Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 359

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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 have a favorite mug?
    Yup, I’m drinking from it right meow. I’ve had it since the ’90s, and I swear — if El Hub ever breaks this mug, there will be HELL to pay.

    It’s huge and beige with wine-colored painted stripes and some mint green touches, and I can barely wrap my hand around it. My mom got it for me (I think it was from Costco).

  2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Absolutely not.

    Well…actually, I take that back. It depends on the task. If it’s something where I have to be very mindful of my time, or something that requires a lot of creativity or heavy mental lifting, then no. No music. None.

    Or, if I’m lost. Like, if I’m driving someplace and I’m lost, I’m that one annoying person who says, “Shh! Shut it down!” and I’ll turn off the radio.

    But if I’m doing something involving numbers or math, like, if I’m balancing my checkbook or paying bills, then I’m fine with background music.

  3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    Girl, I die over Guerlain Terracotta bronzer every single time I open the compact.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s freezing cold and I’m feeling frumpy in my office, suddenly it’s like I’m wearing a designer bikini and hanging out at a five-star resort.

    I love that tropical, beachy gardenia, tiare flower smell…

  4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    Well, hello! — yes. 🙂 I haven’t always been though. Before I started the blog, I would have never even thought to go there, but now it’s like, “Oh, it’s Tuesday morning? Let’s put on a hot pink matte lip and walk around the block…”
  5. How’s your hair today?
    Freshly washed but in need of styling, and it’s currently up in a messy bun.

    I know, BIG surprise.

    I think I’m gonna do some loose curls in a little while…

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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 have a favorite mug?
2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
5. How’s your hair today?

Good morning, glory, and happy Monday! How’s it going today so far? I’m still on a post-weekend high out here… The baby shower on Saturday was so much fun! I hadn’t seen some of the people who made it there in so many years, and it was really nice. I even cheated a little on my diet and had a piece of sugary cake. Of course it was ridiculously delicious, as is often the case when you have something that you aren’t allowed to have/haven’t had in a long time… Man, why is that?

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How’s everything out yonder way? What are you up to this week?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Fran says:

    I have a couple of mugs that I really like, but not a perfect, Holy-Grail type mug.

    I love to work to music, but only if it doesn’t have any words to it — at least not any words that I can understand! (Songs with no words in English or French are OK.) I’ve got quite a few playlists of instrumental guitar, harp, and recorder music, plus playlists of my favorite West African musicians (I have to weed out the occasional song in English or French, but not too often). Right now I’m listening to my Pandora Ali Farka Toure playlist. I can’t even read if I’m listening to music that I can understand the words of.

    Scented powder products drive me nuts. My sensitive skin turns bright red, and half the time my nose isn’t happy, either.

    I am definitely a hot pink lipstick kind of gal — loving my new Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Firebird! Love Hourglass Fever and Tom Ford Showgirl, too.

    My hair’s due for a wash this evening — currently in a basic side braid.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fran,

      Isn’t Firebird great? I feel like it’s got a slightly ’80s vibe to it. Oh, and try it sometime with a blue-based pink gloss on top — super pretty!
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      • Fran says:

        Yes, and I will try it! I also super-love Rock Steady. It’s bright, but deep enough not to remind me of fire engines, yet not so deep that it’s vampy. It’s a great red.

        • Karen says:

          Yeah, I like that one too. I’m wearing a Gwen shade today, too, by the way. It’s the nude one, Ex-Girlfriend. 🙂
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          • Fran says:

            I wish those kinds of nudes looked good on me — they wash me out horribly for some reason. Too warm and too light for me. I actually look better in something kind of gray, like MAC Stone, OCC Sebastian, or Tom Ford Egon or Stavros (Egon is a bit light, but still looks good ’cause it’s so cool — as long as I wear some color on my cheeks to give my face a little life). ‘MLBB’ lip colors for me are deep, cool mauves (surprisingly hard to find).

  2. Ruchita says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Yes! I just recently bought the one that says “All I Care About is My Cat…And Like Maybe 3 People”. I keep it a work since I drink tea every morning. I got one for my mom called “Teachers Never Complain but We Do Wine”.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    No, I prefer silence. Although at work, I’m on conference calls a lot so I’ve gotten used to working with hearing talking in the background.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    I do if the scent is good. I don’t like those fake flowery or fruity scents.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    I love hot pink, but more so on others than myself. I’m a die hard neutrals gal when it comes to lip colors.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Not bad! I washed and styled it last night, but it perked up this morning with a bit of dry shampoo. For my fine hair, I also like powder texturizers like Redken Power Grip or Osis Dust It.

    I’m glad your baby shower was fun! Did you have Filipino food? When my Indian friends have wedding or baby showers, the food is always so good! Happy Monday to you and Tabs and Baby Girl. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita!

      Seriously, the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding was at an Indian wedding. El Hub was a groomsman for one and he got to wear the coolest outfit (AND THE SHOES!). The food was amazing and so was the party. lol

      Anywho, we had a mix of different types of food at the shower (I’ll post a pic soon). My friends asked what kind of food I was craving, and I said Italian (what else is new?), so there was a great Italian-inspired spread that included various tea sandwiches, a pasta dish and some caprese salad appetizers on a stick. My mom made some lumpia (which are like Filipino Egg rolls) and bought some traditional Filipino noodles. I ended up doing a little indulging, because I had to! 🙂

      How was your weekend? Did you and the kitties do anything fun?
      Karen recently posted … Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 359

      • Ruchita says:

        Indian weddings are pretty fun! They are so colorful and you are pretty much required to go all out with the bling.

        All the food sounds delicious! I’ve had lumpia a couple of times. My husband’s co-worker is from the Philippines and sometimes she’ll make lumpia for him to bring into work. I ask my husband to save me a couple if possible. They are yummy!

        I had an exciting weekend of cleaning and laundry! I’ve been slacking the last couple of weeks and it was necessary. Of course the cats all scram when the sweeper comes out. 🙂

        • Karen says:

          If like vinegar or sour sauces, you have to try lumpia with this sauce that is often served with it. Mince some fresh garlic, and then add it to some white vinegar. Add salt and pepper. You can dip your lumpia into the sauce or spoon it directly into the little roll. It tastes amazing when you eat it with white rice. I’ve also tried it with balsamic and it also tastes very good. 🙂

          Hey, those cleaning weekends are never fun, but at least they’re satisfying!
          Karen recently posted … Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 359

  3. Icequeen81 says:

    . Do you have a favorite mug?
    I had one just broke last friday
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    not always depends on wat
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    like vanilla scented
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    No not my thing
    5. How’s your hair today?
    bleh

  4. Erin says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?

    I used to but my husband broke it accidentally. I got it at World Market many years ago. It was tall and brushed dark emerald green shade with a pink chrysanthemum embossed on the outside. The inside was the same color of pink. I loved it quite a bit it was playful and elegant. It was also 20 oz.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?

    Yes, often times better than without. I prefer instrumental tracks for when I’m writing or foreign language music I can’t speak. Right now I’m listening to my French Cafe station on Pandora. It’s a little tougher for me since I speak French at the intermediate level so I’m always trying to translate on the fly. When I’m cleaning/driving or something, I’ll listen to whatever. I don’t mind doing creative things with music that has words either, just not writing of any sort.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?

    I used to like them, I’m not sure how I feel as an adult.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?

    Of course!

    5. How’s your hair today?

    Down and untamed. I’m probably one or steps away from a Hermione head.

    On a side note about sugary foods, I found that once I stopped eating them regularly, I didn’t crave them much anymore. I still like them but they aren’t a necessity. I usually get myself one dessert a week or if I’m out I might split one with my husband. I’d rather have a carb/protein/fat snack like cheese or wine. Or both.
    Erin recently posted … Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

  5. Syah says:

    Do you have a favorite mug?
    My father in law just gave me a cat mug 🙂 so I guess that’s my new favorite.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    yes but only certain types of music. I like Spotify’s ‘Deep Focus’ playlist.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    Noooooo I have an irrational fear of powder/talc 😛

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    I wanna say yes but I know deep down I’m a mauves-brown-red kinda gal 🙂

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Greasy as a bucket of fries 🙂 I need to get some dry shampoo up in this shiz.

    You looked great at your baby shower Karen – glowing and happy 🙂

  6. Ashleigh says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? My 20oz Disney mugs that I have collected from various park trips over the years. They are perfect for iced coffee and iced tea! Huge mugs are better mugs, indeed.
    http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Monster-Inc-Wazowski-Ceramic/dp/B006WC6XII
    (The Cheshire Cat and Jack Skellington take up half my cupboard alongside that one)
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Yes, I’ve always preferred having background music on while I work. If it involves a lot of reading, it has to be instrumental though.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I do! The Too Faced Chocolate bronzers, of course! I’ve never smelled the Terracotta bronzer though. I bet I would love that one too.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? I wish, but I’ve been told numerous times that hot pink is not my color… 🙁 I do own and love MAC Burmese Kiss and Melt Shady Lady though. For those feisty moods. 🙂
    5. How’s your hair today? It’s been perpetually in the “hot mess” zone for quite some time- I’m way overdue for a haircut!

  7. Lulle says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Not really. There are a handful of mugs that I like more than the others but I don’t have one favorite.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Yes! It has to be soft music on low volume if I really need to focus, but I actually have a hard time working in complete silence.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    I really like the violet scent of the Météorites by Guerlain!

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    No, I’m not really into pink that much. I’m more of a hot coral kind of girl!

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Right now dirty… I’ve been battling a cold for days and I’m a mess. It’s chilly here and the idea of getting my hair wet makes me want to cough even more :/
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  8. Leah G. says:

    Hi Karen! I’m glad to hear you had a great baby shower! :)This is a short work week for me since I’m going to a 3 day yoga retreat on Friday. Yay!
    ———
    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    For tea I have one with cork bottom from Starbucks that I love. For my morning coffee on work days I love my new Lilly Pulitzer travel mug. It was hard to find the right size to replace one that I broke (my husband found it online) and it has pink lobsters on it.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? It depends on my mood. I like to read with music playing if I’m not at work.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? Dandelion by Benefit. I love it and use it every day (except for in the summer when I use bronzer).

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? I’m not. But my iPhone case has hot pink and purple and the above mug has hot pink lobsters.

    5. How’s your hair today? My hair is down today. It’s a little windblown but overall it’s a good hair day.

  9. Tanji says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Actually I have two. One is Mickey Mouse in pj’s with the words – “Not a morning person” on it and the other is a big enormous mug that probably takes at least 3 k-cups to fill.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Yes I have music on all the time unless I’m annoyed then I want silence.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    Yes and no. I use to work in a full service salon (I’m a nail tech) and I LOVED the smell of the powder the barber used on the guys after their cut or shave. That smelled so good!

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    Actually I am. I am African-American and I feel it looks really pretty with my skin tone.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Pulled up in a very messy pony tail. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tanji,

      Oh, how cool that you’re a nail tech! So, I’m dying to know — what are your favorite base and top coats? I’m looking for something that’s both sturdy and shiny.
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      • Tanji says:

        Hi Karen!! I’m loving all things OPI. For natural nails they have a strengthening base coat that’s great. And for acrylics that have a base coat that helps the polish stick to the product so you can actually have a two week manicure that doesn’t chip. My go to top coat has Always been “Out the door” 🙂

  10. Trude says:

    I’m so glad you had a great shower – love that color on you! 🙂

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Yup, but it’s currently in storage… it’s a huge green one from Starbucks that I’ve had for years. I usually only do one 8 oz cup in the morning, but then I add like 4 oz of creamer so I need a fairly large mug. 😉

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Only classical. Otherwise I’ll end up singing along! And I’m so with you on turning things off if you’re trying to navigate somewhere new.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    I really love my chocolate bar palette, good lawd that smells good!

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    In the summer, definitely! Otherwise I tend to lean fuchsia or true red if I’m doing major color on my lips.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Needs to be washed! But not until after my workout. 🙂
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  11. Stephanie says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? No, but I’m on the hunt for one. We had sushi last week and we sat at the sushi bar. I saw a really cute lucky cat Japanese mug on the bar that I’ve been trying to find. I saw a few on eBay but the shipping is insane.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Depends on the music. If it’s something that I don’t like, no. I can’t tune it out if I don’t like it. If it’s music I like or that I’m indifferent about, then yes.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I do. I like anything with a floral scent.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Absolutely!

    5. How’s your hair today? I blow dried it and flat ironed it. I got it colored and cut over the weekend so it’s still a little funky. I had her take off a little more than I really wanted to. I had a coloring accident last summer and I ended up doing three different coloring processes in less than a month. Surprisingly my hair wasn’t as fried as you’d expect. BUT it was damaged. My hair dresser actually said it’s amazing I have any hair left at all. This last cut got the last of the damage, it feels so much healthier but it’s not happy about being cut.

    • Karen says:

      Ooh, where did you go to sushi? I’m not craving at the moment but after Baby Girl arrives I think I’ll be in the mood again!
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      • Stephanie says:

        We found a really good place here in Petaluma, it’s called Gohan’s. It’s in the Kohl’s shopping center, which I know sounds odd. But it’s REALLY good sushi and it’s always busy. I’m always amazed at how much sushi I can eat in one sitting.

        • Karen says:

          Noted! Normally I love it but pregnancy for some reason makes fish taste funky. I’m looking forward to eating it again! Did you have anything in particular that stood out, like a special roll or something?
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          • Stephanie says:

            I love the Last Samurai Roll which is crab salad, spicy tuna, salmon, spicy mayo, avacado, unagi sauce and tempura flakes. Hubby likes Chef Steve roll which is tempura shrimp, crab salad, tuna and avocado. The rolls are huge, I think it’s 10 pieces and I always eat every last bite!

  12. 1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Yes. I actually have two: One work-mug and one relaxation-mug. Not to be confused!

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    No. Absolutely not. I need silence to work.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    No. Not keen on scented things in general.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    No. Red all the way.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Amazing. Freaking amazing. I have been to the salon for the first time in two years and had it cut and colored and blow dried and now I never want to wash it again!
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  13. Jennifer says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? yes, I found it at T.J. Maxx. It’s white with brightly colored polka dots.
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? like you, it depends on the task. if I’m editing photos or doing graphics, I like music. If I’m writing, it doesn’t work.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I love them but I don’t think I have any right now 🙁
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Oh yeah baby. I was born with hot pink lips.
    5. How’s your hair today? Just lovely. I’m having such a good hair day. It has a bit of body but it isn’t like southern big hair body and the ends have life and a bit of wave. I’m using a new (to me anyway) Bumble and Bumble shampoo called Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner. I’m really loving it. It makes my hair look just out of the salon.

    • Karen says:

      Bumble and Bumble makes good stuff. I used their Gentle Shampoo and Super Rich Conditioner FOR YEARS, and even though I love trying other lines, I always go back to them. Have you ever tried any of their beach wave sprays? They released one last year that’s really good. Not too crunchy and has a good amount of wave to it. Smells divine, too!
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  14. Christine says:

    OMG I see palabok!!! 😀

  15. Linda says:

    Hi Karen, Thanks for your lovely blog, I’ve been a part of it for about 5 years now!
    1 – No favorite mug, any old cup will do for me.
    2 – Classical music only. Contemporary music makes me get up and get moving.
    3 – None scented or lightly scented only, otherwise it makes me sneeze.
    4 – I am more of a light pink/nude lip kind of girl.
    5 – 2nd day hair, which as we all know, is the best!
    Have a lovely day, keep posting your fabulous pics!

  16. NFJ says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    My best friend got me one and had my name carved into it. I grew up always wanting my name on stuff, stickers, pencils, anything!!! My name is so unusual it was on NOTHING. So when my Bestie surprised me with this mug WITH my name on it I was in heaven. I protect it like it’s offspring!

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Depends on my mood and the music. Classical for school type stuff,learning and memorizing and funky pop for creative. NOTHING when I’m reading for pleasure. If anything is on I do that re-read the same sentence forever stuff!

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    NO! Have not met one I like yet…

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    Yes, when I’m feeling bold and crazy, fearless and sexy!
    My color is called “Fiesta”! How great is that? When I put it on I know I’m bringing the party!

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Still trying to recover from the MASSIVE amount of hair spray it got hit with for an event on Saturday. Takes a week or two for it to get enough TLC via hair masques and the like to be back to it’s old healthy self. Today it’s hiding in a top-knot!

    • Karen says:

      Hi NFJ,

      What a sweet gift from your friend. I’m the same way about finding my name on stuff too, and for some reason growing up I couldn’t always find Karen, even though it’s a fairly common name. Weird! To this day, whenever I see it on stickers, keychains, or whatever, I always want to get whatever doo-dad it’s on. I hope your special mug never, ever breaks!
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  17. Allison C says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? In fact, I collect Crabtree & Evelyn anniversary mugs and within my collection I have 2 favorites. One is multicolored and is unique among all the C&E mugs, and the other fave has a beautiful design although it is blue on a cream background like most of the others.
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? yes I wrote my dissertation with Rach #3 playing in the background
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? Hmm, I don’t really know. I bought a scented body powder from Santa Maria Novella in one of my signature scents, but face powder, I honestly can’t say any of my powders have a scent that stands out.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? absolutely, especially in summer!
    5. How’s your hair today? Surprisingly silky smooth, though I need to wash it. The stuff from Living Proof has begun to pay off!
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  18. India says:

    Ok first, the Guerlain terracotta bronzer is only 20 bucks at costco!
    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    I have a favorite mug from a trip to mustique, it was handpainted and is really intricate
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    I definitely can concentrate with music
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    I don’t like nor dislike them, unless they are so scented I can smell it across the room
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    I can’t pull of a hot pink lipstick, I’ve tried
    5. How’s your hair today?
    Eh, it’s pretty flat 🙁
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  19. Nati says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    I love my mugs, but nope, I don’t have a favourite one. But I can only drink cappuccino in a transparent glass mug, does that count?

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Yes I can unless I am stressed, then I can bare any background noise.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    Yes!! well, as long as it a delicious scent. Some very artificial scents do bug me. My fave are always by Guerlain (they’re the best)

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    not really. I’m more of a fiery orange lipstick kinda girl 😉
    5. How’s your hair today?

  20. Lauren says:

    You look so stunning, glowing, and best of all: HAPPY! The top photos are so serene…I love everything about them!

    1)favorite mug: don’t laugh. It’s ginormous, purple, with Tinker bell on it. No clue why or when I got it!

    2) Tricky!! I need music when I’m doing makeup. Always. If I’m reading or writing, Mozart on volume 1 may wrk, but I’ve never tried it! I usually need silence with any studies.

    3) I do, but I need a recommendation!

    4) any and all pinks…YES!!!

    5) I could post a pic of my hair, but it would take up your whole blog! Sooo out of control because of the weather, so it’s tied back!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lauren,

      If you’re ever at a Guerlain counter, give their powder bronzers a sniff. Also, the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder smells amaze-balls!

      I feel your pain about your hair, LOL! Mine is currently up in a messy bun.

      I hope that you have a great week! Anything exciting planned? I think I’m going to ask El Hub out on a dinner date since we’re probably not gonna get out much once Baby Girl comes along. I want to go to this place in SF called Foreign Cinema:

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/foreign-cinema-san-francisco

      They play movies outdoors while you’re eating dinner, which I think is pretty cool.
      Karen recently posted … Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 359

      • Lauren says:

        Your date night looks sooo fun!! You’ll both love the time together and I can so babysit BG!!! 😉

        My plans for the week now include deliciously scented powders! Thanks for the advice!! Hubs will be travelling Wed and Thursday, so I’ll tire out my 60 pound lap dog, and hit the counters! Always my happy place! Thanks, Karen!!

        • Karen says:

          LOL! Virtual auntie babysitting! I wish!

          Hey, those big dogs are THE BEST. I used to live with a monster of black lab and he was the sweetest. Where do you guys like to walk? (Or do you run?)

          • Lauren says:

            Ahhhh mine is half lab too and SO SPOILED! In Odon we Walk for ours a day in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Beautiful parks! We are heading on our midnight wake now! What does “run” mean? LOL!

            I’ll totally be a Skype nanny!!!

          • Lauren says:

            London not Oden lol

  21. Bonnie Clyne says:

    How is my hair today? I’m currently on my second haircut after having to switch stylists because mine moved away. It’s not bad, but not great either. Hmmmm.

  22. Rachel R. says:

    I’m glad you had a nice baby shower and got to have a little cake. 🙂

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? Yes. After my first son was born, my hubby had a custom mug made for me with a photo of him holding our son. The other side says I love mom on it.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Usually

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I prefer unscented, because of allergies and sensitive skin. I do really love Too Faced’s cocoa scent, though! Guerlain Meteorites violet scent is another favorite, though usually I shy away from florals on the face.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Absolutely!!!

    5. How’s your hair today? In a greasy ponytail, and in desparate need of a root touch-up.

  23. Sakura says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?

    Yes, it has butterflies and flowers on it and a scalloped edge. It reminds me of summer and all the happy hours I spend watching my flower garden as the hummingbirds and butterflies visit. I am planning what to plant now.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    If it is my music, yes.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    No,that’s just not my thing.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    Yes, I love sheer hot pink lipstick.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    I have a chin length inverted bob, which is soft and curled at the ends.

  24. Chelsea says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Not really! I don’t drink coffee or tea.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    I *need* music or TV in the background to concentrate. Silence is not comfortable for me.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    No, I’m very sensitive to fragrances in face products.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    Definitely not. I don’t think it’s flattering, but mostly, it’s just not me.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    A hot mess. My bangs did not cooperate.

    I just got my MAC Face and Body in the mail! It’s a little dark, but I think it’s sheer enough to work if it doesn’t break me out, and if not, I can always buy the white to mix in. I love the finish and sheerness.

  25. Sakura says:

    Oh,I meant to mention how incredibly cute you look!

  26. Efrain says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Nope, I just grab one and make my coffee/tea/infusion.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    I always have problems with concentrating but I don’t like being without background music so I end up playing music really low when I need to concentrate and I even forget what I’m hearing.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    I haven’t bought any scented powder but I’m really picky with scents and even though I want to buy the Meteorites I’m not fan of the violet scent.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    If socially was completely accepted I’d be a hot pink lipstick guy, I really like bright colors.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    A little awful, I cut it (a lot, I haven’t taken a proper selfie to tell the world) but I didn’t wash it today and with the shorter length it gets awkward.

    I’m back from Veracruz (our home state) because today is holiday in Mexico and my granddad is really sick, so we went to see him. He’s better but I didn’t rest like I wanted to.

    Are baby showers with many games and really funny like here?
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  27. Tatiana says:

    Can I just say what a great view you have out of that window!!
    1. Do you have a favorite mug? Oh my yes. An all white mug that holds a ton of coffee or tea or masala chai, from the French company Emile Henry. My backup mug is a navy blue one with the logo from the university my Dear Daughter graduated from. But it’s not as roomy and sometimes you just need a lot of coffee or masala chai.
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Not sure. If I’m really concentrating on something I tend not to notice the background music. Sometimes it’s disturbing and other times, once I get going I don’t notice it.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? Ugh. No way. Love what Guerlain Meteorites do for my skin. HATE the scent.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Never used to be. But a couple of seasons ago on Project Runway one of the designer’s asked her model to be made up with a hot pink lip and I immediately had to run out and try it the next day. And now I love it.
    5. How’s your hair today?
    A sad grungy mess. I need a haircut, but that’s not til Friday. Went to the gym and my trainer whipped my bum into to shape. So even though I showered and washed my hair afterwards, it just doesn’t feel very good today and I can’t get it to style the way I like. Looks like it’s barrettes and head bands until Friday.

  28. Suzanne C says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    I do. I got it at Kennedy Space Center. It’s pink and says Space Princess.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Not really. Although I love having music on when I’m cleaning. The Eagles, the Bee Gees, and Elton John are particularly good for that.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    No, no, no, no! My skin is hyper-sensitive to perfumes. I think I’m breaking out just talking about it! 😉

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    I have to be in the right mood, but I do like to rock either a hot pink lip or a red lip sometimes.

    5. How’s your hair today?
    I’m on day 8 of a cold. Let’s just say it’s clean and leave it at that…

  29. Jen says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? Yup! A huge turquoise-y teal Fiestaware mug.
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Not really. I get easily distracted.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I barely have a sense of smell, so I don’t think I’ve ever noticed.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Yes! The more obnoxious the day, the more obnoxious the lipstick (like KVD in Jeffree or OCC lip tar in Anime). I often have hot pink lipstick on Mondays. 🙂
    5. How’s your hair today? Pretty good! I got it cut on Saturday, so there’s not much to deal with.

  30. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? Yes! I call it “Pug Mug!” I have a pet pug, Fanny, and my sister gave me a mug with pugs on it for Christmas. It’s adorbs!
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? Yeah, not while driving, but at home, yeah.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I don’t really pay attention to scents with powders. I do like it when they’re new, that new smell, but that’s all I pay attention to.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Yes! Why not? Life’s too short for neutral lips.
    5. How’s your hair today? Waaaaaay too long. I don’t have thick hair, but it’s long, and it’s giving me headaches. But finding a new ‘do that I love is difficult. Hence the length. Next month I’ll make the cut, literally.

  31. Karen says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? I do! It’s actually a Starbucks mug that has a picture of Seattle on it. I’ve had it for years and I love it!
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? I pretty much ALWAYS have music on. If I’m studying, it’s classical; if I’m working, it’s pop/rock. Getting ready is showtunes! Something for everything.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite? I actually don’t really have any powder products except for eyeshadow. I tend to use cream products instead…didn’t realize that until just now haha!
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl? For a night out? Yes. I can’t pull off a red lip but hot pink…guuuuurl!
    5. How’s your hair today? Looking good! It actually cooperated this morning and went up into a nice bun for me. Didn’t have to fight it like I’ve had to lately. I’m growing it out too so I’ve had “growing pains” lol…

  32. Lydia says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? I have an obsession with cute Mugs, right now my favorite one is a black one with pretty blue paint inside.
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? No!
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I love the powders from Lush.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Yeah I like it on occasion.
    5. How’s your hair today? In a horrible awkward stage lol. I’m trying not to cut it before I get married in a couple of months.

  33. Susan C. says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Why, yes. It’s a beautiful blue soup mug from Healing Touch pottery. It has a rhodonite crystal embedded in the handle. It’s so pretty I’m almost afraid to use it!
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    Not really. Anything that requires me to focus usually requires peace and quiet (unless I’m in a cleaning frenzy, then crank it up!).
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    Ooh, I love my Too Faced Chocolate Bar! However, I once tried a scented blush by Physicians Formula, and P.U., it reeked! So it depends on the scent. Chocolate anything is usually a win.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    I own one hot pink lipstick (Milani), which seemed like a fresh, springy idea at the time. Unfortunately, even with foundation my skin is so pink that my “fresh” look was more florid than I realized. Oops.
    5. How’s your hair today?
    My hair, today, is spectacular. It was long overdue for a wash, so got a fresh ‘poo and a blowout and looked fantastic all day! Of course…because I stayed home today and didn’t see a soul. Guess I should’ve taken a selfie as evidence.

  34. Aury says:

    First of all, I really love the picture up top! It’s got a serene quality to it. And with your tummy and the mug, it so cute!

    1. I do have a favorite mug! It’s one with a sea star and says “seas the day.” I actually want to start some sort of cute mismatched mug collection.
    2. I’m a music lover, but I can’t concentrate with it on! If I’m reading something, I end up focusing on the lyrics instead. Most of my music loving friends couldn’t study without it, but it always distracted me more. However, I have to have it on when I’m driving or working out. (But I’ll also turn it down if I’m lost.)
    3. Scented powder products aren’t really my thing, but I do have Too Faced’s Cocoa Powder Foundation, which smells nice during application.
    4. I feel like I’m more of a red lipstick girl that just can’t always resist the beautiful hot pinks out there!
    5. My hair was washed yesterday, but I didn’t bother styling it since I’ll be washing it again after the gym. So it’s up in a very-not-cute messy bun.

  35. 1. Do you have a favorite mug?

    Not really. But I do like my ‘genius at work’ mug.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?

    No. I need absolute silence.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?

    Not really.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?

    Nah, I prefer to keep it soft and subtle.

    5. How’s your hair today?

    In a side braid, as (almost) always.
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  36. Jennifae says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug?
    Yes, and it’s usually the biggest mug in the house.

    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background?
    It depends on the music, the volume, and what I’m working on. I usually work with music in the background, and it’s fine for routine tasks, but for really important things that require my concentration, I need absolute silence.

    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one?
    I like the cocoa scent in some of Too Faced products. Other than that, I prefer unscented powder products. I try not to buy anything with a floral scent.

    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy?
    Yes! I love me some hot pink!

    5. How’s your hair today?
    Side part with a braid.
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  37. Aj says:

    1. My favorite mug would be between the red owl shaped one I got from TJ Maxx about a year ago and the owl printed mug I received from my best friend.
    2. Mostly yes, sometimes I get distracted by the song and rock out, but most of the time I manage not to. I listen to music while studying – the rocking out helps clear the brain from time to time 😀
    3. Not really.
    4. I like it from time to time, hot pinks can look quite bad on me so I’m really picky with them. I think I have 4 or 5 right now that I own and like.
    5. My hair feels soft, doesn’t look so great though due to the lack of sleep and wind outside.

  38. Ree says:

    1. Do you have a favorite mug? I have a mug fetish. I don’t have a favorite because I don’t want to hurt any of their feelings.
    2. Can you concentrate with music playing in the background? I do chores better with music playing in the background – basically the music makes tasks that I can’t be arsed to do more tolerable.
    3. Do you like scented powder products, and if you do, what’s your favorite one? I think Givenchy powders have a lovely scent that I like. Also, this question reminded me of those flavored Urban Decay body powders that came out a bazillion years ago that I used to love.
    4. Are you a hot pink lipstick kinda girl/guy? Aw hell no. I love sheer lipsticks and neutrals. I just bought a mauve lipstick and even that makes me nervous. I’m all like, is it too bold even tho everyone thinks it’s MLBB.
    5. How’s your hair today? Wavy, crazy & dark.

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