Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 336

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for September 1, 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. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    Ooh! Banana pancakes, two eggs over easy (please, not over medium), hash browns, a side of fruit (easy on the mellon) and coffee (with tons of cream and sugar).

    I swear, I wake up ravenous every morning, as if I’ve been hibernating all winter long. It’s dangerous when we go out to eat, like going grocery shopping when you’re starved, because I end up ordering more than I can actually consume, but whatevs. Bring it on!

  2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    A bright lipstick, ’cause at least you’ll look like you tried, and/or some black stretchy pants, ’cause then at least you’ll be comfortable.
  3. Have you ever been sailing?
    I have not, even though I live near San Francisco Bay, which is often covered by sailboats.

    The problem is, horror movies. I’ve watched one too many of them involving sailboats, freak storms and pirates…

  4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    They do. They’ve lived in the same house for over 30 years, which is neat when I go home to visit. It brings back a lot of memories.
  5. Tom Ford African Violet

  6. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    Tom Ford’s African Violet.

    It’s such a bright, happy shade, but it’s one of those that also has kind of a tough girl edge at the same.

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


1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
3. Have you ever been sailing?
4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?

Good morning, glory. 🙂 Happy Labor Day, which I hope you’re celebrating by not working (or not working very hard).

I love it when holidays fall on a Monday because, seriously, Mondays can use all the help they can get.

We haven’t figured out what we’re going to do yet — maybe drive up to Guerneville and the Russian River, or maybe go hiking on Mount Tam. Whatever we do, though, I want it to be at least partly outside. Gotta soak up as much sunshine as possible (while wearing sunscreen, of course).

What are you doing today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Lydia says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Oh geez this question made me hungry. I want biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs and a huge coffee.
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. Jeans and a black t shirt.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Yup!
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes 🙂
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? A bright red creme.

  2. Alix says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Pancakes or French toast!
    2. When in doubt, throw on lipstick.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Yes, on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yep!
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Dior Incognito

    Went trail riding this morning, something I’ve been meaning to do forever. Saw a mommy and baby deer! Lots of fun, even if the weather is hot and muggy today. Gonna spend the rest of the day just keeping cool, I think!

  3. Fancie says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?

    I could really go for a grilled chicken pita and fries right now so I’ll go with that lol

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______

    Cute top and jeans

    3. Have you ever been sailing?

    No. I’d like to go one day though!

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?

    Yes

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?

    Pink!
    Fancie recently posted … Milani Flamingo Pose Color Statement Lipstick Review

  4. Agata says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    Either an omeletee with tomato, spinach and feta cheese or 2 eggs over easy with toast or a bagel and sausage links.

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    Cute jewelry, accessories can go a long way.

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    No.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    Yes, my mom does.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    OPI Gwen Stefani Hey Baby, it’s a perfect pink, super glossy, might be my all time favorite polish.

    Happy Labor Day, Karen! I am actually NOT working so I am really happy. Just doing some stuff around the house, my husband is making chocolate crepes for breakfast. Later we might spray paint mason jar lids for our friends’ bridal shower…and go for a run. I failed yesterday because it was super hot and humid and I simply couldn’t take it anymore and I had to just walk.
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  5. Vanessa says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? : Well I’m from Texas so I’m getting chicken fried steak and eggs, or banana pancakes with a side of bacon!

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______: JEANS and a silky blouse with pointy flats

    3. Have you ever been sailing?: No! 🙁

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?: They recently moved! YAY for them!

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?: OXBLOOD or OPI’s You’re Such a Budapest

    P.S. Ate Karen I’m coming to the bay areaaaa for my birthday and wanted to know if you had any recommendations for things that locals do in the bay? salamat!

  6. Ashleigh says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? 2 eggs scrambled, some bacon with a side of maple syrup, and hash browns crisped to perfection!
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. In autumn, your favorite scarf imbued with a beautiful fragrance.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Yes, my grandfather on my dad’s side sails and when I was little he used to take me sailing. It’s been years though!
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? I get tired of everything, ha! Must be why I’m such a collector. But if I had to pick a year-round favorite it would probably be ORLY Oui or Luxe.

  7. Katherine M says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    ~I had poached eggs Benedict over potato pancakes at Mimi’s Cafe in Frederick. Also had a large cappaccino. I am allergic to bananas otherwise your banana pancakes sound awesome!

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    ~A blazer or cute jacket over the jeans and t-shirt. Instantly looks more polished. As far as makeup goes, my basic concoction of CC cream, zit concealer, bronzer, and blush is quick and looks polished. If I have little extra time, some easy-to-put-on cream/stick shadow, eyeliner, and mascara goes a long way to looking more polished.

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    ~I have once before, my best friend actually has her sailing license. We have a lot of water bodies in MD so water sports are a big thing here. We’ve got the Bay and huge rivers. Weekends on the rivers and the Bay can be like a battlefield weaving around people in boats…

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    ~They do, it always brings back comforting memories to visit.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    ~NARS Orgasm or one I have in a rose gold shade. Neutral, but still interesting and not much maintenance. Also goes with everything I wear.

  8. Alice Ann says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Definitely coffee first, then depending if I’m in a sweet or savory mood, I would either get waffles or a mushroom and cheese omelette with whole wheat toast.
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. I’m with you on the bright lipstick, right now my go to shade is American Beauty by Besame.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? No.
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? No, many times over.
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? YSL Rouge Pop Art and Estée Lauder Metallic Sage. That TF shade is one of my faves, too!

  9. 1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Can I be boring and just have eggs?

    2. When in doubt, throw on eyeliner.

    3. Have you ever been sailing? No.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Coral! Duuh 😉
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up look | Smokey eyes in amber, green and blue with peachy lips and cheeks

  10. BlushableMe says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Eggs Benedict or chicken fried steak.
    2. When in doubt, throw on boots!
    3. Have you ever been sailing? I have not, but I’ve driven a paddle boat!
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes!
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Zoya Ibiza is a great one!
    BlushableMe recently posted … The Best of Beauty: August Favorites

  11. Jewels says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?

    Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon! Yum.

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.

    A pale pink gloss/lipstick, a black top and jeans.

    3. Have you ever been sailing?

    Yes, during a tall ships festival, and I helped with the rigging work! 🙂

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?

    Nope. My folks got divorced about… six years ago. They sold the house and went their separate ways.

    6. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?

    Deborah Lippman’s “Let It Bleed” from the “True Blood” collection. ‘Cause it’s a “deep sanguine red”, and it smells pretty!

  12. jen. says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Hmm… I’m a picky breakfast eater, but I can always go for some french toast and black coffee (to help cancel out the sugary sweetness of the french toast!).

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. Bright pink lipstick (I like OCC Lip Tar in Anime, which is weird ’cause I’m usually not a neon pink kinda gal) and some cute shoes.

    3. Have you ever been sailing? No! And no plans to in the near future. That would be like, my nightmare. I’m with you on the pirates, storms, etc.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes. Today is their 35th anniversary, which is pretty cool.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Butter London All Hail McQueen/ All Hail the Queen. It looks neutral but it’s also sparkly and it goes with everything.

    Your plans for the day sound fun… I kind of have the opposite plans. I’m waiting for it too cool off enough in Arizona to actually go outside. 🙂 Today I’m headed over to my brother and SIL’s to pick up a crate for the dog I accidentally acquired. (crazy dog lady here)

  13. Petra says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Blueberry pancakes, bacon, oj and tons of coffee
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. Stretchy dress and lipstick – it always work for me!
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Nope would be fun though
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yup 🙂
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Smokey or charcol grey. Lovely <3

    Happy monday Karen. My sort of crap monday is now awesome since a package full of makeup finally made it to me (via customs ~ 40$ in fees…) but soooooo worth it. My fiance kept teasing me that i was like a kid in a candy store haha

  14. Soraya Lacerda says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    Some latte, frenchtoast with overeasy eggs and crispy bacon(if they’re not crispy, please, don’t even bother!).

    2. When in doubt, throw on…
    Some big sunglasses and a killing red lipstick! Even if you’re having a bad hair day, this will make you look like a movie star, lounching a new hair trend! Rah!

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    Yeap! Long time agooo… but it was one of the funniest things I ever done!

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    My mom passed away 20 years ago, but my dad still lives near by, and stop by now and then.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    The reddish red available… no matter the brand! Always a classic!

  15. Dominique says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Eggs and orange juice maybe

    2. When in doubt, throw on _a Dior np :)_____.

    3. Have you ever been sailing? Yes I have, I used to

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes my father does.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing. A red one. Maybe the OPI Gwen Stefani one.

  16. Ann Karlin says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Omelette with cheddar, mushrooms, onions, and peppers, Greek toast and bacon!
    2. When in doubt, throw on black leggings!
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Nope
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Nope
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Revlons Cherries In the Snow, timeless and seasonless!

  17. Cathy says:

    This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    I’ve never set foot in a greasy spoon and doubt I ever will, I eat too healthily, lol! But…if you pushed me in, it would be soup or salad.

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    My best black jeans, a blingy top!

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    Yep.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    Both dead.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    Red. A decadent, slut red!!

  18. 1. Pancakes and Chai Latte, fruit salad and scrambled eggs. If it is brunch, you have to indulge…

    2. Concealer. Makes me feel better in an instant.

    3. No. I get seasick easily.

    4. Yes, and it is awesome bringing my little daughter back there and watch her play where I used to play.

    5. ESSIE Spaghetti Strap. Neutral and very long-lasting on me.

  19. Erin says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?

    It depends! Since I’m allergic to eggs I have to ask what is egg free. Pancakes of some sort are usually the ticket.

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.

    Lipstick or perfume… Or really big sunglasses!

    3. Have you ever been sailing?

    I’ve been yachting but never sailing.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?

    No we moved around a lot but my mother is still in California.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    OPI Lincoln Park After Dark!
    Erin recently posted … GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Review

  20. Dee says:

    Heh. What a fun poll!

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? IM boring. probably just scrambled eggs and pancakes on the side.
    2. When in doubt, throw on : a lipstick that makes you feel gorgeous!.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Nope!
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? no..theyve moved around way too much. even *my* childhood was spread across many homes!:)
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? Essies’ topless and barefoot!
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  21. Denise S. says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    Western omelet,hash browns, toast and coffee
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    Cute top and jeans
    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    Yes we live in Florida! My husband is buying a boat so I expect to do a lot more sailing in the future. Very relaxing!
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    My mom has lived in the same house for over 30 years but it’s not my childhood home.We kinda moved around a lot.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    Nars Orgasm is a nice light peachy pink that looks pretty and natural on me.I always keep a bottle.

  22. tania says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Belgian Waffle, bacon, eggs, coffee.
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. A statement piece of jewelry.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? No
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? No my dad is a pastor so we moved around a lot plus they’re divorced now.
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? OPI Lincoln Park After Dark.

  23. MARIAN D. says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    Chocolate Chip Pancakes with whipped cream and maples syrup. I have a huge cup of coffee and two donuts; one sugar, one white frosting. Fof sides, I have corn bread, turkey sausage, and an avocado. Hey, I’m weird.
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    A printed sweatshirt with skinny jersey pants.
    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    Yes, my ex boyfriend took me sailing on his brother’s yacht for a party. It sucked, my hair got wet, for a girl with an afro, this is the end of the world, and the food was bad.
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    No, my larents split up, and we moved over five times before settling on this two bedroom apartment. I was six when we moved there and was raised there until I hit 14.
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    This nude nail polish I get from Urban Outfitters. It’s quick and goes with every look.

  24. Yogirl says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    Scrambled eggs, avocado on toast, pancake or waffles with maple syrup, pineapples, lots of strong coffee

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    Sunglasses and a pretty scarf

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    Not really, we had a school tour once and spend a week in the Netherlands on a boat. The weather was horrible so we had to use the motor a lot.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    Yes! When my brother and I moved out, they made some changes to our rooms so it’s slightly different.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    Chanel Rouge Noir I think it’s called Vamp in the USA), Chanel Diabolic or Chanel Vendetta

    Have a great week everyone 🙂

  25. Georgia says:

    This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? Two eggs over easy, hash browns, bacon AND sausage, wheat toast with lots of butter and coffee
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. Something leopard and a bright lip
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Yes; discovered I’m not a sailor
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? No, they passed on a LONG time ago
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing. ChG Turned Up Turquoise on my toes all summer

  26. Rachel R. says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?

    Hot chocolate, two eggs over-medium, hashbrowns, crispy bacon, and wheat toast.

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. A black dress.

    3. Have you ever been sailing? No

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? My parents broke up when I was 9. I didn’t have a childhood home. We moved around a lot before and after the break-up.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? OPI Pompeii Purple

  27. Donna N says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? wow–thanks for the invite!! I’ll order some strawberry pancakes w/ Meyer Lemon Butter and a glass of Blood Orange juice, please!

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. Some lip gloss—anything from YSL or Marc Jacobs would be fine!

    3. Have you ever been sailing? Not on a true sailboat, but I am proficient with boats with a motor!

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes, and it’s right up the street from our house! They bought that house the year I entered 4th Grade—ah, the memories!!!

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? I really like OPI’s Suzi and the Lifeguard!

  28. Mallory B says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    I’ll have an omelette with bacon, cheddar, and chives, a side of fruit, and a mimosa, please 🙂

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    Head-to-toe black. Clean, classic, a little bit sassy.

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    No, but I would love to.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    No, my mom just moved out at the beginning of summer, actually.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    I never get tired of wearing black, blood red, or glittery gold polish!

  29. Meghna says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?

    Sunny side up eggs on toast, baked beans, bacon, orange Juice and waffles. Sigh!
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.

    mascara and red lipstick

    3. Have you ever been sailing?

    No. And not likely to since I get motion sick Just watching things on TV.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?

    No. Dad is in the army, so, no question of that ever happening.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?

    Wicked by Essie.

  30. Efrain says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    I’ll think they have Mexican food so I get coffee, scrambled eggs, chilaquiles with red sauce, pan dulce (even a cookie or a muffin will work) and some fruit (we need to keep fit)
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    Your comfortable but smart clothes.
    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    I don’t know if I can say sailing but many times I’ve been on a boat just to watch parts of a lake or the coast.
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    Nope, we moved when I was 10.
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    Not sure because I don’t wear nail polish but

    Also the questions of last week:

    1. Fishtail or French braid?
    I think fishtails look better.
    2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    In Mexico is obligatory to wear uniform from kindergarten to junior high school; and in high school depends of your school, mine as being part of the university didn’t ask us to use one.
    3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    I think here we don’t have farmers’market instead we have markets that are full of sellers, they even sell clothes or dishes, and no I’m not talking about supermarkets.
    4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    I’ll choose Birkenstocks but both are ugly.
    5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    I’m a guy who loves makeup.

  31. RIMM says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? bread , omlette and a big glass of orange juice for me phuleez.
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. black eyeliner ( it instantly wakes my eyes) and a pair of black jeans with a grey t-shirt.
    3. Have you ever been sailing? Nopes , never.
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? Yes , they do from past umm 20 yrs or so.
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? black and black.. when in doubt wear black 🙂

  32. Kate says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
    My brunch order is almost always some form of eggs benedict, which doesn’t seem particularly greasy spoon-ish, but any other answer wouldn’t feel right.

    2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
    Mascara/ bold lipstick. In terms of clothing, a simple dress, because then I don’t have to worry about how things look together and it’ll be comfortable.

    3. Have you ever been sailing?
    Many times. I grew up next to the ocean and sometimes I’d end up going almost every weekend over the summer.

    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
    Nope.

    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
    A England Princess Sabra or Chanel Peridot. Both are really intriguing to look at, but are neutral enough that they don’t seem to clash with anything else I might have on.
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  33. Rachel P. says:

    1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order? – If they have stuffed hash browns or a hash brown omelette, I am alllll about that life! If that’s not an option, then a stack of pancakes with some eggs over easy and bacon on the side!
    2. When in doubt, throw on ______. – A bb cream (a little coverage, a lot of benefits!), and accessory-wise, a scarf (as long as it’s not too hot out to wear one).
    3. Have you ever been sailing? – Yes, mostly when I was at summer camp as a kid! I enjoyed it, but it’s also kind of a complex process. I wasn’t very “good” at maneuvering the sailboats, hahah. I prefer powerboats!
    4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home? – Yes they do. There was talk of us moving at one point when I was in middle school, but we never did. So “home” is still the same place it always was.
    5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing? – Lust for Lilac by Maybelline! It’s the perfect bright marriage of pink and purple and it reminds me of Barbie! 😀

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