Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 658

rocks on walk
Spotted these beauties on my walk yesterday

So…what is the Monday Poll?

Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading your answers, and it helps me get my week off to a good start. 🌻

    1. What’s your definition of “no makeup” makeup?

    Well…it’s all an illusion as you know. Mine starts with sunscreen, followed by a quick curl with a lash curler and a coat of mascara. Then, brows filled in with a pencil, followed by the daintiest kitten flick done with either liquid liner or eyeshadow applied with a wet angled brush.

    Voila!

    2. Would you rather cut your own bangs or dye your own hair?

    It’s been two years since the last time I colored my hair(!), so at this point, I’ll reluctantly opt to cut my own bangs… I’ve done it before, although it was in high school, so I’m fairly sure I could do it again…but I’ll cut slooooOOOooowly and carefully, and I’ll do something like side-swept bangs that I could easily pin back if disaster struck and I made a major boo-boo.

    3. Something you’ve been wearing a lot since March?

    High waisted Zella black leggings! At this point they may be permanently glued to my body.

    4. What kind of tea would you like today?

    Earl Grey please, with a splash of half-and-half. No sugar.

    5. Would you rather have to apply your makeup solely with your fingers, or solely with sponges? (It’s either/or in this scenario.)

    Fingers! — although I know you can do a lot with a Beauty Blender, I feel like I have more control when I use fingers. Plus, it’s faster for me to pile on a more concentrated application of eyeshadow and blush with my fingers!

    6. What’s the weather like today where you live?

    It’s overcast in the mid-50s with some drizzle. Nice winter day for us. I may take Connor out in her rain boots and rain coat to splash around in some puddles.

    7. Say something nice to the person above you in the comments.

    Since there’s nobody in the comments yet, here’s a nice thing for everyone reading this: you’re doing SO good. Hang in there, and keep it up!

    8. One of your go-to beauty products as of late?

    Oooh, Odele Leave-In Conditioner! It does a little bit of everything (tames frizz, moisturizes dry hair and adds a light hold), and it does it all without my hair feeling heavy or weighed down with product. A big 8-oz. bottle with a pump is pretty affordable, too, at $11.99.

    9. Something you want to do today?

    I got a Cuisineart Bread Maker for Christmas as a gift from my niece (thank you, Rachel!), and I want to bake my first French bread loaf in it today.

    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’s your definition of “no makeup” makeup?
    2. Would you rather cut your own bangs or dye your own hair?
    3. Something you’ve been wearing a lot since March?
    4. What kind of tea would you like today?
    5. Would you rather have to apply your makeup solely with your fingers, or solely with sponges? (It’s either/or in this scenario.)
    6. What’s the weather like today where you live?
    7. Say something nice to the person above you in the comments.
    8. One of your go-to beauty products as of late?
    9. Something you want to do today?

    P.P.S. Hello, my friend! 🤗 Last Monday Poll of 2020. Deep breath in, deep breath out…and remember, we’ve totally got this!