Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 444

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What to wear, what to wear...

What to wear, what to wear…

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. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?

Jeggings for sure.

Stretchy jeggings, ideally.

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Dark stretchy jeggings.

OK, those are all of my requirements. 🙂

2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?

I do them all the time for the blog, sort of, and I did one a long time ago at a Neutrogena event. There was a professional photographer, and there were even props. There was a guitar and a cowboy hat, and I remember trying to get up in the mix but feeling so awkward…

It’s one thing to take pictures of yourself when you’re both the photographer and the subject, but it’s something else entirely when somebody else is behind the camera taking pictures of you.

I just felt really awkward and had no idea what to do or where to put my hands or how to turn…

I wanted to be the person behind the camera, instead of in front of the camera.

3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?

Weirdly enough, I think this is a do.

I am guilty of wearing camo. I kind of love it in small doses, like a pair of camo pants, for example, and then a black shirt and black pants. Or jeans, a white shirt and a camo jacket.

But head-to-toe camo? No, I don’t do that.

4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?

This is a very tough question, because with Frankenstein you could scare a bunch of people, and that would bring me some weird sense of delight, but I would probably choose to hang out with King Kong, because then we could get to different vantage points that I’ve never seen before, like I could hang out on his shoulder, and we could climb to the top of the Transamerica building.

That would be really effing cool.

5. Metallics or mattes?

Again, very tough question…

I’m going to go with my gut and say mattes.

Deep breath in, deep breath out. Repeat.

Hello, Monday!

I hope that your day is a productive one, and I hope you’re feeling good. I also hope that your nails are painted. Mine aren’t at the moment, but they will be by the end of the day. 🙂

Have a good one, my friend.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Here are the questions to copy and paste…

1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
5. Metallics or mattes?

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  1. 1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? boyfriend jeans. not nuts about jeggings
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? no
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? a do, especially for moms of boys because that’s the only time we can be matchy-matchy. well, I guess we could with denim or plaid, but matching camo pants for a mom and her son is fun, like I imagine matching pink dresses would be for a mom and daughter.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? King Kong for sure, the photo possibilities would be epic
    5. Metallics or mattes? metallics. I like to be shiny

    My nails are painted! Although my mani is now over a week old. I’ve got two coats of my favorite pink: OPI’s “Date To-Knight” topped off with a Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Top Coat on top. Still looking good too although I got a chip last night. Usually I do my nails on Sunday night but since today is a holiday, I felt like I should do them tonight. Of course, its not a holiday for me. I’m slaving away at my desk, taking a poll break 🙂
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  2. Kim says:

    Happy Monday! I’m finally here at the right time to take the poll. It’s been forever! 🙂

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Boyfriend, as long as he’s a little plump.
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? I’ve been present at a couple but have never been the model or the photographer.
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? I’m going to give it a do, but with the same caveat as you. Limit of one piece of camo per outfit.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? King Kong for sure. He’d be almost like a teleporter for short distances. Stuck in traffic? Kong can just pick up your car and put you where you need to be. HAHA!
    5. Metallics or mattes? Definitely Mattes.

  3. 1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?

    I reluctantly choose jeggings…

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?

    Yes, a couple times. Once because I won a designer contest and one of my prizes was a professional photo shoot. The other times were in college with my photographer friend who kept insisting on me getting in front of the camera for him.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?

    Depends on how it’s done! I wouldn’t go full camo, probably 😉

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?

    King Kong.

    5. Metallics or mattes?

    Mattes.
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  4. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. Boyfriend jeans! But can we not call them “boyfriend” jeans? When guys wear skinny jeans it’s not called “girlfriend pants!” I like a loose fitted, light wash jean with those artful, strategic rips and holes.

    2. Not counting my school photos, prom or weird wedding photo booths I think the answer is no! But I’m trying to get the courage to do a boudoir shoot as a surprise Xmas gift for the hubby.

    3. Don’t! I haven’t seen any cute camo in a while. Leave it in the 90s.

    4. Frankenstein. Something tells me he’s a good listener. 🙂

    5. Metallic clothes, matte nails and makeup! 😀

    • Jaclyn levy says:

      P.S. I’m obsessed with your mail polish photo! I want them all. Even the metallics!

    • Shannon says:

      Hahaha we should totally call male-skinny-jeans “girlfriend jeans.” that would be AMAZING!

      And I have to put in a positive word for boudoir shoots! They’re super fun. Especially if you’re comfortable with the photographer.

  5. Kristen says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Jeggings!
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? I’m actually doing a photoshoot next week for my engagement photos! I feel the same way as you. If I’m the one taking the photos of myself then I’m good to go, but I always feel slightly awkward when other people take my photos. I also am super picky when it comes to photos, so I’m crossing my fingers that I like our engagement ones!
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? A don’t for me, but I feel like other people can pull it off.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? Frankenstein because I love Halloween 🙂
    5. Metallics or mattes? This is a tough one, but I’m going to go with mattes. I feel like mattes are more professional looking and can pair better with clothing and accessories.

  6. Chris25 says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?: I think BF jeans. I have never been able to figure out jeggings.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?: I have worked at photo shoots. Does that count?

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?: In small amounts. I’m not too big into camouflage.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?: King Kong. I’d never need to take the subway again.

    5. Metallics or mattes?: Mattes. They’re more wearable.
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  7. Suzanne C says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Boyfriend jeans- I hate clingy clothes.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yes, we did a family photoshoot at the beach a few years ago.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    A do, in small amounts. In fact, I just ordered an adorable plum camo tee a few minutes ago. But definitely not, say, the full-on camo living room furniture set that’s sitting uptown at Badcock.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Frankenstein, simply because I’m scared of heights.

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Mattes. I don’t need anything to make my fine lines show up more than they already do.

  8. Shannon says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Mmm, boyfriend jeans! They tend to make my butt look pretty great, lol. Plus they’re comfy – it’s a win-win!
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yep, a couple. Mostly related to music, and mostly when I was younger and in a band with my fam. I can see more photoshoots in the my future, though…. 🙂
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    I’d say it’s a do! As long as it’s not obnoxious. Like, I don’t think I could rock a camo pant suit. But a camo hat, or a camo shirt? Sure.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    I’m gonna go with King Kong. Sure, he could crush me accidentally. BUT I could also ride on his back/in his hand, which seems pretty cool.
    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Gah! Why, Karen, why??? I just… uggggh I have to go with metallics. They’re too much fun, lol!

  9. Gina Bullard says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Boyfriend jeans! My favorite pair are Silvers!

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? Only twice, and it was fun!!!

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? DON’T!!! I totally dislike camo!

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? Frankenstein! I love anything scary!!! Even if he’s ugly, weird, and odd – I like that!!!

    5. Metallics or mattes? I like both! I’m not supposed to because I’m old but I love metallic eye shadow, shimmers and satins!
    Hi Karen!!!
    Just sitting around doing nothing and thought for once I’d do the Monday thing! I love the post with Tabs, I need to get those toys for Gracie! She’d so love those! Such a great price too. I love that they’re all natural. Hug the baby for me, and pet Tabs!

    Have a beautiful day!
    Gina and Gracie

  10. Fran says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Don’t make me choose! I like both. But I don’t like pre-distressed jeans. I’m so old that I think it’s not cool to wear jeans that you didn’t wear out yourself, lol.
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? Not really. But I was a model for a makeup demo once, and photos were taken. Before shots with extra birthmarks and other strange things painted on my face that the makeup artist then concealed, lol.
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? Olive green and khaki are not very good colors for me, so not so much. I do have one really soft cotton field coat in a camo pattern that I love, though.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? Lol! I don’t know, King Kong just seems like he’d be more fun. Frankenstein had a lot of angst.
    5. Metallics or mattes? Metallics, definitely. Mattes have their place and purpose, but I like my eyeshadow to shine! Oh? We weren’t talking about eyeshadow? Well, for lips and cheeks I’ll take the middle road, satins. Metallics are a bit much on my cheeks unless they’re applied *very* subtly (metallics are cool on lips once in a while, though), but mattes tend to just look dry, dry, dry.

    It looks like dark nails are in your future…

  11. Erin says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?

    Jeggings, just like you stretchy and preferably black or dark indigo.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?

    Many times, I was a print model when I was younger.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?

    Unless you are in the Miltary its a don’t. Hunting is slightly acceptable.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?

    Hmmm, King Kong is an animal and I like animals more than people. Frankenstein is an evil doctor… hmmm If Frankenstein was willing to let me in on the science of reanimation, I’d vote for him.

    5. Metallics or mattes?

    METALLICA!!!! Oh um, metallics.

  12. Ruchita says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Jeggings. I can’t seem to pull off boyfriend jeans.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Nope. The closest thing was getting my senior pictures taken.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    Do! I admit, I do like different colored camo, like pink and blue.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Hm, I guess Frankenstein if was the version from Young Frankenstein.

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Mattes.

    Happy Monday!

    P.S. It’s finally feeling like fall around here so I baked some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They were yummy!

  13. Chelsea says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?

    Totally jeggings. So comfortable, easy to tuck into tall boots for fall.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?

    Lots of times. I used to try to model when I was younger, and I recently did a photo shoot on a trapeze since I love my circus classes.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?

    I say don’t, mostly because I come from an area where hunting is a big big thing (northern Michigan) and I’m not into it. But, I will tell you, my husband’s father’s house has camouflage siding. Makes it hard to find! 😉

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?

    We talking Frankenstein the doctor or his monster? :p We read that in AP English in high school.

    5. Metallics or mattes?

    Depends on the product! I like a mix, usually, for eyeshadows – both matte and shimmer or metallic. I’m not a huge fan of metallic nails. Lips, matte forever.

  14. 1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Boyfriend jeans
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? Yes, but I feel a bit uncomfortable, I’d rather do the model’s makeup.
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? it depends.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? Frankenstein. But cab it be Drac instead? 😉
    5. Metallics or mattes? mattes.
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  15. Icequeen81.ma says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    jeggings
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    🙁 yeah was our prego photoshoot
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    Don’t I respect it very much my cousin use to be in the air navy before he passed out so because of that No?
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Frankenstein, he has Franken weeny 🙂
    5. Metallics or mattes?
    matte 🙂

  16. Becky says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Jeggings! Super skinny ones. Nothing worse than a baggy jegging (that sounds like a disease doesn’t it?!).

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    No, I’m a bit camera-shy. Even on my blog, it’s quite rare to see my face!

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    I LOVE a healthy dose of camo. A camo tee is a really easy throw-on!

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? King Kong. I reckon he’s more fun. We could climb buildings together!

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    I have genuinely puzzled over this for about half an hour. If I HAD to choose, it’d be mattes. But I do love a little sheen now and again!
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  17. 1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or leggings?
    Boyfriend jeans all the way.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yes. But it is awkward.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    In small does a do.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Probably King Kong. I get too scared to hang out with Frankenstein.

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    That depends where. But if I have to choose one… Mattes.
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  18. Efrain says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    I wear skinny jeans most of the time what are they supposed to be? In fact I don’t really get what boyfriend jeans are.

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yes a friend took me an amount of photos while putting my makeup with different lighting and shirts. I may send you the photos.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    Yes but like you said only one piece and not everyday. Also I prefer a camouflage jacket than a pair of camouflage pants.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    I don’t really know maybe King Kong because of the amount of adventures?

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    My heart say metallics but I know I wear mostly mattes so I prefer to pass.

    I won’t paint my nails today and we survived Monday hurray!

  19. Gloria Yang says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Jeggings!

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yes and I’m not a fan. I like either directing the shoot or doing the makeup, but me in front of the camera? I feel awkward and forget how to be a human.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    It’s not part of my personal style, but I dig it on others when done tastefully.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    King Kong as he really wants buddies. He was taken out of his natural habitat!!

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Toughie…. Today, I choose mattes.

  20. Lulle says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Boyfriend jeans! I have several pairs and they’re the ones I prefer wearing… So comfy!

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Once we went to JC Penney studio with my hubby to get some pictures taken. I don’t even remember why we went, but I’m pretty sure it was my idea! Probably because everyone has studio pictures of themselves and their family in their homes and I wanted to try too. The experience was okay, the photographer was suggesting postures that felt weird and we look rather awkward on these pictures to be honest!

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    Don’t. Khaki color yes but I’m not into camo.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Frankenstein. I think he’s misunderstood and I think I should have a chat with him, maybe we could be friends!

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Mattes! Metallics are fine on the eyes, but I don’t wear them on the cheeks or lips.

    Hope you have a great week Karen!
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  21. Rachel R, says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Jeggings

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? Just for my wedding

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? Do, in moderation.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? Frankenstein would be more interesting, I think. I hate heights, so Kong climbing up a building with me is a big NO.

    5. Metallics or mattes? Metallics, of course!

  22. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Jeggings, only because I LOATHE saggy pants!

    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    When I was younger and in ballet, I did many for the shows we put on. The last formal one I did was my senior photos 10 years ago.

    I’m often behind the camera taking photos of plants, flowers, animals or Zena.

    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    A don’t for every day. This comes from growing up in the military. I associate camouflage with hunting, wildlife photography (those National Geographic and BBC have to blend in to get really amazing shots!), or military; that’s the only times they should be used. I have a great respect for camouflage.

    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Hm, do you mean Frankenstein’s monster or Frankenstein the guy who made the monster? Either way, I think I’d go with Frankenstein as I know I’d be a little safer than with a gorilla that has a bit of a temper.

    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Metallic nail polish, shoe and occasional dress/shirt; matte everything else. If I’m working with a horse….no metallics. Some get very spooked from the lights bouncing off metals.

  23. Hello and happy new week! Here’s my replies… how fun fun!!!
    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Jeggings just because I’m q good girl and I won’t steal my bf’s jeans hahah
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yes, a sort of.
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    Camo, a tiny bit.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Frankenstien because I’m sure he has no flies. hahah
    5. Metallics or mattes?
    Metallics!
    xoxo
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  24. Alicia says:

    1. Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings?
    Jeggings – darkwash
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot?
    Yes
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t?
    don’t!
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein?
    Frankenstein because he is less scary
    5. Metallics or mattes?
    metallics!

  25. Mel. B. says:

    . Pick one: boyfriend jeans or jeggings? Boyfriend jeans.
    2. Have you ever done a photoshoot? My friend took a few professional style photos of me!
    3. Camouflage: a do or a don’t? Maybe in accessories.
    4. With whom would you rather hang out — King Kong or Frankenstein? King Kong.
    5. Metallics or mattes? Metallics.

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