Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 426

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Just put one foot in front of the other...

Just put one foot in front of the other…

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 are three things on your bucket list?
    1) Start an all-girl rock band, 2) learn how to make jewelry (“She’s making jewelry now…”), and 3) do karaoke at least once in each of the 50 states.
  2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
    Ooh, I have mixed feelings about this… OK, on the one hand, I would never ever want somebody to go sifting through my private emails, but on the other hand, now that I’m a parent, I can see why some people snoop through their child’s emails, because I’m so freaked out — SO FREAKED OUT! — about how I’m going to handle, like, online technology when Connor gets older. Oh boy, that’s a different conversation entirely. Soooo, I guess my answer is “I don’t know.”

    I’m gonna leave it at that.

  3. It’s your wedding day! You have to pick one or the other: would you rather lose a front tooth right before the ceremony, or wear a Lady Gaga meat wedding dress?
    Well, both options are completely disgusting, thank you very much.

    Just thinking of that meat dress on my skin…

    BLUH. Makes me throw up in my mouth a little!

    But I would also hate to lose a front tooth… I like my teeth (thanks for the braces, Mom), so… Ugh! I guess I’d go with the wedding day meat dress, despite how utterly disgusting it is.

  4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
    Hmm… How do I answer this? Well, I don’t use a product that’s traditionally billed as a color corrector, but I do use a peach-toned concealer in my under eye-area to cancel out the purple. So…yeah, I do.
  5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?
    Hard choice because I love all bodies of water. I mean, if there’s a clean, swimmable body of water somewhere, I’m the first person to jump in.

    Normally, I’d go with the ocean (so I could go surfing), but swimming pools are also nice, especially right now, because I don’t want to put in too much work, LOL! I just want to float around with a couple of water noodles and chill out.

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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 are three things on your bucket list?
2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?
4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?

What do you do when it’s just Monday, and you ALREADY feel overwhelmed with all of the stuff you have to do that week?

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You sit up straight, take a few deep breaths (Deep breathing helps… No, really, it does!), and put one foot in front of the other. Just take it step by step. That’s all you can do.

Aaaand, that’s what I’m telling myself right now because my to-do list is about a mile long, and I feel thoroughly daunted.

We can do this, though. I’ll stay calm if you do.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Twyla Munden says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? 1. Read all the books I’ve collected; 2. Do the Nepal trek to base camp; 3. Retire at 55

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? Not unless you are a parent.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Front tooth – you can always smile with your eyes *smize… but a meat dress is front and center no hiding that. ugh

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? No but I could use something to even out the rose in my nose/cheek area.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? I live on the East Coast so the Ocean is freakin freezing all year long but, the ocean in the tropics is 1st choice! then lake, river and lastly the pool…

    Keep in mind a ‘to-do list’ is just that, a list. Do each item, feel great about it, extend next item to tomorrows deadline. 🙂 Have a great day!!!

    • Karen says:

      You have a great day too, Twyla! Are you taking any fun trips this summer, by the way?

      • Twyla Munden says:

        I am… Every 5 years my little home town (Isle aux Morts NF Canada pop. 700) has a ‘town reunion’ so for a week, there are day events & nightly live music/beer tent and our town grows to about 2000. Its an awesome way to see everyone at once. And fingers crossed, I’m headed to Ecuador for 2 weeks in the fall to backpack around.

        Have fun venturing out with Conner this summer!

  2. Jaclyn levy says:

    1. Trave:traved 1x per year, grow a successful veggie garden, start my own business
    2. If you are on staff helping with a case at court for fraud or murder and request that the defendant or corporation gives it up, then yes.
    3. Front tooth! That’s easier to Photoshop than a nasty decaying dress!
    4. No and I actually have very strong opinions about them. I hate, HATE the message that it sends to women that they have something on their face to “correct”, implying their natural state is wrong. No no no no no. Horrible, oppressive marketing. See. Told you I had strong feelings! :-S
    5. River! I go swimming in the river every year. 🙂 pool is a close second.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jaclyn,

      What river do you go swimming in every year? We have quite a few up here within driving distance. The last time I was on one was the Russian River last summer.

      • Jaclyn levy says:

        That’s awesome! I just moved to TN with several rivers close by I can’t wait to check out. Each year I go swimming in the Wisconsn river. My husband’s grandparents host the family reunion at their place on the river every year. It’s a sandy bottom river which is nice! I hope you and Connor get a lot of swimming in this summer!

  3. Suzanne C says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list?
    Go to this restaurant that’s in a grotto on the Adriatic Sea in Italy; see a really iconic Broadway play, like Phantom or Chicago; take a week-long course at the Culinary Institute of America.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
    If you’re a parent, yes. If you have a legitimate reason to fear that someone might harm themselves, yes- and that’s straight from a person with a mental illness who has lost two close friends to suicide. Whatever it takes. Possibly cheating partner is a grey area. But just for the sake of snooping, no.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?
    Lose a front tooth. I generally smile with mymouth closed anyway.

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
    No, but I need to.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?
    Gulf of Mexico!! 🙂

  4. Allison C says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? Travel to Hawaii, the Far East especially Thailand and Australia
    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? actually no though I have been sorely tempted at times
    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? strange question, I have no idea what a Lady Gaga meat dress is but I can only imagine so I’d probably go with the loose front tooth
    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? no, seldom actually though I do use a darker concealer/corrector under my eyes first and on a hard to cover dark spot almost every day
    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? ocean, no contest
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  5. anusha says:

    Bucket list -1. dye my jet black hair with balayage or highlights. I don’t know which color will look good on me! 🙁 2.sing karaoke at this restaurant ..i have no company.. 🙁
    3.to go to maldives and stay at a over the water villa and learn to swim in the ocean (i’m scared of that)

    Never read other’s mail.

    Can’t do both on my wedding day.

    I use mac peachlustre for around my mouth pigmentation for special occasions when i have time . I don’t have dark circles.

    Ocean-but to only look at the waves while sitting on the beach.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anusha,

      I vote for balayage. I’ve done both balayage and highlights, and even though balayage is pricier, I find that it’s easier to grow out (looks more natural, too, I think). Last time I did a big change with my hair my stylist did balayage and I loooooved it.

  6. Leah G. says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list?
    1) To go on a National Geographic Expedition/cruise to the Galapagos Islands; 2) To take a cooking class in Italy; 3) Go on a yoga retreat somewhere amazing (I reached this goal 3 times when I went to Kripalu but I’m keeping it on my list as a bucket list item I need to keep doing).

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? No. Unless it’s work related and someone you’re covering for their vacation.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Lose a tooth. I work with dentists for my day job so I’m sure I could get something to put in really quick!

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? No.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? We have a lake house in Maine! I love kayaking and swimming and going out on family and friend’s boats. We rent out the home on a weekly basis in the summer months! 🙂

  7. Sara says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list?
    Go to Europe
    Buy a house in Maine
    Do something with my love for food (teach cooking classes, write a cookbook or have my own cooking show!)

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
    Hmmm,I want to say no but I’ve done it😁

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Omg how awful haha I’m gonna have to go with a meat dress because I can’t imagine loosing a tooth haha

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
    No, but I probably should!

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?
    Ocean.. Specifically the coast of Maine ❤️

    Hi Karen! I’m slowly coming out of temporary baby jail haha we went on our first outing alone today! Last week we went to the grocery store but my mom came with us. Today just Kate and I went to buy buy baby and trader joes. She was great and slept the entire time! I can’t believe she will be a month old on Saturday. Slowly things are getting easier, but man no one warns you how tough it actually is! But I wouldn’t trade it for anything (not even all the sleep in the world! LOL) Hope you have a great week! I’m aiming to get out everyday for a walk this week with miss Kate😃

  8. Jen C says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? 1. Try skydiving; 2. Watch my girl grow up; 3. Be financially free by 50.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? I totally GET your parenting angle! I’ll leave it as NOT OK, unless it concerns someone’s personal safety.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Ugh! Meat dress, if I had to choose!

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? Not on a daily basis, but I do use a peach corrector under my eyes on special occasions.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? Ocean! Coz where I live is surrounded by water and I won’t have it otherwise. Though lakes would come a close second – hello, water sports with no saltwater!

  9. Chris25 says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list?: Visit India (and basically travel more), see one of my screenplays made into a film, and work with a celebrity as their MUA.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?: Only if it’s Voldemort. I suspect he gets a lot of Publisher’s Clearing House notices. 😛

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?: If I wore the meat dress it could feed the guests after. It’s a win-win!

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?: Yes, the Bobbi Brown corrector in Dark Peach under my eyes.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?: Swimming pool because I am a coward and the open water scares me.
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  10. Rachel R. says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? Visit Europe, visit Australia and see the Sydney Opera House, have my kids move out.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? If it’s a life and death situation, yes.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Have my front tooth knocked out. There are emergency dentists.

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? no

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? I can barely swim, so I don’t really go swimming in any of them. I like to visit the ocean.

  11. Tatiana says:

    Can I just say how much I love the pineapple Vans and the purple and green Nikes!
    1. What are three things on your bucket list? Read all my accumulated books. Be able to retire with my husband while we still have good health. Then travel or live someplace else, because I am so over Silicon Valley.
    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? No, nada, never. There was no way I could expect my kid to trust me, if I didn’t trust her. I just steadily taught her our values along the way as she was growing up and told her she could always come to talk to me about anything. Pretty sure I didn’t hear all of it, but I was there for the stuff she wanted me for. When she was in high school she friended me but not my husband on Facebook. Drove him crazy. But I knew where she had met or how she knew each one of her FB friends.
    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Meat dress! Because at the end of the day you only have to shower and not go through some painful restorative dental work.
    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? No. Too much trouble. I love makeup, but I’m lazy and have limited skills.
    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? None of the above. I fear and hate the water. The only way I like it is frozen for skating or skiing. I like my 5 minute showers and that’s about it.

  12. Amy says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list?
    I don’t have one, but aim to live each moment, stay open to possibilities, and see what comes next. I have goals, but they’re more short term, and life has been very unpredictable so far. So my ideals tend to transcend temporal things.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
    Snooping: not unless it’s life, death, or crime. Browsing: I do this all the time on my husbands phone, which he thinks is hysterical and doesn’t mind at all. It’s really interesting to me to see how his work colleagues interact with him and each other and to see a different side to him than I see at home! I ask him to look at my email correspondence all the time to give me his opinion on things. We’re a very “all my business is your business” team, as you can tell. 😉

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?
    Wow. Yikes. The dress – but I’d hand out a flyer to all the guests apologizing, and making clear I had to wear it to avoid losing a tooth!!

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
    Nope.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?
    Lake Michigan!! Heaven.

  13. 1. What are three things on your bucket list?
    Visit Italy, Attend a Masquerade Ball, and have my own beauty room.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
    No! Unless someone’s life was in jeopardy then it’s okay.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?
    Looks like I’ll be losing a tooth. ): I’m sure it could be fixed in time though.

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
    Not on a daily basis.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?
    Swimming pool. I love being in the water!
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  14. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? Visit all 50 states, write a mystery novel, run a mile in less than 10 minutes.
    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? NO! It’s like reading someone’s journal. You have to trust the people you’re around. I have a 13 year old and I don’t read her texts, but I follow he on her social media accounts and I know all her friends. I will not betray her trust.
    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? Meat dress, I love my teeth. I almost dropped out of kindergarten because I lost my two front teeth, but saw a friend of mine smiling without his front teeth and I thought if he could do it, then I could do it.
    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? I only have yellow powder to combat redness, and I rarely use it.
    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? I love the water! As long as it’s hot outside and there’s water, I’m in it. I don’t really care about the source.

  15. Grace says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? – Summit Mt Kilimanjaro, learn how to play the guitar, write my own book (I ghostwrite now and have book FOMO)

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? – Sure, if you’re a spy or work with Olivia Pope!

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? – Meat dress! Less painful 😉

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? – No, but on special occasions I do!

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? – Ocean or pool! I have a phobia of murky lake bottoms

  16. Erin says:

    Late to the party again, it’s been a ROUGH week and it’s only Monday! Had to read and do the poll though!

    1. What are three things on your bucket list?

    Oy, there are so many.

    I’d like to meet some people and have conversations with them, the luminaries of our time. Like the Dali Lama. But I think that might be too hard to accomplish.

    Honestly, being happy is on my bucket list.

    I’d like to do a lot more travelling and work on things that make me happy instead of just pay the bills.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?

    I just had to for my husband.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?

    Oy. Meat dress? I’m already married though so bullet dodged?

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?

    Nope.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?

    Swimming pool!
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    • Erin says:

      I forgot to say, I know how to make jewelry. My best advice to you is to wait until Connor Claire is a little older (like a few months more) and take a jewelry course at a JC on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Leave her with friends or family. It will do you both good!
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  17. 1. What are three things on your bucket list?
    A full moon party in Thailand, Safari in South Africa and hiking in Myanmar.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?
    No. It is never, ever okay. But I have to admit I have done it once.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?
    The meat dress, as it is less permanent. But I am already married, so I won’t have to do any of them.

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?
    I use a peachy undereye corrector, so technically yes.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?
    All of them as long as it is water.
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  18. 1. What are three things on your bucket list?

    Go back to Japan. Adopt a dog. Learn how to scubadive.

    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email?

    No.

    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day?

    OMG! This is a horrible choice, haha! I’d rather not get married at all then 😉

    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis?

    I used to but not anymore. Or rather, not at the moment.

    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool?

    None of the above… I don’t like to swim at all. But if it’s to sit by/walk by? Ocean or lake!
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  19. Jennifer says:

    1. What are three things on your bucket list? taking my husband and son to Hawaii, I think that’s it.
    2. Is it ever OK to snoop through someone’s email? never
    3. Would you rather wear a lady gaga meat dress to your wedding or lose a front tooth on your wedding day? meat dress
    4. Do you use color correctors on a daily basis? During summer when my already pink face gets even more pink, I wear a green Smashbox primer.
    5. Ocean, river, lake or swimming pool? all of the waters
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