Friday, December 9th, 2011

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv (their entry cream), Tom Ford Bois Marocain
  • Weekend plans:  I’m waiting on some new technology to arrive, so hopefully it does, and I’ll spend most of the weekend trying to figure out how it all works!
  • What’s your favorite hot drink?:   Stars Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – that is divine.

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This week’s Mellan photo…


This sums up how cooperative Mellan was during this year’s holiday shoot!

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106 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #110

  1. Haul: Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in 03 Soft Copper, 07 Soft Candy, 09 Soft Murano, 14 Soft Pink; Mavala Nail Color Pearl in 32 Bangkok, 131 Flashy Violet, 163 Black Oyster.

    Weekend plans: Tea party with my friends!

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: If I go to Starbucks, it would be their Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha. When I lived in Canada, I really loved Tim Hortons Hot Chocolate. But if I’m just at home I would make myself some Teh Tarik (which is a kind of milk tea)

  2. Debra

    Haul: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl; Caron Nuit de Noel

    Weekend plans: Shopping; start a Pilates exercise program; read some Louis L’Amour short stories

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Good old hot cocoa (with the whipped cream occasionally)

  3. Haul: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadows, I got 5 of them during the No TAX event at Zehrs and will be picking up the white one next. Also during the week I got the Joe Fresh Gel Eye Liner in Caviar (Finally a dark green gel liner)

    Weekend plans: Backing Gingerbread.

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Mint Hot Chocolate during the winter.

  4. Avatar of T Violet Lee

    Haul: UD Naked 2 Palette (I’m wearing it today!), I”m loving having even more great neutrals to play with but I wish it had more mattes.

    Weekend plans: Getting over this crappy cold I’ve had for two weeks. And a Christmas party Saturday night.

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Gunpowder Green Tea

  5. Yazmin

    Haul: My colour club backstage oass finally arrived! i need to get sum false nail glue so i can add on tips to my nails, cos that polish is destined for long nails, not my current short stubby ones. A childhood book i finally tracked down and bought.

    Weekend plans: Enjoy the last couple of days of my week off work, now got to wait until christmas for time off.

    Fave hot drink: im weird, when im at work i love drinking coffee when im at home, i have tea and when im out with friends and we go starbucks or costas i have to have a mocha.

  6. Avatar of Laurel Laurel

    Haul: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #15, UD eyeshadow in YDK (the only shade I liked from Naked 2 so I just bought it individually), a Tarte set including their black cream/gel liner (amazingly pigmented!), their lights camera lashes mascara, and one of their lip stains (I want to say it’s called adored but I”m not sure), and a Stila lip glaze in Fruit Punch (LOVE stila lip glazes),
    Weekend plans: Studying for finals, meeting my bf’s best friend, and trying not to freak out about the previous two while attempting to pack for my trip to my CA hometown
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Coffee, tea, cappuccinos, salted caramel mocha, peppermint mocha, hot chocolate….I don’t discriminate :)

  7. Haul: Jordana Eyeshadow Base, Jordana Easyliner for Eyes in Blue Devine, Coffee Bean and Denim Blue, Jordana FabuLiner Liquid, NYX Salmon Pearl e/s (I lost my old one, boo!), LA Splash Liquid Liners in Kahlua, Perfect Storm, Dark Brown & Navy Blue, NYX single e/s in Black.

    Weekend Plans: Photographing for the blog, struggling through an anthropology paper (11-13 pages, gag!).

    Fave hot drink?: Boiled milk, sometimes mixed with Milo. I also love cafe lattes, when I can get them. :)

    I suspect my cats are going to look like Mellan here when I try to get them to wear their reindeer antlers. I found an online store that sells them, but shipping is almost as much as the antlers themselves. Where did you buy Mellan’s Santa hat?

    Also, could you tell me where to buy quality dog toys? I bought a couple of toys for Zoe, my brother’s Huskimo, but she tore them apart within 2 hours! Is it better to buy cheap toys that she’ll destroy anyway, or are there toys made for more aggressive dogs?

    • Hey Chris,

      It depends on the dog! I’m not sure what toys you have bought her, but Nylabones and Kongs are some of the longer lasting toys. Mellan doesn’t destroy toys really! It took him a year to have roughed up a stuffed teddy bear enough to toss him out, lol! Toys made out of rubber or tire tend to be better for dogs who chew a lot.

  8. Avatar of Elle Elle

    Haul: Smashbox Pressed Powder,Smashbox Try it Kit, and some NYX eye pencils

    Weekend Plans: Hang out with my niece and do some school work

    Favorite Hot Drink: I love Kahlua in my hot chocolate and Spiked Apple Cider. Yummy!

  9. Carrie Ann

    Haul: I’ve got a pretty big haul this week because a lot of my orders finally came in. I got TheBalm Nude ‘tude Palette, Deborah Lippmann Trendsetter Set (it has Across the Universe and a gorgeous blackened shimmery teal), Stila Positive and Pretty & Haute in the Hamptons palettes, Jemma Kidd Makeup School Iris Enhancers Kit for brown eyes, Hello Kitty Liquid Nail Art in Silver Star, Tokidoki Devil Girl Cromatico Palette and Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll.

    What’s your favorite hot drink? A latte, though I drink hot tea all the time.

  10. Courtney

    Haul: Nada.

    Weekend plans: Getting my hair done, maybe buying perfume, hopefully snatching up a deal on a tablet.

    Favorite hot drink: Any kind of creamy caramel latte type substance.

  11. Nicole

    Haul: I bought some beauty chrismas / birthday presents for friends. I recieved OPI Vodka & Caviar as a name day present. And I almost forgot to mention some bath products.
    Weekend plans: Cleaning my apartment and searching for christmas / birthday presents, reading the 4th Christina Jones book and having one or two baths.
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Latte Macchiato and Lemon Sky Tea.

    • What’s Lemon Sky Tea like?

      • Nicole

        It tastes really fresh like lemon, but not too sour. It’s by a brand called Ronnefeldt. I’m not sure if their teas are available in the US. The good thing about this tee is, that it won’t get bitter, if you forget to remove the tea bag.

  12. Rebecca

    Haul: Carousel Lip Gloss in Candy Apply by Lime Crime Makeup, check them out! http://www.limecrimemakeup.com

    Weekend Plans: My best friend is graduating with her Masters on Saturday! Gonna go whoop it up with family and friends at my old alma mater :)

    Favorite Hot Drink: ANY peppermint mocha beverage. Ive been using the creamer since October!

  13. M.

    He looks so thrilled! :D

    Haul: Illamasqua Phallic (my first Illamasqua)!
    Weekend plans: Helping with the senior Sunday school class’Christmas luncheon at my grandmother’s church.
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Starbucks Sumatra Blend, black.

  14. Haul: Nothing for once! I’m getting some more L’Oreal HIP duo in swap, but since I did a MAJOR haul in the US just 2 weeks ago I haven’t even got around to testing everything out yet!
    Weekend plan: A friend’s birthday party on Saturday night, and we’re waiting for our new kitten to arrive on Sunday *squeaks in excitement*
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: I kinda dig Starbucks’ gingerbread latte and caramel latte, though it’s way too weak for me and I always need an extra shot.

    How did Mellan even curl his ear back like that? It’s super cute (but probably very frustrating if you’re trying to get decent photos of him lol)!

  15. alison

    haul: zoya polishes… i got kristen and angella, and i have kennedy, kendal, and carey coming in the mail… and i have twila, noel, rina, stella, ibiza, and megan in my cart. trying not to pull the trigger. i also got my first rescue beauty lounge polish in scrangie! :) annnnd i got a new foundation to try – clinique superbalanced, along with stay matte powder. i had a macy’s gift card, and was at the one on state street to get dragon (which they were OUT OF noooooo), so.. another foundation to try it is!

    weekend plans: working HAHAHAHA. i have been working 10 hour days (and with my commute, more like 12 or 13) since the monday after thanksgiving. we got last weekend off, but this weekend we’re required to work. they were going to have us do 10 hour days saturday and sunday too, but they backed off a little – now it’s just 10 hours total over the weekend. i’m also getting a haircut – the last one with the hairdresser i’ve had since i was like nine years old (i’m 27 now). we’re gonna cry for sure.

    favorite hot drink: argo tea white frostea chocolate. it’s white tea and chocolate and milk… close runnerup is the eggnog lattes from starbucks.

    • I have never had that drink before!

      • alison

        argo is a chicago chain. :) there’s quite a few in the city. they have locations in NY, boston, and st. louis as well. but.. that would explain why you haven’t! :)

        it’s a nice alternative to starbucks (and caribou, though i do like caribou too!). they’re primarily a tea shop (though they just started serving coffee about a year ago), and sell a lot of loose teas to take home, too!

  16. Yumi

    Haul: Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation, NARS Sheer Glow, Stila Kajal eyeliner in Onyx, MAC Prep+Prime Finish Powder
    Broke my non-spending streak since August :x

    Weekend plans: I just graduated so…celebration!

    Hot drink: Milk tea

  17. Avatar of AS AS

    Mellan appears wary. Not feeling the holiday spirit this year yet.

  18. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    Haul:Nothing this week!
    Weekend plans:Preparing my masters’ presentation for next Thursday….
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Hot chocolate with rum :-)

  19. emily

    Haul: I ordered Guerlain’s Meteorites with my Sephora $20 off coupon – should be arriving today! Any brush recommendations?

    Weekend plans: Studying for finals – last year of law school!

    Favorite hot drink: Coffee 10000%

  20. Haul: Urban Decay 24/7 Electric set (Junkie is amazing).

    Weekend plans: Ugly sweater party!!!!

    Favourite hot drink: Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. I’m a Keurig gal. I hardly ever drink lattes and such, but yesterday I had a Skinny Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks, and it was delish. Still too many calories though ;-)

    Does Mellan ever get into the tree? My kitties climb mine every year, so I have to put it up later and later. Oh, and one year, they opened a bunch of the gifts that were under there :-S It’s too funny to be mad though.

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

    • We don’t have a tree, because there’s no space for one, lol! The only tree he’s been around is my parents, but my parents have a formal living room, so we’re only in there on Christmas morning!

  21. Faye

    Awww at Mellan with an inside out ear! <3

    Haul: Accessorize Illusion Nail Polish in clear with the most beautiful iridescent glitter. Some £2 lashes to try but I'm not hopeful.

    Weekend plans: Go back to work after being off sick, spend some time with my bf, see some friends for lunch and generally relax.

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Toss up between an awesome flavoured syrup latte, or hot chocolate, or earl grey tea with soya cream and sugar…

  22. Wendy R.

    Haul – I took advantage of Sephora’s $15 gift card and the VIB 10 % off , s naturally I went blush crazy :) I got MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush in 14 Star Struck , NARS Blush in Taos and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty.

    Weekend plans – Celebrating being done with school and finals!

    What’s your favorite hot drink? Salted hot chocolate , yummy!

  23. Celine

    awwww i love the folded back ear :)

  24. Avatar of Esther E

    Haul: Cargo Better Than Waterproof mascara (I’m already in love with it!), Essie Borrowed and Blue, and Orly Rococo A-Go-Go
    Weekend plans: I’ll probably head to the mall to look for a nice trench coat and maybe stop by Sephora while I’m there :P
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: raspberry hot chocolate from Starbucks

  25. Kathy S.

    Haul: MAC and the rest of the Ben Nye matte pressed shadows

    Weekend plans: Christmas shopping!

    Favorite hot drink: Cafe au Lait from the French Market in New Orleans

  26. Amy

    Okay, I’ve been curious for a long time – why does sweet Mellan have a dot on his ear? Is it an identifying marker? Birthmark? I’ve never had a dog, so I have no idea. Whatever it is, it’s cute. :)

    • A birthmark I guess? He’s had it since we got him (at 8 weeks) – it was actually the only way we could track him when we were picking a puppy out. I believe there were 5 males! I remember we didn’t want the one that looked bigger than the rest, and we didn’t want the one that was yapping already (Mellan actually did not bark for 3-4 months!!). The breeders (who were backyard breeders) weren’t even sure and thought maybe their grandchild had marked him with a Sharpie.

  27. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: Stila Cloud and Benefit’s Where There’s Smoke eyeshadows, Stila brow pen thingy (not sure of the proper name), another Gosh Metallic Brass eyeliner pencil and Jouviance 3-in-one facial treatment and their cleansing milk

    Plans: My husband’s firm’s Xmas party is tonight; tomorrow is an Xmas brunch with friends and Sunday is an Xmas open house at my daughter’s boyfriend’s parents’ house (and I have to miss my department’s Xmas get together to attend).

    Favourite hot drink: after coffee (fave has to be pumpkin spice latte but I drink a lot of plain coffee at home), it’s either mulled cider or mulled wine.

  28. Rachel

    Hi! I’m new to commenting but not the blog. I love reading your reviews! I’m also way too excited about my haul and none of my friends seem to understand (I’m the sole makeup maven/artist).

    Haul: I took advantage of my Sephora $20 coupon and picked up MUFE Aqua liner in 13 (based on your review, btw!), MUFE Aqua Eyes in 21, a Bobbi Brown color corrector, and the Michael Kors Very Hollywood rollerball. I also visited the Chanel counter and picked up two Rouge Double Intensite longwears (my favorite!) in Rosestone and Rubylite. I also just renewed my MAC pro card online and got a few more things from my kit. That’ll be next week’s haul, I think.

    weekend plans: Strength training in the gym (personal trainer in training!) and a holiday party on Saturday evening.

    Favorite hot drink: Mighty Leaf Breakfast Americana or a good Darjeeling tea with a little skim milk and a packet of splenda. I also like Teavana teas.

  29. Hilary♥

    HAUL: Nothing but I plan on getting some new Catrice products tomorrow.

    WEEKEND PLANS: Probably going shopping tomorrow. If the weather is nice, my mom and I will go to Florence – keeping my fingers crossed. :)

    WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOT DRINK? My all time fave is hot chocolate of course, but when I’m home I like to drink some delicious hot sugary tea with a lemon slice, so yummy! My latest tea flavors fave are Cinnamon & Orange and Vanilla.

    Mellan is beautiful ♥ Have a great weekend Christine!

  30. Avatar of traci Traci

    Haul: a few pairs of lashes from madamemadeline.com (super cheap!!), replacement of my Shu Uemura cleansing oil

    Weekend Plans: class and writing 2 papers!

    Favorite hot drink: This is so hard (I used to work at Starbucks), but an Almond latte with whipped cream is my all time love. Next would be earl grey tea with honey and half&half!

  31. Avatar of _An_ Lumi

    Puahahaha, Mellan looks adorable.

    Haul:
    1. LOTS from CVS beauty clearance sales. :D
    Revlon lipsticks, Revlon Fabulash Mascara, Revlon Eyeshadows, Revlon Matte Blushes, Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush, Almay Eyeshadow I-Color Trio, Wet n Wild 6-pan eyeshadow palettes, Sally Hansen Diamond Polishes, etc. /happy dance

    2. Forever 21 cardigans, shirts, sweatpants

    Weekend plans: Furniture browsing on Saturday. Moving/organizing some stuff then watching the football game on Sunday. ^^

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Umm, I like many kinds of hot drinks. Hot cocoa, hot green tea, hot coffee, etc.

  32. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany

    Haul: All three Shady Lady palettes AND theBalm and the Beautiful palette from Marshall’s. All in perfect condition. A miracle!

    Weekend: Baking an almond cake with my friend.

    Hot drink: Mulled cider with brandy in it

  33. Becca

    haul: chinaglaze nailpolishes in Holly-Day, Twinkle Lights, Velvet Bow and Ring in the Red. Other than that, I got herbal essenses body envy conditioner, bath and body works soaps in Twisted Peppermint, Winter Candy Apple, Pink Sugarplum, Mistletoe Kiss and Sparkling Snow. I also got the White Citrus shower gel, and it smells so delicious I want the perfume!!!
    Weekend plans: am going to a Christmas Banquet in ten minute, then my friends party at 9, and possible going skiing :)
    What’s your favourite hot drink? steamers, but I can only have a little because they make me sick to my stomach.. I also love Caramel Carettos from Second Cup.

  34. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Haul: Bobbi Brown Corrector/Concealer in Ivory, Tarina Taratino Jet Black eyeliner (oooh, you were right about all the colors! >( Now I have to pick which ones I want), Milani lip pencils in Hot Flash and Flashy

    Weekend Plans: FINALS

    Favorite Hot Drink: Hot Chocolate, especially dark. But Peppermint Mocha is a close second.

  35. Haul: Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Was sent some Smash box holiday items to review for the blog, Sent some Laura to review (Illuminator, color portfolio), the balm nude tude palette, time balm concealer, tarte concealer stick
    Weekend plans: Sadly working till 9 tomorrow and the rest finishing up papers for finals weeks. WAH :/
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Coffee is my life!

  36. Annie

    Haul: Zoya promo buy 3 get 3 free, i got: Purity, Edyta, Julianne, Happi, Pippa, Neeka

    Weekend plans, go to ulta and take kids to chuck e cheese

    favorite hot drink, green tea.

      • Annie

        Got a super deal today! Went to Ulta to get Nail Tek II foundation but couldn’t find any, so I asked a girl that was working there, she looked around and found a buy one get one free package. I said, awesome, how much is it? 99 Cents!!!!!! They knew something wasn’t right but since it rang up 99 cents they were happy to sell the package to me at that price! so I BOUGHT nail Tek II foundation and intense therapy for 99 cents. LOVE!

  37. Haul: Went to Sephora this evening, grabbed a small thing of their eye makeup remover to give it a try, Sephora brand eye shadow in Sweet Candy, Urban Decay 24/7 shadow pencil in Barracuda, and FINALLY Hourglass lipgloss in Siren!!! Decided to grab this with my $20 VIB card! :) LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! :)

    Weekend plans: Having a small party here at home tomorrow “just ’cause”, making a big pot of chili for the party, and getting some rest on Sunday.

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Berryblossom White Tazo tea! Refreshing but warming, especially with honey and cream :)

  38. Avatar of Edith Edith

    Almost ashamed to admit to the following:

    HAUL:
    Makeup: MUFE Aqua Liners #7, 6, 3, 12
    Nars Orgasm/ Laguna Duo
    Tarte Enchanted Lip Surgence Lip Tint
    Bare Minerals Primer Shadow in Chroma Violet and Urban Nature
    MAC Fix+, Eyeshadows in Sumptuous Olive, Steamy and Satin Taupe

    WEEKEND:
    Finish the last paper and presentation due for this first semester of grad school! :) :(

    HOT DRINK:
    Coffee Bean’s Earl Grey Tea Latte… It is yuuuuummmy!

  39. Avatar of Marina Marina

    Haul: MAC Rich Ground Fluidline, MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow, MAC 219, MAC 168, Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in 86 Ébloui
    I don’t haul very often but I just bought all this stuff at Bloomingdales today! LOVE. I’ve been saving up for a while to buy this.

    Weekend Plans: I’m going to my country house, though I’m not sure what I’m doing out there.

    Favorite Hot Drink: Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Latte! Oh and I love Spiced Apple Cider!

  40. Ashley

    Haul – Pink Sugar perfume, NARS Orgasm blush, Lush Henna hair dye, Sally Hansen polish in Plum Power

    Weekend Plans – Work, finishing up homework, and window shopping with a friend (I already spent too much!)

    Favorite Hot Drink – Coffee. Oh how I love coffee.

  41. KrisBliss

    Haul: M.A.C. – Jealousy Wakes e/s :), Hocus Pocus e/s, Fresh Flare e/s, Green is Green Zoom Lash, Sonoran Rain l/g. I also finally bought a Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush (now I just have to figure out how to use it, lol!) and a book that is out of print at my local used bookstore.

    Weekend Plans: Hopefully to get my husband to take me to see Breaking Dawn and my nephews’ birthday parties.

    Favorite Hot Drink: Starbuck’s Orange Mocha which they no longer make :(, but I have been trying to recreate it.

    • Thanks for picking up JW!

      • KrisBliss

        I love Jealousy Wakes! I am kicking myself for not buying more than one. I paired it with a base of Chartru paint and Delft paintpot (mixed) and then patted JW on top of lid. Put Water Nymph in the crease and Vex on my inner corner and used Prismique as my highlighter. To line I used Undercurrent pearglide. Love, love, love!

  42. nicolet

    Haul: Chanel eyeshadows in fauve and beige lame. Mac eyeshadows in antiqued and vex.

    Weekend plans: Studying for finals next week. So excited for winter break :D

    Favorite hot drink: Starbucks vanilla rooibos tea latte. It is delicious and unique!

  43. Jenn

    Haul: Oh gosh a lot of my sale orders came in! Sugarpill chromalusts, Sephora order: Benefit Hervana, 4 MUFE aqua creams(5, 7, 21, 22), UD feminine palette. MAC Viva Gaga 1 lipstick(they re-released it!) and MAC Fix+

    Weekend Plans: A bit of Christmas shopping, baking and grocery shopping. :-)

    Favorite Hot Drink: Caramel Hot Chocolate

  44. Harleigh

    Haul: Hello Kitty nail polishes in Golden Girl and Violet Salome, Bourjois Regard Effet Metallise liner pencils in Bleu Clinquant, Bobbi Brown Creamy Colour lipstick in Bellini Pink, Dior Iconic and Dior Extase mascaras, Malin+Goetz Detox Face Mask, Inglot pallette.

    Weekend: Just some R&R.

    Fave Hot Drink: Chai Latte or Caramel Corn Hot Chocolate.

  45. Inge

    Haul: Naked2 palette (which I really like, Chopper is one of my all time favorite UD shadows, glad it was included)…Sephora Kat Von D concealer, Dior Addict Lipstick in Show, Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Apricot Cloche.

    Weekend plans: holiday parties, birthday parties

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Hot tea with lemon and sugar

  46. Iris

    Haul: Shu Uemura eyelash curler, Kiehl lip balm and samples, Guerlain Noir G de mascara sample, some perfume samples.
    Weekend plans: I’m preparing for my upcoming committee meeting
    What’s your favorite hot drink?: pomegranate scented tea

    • Let us know how you like the mascara!

      • Iris

        In general, it lifts my curled lash well. With the first two swipes of mascara, the lash still feels soft and fluffy. It’s lightly violet scented, not as overwhelming as Maybelline Falsie scent. It does a good job separating the lash without being clumpy, like my favorite go-to Clinique lash doubling mascara, but giving me a more intense black glare. Volume and length wise, it’s on par with Lancome Doll Lash although I appreciate the smaller wand of Noir G for not poking into my eyes when I was trying to grab the last few tiny lashes. I don’t own any Dior or Chanel mascara as to compare these high end brand together. IMO, it’s not worth the hefty price tag just for an additional mirror case. But I do hear that Le 2 mascara (also from Guerlain) is the darling of the ladies around Montreal.

  47. Joan

    Haul: Nothing! Too busy getting ready for our cocktail party. I’m having major withdrawal right now.

    Weekend plans: Finished decorating on Friday & Saturday and hosted a cocktail party on Sunday

    What’s your favorite hot drink?: Mulled cider (William Sonoma mulling spices) with Calvados, Brandy, Cinnamon stick and fresh orange wedge.