Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 377

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for June 15, 2015

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for June 15, 2015

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. Sunglasses or hats?
    Hats. I got my hair lightened a few weeks ago, so I’m all about wearing hats to protect my hair color from the hair color-sapping powers of the sun.
  2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Nope. It’s a balancing sport, and I have decent balance, so I think I might be OK at it, but the thought of standing on two long sticks in the water doesn’t tremendously appeal to me.

    I think I’d be better at wakeboarding (because there’s one less stick involved).

  3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Preppy if we’re talking clothes; bohemian if we’re talking home furnishings.
  4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright lipstick. No question about it.
  5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream ($59).

    I love Clarins moisturizers. They never give me breakouts, they’re always super moisturizing, and they layer well beneath makeup.

    And they’re carried almost everywhere — Macy’s, Sephora, Nordstrom — so I don’t have to hunt them down.

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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. Sunglasses or hats?
2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
3. Preppy or bohemian?
4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
5. What’s your current favorite face cream?

Good morning! I may or may not be sitting here on the couch with the top button of my pants undone.

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Yeah…somebody may have had one too many beignets last week.

Whatever, every bite was worth it! 🙂

I hope things are going well. I feel like I’ve been gone a while, but I’m getting back in the beauty blogging groove today.

What’s new with you?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sara says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses!

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No, and I don’t think I plan on it. I’m not much of a water sports girl.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Preppy for everything!

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Lipstick.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Clinique moisture surge in the AM, I have been using for years! A few months ago I discovered First aid beauty hydra firm sleeping cream which I’ve been using at night. It’s great for my sensitive skin. I love it more in the winter but have still been using it because it’s so hydrating.

  2. So are you back home, Karen? I hope you had a great time! But I’m sure you did.

    Oh and I am also sitting here with my pants unbuttoned. Overate again at dinner…

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Both!

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? Nope. But I do love regular skiing 🙂

    3. Preppy or bohemian? Both! (sorry, I’m feeling indecisive today)

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Bright eyeliner

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? I am VERY impressed with my new Nescens moisturizer so far, been using it for three days now.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Video review | Original Tangle Teezer versus Compact Styler

  3. Amy says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Both! And both oversized.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Lots, though not recently. Such a freeing feeling. But you need access to a boat and a lake…which doesn’t happen every day (for me, anyway).

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Somewhere in the middle. 🙂

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Lipstick! I’m with you there, Karen.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Haha, I glanced at this quickly and misread “ice cream” at first. (That would be coffee with chocolate.) Face cream: Right now I use some derma-e that was gifted to me, and it’s all right. I loved the smell of the Decleor cream I just used up!

    Welcome home, Karen, have a great week!

  4. MonicaP says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?

    Sunglasses – omg, I dislike hats (can’t deal with hat hair).

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?

    Nope. Water sports – not my thing. I like going to the gym, walking, hiking .. more land lover stuff.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?

    Preppy – I like my pants.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?

    Bright lipstick.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?

    I like Boots No. 7 Restore and Renew Night Cream. It’s just good stuff and I can easily find it at Target.

    Monica.
    MonicaP recently posted … Creating a fashionable outfit when your pants are too tight

  5. Tatiana says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Both.
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Nope. Never. Not going to happen. Terrified of bodies of water larger than my bathtub.
    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Um, neither? More of a modern, minimalist kind of person. But I’d choose preppy over bohemian any day.
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Lipstick!
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisture

  6. Allison C says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Probably both, but mostly sunglasses. I always wear a hat at the beach, but I get too hot wearing a hat while jogging. But my color-treated red hair would appreciate me wearing a hat all the time
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? no, too chicken, not a great swimmer, no sense of balance 😉
    3. Preppy or bohemian? bohemian for sure, even before it was called bohemian
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? lipstick tho’ I have been known to go for a bright eyeliner too
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? I read it as “ice cream” and I was going to say mint chocolate chip!!! Face cream: either Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery moisturizers or Lift Labs Moisturizer
    Allison C recently posted … My New Skincare Regimen with Paula’s Choice

  7. Adriana RP says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? At this moment none! Shame on me!
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? Nope. Not sure if I would like it!
    3. Preppy or bohemian? Like both, but only on the others.
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Only my mood would decide.
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? Vichy normaderm tri-active

  8. Meghan says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Both. Being of the fair-skinned persuasion I’d really be better off spending the entire summer in some kind of portable, UV-blocking tent. I have to wear sunglasses year-round, even on cloudy days, because simple daylight blinds me. Bronzed goddess I am not! haha

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No. Not into the water-based activities. (See comment above.)

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Bohemian! I love all things bohemian, whether I pull them off or not.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Lipstick! I rarely wear eyeliner.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    I don’t have a favorite at the moment! I’m working on ridding my stash of deluxe samples and foil packets. I have a tube of Embryolisse waiting patiently on the sidelines.

    Hope you had a great vaca, Karen!

  9. Kim says:

    1. Sunglasses. But both would be better for me if I was outside for a long amount of time.
    2. No waterskiing or any kind of skiing for that matter.
    3. Preppy and boho; depends on my mood.
    3. I like both but if I had to choose one I’d go with bright lipstick. Hot pink!
    5. Philosophy Hope in a Jar (in a tube). I’m adverse to putting my fingers in a jar of face cream and this also has a decent SPF.

  10. Leah G. says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    I’m a hat person! I also wear hats to keep my hair from getting stuck in the sunroof while driving. 🙂

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? I prefer to be the “spotter” for the waterskiier (in the boat).

    3. Preppy or bohemian? I do both looks but lately more bohemian (Anthropologie is my favorite store for bohemian looks).

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? I love bright lipstick on other people but for me neither of these looks.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? Origins A Perfect World. SPF25. Age defense moisturizer with white tea.

  11. Vanessa says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Both! … No, can’t choose, both!

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Nope, but I’ve done wake boarding… Thanks cousin!

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Bohemian. I like not having to try (contrasts with all my ironed work button up shirts haha)

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Ugh, how can you make me choose? 😉

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    So hard to choose. Something Paula’s choice. Resist light mineral spf for day, skin balancing gel for night.

    There’s been turmoil on my side today. But I keep breathing and being mindful, and you know what — its helping! Happy Monday!

  12. Jessica says:

    sunglasses. Always.
    Face cream etc is Rodan+Fields LOVE.
    Bright eyeliner.
    Jessica recently posted … Black Swan

  13. Nikki says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Sunglasses.
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? No, probably will never.
    3. Preppy or bohemian? Preppy
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Both.
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? I have been using Aveeno for years. I have a very sensitive skin and Aveeno works great for me. Doesn’t give me breakouts.

    Happy Monday and have a great week ahead 🙂

  14. 1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses all the way. Just uploaded my collection to the blog. But I do like hats, too.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No, but I would love to. Anything involving water is great fun.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    I´d love to be bohemian, but I guess I am preppy, both regarding my home and my clothes.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright lipsticks.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Can I go with a serum? Then I´d choose Hosanna by Antipodes. To be honest, I havent found a moisturizer to wow me yet…

    Happy Monday. I really enjoyed mine, as it was my day off after a weekend spend working.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Inspired by … Chanel Mediterranée Collection Summer 2015

  15. Lulle says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses. I actually like the golden highlights that the sun gives to my hair!

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No, and I’m not sure I’d be very good. I think it requires strong leg muscles and although I’m working on it, I can’t say I have that (yet).

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Preppy. I think I just look better in preppier clothes.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright lipstick. I like to use bright liner every now and then, but it can really distract from the actual eyes IMO.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    I read ice cream, so I was gonna say Ben & Jerry’s, lol!
    I’m really not happy with the face cream I have right now (Paula’s Choice), and I agree with you that Clarins does some of the best ones. Of course I’m always tempted to try new brands and products but I think I should get back to them because my skin needs are not met right now.
    Lulle recently posted … Anti-aging and anti-blemish effects in one single skincare product?

  16. Fancie says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?

    Sunglasses. I’m usually in a bun so hats are a no go

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?

    No but it seems like fun. I’d like to try it one day

    3. Preppy or bohemian?

    Preppy

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?

    Ooo now this is a tough one. I suppose bright lipstick. Though I really love both lol

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?

    Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream. It’s hydrating, lightweight and absorbs quickly.
    Fancie recently posted … New Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick Shades!

  17. Trude says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Sunglasses, unless I know I’m going to be out all day with my part baking in the sun, then I’ll grab a floppy hat too. 🙂

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? Me and skis don’t do so well.

    3. Preppy or bohemian? Preppy. I’m too OCD to carry off bohemian. 😉

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Lipstick for sure. It’s a classic.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? I’m addicted to Avene’s redness relief lotion. It has SPF without smelling too much like it, the very *slightest* hint of green to help calm redness, and a great formula that’s just thick enough without being too much under foundation. Love!
    Trude recently posted … Going to My (Other) Home

  18. Christine says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses — if I didn’t need prescription lenses I’d probably have a huge collection. I’m seriously contemplating contacts specifically so I can always just have awesome (and cheaper) sunglasses.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No, and I’m fairly certain it’s on the list of activities I shouldn’t do (totally serious here) to preserve my back.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Boho all the way.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright eyeliner, please.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    I don’t really use a face cream; I use Trader Joe’s face moisturizer in the AM because it’s light and I don’t break out and I use grapeseed oil in the PM because it’s wonderful for my skin (and I don’t break out).

  19. Cherie says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Both!
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? I rode on one behind my husband. Let’s just say I prefer dry land.
    3. Preppy or bohemian? Both – preppy for work and bohemian for everything else
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Lipstick!!!
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? Mad Hippie anti-oxidant face oil serum. Love massaging my face in the morning and before bed!

  20. Gaia says:

    I’m so jealous of your trip. Never been to NO and eager to feel the magic. I don’t think we have any trip planned until September (Brimfield antique show) and I’ve got the urge for going…

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Both. And an SPF50. If there’s one thing I’ve learned is sus protection.Also a sheer scarf covering shoulders and boobs.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Not. Gonna. Happen. I’m the most indoorsy person you’ll meet other than Miss Havisham.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    A little of both. My hair and vintage jewelry point bohemian, but clothes are mostly very femme-prep.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Both. Usually not together, though.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Everything from Hada Labo. Lots and lots of it.

  21. Efrain says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses, I hate using hats because my curls lose definition.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Nope and like you said I don’t think is a good idea to use two sticks rather than a board.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    It depends of the situations for everyday bohemian and for reunions preppy.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright lipstick girl! I really love the way it looks.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Right now I don’t have one but I’m loving L’Orèal’s micellar water.

    You know what I should not enter to Facebook until I end up watching GoT; I’ve just got the biggest spoiler of my life and I don’t know if I can handle it.

  22. Kirsten says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Sunglasses– hats make me hot and sweaty.
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? Once, kinda, if you count falling off them over and over and never getting up.
    3. Preppy or bohemian? Bohemian. I am too sloppy to be preppy.
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Eyeliner.
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? Ben and Jerry’s peach– oh, face cream. Um…

  23. Katherine M says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    ~Sunnies 🙂 I probably should wear hats, but I love how the sun lightens up my hair a bit. I dye my hair at home, and typically use the darkest brown I can find (without it being black), and a highlighting shade in a bronze brown or red. Today I went with bronze deep brown as my highlighting shade.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    ~I have not, my balance is not the greatest but I’d love to try it someday!

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    ~A little of both – I’m not totally bohemian but I’m not totally preppy, either. Sometimes I love the bohemian dresses with a structured hairstyle and makeup, and then I’ll wear more preppy clothes, like skinnies and a fitted tee with messy hair and slightly undone makeup.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    ~I haven’t totally jumped on the lipstick bandwagon, so eyeliner. I love a fun and funky eyeliner! Turquoise blue is my running fave for summer.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    ~I’ve been using a RoC night cream for a while that I love. It really smooths out my skin and leaves it feeling refreshed and hydrated. For daytime, I use Garnier UltraLift with pro-retinol and sunscreen – gives me the retinol to counteract sun damage, zits, and wrinkles, but also sunscreen for daytime.

    Loved seeing pics of your New Orleans trip! I will have to visit there sometime. Hubby and I just did Vegas a few weeks ago for our May 31 two year wedding anniversary. The National Parks nearby are stunning! Hope you had a rockin’ bday 🙂

  24. Rachel R. says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Sunglasses.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? No.

    3. Preppy or bohemian? Bohemian.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Both.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream.

  25. Elena says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses! I just bought some Valentino Rockstud sunglasses. They have that classic wayfarer shape and it compliments the shape of my face well.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No I have not. Not really inspired to either lol.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Probably more bohemian than preppy.

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright eyeliner all the way! At least with the stuff I use (Urban Decay, Kat Von D and a few others) it won’t budge. I worry about smearing my bright lipstick or doing something silly and walking around with it smudged/faded/on my teeth etc.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    I am currently using this face cream that I got in a Memebox. I can’t remember the brand but it is Korean and it is very light and watery and really great for this hot weather. For daytime, I am really enjoying a sample of Tarte’s Tarteguard sunscreen. I am really really big on sunscreen!

  26. Jennifer says:

    Welcome back!

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Sunglasses, although I color regularly so maybe I should be donning a cap too.
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? I don’t think so but I can’t remember
    3. Preppy or bohemian? preppy
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? bright lips, no question
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar, however, it’s a bit too heavy for summer, even for a cool Maine summer so I may be switching very soon.
    Jennifer recently posted … Do Something Today To Ease Next Week’s Kitchen Work

  27. Icequeen81 says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses, when watching drag race and drift with my love both
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    Nope
    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    None of them
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Bright lipstick
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Steam cream

  28. Suzanne C says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Sunglasses, preferably oversized. My eyes are super-sensitive to sunlight, so glasses are non-negotiable.

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No. I’m not much on getting in the water. Also, I’m violently opposed to any activity that requires me to wear a bathing suit anywhere other people will see me.

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Mostly preppy, with a little bohemian thrown in to keep people guessing. 😉

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Definitely bright lipstick. I’m conservative on eye makeup, but I will totally rock a bold lip.

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    I’ve developed a skin allergy to several chemicals, so I use an all-natural, chemical, fragrance, and dye free facewash and moisturizer from Whole Foods. Nothing else. My skin has never looked better!

  29. Anastassia says:

    Sunglasses,never been waterskiing,bohemian and preppy some times,bright lipstick, and orlane hydration cream for face.

  30. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats? Hats!!! Stylish and they keep the sun off your face, trust me girls, I’m 40 and can pass for 30 because of hats.
    2. Have you ever been waterskiing? Once. I was terrible at it, but it was probably 12 or 13. It’s harder than it sounds.
    3. Preppy or bohemian? Boho. I love the ease of it.
    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner? Hmmmm, lips I guess. I like non-black eyeliner, but not suuuuper bright. A bright lip always looks good.
    5. What’s your current favorite face cream? I really like Josie Maran’s argan oil. It’s really working for me.

  31. Alison says:

    1. Sunglasses or hats?
    Oh, hats! I love a classic crisp brim hat, black hats with dark or white ribbons around them, little hats and berets… I have quite a number of hats, and only one pair of dark sunglasses!

    2. Have you ever been waterskiing?
    No, I’d be hopeless! I’m not very good at balancing!

    3. Preppy or bohemian?
    Neither exactly, but I think I pull a bit of bohemian better. I like dyed headscarves, leopard print, natural/tribal prints and dresses though I don’t think it looks distinctly “bohemian” on me somehow! (Perhaps it’s the colors I like to wear)

    4. Bright lipstick or bright eyeliner?
    Oooh. I’m really not one for bright colors (I love royal colors and more neutral or glowy colors), but if I have to choose, I suppose bright lips – I like bright red lips and strongly colored lip stains!

    5. What’s your current favorite face cream?
    Definitely Bioderma’s Cicabio Soothing Repairing Cream. I have combination, very sensitive, extremely acne prone skin and this is absolutely the best facial moisturizer I’ve ever tried on my face. It’s marketed towards older, more delicate, damaged skin but its the perfect moisturizer for me.

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