Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 742

Let’s do this, Monday!

So…what is the Monday Poll?

Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007).

Monday Poll Back-to-School Fall 2022 Edition

1. Name a scent (or scents) you wore back in your school days.

In high school I was all about Cover Girl Navy and YSL Paris. I also really liked Exclamation and Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth (whoa, throwbacks!), but I knew too many people who wore them so I didn’t go there, although I really wanted to. In college I wore Estee Lauder Pleasures, Clinique Happy and Juniper Breeze Body Lotion from Bath & Body Works. Funny thing I remember about Bath & Body Works “flavors.” There was an unwritten rule that if your roommate wore a certain scent, you couldn’t, so even if you liked Country Apple, if your roommate claimed it first, then you had to find something else.

2. Were you into decorating your school locker?

I have a vague recollection of doing it in middle school and for freshman year in high school. I remember cutting out pictures from magazines and putting them up with tape and thinking how cool I was, LOL! I wonder if kids still do that.

3. What school activities did you do?

I geeked out in the band SO HARD you don’t even know. LOL! I was also on the high school paper during my senior year, too; honestly, it was nothing anybody took seriously. Nobody really cared about having a byline. You joined the paper because you got an extra lunch period!

4. How often did you take the bus to school?

I took the bus during my first couple years in high school, and man, that was some scary sh*t. Public school transportation will teach you things real fast. It was like “Lord of the Flies,” no joke. I was quiet and shy and insecure, but luckily I had friends whom you did not mess with, which helped me get through that era without any major incident.

5. Did you go to your high school reunion?

Nah. Didn’t feel the need. My friend still Cindy keeps in touch with a group of people from that era, so if/when there’s news, she’ll loop me in with what’s going on.

6. Describe your high school hairstyle in five words.

Big, curly, stiff, time consuming.

7. Your high school makeup essentials?

Corn Silk Pressed Powder (remember that?), Coty Airspun Loose Powder, all the liquid foundations that were way too beige and made my skin look grey, Revlon Toast of New York Lipstick and Cherries in the Snow Lipstick, Wet ‘n’ Wild 666 Lip Liner, Clinique Lipstick and Blush…

8. How concerned were you about photos on picture day?

Probably too concerned. LOL! I remember obsessing over possible “looks” for weeks.

9. Some advice to those going back to school this fall?

When you’re taking school pictures, remember to put some powder on to take down the shiny spots. Also, your school years go by faster than you think! Try to enjoy this season in your life as much as you can. It won’t last forever.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Here are the questions to copy/paste with your answers in a comment. Talk to ya soon.

1. Name a scent (or scents) you wore back in your school days.
2. Were you into decorating your school locker?
3. What school activities did you do?
4. How often did you take the bus to school?
5. Did you go to your high school reunion?
6. Describe your high school hairstyle in five words.
7. Your high school makeup essentials?
8. How concerned were you about photos on picture day?
9. Some advice to those going back to school this fall?

P.P.S. Hey, beautiful girl. This week is going to be a good one for us. I can just feel it! ?