Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 259

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This is Charlize, one of the neighborhood cats I bumped into yesterday…

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. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    NARS Cyprus. I rediscovered it last weekend, and now I’m thinking, “Where’ve you been all my life?”.
  2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    Nope. Come to think of it, I can barely text under any circumstances, LOL!
  3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Yes, please. :) Cat eyes all day, and smokey eyes all night.
  4. What’s your signature dance move?
    The Snake! — although I also do a mean Sprinkler.
  5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Sure, if they’re pink.
  6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    The front yard. I was always playing outside.
  7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Not yet (but I want to)!
  8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    Hmm… I think it was Las Vegas in 2009 for Blog World.

    It’s been a hot minute! (Get it? Hot minute?)

  9. If you had to have one or the other, would you rather have a bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    I couldn’t deal with the brows, so I’ll take the bad haircut, and hide it under hats and up-do’s.
  10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Ride a horse.

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

Le List

1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
3. Smokey or cat eyes?
4. What’s your signature dance move?
5. Two words: plaid pants?
6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?

To my fellow Americans, happy Presidents Day! :)

Got any plans? El Hub has the day off from work, so we might zip down to the mall for a late lunch at Cheesecake Factory this afternoon. Other than that, though, Tabs is keeping me on a short leash (as he often does).

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Hope your week gets off to a great start.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Alison M says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? NARS Galapagos

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Yes. But that doesn’t mean everyone comes out alive.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? A smokey cat eye.

    4. What’s your signature dance move? Cabbage patch.

    5. Two words: plaid pants? N-O.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? The basement. It was our toy and TV room.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Nope.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Never.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Brow wax…I trust my filling in skills and my brows grow in unusually fast.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Sky dive!! But Mr. M says I have to wait until the kids are 18 :)
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  2. Laura says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? It’s actually a mac painpot, Nubile, a limited edition.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Not anymore, my phone is way too big to do that properly and I’ll be devastated if it fell and broke.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Cat eyes! I do it on a daily basis. Smokey is for a night out.

    4. What’s your signature dance move? I love dancing but I don’t really know how so I just let my body go with the beat lol. Basically it’s all about hips moves.

    5. Two words: plaid pants? Love those! But they only work on skinny girls really, if you’re a bit curvy they’re not flattering at all.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My grand-parents house in Corsica. Yep the island. In the mediterranean sea.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Not yet but I’m gonna be a bridesmaid next year so I’ll probably have to make one.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Never really did. Where I’m from there are no deserts, thank god.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? A bad eyebrow wax can easily be concealed with makeup I guess so I’d pick this.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Have kids, grand-kids. A big big family.

  3. Ruchita says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    A pretty taupe from Wet ‘n’ Wild that I picked up on whim. It’s been my go to for quick looks.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    Yeah. I’m probably not as good as a teenage girl, but I can manage.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Smokey eyes.

    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    Umm, none of the above? I have no rhythm whatsoever. :-)

    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Yes – in the form of PJ pants.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    The library. I loved reading as a kid. In fact, I got in trouble for reading and not doing my chores.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Nope.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    Never.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    Bad eyebrow wax. My brows grow in fast and worst case, I could fill in any bald patches.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Go back to Hawaii – visit Kauai again, Oahu’s North Shore and the Big Island. And from there I’d hop a plane to Tahiti. :-)

    The Cheesecake Factory sounds yummy. I love their Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp. Have a great day!

  4. 1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I really like my new Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in sparkly blue.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Yep.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Smokey, definitely!

    4. What’s your signature dance move? The crocodildo dance. I am not even gonna explain… :-)

    5. Two words: plaid pants? No thanks… :-)

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My best friend’s Shana’s house. Aw, now I miss her :-(

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Nope. I don’t think I would be good at it either, lol.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? 2008 I think, Death Valley

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Oooooh, tough one… I guess bad eyebrow wax then, but I’d cry so hard, lol.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Buy a boat and sail around the world :-)
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  5. 1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? The Prelude Quad from Chanel
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Yes
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Smokey
    4. What’s your signature dance move? I’m not a good dancer in general.
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Only for dress pants for work in a mild color palate.
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? The pool. I was a water baby.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Not yet but I will once my sister gets married.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? We went to Arizona last winter to catch some sun.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Bad haircut. You can at least hide of disguise that.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Publish a novel.
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  6. Shannon says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    I just got Benefit’s creaseless cream in R.S.V.P., and I really love it for office wear. simple and pretty!
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    mmmm not very well. I practice often enough, lol.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    oooh… depends! I tend to go for smokey cuz they’re a bit easier for me.
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    I believe it’s the shannon-looks-like-a-white-girl, lol.
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    hellz yeah! I had a pair of gray/blue ones that I loved for a while.
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    reading in my parents’ living room.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    ugh, yes. it was pretty stupid because I didn’t prepare, but oh well.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    2010? I think. I went to Reno for a Wind Ensemble tour. Fun stuff! I miss playing the clarinet…
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    oh gawd. Bad haircut, if I must choose.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Spend some time in Hawaii.

  7. Melissa says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?: Don’t wear eyeshadows, but I do love a little bit of highlighter on my brow bone.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?: Yes, but I feel like a jerk.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes?: Cat eyes forever.

    4. What’s your signature dance move?: I’m so not a dancer. I look like Bill Cosby in the opening credits to the Cosby Show.

    5. Two words: plaid pants?: Only if you golf.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?: My neighbor’s apartment in the Bronx.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?: Nope.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?: I don’t think I ever had.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?: Haircut’s the worst. At least you can cover up a bad eyebrow waxing job with pencil or powders. And it’ll grow back faster.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?: Live in another country for over a year.

  8. Yogirl says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? All of Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadows.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? No, too dangerous, and I usually bumb into some stupid kids who are not paying attention to where they are going…
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Smokey, but I’m practicing with my eyeliners…
    4. What’s your signature dance move? I don’t have one.
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Never, and no plaid shirts..
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? In the forrest near my parents house and the library.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Not yet.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? I haven’t but I’d like to.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? My eyebrows are not really visible and I always have to use brow pencil and liner, so a bad wax would not do much harm. But a bad hair cut… horrible
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Riding lessons, and snorkeling.

    Have a great week everyone :-)

    • Karen says:

      You have a great week too, Yogirl. Got any exciting plans for the week ahead?

      • Yogirl says:

        Hi Karen!
        Lots of travel for work but I usually like it. On Friday I’ll be in Slowakia for the first time to deliver some training for my colleagues there.
        And on Saturday I’ll go to a musical with my mom.

        • Karen says:

          Sounds like you’re going to have an exciting week.

          I’ve never been to Slovakia before! I’ve googled pics and the capital city looks like a pretty place to visit. Someday, maybe… Anywho, I hope that you’ll be able to sneak in some fun while you’re traveling!

          What musical are you going to watch? It’s been ages since I’ve been to a show. I think the last one was Lion King with El Hub.

          • Yogirl says:

            It’s a German musical “I’ve never been to NY” with lots of songs and lyrics by one of my mom’s favourite artists.
            The song is about a man going out in the evening to get some cigarettes and then he thinks about leaving it all behind him and start somewhere new. The musical will be very funny.

  9. Vineetha says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? MAC Bronze
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? I can though I know Not good for health :-)
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Smokey all the way
    4. What’s your signature dance move? Classical Indian
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Yes why not! :-)
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My parents home town by the river. I hated when vacations got over and I was packed back :-)
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Nops
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? A year back. Middle east vacation
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? I end up with the latter very often :-(
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Sky diving, Scuba Diving
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  10. Dominique says:

    . What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? the Chanel quad Fascination, 4 eyeshadows in fact !

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Nope

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Cat eyes

    4. What’s your signature dance move? I don’t have one

    5. Two words: plaid pants? Oh never !

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? L’île d’Yeu a small and yet most beautiful island in the Atlantic

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? No

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Urgh I’ve never been there !

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? A bad eyebrow wax definitely

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Go to Bora Bora :)

  11. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    -I’m gonna go with Lancome Color Design in Nude Silk. It never fails me, especially when I wear it to work at 6am on Saturday morning!
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    -Yeah, though only when I feel safe to do so. It’s a tricky task!
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    -Cat eyes!
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    -The twoooo step xD
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    -One word: YES :D
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    -Any place with family! I played with my sister and cousins all the time.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    -Nope. I have seen people do toasts and it looks nervewracking!!!
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    -The last week of last August in Phoenix, AZ. Note: I’m still here, LOL.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    -Uggghhh, both are horrific. I’m gonna go with bad haircut. I’d find ways to hide that one.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    -Travel more of the world, revisit England and the Philippines. All of this, multiple times. :)

  12. Suri says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? Avon True color in Mauve Glow-really nice for work.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Yes but veryyy slowly lol
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? I love a good smokey eye
    4. What’s your signature dance move? When in doubt let’s 2 step!
    5. Two words: plaid pants? No thanks!
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? The library
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? No but I’d love to.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Never! But if I ever make it to the West Coast I will definitely put it on my to do list.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? I can always pull my hair back with a bad haircut even though I would be pissed.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Learn to swim. I love the beach and the ocean so I need to be able to jump in and enjoy it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Suri,

      The beach is a whole new world once you feel confident in the water. I hope you get the chance to swim in the ocean soon! It’s a magical thing. :)

      Got any plans for the week, btw?

  13. Chris25 says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?: I’ve revisited the Kat Von D Ludwig palette.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?: Yes. I can also text without looking at my phone.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?: Cat eyes, but minimal ones. I can’t do anything too smokey or extreme with my eyes because they are so prominent.
    4. What’s your signature dance move?: I sway side to side.
    5. Two words: plaid pants?: I would wear them, but my top would have to be black.
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?: Joyce Kilmer Park.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?: No, but my friend Jessica is getting married in August, so I might get my chance this year.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?: I don’t think I ever have.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?: My hair grows quickly, so I’d say bad haircut.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?: Write a screenplay, then see it get made into a film.

    I’ve been rather absent in the blogosphere, but that’s because I have been working a lot of photo shoots. I recently did the makeup on this film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2631554/

  14. Katie says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I don’t wear eyeshadow often, but the one I use pretty much everyday on my lower lash line is Urban Decay Buck, a neutral/warm dark brown with a little gold for dimension. NARS Cyprus looks amazing on you, Karen.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Yes!

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Cat eyes! I haven’t quite mastered the smoky eye…

    4. What’s your signature dance move? Don’t have one. I just do what moooves me.

    5. Two words: plaid pants? :(

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My parents’ room to read with my mom at night.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Nope, but I’d also want to do it once in my life.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Never visited one. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon a couple of times, and boy, is it friggin’ hot and humid.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? A bad haircut because my hair grows out quickly.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Fulfill my wanderlust: travel to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, or just road-trip around the U.S.!

    Have a lovely week everyone!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks. :) If you don’t have Cyprus yet, you need it in your life ASAP. It’s really pretty, even if it’s just along the lash lines with some black liner on the water lines.

      What do you usually wear on your cheeks/lips when you wear UD Buck?

  15. I love these polls!

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    I have been really in love with the latest Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals, especially Electric Blue!
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    I can do that no problem, but at stairs I need to stop. Too many close calls wearing heels and texting and holding hot coffee.. not a good combo – eek!
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Cat eye for sure, even though I haven’t yet mastered it myself.
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    The Beyonce booty shake!
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Maybe cute on a baby?
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    My cottage, still do. Every summer I spend as much time up there as I can!
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    I made one with my brother and cousin at my Aunt’s wedding a few years back. We made it into a sports reference since she loves hockey and football.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    Never, yet!
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    I have never had a thing done to my eyebrows but I imagine that would be harder to hide than a haircut gone wrong..
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    I would love to travel the world, maybe with a significant other.

    Thanks for the fun questions! Happy Family Day!
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  16. gio says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Golden Emerald.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    Yes.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Smokey.

    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    I don’t have one.

    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Not a fan.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    Reading in my parents’ bedroom.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Nope.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    I haven’t yet!

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    A bad haircut. It’d be easier to hide. :)

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Move to London for a while.
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  17. Schelli says:

    Le List

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? Chanel Bambou Single

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Kinda but not too good, lol

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Smokey for me

    4. What’s your signature dance move? I used to dance ballet. Pirouettes were my favorite

    5. Two words: plaid pants? Heck no

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? Disney World

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Yes

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? I was born in one. Last visit 4 or 5 years ago

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? I’d rather the bad haircut & hide it in hats or bandannas or scarves. I trust no one with my eyebrows except myself & my Laura Mercier tweezers

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? I’d like to go to Norway & Sweden

  18. Katherine G says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    ~Hmmmmm….it’s a tie between Laura Mercier African Violet and L’Oreal Infallible in Amber Rush.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    ~I can but I can’t concentrate on a conversation with someone at that moment.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    ~Smokey all the way for me.

    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    ~Shaking my butt and attempting to belly dance. Looks better when I’ve had a few drinks ;)

    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    ~Nope, too 70′s/80′s for me.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    ~The barn where I rode horses, and the front yard playing with the neighbors.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    ~Nope! I am not sure if I would or not because I am very shy when it comes to public speaking.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    ~Never? I need to head out West.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    ~That’s a tough one…but eyebrows run the risk of not growing back so I’d probably take a bad haircut and camoflage it the best way I could. As long as it was bad layers versus a bad short cut, it would be easier to deal with.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    ~Fulfill my career goal and travel to new places. I’d also like to own horses since it was something I never had the money for growing up.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      I hope you had a nice weekend!

      Your answer to number 7 surprised me. I dunno, for some reason I just always assumed you’d be a public speaking type of gal since you’re so friendly. :)

      Anywho, I was a very shy child and used to be terrified of talking in front of people. It took a lot of drama classes and practice to get over it.

      Have a great week and enjoy your martial arts classes (if you’re taking them this week).

      • Katherine G says:

        My weekend was pretty good! I hope yours went well. I am pretty good with meeting people 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 but when I have a big audience (3 or more people) I start to turn red, stutter a bit, and I’m not as confident in what I’m saying. Not much for public speaking hahahaha but I’m working on it. I hope your week goes well too – make sure you take some “me” time!

        • Karen says:

          It takes time. Like any skill, if you do it over and over again it gets easier. My weekend was really chill. I slept in on Saturday, did some cleaning, grocery shopped, read and then watched some brainless TV. Ugh… I got addicted to this Nat Geo show called Locked Up Abroad. It’s on NetFlix streaming and once you start watching you just can’t stop! I guess it’s better than Dance Moms, haha.

  19. Rachael says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I don’t know what it’s called. It’s a pale pink from Stila that makes a good base for anything else I do.

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Depends on the terrain… but it’s not well.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Neither. A lot of eye makeup looks weird on my eye shape.

    4. What’s your signature dance move? I call it the “White Girl Shuffle” but it looks a lot like the “What is love” car scene from Night at the Roxbury.

    5. Two words: plaid pants? Three words: No thank you.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? The backyard, up the apple tree. I had a nice little fort up there. Me and my stuffed kitty were always up there.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Yes, and it went horrible. I hate public speaking.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? January. My skin did not like it one bit.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? I had trimmed my bangs once and looked a bit like Jim Carrey in Dumb&Dumber. Then there was the cut that I thought was awesome and realized I looked more 11 than Olivia Wilde’s in Tron

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Hike the Appalachian Trail

  20. Allyson says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I’ve been using my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette pretty exclusively recently.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Depends on what shoes I’m wearing.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? A combo? I like wearing a lot of eye makeup.
    4. What’s your signature dance move? I don’t know if I have a signature move… I still can rock the Macarena though
    5. Two words: plaid pants? I had a pair that I loved in high school that were absolutely atrocious. I’d still wear plaid pants now though, if they were tailored well!
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? The local public pool… my siblings and I were “pool rats”. We all grew up and worked there as lifeguards for years too!
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? No, and I’d be terrified to do so! Hopefully I can pass on maid of honor duties for a while…
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? I don’t think that I’ve ever been to a desert!
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? I haven’t gotten my brows waxed in years since I like to take care of them myself, but I’ve had some horrific haircuts in the past (again in high school, I thought I was pretty cool — I was NOT). I think I’d take the brows… I could always fill them in to hide while they grew back!
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Live in Paris for a while.

  21. Patty & Dickens says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    Burberry Mulberry
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    I’m not too graceful, so, nope.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Smokey
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    Don’t have one.
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    NO!
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    Playing outside with neighbor kids, winter and summer!
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Not yet
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    Never
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    Bad haircut. I’ve had a few of those. I don’t let anyone touch my brows, except me!
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Take a trip to Scotland.

  22. Heidi says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?

    Did a killer smokey with Urban Decay’s Mushroom the other day. Love that shade!

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?

    Texting is not my forte, period!

    3. Smokey or cat eyes?

    Smokey, for sure. I’ll leave the cat eyes to Missy!

    4. What’s your signature dance move?

    Um, there may have been a time over the summer where Brian dragged me into a version of the chicken dance, but we don’t speak of that!

    5. Two words: plaid pants?

    As long as we’re not talking about the flannel pajama bottoms that people INSIST on wearing to Trader Joe’s, sure.

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?

    My godparents’ house in Sacramento. Went there every summer.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?

    No.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?

    Not sure I ever have, actually.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?

    I figure I can use eyebrow products to fill in the brows, so I’ll take that over a bad haircut. I can’t stand hats or anything in my hair so it would be hard to disguise.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?

    Travel more.

  23. camille says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? i don’t wear eye shadow. :/ i’m a scaredy cat. too intimidating….

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? i try not to. i’ve seen those videos of people who are texting and end up in a terrible situation. (bear? pot hole?)

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? neither. i haven’t been schooled in either technique. :(

    4. What’s your signature dance move? i need liquid courage. then i can try to dance.

    5. Two words: plaid pants? yes, please! plaid is rad!

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? library. i’m a book lover. my mom used to take us to the base library and we would borrow books, every few weeks. great memories. :)

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? no. i feel terrible that i haven’t, but i get all sappy and i tend to ramble.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? we live in the desert now. :/ i’m not looking forward to the summer.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? a bad haircut. you can hide it a lot better than a botched eyebrow wax.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? go to italy and see all of the art & architecture that my art history instructor showed me. hopefully soon!

  24. Rose says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I have been loving the new Diorshow Mono in Velvet

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? I don’t know, I never do both at the same time. Don’t wanna be like the lady that fell into a fountain at a mall or get hit by a car!!

    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Both!

    4. What’s your signature dance move? The Bunny Hop

    5. Two words: plaid pants? Only when I golf with the Hubby. Purple plaid!

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My Mum’s business. I helped her everyday.

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Yes, at my own wedding! It wasn’t a traditional wedding.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? A couple years ago, in Vegas.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Bad haircut. I am very serious about my brows and very rarely let anyone touch them.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? To know my daughter is happy and successful in love and life and that my Hubby and I are a part of it. Things, experiences and places can’t top that.

  25. 1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? Mauve and Pewter from LORAC’s PRO Palette!
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Really, really slowly :P
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? natural-smokey
    4. What’s your signature dance move? anything that John Travolta busted out in Saturday Night Fever!! haha
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Plaid shorts are okay. Pants…me no likey
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? Outside!
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Yes. Had too–I was my sister’s maid of honor :)
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? I live in SD, so not long ago :P
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Bad haircut…probably has happened but nothing too crazy bad that I can remember…
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? travel!
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  26. 1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? Stila Kitten… I know, I know… but it’s the truth :)
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? I can, but not without walking into something!!!
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? BOTH!
    4. What’s your signature dance move? The “I hope no one’s looking at me”
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Replace ‘pants’ with ‘shorts’ and we’re good :)
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My backyard
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? No, that sounds like a lot of pressure. See answer #4.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Does the botanical garden cactus house count? Then last spring :)
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? There was this one time, in Chinatown…
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Have a job I REALLY love and look forward to going to every day :)

    Have a great week, Karen!
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  27. Angie says:

    1. I’ve been loving mac’s blackberry eyeshadow!
    2. Sure i can! A little dangerous sometimes.
    3. Cat eyes!
    4. Haha this is a tough one! Don’t really know the names of my dance moves, i just go with the flow if that makes sense lol.
    5. Not really into plaid pants..maybe when i was younger.
    6. With family, mostly in my cousin’s house or reading in my bedroom.
    7. No, haha i’m still in highschool! I’ve only been invited to one wedding, it was boring.
    8. About 2 years ago i went to las vegas with my mother.
    9. Both are terrible happenings, but i would much prefer a terrible haircut as long as my long hair is not cut too short.
    10. Travel to different parts of the world :)

  28. Alice Ann says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    I’ve been using Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil in purple matte almost daily.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    It’s stop and go.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Cat all the way, sometimes very basic (kitten?).
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    Thankfully I don’t have one, I’m an awful dancer.
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    I don’t usually wear pants, but they’re cute on other people, especially old guys.
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    I grew up in Eastern Europe, and loved going to my great aunt’s mill house that had sprawling gardens and a little river going through it.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Almost, but I chickened out at the last minute. Probably a good decision, as it was an ex’s wedding and I had been drinking quite a bit.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    A few years ago, outside of Vegas. I used to go regularly to Black Rock in Nevada when I was welding for a friend’s sculpture project. I really miss it, the quiet and the night sky without light pollution.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    Definitely bad haircut, it can always be fixed or hidden. No way to hide missimg brows.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Hmmm…so much. I’ll narrow it down to taking the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way to Manchuria.

  29. Tina F. says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    - L’Oreal Infallible in smoldering plum <3
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    - oh hell yes. I would not recommend this activity tho…
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    - smokey!
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    - gangnam style
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    - Sherlock Holmes
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    - Chicago
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    - I have yet to attend a wedding O_o
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    - 2 years ago, Anza-Borrego desert
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    - bad haircut. more fixable, can wear scarf/hat, etc.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    - Learn how to fly a helicopter!

  30. Natasha says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    Maybelline’s New Metallic in Barely Branded; great by itself and great as a primer

    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    No.

    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Smokey

    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    Shoulder shimmies from bellydance lessons

    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Not on me

    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    My room with my books and cats

    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    No

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    This past week-end.

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    Bad haircut. It grows faster than eyebrows

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Create and publish a book.
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  31. Petra says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? Maybelline Color tattoo – permanent taupe
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? yes but prefer not to
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? smokey :)
    4. What’s your signature dance move? that has yet to evolve
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Not me
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? under the birchtrees in my grandparents yard
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Nope
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Not that either
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? have lived trought the bad haircut so I’ll take that.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Go a whole year without an injury (I have super bad luck)

    Love your Blog Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Petra! XO

      I would love to go a whole year without an injury too. I just hurt my back two weeks ago and it’s taking FOREVER to heal, yargh!

      Have a good week. :)

  32. Zoorkitty says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    Maxfactor cream smokey eye duos. 7 pounds from Boots
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    Noooo way
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Cat. Smokey makes me look like someone punched me in the eye. Have really small eyes
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    Shimming to the bottom, shimming to the top. That’s how I met my husband, a man who can make those quads burn by going as low as me.

    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Grey and black, yep and 4 pounds lighter
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    Sitting on our gate posts
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Yes, maid of honor at my sisters wedding.

    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    Never

    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    Bad haircut anyday, tie in a pony.

    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Bungee jump

  33. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Yum Cheesecake Factory. Ever have the Turtle Cheesecake? It’s DELISH!!!

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I have this old MAC mineralize trio with a blue, brown, and a gold. The blue totally brightens up my eyes when applied on top of liner.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? With the blackberry I could but with my motorolla I can’t.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Depends on my mood.
    4. What’s your signature dance move? My moves speak for themselves!
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Reminds me of the Linkin Park video “One Step Closer” check out lead singer Chester Bennington’s red plaid pants. They’re amazing!
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? The town basketball court. Everyone hung out there.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? No I suck.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Many moons ago on a roadtrip.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Haircut because the hair on my head grows fast and I look wierd with drawn on eyebrows.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Experience Fat Tuesday/Mardis Gras in New Orleans and go to Times Square on New Years Eve in New York City.

  34. Ana says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    Yes! I’m pretty good at texting.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Cat eyes :)
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    I’m not good at dancing :(
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    No! D: I don’t like them >___<
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    My play room! (I had a ton of barbies)
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    No but I want to :D
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    I live in one! (Sonora) LOL
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    Bad haircut, eyebrows are the face's frame.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Travel to Finland and other Nordic countries

  35. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? I got the Urban Decay Vice palette for Christmas, and I’ve been enjoying it. I usually stick with neutral eye shadows, the Naked 2 palette is my go-to, but I’ve been enjoying the brighter colors.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? Ha! Nooooo! I look silly, because I come to a dead stop to text, but I learned it the hard way.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? Smokey, I haven’t been able to master the cat eye. Yet.
    4. What’s your signature dance move? The Running Man!
    5. Two words: plaid pants? Sure, why not? But they have to be skinny, and not garishly loud.
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? My Grandma’s pool, she lives across the street from my parents, we’d get up in the morning, eat breakfast, go to Grandma’s, jump in the pool, stay in alllllllll day, get out at night, go home, eat dinner, go to bed, repeat.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? Yes! I am a GREAT toast giver! My sister, my BFF, it’s fun!
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? Hmmmm, four years ago? Went camping with friends. Not for me.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? Haircut. I can wear ponytails and hats. Eyebrows are starting to be my new obsession.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? Write a book.

  36. Katie says:

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately?
    I’ve had midterms for the past two weeks – all non-emergency beauty essentials (aka everything but concealer) have been cut during cram mode.
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time?
    Technically yes, if this allows for walking into poles/trees/people.
    3. Smokey or cat eyes?
    Cat eyes! Mainly because I can’t do a smokey eye :) But also I looooove that crispness of a well done cat eye.
    4. What’s your signature dance move?
    The awkward hip swivel, like I’m hula hooping with only my rear
    5. Two words: plaid pants?
    Loved them in high school. Still love them on runways. They have to be super skinny with the right print (and some serious attitude)
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid?
    The cupboard where my mum kept all the tupperware. I liked to pretend it was my workstation.
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding?
    Yes…and I don’t remember it.
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert?
    Two years ago! The Negev. It was HOT.
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax?
    A bad haircut. There’s nothing like eyebrow slivers or a shape that makes you look permanently shocked.
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die?
    Get to spend a few months off from work and school, and see Southeast Asia!

  37. jess says:

    Le List

    1. What’s one eyeshadow you’ve been loving lately? l’oreal infalliable in amber rush
    2. Can you walk and text at the same time? yes
    3. Smokey or cat eyes? cat eyes
    4. What’s your signature dance move? fist pump
    5. Two words: plaid pants? for the golf course
    6. A place where you spent a lot of time as a kid? outside riding bikes, the park, my bffs house
    7. Have you ever made a toast at a wedding? no how nerve racking
    8. When was the last time you visited a desert? never!
    9. A bad haircut or a bad eyebrow wax? haircut because you could do more with it
    10. What’s something you’d like to do before you die? travel the world

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