Friday, March 16th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Lynnderella nail polishes – I think around 30 or so!
  • Weekend plans: Building some furniture, recording a few videos, taking photos!
  • What time do you usually go to bed?:   I try to be in bed by 11PM or earlier, then I read for 20-30 minutes!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Bummed you can’t hear the washing machine that Mellan was getting excited over, but consider this “Attentive Mellan.”

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43 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #124

  1. Haul: After last weeks Mad Men and Bronze Goddess stuff from Lauder, I didn’t get much this week :) Some brow pencils… that’s about it.

    Weekend Plans: Walking Dead Finale party! Food that actually looks like brains and guts and gore! MUAH HAH HAH!

    Bed time: Ugh… about three hours ago? LOL I try to go to bed earlier in the summer but my regular schedule has always been bed around 2am and up around 10. Lately it’s been sleep around 6 or 7 in the morning though :/

  2. Mariella

    Haul: my very first Inglot shadows – 326, 422 and 444. I am so pleased with these shadows but I hate the numbering (I can never remember what I bought and keep having to check!)
    Weekend plans: sadly, all funeral stuff – visitation tonight and funeral tomorrow for my husband’s aunt. Sunday, I want to just relax (my husband is still getting over surgery), go to the gym and maybe work in the garden a bit
    Bed-time: it varies so much depending on whether or not I’m working the next day but I tend to be a night owl, even though I get up so early on work days

  3. Kristabelle

    Haul: my theBalm order from Hautelook is getting here today- Mary Lou-Manizer and Mai Billsbepaid lipstick. MAC- stars n rockets, angel, nymphette, love nectar, 217. Revlon lip butter in strawberry shortcake.

    Weekend plans: Just knowing I don’t have work is enough haha i can’t wait to get some sleep.

    What time do you usually go to bed?: It’s super pathetic for a 21-year-old, but since I have to work at 5 in the morning, I’m usually in bed by 8:30, asleep by 9.

  4. Jane

    Oh, good! I bet that means some Lynderella swatches! If I could figure out when and how to buy them, I might stock up.

    • Quinctia

      Yeah, I was gonna say, I would make sure they were actually accessible before I swatched those, because there’s been some drama around the selling of these.

      • Absolutely – I would never post about a product that you truly could not buy. I’m working with both Leah Ann and Lynn to time everything right :) It’ll take me weeks to get through them alone, so there’s some time :)

  5. Kristen

    Haul: New makeup brushes! I love buying brushes at Michael’s because they are great quality and you can find some really interesting ones. I found the tiniest liner brush that I’m going to use for detailing. They were actually payed for by my brother, which was so sweet!

    Weekend plans: Family time and going to Dixie Crossroads (a really good restaurant).

    Bed time: I’m trying to be in bed by 10pm so that I can have time to read and go to sleep by 11.

  6. Sam

    Haul: a new bottle of WEN Conditioner, Urdan Decay 24/7 Pencil liner in Perversion and some red lipstick 😀 can you tell a special occasion is on my calendar? 😉 Helloooo Framing Hanley concert!

    Weekend Plans: Help my oldest brother move into his new house, and a St. Patty’s Day party with some friends.

    What Time Do You Usually Go to Bed?: I’m a total night hawk! I prefer night to day by a long run. My sleep cycle varies each week, but normally my second oldest brother can find me still wide awake and hanging out in the living room at 5:30am. :)

  7. Laura

    Haul: Nothing! But I did order some MakeUp Geek eyeshadows.

    Weekend plans: Buying presents for Mothers’ Day and my dad and aunt’s birthday, going out to a club for a friend’s birthday, then going to see my parents’ house for a family lunch.

    What time do you usually go to bed?: On a work night usually between 11.30 and 12.30. On a Friday/Saturday anywhere between midnight and 4 depending on what I’m doing.

  8. NeenaJ

    Haul: Giovanni shampoo and leave-in conditioner, raw shea butter and some Darling Girl petit eyeshadows from the Hunger Games collection. But, I’ve got some gift cards in hand and am seriously contemplating MAC’s Watch Me Simmer, NARS Gaity blush or one of the new YSL stain glosses. Will be swatching (playing) after work today!

    Weekend: 1 year old birthday party for one of my best friends daughter.

    Bedtime: Because I have to get up at 7 am, I go to bed between 9-10 pm. I know, I’m a wussie! I need plenty of sleep to feel good the next day.

  9. Haul: La Roche Posay Efflaclar K. I have this gigantic hormone-induced zit on my chin, and after talking to a fellow blogger I ran to the pharmacy to purchase this. I’ve used it once so I can’t really comment on it yet, but I can already tell you this morning I woke up to a greatly-reduced one. I’m hoping it’ll disappear by tomorrow!

    Weekend plans: Seeing some friends on Saturday, and blogging on Sunday! Before I knew it, I already have WAY too much stuff piling up! I’ve photographed most of them and tested some out, so now it all comes down to sitting down and writing it out!

    What time do you usually go to bed?: I try to aim at midnight, and I read a little to help me unwind. Being in front of the computer is way entertaining, but it is also too action-packed for me to go into the sleepy state of mind!

  10. Haul: I ordered the nude tude palette and the mary lou manizier off hautelook, and they just arrived, yay!

    Weekend plans: I have to take an exam

    Bedtime: Usually around 10, I get tired early.

  11. AnGeLwInGz

    An unnecessary amount of nail polish:
    Butter London – Slapper, Bossy Boots (my first BL purchases!)
    Revlon – Jaded, Blue Lagoon
    Essie – Absolutely Shore, Navigate Her
    L’Oreal – Club Prive
    Orly – Ancient Jade, Jealous, Much?, Frisky
    China Glaze – mini Capitol Colors collection, Kinetic Candy, Aquadelic, Electric Beat
    Ulta – Maine Attraction

    • AnGeLwInGz

      weekend plans: enjoy time off from work
      bedtime: between 9 and 10pm. I wake up at 5am so I need as much sleep as possible..

  12. Haul: Not yet!

    Weekend plans: Trying to make a trench coat this weekend. lol

    What time do you usually go to bed?: 10-ish but I usually don’t fall asleep till midnight.

  13. Haul: Wet n Wild MegaShine nail polish in Carribean Frost & Wild Card, Wet n Wild Red Tape polish, Revlon LipButters in Fig Jam & Pink Truffle, Wet n Wild Brule eyeshadow.

    Weekend plans: Photographing for the blog, homework.

    What time do you usually go to bed?: Midnight, but if I have to write a paper, it’s usually 2-3am-ish.

    My brother’s Huskimo, Zoe perks her ears up and runs to the door whenever someone comes to the front door. She can usually tell before we can. And I can never do anything in peace when I go visit them, because she sticks her nose in everything! I think she’s hoping I’ll play with her. :)

  14. Traci

    Haul: bareMinerals tinted SPF 20 Moisturizer for Combination Skin in Sheer,bareMinerals SPF 20 Moisturizer for Combination Skin (yes I got 2, one tinted, one not!), Boscia Daily Hand Revival Therapy SPF 15, BareEscentuals Ready eyeshadow quad in The Truth, and some Sigma brushes

    Weekend Plans: Writing 3 papers and 1 presentation, it’s my last week till break!

    What time do I usually go to bed? Lately I’ve not been gong to bed until around 1-2am, even though my goal is really midnight.

  15. Haul: MAC Smutty Green MES, Black Tea gloss, and Full Force Violet pigment (which I hear is being discontinued)

    Weekend plans: Playing Mass Effect 3, getting my hair done, trying to finish Mass Effect 3, theater show, and….Mass Effect 3.

    Bed Time: Sometime between 10:30 and 11. Stupid day job.

  16. Quinctia

    Haul – Essie Fair Game, then a Cherry Culture order with a few lipsticks, polishes, etc from Milani and Nyx. I might’ve gotten some Zoya, but they sent me their promo email the day after the thing was over…puzzling!

    Plans – Bulls game tomorrow!

    Bedtime – I mostly work nights, so sometimes not until like 2am? I was on vacation last week and usually asleep by 12:30, but that’s easy to do when the person you’re visiting has to go to bed early!

  17. Cleo

    OMG! How were you able to snag Lynnderella polishes? Were they sent to you for review? I’m soooooooooooooo jealous! When/if you review them can you please please please include tips on how to purchase them? I know she’s a one-woman show so I understand why there’s been a lot of delay…but now she’s locked her blog to invite only so you can’t even stalk the site for blog sales. My Lynnderella wishlist is I think about 30 bottles long! Can’t wait to see if you get around to swatching these!

    • Hi Cleo!

      I bought one of each that were available when I made my order! :) I’m working with both Leah Ann and Lynn to figure out timing so that when I do post/review them, all of that information will be available. I know right now they’re not taking additional orders and are hoping to get through the current backorder before reopening the list! I absolutely do not want to post reviews on them if nobody can buy them – I don’t mind if the process requires some patience or is a bit different than the regular, but there has to be way before I post :)

      • Cleo

        You seriously rock, you always, always, always think of us first. This is why I visit your site so many times a day and I always go to you for honest, straightforward information. You’re like the Nordstrom of beauty blogs…the customer (or in this case, reader) always comes first. Thank you, please know it’s appreciated!

  18. Jennifer

    Haul: I received my MAC order Monday. I ordered a new tube of love nectar, motif and freshwater eyeshadows I’ve been hesitant on. Also I got my UD shadow pencil stash and greed primer potion I ordered from the sale.

    Weekend Plans: very little work! It’s time for a fill-in and new toe nail polish. Sunday I’ll be in church then relaxation and QT with my BF.

    Bedtime: I’m usually out by 11 or midnight.

  19. Beanz

    Haul: Milani Illuminating Powder in Hermosa Rose, Revlon nail polish in Whimsical, Sally Hansen polish in Sea, NYX eye pencil in Smokey Mountain Green and Katy Perry eyelashes from Eylure.

    Plans? None at the moment, just hanging out with my daughter :)

    Bedtime? Usually 11:30pm

  20. Joan

    Haul: Essie Nail Polishes, ‘Pinks’ in Knockout Pout, Hard to Get, & Fiesta
    Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer

    Weekend Plans: Friday chilaxing, Movie Saturday night, ‘Sunday Family Dinner’ & game night

    What time do you usually go to bed? Total night owl. Between 2 & 3 AM

  21. Jennifer

    Yay FFHF!!!!! 😀

    Tarte Amazonian Clay waterproof cream shadow in “Slate” (gorgeous color! They don’t have it at sephora, but they do at Ulta)
    Essie “blanc”
    OPI “Did it on Em”–gorgeous chartreuse green
    Seche Vite top coat
    Seche Vite restore thinner
    Guerlain Terracotta Bonzer in #2
    Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 101-“Violette de Madame”
    Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 143-“Nahema”

    Weekend Plans: working. St. Patty’s party with some friends visiting from out of town. :)

    Bed time–being in grad school, I’m sure you understand just how much that varies, ha! Anywhere from 10pm to 7am. I would say typically around midnight.

  22. Adelita

    Haul: Koh Gen Do Foundation Color Corrector Goldenrod, that’s it!
    Weekend plans: I’m going to my aunt’s baby shower.
    What time do you usually go to bed?: Hmm… around 10-11 PM.

    Anyway, I died a little when I saw your Lynnderella nail polishes’ photo on twitter. Can’t wait to read your review and see some swatches! I’m a die-hard fans of franken polishes!

  23. amy


    Arabian Nights Trio
    Night Fever
    Night Clubbing
    Night Porter
    Night Flight
    Madrague (Duo)
    All About Eve (Duo)
    Singles: Ondine, Ashes To Ashes, Lhasa

    MAC Starless Night Pigment
    MAC Deceit Pigment
    MAC Blackground Paint Pot
    Sephora In The Dark Baked Eyeshadow Pallette
    Plus a few other drugstore/Target finds (eye pencils, W&W shadows)

    We’re expecting a big storm Saturday, so I’ll be staying in. If the weather clears up Sunday then I’m probably Back2MAC the last of my empties; I want Greensmoke for sure, and I’ll just pick three eyeshadows I wouldn’t normally choose, just for a change.

    As for bedtime, usually about 1 am, as I *have* to watch Red Eye on FNC.

    • amy

      * I forgot to mention- Milani Antigua may be a great option for NARS Night Clubbing for those who want something not as dark, or for those on a budget, over a dark base.

  24. Em

    Haul: Lorac’s 3D Liquid Lustre–amazing! I can’t believe I never bought this before.

    Weekend Plans: House/dog sitting…so fun…I think I’ll try to squeeze some mall browsing time in there.

    Bedtime: I get up really early, so I’m actually in bed between 9-10.

  25. Dinitchka

    Haul: My butt home from a hard day at work. LOL. Sorry couldn’t resist :X
    Weekend plans: SLEEP! Clean up the backyard, and pick out my outfits for the week. Cook for the week and perhaps paint my nails, if I take off my gel nails.
    What time do you usually go to bed?: 1am -/+ usually. I have to be up at 5:30am to be at work by 7:30am. I’m okay if I get at least 3 or 4 hours. I try to get at least 5 hours.

    Mellan was too cute. He seemed to say “HEY MOMMA! Don’t bother me, I’m busy mean muggin the machine!”

    BTW Christine, the handbag on the floor (right hand corner) at the end of the video … What kind of bag is it?
    TIA! :)

  26. Tigress

    Haul: An Avon lipstick and eyeliner

    Weekend plans: Work

    What time do you usually go to bed? Lately about 3am. I’m a night owl and the time change didn’t help matters, plus I work nights.

  27. Krista

    Yey for more Mellan videos! :)

    Haul: Shiseido Sun Protect Liquid Foundation just in time for the warmer season
    Weekend Plans: R&R. Next week’s my graduation so the next few days will be filled with year-end parties with my friends and classmates
    Bed Time: 4am! I’ve been a night owl the whole finals week, and I’m really having a hard time adjusting to a normal sleeping schedule.

  28. Veronica

    Haul: Nothing! This hiatus thing isn’t really working that well, since forty days without cosmetics just means I bide my time building up a list of things I’m going to buy after Easter. 😛

    Weekend Plans: Work. Drinking before work on St. Patty’s Day! Then organic chemistry homework.

    Bed Time: Hospital night shift worker here. Usually from 9:00 a.m. to 5-6:00 p.m. – if I’m lucky. Summer can be murder on the sleep cycle, though, since all that bright light convinces your body it’s time to be awake, no matter how tired you are.

  29. Laurence

    Haul : I’m super into blushes at the moment, so Nars Luster and Gilda(this is briggght )blushes. Mac Peaches,Sincere, Warm Soul and Gingerly blushes ! Wow that’s a lot haha too bad I only have 2 cheeks.m I also got False Fiber lashes mascara and Voluminous marker eyeliner from L’oreal and I hate both !

    Weekend : Its my mom birthday so we have a family party, should be fun ! And I’m working on Sunday

    Bed-time : I wish I was able to go to sleep early because I’m ALWAYS tired lol but I just can’t. I usually go to bed at 1am but then I’ll read until 2. and I get up at 7:30 O_o

  30. Nicole

    Haul: Last Saturday I bought MACs Color Added Quad and an OPI nail polish in babypink (sorry, but I forgot the name)
    Weekend plans: Lookig for a new apartment, talking to friends and watching “Schlag den Raab” tonight.
    What time do you usually go to bed?: Before working days between 11pm and midnight. Fridays and Saturdays always after midnight depending on what I am doing that evening / night.

  31. Alex

    Hey Christine,
    What’s your opinion on the whole Lynnderella debacle? I’d love to hear your take on it and to find out if it affects whether or not you will be swatching/reviewing these at all?

    • I asked readers, and there is a fair number of yays and nays on whether I should or should not review.  I considered reviewing only the new collection, which Lynn sent me prior to the most recent drama (I had swatched about 60% and was going to post and then things got heated again, LOL!).  Right now, I’m going to continue to wait and see how things play out.