Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 358

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for February 2, 2015

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for February 2, 2015

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. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    Alas, no. But you’d think I would, me being the beauty junkie I am.

    It’s just…I’m kind of uncomfortable with the element of randomness. I know I wouldn’t use 99% of the things in there, and I need to have control over the situation… It’s an issue.

  2. Do you ever stop to compliment strangers on their makeup?
    YES! And I think it really freaks them out, especially the guys, but with guys it’s usually just brows.

    The last time it happened, El Hub and I were at the movies. A young man was ringing up my popcorn, and I was staring at his eyebrows, which were really full and lush-looking and perfect, so I said, “Dude, your brows are kinda killer,” and he stopped and sort of laughed and was like, “Thanks, I got them waxed at Benefit today.”

    El Hub was mortified, but I couldn’t resist. The kid’s brows were amazing!

  3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Oh, gosh… Well, if I have to pick one, I suppose I’ll go with the bowl cut, because at least that way my hair will move with me when I whip my head around, and I like that idea. And it would also accentuate my blush and contouring, if I did some.

    No hats either. I mean, if you have a bowl cut, you have to show it off. That’s the rules.

  4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    I’m almost ashamed to say this, but I don’t think I have; however, Tabs has given cards to El Hub to show his love and appreciation.

    But for me to get a card from Tabs, it would have to mean that El Hub got the card on his behalf, which has yet to happen.

  5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Well, my life is a comedy of errors, so I think it’s pretty good! 🙂

    No, really, I think it’s decent.

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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. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
3. Bowl cut or mullet?
4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
5. How’s your comedic timing?

Ugh, I have weekend hangover…

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Not because we partied hardy or anything, but I had such a fun, relaxing weekend, and I’m a little sad to see it go.

But that doesn’t mean today can’t also be good.

Whatever you’re up to, I hope things are going well and that your nails aren’t chipped. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Ruchita says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    No beauty subscription boxes for me. But I’m seriously thinking about getting one for the cats. 🙂

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    No I haven’t. But I think it would be a nice thing to do!

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Bowl cut for sure. I had one back when I was a kid, so I think I could still rock it!

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    No, but since I started an Instagram account just for the cats they’ve gotten cards from their cat “friends”. They’ve got more friends than I do! It’s pretty cute. 🙂

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Meh. I feel like I have a sense of humor, but if I’m in a crowd not everyone hears my one liners.

    Happy Monday!

  2. Efrain says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    Nope, here in Mexico they aren’t half as good as in the US, also I think I wouldn’t get them because of the randomness too.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    Yes, many times is because of their lip color; last time was a girl wearing an orchid lipstick.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    I have to say mullet because I think with curly hair is impossible tu get a bowl cut.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    Nope, he’s one of my true dog love but I think it’s enough with petting him.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Well, depending of the day, it really seems like my life is a tv series; so many times it’s really funny (most of the timefor the people who watches not for me)

    Today is holiday in Mexico so I’m just relaxing, I’m lying I need to read a lot. Also figure it out what to do with my brows, I don’t want to pluck them because they aren’t really full but at the same time I think they look messy when I don’t fill them.

  3. Estefania says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    Nope! I don’t like the random aspect of it either! I would be fine with having a service where you chose the products!

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    Yep. I never used to, but working at a MAC counter made me more comfortable with people asking ME about my makeup, which in turn made me more comfortable asking people about theirs. Does that make sense?

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Bowl cut. I’d at least rock it a la Edna Mode or something. I could make it work.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    I always get Phoebe a new chew toy or an extra large rawhide on Valentine’s Day, and this year will be no different 😛 I might get her and our other pup, Nicky, a dog cupcake 🙂

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Terrible. My sense of humor can be a little dark, so it never comes up in comfortable situations.
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  4. Allison C says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? ipsy For 10 bucks delivered, you can’t beat it!
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? Absolutely!!
    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Do I have to? bowl cut if I must
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? no
    5. How’s your comedic timing? Mmmm, meh
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  5. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    No, I have a control issue.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    I have, yes.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    I had a bowl cut when I was teeny tiny and I guess you can say a lot of layered cuts are like bowl cuts so…bowl.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    Yep. Zena gets a new box of Greenies.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Um, meh. I occasionally get in a good zinger, but I’m usually not on board.

    One of my best zingers was I went to the OBGYN on Friday and my mom went exercising with my aunt, so my mom was really tired when she came home. She said, “I need to put my feet up.”

    I replied, “I had my feet up just a while ago.” My mom was cracking up.

  6. Trude says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? Nope. I’d rather sample stuff for free through Sephora and Ulta web orders!

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? Usually clothes and hair more than makeup. I guess because I don’t usually get that close?

    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Oh wow. Mullet, if I had no other choices. At least I would have some options. 😉

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No, I’m not big on V-day. I’d rather just get them a treat just because!

    5. How’s your comedic timing? Pretty good, I think. I tend to make people laugh (and I’m not anyone’s boss so they don’t have to be polite).

  7. 1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? I used to when I still lived in Belgium (Deautybox) but now not anymore. I’m thinking about subscribing to the Swiss Dreambag though.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? Complete strangers? No.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Bowl cut then I guess… but only because you’re making me choose.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No, haha. But now I kinda wish that I had.

    5. How’s your comedic timing? Great when there’s no one around to hear me. Horrible when I’m with people 😉
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  8. Twyla Munden says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? Yes!! Ipsy – which is great not only because you get 5 full size travel sizes, but some products aren’t avail in Canada so I get a sneak peek! all for $15. ($18CA lol)
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? No, but I do ask people what products they use if they are already in convo with me – like at a mall or grocery line.
    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Neither. Not then nor now.
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No BUT, I did get an anonymous card in the mail one year, signed by kitty who happened to ‘kill’ my yoga ball… Still no idea who sent it.. thanks to FB it could of been anyone lol
    5. How’s your comedic timing? Perfectly. I’m sarcastic and quick and I’m thankful that’s the trait I got from my dad!

    I hate Mondays, always have, no matter if I’m working or on vacation. I Spent my Sunday in -10 with high winds trying to photography some Bald Eagles, then proceeded to dig out my car when I slide off the road (good karma to those men who pushed me out) and then cut my finger making dinner – so Today, being Monday isn’t that bad at all except we just got another snow storm… YEAH Canada!! lol

  9. Tatiana says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    No way. I actually refuse a lot of samples that SAs try to give me, just because I know I won’t use it and I’m tired of all the clutter. Like you, I want control over what I try.
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    Yes. Perfume, haircuts, beautiful nail colors. My DH thinks it’s nice. He thinks people like compliments.
    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Uh, neither.
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    Does catnip count? If so, then yes, my girl gets a gift on Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s, etc.
    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Lousy. I always think of the right thing to say hours later.

    My weekend let down started yesterday afternoon. Sigh. I had such a great Saturday in SF with the DH. Now I need to get crackin’ on work and my chipped polish really needs to come off.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  10. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Girl it is too dang cold to do anything. Let’s just play with makeup, drink hot beverages, and forget about it! 🙂

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    No, like you Karen I gotta have control over it. However, the allure box and ipsy both look tempting.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    Yes, but I try to pick something specific like “Your eyeshadow is awesome!” which is what I usually am impressed with.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Neither. Uggh I’m so picky about my hair I would just shave it off.
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? Well Valentine’s Day is my birthday so I get cards I don’t give them! 🙂 I do pass out extra snuggles though.
    5. How’s your comedic timing? I’m better at it if I don’t even think about being funny. Usually if I just say whatever is on my mind, people laugh. For example, my family is still laughing at me mispronouncing Crested Butte as Crusted Butt. 😀

  11. Fancie says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?

    Not anymore. I used to have a Birchbox and Ipsy subscription but eventually I started receiving too many products I wouldn’t use so I cancelled them. If I had more control over what I received I would probably sign back up.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?

    All the time! Especially if they’re rocking a killer lip or eye look.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?

    Lol this is awful! I guess bowl cut. I don’t think I could pull off a mullet at all lol

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?

    Yes lol. My dog has received treats and toys over the years for Valentine’s Day.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?

    I’d say it’s pretty good lol. I hate awkward moments of silence or thick tension in a room. It’s good to laugh!
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  12. Stephanie says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? Yes, I get Ipsy. It’s been fun trying things I wouldn’t normally pick out for myself. It’s $10, how can you go wrong? I always have makeup coming.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I rarely pay attention to my surroundings when I’m out running errands. I know I SHOULD but I don’t notice strangers makeup.
    3. Bowl cut or mullet? bowl, mullet is just plain bad.
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? no but they get Christmas & birthday presents and on Thanksgiving they get special cat food. (they give Mother & Father’s day cards)
    5. How’s your comedic timing? Depends on the situation, sometimes I can crack off a bunch of one liners and crack everyone up. Other times I feel too shy and I’m quiet.

  13. Erin says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?

    I belong to Scentbird, I love it!

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?

    Yes, all the time. I’m like a crazy makeup stalker.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?

    YUCK, neither.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?

    A v-day gift, yes. No cards. I got my dog a big bone and my cat a new toy.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?

    Mixed. I often have great things to say that are funny. I don’t use all of them because I’m worried about being bitchy. Usually, my humor is either crass or sarcastic but it can also be by making fun of others. I usually skip that one so I often look like a deer in headlights in conversations because I don’t want to say something mean. Other than that, it’s excellent.
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  14. Rachel R. says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? Glossybox, Boxycharm and Ipsy. I thought Birchbox was a ripoff, and boring.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? Yes

    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Ugh. Neither! Though back in the day, mullets were cool. Were bowl cuts ever cool?

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No. I give them extra goodies at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and make them stockings. Right now, we just have a rabbit.

    5. How’s your comedic timing? Pretty good. People tell me I’m funny. Sometimes, my humor comes out too weird and dry, and people think I’m serious and/or get offended.

  15. Maria says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    I am a Julep Maven and subscribe to Ipsy and Birchbox.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    No, but I like some of the looks I see on woman.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Neither. I have coarse, thick hair and would never look good in these styles.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    No

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    I think I’m hilarious and have a great sense of humor!

    Yea! Pats, Super Bowl champs!

  16. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen,

    Hope you, Tabs, and the hubby are doing well! I love the fact you complimented a guy on his eyebrows. I think more men should groom their eyebrows.

    Now onto the poll (one of my favorite parts of your blog)

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?

    I subscribe to Birchbox and Ipsy. I have an addiction to receiving packages and for just 10 each, it’s worth it. I’ve scored on some great products.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    All the time! I just did the other day! I wish more people would compliment others.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Is there an option for NEITHER? LOL

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    I have given them cat nip or tuna. I love my babies.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Not to brag, but I have great comedic timing. Okay, I did mean to brag.

  17. Icequeen81 says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    I wish I had Julep but it is to expensive if you live outside the USA
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    I don’t stop, not that but if the person is nearby like a cashier etc I will always give a compliment If I love something in their make up, I also compliment clothes, perfume and accessories
    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    neeee nope none of them
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    Feeling I am blushing. I just told hubby that we should give them a extra doggy treat for valentines.
    5. How’s your comedic timing? bad.
    and when I am damm serious about something, people think I am funny and I am just being honest

  18. 1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? – no.. Because o the same reason .. Randomness! I like to buy products from the known n tested brands
    I rarely put those sample to use so always full sized for me..
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? I do sometimes but not always. I guess I should be doing it more often..
    3. Bowl cut or mullet? I am not sure.. I have a heavy face so bowl cut is a definite no 😉
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? – ahh.. I don’t have a pet so a no 🙁
    5. How’s your comedic timing? – I guess it very well depends on my mood bit its pretty good bcz I laugh at my own mistakes 😉
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  19. Suzanne C says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    No, I have super sensitive skin, so I have to be careful and research everything before I put it on my face. Also, there’s the control issues… but we won’t talk about that. 😉

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    I do, especially well-groomed brows and really fabulous lip colors.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Bowl cut- you’re not going to catch me rocking the same hair-do as Billy Ray Cyrus.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No, I haven’t ever done that. Jules doesn’t do toys and the vet just put her on a diet, so definitely no extra treats this year.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    It’s actually pretty good. I’m not a joke-teller, but I’m really good at inserting a smart-alecky comment into a conversation at just the right time. But never, ever anything mean spirited or hurtful, mostly ironic.

  20. Sarah says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? – Nope! I considered ipsy, but at the end of the day realized it would be a waste for me because I’m very picky about formulas and colours!

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? – No! I’m not that outgoing…

    3. Bowl cut or mullet? – Mullet… It would be longer lol.

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? – No pets 🙁

    5. How’s your comedic timing? – I have a very sarcastic, deadpan type humour that few people get. So, my timing is horrible according to most people, heh!

  21. breyerchic04 says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    I do, and I love it, I’ve done Birchbox, Glossybox, Ipsy, and am now doing PopSugar Must Have! I don’t use everything but I’ve found some great products I keep going back to, I’ve kept up my supply of purse mascaras this way, so it’s worth it. It’s like unwrapping a present each month.

    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
    Not like on the street, but a waitress or sales clerk, quite often. I’m too anxious to start a conversation with someone I wouldn’t be talking to already.

    3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Bowl cut!

    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    Hmm, probably. I got Spencer my siamese on the day after Valentines in 2001, so it’s also his adoption anniversary.

    5. How’s your comedic timing?
    It can be good, especially with a cocktail, but I also end up coming up with lines later that would have been amazing.

  22. Kim says:

    GAHHHH! OMG, Karen! I SO love you! I can’t believe I’m the Reader of the Week. I just saw that and I think I might cry!! Thank you so much! 🙂 Reading your blog is always one of the high points of my day and I always appreciate how much time you put into giving everyone else happiness through your great reviews AND your amazing writing. It’s a pleasure to be a reader. 🙂 I’m so thrilled – thanks again! Oh, and now to the poll part. HAHA!

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? I don’t and I feel pretty much the same way you do. I like trying new things but I’d also like to pick what I want to try, sort of like the Sephora sample model.
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? No, but I’ve stopped a very few on their hair color. I tend to compliment one of my friends on her always flawless eye makeup and another on her terrific brows. Maybe someday I’ll branch out to strangers.
    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Bowl cut as well. It would sort of make me want to put on a skating outfit a la Dorothy Hamill, too. 🙂
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No, honestly I’m lucky if I remember to grab something for the Hubs. We’re terrible about that kind of thing (mostly because we’re getting old and forgetful).
    5. How’s your comedic timing? Excellent. My group of friends is exceptionally quick witted and one *does* need to keep up. 🙂 Well, it used to be excellent. I think I’ll have to downgrade to Very Good as I age and my wits continue to dull. Can you see the theme here? HAHA!

  23. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)? No, I’m with you, I wouldn’t use most of the stuff, so it would be a waste of money for me.
    2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup? Not their makeup, but I do compliment glasses and hair.
    3. Bowl cut or mullet? Mullet! Business in the front, party in the back!
    4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card? No, between doing valentines for the kids, the kids’ classmates, family, and the husband, the pets aren’t even on my radar.
    5. How’s your comedic timing? Awesome! I’m a funny girl, my timing is spot on, most of the time. Lol!

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