Friday, April 16th, 2010

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 bought a few items that a lot of readers requested for me to review, so I figured to at least get them while they were slightly on sale :)

Excited for: *fingers crossed* some decent weather and spending some time outdoors!

Now… have at it!

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196 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #024

  1. Alexis

    So I took a (mini) break from makeup shopping
    here’s my loot so far:

    Chanel – lipliner/Natural
    Rouge Allure – Romantic
    Glossimer gloss – Wild Rose

    I’ll be swinging to Sephora tonight to finally purchase the Philosophy Retinol serum “Help Me” and my favorite Fresh scent is now in rollerball form. I am hoping this is all that I walk away with. Because I’m planning to buy some 24/7 liners from the UD sale.

    • How do you like Chanel lip liner, Alexis? Haven’ ttried before…

      • Alexis

        it is really a fleshy color on me – at first I didn’t know what to think of it but I do like that it softens the natural lip line of my lips. I am loving the glossimer – it hasn’t freaked my lips out yet.

      • I’ve got two Chanel Lipliners – Tulip and Pretty Pink.

        Tulip is a lovely muted rose but I think mine dried a little (perhaps because its older?) so it kinda make the lipstick on top a little parched-looking but gloss fixes it (this is for lip filling, for lip lining it absolutely fine).

        Pretty Pink I got few months after Tulip. Its name suggests its colour basically (like MAC LaLa eyeshadow in lipliner). I think its soft but not like butter for sure but definitely softer than MAC. When I use it to fill in my lips and put lipstick on top, there isn’t any parched or dry look to it.

        My mom loves them and so do I. :)

  2. Li Ming

    Chanel Rouge Allure Lacquer in Santal
    MAC lipstick in Chatterbox
    MUFE Aqualiners in 8L and 16L
    Benefit Cosmetics Legally Bronze kit: gilded eyeshadow stick, high beam, hoola bronzer, bad gal mascara in brown
    Tarte Natural LipStain in Enchanted
    Josie Maran Argan Oil Stick
    OPI for Sephora nailpolish in Brunette on the Internet, Iris I was Thinner, Metro Chic
    Josie Maran Argan Oil
    Tarte kit: purple makeup bag, lipstain in peaceful, lights camera lashes mascara in black, shimmery bronzer
    MUFE HD Blush in Nip Slip (LOVE)
    MAC e/s in Carbon
    MAC blush in Peachykeen, Pink Swoon
    MAC eyeliner in Stubborn Brown
    MAC Cleansing Oil

    And I got lots of samples for foundations, tinted moisturizer. So far I like Sephora’s tinted moisturizer and Stila’s oil free foundation. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer seems too dewy for me…gonna try different application techniques 😀
    Oh, and my empty eyeshadow pans have arrived…time to press pigments!

    • Wow!! I’m jealous — such a great haul 😀

    • Li Ming

      Sephora got me with the 15% VIB sale. And it helps that my awesome boyfriend paid for some of it as a gift.
      I can’t wait to try ALL of them but am totally digging High Beam and Hoola. And LOVE MUFE blush – such awesome staying power! And love the Josie Maran Argan Oils. Actually..I think I love them all. LOL.
      The kits were AWESOME deals though.

  3. Roxanne

    Gosh Soft ‘n Shine balms: Soft Touch, Scarlet, Angel and Kiss
    Gosh Velvet Touch Lipliner in Simply Red
    Catrice nailpolish: Meet Me At Coral Island, Let’s Talk About Barrie!, Sold Out Forever, I Sea You!
    Great Lash Mascara
    (All of these were 50% off so I totally caved!)
    OPI Delites To Darks (set), OPI Don’t Melbourne The Toast, OPI Dim Sum Plum
    Morrocan Rose Set (shower gel, body butter and puff) from The Body Shop
    Set from L’Occitane (Verbena shower gel, Karité hand cream and Almond body cream > these smell delicious!)

    Otherwise: lots and lots of clothes and a cheap pair of cute pumps :) (

    And even after all this hauling, I’m still lemming for THESE babies:
    Do you like them as much as I do? :)

    Excited for: not much really. I just had two weeks off from school and school starts again on Monday :( Had an awesome time though! Hope your weekend’s going to be fun, Christine!

  4. Bonnie

    I’m having a Chanel week–I ordered Chanel Gold Lame and Illusion d’Or a couple days ago, and today I hope Nouvelle Vague and the summer collection is in at my local Chanel counter.

  5. Lauren

    I was pretty well behaved this week! I restocked at Lush with Roma face water, dream cream and the ocean salt facial cleanser. Then, I walked to Sears to buy the Estee Lauder bronze goddess shadows. They were sold out of turquoise and bronze, so I came home with the other two. PS what is the best way to apply these? They’re so pretty, but they should have come with a manual. I also picked up my Sephora birthday gift and Nars Penny Lane blush. This wasn’t as small of a haul as I thought it was, apparently. lol

  6. Haul from last weekend from MAC:
    Eyeshadows in Naked Lunch and Kid
    Fluidline in Dipdown
    Lipglass in Nymphette
    Studio Fix Lash in Black
    Liberty of London Prim and Proper blush
    Mineral Foundation in NC20
    Pressed Powder in Light/Medium
    109, 187, 188, and 266 brushes
    Okay, that was a lot! :) But I’m just starting my makeup collection! I’m undecided about whether to keep the foundation, powder, 187, and 188 brushes. I liked the look of the foundation and powder in the store, but when I got home the makeup looked really caked on. The MA suggested for 187 brush for foundation and the 188 for blush. I tried the 188 for blush and I felt like I had a hard time putting it on evenly. I used the 109 for it instead (which she told me was for powder). So I’ll have to play around more. But I love everything else I bought!

    Excited about spending the weekend with my sister!

  7. cass

    The only thing I’ve gotten was something on saturday, the Chanel glossimer gloss in Venus. Ever since I saw the swatches I’d been dying to pick it up! But I haven’t gotten anything else, even though I’m a vib and I have that coupon, I have no idea what to get other than the philosophy facewash you suggested! And I’m usually allll over buying new make up…but nothing seems to be grabbing my eye :\

    Annnnd I’m excited to finally have a day off for the first time since easter! Wooohoo!

    • How are you liking Venus?

      YAY for day off! What are you gonna do?

      • cass

        omg i loooove venus! its so gorgeous! i want to wear it every day :] and for my day off…hmm…nothing’s set in stone, but i’ll lounge around, go to the gym maybe, do some errands, pick up a check from my other job and maybe shop ahaha. and then get ready for an 80’s party! still trying to figure out what to wear. yeah, this isn’t last minute at ALL ahaha.

  8. liz

    went to ulta to restock my shampoo and conditioner and picked up a kinerase Clear Skin Regulating Mask with my 20% off anything coupon.

    My Urban Decay FF sale order came in – naked lipstick, ozone lipliner, stash eyeliner, spandex glitter liner, apocalyptic nail kit

    my sephora order is “out for delivery” and that contains pacifica blood orange body butter, korres ginger and vitamins foundation, opi for sephora 212, and sephora flirt it lash duo.

    i took an exam this morning pretty hungover but i think i pwned it nonetheless. pride week is winding down and i am participating in the day of silence today. going out for the night of noise tonight!

  9. Liliana

    UD 24/7 Liner in Zero
    Sephora Brush Cleanser
    MAC Romp, Gleam and Twinks
    NYX Golden Orange, Black and Silver

    Shock Absorber Level 4 Sports Bra (a must for the larger busted ladies!)
    Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace for $1 from birthday sale. it was all I could get my hands on. it retailed for $150, so I was quite pleased.

    and for fun, I’m excited about going out tonight to Lalo’s (a mexican restaurant here in Chicago) for drinks and dancing!

  10. Stuff

    I got my second MAC eyeshadow pallet with a slue of natural and brown eyeshadows. Now I need to add some more colours into my pallets.

    I also pickedup the Benefit Stay Put Eye Primer which I am still testing out. Not sure if I like it as much as the Bare Escentials eye primer.

    I am doing my first Semi-formal makeup job tonight. The girls have given me pictures of their dresses so I am coming in with ideas. On the fence as to whether I should add a bit of colour or keep it natural. I’ll ask the girls what they think.

  11. Tanja

    Only a Mat´Morphose Make-up. It´s really good, if it would have a bit more covering power, this would a fantastic foundation. Do you know this product, Christine? Or any one else?

  12. Brenda

    Today I went to MAC and bought a 182 and 116 brush ; also eyeshadow in ‘shale’ and 2 lipsticks : I asked for Syrup and Creme Cup… The MUA made a mistake and at home I found Syrup and Cyber… I definitely cannot advise you Cyber. Bringing back is not an option since it’s more than 50 km to the Mac Counter…

  13. Cyndy

    i got the 168 brush from mac and the magenta liner… what bronze do you recommend from mac Christine???? And how is your dog doing???? SO CUTE!!!!!

  14. Bought a pair of fuzzy bunnyslipper highheels. LOL. Also, ordered four lip colors, and several eyeshadows from Fyrinnae.

  15. virion_butterfly

    I am supposed to not be buying any makeup right now but I kind of bought the Stila Holiday lip glaze kit of 8 off ebay and I bought some Gosh velvet touch lipstick in Darling (which is a wonderful nude!) and a Soft n Shine lip balm in Kiss which is an awesome tinted lip balm with lots of colour. Do you have Gosh cosmetics in the U.S. ? I also bought a Lise Watier neutral quad for something to wear to work that is “appropriate” for my summer job!

  16. Laura W

    I was lusting after the new MUFE blushes after reading your review here. So I ordered it in Nip Slip sight unseen (which I have never done before) and I am in love with it! I was nervous because I have really pale skin and I was worried it might go on too heavily, but it is amazing, easy to blend out, and looks natural but better. I do think I am going to need to pump some out into a little jar, though, because it is unbelievable how little you need to use and it’s really hard to get the right amount from the pump. I’ve been trying out a sample of Kiehl’s tinted moisturizer and am really happy with it.

    • I know — what is with all these oversized pump containers? Was there a special? LOL. I do find the MUFE one to be a little more forgiving and easier to press a little at a time, but definitely do find it’s nicer in a separate jar. At least it’s mostly air tight and won’t get bacteria in it easily?

  17. coco72

    Haul: I’ve got a NARS the Multiple in Antibes. I was looking for it long time ago, but I couldn`t win any Ebay Bid. At least I have it! I can´t understand why NARS discontinued this multiple, because it is GORGEOUS!. I also got MAC Paintpot in Painterly and MAC e/s in Knight Divine, I need more grey eyeshadows

    Excited: I´m a fan of Formula1 since I was a child, all weekend i will enjoy the Shanghai Grand Prix

    Pride: Today a had a blue look with MAC pigments in Azreal Blue and Cornflower, some people told me I was very good-looking. Blue colours match gorgeous with brown eyes!

  18. Joanna


    I finally found a place that carries the Essie wedding collection! I bought Walk Down the Aisle, Show Me the Ring, and Main Squeeze. Not sure which one I will wear at my wedding, I think it depends on the colour of my dress.

    Excited for:

    It’s supposed be in the low 20s (Celsius) this weekend!

    • Yay! How are you liking the Wedding collection?

      • Joanna

        Hi Christine:

        I think Show me the Ring is my favourite. It’s a really nice pale champagne colour with almost an opalescent/pearl finish. It might look nice with an ivory dress.

        Main Squeeze is really opalescent (I’m such a sucker for that!) and kind of gray.

        Walk Down the Aisle is kind of a plain, warmish white.

  19. Stefh

    I got mac’s prep&prime pore minizer
    benefits bronzed kit
    tarte lipstain in enchanted
    Nars orgasm/ Laguna duo
    clinique acne solution foundation
    mac e/s : goldmine, da bling, dazzlelight, and scrumptious olive . :) happy hauling Friday

  20. Brenda

    I forgot to mention I also bought a new T.LeClerc foundation… my all time favourite! (Fond de Teind Hydratant: 05 Doré)

  21. shnymrsh

    These % off sales are killing my wallet. from urban Decay i got 24/7 Stereophonic set, primer Potion Duo, and Lounge and S&M eyeshadows. From Sephora got Nars blush in Desire, Make Up For Ever HD blush #5, Kat Von D eyeshadow palette in Metal Orchestra, and perricone ceramic Skin Smoother. Also did a couple of swaps and got Cargo blu-ray blush and Kat Von D palette in True Love.
    My in-laws and my mom are all coming to visit our new house this weekend. Should be exciting.

  22. i finally found some sunglasses. i don’t have a “glasses face”, mostly every glasses look ridiculous on me. but now i have the perfect sunglasses. furthermore i bought a dior addict gloss.

    i hope it will be nice and sunny weather in the next few day, so that i can wear my glasses.

    i have a presentation tomorrow in my school, i hope all goes well.

  23. Leea

    I went shopping for the first time in like 4-5 weeks!
    And I bought three things at Benefit : )
    – Eye Bright
    – Dandelion Boxed Powder thingy.
    – The Brown Mascara
    And I’m HOPEFULLY getting the powderflage from Benefit as well, and after that I am staying away from makeup (not buying anymore until I use at least three things up, and I am the slowest at that..! blah).
    : )

  24. CeeBee

    I went shopping with my best friend in Auckland, picked up Permaplum eye pencil and Raven khol. Ordered Designer Purple, Petrol Blue and Undercurrent from Art Supplies which is due to arrive here next week.
    Also picked up lipsticks in Creme de la Femme, which is this totally fun, metaliic cool milky pink and I wanted Laugh a Lot but they were out so I got Viva Glam VI instead.
    For blush I got Peachykeen and Gentle Mineralize, which I LOVE. The SA seemed to thik Dainty was something I should have and while it is very pretty indeed, Gentle is the most perfect neutral dusty glowy rose. Love at first sight!
    I also got three Jordana lipsticks (for $3 each, since I just about ran out of money after spending it all on MAC) in Grape (lovely berry cream), Matte Natural (perfect nude) and Passionate Pink (slightly warm yellow toned beige pink – gorgeous!)
    I bought 2 new T-shirts and a funky coloured striped scarf, a nail hardener and bright sapphire blue metallic nailpolish as well.

    Had a very fancy pants afternoon tea at the 5 star Langham hotel with a proper tiered cake stand and individual tea pots, the cucumber sandwiches were delicious!
    The chairs were awesomely comfy and the upholstery had this amazing brocade pattern of big blooming crysanthemum type flowers so I asked where they got it from… Loius Vuitton. $1000 a chair. (gulp – closest I’ll ever get to LV!)

    Then we came home and ate cheese for dinner and watched The Time Travellers Wife, which I thought looked soppy and romantic and not my thing at all. I bawled my eyes out and thought it was wonderful… I am such a sop!

    • How are the Jordana lipsticks? Do they feel cheap or are they decent?

      Haha, love it — fancy pants afternoon tea! Sounds fun. $1,000 a chair is WHEW!

      I want to watch that movie, but I’m such a crybaby!

      • CeeBee

        Jordana lipsticks – well, they have heaps of colours (I’ve got about 12 or so at present) some of them are really pretty and some of them just look a bit scary (dark purple! eeek!). The swatches on-line are rubbish by the way…
        They never seem to have testers in store, so it has been a bit hit and miss for me shade wise, but overall I think these are AWESOME. Especially for the price!

        I wore Vin Rose (bright raspberry pink lustre) on Thursday (with a neutral eye, inpsired by your 5 minute look!) and I think I reapplied once after coffee at 10am and still had even (though faded) pigmentation at 6pm when I got home. I had put balm over but it still looked great.

        One or two of them have a crayon-like waxy scent which I hate but most of the regular ones have a fruity raspberry-ish smell while the matte ones tend to smell like vanilla caramel.
        The pigmentation is fabulous, they apply quite creamily and evenly and seemed to last pretty well. The matte ones aren’t too drying either, though they do have a noticeably different consistency.

        My top Matte picks are Rafael (29) (gorgeous coral pink with gold shimmer), Passionate Pink (48) and Taupe (38) and for the standard lipsticks, All Spicy (179 – blaze orange in tube, applies sheer apricot toned coral), Buff (144 – creamy deep peach nude) and Grape (028).

        I’ve found the paler pinks to be fairly blah, haven’t tried any reds yet but the corals and neutrals seriously rock!

        • Thanks! I just might have to lookout for Jordana next drugstore visit… I think we have the brand here–I definitely recognized the name!

          • CeeBee

            Cool. You might want to check out the blushes too – Coral Sandy Beach, Tawny Beige, Rose Silk and Blushing Rose are all *super* gorgeous! I reach for these more often than Nars Orgasm, LOL!

            Jordana is made in the USA too, btw.

  25. Jen

    This was a good week!

    I hauled MAC e/s in shroom, brule, shale, vex, copperplate, greensmoke and deep truth, lipglass in just add colour LOVE LOVE LOVE, studio finish concealer, face and body foundation, and mineralize blush in warm soul. Not sure how I feel about warm soul, its pretty, but I think I’d be better off spending the money on a matte bronzer, bronze blush doesn’t suit my very pale skin

  26. MUFE HD foundation, Stila tinted moisturizer, BE matte powder, smashbox primer, UD primer potion in eden, philosophy eye believe eye cream, purity cleanser, hope moisturizer (in bulk), tarte lipstain in charmed, tarte cheekstain in flowerchild, benefit hoola, highbeam, eyeglide pencil, dior mascara, benefit badgal mascara in black, korres lipbalms, actually, I have lost all track of everything i got from the sephora sale. the total came down to 700.

  27. today I went to Bath and Body Works to pick up a few things. I got 2 body washes, 1 lotion, 1 body spray and 1 cooling mist in the new Summer Vanilla collection in Berry. It smells soooooooo yummy. I also got the 3 lip glosses that are available in the Summer Vanilla line. Oh and some hand anti bacs 5 for 5!!! So it was a great haul and I saved tons of money!!!!

  28. Rachel

    Wow, my haul is not nearly as impressive as others but I am pleased with my purchases. I bought LORAC’s Hollywood Hot List set, Benefit High Beam, and Harajuku Lovers perfume in G which is a nice scent for summer.

    I have a lot to be excited for. I only have two more finals and then i’m done with college for good, I get to move when I finish school, I am getting closer to my Caribbean cruise in May, going to an amusement park tomorrow, and BDAY!!! YAY!

  29. Diana B

    Yesterday I took advantage of Ultas 40% off and picked up Revlon Photoready foundation (love it…I need a cheap foundation for work), makeup wipes, eye makeup remover. Today I stopped by my local CCO and scored Mac Angel l/s for $10 bucks (love it)

    • Nice!! I can’t believe Angel was at the CCO!

      • Diana B

        I know I almost fell to the floor but the girls there are really good to me they have this basket of single inventory behind the counter that not to many people know about so I go straight to the basket as soon as I walk in. During the holidays I found Blankety, Freckletone, Snob, Pretty Please on the same day. That was a nice find!

  30. Isheeta

    I bought a Sephora Lipgloss set that contains 8 mini shimmer lipglosses. Still now I have tried two of them and liking the colors and texture so far :)

  31. Melissa

    I ordered Laura Geller Shine & Shield Lip Gloss in Fresco and, earlier this week, I ordered a new supply of Philosophy Purity Made Simple for my mom and me.

    As for cute dog stuff…my Yorkie is thrilled with my 6-week old niece. There are few things that make him super excited – the primary item being the roasted chicken breast that my mom makes for him and his ‘brother’ (my Lab). He whimpers and cries while waiting for his pieces to be cut small enough for him. When I ask him if he wants to see what grandma is doing, he leaps at me, his back feet on my feet, his front paws on my shins and then jumps into my arms when I bend down to pick him up.

    Thunder storms make him freak – his Gene Simmons’ tongue hanging all the way out and he cries. This is relevant to the story because my niece illicits a cross-thunder/roasted chicken response in my dog.

    This week, he vaulted into my arms to see her at eye level. He just sniffs her and nuzzles a bit. I put him down and then he ran and jumped from chair to chair, then to the couch with his paws dangling over the back – anything to get on eye level again with the baby. My sister-in-law was standing between a table and the back of the couch.

    I was busy dealing with my other ‘niece’ (a satanic Shih Tzu) when, all of a sudden, I watched him jump from a chair, onto the table, and run over to my sister-in-law. When I called his name, he looked freaked out – like his wits came back and he realized he was on the table.

    I picked him up, brought him back to the baby and his tail went insane. His tongue hung all the way out (in between whimpering) and he pushed off my chest to get himself closer to her.

    My mom thinks maybe he can smell the milk but, (not to be gross), he’d probably react the same way to my sister-in-law – which he doesn’t. The baby is the first being in the house who’s the same size as the Yorkie. So, maybe he thinks they’re long-lost litter mates?

    As I’m re-reading this post, I realize I sound crazy. Can you imagine how I’d talk about my children if/when I have any? Regardless, I do believe both my dogs are geniuses and super cute. ; )

  32. Lils

    So….i said i wouldnt shop anymore…but i couldnt help it. i went to MAC of course and i bought a few eyeshadows which i love like shimmermoss, seedy pearl, beauty marked and i also brought my back to mac stuff and got Angel lipstick and smolder eye liner. I went to Ulta and got an Essie value pack of 4 nail colors (resort Life)
    and i aslo went to Sallys and got 4 Ardell falsies i <3 it!!

    Looking forward to using my new stuff this weekend!!

  33. Anna

    i’m trying to be on a makeup ban, specifically lipgloss (i have 35!), but i was at target and they had 4 new colors of the Super Lusterous Lipgloss, and they had a lilac one! It’s called Lilac Pastelle, and it looks really good on me! I love it!

  34. Rita

    I received my Art Supplies order: Dirty Greasepaint Stick, Undercurrent Pearlglide Liner, and Full of Flare Lipstain Marker. I also bought Malibu Peach Nail Lacquer.
    It’s already Saturday here. Need some sleep!

  35. Well, I was on holiday Mon to Fri, so didn’t buy any make up (and yes, I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms, lol), but I did pick up a few things on eBay last weekend including some more Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick testers. Very small haul for me and no doubt I will catch up next week. :)

  36. Lia

    Actually bought stuff this week! Both of the new Viva Glam lipsticks – although I am sending them to a friend overseas.

    Not very excited for the weekend, gonna rain the whole time. Feeling a bit sad (two job rejections and getting dumped via text will do that).

  37. Andrea

    I went to the CCO today so I got quite a bit :)

    185 Brush
    168 Brush
    239 Brush
    Strada Blush
    On A Mssion Blush
    Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass
    So Scarlet Lipstick
    Purple Rite lipstick
    Pure Rose Lipstick
    Kanga Rouge Lipstick
    Femme Fi Eyeshadow
    Orche Style Eyeshadow
    Rich Flesh Eyeshadow
    Tempting Eyeshadow

  38. anissag

    so I took advantage of the Sephora V.I.B and Urban Decay sale and i got from sephora: Fusion beauty the Lip Fusion XL, Make Up Forever flash palette ( which i noticed is out of stock now whew!) #92 shadow and the HD complexion kit, and from Urban Decay I got liquid liners and Acid Rain,and Revolver, the new de-slick spray and Burbon & Zero 24/7 liners. and them from mac i just got stuff i needed my studio concealer and oil control lotion. I’m looking foward to this weekend because it’s prom and i do all my sisters friends makeup!!

  39. Serena

    I got MAC’s gilded green, softwash grey, and antique green pigment in the mail today! I also bought the cleanse-off oil, it takes off everything, I love it so much.

  40. Meta

    Late to the party – it’s Saturday morning here in Australia now but anyways…

    My haul from yesterday was all MAC and 1 Estee Lauder lipstick:

    Prepped for Glamour e/s
    Hey e/s
    Sorcery e/s
    Just Add Colour lipglass
    Give Me Liberty of London e/s
    Bough Grey e/s
    Birds & Berries e/s
    Petals & Peacocks lipstick
    Blue India n/p

    Estee Lauder Cherry Kiss lipstick

    UK Glamour magazine

    Twilight – New Moon Blu Ray

  41. While I might not makeup haul today, I’m definitey going to do it this weekend to celebrate the last week of school is over! Today is the Emily Carr Foundation (freshmans) Show which showcases an art piece from each first year student, I think it’ll fun event!

    I got my $100 rebate into my account so I’ll be spending that with my Sephora coupon! Now what to get…. XD

    • Ohh, what do you think you might grab from Sephora?

      • I just grabbed NARS Sheer Glow foundation (which I love since I’ve used the sample) because I was in a rush.

        I really want to look into the MUFE HD microfinish blush even though I prefer powder blush. Can you recommend a pink and a peach shade for NW 25 (I believe I sway towards neutral) Skin?

        I also wanted to get those urban decay eyeliner kits but they don’t have at my sephora. :(

  42. Christina

    Haul: Still being good about that no-spend I mentioned a few weeks back. No new makeup, but I did get a replacement face cleanser.

    Looking forward to: this weekend :] this week was super busy so I’m going to relax and spend time with the bf, as we’ve barely talked all week because of our conflicting schedules.

  43. amy

    I splurgd on one item for the Sephora VIB sale and bought a 100mL bottle of Viva La Juicy perfume. I really like it so far, it is the perfect spring fragrance. I sprayed some on my pulse points at 8 am this morning, it is 4 pm now and the scent is still very subtly on me.

  44. Ness

    I got
    Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
    Creme D Nude
    Matte Gel
    Blacktrack Fluid Liner

    Revlon Colorstay
    Revlon Beyond Natural Eyeshadow (was free with the foundation)
    Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliners in Black and Gold

    I have a few purchases at Mac and Bobbi Brown next week. I will post them next week :)

  45. I finally have something to post on here. Lol. I got a new udpp cause mine is pretty much gone. Thennn..
    MAC Brush Cleanser
    MAC Tenderling blush
    MAC Creme Cup lipstick
    NYX Frosted Lilac eyeshadow
    NYX Copper eyeshadow
    And then I picked up a waterproof full n’ soft for my friend, trying to corrupt her with makeup addiction. ;P

    • I love that you got MAC permanent items :)

      • ladydi

        My loot haul was mostly Estee Lauder. I piked up Bronze Goddess in Ultra Violet, Ultra Violet Nail polish, Sumpyious Color Mascara in Garnet and because of the gift they’ve got going on I received several mascaras, mascara primer and a tube of Bois De Rose Lipstick. I also picked up some Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. It was a good week =D

      • Gotta get the essentials! The l/s and blush are really pretty, soft colors, love em. I actually went into a MAC store, but left cause the MAs were really fake and snobby, so I went all the way back to the front of the mall on the first floor to buy from the counter and the lady there was super sweet and helped me pick out a blush. They loved the sunset eyes I did. And I mentioned temptalia to them and they knew, haha ;P

        • Good work!

          Sorry to hear about the MAs at the store!

          Aww, how funny! That’s so cute that you mentioned Temptalia to them, but even more awesome was that they knew!

  46. Well, the best thing that happened to me this week is being surrounded by beautiful friends and family, because in the past 7 days, I’ve had my wisdom teeth pulled, my 5 year relationship ended, and I was attacked by a student at the school where I teach. The fact that I am still standing is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

    Today, with my cousin (retail therapy, you know!) I bought MAC’s Girl About Town lipstick and Funtabulous Dazzleglass. I bought several Sally Hansen nail polishes and CoverGirl Lashblast Fusion from Ulta; UD Eden PP, Sephora brand eyeliners, Dior Mascara and Guerlain lipgloss from Sephora. I also received my UD shipment with two lipsticks, El Dorado 24/7 liner, and Skyscraper Mascara.

    After that, I almost feel better. :)

    • Oh my goodness, Letitia, that is a bad week! It’s inspiring how positive you are in spite of everything you’ve gone through this past week. I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been surrounded by good friends and family to help you get through!

      I’m sending you lots of good vibes for a better week!

  47. MAC Underage Tinted Lipglass
    MAC Just Add Color Tinted Lipglass
    MAC Girl About Town Lipstick (You suggested it. Thanks! I love it!)
    China Glaze Towel Boy Toy from the Poolside Collection
    China Glaze Pool Party from the Poolside Collection
    OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow (Dark, pretty green. Had to try it.)

    Not too shabby for a girl on a no spending lockdown. :) LOL!

    Oh, and I got some new hair clips and head bands, too.

  48. I purchased The Tarte Natural Lip Stain with LipSurgence Technology in the color Charmed(light pink), I love it & know I want the other 5 colors!!! = /

    • What do you love about it?

      • This lip stain is different from any i’ve tried, I had always stayed away from lip stains because they can be so drying but this one is very moisturizing it also has a light glossy shine to it which is very nice, & I love the peppermint in it its really cooling on your lips. The color is so pretty when you apply it, it’s a perfect summer shade!

  49. Jennifer

    After swatching Chanel’s Dragon and Coromandel Laques at Nordstrom, I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. But then after walking around some more and (inevitably) strolling into Sephora, I found the truest red lipstick I’ve ever seen: MUFE’s #206 Hollywood Red lipstick! It’s super pigmented and creamy with a slightly shiny finish. I’m in love!!

    Other loot:
    – Illamasqua lipsticks in Maneater (matte red) and Pristine (matte black)
    – Illamasqua Illuminator in Halcyon (a really pretty pearly champagne color)
    – Sephora lip liner in Real Red

    I might have to go back for one of those Chanel Laques though (probably Coromandel for my skintone). The super subtle shimmer had me in love! I really wanted to spring for a MUFE HD blush too (Walk of Shame, the bubblegum pink-y color) because it blended SO nicely. But the pump dispensed way too much for my liking. I would end up wasting a lot of it. :(

    • Hey Jennifer!

      If you have any smaller containers (like a clear 5 gram container) you could pump the MUFE HD blush in there (I know, lame!), but it’ll work.

  50. Jessi

    Bought a few JK Jemma Kidd metallic liquid eyeliners at Target. Abstract is a smokey teal that’s almost exactly like an ooooold Urban Decay liquid liner I kept until it was all dried out and gross. Covert is an insanely bright iridescent peacock green. Drama is a bright metallic violet without iridescence. I’m glad to see this is a trend coming back – can’t wait to see the ones Mac comes up with in that Felines collection!

    Why was I at Target? Getting storage tubs to give my office an overhaul. That’s gonna be a huge job :(

  51. viv

    I used my Sephora coupon today and got Too Faced Primed & Poreless and a bottle of Kat Von D’s Sinner (my current favorite perfume).
    I’m in a Thai food coma… nothing else too exciting for me. 😀

  52. I only got a few items at the Sephora sale. The 18k Gold plated eye lash curler, Benefit Sugarbomb blush and Sephora Flashy Liner in Flashy Pink. I wanted to get the Korres Jasmine Body Butter and Tokidoki kabuki brush, but they were out of stock. Actually, there was a lot of stuff that I wanted that was out of stock. Unfortunately, I can’t order it online because the discount is only in stores here in Canada.

  53. Anne

    Last Saturday was my first trip to a CCO (or, at least, the first one when I bought anything). My haul:

    MAC paint pot in Moss Scape
    MAC np in Perplexing (shimmering purple, hope this is as gorgeous on my nails as it is in the bottle)
    MAC np in Spicemix (shimmering bronzey brown)
    MAC travel set with 168, 187, 212, 219, and 275 brushes (SE) plus ugly green nylon pouches (anyone want them?)
    MAC red lip balm from Hello Kitty collection (a present for a friend who is HK-mad)
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer/Loose Powder in Sand/Pale Yellow

  54. PJ

    Between the VIB discount, Urban Decay sale, and my tax refund – it was a hard to not haul!

    MUFE HD Foundation – Cognac
    Korres Prep, Prime, Perfect kit
    UD Stereophonic Set
    UD DeSlick in a Tube
    MAC Lychee Luxe lipglass
    LORAC Croc Train Case Kit
    Smashbox – Mini Cream Liners palette
    MAC Birds and Berries

  55. Sarah

    – Beautiful Iris shadow
    – Perennial High Style
    – Ever Hip Lipstick
    – Gaga lipstick
    – Love Nectar

    Coastal Scents:
    – blush brush
    – synthetic concealer brush (awesome I must say)
    – true black gel liner
    – peach bellini gel liner

  56. Noemie

    I took advantage of the Sephora sale and got a few goodies:
    MUFE HD blush in Nip Slip and Quickie. Nip Slip was totally sold out in every store in Toronto…I was lucky enough to have a Sephora rep put one away for me when they restocked! When I went to pick it up, there were no more left!
    Nars Torrid Blush

    I’m thinking I might go back for the Nars bronzer “Casino” but it’s just so hard forking over the $38!!!

  57. Cherie

    Good week really. Went by fast but slow in some parts… Tuesday night my mom and I went to Indigo books where Carmindy was doing a book signing for Crazy Busy Beautiful. She took questions from the audience so my mom and I asked one each. She was so great! I’m excited to read her new book. While at the Eaton’s Centre we hit up Sephora for the 15% off sale…

    Haul: MUFE HD blush in 4 Walk of Shame and NARS Multiple in Cococabana (had a mini holiday one and ran out. loved it so much I had to get the big boy! yes, cococababa is now a boy! lol)

    My mom got a lipstick (Twig) and cremeliner from MAC :) I’ll include her in my haul post! lol

    Excited for: Sleeping in and my tax return came in!!! :)

    Have a great weekend everyone :)

    • I love Carmindy! She seems like the biggest sweetheart ever. Just love her “you are beautiful and don’t you forget it!” mantra. Totally jealous you got to meet her!

      • Cherie

        She was so sweet and positive!! I like her even more now that I met her. When we asked questions we first had to tell her what our favourite feature on ourself was. I thought how awesome it was that she was helping people realize their beauty and encouraging a group of women to see themselves for real! :)

  58. Kiersten

    I just got my Sephora package today! And thanks to your advise Christine, I am now the proud owner of Korres Natural Purple Lipgloss and Nars Deep Throat Blush. As soon as I got out of work I came home ripped open the package and tried them on. I love them both, thanks for helping me! Also I got Laura Mercier’s Hydra Gel Mask (which I haven’t used yet, but am very excited to try out!) Hope your weekend is going well :)

  59. Emily

    Hmmm….I got MAC Spare Change Pearlglide, UD Cult Eyeshadow, UD Revolver Eyeshadow, UD ABC Gum Eyeshadow, and MAC Triple Fusion Mineralize Skinfinish.

  60. Emily

    Opps! And MAC Eyeshadow in Pollinator!

  61. Michele

    Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Sunset Cafe 440
    Mac Eye Shaddow in Satin Taupe
    MAC Cream colour Base in Hush
    Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadows in Underground & Ruthless
    Urban decay Eyeshadows in Twice Baked, YDK, Toasted, Goddess
    Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
    Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
    Benefit She Laq
    Bourjois Felt Tip Eyeliner in Noir
    NYX Chrome Pigments Space, Seclude & Penney
    Loreal HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Platinum
    A Pink & White Dotted Pro Case (even the inside shelves are pink & white :) to put it all in

  62. Roxanne

    I picked up some stuff I’ve been needing/wanting for awhile. First off, I picked up a Burt’s Bees cleanser (the chamomille one) because I’ve been finding that cetaphil isn’t taking off all my foundation. In fact, it feels like it does nothing sometimes. It does help clean around my eyes though (I use mineral oil to remove my mascara), so I’ll keep it around for that :). I love this Burt’s bees cleanser though. My boyfriend has it, and I’ve used it when my face has been irritated from makeup. I have really sensitive skin, and it feels so nice on it.

    Secondly, I picked up some blush! I’ve actually never owned blush even though I’ve been wearing makeup for what… 5-6 years now? LOL! So I got Physician’s Formula mineral wear pressed blush or something like that. It’s called “Rosy Glow” I think and it’s PERFECT for my skintone. So I’m happy about that.

    Lastly I got me another Physicians Formula product. It’s from their mineral line and it’s a “correcting” powder. Looks like icecream colours, but I thought I’d try it since I have a lot of redness around my hair. Brush that comes with it is CRAP, but when I use my 187, it applies very nicely. I’ll have to see how it looks in the daylight tomorrow, but it’s promising so far.

  63. i actually found
    -peach stock
    -ever hip lipstick,
    -sprinshine blush ombre
    -shell pearl
    im so glad i cant wait till it comes in the mail!! and im waiting on sum swaps from makeup alley :)

  64. Kathie

    I’m in happy land today (Friday). I received my MACCOSMETICS.COM SHIPMENT WHICH CONSISTED OF eye shadows in Hey, Prepped for Glamour and Sorcery. I also received the lip glass in Just Add Color. So I’m happy. My three year old also received a Children’s Place haul from my sister in Ohio so, we are both happy.

    This weekend should be nice in the Bay Area. I’m working for 6 hours but after that, going to visit my brother and chill and that’s it. Church on Sunday and then more chilling.

    Peace ladies and have a blessed and wonderful weekend.

  65. Corinna

    Chanel: Particulière Nail
    Dior: Diorshow Exstase Mascara

    But I am still waiting for an MAC Order including Ever Hip, Frankly Fresh, naked Liner and Glamour for all….

  66. Ooh, I almost forgot!

    This week I bought the #4 blush from L’Occitane’s new Peony makeup line in store. Online, I ordered two perfume oils from Ava Luxe (Sunday Girl and Johri), two UNII palettes (yellow and red) and Chanel Illusion d’Or nail polish. I also got two sundresses from Lucca Couture on Hautelook.

    This week also, I got both the UNII palettes and my Sephora VIB sale order in the mail (which I ordered last week).

  67. nicci

    Chanel UV Essential Multi-Protection Daily Care SPF 50 – translation — sunscreen :-)
    DDF Glycolic 10% Toner
    Peter Thomas Roth cleanser – can’t remember the name?
    Chanel Eyeshadow – Nomade & Safari (Mixed together – pretty!)
    Chanel glosimmer – Bikini Peach (Love it!!!)

    Christine – after reading all your posts about the importance of sunscreen, I finally went out and bought some! Thanks :)

  68. Brenda

    I’m a bit late but I was super tired yesterday to even check the site!!!

    I thought I would reward myself for making it through my second last week of college FOREVER and go to MAC PRO. The only thing I bought was Untitled paint!! I think that’s a record for me. The do have the Pret a Papier collection out so I am considering the blushes which are both really nice. (for reference I’m MUFE 02 or 32, I can use both).

    I also may stop at the Gap and pick up a really great pair of aviator glasses I tried on.
    So envious of you ladies that have your tax refund already! I haven’t even done mine yet!!

  69. Luisafer

    so, I’m going lipstick shopping LOL hope to find a great pink for me!!!

    And we are moving this weekend!!! going to be a little crazy… Enjoy your weekend!!!

  70. Laura

    Im in Toronto, and the dollar is about par with the US dollar so me and my girlfriends drove to Buffalo for some good ol shopping.
    I bought a ridiculous amount, lol but the Sephora sale helped a bit;
    -UDPP in Sin
    -UD Ammon shadow box (my first Urban decay eyeshadows)
    -UD e/s Midnight Cowboy
    -Bare Minerals Spf15 powder foundoation
    -Nars Orgasm/laguna duo

    Then I headed on over to MAC
    -e/s Phloof!
    -e/s Expensive pink
    -e/s Trax
    -Viva Glam Gaga lipstick

    :) :)
    My freinds think Im crazy for needing so much makeup… I just show them the back of my swatched up hand and say “But look how pretty!” LOL

  71. Cathy

    A Prestige sparkly emerald eyeliner pencil,a BE Buxom gloss in Sandy,two bottles of Wen,a deep cobalt top and platform gladiator sandals.I also had my hair cut and highlighted and will have my nails done Tues in anticipation of going to CT to see my BF and celebrate our tenth anniversary on Wed!!

  72. Mama2

    after searching for the chanel illusion d’or, sold out! found on ebay for 55.00-no thanks. Thought there must be a dupe out there…so will try milani black satin and milani holographic in gold, not quite chanel but the look will at least be similar and with coupons at CVS, cost me only 8.00!! BTW, milani holographics are beautiful, great application and so pretty.
    looking for a shimmery bronzer/blush, any suggestions?
    LOVE your site!!

    • Hmm, any brands you’re looking to buy from? I love Chanel, Dior, & Guerlain bronzers the most, but they are all on the pricey side!

      Thank you!

  73. cmferret

    i went to my local mac store and was soo excited to find that they still had girlfriendly paint pot. so i bought that , and then i bought designer purple, undercurrent pearlglide eyeliner and dirty and greengrease greasepaint stick , then when the mac prep for color came out i bought the 3 e/s and got a sample of the serum. i cant wait for next week for the pret a papier collection to come out and to snag that coral paint pot.