Friday, December 16th, 2011

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing! :)
  • Weekend plans:  Dealing with the love/hate relationship I have with technology, cleaning!
  • What’s your favorite hot dessert?:   Apple crisp, mmm!!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Mellan received a new toy for his cooperation!

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72 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #111

  1. Haul: China Glaze polishes in Twinkle Lights, Concrete Catwalk, Skyscraper.

    Weekend plans: A friend’s Xmas party tomorrow, photographing for the blog.

    Fave hot dessert: Homemade cookies fresh from the oven. Yum yum!

  2. Natalie

    Haul: MAC #7 eyelashes for a wedding I have tomorrow.

    Weekend plans: My cousin’s wedding! We make weddings huge affairs, so it should be a great time!

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: None, I’m not a hot dessert person (unless hot chocolate or fudge counts!)

  3. I love technology and I guess I must try Apple crisp see what’s so special in that. I had a pet who is no more I guess. :( Mellan is so cute!! love

  4. Haul: Haha, same, nothing! :)

    Weekend plans: My cousin’s getting married!!! I’ll be doing makeup and hair for my mom and grandma.

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Crepe Suzette! Apple pie is a close second!

  5. Haul: My Brow powder (MAC Concrete shadow), and that’s it! I won’t be hauling much anymore, other than my essentials. I just found out that I was accepted into the military, and it’s amazing how quickly priorities change. So long makeup!

    Weekend plans: Work on my pushups, maybe put up the tree.

    Favourite hot dessert: I’m with you, Christine – Apple crisp!

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

  6. Haul: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (still testing it out, but for a first foundation it really isn’t bad), Tarte Exposed and Peaceful (still trying to get Blissful and Tipsy. Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed now)!!!

    Weekend plans: Going to the Christmas market! I was told this is very European. Essentially it’s a street market where you can find all kinds of kitsch (but hopefully cute) stuff for Christmas, and also a lot of high-calorie winter food. We have friends over on Saturday to see the new kitten, and on Sunday free coffee-tasting in my favorite cafe and a bit of Christmas shopping (shops are always closed on Sunday in Belgium with the exception of a couple of weekends before Christmas, so I feel obliged to be part of the crowd each year)!

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Moelleux au chocolat. Wikipedia told me it’s called “petit gâteau” in English (in French it means little cake). Basically it’s a chocolate cake that has running melty chocolate center. For a total overdose (or just contrast in texture/temperature), serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s easy to make too!

  7. L

    Haul: Dior Misty Mauve Quint from Sephora & MUFE Aqua Eyes 6L.!

    Weekend Plans: Finishing up some homework for the semester and packing to go home for the holidays next week. I can’t wait to see my family again!

    Best hot dessert: I love chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven, the chips are melted and the cookies are gooey and delicious!

  8. Alison

    Awwww! My favourite shot of Mellan!

  9. Yazmin

    haul : occ lip tars in vapid, complex, safety orange and plum. opi rainbow connection.

    weekend plans : try and get well before work on monday

    fave desert: chocolate muffin warmed up in the microwave and then covered in hot custard. the most easiest desert and the tastiest

  10. Mimi

    haul: Myglam!
    plans: hopefully to feel better…i’m working all weekend
    hot dessert: tough one! I love a nice warm bread pudding ^_^

    have a great weekend christine =D

  11. Heather

    I love the gingerbread house dog toy! Where did you get it?

  12. Haul: 2.5 of my Black Friday orders came in.

    FACE Atelier Facade blush in Arabesque. Tried this at IMATS really like it but wasn’t interested in gett blush at that time. I split to order and shipping with my friend (she got Chameleon and a bunch of samples)

    Sigma Sigmax Synthetic Precision Kit

    Royal & Langnickel SILK GREENLINE 12 PC. came in but the Retractable brush set wasn’t shipped with it (they promise to ship that soon).

    Weekend plans: Mom’s DVD wishlist for Christmas shopping….. But otherwise I’m done!!!!

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Apple crisp or apple pie are definitely on top there. Pumpkin pie warmed and a brownie/lava cake. 😉

  13. Cindy

    I also love apple crisp! And Mellan looks so cute :)

  14. L

    Haul: Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, Lip Lustre in Sweetest Poison, and several sample-sized eyeshadows.

    Weekend plans: baking :-)

    Favorite hot dessert: warm chocolate cake

    • Let us know how you like Fyrinnae!

      • L

        The Pixie Epoxy is indeed amazing. I got no fallout from loose shadows throughout the day. Removing it is also easy (both eye makeup remover or makeup wipes work).

        I love the color of my lip lustre, as it’s the only red that doesn’t look weird on me. It’s scent kinda bothers me though.. It smells like caramel… (I’m probably the only person in the world who doesn’t like caramel lol :-) )

        As for the eyeshadows, I can’t comment on them because I haven’t really played with them.

  15. Maureen

    I actually do have a haul this week!

    -MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Asian Flower
    -MAC Posh Paradise lipstick in Potent Fig
    -A sample-sized Hope in a Jar (it smells awful but the results so far are ahh-mazing)
    -A sample-sized bottle of Philosophy Purity (100 Beauty insider points!)
    -Benefit Lemon Aid
    -MUFE Concealer palette

  16. Jennifer

    Yay, I’m so excited for FFHF!!!! 😀 I’m totally taking a break from writing a 15-pg final paper that’s due at 4EST to comment on this…I think I have a problem, lol. But I bought beauty products this week for the first time in soooo long. And holy cow I hauled like crazy….

    -Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation (10 Beige)–I’m loving this foundation. I kept debating on it for a long time because I need a medium-full coverage foundation. This is pretty light, but definitely build able. And the crazy thing is the finish. I kept trying to put powder over it to set it and I kept getting frustrated because it would get cakey in spots/look uneven. But then I heard that since it has a powder finish, you can use it without a setting powder so I tried that….Voila! I swear the angels were singing. Definitely not the wearing power that you get with MAC prolongwear (at least for me since I have combination skin), but so much more amazing because of how natural looking it is. I wear it with a primer underneath and hardly any flashback as well. Definitely a cool thing to check out. I went through like three samples before I caved and now I’m so glad I did. Wow, sorry, this is long, lol. Moving on…
    -Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer (10 Beige)
    -MAC Brush Cleanser
    -MAC eyeshadows in Shimmermoss, Idol Eyes, and Knight Divine
    -Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover
    -Batisse dry shampoo
    -2 Jack Black Lip Balms
    -Jack Black Beard Lube (for the boy)
    -OPI nail polishes in “Designer de Better”, “Mani ways to help”, “How’s in snowin?”, and “Speak for your-elf”!
    -Essie nail polishes in “Jamaica me crazy”, “As gold as it gets”, “Fishnet Stockings”, “Sexy Divide”, “Set in stones”, and “Shine of the times”
    -FHI nano salon pro 2000 hair dryer (YAY!!!!! Hopefully I’ll be able to dry my hair in less than an hour now!)
    -Versace Vanitas Eau de Parfum! It was a gift from the boy. :) We’re both in grad school with family on opposite ends of the country so we celebrated christmas a bit early this year.
    -And on that same note….THANK YOU SO MUCH SEAN!!!!! I got him the Skyrim game thingy and he loved it and said he had been wanting it…and was flabbergasted I knew what it was, tehehe. So HUGE shout out to Sean for the gift list for men. It definitely helped! (Don’t worry Christine, you are always amazingly helpful, too! I have a giant makeup stockpile from your reviews that I’ve been cultivating for Christmas presents this year, haha. I’m so glad I bought two extra Chanel Topkapi quads…)

    Mellan looks soooooo adorable! I need to take some pics of my (2 year old) puppy soon and post them to the flickr group! I got her a few new toys and she’s been loving them (a gingerbread man and two reindeer…well, one’s more like a dog with antlers, lol)

    Weekend plans: Studying for two finals, finishing this paper to start another 15 page paper that’s due at midnight tomorrow. 😛 Ugly Christmas sweater party tomorrow night if I ever finish the stupid thing, lol.

    Favorite hot dessert: That’s a tough one! Probably chocolate lava cake. The best I ever had was at a place on Mackinac Island and they used their house fudge in the center…so good……

    Sorry for my ramblyness. I’m so sleep-deprived/hyped up on caffeine, it’s ridiculous!!!! Happy weekend everyone!

  17. La Boule ( pseudo)

    Such a lovely dog!

  18. E

    Haul: I’ve been going to drug stores and getting a bunch of 99 cent nail polishes. I’ve got a bunch of ideas for frankenpolishes, and I don’t like using my expensive polishes 😛
    Weekend plans: mixing my frankens! and maybe I’ll do some cooking :]
    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: I love chocolate chip muffins and apple crisp with ice cream

  19. Haul: 4 Essence eyeshadows, Revlon Smoldering nail polish, a clearance Revlon eyeshadow, new Rimmel eye palette thingy, Cargo Key Largo blush, NARS Roman Holiday lipstick, MAC Small duo fibre brush.

    Weekend plans: Dunno yet, relax…maybe finally order the lip gloss I wanted to from Nordstrom online…

    Fave hot dessert: Apple or peach cobbler.

  20. Candace

    HAUL: Fugly pijamas from target that I’m going to return. I look I’m swimming in the size ‘Small’!
    WEEKEND PLANS: Touring San Francisco with a old friend (hiking, a ferry ride, a Christmas party, a birthday party, a German pub to celebrate the end of finals, which I am putting off to peruse your site!)
    What’s your favorite HOT DESSERT?: Peach cobbler. *drools*

  21. Heidi

    Haul: Josie Maran Seductive Golds kit and Nails Inc Special Effects Duo in Donmar and a 33 oz bottle of Jack Black Beard Lube (I use it on my legs!) from Sephora. I also got the UD Naked 2 palette which should arrive whenever my mail comes today.

    Plans: Going out to eat tonight, shopping, playing it by ear!

    Favorite hot dessert: Warm brownie w/ low fat vanilla ice cream (that’s a half hot dessert I guess!)

  22. Leticia

    Haul: Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Party Alice and Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit – both thanks to your reviews, Christine! I’m loving them both :)!!

    Weekend plans: Recovering from a slight cold and Christmas shopping for my family!

    Favorite hot dessert: Mmm, I guess brownies!!

  23. Ashley Sarah

    Haul: Urban Decay 24/7 Travel Size Set of 5 Naked Eye Pencils

    Weekend plans: Packing for vacation

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Warm chocolate cake, but it has to have a small scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  24. Elle

    Haul: Nars foundation pump, a mask by Philosophy, and the Fall Festival Palette from Coastal Scents

    Weekend Plans: Christmas party for work and finish up Christmas shopping

    Fave Hot Dessert: Warm bread pudding

  25. Courtney

    Haul: Revlon Holiday lipgloss in Decadent. It’s sooooooo pretty on! also got the Nail’s Inc magnetic polish in teal. I did decide to buy the Nars Arabian Nights trio, but after trying it even with Pixie Epoxy, it was awful.

    Weekend plans: Hopefully going to a birthday party. Cleaning. Gaming. Returning Arabian Nights.

    Favorite hot desert: Hrm…cookies. Otherwise, I prefer cold deserts with hot tea.

  26. Ana G.

    haul: UD 24 7 eye pencil in ransom, UD primer potion and sephora eye make up remover
    Weekend plans:visiting family
    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: red fruits souffle.

  27. Hilary♥

    So many things! First off, MAC Pro Longwear concealer, Catrice nail polish in “Miss Piggy Reloaded”, “Rusty But Sexy” and “In The Bronx”. Last but not least, Kiko palette in “Hyperreal Green Wood” from the Chic Chalet collection.

    Weekend plans:
    The weathe is horrible here so it’ll be either home or the mall lol. I’d go for option number two. Tomorrow I would like to go and see this huge vintage store where they have clothes and accessories from the 60/70/80 and 90’s. YAY!

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?
    Apple pie! ♥

    Mellan Claus or Santa Mellan is gorgeous as usual! ♥

  28. Lee

    Haul: Benefit Hervana – it’s pretty and works well as a blush on my pale skin

    Weekend plans: Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I want the house to be in shape for Christmas.

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Creme brulee

  29. Michelle

    Haul: I had no haul.
    Weekend plans: I want to watch 24’s seasons 6-7 and see my cousin after she arrives.
    Favorite hot dessert: I’m really indecisive, but I always enjoy apple pie a la mode.

  30. Haul: Make Up For Ever #30 lipstick for my mother, which turned out to be far too nude! I exchanged it for Laura Mercier Dry Rose :)

    Weekend Plans: Who knows!

    Favorite hot dessert: Those Pillsbury sugar cookies that come out on holidays with the images stamped into them… mmmmm so good :)

  31. Mandy


    random question,

    where did you get the toy ??
    thanks !!

  32. Kristabelle

    * Haul: Got my TheBalm stuff from Hautelook- Shady Lady palettes Vol 1 and 2, Mai Billsbepaid lipstick.

    * Weekend plans: Work and christmas shopping (didn’t even start yet!)

    * What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Cinnabon.

  33. Denise

    Haul: My Naked 2 palette just arrived( But I might return… how many neutrals do I really need.)… ELF three eyeliner set…. Viva La Juicy holiday set.
    Weekend Plans: Holiday parties on Saturday and Sunday with family. My kids are so excited.
    Favorite hot dessert: Chocolate souffle… YUM

  34. Becca

    haul: spectro moisturizer for blemish prone skin, tea tree oil, cotton pads, the elf holiday beauty eye book in natural eye and a BUNCH of chocolates and other food for the holidays (even thought those are not beauty items, but they’re still very exciting!)
    Weekend plans: I have a “family day” tomorrow with my dad, grandpa and sister, and a potential sleepover :) Oh and homework of course… I also want to finish reading The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
    Favourite hot deesert? ooo that’s a tough one… probably chocolate lava cake 😀

  35. R

    Haul: MAC Gel lipstick – looks awesome, like gilded lips under nymphette l/g! Thought I was going to hate it (pix online are not so great), but it’s a new fave for sure! I also ordered a Clarisonic Mia 2!
    Weekend plans: errands tomorrow, work holiday party.
    Dessert: warm baklava

  36. Adrienne

    Haul: MUFE 120 foundation. Tan about town-benefit. Smash box qvc mega pallete for my sister for Xmas!!! she wanted naked pallete hopefully shell like this better. Bobbi brown eyeliner set nordstrom online exclusive for my moms Xmas.

    No weekend plans. For sure the dog park!!

    Fave hot dessert: berry cobbler or apple crisp!!!

  37. Hyzenthlay

    Haul: Tarina Tarantino Parasol Blush, NARS Flamenco Lipstick

    I LOVED these two when you reviewed them last week. They came in the mail today, and I love them on me, as well!

    Weekend Plans: Finish Christmas shopping and wrapping, take a long walk with my dog (black lab, I totally identified with your photo last week or the week before with the Santa hat as beard . . .), grade the last quiz of the semester, clean

    Favorite hot dessert: Pear crisp – the version from America’s Test Kitchen. I prefer this to cake on my birthday!

  38. Iris

    Haul: The Body Shop’s body butters + Loose Button’s December Luxe Box
    Weekend plans: Go to gym, lab and cleaning
    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Vietnamese Taro sweet dessert

    • I love this Vietnamese coconut milk drink – it has red jelly bean-like things along with agar agar. It also has a big block of yellow something-rather, which I always take out, lol!

  39. heidi

    Today is my birthday so I treated myself.
    My sister and I went to sephora and she bought me MUFE aqua cream #16. And I got myself #2. I also got my 500 pt perk from lancome. Then got my makeup done at mac. She used russian red but they were sold out so I bought the lipliner in brick as well as base but I really want the russian red. I also got a fluidline in blitz and glitz and a blush in warm soul.I also got a few drugstore goodies. Maybelline dream mouse bronzer #20 and revlon lipstick in rasberry as well as rimmel moisture renew lipstick in rosette.

  40. Nicole

    Haul: I recieved my order of MUFE Smokey Lash and won Dr. Weils Face Cleanser. I start using the products after finishing my current mascara and face cleanser.

    Weekend plans: Today doing some last minute x-mas online shopping and some contract reading. Tomorrow celebrating my 30th birthday and on Monday baking cupcakes without topping, kind of little cakes, for my office.
    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Warm little chocolate cake with liquid chocolate core.

  41. Kat

    Haul: Nothing too! I am so broke, and attempting to save up for the upcoming MAC launches. Plus I have a few things I want to finish up.
    Weekend plans: Cleaning! We just had our floors redone, so all my stuff is in boxes. I also need to finish up my last couple assignments for one of my classes.
    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Warm, chewy chocolate chip cookies!

  42. Madeline

    UD Feminine Palette, travel in style buxom duo, benefit kits stay dont stray (that gal, porefessional, stay dont stray) and tan about town (hoola, some kinda gorgeous, bad gal). Gotta love those benefit kits! They’re a better deal (dollar per ounce) than the full size!

  43. Joan

    Awwwwww Mellan is sooo agreeable. He deserves a whole basket of toys!!!

    Haul: China Glaze Winter Ice & meet Me Under the Mistletoe Collections, false lashes

    Weekend plans: Tree trimming party Sat, hanging out with family & reading NYT cover to cover on Sunday

    What’s your favorite hot dessert?: Apple crumb pie ala mode

  44. Oh Mellan, your pictures always make me smile!! You must be a wonderful dog for your mommy to love you so much. =)