Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 644

1. What are you most excited about at this current moment?

LOL, don’t laugh, but I can’t wait to go out to eat at an actual restaurant again and not have to wear a hazmat suit. Who knows when it’ll be, but I’m so looking forward to it.

Ooh! — I hope it’ll be sushi. The flavors are totally out of my everyday wheelhouse.

2. What beauty item are you most excited about right now?

The old-school MAC eyeliners. I’ve been having a moment with Teddy, Prunella, Powersurge and Costa Riche. I think I’m going to use them all in single eyeshadow looks this week… Got the wheels in my mind a-turning…

3. Where do you feel most at home?

Our current home here in Novato. Mind you, it took a while to feel this way. For a couple years after we moved here, whenever I’d drive by my old exit on Highway 101 in Mill Valley, I’d always feel like, “Oh, that’s where I live. That’s where my home is,” but now Novato feels like my home.

4. What’s the best part about the place you live?

How friendly the people are. It really does have a small town feel to it, for the most part, and people are genuinely friendly. For instance, when you’re walking into a store at the mall, the person in front of you will smile and hold the door open for you, and the cashiers will smile and make small talk. Strangers you pass on the sidewalk make eye contact and say “Good morning,” and things like that.

I mean, there’s always crabby people wherever you go, right? But for the most part, the people you run into here will look at you and smile (even underneath their mask!). 😊

5. What’s the worst part about the place you live?

Right now? Wildfire season. Being on alert and constantly prepared to evacuate or have the power go out for days at a time every summer and fall is…getting old. I also wish Novato had more diversity. There were more people from different backgrounds and cultures where I grew up in the East Bay, and I do miss that.

6. A beauty item you recommend to everyone?

A lash curler, girlfriend! I’m a big an of the Surratt one.

7. If there’s one instrument you could listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’ll tell you this much, it’s not going to be the tuba. It does absolutely nothing for my soul! Sorry, tuba players. 🤷‍♀️

I would pick the piano. 🎹 You’ve got the treble clef and the bass clef, and you can easily play a variety of musical genres with it.

8. What was the last emoji you remember using?

✨ The three stars! ✨ I’ve been going a little crazy with it lately. ✨

9. San Francisco or Los Angeles?

SF for sure.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Here are the questions to copy/paste with your answers in a comment. Talk to ya soon.

1. What are you most excited about at this current moment?
2. What beauty item are you most excited about right now?
3. Where do you feel most at home?
4. What’s the best part about the place you live?
5. What’s the worst part about the place you live?
6. A beauty item you recommend to everyone?
7. If there’s one instrument you could listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?
8. What was the last emoji you remember using?
9. San Francisco or Los Angeles?

P.P.S. I hope your Monday is full of love and laughter, sweet girl. Have a wonderful day! 🤗