Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 281

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Happiness

Happiness

You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”

Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past four years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    Honestly, the whole weekend was a highlight. :) It’s been ages since I’ve gone on a trip with my good friend Cindy (probably seven or eight years!), and it was nice spending so much time with her. It was also refreshing to be able to spend long, uninterrupted stretches of time at the beach, and then by a pool, time to just sit and “be” with my thoughts. I’m still a little tired, because Cindy’s a snorer and we shared rooms (sorry, girl, but you are!), but I’m happy, and that’s the best.
  2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    Last Saturday afternoon. I was hanging out at Hotel La Jolla’s saltwater pool and got roped into playing a game of water Horse basketball with a couple of random guys. We got to talking about what we all do, and I mentioned that I wrote about makeup and beauty. Those poor, poor dudes probably learned more than they bargained for about guy-liner, mint accessories, braids and big brows.
  3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    Sometimes, but not often. Mostly blogging apps, like the official WordPress for iOS app, which is great for writing posts from beaches and pools, and social networking apps for Instagram. Oh, and the Nordstrom and Cat-O-Matic apps.
  4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    If I’m in a position where I can cry…that’s usually what I do first. For me, shedding a few quick tears usually helps with the emotional release, and then I start making lists, like a list of everything I need/want to get done. If I’m somewhere I don’t want to cry (like, surrounded by strangers), then I’ll try to find a quiet place for a few minutes to slow down my breathing and gather myself. Then I’ll write my list.
  5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    El Hub is notorious for refusing to go along with the moisturizing and sunscreen agenda I’ve set for him. :(
  6. What should you do next/after this?
    Work out. I haven’t gone running or done anything cardio (I don’t think surfing the way I do it really counts) since last week, and I’ve got to get my wiggles out.
  7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I can’t think of just one right now, but I always learn new things from the lovely Lisa Eldridge and the Pixiwoo gals… I adore their accents. Plus, they seem like they’d be cool to hang out with.
  8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    NO NO NO NO NO
  9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Oh, for sure. With high-shine metallics, I think a little goes a long way. I pat ‘em on my lids, and swipe along my lower lash line. For contrast, I’ll sweep a matte or satin into my crease.
  10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    My friend Keri B. over at Nail Art Junkie recently did a really cool ikat leopard print design that I absolutely love. Cat lady says WHAT!

Le List

1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
6. What should you do next/after this?
7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sissi says:

    I also love Neutrogena a lot. Seems to be the only non greesy sunscreen to me! Your pictures look stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. I feel very relaxed now! Have a great week!
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  2. 1. What was the highlight of your weekend? My mom and dad came to visit, all the way from Belgium :-) We climbed the Rocher the Naye together, it was amazing!

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? Probably back in 2012 when I was working as a make-up artist in Belgium and held make-up workshops.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? Rarely. Google Chrome is my favorite one. Says enough I guess ;-)

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Panic. Hard.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? Yes! But only because I tell him to.

    6. What should you do next/after this? Take out the trash and fold some laundry. Exciting stuff.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Ooh difficult! Let’s see… maybe the one that teaches you how to apply eyelash extensions.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Nay, not on me at least.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? I do. I like to go for greens and golden shades.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I need more special effect top coats! I have been wanting to experiment with that.

  3. Megan says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? My friend’s BBQ and the fireworks.
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? Couple of weeks ago, I taught my sister some primary staff spinning techniques.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? Sometimes, not often.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Try to focus on just one thing.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? I don’t have a man in my life.
    6. What should you do next/after this? Go home, get changed and ready to go out!
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Probably one of Lisa Eldridge’s.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? No.
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? Not really. Unless I’m going to a party.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I have no nails!

  4. Trisha says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?

    I went floating do the river on an inner tube…two days in a row! Floating the river is a big recreation thing in my city and the water was packed both days. But it was a blast. On the second day, there was even a guy with an acoustic guitar, on an inner tube in the water, singing songs. Good times.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?

    Well… I recently sort of taught my mom how to run. We did a 5K together and everything.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?

    Lately, it almost never happens. I have the apps I love and just stick with those. Runkeeper is the one I use the most.

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?

    I take a deep breath. Then I might watch some Whose Line is it Anyway? to make myself laugh it out.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?

    Yes to the women and no to the men.

    6. What should you do next/after this?

    It’s almost time for lunch!

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?

    I don’t know about overall, but recently I watched xSparkage’s tutorial for long-lasting lipstick and am planning on trying that later today.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?

    Nay… For myself anyway. Other people can pull it off.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?

    Not as much as I used to. But it’s pretty!

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?

    Polka dots. I tried it a few weeks ago and they just looked like wonky splotches. I’ll have to try again!
    Trisha recently posted … New York Streets Dry Shampoo Review: Prepare to Be Disappointed

  5. Ru says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    I’m fasting for Ramadan, so the constant weakness due to lack of food & water makes me not see any highlights other than how much we take food and water for granted!
    Otherwise- cooking a bit, and getting mani/pedis with a friend

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    I have a teenage sister and a 10 year old cousin so I assume i get a chance to teach them something every time I see them. Probably not so much my sister anymore as she is a raging teenager who basically refuses to listen to anyone but my cousin is still young and impressionable.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    All the time! Love iHeartRadio because it lets me listen to my hometown morning radio show (Elvis Duran); Plague is a really fun end of the world type game; can’t live w/o Twitter; and Stitcher or iTunes for podcasts. Also love Umano- it reads articles to you (real person, but a robot voice)- great for in the car or going to sleep or- anytime your hands are busy!

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    I start to “break it down” in my planner. It helps me realize I have more time to do things then it initially seems. I also try to exercise because it’s a great stress reliever.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    My husband refuses. I told him he’s going to start looking very old very soon…

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Go back to work :/

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    Not sure which one exactly, all of them help a bit with improving techniques

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    Maybe when I was 12

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Not really. I have a few shadows that say they are metallic but the finish doesn’t seem like it to me.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    Not sure. I have a Konad stamping kit so I do my own nail designs at home.

  6. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? Hanging out with my sister and nephew! I don’t see them much and I got to spend all day with them both!
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I have kids, I teach them something every day, how to be a classy lady, how to eat without grossing people out, farting at the table is not appropriate, etc! lol!
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? YES! I love apps, but I try not to get too many, because I don’t to scroll though pages and pages of apps on my phone! I am a Facebook addict, it’s my number one! I am also addicted to this game called “Hay Day”, it drives me insane, but I can’t help it. Twitter, Soundhound, and US magazine are favorites too.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Exercise, make lists, drink coffee, or hide in a dark room.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? I’ve gotten my husband moisturizers, and he’s used them once or twice, but that’s it. He willingly puts lotion on because he has ashy skin, but that’s about it for his beauty routine!
    6. What should you do next/after this? A load of laundry, but I’m probably going to watch my DVR’ed episode of “Drop Dead Diva” instead!
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Yours! The curling eyelashes one, changed my life! And that sweet little Talia, her smokey eye tutorials are great, rest in peace sweet angel.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? In 1991, heck yeah! Now? No thank you! Unless you’re under the age of 5, then it’s cute, if not, nooooooo!
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? Yes, usually on the lid with some mattes to balance it out.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I loooove to paint my nails, but I am NOT a nail art kind of girl. I find it kind of tacky. For me. But I love it on other people. Especially holiday nail art, mummies at Halloween, tree lights at X-mas, bunnies on Easter, that kind of thing.

  7. Twyla says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? coming home from the lakehouse early enough on Sunday to enjoy some quality time on my own little patio with my furrkidlets.
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I taught my sister how to use ‘Ctrl C – Ctrl V’. lol
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? Yes! Iphone crazy girl here downloads most free apps, tests them out then deletes the ones I don’t use. ;) At the moment I use FB, Twitter, Instagram & Songza daily
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? I crave junk food & want to hide away from the world, so I usually nap.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? I have 3 sisters and 2 out of 3 use both regularly, one sister doesn’t take care of her skin and it shows.
    6. What should you do next/after this? Do more work. always more work.
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? The Cateye liner ones.. taught me to build up the ‘flick’ not attempt to draw it from end to end.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? a bit of both depending on the day
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?I like shimmery gold shadow paired with liquid gold eyeliner for nights out.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I would like to do the nail art where when all together they create a picture.

  8. Ashley says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    My weekend was rather dull, but I went to the beach last week so lets count that!
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    Probably a lot of smaller things here and there, but the one I remember is teaching someone how to use Google Drive a couple weeks ago.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    Oh yeah. Social media apps always, and games when I’m bored.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    I usually cry, or if it’s not a time sensitive issue I try to sleep. If neither of those are options I just run some mantras through my head, try to calm down, and focus on the task at hand.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    My boyfriend laughed at me last week when I spray sunscreen allllll over my body, then he just dabbed a bit on his nose and was like “I’m good!”
    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Go to the gym. It’s been a week.
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    All of your tutorials are a gift from god Karen :)
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    nope uh uh not gonna happen.
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    No, I usually stick with the shades I’m familiar with. I’m always afraid I’m going to screw it up.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    Marbling

  9. Bree says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? Spending my Sunday afternoon at the race track with a friend. Girl talk, Mexican food, dippin dots, and we bet on some ponies. I won once $3.60 wahoo! lol
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I’m sure there have been others but I recently taught my grandpas girlfriend how to ride a horse
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? Occasionally I mostly use the popular social networking one (twitter, FB, Instagram, Pinterest) then things like the weather channel etc
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Procrastinate! Or cry depending on what it is. Then I’ll calm down and figure things out.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? No I got on to him about sunscreen after he had a bad burn from work the other day. His hair is my biggest peeve! He hates getting it cut and thinks putting a hat on counts as styling it! Why do they think deodorant is the only grooming they have to do?
    6. What should you do next/after this? Clean and go see my horse
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Probably learning how to do a smokey eye.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Insulated bibs in the winter and its freezing otherwise um negative
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? Yes as an accent
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I think snake skin print would be neat or zebra or cheetah or chevron lol

  10. Ruchita says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    Sleeping in on a rainy Saturday. Making pancakes and bacon for breakfast. And then taking a nap in the afternoon. Pretty exciting. :-)

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    It’s been a while. I think it was probably work related.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    I just got a new phone, so I’ve been re-downloading apps, but I’ve being more picky. Other than the usual Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, these are my other faves.

    Evernote: Great for taking notes, lists ec.
    QuickPic: I was able to create folders and organize all my cat and cupcake pictures.
    Flixter: Very easy to check movie times.
    Google Maps: On my phone it also comes with navigation, which is nice

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    I tend to procrastinate. I’ll read blogs or magazines and maybe indulge in some chocolate. Lately, I’ve been trying some deep-breathing techniques from yoga book my mom got me.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    My husband probably takes better care of his skin than I do! His favorite is Jack Black moisturizer w/ SPF 20. He also likes the Lab Series and Anthony brands.

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Respond to some work emails.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I like the makeup tutorials on Makeup by Tiffany D. Also The Small Things Blog has great hair tutorials.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    Um, yeah…but in my defense it was the 90s and I was clueless. :-)

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Not very often, but I do enjoy the look.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    I would love to try polka-dots or stripes.

    Happy Monday!

  11. Tennyoceres says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    I got to visit the new Exploratorium in San Francisco. I loved how every exhibit is interactive. My husband liked the rocking chairs.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    I taught coworkers how to [SUPER SECRET WORK STUFF]. Yeah =p

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    Not games, just useful things. I love my Kindle app, though. Even if I have to wait hours at the DMV the Kindle app gives me plenty of books to read.

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    Have the urge to run. While I’m on the treadmill or elliptical I start plotting and planning. I’m probably talking it out loud like a super villain.

    Cry and feel sorry for myself if it’s really bad. After probably around 10 minutes of self pity I start plotting and planning.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    I scold my husband to using lotion more often but he isn’t listening. Then he wonders why his skin is all dry and itchy. =(

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Scavange for food. I need to eat some lunch.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I like looking at pictures in magazines. I try to replicate them myself at home.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    Nay and nay. The only exception is if you actually work in construction or home improvement. I look ridiculous wearing overalls.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Hell yeah! If I decided to wet my eyeshadow I use it as a thick, bold eyeliner. I line my regular liner on top of it and suddenly it looks like I did the double cat eye thing.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    I keep meaning to try leopard print manis. I’m still obsessed with getting my gradients all pretty.

  12. Petra says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? Seeing my newfound cousins again – supernice!
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I teach my co-workers stuff every day. Last thing was how to find out how many vacation Days a part-time phd student has.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? some games, klondike!!!
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Same as you Karen, lists and a Little cry
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? not that much no… My mother has finally gotten into a good routine for moisturizing but SPF?! crazy idea…
    6. What should you do next/after this? brush my teeth and crawl into bed *nighty-night*
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Don’t know. really like Marlena (makeupgeek)
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? NAY
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? YES, matched with a matt neutral shadow as not turn in to a disco-ball
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? any that stays on my Nails longer than 1 hour without brutal chipping.

    Good night, sleep tight! :)

  13. Suri says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? Cleaning out my closet. I know it sounds like no fun but it’s been a long time coming and now I have room for more stuff! :D
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? Probably last month when I was still at work. I did a professional development about our new teacher evaluation system.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? Yup. I love FB, Instagram, and Twitter but I am also really like MyFitnessPal and Nexercise to keep my health goals on track.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Sometimes cry, sometimes get angry and lash out. Then I have to talk to someone that I’m close to and just vent.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? Yes.
    6. What should you do next/after this? Work out. I definitely feel it and need it.
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Anything for nail art and doing your eyes like eye makeup for beginners.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Jeans yes overalls no.
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? I have and usually I like a sheer wash.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? Water marble. My friend has done it on my nails but I want to try it for myself.

  14. 1. What was the highlight of your weekend?Actually, so many things. The best weekend I had in a long time. I really loved doing makeup on a very beautiful girl, her husband told me later that he really loved it and it was the best compliment and she tried to re-create it, too. I also had lot of great time with my friends. Had to relax after a super busy week.
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? This weekend actually. It was beauty related)
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? I don’t really care about apps, Twitter and Facebook are almost enought for me.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? I wish I knew what to do. Try to calm down…
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? Yes, my bf uses a facial moisturizer.
    6. What should you do next/after this? Wish I could say relax (it’s evening here) and I just got home but I still need to finish some stuff.
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? I love all Lisa Eldridge’s videos. They are all helpful.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? not really my style.
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? keep the rest of the makeup simple.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I am not into nail art. But I’d love to finally try degrade nails.
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  15. camille says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    Oh, it was a lazy weekend, but I was SOOOO glad to see my bro& sis-by-law. (my husband’s brother and his wife.) She and I are like long lost sisters from other misters. We just get each other, and I miss her dearly. We used to live an hour away, but then The Man and I had to move here. :( Was so glad that they drove down to the desert to see fam and to chit-chat a bit with me. :)

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    I don’t usually teach. I find it frustrating because I feel like no one really listens. But, I was a teacher’s assistant until January 2010. So, I guess that was the last time, I can remember, that I taught anything. My nephews live far away, so I don’t really get a chance to teach kids anything.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    I like free apps :) The last one I downloaded was…..a Paleo or Crossfit app. I don’t think I really utilize them, though. My favourite ones are Poshmark (bad browsing habit), Waze, Picstitch, and justWink (greeting card app!).

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    Like you, I cry. I’m just a cry baby. Upset, happy, frustrated, sad, I just cry. Or I’ll sidetrack and clean or organize stuff. That usually calms me down and makes me feel better. And then I try to get back to what I was supposed to do. :)

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    I just got The Man to use a face moisturizer with sunscreen. It had to have SPF because he doesn’t like to get darker, and it is unscented because I knew he wasn’t going to be keen on any scents. LoL. And my sister still doesn’t really use moisturizer with SPF. I scold her everytime, but she still won’t listen. *sigh* She’s my older sis, and it irks me that I do all this stuff to protect my skin, but she still looks younger than me. grrrr. LoL

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    I was going to vacuum and do my weekly cleaning. Then clear out UN-needed stuff, find more clothes/accessories to post on Poshmark, work out, and study. *sigh* I’m so behind.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I don’t watch makeup video tutorials. I want to, but I need an actual person to help me, so I can figure a better way to do things. And, so they can correct me. :) I’m an old soul who wants to refuse the modern ways. :D

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    nay? nay. Dungarees remind me of my dad. He was in the Navy and he had to wear the dungarees with blue button ups, for work. So when I hear “dungaree” I think Navy. Too bad they don’t have that uniform anymore.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    I don’t wear eyeshadow. I’m still putting off a trip to the MAC counter. :( I’ll probably go after August. So close, and so far away!

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    My niece had a simple polka dot design. It was classy, yet wild, at the same time. I haven’t painted my nails in a while, so I might give it a shot. :)

    Happy Monday, Karen! Hope Tabs got over your weekend getaway absence, and has resumed talking to you :) La Jolla looked like a lovely weekend. :)

  16. 1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    We went for an evening walk around a nearby lake and the sunset was AHHHMAZING. The mountains were in front of the sun and there were these crazy fluffy clouds that reflected the most amazing colors. The moon was out at the same time so it was just surreal. One of those time that you just have to stop and appreciate the beauty. We even snapped some photos.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    I had to teach Hubby how to vacuum the other day…. sad I know. I’m too pregnant to haul the vacuum around and use the hose to get all the baseboards and corners so he had to do it for the first time since we moved in 4 years ago.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    I do but not too often. I love playing Tetris and I use my Kindle app from time to time if I forget to bring my Kindle with me.

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    Take a time out and read my book for a while. It helps to get outside my own head and focus on something else. Then I go back to the task at hand with fresh eyes.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    Yes! I’ve finally found some products Hubby likes and uses regularly. He only puts sunscreen on his face but that’s progress, right?

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Take a shower.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I don’t really watch them.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    Nay

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Yes but only for special occasions or with a dramatic cat look.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    I kind of like the ombre look but it looks too complicated for me.
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  17. Katherine M says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    ~Going to Bruster’s Ice Cream last night after work and going for a walk with the neighbors and their golden retriever, Frankie. Since I worked all weekend it was nice to have that kind of down time!

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    ~Today, helping a friend who has questions on various law enforcement processes. I try to learn something and/or teach someone something I’ve learned every day. If I had to learn it the hard way, why should I begrudge that info to someone else? I can give them the info and they can make their own decisions.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    ~I have a Galaxy S4 and I love it. I have the Weather Bug app, which is more accurate than the Weather Channel, and I love my printer, Pinterest, and news apps. My phone came with the Amazon apps like Kindle, so I can read my books anytime without physically taking my Kindle everywhere. I only get free apps, unless there was something I really needed (like a video editing app or something).

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    ~I used to get upset when I felt overwhelmed in private. In public, you could tell I was tense about something but I’d maintain a professional demeanor. In the past few years, I’ve learned how to handle things better. Do I still get overwhelmed at times? Yes, but I have better coping mechanisms, like planning things out in my phone/planner, stopping and thinking for a minute, and if I have time during the thing that’s overwhelming me, I will do yoga or run to release stress.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    ~Yes, because hubby has realized how painful bad sunburns can be. I use it as well, because I don’t want a lot of skin damage from the sun.

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    ~Probably work out again (did a hot run and glute exercise this morning), but I may relax since I worked all weekend and was busy all morning.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    ~Typically anything to do with hair, since I haven’t watched many makeup tutorials. I like to watch videos on different hairstyles because I have very thick hair and chances are someone has figured out how to work with their thick hair in a way I could practice. The most helpful tutorials have been for french braids and buns.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    ~On little kids and farmers, yes.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    ~I love shadow with a metallic or shimmery edge. I rarely wear mattes, pretty much all of my shadows have some kind of glow or shimmer to enhance my green-gold hazel eyes.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    ~Hmmmm…love that snakeskin one that was out a few years ago.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      I’ll have to look into videos for hair styles. I typically end up just doing the same things with my hair and would love to learn more intricate braids. So thanks for the idea to look more into those vids.

      Do you have some time off this week since you worked all weekend? I hope so.

      • Katherine M says:

        Hello!
        I do get some time off this week. Right now enjoying this nighttime thunderstorm we are getting after a week of no rain at all. As a kid, I never really knew what to make of my thick hair so I love videos or pictures now that give me good ideas or different ways of doing things. French braids are hard initially to do on yourself but I love them because they get all my layers up and out of the way. Enjoy the rest of your night and your week if we don’t talk in the comments!
        Katherine

  18. Cassie says:

    Le List

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    hanging out with my family at my parents’ house, eating Mexican food!

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    I teach my older coworker something fashion- or cosmetic-related every single day ; )

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    sometimes–usually some sort of shopping app

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    vent to my bf, freak out and then calm down and take it one thing at a time. I tend to be very expressive, so I often freak out at first before I’ve had a chance to soak it all in.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    um, that would be a definite no, despite my pleas

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    about to enjoy afternoon cake w/ coworkers for July birthday celebration…but what I SHOULD be doing is working out tonight!

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    i just look for random ones on youtube

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    for children, adorable! adults, not so much!

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    of course! i like a silvery grey smokey eye w/ black liquid liner

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    i want to try striping tape to help me get straighter lines. i’ve recently discovered that enamel paint works best for nail art b/c the clear topcoat won’t smear it like regular nail polish.

  19. Marian says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? floating in the pool, watching a silly movie called The Bay.
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I’ve been giving my daughter a crash course in household chores since she’s moving out to college next month.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? I don’t have a smart phone. Favorite ones?
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Break things down into baby steps and start with those.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? No! …and my husband had some cancer removed from his face a couple of years ago…but he STILL won’t wear sunscreen!
    6. What should you do next/after this? Finish preparing dinner
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Lisa Eldrige videos for mature skin.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Nay
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? I don’t. I’m wearing more and more mattes and a little light shimmer
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try. Polka dots. I’m gonna do it too. I bought some dotting tools : )

  20. Betsy Clark says:

    Le List

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? **Going out to lunch with my BFF and he teenage daughter! I learn something new every time.
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    **My hubby- he finally learned how to TEXT! Bwahahahahah
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    **Mindless games sometimes, Astronomy ones at other times. Love weather and astro ones the best.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? **I yell and get mad, then I apologize and work it out.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? **In my dreams.
    6. What should you do next/after this? **Make dinner.
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? **Wow…I have no answer. You stumped me on that one, lol.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? **Hells to the no. I do the world a favor and refrain.
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? **Most definitely, even at age 58! Yes- go me! I love Urban Decay’s the best. Lately I find myself using beachy colors.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? **Marbling! Oh…and the newsprint one.

    • Karen says:

      Hey Betsey,

      I think that’s so awesome that you’re still working the metallics at 58. GO YOU! Are they any UD ones that you particularly love?

  21. Alice Ann says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? Went to the movies twice(!), it’s been a long time since I had free time to do that. Scored a pair of Rachel Comey shoes for $12. Woo hoo!
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I showed my mom how to make my magic fruit crisp on saturday.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? I have a cartoon camera app I really like, but I have a windows phone and the apps are scarce.
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Cry and/or sleep, make a list of solutions, or even just naming the sources.
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? Yes moisturize, no sunscreen.
    6. What should you do next/after this? Go to class. It’s the last week!
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? Haven’t watched many.
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Sure, for children.
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? No, I wear glasses so most eye looks are lost on me.
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I like the look of metallic foils.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Alice Ann,

      Fruit crisp, yum! What kind of fruit do you use? And what in it makes it magical?

      • Alice Ann says:

        I use whatever fruit is abundant at the farmer’s market, right now it’s all about stone fruit and strawberries. What makes it ‘magical’ is almond butter in the topping. I don’t use much sugar, and it just gives it a nice depth and richness. My parents really like it, and I make it for them whenever they visit.

  22. gina says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    going to the beach sunday. i love it.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    sunday morning at work. always teaching someone something…

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    instagram, probably E news, and pixlromatic.

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    at work. lately its been all the time because of work. but i’m trying to get back to my happy place.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    i taught my boyfriend the importance of moisturizer.

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    eat dinner. i’m staaarving.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    pixiwoo! i love those girls. they are my favorite by far.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    never.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    only when the occasion is right. mostly during the holidays for parties and stuff.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    half moon nails.

  23. Kim says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?

    I went out to lunch with my mom and sister. It was nice, because I can’t remember the last time the three of us went out to eat together. We went to this popular café a couple blocks from our house after my sister and I went to get new glasses. The food was alright, but the company was great.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?

    It was probably last week when I was cooking dinner with my boyfriend. I am by no means experienced when it comes to cooking, but he knows even less. He didn’t know to do a couple things, so I showed him how.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?

    I rarely download new apps, as I am fairly technologically challenged.

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?

    I am known to almost always be overwhelmed, stressing myself out more than most normal people do. Usually, I try to just take my mind off things by watching a show or movie, or sleep it off.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?

    My boyfriend never uses SPF, and it’s awful. When he does decide to moisturize, he will slather what’s leftover of his body lotion after moisturizing his hands, all over his face.

    6. What should you do next/after this?

    I should go workout. I have been slacking off a lot lately. I went from running a 5K every other day of the week while doing intense strength training in between, to barely moving at all.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?

    Likewise, I love Lisa Eldridge’s videos. I think her videos are some of the few that are worthy of being deemed “tutorials” as they really are informative, and not just simply a woman recording herself putting on her makeup (although I love watching those as well).

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?

    Absolutely not.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?

    Not really. I love eyeshadow, but not on me. I don’t think I have eyes suited for eyemakeup, as it tends to make me look overdone. I usually stick to blanc type all over the lid, and a couple coats of mascara. I tend to experiment more with my lip color instead. Although in regards to this question, I really would not ever wear metallic lipstick.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?

    I used to be so fascinated by marbled nails, but it is much harder to achieve than it appears in the video tutorials I have seen. Nowadays, I prefer cream shades. The only nail polish shade I’ve worn in the past two years has been red. I’ve gone through an entire bottle of OPI Malaga Wine and now I’ve moved onto OPI Got the Blues for Red.

  24. Chelsea says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? I took a really amazing nap on Sunday, and some friends from out of town came to visit on Saturday.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? This isn’t that recent, but I taught my mom to take screenshots on her computer, which came in handy for some funny family drama on Facebook this morning! HILARIOUS.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? I’m addicted to What’s the Phrase, which is basically Wheel of Fortune. I also use the HauteLook app sometimes. Oh, and Pinterest, although that kills the battery!

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Cry and scream. And then take a nap, which is my advice for most situations, I think. I think much more clearly after some zen time.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? Definitely not. I’m not sure if the fiance actually washes his face at all… If we’re going to be outside, I force him to wear sunscreen, since he’s nearly as pale as me.

    6. What should you do next/after this? Yoga! I need it!

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? I love Lisa Eldridge’s videos.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Nay on me, but my dad wears overalls all the time, and they suit him. He does suspenders too – I think I might buy him some snazzy ones for my wedding!

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? I like wearing them on the lid, with a matte shade in the crease to tone it down a bit.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? I want to try one of those Revlon two-ended sets with the metallic looking topcoat. I’m not much into nail art, to be honest! Maybelline has some speckled-looking polish I want to try.

  25. Maria says:

    Le List

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    Having a nice dinner out on Saturday night with my husband and son. With everyone busy, it’s hard to get together for a nice evening out.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    At work on Friday….I helped a coworker with a spreadsheet problem she had.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    Sure…all the time. My newest favorite is the China Glaze app. And you don’t know jack app…fun!

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    Step back, organize my work and my thoughts and try not to stress,

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    I do….Estée Lauder moisturizer with sunscreen.

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Take a shower since I worked out tonight.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I watch a monthly video on all sorts of new products.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    Never!

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    I don’t wear eyeshadow too much, but I like metallic eyeliner…anything coppery colored.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    I like the nail art with the embellishments, such as bows, gems, etc. It would not last though since I have to wash dishes and do housework. But it would be fun.

  26. Wendy says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend? Bought an antique vanity shaped like a small ladies writing desk. I was browsing the antique section on Craigslist when I found it. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. It is so pretty! The lines are so feminine. Not bulky or office desk, dresser like. The delicate wood carvings, the fluted, tapered legs, the glass knobs, the bench with caned insert, the antiqued creamy white paint… If I could post a picture, I would. Can you tell I LOVE it? But, the happiest moment was when I opened the drawers. The two center drawers (one above the other) are only 2″ high each, but pull out to 18″. Perfect for blushes and eyeshadows. And the two 4″ tall drawers on each side of the center drawers are perfect for moisturizers, sunscreens, serums, hair brushes. I placed 4 small storage boxes with 3 pull out drawers in each box at the back of vanity top. That’s 12 small storage drawers to house my lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras, foundations, etc.. A rectangular antique 3 pane window with mirrors installed instead of glass sits on top of the 4 small storage drawers at the perfect height and width. It’s the first thing I see when I walk into my bedroom and it makes me smile.

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something? I taught my daughter how to ride a road bike last week. I gave her my 1 year old road bike because I recently bought a carbon fiber bike. It’s not much different than riding a 3 speed bike. But, it does take a couple of rides to get used to shifting the gears.

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones? Yes. Sudoku.

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? When I am truly overwhelmed, I realize it’s time to fix it. I will stay up all night going over my options. By morning, the decision on which actions I’m going to take are made. That is the only way I can have peace of mind and spirit.

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen? My husband does not. I don’t mind if he looks older than me.

    6. What should you do next/after this? Wash off my makeup.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you? The one that showed how to use the Beauty Blender, my favorite. Can’t remember the guy’s name. He’s from Britain.

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay? Yea like 15 years ago. Nay now.

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways? Not really. No real favorite.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try? None. I keep my nails clean, unpainted, trimmed and filed down.

  27. Kate & Zena says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    I got to be at home!

    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    I think it was a long time ago!

    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    Yes, most games though! Soundhound, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Words with Friends, ModCloth and Pinterest are those I tend to stick with most, but games I go between all of the time. I’m cycling through Candy Crush Saga, Icomania, 4 Pics 1 Word, 4 Pics 1 Song, Tetris Blitz and True or False, SmartSnacks French are ones currently. Occasionally I hit Bejeweled Blitz, Bubbles Mania and some of the other games I have on my phone! I get bored very easily!

    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    Go outside for a walk if it’s nice out! If not, I head to a nice quiet area like my room and chill out for 15-20 minutes. I might read or listen to music, but I have to take a mental break. If it’s music from my neighbor’s and it’s infiltrating my house even to my bedroom on the other side of the house, I have to put in my wax earplugs (if it lasts too long, we call our landlord as I can’t tolerate sound that loud because the sound moves the floor too.)

    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    Dad only uses sunscreen if he goes kayaking. I try to remember both everyday, but I mainly use moisturizer with SPF! I’m bad!

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Take a shower and put on jammies.

    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    Any pixiwoo tutorial!

    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    I love my dungarees (hey, they are same thing.) I’m extraordinarily picky about my dungarees though. I prefer dark wash, traditional back and no distressing! I haven’t yet found that perfect pair yet!

    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Yep. Mostly cream and it’s gold for some reason. I put it on messily as I normally wear it when I’m in a hurry. Somehow that always looks okay.

    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    Those super cool, super detailed ones. There’s this sunset cattail design Chalkboard Nails did as a guest post for All Lacquered Up and I love it! I would kill to be able to do that design! I have to work up to it!

  28. Elle says:

    What was the highlight of your weekend?
    Getting through planning the little details of my upcoming (and first) trip with the bf. Never thought I’d ever go to Arkansas in my life for any reason at all, so I’m psyched :)

    When was the last time you taught someone something?
    Hmmm…I was dogsitting and “taught” my friend’s dog to jump up onto my bed. Not sure that counts, but it was a pretty big leap for a small dog like him!

    Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    I’m helpless with my phone to be brutally honest…

    What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    My go-to reaction used to be crying, but I’ve learned to curb it a bit and start by taking a deep breath and trying to figure out what’s really causing me to feel that way. If that doesn’t work I listen to music, write stuff down, and tell my bf about it.

    Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    Yes, but if he hadn’t met me, I shudder to think what would have become of his “I used SPF 4 when I was vacationing in the Carribean two years before we got together” skin.

    What should you do next/after this?
    Work out tomorrow morning – gotta get a run in.

    Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I love the Pixiwoo sisters (love that they’re sisters and seem to get along so well) and Dustin Hunter has awesome videos as well. Oh! And Gossmakeup artist. So funny and personable.

    Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    No easy access when you have to pee = nay

    Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    Yes, but I haven’t lately. I don’t really do anything special with them but I always have to wear eyeliner when I do anything super metallic.

    What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    I kind of like the idea of a leopard print nail, or a nail with a country’s flag on it.

  29. Denise S says:

    1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
    Found a couple of cool gifts for my daughters birthday at Hot Topic and got my little sister a cool cat tee shirt as a surprise from the same store. Had a nice dinner at Bone Fish Grill with my hubby
    2. When was the last time you taught someone something?
    Helped my Mom learn to text. and use the internet.
    3. Do you ever download apps to your phone? Favorite ones?
    No I haven’t done much downloading of apps. I use my navigation app on my phone all the time. Love it!!
    4. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed?
    I pray hard and strategize
    5. Do the men (or women) in your life use moisturizer and sunscreen?
    My husband is bad at moisturizing so I brought him a a can of that new spray lotion from Vaseline and he likes it because its quick.

    6. What should you do next/after this?
    Watch a movie
    7. Which makeup video or tutorial has been the most helpful one in the world for you?
    I love watching makeup tutorials and favorite product of the month on you tube.I’ve learned a lot from them
    8. Overalls and dungarees? Yea or nay?
    Not if they are sloppy I can do comfortable though
    9. Do you ever wear metallic eyeshadow? Favorite ways?
    I love metallic eyeshadow especially gold and khaki. I like Armani’s eyes to kill shadows
    10. What’s one nail art design you’ve wanted to/would try?
    None that I can think of

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