Friday, June 29th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  MAC Heavenly Creatures Collection
  • Weekend plans: I think we actually get to do nothing this weekend… as in, no family get-togethers, no events, which means I can get caught up on blogging–hopefully. I am perpetually behind!  Mellan is also freshly groomed, so he’s clean and (mostly) not shedding.
  • Do you play any video games?:  I don’t really play systems like PS3, X Box, etc., but I play games like World of Warcraft and Diablo on and off.  The only console games I’ve played have been rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

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He’s coming to get you!

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46 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #138


    Haul: Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle :)
    Weekend plans: BEACH. also we’re going to see if we can introduce our husky to my parents’ awful dog and see if they get along. Doubt it, but it’s worth a shot.
    Video games?: I used to only play nintendo games because they were so fun, but then my boyfriend bought skyrim for xbox and I AM A BEAST. The DLC just came out and I will try not to be rooted on the couch saturday playing. Mounted combat? hell yeah.

  2. Haul: Illamasqua Lipsticks?
    Weekend plans: Hopefully going to sephora :S
    Do you play any video games?:  Pokemon (the older games for Gameboy color), Zelda, and Kingdom Hearts are the only ones that I’ve really enjoyed. I want to get into Final Fantasy

  3. JillBaldwin

    Haul: Nothing this week, been on a no-buy. *Sad face*
    Weekend plans: For the first time in forever, my husband and I both are off this weekend AND we have no LARPs to run/play, so we are going to have a date! We didn’t even get to celebrate our 4th anniversary in February.
    Do you play any video games? Too many! Most of my (precious little) free time goes to video games. Right now I’m working through Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. I started back on World of Warcraft recently, too.

  4. KaseyCannuck

    Haul: More Maybelline Eye Tattoos…in Pomegranate Punk, Tenacious Teal, and Bad to the Bronze. These are crease-free by the end of my work day, even with my oilier-than-oily skin!! Finding them on sale pushed me over the edge!! A couple of green/teal eyeliners from Annebelle (which I find dry and hard to apply) and a back-up gold eyeliner from Gosh.

    Weekend Plans: Work! It sucks!!!

    Do you play video games?: I don’t play video games either. Not since the days of Pac-man and Galaga at the video arcade. Where did the last 30 years go???….

  5. Haul: My first Ulta haul! I got: Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Black/Brown & Indigo; Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Mink; Whipped Eyeshadow in Chocolate Mousse and Berry Trifle; Essence Stay With Me Lipgloss in Kiss Kiss Kiss; Essence XXXL Shine gloss in True Love, Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris, Essence All Eyes on Me Mascara.
    Weekend plans: My friend’s son is turning a 1 year old, so I am attending the birthday party tomorrow. On Sunday I am having brunch with an old friend.
    Do you play video games?: I used to play Diablo with cousin. My brother has a video game addiction, so that has turned me off a little, I was never a big video game person. 

  6. ingerasata

    Haul: Benefit ‘Coralista” blush & Bare Escentuals “The Happy Place” quad
    Weekend plans: staying in the house as much as possible, because the weekend will be between 106F-108F – sad, sad weekend 
    Do you play any video games? Nope, not my thing. I do play “Scrabble” and ‘Words with Friends” :)

  7. TheresaKlijn

    HAUL – MAC Cut a Caper Lipstick and Lightyear MSF, and a couple Marcelle eyeshadows in Cashmere and Naked TruthWeekend Plans – Long weekend here in Canada! :) Date night tonight with Hubby, cutting down a tree tomorrow and just hanging out the rest of the weekend!Video Games – I like puzzle games and word games. I check out games frequently on Not and stuff. Every once in awhile I’ll play WOW too. 

  8. Aww man I adore Mellan!!! It’s just too mega cool to have a swimming dog!
    Haul: Alpha-H Liquid Gold & Bare Minerals Urban Nature! 
    Weekend plans: Cleaning and blogging. Suddenly got a whole bunch of blogging materials and I need to start planning for posts when I’m away on holiday!
    Do you play any video games?: Nope, but I did use to play World of Warcraft as well!

  9. StephanieT

    That’s really cool that you play diablo and wow!
    Haul: nothing actually, I’m going shopping today though.
    Weekend plans: work, sleep, it’s Canada day on Sunday so that’s exciting too!
    Do you play video games: yes! I love them! I mainly like older ones like LoZ ocArina of time/ majoras mask, Mario games, star fox , dk, but I like new games like NHL games, or fighting games like mortal kombat and soul calibur

  10. Miss J

    Aw, what a sweet photo of Mellan! I hope Kafka and Zola are doing well after Zola’s surgery.

    • Kafka

      @Miss J — The surgery got postponed until next week. After a hellishly long day (in 108 degree heat no less!), the Dermatology Dept. didn’t clear him for immediate surgery. They had 3 people go over him with a fine tooth comb and found a few “lesions” on his inner thighs. Apparently, they call *everything* that is not normal skin a “lesion,” even a rash (which is what I think this was). So, no go, even though other departments (Ortho, Throat/stomach, etc.) cleared him after a battery of tests lasting 5 hours and about 15+ x-rays. But they gave topical stuff to clear up the rash, and I’m scheduled to drive back up there on Monday to drop him off. Tuesday will be the surgery. The operation is SIX HOURS LONG!!  They will keep him until next Friday, then I get to bring him back. After that, it’s 3 months minimum total crate confinement, then about 8 months of rehab to teach him how to walk and run properly.  I was in such a state over there, you have no idea. But I was better than the lady sitting next to me who had sedated herself on Xanax and the young woman sobbing quietly in the corner. LOL. 

  11. xamyx

    Haul: Nothing *again*, this week, as I’m saving up for the upcoming NARS Fall collection.

    Plans: Taking my daughter to see Brave.

    Video Games: I play Solitaire & other “puzzle” games on my phone, but nothing besides that.

  12. Laura

    Haul: Nothing! Waiting for Heavenly Creatures to come out here in the UK.
    Weekend plans:Pizza and cocktail party with friends later, and just chilling with my husband for the rest of the weekend.
    Do you play any video games?: Yeah. I can’t play MMOs because I get too addicted – they are all or nothing for me. I played WoW for years and still miss it but I just can’t seem to be a casual MMO player. I’ve also tried Aion, Warhammer Online, Lord Of The Rings Online, Rift, DC Online and a few others, but the same thing happened with all of them.
    Other games I enjoy include the Fable series, all the Elder Scrolls Games, Mass Effect, The Witcher, Uncharted, Red Dead Redemption, Starcraft 2, Civilisation, Settlers, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Heavy Rain, Deus Ex, Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Tetris (in fact, pretty much all puzzle games <3), all the Zelda games, Minecraft, The Sims, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Dragon Age Origins, Fallout (3 and New Vegas).. and loads more.
    I’m going through a phase recently where I can’t seem to enjoy games properly. Whenever I play I get this horrible guilty feeling that I should be doing something productive :(

  13. Sam Schweinsberg

    Haul- more jack black lip balm, a few polishes from the OPI Spiderman collection, some dry shampoo, and a new bottle of WEN. And a spot to be in a Framing Hanley music video 😉 I gotta say I’m most excited for that.
    Plans- none that I can think of. Just chilling with my brother, Dave, and trying to stay cool. Damn Georgia heat 😛
    Do You Play Video Games?- Umm… on and off, I guess. The one I frequent the most is Rocksmith. Think, Guitar Hero but for a real guitar. And sometimes I’ll play MW3 or CoD with my brothers just to screw around. Halo 2 was actually a childhood favorite of mine 😉 gotta love having three older brothers…

  14. AbbeyWard

    Haul: Light Year MSF (my first one–I couldn’t resist)
    Weekend Plans: LAUNDRY!!, getting my house completely spotless, and finding a swimsuit because I will be headed home to Arkansas to visit my family soon! I’m sure my husband’s plans include fitting golf somewhere in there (probably while I’m shopping).
    Do you play any video games?: I don’t. I have played Halo and Guitar Hero, but only casually and not in years.

  15. army_wife_in_alaska

    HAUL: MAC Heavenly Creatures Collection 2012 Mineralize Eye Shadow in Sky, Lipstick in Venus, Mineralize Skinfinish in Star Wonder. 
    WEEKEND PLAN: Freedom Fest this weekend.
    VIDEO GAMES: Mario Brothers (the latest one on Wii)

  16. NeenaJ

    Haul: I’m all about skincare this go around:
    Another tube of UV Facial SPF 30+ sunscreen (Holy Grail); Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel – Individually Wrapped; and Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer – SX 01 concealer.  All from Dermstore with 20% off favorites.
    Another tube of Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream (Holy Grail) because they were having free shipping and I’m halfway down my last tube.
    Also, I ordered a bottle of Timeless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum – first time I’ve tried this but, FutureDerm gave it a great review as an alternative to the $$$ Skinceuticals version.
    Weekend:  It’s gonna be HOT here (NC), like, 106 degree heat index.  So, I’ll be staying indoors whatever I do!
    Video Games:  I’ve never been interested in them.  I remember that I liked playing Pinball on the Atari way back when and I had a brief infatuation with Qbert but, that’s pretty much it.  I’ll take a book over a console anyday!

  17. Kafka

    Awwww, he looks so happy! And that is a gorgeous photo, Christine!
           Haul: NARS Viridiana semi-matte lipstick, NARS Mounia blush, more NARS Smudgeproof, & MUFE Aqua Cream in #26 (the purple you reviewed recently).  I *love* the plum-burgundy of Viridiana, its velvety feel and how perfectly it goes with Mounia’s raspberry plum colour.
           Weekend plans: Recuperate and stay in bed, cuddling with The Hairy German, kissing his paws and watching trashy TV, while the air-conditioning is set on freezing.
          Video Games:  No, not in the real sense. But I play stupid Restaurant Story daily on my phone which is a time-suck all on its own.   

  18. EvilPinkRobot

    Haul: Philosophy Take a Deep Breath and Living Proof No Frizz shampoo.
    Plans: So far, nothing. Was suppose to have a girl’s day out on Saturday with my sis and mom. We were going to shop, eat, and see Magic Mike, my treat, but my sis bailed on me for her flaky friend. I predict she’s going to flake again, my sis will call, but I’m going to make sure I’m nowhere home. 😛
    Video games: I remember when all us cool kids hung out at the local arcade. You know, when we actually trashed talked other players to their face, and not hide behind our comps. Yeah, I seriously aged myself. 😉 I grew up in arcades and with consoles, but I play more on my laptop now. WoW and Diablo. I’m waiting for Ahune to pop on my mage as I type. 

  19. timeless

    Haul: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple.
    After having seen the pictures of Nars Fall Collection and knowing of the upcoming Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Collection, I’m putting myself on a ban now. So that I can shamelessly indulge once they are released. 😉
    Weekend plans: None so far and I actually prefer it that way. It’s so hot and humid here…
    Do you play any video games?: Well I’ve tried various MMORPGs, but they usually bore me already after a week or so of playing. The last one I tried was Aion and I really didn’t like it much.
    The only games I always finish and am looking forward to new releases of are Professor Layton and Pokemon for the DS, haha. I’ll never be to old for those. 😛
    Other consoles don’t really interest me.

  20. Lacey J.

    Mac pro longwear concealer and foundation
    mac blot powder
    candy eyed eyeshadow helper lime crime
    Work and cleaning
    I used to be obsessed with sims. I used to also like WOW and havent played diablo in awhile.

  21. Daria_21

    Haul: MAC Girl About Town Lipstick, Magenta Lip Pencil

    Weekend plans: It’s Canada Day on Sunday, so going up to a friend’s cottage for a big party and fireworks show!

    Video games: I absolutely LOVE the old Super Mario games on Nintento or Super Nintendo…or Duckhunt!!

  22. Haul: a nail polish from Essi Bikini so Teenie collection. Can’t recall its name right now, it’s the coppery pink one with shimmer, All Tied Up maybe?
    Week-end plans: big in-laws get together party in a beach town North of LA. About 100 people expected! (yeah it’s a big family!). 
    Video games: I sometimes do, mostly PC based, or Nintendo DS. I used to spend a lot of time playing adventure games. My old favorites were Grim Fandango (really old, an amazing game), and a little more recent, the Runaway series (1st one is the best).

  23. Haul: Nada, not yet.
    Weekend plans: Catching up on things in general.
    Do you play any video games?:  I’m mot on and off with video games, use to play a lot more in public school  and high school. Nintendo, Game Boy, Genesis, PlayStation, PS2 in the past. Currently like the PSP because I do a lot of public transit and down time at a the laundromat and the PS3 I just go into but haven’t played to many titles and probably won’t.

  24. Kristabelle

    Haul: mac sketch, 2 z-palettes, kat von d setting spray, ud naked individual shadow.
    Weekend plans: working 2-11 today and tomorrow, sunday running errands and just relaxing. maybe going to the movies that night.
    Do you play any video games?:  not by myself (although i used to lovee crash bandicoot as a kid), but if i’m at a friends I can play something simple. usually fighting games like tekken or car racing games.

  25. Roberta ORourke

    Haul: nothing
    Weekend Plans: going to a gun expo
    Do you play any video games:  YES!  I’ve played them since the original Nintendo came out when I was a kid.  These days I like playing my Wii or old gamecube games. 

  26. AnGeLwInGz

    Haul: Stocked up on my regulars because Ulta had a 20% off everything sale – Fekkai shampoo and conditioner, Boscia cleanser, a new brush head for the Mia, and Urban Decay SWF eyeshadow.
    Weekend Plans: Take my nephew to see Spiderman.
    Do you play any video games: I love Mario Kart. I started playing it forever ago on the old Nintendo and now I play it on the Wii.

  27. crystallinity

    Christine, what kind of life vest does Mellan wear? Would you recommend it?  I need to buy my boys life vests before we go on vacation this summer!

  28. Julia Minamata

    Haul: RenPure Organics Shampoo, for sale for $2.50 at my local pharmacy!
    Weekend: bbq ribs with friends
    Video games: hehe, I play WoW and Diablo 3 as well! I don’t play that much right now, but those are my two games too :)

  29. Rainy

    Haul: Nothing, sadly. I have built up a pretty big wishlist though.
    Weekend Plans: Running errands for my mom, scheduling an appointment for school, and a much needed mani/pedi.
    Video Games: I’m a bit of a video game addict, but I play a very select group of game, mostly from SNES and Sega. The Mortal Kombat series, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, and The Sims  have stolen many hours of my life.

  30. Leticia

    Haul: Revlon Colorburst LG in Peony and Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
    Weekend plans: Breakfast with a friend and hopefully a movie
    Do you play any video games? Not really – just an occasional game of Rock Band with my nephews! But I love i-pod or i-pad games such as Plants vs Zombies :) !
    Oooooohhh, Mellan! Wish I could be there swimming with him, he’s so adorable!! 

  31. Haul: Color Tattoo 24 hour shadow in Audacious Asphalt, some Julep polishes, A BL polish, Rimmel mascara, a NYC matte top coat, some other odds and ends
    Plans: Briday shower and my Dads birthday
    Games: I used to play WoW, but now I play RPG games like Harvest Moon. I also like rockband and WII and singing games.

  32. Jennifer

    Haul: Tweezerman tweezers, OPI nail polish in “Not Like the Movies”, and Sally Hansen nail polish strips in “In the Spot-light”
    Weekend Plans: Probably just clean and then relax
    Video Games: I play Mario games on the Wii and I like Super Smash Bros Brawl 😛

  33. Haul: some Vichy, La Roche-Posay, and Lierac items, Laura Mercier’s oil-free tinted moisturizer (finally!), and a couple of the bareMinerals Ready Shadows (LOVE these!)
    Weekend plan: relax, work on the blog, set up my new “beauty closet”, and a birthday dinner for my boyfriend at his parents house
    Do you play any video games?: no, not at all anymore. I used to be all about my Playstation (the original one. Old school!) but haven’t really played anything since then

  34. blueraccoon

    Haul: Milani Liquif’Eye eyeliners in brown and purple, and Fresh lip balm in original and rose tint (full sizes). I know it’s outrageously expensive, but I love it to pieces, even more than Jack Black. 
    Weekend Plans: Tomorrow I will be a sky pirate (tabletop RPG) and Sunday I will work and then maybe go to the movies or the mall.
    Video Games: I don’t, but most of my friends do and some of them even work to design games or write for them. So I know a lot *about* games, I just don’t play them myself. *g*

  35. Maya

    Haul: NARS Cyprus eyeshadow, Buxom White Russian lip gloss, some skincare items
    Weekend plans: Going to the movies!
    Do you play any video games?: I used to play when I’d visit someone and they had a gaming system, but not anymore

  36. Veronica

    Haul:  NARS Albatross highlighting blush, Josie Maran Bohemian Waves argan oil spray, L’Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner in Black Mica, Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Mirifique
    Weekend Plans:  Completely blown as of two hours ago.  I’ll figure out something.  :)
    Video Games:  I used to be a pretty big gamer in my late teens, but once I started working and attending college full time, it just started to fade into the background of my life.  I got lured back in last year when I finally sat down to play Okami and then remembered, “Oh, wait, this is something I enjoyed doing!”  And then the new Zelda game came out, which I was required to buy out of irrational devotion to the series…and you can imagine what happened to my bank account after that!  I’ll play just about anything, but I generally prefer narrative-based games over FPS or RPGs.  (Some of my big favorites include Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, etc.)  I just finished up Skyward Sword about a month ago, so my brother’s pushing me to start Assassin’s Creed next.  :)

  37. Laurence.

    Haul : MAC 224 & See Sheer lipstick, Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle, L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Sahara Treasure,Illamasqua Naked Rose blush.
    Weekend : I just moved to Montreal so I’m gonna explore the city :)
    Video games : No I never liked them but I think its because I’m so bad at it lol !

  38. Haul: Some colors from Femme Fatale Cosmetics
    Weekend Plans: Hosting an event for the Garnier Greener Tour, dinner with friends, and maybe going to FINALLY see the movie Brave on Sunday
    Do you play any video games? Yes! I’ve got a PS3, a wii, an Xbox 360, and a Nintendo 3DS. I rarely game like I used to, though. I am playing Tera MMO and Star Wars the Old Republic, but very sporadically, like once a month. Most recently I’ve been playing Sorcery for the PS3 Move. I haven’t been gaming much because I’ve been prioritizing writing above everything else.

  39. layla

    Just this week I got Origins Checks and Balances Cleanser, Sephora Collection Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Dazzle, Benefti Booing Concealer in 01 and Stila Convertible Color in Lillium. I’m really into pinky nudes lately and the Stila’s a fantastic add to that collection. And its made in USA, not China! Whoot whoot!!

  40. barbara

    haul; revlon super lustrous lipstick in fire and ice, covergirl lipstick in fairytale, nyx matte lipstick in shocking pink and sweet pink, lime crime lipsticks in my beautiful rocket and retrofuturist carousel gloss in cherry on top and candy apple coastal scents go palettes and bh cosmetics party girl palette. 
    weekend; chilling out
    video games; i used to be a video game fanatic.
    i played sonic, crash bandicoot, mario, smackdown know your role, know your role 2, luigi’s mansion i could go on and on!

  41. ChiaraC

    Haul : Philisophy microdermabrasion kit
    Weekend plans : Spending the whole weekend at the shore with my boyfriend. We might grab some cocktails after dinner :)
    Video Games: I played lots of video games! Mainly the sims, but I’ve also played -and still play- Runescape and WoW.

  42. Nicole

    Haul: I send a friend to buy a MUFE Aqua Creme and Kanebo peeling, but I haven’t recieved the products yet. Besides that no beauty buys.
    Weekend plans:  I have some lingerie to buy, clean my car, do some paperwork because of my move, and relax in the sun hoping that there are no thundersstroms coming up.
    Do you play any video games?:  I played Sims some years ago. Recently the only games I play are Sudokus and Montezuma on my iphone.
    What a nice picture of Mellan.

  43. laiagmartin

    In my case the haul happened today, on Saturday! Haha :)
    – Urban Decay Naked Palette (I had Naked 2 and I truly felt I needed this one too, teehee)
    – OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes and OPI I Don’t Give A Rotterdam! (Representing NL! My current living country)
    – Benefit Bo-oing in #3 
    – Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix (let’s see if it works good on me…)
    – MAC Matchmaster in 4.0 (for my NC35-37 skin is a nice match!)
    My first salary money has been well spent in beauty :) I have also bought 3 bags, 2 blazers and a couple more things. My bank account is crying atm ahahaha!

  44. t_zwiggy

    Haul: Nothing
    Weekend plans: Just came back from a long weekend (fri-mon) at my mom’s house. Have met lots of relatives that I’ve never met before (my great great great grandmother’s family). Extremely tired with lots of Temptalia withdrawal symptoms from not reading and commenting for 4 days!
    Do you play any video games? Only World of Warcraft. I was a bit addicted to it for a while (played about 14 hours every day), but I’ve cut back and only play 5-6 hours a week now. Hopefully that won’t change back when MoP comes out.