Friday, November 13th, 2009

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. Recommend your favorite book or tell us what you just started reading; share a great dessert recipe or a photo of your pet (which is sure to be the cutest, yeah?).

First, I’ll share mine!

Several permanent MAC red lipsticks for The Scarlet Season series!  (Hey, it’s hard to round out your permanent collection when MAC releases so many distracting limited edition shades!

Now… have at it!

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76 thoughts on “Free For Haul Friday, Volume #005

  1. Jess

    I physically bought and took home UD’s Eyeshadow Primer in Sin, then used the F&F discount to get the 24/7 Eyeliner set with 9 shades. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

  2. Anitacska

    I just got the Benefit holiday lipgloss set (3 double ended glosses) with my beauty bonus rewards from Debenhams today. :) I’ve also bought a couple of Guerlain G lipsticks in #61 and #62 (one of them is a tester I found on eBay super cheap) and they’re so lovely! :)

    I’m glad it’s Friday, had a long busy week with the children, looking forward to a nice lie in tomorrow.

  3. daphne

    Ha! I love your haul, Christine! Mine was a couple of “useful” items at the MAC f/s store last week: brush cleaner, Shroom e/s in pan (no, I had never owned it before! figured I needed a truly “neutral” – not too gold, not too white – highlighter), and Viva Glam V lipglass, the ultimate neutral gloss. I have too many brights.

    Oh, and I guess my shu uemura haul from HauteLook, but that won’t count until it arrives :)

    I’d love it if people shared some dessert recipes, actually! I’m trying to bake more. I love cooking and do it a LOT, but I don’t bake much because it’s so precise. But I have such a sweet tooth and would love to make my own goodies more often. PLUS, I have a holiday bake sale coming up next month at the animal shelter I volunteer at, and I’d love to be able to contribute goods as well as time to it!

    In exchange, I offer a recipe for my latest soup creation – it’s a butternut squash soup (so great for fall/holiday) made all fancy. It’s vegetarian and easily made vegan, too!

  4. Sixx

    From Sephora I just bought Philosophy Purity, Bareminerals Matte foundation, & Too Faced lipstick in Free Love. Then I just ordered from UD’s F&F the Book of Shadows (for my lil sis’s bday), eyeshadow in X, & Deluxe eyeshadow in Freakshow. =)

    I want to build up my blush collection. =)

  5. montrese

    Bought 2 more Dazzleglasses both in Baby Sparks which has become my HG lipgloss & I used the 1st 1 up in RECORD TIME! lol about a month! I like to mix it with defferent shades. I also bought Coalface & B. Electro (for a 5th time!) from LUSH. I’m off today (I’m a CNA) so I’m gonna spend the day chasing my 1 yr old around the house & maybe take him to the park! Have a GREAT weekend Christine & everyone else.

    • Sixx

      I’ve been wanting Baby Sparks forever but then Dazzleglass Cremes came out and I picked up Soft Dazzleglass-reminds me of Baby Sparks but w/more color (had to get the LE first lol) & I LOVE it!!

      • montrese

        The lady was trying to get me to try that 1 on, but I was in a hurry…I may have to go back & see what I think of it! But Baby Sparks is GORGEOUS!! lol I love it

  6. makeuplover514

    I just love this post, thanks reinstating it Christine! Nothing like sharing in the indulgences of girliness shopping!
    Well, I was definitely bad this week. Stress level is high at work which equals retail therapy for me=)
    I just got my F&F 20% discount for Sephora in my inbox (I’m in Canada) and it was good from Nov.12-15. So off I went and got:

    Philosophy shower gel in ‘Have a Cherry Christmas’
    Tarte’s Three Carats mini cheek stain set (LOVE)
    Dior’s High Shine lipstick in # 612 and 680
    Nars Sheer Matte foundation in Mont Blanc

    oh, and I found the China Glaze Bahama Blues collection at Winner’s for 14.99! What a steal! Best blue collection ever!

    There’s a Clarins warehouse sale (Burberry, Nuxe, l’Occitane all at 50% off) here in Montreal so I’ll have to budget what I’m going to pick up there after the hauling I did this week=)

    • Cherie

      OMG, I used the sale to get the Tarte’s mini’s too – how do you apply them???

      • Brenda

        most recommend rubbing your finger on top of the product so you get some on the pad of your finger, and patting colour on your cheeks..then blending with your finger as well. It “warms” the stain and blends it into skin better.

  7. Anissa

    Well I hade a good size MAC haul i’ve only ever tried a couple of pigments so I ordered all 3 holiday sets and i’m loving them so far I ordered the Blackfire Glimmerglass, She-Zam Dazzleglass,Perfectly unordinary Dazzleglass Creme,Iris Accents Softsparkle eye pencil,ever so rich creamsheen glass, and so this season lipglass.

  8. Akia

    OMG, I’ve been hauling like crazy lately! Just picked up NARS Sheer Matte Foundation, Powder Foundation and China Blue e/s from Blue Mercury Apothecary, I got 6 MAC e/s and 3 l/g from the CCO. I picked up Chanel Rouge Allure in Phoenix from Neiman Marcus. My first bottle of Fix+ (yay!) and the 109 brush… Young Punk MES a while ago… I think that’s it. And I won’t be buying anything new for a while

    I’ll be going to the movies with my cousin and sis this weekend to see “Precious”… what new movies are you guys looking forward to seeing??

  9. Dorie

    Ah, the (almost) Christmas season has sent me into a shopping fury. Not only have I bought tons of gifts on sale (thanks to the F&F Sephora 20% and my new MACYS card) for all my friends and myself, of course.

    The gifts included are:
    StriVerctin Lotion
    Urban Decay 24/7 Super Stash
    Duo Fresh Mini Mascaras
    Stila Blue Orchid Set
    Harajuku Girls Makeup Organizer
    Clarisonic Mia
    NARS Gloss in Turkish Delights
    NARS Eye Stylo in Black
    NARS Blush in LoveJoy
    MAC shadow in Carbon (self)
    MAC concealer in NW 15 (self)
    MAC brush set (with the 187se, ETC) (self)
    MAC Sorceress Shadow Palette

    I love Christmas time =)

  10. Robin C.

    I did really good…used my Sephora F&F Discount, a 20% Sephora VIB discount and QVC easy pay option!!!!!

    QVC – Philosophy Booster C Powder
    QVC – Philosophy Microdelivery Wash (Jumbo w/pump)
    Sephora – Benefit Full Lipstick Holiday Set (3 for the price of 1)
    Sephora – Benefit Skinny Jeans Cream Eyeshadow/Liner
    Sephora – Sephora for OPI 212 Nail Color
    Sephora – Urban Decay Deluxe Ruthless Eyeshadow
    Sephora – Tarte Treasure Chest
    Sephora – Kat Von D Gypsy Eyeshadow Palette
    Sephora – Kat Von D Bethoveen Eyeshaow Palette
    MAC – Mischief Makers Models Misbehaving set
    MAC – Rebel Lipstick
    MAC – Hang Up Lipstick

  11. Pixie

    i love making mini cheesecakes!!! get the recipe from
    so easy to make and soo good everyone will fall in love with you when you show up with mini cheesecakes!!!

  12. margot

    I bought the pink lip bag from MAC’s holiday season and also one of the mischief makers, the lightest lips one. Can’t wait for it to arriver :)

  13. rashmi

    hey somebody pls tell me how to use sephora VIB discount i m qualified but dont know how to use….
    i ordered UD’s liners and naked lipstick from fnf sale
    thanks christine for recommending the lipstick

  14. I got some NARS and LUSH! And I loooove it!

    NARS – Blush Duo Orgasm/Laguna
    NARS – Blush Duo Albatross/Sin
    NARS – Orgasm Lip Gloss

    Lush – Vanilla Dee-lite Body Lotion
    Lush – Snow Fairy Shower Gel
    Lush – Sympathy for the skin Body Lotion
    Lush – Almond & Coconut Smoothie Shower Cream
    Lush – Curly Wurly Shampoo
    Lush – Snow Showers Jelly
    Lush – Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser
    Lush – Enzymion Moisturizer
    Lush – Sexy Boy Massage Bar

  15. Jen

    I’ve been waiting for SO much stuff this week!! Bought a stock of UDPP in both Original and Sin, a bunch of 24/7 eyeliners (Zero, naturally), and lipstick in Naked (Saved a ton too, thank you Urban Decay sale!)

    I also got a bunch of new brushes from Sephora, and when I get home tonight I’ll have the Tarte Treasure Chest waiting for me! Can’t wait to play with it!

    I just started reading Dead as a Doornail, I’ve really enjoyed all the Sookie Stackhouse books so far!

  16. Amber

    Wow I have been hauling liek mad lately – here goes!
    MAC – Holiday Collection eye kits in Devil May Dare and Smoke and Mirrors. Face kit with the Peachykeen blush – forget the name of the kit.
    And my Sephora FandF discount brought me Guerlain Perles Imperiale, Dior Holiday eye kit, Calvin Klein Euphoria roller ball set, Clarisonic Mia, Shiseido lipstick in Spiced Cream, Laura Mercier loose setting powder and LORAC holiday gift set. I also purchased some new nail pretties from – Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Angora Cardi and OPI My Private Jet.

    Today I also got Stephen Kings latest novel “Under the Dome” Can’t wait to crack it open and get started!

  17. Sass

    Sephora –
    MUFE All Matte
    Princess by Vera Wang – 20% off
    NARS Love Joy
    Stila Smudge Pot minis

    MAC –
    Ricepaper e/s
    Sketch e/s
    Cinderfella e/s

    Target – Wasted a total of $3.00 here so no worries…
    ELF Studio Face Brush (2) – hate it, scratchy, no density
    ELF Studio Bronzer Brush – not dense enough at all
    ELF Studio Eyeshadow Brush (2) – I this brush a lot!

    Costco –
    by Borghese 15pc Brush Set – LOVE!

    And I’m now off to the CCO today.

  18. Erin

    MAC e/s quad Patina, Bronze, Antiqued, Smut
    MAC LE Sharp Focus lipstick
    NARS Catfight lipstick – my third one, best plummy pink

  19. Rachel

    I’ve been going through a lip product phase lately and have recently gotten:

    Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Ming
    Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Coromandel
    D&G The Classic Lipstick in Iconic
    Rouge D’Armani lipstick in shade #401
    Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Colibri
    Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Hirondelle

  20. Patty

    Urban Decay Show Pony palette
    UD sin primer potion
    TKB Trading pigments
    couple things from Coastal Scents

    Annnnd let’s see… I haven’t eaten anything today and I don’t want to go grocery shopping while I’m hungry, so I’m gonna go get a sandwich. :)

  21. amy

    I wasn’t going to buy any makeup because I was going to challenge myself to go on a makeup ban until January, but Sephora sent me a VIB coupon for 20%, so I couldn’t resist. I loose all my self control when I hear sales and gift with purchases at Sephora and many makeup counters! I picked up a Tarte Treasure Chest with the 20%. I always wanted to try something from Tarte, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try multiple items for a fairly good price (regular price $68 CAD, but with 20% it is $54.40 before tax). $54 is no small change but it worked out to be only a bit over $1 for 58 pieces of makeup and I get to experience I new brand. Good news is that I won’t need to make big purchases for this brand for a while.

    I am reading Cradle to Cradle written by two architects, it is about sustainability.

    • Cherie

      haha, I told myself I wouldn’t buy any makeup until MACs soft & cozy came out… then the 20% sale came to my inbox… you are not alone!!!

  22. tofupoo

    ahhh im so jealous of everyone taking advantage of the f&f sale. i can too but i already set my mind on buying a new lancome foundation, the oscillating one + if i get it by saturday i have a code for a little bag of sample goodies + i want that sample lipstick too!
    if i was taking advantage of the f&f i would be buying my shiseido foundation + lancome loose powder. its a tough decision :(
    also on a blog sale i bought mac flammable paint and nars e/s in tropic woohooo

  23. MAC lustrewhite lustreglass for myself and one for my cousin.
    Also got my cousin MAC Beaux lustrglass.
    Babyliss hot rollers.
    & a few LUSH stuff for me and my cousin!
    (It’s her birthday tomorrow you see..)

  24. Stephanie

    my combined purchases of over the last two weeks
    NARS wild at heart palette
    MUFE mini hd primer, and #167 eyeshadow
    MAC pointblack liquidlast liner
    2 OPI christmas nail polishes that I forget the name of

  25. happybadfish

    I bought Mac Moisture Blend foundation today, never used it, but I am hoping my dry skin will be ok with it.

    I had the day off today because I had an exam this morning, had to use a whole vacation day for a 2 hr exam, oh well :(

    I am getting the cutting board out and preparing this delicious looking pasta dish

    Then I am off to a Yoga class, my first in months!!

  26. BeckBeck

    I went to Sephora/the mall today… bad me. And I got:
    MAC shadows in Orb and Mythology
    Paint pot in Soft Ochre (apparently, despite my pink cheeks, my undertones remain yellow… discovered this when I asked the MUA why Painterly came out so much darker on me than it looks in the pot)
    Lancome Ink Artliner in Plum Tease (I’ve heard great things about it and I looooove plum liner)
    Last season’s Sephora Favorites face moisturizers sampler (there are 3 in it I want to try, one I know a friend loves, and the other two, well, for $18 for the set I’ll find some use for them)
    Two Benefit creaseless cream shadows in Recess and Honey Bunny (2/$10 in a little gift bag at Sephora! Could not resist!)

    Plus, I had a box arrive earlier in the week from with a bunch of fun dark fall nail polishes. I keep telling myself I should be all set!

  27. Nicole

    I did my last beauty haul 1 1/2 weeks ago after passing a job presentation. I bought YSL Rouge Velupte in Shade #2 and i love it.

  28. Sephora VIB sale ate my wallet yesterday. 😉 I got the following:
    NARS Mekong single eyeshadow
    NARS Christina lipstick
    NARS Multiple set
    MUFE #9, #92 eye shadows
    Clarisonic replacement brush head
    Kat Von D True Love Palette
    Sephora brush #17 and #21
    Sephora heated eyelash curler — my old Japonesque heated curler died. :(

    I scared the SA when he saw I had 690 points. I also got the Kat Von D Rock & Roll palette for free.

    Since they didn’t have the newest NARS collection, I went to the NARS counter and got Brousse and Eurydice eyeshadow duos, as well as the Aigle Noir pencil. The MA was sweet, she gave me a sample of NARS Mud Mask to try out.

    Heheh, no MAC this week. Hmm, what else to say? I hope I H&M won’t be sold out of Jimmy Choo tomorrow. :p

  29. Constance

    Sephora VIB Haul – OPI/Sephora nail polishes: Absinthe Makes Heart
    Worth My Weight
    Untarnished Image
    Lost Without My GPS
    Smashbox – Wish for the Perfect Pencils
    Evil Shades – 12pc. Giftbox
    Fyrinnae – Pixie Epoxy and 4 Arcane Eyeshadows

    Currently reading: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
    Current TV addiction: Dancing with the Stars. Love all the wild costumes and makeup!

  30. Alexandra

    Yesterday the MMM Mac Collection was released

    I got the Naughty Eye set + the Alakazham one + the brush set Do the Trick + the Mystic Cool eye palette, plus 2 MAC e/s (Moon’s Reflection & Freswater) + Urban Decay e/s Adore

    There I’m bankrupted but happy 😀

  31. Ruth

    Cover Girl Lash Blast Length (which I love)
    I’m waiting for this to arrive today or Monday, from Holt Renfrew:
    YSL Rouge Volupte #23 Luscious Pink
    YSL Rouge Pur #66 Rosewood
    YSL Rouge Pur #152 Pink Grenadine

  32. Jen

    I TOTALLY forgot that I was expecting the Guerlain Bal de Nuit palette… It is even prettier in real life, ahh! I got home and ALL the makeup I ordered recently was waiting!!

    PS: I am in LOVE with the Buxom lipgloss sample I got from Sephora! It’s huge and it looks soooo good on!

  33. Roberta

    I ordered from Chantecaille the future skin foundation and the compact makeup and the shades look like they will be pale enough for my skin. I’m really excited for the order to get on Monday because it also includes the Tiger Highlighter for free. Also planning on going to Sephora and getting the platinum air brush fro foundation because I’ve read some reviews that say it is better than the MAC 109, which I currently use.

    My favorite receipt is the toll house cookie recipe but I add vanilla instant pudding mix to the cookie dough. I know it sounds weird but it makes them so amazing!!!

  34. KM

    Went shopping at MAC store last Monday so here’s what I’ve got =)

    -Mac Lip Conditioner
    – MSF Gold Deposit
    – Dazzleglass Perfectly Unordinary
    – Brush Bag (Do the trick buff and line brushes)

    Well, it’s the “time of the month” for me.. So I really hate it! For 2 days, I’m just at home.. Hate the cramps! It’s killing me.. I took Advil for the pain and just got a lot of rest.. Argh!

  35. LiLi

    Guerlain’s gloss 805– an irredescent gorgeous spring green (the ULTIMATE topper for MAC’s LE lollipop lovin'; it really brings out the green shimmer w/o masking the coral color with a yellow tinge like MAC’s Spring Bean gloss does).

    YSL’s lipstick Volupte #13 a beautiful peach shade that in extrememly pigmented and creamy– think of a blend between a cremesheen and amplified MAC finish. Oh, and ladies, don’t pay the $30+ dollars for this at the counter, check ebay first. I got mine for $13 including my shipping!!! That’s cheaper than a MAC lipstick. Not a fake either! I was worried, but I checked it against my #13 that was running low, same everything, including the divine mango-tropical scent.

    Got my hands on MAC’s mineralized STYLE DEMON!!! I know, I’m late on the bandwagon and every MAC I’ve gone to has been sold out. It’s online though, in the good-bye section, so hurry. Use code “lash119″ for a free zoomlash sample and free shipping on any order. I’m wearing it now with pride, it’s the most beautiful holiday flush with a slight sheen, which is great for winter, since skin is a touch dryer, the marbled shimmer really lights the face up. Oh, if you’re looking for Holiday cards for the season, go to MAC and they have a pack of six cards for $6.50 made by children affected by AIDs. Seriously, you can’t find 6 cards for that price at the drugstore. They make great thank-you cards and the back of the card explains how 100% of the proceeds goes to their charity. Give back this season! (and use the code for a zoom lash sample! which is the same size as the zoomlashes that come in their holiday eyes set)

    I got other things as well, but those were definitely my highlights. Have a lovely weekend, Ladies!

  36. Violet

    I just got a new Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara… my HG!
    quick question alsooo. where can you get like the real Sonia Kashuk online? not her off brand sold at target but the one sold at like bloomingdales.

  37. Crystal

    So I just bought the Show Pony Palette from Urban Decay and so far I love it!!! Cant beat what you get for $30 :)

    I also cant wait to start this beautiful weekend! My hubby and I are going to the casino tonight then trying out those new gingerbread pancakes from Ihop for an early saturday morning breakfast!

  38. liz

    my UD f&f order came in yesterday! Made a purchase on ebay for some ysl. Ordered a purse from windsor. Anddd I bought the most badass otk boots today :-)

  39. yajaira

    YSL Rouge Volupte #2 & #9
    Nars Torrid
    Nars I WANT YOU lip gloss set
    Nars Madly blush
    Nyx megashine lg in beige, love, its actually pink, dont know why the name is beige :-)
    Nyx megashine lg in frosted beige
    Elf eyeshadow brush at target
    VS lipgloss, forgot name

  40. I got all three of the MAC holiday pigment sets and have only begun to play with all the possible combinations.

  41. Missy

    Ysl rouge volupte in #20
    Covergirl lash blast original in very black
    L’oreal original voluminious in black
    Coastal scents matte 88 palette
    Coastal scents angled brush
    Coastal scents small eyeshadow brush

    More coming soon I have a an Urban Decay shipment on the way=)

  42. Mary

    Urban Decay order came in yesterday! I got the 24/7 Super Stash, Best of Urban Baked Set, and the Book of Shadows II. I also got a perfume and the Stila Kitten collection (containing the kitten e/s and lip glaze) from the Sephora FF sale.

  43. Tami

    I went to Macy’s this morning and picked up the Cool Capers and Sexpot pigment sets. Not a big haul considering last week I got 3 MAC shadows (Antiqued, Coppering and Ricepaper), Love Nectar Lustreglass and Roman Holiday Dazzleglass after doing a back 2 MAC. I loves me a good haul but nothing’s better than a free one:-D

  44. Jennifer

    Some of the things I got are gifts but most are for me, more shopping is to come, Black Friday and all the sales going on now and soon. :)

    Avalon Organics Vitamin C Balancing Facial Toner
    Ambi Even & Clear Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
    Yes To Cucumber Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
    MUFE HD Primer Neutral
    MUFE HD Foundation #120
    Smith’s Original Rosebud Salve
    Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer 2x
    Sephora by OPI IM Beauty
    Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
    Stila As Good As Golden Set
    Sephora Tropical Jasmine Body Wash To Go
    Sephora Apple Pomegranate Body Wash To Go
    Sephora Apple Pomegrate Body Oil Spray
    Clinique Moisture Surge
    MAC 168 Contour Brush
    MAC DSquared2 Accentuate Sculpt
    MAC Cleanse Off Oil
    MAC Fix+
    MAC Wipes 100 count
    MAC Lustre Lipstick High Tea (B2M)

    I also have my eyes on some things from Guerlain and Georgio Armani, but I need to wait til they’re back in stock. Wish there were stands here so I could see the items in person though. Can’t wait for the holidays and for New Moon to come out, it looks more interesting than Twilight. :)

  45. Cherie

    Headed to Sephora yesterday for the VIB 20% off event… My haul:
    – Tarte’s Three Carats Mini Cheek Stain Set
    – NARS The Multiple Coffret
    – NARS Dolce Vita blush
    – Smashbox #3 Concealer stick

    Two sets of three mini multiples?? Ya, I’m down with that!! Hurray holiday items!! I have never tried these so it was perfect! But now I don’t know how to apply them… Any reco’s? Fingers??? Is there a good brush I should use??? makeup Sponges??? HELP!

    Also… confession… I soo wanted the DuWop lip Venom Twilight stain… And I admit, although I didn’t think the Twilight thing would get me… I also saw it in Shoppers Drug Mart along with the Lune or whatever line and the lipstick stains in the line were hot – has anybody purchased any?? reviews??? What are your thoughts on lip venom?

    I plan on vegging out this w/e… this coming work week will be nutty!!! have a good weekend all 😀

    • Cherie

      Ohhhh bad news – I will be returning the three mini Tarte’s cheek stains. So gritty!!!! It was like I was exfoliate with them! :( Maybe I’ll pick up Tarte’s Tipsy stain instead. I am sad. They were so cute and such pretty colours.

      • DonnaN


        I thought that they were a little dry also…..I was expecting a smoother consistancy. I was just gonna keep em, and use a foundation brush to apply, but maybe I *will* return ’em too. I’m not having much luck with creme blush….guess I will stick to the powders!

        Just curious, which of the three was your favorite? I liked Princess the most……


        • Cherie

          Hey DonnaN!

          I thought they were all so pretty! But what sold me was Brilliant! In store they felt smooth and I thought maybe it was just mine but I read some reviews on Sephora after and others had the same grit/dry experience :( I tested some of their other cheek stains during that trip which seemed fine so I will give the brand another chance. :)

          I really like cream blushes and have had luck with Smashboxs blush sticks (think they still have them… Haven’t bought one in a while) and MAC cremeblushes are good too. The mini NARS multiple trio (holiday pack deal) are really awesome. If you exchange the Tarte, try the NARS trio! Creamy goodness! Let me know how it goes! :)

  46. Joyce

    I bought all of the Mischief makers sets that I’ve been lemming for ever since Temptalia put them on her website. Picked up an eye kit and an eye palette in “6 Smoke and Mirrors”. I also picked up the Flirt! Limited Edition palette from Kohl’s.

    I hope everyone is having a blessed day. :)

  47. My last haul non-makeup was some stuff to make jewelery for people and myself. Makeup wise it was a slightly used foundation in a shade that isn’t in the US (shu uemura creme foundation).

    Something different, hmmm… I suggest “Let the Right One in.” It’s a fast read, but I liked it.

  48. DonnaN

    My only haul this week was a MAC haul of HELLO KITTY lipglass (15 different shades)…my first experience with lipglass, so I’ll let you know.

    I just recently rolled up to VIB status with Sephora, so I’m off in the morning to use my 20% at my local store….and I *might* wander into the MAC store when I’m at the mall…..

    • DonnaN

      I was fairly sedate with my Sephora haul….Harajuku Lovers-LIL’ ANGEL; OPI for Sephora in I’M WITH BRAD and UD Primer Potion.

      MAC on the other hand was outta-control: PRUNELLA Eye Kohl, Pro Palette 15; Single shadows in SCENE, SHALE, SILVER RING and COPPERPLATE, SEXY SHENANIGANS Mini LipGlass/LustreGlass set; Do-The-Trick Brush set.

      Now, off to HIDE my loot from the hubby…….

      • DonnaN

        Well, I need to stop IMPULSE buying!!! The MAC brush set is going back–I didn’t realize that the quality of the sets differed so drastically with the handmade individual brushes. I’ll exchange the set for the ONE brush I really NEED right now….

  49. Rosie

    I just got home from Sephora. I bought the Korres Yoghurt Regimen Kit although I should have bought stuff online with that cool discount Temptalia readers get. I also got OPI for Sephora Nail Colour Drying Drops, and NARS lipstick in Honolulu Honey and lip gloss in Bad Education and the clutch they’re giving out. And going to order my Urban Decay stuff this weekend.

  50. Jamie

    omg, are you an ontder too? it’s like one of my most visited websites. i love them so much.
    but recently i just purchased some makeup from the glit groupe when they have sales.

    • Emily

      Did you get the Jemma Kidd makeup on gilt also?

      I got the Stardust Creme Shadow in Eclipse, The eye and lip gloss, and the Ultimate Lipstick Duo Clear Balm & Creamy Color in Grace.

      What’d you get? :)

      I secretly stalk ONTD in my free time! lol

  51. I was in Hong Kong a few days back for a short vacation and I ended up with:

    Shu Uemura Pore Clarifying Foaming Cleansing Water
    Shu Uemura White Recovery EX+ Instant Spot Brightener x2
    Shu Uemura False Eyelashes in Soft Cross x 2
    Shu Uemura red:juvenus Vitalizing Refining Lotion
    Shu Uemura red:juvenus Intense Vitalizing Concentrate
    Shu Uemura red:juvenus Vitalizing Retexturizing Emulsion
    Shu Uemura red:juvenus Vitalizing Line Reducing Eye Essence
    Shu Uemura Depsea moisture Replenishing Mask
    Shu Uemura Depsea moisture Replenishing Eye Mask
    Shu Uemura Glow-On Blush in P Peach 45
    Shu Uemura Eyeshadow in ME Black 990

    ..Can you tell I’m a huge Shu fan? 😛

    I also got..
    Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box
    Jill Stuart Blush Powder in 10 Cherry Frost
    Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant x2

    Yay for hauls!!

  52. Nicci

    I got Love Lettuce mask and Sexy Peel soap from Lush tonight at the mall :)

  53. I know I’m late… but my latest beauty haul was tonight actually! I a couple things from last night’s VIB night so it’ll go on my NEXT cc billing statement LOL.

    Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Black Orchid
    Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip

    and, the night before I picked up L.A. Girl Dark Purple nail polish at F21 – it is amazingly gorgeous!

  54. barbara

    i found elf make-up brushes for 1$ at my local discount store. trying to find a brush like mac 239 because i don’t have a mac here. the eye shadow brush is great, but i threw the foundation brush away because it was painful. decided to trek to Ulta for the fourth time in two weeks, and finally got around to an NYX semi-haul…ts 05 and ts 37…would have gotten more but i got “scolded” for opening up unsealed product. sigh…did manage to pick up the stila smudge pot collection before i got in trouble, lol…and I AM IN LOVE in ways i have never known with those smudge pots, OMG…

  55. Katrina

    I just did a MAC order! I am so excited!
    pink freeze e/s
    black tied e/s
    devil may care mineralize e/s
    tarnish eye kohl
    prunella eye kohl

    This is my holiday order for glamorous eyes! I am pledging not to order anymore until the warm and cozy set comes out!

  56. Susie

    After your review, I went out and got Loreal Hip Metallic liners in Black and Violet. You were right on with the review. Theyre fabulous! Thank you.

  57. Emily

    I got some Jemma Kidd Makeup School items on sale on Gilt Fuse and some Clinique on


    Ultimate Lipstick Duo Clear Balm & Creamy Color in Grace
    Lip and Eye Gloss
    Stardust Creme Shadow in Eclipse


    ‘Superbalm’ Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry
    Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
    Free Tina Turk Gift 😀

  58. cmferrets

    i got all 3 mac pigment holiday sets. i got a smashbox master class glamour eyes hazel set from the F&F sephora sale online. went to walmart and got a hardcandy blush in pinup – to complete their blush collection. i also got a lipglos, lipstick, mineralized e.s and nailpolish in a sparkly yellow/gold color- it looks like i have fish scales on my toes right now- PRETTY COOL!

  59. coco72

    MAC E/S in Parfait Amour, Melton Mauve, Bamboo and Nehru
    MAC eye Khol in Teddy
    MAC Viva Glam IV lipstick -so cute, I love it!-
    NARS Multiples in Maldives and Maui -won in Ebay auction- waiting for the postman
    Benefit creaseless eye cream/liner in RVSP and Stiletto
    Loreal HIP khol in Navy
    Deliplus (a spanish brand) jumbos in blue and violet