Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 325

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for June 2, 2014

Tabs…hard at work on the Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for June 2, 2014

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. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
    Yes, please!

    But seriously, warm most of the time, in particular warm-toned golden and reddish browns, yum!

    I mean, I won’t say no to a sparkly cool-toned taupe, though. Not ever.

  2. So we’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bicycle basket?
    Food and kittens. Of course. :)

    A baguette, a wedge of brie, sunscreen, water and a trio of well-behaved kittens wearing Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses (because this is my answer we’re talking about here, and crazy cat lady talk is totally acceptable).

  3. Mint or pink?
    Why do I keep coming up with these “or” questions? They’re just so cruel…

    Mint, I guess. I’m mad about mint at the moment. Mint shoes, clothes, accessories, nail polish…

  4. One thing that makes you happy?
    The green Zella sweatshirt up there at the top of this post.

    OK, so, one of the many Liz Lemon-esque things I do (shout-out to the 30 Rock fans!) is fall asleep with that sweatshirt next to me on the bed, because that way if I’m cold when I wake up the next morning — and I’m always cold in the mornings — the sweatshirt is already warm from my body heat, and I don’t have to venture beyond the covers to grab it.

    I just roll over, slip my arms into it, zip it up and bam! — instant warmth.

    Tabs likes it, too. It’s one of his favorite places to sleep (on top of the sweatshirt) during the day…so I guess it’s our sweatshirt now.

  5. Good things come to those who ______.
    Push through the uncomfortable bits.

Le List

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


1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
3. Mint or pink?
4. One thing that makes you happy?
5. Good things come to those who ______.

Hey, friend!



It’s back to the grind again today. You know what, though? I feel pretty good, despite the technical difficulties we experienced this morning (the blog had bad gas).

I think it’s because of how much I’m enjoying that 100 Happy Days challenge I started doing last week.

I mean, I realize that over the course of 100 days (here’s more info about it on their website), chances are good that I won’t be giddy with joyous happiness every single day, but even when I wake up feeling kind of blah — like I did yesterday, when I got up tired and anxious about the coming week — the minute it takes to snap a quick pic of something fun/uplifting with my phone and sharing it helps. And then when you do it over and over for days and see a record of those fun/uplifting moments, it helps even more.

Try it! Snap a pic, share it on Instagram or something, or perhaps write it down on a Post-it, and add that same hashtag to it, #100happydays. I think it’s just the act of doing something fun and frivolous like this over and over that works like a powerful mood booster.

Have a wonderful week, ‘k? And I’ll try to do the same.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Ruchita says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
    Warm toned. Although I do like purple shades every now and then.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
    Towel, sunscreen and a good book so I can stop off lay on the sand and enjoy some time in the water

    3. Mint or pink?
    Pink. In fact, I’m wearing pink shoes today. :-)

    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    Changing into my comfy clothes when I get home from work.

    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    Are patient.

    Happy Monday!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      I love your list. :) Tell me about your pink shoes. Are they flats or heels?

      • Ruchita says:

        They are a pair of pink flats I’ve had for a couple of years. I love ‘em because they’re very comfortable! I’ll have to post a pic, b/c I found Ella cuddling with them. Like me, she’s a shoe lover. :-)

        • Karen says:

          Ella’s got great style.

          Tabs also loves shoes…El Hub’s stinky sneakers, especially. :)

          Did you do any shopping over the weekend? I went to Old Navy and picked up some cute tanks for $6 a pop!

          • Ruchita says:

            Oh yeah, Ella’s all about the stinky shoes. :-) She acts like they’re covered in catnip! I only did grocery shopping this weekend, no fun shopping. I’ve been meaning to check out Old Navy and Target for some casual summer stuff. They usually have cute stuff at good prices.

          • Karen says:

            Does she every hang out in sock drawers? We purposefully leave ours open so Tabs can hang out in there if he wants. He never wants to stay in mine though. He’s all about stinky boy socks!

            So I’m with you on Old Navy and Target for fun summer clothes. I figure they’re just going to get all sweaty and dirty anyways so might as well not spend too much! I’m all about stuff on sale at Old Navy. :)

          • Ruchita says:

            Sometimes if I leave a drawer open, she’ll hop in, but I think she prefers dirty clothes! When I’m sorting laundry, I can usually find her laying in a pile of clothes. She also loves plastic and paper bags. If I leave either of those on the ground, she’s guaranteed to plop down and claim it for her own!

            Nina loves paper bags too. I bought a cat bed, but no one would use it. Then I put a paper bag in there and now Nina will sleep in it. Cats are so funny!

          • Karen says:

            How funny! I read somewhere that cats enjoy different textures, which is why they like to lay down on bags and papers and whatnot.

            I’ll have to try putting a paper bag in the next cubby I make for Tabs. That’s a genius idea! :D

          • Ruchita says:

            Ah, that’s interesting! Mingy’s favorite textures seem to be grass and dirt. He loves rolling around outside. Ella also loves to crawl inside paper bags. I would love to see some pics of Tabs in his bag fort. :-)

          • Karen says:

            Awww, Mingy is a nature boy through and through. I can see him rollin’ around in his leash in the dirt, and perhaps flashing some tum, aww!

            Next time I build a box/bag fort for him I’ll keep the camera nearby. You know he’s always ready to strike a pose.

  2. 1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Warm!

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? A water bottle, some snacks so I don’t go hungry, and sunscreen.

    3. Mint or pink? Pink. Not a big fan of mint.

    4. One thing that makes you happy? My boyfriend.

    5. Good things come to those who allow them to happen.
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  3. Kristie says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?

    Warm! I think they look much better on me.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
    Towel, sunscreen, a hat, a good book, my camera, and food!

    3. Mint or pink?
    I love pink on clothes but mint on beddings and things around the house. I have a mint, teal, navy, and white theme going on.

    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    Sunny day when the weather isn’t too hot and there’s a nice cool breeze.

    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    Believe that they can get through the hard times in life :)

  4. Jisu Kim says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
    warm toned
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
    water, book, towel, snack
    3. Mint or pink?
    pink
    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    getting something in the mail
    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    knows what they want

  5. Alison M says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Both? But since that’s not an option I guess I’ll choose warm :)
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? SPF, a raspberry lime smoothie, and my body board. On second thought, the body board is probably under my arm.
    3. Mint or pink? Mint. NARS Habanera mint.
    4. One thing that makes you happy? Sunshine! (and lipstick, and shoes, and puppies)
    5. Good things come to those who ______. Are willing to try things in a new way.
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  6. Leah G. says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? cool tone.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? spray sunscreen, water, a good book and a mat to lie on. Oh and snacks. I live 1/2 hour from the ocean and don’t go to the beach nearly enough.

    3. Mint or pink? I do mint in the spring (on toes) but in general pink. Although I do have mint pants I’ve been wearing lately. :) (they look great with a dark denim jacket).

    4. One thing that makes you happy? Hiking with my husband (or is that two things?)

    5. Good things come to those who ______. believe in karma!

  7. Shannon says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
    Warrrrmmmmmm, please! I look rather unfortunately like a clown when I venture into cool-toned-land.
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
    A towel, a water bottle, something to snack on (almonds and dried apricots are a fave), and a good book to ride once we get there. <3
    3. Mint or pink?
    Pink, I think. Mint is growing on me, but I think pink is a little more classic. And I'm all about the classics. :)
    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    Hugs. Hands down.
    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    keep on swimming.

  8. Erin says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?

    Cool to slightly warm. If it’s too warm I just look sick because my complexion is very subtly cool toned.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?

    Wine, cheese, bread, fruit, and it’s all wrapped up in a great blanket so we can stay a while.

    3. Mint or pink?

    In makeup, pink. In pants, probably mint :)

    4. One thing that makes you happy?

    There are many but my dog probably takes the cake.

    5. Good things come to those who ______.

    Abide. The Dude taught us well.
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  9. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Yes! I like everything, and wear everything!
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? Sunblock, bottled water, lip balm, and a bathing suit!
    3. Mint or pink? Pink, hot pink to be exact!
    4. One thing that makes you happy? My 6th grader is promoting to junior high today, that makes me unbelievably happy! Also, Frappuccinos from Starbucks!
    5. Good things come to those who ______. Work for it! You have to put in the time, but the rewards are amazing!

  10. Grace says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
    Usually I prefer warm, but I like cool taupes & grays on occasion :)

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? Magazines, a big-ass iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts, sunglasses, phone, and a super fluffy towel.

    3. Mint or pink?
    AHHHH my two favorite colors!! If I had to choose, probably pink.

    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    My rascally but adorable kitten :)

    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    Have patience.

  11. Kylie says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?
    Cool all the way– love my greens and purples. BUT I do love pinks & golds a la Naked 3.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
    Nothing. I cannot even entertain this as an activity I’d even pretend to do.

    3. Mint or pink?
    Pink all the way– any shade. Hot pink, magenta, light pink.

    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    Spending time with my amazing friends and boyfriend! Also, craft beers.

    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    Work hard

  12. Alice Ann says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Cool look better on me.
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? My dog, a chilled bottle of prosecco, a blanket, big hat.
    3. Mint or pink? Both, but I’m loving mint nail polish right now.
    4. One thing that makes you happy? Going for a walk.
    5. Good things come to those who ______. Don’t expect it.

  13. Trude says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Usually warm, but gotta mix it up sometimes!

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? Water, little speaker box for my iPhone, camera, extra sunscreen. :)

    3. Mint or pink? Yes! Although lately I’ve been reaching for pink a lot.

    4. One thing that makes you happy? Lately, it’s been outdoor excursions with the BF. The tide pools, hiking trails, etc.

    5. Good things come to those who ______. Keep a good attitude. It can make all the difference.

  14. Fancie says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?

    Warm! I live for warm gold and bronze shades

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?

    Food! Maybe a little wine too lol

    3. Mint or pink?

    Toughie! My favorite color is pink but I love mint too lol. I guess I’ll go with pink though!

    4. One thing that makes you happy?

    My dog. He always lifts my spirit and makes me laugh

    5. Good things come to those who

    Work for it!
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  15. Dominique says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Both actually !

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? Water, watermelon slice(s), thermal water spray

    3. Mint or pink? Pink :)

    4. One thing that makes you happy? My cat

    5. Good things come to those who __are lucky____.

  16. Maria says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? I like a variety: sometimes purples, browns, neutrals, or grays.
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? A nice picnic lunch with cheese, fresh bread and fruits.
    3. Mint or pink? Always pink!
    4. One thing that makes you happy? Music
    5. Good things come to those who ______. Share

  17. Kathy says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Cool.
    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? Sunscreen,camera
    3. Mint or pink? Mint, aqua, teal, turquoise anything in that color family, but I like pink too.
    4. One thing that makes you happy? 2 things. . .Dark Chocolate and thermal hoodies.
    5. Good things come to those who rescue animals – sometimes it’s hard to tell who rescues who..

    • Karen says:

      I love your answer to the last question, Kathy. Tabs has made my life so much better in so many ways. Yay for rescues!

      • Kathy says:

        My Chen wasn’t a rescue, but I wasn’t looking for him when he found me. He’s changed everything. He’s the gentlest, most loving creature I’ve ever been around – and he always brings a smile and makes me laugh. BTW, I love that pic that cycles through up at the top with Tab lying on your chest. Isn’t kitty love the best?

        • Karen says:

          Your Chen sounds like a wonderful companion. Animals really do make our lives so much better.

          Aww, and thank you re: the pic at the top. Tabs is quite the loverboy, believe it or not. He loves to crawl on my chest or in my lap and just hang out and purr. When he was a younger cat, he’d sit on my lap for hours as I wrote. I can’t believe he’s turning 8…the time goes by so fast!

  18. Wendy says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Neutral leaning towards warm. Too warm and cools are not my friends.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? Wine or alcoholic beverage in an insulated thermos, small stick of baby sunscreen, lip gloss because my lips dry out when cycling, cell phone, small speakers to blare out my music since I won’t use earbuds while cycling.

    3. Mint or pink? Oooo that’s a tough one. I’ve been leaning towards pink this summer.

    4. One thing that makes you happy? A glass of wine after work or before shopping. Zella has nice shirts too.

    5. Good things come to those who are humble.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Wendy,

      I need to try some of those Zella shirts. I have a couple that I got on sale but they don’t fit correctly (too big). Is there a particular style that you like?

  19. Bianca Gallegly Horkan says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eye shadows?
    I’m more of a cool-toned gal when I’m not wearing neutrals. I love my pinks & purples here …but not much elsewhere (see #3).

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?
    Sun Screen, trashy novel, bottle of water and a blanket.

    3. Mint or pink?
    I’m not big on mint — unless it’s in hot chocolate, ice cream or gum…and while I like to think I look good in pink, it’s not one of my favorite colors.

    4. One thing that makes you happy?
    Pictures of my youngest niece. My cats doing silly things. Hugs from the hubs.

    5. Good things come to those who ______.
    …those who put up with the biggest piles of shtako.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shtako

  20. Jen says:

    Warm eye shadows, water bottle in bike basket, pink all the way, discovering the 100 happy days challenge, and good things come to those that explore. Which I do on your blog and found the 100 Happy Days challenge. I’m going to do it!!!

  21. Sylirael says:

    THAT SWEATSHIRT IDEA IS GENIUS! Why didn’t I think of that? Not enough cat-power, probably. ;-)

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows? Cool toned for sure :-) Since I am approximately the colour of a cool-toned sheet of paper, really warm shades tend to look odd, especially if they’re ‘neutrals’ like browns or golds. They make nice accents though!

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket? A picnic blanket, fish and chips (I am a Kiwi, after all), and a bag for collecting sea glass and interesting (empty) shells.

    3. Mint or pink? Pink, probably. I like mint but it can bring out my inner lobster, even though I’m never sunburned! If we’re talking flavours, mint! ‘pink’ flavoured things (note: not natural red fruit flavours, but ‘pink’ flavour) tend to creep me out…

    4. One thing that makes you happy? The way the wizard (hudband) sits all folded up sometimes with his chin resting on his knees ^_^

    5. Good things come to those who ______. Remember to check for traps. There’s not loot for those that rush ahead blindly ;-)
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  22. Jules says:

    1. Cool- or warm-toned eyeshadows?

    Cool! I have dark green eyes, and I like using cool-toned purples to play them up.

    2. We’re going for a bike ride down to the beach. What’s in your bike basket?

    Probably a very large book, some sunscreen (I’m incredibly pale and burn very easily), and some tunes!

    3. Mint or pink?

    Probably mint. I don’t really like pink all that much, but I’ll wear it on occasion – whereas green’s one of my favourite colours!

    4. One thing that makes you happy?

    My cat Jack. He’s a domestic long hair, and he’s probably the best friend I have (even if he did finally lose his temper and growl at me last night to make me stop baby talking to him). He’s named after an uncle who passed away from cancer a couple of years back – the story goes that my aunt always told my uncle that after he passed, she would get a cat and name it after him (he disliked cats). Unfortunately, she moved into a place that didn’t allow pets, so I said I’d do it. Best decision ever.

    5. Good things come to those who ______.

    Are good people. :)

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