Friday, October 18th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Guerlain Crazy Meteorites, MAC Divine Night!
  • Weekend plans:  Swatching/testing/reviewing!
  • Pen or pencil?:  Pen!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Someone spotted a bug! I love that his forehead wrinkles when he’s thinking!

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80 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #206

  1. Finallyyyy I was successful in grabbing vice 2 by UD …
    missed out vol 1 n was feeling bad …
    so UD vice 2 n one liner in lucky to avail free shipping ..

    it may reach in a month or two but m happy :)
    wanted ud revolution lipstick too but aahhhhhh they r not LE so controlled

    weekend plans ….. may go out for movie :)

    pen or pencil …. pencilllllll all over the place …
    With 5 yr old u can expect that

  2. Mary Brenner

    Well I did some Xmas shopping this week so this is what I ended up with:
    1. Bobbi Brown Twilight Pink Palette, 2. The Smashbox Wondervision eye set in “sparks” along with the lipgloss set. 3. Several bath bombs from the Lush Holiday collection, 4. The Tarte TSV set from QVC (this will not air until Nov 18 but I pre-ordered it) 5. The Ciate nail lab kit :) ( I want it) and one thing for ME! The Guerlain Crazy Meteorites!!

    Weekend Plans…..Gotta work this weekend ! (YAY O/T)

    Pen!!!

  3. Mac eyeliner – teddy, and lustering lipstick. Loving both.
    It’s a working Saturday but hopefully Sunday will be a lazy non stressed day.
    Pencil, anytime.

  4. Aida

    Haul: Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, Max Factor mascaras (false lash effect, 2000 calories, 2000 calories waterproof), Revlon Matte top coat.

    Weekend plans: relaxing

    Pen or pencil?: I like both

  5. Veronica

    Haul: Cargo Blu-Ray Hi-Def blush in Pink, Revlon LE Lip Butters in Invite Only and Provocative, NYX eyeshadows in True Taupe, Iced Mocha, Ash, Taupe, Bare My Soul, Sparks, Emotion, Amber Fire, Sensual. I went to New York and may have gone a little crazy. :P I’m going on a semi-No Buy after this, as I want to nab a few Z-palettes and clean up my collection a tad before getting anything else.

    Weekend Plans: Lots and lots of work. o_o My hospital is so understaffed right now.

    Pen or Pencil: Pencil for exams, pen for everything else. (At my job, we’re not even allowed to use pencil!)

    • What design/style of Z-palette are you leaning towards?

      • Veronica

        I’ll probably pick up the Pro palette, plus a medium and small sized palette for traveling. I’ve already started depotting some of my singles and placing them in little boxes because I just got fed up with all the clutter. Have to say it’s a lot easier than I expected it to be – more time consuming than anything else!

  6. Haul: Chanel Enigma, off ebay (US version :))!
    Weekend plans: Not much. I’m going to work, and some friends and I might take a night stroll in town.
    Pen or pencil? Pen!

  7. Haul: Nada for cosmetic. ;)
    I did get in 12 black lace appliques that I started to hand beading with sequins and czech beads, then glue down pearls and rhinestone.

    Weekend plans: Christmas shopping with my Mom.

    Pen or pencil?: Pencil! I draw for always pencil.

  8. Nicki :)

    Hauling: Too faced Favorite things set, Gimmie Some Lip for gifts and Ocho Loco for me
    Plans: Working and wrapping.

  9. fabiola

    Christine, Mellan gets cuter and cuter. I love him wearing his Jersey.
    Haul mac perfectly poised msf, and mac stares & speculation fluidline, it might go back, not a bad quality, but I am not impressed.
    I also got my cosmetic-love package: skin79 green bb cream, tony moly tomatox and appletox.
    Weekend plans, chores and more chores.
    PEN.

  10. I prepaid for the MAC Stroke of Midnight coral lip and cheek bag, the pink lip and cheek bag, and the mineralize brush set. While I don’t physically have it yet, I think the $200 I spent definitely qualifies as a haul. I’m really glad the Divine Night collection didn’t grab me, because the other two holiday collections certainly did.

  11. A. Mar

    Haul: OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, Suzi Loves Cowboys and Bastille My Heart. Long Winter Soap Co. perfume oils in Dark Witch and Apparition. Then I picked up Lime Crime’s Serpentina lipstick. I know the stories but I’ve wanted to test the quality. The reviews I’ve found vary so I gave in. I’m a sucker for odd lipstick shades and I just don’t know enough brands with the options.

    Weekend plans: Not a ton. Farmer’s market and writing. The gentleman has been ill so it will be a weekend of forcing him to stay in bed when he’s able.

    Pen or pencil?: Pen! I always carry too many.

  12. Mellan, why do you have to be so cute all the time? :D

    Haul: Cure Natural Aqua Gel; Guerlain Blanc de Perle Mattifying Hydrating Emulsion Brightening Pearl Perfection and Parure de Lumiere Light Diffusing Foundation in Ambre Clair (32); Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze, NARS Powder Blush in Dolce Vita

    Weekend plans: Get a massage and go shopping for Christmas gifts. :)

    Pen or pencil?: I say pen, because I can’t sign important documents with a pencil.

  13. ■Haul: Still debating on the Hourglass Ambient Powder trio…
    ■Weekend plans: Work and homework, meh.
    ■Pen or pencil?: Pencil all day

  14. It’s definitely turning cccold here after a week of beautiful warm sunny weather and now my JRT is already sporting a doggie coat. Mellan looks uber dapper in his.

    ❅ Haul: I’ve gone a bit nuts over the past two weeks and will have a number of orders coming in, but happily I’ve curtailed myself enough on recent collections that I thought I would be nuts about and wasn’t to end up finding a handful of real winners: Chanel Joues in Accent from the holiday collection is just about the most perfect fall blush I’ve found and yet still remains subtle looking. However, the best of the best this week goes to the folks at GA who have nailed it again with their new cream version of Maestro foundation. I’m in freaking love! Everything that was slightly problematic (emphasis on dry patches) with the liquid version has been solved with the cream version which is better suited to aging/dry/combination skin IMO. I don’t know how they do it, but they’ve got this whole vulcan meld thing with the skin down to an art. I’m sorry NARS, but your radiant cream foundation isn’t in the same ball park..at least for my skin. Last but not least, MUD corrector palette. Now I have it, I cannot live without this baby, particularly peach shades 1 and 2.

    ❅ Weekend Plans: Splitting wood for the woodstove in preps for winter

    ❅ Pen or Pencil: Definitely pen!

    Have a great weekend ✌

    • Is it the cream compact of Maestro, Wendy? Might have to try it!

      • yes! glides on beautifully and similar to my experience with the liquid the coverage looks very light until it blends with the skin and even in outside light it doesn’t look like a layer sitting on top of skin. Don’t know how they do that, but I know I love it.

    • I did NOT need to read this about the Armani foundation! Good think there’s no Armani counter near me (though that doesn’t help me when I go to “the big city”)

      • I ordered on-line from Nordies.. went with same shade(s)–4.0 and 4.5–I use for Maestro liquid and they are consistent. Not to enable you further ╍●‿●╍.

  15. Haul: Lush Christmas goodies!

    Weekend plans: Hopefully spend some quality time with the boyfriend. We both need it.

    Pen or pencil?: Pen.

  16. Abby

    Haul: All NARS! Sheer Glow Foundation, Eye Paint in Mesopotamia, Pure Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam, Multi-Action Toner

    Weekend Plans: A few hours overtime at the office, then hibernate!

    Pencil or Pen: Pen, I hate constantly sharpening pencils

  17. Haul: MAC Scene to Be Seen MSF, MAC Stares & Speculation Fluidline, MAC Flair for Finery Lipstick, GA Flash Lip Lacquer in 107 and 524, Hakuhodo J004G Eye Shadow Brush Round & Flat x2, 3 more acrylic pencil holders for my brushes.

    Weekend plans: Study

    Pen or pencil?: Definitely pencil!!!

      • But.. but… it was marked as new ._. lol

        I think it might be similar to MAC 239, which is a size and shape I’ve really missed in the Hakuhodo line of brushes.

        • Please for all that is holy in brushes let me know. I LOVE THE 239. Honestly, if I could only use one eye brush, that would be the one. I have not seen any brand successfully match it ni shape, density, and size.

          I was totally SHOCKED that Hakuhodo didn’t have one (within their extensive range).

  18. Denise S.

    Haul: I got the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette I ordered from Sephora in the mail yesterday. I tried the 1st shade and liked it very much.

    Weekend plans: Housework, might check out the new Carrie movie

    Pen or pencil: Ink pen.At first I thought you were talking about eyeliners, lol

  19. -Haul: Zoya Sailor & Hourglass Ambient LIghting Palette

    -Weekend plans: Homework/studying for midterms

    -Pen or pencil?: Pencil

  20. Rikki B

    Haul: Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Brush Set, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, Mac LS in You Got it and Flair for Finery, UD Vice 2 Palette, UD Black Market Eyeliner Set and Feminine Palette (the last two are for holiday gifts!)
    Weekend plans: NOTHING!! YAY!! LOL.
    Pen/Pencil: PEN! I hate the noise of pencil lol.

  21. Haul: MAC Contructivist Paint Pot (to my delight, they got more in stock); I also placed a substantial Clarins order today (it’s their “time to choose” bonus/GWP) but I won’t have it for a few weeks (if you pre-order, you get extra goodies; I’m always up for extra goodies)

    Weekend plans: I’m doing a 30-day yoga challenge so that will be a substantial part of my weekend – going to yoga classes.

    Pen or pencil: pen (even for crossword puzzles, though when I try Sudoku, I use pencil because I’m really lame at it)

  22. Nicole

    Haul: I’m still shopping my stash. This week I rediscovered MAC Vanilla and Remotely Gray together with Armani Sheer Blush No 5.
    Weekend plans: Sleeping, reading, workout (Zumba and Lean Machine programm) and get to know my new mobile phone.
    Pen or pencil?: Errr… in my Moleskines I prefere pencils, at work writing with pens.

  23. Haul: OCC Nail Polish and Lip Tar in Strumpet. I’m officially obsessed and feel compelled to buy more! LOL!

    Weekend plans: Running errands and paperwork; might catch a movie.

    Pen or Pencil? Pen, or mechanical pencil! I’m a lefty so regular pencils seem to always smudge.

  24. Haul: Konad Stamping Set (it’s really fun!) and Clinique lipsticks in Merlot & Go Fig. I also cashed in some Sephora points and got a mini Dior Miss Dior perfume, a small Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum and a Formula X nail polish sample in Pyrotechnic.

    Weekend plans: Making Frankenstein cupcakes for my friend’s party tomorrow. I also have to start writing a screenplay for my Screenwriting class.

    Pen or Pencil?: Pen! (I’m hardcore). :)

  25. Bre

    Hauled a lot this week!! On to the goodies:

    1.Nars Goodbye Emmanuella L/S & Amchoor N/P
    2.Deborah Lippman I Wanna be Sedated N/P

    Sephora F&F Haul:
    Givenchy Le Rouge #306 & #307
    Hourglass Femme Rouge L/S Ballet
    Hourglass Hidden Concealer
    Hourglass Ambient Light Trio
    Peter Thomas Roth lashes to die mascara
    Dior Mascara Base

    Weekend plans: color my hair & rest!

    Pen R Pencil? Definitely pen!

    Have a great weekend everyone :)

  26. Haul: Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder, Guerlain Crazy Pressed Meteorites, MAC MSF’s in Perfectly Poised and Centre of Attention (a little commentary… I think they have gone up in price again… probably my last purchase of MSF’s) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette – which is beautiful!
    Plans: Homework and work on narratives for report cards. And Once Upon a Time is on Sunday!
    Pen or Pencil: Pen – in as many different colors as I can get!

    • <3 Guerlain haul!

      The MSFs are pricier this time around, at least because of the "special" packaging - not sure if it is permanently increased, though.

  27. Ipsy Glam Bag, does it count? ;)
    1) Boots No.7 sale Walgreens.com
    Skin Illuminator – pink
    Lip liner – nude
    4 brushes:
    foundation
    concealer
    powder blush brush
    eyeshadow blend & contour
    2) Monda stainless steel mixing palette
    3) Graftobian Magic Set
    4) 3 WnW lippies
    5) Rimmel waterproof eye kohl – nude

  28. Haul: A whole bunch of Sue Devitt. It’s gone out of the business, so the whole lot is 75% off at Macy’s. I wasn’t familiar with this brand before, but I discovered her gel foundation in Tanami is my perfect match. I’ll have to troll eBay now and stockpile it!
    Weekend plans: I think it’s going to be a mellow weekend. I’d like to see a movie, but I don’t know what’s out. Any recommendations?
    Pen or pencil?: Black ink has always been my favorite medium for drawing! You’d think I’d be better at eyeliner then…

    • Oh no, really?! My mother-in-law loves their eyeshadow palettes! :(

      We saw Gravity and really liked it!

      • I’ve heard a lot of good things about Gravity!

        Yes, I don’t know any more than that, though. But the SD eyeshadow palettes are really gorgeous. I also love her cream to powder blushes. Tell your m-i-l that there are still a lot of products on the Macy’s website, but they aren’t as heavily discounted as in-store. I’ll probably go back in a week or so and see what’s left super cheap!

  29. Avatar of liz liz

    Haul: a sample of OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie. I’d never tried it before but omg I’m in love. new favorite lipstick color and formula. I can’t wait to get a tube of it.

    Weekend plans: checking out crafts and eating traditional Maine hole baked beans at my town’s HarvestFest tomorrow!

    Pen or pencil?: pencil all the way. my handwriting looks so much cuter in pencil.

  30. Florence

    Haul: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in BG930

    Weekend Plans: I was going to hangout with my best friends, however, I’m in bed because of toothache. Already went to the dentist and still have to go again on Monday. :(

    Pen or Pencil? Pencil