Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Deborah Lippmann Careless Whisper
  • Weekend plans:  We’re going to keep low-key and hang out at home, and I think we might take some time watch a movie :)
  • Favorite way to add a pop of color?:  Scarf, earrings, or a bold lip!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Mellan… observing his kingdom!

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91 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #172

  1. Anne

    Haul- okay, don’t hate me for that, but… *drumming noise* Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Dragon! I found it on Marionnaud’s website (it’s a French retailer) and I think I got the last one. Apparently they’re going through their stock, there’s a bunch of discontinued or LE products available again (including some other Rouge Allure Laques). Best thing is, I got 20% off thanks to a code available on the internet. I hope it’s okay to write this (but if I’m breaking any rule, maybe you can edit my message Christine?). I figured other people might me interested.

    Week-end plans- workkk. I have a whole week of exams ahead (actually, it starts tomorrow)

    Favourite way to add a pop of colour- nailpolish!

  2. Haul: Some drugstore items – Sinful Colors nail polish, some NYX from Ulta.

    Weekend plans: Not much – we had plans that we had to cancel because we forgot about the Academy Awards (we live a couple miles away), that part of Hollywood is going to be a total nightmare all weekend. Avoid avoid avoid!

    Pop of color: Lipstick or sometimes a bright eyeliner, but I’m also very happy with neutrals.

    • I can only imagine the nightmare it will be! My butt will be here promptly at 2PM for it!

      • When I first moved to LA, I thought driving by a premiere with the red carpet all rolled out was SO COOL. I even waited by a couple of them and saw several stars.

        Now, whenever I drive by a premiere I’m all, ugh they closed half the street SO ANNOYING why are there people blocking the sidewalk SO ANNOYING more traffic SO ANNOYING.

        guess that means I’m truly a los angeleno :)

  3. A Mar

    Haul: Second week in a row of nail polish. Ordered the Zoya Imperial Russia Trio, snagged Carmen, Sweet and Ali with their Valentine’s Day code. And then set up my order for my Julep Maven box. All together, 10 nail polishes and Julep’s Rock Star cream. With that, I really need to invest in a storage system for sorting my nail polish. Right now, they all just sit in boxes.

    Weekend plans: Visiting my father at some point. Otherwise, nice and quiet!

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Nail polish and/or lipstick.

  4. Icequeen81

    so cute

  5. This week I had a MAC haul where I got the new double sided palette, one insert, some blushes that I hit pan on (Peaches, Well Dressed) and I purchased Harmony for contouring. I am loving the new double sided palette!

  6. Haul: Sally Hansen Snow Globe, back up Essie Shine of the Times (someone may need to intervene. I might have to get 20 back ups of this!), Urban Decay Haight eyeshadow.

    Weekend plans: Catching up on reading for school.

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: A bright eyeliner on the upper lashline, colored mascara or earrings.

  7. Cammie

    Awwww! He’s a handsome boy and a stylish. LOL!

  8. Tuva

    Haul: Wasn’t going to buy anything this week, but splurged on UB Ammo palette and also bought sin individually, as I use it almost every day.
    Weekend plans: Dog obedience course on saturday, watching world championships in winter sports on sunday. :)
    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: I can’t wear any jewelry (allergic to all metals), but scarfs or colourful eyeshadow is my way to go. :) In the winter I also try to use colourful mittens and hats.

    • What’s your favorite way to use Sin?

      • Tuva

        Hmmm, it’s so versatile that I’ve used it in many ways, but if I’ve got little time, it’s great as an all over wash of colour.

        My “regular” look is sin on the lid, naked up towards the brow bone, buck in the crease and virgin as a highlighter. :) That creates a nice, but natural look and I’ve got so many compliments wearing it. I looooove my naked palette!

  9. Elle Jaye

    Haul: This awesome cheapie nail polish: Rimmel Blue My Mind-the color and quality literally blew my mind! Love it. Two Makeup Geek Eyeshadows-Cocoa Bear and Envy (super excited) and two Wet N Wild matte lippies: Cherry Picking (GORGEOUS) and Sandstorm (a great nude).

    Weekend plans: Grocery shopping, house duties, and play around on my new Kindle Fire HD

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: I would have to agree with you accessories and lipstick make the outfit. Oh I also like a colorful liner on my waterline.

  10. Mirian

    Haul: eee! Giorgio armani rouge d’armani in 503 and a lip maestro in 504 :)

    Weekend plans: I have a feeling my friends are going to blow me off so I’m going to watch anna karenina by myself while my boyfriend is at work!

    Favorite way to add a pop of color: Definitely lipstick or FLATS. I have several different colors of flats. I’m wearing hot pink today :)

  11. abigailod

    Cute! Isn’t it amazing… They Never get tired of inspecting the house! =D

  12. Haul:
    * Sephora Storylook Eyeshadow Book for Jasmine – Cinderella’s palette blew me away but it’s about that time to switch to warmer hues.
    * Sephora Disney Collection Jasmine Compact – I think it’s a collecting/hoarding thing. The Cinderella one is so pretty when it sits on my work desk. I’ll probably use the Jasmine one for travel.
    * Sephora Disney Collection Jasmine Nail Polish Set – An impulse buy. Then again the Cinderella nail polish set was also an impulse buy, and I love using the set.
    * Sephora Disney Collection Jasmine perfume (rollerball) – It’s weird that a scent for Jasmine doesn’t have jasmine anywhere near it. Oh well, here’s hoping this perfume doesn’t smell like little girl perfume.

    Weekend plans:
    * One of the cousins is having a surprise party and doesn’t even know it! Love being in on the surprise fun.
    * My husband just discovered he likes American Apparel T-shirts. (I told him his favorite screenprint tees were AA 50/50 shirts.) Hitting up the local AA store so he can stock up on more. Maybe I’ll snag some stuff too ;D
    * Bought new bedsheets. This means heading to the big laundromat and getting pillows, large sheets, blankets, and everything cleaned.

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?:
    * Eyeliner – Still noticeable but not crazy nightclub eyeshadow during the day.
    * Nail polish – I don’t wear much jewelry but I rock crazy colored nail polish. Brights like yellow or coral work really well with short nails.
    * Shoes – I made a point to have bright colored flats.

    * Eyeshadow – I change lipstick colors a lot, like every time I eat or change my drink. I eventually settle for plain lip balm at some point. My eyeshadow doesn’t get to have a wardrobe change.
    * Earrings – The ‘cray-cray ear rang’ are in full effect.
    * Necklace or scarf – If my earrings are little studs for my night out, the thing hanging around my neck is likely bright and very loud.
    * Clutch or bag – If you gotta carry a little purse to hold your essentials you might as well have fun with it.

    • I agree that it’s odd that the perfume has no jasmine in it!

      Every time I see bright colored bags, I want. Then I have to remind myself that I don’t need them!

  13. Haul: Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Vol 1. the Cinderella one in the mail.

    Weekend plans: Spending time at Con-G.

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Makeup for sure. 😉

  14. Lacey J.

    Haul: Rachael K CC Cream. I guess I took not have a bb cream in my collection to heart, and caved, although, it’s not technically a BB Cream LOL.

    I love it unfortunately it does not work with my Bare Escentuals Ready Mineral Powder the way I want. I’ve tried a ton of different applications and I feel like the Ready Powder is a big fail. The Rachael K CC Cream does help the application but it still ends up looking like major powder of my face no matter how much I blend or how little I use. I’m not even sure I can successfully use it as a light setting powder.

    So. I may cave again and end up buying a Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Would love to hear anyones thoughts on Mac Mineralize Skinfinish, especially those with combination skin! I’m gearing up for a Spring face makeup routine!

    Weekend Plans: I may have a date… weather permitting, otherwise I’m double shifting. Fun Stuff! If I do end up having that date I might just end up like a zombie, but I’ve got my date makeup figured out just in case!

    Would love to hear anyones favorite date makeup as well.

    Favorite way to add a pop of color: I love using an eyeshadow over black eyeliner as a colored liner. My favorite is really vibrant blues like Inglot #428 (a really shimmery gorgeous blue.)

  15. Precious

    Mellan’s so adorable! 😀

    Haul: Guerlain Rouge Automatiques in Chamade, Champs Elysees, L’Heure Bleue, Nahema, and Rouge G in Gigolo; MAC Mineralize Blush in Amber Glow and Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage; NARS Powder Blush in Seduction

    Weekend plans: Going out of town with hubby.

    Favorite way to add a pop of color: Sporting a bold/bright lip, bag or footwear.

  16. Nadia

    <3 Mellan

    Haul: Mac Lighscapade MSF (found it in store) and Mac matte bronze. I want to get a new powder this w-e. Christine, which powder do you think works best on dry skin the new nars powders or the hourglass one?

    Weekend plans: I'm going to a comedy show tonight :)

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Earrings! Or rings!

  17. My last haul was during the Urban Decay F&F sale. I just got the box in the mail! So excited!
    I got the Naked 2 palette (I know- I must be the last person to get this), the Naked Flushed and Basics palette, and a set of their awesome eyeliners. Yay!

  18. ms

    lorac pro palette. friend visiting from CA paid for it! 😛 i like the colors but i think i’ll get very little use out of the lighter colors and this palette has a lot of those. my skintone is nc42.

    pop of color: bright lipstick, bright lipstick, bright lipstick. those are the only kind of lipsticks i buy anymore.

  19. My heart melt every time I see Mellan wearing that bow… :-)

    Haul: A whole lot mineral and cream-based e.l.f. goodies!

    Weekend plans: Not too much I think/hope. Just chilling with the boyfriend :-)

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Vibrant lip stick!

  20. GUSnail

    Awww, look at Mellan-love it!

    Haul: MAC Give me Sun Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, MAC Snow Shadow Eyeliner. I’m not sure if I’m loving them. I also got a couple of eyeshadows from MUFE

    Weekend plans: spending some time with my Mom

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Bold lip, or a colored cat eye.

  21. Nicole

    Haul: Nothing
    Weekend plans: I’m still hunting after a summer dress, which is not out in the stores, but I like to have that. On Sunday meeting friends for lunch. Tonight I’ll have a cosy evening with pizza and tv on my sofa.
    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Shoes, shirt, scarf, nail polish or lipstick.

  22. Mariella

    Haul: nothing this week. I wanted to get out to get the new Nars setting powder(s) but haven’t had a change

    Weekend plans: put off last weekend’s plan to check out one particular store before ordering the dress for my daughter’s wedding so I’ll be doing that this week plus going to yoga and weight training classes (that’s my husband’s and my big “weekend date routine”

    Favourite way to add a pop of colour: definitely scarves! I don’t think I’ve ever thrown out a scarf – I’ve got some Liberty of London and Balmain scarves that are close to 40 years old and as lovely as when I bought them.

  23. teresa

    Haul: Sephora Fragrance Sampler
    Weekend plans: Going on a night out with girlfriends on a Saturday night :) Doing social media gig to cover The Oscars on Sunday <3
    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: Bold red lipcolor, multicolored nailpolish :)

    Mellan and our kiddog Bernie should be friends! He says hi!

  24. Sabriel

    Haul: I didn’t buy anything, but my UD order came in the mail this week. The funny thing is I was most excited for Mariposa, and I added Ammo on a whim. I am totally in LOVE with Ammo and have barely touched Mariposa.

    Regarding the Ammo palette, I had the least interest in Grifter, which looked too pastel for my style. So of course, Grifter is amazing. If it weren’t so glittery it would be HG material.

    Plans: I have a wedding that I will be attending in May, and it’s time to start shopping for that trip. That’ll be fun. :)

    Pop of color: A scarf, definitely! I love scarves. I also like the look of bright shoes and purses, but I don’t really own any.

  25. I’m on a no buy..kinda, but I slipped and bought one thing. I went to Ulta to cash in on my Ulta points (I got Benefit’s Laugh With Me Lee Lee with my points), and I bought a NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches&Cream. No regrets.

  26. Alley Cat

    Haul: Mac Rebel, finally! It sticks to my lips so well — better than all my other Mac lipsticks — and leaves a super pretty stain. <3 Next up is Viva Glam 1! *_*

    Weekend plans: I'm watching Pulp Fiction with my dad. We've been going through Tarantino's movies lately. Also, might go to the mall to buy gold hoop earrings. I've been wearing silver forever, then I tried gold ones and realized how much they fit me better. (I have yellow undertone, so I've always known gold would look better on me, but I've always felt like gold jewelry doesn't fit my significantly rugged fashion sense. )

    Favorite way to add a pop of color? Bold lip, definitely!

  27. I snagged MAC Party Parrot – would you believe the Strength collection only JUST launched in Australia?? It doesn’t POP on me like Pink Pigeon does, but I do love it – I have so much love for MAC’s matte lipstick formula! I also bought MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish, and MAC Fix+. Loving both so far, especially Soft and Gentle!!

    My plans are to NOT WORK!! First weekend off in what feels like forever, even though it’s only been 3 weeks. We’re getting a new bed on Saturday 😀

    Fave pop of color – aqua eyeliner. It just pops on my skintone.

  28. Cat G

    Haul: Revlon Pink Truffle Colorburst Lip Butter, L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolor Compact in Garnet. BOTH ARE GREAT!
    Weekend plans: Grad school work.
    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: A bright colored fashion ring!

  29. KEG

    haul-a Lilly Pulitzer bag filled with Estee Lauder goodies, along with my purchase of 2 lip glosses-cherry fever and orchid passion.
    weekend plans-the weather is perfect right now….so probably boating ( I live in Sarasota, Fl )
    favorite pop of color-def-bright colorful lips-MAC So Chaud or Hourglass- Icon

  30. Veronica

    Free for Haul: Still on hiatus. Just picked up some “routine” things, like nail polish remover and whatnot. Not really sure if the hiatus is working, though, since all I do in the meantime is add more things to my ongoing list to buy. 😛

    Weekend Plans: My roommate and I are celebrating her friend’s birthday in the best way possible (beer). Then I have to spend the weekend rescanning my computer to make sure all of that nasty Scorecard Research malware that’s going around is gone and do the same for my roommate’s computer. 9_9

    (Digression: For those of you who have noticed something called b.scorecardresearch loading in your script bar or noticed your internet running very slow, download Ghostery ASAP and use the program to block everything but widgets. This stuff is nasty. Several people have reported their personal accounts hacked, including bank accounts, and it’s infected some highly trafficked sites like tumblr, Livejournal, Flickr, even Paypal. I tried everything from disabling third party cookies and exception blocks on my browser to using a ScriptSafe/NoScript program, but Ghostery is the only thing that worked to block it.)

    Best way to add a pop of color? Lipstick is my big one, but I love putting on a colorful belt or scarf, as well.

  31. Leticia

    Haul: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel! I got it a couple of days before seeing your review and I was very happy to see you gave it an A because I hadn´t tried it yet. I’m loving it, by the way!
    Weekend plans: Make time to relax after a hectic week at work!
    Favorite way to add a pop of color: Bright eyeliner in my lower lashline!

    Oh, Mellan….he´s such an adorable boy!!

  32. Laura

    Haul: Nothing, again! Not a lot’s really grabbing me at the moment and I’m still trying to save money.

    Weekend plans: A quiet one – I want to work on a couple of website projects and go to the gym.

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: I wear a lot of black so usually eyeshadow, lipstick or nail polish. Occasionally a bright pair of earrings. Red shoes can also be fun :)

  33. lodnonhermit

    Nothing major just some skin care to use with my Clarisonic. My plans this weekend are to get ready for work on Monday. Ways to add a pop of color I use nail polish and eyeshadow.

  34. blueraccoon

    Haul: A couple of the Hourglass Ambient powders (I cannot remember which ones and the bag is still sitting in my car /o\) and the brush, plus the concealer brush #5, Fresh lip balm in Petal (the new one) and the Jasmine mirror.

    Weekend plans: If we feel up to it we’re going to go furniture shopping tomorrow but our household is plague central at the moment so we don’t know how we’ll be doing tomorrow (I sound like a bullfrog, it’s really attractive…) and then Sunday I have to work.

    Color: Lipstick, shoes, nail polish, any and all of the above :)

  35. Haul: Nothing yet but I think I’ll be swooping in to snag the latest Aveda makeup collection for Spring. I’m intrigued by the face powder and the brighter-than-usual eyeshadows :)

    Weekend plans: Now that the website is done (in-between fixing bugs and optimizing) I’m planning on trying to film a video or two (I desperately need to clean my studio! BOO!) and we’re got a HUGE hole on one side of the living room where we’ll be putting in French doors… tomorrow :)

    Favorite way to add a pop of color?: My wardrobe is almost entirelly black. It has been since I was about 13 years old! LOL! I love black with a pop of chartreuse or fuchsia – in a scarf or tie if I’m formal, a t-shirt or shoes if I’m casual, or BRIGHT makeup if I’m feeling fun (I’m a sucker for a wild eye look with a nice, clean suit – I think it looks awesome!)

    • Normally, I wear color (well, usually colored top + jeans!), except when swatching 😉 Then it’s all black!

      Congrats on finishing the website, jack of all trades!

  36. fan

    Haul: burberry misty, tarte blissful, chanel rouge allure 114 preciuse and a back up of mu bare minerals matte foundation.

    Weekend plans: spending time with my hubby for some new movies and dinner date.

    Another way to add pop of color: eyeliners.. Eyeliners.. I have bunch of different colors on my stash.

  37. I can easily imagine how busy you must be with Mellan , blog and all the work :d you are my SUPERRRR Wonder women “C” 😀 😀 and I adore you for keeping us glued to temptalia 😀 😀

    HAUL : I ordered 3 lip products from GIORGIO Armani and thanks to your code but I am still not sure if the order is shipped as there is some issue with card payment which my frnd did , I will kill myself if it is cancelled :( :( :(

    with that I ordered MAC Salsa Rose Refill and MAC Apple Red Refill and gladly they are shipped so am rest assure I will get it ahhahah :d

    then from INDIA … I picked MALICE nail polish by CHANEL ( my firstttttt from CHANEL ) and am soooooooo damn excited 😀

  38. anddd Fav way to add a pop of color : as I am from JAIPUR , the pink city of India …. I have a good ( if not great ) selection of gem stone necklace and I wear them often to add a touch of color 😀

  39. Haul: Shu Uemura Unmask Palette in Pink from the Blossom Dream collection.

    Weekend Plans: Gotta go to school on Saturday!

    Favorite way to add a pop of color: Bright skinny jeans or bright blazer or bright lip as well!

  40. AudreyS

    I’m a sophomore in college and I recently started working in a research lab at school. With my first paycheck EVER, I got my eyebrows threaded (I’ve never even touched my brows before with waxing or tweezing), AND I bought a Chanel blush in Rose Petale to treat myself.