Friday, January 25th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I bought some nail strengthening products for my Dad!
  • Weekend plans:  Going through my backlog and seeing what (if any) progress I can make there!
  • What are your favorite shoes at the moment?:  It’s cold, wet, and rainy, so I LOVE my cozy slippers!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


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110 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #168

  1. Avatar of Icequeen Icequeen81

    hehe he looks so annoyed

  2. Avatar of Icequeen Icequeen81

    Pi my dog did give me a Friday work out, When I come home he was outside our backyard he was on the street, then I had to chase him, Then he saw another Dog and he decide to chase the Dog that was in his own house. Good when He saw I wasn’t very happy he decide to run back to our backyard. Then the Dog from the other House decided to chase my dog in our backyard my Dog wanted to chase him back, then I had something nah nah I’m gonna carry you in my arms , Pi is 20 kilo and is almost even large as Mellan.

    • Oh my goodness! I’m glad you were able to get your dog back in your yard! :)

    • Terri

      The few times my dog gets out of the back yard, I just go get into the car, drive out open the door and call him.

      She thinks we’re going to the dog park so she comes running I drive around the block a few times and then we go home.

      jugs of treats work well too.

      Haul: Chanel Perfection Lumier Foundation & TF lippie in spanish pink.

  3. Aww I love Mellan’s puppy eyes!!! It’s so sweet of you to buy nail-strengthening products for your dad, and it’s even cooler that he’d go with the idea (I don’t think mine would ever even look at any haha)!

    Haul: Just bought Hourglass Suede and some Paperself lashes! I know it’s probably unreasonable to own another neutral duo, but I keep remembering you saying that’s really all you need and that makes it too tempting!

    Weekend plans: Blogging and cleaning a little! Still hesitating about hosting a CNY celebration in my house (in 2 weeks), but I should really start planning and get my act together!

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment? My boots! Since there is still quite some snow/ice, I stick to my flat pair.

    • Well, let’s put it this way – he came to me because he had no choice, LOL! They were really, really bad (peeling, cracking, splitting, and thin).

      Suede is a nice duo! :)

  4. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Ha! I love Mellan’s bowties.

    Haul: I bought Armani lip maestro in #501 and Guerlain Rouge Automatique in #100. Both are being delivered today! I’ve been on a total lipstick kick lately.

    Weekend plans: Catch up on laundry.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: My Merrell shoes-they keep my feet dry and warm.

  5. Avatar of Mirian Vermeulen mirian

    Haul: I don’t think anything! This must be a first. My best friend and I are planning for IMATS so we have to save ;)

    Weekend Plans: Make some time to see my mom!

    Favorite shoes at the moment: I’m with you on the slippers. I’m sick and it’s freezing on the east coast!

  6. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Haul: Nothing, AGAIN! Still on a no-buy.

    Weekend plans: Some friends are coming to visit so we’ll see where to mood takes us :)

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: I haven’t worn anything other than my Dr Martens Triumph boots in weeks.

  7. Mellan and that bow, so handsome :-D

    Haul: Let’s see… I only got some La Roche Posay skin care this week.

    Weekend plans: Stay in and watch The Voice tonight, go out with an ex-coworker tomorrow night, and a lazy Sunday on Sunday.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: My superhigh gray boots with wool trim :-)

  8. Nicoco Chanel

    Haul – just make up wipes. I’m trying to convince my boyfriend that i need something from mac’s year of the snake collection and he should buy me something because the engraving is pretty and i’m a snake, dammit. :(
    Plans – nothing in particular! The weather is supposed to be awful. I might work on coding and take photos, idk.
    Favourite shoes – oh, people are going to glare at me but: my purple mini uggs. They’re perfect for this weather at the moment. And the purple is really cute ok.

    • I have a pair of Ugg boots that I love – I don’t love the way they look but they are super comfy. But hey, I don’t (personally) think sneakers are all that pretty either, but they’re good shoes. The prettier a pair of shoes is to me, the higher chance they’re painfully not pretty, LOL!

      • Nicoco Chanel

        Haha, it’s so true. my prettiest pair at the moment are tripping-up magnets and pain magnets at the same time. :(

    • Avatar of KaseyCannuck KaseyCannuck

      I just love some of the colors that Uggs come in, particularly the purple, and dark and light blue. They are just adorable :)

  9. Kate

    I’m on a no-buy, and it’s going great – I hit pan on a concealer this morning! My goal is to finish 5 products before purchasing another.

    No real plans this weekend, and my favorite shoes right now are these blue suede flats I bought at Target in September. So cute!

  10. Yellowlantern

    Haul: I’m in lust with the promo images for Orly’s spring collection Hope and Freedom, it’s got exactly the kind of colors I want to wear this spring.

    But it’s not out yet so I tried to dupe a couple of the colors based on how they look in the bottle (can’t wait for real swatches so I can see if I actually came close!). Grabbed Essie Navigate Her for Coachella Dweller. And China Glaze Lemon Fizz for Melodious Utopia. Those two are my current must haves and I’m going to wait for real swatches to decide on Peaceful Opposition , Elation Generation, and Boho Bonnet.

    Of course I couldn’t stop with just picking those two up so I also got: China Glaze Immortal, Essie Mojito Madness, Loreal Royalty Reinvented, Milani Mint Candy, Orly Ancient Jade, Luck Duck, Nite Owl, and Preamp.

    Weekend Plans: Don’t know!

    Favorite Shoes: My retired running shoes (they’re grey and hot pink). There’s salt all over the ground right now and these are the only ones I don’t care about should they get stained.

  11. Avatar of Kristina Kristina

    Haul: Amore Pacific skincare and Burberry eyeshadows.

    Weekendplans: Depot all my old MAC eyeshadows. They are almost 20 years old, barely used and I have enough to fill a few palettes. It’s about time I did something with them huh?

    Fav Shoes:http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418049&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446536649&R=462221958001&P_name=Chloe&N=4294912239+306418049&bmUID=jNMiZSc

    In gray….. it is too cold to wear them right now but I prance around the house with them on waiting for warm weather or my next holiday. I am shoe addict!!

  12. Avatar of Anne Anne

    Haul- I finally received my Chanel Prelude quad (non-baked formula) a friend of mine bought for me in the US, wooo! I’ve been playing with it all week, it’s a great purchase. And *drumming noise* I’ve also ordered Chanel Harmonie du soir (which was supposed to be a Christmas gift, so my dad will give me money for this one!:) )! Much to my surprise, it was back on Marionnaud’s website (and I believe it still is, if anyone French is interested!). Now I really do hope it wasn’t a mistake on their part, and that I’ll receive it!

    Weekend plans- A lot of work, as always. But I’m also coming home for the weekend, so I’m looking forward to spending some time with my family.

    Favorite shoes at the moment- well, I basically only use one pair all year round, a pair of black chelsea boots, so I’d go with this one, although I have other pairs for special occasions I’m very fond of.

  13. Haul: Essence Cherry Blossom Girl (hade to get this with all the orange/peach/pink tones)

    Weekend plans: Sealing all the hole/gaps in the kitchenette cupboard.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?:

  14. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Haul: I bought all of the L’Oreal Colour Riche Trend Setter Collection. The colors are so awesome! Four days so far wearing Royally Reinvented and no chipping! I really am impressed, usually I chip my nails after a day.
    Weekend plans: Reading, reading and more reading for school. And some researching.
    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: My black ankle boots.

  15. Haul: I actually did a ton of shopping this week! I got my first Too Faced and Soap&Glory products, bought a few drugstore goodies
    Weekend plans: Probably just flopping around the house on Saturday, and Work on Sunday. D:
    What are your favorite shoes at the moment? Snow boots!

  16. Gladys L.

    Nail strengthening product for your dad? Can non-nail polish users use that kind of stuff? Too new to the nail polish world, not knowing that.

    Weekend plan:

    1. Lunar New Year is coming, have to look for haircut pictures : )

    2. try to accept and love my just replaced Tom Ford e/s palette, bad customer service happened to ruin all that joy.

    3. plan for my 2nd shopping list for Hakuhoto brushes, my brother’s Japan trip is coming.

  17. Avatar of Alicia Alicia

    Haul: One of the OZ palettes. I am also trying to buy a new purse, because coffee leaked out of my mug on wed.

    Weekend plans: Working from home and have to organize all my paperwork.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: I have ralph lauren boots. They are furry inside so they keep my feet nice and warm and out of the snow! I live up near Cleveland Ohio so its just miserable today and the rest of the weekend

  18. Melissa

    Haul: Julep Nail Polish Remover, Julep Crystal Nail File, Sephora Collection Nail Patch Art: Cute Dots, Jack Black Hand Cream, Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Pads, Tarte Maracuja Oil, Deluxe Sample L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, Deluxe Sample Shiseido Cleansing Foam.

    Weekend Plans: Same ole same ole.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment? My Columbia lined winter boots. Though I really fancy me a pair of patent red Danske clogs. Shiny happiness on my feet.

  19. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: 2 products from Vasanti (a totally amazing Canadian company) – a monoi oil for a friend and their Brighten Up exfoliator for myself. I also picked up a few things from Bath and Body Works, including a shower gel with “Aruba” in the name for the same friend, who just got back from a trip to the tropic (and it wasn’t til I got home that I recalled it was Granada, not Aruba! Still, the stuff smells nice).

    Weekend plans: Taking same friend to the fabric centre in my city to buy her her “real” birthday present (friend is coming to stay today til Sunday), brunching, yoga, birthday dinner and – best of all – my daughter’s wedding dress has arrived and she has a “try on” on Saturday!

    Favourite shoes: gotta be my Bog high-handle boots. For work, a new pair of black loafers I got with sort of “wing tip” detailing.

  20. Avatar of KaseyCannuck KaseyCannuck

    I’m (supposedly) on a no-buy, but, well…I just ordered 3 Paint Pots in Lets Skate, Vintage Selection, and Let Me Pop. I have Groundwork, Indianwood and Painterly and I’m happy with them. Hopefully these are the same quality, if not better.
    I received a Missha BB cream and Peach Sake Skin Food finishing powder. The powder is excellent and silky, and the coverage of the BB cream is unbelievable. My only issue is the color is a bit ashen for my skin tone, but I find mixing a bit of tinted moisturizer (aka North American BB cream) yellows it up nicely. It also keeps my forehead oil down to a minimum…I’m absolutely floored about that!!
    I also tried a couple of the new “long wearing” eye shadow creams from Avon. They’re not. So now I have some pale shimmery cream highlighters that can’t go on anything that has a crease!!

    I have no weekend plans!!

    My favorite shoes are my Bearpaw Boots. They’re the same as Uggs at a fraction of the price. For the longest time I would NOT buy anything that made my already-huge feet look any bigger, but I got to the point where I just don’t care any more!! They’re so cozy I almost cry when I have to take them off. We’re a week into a deep freeze here, and I’m so glad I have these!!

    • LOL! That is how I feel about my Uggs. I don’t particularly think they’re super cute myself (some of them are cuter than others!), but THEY ARE TOO COZY AND COMFY.

  21. Haul: a back-up of Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 08 and Wet n Wild Spoiled nail polish in Jewelry Heist.

    Weekend plans: cleaning out my old binder notebook and getting ready for school on Monday. Yay for a new semester!

    Favorite shoes at the moment?: I really love wearing socks around the house, lol. I have to repurchase these, but I also love Nike Musique IV sneakers. I suffer from knee and foot pain, and these make it possible for me to walk comfortably.

  22. Kristabelle

    Haul: Rimmel Scandaleyes black liner, 3 replacement Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid liners (seriously the best and soo hard to find!), replacement Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara. Today I’m going to Ulta to pick up some new foundations (probably Revlon Nearly Naked and Colorstay) and Sephora for a new highlighter (might try the Dior Amber Lights)

    Weekend plans: Today I’m relaxing and trying to get over my awful cold, then I work tonight. Tomorrow I go pick up my car (it’s being fixed) and maybe go to the movies. Sunday I work.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: My wedge boots (even though they make me a giant) http://img1.targetimg1.com/wcsstore/TargetSAS//img/p/14/09/14092094_120820143000_265x265_pad.jpg

  23. Avatar of Jade Jade

    I think I actually didn’t buy anything this week! Not intentional but good!

    I’m working on Saturday :( which sucks as it’s Australia Day! I miss the massive fireworks display. I’m off Sunday and Monday though, planning to go out to dinner in Chinatown.

    Ummm, you’ll hate me, but my flip flops/jandals/thongs. It’s HOT here lol. What are they called in the states?

  24. Lils

    OMG…Mellan is so cute in this picture!!

  25. Avatar of Ashlee Sara

    I keep meaning to say this but forget to, anyway: big love for your dog! He’s adorable.

  26. Haul:OCC loose colour concentrate in Overlook (this was on back order forever!), creme colour cencentrates in Miriam, Terra Firma and Cthuhlu, A second Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush, because I love the first one I got so much that I need a backup. Hourglass Retractable Kabuki Brush. Juice Beauty CC cream, Paw palettes (from Beautylish). Sugarpill Sweetheart palette, Billy B Lash/Brow groomer, brush roll and eyelash curler, brush cleaner, some synthetic brushes from Crown (on haute look). The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude-I am obsessed with their eyeshadows now. I found out they are cruelty free (heard directly from the company), and tried their shadows. Blown away- best eyeshadows I ever tried. They are even better than Urban Decay because while they are just as smooth, creamy and pigmented, they don’t have the same fallout with their glitter shades. I looked back at old posts on Temptalia and realized you gave their zebra palette an A+! How did I not know about these for so long? I’m truly blown away by their shadows!
    Weekend Plans: Blog, clean my brushes, visit my dad for his birthday
    Shoes: I dont know that I have a favorite pair. Believe it or not, I’m not really a shoe person.

  27. Haul: Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream and L’Occitane Rose 4 Reines Hand Cream (hands were getting dry and cracked; I layer them, Yu-Be for the moisturizer and L’Occitane for the scent!)

    Weekend plans: Research for my thesis, cleaning my apartment, laundry and filing taxes! So exciting.

    Favorite shoes right now: My LL Bean Wicked Good moccasins.

  28. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    Haul: Burberry blushes in Coral and Hydrangea Pink (the new ones), lip glow in Mallow and Sweet Pea (two of the new ones), Burberry velvet foundation. Also Ole Henriksen grease relief toner and Tarte BB Tinted 12-hour primer (whatever the name is). I kinda went overboard on Burberry – BUT I had returned some things so I didn’t spend much more than the credit on my card.

    Weekend plans: House hunting on Sunday after work! The one we really loved is now pending, so we have to find a new house we love. Sigh.

    Fave shoes: My Uggs. I live in them. I have the classic short boot, and I adore them to pieces. I actually thought about getting a new pair instead of buying the Burberry products, but Burberry won out :)

  29. Avatar of Precious Precious

    Haul: Bobbi Brown Blush in Nude Peach, High Shimmer Lipgloss in Canary, Metallic Eyeshadow in Burnt Sugar; Guerlain Rouge G L’Extraits in Gourmandise, Luxure and Paresse, Rouge Automatiques in Guet-Apens and Liu, and a back-up of Turandot Eyeshadow Palette; MAC Lipsticks in Apres Chic and Haute Altitude, Powerpoint Pencil in Bountiful Brown and Pro Longwear Eyeshadow in Sweet Satisfaction

    Weekend plans: Grocery shopping, school work, Chinese New Year preparations

    Favorite shoes: I love wedges, and since the country I live in has only two seasons, I get to wear them all year round. :)

    • I love your haul! Lots of fantastic picks there :)

      • Avatar of Precious Precious

        Thanks! I wasn’t able to control my Guerlain addiction, and after reading your reviews multiple times, I went crazy and splurged. Haha! By the way, do you think Les Fauves is worth getting as well?

        Mellan looks a bit annoyed, still adorable nonetheless! :)

  30. Kitty Kerosene

    Haul: UD Melt Down Makeup Remover, a truly non-greasy favorite; Caudalie Divine Oil To Go, this winter-y weather demands more protection for the tresses (and skin), this does a great job and doubles as a lovely scent for those post-work-no-time-to-go-home freshening up needs, gotta love two-in-one products in purse-friendly sizes; Shiseido Facial Cotton for my crazy-sensitive eyes, still on the fence re: this one, more trial needed but not quite blown away; Kat Von D LE Holiday 2012 True Romance palette in Starstruck, purchased on sale, love love love, despite minor fallout issues with two of the shades, the red shade is especially gorgeous, would love this even if had bought at full price; & Kat Von D Shade Shifter shadow single in On The Road, fantastic formulation and gorgeous truly duochrome colour, even the included applicator is good quality, which never happens! Awesome haul week, very pleased.

    Weekend plans: Robbie Burns Day dinner tonight, although I chickened out and am going with vegetarian haggis instead of the real deal, but a dram of excellent Scotch included in the prix fixe pricing & today’s mani is blue in honor of the Scottish flag, so I ‘ll just drown my culinary shame in style; tomorrow organize the hall closet, a.k.a the ever-more-cramped repository of makeup and nail polish, it’s getting close to critical mass; & meet my friends’ new baby boy on Sunday!

    Fave shoes of the moment: Timberland Earthkeepers Granby Tall Boots. Warm even in Canadian winter temperatures, comfy, inside zip for quick on/off, and laces to adjust sizing perfectly. They even have a bit of arch support. Fantastic winter boots are the bomb!

  31. Nicole

    Haul: I planned to by 2 Maiah Carey OPI nail polishes, but they were not available online.
    Weekend plans: Some organisation, watching TV, reading and enjoy a relaxed weekend after a crazy workintensive week.
    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: I love my black Uggs. They are so cosy, but I hate to wear them in the snow and rain.

  32. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    Haul: one maybelline lip stain, one maybelline vivid lipstick (love it) and a real techniques blush brush

    Weekend plans: homework :(

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: my uggs lol

  33. Carla

    I love reading these posts so much, thank you!

    Can you recommend some nail products? I’ve switched positions at my job and within two days have busted/split every nail on both hands. Painful and not pretty :(

    Haul: I’m a sale junkie just starting a makeup collection… I chose UD this week, picked up a couple Honey eyeshadows since I fell in love with the color.. a 24/7 lipliner, the smoked pencil collection and grindhouse sharpener.
    Weekend plans: Staying in, the ice storm has made going out impossible, so spending time with the kiddos and getting caught up on housework.
    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: Sketchers goWalk.. not pretty by any means but super comfy for my job that requires a lot of moving.

    • Honestly, I don’t have any personal-experience-based recs! I bought NailTek Foundation II and a Barielle nail strengthener for my dad in homes that one of those will work!

  34. Avatar of Amanda amanda

    Haul: Two Mac lipsticks in Creme Cup and Mocha. Planning on ordering the new Glinda palette this weekend, as well as an eyeshadow single in Mildew.

    Weekend plans: Editing photos, possibly shooting more photos, and trying to find time to relax

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment?: My Steve Madden Troopa boots. So comfortable. Though they could stand to be cleaned and polished haha

  35. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Haul: Big one this week. L’Oreal Colour Riche lipgloss in Soft Nude, Chameleon nail polish in Waltz, Cyclone, and Mist, L’Oreal Blinged and Blanged eyeshadow (a very lucky find!), L’Oreal Khaki eyeshadow duo, L’Oreal nail polish in Not a Cloud in Sight, Caught Red Handed, and Sparkilicious, Kate Moss for Rimmel #15, Revlon nail polish in Mistletoe and Extravagant, MAC 168 contouring brush. I plan on using up the rest of my Sephora cards tomorrow at the mall, but after this it’s a three month buying hiatus. Yay for self-discipline! :)

    Weekend Plans: Practice contouring, do some spring cleaning, get some writing done.

    What are your favorite shoes right now? White Mountain lace up boots. Great for stomping around in the snow while still looking more polished than weathered.

  36. Haul: actually, none! I’ve been pretty busy though and still have a large amount of products waiting for review so no time for shopping!

    Weekend plans: I REALLY hope to pick up the Burberry Plum Pink or Mocha eyeshadow palette and new Coral Pink blush this weekend! Oh, and Giorgio Armani’s Maestro foundation, finally! :D

    Favorite shoes of the moment? My Jack Purcell leather converses. They’re ALL I’ve been wearing (which is no big feat considering I only own like 3 pairs of shoes :P makeup is my thing, not shoes obviously. haha)

  37. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Haul: I don’t think I bought anything beauty related this week!

    Weekend plans: I received a huge package today with old hauls, so lots of clothes, makeup and jewelry that need to be organized and put away.

    What are your favorite shoes at the moment? I can’t decide between my brown ankle boots http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91feSZU7dyL._SL1500_.jpg and my black knee-high boots http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71CwMPu5TuL._SL1500_.jpg They are both so warm and comfy!

  38. Avatar of Sam Sam

    Haul: Thursday was my 16th birthday, so I did haul quite a bit. ;) The new UD Theodora Palette, UD Smoked Palette, UD Deluxe Palette (it was half priced… my mom couldnt resist), a few Color Tattoos, a few Infallible Shadows, loads of different mascaras and eyeliners, and I’ll be putting in an order for mac on monday! My best friend bought me some JC Litas, and my cousin bought me a Lush stock pile! Very exciting :)

    Weekend Plans: To play around with my new stuff as much as I can without irritating my eyes. Lol and, hopefully, kickstart my own blog eventually. I’ve put it off for far too long.

    Favorite Shoes at the moment?: just my cherry red converse. They go with everything in my wardrobe. Well, my clothes are all basically black, so a pop of color is nice. xD I’m a total sneakers kind of girl. Not very often will you catch me in heels. But now I’ll be rocking my Litas when the occasion calls. :)

  39. Avatar of BooBooNinja BooBooNinja

    I got a BNIB MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzer from a blog sale and the new LE Essence Blush in Asian Sensation (Cherry Blossom Girl Collection). I’m on a MU ban, but NoB was on my exceptions list as I’d been hoping it would pop up on a blog sale. It did, and for less than retail!

    The Essence blush was a total MU ban violation. I had great reasons for caving. Wanna know ‘em? :) tee hee. I came up with these: i) the blush name, “Asian Sensation”, cracks me up (I’m Asian); ii) it was a duo (peach blush + non-glittery highlighter) & I have a weakness for peach blush; iii) the cherry blossom engraving was pretty; iv) it was larger than their regular blushes (great value!); and v) the dang thing was only $2.99+tax (practically unheard of in Canada!).

    What would you’ve done if you were in my shoes?

    • Avatar of BooBooNinja BooBooNinja

      ps This is my first contribution to your “Free For Haul Friday” posts. Wheee!

    • I can’t believe you’ve never done FFHF! Well, happy first FFHF? ;D

      I doubt I would have resisted ;)

      • Avatar of BooBooNinja BooooNinja

        Aww, thanks, Christine!
        I’m not much of a “hauler”. I’m still looking for HG staples and try to be discriminating with my purchases. I also don’t like having a lot of stuff around. I like seeing big collections but it isn’t something I envision for myself. (I don’t wear enough makeup to justify it.)

        Also, I haven’t been inspired by the spring collections. I prefer jewel tones and rich colours over pastels and other traditionally “spring” palettes. I’ve been happily distracted by our new rescue kitty, Nikita, the sweetest lil’ Ninja kitty ever. I don’t know if she counts as “haul” material. If so, she’s the best haul I’ve ever had!