Friday, December 24th, 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: Chanel spring arrived yesterday!

Weekend plans: Enjoy Christmas, catch up on some reading! :)  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Current moisturizer:  Bobbi Brown Extra Rich Gel in the AM, Lancome Genefique in the PM.

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! :)

This week’s Mellan photo!


Another shot from the Reindeer outfit “shoot”…

More Mellan photos…



There was a great Groupon deal for portraits, so Mellan & I went!

It’s my holiday card this year! :)  Very pleased with it, actually!

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63 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #060

  1. Natalie

    What a good looking boy Mellan is! You are a proud mama! :)
    Latest haul : Chanel Spring, Guerlain Ecrin eyeshadow, Illamasqua Nail polish
    Weekend plans : fishing! Grrr

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of make up deer laura

    Mellan is beautiful!!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    OMG, you and Mellan are SO cute! How old is he? He looks like he is ALL personality!

    Haul:
    Givenchy Vax’in for Youth serum (this stuff is AMAZING!)
    MAC Tartan Tale Smoky pigment set (Just couldn’t pass up the blackened red glitter
    UD Grind House sharpener (SO much better than MAC’s)
    (3) Philosophy Candy Cane shower gel
    Philosophy exfoliating body gel
    Dior Vernis Aztec Chocolate
    MAC Strobe Cream
    MAC .25z travel jars
    MAC Plushlash mascara (have a feeling I will return this)
    Lolita Lempicka eau de parfum
    Sephora’s Hello Kitty Brush Set
    Sephora microfiber hair turbin
    LA Splash e/s & e/l sealer (for my MAC glitters)

    MAJOR HAUL: Hayden Harnett Clu Hobo from their TRON Collection — my Holy Grail handbag

    Weekend plans: Enjoy Christmas, play board games, wrap the gifts I will give my son when he returns home from his dad’s

    Current moisturizer: (face) Estee Lauder Verite Moisture Relief cream, (body) Vanicream

  4. Nina

    Mellan is SO adorable! He makes such a handsome holiday card! How did you come up with his name?

    • It’s actually short for Magellan, after the explorer!

      • Nina

        How cool and original! I can tell he is well-loved. Thanks for all you do, Christine. I enjoy reading your blog and admire all you do in addition to being in school. I hope you and yours have a joyful and peaceful holiday. :)

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amber Amber

    OMG soooo sweet! I love the pics – thank you for sharing! I hope you enjoy your Christmas!

    Recent hauls – I haven’t bought everything I want because I need the $ for Christmas gifts, but I did snatch up 4 Wet n Wild eye shadow sets. I have been reading so many raves reviews on them and needed to see for myself – I purchased 2 LE sets with the free mini liner in them – the gold/bronze one and the blue/green one. The pigmentation is excellent! Also went to Walmart last night so I could snatch up some LE Hard Candy sets – the lipglosses smell delicious!

    Weekend plans – Going to upstate NY to spend Christmas with friends – very excited!

    Current moisturizer – Olay Complete for Sensitive skin in the am and Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive skin cream in the pm.

  6. Pam

    Love the portrait shots!! soo cute!

  7. o0oCarinao0o

    Haul: First of all I’ll like to say that I brought the Too Faced palette last week but it was so disappointing to I didn’t share it. And it was disappointing because one eyeshadow was missing, some eyeshadow were destroyed, the lipgloss was missing and so was the primer. But I returned it this week and got the same, all I can say it that I’m in love. <3

    -Too Faced Shadow Enchanted Glamourland Palette
    -Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Ecstasy
    -Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Fishnet <– Love it!

    All I can say is that I love my haul. .>….His wallet is getting some hurting from me for that….

    Anyways he might surprise me he always does but I’m not betting out it. I might go to Manhattan. <3

    Current moisturizer: Some Mary Kay one…I need to find another one…My skin is drying…

  8. Camila

    Like we use to say here in Brazil: Que lindaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! (which means: so cuuuuuuuuute!!)

  9. Michelle

    This week I got Espiegle blush and Jersey Rose lipstick from the Chanel Spring collection (I have been anxiously awaiting your reviews/swatches of this collection!). Since Chanel.com offered free overnight shipping yesterday — I got another blush and 2 more lipsticks. Can’t wait to play with all of my goodies!

  10. Hi Christine,

    Merry Christmas to you, Shaun and Mellan! :)

    Quite amazingly I haven’t bought anything this week, I was too busy buying Christmas presents and getting ready for Christmas! Plus I’ve pretty much bought everything I wanted over the last month or so. :) I’ll be indulging once Cham Pale and Stylishly Yours come out, and then the spring collections, so no doubt I’ll be spending loads again. :D

  11. Ani_BEE

    Haul: Just ordered SKINN Detox, Hydrate & Energize Set, Cleansing System And Hylighten Under Eye Dark Circle Treatment. My skin has nor been loving my summer routine and I need to switch it up. I cold and Dry this year with snow. ;) I won’t come in until the new year though. :(

    Weekend plans: Christmas! My Mom threatening to quarantine herself and not let me in the house. If I get sick, I get sick but there’s no way I’m not going home for Christmas. lol

    Current moisturizer: Avène Redness Relief Soothing Cream SPF 25. No rich enough for the winter and doesn’t play well with foundation but I use it daily without foundation. Switch it to the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream) for the winter. I know it’s bad that the main ingredient is Paraffinum Liquidum but it really works and I need to use it up.

  12. Kelly C.

    Haul: My mom bought my a full bottle of Etat Libre d’ Orange perfume in Like This. : ) So excited for it to get here! I’ve been testing it for awhile and its smells wonderfully unique on me, I think.

    Weekend: Try to get together with old friends while I’m back in my hometown for the holidays.

    Current Moisturizer: Desert Essence Daily Essential Face Moisturizer.

  13. Moeko

    awww Mellan~~
    Latest haul: Undies from H&M (only USD 2.50 each!)and winter shirts
    Weekend plans:YouTube YouTube Shopping Shopping Friends Family :D
    Current moisturizer: The Body Shop’s Nuriorganic’s Creme

    <3

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cathy Cathy

    Haul:
    MAC – just stocked up on some pigments – kitschmas, melon, golden olive, pink bronze, violet and the three holiday pigment sets
    Ulta – tarte undereye concealer, dermablend concealer, too faced label whore e/s, cuticle trimmers and orange sticks
    Fyrinnae – arcane eyeshadows in conjuror, madame & eve’s, faerie glamour, glitterboi, avian shapeshifter, love potion and sequined master

    Weekend plans:
    Relax, catch up on some zzz’s and unfortunately also probably catch up on some work

    Current moisturizer:
    Philosophy Hope in a Jar, but I want to try MAC Complete Comfort Creme when I run out

  15. Anya

    mellan is looking very handsome! i love the photo of you with him. i wish i could get a professional photo of my cats but they’d probably run off and destroy something, haha.

    Haul: urban decay book of shadows 2! i managed to avoid the nasty ebay prices, too – they released a small quantity on the website a week ago for $48 each!

    Weekend plans: my mom and i never celebrate, so i’m going to spend it at my best friend’s house with her family :D

    Current moisturizer: perricone md face finishing moisturizer

  16. D’awww. Mellan is so cute! :D :D

    Latest haul: I just got the solid holiday perfumes I ordered from One Hand Washes the Other yesterday. They all smell amazing!
    Weekend plans: spend Christmas with my family, eat too much, drink a bit too much, try to catch up on the library books I’ve ignored for the last little while
    Current moisturizer: The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream

  17. Anne Marie

    Haul: Mostly nail polish and hair stuff. Essie Going Incognito, China Glaze Midnight Mission (which I’m wearing now), Kenra Clarifying Shampoo, and Redken Vinyl Glam mega shine spray.

    Got my grades this week, about which, let’s just say, I was happy. Looking forward to a quiet Christmas.

    Thanks for explaining about Mellan’s name. Happy holidays to you and all the readers!

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    i just got tom ford pure pink as a pressie from my boyf! love it! although it is similar to other pinks I have! but i love the case. glad to have gotten home for christmas with the bad snow here!

    Nollaig shona duit (happy christmas!)

  19. demosthenesval7

    Haul: most of the Chanel spring collection! cant wait to do my nails with black pearl

    Weekend plans: spend time w/ my bf and his family for christmas

    Current moisturizer: armani OMC3 for daytime, revive moisture renewal for night

    Happy Holidays everyone!!

  20. Erin

    Latest Haul: I have an order from Sephora on its way because sale items were an extra 20% off! The tokidoki Robbery Palette & MUFE Rock For Ever Best of MUFE :)

    Weekend Plans: Seeing my Dad & cousins for Christmas, hanging out with the hubby at home

    Current moisturizer: Steam Cream

  21. Haul: MAC Spree lipglass (got me a back up) Prep & Prime Translucent Setting powder, Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream, Rock & Republic Shameless blush, Revlon Perplex, Lancome Hyponse mascara & MAC Pret A Papier (from CCO)
    Weekend plans: Christmas!!!!!!!

    Current moisturizer: PM-Olay Age Defying night cream and AM-Neutrogena Age Intensive Tone Correcting Spf 30 moisturizer (I’m only 27 but I am being proactive about this ageing thing!)

    **Sidenote** My MAC order was robbed by UPS. My box arrived and there was no lipglass in it. They had stolen my gloss and replaced it with a medical IV bag (new and empty of course). Called UPS and they are launching an investigation. Called MAC and they are sending me a new lipglass asap! Isn’t that crazy?????

  22. luna

    Beautiful pictures!
    Sooo Cute!

  23. Tiffany C.

    Haul:
    A 5 pc. Tarte set from QVC along with the liner trio
    Sephora Hello Kitty Brush Set and pen liner in purple

    Weekend plans:
    nothing

    Current Moisturizer:
    Neutrogena daily with helioplex for daytime
    Loreal Youth Code Nighttime

  24. Haul: Sephora 20% off sale items haul:
    Urban Decay Show Pony palette, Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles palette, Urban Decay Beauty in a Box, Korres Color with Skincare Collection, Philosophy Let It Glow set, and Kat Von D Autograph liner in Brass Knuckles
    Urban Decay $2 Hautelook haul: XXX Lip gloss in Quickie & Joyride, Loose Pigments in Goddess, Ink for Eyes-Pyrotechnics, Indigo & Flipside mascaras, Matte eye shadow-Narcotic, Wonder, Shadow, & Creases brushes.
    I also stopped at a CCO and picked up MAC Paint Pot in Greenstroke and Tunnel of Love superglass.

    Christmas plans: Spend it with friends and family!!!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  25. Jamie A

    Haul: HiP eyeliner in gold and violet. Got them based on your review Christine and I agree they are a great deal!

    Weekend plans: working at the clinic, spending time with my parents and siblings. My boyfriend and I both work the holidays though which sucks!

    Current moisturizer: aloe and green tea by alba in the evening and in the morning I use origins brighter by nature spf 30.

  26. egon

    OMG he looks CUTE

  27. Rosamaria

    Haul: Chanel’s spring eye palette and polishes.

    Merry Christmas Christine!

  28. Karen

    Haul: Tarte eyelash curler, Blissful cheek stain, and fRXation
    Weekend plans: hanging out with the family and the boyfriend’s family
    Current moisturizer: aveeno daily radiance
    Love the pics! Wish I had a doggie I could take pics with for Christmas!

  29. Peggy M

    Haul: Nada! I’m on my first project pan (make-up givin for the holidays dont count!)
    Weekend Plans: Celebrating Christmas with friends and family!
    Exited for: Going to see three (maybe four) movies at the cinema next week!

    XOXO

  30. Jen

    Aww you guys look adorable in your picture! Merry Christmas, Christine!

    I’ve bought some much crap recently… DDF Acne Scrub, Illamasqua pigment, nail polish, sugarpill pigments.. some MAC lipstick & a lipglass..

  31. Vijaya

    Haul: I got 5 Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Polishes: Dani, Bunny, Gabby, Dolly and Sugar. LOOOOVE. <3 I also got a Golden Slumbers bath bomb, American Cream conditioner, Turkish Delight body polish, King of Skin body butter, Maple Taffy lip balm and Lust solid perfume from Lush (apparently my whole paycheck is going right back to the store).

    Weekend Plans: Catching up on reading, video games and possibly picking up some items from MAC.

    Current Moisturizer: I've been using CeraVe's body lotion on my face and in my eye area. It's so moisturizing and light. I absolutely love it.

    That portrait of you and Mellan is gorgeous!

  32. Carrie Ann

    Mellan is such a handsome boy!

    Haul: Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils in Whiskey and Flipside, Benefit Bella Bamba blush, Bobbi Brown Lip Shine in Nectarine, MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink, Sephora’s Hello Kitty nail polish in Banana Cream, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips for Brown Eyes and Smoky Brown Eyes.

  33. Amanda R

    OMG How adorable is your dog?! He’s so photogenic!

  34. Zoe

    I have a corgi and she’s been wearing her santa outfit all december :)

  35. lazeny

    Latest Haul: Kate Dual Blend Eyes (PK1 & GN1) Coffret D’or UV Base, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Shu Uemura Aya Takano Brush Set

    Weekend Plans: Haircut and foot spa

    Current Moisturizer: Olay Total Effects Serum

    Mellan is such a beautiful dog =)

  36. Regina

    No haul this week. There will be one next Friday (fingers crossed)
    Plans… Simply to enjoy this weekend
    Moisturizer. Clinique’s moisturizer lotion

    Happy Bday to Mellan and Merry Xmas to everyone =)

  37. Nicole

    Haul: I recieved a gift card for my local perfumery. I think I will buy some OPI nail polishes. I also ordered the quad and a paint pot from the Cham Pale collection, which will arrive in January.

    Weekend plans: Enjoy Christmas, meet some friends and try to sleep a lot. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    Current moisturizer: Khiel’s Ultra Facial Cream at night and Khiel’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion in the morning

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley

    The pictures are so cute! They came out wicked good.
    Haul: Burts Bee’s Day Cream and it’s not even for me lol

  39. Bridget S.

    Chanel Spring haul arrived for me too yesterday! Yay! That damn quad is amazing, and Black Pearl! <3
    I hope that you, Shaun and Mellan have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for an amazing, helpful blog!

  40. Tekoa

    Haul: Nothing… MAC hasn’t put Champale online yet. *taps foot impatiently*

    weekend plans: Christmas! Going to Zoolights tonight.

    Moisturizer: Lush Enzymion

  41. Awww your dog looks so sweet!

  42. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of telle Telle

    These photos are jus so awesome, Christine!!

    Merry Christmas!! :)

  43. Jo

    Haul: Estee Lauder Doublewear, China Glaze Midnight Kiss, Mac Rebel and Chatterbox lipsticks, Mac Mystery, Print and Plum Dressing eyeshadows. I also went to Chanel for a new red lipstick, but the counter was completely out of every single red lipstick the do. How is that even possible??

    Weekend plans: Christmas with my family and Boxing Day with the boy’s family.

    Moisturiser: Clinique Dramatically Different.

    Merry Christmas :).

  44. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    Haul this week (when I should have been xmas shopping!): MAC Vintage Selection paint pot, Tickle Me Pink CCB, Lorac Box office sensation palette, Stila Convertible colour in Gladiola.

    This weekend I plan to enjoy all the food!! And hopefully remember to take my antibiotics (been sick, yes, right at Christmas :(

    Am having to moisturize SO much, with good ole Nivea cream. Thanks Ontario (Canada)winters.

  45. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kimberly Kimberly

    Beauty Haul:
    – eyes.lips.face Flat Top Powder Brush
    – eyes.lips.face Angled Contour Brush
    – eyes.lips.face Daily Brush Cleanser
    – eyes.lips.face “Pink Passion” Blush
    – eyes.lips.face Felt Tip Eyeliner
    – eyes.lips.face Makeup Remover Wipes
    – Sephora Gift Card (Thanks to the boyfriend, awww!)

    Weekend plans:
    Enjoy Christmas! :) Eat some really good food.

    Current moisturizer:
    Eve Pearl Priming Moisturizer (AM)
    Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer (PM)

    Merry Christmas, Christine!
    Thank you for all that you do <3

  46. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of E eRiN

    AWW! Your puppydog is so photogenic :D

    Haulness: I got a massive prize from LiAnn of Sparklecrack Central, with a million and 3 Aromaleigh samples and a bunch of Sephori by OPI polishes; Anemone, Polar Bear, and Bloodstains from Fyrinnae; my Christmas outfit from Charlotte Russe; Deviant and Wicked from Concrete Minerals; and the NARS lipgloss/lipstain duo in Daredevil/Sandpiper! Wow – what a great week – and that’s BEFORE Christmas :O
    Weekend plans: Church tonight, presents and festive breakfast tomorrow, family party in the afternoon->evening, then REST!

  47. Jean

    Aww Mellan’s so pretty… *weep* I get so emotional when I see pets sometimes. It’s so lovely you took a “family style” portrait with Mellan!

    Reindeer outfit = cuteness overload

    Hauls? Too many. Sinful, actually. Sigh… I got like seven packages in one week…

    1) Smashbox Burlesque collection, with bonus of waterproof eyeshadow (e/s quad and waterproof e/s palette both given away as gift to Mum)
    2) MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and Liquid Foundation
    3) Stila Luxe Charm set (gave away the 24 karat gold glosses, 4 of them, because I knew my mum would love them-my heart ached!,) Travel Palettes in Fiji and Tokyo (bonus, free,) and Backstage e/s set
    4) Tokidoki Robbery Palettes (3 in one in the most ADORABLE packaging… sadly quality doesn’t live up to the packaging but still glad to have tried some of their products out.)
    5) Sephora brush cleansers, two
    6) NARS Albatross highlighter
    7) 10 or more E.L.F brushes, plus blushes and blush/bronzer duo (the famous NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo dupe… pretty close)
    8) NYX Round Lipsticks, single e/s’s, Ultra Pearl Pigments, lots of Jumbo Pencils, lip glosses
    9) I am missing some things. That’s all I know. I have a heck of a lot of products. LoL

  48. Jean

    LoL Almost forgot. More of my haul:

    9) C.O Bigelow Bamboo Dermabrasion, Body Polish, Vitamin booster toner, two lip glosses with gorgeous scent/tastes, and a lip protector/buffer I gave to my brother

    Weekend plans: Spending time with my mum, she just got back from Korea. Unfortunately she’s a wee bit unstable so it’s going to be a stressful weekend, much as we love her. Whew… Just praying we’ll all make it through OK without Mum pulling something crazy and people getting involved. :-(

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    Haul: Shu Uemura Reindeer kiss xxxx palette! X-mas gift from my boy <3

    Weekend Plans: Party all day long. Study all night long. (have a quiz on Monday morning!)

    Current Moisturizer: some Korean oatmeal lotion which is given from my mom. I may don't know this brand but it's rich and works well! Ty mommy!

    PS. Mellan's SUPER cute! Reindeer outfit suits him much ^^

    Merry X-mas!

  50. Annie

    I can’t wait to see what you think about the Chanel spring collection!! Please tell me there’s a review/swatches soon! :)

  51. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alicia Alicia

    Love the pics!!!

  52. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mawi Chakia

    I love your pictures. I just love Mellan.
    Haul: Chanel Spring, e/s palette and l/g, and Clinique Chubby Stick lip balm(love these!)
    Weekend plans: Read!!

  53. Mellan is so adorable! The portraits look great :)