Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 431

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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. Do you have any birthmarks?
    I have two. One is located on the back of my left thigh; it’s kind of small-ish. Last time I checked, it was shaped like the State of Florida.

    And I used to have — and I say “used to have” because I just checked, and I can’t seem to find it — I used to have a mole on the bottom of my right heel, but it’s gone!

    I don’t know. Is that even physically possible? Maybe I need to wash my feet…

  2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    YAAAAASSS! Of course they’re painted, because when they’re not painted, they look like monkey paws.

    I’m wearing two coats of Essie Gel Polish in Beauty VIP, a creamy jade green.

  3. What’s your signature dance move?
    The Snake, girlfriend! You can’t out-Snake me.
  4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    The last time I gave someone flowers was Mother’s Day. I got my mom a potted orchid, and she got me the same thing, so we each gave each other potted orchids.
  5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?
    I’d give myself a solid 7. I think I’m pretty good at it. I do have my days when I can do, like, with a liquid pen liner, one fell swoop from inner to outer corner, but those days are few and far between… I can do it though.

    Yeah, a solid 7.

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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 any birthmarks?
2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
3. What’s your signature dance move?
4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?

Hi, sweet pea. 🙂 Happy Monday to ya. I hope you’re feeling fab this morning and that your day got off to a good start.

I’m in a good mood because Connor woke up in a good mood. When I reached down to pick her up from her crib, the first thing she did was smile, and it was one of those “smile with your eyes” kind of smiles.

If you need it, here’s a big virtual hug [*HUG!*]. Have a nice rest of your day, and I’ll talk to you soon.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Rachel R. says:

    Good morning! We had a nice weekend. Our neighbor’s friend had a litter of baby bunnies needing homes. We got two! They’re 6 weeks old, and both are males. One is all black and my older son named him “Poe.” The other one is black, dark brown and white, and my younger son named him “Anthony.” Cuteness overload! And there is no way to be sad while holding a baby bunny.

    1. Do you have any birthmarks? No

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing? They aren’t painted. I’m in desperate need of a pedicure.

    3. What’s your signature dance move? I don’t have one

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? A couple years ago with my husband’s grandmother passed away.

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? A 7 freehand, 9 with the tape trick.

  2. Leah G. says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’m rocking a new purse today (it’s mint green) and I love it. I just had a great vacation in Maine. 🙂

    Cute baby pic!

    1. Do you have any birthmarks? just freckles
    2. Are your toes currently painted? Always painted. If so, what are they wearing? I had the best pedi of my life in Asheville NC. it was an hour for $45 and I basically fell into a nap because it was so amazing. Toes are a rosy purple.

    3. What’s your signature dance move? Zumba moves or the Shopping Cart. ha.

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? I gave my neighbor honey yesterday from our bees but no flowers. 🙂
    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? I’ve never done it so that would be a zero.

  3. Petra says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    Quite a few. Most prominent is a ring shaped one on my upper arm
    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    Yes but they got painted weeks ago. A red colour – don’t remember which brand
    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    I just do the side to side sway..
    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    Mothers day – potted orchids for mother, grandmother and my mother in law (or soon to be at least)
    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? Jeez 4 maybe.. i managed a perfect one on my friend but on me – it always turns out wonky

    Thanks for the hug. Very needed. Pregnancy madness today, starting to feel like i have had enough and I am only half way through…

    Connor Claire is just darling <3

  4. 1. Do you have any birthmarks? Depends on what you consider a birthmark I guess… I do have little moles here and there.

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing? Yes, but it’s just a clear glossy top coat, no color.

    3. What’s your signature dance move? The running man, haha.

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? Can’t remember! I don’t like receiving flowers so I don’t really give them either.

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? 7
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  5. Amy says:

    Birthmarks: hmm. Not really

    Toes: yes for sure! Shimmery purple, an OPI color

    Dance move: ?!??? Good question! No idea.

    Flowers: my mom downsized and moved into a new place a few months ago, and I gave her a bouquet

    Liner: 1! Practice makes perfect, but I haven’t been motivated yet in this case!

  6. Erin says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?

    Yes, 3! one on my stomach that looks like Hawaii, one on my wrist shaped like side ways Newfoundland, and Spain on my thigh! They are very light but they were much darker as a child.

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?

    Nope but I wish they were!

    3. What’s your signature dance move?

    Spins, man I can spin like an iceskater!

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?

    I buy them for myself weekly when I can afford too! Before that the birth of my friends baby!

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?

    Somewhere between a 3 and a 5. My eyes are partly hooded and I have allergies. So it depends on how puffy they are. I can do them on others at like an 8.
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  7. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?

    • Stephanie Smith says:

      Ha! I forgot to fill it out! Second try!

      1. Do you have any birthmarks? Yes, a round pink circle on my left hip. My twin brother has a club shaped one in the same spot.
      2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing? Sort of. I have a coat of Nail Envy on them, it’s a light pink shade. But it’s grown out half way. I am ashamed! Lol!
      3. What’s your signature dance move? Running man, circa 1993!
      4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? Hmmmm, oh! My BFF sent me flowers last year on my daughter’s 13th birthday!
      5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? What’s less than 1, a zero? Less than one. I try, I fail miserably. It’s bad. So so so bad. Baaaaaaad.

  8. Chelsea says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?

    Not that know of!

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?

    They’re painted, but I’m really unhappy with the polish, so I’ll probably redo them tonight. The color looked beautiful in the bottle, but it doesn’t look good on at all.

    3. What’s your signature dance move?

    I don’t have many, unless hula hooping counts.

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?

    Oh man, I’m not big on buying flowers. It’s been a while. I almost bought flowers this weekend for a professor whose mother died.

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?

    6 or 7! I’m pretty good, but there’s definite room for improvement.

  9. Icequeen81.ma says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    many
    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    Toes, painted now, I can’t reach them without an auw on my belly so now nope. But my feet are swollen now so better keep them without nail polish.
    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    I don’t have one
    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    I guess never , I am not the flower type to give or receive
    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?
    1

  10. Lulle says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    Yes, on my lower back, and it’s quite large. Funny thing is that my cousin has a very similar one in the same spot.

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    Yes, I’m wearing a coral shade by OPI, not sure which one I used anymore… I’m due to change it and trim the nails!

    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    The “sitting on a chair with a glass in my hand”. Not much of a dancer.

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    Hmm… my birthday I guess?

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?
    I’d say 5. Not terrible but not advanced either.

    Have a great week Karen!
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    • Karen says:

      LULLE! Congrats on your new job! I’m so excited for you. Enjoy your last few days of freedom!

      • Lulle says:

        Thank you!! Can’t wait for my first pay check, lol!
        I’m trying to enjoy my last week of vacay but the worrier in me is trying to prevent it! I’ll probably get more relaxed after I start.

  11. Agata says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    I have a lot of them, a lot of moles. I had a few removed recently because they looked suspicious, fortunately nothing serious.

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    My toes are always painted. Right now I am wearing OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, it’s an almost neon pink!

    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    I don’t really have one. Unless you count zumba moves! 😉

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    About a month ago I bought a potted orange flower for my mom in law. I don’t remember the name of it.

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?
    It depends on a day but I think my winged liner skills are decent 6 or 7 (although if yours is 7 than mine should be like 3!)

  12. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. Yep. Lower left butt cheek. It shows when i wear swimsuits which I used to find horrifying. Now I’m over 30 and give no eggs. Haha

    2. Yes! A no name lilac purple. I went all out: base coat, 2 color coats, topcoat and they are still looking great days later!

    3. Macarena? 😀

    4. About a month ago I sent my mom a bouquet as a thank you for hosting our family at their home for a few days. She loved them!

    5. Karen, you’re a 9 at least! I’d say I’m a 7 when I myself time and a 5-6 when I’m in a rush.

  13. Trude says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    Not really, just scars and freckles!

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    Always, girlfriend. 😉 I usually bring my own but decided to see what this new salon had, and liked it so much I’ve got it on my list to pick up next time I’m at Ulta! It’s OPI Manicurist of Seville, a lovely deeper raspberry.

    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    Side to side, keep it simple. 😉

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    I sent a close family friend flowers a few months ago after she snuck $500 into a “congrats you’re engaged” card she gave my fiancee and I!

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?
    Probably a solid 5.5. I don’t do it that often, but when I do I take my time and try to get it right.
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    • Karen says:

      Wow, what an amazing gift from your family friend, and how nice of you to say thank you with flowers. 🙂

      Hope that things on your end are doing well. What’s the weather like in Reno this time of year?

      • Trude says:

        Things are going really well! Getting settled in and trying to put down roots. We really love it though – definitely the best decision for us. We’re racing towards our wedding date (October 1), and even though we’re going super simple there’s still so many things to take care of! Reno has been in the 90s the past few weeks, but with the dryness it doesn’t feel all that bad and it cools off nicely at night. August will probably be about the same but then we actually go into fall after that, unlike SoCal! 🙂

        I can’t believe how big CC is getting! She’s such a cutie, it must be so hard to resist giving her everything. 🙂

        • Karen says:

          I’m glad you love it. I know it was a big move for you, and it sounds like it’s all working out just wonderfully. What do you have left to get done for your wedding? Do you have the dress, the venue, etc. yet?

          Connor Claire seems to growing faster than I can keep up with her. Within the last couple of weeks she’s gotten so active! She now can flip over and spends half the day on her tummy with her head up, it’s such a trip. 😀

          • Trude says:

            Right now we’re scheduling the last of the vendors and little details, like a hairstylist for myself and my mom (she’s my matron of honor), and finding him a suit. I found the dress back in May when I was visiting my parents, it’s this one from Pinup Girl: https://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/vintage-style-inspired-clothing/bridal-wedding/pinup-couture-ava-swing-dress-ivory.html

            I also need to find a florist, that’s the big one right now, even though we don’t need much. We’re going to a little chapel and then a restaurant/private room, and it’s just his dad and my mom as far as the wedding party goes. Keeping it nice and simple. 🙂

            Babies are so much fun when they start moving and grooving! My youngest nephew isn’t walking yet but he loves zooming around in his little go cart thing. 🙂

  14. Syah says:

    A lil late this week to the monday poll but I’m here now!

    1. Do you have any birthmarks? Yes, one on my bum. and one under my right armpit.
    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing? No paint. I really need a pedicure but Vancouver’s been raining so hard…it’s almost pointless.
    3. What’s your signature dance move? The two step. Yes, I do a mean two-step 🙂
    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? I don’t think I’ve ever given anyone flowers….come to think of it.
    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? probably a 6 – 7 with my favorite eyeliner, Stila. I don’t know where I learned it…I swear it’s genetic. I have steady hands when it comes to eyeliner.

  15. Tatiana says:

    Pretty sore today. Dear Daughter failed to mention that the apartment I was helping her move into on Saturday, was a third floor walk up. No elevator. Then Dear Husband knocked my butt out of bed Sunday morning to go for a run. And of course, I could not cancel on my trainer today. Looking forward to spending Wednesday in The City shopping.
    1. Do you have any birthmarks? A mass of almost solid freckles at the base of my right thumb.
    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing? No. They’re blank. Haven’t found the time to do them so they dry without getting polish all over.
    3. What’s your signature dance move? Can’t say I have one.
    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers? I gave myself lilacs this past spring, because I miss the huge lilac bush that was in my yard growing up.
    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills? On myself zero. I tried it once. It just doesn’t work well with extremely hooded eyes. On others a 6-7. I used to do a fairly decent job when my daughter used to ask me to do her makeup for special occasions.

  16. Efrain says:

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?
    I have a lot of moles and also some kind of freckles on my right upper body, the derm called them “manchas café con leche” or in English coffee with milk spots, I haven’t google it but it’s quite funny. Once a teacher told me is related with my dad’s family and my relation with my ancestors.

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?
    Nope, I’m only wearing repairing oil in the night because my nails are so dry.

    3. What’s your signature dance move?
    Depends of the music style if it’s reggaeton or hip hop I’ll twerk and move my hips; if it’s salsa or cumbia I’ll do the basic step while making my partner to spin? I’m not sure how to say it in English.

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    I think it was in Junior high school in Valentine’s Day when I still believed I was straight.

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?
    3, I can do it but I should go slow and even then they can look a little bit different.

    Yesterday I sent you a really long mail but when I wrote it I hadn’t read your post about your inspiration and now I feel my mail can be a little rude because I didn’t ask you how everything was going.

    • Karen says:

      Hey Efra! I got your email but haven’t had the chance to write back. Look out for something in the next few days. 🙂

      • Efrain says:

        Don’t worry Karen, is a long I almost wrote the Old Testament so I know you can have your time. And even with that length I forget to tell you my new foundation drugstore adventure:

        I bought L’Orèal Pro Matte foundation in 107 Fresh Beige and Revlon Colorstay in Golden Tan because they were on sale. The L’Orèal one is a little pale for me (I think you’ll rock it better than me) but it’s amazing I just love it because of the finish although I wouldn’t recommend more than two fine layers. And the Revlon I like but it’s to cool for me so I look tanner and pinker, my next purchase would be in Natural Tan.

        Are you feeling better?

  17. Bea says:

    I’ll answer one question. My toes are red!

    But I make a request for my comment if you would review the nordstrom Mac cest chic palette of mattes for the anniv sale I would so be grateful!

  18. Kim says:

    I missed the poll but just had to comment on how adorable Connor is! She just gets cuter by the second. 🙂 And I would totally wear that shirt if they made it in grown up size. HAHA!

  19. Love that pic of Connor Claire, she’s such a bundle of cutes!
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  20. Chris25 says:

    Oh mah gawd! It tickles me to see a moving GIF of Baby G doing a baby dance! I want to hug her.

    1. Do you have any birthmarks?: Yes. I have a cafe au lait spot on my right upper arm. Tbh I want to have it removed. My former partner thought it was cute but I don’t really like it.

    2. Are your toes currently painted? If so, what are they wearing?: No, but you’ve encouraged me to paint them. 🙂

    3. What’s your signature dance move?: The “East to West” move. You may better know it as swaying, although dance instructors all across the country refuse to call it this because it sounds boring (it really is).

    4. When was the last time you gave someone flowers?: I think it was when my friend Bri’s friend died. Technically I didn’t have to because the rule is that the family needs to receive flowers and not the friends, but she was so sad and I wanted to give her something.

    5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being pro-caliber, how do you rate your winged liner skills?: Trying not to sound imperious, but I’d say a 10. I’ve been an MUA for about 6 years. 🙂
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  21. Vanessa says:

    I typed in “the snake dance move” and your 2009 video is the first link.
    Guuuuuurl, you can’t mention that move and not link your video 😛 😛 😛
    <3

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