Friday, April 30th, 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: Nothing!  I’m pretty sure I didn’t buy a single beauty-related thing this week… :)

Excited for: Sadly, this weekend is going to be crammed full of studying — three finals worth 100% of my grade in the next week!  Ahh!

Now… have at it!

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160 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #026

  1. ivette

    haul: revlon colourstay in warm golden and revlon lipstick in cherries in the snow
    excited about: vacations! I have a week off from uni, the end of finals, and getting good grades.. oh! and I’m heading to the beach in a few hours

    • AnGeLwInGz

      Cherries In The Snow! I’ve been in love with that color for literally 20 years. Probably my first cosmetic experience (even though I was only allowed to wear it to play dress-up).

    • Laura

      Cherries in the snow is such a great color. Also one of my first lipsticks when I was 19 or so :-)

    • ivette

      its very pretty!! I really like it though I have to make myself brave to wear it out.. but I’ll get there!!

    • Ohh, that’s excellent!! Congratulations!

      • Lorraine

        Is cherries in the snow still available? Can’t seem to find it at my local drugstores here in Toronto canada. pls help I want to try it really bad without having to buy online!!!!

  2. Samantha T.

    Just bought Per-fekt Beauty Eye Gel; I had received a sample of it and was so impressed with it! It really smoothed my undereye area and the effect lasted all day without creasing.
    Off to Nordstrom after work…hoping to pick up Shiseido Sun Protection Compact Foundation (need to see the shades in person) & am going to give Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara a try in my search for the perfect mascara! haha

  3. Kelly

    mini haul: I B2M for Crosswires (and they told me they’d no longer be accepting depotted shadows…depressing) and I’m trying out MUFE Smokey Lash. I also got samples of Josie Maran’s tinted moisturizer and Bliss’s Triple Oxygen Hydrating Mask. My weekend will be like yours, Christine! I have two finals to study for next week that are do-or-die for me. But the weather is REALLY NICE here right now so that’ll be hard 😛

  4. pumpkin

    Ysl rouge voluptes in 8,10,11,13,14,15,17,26,27 and 30 :)

    Mucho packing as I’ve been invited to the South of France to go to the Cannes Film Fest & Monaco GP for the first time, although I’ll be working so will probably miss most of it knowing my luck!

  5. Proximity

    Just skincare – Fresh Umbrian Clay face mask (HG, does wonders for my breakouts) and I’ve gotten Fresh Soy Face Cream to try, but I’m worried because the reviews are so-so.

  6. stephanie

    haul: gazette grey, cut to fit, and scumptious olive eyeshadows, dirty greasepaint stick, coral crepe paint pot and a 168 brush

    My pet is the cutest! He is a puggle, the cutest designer breed out there! love him!! Have a great weekend.

  7. Nene

    Same with me, Christine. I didn’t buy anything this week.

  8. kristina

    I really hauled this week!!

    From Chanel:
    all 3 nail lacquers from pop de chanel
    all 3 lipsticks from pop de chanel
    all 3 nail polish from the shanghai collection
    coco rouge in mademoiselle
    precision cleansing water

    From MAC
    Brown bag, Abalone Shell and originality nail lacquer
    Fresh Brew lipstick
    Lip Erase in Dim
    chroma graphic pencil in NC30 which works well on my NC44 skin to highlight.

    Also Brown Bag is the PERfEcT nude for women of colour, it has enough yellow in it to look nude, rather than just brown. I highly recommend women over NC42 add this to their polish arsenal, and the formula was average, but by no means poor quality.

  9. cass

    i haven’t bought anything yet but im tempted to go and pick up passionate eye shadow… trying to add some more color to my collection!..and i also really want to create a sunny eye :]

  10. PJ

    haul: NYX eyeliners in baby pink, purple rain and bloom pigments in pink and purple I have no clue what I am going to with them just yet
    Revlon ligloss I love it!
    I used my Urban Decay Show Pony shadow Box for the first time and especially, the 24/7 pencil in black.

    My weekend will be wonderful attending a Betsey Johnson Fashion Show here in Atlanta and relaxing. Counting the days until the new MAC collection comes out…..

  11. Dawn

    I’ve been very naughty this week and got myself quite a haul (was much in need of retail therapy). I got:

    Urban Decay 24/7 lip pencil in Wicked, UD lipstick in Rush, UD Stardust eyeshadow in Retrograde, UD cream to powder foundation in Fate, which also got me a free 24/7 eye pencil in Zero. It also got me a free goody bag of beauty cream samples, perfume samples and a Nails Inc nail polish in Fleet Street, an interesting shade of blue

    Benefit silky-finish lipstick in Candy Store (goes on so smoothly, Benefit She-Laq and Benefit Dandelion.

    MAC pro-pan eyeshadows in All That Glitters, Dazzlelight, Mythology and Smut, Greasepaint Stick in Dirty, Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Almost Noir, and Eye Kohl in Smolder.

    Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect lipstick in Perfect Petal, No7 Anniversary Nail Colour (It’s Boots No7’s 75th anniversary) in 50’s Bobby Socks and the No7 Anniversary compact

    Yikes, that’s a lot! I’d best stop spending!

  12. Alexis

    All I’m saying is that I signed up for a beauty event at Nordstrom tomorrow at the Chanel counter – I’m already scared!

  13. I can’t believe I forgot to do this last week, lol.

    Well this week I haven’t been TOO bad, but still managed to buy plenty. On Monday I got Chanel Rouge Allure La Laque in Phoenix and Rouge Coco in Gardenia (I think, it’s shade no. 13) – but they were actually free because I had £60 worth’s of points on my Boots advantage card. 😉 I also got 3 blushes from Famous (one of Superdrug’s own lines) for £9 altogether with various discount vouchers I had (would’ve been £18). Plus a bronzing powder, an eyeshadow quad and a beautiful coral lipstick from Marks & Spencer’s new make up line.

    Then yesterday I wondered into my local L’Occitane and bought loads of stuff from their new Peony make up line (review in my blog).

    I also got 4 Laura Geller goodies (2 blushes and 2 eyeshadows) and Bobbi Brown’s Shadow Options palette from eBay, but the latter hasn’t come yet. I ordered the Petal colour strip eyeshadow palette and the Fresh Corals Pot Rouge strip from and got them yesterday. So pretty! Still waiting for the new Guerlain Terracotta bronzer in Blonde that I ordered on Monday. :(

    Excited for Mac To The Beach collection. There’s been rumours about a possible 6th May UK release date, which should be 4th May online, so that’s just 4 days away! But I’ll believe it when I see it. If not, 13th May seems more likely. Other than that it’s a long weekend here in the UK with Monday being bank holiday, so an extra day without the morning rush, yay! :)

    • LOL!

      Were you bad *last* week, Anita? :)

      Yay for the Boots card… sounds all kinds of awesome! The closest rewards program here seems to be Nordstrom points… which seem like they take forever to add up!

      Yes, it seems like To the Beach will launch early in the UK — wonder why! (Lucky for all of you!)

  14. kfm

    I did a small-haul from Prete-a-Papier:

    Gazette Grey e/s
    Made to Order l/s
    Fold and Tuck l/g

    I also picked up Hipster l/s, mostly because my bf loved it on me when I tried it.

  15. Ina

    Haul: Mybelline Volum’Express (curved brush) mascara (have just tried it, pretty good, I would say), Yves Saint Laurent The Bow Collection eyeshadow quad, 40% off, love it so far! and Mavala Double-Lash for my boyfriend’s mum. I will post swatches on my blog tomorrow. This weekend we are going to visit a lake near our town, it should be lovely! Hope everyone will have a great weekend!

  16. YJ

    Hauls: Absolutely nothing! Except for a few pounds since I’ve been stuffing my face all week =(

    Excited for: Like everyone else, my weekend! Clubbing with friends, and a family BBQ on Saturday!

    Good luck on your exams, I miss school, but I do NOT miss the work/tests! (Which basically just leaves the social life, but still!)

  17. Jen

    Mac e/s in goldenrod, coppering, cranberry, swimming, ricepaper
    Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in “Pearl”
    Mac blush in “fever”
    Painterly Paint Pot
    Korres Guava lip butter
    Tokidoki Mascara in “Mad Rocker” (green)
    Lancome eyeshadows in “Personal Style” and “Fashion Forward”

  18. AnGeLwInGz

    Just my Dior Crystal Gloss. Yay! My wallet is finally happy! My garden started blooming so all the rain has been worth it.

  19. daphne

    Aww, well, I went a little shopping happy at Saks’ friends and family sale on Sunday…
    Laura Mercier eyeshadow in African Violet, Secret Concealer, and lip glace in Heat Wave from their Sun Drenched collection (you’d love this bright orangey-coral shade, Christine!); Chanel Kaska Beige quadra eyeshadow and Mat Lumiere foundation in Clair; Kiehl’s avocado eye cream; MAC lipglass in Fold & Tuck; and Dior Rouge Dior lipstick in Mauve Selection. I also popped by Sephora and got the dark green Tokidoki Perfetto eyeliner, Korres lip butter in Pomegranate, and a white-gold Korres eyeshadow (sorta like Nylon, and only $7). Yes, it was a LOT and only 10% off…um…I have no excuses for myself! 😛 I had just gotten my tax return and went a little too happy treating myself!

    I’m very excited that I’m leaving next Tuesday for Asheville, NC to visit my sister – she’s lived there 4 years and I’m only just now finally getting my ass out there *blush* We’re very, very close (only 2 years apart) and usually only see each other at Thanksgiving so I’m beyond excited!

  20. sarab

    Haul: My first Chanel, Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon

    Excited for: This! It’s my first comment in this blog.

  21. Nicole Straka

    I just bought #217 brush, Teddy eyeliner and Instant Gold Lustreglass. Too bad because I just received a coupon for 10% off cosmetics from the Bay (which includes MAC).
    This weekend is my nieces 5th birthday and they are having a petting zoo come to their house. Should be fun!

  22. Lils

    This week i bought a few things..again :(… i got the beauty blender!! and i am deeply in love! I got a travel size of the MAKEUP FOREVER face primer and HD powder umm i got a Revlon nail polish in Minted 2 Revlon lipglosses in Firecracker and Pink Pop, Mac eyeshadow in Gezette Grey (sp?) Paint in Bare Canvas, eyeshadow in Club anddddd i bought some SF Giants gear for my hubby, baby and myself since we’re going to the game tomorrow yay!!!

  23. I didn’t even mean to haul, but i went in to Sephora to pick up a small gift for a friend having a hard time, ended up walking out with teh cargo Dare to Play eyeshadow palette, a palette for my friend, two nano eyeliner pencils, Buxom Lashliner in Blue Velvet(leatherette gets used nearly daily!). Thats on top of receiving 40$ worth of Fyrinnae eyeshadows and lip lustres. Awesome.

  24. Anna Phylactyc

    My Haul (All MAC):
    Instant Chic powder blush (love!)
    Fold & Tuck lipglass
    Mouth Off lip pencil
    Strut eye brows
    Blush Pro Palette

    This weekend, I’m dreading some major cleaning/organizing I need to do, buit am really looking forward to seeeing the Nightmare on Elm Street remake.

  25. Quennie

    No haul for me this week. Saving my money for To The Beach. Just wanted to say goodluck on your finals!

  26. Joanna

    Haul: Fold and Tuck Lipglass and a wedding dress (not sure if that is a beauty item)!

    Excited about: Sleeping in on the weekend.

  27. Sarah

    Oh boy it was a big week for me: I got packages from Lancome with my Cils Booster XL and Le Crayon Poudre along with some sweet freebies, incl. Defincils mascara, a mini shadow quad, some brushes and other stuff. Got the Stila mini Smudge pot set from my local Sephora, along with some Dylans Candy Bar stuff on Sale, and the Sun Safety kit. Also got a Sephora order in the Mail with the Tarte Greening palette, Perricone smoothing serum, daily brush cleaner, and Jurlique Rosewater balancing mist.

    Got 3 Essie polishes (Ballet Slippers, Van D’Go, and Petal Pink) and some EcoTools brushes (the bronzer and blush brushes).
    Just got the email that my Urban Decay F&F order finally shipped, and I also grabbed some UD stuff from the Hautelook sale so I should have another good haul for next friday!

  28. I had a pretty major haul from prêt-a-papiér. This has been my favorite mac collection so far, and everything looks amazing on me. <3
    I got:
    the nc15/nw20 chromagraphic pencil
    fold and tuck lipglass
    prêt-a-papiér lipglass
    dressmaker, dressmaker lipstick
    made to order lipstick
    gazette grey eyeshadow
    tissue weight eyeshadow
    memorabilia eyeshadow
    sorcery eyeshadow
    and a #217 brush

    I am excited for school to end, and to go on a walk with my husband and daughter beneath the cherry blossoms this afternoon!

  29. coco72

    haul: I’ve got a MAC Moonbathe collection lipstick in Eclipse. It´s a little clear for my lips but I love the packaging!
    Excited for: This Sunday will be Mother´s day in Spain, so I want to know what my hubby and childs will buy for me. Unfortunately, my husband told me “No makeup and no high heels”

  30. Rita

    Last week I did not get anything, but this week a finally got Straw Harvest e/s, Pro Quad x 4, and Summerfruit Lip Liner. I also got a pinky peach coral nail polish.

  31. i have bought a lot stuff from the pret-a-papier LE which will officialy release tomorrow in switzerland. thanks to good connections to the MAC Sales girls i received stuff already today.

    I have another day of school tomorrow, and i have no idea if it will be interesting or not.

  32. Laura

    Haul: From the shop I got Moon’s Reflection, Bough Grey and Satellite Dreams eyeshadows, plus Industrial pearlglide liner and back-ups of Almost Noir and Blackline! Received from LJ sales – Naked Liner, Sea & Sky mineralize e/s, a bunch of pigment samples, Greensmoke e/s, Smoke & Diamonds e/s – yay 😀

    This weekend is a bank holiday in the UK – woo hoo! We get Monday off so I’m going to sleep and chill out.

    Good luck in your exams!

  33. Nadine

    I hauled Vegas Volt l/s and Originality Nail Lacquer. I love both! I think I might need to get a lip pencil for Vegas Volt though. I also bought a coral and pink scarf which loots gorgeous with VV!

    I’ve got a couple of family things this weekend, not so excited for. Going for a big bike ride though, and spending a day with my BF! 😀

  34. Mia

    I got MAC Stylesetter Prolong Lipstain Marker (which my absolute LOVE at the moment it is amazing, im sure to get more of them), MAC Designer Purple Pearlglide, a backup of MAC Brownborder Technakohl becuz i used mine up sooo quickly! I compared wat a new one is to mine and it is a HUGE difference… lol im such a brown eyeliner fiend ;). Also I got MAC Tinted Moisturizer in Medium Dark! This means I’m finally getting a tan :) yayy
    Excited: 3 day weekend! Going to play some tennis with my friend and go swimming :)
    Good luck on ur finals!!!

  35. Disneytwinmom

    Major Haul over the past few weeks- Dior Crush Glow Quint, Guerlain Perlees Summer E/S Quad, QVC Set of 3 Smashbox Eyeliners, Smashbox Limitless lid primer, UD Illegal matte e/s, Smashbox Sheer Focus TM in Fair, BB Desert Rose Lipshine, BB Cement matte e/s, BB Coral Glaze l/s, BB Calypso Glaze l/s, Sephora Professional Platinum Crease Brush #10, Sonia Kashuk Professional domed multi purpose brush, Ulta professional fan brush and Ulta professional large eye shader brush. Whew!

  36. Carrie

    I got MAC’s Patisserie lipstick & 316 lip brush, Bare Escentuals Buxum Babes mini lipgloss set w/ ‘Pixie’ & ‘Lacey’ lipglosses, and NARS Purple Rain nail polish. I also bought drugstore makeup, which I haven’t done in a long time. I got a backup of Revlon Colorstay Active Light foundation, Revlon Super Lustrous lipglosses in Peach Petal & Shine City, Rimmel eyeshadow in No Way, and one of the Almay eyeshadow palettes for brown eyes. I also got Love’s Baby Soft perfume. It’s so hard to find nowadays and the scent reminds me of when I was 13. :)

  37. Jenn

    Sephora had a 20% cashback on bing, so I placed an order for NARS Sheer Glow foundation and Shu Umera’s 24k eyelash curler last night! I couldn’t resist the new $19 price tag, plus I just had to try the curler before Shu pulls the plug on us! :(

    Oh yeah, and my Sephora haul came earlier this week too!
    UD’s Afterglow blush in Quickie
    Shiseido Travel Size Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++
    Amazing Concealer
    HD Complexion Travel Kit

    Plus free samples! 😀

  38. Jenn

    I forgot– good luck on your finals, Christine! And I thought my situation was bad! I just had a midterm yesterday, and 2 more will be coming my way in the next two weeks. Good luck!!

  39. Vickie

    i hauled alot this week : /

    i got alot of stuff from
    E.L.F i got baby lips lipstick, pink lemonade lipstick, perfect pink lipstick, blossom lipgloss, frenzied fuchsia lipgloss, berry pink lipgloss, trophy wife lipgloss, pageant princess lipgloss fierce lipgloss, butter pecan and olive cream eyeshadow duos, holiday candy cane gloss set, royal purple nail polish. and i had a promo code for 10 free mineral eyeshadows so i got trendy, angelic, girly, glamourous, natural, golden, caffeinated, mysterious, elegant, and celebrity.

    i also bought some from Lorac of off hautelook
    i got olive eyeshadow jade eyeshadow kiss lip polish groovy fruit lip polish mini mocktail bar lipgloss set, and hibiscus cheek stamp

    i also went to my local CCO and got MAC Minerialize satinfinish foundation, 165 brush, mosscape paint pot, and porcelin pink msf

    phew that is alot of makeup for one week my wallet needs a rest but im totally leeming petticoat msf now

  40. Kathie

    I’m not buying nothing this weekend in terms of makeup. I’m still waiting on five boxes to come (2 MAC scheduled for Monday/Tuesday of next week delivery, 2 today coastal scents and NYX, and Childrens place probably today as well).

    The only draw back when ordering online is you have to wait for stuff. I know I paid for two day shipping for my Coastal Scents palettes so, maybe that’s what waiting at the post office for me to pick up.

    Working tomorrow (Saturday), church (Sunday) and chilling at home watching basketball all weekend.

    Have a good weekend ladies!

  41. Jaclyn

    This week I hauled: MAC Instant Chic blush, NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic pencil, and Benefit High Brow. Also made a large order on the elf website last night, which I’m excited to receive.

  42. strawberry

    l’oreal everstrong conditioner
    chi iron guard
    revlon scented nail polish in bubble gum

  43. CeeBee

    I swore black and blue that I would not buy anything this week, after the *huge* balance on my credit card was paid off yesterday… then I rang the MAC counter in Auckland and ordered Industrial and Blackline pearlglides – after getting the other 4 late last week and falling completely and utterly in LOVE with them. Got the last Blackline, woo hoo!

    I got invited to a fairly prestigious scientific seminar at Auckland University on Thursday next week, given by one of our most important clients and I am really excited to be going (and also loving the fact the MAC store is about 300m away, so I can duck out during lunch…)

    H’mmm, career advancement plus potential for over a half million dollar contract or buying eyeliner at lunch time – hard to say what I’m most looking forward too…

    (sigh… I am such a geek)

  44. Diana B

    I was very good this week and didn’t buy any makeup. I’m down in LA right now for the first time and it is beautiful. I love all the mountains. I ate at the Famous Mels Diner yesterday Delicious!!…. and saw the Hollywood sign.

  45. mini haul: Maybelline’s Define-a-lash volume in waterproof version and Viva Glam Cindy Lauper lipstick from MAC.
    Yesterday I just found out that I received a B on one of my Master’s Degree subjects, that means I’ve passed!! Thank God!!!!!

  46. Well its Saturday morning here, and I’m at work but.. I can participate still, right? 😉

    Had a beauty event last night, and with lots of freebies.. well, of COURSE I had to buy things. Even if I’m not meant to. Had a Laura Mercier makeover, and thus this meant I *NEEDED* the Loose Mineral Makeup in Rich Vanilla, I *loved* how it felt on my skin. Also.. FINALLY, FINALLY picked up Coralista :) YAYYY!

    Just not loving being at work for a 7am start on a Saturday *grumble*

  47. diana

    I just got chantecaille’s “vital essence” and it’s definitely doing wonders for my skin… and i just tried essie’s mesmerize polish, and it’s a very fun color. also, it lasted a week without chipping!

  48. Not a big haul..

    1. YSL Rouge Volupte in “Lingerie Pink” (Wish I got Sensual Silk now)
    2. YSL Rouge Pur in “Romantic Pink”
    3. Shiseido lipstick in “Spiced Cream”
    Got them at Sephora and I was so bummed when I missed the 15% off sale but I tried using the old, expired V.I.B. code from earlier this year and guess what?? It worked! So I got 10% off. Gotta love them computer glitches.

    Then at CVS I got Super Lustrous glosses from the Daydreamer collection:
    1. Lilac Pastelle
    2. Peach Petal
    3. Coral Reef
    4. Pink Pop
    Had BOGO sale plus I had $5 off Revlon coupon. I have to say the glosses are AMAZING since I never find nice drugstore glosses. They’re all pretty pastel or “candy” like colors and they’re moisturizing and feel good on. Plus super cheap.

    Hey Christine, I was wondering if you’ve tried any Eyeko products? I’m debating on their Graffiti liners since the Tokidoki Perfetto liners didn’t do it for me. I’ve read some product reviews but I’d love to know your thoughts?

  49. This week I bought:
    My Origins Concealer and Powder, My Origins Foundation ‘Stay Tuned’ in the color Fair, & an
    Estee Lauder Blush in Peach Nuance it so pretty!! I got it because I missed out on Ripe Peach Blush Ombre.

  50. Emily

    Oh…goodness…what did I get…. (all MAC) 2 backups of the NC15 chromographic pencil, 1 backup of the coral paint pot, Petals and Peacocks Lipstick, Delft Paintpot, C-thru lipglass,and Undercurrant eyeliner. Also, from an awesome website I use: UD 5150 lipstick, MAC Lilacky powerpoint pencil, Helium pigment charm, Dark Soul pigment charm, Lily White pigment charm, Violet pigment charm, Circa Plum pigment sample, Vintage Gold pigment sample, Old Gold pigment sample, Gilded Green pigment sample, Golden Olive pigment sample, Femme Fi e/s, Smashbox Photofinish Lite, MSF Petticoat, MSF Porcelain Pink, MSF Perfect Topping, and cremestick lipliner in Gingeroot….damn…that’s a lot…but I love it all! =D

    This weekend I’m like you, Christine…I’ve got one exam tomorrow, and one on my birthday on the 3rd. So all I’ll be doing is work!

  51. Li Ming

    Not hauling until I complete one cycle of Project 10 Pan. But I really want that Coral Crepe paintpot from Pret-a-Papier collection – but its limited edition…the agony.
    But I did buy:
    Avalon Organic Botanicals – Q10 Cleansing Milk – Cleanser
    Green Beaver Eye Makeup Remover

    I am waiting on my Sigma brushes to arrive…can’t wait!

    Its not cheating on Project 10 Pan if I am not buying MAKEUP (vs beauty products) consumables, right?? LOL.

  52. amy

    My haul includes: Angel Sunesssence Bleu Lagon eau de toilette legere; Chanel Le Vernis Nouveau Vague; MAC Paint Pot in Coral Crepe; MAC Lipglass in Fold and Tuck. My pet Angel (cat) is the cutest because she know show to pull everybody’s heart strings. The greatest thing that happened is that I finally handed in my passport application.

  53. Anna

    i didn’t buy any makeup this week, but i did buy a sally hansen insta dri nail polish in mint sprint. such a pretty color!

    i had a question: does back to MAC apply only to the actual product packaging or can you also use the boxes? beacuse they say back to MAC on them….confusing!

  54. Roxanne

    Haul: China Glaze Ruby Pumps (pure <3!!), Sèche Vite, TheBalm blushes (FIN-AL-LY) in Hot Mama, Down Boy, Cabana Boy (these are amazing; lots of product, great pigmentation, lovely packaging; I think you would really love these!!) + I've gotten lots of goodie bags this week. (Total coincidence too!)

    Excited for: not a lot unfortunately, though I'm grateful of the past weeks :)

    Wishing you loads of concentration!

  55. 3 tarte lipstains in joy, amused and lust. Clairns sun protect eye cream. Murad face serum.

  56. Rachel

    OMG. think I just had my most successful Sephora trip ever. I bought The Balm Shady Lady Vol 2 palette.. I have never even heard of that brand but I swatched the shadows as I was walking by and they are amazing. there’s even a color almost identical to smoke and diamonds, aka my favorite color of all time!

    -I got an e-mail today for a FREE Bare Minerals foiled eye kit for VIBs with any purchase! so I got that. it has 2 full sized shadows and an amazing double-ended brush
    -I had 500 BI points so I got a Korres set which is AMAZING. it has guava body butter, guava lip butter, face primer, and wild rose moisturizer. I’ve been wanting to try Korres for forever!! I opened the package and it immediately smelled amazing even though I hadn’t even opened any of the products… LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    sorry about my ramble but I basically got like $75 worth of amazing stuff FREE!!!!! it’s like Christmas.

  57. Sharon

    A MUFE star powder (the pinkish one with gold shimmer) and a MUFE eyeshadow in aqua, a bottle of Lise Watier Metamorfix, also got two GWPs, a Biotherm moisturizer sample and a turquoise bag with leather handles. The Shoppers beauty advisor was really trying to get me to pick out some GWPs! MUFE is apparently pulling out of all Shoppers in Canada, which I’m really unhappy about — no wonder they didn’t have the new liquid blushes in the store. :( My city could really use a Sephora!

    I just finished my “weekend” (my days off are Thursdays and Fridays), so it’s back to work tomorrow.

  58. bamboo

    the new sephora palette with the five different shadow themes
    mac-spring bean l/g
    vegas volt l/s (christine your swatch looks amazing i had to get it)
    nars creme blush in penny lane
    chanel polish in blue satin, the sales lady at the counter tried to sell me a previously returned one, good thing i saw the return label before i paid, she told me that they dont sell anything thats been used but i dont know how u can tell if someone used the polish, anyways she got me a brand new one from the shelf

  59. Alia

    I got my NYX package in the mail today! I got the bundle with the lashes and the one with lipsticks, lip pencils and eye pencils. Can’t wait to play in it.

    • Kathie

      @Alia, I just got mine too. super excited. I got the bundle of Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow, two new jumbo sticks in Horseradish and French Fries and two lip gloss sets for my three year old in the Sweet Pie Gloss set and the Fruit Basket Gloss set. We are both excited!

  60. What I only hauled on is that I recieved Coral Crepe paint pot today in the mail and I love it!! It’s the prettiest coral paint pot ever! I’m thinking of some looks to do with that paint pot.

  61. rashmi

    aahh finally b’day month over …
    no makeup purchase as such but yeah
    i did got an offer to start work with a friend of mine that too
    on my b’day on 28th april , wed. so that was n is the best thing happened to me this week ….
    finally after 32 m going to work again ….

  62. MAC:
    – fold and tuck l/g(free via back2mac!)
    – venetian l/g
    – dressmaker, dressmaker l/s
    – lady danger l/s
    – mythology e/s
    – handwritten e/s
    – quarry e/s
    – & utter fun l/s, but the mua forgot to grab it for me & i didn’t check my bag/receipt until i got home :( !

  63. MAC Propan eyeshadow palettes in:

    Stars N’Rockets

    NARS Desire blush

    I used to think that working at my mom’s nail salon would be a bad experience but now that I’m older I think I can handle it – it seems fun now because my cousin works there and talking with customers is also fun. I do customer service stuff and little errands. Best part is my mom is paying me (not much though, she pays me a flat rate, no hourly wage here). 😛

  64. amelia

    nothing this week! im waiting for les popup des chanel and the shanghai stuff to get to my local chanel coutner. also waiting on the Urban Decay makeup setting sprays. pret a papier didnt really interest me…. too much coral for my liking!

  65. Rosie

    I got my orders from Urban Decay and Sephora this week. So…
    De Slick in a Tube
    De Slick Setting Spray (this stuff works so well, I freakin’ love it!)
    Hi-Fi Liner kit
    NARS So Famous Kit
    NARS Laguna/Orgasm duo with the Orgasm nail polish
    I lost my S.E. 219 last weekend when I cleaned my brushes so I’m still keeping an eye out for that :(.

    And looking forward to a haircut tomorrow and possibly a march and hanging out in Santa Monica on Sunday.

  66. LizMarie

    I’ve been horrible this week! For some reason I’ve been wanting nail polish…

    Zoya Nail Polishes:
    1. Jolene
    2. Dana
    3. Barbie
    4. Cassi
    5. Moxie
    6. Harley
    7. Happi
    8. Lana
    9. Gwin
    10. Lo
    11. Audrina
    12. Tangy
    13. Kierra
    14. Gilda
    15. Ivanka

    + 3 free gifts: Remove+, Grapefruit Sugar Scrub, and Cool Lotion

    – Illusion D’or nail polish

    – Summer of Love nail polish set
    – Ink for Eyes in Zero

    – Chromagraphic Pencil
    – Tissueweight E/S
    – Nail Polish in Orginality
    – Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone

  67. Dawn

    Oopsie, I seem to have just placed another order with MAC. My credit card is going to hate me!

    Couldn’t get several of the things I wanted, though – the Pret A Papier range isn’t yet available here in the UK :( I wanted the Bamboo pro-pan refill, too, and they’ve discontinued it! The lady I spoke to on the phone at MAC said they’ve probably discontinued it so that people will buy it with the new range instead. That doesn’t help those of us who don’t want it in pot form though.

  68. Tami

    Only 3 items–Brown Bag n/p for myself and Love Nectar l/g and Originality n/p as a birthday gift for my friend. This was her first time receiving any MAC products and she loved them both:D

  69. Jaqueline

    I have hardly bought any bewauty products in the month of April, so this week I decided to treat myself.

    I boughted:-

    Mac Brown Now Greasepaint Stick
    Mac Dirty Greasepaint Stick
    Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Nectar
    Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Bettina
    Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Sex Machine
    Nars Lipstick Belle de Jour

  70. Cherie

    Haul: Umm, nothing? I picked up a MAC 15-pan pro palette. Wow. Slow week! haha

    Excited for: The weekend!! Seeing some friends and family on Saturday and being lazy on Sunday. :)

    Have a great weekend!! Good luck on exams, Christine!

  71. Christina

    I’m a little late, but i hope you don’t mind my sharing anyway. I’m still on my modified no-spend, I haven’t bought a single beauty-related thing for just about a month now. Which is *really* hard, by the way.

    In other, better news, I passed these District Proficiency tests I took yesterday (Friday), which means I get to be a teacher assistant at the elementary school at which I volunteer :] so I’m really excited for that!

    Sorry about all the stress you’re going through in regards to your finals, that’s a lot of pressure! But you’re smart so I’m sure you’ll do great :]

  72. Ember

    I went to a beauty gala at The Bay. I was seduced by the Lancome bonus (pick your own 7 trial sizes, and some really decent sizes too boot!), and picked up EAU FRAÎCHE DOUCEUR to do some touch up and make up removal without washing. Then I tried on the MAC paint pot Coral Crepe again. This time I tried a different brush, MAC 252 Brush, which buffed the colour on beautifully. I liked what I saw, so picked up Coral Crepe and the MAC brush! And finally, after coveting Si Lolita by Lolita Lempicka since the beginning of the year, I bought a set with a body lotion and the 50 ml eau de parfum, got some bonuses including some other Lempicka samples and a Si Lolitta change purse, and also got a small set of Bulgari Jasmine Night as a bonus. It was amazing retail therapy. And I had a blast. Even got a tarot card reading done (it’s all good in the land of playfulness!).

  73. Rocio

    Hi Christine, Best of Luck on your exams!!

    Too Faced Kit with a leopard print bag Glma Gone Wild main item being Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder.
    Too Face Snow Bunny Bronzing Powder
    Chanel Bronze Universel
    Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion
    Cover Girl Mineral Blush 430
    Cover Girl Mineral Bronzer 435
    Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer
    Physicians Formula Baked Bronze
    Loral Little Black Palette includes baked eye shadow and primer (lovely)
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer and Corrector.
    Bobbi Brown Nectar shimmer brick.
    Mac Fig 1, Memorabilia, Tissue Weight, Gazette Grey, Instant chic blush.
    I got samples of Dios skin nude and forever foundation and sample of Chanel vitalumiere.
    Anyways I don’t know what’s with me and brozers lately!!!

  74. Ember

    Christine, best wishes for your finals.