Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 342

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Monday Poll, October 14, 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. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.
    • Ask Beyonce and Jay-Z over for tea.
    • Yell at the paparazzi to “get the hell off my lawn!”
    • Start a rescue cat sanctuary and adoption center (complete with hugely elaborate outdoor cat enclosure play space) for needy Northern California kitties.
    • Buy a Volvo with fantastic side visibility and power locks. (My current car doesn’t have automatic locks, and I hate when I’m walking to my car someplace isolated or dark, like an indoor parking structure, and I have to get my keys out to open the door. Doesn’t feel safe.) I’m not a car person at all, but I’ve always wanted a Volvo. I hear they’re supposed to be very safe and reliable.
    • Fly first class to Thailand for vacation on a whim.
    • Build a fancy personal library.
  2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Good, old reliable Chanel Le Volume de Chanel. I never get tired of the great volume and curl hold, and it has TONS of big drama.
  3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
    “You’ve got the right stuff…baby.” (Um, NKOTB, hello!)
  4. Ponchos: yes or no?
    OK, I like the idea of wearing something that resembles a blanket (you can sleep in it any ol’ time!), but I’m going to have to go with no. I’ve tried ’em, and they don’t work for me. I look like I belong in Middle Earth.

  5. In general, is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?
    Actually, not really. I don’t have any strict rules when it comes to colors or coverage for daytime versus night. As long as I feel good in what I’m wearing, I’m down for whatever.

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1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.
2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
4. Ponchos: yes or no?
5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?

Hello, sweet friend!

Before I get to your Karl quote of the week, The Walking Dead season premiere last night. I haven’t seen it yet! We got in a little late last night, but I recorded it, so I’m going to watch it tonight. Please, no spoilers. I beg you.

And for your Karl-Lag quote for the week..

“What I love best in life is new starts.”

— Karl Lagerfeld

Me, too, Karl. Me too. On that note, I hope your Monday got off to a great start. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Alice Ann says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________. Buy my parents their dream home, donate like mad to animal rescues, quit my job and go to school full time, go on a pastry tour of Paris, adopt more animals, travel (in no particular order). Ahh, a girl can dream.
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? Dolce and Gabbana Passioneyes is hands down my favorite, but I’ve also bought Diorshow a number of times.
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? I was straight up obsessed with the Cure in the late 80s and early 90s.
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Yes on tall, willowy girls but I prefer capes for myself.
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? No, not really. The only thing that’s generally different is more eye makeup ( I like a black/gold combo lately) and/or bolder lip color.

  2. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! I’m in the same boat as you for TWD. Going to try to catch it tonight or tomorrow, on demand. 🙂

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to spend a lot of time traveling with friends and family!
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? YSL Faux Cils. My all-time fave.
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? How did I know you were going to say NKOTB? I’m going to have to go with Duran Duran.
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? No, definitely not for me. I always feel constricted, like my arms are tangled in a heavy blanket. Plus, the updraft is an issue. The more I think about the poncho, the less I think it fits my needs. 🙂
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? It’s pretty much exactly the same.

  3. Petra says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________. Oh this one is hard since I have never strived for that. Money so I can get by confortably bt I would never really want to be famous.
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? Clinique lash Power. Love it!
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? I never really got into the boy band thing. I listened sporadically to N’sync and BSB but no crush…
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Resounding No when it comes to wearing them myself – I look rediculus
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Since I most Days don’t wear makeup to work since I am too lazy (I am at work at 6 in the morning) so it makes it quite a difference.

    Happy monday. I got a Lovely surprise today in form of chocolates and lots of hugs from a friend who moved to Brazil a few months ago. He was in Town for a few Days and stopped by the office to say hi. It totally made my day!

  4. Alex says:

    1) If I ever become famous I will definitely open a rescue cat sanctuary and a rescue sanctuary for other fluffy sweet creatures like pandas,koalas,sloths… you name it 😉

    2) Once mascara that I always buy is by Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl. I usually two at once, the Bourjois one along with Benefit they’re real or Lancome Hypnose, and very often people ask whether I’m wearing falsies. This mascara always makes my lashes so big, thick and dramatic but never clumps on me and leaves my lashes feather-light and fluttery! If it ever becomes discontinued then oh boy..I’ll cry!

    3)Umm I was never into boy bands as such, but maybe I’ve had a crush on a rock band :/ I can’t really remember to be honest.. but it has to be from my rock period from about 8 years ago which lasted about 6 months :p

    4)Usually I would say no for ponchos but last weekend I bought 2. One with an Aztec print on it, but it’s more of a jumper situation than a poncho (and what I had in mind was a personal blanket with sleeves, endless mugs of hot chocolate and hours of TV for November evenings. And I bought another one which has a tartan print on it and I know that there is a really famous Burberry poncho that’s like so this season that everyone is obsessed about and I found one that was kind of similar and it was selling like hot cakes so I thought.. ummm I should probably be buying this..

    5)Not really, sometimes when I need some confidence in my life I usually glam things up for the daytime or night time.. like glitter etc. (nothing over the top though, I’m totally against anything tacky!)

  5. The LA Lady says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to… buy a house in LA. I need to be rich to do such a thing… 🙁

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara. I have very long lashes naturally so I don’t go overboard with trying to make them thicker and just keep it natural.

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? The Wallflowers. Jacob Dylan was gorgeous.

    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Yes if they’re of the cape variety. No if there’s any kind of fringe involved.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Not really. I add some more definition in my cheeks and darken my lip. Although, I really need to up my game. I went out Saturday night and my face felt underdressed compared to everyone else.

  6. Ruchita says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.
    Rent a private plane and take a long vacation in Hawaii.

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    L’Oreal Voluminous. I just picked up another tube yesterday!

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
    I was a huge Bon Jovi fan. We didn’t have cable when I was younger so it was always a treat to see the videos at my friend’s house.

    4. Ponchos: yes or no?
    No for me. I’ve seen some ladies wear them with style, but with being short I don’t think it would work for me.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?
    Not a huge difference. I usually just change up my eye makeup and go for a more smokey eye.

    I haven’t seen Walking Dead either, but that is on to-do list for this evening! Happy Monday! 🙂

  7. Erin says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.

    Thats a tough one. I’ve always wanted to be finically comfortable but not overly famous. I’d strive to be very generous and put my fame to good use highlighting causes like Angelina or Emma Watson. Leo does a pretty good job with too!

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?

    L’Oreal Voluminous Full Definition but I fear it’s been DC’d luckily I have two backups somewhere!

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?

    I never had a lot of crushes growing up in terms of bands or boys at school/church. I did think the Gavin Rossdale from Bush was a very sexy guy!

    4. Ponchos: yes or no?

    Yes, if it’s the right poncho! The trick is finding the right one.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?

    It’s not very different. I add more mascara, more shimmer, and I’m not afraid to do a smoky eye with a darker lip!
    Erin recently posted … My NARS Makeover

  8. Katie says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to TRAVEL!
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Benefit they’re real. I love the formula and it makes my lashes look amazing.
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? Hanson for sure
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? No. I look like a hobo when I wear one.
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Nope. I love to play with colors and different looks. Going out just usually mean is something different with my hair.

  9. Dominique says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __have a shelter for abused animals________.

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? Benefit They’re Real or Chanel le Volume

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? I don’t know, maybe InXS because the leader was a source of fascination

    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Nope !

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Not really in fact

  10. 1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to travel the world and enjoy mah moneyz!

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? I keep going back to Maybelline’s Volum’ Express mascaras. Affordable and good quality!

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? Super predictable, but… the Backstreet Boys.

    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Depends. The trendy kind? Yeah, sure.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Nope, I get glammed up pretty much every day, no matter what I have planned that day 🙂
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation in Warm Ivory

  11. Shannon says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.
    -Buy a condo in NY (in the village, please! east or west side, I’m not picky 😉 ) and one in Seattle, too.
    -Fly back and forth between those two places ALL THE TIME. <3
    -Own a car again. Probably a Subaru. 🙂
    -Take up sailing and get baller at it
    -Start my own makeup line when I get bored, eventually..? yeah, probs 🙂
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    I really love Laura Mercier's Full Blown Volume mascara. So beautiful, with just enough of natural-looking va-va-voom!
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
    LAWD, you know it was *NSYNC!! Soooo much better than BSB! 🙂 (my best friend and I got into fake-fights about this all the time in middle school. Ah, memories!)
    4. Ponchos: yes or no?
    I love the idea of ponchos… and I think if I found the right one, I would totes be down to wear it all. the. time. I'm all about vests and scarves and drapey things recently, so if someone hooked me up with a professional-style poncho I could wear to work, I'd be all over that shiz!
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?
    It depends on the dressiness of the sitch, but if I think the night is "doll up" worthy, then I'll blot my skin, add a bit of powder, and layer a little extra makeup on. Mostly just in the eye area – I go a little heavier on the liner/smokiness factor, usually.
    If I have a show/performance, though, I like to wash my face and redo my makeup, a little heavier than normal, from top to bottom. It helps me to get in "game mode" and really feel fresh for the evening. (no falling asleep on stage, lol!)

  12. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________. I don’t want to be famous, but if I ever got really rich, I’d have college funds for my kids, and go on an amazing trip with all my friends and family!
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? They’re Real by Benefit. Love it!
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? Tommy Page, I loooooved him. Still do.
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Love the idea, I look four feet wide in one.
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Yes! I wear very little makeup, if any, during the day. When I go out, it’s ON!

  13. Trude says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.
    Buy my parents whatever they want. They’ve done so much for me! And get a house that I can do with as I like (so tired of renting!).

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    Can I say two? My go-to is a coat of It Cosmetic’s Tightline mascara to really get to my blonde eyelashes’ roots, topped with a coat of Benefit’s They’re Real. I keep buying them both over and over!

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
    Don’t tell anyone, but I was a Backstreet fan. 🙂

    4. Ponchos: yes or no?
    Nope. I’m with you on feeling Middle Earth-y.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?
    If I don’t have time to completely re-do, I’ll just up the ante depending on where I’m going at night – maybe adding some smoked out liner and darker shadow in the same color family, or swiping on a super bright red lip.

  14. Suzanne C says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________.
    Pay off mine & my parents’ bills; put my nieces into decent schools; vacation in London, Paris, Ireland, Tuscany, and then all the great spots in the US; find Benedict Cumberbatch and make him love me. 😉

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    I’m still looking for one that will make my four lashes look like a full set.

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
    Step by step, oooo baby, gonna get to you gu-uu-uu-rrll! (Yeah, I think we’re about the same age.)

    4. Ponchos: yes or no?
    No. Absolutely no. I look like a particularly groovy mushroom.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?
    I work at home and don’t wear makeup unless I’m going somewhere. In fact, sometimes I don’t even wear makeup when running errands, which I may have to rethink. The girls at CVS were all excited yesterday when I wore a little blush and lipgloss.

  15. Lulle says:

    I don’t think this Monday could have been a worst start for a new week (people/things going apesh*t at work), but I’ll make it through 🙂

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to: travel a lot, see the world, stay in nice places that have a soul.

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? Diorshow Iconic

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter)growing up? I’ll have to go with NKOTB too!

    4. Ponchos: yes or no? Yes if I just want warmth. No if I want to be stylish ! I think ponchos don’t look that good on my body type.

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? Not really, I enjoy dramatic looks for a day event sometimes, and I can also go nude for a night out, it really depends on my mood.
    Lulle recently posted … Chantecaille 15 Year Eye Shade Trio, and baby elephants

  16. Georgie says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to __________. Pay off my parents’ mortgage, get myself a walk-in closet, move to Sweden!
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? It’s not my favourite, but I keep re-buying Clinique High Impact.
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? I was never really in to boy bands (gasp)
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? No! Sorry, poncho fans.
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? I’m more likely to put on lipstick in the evening, but otherwise nope!

  17. Donna N says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to??
    * buy a house on Maui and move there PRONTO!
    * pay off my parents’ debts and move them to Florida to retire in comfort and style.
    * send my daughter to private school and encourage her to learn about whatever she is passionate about.
    * hire my own hair and makeup person, so that I don’t have to do it!
    * start a scholarship program for girls who have an interest in beauty and social media.

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?
    * Diorshow Iconic and Benefit They’re REAL.

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?
    * Duran Duran….I was OBSESSED!!!

    4. Ponchos: yes or no?
    * Nah…they remind me too much of the 70’s (when I wore them as a kid-my mother thought they were cute)

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?
    * Yes, evening is more about the dark smokey eye and darker lips. For day, I prefer a neutral eye and coral or nude lip color

  18. Rachel P. says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to – shoot, there’s a lot I would do: travel the world, pay off all my students loans in one go, attend red carpet premieres in beautiful gowns, give lavish and outrageously expensive gifts (or just money, haha) to all my family and closest friends, have an apartment in Paris and a lake house in my home state of Michigan, and I would love to have a stable with a horse or two!
    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again? – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing mascara (black tube with purple writing). Dirt cheap from Walgreens, works so great. And that’s probably tied with the Physicians Formula Jumbo Organic original one in the shiny green leaf-shaped tube. You just can’t beat the price for the performance.
    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up? – Aaron Carter!
    4. Ponchos: yes or no? – Why not! Maybe not for me, but other people can rock ’em (depending).
    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine? – Yes. I often skip eyeliner or eyeshadow during the day, and I use less coverage as well (like a bb or cc cream instead of full coverage foundation). At night/going out, I usually go the whole nine yards and apply full-on with every type of product!

  19. Sylirael says:

    1. If I ever become rich and famous I’m going to: (in no particular order)

    Start my own museum!
    Finally buy a Guerlain Rouge G 😉
    Fund more basic science research – blue skies ftw!
    Travel around the world and settle down in my own little villa somewhere in Tuscany or Provence…
    Create my own makeup and fragrance line!

    2. What’s a mascara you find yourself buying over and over again?

    I have no mascara loyalties, LOL! Usually I live off samples, but I have enjoyed YSL, Clinique, Dior and a Sephora one recently.

    3. Your biggest boy band crush (or any band, for that matter) growing up?

    Oh Gods… I have always been popular music impaired 😉 So I’m not really that much with the bands. I guess it would have to be the Backstreet Boys? They were certainly the big ‘boy band’ thing of my generation (maybe N’Sync?) 😛 I didn’t have an actual crush on any of them, though…

    4. Ponchos: yes or no?

    I want them to look awesome on me, really I do. Sadly, this is not usually the case… 😉 And I even LIVE in Middle Earth! 😛

    5. Is your daytime makeup routine very different from your going out/evening makeup routine?

    It is in the sense that I wear *very* minimal makeup during the day (hardcore full daytime makeup for me is a dusting of powder, blush, sheer lipstick, eyeliner and mascara; usually it’s more like mascara and lipstick, maaaybe liner!). IN the evening, I will go for the whole shebang including an eyeshadow look if I have time!
    Sylirael recently posted … The Rogue’s Guide to Stealthy Pink Lipsticks is Now a Blog Feature…but I Still Need YOU! 😀

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