Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 301

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for December 9, 2013

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for December 9, 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. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Oh, so many to choose from, but I look forward to Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Stars every year…even if my waistline does not. :)

    Whatevs… Waistline just needs to deal. I’d rather indulge and then run an extra mile or two.

  2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    My lashes are normally pretty average — stick straight, no curl to speak of, and not particularly long or thick — unlike El Hub’s, which are AMAZING.

    I swear, boys get the best lashes… It’s just not fair.

    Anyways, yeah, I can usually tell when a mascara hits the sweet spot for me when it holds a curl from my lash curler, makes me go “OooOOOoooh” when I see it on in the mirror for the first time, and it doesn’t smudge or flake.

    While I don’t like drama in my personal life, I need it from my mascaras. BRING IT!

  3. What’s one thing you do really well?
    Uh…sleep?

    LOL! I can sleep through almost anything — thunderstorms, earthquakes, concerts. I’m a deeeeep sleeper, and once I’m out, I AM OUT.

  4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Almost. It almost never snows here in Marin County (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge). Maybe once a smidgen every 10 years or so. It gets cold — like down around the upper 20s for a couple weeks a year — but it rarely snows.
  5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    Cat treats.

    Are cat treats weird…? There are a couple of new kitties in our neighborhood, and I’m hell bent on befriending them.

    Food is the fastest path to feline friendship! Hmm… I should put that on a bumper sticker.

  6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Sometimes. The dress code here at the home offices of Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC, does occasionally call for dressy attire. ;)
  7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    If it’s a crowd of short people, LOL! Or if I’m waving my phone above my head like a maniac to get your attention. I’m pretty short.
  8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    Once in high school when a boy came over to take me out on a date, my dad was doing some yard work in the back yard.

    He invited the guy back there for a “quick chat.” While they were there, my dad went through his regular list of non-negotiables (no drinking and driving, missing curfew, etc.) while swinging a huge axe back and forth in front of the poor kid’s face.

    I was mortified at the time…but now I just think it was just hilarious!

  9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Right now? YSL Touche Eclat in 4.5 and Kate Sommerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion.
  10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    El Hub and I had a really lovely, relaxing Saturday night. We turned on the Comcast Yule Log channel on the TV, listened to Christmas music and read books by the faux fireplace.

    It was so nice…

Le List

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

1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
3. What’s one thing you do well?
4. Is it snowing where you live?
5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Larie says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Uh, I’m not sure, actually. Oh! Gingersnaps!

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    I have to use tubing mascaras or it’s raccoon city! I LOVE drama, but it’s hard to achieve that way.

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    I can, uh, make a mean muffin!

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Not yet, but it’s in the forecast! It doesn’t usually snow here, though (Seattle).

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    Um, it’s not that weird, I guess, but I usually have an extra pair of contacts, lol.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Not usually.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    Probably not – I’m not so tall, haha.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    Ugh, I have tons. Can’t pick and don’t really want to relive those days, lol!

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    I need a new nighttime eye cream T_T Not sure what I want to buy.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    It was a nice, relaxing weekend here, too. I got to sleep in! That was noteworthy.
    Larie recently posted … That Smoky Eye Thing Again: Inspired by Han Hyo Joo

    • Simi says:

      This is my first Monday Poll…happy Monday!

      1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
      I LOVE Starbucks Caramel Brule Latte, it’s what I look forward to during the holiday season. Also all the other holiday treats around this time of the year. Christmas is the one time of year (for me) where it’s justified to eat all these treats :)
      2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
      When the MAC girls asks me which set of fake lashes I’m wearing.
      3. What’s one thing you do well?
      I’ve been told I give really good advice or that I’m that go to person when they need to talk/vent.
      4. Is it snowing where you live?
      Ohhhhh yes it is, it’s Canada of course! In the month of November we received half the amount of snowfall for all of winter. We can get up to 30 cm at a time.
      5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
      I haven’t done this yet but I want to start keeping a pair of tweezers. I hate looking in the mirror and seeing that one stray hair that needs to be plucked asap!
      6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
      I don’t really wear eye shadow to work because in the morning it means an extra 10 minutes of sleep. I leave the smokey eye for an event on weekends.
      7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
      Yes I am. I’m tall so easy to spot and I’ve been told that I can be picked out of a crowd because of my hair.
      8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
      I became a mama bear at the park this last summer when I thought some older kid almost ran over my son with his bike. At least the kid apologized :)
      9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
      Yes….all of them from MAC! Studio fix powder, eye brow pencil, blush, mascara…
      10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
      My husband and I had some wine, made a gingerbread house while listening to Christmas music. We also started our list of Christmas movies to watch….starting with Home Alone and Polar Express!

    • Alexandra says:

      Though I have to finish up my bio homework (sigh) and don’t have time to do your lovely questions, I just wanted to say that I so admire your fabulous writing- you have such a good voice and while your blog is also very informative, it is also a pleasure to read. I love that I can hear your humor and great personality through all the words that you write and I thank you and congratulate you for coming such a long way in the beauty blog world and for sharing your wonderfulness with us! <3

  2. Stephanie A. says:

    Happy Monday, all!

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Every year around Christmas, my mom makes all kinds of yummy breads–banana nut, poppy-seed, and my ABSOLUTE favorite, cranberry bread. It soooooo tastes like Christmas to me!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? I have long, but rather fine lashes. If the mascara volumizes well, without making them clumpy and spidery, I love it forever!
    3. What’s one thing you do well? I am a master of the art of the “work around.” There’s always a way to get around a “no” answer!
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Not right now, but we had snow and ice here yesterday, and it was wonderful! Unfortunately, its just now becoming the inevitable slushy, dirty mess.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Another smaller purse! I am terrible at cleaning out purses, and will throw EVERYTHING in there. Awhile ago, I decided to cure myself of this by only carrying small clutches or wristlets. That solution lasted about a week before I ended up keeping the immaculate wristlet inside of a larger, black-hole, who the hell knows what’s in there bag!
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Not really dark smoky eyes, but a bronzy-browny smokey eye pretty regularly.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I’m not really sure–I’d certainly like to think that I stand out, but I suspect that is not necessarily the case!
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My dad was a cop in the town I lived in. The very first party that I went to and was drinking at, was busted by my dad. He was tipped off by my mom, who used to quietly sit amongst the students rather than the parents at high school sporting events, etc. and listen to gossip, upcoming parties, etc. I was written an alcohol citation by my father at this party!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Actually, I just re-purchased my beloved Nars tinted moisturizer last weekend.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Its funny, I went to a big blow-out holiday party on Saturday night, but the actual highlight of the weekend was yesterday’s snow day–my daughter and I baked cookies, watched back to back Christmas movies, and then played in the snow for awhile. It was a perfect day!

  3. camille says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    I can’t think of a holiday treat right now. I’m not too keen on peppermint and other holiday seasonal goodies that come out this time of year.

    I guess eating a bunch of sweets is the bad habit this time of year…

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    I’m really particular about mascara. Sometimes I don’t wear it (even though I want to!) because it’s a pain to take off. My holy grail is: holds the curl I made fairly well, thickens, defines, and doesn’t smudge under my eye due to the day’s oils migrating.

    The Too Faced “Better than false lashes” I won from you is FANTASTIC! I just use the mascara because the fibers are too much for me. It needs eye make up remover, but it really does everything I want it to. :)

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Clean? I love to clean. The Man is a little irritated by it, so I clean on Mondays, while he’s at work. (he hates it when I vacuum.) There’s just that satisfied feeling from having a clean dwelling. The sheets are changed, the laundry is clean and put away, and the apt. is dusted, vacuumed, and mopped. And the purging of unnecessary items makes me feel even better :D

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Oh, I wish it did! It snowed on the NW part of Vegas this past week, but nothing over here on the eastern part. Oh well. It’s still cold cold, and I guess the snow would have made people drive even dumber. *sigh*

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    A sharpie? People always give me a second look, but it has come in handy sometimes. :) “Oh, whhhhaaaat?! A Sharpie?! Camille is gonna tag it up in here.” hahahh.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    No. No. No. I’m headed to the MAC counter this Saturday, and I hope the artist I get gives me some easy pointers on how to do eye make up. I’ll experiment next week with the eye make up. I’ve been putting it off too long, Karen! haha. I have some photos of looks you have done, so I think I’ll try to recreate those.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    If you’re looking at the shoes, yes. I have small feet. hahhaha. I’m only 4’11″, so you’d have to find me by my feet or call my name so I can jump up, or wave erratically. :D

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    It’s really sad, but my sister and I didn’t get to go out as often when we were teenagers. My mom….gosh, my mom. I guess when The Man and I talked with my parents about my moving in with him. She started to cry and ask him if he was going to take care of me and that I’m her baby.

    I was 26. hahha. We’re obviously still together, but she still asks if he takes care of me.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Not at the moment. I’m pretty stocked up on the usual everyday stuff.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    Before going into Trader Joe’s, there was a pet store that had a puppy sale, next door.

    OHMYGOSH!!!! Bulldogs, a Shiba Inu, and Beagles! :( Such cuties! The best part: later that night, The Man said, “We can get a dog in this apt. if it doesn’t bark that much.” Ugh. That means I have to train it. But he said we could get a dog in the apt.! I gotta research before I commit to a loving animal!

    Happy Monday Kare Bear and Tabs! As mentioned above, we went to Trader Joe’s. I picked up the scrub trio and I’m super stoked to use it today. I also picked up banana chocolate chip muffins that are delish. You’re very persuasive, Karen. hahha. I’m headed back to TJ’s to get some bacon wrapped scallions and other goodies.

  4. Steph says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? I am a big fan of peppermint bark. I tend to make my own along with other goodies like rocky road. I give most of it away so I’m not tempted! And also so hubs is not either!

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When it makes me look a brilliant times more awake and creates a near false lash effect. Le Volume de Channel has rocked my world for the last year.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Without sounding cocky I feel I do my job well. I am a hairstylist and adore my work. I love to make people feel and look amazing it is completely gratifying. My husband would also say I roast one he’ll of a chicken too
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Yup. We got about 3 inches yesterday in central Pennsylvania and have another 1-3 forecast for tomorrow. I HATE driving in it despite being a pa native…so nervewracking!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Hmmm…tide to go? Hubs is messy when he eats so I feel safer being prepared for anything :)
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? I have not attempted that, simply because I don’t have the time in the am. A kitten flick is my everyday go to.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? My cut and color are a bit unique so I suppose I am, but I am not overly tall and Amazonian by any stretch of the imagination. Just average height.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My mom once introduced herself as mother to my high school crush. I was mortified but got over it. Generally my folks trusted me, even when I began dating this guy who was 7 years older than their 18 year old (at the time) daughter. I made mum and dad meet him first and needless to say they liked him as he has been my husband for over 7 years!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I am in dire need of cleansing water to remove my makeup at night. I know I have two huge bottles of Sephora cleansing water waiting for me Christmas day, but I may need to wrestle one of those away asap! Aside from that there are many NEW shiny things I desperately want but do not “need”
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? On Friday we stayed home bc the weather was miserable and assembled our new tv stand. We cleaned alot of old furniture out and looked and some new stuff. Our house is in chaos right now as we are having our bathroom remodeled. I haven’t been able to decorate as much as I want to bc of the dust factor. So I did a little holiday baking and napping which felt wonderful.

  5. lolamd says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Candy Cane Joe Joe’s from Trader joes…I just ate one sleeve right now

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? None since I really have no lashes

    3. What’s one thing you do well? I like to think tennis..haha

    4. Is it snowing where you live? Yes and it is quite pretty till the dogs poop and piss all over it…haha

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Hmm not sure that I have anything weird in my purse right now.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? No.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Not really…

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? When these little girls were surrounding my little boy. I was like little ho’s get away from my son…LOL..

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Yes I need shampoo. I have been testing several products right now via the travel size ones.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Last weekend I got to play tennis.

  6. Tania says:

    Karen,
    I’m so jealous of you having a Trader Joe’s near you. Uggh!

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Egg nog and those butterscotch/peanut butter haystacks. They’re made with Chinese noodles. I love ‘em!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When it lengthens, separates, doesn’t smudge/flake off, and the brush is good to use.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? I have a weird talent of identifying music.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Yes but not much it’s so cold (single digits).
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? A don’t have it right now but I usually keep a full size can of hairspray. I do have a full sized brush!
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Yeah I have a gothic soul!
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I’m 5ft 11in tall and I usually wear or carry something that is bright pink. All you have to shout is Tania (not pronounced Tawn-ya or Tan-ya)because hardly anyone has that name.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My mom told my prom date that they have given me a pill and when I come home they will scan me for fingerprints. My mom is so dramatic and funny!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I think I’m running low on my cleansers (Biore pore unclogging scrub and Biore Skin Balancing Cleanser).
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I hung out with my godparents when I wasn’t being strung here and there to help with a wedding. They have a lovely house complete with fireplace in the living room and a big fat cat whose name is Susie Q but I call her Biggie!

  7. Laura says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? See’s peanut butter patties!

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? I don’t. I just have to try it.

    3. What’s one thing you do well? Putting my makeup on. Shopping. Cooking. Loving.

    4. Is it snowing where you live? Not right now and hopefully not ever this season. We’re not used to it and everyone panic if it does.

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I try to keep it light and clean.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Oh yea… I wear glasses so smokey eyes don’t look so “in-your-face”.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? God no. I’m small and I look like everyone else.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? Once we were sitting at a restaurant with my mom, I was bout 14 and there was this teenage boy staring at me. At some point in the middle of the conversation my mom said : “if he keeps looking at you, I’ll put out his mother’s cigarette on his face”.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Currently? Nope.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? All the Christmas shopping!!!

  8. Petra says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Saffron buns (lussebulle in Swedish)
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When I just get that wow feeling – and it stays on all day without smudging – that is a dealbreaker!
    3. What’s one thing you do well? I totally agree on the sleeping! Otherwise is fixing stuff when I have to. I don’t Always know how I do it but I get it done some how.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? YES! I had to pretty much dig my car out now adays =/
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I have pretty much enerything in my purse so I guess you could find a lot o wierd stuff in there. Right now its probobly the amounts of lipbalms in there – hehe ^^
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Yes. I’ll try most kinds of makeup, even at work.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I guess. Haven’t really thought about it.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? don’t know… My parents kept kind of quiet and trusted my judgement.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? My UD 24/7 liquid eyeliner. I am trying to find a more easily accessible brand that does the same job.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Not having to go outside at all yesterday. It nearly ever happens and it felt sooooo good! :)

  9. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Andes mints, the tradition green ones. I swear I could eat an entire box, 28 pieces, in one sitting.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? If it doesn’t smudge, irritate my eyes, and makes my eyelashes look long but not drag queeny (not for everyday looks), then I’m good.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Paint my nails! I won’t get them done because I do a better job than anyone!
    4. Is it snowing where you live? No, thank goodness! Central Ca, there was talk of snow this weekend, but we didn’t get any. My kids were disappointed, I was not.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? You know those machines where you put in fifty cents and you get a cheapie toy/ring/sticker in a plastic egg? For kids? I probably have 30 or 40 of those toys and rings in my purse. And about fifty napkins from Starbucks.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? No, I don’t work, and I’ve never done a smokey eye. That needs to be remedied! I have been doing a minimal eye lately, and bright lips.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Not really. I’m pretty normal. I am the person wearing the brightest shoes though, if you can’t see me from space, then I don’t wear them!
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? I don’t really have one, my parents are pretty relaxed, and my girls are too young to date, but when I first brought my husband around, my Dad, the most talkative guy in the world, completely ignored the husband. Which is not like him. He would leave the room if my husband was in it, funny stuff. Now my Dad is the president of the husband’s fan club! LOL!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I need to pick up a big tube of Urban Decay’s Naked BB cream.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? The 49ers beat the Seahawks! Woo-hoo!

  10. MM Curator says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? – Only one? Can’t do it…I love Lindt Dark Chocolate Peppermint truffles, all the Starbucks holiday latte flavors and my homemade candy cane ice cream.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? – when my lashes still appear soft and separated after application, as opposed to sticking together and spidery.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? – Worry.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? – Just raining now, but we got about an inch of snow yesterday and there’s more on the way, apparently.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? – At the moment I actually don’t have anything too strange…just a bunch of old receipts.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Yup!
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Nope. I’m short too!
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? On a family vacation down the shore, my older cousin and I started talking to a cute boy at the beach, and we made plans to meet on the boardwalk that evening. Mind you, I was 17 and my cousin was 21, so it’s not like we were 12 or whatever, we were basically adults! And we were meeting in public with plenty of people around, so reasonably safe. Anyway, we’re talking to this guy and I look down the boardwalk…about 20 feet away there’s my mom AND my aunt (my cousin’s mom) perched on a bench, watching us like hawks! We almost died. I have so many other stories but that one is a classic.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? – Need more Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, I’m running out.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I had a lot of fun making desserts! We got this really good eggnog from the farmer’s market so I made eggnog ice cream and eggnog cookies with a yummy glaze.
    MM Curator recently posted … Couture Monday: Armani Eccentrico

  11. Trisha says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Gosh, everything. I love Christmas cookies, though. And pumpkin pie. And just everything, really.

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When it makes my lashes look fake. If someone would mistake my lashes for fake lashes, then I know I’ve gotten the right one.

    3. What’s one thing you do well? Everything! :P

    4. Is it snowing where you live? Ugh, yes. I opened my curtains this morning to see the snow pouring down. What a bummer. And, since it’s 2 degrees F outside, there’s no chance it’ll melt anytime soon.

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I have this game called Story Cubes that I always keep in my purse. You never know when you might want to play a story-telling game.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Well, I work from home. So, yes!

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? In the winter, I am. I have a big bright red winter coat. I hate to wear it to Target, though, since it makes me look like I work there. And, ironically, that’s where I got it.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? When I was 6 and had just learned how to ride my bike, I wiped out in a bunch of gravel and messed up my knee. I walked into the kitchen all nonchalant and was like, “I think I need a band-aid,” and my mom just flipped out. She always freaked whenever I got hurt and I was always like, “meh.” She’d worry like a mother hen.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Not that I kind think of. I just restocked recently.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I saw Frozen! It was great! And went to a friends for pulled pork and homemade egg nog, which was delicious.
    Trisha recently posted … For the Holidays: Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Angel Wings

  12. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! I love your owl ornament. The kitten is currently living in our tree so the only ornaments we have up are from the Old, Raggedy, Don’t Care if they Break box. :)

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? This is sad but I can’t think of anything!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? It has to feel thick, right out of the tube. You know I’m with you on the lash drama.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? If I was being a smart aleck, I’d say EVERYthing. :) If I was being honest, I might say procrastinate. HAHA!
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Not this minute, but we have a dusting of accumulation and it was snowing lightly this AM.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Febreeze, maybe? I don’t know if that’s weird. You just never know if you’re going to end up somewhere stinky.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Only if I rub them by mistake.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? If we’re walking, yes. I have a bouncy, distinctive walk.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My parents weren’t overprotective, but I love your axe story!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I have some Clarisonic replacement heads and a rollerball of Escada’s Cherry in the Air in my Sephora basket.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? We got our tree! That’s one of my very favorite things about Christmas.

  13. Kylie says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    I love the red and green wrapped Hershey kisses. I know they’re the same kisses as the rest of the year, but there’s something special about that seasonal wrapping!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    Something lengthening. I unfortunately have short, thin, stumpy lashes :-( And agreed– my boyfriend has long, thick, gorgeous lashes! So unfair!
    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    I am an excellent planner. I love setting schedules for my days (at work or off) and checking off completed tasks. I also plan vacations really well, from good deals on hotels/airfare to cool activities once we arrive.
    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    There’s a touch of snow on the ground, but ICE is the bigger problem. My entire car and driveway are covered in a sheet of ice.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    I guess a lot of people don’t keep a toothbrush and toothpaste, which I always do.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Nah– sometimes light pink smokey eye, though!
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    Not really. I’m short, pale, and don’t have any distinguishable features!
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    None of my stories are “great.” My dad was incredibly overbearing/overprotective and it was always annoying/held me back…
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Not right now. I just placed an order for eyeliner I needed. I do want to buy eye cream, however, something I never have before.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    Going out to celebrate’s my friend’s birthday. We had a great time!

  14. Kristin says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Hot drinks, like coffee and tea. But nothing really sweet. I did find holiday ritter sport chocolates I’m excited to try.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When It lengthens, separates and feels natural. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect one.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Cook and bake. I find it therapeutic and love to do it for others.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Yes and it’s cold, very cold.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? A matchbox car. I have small kids.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? I’m a stay at home mom, so yes I would. My kids don’t mind and my husband would love it.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I have been told I have a big smile and my big curly hair helps.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? The first time I stayed out late. My mom was waiting for me out front our house. I was 17 or 18. It was like 1 am. She was fuming and the funny thing was I had a legit reason to be home late.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Mascara and a hd foundation. A lot of my stash is old. I could make a whole list. hahaha
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? We mostly finished our kids christmas shopping. I bought more ornaments for our tree. My husband was home, he’d just got back from a business trip. We got our kids snow boots, my daughters is hello kitty. I’m jelly. I made a tasty dinner for our friends and us. It was smoked gouda mashed potatoes, pork chops with a cilantro walnut pesto, butter leaf lettuce salad with homemade vinaigrette and homemade garlic foccacia bread. Yum!

  15. Chelsea says:

    I love the owl ornament!

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Sugar cookies!

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? Doesn’t itch, flake, clump, smudge, look cakey or spidery, and adds some good length and volume. No funny smelling mascaras either!

    3. What’s one thing you do well? Sleep, speak French.

    4. Is it snowing where you live? Yes! We got about an inch last night.

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? usually a pocket knife! It’s something my dad says you should always have around. He buys me pretty ones – I had a really nice metallic rainbow one for a while.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Nope! I don’t like dark smoky eyes on me in general.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Yes. Upsides of being a redhead and above-average height!

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? Oh man, your story reminds me of when my parents took guardianship of our babysitter because his parents abandoned him. Anyway, he was going to pick up his homecoming date, and the guy’s just sitting at the table sharpening knives.

    Once I was playing on the swingset and a snake hissed at me and came up like a cobra. I ran away crying and my dad says to my mom “GET MY MACHETE. No one scares my little girl like that!” and took care of it.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Not at the moment. I have a couple moisturizers I’ve been trying, but I might end up going back to the one I was using before (I think what I’m trying might be breaking me out) so I might need to re-purchase that.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I went to the mall to meet up with some of my cousins! My cousin Danielle was taking her girls (Madison, 6, and Sophia, 1.5) to get their pictures taken with Santa, and my cousin’s wife Stefanie and their 1.5 week old baby Dylan was there too, along with Gaby (13), my cousin’s other daughter. It was so nice to see them all! Sophia kept running off to Sephora, and following around the guy from the Humane Society who was dressed like a dog.

  16. Dagni says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Hands down, bourbon balls. I mean it’s liquor AND chocolate…total no brainer.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? Since my lashes are pretty much non-existent anything is an improvement.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Walk in heels because I live in them. I’m already tall but I think I’d even get a “Werk!” from RuPaul. lol
    4. Is it snowing where you live? No, but we’ve been getting freezing rain. Fun in that not at all kinda way.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? A book, not that weird but I always have to have something to read.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Never
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Yes…see question 3. lol
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? I don’t have kids and my parents are pretty cool so I got nada on this one.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I really don’t wear makeup that often so I’m good.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Kind of cheesy but my hubby is the strong silent type, but lately he has been very vocal about how much he loves & appreciates me so I’m kind of feeling like I won the spousal lottery at the moment.

  17. Let says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Pies! Used to be eggnog latte, but my tolerance for (too-)sweet stuff has been going downhill
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? As long as it doesn’t smudge, it’s fine for me.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Umm.. I cope well with being alone? I don’t mind going or eating out alone.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Not really, even though the temperature has been below freezing this past week :(
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I don’t think I have anything weird in my purse.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Nah. I haven’t mastered dark smokey eyes.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Nah, and I prefer to hide between the crowd.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? None that I can think about right now. My parents used to be over-protective though.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? If MAC Brush Cleanser counts, then yes. I might also need to buy a facial scrub.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Running into a friend I haven’t seen the whole quarter :-)

  18. Daanielle says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    I live for peppermint ice cream. Live for it. Also, pumpkin cheesecake at Thanksgiving and Mom’s easier version of baked Alaska at Christmas: graham cracker crust, peppermint ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and cherries on top.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    My lashes are long and semi-curled on their own, so anything that adds volume and emphasizes that makes me happy. Also, I wear contacts so absolutely no flaking.
    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    I wrap presents like a pro. I get yelled at for using all the tape, but my presents are always shiny and covered with ribbons and bows and all the pretty things.
    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Ugh. Yes. Well, it did yesterday. The first real, “break out the snow plows” snow of the year. And if it could be isolated to the grass, I’d be cool, but this driving nonsense really ruins things for me.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    USB cables. Is that weird? I work for a tech company and usually have 2-3 cell phones and an iPad in there for work, so being able to charge all those gadgets is necessary.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Sometimes. Our dress code is pretty lax, so I can do what I want. That said, I’m lazy, so for the sake of time, I usually keep it pretty casual.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    I hate to sound conceited, but yeah. I stand 5’9″ with my usual heels on. I have uber white skin, dark hair and I’m usually wearing dressier clothing and makeup than most people. If it’s summer, I’m in a dress.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    My parents are pretty liberal and stuck with a hands-off approach. The most overprotective Dad ever got (to me, at least) was asking if I was dating a guy in high school, because we were hanging out a lot and not always with other friends. There were raised eyebrows at short skirts and visible midriff and curfews I thought were too early, but nothing crazy.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Need to? I have eleventy billion bottles, pans and tubes of everything in my bathroom. Want to? You bet’cha.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    I kept things pretty low-key, but I bought some fabulous new leggings, ordered Naked 3 and busted out the Holiday decorations.
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  19. Shannon says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    White chocolate covered pretzels! those things are the SHIZ.NIT.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    Buildable volume (without getting clumpy) in deepest darkest WHAMMO sort of black is best for me, though it’s surprisingly hard to find! My eyelashes are usually long and curly enough on their own, no matter what mascara I use – I consider myself SUPER lucky.
    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Hugs. I love hugging people. And it’s something I always have in adundance and am willing to share, even when I’m tired or cranky or sad. Okay, maybe not so much when I’m cranky. But really, most of the time. :)
    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    It was yesterday! It was MAGICAL, but oh-so-cold, lol! I really hope it actually gets snowy in NYC this year. It didn’t so much last year (the first winter I lived here) and I was so disappointed!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    Staff paper – to write music on.
    It’s actually this super cute little handmade, spiral-bound book that my friend made for me, out of a massive book of staff paper my mom got for me in college. It’s AMAZING.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Not usually. I’ll sometimes go for a non-black smokey eye (blue, green, brown, gold) but not a deep, dark, smoked-out-black look.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    Haha, probably not! Unless I’m wearing something especially bright.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    oh gosh… This one time, my parents caught me walking alone, down the street, with a boy who liked me. They were in the family van, and stopped on the road, made me get in the car, and we just ABANDONED the poor boy! He was mad at me afterwards for not standing up and saying anything to my parents, but man… I was just NOT an arguer at that point in my life. Needless to say, we’re not still together :) haha. I still feel SO BAD about that, though!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Benefit’s Dandelion, probably mascara (I’ve been using the Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara, but it might be time to check out Benefit’s BadGal Lash again…)
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    Getting to spend time with my in-laws! They came down to the city, so we’ve been able to hang with them the last few days.

  20. Natasha says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Any rich Christmas bread with lots of butter and marzipan.

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    When it doesn’t fall off my lashes into a giant raccoon puddle.

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Bake bread.

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    We don’t get snow in San Diego…but it is snowing in NYC which is where the in-laws are and where I’ll be spending X-Mas

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    Sketchbook and pen.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    If I’m working a party, sure!

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    Red hair is always easy to spot in a crowd! LOL!

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    It was after my first semester at college and I was visiting a boyfriend in his dorm-room (he went to college in my hometown and my school’s winter break was earlier than his)… we were talking in his room when the Dorm mother banged on the door asking if I were there… my mother had panicked and called to the dorm to try to locate me…it was 5 minutes past midnight. I was totally mortified and annoyed. Needless to say, I went home post haste and by summertime, I had my own apartment.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Shampoo and conditioner… not sure I want full sizes or just a ton of travel ones since we’ll be travelling soon.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    The festival that was supposed to be held outdoors was moved indoors! It was raining and cold outside but we had a vendor party inside!
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  21. Stacey says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Cherry Surprize balls are a family classic. As is my mom’s gingerbread and fruitcake (which I love ONLY if it doesn’t have currants).

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    I like a drier formula, so if it is goopy coming out of the tube, I am already turned off. My lashes are already long, so if it provides definition and volume, I am happy.

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Bake!

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    AH, I live in the one snowless part of Canada annnnd it is snowing today. Should be gone by the afternoon, but I am unimpressed!

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    Like 15 pens. I have really nice pens that I use for editing, and for my own writing and I can’t leave them at home because my husband will lose them. Can’t leave them at work for fear that someone will think that they are office pens. So, I carry them around.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    I haven’t figured out a smokey eye… one day.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    Maybe. I am tall and wear glasses, my hair used to have some purple which made me more distinctive.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    My parents were never really over-protective. I grew up in a small, northern community and though we travelled south to the big cities often, my parents were never really worried about us not being able to take care of ourselves. I do remember one time I was downtown with friends, I was probably 11 or 12 and a man approached me and made me repeat a prayer to be ‘saved.’ My mom happened to walk out of the bookstore we were in front of in the middle of me nervously repeating stuff. She asked me what I was doing and the man told her that he was saving me. Mom ignored him, looked at me and said, “Do you want ME to save you?” and we walked away.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Not yet, I feel pretty stocked up.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    I rearranged my apartment. Man it feels twice as big!

  22. Abby says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?Ghirardelli peppermint bark! MMMmmm!!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? I have the typical Asian lashes, so I can definitely tell when a mascara gives me a lot of drama to my straight sparse lashes!!lol
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Talk about make up and clothes!!lol
    4. Is it snowing where you live? I live near Seattle, so we have a pretty mild winters usually. But we are suppose to get snow in the forecast! Especially its been super cold!! High of 20′s!! Brrr!!!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I don’t know if it’s weird, but I keep mini crayons, activity book, and matchbox cars for my 4yr. old to keep him entertained when we go out to eat! :)
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? No, I’m a stay at home mom….
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Probably not, considering I’m 4’11″….:( lol I hate it!!!lol
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? Hmm..can’t think of any??
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I don’t think so at the moment??
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Hanging out with friends and family and doing some Christmas shopping!

  23. JaNelle says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? The Trader Joe’s chocolate covered popcorn. LOVE to DEATH! Bought multiple bags.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When it gives me that sweet spot of length and volume.. like BAM!
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Eat! LOL .. umm I sing pretty well, or so I’m told
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Nope, but freezing rain and some ice yeppers
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I don’t think anything in there is weird… mostly practical.. unless you count 10 different lipsticks/glosses at any one time
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Yeppers I’m a rebel
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? ummm not really lol
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My dad and brother took my now husband outside and I could only see their faces and they looked threatening.. but really they were just messing with me. My folks were pretty cool!
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Need is relative… lol. If you say need, then nothing .. but want.. shoot this list isn’t long enough to contain
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I got to snuggle with my honey since we were iced in.

  24. Majick says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Italian Christmas Cookies
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? I need to get thick long defined lashes, it can’t be sticky, and it can’t smudge
    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Style outfits, hair, makeup
    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Not yet but soon.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    The first crystal my DH ever gave me. It was from a fair over 25 years ago. It’s broken now from slamming against the windshield of the car. LOL
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Of course.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    depends on the crowd – I can be pretty dramatic but I’m short too.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    Guess my parent’s either trusted me or didn’t care?
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    I’m almost ready for … Oh hell, who am I trying to kid? I need nothing! BUT – I’m patiently waiting for Naked 3 – scored with my VIB $20 gift card. YEA!
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    My husband and I are getting along really well and the weekend was just REALLY nice! MMMmmmmmm, love that. :-)

  25. Rachel P says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? – Pumpkin spice lattes, hot chai apple cider (or “chaider”, as it is known :P), peppermint anything!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? – I have pretty long, fairly curly lashes- they’re just not dark at all, so you can’t see them on their own. Getting a mascara with lots of volume and dark pigments does the trick. I can make most volumizing mascaras work for me, as long as they don’t clump or leave me with a spiderweb lash effect!
    3. What’s one thing you do well? – It’s a tie between speaking French and cooking eggs.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? – YES. It has been completely winter whiteout here in Northern Michigan. I don’t think it’s stopped snowing the last 2 or 3 days. I might have to hit the slopes tomorrow!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? – Lifesavers Wint-O-Green mints! I guess it’s not THAT weird, but they are those white donut-shaped mints in the individual clear packaging. So I’m not being a normal person and carrying a tin of mints or pack of gum, because I just like the Wint-O-Greens so much better, lol!
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? – Not really dark, no. Unfortunately, my work atmospheres are a bit conservative! The darkest I dare would be rich browns, or medium jewel tones if I want a color pop… I wouldn’t dare do a dark gray or blackened smokey eye. I do use those dark colors in my liner at work, as long as it’s subtle, like a gently-flicked cateye.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? – Yes, I imagine so. I’m quite tall, even taller in heels, love wearing bold outfits and hairstyles… and I can be a bit loud of voice as well! No losing me in a crowd.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? – One time in high school, an older boy I had a crush on asked me to go to a big concert downstate with him and his friend. My mom wasn’t going to allow me to go, but at the last minute, the friend decided to bring his dad along. I guess my mom decided if there was another parent at the concert and in the hotel, I could be trusted :P
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? – I’ve gotten a bunch of samples for the Fresh moisturizers that I liked (Lotus, Black Tea, etc), and I would really like to buy them full-size… once I can afford them, lol!
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? – Holiday open houses! In my home town and the next town over (and probably most cities in America too, haha), almost every store is open late into the night, offering free treats like champagne, deviled eggs, mounds of christmas cookies, hot chocolate, cider, cheese platters, soup, EVERYTHING, and they’re doing holiday sales, and the steel drum band from one of the high schools plays holiday songs in the street (even though we are so far from the Caribbean, lol!). Everybody comes out, the snow is blowing and glistening, everyone’s bundled up in boots and coats and hats and mittens and scarves, the beautiful lights and trees are up in every store, window, and corner of the downtown area, and it’s just this huge community thing that happens but once a year! :)

  26. Suri says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies. Nom Nom
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? It makes my lashes look thick and full without looking too unnatural.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Organize. Even my messes are organized lol
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Last night it was and it will be in the morning.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Pens and hand sanitizer.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? No.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I think so. Glasses give me away.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? Oh that time my parents caught me with a boy in my room. Maybe they were right.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Nivea hand cream, Philosophy purity.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Major hangover from the work holiday party. Although the hangover was not fun, the party was off the chain!

  27. Deanna M says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Cella’s chocolate covered cherries. I have to stop myself from grabbing one every time I open the fridge (I keep them in the fridge because I like them cold)!

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    A mascara that doesn’t clump, but still gives my lashes some volume, is Heavenly. My lashes are long and they curl on their own, but they are very fine, just like my hair, so I need a mascara that will make them look thicker. I currently like Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara.

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    I’m very good at sketching. I only wish I had more free time to do it!

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Yes, unfortunately. There was 3 inches of snow in my yard yesterday, and tomorrow, an additional 5 inches is supposed to fall.

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    LUSH Lemony Flutter cuticle butter. I personally don’t think it’s weird, but every time I pull it out and use it, people are like “What IS that stuff?”

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    I did once, on accident. I was a freelance reporter at the time, and I was experimenting with dark green eye shadow when I was called in to press conference with the governor. I got a lot of “looks” during that conference!

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    Um, probably? I’m pretty tall.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    My parents were VERY over-protective, but I can’t think of one story that sticks out in my mind.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    I need to re-purchase some mascara at some point, but I keep getting free samples of mascara from Sephora lately, so I haven’t bought any mascara in 3 months!

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    I was able to be lazy on Friday night! That rarely happens, so I was thrilled. I ordered take-out and watched One Tree Hill reruns all night! Haha.

  28. Eva says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Christmas shaped sugar cookies.

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    As soon as use it and it makes my lashes longer and fuller, I am sold on it.

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    I really enjoy cooking and baking. I am good at math too. LOL!

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Yes, it snowed a little bit here. We are expecting more snow tonight.

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    Hmm, I just keep the essentials.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Yes, when I use to do hair. I really experimenting with my makeup then.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    No, I don’t think so.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    I remember this one time, My neighbor(who doesn’t speak English) just grabbed my son and pulled him in to his house. I was like You can’t get just take my son like that!

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Yes, eye makeup remover,makeup wipes, cotton rounds, and more perfume.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    I got to film 4 videos that I was behind on. I also got to organize a ton of stuff.

  29. Amanda says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Anything peppermint and gingerbread men!

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    When it layers well over Diorshow. I ALWAYS use Diorshow first and then I’ve tested many atop the Diorshow and I have my little arsenal of mascaras dependent upon the occasion.

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Paint nails. I should have been a manicurist.

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Nope, thank you, Southern California! But I do miss the snow in my native Chicago.

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    About 8 pairs of sunglasses.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    Don’t work and don’t normally wear dark smokey eyes unless I’m going out to something fancy.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    No!!! I’m 5’1 so you can’t usually see my head.

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    I honestly can’t say I have one. My parents are VERY lax and have never been over-protective about anything.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    Right now I need Aveeno face wash pads and pretty soon I’m going to need my Bobbi Brown foundation and I’ve been meaning to buy more Ocean Scrub or whatever it’s called from Lush.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    I relaxed with Ben. We didn’t do much. We’ve both had sinus infections and being in the third trimester of my pregnancy kind of limits what I can do. I get tired so quickly! I’m ready for this little girl to be here and then our weekends will be a lot more interesting :)

  30. Alice Ann says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Soynog in my coffee.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? Full lashes, no clumps, no irritation.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? I’m a good cook.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? I wish!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? I just cleaned and organized my purse, not much more than necessities for now, but I often have an extra leash (I have a knack for finding stray/loose dogs).
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? No, I don’t really wear a lot of eye makeup to work.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Yes, I’m tall and have a distinctive look.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My parents were very permissive, I pretty much did what I wanted.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Dr.Hauschka Rose Day Cream. It’s the best for my sensitive skin.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I got over my awful cold and went for a good walk.

  31. jen. says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? There’s an awesome cafe/ candy shop in town that sells white-chocolate-covered snowflake pretzels with white sprinkles. I don’t even like chocolate covered pretzels but something about these is AMAZING. I wish I were eating some now.

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When it’s a non-runny formula. I like mascaras that kind of define and separate more than curl, and my favorites rotate, but I feel like I always come back to Buxom.

    3. What’s one thing you do well? Knit! I just made Enzo a sweater, so I think I have earned my Crazy Dog Lady merit badge.

    4. Is it snowing where you live? No. However, I am heading to Fargo for Christmas, and uh…. I… uh… don’t see that going over well. I was dying in the 30F temps here, let alone below zero temps! Eek!

    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Emergency knitting? Also, can I please share that I got this AMAZING Kate Spade purse today. It is beautiful and glorious. I swear I heard angels singing when I opened the box. I tried to share this with my BF but he just didn’t get it.

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? I have not mastered a dark smokey eye, so no. Also, I work with kids so that might be a bit formal. :)

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? It depends on how big my hair is. Ha!

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? Well… my dad is a retired cop and used to be the leader of the city’s SWAT team, so. The stories, they are numerous.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I REALLY want a new Dr Jart bb cream in the red tube, but Sephora doesn’t have it anymore, and I haven’t really found it anywhere else.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Lots of hot chocolate. It was not my most productive weekend ever.

  32. Aw! Your Yule Log story made me smile! We were supposed to engage in similar activities here yesterday but it poured all day, literally putting a damper on going to get a tree! We made due with pizza delivery and a Walking Dead marathon (just reached season 4, episode 6) so all was good, all was bright. ;)

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? HAYSTACKS. They’re basically butterscotchy pretzel clusters. Threat level 5 to diets everywhere.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? When I can actually see my lashes in photos or someone comments on them – which is a rare, but highly treasured gem.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Make fun, whimsical bulletin boards. I have them everywhere and some have themes. I’ve been making them for years and think of them as art in progress because when you find something you like, you just add it. It’s like Pinterest Beta version.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? No…it was shorts weather here over the weekend, which was nutty and not Christmas-like at all. Today the high was in the 40s and it’s still raining. So close…yet no snow sprinkles forthcoming. It only snows here every few years and usually mucks everything up BIG TIME b/c we don’t have equipment to deal with it. Don’t come to Atlanta when there’s a threat of snow, y’all (or zombie apocalypse)! A couple years ago the whole city shut down for almost a solid WEEK due to an ice storm. It was CRAZY.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? A spare pair of earrings. I hate forgetting my earrings, so I keep a set of zirconia studs in case of emergency.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? Yes. Luckily my workplace is pretty chillaxed on makeup creativity.
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? Fairly easy. I’m 5’7″ and most everyone else I know is shorter than me.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? My mom and dad didn’t let me ride in a car with anyone until they’d had their license for a year without having an accident. When everyone you know JUST got their license, no one meets these qualifications! I hated that rule so much then, but now that I’m older, I respect it.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? FoundaSHOUNNN! I am so excited! I’m pretty set on my next target (Chanel Mat Lumiere). I’ve stalked it for months online and I think it’s the right pick for my oily skin. I’ve finished 2 foundations this month! I’m in a clear-it-out mood!
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Inadvertent failure to pick out our tree led to a relaxing afternoon of watching The Walking Dead and enjoying a pizza with my fiance. Bon temps!

    Have a great week, K-Rock! :)

  33. Gina says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats?
    Christmas cookies of all kinds

    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you?
    Goes on easy and doesn’t CLUMP and flake!!

    3. What’s one thing you do well?
    Drive… just kidding! :). I’d like to think i give good advice.

    4. Is it snowing where you live?
    Nope! it’s been chilly here in Southern California but no snow!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse?
    nothing comes to mind

    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work?
    I hardly ever do smokey eyes.

    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd?
    No, i’m shorter than you Karen, 4’10″ :)

    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story?
    Way too many to type up, I’m an only child so my mom was very protective of me.

    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase?
    yes! i need my burts bees lip balm and i need a new daytime face lotion.

    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
    I got some Xmas shopping done, the weekend wasn’t the most exciting but last week my inlaws visited from NY and we had alot of fun! Went out to nice dinners, relaxed and saw the Hunger Games <3

  34. StrayCat says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? I’m not much for the sweet treats. I make them for gifts, but I don’t eat them. I generally watch the intake closely during the holidays. The worst way to start the new year is on a diet! UGH!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? Not to thick, goes on without clumps with no flaking and lasts. Armani Eyes to Kill has been my fav for a few years.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? I’ve been told I can sell ice to Eskimos. It’s true. I can pretty much get anyone to do anything for me. I try not to abuse this gift.
    4. Is it snowing where you live? Yep. Have a dusting this morning.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? a small tape measure.
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? No. I rarely do the smokey eye. I’ve got enough dark stuff around there anyway, why add more?
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I have a sign (invisible to me) above my head that reads “Talk to me and ask me a question!”….yep, people talk to me everywhere I go. I’m told I’m very “open and friendly”. It’s impossible for me to go incognito anywhere.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? Wish I had one. I grew up in the good old days where kids ran wild and free. No parent ever wasted a minute worrying for our safety. It was a enchanted childhood filled with riding horses, jumping from trees and off the garage roof, swimming in lakes and rivers without parents around, walking alone all the way to town, riding motorbikes and 4-wheel drives when we were barely out of diapers. I’m lucky to be alive.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? I could be reincarnated 10 times and still have makeup to use.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? Last weekend….a weird mixed bag. Good and down right rotten. I’ll say going out to the our friends Xmas tree farm with my hubby and Aussie daughter and getting our tree. Maida had so much fun running around greeting everyone and getting lots of lovin’.

  35. Leah says:

    A little late to the Pahhhtty (as we say in Boston) but here goes:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? Anything homemade! This year I’m making fig vanilla cupcakes.
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? I can’t wear mascara (eye dr thing) but I love Origins.
    3. What’s one thing you do well? Sleep, eat, yoga, good local food…wow that’s more than one thing. ;)
    4. Is it snowing where you live? right now it is YES, it looks like Christmas or a fairytale.
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? Ginger chews by The Ginger People at all times (helps my immune system–I travel a lot for work)
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? YES. A bronze or a dark silver. Picking up a dark blue soon!!
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? I am. I’m a curly haired girl and proud so I stand out wherever I go since I have ethnic hair and REFUSE TO straighten to meet corporate norms (or cut it short)
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? I have none. When I moved to the Boston area we agreed to keep e-mailing but to talk every single Sunday night. :) That was 18 years ago. They live 100 miles away so I can drive out if I need to.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? Gloom Away by Origins. I horde that stuff or anything grapefruit scented (burt’s bees lip balm in grapefruit is fantastic) this time of year. And with 5-6 months of winter I need to Gloom Away the Gloom.
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? I began work on the Environmental Literacy Plan for my state. I’m a volunteer helping with research.

  36. jess says:

    1. One of your favorite holiday snacks/noms/sweet treats? peppermint candy/cheesecake/cookies/anything!
    2. How do you know when a mascara is right for you? when my lashes are big thick and long, and people ask me if they are fake!
    3. What’s one thing you do well? work well with people
    4. Is it snowing where you live? god sakes all the time! MN!
    5. What’s something weird you keep in your purse? a card that says i have an artificial lens in my eye, cause i do!
    6. Do you ever wear dark smokey eyes to work? not now, I work with kids, when I was a MUA it was fair game any day!
    7. Are you easy to spot in a crowd? yeah? never thought of it before.
    8. What’s your best over-protective parent story? my mom was pretty cool growing up so nothing comes up.
    9. Are there any beauty products you need to re-purchase? clinique youth surge moisturizer
    10. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend? got laid, lol.

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