Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 496

Happy Monday!

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. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

Two frozen waffles with creamy peanut butter (NOT crunchy) and raisins on top.

I haven’t had it in months, but I ate it ALL THE TIME when I was pregnant with Connor. I got an extreme craving for it the other day, so I think I’m back on the frozen waffles train again.

2. Your favorite children’s television show back in the day?

Honestly, are you gonna make me pick just one?? Because that’s cruel. ? Television was the unpaid babysitter of my childhood years. We watched A LOT of TV. Limited screen time was not a thing in my family.

That said, I really loved The Electric Company. And Mr. Wizard’s World. And Jem. And The Smurfs and Voltron.

3. What’s the first word that comes to mind right now.


4. Who was the first person you ever had a crush on?

A kid named Brian in my first grade class. I even wrote down “I love Brian” on my bed sheet because I was soooo into him. LOL! My mom found it and couldn’t read my writing, so she kept hounding me. “Who is this boy? What’s his name?” And I just got freaked out and didn’t tell her. So she and my dad did detective work! They put on their detective caps and went through the list of kids in my first grade class, looking for all of the little boys whose names started with a “B.” Eventually, they came upon a boy named Brandon, and then they were like, “Do you like Brandon? Do you have a crush on Brandon?” kinda teasing me — you know how parents do sometimes — and I, being super sensitive and all, didn’t know how to say, “Please stop teasing me. I don’t like it.” I just wanted to hide in my room and cry, because I was embarrassed and confused about my feelings for Brian, so I said, “Yes.”

And to this day they still think I liked some dude named Brandon.

5. What’s worse — losing your makeup bag on a trip, or losing your luggage?

Both would be fairly terrible, but losing my luggage would be waaaaay worse…because I can pretty much restock a makeup bag from scratch with my eyes closed.

Happy Monday

Good morning, friend! I’m glad you could stop by this morning. I hope all is going well. It’s nice to see you. ?

Oh, guess who finally got a new couch!!!!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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