Friday, September 28th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: MAC Marilyn Monroe collection
  • Weekend plans:  Reply to emails, go through comments, try and get some posts written in advance
  • Favorite part about autumn?: Scarves and boots!

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Mellan Wakes Up

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119 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #151

  1. Last weekend I bought some Armani things – the new Maestro foundation (loving so far), an AMAZING red lipstick, and an ETK eyeshadow.

    I’m going out of town this weekend for a wedding. Should be lovely!

    I also love scarves and boots, and I’ll add tights too. But here in SoCal, we have another month at least before it’s cool enough to tolerate wearing such things, and probably two before it really makes sense.

  2. Laura

    Haul: Just a couple of polishes from the China Glaze Halloween collection. Next week’s will probably be a big one as I think a lot of stuff is coming out in the UK!

    Weekend plans: Cocktails for a friend’s birthday tonight. Not much else.

    Favorite part about autumn?: EVERYTHING! Scarves, boots, hats, smokey eyes, vampy lips, clothes in black, maroon and dark green, leather, velvet, soft knitwear, the colours of the leaves, the smell in the air, Halloween and Bonfire Night! Damn, I love this time of year.

  3. mirian

    Haul: I’m waiting on my shady lady vol. 2 and nude’tude from theBalm hautelook sale. I got orly “toast the couple”. I also got my glossybox the other day with Koh Gen Do cleansing water, Missha BB cream, and an odd smelling lipstick.

    Weekend plans: Well I skipped work today because I have to keep watch over our Lucy the Husky. In the middle of the night she decided she was going to eat a very large amount of carpet. I mean…the thing looked like a crater. She got some of the foam and the wood too. Unfortunately we rent this place so we’re in a bit of a dilemma and need to sort that out this weekend. So plan…puppy vomit watch and fixing a ruined carpet.

    Favorite part about autumn: turning the air conditioners off! they mess with my skin so bad and dry my nose out :(

  4. KaseyCannuck

    Haul: UD Ocho Loco set FINALLY arrived!! *Happy dance* Now it takes about 5 minutes longer to get ready in the morning as I can’t decide which color to wear!! I love them all!!

    Weekend plans: Working :(

    Favorite part about autumn?: The leaves changing color. The world is a prettier place for a short time! Least favorite part of autumn is raking them!!

  5. Dana

    Deeply Adored lipstick from the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection (didn’t have a red like it my collection…thought I’d at least get something from the collection I’d waited months for lol)
    MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation(thought I’d try other foundations..Im addicted to my MUFE HD)
    MAC cremesheen glass Just Superb
    Benefit They’re Real mascara
    Beautyblender- splurge! wanted to try it out
    Sephora by OPI nail polish in High Maintence
    Loreal Nail Polish in Eiffel for You

    Weekend Plans: sleep in, lounge and catch up on some TV

    Favorite part about autumn: the weather, boots, warm drinks and my birthday!

  6. Espe

    Haul: MAC Marilyn Monroe. Just three items that I’ll receive on Monday.

    Weekend Plans: Study for my second exam of the semester and write a proposal for a term paper. I may also stop by Ulta on Sunday.

    Favorite part about autumn: Scarves! Scarves! Scarves!

  7. Haul: 12 refills for my MAC pro palette, 2 Bourjois So Laque polishes, a L’Oreal khol pencil and liquid eyeliner. Did my best :-)

    Weekend plans: Just finished getting a bride ready, doing another bride’s make-up tomorrow, then a personal photoshoot on Sunday and more mua work next week

    Favorite part about autumn?: Oh yes, boots definitely!

  8. Adele

    Haul: Hard Candy colored mascara in Mermaid Teal, replacement Cover Girl Outlast lipstain in 450
    Weekend Plans: Work and essay writing :(
    Favorite part about autumn?: Dark lip colors and doc martens.

  9. Ljana

    Haul: Maybelline Color Tattoo in On & On Bronze, La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, some Essence polishes. Nothing too glamorous, as my high-end embargo expires at the end of the month. I did get a Shiseido Perfect Rouge as a gift though :)

    Weekend plans: Work. Barhopping on Saturday night for my best friend’s birthday. Watch football with the boy on Sunday.

    Favorite part about autumn?: Almost everything except the rain – it’s my favorite time of year. Boots, scarves, (faux) leather jackets, opaque tights; sitting outside in cafes and feeling the first chill; the trees turning red and yellow; birthdays and shopping for presents (it’s like Christmas before Christmas in my house, as me, my sister, and a few very close friends have birthdays in late September and October).

  10. Inge

    ■Haul: Chanel Rose Bronze blush(this is my second Chanel blush and I think I may only buy them from now on, I love them!) Chanel lipgloss in giggle. I am thinking of getting Benefit Sugarbomb and Armani eyes to kill in 27 today.
    ■Weekend plans: Camping and paintballing
    ■Favorite part about autumn?: little cute blazers and leggings

  11. Haul:
    First official Lime Crime order of SIREN magic dust eyeshadow and D’ANTOINETTE pressed eyeshadow palette.

    Mehron Celebre HD foundation in Light Olive.

    Weekend plans: Painting a pair of Marry paint a coral shade and making fairy cloeths. lol

    Favorite part about autumn?: Scarves and boots as well. lol And layering clothes. Also Fall I my favorite season as well next to spring (it’s a shame there both so sort).

  12. Angie

    Haul: Well I made a LUSH order again! I got their Shine so bright split-end treatment, the Rosie gift package, and the vanilla dusting powder, smells so good!
    Weekend plans: Going to Catalina Island/Newport Beach courtesy of one of my customers!
    Favorite part about autumn?: Boots and pumpkin-flavored snacks.

  13. Well, I got Orgueil Rouge G L’Extrait and Pink Punk blush duo and I might grab some Nars later tonight.

    I’m taking some days on holiday, starting tomorrow. I’m going to the beach, hope I come back with a slight tan 😀

    I love autumn overall, it’s not too hot, nor too cold nor rainy… and it always have nice mu collections 😀

  14. Joan

    Haul: iPhone 5 Accessories – Bose Bluetooth & Just Wireless Dual Car Charger
    Marilyn Collection; Lipsticks, Charmed I’m Sure & Love Goddess, Beauty Powder, Forever Marilyn, MAC Face & Body backups; Sculpting Creams, Copper Beach & Richly honed and Brushes # 215 and # 163.
    Brush Cleaner and Prep & Prime Highlighter, ‘Light Boost’. Essie’s 4 Breast Cancer Awareness polishes.

    Weekend Plans: Celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary.

    Favorite Part of Autumn: Colors of changing leaves, making foods that I associate with the season, soup, Moroccan stew, apple cider, and wearing the colors of fall in clothing & makeup.

    Kisses to sweet Mellan…love watching him! Should have stole him last weekend as planned. :)

  15. Nicoco Chanel

    – Haul: Nothing! I’ve been very good… and it’s been the weather from Hell in the UK so going places hasn’t been high on my priorities.
    – Plans: Finally heading back to my parents’ house. BAH.
    – Favourite part about autumn: Decent temperatures.

  16. Haul: Wet n Wild Wet Cement nail polish, Cover Girl Lip Perfection in Soulmate, Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer, Eyeko Fat Eye Pencil in Dark Teal.

    Weekend plans: Photo shoot in Central Park and lots of reading for school.

    Fave part about autumn?: The holiday season, and Charlie Brown specials.

  17. xamyx

    Haul: Nothing; I’ve decided I really don’t *need* anything, although I’m still contemplating the UD Vice palette (I have both Nakeds, 15th Anniversary, BoS IV, several Deluxe singles, and some others, so it seems unnecessary).

    Plans: I’m almost done reorganizing clothes, so I should start to go through my makeup and get a new “system” started.

    Autumn: The temps (usually) begin to drop (I live in L.A.), although the heat came quite a bit late this year, so I think we’re in for a looooong Summer…

    • I’m working on my new system and it’s okay, but I’m dying to rip a wall out of my walk-in closet and set up a full enchilada makeup ZONE with vanity, mirrors, chair, storage… That’s my dream, but it will have to wait.

      • xamyx

        I actually have more space than I’ve ever had, so I don’t have to “rotate” constantly. I’m trying to figure out what makes the most sense, since I don’t have to keep everything in bags & boxes.

        • That is excellent. I’m certain you will come up with something perfect for yourself! The bags and boxes routine definitely leads to things completely forgotten and unused. My bathroom is mine alone and H can pick and choose from the rest in the house. I’ve gravitated over to clear plastic bins which I stack in order of type of product I put on my face. I have 7 bins:
          a. skincare and treatments
          b. foundations, highlighters, powders
          concealers, brow powders
          c. cream eyeshadows, loose pigments, eyeliners
          d. eyeshadows, eyeshadow palettes
          e. blushes, bronzers
          f. lipsticks and glosses, mascara
          g. nail treatments, tools, and polishes
          Once I am done, I restack. The remainder of things which are used on occassion are stored in my cupboards. But the cupboards are mostly occupied by hair products, mouthwash, soaps, hair appliances, moisturizers, jewellery..etc..etc.. My bathroom is definitely not made for a product junkie like me. At some point, I need NEED a separate space completely out of the bathroom to do my makeup. Sorry for all the boring details. By typing this, I am always hoping for more inspiration and thoughts on what I can be doing better. I know..more freaking SPACE!

    • Did you take before/after pics?!

  18. Barbie

    Haul; ben nye beige suede powder to set my tinted moisturizer, 3 shiro cosmetics lippies, my order from one hand washes the other. and

    yesterday, i placed an order at bh cosmetics for two brushes and two lip glosses

    Weekend plans; start on my english paper

    Fave part about autumn; getting to go on haunted hayrides and starbucks holiday drinks

  19. Hahaha I love Mellan’s face. It says “what now, mom?”

    Haul: Nothing, though I really almost bought another Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait (I think it’ll happen sooner or later)!

    Weekend plans: Spending time with some friends tomorrow, and trying to blog in advance on Sunday!

    Favorite part about autumn?: Chestnut, mushroom, pumpkin, homemade cake!

  20. Yellowlantern

    Haul: Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart and Candy Apple. Thanks to those who suggested them! I’m loving both!

    Weekend Plans: Nothing planned yet.

    Fave Part About Autumn?: Cool weather, cute knit sweaters, and darker makeup!

  21. Aida

    Haul: A few pieces from MAC’s Marilyn Monroe collection (Love Goddess lipstick, Showgirl e/s, The Perfect Cheek blush, Forever Marilyn beauty powder), Burberry Pearl Grey e/s (love it!), LORAC’S Eye Candy set (disappointed with it – cute packaging, but not very good pigmentation). Except for a couple more Burberry pieces in the near future (a blush and a lip cover), I’m putting myself on my very first no buy plan ’till closer to Xmas ;).

    Weekend plans: Going hiking at Stone Mountain Park on Sat; a birthday dinner of Sun.

    Favorite part about autumn?: Jackets!! I can finally start wearing all my sweater jackets and jackets and I’m excited for the cool/cold weather.

  22. Courtney

    Haul: OCC Lip tar in Black Dahlia

    Weekend plans: Get my hair cut and colored (it desperately needs it), play Borderlands, and go to a show.

    Favorite part about autumn: Lots of stuff! Halloween, changing leaves, fall wardrobes and makeup colors, and pumpkin flavored/scented everything!

  23. Haul: MAC Marilyn Monroe The Perfect Cheek & Legendary Blush, Viva la Juicy Perfume, & my new engagement ring!!!

    Weekend Plans: CrossFit & then a comedy club to celebrate my birthday

    Favorite part of Autumn: the weather, leaves changing colors, college football, the start of holiday season, and of course – boots!

  24. Tigress

    Haul: The Vice palette from UD. Love it!

    Weekend plans: Work, ugh. And Dexter!

    Favorite part about autumn: Everything, it’s my favorite season.

  25. Rosie

    How is it that your dog is so damn cute!

  26. blueraccoon

    Haul: My Birchbox and my Glossybox arrived while I was out of town, so I got to open those yesterday. Some nice goodies in the Glossybox, but I was less than thrilled by the Birchbox.

    Weekend plans: depends on how I feel; at the moment, hiding in bed sounds like a good plan. I feel like I’ve been run over.

    Fave part about autumn: The cool temperatures, being able to wear hoodies and jackets and boots :) I hate summer; I’m a cold-weather girl all the way.

    • What’d you like in Glossybox?

      • blueraccoon

        This month surprisingly everything – I had a shampoo and conditioner sample set, generous sizes, and the research I was able to do showed they’re sulfate-free which means I can use them. Koh Gen Do spa cleansing water, which I’ve wanted to try for a while, and a lipstick in a nice neutral pink I’ll probably wear a few times. The only bummer was the MIssha Perfect Cover BB cream – I love the product, but they gave me a shade I can’t wear. But the other four make up for it :)

    • I so rarely hear that, but I hate summer too.

    • Veronica

      I can take or leave summer, myself. I think it’s because the area I live in tends to be very rainy, so our summers are hot AND muggy. When I was in the Southwest, I felt more comfortable in the intense heat simply because it wasn’t so humid. And as for hair? Forget it. If you’ve got any curl, it’s a goner.

  27. Haul: None
    Weekend Plans: Beauty Blogger Meetup in Orlando :)
    Favorite Parts of Autumn: I do love to see the leaves change. I adore the crisp feeling in the air, because it’s not cold but it is refreshing.
    Of course, I rarely feel Autumn here in Florida, but in the past I experienced all 4 seasons.

  28. Daisy

    Haul: Nothing! I find myself in the curious position of feeling like I don’t *need* anything right now, HOWEVER…the eyeshadow quad and palette from the Guerlain holiday collection might fix that.

    Weekend plans: NOT playing Mists of Pandaria?

    Favorite part about autumn: Aaah! Everything! Easily the best part of the year :)

  29. Mariella

    Haul: some Alpha Hydrox face cream (I was thrilled to find it at Winner’s rather than having to order it from the US); Macadamia Oil for my hair

    Weekend plans: Going to a bridal show with my daughter and her future mother in law (we’re going for a nice lunch first, as well)

    Favourite part about autumn: just one? Browned red lipstick, tweed jackets, it’s not too hot to wear lots of makeup if I want to, the smell in the air as the leaves turn, my birthday, Canadian Thanksgiving and the Rockton World’s Fair (they always all coincide), walking the Bruce Trail(which happens to run behind my house, if you can believe it), cashmere ANYTHING. Can you tell I REALLY love fall?

  30. I love Mellan’s one eye peek”I hear you, but I’m not moving look” at the beginning of the video :) Here’s hoping you have a lovely weekend, Christine!

    Too Faced La Creme in juicy melons and marshmallow bunny
    MAC show orchid
    UD super saturated high gloss lip colour punch drunk (so glad you turned me onto these Christine! They’ve become a fav!)
    UD ocho loco finally! yay
    Estee Lauder pur colour blush sensuous rose
    TF emerald lust eye colour quad – stiff and impossible without a cream base and bloody fallout galore..but oh man, the colours are pretty! Maybe I got a dud from eBay and I didn’t pay retail.

    Weekend Plans: Facing an impending legal suit with a company whose product, professionally applied, completely messed up the wooden exterior of my house. I have to wade through everything to get a definitive timeline to pass to the lawyer. Health is particularly bad, but this happens each year as the cold weather comes in. It’s excruciating. My face and neck went into rash central, but it’s fading and I got foundation on top today and it looks pretty good!:) Apparently, I need yet another coating of teflon.

    Favourite part about autumn: EVERYthing with respect to beauty and fashion. I love the colours, the layering of clothes, getting out my boots, my beloved leather jacket and sweaters, all the cozy things!

    Have a good weekend everyone

  31. Haul: Mac Marilyn stuffs, I’ll list it all out when I get it. My wallet says ouch LOL

    Weekend Plans: catching up on sleeping and eating! I stayed up all Wednesday night to make sure I got my Marilyn stuffs! While I was waiting I thought I was pretty sad for doing it LOL but I had a chance for a couple of naps during the day so it wasn’t really that hard. I had a jigsaw puzzle-fest on shockwave while refreshing.

    Favourite part about autumn: ummm, not dying of the heat & humidity anymore! 😀 and my pollen allergies dying down(I hate ragweed so much)

  32. Kafka

    Haul: No makeup, only more perfume. (I had bought a Milani 3D lipgloss & a grey glitter eyeshadow but returned both.) I got Roberto Cavalli “Eau de Parfum for Her;” Dolce & Gabbana’s “The One;” and Givenchy’s “Amarige.” I’ve bought 5 perfumes in large sizes & EDP in 10 days, so I better cool my perfume passion for a little while.

    Weekend plans: My father is having a movie marathon for the family Sat. or Sunday to show off his new baby, a monster-sized LED TV with 3D and about 800 diff. speakers. It will probably be The Avengers for my nephew, along with something in 3D. And I may have to find a computer repair guy as I think my laptop is slowly dying. To counter that, there is the joy of Homeland’s return. Oh, Revenge & The Good Wife too! (Have I mentioned I’m a TV junkie? lol. Thank God for DVRs.)

    Favorite part about autumn?: Cold weather — which means that it will only be about 60 degrees here. *eye roll* Also, grey & dark makeup, and boots.

    • What is your favourite from your perfume haul? I know that is difficult to quantify with such different scents. I did receive my TF Café Rose which starts out beautifully and hauntingly and then fades into nothing on me. glad I didn’t buy full size. I think if I want something rose scented, I will just pile on one of my Joues Contraste! My whole blush container smells of roses as a result.. Love it!
      I also received TF Lys Fume which I had heavy and sultry undertones from a very floral top note. Interesting! It put me in mind of TF Violet Blonde which is another floral I can wear successfully. TF niche scents are pretty much total hit or miss with me. Still waiting for my haul from Europe.

      • Kafka

        My favorite, hands down, is the Roberto Cavalli. It’s a spicy floriental with African Orange Blossom, pink pepper, tonka beans and, imo, peach and honeysuckle as well. Then perhaps either the Dior Pure Poison or the Amarige. I’m contemplating returning the Dolce & Gabbana as it does not smell the way it did in the stores. But we’ll see.

        TF’s Lys Fume is actually one I’m interested in, though it’s low on my list. I have his Neroli Portofino and, while I love neroli (technically diff. than orange blossom), there’s something about it that I find a bit off-putting. As for some of the niche fragrances, my concern is the longevity issue. I think my body chemistry must have drastically changed over the last 10 years because I seem to eat up scents. Before, things really lasted on me. A lot of these niche scents seem to have minimal sillage and/or longevity, so I hesitate to spend a lot (esp. if buying blind) on something that may last 1 hr tops on me.

        • I have exactly the same issue :( So, as Christine so succinctly put’s an expensive hobby. For us, even more so.

          I’ve been meaning to try the Cavalli. I have samples of TF Neroli Portofino and it does’t work on me. I think that one I had to run to the bathroom and immediately wash off. It made me feel nauseous. I’ve wanted to try the Cavalli, glad you are enjoying it. I’m get my grabby hands on some at some point.

          • Kafka

            The perfume term for what you went through would be “Scrubber.” And I can definitely see it. The first time I put on the TF Neroli Portofino, I actually felt my throat close up a bit. I have a really acute nose for scents (I’ve been repeatedly told that I’d put a pregnant woman to shame) but something in that one was just too, too much for me and made me feel queasy. I’ve gotten a bit more used to it but I may just give it back to my mother. Since I really do like neroli, as well as orange blossom scents, I’ve got Annick Goutal’s Neroli on my list but I fear it’s discontinued. Oh, and at the top of the niche ones: Serge Lutens’ Fleurs D’orangier! Spicy orange blossoms…. mmmm.

            Are you generally a rose person for scents? What category of scents do you prefer for the most part? For all that I enjoy pure florals (as opposed to the florientals that I seem to gravitate to quite heavily), I don’t do predominant or purely rose scents, so your TF one would be a total pass for me. (Plus, it didn’t get super great reviews at Fragratica which you should really check out. Amazing resource!)

            This is the floral I want: Annick Goutal’s “Grand Amour” which has hyacinth (love hyacinth!), Indian Mimosa, French Jasmine, Turkish rose, leather (!), myrrh, amber, Lily, and honeysuckle. She had it done as a love poem/love letter to her beloved husband. Isn’t that sweet?!

            And then, the Hermès one, the Elixir, is a woody, balmy, orangy scent with: peru balsam, orange peel, oak, caramel, incense, siam resin, vanilla sugar, amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, siam resin, and cedar. It’s seems to be unisex, I believe. Pretty cool, huh? I’ve also got my eye on Bvlgari’s Jasmin Noir, Guerlain’s Mahora & a bottle of YSL’s Yvresse to replace my now almost-finished bottle of Champagne (the old name).

            *sigh* I have a major problem, don’t I??!

            • hell no you don’t! LOL at the term ‘scrubber’.. H and I are both extremely scent sensitive and the vast majority of mainline perfumes are scrubbers on me.

              No, I’m not a rose person. Lately, I’ve been looking for a rose based scent because it reminds me of my grandmother. I lived with my grandparents when I was quite young..have very fond memories. Roses will always remind me of her; a classy, warm, wonderful woman. I typically do not gravitate to florals either. It’s just my latest craze to prove I can wear them. I’m more citrusy/woody/powdery/earthy/patchouli. Chanel Mademoiselle Coco, Gucci Rush, YSL Ysatis, oh and Red by Giorgio Beverly Hills (an oldy, but a goody)

              The particular floral that suits me very well is jasmin.

              Want both the Annick Goutal and the Hermès.. they sound positively divine and both contain notes I gravitate towards. I’m going to sign-up to join Fragrantica :)

    • Perfume is an expensive habit!!

      • Kafka

        Very!!! Even more so when: A) it’s a slight obsession and addiction; B) when you can’t seem to force yourself to buy small decants; and C) all your normal spending rules fly out the window when it comes to perfume. *gulp* That said, I may have to get decants for the Serge Lutens because it’s far, far too expensive to buy a whole bottle blind & untested given the sometimes questionable sillage, but I have enough other scents I want to get before that to make my wallet whimper and bleed. This evening, I just barely (BARELY!) restrained myself from ordering Annick Goutal’s Grand Amour & Hermès’ Elixir de Merveilles. But they’re calling to me, dammit, and I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to hold out. LOL.

  33. AnGeLwInGz

    Haul: Nothing for myself but I bought all the Great Lash limited edition color mascaras for my mom. She has an obsession with colored mascaras!
    Weekend plans: Work and a concert.
    Favorite part about autumn: Just one? Well then I’d have to say the smells. I love the scent of fallen leaves and anything pumpkin. This time of year is when I stock up on Yankee Candles (my faves are Autumn Leaves, Autumn Wreath, Harvest, and Spiced Pumpkin) and Fig & Brown Sugar scented goodies from Bath & Body Works.

  34. Haul: A sort of mashup of various things… should I write it all just to be annoying? LOL!

    @MAC: Two MAC Volcanic Exfoliators and an MSF in Earthshine (that I’ve had on hold for 15 years), Black Black Pigment, Blacktrack Fluidline (trying again to like this stuff), Studio Moisture Fix, Shag lipstick, Peaches blush, Chromagraphic Pencils in Marine Ultra and Landscape Green, the MAC Spatula and a 228 brush.

    @Sephora: The Cinderella compact and the Tarte Carried Away palette (photos are taken, I can now play!)

    @Nigel’s: Ben Nye Essential Eyeshadow Palette, some old age stipple, fake blood in various colors and textures, tooth colors, bald caps, one of the Ben Nye Bruise Wheels, stipple sponges and other tools, empty 5-well palettes and some fake teeth 😛

    @Illamasqua: Gleam (which I haven’t tried yet but I’m excited as I LURVE anything that makes me look shiny and greasy!) and the new contour brush.

    Weekend plans: Editing, editing, editing.

    Favorite part about autumn?: Ugh… really?! Watching scary movies around Halloween? The rest of the time I’m pretty much angry. LOL

  35. Elle-Jay

    ■Haul: Lipstick! 2 NYX Matte ones (Maison and Merlot) and the Rimmel Kate Moss collection #04 (Gorgeous purple), Organix Argan Oil shampoo/conditioner set, and two Eco tools brushes.

    ■Weekend plans: Enjoy my last weekend off before going back to work. Hang out with friends and watch football :)

    ■Favorite part about autumn?: I also love Scarves and boots but my absolute fave thing is the smells: pumpkin, cinnamon apples, especially pumpkin spice lattes! YUMMY!

  36. Nicole

    Haul: Nothing. But I shopped my stash last week for forgotten eyeshadows and lipsticks.
    Weekend plans: meet with friends and relax to start fresh in my new job.
    Favorite part about autumn?: My birthday is coming closer.

  37. Judith

    Just want to say that I love your Mellan! Soooo cute! Love the clips and photos you post of him. As far as the

    Haul: 2 OCC lip tars in Strumpet and Anime. Will return Anime this weekend though, (husband didn’t like the color).

    Weekend plans: Date weekend with hubby. Movie night/dinner tomorrow.

    Favorite part of autumn? The dark vampy colors I wear as far as makeup and fashion. And sweaters! Love sweaters.

  38. Miss J

    Haul: Nothing, yet. I’m trying to decide on a few OCC Lip Tars.

    Weekend plans: Friday – Relax. Saturday – Drink + College Football. Sunday – Celebrate a few family birthdays.

    Favorite part about autumn?: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte/Frappe!!!! (And of course just about everything else, lol.) The only thing I hate about fall is the spiders come out to play more. HATE spiders.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend!

    • Kafka

      Which OCC Lip Tars are you trying to decide between, Miss J? Which ones are really calling out your name? I’m doing the same thing and my list includes: Hush, Memento, Divine, Demure & Pretty Boy. I think I’ll go with Memento & Demure first.

      • Miss J

        I’m debating between NSFW, Stalker, and Vintage for a red pick. I’ve also been eyeing Demure, and I’m pretty sure I’m sold on it. Divine is definitely a me color, but I’m not likely to wear it much during fall/winter, so I think I might wait on it. I want to get one out of Hoochie, Belladonna, or RX for mixing. I’m thinking about getting the white, too, for mixing. Too many choices!!

    • OCC tars are pretty cool for mixing! You can always buy one pre-mixed colour and then grab black or white or both and create your own shades from one single pre-mix tube. Yeah, and it’s still impossible to decide! :) OMG Starbucks Pumpkin spice…yum!!!

  39. Vanessa Marie

    Haul- Did some damage this week… Revlon color stay quad in addictive and decadent, Revlon nail polish in Radiant… NARS Sin blush, Casino bronzer (although I may exchange for Laguna)and Vent Glace eyeshadow duo, MAC Fix+, and 2 pressed pigments in Light Touch and Day Gleam… Not to mention clothing shopping :-/

    Weekend Plans- Jay Z concert tomorrow night and a Baptism on Sunday, squeezing in cleaning and lesson planning as well.

    Favorite part about autumn- the changing leaves and cool crisp weather!

  40. Yadira

    Haul: Tarte 5 Piece LipSurgence Set (sephora), Tarte 4 Piece Blush Set (sephora), Nars Blush in LUSTER, Nars Lipstick in Autumn Leaves, Stila Liquid Eyeliner, Urban Decay Brow Box. && waiting on MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks, Charmed I’m sure, Love Goddess, Pure Zen & Scarlet Ibis! :)

    Weekend Plans, Work :(

    Fav about autumn: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

  41. kathi

    Seeing your adorable Mellan always makes me smile :)