Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 416

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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. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, otherwise known as “the best dry shampoo on the planet, and perhaps even the universe.”

    I always get one or more of them when I can snag them on sale, like during the Sephora VIB sales, because I never want to be without at least one backup bottle.

  2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    Hmm… Let’s see… I think it was my brother.

    Yeah, it was my brother. He called the other night while I was eating dinner/shoveling food into my face, and we talked for about 10 minutes about baby poo and DJ’s…

    And then before that it was my mom, who called earlier in the day, and I think we may have also talked about baby poo… It’s been a hot topic round here.

  3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    Can I just say here that there are a lot of bad movies on Netflix?

    I know this because I spend most of my days lately feeding Connor Claire while watching Netflix (it’s our version of “Netflix and Chill,” HA!), and I’ve started and stopped so many bad movies that I think I pulled a muscle in my remote control hand.

    I don’t know where I’m going with this…

    I think the movie was actually something we rented on iTunes called Results, with Guy Pearce.

    I mean, on the scale of bad, it wasn’t absolutely terrible, but it was just…I dunno…boring. It didn’t really seem to go anywhere.

  4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    “Well, hello, little person!” which I say to Connor Claire whenever she gets up for a feeding or a diaper change.

    And I also say “Get that butt outta my face!” to Tabs quite a lot.

    LOL!

  5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    For me, it’s See’s Candies, fo’ sho’!

    Mmm… Milk chocolate buttercream…

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1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
5. Who makes the best chocolate?

How’s it going it this morning? What did you do for Easter?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Chelsea says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    Sunscreen and cotton pads!

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    I called my mom last night. 🙂

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    Oh man. I remember watching Black Hat in the theater a year or so go, with Chris Hemsworth, and it was so bad. We went with my husband’s friends since they’re all programmers and wanted to see how inaccurate it was. It was super inaccurate, but the story was just so bad, along with the acting.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    I say “Momma loves you!” to the animals a lot. I also say “YASSSS” a lot.

    5. Who makes the best chocolate? Chocolove!

  2. Amy says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    Boing concealer. Matches my skin tone uncannily and sticks.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    Texted w my sister 5 minutes ago. Spoke the my Mom and other sister yesterday… Lots of aunts and cousins the day before. Phew! High on the Fam contact quotient this week

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    Ice Age 2. Looking for a good kid movie, but had to turn it off when the hapless nice prehistoric animal kept getting bullied for laughs

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    Let’s go out! Who’s ready to go out?? To my dog, obviously. 🙂

    5. Who makes the best chocolate?

    I’m with you on the Sees!! But also very partial to dark Ritter bars.

  3. Rachael Deliz says:

    It’s been absolutely forever since I fill one of these in, so time to get back on that horse as the saying goes….

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? Sunscreen. I’m a redhead who’s super pale and my son is only slightly less so we go through a lot of it very quickly.
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? This morning, planning a meal with dietary restrictions is hard so I like to bounce ideas from my mom since she does it daily.
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? Something on SyFy. It was so bad I don’t even remember the name of it but it had alligators that mutated from bad moonshine. It was atrocious and completely incorrect in the scientific side.
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? “What does Waldorf (my cat) say?” My 14 month old meows to the cats whenever he sees them. “Get your feet under you” is another since he’s just shy of walking.
    5. Who makes the best chocolate? My mom, but that might be because it’s chocolate ganache thinned out to just enough to sip. Sometimes she uses chipotle chocolate and I think that’s even better.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachael,

      Ooh, those SyFy movies are baaaaaad. I don’t think I’ve ever actually watched a good one, LOL! They’re mildly entertaining if you’re in the mood though.

      That’s so cute that your little one meows at your cat. Is Waldorf cool with him? Tabs is mostly disinterested in Connor Claire. 🙂
      Karen recently posted … Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 416

  4. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. Neutrogena spf 30 Sunscreen! I buy it whenever I see it on sale. I have a drawer full. I’ve used it on my face for about 10 years and at 31 I’m the only one I know without crows feet.

    2. Over the phone: last night I enjoyed a group call with my parents and sister to wish them happy Easter. Over text: my mom about 3 minutes ago. We talked about my dad. He’s weird.

    3. Cars 2. I have little boys.

    4. “Please don’t hit your brother.”

    5. The Chocolate Bar in naperville, IL. I’m salivating just thinking about it!

  5. Lulle says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    My cotton pads for makeup removal! Seriously I’m super picky, and I’ve finally found one that satisfies my needs (it’s the rectangles from Ulta), I never want to run out and have to use the scratchy stuff from the drugstore again!

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    Mother-in-law on Saturday. She had problems with her computer and I did some technical support over the phone, lol!

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    Maze Runner 2. That thing was really bad… I suppose the target audience is young adults so I guess it wasn’t meant for me.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    Minou! which means kitty in French, any time my cat walks on my face/my keyboard/tries to drink my water, etc. He’s got no boundaries…

    5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    Belgian brands, especially Guylian seafood shaped chocolates, or small artisans.

    It’s really gray here this morning! Where’s my morning sunshine? It looks so much like a Monday right now, boring and depressing!
    Lulle recently posted … #FrenchFriday : Cartier Baiser Vole, a Bouquet of White Lilies

  6. Leah G. says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    Origins Gloom Away scrub.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? Saw my parents, in-laws and my brother yesterday at Easter (at my house). They came out from Western Mass. 🙂

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? I don’t remember…we’ve been watching mostly shows (and shows on Netflix) as well as documentaries. Nothing bad jumps out at me right now that I can think of.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? Wicked.

    5. Who makes the best chocolate? Lake Champlain Chocolates. They have a sea salt almond one that’s great. Also this little shop called Chocolate Therapy in my town makes excellent truffles.

  7. Jennifer says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? My favorite Korres lip butter in Jasmine and I’m panicking because I’m halfway through my last one. I need to order a couple more stat.
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? Last night, I talked to my mom to say happy Easter.
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? Boy, there have been a couple. Last weekend we tried to watch Spectre and turned it off halfway through because we were So Bored. As a huge James Bond fan, I was terribly disappointed that I couldn’t even finish it. Last night we watched Black Mass with Johnny Depp, another disappointment.
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? “hey doll”
    5. Who makes the best chocolate? Karl Bissinger’s in St. Louis, Black Dinah in Maine
    Jennifer recently posted … Lemon Bar Recipe

  8. Heather L says:

    1. I like to have a backup of each of my most important makeup brushes. It seems to take them forever to dry after I wash them, so if I want to wear makeup the day after the wash I need a backup. Color correctors I need backups too – no matter which foundation I am using I use these every day.
    2. My cat, five minutes ago. (Yes he counts!!!)
    3. That’s a tough question, because the bad movies are the least memorable! I honestly can’t remember (and that’s probably a good thing!)
    4. Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit, or “nothing comes from nothing.” You’ve got to take action to make your dreams a reality!
    5. The Belgians. Godiva comes to mind first, but then again I’ve never met a Belgian chocolate I didn’t like!

  9. Jessica Rubinson says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    John Frieda Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Creme! It is the only thing that makes my crazy hair somewhat decent!
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    I just spoke to my grandma on the phone twenty minutes ago!
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    The last two movies I saw were amazing, so I’m not sure. (:
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    ‘Your so classy’ sarcastically to my friends and family!
    5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    I love the vegan chocolate chips from Whole Foods!

  10. Kwmechelle says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? My MAC brow pencil in Spiked. Speaking of which, I need to restock this week. Oh, and Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara. Current never-ending love affair with this stuff.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? Just this morning. Spoke to my brother. He woke me up on his way out. Grrr! Huge no-no. I take my beauty sleep pretty seriously!

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? Beast Of No Nation. First off, let me just say, that I’m obsessed with Idris Elba. Obsessed! And I was excited about watching this movie. But it was awful. The acting was awesome. And I think the story needed to be told. But the content, the subject matter, was awful, IMO. Still obsessed with Idris, though. He just needs to consult with me in the future before he accepts movie offers.😉
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? Dude! I say that so much that most who know me don’t even look at me odd anymore. I kinda make up words, as in, I have my own vocabulary. I can also turn any word into a verb. And I really think pig Latin should be a required course!

    5. Who makes the best chocolate? I am an equal opportunity chocolate lover. I really don’t discriminate. And I usually keep a Snicker’s bar, a Kit Kat (which my nephew calls kitty kat), and a bag of M&Ms on deck at all times. See what I mean? Equal opportunity chocolate lover 🙂

    Confession: I now find myself coming here just to see pics of Connor Claire. Sure, I’m still in love with this blog. And I’m loving the intern posts. But nothing beats seeing photos of your doll baby. Not even a fresh tube of mascara, which is almost, like, impossible to do! Happy spring, dude. Hopefully, you have a baby stroller so you & the princess can take advantage of this beautiful spring weather.
    Sign,
    Your East Coast homie

  11. Kalli says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    John Freida’s Dream Curl spray. It’s my favorite curly hair product and I always pick up an extra when the Frizz-Ease line is BOGO at Ulta.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    Yesterday, when my mom called me to chit chat.

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    I watch a lot of bad stuff on Netflix too! And sometimes Amazon Prime. Anyway, most recently I watched Larry Crowne on Netflix. It wasn’t super bad, but it wasn’t great either. I wasn’t totally paying attention to it but other than Larry goes back to college and meets Julia Roberts the angry professor, I couldn’t tell you what the storyline was.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    Oh mah gawd!

    5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    Oh I have a lot of favorites! I love Dove, See’s and Lindor. I like anything fancy at World Market. My family has farm property up in Ohio Amish country and there’s this little Amish owned chocolate shop called Coblentz and their stuff is AMAZING. Chocolate covered Ritz cracker peanut butter sandwiches?! YES PLEASE. And their dark chocolate almond bark is to die for. And I just found out they have a website that takes orders (brb ordering everything) http://coblentzchocolates.com/
    Kalli recently posted … Nude Lip Kick

  12. 1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    Alpha-H Liquid Gold. Literally transformed my complexion.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    This morning. Both of my sisters called asking for baby news.

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    Spectre. Honestly, that Bond was so disappointing!

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    I cant think of one right now.

    5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    Lindt.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Time saviors – Surviving as a new mom

  13. Erin says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?

    Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion, since I used about 1/3 of my first bottle, I’ve always had a back up waiting.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?

    I texted my mom yesterday and I speak to my husband as often as possible!

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?

    I think it was called Vampire Academy or something. A friend said it was good. She’s only 20 so I should have known better. Our tastes are not the same.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?

    Is Hella a phrase? Or Dude? I say both a lot.

    5. Who makes the best chocolate?

    The best commercial chocolatier? I’m not sure. I like Voges a lot. See’s is ok.

    As for Easter, ours was fine. I had some of my husbands friends come over for dinner and I put out a spread. It’s hard in the military, you have a lot of family separation issues or inability to go home regularly so I always try to do my part by providing a home cooked meal, a nice glass of wine or beer, adult conversation, and lots of playtime with my pets to help ease them through the pain of being alone. I do this at most of the big holidays, it’s expensive but it’s worth it to me to make a few people forget their troubles. It also makes my husband look like a rockstar boss and co-worker.
    Erin recently posted … Play by Sephora

  14. Tatiana says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? Sunscreen. The Dear Husband brings back bottles and bottles of sunscreen from Japan for me. I apply sunscreen so many time a day I run out quickly.
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? My husband this morning before he left for the office. My daughter came by for Easter dinner last night and we chatted then.
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? It was a French movie with Juliette Binoche called “Caché” I think it was supposed to be suspenseful but it was just boring.
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? “Oy!” As in “Oy! Get off the table!” or “Oy! Quit scratching the cabinet door!” when I’m yelling at bad Nora kitty.
    5. Who makes the best chocolate? So much good chocolate out there. I’m partial to chocolates from Guitard, Recchiuti and Michel Cluizel.

  15. Rachel R. says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion. It’s my most used/favorite, and I always have at least two on hand.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? Not counting my hubby and kids, who live with me, it was my brother. I was dropping off my son at his place and said, “Happy Easter,” etc.

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? I don’t remember. I haven’t watched any movies in the last month or so.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? “Don’t touch/take my stuff without asking!!!” (It doesn’t work.)

    5. Who makes the best chocolate? Euphoria Chocolate Company from my hometown of Eugene, OR. Amazing! I love their hot cocoa mix, as well. I always buy at least 5 lbs. of it during their Choctober sale to last the year. I also like See’s and Lindt.

  16. Mel. B. says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? Lip gloss
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? I spent the afternoon with both my mom and my sister-in-law.
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? “Preggoland”… it is bad as it sounds.
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? Namaste
    5. Who makes the best chocolate? Godiva

  17. Fran says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? My base that’s also my sunscreen — IT Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50 — I mix Fair and Light, so I need a backup of each!
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? I talk to my son every day. Thank goodness, since we live in the same apartment!
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? I don’t remember. We don’t watch very many movies — it has to be something we both agree on — so at least one of us has to think it’s good!
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? “Yup!”
    5. Who makes the best chocolate? Scharffen Berger. It’s the best for making molten chocolate mousse cakes!

  18. 1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?

    Mattifying powder! Can’t go without mattifying powder.

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?\

    Yesterday. Chatted with my mom for a bit on Facebook.

    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?

    Everest, on the plane to Japan. Liked it a lot!

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?

    ”Yummy!”

    5. Who makes the best chocolate?

    Neuhaus is my aaaaabsolute favorite chocolatier! But I also really like sister band Côte d’Or. And Guylian, for its chocolate sea shells! (Belgium representtttt!)
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  19. NFJ says:

    Who makes the best chocolate?

    One of the best things about the time I lived in Finland was the candy brand Fazer. Ladies, their chocolate will change your life.
    AND it’s now in the USA. You are welcome!

  20. Allison C says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of? IT Cosmetics CC Cream
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family? today, I spoke to my cousin in Australia and his mom who’s my aunt
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched? Ooooh, tough one. I screen movies so much before watching them, that I haven’t seen any really bad ones. That said, it would be the latest Star Wars movie, I guess. It was OK, not great but not really bad.
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot? I say “excellent” a lot, but that’s not a phrase.
    5. Who makes the best chocolate? my favorite commercial chocolate is Dove. My favorite candy store candy is Belgian Leonidas Chocolate
    Allison C recently posted … Make Contouring Easier with Beauty Junkees Contour Brush Set

  21. Allison C says:

    Thank you, Melissa! I actually wondered what you’d think. I know that Leonidas is not the most expensive Belgian chocolate, but I have loved it for years. Their white chocolate bon bons, I love. And their gianduja is my favorite. And their dark chocolate is yummy too.
    Allison C recently posted … Friday Find: L’Oreal Infallible Gel Eyeliner

  22. Susan C. says:

    1. What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?
    Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, lightest shade. It’s basically a tinted moisturizer with SPF and Retinol. My skin loves it. I mix it with an SPF 50 sunscreen and wear it daily.
    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    Saturday night. I phoned my mom from Boscov’s (department store) for decorating advice about something I was buying for my brother’s house. I didn’t really need the advice; sometimes I just like to hear her voice.:-)
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    Oh, gosh. “Tremors” starring Kevin Bacon…but it was the best kind of bad. Only saw part of it, though.
    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    I use “dude” and “oy vei” but oddly never saw the need to combine the two!
    5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    Neuhaus, no contest. So yummy, I even like the flavors I don’t usually like.

  23. Berkeley Anne says:

    . What’s one beauty product you like to always have a backup of?

    Meaningful beauty glowing serum. It makes my face absolutely glow. I love it

    2. When was the last time you spoke to someone in your family?
    Today I drove down to my grandparents house to see my grandfather
    3. What was the last bad movie you watched?
    I have to say probably fighting dragon jumping lion.

    4. What’s a phrase you say a lot?
    Um….I say holy (noun,adjective,adverb,really any word) as in holy cow or holy cold or holy fluffy puppy.
    5. Who makes the best chocolate?
    I’m not a big fan of chocolate but sees or Lindt. I’m from Cali and my boyfriend brought me chocolate from Europe (Cadbury) but I didn’t like it as much as sees butterscotch candy 👅 Yummy.

    Easter was great. My older brother proposed to his girl friend at Disneyland and it was really sweet. Now she has a 2.6 carat diamond on her finger and is living the life. 💍

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