Friday, August 19th, 2011

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Nails Inc. Autumn polish set
  • Weekend plans:  Clean house, organize some things, and farmers’ market
  • Shimmers or mattes:   If I had to pick one, shimmers, though I like both and couldn’t live without either!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


He can’t wait to be released!

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46 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #094

  1. Haul: China Glaze Street Chic and Essie Ladylike nailpolishes
    Weekend plans: On call duty for work
    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers! I love to sparkle :)

  2. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    Haul: Phenomen’eyes Waterproof – otherwise, nothing! I’m in major saving mode!

    Weekend plans: Cleaning & reorganizing my house, spending some time with friends.

    Shimmers or mattes: Mattes!

  3. Haul: WnW palettes in Lust, Vanity, Pride, On Cloud Nine, Comfort Zone, Petal Pusher, Egyptian Sands & Amazon Greens, Ecotools 6 piece eye brush set, bamboo bronzer brush, Milani Jewel FX in Gems.

    Weekend Plans: Organize blog posts and photograph some tutorials. This whole “photograph the day I post” thing isn’t working out for me. I also have to give my cats baths. They and I are not looking forward to it.

    Shimmer or mattes? Definitely shimmers.

  4. Avatar of Angela Angela

    Haul: cant remember if i already posted it but nyx eyeshadows- i was a little disappointed in the quality of “i dream of aruba”; not too pigmented, but “i dream of st. john” is an awesome pigmented smokey eye palette-so happy i picked it up! the trios by nyx seem to be of better quality-i own 3 and they are excellent!
    Weekend plans: hopefully relaxing, watching phillies baseball, and reading.
    Shimmers or mattes: very tough decision, but since most of my eyeshadows ARE shimmers, i would say shimmers by default.

  5. liz

    purchases from last week while i was on vacation but was not in the country for last FFHF – duty free perfumes and exclusive dior palette :-) some del sol nail polishes as well.

    Weekend plans: college welcome week and preparing for my senior year. there are a few greek life sponsored events today and a party at my friends’ new apartment tonight, procuring textbooks and school supplies and general prep the rest of the weekend.

    Shimmers or mattes: shimmers. matte always looks chalky on me, no matter how luxe the shadow is. but then again, big no to frosty shimmers.

  6. Haul: theBalm Shady Lady Palette Vol. 2
    Weekend Plans: hanging out with family and swimming with the puppies!
    Shimmer or Matte: I need both!

  7. Haul: Dinair Airbrush set!!! I got it second had to avoid the high shipping and customs that will cost me over $100 to get one in Canada. This was on my list for IMATS so I’m not breaking my no-buy here. ^_^

    Weekend plans: Sewing… so much sewing to do.

    Shimmers or mattes: Matte of natural day wear or some photo’s. Shimmers for everything else!

  8. Caroline

    Haul: Nails Inc in Haymarket, Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Natural Beauty and Nars lipstick in Pago Pago. Can’t wait for next week where I’ll be heading to the Inglot in Newport Beach!!

    Weekend Plans: enjoying some sun, friends and family in San Diego.

    Shimmers or Matte: oohhh, good question!! I like both a lot but if I really had to choose one it would be matte, maybe…

  9. Avatar of LU LU

    Haul: Seche Vite Top Coat(which really is great), Seche Base Coat, OPI Barefoot in Barcelona, Essie Lilacism, and Essie Sew Psyched.
    Weekend Plans: Relaxing! :)
    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers!

    Mellan just gets cuter by the minute. You make me want a pup! ^^

  10. Avatar of Theresa Reese

    Haul : Mac MSF Natural in Light, Lancome Volcano Eyeshadow, Mac Haux Eyeshadow refill and Mac Naked Pigment

    Weekend plans : wait to see if my baby is going to decide to come out or not!

    Shimmers or Mattes : Shimmers! But not glitters….

  11. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Haul: Nothing! Crazy, I know O.o

    Weekend plans: Try to relax as much as I can before school starts again on Monday.

    Shimmers or mattes: Hmm, that’s a tough one! I’m more drawn to shimmers, they are often way prettier. But I find mattes more useful day to day and feel like I depend on those more than shimmers. Mattes are always appropriate (not talking brights here), and shimmers may not be.

  12. Ada

    Fun! I got my first mac palette! The pans I got were:
    Motif, Mythology, All That Glitters, Woodwinked, Amber Lights, Expensive Pink, and Mulch.
    Then I got a 239 and a 217.
    Also got korres lip butter in pomegranate and strawberry rosebud salve.

  13. Haul: lots of urban decay products
    weekend plans: going to a friends house-warming party, relaxing the rest of the weekend
    shimmers or mattes: SHIMMERS ALL DAY!!!

  14. Courtney

    Haul: NYC Halloween black lipgloss and holo false lashes.

    Weekend plans: Clean my apartment, roommate’s birthday party, tabletop gaming.

    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers.

  15. helen

    MAC Carbonized eyeshadow (MAC Me Over), Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in Natural Mint, & MUFE Aqua Cream #15 (Taupe).

  16. Rita

    Haul: I had two dry weeks, but this week I got China Glaze Trendsetter and Urban-Night polishes, and Mac Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil.
    Shimmer for me, please!

  17. Haul: Revlon lippies & a Sephora contour brush!
    Weekend plans: Study for GMAT, clean, hang out with the hubs.
    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers!!

  18. Avatar of Marianne Mar

    Haul: ‘About Face’ by Scott Barnes, Maybelline One by One WP mascara
    Weekend plans: hiphop festival, visiting mom in the hospital
    Shimmers or mattes: Both in moderation :)

  19. Haul: 2 NYX lip glosses, 3 nail polish pens in black, aqua, and hot pink and one Zoya polish.

    Weekend Plans: Flat-iron hair, blog, maybe shoot a YouTube video, and go to a birthday party.

    Shimmers or Mattes?: Mattes all the way…

  20. Avatar of Alicia alicia

    Haul: I went to a couple Cosmetics Company Stores in Maine and got 12 MAC eyeshadows and the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Pink.
    Weekend Plans: The doggies are getting groomed! Dinner with my bro Sat. night. Relaxing Sunday,

    Shimmers! I love sparkles.

    • Avatar of Alicia alicia

      Oh I also hauled from the UD Sale – 2 eyeshadows, a bunch of the tinted moisturizers and the Ammo set.

  21. Ashley

    Haul: a lot from the Urban Decay sale!
    Weekend Plans: cheer at football game, cheer brat fry, and parade
    Shimmers or Mattes: Shimmers all the way!

    Christine did you pick up anything from the Urban Decay sale?

  22. Avatar of Dawn Dawn

    My hauling all happened today :)

    I got Max Factor Facefinity Compact Foundation in Porcelain, Revlon ‘Cherries In The Snow’ lipstick, Barry M Dazzle Dust in 27 (Gold Irridescent), Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in 26 (Aqua Frost), Sleek Pout Paints in Pin Up, Lava and Pinkini, and MeMeMe eyeshadows in Dusk, Zest and Frosted.

    I also bought my very first Chanel today – Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows in Épatant and Illusoire. I’d heard such good things about them, and was wowed when I swatched them for myself. The SA gave me free samples of ‘Sublime De Chanel’ and ‘Inimitable Intense’ mascaras when I told her I was making my first ever Chanel purchase.

    This weekend, I am looking forward to my children coming home – they have been with their Dad for a week.

    Shimmers or mattes – shimmers, definitely. A girl’s gotta have some shine and sparkle in an otherwise dull life.

  23. Monica

    I spent $70 on over $200 of Urban Decay make up online in the sale section. :)

  24. Carrie Ann

    Aw, Mellan is such a handsome boy. :)

    Haul: Wet n Wild Color Icon e/s single in Nutty.

    Weekend plans: Lunch and a movie.

    Shimmers or mattes: I like them both, but shimmers can be very flattering and really open up your eyes.

  25. Tigress

    Haul: New Bath & Body Works fall soaps
    Weekend plans: Work
    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers all the way, I don’t like mattes

  26. Haul: UD 24/7 liquid liner in Radium, Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara (whew! long name), Sephora by OPI nail polish in Break A Leg-Warmer, and a squeeze tube of UDPP Original. Plus a ton of cute clothes for BTS!
    Weekend plans: Work on college apps & stay at my best friend’s house! Our dogs need a playdate. =]
    Shimmers or mattes?: SHIMMERS. And I’m even a fan of chunky glitter shadows too. I’ve actually never used a matte shadow, and I really don’t think they’d look good on me.

  27. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: Paul Mitchell Super-skinny Serum, Maybelline concealer (the 24 hour one – saw a Youtube video and wanted to try it out; it’s better than I espected); Thierry Mugler Angel, Benefit CCE in RSVP, Stila La Douce eyeshadow (gorgeous), 2 MAC lippies – Lustering and Impassioned (the 2nd one might have been a big mistake – talk about BRIGHT) and Great Shakes hand cream from Soap and Glory. Good thing I’m on a “no buy”, right?

    Weekend plans: Cooking and clearing out accumulated stuff, the gym early tomorrow and a friend coming to stay (hence the cooking). Also have some ornamental grasses to plant.

    Shimmers or mattes – to my surprise, shimmers. I discovered them with MAC’s Naked Lunch and haven’t looked back since.

  28. Avatar of Laurel Laurel

    Haul: Too Faced Naked eye palette, NARS mayflower lipstick, physicians formula something booster liquid eye liner, another rimmel moisture renew lipgloss (love these!), burberry brit sheer and coach poppy perfumes.
    Weekend plans: pack all my stuff up for school and hopefully get a new computer!
    Shimmers or mattes: I’m a shimmer person all the way, but I do love a few mattes

  29. Jessica

    Haul: MAC- nail laquer in silverstruck, Pigment in Gold Stroke, baked eyeshadow trio in Make It Easy, ELF eyelash curler, Pixi eye brighten liner, Revlon- Illuminance Creme shadow in Eternal Summer, Custom Eyes shadow in Rich Temptations, Colorstay Liquid Eye pen, and Super Lustrous lipstick in Pink Velvet

    Phew..that was quite a bit for the week!

    Weekend plans: Go bowling tonight and that’s as far ahead as I’ve planned :)
    Shimmers or Mattes: shimmers!

  30. Amanda Dubs

    Haul: I ordered six new cream eyeshadows and one afterglow blush, each for 3 dollars! I’m really excited to get them, the only cream shadows i love
    Weekend plans: hanging out at Disney World of course since i work hereAnd shimmers, definitely

  31. I just received my package today! :)
    * Katie B Cosmetics
    - The Groundworks Primer + Moisturizer
    - Better Than Airbrush Mineral Magic Foundation (G500)
    - Stick Foundation/Concealer (G500)
    - Great Skin Set (Cleanser, Exfoliator, Toner)

    It was my birthday haul!

  32. Haul : MAC Double Feature #4 and Cremesheen Glass Natural Flare ; at Kiko Makeup Store, items from the new Chic Chalet fall collection : Daring Fire Hues eyeshadow quad, 2 metal liners, and 2 matte liquid lipsticks.

    Weekend plans : cope with the heat wave we have here without giving up on makeup. Try to paint my nails, if my polishes don’t get too goopy with the hight temperature.

    Shimmers or mattes : can I say both?

  33. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    Haul: I survived my promised no-buy, so I got MAC Double Future 5, Girlie ES, Spiked Eyebrow Pencil and Gem of Roses LS. I also backed to MAC and got Capricious LS – thank you, Christine, I hadn’t seen this lovely shade until you reviewed it!! I got Maybelline The Falsies Mascara as well and I loooooved it!
    Weekend plans: Hopefully rest and organizing makeup
    Shimmers or mattes: Like Christine, I could not live without either!

  34. S.A.

    Haul: Wet n’ Wild Colour Icon palettes in Earth Looks Small From Down Here and Enter A New Realm, Wet n’ Wild Brow Pencil in Taupe, NYC Nail Polish in Mulberry Street, and Garnier Herbashine Hair Colour in Soft Mahogany Dark Brown.

    Weekend Plans: Cousin is getting married tomorrow~

    Shimmers or Mattes: Mattes all the way, definitely. Too much shimmer just makes me meh, but no such thing as too much matte in my opinion.

  35. Becca

    Haul: skinny jean and melon scented wet wipes from H&M, a new clean&clear makeup dissolving foaming cleanser, cotton pads, clean&clear eye makeup remover, LUSH Oatafix mask, loreal shampoo&conditioner for dry hair, loreal 5 remedy detangler, new toothbrush and toothpaste :) and just small stuff like that. I really wanted to get the wet n wild vanity, pride, lust and greed palettes, but I can’t find the brand anywhere!!!! :( but I discovered that they ell thebalm at london drugs!!!!!!
    Weekend plans: I have a french student living with me for 3 months (I’m doing the french exchange program this year) so we’re going to fo to the Rockies hiking and then meet with some friends.
    Shimmers or mattes: I love both and as you said Christine, couldn’t live without either, but I definetly use and prefer shimmers more than mattes!

  36. Avatar of Maja Maya

    Haul: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base…not sure how much is left in my tube but might as well get a backup while there’s 20% off and free 2-day shipping!

    Weekend Plans: Study for finals and the GRE, tennis, and hang out with my boyfriend/family

    Shimmers or Mattes: I need both, but shimmer if I had to choose!

  37. Ellie

    Haul: Mac Orb shadow, L’Oreal Limited Edition Gel Liner in Sapphire and L’Oreal’s Limited Edition highlighter

    Plans: Shopping (of course) and catching up with old friends

    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers! I’ve only recently started to dabble in mattes and they never wow me (or flatter me) quite as much as shimmers do.

  38. londonhermit

    This week I picked up a nail polish from forever 21 and I also picked up 2 china glaze polishes in midtown magic and urban night as well as haute taupe from new finger paints collection. I also brought my first pair of skinny jeans and my first elf palette. My weekend plans are to get as much done before my vacation ends this weekend. I like mattes more than shimmers but shimmers usually have a better texture and payoff so it’s a toss up.

  39. Avatar of artemis artemis

    haul:don’t know, i’m spontaneous and regret it
    weekend plans:laziness :))
    mattes:a bit of shimmer is ok only on eyeshadows, other than that it’s gross

  40. Avatar of artemis artemis

    cute doggie

  41. Oh my….my haul for this was….outrageous LOL I went a little nuts on a certain auction site…

    B&BW Powder, Lotion, Shower gel and perfume in Creme Brulee
    Most of the OPI Burlesque collection(and a DS holo)
    3 China Glaze metallic crackles
    Nfu OH 61 and aqua glaze
    4 Zoya polishes (one of them to trade on MUA)
    And…….a little unicorn we call Clarins 230 :D *SQUEE* which came w/ 220 and a mini bottle of sheer rose.
    Plus some books for me to review.

    GREAT haul week!

  42. Avatar of Sharron Sharron

    Haul: MAC Vanilla eyeshadow & Sheen Supreme lipstick in Insanely It!; BE Primer Shadow in Urban Nature; Sephora Brand Highlighter Pens in Apricot, Yellow & Pink-Beige($3 each!); First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Eye Cream; Black Soap & Snake Oil from One Hand Washes the Other; Sugar Scrub & Pumpkin Butter samples from Haus of Gloi.

    Weekend plans: I’m sick, so I’ll be reading and (hopefully) sleeping.

    Shimmers or mattes: Shimmers!

  43. Haul: MAC #226, Fluidline in Avenue, Lipglass in Explicit, UD Naked and 15th Anniversary e/s palettes (it’s been a busy week!)

    Weekend plans: packing my apartment for the big move next week, and headed to my local Inglot store for my first haul!

    Shimmer or mattest: shimmer! couldn’t live without both, but when i’m down, a little sparkle always picks me up.