Friday, December 11th, 2009

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Recommend your favorite book or tell us what you just started reading; share a great dessert recipe or a photo of your pet (which is sure to be the cutest, yeah?).

First, I’ll share mine!

I bought Guerlain Gems Lipstick (yes, a backup!!) from Nordstrom earlier this week… and I also picked up Philosophy’s Pumpkin Spice Lip Shine & Lip Exfoliator from Sephora online!

Now… have at it!

Plus, it’s Santa Paws

…sleeping on the job!

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37 thoughts on “Free For Haul Fridays, Volume #009

  1. victoria

    i got shiseido’s sun protection liquid foundation spf42, nars modern love palette and clarins sun wrinkle control eye contour cream with spf. going on a trip to a tropical place in 2 weeks so need sunscreen and travel makeup.

  2. Anitacska

    Aaaw, how cute! :) I love Gems, it’s my favourite shade of all the G lipsticks. By the way, thank you for introducing me to them, I would never have bought one, but seeing them on here, I’ve now got 8 of them (4 of them are testers) and i’ve just ordered Gentiane, it’s so pretty! :)

    This week I bought the blush, eyeshadow quad and Insolence perfume from Guerlain’s Cherry Blossom collection, so very chuffed with them. I already got the Meteorites Voyage Powder, someone was selling them on eBay. I have no idea how some people get their hands on them so early, I’ve also seen some of the new lipsticks (both the new G (or rather B) and the Kiss Kiss lipsticks) around on eBay. I’ve now also got almost everything from the Imperial collection, except for the mascara, still waiting for a good deal on it. :)

    I’ve finally ordered the last couple of eyeshadows and one blush from the Mac mineralize holiday collection, so when that comes, I will have all the mineralized things. :) Oh and just bought a Stereo Rose back up from someone on MUA. Can’t wait to get it.

    The week’s been also very eventful due to all 3 of my children having their nursery/school Christmas shows, the little ones very cute and the big one (she’s 8!) was very clever. :) I’m one proud Mummy right now.

  3. Karen

    This was a heavy week: Armani lipstick #600 (thanks to your post), Illamasqua nail polish in Milf (because the name is hilARious), and pretty much the entire Chantecaille holiday collection.
    I suggest reading K2: Life and Death on the World’s most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs. Even if you are a couch potato like me you’ll get the adrenaline you need from the read. Especially if you’ve read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer you have to read this book. This is a great gift for the outdoorsy dad if you are still needing something to give!!

  4. Jen

    I got lots of stuff this week! I bought a Shu Uemura eyelash curler, the Philosophy The Bake Shoppe set, the Philosophy Supernatural Airbrush and some Sephora brushes, Benefit High Beam, and the new DiorShow Extase Mascara (which I cannot WAIT to try!!). Sephora sent a $15 coupon and I had to use it :)

    Also, I am reading The Princess Bride for the first time and I am loving it! I’m impressed by how close the book is to the movie so far…

  5. A new YSL Faux-Cils. Mine was used up and I was trying to use other cheaper mascaras that I have in my collection, but I was just missing my YSL too much. And while I was at it I got a red Dior lipgloss.

  6. awww…magellan is so cute!
    My hauls this week have been 1 e/s and two l/s from Victoria Secret,and the rest clothes for myself during these awesome sales! I am anxiously awaiting the mac warm and cozy collection so no more makeup til then….(yeah, right!)

    • almost forgot that I just picked up Jodi Picoult’s Handle with Care to read..I’m sure i’ll need tissues for this one..

      • Rosie

        I read My Sister’s Keeper for a class and it was good. I was crying and couldn’t read it at work at all because every chapter had something that made me cry.

  7. Emily

    I got three benefit creaseless cream eye shadows and a stila #28 smudge pot brush :)

  8. It was all about Lush again this week. I got a Veganese conditioner, Vanilla Puff dusting powder, Sugar babe scrub,a wall of soaps gift, and Fair Trade foot lotion. And then they GAVE me Christmas kisses and maribain bubble bars, Snow showers bath bomb, Happy X-mas massage bar and an Eggsnog lip balm.

  9. Emily

    Today im going shopping ^-^
    nars blush in orgasm or deeththroat
    2 urban decay deluxe eyeshadows
    VS beauty rush lipgloss (10 of em)
    and maybe some make up forever glitter :]

  10. Adriana

    wednesday i bought PERLE DE LUNE Kiss Kiss Gloss from Guerlain!
    i love it! is a light gloss, but gives a shiny lips!

  11. Ophelia

    i bought nars casino, silent night, and benefit skinny jeans! not loving silent night though

  12. CRiSTaL

    I just got my Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer palette today!
    And going to Sephora this Sat or Sunday to get the Urban Decay 24/7 Super Stash! So exited for that since I got a $15 off coupon! yay!

    Hope eveyone has a great weekend!

  13. Andrea

    Mellan is so cute! My latest haul was a couple of days ago, I picked up Club and Parfait Amour eyeshadows. I feel like everyone has those, haha, and I finally added them to my collection!

  14. Brittany

    This week was my boyfriend’s and my 3.5 year anniversary, so he bought me the Urban Decay 24/7 Super Stash!! It also came with a primer potion sample and an extra mini 24/7 liner that was only 5 bucks!

    And, here’s a photo of my kitties, Bug and Mint :)

  15. Kristel

    OMG SOOOOO CUTE!!! I love’s it

    Okay just got back from hauling. I picked up:
    Nars: sheer matte syracuse, laguna bronzer, kalahari, brousse, brumes, and alhambra e/s duos

    MAC: brush cleanser, dollymix blush (just put it on and loving that pinky glow), humid and grain e/s (though I think I meant to pick up brule damnit). I almost picked up peachykeen thank god I didn’t cuz I have it already haha

    And a Korres lip butter in Jasmine

    I’m heading back to Sephora tomorrow bc a coworker gave me her sephora BI giftcard and I used mine today and I couldn’t head back to pay in a seperate transcation – was the same cashier. I’ll probably get nars cordura e/s yay

  16. marisa

    today i got: urban decay 24/7 eyeliners in honey and covet, sephora flashy liner in brown, anastasia brow powder duo in ebony, a sephora professional cream shadow brush, mac e/s in club and goldmine, and mes in young punk :)

  17. Rosie

    How cute! My dog hats hats. He has a all-weather jacket with a hood and he hates the hood. Wednesday we put it on and he slipped out of the whole jacket trying to get the hood off. It was funny.

    I just bought about an hour ago the Clarisonic Mia. I am way too excited to try it! I had the $20 giftcard for VIB and a $50 gc from last christmas so I finally used it. It was between the Mia or the MUFE 12 flash palette but the Mia won. The girl at the register has helped me a lot in the past and was so excited for me. She just bought one a few weeks ago and her skin is looking so good.

    I actually recommend watching the tv show the Big Bang Theory because it’s cute, funny, and super nerdy and really good TV.

  18. I got a few items from the new Maybelline line, Lippmann Happy Birthday nail lacquer, and some nail polish from Eyeko. I was going to get the NARS Albatross & Orgasm duo, but they were out of stock, so I got the Lavanilla vial set. Not a lot for beauty this week!

    I went to H&M again to return a belt I got for my BF that was too small. While wandering the racks, I found more Jimmy Choo 😉 I got a second pair of black leggings (exactly my size :) and a sequin tank top. I came really close to getting another purse, but it wasn’t a style that I would really use.

  19. Lia

    As usual, I didn’t buy anything this week – got to save my pennies! I did pick up my new glasses, which are nice, but not very “cool”. The shop people tried to talk me into “hipster” glasses, but I stuck with my classic wire rims.

    Counting down the days until I’m done with my Masters (3 days!), I’ve got a beauty day all planned out as my reward! Finally getting my hair done!

  20. amy

    I picked up the Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol 2 because I got the $15 off coupon and I picked up a Sephora OPI Worth My Weight nailpolish. I am reading a reinterpretation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. It is called Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, basically it is the same characters and story with a sea monsters and underwater fantasy twist.

  21. Kell

    You’ve got one sweet little pup :) I can tell he’s a happy dog. I’ve been REALLY good not buying makeup/beauty products…… which I’m happy about!

  22. DonnaN

    awe! I wuv your Santa Paws!! I dress mine up as Kona-the-Reindeer!!

    I’ve been so busy (40+ hours of OT in the last two weeks….Christmas is going to be Sa-WEEET!!!)

    I did go and use my VIB gift—I got the Michael Kors Island Rollerball set (it has HAWAII, which I love and need to find a bottle of on eBay!!)

    I also found myself smak-DAB in the middle of MAC today (don’t know HOW that happened)…..two lipsticks made their way home with me—Ruby Woo (thanks for that profile, btw…) and D-Squared’s Blood Red.

    Now, I have to behave until Christmas… more gifting for myself (pinky-swear…..)

  23. Cherie

    Awwww, puppy!!! Too cute :) Christine – do you go overboard buying him gifts for Christmas??? I always did with my pets!

    Umbra F&F sale:
    – loads of household items from curtain rods to towel bars to waste baskets, etc.

    Highest price we paid for any one item was $20 and lowest was $2!!!We got our house in September so this was perfect to spend way less on deckin’ out our pad.

    Trade Secrets (25% off coupon):
    – OPI in Pearls Night Out
    – Zoya in Jennifer (for my mama for Christmas)
    – Zoya in Cheri (umm how did I not have this name sake gorg polish before??)

    CCO in Buffalo (My first CCO visit EVER – wish we had these in Canada):
    – MAC Sunsonic l/s
    – MAC Too Pretty l/s (think that was the name – nice light pink lustre)
    – MAC Wintersky e/s (looking for this for ever!)
    – MAC Strada blush
    – MAC Silverstoke fluidline
    – a brown felt tip eye liner by Estee Lauder

    Lucky Brand Jeans outlet haul:
    – sexy new jeans
    – flowy brown/taupe blouse
    – bf got three pairs of jeans!!!! this is a big deal, btw. :)

    Well, yesterday my bf and I celebrated 4 years of dating with a night in Niagara Falls, Canada. Got a nice room for $69 and they gave us a $45 coupon for the Keg! Hello, great anniversary night in the Vegas of Ontario. <3

    I was given Jane Eyre back in 1997 as a gift and never read it. These past few weeks I finally started to read it, yes 12 years later and am HOOKED! Definately recommend to any romantic out there. Just get past the first bit and you will be dying to find out what happens next :)

    • LOL! Nah, too much. He already has toys all over the apartment, and I don’t need any help tripping over more of them, ha!

      Any good pet gifts, though? 😉

      Awesome haul! Congratulations on your four-year anniversary!!

  24. I’m a day late, but I just finished my finals yesterday and treated myself to Urban Decay’s Deluxe Shadow Box today with the $20 off $35! So excited to try it out! I actually got my UD Hautelook order yesterday and LOVE it so far!

    I did also pick up myself a pair of fuzzy socks from B&BW while finishing up my Christmas shopping on Thursday too though teehee.

  25. Tattoo Girl

    I got Too Faced Candlelight face powder, UD e/s in Gash, Grifter, Cherry, and S&M, about 8 nail polishes from Chine Glaze and OPI, MAC e/s in Lime, Bottle Green, Kelly, Sour Lemon, Deep Damson, Indian Ink, Vellum, and Soot, and some more Fix+.