Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 335

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for August 25, 2014

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. Fishtail or French braid?
    If someone else is doing it for me…then fishtail (because I don’t have the patience to do it myself). 🙂 But if I have to do the braiding myself, I’ll choose the French braid, and I’ll do it right before bed. That way, when I get up the next morning, I have nice waves!
  2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    Nope, I went to public school and never had a dress code. I dressed however I wanted to during the week, which was usually like a crazy person, haha!

    Ah, to be young and fashionably fearless again… Good times.

    Wait — now that I think about it, I did have to wear a uniform for band events, and those were never fun at all (the uniforms, not the events). The outfits were usually heavy, hot and itchy, and everything was worse when there were hats involved, because this was back in the hair bear bangs era.

    Heaven forbid your band geek bucket hat messed up the vertical pouf sticking out of your forehead.

  3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    I think it was around early July…

    I haven’t been to nearly enough of them this summer. 🙁

  4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    Um…barefoot?

    But seriously, I would rather go barefoot if these are my two choices.

    If I were forced to pick one, I guess I’d go with Tevas. I suppose.

  5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    I’m outgoing and easy to get along with (at least that’s what I like to believe, haha!). Really, though, I usually get along with most people in different situations.

    As far as bad-@ssery, that’s not as impressive as being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it has come in handy many times.

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1. Fishtail or French braid?
2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. I hope you have a bad-@ss week.

P.P.S. So, I know that the @ symbol in the term “bad-@ss” is pretty unnecessary…but I can’t help myself. I like it. 🙂

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  1. Let says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid? French braid. I cannot figure out how to do a fishtail braid, even with diagrams.
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? Yes, all my 12 years of formal education. The shirts/blouses had nice, breezy material. The skirt fabric though, was too heavy and warm (save for one uniform in middle school and another in high school, which I twice a week).
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? Yesterday 🙂 I’ve been going to farmers market every week.
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? Birkenstocks. I wore them (on lazy days) before they’re “in-style”. Oh, and I don’t wear the ugly (sorry!) slip-on ones.
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because _I don’t mind _going out alone and/or solo-dining._

    • Let says:

      *Last part of question 2 should be “which I wore twice a week”. Missed a word there. :p

    • Karen says:

      Hi Let,

      A uniform! What was it like? Were you allowed to bling it out with accessories?

      And I’m a big fan of solo dancing. I mean, if no one else is willing to dance with me, I’m doing it solo.

  2. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid? I’m not good at either, but I’m better at French braiding.
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? Nope, never.
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? Early Summer? I go to a local fruit stand quite often though!
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? Birks, but I’m a flip flop girl. I don’t know what a Teva is.
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK). I honestly don’t give a hoot what other people think of me. I really don’t. That frees up a lot of room that was taken over by insecurities.

  3. 1. Fishtail or French braid? Fishtail! But I wear a French braid more often because it’s easier and quicker to do.

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? No, phew.

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? Oh my, that was years ago! I can’t even remember.

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? I don’t know what Tevas are, but I hate Birckenstocks so I’ll take my chances and vote for Tevas!

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because I climb mountains!
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  4. Leah G. says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid? I have really curly hair so French braid but it works best if someone does it for me.

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? No, thank goodness. But I can identify with the band uniform comments!! I was always glad for the band uniforms though because other nearby schools did not have uniforms (we did a lot of really creative fundraisers to get to go to band competitions). 🙂

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? I missed last week’s farmer’s market but I totally made up for it. Went to a local farm for veggies and fruit on Saturday and on Sunday I worked the farm stand at the farm I volunteer at (and came home with some more fruit and veggies that were picked that morning).
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? I have Teva’s that are a wedge style and they are much more fashionable than the traditional Teva! I do prefer Keens in this category of footwear.

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because I love to ride my snowmobile and ATV! ROAR.

  5. Cathy says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?
    My hair is chin length. I’d have trouble doing either!

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    Yes. I went to a private school. Hated it. It was grey and maroon. Grey and maroon, for heaven’s sake. And skirts couldn’t be more than a few inches off the floor when kneeling. When we got to the sixth form, we didn’t have to wear it. Whilst I hated it at the time, looking back, I having to wear uniform is a good thing.

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    Since I can’t remember, too long ago. No excuse really, we have one every month in our village.

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    I’ve never seen Tevas before the photo above. They’re both bleuch! You won’t ever see me in either.

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because I never do what I’m told and say what I think (but nicely!).

  6. Shannon says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?
    Hmmm… French braid for practicality, fishtail for the fanciness! If I had to pick just one for ever and ever, I’d probably go with the french braid – just because it’s classic.
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    nope! I was homeschooled, yo. 🙂 Pajamas were basically my uniform.
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    Oh, man… It’s been a while! Maybe even close to a year?? Gah!!
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    Birks, please! (it’s the Pacific Northwester in me. Can’t help but love ’em.)
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    I can transcribe music pretty darn well. I mean, I’m not a full-blown ninja, but I’m at least apprentice-level-ninja. I have a really good ear (when I’m paying attention).

  7. Rachel P. says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid? – I don’t know how to do a fishtail on myself, so I guess French braid!
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? – Only for band, like you! I was in concert band, jazz band, and marching band- so, 3+ different uniforms, depending on which ensemble and the event! But the rest of the school year, I was very fortunate to get as creative as I wanted with my outfits 🙂
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? – Saturday morning! I didn’t buy anything, just walked around- there’s a little farmers market right downtown near my work, so that’s always buzzing twice a week.
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? – Birkenstocks, depending on the style! I like Tevas too, but again, depends on which kind.
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because – I’m compassionate! I’m not perfect and some days I can be a little selfish, but I do my best each day to listen to other people’s stories and give myself infinite perspective. I think it helps to restore humanity.

  8. Erin says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?

    I love the look of either but I can’t do either of them on myself.

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?

    Nope.

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?

    Back in March!

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?

    Neither! Keens all the way baby!

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).

    Because I’ve been to hell and back. I made it out alive and that was a feat!
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  9. Katherine M says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?
    ~I love both, but I French braid more because it is now the easiest and fastest braid for me, and keeps back all of my layers. I am sure the fishtail would be easy with practice. I think both look ethereal and romantic, and can also look very put-together.

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    ~Nope! Never did.

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    ~Not in a while, I should, though. We have them all over Frederick.

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    ~I’d go with barefoot, too…

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    ~I will go to any length to help ANYONE; I ride my own motorcycle; I’m certified in shock trauma; and I love hardcore workouts.

    Enjoy L.A., Karen! I think you’ll have a blast!

  10. Rachel R. says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?

    My hair is too short to braid right now, but I LOVE the look of the fishtail.

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? No

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    Last August. I’m so ashamed I haven’t been to one yet this year.

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? Ugh, horrible choices. I guess Birkenstock, because they’re comfy and fit right in here in Oregon.

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).

    I’m a bad-@ss because…I’ve raised two boys with special needs. I’ve fought schools, doctors, hospitals, state & federal agencies, and insurance companies. I’ve gotten my boys raised to adulthood, getting them what they need help-wise, and they turned out darn good.

  11. Geogia L says:

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? – yes, Catholic grammar school
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? Last Thursday @ Burlingame
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? Tevas
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because I drive a stick shift – always have; always will. Love my little Fiat 500 Sport!

  12. Shayna says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?
    Neither..my hair is very short 🙂

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    Nope!!!!!

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    When we lived in California we went to the Farmer’s Market all of the time. Now that we live in the desert we never go. I’m not even sure there is one here but, if there is it’s too early on a Sunday morning for me to get my lazy butt out of bed…LOL

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    I prefer to be barefoot. I don’t like the way the Birkenstocks look and I’ve never seen a Teva. I’ll have to google them and find out if they’re comfortable as well as cute 😉

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    Me??? A Bad-A$$???? Well, if you must know it’s because I’m stubborn and once I’ve made up my mind that’s it. It’s my life and as long as I don’t hurt anyone else I can live it the way I want to and not the way society or my family thinks I should live it. I want quality of life and not quantity of life.

  13. RIMM says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid? i don’t know how to do fishtail so french braid for me… though i love the look of fishtail more.
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? i am convent educated ( this is what we call here) so i had worn uniform for good 14 years .. grey skirt with white short and a tie.. and we can’t just can’t acessorize it ..pheww
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? more than a year..
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? umm…birkenstocks.. i find both of them ugly …still on gun point i can wear birken.. just coz i find the name better 🙂
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because .. i think i can totally survive in game of thrones era if given a chance 😀

  14. Isabella says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?
    – Fishtail. I have tried so many times to do a french braid around my hairline but it’s just so hard to get it right!

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    – No, but I bet it would have been good for my grades 😉

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    – Last month.

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    -Birkenstocks since they are in style.. The worst thing I kwon is Tevas with socks!! Oh the horror!

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    -I’m a bad-@ss because I’m a female welding engineer! 😀

  15. Icequeen81 says:

    . Fishtail or French braid?
    None my hair is short at the time for it
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    yes I prefer that honestly , less chance others kids bully others for clothing
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    5 years or more
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    wat are they?
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK). make things happen dont set and wait

  16. Trude says:

    1. Fishtail or French braid? I’m terrible at braiding, period. I think it’s more trouble differentiating between the feel of it and my reflection. I guess I should just try not looking in the mirror while I do it!

    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school? Nope, luckily!

    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market? Last month. Should really get there again this week!

    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas? If I have to, Tevas while river rafting or something. They definitely hold up.

    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK). Because I always research/do things myself, because I hate bothering people unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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