Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 242

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The One and Only 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:
    Thoughtful. Happy. I’m trying to appreciate the little things today. :)
  2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    Oooh. Tough! I’m a firm believer in both, but right now I’m gonna have to go with cookies, especially semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies…

    I’ve been craving semi-sweet chocolate chips 24/7 lately. Mmm…

  3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    Only during regular business hours, haha. I like hiking and water sports (in particular, anything having to do with the beach, like surfing, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling), but I’m also part prissy princess; I can’t handle hardcore wilderness expeditions and overnight hikes.

    I gotta have my creature comforts, ya know? I will go camping…if the camp has indoor plumbing, gets a cell phone signal and has beds that aren’t lying directly on the ground, LOL!

  4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Dior Poison. She wore it a lot back when I was in high school. And Oil of Olay moisturizer, which is what she usually wears on her face. I catch a whiff whenever I give her a kiss on the cheek.
  5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    1) Driving up to a parking meter and finding leftover time on the clock.
    2) Tabs sleeping on the bed in the crook between my legs at night.
    3) Spaghetti squash.
  6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    1) Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
    2) Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum
    3) Chanel Loose Powder
  7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook? :)
    Of course! KIT (keep in touch), LYLARS (love ya like a real sis) and DBS (don’t be a stranger). See you next year! Class of 1989 rulez!
  8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    Yeah…like every time I’ve ever tried to do it myself. It’s just one of those things I’ve never had much luck with. The color always either ends up way too dark, or patchy, or the bathroom walls and ceiling end up covered in hair dye. Thankfully, I’ve never accidentally given myself a bad chemical burn or been left with totally cray hair color.
  9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    1) My desk is uncluttered and clean (for once…but we’ll see how long that lasts).
    2) I have a job that lets me express my creativity.
    3) I have family living within driving distance.
  10. Weekly goals:
    To get to bed by 10 every night (dare to dream!), to eat more protein (it’s trickier being a vegetarian), to go through the storage boxes in the dining room, to find a trustworthy painter in the area, and to start investigating fitness classes, because my workouts have been kinda uninspired lately.

Greetings and salutations, my friend! It’s another beautiful Monday — despite a little rain — and I feel lucky because I get to share my day with you. :)

Hmm… My tummy’s rumbling. How about a snack while you let me know how you’re doing in today’s Monday Poll? A croissant perhaps? Your pick — we have plain, Meyer lemon or chocolate (pick the lemon; it’s awesome!).

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

Le List

1. Mood:
2. Cupcakes or cookies?
3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
10. Weekly goals:

If you start feeling over-stressed or anxious this week, try to sneak away from whatever you’re doing for a few minutes. Change your point of view if you can, take a few deep breaths, grab a snack, and think about something that makes you happy, like playing with your dog/cat/best friend (your cat, only if he or she isn’t currently hating you, as in my case, LOL!).

Say it with me now, “I’m going to have a great week.” :) I’ll be right back with your croissant.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: relazed, going to bed soon.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? yes, I like going for a walk when I can. But no, if it’s about camping in tents for days.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? My Mum used to get her fragrance from Dubai but I don’t remember the name, unfortunately.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax bath oil, Jo Malone colognes,Clarins bi-serum intensif.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Diorshow Extase mascara, RBR Bejewelled skylark eye shadows, Clarins instant light pink gloss.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? why not ;)
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Luckily , no.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? seeing my friends, beautiful Autumn and my family.
    10. Weekly goals: stay calm and carry on basically. And do not take any work home!
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  2. Brandkloc says:

    1. Mood: serene
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? No joke, I tried to goad my husband into picking up some toll house cookie dough last night.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Yes, I’m from Oregon so it’s practically a genetic trait.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Oscar de la Renta’s original eau de toilette… It’s her fave.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Sharpies in every color, dogs and baking
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): any scent by Tocca, the entire MD skincare line and I can’t live without rosebud salve!
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Not so much a disaster but rather a lackluster experience.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? Going to New York on Friday for 4 days to hang out with some of my favorite women in the world! And we just bout our first place here in LA. My DH and I are pretty excited.
    10. Weekly goals: pack for NY (and not at the last minute like usual). If that’s all I do this week then I’ll be happy.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Brandkloc,

      That’s cool you’re from Oregon. I’ve visited a few times (and even done some outdoorsy things!) and thought it was quite beautiful. Whereabouts are you from?

  3. Brandkloc says:

    We just **bought** our first place. Down with auto correct!!!!

  4. 1. Mood:
    Feeling motivated. I went to a writing conference this weekend and that always helps get the creative juices flowing and to motivate me to breakthrough some walls.

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    Mini Spice Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting would be excellent right now.

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    I’m an indoor kitty. I enjoy certain outdoor activities for about 3 hours but then I’m done.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Sun Ripened Raspberry from Bath & Body Works.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    1- Reading! I like Romance and SciFi Fantasy
    2- Wine
    3- Dogs- I love them all! I can’t walk by a dog without saying hi. I just watched an episode of Pit Bulls & Parolees on Animal Planet and I wish I could adopt them all.

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    1- Arcona’s The Solution… this stuff is magical. Actually, I’m a huge fan of Aronca in general. I’ve had really solid and long lasting results since using their line.
    2 – Naked Princess Vanilla Blanc Body & Boudoir Spray
    3- Aquaphor – I literally can’t live without it.

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    Of course!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    One time in High School we had the “Ariel Incident”. It wasn’t necessarily a disaster, just REALLY red.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    My house, the gorgeous weather and that the holidays are right around the corner. It’s time for soup, turkey and homemade bread.

    10. Weekly goals: The usual: get the laundry done, write, exercise and cook healthy meals. At least I’m consistent!
    Leah @ Mile High Beauty Blog recently posted … Get The Look: Bobbie Brown at Fashion Week

  5. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: I love Mondays! The husband is at work, the kids are at school, so it’s quiet and relaxing!
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies, but I try not to eat them, sugar gives me canker sores.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Yeah, I like being outside. I can even handle camping, as long as I can do it when it’s warm.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? The perfume “Red.” I can’t remember who makes it, but that’s what she wore when I was growing up. Also, Bayberry candles, she always burned them at Christmas, it’s a favorite scent!
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Mocha Coconut Frappuccinos from Starbucks, Nike sneakers, Pintrsest.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): China Glaze nail polish, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners, NARS Orgasm blush.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Heck yeah! 1989 RULEZ!!! Have a great summer, and don’t forget to KIT! (Keep in touch!)
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Not really. I used to use them a lot, but I’ve gotten to a point where I think it looks really fake, when all your hair is the same color, which I know sounds odd, but it looks more natural when there’s some variation. But I hate when women use that burgundy color, it just looks awful on everyone!
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? That it’s Monday because I love them, that my cat and I have been bonding now that I let her in the house every day (she’s an outside cat), and I found a really cute pattern for a Greek goddess costume online to make for my kids!
    10. Weekly goals: Get to the gym four or five times, put the laundry away on time, get to bed before 10pm every night (sleep rules!), give myself a great manicure!

  6. Brandkloc says:

    I’m from Portland. I like going back during July/August. The rest of the year looks like a Twilight movie! It’s one of the reasons I wouldn’t move back permanently.

  7. Agata says:

    1. Mood:Happy. Work is going ok today and I will be done in an hour. My husband got back from his business trip to Las Vegas yesterday and I really missed, also I just picked up mail and my free sample (full size) of Smashbox Dark Spot Correcting Primer came :)
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Yes, I love going for walks, I love geocaching.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?Chanel Madmoiselle. Every time I am at Sephora I take a sniff of it and I feel like my mom is right next to me and we are in Poland :)
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): coffee (I am sure you’re surprised,lol), shopping and earrings.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):My recent discovery-miracle skin perfector, it’s kinda like a BB cream but it’s the best thing I have used in the long time, it makes my skin looks flawless, have you ever tried it Karen?, UD Primer Potion and Essie nail polishes.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? sure
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Yes, once and I never attempted it again!
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?My primer sample, family annual hayride next Saturday, the nice weather today.
    10. Weekly goals: Not get too annoyed by work, spend more time on a treadmill.

  8. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: Happy – I had a great weekend so I’m carrying over the residual good feelings into the week :-)
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Umm tough one but it’s which I bake first. So cupcakes?
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? When it comes to anything beach related sure! (that includes fishing) but I haven’t gone camping since I was a Girl Scout back in elementary school…but I’ll try it. As long as there’s a functioning bathroom somewhere.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Oooo I think Red Door is the name of it? Man she has so many perfumes that there’s just not one scent. Olay soap too I guess.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): 1) Food – especially Caribbean food (I’m a sucker for oxtail Jamaican style) 2) the beach 3) Traveling – nothing I like more than planning a weekend/week away, packing and hoping in the car or on a plane
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): 1) Maybelline Baby Lips 2) John Frieda Full Repair line – especially the shampoo 3) Essie nail polishes
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course – KIT have a great summer & see you next year c/o 2001 (8th grade & final year in middle school)
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Besides making a mess because I forgot to move the bathroom rug? No. My color always came out what I thought it would. Nothing that made me go “OH MY GAWD!!!”
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? 1) Family – that I have them 2) being alive and getting the opportunity to make my next days better than my last days and 3) how awesome Scandal has been during its second season. Kerry Washington is amazing as Olivia Pope!
    10. Weekly goals: do homework. Study more. Keep up with my swimming. Smile.
    Have a great week!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nikki,

      Oh yum, I’d love to try real-deal Caribbean food someday. Mmmm…

      BTW, Filipinos make an oxtail soup that’s really good! I haven’t had it in years, but I love it.

      • Nikki B. says:

        You definitely should! My family is from Jamaica so I grew up on it – from jerk anything (shrimp, chicken, turkey lol) to my personal favorite oxtail with rice n peas. So good. I love to try new foods so hopefully I can find an opportunity to try that Filipino dish you mentioned. Thanks for the rec :-)

  9. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood: Mildly anxious.

    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Either, as long as they’re gluten free!

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? I was moreso as a kid, but not at all now! My parents lived on acreage in the woods of Northern Michigan, I spent a lot of time outside hiking and stuff. But I never understood why people would go camping – like, I live in the woods, why would I do that for vacation? I want museums, malls, etc!

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? My mom wears no makeup or anything, but she wears Chanel No 5. That and Charlie by Revlon, which she wore when I was younger.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Aviator sunglasses, the smell of fresh hay, and chocolate :p

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Chanel mascara, winged eyeliner, and creams of all sorts (ridiculously dry skin here!)

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course! I was on the yearbook committee in middle school :p

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? My hair has never been colored!

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? The possibility of getting a holiday counter job at Chanel (The counter manager asked me to apply, I just have to see if it fits in my schedule between school and my other job, etc, but I could use the money), being halfway through the semester (YAY!!), Having made some really good homemade soup last night.

    10. Weekly goals: Get through these two midterms! That’s about it…

    • Karen says:

      ZOMG!!! I hope you get the job at Chanel! I want to vicariously live through you. :) Do you know if you’ll get a discount?

      • Chelsea says:

        Girl, you know it. It’s at Macy’s, so I’d get a 20% discount on lots of other brands too. I used to work at Lancome there, and my favorite Dior-lady from that era is the Chanel counter manger. I also know that for employees only a couple days after black Friday they give us an even better discount.

        It’ll make my schedule slightly ridiculously busy, but that’s okay.

        • Karen says:

          Well this is VERY exciting! How did the opportunity come about? I bet they’ll give you some good makeup artistry training AND you’d be able to put makeup on many different people, which I’ve heard is the type of best practice!

          • Chelsea says:

            I went into Macy’s to browse and chat with the ladies, and the Chanel counter manager (who I’m friends with) told me that she wanted me to apply. I’m not sure about training or anything, but I’m very excited! Hopefully it works out with my busy grad-school schedule.

          • Karen says:

            Nice! I bet they’ll give you some training; that’s one of the reasons why I’d love to work at a counter someday. It’s like going to makeup school, but without paying the tuition. Oooh, you’ll know all of the insider Chanel tricks. :D

            I hope it works out with your schedule too, just so I can say “Hey, my buddy Chelsea works over at the Chanel counter, and she said…”

          • Chelsea says:

            haha! It makes me happy to be your buddy!

  10. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    cookies

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    not really. I prefer to stay indoors.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Mmm my mom has never really used fragrance and as to skincare/haircare she just uses whatever’s on sale at the moment so there’s no a scent that I associate with her lol. She’s a great cook though so I’d say the smell of a nice homecooked dinner lol

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    Books, cats and chocolate

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    L’Artisan Perfumeur Seville A L’Aube fragrance
    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
    Sleek Makeup eyeshadow palettes

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    Of course!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    Nope, I’ve never dyed my hair at home yet.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    the good weather we’re having at the moment
    the holidays are approaching
    my loved ones are all well and healthy

    10. Weekly goals:
    work out more
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  11. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: somewhat sad

    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies !

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Not really, I very often like to be alone or with a close friend but as always it depends on my mood.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Ô de lancôme

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): sea, cats and 3 poets : Byron, Shelley, Keats esp. biographies about these three great poets of all times.

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Only 3 ? Well, well. Après l’Ondée by Guerlain, Chanel Initiale blush and le Baume Généreux pour les mains by Diptyque

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Yes of course I will !

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? No I haven’t ( yet ! )

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? My father left hospital and is recovering, my neighbour is really a very very handsome man, it’s rainy at last here after a dry and very hot summer with no rain at all

    10. Weekly goals: taking care of my dad and doing some beauty shopping euh minor beauty shopping before the Chanel collection comes here.

    • Karen says:

      Ooh, Dominique. Keats is the author of one of my favorite poems of all time, When You Are Old. I never get tired of that one, and have loved it for 15+ years.

      I hope you feel better soon!

      • Dominique says:

        Keats is so pure ! I read the poems in French because they are very difficult, I don’t know ” when you are old “. Poetry is the mors important thing in life I think. Poets only see the world and beyond.
        Thank you so much Karen, it was warm today so the mood was much better.

  12. Tania says:

    Karen,
    So glad you’re veggie! Peanut butter and other butter types are your friend. They are the good fats!

    Le List
    1. Mood: on vaycay visiting family now we’re going to visit my uncle who looks like ZZ Top!
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? I love eating both but I love making cookies because I get antsy when making cupcakes.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? I love going on walks and camping (I was a camp counselor).
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Mom Yvonne: obsession for women and mom donita: zest bar soap.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    1)Baking
    2)Knitting
    3)Reading
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    1)Garnier BB Cream
    2)St. Ives Lotion
    3)Maybelline Baby Lips
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    Sure I hated middle school!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    No but I had a salon one where they left the bleach in to long. My poor hair!
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    1)Visiting with family
    2)Getting recipes from my aunt that belonged to my grandma
    3)Hearing stories about my family
    10. Weekly goals: survive the church dinners I have to work at, work through the vaycay hangover!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tania,

      I’m kind of a fair weather vegetarian, truth be told. Most days I am, but I do still on occasion eat seafood. I love it too much to let it go.

      Anywho, I heart peanut butter and most nut betters! So yummy, and they keep me full.

      How long have you been a vegetarian?

  13. Nina says:

    1. Mood: catching up is hard to do. :/

    2. Cupcakes or cookies? A resounding BOTH!

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? During the fall/winter, yes. The rest of the year, its much too hot to go out.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Estee Lauder Pleasures was her signature scent.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Furkiddos, bookstores and quiet, empty coffee shops.

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): MAC Pigments, Fresh Sugar LipBalm and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course – LYLARS!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? In my case, the question should be “have you ever had a successful at-home hair coloring session”. :D

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? I realy feel like im getting better, my boss wasnt *that* snarky at me for being sick and I have the hubs to come home to.

    10. Weekly goals: Stay on the im getting better train!

    • Karen says:

      Ahhh, Estee Pleasures! One of my favorites. :)

      Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Did you take some time to rest over the weekend? I hope so.

      • Nina says:

        I did, I was home from 2 pm Thursday til 7 am Monday. We hardly left the house. I feel awesome for doing that.

        I love Pleasures too, and always remember my mom when I smell it.

  14. lmc1971 says:

    1. Mood: Good, happy…had a lovely weekend with the Fam
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cupcakes…it’s cake, with icing! Duh LOL
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Not at all, I like the outdoors in small doses, camping, not a chance. But I do like nature, that’s something completely different in my mind.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Noxema
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Sleeping/Shopping/Eating, not necessarily in that order.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Lip Gloss/Concealer!/nail polish
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Sure, love to…Best Wishes in all you do! Something cheesy for sure.
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Kind but really the worst disaster was at a salon that I worked at…I should have never let the colorist “experiment” on my hair after she found out I was “seeing” her old BF…but hey, they had been broken up for like 6 years! P.S. In my defence, I didn’t even know, and we weren’t friends either!
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? My 4 year old son, he’s so lovely and darling and adorable, he’s amazeballs.
    10. Weekly goals: simple, to find time for a much needed mani/pedi…shallow I realize but Mama needs her “me time”

    Happy Day!
    Lisa

  15. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired. It was a nice weekend away but now I have to go back to university and catch up on the avalanche of laundry.

    2. Cupcakes or cookies? I like both, but it depends on flavor.

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Yes very much. I hope to work within our local park system after I graduate.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Bourbon. She loves the stuff! She and dad just got back from yet another tour of bourbon country.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Yarn, tea, kitties

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Cream blush, that lipstick that makes my lips look natural but better, and lavender bubble bath

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Only if you sign mine!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Yes, I fried my hair many times going too blonde.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? The leaves are still changing here, getting snuggles from my animals after being gone, and my halloween costume for our party on saturday

    10. Weekly goals: School stuff, laundry, and prep for our Halloween party!

    • Karen says:

      Whatcha dressing up as this year, Rachael?

      • Rachael says:

        My husband and I are going as the Joker and his girlfriend Harley Quinn. I know that there are all sorts of versions but we’re going as the version from the Arkham City video game. Last year, we were Batman and Robin. He really loves Batman.

  16. Natasha says:

    1. Mood: Anxious.
    Lots on the plate and limited time to get everything done.

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    Cookies!!! Nom, nom, nom! (and no M&Ms, please, REAL choco chips…choco chunks are good, too)

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    Not really. I love hiking as long as I have a cabin with electricity and running water to return to. Internet connection is a plus so I can upload all my outdoorsy adventures to facebook at the end of the day…

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Mom hates all things beauty-industry related; thinks they are oppressive objects to keep us chained as sex slaves… so no, she doesn’t wear perfume…she doesn’t cook, either, so I can’t even associate the smell of her favorite dish with her…

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    Color! Wonderful saturated colors in flowers, glitter, shallow tropical oceans…

    Texture! Silk, cashmere, catfur, skin…

    Food. Nothing like a fra diavolo pizza from that little pizzeria on Staten Island, NY…

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    Eyeshadow primer, BB creams, SHiseido sunscreens

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    Of course!!! Have a great summer, bff!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    I once tried adding indigo to my usual henna mix in order to go darker than my usual RED….after a few months, I had maroon-colored hair. Fortunately, I worked at the Zoo at the time, so purple hair wasn’t so unusual… and it was back to normal in a few months.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    My car is working and has a full tank of gas!
    My furballs are healthy and not fighting.
    I have several gigs coming up in the next two weeks.

    10. Weekly goals: Make my bridal gift-with-purchase bag o’goodies for the bride I’m henna-ing on Saturday. Write at least one blog post for each blog. Increase my morning walking time to 35 minutes.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Natasha,

      That’s cool that you do henna for brides! How long have you been doing it? Is it a full-time gig for you?

      • Natasha says:

        It’s full-time in the summer, but part-time the rest of the year…so,can’t quit the day job… sigh. I don’t do a lot of brides — maybe 3-4 per year, but I love them! Most of the time, I’m at San Diego’s Seaport Village, Balboa Park or doing programs for the county libraries — small designs as fast as possible. I’ve been doing henna since 1998, and added in glitter tattoos and facepaint a few years ago. Definitely a soul-satisfying job!

  17. Emily says:

    I love these polls Karen!

    1. Mood: Super happy! Just passed my driving test a few minutes ago! woo-hoo!
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Love to bake cupcakes, prefer to eat cookies!
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? I love the outdoors!
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Laundry, she loves fabric softener scents.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Cats!! Reading. Dancing!
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Nail polish!! Bright red lipstick! Mascara.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? I love love love signing yearbooks, one of my all-time favourite parts of school!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? I probably have but I roll with it, I don’t care really what the colour is as long as it was different from the last, so my accidental jet black turned into a fun phase :)
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? Passing my drivers test!! Zumba class at the gym tonight with my Mom. And just generally happy I had a good day.
    10. Weekly goals: workout more than once a week. Eat less chocolate.

    Thanks Karen!!
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  18. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Fairly mellow, but muddling through all this anthropology reading (midterm on Wednesday).

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?: If I am at home (therefore I can be messy), cupcakes. Otherwise, cookies (I can shove them in my bag).

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?: You mean like Central Park where I can head over to Clarins just a few blocks away? Then yes. Yes I am.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?: Coty Airspun Powder. She wore that all the time.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Animals, music and books.

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Pangea Organics Calendula cleanser, MAC Dark Side lipstick, UD Toasted e/s.

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??: Yes, of course. I still have my junior high yearbook, and now the memories are flooding back.

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?: When I first started using purple dye. I didn’t quite achieve the very pale yellow I needed. I walked around NYC for one afternoon with a streak of dark yellow, contrasting with my tanned skin. I drew quite a few stares.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?: Being in college, having access to the Internet (and a computer), having a home to live in.

    10. Weekly goals: Sacrifice a goat (or pumpkin bread, whichever I can find) so I can pass my midterm with a GOOD GRADE, cook some butternut squash lasagna, listen to lots of great music.

  19. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Content. I’ve been trying to get more things done, but its been hard to do everything in my to do list. Am getting there!
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? I bake cupcakes a lot, but I always have a soft spot for some soft freshly baked cookies.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? I can be, but I prefer modern conveniences. eg indoor plumbing and a warm bed. I don’t mind a good walk in the park or day at the beach though.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? My mom hardly wears any scent. Nivea and sometimes baby powder are what she smells like most now.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): a cozy sweater, sparkly things ( eg diamonds, crystals, glitter), and a good pair of heels.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): MAC Cleanse Off Oil, the Clarisonic MIA, and a heated eye lash curler.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Heheh, of course! I would probably sign it KIT and all the best in the future :)
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Not on me, but I did do my cousins hair. I left the blonde bleach on too long and she got a chemical burn. She had a bit of bleeding, but it healed eventually. I had to put vaseline on areas to keep it from being too painful for her.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? Am just about done my first big knitting project, a little shrug. It’s only my second knitting project and so far its turned out well. My nails are extremely long. I think they’re going to break, but they’ve been surprisingly strong. I also saw Jordan Knight in concert on Saturday night. I screamed my head off nearly the entire night. Sore throat, but saw my heart throb ;)
    10. Weekly goals: Get more stuff done! Organize my craft closet and wrap up some old projects.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Christy,

      I know how it feels to never quite finish your to-do list. That’s the story of my life!

      And awww, Jordan Knight! Is he touring by himself?

      • Christy says:

        Hi Karen,
        Yes he was by himself doing a small tour across Canada. I wore my NKOTBSB t-shirt from last years tour, although I nearly wore my NKOTB t-shirt from when I was 10 years old ;) I was jumping for almost the entire show. :P It was so much fun!!

  20. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Just dandy!
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Neither, but if you’re offering bread and cheese, that’ll be another story!
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Yes, I think so. Like you, I prefer running (hot) water and an air mattress as I get older, but I’m up for pretty much anything outdoors.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Nivea and 4711 – she never wore it but always had a bottle under the bathroom sink that someone must have given her.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): corn mazes, sleeping and movies (kids, the Hubs and friends are a given). :)
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): YSL Faux Cils, Tarte Smooth Operator in Agent 4 and NARS Orgasm.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? OMG, Totes!! Even though you’re an underclassman, you still rock. Have fun over the summer and don’t party too hard. HAHA! And good luck with “insert boyfriend’s name here”.
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Two words: Sun In.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? 3 minutes until I’m finished work for the day, no hockey practice tonight and that I get to see the Halloween decorating that one of the boys did on the lawn this weekend (all by himself and it looks fabulous, esp since he only had a few things to work with… makes my heart swell). :)
    10. Weekly goals: Get my costume in order, do some cooking and baking for the week and take a day off to see Argo!

    It’s been crazy lately, especially with hockey starting and it being my busy season at work, but I’ll be checking in more this week. I’ve been missing you, Tabs and the blog!!

    • Karen says:

      I figured you’ve been busy! No worries. I miss you too! I’m glad that you popped in to say hellooooo…soon you’ll have a little more time, and I can lecture you about wearing colorful eyeshadow again, LOL!

  21. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Tired.. going straight to bed.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? I wish I could eat them both, but can’t : (
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? No, not really. I used to do an outdoorsy sport, but this summer I did not.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? A detergent? She’s a mad cleaner.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): I like sun, warmth, and vacations, but there’s none in sight right now.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): I think there are more than 3, or 300…
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Hmm, I’m not 100% sure what this means (we did not have such things) but why not!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? No, unless we count some old disasters on the bathroom itself. I’ve been dying for sooo long, I don’t make any mistakes, colourwise at least.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? I think I’m just happy to go to sleep but I should eat something first (and just did my nails!)?
    10. Weekly goals: A visit and an alumni meeting later this week.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rita,

      A yearbook is a book with everyone’s individual pictures from the school in it, along with pics of the teachers, clubs, sports teams and activities. A group of kids and an advisor work on it all year, and at the end of the year, you pay a little bit of money to get one for a keepsake. The tradition is to have your friends (and teachers that you like) sign it during the last few weeks of the school year. It’s something that is done usually for every grade from middle school through high school.

  22. MJ says:

    1. Mood:
    Mmm dreading work atm and feeling a little anxious. I’ll be fine once I’m in there though and I’ll just keep myself busy to make it go by quicker. :P
    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    Cookies! :D I actually made these white chocolate, macadamia nut, and cherry-flavored dried cranberry cookies for my bf’s birthday. :) I brought them over to his work so he could have a nice little treat during the day, and I know that his deparment has been having some few rough weeks lately. Apparently they all liked my cookies though. :3
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    I generally don’t go by myself, but I’m totally up for it in groups/family outings. :)
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Lancome Miracle. :)
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    - Playing video games, especially with friends and my bf. We mostly play mmos, like Guild Wars 2, together. ^^
    - Drawing/anything crafty~
    - A good anime/manga. :)
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    - Eyeshadows that fall into peachy, rose gold, and golden color schemes. :)
    - Urban Decay De-Slick In A Tube Mattifying Gel
    - Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (I have it in Sugar and in Rose)
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    Of course!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    Nope, I’ve never attempted to color my hair at all actually. ^^
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    - I have a boyfriend who loves me very much (even if I’m a tad chubby XD)
    - I’m taking steps to getting more organized.
    - I’m feeling an urge to get back into doing more personal projects (jewelry making, more home organization…possible blogging?)
    10. Weekly goals:
    - Continue on the job hunt and not to get discouraged.
    - Execute ideas and plans.
    - Know my sheep brain parts for my upcoming lecture quiz in Anatomy.
    - Get through the week. :)

  23. Heidi says:

    Karen, have you ever had quinoa? It’s a really high protein grain and easy to prepare. And for really lazy days, they now carry it already cooked in the frozen section of Whole Foods!

    1. Mood:

    Sleepy but good. I had a chance to work with some kids yesterday and they both exhausted and energized me (yes, it’s possible to be both).

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?

    Do I HAVE to choose????? Okay, to make myself — cookies. To purchase — cupcakes.

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?

    I love to spend as much time as possible in nature, for the day, but I don’t “rough it” well, so at the end of the day give me a bed indoors, please.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?

    You’ve always gotta include a question that gets me choked up, huh? She loved lilac fragrance so when I want to feel close to her I get out Pacifica’s French Lilac.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):

    Great music, great brunch food, and CATS!

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):

    duochrome nail polishes (Sally Hansen Lustreshine is a current fave), Lumene’s eye makeup remover (my new favorite), and Bath and Body Work’s Honey Autumn Apple body cream (so moisturizing and smells yummy).

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??

    Sure:

    Karen, thanks for being friend this year. Wishing you a future of love, makeup and cats!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?

    Lots of mess, but nothing that would really qualify as a disaster.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?

    That I have amazing, supportive friends, a happy, healthy cat that keeps me endlessly entertained, and that a wonderful man has come into my life in the middle of great difficulty this year.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Try to work on my sleep pattern, do some cleaning, and bake something delicious.

  24. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Just got back to work after a vacation, haha.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Um. Both? But not chocolate.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Just like you, only if it’s not overnight! I like rock climbing, hiking, etc., but I’m not about bugs or “roughing it” without indoor plumbing, hot water, cell phone reception, etc. Hahaha.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Ponds Cold Cream – it had a scent, and sometimes that pops up with other beauty products. She doesn’t use it any more, but when I was little, she did.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): sushi, cute pajamas, hot boots
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Bobbi Brown corrector (begone, raccoon eyes!), Fresh lip balm, MUFE Aqua Brow
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course. See you next year! :)
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Nope – not brave enough!
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? iced pumpkin scone and tea combo sitting on my desk (yum), boot season, and I bought some music lately that’s been on repeat.
    10. Weekly goals: Get over my cold!
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  25. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Not too bad! I had an interview this morning, and things went pretty well, I think.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    Hmmm.. depends on my mood, but usually cookies.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    I like to think so! I don’t seek out stuff like hiking, fishing, etc. on my own too much, but I have friends who do, and I love it when I find myself in those situations!
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Hmm… maybe chanel no. 5? My mom STILL has a bottle of it (or at least something that smells like it) that she never uses because my dad is sensitive to scents.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    1) Spending time with friends and family
    2) Beer (it’s good stuff!! Especially when had with friends & family)
    3) Water (rivers, oceans, etc)
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    1) Burts Bees tinted lip balm
    2) Benefit’s dandelion cheek powder
    3) Dove dry shampoo
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    Holla! Of course! Maybe I’ll smear some glitter on that page… (god was that a phase that should’ve ended so much sooner than it did)
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    That would be yes. One of those “well, I want to dye my hair REALLY dark brown… so this box of dye from Target that says it’s black but doesn’t look THAT dark will TOTALLY do the trick.” Nope. Not okay. I so. totally. knew better. But oh well. Lesson learned, I bought my dye at Sally’s and mixed at home from there on out!
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    1) Just got a new pair of shoes, woohoo!
    2) Not having a job *quite* yet, so I have a little freedom to explore the great city of New York! In between applications, of course…
    3) Being able to find beauty in lots of things – bricks, buildings, decay, nature, humanity… it’s quite complex (in a wonderful way) when you take the time to look.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Magically get hired! Ha. :) Or, y’know, apply to more jobs and score some more interviews (and cross my fingers that I’ll totally get hired for the job I applied for today). Also, get a little more into the rhythm of city life, see some jazz, do some shopping, and eat some good food. And spend time with my hubby when he’s not working.

  26. Patty says:

    1. Mood: Neutral. My 15 yr. old kitty hasn’t been well lately, but after a vet visit last week & meds, he seems better today. Considering his age, I alternate between hopeful that his issue turns out to be not serious and worried that it may be something more.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Orange cupcakes!
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Only in warm weather.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Ivory soap.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    ~Freshly baked bread
    ~A comfortable pair of loafers
    ~My pets
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    ~ YSL Blush Variation in all shades
    ~ Bobbi Brown’s new matte lipstick
    ~ Lancome Definicils mascara
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Sure! See ya at the pool!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Yes, so I never color my hair myself anymore.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    ~ The kitchen is clean
    ~ It’s a beautiful 72 degree day
    ~ My cat is better today
    10. Weekly goals: To get to the library. I love books!

  27. Laurina says:

    1. Mood: Meh, its Monday
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cupcakes! I want a Red Velvet cupcake right now…
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Not really but I can appreiciate nature and I like to go camping
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Elizabeth Arden Red Door
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): movies, playing video games, and making jewlery
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink Lipgloss, Benefit Hervana, and Stila Kitten E/S
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Nope the one time I was going to dye my hair blond, I chickened out and rinsed it out early
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? My boyfriend, my computer, and making jewelry
    10. Weekly goals: finish my frog necklace!

  28. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Thoughtful and happy too. I also appreciate the little things today. I did yoga for the first time in 2 years, and found out I’m still fairly stretchy and I can still fold over and touch my toes. I was worried that my muscles were getting tight from all the lifting and running!

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    ~oooohhh. Both are good! I would love some salted caramel cupcakes or cupcakes with shredded bacon on top.

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    ~Yes, I love hiking, love water sports, love me some long distance running/trail running, and just being outside in general. I also enjoy camping once in a while (some places you can get reception, Karen!).

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    ~SKIN musk. It’s been around for years and my mom likes it because it’s not fruity or floral-y. She gets headaches from those kinds of perfumes so the SKIN musk is perfect for her. By the way, I also love the Dior Poison scent and I have the Dior Midnight Poison perfume.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    ~finding out each day what I am capable of. I always surprise myself!
    ~working out. Now that I’m in a routine, I’m obsessed. I love how energetic I feel and I love how clothes fit now (my shoulders and arms are getting enough muscle that some of my shirts are getting tight).
    ~Meeting tons of different people in my job and being able to make their day better.

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    ~Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush in Autumn Catwalk. Right now it’s beating my Nars Orgasm blush – I never thought I would find a drugstore version of the Nars!
    ~Garnier Fructis Fall Fight leave-in conditioner. It is supposed to help protect against breakage (from braids, ponytails, styling, etc), and it has caffeine to stimulate hair growth in your scalp. So far I’ve noticed a lot less of my hair falling out (I don’t usually get breakage but I get a lot of hair in my brush by the end of the week).
    ~Victoria’s Secret Perfect Body Lotion in the Very Sexy scent. Not only do I feel sexy in that scent but it does help mask imperfections and has just the right amount of shimmer..i.e you don’t look like a disco ball when you wear it. It creates a nice glow.

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    ~Heck yeah! I would write that it’s been a great year and KIT! Also, LYLAS (love you like a sister).

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    ~Yes. The very first time I did highlights I definitely bleached out some of my hair (luckily I had no breakage or hair falling out – I am blessed with very strong hair!). I learned that highlights are best left to a pro. The first few times I did color myself I got some spots in the bathroom on the walls and such, but now I’m much better at doing it. I used to do crazy colors like bright natural red and blue black, but now I stick to my natural hair color (well, what it was as a kid since it turned almost black as a teen), which is a mahogany reddish brown with lots of red and gold tones in it. I use the Garnier Fructis dyes because I have found them to be the longest lasting and most conditioning and I add argan oil (a few drops) to each color bottle when I color. It’s cheaper than the salon by a landslide, I’ve learned some good tricks over the years, and people always think it’s my natural color.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    ~I’ve been networking with people in the career I am going for and they have been super encouraging, especially since this career is mostly male dominated.
    ~My push-ups and pull-ups have greatly improved with the addition of power lifting into my routine 2 months ago.
    ~Happy to be alive, able to connect with friends and family, and thankful for each day I am given. It sounds sappy, but working in trauma/critical care I’ve seen that you never know when you will lose you own life or that of a family member or friend. It’s definitely made me grateful for a lot in life!

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Add yoga to my routine daily, now that I know I don’t totally stink at it for not having done it for 2 years.
    ~Clean up and organize around the house.
    ~Go down to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah and take in the mountain view with all the beautiful colors of fall.
    ~Get out for some nice runs!
    ~Stay positive, and take a deep breath when things don’t go as planned :)

  29. auroragyps says:

    Just wanted to mention that having a bag of Nestle mini semi sweet morsels in the house is a good thing. I add a sprinkling of them to lots of things like hot or cold cereal, yogurt, or ice cream.

  30. 1. Mood:
    ~Blah because I’m sick and 7.5 months pregnant. :-(

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    ~Cookies!!!

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    ~NO! I’m firmly an inside person!

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    ~My mom always used to wear RED by Giorgio Beverly Hills. Now she sticks with Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath & Body Works.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    ~Power naps in my backseat on my lunch break.
    ~Chocolate chocolate chip cookies from the Publix bakery.
    ~My new 50mm lens for my camera. It’s the bomb.com.

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    My pregnant and sleepy beauty routine:
    ~Benefit Posie Tint
    ~Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus.
    ~Clinique High Impact Mascara

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    ~OMG Karen, you’re such a totally awesome person. Have a great summer and K-I-T LOL!!!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    ~No. My hair is super dark, so at home color never took. I was always afraid of it turning out horrible, so I never left it on longer than recommended.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    ~Finally getting started on the nursery. Hubby painted yesterday and he’ll be working on the stencil on the accent wall this week!
    ~A nighttime routine that has me in bed by 9:30 and passed out by 10:00. Every single night. And it is awesome!
    ~I finally found a yogurt I like!

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Finish that documentary short analysis assignment for one of my classes.
    ~Take my lunch to work for the rest of the week. No more eating out!!
    ~Maternity pictures on Sunday!! Must find something to wear. And decide how to do my hair and makeup. :-)

  31. 1. Mood: tired
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? usually it would probably be cookies (not to say I don’t LOVE cupcakes, but I eat cookies more often), but at the moment, a strawberry Sprinkles cupcake sounds divine!
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? yes but I have to be in the mood
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Chanel°5
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): snuggling with my dog, reading, and board games!
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): the new Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Cream Shadow (as liner), and Essie’s Where’s My Chauffeur (LOVE this color! I’m wearing it right now and it makes me so happy!)
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? So glad we’re friends, Karen–have a great summer and see you next year! SWAK! (sealed with a kiss) :P
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? several–my hair was orange once, I had orange roots another time, and black hair dye all on my scalp and hairline (and the sink and wood cupboards)
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? doing well in my classes, having fun with the blog, and my sister is moving back at the end of the month
    10. Weekly goals: study, get caught up with pictures, exercise!
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  32. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted. It was a taxing day at work and I’m just getting a chance to decompress how.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies please! I’ll take chocolate chip or double chocolate. I do love cupcakes though!
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? I love the beach, I can do walks in the park or short hikes.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Shalimar. She still wears it today.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    1. reading blogs
    2. reading books
    3. watching trashy reality shows

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    1. Avon Silicone glove cream- da bomb!
    2. Tarte Maracuja oil
    3. Philosophy purity made simple
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Of course! Class of 1994!
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Yeah I bleached my dark brown hair and it turned out orange.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? I have a great job which I love even though it’s stressful, going back to grad school and the upcoming holidays.
    10. Weekly goals: work out at least 2xs, do everything I need to do for class (reading and a giant paper), get at least 7 hours of sleep. I am tired.
    Have a great week everyone!

  33. Liz says:

    1. Mood:
    tired. is that a mood?

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?
    I like both but today having a craving for cupcakes.

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?
    not really. I like hiking and boating but would not do well with camping or fishing or actual great outdoors lol.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?
    Dior Poison. When I was younger she would always let me wear some on special occasions so I felt grown up and cool.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related):
    1) dogs! sorry, cat lady ;-)
    2) twitter
    3) sustainable design

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related):
    1) Burberry beauty foundation
    2) Laura Mercier Truly Red lipstick
    3) Nivea kiss of milk & honey lip balm

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??
    1) yess! hey k-dawg! had such a gr8 year, will miss u so much this summer. KIT! -xo Liz

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?
    not a super disaster (had a way worse bang trim incident!) but thought about going red, went to sally’s with only internet research and was halfway through applying bleach on a section of hair when I realized I had no idea what i was doing. rinsed it all off asap and went to a professional.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?
    happy about what I had for lunch, that I have a supportive family, and that I’m going to visit my SO + best friends this weekend in Chicago!

    10. Weekly goals:
    get myself back on the better eating/work out wagon after falling off all weekend (I was good for 2 weeks!) and make plans for saturday night halloweekend festivities

  34. jen. says:

    1. Mood: Cheerful but sleepy.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies… as long as they’re snickerdoodles. Right now I’m craving milk duds though (wtf…).
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Not anymore. I used to be all into hiking and backpacking and hiked the Grand Canyon a few times, but no more.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? I have basically no sense of smell, so… nothing comes to mind.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): 1. making lists, 2. kind of ridiculous TV shows, 3. when other people want me to knit things for them
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): 1. MUFE mat velvet foundation, 2. Butter London nail polishes 3. Benetint, always.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Sure. I’ll include some inside joke from marching band and write my phone number (landline!) and stars by name (in glitter gel pen, of course).
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? I’ve never colored my hair… because I know some sort of disaster would ensue.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? 1. I work with awesome people, 2. Tentatively planning a trip to NYC (I’ve never been!), 3. Enzo being the cutest dog ever.
    10. Weekly goals: catch up on paperwork (I feel like I say this every week), catch up on sleep, fill out my early voting ballot (LOVE early voting)

  35. Bronwyn says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cookies. I am not overly fond of cake texture.
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? Not particularly. I mean I enjoy bush walks and mountain climbing/ rock climbing as a novelty… But generally not particularly.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Estee Lauder Pleasures, a perfume that’s been pretty constant for her for years now.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Eucalyptus trees, the beach air at night, romance novels
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Kylie Minogue’s Darling perfume, Chi Chi Twist of Colour Hot Stuff – Smokey Eyes, Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? I’m gonna be honest – I was always thankful that the ‘signing of year books’ was never a thing at my schools… I mean its cool and all but I just end up writing the most generic ‘thanks for being my friend, its been great’ sorts of things.
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Nope. This hair has never been coloured more strongly than coloured hair sprays.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? 3 weeks til the end of exams, Summery warm weather, planning my Christmas vacation.
    10. Weekly goals: Go running at least 3 times. Memorise my Indonesian oral. Ring my mum.

  36. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Just got in, so a little tired.

    2. Cupcakes or cookies?: Cookies, and even that not so much. I’m not into sweets at all.

    3. Are you an outdoorsy person?: No way.

    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom?: Anything vanilla.

    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): knitting, cursive, my kitty!

    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): lipstick, mascara, Guerlain météorites

    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook??: Of course!

    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster?: No, but my mom has. She’s always colored it a dark blonde for as long as I can remember. One day when I was in 6th grade she came to pick me up from my friends house with a head full of black hair like me. Someone had switched the colorant in the box! At least Loreal paid to have it professionally stripped and re-done. Because going from black to blonde is NOT easy.

    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now?: Autumn!, the fact I’m almost done with grad school, and the fact I don’t have to re-take my comprehensive exams.

    10. Weekly goals: So much :(

  37. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Awake. Happy my paper is done for class.
    2. Cupcakes or cookies? Cupcakes!
    3. Are you an outdoorsy person? I love to be outside. I’m not much of a hiker or runner or any of the above.
    4. A fragrance or scent that reminds you of your mom? Estee Lauder’s “White Linen”. Same as my grandma.
    5. Three things you like (non-makeup/beauty related): Hot apple cider, snuggly cats, knitting.
    6. Three things you like (makeup/beauty related): Eyelash curlers, Neutrogena glow liquid foundation, Neutrogena moisturizer.
    7. It’s the last day of middle school. Will you sign my yearbook?? Why not?
    8. Have you ever had an at-home hair coloring disaster? Yup. When I dyed my hair black.
    9. What are three things you’re happy about right now? My paper is done, it’s a beautiful Tuesday, it’s autumn.
    10. Weekly goals: Stay positive, get an A on my paper, stay positive some more.

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