Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 272

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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. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Absolutely love it. Mint green clothes, makeup, accessories… Mint green for me, please.
  2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Filling in my brows, for sure. They sort of fade away at the halfway point on each side, and I feel like filling in the sparse parts strengthens my look and draws more attention to my eyes.
  3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    Sugar and Spice, the latest book in Lauren Conrad’s L.A. Candy series. Brainless, yes. Fun, absolutely!
  4. Something you did last weekend?
    Watched the new Star Trek with El Hub.

    Eh…I liked it. Didn’t love it, but I liked it. It was loud! Full throttle, action-packed the whole time. I kind of felt like I was being yelled at by the screen and left the theater totally exhausted, but there’s always great styling and makeup in Star Trek. I’d go just for that.

  5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Thankfully, NO! What a nightmare.
  6. Favorite comic strip?
    The Far Side! Always loved Gary Larson’s weird sense of humor…
  7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    Sunglasses and shorts. I’m super picky about both!
  8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    Nay! But thank you for asking.
  9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    A fantastic black mascara. Right now for me that’s Chanel Le Volume de Chanel.
  10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    I’m not picky when it comes to napping. I can practically sleep standing up, but I’ve gotta go with the living room couch.

    Sometimes on sunny Sunday afternoons I’ll also catch a few “Z’s” in my hanging patio chair on the back deck.

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

Le List

1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
4. Something you did last weekend?
5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
6. Favorite comic strip?
7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?

What time is it where you are? What are you up to now?



Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Agata says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    LOVE, love, love. Totally obsessed. Nail polish, eyehsadows, accessories!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Filling in my brows and putting on mascara.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    I don’t remember. I have not been reading a lot of any books recently.
    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Went to see The Great Gatsby, totally loved it, went to a bowling fundraiser.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    I don’t think so.
    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Not a big fan of comics.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    Some colorful tops and I have been wanting a new pair of fun flat sandals.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    Nope. But I don’t like low raise either. Mid is perfect.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    A flattering blush, it makes a huge difference.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My bed. Couch when I am really tired.

    Happy new week, Karen. I love that chair in your picture!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      Happy new week to you too! That chair is my favorite chair, although Tabs has taken it over. I got it from Pier 1 a while back. There’s also a table that goes with it where I usually keep my snacks, LOL!

      Yay for finally watching Gatsby! I’m going sometime this week. :) Did your hubs like Star Trek?

      • Agata says:

        It looked like it came from Pier 1, I love that store!

        You have to see the Great Gatsby! DiCaprio was really good in it, I think.

        Hubby said it was ok, “a decent movie but disappointing as a Star Trek movie” lol

        • Karen says:

          We have a Pier 1 in our town in the same shopping center as Target and Sephora. I pop by there all the time just to see what’s new! I could seriously spend hours in there. They have lots of cute stuff for cat ladies, haha.

          So I might get to watch Gatsby tonight if I can get everything I need to get done, done. Here’s hoping! :D

          Are you working today?

          • Agata says:

            The Pier 1 by me is pretty far so I don’t go there very often unfortunately.

            I did work today, crazy busy day. Did you go to see the Great Gatsby?? I hope so!

  2. Tania says:

    Karen,
    What was your fav Star Trek makeup look?

    Le List
    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it in small doses like on the nails or a bit on the eyes. Love it with navy blue!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Using an eye primer, it looks so smooth and lasts a long time. Also putting shadow on top of liner.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I’m reading “Beautiful Creatures” and then I’m going to read a book called “A Hypnotists Love Story”.
    4. Something you did last weekend? My mom and I are helping with a wedding. I am gifted in matching colors and fabrics they needed my help bad! Let’s just say taupe doesn’t look good on someone with fair skin and fair hair.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No I only hike on trails.
    6. Favorite comic strip? With mom I always read The Far Side and dad and I enjoy Family Circus. I had a science teacher who LOVED Calvin and Hobbs.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? I’m searching for something to clothe my bottom half without proclaiming to the world whether I wax or not!
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? yes I’m all about retro.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? a moisturizer with sunscreen!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My chair and a half is between two windows. It’s like having a window seat.

  3. Jenna N. says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? I love it on other people but don’t tend to gravitate towards it for myself.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Eye shadow primer and eyeliner!

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I read Bridget Jones Diary a few months ago. It was okay.

    4. Something you did last weekend? 5 year college reunion with my dear best friends!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? I don’t think so.

    6. Favorite comic strip? None

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Wedges!

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Yay if styled well.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? I feel like mascara makes a big difference for just about everyone

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? Just my bed.

  4. Natasha says:

    Going to see Star Trek next week-end. It sounds like the perfect movie for hubby!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    LOVE it! I’m wearing a mint green blouse right now… it goes really well with my pale coloring and red hair.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Eyebrows. Mine are really fading and sparse…so amping them up with make-up makes a huge difference.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    I can’t remember… must find one… I think the last one was in December… I’m overdue.

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Planted stuff. Repotted plants that needed bigger homes, got all those cuttings the neighbor gave me into a pot, and put sunflowers along the side hedge.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Not in the woods. BUt the last time we went to Joshua Tree, the trails weren’t being maintained due to budget cuts and we lost the trail — and wandered around for 5 hours trying to find the car… we had enough water for a 3 hour hike…it was bit scary the last hour… it was August and I was really tired and thirsty… the car looked like heaven when we finally found it!

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Love the Far Side! I also like Pickles.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    Sandals! Going shopping tomorrow.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    If they have tummy control, then I’m all for it.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Sunscreen. Makes a difference long-term in the amount and depth of wrinkles… and of course, skin cancer isn’t pretty either, so that’s another reason to wear sunscreen every day.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My corner of the couch. It’s a reclining couch and every time I sit there, the kitties come sprinting to jump on me. And we all sleep in a happy pile.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Natasha,

      He will LOVE it. It’s a very dude kind of action film. :)

      Good luck with finding sandals tomorrow. What kind are you thinking about?

      • Natasha says:

        Trying to find something cute but with good arch support. I have plantar’s fasciitis so I’ll accept frumpy as long as my feet can breathe and they don’t hurt… but Orthaheel has some cute shoes… will find out tomorrow if they have the right support. And Dansko has some nice styles, too and they’re usually comfortable.

  5. Alice Ann says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it! I think this is the first year I really noticed it, but I got some fantastic nail polishes in the color, and recently bought Nars Barrow Street eyeliner which is beautiful.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Blush,it makes me look alive.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I recently found a copy of Bridget Jones’s Diary and read it on a whim, it was really fun.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Worked. Today is the beginning of my actual weekend. I have to study for a final, but may take a little break and go to Sephora to check out the new Josie Maran cheek gelee.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, but that sounds absolutely terrifying.
    6. Favorite comic strip? It’s a toss up between Calvin and Hobbes and the Far Side.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? I wouldn’t necessarily say “missing” but I’m looking for a new pair of sandals.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Love them, but they have to fit perfectly.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Concealer.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed, it’s so comfortable. In the summertime I open both windows so there’s the most amazing breeze while I nap.

  6. Savannah says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Eyeliner…I look sleepy without it.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Probably Sweet Valley Twins Hahaha!
    4. Something you did last weekend? Went to the aquarium.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No lol.
    6. Favorite comic strip? I used to like Marmaduke a lot.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? A cute, summery blazer.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Cute from the front but total mom-butt in the back.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Lipgloss
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? Work hahaha ; )

  7. Lorraine says:

    1. Mint green: depends… needs to have a touch of grey not too pasty white or cool and then I am in! But I have to say I love it in foods. Food that is colored mint green- Princess cake and Baskin-robbins Mint Chip, for example, I always go for in a big way!

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Eyeliner, most definitely. Feel naked without.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Don’t enjoy most of those types of books, but I do love awesome kid and teen lit. Princess Diaries series(not altogether brainless and cheesy but so fun) counts, right? Then it would have to be the Wives of Henry the Eighth which is history that reads like a trash soap opera.

    4. Something you did last weekend? My Daughter’s tap show and school play.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? I love to NOT go camping!

    6. Favorite comic strip? no to comics, yes to Graphic Novels. The Popularity Papers Series is my current fave.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Maxidress strikes the fear of god into me, yet something tells me I need to go there.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Yea! think Katherine Hepburn and you know what I mean.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? a great serum loaded with antioxidants plus some heavy hitting sunscreen.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? Man! I miss naps.

    What time is it where you are? What are you up to now? 11 am and up to my eyeballs in housework and laundry that’s piled up.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lorraine,

      It’s 11:26 right here in NorCal and I just stepped off the treadmill. From here on out, it’s writing, writing, writing. :)

      What housework do you need to get done today?

  8. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Good morning, Karen. :) It’s almost 11am here. I just finished makeup and putting my hair up for work. But of course I can’t do anything else before checking out the Monday Poll!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    I love it. My male friend wore a casual mint tee at work yesterday and I thought, wow, it looks good, even on him! I want this color to stay!!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Curling my lashes. I feel like they open my eyes more and I love that.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    Fang from the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. To be fair, it IS a teen read and I’m starting to grow out of books like that, being in my mid 20′s.
    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Worked overtime at the call center so I can comfortably enjoy visiting family back in CA in August!
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    No. But being lost would freak me out to the end of my days.
    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Aah! I don’t know! But I remember pulling out the comic strips of the LA Times when I was younger.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    ..mint-colored clothing haha.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    mmmm nay.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    eyeliner!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    The couch. I want a couch.. or a beanbag.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Julia,

      Good morning to you too! :) I hope you had a nice weekend. What did you do? On Saturday I ran, puttered around the house, went to the mall and then watched Star Trek. Sunday was family day — had belated Mother’s Day lunch with my fam.

      • Julia Alkaseltzer says:

        I spent most of my weekend working at my call center job, but I am glad to have friends at work to push through at work together. I did spend all Friday out of my apartment though – I went to a pizza place to celebrate my friend’s birthday, and I also watched Star Trek! I enjoyed the movie, and I’m a fan of Simon Pegg who plays Scotty, so it was also great watching the movie with him too!

  9. Lauren Sutherland says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?

    I LOVE it. It’s fresh and summery and looks great with everything. But i hate mint chocolate chip ice cream.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Eyeliner. I have medium-smallish eyes with really long lashes and a little eyeliner in my outer upper lashlines makes a world of difference in opening them up.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?

    Gosh, I can’t remember. Probably the 19th book in the Janet Evanovich series. They’re silly, but i’m always cracking up when i read them.

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Studied all weekend for a Mycology exam. Fungus is incredibly boring, but i’m only 3 weeks away from graduating form college!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Not totally lost, but I have gone on unplanned detours before. I have a great sense of direction luckily.

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Dilbert. It’s the original Office!

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    Loose slouchy t shirts. All mine have seemed to have disappeared.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    On me, NAY. On some girls, i think they can look great.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    A really great multitasking eyeliner like Urban Decay’s 24/7 in perversion. Super black, smudgeable, sets quickly, and is excellent for the waterlines.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    I am incapable of napping. I literally can never nap during the day.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lauren,

      Woo hoo for your upcoming graduation! Have you decided what makeup you’re going to wear yet?

      Good luck on your mycology exam!

  10. Dominique says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Like it !

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? My lipsticks, bold or not it makes a difference

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Actually none

    4. Something you did last weekend? I listened to Barbra Streisand, an old CD where she sings with Don Johnson ! :) Great !

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? Oh yes, it happened a long time ago

    6. Favorite comic strip? I don’t know

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? A summer handbag maybe ?

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Definitely a fragrance !

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? In my bed

    I love this photograph with Tabs, really fab !:)

  11. Yogirl says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it, I have mint green carpets in my bedroom and a smaller one in my living room.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Brows and mascara, I get my lashes tinted on a regular basis.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I’m more into crime and thriller but currently I’m reading Diana Gabaldon’s last time traveller story, I have read the other books as well and I want to know how the story develops.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Today was a national holiday, I just saw The Great Gatsby in 3D (my first 3D), great clothes and fantastic actors, I can really recommend it.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, but more or less lost in the dunes when my mom and I searched our car for an hour.
    6. Favorite comic strip? I’m not into comics.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? A few shirts, but It is 12 degrees celsius and raining here so I use my boots and my cashmere sweaters.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? No!
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Mascara, and more important good skincare and enough sleep.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? No, my sofa is too short, so I regularly choose my bed.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yogirl,

      Oh, mint green carpets sound lovely. What other colors do you have in your bedroom and living room?

      • Yogirl says:

        Hi Karen,
        my furniture is light wood (maple), white walls but with some colorful pictures.
        The furniture in the living room is white and also some maple.

  12. Denise S. says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it! I’m wearing Essie’s first timer mint green nail polish right now. And I have a cute pair of mint colored jeans. I rocked this color before the trend.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference
    in your makeup look? Eyeliner opens up my eyes.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Notorious Nineteen the Stephanie Plum series book by Janet Evanovich. Really funny
    4. Something you did last weekend? Hubby had to work so I ordered takeout and did some de-cluttering around the house.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No thank heavens

    6. Favorite comic strip? Not really into comics, I like Dagmar and Heloise when I do glance at them.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? I’m blessed with lots of clothes and accessories so I don’t need anything.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Yea I really like not having to worry about butt crack, lol. But not so high that they look like Moms jeans.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? A good lipstick

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? Never could nap well. When I’m up I’m up. If I’m napping I’m probably sick or extremely exhausted.

  13. Denise S. says:

    Heartwarming picture of you and Tabs!!

  14. Melissa says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?: Leave it! Just doesn’t work with my coloring.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?: A couple coats of mascara, definitely!

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?: Haven’t read much for pleasure lately, I can’t remember!

    4. Something you did last weekend?: Celebrated my graduation from grad school!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?: Never.

    6. Favorite comic strip?: Peanuts.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?: Nice trouser shorts.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?: Nay

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?: A good face cream or dry oil.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?: My bed, not too interesting!

  15. Megan says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? BB cream, or eyeliner.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I can’t remember, I’ve been reading Game of Thrones for the past few months!
    4. Something you did last weekend? Went out to Mothers’ Day brunch with my mom.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? Yes, and it was awful.
    6. Favorite comic strip? Calvin and Hobbes.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Pretty much everything.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? A good foundation or BB cream.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? I don’t usually nap, but when I do it’s on the couch.

  16. Let says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it! I have to be slightly careful with mint green clothings though.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Translucent powder. My T-zone is a mess without it.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I never bought this kind of books, so, none.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Went to a street fair near where I live.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No.
    6. Favorite comic strip? Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Comfortable flat sandals. My last year’s pair somehow destroyed my feet this past few weeks.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Probably nay.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Gray eyeliner.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? None really.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Let,

      Speaking of translucent powder, have you ever tried MAC Blot? It’s great for controlling oil.

      • Let says:

        Hi Karen,

        I haven’t tried MAC Blot. Maybe I should try it sometimes.
        Strangely, I use MAC foundations and each time I’m in the local freestanding store, the artists never offered me to try the Blot Powder. They keep pushing the Prep and Prime powder on me…

  17. Lisa M. says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it! It makes me happy.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? lipstick in a beautiful color
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Jess & the Stinky Cowboys, read it to my children
    4. Something you did last weekend? Mom visited from NC. We went shopping, talked, watched The Hobbit and Pride and Prejudice. We had a great time!
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, but would pretend to get lost to add adventure to the walk we would take in the fall. It was fun!
    6. Favorite comic strip? Family Circle, grew up reading it.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? tank tops, outta of shape arms say they will stay missing.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? nay, feels like maternity pants
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? a great mascara!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? no, not a nap taker.
    What time is it where you are? What are you up to now? It is 3:00 pm ET and I am going back outside to finish planting flowers. I love all the colors and fragrance.

  18. Maria says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it in the Coach handbags but wouldn’t buy one because I wouldn’t get enough use out of it.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Foundation. My skin has been getting some ugly dark spots lately. I need to go to my dermatologist :(
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Wow, probably a Beverly Lewis book about the Amish. It was a love story….
    4. Something you did last weekend? Got my nails did
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, I’ve never been lost anywhere. I have an amazing sense of direction and wonder how it would feel to get lost but not in the woods; that’s got to be so scary.
    6. Favorite comic strip? I’m with you, the Gary Larson comics are hilarious. I used to by his books and they’re lost in my older boys’ room. I’ll ask for them soon just to have a few laughs again.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Everything. I’ve been on meds that make me gain weight for a while. Summer is not a fave anymore
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? NO THANK YOU
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? A set of good brushes
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? In a dark area. I used to sleep at work too. My friend and I shared a cube and it was set up so that I could lay on the floor and no one knew. I’d lay down and she’d cover me. I was pretty newly divorced and 29 (had been with the guy since I was 16) I had my kids every other week, you better believe I was partying when I didn’t have my kids! Thank god those days are over!!!

  19. Trisha says:

    Aww, look at that happy kitty. :D

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?

    Love it! I really need to get more mint green things.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?

    Mascara. I look like a nut without it.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?

    I’m not sure, but I do read a fair amount of Harlequin Intrigue books. Does that count? ;)

    4. Something you did last weekend?

    I went to farmers markets and got a lot of baked goods and they were tasty. Cupcakes, kecks, mini cherry pies. It was awesome.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?

    Probably. ;)

    6. Favorite comic strip?

    Online, it’s Extra Ordinary. You should check that out. It’s adorable. (http://www.exocomics.com)

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?

    A good sundress. I have dresses. Just not what I’d call a “sundress.”

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?

    Hmm…yea?

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?

    Mascara! Reasons are above. Also, sunscreen and lip balm.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?

    Nope, because I hate napping. I can count the number of times I’ve napped in the last year on one hand…
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  20. Tina Lashley says:

    Le List

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Totally love it.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Eyebrows, hands down. Mine get more sparse as the years go by, so I totally have to watch out for them.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Haven’t done one in a really long time
    4. Something you did last weekend? Rested a lot after minor surgery
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, thank God
    6. Favorite comic strip? Not a fan of the comics
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Shorts. Need some really bad.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay…not so cute on my petite frame
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Primer
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? Across my bad with a throw and the fan going

  21. Emily says:

    I’ve been waiting all day for this! Here it goes!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Totally love it! Especially for the warmer weather!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Hmm this is a tough one. I think that eyeliner really changes my look drastically.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    Oh I can’t remember! But I should look for a new one to start!
    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Last weekend I went shopping with my Mom, very fun!
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    I have been a little lost at my cottage but its on an island so I couldn’t have gone far.
    6. Favorite comic strip?
    I don’t read any comics or the paper to be honest.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    A blazer. That is missing from my entire wardrobe!
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    I like them on other people but I am way too short!
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Mascara, hands down. And lip balm!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    I don’t nap really but if I did I would pick the beach :)

    Thanks for these Karen! Happy Monday!
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  22. camille says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    LOVE….on other people. i just can’t do it. :( i like it, but i can’t get myself to buy mint green. i’m a warm colour kinda gal.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    curling lashes. it opens up my eyes. i don’t do it when i’m lazy, but if i want to look extra pretty, i take the extra 5 minutes to curl my lashes. gosh darn this stick straight asian hair!

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    “wallbanger”. it’s a humourous trashy romance novel. it was pretty funny! and steamy, so it was a good read :)

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    learn about macro econ…still studying. :( job hunt within the next two weeks. i need to work to get out of this rutttttt.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    no! i don’t go out into the wilderness too often, but when i do, i’ll go with The Man. he was a boy scout and he knows about all those outdoorsy stuff (ah-choo!) so i’m in good hands, when i do go out “roughing it”

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    GARFIELD! i love that crazy orange cat. if we ever get a cat, The Man and i agree: we would love a cat just like garfield. <3

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    more tank tops. i don't like the simple wife beater looking ones. they're too….boring. i'm pretty particular about prints and fit, so i tend to pass up a lot of tank tops. and….i can't justify a $20 tank top. i hit up the second hand stores! still hurts to spend so much on something with less material. :(

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    never really tried it, but nay. i know it would make me look taller, but i just haven't found a pair that works for me. :(

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    good moisturizer. with SPF! i keep telling my sis to get one with SPF, but she's all like, "i'm dark already, so i'll be ok." ugh. us golden skinned people still need sunscreen, even if we don't burn!

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    i like the living room couch. a few times, i tried taking a nap in our bed, but i got too cozy and just took a longer nap! a couch gives you the rest, but lets your mind know that it's not a good long term sleep, like a bed.

    happy monday, karen! word up to tabs! i saw a grey tabby in our neighbour's window, and instantly thought of your kitty!

    p.s. thanks for the star trek heads up. we haven't seen it yet, so it'd be nice to prepare for the constant action. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Camille,

      Tabs says WASSUP! LOL

      He’s sitting next to my desk, intensely grooming his tum. It’s a tough life.

      So, when you go watch Star Trek definitely remember to get some snacks before the movie! The only thing that kept me alert was eating popcorn.

  23. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    On my nails, yes. On clothes…not so much. It makes me look a bit strawberry-ish.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Brows or eyeliner. My brows are wee sparse in places from trichotillomania, so a bit of brow filler goes a loooooong way. Ditto with eyeliner!

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    The Fallen Series. I’m on book three. It’s like Twilight but with angels. BRAINLESS.

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Take photos of tons and tons of flowers when walking Zena. The tree pollen count is so high that I really shouldn’t be out, but all of the flowering trees are soooo pretty!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Yes, WITH MY DAD. In the Rocky Mountains. He kept saying, “We aren’t lost. We aren’t going up a mountain.” Guess what? We were lost AND GOING UP A MOUNTAIN. Men.

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Marmaduke! I love Marmaduke. Most of them remind me of Zena in some shape or form. If it isn’t Zena, it’s one of my other dogs. That comic is a riot.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    More shorts and dresses.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    I think if it’s done right, yea. On me, probably not. I have mile long legs in the first place. No need to make them longer!

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. My dad went to PaddleFest over the weekend (it’s a kayaking and canoeing thing) and forgot his sunscreen. Guess who came home with a moderate first degree sun burn on his neck, ears and face? Yep, that would be my dad. And, guess who’s a big baby when it comes to applying the aloe vera? MY DAD. He whines and he yells the entire time I am applying it. Such a baby.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My bed. I have three words: Egyptian cotton sheets. You’d want to nap there too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate,

      Nice to hear from you. :) How are you and Zena doing? Is she enjoying the nice weather?

      • Kate & Zena says:

        Well, Zena has been doing her best to bring all of the pollen indoors, let’s put it that way! Rolling in the grass is her new hobby. She is in dire need of a bath!

        Oh, and somehow she thinks my taking my inhaler means it’s walking time. Even if it’s 4 AM and she’s sleeping with me. Crazy dog, that one!

  24. Emily says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Like it, I’m really in between on it. Usually I go for a more tailored, slightly graphic look so it isn’t a color found in my usual rotation.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Eyeliner- I have fairly bold brows and lashes that liner really pulls them together.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    I can’t remember- cheesy isn’t normally on my rotation either :/
    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Went to prom- I’m a high school teacher so the fiance & I were chaperoning.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    No. Thankfully.
    6. Favorite comic strip?
    The Far Side :]
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    Shorts. I have mixed feelings when I buy them.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    Yay. I live in high waisted pencil skirts as is.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    On the couch- or anywhere where both of my dogs will curl up with me.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Emily,

      I have mixed feelings about shorts too. I’m really picky about them, ugh!

      Hope you’re having a nice Monday. What subjects do you teach, btw?

  25. Meg says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Love it, I actually wore a mint green dress last week & I’m on the hunt for a mimt green statement necklace :D

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Mascara, my lashes are so straight and pointing down, I need that little lift from a trusty eyelash curler and a good mascara.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    Hmmm….I’m not really into that kind of books but if could choose it would be Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Stay at home (throat infection and fever aghhh) and my boyfriend came to visit me yesterday, we spent the day watching a marathon of 24.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    No! TG

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Does manga count? LOL Naruto Shippuden.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    Another pair of denim shorts, a coral dress, statement necklaces and a denim/chambray dress.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    Nay it doesn’t flatter my figure but thanks.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Mascara! (Currently using: Covergirl Clump Crusher)

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My couch living room or my bed :)

  26. Trude says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love!! Of course green is my spirit color so I’ll take almost any shade, except maybe chartreuse. :)

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? I’m a natural Viking blonde, so doing mascara makes the biggest difference since my lashes are blonde (I tint my brows when I get them waxed, so that’s a close second, especially when I’m due for another appointment).

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? The graphic novel version of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. It was such a quick read, I’m glad I got it on sale!

    4. Something you did last weekend? Hung out and BBQ’ed with friends of my BF’s and played with their two adorable little girls. It was a pretty great afternoon/evening.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, luckily!

    6. Favorite comic strip? Get Fuzzy. It makes me LOL pretty much every day.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Shorts. It’s time I caved and got a decent pair. Especially considering it’s already been over 100 degrees and it’s not even June!

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Great on long-torso gals. Otherwise, natural waist is usually good enough.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Decent concealer.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My parent’s couch. It’s a trap, you’re not meant to ever get up. ;) (Love that photo of you and Tabs, so sweet!)
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  27. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Looooove it!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Ha! Wearing it! I’m not a big make-up wearer, but when I do, woo-hoo!
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I tried to get through “50 Shades of Grey” but it was the absolute worst piece of drivel that I’ve ever tried to read that I stopped halfway through it.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Laundry! And we had a sleepover with my older daughter’s bff, and there was a visit to my parents and Grandma.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? NO! Thank goodness!
    6. Favorite comic strip? “Garfield” is always good for a giggle.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Sandals and a bathing suit. I’ve lost 25 pounds since last year, yay, but now I have to go bathing suit shopping, boo! LOL!
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? NAY!!! Nay, nay, nay! NAAAAAAY!
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Sunblock! And the perfect red lipstick!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? The living room sofa.

  28. Elle says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    LOVE. So much love. I totally want that dress Katy Perry wore to the Grammys (I think?). Too bad I look nothing like that, but still…minty goodness!

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Eyeliner. Otherwise I look tired.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?

    I haven’t read anything brainless in a while, but I’m on the lookout for something brainless for sure this summer. Just finished The Marriage Plot though.

    4. Something you did last weekend?

    Housesat with the bf and watched Iron Man 3. So good!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Noooo…thankfully not.

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    The Far Side! Always loved Gary Larson’s weird sense of humor… – Agree!

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    A good pair of shorts and a light colored maxi dress. I’m obsessing over finding the perfect white maxi dress…

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    Nay times 10. I’m short waisted with a bigger chest and high waisted pants make me feel like I don’t have a torso at all.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?

    A really good red lipstick.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    A good couch with either my bf or a dog or cat who would like to snuggle.

  29. meredith says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love it!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Mascara. Can’t leave without it.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Don’t remember. Guess its time for some sugary, brainless reading.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Caught a cold.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No
    6. Favorite comic strip? Calvin and Hobbes
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Shorts.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay on me.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Mascara.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? Any nap is a good nap, but I think couch is the best for me.

  30. BeautyMaven says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? LOVE IT!!!!!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? OMG Mascara. Can’t live without it.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? 50 Shades hahaha…. yeah.. I’ll admit it.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Had a guy at a bar grab my face and kiss me. And not in a romantic way lol.
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? Never felt lost in the woods.
    6. Favorite comic strip? Zits haha
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? White skinny jeans.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay. They only work on skinny gals with hips and how many of those do you know?
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Moisturizer is a must!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed =)

  31. Patty says:

    Love the pic of you and your baby…SO sweet!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Leave it
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Eyeliner
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    Hmm, don’t remember. I love mysteries, so I read anything Jonathan Kellerman writes.
    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Went to an Art & Craft Fair
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Nope, I live in the woods. I’m literally surrounded by acres of forest. Love it!
    6. Favorite comic strip?
    I also love the Far Side!
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    New tees
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    No
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Blush
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My bed with my cats & dog. If I take a nap, they think they should, too.

    What time is it where you are? What are you up to now?
    It’s 6PM and watching Midsomer Murders on Netflix. Love those British mysteries!

  32. That pic of you and Tabs is presh!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? LOVE IT!
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Mascara. Without it, I look like I’m asleep.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I’m currently reading The Carrie Diaries and it qualifies!
    4. Something you did last weekend? Relaxed and had a mini-marathon of Bate Motel. We leave for vacation tomorrow and I took today off to pack and get organized, so I’ve been on vacation in my mind since Friday at 5!
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, but for someone who has the worst sense of direction in a car, I have a great sense of direction outside of them! I used to go for walks in this wooded nature preserve with my fiance and I would always be able to get us back. I’d be like, “See that tree with the 3 leaves that look like King Triton’s crown? That’s where we turned left.” and my fiance would be like, “Ummmm…not really but ok!” :)
    6. Favorite comic strip? Garfield and Family Circus. Garfield is a crabby mofo!
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? White boot leg jeans! Can’t find a pair that fit the way I want them to.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? OMG NO. Not only does this look awful on me, it’s SO uncomfortable when you sit down to have the waistband digging in! Low rise for life!
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? A great blush! Blush is the easiest way to look healthy and youthful.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed! Nothing Compares 2 It. ;)

  33. *Bates Motel, not Bate, doy!

  34. Suri says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Love, love, love.
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Concealer. I go from zombie to human in 2 seconds lol.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? 50 shades of gray. So bad but so good.
    4. Something you did last weekend? Celebrate my dad’s birthday. Good times!
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No that sounds so scary!
    6. Favorite comic strip? Peanuts.
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Sandals and sunglasses. I need some pairs ASAP!
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay.
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? A great neutral lip gloss. Great with all kinds of makeup looks.
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? The couch. Nothing like it.

  35. 1. Mint green: love it or leave it? I like it
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? tightlining and curling lashes
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I’ve recently been indulging in fun YA dystopian series like the Delirium trilogy (AWESOME–if you haven’t read this one, I highly recommend it. I think you’d really like it, Karen :D) and the Matched trilogy (it was okay). Now I’m reading the Mortal Instruments books. So far, not bad!
    4. Something you did last weekend? had quality family time. It was awesome :)
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? Nope!
    6. Favorite comic strip? Garfield
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? A cut sun hat
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Looks crazy good on some people but not me!
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? The perfect shade of blush that just really brightens up your whole face and makes you look glowy and gorgeous!
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed :)
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  36. Janelly says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Love it!

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Some sort of foundation.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    50 Shades of Gray. So embarrassing…

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Had a sisterly shopping date with well… my sister

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    Nope

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Does Archie count?

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    More dresses!

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    yay!

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Blush

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My bed.
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  37. Chelsea says:

    I love this picture of you and Tabs!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Leave it.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? I agree with you on eyebrows! Also, undereye concealer! My skin is pale enough that it’s basically see-through, and I have very dark blue veins on the inside of my eyes.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Deadlocked – the 12th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. The 13th/last book just came out, I need to finish the series.

    4. Something you did last weekend? I went to a game night at Zack’s former coworker’s house, which was really fun! We had a bonfire too. We also went to the arcade.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? My parents live in the middle of the woods, but I’ve never gotten lost for too long!

    6. Favorite comic strip? Peanuts! I also love Mutts!

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? A lot of things! I’m putting off shopping until I snag a new job. I’ve also just lost 6 lbs, and am hoping to lose more, so I’m in between sizes right now.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Yay when I was thinner! Nay right now.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Undereye concealer. I use a combination of my BB Cream (Missha – I only apply it where I need it) and Maybelline Dream Lumi.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed, preferably with a cat. I napped on the living room floor today, and was joined by both Quincy and Jiji. It was a great afternoon!

  38. Amanda says:

    It’s 9:20 in LA and I’m parked on the couch with the hub watching Breaking Bad

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Love it. But in moderation. I’ve been loving it on nails and with nudes (wardrobe-wise) lately.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    A bold lip. I’m usually a makeup minimalist (concealer, foundation, blush, bronzer, mascara, balm), but as soon as I put on a bold lip, it takes the entire look from errands to a fancy dinner or out dancing :)

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    Probably the Nora Roberts Bridal Quartet. It was super cheesy, but as a wedding planner, I loved it.

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    This past weekend? We were entertaining the hub’s best friend so we went to Lure, Supperclub and Busby’s. We don’t get out much so it was a nice change of pace.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    No! My idea of being outdoorsy is a shopping spree at The Grove.

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Garfield. Definitely.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    I just invested in a bunch of sundresses, so I have that covered but I would like a navy blazer and a couple more maxi skirts and dresses.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    I used to love high-waisted leggings but I’ve strayed away as of late. I feel like they can either go very right, or very, very wrong.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    Diorshow Mascara. I can’t live without it and no one should have to.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    Bed or by the pool. Preferably by the pool.

  39. Aida says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Leave it. It’s just not my kind of color :).
    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Definitely mascara.
    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? Gosh, I’m not sure… I’m more into biographies and science stuff (Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, stuff like that) so I might have been in high-school the last time I read a cheesy book. I used to love these little books that were a mixture of French history (think Louis XIV era) and romance. There was an entire series of them and they were pretty cheesy, but I enjoyed them at the time :).
    4. Something you did last weekend? My husband and I went on a 5 mile hike on Saturday and Sunday I’ve picked up some Chanel goodies (stylo eyeshadows Blue Bay & Pink Lagoon and the Azure nail polish)
    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? Thankfully no :). I would freak out as soon as the sun went down.
    6. Favorite comic strip? I’ve never really been a comic book geek…
    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? A cute dress.
    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay
    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Mascara
    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? I seldom take naps, and I mean very rarely. I would have to be incredibly tired, otherwise I don’t like napping because I wake up groggy and usually with a big headache…

  40. Aida says:

    P.S. I forgot to mention another thing we did this past weekend. We went to see the new Iron Man movie, which I found surprisingly entertaining :). I’m not a big super hero fan, but Andrew is all about that stuff so I usually go with him when one of those movies comes out, but I’ve actually enjoyed this one very much :).

  41. Laura says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? ADORE it! I started collecting mint nail polishes a couple of years ago, it’s my fav color on my nails. I do like it for my clothes too.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Eyeliner! I feel naked without it, or incomplete. It’s like putting on my superpower.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I don’t have time to read a lot, so I can’t waste it on those kinds of books that I’m not a big fan of anyway. I like Fantasy or SF better, or I like to read the classics I haven’t had time to read yet.

    4. Something you did last weekend? I went to Marineland which is a theme park about the sea. They have shows with dolphins and killer whales! it was pretty awesome!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No, I know my way around.

    6. Favorite comic strip? Don’t have one.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Maxi dresses.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? HELL YEA! It shapes your curves so much better and gives your figure a clean look.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Mascara! So many women don’t use it, I can tell!

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed or couch, not in public anyway!

  42. Karen4 says:

    Hi Karen! It’s been a looong time, but so glad to be back reading your blog. I’m a little late to the party, but here goes on yesterday’s poll:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? Don’t love it, don’t hate it. The color doesn’t really go with my NW20 complexion. However, I am really intrigued to try Nars makeup look using Barrow St. http://www.narscosmetics.com/the-latest/how-to-films/from-summer-2013-color-collection/summer-2013-color-collection.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Toss up between concealer and filling in my brows. (The curse of being over 50!)

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? “Sushi for Beginners” by Marian Keyes.

    4. Something you did last weekend? Took a long walk with my hub downtown (Charleston) on an early Sunday morning, stopping for coffee and sitting outside. The air was scented with jasmine, and the light breeze was just heavenly. I love the architecture here, so the view is never boring!

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? No!

    6. Favorite comic strip? Don’t really read comics anymore, but I used to love Bloom County. Opus the penguin and Bill the Cat were hilarious.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? Kitten heeled black dressy sandals.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? Nay! I’m short waisted, so mid-rise is best for me!

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? Sunscreen. You gottta keep the canvas for makeup in good condition!

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My bed.

  43. Ru says:

    Doing this a little late!

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it?
    Not really. I know its having a moment but it feels like something I’d rather eat than wear.

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look?
    Mascara. With out it any eye look looks incomplete and also it makes me look sleepy without!

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read?
    I think it was something like How to Have An Affair about a woman who has an affiar (not too creative huh?). It wasn’t too brainless, not too intelligent either.

    4. Something you did last weekend?
    Spend time with my little cousin and sister (who aren’t so little anymore). They make my life but they live 250+ miles away.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods?
    H*&% no, I don’t put myself in those situations because I’m a city girl and would never make it.

    6. Favorite comic strip?
    Archie! Now- reading The Walking Dead. I used to read X-men back in the day, as well as some Batman and Superman.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe?
    TONS of things. I’m not really a trend person, but there are some things I really need to buy. Wedges, pajama pants, the pajama like pants that are narrowed at the ankle, a casual blazer. It doesn’t help that i hate shopping. When I do buy things though they last forever.

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay?
    I feel like if you have no tummy this works great for you. It depends on the fit but mostly no.

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs?
    The right shade of lipstick. I’m not big into lip products but the right color will just do wonders. It’s worth finding and buying over and over.

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap?
    My bed. Don’t really have too many nap friendly couches in my home. This makes me wish for a hammock…

    Karen- on your #4- I think I liked the movie more because they screamed my last name: KHHHAAAANNNNN!!!!! :)

  44. Tiffany says:

    I love that pic of you and T! :)

  45. LauraA says:

    I LOVE the Far Side comic with this–it’s my favorite of all time. :)

  46. Lulle says:

    1. Mint green: love it or leave it? It’s a spring only color for me

    2. What’s the one thing that you feel makes the biggest difference in your makeup look? Mascara. It just changes everything.

    3. What was the last really sugary, brainless, cheesy book you read? I don’t read much chick lit at all… probably the Devil Wears Prada!

    4. Something you did last weekend? See a ballet.

    5. Have you ever been lost in the woods? Yes. In the snow, with ski boots and only one ski. Long, painful story…

    6. Favorite comic strip? I can’t say I have a favorite one.

    7. Something currently missing from your summer wardrobe? White tops

    8. High-waisted pants: yea or nay? YES. High-waisted pants are way more flattering for girls with a thin waist and large hips than low rise!

    9. What’s one beauty product every gal needs? A good moisturizer

    10. Do you have a favorite place to nap? My couch!
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