Friday, April 1st, 2011

Free for Haul Friday

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:  Philosophy shower gels–they had one of those 10, 15, 30, 40% off coupons and I managed to snag a 40% off so I couldn’t resist!

Weekend plans:  I really want to clean and re-organize the office.  Oh, and go out to celebrate graduating from the MBA program! :)

One product you recommend to everyone:  Jack Black Lip Balm! I think I have 10+ brand new ones here, just so I will never run low.

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

This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan with his girlfriend Luna… they were getting Starbucks!

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189 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #074

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Manisha Manisha

    Congrats on graduating !!!

  2. Congrats on graduating!

    I bought some Too Faced Brushes and Glitter Glue.

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

    MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass…trying to haul new sheen supreme in Can’t get enough and Behave yourself but sold out :(

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catherine Catherine

    CONGRATS for your graduation! I am studying law and MBA too but in Québec and can’t wait to say “i graduated”…in two years!!!

  5. Haul -Essie nail polish neons from their old collection , that I just found on sale! Also got Orly Space Cadet finally and CND Sapphire Sparkle! I’m very excited!

    Weekend Plans- working :( and my cousins wedding shower also !

    One product you recommend to everyone – The new wet n wild nail polishes fast dry, the ones with the cute names! They are very nice for the price you pay for these!

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

    Oh and weekend plans are to have friends over for dinner tonight, relax tomorrow and go to the circus with my husband on Sunday :-)

    My most recommended products are Morrocan Oil for Hair, and Kiehl’s ultra facial cream….and recently Mac Careblend powder

  7. Svetlana

    Haul:
    MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow,
    MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow
    MAC Fix +
    MAC Strobe cream
    Estee Lauder Double wear eye pencil in Bronze
    Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush on Illuminator in 07 Soft Pink
    Garnier Anti Dark Circles Roll-on in 02 Fair
    I Lash Fake lashes

    Weekend plans: To study!:)

  8. Hannah

    Ooooh you got lucky with the 40% off! What all shower gels did you get??

    • I don’t even remember, but I got ones I hadn’t tried before – I know I bought the drink mix ones (like Margarita and Daiquiri), a few of their classics like Amazing Grace and so forth, since I’ve never tried those!

  9. Adria

    Haul: I’ve recently purchased new brands of nail polish that I haven’t tried- Rescue Beauty Lounge in Om, Chanel in Mica Rose and Peche Nacree, and Zoya in Midori, Heidi, Ginger, and Breezi. I’ve become bored with OPI, and their Texas collection just had me saying, “Enough already!” We will see how these brands work out!

    Weekend plans: Got to the movies with the husband, clean the house, and work on research papers!

    Product I’d recommend to everyone: Korres White Tea Cleanser. It works, and you don’t need a lot to get the job done.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Natalia natalia

    haul: hourglass mineral primer and nars deep throat

    weekend plans: didn’t get a chance to see Black Swan in theaters, so I’ll be redboxing it.

    Product I recommend to everyone: Wet n’ Wild Eyeshadows for people who aren’t interested in spending lots of money on makeup.

  11. I ordered a Clarisonic, a Guerlain bronzer and lip pencil. My credit card bill will be very big this month! I know Guerlain is one of your favorite brands (if not THE favorite) and now I feel like trying out a lot of their products.

  12. Karyn

    Yesterday I picked up Buxom eyeliner, a new pencil sharpener and today I’m gonna get some Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes!! As an aside Christine you’ve gotten me addicted to those Jack Black blams, they’re blooming perfect :D

    This weekend I’m going to go take my picture for Gackt’s SHOW YOUR HEART campaign to help show the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that they’re not forgotten. It’ll be in front of the Statue of Liberty!

    Congrats on leaving the MBA program! I hope you’re going to treat yourself to something spectacular :)

  13. My haul was tiny this week: MAC Pro Longwear concealer

    Weekend plans: Not much of anything, hanging with some friends, bbq, beer..

    Product I would recommend to everyone: LUSH Dream Cream! Every winter, my skin is painfully dry. Any lotion will moisturize, but this banished all of the red patches, and it soaks in nicely, without leaving a greasy feeling. It also cleared up little eczema spots that I’m prone to during the cold months.

    Congratulations on your graduation!

  14. Olga

    Both dogs are so beautiful!

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jae Jae

    Haul: Laura Mercier’s baked e/s in terracotta, lagoon and petal pink. I also picked up a gel lippie in sweet cherry.
    Weekend plans: Organize my closet and finish up some jewelry projects.
    One product you recommend to everyone: Lush bubblegum lip scrub. It leaves my lips feeling super soft and it smells yummy!

    Congrats on graduating, Christine!!!!

  16. Krystal

    Congrats on your MBA!!

  17. Didn’t haul anything this week! Plans for the weekend include RELAXING, shopping and maybe a couple movies!

    Congrats on your MBA, Christine!

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anna anna

    You graduated? Congrats! Haha thanks to you I have about 8 tubes of jack black at home now too!! Love it! The mint is my favorite.

  19. Paige

    Haul: Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eye Liner Set (YAY!!!!) and NARS Orgasm blush

    Weekend plans: Dinner with mom tonight and surprise party for a friend tomorrow, and then just enjoying the beautiful Texas weather!!

  20. Shilpa

    oh congrats on graduation! thats awesome. ill take an extra lipbalm ;)

    haul: couple wet n wild eye palettes and a blush. going to sephora later today w an open mind and open wallet!

    wkend: nothing in particular, feelin pretty lazy. might watch a movie w hubby.

    rec to all: hmm… facials! theyre my fav beauty ritual.

    mellan is so cute on his date. i think my dog only likes other male dogs, he might be gay- he’s never had a girlfriend!

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Betsy Betsy

    Those are two beautiful dog! (nice work, Mellan). I actually thought Luna was a stuffed animal. haha

  22. Megan

    Haul: 2 Mx Factor 200 Calorie mascara’s, TheBlam e/s in All About Alex and a Jack Black lip balm..excited about the e/s and lip balm Christine

    Plan: Getting together with friends I hadn’t seen in a while

    Product recommendation: MAC Brown Script e/s of the Sigma SS239!

  23. Kim

    congrats on graduation!

    i recommend almond croissants. just because they are tasty.
    makeup related, um, hmmm. i’m really liking Chanel Coquette now that Spring is slowly showing up in NYC.

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

    Congrats on graduating! MBA programmes are meant to be tough! Are you going to do the bar in future?
    I haven’t hauled – at home studying for my tax exams. But I’m planning to get some of the Guerlain Rouge Automatiques so I can’t wait for your review! :)

  25. Yazmin

    Haul: bobbi brown bronzing powders in natural and golden, bobbi brown shimmer brick in bronze, bobbi brown bronzing brush (SOOOO SOFTTTTT), bobbi eye liner brush. Chanel bronzer, mac eyeshadows in carbon and brun, nars lipgloss in chihahua (if thats how u spell it) nars creme blush in cactus flower (sooo prettyy)

    Weekend plans: Friends wedding on saturday, and friends birthday on sunday

    One product you recommend to everyone: Duac Once daily gel. THE BEST ACNE CREAM EVER, ITS CLEARED UP MY SKIN AND SPOTS AND HELPED TAKE AWAY MY SCARS. AND IF YOU USE IT BEFORE YOU APPLY MAKEUP, ITS THE BEST MAKEUP BASE EVER.

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

    Congrats on your hard work getting your MBA all while keeping us beauty addicts informed on the latest and greatest!!!!! I don’t know how you do it. I would send you a bottle of champagne if I could. By the way, looking at the men in the pic, is it warm enough to go without jackets where you live? I ask this as an envious Boston area resident who just got snowed on. :(

    • It was yucky and rainy for DAYS last week, which is unusual for us, but the past few days have been lovely – definitely jacket-free weather for the moment!

      I was born in the Boston area and hearing about your snow makes me shiver, LOL!

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    Congratulations on graduating!!

  28. listenlikethieves

    Haul: From Nordstrom Rack, a black leather DKNY jacket. Ooooh. From the MAC counter at Macy’s, Viva Glam I and Velvet Teddy lipsticks.

    Weekend plans: “Hop” tonight, museum tomorrow morning with friends.

    Product I recommend to everyone: Zoya nail polishes!

  29. Yiran

    Congratulations Christine!! I’m graduating this month too!!

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nadia A Nadia

    Haul: Over the last few weeks, I splurged on buying all three Tory Burch cosmetic bags that came out in the cutest butterfly print. I have received all three. This week, I also bought Mac’s Subculture lip liner, Urban Decay’s eyeliners in Zero, Bourbon, and a set that has Whiskey, Flipside, and a sharpener, and two NYX cream blushes.

    Weekend Plans: Spend time with my family and take my kids to a friend’s son’s birthday party.

    One product I recoomend to everyone is the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. This foundation is awesome! It makes me skin look natural and radiant. This foundation is pricey, but worth every penny. I was given a sample of the Nars Sheer Matte Foundation this week. I tried out that foundation. I absolutely love that on too. So I might be buying the Sheer Matte Foundation as well. These foundations are my “Holy Grail” foundations.

  31. Caroline

    Haul: Just received my Zoya nail polish order. I bought 6 different shades each from their Sunshine, Summertime and Intimate collection. Loving Kimmy right now.

    Weekend plans: hang with my little family and work.

    One product I recommend to everyone: Philosophy Help Me. It has made my face so freakn’ smooth, made my acne scars fade away, and most importantly, I haven’t broken out in months. LOVE this product!

    Christine, congrats on graduating!! What are you going to do with you free time?

  32. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dini Dini

    Congrats one your graduation! What a grand accomplishment!!! Love the Mellan picture too. :)

    Haul: Tarina Tarantino Floriculture pallette – beautiful shadows!

    Weekend plans: Enjoy the semi-spring like weather outdoors.

    One product you recommend to everyone: MUFE Microfinish HD powder

  33. Laura

    Congratulations on your MBA! A wonderful accomplishment! So much for you to look forward to now.
    Hauled some Essie in Sand Tropez, Nice is Nice, Topless and Barefoot, and Sweet Talker (SOOO pretty).

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Christine, congratulations to you on finishing your MBA! That is no mean feat and I hope you are even more proud than you are relieved! (a friend’s son is starting an MBA in Philadelphia soon and he’s very pleased). What are your plans next?

    Haul: Absolutely nothing (2nd week in a row – I am due for a splurge, I think)
    Weekend plans: celebratory dinner out tonight – my daughter was accepted to the teachers’ college of her choice (one of the best in the country!)
    Product I recommend….hmmmm, that is a tough one but I’m sure there is something (I just need to think about it!) Possibly Clarins’s Blue Orchid Oil or UDPP.

  35. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Wendy EvilPinkRobot

    Haul: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Lapdance, Kat Von D Lightning Sheer Lipgloss – Gunshine, Kat Von D Lock ‘N Load Makeup Setting Mist, Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Natural Lash Enhancing Mascara, Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer, Too Faced Glamour Dust – Glampire, OPI – You Don’t Know Jacques, Zoya – Pasha, Zoya – Edyta.

    Forgot to add these to my haul last week: NYX Round Case Lipstick – Chloe, NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Fuschia, Hot Red, and Pinky, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk and Black Bean.

    Weekend plans: Vacay in Las Vegas with the hubby. Ah, Vegas! My second home.

    One product I recommend to everyone: Neutrogena make-up remover wipes.

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

    Congratulations, Christine :)

    This week, MAC’s Quite Cute collection came out here in the UK, earlier than expected. From that I just got the quad, In Synch lip pencil and Play Time lipstick. I also got Sheen Supreme lipsticks in Insanely It (love, love, love) and Quite The Thing, Frayed To Order nail lacquer, Something Special cremeblend lush and Tenderdusk beauty powder (bought on ebay, and it came with a free Lipfusion Infatuation ‘Liquid Shine Multi-Action Lip Fattener’ in ‘Full Frontal’.

    I’m planning on doing as little as possible this weekend, as I’m getting over a bad cold

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carolina Lilastar

    OMG Christine congrats!!! I finished mine 2 years ago (feels like yesterday) but the thing I remember the most was the way I felt: like I had accomplished so much and that all that time, devotion and effort was worth it. I’m really happy for you. Smart, hard working, talented and beautiful, you so deserve it. Congrats again!
    Haul: UD Naked Pallette, 4 OPI nail polishes, MUFE Lipstick in 23.
    Weekend plans: Spring cleaning! it is that time of the year :)
    Product I recommend: Lately I’ve been obsesed with argan color stick by Josie Maran, great color, feels good on my skin, color stays all day and the smell is kind of spa-like which relaxes me and makes me feel pampered and it is good for your skin too!

  38. Congrats Christine.. So what now? Are you going to be doing any interning/ working in a job, or only focusing on temptalia?
    I bought The Balm shady Lady Volume 2 online!

  39. Adrienne

    7 spring tops from forever21. My mom got me a new pair of black tweezermans and Mac love nectar. Sonia kashuch don’t know how to spell her name eye makeup remover. And I guess I should pick up jack blacks lip balm since I have really dry lips and would love to try it!

    Weekend plans it’s my bfs moms bday so were going to dinner thinking about picking up something beauty related for her.

    I always recommend paint pots!

  40. Ana Krum

    OMG they look so cute, like they were paying attention to something…!

    Haul: I’m on a no-buy for 17 days now! But I’m waiting the arrival of NARS Foundation Pump, LM Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain, 2 Clinique High Impact Mascaras and Benefit Creaseless Creme Shadows in Flatter Me and R.S.V.P. (I SO wanted Birthday Suit, but it was unavailable!)

    Weekend plans: Studying and hanging out with friends!

    One product you recommend to everyone: Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliners are AMAZING!

  41. Ani_BEE

    Haul: Again nothing the the mail.

    Weekend plans: Nothing planned

    One product you recommend to everyone: Jack Black Lip Balm and La Femme blushes. Processing an order is slow (2 months) but they are so worth it.

    Congrats on graduating!

    Love the photo to bag you had to blur the guy’s faces. lol

  42. Rachel

    Haul: 4 Rock and Republic eye shadows in; spy, alloy, hangover and revenge. 2 R&R lip glosses in loudmouth and muse. UDPP in Eden.

    Weekend plans: Nothing so far but that day is still young!

  43. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Celine Celine

    some stuff from the new mac quite cute collection. except when my sakura blush got delivered today the heart was all broken :( was so excited aswell. ive had to send it back. gonna have to wait ages now for a new one x

  44. Nessa

    What’s MBA stand for? Sounds like a chill weekend . Enjoy. =-). Xoxo

  45. Haul: My Bobbi Brown Dress for Success haul came in from Macy’s yesterday. Still waiting on my Benefit and Soothing Suds hauls to ship :)

    Weekend plans: Catching up on my blogging, reading my blogs, and getting my tax paperwork ready. Should my tax refund go towards more make-up? LOL

    One product you recommend to everyone: Two things, Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils. Both never fail and should be a staple of every make-up kit no matter how small!

  46. Darlene

    I did actually haul this week! My husband let me loose in Sephora! So I got the Cargo Safari set (it’s so cute, and it’s pretty awesome). I bought some of the Sephora brand mineral powder to try out and compare against Bare Minerals, and I got the Bare Minerals oil-control face primer to try out.

    Later in the week I went to Sally’s and picked up 2 China Glaze polishes: “Virtual Violet” (love it) and I let my 3 year old son pick a color for me, he chose “Light My Tiki.” He loves to look at the color in the bottles and help me choose which colors to wear.

    This weekend is my older son’s 5th birthday party! It’s a big weekend for him! It’ll be fun.

    And congrats on the MBA Christine! I got mine 7 years ago… glad I did it when I was young, before I had kids! :)

  47. Rita

    Haul: Quite Cute came out here today, and I got all the purples of course: Sakura Blush, I ♥ U Plushglass, Play Time l/s, and also Candy Yum-Yum l/s.
    Earlier this week I got a UD 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Sin. HG! I can recommend it to everyone! For the first time since ever my eyeshadows stay put all day with no primer (I have really problematic teary and creased eyes).

  48. Courtney

    Haul: Mac blush in Pink Cult (but I may return it cause it’s prettier in the case)

    Weekend plans: Getting hair dyed (adding some pink!), Exalted game with the boys, then improv show where I get to play one of my favorite bitchy characters.

    Products I recommend to all: OPI Nail Envy and powdered mineral foundation.

    PS: Congrats Christine!

  49. Oh I want to squeeze Mellan and Luna! They are so adorable! Dogs are the weakness for my boyfriend and I. We’ve been living together for 3 years and have gotten a new dog every year. You’re lucky you’re the only big dog lover because it’s so hard when the both both of you are! We don’t plan on having kids (everyone thinks we are so weird) so the dogs are our babies, haha. Do you plan on getting more dogs eventually Christine?

  50. haul: MAC brow pencil in Lingering
    MAC mineralize blush in Sakura from Quite Cute LE

    plans: going to Milan to MAC Pro… and many other make up shops *_*

    • Jasmine

      Congrats Christine! That must’ve taken a lot of hard work! And you still ran this blog? Wow! You must be very dedicated :o)
      Haul~ ELF Studio Complexion Brush (so soft!), NYX (buy one get one half off @ Ulta!) cream blush in Natural, and NYX e/s in Truely Taupe. And then, Walgreens has a sale this week where ALL Rimmel products are 50% off! So naturally I picked a few things: Lasting Finish Lipstick in Airy Fairy, Moisture Renew Lipgloss in Pink Protect, and Stay Matte pressed powder in translucent. All 3 only cost $10!
      A product I recommend for everyone is an eyelash curler! (I’ve only recently discovered the wonders it does)

      This four day weekend, I plan on relaxing and enjoying this beautiful San Francisco weather! (Which rarely happens)

  51. Congratulations! This is why you’re my role model. You educate yourself so much and work so hard and it’s finally paid off! You’re the best!! Oh and does Mellan usually drink lattes or…?

    Haul:  basically just drugstore stuff. Nothin at Sephora has appealed to me lately :/ I just got the Summer of love palette and 2 Afterglow blushes from HauteLook’s UD sale the other day :)

    Weekend plans: moving into my townhouse! I hate moving! But I’m pretty excited to set up my makeup room :))

    One product you recommend to everyone:  hmm I don’t know. Nothing really jumps out to me right now!

  52. Haul: I placed an order with ELF: HD Setting Powder, Midnight Blue cream liner, Golden Goddess pigment, Wild Wheat e/s.

    Weekend Plans: Reading a ton of books. I have a little spare time. I also want to get a headstart in math and read the next chapter.

    Product you would recommend to anyone: DHC Olive Virgin Oil. I have oily skin and it even works on me.

    Congratulations on graduating! I am graduating in May with an associate’s in liberal arts. Then I’m going to a four year school in the fall to major in anthropology. I filed my NYU application last night. You mentioned once that you attended Santa Clara University? I once worked on a model who is an associate professor of economics at that school. Funny story, really. :)

  53. Jill

    Congrats!! Law School, MBA, Temptalia…I don’t know how you do it all!! I sure do appreciate that you do it though! :)

    Haul: Urban Decay 24/7 15th Anniversary Set, Bobbi Brown cream lipstick in Baby, Mac lipstick in Freckletone and Velvet Teddy, Mac lip liner in Summer Fruit, Urban Decay palette in Show Pony(at Sephora for $16!!), and Summer Love, UD blush in Score, and Mac MSF in Petticoat. Too bad it was all online and I don’t have any of it yet!! :)

    Weekend Plans: Sleep hopefully! Spend some time with the hubs. :)

    Recommend: Mac Lustreglass lip gloss in Love Nectar! HG lip gloss!

  54. Nenita

    Haul: Today I pre-ordered from the MAC Quite Collection.
    I decided to get two l/s in Candy Yum Yum, and Quite Cute. Also I ordered the Naked lip liner.

    OPI Black Shatter
    MUF HD Powder
    Benefit’s Feelin’ Cheeky minis

    Weekend plans: Going to Sawgrass Mills Mall with a couple of friends tomorrow, today I’m just hanging out with my boyfriend, and Sunday is my lazy day.

    A product I recommend: I really like the MAC Fluidlines, and the MUF Aqua creamliner.

  55. Yeah, last week, I said I wasn’t buying anymore. I lied :|

    Walgreens: Rimmel Glam’Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara, 2 Sally Hansen polishes, WnW 521A

    eBay: UDPP Sin & Greed (squeeze tubes)

    Swaps: WAY too much to list.

    Weekend plans… I work all weekend. When I’m not at work, I have a paper to work on.

  56. Lauren

    Congratulations on graduating, Christine!

    Haul: Benefit’s Dallas, Urban Decay 24/7 shadow pencils in Midnight Cowboy and Wasteland (I already have Sin and I LOVE it), Tarte amazonian blush in Blissful (I am loving these new tarte blushes!), Urban Decay Primer Potion in the new tube, Philosophy’s The Birthday Party set, Nars eye shadow in Nepal, and Bumble & Bumble hair tonic!

    Weekend Plans: Oh I’m not sure, it is snowing wicked hard here (we are supposed to get about a foot), so I will probably just have a quiet weekend.

    Recommendation: Tarte’s Smooth Operator, it used to be marketed as a tinted moisturizer and now it is being sold as a foundation but it is amazing, it gives great coverage and makes my face glow. I have been using it for years, whenever I try something new I just end up back with this stuff!

  57. Rach

    Haul: My 8 BOGO polishes from Zoya: Apple, (green sparkle) Faye, (purple sparkle) Richelle (gold/copper sparkle) Tanzy, (Orange sparkle) Kimmy, (candy red sparkle) Phoebe, (bright blue matte) Veruschka, (dark green matte) and Lolly (bright pink matte), Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator, an Urban Decay Flipside (teal) 24/7 eye pencil, Seche Vite Rebuild Nail polish and an Urban Decay Ink for Eyes in Binge (navy) :3 It was a good week.

    Weekend plans: To see Clara Chung at my College for the Korean festival!!! So excited!! AND maybe see a movie.

    One product I would recommend to anyone/everyone: …. hmmmm I would have to say Urban Decay’s Lip Junkie Lip Gloss. I own a bunch of their colors but I have to say I love Midnight Cowboy. It’s that sheer nude sparkle than can just complete a look and not be overpowering. :)

    Have a great weekend everyone! and Congrats on graduating from your MBA program!

  58. Sabrina

    Congratulations on your graduation!

    Haul: UD Purple Haze eye shadow from HauteLook sale; Milani baked blushes in Rose D’Oro and Corallina; Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Pink Pop; Sally Hansen and Sinful Colors nail polishes and Essie Good to Go top coat

    Weekend plans: Spring cleaning, checking out spring sales, preparing for trip next weekend to Houston

    One product you recommend to everyone: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (feels great on my combination/acne-prone skin and costs less than $10 at Whole Foods)

  59. jenni

    mac miss behave blush and in synch lip pencil, an orabrush and a barry m goody bag i won :)
    take the mother in law out for a family meal for mothers day and buy presents for both mothers!
    avon solutions moisture boost plus is so good for crazy dry skin, its my mircale product but i think its being discontinued! i have about 4 backs ups.

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ember Ember

    Christine, congratulations on graduating from the MBA program. Enjoy your celebration.

  61. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Angela Angela

    Congrats on finishing your MBA. I bet it feels good that all the hard work is done! Nothing exciting for the wknd except sushi for dinner tonight at my fav place! The wknd is full of homework, projects all due end of April. Very excited about a new eyeshadow look I did: Stila prize, kitten, and too faced socialite. I looked at your gold eye looks & was inspired! thanks

  62. parris

    Congrats on Graduating Christine!!!

    I just got a new job so I decided to treat myself to some rbl polishes. I ordered purple haze, black russian, bruised, bikini bottom, stormy and yellow fever. I love rbl polishes.

    I’m loving the pic. It’s too cute. What kind of dog is Luna? I’ve been trying to figure it out but I’m stumped.

  63. Lindz

    Haul: products from zosimos botanicals, Rejuva minerals foundation, Mac eyeshadows in jest, haux, naked lunch, soft brown, mychelle cosmetics little kisses lip balm in the color suede (my lips but better) Mac vanilla pigment, 4 Milano baked blushes, and two japonesque eyeshadow brushes. Oh and a Mac plum color eye kohl called permaplum. Yikes!!! Did a little damage.

    Weekend plans- my friends 30th bday party that she named Pink Saturday.

    One product I recommend- crazy rumors lip balm or Rejuva minerals mineral foundation.

    • Lindz

      Congratulations Christine!!! I am with the others in saying I don’t know how you do it all! You’re amazing! Also, wanted to tell you I am trying to work on my eyeshadow skills and I’m finding your tutorials extremely helpful! Thank you! I have deep set eyes and whenever I do eyeshadow I look like I got punched in the face.

  64. Haul: I was busy and really random this week. Some skincare by Peter Thomas Roth, Some makeup (mascara and a couple blushes) from Youngblood, moisturizer from Clinique (for Jay), lipstick from Estee Lauder, only a FEW things from Quite Cute (though I did get those highlight pen thingies which I LURVE!) AND my big purchase was the new lighting system from Glamcor! That should be arriving next week and I’m really excited to try it out!

    Weekend plans: I’m with you on the cleaning and organizing! Congrats on graduating!!!

    One product you recommend to everyone: You know… It’s actually true: Jack Black Lip Balm. That and Aveda’s Hand Therapy hand moisturizer. I recommend to everyone. Love both of those products.

    • Haha, yay!!! I’m so pleased that there are other Jack Black Lip Balm fans out there :D

    • And let me know how the Glamcor system works out… had never heard of it until I googled just now!

      • Yea I swear by the Jack Black lip balms now – I don’t use anything else anymore (if I do I complain the WHOLE time! lol). I’m excited about the Glamcor lighting! I hope it improves my setup. I’m thinking about doing a splitscreen type of thing in post production – One side new lights, one side with the old lights. If it does indeed improve everything and turn out to look cool, I’m sure I’ll upload it just so people can see :) The whole thing should arrive next week (ordered it on Wednesday I think).

  65. Carrie Ann

    Congratulations on your graduation! How exciting!

    Cute picture! They’re both beautiful dogs.

    Haul: Estee Lauder Signature 5-Tone Shimmer Powder in Pink Shimmer, which is really pretty.

    Weekend plans: Garage sale.

    One product you recommend to everyone: Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils or Revlon Colorstay products.

  66. NeenaJ

    If Mellan and Luna have puppies, I want one!
    Congrats on your MBA, Christine!

    Haul:OMG, I didn’t buy any makeup this week!

    Weekend: attend a friend’s wedding tomorrow and bake my Mom a birthday cake. (NY-style crumbcake, something we don’t get here in the South.)

    Product: Inglot eyeshadows – AHHMAZING. The double sparkle formula (matte base with sparkles in it) is incredible.
    I’m really impressed with the Inglot Lip Paint too.

  67. Sara

    Congrats, Christine! I can’t imagine how busy you’ve been. Hopefully, you’ll actually get a chance to relax a bit.
    Haul-
    Ulta-Several OPI polishes, BOGO facials at Ulta , which I now highly recommend! Best $20 I’ve spent in a long time.
    Apple-New MacBook Pro, gotta love the student discount! I have an iPhone and iPad, but this is totally different. Lots of learning to do! Any suggestions welcomed!
    Weekend-Driving down to WV to see in-laws :-p and friends baby shower Sunday. And, I’m supposed to find time for my assignments.

  68. Luisafer

    Congrats on graduating!!!

  69. shuz4ever

    YAY on u’r MBA…Congrats Christine on graduating…have fun celebrating…u sooooo deserve it. And gotta say adore the photo of Mellan on his date with Luna…both are just too cute.

    Haul – Nothing but the weekend mall crawl is yet to begin;)
    Weekend Plans – My parents are visiting…so i will be spending time with them – shopping, eating, may catch a movie.
    One product i would recommend: Clinique 3 Step…love what it has done for me – clear, glowing, blemish free skin

  70. Nathalie

    Let’s see…last night ShopNBC was on and they were selling this in-shower self-tanner. It’s like a shower gel and you rinse it off and you get instant color. I think it’s called Tan Fabulous. I couldn’t resist so I ordered it at 1 am. But for a real haul, I got the Urban Decay Dangerous palette and Pony palette from the UD website. I also got Too Faced Primed and Poreless powder, and a Too Face retractable kabuki.

    My puppy always goes into my room early in the morning while I’m still in bed. I had to wake up early today. I forgot the close the bathroom door, and I got freaked out when she poked her head through the curtain while I was showering. I had to get out and let her out of my room, but it was so cute, and I giggled throughout the day thinking about it.

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    They are so cute!

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    Haul: Nothing… yet. I might go shopping soon :)
    Weekend plans: Celebrate my birthday on Sunday! I’m getting my hair and makeup done in the morning, and going out to dinner in the evening. Besides that, I have no plans yet.
    Product: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in Black. I think no matter what your makeup skills and style(s) are, everyone could use a black liquid liner. I find that pen style liners are easy to use, and Revlon’s is good quality and affordable at the same time.
    P.S. Congratulations on your graduation, and Mellan’s so cute!

  73. Brooke

    To celebrate actually getting a return on my taxes, I bought a Clarisonic and FAB Face cleanser to go with. Love them! Now I just wish Saturday wasn’t my Friday =)

  74. Amanda Dubs

    Heck yeah, congrats Christine! Ill be graduating too in May :)

    Haul: I got a few things from the UD event on hautelook; honey body powder, afterglow blush in score, pocket rocket in jesse, eyeshadow in Jones and ink for eyes in pyrotechnics.
    Weekend Plans: work a lot and do somework. Also the Medieval Fair is in town!

    One product you recommend to everyone: The naked palette of course! Haha, I have a lot of friends that like neutral eyes

  75. CeeBee

    Haul: Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lipsticks in Heather Rose & Sweet Nectar
    Boobi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua (to use as a blush)
    MAC Blushcreme in Posey
    L’Oreal Infalliable e/s in Forever Pink (been looking for this for AGES)
    Witchery e/s quad in Marble Sands
    Jordana lipgloss in Sunset Kiss (pretty gold glimmered coral)
    Guerlain Essence de Gloss in Violine
    Guerlain Blash G (Series Noire) – it took me 3 days to discover the cute little brush in the compartment underneath, LOL!
    Guerlian Idylle eau de parfum
    Zoya nailpolishes in Harley and Lianne
    butter London Scoundrel
    Topshop 4 pack of mini nailpolishes in Paint It On, Daredevil, Beyond the Sea and Adornment

    Weekend Plans: A wedding on Saturday and a funeral on Sunday :( Play with my BFF’s new puppies!

    One product to recommend: Jordana Blush – there’s a shade to suit anyone, the product is great and they’re $4 (or less!)

    Congratulations on graduating Christine!!! You must be so stoked :D

    • Thank you!! Not as stoked as I thought I’d be — hoping that maybe once law school wraps up, I will get that excited feeling, lol!

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    Congrats on graduating

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    Haul: Nothing. I have an Ulta 20% off EVERYTHING certificate that starts tomorrow so I plan on buying a few more UD shadow pencils and other stuff.
    Weekend Plans: Working. On schedule 13 days straight. Whew!
    One product you recommend to everyone: Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner. CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING CHRISTINE!!! It’s really one of the best feelings in the world, knowing how much you’ve accomplished through hard work and determination. How are you going to celebrate?

    • Thank you! We’re just going out to dinner. To be honest, I was hoping I would feel relief and accomplishment, but I guess since I’m still in law school through May, I haven’t felt it yet!

  78. Amanda

    Bought too much this week!…granted most of em were refills….
    MAC eyeshadows in Naked Lunch, Deep Truth, Satin Taupe, Amber Lights, Bronze
    MAC Pink Swoon Blush
    MAC Sophisto Lipstick
    YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks in 23 and 1
    Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

    Weekend Plans: LCD Soundsystem concert !

    Product to Reccomend: Philosophy hope in a jar…its amazinggg!

    Congratss on graduating !! Thats so exciting! Whats nexxt for you Christine?

  79. Well done on graduating!

    Haul: Quo eyeshadow trio, Florentine Pathway (on sale).
    Revlon colourstay blemish concealer, colour 260 (Light).
    Clairol Nice’n’Easy in 120A, Natural Dark Golden Brown (little darker than my natural, not crazy dark, though. I have a lot of gray now but not enough to do a badass Stacey London dye job, so I’m just going to cover it all up for now.)

    Weekend plans: Work all weekend, we have a big event at the museum where I work. Should be an absolute blast!

    One Product I Recommend to Everyone: Mark’s Primed for Perfection primer. Great budget primer. The other is actually the Cover Girl Outlast lip stain, I have Scarlet Pucker and I’m really impressed. Great way for somebody like me who’s shy of lipstick and tired of lip gloss to experiment with colour.

  80. Jessica V

    I hauled MAC’s Pink Cult blush, and from hautelook I got Urban Decay’s apocalyptic nail set and a pocket rocket in Jesse : )

    Weekend plans: I really should study for my two midterms once I get back from spring break. So that, plus cleaning.

    Product I recommend to everyone: Urban Decay Primer Potion.

  81. Kat

    Cpngrats on graduating!!

    Haul: The Balm Shady Lady Vol. 2 Palette! It’s $52CAD and it’s the most I’ve ever spent on a makeup item, but the colours are SO nice! I also got a Soflips gloss, Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer and Covrgirl Simply Ageless Corrector.

    Weekend plans: School ends on the 11th for me, and I have 7 more assignments to finish up, so I want to get 3 of them done this weekend!

    One product you recommend to everyone: Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunblock! It’s so important to wear sunscreen and this one is totally non-greasy!

  82. Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette in Truth
    Illamasqua nail polish in Milf
    Butter London nail polish in Blagger
    OPI for Sephora polish remover (refill)
    OPI for Sephora brush-on cuticle oil
    Bite lip rouge in Geranium (deluxe free sample)

    Never tried anything by Kat von D before, but I’m in love with this palette. I have fair skin, light brown hair, and blue-gray eyes and usually stick to light neutrals, but these shadows add a flash of color without looking garish. Also my first Illamasqua polish; it’s the perfect light mint color I’ve been looking for. I’m doing better financially than I have in a long time, and this was a perfect way to celebrate!

    As for weekend plans, just organizing, writing job applications, and generally getting my life in order; nothing terribly exciting.

  83. Debbie

    Congratulations from graduating with your MBA!!!!!

  84. Ariel

    Haul: Korres Bronzer, Pacifica body lotion, Jurlique balm

    Weekend plans: Farmer’s market and hiking

    One product you recommend to everyone: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick

  85. Becca

    Okay, so I’m in Vegas right now, so I did quite a but of shopping, over the whole week though:
    A few shirts from Wet Seal, two skirts, a dress and shirt from H&M, a dress and shirt from the dress barn, sunglasses, new converse and flipflops and I’m going to get a few pairs of shorts and jeans and sandals.  
    Makeup wise:
    I got some stuff from NYX (it’s really hard to find in Canada)3 jumbo pencils in electric blue, oyster and lime. The soft matte lip colour in Milan, mega shine lipgloss in LaLa and the Smokey look kit. I’m going back to get some morethings because I love the things I got! I also got the Urban Decay Sustainable palette and FINALLY THE NAKED PALETTE!!!!!!!! Omg!!!!! I went to sephora like an hour ago and when I saw that they had it I literally started jumping up and down!!!!!!

  86. Ann

    Congrats on graduating!! That’s major.

  87. Harley

    Haul: Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman (pixiwoo) brushes, I bought the core set, eye starter kit, powder brush, blush brush and stippling brush. Love them, they’re so soft and great quality. Urban Decay Lip Junkie lipgloss in Crush, an awesome hot pink (yay for Ulta beauty buy, it was $10) and…….a Naked palette! haha I finally jumped on that wagon.

    Weekend plans: I’m dragging my fiance to see The Roommate at the $2 theater and we’ll eat at either Chick-Fil-A or Chili’s.

    One product you recommend to everyone: Boots No. 7 color correcting primer for rosey/pink complexions. I have really pink cheeks and this stuff evens out my skintone so my foundation and blush have a nice clean canvas. Its also only $10 from Target and comes in other finishes.

  88. Ruth

    Congrats on graduating. Ler Mellan know he & Luna would make lovely babies !

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    Congratulations on graduating! Best wishes to you for a great future. How exciting!

  90. Lisa G

    First, Congrats on the MBA-that’s such an accomplishment!
    Haul: Essie French Affair collection nail polishes-all of them. I had picked up Sand Tropez last month and loved it so much that I got the rest of them.
    Weekend: family time.
    Most recommended product: Cocoa butter.

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    Haul: Cloud9 Micro Hair Straightener

    Weekend plans: Still waiting for my baby. I am 41 weeks pregnant.

  92. Mais

    Congrats christine! It doesn’t really sink in until much later!! (Recent graduate…)…Got me on your april fool’s joke there too! By the by, are you planning to review any of the Realtechniques by Samantha chapman brushes at Ulta?

    Thanks and congrats again!

  93. Katie

    Haul: MAC: Starviolet, Trax, Blackberry, All that Glitters, Mythology, Gaga II Lipstick

    Weekend plans: Babysitting and running!

    One product you recommend to everyone: Clarisonic!!

    Congratulations on graduating!! :)

  94. Katie

    Haul: The two suntints from the Surf Baby collection =). They came in the mail yesterday!

    Weekend plans: Working =/. And hopefully cuddling with teh boyfriend.

    One product you recommend to everyone: BB CREAMS! I’m addicted.

  95. Nadine

    Congrats on graduating! I cannot imagine how hard you must have worked going to school AND keeping up Temptalia!

  96. Mikaela

    Haul: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20 (very hard to get hold of), YSL toucheclat, IsaDora stick blush in rose (last few weeks have been exceptional in make up shopping, I dont shop this much everyweek!:))

    Weekend plans: Friend’s birthday party and school work

    One product you recommend to everyone: No specific brands but use eye cream and SPF daily :)

  97. Alli

    Christine,
    Just wanted to send you a note of congratualtions on completing your MBA!!! So great! I remember how amazing it felt to actually finish my Masters, so I can only imagine how proud and happy you are! Such an accomplishment! Not to mention doing it all while bringing us Temptalia! Thank you so much for all you do – Congrats!!!

  98. Lexi

    labs with coffee….sounds terrifying! :)
    CONGRATS on graduation!
    -is finally graduating next spring…seeing the finish line is an amazing thing!

  99. Haul: MAC playing koi, I <3 u, Benefit Boi-ing.

    Weekend plans: Met Annie and Maggie, daughters of the co founder of Benefit! And I plan to study on sunday.

    One product you recommend to everyone: Eh this is tough considering I'm just starting makeup but I'd say Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation!

  100. Nicole

    Haul: The mini set of OPI Femme de Cirque. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m looking foreward to use them next week.

    Weekend plans: Have a lazy Saturday and Sunday. Just me, my notebook and the sun.

    One product you recommend to everyone: I believe I would recommend Weledas Everon Lip care or the Showergels by Alverde and Balea. All the products I buy on a regular basis.