Friday, October 28th, 2011

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  No beauty items this week!  I feel like I’m still just trying to catch-up from being away for four days.
  • Weekend plans:  Mellan time :)  Happy Halloween!! Have fun and stay safe!
  • Craziest lip color you’ve worn?:   Pistachio green!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


My favorite — Mellan as a bumble bee!


Bat Dog!


His least ridiculous Halloween ensemble–Halloween collar by SillyBuddy

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58 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #104

  1. Avatar of Dawn Dawn

    Not much hauling this week – just MAC ‘Shy Beauty’ Beauty Powder Blush and MAC ‘Say, Yeah’ eyeshadow. Next week is Glitter and Ice launch here in the UK, so planning a bit of a haul from that.

    No real plans for this weekend, but we’ve had a busy week so I’m hoping to catch up on some sleep.

    I’m a bit boring – don’t think I’ve ever worn any lipstick more ‘crazy’ than the green lipstick that turns pink on your lips. Barry M do one, but mine is much older than that, from a company that I don’t think exists any more

  2. Awww… Mellan is ADORABLE! He looks so sweet in the last picture, hugging the pumpkin!

  3. Avatar of April april

    I love Mellan pics!!! He’s so adorable.

  4. Georgina

    Haul: Clarisonic Mia, OPI Wocka Wocka! and Excuze Moi!
    Weekend plans: my mum is coming to visit :)
    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: Black for Halloween last year. Otherwise I’m not very adventurous with lip colours!

  5. Haul: Mac Fabulousy Festive Kits In Warm And Wintercool
    Sultry Delights Lip Bag And Rocking Ice Delights Lip Bag And 2 Of The Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palettes
    Weekend Plans:Going To California Saturday To Go To Disneyland’ !
    Crackers Lip Color I’ve Worn: Dark Forest Green’ .

  6. Turboweevel

    I just ordered minis of Fyrinnae’s Halloween collection, curiouser and curiouser, electric stardust and pixie epoxy. can’t wait!

  7. Bat Dog is hilarious! :o)) Seems like he’s really flying! :-))

  8. OMG! Mellan looks so cute!!

    Haul: MAC Snowglobe “Cool” palette, Snowglobe Beauty Powder, and Bare Canvas paint.

    Weekend plans: Halloween club crawl!

    Craziest lip colour: OCC RX! I wish I’d have worn it out. Even though I’m not afraid to be myself, I would have felt silly at 30+ years old, walking around with it on.

    Have a nice weekend everyone, and Happy Halloween!

  9. Devi

    To the batmobile Mellan! Away!

    /lame, I know. XD

  10. Jasmine

    I wish my dog would keep his little outfits on like him!

  11. Erica

    No Haul but wanted to say I love all the Mellan pictures especially the last one! Too adorable Christine.

    Weekend Plans: To stay warm by snuggling under the down comforter and my man!

    Not much of a lipstick person.

  12. Haul: just some glitter gel for Halloween :)
    Weekend plans: Helping my daughter practice for her karate belt test, and going to her dojo’s haunted house.
    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: Blue!

  13. Jennifer Moreno

    Haul: MAC Spanking Rich dazzleglass and MAC Sumptuous Olive eyeshadow
    Weekend Plans: homework, hanging out with one of my friends tonight, and maybe some shopping!
    Craziest Lip Color I’ve Worn: MAC Toxic Tale…it’s way too bright, I normally wear natural colors so I feel weird wearing it but it’s such a pretty color!

  14. Andrea

    Bat Millan he just need a lil Dog beside him that plays Dog Robbin :)
    love this pic :), the other are also cute but this one is for me the best

  15. Haul: Nothing.

    Weekend Plans: Photographing for the blog, and homework.

    Craziest lip color you ever wore?: Frosty blue.

  16. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    Haul: Nothing yet – on the hunt for some NYX pigments tomorrow though!

    Weekend plans: A few Halloween parties! Time to do my best leopard impression!

    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: Neon purple

  17. Ani_BEE

    Haul: No Buy till IMATS Toronto

    Weekend plans: Happy Halloween party tonight

    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: Robin Egg blue

  18. Kate

    mellan is so adorable! i wish my dog would wear a costume and not try to eat it =)

  19. NeenaJ

    That’s a honey of a costume!

    Haul: I used the Sephora F&F sale to buy 2 things I’ve been lemming for a long time (thanks to you, Christine): T3 Featherweight hair dryer and Guerlain Meteorites Powder For The Face in Teint Rosé. I also picked up two Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms in Black Tea & Blackberry (my fave), First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (awesome stuff)and Caudalie Cleansing Water. From CVS online, I bought La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation Opal 15.

    Weekend: Seeing my folks and hopefully do some reading. I just got “The perfect scent : a year inside the perfume industry in Paris and New York” from my local library.

    Crazy lip: Dark, metallic gray from Lancome that’s long been discontinued.

  20. Avatar of Carolina Lilastar

    Haul: OMG I was sooo bad this week. Maybelline instant age rewind concealer, Hard Candy Glamouflage concealer (yes, I’m looking for a new one, any ideas?), Clinique dark spot corrector, Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF 38, Stila lip glaze set, Tarte Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence set, Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette, MAC Morning Frost paintpot and I have a Fabulously Festive Face Kit (Cool) on hold which I’m planing to pick up later today.

    Weekend: going out of town with my hubby. Today is our 5th anniversary, since we started dating (yes, we still celebrate it after being married for 2 years)

    Craziest lip color: probably black or silver/blue color that I had when I was 13 or 14 :P

  21. Yazmin

    Omg mellans costumes are adorable. my cats already part of the halloween scene cos hes all black, but i bought him a bandana so he can be a gangster kitty for the day.

    Haul: a mac lipstick in highstrung and a lancome lipgloss, also to win a mac hello kitty compact mirror. My friend broke hers by accident, so i got it for her, because she loves hello kitty!

    Weekend plans: got to shop for some makeup for a poison ivy look. my friend wants me to do her makeup.

    craziest lip colour: boots 17 poncho pink, it was wild and bright, but everyone said it suited me

  22. Avatar of Maja Maya

    I love it when people dress up their pets for Halloween! That last picture of Mellan on the pumpkin is so cute!

    Haul: Chanel Chance perfume, Sephora by OPI Once a Cheetah, Always a Cheetah nail polish (gift), Sephora by OPI Spark-tacular top coat, a LORAC makeup kit (gift), Phyto Intense Hydrating Mask, and skincare products. Thank you, Sephora F&F!

    Weekend plans: HALLOWEEN! It’s going to be so fun! I’m dressed up as a flapper this year.

    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: I’m not too bold with things like that…probably just a really bright red lip

  23. Avatar of Michelle MichelleChefNYC

    OMG, Mellan is SO cute! He just has that kind of face that makes you know he is a big sweet ol mush… I particularly love bumble bee costume, insane cuteness!

  24. Avatar of Angela angela

    mellan looks adorable in all 3 pics, but my fav. is the bat!! is he gonna get any treats on halloween??

    haul: i ordered 3 coastal scents palettes; go beijing and go cairo and fall festival. i have heard mostly good reviews of their stuff and really wanted to try something by them considering the affordability! if they are good, i might have to buy the original 88 palette as well.

    weekend plans: homework, scary movies and hanging out w/ girlfriends

    craziest lipstick color worn: can’t think of one, i was never into lip color like that. i usually stick with something lighter to compliment my lip color.

  25. M.

    Awwww, look at the goggie and his pumpkin friend. :)

    Haul: Nada.
    Weekend plans: Halloween mani and vegetate!
    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: Sparkly, frosty sky blue/lavender lip gloss – that was when Townley had distribution rights on Hello Kitty. I believe it was one of those three-color layered glosses (pink, purple, and blue)with a cotton candy scent and a Hello Kitty figurine in the cap. Or does MAC Spring Bean count?

  26. Avatar of Christina Christina Tran

    Awww!!! Mellan is so cute, especially in the last photo. You’re so lucky!

  27. Courtney

    Haul: MAC Glitter and Ice items in Pleasure Principle, Such Flare, For Effect, and…whatever the purple nail polish is called. Too Faced Sweet Dreams palatte, and both the silver and purple Nails Inc. magnetic polishes.

    Weekend plans: Halloween parties & tabletop gaming.

    Craziest lip color I’ve worn: MAC Landscape Green chromagraphic pencil with Bling Black dazzleglass. It’s stunning!

  28. Avatar of Marsha Marsha

    Where did you find that bat costume?! I’m a bat fanatic so my Cosmo NEEDS that but I haven’t been able to find anything big enough for him (seems like all of the costimes are made for tiny dogs)
    Haul – None. I’m tapped out after Sephore and Ulta and Beauty.com all had 20% off.
    Weekend Plans – Signed up for a class at MAC tomorrow. It’s my 1st so I’m super excited
    Craziest Lip Color – I guess black, but back in the 90′s I rocked purple lips quite often

  29. PC

    Too cute! The last pic is my favorite; he looks so depressed after being dressed up that he just wants to hug the pumpkin! :D

  30. Hilary♥

    HAUL: Kiko Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette in 05 “Sensational Cool Shades” from the Chic Chalet collection.

    WEEKEND PLANS: Nothing planned yet. I’m thinking about some Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives marathon as the weather is horrible lol. I’m also planning on baking some delicious Pumpkin Pie :) Nothing planned on Halloween either, people don’t celebrate Halloween in Italy.

    CRAZIEST LIP COLOR YOU’VE WORN: I don’t really wear crazy colors lol. I think the edgiest ones I have are MAC Impassioned and MAC Saint-Germain and some Kiko Black Cherry. I would like to buy a black lipstick though!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

    PS: Mellan looks cute as always!!

  31. Haul: MAC Fall Colour: Blue Candy, Royle(shadows) Hi Def Cyan, Process Magenta, Basic Red(chromographic pencils)
    Ulta F&F: Smashbox Click You’re It palette, LORAC Holiday gloss set, Clarisonic replacement brushes, NYX glitter palette, Essie, Barielle, and China Glaze polishes. Sephora F&F and UD up next!

    Weekend: Birthday fun!

    Lip color: Blue. I use to wear all sorts of funky colors in my high school days. I recently ordered a yellow and a green lip tar from OCC. :)

  32. I LOVE the Halloween themed Mellan pics. :D

  33. Haul: I got my Sephora F&F order in yesterday, I got the Tarte LipSurgence set, Anastasia gloss set and Lorac gloss set! Earlier this week I went to a brand new Ulta to check it out and picked up Orly Fowl Play (soooo pretty) and a Sula blush (so pigmented, I need to practice!).

    Weekend plans: Mall, take my car in, maybe get flu shots, go to Happy Hollow for their Halloween thing with my son.

    Lip color: I don’t really wear crazy colors :/

  34. vivian

    clarins skin products! specifically the hp bright plus serum and night cream. trying to get rid of post-acne red marks :( anyone know if these products are any good? or what products i should try instead?

  35. Heidi

    I got lots of stuff this week.. my huge Sephora F&F shipment came which included Kat Von D e/s palettes in Saint, Sinner and Poetica, Korres Lip Blockbuster, Tocca parfum set, and several Perricone MD products. I also picked up Sephora by OPI nail colors in Sparktacular and Caffeine Fix. I’m set for awhile so I think it’s time to go on a “no-buy”!

    Weekend plans: A coworker of mine has an art gallery opening at an art museum tonight so I am attending that with a friend and we’ll probably grab some dinner afterwards. Other than that, I plan on doing some organizing around the house.

    Craziest lip color I ever wore…hmm..can’t think of one!

  36. Yumi

    haul – morning frost and unconditionally fabulous from mac glitter and ice…okay i only bought those for the packaging, even the boxes were pretty :( it was the least amount of damage i could do

    weekend plans – 1 or 2 house parties

    craziest lip color – black, it was for halloween tho

  37. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: good heavens but I bought a lot of stuff this week: some Avon stuff including a bucket sized bottle of Moisture Therapy body lotion and a bunch of their little Moisture Therapy hand creams; NYX Milk jumbo eye pencil; MAC Tempting eyeshadow, Spanking Rich Dazzleglass (my first ever MAC lipgloss!) and 2 of their new Prep+Prime tinted primers – the pink illuminating one and the yellow neutralizing one; Clarins Grenadine Jolie Rouge (a 2nd one), a new bottle of Blue Orchid Oil, the facial cleanser with cottonseed, Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, Hydra Quench Bi-Phase Serum and their new Instant Definition mascara (which, amazingly, hasn’t smeared onto my under-eye area, a problem I always have if I put mascara on my lower lashes…not sure if it’s the mascara itself or the Double Fix mascara sealant I put overtop…I’ll have to experiment). I am really going to reign myself in after this splurge!

    Weekend plans: Mostly putting the gardens to bed for the winter (lots of raking and cutting back plants) and I need to get a trellis of some sort for my climbing rose

    Craziest lipstick I’ve worn: well, for Halloween, I’ve worn black liner as a lipstick but I don’t know if that really counts. I guess in “real life”, the craziest colour would have to be Impassioned by MAC.

  38. Carrie Ann

    Oh, my goodness. Mellan looks so cute!

    Haul: I hauled a lot this week because of the Sephora F&F sale. I also got a bunch of stuff from the MAC holiday collection as an early b-day present. I hauled OPI Rainbow Connection nail lacquer, Diorskin Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar, Fresh Mini Sugar Kissing Trio, NARS Pokerface nail polish, Tarte Amazonian Clay Discovery set and Korres Guava Indulgences set.

    Craziest lip color you’ve worn? I suppose the craziest color I’ve worn is MAC Summer Shower, just because it looks aqua in the tube, but it’s sheer, so it didn’t look that crazy on my lips.

  39. Joan

    Mellan is so precious. Makes me want to get another dog!

    Haul: A few items from MAC’s Glitter & Ice collection ( lippie, paint pot, nail lacquer) deep pore
    cleansing brushes for my Mia, an infinity scarf, a fedora, a turtleneck and a puffer vest.

    Weekend plans: Having family over on Sunday

    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: I’m a total wus. The craziest I’ve ever gotten are the deep berry/brown shades

  40. Avatar of Theresa Reese

    HUGE haul for me this week! My sephora order just came!
    2 Nars nail polishes – pokerface and bad influence
    1 jumbo sized clinique clairifying lotion
    Tarte vitamin infused lipstick in Birkram
    Tarte Lipsurgence : Natural Matte Trio (chubby sticks)
    and a Tarte Glamour on the Go Kit, same with a mascara, lipgloss and a pigment double ended thingie. lol
    Can’t wait to play with it all!

  41. Avatar of Laurel Laurel

    Haul: My birthday was last Saturday, so I received some great gifts, including 4 MAC brushes: 213 129,116,150, and I bought the Maybelline Age rewind dark circle eraser and I love it for combatting darkness, but sadly it doesn’t do anything do the blue in my dark circles so I still have to use a corrector
    Weekend plans: Working on a paper, trying to find a place to wear my Halloween Costume (Sookie Stackhouse)
    Craziest lip color you’ve worn?: This Calvin Klein Fuchsia lipstick that was in the first sephora lip stash or whatever it was called, the color was literally neon pink

  42. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany

    Sephora f&F haul… NARS belle de jour lippie, NARS Turkish Delight gloss, Clinique pore refiner primer, Clinique Cream shaper eyeliner in Starry plum, Benefit powders in Hoola and Dandelion, Kat Von D palettes in Ludwig and Saint, Kat von D pigment in Starcrossed, Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette, Tarte cream blush in Blissful and a MAC 187 brush (not at Sephora, obvs). Phew!

    Weekend: Just a costume party/rock show on Sunday. Beers at my friend’s place tonight.

    Lipstick: Never worn any crazy lipsticks :)

  43. Avatar of Stephanie Stephanie

    I hauled some stuff from MAC Glitter and Ice, one of the UD travel size eye liner packs (electric one), Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette..some other stuff…too much D:

    Mellan is adorable!! I wanted to get a costume for my cat but I’m pretty sure he would gouge my eyes out.

  44. Avatar of Polly Polly

    Mellan!<3 He was TOO MUCH SO MUCH VERY MUCH cute right there! (feat. Bird Thongchai Mcintyre: Too Much So Much Very Much song)

    I especially love the way he hugged that little fluffy pumpkin on the third pic! So adorable<3 And his batty ears! And little bumble bee!? TOO CUTE!! //fainted

    Haul: None! But I bought a pair of sunglasses from Cutler and Gross and a vintage stole (from eBay) that almost made me bankrupted //fainted

    Weekend plan: Help flood victims

    Craziest lip color you've worn: I'm surprised that I haven't worn any out-of-range shade! Neither mint green nor deep blue. Gotta try one starting with hmmm… blue maybe?

  45. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Oh man, my dog would throw a fit if we put something like that on him.

    Haul: Urban Decay Naked Palette, UD Strip, Sephora brand primer, Maybelline FIT foundation in 115, Eco Tools foundation brush, various Revlon nail polishes

    Weekend Plans: *sigh* work

    Craziest Lip Color: Revlon’s Va Va Violet

  46. Sue

    Haul: I found the Neostrata Microdermabrasion kit at Winners that used to be like $60 but got it for $9.99. Big smiles.
    Weekend plans: Celebrating Halloween for the majority of tomorrow, then completing an assignment on Sunday
    Craziest lip color: Dark purple – almost black. I mixed MAC Blacktrack fluidline with MAC Saint Germain!

  47. Naie

    Mellan is cute and all but I’m in love with that pumpkin!

  48. Avatar of Mahnaz Mahnaz

    He’s so CUTE !!!!! Love the pics !

  49. Avatar of artemis artemis

    bumblebee! omg <3 so cutee

  50. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Mac’s Shimmermint, Mac Soft Ochre (my other one’s almost gone!), The Body Shop’s Hemp Lip Conditioner, The Body’s Shop’s Brush on Radiance, Mac Let’s Skate! paint pot, Mac Dazzleglass in Bare Necessity.

  51. Becca

    haul: too faced sweet dreams palette, wet n wild comfort zone, harajuku lovers music, lancome teint idole ultra, then a lancome bag with a blush, eye quad, juicy tube, creme radiance cleanser, cream, makeup remover and liner. and then today I ordered the UD 15th anniversary eyeshadow palette FINALLY because it was finally in stock AND I got the friends and family sale :)))
    plans: today I went to my friend’s house with my other friend to make our halloween costumes. they are made of ALL duct tape: my friend’s Pikachu, my other friend Ash and I’m Happy Squid. It’s gonna be epic :)
    then today was my sis’ bday party and all her friends are sleeping over so there’s tons of cake and pizza and chips and junk. tomorrow I’m going to Drumheller with my french exchange partner :)
    craziest lip colour? I think I’ve worn black for Halloween…

  52. Alexandra

    He is such a sweetheart! Happy Halloween:)