Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 280

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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. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    I’ve been working since I was 15, so this’ll take a minute to process. Let’s see… I’ve had 17 jobs over the past 23 years.

    Holy crap! That’s what happens when you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up. :) Some of my favorite gigs were pet sitter/dog walker, foreign language lab assistant (I did this for three years in college and loved it) freelance writer and beauty blogger. Some of my least favorites were telemarketer (absolutely awful, but I learned how to handle myself on the phone), PR associate (the ink had barely dried on my business cards before I left this one) and ER intern (OMG, blood!).

  2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    A lot. 30. Wow!
  3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Blue.
  4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    Italiano! I would love to vivere in Italia for a few years… Well, more accurately, I would love to spend a few years eating my way through Italy.
  5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    It’s not a single thing, per se, but I’d like to learn how to do cray-cray special effects makeup and be able to make myself up like the Terminator and just walk around Trader Joe’s buying fruit and chips, looking like a cyborg.

    I wonder if dogs would bark at me…

  6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Does Michael Kors Leg Shine count? If so, then yes. If not, then no. Probably not since around 2001.
  7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    Alis Peralta at A-Line salon in Corte Madera for my cuts and colors. Highly recommended. I’ve been going to Alis for a few years.
  8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Ooh, that’s a tough one. There are so many great drugstore brands out there. I like Neutrogena for their lip and cheek products, NYX for their eye makeup and Sonia Kashuk for just about everything.
  9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I love the gud by Burt’s Bees shampoos, especially in the Orange Petalooza and Ruby Red Groovy scents. They’re pretty mild, so no stripping, and don’t leave behind heavy residues or layers of goo. And they smell flurbing fantastic, too, all fresh and citrusy.
  10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    To track down my wetsuit and give it a good rinse. I gotta start packing for my surf trip to San Diego on Thursday.

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

Le List

1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
2. How many letters are there in your full name?
3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
9. Best shampoo under $10?
10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?

Last weekend wasn’t long enough, was it? I wish we could all meet up at the movies today.



Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Natasha says:

    Happy Monday, Karen!

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    I think I just counted 25, but I may have missed one or two…
    I’ve been working since I was 16 and we’ve moved around a lot… my least favorite was “telephone solicitor” and my favorite is freelance henna/glitter artist.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    18

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    green

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    I also dream of eating my way through Italy… and Greece and Turkey and Morocco and… I would love to learn SPanish so I could talk to 1/3 of my customers without some sort of interpretation… I learned French in High School and it’s really made learning Spanish difficult!

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    how to erase my dark circles

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Not intentionally. After a long day at Seaport Village, however, I am usually COVERED in glitter…

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    HairLove by Kim Creekmore in La Mesa; she’s a studio in Wild Roots Salon, corner of Baltimore and Parkway. Going for my trim on Wednesday!

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I like Milani and also Physician’s FOrmula. And L’Oreal…

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    Trader Joe’s basic conditioner. I use it instead of a shampoo for my curly hair. $3.50 of greatness!

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Get the housekeys to the catsitter. Followed by get a swimsuit. We’re off to Hawaii on Friday — which is kind of shame b/c I live in San Diego and it would have been fun to meet up for coffee… but next time, right?
    Natasha recently posted … Friday Fitness: Swimming against the tide

  2. Katherine M says:

    Le List

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    ~Counting internships and volunteer gigs, 5. As far as paid, 2. I am 25 now and hoping my next job will be my last…I want to retire in that job!

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    ~19 – not as many as you but still a good amount!

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    ~Yellow – my fave. Had to spray my roses with my bug/disease rose spray because Japanese Beetles are eating them :(. Yellow is such a happy and bright color that it is an instant mood booster for me.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    ~Both Spanish and Italian fluently. I speak some Italian but barely enough to get by, and I’d like to broaden my Spanish to more than introducing myself and doing a basic triage on emergency patients.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    ~Hmmm…I would also be interested in those wild eye looks seen on models and at times in movies.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    ~If lotions with barely-there shimmer count, then yes.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    ~By Jen at Urbana Hair Cuttery. She is amazing. It’s always hard moving to a different place and/or finding a great stylist in general but she is awesome.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    ~I also love NYX for the eye makeup, Cover Girl and Maybelline for mascara, Physician’s Formula for the bronzers, Sonia Kashuk for anything in general but also different and limited edition stuff (like the shadows in Moroccan Dunes – great palette of shimmery neutrals), L’Oreal Paris has some great mascaras and eyeshadows (love the Infallible ones), and I’ve bought nail polishes and mascaras from Revlon before that worked well. Milani is also a running favorite, because I’ve rarely gotten anything that didn’t work from that line.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    ~I am loving the Dove shampoos – they work great and i love the green tea/cucumber one. It leaves my hair smelling and feeling fresh and clean but without stripping the oils.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    ~Finish a packet for a test tomorrow – after that the rest of my day is free.

  3. Dominique says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 3 so far I know :)

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? It’s a very long name Karen so I don’t know ^^

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Blue

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Russian

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? SF makeups ( like in Blade Runner, sophisticated, dramatic and mysterious )

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Nope

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? pony tail ( all the time, I haven’t changed for years )

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Bourjois I think

    9. Best shampoo under $10? Lovea organic shampoo for dry hair ( drugstore )

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Well, some shopping :) ( I ended up with By Terry Crème de Rose and Guerlain Terra Ora, a body oïl by Nivéa, L’Oréal eye and lips makeup remover )

  4. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Hi Karen!!

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    I have counted lucky number 7! I think my first job was at 22. I’ve had some office jobs here and there, worked as a barista, at a wireless phone store, a legal assistant, and currently a call center rep. Now looking forward to snagging an underwriter position. :)
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    21 letters!
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    pink pink. :)
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    Probably Vietnamese. It’s an incredibly tough for me to pronounce some syllables in that language, so I’d love to master that.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    I don’t know.. hmm. I would like to learn eye looks that take 10 colors on each eye.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    NO. Take that away from me. It could be disastrous lol.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    I never go to the same place. I’ve gone to Fantastic Sam’s, JC Penney’s salon, the salon at Wal Mart, and recently, AZ Hair Co. I might go back to the last one for my next cut.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I always lean toward Maybelline! And Milani recently.
    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I’m a fan of Pantene for medium-thick hair.
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Work on my resume x.x

  5. Laure says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    1 summerjob (customer service on the phone :/ ) and 1 internship. I’m still a student and last year I had to retake 2 exams…
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    36 (I have a bunch of middle names)
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Purple
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    So many languages. I wish my french was better, and besides that: spanish, swedish, italian, russian,…
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    VFX make-up and how to make really bold make-up looks.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Nope… I’m really pale so it would be a little too twilight-y.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    My sister’s mother-in-law is a hair stylist so she usually does it.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Catrice. That’s pretty much the best drugstore brand within my budget, but sadly, lately their quality has been declining… :/
    9. Best shampoo under $10? Aussie Mega Shampoo with Kangaroo Paw Flower
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Work on my portfolio.
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  6. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? Not a whole lot, 6, and I’m 38. But I stayed at them for long periods of time. I’m a stay at home Mom now, best job there is!
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 19.
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Yellow, my favorite!
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? I think Spanish, since it’s an important language in Central California where I live. But I’d love to learn French or Italian, I think they’re beautiful to listen to.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? How to apply liquid eyeliner! I suppose I could learn with practice, but I hate practicing!
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? No, I’m 38, it’s not a good look! My 7 and 10 year old daughters though, they’re allllllll over glitter anything!
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? By Amy at Mill Street Salon in my town. I actually need to go and see her, my split ends are cray-cray!
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? I know this sounds so snobby, but I don’t wear any drugstore products.
    9. Best shampoo under $10? I like the Clear brand shampoo and conditioner. I’ll use the heck out of drugstore shampoo and conditioner, and these I really like. Also, the Herbal Essences smell wonderful, I like them a lot too!
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Hanging out with the kids and having some fun, making the most of today! They’re only going to be this age once, and I want to make sure I make the most out of it!

  7. Christina says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    Honestly? Only 2! Small business owner for my Etsy and being an In-Home Support Services Provider. I’ve mainly been doing volunteering and unpaid internships to get my foot in the door and gain experience. I’m hoping to get a real job once I’m done applying to grad school!

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 23!

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Coral.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? French! It’s a romantic language and my crazy dream would be able to gain some pastry chef skills and somehow learn the art of the patisserie in France.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? I guess I’d like to learn more diverse eye makeup looks. I’ve nailed the smoky effect but that’s about it!

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Nope, unless it’s for a costume.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Recently, I got my locks cut at Fantastic Sam’s. I haven’t had a consistent hair stylist since I was in elementary school.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Probably Revlon.

    9. Best shampoo under $10? I used to be all about Pantene Pro-V.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Catch up with GRE studying! I have my test at the end of the month and I was slacking off a bit this week… I FINALLY figured out how to purl stitch over the weekend so I couldn’t put down my knitting needles!

  8. 1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    Hmm let’s see- 5?

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    Legally- 13. Non-legally- between 15 to 22.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Red.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    A toss-up between German and Russian for some reason… maybe because they were the first languages I thought of when reading this question haha!

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Those eyeshadow effects.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Nope!

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    Connie Beauty Salon in Pertama Complex (Malaysia).

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Not anymore, sadly. Most of the drugstore makeup I’ve tried lately disappointed me.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I’d go out on a limb and say Pantene!

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Rest. It has been a very hectic 2 weeks so far!

  9. camille says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    Hmmm….counting volunteer work, 8. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I don’t know if a CPA is in the cards for me :( I’ll keep working towards it, but I want to find my passion. Hopefully it finds me first.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    28. If I had kept all my names, and just tacked on my married name, it would be crazy crazy long.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Yellow! So bright and sun-shiny! A little too bright over here, but yellow always makes me feel better. And puppies. Dogs make me feel better. :)

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    I wish I was fluent in Tagalog. I’d love to learn how to speak Japanese. And Italian. I want to learn how to speak these languages because I want to be able to get by the countries without being a wandering tourist. That just screams, “TARGET!”

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    How to apply eye shadow and do a simple cat eye. Yes, for some that may be child’s play, but I just can’t sit still to practice.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    No. I haven’t worn body glitter since…..7th grade: 1997?

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    Even though I moved to Vegas, I only have my hair cut by Johni, who is based in Modesto, CA. It may not be often, but I can’t seem to cheat on her, even though she gave me permission. Hahhaha. Been going to her since….2008? She’s so cute and I LOVE her! I can’t seem to trust anyone else. I’m too scared!

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I like Revlon for face make up. They were the closest to Bobbi, that I was willing to try. And they’ve been around for a while, so why not trust them? :) I like Sally Hansen for nail polish, but L’Oreal has some nifty colours.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I’ve been using Clear. It smells pretty!

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    It’s on the list, and we kind of have to do it, but a Godparent’s class for an upcoming baptism. My to-do list: workout and get some studying in. I have been l-a-g-g-i-n-g. :(

    Yay, Monday! Hope the day treats you & Tabs, well! :D

  10. Chris25 says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?: I think 8, if you count my docent job at the New York Aquarium.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?: 20.
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?: Red.
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?: Arabic.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?: Airbrushing.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?: Nope. It was all into it when I was 16, but at 28 it’s best left on 16 year olds.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?: My friend Irving Rocha does it. He works at the Vincent Smith Hair Experience.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?: Revlon and WnW Spoiled for nail polishes.
    9. Best shampoo under $10?: Chagrin Valley Honey Beer and Egg Solid Shampoo.
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?: Not get too upset about the client that complained today. I don’t think my boss will fire me, but it’s the 4th complaint in a month!

  11. Ashley says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    Just one. I wasn’t allowed to work when I was a teenager (my parents wanted me to focus on school), so now I’m in college and working at a pizza place.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    22
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Pink
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    French. I’m thinking about attempting to teach myself via internet and books.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    How to rock brighter colors. Whenever I wear a bright lipstick or do my eyes in a special way I feel super self conscious.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Nope
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    I usually jump from place to place, still trying to find my stylist soul mate.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Not really. As a teen I used a lot of covergirl, but I wasn’t that impressed, and now I’ve become a bit of a makeup snob using only higher end brands I get on clearance.
    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I use tresemme keratin smooth. Is it the best? I’m not sure, but it gets the job done!
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Return a clothing item to forever 21. (Hey it’s summer time, I can be a little lazy if I want)

  12. Shannon says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    Hmmm, let’s see…. not counting babysitting gigs, 10. Sheesh! And I’m only 25! (That is, however, counting things like teaching clarinet for 3 months while I was in High School, a semester-long gig as a philosophy tutor in college, and an internship at a local church while I was in my second degree program.)

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    20.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    purple? like, cray-sparkly purple. The kind that happened on jelly backpacks around the turn of the century.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    French! There are others, too. But French is at the top of the list.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    hmm… how to apply my makeup more quickly in the morning, and still look good? :)

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Man, was I all about this in junior high! Not so much these days, though. Unless it’s Halloween or there’s some other party-esque occasion to ratchet up the shine factor, I tend to stay away from body glitter these days.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    I just started going to a place in Brooklyn called High Horse. Not too shabby, IMO.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Probably Neutrogena.. but I love me the occasional ELF product and Burts Bees tinted lip balms.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I’ve crushed on Dove for the last year or so, but my eyes are starting to wander… I’m glad you asked this question, I want to see what everyone’s responses are! :)

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    To clean up all the dirty dishes in our apartment! We had a homemade-pizza party on Saturday, and I still need to tidy things up from that. I suppose I’m glad that we’re green and didn’t have paper plates and cups around, but now I have sooo many dirty dishes to wash… sigh.

  13. Ana says:

    Happy Monday!

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    So far 1 and it was related to my field(Ecology).

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    24

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Emerald Green.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    Finnish :) I love Finland and I’d love to visit it.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    I agree with the whole special effects thing :D I wanna do some fake wounds LOL

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Once when I was like 10 or 11.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    FX Studio Salon (a local salon here where I live). They also wax brows amazing!!!

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Maybelline or Wet N Wild :D

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    L’oreal Ever Pure / Strong Shampoo (it’s sulfate free and really affordable)

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Going to the grocery store.

  14. Amber says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    -I’ve only had 4, but I’m 21 and currently on the search for one.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    -18
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    -Purple
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    -Spanish
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    -I’ve yet to perfect winged liner and I definitely would love to learn!
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    -Nope
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    -Salon Plaza where I live.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    -Maybelline
    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    -Idk…
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    -Write a standard cover letter…sigh.

  15. Christine says:

    Happy Monday! :)
    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? I’ve been working since I was 15 as well…so in the last 10 years, 7. Currently working 3 of them right now. :P

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 25.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Purple.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Spanish. I know bits and pieces, but I want to be fluent. I’d also really, really love to learn German and go find where my family is from.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? I’d love to learn to contour much better than I do. I think it’s partly the tools I (don’t) have, but I can never tell if it’s too subtle or not.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Nope. I did in middle school…it was the only makeup I was allowed to wear.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Urban Lift Salon in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. Everyone there has great reviews, but I love my hair dresser and how excited she gets when I tell her I want purple in my hair.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? I really like the stuff Rimmel has, and also L’Oreal.

    9. Best shampoo under $10? Aveeno Pure Renewal. I love that it’s sulfate-free and a bottle lasts me forever since I only wash my hair 2x/week.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Work! I had 5 dog walks and they are done. I also should have put “wear sunscreen” on that list…I have some color and it’s not the beach-babe-bronze color. Oops.

  16. Wendy says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    I’ve had about 10+ that I can remember but only 2 that I’ve held for any length of time.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    14 letters in my name.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Burgundy (my favorite)

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    Hmm…probably Danish, so I could communicate with some of my family across the ocean.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Make-up to enhance my brows or a real vampy femme fatale look like a cinema legend.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    I’ll admit to a tiny bit on my décolletage!

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    Inn-Style Beauty Bar

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I like Marcelle & Rimmel.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    Garnier for colour treated hair.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Catch up with a girlfriend that moved across county by Skype.

  17. Maria says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 13 I have to say the worst one was at Macy’s -horrible pay, benefits and all they did was push us to sell their credit cards!
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 18
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Black
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? French I love France and when I went there knowing Spanish helped but I work around and for 3 French guys and I love the way it sounds when they’re talking! :)
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? Crazy contouring – like the kind that real makeup artists can do.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Not since my very early 30s
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Luxe Salon in San Jose. My guy does the best blow outs!
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? NYX I guess
    9. Best shampoo under $10? Loreal EverCurl or EverPure The sulfate free line is amazing!
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Go home and celebrate my 19 y/o’s birthday! I can’t believe my first born has one more year as a teen sniffle sniffle………. :(

  18. Lisa M. says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? Nine
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 20
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? blue
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? German, I’ve had several German friends growing up, and liked hearing the language. I really should have taken the opportunity to have them teach me the language.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? I want to learn how to fill in my eyebrows.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? no
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? I cut & style my own hair. I have walked out of salons with cranberry colored hair, very short hair, and after one perm, hair like Slash. I do hope to find a salon one day that will do as I ask and not what they want.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Revlon
    9. Best shampoo under $10? I know they are retro, but I loved Gee, Your hair smells terrific and Body on Tap
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? keeping a happy home

  19. Susan S says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? Hoo, boy. Cashier at a book/movie/software/game store, zoner at Waldemart (I am SO allergic to that place, literally), do-all at a comic/music/cool stuff store, do-all at a Halloween store (AWESOME), phone jockey at a background investigation company, salesperson/kids’ teacher/all-around creative type at a sewing store, and now I’m disabled. Oh, and I write, and am considered pro (even though I’m horribly blocked ATM), so there’s that.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? Eighteen in the name I recognize as mine. The married name will be gone in time.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Black. If you don’t consider that a color, your loss burgundy.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Akkadian, though reading it would be the more important part. As far as speaking goes, I’d do better to understand Iraqi Arabic. There’s a very long and complicated story behind this that would either immortalize my name or get me lynched.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? How to do cat’s eye liner. I can never get the flick.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Sadly, I’m a wee bit old for body glitter. I do better to make my own sunblocks and body lotions and add a bunch of mica (white or colored) to give myself a nice, unearthly shimmer. Sometime, I want to try lilac and pale blue!

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? At a little $10-a-cut place in town. My stylist is awesome, but quitting in a month to go back to school so she can become a teacher. I’ll have to get her to give me the names of some good Alternative Hair stylists. (I’m a terrible adult.)

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Not really. My skin is so sensitive that I have trouble with nearly every drugstore brand on the market. (The last time I put on a Cover Girl shadow, I had hives on my eyelids.) Almay has some okay stuff, as does Physician’s Formula. They don’t do nearly enough funky stuff, though, and their foundations aren’t made for someone with my natural pallor in mind. Come to think, no drugstore brand plans for my pallor–my jeans are a sexy 22, but my skin is a 00!

    9. Best shampoo under $10? SweetsNThings on Etsy. Rhea makes the most amazing bar shampoos, and I’m not allergic to them. Great soaps, cleansers, moisturizers, etc. too. CHECK HER OUT!

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? It was either the rheumatology appointment, which resulted in driving all over town for a chest X-ray and a tuberculosis test, or the pain specialist appointment, which resulted in a big, fat steroid injection in my dominant shoulder. I think I deserve my last Estrella Daura tonight. (It’s a wonderful lager from Spain–and considered gluten free! YES!)

  20. Amy says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    7, over the span of 10 years.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    19

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Pink

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    French. I don’t even know why. I’ve never been to France and have no immediate plans to go, but I feel like the language sounds so pretty.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Winged eyeliner. Ugh. I have the Elf liner pen, but I’ve heard people have better luck with the gel. I just need to get it and spend an afternoon practicing and messing up lol

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Not a fan of glitter :/

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    EG Salon in CT. Getting my hair colored for the first time this week. Cannot wait.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I’m weird with makeup because I really don’t like colors lol I love neutrals and browns. Elf has some great basics. Any color on my face is usually on my lips. My current favorites are Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, Burt’s Bees tinted chapstick in Hibiscus, and Rimmel Kate Moss matte lipstick (103 I think).

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    Aussie Moisture Surge (I think that’s what it’s called…) or Suave Professionals Keratin line.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Pay bills! Ahhh

  21. 1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 8 since I was 18 in ’98. I just had my 8 year anniversary at my current job and I can still say I love working there, which is a blessing. Dang. 18! Not counting underage jobs like babysitting, pet sitting, plant watering, and door-to-door papier mache animal sales! OMG, I had totally forgotten about that! I used to make papier mache animals and bookmarks and walk around my neighborhood selling them! The people who bought those “works of art” were so nice, esp. now that I’m older and realize no one really *needs* a purple papier mache pig!
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 19.
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Hot pink! That has been my jam this summer!
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? French! I do know enough to be dangerous, but I’d love to be fluent. It’s such a gorgeous language.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? The flawless face.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Not since high school when glitter gel was the absolute bomb.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Um…my kitchen! I’m growing my hair out again so my last trim was completed by my fiance. He’s pretty good for a novice! ;)
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Milani, L’Oreal, Revlon, CeraVe.
    9. Best shampoo under $10? Hmm. I’ve been pretty happy with Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong.
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Kick ass at work, clean up my makeup table. Did both!

    Your trip to Pier 39 and your mention of a surf trip has me jonesing for a California adventure! Going to fly into NorCal or SoCal (haven’t decided yet), rent a car, and drive all over that beautiful state for my honeymoon next spring. So freaking excited! Neither of us have ever been to Cali before!

  22. Shayne Adeline says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    2 part-time jobs. Hey I’m only 17!
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    25
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Pink..
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    FRENCH. Like what my french teacher said “French is a beautiful
    language!” Oiu?
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    How to apply false lashes. Ugh.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Nope.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    Depends on my mood.. I haven’t gotten a haircut in 2 years! I
    KNOW IT’S BAD. But hey I’m growing my hair out..
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I love the Maybelline Vivids and color tattoos!
    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    Sunsilk
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Sleep. I haven’t slept the entire night and it’s 8.02 am.
    Then again there’s school but who cares..

  23. Debbie says:

    Fun! My first time.
    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 5
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 19 :)
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Purple
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Hmm…maybe Spanish.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? Highlighting and contouring for MY face.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Ha, no. Does anyone still do that?
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? I do my hair at home.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Seeing as all I wear is drugstore brands, I like Cover Girl, NYX, Maybelline.
    9. Best shampoo under $10? Tied between Trader Joes Tea Tree shampoo and Taliah Wajiid shampoo. Both smell great. One is good for deep cleansing, the other is very gentle for weekly use.
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Pay bills.

  24. Chelsea says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 7? My first job (I worked there for a couple weeks and didn’t get paid) was at a radio station, which was pretty cool. I worked as a restaurant hostess/gift shop person for 2 years, I came home smelling like onion rings every day (not sexy). I had a short stint as a bank teller, which was easy but I hated it (it was during the fall of 2008 – not a good time to work in a bank!) I worked at Macy’s over a year in two positions – clothing sales (dresses, coats, swimwear) and cosmetics (mostly Lancome, filled in at Origins for a while too, and have worked short shifts at a lot of the counters). I worked as a grad assistant at my university, doing stuff for profs, and now I do market research.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 24 currently, but I’m getting married in September and will be hyphenating, so it’ll be 29.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Green! My favorite.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Portuguese!

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? Theatrical stuff! I did a little tiny bit of this in drama in HS (we had to make high school students look old and wrinkly) but we weren’t very good at this!

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? For Halloween, but I really think glitter needs to be more of a part in my everyday life. I did wear it all the time in middle school.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? My cousin’s house. She has a salon there.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Depends on the product. I love my L’Oreal Infallible gel liner, and I love L’Oreal lip products. My eyeshadows are usually high-end though.

    9. Best shampoo under $10? I’ve been using Pantene Aqua Light, and it works great for my fine, straight hair. Wash and condition with that, use a tiny bit of the John Frieda Sheer Solution, and my hair looks really nice without doing any heat styling.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Calling my Grandma, which I did! I booked my wedding venue and bought a dress, so it was necessary! Oh, and going to work.

  25. Wendy says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? Seven

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? Ten

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? White

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Latin

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? Applying false lashes. Can’t do it for the life of me!

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? No.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Local salon/spa. Same hair dresser for the past 15 years.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? No.

    9. Best shampoo under $10? I have no idea. Ummm… the free samples my hairdresser gives me. I use those when I run low on my shampoo or on vacation.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Already done… meeting at the local pool store with the salesman/installer about options, prices, codes, schedule, etc… Deciding on if we want to invest so much money on something that will only get used 3-4 months each year.

  26. BeckBeck says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    I’ve had nine employers, though at my first (drugstore) job I held a couple of positions. I had a second pharmacy job, two post-grad hospital gigs, two locations of the same First Real Job, and the place I work now, plus two part time secretarial side jobs in college.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    Seventeen.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Pink. I’m wearing a pink shirt.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    For usefulness, Spanish; for fun, French or Italian.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    How to do anything on my lower lash line that doesn’t result in either eyelash clumping or the full Adam Lambert effect. I just can’t work on the bottom lid.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    No. I don’t think I ever have.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    I go to a salon near my old apartment – it’s worth the 25 minute drive for a stylist I trust. I have to get her to hook me up with someone for when she has a baby this fall!

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    I think I’d say Maybelline for eyes and Revlon for lips.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I like the John Frieda Root Awakening one – specifically the “oily scalp and dry hair” formula, but it can be really hard to find.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    I already did it – “go to Home Depot!”

  27. Suri says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 5..not too bad considering!
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 14
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? purple
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? French. So romantic!
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? I want to learn how to do multiple colors on my lids. I know easy but I’m still a beginner with eyes!
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? Nope
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Natural Look Salon in Brooklyn, NY
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Wet and Wild, Revlon, L’oreal
    9. Best shampoo under $10? I like Tresemme and Alberto VO5
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Exercise.

  28. rosie says:

    . How many jobs have you had in your life? since 1984, 12 plus stay at home mom for a while. those were the best years :)
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 36 letters and 5 spaces.
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? blue
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? I would love to speak Italian too!
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? how to put on blush. i am 46 and i still can’t do it
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? no but i like glittery nail polish
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? small salon in a small town. I’ve been going there for 15 years, but the last time I went home and fixed it myself with nail scissors! haven’t been back since April. I don’t know if she was having a bad day but I am afraid to go back
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? i love cover girl mascaras and Sally Hansen nail polishes
    9. Best shampoo under $10? I have been alternating lush shampoo bar in Seanik and a Loreal everpure
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? push-ups. Did some yesterday and I liked the way I felt today!

  29. gina says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    5, been working off and on since i was 16. been at my current job for almost 3 years.

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    18

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    purple, it’s my fave.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    definitely spanish. i feel bad that my grandparents are fluent and i can’t talk to them in spanish. i know basics, but i always have the regret of not learning sooner.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    i need to master winged liner. whenever i do it on myself, it looks off.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    ick, no.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    warren collins.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    probably neutrogena, and nyx for sure. sonia kashuk also.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    herbal essences, hands down. second runner up is organix awapuhi ginger.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    NOTHING! relaxing, getting a massage. it’s my off day. :)

  30. Lulle says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    I counted 7 jobs. Unfortunately I can’t say that I really enjoy any :(

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    Oh my… 36!!

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Purple

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    Klingon

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Hmmm…. ombre lips?

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Occasionally. Not on a daily basis!! I usually prefer more subtle glitter/shimmer.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    At random hairdresser’s. I HATE to get haircuts, because 99% of the time I end up with something different from what I clearly asked. I don’t know if I’m just unlucky or if stylists hate me…

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Can’t really say I do. I buy a little bit from everyone.

    9. Best shampoo under $10? Lush solid shampoo bars.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Try not to get frustrated/angry/irritated. I failed!!
    Lulle recently posted … Master Smoky by Eyestudio: really Maybelline??

  31. Alice Ann says:

    Le List

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 12, I started when I was 15, too.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 17
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Gold
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Russian or Arabic
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? Fancy nighttime looks.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? No.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Twist Salon in Alameda, Tami does wonders with curls.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? L’oreal nail polish, Ihaven’t had good luck with other products.
    9. Best shampoo under $10? EO Rose Chamomile.
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Keep up with studying.

  32. Amanda says:

    Le List

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    7! And I think I’ve finally found The One!

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    22.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Orange.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    I would LOVE to be fluent in either French or Japanese.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Highlighting and contouring. I just don’t get it.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Not since my 6th grade dance.

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    The Fig on Third Salon in LA.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    LOVE Revlon lipstick. My favorite favorite favorite is Black Cherry.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    Mane & Tail. When I was using it, my colorist told me it’s the healthiest she had ever seen my hair. I think it’s under $10? It might be $12. Either way, it’s amazing!

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Pre-natal vitamins! Today was a very low-key, sit on the couch and zone out day, so I didn’t have much of a to-do list. And now that I think about it, I even forgot to take my vitamins. Thanks for the reminder!

  33. Maggieq says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    That I was paid for? Hmm…I’d say 4.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    16
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Shades of Blue-greens. Teal, mint, turquoise, etc.
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    American Sign Language is what I would be most motivated to learn. Maybe Japanese, Italian, or French.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Special effects makeup is always cool but something more simple would be nail art.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    No–not since I was 13. I’d wear body shimmer or sequins if I want anything like a disco-ball effect. Oh, unless glitter nail polish counts.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    I’d rather not name my locality
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Maybelline for lip products, L’Oreal for Cheek products, NYX for eye products.
    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    L’Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo (going on a limb for this bc I’m using the conditioner).
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Hmm…going to the bank. Someone deposited money into our account by accident and that had to be fixed.

  34. Katie F says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    1) Martial arts instructor 2) Summer intern proofreading technical documents (for my dad’s company) 3) Programming staff at a dorm 4) Graduate student instructor (teaching undergrads). Not too many!

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    17.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    Red, it’s my favorite.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    So many! I wish I could speak better Spanish (embarrassing to be Mexican American and speak Spanish relatively poorly, although I understand fine), and I wish I could remember all my Chinese (took two years Mandarin and lived in Beijing, one semester Cantonese which was not too successful). Maybe Korean or Japanese, so I could waste more time watching dramas!

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    If there’s any way to do eye makeup for allergy eyes. I have terrible year-round allergies, and I have just about given up on eye makeup. :/

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Not since the ’90s. ;)

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    No where, everyone so far has really messed up my long, extremely curly hair. I cut the split ends myself.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Wet n Wild or Nyx are both usually pretty good.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    I mix amla, shikakai, and neem powders that I buy at the Indian grocery store and make them into a paste for shampoo. I think all together they cost about $6, and they last a long time.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Either respond to a potential interviewee for my dissertation or finish a lit review for a research proposal.

    • Katie F says:

      Omg, Karen, you are coming to San Diego this weekend? Prepare yourself for the Comic-Con crowds! You may see me looking like a total nerd in nerd heaven. :)

  35. Bell says:

    Le List РPlease consider: I live in Ṣo Paulo РBrazil :-)

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    - I started to work when I was 21, in my last year in college, attending patients at my local college physical therapy clinic. Then at 22 and 23 I worked and studied at Hospital São Paulo. At 24 I attended at patients houses. At 25 and 26 I worked at a clinic and attended patients in the pool, it was so much fun! But after 2 years my skin was screaming ENOUGH!! So now at 27 I’m working at Hospital Paulistano, but if everything works out I’ll be returning to Hospital São Paulo next month. So, 5 jobs in almost 7 years!

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    - 18.

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    - Blue.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    - French!

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    - A black smokey eye that would not look to heavy for my NW20 skin.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    - Only when its Carnaval (February)

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    - At my local hair dresser called You Care.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    - Maybelline for lipsticks. Bourjois for anything else.

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    - Seda.

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    - Not to think about things that only depend on time to resolve itself.

    Have a great week Karen!!

  36. Petra says:

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? Hmm.. I think 9..(that is pretty good at 25..)3 of these have been long term positions.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 19
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? pink
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? japanese
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? a good winged liner…
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? NOPE
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? just now found a good stylist. Diana at Head spot
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? maybelline do great stuff that work for me
    9. Best shampoo under $10? …pass…
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? that is actually to sit down and have a meal with my boyfriend – this week is crazy and I have not really seen him all week :(

  37. Petra says:

    clarification – “will not see him this week”

  38. Cassie says:

    Le List

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    10 (if you count HS and college non-”real” jobs)

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    21

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    PINK!

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    probably French because it sounds so sexy

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    how to conceal a blemish without drawing even MORE attention to it!

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    nope–not unless there is shimmer in my body lotion

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    I go to a girl at Jon Scott Salon (it’s an Aveda salon)

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    L’Oreal has some pretty pigmented eyeshadows

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    any designer shampoo I can nab from TJ Maxx at way less price than the salon!

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    don’t really have a to-do list today

  39. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Speaking of movie I saw the Lone Ranger this weekend. Armie Hammer and Johnnie Depp….oh yeah it was worth it! :-)

    Le List

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? I’ve had between 10-20.
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? My full legal name has 20 letters
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Fuchsia
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Wish I was fluent in Spanish but I do speak some so an entirely new language would be French so I wouldn’t have to watch the awesome movies with subtitles!
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? How to effectively conceal my under eye circles so it doesn’t settle into the lines, cake up, stuff like that.
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? I used to when I was a teenager but my personality just doesn’t do the glitter thing.
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? At the Beauty College. Last month I had a chick with awesome pink hair, this month I had a fellow heavy metal lover!
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? It’s a three way tie between Rimmel, Maybelline, and Revlon.
    9. Best shampoo under $10? This is really bad. I don’t have dandruff but I do have scalp irritation so I have Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky Shampoo on hand when that happens. I just bought the new L’Oreal Smooth Intense shampoo and conditioner so we will see how that works!
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Mail cards to friends.

  40. Monica P says:

    Ah, you’ll need that wet suit as the water temp is around 68 / 70 degrees, but can be 65 degrees at Crystal Pier (Pacific Beach).

    Weather in San Diego has been .. humid .. but at least it’s been clearing at the beach instead of over cast.

    Monica
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  41. I am a day too late, but ehh, I am doing the poll anyway :-D

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 4

    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 10

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Green :-) Check out the blog and you will know why, hehe.

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Japanese, or maybe Italian or Spanish

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? How to draw two perfectly symmetrical wings. I can never do that.

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? No

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? Back in Belgium! It’s way too expensive here in Switzerland.

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? Bourjois maybe? Or Covergirl?

    9. Best shampoo under $10? I like Fructis

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? My day is pretty much over, but I do need to answer a few more emails and look up some stuff
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  42. Rita says:

    Wow, I have not answered in ages!

    1. How many jobs have you had in your life? 4
    2. How many letters are there in your full name? 17
    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind? Red because I see it here!
    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be? Maybe Chinese, but I don’t know if I’m cut for those melodic languages.
    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn? How to keep my eye makeup put!
    6. Do you ever wear body glitter? No!
    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled? At my hairdresser in my home town.
    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)? I’m kind of trying to stay away from them.
    9. Best shampoo under $10? I’d say Garnier Fructis because we just bought that!
    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today? Gym! And that was all I did today :)

  43. Lenita says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for yours, since 2007 I think, but this is the first time I’m filling the poll, I think.
    1. I’ve worked since 11. Papergirl. And I’m old. And now I work free lance. Let’s see, full time work just 3. But part time 9. And now that I work freelance, numerous contracts, more than 20 I think.

    2. 30, we tie!

    3. purple.

    4. I took years of German, and I’m pretty good with reading. But speaking, I wish. No other language comes to mind. It is THE foreign language to me, I love the sound of the spoken German. Have been for decades.

    5. Hmmm nothing comes to mind. I love makeup but am pretty conservative in my style. Maybe a course in nail polish, but more for the certificate than anything as I learn real fast from YT videos and the such.

    6. I don’t think so.

    7. Any old salon.

    8. NYX and Milani

    9. Lush Honey shampoo, it’s new

    10. Whittle down my to do list.

  44. I know it’s Thursday already, but what the hell, I’m gonna do this anyway!
    1. How many jobs have you had in your life?
    Paying jobs, three. Two of them being the same job at different places

    2. How many letters are there in your full name?
    29

    3. What’s the first color that comes to mind?
    blue

    4. If you could speak any language you don’t speak now, what would it be?
    Spanish, without a doubt.

    5. What’s one makeup-related thing you would like to learn?
    Contouring, without looking like a crooked fool

    6. Do you ever wear body glitter?
    Nooooooo

    7. Where do you usually get your hair cut/styled?
    In Vogue salon in Bergen, Norway

    8. Do you have a favorite drugstore makeup brand (for color products)?
    Revlon

    9. Best shampoo under $10?
    Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect

    10. What’s the most important task on your to-do list today?
    Packing luggage

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