Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 282

Published in: Just For Fun

Sunset over the Sacramento River in Redding, California, on Friday, July 26, 2013

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

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

  1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    Summer before my senior year in college I worked as an assistant at the English language lab for foreign exchange students.

    Hands down the best job I ever had. The job itself was easy peasy. All I had to do was check out materials to the students at the language lab at the start of the class, and then check them back in at the end. The rest of the time I studied for the LSATS, hung out and helped people with their English. The best part, though, was meeting people from all over the world.

    It was a lot of fun. I ended up making really good friends with some students from Italy and Japan.

  2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Home for me is the San Francisco Bay Area, and the farthest I’ve ever traveled from here was to the Philippines about 7,000 miles away — once when I was a baby and again in my early 20s.
  3. When I’m really excited I…
    Talk fast! With my hands! And I make lots of lists like “Top 5 Things I Should Do Today.”
  4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Funny and devoted with a flair for the dramatic. Over-achiever. Cat lady. Writer.
  5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    1) My dad’s odd sense of humor and 2) stubbornness, and 3) my mom’s love for cleanliness.
  6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    1) Deciding not to go to law school, 2) meeting El Hub (for our first date we met in front of Green Apple Books in SF) and 3) finding Tabs. :)
  7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Eclectic, evolving, adventurous, shimmery, playful
  8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    Panties
  9. What’s the best mood booster?
    The quickest one for me is listening to upbeat dance music, but when I have some time and mental space, then I like to take a shower, do my hair, put on my makeup and an outfit with non-stretchy pants!

    Then I feel like a real person again…

  10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    I’d ask Kim Kardashian to hook me up with Troy Jensen, her makeup artist, for a makeover. His work is amazing!

Le List
1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
3. When I’m really excited I…
4. How would your best friend describe you?
5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
9. What’s the best mood booster?
10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?

I’m thrilled to be back in the Bay Area again (well, at least for the next two days) with my laptop on the couch!

It’s so nice to be home… Have a wonderful week, okay?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Ru says:

    Wow the questions today required a lot of thought!

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    Gosh I’ve had so many jobs, been working since I was 14! Obviously the most memorable is my first real job at a well know govt agency. I traveled SO much and got very acquainted with DC. It was glamorous but got tired of the office politics so I moved on.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Probably my country Bangladesh which is literally on the other side of the world!

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    talk ALOT. It’s quite odd for a generally quiet person

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Wow, I have NO clue…

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    Mom’s temper, Mom’s tenacity, Dad’s view of the world

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    My family, growing up in NYC, and my husband

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    polished, bold, fun, sophisticated, risky

    Some of those contradict each other!

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    not sure…

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Exercise, laughter, and baking :)

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Since most celebs don’t do their own I would ask their makeup artists/hair stylists- Jennifer Lawrence and probably the Kardashians

  2. Katherine M says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    ~Training horses as a kid/teen (for free) – got to meet a lot of great horses and form bonds I will never forget, and my job as an ER/Trauma Tech. The ER has taught me a lot to say the least and I’ve learned some very valuable things about my life and my career there.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    ~Probably the Caribbean on my cruise last October – I think St. Maarten was the farthest island away from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    ~Talk really fast and smile a lot, I’ll be tense and ready to go.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    ~Motivated, driven, and happy, also a worrywart at times.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    (1) my laid back personality from my dad (2) my sense of order and cleanliness from my mom (when I don’t have a lot going on and I have a lot of time to clean) and (3) my stubbornness from my parents.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    (1) Life in the ER (2) Horses (3) My husband and family

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    ~Fun, classic, natural, modelesque, and summery.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    ~Can’t stand when people abbreviate stuff and I have no clue what it means, especially in online lingo.

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    ~A run in a scenic place (by the water for me if I can get to it), good music, or yoga in a scenic place.

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    ~Hmmmm….not sure but I’d probably ask Keira Knightley or Kristin Kreuk (my hair and makeup idols since I have some similar features to them) for hair and makeup advice.

  3. Christine says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    My job during college. I worked in the student office for my major and was a TA during lab classes. I got to hang out with awesome coworkers, know everybody in the Radio Department, and play with audio. My boss was also the internship coordinator/alum liaison and I can credit working there with landing my first two jobs after school.
    And we were all partiers. Fun times.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? Just about 4700 miles. Home is Chicago, my freshmen year of college I went to Florence for spring break with my BFF who was living there for a year.

    3. When I’m really excited I… flail…and then usually end up hitting something/someone (the someone using being SO, whoops).

    4. How would your best friend describe you? Funny, weird, anxious, friendly.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? Height from my father, humor from my mom, and temperament from my mom.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? Speech therapy for 4 years, a childhood full of music, and a very supportive mom.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? Natural, simple, classic, glowy, youthful

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? Worcestershire. No matter how it is explained to me, I CANNOT say it. But I love Worcestershire sauce.

    9. What’s the best mood booster? Baking something, anything. And then eating it. :) Bonus points for fun music while baking.

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Heidi Klum – not only do I think she’s the bee’s knees, I constantly steal her hair styles, so I figure she’d have good advice for how I should wear my hair.

  4. Alice Ann says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? It was at a worker-owned cooperative. The good part was running our own business, no boss, self-management but it had a very dark side, too. Mostly a lot of unchecked personal conflicts which created a stressful environment. I did learn a lot.
    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? A lot of shuffling between Europe and SF.
    3. When I’m really excited I… usually have to tell someone about it. In a fevered fashion.
    4. How would your best friend describe you? Thoughtful, loyal, honest.
    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? My mom’s steadiness, dad’s sensitivity, both of their honesty.
    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? Moving to the U.S., kind friends, the animals in my life.
    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? It ranges fom very basic to adventurous.
    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? Locavore.
    9. What’s the best mood booster? Either a nap or loud music and dancing.
    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Rita Hayworth.

  5. Ruchita says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    This wasn’t really a job, but I worked on an events committee in college and I got to work backstage at a U2 concert that was held at our stadium.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Home for me is in Ohio, so visiting relatives in India is the farthest I’ve traveled.

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Get a huge smile on my face and talk fast.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Quiet but more talkative in small groups, patient, organized.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    1 & 2 – Being analytical and reserved from my dad, 3 – Being laid back and relaxed from my mom.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    1 – Moving to the US from India. My life would be vastly different if I were in a different country.
    2 – Meeting my husband.
    3 – My kitties. I never planned on having pets. All three of them came into my life in unexpected ways. They make me smile on a daily basis.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Quick, easy, neutral, subdued…and lately a bit lazy. I’ve been in a bit of a rut the past couple of weeks.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    This isn’t even a real word – ridonkulous – not even sure how to spell that. I’m all about using made up words, but for some reason that one irks me. Also preggers.

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Snuggling my kitties and chocolate. :-)

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Jennifer Aniston. I think she always looks pulled together and polished, yet very natural and not overdone.

    Happy Monday!

  6. 1. I worked on the technical help desk for an internet security company and talked all day to grumpy old men who worked for DHS/FEMA. They were brilliant, occassionally funny, I already said grumpy, and, at the bottom of it all, genuinely kind–just frustrated that their websites weren’t working. I loved it. I loved talking to them and feeling like their hero.

    2. Home is Houston, TX. I’ve traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

    3. When I’m really excited I clap and squeal. I’m a child.

    4. She would say that I make situations instantly comfortable. She would say that I make people laugh, that I’ll listen without judgment, and that I will always be honest. And that the sure-fire way to know if I’m angry is to check my bed. If the sheets have been changed…something needs to be talked about.

    5. Level-headedness (dad). Can talk to anyone (mom). Ministry-minded (both).

    6. Being held hostage my freshman year of high school. Moving 600 miles away from my parents for college. Not finishing grad school.

    7. SPF. Fresh. Innocent. Shimmer. Classic.

    8. Moist.

    9. Hugs. I will literally walk up to a friend and say, “Will you hug me, please?” Works every time :)

    10. I want Rachael McAdams hair and makeup peeps.

  7. Denise S. says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    Working in a Nursing Home part time while I was in Nursing School. I learned so much from those senior citizens. They were hilarious!

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    I went to Kenya when I was living in Maryland. About 7,485 miles.

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Dance and hum a happy tune

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Loyal, Funny, Stylish, Reclusive, Free Hearted

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    Looks from Mom, Humor from Dad, Toughness from Mom

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    My family/kids, My Husband and my career

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Bold, Bright, Changeable, Flattering, Enhancing

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    Titties hate that word!!

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Spending time with my family and good friends

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    I would ask Kim Kimble hair stylist to do my hair

  8. Dominique says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? As a teacher. It was very tough but very interesting too.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? To the US !

    3. When I’m really excited I spend a lot !
    …
    4. How would your best friend describe you? Reliable but very moody

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? Talkative, depressed and ( again ) Moody

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? :( I don’t know but my bipolar disorder destroyed every plan I made

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? High end, colourful, bold, changing, versatile

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? war

    9. What’s the best mood booster? beauty products of course ! :)

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Jessica Biel and her style

  9. That’s a beautiful sunset, Karen.

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? Being a make-up artist. Every job was different and I met a lot of interesting people.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? The US. I definitely want to go back some day!

    3. When I’m really excited I… act like a little girl and start giggling and clapping my hands. Wheeeeeeh!

    4. How would your best friend describe you? A fucking savage. Yeah, my best friens is a bit weird ;-)

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? Cleanliness, that I worry easily, and my love for the mountains

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? Meeting my boyfriend and growing up together, being picked on in high school, and giving up my corporate job to become a make-up artist.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? Dark, blended, detailed, colorful and special.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? Hmm, can’t think of one, really… I hate how the name Maria is totally massacred in our dialect though. MAH-ria, brrr…

    9. What’s the best mood booster? An pleasant unexpected surprise :-)

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? I would aks Kate Beckinsale for all her hair secrets!
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  10. Jae says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    Working in Marketing at a payroll company during my last two years in college. The company was young, had money and partied A LOT! I met my hubby at this company (although we didn’t get hitched till 7 years later) and have made long lasting friendships with co-workers from there.
    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    I have taken a few trips to the Philippines and Hong Kong. We’re planning to take a family trip to Australia in a couple of years so we’re super excited for that one!
    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Talk fast and channel my inner valley girl AND talk with my hands. Oh, its like sooo classy!
    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Persistent, funny and encouraging.
    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    Hard working, strong family values and Catholic faith foundation
    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    1) moving out to sf for college
    2) not having a steady bf in college and really having fun
    3) taking a job in NYC for two years
    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    polished, versitile, quick, easy and fun
    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    N—a or Fa—t. let’s get rid of both!
    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    A bowl of fresh & sweet fruit, sitting by the ocean, and cuddle time with my boys.
    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    I would ask hair stylist, Mark Townsend, “What can I do with this mane of mine?” I always get it cut the same, maybe I’ll do a color in the fall, lighten it up during the summer but nothing exciting. Would love for him to help find a good look that I can maintain.

  11. Angel says:

    BAY AREAAAAA ^_^ Happy I found your blog!! I moved to Santa Cruz last summer from Washington State and I love it here! Ok on to the poll….

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    I haven’t had that many jobs, but I would have to say being an electrician in the Navy would be the most memorable. I got to live in San Deigo, California, meet tons of people, it help me build up my confidence, I got to travel the world, and the best part is I met my future husband on watch one day, we have been together ever since!

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve traveled from home?
    I got to go to Australia on my first deployment, it was AMAZING! I had always wanted to go growing up, so that was awesome : D

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Start to talk really fast and start pointing like crazy to the thing I am excitedly talking about.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Hmmm….probably as someone crafty

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    From my dad-my sense of humor for sure and his stubbornness also. From my mom – her ability to start up a conversation with random strangers in public

    6.What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    1. Joining the military, 2. Finding out how amazing coconut oil is, and 3. Deciding to become a runner

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    1. minimal 2. simple 3. natural 4. classic 5. quick

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    Epic….it’s really getting outta control haha

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Listening to music, a little hula hooping and getting massages

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    I love the Kardashian’s look too….I’d ask for some hair and make up tips

    Yay! This was fun : )

  12. Trisha says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?

    The only job I didn’t stick to was as a salesperson at a plus sized clothing store at the Mall of America. I lasted a week. One of the many sucky things: They wanted me to hand out fliers for the store (because it had opened only a few weeks before), but I should only hand them to people who would shop at the store (i.e. plus sized women) and that I should do it in the food court.

    !!!!!

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?

    I’ve been on two cruises to the Bahamas. I love cruises!! Otherwise, I’ve never left the US. I really need to get a passport…

    3. When I’m really excited I…

    I might go “eeeee!” in the comfort of my own home. In public, I’d probably keep that in. :)

    4. How would your best friend describe you?

    Super positive, smart and…surprisingly nerdy.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?

    Love of cooking from my dad, and natural aptitude for photography and sheer adorableness from my mom.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?

    1: My house burning down when I was six (don’t worry. Not a bad thing. I would have stayed living in a bad neighborhood and going to a bad school if that hadn’t happened). 2: Deciding to write full-time, even though conventional wisdom said I’d be a “starving artist.” 3: Agreeing to move out to Montana.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?

    Sporadic, colorful, smoky.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?

    Amazeballs? Or maybe that p-word that could be used to describe a cat. Or the N-word, for reals.

    9. What’s the best mood booster?

    Watching Whose Line is it Anyways bloopers. Funny upon funny.

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?

    I would ask Eva Mendes about how she got her eyebrows so awesome.
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  13. Christina says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? Probably my Etsy shop that I have now. My schedule is pretty inflexible even after college so I love that I get to make my own hours and stuff. It’s been a real eye-opener starting a business even if it’s super tiny!

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? When I went to the Philippines when I was about 3 or 4 years old. In recent times… probably when I traveled to Florida before I started college. But I hope I get to travel again before I start graduate school! *keeping fingers crossed*

    3. When I’m really excited I… start talking really fast and make nonsensical hand gestures. I also develop a case of crazy smile face :P My friends know all about that.

    4. How would your best friend describe you? Oh gosh, probably that I’m silly, ridiculous, compassionate, and creative.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? I have a mixture of my parents’ laugh, my mom’s sensitivity, and my dad’s temper (only when I hit my boiling point).

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? 1) Meeting my wonderfully amazing group of friends in high school 2) Picking up crocheting (and now knitting!) as a hobby 3)

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    1) Low-key 2) Simple 3) Ever-changing 4) Experimental 5) Colorful

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? “Irregardless”

    9. What’s the best mood booster? Funny or silly YouTube videos!

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Not entirely sure, actually! But I would love to ask someone who could help me come up with a style for my thick, crazy mane.

  14. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! I hope you were greeted home with love, not claws. :) Where are you off to next?

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? Substitute teaching when I got out of college. I realized that I had (at the time) no patience and no understanding of kids. Teaching would NOT be the job for me.
    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? I think the farthest was Santiago, Chile.
    3. When I’m really excited I… I talk very fast, in a pitch that can probably only be heard by dogs and I actually bounce up and down.
    4. How would your best friend describe you? Smart, funny, reliable, Woodsy Owl (for asking “who?” all the time).
    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? My father’s carefree attitude about money, tendency to exaggerate and athletic ability; my mother’s critical eye and prioritizing family.
    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? My friends, the Hubs and my boys!
    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? Consistent, natural, conservative, eye-centric, quick.
    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? OMG, I totally laughed at your “panties” answer. I can’t stand that word either. I actually dislike gelatin or gelatinous.
    9. What’s the best mood booster? Upbeat music, for sure. Some exercise usually works, too. Looking up at the stars is always uplifting. :)
    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Well, I’d say Cate Blanchett for her skin but I already know it’s SK-II, which didn’t work for me. So, I guess my backup will be asking Jeremy Renner what the best angle is for viewing his forearms while he applies my makeup. ;)

  15. Shayne Adeline says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    I’m only 17 so i’ve only had part-time jobs. Probably my first job at MANGO. I quit after the first day. Unforgettable.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Philippines!

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    I squeal and jump like a small kid..

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Weird, cute and a good listener.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    Laziness (from dad)
    Dancer ( from mum)
    Very vulgars (from mum)

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    Falling in love
    Cheerleading
    Living in Singapore ( I was born in the Philippines)

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Natural, Simple, Bold lips, Easy, Quick

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    LOL

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    CHOCOLATE !

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Taylor Swift

  16. Natasha says:

    Hi Karen,
    We just got back from vacation yesterday — and while I was ready to come home… I’m not quite ready to be back at work…

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    DJ at WECI, our campus radio station. Unpaid. We all did everything from hosting programs to production work. We called it Playdough Radio b/c it was all in-house done. I really wanted to go into Public Radio after that… but didn’t get a job with one…

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Australia

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Move my hands a lot and I start talking really fast

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Laid-back, creative, easily carried away

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    Stubbornness, creativity, curiosity

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    Grew up in a black neighborhood in the South in the 70s; Did not get a job in public radio and so was open to other options; Met hubby in T’ai Chi class in Baltimore, MD.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    sun protection, fast, glow, natural (mostly), eyes

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    like as a filler word… as in, “like, you know, it’s like…”

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Great music

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Keira Knighly, Jodie Foster
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  17. suri says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? Wroking as a sales associate for H&M. It’s only memorable because I met my best friend there and we had some awesome times with other people that we worked with. I spent about half of my twenties working there which makes it pretty significant.
    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? Puerto Rico which is many miles away lol
    3. When I’m really excited I… let everyone know how excited I am. Can’t help it!
    4. How would your best friend describe you? Bitchy, loyal, great listener, always there, down for whatever, laid back
    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? No nonsense, takes care of people, easy going
    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? Meeting my hubby on the train as I came back from college classes, applying for and being accepted to NYC Teaching Fellows, going back to school (2 different times)
    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? neutral, classic, simple, classy, natural
    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? YOLO. Enough already!
    9. What’s the best mood booster? Cracking jokes and laughing. Always puts me where I need to be.
    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Ugh I would ask the Kardashian sisters for their “advice”. I do love their style even though I hate the admit it.

  18. Tennyoceres says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    I was a volunteer for a local anime convention. I finally put my Japanese to good use when I ushered Japanese guests around. Talking with American and English speaking guests was fun too. We got to gush over TV shows and cartoons we watched.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    The Philippines.

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Grin like a maniac. Small squees and flails may happen too.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Quiet, quirky, with a twisted (sometimes dark) sense of humor.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    My dad’s long phases of silence, my dad’s beauty marks/moles, my mom’s skintone.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    A) Getting enough courage to hang out with the most outgoing person in my class. She really opened me up.
    B) When a guy friend told me to “Go for it,” I actually did kiss him! He turned out to be my boyfriend and later on my husband.
    C) I watched Sailor Moon. Yes I was too old for it but I’ll be damned if those girls weren’t kicking supernatural ass while being totally glamorous. (C’mon they’re transformation phrase makes you scream “MAKE UP!” I should have seen this makeup phase coming.)

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Retro
    Colorful
    Sparkling
    Shiny Nose (All of the matte items in the world never stops that shine spot)

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    YOLO

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Singing “My Favorite Things” aloud. If you’re shy or don’t sing very well take a lunch outside, like a park or a restaurant with great views.

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Grace Jones and her personal army of WERQ. How do you get them cheekbones so high? How are those bright eyeshadows blended so perfectly? I must perfect her smoky eye/I CUT YOU menacing glare.

  19. Amy says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    I worked as an illustrator in a biology lab. Drew lots of different stuff. Everything had to be so technical! I would never survive in that specific field.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Hawaii! From nyc. Also Moscow is a close second.

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Talk A LOT. Like babbling to anyone.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Equal parts free-spirit and worrier. I’m all over the place sometimes, and then I’m very detail-oriented. I’m also super stubborn about things.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    I noticed I’m starting to talk like my mom. Her sayings and stuff. I’ve also inherited her dance moves suddenly. It’s crazy. But I’ve always been more like my dad. I blush very easily like him. I prefer simple things like him. He’s a bit of a minimalist. We also bring the same lunch to work everyday (pb&honey) which I think is cute lol

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    -Past relationships with guys I guess. I’ve learned what I’ll tolerate and what I will absolutely not stand for.
    -I remember running 2 miles for the first time. It blew my mind. Now I’ve completed countless 5ks, 2 half marathons, and a marathon. Another half marathon lined up!
    Aaannd I can’t think of a third…. lol

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Simple, natural, neural colors, feminine, fresh-faced.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    Agreed on “panties”.

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    A run. A coffee. Or a glass of wine :)

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Rachel McAdams, Minka Kelly, and Shakira lol Weird combo but they’re all gorgeous.

  20. Marian says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? I was a veterinary assistant for 10 years. I loved it! I got to work with animals, their owners, I learned a lot about medicine that applies to humans. It was a fabulous job.
    2. the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? 3,000 miles?
    3. When I’m really excited I… have to tinkle : )
    4. How would your best friend describe you? nutty, silly
    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? Nuttiness, the love of books and reading, my pug nose
    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? Infertility…I adopted both of my kids and that was the best thing that ever happened to me. School…I loved it! I still never tire of learning. Marriage…it changed my life entirely!
    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? Minimal, classic, soft, ever evolving
    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? moist
    9. What’s the best mood booster? scent
    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? I would like to know Charlize Theron’s diet and fitness routine.

  21. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why? I worked at a property management company for two years, and it really opened my eyes to people. Seeing how people lived, talking to people all the time, it was fascinating!
    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home? I live in Central California, and I haven’t traveled much, Mexico is the furthest I’ve gone.
    3. When I’m really excited I…talk. A LOT! My poor husband! LOL!
    4. How would your best friend describe you? Funny, loyal, protective, nosy, and a good listener.
    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents? My Mom’s intelligence, my Dad’s looks and easy going nature.
    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today? Having my children, meeting my BFF’s, losing a house.
    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style? Casual, natural, easy, pretty, expensive!
    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be? Titties. Oh how I hate that word!
    9. What’s the best mood booster? Blasting loud music and dancing/singing it out! Or a walk.
    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask? Gwyneth Paltrow, she looks 10 years younger than she is, her look is always appropriate and classy.

  22. Kate & Zena says:

    On the iPhone, so forgive me if there are huge typos or grammar mistakes! Siri loves to have a mind of her own sometimes!

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    Dog and cat-sitting my neighbor’s dog and cat in the winter over a weekend. I worried so much about them so I’d check on them at 3 am before I went to bed! Two months later Miss Ally (the dog), Zena’s BFF, would pass away from her Horner’s Syndrome. It was really the last time I got to spend with her.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Florida for choir. It was so much fun!

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Flap my hands wildly and stomp my feet wildly. Sometimes jump up and down. I become completely intelligible.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Um, she can’t talk but I would assume she would say annoying as I go around and sneak up on her when she’s sleeping.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    Bull-headed stubbornness (mom), quiet (dad) and controlling (mom.)

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    Being bullied for most of my school life, my autism and my mom.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Natural, humidity-proof, easy, bold brows.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    RETARD

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Cute animal videos

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    If ask Natalie Portman how she keeps her skin so beautiful.

  23. gina says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    probably working at a florist when i was 16 for a couple months. it’s always been my dream job. ive loved flowers forever. i just loved it- the knowledge and getting to be carefree with the design.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    to hawaii. i’m from nj, so thats the furthest.

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    tend to get overwhelming and talk your ear off, and am in a hurry.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    hopeful. caring. always there. dramatic. stubborn.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    stubbornness from my dad, power to stand my own ground from both my parents, family oriented from both.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    going to college, dropping out and learning that self failure can’t break you, breakups and finding myself afterward- i feel you always come out stronger and realize you’re better than before, meeting my current boyfriend of 3 years and being able to go through some intense, crazy things together, which is still going on, but i always have him there for me. that’s an amazing feeling.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    minimal, flawless, dark, bold, mood based, colorful.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    moist. it’s a very uncomfortable word.

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    the beach for me. being near salt water just makes me feel balanced and calm.

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    kourtney, kim and khloe kardashian. their makeup is always gorgeous, and not to mention their hair!

  24. Amanda says:

    1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
    Nordstrom last summer. I met amazing people (including my future husband and the father of my child) and had such a good time working. I spent more time there then I did anywhere else and as much as I hated working every weekend, I secretly loved my time there.

    2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
    Probably California from Chicago. I’ve been to The Bahamas and stuff but I think LA might even be further…

    3. When I’m really excited I…
    Talk REALLY fast and open my eyes really wide and nod and smile a lot. I also move around in my seat because I can’t sit still and I squeal.

    4. How would your best friend describe you?
    Weird, crazy, passionate, loving, caring, funny, smarter than I look.

    5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
    My mom’s creativity, my dad’s stubbornness and love for baseball.

    6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
    Raising my little brother when my mom left, moving to California on a whim with my fiancee, and just being around my grandmother. She’s the biggest influence on who I am today.

    7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
    Simple, neutral, kinda boring, summer-friendly, quick.

    8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
    Any nickname for ladyparts. They’re all horrible and they gross me out!

    9. What’s the best mood booster?
    Driving with the windows down on a beautiful day with your favorite summer song on the radio. Lifts me up every time.

    10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
    Nicole Richie, HOW DO YOU DO IT!?!?

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