Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 587

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Big glossy kiss on this 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. Liquid or powder foundation?

Oh, liquid. For sure. Ideally, Estée Lauder Double Wear or MAC Studio Fix (which is my fave liquid foundations at the moment), but anything I can mix a little Strobe Cream into will do.

2. A perfume you loved “way back when”?

In college (so this was the ’90s), I went through an intense Gap “Grass” phase that lasted a solid six months, and then right after graduation, I was all about Victoria’s Secret Heavenly for I can’t even remember how long (it was a while).

Lots of other fragrance phases, too, of course…

3. Lipgloss or liquid lipstick?

Hmm… That’s tough choice, because there are so many long-lasting, comfy liquid lipsticks available now (Hello! — Honest Beauty), but when it comes down to it…the convenience of gloss — the convenience of being able to slick a lipgloss on my lips wherever and whenever I want to, gives gloss the win for me.

4. How successfully do you think you could pull off a bowl cut?

Not at all successfully, HA HA HA! It would be 50 shades of cray up in there, I kid you not. My wavy hair tends to go big if left to its own devices. Plus, the shorter I cut it, the unrulier it becomes.

Seriously, if I had a bowl cut situation, it would not go well!

5. If you could appoint anyone in the world to clean your makeup brushes, who you would choose?

This is a very difficult decision, because how does one choose between Keanu Reeves and Sir John?? 🤣

OK, in all seriousness (not), I’d have to go with Sir John, because perhaps he could teach me his wise makeup ways while he swished the dried up foundation from my Real Techniques buffing brush.

The secret to getting stuff done

At long last, I’ve figured out the secret to productivity! It’s…(drum roll please) PUTTING ON A FACE MASK.

(You think I’m joking, but I’m totally not.)

If you absolutely need to sit your booty down to research bathroom paint (satin or semi-gloss?) or to balance your checkbook, but you’d rather be chillin’ in bed looking at cat pics on your phone, here’s what you need to do, in five easy steps:

  1. Wash your face
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Slather on that face mask
  4. Set your timer for 15 minutes
  5. Do the damn thing

Next thing you know, you’ve gotten your project underway, and after you’ve rinsed off your mask, you’re ready to tackle the rest.

I may or may not have just done this, by the way, ha ha ha!

Happy Monday to you, friend. 😊

Just a quick reminder, in case you need to hear it today: You’re brave, you’re tough, and you’ve got this.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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

1. Liquid or powder foundation?
2. A perfume that you worn and loved in the ’90s?
3. Lipgloss or liquid lipstick?
4. How successfully do you think you could pull off a bowl cut?
5. If you could appoint anyone in the world to clean your makeup brushes, who you would choose?

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