Friday, December 18th, 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!

I picked up some MAC eyeshadows as a Christmas gift for my sister, but I don’t think I hauled anything myself this week… or maybe I just blocked it out!

I’m pretty excited for Christmas this year, just because I was really practical and may have had one of the more boring wish lists ever… but it’s all stuff I really want and need (OK, most everything).  I can’t wait to get me my Christmas FEAST, too!!

Now… have at it!

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37 thoughts on “Free For Haul Friday, Volume #010

  1. Avatar of Amber Amber

    I hauled a bunch of Chanel I have been lemming:
    Aqualumiere in Galapagos
    Aqualumiere in Maldives
    Aqualumiere Gloss in Canari
    Aqualumiere gloss in Hirondelle

  2. Jen

    I finally caved and got the UD Book of Shadows vol II, and I also got a Dylan’s Candy Bar Birthday Cake sugar scrub, it smells soooooooo yummy!

  3. Theresa

    I am slowing begining to build up a collection of MAC brushes- I am tired of not getting the looks I want because I don’t have quality brushes. I got 239 and fell in love. I see why people have multiples! I also got Do-The-Trick Buff & Line Brushes set and have my eye on the other two. This is going to be dangerous.

    • The 239! Oh, love of my life! So amazingggg.

    • Avatar of Tabi Tabi

      I used a brush that I thought was pretty much the same as the 224 for a very long time, while I filled in the rest of the brushes I needed (239s, 226, 217, 219, etc). I finally just bought the 224, and what a difference it makes! I was so silly for using that other brush for all this time!

  4. Emm

    Clinique almost lipstick in black honey (This is my third love it for fall/winter looks)
    Kat Von D True Love palette
    Kat Von D Three lipstick set
    Nars Duo e/s in Eurydice
    Ecotools sponges/crease brushes

  5. I just found out that my grocery store carried NYX products! I was so excited. I picked up:
    Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt and Slate and eyeshadow in Eggplant. So all cheap and d/s hauls this week!

  6. Erica

    I ordered the UD Book of Shadows Vol II (can’t wait for that to come!)
    Just got my MUFE “Best Of” set, and I’m loving the liner!
    Picked up Hepcat, Coppering, Antiqued, and Beauty Marked eyeshadows this week.
    Some UD Eyeshadows, including El Dorado.
    Also, a copper eyeliner from Sephora
    New Cover Girl Invisible Concealer
    New face powder and bronzer from The Body Shop.

    I have a very “one for you, one for me” mentality when Christmas shopping! HAHA.
    Also, I recreated your Gold and Cranberry Christmas look, and I am definitely rocking that this Christmas. It’s gorgeous!

  7. Just got a shipment from Sephora

    MUFE HD primer #5(blue tint), and HD finishing powder.

    LEMMING! Though i wish the powder had a wider opening since my brush won’t fit!

    Oh, and it also had Too Faced Smurf You glitter liner, as a gift for a friend. Already hauled THAT months ago. I love glitter eyeliner. SOmewhere inside, i never advanced since Tweenage girl. Heh.

  8. Megan

    I have zero self control!! I got a NYX palette and Jumbo Eye Penicl. And MAC e/s in Ricepaper and Glamour Check

  9. This week I got MAC Boy Bait Cremesheen glass, Bat Black Cream Color Base, Maybelline Ivy Icon Eye Shadow Duo (Eye studio series), Maybelline Khaki Craze Eye Shadow Duo (Eye Studio Series) and Maybelline Green with Envy Quad (also Eye Studio Series).

    Otherwise, I also went to H&M again on Wednesday and they had some more Jimmy Choo returns. I’ve been trying to wait out the boots, but they still don’t have them back yet. I was able to get the leather jacket, which thankfully was in my size and on sale!! O_O It was $299 CAD, but reduced to $179 CAD. I almost got another purse, but I wasn’t enthused about it.

  10. Amy

    Thanks to the YSL F&F Sale I got Effet Faux Cils mascara, Touche Eclat, and the Golden Gloss trio gift set (Golden Praline, Golden Peony, and Golden Cinnamon). I’m new to YSL, so I’m super excited to try it all out. It was delivered today and I’m stuck at work. :( Can’t wait to go home and play!!

    Oh, I also got some Stila goodies from Hautelook.

  11. Anitacska

    I have only bought a few things on eBay this week, including some Guerlain G lipstick testers (Gentiane and Gabrielle), Givenchy Tender Pearl eyeliner, and a Dior eyeshadow duo (Cocktail Look). I went to London last Sunday and bought a few things in Debenhams with my £5 money off voucher and beauty club points, I got Givenchy Elegant Pearl eyeliner and Tender Pearl lipgloss, and the new Guerlain Le 2 mascara (from the IMperial collection). Also got a couple of Famous (by Sue Moxley) eyeshadow quads in blue/purple and green, really gorgeous colours. :)

  12. So I started working for Sephora this holiday season and it’s been aaaamazing! It brings such joy to my life, haha! Despite having worked every single day I didn’t buy anything (this week). I’m actually sort of proud! It’s definitely tough to resist buying the whole store.

    Strangely, Love Lace came out at my local Nordstrom yesterday for some reason… but they got extremely limited quantities (I saw the drawer and there were like 4 of each item or something) so I just put some items on hold. :)

  13. Constance

    I got the UD “Get Baked” eyeshadow set that is on sale for $18 at Sephora and Illamasqua nail polish in Rampage. My Christmas shopping is done so I’m just picking up bargains when I see them. I also got two fragrances (Lauren and Lou Lou) but they are for gifts. Right now I’m reading “Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table” by Sara Roahen. It’s wonderful, I highly recommend this book.

  14. Avatar of Danielle DanielleO

    After reviewing your Scarlet Season pics, I got Dubonnet w/ Red Enriched lip liner (was *this* close to getting Diva but I thought Dubonnet would be more versatile).
    Also Cranberry and Elektra eyeshadows.
    Now I’m off to play!

  15. Christy

    I got the Urban Decay Get Baked Palette when Sephora lowered the price. Will wear it for the first time to a holiday party tonight. It’s a little out of season, but really goes with my redhead coloring, so who cares? :)

  16. Grace

    I’m a new MAC addict and after my huge haul from last week:
    Cool Capers Mini Pigment/Glitter Set, Frisky Business Bright Mini Lipglass/Lustreglass Set, Paint Pots in Indianwood and Soft Ochre, Blacktrack Fluidline, MAC 217 Brush, MAC Brush Cleanser, brushes from Target: Sonia Kashuk Small Eyeshadow Brush, Studio Tools Dual-Finish Brush

    I thought I’d take a break, but it was too hard to resist :P

    This week I picked up the Alakazem! Chocolate Eye Bag, Haute Highjinks Pigment/Glitter Set, and my ELF Studio Brush set and Kabuki came in yesterday!
    I also picked up some containers from Target to organize my new makeup collection :)

    In just one month I’ve built up a pretty nice collection, but my bank account isn’t too happy :P Just gotta put in more hours at work!

  17. Avatar of aradhana aradhana

    i back to mac’d a bunch of empties and got three lipsticks…
    sophisto
    rebel
    lady danger
    it meant i saved a bit of money to splurge on some nice wolford merino wool tights (my old pair weas dying….)

  18. Cherie

    Finally catching up on my Christmas shopping… and of course I snuck in a few items for me :)

    – new read: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin
    – MAC’s MSF in medium and a powder holder case thing since my first MSF smashed to the floor :(
    – MAC’s tinted moisturizure in light (ya I’m a pastey)

    That’s it! Good week for me really :)

    I just finished Jane Eyre and it was so fabulous! I totally recommend this classic read :)

    Christmas parties this weekend and friends visiting = yeah!! I will be making a ham + cheese ball :D

    • Samantha Kathleen

      You will absolutely adore pride and prejudice, I promise.

    • Avatar of Anja AnjaNicole

      I agree. I suggest watching the original movie with Colin Firth. Its my favorite movie. The one with Keira Kinsley is also good but watch it after the orginal. I promise you will love it!!!

  19. DonnaN

    I’ve been good this week….only another package of Soap & Glory makeup wipes. Trying to be good, since Christmas is a week away….

  20. amy

    This week have been just OK. I am looking forward to the last work week before Christmas. MAC PRO in Vancouver released Warm and Cozy and Love Lace this week, so I picked up a few things. Luckily, I got paid this week. As for my haul I picked up some things from both Love Lace and Warm and Cozy today. For Love Lace, I bought another Feline liner and a Raven liner. For Warm and Cozy, I only picked up the By Candle Light MSF. It is so pretty, I can’t wait to try it. I might go back and pick up a few more things from Warm and Cozy because I didn’t pay attention to some of the other things in the collection. I also picked up a set of mini Sula beauty roller ball perfumes. I also treated myself to my very first COACH handbag because I got a 25% off coupon.

  21. Emily

    I finally got Urban Decay’s Get Baked set since it’s on sale at sephora’s website for only $18. I love it!

  22. Avatar of Natalia Natalia

    michael kors edp (ahhhmazing)
    MAC feline eye khol backup
    MAC teddy eye khol backup
    MAC breezy blush

  23. Elizabeth

    I got a lot from my favorite mineral brand, Aromaleigh. I got the entire Spring Solstice collection, Air & Light, Earthly Delights, Emergent Beauty, Fragile Charms, and Butterfly Kisses from the Les Papillons collection and High Heels, Tangled Tinsel, Champagne Toast, and Almost Midnight from the Holiday Blast collection. They haven’t arrived yet but I’m super excited. A really big week but worth it =).

  24. Natalie

    I bought MAC brushes:
    224
    168
    190
    187
    219
    194
    188
    116
    Fix Fluid NW25
    Tas Merah traincase..
    And I am stopping for now, so I can save up for MAC F&F! :D

  25. iliana

    Ah, I’ve been emptying my pockets at a slow but surely steady pace :P It wasn’t a one time haul but this December I’ve gotten: Contrast and Freshwater es, Push the Edge piggy, Lustering ls and I’m thinking about getting Russian Red lg and ls before Christmas. :)

    In other news, I’m happy I’m on Christmas break already, I’m planning to illustrate more and read a new book. :) Hoh yeaaa happy holidays yalllls. :)

  26. Lia

    I hauled at Lush this week! =) I got
    Eau Roma Water
    Celestial Moisturizer
    Mr. Butterball bathbomb
    Cinders bathbomb
    So White bathbomb
    Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
    Candy Cane Bubble Bar

    I used and loved Cinders so much I went back for a second!

  27. Oh my, I hauled a LOT this week! Hahaha, but no real color cosmetics I think.

    Early in the week I got a few Sinful polishes and a Sally Hansen at Walgreens. Then, today SO and I went to San Francisco for the day and I stocked up on Lush Fresh Face Masks, bought some tea at my favorite tea store, Blest Tea, and went clothes shopping at the YesStyle store! I almost got a NARS blush as well, but they were out of the one I wanted haha. Next week maybe. =)

  28. Fie

    I bought my first two MUFE eyeshadows, #99 and #49. Still looking for #92. So disappointed that the Malaysian MUFE counters have very little stocks and don’t carry the pan refills.

    Other than that, I bought MAC Peaches blush and MAC Reflects Rust (this is gorgeous and so Christmas-y!)

  29. Shirry T

    I Got some gift cards for Beauty Insider from Sephora earlier this month, so I ended up with getting NARS Silent Night, Kalahari and Brousse for only $40 including tax. Isn’t it amazing?!

    Oh, I also had a $40 haul from NYX earlier this month to enlarge my NYX eyeshadow collection :)

    I am now waiting for MAC’s FF sale…waiting…

  30. Marcie

    MAC Fix+
    MAC select cover up
    MAC Creme cup
    Philosophy Kiss me lip scrub
    Jergens Daily glow
    and rimmel mascara for 3.50 from walgreens!

  31. minek

    I bought three red lipsticks…Lancome Retro Red, Revlon Really Red (matte), and Revlon Certainly Red. And I found some awesome deals at Winners: Urban Decay eyeshadow in Chains for 4.99 and Clarins Colour Quartet for eyes in Forest in 24.99!