Friday, January 20th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  More Jack Black Lip Balm!
  • Weekend plans:  I’d love to get ahead by a day or two on the blog, so I’m going to work on that!
  • Favorite accessory?:   I love a good scarf, and it’s even better that it looks good and keeps me warm!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

This dog sleeps three times as much as I do, yet he’s always yawning!

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63 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #116

  1. Haul: MAC Woodwinked (loving it! I’m apparently lucky enough for it not to pull orange on me) and Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess matte bronzer (it works well now I’m NC30, but when I get a bit tanner in summer it probably won’t show).

    Weekend plans: I’m inviting something like 10 friends over to celebrate the Chinese New Year with homemade dumplings. So Saturday will be mad cleaning, grocery-shopping, and filling-making. Sunday itself will be assembling the dumplings and enjoying having friends around!

    Favorite accessory: Necklaces! I love big and chunky ones as well as small and delicate ones. I don’t come across good ones very often though, so I don’t own a lot.

    I love yawny pictures! Mellan is SOOOOO cute! My cats spend more than half of their time sleeping. Lucky them!

  2. Haul: I can’t find my beloved Zoya Anchor (damn it!) so i went to the store and got a Sally Hansen base coat. I also bought Salma Hayek’s Nuance eyeshadow quad and an e/s duo. I’ll review them later this week!

    Weekend plans: Photo shoot with Lucas Chilczuk.

    Favorite accessory?: Pretty earrings.

    I wish Zoe (my brother’s dog) slept as much as Mellan. She even gets up from her bed (after feigning sleep) to follow my brother around the house. He can’t get her to lay still! LOL.

  3. Kellie

    I just love seeing your dog pics. He’s so handsome. :)

  4. Haul: pick up 3 NYX single shadows (Black and two to dupe UD Verve), Revlon Lip Butter Sweet Tart for a grand total of 7. lol

    Weekend plans: Catch up on stuff (launch my blog dang-it! So much to learn about the interface but I want it to be running properly before it does live. lol)

    Favorite accessory?: For the Fall/winter/early spring I love a good scarf as well. I can’t wear earrings (skin never heals and content rejects them.) but I like funky jewelry as well. Most worn accessory are my large hair clips.

    • I very rarely wear earrings (always forget, since they’re all buried in storage containers), but for whatever reason, I am lucky that they don’t really heal despite not wearing earrings for as long as a year!

      Gotta love a cheap haul 😉

  5. Esther

    Haul: nothing yet, but I need a new concealer, so I might pick something up
    Weekend plans: I’m going to a concert tomorrow night with a friend I haven’t seen in a while :] other than that, I’ll be studying and sleeping. average weekend for me hahah
    Favorite accessory?: I love beanies, weather ones and fashion ones. they’re perfect for a bad hair day or for when I simply don’t feel like doing anything with my hair. I love tights, too. I tend to break out the shorts a bit too early in the year and keep them around for too long, so tights are a great way to wear them in cooler weather.

  6. Caroline

    Haulage: NARS Cyprus eyeshadow, Too Faced Natural at Night Palette, Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water

    Weekend: Will be going on a few adventures w/hubby.

    Favorite accessory: My wedding rings!

  7. Andrea


  8. Haul: Some NYX products for a shoot tomorrow. I grabbed their Ultra Pearl Pigment in Grass Pearl, Glitter Mania in Silver, Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green and some Ardell 305 Lashes. I have to make someone look like an elf tomorrow 😀
    Weekend Plans: Photoshoot and hanging out with my little dude Silas & the boy.
    Favorite Accessorie: A sock, FOR SOCK BUNS. They are so cute. Loveeee.

  9. Jennifer

    Haul: Not necessarily beauty-related, but sweaters, sweaters, more sweaters, and Uggs. It hit 0 degrees fahrenheit today. 😛 You’re so lucky you’re in California! lol

    Weekend plans: I literally have more work to do than I have time to do it in. Sooo….getting as far as I can into my ever-growing pile of papers and assignments. Gotta love grad school. :-/

    Favorite accessory: If I’m outside, I love sunglasses. I have sensitive eyes so I’m always wearing them…even in the winter because the glare from the snow is so bad. If no sunglasses, probably would have to say necklaces–I feel like sometimes when outfits feel too plain or like they are missing something, you just gotta pop on a necklace and voila, it’s perfect!

    Mellan is adorable! My dog is the same way…she sleeps probably 75% of the day and yet is always yawning, lol.

    • Where are you getting your sweaters? I need some!! And as much as I hate admitting it, Uggs keep me warm!

      • Jennifer

        Victoria’s Secret! They are having a huge sale right now and you can get free shipping using the code “SHIP25″. 😀 I was anti-Ugg too until I went my first (Michigan) winter with them…and now I’m obsessed, haha. So toasty!

  10. NeenaJ

    Love that one of Mellan’s eyes is open and one is closed – like he’s making funny faces. I don’t know how you get by waking up so often. If I have a night light that, I’m a wreck the next day. More power to you!

    Haul: Dior Nude Foundation in 020 and the Edward Bess Bronzer in Daydream.

    Weekend: I like to find time to reorganize my makeup stash, set aside some products to keep at work for an instant face and donate the rest.

    Favorite Accessory: Earrings. I feel naked without them. My favorites are from Marjorie Baer (Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack).

    • I guess your body learns to adapt – I’ve been like that for years. I don’t remember if it was like that when I was REALLY young (like under 10), but I do remember waking up often while being a teenager. The good part is I wake up, but I fall asleep quickly.

  11. Danie

    They call it “beauty sleep” for a reason. It takes a lot of sleep (er, and yawning) to keep up that level of gorgeousness. Right, Mellan?

  12. Jae

    Haul: Took advantage of buy 1, get one 50% off on the Maybelline 24 Hr e/s and got them all (except the purple) based on your reviews, jack black lip balm (my lips have been extra dry w/this weather) and clarisonic mia (its part of my 2012 resolution/goal to take better care of my skin)

    Weekend plans: The kiddies are virus/sick free so we’re going to take them to visit their newborn cousin. The last time I held him was the day he was born – can’t wait! Then we’re getting together to root for our 49ers against the NY Giants…the city will be buzzin’!!

    Favorite accessory: love, love, love jewelry so i’m either rockin’ some earrings, ring(s) OR a necklace or two. it definitely helps that i make my own but lately i haven’t had time to. a nice scarf has been a staple w/the weather being cold.

    My boys constantly ask for a dog and when I peruse through this blog on the weekends or late evenings and they see a pic of Mellan, I almost always hear, “awww, mom. That’s a nice dog. Can we have one like that?” =)

    • Aww!! If you do get your boys one, make sure they are heavily involved in the care, whether it’s feeding, cleaning, walking, whatever.

      Even down in the south bay, I suspect we’ll be hearing quite a bit of hollering when the game is on!

  13. inge

    Haul: That Michelle Phan lancome kit from sephora…I really like the eye palette. NARS niagra. UD midnight cowboy kit and quinceniera bag on sale. waiting for chanel kensington.
    Weekend plans: hang out
    Favorite accessory?: necklaces and ornate headbands

  14. Kristabelle

    Haul: Sigma F80 foundation brush. Crossing my fingers that it actually works, I’ve tried soo many and they always seem to either be too scratchy, leave brush marks, or soak up all the foundation.

    Weekend plans: Haha like I ever have time for something besides work.

    Favorite accessory?: Tights. I live in them.

  15. Courtney

    Haul: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour cream in Taupe. 2 Zoya nail polishes, Stila eyeshadow Trio in Venus, and some black and silver glitter.

    Weekend Plans: Going to a movie premiere and after party tonight. Not sure about the rest of the weekend though…

    Favorite Accessory: I have a garnet ring that I wear every day. It was my 25th birthday present. I feel naked without it.

  16. Mimi

    haul: naked 2 palette! LOVE IT

    weekend plans: heading east to celebrate asian new year. Year of the Dragon.

    accessories: jewelery, scarf

  17. Nicole

    Haul: Nothing makeup related, but I bought several trousers last weekend.
    Weekend plans: Just sleep well, I feel so exhausted.
    Favorite accessory?: In autumn and winter my pashmina. The best present ever. But I also love my Nomination and Thomas Sabo bracelets.

  18. Kat

    Haul: Nothing! Waiting till I finish my bio and then maybe I’ll pick something up as a reward 😉
    Weekend plans: Homework! Hopefully I’ll finish up my biology lab today and then spend the weekend doing the reading and maybe going ice skating on the outdoor ice rink my city has set up since it’s so freaking freezing here!
    Favorite accessory?: I love scarves too! That and rings.

  19. Haul: L’oreal voluminous false fiber lashes kit and the balm eyeshadow
    Weekend plans: spend time with my hubby and friends
    Favorite accessory?:i love a good neckles and earings lol

    love your mellan pics!! his so adorable!!! i have a beagle/blue heeler mix that loves to eat and sleep like no other!!!

  20. Lisa

    Haul: Essie School of Hard Rocks, Orly Rock It (LOVE!), Orly Rococo A-Go-Go, Philosophy Just Release Me Makeup Remover, theBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette, Benefit Hervana, and MAC Subtle Breeze. After being on a no buy for a little while, I went a bit crazy.

    Weekend plans: I think I’m just going to hang around the house with the boyfriend and watch movies.

    Favorite accessory: A pretty scarf! I knit and crochet, so I’m always making a scarves in various patterns and colors. You can never have too many. 😉

    On a completely different note, I love the picture of Mellan yawning! I have a bit of an obsession with pics of animals yawning. I must have about a hundred pictures of my cats yawning. There’s just something about it that I find funny.

  21. Haul: Burberry Lip Mist in Feather Pink, my Sephora birthday gift, Dior Rosy Glow blush.

    Plans: Going out for Shabu Shabu with my mom on Saturday for my birthday. Otherwise nothing much…

    Accessory: I don’t usually wear accessories, I’ve been wearing a lot of scarves because it’s been cold though!

    • Oh, I just remembered another couple things I got this week (I though I got it last week!), Burberry Cameo blush and Pale Barley eyeshadow :)

  22. Joan

    Haul: Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer, Teal Topaz
    Estée Lauder Brush Cleaner
    MAC Mineralize Charge Water
    MAC Lip  Pencils (Subculture, Hip & Happy, Have to Have It, Lasting Sensation)
    MAC Lipglass, Tour de Fabulous

    Weekend Plans: Cozy family time

    Favorite Accessory: Diamond Chai that hubby gave me when I emerged from a coma. Here’s to Life! It reminds me to be thankful for everyday.

    I can’t look at that image of Mellan w/o also yawning and wanting to nap.

  23. Haha! Great pic of Mellan!!

    Haul: Nothing! The Lululemon warehouse sale started today, so I hit that up, and got a nice hoodie, and a few accessories.

    Weekend plans: I don’t know. I know I’m hungry right now, and just want to go out and eat somewhere.

    Accessory: A great pair of boots. Also, I cut my hair pretty short, so I’ve been very dependent on hats lately.

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

  24. Carrie Ann

    Haul: Revlon Lip Butters in Creamsicle and Fig Jam and ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quads in Enchanted and Goddess, and Essie nail lacquer in Wrapped in Rubies.

    Favorite accessory? Rings. I’m obsessed with them. Silver, gold, chunky, delicate–I don’t care, as long as I think they look cool. I love picking out the right ones to go with an outfit.

  25. Heather

    Haul: only Shiseido cotton!

    Weekend Plans: staying warm (it’s so snowy on Vancouver Island!) and lots of reading for my Philosophy class!

    Accessories: I pretty much wear the same things everyday. I have my nose and tragus pierced with small silver hoops if that counts…. Other than that I have a necklace from my boyfriend that I wear every day and a bracelet my Dad brought me from Peru that I wear most days! I have very very sensitive skin to a lot of metals so I keep it pretty minimal. If I add another piece it has to be big and statement making! Most of my jewellery is rings and bracelets.

  26. Mariella

    Haul: Revlon lip butter (I think the shade is Berry Smoothie), Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder and MAC Early Morning mineralized blush (technically, I bought it last week but it arrived this week).

    Weekend plans: blissfully nothing except going to the gym and going out for dinner.

    Favourite accessory: probably scarves or maybe bracelets.

  27. Candace

    Haul: I purchased Eucerin lip treatment for the cold weather!
    Weekend plans: I have reading for class and brunch with a my middle school teacher who recently moved to the area.
    Favorite accessory?: earrings and scarves

  28. Miss J

    Haul: Three of the Revlon Lip Butters, China Glaze Dance Baby (kind of, I asked my S-I-L to pick it up for me), NARS Sheer Glow, MUFE Face & Body, and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. Need to get some more brush cleaner, too. And I might have to pick up a new Blacktrack Fluidline…because I closed it so tight last time that now I can’t get it open, LOL.

    Weekend plans: Nothing exciting that I know of, yet. I will probably just catch up on laundry and possibly go check out the Electropop colors from China Glaze in person.

    Favorite accessory?: I guess I’m not much of an accessory girl. I don’t have a favorite, but I do know I tend to accessorize more with scarfs, shoes, and bags over jewelry.

    Cutest photo ever! I love crazy doggy faces! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Miss J

      Just added to the haul with some MAC stuff tonight. Picked up more brush cleaner. I get irritated eyes so easily that I always have to sanitize my eye brushes before using them again. Picked up some Fix+, which I feel like I’m spending $20 on water that smells good, lol. I get flaky spots that even exfoliating doesn’t totally help, so Fix+ helps that if I’m looking a little scaly. Then I just repurchased Blacktrack and to go along with it the 210 brush. I never seem to get a thin enough line with my other brush. Can anyone tell me how MAC Fluidlines compare to Bobbi Brown’s gel liner?

  29. M.

    Haul: NYC Lippin’ Large Plumping Gloss in Peach Parfait
    Weekend plans: Vegetate!
    Favorite accessory: My metallic gold cross-body hobo bag. The shape and size flatter my figure, the cross-body style is perfect for my hands-off bag preference, and the color is glam and cheerful all year round. :)

  30. Haul: some CrownBrushes (all from studio series, can’t wait to test the bent liner), some samples from Liz Earle.
    Weekend plans: studying and seeing some friends I haven’t see for a while.
    Favorite accessory?: since it’s damn cold, a woollen scarf!

  31. Hilary♥

    HAUL: Unfortunately nothing. T__T

    WEEKEND PLANS: I have a few songs to try out for a rock band and also work on my originals.

    FAVORITE ACCESSORY: Bags and necklaces.

    Mellan looks so cute all the time ♥ lovely pic! My cat sleep all the time especially since I put an old pillow next to the healer I have in my living room lol they love it… and so do I haha!

  32. Adrienne

    Tj maxx had thebalm 2 sets with Mary and Betty loumanizer 2 lipglosses frat boy and a nail polish for $20 total! a dry body scrub brush Kate sommerville exfoliate and got my boyfriend a jack black hair gel

    This weekend were going to look for watches for my b/f 25th bday and I’ll take him to dinner

    I don’t buy accessories b/c I only wear my Tiffany and co bead bracelet with the Venetian link bracket which were gifts!

  33. Melissa

    I’m trying to use what I have before I buy anything new.

    But, as for Mellan…did you hear about that study a few years ago in which they found that dogs tend to yawn when they see people yawn? I have a Lab. The day I heard about the study, I tried it on him. I yawned in front of him. He started yawning before I finished. Some breeds are more apt to do this (the ones who are people-pleasers and are more intune with humans).

  34. M3

    Haul: Benefit Lemon-Aid, Temptu Under-eye Concealer (I think this is my new favorite – it’s so moisturizing), Laura Mercier TM in Sand (had to see what the fuss is all about — I think I like it more than the Chanel TM), Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush (so bright!)

    Weekend plans: Mani/Pedi, enjoy the snow and indulge in a pile of new magazines. yay!

    Favorite Accessory: A gorgeous handbag, of course!

  35. Liz

    Haul: MAC for Iris Apfel Robin’s Egg Eyeshadow. I found it, so happy. Can’t wait to wear it. Plus, Viva Glam I (put it on right then and there and it looks awesome!) and Creamsheen Brave Red.

    Weekend plans: Not many, maybe go out tomorrow and take care of some things.

    Favorite accessory?: Necklace, and it’s almost always the same one (even though I have a ton,) a a big, red resin rose. Love it.

    Mellan is such a cutie! We could be good buddies, I love taking naps… when I can.

  36. Maya

    Haul: Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara

    Weekend Plans: Visit family!

    Favorite Accessory: Handbags. I’m obsessed. Also like scarves and necklaces

  37. Kelly

    Haul – Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation and cream blush, some Josie Maran goods, hair care stuff.

    Weekend Plans – caring for my 4 foster kittens!

    Fave Accessory – Earrings

    I love Mellan’s beauty mark on his ear. So cute!

  38. BooBooNinja

    Mellan is so loveable!
    I look forward to his photo shoots. :)

  39. Veronica

    Haul: Very small one this week – Dior Lip Addict in #792, Covergirl Lip Perfection in Siren, Maybelline cream eye shadow in Tough as Taupe

    Weekend Plans: Working. 😐

    Favorite Accessory: Well, if great shoes don’t count, then a good set of earrings, whether daring or elegant.

    I think dogs by nature are complete bums past the puppy stage. (They have nothing on cats, though.)

  40. Amy

    Haul: A couple more occ lip tars that I didn’t have, and some stila products that were on clearance for cheap.
    Weekend plans: work/homework
    Favorite Accessory: I don’t really have one… Truthfully I don’t care much about stuff like that… just makeup lol