Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 515

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 11 (!) 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 makes you a strong person?

I think I’m a pretty strong person, just because when I’m on, I can take on a lot of things, like tasks and emotional things, but my strength can be very up or down, if I’m honest. I wish I could say that I’m a strong @ss kicker all the time, but I definitely have my moments when I have to lean on other people, like my friends, my family and my cat…although every single time I cry to Tabs, he looks sympathetic for maybe 30 seconds, and then I get the sense that he just wants me to feed him…

Basically, he’s only there for the snacks.

2. What are the parts you rush through when you’re doing your makeup?

These days, it doesn’t matter how much time I have to do my makeup, whether it’s five minutes, 15 minutes or half an hour (which would be a total luxury), I speed through my brows…because sh*t is boring, OK?

This wasn’t the case for me four years ago, when I would have meticulously filled them out with multiple products before using a concealer to carve out the bottom and the tail.

But now I’m just, like, throw that brow gel in. Move on with life. It’s all good.

I’ll also rush through lips most of the time, usually nude lips, just because they’re easy to do and easy to reapply, so I’ll do lipstick, gloss — BAM! BAM! — a few strokes, and that’s it.

But I will always take my time doing my foundation and concealer, because when I do rush through those things, it always ends up looking too thick and/or too spackly.

3. Last thing you bought and loved but probably didn’t need?

Funny you should ask :), because I wore it all weekend. It’s a khaki baseball cap I got from Target for $10 bucks.

It was raining on Saturday, and I’d done my hair, and I didn’t want the top to get all messed up, so I grabbed the cap and wore it all weekend long.

I think it’s cute, and I like the way it fits my head and keeps it warm. Most importantly, it keeps the rain off my face.

4. Unicorns or mermaids?

Unicorns ? , because if I had a mythical creature friend, we’d be able to hang out more.

With mermaids, though, you basically have to go to their house all the time… It’s always a thing. They can never come to your house. ?

5. What’s something nice someone did for you recently?

On Sunday morning, El Hub surprised me with a box of flaky, buttery croissant from Rustic Bakery for the next few days. Two Meyer lemon, one apple (my favorite) and a ham and cheese.

It was a great way to start the day. ?

Happy Monday

#mondays #momlife #notamorningperson

Oh hi there, first Monday morning laugh! Last night I preloaded my coffee pot thinking that all I’d have to do in the morning was hit a button for fresh, hot coffee, buuuuut turns out I totally forgot to put the actual coffee grounds into the pot. Whoops! Like I filled it up with water, put the filter in, but didn’t put the coffee in. The funny thing is I was standing next to the coffee pot the whole time as it was brewing, but didn’t realize that all it was making was hot water until it was done. Oh well! At least it was good for a giggle.

Hope you’ve managed to laugh a little this morning!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Here are the questions to copy and paste with your answers in a comment:

1. What makes you a strong person?
2. What are the parts you rush through when you’re doing your makeup?
3. Last thing you bought and loved but probably didn’t need?
4. Unicorns or mermaids?
5. What’s something nice someone did for you recently?

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