Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 557: So Long, 2018!

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. Glittery lids or glossy lids?

You know I lurve me that editorial style with grungy, glossy lids, but heaven help me, I’m going through a majah glitter phase at the moment. So I say glitter, and lots of it.

2. I don’t know if you’re going out on the town tonight, but let’s say you are. Assuming that, would you rather be stuck wearing uncomfortable shoes all night long or uncomfortable underwear? YOU MUST CHOOSE.

I’ll take the undies… Both would be equally awful, but I no longer have any patience for footwear that hurts. Methinks the uncomfortable underwear would be just slightly less uncomfortable… Plus, no blisters afterwards.

3. Ponytail or French braid?

Ponytail! Mind you, I love French braids because of the waves after I take my hair down, but a ponytail’s more practical for me (less likely to come undone).

4. Grossest thing you’ve seen on NYE?

Thankfully, I’ve never encountered anything too disgusting on New Year’s Eve (knock on wood!), but having to use a bathroom at the club on New Year’s is pretty damn gross.


5. Will you be staying up ’til midnight?

Girl, I’m gonna try, but there’s at least a 50 percent chance I’ll be in full-on REM sleep by 10:30.

OK, OK, 75. Ha ha ha!

Last day of 2018!

That’s craziness. It seems like two seconds ago I was marveling at the spring cherry blossoms, then going to the pool in summer, and now it’s the end of the year.

Like many people, right now I’m thinking about changes I’d like to make in 2019. Do you have any “New Year’s resolutions”? This year, I don’t. I quit making them a while back because I could never keep them, you know? And I don’t want to set myself up for failure, so I’m gonna try something different this year. Instead of having “resolutions,” I’m setting little mini projects for myself.

I don’t even want to think of them as big projects because that would make them too daunting, but I can handle little mini projects. One of them is to install a shelf or some other way to organize the pots and pans in the kitchen because I can never find anything, or sometimes the pot handles get stuck in a drawer (hate it when that happens)…

I’m going to finally get rid of the pans I don’t use, and then organize the ones I want to keep in a way that I can find everything I need easily.

Then, after that, my other mini project is to organize the pantry. There’s gonna be many, many baskets and a label maker involved, LOL! I’ve blocked it off for the third week in January (no particular reason for the date; just chose it), and that week I’m going to spend 20 minutes each day organizing a different area in the pantry.

And all of these things fall under the overarching umbrella of “organizing my kitchen.”

Anyway, the mini projects are the closest I’m coming to New Year’s resolutions this year.

How do you feel about New Year’s resolutions? Do you make them? Do you keep them? (If you do, what’s your secret?) Also, while we’re at it, what are you doing tonight!? We are straight chillin’ at home.

I know! Livin’ the toddler life.

Hopefully we get to chat before the day/year is over, but if we don’t, have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. See you in 2019!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Question time! Here they are to copy/paste with your answers in a comment. Talk to you soon.

1. Glittery lids or glossy lids?

2. Uncomfortable shoes or underwear for NYE?

3. Ponytail or french braid?

4. Grossest thing you’ve seen on NYE?

5. Are you staying up ’til midnight?


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