Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 256

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for January 28, 2013

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. How do you feel right now?
    I have that fuzzy feeling in the back of my eyeballs from not getting enough sleep last night. (Dear Insomnia, I apologize for the formal tone of this letter, but I fear that our relationship is not working out.)
  2. Where does your hair part?
    Almost always to the left, or sometimes the middle. For a brief six months after a stylist completely jacked up my ‘do, it parted to the right , but that’s another story for another time…
  3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    “You’re doing alright, baby girl. Just gotta get to that happy place.”
  4. Gloves or mittens?
    Mittens! Fire engine red. I also like it when you can unfasten a button, zipper or Velcro and BAM! — fingerless gloves!
  5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Depends on the shop, but if we’re up here in Marin County at the Three Twins in Larkspur, I’d get a cup with half Salted Caramel and half Earl Grey (they have a lot of funky flavors like Rice Milk Horchata and Chai Tea to go with old standbys like Vanilla).

    Duuuuude…put your Kate Spade wallet away! I got this.

  6. Last movie you went to with someone?
    Last night my brother and I went to see The Impossible, staring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor (thought it was aw-ite).
  7. Someone with whom you used to be close but have since fallen out of touch?
    Elizabeth, a gal I met when I was in my mid-20s and living in San Francisco. She took me under her wing back when we worked at different law firms together. She would always listen with a kind ear whenever I talked about roommate, rent, career or boy problems, and always had a comforting story to share. She was like an older sister to me, but we lost touch there somewhere along the way… I miss her.
  8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Um…Thursday or Friday. I think.
  9. What purse are you carrying today?
    My Zella gathered tote, which, FYI, now doubles as a cat bed (see pic below)!
  10. What are your weekly goals?
    To do lots of reading, eat a truckload of fresh veggies (I feel so much better when I’m fiber-full) and not take myself so damn seriously, LOL!

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

Le List

1. How do you feel right now?
2. Where does your hair part?
3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
4. Gloves or mittens?
5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
9. What purse are you carrying today?
10. What are your weekly goals?

Cheeseball moment! Today I feel like my heart’s wrapped in a comfy quilt, and I’m slowly rocking back and forth in a rocking chair on a beautiful porch.

Why?

Because I had a great weekend! Saturday, I did basically nothing (YAY!), and then I spent most of Sunday with my brother (food trucks, a hike, the movies, grocery shopping).

He spent the night at our house, and when I finally, FINALLY fell asleep last night, I remember thinking, “Right now, there are three boys under my roof (El Hub, my bro and Tabs) whom I love very much.”

Non-cheeseball moment! Remember The Ballad of Tabs the Cat? Well, as I was saying earlier, Tabs has claimed my Zella tote as his new favorite fainting coach.

Next thing you know, he’ll be insisting that I pay him rent to live in my own house, le sigh.

Hope you’re having a nice Monday so far. :) Talk to you soon, okay?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Chelsea says:

    Aww, Tabs is so cute!

    1. How do you feel right now? I have a sinus cold, but the university opened late today because of ice, so I didn’t have to come in until 12:30PM :D Ice is already melting, it’s supposed to be in the 40s and 50s for a few days before getting cold again. Midwest weather is weird.

    2. Where does your hair part? In the middle.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? I don’t think anything!

    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves, typically. I like the touch screen gloves.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Mackinac Island Fudge! (it’s a Michigan flavor, it’s vanilla with swirls of fudge sauce and chunks of fudge)

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Silver Linings Playbook with my fiance! It was cute.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? A girl I met in a support group. I ended our friendship because she stressed me out, but it didn’t go well.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? 2 weeks ago? I wash them in between with cleansing wipes.

    9. What purse are you carrying today? It’s a black suede bag I got at the thrift shop – it had a Prada logo on it, but it’s definitely not Prada , so I took the label off. It’s a little beat up, I think I’m going to switch to an Etienne Aigner bag I got at the same thrift store – black leather bag in a doctor bag shape.

    10. What are your weekly goals? Work out, Do all my homework, get started on group projects for classes.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      Sorry to hear about your cold! I hope the furkids have been taking good care of you. :)

      • Chelsea says:

        oh, definitely! I’ve been waking up with a kitty on my stomach for the last few days. I wonder why I can’t move easily, and I realize Jiji is laying on me when I’m laying on my back.

        Quincy was extra playful this weekend. I think he’s liking being a middle-aged bunbun.

  2. Chantal says:

    First ever Monday poll yay!!

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Excited, moving out for the first time and starting my workplacement next week

    2. Where does your hair part?
    To the left

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    Stay away from that jar of peanut-butter

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Mittens

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Either ‘after eight’ or “fererro rocher” taste

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    Les Miserable with my BFF

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    My best friend from primaryschool

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Last week, new years resolution to wash them every week

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A small light blue one with a big panda bear on it

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Get all of my stuff sorted to bring over to my new house and stick to my diet

    Have a good week :)

  3. Melissa says:

    1. How do you feel right now?: Pretty good. It’s snowing in NY so I’m home with some warm coffee and bad tv.

    2. Where does your hair part?: I’ve got bangs so it sort of parts where the bangs begin. If I intentionally part it, it’s always on the left.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?: Having a Monday off is nice!

    4. Gloves or mittens?: Mittens.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?: I love fruit flavored ice creams! My favorite is blackcurrant. If not, mint is really good too.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?: The Artist about a year and a few months ago. You can tell I don’t really go to the movies.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?: Friends from grade school.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?: Yesterday! I only use one fluffy brush for setting powder, but Sunday is my brush-washing day.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?: The Duane Street messenger bag by iiibeca. It’s a rich bordeaux color and the style (structured leather) is my absolute favorite.

    10. What are your weekly goals?: Save money!

    Have a great week, everyone!

  4. 1. How do you feel right now?
    Good! I think I felt little Tater Tot (the baby’s name for now) moving yesterday for the first time. I’m right at 15/16 weeks which is when you can supposedly feel something. Tater was moving around like CRAZY at our last sonogram. With the little fists of fury we saw I like to think that either He’s a Boxer or She’s a Cheerleader.

    2. Where does your hair part?
    These days on the right side. My pregnancy hormones are making my skin do all sorts of crazy things so I got swoopy bangs to cover up the weird spots I’ve been getting on my forehead. They’re not zits and I don’t know what they are.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    I need to start getting up earlier and go to the gym.

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    I used to be all about mittens but they don’t work so well with my iPhone.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Anything with caramel or mint chip.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    Hubs and I went to see Silver Linings Playbook on Saturday. It was cute!

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    Quite a few of my college friends. They are in Chicago, I’m in Denver. It happens.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Too long ago. Thanks for the reminder!

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    My silver Coach purse.

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Clean up the office so we can move the furniture out and into storage to make room for the nursery.
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  5. Dominique says:

    1. How do you feel right now? In the mood for a spending spree ( under control ) lol

    2. Where does your hair part? Actually on the left but I never let them go in fact

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Let’s get up or your day is ruined ( I was so sleepy )

    4. Gloves or mittens? neither !

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Watermelon sorbet

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? I can’t remember, maybe Avatar ? I usually ( always ) go to the cinema alone

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My best friend who now works at Air France, I was ( had become ) too ” down ” for her probably,

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? I don’t wash my brushes in fact, I clean them without washing

    9. What purse are you carrying today? a simple and old one

    10. What are your weekly goals? Going to the bank… I am really struggling against my spending sprees at the moment ! ;) but it’s though indeed !

  6. Katie says:

    I’m working the reception desk right now, so I have time for an MBB Poll!

    1. How do you feel right now? Surprisingly awake and good for a Monday. I expect a lot going on this week but I’ll power through it like I’ve been doing these first two weeks of the semester.

    2. Where does your hair part? It feels strange parting to my left (the right), so I’ve always done a center-part, slightly to my right (the left). (I also like how it shows off “my good side,” the left half of my face.)

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? “*Groan* 7…maybe sleep in a little more…”

    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves!

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? I’m a mint chocolate chip lover, but hey, it’s ice cream – I love most flavors and I won’t complain if you’re choosing, Karen. I know you’ve got good taste. :)

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? I saw Life of Pi last month with some housemates. It’s a gorgeous movie I highly recommend.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Several high school friends, whose email addresses and numbers I’ve found are no longer in use. (I could probably easily find them on Facebook, but I stubbornly refuse to create an account.) I get nostalgic about old friends easily (even elementary school friends); I think about them often…

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? I wash ‘em about every two days, so Saturday was the last time I washed them!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? Just my backpack today. Yesterday, my large, gold-accented, black Steve Madden tote got to see the light of day. I love this bag, but I’m still on the hunt for my “perfect” handbag.

    10. What are your weekly goals? Get sh*t done; go out this weekend (live music, ballet); start exercising again.

    Karen – two things: 1) I think it’s great you regularly get together with your brother – I don’t think it’s cheeseballs at all. I hope my younger brother and I are the same when we get older. 2) That image of Tabs is too darn cute.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks for filling out the poll today. :) How many years apart are you and your younger brother? Me and my bro are 6 years. It took us a while to get along! When we were growing up we fought all the time. Things changed when he hit is late 20s/early 30s.

  7. Ruchita says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Tired. I’ve got the fuzzy eyball feeling too!

    2. Where does your hair part?
    Left side.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    “Just get up.” Said as I was trying to drag my butt out of bed.

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Probably something with chocolate. My favorite is Double Chocolate Chip from a place called Graeters. They put melted chocolate into the ice cream and then it hardens. so sometimes you end up with huge, glacial chunks of choclate in your ice cream. No sissy bits of chocolate round here. It’s awesome. :-)

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    The Hobbit. We talked about seeing Silver Linings Playbook yesterday, but the times didn’t work out.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    Some friends from college.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Um, too long ago!

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A cream colored satchel from Nine West. I found it at TJ Maxx a few years ago. Unfortunately, some of the material is coming apart at the handle, so I probably won’t keep it much longer.

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Keep up with the exercise. I’ve been keeping it up for 3 weeks! Start gathering documents to do the taxes.

    That pic of Tabs is so precious! My cats all love bags. I just had to share this pic of Mingy inside a bag I had laying around. :-) Happy Monday!

    • Karen says:

      Is that a Whole Foods Bag, Mingy?!

      –Tabs

      • Ruchita says:

        Hi Tabs!

        Nope, it’s a bag from a local grocery store called IGA. I asked my assistant to procure some of the Whole Foods bags. They are more sturdy and good for hiding out when I need to retreat from the papparazi. I’m sure you can relate!

        Peace, love and stripes,
        Mingy

        • Tabs says:

          I certainly can. I’m hiding in my assistant’s Zella bag (hahaha! we all know it’s really MINE) right now. Nobody will ever be able to find me. Us cats are so clever. *high five paw*

  8. Lolamd says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Very Tired
    2. Where does your hair part? To the right side.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Get up now.
    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? capuccino commotion please…sadly i don’t think haagen daz does this anymore
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Jack Reacher with my sis.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? A lot of people…really hard to stay in touch when you a newborn
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? i am supposed to?
    9. What purse are you carrying today? longchamp
    10. What are your weekly goals? start running and eat healthy

  9. Casey says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Tired – a teething baby messes with my sleep schedule!

    2. Where does your hair part? Down the center, despite several efforts to move it to the side.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Do I need a double shot of espresso this morning?

    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? I love frozen custard. Vanilla, please.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Zero Dark Thirty

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My high school best friend…we stay in touch on FB, but it’s not the same.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Saturday

    9. What purse are you carrying today? My trusty Cole Haan tote.

    10. What are your weekly goals? Attend a yoga class, finish a book I started over a month ago, and try to get to sleep at a decent hour.

  10. Yogirl says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Better than last week, because my cold is getting better.
    2. Where does your hair part? On the left side, I tride to changed this a couple of years ago, but it felt strange.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Come on, just one more week and than I have a whole week off.
    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves, more practical
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Green tea, pistacchio, espresso…
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? I can’t remember which movie but it was with my friend Monika.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? A friend from my first job…
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Last week the one I use for my cream shadow
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A big black varnish one from Longchamp
    10. What are your weekly goals? Get enough sleep, start positive into my new project and deliver a new kind of training for some colleagues on Friday.

  11. Maria says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Groggy and stuffy!
    2. Where does your hair part?
    To the left these days. I do it either way but when it’s to the left I’ve had to adjust it by about 2 inches because I have a mean grey streak in my trusty old part. For being 39 it’s WHITE so it’s not acceptable :(
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    5 more minutes…..
    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Depends, am I driving or looking cute!?
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Prailines n Cream or Coffee
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    Zero Dark Thirty. My boys and I have been getting very political lately and we really liked the movie because it was not.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    I HATE the phone so this is a toughie for me. I have some aunts and cousins that I’d love to see on FB but I don’t keep in touch with because I’d have to talk on the phone with them LOL
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Um, I will pass on this question…. SMH
    9. What purse are you carrying today? LV Large top handle can’t remember the model name
    10. What are your weekly goals? Not get sick

  12. gio says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Ok.

    2. Where does your hair part?
    To the right side.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    You really need to get up now, it’s getting late.

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    I love vanilla ice cream.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    I can’t remember, it’s been too long!

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    My high school friends.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Last week.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A brown tote.

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Eating healthier.

  13. Natasha says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Pretty good despite a slow start this morning.

    2. Where does your hair part?
    to the left,mostly

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    My job is to listen, not give advice…hubby having a bit of a work crisis.

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    gloves for sure!

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Something with nuts and caramel and chocolate…

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    Life of Pi with the hubby — gorgeous!

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    Lots of folks from high school and college

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    This morning, right after I used them. I have some baby shampoo in a pump dispenser so it’s really convenient. If I put it off, it won’t happen.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A yellow backpack that i painted with a Middle Eastern Hand of Fatima design.

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Update the website, create an ad and submit it, meet with a life/biz coach.
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  14. 1. How do you feel right now? In pain. Damn head ache :-(

    2. Where does your hair part? Currently on the left. But I used to wear a right-side parting.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Oh no, I slept in too late again.

    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves for fashion, mittens for warmth

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Raspberry sorbet please!

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? The Hobbit, with my boyfriend

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Many friends have come and gone. I don’t believe in everlasting friendship.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Last week. And I will again tomorrow :-)

    9. What purse are you carrying today? My usual bright orange bag :-)

    10. What are your weekly goals? Moving abroad!!! :-D
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  15. Sarah says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Tired. Slept like crap.
    2. Where does your hair part? Wherever it falls, but usually a little off-center.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? “Whew, more concealer.”
    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves, though mittens incapacitate me just the same.
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Either Pistachio or Mint Chocolate Chip
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Zero Dark Thirty this past weekend
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Friends from college.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Last weekend. I’m kind of religious about it.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? A blue hobo with fancy lining and a matching umbrella.
    10. What are your weekly goals? Sign up for my next race, get some rest, do three nice things this week.

  16. Lulu Bulle says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Tired, sleepy.

    2. Where does your hair part? To the right.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? God! I need to do laundry.

    4. Gloves or mittens? None. I like to be able to use my hands properly.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Cookie dough is nice, but I’m not an ice cream person, I’d rather have appetizers than deserts.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? I think I went to see the Hobbit with my mother during the Holidays.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Sara, my ex-roomate. She has moved to the other side of the world and it’s tough to keep in touch that way. We’ve had so many good moments together I feel she could be a sister to me. I wish I could see her more.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Oyyy… a while ago. It depends cause the small shadow brushes I wash every week, the big ones just dry too slowly so I wash them less often. But it’s very bad I know!

    9. What purse are you carrying today? A Longchamp tote, as usual.

    10. What are your weekly goals? Right now I have to stop being lazy!

  17. Heidi says:

    1. How do you feel right now?

    Feeling a sense of accomplishment. I’ve been working with the Sunday School at church and yesterday I had a breakthrough with a little boy who’s very hard to get through to (developmental issues).

    2. Where does your hair part?

    Just off center, towards my left.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?

    Get up, woman! Missy needs to be fed.

    4. Gloves or mittens?

    Gloves, please.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?

    Something with caramel or toffee, please.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?

    Argo, I think. I went to see Silver Linings Playbook most recently (loved it!), but that was solo.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?

    Several co-workers from where I used to work. We kept in touch for awhile after we were laid off, but have since drifted apart.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?

    Last night, actually!

    9. What purse are you carrying today?

    A cobalt blue IZOD microfiber crossbody. It stands up to weather, dirt, anything.

    10. What are your weekly goals?

    I think it’s way past time to put away all the Christmas decorations!

  18. Suri says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Great. I had a really nice day at work.
    2. Where does your hair part? To the right.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? I’m gonna kick Monday’s ass!
    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves please
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Whatever yummy chocolate ice cream there is in a waffle cone maybeee with some chocolate fudge. I love chocolate!
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? It’s been a while. The last movie was the last Batman I think. wow!
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My friend Jennifer who I have know since I was 16. We keep in touch through FB & occasional text but it’s not like how it used to be. I do miss her too,
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Ugh too long! Thanks for reminding me Karen!
    9. What purse are you carrying today? Big, black Dooney and Bourke which fits all my work stuff and my personal stuff
    10. What are your weekly goals? Work out 2xs, cook/eat dinner at home all week, have a Friday date night with hubby and knock out this huge project I have for class.

  19. Kate & Zena says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Almost recovered from my heinous cold. Of course, now my mama has it. Zena is very busy!

    2. Where does your hair part?
    On the left, so all of my hair goes to the right, most days. However, it sometimes parts the other way or down the middle. My hair is as finicky as me!

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    “It’s 3 PM? IT’S THREE PM?!”

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves. Seriously, if you want to do anything here, you need some gloves.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Classic French Vanilla or Chocolate. It seriously will depend on my mood.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    Um, to a theatre? Happy Feet, which shows you how long I have been to a movie theatre!

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    My best friend Ben. He moved away.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Yesterday.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    The one I always use!

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Get a cake for my birthday on Thursday!
    Get 100% better by Thursday.
    Cuddle my momma.

  20. Linnea says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Great!! I finally got something done that has been bogging me down for the past week and a half. That, and finally cleaning up all the stuff that stacked up while I was working on this big project was a nice feeling! I feel like rewarding myself with an icecream, but I will resist!
    2. Where does your hair part? Left side. So most of my hair is on the right side.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? You got this!
    4. Gloves or mittens? Mittens. It gets too cold here for gloves..
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Ooo.. I love icecreams with peanut butter in them.
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Hmm.. its been a long long time. Wanted to go to a movie during Christmas, but it just didn’t happen. So I guess it would be James Bond Skyfall with the boy, a couple of his friends and my dad! I love watching movies with my Dad.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My best friend from High School. Actually, to be completely truthful, most people from high school. I’m just mostly happy on my own, so its hard for people to keep touch. I don’t mind hanging out! but I tend not to initiate.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Too long ago! we’ve been house sitting for 2 weeks now, so I’ve just been kicking it with a few of my brushes, and no baby shampoo to get the cleaning done..
    9. What purse are you carrying today? my Leather ‘Trend’ cross body that looks like an army jacket.
    10. What are your weekly goals? Relax!!!! Its been a stressful few weeks, so read a book, maybe workout.

  21. Camille says:

    yay, monday! :) i miss time with my sis. glad you had a lovely weekend, with the 3 men you love :)

    1. How do you feel right now? kinda juiced. had a pretty nice start to my monday. bought new make up that i’m eager to try. (been reading your blog, and beautezine. kinda motivated me to try other make up)

    2. Where does your hair part? to the left. not as far left as i’d like, but to the left.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? must study!

    4. Gloves or mittens? i like gloves, but the fingerless ones, with the pocket to button over. i’ve read that mittens are better at keeping your fingers warm, since they’re all in one pocket, sharing the warmth.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? nothing. :( if i have those lactose pill thingees, i’ll take chocolate or coffee. simple, yet satisfying.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? “end of watch”? i/we don’t usually go to the movie$.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? a good friend that i’ve been with since 8th grade. things happen. i think of them often and wish them well. sometimes, you can’t go back. :/

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? 2 week ago? (i know, i know, that’s gross…) i was supposed to do it this weekend. i’ll probably do that after i finish this monday poll! :)

    9. What purse are you carrying today? i’ve been carrying my rebecca minkoff MAC bag for the past week. smaller than my usual suspects. looking forward to my new bag, though.

    10. What are your weekly goals? study. study. remember what i studied. study. study. oh….and stick with my work out routine. :)

  22. 1. How do you feel right now? Tired–definitely did not get enough sleep last night. I’m on a break between classes right now and I REALLY do not want to go back. I hate night classes but it was either that or take the day class with a professor that I just do NOT like
    2. Where does your hair part? Slightly to the left of the middle. It’s changed so many times but this is where it wants to be at the moment, apparently
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? “I’m at a really Positive Place right now!!” (I was at a light on the corner of a street called Positive Place and was being a lameball :P haha)
    4. Gloves or mittens? fingerless gloves are the only ones I have. They have a cute little bow on each wrist too :D
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Earl Grey sounds delicious–I’ve never tried anything like that before! We really need better ice cream places around here…:/
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Django Unchained a few weeks ago with my bf
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Oh there are several. One being a girl named Jamie that I was best friends with in middle school and beginning of high school. She moved away and we were pretty good about keeping in contact for a long time but then as we got older and we were both going through some big issues, we lost contact. For the past year or so, I’ve tried desperately to find her on FB, through old email and physical addresses, old phone numbers, Google, mutual friends…I can’t seem to find her :/
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Several weeks ago :/ oops!
    9. What purse are you carrying today? An old Coach
    10. What are your weekly goals? study, get more sleep/try to go to bed earlier, work out and take my dog out to the park
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  23. Lydia says:

    1. How do you feel right now? I also have been having insomnia so I feel tired.
    2. Where does your hair part? Right.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Haay!
    4. Gloves or mittens? Mittens.
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Chocolate.
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Django.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? People from college I guess.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? My eye brushes- probably about a week ago, the other ones…
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My black one from New York and Company.
    10. What are your weekly goals? To work out 6 times this week.

  24. Christine says:

    OH my gooooodness, that picture of Tabs is too much. He just looks so snuggly!

    1. How do you feel right now? Pretty good. A wee PMS-y, but otherwise I’m happier than I have been in months.
    2. Where does your hair part? On the right and just so it shows off my silver hairs.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? “WHY did I think the rowing machine was a good idea?!”
    4. Gloves or mittens? GLITTENS. I usually knit my own every year or so — I do pop-over mittens with a pop-over thumb so I can still use my phone.
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Cookie dough with a hefty helping of sprinkles.
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Ugh, Dark Shadows with the BF — I think it was in May or June…and I was not a fan of the movie.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? One of my closest guy friends from high school — we both came to Chicago for college and hung out occasionally. He’s in the Army and lives in Georgia now and we haven’t talked in a long time. I’ve been busy and I imagine he has been, too. :\
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? …. ::hides face:: I can’t even remember. I’m putting that on the to-do list for tomorrow.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My green hobo from Target I bought on clearance a few weeks ago.
    10. What are your weekly goals? Job hunt, finalize my budget, work on cleaning a different room in the apartment each day.

  25. Stef Smith says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Like I got hit by a truck! At one am, our 7 year old daughter started screaming that our 10 year old daughter was throwing up all over the place. An hour later, it was the husband throwing up, and an hour after that, it was me. The whole house is stuck with the stomach flu.
    2. Where does your hair part? In the center. But I am due for a new ‘do!
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Just make it to the bathroom. Stomach flu is awful!
    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves.
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Alas, I have a terrible sugar allergy, so I can’t eat ice cream. Tiramasu gelatto would be amazing, but just not worth it.
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? I don’t even remember, we don’t watch a lot of movies.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Hmmmm, sadly, my brother. His choice of a life partner is not something I can support. I don’t care that he’s gay, but his partner is an awful human being, and I have children, and I can’t have that around.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? This weekend. The kids like to get into them and into the darkest colors, so I have to wash them regularly.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? I’m not leaving my house today! But right now I just have a red hobo bag I picked up at Target. It’s time for something new.
    10. What are your weekly goals? Get healthy! Order baby shower gifts for my BFF, funny ones and practical ones, and stop barfing!

  26. Katherine G says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    ~Exhausted. It was a very long shift at work, and a freezing rainy Monday to boot. Everyone was in a bad mood and it was hard to get people smiling. It’s going to be a long week with early mornings, too, but I’m determined to make it to my early jiu jitsu classes Tuesday and Thursday (since I have to miss Newcomers’ Week due to work so I couldn’t bring a friend like I wanted to), and my Muay Thai classes Tuesday and Thursday nights.

    2. Where does your hair part?
    ~Either down the middle or slightly to the right. I normally brush it straight back, either in a ponytail or braid or down.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    ~I told myself I was going to get through the day and try to be positive no matter what. Very hard when it was a day like this.

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    ~Light running gloves and mittens that turn into fingerless gloves with velcro to hold the mitten part back.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    ~My treat! I love New York Cheesecake ice cream.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    ~I haven’t been to the theater in a long time because it’s gotten very expensive. So not sure! Maybe it was Harry Potter with the fiance? Yep, that long ago.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    ~A couple of people but it wasn’t for lack of trying at the friendship on my part. My best friend and I get super busy and we also aren’t in the same place in school and in our lives like we once were. But we can still just pick up where we left off. Some people I was very loyal to and a good friend and they didn’t treat me the same way, so I gradually stopped talking to them.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    ~Last week I think?

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    ~I usually carry a black wristlet clutch from Express – big enough to hold a wallet, my phone, lipgloss/balm, Shout! wipes, and a pen or two.

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    ~Get through everything I have to this week – 2 more long shifts at work, martial arts classes, waking up at the crack of dawn, finishing paperwork before my written test Saturday, and making sure I have everything I need for this week.
    ~Stay positive and think before I get overwhelmed, I always make it work out one way or another.
    ~Know that next week I get a bit of a break, hopefully to amp up my workout.

  27. Agata says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Angry! Lol, I got a bonus letter from my company and a cash bonus is always a nice thing but apparently they haven’t noticed I switched to working full time a good few months ago and thus I should be eligible to get more $$$.
    2. Where does your hair part?
    It parts on the right side, always, no exceptions.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    “I am glad it’s only a 7 hour work day today”, it turned out I had to work longer though because my last call was taking forever…Grrr.
    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves. I love gloves especially some fun ones. My favorite pair is with cut off fingers and cute bows :) Cannot wear them very often in MI because it’s usually too cold for them.
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Coffee ice cream or vanilla ice cream with bananas and strawberries. Like Cold Stone Strawberry Blonde. Have you ever been to a Cold Stone creamery?
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    Shamefully, it was a few months ago, Skyfall with hubby and friends.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Over the weekend. What do you use to wash yours with?
    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A cute small mustard yellow Jessica Simpson crossbody bag, a great TJ Maxx find. I love cross body bags, they are so convenient.
    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Exercise at least 3 times on a treadmill, be more patient at work….

    • Agata says:

      Ohh and I somehow missed number 7….subconsciously, I think because it makes me really sad thinking of how close I used to be with my friends in Poland and how much it changed since I moved to the US….and I don’t like that a lot.

  28. Alice Ann says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Great! Had some take out from my favorite Thai place, and a few glasses of Cava with dinner. So, pretty good.
    2. Where does your hair part? Naturally, nowhere, it’s wild and curly. I usually part it on the left, though, and occasionally change to the other side. I like to keep the hair on its toes.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? You’re gonna be fine. Really.
    4. Gloves or mittens? I like the look of mittens on other people, especially kids that have the ones with the idiot strings. I’ll wear gloves in a cold climate, but here in Oakland it doesn’t get that cold. I sometimes wear arm warmers that loop through my thumb and keep my wrists and hands warm enough to ward off carpal tunnel/repetative stress injuries from work.
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Ooh, I love ice cream. My favorite place is called Ici in Berkeley, and they change their flavors daily. I love to try something new when I visit, but one time they had a cardamom ice cream with black pepper and salted pistachios that was incredible.
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Oh, it’s been so long. The last Harry Potter.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My friend Amy, she lives in NYC. We’ve known each other for almost 20 years, but have not really been in touch in the last few.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Ummm…
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My Le Sportsac polka dot crossbody bag, but I’m thinking of getting a proper “grown up” bag, have my eye on a Coach Legacy duffle but can’t decide on the color.
    10. What are your weekly goals? Study, dye my hair (when did I get so much gray?!!!), finish reading book, give myself a good mani/pedi, daily walks with dog friend, call my mom.

  29. Sharron says:

    1. How do you feel right now? In need of a nap. I’m recovering from the super flu, and have the energy level of a three-toed sloth.

    2. Where does your hair part? In the middle or the right side, depending on my current hairstyle.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? Must. Have. COFFEE!

    4. Gloves or mittens? Gloves.

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Dulce de leche or peanut butter & chocolate.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Django Unchained.

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? D was one of my best friends, but we haven’t spoken since 2007.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Last Saturday. I’m a tad OCD… :)

    9. What purse are you carrying today? My brand new, custom made Executioner bag from Warning Label Creations. It fits my style perfectly!

    10. What are your weekly goals? Clean my apartment, do laundry, finish setting up my Wii so that I can put together a fitness regimen, and continue looking for a job.

  30. Krisabelle says:

    Aw, Karen! So cute what you said about your heart feeling like it’s wrapped in a comfy quilt! I’m glad you had a great w/e with your hubs, Tabs, and bro! And look at that beautiful critter on his “fainting couch”! Virtual belly rub!

    1. How do you feel right now? GOOD! I dragged my ass to the gym tonight for some work on the “dreadmill”. I got Netflix to stream Law & Order: SVU on my phone. i always thought I’d get motion sickness or something watching a show on my phone on the ‘mill, but it wasn’t an issue. Plus, seeing Stabes the Babes totally motivated me to keep on truckin’!
    2. Where does your hair part? It leans left on the RARE occasion I wear it down. I’m growing it out and it’s always – ALWAYS – up in a messy bun.
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? “Dookie!” when the alarm went off.
    4. Gloves or mittens? I like Isotoner gloves – they feel so good on your hands!
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? Ooh, a chocolate malt, please! You sure I can’t buy this time? Thank you!
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? It was Hotel Transylvania last Oct with my moms! It was cute but not amazeballs.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My friend Mari who moved to San Diego and hasn’t been seen back in GA since! I miss her. She was so laid-back, a good listener, and funny as hell.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Shite, it’s been 2 weeks at least. It’s one of those things I keep thinking i need to do but never seem to remember when there’s time to do it.
    9. What purse are you carrying today? Oh I love it! It’s a this enormo Big Buddha bag that could literally house a family of beavers. it has the perfect strap-drop for coat season.
    10. What are your weekly goals? Work out 3 times (1 down, 2 to go!), read 3 more chapters of my current book, “Before I Go To Sleep” by S.J. Watson (really intriguing! You might like it!), wash my makeup brushes (thanks, K-dogg!), get more sleep!

    I’m sorry to hear of your insomnia! I too am familiar with the “cotton balls behind the eyes” phenomenon. I hope you get some really good rest tonight!

  31. Ana says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Hungry! I’m going to cook something for dinner LOL
    2. Where does your hair part? Left :)
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? You have to run errands soon!
    4. Gloves or mittens? Mittens! They’re so useful :)
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    Dependimg what shop. If it is “El Patio” I’d get a chemisse (which is a vanilla frappe, covered with strawberry jam, fruit chunks vanilla ice cream on top) yummmm!
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Here comes the boom (My jaw ended up hurting because I laugh so hard) it’s super funny!
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    Karla she is a friend that had cancer and she never recovered 100% so she traves a lot to Memphis to get treatment, I met her in elementary school, we lost touch a few years ago but I’m planning on visit her soon.
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Last week :)
    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    My Betsey Johnson mini leopard purse :D
    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Start my professional practice and send some important e-mails.

  32. Silk Mandel says:

    1. How do you feel right now? Tired after a long day zzz zzz zzz
    2. Where does your hair part? To the left
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? “I wish I went to bed earlier last night…sigh”
    4. Gloves or mittens? Charcoal gray and fingerless!
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? We have this shop that sells sorbet and ice cream. You can order half sorbet and half ice cream. MAN it’s GOOD! I usually get 1/4 papaya a 1/4 mango sorbets with 1/2 vanilla ice cream….how’d you like me now?
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? I can’t remember….hmmm. That will bug me now lol.
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? Too many to count I’m afraid. People have moved and we slowly fell out of touch :(
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Over a week ago…please don’t arrest me!
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My Miche Luxe in the grey color. My mom is a Miche rep so I represent like a good girl!
    10. What are your weekly goals? Get all of my jewelry supplies ordered for a bridal expo I’m in next month!

  33. Mei says:

    1. How do you feel right now?
    Bummed. Still only very temporarily employed, too nervous to fail. Same o, same o. Oh, post-grad blues.

    2. Where does your hair part?
    I’ve parted it to the left since middle school when I cut myself some side bangs. Totally just did it out of nowhere, and I’ve never steered to another style of bangs.

    3. Something you said to yourself this morning?
    “You need a real job.”
    “I know. I’m ashamed. But I’m trying.”
    “Try harder.”

    4. Gloves or mittens?
    Gloves. But I’m wanting to try glittens (gloves + mittens). I hear they’re actually warmer!

    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya?
    At Bobtail Ice Cream, always always the Merlot ice cream. one of the best ice cream I’ve had, hands down.

    6. Last movie you went to see with someone?
    I honestly don’t remember. WOW. Is this my life?

    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch?
    I think she knows who she is. Wish I could say I’m sorry, but we both know those are just words. We just grew into two different people, and we didn’t see it coming.

    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes?
    Saturday! Once a week, never miss a beat.

    9. What purse are you carrying today?
    A purse by Urban *something*….I don’t remember. But it’s perfect. The sad thing is that it’s very cheap, thus falling apart. But the size, shape, and style is perfect. I need someone to recreate it for me. I’m willing to dish out the ca$h…that’s how much I love it.

    10. What are your weekly goals?
    Be productive. And get out of this rut.

  34. Laurina says:

    1. How do you feel right now? tired and wish lunch time would come faster!
    2. Where does your hair part? In the middle
    3. Something you said to yourself this morning? My skin is looking gooood :-)
    4. Gloves or mittens? gloves
    5. We’re at the ice cream shop. What can I get ya? chocolate chip mint please! In a waffle cone!
    6. Last movie you went to see with someone? Django Unchained :-)
    7. Someone you used to be close to but have since fallen out of touch? My friend Liz and my friend Liza
    8. Last time you washed your makeup brushes? Last weekend, oopsie I’m bad >.<
    9. What purse are you carrying today? My black Guess purse with blake croc trim
    10. What are your weekly goals? File taxes and renew my driver's license!

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