Friday, February 6th, 2009

Some of you have been readers of Temptalia since its early, not-so-industrious beginnings, while others have only stopped by yesterday. I would really love to get to know those who have supported Temptalia and continue to support this endeavor! I can’t say enough, but thank you for reading, commenting, and supporting both me, as I grow and learn and discover myself, as well as the blog as a beauty resource.

What name do you go by?

Christine. I’ve never been one for any of the nicknames that come from Christine (Chrissy, Christy, Chris, etc.), so I’ve always stuck with Christine. You can call me Temptalia, too, since it’s been my internet monniker for the past six years or so.

Who are the most important people in your life?

My family and my boyfriend are the people who are vital to me enjoying and loving life. Everyone has supported me for my educational and business endeavors so much, and the support system is just incredible.

What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

Free time, what’s that? Just kidding ;) These days, I like spending my down time with Mellan or watching trash reality TV. I’m lovin’ Tool Academy on VH1 for its utter hilarity, at the moment. With I Love Money 2 just beginning, I’ll probably watch that. I’m terrible about watching when they’re on, though, so I often miss episodes. Stupid TiVo not working with Dish Network :(

Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

I used to “run” online magazines back when AOL was a huge internet provider; I believe I did it from age 13 to 17. At some point, I think I had over ten different ones running (oddly enough, one was a “girly” ‘zine with some beauty in it!). I don’t love the taste of coffee, but I love Starbucks! And final fact: I’m pretty good at Guitar Hero ;)

Where do you want to be in five years?

I’d love to have been able to really grow Temptalia into a successful business doing more than just blogging. I really hope I’ve finished up school by then–should be done in 2011–and done for good! It would be fantastic to have my very own beauty/makeup room with insanely cute and practical storage systems for all my products :)

What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Song: Alice In Chains’ “Nutshell.” Movie: Ratatouille (which I have probably watched/listened to over thirty times!).

What do you feel makes you beautiful?

I have a good heart. Even if my aim isn’t always on target, my intentions are good! I’m not about being petty, mean, or rude to others–it’s just not in my nature!

Now, I want to get to know YOU!

1. What name do you go by?

2. Who are the most important people in your life?

3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

5. Where do you want to be in five years?

6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

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  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of milaxx arness

    What name do you go by?
    Arness
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My sister, my best friend
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    what is this strange thing you call free time?
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I love raw carrot, but cooked in any way makes me gag, I hate people who can’t just be quite, I wish I was 2 inches taller
    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    finished grad school and in a new house
    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, Breathe by Sia, Dr. Zhivago
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Being dressed up, but not flashy. Something about a well fitting outfit with hair and makeup done that I like.

    • Hi Arness,

      LOL, someone else who doesn’t find themselves with a whole lot of free time ;) Yay, us busy folks must unite (and maybe find some free time…).

      How tall are you? I always wanted to be 5’8″, but I’m stuck between 5’6″ and 5’7″.

  2. Kacie

    1. What name do you go by? Kacie, and some people call me Kace. A veeeery few people are allowed to call me KK

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family, my bf and my cats. Yeah, they’re people too.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Cleaning. Sad but true. I’m not able to relax unless I know I shouldn’t be doing something productive, so I spend most of my “down time” scrubbing the grout, taking out trash, folding clothes, etc. And then I research cleaning products online too.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! My right leg is about half an inch longer than my left, I’m capable of rolling my eyes so far back in my head that all you see is white (it’s gross, I know) and I’m a total Buffy nerd.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? Oh man, in five years I’ll be 31, god. Um, married. And working at a job I love rather than a job that pays the bills. I want to have time to read and relax and maybe start thinking about having kids.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? the Great Gatsby OR My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler, I’ll Catch you by the Get Up Kids and Almost Famous. I’m guessing I’ve seen Almost Famous close to 200 times by now.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? I’m in college and I’m dirt poor, and I’m still really generous. I love making other people feel special or beautiful or cared for. I had what I guess most people would call an epiphany when I was in high school that if I could make ONE person’s day a little better every day that maybe one day it would add up to a lot. So I try to do that. I make sure to tell people thank you and mean it. In this age of emails and Twitter and texting I send my friends who live far away handwritten letters and postcards. No matter what happens I still try to find the good in people, sometimes to awesome results. I believe that love can conquer all if you really want it to.

    Also, hi! I’m the Kacie that Brooke IMed you about on Tuesday about the Too Dolly quad, I’m glad your store got one for you! :)

    • Hey Kacie!

      Aww, you were so sweet to offer that to me! I am happy my store let me put one on hold to pick up the next AM. :)

      I wish I had your drive to clean. My apartment is in desperate need of a thorough cleaning! Best cleaning products for shower/tubs? Do share.

      Buffy!! I remember when I used to LOVE that show. I was a total addict and would read fanfiction about the show and everything. Are you that bad or was that just me? ;P

      Major props to you for having that epiphany and really taking it to heart. I feel the same way about thanking people often and meaning it!

      • Kacie

        LOL, me and my buffy thing go way back — I just started rewatching for the first time in like 4 years, it’s clearly on my mind!

        Cleaning products for tubs — well. I work at a rather well known coffee chain (one that you’re kind of fond of…) and the cleaner we use for drains/sinks is called Spirit and I may have procured some that I use at home… it’s seriously AMAZING. It’s like a concentrated bleach paste (similar to scrubbing bubbles paste), I just squirt it all over, leave it for like 10 or 15 minutes and then scrub it with a scotch brite pad. I’m pretty convinced it could clean up an oil spill! For other stuff I’m seriously addicted to the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and nothing will ever clean a window like ammonia/vinegar solution and newspaper.

        • jessica

          i am also a major buffy addict…..
          i have the seasons, books, action figures, prop replicas, and the board game

        • Who are your favorite characters? Any pairings you LOVE?

          LOL!! Will have to look into it… And yes, yes, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is amazing. A few years ago, someone scraped my car with theirs and left paint marks all over it… Mr. Clean Magic Eraser took them ALL off. YELLOW paint off a white car.

  3. Oh goodness Christine, you’re going to have WAYYY too many comments to read. How are you gonna find the time?! LOL

    1. What name do you go by? My name is Angelica (DONT SAY PICKLES) but I prefer Angie, or my online name for the past 6 years as well, Kiyishima, or any nickname from that, like Key, or Kiyi, or even shima. Lol

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?Mmmm my cousin, and my boyfriend, and one or two friends. How sad XDDD

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Reading your updates! LOL Mmmm my computer takes up all my free time

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! Ummm, I have TERRIBLE balance, I mean it. I have bad luck with anything nice, andddd I’m probably better than you at Guitar hero, ;D

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?If I could make the rules, and choose what I want, without any other influence, a make up artist or body piercer.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book – Twilight SORRY your gonna hear that alot. Song – I’ve Been Dying To Reach You – Circa Survive/Anthony Green anddd movie The Little Mermaid :’]

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? Mmm can’t asnwer this one >>; I would say my heart, but sometimes i’m spitefull.

    • No way! I love receiving, reading, and responding to comments :) I totally judge a post’s success by the amount of comments, haha!

      Sometimes just having a few people you can count on is all you need! That’s how it is with me — family and boyfriend, so that’s three really core people for my life, too!

      Better than me at Guitar Hero! What! Time for a battle ;) OK, totally not that good. Could never beat that damn Metallica song from GH3.

  4. melanie

    1. What name do you go by?
    -Melanie or Mel

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    -my parents and my friend Charlotte

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    -rewatching movies I love, learning new things, catching up with friends

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -I have the oddest crushes (anyone will tell you, from tall, scrawny guys covered in tattoos from head to toe to short mama’s boys)
    -people often think I’m mixed
    -I have a lot of trouble controlling the volume of my voice. I often either speak too softly or too loudly.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    -finished school, have my own place to live (+ a rocking roomate/live in bf? haha), and traveling the world!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    -book: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, song: Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, movie: Fight Club or Almost Famous

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    -my optimism :)

    • Hey Mel! How’s your Friday night treating you?

      What was the last new thing you learned? Where do you want to travel? (Where have you been so far?)

      My boyfriend said his movie would be Fight Club!

  5. viv

    1. What name do you go by?
    vivian/viv :)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    family and close friends – people who i know will always be there to help me out!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    watching tv, movies, dancing, going out with friends, and anything to do with art: painting, drawing, photography etc.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    — i am the type of person who is messy and organised at the same time. for example, i’ll keep my books in alphabetical order on the shelves, and make sure my make up is neatly stashed. but the rest of my room can be a complete mess at times!
    — i love cornflakes! i can have them anytime and i’ll be happy :)
    — i hate anything with less than 3 wheels: this means i can’t cycle, or rollerblade, or skateboard. i had a bad experience when i was younger and then i’ve been scared ever since :)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    get a bachelor degree in art or design. i’m in my last year of high school and have applied for uni already… hopefully… i get in!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    movies… there are too much to state! i currently take Film Studies, so i watch A LOT of movies :P
    books – i am a huge fan of James Patterson and Cornelia Funke, so i can read their books over and over again
    music: Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift and The Script are my favourite at the moment

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    nice clothes and make up :P i know it’s shallow but i think anything that makes me feel good, makes me act good and therefore makes me in a better mood. and when people are in good moods they tend to be a lot nicer and more likable… so looking good makes my personality beautiful ;)

    • Evening, Viv! :)

      OMG, I am sooo feeling you on the messy but organized thing. I alphabetize my movies, books, etc., but my space itself can be soo cluttered and messy, too.

      What’s your favorite Taylor Swift song? I love her — she’s so pretty and her songs are easy to listen to.

      When I’ve taken the time to look good, I feel good, too :) It’s natural, I think! No shame in it!

    • I am like you with the being messy yet being organized! There are certain things I’m extremely particular about when it comes to where they go and putting them away, and other things get thrown around and left everywhere lol!

      Oh, and I love Taylor Swift too!!

  6. Raveen

    1. What name do you go by?
    Raveen
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family and Friends
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    celebrity blogs, youtube, and of course makeup
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I love maury, the only t.v shows are watch are reality shows, i wished i lived in laguna beach
    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Married, with a college degree, HAPPY
    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: bible Song: me,myself and i by beyonce movie:purple rain LMAO i kno i kno
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    when some one gives me a compliment when im feeling really down

    • Hey Raveen! That’s an interesting name, what are the origins or history behind it?

      OMG, we watch Maury sometime for the hilarity factor. Poor Maury, all he does now are paternity tests!

      What are your favorite reality shows? I’m a big VH1 reality TV watcher.

  7. Rio

    1. What name do you go by? Rio. It’s my real name. :P

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? Family in general and my boyfriend. My cats rank up high, even though they aren’t ‘people’.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Mostly surfing the internet. I love photography as well, and when the weather is nice, I like long walks by myself.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I hadn’t seen my natural color since I was 12-14 until just recently when I decided to grow it out. I’m 23 next month, so that’ a long time!
    I don’t particularly like television. I often don’t even want to watch shows I like, which makes no sense.
    I absolutely LOVE otters. Love!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? I have no idea. I still have 2 years left of college, so I would hope to be working in 5 years.. probably starting a family as well.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: Naked, David Sedaris Song: Anonanimal- Andrew Bird Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the old version with Gene Wilder)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? I don’t know! I guess heels are on the top of my list, especially since I can’t wear them often. I guess I would say my eyes. I think they are pretty, and I get the most compliments on them.

    • How are you doing, Rio?

      Mellan is the most important four legged creature in my life, too ;P It’s amazing how much we love and depend on our animals.

      Wow! Are you planning to keep your natural hair color for awhile? I stopped coloring 4-5 years ago, but I think I’m about to get some highlights soon… but I’m afraid I’ll miss my natural color, LOL.

      What are you majoring in? I’m so happy to hear other students are beauty addicts, I felt like the only one when I was attending undergrad!

      • Rio

        I might keep my natural color for awhile, though I think I am going to dye it pink! I had it pink once before, and it was a good color for me.

        I am majoring in English. I want to be a writer of some sort, but I am not sure yet what kind of writer I want to be. I also wouldn’t mind being a photographer on the side.

        • Pink! Hot pink, light pink? That’s going to be some high maintenance coloring ;P

          Are you leaning towards any particular subject? fiction or nonfiction?

  8. Natalie

    1. What name do you go by?
    Natalie but I don’t mind getting called Nat

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My mum and my boyfriend because they are the people who support me no matter how hair-brained my dreams are

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Looking at makeup blogs, watching TV or sleeping. I dont get to sleep very well because my boyfriend snores like a freight train

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    When I sneeze I say “ah-tookie” in stead of “ah choo”, I dont know why but I’ve done it ever since I was little.
    When I eat dinner I have to eat my veggies first, leaving potatoes till last and then eat the meat, yet again just something I’ve done since I was little.
    I want to move to either the US or UK so I can have a white Christmas and see snow for the first time in my life instead of sweltering in 45+ degree Celsius heat

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Completed a Diploma of Beauty Therapy course and working on the cruise lines traveling around the world as my job

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    I could read Twilight or Redwall over and over…
    I could listed to “Super Massive Black Hole” by Muse or “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd all over and over…
    I could watch “The Notebook” over and over and cry everytime (its the only movie that moves me like that)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I’m not sure… Makeup helps… Also when my boyfriend holds me in his arms and tells me he loves me and that I am beautiful

    • Hey Natalie! Your mom and boyfriend sound like great people :) Gotta have good people who always help you shoot for those crazy dreams.

      Where do you live now? 45 degrees Celsius sounds VERY hot!

      I bet cruise line job would be really, really fun. And the travel, awesome perk! Good luck on that :)

  9. Coquettiquette

    1. What name do you go by?
    Doreen

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family and friends–I keep a pretty tight circle of really good friends, and I love them all!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    READING (I’m a hopeless romantic). Sometimes I like to curl up in the couch watching brainless cartoons (I know, I’m childish), but sometimes I like to go out with my girls and have some fun. Oh, and of course, MAKEUP.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I have a purple pen collection (I love the color). I have around 7 charms on my phone (helps me find it in my purse!), and I crack my knuckles wayyy too much.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Having the freedom to do whatever I spontaneously want to do. And with a college degree.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    A Whisper of Roses by Teresa Medeiros. Just such a gorgeous book. Defying Gravity comes in a close second–I would sing that song over and over again!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    When I look in the mirror during noon, give myself a smile, and think, “Today will be a good day. I will make it a good day.”

    • Hey Doreen! :)

      I love to read, too! These days I find myself only reaching for romance novels, since I’m totally bored by my textbooks.

      What college degree do you want to get?

      Your noontime ritual is SO inspiring! I have to start doing that.

      • Coquettiquette

        Hi Christine!

        To tell you the truth, I have no idea what degree I want. I just wanna have accomplished something, y’know?

        Ahaha, thanks! I find that the noontime thing really helps to chase away the blahs. I don’t do it in the morning just because I’m too rushed and I don’t look my best when I first get up. Ahh, coffee. I usually drink it black in the morning.

        • Totally get ya! I’m sure you’ll find one that suits you :)

          LOL, I’m not at my best in the morning myself. Give me an hour or two to wake up!

          • Coquettiquette

            AHHH, I totally agree with you. Seriously, mornings are brutal. I find that it doesn’t even matter if it’s noon; after I wake up, I need at least an hour before my brain works normally.

            Christine, I just bought Creme in Your Coffee this afternoon (along with this amazing deep conditioner for my hair), and I must say, it’s a gorgeous MLBB shade!

            • LOL, same! I also shouldn’t be allowed to blog after 11pm. I make all sorts of silly mistakes… kind of like blogging really early in the AM!

              I’m glad you’re likin’ Creme In Your Coffee! Let me know if you come across any cool combos!

  10. DevilishDoll

    1. What name do you go by?
    Jamie.
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My parents, my grandma, my boyfriend and my best friend.
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I love to sing and dance, swim, shop for makeup, etc.
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I’m very short (4’11”) I’m very shy, and I have 8 cats.
    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I want to be a MA, hopefully married and have a baby.
    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: Final Destination 3, song: right now it’s Shadow by Britney Spears, movie: Child’s Play 2.
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My boyfriend, he never lets me forget how perfect he thinks I am and never stops telling me that I look beautiful (with or without makeup).

    • Hi Jamie! :) It’s sooo nice that you are close with your grandma (well, I’m making an assumption, since she’s important to you). Eight cats, huh! What types?

      Is Child’s Play 2 a horror film? It sounds familiar, but I’m blanking.

      Your boyfriend sounds like a keeper!

      • DevilishDoll

        Not as close as I’d like to be. She lives in Florida, I live in Pennsylvania, but I talk to her a lot. She moved down there to live with my uncle after my grandpap died. I actually don’t know what types all of them are, I have a few tiger striped ones though. All their names are Bunnas, Tigger, Piglet, Beghera, Angel, Dusty, Autumn and Tinkerbell. Child’s Play is the one with the killer doll, Chucky. He is the only thing that has ever really scared me, so I love him. He is what inspired my screen name. And yep, he is a keeper…we have been together for 6 years so far. =)

        • My maternal grandparents also live in Florida :)

          I like your cats’ names :D Beghera is my fave, I think.

          Six years, congrats! That’s just amazing.

        • Anonymous

          I was probably about 6 when I saw Child’s Play, and I asked my mom if I could have a Chucky Doll…or maybe it was #2? I’m not sure but there was a scene where there’s like a bunch of the dolls in a store and that triggered the idea that maybe I could get one. My mom said no, later told me she would have been terrified of the thing. Good times…lol.

  11. Hi Christine, I stumbled across Temptalia a week ago and knew immediately it had to be a bookmarked site. I love it already and check in several times a day for new posts. I

    • Hey BeautyBitch!

      I love funny people. Laughter is one way to always cheer someone up :)

      That is definitely quirky and a little OCD about partner products, lol. I haven’t heard that one before :) Why can’t you drink alcohol? I can drink it, but it makes me really sick (and no buzz), so I’m curious!

      • I’m asian and like a lot of other asian’s I can’t tolerate alcohol. It makes me feel sick immediately – just half a glass of wine will make me bright red in the face and want to throw up. I never even get the happy buzz so there’s really nothing in it for me :o(
        It’s such a shame because I love the whole culture behind alcohol: cocktails, wine, whiskey… but I just channel it into make-up instead.

        • Ahh, I see! That really sucks :( I don’t get red in the face (I’m half Asian), but the alcohol goes in… no buzz comes, and then maybe 4-5 hours I might feel queasy. Doesn’t make being 22 very fun sometimes, LOL.

  12. 1. What name do you go by?
    Eileen…no nicknames has ever come out of that except “Eye” which my 7th grade teacher called me. Online, I’m the chick behind MissWhoever You Are blog.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family. Especially my four year old godson and his sister <333

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Hmm…blogging. Also since I’m in NYC, I’m always at bryant park just to chill.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    –when I was younger I used to write short stories. I wrote tons and never finished one lol; I’m obsessed with cupcakes…like really obsessed;I, too, hate coffee but love Starbucks. I’ll drink those bottled frappuccino’s at least three times a day

    5.

    • Hey Eileen! :)

      You are sooo lucky to be in NYC! That’s where all the cool blogging events are. Will you be attending Fashion Week? I’m flying to NYC next Friday!

      Oooh, good luck on getting into Columbia! Tough school. Law school is ridiculous competitive, sigh!

  13. Heyas :) I answered the questions here:
    http://gloss-menagerie.blogspot.com/2009/02/questions-from-temptalia.html
    but I’ll copy my answers here too…

    1. What name do you go by?
    Alyson or Aly

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    Standard answer applies…my parents (all 3 of them, my mom, stepdad, and my dad), my best friends (I have several), and of course my boyfriend Nick.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Napping, playing around online, playing with makeup (!!), spending time with my 2 kitties, writing, reading sometimes, and spending time with my friends & fam. I also really like to travel but I don’t really have the time or money to do it more often.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    1. I love disco.
    2. From the time I was a little kid I have loved pickles. The more sour and salty the better.
    3. I can’t stand Chaucer.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    In 5 years I’ll be 27. I’ll probably be married, hopefully have a job I like, and at that point I might be thinking about starting a family. :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Movie – Finding Nemo
    Book – Black Beauty
    Song – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    At this point, my friend Tricia is probably reading this and thinking to herself that I sound like a 12-year-old. :)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    The love I have for those I care about. If you want a friend more loyal than me I think you’ll need a golden retriever. But I drool less. And probably shed more.

    • Hey Alyson!

      It’s great to see everyone having so many supportive people in their lives :)

      Haha, I like napping, too, but I don’t have enough time to do it! Isn’t that always the way? What kind of writing do you do?

      I love, love, love Finding Nemo!!

  14. 1. What name do you go by?
    I go by Jacquelyn or Jackie

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, friends and my boyfriend

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I love being on the internet going on Specktra everyday and blogging on my blog, I also love watching reality tv on MTV and VH1.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I love Starbucks so much that I want to go there every single day, I also used to webdesign and make websites back in 2006 to 2008 (I’m taking a break from it for awhile), I also used to write fanfiction stories of my favorite anime shows (I quit doing them since mediaminer.org change the rules).

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I will be done with cosmetology school to be a professional makeup artist and try to work for MAC in the near future.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    book: none at the moment music: Live Your Life, T.I. feat Rihanna movie: Mean Girls

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I have a good heart and I like to make people laugh and my boyfriend that tells me that I’m beautiful with or without makeup and the way that I look.

    • Hey Jacquelyn! That’s one of my favorite names. It looks so pretty written out, too. Haha, another VH1/MTV reality show fan :D What are shows you keep up with?

      I *was* going to Starbucks every freakin’ day, but I’m trying to kick the habit. I used to write fanfiction, too! We have so many things in common :)

      Your boyfriend is a doll! Keep him!

  15. KaylaK

    1. What name do you go by?
    Kayla

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, boyfriend, and friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Playing in my stash of makeup, reading beauty blogs, playing my Wii, and watching Grey’s Anatomy

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I keep my makeup in it’s packaging lol, I dunno I guess I like to keep them safe or something I don’t know lol. Let’s see I love animal print, and I like to sanitize my hands a lot! Probably why my hands are so dry…

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Hopefully almost done with school and married at least! lol

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Mr and Mrs Smith, love that movie!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My boyfriend always reminds me I look beautiful w/ or w/o makeup! Also good skin days (no hormonal breakout!) and a good night’s sleep always help too!

    • Hey Kayla :) What are your favorite games to play on Wii?

      Do you keep any of your makeup outside of packaging, like staples? Or does everything go into its box? That’s way industrious!

      A good skin day is always a nice way to feel amazing, isn’t it?

      • KaylaK

        Guitar Hero is one, Wii fit, Wii sports, Zelda I have quite a video game list lol I always keep all of my makeup in their boxes like I don’t know why but I just keep them in there, it’s like OCD much? lol Yeah good skin days are awesome don’t have to wear much makeup and feel all nice on the outside hehe Oh yeah btw my Clinique seminar is rescheduled for March 15th! We have a brand new reformulated suncare line out now and we have a new moisturizer coming out next month too! But other than that that’s all I really know till I go to class : /

        • I should get a Wii to see if it makes me exercise at all, LOL.

          Oh no, I can’t believe it got rescheduled til March! How’d the suncare line change up? I don’t remember it needing anything changed, ha!

  16. Rachel

    1. What name do you go by?
    Rachel or Rach

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, 2 cats, and my best 4 girl friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Taking naps haha, reading, making web graphics

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – I almost always have the TV on even if I’m not watching. I like having the background sounds.
    – I’m not a moody person at all but I realized my wardrobe only consists of ‘emo’ colors …don’t own any red, orange, yellow, pink!
    – I adore Tim Hortons Ice Caps!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I hope to have a steady job and a good relationship but overall I just want to be happy :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book – Twilight (only the first book)
    Song – Look After You – The Fray
    Movie – National Treasure 1/2

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    The fact that I’m compassionate and always willing to help. I’m also very appreciative of other people such as whenever I take the bus I make sure to tell the bus driver thank you/have a nice day.

    • Hey Rachel!

      What kind of cats do you have? What are their names?

      I always keep the TV on if I’m not concentrating on stuff, ’cause I like the background noise, too!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Colleen Colleen

    1. What name do you go by?
    Colleen or Colleenie

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family and my very close friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Reading (I’m currently working on my M.A. in English), catching up on Tivo, spending time with friends, reading a few choice blogs.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I like to scroll through the listings for Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, and the Lifetime Movie Network just to see the awful movie titles and movie descriptions. The most awesomely-bad movie title so far: Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (which toppled My Breast, the title that reigned for the last 5 years or so). I hate the word “hella”. I went through a phase where I loved peanut-butter-and-pickle sandwiches.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Completed M.A., teaching at a school I like, in my own home, and possibly married.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner and pretty much any Nora Roberts trilogy.
    Song: Since U Been Gone–Kelly Clarkson and Love Song–Sara Bareilles
    Movie: Legally Blonde (my go-to movie!) and While You Were Sleeping

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I’m compassionate and try to be kind to others. I really want things to be better for the whole, rather than just for myself.

    • Hi Colleen! How’s your weekend going?

      LMN is *THE* place for awesome-bad movies for sure ;D My best friend from high school and I used to watch the craziest, weirdest movies when we were bored.

      Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, wow. That’s a pretty crazy combo!

  18. Krystyn

    1.What name do you go by?
    I go by either my real name, Krystyn, or my usual nickname, Krissy.

    2.Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, my favorite cousin in the world; Stacie, my boyfriend, and my friends.

    3.What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Going on temptalia.com, maccosmetics.com, and youtube.com while i’m on the computer(not so much myspace anymore). Designing and sewing new clothes is a love and a must for me. Cruzing with friends and going out to clubs eases the stress in my life. Last but not least, believe it or not, i like to go to work. I work at Old Navy so going to work is fun weather i’m working or not. I always love to look at clothes.

    4.Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I’m a 1/4″ shy of 5ft.
    I am a descendant of samurai, :] which i am very proud of.
    I am overly meticulous and a perfectionist about some things [like sewing a hem straight or if my handwriting is nice], but other things i could care less about, [like if my bed is made or not lol]

    5.Where do you want to be in five years?
    Designing/sewing for a fashion designer on the road to becoming my own fashion designer. Also being successful, not in dept, and financially independent.

    6.What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    BOOK;; the Twilight series
    MOViE;; Mean Girls or The Wedding Planner

    7.What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    When I’m told by strangers I have gorgeous skin. [including MAC MA’s lol]

    • Hey Krystyn! I love how your name is spelled :)

      What are some of your favorite YouTubers to watch?

      I wish you much luck in getting to design for a famous fashion designer if not being THE famous fashion designer :D

  19. 1. What name do you go by?
    Online, I go by Miss Outlier

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family and a couple best friends from college

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I love to cook, I make all my own dinners. I like to read, science fiction is my favorite. I build things for stress relief – I’m a carpenter (among other things), so I work in the woodshop when I can.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I sleepwalk sometimes, especially if I’m in a new or unfamiliar place. I adore Johnson&Johnson’s baby lotion for my skin. I refuse to make my bed, because I like my blankets just the way I’ve messed them up.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I’d like to be Dr. Outlier, and I’d like to start my own company. Having a boyfriend would be a lovely bonus!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, or the Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Song: not sure if there’s any one I wouldn’t get tired of after a while…
    Movie: old TV shows – Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Curling up in comfy shorts and a tank top, fresh out of the shower, with a cup of hot chocolate before bed.

    I’ve been reading for a year or so, but I just recently started my own blog (although it’s on science-y things, not makeup…) so I can comment now. Sorry for being a lurker, and glad to meet you!

    • Hey Miss Outlier! Oy, that reminds me of statistics ;P

      Do you have any favorite meals to cook that are quick and easy? I totally SUCK at cooking. By suck, I mean, I’m not very good at thinking about meals to cook, and I’m sooo lazy about it.

      What blog do you write for? I’d love to check it out, though I admit I’m not the most science-y person you’ll ever meet.

      Thanks for coming out of lurkdom!

  20. HoneyBrown1976

    1. What name do you go by?
    Online – HoneyBrown1976
    Real life – Latanya/Mommy

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My husband, my two young sons, my mother, and my immediate maternal family

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Reading blogs, listening to music, watching films, shopping, and enjoying my family

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I can write with my feet, I watch Jeopardy for fun, and I do not wear white pants/shorts/skirts

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Still teaching, paying a reasonable mortgage, and enjoying my family

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Steel Magnolias, “My Foolish Heart” by Jazmine Sullivan, and Bulletproof Diva by Lisa Jones (book)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My strength and perseverance

    • Hey Latanya! How’s it going?

      What are some of your favorite blogs to check out? I’m always looking for new ones to read.

      I cannot believe you can write with your feet, that IS a quirky fact and sooo crazy!

  21. Jessica

    1. What name do you go by?
    Jessica…sometimes people call me Jess.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My husband, Dad and Sister. My mom passed away in Jan 2008.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your freetime?
    Looking at random beauty blogs. Talking on the phone. Playing with my two cats. Recently I have taken up cooking and baking.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself.
    I have OCD and I am a perfectionist.
    I am an avid procrastinator.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Hopefully by then I will have decided what I want to do with my life. Teaching or Nursing and will have a degree. I also want to own my house and have my first child all in the same time span.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen and watch over and over again?
    Book: Any of the Anne Rice Vampire Series.
    Song: Anything by Guns N Roses. I love AXL!!
    Movie: Hitman

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Helping out my family members to the best of my ability even if they don’t appreciate it. Having my hair done. Tahitian Pearl earrings for some reason make me feel beautiful and unique which is odd. I get compliments on my blue green eyes alot so that always makes me feel beautiful.

    • Hey Jessica!

      I’m sorry to hear about your mom passing last year :( I can’t imagine how it feels to lose someone so important to you.

      How’s cooking/baking going? Any amazinggg recipes you’ve come across?

      I think my favorite Guns N Roses song is “Welcome to the Jungle.” Somethin’ about that song gets me excited.

  22. mahalia

    1. What name do you go by?
    My name is Mahalia like Mahalia Jackson the gospel singer. Most people call me Mahells. My family calls me haley. Uber embarassing in public.
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My cousins and my sister and the parents. They are my world.
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your freetime?
    Singing, dancing, txting, doing makeup, checking temptalia.com a million times a day. Or at a mac counter
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about you?
    I hate the way people kiss on tv.
    I’ve been five eight since I was a freshman.
    My left hip is double jointed
    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    As a senior in high school idk what I want to do. Either at FIDM or UCLA. Either trying to be a beauty industry professional or an adolescent psychotherapist.
    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen and watch over and over again?
    Book: bobbi brown makeup manual
    Song: diary by alicia keys
    Movie: the little mermaid
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

    I am everything that generally has been shunned throughout history. I am a woman, an outspoken, determined woman, a black woman, a curvaceous woman, I am beyond sassy. And to top it of I am intelligent. Something that won’t fade long after my physical beauty has diminished

    • Hey Mahalia!

      I know how it feels to have an embarrassing nick name! Of course, mine was so embarrassing I won’t be revealing it quite yet, LOL.

      So, what cool things can you do with a double-jointed left hip?

      Good luck figuring out what you want to do, but don’t stress. It’ll come :)

  23. 1. What name do you go by?
    Tiera (that’s my real name). Lot’s of people can’t pronounce it (tee-eh-rah… don’t know why) so I just get “T” a lot. My Hawaiian name is Kawaiola, so sometimes my family calls me Kawaiola or Kawai.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, most def. My parents and my brother. Plus the BF :) I have a HUGE family too!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Sleep! I’m also addicted to my TV, I love reading (starting Twilight this weekend!) and listening to music. And I love going to the movies and dancing hula!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I don’t like pizza, I talk to myself all the time, and I still can’t swallow pills!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Done with college, not working two jobs, married, and paying a mortgage on a condo or house of my own :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    The Holy Bible, “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G., “The Real Kings of Comedy”

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My BF always makes me feel beautiful! And everytime I think about how wonderful my friends are, I know I must be doing something right, to be a beautiful person in the inside, to have all these rad people around me :)

  24. Olaronke

    1. What name do you go by?
    Olaronke

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, my best friend and my boyfriend

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    When such exists (in my final year in school, so free time does not come so easy anymore), i hang out with friends, take some quiet time to myself and read a novel with some music, play with my makeup, or go makeup blog surfing

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    hmmnn … enjoy spending a lot of time to myself, though i am quite an extrovert, i do not watch a lot of tv (can’t keep focused long enough), think i’m the only Temptalia addict in Nigeria!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Done with school and postgraduate studies, and settled in whatever it is i chose to do with myself – happy and content.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book – Milk in my Coffee – Eric Jerome Dickey
    Song – pretty much anything by india.arie, or john legend
    Movie – Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    being at peace with myself, taking good care of my body – fitness first, skincare … and a pretty pair of shoes!

    • Hi Olaronke! Hope your Saturday’s been treating you right :)

      I know how it feels to have school stealing all of your time! Good luck in your last year :D Must be SO exciting to be so close to finishing.

      What’s your favorite way to get your fitness on? Any tips for someone as lazy as me?

      • Olaronke

        Thanks dear! Though i probably would be going for my Masters next year!

        Lazy … lol … for fitness, usually do everything really early in the morning before my day starts … i either go to the gym three times a week (often fewer) for an hour, or jog on the school grounds for about 30mins.

        No fizzy/carbonated drinks, plenty of water, fruits … that’s pretty much all of it … i started with little steps though!

        All the best

        know how it feels to have school stealing all of your time! Good luck in your last year :D Must be SO exciting to be so close to finishing.

        What

  25. L

    Hi Christine :D

    1. What name do you go by?
    -Lynn. I’m Chinese so I have a weird name, I prefer to just go by Lynn haha

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    -Without a doubt: my mum, boyfriend and a few close friends.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    -singing, writing poems/stories, dancing, reading, playing online games (haha influenced by my guy friends), getting out of the house (boredom makes me restless)!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -I love reptiles (snakes, crocodiles, yeah)
    -I was beyond obsessed with Harry Potter when I was 12 (still love it actually)…used to pretend that I was at Hogwarts with my cousin and we made chopstick wands and stuff…that was really fun!
    -I spend most of my time with my head in the clouds…dreaming :S

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    -Graduated from uni, hopefully having a stable job and working my way towards stardom (lol!)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    -Book: Harry Potter (all of them!) Song: Colours Of The Wind Movie: No idea D:

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    -The fact that I’m a very loving person and always try to see the best in others, even if they betray me or stuff like that

    • Hey Lynn! One of my best friends when I was growing up had a Chinese name, and I could never learn it, LOL. She, too, went by an easier name (Crystal). My sister is totally into reptiles, too, much to my mom’s dismay…

      When was the last time you read the HP books? My boyfriend is currently re-reading the entire series! I’ve only managed to read the first one myself.

      Colours of the Wind is SUCH a pretty song. Love it :)

      • L

        Oh I’m actually re-reading the entire series now :D I need to get the first 3 books, my mum actually started me off with the 4th book…so yeah. Pocahontas is one of my favourite Disney movies :D

  26. 1. What name do you go by?
    Stacey or Stace.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My dad, boyfriend and the very few friends that truly know me. And also my cat, Mozart, my true soulmate ;)

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Playing with my rats, sleeping, sitting on the couch with Mozart watching movies, going to the movies, drinking wine.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I like learning the flow of the traffic system in my city, and beating other traffic by finding shortcuts ha! I am insanely anal about grammar and spelling. I would love to learn every language still currently spoken.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I really don’t know.. when I got a job working for MAC I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be doing something I actually wanted to. Perhaps living in Canada.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: Harry Potter series, Song: too many to choose! Coldplay – Warning Sign is the first one that comes to mind, Movie: Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I know who I am and I’m not afraid of being that person.

    • Heyy Stacey!! :)

      Mozart is a great name for a cat. I like it.

      How funny about the traffic knowledge! I used to do some planning for the City of Irvine that involved traffic analysis and flow ;)

      How’s working at MAC? Is it everything you wanted it to be? I’m so glad you’ve already reached some of your dreams!

      • Working for MAC is definitely not what I expected at all… I really like my job, but some of the others on my counter are somewhat negative about customers in general and are a little bit over their jobs. It just boggles my mind that they would take advantage of an opportunity that many people would give their right arm for. Hopefully they will find their place in another profession and leave only the passionate crazies like me behind ;)

  27. Leona

    Heyyyy Christine! here we go

    1. What name do you go by?
    -My English name changes pretty frequently. I’m thinking I’ll take up Leona for this year! (Was Evelyn before, btw.)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    -ME! that’d be egotistical, eh? Family and few close, close friends.. they make my life so much more worthy.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    -singing, learning piano/spanish/to-learn:french, cooking, baking, trying m/u, reading, listening to good music, etc!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -I once had 13 names/nicknames in total.
    -I have a dress & skir that’s basically 6 yrs older than I am. its vintageee!
    -I love leopard/fur/shiny stuff! :) prints, of course… and furs don’t have to be real…but good quality stuff!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    -Grad from University (wherever I go) and perhaps getting a job before I decide what to exactly do with my life. Hopefully with a man and a happy big bunch of friends & acquaintances!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    -Book: ‘could you..over again?” omg, I read things OVER AND OVER AGAIN so many times! ;P
    Catch-22, Name of Rose, Douglas Adams’ books, Afterdark (Murakami haruki), 11 minutes….
    -listen: atm I’m listening to Halo-beyonce over and over again but I always go back to: Oasis- Don’t look back in anger, Cure- Friday I’m in love & Pictures of you, Justice- Dance, Jason Mraz – I’m yours
    and all kind of duet songs… :)
    watch: Gattaca, Eternal Sunshine on Spotless Mind, Truemanshow, Vanilla Sky, Batman Begins & Dark Knight, and some chick flicks I can’t remember! oh BECOMING JANE

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    -when I dress up and look in the mirror and find myself in confidence. :)

    • Hey Leona!

      So you change names every year? Do you do official name changes or just with the people you know? What was your first name? ;)

      I’ve never met anyone who has changed their name like that, so I’m totally curious.

      • Leona

        I basically keep my original first name and just “get” an English name when I need it – summer jobs, interviews, resumes, making new friends, etc. So there’d be people writing on my FB wall going ‘Eva!’ or ‘Evelyn’ or ‘Eujee!’ all at the same time. I’m guessing people’ll be adding ‘Leona!’ to that range :P.. My Korean name means soft, calm grassfield so I try to go out there and find more ‘fierce’ name! haha
        Iono, I liked Evelyn but I’m guessing I’m not girly enough for it yet. Leona fits for now! Might change back to Evelyn before summer if I get the hang of it :)

  28. sharon

    1. What name do you go by?
    – Sharon, thats my name .. and there some others ways that my husband used to call me like missini,enana,mocoyoco, etc
    (im mexican, so there gonna be some of this words that may dont understand.. also my english mistakes ehhehe :P)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    – God, my husband, my parents, my bro, some cousins and my lovely friends, they are such a great inspiration for me…

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    – Watching youtube makeup videos heheheh, improving my makeup knowledge hehehe .. reading, some coffee, more coffee, and did i said coffee? … listening to the music, driving, crafts, i absolutly love candies, walking around walmart :P spending time with husband, friends, family, .. my dog stevie … lot of things..

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – im inlove with hello kitty
    – i suck on Guitar Hero :P
    – 4 months ago i got married :D

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    – With at least 1 precious baby, working in my own bussiness, supporting to the Christian Young Group at my church.. studing my master degree in Spain

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    – Next doot Savior from Max Lucado (book)
    – United we stand from Hillsong (music)
    – Music and lyrics (movie)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    God makes me beautiful, He is my strenght, my inspiration, He makes me want to give the best of me, even when i make mistakes, His love makes me want to try again. His Great! :D
    also a hugh, a kiss, nice words, a present, a smile, a joke :D
    lot of things

    • Hey Sharon! What do those nicknames mean? (I’m assuming they’re another language… Spanish?)

      Are you all over the MAC & Hello Kitty collaboration?

      Congrats on the marriage!! :)

  29. Allyse

    1. What name do you go by?
    * To friends, I’m either Allyse or Twiggy. It’s a name I got 3 years ago when I went throught Air Force Basic Training and it’s stuck!

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    * My family, of course! They’ll always be super important, but I also have a life away from home with my and my boyfriend (who is definitely very important to me) of 2 years.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    * I like…hmmm…video games, everything from Wii bowling, MarioKart, to more serious titles! Yes, Guitar Hero too! Even if I can only play a select few on Hard!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    * 1) I am a surgical technician! I set up, scrub in, assist with surgeries! Some of my favorite surgeries have been Sinus Surgery (gritty!!), C-sections (I mean, c’mon!!! It’s a baby!) and Tonsillectomies (quick!).
    2) I am in the US Air Force. I’ve been in for just over 3 years now. I love my job. I’ve only been stationed in Texas, and now, Mississippi. But during training I did 6 weeks in Washington D.C. and LOVED IT!
    3) I love food but I’m not much of a cook. I have been getting *alot* better though. I probably eat like 5 or so meals on a normal day, though you wouldn’t guess. I’m 5’4” and weigh 103lbs (hence the nickname!)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Somewhere that makes me happy! Not that I’m not happy now. But I like to keep things simple and I’m super easy going so it’s pretty easy!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    * Book- Hmm. Either “Insomnia” or “The Talisman” by Stephen King.
    Song- Haha. The Stroke. Billy Squire. I like the old stuff. I could just blare it.
    Movie- This ones hard. I *love* movies. But I’m not a big “re-watcher” But the movie I’ve probably seen the most and can still watch tons of times would be Ace Ventura, haha!
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

    • Allyse

      7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

      Not forgetting to finish questions! lol!
      Let’s see. I think my personality *makes* me beautiful. My easy going and sincere demeanor. No games. I’m that friend that you can call at midnight when something goes wrong or you need a friend. I’m in the car within minutes of hanging up the phone.
      Now what makes me *feel* beautiful would probably be that perfectly clean and natural feeling like when you get out of the shower and maybe just put a little lotion and a spritz of body spray!

    • Hey Allyse!

      I want to try Wii Bowling, it sounds so funnn! I used to love MarioKart… but that was back on Super Nintendo aka ages ago.

      You are totally lucky to have such a fab metabolism. Mine hates me even if I so much as LOOK at a cupcake!

      What songs can you play on hard for Guitar Hero?

  30. Shanel

    . What name do you go by?
    -just Shanel to everyone, baby from my fiance & nellay from the friends.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    -my fiance jeffrey.
    -my family.
    -god.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    -goin places or just chillin’ at home w/the fiance.
    -mall outtings, shopping, checking out the latest stuff the sephora & MAC stores/counters have to offer.
    -playin’ with makeup.
    -goin’ places with momma.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -i love jeffrey.
    -im obessessed w/hello kitty.
    -addicted to makeup.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    -far from my rock (hawaii), married w/at least one kid & achieving my dream job of working at MAC then movin’ on up from there :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    – movie: sixteen candles.
    – book: a walk to remember.
    – song: any old (90’s) love jams.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    -being with jeffrey, his words makes me feel not just beautiful but oh’so unique :)

    • Hey Shanel! :)

      I couldn’t read A Walk to Remember, it was just so sad :( I can only read books and watch movies with happy endings. I’m such a crybaby!

      Do you have a lot of Hello Kitty things? What’s your most coveted HK-related item?

      • Shanel

        hells’yeah :) that book is super sad & way different from the movie! but I love LOVE it! But yup Im in total love w/HK (besides the fiance), I grew up lovin’her! lol. It’s sad, Im like 18 & my room looks so kiddie due to all the hello kitty items. Like theirs lots of hk stuffies by my bed headboard, the sheets & comforter are hk, I gotta lamp, whiteboard, souveniors w/hk & etc & that’s why I really wanted that dang hk mac balloon! lol. But I used covet my hk jewelry b/c alot of them are one of a kine, now it’s the hk mac doll! it’s SE & ooberly cute! Im so glad I got my hands on that :)

        • Oh, wow! I am glad you got what you wanted from HK & MAC (minus the balloon), then!!

          I have a lot of Disney stuffed animals ;) So there’s a little bit of kid in me, too.

  31. sophielou

    1. What name do you go by?
    My name’s Sophie but I find that most people call me Soph after about 5 mins of meeting me! My mom calls me Sophie Aweese, because when I was little I couldn’t say Sophie Louise (my full name) and that’s what I used to say instead.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    Family, friends, My Cat Maya!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Shopping!! Seriously I could shop all day everyday! Putting makeup on. Going to the cinema. Drinking wine with friends. Pottering around London, particularly Notting Hill (where I live).

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

    I know pretty much all the words to pretty much all of Kanye West’s songs, and when I listen to him and see him live I rap along! Hahaha.

    I am a perfectionist and If I’m writing something down and I make a mistake or the writing doesn’t look good, I start over. However I’m really untidy…apart from alphabetising my dvd collection and keeping my makeup super super organised.

    I am slightly obsessed with the Office and am completely in love with Jim!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I would like to be working at a beauty/fashion magazine but not writing…despite doing a fashion journalism degree, I am much more interested in styling photoshoots and the creative side. I want to be very successful…I am very ambitious. I would like to be able to decide which side of the atlantic I want to be on, and hope it’s the same as my parents so I don’t have to keep flying every 10 weeks to see them. I hate flying.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book – Jilly Cooper – Rivals – sooo trashy and easy to read but so so amazing! I can read it again after I’ve just finished it!
    Song – Fugees – Ready or Not
    Movie – Bridget Jones, I must have watched it 100 times!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Thinking about others and worrying about them, wanting everyone to be ok!

    • Hey Sophie! Aww, how cute about saying “Sophie Aweese” when you were younger.

      How many times have you seen Kanye live? What do you think of his last album?

  32. 1. What name do you go by?
    Cynthia, or Miss Lipgloss. But I like Cynthia better :) I’m also called Cyn or Cynth.
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family. My parents, my brother, nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles. And my doggie.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Watching Prison Break, relaxing with some chocolate and a chicklit.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I can’t collaborate. I am a perfectionist and I like to do it all by myself.
    I am a telephone- and computeraddict. I can’t go anywhere without my phone and when it’s battery is low I am seriously panicking.
    I buy a lot of make-up, books and other things but I am really a sparing type. Unbelievable, isn’t it :p

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I hope to have my Journalism diplome and I hope I am working at some big magazine or something.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    The Holiday movie. I love it sooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I always pretend to be self-confident but in fact I am extremely insecure about myself. People are always surprised when I tell them children bullied me at school, and that I am really insecure about everything I do. But i’m happy that I can send out other signals :)

    • Hey Cynthia :D

      What kind of doggie do you have?

      I feel ya with the collaborating — I’m really not a group-person. I always want to do it myself, because I get scared of letting other people do it. I get nervous they’ll bail.

      What magazine would you love to write for?

  33. 1. What name do you go by?
    Vicki, Victoria, or online I tend to go by notsocrafty

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My mom, my best friend, and of course my fiance!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Haven’t had much of that lately, but I enjoy reading makeup blogs (and knitting blogs), running, knitting, and watching some really bad tv shows, like Top Model.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! Aside from my mom and brothers, I don’t have any family in the United States. Two of my toes are a little more connected than they should be. I am way too distracted by bright shiny things.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Either still in Boston (just moved here last year, and love it), or finally someplace warmer!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book – pretty much the entire Harry Potter series. Song – The Last One Standing by Ladytron. Movie – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (the original one).

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? Being confident in myself. =)

    • Hey Vicki!

      How long have you and your fiance been together? When’s the big day? What kind of wedding do you want? ;)

      I was born near Boston! How crazy. Glad you like it :)

      • Oh we’ve been together forever now, almost 8 years! Haven’t set a date yet because there’s too much other stuff going on to start planning a wedding, but it’s looking like Fall 2010. =)

  34. AbbyL

    1. What name do you go by?
    Abby! But i’ll respond to just about anything haha

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    my friends and family

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Reading this website!! playing with makeup or taking a nap

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I love books about magic, wizards, witches… I admire anyone who is great at math… I desperately want to hold a baby panda!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Happy and employed! oh and hopefully w/o student loan debt!!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Alice in Wonderland/BB King’s Hold On (i feel our love is changing)/Goodfellas

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    love and kindness

  35. ice

    1. What name do you go by?
    – Ice, Mama (my son says it sweetly, it melts my heart!)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    – My husband, my son and my sisters

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    – i spend my free time talking/playing with my 2 year old boy, reading blogs (temptalia is on top of the list), searching just about anything on google and reading articles in wikipedia, taking short naps, watching movies…oh, i know many of u r jealous hehehe! i have lots of free time:)

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – I’m a brat wife, my husbad spoils me a lot:) I’m really lazy but when it comes to cleaning the house, i’m a meticulous freak. I never seem to gain weight:)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    – I’d like to have my second baby by then, visit some other countries like France and Italy with my family. I’d love to finish my studies too(i still have 2 semesters left on my BA course) but I’m not sure if I’d like to get a job

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    – bookS, Harry Potter series (yahhh), i have a playlist i listen to all the time, it consists of pop and r&b’s…i can watch gladiator over & over again…

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    – My husband tells me that even if Aishwarya Rai (my husband is an Indian and I am a Filipina) starts flirting with him, he wouldn’t even give her a second look coz i’m more beautiful than her:)

    • Hey Ice! How old is your son? :)

      You are blessed to have a husband who spoils you! It’s all good. Not that I’m not jealous… ;) He sounds like a total keeper if he can deny Aishwarya!

      • ice

        Hi Christine! I’m so thrilled u replied on my first comment! i’m such a big fan of yours…my son is 2 years old, his name is Ehrar. I know, i’m so lucky to have such a loving and caring husband, not to mention a great father too!

        More power to you!

  36. Anitacska

    Hi Christine! I think this is a great idea. :)

    1. What name do you go by?
    Anitacska is the Hungarian petname for Anita which is my real name (my Mum used to call me that when I was little and I’ve been using it as my online name for several years).

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My three beautiful children.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Browsing the internet, particularly forums like this and Ebay, watching telly, listening to music, having a big lie in in the mornings. :)

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    Oooh this is difficult, I’m not a very interesting person. First one is that I’ve been a huge fan of the band Europe (The final countdown – for those who are old enough to remember) since I was 10 (that’s over two decades). Secondly, I have a scarf fetish as well as make up fetish and own at least 100 scarves. Thirdly, I have a very high IQ.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I’m not too ambitious, I’m a stay at home mum to 3 children, we have a nice house, etc., so I can see myself still being in the same house and same position in 5 years.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    The little prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, pretty much any songs from Europe, and The lake house.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Laughing and smiling. Also being loved by my family and friends.

    • Hey Anitacska! I think your name may be the hardest I’ve had to type, but I am getting it down now! :)

      How old are your children? Girls, boys? And being a stay at home mom is ambitious. Seriously! I can’t imagine doing that. I wouldn’t pass the motherhood test at all.

      Now, I don’t think anyone is uninteresting. You just think that ’cause you’ve known yourself all your life :P

      • Anitacska

        You can always call me Anita, that’s easy to spell. :)
        I have two girls and a little boy, the girls are 7 and 4, and my son is 2. They’re all blonde and ever so cute. :)
        Yes, being a stay at home mum is hard work, although it’s getting easier now that the girls are in school and the little boy has started nursery/kindergarten twice a week. I used to be an accountant, but to be honest being a mum is so much more fun. :)

        • No way, I’m up for the challenge! ;)

          Even though I have no plans to have kids ever, I know if I did, I’d want to be around them all the time. The idea of working all the time just seems impossible with kids running around!

  37. Porcelain

    Hey Christine!

    1. What name do you go by?

    My name is Zadi, but my internet alias is usually either Porcelain or PorcelainPirate. I don’t have any nicknames because I REALLY like my real name :)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?

    My boyfriend, and the few close friends I seem to have had forever, and can discuss anything with.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

    I’m a very home-y girl, and a creature of habit, so I spend a lot of time cuddling up with my boy-pet watching movies, surfing the internet, and having quiet social nights in with my friends. I also frequent my local rock club, and I love eating out.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

    I watch a lot of sci-fi.
    I’m absolutely obsessed with real corsets and pretty lingerie.
    I have an odd fixation with girls who have perfect eyebrows.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?

    I’m hoping to have a good job working in a local museum, to own a house with Nick, my boy, and to have travelled a bit. Hopefully to have gone to Uni as well :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

    My most well-read books are my ones about Jack the Ripper – I have a creepy fascination with the case. Movie, Moulin Rouge, definitely. Silly, glamorous and romantic – could it BE any better? And song, probably Snake River Copnsiracy’s cover of the Cure’s “Lovesong”

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

    Physically, I feel beautiful when my foundation goes on nice and smoothly, and my eye make-up is blended well. But I feel most beautiful when my boy can tell me so even when I’m half-asleep with no makeup and messy hair ^_^

    • Hey Zadi! Can I call you that or do you prefer Porcelain? That way I know in the future ;)

      I love, love, love Snake River Conspiracy’s “Lovesong” cover. I bought their CD just for that song years ago!

      I like to stay home and cuddle with my boyfriend, too. One of my favorite things to do on the weekend :D

  38. Turkidhdelight573

    1. What name do you go by?
    Ploy. i know it sounds a lil weird, LOL but its a Thai name.
    i also have an english name, Polly. but i really much prefer Ploy.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My Family and my friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I love going shopping, i also love going sumwhere out door and adventurous, like hiking.
    so i have both masculine and feminine side.
    i love to do art and of course, make up.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -I love animals!!! all kinds!!! i have a pug name allure, i love her so much. my lil baby!
    -I was born in Thailand, moved to London when i was 3 months old. Came back again around 5 and been living here ever since. n i aint goin nowhere!!!
    -I once fell down the stairs of my high school (now im in uni), n ended up on the floor with my skirt over my head. yes, everybody saw what was underneath. lol. it wasnt funny back then though

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    i really hope i can earn enough money to help protect animals n nature. I told ya’ll that i love animals. weirdo huh? LOl

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    i love this book ABARAT so much, i can read it over and over again. when it comes to books, i love fantasies
    song-I dont wanna miss a thing by aerosmith. seriously, this song can make me cry!!!
    i love watchin movies, so it is hard for me to pick only one because i have so many faves!!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    i have a good heart, i think.
    i am no angel. i do have jealousy, anger and bad stuff going on sometimes, but i would never hurt anyone. i know what is right or wrong.
    The only animal i kill purposely are mosquitoes, but they were trying to eat me!!!!! LOL
    i think beauty comes from the inside. for everybody

    • Hey Ploy! Any meaning behind that in Thai? Mmm, that makes me miss Thai food–I haven’t had any in foreverrr!

      What are some of your favorites parts about living in Thailand?

      Oh no, what an embarrassing moment! I slipped on my butt in my junior high school’s cafeteria once, and that was scarring enough :(

  39. vicki

    1. What name do you go by?
    I go by vicki

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My parents and my little sisters and my friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    sleeping! I can sleep all day and not feel at all guilty. I also like reading blogs

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I love Spongebob Square pants
    I cry at certain commercials
    I pluck my toe hair

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I want to be making cash dollars working in Wealth Management and be CFA certified! I’m doing my level 1 now. I also want to be in the process of getting my own apartment in NYC

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book- Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
    Song-Well Cd Lil Kim’s first CD. I listen to it almost everyday
    Movie-40 year old virgin.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I think my honesty makes me beautiful. I don’t sugar coat things with my friends or family.

    • Hey Vicki! How many little sisters do you have? I just have one, but that’s plenty for me, LOL.

      Oooh, keep working towards those goals. You are getting close :D Good luck!!

      The one commercial I always cry at is the ASPCA ones with Sarah McLachlan. Seriously, those are harsh.

      • vicki

        I have two! 7 and 11 and I love them dearly! I already have them into makeup!

        Oooh that commercial is so terribly sad! I cried when I saw that one and this other one about the hungry child taking care of his younger siblings! I cry every time

  40. Dawn

    1. What name do you go by? Dawn

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family; mom, dad, brother two nieces, and my friends. they’ve stuck by me through the good and bad times.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? just cuddled in bed watching a good movie or reading a good book. In the summer I love hitting the beach to enjoy the scenery.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I still have a security blanket(it’s so odd people laugh when I say what it is) that calms me when i’m anxious

    I have a girl crush on Alicia Keys.

    chewing gum is my cigarettes; I always have some in my purse and in my mouth.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    On the NY times Best seller list.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Movie: Nightmare on elm street(i’ve been watching it since i was 4-I swear I’m not a psycho…LOL)
    Song: Hmm, thats a hard one. I have so many. Probably Control By Janet Jackson.
    Book: anything I’ve written ;)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My personality and my sense of humor; my selflessness and my ability to give, be kind to and treat others with respect.

    ****I wish you much success with Temptalia, Christine. You’re doing a GREAT job so far!

    • Hi Dawn! How’s your weekend treatin’ you? I can’t believe Saturday’s almost gone.

      I still have my baby blankets! Like… three of them. They’ve gotten so old and worn that I had to retire them away into a box for fear they’d disintegrate. :(

      What do you write? What books have you written?

      And thank you!

  41. 1. What name do you go by?
    Erin…there’s really no other way around it ;)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, my boyfriend of almost 3 years, my 2 kittens…they count as people, right?

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I seriously have none, with school, work, dance, and side projects, but when I can carve out a bit, it’s reading or Rock Band.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I’m obsessed with social media (particularly twitter), I love taking HDR photos, and I’m about to start a project doing media relations for a book channeled by ouija board.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Happily ensconced in a boutique PR agency, on my way to owning a character home and perhaps planning my wedding.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: Into the Whirlwind – Evgenia Ginzburg, Song(3 way tie): Rock Your Soul – Elisa, Dark Room – Sarah Slean, or I Know You Are But What Am I – Mogwai, Movie: Les Choristes

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My capability.

    I’m so unused to posting – I’m much better at lurking, but thanks for everything ;)

    • Hey Erin! What, no E? Err? Erinooooo! I’m not very good with nicknames. The only ones I’ve given out are totally odd. Magellan got Mellan, after all, LOL.

      I love learning about social media :) I wish there were more resources to read about it from.

      I know how you feel about free time… sigh. So little to none of it!

      I hope you’ll post more :) But thanks for introducing yourself!

  42. Tamara

    1. What name do I go by? Tamara, only my hubby has a nickname for me.
    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My husband and kids.
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending our free time? Blogging, watching YouTube, scrapbooking, reading magazines, laying by the pool, cosmetic shopping
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself. Uno, I like the kids show Charlie & Lola, other than that I’m pretty boring…
    5. Where do you want to be in five years? I’d like my beauty blog to be successful.
    6. What book, song, and movie, could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book:The Bible, Song:Beyonce’s Halo, Movie:Love in the Time of Chloera(such a beautiful love story)
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? When my outside feels as good as my inside.

  43. Anna

    1. What name do you go by?
    My really name is Dianna but my family and really close friends have been calling me Anna as long as I can remember. You can take you pick :).

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    I’m really close to my sisters. No one in the world understands me like them, not even my parents. And my best friend from high school because we’re like the same person, except we’re also opposites. We like all the same things (movies, books, music, food) but she’s more emotional while I’m more logical and she’s better at things like writing while I’m better at mathematics and science. It’s the wierdest thing, but we seem to balance each other out perfectly. And we have the same bizzare sense of humor O_o

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I like the draw alot. I also like trying random recipes that I’ll probably never make ever again. And if I really have nothing to do I just listen to music while playing Sudoku, just so that I have something to do w/ my hands while I’m enjoying the music.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I can’t stand celery! I eat most foods, except if it has ANY celery. Even the smell makes me want to vomit, and I can pretty much smell it from a mile away. I hate it when people tell me to do something. Even if I was already planning to do it, if someone orders me to do it, I just won’t. I get unreasonably annoyed when people stand in the middle of the sidewalk and block my way.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Still in school, getting my Pharm D.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman, because I love mythology and science fiction and Neil Gaiman.
    Song: Welcome to the Jungle by Gun N’ Roses, because they were my first hard rock band and WttJ is still my favorite
    Movie: Dark Knight, because I love Batman and the movie was one of the most brilliant interpretation of Batman I have ever seen

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I’m really unique and weird (and not in the cool scenester way xD). Most people just can’t get along w/ me even we don’t necessarily dislike each other because the way I think and the things I say can often make people feel really awkward. But the people who do understand always tell me my weirdness is the most awesome part about me xD .

    • I’ll call you Anna, because we’re all friends here :D

      I totally envy you and your relationship with your sisters. It’s so amazing that you are all so close and can share everything with each other. My sister and I have only started to get closer, but we are still eons away from being REALLY, genuinely close.

      I agree about Dark Knight. Amazing interpretation of the Batman story and hero.

      Good luck with Pharmacy school! I know it’s tough!

  44. Sandy

    1. What name do you go by? My actual name is Saadeh I go by sandy here on Temptalia
    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My parents, my husband and my two sisters
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? I spend a lot of time with friends just chit chatting, work out, read, blog and most importantly just cuddle on the couch with my husband
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! very politically incorrect, feel naked w/o nail polish, speak three languages
    5. Where do you want to be in five years? still here in Ottawa with my husband and by then I want to have a child
    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? The Tintin series (just the books not the cartoons) and watch the Friends series
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? my passion for human kind and always trying to make my love ones smile

  45. Jenn

    1. What name do you go by? Jenn or Jennifer (only my high school latin teacher got away with calling me jenny)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? my family, bf, and of course my two kitties

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? reading, biking, watching movies with my bf

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    hmm .. I study medieval music manuscripts
    I can read basic Egyptian hieroglyphs
    I’m a classically trained pianist

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    hopefully finished with or finishing up my dissertation and getting a good teaching gig at a college or with a research library

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose, Beethoven 9, and either the Mummy or Tomb Raider (both films always cheer me up)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I really truly care about people and enjoy helping others.

    • Hey Jenn!

      What kind of kitties do you have? What are their names?

      I’m so impressed that you can read basic Egyptian hieroglyphs! That’s so awesome.

      What do you want to teach when you’re finished with your dissertation?

      • Jenn

        I have one orange tabby named Nibbler and a white and black kitty named Moo. I’d really like to teach music history for undergraduates and graduate students once I complete my doctorate. btw I love your site and discovered the wonderful world of mac through your reviews :)

  46. emilyrenae

    1. What name do you go by?
    Emily Renae and Emily…that’s about it
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My Dad even though I rarely see him, My mom, My little brothers, and a few choice friends
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Reading your blog, Cleaning my room, Making a quilt, playing with my dogs, and reading
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – I got my first tattoo and my dad tried to scrub it off because he thought it was a fake one
    – I go to a private high-school and I am one out 357 who is not a homphobe
    – I read an average of one book a day, and a book is clasified by 500 pages or more
    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    – Hopefully in my first year of Law-School, and not in Iowa

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    – The book one is hard, I’d have to go with Tricksters Choice, Twilight, or Anne Frank’s Diary, I can’t give a song, I am a self declared music addict (I guess thats what happens growing up with music major cousins) but at the Moment I’m digging The Black Ghosts, and the Movie would be “The Nightmare Before Christmas”…absolute all time favorite

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful
    – My weight. I live in a small town where everyone is athletic and probably a size four at the largest. I however am a size 14, and rocking the curves! I stand out, and it makes me feel beautiful becuase I do not look like anyone else, nor do I want to.

    • Hey Emily! How’s your weekend so far?

      What was your first tattoo of? Where is it?

      It’s so great to hear that you’re lovin’ your curves and not letting anyone make you feel bad for having them! I’m on the curvy side of things, too, so I can relate!

      • emilyrenae

        Hey Christine =)

        My weekend is going good, a lot of hockey games (which I should have put as a third random fact when I filled this thing out, I’ve been to over 300+ hockey games in 3 years…)

        My first tattoo is a Jack-O-Lanter with heart shaped eyes, it’s on my foot (since I am not allowed to have my tattoos showing during school, I had to get something easy to cover up)

  47. 1. What name do you go by?
    Aurelie, I’am french ! (Hard to pronounce yeah I know :op)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My son of 2 years and my lover. Also my mum, dad, sis and bro.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Blogging, reading, writing, cooking, dreaming, surfing the net.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – Always wanted to have new beautiful breast, but I’m a bit scared :s
    – I have returned to school at 26 years old. After quiting at the age of 19.
    – I discovered real love after married someone wierd. The new guy is just the best man on earth.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    In my home, with the guy I am with right now, why not married ? With my son happy and healthy. And a dog. And an awesome job.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book : Daddy Long legs, forget the name of the author.
    Song: Gravity by Sara Bareilles
    Movie: Beyond our dreams with Robbin williams.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Love.

    • Hey Aurelie! How do you pronounce it? Sounds pretty :)

      What kind of dog do you want? I think labs are now my favorite breed, but I never thought I’d want a big dog!

  48. Letitia

    1. What name do you go by? Letitia, or Ms. Smith (for my students)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My mother is first. She’s awesome. I like my mother. Most people say they love their mothers (which they feel they have to say), but I genuinely like mine. Then my brother, then my family, and then my boyfriend.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Reading beauty blogs (ahem, hence what I’m doing right now even as I’m supposed to be getting ready for a wedding).

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I correct grammar all the time. It’s a habit. I am from Louisiana but do not eat spicy food. I love Disney movies.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? Hopefully a Coordinator over instruction…deciding what needs to be taught in high schools. And married :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book – A Lesson Before Dying; Song – BeBe Winans, Searching for Love; Movie – love jones

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? When stressful situations are dealt with, I feel like Beyonce ;)

  49. Andrea

    1. What name do you go by?
    Andrea

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    my Family & Friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    reading beauty blogs, hanging with my best friend, watching/going to baseball games, experimenting/trying to become better with makeup!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    * I have a major problem when people misspell things! lol! I always have to correct it.
    * I love playing Rock Band & Guitar Hero!
    * I buy too much makeup & probably have more than I need, haha!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Married, finished with school & having a good-paying job.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    book; I don’t read very often… so I don’t know!
    song; Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold
    movie; Super Troopers & Wedding Crashers. I love these movies soo much!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    my sense of humor. & being with my family & friends.

    • Hi Andrea! What are some of your favorite beauty blogs to read?

      Any idea what kind of job you want to have?

      I feel soo less nerdy knowing lots of other makeup lovers like Guitar Hero/Rock Band!

      • Andrea

        hey Christine :)
        Besides Temptalia of course, I love makeup and beauty blog, and I guess it’s not really a blog, but I go on mac_cosmetics on livejournal. & also the Specktra blog!

        I honestly have no idea what job I want. I was leaning towards accounting, but I don’t know anymore. I am in school for business though.

        Lol yes! those games are soo fun!

  50. 1. What name do you go by? Catherine, or Cat for short

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? my SO, my friends, my mom

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? I love going to the beach and going on picnics… sadly I don’t have a whole lot of dedicated free time during the day… so I usually fritter away what little I have reading MUA and Temptalia

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! Wearing brightly colored lipstick is the only thing that keeps me from picking at my lips. I obsessively color code everything – from my class notebooks to my google calendar (like seriously, I have 20 calendars for the colors). I love sending and receiving cards but my rate of return for Christmas cards is usually ~10%.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? Finishing up grad school, looking for a postdoc, doing awesome interesting things… and actually getting up when the alarm goes off in the morning. 5 lbs heavier wouldn’t be too bad either.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Oh man, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. AWESOME. And, George Winston’s December album and FINDING NEMO! <3 that.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? I’m a thoughtful, empathetic, sensitive person and I think that comes across in my eyes and my smile.

    • Iliana

      Oh yes, Good Omens is a good book. It took me a while to finish reading because of school but I loved it! :) I love Neil Gaiman’s works but I’ve never tried reading other Pratchett books.

    • Hi Catherine! :)

      What’s your favorite beach? My favorite beaches are in Hawaii, but I also loved Laguna Beach (SoCal) and Carmel (NorCal).

      Finding Nemo is SUCH an awesome movie, isn’t it?!

      • Black’s Beach, which is right underneath UCSD campus (~20 minute hike down the cliff face) has a GORGEOUS view, when you’re on the path down. I really like that one. I also love Solana Beach right across from the train station and Del Mar. Good picnic places. La Jolla Cove has been sadly very, very windy every time we’ve gone, but the seals are awesome. =)

        I really want to go to Hawaii sometime! The pictures are always so gorgeous.

        And yes! I <3 Finding Nemo! :D

        • I haven’t gone to very many beaches in SD. I can’t think of any I have been to, but I’m sure I was taken to one or two when I was a wee one! So it’s good to have these recommendations :D

  51. 1. What name do you go by? Kelly or Vampy Varnish

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My husband, family, a few very close friends and I know they aren’t people, but my 3 cats and dog are VERY important to me!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? I blog, play with nail polish and makeup. I love photography and writing and I am a ridiculous TV junkie!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I ice skated from ages 10-13 and really wanted to be in the Olympics, I cannot STAND when things are uneven (my hair or nail polish or a picture on the wall) and I catch spelling and grammatical errors everywhere I look, it’s a natural gift I have haha!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? I hate this question because no matter what I say, it won’t happen. I’m sure I’ll still be at the company I am at now because the good money has trapped me, LOL! Honestly though, right at this moment, I hope I am living in another state, away from the Bay Area and able to work part time or not at all so I can spend my time writing and doing what I love. I’m really tired of the fast pace here and traffic and too many people, crime, noise and insane prices. I want to live somewhere that people actually slow down and enjoy LIFE and have LAND and aren’t obsessed with work and careers.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? I am a total book worm so there are probably hundreds of books I could read over & over. I will say though that The Outsiders is probably one of my favs. Same with music, I do in fact listen to songs over and over on my iPhone when I work out. I watch tons of movies, but one that I always HAVE to watch whenever it’s on for some reason is Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russell, hahaha!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? When I am eating good and working out. Makeup definitely helps though! I look like a 12 year old blond boy when I don’t have any on, which is why I have been wearing it since age 13. In fact I will NOT leave my house with the very basics: brows filled in, concealer, mascara and blush.

    • Hey Kelly!

      What kind of cats and dog do you have? Who’s your favorite? Favorite TV shows, since you are a TV junkie? ;)

      I look pretty young when I don’t wear any makeup, but I’m trying to get over it, LOL.

      How come you want to move away from the Bay Area?!

  52. Marianne

    1.What name do you go by?
    Marianne.However my husband sometimes calls me Tori,
    because of Tori Amos,who is one of my favorite singers
    + I have red hair.

    2.Who are the most important people in your life?
    My little son Darren,my husband,Mom..Dad.)

    3.What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I absolutely lo-o-ove cooking,shopping of-course,
    reading good smart books,
    but most of the time i enjoy being good mum :)))

    4.Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I’m a list person.I make lists of things to do,what to buy,and..of everything,not because I am bore or having permanent memory loss )) It just makes some things much easier.

    I like to do my shopping alone.It’s like..almost an intimate thing for me.)

    I think I have a twin,that I never saw though 0_o
    but people keep telling me,
    that they saw me here and there,
    while I was at home or somewhere else.

    5.Where do you want to be in five years?
    I will hopefully have a nice job as an advertising manager,
    probably have another child and what’s really big in my dreams – I will definitely live in another european country.

    6.What book, song, and movie could you read,
    listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book – The Beach by Alex Garland,Movie – The Beach ) and Everything Is Illuminated,and song..hmm,Summertime by Nina Simone,i think.

    7.What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Love.)

    • Hey Marianne!

      How old is your son, Darren? You have to share some of your favorite easy-peasy recipes with me. I’m totally lazy when it comes to cooking, but I really need to do it more often. I also really love making lists, too! Keeps me organized.

  53. Morna

    1. What name do you go by?
    Morna

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My dad is my priority, as well as the rest of my family, and close friends.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I have hardly any free time! But I love relaxing, whilst listening to music, surfing zee web, experimenting with makeup, hanging out with friends, reading, dancing etc.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -Argh….um..I’m part Scottish, part Thai
    -If I were to be reincarnated as an animal, I’d be a cat.
    -I’ve grown up in about 4 different countries.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Probably just finishing off at University, and finding some humanitarian work. Possibly UN related, I’m not too sure yet. But I want to help others, as well as be a better person.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    This is sooo hard.
    Book: Fight Club-Chuck Palahniuk
    Song: Aaaaaargh….I can’t just choose one, Sorry! I’m going to cheat- 11am by Incubus. And Grace-Jeff Buckley.
    Movie: Probably Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Probably my sense of humour- I tend to laugh a lot of stuff off. And I’m not a fan of taking myself seriously. Yeah in life, people with perfect, symetrical faces and hourglass bodies are considered stereotypically good-looking, but when it comes to true beauty, a genuine smile on your face and kind heart are pretty much all you need.

    • Hey Morna!

      Scottish and Thai is a very interesting combination! I don’t think I’ve met anyone with the same mix before. My boyfriend LOVES Fight Club (the book and the movie), I can’t even count how many times he’s read it.

      I totally agree with you about having a genuine smile on your face. Lights you and makes anyone look glorious!

  54. Morna

    ohoh to elaborate on the first question, I also get:

    Morna Lisa Smile
    Morns
    Morny
    Mornishka
    Buttface XD

  55. Chrissy

    What name do you go by?
    Chrissy-I’m the opposite of you Christine. My full name is Christine but I’ve never gone by it. : ) Some people, only people who have known me a long time, call me Chris.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My husband, my family and my friends, who I consider to be my family.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Hanging out with friends, going to the movies, reading, checking out makeup blogs. ; )

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I hate being touched when I sleep (I’ve even punched my poor husband in my sleep before), I was never going to get married, and then my husband proposed after a week of dating and I said yes, I have a borderline phobia of fish and clowns.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Pretty much where I am now, except for finally owning a house of our own (we own a four plex and live in one of them, which I am totally done with-being a landlord sucks).

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    The Harry Potter series (which I often do read over and over again), Wedding Crashers, and way too many songs to count, right now if I had to choose it would be Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My sense of humor.

    • Hey Chrissy! I couldn’t tell you what about it, but it just doesn’t work for me. Maybe because I don’t feel like a Chrissy, LOL.

      My boyfriend says I won’t let him touch me when I’m sleeping either, though no punching on my end. Now, on his? I just missed a right hook last night, ha!

      I hope you guys are able to get your own home soon and not have to be landlords anymore! I can only imagine all the stuff you have to put up with.

  56. nancy

    Hi Christine! I’m a fairly new subscriber and love reading your blog. I used to read those online ‘zines on AOL when I was younger! I believe I may have subscribed to yours…if you don’t mind me asking, what was the name of it? :)

    • The ones I can remember off the top of my heads were Rockstar, Excite, The Download (I think, LOL), Adrenaline… there were a bunch more, but I’m totally blanking. Rockstar was the one people knew me most for, I’d say.

  57. 1. What name do you go by? Rose

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family and my friends.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? What’s that? Just kidding. Reading, writing, shopping, going to the beach or watching reality tv.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I am obsessive about organizing things and if I can’t get things just right I get super frustrated. I have different styles of handwriting for different types of pens. I giggle… A LOT.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? I would love to be almost finished with my Master’s Degree and well on my way to publishing my first book.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? book: ‘Inspiration’ by Wayne Dyer because it has gotten me through some very rough patches, song: Golden by Jill Scott because it always puts me in a good mood and movie: Beaches because it is simply one of my favorites.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? The way I am able to express my unconditional love to others and how supportive and understanding I am. I consider myself a Social Psychologist – I don’t just look at someones behavior and judge it. I look at peoples behavior and their surroundings, their background, their experiences, etc.

    • Hey Rose!

      What reality TV do you watch? Any favorites?

      I think I might have to look into the Wayne Dyer book, because I’ve never heard it, but if it gets you through rough patches, it must be good!

  58. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Madeline Madeleine

    1. What name do you go by?
    Everybody calls me either Mag or Megs or Mags.My original birth name is quite long and sometimes not easy to remember,therefore people keep twisting its proper pronunciation and at the end I am being called something that has never even existed! Sad.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    Not necessary in this particular order :my husband,my sister,my Mum and my mum’s sister (she has been always like a sister to me,and the age difference between us is very little)

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    My life is unfortunately very busy.Therefore if I have time for myself I garden (during short summers),I walk a lot(sort of power walks – love it),I read magazines (like MacLean’s,Time,Newsweek etc.),I watch stuff that I had recorded when we were away(happens a lot),sleep and talk on the phone to my 7-years old niece;

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I ‘ve got stuff and “forget” to use it (i.e.have 100 lipsticks,barely using it,wear almost same shoes all the time – despite having around close to 100 pairs,etc.);

    I ‘ve been offered to publish the pictures I have taken over the years…..NO!No desire whatsoever.

    I “hide” food under my bed (“hiding” is not a adequate word for the situation,but that’s what my husband says LOL – whatever)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I hope (and I mean it) that I will be retired by then (not because I’m so old,but because we’ll have enough funds);

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Books: Elizabeth Dored “I loved Tiberius” and another one written by Erich Maria Remarque “Arch of Triumph” (all the books by E.M. Remarque I can read over and over again);

    Song:”Dream of Return” by Pedro Aznar and Pat Metheny and “Last train home” also by Pat Metheny;Kenny Logginns “Celebrate me home”;

    Movie:”The Witches of Eastwick”;

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Being fair and honest;

    • Aww! How do you pronounce your full name? That must be so annoying, though!

      You know, I do the same thing with stuff I buy. Lots of shoes, but wear just one or two pairs. Lots of lipgloss, but so many only get used once or twice!

  59. Lisa

    1. What name do you go by?
    Hi there Christine! My name’s Lisa. I’ve been a huge fan of your website for about two years now :) I truly appreciate all the time you put into your product reviews, looks, swatches, etc.!

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    Definitely my family! They always’re there to support me no matter what!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Oh man! I turn into a freakin slob when I get free time! I usually open a can of beer, get some nachos, and plant myself in front of the TV for a few hours. Gross isn’t it?!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    Hmmmm… I can immitate different voices, I can run pretty darn fast in big high heels, and I believe in everyday glam!!!! Viva Glam!!!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Finished my Law degree and working for a private firm.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: “It’s true! It’s true!” – An autobiography of Kurt Angle
    Song: “Indestructible” by Disturbed
    Movie: “The Dark Knight”

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My undying drive to be successful and to never give up.

    • Hi Lisa!

      Thanks so much for sticking with me for two years! Wow! ;)

      Mmm, nachos. Sounds DELICIOUS! right about now. Are you in law school now or almost there? What kind of law do you want to practice?

      • Lisa

        Hi Christine :)

        I’m actually in my last year of completing my Business degree, after which I’ll be pursuing a Law degree! The types of Law that I am most interested in are Intellectual Property Law, Commercial and Consumer Transactions Law, and Corporation Law. Haha I’m still trying to narrow it down! There are so many choices aren’t there!

        Haha I know you’re a Law student too! I notice you make references to it sometimes in your posts :) It’s awesome you have beauty and brains!!!

        What kind of Law are you interested in pursuing?
        It was nice getting to know you :) You’re awesome!

        • Oh, wow! You are crazy and industrious, lady. I can definitely see why you want to get some law in there ;) I’m taking Business Organizations right now, which is my first business law course. No law for me, absolutely hate it. Can’t get into it whatsoever, LOL. I’m taking my degree and showcasing it in a display box, otherwise not much!

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Charlene Dizz

    1. What name do you go by?
    Charlene or Chardizzle

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My mom, brother, sister, boyfriend, and my group of 8 girls I grew up with (the greatest friends in the world) :)

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Checking out your blog, shopping, watching movies, shopping… did I mention shopping?

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    If it comes in pink, I’ll take it
    I love ketchup but hate raw tomatoes
    I’m scared of the “ass crevice” of my couch. Seriously. You know that part of the couch where your butt is, where the cushion sinks down and sometimes your butt goes in the crevice. Yeah… I can’t have my butt in that crevice. I have to shove pillows there so my butt doesnt touch the inside of the couch. I have no idea why I feel that way! I need a new couch.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Living back in San Diego (I live in the Bay Area – Richmond now)
    Purchasing my own home
    Have my first child by then

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    I don’t read much books. I after I got my MBA I refused to pick up another book (I totally OD’d on text books in grad school). Song, anything by 2pac, Movie – Casino. I just looooove Robert DeNiro.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Makeup! It makes me feel so confident.

    • Hey Charlene!

      It’s awesome that you’re still close with the girls you grew up with. That’s SO rare, but it’s amazing when you have it.

      I’m so opposite–when I was in SoCal, I longed to be back in NorCal (which is where I am now, yay!). What about San Diego appeals to you over Richmond?

  61. 1. What name do you go by?
    Rhian, sometimes Rhi, Rhis (pronounced Reese) to some, for a time it was Ryan when i lived in Singapore and no-one could pronounce Rhian :D and online my usernames are always rhianangharad, which is my first name and middle name and during poetry competitions when i need a fake name its Angharad Eleri, which is my middle name and mums middle name. Woah, I have a lot!!

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My closest and oldest friends who I can count on when I’m having a bad day and my family.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Online on various sites, YouTube, blogger, Temptalia, MAC,. I also love games, Sims 2, God of War, Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty and Guitar Hero being some of my faves :) Plus music is a huge part of my life, i play piano, harp guitar and i sing, along with different dramatic things at school.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I love to speak Japanese and during boring lessons i teach a few simple phrases to my friends, I cry during scenes in TV dramas where people die, i.e. JT in Degrassi, Marissa on the O.C. I insist on wearing my favourite cream converses as often as I can, so theyre pretty beat up but have so many memories with them :)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Well then I will be 19 and hopefully in Med school or a Music academy (can’t decide :L) or one of those silly little dreams of making it big in Hollywood, which probably wont happen but I can’t help but hope :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book – Twilight series or The Host OR Power of Five Series (Bookworm alert!!), MUSE Supermassive Black Hole is a great song, and I would really recommend everyone to listen to it, and move would be…. Forrest Gump! I love it!!!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Hm well I dont know if its true but a lot of people have told me that they feel at ease around me, like they don’t feel that they need to try so hard or fill every silence, and that i have something about me which calms people which i think shows in my eyes.

    P.S. Frigging heck I’m sorry bout my super long comment! Sorry if I bored your brains out LOL! Rhian <3

    • Hey Rhian! :)

      What are some of your favorite YouTubers? I need to watch more people on there :) And yay, another GH fan!! I didn’t think there would be so many of us :)

      I’m terrible with character death, you’re soo not alone!

  62. cloudburst

    1. What name do you go by? Jill.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family & my friends.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Anything physical: climbing, hiking, martial arts, running…making art & doing make up!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I’m the shortest in my family, I’m a Leo & my enemy is boredom.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? Established as a visual artist, hopefully having regular exhibitions & teaching at a post secondary institution, also it would be nice to be represented commercially.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book: Neuromancer by William Gibson, Song: this is really tough, but a few – Long December by Counting Crows, Pretty Good Year by Tori Amos and Dirt off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z, movie: The English Patient

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? Feeling well rested, happy & confident.

    • Hey Jill! It’s so nice to finally know your name :)

      It sounds like you have a really good idea of where you want to be in five years. I totally admire you for that! The clearer our plans, the more likely we are to follow them!

      What do you want to teach particularly?

  63. Lola

    1. What name do you go by?
    Lola, which is my actual name :)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My sisters, Mignonette and Ophelia.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Drawing, dancing, oh, and reading Temptalia :D

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I never wear eyeshadow, I have delivered a baby and i have fifty three books :)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    On stage, dancing!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    War and Peace, Clair de Lune, Pride + Prejudice.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Dancing ballet.

    • Hey Lola! :) I love that name – you’re so lucky to have it! Your parents had some great names for their daughters!

      How come you don’t wear eyeshadow?

  64. Bona

    1. What name do you go by?
    Christine, Bona is my internet monniker

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family, my friends

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Surfing internet,reading temptalia! :P

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I made 3 people beauty addicts by showing them my mac collections
    I love listening to rock and hip-hop
    I am time obsessed. I have 20 clocks in my room

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I want to be an accountant and i may do some grad school

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    book: The notebook by Nicholas Sparks
    Song: Apologize by OneRepublic
    Movie: Die Hard series

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I am always optimistcs and i am not afraid of failure
    I am always up for challenges!

    • Hey Bona! 20 clocks, WOW! Are they really small or large… a total assortment? I don’t even know how you can fit 20 in one room!

      Is The Notebook as sad as people tell me? I keep refusing to read it, because I don’t do sad endings!

  65. Tierra

    Hi Christine ^_^ to tell you the truth right now I go by either Tierra or Mama only because I just had my first baby, but just cuz I’m a mama doesn’t mean I have to give up my makeup lol

    My husband and my little boy are most important and than the rest of my family.

    Looking up the latest MAC launches and drooling over the pics on here lol, reading, playing with what little makeup I have and sleeping.

    Hmmm I like texting on my phone but won’t call anyone not even for emergencys, i like my onions fried but not raw, and when its cold i’ll wear a sweatshirt but i’ll wear shorts too. lol

    In some part of Asia , wearing clothes that match, bathed, makeup done perfectly , pushing a stroller containing my eldest son and his baby sibling to the Lush store ^_^

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By. JK Rowling, Rockstar By Prima J, and Spirited Away by Hayao Myazaki even though I’d conflict with Ratatouille if it was on lol.

    My patience, it makes me feel serene midst the chaos that surrounds me and it softens my exterior. No wrinkles here my friends even though I’m waaay to young for those hehe~_~

    • Hey Tierra!! :) Congrats on your first baby, and go you for not giving up on your makeup!

      What’s your favorite upcoming MAC launch?

      • Tierra

        I actually was interested in the Hello Kitty because I <3 anything Japanese really, and the glosses looked perfect but now I’m really interested in the sugarsweet launch eyeshadows because the colours sound really pretty. What would you suggest for a spring look? I have to clear out my Antiquese makeup bags and fill them up with some nice new goodies ^_^

  66. Aramis

    1. What name do you go by?Aramis thats my real name and people don’t believe me when i tell them or pronounce it wrong

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    my mom and my nephew

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    shopping lol (wat girl doesn’t.
    checking beaty blogs or channels
    spending time at home cleaning or watching tv

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    i daydream alot about random stuff
    i love jamba juice and my favorite flavor isn’t on the menu lol
    love to live in mexico thoough i feel i cant leave la

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    With a degree in english or a sonogram technician, a house and a bf(don’t believe in marriage, won’t say i never will)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    always running
    SOng> ehhh no clue?
    movie cars or the lil rascals though im 19 but my nephew loves them

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    When ppl compliment me …usually on my eyes.

    oh sheeesh im the last comment lol

  67. Moopiechan

    1. What name do you go by?
    Reeshan I have many nicks such as keke(dunno what’s the relation with my name), chan, shan, rees, claire *my boss and office mates used to call me this… because they said my name is hard to spell, and I just like ‘really??’* and moopiechan is my online name.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My husband and my family… I just knew that they are the ones who will support me always

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    clean my apartement, I love neatness… other than that I love to cook sometimes…. and try any looks using all my babies in my traincase… last but not least, I love shopping… it’s kinda crazy that I can spend my money even I’m in office (blame it on online shopping site)

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – I’m quite moody…. and I’m realize this is annoying. But still can’t help it…. time will help…
    – I buy too much makeup. online, custom purchase, in mall, airport’s duty free… in any possible way though
    – I hate backstabber…. omg…. I just can’t count how many time I met this kinda person…

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I want to have a baby within this year…. am currently 23 years old…. so at my 30’s, my kids would be in their teen’s
    I want to have my own job that based on my hobby…. so I will enjoy it heartfully ….

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    book: harry potter always
    movie: twilight and madagascar recently…. hehehe
    song: I love all my wedding songs (the most is L.O.V.E)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    It’s happens after being good *not that I’m not good though, it just because I’m used to be a careless person* for someone else whatsoever makes me feel delighted and beautiful.

    • Hi Reeshan! :)

      What are some dishes you love to cook? Are you famous for any?

      Do you want a girl or boy or either would make you happy?

      • Moopiechan

        ewh… I like to try new recipes… as long as the ingredients are easy to find… but I’m famous for pasta… haha… making them ussualy quite easy and doesn’t takes so long time. Sometimes use the instant sauce or make the home made’s one by myself… depends on how long the cooking time’s available.*sigh, I’m a 10 hours per day’s working woman and a part time’s housewife*

        either a girl or boy definitely would makes me happy^^ !

  68. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Eleanor Eleanor

    1. What name do you go by? Eleanor,it has been shorten in many ways by family and friends and I answer to them all (El, Ellie, Nori, Els)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My Family, my daughter and my wonderful friends.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? On the internet looking at sites about makeup and beauty.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I am extremely spontaneous for example last ight I cut all of my hair off because I was frustrated with it, now I have to go the hairdresser to get a decent cut. As much as I believe in God, I am just not interested in church.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? I would like to be successfully finished this PhD and working as a Forensic Psychologists making loads of money. I would love to have a family of by own and to provide my daughter with a few more siblings.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? The Clan of the Cavebears (the series) by Jean Auel, anything by Elephant Man (Reggae Artists), Bad Boys and its sequel.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? To be honest I think I am cute (I know that sounds immature) but when I dress up and put on makeup there is an added confidence that gos a long way.

    • Hi Eleanor! Do you have a preference as to what you’re called?

      How old is your daughter? Think she’s going to be a beauty buff like you?

      And best of luck on finishing your PhD! You are incredible for pursuing it!

  69. Athina

    Oh,you already have sooo many comments christine!!I hope you’ll read mine too!
    1. What name do you go by?
    Athina.I never really liked the shorter versions of my name,like Nana,so it’s Athina for everybody!!(i’m Greek so my name comes from the ancient godess)
    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My family,my boyfriend and my best friends.I have the same friends since we were 5 years old, and really, I don’t think i could ever do a better choice!!
    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Dancing!!!I have ballet lessons, contemporary lessons, hip-hop lessons, musical lessons and latin!!Also,listening to music,reading a good book,catch a movie and of course,reading my favorite beauty blogs!:-) I believe that you can always find time for the things that you love!!
    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    Mmm, I guess one is that i study Statitics in Athens University of Economics and Business..Another that I have a huge passion for dance..There are times when I’m dancing that for a tiny moment i feel that my heart flies out of my chest..maybe like flying..i live for that moments!!And a third,i guess that I cry way too easily!!
    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I want to still be with my boyfriend,Alex,and hopefully we’ll be living together by then!
    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Oooh, they are so many,especially the books!!For songs I would say “in and out of love” by Armin Van Buuren,”Harem” by Sarah Brightman,”Bleeding heart” by David Vendetta (the vocal version with Rachel Star) and “Non Ti Scordar Mai Di Me” by Guissy Ferreri.
    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Looooove!!! <3

    • Hey Athina! :)

      You are SO lucky to still have the friends from when you were five. That’s incredible, and it is a thing to be envied for sure!

      I can’t believe you study statistics for fun! You are crazyyy ;)

  70. Vanessa

    1. What name do you go by?
    – Vanessa or my closer friends call me Essa. My online alias is VivaciousMakeup :)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    – I would have to say my family, my boyfriend, and my close friends… they’ve been with me through everything… and my new boy Marley… who’s actually a pup but he’s VERY important to me!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    – SHOPPING of course :) I love dancing with my Tahitian/Hula Halau, reading online beauty blogs (hehe) and just enjoying the free time itself because it’s very rare with a hectic school/work schedule

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – Let’s see… i’m very obsessive with making things organized or in place or whatever makes me feel “right” about it… if it doesn’t feel “right” to me yet… I work on it until it does! Next, ummm I can crack all the joints in my fingers and toes (disgusting I know), and… I have long hair that would be considered EXTREMELY long to people, but to me it’s still TOO SHORT :T

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    – Still in the Bay Area or possibly Hawai’i… I want to be a successful, working, married adult with 2 kids :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    – Book: Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Song: Jimmie Reign – “Chasin’ You” (only because that song reminds me of my BF and we consider it “our” song haha), and Movie: The Notebook

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    – My boyfriend makes me feel beautiful because even if i’m totally sick, stuffed up, no makeup, wearing janky clothes and lying in bed watching crappy reality TV… he still looks at me like it was the first time me met me :)

  71. Lyn

    1. What name do you go by?
    -On my blog and everything m/u I go by Lyn, Real life friends call me Riz.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    -My family & friends. From my kids, husband, and true friends I can count on my fingers.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    -I hardly have any but when I do I like to blog, go on MUA, play nintendo ds or wii, playing with m/u, and of course shopping!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    -I just started really loving m/u March 2008.
    -I love carne asada fries, and could eat them everyday if it was healthy!
    -I love watching food network but hate cooking.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    -Living in san diego still, with a good career to support my family.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    -Hmmm…I’m not sure, I get tired of things quickly.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

  72. Lyn

    Oops forgot one!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    -When I get all dolled up for a night out with the girls! Heels, makeup, and cute outfits!

  73. 1. What name do you go by?

    Kayra – it is my real name. But I mostly use Kaira ( ka!ra sometimes, LOL ), because lots of people can’t pronounce the letters right. ( war’s ”a”, not a/e)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?

    My family … And my best friend, I guess. We’re friends since high school.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

    Internet =) But I like shopping ( who doesn’t? ), and I sometimes draw clothes …

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

    I’m a right/left obsessed. I dunno there’s any other names but when I hold bag with right hand and don’t hold anything with left I feel disturbed. Also when I ponytail my hair, I really care it’s in the middle.

    I rarely use foundation. Powder, too. ( but I’m a concealer addict! )

    I was a punk 3 years ago ( still listening Green Day – sounds funny right?)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?

    In a very good university…

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

    I read ”Barefoot Gen” years ago, and read it again for 10x. Also, as a movie, all Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler’s are classics for me and my friends.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

    When I’m half – awake, I feel beautiful. I do not need makeup to feel good. The moment I feel most beautiful is after – bath with a clean face and unmessy hair.

  74. CeeBee

    1. What name do you go by? Chris (short for Christina – though a lot of people tend to call me Christine after I introduce myself as Chris – I have no idea why! :-)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My wonderful boyfriend (who just bought me a massive wardrobe for my 30th birthday last month!), my best friend forever and my mother, who is an amazing lady with impeccable taste (and the same shoe size as me!).

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Reading, cooking, painting my nails, playing with makeup and baking cupcakes.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I tied ribbons around all my DiorKiss glosses and Juicy Tubes and used them to decorate my Christmas tree. I can wiggle both my little toes independently of all the others. I am incredibly lazy about doing my hair – I think I own maybe 2 or 3 hair products and use them maybe once a fortnight – no dryer, no straightener, no curling wand, nothing. Just wash it, comb it and go most days.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? We’re going to buy a house this year, so in our own home, married to my boyfriend (he’s only 22 so I am being patient!) and probably thinking about babies. That sounds disgustingly domestic! Oh and still working hard at my wonderful job!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book – The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, song Vincent by Don McLean and movie, The Abyss and Aliens – I pretty much know all the dialogue off by heart already…

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? Being in love. Good skin and glossy lips. A genuine smile, self confidence and a sense of humour and fun. A new outfit (or new shoes! Or makeup! Or…)

    • Hey Chris! :) LOL, people call me Christina all the time, and people spell my name “Khristine” way too often. I’ve only met one person who spelled their name like that, and that was in high school. It seems like a very odd/uncommon spelling.

      OMG!! What a cute decorating idea. Did you take pics of your beauty Christmas tree? I’d love to see!

      Ohh, a house! Congratulations. Good time to buy, too :)

  75. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chantale Macaddict

    1) What name do you go by? Marie

    2) Who are the most important people in your life? My son, spouse of 10 years, and my 3 cats. I love animals (esp. cats! Hellooooo Kitty!!! =)) and, at some point in my life, I used to be single and lived with 5 cats (my own), 4 budgies, 1 turtle, some goldfish, and was fostering a “mommy cat” and her 6 babies for the SPA! SO, I was also known as “the crazy cat-lady” for my “excentricity”.

    3) Ways I enjoy spending my free time?
    Well, like most people, free time is a hard commodity to come by! But, when I do can spare a moment, I enjoy playing with my stash of m/u and try on new & different looks, I like to organize/alphabetize my “pretties”, I like to listen to music, watch movies (I don’t like watching TV other than movies & documentaries), read, relax/play with my cats and my son.

    4) Reveal 3 quirky facts about yourself:
    Well, my last point there, could probably qualify as 1 quirk! I speak/write/read 4 languages, I need mental stimulation of some kind; that’s why I’m always reading and learning new things, I am a very genuine person (which I find difficult to find in people for the most part). That’s why I feel the most at ease amongst animals/nature because with animals, there are no pretenses, I find.

    5) Where do you want to be in 5 years? Somewhere sunny and warm by the ocean!

    6) What book/song/movie could you read/listen to/watch all over again?
    Any James Patterson book, any dance music/trance CD, there are so many movies, it’s hard to choose… The Decline of the American Empire.

    7) What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My personality in particular because I am intense, genuine, extrovert, warm and passionate. It’s ultimately our personalities that differentiates us from one another and makes us unique. A person can be drop-dead gorgeous and, ultimately, be very boring and, thus, lose their appeal altogether (strangely enough, I have met such ppl!!). I have dated such ppl for a short while and entirely lost interest in them because they were just a beautiful but empty vessel. No sparks!

    • Hey Marie! :)

      How old is your son? LOL, you’re a gem for having taken all those animals in and caring for them. Not crazy at all!!

      What languages do you speak/write/read? That’s SO impressive. I really wish I had the aptitude for learning language, but unfortunately, I so don’t.

  76. Annie

    1. What name do you go by? Annie or Angelique.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My friends and family.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Knitting, reading, writing, designing, singing, acting, and doing makeup!

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I’m really shy when I first meet people, though I am a very loud person. I hate creamed corn, the texture gets my gagger. I hate being touched by other people. I’m definitely not into the whole touchy-feely thing.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? On stage acting or at culinary school.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith
    Song: Martha, My Dear- The Beatles
    Movie: Blazing Saddles- Mel Brooks

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? My personality, my dimples, and my eyes. I like to play on those features. :)

    • Hey Annie!

      I tried to learn to knit once, but I didn’t have the patience for it. What kinds of things do you knit? Working on any knitting projects now?

      Culinary school, huh? What kind of cuisine would you want to specialize in?

  77. claudia

    1. What name do you go by? Claudia (although at work I’m referred to by last name, haha)

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family (parents, sisters, nephew and niece) my boyfriend and our 2 cats.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? looking at makeup, talking about makeup, reading, cooking, etc. I don’t have THAT much free time, sadly.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I dislike the misuse of apostrophes very much! I really love those commercials for the California Lottery that say “Please welcome Courtney Mortimer!” I think Tommy Lee Jones is sexy.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? Enjoying life, hopefully in my own house.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    a) In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez
    b) Fotografia by Juanes and Nelly Furtado
    c) Clueless

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My personality, I suppose. I like to keep it real (aka drama free). :)

  78. 1. What name do you go by? Jennifer, mostly. Jen, occasionally, but never Jenny. I don’t really know why, either…

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family, obviously, and my friends, both at home and at university. They keep me sane, except for when they drive me crazy.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Reading, dancing, cooking, or just talking with friends! And playing with makeup, obviously.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – I really can’t stand wearing socks. I only wear them in the winter because it’s cold. But as soon as it gets to anything remotely warm outside, I’m in flip-flops.
    – I’m obsessive about my handwriting and my notes. If a letter is even shaped wrong (nevermind if a word is spelled wrong), I won’t just cross it out – I whip out the white-out and fix it all.
    – Even though I’m not the world’s most organized person, I really like to clean and organize things.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? In a library, researching for my doctoral thesis!

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book: “Magic’s Price” by Mercedes Lackey (I read it about five times every summer). Song: “Te har

    • Hey Jennifer! At least I’m not the only one who doesn’t like some of their obvious nicknames, LOL.

      That’s family for ya — drive you nuts one moment, but ground you the next.

      I don’t like wearing socks with shoes, but I gotta wear socks when I’m inside my house, how funny we are!

      What do you want to get your doctoral in?

      • I want to get my doctorate in medieval Spanish literature, thrilling as it is. Utterly impractical, too, but I can’t imagine doing anything else!

        Except makeup, obviously :-p

        I’m kind of similar on the sock thing, I hate wearing socks and shoes, but I also hate being barefoot in the house (but we have a no-shoes-allowed rule). So I do tend to just wander around in socks or slippers. How strange.

  79. Carla

    1. What name do you go by? Carla, but also Tael Nightengale, and Avalonia. Because aliases are fun.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My family (parents, and my older brother who lives on the other side of the country, and my 30-odd relatives who we spend a lot of time with), and my friends (who I haven’t physically seen in at least eight months, but luckily, there’s the magic of the internets).

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? Playing video games on my DS, reading, writing, singing (my only audience is the cat, and I may have scared her on occasion), messing around with makeup, messing around with graphics and website designing (which kinda crosses over into schoolwork, but whatever. XD)… you’d be surprised how much free time I have (oh, distance education. Four days of schoolwork a week, and then I have no idea what else to do with my time).

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    – I write. A lot. My aim this year to write 200 000 words of fiction (which I think is about three rough drafts).
    – I hate drinking plain water. It needs to have a flavour. So, I either make unsweetened green tea, or I greatly water down one of those Kool-Aid singles things. Plain water is just kinda… blah to me.
    – I collect things to do with moose. I find them strangely adorable, though very awkward-looking. Also, because of where I live, I have the chance of seeing real live ones wandering around! (Just… not in the middle of the road. That would be bad and could cause a car wreck. In the woods and bogs where they belong, I mean).

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Hopefully working from home on what would hopefully be my third published novel (… considering I’ve yet to start editing anything and looking for… I don’t know, an agent, this is kinda a pipe dream at the moment. XD), but most likely, working on website maintenence and design for some company. Hopefully, still from home. I’m beginning to think I’m a hermit.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Movie: Toss up between Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Princess Bride, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. None of them ever get old.
    Book: Another toss-up – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
    Song: Enigma’s Return to Innocence. I’ve adored it since I was about 11 years old, and it somehow endures while the rest of my taste in music goes through cycles.

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    Hrm. I don’t know. If it’s when I’m feeling extremely confident, that would be about half an hour after I finish a session of Pilates (sure, I’m achy and kinda tired, but I still feel strong enough that I can take on the world!). Also, my imagination. I can build full worlds and people in my head – someone’s got to think that’s awesome, right? XD

    • Hi Carla! :) You sound like you have some fun aliases there!

      What are your favorite games to play on DS? I’ve only played a few times, but I always liked the Brain Game or whatever it was called, lol.

      Wow, 200,000 words of fiction! Any idea what you’re going to write?

      You know, I used to collect things that had to do with camels, because I found them oddly cute. ;P

  80. 1.What name do you go by? Mostly everybody calls me Brittany, yet I do get Britt often and sometimes people just say B.

    2.Who are the most important people in my life? My whole family I really can’t narrow it down!:D

    3.What are some ways you enjoy spending your freetime? Well makeup of course! I’m a huge social networker, but crappy reality tv will always have a special place in my heart! lol

    4.Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! Well, I love video games,(especially grand theft auto). I never spend more than thirty bucks on an article of clothing, and I am obsessed with trying new deep fried desserts(fav:deep fried twinkie)!

    5.Where do you wanna be in five years? Hopefully, I will be fresh out of college and on my way to becoming a talk show host, and have a blog that’s at least half as sucessful as Ms. Christine’s!

    6.What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Book: The Lovely Bones(Alice Sebold)/The Giver (Lois Lowry) Song: My Girl- Temptations(Dad’s fav song) Movie: Gotta agree Finding Nemo(just keep swimming, just keep swimming lol!)

    7.What do you feel makes you beautiful? I love doing charitable things( food giveaways, fundraisers, etc.) and helping my friends when they have problems(future psych. major; see that’s why I wanna be a talk show host).

  81. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alannah Alannah

    1. What name do you go by?
    Alannah is not my legal name, but that’s what everyone except my family & coworkers call me (and I’m working on changing it to be my legal name)!

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My husband, my bff Erin and my therapist (I’m only half kidding on that last one)!

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    Watching way too much tv (Gossip Girl, Lost & The Office are the best), playing video games, obsessing over things on the internet (like MAC & Blythe dolls).

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    ~I can’t stand maple syrup, cilantro or mayonnaise
    ~I don’t cook much but have a kind of OCD thing going when it comes to the kitchen… I don’t like anyone else to be in there
    ~I flew to two different states to see the Spice Girls on their reunion tour

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    Ideally, living somewhere out of the US, with a job I actually enjoy and enough money to live comfortably & travel (with my husband!).

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    book: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    song: Fascination by David Bowie
    movie: Leon: The Professional

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    I really wouldn’t say it makes me feel beautiful, but a good hair day goes a long way!

    • Hey Alannah! :) It’s a pretty name, so I hope you’re able to change it!

      I tried to get into Lost, but I felt SO LOST, haha. We were trying to watch season one a few months ago, but yeah… just too much to catch up on!

      And wow, I’m totally amazed you flew to two different states to see the Spice Girls! I loved them, but that’s some dedication!

  82. 1. What name do you go by? Just Laura

    2. Who are the most important people in your life? My 18 month old daughter allie, my parents, my brother, and my daughters dad.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? I’m a stay at home mom so i always have free time. but i usually just play with make up, take allie for walks, try new things with my hair, go to the mall.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I want to go to beauty school and be a cosmetologist. I love video games, mario kart on the wii is my new favorite cause i kick ass. I was born in Colombia, but i moved to denver when i was 11, and ill be 21 on the 25th :)

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? having a really good job as a cosmetologist, maybe with more kids, happily married. with the biggest make up collection ever :)

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again? Dont really read books, but i read twilight and i really liked it. Movie; How to lose a guy in 10 days (i’ve watched it a million times and could watch it another million times) Song; Antologia by shakira

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? when my hair is messy but cute. wearing cut up sweats, a tank top, mocasins and my daughter in my arms.

  83. 1. What name do you go by? Brooke, just Brooke. The only nickname for it is Brookie, and a couple people call me that to be cute but I think it’s icky. SayAnythingBrooke I guess if you only know me online.

    2. MY MOM, my boyfriend Andrew, my dad, and the family in Maine that my family is best friends with.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time? SHOPPING. Reading True Crime books. And I love a good nap. 9 times out of 10 if I have unexpected free time, I will sleep.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself! I have never tried so many common foods, like mashed potatoes, burgers, any cooked vegetable, etc, real picky eater. I’m 22 and don’t have a driver’s license. I am never ever EVER barefoot, I hate the feeling of my feet touching things. Socks, always.

    5. Where do you want to be in five years? 2 years away from my Phd in Clinical Psychology and my marriage with Andrew.

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Book: Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer
    Song: ‘Sam’s Song’ by Dave Melillo
    Movie: Mean Girls, not my FAVORITE movie but definitely one that never gets old or stops being funny!

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful? People would assume I’m a ditz because I’m so into my looks and wear a lot of makeup, so it surprises people that I’m summa cum laude ;) You CAN have brains and beauty. That and I love to listen to everyone’s problems, and I intensely love animals.

    • Hey Brooke :)

      Are you one of those people who can fall asleep at the drop of a hat? I love naps, but it just takes me SO long to fall asleep that I spend my nap time trying to nap instead of napping. I prefer wearing socks, too :)

      Grats on being summa cum laude!!

  84. Sammie

    Aww, reading what you write is always a pleasure. That and its so interesting to learn more about people =)

    Anyhoo, on with the show-

    1. What name do you go by? Sammie because its a mix of my first and second names that just stuck since I was a kid. Hey, if you cant beat them, join ‘em…

    2.Who are the most important people in your life? My mum for unconditional support, lecturers for mental stimuli and friends for some

  85. 1. What name do you go by?
    Molly, Molly Loretta, or Molly Murder. Molly Murder (or “Murder”, as some people choose to call me) was a name given to me while touring and working with bands. They liked the way it sounded since my original nickname was “killer” for having such a touch exterior. Molly IS my real name and Loretta is my middle, named after my Grandmother I never met but feel I would have been very close with as we share so much.

    2. Who are the most important people in your life?
    My fiance, my friends, and of course my wonderful boston terrier and two cats. I don’t know what I’d do without them and their unconditional love and support.

    3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?
    I LOVE going to concerts, it’s my original home away from home. Otherwise, driving around listening to music, traveling, vacationing (does that go with traveling?), and watching movies. Wisconsin Dells is a place I go at least once a year to get some time away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

    4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!
    I’m random, eccentric, and slightly allergic to the sun!

    5. Where do you want to be in five years?
    I’d love to own my own hair salon within the next five years, or work for Pravana, or Joico, or a cosmetics company (Nixie or MAC, I’ll take either!).

    6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?
    Oh my gosh. Uhhh. I LOVE biographies. Janice Dickinson biographies are amazing. Otherwise, this is so lame, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” You know, that series of short, creepy stories. Almost any song I own I could listen to over and over again. Movie-wise? I’m not really sure. I’m pretty picky. I love older horror movies. I’m entirely obsessed with “Repo! The Genetic Opera” right now as well. (PS — I LOVE ALICE IN CHAINS. “Nutshell” is one of my all-time favorite songs!)

    7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?
    My never-ending compassion for others, the fact that I don’t care about the mediocre things in life. I loathe drama, and typically ignore those that attempt to start it with me. I’m not sure if it’s a negative or positive that it’s so easy for me to write people off in my life!

    • In addition to number three, I’m a reality TV junkie. Bad Girls Club, Make Me a Super Model, Shear Genius, Split Ends, America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway…. I love pretty much any and all. I can’t tear myself away!

    • Hi Molly!

      What concerts have you been to? What was your favorite (if you’ve been to too many to name!)? I’ve been to the Wisconsin Dells once or twice :D My grandma lives out in Wisconsin, and my dad grew up there.

      I love, love Alice in Chains! They are amazing. Were? Whatever!