Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 225

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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:
    Super chill. I had a nice, relaxing weekend, ahhh…
  2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    In my book, Caudalie. Their Hand and Nail Cream is hands down (haha) the best.

    I must wash my hands 10 times a day and always try to follow up with hand cream. Caudalie’s is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and I swear I can hear my hands sighing with relief when I use it.

    FYI, if you keep multiple tubes of hand cream in different parts of the house, in your purse, your car, on your desk, and on top of your nightstand, you’re officially obsessed!

  3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    That’s a hella good question, yo. “Hella” is definitely one of mine. I’m also fond of, “That’s hella bad,” with “bad” meaning “good.”

    I guess you can take the girl out of the East Bay…but you can’t take the East Bay out of the girl. :)

  4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Depends on the work and the music. I love to think that I can, but truth be told, I have to pause the funky beats when I’m doing anything beyond filing, labeling, and taking pictures or notes. Most of the time I read and write in silence.
  5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    Individuals who refer to themselves as “we.” Dude, I know it’s just you. You’re not a “we” unless you have a secret android robot/identical twin I don’t know about.
  6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    Christian Dior Poison perfume makes me think of my mom; she’s worn it as long as I can remember. And Revlon Orange Flip Lipstick reminds me of my glamorous granny.
  7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    San Francisco’s The Ice Cream Bar. Been there three weekends in a row, thanks to this stretch of warm weather in the city (SF can be foggy and chilly this time of year). I’ve never had a better homemade waffle cone, and they make a mean basil ice cream!
  8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    Well, am I wearing stretchy pants? Because if I am, yeah, I think I’d rather just see. But if my hair is behaving and I look pretty well put together (and I’m not covered in 5 pounds of cat hair), I don’t mind being seen.
  9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    I got to see Alis over at A Line Salon in Corte Madera. She has a gift for styling wavy and curly hair, and she’s creative with color. I can also always count on her to talk me out of making rash hair decisions (which has happened many times). Love ya, Alis!
  10. Weekly goals:
    Right now, the only thing I’m thinking about is hitting the neighborhood pool at least once this week. My to-do list is scary long, but those are just things that have to get done. Making it to the pool is something I want to do.

Happy Monday and good morning, friend. :) I hope your neurons are fired up this morning! Do you have minute for the Monday Poll?

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



1. Mood:
2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
8. Would you rather see or be seen?
9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
10. Weekly goals:

Have a good one today. On Mondays, I always tell myself to focus on one thing at a time. Just one thing. You get that first one finished, and things start getting easier from there. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Beth says:

    1. Mood:
    content, had an early and productive morning so far!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    The Body Shop Almont Oil

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    shortened/abbreviated words like totes (totally), perf (perfect), amaze (amazing), ridic (ridiculous), etc.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    yeah, I need something going in the background

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    haha when my boyfriend says something corny, like right out of a rom-com. i appreciate him but i am not a type for cheese.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    there is a blush i have that my best friend bought for me in france

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    The pastry chef of a really nice steakhouse started doing pop up ice cream shops on fridays here in chicago; but otherwise the village creamery if i feel like making a trip or plain old dairy queen for a quick fix

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    be seen

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    XEX in chicago!

    10. Weekly goals:
    continuing on my job search

  2. Andreea says:

    1. Mood: CRAHAZY!
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Weleda, the organic skincare brand – it’s all about buckthorn. And yes, I am obsessed, sice I have several of them, you never now…
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? Hm, I dunno know… WTF and OMG – I use them in german even.
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Nope. I start singing!
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Hubby. With all kind of stuff that is typical male.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Red lipstick has been the signature look of one of my favourite teachers.
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Häagen Daszs, because they have this incredible raspberry stuff.
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? Be seen. At least when I feeld good ;-)
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? I have a strong ongoing relationship to the german champion for shortcut hairstyles, who fortunately lives in my area. ahnds down, he changed my life. and my mop.
    10. Weekly goals: OH!!! Damn. I do not care for goals these days, so stay cool+relaxed might be MY weekly goal for this week. Take it easy *sing* and forget you have to make the taxes *Wait, what? I forgot the taxes!!

  3. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Kinda tired. Wish I could crawl under my desk and take a nap!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    Neutrogena Fast Absorbing Hand Cream. Reasonably priced and it’s in a small enough tube I can stash it in my purse.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    I’m drawing a blank right now, but I think I say word “cool” way to much.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Sometimes. At work, it helps keep out other noises so I can get stuff done.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    A lot of stuff. :-) I realize that I roll my eyes way to much and sometimes without even realizing. I mostly do it when people annoy me.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    Tresor perfume reminds me of my mom.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    Here in Ohio, I go to Graeter’s. My fave is their double chocolate chip.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    Definitely see. I enjoy people watching.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    A place called Salon 122. Before finding my stylist Tiffany I used to flit between salons, but now I’ve found the one. :-) I’ve taken in many different inspiration pictures and she’s always able to re-create the look.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Nothing specific. I just want to do my best to keep the house tidy so it doesn’t pile up at the end of the week.

    Happy Monday!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      I’m guilty of over-using cool, too, especially in professional settings, whoops!

      BTW, I feel your pain when it comes to keeping the house tidy. Seems like if I let up for a second then the dust/dirt/fur threatens to take over. Tabs is definitely winning the war on cat hair! :) What is your least favorite chore? Cleaning the bathroom is mine, bluh.

      • Ruchita says:

        I hear ya on the cat hair. With three furballs, I’ve got lint brushes stashed around the house! And blankets covering the couches and bed. :-)

        My least favorite chore is laundry b/c it’s a muli-step task that seems to take all day. At least I get some exercise from walking up and down the stairs with the basket. :-)

  4. Nina says:

    1. Mood: Pretty happy! Had a great, lazy weekend!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? It’s a toss up between Caudalie and LOccitane. I have the Caudalie in my desk at work and my purse and the LOccitane (because its heavier) in my nightstand.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? The Hubs and I call each other “meng” all the time. :P We also use the word “ju” instead of you. Personally, I say amazeballs, totes and ridic all the time.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Yes. When im in the zone, im in the zone.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? People who take themselves too seriously, people who think that theyre better than everyone else/exempt from the rules, and rudeness. My eyerolls are reserved for things that displease me. Im smiley most of the time.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Black eyeliner – I had a teacher in grade school who rocked the smudged black liner look everyday!

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? I love a local gelato brand called Trentino. They supply gelato to a bunch of different places in town and are available in stores as well. They make my fave dulce de leche and pumpkin gelato.

    I also like a place called Frozen Cafe – they have the best Pistachio ice cream.

    Also, at home! Blue Bell is an iconic Texas icecream brand that’s one of the best ive ever tasted. Their Home Made Vanilla is to die for and awesome with pies/cakes/brownies/crumbles/cookies/on its own.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? See. I like to remain very unobtrusive.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? Either my fave stylist Lily near my office or David from the hubs’ fave hair salon.

    10. Weekly goals: Oh just have a great week. :-) Im easy to please!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      I think we are ice cream twins. I love me a fab dulce de leche and pistachio, YUM!

      I’m glad to hear your had a lazy weekend. Those are the best! :) Did you cook anything interesting?

      • Nina says:

        Speaking of Dulce de Leche, I had a blended Dulce de Leche coffee from a local coffee place called Dirk’s Coffee last Saturday! It was nommy!

        I didnt cook this weekend — we mostly ate out because I was lazy LOL! Im making a veggie pizza tonight though — I got some dough at Whole Foods and a bunch of fresh veggies that im just going to roast. :-)

  5. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Sleepy. Was a rough weekend at work with a lot of sad cases.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    ~I’m not a hand cream junkie but I like anything Bath and Body Works, or this CVS Sunflower one.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    ~I don’t use slang very much, I am known for having a mouth like a sailor though!

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    ~Yes if it’s kind of chill music, like country, or slow alternative rock.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    ~When people think their s*** don’t stink. That, and cheesy pick-up lines my patients will try on me after I have informed them that I am engaged by their previous flirting.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    ~Skin Musk perfume reminds me of my mom, cuz that is her signature scent, and Chanel No. 5 (and anything Chanel makeup) reminds me of my Italian grandmother.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    ~We have Bruster’s here in Maryland, it’s pretty good. They have all different flavors, like Cake Batter, New York Cheesecake, and Cookies N’ Cream to name a few.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    ~A lot of times see, I get uncomfortable when people stare especially if I’m either dressed up or dressed down.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    ~I see a stylist named Jen at the Hair Cuttery within walking distance to my house. Without a doubt she is the best stylist I have ever seen. She does what I want but also has great suggestions that has made my hair be easy to style every day. I have wavy hair naturally too – it’s the kind that does the half straight, half wavy mess every day.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Run every day.
    ~Start getting stuff unpacked (in the midst of moving to Frederick, MD).
    ~Have a good week :)

    Hope you have a good week Karen, and glad your weekend was good!

  6. 1. Mood: Meh. It was humid last night so I didn’t sleep that well :(

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Neutrogena Norwegian Formula (Original) & LUSH Ultrabalm for my cuticles. Badger Balm’s line of salves are good for my dry hands, too… In a pinch, Nivea Soft Cream (white tub/tube) also absorbs quickly and is soothing.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? LOL, trolling/troll, ninja

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Not really. It distracts me – the only reason I would do that is if the ambient noise was loud enough to bother me.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Young girls on the metro who talk to each other as if they know everything about life.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Lancome Tresor EDP – my mother wore this a lot; Nivea Creme (the original in the blue tub) – my mom also used this exclusively (I mean, slathered it on EVERYWHERE) until her 50s when she started using some more “hardcore” anti-aging stuff. She’s now 60 this year (in September) but she looks 20 years younger than her peers.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Le Bilboquet on Sherbrooke Ouest and Les Glaceurs on St-Sulpice! My favorites: All the sorbets (so refreshing!) and ANYTHING with dark chocolate…

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? Be seen! But I’m a ballroom/tango dancer and I like putting on a good show.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? This cheapie Korean salon where they’ll cut my hair without an appointment for $20. My hair is pretty low-maintenance.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get my sleeping back on track (I’ve been going to bed way too late), squeeze in a dance social this week, remember to stay hydrated.

    Hey Karen! Hope your week is off to a good start… Hope Tabs isn’t making you work too hard – I know Cha Cha and LeRoux have been making me work overtime (they’re jealous of the dog and DEMAND pets and cuddles).

  7. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: dog tired !

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? The Body Shop rose handcream

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? No I cannot say that on your beautiful blog, it’s a French word which is really borderline

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Normally yes

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Euh our new elected President, people who drive too fast, people who don’t recycle.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Tocade from Rochas, reminds me of a friend I had a long time ago, she was my best friend in fact

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? I go downtown , otherwise I buy Ben&Jerry minicups !

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? Definitely see, not be seen !

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? My current neighbour is a hair stylist so next time I’ll ask her again !

    10. Weekly goals: Going downtown for some beauty shopping and new summer shoes !

    Thanks Karen, your poll is really nice.

  8. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?: L’Occitane and Caudalie

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?: I say “stoop” a lot, that’s about it.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?: Yes.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?: People who talk really loud, unnecessarily.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?: Anything vanilla scented reminds me of my mother. She loves lotions, perfumes, creams, soap.. everything so long as it’s vanilla.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?: Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory or Il Labatorio Del Gelato if I’m too lazy to go into Brooklyn.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?: To see. Definitely.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?: I’ve never had other people style it for me, but for hair cuts I go to Astor Place Hair. Which is rare, I probably get it cut once every 2-3 years, with the exception of trimming my bangs myself every few weeks.

    10. Weekly goals: Too much to list!

    Have a great week, everyone!

  9. Sara says:

    1. Mood: Somber (it’s raining in VA and a bit gloomy)
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? I’m not a big hand cream user. I just lotion up in the morning with my body lotion.
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? my friends used to make fun of me when we were in high school for saying “huh-uh” a lot. Now I notice myself saying “totally” to everything. sheesh…
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? not really, I prefer silence
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? rudeness
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? nail polish, reminds me of my co-worker who taught me everything about makeup and beauty
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? There’s a Hershey’s ice cream store near my apt. milkshakes yumm (pregnancy craving)
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? a little bit of both
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? Ahead of Hair in Midlothian VA to my girl Molly who I trust to do anything creative, fun and fresh.
    10. Weekly goals: get curtains hung in my apartment and Do one thing creative aside from work.

  10. Jenna N. says:

    1. Mood: SO EXCITED! My significant other and I just booked a trip to Antigua! We leave in less than 3 weeks. I CANNOT WAIT!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Bliss- but to be honest, I haven’t tried that many

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I say “obvs” but only ironically ;)

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? I am able to outline for my law school courses, but only because I’m already very familiar with the material. But actual reading casebooks? No.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? People who chew with their mouths open! Ah!

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Anything you reviewed and then I purchased as a result, Karen =)

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Herrell’s in Northampton, MA (my hometown) is amazing

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? See. I’m a bit of an introvert.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? I travel an hour to my hometown just to see a local stylist.

    10. Weekly goals: There’s many, but a main one is to research Antigua’s restaurants and activities!

  11. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Tired but so happy! I just graduated from UCSD on Saturday morning so I am officially an alumni. It’s really crazy… I still can’t believe how fast the past four years have flown by!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? I’ve recently come to love the Crabtree and Evelyn La Source hand cream. And paired with the hand exfoliant? It’s awesome!

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? My new thing is shortening words like “brill”, “ridic” and “gorge” :P It makes my best friend go crazy because she knows she’ll start doing it too.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Only if I’m crocheting or writing an essay. But even then, I do it really passively because I’m an intense concentrater. XD

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Overly sarcastic people. Probably becase I’m not very sarcastic myself!

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Benefit products reminds me of my roommate from college because she’s the one who introduced me to the line!

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Unfortunately, I don’t know many awesome ice cream places in the area. I haven’t been to Baskin-Robbins in forever and I usually just get some Haagen-Daaz at the market.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? I think i’d rather see at the moment. I’m rocking some pink snowman pajamas. But it was nice beeing seen during my commencement ceremony :)

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? I’m awful at maintainin my hair in regards to frequent cuts. My mom and I do have a friend who has been cutting our hair for a while but she’d hard to get in contact with.

    10. Weekly goals: Right now, I’m just trying to relax and hang with my family! In a few weeks I actually have to return to UCSD and take one more class until I am officially, officially done :P

  12. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Calm and relieved. I just got back from a hearing to settle my wage claim after waiting nearly a year. My former employer didn’t show up, and I presented my case to the hearing officer very well. I hope this all ends well…
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? I don’t use hand cream because my hands are rarely dry. I occasionally use Burt’s Bees for dry cuticles, though.
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I can’t think of any! I do, however, have a bit of a sailor’s mouth.
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? I am the same way! I only play music if I’m doing menial work.
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? When people fish for compliments by disparaging themselves or complaining about some perceived-to-be-horrible situation.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Kenzo Flower reminds me of my mom.
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Nothing beats quality, quantity, and price like the ice cream served at Rite Aid Thrifty Ice Cream. But the best ice cream I’ve ever had – hands down – is at Oakland’s Fentons Creamery. Now THAT is what I call gourmet ice cream. I should go at least once this summer…care to join me, Karen? :)
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? I’ve always done the former rather than the latter, but I’m comfortable with doing both – just as long as I look good being seen, ha!
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? My mom! Apart from three specific instances where I had someone else cut my hair, she’s the only one who I’ve ever trusted to tame my long, thick hair. Just got it cut Saturday, actually.
    10. Weekly goals: Run, update my blog, play piano, read. Nothing too serious!

    Have a lovely week, everyone!

  13. Tiera says:

    1. Mood: Feeling kinda short this morning :/ Had a hard time falling asleep last night after a passive-aggressive text from my roommate haha. Your 20s, right?

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? I honestly don’t use anything special. I have really sensitive skin, so I just use baby lotion head on everything except my face!

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I shorten EVERYTHING haha! Right now I’m saying “fameels” (from familia) when talking about my fam :)

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Yup! In fact, idk if I could work without it!

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? People talking in a baby voice to dogs. Gets my every time.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? I still have a bottle of an old Banana Republic perfume called Peony. My aunty got it for my in high school, and it was my first “grown up-lady” perfume lol. She passed away a few years ago, and I can’t imagine getting rid of the bottle.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? I’ve never met a vanilla I didn’t like, so I’m not too picky. Other than Baskin Robbins & Coldstone, there aren’t too many options around here anyway.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? See, for sure. It’s a lot less work on my part ;)

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? Salon Kai in Manoa. It’s my new spot!

    10. Weekly goals: Finally try one of my new workout DVDs, that I unboxed at least 3 weeks ago!

  14. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy! It was hot hot hot here this weekend, so I took my kids to my Grandma’s house both days to go swimming. I swam too, and my kids tuckered me out! Then I’m babysitting this week, so I had to get up early. A nap is definitely in my future!

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? If my hands get dry, I like Neutrogena Norweigan formula hand cream. It’s super thick, but it gets the job done.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I am trying to bring back “bitchin”, and I say it waaaaaay too much!

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Nope, I’d rather boogie down with my bad self while listing to music!

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? People on Facebook (yes, it’s my guilty pleasure and I loooooove it!) that post a status update that says something like, “frustrated!” or “I need a hug.” It’s a ploy for attention, tell me what the problem is and I’ll help fix it, but don’t just post a word for attention. Drives me up the wall!

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Red Wet N Wild lipstick reminds me of one Grandma, Passion perfume reminds me of my other Grandma, and those little pressed powder compacts from Revlon reminds me of my Mom back when I was growing up.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? My all time favorite ice cream is Pralines and Cream from Baskin Robbins. I don’t go often, but when I do, I’m taken back to when I was 7!

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? Same as you Karen, if I’m looking fine, I wanna be seen, if I’m in yoga pants, I wanna see! LOL!

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? My girl Kim, in my town, that is amazing! That woman knows my hair! I’m growing it out right now, so I haven’t been in to see her for a few months, it might be time to trim the bangs and get a shaping.

    10. Weekly goals: Eat right, exercise, take the kids swimming some more, find some good Summer crafts on Pintrest for the kids, hang out with the kid I’m babysitting this week and have fun!

  15. Ru says:

    YA! Finally made it on here for a Monday poll!

    1. Mood: anxious, apprehensive, sad. My in-laws are coming into town and frankly nothing good every comes from this

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    Not sure yet. I’ve using the Caudalie one you mentioned (night stand hand cream) and it’s pretty good- non greasy which is important. I also have the bliss one in my purse. Although I feel like I need to use the goldbond one for nurses because I too wash my hands constantly and recently feel like my hands age me past my actual age!!

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    “Leggo” – got my whole fam on it now :)

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Negative, detailed work requires quiet for me

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    Obvious lairs, ppl who show off

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    Pleasure (perfume) reminds me of my mom

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    Cold Stone or I make it at home

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    See, I sort of hate to be seen (middle child syndrome)

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    Ugh. I cannot find a stylist who will give me what I want. My current stylist cuts my hair into nice layers and it always grows out nicely, but she’s so SAFE. When I ask for anything out of the norm I still get the norm. She won’t give me dramatic layers but she’s also the one who won’t mess up my hair.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get through the week, keep calm and sane. Look forward to giving my dad his fathers day gift this upcoming weekend (Ipad!!!)

  16. Nikki says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good for a Monday. I’m alive so that helps
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Jergens but I will use whatever BBW lotion I happen to have in my purse/car/desk draw/dresser
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I know I say anyhoo a lot. Coolio is another one that comes to mind.
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Depends on the music. If it’s mellow (like Alicia Keys) then sure I can do work. But if its something more upbeat anything goes! Lol probably not since I’ll stop to sing along or bob my head.
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Bad grammar! Especially from high school grads/college grads. One would figure by that time in their lives they would know the difference between their/there/they’re and you’re/your etc. Interviews with athletes and I can’t understand a word they say also irk me.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Anything Oil of Olay reminds me of the women in my family since it’s all they use and they don’t look their age AT ALL.
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Coldstone.
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? Depends on the situation. If I’m just meeting a group of people, I’d rather see at first to see the dynamics of the group. But if I’m around good friends/family, I’d rather BE SEEN!!!
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? My mom. If she can’t do it, I sit down and figure it out myself. I haven’t been to a hair salon since I chopped off all my hair back in 2008.
    10. Weekly goals: Do yoga at least 4 times this week, walk at least 5 times this week for 30 minutes and eat healthier.

    Have a great week Karen and fellow Beauties!!!

  17. Natasha says:

    1. Mood: tired. Busy week-end and anticipating a very busy week.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    I like so many. Aveeno makes a nice one, and Avalon Organics lotions smell wonderful!

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    awesome… not exactly slang, but Cali-speak that I’ve picked up.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    No. But the music is on at the office anyways…not my choice

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    People trying to be what they’re not… earnestly…

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    Make it myself.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    See…. but in my side job, I realize that part of the fun is being seen so I try to wear something colorful (and easy to wash in case there are face=paint splatters)

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    Shear Illusions in La Mesa, CA. Candy really knows how to rock a girl’s curls.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Exercise every morning for at least 15 minutes. Stay focused. Reapply sunscreen when working outdoors. Get a pedicure so I can start wearing sandals!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Natasha,

      That’s cool that you make your own ice cream. What is your favorite flavor to make? I have an ice cream maker and I think I’m going to try making basil ice cream this weekend.

  18. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Fine.
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Right now I’m using one from Paul&Joe, but it contains alcohol which is not nice. But I like the citrus scent (my fave).
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I’m not sure I use them? I think the best words are the ones that you make up yourself and they can be understood.
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Yes. I even do this and watch TV in foreigh language (English) at the same time.
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Stupid people. Wannabees.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Bright red lipstick (= my grandmother)
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Generally can’t eat it ( :( ), but there’s this Italian Ice Cream Bar…
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? There’s a certain guy… I want some eyecontact – so both!!
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? I just shorthen it a bit, I don’t have big demands, but you have to find a good heardresser for that too! One that takes her/his time with my hair!
    10. Weekly goals: Midsummer! The lightest week of the year!!! Today the sunset was at 23.03 PM here!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rita,

      I can’t believe the sun sets so late! That must be really nice. :) Do you have a hard time sleeping with the light outside?

      • Rita says:

        And it rises at 4 AM! No, I have no problems (we actually have less sun than in the North). it’s harder for me when we have the opposite situation = no light at all!

  19. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    The Bellingham Company. Itr’s called gardeners’ hand Salve Rosehip & Beespit. It takes a few minutes to absorb but it’s moisturizing and heals dry and cracked skin really quickly.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    mmm I tend to shorten words..

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Yes.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    Rude people.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    Nail polish. It reminds me of my mother.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    Rosita.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    see.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    I haven’t really found a good stylist yet. :(

    10. Weekly goals:
    read more.
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  20. Marian says:

    1. Mood: a little tired, a little angry
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Watkins lemon
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? “groovy” it’s so silly!
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Absolutely. I work best in noisy, active surroundings.
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? My husband
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Chanel No. 5 reminds me of my mother.
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Baskin Robbins
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? I’d alwas rather see. I’m a people watcher.
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? I go to Roseanne at Candid Cuts. I’ve been going to her for 30 years.
    10. Weekly goals: work out. eat lots of fruits and veggies. Clean the house

  21. DalaLuz says:

    1. Mood: tired but good
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Sabon
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? You young whippersnappers :p
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? depends on the music and the mood
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? my husband who always makes ME late. And he doesn’t have to put on any mascara… LOL, It’s really though on this obsessive 20-minutes–early-arriver but what can you do. I think its karmic.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Benetint always reminds me of my grandmother because she used to make rose-syrup for us

  22. OMG Karen, you seriously crack me up so hard. And its funny because I was literally *just* thinking yesterday that it annoyed me to no end when a person refers to themselves as “we”. So funny!

    1. Mood: positive. Looking forward to great things happening!
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Avon makes a super thick one that almost feels like vaseline but actually absorbs into you skin quickly and really seals in any oils/treatments that I’ve applied to the backs of my hands at night
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? dude! (So-Cal all the way!)
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? not really. Inevitably, I’ll find myself air-drumming and singing along without realizing that I’ve completely stopped working!
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? bad drivers (although it may warrant something a little worse than an eye roll)
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Shu’s eyelash curler always reminds me of my cousin (because she’s had hers for a long, long time and I used to use it when I was visiting her)
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? McDonalds man! They have the *best* soft serve ever! I’m so addicted
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? see
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? anywhere–still haven’t found “the one” yet!
    10. Weekly goals: get a new hard drive, catch up on pictures, make a few calls, and work out!
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  23. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Cranky. Gremlins have taken residence in my head currently.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    Neutrogena

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    Adorbes and egades.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Yes.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    Anything Skyrim, my brother recounting his Magic games (I rather look at the cards and steal all the pretty ones) and my dad with his computer games. They go at it like we do with makeup.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    I don’t know. I relate people to flowers or dogs for some unknown reason! I haven’t gotten to the beauty stage. Like, I relate you to a Labrador Retriever! Loves the water, people loving and loves to play.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    Dairy Queen. I love my DQ.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    See.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    Ulta! I only trust one person to do my hair and that’s Jen at my local Ulta. If I say 1/8th of an inch, that’s how much she takes off! She’s as picky about my hair as I am!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Go to wrist specialist about my wrists.
    Do root canal #4. Neaaaaaaay
    Go to bowling (Hopefully. My Gremlins are getting in the way.)
    Go to the gardens!
    Walk Zeebus.
    Go see Grammy.

  24. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Sad. I broke up with my boyfriend last week. It was a bad one. I had to call the cops. I moved out and I have to give back Annabelle tomorrow. I’m looking after her while he stays in the hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?: Shikai

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?: From the 90s: “Biting off my style” & “all that and a bag of chips”

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?: YES. Music saved my soul during the rough times.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?: People saying things like abortions and gay marriage are wrong. Yeah, and you getting involved in someone else’s life decision is right.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?: Coty Airspun powder reminds me of my mom. And my now ex-boyfriend bought me three Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes, so they remind me of him.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?: Haagen Daaz.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?: See.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?: To my friend Basdaye. She is a licensed hairstylist.

    10. Weekly goals: Post notices for a job, unpack some of my stuff, continue blogging.

  25. Karen F says:

    1. Mood: Frustrated, my clutch on my car just went out and I really don’t have money to replace it, but having a non-working car is not really an option either.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? I mostly just slather coconut oil on my super dry hands!

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I dont think I really have any, maybe shortening some words

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Sometimes, if it requires serious concentration then nope!

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    My little sister’s friends and all their drama!

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Any Elizabeth Arden perfume makes me think of my grandmother

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? This new place open up that serves gelato and their salted caramel is to die for!

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    I guess see

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? Just moved to a new city so I’m really nervous about having to find a brand new hairstylist AGAIN. I’m just going to ask anyone with really cute hair where they go and maybe I’ll find someone.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Do my abs and legs workout at least 5 times this week!

  26. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Feeling good. Happy to be home.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Pacifica French Lilac. Love the scent.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? Don’t be the hero. Or so they say.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Yes, if I’m under pressure, I can block out most any noise.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Lame excuses. People who would rather make excuses instead of being honest and saying they didn’t want to do it or it wasn’t important. a priority, to them.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Unblended, streak of blush… reminds me of my sister when she was in high school. Not a good look.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? Can’t eat ice cream.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen? See

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? My hairstylist, Jenn. She knows color!!! She’s been coloring and cutting my hair for the last 14 years. She also goes to NY fashion week to style hair. Her salon sends her to London and Italy at least twice a year for continuing education. When she comes back, she teaches the other stylists what’s new.

    10. Weekly goals: Buy a platform bike carrier, get a receiver hitch for my jeep and make reservations for a kayak trip with my friend.

  27. Phyrra says:

    1. Mood:
    Cheery, it’s my birthday. Unfortunately, also a tad sick. But ignoring the sick with the help of dayquil, nyquil and alkaseltzer (not all at once).

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    I don’t have a favorite right now, I’m working my way through all the Bath & Body Works products that I have.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    I’m drawing a blank on this. I’m sure I have some, I just can’t think of something fun and colorful right now.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Yes, usually, if it’s ambient or vocal trance.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    People with egos bigger than their house.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    Estee Lauder makes me think of my grandma.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    I’m trying to avoid it. The closest I get right now is making a sorbet with Almond Milk & frozen fruit.

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    Typically I would rather see.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    I go to Cameo Salon :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finishing up some writing projects.
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  28. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Happy and exhausted. Moved into our new house this weekend, and although there is crap absolutely everywhere and I have about a bazillion things to do, I’m excited and happy. The saying “when it rains, it pours” describes my life right now, but I hope after this week, it will get a lot better and just a tad more peaceful (Please???)
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? I’m not sure. I’ve tried too many brands to count, and have only disliked a few of them. I’m usually good with most, as long as they’re not greasy.
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? bazillion. I’m sure I use other phrases and words, but I’m blanking right now.
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? Usually. If I am writing something, I need something without lyrics, but otherwise I love having music playing when I’m doing regular work, and the fact that I can throw my headphones on makes my job much better.
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? Shallow people. I mean, I can be vain, and I can want a bazillion shoes and makeup and nail polish, but when it comes down to it, I know what makes me truly happy, and its none of that crap.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? Oscar perfume for my mom, Dove soap for my grandma, and I would say blue eyeshadow for my aunt.
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? good question! the boy and I haven’t found a great ice cream place around our place yet.. but I’m sure we’ll be on the lookout.
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? See for the most part, unless I have one of those days where the stars align and I’m looking gorg, then I like to be seen.
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? I’m still figuring it out! I lost my stylist 4 years ago, and I haven’t been able to find ‘the one’.
    10. Weekly goals: Get everything on the list done while enjoying the week!

  29. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Sassy!
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? Surprisingly, Neutrogena.
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? I don’t really use slang!
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? It really depends on the music. I’m more likely to be able to do desk work if the music is slower but if it’s something too energizing I lose track of what I’m doing.
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? A lot of things I suppose. I tend to really roll my eyes when I’m at the grocery store and people are talking on their cellphone instead of paying attention to what’s around them.
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? A Deborah Lippmann polish reminds me of my husband because he picked out the color; “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? I really don’t eat ice cream.
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? Be seen!
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? Rocket Science Hair Salon, New Orleans.
    10. Weekly goals: Keep working out :)

  30. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Stressed.. I hate the end of the school calender. It’s so stressfull.

    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream?
    This swedish factory. Haha. I don’t even know the name of it.

    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases?
    Give me a sec.. I can’t come up with any words or phrases.

    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music?
    Depends on what kinda work and what music is on. Mostly I can.

    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?
    People making cheeky comment, thinking they’re funny and smart.

    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone?
    Pastel eyeshadow reminds me of my best friend, metallic purple eyeliner reminds me of my mother, red lipstick reminds me of my fav grandma.

    7. Where do you go for good ice cream?
    To the mall. They have the best Italian ice cream ever! Favorite flavor is lemon, watermelon, strawberry and peach. Haha, now I want some ice cream!

    8. Would you rather see or be seen?
    Mostly be seen, but I’m wearing my pajamas right now, so I rather see.

    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go?
    To my mom. She’s a hair dresser and always knows what to do with my hair.

    10. Weekly goals:
    School, school, school. I know, boring.. but that’s my no. 1 priority these few weeks.
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  31. jess says:

    1. Mood: chill
    2. Who makes your favorite hand cream? psht regular lotion as long as it smells heavenly!
    3. What are your favorite slang words/phrases? what up with it? absolutely fabulous!
    4. Are you able to do detailed desk work while listening to music? yes
    5. What’s guaranteed to make you roll your eyes? smug people, people who think they are nicer then they are
    6. What’s a makeup or beauty product that reminds you of someone? lipstick…my mom puts it on constantly!!
    7. Where do you go for good ice cream? coldstone
    8. Would you rather see or be seen? see everything
    9. Time to style your raggedy mop. Where do you go? todaze hair
    10. Weekly goals: relax have fun

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