Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 263

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for March 18, 2013

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for March 18, 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. Matte or glossy lips?
    Matte for work and serious things, glossy for fun and games.
  2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail? — a perfectly matching brand and shade?
    It was in the jungles of Peru…

    Kidding. No, but there was DuWop’s Foundation of Youth in Beige. When Sephora stopped carrying it a few years back, it got pretty difficult to find. Loved the color and formula, but I could have done without the brush.

  3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    Probably my dad. We both have the same weird sense of humor.
  4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    Can’t say I’ve ever seen one, but I have felt something. A presence. I was visiting my parents’ house some years back and napping in their bedroom when I awoke with a start. I was sure that something was there in the room with me, hovering in the air.

    No chairs moved or anything like that. In fact, everything was eerily still and quiet, but I was sure beyond any doubt that I wasn’t alone at that moment.

  5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    Surprisingly, not that long ago! I climbed one of the old oak trees in my front yard for the MAC Wonder Woman post in 2010.

    I was in full Wonder Woman regalia, too — boots, top, headband, the works. I climbed the tree to fetch Tabs, who was helping me with the pictures for the post. His job was to pretend to be stuck in the tree, and then I’d rescue him with Wonder Woman’s magic lasso, but after the shoot, he didn’t want to come down.

    He was just chillin’ in some low branches.

    Yup, I got some funny looks from the neighbors that day…

  6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It was long and kind of column shaped, with a halter top and a leg slit. The top half around the bust was white, and the bottom was black.

    I was going for an En Vogue look, haha! Man, I was such a cheeseball…

  7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “All one word, no hyphen.”

    I say it all the time when I’m explaining my last name to strangers. Monterichard. It’s long, French and pretty uncommon here in the States. I get a lot of, “Richard? The last name is Richard?”

  8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    It was down to my elbows in high school, but there were a lot of girls in my class with hair that went all the way down to their bums. But I never wanted to do that. My hair was too heavy and really hard to control.
  9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    I want to every time I see one, but yes only once. :) When I was kid on a family vacation with my younger brother and cousins. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing where we all jumped in fully clothed.

    Now, though, for some reason, I can’t remember if/how we dried off before getting back in the cars.

  10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    This Must Be the Place by the Talking Heads, Don’t Forget About Us by Mariah Carey, and Right Here by SWV.

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

Le List

1. Matte or glossy lips?
2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
6. What did your prom dress look like?
7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen



P.S. Let’s both have a kick-@ss week!

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  1. 1. Matte or glossy lips? Glossy!
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Close. Bobbi Brown’s Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation in Beige was darn near perfect, though I wish it controlled oil a little better–I would get pretty darn shiny after hour 3. But the color and finish and coverage were spot-on. *sigh* I miss it :/
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My dad–both looks-wise and temperament-wise
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? No–thank goodness! I would FREAK out!
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Too long ago :/ I used to love climbing trees!
    6. What did your prom dress look like? Strapless navy blue top with lace-up back and matching full skirt
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? YAY! :P
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Down to my butt!
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Just once in middle school with some girlfriends :P
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? It’s definitely been a weekend for The Smiths. 3 songs: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, I Know It’s Over, and Suedehead
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  2. 1. Matte or glossy lips? I like glossy for an every day and matte for an evening out.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? yes, RBR tinted moisturizer.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Father, at least people say so.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? no.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? years ago, unfortunately…
    6. What did your prom dress look like? I really wanted to wear a black one but people convinced me, I’d regret it (which now I know I wouldn’t) so it was duochrome dark blue.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Ha, I can’t think of anything right now, will have to ask my friends, as I am curious now.
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? I never had very long hair but it would be interesting to try it one day.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? yes)
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Great question, but
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  3. Darbie says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Glossy, I don’t hydrate enough for matte.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    No I am still looking. Maybe I should take Indy with me.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    My personality is all my dads, but, when I laugh I cringe to hear my mom come out of me.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    No, it would be cool to but maybe a little sad. :(

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    When I was seven.

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    I was channeling my inner Rose from Titanic in a horrible sea foam green.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    Wench! It stands in for cursing and doesn’t offend as many people.

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Past my butt, but then I went for a faux hawk.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Seattle Center has this open fountain that is awesome to play in.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    On the road again, Working 9-5, and Jolene (only because I have it stuck in my head and I have been humming it ALL weekend.)

  4. Lydia says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? I lean more towards glossy but depending on my mood sometimes I like matte too.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I just did yesterday! Hourglass Tinted Moisturizer in Shell!
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Mother
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? No.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Probably like 20 years ago.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was gorgeous! I was poofy and white :)
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Hmmm….
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Down to my butt, then I donated it to locks of love.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Yes.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Harlem Shake, Suit & Tie, and Bust a Move.

  5. Chris25 says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?: My mother, but I do look like my father.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?: Yes, a few times.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?: Never done it. NYC doesn’t have too many climbing trees.
    6. What did your prom dress look like?: I was sparkly, brown and had crisscrossing straps on the back. It was borrowed from a friend’s friend.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?: “Dumb f—-king b—h” It’s an awful thing to say, but a photographer said it once in anger and the phrase stuck. I think of it whenever I’m irritated.
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?: Down to my waist.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?: No, but I’d like to!
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?: Good heavens, I don’t even know. All I did was watch TV, buy makeup and work on Sunday.

  6. Yogirl says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Not too matte, not too glossy. I haven’t found a matte lipstick yet that is not drying.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I think so: Bobbi Brown Skin, very light and liquid. Colour warm ivory.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My mom, humour, and everything…
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? When my grandfather died, the whole family was there. Moments after he was taken to the funeral home, my grandma had a late dinner. Our cat who didn’t like my grandma at all came into the room, looked for my grandfather and sat in the kitchen on his chair. My grandma fed him some bread and sausages what the cat under other circumstances would have never eaten (he was very picky).
    So there was something in the room…
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? I can’t remember, too long ago.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? We don’t do proms here.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Step by step…
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Shoulderlength, and it is growing now again…
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? No, not even with my feet…
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? No doubt “It’s my life”, Bruce Springsteen “Promised land”, Birdy “People help the people”

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yogirl,

      That’s a great Bobbi foundation! I’ve tried it before and liked it very much. What do you usually set it with?

      • Yogirl says:

        Hi Karen,
        I apply it with my fingers (mostly on the cheeks, because there are some red veins), plus some powder usually Studio Fix from MAC that I use alone most of the time.

    • Laura says:

      If you’re looking for a non-drying matte lipstick, try the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick (the matte one has the red packaging). It keeps your lips soft and smooth.

  7. Tania says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? I’m more into the Cream type finish.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I used to wear MAC foundations NC40 and C4 but they contributed to my cystic acne problem. Now I’m into wearing Maybelline’s BB Cream in light/medium.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My mom would say my father and my dad would say my mom. I say I’m both!
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? I encounter spirits but as long as they are holy we don’t have a problem. Unsettled ones I’m like “Get out!”
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? It’s been so long and I think I’ve only done it twice. I’m much more of a sit under the tree type of girl.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? My junior prom dress was a burgundy halter dress with mesh and all kinds of stuff up top and velvet down below. My senior prom dress was a gold, corset top ball gown that had to be altered to fit my wide back.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? You know what I mean? Because I talk really fast and so I want to make sure people know what I mean.
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? When I was little I could sit on it, never again. Like your hair Karen, it was way to heavy and there’s too much of it.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? I don’t know if it’s a fountain but there’s that thing at Disney (I think it’s Disney) that shoot water up from the ground. We were in that. However everytime I see one I’m tempted to jump in! Most of the fountain’s now have so much chemical so I don’t know if it’s all safe.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars, “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones, and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tania,

      Thanks for filling out the poll. Bummer to hear about your issues with cystic acne and MAC foundations. Are things better now that you’ve switched to the BB cream?

  8. Leah says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? depends. For work stuff: matte. For weekend or hanging with friends: glossy
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I don’t use foundation. I use Origins VitaZing with a tint.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Career-wise my Dad. Other things, my Mom (we attended the same college).
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? No but I’ve stayed in haunted hotels before and I’ve seen weird lights in the forest before.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? I guess…apple picking last fall?
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was midnight blue and had these weird bra cups (sadly). I should have had it altered.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Wicked awesome (I live near Boston)
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? It’s always at least touching my shoulder blades in the back. I do joke it’s time to get it cut when it gets stuck in my seatbelt.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? No. Not my thing and kids pee in there.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Yesterday the playlist was all Irish rock. :) In general I don’t have a play list I just listen to what Pandora feeds me or RadioBDC (radio Boston dot com).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Leah,

      How’s the coverage with Origins VitaZing? I’ve haven’t played with it yet, but I’m curious.

      Have a great week!

      • Leah says:

        Hi Karen!

        The coverage is great. It’s one of those times where you go to remove your makeup (I use Burt’s Bee’s wipes) and wala! You see something that looks like foundation on the wipe but it was just the VitaZing! I love it. I prefer to use something in a tube when I travel so it works well (I travel a lot for work). It’s not super heavy and it smells so yummy, but not cloying.

        • Karen says:

          Thanks for the 411, Leah. I’m always on the hunt for natural-looking face products that aren’t obvious so I hope Origins has a color that matches my skin tone.

          How often do you travel for work? It’s been ages since I’ve been on a work trip and I’m itching to go!

  9. Katrina says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Somewhere in between! I prefer a satin finish.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation in M80 was it, but I’m on the hunt for something lighter
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Mum in looks & interests, Dad in personality & aspirations
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Nope!
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? I’m not sure I ever have!
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was black with strange white stripes and a reverse high-low hemline
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? “And how does that makes you feel?”
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? To my elbows as well!
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Many times :)
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “The Times They Are a-Changin’” – Bob Dylan, “Landlocked Blues” – Bright Eyes, “Cold Day in the Sun” – Foo Fighters

  10. Tennyoceres says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Can I have both? Not too matte and not too glossy? Well, I’ll go with matte when I can. I have thick lips and I don’t need gloss to make them any fuller -_-

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    Make Up For Ever CoverFX! My shade changes every so slightly with my tan/the weather but man it’s like perfect.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    People say I look like my mom but act like my dad.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    Yes. My grandma ‘visited’ me in my dreams right after she passed away. Granted I was a kid so I didn’t really understand the symbols of ‘touching’ light and looking away just yet.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    I was probably 11 or so.

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It was wine red/purple and totally boring. A column gown that seemed to cover everything but my arms. I really had no style or wardrobe imagination in my teens XD

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “It’s okay.”

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    My hair used to be down to my lower back when I started high school. I realized after I while I was devoting more time to maintaining my hair than being a teenager, so off it went.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Yes! Back when Serramonte shopping center had that totally unsafe fountain in the middle. Jumped in with my Sunday best as a kid. No regrets.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    Kendrick Lamar – B*tch Dant Kill My Vibe
    Justin Timberlake – Suit and Tie
    Keek Da Sneak – That’s My Word

  11. Rose says:

    I have been really busy the last few weeks, which is why I haven’t been around, and I am in a really bad mood this a.m., so thank you Karen for doing this every Monday morning…. I need the distraction.

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Love both!

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I have three now, depending on the occasion. Chanel Vitalumier, Le Teint Touché Éclat, and Cle de Peau Silky Cream ( I REALLY did not want to like this because I gasped at the $$$, but I love it!)

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My Mum. I share her dry sense of humor.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? My Mum claims I told my parents that my Amah (paternal grandmother) tucked me in one night and told me to be a good girl and listen to my parents, etc., etc.. She had died a few days before in Asia and had never spent any time in the US alive. Weird. However, I don’t believe in ghosts.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? A year ago – to help a kitten stuck for two days in an evergreen.

    6. What did your prom dress look like? Long, lean, with a bustle. Very Vogue. My drag queen friends made it for me, but I am sure I didn’t look like a Vogue model!! :)

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? “Frontal lobe is not fully developed yet, frontal lobe is not fully developed yet… (In regards to my hormonal, emotional, and argumental tween.)

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? To the bum.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Hell yeah!!

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Thrift Shop (it’s stuck in my head), Heaven (Depeche Mode’s new song), Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)

    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome, Rose. Thank you for taking the time to pop in and say hello. I hope that your day gets better!

      P.S. Love how you described your prom dress! It sounds gorgeous.

  12. Laura says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Matte!!!!! I used to be a glossy lips girl when I was a bit younger, but I’m over that.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Not yet.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? I look like my dad very much but I guess my mom and I have the same type of personality.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Have you ever seen Santa?

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? A looong time ago, I was skinny enough to do that back then.

    6. What did your prom dress look like? In my country we don’t have proms, we can only admire the very original dresses the girls wear at this occasion on TV series.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Chacun son fun. (If you’re able to translate it properly, let me know)

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? In the middle of my back I think.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? No but I would looooooove to! I need to do it someday.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Tough one… let’s start an early cosy morning with any song from Colbie Caillat. Then “Heaven must be missing an angel” by Tavares for an afternoon of shopping. And to end the evening with some romantic cuddling with my man, let’s listen to “Autumn Leaves” by Eric Clapton.

  13. Laurel says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? In between, I like a bit of a shine with my lipsticks!
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I think I may have just found it-MUFE 117. I held off trying that foundation for fear of it being too heavy and cakey, but yet it’s my perfect match and I can make it lighter coverage!
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? I’m immediately in the middle. Every single solitary trait of mine is smack dab in the middle of both of my parents. I also look like no one in my family.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? I don’t think so….
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? When I was in third or fourth grade, my friend convinced me to and then I was afraid to come down. Never again…
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was blue, empire waist grecian inspired with spaghetti straps
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? It used to be hella until my school friends (I go to school in Boston) made fun of me :( Now I guess it’s “legit” or something like that
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? To my waist. I miss it :( Had to chop it all off because it was unhealthy
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? I always wanted to jump into the one at the Great Mall in Milpitas and pretend to be one of the fishies squirting water
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “fun fun fun” by the beach boys, “perfect day” by hoku and “mirrors” by jt

  14. 1. Matte or glossy lips? I usually go glossy. I’ve tried some of the matte looks that are hot right now but I end up putting some sort of balm on them to give a little shine.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Chanel Teint Innocence in Gentle Ivory. It was devastating when they discontinued it. Not of the other foundations they carried could cut it.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Neither. I’m more like my paternal aunt and grandmother.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Not that I’m aware of.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? So long ago I can’t even remember.

    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was sleek and sparkly and was ombre turquoise to blue. I really loved it. I called it my mermaid dress.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? It’s not my fault! This is in reference to all the weird things I’m feeling and doing while pregnant. I’ve had constant breakouts, sleepless nights, weird eating habits, grumpiness, etc so I just say, “I’m sorry but it’s not my fault!”.

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? A little past halfway down my back.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Yes. I went to Indiana University and there’s a huge fountain in front of the theater. It was tradition to go wading in it at some point in time while you were there. I know I got into a few in Disney World as well.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “One Sweet Day” Mariah and Boyz II Men because Hubby’s grandpa passed away last week, “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive” by Travis Tritt for similar reasons and because the weather was absolutely gorgeous and “I Know You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift because it was on my playlist that was on while we worked on the nursery this weekend.
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  15. Twyla Munden says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? – Glossy all the time, but at work, vaseline lip thearpy..
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? It would be combining Bare Escentuals Med Beige & Fairly Light together and using with the Kabuki brush. It hides my pores perfectly.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? A perfect mix of both – My moms giving personality and my fathers warped sense of humor (sarcasim actually)
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Yes. I’ve awoke to the same old lady standing next to my bed with her hand reached out near my hand – as if she touched me which woke me up.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? never – we didn’t have trees where I grew up (seriously)
    6. What did your prom dress look like? A home made white mermaid dress with sparkly panels – closest look of a wedding dress I’ll ever wear. lol
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? “Sweet Smurfs”… as I try to stop swearing so much
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? down past my butt in high school – currently to middle of my back
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? nope but there’s always a 1st time
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “She doesn’t know” Sean Paul makes me get all dancey, “Stay” by Rihanna which I crank up and “Try” by Pink which I lipsync as if in concert every time… lol

  16. Gimme that pie! :-)

    1. Matte or glossy lips? No way I could ever pick! One day matte, the other glossy?

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Yes! All Bourjois foundations in 53 light beige match my skin perfectly.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Physically I guess my mom, but as far as personality goes definitely my dad. There’s a picture of them on my blog right now, so feel free to check it out and tell me if I am right :-)

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? I hope not. And I if I ever did I can’t remember ;-)

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Woah, years ago!

    6. What did your prom dress look like? Black, with plenty of cleavage on show and a split leg.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Loooooooove! (to the boyfriend :-))

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? When I was 16 or 17 my hair was a bit longer than it is now, and it was like halfway down my back.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Nope. Did fall into a pond once though, does that count?

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Fighter by Chistina Aguilera – A thousand years by Christina Perri – Potverdekke by Mr. John.
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  17. Kim says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? The same as you. If it’s formal, then matte. Any other time, it’s glossy.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? My fave so far is Tarte Smooth Operator in Agent 4 (I’m sure I haven’t said that 100,000 times so far). :)
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My father – we’re both more outgoing and prone to exaggerating for entertainment’s sake (in stories to friends, not in real or serious situations).
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Just in the movies!
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Less than a year ago in Pompei. It was to pick some oranges. For the cameras and amusement of my friends, of course!
    6. What did your prom dress look like? Like a strapless Jessica McClintock 1988 wedding dress, since that’s actually what it was. Not my best decision.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Serenity now? HAHA! PS I always pronounce your name as Mon-tre-shard. Is it actually Mon-tare-ree-shard? Or other? :)
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? It was mid-back in late HS/early college.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Yes, several times, but just the ones with shin-high water.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Stupid Girl, Say it Ain’t So, Crying. It was a very bad weekend. :(

    • Karen says:

      Oh no, Kim. :( I’m sorry to hear your weekend was rough. I hope that it gets better for you this week!

      • Kim says:

        Oh, thanks! It was work-related and something I should have trusted my inner skeptic about. I hate foolish mistakes that hurt other people. Luckily, I’m not usually one to dwell, so things are looking better already! :)

  18. Christine says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Matte, I hate when my hair sticks to my lips!

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    I’ve come close – it’s Cargo’s liquid foundation in F10/soft ivory. I’m really sad I can’t afford it right now.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    My mom.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    No, but I have been on a ghost hunt on Mackinac Island. Some weird things happened. My BFF is pretty sure she saw something in a hallway, though.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    When I was 16 or so? We had the perfect climbing tree at the second house we lived in when I was growing up.

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It was a corset-top with an a-line shirt — skirt and inset of the corset were a black/red duo-tone sateen fabric, the corset and ribbons were black sateen. All handmade for my Clothing classes my senior year.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “I’m fiiiiine…” Usually heard after a suspicious THUD or WHACK. I’m clumsy.

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Like you, about my elbows/small of my back. I had a haircut nightmare right before I moved away for college and only went in for trims after that. My hair stylist called it “Mermaid Hair.” :)

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Yep, Millenium Park here in Chicago has Crown Fountain made for running around in. It even has faces that spit at you.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    Star Wars March of the Empire (I played a lot of LEGO Star Wars this weekend…), some traditional Irish music, and Thrift Shop.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Christine,

      Have you ever tried lip stains? They’re great if you don’t like getting your hair caught in your lip products.

      • Christine says:

        Yes! I’ve only used the CG ones so far, but I love them. I feel much more comfortable wearing them to work and out for lunch than lipstick. And it’s not sticky!
        I’ve also found patting a matching blush or translucent powder over lipstick makes it less sticky.

        Do you have any recommendations on stains?

        • Karen says:

          Oh yeah! I love that trick of patting a powder over lipstick. I used to do that all the time in the ’90s when matte lips were the thing. I’ve never tried blush, though. Must investigate! Thank you for the tip. :)

          Okay, as for lip stains, I really love the MAC Pro Longwear Markers that came out a few years ago, but unfortunately they were limited edition. YSL makes some awesomely long-wearing one called Glossy Stains that are really cool, but pricey. On the drugstore end, NYC’s are really good, although I do find I have to reapply often.

          • Christine says:

            Thanks for the info–I’m sad those MAC Markers were only limited editions, they’re so pretty!
            I used the blush trick on Valentine’s day and it helped make my go-to Clinique lipstick last all night (and through several cocktails!).

      • Leah says:

        My favorite in the lip stain category are the chubby looking pencils by Tarte! Little bit of mint too to freshen your breath. I have a pet peeve against vanilla in my lip products so this works well.

  19. Steph says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Glossy or semi-matte.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    Yep! Estee Lauder DoubleWear Powder Makeup in Ecru.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    Probably my mom, but I have my dad’s temper.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    I think so. I saw a translucent young girl at the foot of a driveway when I was about 12 or 13. She was wearing one of those old-fashioned sailor outfits that girls used to wear in the 1800s or early 20th century.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    A long time ago, if ever!

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    Aqua/turquoise and kind of Grecian-style. I really liked it because most of the other girls wore poofy dresses so it was a bit unique.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “Meow” ??

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Right now — past shoulder-length.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Nope! I’ve been tempted to though.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    “The Lovecats” by The Cure (watched a lot of kitten cams!), “Rivers of Babylon” by Boney M (also watched some ancient era documentaries), “Happy Birthday” (was my husband’s birthday on Saturday.)

    Have a good Monday, Karen!
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  20. Trude says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? I’m an in-betweener, I gradually ditched lip glosses in favor of tinted lip balms and glossy lip sticks. Everyday look right now usually involves one of the Maybelline Baby Lips colors, they’re just enough for work.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Not really, but I think that’s more about my issues with my skin than a product problem. ;) Right now I’m actually combining two to get the right shade.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? I’m a total carbon copy of my mom, although I have a few bits of my dad here and there.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Not seen, but I had a similar experience like you. I woke up in the middle of the night one time, wide awake and scared to death that someone was in the room with me, and then my head was filled with loving memories of my grandparents and I knew it was okay, they were just checking on me.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? It’s been years, but I still have the scar!

    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was a gorgeous dark plum with glitter sparkles all over, a halter that tied at the neck and came down into a mermaid bottom. Loved it!

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? “It’s pronounced like true-dah.” I have to explain my first name all the time! And that’s okay, it’s Norwegian and I don’t expect Americans to know!

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Probably about mid-back when I was a kid. I’ve been growing it again and it’s the longest it’s been in years now, and I love it!

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Nope, too scared of authority!

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “Walkin’ on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves, “Sweet As Whole” by Sara Bareilles and “If I Ruled the World” by Jamie Cullum
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  21. Natasha says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Glossy!

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    Not yet. They’re all too dark, too orange, too pink.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    Mom, for sure.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    No, but I saw a rainbow right after my cat, Josiah died.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    a loooong time ago!

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It was the 1980s and I found a cream GunneSax lace confection at a thrift shop! Floor length. It could have been a bridal gown, but I loved it!

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    Awesome. I do live in SoCal…

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    I had my hair short my whole childhood so as soon as I had the freedom to take care of it myself, I grew it down to my butt… only to chop it off a few years later into a chin-length bob.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Not jumped. But I did rest my hot and weary feet in the fountain right outside the Louvre.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    AfroCelt Sound System: Whirly Jig, I’ve Got the World on a String sung by Frank Sinatra Guy at the park where I work, On the road again by Willie Nelson
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  22. Dominique says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Definitely matte but I also love glosses

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? No I haven’t but I must say that I never tried !

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My father

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Well, difficult to say, not seen but maybe heard grrrrrrrr

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Did I ever ? lol

    6. What did your prom dress look like? This didn’t exist when I was a student in fact ;)

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? I am bad !

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Not so long, on my shoulders maybe

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Yes !

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Just one from Lilly Allen starting with an F so I won’t tell any further, I was in a very bad mood ( as always :) )

  23. Oh man! You dropped En Vogue and SWV in one post! This is why you are bomb.

    1. Matte or glossy lips? I like semi-glossy lips, like when you’re taking a break from lipsticks/glosses and just swipe on a nice balm.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Lancome Tient Miracle in Buff 4 is the best match I’ve ever found.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My mom, definitely. We have the same sense of humor and get along like close friends.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Karen, your answer here gave me chills! I’ve never seen anything, but I’ve definitely FELT things. In our old place, I swear there was something in our bedroom. I couldn’t sleep for months. I read a message board where a medium was explaining how you can communicate with a spirit to let it know it’s scaring you. I felt like everyone thought I was kooky, but I know what I felt. I did what the medium said and I swear, I never ever felt the presence there again.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Too long ago! I used to live in them as a kid. Every time I see a magnolia, I think about climbing it!
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was a long, midnight blue number with spaghetti straps. I still think it’s pretty because there wasn’t anything over the top about it (like feathers or metallic panels)!
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? “Oh holy night” when I hear crazy/surprising news and don’t want to swear, lol! Love your last name, Karen! Sounds super cool, like you belong on a detective show!
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? My bum; I used to sit on it back in my early 20s! I’m growing it back out long again b/c for me, it’s easier to manage when it’s long and I can throw it up in a messy bun versus having to actually style it. Have you ever tried to style fine hair with no texture? It just hangs out like a tween at the mall.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Not yet!
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? This weekend it would be all lullabies because I was sick and did a LOT of sleeping!

  24. Emily says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    I agree with you Karen, matte for work and serious things and glossy for fun, but I rock both equally for school!
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    I think I am pretty close but unfortunately not quite perfect yet
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    I think I am a pretty even split but I have a lot more of my father’s tendencies in my work/school life. I’m more like my mother in social ways.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    Nope!
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    Oh gosh, must be years ago!
    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    Oh I adored it – white tulle skirt with black glitter polka dots and a black satin sweetheart bodice, with a hot pink rhinestone belt.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “You don’t know what you don’t know”
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Probably right now, its almost at my waist!
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Nope, but it is on my bucket list!
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    Well it was my roommate’s birthday party so it was a party playlist weekend…
    Celebration – Kool & The Gang
    Like We’re Gonna Die Young – Kesha
    We Are Young – Fun.

    Haha this one was super fun, thanks Karen!!
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  25. camille says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? glossy. matte never looks right on me. :(

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? oh, bobbi brown knows her stuff! but she’s getting pricey for my broke behind. (oh, budget cuts!) i’ve found a cheaper alternative with revlon’s skin foundation. pretty close, but it’s not as perfect as bobbi’s warm natural.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? i’m my father’s daughter. although….my husband says i get more like my mother, each day. *sigh*

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? i’ve never seen one, but i do remember this one time: my good friend’s mother had passed away. i had rosaries from the philippines hanging on my room door knob. it was 30 days after she had passed and it was around 6 am, about the time she had passed away. the rosaries kept knocking against my door, as if someone had moved my door. but my no one had been in to check on me (my mom does that to this day. i’m almost 30). usually it would stop after a few seconds, if someone did check and move my door, but it kept going. i finally said, “please stop.” and it subsided. i never told my friend. it would probably break his heart. he misses her every day.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? i don’t climb trees. i’m too much of a scaredy cat.

    6. What did your prom dress look like? it was long and had a ball gown kind of look to it. my dad hemmed my dress (oh, to be petite!) and i had to tape my boobs since the back was open. i think i still have it in my closet. i didn’t eat for a week because it was really snug. hahaha. i worked at mcdonald’s, so i kind of gained weight my senior year.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? can’t recall anything, right now. probably name spelling. people always second guess “domingo”. yes, like sunday, en espanol.

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? down to my booty! i would sit on it sometimes. i miss it being super long, but it’s just a headache, especially in the desert.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? no. i’m not that adventurous.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “brass monkey” -beastie boys, “take it easy” -the eagles, “more than words” -extreme

    happy monday! hope it’s productive and not a garfield monday :)

  26. Wendy says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Glossy! I’ll wear a pink or nude gloss for daytime.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Unfortunately, no. I think it’s because most are either too yellow or dark. My face is considerably lighter than my body (especially in the summer months), making it difficult to decide which one to match.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Goodness, I would say I’m a mixture of both. My looks favor my father slightly more.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? No. Honestly, don’t believe in ghosts.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? When I was a child…

    6. What did your prom dress look like? A red Belle gown. It was a true southern look.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Try not to hurt yourself. (Yeah, I have six children! ha)

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Almost elbow length.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Yes, in Philly on a hot summer day. Felt the need to lysol myself head to toe afterwards!

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Everything to Everyone – Everclear (work related)
    Walk – Foo Fighters (hitting the gym after months and months away)
    What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (living and enjoying everyday life with my husband and family)

  27. Linnea says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Both. Matte for sophisticated, glossy when its fun-hair-down-time.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I think so? I love YSL Teint Miracle, colour Ivoire 2 (C). It is super nice, looks great and stays really well, its just a bit expensive so I only tend to use it on special days or when I really need it :)
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My dad, for sure. We have the same logic. Its why we couldn’t ever argue with eachother when I was younger (or even now). We would agree with eachothers arguments.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? No I don’t think so.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Oh man. A long time ago :) I did it in shorts, and that was the last time.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was a strapless black satin A-line, with some gorgeous red/orange beading in the torso area. I actually got it shortened later and still wear it every so often.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? That’s perfect. (not sarcastic, I just tend to use that phrase a lot)
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? I think in Uni it was down to my belly button. WAY to long, and I won’t go back there. I have chest-length hair right now and I’m considering lobbing it off (oh the pun).
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Hmm, I don’t think so. I’ve definitely been tempted by a few in Rome..
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Oh wow! Little Pistol by Mother Mother, Someone Like You by Adele, Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson, and a party song, just don’t know which one :D

  28. Patty says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Matte.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    Bobbi Brown’s Warm Beige.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    My dad. My mom was kinda quiet and calm, where my dad was very outgoing and always joking around. They had a lovely balance.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    No,and don’t want to, either.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    Used to do that a lot when I was a kid, since I was a major tomboy, but not in a very long time now.
    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It was a steel blue column, the bodice was criss-crossed, not cut too low, with kind of wide straps over the shoulders. Pretty simple, really.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “Just do it”, but only to myself. I’m a great procrastinator.
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    To the middle of my back when I was a teenager. It’s now in the middle of my shoulder blades, but really needs trimmed.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Nope.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    I like to listen to Native American music by Carlos Nakai when I have a quiet weekend, so, any of his music. It’s very calming. In fact, my cats and dog all settle down and seem to like it, too. :)

  29. Maria says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Glossy. I don’t like the feeling of Matte. The look is fine but the feeling is too dry.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Only when I’m mixed some Smashbox colors and that’s not really something I can replicate.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? I look like my mom. Sometimes, I’ll turn in the mirror and see her – it’s scary.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? I like reading other people’s answers but mine is a bit creepy. I walked into a place where someone took their own life and who did not like me (not 24 hrs after) and I was haunted for a bit until I figured out what I did wrong. I’m in touch with the spiritual side of things only to the extent that I need to be so that scared me and I don’t like remembering it now. I’ve had last moments with people on their way to wherever they’re going as well (after they’ve been pronounced dead) and those were a blessing. So yes, I have.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Probably 10 years ago.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? LOL 1991 – It was white, about 5 inches above my knee satiny and had a tulle train that went to the bottom of my calf. It was pretty but it was definitely a late 80s/early 90s dress!
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Andrew, sit down. Andrew put that down. Andrew, do you want to go on time out? Andrew I’m going to count to 3. Andrew…. Andrew…. Andrew…..
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Past my belt.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Of course! There used to be amazing fountains in downtown SJ to play in and I loved it. Late 70s…
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Spongebob Theme Song, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme Song, repeat….

  30. Melissa says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?: I really cannot stand the feel of gloss on my lips, so matte, or a semi-matte, all the way. However at the same time MAC mattes are way too drying. Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique is the ideal texture imo.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?: Yes! Dior Nude Skin, not sure if there’s anymore to the name. But the lightest shade. It’s perfect for me.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?: My mother, definitely.

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?: Never.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?: Middle school?

    6. What did your prom dress look like?: I didn’t go to Prom! Either one of mine.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?: “It is what it is.”

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?: My lower back. Way down there.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?: Never!

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?: This is tough one! I can’t choose just three. I love Kissing Families by Silversun Pickups, Tricky by Run-DMC, and I can’t pick a last one!

  31. Katherine G says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    ~I like slightly glossy lips – they look healthy.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    ~I’ve been loving BB cream lately because you don’t have to us a lot and you don’t have to worry about matching perfectly. BB Cream by Garnier is great and comes in an oil-free version with pore control now, and I love Olay’s CC cream because it has the anti-aging stuff in it.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    ~Probably my dad in terms of body type and attitude towards things. I realized I get anxious when my mother gets anxious or rehashes things we’ve already discussed. My dad is tall, thin, and Italian with very dark skin and hair. I have the coloring of both parents with skin lighter with an olive/golden tone even when winter pale, dark hair with natural red/gold in it, and green-hazel eyes (a combo of my mom’s green eyes and my dad’s dark brown eyes, I guess).

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    ~No, but I do make sure when I do post-mortem care on deceased patients that I have a coworker with me. I was rather traumatized for a while from my preceptor leaving me in the room to do post-mortem care by myself and dead bodies tend to make funky noises when moved around….

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    ~Not in a while. Not too many good climbing trees around here! The trees at my old house in Montgomery County were perfect for makeshift tree forts.

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    ~Never went to prom – but the wedding dress I picked out in under 10 minutes 2 weeks ago is beautiful. It is strapless with a very small train, soft white with a lace overlay, and the bodice criss-crosses lace to look corset-like. It’s very simple looking and perfect for me. Not a fan of dresses that are full taffeta and have tons of detail.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “Statistically speaking…” or “According to this study I read…or book I read…” hahahaha.

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    ~Down past my hips, I was so relieved when I donated a foot and a half of hair to Locks of Love because I had serious headaches from the braids and ponytails. My hair is very very thick, so when it’s long and unlayered or not thinned, it’s heavy!

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    ~I think when I was younger – but they were at water parks! Never did it in a public fountain.

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    ~Caribbean Blue by Enya (a slow, chill song – I worked Sunday and my Saturday off was spent resting).
    ~Trenches by Pop Evil (describing my job as literally being in the trenches at work – I am the frontlines at times for the patients coming in the department. I also deal with the yucky stuff a lot).
    ~Mermaid by Train (I was thinking about my cruise this past October and my time in the Caribbean wistfully.).

  32. Rachael says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Matte. Glossy sticks too much to my “Hermione” hair
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Nope. I am ridiculously pale.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? Height wise my father but I look so much like my mother.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Nope.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Last week for my forestry class.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was an orangey-gold mermaid style with ruffles with a slit so I could walk, with a rouched bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a corset backing. Looked great with my slight tan from a week of field research in the Bahamas.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Conditioner. I go through so much trying to tame and detangle my “Hermione” hair
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Down to my elbows. I had that length for field research so I could just pull it all into a braid for it to stay out of my way for research dives
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Surprisingly not.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? “Shipping up to Boston” by the Dropkick Murphy’s on St. Patricks day
    The song at the end of Hotel Transylvania, I love kids movies!
    The Lord of the Rings soundtrack that I always listen to when doing homework

  33. Suri says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Glossy for everyday and everything!
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? I am really loving the Tarte Amazonian clay foundation but I’m still perfecting my application.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? I definitely see shades of both in myself but I think I am more like my mom.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Yes as a little kid. I also feel things as well.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? Never. ever.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was an A line dress. The top bodice was white and from the waist down it was all back. It was actually really pretty.
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Listen..I think I preface half my sentences with that word.
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? Probably right now. It’s a little bit below my boobs. I really need a haircut though the ends are so scraggly.
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? Yes. It feels so great in the summer.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? I’m so tired-The Beatles X3..I was really out of it this weekend!

  34. Christina says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? glossy!
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Yes! MUFE HD Foundation in 116..but I’m always on the lookout for a better one :)
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?I’ve never met my father..so I’m going to say I take after my grandfather in personality and I think some of my mom in looks.
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?no
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?when I was about eightish
    6. What did your prom dress look like?I couldn’t go my prom…but if I did, I would’ve wanted a classic cut light blue dress with a sparkle belt:)
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?”I’m partially deaf, so if I don’t respond, I just didn’t hear you”
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?To my waist,and it was a NIGHTMARE to deal with!
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?No, but I’ve run through the sprinkle fountain things..
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? I can’t listen to music like most people..so I’ll pass on this one :) Hope you and Tabs are doing great Karen!

  35. Monica says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Glossy

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream in No. 23, but it works better in warmer weather. It’s not moisturizing enough in the winter.

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    I’ve never thought about that. A mix of both. My mom’s looks and fashion sense, and my dad’s legs and common sense!

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    No, but I’ve had that prickling-hair-standing-on-end feeling sometimes in certain creepy places.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    Probably when I was around 5 years old, and it was a guava tree in my parent’s garden.

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It had a red top and a long white skirt with a mermaid hem.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    “Cor-rect!”

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Just below the shoulder blades. My mom always used to cut and perm my hair when I was a kid and getting it to grow any longer was futile.

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    Not yet!

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    - NCIS theme song (there was a marathon on TV)
    - “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry (my 4-year-old daughter’s favorite song that she plays constantly)
    - “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton (because I’m away from my family right now)

    Thanks for such a great blog, Karen! I can always rely on getting great suggestions from you since we have the same skin tone! :-)

  36. Maddy M says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Balmy..? Is that a level of sheen? I pretty much wear lip balm around the clock, not glossy but not matte either.
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? No, I’m fair with pink undertones but most brands carry shades that match mine but the undertones are always yellow, not pink.
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? My mother! We tend to have the same reactions in social situations. Which isn’t the best thing…
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? Can’t say I have. I’ve felt a presence, a chill, before maybe but never saw anything.
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? About 6 months ago at a BBQ. I ate my burger perched on a branch.
    6. What did your prom dress look like? It was floor length, ballerina pink satin with a very low back and a chiffon ribbon that tied midback. The front was prettyyyy low cut with rhinestones detailing the edge of the fabric at the neckline. It was VERY girly and completely out of my tomboy comfort zone. If I had a do-over I would probably go for some sort of short of Herve Leger bandage dress. A little edgier… It was gorgeous but too much satin. Blech!
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? ‘It’s Maddy, with a Y.’
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? RIght now-ish, Mid/Lower upper back area…
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? YES. Loved it.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    ‘When Can I See You Again?’ by Owl City, ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ by Lit, and ‘Good Life’ by Kanye West :)

  37. Olivia says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips?
    Matte all the way!
    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    I feel like that’s impossible since your shade changes so much! I have at times but they don’t work anymore! I love Jouer’s Matte Moisture Tint and UD Naked Skin!
    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    Both! The good parts are from my dad, though ;)
    4. Have you ever seen a ghost?
    No!
    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    Probably close to 10 years ago with my siblings in the front yard of our house in California, soon after moving here!
    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    It was emerald, had a long skirt, and jewels under the boobs! (sounds weird but looked great!)
    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    That’s a hard one…I can’t even think!
    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Probably elbow-length when my arms are down. That’s what it was before I cut it last month!
    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    nope, but once someone put soap in the universal studios fountain and I touched the bubbles? lol.
    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs?
    I don’t think there’s a song to explain that, so I’ll just say my 3 faves: stay by Rihanna, All around the world by Jbiebs…hahaha, and Pink’s new song with Fun.’s lead singer!
    Olivia recently posted … Tangerine Tuesday #19: Flower Beauty Eye Of The Tiger Lily Nail Polish

  38. 1. Matte or glossy lips? matte, I have full lips go glossy sometimes feels just too much.

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade?
    no, somehow my south american asian and european infused skintone never found her match…

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father?
    mommy dearest :)

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? yes I have, and it was rather comforting and a one in a million experience.

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    never, gravity and me ar not good friends…Those uneven gymnastic bars made me quit gymnastics, I rocked the rings and mat, but when I had to swing myself up in those uneven bars, my behind would drag me right back down… it was quite traumatic actually lol

    6. What did your prom dress look like?
    As a Dutch girl I did not have a prom, but I do have a stunning yellow prom gown which I intend to wear on my next Disney trip. It looks a lot likke Belle’s dress.

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often?
    So I say….

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair?
    Halfway my back, it is that long now :)

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain?
    nope..

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a p
    laylist of three songs?
    I was down with the flew, so I guess:

    Creep by radiohead, the dragging rhythm of the song was kind of how I felt

    K’s Choice not an addict (I was looking forward to taking my flew medication lol)

    Learn to fly by the Foo fighters when I was getting to feel better

    love these polls! Big hug from a Dachshund mom ;)
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  39. Lorraine says:

    1. Matte or glossy lips? Satin, please

    2. Have you ever found your foundation holy grail/matching shade? Yes, but It got discontinued I can’t remember, it was prescriptives, though

    3. Whom do you take after more, your mother or father? looks-dad, personality- mom

    4. Have you ever seen a ghost? no but I don’t need to see them to believe

    5. When was the last time you climbed a tree? at least 20 years ago!

    6. What did your prom dress look like? the weirdest Jessica Mc Clintock print in blue and ivory satin

    7. What’s one phrase you find yourself repeating often? Kids, we need to leave the house earlier to get there on time!

    8. What’s the longest you’ve ever had your hair? to the Elbow length

    9. Have you ever jumped in a fountain? no but after that Go-go’s video, I have been very tempted! they made it look so fun

    10. How would you describe your weekend in a playlist of three songs? Under Pressure by Bowie and Queen, Town Called Malice by the Jam, Breakdown by Tom Petty

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