Friday, July 5th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Nothing… I think…  No, I bought Embryolisse’s Lait-Creme.
  • Weekend plans:  Stay out of the heat!  
  • Fiction or nonfiction books?:  Fiction!

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85 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #191

  1. Icequeen81

    soooooo sweet love that kind of pics, they are always in a happy, rub my belly mood when they look like that

  2. Abby

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Mellan is SUPER CUTE!!!!

  3. I love how Mellan is so clearly goofing it up for the camera! He looks so happy!

    Haul: A couple of Chanel items- Fiction Rouge Coco Shine and Azure nail polish.
    Weekend plans: Editing a manuscript I’m working on, having a family dinner with visiting cousins and trying not to melt.
    Fiction or nonfiction books?: Reading- both. Writing- fiction :-)

  4. I love this photo, so cute!
    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Haul: I got the Color Tattoo in Seashore Frosts in a swap as that shade never made it to Canada.

    I picked up also World Famous Neutrals Most Glamorous Nudes Ever. Love the shadows HATE the cream eyeshadow and they still crease and disappear on me in a matter of hour. >_<

    Weekend plans: Working on hot Wonderflex molding, thankfully I have air condition now!

    Fiction or nonfiction books?: Fiction as well. 😉

    Let use know how you like the Embryolisse’s Lait-Creme. I picked it up during IMATS 2010 but it just wasn't for me.

    If you flip the photo Mellan doing the air-mutt. lol

    • I got Lait-Creme mostly because I saw Goldiestarling using it and her tube was almost empty – I had heard good things before, too, but that was what prompted me to pull the trigger. I’m not sure how I’m going to use it yet!

      • Try it as both a moisturizer and primer. 😉

        • I’ve used it once (I think it arrived on Wednesday) and used it as a primer (it doesn’t have SPF anyway!). I can get dry on my cheeks if I swatch more than a couple of blushes back-to-back sometimes, so I was hoping this would be helpful in prepping the skin at least when I’m dry!

  6. Sasha

    I enjoyed a once a year haul this week and bought myself some hakuhodo brushes, the burberry mocha palette, burberry eyeshadow in almond, and burberry blushes in earthy and tangerine. I also ordered some polishes, looking forward to Chanel Rouge Noir, Lilis, and Taboo (and the topcoat); I also purchased two RBL polishes from the blogger 2.0 collection, Scrangie 2.0 and An Accidental Interloper but waiting for the polishes in the mail still.

  7. stacey

    This is Christine’s Scooby Doo. What a character!

  8. Awww Mellan! He looks so full of joy here.

    Haul: Armani Summer 2013 palette (it was so expensive! But that bronzer! Still so expensive! But bronnnzer!)

    Weekend plans: REST! And have fun, and celebrate both my being on holidays AND my getting into my dream school! 😀

    Fiction or nonfiction books?: Fiction!

  9. xamyx

    Haul: More than I planned, LOL…

    Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder
    Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight
    NARS Galapagos
    L’Oreal MagicSmooth Celestial
    L’Oreal MagicSmooth Plume
    Sephora Micro Smooth trio Sophisticated
    Essence Mosaic Bronzer
    Real Techniques blush & powder brushes
    Sephora Birthday Gift
    Sinful Colors Out Of This World

    Plans: Nothing special…

    Books: Fiction all the wayt

  10. Mellan looks like he’s doing a darned good impersonation of a German Shepherd!

    Haul: I found more of the Lumene retinol night cream that I’m loving so I got that and a bunch of hand soaps to keep as hostess gifts and one for my daughter (Peckinsniff) in a scent she loves – peach and something…

    Weekend plans: perhaps driving to younger son’s university town to take him out for breakfast, also a family get-together at the cottage; if I get a chance to try on my dress for my daughter’s wedding, I might also call to arrange to bring it in for alterations.

    Books: FICTION all the way, with the exception of cookbooks! I LOOOOVE cookbooks!

  11. Nicoco Chanel

    Haul: Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish in Peppermint
    Also a bunch of workout clothes/trainers.

    Plans: UGH PACKING for the move kill me plz. Also dinner before we fly. x_x

    Fiction/Non fiction: Fiction always.

    Oh gosh, Mellan is so doing the same pose my bf’s parents’ dog does. He naps like that on the couch.

    • How cute!! Mellan sometimes sleeps like this but usually he’s awake – and he wiggles tremendously. He can’t keep his tail still when he’s on his back!

      • Nicoco Chanel

        Awww. That’s not so much of a problem with Bosco – his tail was docked sometime before they got him. I’m guessing he’s asking “pet my belly, pet my belly” when he rolls over most of the time, then?

  12. Jessi

    Mellan is adowabo.
    Haul: clinique airbrush concealer and mac groundwork painpot (loving both.)
    Weekend Plans: School work. :-/
    Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction!

  13. Haul: Guerlain Les Roses e/s quad (I love it!); Maybelline Master Drama LE Stormy Navy (pretty color, not really a navy, more of a medium blue with sparkles, but unfortunately I can’t wear it on my water line, it’s very irritating); Covergirl professional super thick lash mascara (I heard this was the drugstore version of Tarte’s LCL, but it did nothing for my lashes); L’Oreal Voluminous full definition (I was very impressed with the first tube I’ve used, I liked it better than LCL, but I’m not impressed with this second tube, the formula seems to be a lot drier); Jordana best lash extreme mascara (for $2.99, I can’t believe how good this mascara is); Essie Midnight Cami (gorgeous navy blue); China Glaze Up All Night (another beautiful navy, which is pretty much my latest color obsession).

    Weekend plans: None… It’s been raining every day for the past week or better, so we can’t go hiking (a good part of our hike takes us up Stone Mountain, which is very slippery when wet)

    Fiction or nonfiction books?: I read both, but I mostly enjoy non fiction book (I love biographies and astronomy/science books)

  14. What a cutie pie! I’d definitely give him a doggie treat for that pose. 😀

    Haul: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Flame; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light; Laura Mercier Eye Colours in African Violet and Sherazade; L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Bath and Shower Gel; NARS Powder Blushes in Luster and Outlaw.

    Weekend plans: A few close friends with their significant others and kids are coming over for lunch tomorrow. :)

    Fiction or nonfiction books?: I find fiction novels more interesting.

  15. VickyM

    Haul: Mac Plumful, Mac Red lipsticks.

    Weekend: I will pick up another lipstick tomorrow, and maybe an eyeliner or nail polish.

    Fiction or non fiction: Fiction forever! 😀

  16. Aww Mellan looks so smiley!!! Looove!

    Haul: Nothing! I came VERY VERY close to buying Dior Panama cream blush with the coupon I have, but it was out of stock. It’s OK. I’ll be at the AIRPORT next week and I can pick it up then 😉

    Weekend plans: Cleaning and working on scheduling more posts! Kinda nice and scary to think I’ll be gone for a bit more than 2 weeks in 5 days!

    Fiction or nonfiction books? Mostly fiction!

  17. KY

    Haul: Nothing, so far!
    Weekend plans: Go to Ulta on Sunday to shop their Liter Sale and look at new collections.
    Fiction or non-fiction books: Non-fiction, especially science & health.

  18. Barbie

    omgggg i just wanna rub his belly and cuddle with him!

  19. Christine, Mellan is so freakin cute!! I’m thinking of getting another puppy and your pics are making me want to even more!
    Haul: I splurged big time this week. I had a bad week, fighting with my live-in boyfriend and thought I would treat myself. Dior nude tan bronzer in 003 cinnamon, Dior Airflash foundation in 200, Mac temperature rising bronzer in sun dipped, Benefit the Porefessional primer, and a couple of Lush bath bombs :) Shopping therapy truly does work lol
    Weekend plans: The shopping center by my house is having an outside concert BUT it is weather permitting and it has rained here literally every single day for like a month(and its not even just rain-its thunderstorms!). It is also supposed to thunderstorm every day for the next week :( and no, I don’t live in Seattle so I don’t know what is going on with our weather here.
    Fiction or non-fiction books: Both, but now that I really think about it…probably non-fiction. I really like true-crime books. But as far as fiction, I like Dean Koontz and John Grisham…

  20. Haul: I got 6 of the new Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers (aka Apocalips) and they are AMAZING!!! I wore Big Bang (red) for the 4th. I put it on at 10am and at midnight it was still going strong. I am so glad they finally brought them over to the US (and with an much larger shade range). I also got the Benefit 15hr stick primer. That is also a really good product. However, my first one was broken halfway down the stick and wouldn’t twist back down. I went to get a replacement and the second one was also broken! The third one was ok though.

    Weekend Plans: Get some school work done! We have a geriatrics paper I need to finish and a rough draft for our service learning I need to get started on.

    Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction all the way!

    PS: I absolutely adore Embryolisse. I get it from a store in Perrysburg, Ohio. They do ship. The store is called Face Junkie.

    • How do you use Lait-Creme, Julia?

      • I use it as a moisturizer, day and night (when I dont use the Korres Sleeping facial). You only need a little bit. It’s the only moisturizer I’ve found that doesn’t break me out or make my skin look super oily. In the morning I just make sure to really rub the product in. Apparently you can also use it to remove makeup, but I haven’t tried that.

        I very rarely repurchase skin care products, but I’ve gone through about five of these. I just finished one today, actually. I stocked up the last time I went to visit friends from my undergrad and will do the same next time. It is also great for sensitive or irritated skin. I gave my sister a bottle when her acne medications were causing her skin to flake, and she is now hooked. Embryolisse Lait-Creme is just good all around.

  21. Haul: MAC Illustrated Bag 1 By Indie 184 & Naked Deep Dark Pigment. Both arrived today. I am a little disappointed with the bag though and for $36 I should be in love!

    Weekend Plans: My cousin’s baby shower.

    Fiction or Nonfiction Books?: Definitely fiction. I am about to start The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. Love her!

  22. Joanna

    HAUL: Color Club’s Halo Hues nail polishes (six shades; I’m wearing Eternal Beauty today)

    WEEKEND: Taking my dog to the vet for her annual check-up and shots; Costco trip to stock up for the in-law’s visit; farmers market; MAC store hopefully

    BOOKS: mostly non-fiction

  23. Lol! Your dog is so cute and he’s a ham too.

    Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m hauling until the Fall collections come out. :) Haul: Cube makeup storage, Nars duo eyeshadows (Cordura, Isolde), Fez single e/s. Sleek cosmetics brow kit, Sleek blush in Sahara. Tom Ford’s eye crease brush #13, MAC face feather brush, another #224 brush and the Real Techniques brush kits. That’s it until the Fall collections come out. I have the Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush and would like to treat myself to a softer bent eyeliner brush. Any suggestions appreciated.

    Plans: Headed to North Fork, Long Island (wine country) to party like its 1999! Hot as hell in NYC (literally).

    Nonfiction 90%. I love wellness/fitness books, cookbooks, bios, etc. Fiction for a good summer read.

  24. Jacquelyn

    Haul: MAC Illustrated Bag 2 Indie 184 andsome NYX items that I ordered yesterday.
    Weekend plans?: Working for a couple hours :)
    Fiction or non-fiction books?: fiction

  25. that picture is amazing! too sweet!! 😀

  26. Haul: MAC Ruby Woo, MAC Prolongwear concealear in NW45 and Sephora cream lip stain in Always Red
    Weekend Plans: Study, sleep and work.

    I don’t mind, I enjoy reading. :)

  27. Sam Schweinsberg

    ahhhhh! that’s an amazing picture of Melan :)

    Haul: my Heaux lipstick finally arrived this week. I’m in LOVE! I’m still waiting for Sushi Kiss. I also decided to get the new Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette. that should be here next week.

    Weekend Plans: cooking out! it’s been raining all damn week. my parents and brothers want to get the grill going.

    Fiction or nonfiction: fiction! I used to be big on writing fiction. And if I’m not mistaken, I believe I sent you a piece for my Temptalia Contributor application. lol

  28. Cat G

    Haul: Clarins Grenadine Lip Prodige Lipgloss, Too Faced So Berry Sexy La Creme Lipstick, Mac Amber Lights eyeshadow, Mac Expensive Pink eyeshadow, L’Oreal Bronzed Taupe Infallible eyeshadow, L’Oreal Infinite Sky Infallible eyeshadow, Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo eyeshadow!
    Weekend plans: No definite plans yet, but hopefully hang with some friends!
    Fiction or nonfiction books?: Fiction!

  29. Yanira

    He’s adorable! You just want to hug him! Love when you post pics of your dog.

  30. Laia

    Haul: From MAC Tropical Taboo: Simmer (already sold out on the dutch MAC website), Dare To Bare and Lady At Play (not available on the dutch website, and the LAST of the store! Really happy about this score :D). Then I have bought 3 tshirts for 11 euro (overall) at Zara.
    Weekend plans: Stay IN the heat, since this is very uncommon in the Netherlands and I am really looking forward to get some tan!
    Fiction or non/fiction books?: Usually fiction.

  31. Nicole

    Haul: Well I wasn”t planning to buy makeup producty while visiting one of my oldest friends in “her” city, but I did. I bought a Babydoll lipgloss and Sandstorm eyeshadow by Laura Mercier and recieved a Chanel lipgloss in Myriade as a late birthday present. In return I bought my friend a Chanel gloss too.

    Weekend plans: Meet a friend for ice creame tomorrow and nothing but relaxing today.

    Fiction or nonfiction books?: More fiction like romantic novels.

  32. Carla Souza

    Awww! Mellan is so cute!

    Haul: Clarisonic Mia 2, Clinique 3 steps, Glamglow argile and Chanel Le Beiges in 30..
    Weekend plans: Organize my bedroom and get ready to go back to work.
    Fiction or nonfiction books?: Fiction all the way!

  33. Mellan is the cutest from every angle!! This picture brightened my day!