Friday, July 26th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Marc Jacobs Beauty products!
  • Weekend plans:  We’ll be meeting my parents and sister for dinner over the weekend, and I might take Mellan swimming, too!
  • How do you like to relax?:  Over a good meal with great company!

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57 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #194

  1. Haul: Annabelle lipstick in Orange Pop and Fuchsianista, Rimmel Apocalips in Stellar (finally showed up in Canada but only 6 of the 8 shades)

    Weekend plans: Nada, more work.

    How do you like to relax?: Relaxed what’s that? lol
    Curl up with a good story. I find myself more excitable when I with friends and family (in a good way), so i find fore me I need down time to relax (My brain is always in super drive to.)

  2. Mellan reminds me so much of my Lenka :-) I miss her.

    Haul: Does bath oil count? If so, I got Dr. Hauschka bath oil :-)

    Weekend plans: Gonna climb another mountain! Difficulty level Very Difficult, oooooh :-)

    How do you like to relax?: Play games with my boyfriend.

  3. Veronica

    A dog that willingly gets in water?! Nothing in the world makes sense anymore.

    Haul: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang. These seem to be love it or hate it on the blogosphere, so I’m hoping I fall down on the side of “love.” Can’t have enough red lipstick! :)

    Weekend Plans: Working, also preparing for next weekend’s camping trip!

    How do you like to relax? I generally like to read or just browse online. I’ve really gotten into watching LPs of horror games since I’m too nervous to play them myself. :3

    • Ahh, most labs love the water :) We can’t keep him out of a pool. Would willing stay in the pool ALL DAY LONG (if we let him, which we wouldn’t!).

  4. Haul: I went shopping this week, and got Benefit’s the Bronze of Champions and Sugarlicious kits, as well as some MAC Brow Set.
    Weekend plans: Today I have to go to the gym, tomorrow I’m going to the zoo (our local zoo just had a baby giraffe born), and getting an iPhone.
    Relaxing: I love organizing my makeup. Also, writing, and watching the Colbert Report and the Daily Show.

    And Mellan looks so cute! My guinea pigs have hated this weather, but he looks like a happy camper.

  5. xamyx

    Haul: NARS Multiple in St Bart’s-I ordered on ebay, and it’s a shade I’ve never seen in person, so I’m only going on swatches, LOL. I found it at a great price, so I won’t be too bummed if it’s not quite what I’m hoping.

    Plans: Nothing worth mentioning…

    Relax: Staying home, and watching mundane sitcoms in my PJs.

  6. Lisa

    Haul: I bought the A/G Refuel shampoo and Restore conditioner (the keratin ones) on sale at Ulta. The 1 liter bottles of shampoo and conditioner are on sale for around $15.99 – $19.99. I think the sale ends tomorrow if anyone’s interested. I’m super psyched about it since I know those bottles will last like two years.
    Weekend plans: Finish up some DIY projects, and catch up on some tv shows.
    How do you like to relax?: I love to get cozy with my favorite blanket and either watch a movie, read, or spend time knitting.

  7. Haul: nothing this week (I’m waiting…waiting…waiting for Dior Bonne Etoile – they’re going to call me when it comes in – and Bare Minerals Power of Neutrals – ditto re the phone call). Going to the mall today to see if Chanel Gri-Gri is in and if I love it enough to buy it.

    Weekend plans: one of my best friends is coming for the weekend and to see DD’s and fiance’s new home; she’s kindly offered to take us all out for dinner too, which is uber-nice of her

    How do you like to relax: zoning out in front of the tv will often put me into a sound sleep, which is good but for real relaxation, my yoga studio has these restorative “classes” – they’re more like deep relaxation sessions – that do it EVERY time.

    • Hope you can snag both soon!! :)

      • Mariella

        Well, my purchase-less week bit the dust. I got OCC lip tar in Pretty Boy and also the base stuff for it. I think it’s going back….I know this stuff is supposed to last but it didn’t last at all on me. At first, I thought it was because the SA applied too much of the base and didn’t let it sink in but when I tried it myself, it was gone in a really short time. I can’t figure it out but I think I’m going to have no choice but to return it. The whole idea was for something long-lasting to wear on DD’s wedding day so I wouldn’t be futzing around with lipstick every 2 hours but this stuff didn’t even last 2 hours on me (well, it might if I refrain from drinking coffee or eating anything at all! But I am not willing to do that!)

  8. Mellan is so adorable! I love how he seems so purposeful and thoughtful about his play.

    Haul: My Fall Chanel grab came in this week. I adore the cream/powder blush. The texture is gorgeous and the product makes for a really soft, lush and natural cheek. I definitely want to grab more shades. I haven’t had a chance to try the two single shadows or the khaki liner, but yesterday I did wear the much dreaded, but gorgeous quad. I was so disheartened when I read the recent review–which of course I read AFTER I bought the palette–and I was fully prepared to be absolutely disappointed. Well, it’s not the easiest shadow palette I have ever worked with and the shadows are really powdery and strangely difficult to blend, but I found the pigmentation quite satisfactory. I wore NARS primer and Bobbi Brown Shore cream shadow as a base for application. I LOVE the dark frosty olive/brown shadow and the highlight is wickedly dreamy too! In the end, I’m only ever so slightly disappointed in this palette and feel putting up with a bit of fuss during application is an acceptable compromise for colours which seriously seriously make my army green hazel eyes pop. Plus, I had zero problems with colour hold. Put makeup on at 7:00 in the morning and the shadows were still perfect at almost midnight when I finally got ready for bed. Yes, you need a fan brush to clean up after application, but once my look was set and cleaned up, it held perfectly. This is just another take on the product. Worth the money? Yes, in the sense the colours are super flattering and I think I will get a great deal of use from this palette. Yes, wish the quality was better.

    Also hauled a handful of the new UD lipstick formula. Wow! So creamy!!!

    Weekend Plans: trying to get all of our livestock information into a new software system which helps to take the guess work out of milk production, breeding dates, etc.. I need to retag about 170 goats.. any volunteers. Just joking..I actually really enjoy the little terrorists.

    Relax? What is that? I’m task oriented and even when resting, my brain is busy organizing, wondering where and how I can improve things. Being in motion, puttering around, relaxes me more than anything.

    Have a good weekend!

  9. Icequeen81

    so sweet

  10. Haul: Dior Bikini cream blush!

    Weekend plans: Mostly nothing. I’ll just go to town to buy Indian spices (I’m cooking Indian food this week!)

    How do you like to relax?: I love to take long walks.

  11. Amber

    Hey Christine! TGIF!

    This weeks haul – Nail Tek glass file, Quimica Alemena, Duri Rejuvicote, Sally Hansen Speed Dry in Blue By!, China Glaze Shell-O, L’oreal Magic Nude Liquid powder foundation in Light Ivory, Wet n Wild LE Spring Forward 8 pans (so happy to find them!) and Chanel Jous Contraste in Delice!

    Yoga really helps me relax and refresh. I also like to zone out in front of the TV or lose myself in a good book.

    Mellan is totally adorable in that doggy pool! Have fun with him.

  12. Haul: I had the mother of all MAC hauls this week – I’m sure you’ve had larger, Christine, but for me this is THE biggest haul I’ve ever had! Opulash Optimum Black Mascara, MSFN in Light Plus, Studio Moisture Tint in Medium, Prep + Prime Highlighter in Light Boost, a tube of Lip Conditioner, Nymphette Lipglass, Underage Lipglass, AND a 168 brush, 116 brush and 316 brush!! Argh I still can’t quite believe I bought so much!!

    Weekend plans: We’re having my boyfriends parents over at our house for dinner tomorrow night, we normally go to their house so it’s a role reversal! Fingers crossed my cooking is up to scratch!

    How do you like to relax?: I love a cocktail at the little hole-in-the-wall bars that have popped up all around my city. Currently my favourite way to spend Friday evening!

    • Oh, and I thought I commented about Mellan’s pool a few weeks ago, but I can’t see it! I think the pool is such a nice thing for you to do for him :) and good stress relief for you too, I would imagine! There’s nothing quite like a happy dog to lift your spirits :)

    • I hope you are loving your big MAC haul, Jade! :)

  13. Haul:
    Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
    Tokyomilk Destiny (rollerball)

    Weekend plans:
    JT/Jay-Z concert in Candlestick park (San Francisco) tonight! =D
    Laundry for heavy clothes and sheets D=
    Shopping with my goddaughter in downtown San Francisco =D

    How do you like to relax?:
    Making art.
    A day spa or a pool. Better when it’s a day spa WITH a pool. I need to swim (and get massages).
    Doing my nails if I have no time/money to treat myself.

  14. Bianca

    Haul: Chanel Lipliner, Ren ClearCalm Cleanser
    Plans: Working Saturday morning but in the afternoon I’m going swimming with friends in the lake Zurich. Sunday brunching and putting my new vanity table together.
    Relax: A good dinner and movie with my boyfriend at home.

  15. EvilPinkRobot

    Haul: Urban Decay polishes – Addiction and Vice, Revolution Lipsticks – Catfight, Jilted, Anarchy, and Streak, and Bumble and Bumble – Bb. Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme.

    Plans: Hopefully just chillin’ at home.

    Relaxation: Laying in bed with the hubs while the baby sleeps. Trying not to fall asleep while catching up on tv, but we really don’t care if we do. Hehehe.

  16. Haul: Fell in love with Guerlain’s Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine so I decided to pick up a few more: Browny Clap, Cherry Swing, Coral Wizz, and Rouge Shebam.

    Weekend plans: I went shopping and had dinner with friends earlier, and I’m planning to rest tomorrow. My feet ached from all the walking we did, good exercise though. :D

    How do you like to relax?: I find baking and shopping therapeutic. I also like getting my nails done.

  17. Cat G

    Haul: Urban Decay Free Love eyeshadow, 6 piece Ecotools eye set
    Weekend plans: No plans yet!
    How do you like to relax?: I love taking naps!

  18. A. Mar

    Haul: Versace Crystal Noir

    Weekend plans: Time with my sister on Saturday! Hopefully getting some writing done on Sunday. It’s a goal, anyhow. Chances of me being distracted by other things? High.

    How do you like to relax?: Music. Writing. Yoga. Those are basically the things I always do during my down time. Never fails!

  19. Courtney K

    Haul: About 10 or so Lumiere eye pigments from their big sale. I got a lot of neutrals and purples to mix and match.

    Weekend plans: Party, nerf war, theater show. I’m super excited for the show because it’s the first one where I’ve actually been somewhat involved in the writing.

    How I like to relax: Honestly, there is nothing more satisfying to me on a Friday night than coming home, putting on my PJs, ordering a pizza, turning on the fireplace, and playing video games. Ahh….a nice way to unwind from the work week.

  20. ◾Haul: My 3 new Sedona Lace brushes arrived yesterday, so I used one this morning and will be testing out the rest. I haven’t really bought anything else lately. Trying to be good and use what I have.
    ◾Weekend plans: Beach tomorrow!
    ◾How do you like to relax?: I am not capable of relaxing!

  21. After months of trying out foundations, I’ve settled on YSL’s Le Touche Eclat foundation. The sales associate convinced me to get the touche eclat as well (not in my budget, oops…). The good news is I got some pretty awesome samples along with it: a small YSL makeup bag, a cute sample YSL lipstick (shade 01, red), two mascara samples (Volume Effet and Babydoll), two serum samples (one for anti-wrinkle and one for dark spots), a sample of spf 15 day creme, and a sample of Opium.

    I think he liked me so just threw every sample they had in my bag :-)

    • Oh and weekend plans: going up to Tahoe with friends! Should do some inner tube river floating:

      What I do to relax: yoga, walking, breathing exercises, manicures, putting on makeup :-)

  22. Andrea

    Haul: Fyrinnae mini eyeshadows in: Witchy Woodland Creatures, Sake & Sashimi, Mephisto, Velveteen Werewolf, Crimson Ghost, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, Sugarpill Asteria Loose Eyeshadow and the Real Techniques Starter Set for a friend’s birthday.
    Fyrinnae Hitched Pressed Eyeshadow, Fyrinnae mini eyeshadow in Are You My Mummy?, Sugarpill Asteria Loose Eyeshadow and Sugarpill @#$%! Pressed Eyeshadow for myself.

    Weekend Plans: Shopping for new apartment stuff, moving to the city in three weeks!

    How do you like to relax?: Lately by re-watching Dexter! Almost finished the third season, trying to catch up to the final season that’s airing on tv right now.

  23. Rachel

    Haul: Nothing yet, maybe the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub…

    Weekend Plans: I have to get livescan done for my upcoming internship for my master’s program. Apartment hunting (my bf is looking for a new place), and tonight is stand up comedy again!

    How do you like to relax?: Watching trashy reality TV, my favorites are the Bachelor/Bachelorette, RHOC and sometimes the Kardashians with a big glass of wine :)

  24. fabiola

    Every week I see your beautiful dog becoming the star of temptalia, he is stealing the show Christine. So cute.
    This week I got me some mac from the website:
    Kinda sexy and costa chic lipstick
    Flash of flesh lipglass
    And style blush at mac counter.
    I have been looking for tarte aqualillies palette and is sold out everywhere, even online, and at the places I have called and found it, are so far away.

  25. Haul: Clarisonic Mia 2 (which came with a nice gift with purchase: additional brush and travel bag); Chanel Rouge Coco Shine “Rendez-Vous”; Nars Pro Prime eyelid primer; Urban Decay All Nighter; Dior DiorShow New Look mascara + mini palette “Royal Khaki” (a set from QVC).

    Weekend plans: entertaining a guest from Germany :).

    How do you like to relax? I read beauty blogs, take baths, read books…

  26. Avatar of Sam Sam

    Believe it or not, my cat really likes playing with water on hot days. funnily, he’s not even an outdoor cat. lol

    Haul: I got my hair made over today! does that count? lol I suspect I’ll be raiding ulta’s haircare section this weekend.

    Weekend Plans: I have a friend who’s in town from the military, and it’s his last few days home. So I’m sure our families will be having a cookout or something.

    How do you like to relax?: normally with some mellow music and yoga. or a netflix marathon. it depends on my mood.

  27. Denise S.

    Haul: Laura Mercier Spellbound face illuminator. Didn’t like it at first because it’s very subtle on me.But now I like it for exactly that reason and have been wearing it everyday. Pretty glow!

    Weekend Plans: Not much my kids will be home from college next week so I’m going to enjoy my empty house for a bit. A little housework and dinner out Sat, or Sunday with hubby.

    How do you like to relax?: I love to read, books,magazines ,blogs etc. I totally zone out and relax when I’m reading.

  28. Haul: Nothing this week :(
    Weekend plans: Celebrate that my niece was accepted in the high school she wanted! And buy some new music – my Ipod needs it!
    How do you like to relax? Reading Temptalia.com, watching a fun movie or playing with my dog! I also like to take out makeup I haven’t used for a while and play with it.

    I could watch Mellan play in the pool the whole day…..he seems to be in his element!

  29. Haul: Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 04, Revlon nail polishes in Dreamer, Mysterious, Bold Sangria.

    Weekend plans: Baking lemon and strawberry cupcakes for a friend’s birthday tomorrow.

    How do you like to relax: A good book, music and a cup of tea or hot cocoa.

  30. Amanda

    Haul: Lime Crime Red Velvet velvetine, and Airborne Unicorn lipstick. Loving both so far :D I also impulsively bought OPI’s Schnapps Out of It, and a Revlon lip butter in Gumdrop the other day :P

    Weekend Plans: Thrifting and garage sale hunting all weekend, as well as crocheting a bit here and there. Possibly seeing The Conjuring with my friend on Sunday if I can talk her into it haha

    How do you like to relax?: Usually I’ll do yoga to relax, but if I’m not feeling it, then I might watch Parks and Rec reruns or crochet.

  31. Mac Riri Heaux. Goes on a lot creamier than I expected, but dries down really matte (duh). It registers a dark fuschia on me — thought it would be more Rebel-ish, but swatched side by side, Rebel def looks a lot plummier on my lips. I’m NC40-42, for reference.

    Skindinavia No-Shine Spray: I talked about this a couple of weeks ago, I think, but I only got to try it recently. I LOVE how sprays a fine mist on my face. It doesn melt my makeoff like Nyx Matte spray does (never tried UD’s sprays, so I can’t compare, unfortunately). It helps just a wee bit in keeping oil at bay, but don’t expect it to completely stave off oil production.

    I also bought Mac’s Sounds Like Noise (from a reseller), but I won’t get it till next week.

  32. Monica!

    Mellan: oh look, a floating cucumber!

  33. Haul: I bought stuff at ulta.com this week. I needed some new face moisturizer, mascara, and a setting powder. I also finally broke down and bought the NYX color eye pencil in Milk. They had a special gift with purchase if you spent $50 and it had several deluxe samples in it so I am looking forward to trying new products. I also was on Benefit Cosmetics website and came across a new product, rockateur, that is not released yet. It looks nice and can’t wait to haul that whenever it comes available.

    Weekend plans: I’m taking the Bar Exam next week so I will be wrapping studying. meh.

    How do you like to relax?: I like making homemade iced macchiatos and watching movies.