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.
- Your favorite pair of pajamas?
This really cozy, cute and boxy two-piece white flannel set with little pastel pink, blue, yellow and green drawings of little high heels all over it. They’re hella warm, too, and the bottoms also have big pockets, which I like.
- Do you still de-fuzz your legs in the winter?
Well…I do when I have running hot water, LOL! Our gas is still off because of that construction project, so I’ve been taking zombie apocalypse-style showers since last week, heating up big pots of water on the stove that I then dump into a bucket in the tub.
It’s really quite luxurious… Not! I sit in the back of the tub behind the bucket and use a big (Simpsons) cup to pour warm water from the bucket all over myself.
And there ya have it! — improv shower 101!
Yeah, I try to be in and out of there pretty quickly, so no shaving for me since last week, and the situation has gotten rather Sasquatch-y south of my neck.
On the positive side, I think the extra layer of fur insulation keeps me a tad warmer.
- When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?
Yesterday. I usually do it once a day in the evenings.
- Have you ever worn eyelash extensions?
Nope. I had a long discussion about them with a friend a couple weeks ago, and I although I’ve never tried them before, I’m not sure I’d like them.
I’m the kind of person who notices every little uncomfortable physical difference, like when there’s a single grain of sand in one of my shoes. I’ll freaking notice it! — and it’ll drive me crazy.
So I can just see myself going absolutely batty, even from the almost-imperceptible weight of a few lash extensions on my eyes.
- What are three of your eye makeup staples?
NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil.
- What’s your stance on long, pointy nails?
I think they look wicked cool on other gals, especially when the nails are all blinged-out and intricately painted, but not so much on me.
I don’t think I’m hip enough to pull it off, and I can see them as a disaster waiting to happen… I’d probably have ’em on for less than a day before I accidentally scratched my eyes out or something.
- What’s one weird thing your pet does?
When Tabs is in lovebug mode, he’ll hop up on my lap, climb up my torso, and drape his paws over my right shoulder.
Always, always the right shoulder. Never the left.
I’ve tried to interest him in the left shoulder a bunch of times, but he’s just not into it. It has to be the right; otherwise, no dice.
- Are you more of a palette or a singles girl?
Yes, please! Both.
It depends on my mood and what I’m doing. Sometimes I like singles, like when I’m going somewhere and need to be streamlined, and can only bring one or two shadows, or blushes, or whatnot.
Other times, I prefer palettes, like when I know I’ll want to do a number of different looks from casual to dressy.
- Do you take cream and/or sugar in your tea?
It depends on the tea, but usually, yes. If it’s Earl Grey, English Breakfast or Darjeeling (YUM!), I take both cream and sugar. For green tea, though, or brown rice tea or something flowery or herbal, I’ll have it plain.
- To do great things, you must _____.
Take the first step! — even if it’s just a baby step. Momentum is a powerful motivator.
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. Your favorite pair of pajamas?
2. Do you still de-fuzz your legs in the winter?
3. When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?
4. Have you ever worn eyelash extensions?
5. What are three of your eye makeup staples?
6. What’s your stance on long, pointy nails?
7. What’s one weird thing your pet does?
8. Are you more of a palette or a singles girl?
9. Do you take cream and/or sugar in your tea?
10. To do great things, you must _____.
Hello, sweetpea. It’s brisk in the old MBB offices this morning (which is code for “REALLY, REALLY COLD”) because, along with the lack of warm water, our furnace uses gas, so it’s been an interesting and educational few days, to say the least.
I’ve learned some interesting things, too, like just how cold couch cushions, bra straps and jeans can get in an unheated house overnight.
If you’re around today (Happy President’s Day, by the way), come say hi. Let me know how you’re doing in the Monday Poll.
Have a nice day today. Try to stay warm!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,