Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 337

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for Monday, September 8, 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. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ’em or leave ’em?
    OMG, I just can’t. I rocked them for many, many years, and I thought they were pretty great at the time, but these are different days, my friend.

    When I look back at those old pictures of myself, I think (in my best pirate voice), “Yargh! Ye should’a left well enough alone, Karen.”

  2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Easy one. Nine times out of 10, breakfast foods for dinner, although I will occasionally get an urge for cold pizza in the morning…and when that happens, The Beast can’t be denied.

    The Beast — otherwise known as my goat stomach. El Hub says that because he’s amazed at what I can/will eat. 🙂

  3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    My mom — I kid you not — will wear, like, six or seven bling-encrusted rings on one finger. She’s a baller like that.

    But my max is two. My wedding and engagement rings.

    I do like the look of stacked rings, though, like four or five rings stacked on top of each other, but I can’t personally do it. With all the rings twisting and turning all the time, it drives me nuts.

    I’m more of a bracelet/cuff person anyway.

  4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    I’d say heights. I have no problem with heights.

    Dark confined spaces, however…

  5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    Red lips + cat eyeliner and a pair of leopard-print shoes = Heaven

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1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ’em or leave ’em?
2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven

Good morning!

Couple things… First, this is how Tabs feels about Mondays:

How Tabs really feels about Mondays

Second, this quote from Karl Lagerfeld totally cracks me up every time I’m about to reach for a pair of black stretchy pants…

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”

— Karl Lagerfeld

Oh, Karl. You so crazy! I will always think of you whenever I get this close to buying a legit pair of Pajama Jeans. 🙂

On that note, I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday so far.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. That picture at the top is from yesterday in the Presidio in San Francisco right in front of the Walt Disney Museum. I’ll show you some of the pics I took a little later… It was a very inspirational day.

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  1. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? Leave them! Truthfully I don’t do much with my brows, but wearing them a little thicker works on me.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner, it’s always a win!
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? I’m too active to wear rings, so I just wear a skinny diamond encrusted gold wedding band. It’s perfect for me.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Spiders. I don’t love them, but they don’t give me the Willie’s.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven. Lots of lashes, and a high ponytail. Not too vampy, just the way I like it!

  2. Agata says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Leave them, I still don’t understand why some people wear super thin eyebrows!

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Breakfast for dinner. I just had this exact conversation with my hubby recently and I told him I could eat breakfast all day long. Of course, he is the opposite.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    Two, I guess. I also only wear my wedding band and engagement ring together. I do like the stacked ring trend on other people though.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Hmm, that’s a tough one. I have a lot of fears…

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    A LBD. Perfect for any elegant occasion.
    Agata recently posted … Color Me- Flawless in a Flash

  3. 1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? ACK! Leave ’em. Leave ’em!

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner. I don’t think I could stomach a hot dinner first thing in the morning.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? One?

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?

    5. Red lips + super glamorous falsies = Heaven

  4. Meghan says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?; Leave ’em! I over-plucked as a teen, and while mine are back to mostly ‘large & in charge’ I wish I had left my brows alone. Skinny ones are really, terribly unflattering on my face & the pics are bad.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakkie for dinnah!
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? Probs 3
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Public speaking.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven; Red lips & a flawless base with big lashes = heaven

  5. Trisha says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Ugh, leave them. I get so distracted by those super thin eyebrows…

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Honestly, either. I like flipping the whole meal rules on its head!

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    One. I almost never wear rings–I can’t see me doing two on one finger.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Spiders. Not afraid at all. I don’t scream when I see them and I don’t need anyone to kill them for me. In fact, one of my bucket list items is spider-related: I REALLY want to hold a tarantula.

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    A million dollars! 😉
    Trisha recently posted … Laura Mercier Verbena Infusion Review: Crème Body Cleanse

  6. Kwmechelle says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? Leave ’em! Good grief, Charlie Brown! Wish I could go back in time and undue the skinny ‘brow phase I went through. But, since history repeats itself, I wonder if they’ll ever come back in style.

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Easy- breakfast for dinner.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? Only two- but I love the look of stacked rings on others.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? I’d say public speaking as well. I was a debater in high school & enjoyed a 10+ career in politics. I’m a behind the scenes kinda girl. But public speaking comes with the territory.

    5. Red lips + drag queen- esque lashes + a high bun = Heaven

  7. Katie says:

    Karl Lagerfeld is my Monday spirit animal.

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Both! Shocking, I know. It should be based on personal preference: if you like the look à la uber-cool ’90s Kate Moss on yourself, I say go for it – just know that it may become harder to grow ’em out if you change your mind later. I’ve been trying to grow out my brows (which are medium-sized to fit the size and shape of my face), myself, to thicken ’em up a bit; it’s been a record three weeks! 🙂

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Breakfast for dinner, always. I *love* breakfast and lunch foods, and I rarely eat a full dinner, anyway.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    I love the look of wearing multiple, thin, delicate rings on my pointed, middle, and ring fingers, so I keep the stacking to a minimum of three rings (including midi rings) on one of them.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Snakes? I don’t run into too many, living in the Bay Area, but I don’t fear them, nor do I find them disgusting. I mean, it could all change the one day I encounter a python, who knows?

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    Red lips + beautiful skin + simple eyeliner = Heaven!

  8. Margherita says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? Leave them! Fortunately I was just a baby when everybody was rocking Pam Anderson brows!
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner is one of the few things that can cheer me up after a long and stressful day
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? I spend most of the time on makeup, hair and planning my outfit, but don’t really care about jewelry (I have no Cartier or Bulgari, that’s why!).. So when I remember, I wear one or two max!
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Insects. I don’t mind them.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Ardell demi wispies and my gorgeous black and white striped top. Heaven!

  9. Susan says:

    I live in Florida but we took our family vacation to San Francisco in July. The Walt Disney Family Museum was a highlight! What an experience! When I saw your pic, I immediately knew where you were!

  10. Kate & Zena says:

    Hi Karen! Long time, no typing! I’ve been a busy bee!

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Ugh, no! NO NO NO! Well, unless those are your natural brows. Some people have naturally skinny brows; mine are on the thicker, Audrey Hepburn side.

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Hm, you know, considering I’ve been on a chicken kick, probably dinner for breakfast! I’ve been on a massive craving for tortellini and chicken!

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    Hm, 3, but usually it’s 3 thin stacker rings.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Small spaces for the most part. I don’t know, but closets can be comforting for me for a little while. Bugs and spiders, however…I run for the hills.

    5. Red lips + a grey smoky eye + a dress you feel sexy in = Heaven

    I hope you have a great week, Karen! I start fall bowling, which I’ve never done, (I usually only do summer bowling) today and I’m a little nervous. My stomach is all in knots as I have no idea who will be there, aside from the guy friend I’ve been talking to!

  11. Erin says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

    Leave them!

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?

    Breakfast for dinner most certainly!

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?

    Probably 3. Engagement, wedding, and Anniversary!

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?

    Spiders! If one falls on me I might freak a little but I’m usually pretty good about scooping ’em up and putting them outside!

    5. Red lips + A cat eye = Heaven
    Erin recently posted … Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Body Cream Review

  12. Allison C says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? Leave ’em for sure!
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner is one of my faves since I don’t like to have a big breakfast for breakfast
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? 4
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? flying??
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven cat eye liner
    Allison C recently posted … Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale Fall 2014

  13. Leah G. says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Well-groomed brows, yes! 90’s brows = no. My guess is the skinny brows were so you would pay attention to the GIANT waterfall hair do!

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner. We don’t do it that often though.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? Two: wedding ring and engagement ring.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Snow! (Yes, here in New England people are already talking about how bad the winter is supposed to be and it was in the high 80s and Florida-humid last week.

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven (+ a good hair day)

  14. Cathy says:

    1. Super skinny ’90s-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Leave ’em. I wear glasses, so brows need to make more of statement, so am I glad the fuller brow is in right now!
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Brekkie for dinner. Couldn’t face liver for brekkie!!
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    Two – wedding ring and engagement ring. Although I’m skinny, I haven’t got slender hands, so too many just look horrid.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Spiders. Don’t love ’em, but I won’t scream if I see one.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    Johnny Depp

  15. Shannon says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    erm… no thanks. I’m not so much a fan. I wasn’t on the brow maintenance bandwagon before the early 00’s, so I never had full-blown skinny brows, but I still went skinnier than I needed to, I think!
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Mmm… depends on the dinner, and depends on the breakfast 😉 I think I lean more heavily towards breakfast for dinner, though.
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    hmmm… usually just one! I kinda want to try blinging it out sometime, though… I’ll have to get more sparkly rings!
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Hmmm… I don’t generally get stage fright these days (but that one kinda comes and goes). When I was little (like, pre-high school) I never, EVER got stage fright.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    Red lips + spree candies = heaven

  16. Nina says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Leave them! I have naturally dark and thick brows; I would look terrible with skinny brows.

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Dinner for breakfast.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    I have the hands of a six year old – I can’ wear more than two.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Heights – I LOVE heights.

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    Red lips + everything = heaven.

  17. Ashleigh says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? Leave em. Didn’t even like them in the 90s!
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Both 🙂 I often have leftover chicken and veggies for breakfast, or eggs with avocado and some yogurt for dinner! As long as I get a good protein, I will eat it either way.
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? Like… 1-2. But preferably 1. 🙂
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Dead animal carcasses, spiders, bugs, rodents, all sorts of gross and slimy things. My boyfriend and I were putting away an inner tube yesterday and there was a blob of slimy fish eggs on it. He wouldn’t touch it but without hesitation I flicked them off and into the water, heh. All those biology classes…
    5. Red lips + perfected glowing skin and a minimal eye = Heaven

  18. Trude says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? Good lord leave ’em. So glad I was too lazy to do that trend!

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner. Never a bad choice.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? One, or maybe three super skinny ones. I do much better with rings than stuff on my wrists because of all the time I spend at the computer.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Mice, maybe? I’m much more worried about spiders, heights and clowns. 😉

    5. Red lips + great blowout = Heaven

  19. Linnea says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? No! They are dated and don’t frame the eyes properly.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Breakfast for dinner. But, I often will have lunch instead of breakfast.
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? 3? Stacked rings look so good but I always feel like that many rings strangle fingers.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Spiders. Heights make me woozy, but I’m not actually afraid.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven – long, beautiful lashes and some red nails!

  20. Lisa says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    leave em. I don’t think they ever looked good.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    Dinner for breakfast
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    zero. I’m probably weird that way.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Silence in the middle of a conversation. Math problems. Getting lost.
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    the person you love

  21. Betsy says:

    LOVE the photo of how Tabs feels about Mondays! I feel that way about a lot of days…

  22. Donna N says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? On the right face shape, they’re GORG!! But on me, not so much—I rock a more traditional groomed brow look for my face 🙂

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? Hands down, breakfast for dinner, although sometimes I get a grumble in my tummy around 9-10am and want something NON-Breakfast-like. That’s just how I roll….

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? Two, my wedding rings….the distance between my knuckles and the base of my fingers is miniscule, so I’m best with just one per digit!

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? Flying and Water—I handle both like a pro!!

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven That would have to be my HUSBAND—he’s a sucker for a glam red kiss!!!

  23. Rachel R. says:

    Ha,ha! I agree with Tabs. I’d never heard that Lagerfeld quote before. LMAO. I hate sweatpants.

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

    Leave them. I didn’t even wear them in the 90s. Horrible looking, and for a lot of people, they don’t grow back right.

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?

    Breakfast for dinner.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?

    Three thin rings. More than that, or two many thick rings, and I feel like my circulation is being cut off, even if it isn’t.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?

    Creepy crawlies like spiders, snakes, bugs, etc. (Except cockroaches, I freaking HATE those things.)

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven

    Red lips + LBD + black eyeliner & lots of black mascara = Heaven

  24. monica says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? – Leave em. I don’t think they go with my round face. I’m not an expert brow shaper, all I really know how to do is pluck off the renegade strays. Nice, normal, low maintenance is all I can manage.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? – Breakfast for dinner, any day.
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? – I sometimes wear 3 slim rings on one finger.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? – Cockroaches, spiders and other insects. I live in the tropics. There’s no killing them all, unless you want to overdose your house with tons and tons of insecticide and chemicals on a regular basis. You just can’t freak out every time you see one, you learn to keep your cool.
    5. Red lips + your best little black dress = Heaven

  25. Jen says:

    1. I never did the skinny 90s brows even in the 90s. So leave ’em.
    2. I would rather have breakfast for dinner
    3. 2 rings max. Like you, engagement & wedding rings.
    4. I actually like public speaking.
    5. Red lips + dinner at my fav Italian restaurant = Heaven

  26. CL says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Leave ’em! Hate that look. It didn’t work in the 1930s, either.;)

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?

    Breakfast for dinner.

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single
    finger?
    Two.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid
    of? Lizards (also spiders).

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    (+ Marilyn Monroe eyes)

  27. Efrain says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Leave ’em they’re still surviving in Mexico and it’s not good.

    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    I really don’t care, but I’m more accustomed to eat dinner for breakfast than breakfast for dinner (when you come to Mexico you’ll understand).

    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    I don’t wear any, but I think two is my maximum.

    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Dunno, but I’d say heights like you.

    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven
    Red lips + rosy cheeks and lots of mascara = Heaven

  28. RIMM says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em? i have pretty thick brows and love them…so i am not a fan of ssuper skinny brows.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast? i will prefer dinner for breakfast… coz i know , breakfast – eat like a king , lunch – eat like a prince and dinner – eat like a pauper.
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger? max two… i have tried and that too a plain band with my engagement ring 😀
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of? horror movies for me plzzzz….i mean i love them… bit scary i knoww…but i can watch them back to back 😀
    5. Red lips + (FILL IN THE BLANK) = Heaven .. for me red lips + LBD = Heaven

  29. redshift87 says:

    1. Super skinny ’90-style brows: love ‘em or leave ‘em?
    Leave them! They make almost anyone look older and more severe.
    2. Would you rather have breakfast for dinner, or dinner for breakfast?
    I often joke with my hubby that breakfast is the best because it’s the only meal where it’s socially acceptable to basically eat dessert as a meal in and of itself. So, yeah – breakfast for dinner all the way! I could eat breakfast all day if I could.
    3. What’s the maximum number of rings you’ll wear on a single finger?
    My engagement and wedding rings are fused together, so I’m not sure if they count as one or two. Regardless, I can’t do the stacking ring thing – I’m too neurotic and would play with them constantly and make sure they were all aligned perfectly or something.
    4. What’s one thing people commonly fear, but that you’re unafraid of?
    Storms! I loooove a fierce summer thunderstorm, and we get a lot of them where I live in the Midwest. They’ve always fascinated me, never scared me.
    5. Red lips + a flawless complexion = Heaven

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