Free for Haul Friday, Volume #025

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: I really don’t want to recap, because it has not been such a low-key week for me, LOL!  I bought the entire Pret-a-Papier collection, along with 17 pan eyeshadows from the permanent collection (I swear, I only remember putting a few in my cart…).  I also placed a second order on Sephora on Monday… and I bought one of the NYX super sale sets last night.  Oops!

Excited for: Giving myself Friday to have some time off from school before prepping for my midterm and finals this weekend!

Now… have at it!

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MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection: Overall Review & Round-up

OVERALL, Pret-a-Papier is a softer, more muted collection for those looking for a more natural look–from eyes to lips to cheeks. I still get a very autumnal feel with this collection, and I think that’s why it has me off-kilter. I’m just expecting to see a little more vibrancy with the summer nearing. I see some loving this for its more neutral feel, but I see others frustrated with the general subtleness of the collection.

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Everybody Shares Their Tips on Going Green

Everybody Shares Their Tips on Going Green

Arti Upadhyay designer for Neuarua Shoes suggests,

  • Try to bring lunch from home in a container, by bringing a reusable container you can help to minimize packaging waste.
  • Unplug all your appliances when you are not home, this will help to conserve energy.
  • Try using cloth napkins instead of paper; it saves trees and it is a much more sophisticated feel for any sort of dinning experience.
  • Take public transportation

Celeste Lilore designer for Restore Clothing points out:

  • 70% of the environmental impact of clothing comes from garment care, for the least possible impact make sure to wash clothing responsibly with cold water, biodegradable detergent, no chlorine bleach and be sure to line dry each piece.

Marina Kievsky designer for AUM Couture always try to:

  • Use the least about of paperwork, we often print files when it is unnecessary and the paper just get throws out. She also suggests they you drink water from Eco-friendly refillable water bottles—every year, more than 26 billion bottles are thrown away.

What are your tips for going green in your everyday life?