Friday, April 13th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Not yet received and probably won’t be here for 10 days, but Guerlain’s Pucci Meteorites.
  • Weekend plans:  We’re entertaining Shaun’s family on Saturday, which means a bunch of cleaning pre-visit!  Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain on Saturday :)
  • Last song you listened to?:   Ellie Goulding “Lights”

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan is ALL legs!  He also goes by the name “Sleepopotamus.”

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67 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #128

  1. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Haul: Rich Core, Modern Pewter, Grand Galaxy and Superb from MAC Extra Dimension, Pink Tea, Immortal Flower and Modern mandarin from MAC Tres Cheek, Sugarpill Burning Heart palette.

    Weekend plans: Not much. Hope to go to the cinema to see Cabin In The Woods, and might try to get to a Zumba class.

    Last song you listened to?: Coheed & Cambria – Devil In Jersey City

  2. Haul: All of Wet n Wild’s Be Jeweled & Chrome nail polishes (yay, I’d been looking for a while!)

    Weekend plans: Recover! I’m a bit sick.

    Last song I listened to: No idea! Something on the radio :)

  3. Raquel

    ahahah what a wonderful bed/sofa he has!!

  4. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    Haul: The entire Tres Cheek collection from MAC!

    Weekend plans: A baby shower for my good friend, and rooting on the Flyers!

    Last song you listened to?: Backstreet Boys “As Long As You Love Me”!

  5. Awww Mellan! Sleepy doggies are cuuute!

    Haul: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (black), Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Emerald Green. Phew that’s not a shamefully long list this week!

    Weekend plans: We might see some friends, but essentially I’ve really got to work! No fun here!

    Last song you listened to?: J Lo Dance Again! Is it bad to admit I like her? ;)

  6. I don’t have a haul, but I love Lights! I have been playing it all year! lol

  7. LJ

    Only Bobbi Brown nude pink and Topshop Adrenalin nail polish (which is awesome – buy it!) this week…I had to sacrifice beauty buys for jewellery, a dress and shoes this week. Oh, and the most boring thing to buy ever – printer ink :@
    Plans this weekend – dissertation and exam revision.
    Last song – something Michael Jackson, because I love him with every molecule in my body and soul :)

  8. Andrea

    he looks sooooo sweet, Pi also sleep that way, with his toys around him.

    My haul for this week : Mac pink swoon ( a present)

  9. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Awww!! Mellan is just too cute!

    Haul: I just bought a handful of the extra dimension eyeshadows and Whisper of Gilt. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. I also bought Immortal Flower blush and the Hourglass Immaculate foundation. :)

  10. Haul: LA Splash Liquid Liner in Shipwreck Copper, NYC 2 in 1 City Duet Lipstick in The Cafe Cuties, MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick.

    Weekend plans: Photographing for the blog and homework.

    Last song you listened to?: “If You Go” by Jon Secada.

  11. Rachel

    Mellan is so adorable! And he is the exact opposite of my Basset Hound, who is NO legs!

  12. Avatar of Carolina Carolina

    And when you think Mellan cannot get any more adorable… “Sleepopotamus.”

    AWWWWWWW….. :D

    • I don’t know why, but I enjoy adding “opotamus” to many things I call him. The other one I often call him is Stinkopotamus. I think he actually answers to “Stinks” now!

      • NeenaJ

        LOL! When my son poos his diaper, we call him Stinkopotamus.

        • I’m glad I’m not the only one using ridiculous names ;) I call Mellan that… whenever, but after a week and a half from a bath, he does get rather stinky. We call it “Eau de Mellan.”

          • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

            LOL. Eau de Mellan. Hahaha. And, imo, there are no such things as ridiculous names. Or ridiculous baby voices that you use to talk to your dog either. (*blush*) That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ;P

  13. Rainy

    Haul: China Glaze nail polishes in Lubu Heels, Stone Cold, and Prism. I will probably go back to Sally’s today while the buy 2 get 1 free sale is still going on!

    Weekend Plans: Nothing…possibly catching up on my Sims game.

    Last Song You Listened To?: Houdini by Foster The People

  14. sarah

    haul: just stila’s liquid liner in bora bora this week
    weekend plans: lots of roller derby!!
    song: florence and the machine- no light and arcade fire-abrahams daughter

  15. Haul: MAC’s Whisper of Gilt + Heroine.
    Weekend plans: Enjoy the sunshine (hopefully there is sunshine!)
    Last song I listened to: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, because it was stuck in my head for some reason.

    Also, we call our dog McFlufferson and Snuffleupagus and all sorts of names XD

  16. Rosie

    Mellan is so cute…I think he should write a post one day!

  17. Hilary♥

    HAUL: Nothing – I wanted to buy MAC Nicki Minaj Viva Glam today but it was sold out and I have to wait until the end of the month grrrrr!

    WEEKEND PLANS: Work on my music and go shopping tomorrow – I need to buy some comfy clothes as I’m starting gym on Monday.

    LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO? Train “Hey, Soul Sister”.

    Why is Mellan so CUTE and ADORABLE?? :)

    Have a great weekend Christine! ♥

  18. Avatar of Elle Elle

    Haul: MAC Glorify from the Extra Dimension, Blackline Pearl Intense Eye Liner, MAC Spiked brow pencil, BH cosmetics 28 neutral palette, three brushes from BH cosmetics, Coastal Scents Creative Me #1 palette, Boots No shine primer, Maybelleine Lash Stilletto and 3 La Femme Blushes!

    Weekend plans:Dinner date and a work function.

    Last song you listened to: Some instrumental jazz on my Ipod

  19. Joan

    I want Mellan’s life! Can he get any more adorable?

    Haul: 6 OPI Nail polishes, 4 Essie Nail polishes, 90 polish rack (drilled the holes & mounted it myself), MAC Prep & Prime Skin Smoother & Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Gotta Dash & picked up a 4th eye shadow from the IED collection, in Havana.

    Weekend plans: Polyurethaning a hammock stand & nesting tables, 1st cookout of the season on Sunday

    Last song you listened to?: See You in September by The Happenings (It was playing in the market)

  20. Jennifer

    Haul: Revlon lip stain in Dawn and Say Yes to Cucumbers makeup remover wipes haha
    Weekend Plans: have a wedding tomorrow to go to, and church & studying on sunday
    Last Song I listened to: One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” lol

  21. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Haul: Revlon Fire and Ice Super Lustrous Lipstick, Revlon Stormy Pink Matte Lipstick, Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Grenadine, Urban Decay Lip Primer, NYX Eros Lipstick (given to a friend), and probably some tinted moisturizer this weekend. :3

    Weekend Plans: Work, studying for o-chem. :(

    Last song you listened to?: Well, technically it was Lonely Island’s “Like a Boss,” but I hesitate to call that music, so we’ll go with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”

  22. Kristabelle

    Haul: replacement Too Faced Primed and Poreless, Sinful Colors nail polish (can’t remember the name, but it’s this crazy purple and turquoise glitter- love it!), replacement Revlon Photoready mascara. going to mac today so maybe more.

    Weekend plans: work…sorta…i injured my hand so all they’re letting me do is stand in one place and greet people. so boring!

    Last song you listened to?: The diamond church street choir- the gaslight anthem

  23. Courtney

    Haul: I don’t think I got anything this week…

    Weekend plans: Nerf battle birthday party on Saturday, then cross-dressing with some friends for our theater show. Can’t wait to do the makeup.

    Last Song I listened to: Shamefully, it was “Princess in a Bottle,” a god-awful parody of “Genie in a Bottle” from that new Star Wars Kinect game.

  24. Gwen

    Haul: Two faced Primed and Poreless, Butter London Slapper & Trout Pout, NOPI Nothing Kim-pares to Blue, Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess Nail Colour, NARS Charade, Benefit Sugarbomb.

    Weekend: rest in bed, been sick with a cold

    Last song listened to: Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes

  25. Revlon Lip Butters in Pink Truffle, Red Velvet (my fave), and Peach Parfait.
    Weekend plans, more shopping!
    Song, Do the Evolution by Pearl Jam <3

  26. lexi

    my lab, Ollie – he’s a fox red lab – he is ALL LEGS too! and he sleeps with us in our bed and there is just no moving that gangly sack of potatoes. know what I mean?!? like 80 lbs. of immovable love. he just had bday number 2. I’m shocked that Mellan’s fluffy friends aren’t torn to shreds – mine is a definitely destructive chewer. however, antlers seem to be the thing that lasts with him. ever try those with Mellan?

    • He has an antler, but he’ll chew on it for like… ever. Basically, until you take it away. It gets kind of gross! He actually likes his Nylabones a lot (of which he currently has four different ones), and he’ll chew on those for 20-30 minutes and then go to sleep. It’s funny; when it comes to stuffed toys, he chews but softly, so they take awhile to break down – mostly from just swinging them back and forth and then a seam will split.

  27. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: Too Faced’s Natural at Night palette (a few unique, stunning colours in this one!), Tom Ford White Patchouli
    Weekend plans: Sadly, Sunday is a funeral for a former student who died too young of what seems to be an accidental overdose
    Last song I listened to: Waving Flag by K’naan (he’s in town and our students have been offered free admission to the concert and the song was playing at school today)

  28. Nicole

    Haul: Liquid soap and bath products
    Weekend plans: Tomorrow I’ll do some shopping and on Sunday I have to work.
    Last song you listened to?: Söhne Mannheims “Das hat die Welt noch nicht gesehen”

  29. Naomi

    Haul: MAC studio sculpt foundation & concealer, MAC opulash mascara & MAC blush in pinch o’ peach

    Weekend plans: Training at the gym, housework & going to a gig in Camden

    Last song I listened to: We Bring An Arsenal – Lostprophets

  30. Valerie Sydor

    A nice haul of Arcona skin care straight from Los Angeles….I got about 10+ products….my skin is already excited.

  31. Aristocratique

    Every time I see your post on friday it puts me in the best mood! Mellan is sooo cute! I think that this is the best way to welcome weekend, even if mine will be boring and dull because of sore throat and tempreature.

  32. Avatar of Maja Maya

    Haul: Chanel Fauve eyeshadow, Chanel Amour Glossimer, Butter London The Black Knight and Snog nail polishes, NARS Laguna Bronzer, Urban Decay Stray Dog eyeshadow, NARS Turkish Delight lip gloss, Essie Set in Stones nail polish, Sephora by OPI It’s Bouquet with Me nail polish

    Weekend plans: Lots of family time and celebrating Easter (Orthodox Christians celebrate this Sunday)

    Last song you listened to?: No clue – something random on the radio!

  33. londonhermit

    Haul: Nars tinted moisturizer in Polynesia, Aveeno night cream, L’oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm cream and serum, 4 pairs of shoes ,2 shirts and one light pull over.
    Weekend plans: go to the hair salon.
    Last song listened to:

  34. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    First off, I just uploaded photos of Zola to the Temptalia Pets Flickr group, including some of him with his many, many toys. I may have gone slightly…. er… overboard. (*blush*)

    Haul: YSL Pure Chromatic eyeshadow quad #5 (raspberry pink/ icy pink/ stone grey/ blackened grey); Chanel Ombres quad eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes; Chanel blush in Pink Explosion; Urban Decay “Electric” set of 24/7 mini pencils; UD set of the fatter 24/7 eyeshadow/eyeliner pencils; UD in Rockstar (due in part to your recommendation); Pacifica body stuff in Tahitian Gardenia.

    Weekend plans: Dinner at a modernist, haute-Indian restaurant. Catching up on my DVR. I’m a bit of a television junkie. lol

    Last song you listened to?: Rammstein’s “Du Hast.”

    • Zola is beautiful! Does he really sleep with all of those toys?

      • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

        He sleeps with as many as he can sneak out of my reach! I try to keep most of his toys in a big drawer but he has so many hidden around the house, it’s a bit of a lost cause. Vistors are often greeted with some sort of half-mangled “present” that he’s drooled over. LOL. The worst is that he feels my bed is HIS bed, so he brings about 5 or 6 toys up there with him, strews them all about himself and then calmly collapses on my Bavarian goosedown pillows as he half-heartedly gnaws on one while I rub his paws. And God FORBID you try to take one of his toys away! Spoilt brat. lol I’m afraid he has me very well-trained and I’m a resigned slave. ;)

  35. Mellan just looks like a human in this pose…..in deep sleep all zonked out…..and appears like he is snoring. What a life!

  36. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Haul: MAC Viva Glam Nikki, VG Ricky, maybe Bare Study Paint Pot and 219 brush.

    Weekend Plans: Wrap party for the TV show I work on on Saturday night them a friend’s bday party after. Then cleaning/hanging out on Sunday.

    Last Song: Touch Me from Spring Awakening (the broadway show that Lea Michele was in)

  37. Tekoa

    That is a seriously impressive lounge area. And no wonder Mellen is so tired. Its hard work being so handsome!

  38. Jennifer

    Haul:
    My Zoya polishes came in! What’s more, “Kimber” showed up broken and the replacement came in today. Great customer service :)

    Weekend plans: Picking up a specialty wine order, working on projects, and *Hopefully* seeing Hunger Games

    Last Song I Listened To: “Hazy” by Rosi Goland & “1,000 ships” by rachel platten–both ended up playing while I was writing! :)

    • Jennifer

      OH MY GOODNESS MELLAN!!!!! I didn’t notice your comment before! My boyfriend calls my dog, Ella, “stinker-pottamus”, “sleepypottamus”, & “Ellapottamus”. How do we think of such things? haha

      I just added a pic of her on St. Patty’s to the flickr group! :)

  39. Heather

    Haul – no makeup, only a shelving unit for my bathroom to store it on/in!

    Weekend Plans – studying for final, one more week!

    Song – Neighbor by Mother Mother

  40. gabriella

    Haul: headbands from charming Charlie’s! Just discovered this store and am now obsessed! I also picked up my first mineral skinfinish in soft and gentle from mac. I originally wanted superb from the extra dimension collection, but they were sold out :( I don’t like soft and gentle nearly as much, so that’s kind of a bummer. But I do like it and am hoping it will grow on me.

    Weekend plans: working! But on my “weekend” (aka my days off) I went shopping with my girlfriends a couple times and after.both shopping trips we went to dennys the.first time and olive garden the second. I’ve spent way too much this week! Lol

    Last song: theme song to futurama? Haha

  41. Avatar of Jess Jessica

    Haul: nothing much, just some face wipes such, I’m on project pan.
    Plans: going over to my dads for a surprise(wonder what it is…)
    Last song I listened to: love love love by avalanche city

  42. Ann

    Off topic, but where did you find that dog bed? I’d love to get one for our dog. We call our dog “Executive Chef” the way she stands right at the stove or sink as we cook or eat, or “Houdini” the way she’ll just appear out of now where and we didn’t even hear her coming, lol.

  43. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    Haul: Some NYX products, a few Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes, Mario Badescu Skincare and the Naked 2 Palette all from Ulta.

    Weekend Plans: Go to the mall (maybe some more hauling with my poor willpower),see my friend in a local musical, write a few papers for school -.- and chill a little with some old school SNL and my two main men, Ben and Jerry ;)

    Last song you listened to? New Ceremony by Dry The River

  44. Miss J

    Haul: I stayed with my plan to not buy even though I was really set on some of the new MAC stuff and some CG and Zoya polishes. Trying to save money, but dang wanting to buy new products, lol.

    Weekend plans: Nothing, really.

    Last song you listened to?: “Titanium” David Guetta & Sia.

    Christine, do you know of any stickier bases for glitter shadows to help the glitter adhere? Also, that is the cutest picture I’ve seen in a long time!!! OMG, I can’t even get over how cute it is!

    • Maybe Too Faced’s? I know a lot of people like Fyrinnae. I believe Lit (glitter company) also makes an adhesive for their glitter.

      • Miss J

        Thanks for the suggestions! I have been debating between getting the original TFSI and their glitter glue formulation. I only ever tried a sample of TFSI, and while I thought I would like it because it was stickier, I had this weird experience where I felt like it absorbed the shadow and dulled it. Maybe I was using it incorrectly or maybe it was just because the tester was older, not too sure. I’ve just recently noticed that UDPP dries my lids out too much to where nothing sticks. Have you personally tried the Too Faced Glitter Glue?

        Sorry for the rant! I have just been getting annoyed massively because I love eye makeup, but something with my lids always is too oily or too dry. The shadow either creases or doesn’t stick and looks kind of dull, especially notice this with neutrals.

  45. Avatar of Mahnaz Mahnaz

    hahaha! I love your Mellan pictures . :)

  46. Yael

    Haul: I caught up on some spring nail polishes, Essie: Navigate Her, A crewed Interest, She’s Picture perfect, no more Film. Zoya; Caitlin, Wednesday, Meg, Opal, Bevin, Skylar, and some remover :). OPI: My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle. China Glaze: Hook & Line, Kinetic Candy… I also got the MAC Reel Sexy Lipstick and an EOS sweetmint,,, yes I admit I went a bit crazy this week :)

    Weekend Plans: Baby showers on both Saturday and Sunday !

    Last Sont You Listened To : Breathe Me – Sia

  47. Abbey

    Haul – I picked up two of the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks, in 01 and 11 and a packet of Yes to Cucumbers cleansing wipes.
    Weekend Plans – I had some friends over for board games last night, and tonight (Saturday) I’m going to my local YWCA’s Women of Distinction awards. Sunday’s going to be spent cleaning up my classroom and getting ready for the week.
    Last song listened to – I can’t the exact song, but I’ve been listening to Julia Nunes a lot lately.

    Mellan looks so sweet! Where did you get his dog bed from?