Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 285

Published in: Just For Fun

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 five years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. One word that describes your hair?
    Willful
  2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    Nope! I used one years ago (can’t remember the brand) and didn’t love it enough to keep doing the extra step.
  3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    I have. I have weird control issues with other people touching my brows, so no threading or waxing for me.
  4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, Sunday Riley Good Genes and SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
  5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    Still undecided! — but ultimately I want to do something that makes the world better a better place in some way (as cheesy as that sounds).
  6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    The Ultimate Cat Lady’s Guide to Near Purr-fect Beauty, Volumes 1 and 2
  7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Get a lilikoi-flavored shave ice, go snorkeling on the North Shore and kayak up the Wailua River
  8. What’s your sign?
    Gemini
  9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    I mainly order from nordstrom.com and sephora.com, but occasionally I’ll get something from bloomingdales.com. All of them have great return polices.
  10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Teal (it’s the color of the ocean here when it’s really sunny)

Le List

Now it’s your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em! :)

1. One word that describes your hair?
2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
8. What’s your sign?
9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
10. What color describes how you feel today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. MM Curator says:

    I love the Monday poll!
    1. One word that describes your hair? Flat. :(
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? Nope.
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes, I’m afraid if I go to a pro they might actually tweeze them too much. I just pluck the strays.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Fresh Brown Sugar Face Polish, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Sunscreen…hmmm, not really wowed by any other face products lately. Need recs for a good serum and eye cream!
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Professor or curator.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? I am actually working on a coffee table book…still can’t think of a decent title though! Something with “contemporary cosmetics” in it, I think.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Research items for a mini exhibition I’m putting together, pick items for the fall exhibition, curl up with some magazines tonight.
    8. What’s your sign? Scorpio.
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? I love Sephora and Nordstrom too! My third pick would be Neiman Marcus – they also give 3 samples and usually have a free ship code. Oh wait, I want to add a fourth – beautyhabit.com has an excellent variety of niche brands.
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Grey. Have a bad headache and feel like I’m in a fog.

  2. Natasha says:

    Hi Karen,
    Sounds like you are having fantabulous time in Hawaii! Snorkelling is the best!

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Irrepressible

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    No. I can barely get myself to use a foundation primer!

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    All the time — I try to stay within strict parameters and get a professional shaping every now and then…

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    ReViva Hyaluronic Acid serum, currently enjoying The Face Shop’s Chia line — toner (more like a moisturizing serum), lotion and night cream. I make my own scrub by mixing some baking soda with a face lotion (or light cleanser).

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    More of what I’m currently doing (henna, glitter tattoos, faceaint) minus the day job and maybe adding in fabric design and web work during the slow season… flex hours, good pay for work that I love and a lot of variety b/c I get bored easily…

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    Everything’s better with a little glitter…

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Get new tires for hubby’s car (he had a blow-out last week=end), make a pizza, read a few more chapters of a novel set in post-Civil-war Nashville (my hometown) — it’s peppered with references to people I learned about in school and local institutions…and it’s got good characters

    8. What’s your sign?
    Cancer

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Sephora, Ulta, Amazon (I found BLUE lipstick on Amazon when all my other sources came up either empty or ridiculously expensive! My lavender kitty facepaint clients are grateful… now just waiting for the purple lipstick to arrive…)

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    pea soup green

  3. Rosalyn Robinson says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? New
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Never,I used to wax and now I thread.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Josie Maran Oil, and combo of olive, coconut, and almond.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Educate through beauty.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Something like self expressions of beauty.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Mani, Pedi, and freelance writing.
    8. What’s your sign? Leo
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, Beauty.com,macys.com
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Pink- Feeling happy and rosy today.

  4. Abby says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Thick
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Always pluck myself. Had a salon place wax them before and they always end up making my eyebrows too thin. So I’m better off doing them myself..lol
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? PHILOSOPHY
    When Hope Is Not Enough, FRESH Sugar Face Polish, JOSIE MARAN
    100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Makeup Artist or a Personal Stylist
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Your Inner Glamour <3
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Clean my place, Laundry, and Shower
    8. What’s your sign? Taurus
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora(my #1 place), Ulta, and Birchbox.com
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Grey

  5. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! (Happier because it’s my Friday). :)

    1. One word that describes your hair? Combination. ;)
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No.
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Oh, yes. Almost daily to keep those strays at bay!
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Hmmm, I was really taken with Algenist’s Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum and need to order a full size. I also like Strivectin.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Be magically, independently wealthy?
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? My Complete Collection of Beauty Knowledge (in Haiku; single verse). HAHA!
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Plan soccer practice, pack for vacation, remove blue tape from newly painted walls!
    8. What’s your sign? Pisces (Aries cusp; that’s important).
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, Sephora, Sephora?
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Gray-blue.

  6. Rachel P says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? – Mane!
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? – Like you, I used one once upon a time (the double-ended L’Oreal one, I think), and yeah- the difference was not so magnanimous that I kept on with it. I would consider re-incorporating it into my routine if I could find a good one to hold curl, though!
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? – I pluck very rarely, at my discretion. I only take away the straggliest, most out-of-place hairs, otherwise I let my brows grow wild and free. If things are totally out of control after some lazy time, I will get them waxed, but just for clean-up, not for shaping.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? – Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub (miraculous exfoliant, best smell ever!), and coconut oil. Just those 2. Those are the favorites for the time being, everything else is skincare background noise.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to be a published author and shipwreck diver! The latter is less realistic but a girl can dream…
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? – Jazza Cadabra!
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? – 1: Don’t fall asleep at work. 2: Go to the beach after work. 3: Cook a fancy grilled cheese w/ fontina, apple, walnut, and honey and promptly eat every bite.
    8. What’s your sign? Virgo- although that newly incorporated sign a few years ago bumped me to Leo (??) but I’m sticking with Virgo.
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Ulta.com, Sephora.com, and Etsy.com – I’m a little wary of some homemade beauty potions, but Etsy sellers like Poison Apple Apothecary make really cool indie scents, very atypical and fun.
    10. What color describes how you feel today? – Tangerine!

  7. Alice Ann says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Feral.
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No,just mascara, I think it does a good job by itself.
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? I do, just to clean up their shape, nothing drastic.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? I really like Dr.Hauschka Rose Day Cream, it is the only product I’ve consistently used on my face for years and the only one that keeps my rocasea at bay.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Nurse practitioner/nutritionist.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? I’m definitely not qualified to write one.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Go to classes, make a quick trip to Target, cook off veggies for the next few days.
    8. What’s your sign? Sagittarius.
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Nordstrom, Sephora, blush.com
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Magenta

  8. Dominique says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Dry but strong

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No, I don’t

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? No, and I never will !

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? L’Occitane ultra riche scrub for the face, Liérac Hydrachrono sérum, Hydranorme ( Laroche-Posay, cheap, effective ) 3 among others :)

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Well, I don’t know

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? The Green Beauty Book

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Shopping, cleaning, having a rest ( I did all 3 )

    8. What’s your sign? Capricorn

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? BeautyBay, Nars, Sephora

    10. What color describes how you feel today? Light fading blue

  9. Yogirl says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Spontaneous.

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No, why? A second coat of mascara will do the trick.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes, on a weekly basis.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Kanebo Silk Peeling Powder: expensive, lasts forever, and works; Skin Ceuticals B5 serum, Clinique Moisture Surge is the only one I use for years now.

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Hmmmm… good question. When I turned 30 I thought I should feel grown up, because I was doing lots of grown up things (good job, buying an apartment…), now I’m 40+ and I only feel grown up when I talk to 20+ colleagues.

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? I prefer crime stories…

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? As I will go to bed within the next hour it was: packing at least one box (done), selling my car (done), writing some letters (done). But the worst task (tax declaration) needs to be done by Friday…

    8. What’s your sign? Scorpio

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? As I like to try things before I buy them I usually shop in stores.

    10. What color describes how you feel today? A medium-dark blue, a little sad because I’m currently packing up my life here for my upcoming move to London by the end of the month. I’m really looking forward to it but I still have mixed feelings…

    Have a wonderful week everyone and @Karen: a fabolous vacation!

  10. lolamd says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Fine
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No because I barely have eyelashes…
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes but now I get them threaded.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Bliss Super Minty Soap ‘N Scrub, L’Occitane 100% Shea moisturizer, St.Ives Apricot Scrub.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Still trying to figure that out.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Beauty, From someone still trying to figure out how to get it right!
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Return demo racquet, hit gym, and get some sleep
    8. What’s your sign? Leo
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, Amazon and Net-A-Porter
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Green

  11. Bree says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Blonde
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Tweezers are the only method I use. Waxing left them too thin and a nice dark spot between my brows. Sigh.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Kiehls panthenal protein moisturizer, kiehls ultra facial toner, queen Helen oatmeal and honey facial scrub
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? HR generalist and barrel racer :)
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? How to look like a lady, only prettier
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Be lazy, ride/feed my horses, watch Real Housewives OC Reunion
    8. What’s your sign? Gemini
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Beauty.com Sephora & Ulta
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Grey cause I’m in a dull mood.

  12. Lizzy says:

    I love seeing your pics from KauaÊ»i; the hubs and I went and stayed in Hanalei two years ago–so lush and beautiful! The folks at the Smith Family Luau were so much fun and friendly; they even asked me to join them for a dance (though their musicians play double-time compared to ours, Ê»auwe!)!

    1. One word that describes your hair? IT’S ALIVE! AHHHLIIIIIVVVE!!
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No base; I tried MAC’s and liked it alright, but not enough to keep up with the extra step, as you mentioned ;)
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes, I started plucking them myself in college. The last few years I had a friend who is an esthetician wax and shape them and she does an excellent job, but I haven’t been able to get in to see her since the baby came in May, so it’s back to self-grooming for my brows LOL
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Black Magic Exfoliating Scrub by One Hand Washes the Other; Smoothing Marine Cream by Clark’s Botanicals; and Lavender Facial Mist by Harms Vineyards & Lavender Fields
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to be a Kumu Hula (hula teacher)
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Pretty Lovely Brown Eyes: How I learned to love my face.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Take baby to visit hubs’ dad at the cemetery, drop Netflix DVDs in the mail, laundry.
    8. What’s your sign? Which one–Sun? Moon? Rising? Lunar Year? ;)
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? I also like Sephora.com; my other favs are indie outfits–shirocosmetics.com, OHWTO.com, Etsy (various sellers)
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Deep pink–I’m wearing Sweet William by Ineke Perfumes and it just makes me feel wrapped in a soft, deep pink shawl. Gawgeous!

  13. Tennyoceres says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Finicky

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    I have Tarte’s lash primer. I only use it when I want drama mascara though.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    Yes, with disastrous results. Had these little skinny things that sat on my face. I trust my waxer for my eyebrows.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    Mizon Snail Recovery Gel
    Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum
    Lush Solid Soap Bar

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    I always wanted to go into art. How come I get so distracted by new projects?

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    Let’s Play Be Pretty

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Gym
    Dinner
    Catalogue my latest nail polish haul

    8. What’s your sign?
    Aquarius

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Sephora
    Beautlish (http://www.beautylish.com/shop)
    Geek Chic Cosmetics (http://www.geekchiccosmetics.com/)

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Coral

  14. JoJo says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Crazy
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? Nope
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes, I usually pluck them myself. Sometimes I get them threaded but recently I’ve been doing them myself.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Coconut oil, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream, Josie Maran argan oil.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? A teacher.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Quick and Classy – a University student’s guide to beauty.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Get to the gym, cook dinner for the family, straighten my hair.
    8. What’s your sign? Scorpio.
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? I prefer to see it in person before I buy it but sephora.com is the only place I can think of.
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Blue.

  15. Natalie says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Funky!
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    I used to use the Chanel one (just before they relaunched it) but a change in finances meant I could no longer justify the expense! I have awesome eyelashes anyway, so don’t really need it!
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    Since I was 13! I don’t that often nowadays, I just do some tidying every month.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    Clarins Doux Exfoliante, Tautropfen Hyaluron Gel, Schaebens Totes Meer Salbe.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    I’d like to do something meaningful, and, if I had my way, I’d be involved in conflict prevention.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Well as I type this the day is almost over in Central Europe, but I still have to:
    1. Clean my make up brushes for tomorrow
    2. Make sure my alarm is set for tomorrow (I forgot this last night)
    3. Tidy away all my nail varnish stuff.
    8. What’s your sign?
    Aquarius. That is what you mean right?
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    For me in Europe its http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk, http://www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk and http://www.lovelula.com
    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Taupe!

  16. Emily says:

    I haven’t done one of these in a long time – I love the MBB Monday Polls!

    1. One word that describes your hair? Ombre!
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? Nope, never tried one.
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? One or two stray hairs a month but other than that I don’t do a thing to my brows!
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? LUSH Ocean Salt for a scrub.. I don’t use serums or anything else really.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Work in the beauty industry somehow!
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Beauty and the Best
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Go to Zumba (yay!), clean my kitchen, and paint my nails.
    8. What’s your sign? Cancer.. always hated the name of it
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, MAC, and ebay.
    10. What color describes how you feel today? Grey.. I just feel blah and super tired!
    Emily recently posted … Maybelline Mascara Round-Up

  17. Doreena says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Limp & in between color
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    No, but I want to try Olay Regenerist Micro
    Sculpting eye Cream and Lash Serum Duo
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    Yes when I was young & dumb!
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    I like Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Serum &
    No7 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler & Primer & I use a
    lot of Lush products
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    I don’t want to grow up
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    EASY & QUICK beauty hints & tricks
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Go for a blood test, clean my turtle tank & laundry
    8. What’s your sign?
    Capricorn
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Avon, Ulta & Sephora
    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Gray cause it’s a gray day :(
    BTW Karen I LOVE the Turtle in your cover pic!

  18. Amy says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Beachy

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    Nope! Just straight mascara for me!

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    Yup! They have a natural arch, but I get blonde hairs and it’s so annoying.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    Neutrogena Anti-Blemish Anti-Wrinkle cleanser
    Thayer’s Witch Hazel toner
    Neutrogena Visibly Even Moisturizer

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    Artist of some kind. I’m a designer now but I might go into another concentration in the field eventually.

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    How to Wear Makeup Without Looking Like You’re Wearing a Ton of Makeup

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Just got home from work, so paint my nails, lay out running clothes for tomorrow morning, shower!

    8. What’s your sign?
    Pisces

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Amazon, Sephora, Ulta. I don’t buy makeup online that much though since I like going out and trying things out in person. I’m a serial returner otherwise lol

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Green. I bought a cute pair of olive green pants at the Gap and wore them today.

  19. Kate & Zena says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Stubborn

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    Um, no. I just don’t see the use of it!

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    I did and then I learned I have this little condition called Trichotillomania. When I’m really stressed, I have this habit of doing overkill with the plucking. So, I use a shaver to shave the brows that shouldn’t be there and leave the plucking to a professional. It’s just how it has to be!

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    I love my homemade EVOO, brown sugar, cucumber and beat up oat scrub/mask; Clinique All About Eyes and homemade yogurt/oats/honey/evoo for burns or super bad hives. Yea, I’m all about homemade sometimes!

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    Um, dog photographer? I DON’T KNOW!!!! Is it bad to be 24 and not know?

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    Your Dog Wants to Go for a Walk, So Here’s How to do Your Makeup

    Well, I guess that’s what the title would be. I always seem to be doing my makeup when Zena wants a walk and I end up having to take 500 shortcuts.

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    1. Get dressed.
    2. Go grocery shopping.
    3. Do dishes. Am I ever not doing dishes?

    8. What’s your sign?
    Western: Aquarius. Eastern: Dragon. I missed being a snake by EIGHT DAYS.

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Sephora, Ulta and, um…I don’t know.

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Blue. I’m feeling lazy, but I really have to go places.

  20. Claudia Davis says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? out-of-control
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? no way….never knew they existed until this quiz
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes. Need to at least once every 10 days.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Bliss steep clean pore purifying mask, Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System & MD Forte replenish Hydrating Cream
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Nap more
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? There is NO way I could write a book about beauty. I am just learning.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Work on my review of the iRobot, delete tons of emails, and snuggle my 2 cats.
    8. What’s your sign? Cancer.
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? sephora (I usually shop at the store though), makeupalley and nordstrom (store more often than online)
    10. What color describes how you feel today? grey

  21. Christine says:

    It looks like you are having such a wonderful time! I can almost feel the sunshine when I look at your pictures!

    1. One word that describes your hair? Shiny.

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? Nope – I used to have the Clinique double-ended mascara/primer, but my lashes are already pretty long and full, so the extra step felt pointless.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? All the time! I’ve never had anyone else do my brows (though I’ve been tempted by the Benefit Brow Bar in the ULTA I worked in)…I’m worried about ending up with skinny brows or nothing at all.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    C.Booth All Over Sea Salt Scrub, H20 Milk hand lotion, and Caudalie Vinexpert Radiance Day Cream SPF 15 (in the winter, too thick otherwise!).

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? Sigh. I don’t even know anymore. Work with animals and do social media? Preferably in one job, and not across several part time gigs like right now. :P

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? DIY Beautiful

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? It’s now dinnertime, so: 1) Eat dinner (Fish and battered/baked green beans), 2) Watch The Newsroom, and 3) Feed kitties wet food.

    8. What’s your sign? Libra.

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, Amazon, and Birchbox.

    10. What color describes how you feel today? Golden.

  22. Elena, "PianoGirl1985" says:

    Love your survey, Karen!

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    - Thin :(

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    - Nope, don’t need it.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    - I do pluck my brows and I also know how to thread them myself :)

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    - RESIST serum for combo/oily skin by Paula’s Choice, Normaderm 3-in-1 scrub by Vichy, 2% BHA liquid by Paula’s Choice.

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    - Well, I am going for my doctorate degree in music so I plan on either opening my private piano studio or work for college/university once I finish school.

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    - Beauty from within (I don’t know lol)

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    - Not suck at teaching 2 classes tomorrow, homework, and practice.

    8. What’s your sign?
    - Libra.

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    - Cherry Culture, Ulta, and of course Sephora.

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    - Well today was the first day of classes and it rained all day, so I’d say gray.

  23. gina says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    lackluster.

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    no, i tried to use clinique’s a while ago, but it didn’t work out too well.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    yes. unfortunately. i went through a serious old hollywood 1930′s beauty phase, and plucked my eyebrows almost as thin as greta garbo’s (google if you don’t know her). i regret that so much. the pictures are embarrassing.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    lush herbalism or dark angels, lush tea tree oil, coconut oil.

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    when i was little, i used to want to work as a paleontologist. i would still love to do that.

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    decades.

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    today’s over so, my to do list was: go to work, come home and clean out my shoe and clothing closet, relax!

    8. What’s your sign?
    gemini, and let me tell you, i am so true to it that it’s scary.

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    sephora, beautyhabit, MAC, amazon.

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    grey. it was a lazy day, and a long day at that.

  24. Jenna N. says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Wavy

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? No, I’m too lazy for that extra step. My lashes are naturally long but in need of volumizing and CG Clump Crusher is good enough to get the look I want.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yes I do. I have naturally very thick brows. I leave them on the thick side but they need to be shaped and maintained. They don’t need any makeup though which is great!

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Jojoba oil; L’Occitane Amande shower oil… can’t think of any others!

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? I just took the bar so hopefully I’ll be a lawyer by November.

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Neutrals- Because You’re Afraid of Color Too but That’s Okay

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Well it’s late now. Today I unpacked (moving is the worst) and made some appointments. Right now I just need to focus on relaxing.

    8. What’s your sign? Gemini. I grew up wishing it was something else because I didn’t want to be thought of as two-faced.

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, Nordstrom, MAC

    10. What color describes how you feel today? Red. To represent my tension headache.

  25. Ashley says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Free
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    Nope. I’ve never really needed one, and have only recently heard about them.
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    Gawd, when I was 14 I made the genius mistake of plucking them in a dim room. Oh the horror! They were awful, and I’m not sure they’ve ever fully recovered. I’ve eased up on them a lot as of late.
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    St Ives Apricot Scrub. Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion. Ummm does Tresemme Hair serum count?
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    I want to be an actress and an artist (visual ie. painting/drawing).
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    Well its kinda late, so clean up my stuff and get to bed at a reasonable hour.
    8. What’s your sign?
    Virgo
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    UD online (love their sale section)! Sephora and Ulta
    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    kind of blue :(

  26. Wendy says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Versatile

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? Yes! Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. Love it!

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Only to tweeze a stray hair between appointments. Never attempted to mess up my brows with my untrained eye and hands.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel mixed with a drop or two of Sevant Serum Vitale essential nutrient oil

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? A doting grandmother.

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? The Elegant Lady’s Guide to Aging Gracefully

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Since my day is almost finished: email an invoice, email a referral, wash off my makeup.

    8. What’s your sign? Leo. Roar!

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Sephora, Nordstroms, Becca

    10. What color describes how you feel today? Pastel Yellow since it was a cloudy day, I had to make my own sunshine.

  27. Efrain says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    Curly
    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    I don’t think it’s a good idea to use one in my lashes since I’m a guy and also my lashes are naturally curled and quite long.
    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    Yesterday I did for the first time (not only the space between them) and it look very good
    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    They aren’t serums, scrubs or potions but I like Biore UV perfect face milk, La Roche-Posay Effaclar gel and Clinique’s mild clarifying lotion.
    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    Magazine editor, but today was my first day in College and now I’m not sure about it.
    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    How to look awesome using makeup and being a guy.
    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    They were end a College paperwork, survive to my first day in College and make new friends.
    8. What’s your sign?
    Cancer
    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Beautybay, kiss and make up and ebay if you’re looking for Asian brands.
    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    Faded red.

  28. Maggie says:

    1. One word that describes your hair? Lots

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one? Nope, but I’m thinking about trying the Shiseido one.

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows? Yup, I pluck and trim them quite often. They would be unruly otherwise.

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions? Topix Replenix CF Cream, Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Gel,

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up? NO IDEA. Ideally, it would have been a book seller/bookstore owner but with the book industry as it is…

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be? Whoa…no idea.

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today? Well…hmm..it’s late right now. So I need to 1) Blow-dry my hair. 2)Take meds 3)Bed. Gosh Karen, your to-do list sounds so active to me. Snorkeling and kayaking all in one day?! Wish I knew how to do both…

    8. What’s your sign? Capricorn

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online? Hmm…I’d have to say Sephora, Nordstrom, and Beauty.com I’m going to have to check out bloomingdale’s for beauty shopping. Had no idea they have good return policy.

    10. What color describes how you feel today? Sky Blue–it’s a color that makes me happy in a content way when I think of it. Green too, I associate nature and peace with green. Went to the beach dunes with some old friends earlier and while lying in the sand, just admired the clear blue sky.

  29. Cassie says:

    1. One word that describes your hair?
    sassy

    2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?
    nope–just a coat of mascara and several squeezes of my Shu Uemura lash curler

    3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?
    yes–my mom sometimes says I have plucked “gaps” into them. Oops!

    4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?
    Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Fluid w/ SPF, Shiseido moisturizer, and any Oil of Olay moisturizer

    5. What do you want to do when you grow up?
    I want to be either a country singer or write for a magazine (or both!)

    6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?
    No Rules Allowed!

    7. What are three things on your to-do list today?
    work, lunch, feed dogs (typical day)

    8. What’s your sign?
    Pisces

    9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?
    Sephora.com, Ulta.com and Hautelook.com for GREAT deals!

    10. What color describes how you feel today?
    red

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