Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 309

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The Creamy Greenie smoothie: kale, spinach, frozen banana, frozen peach slices, avocado, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder and almond milk

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

  1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    I’m a supporter, as long as the chocolate isn’t overly sweet. I’ll happily gobble down a semi-sweet croissant or a chocolate-chip pancake with my coffee, yum!
  2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    I did when I was a kid. I had albums filled with limited edition U.S. stamps and stamps from around the world, but I can’t remember when I grew out of it… Probably sometimes in my moody tween years, I think, when boys started to seem more interesting.

    In hindsight, I probably should’ve stuck with the stamps, LOL! At least for a few more years.

  3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    GURL, First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream is the shizzle. I use it everywhere — on my face, hands, cuticles — anyplace my skin needs extra moisture.

    It’s rich and thick, but not greasy, and it doesn’t give me breakouts. Highly, highly recommended.

    Oh, and something else I love for dry skin — Sisley’s Black Rose Mask. Hella expensive, but it works wonders on my scaly bits.

  4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Fiddle with my phone before bed. I’ve read that the light from phones and tablets is supposed to interfere with your sleep, but I get sucked in, ya know? Time flies when you’re fiddling with gadgets (usually watching YouTube makeup videos or reading on my Kindle).

    It’s a habit I really have to break…

  5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    I’ve watched the opening ceremony and the parade of athletes (for the outfits and the factoids about the different countries) but haven’t actually caught any of the events yet.

    I will though. I have been watching the recaps in the mornings.

  6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    Um…yes. Shimmer and sparkle are strongly encouraged here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC. Our CEO’s philosophy is “the more bling, the better.”

    I might actually have to bust out some bling today — ya know, on account of it being Monday. ;)

  7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Okra. Blech! It’s the texture… Not a big fan of slimy things. I don’t mind it so much when it’s fried, but I make a face whenever I see it in a stew or something.
  8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Do what you like.
  9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    A gardenia, please.
  10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    Wow, that’s a tough one… Lots to choose from, LOL!

    I have several pairs of crazy cat lady socks, but the craziest ones are a warm pair of black and gray striped socks with gray tabby cats on them. They always make me laugh.

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’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
2. Did you ever collect stamps?
3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?

Brrr, it’s cold in here! For a second there I thought we were skipping the wet part of winter and fast-forwarding to spring, but I guess not.

It rained all through last weekend. Not that I mind the rain because we need it, but Tabs is pretty fussy about the whole thing. He’s quite the diva when it comes to wet paws and fur. He hates walking on wet ground, and he takes out his frustrations on me by pretty much doing the exactly opposite of anything I want him to do.

You know… Cats.

In other news, think warm thoughts while I go make us another cup of coffee. You fill out the Monday Poll, and I’ll be right back. Do you take cream or sugar in yours?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Phyrra says:

    1. I’m really basic with breakfast. I like my egg whites and cinnamon raisin toast. While I love chocolate, I don’t typically reach for it for breakfast. The occasional chocolate chip waffle is good though.

    2. No on collecting stamps.

    3. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate is ultra soothing with my rosacea.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always put off exercise until late at night. I should take a break earlier in the day to do it.

    5. I have not been watching the Olympics.

    6. Yes, but I work from home so I’m not sure it counts.

    7. I’m not a fan of okra either. Or brussel sprouts.

    8. Wear what makes you happy.

    9. An orchid.

    10. I think my only crazy socks are the ones with stars. I do have a few pair of socks with a single cat on each foot.
    Phyrra recently posted … Sugarpill Chartreuse and Blue Tutorial

  2. 1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Why not ;)
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? No, never.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. not always, nut often eat way too late in the evenings.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? No.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Not glittery, but shimmery.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Hm, can’t think of any.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Have fun with it, and always try new things, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? dark rose?
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Not sure I have any)
    Marina(Makeup4all) recently posted … Beauty Inspiration: Daria Werbowy for Balenciaga SS14

  3. Lauren Sutherland says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Since i’m not a big chocolate person, i’m kind of meh on it.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    Nope. I did collect all the state quarters when they were first out.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    Ah man, I love washing my face with my philosophy Purity Cleanser. Everything just feels so nice after it. Then a bit of Ole Henriksen Vitamin C serum, and some Burts bees beeswax cream at night.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Bite my nails. So hard to break that habit.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Yep! I’ve been digging the slop style event.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    I usually keep it subtle when I’m working at the zoo. The tigers might think I’m a little cray-cray!

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Any vegetable that is steamed or mushy. I literally refuse so eat them.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Do whatcha want, whatcha want with my body!
    Go to crazy town if it suits the occasion.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    Honeysuckle!

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    The knee high ones with bunnies and carrots. My college rookie got them for me in an easter basket.

  4. Alice Ann says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Not generally my first choice, I generally like a savory breakfast, but why not?
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Very mildly, as a child. I had relatives abroad, so I liked the fancy stamps on their letters.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, hands down the best for my rosacea.
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Not always, but I sometimes look at the FB pages of people I knew and am no longer in touch with, and it makes me sad.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? No, but I’ve been reading accounts of the debacles. I’m Eastern European, so I’m not surprised by any of it, it’s actually entertaining to read about Westerners trying to make sense of Russia.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? No, just because I don’t wear eye makeup very often, it gets lost behind my glasses.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? It’s a toss up between raw onion and raw celery. Yuck to both.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Wear what makes you feel good.
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? Anemone or dahlia.
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? I don’t have anything wild, lots of stripes and polka dots.

  5. Larie says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    No thanks! Every once in a while I’ll feel like indulging in hot chocolate, but otherwise, nope. (To be fair – I don’t actually like chocolate, haha!)

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    No. Wasn’t much of a collector, I think.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    I ALSO love FAB’s Ultra Repair Cream!!!

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Yes. My husband’s had it on every evening so far – some of the events are so intense! I actually think they’re all intense, but I like watching.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    Sometimes?

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Parsnips. Ew. Decide to be a carrot or a potato – can’t be both!

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Comes right off at the end of the day – do what you want to do!

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    Hmmm…gardenias do smell nice, I agree!

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    I’m not much of a crazy sock person…haha. I like solid colors.
    Larie recently posted … Winter Whimsy

  6. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? A chocolate croissant is my favorite breakfast treat! I also like a mocha in the morning.
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Nope, I only collected unicorns. Lol!
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Any Boscia product!
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Cut my cuticles! Shame on me! I also pop the occasional zit I get. I tell myself not to, but I don’t listen to myself.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? I watched the American team walk in, hated their outfits, Ralph Lauren needs to be fired!!! That’s all I’ve watched.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? I don’t work outside the home. I like a little glitter when I go out.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Broccoli. I want to love it, but yuck!
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Use it to enhance, not disguise, your natural beauty!
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? Something with a lot of petals, a zinnia or dahlia.
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? I have a pair of giraffe knee high socks that are ridiculous but I love them. Also, Superman socks that have capes. Again, ridiculous.

  7. lolamd says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Yes please!
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? No not really.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? I swear by 100% shea butter by L’Occitane
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Bite my nails.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Off and on. I am more a summer olympics fan.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? No not really
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? None really.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? For me mimimal is best
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? I love Tulips
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Uh all I have are running socks.

  8. lolamd says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Yes please!
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? No not really.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? I swear by 100% shea butter by L’Occitane
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Bite my nails.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Off and on. I am more a summer olympics fan.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? No not really
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? None really.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? For me mimimal is best
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? I love Tulips
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Uh all I have are running socks.

  9. 1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Totally for it. Yum.. chocolate chip waffles or Nutella.. definitely into that.
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Nope, never did.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Tea tree face mask by The Body Shop.
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Touch my face.. I need to stop!!
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Not really but I feel like I should be!
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Occasionally a blush or eye shadow but nothing too dramatic.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Celery.. it gets stuck between your teeth and that totally freaks me out.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Accent your best features.
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? I’d like something pink or yellow.. maybe a carnation.
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Oh boy.. I have little ankle socks with M&Ms all over them. And I wear them often.

    Thanks for this Karen, enjoy your Monday and stay warm!
    thebeautybadger recently posted … The Best Way To Wear Pantone’s Colour of The Year, as Seen on Camilla Belle

  10. Trisha says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? I’m okay with it, though I would probably never seek it out. Unless Nutella counts. Nutella on waffles… mmmm….

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Yeah! I totally forgot about that, but I collected stamps when I was a kid. I actually inherited the collection from…someone. I wonder what happened to it.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? I totally agree with you about the FAB Ultra Repair. That stuff is awesome.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. correct people when they say something inaccurate. Or they pronounce a word wrong. I’m only trying to help!

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? I’ve watched the opening ceremonies and that’s about it.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Yes, since writing is my work and I do that from home. :)

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Bell peppers. I hate them so much. And they’re about the only vegetable I won’t eat. I like everything else.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? If you love makeup, wear it! If you don’t like it, that’s perfectly acceptable. You do you.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? Probably a rose, but of a different color than red.

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? All of them are kind of crazy. I used to have those socks with separate toes. They’re great.
    Trisha recently posted … NOTD: Celestial Nail Art for a Starry Night

  11. MM Curator says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? – I’m all for chocolate in anything.
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? No but I collected tons of other things – coins, rocks, shells, miniatures…it’s no surprise I’m still collecting (makeup) now.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? – Loving Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Cream. My skin is so irritated from Tazorac and this stuff really helps soothe it. Plus it helps with the tiny bit of dryness my skin is currently experiencing (I’m still pretty oily overall) without being greasy or heavy.
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Skip breakfast.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Nope. I want to but I keep forgetting they’re on!
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Sparkly or shimmery yes, full-on glitter, no.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Leeks. It’s not even that I don’t like them, I just don’t “get” them. Like I can’t figure out how to prepare/use them and it gets on my nerves.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Basically the same as my fashion philosophy – wear the makeup, don’t let it wear you!
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? A big ol’ happy sunflower for me, please.
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? I have these very silly gingerbread men printed socks that my mom got me one year for Christmas. They crack me up every December.
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    • Amy says:

      MM Curator: Leeks are delicious when cut, sauteed, and used as a bed for meat (steak especially) or fish or tofu, if you prefer. Cut the root off the end. This will allow you to pull the layers apart a bit and rinse any dirt off under cold water. Then simply cut cross-wise into rings, like cutting carrot circles. Make them no more than 1/4″ thick. Sautee in olive oil until slightly translucent. They’re sweet and add a nice contrast to very savory foods. Mix with spinach, chard, or mushrooms, for example. Good on or with potatoes, too.

  12. 1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? The more the better! lol :-)

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Now that you mention it, I think I did! A loooong long time ago.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Anything with aloe vera.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Overeat on chocolate.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Nope. Couldn’t care less about the Olympics.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Sure!

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Not a big fan of kale.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? It helps me show my true self, as contradictory as that may sound.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? Something exotic :-)

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Most of them are black and boring. I do have two pairs of real goat wool socks though.
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  13. Fran says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Yum :-) I agree on not too sweet, though. My favorite breakfast right now is 1/2 red grapefruit (plain) and an ounce and a half of Cambozola Black Label cheese on 3 Wasa crispbreads. Or 4 ounces of pineapple or orange slices with 3-1/2 ounces of Natural by Nature part-skim ricotta with a bit of Mrs. Dash on top. Either of those will keep me going strong until lunch.
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? No — I like looking at cool/pretty stamps, but never collected them.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? I’m a long-time fan of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Skin Cream, too. So is my son, whose skin is super-dry (mine is sensitive and rosacea-afflicted). I also love CeraVe Renewing SA Cream for my super-rough feet.
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. buy more makeup ;-)
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? No, but my son keeps me posted.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Yes, frequently. I’m an independent contractor doing elder care for families who need help with their elders’ dementia or depression, so I can wear what I like, and I figure what cheers me up might cheer up my clients, too.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? I’m with you on the slimy-ness of okra.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Whatever makes you happy :-) I love getting to be a little bit creative for a few minutes every morning just getting ready to go out and face the world.
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? A (fragrant) rose.
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? That would be the heavy knee-highs I knit from variegated yarn that produced bright green, blue and purple splotches.

  14. Erin says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?

    I think the occasional chocolate croissant is an unalienable right

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?

    Nope

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?

    Rosehip oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, coconut oil, Aloe, and Weleda Skin Food

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.

    Eat things I’m allergic to!

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?

    No. I am boycotting this year due to animal cruelty.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?

    I wore a line of black glitter liner cat eye style, everyone looked at me like a I was crazy

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?

    None really… Eggplant and Chard are the hardest to do right in my estimation though.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?

    Don’t have one. I like looks that run the gamut from super natural to clown :)

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?

    A Peony or Orchid please

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?

    It’s a joke in my family to give cat patterned socks. I got a pair that actually are cats though, like the whole body of a stuffed cat but flat and sock like.
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    • Amy says:

      Erin – For some reason I’m compelled to make veggie comments today! Chard is SO EASY. Cut the leaves in two, removing the thick vein (or just slice off the really thick part at the end if you’re short on time). Rinse in cold water. Chop into 1-inch strips. Toss it in any kind of soup 5 minutes before you want to eat. It’ll wilt right into the soup and add tons of flavor. Or put a cup of stock and lemon juice in a pan, cover and steam the chard on high heat. That’ll wilt it in no time flat and you can serve it as a side with any meal. Toss in plumped raisins and a handful of nuts if you like!

  15. Laura says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? I kinda like it once in a while.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Nope.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? L’occitane fabulous serum with shea. I’ve used it for years, it makes a tremendous difference!

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always buy junk food.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? A little yes, I wish I had more time to spend on it.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? No but I’d like to. I’m afraid people will notice.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Red beet.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? I always say makeup is a wonderful way to express myself in an artistic way, but it’s also great to convey my mood. It should always be a game and never a chore.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? No idea!

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Black ones! Badass! I know! lol

  16. Kylie says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Eh. I’m not a big breakfast eater in general. If I do go out, it’ll always be an omelet with potatoes over anything sweet, including chocolate.
    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    Never. I was a big sticker lover as a kid, though.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    Same!! First Aid Ultra Repair Cream! I use it as my night cream always and day moisturizer in the winter.
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Eat way too much pasta! I cannot portion control there!
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Yup! I watched the team figure skating events and I can’t wait for hockey! Davis and White all the way!
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    Yes, all the time. Love my Naked3 glitteries!
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Cooked peppers. Peas. I love raw bell peppers and sugar snap peas, but cooked– ick!
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Wear as much as you want, when you want. I don’t feel like myself until I have a full face on.
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    A pink peony
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    I have a pair of leopard fuzzies, and gray socks with big sheep on them.

  17. Shannon says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    They should DEFINITELY exist. I don’t want them often, but when I do – heaven!
    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    Nope. Thought about it once or twice, but never acted on it!
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    I really adore the St. Ives Intensive Healing body lotion. Nice and moisturizing, never greasy, absorbs quickly but keeps hands so soft… I just love it! And there’s something about the scent I love, too. Just nice and “clean” smelling.
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    buy pizza for lunch more than 2 or 3 times in a week. Leave my makeup on when I go to bed. neglect to exercise. Sigh. the list goes on…
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    I’ve been catching it in bars here and there! I saw some sweet figure skating and female snowboarding. I’m not so enthralled that I’ll seek it out at home, though.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    sometimes. Usually not like.. lashes-to-brow glitter, but I’ll wear something sparkly as a wash over the lid, occasionally.
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    eggplant. blech. The texture is just… yuck. Cooking doesn’t improve it. I don’t understand how people like it, like, at all.
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Have fun!
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    Mmm… How about sweet williams (aka dianthus barbatus)?
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    Probably a pair that has a map of Ireland on them, with the inscription “My feet will always be in Ireland.” Classy socks, those ones.

  18. Camille says:

    Yay to the rain in California! It rained one day here, and it hela reminded me of home. *sigh* hope ya’ll are staying occupied, no matter the weather :)

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Yum. Just not too much. It might hurt my stomach.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    No. I collected stickers as a kid. I wish I collected stuff that I could cherish today.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    For my face: Any sensitive skin moisturizer. I bought a CVS brand for night, that has hyaluronic acid, to hydrate my skin. I haven’t noticed a big change, but I have noticed not as many dry spots. Who knows?

    For body: Hydrocerin, that my doctor gave me. Eczema got really bad this winter, so that has helped.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Pick my face. :( I can’t resist. Damn you, adult breakouts!

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    No. :( We should probably buy a better antenna. Our NBC and FOX channels went out the day the 49ers played in the playoffs. The channels have not come back since.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    No. If the atmosphere was chill enough for glittery eye make up, I’d probably be conservative. White collar world isn’t very……adventurous.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    I despise okra also!!! But I did try pickled okra when my dad and I stopped in Kansas. It was surprisingly good; not as mushy.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Simplicity. But that could be due to the fact that I don’t know how to do eye make up right meow. Still learning.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    ORchid, please! :)

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    I have cat socks that The Man’s Lola gave me 2 Christmas’ ago. Other than those, I just have argyle and stripes. I want to find more festive socks.

    Happy Monday, everyone! Make it a good one. :)

  19. sylirael says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Fine, so long as it’s dark chocolate, and it’s a ‘special’ food like pancakes or pastries ;-) In general, though, I’m more of a yoghurt and fruit kind of girl.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    I did, briefly. My dad still does occasionally if an interesting one comes from overseas!

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    The Hydra-Intense gel from Lancome. Such relief for my dry skin! Honourable mention goes to the indispensable (but not wonderful-smelling) Eight Hour Cream from Elizabeth Arden.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Procrastinate about my thesis.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    I haven’t had the chance, but when I do, I’ll be catching up on all the things! I love the winter Olympics!

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    I have done in the past, but more in the sense of glittery or shimmery eyeliner than full on glittery eyeshadow.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Okra. Can’t stand how slimy it goes when it’s cooked.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Do it for you. Try all the things. Have fun!

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    A deep red rose.

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    At the moment, probably some purple stripy ones. My sock drawer is pretty tame (sadly).
    sylirael recently posted … Back to Basics Redux! A Classic, Blood Red for Every Rogue: Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Rich Red

  20. Kaelyn says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    - I like it in moderation, accept for chocolate milk! I am always down for that like (I’m such a two year old sometimes lol).

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    - Nope… I was never much of a collector when I was a kid. I would try and then get bored and not collect whatever it was anymore. I’ve gotten better as an adult aka growing makeup collection!

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    - Honestly… I haven’t found any total body soothing product yet that I am like OMG this is it!!! I need to though because my skin gets so dry and nasty come winter.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    - am a messy person. It’s a subconscious habit I don’t even realize I am doing anymore…

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    - Yes! Me and the hubby were flicking around to it this weekend in between movies we were watching. We’ve caught a couple events that were enjoyable to watch (especially the ski shooting, whatever it is called lol).

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    - Sure! Not very often and nothing crazy, but when the occasion calls lol.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    - Brussels sprouts or Cauliflower… YUCK!

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    - Do whatever makes you feel comfortable but be open to learn more.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    - Gerber daisy or sunflower

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    - I have a pair of tube socks that have a little monster dude on them and they’re white with bright purple, pink and lime green accent colors.

  21. Trude says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Hell yes! I’m hooked on Nature Valley’s Protein Nutty bars that have a thin layer of chocolate on the bottom. Super filling.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Nope!

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Aveda’s Beautifying composition. I started mixing a few drops into my face cream and body lotion every day for added moisture, and the skin on my face is noticeably less red whenever I use it. Nice side benefit!

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Cave and buy the dark chocolate salted caramel triangles at Trader Joe’s. Soooo good!

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Not really. Proud of my native country Norway for leading the medal count though! :)

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? A bit of shimmer sometimes, but no glitter at the office.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Beets. So gross.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Do what makes you happy.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? Jasmine.

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? I have some awesomely bad holiday ones that I love.
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  22. Leah says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? No.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? we have some in our home safe but from hubby not me!

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Coconut oil. :)

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. waste time on Facebook.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? YES. We are x-country ski people and winter sport people. huge fans! I know there’s controversy but I’m half Russian so… :)

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? Yes. Silver or bronze.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? eggplant

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? don’t sleep in it.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? well not a white rose that’s too Hunger Games. :) I’d like to wear a regular rose.

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? Mine are mostly smartwool due to living in New England. So many of them are crazy prints but hidden by boots!

  23. Majick says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? there are other foods besides java? (seriously, i’m not a big fan unless it’s not too sweet)

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? nope but my Mom thought I should have a collection of ladylike hankies from around the globe. LOL

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? I really like the FIrst AId Ultra Repair cream myself. Eliz Arden 8 hour cream is great but it stinks LOL.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. CURSE LIKE A SAILOR

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? if not then I have to watch fishing shows so…yes. LMAO

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? yep

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? dirt balls (I mean brussel sprouts) oh and honorable mention to eggplant and okra.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? it’s transforming not only to your looks but your self esteem as well. I LOVE all the pretty colors.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? A big fat Peony (My Dad used to grow them and I remember these HUGE bouquets of them in the house that just smelled fantastic!

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer Well, that depends on who you ask. My husband would say the multi-colored stripes because he yells, “wicked witch socks!” every time I wear them but, my particular favorites are a pair of black ones with a shimmery blue cat and they say, “I do bad things…” YEP my FAVS! ;-)

  24. Hi there! I don’t typically comment on blogs, but I recently subscribed to yours and just love it! You’re always so genuine, and I love how many quality posts you’ve put up. I’ve really been looking forward to them! Anyway, enough gushing – here are my answers:

    1. I love a good pain au chocolat, Nutella-spread-on-anything, or mocha
    2. Only international ones
    3. The Caudalie Eau de Beaute Skin Elixir is gorgeous
    4. … change my nail color compulsively!
    5. Just the Opening Ceremony (which was very long)
    6. Maybe subtly
    7. Raw celery – can’t stand the smell
    8. Experiment!
    9. Oh, I’m allergic to a lot of flowers due to the pollen
    10. I have a lot of tall socks and a pair of tights with the Paris city skyline on them :)

    PS: Do you actually read all of these??

    • Karen says:

      Hi Angela Bonanza (great handle, btw),

      I try to read all of them, and I usually do.

      OOH! You said the magic word for me: “Nutella.” That stuff is dangerous. I’ve been known to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. I used to keep an “emergency” jar in my purse, but I’ve sort of curtailed my consumption of it lately. Temporarily, of course.

      Thank you very much for visiting. Have a great week. :)

  25. Allison C says:

    . What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Loved Cocoa Puffs as a kid and love pain au chocolat now but seldom allow myself to have it
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? no but loved looking at my aunt’s stamp collection
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask, love the orange scent and snap, crackle, pop and love Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. like you, fiddle with my phone or iPad before bed
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? just a little
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? on occasion, shimmery shadow
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? I like most veggies and can’t think of any dislikes now. I’ve never had okra!
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Do what makes you happy
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? with I had a rose to wear or lilies of the valley
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? not too many: neon bright colors with stripes
    Allison C recently posted … Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer: Brigitte

  26. Grace says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Always!! A white chocolate mocha from Starbucks always makes my mornings better :)

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    Nope

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    MAC Fix+

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Stay in bed an extra 10 minutes every morning :p

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Yes! Slopestyle is my favorite :D

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    I work in politics, so no.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Arugula. So stringy and acidy-tasting!

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    “There are no rules in makeup, but if there were, I would break them anyway.”-Jaclyn Hill

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    Daffodil

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    Super fuzzy hot pink leopard print ones :D

  27. Claire says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? I like it from time to time, as long as it’s not too sweet!
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Nope
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Aloe vera gel. So soothing and simple :)
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Pick my pimples…
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Nope.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? I never wear glitter :)
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Turnips. The taste! And the knobbliness! Gross!
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Don’t forget to like yourself without it!
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? A jasmine!
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? I feel bad now, I don’t own crazy socks! xD But I do have tights with a band-aid-like cross on each knee. That has to be crazy, right?

  28. Leticia says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? I love to have milk with chocolate with breakfast once in a while and I do like to have a pastry with some chocolate in it, yum!

    2. Did you ever collect stamps? Not post stamps, but there were these albums of cartoons and tv shows when I was a kid and I loved to collect the stamps to fill them!

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? Aloe vera – it does wonders!

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always have too much for dinner…I get as hungry in the evenings as I do for lunch.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? Yes! I love the Olympic Winter Games because it´s the only time when I get to watch great sports such as figure skating, biathlon and speed skating (I live in Mexico)

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? No; I actually don´t wear it much on any occasion, I don´t believe it suits me well.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? Cooked celery – I like it raw, but not cooked and soft.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Have fun everytime and enjoy the large variety of stuff out there by not wearing the same look twice in a row!

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? A tulip!

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? A pair of purple, knee high socks with gray kitty faces on the top :)

  29. Kate & Zena says:

    Hello! I have bronchitis, so sorry if there are lots of typos!

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    I love Nutella on breakfast food!

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    I still put pretty ones with all of my other stamps, but it can take me a little longer to take off the envelope. I’m sure my collection isn’t worth much, but it’s all very pretty!

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    Aveeno Skin Relief lotion. Helps me when I have wicked rashes most.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Eat some wickedly processed junk food when I’m stressed out even though it results in tons of Lupus pain the next day.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Religiously. Well, as long as it isn’t curling, hockey or the biathlon. I got the Olympic junkie gene from my grams.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    Since I work at Zena Entertainment, Inc. glitter is accepted and promoted.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Tomatoes.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Have fun, experiment and be colorful. No color is ever off limits!

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    Irises or violets.

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    Hello Kitty or the ones with geisha printed on them?

  30. Petra says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? Dark chocolat always works (dark chocolat chips in oatmeal? oh yes, you shóuld try it!)
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? nope..
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? My Emma S face mist <3
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____. Pick at my face…
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? was forced to watch the womens skating, the final rounds.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? it happens
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? not any that I have found…
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Anything goes
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? Peony, always my beloved peony
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? haha I guess that would be the skull socks from the little boys section (I have small feet..)

  31. Andria says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    Why not??

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    I did when I was younger.

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    I am not sure about skin smoothing; however, I do get some redness and help that out using bareMinerals Redness Remedy

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Pop my pimples. Sorry, but I had to say it.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Nope!

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    Glittery? No. I may wear a shimmer, but not glittery.

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Kale

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Don’t overdo it.
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    orchid
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    My pug socks.

  32. Donna N says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    –Funny you should ask this—saw (and almost bought) a new cereal at the grocery store yesterday-
    Kellogg’s Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Chocolatey Almond Cereal…passed on it, since the chocolate cereals seem too sweet for me…..

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    –Never…same with coins

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    –My fav winter moisturizer, Ole Henriksen’s Skin Insulator was discontinued (which makes me VERY sad!!)–I’m open to recommendations on something similar (HINT-HINT!)

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    –chew my cuticles….probably why my nails always look haggard.

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    –Bits and pieces, here and there. Watched the team Figure Skating competition over the weekend and yesterday watched the Singles LUGE.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    –I would consider it, depending on my work environment, but as I get older, I find that glittery eye makeup makes my eyes itch something CRAZY!!!

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    –I don’t enjoy creamed corn or cooked peas or lima beans (strangely, I will eat cold peas or edamame but if they’re hot or mushy, NO WAY). I used to hate beets also, but now I don’t mind them as much, especially in salad.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    –easily it can be overdone or overused. Less is more!!

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    –a green green Cymbidium Orchid—it’s my favorite flower!

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    –I have a pair of socks I bought at EPCOT in WDW in the Japan pavillion there—they’re creamsicle orange with green frogs on them! I don’t know WHAT possessed me to buy them but they’re super-CUTE!

  33. Rachel P. says:

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods? – Love it. No issues here. Put it in my coffee, cereal, pancakes, anything like that- I’ll take it! Not a requirement but very welcome.
    2. Did you ever collect stamps? – No, I don’t think so! My parents do, though.
    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products? – Honestly, just spritzing a bit of the Evian water sprays right on my face midway or later in the day! Very refreshing!
    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always __stay up late when I’m supposed to get up early the next morning__. If I sense an evening of fun ahead, I will HAVE my fun… even when I only get 3 hours of sleep before work the next day.
    5. Have you been watching the Olympics? – Not very devotedly, but we let it play on the TV at work (a short respite from the perpetual weather channel) so I catch bits and pieces of it.
    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work? – To my night job, I do! Lots more leeway with waitressing than with my conservative day jobs :)
    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe? – Can I say shallots? I guess that’s a vegetable…?
    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup? Express yourself, with or without it! I love it and it’s a core part of my self-expression- I feel no less beautiful without it, but I would be sad if it ever vanished from the world. Just as some people express themselves through clothing, politics, cooking, dancing, their cars, their homes, their professions, even fixing broken things… I love to express myself through makeup, and other things as well!
    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear? – Peony :)
    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer? – They are crew socks with flying pigs on them. And quite worn, with a hole or two in the heel. Gotta get rid of them… but how can you toss flying pigs?? Not easily done! :)

  34. Insiya says:

    Hey there – I prefer my morning coffee just black, no cream and sugar. However, through the day I would like to go for some cream and sugar.. generally, just go to Starbucks and order machiato/mocha/hot chocolate :)

    1. What’s your stance on chocolate in breakfast foods?
    I like chocolate, but not too sweet in the mornings. Maybe I will push the ‘too-sweet’ stuff for later in the day when I get my cravings.

    2. Did you ever collect stamps?
    Never! And don’t think I will.. I think it is sortof ‘aaakh’

    3. One of your favorite skin-soothing products?
    I like my No7 creams – day and night ones.

    4. I know I shouldn’t, but I always _____.
    Keep wasting a lot of water.. :/ ODD!

    5. Have you been watching the Olympics?
    Not really.. not a sport fanatic.

    6. Do you ever wear glittery eye makeup to work?
    Yeah, and I don’t think I should do that often because it is a corporate environment. But I like shimmer :)

    7. A vegetable that makes you cringe?
    Bittergourd.

    8. What’s your philosophy on makeup?
    Less is more – ONLY depending on occasions.

    9. We’re all wearing flowers pinned to our shirts today! Which one would you like to wear?
    Nothing! I am not the flower-on-outfits sortof a person…

    10. What are the craziest socks in your sock drawer?
    I have some with weekdays on them. Does that count as crazy? I don’t collect socks if I know they are crazy and I am not going to wear them..

  35. Sheri Hansene says:

    I just wanted to let you know that my cat has been mesmerized by watching the olympic curling! He loves to watch it almost as much as he likes to watch Dog TV. I assume it’s because they are gliding these disks across the ice and it just seems like a cat game. It really makes the thing watchable to see him so engaged.

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