Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 273

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for May 27, 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. Around what time would you wake up naturally if you didn’t set an alarm?
    It depends a lot on the light in the room. Nowadays, I wake up just before six, right about the time the sun comes up.

    Of course, when I stay at hotels with those cool-@ss, real-deal blackout curtains, it’s ON! I can literally sleep until noon in a pitch-black room.

  2. How long are your fingernails right now?
    About a quarter of an inch past my fingertips, and quite frankly they’re driving me CRAY! I need to trim them desperately, but I’ve been lazy…
  3. What’s something beauty something beauty-related that you think you’re pretty good at?
    Curling my hair. I’ve been doing it since I was 13. Large-barrel curlers with clamps are my weapons of choice.
  4. Would you rather be on stage or in the audience?
    On stage!
  5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    Grass-covered hills in the distance and old oak trees. I see a family of finches in the closest tree quite often, too.
  6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Half-full, most days.
  7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Dressy shorts, about midway down my thigh, but I’ll take my beach shorts super short! I figure, might as well while I still can.
  8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    Canned dog food.

    When I a teenager, I was in charge of feeding our lab, Bell, every morning, and the smell of his food always made me gag.

  9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    You know it! Guerlain Terra Nerolia.
  10. Are you a hugger?
    Definitely. :) I hug strangers, friends and people who look like they need a little cheering up.

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

Le List

1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
2. How long are your finger nails right now?
3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
7. How short do you like your shorts?
8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
10. Are you a hugger?

Oh, yeah! Happy Memorial Day. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. ”May your smile and your hair be extra big today”. That is awesome, haha :-)

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Between 7;30 and 8:30 I think.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Medium length. How vague, right, lol :-)

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Smokey eyes

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Depends what it is I’d have to do on stage… :-)

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? Lake Geneva and the French Alps. Yep, I feel VERY lucky :-)

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Aaah, half full of course!

    7. How short do you like your shorts? Hotpants short!

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Cigarette smoke. Ewww!

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Yep. Smashbox’s Hint of Bronze.

    10. Are you a hugger? Nah, I am not very touchy feely.
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  2. Laura says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Around 8am.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Average long, you can see some white.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Doing my eyeliner. Anywhere, anytime. Always looks even and is never messy.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? If I am on stage it must be because I’m really good at doing something up there. I know I make people laugh a lot all the time, so I’d be a standup comedian. Being in the audience is just so much easier though.

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? The windows of my neighbours in the next building.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? I keep it half-full most of the time.

    7. How short do you like your shorts? I don’t wear them much, but if I have too it’s because the weather is crazy hot and I have no choice. I’d say short to mid-thighs.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! I’m not that sensitive with my nose I guess.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Hell Yea! Everyday of my life!

    10. Are you a hugger? Not really no. I’d rather kiss people right away lol!

  3. Laura H says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    7ish. It’s embarrassing. I used to be able to sleep until noon in college.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Maybe an eighth of an inch (the white bit).

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Um.. showering? Seriously, the rest of it I have to really work at. Acquired skillz, yo. (P. S. that’s why I love your website!)

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Audience, most of the time.

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    The houses across the street. It’s not terribly photogenic in these parts.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Half full.

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Nonexistent – as in, I will avoid wearing shorts at all costs. If it’s too hot for jeans, I’ll find a long maxi skirt.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    Pig shit. Soybeans. Cows. (We just drove through Illinois, can you tell?)

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    It’s a holiday Monday. I’m not even wearing pants.

    10. Are you a hugger?
    Yes! But I try to know the person pretty well, otherwise I feel awkward afterwards.

  4. Yogirl says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Around 7-7:30
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Short, my hands look better with short nails.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Giving myself a pedicure.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? It depends on the kind of performance.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? A big tree with red leaves where doves and other birds are sitting and a short distance behind some other houses. It feels like living in a tree house sometimes.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half-full!
    7. How short do you like your shorts? No shorts for me, thanks.
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Someone who had too many drinks the night before and cold cigarette smoke…
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? I never wear bronzer.
    10. Are you a hugger? Yes, I hugged my niece last weekend.
    Happy Monday everyone! I’m looking forward to the Bruce Springsteen concert tomorrow evening, The Boss is simply the best :-)

  5. Lisa M. says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? 7 am
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? just past my fingertips, I like them at a natural length
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? lining my eyes with eyeliner
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Audience
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? grass, trees, blue sky, our neighbors house
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half-full, to me that means something can be added to make it full, whereas, if it is half-empty that means something has been taken away
    7. How short do you like your shorts? mid-thigh
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Mayo, never liked it or the smell of it
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No, not sure how to use it
    10. Are you a hugger? yes, it depends on the situation

  6. Christina says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? School class schedules have really messed with my sleeping cycle XD Right now, I’ll groggily wake up at 6:30 am but, if I can, I’ll try to stay in the sheets until 10am.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now? They’re probably about an inch off my fingers. I’ve been taking fish oil supplements recently and I guess they’ve been working! My nails are usually really weak and break sooooo easily. I was even using Nailtiques products to help out.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? I think I’m finally pretty good at nail polish painting! When I was younger, my nails would look streaky and uneven but I’m slowly getting there :) I want to get some thin paint brushes to get the nail shape more crisp.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Performer! Especially if it involves dancing!

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? Our little strip of garden, a mountain off in the distance and the tops of the roofs in the neighborhood. The view at my childhood house had a GORGEOUS view, though. We had a huge backyard and you could see the vastnes of a canyon.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? It’s usually half-full.

    7. How short do you like your shorts? Mmmmmm I’m still a bit shy so it’s usually slightly above the knee unless it’s ridiculously hot then whatever’s comfortable!

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Lysol Baby Powder Scented Spray. My parents would spray that in the bathroom all the time so it would be this suffocatingly concentrated smell of the stuff. Now artificial baby powder scents just make me cringe.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? I’m makeup free right now. Just one of those stay at home days, y’know.

    10. Are you a hugger? ABSOLUTELY! I love hugging people and receiving hugs. I think the world needs more hugs and huggers.

  7. Leigh says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Around 7
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Short-just below the tip. Trying to grow out a run of peeling and flaking.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Hair..braids, fishtails, flat iron, curls…bring it on!
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Performer, definitely!
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? Someones garage door! We live in a rental townhouse neighborhood.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half full
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Mid to upper thigh, depends on the occassion ;)
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! canned tuna fish. NASTY!
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No.
    10. Are you a hugger? Not initially, but yes with close friends.

  8. Dominique says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? It depends I would say

    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Short

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Having perfect red lips

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Both I think

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? A house and a dog !

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half empty

    7. How short do you like your shorts? No shorts thanks !

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Garlic

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No, the weather here is horrible ( cold, bad, rainy, autumn back in May )

    10. Are you a hugger? Not at all

  9. Lauren Sutherland says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    right about at 7 am. I’ve never been one to sleep in.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Short. I bite them unfortunately.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    matching my ever changing skintone to foundation in stores.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Performer. I like the spotlight, but i don’t crave it.

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    the Puget Sound and Blake Island. I’m lucky to live right on the ocean.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Always full.

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Mid thigh. I hate it when they bunch into my crotch.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    dirty diaper. ewww.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    yes i am! I need some fake sun.
    10. Are you a hugger?
    Yes. even if i’ve just met you!

  10. Suri says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? About 8am. If it’s really dark in the room though, I can sleep til 11 or 11:30am.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Maybe about a quarter inch above my finger but I actually like them that way.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Painting my nails. I have gotten wayyyy better and I actually like doing my nails now.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Depends on what I’m performing. I can go either way.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? The street, a medical office, a bunch of cars, and a parking lot.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half full most of the time.
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Maybe an inch above my knee.
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Onions. Even though they taste yummy.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Not yet!!
    10. Are you a hugger? Sure with people I really care about and love. Strangers? No, no.

  11. Linnea says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Lately it seems to be between 6:30 and 7:45. I wish it were later..
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Erm.. probably a tenth of an inch for most fingers except for my ring fingers.. they’re always longer @ 1/4 inch.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Oo.. I’d have to say blending eyeshadows and straightening my hair.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? audience — way more fun for me personally.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? Umm.. My backyard.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? I’d say half full for the most part!
    7. How short do you like your shorts? I’m a variety girl. I don’t feel comfy in anything butt-cheek region, but depending on the function, I go anywhere from 2 inches above my knee to 1 inch below my butt?
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Cooking raw meat, especially hamburger.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No, skipped that this morning.
    10. Are you a hugger? Yes! definitely.

  12. camille says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    7-ish, 8-ish. i’ve trained my body to wake up at a decent hour, even though i don’t work right now. i’m not much of a sleeper. i can keep going with little naps at night, if i have to. but…that ability has dwindled as i am getting older. :/

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    just clipped them a few days ago. they’s about 2mm of white showing. pretty perfect to me! when it gets annoying to type, then it’s time to clip them! :)

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    i paint nails pretty nicely. even when using my left hand. but i don’t really paint my nails that much anymore. i get annoyed with the tiniest chip, and have to take them all off and start over again. LoL

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    i’m an observer. i blame it on my conservative filipino upbringing. my mom is super old school and quiet children were good children. but this has helped out with my observation skills. i tend to notice things that have helped me out in the future (people wise)

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    a tree that sheds and prevents me from opening my sliding door (ah-choo!). and more apartments. if we lived higher up on the hill, we’d have a nice view of the city, but i didn’t even know that there were apts. up there.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    i try to be half-full, but i’m a natural pessimist. :/ i have been training myself to see the upside to things. it helps. bad situations have happened, but i remind myself of the good things that were a part of those bad/grumpy situations.

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    i’m self conscious. it’s difficult to find not too short shorts, especially when i’m petite. the women’s shorts are too baggy in the thigh, so they make me look ridiculous, and the junior’s shorts make me feel like i’m wearing just thick underwear. LoL. i like a good 3-5″ short, but not booty huggers. i don’t like to draw attention. :/ but i agree with you: the beach is a different story. :)

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    older lady perfume. my mom wears “white shoulders”, and my MIL wears “jessica mcclintock”. makes me gag. i think it’s the gardenia, or whatever flower they use in those perfumes.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    no make up today. it’s homebody time with my review Q’s til wednesday. then thursday it’s time to hit up ULTA for the 20% off coupon i have.

    10. Are you a hugger?
    oh, yes. it’s always awkward, though. there are times when i’ve met someone for the first time, and i felt like we’ve bonded, and i’d feel comfortable giving them a hug goodbye, but they go with a handshake. i’ve learned to keep my space. not everyone likes to get too close. :/

    happy monday, karen! hope you’re enjoying memorial day. maybe hug a service person/veteran/one of their family members, if you come across one? :)

  13. Alice Ann says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Usually around 7, but I’ve had a bad bout of insomnia, which means I’m wide awake at 3am.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? I always keep them short.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Eyeliner, especially a cateye.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Audience, I hate attention.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? A gorgeous huge tree, fuchsia bouganvilla in front of my neighbor’s house, birds on the wires-all through beautiful ripply leaded glass windows. I love to sit on the couch and look out.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Usually half full, but sometimes it’s a struggle to see it that way.
    7. How short do you like your shorts? I don’t wear shorts, but I always wear skirts or dresses which are both great in the summer.
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! I have a very sharp sense of smell, so sometimes even scents I like make me gag if they’re too strong. Cigarette smoke always, though.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No, I haven’t in a while.
    10. Are you a hugger? Only with people I know well.

  14. Twyla says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? 8:30am which is great while on vacation but terrible for the workdayz…
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? just past the nail bed but they have to be chopped short tonite as they are starting to fray
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Hair styling whether its curl or straigtened or updo.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? audienc member – can’t handle being the center of attention
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? my patio garden, the parking lot, the overhanging cliff & the building next door
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? half full..
    7. How short do you like your shorts? midway to my knees.
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Cow Poo – driving to the cottage on wknds is thru farmland – holy stinky poo..
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? nope
    10. Are you a hugger? nope.

  15. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Seven hours after I go to bed, every time, so it depends on when I go to bed. Usually about six am.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? A little bit past my finger tip, and they’re a little to square for me. I’ll be giving myself a manicure this evening!
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Eye shadow! Blend, blend, blend!
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? A little of both. I’m a horrible singer, so I wouldn’t want to sing in front of too many people (unless tequila and karaoke is involved!) but I can act or be goofy!
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? Our little back yard, the grass and fence, the husband’s grill, our picnic table, and lately several little blackbirds sneaking food out of the cat’s bowl!
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Full, always!
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Pretty short, I have to say! Too long and you look like you’re embarrassed by your body and it’s aging!
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Egg yolks cooking. Not for me.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Nope, never. I don’t even own it.
    10. Are you a hugger? Absolutely! I’ll hug anyone, anytime, anywhere! I’m a big believer in it.

  16. Daphne says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Super early! It’s psychological … Since I know that I can’t take a nap later in the day.. Lol
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Short and squarish … Suits my style
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Doing my nails … Can achieve salon-like perfection!
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Audience … I used to do pageants … Stage is nerve racking eeek!
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? It depends… But in general people moving, going…. People to meet places to go evidently
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half full mostly …
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Short-short or mid thigh short … More youthful and at 43 I’m conscious about that…staying relevant lol
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, paper mills …. Eeeewwww
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Yup! Lorac
    10. Are you a hugger? Yes… I need it!

  17. Wendy says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Depends on what time I fell asleep. Usually 8AM.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now? As a massage therapist mine are very short and filed down.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Decorating rooms. Choosing paint colors, furniture, lighting, etc… It makes me happy to see a vision come together.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Performing. I’d rather do than view. However….a study came out that showed people watching dancers activated similar muscles “”The fact that our mirror neurons fire when we observe an action taking place explains why we resonate so fully with certain sports and dance, and it tells us that watching violence, unhappiness, and destruction on television is highly detrimental to our cortical health. Also, since our thoughts and emotions are so intricately interwoven in our tissue structures, it means that we will tend to have similar movement, thought, and emotional patterns to those around us. The people you spend the most time around will affect your physical and mental well-being. People who move with pain in their bodies – aching backs, stiff shoulders and necks, arthritic knees, etc. – will activate similar movement patterns in your own body even if you are not suffering from the same pain…yet.”

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? Overgrown grass that needs mowed soon.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half-full

    7. How short do you like your shorts? Mid thigh. Enjoy your short shorts season of life!

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Cinnamon

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No, never. I’ll wear a darker contour shade if I feel puffy.

    10. Are you a hugger? YES! Based on a TED talk based on a study that showed hugging makes people more trustworthy and honest, I now suggest at least 8 hugs a day to all my clients.

  18. Wendy says:

    BTW, I love your picture. You look GORGEOUS!!!!

  19. Jana says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? I’d say around 6:30-7ish! It sucks when you’re trying to sleep in! :(
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Super short! I hate having long nails!
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Um, I guess I can contour my face really well
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Audience member! Don’t think I can handle the pressure of being a performer!
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? The drive way and cars passing by!
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? half full!
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Not too short!
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! .. Wow, I don’t know? I’d have to get back to you on that!
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Nope! I was to lazy to put it on!
    10. Are you a hugger? I’m a BIGGGG HUGGER! =]

    Hope you have an amazing week, Karen! And that the weather is lovely, because Sydney weather is disgusting :( *sends big big hugs*

  20. Megan says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? Around 8:30 AM.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Short.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Picking colors to suit peoples’ skin.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Performer.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? The street.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Half full
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Capri-length
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Mulch.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? No.
    10. Are you a hugger? Yes

  21. Kate & Zena says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Depends when I fall asleep. Anywhere from 1-4 PM.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Pretty long…except for my left thumb which broke below the quick. I hate uneven lengthed nails, so I may cut them all of to nubbins.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Nails!

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Audience member if it’s acting. I don’t mind singing if it’s with other people!

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    Other houses and a quiet street.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    I’m realistic, so depending on a situation I can be half-full or half-empty. I’m generally pretty much a half-full person.

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Enough that it covers my butt when I bend over.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    The smell of fish or skunks. Also, citrus smells. I have horrible memories involving citrus smells.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    Nope.

    10. Are you a hugger?
    Absolutely not. I don’t like being hugged unless I initiate the hug. I don’t even like being touched. I’m a lot like Reid. I’d rather wave to you than shake your hand honestly!

  22. kate says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?

    Probably between 8 and 8:30. Assuming I’d gotten to bed at a reasonable hour the night before.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?

    Below fingertip level. Sort of stumpy…

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?

    Putting on lipstick! I can do it without a mirror, perfectly evenly, no problem.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?

    Both, kinda. I love to see what other people are doing, but I also want the chance to share what I can do!

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?

    The high school across the street, a city intersection, a motherload of trees.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

    Depends on what’s in it!

    7. How short do you like your shorts?

    Honestly can’t remember the last time I wore shorts. In theory, while I don’t like the “hot pants” look, I like them fairly short, because I’m petite and benefit from showing more leg.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!

    So many… Any kind of artificial mint scent and every type of gum. I’m so grossed out by it that I can feel my face curl into a sneer even when I’m trying not to. Also any type of rubber, the scent of a dyes used in darker denim, cheap leather goods… I don’t know anyone who’s bothered by any of these. I seem to have a lot peculiar to me!

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?

    Nope! I don’t wear bronzer often at all. They generally look like mud on me anyway.

    10. Are you a hugger?

    I used to be, but I’ve become a lot less so in recent years. No real reason, the hugging urge just died out :-(
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  23. Mei says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Recently, around nine or ten. Can’t do this anymore starting tomorrow! I’m excited to be starting a program :D

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Short. Just how I like ‘em. I cook/clean dishes too much to have them painted bc they chip, and I just take the whole darn thing off when it does that.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Doing the cat-eye liner. Been doing it for a few years now, and after using Bobbi Brown’s gel liner and the brush she created for it, I’ve since been a pro :)

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Audience member! I love seeing others shine on the stage :) (metaphorically speaking as well!)

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    A tree and a busy street. Nothing too exciting.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Both! It’s subjective.

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    My perfect inseam is five inches. Used to be three inches…but after gaining a few too many pounds, I’ve been more comfortable with longer shorts.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    Rubbing alcohol. Automatic gag reflex when I first smell it!

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    No makeup today! Stayed in all day to cook for the week :)

    10. Are you a hugger?
    Generally, no. Unless someone really looks like they need it, then yes.

  24. Chelsea says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? I always have a Jiji-Alarm, LOL. Otherwise, usually 8 or so. I have a tendency to wake up hungry before I actually want to get up, so sometimes I go back to bed after a snack or a quick breakfast.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now? A couple millimeters past the tips? Just about ideal.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Contouring and pedicures.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? Performer. I loved doing theater in high school.

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? A parking lot and an office building. Very exciting!

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Depends on the day, but usually half-full!

    7. How short do you like your shorts? I like the inseam to be a couple inches long. My legs are one of my better features.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Cigarette smoke, and my grandma’s old lady perfume.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? Nope! Just a peachy cheek stain.

    10. Are you a hugger? I am definitely a hugger! Always have been, always will be.

  25. Katie F says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?

    I don’t. It’s very scary actually, I’ve slept for more than a day because I didn’t set an alarm and no one was in or called to wake me up. Now I always set an alarm, even if I’m planning on sleeping in I’ll set one for around 2 pm just to be sure.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?

    I had them nice and long, but then I broke a couple way down. I should probably cut them so it doesn’t look weird, but it makes me sad.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?

    Applying lipstick? I had a makeup artist at the MAC counter compliment me on my Viva Glam I application, and I hadn’t used liner or anything.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?

    Performer, I enjoy the spotlight.

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?

    The sidewalk and the street – pretty boring view.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

    Depends on the day.

    7. How short do you like your shorts?

    I like them fitted and a few inches above the knee – I don’t find really short shorts very comfortable, and I don’t think loose-fitting shorts are flattering on me.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!

    Cooking meat, especially hamburgers. I always had to beg off lunch at the Counter when I lived in the Bay because the smell in there was so horrific.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?

    No, I don’t really wear bronzer.

    10. Are you a hugger?

    I like to hug my friends and family, not so much for hugs from strangers or people I don’t know that well.

  26. Rica says:

    Gahhh, I’m always late :/… I’m going to do the list anyway :P

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    11AM ish… it all depends when I go to bed :)

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    I just trim them, so they are not that long

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Geez… I don’t think I have a stand out one… this sounds really sad :(

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Performer… I’m in a band… enough said!? :D

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    A park, other buildings in my area, and a little bit of the lake :)

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    I’m quite positive, so half-full :)

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    4 inch is probably just right!

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    There are a lot lol… mostly smokes from smoking… to those people who blow it in people’s face “you can die all you want but don’t drag us into it”

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    Nope… I woke up too late…

    10. Are you a hugger?
    Yes I am! Virtual hug Karen :)

    x Rica
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  27. 1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    I can only have such “experiments” during the weekend.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Not that long, I had a mani on Saturday.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? my makeup in general.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? audience member
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? yard
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? It really depends on my mood, unfortunately.
    7. How short do you like your shorts? not very short, unless I’m on the beach.
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! I don’t like the scent of coffee, among other things.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? not today.
    10. Are you a hugger? I love hugging my close friends. But in general, no.
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  28. Ru says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Anywhere from 6:30am-8. I kind of hate it because I wanna sleep in!

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Pretty long but for me this is a perfect length. Need to polish and do up or else they will break.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Hair on others- I can do all sorts of fancy things with braids and updos.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Def audience! I don’t like being up in public.

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    Street, neatly trimmed midsection with trees & flowers, and townhouses

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    half full!

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    I don’t wear shorts, makes me feel like i’m 12!

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    That half dry half wet clothing smell. YUCK

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    No, but thanks for reminding me gotta bring it out into rotation!

    10. Are you a hugger?
    Not really. Blame it on my non-affectionate parents lol

  29. Ana says:

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Oh god I’ve been lazy lately LOL 10:30-11:00 AM

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Half a centimeter or less haha (I like that lenght)

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Blush, yeah I never put too much, I know how to blend it really nicely :) hehe

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Audience member (I’m kind of a shy girl)

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    The garage and part of the street.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Half-full :)

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Middle lenght between my thigh and butt but I’m not afraid of beach shorts.

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    Orion’s litter box LOL.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    Nope, bare face today :D

    10. Are you a hugger?
    Depends if people is my friend or not LOL.

  30. Late to the party as usual! I seriously need to set up a pop-up reminder in my work Outlook email for these Monday polls so I can complete them on the actual day. GOALS! ;)

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally? I swear, there’s never any consistency with this! It could be 7:06 AM (today I beat me alarm by 1 minute) or 1:00 PM.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now? Medium-length. I’ve been craving short OPI Jade Is the New Black nails lately.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at? Suggesting things other people will like. I feel like I have a good understanding of what the people I know like and what would compliment them. It’s so rewarding when they love something I’ve recommended!
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member? I’d rather be part of the crew – you get the perks of the behind the scenes fun without having to actually be the entertainment.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window? The roofs of the next building and lots o’ trees and sky.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Full! I was having some post-vacation blues for a couple of days and started to stress about wedding planning drama, but I’ve had my own personal “Barn Dance Scene” (BDS) now andI feel much better.
    7. How short do you like your shorts? Mid-thigh. Actually, ankle-length and called “pants”, lol! I’m so not a shorts gal!
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww! Burned microwave popcorn! Oh, it’s so plastic-y and gross. Someone’s always burning popcorn at work!
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today? I was. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. I can’t use another bronzer now because now I want them all to smell like Cocoa Pebbles.
    10. Are you a hugger? Yes – always have been!

    Have a great week, Karen! Hugs not drugs!

  31. Amanda says:

    Better late than never!

    1. When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Well lately, my hub has been on overnights (8 pm to 4-7 am) and I have a hard time sleeping when he isn’t home. So I’ve been staying up late until I can’t stay awake anymore so I can sleep in with him in the morning. But on a night that I go to bed at a regular time, around 10.

    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    Pretty short, I just cut them.

    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Winged liner.

    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Audience member, I hate being the center of attention!

    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    The courtyard of our apartment building with a fountain, a lawn and a lot of really pretty palm trees.

    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Half full!

    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Prettttty short. But not to the point where you can see cheek!

    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    Burnt chocolate. It’s literally the worst.

    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    Yes, every day!

    10. Are you a hugger?
    My family is, so I am with them. But random people, no.

  32. Kristen says:

    When you don’t set the alarm, what time do you wake up naturally?
    Oh what a dream that would be, my 19 month old son wakes at 5:30-6am every day. I’m so sleep deprived probably 2-3pm.
    2. How long are your finger nails right now?
    They are nubs. I’m always on the go so they are super short.
    3. What’s one beauty-related thing that you’re pretty good at?
    Filing in my eyebrows. Been doing it for years and my mom just recently figured out it wasn’t real. Bad dye job on my hair made them stand out.
    4. Would you rather be a performer or an audience member?
    Audience.
    5. What do you see when you look out your living room window?
    Rhododendrons, roses and my neighbors window that we are always trying not to look like we are spying on.
    6. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
    Half full.
    7. How short do you like your shorts?
    Down to my knees.
    8. A scent that always makes you scrunch your nose, ewww!
    That smelly bad fish smell, always makes me wretch.
    9. Are you wearing bronzer today?
    Nope, I’m a pale glow in the dark person. Bronzes doesn’t look good on me.
    10. Are you a hugger?
    Yep. Kind of breaks down barriers

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