Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 421

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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 eight (!) 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 the most creative thing you’ve done lately?
    I’ve really started getting into hand lettering! El Hub got me these cool watercolor brush pens by Tombow (they have a fine point tip on one end a bigger, softer brush-y tip on the other), and I’ve been doodling with them every day and thinking up little phrases. I like that it uses a different creative part of my brain!
  2. The first beauty product I used today was _____.
    Beauty-wise, the first thing I do every morning is wash my face, so it was Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser.

    It’s been on my bathroom shelf since February, and I’m still into it (minor miracle)! It comes out of the bottle in a soft, soothing foam, and it leaves my skin feeling clean without stripping it bone dry. Two paws up.

  3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    To win the lottery, LOL! But en lieu of that happening…I’d happily settle for being able to cross everything off of my to-do list in a timely manner.
  4. Where do you find joy?
    In my daughter’s smile and my tabby’s purrs. Every time I see or hear either one, happiness fills my heart. love
  5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Believe it or not, this time I wouldn’t sleep! 🙂 Connor’s been sleeping for longer stretches at night of 4-5 hours, so I’m starting to function somewhat more normally…somewhat…during the daylight waking hours, so I’d take that extra hour to exercise.

    I’ve missed getting my sweat on!

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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. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
4. Where do you find joy?
5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?

Mmm…peanut butter on toast. Quickie breakfast today because I’m taking Connor to the pediatrician for her two-month visit. It’s supposed to be a warm one here in Northern California. I hope it’s nice where you are, too. If you need a little sunshine, I’ll send it to ya.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Ewwww, peanut butter…! (sowwy :-))

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?

    Create a business website for a friend!

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.

    My L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil.

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be for my man to come home with good news.

    4. Where do you find joy?

    Traveling. Quality time with friends and family. And chocolate, of course.

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?

    Watch some more Netflix, probably.
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  2. Becky says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?

    Started a blog! Ha! Who’d’a thunk?! I’m pretty new to it all, but it’s fun so far!

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.

    Some Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Man I love that stuff. It’s like a facial in a tub!

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.

    To fly home and see my sister. She just got engaged and I want to start wedding planning with her so bad.

    4. Where do you find joy?

    Drawing, reading, writing, laughing with my husband, and on the back of a horse.

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?

    Bake a cake! I have no time/inclination right now!
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  3. Chelsea says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    Hmmm… My burlesque dance class?

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar!

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    A ModCloth coupon? LOL Probably a windfall of money or weight loss.

    4. Where do you find joy?
    Aerial, dancing, hooping, my pets, spending time on the couch with my husband…

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Lay in bed!

  4. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. Teaching my 3yo the alphabet. It is fun thinking up new activities and ways to teach him and it is beyond satisfying when he recognizes and learns a new letter.
    2. Deodorant. That counts, right?
    3. For both my boys to nap at the same time today. Combo naps rule.
    4. I’m nature
    5. Read a book. Or put away laundry.

  5. Jane says:

    I am going to give this a shot.
    1. The most creative thing I have done recently was make a blintze loaf. We have a Costco size box of Bisquick, so I couldn’t resist. I had a slice for breakfast this morning. Yum!

    2.My first beauty product today was eye cream.
    3. I wish the sun would come out today and the weather would behave like spring! It’s been cold here on the East coast.
    4. I guess like all moms, I get my biggest pleasure when I hear my son say “I love you too”. He’s 15 and we still say I love you to each other before we both go to bed at night.
    5.If I had an extra hour in my day, I’d sleep!( I told you it’ll get better).

    Just in case I forget, Happy Mother’s Day Mama!

    Love,
    This “Old Broad” Jane

  6. Erin says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?

    It’s a tie between dreaming, day dreaming, and changing song lyrics to suit my situation on the fly. Other than my normal blog work and cooking it’s been a bit of a creative desert if you will.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.

    Does coffee count? I feel like it counts.

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.

    There is too long of a list. Around the top of it and in the realm of reasonable: That my mom finds a new place to live. The house she’s living in is being sold and she doesn’t have much more time to find a place.

    4. Where do you find joy?

    In the little things. Flowers, sunsets, pet hugs, and lipstick :p

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?

    Most of my thoughts include “magical thinking” or science fiction when asked these kinds of questions but I’d like to take a walk with my dog. I had a toenail decide to jump ship so my foot is tender and in some pain so I’m not sure I’d be able to accomplish walking for pleasure but I’d sure like too!
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  7. Lulle says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    If I exclude creating makeup looks, taking pictures I guess! I love art but I wasn’t blessed with a steady hand, so anything related to drawing/painting is very hard for me. Sometimes I scrapbook but I haven’t done that in a while.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    Toothpaste! That counts, right?

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    Receive a letter in the mail. I miss real letters. My best friends and I would send each other mail all the time. Postcards from vacation, long letters during the summer… It was so fun to receive and read them!

    4. Where do you find joy?
    In small things. Wind in the leaves, a sunny day, a smile.

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Give myself a pedicure. I’ve been meaning to for ages and I never find the time!

    I hope you have a great week Karen! It’s cool and a little windy here, I like that.
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  8. Ruchita says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    Hm, I think it was some color coding for a spreadsheet I had to create for work. Not very exciting. 🙂

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    Shampoo when I was in the shower this morning.

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    For the clouds to clear. It’s been kind of gray and rainy the past couple of days.

    4. Where do you find joy?
    My sweet kitties always make me smile. Spending time with family. Enjoying some good TV. I’m loving Game of Thrones so far!

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Sleep! Mingus woke me up at 4 AM this morning for snuggles and I couldn’t get back to sleep.

    Happy Monday!

  9. Icequeen81.ma says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    a reader for 3 different classes

  10. jessica says:

    Calligraphy! Tedious and maddening yet meditative.

    Did you know that scribes have a patron demon instead of a patron saint? Titivillus!

    He has visited me too many times……………………..
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  11. jessica says:

    Calligraphy! Tedious and maddening yet meditative.

    Did you know that scribes have a patron demon instead of a patron saint? Titivillus!

    He has visited me too many times……………………..
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  12. Fancie says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?

    Taking pictures. I got a new camera a couple months ago so I’ve been playing with it a lot lately to get the hang of things. The more I use it, the better my pictures seem to turn out.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.

    Palmer’s Cleansing Oil. I didn’t fully remove my makeup last night so I wanted to make sure I got it all off before following up with my trusty Murad cleanser

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.

    A free vacation out of the country. I needs it badly lol!

    4. Where do you find joy?

    In my blog and a special someone at the moment. The two keep me sane and balanced throughout the week with my busy work schedule

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?

    I would definitely sleep lol! Blog work would be a very close second. I feel like I never have enough time for blogging or sleeping
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  13. Daniela Heynen says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    I’m still redoing my apartment, so choosing a wall colour for my bedroom and testing different shades of dark blue on paper.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    Some cuticle remover on my toes before hopping into the shower at 5am (it was an early start, but these basics were necessary)

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    Well, it’s 10pm now, but a nice massage would have been nice..

    4. Where do you find joy?
    Working with my favourite colleagues and discussing job things that result in new ideas, waking up after a good nights sleep, my niece’s laugh, hearing good news on the radio/tv, the sunlight getting through the trees in spring… there are lots of things, but it’s important THAT you find joy every day

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Sleep.. or take a long walk, but now as it is already 10pm sleep…

    Have a good week everyone!

  14. Rachel R. says:

    That chocolate cupcake picture hit me right in the PMS! 😉 Portland had a beautiful weekend, and today is sunny and warm as well. It’s so nice!

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently? I’m in a daily makeup challenge group, so it’s been fun coming up with different looks and using some products I haven’t played with in a long time.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____. Kueshi toner. My skin wasn’t too oily, so I skipped washing my face and just used the toner to prep for makeup.

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______. For my laundry to be completely caught up. It’s not gonna happen, though. lol

    4. Where do you find joy? When my husband and kids tell me they love me for no reason. Fortunately, this happens frequently. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do? Knowing me, not sleep.

  15. Linnea says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    I did a gallery wall at home — so daunting but really worth it once I saw the photos all framed up!
    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    Cetaphil Cleanser!
    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    Magically gain a day in the week! Hubby and I did not get things done this weekend so we’re going to be running around a bit making things work this week.
    4. Where do you find joy?
    Definitely my cats purrs or a good joke.
    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Read!

  16. Mickey says:

    Happy Monday MBB fam! Here are my responses to this poll 😊
    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    Tech nerd who luvs beauty… But similar to concept mapping, I’ve discovered mind mapping which is a way that your brain links and relates to topics and concepts. As a full time worker and a part time student, it’s a useful tool for brainstorming and learning.
    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    Moisturizer and sun screen. Since turning 30, these two have never been more important.
    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    To not be Monday… I have a final tomorrow so…. Yeah. The other would be to get into nursing school which is what I’m applying for right now.
    4. Where do you find joy?
    With family, @ the piano playing my fav tunes, eatting with friends & family.
    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    Study… I can’t wait till tomorrow is over. 😅

  17. Chris25 says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?: I rearranged some things around my desk. It looks more orderly now. I wish I had a cooler answer to this. Lol. But honestly, I used the space in a creative way to take up less space.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster.

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be for me to know where my life was heading.

    4. Where do you find joy? My friends and music.

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?: More blogging!
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  18. Kate & Zena says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    I finally finished my aunt’s granny crochet blanket! It took forever!

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    A hair tie?

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    Be able to visit the horses. The NFP is closed today so the farriers and vets can make sure they’re healthy though. 🙂

    4. Where do you find joy?
    Riding Scooby Doo on Wednesdays, seeing Zena do silly things (and then cuddling with me), relaxing massages, sleep, and watching my nephew – T-Rex – do weird things.

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    I would probably sleep, to be honest.

  19. Jennifer says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently? Uuummmmm, I planted some bulbs.
    2. The first beauty product I used today was __Philosophy Purity Cleanser__.
    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be a nap.
    4. Where do you find joy? In the garden, on the yoga mat, next to my son.
    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do? Sleep
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  20. Efrain says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently?
    On Saturday I designed my CV, it was really simple but I wanted it to look way better than the las one.

    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____.
    Neutrogena Ultra gentle cleanser, I’m on my third bottle and I dont’ think I’ll find soon a substitute.

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be ______.
    Getting a call from the Kiehl’s boutique to tell they’ve accepted me.

    4. Where do you find joy?
    Talking with my sister/friends, making jokes of everything in family, seeing Max’s smile (I know dogs don’t really smile but I swear he does it).

    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do?
    I’m between tidying my room or watching a TV series.

    I hope Connor’s visit to the doctor went fine.

  21. Georgia says:

    1. What’s the most creative thing you’ve done recently? Started a new job!
    2. The first beauty product I used today was ____. Shampoo

    3. If you could wish for one thing to happen today, it would be a successful day at work.
    4. Where do you find joy? At home, in the kitchen cooking, snuggling with my cats.
    5. If you could add one hour to your day today, what would you do? Do some gentle yoga, take a nap and meditate

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