Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 466

So…what is the Monday Poll?

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 10 (!) 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. If you could get a phone call from anyone today, who would it be?

Future me. Like, me in about 10 years, and I would ask her if there’s anything she’d do differently in life, work, with raising Connor…

Geez, why am I getting teary right now? Karen, get a grip, LOL!

OK, if we’re only talking about non sci-fi reality, then I would like to talk to brother, because he always makes me laugh.

2. What’s something you have in your makeup collection that you absolutely LOVE and think EVERYONE needs to have in their life ASAP?

Let’s see… I’m looking at my Mia Moretti makeup bag right now, which is a mess, by the way. It was only supposed to be for my makeup necessities, but I just keep throwing stuff in there, and now I can’t even zip it shut, LOL!

Anyway, I think that everyone needs NARS Translucent Crystal setting powder. Granted, it’s not very sexy, but it’s BEYOND great for setting under-eye concealer, especially if you don’t want your concealer to look heavy or powdery or cake-y. I have three of them because I’m freaked out by the thought of them going away someday.

3. What was the last book you read?

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos. She’s the lady who wrote and starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and the book is about her journey through the process of adopting her daughter. I thought it was very interesting.

Before I got pregnant with Connor, El Hub and I had been trying for a long time (years), but we just couldn’t get pregnant, so we were like, “You know what? We’re going to adopt,” and right when we started seriously looking into it and weighing our options, lo and behold, I got pregnant.

4. Eyeshadow is…

Unnecessarily complicated sometimes, especially on YouTube. It’s lovely, though, and it’s my makeup weakness.

5. What’s one big life lesson you’ve learned?

That learning new things can be difficult at the beginning, and you might suck at them, but you just have to get through that phase and over those horrible feelings of self-doubt. Then, as you start to figure things out, they get easier. The beginning is always the hardest part.

It took me a while to learn that one.

Good morning and happy Monday!

See that cute hot pink stroller in the top pic? Yeah, it isn’t Connor’s. It’s a pet stroller for cats! Dogs can go in it too, but you know… #crazycatlady. I saw it at HomeGoods last weekend.

I would’ve loved it for Tabs but something tells me he would *not* be into it at all, but I’m still going to keep holding on to my hot pink kitty stroller dreams.

Ok, I’m off to take a quick walk. It’s amazing how one can just totally make me feel so much better. Lately I’ve been taking walks around the circle throughout the day; I go out, hold the baby, we do a turn or two and then come back inside. It’s just so nice to get some fresh air, change my view, listen to birds and look out for the neighborhood kitty cats. It’s such a small thing, but it’s a nice thing, and I think it’s extra nice to have those nice things on a Monday.

Maybe try taking one or two today if you can. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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