Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 571

Let’s dooooo this!

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.

Activation energy

Hey, friend! To quote the coywolf, “Good morning! It’s a beautiful day.” And it is, because you and I are here, we’re doing the damn thing, and we’re doing it with a smile on our face. 😊

That was SUPER CHEESY, I know, but I can’t help it. Sometimes I like extra cheese in the morning. Part of it is because I like to watch motivational TED Talks when I wake up because, and I’ve only said this *a million times*, but I’m naturally not a morning person, so in order for me to get up and get cracking to where I want to do something other than stay in my bed underneath my warm and toasty covers, I try to get other people to give me the boost I need to attack my to-do list.

Every day, I slowly chip away at wanting to make some kind of mark on the world.

I watched a TED Talk this morning called “Stop Screwing Yourself” (seriously, what a great title), by relationship expert Mel Robbins, and it’s one of my favorites so far.

The crux is that people need something called “activation energy” to get up and do the things they were put on this earth to do.

I know it sounds corny, but when Mel talks about it, it’s totally not. The video also discusses how you overcame incredible odds just to merely exist on this earth, so heck, you might as well do something with it.

Activation energy is that little extra push you need to do the things you want to do, and I feel like one of the things I’m meant to do is help others, in my own way, even if it’s just making someone giggle or think, and in order for me to do that, I usually need some extra help in the morning. Hence this video.

I hope it helps you in some way. Take a little time to listen to it if you can.

On that note, I’m going to imbibe more coffee (one of my prime sources of activation energy!) and hop 🐇 to it. Have a good day, ‘k?

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. Longest plane ride you’ve ever taken?

2. Your go-to under-eye concealer of the moment?

3. What did your makeup look like in the early 2000s?

4. Have you ever lived on a farm?

5. “If you’re going to be hanging around with someone all day, they might as well smell like _______.”

BONUS QUESTION: Are you currently marathoning any shows?


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