Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 293

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for October 14, 2013

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for October 14, 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 six years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    I really like Hourglass. I just think they’re sleek and modern. I love the shape of their compacts and glosses, and the lipstick cases — the design of the lipstick cases. Oh, I also love their logo.

    I like Burberry, too, for similar reasons.

    I also have to throw in one more — Benefit. They’re always so quirky and fun, and you just never know what they’ll come up with.

  2. Do you ever travel for business?
    I do. They’re usually whirlwind trips, though, like fly in, fly out. Not a lot of time to play.
  3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    My wedding ring, my engagement ring, a dainty pair of diamond-stud earrings that I got for my birthday, and a silver plumeria pendant necklace.
  4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    Oh, boy! I have this crazy black and white faux fur crop-top jacket from bebe that I got back in 2001, I think, and I can’t bring myself to get rid of it.

    It’s freaking nuts! When I wear it, I look like a missing member of the Village People, but I absolutely love it.

  5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Pretty often. I’d say 4-5 times a week.
  6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    Well, with my fingernails, it’s basically a free-for-all, but I don’t like textured polishes on my toes. It freaks me out for some reason.
  7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    I don’t know if I can answer this one in less than 200 words, but rattled off the top of my head, The Beatles, Madonna, Bonnie Raitt, Matisse, Monet, Renoir.

    I could go on…

  8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    Leaving home for college was pretty tough because I didn’t have any friends with me — any close friends — and I lived a very sheltered life through childhood and my teenage years. I didn’t have my support structure.
  9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    Yup, all the time. I like ‘em subtle. I do them a lot with darker berries into reds.
  10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    7.75 :)

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. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
2. Do you ever travel for business?
3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?

Rise and shine, morning glory! It’s gonna be a wonderful day.

I got to relax a little on Saturday, which was glorious. Watched some TV, Tivo’d a bunch of Million Dollar Listing L.A. episodes on Bravo, went to the mall and met my friend Courtney, who works as a makeup artist for YSL, and got my makeup done. She did a sparkly gold, brown and khaki smoky eye (of course, I forgot to take a picture) and picked up a foundation from YSL I’ve been meaning to try, Le Teint Touche Éclat.

I’ve heard good things about it, and I liked how it felt on my skin. Actually, it didn’t really feel like anything at all, which is good.

We’ll see… I’ll keep you posted. Fingers crossed that it works as well as I’ve heard.

In other news, have a good one today. Let me know how you’re doing in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Did you watch The Walking Dead?? What’d you think? World War Z!

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  1. Petra says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Love Tarte – the colors just excite me :)
    2. Do you ever travel for business? not really
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Only my engagement ring today
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? don’t really have a lot of wacky clothing… boring I know
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? about 90 percent of the time..
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? don’t like textured. I want my Nails smooth
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? on the top of my head, Music: Haley Williams, Visual: my fiancée (he studies digital Graphics) corny I know but what he does with a computer just blows my mind
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? told my ex I wanted a divorce…
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Yes, all the time
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? on average I would say a 7, lot of no-makeup and a lot of cray-cray diva makeup <3

    I had a crazy monday after a week on sick leave from work. Got a delish White-Mocha-latte on my way home from work that made up for all the crazyness. Now I am gonna get to cooking some dinner and doing some yoga to wind down.

    Have a great Monday Karen :)

  2. Alison M says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Probably Burberry. I don’t own it, but I think it is sleek and beautiful.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Only driving distance for events.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? I’m about to go for a run so….wedding and engagement ring :)

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Pffff…….I’m not a wacky kind of girl. Maybe my peacock print heels?

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? 5-6 days a week

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I only wear cream finishes. Removing anything else is too much work.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? No way I can choose!

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? In a couple weeks I’m going to be away from my kids overnight for the first time ever. They’ll be with their daddy/my husband, but I’m struggling with it in a big big way.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope. But it’s on my list of things to try.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Hmm….I’m about where you’re at, Karen, a 7. I wear a lot compared to the average girl, but not in a very dramatic way.
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  3. Chelsea says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I’m with you on Hourglass, though I don’t actually own any of their stuff! Love Chanel packaging too.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Sometimes!

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? I was wearing a really pretty pashmina scarf, but my office is too warm, so I had to take it off. Also wearing some geek-chic glasses (my contacts have been irritating my eyes lately).

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I own this pink chiffon layered ruffle dress from H&M – I used it for an angel and fairy costume ages ago. It’s way too short to be a dress on me though!

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? If I wear eyeshadow, it’s almost always more than one, but most days I just do liner and mascara.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I almost never wear nail polish, but textured nails gross me out.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? I love a lot of impressionist work – Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet…

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Eating disorder recovery, although that’s still a process.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? No, but I love the wya they look!

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? It really depends on the day! I wear minimal makeup most days, but I love glitzing it up.

  4. Esther says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    I recently bought 2 Guerlain powder compacts and they are both things of absolute beauty. Stunning, they make me feel incredibly glamorous, especially the Le Voilettes one.
    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    No, never. I am a SAHM at the moment and expecting my second one soon.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    My wedding ring and my engagement ring on my left and and my lovely pear cut emerald ring on my right hand.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    Not sure, really, all my clothes are in boxes right now.
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Most days. I often do a neutral base and then a wash of shimmery colour on top.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    I don’t wear nail polish. I am really bad at applying and I don’t like the feeling of it on my nails.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    Rembrandt, for his use of light in his portraits. Music, too many to name. Love Beethoven, though.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    Move from Germany to the UK to be with my husband. It’ hard to be so far from friends and family, especially when you have kids.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    Yes, if you count Elizabeth Ardens Nuance lipstick as ombre. One of my favourites, now sadly discontinued.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    Depends on occasion, but in general I prefer to be in the middle. Full face, but mostly neutrals and not too flamboyant. So about a 4, maybe.

  5. Barb says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? – I like Tarte and Benefit.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? – Nope.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? My engagement ring, wedding ring, and a thick-multi piece necklace.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? – I don’t think I own anything wacky. Although, I bought this sweater Friday from Express and my husband HATED it! He thinks it’s wacky but I think it’s cute! http://www.express.com/clothing/sequin+leopard+crew+neck+sweater/pro/8267977/cat1110010

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? – Almost every day so I’m gonna say 5-6.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Nope. I love nail polish and have a huge collection of everything!

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? My all time favorite bands are Duran Duran and The Killers.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Have my son when I was 17 and still a senior in high school. Thank God I had my family. They helped tremendously!

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? I’m gonna go with a 7.

    I did watch The Walking Dead last night and loved it!!

  6. Aida says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Burberry
    2. Do you ever travel for business? A LOT!
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? I don’t wear many accessories: jewelry, sometimes I wear scarves.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I don’t own anything wacky :).
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Every time I wear makeup.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Glitter.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    Art: Dali, Van Gogh, M.C. Escher, Picasso.
    Music: Avenged Sevenfold, Bon Jovi, Leonard Cohen, Lhasa, Vivaldi, Bach.
    Cosmos: the Hubble telescope ;)
    Writing: Carl Sagan, David Lodge, Leonard Cohen (poetry).
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Moving to the U.S. :).
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Maybe 6 or 7. I like looking put together, but not overdone :).

  7. 1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Oooh tough one! I like NARS packaging a lot. Very slick and trendy.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? No, and I don’t see it happening in the future either. At least not for the job I have now.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Five bracelets, all stacked, and a pair of pretty earrings.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Oh ehm… Maybe my Iron Fist open-toe pumps? They have skulls and red roses on them, in red and bright blue.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Oh every day!

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I don’t like fluffy manis.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? I like Bruno Mars a lot. Exceptional talent.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Break up with my boyfriend. I still don’t know what the hell I was thinking, idiot that I was… We got back together though.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? No, I am pretty boring with lip make-up :-)

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? 7? I definitely wear more dramatic make-up than most people but I don’t look like I stepped straight from a runway or a crazy photoshoot either.
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  8. Larie says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I’d have to agree with you about Hourglass and Burberry!
    2. Do you ever travel for business? Every once in a while.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Earrings, wedding ring.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Hm…not sure. I’m not that wacky when it comes to clothing, I guess!
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Pretty much daily!
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I’m not a fan of the textured polishes. They kind of make my skin creep.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? I’m always willing to listen to Bowie.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Earned my doctorate!
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? No, I’m not that skilled or daring!
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Probably a 5 or 6 on a daily basis…
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  9. Katie says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I agree on Hourglass. Their packaging is simple, luxe, and unique (you know an Hourglass item when you see one). Urban Decay’s is a pretty close second for the reasons listed above.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Nope!

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? I’m at home today, wearing nothing but my PJs :)

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I own a pair of hunter green, velvety, 3-inch-heeled ankle boots that I call my “elf shoes.” They’re not that wacky (they’re actually attractive and receive compliments), but they’re that one unusual pair of shoes I own “just ’cause,” haha!

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Rarely because I’m lazy to do anything more than my daily eyeliner and mascara. Eyeshadow is for special occasions.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I’m not a fan of matte or textured polishes.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? That’s a-whole-nother conversation because I have too many! I’ve been exposed to a lot of new artists since working for an alternative radio station on campus last year.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? My first two years of college were rough: taking a full course load, working, and commute my butt off for nearly three hours every other day. I eventually transferred to the university of my dreams, though!

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope! They look cool, though. I love the look of yellow transitioning out to red for the holidays…

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Karen, you seem like you’d be more than a 7.75! (At least an 8.5 for your adventurousness, alone.) I’m probably a 6.5 – not afraid to go slightly-more full-face makeup for the day.

    I watched Walking Dead!! Solid premiere (talk about that raining zombies scene!). I’m hoping the new showrunner improves the show this season after Seasons 2 and 3′s inconsistencies.

  10. Trisha says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? That’s tough. I like Pixi’s stuff because of the color scheme. Urban Decay’s is pretty cool, too.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Not very often. About a year ago I went to a writer’s conference in Hollywood. That was pretty cool!

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Now? Absolutely nothing. Later, I might wear this cool green leather ring I have that’s a big flower. I got it at an art museum gift shop.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I have these jeans I used to wear in high school back in the late ’90s. They are called “69ers” because EACH LEG, at the bottom, is 69 inches in circumference. I’m not even kidding. Those were some wide pants! I keep them because they’re hilarious.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Pretty much always. I almost never do only one eye shadow. Blending!

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Nope! I’m open to all things nails.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? That’s tough. I guess I don’t have one. Man, I’m boring.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Ending relationships is pretty tough…

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope! My lips are one of the few places I don’t go crazy with the makeup.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? I’ll say 6. On eyes, I’m an 8 or 9, but I don’t wear enough lipstick or face makeup to warrant that being my number overall.
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  11. 1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    Chanel

    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    Nope

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    Just earrings

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    A College Dems t shirt that has Joe Biden and the f word on it lol

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Every single day

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    I don’t like sheer polishes

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    Love the band Poison

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    College!

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    No

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?

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  12. Phyrra says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    I love the updated UD packaging. I find the Tarina Tarantino packaging to be pretty.

    2 .Do you ever travel for business?
    Yes. I never like it. I hate flying.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    My wedding ring and engagement ring, 8 earrings, my nose ring, labret, and belly ring.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    Probably one of my clubbing outfits.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Every time I do eyeshadow.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    I’ll try anything once.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    Voltaire stole my heart long ago, as far as music is concerned. I also enjoy Mariko Mori and David LaChapelle for visual art.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    Having to make the decision to put my kitty Quasar to sleep. She was unable to eat or drink, but it was still devastating to make that decision, and then stay and hold her during that procedure.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    Yes.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    Probably an 8. I do a lot of steps and products.
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  13. Rosalyn says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I’m a pink girl…Mally Beauty
    2. Do you ever travel for business? Not too much
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Wedding band and stud earrings
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? An old rain jacket
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? 2-3 times a week
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? no limits when it comes to my nails.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Ol’ School-Janet Jackson
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Tell my roommate her boyfriend wasn’t really into girls.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Not really
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? 7

  14. Kylie says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Benefit is by far my favorite. I love how vintage-y and girly everything is!
    2. Do you ever travel for business? I do, a few times a year. Next up is LA in March.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Just a Brooks Brothers leather cuff with gold logo studs.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I have a denim jacket that has a hand-painted woods scene over the entire back, with horses & people hunting.
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Everyday!
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I really don’t like matte, cracked, or textured polishes. I also won’t do any designs or stamping. I am very low-key with my nail polish.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Music– Bruce Springsteen!
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Probably transfer colleges
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? No. I don’t wear lipstick that often.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Probably an 8. I don’t think I ever look like I’m wearing a disgusting amount of make-up, but on any given day, I’m wearing (…counts…) up to 17 different products on my face.

  15. Laura says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Lime Crime comes to mind right away.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Nope.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? I’m about to go to bed here so right now nothing.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Nothing comes to mind lol. I don’t wear wacky clothes. Do neon colors count?

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? EVERYDAY!

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I’m not a fan of matte finishes on nails. It’s my fav for lips though.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Gene Kelly.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Moving to another country, saying my grandpa’s eulogy at his funeral.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Oh yea, it looks so pretty and it allows you to play with different colors, I love it.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? I wanna say 8 (because I don’t do full foundation everyday, and hardly ever use false lashes).

  16. Megan says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I’d have to say I think cle de peau has some neat packaging just you pay exorbitantly for it, and I love the crystals on Tarina Tarantino’s packaging- a little too much for some but I like it
    2. Do you ever travel for business? No, wish I did tho
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? I’m wearing a wrap I got years ago in Amsterdam that I love, and then my little Elizabeth & James sparkly rhodium meadowlark bird earrings and a crystal and silver clover necklace with my family diamond ring
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Um probably any of the scarves I have knitted- Badly. Or a bridesmaids dress from my best friends first wedding – I keep thinking it will be a costume for something someday
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? When I put on makeup – which I love but love slightly less than sleep, I’d say 95% of the time I use three shade or more
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Matte and textured. I can’t do my own nails so if I’m paying to have them done it’s got to be pretty and shiny.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Just one- impossible. Visual: love Edward hopper, Thomas cole, Frederick church, maxfield Parrish, Watteau, Gainsborough, Chihuly, Christopher Ries, there’s no end on this. I think are museums are the happiest place on earth not Disneyland
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? No question- taking my mom off life support. She had cancer and didn’t recover after a surgery. It was what she wanted in her living will, but losing her has been hard to cope with and making that decision broke my heart. I am consoled that my letting her go allowed her to be back with my dad who passed before her and whom she really missed
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope not really ma style
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? When i make the effort I’d say maybe a 6 other days too lazy so a 1

  17. Rachel P says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? – I have to agree about Benefit. It’s all so fun and peppy! YSL is pretty swanky, too.
    2. Do you ever travel for business? – No, not ever.. hopefully I’ll be having interviews with schools soon to teach, so maybe I’ll fly out for some depending, but nowadays it’s lots of skype and phone interviews.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? – Currently, just my industrial barbell, and a bright blue scarf around my neck.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? – I have so much crazy clothing, it’s more of a costume shop than a closet. Off the top of my head (actual costumes aside), it’s probably my teal tutu with a gold sequined waistband. I actually wear this in real life!
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? – Eh, whenever I feel like it. Minimum 2 times a week, sometimes every day.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? – I just am not aesthetically attracted to the sand or magnetic or shatter look on nails (at least, not on myself). So I avoid those, but I love glitter and high-gloss and matte looks!
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? – For music, I love Lana Del Rey, Kim Churchill (who is a man), Bon Iver, and RHCP. Visual artists I like include Banksy, Lilly Pulitzer (maybe it’s designer prints but that still counts, right?), Botticelli, and my friend Chelsea, who studied studio art in college. She’s amazing.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? – Get through college. For some people, it’s the best time of their life. At private university, they sometimes kill you (figuratively) before you can reap the rewards of your Bachelors.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Yes, but it was by accident and I loved it! I usually don’t think to do it; I should do it more.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? – Probably a 6, day-to-day. 8+ at night! At work, you can definitely tell I’m wearing it, and I like to throw a little something extra in just to express myself- a flamey cat-eye or an interesting lip color- but you can still see the natural contours and terrain of my face, for example :)

  18. Nati says:

    Hi Karen! How are you? here are my answers
    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Benefit has lovely packages, almost better than what is inside ;)
    2. Do you ever travel for business? I used to, but now I’m a full-time mom.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? my wedding ring and a watch (Took everything off I’m about to go to bed, lol)
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? mmm, I don’t think I own any “wacky” stuff.
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    i ONLY do eye looks with more than one eyeshadow! haha, 3-4 times per week
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? nope
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Giuseppe Verdi, Lola Mora, Michael Jackson, just to name a few.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Leaving my home country, family and friends forever.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? No I haven’t.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Maybe 6, it depends on my mood :)
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  19. Alison says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    I really like Benefit. They always have this 1950′s vintage feel.
    Do you ever travel for business?
    I do. They’re usually whirlwind trips, though, like fly in, fly out. Not a lot of time to play.
    What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    A ring my boyfriend gave me, my tiny diamond earrings, and fake pearls that I always wear.
    What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    I really don’t know. None of my clothes are wacky to me, but then again…I don’t have much style. I always get made fun of when I wear my hot pink skinny sweat pants. People say they are my “crazy 80′s pants”.
    How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks or when I want to look a little better one random day.
    Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    I usually don’t wear nail polish but I guess the sound of textured nail polish is a bit weird.
    Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    I don’t have a favorite.
    What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    I can’t think of anything at the moment…but I know soon I’ll be leaving to do a Disney internship for a few months and leaving my boyfriend behind will be very difficult.
    Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    I think this is the most boring poll I’ve ever taken. I hardly ever wear lipstick. I have used a little bit of a lip tint but only in the center so it looks like I just ate a strawberry ice pop. Does that count?
    On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    4. My everyday makeup is just tinted moisturizer and brown mascara. I’m too boring.

  20. Natasha says:

    Good morning, Karen!

    Columbus Day!!! Woo hoo!! I don’t have to go to the office!

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    Makeup that I can’t afford… like Chanel and Burberry…

    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    Depends on what you mean travel? I went to Perris on Saturday for a gig — at 70 miles away, I’d call that travelling… and I’m going to Fontana in a few weeks and I went to Julian on Friday night… But that’s just driving up to the gig, doing the work, then driving home…. every once in awhile, a party planner will send me to Palm SPrings and put me up in a hotel for the night… but it’s usually el cheapo motel and I have to drive back home to get to work the next day…. hardly the glamorous business travel that I dream of…. where I’d have to wear a Chanel suit, and they’d fly me business class and I’d attend meetings… nah…. that ain’t ever going to happen….

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    wedding ring, engagement ring, 20th anniversary eternity ring, pearl studs, watch, belt (nothing special… just holds up my pants), fitbit

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    Nothing really wacky… I used to own a pink leather jacket, but gave it away before one of our cross-country moves.. I do own about 3 Indian Salwar Kameez outfits; they’re unusual, but more elegant than wacky..

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Daily. Lid, contour, crease… I love my UD Naked Basics palette!

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    No textured polish. I’m not fond of matte, either since it seems to suck up facepaint instead of repel it like shiny nailpolishes do….

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    No one favorite… love so many! Tchaikovsky, the Beatles, Balkan Beatbox, Matisse, Kandinsky, Calder, Debi Varvi, Kree Arvanitas…

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    Go to China as an exhange student program in college… I was the only one from my school in the program; it was my first time overseas; I barely spoke the language even after years of study… turned out OK. I made some lifelong friends, had some amazing experiences and still remember enough CHinese to get by when we went back last summer (25 years after I’d graduated college)

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    No,

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    6

    Spending my “holiday” cleaning and catching up on email… October is turning out to be as busy a month as August was! Wow!
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  21. Chris25 says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?: Lancome.

    2. Do you ever travel for business?: Not yet. :)

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?: Gosh, nothing! I need to fix that.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?: A black and white striped sleeveless dress with a puffy tutu skirt.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?: Everyday.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured,
    glitter, matte, other)?: I wouldn’t say I refuse to wear it, but I can’t see myself wearing fuzzy nail polish. It just doesn’t appeal to me.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?: Bently Spang.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?: Going to beauty school. A lot of people said I shouldn’t do it.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?: No, but I will someday.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?: Maybe 4-5. My small face can’t handle much makeup.
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  22. Dominique says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? It’s really hard to say. Chanel, Art Deco, M.A.C and of course Nars, simple and classy.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Nope

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Baccarat jewelry sometimes that is 4 times a year !

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I don’t know

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Maybe 3 times a week

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Caviar manicure ( except the Dior Holiday one maybe ? )

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Antoine Watteau, Barbra Streisand, Peter Philips

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Leaving home at age 19 to go to Germany

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope I don’t like ombre lip in fact

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? LOL Karen 3 I would say

  23. TrippyPixie says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?: I don’t own anything from them, but Guerlain’s packaging — especially for their Rouge G lipsticks! — always looks so nice.

    2. Do you ever travel for business?: I’m a student, so nope.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?: A pink digital wristwatch.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?: A green tank top with a pink seam that my older sister knit. It looks very punk/possibly grunge, but a little bit “out there”, so if I wear it, I need to plan my outfit carefully.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?: Very rarely. It’s either that my ocular allergies are acting up, or I’m too tired and in a rush to go to school.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?: I don’t like nail polish, but I’m really not a big fan of textured.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other): John William Waterhouse.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?: College right now. It’s going to be really tough senior year, since I will probably have to student teach and write a (possibly massive) senior thesis around the same time.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?: No, but I’d love to try one.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?: 0 to 3 for a school day, and 5 for a special occasion.

  24. Emily says:

    Its such a nice day where I am.. Plus it’s Canadian Thanksgiving! Happy TG to any other Canucks out there!!

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I love how cute Benefit is, but I really adore the sleek packaging of Dior makeup.
    2. Do you ever travel for business? Never have, but I hope to one day.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Just earrings today, nothing fancy.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Half leather pants.. leather in the front and tomato red on the back!
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Almost every day, I rarely just wear one shadow alone.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Nothing I wouldn’t try once, or twice..
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? That is such a tough question. I really like a variety of artists!
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Hmmm… I would be here for a week trying to figure that out. I have no idea honestly.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? I haven’t yet but I totally want to!
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Probably between a 6 and and 8. I like to play with stuff and try new looks but I can get out the door pretty quick if I really need to.

    Thanks for these Karen, have a great week!!
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  25. Heidi says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?

    I agree about Hourglass. Love the slim sleekness of the lip products. Also Chanel and Dior.

    2. Do you ever travel for business?

    Unless you count shopping for Sunday School supplies, no.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?

    Some goldtone cathead earrings.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?

    A coral t-shirt with Tweetybird that says “warning: temper tantrum in progress.”

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?

    3 or 4 times a week.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?

    I’ll try anything, but matte doesn’t really do it for me. I’m drawn to the sparkle, shine, and glitter!

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?

    U2, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Prince, Eric Clapton, Pablo Picasso, and Salvadore Dali.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

    The grieving process is brutal, and I’ve gone through it more times than I care to count. It doesn’t get any easier.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?

    Does the inner lip product fading away by itself, leaving me with that look count?

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?

    I hover right in between 6 and 8 most of the time.

  26. Stephanie Smith says:

    I watched “The Walking Dead” last night and was bored! It’s getting a little stale to me, the only way they perk it up is by killing the leads off, and that makes me sad. Honestly, I’m a little over it.

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I like Benefit packaging, and Urban Decay (but not their lipsticks.)
    2. Do you ever travel for business? Nope, I don’t work outside the home. We don’t do a lot of traveling as a family either, but I want to change that.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? A diamond band that I wear instead of my wedding ring because it’s flat, a watch, and a pearl drop pendant necklace.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I’m pretty boring these days, but I do have this black and white long sleeved shirt and the fabric is an optical illusion, it’s just hard to explain, but it’s awesome!
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? I always use more than one shadow when I use eyeshadow.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I don’t like textured polish, bumpy is not what I want on my nails!
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Matisse, Van Gogh, Madonna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Mozart.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Say goodbye to friends that needed to be said goodbye to.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope, never. It’s not for me.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Right now, probably a solid 2.5, but I’d loooooove to be a 10! LOL!

  27. Ana says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    YSL! That gold packaging is to die for!

    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    Nope, just for pleasure.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    My gold ring :D

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    A corset (yes, I was that crazy goth-chick teenager LOL)

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    3-4 times a week, the rest is bare face.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    Textured, it looks like a bad applied polish.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    Music: HIM, Visual: Dalí or Frida Kahlo, Fashion: Betsey Johnson or Rebecca Minkoff.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    Leave my town for 2 months and live somewhere else.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    Yes, loving all ombre things.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    5 / 6 I’m right in the middle I don’t exaggerate with my makeup but I do love bright eyes from time to time.

  28. jess says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Urban Decay, YSL, MAC occassionally
    2. Do you ever travel for business? never, i work in mental health!
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? right now nothing im lounging at home today
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? nothing wacky really, maybe a superman shirt with the letter D on it from 7th grade.
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? practically never!
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I’m a little tired of glitter because it takes so long to get off so I avoid it.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Pink!
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? say goodbye to a loved one
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? no
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? 6

  29. gina says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    hmm…chanel. i love classy and modern. and tom ford.

    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    no, unfortunately.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    my two diamond rings from my bf, and thats all right now.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    probably my huge faux fur coat i got for christmas a couple years back.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    eh..unless im going out then rarely. i dont have the time before work.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    i don’t do glitter, shiny, texture. i’m a creme and matte girl.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    visual: salvador dali and botticelli. music: thursday and lana del rey.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    drop out of college. i still dont like talking about it.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    yeah, im not a fan.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    around a 6.5 or 7 <3

  30. Katie F says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?

    Hmm. I can’t say I ever think much about packaging, but I kind of like Illamasqua’s square design (even if the nail polish caps don’t always line up correctly!)

    2. Do you ever travel for business?

    Yep, I go to conferences. I love it, otherwise I would never get to leave where I live now (which is not a place I really like).

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?

    Wearing my pajamas at the moment, so my only accessory is a Hello Kitty snuggie my grandma gave me for Christmas.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?

    Oh, I love wacky clothing. I have a variety of shirts with funky designs (dinosaurs, calavera-style Batman, old-time movie-poster Buffy), a zebra-print dress that has zebras all over it, a red lace peplum shirt, probably some other stuff I can’t remember at the moment.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?

    I almost never wear eyeshadow, so basically never.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?

    Not a fan of shimmery/metallic shades. I’ll wear glitter sometimes, but I’m not that into really chunky or large glitters.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?

    Tough question. Right now, I’d probably say Stevie Nicks, I’ve worshiped her since I was a kid.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

    Move a couple thousand miles away from home to a boring place where it snows half the year (I’m originally from San Diego) for grad school.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?

    Yeah, I love the black-to-red lip!

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?

    I would say it’s either 0 (literally no makeup) or something like 8 or 9; I like bold lips and unconventional eye looks like red eyeliner.

  31. Christina says:

    Hi Karen, I actually decided to do a post post with my answers. I love your blog and wanted to try one of these every week. I love how you’re always so honest with your answers!
    please check them out on my blog :) http://bit.ly/19ICpck

    xoxo
    Christina

  32. fancie says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?

    I’ll have to say Tom Ford. I so wish I could afford his makeup! It’s just beautiful to me lol

    2. Do you ever travel for business?

    No. That would be amazing though!

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?

    Juicy Couture pyramid stud earrings, leopard print scarf && a Guess watch

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?

    Hmm. A sequin vest? It’s pretty gnarly lol

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?

    All of the time! I can never use just one shadow which is why I don’t wear it often lol

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?

    I’ve never tried textured or matte but I’d love to!

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?

    Tie between Rihanna && Beyonce. I’m.obsessed with both!

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

    College. If it’s not killing me mentally it’s stressing me financially. I hate it honestly lol

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?

    Yaaaaas! It’s hot! && easy!

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?

    On a daily basis its no makeup makeup because I only do my brows && lashes but when I go out…..drag it out baby!!!

    On another note, The Walking Dead looks like its going to be INSANE this season!! I’m still disappointed to see Andrea go but maybe the new characters will bring some excitement. The ending blew my mind lol. I cant wait to see whats going on with this virus!! I knew something was up when they kept showing that bloody eyed zombie lol
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  33. angela says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? I don’t own a lot of high-end makeup, but I love YSL’s gold and black packaging.
    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    I’m still studying, but I’ve traveled overseas several times for study-related things if that counts. And I also had a job this past summer that had me traveling in France.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Nothing at the moment.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? A really dorky snow-flake print fleece sweater that’s super warm and comfortable. But I can’t justify wearing it out before it hits November because of the print…
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Once or twice a week. I usually stick to eyeliner but I’ve been trying to experiment with different eyeshadows.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Textured, cracked, magnetic, etc.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? It really depends on whatever phase I happen to be going through, but sadly enough I haven’t had much time for art recently.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? I can’t think of just one off the top of my head… but I know the most stressful times were when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Also confronting people… I’m really not a confrontational person and I hate arguments, but sometimes you can’t avoid it.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Not really. But I love layering different lipsticks to make the color darker.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? I’m a 6ish… When I’m back home on break, I wear 0 makeup, but during the regular school year when I’m busy I wear a full-face of makeup. And I love doing dramatic red lips.

  34. Alice Ann says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Tom Ford and YSL, they’re kind of similarly packaged. I also like the whimsical designs of Topshop makeup.
    2. Do you ever travel for business? I have, several years ago, but not at my position now.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Just my nose ring.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? I have a lot of unique clothing, much of it is vintage. I have a great jungle print union suit from the late 50s, it has lounging leopards on it. I recently got an amazing reversible leopard print cape from the 40s, just waiting for the weather to cool down to wear it.
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? I rarely wear eye shadow, but when I do it’s usually a few blended colors.
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I hate textured and matte polish, they look like a two year old went to town on my nails.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? My all time favorite visual artist is Kiki Smith, as for music it’s hard to choose, but I really like Bill Callahan(Smog).
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? I’ve moved a lot, from another country, and different cities, states.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Yes, in the 90s.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Mostly a 3.

  35. lolamd says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    I like NARs.

    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    Yes I do but nearly enough.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    Belts and scarves

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    Hmmm sequin mini skirt. Okay that is probably the wackiest thing I own..sad huh?

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Once every blue moon as I can’t do it right.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    Glitter

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    Right now I am loving Florence and the Machines

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    A half marathon where I only trained for two weekends and no music while running.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    No I dont think I can pull it off.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    Probably a 3 – eyeliner and that’s it.

  36. Deb says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    I love Guerlain and Burberry.

    2. Do you ever travel for business?
    Only a couple times a year, but when I do, I make really poor dietary choices. Candy for dinner!

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    Just my glasses! I can’t wear jewelry to work (not even my wedding ring) so sometimes I skip it during the week.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    Well, I own a couple pirate costumes for Renaissance festivals, so those are probably the wackiest. I used to have giant fuzzy legwarmers and a butterfly halter top, but I finally abandoned those in my last move.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Almost every day! I like to have something bright on my lid and something subtle under the brow bone. I probably average 3 shadows/day since I gotta highlight, too!

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?
    Nope, I will try anything!

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    I love Hikaru Utada.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    The decision to take the job I’ve had for 6 years now was really tough. I gave up opportunities to travel abroad and work directly in my field right out of college because I saw a chance for better opportunities down the road. I still think about those other paths sometimes.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip?
    Tried, but it didn’t come out right. I’ll keep practicing.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)?
    Probably 5. I love a full face of makeup, but once it gets past a certain point, I just don’t recognize myself. But anyone who can rock a bare face or a fab drag look (or anything in between) is awesome in my book!

  37. Wendy says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Guerlain’s rouge g lipsticks have a somewhat pretty, nifty packaging. YSL too.

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Yes. Like you, I’m in and out like a commuter and not a tourist. Exceptions are when I take a workshop in a tropical destination like Thailand or Costa Rica. Then I’ll extend my stay to include play time.

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Today, it was only a necklace. I always wear a necklace.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? My Hudson 10 year anniversary skinny jeans in red, white and blue ombre. I like to call them my USA/Brit jeans.

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Every time I wear eyeshadow, it’s a combination of shades.

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? I don’t wear nail polish on my fingernails because of work. On my toes, I wear it all, even the 3D flowers.

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Can’t think of an absolute favorite! I like a lot of different artists. Music artists… that would have to depend on my mood.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Anytime I show my vulnerability to another person.

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope. No plans to either.

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? Four except for date night on weekend with my husband. I’ll do an 8-10 for him. I hate the smokey eye look, but he loves it on me.

    Walking Dead… It’s too intense for me to watch it. So, I’ll play on the computer, listen to the tv, and ask my husband a million questions. Then I’ll watch it again knowing what to expect. So, I’ll watch it tonight.

  38. 1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? YSL, Guerlain, and I love Tarte blushes for their cute color-coordinating packaging!
    2. Do you ever travel for business? No.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Just my engagement ring since I’m vegging in my pj’s at 11 PM.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Ha! I came across my old high school gymnastics team warmup while packing for our last move. It’s electric purple and gold with big white reflective bands and my name embroidered on it. If wind suits ever come back in style, I am SO ready!
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Almost every day!
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Nope, I’m an equal opportunity polish employer.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Whoa, there isn’t enough space on this whole blog for all of the artists I love!
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Oy, it’s medically-related and it was awful.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Never but I’m open to it!
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? 5-7 except on no makeup Sundays!

  39. Sun says:

    What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Dior, Burberry, and yes, Hourglass

    2. Do you ever travel for business? Nope

    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? A hair elastic to hold up my ponytail. I don’t wear any rings, including my wedding ring, because I lift weights most days of the week.

    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Got rid of ‘em all!

    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? About 95 percent of the time..

    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Won’t wear anything overly glittery or textured — too old for that!

    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Matisse, all of the Impressionists.

    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Gave birth twice — no painkillers — at home!

    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? I’ll do a dab of lighter-colored lip gloss in the center of my lips — does that count?

    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style? I’d say no higher than a 5; I definitely prefer the “classic” look.

  40. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging?
    The brand I like best is lately the hourglass, charm me to look at my base illusion that it is very well made and neat, I’m copying you dear Karen, but true I’m in love with every thing that I see the mark!
    Wow burberry? ah do not tell me you like burberry brit red? he is my favorite of all time, not to say that I have a passion for it, most here in Brazil I do not find more of these sweet perfume.

    I also like Dior, Chanel, bare minerals, hard and andy guerlain.

    2-Do you ever travel for business?
    ever, I am an accountant and blogger has not yet had the opportunity

    3-What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)?
    I use a few accessories, usually like to use bone John John and large rings, a necklace simple and basic

    4-What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own?
    I love basic white shirt printed with cat, rabbit dog, also like gym clothes and jeans

    5-How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow?
    Still do not know mixing shadows Karen, I’m learning, I bought the mac 217 I saw on your blog, then use a tone only on a daily

    6- Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)?

    also do not like the texture pes, alias like normal enamel creamy, dull

    7-Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)?
    victoria justice I love her and I also like the rebels and Mexican actors

    8-Faculty without a doubt, I’d take the bus almost two hours before and the point kept still had to cross the track, and then to leave it was late at night and I was jumping, sometimes it rained or was cold terrible

    My friends were jealous that I always arranged, had no money, more promotions and always thought I arranged with taste, in caprichava make, despite having very little product and all unbranded.

    I was the more makeup and tidy, not to be rich, to learn more combine and use what I had at home with taste.

    Always painted nails, although circular bus ride I was always feminine and whimsical

    More passed and I’m happy to have my degree and work in the area with my Dad.

    9-Have you ever done an ombre lip?

    never think beautiful mixes I see with lipsticks mac, wanted to learn

    10-
    On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style?

    look I already had a time drag queen, wore cilia in the gym (the simplest), but now my level should be 7

    karen loved your answers, also love reading about you, I always charm to your personality!

    kisses for u beautiful and the Tabinho
    thatiane gomes (@winxmake) recently posted … Inspire-se no verde

  41. Marisa says:

    1. What makeup brand has the prettiest packaging? Urban Decay.
    2. Do you ever travel for business? I travel a lot, just not often for business.
    3. What accessories are you wearing (jewelry, hats, scarves, belts, anything else)? Earrings.
    4. What’s the wackiest piece of clothing you own? Multicolored striped leg-warmers,
    5. How often do you do eye looks involving more than one eyeshadow? Special occasions or whenever I’m feeling creative. ;)
    6. Is there any kind of nail polish you won’t wear (textured, glitter, matte, other)? Nope, I think I’d try most anything.
    7. Who’s your favorite artist (visual, music or other)? I’m really liking Mungo Jerry at the moment.
    8. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Write a novel in a month, for National Novel Writing Month.
    9. Have you ever done an ombre lip? Nope, not yet.
    10. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your personal makeup style (1 being no-makeup makeup, 10 being full-on divalicious drag queen)? 5 somewhere in the middle.
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  42. Gina says:

    LOVES me some Bonnie Raitt! i think im gonna get one of her used CDs on ebay. havent heard her voice in ages. Whats your fave song by her??

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