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 seven 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.
- What’s your current favorite lip product?
I picked up a YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Peach Me Love 6 from Sephora right before Connor Claire was born, and it’s been the only makeup I’ve really been wearing lately, first, because I like it, and second, because it’s what I’ve had on my little nursing table next to me, and I haven’t had the time or energy to swap it for anything else, let alone put on any more makeup…or shower for that matter.
It’s this, like, non-sticky, super moisturizing light lip oil/tint, and it smells like yummy apples.
- Do you use a lot of slang?
Yo, dawg! I use a little, but I can’t say I use a lot. 🙂
I feel like I’m getting to that stage in life where if I try too hard to use the current slang, I’m like that aunt who’s trying to be hip, but is, like, so not hip.
There are some words I can’t stop using, like “hella” and “stoked” and “guuuurl” that I’ve been using for years, but I haven’t been able to smoothly incorporate words like “bae” and “slay…”
And I totally didn’t mean to make those rhyme, haha.
So, yeah…I use a little slang, but not a lot.
- What’s a beauty-related service or treatment you’d like to try?
Well, I saw this thing in the April issue of Glamour called a lash lift, and I’m very, very intrigued. It’s done at a beauty salon, and what they do is curl your existing lashes and lift them from the root. Then they hold them in place with, like, a special serum so that your lashes look lifted and curled. The process takes about 20 minutes, costs about $100 and the effect lasts about a month. So for that one month, you don’t have to curl your lashes.
Now, this for me? I have stick straight lashes, and the idea of being able to skip my lash curler is super appealing. Plus, something happened when I got pregnant, and I don’t know if it has quite gone away yet, but my lashes got really hard to curl for some reason. They’re stiffer and perfectly straight, so I like the sound of this service.
- Do you change your hairstyle often, or do you tend to stay with the style you have now?
Normally I do like to change my hairstyles a lot, but I haven’t really left the house in two weeks on account of being in “temporary baby jail,” so lately, my main hairstyle has been a messy bun.
- What’s a trait you greatly value in your friends?
Empathy. I like being surrounded by people who get it, you know? Who can feel my pain and my joy and my fears and understand what I’m going through when I’m going through something, and I can understand what they’re going through, too.
I think I’m a pretty empathetic person, and I’m drawn to people like that. I also like people with a similar sense of humor.
- A place you haven’t been but would like to go?
Bora Bora. I’ve seen pictures of the Four Seasons resort there, and not that I’ll ever be able to afford to go, but I’d love to stay at that hotel. They have these huts right out over the water, and when you look down through the floorboards, you can actually see the ocean under you.
I don’t know, but I think that would be really cool, and I love tropical places and places with warm, clear water.
Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. What’s your current favorite lip product?
2. Do you use a lot of slang?
3. What’s a beauty-related service or treatment you’d like to try?
4. Do you change your hairstyle often, or do you tend to stay with the style you have now?
5. What’s a trait you greatly value in your friends?
6. A place you haven’t been but would like to go?
Hello, my friend. I hope you’re having a great Monday so far. I’m holding down the fort here in temporary baby jail, trying to sneak in a nap and a shower every once in a while. Overall, I’m basically unbearably tired…but I think things are going pretty well. I think. This is week two.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,