Friday, December 31st, 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: MAC Cham-Pale, MAC Stylishly Yours, MAC Mickey Contractor collections.

Weekend plans: Hang out with friends & family… try to get in some reading for my classes which start WAY TOO EARLY (January 3rd)!  I feel like I haven’t had a chance to relax at all over break.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Current cleanser:  Fresh’s Soy Cleanser

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

This week’s Mellan photo!

Mellan turned 3 years old on Christmas Eve, this is a
now & then shot — him at 3 years (left), him at 8 weeks (right).

More Mellan photos…

These are my three favorite Mellan photos from 2010!  The sombrero one might be the best!

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97 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #061

  1. Lauren

    Haul: Hourglass Film Noir Mascara- this stuff is amazing. I got hooked by a sample.

    Weekend plans: New Years with my boyfriend! A couple movies and some bubbly.

    Current cleanser: water, sometimes Caudalie Foaming Face Wash with the grapes. Yummy stuff. My skin has been really glowing and clear since I stopped washing it twice a day. Really, it gets clean in the shower with the water, then I moisturize with a bit of oil. When I wake up in the morning, I don’t need to clean again. The face wash is for when I don’t shower at night.

  2. divinem (Melissa)

    OMG, Mellan was such a cute baby! Love the pics you share of him!

    – MAC Cham-Pale collections
    – Josie Maran Petal Pink color stick
    – Sephora Dry Oil spray in Vanilla Cupcake
    – Lolita Lempicka EDP
    – 2 Philosophy Candy Cane shower gel
    – 2 Sephora cosmetic cases
    – Super Bright Eyed with Melon by Dr. Nicholas Perricone

    Weekend plans: Small New Year gathering with friends and Euro board games

    Current cleanser: Olay cleansing cloths for sensitive skin

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!

  3. Mellan is such a cutie pie! His puppy pictures melt my heart!

    Haul: At Sephora, I got Bella Bamba from Benefit and MUFE Mat Velvet+ (I like it so much better than the HD). From MAC, I got the Rose Ole highlight powder, Fix+ Lavender, NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic pencil, Lord it Up Pearlglide, and Honeylove. I forgot to get Feline. Shame on me! I’m buying it today.

    Weekend Plans: I’ll probably be out shopping for the New Years sales, hanging out with friends tonight.

    Cleanser: Clean & Clear for sensitive skin

    • Nadia

      Katie, Did you like the Honeylove lipstick? I hear it’s Matte though.

      • It’s a really nice color that is very much like ‘my lips but better’. It is a matte and it is drying so if you exfoliate first and think your lips can handle the dryness, then it’s a great pick. If you like the color but want something less drying with a more glossy finish, I’d check out Hug Me and Jubilee (both Lustres). Hope that helps!

  4. Kalex

    Aww baby dog! I’d love to get a puppy to keep my 3 year old German Shepherd company but puppies are so naughty… That’s why God made them so cute!


    Current Cleanser: Lancome CRÈME RADIANCE Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

  5. Wendy

    My haul this week:

    MAC Dark Diversion Fluidline, all 4 lip gelee’s, Rose Ole.

    Small haul this week! LOL

    OMG could Mellan possibly get any cuter?

  6. Haul: MAC Champale (of course) and a lip treatment because it is super dry here; tons of drugstore superbuys that I can’t pass up because I know prices this low aren’t possible in Canada (aka too many products to list!)

    Stuff I am doing for NYE: Hanging with family and attempting to wind down. My last 2 days before making the drive back-where did the week and a half go?

    Had an awesome photo session with Jeune Girl Photography yesterday. That was long overdue. I highly recommend everyone get a nice set of professional photos done if you can.

    Trying to put my mind into the right ‘state’ as 2011 is going to be a very busy year for me. If I can get in gear now, things are going to be GREAT!

    p.s. headed back to the drug store to get some more awesome deals
    p.p.s. going to rant about Keurig beverage machines as they seem completely worthless in my eyes.

  7. Tiffany

    Haul: way too much – MAC Chap Pale and Stylishly Yours, and 2 Stila Palettes from Ulta

    Weekend Plans: relax and watch football! Happy Friday, everyone!

  8. Megan

    Love the Mellan photos…they always make me smile! Thanks for all the swatches etc , Christine. your hard work is appreicated:)

    Haul: first haul in a while. MAC palette refills in Rule, Brown Script and Saddle

    Weekend plans: Dinner tonight with the bf, bring in the new year with friends.

    Current cleanser: Cetaphil…though I want to order some stuff from Origins, never tried anything from them before

    Happy New Year!

  9. Dawn

    Happy New Year!

    No haul for me this week, as I’ve been away at my parents’ for Christmas. Nobody buys me makeup as they think I’ve got enough lol. I did get lots of chocolates though.

    Tonight I will be seeing the New Year in with my kids, and the weekend will probably be spent getting things ready for their return to school in just a few days time.

  10. my heart melted … Mellan was soooooo adorable when he was a puppy. Though he still is adorable now =]

  11. Michelle

    I hauled a few pieces from Cham-Pale and Stylishly yours. I was so disappointed to find Feline on my waterline is Racoon city in about 15 minutes. I also ordered some RBL polishes because I’m hooked. My boyfriend bought me the Professional Sized UDPP for Christmas and the nozzle came clean off the first time I used it so I exchanged it for the BoS III. Yikes! Maybe I should take a week off… or at least until after Peacocky…

  12. Kelly Marie

    Haul: MAC Hark the Heraldry face kit, Ruby Woo lipstick, Feline eye kohl, Dior Diorshow mascara in black and eyelash primer

    Weekend plans: working tonight and tomorrow, going out after work tonight, a party after work tomorrow…taking full advantage of the school break!

    Current cleanser: Kate Somerville Daily Detox Cleanser

  13. Roxanne

    My heart melts when I look at Mellan :)

  14. Yihanna

    Haul: Urban Decays Naked Palette (I know its impossible but a girl can only dream) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Bourbon and Zero, Tarte’s Cheek Stain in Flush and Hard Candy’s Visibly Wet Glossy Lip Pencil in Candy Apple and Glamazon.

    Weekend plans: I might be getting engaged this weekend!!! I’m so exited and nervous but I’m trying to not get my hopes up just in case my boyfriend chickens out or was just trowing me bogus bread crumbs to sidetrack me and make it a surprise on another day. I do really hope he does this weekend :)

    Current cleanser: Olay’s Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser

  15. Nadia

    Haul: I bought MAC Viva Glam II and V lipsticks online yesterday. I am about to buy Mac’s Honeylove today.

    Plans for today: Run errands with my family and celebrate NYE at home as well as our daughter’s two week birthday.

    Plans for the rest of the weekend: Spend time with family and clean and organize around the house. Organization is one of my NY resolutions.

  16. Cathy

    Happy New Year! I am jealous of Mellan’s wardrobe. Does he have a New Year’s outfit?

    UD – Deluxe e/s in Adore, Fishnet and Sting and Big Buddha kabuki
    Mac l/g – on display
    NARS – orgasm illuminator
    Too Faced – borderline anti-feathering lip pencil
    Smashbox – waterproff shadow liner in Fan Club, Eye Beam double ended eye brightener and l/g in Pure

    I need to do a no/low buy in 2011, but with Peacocky and Jeanius coming up I just don’t see how its possible! I wasn’t planning on buying anything from Mickey Contractor either until I saw your swatches. But thank you, you have saved me from making so many unnecessary purchase this year. I love the dupe comparisons you have been doing!

    Weekend plans: Ski trip with my boyfriend

    Current cleanser – Generic BP cream cleanser, per my derm. Right now I am using the CVS brand

  17. Kenneth S.

    Haul: Illamasqua Cream eyeshadow in Suck, Illamasqua 4 colour liquid metal palette, Illamasqua nailpolish in scorn, Illamasqua Nail Quils, a lot of mac… (London always gets me broke!)

    Weekend plans: Tonight: So you think you can dance new years party! Tomorrow salvation! Sunday studio 54!
    Current cleanser: MAC!

  18. Laura

    Aw, baby mellan already knew he liked his photo taken.

    Haul Cham-pale palette, soriee nailpolish, gold mine e/s, saddle e/s, Swiss chocolate e/s, all that glitters e/s, and a perfume rollerball from Burberry.

    Weekend plans – spend the weekend with family

    Have a wonderful new year!

  19. Rosamaria

    Haul: Cham-Pale and Stylishly Yours

    Plans: relaxing with family

    Cleanser: SK-II facial cleanser. Recently discovered this line and I love it!

  20. Ada

    Bought Dark Diversion and Movie Star Red.

    Mellan is so handsome!

  21. Christine

    Haul-2 lip gelee’s from Champale as well as one of the only 6 felines they got in; Also scored one of Guerlain’s meteorites, some korres lip butter and dermalogica clean start mattifying face cream :)
    Plans-New years eve with my husband and daughter
    Current Cleanser- I use proavtive at night, and Vichy acne care in the AM, I also did a Beauty Control acid peel and microdermabrasion last night so I am reallllly glowing today :)

  22. NicoleJax

    -MAC Cham-Pale
    -MAC Stylishly You (only Style Curve)
    -MAC lipsticks (Hue, Heartless)
    -MAC lip liners (Currant, Mahogany)
    -MAC gloss (Wicked Ways, Mad Cap)
    -MAC eyeshadow (Scene)
    -MAC blush (Raizin)
    Sephora Favorite Lip gloss Set

    Favorite Product: Urban Decay Naked. I was on the waiting list for two months and I just got it in the mail last week. I LOVE it. I’m a neutral girl and I have to play with it everyday.

    Weekend Plans: Celebrating my 3rd anniversary.

  23. Dawn

    Haul: MAC MSF Natural Light and Calm Mode TLC, some stuff from the B&BW sale (had a gift card). I am debating getting some things I want this weekend with a giftcard at Seohora. I’m bad at saving them!

    Weekend plans: Figure out my new year’s resolutions, change the battery in my car, early spring cleaning!

    Current cleanser: Neutrogena Grapefruit Acne Scrub

  24. Joanna

    Happy belated birthday, Mellan!

    Haul: Some MAC Cham-Pale items: Caviar Dreams, Chilled on Ice, Flustered, Rose Ole and the Complete Comfort Crème

    Weekend plans: Putting away the Christmas decorations and a Star Wars marathon with my fiancé!

    Current cleanser: Renee Rouleau gentle gel cleanser

  25. Daintynymph

    PUPPY! I love labs so much, so I will certainly never complain about you posting pictures of your boy.

  26. Lizzi

    Haul: Tickle Me Pink, Virgin Isle, Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles, MUFE creme in the gold color, and I had to buy a new pencil of UD’s 1999
    Weekend Plans: 3 months ago I bought my and my best friend NHL tickets to see right behind the Canucks bench when they play here in Dallas tonight. It cost a pretty penny, but he’s from Vancouver and its our tradition to go to the NYE Dallas hockey game every year! Go Canucks!!
    Current cleanser: Clearisil pads and Lush’s blueberry mask, I forget the name….

  27. Amber

    Mellan is so cute! I love the sombrero pic!

    this weeks haul – ordered UD Show Pony palette + Stila Color Wheel palette which I have wanted for a looong time! Also ordered one of the new chubby stick color balms from Clinique as I haven’t bought from them in awhile and I always want new lippies! I need a lot of moisture, so I hope these are nice.
    Also ordered DHC Cleansing oil – trying to find a cheaper alternative to Lancome’s oil cleanser and this one gets rave reviews.
    AND I bought some nail pretties – Revlon Perplex and a sparkly silver/blue topcoat one which the name of escapes me. And Milani Gold one coat glitter nail polish.

  28. April

    Haul: 14 MAC E/S refills in : Sable, Amber Lights, Shroom, All That Glitters. Tempting, Woodwinked, Cork, Wedge, Naked Lunch, Soft Brown, Jest, Ricepaper, Antiqued, and Saddle. Bought all of them based off your swatches! Plus I got Feline Eye Kohl-which I HATE LOL, and I Get No Kick Eye Kohl-which I LOVE lol.

    Weekend Plans: Staying home before school starts back for me and my daughters.

    Current Cleanser: Proactive, love this stuff as my face used to break out REALLY bad. The only thing is that now my face stays really dry and I can’t seem to find a moisturizer that really works well. I’ve tried all of Clinique’s so far with no luck:( Thinking about either Murad or Origins next….any suggestions would be greatly appreciated from anyone!

  29. Kelli

    This is the First Free for Haul Friday I’ve done in like 3 months – woohoo!


    Chanel Nail Polishes in Black Pearl, Pearl Drop and Peche Nacree (my first Chanel polishes, yay!)
    Chanel Soho de Chanel Highlighting Powder
    LUSH – took advantage of the Boxing Day sale and am now stocked up on bath products for the next year, maybe even 2 : )

    Weekend plans: My best friend is getting married tomorrow and I’m in her wedding – so excited!

    Current Cleanser: Clinique Foaming Cleanser but that’s just today. I change my cleansers like once a week – probably not great for my skin but oh well

  30. Monica

    Haul: MAC ProLong Wear foundation, Blacktrack fluidline, Dangerous Cuvee paintpot, Caviar Dreams quad.

    Weekend Plans: Working this afternoon until 3, and then going home. probably lots of rum is in my future.

    Current cleanser: Cetaphil, but moving on shortly to something that can better treat my acne.

  31. natalia

    Paintpot in Vintage Selection
    Paintpot in Dangerous Cuvee
    Pro Longwear Foundation in NC 25 (never been so pale!)
    Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed
    (I really wanted the Universal but the Nordstrom counter MA said its discontinued??? anyone hear of that?)

    Weekend plans: Recovering from a stomach bug so staying in with the bf and watch movies!

    Current cleanser: Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Creme Cleanser

  32. Julia

    Mellan is adorable!

    Most recent Haul:
    MAC Cham-pale collection- Luxure Lip Gelee, Paint pot in Chilled on Ice
    MAC Angel Lipstick!

    New Year’s Eve Plans: having 9 friends over to eat food and have fun! The girls are sleeping over, the guys will go home hahaha.

    New Year’s resolutions: Drink/eat healthier, exercise more, get contacts, get my driver’s license in April, and expand my makeup collection without over spending.

  33. Lauryl

    Yay for Christmas Eve puppies! My dog had a litter on the same day a few years ago. Mellan looks like such a sweetie in those pictures.

  34. Haul: Nada. I’m trying to be good this week lol.

    Weekend plans: Eat, read and work on grants stuff.

    Current cleanser: Cetaphil & Clean&Clear 360.

    I love Fridays because that’s when we get Mellan pictures. He’s so cute.

  35. Liz Mc

    Mellan is adorable!

    Haul – MAC Chez Chez Lame, Play it Proper, and I Get No Kick. I’m out of town but it’s being shipped to my house and will be there when I get back. Yay!

    Plans – quiet night with my parents and hubby then driving the 7 hours back home starting tommorrow AM.

    Current cleanser – Yves Rocher gel in the red tube (can’t remember name of it). It works great for me but they’ve discontinued it. :(

  36. laura

    happy new year to you Christine and to Mellan too^^

  37. Elfa

    Haul: the quint and the quad eyeshadow pallettes from Chanel spring.
    Weekend plans: stay inside drinking chai and watching movies with my husband and one year old.
    Cleanser: mac cremewash

  38. Nicole

    Haul: I bought 4 MAC products: Opulash Mascara, 266 Brush and body Beauty Powders Too Chic and Play it Propper.

    Weekend plans: Just Chillin, trying to sleep a lot and do some research.

    Current cleanser: Kiehl’s Yerba Mate Tea Cleanser. I love this stuff, because it doesn’t break me out.

  39. Tekoa

    *totally melts at the 8 week puppy pictures* What is it about baby animals that makes humans go warm and fuzzy inside? Mellen has grown into a handsome boy!

  40. Angie

    Haul: my husband got me a $50 MAC gift card (from our dog) and learned the eye cream was being discontinued so he got me a couple of those. He also picked up the Pink Nouveau lipstick since he did’nt realize that Nicki Manji was on line only. What a great husband!

    This NYE is spent with Big Freedia! Can’t beat hanging out 30 ft from your house on New Years.



    I’m jealous that you can get your dog to stay in costume!

  41. Rita

    The new collections are not here yet, so I only received my Gesina l/s order. I like it, especially the texture.
    I’m using Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser. It’s a new product for me.
    I’m just relaxing tonight, and on Sunday I’m having some champale!
    Happy new year!

  42. Marcela

    those puppy Mellan pics had me swooning!
    HAUL: went to MAC with some christmas money! Bought stuff from ChamPale, Chez Chez Lame highlight powder, Bubble Lounge Lipgelee, Chilled on Ice paintpot, Feline pencil
    WEEKEND PLANS: Party for the new year!
    CLEANSER: Neutragena pomegranate foaming gel

  43. Carrie Ann

    Oh, my goodness. Those puppy pictures are killing me! :)

    Haul: I Get No Kick Eye Kohl, Bubble Lounge & Straight to the Head Lipgelees, Too Chic Beauty Powder, Virgin Isle Cream Colour Base, Soiree nail lacquer, Quiet, Please lipstick, Glamorous Mineralize Kit (from Tartan Tale), Stila’s Fabulous in Fiji Travel Palette and Korres Melon Body Collection.

    Weekend plans: New Years Eve party.

    Current cleanser: Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant cleanser

  44. Christy

    holy smoke! he’s adorable!!!!!!

  45. OMG puppie Melan is SO CUTE.

  46. Haul: I Get No Kick eyeliner. I love it!

    Weekend Plans: Celebrating New Years with friends from college.

    Current cleanser: Lush’s Fresh Farmacy

  47. Ani_BEE

    Haul: MAC’s Dark Diversion, Feline and MSF Natural Light.

    Weekend plans: News Years with the stomach flu. >_<

    Current cleanser: Spectro Jel

  48. Maria

    Haul: Delightful shopping trip yesterday! Mac Cosmo & Milan Mode, MUFE Aqua Eyes 7L (turquoise), NARS Mata Hari blush, MUFE #61 blush! Also saw/swatched the MAC Peacocky collection (it was out on display at MAC Pro in Toronto) and it looks so nice, especially the lip products, which are super shiny and pigmented. Want want want!

    Weekend plans: moving back into university residence & finishing a book & volunteer application!

    Current cleanser: Water + salicylic acid wipes

  49. Polly

    What a cute puppy!!! Let me kiss him once as (my) New Year’s gift hehe ^^

    Haul: Cle de Peau Extra Rich T4!! Just bought it today! lovely nude shade <3

    On me, it looks like your Guerlain Gabrielle lips swatch but not as pink, just peach.

    Weekend plans: Go seeing my relatives and have a party at my aunty house.

    Current cleanser: Baby oil! Keep skin soft :3

  50. Veronica

    Haul: Estee Lauder Coach Gift Set…kinda. My dad tried to get me it for Christmas, Macy’s was sold out in our area but sent one down from a different store (Duluth, MN) for my dad to pick up. Someone sold it by mistake so Estee Lauder/Macy’s sent me the Coach cosmetics pouch that came with the set, two lipglosses (Blush, Berry), three lipsticks (Candy, Pink Parfait, Pinkberry), two mini mascaras (More Than Mascara in Rich Black and Sumptuous in Black), mini Beautiful perfume and Beautiful perfumed body lotion, along with a mini bottle of Advanced Night Repair, bottle of makeup remover and a few brushes…ALL FOR FREE. The set didn’t come with much besides the bag (a few lipsticks, a gloss, and an eyeshadow trio) so this was a nice treat. I also received Lancome Blush Subtil in Sheer Amourouse, Chanel lipgloss in Spark, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in Black, Kiehl’s Soymilk and Honey Body Polish and YSL Parisienne perfume from my aunt who works at Neiman Marcus…and Philosophy Body Wash in English Toffee and Candy Cane from my mom! Sorry this is so long!

    Weekend plans: Work (Saturday AM/Sunday AM). Going to watch the NHL Winter Classic game with my dad tomorrow, unless the game is postponed due to weather. Go Penguins!

    Current cleanser: L’Oreal’s Go 360 Clean. Great for removing makeup but no other benefits besides that, unfortunately. I hope to buy a nicer cleanser and moisturizer later this week but I’ve been unable to decide on which ones I’d like (for reference, I have normal/dry skin with redness and the occasional blemish…any suggestions?)

    Have a great New Year’s, Christine!

  51. DallasBrownEyes


    Happy 2011 to Mellan, Christine, and Shaun!!!

  52. Corutney

    since i didnt participate last week, i’ll post last weeks haul this week!
    -urban deacay deluxe palette
    -urban decay cowboy junkie set
    -tarte inner rim liner

    not beauty related but…
    -miss me jeans

    -stuff to color my hair

    boyfriend and i are having a new years eve party tonight! tomorrow who knows, probably just cleaning and being lazy. Sunday the boyfriend is taking me to an indoor shooting range, hes trying to become LMPD so he needs to practice, and im going to!

    morning- loreal paris go 360 deep sensitive cleanser
    night- lush’s angels on bare sking followed by the 360 cleanser.

    melans a cutie!
    have a good new year everyone :)

  53. z

    Haul- the whole cham-pale collection! Love it!

    Weekend plans-wedding in Newport, RI. Going to be so much fun to ring in the new year with friends.

    Current cleanser- philosophy real purity with my clarisonic. Can’t live without my clarisonic!

  54. Ru

    Haul: MAC Cham-Pale: Che Che Lame, MAC Stylishly Yours: Tickle Me Pink Creme Color; Groundwork Paintpot; Bought Feline Kohl power too but returned it after the smudgy mess it created

    Weekend plans: NYE going out with a group of ppl for a 5 course dinner, and hanging out till the ball drops and after ;p Pondering my makeup as we speak

    Current cleanser: Biore Cool Refereshing Acne Cleanser- works surprisingly well with the Clairsonic!

  55. Haul: MAC Peacocky, a few things from Mickey Contractor (the blushes I actually quite like! That highlighter is really pretty and not at all like Emphasize), the very few items that I picked up from right-after-Christmas collections… a Pigment and a Paint Pot? And three extra Feline penciles! Woohoo!

    Weekend plans: Working on my music website and getting it ready to launch. Preparing my YouTube contest prizes and all that jazz (I’ve been purchasing little bits from almost every collection over the last year and I now have a grocery bag FULL of makeup to give away!) Hopefully getting a Peacocky review together as well (today I’m testing out the lip products)!

    Current cleanser: Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged facial clenser. I’m still in love with this stuff! It feels more like a moisturizer than a cleanser :)

  56. Annie

    -MAC: Cham-pale (I Get No Kick, Feline, Vintage Selection, Calm Mode, Soiree), Stylishly Yours (Tickle Me Pink), Tartan Tale (Glamora Castle, Semi-Precious), and Funtabulous d/g.
    -Chanel Spring: Peregrina l/s, Genie gloss, Espiegle blush, Pearl Drop n/l
    I’ve been bad, but I love all of it!! Thanks for your reviews :)

    Weekend Plans:
    New Years Eve w/ my bf’s family tonight. And I think I want to start a blog as a resolution :)

    Current Cleanser:
    Mac Cleanse Off and Fresh Soy Cleanser.

  57. Tiffanie

    Haul: MAC Stylishly Yours

    Weekend plans: Celebrating my birthday today. Later on tonight celebrate New Years Eve with the bf and family. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Current cleanser: honestly, I steal some of my sister homemade cleanser every morning.

  58. Haul: MAC Vintage Selection paint pot, Smashbox Perfect Smokey Eye kit, B&BW Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter, B&BW Midnight Pomegranate Shea Cashmere hand creme.

    Weekend Plans: Family Christmas party, then driving back to SC from MS to go back to school!

    Current Cleanser: CVS Pink Grapefruit Acne Clearing Scrub – it’s a knockoff of the Neutrogena scrub, and I’m loving it so far. It actually seems to be clearing my skin!

  59. Jennifer F

    Haul: Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar, Mildew 24/7 eyeliner, 3 Accessorize nail polishes.

    Weekend Plans: New Years with the boyfriend.

    Current cleanser: Lush Buche de Noel.

  60. Jenn

    NARS Douceur, MAC Feline and a little LUSH gift set for me! I think I did a pretty good job with after the Christmas sales. :)

  61. vivian

    (mini) haul: feline kohl power!!! and a mac 209 brush
    weekend plans: celebrate new years yay!!
    current cleanser: neutrogena oil free face wash (the green one)

  62. sasha

    i also use the fresh soy cleanser. i love the smell and it’s so gentle. i got a bunch of free full size bottles from sephora with the skincare challenge deal so i have a bunch in my cabinet.

  63. Tiffany

    i used a giftcard to purchase
    Inglot’s face and body illuminator in #65-pinkish gold
    eyeliner pencils in 21-chocolate brown & 36-royal purple
    a freedom system duo in heather gray and black w/ blue sparkle

  64. Tiffany

    Oh I
    weekend plans: rest and not leave the house until work on Monday morning
    facial cleanser: Olay for sensitive skin

  65. Haul: I’ve been very good lately in not buying anything I don’t need. The last beauty product I bought was actually consider skincare. I bought the CeraVe Moisturizing PM Lotion. It’s a godsend! I love it for winter time

    Weekend plans: I am going to spend time with my family, great way to ring in the new year =)

    Current cleanser: This Korean foam cleanser I bought the last time I was in NYC Chinatown. I forget what it’s called, but it lathers up quite well!

  66. DonnaN

    Awe, Mellan is so cute!! Those baby pics are PRICELESS!!!

    Christmas Haul–Philosophy 32oz. Apricots & Cream body lotion, two empty rollerball dispensers for my perfume oils, Chanel NAKKAR lipgloss and BLACK PEARL n/p, Benefit BELLA BAMMA blush, a new large-barrel curling iron and CHI Iron Guard spray

    Post-Holiday Haul–
    MAC–From Cham Pale, I got BUBBLE LOUNGE, I GET NO KICK and two FELINE pencils. Went back today for PLAY IT PROPER from Stylishly Yours + I reserved a few items from Peacocky, which I will most likely add to before next-weeks’ launch. I’m on the fence about the Mickey Contractor collection, mainly since no where around here will probably have it…..I’ve about given up hope even BEFORE it officially launches….oh well!

    SEPHORA–Stila Travel Palettes ROAD TO RADIANCE ACROSS THE USA (#1) and FABULOUS IN FIJI (#5), Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in SUGAR, Dior’s Diorshow Iconic mascara in MARINE (Navy Blue) and Pacifica’s HAWAIIAN RUBY GUAVA Rollerball Perfume. Still on the hunt for the ever-elusive UD NAKED palette….I’m about to give up hope!

    LUSH–Bubblegum Lip Scrub….until we move into a house with a BETTER bathroom, I’m limited to what I can buy at LUSH, since the tub isn’t that conducive to luxurious bubble baths (sniff-sniff)

    TARGET–A Burt’s Bees Healthy Hands set, which contained a full-size Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme, a pair of cotton gloves in Bee Yellow and a sample of their Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and a tin of Mama Bee Belly Balm (for my ever-expanding pregnant belly)

    and finally Wal-Mart–Hard Candy’s Hide & Glow Cheek Due Cheek Tint in PILLOW TALK. I wore this today and really like it!!

    Weekend Plans: Tonight, we continue the tradition of Chinese food on NYE, but I will probably be asleep before the ball drop at midnight. Hubby has to work tomorrow, so I’m heading to my friends house for a NYD Brunch Open House and then home for a nap.

    Current Cleanser–first I remove my makeup with Say YES to Cucumber’s Facial Cleansing Wipes and then use my Clarisonic and Philosophy’s Purity cleanser.

  67. AnGeLwInGz

    I want a Mellan! Pretty sweet haul this week. For Christmas I got a Clarisonic and Thierry Mugler Womanity perfume. I treated myself to Illamasqua Ore pigment (finally back in stock!), UD Greed primer potion, Chanel Espiegle blush and Inimitable Intense mascara, Dior Brow Styler and the 3 new nail polishes: Gris Montaigne, NY 57th, and Bond Street.

  68. patricia treml

    NARS Hungry Heart for New Years!
    Oh my gosh.. Mellan is so ADORABLE! I love puppy photos (even though they stay puppies forever) Happy 3 years Mellan!

  69. Madeline

    I love the fresh soy cleaner too!! I also like a Guerlsins face cleaner
    It’s amazing and takes off makeup well
    Also. Bare essentials puts out a little packet of 20 q tips that have a water cleaner in then. Just $5. I usu keep one in my pocket for quick eye shadow cleanup

  70. Dana

    MAC Dark Diversion and Feline
    Essie Wicked and Chinchilly

    Weekend: House party tonight and brunch tomorrow with fam and friends

    Cleanser: Cetaphil daily and DDF 5% Glycolic cleanser 2X a week

    A Happy and Healthy New Year Everyone 😀

  71. Wendy

    Haul; stila eyeshadows in sparkle, twig & oasis. I also bought several crown brushes . From Mac: too chic beauty powder, virgin isle, romp e/s, dazzlelighte/s and a 188 brush

  72. Christina M.

    HAUL: MAC’s Movie Star Red cream base & Play it Proper beauty powder, MUFE travel sized HD powder, Kat VonD Adora palette and more of my Shiseido cleanser.

    WEEKEND PLANS: working, cleaning & knitting.

    CURRENT CLEANSER: Shiseido’s White Lucent Brightening cleanser, my skin tone has started to even out

  73. Rebecca

    this dog is so adorable =)

    haul: cham-pale: chez chez lame and feline, new 15 palette

    plans: sleeping 😛

  74. Melissa

    Melon then and now is so cute! There is no way my dog would sit still for pictures!

  75. amy

    HAUL: stila large color wheel palett, and waiting on a super-size apricots and cream lotion from philosophy (via sephora)plus phil’s unconditional love perfume.
    PLANS: NYE dinner party with friends, think will be low-key as host is pregnant, and trying to get motivation to start washing and ironing work shirts for next week…not sure what inbetween.
    Cleanser: Using up a cream cleanser from Nars that I hate, alternating with philosophy and a “natural” pineapple enzyme cleanser I got from health section at grocery store. Not sure what I will use when that all runs out. Any ideas?? I have oily skin, with occaisional blemishes.

    • amy

      oh…and am also trying out Fresh’s soy cleanser, not really loving it either…way expensive, and not great for keeping blemishes away.

  76. Jadyn

    Haul: My first MAC lipstick in Creme cup!! And I love it!!! And then also my first NARS creme blush in cactus flower!

    Plans: sleep. Cuz school starts on Monday:(

    Cleanser: clean and clear 3-in-1 exfoliator for those darn pimples

  77. saku

    Haul: A few from Cham-Pale.

    Plans: Working and trying to get some sleep.

    Cleanser: Dove sensitive soap, and warm water through the day. Until I can try something more.

  78. Helen

    Haul: 6 Maybelline baked eye shadows (yes, went a little crazy there, but so cheap! Plus, I get a 20% associate’s discount) – sinful sinnamon, carbon frost, lawless lavender, silver starlet, tantalizing teal, silver stunner, and purple pearl.

  79. Haul: MAC: SY & CP: Something New & Style Curve lipsticks, Violet pigment, and I Get No Kick eye kohl. I also picked up some Milani glitter liners on clearance at Walgreens, and some L’Oreal H.I.P. kohls, pigments, and duo shadows on clearance at CVS.

    Weekend plans: Relax, cleaning, and organizing

    Current cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating cleanser


  80. Laura


    MAC – nothing too exciting from the new collections, so I went with … 15 eyeshadow palette (3rd!), eyeshadows (knight divine, moons reflection, crystal avalanche), High Tea lipstick

    Sephora – Stila eye kajal in Sapphire, almost bought DiorShow Blackout but chickened out!

    Weekend: New Years celebrations with the b/f :)

    Current Cleanser: Neutrogena makeup removing pads, water, and CVS oil free face wash (been using it for years and love it)

  81. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Coucou petit chien!!! I love dogs and this one reminds me my little dog. This is a labrador Retriever and these dogs are cute, quiet, nice and loyal… Mine was mixed German Shepherd Dog and English Cocker Spaniel but looked like a mini Irish setter in golden black (Imagine). Such a souvenir!!
    Anyway, I love your dog, Christine… and I love how you dress your dog…

  82. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Now, My haul
    Mac Pigments in cornflowers, and a set of lipglass from A tartan tale collection for my brother’s fiancée.
    Weekend plans: working as I am a independent editor, too much work to do.
    Current cleanser: I do my own cosmetics, so my cleanser….
    and hug your dog for me…

  83. Kat

    Haul: My first MAC purchases! A 217 brush, brush cleanser and Select MoistureCover concealer :)

    Weekend plans: Relaxing and prepping for university! It starts on the 4th with an almost 7 hour day :/

    Current cleanser: Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser

  84. gloria

    awwwww! he is SO cute!

  85. Lauren

    My haul: Caviar Dreams eyeshadow quad, Vintage Selection paint pot, Opulash, Prep and Prime Lash, Rose Ole, Quiet Please (i guess i got lucky because its a lot bigger than the average MAC lipstick- guess i got a mutant one), Bubble Lounge, Feline, I Get No Kick, Soiree, Clear Lipglass, Something New, Madly Personal, Dark Diverson, Follow Your Fancy, and the darker chromagraphic pencil (i want to buy a ton of these, because I use it before I put concealer on because I have very dark under-eye circles, and this does the trick!) I wanted to pick up some brushes but my wallet wasn’t having any of that :(

    Cleanser- MAC Lightful

  86. Natalie

    Haul: MAC ChamPale & Stylishly Yours collections, MAC Underage lip glass (how did I ever live without this?!), Guerlain Terracotta Blondes 01 bronzer, Guerlain Meteorites brush, Guerlain eye kohl, Sonia Kashuk silver kabuki brush

    Since the weekend passed, my resolution is: limit my makeup buying! I need to stop using my freelancing as fuel for the beast and really only stick to what I need to work or a few indulgences here and there. I have no more room!

    And Mellan is so so so adorable!