yes, it was on purpose. :) In a weird way, having to get up at 4 yesterday morning for Bay to Breakers inspired me to get an earlier start today. I forget sometimes that the earlier you get up, the more stuff you can get done in the day…until you utterly pass out from exhaustion after the 6 o’clock news, LOL!

  2. If you could telepathically make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    I’d want Tabs to know how much he’s changed my life for the better. Things were good before, but when he came along, everything got better. He’s always good for a laugh and a smile.
  3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    Not really. No big parties or BBQs. Mostly, I just like to get the deck ready, putting up the umbrella, refreshing the planters and putting out the comfy cushions for the chairs. I like to turn our little deck into an extended living/dining room for summer.
  4. Eyes/Cheeks/Lips?
    It was still dark outside when I said Hey, Sailor! before dawn this morning.

    I’m wearing Barefoot Eyeshadow and Blue Stripe Eye Pencil on my Eyes, Launch Away! Blush on my cheeks, and Blessedly Lipglass on my lips.

  5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    I do. When it’s not too hot or cold outside, I like to read in the papasan chair on the deck; otherwise, I just park my bottom on the left side of the living room couch (always the left side, but for no reason in particular; just feels right).
  6. Is there a song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    Is there ever! Soooo many songs, but Jessie J’s Domino has been my favorite feel good jam for a few weeks.
  7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    My pink and black Reef flip-flops are never far from the door…unless I’m wearing them, or unless Tabs has hidden them somewhere.
  8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    I spent a lot of time “filling my well,” so to speak, which for me means doing things that I find relaxing. Like cleaning and organizing the living room.

    It might sound weird, but I definitely feel better when the house is clean and I feel like like things have been put away in their proper place. So yeah, I cleaned like a crazy person…

    I also spent some good quality time with friends, and that always recharges my batteries.

  9. What scent are you wearing today?
    MAC Turquatic is following me around this morning.
  10. Weekly goals:
    Jut a lot of life maintenance things. I’d like to go to a couple of yoga classes this week, which I say every week, even though I haven’t gone to one in a while. I’d also like to keep getting up at 5:30 in the morning, but we’ll see how long that one lasts…

    Oh, and I’m really gonna try to keep the living room tidy, but some of that depends on Tabs (whose toys are always strewn about) and El Hub, who leaves empty glasses of dried protein powder and Gatorade bottles everywhere. They follow him around like his entourage, LOL!

In other news, I feel like I’ve been up forever! Is this how getting up at 5:30 feels…?

What a strange, interesting world. :)

Tabs, of course, loves the idea of his assistant getting to the office earlier in the day. He’s been following me around, chirping out demands all morning long. You know, demanding the attention he feels he so richly deserves.

Hope your day got off to a good start. Feel free to vent in the comments if you need to (I’ll be your sounding board).

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



1. Mood:
2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
9. What scent are you wearing?
10. Weekly goals:

Promise me you’ll try one thing this week. One little thing that only takes a minute. Take a minute to tell yourself some of the things you love about yourself. “I love that I…” Like so many of the things suggest, yes, I know it’s cheesy, but cheese is good!

Especially when I’m struggling with something, a decision or an obstacle, it really helps me get to a good mental place.

Not cheese, but the other thing. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Tired. So very tired.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? YOU WILL NEVER CATCH THE SQUIRRELS, STOP TRYING.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Not really, but I do start to wear bright colors, plan summery meals (hot dogs and beans! BBQ!), and…update my makeup! ;)
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? TheBalm Nude’tude on eyes, just Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment on lips, Dior Aurora and Guerlain Sunny Pink on cheeks.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? I like to read in bed, it’s the most comfortable spot!
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? The Monster Mash, haha.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? No, all of the shoes are in the shoe closet!
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? I scored a sweet summer blazer from H&M for a great deal!
    9. What scent are you wearing? pureDKNY Verbena today.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat a little healthier. We’ve been slipping lately!
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  2. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Happy and relaxed! I love Mondays, the kids go back to school and the Husband is at work, so I have some time to myself. However, the Hubby is taking today off, so we’ve got some time to ourselves! Plus, I’m on my fourth cup of coffee, so I am feeling good!

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? How sorry I am that my kids love her so much! They love our cat with all their might! ha ha ha She puts up with it to a certain extent, and then she lets them know she’s done! I apologize to her a lot! LOL!

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Nope, we BBQ all year long and the kids swim in their Great-Grandma’s pool all year long (it’s funny!), so Summer is more a feeling than a doing!

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Just Aveeno Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 today. That’s an everyday thing. I wasn’t feeling make-up today.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? The bathtub, or in bed. Which reminds me, I need to find a new book to read!

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Soooooo many! “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang, “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green (this is the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding!), “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. All three take me back to a really good time in my life!

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Flip flops! The $2.50 ones from Target. I want them in every color, but I can’t find my beloved yellow ones this year. Maybe next month? There are flip flops all over this house, mine, the Hubby’s, the kids’. It’s kind of awesome!

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Visited with my Grandma and parents, the kids went swimming and got tan, in one day! Played with my dog, who went to live with my parents when we moved to a house with a tiny back yard. I miss him! It was an awesome day! Sunday, I did laundry.

    9. What scent are you wearing? Chanel No. 5, it’s a classic and it smells awesome on me!

    10. Weekly goals: Stop putting so much sugar in my morning coffee, it gives me canker sores, get some exercise in, make a few more friendship bracelets, remember those? :)

  3. . Mood: Happy!
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I don’t have a pet, but Tabs is really making me want to get a cat.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Yes, hubby and I head to the Hamptons.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Eyes-Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette, Cheeks, Tarte Frisky blush, Lips, Dior Orange Pareo
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Yes, when it’s warm, Central Park.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Black Eyed Peas, I got a Feeling
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? No, lol,
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Went to my grandpa’s 88th birthday.
    9. What scent are you wearing? nada right now.
    10. Weekly goals: To blog more, and to smile.

  4. Leah says:

    1. Mood: pretty happy for a Monday. Already looking forward to the holiday weekend.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That it really is adorable when he shoves his whole body in a shoe box. We’re not laughing at you, sweetie.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Kayak this weekend at my lake house. (had to wait until the water warmed up–it’s in Maine)

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Grey eyeshadow today. Benefit dandelion on cheeks. Tarte lip stain on lips.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? My patio. Just finished reading ‘Yoga Bitch’ while out on the patio yesterday in fact. A bug free patio is bliss (we have a lot of bugs in New England).

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? I have the Jason Aldean song ‘Flyover States’ stuck in my head right now.

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? I do. Flip flops this time of year.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Finished putting in the veggie garden. Went to a friend’s graduation party (she went back to school in her 30s–very proud of her). Read on the patio (see above).

    9. What scent are you wearing? Orange Petalooza lotion by Gud. Love that stuff.

    10. Weekly goals: To not get burned out. I have 3 nights this week that I’m going out (including a networking event tonight)…that’s rare for me–I try to stick to just 1 night out in a work week to stick by my gym routine. I sleep better on nights I hit the gym. So while it will be a fun week that’s a lot of meals out. :(

  5. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Exhausted. Can’t seem to shake this insomnia I’ve had for way too long now.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?

    That when Mommy goes out she’ll always be back. Missy gets really panicked when she knows I’m leaving the house.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?

    WATERMELON!

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?

    Eyes: MAC Tweet Me Mega Metal shadow and Lord it Up Pearlglide pencil.
    Cheeks: MAC Warmth of Coral Mineralize blush
    Lips: Oh, baby lipglass

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?

    In bed.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?

    Lately it’s been Living in the Moment by Jason Mraz. LOVE his latest release!

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?

    Nope.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?

    Went to a baby shower on Saturday, and yesterday went to lunch and a movie with my friend Mark (got our Johnny Depp on and saw Dark Shadows).

    9. What scent are you wearing?

    Pacifica’s Island Vanilla

    10. Weekly goals:

    To try to start getting to bed earlier and I’ve got a few new recipes I’d like to try cooking.

  6. Trina J says:

    1. Mood: Excited
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? No pets :(
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Visit Miami, what better place to kickstart the summer.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? MAC saddle, Stila W/P eyeliner, MAC Love Nectar, NARS Orgasm
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Outside by the lake before the just before sunset.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? “Right by My Side” by Nicki Minaj
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yes, my flips flops!
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Shopped at new MUFE store here in Dallas, had dinner with the girls, and attended a MAC Masterclass for the red carpet looks Sunday.
    9. What scent are you wearing? Vera Wang (original)

    10. Weekly goals: To blog and comment more, do yoga 3 times, cardio 4 times, and post 3 YT videos…

  7. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired. It’s aways the end of monday when I do this list.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    If I had a pet, a bunny or something. (I had a bunny when I was younger)I wanna tell him I love him.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    Wear brights! Plan some BBQs, summer trips with friends.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    Nothing today.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    In my bed. I always read before I go to sleep. Makes me fall asleep.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    All songs with a summery feel put me in a better mood.

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    No.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    I went shopping with my best friend, who I haven’t seen in two months. We had a lot of catching up to do.

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    Sensuous by Estee Lauder.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Learn for my exams, learn, learn and learn.
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  8. bj says:

    1. Mood: happy but a tad bleh

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? that i love her with all my heart and soul

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? yes, small party with friends with a brazilian theme

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? edie sedgwick style thin line in crease with mac blacktrack and winged liner with dior blackout on lashes, cheeks soft n gentle mineralize, and lips too faced barely legal

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? on my screened in patio!

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? right now, its “Call me maybe” Carly rae jepsen, love it

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? yes i keep some comfy flats, cause im always wearing sky highs and such ha

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? low key, went to bed early each night with the man and watched movies. needed some relaxtion

    9. What scent are you wearing? Guilty by Gucci

    10. Weekly goals: buy more falsies, organize my closet…again, and finish a my painting

  9. Nina says:

    1. Mood: Happy! :-)

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That we love all 4 of them, even if they are goofy and stubborn most of the time.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? A trip to go tubing!

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Maybelline Color Tatto e/s in Bad to the Bronze + NARS e/s in Outremer + Fresh Sugar Lip Balm + Revlon Cream Blush in Flushed + MAC Pink Cult Blush.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? In my makeup/clothes room, I have the comfiest saucer chair. Thats where I go when I need some quiet/alone time. I either read or watch TV when im there.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? There’s this guy on youtube called Noah who covered LMFAO’s Im Sexy and I Know it. His acoustic version of that song makes me smile, because it gives a whole different flavor to LMFAO’s version. It almost feels like an anthem when he sings it.

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yep – a pair of TOMS and a pair of Birkenstock sandals.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? We were lazy Friday and stayed in.

    Saturday I went to Target to return something and get some groceries. The rest of the day was spent at the bookstore, comic book store, having an awesome sushi dinner at our favorite mom&pop (literally!) sushi joint, going to the Japanese variety store and having mango froyo to cap the night.

    Sunday – I met the bestie for brunch, we browsed around the mall for a bit and then I came home, read and then made Baked Salmon for Dinner; then we watched Game of Thrones.

    9. What scent are you wearing? Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Revitalize.

    10. Weekly goals: Just to stay happy. :-)

  10. Barb says:

    1. Mood: I can’t believe i’ts Monday again.
    The weekend flew right on by. I’m tired today.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    For the dog it would be we are just as happy to see you when we get home as you are to see us. For the cat it would be that trying to shove his fat hiney into a small box is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    Not really. I’m sure someone will have a party that we’ll be invited to. If not, we’ll just hang out and BBQ.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    Eyes – Bare Minerals High Shine Eyecolor in a foresty/goldish green. Tarte green eyeliner and maybelline mascara.
    Blush – Tarte Glisten
    Lips – Clinique Different Lipstick in Tenderheart.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    Nope. I read on my way in on the train, during my lunch at my desk, on my way home on the train and if I have time at home to read, it’s usually in the armchair.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    I have many. Usually anything by Duran Duran or The Killers.

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    Yup, my Nike flipflops.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    Saturday, cleaned the house. Went out for a few hours with Hub and had a few drinks while our son was at a friends house. Yesterday, did a bunch of yard work, did all of the laundry, Hub BBQ’d lunch and dinner. It was a good relaxing weekend.

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    Prada

    10. Weekly goals:
    Exercise and eat healthy.

  11. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired, I can’t get enough sleep lately.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I love you but trying to eat the yarn making my future niece or nephew’s blanket while it’s on needles is annoying.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? We eat outside more and eat healthier since my parents’ garden overflows with yummy stuff.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Nothing

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? I love to read in the bathtub with bubble bath. I also like to read in the sunshine on the couch in the sunroom.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera because it’s the song I walked down the aisle to.

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Nope, I have crazy calloused feet from walking on my parents gravel driveway for years so I am always outside barefoot with the dog.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? We were in Orlando the week before so I finally got to to go Disneyworld!!! My inner princess was super excited. Plus I got to eat amazing food and the best pecan pie that I’ve ever had.

    9. What scent are you wearing? Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea

    10. Weekly goals: Pick up the kitty from the vet, get ready for summer chemistry classes, and lots and lots of laundry.

  12. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Good! I just hiked the “M” in Missoula on my lunch break. Haven’t done that before, and now I’m definitely a fan. I feel like a rockstar! :)
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    Wish I had one :( but I’ll take my parent’s dog for this example. I wish that she could understand how much I miss her.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    Not really. Go to a couple barbecues, engage in some general irresponsibility… and when it’s REALLY summer, go floating in the river. :)
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    Eyes: Bare Minerals Water eyeshadow (from The Elements quad) as a liner on the outer edge of my eyes, l’oreal voluminous mascara; lips: Covergirl naturelux Gloss Balm in hibiscus (SPF 15, hooray!); cheeks: NARS orgasm illuminator.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    Not really. I’ll read pretty much anywhere. It usually happens on my futon, but if I have a blanket, I really love to read outside.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    Beck’s Girl from the Bit Rate Variations remix. SO. GOOD. It makes my bootay mood and I can’t help but love life while it’s playing.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    typically a pair of Old Navy or Reef flip flops.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    I had a friend visiting from out of town, so we went up to Flathead Lake and ate out in town and made good food at home and just generally enjoyed some good ol’ Western Montana for the weekend. It was very relaxing and fun!
    9. What scent are you wearing?
    Nothing at the moment. I recently lost my Pacifica French Lilac roll-on. Woe is me! It’s so perfect for this time of year. That’s what I would be wearing, if I knew where it was. *sniff*
    10. Weekly goals:
    To keep the apartment clean, catch up on dishes, make tasty food for dinner… and apply to more jobs in NYC.

  13. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Stressed. We had some litter box issues with Nina this morning and my husband just made it to work on time (we carpool). My work is crazy and I’m leaving for Boston on Wednesay and still need to pack. Sorry, just had to take a minue to vent. :-)

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    How much I love them and what a huge blessing they are to my life.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    Nothing in particular to celebrate, but we do plant tomaotes and herbs in our garden. And we usually get together with family to hang out during Memorial Day weekend since we have Monday off.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    Just some mascara, Rimmel bronzer and Chapstick. See item #1 :-)

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    Usually on the couch. If it’s warm, I’ll go sit on the patio.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    Can’t think of one, but I’m going to check the comments for some reccomendations. I need a mood booster!

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    Yep, several pairs! Two pairs of flip flops and some old sneakers I can slide on.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    Saturday morning I took Nina to the vet who checked her spay incision. It’s all healed, so off came the cone! After that I spent the day cleaning, laundry, etc. On Sunday, I helped set up and attended my nephew’s graduation party.

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    Nothing today.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Tie up some loose ends and work, pack for my trip and try to relax!

    I feel so much better when I wake up early and don’t have to rush around in the morning. I have a hard time actually making it happen though, especially when Ella-cat is sitting on my chest purring and being sunggly. :-) I’m like you with regards to a clean house. I just need to remember to clean as I go instead of letting it all pile up.

    I bought a big wicker box with a lid from Target and keep it by the couch to stash all the (numerous) cat toys. It looks more fancy than a regular plastic box and all the toys are easy to get to.

    Have a great day! :-)

  14. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Ok, and this is much better than last week.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I don’t have one, but if… I’d like my pet to know when I need to be cuddled
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? No nothing but it may be a good idea.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Just mascara by Chanel, Dr.Hauschka lip balm and no rouge, because I don’t like rouge because my cheeks are usually rosey.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? I always read in the evening when I’m lying in a bed.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Clocks by Coldplay and Beautiful Day by U2
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? No. But as soon as I’m home I change into some comfotble clothes.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? On Saturday I did some shopping (a sports bra and some things for the apartment), had a Turkish lunch and after a long nap met a colleague for dinner. On Sunday I replanted my balcony because some of the plants didn’t survive the cold winter.
    9. What scent are you wearing? I’m changing on a daily basis (I could do a month without repeating once), and today it is Hermessence Rose Ikebana, light and floral
    10. Weekly goals: Work a lot, drink lots of water and go o bed early.

    Have a great week everyone!

  15. Ljana says:

    1. Mood: Disappointed. A lot of things I’d expected to go smoothly in the past week didn’t quite turn out as I’d hoped.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? You are safe. There are no predators about. The humans love you and will keep you safe. (I have a pet tortoise and he always, always, pulls his head in when somebody walks by and casts a shadow over him. I know it’s a natural instinct, but it still breaks my heart every time I see him do it.)
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? I don’t have a single big ritual, it’s much more a string of small things – pulling out the floaty dresses, the bright lipsticks, starting to have my morning coffee on the terrace etc.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? The nude part of NARS Madagascar cream eyeshadow duo and MUFE Smoky Lash/Clarins Gloss Prodige in Papaya/Essence Souffle Blush in Fresh Apricot
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Yes, I have an armchair that I love to read books in. I always read non-fiction and my newspapers at my desk, though. Makes me more alert.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? REM’s Shiny Happy People. Obvious, I know. Also The Cure’s Friday I’m in Love. Especially if it really is a Friday.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yes, a pair of flip-flops in the summer and fluffy slippers in winter. I usually wear high heels, so the first thing I do when I get home is take them off.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Chilled out with the boyfriend on Saturday (farmer’s market, coffee at our local cafe, watched the Champions League final in the evening), had lunch with my family on Sunday.
    9. What scent are you wearing? Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic.
    10. Weekly goals: Get a lot of work done, meet two deadlines. Get some more flowers for the balcony.

  16. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! Oh, I think all my life decisions should be accompanied by cheese. No, actual cheese. Preferably melty! :)

    1. Mood: It’s Monday, so I’m tired. :)
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? This would be for Emma. Please. Stop. Puking. And, if you must, please stay on the tile floor.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? We got the pool ready this weekend and did some landscaping. It was like 87 degrees here yesterday.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? The usual. :)
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Usually in my favorite living room chair. Your answer reminded me of Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. HAHA!
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Most recently it’s been We Are Young (fun.), though One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful also makes me smile (because the boys sing it with such gusto).
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yes, several.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? We got a new car (a once-per-decade purchase), got the pool up and running, did a lot of yard work, went for a couple of bike rides and made a lot of calls (the Hubs and I are coaching the boys’ baseball team this year).
    9. What scent are you wearing? Nothing today.
    10. Weekly goals: Try to get the baseball thing settled and be patient with all the kiddies. Get to bed early tonight!!

  17. Sadie says:

    1. Mood
    Tired, but satisfied after a positive review with my boss at work today :)

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    That mice are NEVER welcome in the house, dead or alive…and that 4.30am is not a respectable time to wake his people for food.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    As the weather starts to improve in spring I start paying more attention to my feet – deep moisturising creams, foot scrubs and a good paint job. Preparing my feet for sandals somehow prepares my mind for the warmer weather too.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    Today it’s Benefit cream shadow in RSVP with a little black eyeliner; Clarins Coral Light liquid blush; Weleda Everon lip balm (best lip balm ever!).

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    I actually do most of my reading on the tube to and from work – but it doesn’t feel particularly special!

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    Anything by Weezer – especially The Girl Got Hot :)

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    Nope, all my shoes are piled up in my bedroom floor, but I do always switch to slippers the minute I get in from work of an evening. I can’t begin my down time if my feet aren’t comfy (I’m noticing a foot theme in my answers this week…!)

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    I did very little, which suited me just fine. Passed out early Friday night, a spot of shopping on Saturday then hanging out with my other half Saturday evening and going to London’s best (only?) American-style BBQ place for lunch Sunday. Bodeans on Poland Street in Soho if you’re ever passing by ;)

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    The ‘floral’ version of L’eu D’Issey that came out last year. I bought it on my way back from New York in July and it reminds of my holiday everytime I wear it. Happy thoughts!

    10. Weekly goals:
    To make it to the gym at least 3 times (One down already, before work this morning so I’ve started well); to not get too stressed/overwhelmed at work; to not lose myself too much at the cake sale at work tomorrow. Hah!

  18. Tania says:

    Tania’s List!!
    1. Mood: chilly. the weather is a bit cooler today plus I just had a smoothie.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That although she is gone away to heaven I think about her often!
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Put away the winter clothes (which I did this weekend), and put on the summer bedspread ( I have one for every season).
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? No eye makeup (yay allergies), Maybelline Fruit Punch Baby Lips, and just some Garnier BB Cream on cheeks and the rest of my face.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Depends on my mood and what I’m reading. Right now it’s random places with my blackberry’s kindle app (for example the bus, standing in line, etc).
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? It’s not a song but the sound of water relaxes me so I have some music that sounds exactly like a rainstorm complete with thunder!
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? 2 pairs of flip flops because one will travel somewhere.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? This weekend was good! I babysat my niece whose almost 2 and then went shopping. On Saturday my youngest nephew from my bros first marriage graduated. They didn’t have anything planned so we were planning it and running all over time. Thank God for my brother having an industrial grill to cook the meat on! The ceremony ended around 12:30 or so and we didn’t end up at the lake until like 5:30. So yeah it was nuts. On Sunday I stayed inside and cleaned and organized my house (though it’s not done). Anyone else avoid the kitchen or is it just me?
    9. What scent are you wearing? No perfume today though I’m using Dove’s Summercare Beauty Bar which smells so good they should bottle it. It’s fresh yet girly and perfect for summer!
    10. Weekly goals: Tackle the kitchen so maintenance can come and fix my garbage disposal. Rearrange my living room for the tv I’m aquiring (it’s my grandma’s huge console TV), why get a flat screen why I will have 3 that work great!

  19. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: Bad. We have a cold weather here, I feel pretty down

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That she is like my daughter to me ( no children, )

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? No except going out in parks to enjoy nature

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Nothing at all

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? My bed

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Turn me on by Norah Jones

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Oh yes my feet need that !

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Slept a lot

    9. What scent are you wearing? Insolence and now Diorissimo

    10. Weekly goals: doing my hair colour, nail polishes ( I bought 2 Essie nail polishes today and I never tried the brand ), fixing some minor problems in my apartment

  20. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Mellow. Just light housework and blogging.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?: Don’t…steal…Mommy’s…food! Annabel & Jazz are burning holes into my cheese toast.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?: Not really, but I usually clean the entire apartment. Make it really squeaky clean.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?: Kat Von D Ludwig palette, Smashbox Limitless Pencil in Onyx, Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara, MAC Spice it Up on lips, bare cheeks.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?: My bed, with a kitty or two on my lap.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?: MIles Davis- “Blue in Green”

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?: No, just my trusty Reeboks.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?: I watched Season 5 of “Primeval”. The guy who plays Matt Anderson is kinda cute. I also procrastinated on calling the financial aid office. I’m scared that they’ll tell me I can’t register for the fall semester. It’s silly, but I keep putting this off even though I know it’s important.

    9. What scent are you wearing?: L’Occitane Cherry Blossom.

    10. Weekly goals: Start at the animal shelter, sort out the financial aid mess, call GoDaddy and fix the account problems I’ve been having.

  21. Joanna says:

    1. Mood: Tired and in between

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? Chewing on my shoes is not nice.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Nothing in particular except for making use of the parks and beach :)

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? I am all natural today. Nothing on apart from lip balm

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Haven’t done reading in quite some time but I love reading in quiet comfy places.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Believe it or not when I am in a bad mood I listen to Bone thugs and Harmony and I feel alot better.

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? I use to but not anymore.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? I basically was running around behind the kids :) They’re pretty active.

    9. What scent are you wearing? Bath and Body Works Cherry Blossom

    10. Weekly goals: To go to bed early! I need rest!

  22. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    I don’t have any pets.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    not really

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    nothing today

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    my bed

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    soo many!

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    no, but I should!

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    just relaxed and spent time with friends.

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    Juliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen.

    10. Weekly goals:
    work out more.
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  23. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Decent. I am at work after all so it can’t be ecstatic but my headache isn’t raging as it has been for two weeks so I’m good.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? Charlie my doggie of 8 years, I’d tell him that I love him so much and he’s been the best doggie a girl could ask for. Nacho my new dog – if you would go pee and poop on the potty pads, you would be in your crate a lot less than you are and you’d be the apple of my other eye dear scruffy one.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Not really, if I had a house I might but alas I’m an apartment dweller with not enough room on my lil patio for any sort of plants or furniture. My husband’s bbq is all that fits out there….
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Sultry Sienna from Lancome, the usual blush stuff I do, a bronzer, dainty and that pretty shimmer stuff from Mac, and Mexican rose on the lips.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Anywhere and Everywhere. I like to read anything – I’ll read books, magazines including my husbands Playboys and Sports Illustrated’s, of course my favorites are Jane Austen’s but I’ll love the Amish books by Barbara Cameron.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? It’s a tie between New Order’s Blue Monday and Culture Club’s Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Of course! Gotta be ready to run after my dog – Nacho likes to make a mad dash whenever we’re not diligent about telling him to stay back!!!
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Slept until 3 Saturday – that’s how long it takes me to recover from the headaches I get during the week. I even missed my Neurology appt that I had at 1:30 Sat. which was strange of the doc to book and which I didn’t want to miss. Sunday I got up at 8:30am and was rearing to go so cleaned and did laundry all day.
    9. What scent are you wearing? deodorant It smells pretty good too. I buy two at a time and this one’s pretty nice LOL
    10. Weekly goals: Not to get such a headache that I sleep all day Saturday AND get my son’s graduation plans and cap n gown figured out! I can’t believe I will have a high school grad next week. Lord I’m only 38!!!

  24. Nikki says:

    1. Mood: slightly irritated at ridiculous people. Otherwise, I am calming down and feeling greatly complacent.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? Communication. Better communication.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? swim, wear bikinis, change my makeup to match the season
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? I am au naturale today.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? My bed. I like to read in natural sunlight so near a window (that way it’s not TOO bright and killing my eyes.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? …idk…so many do that! Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their songs always make me happy.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Not by my front door but I keep them nearby.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? I had to work some of it but I spent most of the weekend with my Dad and little Sister. She had a birthday party and then we chilled. Watched movies and had brunch together.
    9. What scent are you wearing? au naturale
    10. Weekly goals: to contact my unit for some supplies, to get my ASUs together, to study and keep with my study plan.

  25. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Good. It is a beautiful sunny day!!!
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I unfort. don’t have a pet.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Hit the gym harder. haha
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Fresh faced today
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? In bed.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Right now Call Me Maybe…such a cute, fun song.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yes, flip flops.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Tennis and saw Battleship.
    9. What scent are you wearing? Does deodorant count as a scent? : )
    10. Weekly goals: Stop eating those damn cookies, exercise and flight for wedding.

  26. Jennifer says:

    1.Mood: tired.

    2.If you could telepathically make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    I would want my little pound dog to show up on my doorstep and tell me it’s always wanted to be my pet. I don’t have any pets!

    3. I invite all my girlfriends over when we open the pool and we spend the day relaxing!

    4.Eyes/Cheeks/Lips? Eyes- Avon black eyeliner, gray avon shadow, and avon extra lasting mascara, covergirl blush in soft mink, and urban decay lip junkie lip gloss

    5.Do you have a special spot where you like to read? I like to read on our back porch swing

    6.Is there a song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    I won’t give up by Jason Mraz

    7.Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    I always keep my tan leather lace up ballet flats on hand!

    8.Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    I prepared for finals and helped my friend clean up her backyard for summer!

    9.What scent are you wearing today? Bath and Body Works country chic

    10.Weekly goals:
    Pass finals!

  27. Let says:

    1. Mood: sleepy.. I only slept for 2 hours last night.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I don’t have a pet :-(

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? No.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Eyes – none. Lips – Shiro Cosmetics Nyan Cat Intertube. Cheeks – Benefit Hervana.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? My bedroom!

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Nearly anything by Sara Bareilles, even though some of her songs definitely are not feel-good songs haha

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yeah, my grey pair of oxford Vans

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Ate good food on Saturday, wrote paper on Sunday.

    9. What scent are you wearing? Cartier De Lune. I’m trying to finish it up as I feel that the scent does not really suit me anymore.

    10. Weekly goals: revise the last paper, finish all homework, get more sleep

  28. 1. Mood: a bit groggy and zapped of energy. I didn’t sleep very well last night

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?: how much I LOVE her! She is my everything! But she already totally knows she has me wrapped around her little paw…

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?: shop all the summer beauty
    collections!!
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?: Hourglass Suede duo/Jack Black lip balm/Burberry Sheer Summer Glow

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?: in bed snuggled under the covers

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?: Tangerine-Led Zeppelin. It always reminds me of summer!

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?: I guess all my shoes are super casual, so yes

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?: my cousin was in town visiting and I got to go see him perform in his show, Cirque Wings

    9. What scent are you wearing?: Chloe Love, Chloe

    10. Weekly goals: tidy up and WORK OUT (I say that every single time…)
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  29. M.A.Leal says:

    1. Mood: Surpresingly calm.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That he needs to relax! I have a crazy cat in the house!
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Not really. Take out my summer clothes and put away my winter ones.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Nothing at all. It’s my day out from work, so keeping things simple.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Bed. Especially at night.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? So many. Can’t name them all.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yes. And ones in the trunk of my car. You never know when you might need to change from your high heels to some casual shoes. :)
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Nothing special. Just relaxed and watched some tv.
    9. What scent are you wearing? Don Algodon.
    10. Weekly goals: Be as happy as I can.

  30. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    My head is fuzzy and my body weighs a ton. That’s AFTER sleeping 12 hours. I hate it when it goes from stormy to sunny in less than 4 hours. It does haywire on my body.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    She needs to be more courteous. This whole changing her likes and dislikes in a bat of an eye rally drives us up a tree. Not to mention her whole thing about going inside and outside twenty thousand times a day in the summer is REALLY annoying.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    Go to the gardens.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    Nothing yet. I woke up 33 minutes ago.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    On my very deflated beanbag chair. It needs more beans! Better yet, I need a more supportive chair. That thing hurts my back after awhile!

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    “A Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfeld. That’s just one of many though!

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    Who says we keep shoes by the front door? Not me.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    I slept, I went to IHOP, I read, I watched movies, I avoided Chicago at any and all costs, I cried that there wasn’t anything good on television….I watched Nurse Jackie and the Borgias.

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    I don’t wear perfume.

    10. Weekly goals:
    GET MY HAIR CUT!!!
    Get my purple highlights redone whilst getting my hair cut.
    And um, still avoid Chicago. It’s ugly there.

  31. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Sore from a combination of lack of sleep, working hard and playing hard. Looking to score a back rub from hubby this evening.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? My dog is so smart! She understood from the day we adopted her at the local shelter that I’m the leader of the pack. However, seven years later she still hasn’t understood that we don’t own a doorbell. She barks every time she hears a door bell ring on the television. hahaha

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Not really. Most people in my area celebrate by going to Rita’s for water ice or ice cream since it’s closed for the late fall and winter months. Opening day is packed!

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Lazy Rainy Days & Mondays Makeup =
    Eyes: LM’s eye primer in Wheat & Dior lash treatment and Iconic mascara
    Lips: Benefit’s silky lipstick in My Treat
    Cheeks: LM’s Innocent Peach cream blush

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? On the beach under an umbrella

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Sooooo Many!!!!
    Beatles – “Here Comes the Sun”, ”
    Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”
    Israel Kamakawiwo Ole’ – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
    B-52′s – “Rock Lobster”

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? No, I usually wear slippers inside. But, I do keep a pair of flat sandals in my jeep for the times I’m wearing high heels. I’ll wear the sandals to protect the backs of my heels.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    My road bike finally arrived!!! I got professionally fitted early Saturday morning and was on the road by the afternoon using my clipless pedals and shifters like I knew what I was doing! Pure joy! Sunday, I spent the morning working, the afternoon cleaning my jeep, and the evening having dinner and drinks with my husband and friend.

    9. What scent are you wearing? Tom Ford Private Blend ‘Neroli Portofino’ Eau de Parfum… I love the scent but feel so guilty for spending so much money on a perfume.

    10. Weekly goals: Go to the gym at least twice before Friday, visit my nephew before he is redeployed to Korea, and shop for bike accessories.

    Enjoy your hair cut! I have to wait until Sunday for my appointment. My color is faded and my bangs are looking scraggily!!!!

    • Wendy says:

      I must be tired too! I read the previous poster’s reply and thought it was yours. lol

      Hope your allergies calm down and surrender to Spring! I notice that if I wake up early, I sneeze more. Wonder why that is? Maybe, you should sleep in a little later. :-)

  32. Marian says:

    . Mood: Tired…in a good way. I swam laps for an hour today.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I wish that my cat Felix knew how much I love him and that he’s been the best pet I’ve ever had.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? We have a little family cook out and open the pool.
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? Nothing today. I swam(inside) and it rained buckets today.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? I read in bed every night.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Shiny Happy People
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? No, by the back door. Flip Flops for summer, moccasins for winter.
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? went out to dinner on Friday. On Saturday, I took my daughter shopping. Sunday was errand and grocery shopping day.
    9. What scent are you wearing? Annick Goutal Folavril, Le Chevrefeuille, Eau de Camille. Tom Ford for Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil, Gap Grass, Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger, Eau de Guerlain, Bobbi Brown Beach, Parfums de Nicolai Eau d’Ete, Juste un Reve and many more!
    10. Weekly goals: work out hard. Eat well. Do some alterations on a couple of maxi dresses.

  33. Jenna says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted. 3 hours of choir practice.
    2. If you could make your pet understand 1 thing, what would it be? Rose, Violet (my spastic rabbits) I love you, and I’m not going to drop you. You can let me hold you for more than 10 seconds.
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? I sleep in as long as my mom will let me, and then have toast for lunch.
    4. Nothing. I got up at 7:15.
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? Curled up in the corner chair of the sectional in the basement with the recliner out so that there is a sort of backrest. Add a cup of tea, and Pride and Prejudice, and I could stay like that for hours.
    6. A song that always puts you in a good mood? Sunshine on my Shoulders by John Denver
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? No, because my mom usually puts them back in my room before I realize I need them.
    8. Tell me about your weekend? Oh boy, here we go: on Friday night i got Confirmed, then on Saturday the whole fam was outside getting ready to plant our garden, saturday night i went to part of our youth group lock in at church ( i just went to the wow-zone part) and then sunday afternoon i sang at a friend’s piano recital, and then sunday night i went to the pops concert at my old school. and then i did my homework. oof-dah.
    9. what scent are you wearing? nothing now, but my two faves are bath and body works midnight pomegranate and sensual amber.
    10. weekly goals: get through my solo at the pops concert on wednesday and have fun dancing to the rest of our songs :)

  34. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Happy, just got back from my parents’ house for dinner. Just chilling out and spending time with the fiance now.

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be?
    ~With the types of horses I used to ride and sometimes ride today, I would want them to see sooner that I am a friend to them. I rode a lot of horses that were considered “problem” horses, and a lot of times they were “problematic” because of how they were treated by other riders and trainers. It took a lot of patience and hard work to get them to the point where they were good with me and we had trust built up.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer?
    ~Go to the pool, break out the kayak (when the water isn’t low), and start barbequing stuff. Here in MD, we’ve had mild weather since about February, so we started celebrating earlier than usual!

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks?
    ~Eyes – today, nothing, giving them a break from eye makeup (I try to do that a couple of times a week). I normally wear UD liners and various drugstore mascaras. Eyeshadows, it varies with my mood and my clothes.

    ~Lips – usually a balm like Burt’s Bees Original Honey, with gloss or a light layer of lipstick over top.

    ~Cheeks- always Nars Orgasm for color. I’ve been swearing by that stuff for years now, and people tell me it looks natural and like I have a natural glow with it (if they know I’m wearing it). The Nars is occasionally used for lips and eyes, as well.

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read?
    ~Usually laying down in bed before I go to sleep for the night or when I wake up in the morning (and I don’t have anything I have to do right away). I used to like to read in my family’s cherry tree as a kid because it had nice low branches that I could climb on and sit on.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood?
    ~Hmmm…. this song I keep hearing on the radio called “Call Me Maybe” is an upbeat, fun one, and I like it so far. Jessie J’s Domino is a good one, too. Any 80′s glam rock or metal always makes me smile, especially some Def Leppard, like “Too Late for Love” or “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door?
    ~Always flip flops and running sneakers.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
    ~Went to my dad’s best friend’s third wedding (it was fun and it was his new wife’s second wedding since her husband had died young of cancer. Plus we knew her from when my brother did junior drag racing with her daughter, so we actually knew her before he did!), and went to the range to do some target shooting with the fiance.

    9. What scent are you wearing?
    ~Today the Hollister Southern California one. I like scents that remind me of the beach, or a clean smell.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Do some strong runs and strong workouts.
    ~Clean the house, and do some filing.
    ~Get stuff together to start making the big move to my fiance’s house with all of my stuff (some of my stuff is here now).
    ~Stay positive!

  35. musical says:

    1. Mood: Wondering (what to cook for dinner) :-D.
    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That i love my pet soooooo much and how cute my pet is!
    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Nah! I celebrate on spur of the moment :).
    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? A li’l bit of everything (liner+mascara, gloss and a hint of blush).
    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? YES! In the cozy comfort of my bed (in the night), and out in breezy morning, enjoying the sun (in the daytime).
    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Kinda’ silly, but “Desi girl”, a hindi movie number.
    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? Yes!
    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? Enjoyed some really yummy gelato and got me some new perfume.
    9. What scent are you wearing? Philosophy Summer Grace.
    10. Weekly goals: Try not to stress out about things and live in the moment!

    Hope your weekend was great!

  36. Astrid says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed and content (was just back from a vacation :D)

    2. If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? That I love her very much and I’m sorry if sometimes I don’t give her enough attention or misunderstood her.

    3. Do you do anything in particular to celebrate the start of summer? Not really, but I do celebrate it somewhat by wearing skirt/shorts/sandals :D.

    4. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks? It’s early in the morning here on Tuesday, so I wear nothing save moisturizer… but yesterday I wear: Orange-ish combo from MAC Peacocky / Chanel Antigone / Nars Taj Mahal

    5. Do you have a special spot where you like to read? I somehow always end up on the couch, also on the left side. I don’t know why either… I’d love the idea of reading at the park, sitting on the grass and such. But when I actually do that, it’s not as comfortable as what I had in mind :P.

    6. A song that always puts you in a good/better mood? Aquarela – Toquinho. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igDfK2KPIk4 The first time I heard this song is when I went to an Andrea Bocelli concert in Tuscany, and it’s kind of sums up all the wonderful feeling we had on that particular time :).

    7. Do you keep a pair of casual shoes by the front door? I keep all my shoes near the front door. lol. But yeah I do like to have something easy just in case I need to get the post / throw the garbage / etc.

    8. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do? We went on a vacation to Toulouse & Carcassonne! Great food, great wine, wonderful places… and I get to hang out with my best friend. WIN!

    9. What scent are you wearing? Chloe.

    10. Weekly goals: Just enjoying the summer weather while it lasts!

    Promise me you’ll try one thing this week. One little thing that only takes a minute. Take a minute to tell yourself some of the things you love about yourself. “I love that I…” Like so many of the things suggest, yes, I know it’s cheesy, but cheese is good!

    • Astrid says:

      Oops, forgot to delete those last lines. Yes Karen, I will do the “I love that I…” thing. I think it’s so important to give some healthy lovin’ to myself!

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