Friday, November 30th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I hauled everything BUT beauty this week, haha!  I picked up lots of Christmas gifts for friends and family :)
  • Weekend plans:  Stay out of the rain!
  • Favorite winter accessory?:  Scarves!  And I put rainboots on my Christmas list, so I hope those will be my new favorite!

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This week’s Mellan video…


He LOVES this toy.

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107 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #160

  1. What a gorgeous picture of Mellan and his Hedgey :D

    Haul: Everything lip. Armani Maestro in #201..totally sexy vampy and a slew of OCC Lip Tars from the new collection and some regulars. I must say that Super NSFW is freaking dazzling. It was instant love with this one :)

    Weekend Plans: put up the holiday decorations

    Favourite winter accessory: slippers/slipper boots! I’m obsessed with fashionably keeping my feet warm.

  2. Haul:
    I went on an online Sephora shopping spree to get my cousin a birthday present (Sephora brand moisturizers). I went crazy on retail therapy for myself. I got the Make Up For Ever Ultimate Eye Liner Collection, the Flowerbomb gift set, and the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Try Me Trio Kit. At this rate Santa is never going to give me a Christmas present because I keep doing the hard work for him!

    Weekend plans:
    Got my $20 VIB from Sephora and I’m gonna use it. My rain boots, rain coat, umbrella, and my waterproof shopping bags are ready for everything. Downtown San Francisco here I come!

    Favorite winter accessory?:
    Scarves. If I get a bright enough scarf I don’t have to wear many accessories. It also doubles as gift wrap if I can afford to go fancy on gift giving (and the gift fits).

    If you’re shopping for rainboots you should take a look at däv. Rain boots with fun patterns and their lace-up versions fit my giant calves of steel. I actually look forward to the rain so I can wear my däv boots outside.

  3. Avatar of Abbey Abbey

    Haul: Becca’s Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation(meh)and Byzantine creme blush, Illamasqua Hollow, Gleam, and a cream blush, OCC Lip Tar pack from Sephora, Nars Albatross lip gloss, and Jack Black lip balm.
    Weekend plans: Nothing at all! I’m excited after the last two weeks.
    Favorite winter accessory?: Absolutely scarves and boots! A good scarf can completely change an outfit.

  4. Miss J

    Haul: I picked up a WnW shadow in Unplugged from the drugstore, but that’s about it. I’m pretty pleased with it. I plan on getting some stuff with my VIB Reward, but I’m waiting until I can also get the free gift for my bday, too. I’m hoping the LORAC Pro Palette goes back in stock soon.

    Weekend plans: I’m cleaning carpets tonight. I’m going to try to get some Christmas shopping done tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the football game. Wooo! I think Sunday will just be a relaxing day, and I might start to make Cannoli shells to freeze for Christmas. Will probably bust out the tree and other decorations, too.

    Favorite winter accessory?: Scarves…no Boots…no, no…oversized, cozy sweaters! Or wait, do holiday candles count?! I love fall and winter. :)

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

  5. Avatar of Bunny fireinthehead - Bunny

    Haul: Cult Nails polishes(afterglow, coveted, disciplined &flushed) and top coat. China Glaze Bend over Backwards, It’s a Trap-eze! and Running in Circles. Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York.

    Weekend Plans: Keeping my foots warm… until Sunday when it will be unseasonably warm.

    Favourite winter accessory: My charcoal slouchy crochet hat with a brim from HiJinx on Etsy.

  6. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Haul: Ciate mini manicure advent calendar (can’t wait to open this tomorrow!), a few Barry M glitter polishes, plus a replacement for the Illamasqua Boost lipgloss that I lost on Monday.

    Weekend plans: A few drinks tonight for a friend’s birthday, Zumba class in the morning then visiting my parents tomorrow to exchange gifts with some family we won’t see over Christmas.

    Favorite winter accessory?: Wooly hats – especially if they have bobbles on!

  7. Avatar of Mirian Vermeulen mirian

    Haul: I seriously dropped most of my checking account into gifts. I don’t even know specifically what. so many boxes in my closet.

    Weekend Plans: Shopping. Shopping. Oh and shopping.

    Favorite winter accessory: BOOTS

  8. Aww Mellan! What a cutie :)

    Haul: My Hourglass Icon Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick, Exhibition Visionaire duo, and Chanel Notorious arrived!

    Weekend plans: Off to see friends tomorrow and working on Sunday.

    Favorite winter accessory: Scarves!

  9. Haul: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Bottomless Java and Iced Latte.

    Weekend plans: Brunch with a friend tomorrow, then a birthday gathering for another friend.

    Fave winter accessory?: My cute glittery red gloves. I am 27 and perhaps too old for them, but I still adore them. :)

  10. Haul: Nothing Beuaty related. Still Christmas shopping, and was bad and got 2 Monster High Dolls from the Scaris series.

    Weekend plans: Snow……. I’m actually not sure what I doing this weekend other then seeing Breaking Dawn Part 2.

    Favorite winter accessory?: Scarves and leather gloves. I don’t wear hats just coats with hoods. ;)

  11. Yellowlantern

    Haul: I was pretty bad this week (by my standards anyway) and I don’t think I’m done now that I got that $15 dollars off coupon from Sephora, plus I’ve been contemplating a purchase from Zoya. On the positive side I can say that I’m extremely satisfied with all my purchases.

    1. UD Dangerous palette. OMG this palette is so pigmented and smooth. Just got it yesterday so I still have to play around with it some more to figure out some combinations I like.
    2. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream. Sort of an impulse purchase in K-town but so far I’ve been liking it.
    3. Stila Stay All Day liquid eyeliner. Completely lives up to the hype, it’s amazing!
    4. Essie Feed Me. My nails have been feeling a little dry and peely for the last month as the temps have been dropping, so next time I do my nails I’m going to try this as a basecoat and see if it makes a difference.
    2. Weekend Plans: Got nothing planned, will probably look for/contemplate what to get people for xmas.
    3. Favorite Winter Accessory: I like scarves a lot too. I also love a pair of cute fluffy earmuffs.

  12. Avatar of Dominique Dominique

    Mellan is so cute ( a hedgehog as a friend lol )

    My Haul : I purchased 8 quads at Kiko’s ( 12,90 € each ), some are really comparable to high end ones and colours are great ( better than Chanel to be honest for some quads ) + 1 cream blush + 2 nail polishes + 3 lipsticks + 1 lipbalm + eyemakeup remover + nail polish remover + face lotion
    and the UD primer potion at Sephora’s.
    I will try and find some gifts next week, this year I have no ideas but I always find good ideas in the end so it’s ok !

  13. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Haul: Nothing beauty related, but I bought 7 pairs of shoes and boots in two days!

    Weekend plans: Just boring stuff. Laundry, house cleaning, organizing my digital music collection, try to watch some movies and relax a bit.

    Favorite winter accessory?: I love boots :D Also scarves.

  14. Is it bad that I had to REALLY study this picture to know what the toy was?? Lol!

  15. somhrita

    my bf’s dog copper LOVES that toy too. SO much that she ripped it. and we had to get her a new one!

  16. Samantha P

    Haul: First haul in a few months!!!! Consisted of several Beauty from the Earth eyeshadows, and A TON of Aromaleigh because of their sale.

    Weekend plans: Packing and more packing to a new home. :}

    Favorite Winter Accessory: Scarves to go with my pea coat.

  17. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    what a sweetie! look at those sweet eyes!

    Haul; Nothing!

    Weekend Plans; nothing!

    Favorite Winter Accessory; love me some scarves! and hats too like the ones you can get from forever 21

  18. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    Haul: Guerlain Turandot Quad! I was so excited to find it and I could not resist, in spite of the high price…:)! But I’m sure it will be my favorite palette for the season :)!
    Weekend plans: Catch up on reading and hopefully sleep!
    Favorite Winter accessory: Scarves and tights!

    I can imagine you jumping when Mellan makes the hedgehog grunt – I know the feeling :D!

  19. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: I tried to haul the Tarte 6-piece Smolder Eyes but a sudden blizzard (the first snow of the year) got in the way of that plan (I was going to head up after school but, instead, I came right home). I called Sephora, though, and they’ve put one aside for me to pick up tomorrow (when the crazy weather is supposed to be quite warm!).

    Plans: yoga and a trip to Sephora (see “Haul”) – I need this as my hubby was in hospital since Saturday and my stress level was through the roof. Now that he’s home and perfectly fine, I need a bit of a treat!

    Favourite winter accessory; Either scarves or, if I really want to make a statement, an ocelot (yes, I know, very not PC) muff that belonged to my mom and dates from the 50′s or perhaps earlier. With a black coat, it just looks outstanding. At the other end, because they are warm and practical and my daughter has a pair too, my BOGS.

  20. Avatar of Kate Faith

    Oh my gosh, I’ve NEVER seen another dog besides my Honey that loved a hedgehog. Cutest. Thing. Ever. Oh, and he’s a Lab, isn’t he?

  21. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    Haul: Guerlain Shine Automatique in #264, Rose Pompon (sp?), Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Quince, ExfoliKate intensive, L’Occitane ultra rich face scrub. I am intending to go to the mall later today or tomorrow and pick up either another Burberry quad or the lip cover set they have going, though, and I have the $20 coupon from Sephora I think I’m using on a bigger size of ExfoliKate.

    Weekend plans: Malling if I don’t get to it today, and working on Sunday. Also waxing on Sunday. My life, she is so exciting.

    Favorite winter accessory: My Uggs. I have the classic short boots and I love them to pieces, I live in them all winter long. I’m planning on getting another pair in blue, I think, for variety. I’m not a huge fan of socks so the Uggs are perfect. I actually do have a pair of Ugg leather boots too now, with a sheepskin sole but black leather for the upper, and those are also awesome but require socks.

  22. Haul: I received some brushes I purchased last week, and purchased a bunch of non-beauty presents for others :)

    Weekend plans: So many good things! Tonight my fiancee and I are going to drink eggnog and make a gingerbread house; tomorrow we’re going to a shelter & hoping to come home with kittens; and Sunday I’m getting sworn in as a lawyer (found out recently that I passed the bar, YAY).

    Favorite winter accessory is BOOTS! I wish I could wear them all year round.

  23. Lana

    OMG…my doberman Diesel has that exact same toy…except he killed it in 5 mins ~sigh~

    Haul: LM Artist Palette for Eyes (irritated my eyes like crazy so it’s going back), Dior Poudre Shimmer in #2 Amber Diamond (best purchase ever!), Nars Laguna and Ole Henriksen Three Little Wonders Kit (so far so good)

    Weekend plans: X-mas party tomorrow ;) and work on Sunday :(

    Favorite winter accessory?: Scarves

  24. Nicole

    Haul: I went to London for a longer weekend and I spend several pounds for Shu Uemura (Oil and Lash curler), a Liz Earle regime (Cleanser, Toner and several moisurisers and treatments) and Nars (Eye primer, Sheer Glow foundation, Orgasm blush and a Larger than Life lip gloss). Only products, which are not available in Germany.
    Weekend plans: Some grocery shopping and reading on Saturday and dinner with friends on Sunday.
    Favorite winter accessory?: My pashmina. It is so cosey!!

  25. Avatar of Anne Anne

    Awwww Mellan!

    Haul: I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately, so my dad gave me some money to treat myself. So I picked up bareMinerals the Happy Place quad (my first purchase with the brand) and it is amazing! I can definitly see this becoming a staple.

    Week-end plans: Buy some Chrismas gifts, and work!

    Favorite Winter accessory: I love winter! I’d’say the leather glove my sister bought me? She went above and beyond to find some that would fit my teeny-tiny hands. But I often forget to wear them, as I have a crazy resistance to cold. Anything woollen, scarves or sweaters, are great, too.

  26. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Haul: L’Oreal nail polish in The Mystic’s Future and The Muse’s Attitude, L’Oreal HIP True Color cream liner in teal, Bare Escentuals duo in The Epiphany + Sephora eyeshadow brush (roommate’s birthday gift), Taylor Swift Wonderstuck fragrance (gift request from sister), Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion (gift)

    Weekend Plans: I’m doubling tomorrow, going out with my roommate for her birthday on Sunday. :)

    Favorite winter accessory: Boots! Heeled, flat, calf, ankle…I love them all.

  27. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    This may be my favorite photo of Mellan in a long, long time. Which says something as they’re all wonderful. I don’t know how you resist giving a little love bite to that nose! My God, I just want to eat him up. And I love how the hedgehog’s nose mirrors that of Mellan’s just above it.

    Haul: Like you, everything BUT beauty this week. And, honestly, the less said about everything I bought, the better. With one exception: I’m going to boast all over the place about the new HTC One X phone (retail $500) which I bought for 99 CENTS. 99 CENTS! With Priority shipping for free. ROFL. (Sorry, I still can’t get over it. My bargain addict side fainted away in shock.)

    Weekend plans: Set up my new phone when it arrives. Argue more with my new printer. And figure out why bloody Windows 8 seems to have contemptuous disdain for both my new and old electronics. Call someone for lots and lots of help, and attempt not to throw anything out the window in sheer rage.

    Favorite winter accessory?: BOOTS!! What colour do you want your rain boots in? Traditional or in a fun colour?

    • I originally wanted them in “Merlot,” but go figure, that shade sold out, so I ended up opting to get black. I figure black is the safe bet, and if I REALLY like them, then maybe another color later on!

      Good luck wrestling with Windows 8/the printer!

    • Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

      I *may* be able to help with Windows 8? Possibly? I can’t swear to it, but I’ve been using it for a while now and I *do* work for the Evil Empire…

  28. OK, I have to say I made a snarly face when I saw you wanted rain boots for the winter. It was -11 when I left for work this morning…

    Hauled: I had some certificates and such to make use of, so I ended up catching up on a few things that I’d been meaning to get for a while: Nars Sin, Hourglass Suede and Bobbi Brown Naked Plum. Oh, and a Mac 150 brush. Jeesh. When I list it all out it seems like a lot, but I swear it feels like I’ve been good this week!

    Weekend plans: The hub and I are planning on going for brunch somewhere to watch the British Premiere League tomorrow… Unfortunately, our teams are facing off this weekend, so we’re forced to take different sides. And I also have much swatching to catch up on.

    Favourite winter accessory: HATS!!! I adore hats, especially since I can’t be bothered doing anything with my hair. Winter just gives me an excuse to wear them.

    Have a lovely weekend Christine and give Mellan a hug from your fans in the frozen north!

  29. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    Haul: nada
    Weekend plans: Studying for final exams
    Favorite winter accessory?: Fuzzy gloves!

  30. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    Haul: I got my Fyrinnae order today! So excited to crack them open. Almay mascara and Lashblast, just needed basic mascaras.

    Weekend plans: The in-laws bought a new income property so tomorrow is demo day for the remodel!

    Favourite winter accessory: Scarves and Candy cane striped mittens my mom made – well any mitts my mom makes for me. They fit so well and I can double them up! I wear mitts from November to April. (I live in canada near lots of water and it gets REALLY cold)

  31. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Haul: 3 Sinful Colors polishes: Super Star, Daddy’s Girl (*hate* the name), & Winter Wonder.

    Plans: Hit the mall & Toys R Us; I’m not looking forward to it, but I have to try to find furniture for the Fisher Price dollhouse we ordered (why it doesn’t *include* furniture, I don’t know-doi they really expect kids to ply with an empty dollhouse?), and of course, the annual Santa pic. Of course, I’ll have to stop by Ulta, Sephora, & Macy’s…

    Winter Accessory: BOOTS!!! I *love* boots, but living in SoCal really puts limits on when I can wear them…

  32. Adele

    Haul: BareMinerals Ready Luminizer in The Love Affair (thanks to your blog post on The Shining Moment, which I would have preferred but they don’t carry that shade in my Sephora), Frye boots
    Weekend plans: Working, relaxing, and eating.
    Favorite winter accessory?: Boots. And scarves. And hats.

  33. I love Mellan photos!!

    Haul – 4 Revlon Lip Butters! They were buy one get one at Priceline :D I bought Sweet Tart, Berry Smoothie, Sugar Plum and Cotton Candy. I LOVE them for keeping my lips hydrated at work.

    Weekend plans – work party on Sunday! We’re having it at the Aquarium and I’m so excited!

    Favourite winter accessory – well it’s summer here in Australia, but in winter I love the first day I can wear boots again.

  34. Michelle

    Mellan is just adorable! Doesn’t he destroy stuffed toys in minutes? My golden retriever can’t have a fluffy toys without making it look like a massacre in the house.

    I hauled about 6 perfumes from a warehouse sale, so excited! Bvlgari omnia amytheste, Burberry brit sheer, Gucci flora & envy me, D&G rose the one, and Chloe. I’m set for life, haha.

    • Not minutes, usually! There are a few where the seams break apart fairly quickly, but for the most part, they hang around for awhile. He likes to play with them, but he doesn’t aim to tear them apart. I know some dogs methodically work to destroy them.

  35. Stacey

    Mellan communicates thru his eyes….”Hey, this is mine. Dont touch.” You can almost see his soul thru his eyes.

  36. Avatar of Lacey Lacey J.

    Lorac Pro Palette for my sister and one for myself. I think I’m covered for shadows for a long time now. Most of my collection is eyeshadows. Lol.

    Weekend Plans: Work and a memorial dinner for my aunt.

    Favorite Winter Accessory: Winter hats and caps. Love any kind of hat really.

  37. Avatar of Alicia Alicia

    Haul: other than cyber monday…I got Naked Basics and UD mystery travel bag. It is being shipped with a deluxe sample of a new product. So I am curious what the new product will be.
    Weekend plans: Movies
    Favorite winter accessory?: Boots. I have Ralph Lauren boots from last year, but I want something new.

  38. Avatar of Alex Alex

    Such a cute pic! My dog has the same toy; she loves it too, but she’s had it for about a year now and she finally ripped open the top and the stuffing came out. I have to remember where I bought it, haha…

    • A year is a pretty long time for most dogs! I grabbed the first one from Petsmart in-store, but I bought this particular one online at Amazon.

      • Miss J

        Petsmart, eh? I might have to see if I can find on of these as a Christmas present for my fur baby. My dog’s favorite toy is this giant stuffed dog; it’s the only one he hasn’t lost or shredded.

  39. Emme

    Haul: I finally got around to purchasing a few items from the Dior holiday collection! I’ve been lusting over them ever since I saw the preview! I got the Diorific lipstick in Diva, the nail polish in Diva and the Diorshow liner in Gold. I also picked up Zen Rose, Dare You, Unlimited and a bottle of brush cleanser from MAC. I’ve heard good things about the brush cleanser, I hope it lives up to the hype!

    Weekend plans: Studying and relaxing!

    Favorite winter accessory: Definitely scarves! I love their versatility and they can really jazz up an outfit.

  40. Avatar of Iris Iris

    Haul: I only got a new daycream, because I was almost out of it. I’m on a tight budget till I find a new job, so it’s just drooling on this site for now lol.
    Weekend plans: Studying, unfortunetly (exams in two weeks), super boring subjects, hopefully I can get it in my head.
    Fav winter accessory: Scarves, gloves, hats and everything else to keep me warm! I hate the cold haha.

  41. Jaz

    Haul : 2 makeup brushes on clearance
    Plans : just chilling then church /work tomorrow
    favorite winter accessory : scarves and tights

  42. Nicoco Chanel

    Haul – xmas gifts too! And i picked up a new make up bag and the soap and glory glossed for words kit for me. Nearly bought too faced’s shadow bon bons but I changed my mind – it will probably be picked up during post xmas sales!

    Plans – it was the 4 year anniversary for me and the bf, so we just got back from an overnight trip. Tomorrow will be relaxing and recovering from all the walking. And spending way too much time with my new camera.

    Favourite inter accessory – EARMUFFS. Mostly because of practical things – being from a cold, northern city, I can handle cold – but if my ears get cold… Brrr, yikes! But earnuffs are really cute too.

    • Earmuffs!! A part of me is jealous you live where it’s cold enough to wear them. Then the other part of me hates being cold, period!

      • If you ever have to come to the UK around this time of year, you will have *plenty* of reasons to wear them. Horrid wet, windy winters are our specialty.

        I love being cold. I am terrible in any form of heat. At least with the cold I can just wrap myself in a lot of wool.

  43. Monnie

    Oh, Mellan is soo cute, may I save this photo of Mellan and set it as my desktop’s background? ^^
    Haul: Essie nail color in turquoise & caios, Essie holiday kit, some handmade jewelry stuffs from Etsy
    Weekend plan: enjoy everyday, working and shopping
    Favourite winter accessory : scarves

  44. Avatar of Azaza Azaza

    Awwwwwww Mellan looks utterly adorable

  45. Hadiya

    My dog has the same toy. He loves it. We named it hedhog :)

  46. omg! I know a shih tzu that has the same hedgehog toy (smaller version, I think, lol) He loves it and guards it like it’s his baby/prisoner
    Haul: hm….nothing notable…
    Weekend plans: Monkeeeeeeeeeeees! (I went to see the Monkees at the Beacon in NYC. It was great!)
    Favorite winter accessory?: I have to say gloves bc I turn to them more than coats for warmth. I have a strange aversion to coats, lol.