Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 561

Hello, Monday!

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. To blend or not to blend?

Blend it! And then, even if you don’t think you need to, blend it some more.

2. One thing your best friend(s) taught you?

They taught me so many things, because even though we were/are the same age, when I was growing up, my best friends were the ones who were there to give the guidance I wanted and needed. It really was like the blind leading the blind though, because we didn’t really know anything, but they were there to hold my hand and help me figure things out.

One thing I learned from my friend Jen was how to make uniform chocolate-chip 🍪 cookies! One day after school, I was over at her house, and for some reason or another chocolate-chip cookies were being made. I remember her precisely portioning out each piece of dough with a teaspoon, and then rolling each one into a perfect little ball.

It was so different from what I usually did, which was to grab chunks of dough of various shapes and sizes, and place them willy-nilly on a baking sheet. It never occurred to me that there were other ways to portion and shape cookies, and I was in awe of her neat and ordered method.

So silly.

To this day, I roll out my cookies as neatly and evenly as possible, so they look like Jen’s.

3. What would your dream mascara be like?

A super duper dark black with lots of length, curl hold “out to here,” and it should separate each individual lash. It would also be smudge-proof, yet wash off easily, because I’m demanding like that!

4. Faux fur or pleather?

I’ll take the pleather…as long as it looks like real leather and isn’t too stiff or plastic-looking.

5. Last kind thing someone did for you?

Yesterday morning El Hub made breakfast, and I just assisted. He made the bacon and eggs, and I was in charge of the French toast!

It’s always nice to have someone make you food on the weekend.

They’re baaaaaaack

As of today, there are 51 days left till spring. I know this because 1) I keep seeing spring countdown clocks on my FB timeline, and 2) because yesterday morning I went for a long walk, and I saw the first cherry blossom 🌸 tree in bloom.

Soon… SOON! Of course, this also means that I won’t be able to step outside without taking allergy meds beforehand, but on the bright side — flowering trees.

I can’t wait. 😊

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. To blend or not to blend?

2. One thing your best friend taught you?

3. What would your dream mascara be like?

4. Faux fur or pleather?

5. Last kind thing someone did for you?


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