Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 358

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You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

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

  1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to the office?
    Alright, I’ll play your playfully twisted game, Ms. Karen. 🙂 I’ll go with the pink business suit if I can get it cut well and tailored to fit my eight-month pregnant self, HAHA! — ideally, in either a soft blush or rich, warm hot pink…

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    The leopard print is also tempting…but I’m thinking that Cookie Lyon from Empire is the only person who could successfully pull that off and make it look legit.

  2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    1. Kittens awkwardly padding around with their fluffy feet, aww! (Side note: I wish I’d known Tabs when he was a tiny baby cat. He must have been the cutest kitten.)
    2. Dads holding sleeping babies.
    3. Pictures of me and my brother together, and pics of me and my friends when we were kids.
  3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    No, I was never cool enough to pull it off. I do have a cousin Beverly, though, who rocked the look and rocked it well. She’d line the sides of her jeans with big silver safety pins, and it looked really cool.
  4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Abstolutely. Yes. All you can spare. 🙂

    But if I have to pick one or the other…cake, with lots of layers and yummy frosting, because I’m not into frosting that doesn’t have any flavor.

    Mmm… And if I happen to be having this cake while I’m not pregs, I would very much like to wash it down with champagne please.

  5. What are some of your nicknames?
    K-dawg, Sweetie, Karonie and Katie.

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Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!

1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
2. My heart melts when I see ______.
3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
4. Doughnuts or cake?
5. What are some of your nicknames?

Good morning, glory! You know what word I like, even though it’s a word for something that isn’t great? “Inclement,” like inclement weather, which a lot of the U.S. is having. I hope it’s not too bad where you are…

Oh, here’s something you might like: a SoundCloud playlist called Focused Work. Give this one a listen next time you have to concentrate on something.

Happy Monday, my friend. Stay warm, and have a good one.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Rosie says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?

    I Have a weak spot for leopard print, so well cut and hopefully I won’t look like pat Butcher or Bet Lynches lovechild lol

    2. My heart melts when I see my dwindling bank balance lol…no seriously cute babies do it for me everytime I become putty. Oh and David Luiz a Brazilian footballer much to rhe annoyance of m boyfriend hehe.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? God no! I’m no Lix Hurley!

    4. Doughnuts or cake? Cake cake and did I say CAKE!!! hmmmm especially a victoria sponge or lemon drizzle.

    5. What are some of your nicknames? Rosiecheeks hence my youtube channel name, rocky, Roz, Rose,pips.

  2. Chelsea says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?

    Hmmmm… I’m not sure which would be less ridiculous on me, I’ll go with leopard!

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    Interspecies animal snuggles, babies being taken care of by dogs, Mina’s little nub from where her tail was taken off, bunny kisses, fawns, baby rottweiler puppies, baby bunnies with tiny little ears…

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? No, but I hung out with people who did. I wasn’t cool enough either!

    4. Doughnuts or cake? It’s harder to find gluten free doughnuts, so I’ll go with those! But chocolate for either one.

    5. What are some of your nicknames? Cissy is the only real one!

  3. anusha says:

    Hot pink business suit looks so good in my imagination but in reality i can definitely wear a light pink one . 🙂

    My heart melts when kids give me a wide happy grin and wen i see my hubby playing with them.. i can’t bear to see unfortunate kids too..wen i start earning more money it’s my dream to adopt a school for poor kids..

    I can never carry off safety pins on my outfit.

    Chocolate cake with thick chocolate frosting.. frosting is very important for me too!

    Nicknames-anu

  4. anusha says:

    *i meant my kids

  5. 1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? Blush pink only.
    2. My heart melts when I see ______.a cute kitten, for sure.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? on jeans LOL
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Can I have pizza instead 😉
    5. What are some of your nicknames? To be honest, I hate nicknames, so people only call me Marina.
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  6. Tatiana says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    As much as I hate pink, I think that’s the lesser of two evils, so I’d go with that. I would have to find the right shade of pink though.
    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    Pictures of Dear Husband holding our girl when she was an infant. Foals, foals and more foals. Nothing cuter than a young horse.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? Maybe, but it would have been so long ago I don’t remember.
    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    CAKE!!! Will I occasionally enjoy a doughnut, I lurve cake!! Chocolate cake with rich, creamy chocolate frosting!!
    5. What are some of your nicknames? I don’t believe I have any. Unless Mom is a nickname.

  7. 1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?

    Oh my gosh, lol… How about a pink leopard print business suit? If you’re going to go crazy you better go all the way, right?

    2. My heart melts when I see my husband’s smile and the twinkle in his eyes. And puppies.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?

    No. Which is odd, because I went through quite a bit of a punky phase when I was a teenager.

    4. Doughnuts or cake?

    Cake!

    5. What are some of your nicknames?

    Mieniessa. Mefloosie. Baby (pronounced ‘baah-bee’).
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  8. jessica says:

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?

    I think maybe I put one in my ear as an earring once in college.

    4. Doughnuts or cake?

    yes please.
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  9. Lauren says:

    1) a light, light pink very tailored suit

    2) my heart is always melting! My greatest strength and weakness is caring too much. But a hurt animal or human breaks my heat, and when my hub shows saness which is RARE, my heart melts

    3)hmmm perhaps in the 80s w little charms hanging from them.. on my acid washed hand me down Jean jacket! And 1 w little beads on my shoe laces!

    4) cake!!! For some odd reason, I don’t like the smell or taste of donuts! Odd ball here!

    5) in middle school it was shamoo. No joke. Tore me apart!:these days I don’t have a nickname!

  10. Lulle says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    Pink! It would be hard to pull off, but not impossible. Leopard-print on the other hand… no. Just no.

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    Kittens, puppies, any baby animal really, including humans!

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    Erh, no. I knew people who wore them as earrings, but I’ve only ever used one in case of emergency, aka wardrobe malfunction…

    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Cake, but a good cake, moist and flavorful. I like doughnuts too but they tend to be heavier and often greasy.

    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    I only have one, Lulle! 😉

    About inclement: am I right to believe that the positive version of the word, “clement” without the in- prefix doesn’t exist in English? It is a word in French, and also a boy’s name, Clément, from which clementine was derived!
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  11. viking says:

    1. Pink. I don’t think I could pull off a leopard printed one.
    2. Dads (or any parents) and babies
    3. Nope.
    4. Cake, all the way.
    5. My name is pretty short, so I don’t have one.

  12. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! This is my first poll in ages. I’m so excited. 🙂

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? I’d go with the Pinky Tuscadero, too.
    2. My heart melts when I see ______. My boys laughing and having a good time together.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? Yes, it was kind of a thing for our shoe laces when we were in school. You’d put colored beads on the pin part and then attach them to your laces. Very fashionable, I know. 🙂
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Can I use “neither” on this one? HAHA! If pressed, I’d say cake but it can’t be chocolate. Yellow with coffee or almond frosting, pls.
    5. What are some of your nicknames? Kitty, Kitten, Kimmy. All my girlfriends and I call each other Bird on a regular basis.

  13. Suzanne C says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    I actually had a darker pink suit about 15 years ago that looked pretty good, so I’ll go pink.

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    … one of my nieces give me a genuine smile, especially the baby. Not the ‘Oh, Tia- you so crazy’ smile, a real one.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    I think I had a safety pin and bead bracelet back in the day.

    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Absolutely. But if I had to choose, cake. From Publix.

    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Bear, ladybug, T, Suzy (but only 5 people are allowed to call me that. I hate it from anyone else), whatever crazy way people can think of to mispronounce Suzanne (the ways are many and varied).

  14. Rachel R. says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?

    I’d totally go for a well tailored leopard print suit.

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.

    Babies. Human or animals, it doen’t matter. They’re all cute!

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? Yes

    4. Doughnuts or cake? Cake

    5. What are some of your nicknames?

    Mom (even by adult friends), Sissy/Sis (brothers and friends), Rosie/Rose (online friends), Pumpkin (mainly by my parents, as I was born exactly 2 weeks before Halloween), and Princess (parents).

    Word to the wise: NEVER call me “Rach.” 😉

  15. Sandy P says:

    Even though I live in Michigan we had no snow..nope, zip, none, zero. This is a first because I live close to Lake Michigan and we always get Lake effect snow.
    1. Pink as I have white hair and any shade looks pretty darn good on me. But I prefer a soft shade of it.
    2. Gotta go with babies….human or fur baby…especially in my arms.
    3. Never wore safety pins as an accessory but I remember a boy wearing one in his ear for an earring.
    4. A French crueller OR pineapple upside down cake.
    5. Mom, Mammie, Sancee

  16. Ciara says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    I actually own a black suit with (sedate) fuchsia pinstripes, and I wore it to my interview and scored my job five years ago, so I’m going to say the pink suit for 200 Alex.
    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    Baby animals, baby anything lately. I think I’m getting baby fever. The fever will have to wait until after my wedding this September though. So much to do already!!!
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    I have never used safety pins for anything other than clothing fixes, but I think they’re kick a** when used as an accessory.
    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Mmm doughnuts in my Homer Simpson voice, but seriously I am a cake girl all the way.
    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Ugh. So thankful this is a safe space cause sharing this is rough. Lol. My Mom has always called me Boo Boo Kitty, as in the stuffed toy cat from Laverne and Shirley. Everyone else calls me CiCi or C.

  17. Heather L says:

    1. I already own a pink business suit, and I wear it to work regularly! (If I had a leopard one, I’d wear that too!)
    2. My heart melts when I see the orchestra I work for playing a spectacular performance of a very moving piece of music.
    3. Thought about it when I was a wild teen, but never did it.
    4. Cake! Cake is a celebration dessert for very good reason! I don’t like super-sweet sugary frosting though – I prefer a nice buttercream or a cream cheese frosting.
    5. Meow (by my cats), Mom (by my two sets of twins), Baby (by my fiance), Mud (just kidding), GlamorousGirl (for my blog),and Destiny (don’t remember how I got it).

  18. k r i s t e n says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? Definitely pink and hopefully in a shiny material a la Romy & Michele!
    2. My heart melts when I see ______. animals.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? No, I’m not punk enough to pull that off.
    4. Doughnuts or cake? CAKE with absolute MOUNDS of icing!
    5. What are some of your nicknames? Krisabelle, KB Toys, Shrimpie.

  19. Erin says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?

    PINK! No doubt!

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.

    My dog playing with children.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    Yes, I have.

    4. Doughnuts or cake?

    I’m not a huge fan of either but I’ll say cake.

    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Tink. As in short for Tinkerbell. My husband calls me Squirrel and often in multiple different languages.
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  20. Holly says:

    Hi Karen & happy Monday to you! I made it through my day with a nagging headache & have beef stew simmering on the stove so I’m delighted to take a break & do the poll!

    1. Pink all the way, the pink of a gerbera daisy. About 10 years ago, I had to wear a light pink bridesmaid dress & received compliments on how flattering pink is to my complexion.
    2. I’m a sucker for kittens & owlets. Weird combo, I know!
    3. No safety pins for me, but I think I had a tartan skirt in junior high & it had one of those huge ones.
    4. I lurve the unglazed old-fashioned doughnuts. I mean, I’ll eat any doughnuts that are available (let’s be honest here) but those are my absolute favorite: a little crispy on the outside, soft inside, & just a teeny bit sweet.
    5. My one niece calls me “my Holly” instead of Aunt Holly, which I adore. My sister-in-law sometimes calls me Hols, & I used to work with someone who called me Hollywood.

    On an unrelated note, I realized I was overdue in washing my makeup brushes when the eyeshadow brush I was trying to use with a neutral base turned up to still have more than a trace of teal shadow! Fortunately, I figured out a new color scheme, finished my makeup & then promptly washed those poor brushes! I procrastinate because I have a number of similar brushes in rotation & I rarely use such a strong color. Anyway, lesson learned.

  21. Icequeen81 says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    I work in a school, I don’t think they will like it, working with adolescent you don’t what you can get REALLY TRUST ME
    2. My heart melts when I see
    Dogs paws and especially black catspaws touching the floor when they are sitting no matter if is an old dog, young, pretty or dirty I melt from those paws.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    Nah I am a bit clumsy so there is no safety in safety pin for me
    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    cakes if they have good layers of soft frost
    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Kleine dutch name for shorty

  22. Jennifer says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? I would rather wear leopard print but I would end up wearing pink because I agree with you that Cookie Lyons would be the only one who could really pull it off.
    2. My heart melts when I see _pictures of my parents as little kids or pictures of my kid as a little kid. Or a fireman rescuing a kitten. Or a young father holding a baby.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? When I was in 6th or 7th grade, like a million years ago as in 1982 or 83, friendship pins, which were basically tiny beads strung on safety pins were The Coolest Thing Ever. So yes. I wore them attached to my sneakers and I think I pinned them to my acid-washed denim jacket too (!!!!).
    4. Doughnuts or cake? doughnuts. I love a good doughnut but I can’t get excited about cake, unless it’s cheesecake or flourless chocolate cake with a shot of bourbon in the cake itself as well as the whipped cream on top.
    5. What are some of your nicknames? My parents call me P. My son calls me Little Mama because at 12, has bigger feet and hands than me and looks like will surpass me in height this year. And my husband calls me Chica or Chichen Itza.
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  23. Mel. B. says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? pink business suit, I think.
    2. My heart melts when I see cats and kittens; especially kittens.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? Yes. In the 80’s, I used to pin my jeans tight on the calf part. Also, I would pin my sweater tighter and wear a open shirt over it so no one would know I pinned my top.
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Cake, absolutely!
    5. What are some of your nicknames? Mel. or Melly

  24. Stephanie says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? Pink, but not a soft baby pink, I want pink!
    2. My heart melts when I see ______. My kids napping, pugs, Frapouccinos!
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? No, I wasn’t cool enough to pull that off. However, I did rock a jean jacket with lots of pins!
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Doughnuts!!! I’m 26 days into a Whole30, I dream of doughnuts.
    5. What are some of your nicknames? NeeNee, Steffie, Stef, and my brother calls me Josephine.

  25. CL says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? Pink.

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    Pictures of Sheltie puppies. Also, pictures of mares looking adoringly at their foals.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? No.

    4. Doughnuts or cake? Donuts, if Krispy Kreme. Otherwise, German Chocolate Cake.

    5. What are some of your nicknames? Don’t have one.

  26. Efrain says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    I think it’s easier to pull a pink business suit, since there’s a big range of pinks and a browny one could totally pass.

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    Babies, puppies, stories of people helping people.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    Never, I’m not that old.

    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Cake, but in fact I prefer pies and pays.

    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Efra, Tito, Finuchín, Efraincito, Porro.
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  27. Lisa says:

    1. Pink. I don’t think I can pull off printed clothing.

    2. My heart melts … when I see kittens. Anything cute.

    3. I felt like I did, but at the same time, I’m sure I didn’t XD

    4. Cake! I can eat cake anytime, any day. I really have to be in the mood for doughnuts.

    5. Nicknames ~ Lease. Elle. Ya-Ya.

  28. Susan C. says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    Pink all the way! Baby pink was my favorite color in high school (must’ve had 6 shirts in varying shades of soft pink, striped soft pink, etc. that I carefully rotated for equal wear time — and arranged in my closet in order of depth of hue [OCD much?]), so a pink business suit is NOT a stretch for me!:-D
    2. My heart melts when I see ______….very old and very young people together, pets showing their furry tums, adopted or long-lost siblings reuniting (darn those tv shows — I cry every time!), little-kid artwork…the list goes on. I’ve got a melty heart.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    Just that huge one in a kilt, but that was hardly a fashion statement!
    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Cake, all day, every day! Bring me the cake!
    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Not Sue (that’ll get you a cocked eyebrow). Occasionally someone’ll call me Suzie Q, which I rather like. I’ve always been somewhat bored with my name, frankly.

  29. Petra says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? Pink – absolutely pink!
    2. My heart melts when I see ______. Sleepy babies (of pretty much any species)
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? hmm.. I think they made an appearance in my black metal phase
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Both? Right now I would prefer a doughnut, just sugared please – and the biggest coffee ever..
    5. What are some of your nicknames? Peatris, P, and the fiance calls me “sötnöt” (translates as sweet nut)

  30. Astrild says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? I’d go with pink, for sure. Not my favorite color at all, but even the smaller leopard-print touch is too mush for me. I couldn’t go out of my house with a leopadr-print suit, hahaha.
    2. My heart melts when I see ______. Babies sleeping and pictures of me and my brother when we were children. Sooo cute.
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? YES! I have a big sparkly one to secure the jackets that hasn’t buttons.
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Doughnuts forever.
    5. What are some of your nicknames? I usually don’t have nicknames but in the uni they called me Peebles because I used pens to hold my hair in a bun. I still do it.

  31. 1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work?
    Leopard print. Down to the shoes!

    2. My heart melts when I see ______.
    My daughter. Especially when she is asleep.

    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory?
    No.

    4. Doughnuts or cake?
    Cake. But I´d take doughnuts as well.

    5. What are some of your nicknames?
    Anneken. Or Humphrey.
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  32. Jess Magnuson says:

    1. Assuming you had to choose one (“neither” is not an option), would you rather wear a pink business suit or a leopard-print business suit to work? Leopard!
    2. My heart melts when I see ______. My husband
    3. Have you ever worn safety pins as a fashion accessory? No
    4. Doughnuts or cake? Doughnuts !
    5. What are some of your nicknames? Messy Jessy, rooners, Jess, short stuff

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