Friday, October 29th, 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: Some holiday Philosophy shower gels, Hourglass Gypsy Eyeshadow Duo

Friday plans: Study, study study.

Lipstick you always reach for: Lately, it’s been Guerlain’s Giny!

Oooh, add your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! :)

This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan as a lobster? Hm.


“I better be getting treats for this!”


‘This one is worse than the last…”


Why does the dinosaur look like it’s going to strangle Mellan?  Who looks like he might strangle me!

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290 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #052

  1. Haul: A few products from e.l.f :)

    Friday plans: Pumpkin carving with my fiance :) and baking pumpkin seeds!

    Lipstick you always reach for: Viva Glam V

  2. LOL! I love the lobster one but fell out laughing at the dinosaur one! It does look like it’s going to get him. Poor guy!

  3. Ally_D

    I’ve hauled quite big this week:
    – NARS Pleasures of Paris palette, which I’ve been hunting for for MONTHS!!!!!
    – NARS Penny Lane cream blush
    – MAC Studio Fix powder foundation
    – MAC Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass
    – MAC Fix+
    – Sleek Bad Girl palette
    – Sleek Powder Pink pout polish

    Tonight I’m going to a photo exhibition followed by a free dinner with my husband (thanks to some gift vouchers a friend gave us!)

    This weekend I’m going to be doing some photography to use for Christmas cards which means I also get to play with my new software – Lightroom

    • Let me know how you like Lightroom! I bought it, and I couldn’t figure it out… well, not enough at least, so I stuck with Photoshop. I will also fully admit to be too lazy to really learn Lightroom!

  4. Vanessa

    OMG Mellan!!!! soooo cute! Looks like the Dino is trying to eat him LMAO!

    My Haul this week: Luckily i didnt like much out of the TT collection so i bought….
    Her Blooming Cheek
    My Highland Honey
    Full Fuchsia
    Courting Lilac
    Radiant Jewels Dazzleglass
    Gone Romancin’ Dazzleglass
    Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass
    Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit

    Also bought my best friends gift for xmas, Brush set from TT.

    This weekend i hope to make it through without any stress!
    Hope my dog likes being a Lady Bug lol

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelly Kelly Marie

    Haul: Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser and Anti-Bac lotion

    Friday plans: I have a nursing school clinical at a psychiatric hospital until 9:30…then I’m going to go relax with a friend from class!

    Lipstick: MAC Politely Pink

  6. I just got some Eyeko fat balms and I love them. Very cute! I’m always a sucker for cute things. I’m so glad today is FRIDAY as I really need this week to end so I can take a nap. First though, I must make it through a day of classes.

  7. I have hauled SO much makeup this week, it makes even me sick LOL! This is right after I was complaining on my blog about how I have nothing new to show…

    Haul: Massive E.L.F. order to try eye products out (13 items!), Stila Backstage Palette, Sleek Bad Girl palette, 3 WNW Holiday palettes, Vanity palette (they’re on clearance at Walgreens!), 3 WNW single e/s, Mac Tartan Tale: Gone Romancin, Courting Lilac, Undercurrent and Lord it Up e/l, small Evil Shades order… I think that’s all of it… >< That is so much!

    Friday plans: Carving out two pumpkins with my husband :) (and trying to find a full size adult cape for him the night before all of these Halloween parties… yikes)

    Lipstick you always reach for: Lately it's been Maybelline Pink Please, nice matte pink!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren

    Haul: Glamora Castle Eyeshadow, Estee Lauder DoubleWear Light foundation

    Friday plans: scary movies with the bf

    Lipstick you always reach for: Lazy Day from the To the Beach Collection

    I got that same, “I’m unimpressed Mom,” look from my 10 yr old Tabby Cat when I introduced him to his Pirate Costume this year. It’s probably only going to last 4 minutes on him before he rolls around pretending he’s suffocating by the loose collar.

  9. Andrea

    I think the second one that Mellan wants to strangle you :)
    Lol,
    He do not seem happy with none of his costumes. He better gets a hand full
    with Goodies and treats.

  10. Hilary♥

    OMG Mellan dressed up as a lobster made my day, so CUTE!!! ♥♥

    Haul: Nothing new unfortunately, haven’t had much money for makeup lately *sad face*.

    Friday plans: Voice lesson later, yay!

    Lipstick you always reach for: Mmmm I’d say Kiko 396, it’s such a nice pinkish nude color, so wearable and perfect for every situation.

    Good lucky with your studying Christine, you’re awesome!!

  11. Haul: Cut A Caper l/s, Courting Lilac l/s (B2M), The Faerie Glen l/s (B2M), Passing Fancy d/c, Glamora Castle e/s, Her Blooming Cheek blush, Undercurrent p/g and Black Swan p/g.

    Friday Plans: My Sephora Haul comes in the mail today!

    Lipstick You Always Reach For: I always reach for Plink! l/s from MAC. Such a gorgeous shade that I need to back up.

  12. Ani_BEE

    Haul: A very nice Mineral Makeup Forums member purchased for me some items during the Sephora FF sale. UD 24/7 Jackpot and BoS III, Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in both version, and Korres Raspberry Antioxidant Liquid Lipstick in Soft Pink 13 (figured the shade would match better with my fair skin tone). ;)
    Also caved and ordered Triumphant blush kit, Vain and Glorious lip bag and some disposable mascara wands from MAC that might get to me tonight.

    Friday plans: Fixing up my Bodice and wig for Halloween.

    Lipstick you always reach for: Every Hip

    Mellan looks like he’s being eaten/chewed on. lol

  13. Haul : waiting for nail polish package; ORLY Royal Navy, Space Cadet, OPI Give Me the Moon and The Show Must Go On :))

    Friday plans : staying home in thick blanket, got a fever :(

    Lipstick : Viva Glam V

    Oh my that dinosaur costume is so cute on Mellan!! :D

  14. Tiffany C.

    MAC Brule Pan
    MAC Vain & Glorious Lip Bag
    UDPP Professional size with Friends and Family discount
    Super Size Philosophy Purity Made Simple on easy pay with QVC

    and then i had some swaps in which i received:
    NARS Taos
    MAC 15 pan palette
    MAC Chamomile pot

    • Do you use the regular or foam version of Purity?

      • Tiffany C.

        i got the regular, i haven’t tried the foam out yet, but other foams that i have tried i just don’t really care for them.

      • Tiffany C.

        oops and i forgot:

        Friday plans: not any, just stay home and play with my son outside

        Lipstick: don’t wear any (my lips are usually dry) but i’m hoping the one from the Vain&Glorious Lip Bag will be one that i’ll like and can wear.

  15. BIG haul!

    MAC
    cut a caper lipstick
    courting lilac lipstick
    siss lipstick
    fullfuschia lipstick
    fusion pink lipstick
    the faerie glen lipstick
    soft dazzle dazzleglass
    radient jewels dazzleglass
    gone romancin dazzleglass
    petrol blue liner
    lord it up liner
    under current liner
    black swan liner
    teddy eye kohl
    mac iridecent powder
    my higland honey blush
    her blooming cheek blush
    tenderderling blush
    trace gold blush
    springsheen blush
    beet lipliner
    summerfruit lipliner
    subculture liner
    soft orchre paintpot
    carbon e/s
    steamy e/s
    shale e/s
    crandberry e/s
    pro long concealer

  16. Erica

    OMG! I LMAO’d at your Mellan pics. He’s such a sweetie even when he’s being eated by a dino. And I love your blog, if my work found out how much I probably wouldn’t have a job! lol

    Haul: I got a few WNW Mega Last lippies in Bare it All, Ravin Raisin and Vamp it Up a couple days ago. They were BOGO free @ Kmart!
    Friday plans: nothing planned yet, maybe go out w/ friends?
    Lipstick: lately its been Maybelline Color Sensational in Bit of Berry or Plum Perfect (my fav!)

  17. Keener

    Love the photos!

    Haul: After not buying anything for a LONG time I went for it with the new MAC collection… what I got were Semi Precious and Follow Your Fantasy eyeshadows, Cut A Caper lipstick, Passing Fancy Dazzleglass and Prolong wear lipstick in Unlimited. I wanted a pearlglide eyeliner but couldn’t decide on a colour and didn’t want to leave with all, might go for Blackline because I don’t have a colour like that… and maybe Lord it Up.

    Excited for: Halloween parties this weekend and all the cute kids.

  18. Jennifer

    Mellan is such a good sport! I have tried putting a mini santa hat or bunny ears on my cat and it always induced in running around the house or trying to bite it off lol…But I did manage to get some pictures of him before he decided the thing on his head was driving him crazy! lol But he’s a cat…Cats don’t like clothes :(

    Haul: MAC Tartan Tale stuff, Fusion pink l/s, full fuchsia blush, cubic blush.

    Friday plans: Doc appt. HW. Then maybe return Laura Mercier mineralized powder foundation to sephora. I tried it on yesterday and the color and look of it was fine. Then my face started to feel itchy, and burning like it was super dry or something. :( I really wanted this foundation too!

    Lipstick you always reach for: Lately, it’s been MAC Dubonnet

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Schara Thincspot

    Dino Mellan!!!!! Loves it.

    MAC Haul: Auto-de-blu (my HG blue liner), TARTAN TALES — Dazzle Glass in Dazzling Jewels & Pearlglide intense liner in Lord It Up. I was lsightly disappointed with Tartan Tales to be honest. Nothing really stood out to me except the packaging. I did however love the lipglass in one of the mineralize sets and the mineralize e/s in the other mineralize set but, spending over $100 just for the love of 2 products just isn’t worth it to me. On a side note RBL 5 hour sale is coming up!!!!!!! That’s next weeks BIG Haul!

  20. Georgina

    Haha Mellan is positively glaring at you in the last photo! It’s amazing that even animals can be so expressive when they want to be.

    Haul: Some Clinique skin care products. Essie In Stitches nail polish.

    Friday plans: Plans are to go to the cinema after work but haven’t decided yet what we’ll be watching. Eat Pray Love or The Social Network perhaps? We get movies late here so everyone’s probably already watched these!

    Lipstick you always reach for: Err… MAC Creme Cup but it’s more of a lip gloss these days: Clinique superbalm in Currant.

    Have a good weekend all!

  21. Yazmin

    Your dog is so freakin cutee!

    Haul : Mac Blush in flirt and tease, Springsheen & Breezy. Mac tempting quad And a royal foundation brush (<< Ebay) Three Lipsticks from NO17 in boots, Power Pink, Poncho Pink, And Twillight Teaser. Lanacane Anti Chafing Gel (primer), Elegent touch false nails in american Bare. As you can see todays pay day haha…

    Plans : Workmates leaving Party!

    Lipstick : I wouldnt say i reach for it all the time, but its always inmy handbag, Mac Faux.

  22. Frances

    Haul: It’s all skincare all the time for me nowadays, so Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit, Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, and some Nivea body lotion. Huge raves for the first two. The Olay kit makes my skin so ridiculously soft and smooth and much brighter, and that masque really gives you a great glow. I’ve got slightly oily, acne-prone skin. I’d dried out my skin a bit with Decleor’s Clay and Herbal Masque and it had overcompensated by getting really oily but now it’s back to normal.I’m going to buy Decleor’s 10 Day Radiance Powder Cure tomorrow and use it for 30 days straight. Skincare is so much fun once you get started!

    Friday plans: Sort out my wardrobe and scrub/masque/deep-condition everything! Then attacking a Chomsky book.

    Lipstick you always reach for: Illamasqua cream blusher in Ravish. It’s a lovely wine-coloured stain on me and needs very little maintenance.

    • Let me know how the Decleor works out!

      • Frances

        Re: the Decleor

        Up til late September this year, my skin seriously looked like the before picture in a Proactiv advert. Terrible acne, very oily, clogged pores, scarring, the works. I read some of the Decleor reviews, especially for their oily/congested skin range, then went out and bought a load of stuff. These past two weeks have been the first time since I was 15 that I’ve gone out without foundation. No breakouts or oiliness! Now when I wake up and think, ugh, my skin looks awful, I can just moisturise and it looks much better. I’m so, SO pleased with the results. The comment above makes the Clay and Herbal masque sound bad. It’s actually a very good clay mask and does a great job of drawing impurities to the surface but it does need to be followed with a moisturising mask which is how I was instructed to use it in the first place. I’m thrilled to bits with it. Now instead of always battling acne and oiliness, I can focus on things like fading acne scars and getting rid of dark circles. Finally! And their sunblock doesn’t break me out!! I would post about my routine but this is sounding like an ad for Decleor, lol.

        Mellan really looks like a person! The stink-eye in the dinosaur picture is hilarious.

  23. z

    Oh man my haul was huge! I don’t know the names off the top of my head but here goes: mac a tartan tale haul- both lip kits, the eye brush bag (because I wanted the bag, haha), 2 dazzle glass cremes in soft dazzle and lightly prancing, faerie glen and cut a caper lip sticks, the gold eyeshadow, the peach blush, and the brown pearlglide eyeliner. I loved this collection. Especially yhe eyeshadows. I don’t wear much eyeshadow and I like it very subtle, so this was perfect for me.

    This weekend I’m relaxing, babysitting, and seeing my inlaws. Love the pics of mellan!!! Thanks for all your reviews this week christine! No clue how you do it with midterms. I am really sad that you get hate mail. That really bothers me.hope you get to relax this weekend.

  24. Jennifer

    Haul: nothing this week but I might go to a MAC counter this weekend to look at a Tartan Tale though I’m not as excited as I was about it before…,

    Friday plans: gonna go buy a new cellphone cause mine stopped working haha and I’m gonna stay home and relax, it’s been a long week

    lipstick I usually reach for: MAC Sweety

  25. Lulle

    I think green is so much more flattering on Mellan’s skintone! I mean, hairtone. Hm.

    Haul: Rediscovered an old Dior lipstick yesterday and it’s a great bright warm pink with gold shimmer, very wearable! I think it’s named Rose Shooting

    Friday plans: Well, work, but it’s over in 6 minutes :) Resist buying Dior’s new compact gel foundation.

    Lipstick you always reach for: I have so many, I never really wear any more than once every 2 months… I don’t do makeup everyday, cause I just don’t have time in the morning. I used to reach for Lancome Catwalk Brown pretty often before my collection got out of control.

  26. Haul: I had never purchased anything from MAC before, but I bought By Candelight MSF, Studio Sculpt Concealer, Dainty Mineralize Blush, and a MSFN. My skin has never looked better!! =D

    Friday Plans: Work. =/

    Lipstick you always reach for: Laura Geller lipstick in Riviera!

    …Love Mellan’s photos!! He’s sooo cute.

  27. rosa napoleon

    I just purchase all six of MAC holiday collection eyeshadow. I really think I will like some reviews have been mixed but think with base I could bring life it to life

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kalex

    Haul – Dior Minaudiere Palette and MAC Viva Glam lip bag

    Friday Plans – Taking the kids to the zoo

    Lipstick I always reach for – Chanel “Perle”

  29. Regina

    Mellan looks so cute! I like the lobster one.

    This week I finally got some brushes I’ve been longing for
    Haul: MAC’s 187, 150, 168, 239, 217, 219. (I wish they’d re-promote the 226 & 165)
    Friday plans: Studying + school homework…
    Lipstick: Not a lipstick but Benefit’s Spiked Punch lip gloss.

    Christine good luck on your studying and Happy Halloween to everyone!!!!

  30. If Mellan goes missing sometime next week, I haven’t seen him… *looks around unsuspiciously*

    ^^ He’s such a cutiepie!

  31. Rosanna

    Aww….Mellan is so adorable!

    Anyways, I just got Moonlight Night Pigment from the Tartan Tale Collection, but I kinda want all three of them…:)

  32. haul: buxom lip polish in bambi, l’oreal color juice in watermelon crush (5th tube!)

    friday plans: get my life together, work in the evening, and sleep a little early!

    lipstick i always reach for: MAC ruby woo, chanel rouge coco in egerie, dior addict in rose negligee, revlon colorburst in peach. i’m a lip and cheek product fiend!

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dawn Dawn

    LOL, I love the pics of Mellan!

    This week, I got loads of nail polish. They all had to come from America, so I’ve been waiting excitedly for these to arrive. I spent all of yesterday with a different colour on each nail lol.

    I got China Glaze Bogie, Riveter Rouge, Emerald Fitzgerald, Midnight Mission, Goin’ My Way?, Swing Baby, Fairy Dust and Golden Enchantment, and OPI’s Show It And Glow It!, Bring On The Bling, Tease-Y Does It and Extra Va Vaganza

    Not doing anything exciting today – just the housework, as it’s wet, windy and miserable out.

  34. I love the look your dog is giving you in the last picture. That’s a definite, “Mommy, I’m going to pee in your favorite shoes while you sleep tonight” type of look.

  35. coco72

    Aww, what a patience has Mellan!

    Haul: MAC lipstick in Fresh salmon in a swapping, two nail lacquers from Avon in Teal Infussion and Purple Passion. A t-shirt, a sweater and a scarf

    Friday plans: Dinner at home, omelette with a lot of cheese

    Lipstick you always reach for: A red one -but really red- with frost finish, like MAC Queen`s sin, “but I’m still haven’t found what I’m looking for”. Recently I’ve fallen in love of Burberry’s lipsticks, but they don´t sell in Spain. A friend will buy one for me in USA

  36. Rae

    LOL, Mellan! Tbh it looks more like those costumes are eating him than anything else :P

    “Oh hey, what’s your dog being for Halloween?”
    -“Himself.”
    “…”
    -“Being consumed by a dinosaur.”

    Win ^^

  37. Celeste

    HAUL: just picked two eyeshadow palettes from the holiday collection and a blush..also pre-sold the nail polish set.

    FRIDAY PLANS: dinner with the fam and movies….

  38. MAC Moonlight night and later pigments, from TT. I received my GIANT order from the sephora F F sale, and got Hourglass lipstick in Whisper, the professional size UDPP, two MUFE cream blushes, the Benefit Prrrrowl glitter mascara and lipgloss duo, Philosophy Melon Daiquiri lipgloss…

    Reaching for many different lipsticks. Lately, I’ve wanted ALL the purple I can get… .Goes and Goes, MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #15, Cyber, Illamasqua Underworld…..

    Friday plans…. WORK! sigh.

    Oh. And my pet is the cutest because he CONSTANTLY ruins my makeup while I’m photographing it. I took pictures of him stalking me, and covered in my lipstick, while trying to photograph a look a few days ago.

    http://thepaintedmask.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/kitty-idiocy

  39. daphne

    Oh Christine, Mellan in costume is amazing! You’re a HOOT! Where did you get those for him???

    I just placed a Rock and Republic order. Via credits etc, I got two blushes, two lipglosses, and two eyeshadows for $44.99. CAN’T beat that.

    Today we have a Halloween party at work, which will be fun. (I didn’t have time to get a real costume together, so since I have the hair and the glasses for it, I’m Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. In my defense, I found high-res photos and copied her makeup exactly, and the outfit is signature Liz – blazer, purple cami, jeans, and fancy sneakers.) Tonight I’m making risotto with some of my best friends and watching movies – then more World Series games this weekend! <3

    Hmm, I still don't really have ONE go to lipstick, even in phases. Maybe lately I've been using Plumful more than usual. I'll never tire of Funshine Slimshine.

    • Petsmart! :)

      Who are you rooting for in the World Series?

      • daphne

        Wow that’s awesome. I gotta see if they have silly kitty costumes, though I don’t think my fluffs will put up with it NEARLY as well as Mellan!

        You know, for some reason Texas has got my heart, even though I’m more of a San Francisco type of woman. But I love some of the players for Texas and they beat the Yankees! Being from Boston I have to support that. Mostly though I’m just happy two exciting NEW teams are playing!

        • Ahhh, you’re against us! Actually, I’m not much for baseball, but I’ll root for the local team :P

          • daphne

            Haha, well only sort of. I am rooting for Texas but either way I am happy just because either team will be breaking a long championship drought – so that is great!

  40. Charlene

    I just got the 28 e/s palette & multi range of 28 e/s from Star Makeup Haven, also finally ordered the UD Naked palette plus 2 jumbo eye pencils from NYX (ordered from Ulta) & Sephora black eyeliner kit & “Her Name Was Glowla” palette from Benefit. Can’t wait till all my orders come in!!

  41. Linnea

    Millan Looks SO mad at you!! hahaha. Love it :)

    Weekly Haul: A little bit from MAC, and a lot from ELF. Hasn’t been delivered yet! as well, I picked up some Attar Oils(I’m thinking christmas gifts.. or at least that’s how I justified buying three :D)

    Friday Plans: Coworker’s party.. his parents are here(Canada) from Mexico for the first time EVER! So he’s having a get together. And hopefully I can get some sleep and catch up on my book with that as well.

    Greatest thing this week: having a movie night out last night with the boy.. been missing him lately. Just having me and him time was nice. :)

  42. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Araceli Araceli

    This week I got espresso eyeshadow from MAC and some eyeshadow brushes from sigma.

    My plans tonight are to get my makeup and costume ready for halloween party tomorrow as Im doing my makeup and 2 of my cousins makeup as well should be fun I think the naked palette will be goood for all our looks

    I dont really have a go to lipstick but if I have to choose it would be warm me up nice color.

  43. Denah

    Today I got in the Mail Meow Cosmetics Necromance which is a dupe for that purple/pink malificent mineral eyeshadow duo. Along with Coven Eyeshadow. I also got a package from Mac, blooming cheek, courting lilac,dazzle the lads lip bag, and The family crest. I also got a surprise from Earthglo minerals! She sent me 2 of these liquid lipstick glosses that I liked from last year!! I opened the door and said “oh my”
    Now my plans for this weekend is to study!!! and cook me some good fried food (splurgin on my diet. shhhh, dont tell anybody)
    Lipstick I always reach for? I always reach for Mac Troublemaker!

  44. Purba_s

    I prefer the Lobster costume…looks like it will keep Mellan warm for trick or treating.

    HAUL: Nars holiday collection = Okinawa Trio, Etrusque(not sure if I spelled it right)eyeshadow single and Pokerface Nail varnish. Loving all my purchases

    I was invited to the Mac Holiday collection for the preview party …surprise….surprise.. i walked away empty handed.

    FRIDAY PLANS: to get home early and pack for my trip to UK. Yes… I am going to see my brand new nephew next week

    LIPSTICK I ALWAYS REACH FOR: Lately its been the Viva Glam Cindy and Nars Success….i am usually a nude lipstick kinda Gal but maybe the fall is catching in and am wanting a wee bit more color on my lips

  45. Haul: Nars bundle from sephora (6 eyeshadows, laguna bronzer, lipgloss, orgasim multiple), Korres rose skin care line, UD zero eyeliner

    Friday plans: Carve pumpkins, watch scary movies, and get ready for Halloween.

    Lipstick Ive been reaching for: Hue which I put Boy Bait creamsheen over. Both by MAC.

  46. Victoria

    Haul: Mac MSFN in medium and Capricious lipstick.
    (Have you tried this shade Christine, it seems to be really drying but my lips were already dry….)

    Friday plans: Probably a quiet night in watching a movie with my mom.

    Lipstick: right now it’s been chapstick all week! :(

  47. Amanda Dubs

    Haul: Yesterday I bought from the Tartan collection, the blue pearlglide, the semi-precious eyeshadow, and the honey blush. You’re right, that liner is amazing! I’m going to see if there are more left after payday next week.
    Friday Plans: I’m working. But also I’m wearing my Snow White Halloween Costume to work!
    Lipstick you always reach for: Lately, its been Jazzed by Mac

  48. Samantha T.

    Mellan looks as though he is saying – “Oh…the humanity”! hahahaha
    So cute!
    Haul – Some Jan Marini Skincare, Lancome Rock Icon Fuchsia Lipstick, Glominerals Blush in Lilac Silk, Stella Two in One Peony Fragrance
    Friday Plans – watching some spooky movies with my son
    Lipstick Most Reached For – Urban Decay Trainwreck or Buzzkill

  49. Li Ming

    Haul:
    Kat Von D Eye Primer in Skintone (totally replacing my UDPP; my e/s does NOT move since my right eye has a tearing problem…and didn’t even move after crying in a movie either..my NEW HG!!!)
    MaryKay Medium Coverage Foundation in Beige 402
    MaryKay Mineral Foundation in Beige 1
    MaryKay Eye MakeUp Remover (it removes as good as Lancome’s Bi-Facil but without the greasy/oily residue..and at 2/3 the price!)

    Friday plans: Cramming all day and night for midterm on Saturday morning :s

    Lipstick: No. 7 Moisture Drench Hydration Complete in 60 Chic

  50. Tekoa

    Yeah! Lobsterdog! I got some Tartan stuff (pearlglide, nail polish and a lipstick) which was significantly less than I thought I would. I love the concept and packaging but….the pigmentation is sadly lacking in many things.

    Plans: Play Fallout: New Vegas.

    Lipstick: MAC Kinda Sexy

  51. Samantha P.

    Haul: I didn’t buy anything but Cut a Caper lipstick from the holiday MAC collection, plus various permanent items that I was needing to get. :}

    Friday plans: Work.

    Lipstick you always reach for: For me, lately, it’s been Viva Glam I.

  52. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Street Jaime Jaime

    Augh! Mellan is so cute in his little costumes! I am dying to dress up our cats this year, but I am pretty sure that they will pack their little cat-bags and leave if I try.

    Haul: I bought a ton of stuff from Sephora (Laura Mercier, Urban Decay, Benefit, Kat Von D, Korres and Jack Black) and placed an order for some fun soaps and things with Latherati.

    Friday plans: Laundry! And practicing my sugar skull makeup for this weekend.

    Lipstick I always reach for: Lately, it’s been Ruby Woo with Currant lip liner, both MAC. I’ve been looking for the perfect matte red lip for the past few weeks – hence the Sephora haulage – and while I think I sort of have it with these two, I’m in that place where I’m like, “But what if there’s something BETTER??” so I keep buying lipsticks upon lipsticks. We’ve all been there, I’m sure!

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    HAUL: Seeing as it was Sephora F&F and MAC’s holiday collection launch…i went a lil crazy. I got: Murad cleanser and spot treatment (for the fiance), two BE eyeshadows, MUFE Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in S34 (going to go exchange it for a different color), MAC Hark the Heraldry Face Kit, and MAC The Faerie Glen lipstick.

    FRIDAY PLANS: sit here bored at work until 430 PM, then go grocery shopping.

    LIPSTICK: Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Blush

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    Haul: MAC Wish Come True Eyeshadow, The Balm Downgirl Blush, Benefit Dandelion Blush.

    Friday plans: School, Library, Homework.

    Lipstick you always reach for: Viva Glam V.

  55. Michelle

    Haul: UD BOD III, UD Urbanglow in Sin, MUFE Sculpting Kit, MUFE Auqa Eyes 0L & 2L, UD 24/7 Jackpot, Sephora Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #55

    Friday plans: Work, work, work.

    Lipstick you always reach for: Still, my ever beloved mac cherish.

    Btw Christine, My purchases above are all because of your 20% off coupon from Sephora. I placed 3 orders so far, and I really really need to stop or else my bf will kill me! :P

    Thanks for being so great and I did vote for you on the blog contest! And looks like you’re soooo far ahead from everyone else! So congrats in advance!!!

    Much love,
    Michelle

  56. RedWeatherTiger

    Bought a bunch of stuff from Sephora: Philosophy gift sets, UDPP, Josie Maran Argan Oil…but I have to say those pics of Mellan are absolutely the cutest thing ever. Thanks for posting them!

  57. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Deb Deb

    I love Mellan’s costumes, especially the frog!

    My haul this week was pretty small, I got MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15 (and it works well for me, just hard to pump out small amounts), a new concealer brush from Sephora for the concealer, and brush cleaner.

    I can’t wait to pass out candy! Just moved from an aparment to a house in a new neighborhood with a lot of kids! I haven’t gotten to pass out candy since I lived with my parents.

    Lately, I keep reaching for Viva Glam Cyndi with Alice + Olivia for MAC I Want Candy over top! It makes for a nice peachy red.

  58. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tiffany Tiffany S.

    No hauls for me this week.

    I’m working at a horror convention the whole weekend in New Jersey! :oD

    I’m in love with crackle nail polish, and the lipstick I’ve been wearing the most lately is MAC Perpetual Flame!

  59. Haul: MAC Pearlglide liners in Lord it Up and Undercurrent, also picked up Clinques Strawberry Fudge Holiday collection.

    Friday plans: Finish up Halloween costumes, work on some overdue blogging, and finally crack open Fable III.

    Lipstick you always reach for: Lately it hasn’t been a lipstick it’s been MAC Resort Life lip gelee.

  60. Ashley

    Haul: Just bought the MAC Vain Glor
    ious Lip bag. Thanks to Christine, I didn’t buy the brush set! I played
    with them a bit and they weren’t worth $58. Friday plans: Staying in with the bf watching movies by the fireplace! Lipstick you always reach for: Lately I’ve felt daring and have been wearing Rimmel’s Alarm, which is a nice fall red.

  61. kim

    Cute doggie Halloween pics! I went to the Tompkins Square Park doggie costume parade last weekend and it’s always fun. The best were two doggies wheeled around in a small bed, dressed as bed bugs.

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    Haha Mellan’s a Lobster! That’s so cute – you are lucky you can dress him up AND take pics too – he is so patient!

    This week I ordered what I really wanted from Part 1 of a Tartan Tale –

    4 Dashing Lassies e/s palette
    Cut A Caper l/s
    Lightly Prancing Dazzleglass cream
    A Triumphant Blush face kit
    My Highland Honey blush
    Lord It Up pearlglide e/l
    I can’t wait to get everything and I plan on ordering more =)

  63. Haul: my Sephora F&F order (BE kit, Sephora waterproof pencils, buxoms kit)
    Friday plans: recode my site!! and take more photos. And write more entries. The fun never stops…
    Lipstick you always reach for: lately: Buxom San Francisco lipstick and Buxom Eva gloss

  64. Rita

    This week I bought only a lipliner in Cherry.
    A Tartan Tale launch is still 10 days away here.
    Meanwhile, I can’t help wondering insane prices of some Mac items in my country. A quad/palette costs here 52 euros (about 70 dollars – can you believe that?!), and in another euro country they are 40 euros (23% less). Finally, in the UK the price is 29 pounds (less than 35 euros/ 33% less)! No surprise I never buy one from my country.

  65. Catherine

    OMG mellan’s face is so priceles!!! Hope you have a great weekend, christine =)

  66. Pure torture! I used to dress up my dog just to get a good laugh out of it. Poor Phenomena!

    Haul: Dior miss cherie perfume, NARS e/s base, Stella by Stella McCartney perfume.

    Friday Plans: Doctors with mother. It’s been like this all week looooong.

    Lipstick you always reach for: MAC hug me. Looks fab on my tan skin!

    What do you have to study for Christine?

  67. Steph

    Awww so cute! He looks SO happy :P

  68. Courtney

    Haul: Mac Black Swan and Petrol blue liners, The Faerie Glen lipstick, and Lightly Prancing Dazzleglass

    Friday plans: We get to wear costumes at work! Otherwise, I’m taking it easy.

    Lipstick I reach for: None. I always reach for gloss first!

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    Mellan is adorable. My cat Duchess is going to be a cowgirl and when I put her outfit on she had the same expression. LOL, gotta love your pets.

    Haul: YSL Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cilis Mascara.
    CCO Haul: 223 brush (I was hoping to find the 226 brush you always use but they didnt have it. I thought I try my luck). MAC Time & Space E/S, and Grand Entrance E/S… Though I dont like it now, too much fallout. Do you have this E/S and do you have the same problem?

    Friday Plans: Going to movies with the BF at a watch and eat theater

    Lipstick: Nude Rose from the Dsquared2 Collection. I like to use Lustre L/S for work.

    BTW, when are going to have another Ask Temptalia soon? I am going to NYC soon and wanted hitup a Pro store and wondering what are some of the items I should get that are not at the regular stores.

    Thanks!!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura Laura

      Is Mellan hiding his MAC haul behind him?? LOL

    • Aww, cowgirl! That’s so cute :)

      Honestly, I’ve been behind on comments for 2 months running (about 800 in the queue right now), so I don’t know if I’m going to be able to have them going forward… at least not in the manner I have done in the past.

      My recs are for PRO only eyeshadows and pigments – and if you LOVE bright lipstick or blush, they have some fun PRO only shades, too.

  70. Today I’m trying to decide on what I want to spend my beauty budget for the next two weeks on. I was going to buy Full Fuchsia lipstick and Her Blooming Cheeks blush from MAC, but will probably get a couple of lipsticks from Sephora’s 20% off sale and some clearance items from Aromaleigh cosmetics going-out-of-business sale.

    I’d buy more but I’m doing so much baking- butter, good chocolate, and vanilla are sooooo expensive! >:(

    Today’s Mellan pictures are cracking me up, because I’ve only seen those lobster costumes in tiny-tiny dog sizes. So either you found a bigger one or Mellan is only about 18″ long. :D

    • 20% off is always good ;)

      They go up to XL, and last year, I bought a XL shark costume that didn’t fit him at all (SO BIG!), so I went with L this year, and both were too small. Go figure!

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    OMG, he’s so cute, but the last picture is hilarious…such long-suffering patience, such martyrdom! Haulage this week included the Tarte Amazonian Clay Liner in green (got mixed reviews due to drying out issue but I didn’t care, lol), Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Marrakech with a matching gloss in Amber and the Josie Maran Beauty In A Box from Sephora F & F. Might go see a movie tonite with the Mr. and my go-to lippie of late has been YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #6.

  72. Alexis

    I love that your dog has the same WTF expression on his face in all the photos. What a cutie!!

    Haul:
    Family Crest/Later pigment
    Undercurrent eyeliner
    I also have the in-store Sephora coupon so this may be the time I commit to that T3 flat iron I have been eyeing.

    Friday plans:
    Stay home with the hubs and girl

    Lipstick I’m reaching for:
    It’s tie between Burberry’s Rosewood and D&G Ultra or Magnifica. Talk about night and day colors, right?

  73. Leslie

    Kind of went crazy this week. From MAC, I got a 4-pan palette to stick some essential eyeshadows in when I stay at the mister’s, and picked up a pro longwear lipcreme in till tomorrow. From Sephora’s F&F sale, I got the NARS orgasm lust lip and cheek set (meh), an Illamasqua brow cake in vehement (HG!) and an Illamasqua intense lipgloss in move. And from Hautelook, I picked up a bellapierre shimmer 9 stack in iris, 2 fusion lip plumps in sun and after hours bling, and a replump lipstick in bunny. I might actually go back to the F&F sale to get the lorac tie dye for lipgloss set and some phytodefrisant (also HG). Also eyeing courting lilac lipstick from a tartan tale. My bank account hates me.

  74. Samantha

    Haul – Is on Debt Diet ! So needless to say nothing
    Friday Plans- I moved a month ago and still have stuff in boxes
    Lipstick you always reach for – Mac Nude rose (D square)

  75. Kelly

    Adorable dog!!! Don’t think he likes trick-or-treat though. I hauled a lot of MAC goodies this week. Heartless and Wicked Ways from VV. Cherry lipliner, Russian Red lipstick. From the holiday collection…Cut a Caper, Faerie Glen, and Full Fuschia lipsticks, Style Clan polish, and Highland Honey blush. Happy with everything so far which is good because that will have to keep me happy for awhile. lol! Excited for Halloween parties and my step brother coming to town. Btw Cut a Caper is really pretty with Strange Potion lipglass from VV for those of you that like corals.

  76. Gina

    I’m contemplating whether or not I want to get the Philosophy Gingerbread 3in1 gel and the scrub…or if I want to get any Philosophy holiday items in general. I really want to try them but I was so disappointed with the candy corn because the scent faded so quickly. I hope to see a review on some of your purchases soon. Thanks!

    • I got a bunch of them, but in general, I don’t find the shower gel scents to last long! (Which I like, because then I can wear whatever perfume I want.)

  77. Haul: Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag from Tartan Tale, and Passing Fancy DC from MACcosmetics.com, and LORAC Behind the Scenes Primer, NARS Smudgeproof Base and UD All Nighter Setting Spray from Sephora.

    Friday plans: Prepping a friends Baby Shower and Getting a music collection set for another Friend’s Halloween party!

    Lipstick you always reach for: not a lipstick, but MAC’s Amorous Dazzleglass Creme always does the job!

  78. Carrie Ann

    Haul: Glamora Castle e/s (I love that name!), Dazzle The Lads Lip Bag, 6 Reelers & Rockers Eye Shadows, 6 Beauties Play It Cool Eye Shadows, and A Triumphant Blush Face Kit.

    Friday plans: I’m gonna watch “Smallville” & “Supernatural” tonight and eat a delicious dinner.

    Lipstick you always reach for: I reach for the Viva Glam lipsticks a lot.

  79. Svetlana

    I bought The Balm’s MaryLou Highlighter , MAC 239 brush and Sugarpill Cateye lashes .

    Friday plans- study

    I use different lipstick every day lol

  80. z

    Oh and I forgot to add that I wish mac had done tartan scarves for the holiday collection like they did with the liberty of london collection. I wouldve been all over that!!!

  81. Jennifer

    Haul:
    – Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3
    – NARS Lip Gloss in Ophelia
    – NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (so expensive!)
    – MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork
    – MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
    – MAC Eye Kohl in Powersurge
    – MAC Lipstick in Cut a Caper
    – MAC Mineralize Blush in Pleasantry
    – MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Redhead
    – Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Emoi

    Friday plans: Catch up on my weekly TV shows, I am addicted to detective shows these days!

    Lipstick you always reach for: MAC’s Patisserie. But it’s being discontinued, so sad. :( I also reach for MAC Laugh A Lot Lipstick (from Spring Color Forecast). I hate falling in love with LE items!

  82. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vero Veronica

    Haul: A few from MAC but I’m returning all of them!: Studio Tech, Up the Amp Lipstick, Right Image Cremesheen Glass. I may keep the lipstick but the other two aren’t really working for me. Shame.

    Friday plans: Serving as designated driver for my uncle. :(

    Lipstick you always reach for: Estee Lauder Rose Tea. I’m not sure how, but I have 3 of these in my stash!

  83. Hannah

    Haul: I finally got Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass. I also got the free viva glam stickers, so cute. Also has info on the back about how the money helps :)
    Fridays plans : Relax and enjoy the rest of my holiday.
    Lipstick you always reach for : Probably Viva Glam Gaga, it’s a really good pink for my skintone.

  84. DJ

    OMG I love the last pic of Mellan! If looks could kill! lol

  85. Haul: Some stuff from the MAC holiday collection (the peachy face set and the purple-ish eyeshadow set, plus a couple lipsticks, glosses, three of the single shadows, the nail polishes and two of the teddy bears – one for me and one to give away on youtube). i also picked up guerlain parure gold foundation and have a BRIEF comparison for you ;) the lightest guerlain foundation was much warmer than the lightest chanel pro lumiere foundation. i did half my face in each one and guerlain made chanel look grey when they were next to each other. but if i just had a whole face on, i’d prefer chanel because it matches me better. i expected the finish to be different but they are very similar. guerlain has a little more natural shine while chanel pro lumiere’s “shine” is more of a “glow” if that makes sense. the chanel one felt ever-so-slightly heavier on my skin, but they both feel weightless so…

    the only thing that bugged me about guerlain was the smell. you know i’m picky about scents on my face. after about 10 minutes i started to get a headache you wouldn’t believe. the smell is overpowering for me personally. i would LOVE to see a review by you of the chanel pro lumiere though – i THINK you’d like it, but everyone’s skin is so different, i’d be curious to hear your thoughts :) *WOW that was a lot of writing! LOL!

    Friday plans: Lunch with Jay to celebrate our (GASP!) 10 year anniversary! Tonight is a jack-o-lantern carving party with some friends :)

    Lipstick you always reach for: Always something different. Ruby Woo is still one of my all-time favorites but I rarely reach for the same thing twice! :)

    • LOL, I love your “brief” review. Does the Chanel foundation have any scent?

      Now I really want to try it!

      Happy 10 years!!! That’s amazing!

      • Thank you! :) Trust me, you’ll get there before you know it – Look back and go, “What the hell?!” LOL!

        The Chanel foundation has VERY little scent to it. When you first pump it out it has a slight smell though no perfume is listed in the ingredients. The scent wears down to a lightly sweet (almost lemony) scent on me that I can only detect if I put it on my hand and then cram it into my nose and inhale deeply. LOL!

        Pro Lumiere is kind of in-between the other Lumiere’s for finish; Vital Lumiere is supposed to be less coverage with more shine, Matte Lumiere is supposed to be more coverage with less shine. I’ve been loving the stuff though! I’m hoping to test it out on a couple people this week (who are fair skinned like me) and if they like it as much as I do, I’m going to splurge and add it to my kit!

  86. karen

    Haul: nothing yet! But I’m going to go check out the Tartan Tale collection and get me those pearlglide eyeliners! love them :)
    Friday plans: Working , movie, practicing for technique for halloween makeup lol
    Lipstick you always reach for: mac peachstock !

  87. Mirna

    I purchased yesterday 5 out of the 6 e/s and 2 pallettes from the MAC Tartan collection. The pallettes I got were Reelers Rockers & Twists of Tartan.

  88. Dani

    Haul: Nothing beauty related but I did buy a beautiful leopard print clutch on my lunch hour! I couldn’t leave the store without it.

    Friday plans: Halloween Party

    Lipstick you always reach for: Toxic Tale

  89. Andrea

    I have been watching this post many times today. His face in the last picture is priceless. I wonder what he is thinking. He has a face of most Wanted Do not dare to take my picture or… It is really funny, is like he is aware of what he is wearing and that many people is gonna see it. He is kind grumping in his head about it.

  90. It was a MAC month for me!

    Here’s what I hauled:

    – Tartan tale: swinging violets tin (cute!)
    – Tartan tale: cut a caper lipstick (lighter than I thought, still pretty)
    – Tartan tale: tis noble to give
    – Tartan tale: Black swan (I’m finding it REALLY soft – so soft that mine came with a broken tip. Not convinced yet…)
    – Tartan tale: twists of tartan eyeshadow pallette (I really like this, despite your rating! My Vainglorious swatches the exact same as from my VV pot.)
    – Tartan tale: Dazzleglass creme in soft dazzle (lots of glitter left once the product is gone.)
    – Mac blot powder in medium (LOVE!)
    – Mac cleansing wipes
    – Mac brush cleaner

    Whew! I’m thinking I might return the dazzleglass creme (glitter was EVERYWHERE after I wore it) and the eyeliner (although I’ll give this one a solid test phase)…

  91. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Christine Christine

    LOL I love the last photo of Mellan where it looks like he’s being eaten by a dinosaur. The look on his face is priceless! Totally the look my lab mix would make when we tried putting any costume on her. Give him a big hug and kiss from me :)

    Haul: MUFE Aqua cream in golden copper, Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD734
    Friday Plans: Movie with hubby and finishing up a pumpkin carving!
    Lipstick: Lately, Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer RD629

    Have a great weekend, Christine! :)

  92. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sharron Sharron

    Haul: No haulage for me. Medical expenses have me on a no buy until after the holidays. :(

    Friday plans: Decorate my workspace for Halloween, then have Cuban food for lunch.

    Lipstick you always reach for: I’ve been switching back and forth between MAC Heartless and New York Apple.

  93. Ann

    Haul: VS undies, MAC Oh Baby, MAC Get Rich Quick (lippies)
    Friday plans: Clean, sleep, catch up with paperwork from work.
    Lipstick you always reach for: MAC Polished Up or “O”

  94. Jeanne

    Haul: 3 MUFE eyeshadows (18, 47, 75) because I needed the bright pink for my Halloween flamingo costume! Also the free MUFE eyeshadow palette with the code I found on your blog, thanks! Also MAC Fix + spray, Nars Mekong & Stage Beauty eyeshadows.

    Friday plans: Picking up my business cards and taking photos of my dog in her Halloween banana costume

    Lipstick I always reach for: recently Nars Pure Matte in Bangkok (I’m from Bangkok and I love it!)

  95. Patty

    Haul: an ill-advised 2nd F&F order from Sephora with two beautyblenders (what do you think of these, Christine?), NARS Pure Matte l/s in Tonkin, and Buxom Lashliner in Leatherette. Also picked up an NYC Cream Blush from Walmart in Big Apple Blush.

    Friday plans: A friend from out of town is coming to visit for Halloween festivities, and I’m gonna do her makeup. She’s either gonna be Lucille Ball (easy) or a grizzly bear (…what?). Should be interesting! Also, my 8 pound poodle mix is dressing up as a bumblebee. She will be the cutest! Still haven’t decided what I’m going to be, though.

    Lipstick: Freckletone. I’ve never used a lipstick this much. I don’t even like nude lipsticks typically, but it doesn’t wash me out at all.

  96. Dani

    Yes I’m going to be a 50’s pin-up girl on Friday and on Saturday I’m going to be Little Red Riding Hood. Are you doing anything for Halloween Christine?

  97. Chassy

    Every Friday, one of the things I look forward to is seeing a new picture of Mellan. I love animals, and he’s certainly a cute one! :)

    The bottom one’s gotta be my absolute favorite picture so far. It makes me smile non-stop!

  98. Hahaha I love Mellan!! He looks so cute as a lobster!

    Haul: Ruby Woo, finally! Couldn’t find it anywhere.

    Friday plans: Sleep and going out with friends!

    Lipstick you always reach for: I’m trying to finish a lipstick from a national brand – it really dries out my lips, but it’s nearly gone by now!