Friday, September 27th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: It should arrive today, but my Bath & Body Works order from last week!
  • Weekend plans:  Need to think of 31 questions to ask all of you for October! (I get all of the weekly topics/daily questions ready all at the end of each month for the next.) Any ideas? :)
  • When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: President. CEO.  The big honcho.  I grew up very much wanting to be like my mom! (She is and was my role model.)

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Yesterday was game day :)  It says “Wide Retriever” on the back, LOL!

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90 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #203

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laurel Laurel

    Haul: I went a little crazy at Ulta last weekend and got Lorac Unzipped Palette, Benefit Rockateur, Too Faced Bronzed and poreless, UD Liar lipstick, two butter london polishes and the nail foundation, Lorac Exposed blush, NYX liquid illuminator, NYX jumbo pencil in milk and yogurt, It cosmetics bye bye undereye concealer, and some other stuff that I can’t remember. I also bought the Too Faced 3 way liner, Bare Escentuals Well Rested eye brightener (the pen), and Laura Gellar the real deal concealer all of which I’m returning because I don’t like the Too Faced, the BE does absolutely nothing, and the LG concealer feels almost silicone-y which I don’t like. I’ll probably get the Lorac Pro palette instead and the new IT Cosmetics bye bye undereye corrector because I love the concealer.

    Weekend plans: Continuing to get over this cold/sinusitis thing that seems to be going around and seeing my boyfriend! Oh and a mall run of course!

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: A lawyer! I’m putting off the LSAT though…so I should probably get on that

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Hmm, questions…Is there a a product that isn’t exceptionally well regarded or reviewed quality-wise?

    Haul: I finally found a display with Revlon’s fall LE collection that wasn’t completely wiped out, so I grabbed the lipglosses in Bejewled (pinky lavender), Adorned (sparkly fuschia), and Embellished (purpled burgundy with sparkle). My roommate also gave me Lipstick Queen’s Red Sinner for my birthday. :)

    Weekend plans: Hanging out with a few friends on Saturday and playing video games like the total dweebs. Also, filling out and sending off college applications (SO PRICEY).

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: Anthropologist! Then I realized there was no money in it when I got older, so I switched to medicine. :P

    • Hey Veronica!

      Can you clarify this question suggestion? Do you mean something that you love but others don’t?

    • Wise choice switching from Anthropology to Med :P I love the subject though!

      My of my classmates in Nursing also switched from Anthropology.

      • You guys are scaring me, haha. I’m an anthropology major at NYU. :)

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

        Yeah, one of my coworkers has a daughter with a PhD in anthropology, and while she loves the field, she is definitely struggling financially. If it wasn’t for her parents being able to help her, she and her husband would be in trouble. It’s definitely a field where networking is vital. For my own piece…my mother grew up poor, and I was raised working class, so I’m a little too pragmatic to have romantic notions about the relationship between money and happiness, haha. I knew I wanted to help people, and I wanted to work in a field that I didn’t have to worry about drowning in school debt, so pharmacy is what I ultimately settled on.

  3. Haul: Lots of fabric, finding and beads. Also picked up Urban Decay’s Streak lipstick and lip pencil with my 10% off VIB card in store. Disappointed that non of the holidays sets were in store. lol

    Weekend plans: Still organizing my place a bit. Sewing a dress I hope for Halloween. ;)

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: I think a worrier princess when I was super young! But really most of the time I didn’t have any “when you grew up” dreams for the future because I was so ostracized by my peers for begin different in grade school I didn’t feel like I had a place in the world. >___>

  4. Haul:
    MyChelle Serious Hyaluronic serum
    Burberry Splash palette 02 Hot Tropic
    Chanel 29 Lagons quad
    Dior lip glow balm
    Dior 506 Alexa nail polish (an exclusive to Dillard’s for their 75th anniversary)
    Anastasia brow wiz in Ebony (perfect for black hairs brows)
    Wet ‘N’ Wild megalast nail polish Taking The Red-eye

    Weekend plans: relax, go for a hike now that the summer heat is finally gone, visit Noah’s Ark animal sanctuary.

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor, mainly because my dad was hoping I would go for medical school… That never happened :)

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mar A. Mar

    Haul: For beauty, I picked up the jumbo Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer. Otherwise, it was a clothing week for me. Two pairs of jeans, a tank, and some wedges. Finally picked up a locket from For Strange Women that I’d lusted after for a while.

    Weekend plans: Grocery store, raiding the place I buy incense so I can stockpile.

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: For years, I had set myself on studying astronomy. I picked up my father’s sense of adventure and wonder. It was all I wanted to learn about as a kid. I read book after book when I was young. However, I found myself going to school for political science. I did maintain my love for the topic. The Gentleman is the astrophysicist. I could listen to him talk for hours.

    • Astrophysicist is one of the most impressive job titles ever, seriously. It makes my jaw drop!

      What do you like best about poli sci? I got one of my bachelor degrees in PS but never really got into it myself.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mar A. Mar

        I used to listen to my conservative grandfather debate my liberal father. They very much had the father/son dynamic but they never took things personally. There was plenty they agreed on. They’re both socially liberal but financially conservative. It was listening to them discuss those two or so topics that were the most important to them. Topics that differed by age or experience. They always found the common ground that united them. It was fascinating to listen to them.

        Toward the end of my bachelor’s degree, the Mexican drug war started. The majority of my mother’s side of the family lives in Mexico so I took an emphasis on Latin American politics, U.S.-Mexico relations and the drug trade/drug war. I imagine my attachment stemmed from finding a focus that had personal meaning for me.

        • Thank you for sharing! I love that your dad and grandfather could openly debate but do it well and objectively. I can imagine how interesting it must be to listen to them–I bet you’ve learned a lot (as well as about debate!). it’s great how that personal connection gave you focus and added meaning to something you were already interested (unfortunate, of course, that it was the Mexican drug war).

  6. Since his is near the end of the month, I’m not making any hauls at present, nor am I expecting delivery of any.
    I do plan to make at least a small haul from Youngblood in the near future. I want to try their loose powder eyeshadows, and their pressed rice powder. And they have a new blush that looks pretty good.
    As for questions, why not(if this ground hasn’t already been covered): What is the first beauty product you remember buying and loving?

  7. Haul:
    Not much this week. I bought two Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.

    Weekend Plans:
    I’m going to help my BFF build her website and probably work on some blog posts.

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    When I was super little I wanted to be a veterinarian but then I realized that I would have to put dogs to sleep and I didn’t like that. Then I wanted to be a painter, and that’s what I am! xx

  8. TLC

    Haul: Urban Decay’s lipstick in F-Bomb, body butter from The Body Shop and Givenchy Perfume in Black Dalia.

    Weekend Plans: taking the kids to all of their activities. It will be a busy weekend like usual.

    What did I want to be when I grew up: nurse or lawyer. I am neither but that is ok.

  9. Mellan looks adorably mortified :D

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Haul: I went a bit crazy the last 2 weeks (so crazy, I forgot I’d even bought stuff In time for last week’s Free for Haul Friday) so…..IT Cosmetics Showstopper (Celebration Foundation and buffing brush, their new corrector and brush and the No. 50 primer they make); Benefit’s Gimme Brow (love it) and this week, MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl, Studio Careblend Powder, Nars Nouveau Monde eye shadow duo and with my VIB points, I got a fabulous little Bobbi Brown palette with blush (Pale Pink) and 4 eye shadows (Bone, Saddle, Mauve something or other and one more dark shade – I’m at school so can’t check the names)
    Weekend plans: going across the border for a bit of shopping and will be picking up the Tarte mineral powder foundation and brush as they’re so much more expensive here in Canada than in the US
    When I was a kid, I wanted to be the female lead in The Avengers – either Diana Rigg or Joanna Lumley would have been fine with me; failing that, a prima ballerina!

  11. ■Haul: The Vice 2 Palette. SO pretty to look at but I’m not sure what to do with it because I prefer to use mostly matte eyeshadows…Al the pretty colors though… SIGH.
    .■Weekend plans: Out for a movie with friends tonight, brunch and math tutoring with a friend tomorrow, Spending time with my family on Sunday, and going to a gun range with my boyfriend on Monday. I’ve never even touched a loaded firearm, but I’m mostly amused my bf is entrusting me with a loaded weapon… Should be interesting, haha!
    ■When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: A scientist and a fashion designer. I suppose a beauty /fashion obessed nurse is as close as I’m going to get to that, hahaha!

    • I think one of the easiest combos is a frosty shade on the inner lid/lid, and then a matte in the crease :) Mix what you’re familiar with one or two new shades!

  12. Haul: I picked up Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color in Scarab and Funky Fingers Nail Polish in Sand & Stilettos.

    Weekend plans: Tomorrow I am making banana cream cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, and I will also be attending NYC Pagan Pride Day! I first went to PPP back in 2003. :)

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: Paula Abdul! LOL, I’m kidding. I wanted to be a writer, because I was the best writer at my school. It came naturally to me. I also toyed with the idea of being a marine biologist. Now I am a makeup artist/anthropologist.

  13. thats super exciting while I write this :
    the questions …
    as you have readers across the globe , why dont you dedicate the month to their “FAV from their part of world”
    questions like –
    1 . The makeup season you are most excited in your country …
    ans . for us Indians it is always the month of festivals ” OCT” / “NOV”
    2 . The T.V. star you follow for looks
    ans . Ahhhh I love shilpa shetty , she was actress but now she is judge of a reality show and her looks evrytime kills meeeee

    3. The movie star you are impressed with her looks and how it changed over time …
    ans . Kareen kapoor and deepika padukone

    This way , we as readers can see the star / actor and would know more about her looks / makeup/ skills

    i hope it doesnt sound too confusing .

  14. Haul : hmmmm nothing much yaa … but little excited for next week as am going for a small holiday with family
    Weekend Plans : son’s skating class and then some packing and cleaning
    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher … for obvious reason … like to give orders and keep children disciplined

  15. Some ideas for questions:

    1) Do you have any weird reasons for not using a certain product (i.e. a girl you hated used a certain lipstick and that’s why you won’t buy it)?

    2) Do you find yourself buying from certain brands repeatedly, or do you actively seek out other brands and new products?

    3) Glitter and shimmer- do you despise them, tolerate them or love them?

  16. Haul: Nothing, yet again!

    Weekend plans: giving a private lesson in Latin (with a new student!), shopping (the lesson will pay for it!), and working, because I can’t always have fun!

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: The specifics changed from time to time, but I know I’ve always wanted to do a long college course (which I am doing now), to work in a tough, demanding and exciting field, whatever that may be (I was a driven kid!).

  17. Question: If you had to chose one type of makeup product (like foundation, eyeshadow, blush) that you could NEVER wear again, what would it be?

    Haul: Hakuhodo G5519BkSL Powder Brush, Hakuhodo G5518BkSL Highlight Brush round, Le Metier de Beaute Radiance Blush in Whisper, Chanel eyeshadow quad in Seduction, Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara in Prune.

    Weekend plans: Study

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: When I was really, really young (like 4 or 5) I wanted to be a teacher. In junior high I wanted to be an architect. I’m currently working on a bachelor in engineering and will hopefully continue with a master’s degree in micro and nano technology later on.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn keG

    haul-MAC spring 14 forecast for lips
    weekend-working, and veg fest-DC
    grown up-a model

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    Haul: UD Vice 2, and (although not within the makeup budget…), NARS Copacabana Multiple-I won an ebay auction, and got it for just over $15.00, full-size.

    I played around with Vice 2 last night, and I discovered Prank over NYX Electric Blue Jumbo Pencil is really amazing!

    Plans: My daughter was invited to a classmates birthday party. It’s going to be at a video game place, and I think she’s the only girl invited (the boys love her already…). After that, we’ll head to the mall.

    What I wanted to be: A ballerina; I trained heavily for most of the years between 4-19 (I took time off around 12-13), but I realized at 5’3″, I just wasn’t tall enough.

    • Aww, you worked so hard for so long :( It seems like you’re in a good place now, though, so I imagine you’ve found a way to happiness even though you didn’t become a ballerina.

  20. Nicole

    Haul: Nothing. I am happy to use some products and samples up, so I don’t need and want to buy new ones.
    Weekend plans: Tomorrow, I meet a 16 yearold teenager for shopping, coffee, late lunch and lots of chatting. She received some of my makeup I haven’t used for about one year (MAC quad, blush, beauty powder, brush and another eye shadow) and I am really looking foreward for her reaction. I hope she likes it.
    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: Teacher in elementary school.

    Ideas for next month’ questions, I hope you find some inspiration:
    What scent do you prefere for a scented candle?
    Are there any scents you can’t smell?
    Think 3 or 5 years back. Are there any products / brushes / lipsticks etc. your loved back then and still today?
    How do you store your brushes?
    What is you signature lipstick / eyeshadow for a date / girl’s night / work / wedding / shopping / concert?
    Do you use any apps to inventory your makeup?
    What do you think of Clarisonic? Do you use ir? Did you stop using it and why?
    Which cleanser doesn’t work for you and why?
    Have you ever layered mascara? What is your experience?
    What do you think of non-forming cleansers? According to Caroline Hirons philosophy of skincare.
    What do you think of using a wash cloth to remove your makeup? Does it make a difference compared to using just water or cotton balls?
    How long do you use a mascara before tossing it away? Do you use several mascara parallel?
    Do you highlight and contour every day or just to special occations?
    Is there a product or color you really miss that is not available anymore / limited edition / not invented yet?
    Which companies are not available in your country?
    Did you get in trouble with duty because of makeup?
    What are your recommendations to prevent blisters on your feet?
    Princess Mary of Denmark is on the cover of an Austalian magazine. Other magazines write about Princess Kate’s style. Do you adore or copy the princess’ style?
    Which person (actor, singer, tv host) is a natural beauty from your point of view?
    What is your go-to nail polish?
    What are the colors you wear mainly in fall / autumn?
    What products do you usually carry in your handbag?

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Icequeen Icequeen81

    oooh soooo sweet he looks so good in his shirt

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of liz liz

    Haul: a bunch of stuff from NYX! butter gloss in Peaches & Cream, matte lip cream in Sao Paolo, powder blush in Bourgeois Pig, a taupey brown nude matte shadow, a Wonder Pencil, HD shadow base, and a sharpener! I can’t wait for it all to get here so I can play with it, hehehe.

    Weekend plans: well, I just got my learner’s permit, so hopefully I’ll be able to drive a little bit. I also might make some apple crisp, and I have some laundry to do.

    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: a paleontologist! I still like dinosaurs, but I don’t want to study them anymore. I just want to paint them.

  23. Jenn

    Haul: A bit broke but I do need shampoo, some location for cracked heels and maybe drop by a nail supply store for some CND Vinylux polishes and Zoya after I get my practice swim suits.
    Weekend plans: Swim practice, Jolyn trunk sale (buying my suits), study, get waxed, get ready for a swim meet next week.
    Oh and I wanted to be an Olympic figure skater growing up. By the way, I can’t figure skate so I guess swimming will have to do…

  24. Haul: Marc Jacobs foundation, Let the Good Times Roll, MAC All Fired Up lipstick, MAC Kiss Me Quick lipliner.

    Weekend Plans: Nothing much. I am meeting my grandparents for lunch on Sunday, but otherwise I will be catching up on sleep.

    What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was little I wanted to be an astronaut, until I saw Apollo 13. Then I wanted to be a vet, until I realized you had to put animals to sleep. So, I finally settled on physical therapist. Now I only have one year until I graduate from physical therapy school!

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jo Jo

    Haul: MUA Smokin’ palette and two Collection Gothic Glam lipsticks (UK based)
    Weekend plans: Relax and watch Strictly Come Dancing
    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: Someone that does autopsys, preferably alien ones. My dad getting me to watch the X Files at the age of 8 might have influenced this!

  26. I spent money like I’m married to a billionaire (lol)! I had a Sephora haul and bought MUFE HD foundation for the 1st time, UD Vice 2 palette, Buxom waterproof eyeliner in “Here’s My Number” (new favorite), a new Anastasia brow wiz pencil, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light and received Sephora’s “Bite” lipstick. Nordstroms haul (triple points): Mac 213 and 217 brushes and numerous perfume samples – Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and Boucheron (future Xmas hauls). Mac: RiRi Bad girl gone good blush, the lipsticks in Nude and Who’s That Chick, the Duo Fibre face brush ( totally cute and impractical for my Vanity table) and lastly 2 pan powder blushes Format and Sweet As Cocoa for my pro palette. I’ll be very cute and smell good while I’m eating PB&J sandwiches at my desk.

    Plans: celebrating my Mom’s birthday on September 28th. Happy birthday all you Fall babies!

    When I was a kid I wanted to be a lawyer. I’ve been practicing law (litigator/ employment discrimination law) for 19 years now. My childhood dream came true…:).

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catherine Catherine Novak

    Haul: Fabric store: Fleece for two winter poncho-style coats in charcoal and plum plus novelty prints for crafting holiday gifts.
    Also- A black leather fold-over handbag with oversized goldtone zippers.

    Potential Question: Does the presence of added fragrance in cosmetics and skin care products influence whether or not you purchase?

    This weekend: Housework until noon. Prep front yard and plant some (hopefully) ‘deerproof’ flowering bulbs. Work on sewing projects later.

    What I wanted to be when I grew up: A fashion or costume designer.
    I did theatrical costuming in college and in my 20s for a performing group. Now that I’m retired, I have a LOT of creative hobbies, including perfumery.That’s especially fun since (IMHO) most newer commercial perfumes are too fleeting, uninteresting, obscenely expensive or sometimes all three. I adore TF’s Amber Absolute, though. Own it, wear it, and love it! (and, heh-heh-heh, trying desperately to reverse engineer it, too, since it’s been discontined! Now THAT’S a challenge.)

    • What’s your favorite perfume you’ve created?

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catherine Catherine

        I love amber, and roses, so my favorite creation is a vintage style Rose-Amber blend called “Chiarina Rosegold”. The base is -Labdanum, Benzoin, Tolu, and Vanilla, the heart- Bulgarian Rose Absolute, and topnotes are- Murcott Tangerine and Lemon.
        I don’t work 100% natural-botanic, but the aroma chems I use are mostly the same materials from The Golden Age of Perfumery, 1915-1959, rather than the harsher, more powerful chems recently invented. “Chiarina” is the name of my hobby perfumery.
        Thanks for asking!

  28. Haul: What didn’t I buy this week?! I think I went to Ulta every day because they were having all those awesome beauty-deals-of-the-day. So bummed I missed out on the Cargo eyeshadow palette though! Anyway: all four Japonesque 150 degree brushes because I like a gimmick…er, innovation, Ecotools false eyelashes, Physician’s Formula mascara duo for blue eyes, NP Set Calming Primer (smells so good!), Wet n Wild Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette, Pond’s BB Cream, Palladio rice powder, Ulta BB cream because Beautypedia recommended it, Pixi finishing powder, Smashbox undereye concealer, and a couple of NYX cream shadows (Olive Branch, Silver, and Chesnut).
    Weekend plans: My husband and I volunteer at the local Humane Society, so we will be walking dogs together!
    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, ha! I think that’s because that was the only thing I could think of. I’m now a technical writer, which I assure you is a much more suitable career path!

  29. Haul: MAC Brush Cleaner (I go through that so quickly!), Beauty Blender Cleanser Solid (so far it’s very effective for cleaning brushes, but I’m not sure if it’s “the one”! LOL, I still want to try other brush cleansers.), Benefit’s Feelin’ Dandy lip & cheek kit (Sephora exclusive).

    Weekend plans: Work on my portfolio (I need to get some comp cards made), work on some blog posts, and watch the Breaking Bad series finale!!! :-)

    Childhood aspirations: Since I was 11 years old I had planned on becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Then life happened and a couple years ago I realized that, at this time, my passion for the beauty industry outweighed my love for psychology. I still volunteer in the mental health field, which feeds my desire for helping others, and maybe in 25 years I’ll decide to become a therapist as a second career. However, for now I am right where want to be. :-)

    Possible Questions:
    What beauty-related books have you learned the most from (i.e. Kevin Aucoin, Bobbie Brown, Carmindy, Paula Begoun books.)?
    How much do you consider ingredients when shopping for makeup/skincare?
    Which limited edition/discontinued products would you love to see brought back?
    Which product(s) do you wear that people compliment you on the most?
    What facial feature of yours do you love the most?
    How do you feel about “aging gracefully” (i.e. not using Botox, fillers, or plastic surgery)?

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lacey Lacey J.

    Haul: So I broke my eyeshadow no buy this week for the third time, there was a bare escentuals 20% of sale last weekend and I just couldnt pass it up. Bare Minerals Ready eyeshadows are my favorite formulation so I picked up

    “The Happy Place” and “The Last Call,” the stunning blurple in that duo, why I had dreams about it. lol. jk. I also picked up two loose shadows, one in “Celestine” because of a Lucky Dip I saw Lauren Luke do ages ago, and “Heart”, because I just couldnt help myself when I was looking up swatches of Celestine I came across it. I can’t wait to try it all out tomorrow morning for work. I think it will be worth it in the end.

    I was planning on combining celestine with the happy place quad and see how it looks.

    Weekend Plans: Not much honestly, I used all of my going out money on those dang shadows haha. Oh priorities! Maybe go to the park one last time before it suddenly blizzards down here. Weather was not so great today.

    When I was a kid I honeslty wanted to be a ballerina, and then I realized I lack grace in all respects. LOL.

  31. Yesterday, in between classes, I went to MAC, Sephora, and then had lunch with my boyfriend (I bought him a burger for being a good sport!). At MAC, I got Nude lipstick and Bad Girl Gone Good blush from the RiRi collection, and then at Sephora I got a Light Storm liquid eyeshadow in Smoky Grape and Spectral Lacquer nail polish in Purple Wine from the Pantone Universe collection. They are all soooo pretty with such gorgeous packaging, and the Sephora + Pantone items were half-off! And tonight at Rite-Aid I saw a Revlon display with a gorgeous hot pink lipgloss that I might go back for (also because maybe the display will be restocked with the teal Lip Butter!).

    Over my weekend I’m finishing some homework from this week, and hopefully getting some sleep. Before I conked out yesterday, I was awake for 27 hours! Damn quiz and test.

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be something new pretty much every year :p but it was always something to do with being rich or famous ha ha. Now, I want to focus on my education (I love learning!) and then become a makeup artist, and if the opportunity to become an actress presents itself, I’ll ditch the piercings and crazy hair and seize it, I guess!
    Your childhood dream was kind of amazing…and now you’re the boss of Temptalia! That’s awesome.

  32. Haul: Oh boy, I have a mix of things coming – Annabelle, YSL, BH Cosmetics, PLNDR… This past week I’ve only received my Vice 2 palette though.
    Weekend Plans: Writing a few blog posts, doing my nails, completely reshaping my eyebrows, and filming/editing my first YouTube video!
    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: A receptionist at a tattoo shop… or a mermaid princess.

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ida Ida

    Haul: I recently bought Chanel Crushed Cherry which I am loving
    Weekend plans: Moving in with my boyfriend :D
    When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: I really wanted to be either mailman or librarian – I know, not the most traditional thing :P However I am now studying to be a make up artist and afterwards I am going to study radiography!

  34. Ari

    Haul: Lately I haven’t been able to go to many stores in person, so when I did this week I went a bit mad…
    – Chanel Mysterious Nail Polish – Awesome! Wears like iron, wonderful color.
    – Chanel Inimitable Mascara – I love this, but I don’t think its better than Lancome Deficils which is cheaper.
    – Buxom Full On Lipstick in Shanghai – The first of these lipsticks I’ve gotten, absolutely love it, wears well, great color and the crayon application makes it so easy.
    – Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in St. James – Hate it. The color is wonderful, but it won’t dry. I waited for 2 hours and it was still malleable. Also the polish is so pigmented that if you make a little mistake and try to clean it up you end up with color smeared all over your skin.
    – Bite Beauty Line & Define Discovery Set – Love the base and the formula of the pencils. I’ve been wearing the Rhubarb a lot, but I don’t think the Syrah (which they describe as a nude peach) is a good color for me.
    – Revlon Colorstay Foundation – yep, still hate it.
    – Boots Expert Toner – anyone who thinks this is a dupe for Bioderma probably hasn’t actually used Bioderma in a while.

    Weekend Plans: Finish my Grad school application. I’ve had it sitting there half done for 2 months, time to finish!

    When I was a kid I wanted to be an archaeologist. I got side tracked trying to become Josh Lyman for awhile, but the dream is back on, hence the grad school application.

  35. Questions
    If you could only own 5 beauty products what would they be
    What order do you put your skin care/ makeup on in the morning …. This might have been asked recently
    What has been your best beauty purchase in the last three months