Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 440

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I’ve got a thing for notebooks…

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 NINE (!) 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. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    Gawd, I love those things… I think the last one I had was in December. I know they’re already out there because I’ve seen people with them.

    I NEED to go get one soon! Wanna come with me? 😀☕️

  2. Last dream you remember?
    It was so weird!

    Are you ready for it?

    OK…I dreamt that Connor and I were hanging out at home on the couch, and I looked down at her knees and saw that she had a small patch of long, black wiry hairs (like from a wig at the bottom of the bargain bin at Party City) growing out of the side of her left knee.

    Then I started checking her and found more of these patches of stiff hairs that looked like plastic hair brush bristles growing between her toes and even from the bottom of her heel!

    What was even weirder? I wasn’t freaking out at all! Every time I found another patch of hair, I just thought, “How odd!” But I wasn’t panicked.

    It was so weird!

    Oh, and here’s another random thing: every time I have a dream with Connor, she’s always her current age. She’s never younger or older.

  3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    It was El Hub yesterday morning, and we were just waking up but still in bed. I gave him a big hug, squeezed his elbow and said, “Nice elbows.”

    LOL!

  4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    My mom for Mother’s Day. Before that I sent my friend Jen a small bouquet when she was feeling blue and needed some cheering up.
  5. How are your brows today?
    They’re a touch unruly but not full-blown out of control. I need to do some cleanup plucking under my arches, and the longer bits in the outer tail could use a trim…

    Aren’t brows funny? Mine will seem perfectly fine for weeks, but then I’ll look in the mirror one day and see two long-haired Persian cat tails where my eyebrows are supposed to be! It’s crazy.

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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. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
2. Last dream you remember?
3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
5. How are your brows today?

Happy Monday, sweet pea. Up and at ’em!

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So I’m going through my four (!) favorite notebooks right now to figure out how to handle my day…

Yes, I have four favorite notebooks, because each one has a different purpose, like, the small kitty cat one helps me keep track of emails, and the 106 one with the black-and-white cats tracks something else.

I suppose I could track everything in a spreadsheet or using my phone, but there’s something about writing stuff down… It sticks in my brain better. Maybe I’m just old-school like that.

The latest addition to the family is the hot pink spiral-bound notebook, which is a replacement for a sparkly purple glitter notebook that Tabs threw up on the other day.

You know cats. Despite having a wide range of places upon which to barf that would be easy to clean (like the tiles in the hallway), they find your ONE REALLY IMPORTANT NOTEBOOK that has all of your to-do lists and brainstorming in it, and then barf on that.

Ah, cats!

I hope your day got off to a calm start, and if it didn’t, here’s a gentle hug to ease your mind. *hug* 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Chelsea says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?

    Never! I hate coffee.

    2. Last dream you remember?

    I’ve been having a lot of dreams lately! One was that there was this guy I went to school with who, in the context of the dream, had been in love with me all these years and was professing his live to me and trying to woo me. I’m just like… If I’m going to have people in my dreams professing their live for me, can it be someone I don’t hate? Or Alexander Skarsgard?

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?

    I told my friend at the burlesque show that her eyeshadow was amazing.

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?

    Hmm. Probably a professor I used to work for.

    5. How are your brows today?

    I used Glossier Boy Brow, they look pretty good.

  2. Jennifer says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? I hate to say it but I think six or seven years ago. Pumpkin is just not my jam unless its in a pie or a cheesecake. However, I think I last had a peppermint mocha in February.
    2. Last dream you remember? Too disturbing to repeat here. I started meditating a few months ago and for the past couple weeks, I’ve had super intense, disturbing dreams that seem to be churning up from the very depths of my subconscious. I’m starting to be able to focus more too but the dreams ack! Too much!
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? A pregnant gal at work on her outfit.
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? a friend at work, lilacs from my garden
    5. How are your brows today? Fabulous because tweezing them is a Sunday night ritual. I can’t go more than a week without having a major outbreak.

    I’m glad to know that there are others addicted to fancy notebooks besides myself. I feel like I need a support group. And T.J. Maxx, goddess save me from the notebook aisle at T.J.

    p.s. Some people say that you’re not really a cat mom until you have one throw up in your lap. While wearing shorts. 🙂
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  3. Chris25 says:

    1.Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?: I have never had one. Should I start drinking them?

    2. Last dream you remember?: It was a zombie dream. I was running away from a live person on horseback with a sword and it got violent. The rider slashed the head of one person and they were still alive while the piece of skull was attached, but the rider came back and struck once more, killing the person. All the while there were zombies in the distance walking toward us, but they were still so far away we weren’t as afraid of them as the humans on horseback.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?: Today I told a patient at work she was wearing pretty earrings.

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?: My aunt for Mother’s Day.

    5. How are your brows today?: Let’s just say that Groucho Marx’s brows look dainty and groomed compared to mine. 😛
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  4. Erin says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?

    Maybe 8 years ago? I hate them.

    2. Last dream you remember?

    I had one last night about moving to Australia for work and not being able to take my dog. I also dreamed about my dog not liking a Darth Maul Halloween costume.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?

    My husband compliments me most days we speak but the last stranger was a guy at Target, who needed my ID for a pickup. He said “you’re almost 38, I would not have guessed that, you barely look 30” he then went on to say “Your brows are amaze!”.

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?

    My husband, he loves getting roses.

    5. How are your brows today?

    Well they were Amaze on Saturday, today a little less so as I didn’t fill them in 😛
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  5. Amy says:

    Pumpkin spice: Years ago! Coconut milk machiatto, though? A few weeks ago.

    Dream: Don’t have one. Deep sleeps lately.

    Compliment: I told my son I appreciate his creativity and having him in the family.

    Flowers: My mom, when she downsized and moved into her condo!

    Brows: Pretty good. Last time I moved, the house came with a close-up lighted vanity, and I could not BELIEVE how many hairs I was missing. Yikes to the tenth degree. Proper lighting and close-up mirror are so key! I knew that but was too busy to remedy the problem, and now it’s been done for me. It’s such a relief. I’m back to feeling confident leaving the house now every day, haha! Of course Hubs didn’t notice either way. But I sure do.

    Happy week!

  6. Ruchita says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    I’m one of those weird people that’s not a fan of the PSL! I prefer the white chocolate mocha.

    2. Last dream you remember?
    I can’t remember it clearly, but it had something to do with driving in a roundabout in London. I think it’s because I was reading a book that was set in England.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    Probably the cats. I’m constantly telling them how cute they are. 🙂

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    My mom got flowers for Mother’s Day.

    5. How are your brows today?
    Good! They were in bad shape for a while, but I finally got them groomed this weekend.

    Ahh, cat puke. There’s a good chance Ella will puke if she eats too much grass while she’s outside. Of course it’s right on the carpet. Once she puked in my shoe, but luckily it wasn’t too goopy and didn’t ruin the shoes.

    Happy Monday!

  7. 1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? I’ve never had it 😉
    2. Last dream you remember? Today, and it was a nightmare 🙁
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? my colleague, she had a very beautiful dress.
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? My Mum!
    5. How are your brows today? They are doing great thanks do Anastasia and Rouge Bunny Rouge.
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  8. Helen Adami says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? This morning actually, and everyday since it was released (on my birthday – 9/1 – woop woop!)
    2. Last dream you remember? Oh it was so sad! I was trying to save the life of my ex husband but my ex husband had the face of a highschool boyfriend. WEIRD!
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? Someone at work wrote on my birthday card that I always kept the office smiling. I think that’s awesome!
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? My sweet Mom several years ago.
    5. How are your brows today? Looking amazing! I’ve grown them out and they are fab.

  9. Leah G. says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    They are too sweet for me but I love PS anything. In fact just the other day I had PS cheerios!

    2. Last dream you remember? In the dream I was fighting with my Mom (we don’t fight) but to get back at her I went to a Trump rally. (yikes) I was there with Rob Lowe and Uncle Jesse from Full House. 🙂

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? Probably my husband and the last time he looked nice for work. I do remember the last few compliments I got so I think it’s time I make some!

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? I don’t remember. I usually give other things like honey from our bees and veggies from our garden.

    5. How are your brows today? In major need of a brow wax!

  10. Gina says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? Oh man, prob like two years ago! I go through phases of love/hate w those lattes. I do love all other things pumpkin though!
    2. Last dream you remember?
    My mom and I are vegetarians ( only for the last two years). Well, I recently dreamt that she had been secretly eating meat again since April and for some reason I was furious! Hehe
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    I volunteer w a cat rescue and this morning I complimented a girl that works at the pet store. I told her her hair looked pretty. 💁🏻
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    I sent a friend flowers back in April for her birthday.
    5. How are your brows today?
    Ehhhh, I haven’t been happy with them lately. I want them to grow in a bit but it’s not really happening! And I am slowwwwly trying to learn how to fill them in with a smashbox brow pencil

  11. Tatiana says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? Never! The thought of it grosses me out. I’m very particular about my coffee. I only get espressos and cappuccinos from the Italian place downtown. (Have to admit, the hot, young Italian, male baristas are also an attraction for me.)
    2. Last dream you remember? This past weekend. It was about me and my husband together. But Julianne Moore was his ex and she saw us through a picture window and got jealous and got a baseball bat and started smashing all the windows in this house we were in. I didn’t even recognize the house. It was such a weird dream.
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? My daughter. She spent almost 5 hours at the hair salon Friday having her long hair cut and balayage done. Her hair is now lilac/purple at the ends. I just kept playing with her hair saying, “It’s so, so pretty! I love it!”
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? One of my horse trainers. I cut roses from my garden and put them in a vase for her office.
    5. How are your brows today? I once heard brows are supposed to be like sisters, not necessarily identical twins. Mine aren’t even like kissing cousins today. Wish I could get the left one to resemble the right one a bit more.

  12. ericca says:

    Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    last year. i dont think i am going to do it this year, i think i am going to stick with the chile mocha
    2. Last dream you remember?
    It was a horrible dream, my teeth were falling out.old dream but memorable
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    an online instagrammer, the compliment was about her organization and now i am going to get my own cute utility cart from ikea.
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    my coworker, birthday
    5. How are your brows today?
    Terrible. I am now looking into the mirror and wondering how fast can I get into someone’s chair.

  13. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. Like all the other commenters I haven’t had one/don’t like them! How funny so many on here don’t like them. I thought everyone did!

    2. Completely drawing a blank which is weird because i have vivid dreams!
    3. Probably my son. He was skating and I was telling him how well he was doing.
    4. My husband’s grandmother in early August to thank her for her hospitality hosting 30+ family members at her house for our annual family reunion.
    5. Neglected!

  14. Pamela Haddad says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? NEVER, cuz I’m not a pumpkin spice kinda girl, unless it’s in a pie crust 😉
    2. Last dream you remember? I dreamt my cat got out and was on the roof of a high rise building. I could see him, but I couldn’t get to him quickly and I was freakin’ out that he was gonna go downstairs and get hit by a car. It was horrible! (but your dream cracked me up. Poor baby girl, with hairy knees & toes. = )
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? I told my hubby I was proud of him yesterday.
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? I brought my friend flowers when we went over for dinner.
    5. How are your brows today? so-so, till I see them in the light and notice all the blonde ones I couldn’t see in my bathroom.

    And speaking of cat vomit, right on my pillow. Fortunately, I wasn’t lying on it at the time. eewwww!

    • Karen says:

      Eww! Honestly I’m surprised Tabs hasn’t done the pillow barf yet. Of course now that I’ve said it out loud it’s probably going to happen tonight just as I go into REM sleep!

  15. Rachel R. says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? Never. I don’t like coffee, except for their Mocha Frappucinos.

    2. Last dream you remember? I was at a concert for a band I didn’t even like, and was wondering in my dream why the hell I was there. I couldn’t leave because the crowd was so thick.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment? I told a friend on Facebook how much I loved her eye makeup.

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to? A friend who had a death in the family.

    5. How are your brows today? OK. I’m having to pluck more hairs, so they’re probably going to need waxed soon. I’ll do it when I next get my nails filled.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Have you ever had your brows threaded? I have a friend who just started doing it and she swears it’s better than waxing.

      I’ve never done either because I have weird brow control issues!

  16. breyerchic04 says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    One day last week, I think Wednesday. Before that, definitely last fall, probably before Thanksgiving
    2. Last dream you remember?
    I dreamed last night about fatal wrecks in racecars, it was awful
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    urm I’m not sure, but the other day someone online said she was nervous to me because I know so much about girly stuff like makeup and dresses. And that I was awesome when she did meet me.
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    My kitty’s petsitter!
    5. How are your brows today?
    Perfectly plucked but as usual not “done”

  17. Lupe says:

    Lol!! Sorry about the cat barf.

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    This past Friday. I love them, but this one didn’t sit well with me. );

    2. Last dream you remember?
    I know I had some dreams last night, but I can’t remember them.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?

    I told my niece she looked so cute today!

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?

    My mom.

    5. How are your brows today?

    They are okay. I just plucked them a bit this past weekend.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Lupe,

      The cat barf was right in the middle of an open page in my notebook… Tabs has a knack for finding the worst places, LOL!

      Hope you had a good Monday!

  18. Petra says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    Never had one – I prefer my coffee to taste like coffee
    2. Last dream you remember?
    I remembered one from the other night but now it is gone again..
    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    I told my hubby how awesome he is just 20 minutes ago. He is powering through a headcold with suspected sinus issues. We emptied one appartment this weekend and the big move starts on friday so we have a ton to do and I am not much help – 30 weeks pregnant with major pelvic problems…
    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    My mom, grandma and mother in law for mothers day – they all got orchides – in digfrent colors that suited them.
    5. How are your brows today?
    Neglected – totally neglected… I am planning on taking them to a benefit browbar after the move to make up for it!

    Happy monday to you and the fam. And what is up with pets barfing in the worst possible spot?!

    But it is always fun to get new notebooks! I also love writting stuff down for real – not just digitally.

  19. Lulle says:

    1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?
    The SPL is wayyy too sweet for my taste. However I enjoy a good peppermint latte, and just last Thursday I tried their new chile mocha and I really liked it!

    2. Last dream you remember?
    Hmmm…. I usually best remember my nightmares, but I can’t recall the last one.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?
    A friend I hadn’t seen in a while, for the amazing new direction she’s taking in her life!

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?
    My hubby. I don’t see why flowers should be for women only, so I sometimes get a small bouquet for him. I guess I enjoy them too!

    5. How are your brows today?
    I just plucked yesterday so they look pretty good! I’m out of a foolproof, everyday tinted gel though. I decided to try the Essence one to see if it would be a good dupe for the pricey Benefit Gimme Brow, but it dries out even faster!

    Hope you have a great week Karen!
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  20. 1. Last time you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks?

    Last fall.

    2. Last dream you remember?

    I don’t remember the details, but last night I dreamed about a shipment of beauty products being messed up. Thrilling.

    3. Who was the last person you complimented, and what was the compliment?

    On Sunday I complimented a woman on her shoes. They were gold and sparkly.

    4. Who was the last person you gave flowers to?

    Can’t remember! I don’t like getting flowers so I don’t often gift them either.

    5. How are your brows today?

    Looking pretty good! (refuse to say on fleek, lol)
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  21. Kim says:

    I’m late for the poll again but wanted to share in your cat puke problems. I scrubbed a kazillion spots on our carpet (same color as yours) on my hands and knees with Resolve last weekend and got everything looking spiffy. I kid you not, 5 minutes later, one of the cats puked up a new spot. So painful. Then I noticed she also barfed on the Hubs’ sunglass case and a bill. Serenity now. HAHA!

    • Karen says:

      HAHA! WHY?!?! It’s like they purposefully wait until you’ve got everything sparkling clean to throw up!

      What Tabs loves to do is barf on the carpet when the tile is seriously like two inches away from him.

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