Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 425

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I found these pineapple print Vans at DSW on Saturday and now my life is complete

I found these pineapple print Vans at DSW on Saturday, and now my life is complete (the nails are Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Lemon Heaven, by the way).

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. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    French fries, and I’m not gonna share them with you.

    Well, maybe I will…but I’m not gonna share them with El Hub because whenever we go out for burgers and I order my regular veggie burger and French fries, he always says when he orders, “I’ll share her fries,” and I’m like, “No, you won’t,” because I want all the fries to myself.

    Because when you order a veggie burger, you’re still hungry. So I want to eat all the fries. I don’t want to share my fries. They’re my fries, so if you want your own fries, you order your own fries.

    As for French nails and French kissing…I have nothing to say about either one at the moment.

  2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    Toxic, which I consider to be the height of Britney — the pinnacle of Britney-ness.

    The video’s just so glossy and sassy. Britney plays all of these different characters, like a sexy flight attendant, and then she’s a girl on a bike who looks like a secret agent with her long hair whipping behind her.

    And I like the song, too.

    Full disclosure: I went to a Britney Spears concert once and really liked it.

  3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    I have a pair of beige Tory Burch cat eye sunglasses, which are close to my favorite, but they’re not my favorite because I’ve tried to wear them when I run, and they always slip down my nose.

    So my favorite pair right now might be my new Ray-Bans. They’re just classic Aviators, but they fit my face and don’t slip down my nose when I get sweaty.

  4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    I don’t know if “fun” and “job” always go together in the same sentence, haha. But I try to have as much fun as I can at every job, I guess.

    My friend Jen and I worked retail together at The Limited once over the holidays, and all I had to do all day was stand there, greet people, fold t-shirts and talk all day. And sell the occasional purse or jacket. I also got a sweet employee discount.

    I also had a good time working with the foreign language students in the language lab in college. It was fun because I got to meet people from all over the world, and I really liked my coworkers, too.

  5. Backstage or front of house?
    I’ll go with front of house, because I’m pretty outgoing. I think I’d like interacting with everyone, taking tickets and showing people to their seats. To me that would be fun.

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Your turn. πŸ™‚ Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!

1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
4. In what job did you have the most fun?
5. Backstage or front of house?

Hi, friend. I hope you’re enjoying the Memorial Day holiday so far. I’m just getting ready to go have coffee with my friend Marisol. She’s breaking me out of baby jail temporarily, and we’re gonna go to Home Goods and Bath & Body Works.

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Connor will stay home and have a talk with her dad, because her new favorite thing is chatting.

She talks A LOT and makes the cutest noises now. I wish I could get a baby translator…

Here’s what she had to say this morning:

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. French fries no question! Wendy’s are my favorite. I also like those thick cut bar fries. Mmmm. And curly fries are super fun!

    2. Womanizer womanizer, you’re a womanizer, baby! That song was so empowering and the first time I heard a hit song calling out men for being pigs. With so many songs objectifying women it nice to have one turn the tables around for once. πŸ™‚

    3. Everything Kat Von D wears. How she doesn’t have her own sunglasses line is beyond me.

    4. When I worked with my friend putting on our annual conference. Pure magic!

    5. Backstage. I love seeing how things work and being part of the team that pulls things of without a hitch.

  2. musical says:

    French fries all the way :). And yes, not sharin’ ’em, he he.

    Love the baby talk by Connor :). Monday perfection :).

  3. anusha says:

    Read this on reese Witherspoon’s insta- ‘ be a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside’. I’m inspired! πŸ™‚
    1.french kissing.. :-):-)
    2.overprotected by britney.. i can relate to the lyrics a lot!
    3.rayban aviators for moi too..
    4.i’m a doctor- a radiologist. My job’s pretty cool and fun.. not too hectic.
    5.backstage- i would love to watch the makeup and preparations.

    Baby googoo and gagas are the best!! Enjoy.. πŸ™‚ glad to know that u r getting a good amount of sleep now thanks to connor..

  4. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries? French fries!!! Because c’mon, fries!!!
    2. Favorite Britney Spears song? “Stronger”, it’s great to exercise to, and the video is just her dancing in all her Britney glory.
    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses? I lost my Steve Madden classic aviators, and I’m bummed because I lived them. On my “On this day” on FB today is a picture of my daughter when she was in kindergarten, wearing them and holding a chicken leg, it’s my favorite picture of her. So I guess my current favorite sunglasses are my actual glasses, that transition in sunlight to sunnies.
    4. In what job did you have the most fun? I’m a stay at home mom, so this is my job and the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. The kids are in school, but being home allows me to volunteer in classrooms, go to award ceremonies, chaperone dances, set up for 8th grade promotion (this Thursday, sob!), watch kids after school until parents get off work, I really do love it.
    5. Backstage or front of house? Backstage, I like the teamwork and the satisfaction of a job being completed.

  5. 1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?

    French fries! Always go for the fries. That said, French fries are actually Belgian fries. The Frenchies STOLE our idea.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?

    I’m a slave for you maybe? Or Toxic?

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?

    My cheapo Claire’s sunnies. They have a purple leopard print, dude.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?

    My current one!

    5. Backstage or front of house?

    Tough one… can I have a little bit of both?
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  6. Lulle says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    French kissing, because neither of the other ones are actually French. French manicure was invented in the US (women in France used a white pencil UNDER the tip of nail, not a stripe of white polish OVER the tip), and French fries originated in Belgium.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    To be perfectly honest I don’t like Britney Spears at all and never have, so I don’t have a favorite song!

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    I just bought a pair at a quirky retro shop in Oakland and they’re the cutest I’ve ever owned!

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    Fun? Job? Hmm… Nope, I’m afraid I never found any of my jobs fun in any way. Some were fulfilling, and I enjoyed when there was space for creativity, but I never had fun.

    5. Backstage or front of house?
    Backstage! I prefer to be the one organizing things in the back, I’ll let someone else be in the spotlight!
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  7. 1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    Totally with you on the fries. Joey doesn’t share food! Except with my toddler because the pickier he gets, the more desperate I get that he eats something other than crackers. πŸ˜‚

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    Oops I did it again is just so fun, that’s what I’d vote this moment.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    Don’t have one but just found a pair in my neglected car while taking to the mechanic that I’m enjoying. Now I just need to figure out how to get two car seats in the tiny back seat.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    The only time I really had fun working was troubleshooting complicated backend data issues. Didn’t come up often enough to consider the job fun though.

    5. Backstage or front of house?
    Backstage, I’m quite introverted. I can fake being outgoing somewhat decently but it’s exhausting.
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  8. Tatiana says:

    Aww! Listening to Connor talk was so sweet. I remember narrating my day and everything we saw or did to my child at that age and the cute babbling I got back. Enjoy this sweet stage of development.

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries? French kissing, because Dear Husband! Besides every time I get French fries I get heartburn.
    2. Favorite Britney Spears song? None of them. Never got into her.
    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses? Kate Spade’s. I have a narrow face and it’s one of the few brands that makes shades in smaller sizes.
    4. In what job did you have the most fun? Not a paid job, but I’ve had the most fun being a mom. Drawing, coloring, cooking, riding, going places with my kid. Oggling the hot summer camp counselors. Going to Disneyland and wearing a tiara. Watching her graduate from kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school. (Yup, there are a lot of graduation ceremonies now.) Skipping uni graduation to go to London for the graduation gift/trip. It’s been challenging at times, but over all it’s been fun.
    5. Backstage or front of house? Backstage. You get to see the hot actors up close. In high school I was on the makeup crew and did the stage makeup.

  9. Oh and that cooing chatter is so much what Erik sounds like too! So fun having them be so close in age, going through so many similar things. πŸ˜€
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  10. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    Hiiii Karen!!! Connor sounds so sweet. She has so much to say, such encouraging talk to start off this week!

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    Hands down, french fries. I can’t not eat those when they are around. Bane of my existence, or maybe my reason πŸ˜‰
    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    That’s a toughie. I’m going back to the days when she started out, the song “Sometimes” is my favorite. Or maybe “Oops! I Did It Again”. Hmmmmm
    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    All my pairs are really cheap and have no known name brands. But my favorite have large lenses and have plum-colored frames.
    4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    My job right now is pretty fun. I’m in a call center and when there is down time between calls I get to joke around with everyone around me. It was really fun talking to my teammates around me and getting to know them. Plus we have monthly food days, those are the best.
    5. Backstage or front of house?
    Probably backstage especially when things are set in motion. I like the high-energy, high pressure environment and seeing everything come to life and seeing how things are handled when plans go astray.

  11. Joyce B. says:

    Yes. Yes. I refuse to share my food too. I order what I want and my hubby should order what he wants. As soon as our food comes, he loads up a forkful of what he ordered and sticks it in my face until I eat it. Which I do so we don’t have a fight in the restaurant. But I didn’t want that, and I didn’t ask for a bite. I will share dessert if it’s huge, like most of them in restaurants are. But not my meal. And definitely not my French fries. That said, Connor sounds adorable!

  12. Rachel R. says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries? French kissing

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song? Don’t have one/not a fan.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses? My cool purple eyeglasses have polarized lenses, so I usually wear those. I am also currently enamored with red plastic heart-shaped sunglasses I bought, with rose-colored lenses. πŸ˜€

    4. In what job did you have the most fun? In college I worked at the University of Oregon News Bureau. I got to do a lot of different things.

    5. Backstage or front of house? Backstage

  13. Amoure Jones says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    Yes to all three.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    I’m going w/ the classics and saying “Baby one more time”. I adore Britney.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    They are actually clear frames and circular.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    I was an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for Ambulance and Fire Rescue.

    5. Backstage or front of house?
    Backstage where all of the magic happens.

  14. Chelsea says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?

    Totally French fries. I’m rather pickyvabout them though, fast food fries are usually not good.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?

    I’m with you on Toxic.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?

    I lose sunglasses all the time, I have cheapish ones.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?

    Probably as a graduate assistant at my university. My coworkers and my bosses were a lot of fun!

    5. Backstage or front of house

    I want to be the star if the show!

  15. Chris25 says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?: French fries. Anyone who knows me already knows the answer to this.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?: Surprisingly I do have one. It’s “Circus”. When she was first popular (she was about 17) I was very anti-Britney. But now that she and I are both in our early 30s I appreciate the flash and showmanship of “Circus”.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?: I don’t wear them, but I want to get some Ray-Bans.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?: Probably my freelance makeup artist career. I don’t make much money, but it’s definitely fun!

    5. Backstage or front of house?: The previous question leads to this answer. Backstage. As a MUA I love working backstage.
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  16. Connors’s baby talk is adorable!:)

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    I do love French fries, but french kissing it is! Can’t get enough of my boyfriend. πŸ™‚

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    I also like Toxic. My sister claims I use to dance to the music video when it came on when I was little. I recall nothing of this lol.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    I never wear them. I just haven’t found the right pair I guess. I feel like I look weird in them.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    My current job probably. I watch my nieces for my sister. I love watching them grow up. We play outside, go to the park, color, and read books.

    5. Backstage or front of house?
    Backstage. I’m really into planning.
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  17. Pamela says:

    1. OMG, Karen! Your response to #1 had me rolling on the floor laughing and crying “amen!” and it confirms that we are “sisters from another mister”! My husband always says he doesn’t want a entire order of fries and he’ll have “a couple” of mine. But “a couple” turns into over half the doggone plate!!!!!! Annoys me to no end! Glad to hear someone else is a fry hoarder. I never met a fry I didn’t like. πŸ˜‰

    2. Britney?…No comment

    3. Favorite and only pair of sunglasses are prescription oversize tortoise pair by DKNY purchased at Target.

    4. Can’t think of a job that I truly enjoyed. I spent practically my whole life in retail but I loved after hours when the store closed and we would clean up then go next door to the bar.

    5. Depends on my mood and the company I’m with. Usually, though I’m too shy to be front of house.

    I think Connor Claire was saying that she can’t wait to try her first order of fries!

  18. OMG, her little voice is so cute!

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    IΒ΄d love to say French kissing, but that would not be true to my current life situation. French Fries is much more realistic.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?
    None?

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?
    My fake aviators.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?
    Selling clothes at a thrift store. We would accept or deny the clothes ourself, which was a great excuse to rummage though other peoples closet.

    5. Backstage or front of house?
    Front of the house.
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  19. Jennifer says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries? I can’t choose
    2. Favorite Britney Spears song? I really love her stuff but if I have to name one, I’d go with I’m a Slave 4 U
    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses? I have a really cute pair of Betsy Johnson tortoise shell sunglasses that I like but I really want a nude pair.
    4. In what job did you have the most fun? Probably my current job. I have a lot of flexibility, I get to talk to people all day and be creative.
    5. Backstage or front of house? front of the house

    Kisses to Connor Claire and to Tabs
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  20. Leah G. says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?
    French Fries. Truffle fries or the rosemary fries from Smashburger.

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song? Baby one More Time

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses? Just my prescription ones.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun? Two of my internships during college were great. One was the marketing department at an amusement park and the other was a small software company in a really great location so I could walk to a ton of restaurants and shops (or to run errands for the job). I was able to meet friends for lunch that were also working in the same town.

    5. Backstage or front of house? Backstage. I volunteer at beer festivals in Boston and I prefer to be helping behind the scenes. I do like the front of house in that gig (getting people checked in greeting them for the fest).

  21. Erin says:

    1. French nails, French kissing or French fries?

    All?

    2. Favorite Britney Spears song?

    I think the only one I can stand is Toxic. I don’t care for her in the slightest.

    3. Favorite pair of sunglasses?

    I have two pairs of Armani that work. The work for my head and face shape, and more importantly ear height and temple shape.

    4. In what job did you have the most fun?

    Hands down working at Nike.

    5. Backstage or front of house?

    Either, I can act quite well but I’m a great set painter πŸ™‚
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  22. Sherry Rooney says:

    Thanks for sharing Karen!! I could listen to babies all day long!! Precious!!

  23. Sandra says:

    Do you happen to have the style name of those vans? I can’t find them anywhere! I definitely NEED them in my life. πŸ™‚

  24. Susan T. says:

    Sister, preach it about the fries! I order veggie burgers too and I need all those fries. Everyone else with their fatty beef burgers should get a side salad and keep their hands off my fries. Lol!

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