Friday, July 27th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I ordered some of the items from Chanel’s Nordstrom exclusive collection, but they’re not here yet.
  • Weekend plans:  Since Shaun assembled the grill, we need to get a propane tank, and then figure out what we should grill first!
  • What was your favorite cartoon growingup?:  Hmm, probably a toss-up between Care Bears and My Little Pony!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Mellan looming over all (okay, just some) of his toys!

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59 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #142

  1. Pamela

    If you like salmon, I’d try grilling that.  Oooh!  Have you ever grilled shrimp on skewers?  That’s always delicious.  Brush with olive oil and salt, then sprinkle lime juice after they’re done.  

  2. Haul: 11 new Lit Cosmetics Glitters (accidentally order 12th shade that I already have. oops!) Also picked up 3 of the new Annabelle Twist Up lip crayons… lovely!Weekend plans: Picking up my sewing machine!What was your favorite cartoon growingup?:  She-ra and My Little Pony most likely I don’t remember a single episode of  My Little Pony but had SO MANY of the toy’s over the years but I do remember She-ra.

  3. Haul: A ton of Revlon makeup: Coral Reef and Flushed cream blushes, Super Lustrous lipstick in Violet Frenzy, Colorstay Pencil Liner in Black, Whimsical nail polish, an NYC transcluscent powder and NYC Midnight Rose lip gloss.  Weekend plans: Runway show for GAZE Ezine! I’m doing a strong coral-red lip, peachy cheeks and simple neutral eyes on the models. was your favorite cartoon growing up?: I loved Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, and Mighty Max.

  4. Haul:  I’ve been verwe verwe bad this week.  BAD!  B A D !!!  It is all these Fall collections and ‘Exclusive’ Nordstrom items (damn them!)  I’m not even going to list the items because I”m just not.  Suffice it to say a few Had to Have items became a pile of items and Armani, Chanel, Nars were in my sights. Weekend Plans:  Sitting in my tractor, Mr. Blue Sky (He has a sunroof and air con too!) and harvesting/hauling crops non-stop until the job gets done.Favourite Cartoon:  The classic Looney Tunes with Bugs, Porky Pig, Daffy and the whole gang etc..  The BEST!!!  I do a mean Marvin the Martian imitation.

  5. Mariella

    Enjoy the bbq, Christine!  Anything tastes better when it’s been on the grill!  Is it just me or is this site not working as it normally does? It sure looks a bit different (where are our “numbers”, for example?)Haul: Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipsticks in Habit Rouge and L’Heure Bleue; GOSH Velvet Touch pencil liner in Black Ink (a 2nd one to carry with me); Maybelline Caffeine Rush eyeshadow little palette thing; some Quo facial blotting papersWeekend plans: painting the Muskoka chairs we planned to paint last weekend except the rains moved in; trying out some new recipes (I’m in a real cooking rut); going to my first “real” Yoga class – a special workshop for absolute beginners. I’m older and have real knee issues too so I’m both looking forward to this and a bit fearful as wellFavourite cartoon:  probably The Flintstones (which gives you an idea of my age!)

  6. Icequeen81ma

    he looks sooooooo cute

  7. xamyx

    Haul: Nothing… Plans: Packing; we’re moving in a couple of weeks.Cartoon:Scooby Doo.


    Haul: YSL touche eclat foundation in B10. china glaze safari collection- kalahari kiss, im not lion, desert sun, elephant walk.Weekend plans: beach, pool, puppy and froyo!Fav cartoon: sailor moon!

    • MIRIANV Sailor Moon was a market game changer I was 11/12 when it first aired in Canada. I was like nothing i seen before not so much in style but themes and story. At the Same time I was watching Reboot religiously as well has it had more substance to the story telling them most cartoon.  I watch She-ra and My Little Pony’s when i was like 2 to 6 years old so to me they lefts more of a mart as they where the first I seen. But I have a much more accurate memory on Sailor Moon and Reboot because I would rewatch them and draw still off the TV of Sailor Moon. (I still have those sketches and a binder of them. lol)

      • fireinthehead

        Ani_BEE I remember watching Sailor Moon at 12 PM on YTV when I came home from school for lunch, the best part of the school day if I do say so myself! LOL

        • MIRIANV

          fireinthehead what is this sorcery!? coming home for lunch in SCHOOL? I would’ve loved to do that in New Jersey

        • fireinthehead

          MIRIANV I don’t think most of the elementary schools here in Ontario have cafeterias, so you either bring your lunch from home or you go home. My Dad worked from home and I lived less than a block from school so I could go home and eat and watch TV :)  

    • SavdbytheBeauty

      MIRIANV So funny before even reading your comment I listed Sailor Moon as my fav cartoon back in the day (probably still my fav as I own the whole series! lol).

  9. Haul: I bought some Sinful Colors polishes last weekend, and my Nordstrom order (ETK #25 & Chanel Troublant) arrived!Weekend plans: I took the California Bar Exam Tues, Wed, and Thurs this week – super grueling and exhausting, but it went relatively well (I think), and now I’m done! So – this is a long way of saying that I’m off to Las Vegas for a week, YAY.

    • Emi at Project Swatch I bet you did fantastic! :)

    • Emi at Project Swatch A hearty congratulations, Emi!  Have a fabulous weekend!!!!

    • Kafka

      Emi at Project Swatch  Congratulations on surviving!!!! And a big massive HURRAH that it’s not only over but that you thought it went well! I’m truly happy for you. Was it as bad as you thought it would be? When I took it — and I took the California one, like you — there were people vomiting in the bathrooms en masse, like some sort of twisted symphony. (But at least no-one wrapped answers in a waterproof piece of paper around a tampon like one girl who was caught in Texas that same year, though I’m sure that’s merely an apocryphal tale.) 

    • Miss J

      Emi at Project Swatch Congrats! Have an amazing weekend!

  10. f0rtunefaded

    omg he’s so cuteeeee i just want to cuddle with him!Haul; 2 coastal scents brushes, and 5 indie mineral cosmetics orders oopsweekend plans; going to the mall later, after that staying homefavorite cartoon; rocko’s modern life and hey arnold

  11. EvilPinkRobot

    Haul: Zoya polishes in Wednesday, Meg, and Zuza. Urban Decay eye shadow in Mushroom. Hope to pick up Snatch today since last week at Ulta they ran out. A male worker said he’d look for more and I got to hear another worker tell me, “He’s going to try to find your Snatch!” My sister and I bust out laughing. Yes, we have dirty lil’ minds!Plans: Besides more gardening, probably go to Downtown Disney with the hubs early Sunday morning so we can shop in peace!Cartoon: Oh, crap. Let’s just say I watched A LOT and I loved them all. 😉

  12. crystallinity

    Haul:  I spent almost $200 at Lush on Sunday.  I was desperate!! My counter closed and there was a lapse of a full month before they opened the new freestanding store! Unimpressed by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale cosmetics specials, but I did get a fabulous black patent Ted Baker clutch.Weekend Plans:  Big beauty weekend ahead!  Hair appt tomorrow and facial on sunday!Cartoon: Darkwing Duck!

  13. Awww, Mellan is a cutie! Reminds me of my dog.Haul: Picked up an Yves Rocher eyeshadow today from the Tribal Attitude collection. Gonna test it tomorrow.Weekend plans: Quick family visit, a bit of race shopping at Districos, and work on finishing my to do list.What was your favorite cartoon growingup? Oh my I loved so many cartoons! The most embarrassing one is probably Pokemon, though; -)

  14. SavdbytheBeauty

    A very good friend of mine back home in san diego just took the bar exam as well, and I have to say I can’t believe they make you wait four months to get the reults! I’m sure you did great though :)Haul: E.L.F goodies:  beauty book in neutral, 100 color palette (for free!), mineral eye primer in blush, bronzer compact, honey vanilla lotion wipes, lash curler, spot treatment for acne, and mineral blemish treatment concealer.Weekend Plans: Going to the awesome Mushroom Festival they have every year here for the 3rd year in a row, it’s become a family tradition lol.What was your favorite cartoon growing up?: I STILL love cartoons! But back in the day it ahd to be Sailor Moon, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life, all the Nick shows pretty much plus anything on Toonami.

  15. Laurence.

    Haul : Nars More Velvet Gloss pencil, OCC Grandma Lip TarWeekend : WorkFavorite Cartoon : Pokemon !

  16. fireinthehead

    Haul: Cult Nails Annalicious and I Got Distracted- wow they arrived quickly! Weekend Plans: No IdeaFavourite cartoon growing up: I’m going to have to say The Simpsons. I’ve been watching for 18 years! Those old episodes I’ve seen a million times still make me laugh.

    • fireinthehead

      Haul addendum: MAC Electric Cool shadows which just came to the door, only the blue one came out of the pan a bit *phew* 

  17. Haul: a few drugstore items (mascara, moisturizer, nail polish, etc.), Chanel’s Fleur de Lotus blush, Kevyn Aucoin’s The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days (SO excited about this!), and Kevyn Aucoin’s The Essential Eye Shadow Set in #1Weekend plans: LOTS and LOTS of picture-taking :PWhat was your favorite cartoon growingup?: I loved Snorks and The littleBits

    • Kafka

      Becca @The Beauty Sample   Love Kevyn Aucoin! I’ve had my eye on his Natura and Neolita Pure Powder Glow blushes for a while now.  The Essential Eyeshadow Set #1 is really pretty! Congrats.

  18. Haul: Nothing much this week…hoping to check out NARS’ fall collection soon, though!Weekend plans: Relax, play some golf, start packing…I’m finishing with my internship in a week and moving back home for a few weeks before my last year of college starts. Time flies!What was your favorite cartoon growing up?:  Hmmm…probably any and all Nick shows!

  19. blueraccoon

    Haul: Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco, Buxom Va Va Voom Full-Bodies lip gloss, beautyblender sponge and cleanser, the MUFE 500-point kit, Lancome Hypnose mascara sample, Dior HydraLife sample set, L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Endless Sea, and L”Oreal caresse lipstick in Pink Taffeta. Whew! Weekend plans: absolutely nothing Saturday, which is weird. Work Sunday, as usual. Favorite cartoon: I never really watched cartoons, to be honest. I don’t watch TV now.

  20. Haul: Just a ton of Revlon lip colors. The lip butter in Pink Truffle and the Just Bitten stain and balms in Flame and Mystical. I think I’m going to go to Ulta today to use a coupon I got with my last purchase. (:Weekend plans: My family is coming in from out of town, so we’re going to hang out. Maybe go to the beach.Favorite cartoon: Pretty much the whole of the 90’s Nickelodeon line up. It was perfect!

  21. Haul: 3 MAC electric cool shadows…and I think I’m going to return all three.  I also picked up Illamasqua Aqua Eyes Liquid Liner in #5 (Aqua) and #13 (Black).Weekend plans:  Scouting a potential set on Saturday.  Photoshoot on Sunday.  And lots of video gaming.Favorite cartoon growing up: Thundercats.  Hoooooooooo!!!

  22. Kafka

    Heh. Mellan has a steak toy. Does he have an absolute favorite amongst his stash?Haul: NARS’ new Limited Edition “New Wave” palette (Outremer, Daphne, Rated R, Pandora, Jolie Poupée, etc.), the Luxor Multiple, the Portofino Multiple, L’Oreal “Stroke of Midnight” nail varnish, Eclos Skin Renewal Clay Mask, NYC Show Time mascara. I cannot WAIT for that New Wave palette to arrive! I also received some things as a gift: the NARS 9952 eyeshadow palette with Galapagos, Thunderball (wowzer!), Nepal, Ondine, Unconditional Love & Night Star. It’s this one: . In addition, NARS’ Dolce Vita blush, Red Lizard lipstick, Transeurope Express lipstick, the South Beach Multiple, Orgasm Multiple, Endless Night nail varnish, & the Delphes eyeshadow Trio.Weekend Plans:  Lunch with my parents and sister tomorrow, some work, catching up on some correspondence, and then I’m going to vegetate in front of the television with bad reality TV: Project Runway & the RH of NJ. Okay, Project Runway isn’t necessarily bad, but the RHNJ definitely is!Cartoons: Scooby Doo! My thing was really the Brady Bunch & Bewitched more than cartoons though. Christ, I feel old.

  23. mathteach1982

    Haul: some l’oreal infallible eyeshadows :)Weekend Plans: take the mother-in-law out for her bday dinner looking forward to it…NOT!Favorite Cartoon Growing Up: was Fraggle Rock … but that was puppets lol

  24. aaebert67

    Haul: One fake MAC eyeshadow that I stupidly ordered off Ebay, thinking it was real.  Which I must now figure out a way to return :(Weekend Plans: Just took the bar, so I’m doing anything but studying!  (I heard you took it as well Christine?  How did it go?? What do we do with our lives now??)Fave Cartoon: I am so in love with the vintage Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons- esp. those from the 40’s.  They are so charming and clever!  

    • Kafka

      aaebert67   Congratulations on taking (and surviving) the Bar! Now you need to hit another kind of bar to recuperate…. 😉 

      • aaebert67

        Kafka Thank you!! Yeah, I’m LDS so I can’t drink.  Besides, I don’t think alcohol is enough to undo the last 3 months of misery! :)

        • Kafka

          aaebert67   I know exactly what you mean. I can say in all honesty that the 3 months of studying for the bar were worse than all 3 years of lawschool *AND* all 3 days of the exam itself.  But you’re free now… free of ALL of it! So, if drinking is out, may I suggest a lot of chocolate? Perhaps while dancing to “I will Survive” on loud volume? You can change the lyrics after “First I was afraid, I was petrified….” and then sing, “I *did* survive!”  LOL. 😉

        • aaebert67

          Kafka So true- studying was much worse than the exam itself.  And I started on extra chocolate a month ago :)

  25. alexandrastokes90

    Mellan is so adorable! Is that steak toy from BarkBox? We got one that looks just like that this month.

  26. AnGeLwInGz

    Haul: Chanel Fleur de Lotus blush, which I may or may not keep. There’s nothing wrong with the formula or color by any means and I don’t go for bright blushes but on my medium-light skin it’s a little TOO natural looking for $43. Had it not been LE I wouldn’t have given it a second glance. That’s what I get for not swatching!
    Weekend plans: take my nephew to see Batman.
    What was your favorite cartoon growing up: Looney Tunes for sure (my mom is a fanatic and therefore I watched with her) and a tie between My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, and JEM. 

  27. Kristabelle

    Haul: NYC sunny bronzer (shocked by how amazing it is), revlon photoready mascara, LAsplash splashproof primer, LAsplash green glitter, replacement NYX glosses in beige and sugar pie, rimmel santa rose blush, some samples and small sizes of bb creams from plans: work, work, work.My favorite cartoon growing up: Rugrats.

  28. TheresaKlijn

    Haul – MAC Bare Study paint pot, sigma F82 and P82, and Fifty Shades of Grey (OoOoo juicy lol)Weekend Plans – Getting my hair done tomorrow, it neeeeeds it so bad lolFavourite cartoon – Looney Tunes, carebears, Jem, The Smoggies

  29. Veronica

    Haul:  Wet ‘n’ Wild eye trio in Sweet as Candy Weekend Plans:  Working and apartment hunting.  :)  And studying for the PCAT.Favorite cartoon:  Oh man, I had so many I loved…I guess if I had to pick one, it was Transformers.  I loved sci fi as a kid!

  30. Haul: a bunch of Wet n Wild products on sale (two Megalast lipsticks, a liner, a mineral blush and a tinted lip balm). Today was impulse purchase day: at Victoria’s Secret, The Nakeds palette and a face highlighter, and at Sephora, an eyebrow kit from Anastasia.Week end: not sure, just chilling!Favourite cartoon: we had a lot of Japanese cartoons in France when I was a kid, and I think my all-time favorite was Jeanne & Serge, the story of a young volleyball player.

  31. Maya

    Haul: NARS Silk Road eyeshadow duo, NARS Anardana nail polishWeekend plans: Olympics, shoppingWhat was your favorite cartoon growing up? Hey Arnold!

  32. Prncess Jenn

    Haul: I need to go buy some OPI nail polish for summer- Problem is in Australia the winter shades are released, so I might as well just get a few brights here. And Ulta’s 20% is great. First I just gotta go to an art and wine fair and look at the little kiosks for some cool soaps, jewelry and other knicknacks. Weekend: Olympics, I’m a swimmer, but it’s bittersweet to watch the Australians since my teammate (who is Australian) didn’t make the Games for swimming and it was his dream. But go USA (I am from the US, just spend a few winters down under.) And the Art and Wine Fair in Alameda and shopping at Ulta maybe. Cartoon: Can I just say Anime? Sailor Moon!

  33. Joannie

    Haul: Replacement skin care products & foundation suitable for the hot weather…MAC Face & Body, a few Essie nail polishes.Weekend Plans: Celebrating my husband’s birthday, family dinner & hopefully a little reading time.Favorite Cartoon growing up: Betty Boop!

  34. Leticia

    Haul: Lancome Teint Idole Foundation in 01 and Rouge in Love LS in 353M (Roses in Love in the US, Rose Pitimini in my lipstick’s box…..I find strange that Lancome LS in Mexico have numbers and no names)Weekend plans: Hopefully some rest, catch up with my beaut blog reading and playing with my puppy!Favorite cartoon growing up: I loved many, but especially the Looney Tunes! My favorite character is Sylvester the cat!Mellan is so adorable…..those eyes and that cute freckle in his ear!

  35. artemis

    cute mellan <3

  36. Nicole

    Haul: I recieved my personal shopping products (Sensai Peeling and MUFE Aqua Creme Shadow)Weekend plans: Meeting a friend for coffee, spending a night at the local casino with gala dinner and roulette, getting a lot of sleep and watching the olympic games.What was your favorite cartoon growingup?: Mickey Mouse, Flinstones and Jetsons.

  37. Lacey J.

    Haul: Naked Cosmetics Ivory Pigment Stack and an avon glimmersticks eyeliner (last makeup purchase till the sephora friends and family sale! Oooh it hurts!) Can I do it? I think so! (Unless I run out of eyeliner, mascara, or concealer… but I shouldn’t. Wish me luck ~ lol.Weekend Plans: 12 hour shifts and some serious reading time :))Favorite Cartoon: Well thats a tough one… Probably Sailor Moon? Can I get away with that? Tenchi Muyo? I wasn’t really a kid when I watched those… but they were my favs… If I think on it I actually really liked watching Beavis and Butthead and Ren and Stimpy!