Friday, August 16th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: MAC’s Indulge collection is supposed to arrive sometime today!
  • Weekend plans:  It’s going to be a quiet weekend – try to find some time to relax a bit.
  • What’s your favorite thing about August?: I love the weather, and Shaun’s an August baby :)

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Someone’s ready for bath time!

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65 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #197

  1. Haha I don’t know if Mellan is enthusiastic about the bath or trying to avoid it!

    Haul: Got two Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow-Sculpting Pencils and one of the Femme Nude Lip Stylo! Absolutely can’t live without the brow pencil. So happy my friend is coming from the US right before my current one runs out!

    Weekend plans: Family breakfast on Sunday. Other than that it’s probably work!

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: Both of my cats are August babies! I think a lot about how Tango was when I found him (forgotten by his mama when he was barely a day old), and how much he’s grown in 7 years ;)

  2. ahhhhh so sweet, Mostly they hate baths

  3. artemis

    He’s so cute :D

  4. Deb

    Haul: Just Gilty Morsel and Feed the Senses from MAC Indulge.
    Plans: Camping with my husband’s family and doing homework.
    Favorite thing about August: Late summer days that are either way too hot or way too cold. There’s just something nostalgic about it. I also love the “back to school” atmosphere.

  5. Hey Mellan! I imagine bath time is quite straight forward and easy at your digs since Mellan is a ‘water’ dog. I have two that detest the water so bath time can be a bit of a debacle. Our house has a doggie shower built into the mud room which helps… get water everywhere, but at least it’s not in the house.

    유 Haul: Ordered a number of fall collection thingees this week and hauled two of the Armani LE ETK’s and, while I missed out and got super pissy during the MAC/Rihanna checkout debacle, I finally decided to buy Heaux on eBay since the price has finally dropped from the ridiculous. I adore this lipstick and it looks really really good on me. I would have to say this is definitely an ideal red for me and I love the retro matte texture. I’m seriously glad I went for it.

    유 Weekend plans: My partner’s cousin is coming over from Holland on Monday and staying with us for two months. I will be busy with the usual farm chores and getting the guest suite ready :D.

    유 What’s your favorite thing about August?: The days are still warm, but the nights are much cooler. I detest air conditioning and will turn it on only as a last resort so August is perfect because I love sleeping with all the windows open, the cicadas and frogs buzzing, snuggled under the covers.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Yep – takes about 15 minutes and we’re done. No real struggling. Actually, the struggle is to get him to wait to go into the tub. He knows as soon as I start removing his bed cover (to wash it), it’s bath time.

      I totally wish we had a doggy shower/bath, though. Would be way easier!

      Happy that the wait for Heaux ended up being worth it :)

  6. Anne

    Haul: Chanel Epatant Illusion d’Ombre, for my mother’s birthday!

    Weekend plans:  I’m going to make a quick trip to Paris to empty my room. I’ll spend my sunday packing. Luckily, I’ll also meet a friend I haven’t seen in a very long time in the evening.

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: It’s usually a time of the year I get to go to Brittany!

  7. Coco

    Just got a Rimmel Apocalips, and I am in love…
    Got the shade Stella, which is a bright pink/red and I’ve been using it as a lip stain. It’s not as long lasting as usual stains, but so much more comfortable to wear for my dry lips.

  8. Amanda Tetreault

    Haul: I FINALLY got my ariel stuff in store and am waiting on the boots i ordered from nordstrom to arrive.

    Weekend Plans: Since my birthday falls on a Tuesday this year im going to be celebrating a bit early, going to have a few drinks with friends and play some pool!

    Favorite thing about August: Well besides the fact that its my birthday month i love the warm weather!

  9. keG

    haul-I ordered a couple of the MAC indulge products-a lipglass and a lipstick
    weekend plans-I have a terrible cold-so just stay in and nurse it
    August-I love summer-so everything about August I like

  10. Haul: Nuttin’. Still waiting for Power Neutrals and Bonne Etoile. And, as my husband often says, I am NOT a good waiter!

    Weekend plans: taking older son to airport obscenely early tomorrow and the rest of the weekend, we’ll relax, go to the gym, do a bit of yard work that was neglected and recover from the weeks of excitement and busy-ness leading up to our daughter’s wedding.

    Favourite thing about August: “Let’s go to the Ex” (sorry, I’m a Toronto gal and, shabby as the CNE has become, I still love going for my fix of candy floss, candy apple, noise, lavender and just that whole association of the Ex and summer.

    • How was the wedding? Beautiful and glorious and happy?

      • The weather was perfect – sunny and clear but not so hot that the men were sweltering. The ceremony was so wonderful – my son in law was so emotional he started to weep during his vows. Reception – perfect! Great food and DD and her fiance had put together so much fabulous stuff in keeping with their “theme” (when I got married, you just chose your flowers and colours but no one did “themes”). I couldn’t imagine a more perfect wedding. Thanks so much for asking, Christine. I can’t wait to see the photos, so I can live it all over again.

  11. ■Haul: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (Rapture), NARS Matte Lipstick Valpraiso, Stila In the Garden Palette, MAC Prep n Prime Peach Lustre, Tarte lip scrub, some Shiseido Cotton Pads (LOVE these), Freeman’s Charcoal/Sugar Scrub, and a Milani Brow Pencil which is also a new found love of mine. It was the first week back at work (elementary school counselor), so I treated myself to a few goodies.
    ■Weekend plans: Catching up on my DVR and playing around with my haul that has arrived.
    ■What’s your favorite thing about August?: Getting back into a routine after the summer and SEC Football season starts!

  12. Haul: Went a little crazy earlier, so here goes: Burberry Medium Grainy LeatherTote Bag in Mid Camel; Chanel Glossimer in Daydream, Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in Attirance, Merveille, and Troublant; Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Peach Passion; Guerlain Meteorites Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer; Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Merlot; NARS Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder and Multi-action Hydrating Toner; Tresemme Extra Hold Hairspray

    Weekend plans: Do some serious grocery shopping. :D

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: My hubby, Shane, is also an August baby. :)

  13. Haul: My Asteria, Tipsy, and ElektroCute collation came in from Sugarpill along with 3 lashes set (forget which ones).

    Weekend plans: Working overtime for a client.

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: Err… it’s going to be fall soon. lol

  14. abby

    I am so in love with Mellan!!! he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute <3

  15. xamyx

    Haul: Nothing, but the remainder of my orders came in (NARS Yamal & 413 BLKR singles & Exotic Dance duo). I’m trying to refrain from any more spending this month, as I’m planning a fairly hefty NARS haul in 2 weeks (my “list” will finally be complete!).

    Plans: Nothing, other than cleaning, laundry, etc.

    August?: Other than the fact my daughter is an August baby, I hate it. Then again, I hate Summer in general. I can’t stand the heat, much prefer the shorter daylight hours & dreary weather Winter provides.

  16. Abbey W

    I love that Milan enjoys baths so much! My beagle mix has to be picked up and put in the tub, and then blocked from jumping out! :)

    Haul: A Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow (the copper one-can’t remember the name), LORAC Pro Palette, Cococin Cream Foundation, their under-eye concealer/highlighter duo, and their Tantalizer gift set, and a palette with three Stila cream blushes. I’m apparently digging cream products right now!
    Weekend plans: We just got back from 8 days in Saint Thomas, so laundry and cuddling the puppy!
    What’s your favorite thing about August?: The weather is gorgeous and it is our wedding anniversary month!

  17. Jamie

    I hauled some Tarte – foundation, eye brightener and the illuminating serum/tinted moisturizer. I used to use the illuminating serum, it looks like they have repackaged it as a BB Moisturizer? Hoping it’s basically the same thing. I have a huge cart of Sephora sale items that I’ve been talking myself out of all week…maybe that will be a haul for next week.

  18. EvilPinkRobot

    Haul:
    The Body Shop -
    Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion, Coconut Body Scrub, Almond Body Butter, and Coconut Lip Butter.

    Sephora –
    Ariel Kiss the Girl perfume rollerball (back-up) and spray bottle, Shaveworks Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shave Cream and The Cool Fix, Urban Decay Grind House and eyeshadow in Shattered, Hello Kitty nail polish in Banana Cream and Blueberry, Marc Jacobs nail polish in Sally and Highliner in Blacquer, Deborah Lippmann polish in Dark Side of the Moon, Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, Laura Mercier Creme de Pistache Body Butter (LOVE! Want to buy the rest of the line), Mustela Hydra Bebe Crema Facial Cream (for my little man <3), Sephora Collection Squeaky Clean Exfoliating Face and Body Mitt and, finally, VIB Rouge.

    Some tops from Torrid and Old Navy. More baby clothes because my son is a giant!
    A new car, but it’s only because my beloved baby girl broke down! :(

    Plans: Hubby and I have movie tickets we never used before I gave birth, so we really want to use them. My mom might babysit Sunday so we can see Percy Jackson. If not, then soothe a teething baby and try to distract him with car rides.

    August: Nothing. I seriously can't stand the heat we still get and can't wait for fall.

    • Shaun really likes the smell of the Creme de Pistache line, but I don’t – and I swear I am the ONLY person who doesn’t, LOL!

      What kind of car are you considering?

  19. Haul: Marc Jacobs Daisy!
    Weekend plans: Catch up on my beauty blog reading – I haven´t had time and I’m so behind!
    What’s your favorite thing about August: That it still feels like summer but not quite as rainy and I’m also an August baby :)!

    It’s so cute how Mellan looks forward to his bath – and then actually enjoys it! Lucky you :D!!

  20. Kaylee

    HAUL:
    * Bed, Bath & Beyond: A new (multiple options) lighted 10x/1x magnification makeup mirror for my vanity (mine just died)
    * Sephora: A back up of Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original; also decided to try UDPP in Greed since it was on clearance, UD All Nighter Setting Spray, 4 back ups of UD 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion (it’s a “must have at all times!” product for me), 8 Sephora by OPI nail polishes, and the 2.5 oz bottle of Lancôme La Vie Est Belle perfume (I fell in looooove; I’ve been wearing my little samples every day, which is saying a lot as I have a large perfume collection – I decided it needs to be on my vanity as a primary scent. YUM!) Sephora’s also throwing in my Benefit birthday present. ^.^
    * MAC: Three of the Indulge Collection eye shadows – Three Ring Yellow, Sex & the Oyster and Eat, Love. I also picked up some pro pan shadows in Bio-Green, Lime, Canary Yellow & Bright Sunshine (as if I didn’t have enough greens and yellows in my collection already), and a pro pan blush in Devil. ^.^
    * Beautylish: A few new large Z-palettes

    I bought everything on Wednesday, and they’re all expected to arrive tomorrow. Yay!
    —————
    WEEKEND PLANS: Besides playing with my new goodies, I’ll probably do a lot of hiking and going down the river trails (and for a dip) with my dog. :)
    —————
    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT AUGUST: Warm temperature camping… great weather for morning runs… and the fact that it’s almost September! Autumn is my favorite time of the year.

  21. Haul: Ordered a bunch of foundations from Sephora to try out and they should be here tomorrow because I’m looking a for a new long wearing foundation as the fall semester starts in about a week! EEK!

    Weekend: It’ll be a quiet weekend for me too. Going to try out new foundations and get ahead in some reading for the upcoming semester.

    What’s you favorite thing about August?: I get excited the new semester will start! Also getting a bunch of stuff for school always makes me happy! The weather starts to cool a bit :)

  22. Haul: Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascaras, Revlon Super Lustrous lip glosses in Coffee Gleam and Glossy Rose.

    Weekend plans: I’m baking a pretty cake for my friend’s daughter’s birthday. I will post the pics on my food blog later on.

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: I love fall, so to me August means that fall is right around the corner! I get to celebrate Mabon and Samhain, and I get to make lots of pumpkin treats.

  23. Lacey J.

    Haul: I caved and bought another eyeshadow. 2 eyeshadows since my no buy (eyeshadow) was instituted months and months ago. So long ago I dont even remember. I had to try one of the loreal infalliable, I got the silver one. I dont own silver and I just have been eyeballing it forever. I also bought some revlon lipgloss with the quilted black tops (ligloss in orchid and crystal waters.)

    Weekend Plans: Cleaning and sleeping as much as I can. Maybe go see Pacific Rim, not sure?

    August: Meh… I used to like going back to school but im done with school. I miss it :(

  24. Haul – Nothin’ :(
    Weekend plans – there’s a theatre festival going on, so my mom and I have booked for a play both today and tomorrow evening.
    Favorite thing about August – The weather here is changing, the monsoon’s are coming in, so the the temperatures fall from a scorching 38/40C to a wonderfun 24C. :D

  25. A. Mar

    Haul: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline and the mint Jack Black lip balm. (I have you to thank for how awesome my lips felt this week!)

    Weekend plans: Gentleman is starting a new job that finally has normal working hours. Ability to have more than one meal together again? I’m going to have some fun with new recipes this week. I may need to get my daughter her own apron. She loves being in the kitchen.

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: Somewhat cooler weather and birthdays! My sister’s birthday is this week and my father’s is next week. So we’re going to do a party next weekend. August birthday shopping is a favorite.

  26. Haul: I have not bought anything last week but am very curious about the new Nars foundation after playing with the foundation matrix and keep “stalking” the Nars website and looking at it.

    Weekend plans: I am finishing up my thesis! Deadline next week. Hopefully soon I have a degree!

    Favorite thing about August: Weather is more decent (not fond of hot weather) and university is open again.

  27. Aida

    Haul: Guerlain 06 Les Fumes eyeshadow quad, Korres lip butter (pomegranate) and OPI “I Knead Sour-Dough”.
    Plans: We’ve been reorganizing my makeup room and my husband’s office.
    What’s your part about August? I don’t enjoy summer at all, I never have. I’m looking forward to the cooler months.

  28. Nicole

    Haul: Nothing this week.
    Weekend Plans: I flew to Vienna Saturday Morning and enjoy 6 days of leisure time, Culture and shopping.
    The best Thing about August: Since I started working full time it’s my Summer Holiday Time. This Year i have 3 Werks off and I definately Need it!

    Sorry for the capital letters, English is not my iphones first language.

  29. Haul: Guerlain “Les Fumes” eyeshadow quad; Korres lip butter (pomegranate) and OPI “I Knead Sour-Dough”.

    Weekend plans: We’ve been reorganizing my makeup room and my husband’s office.

    What’s your favorite thing about August?: I don’t enjoy the summer months, I never have. Fall couldn’t come faster for me :).