Friday, November 29th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I haven’t received anything yet… but I did place a philosophy order this AM for Gingerbread Man (6 oz), Almonds & Cream, Barely Glazed, Cranberry Twirl, Golden Butter Candy, White Cranberry, Granny’s Homemade Apple Pie, Mulled Wine, and Raspberry Glazed… all shower gels!  I bought Mellan fancy shampoo (his skin’s been a little dry) earlier this week, does that count? ;)
  • Weekend plans:  I have a huge organization project ahead of me, and then I’d like to catch up on my backlog a bit!  Mostly recover from Thanksgiving food overload… you know, by stuffing myself full of it again for lunch and dinner today!
  • Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?:  I bought a few clothing pieces and a pair of booties at Nordstrom yesterday, plus a jacket for hubby.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


An older photo, but this is how he’s looked ALL DAY. So tired from Thanksgiving! (Too much attention!)

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85 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #212

  1. My dad ordered Sugarpill Stella, Tipsy, and Darling Chromalusts from the Black Friday sale for me. I also got the keychain with my own money. Less than five dollars and easier on my car key chain, why not?

    Also got the Shu Uemura Heart-Full palette for Nicholaus Day (German holiday – December 6th) so I’m waiting for that. Also waiting for a sweater from Forever 21. Taking over a week to be shipped, grumble grumble.
    Rikki Recently Posted: November 2013 Favoruites | closed captioned

  2. Aww sleepy Mellan! Such an angel :)

    Haul: Guerlain Les Voilettes pressed compact! I have you to thank for that! Also made an Omorovicza order including the Detox Pair (Thermal Cleansing Balm + Deep Cleansing Mask) and Copper Peel. Redeemed my “Pengo points” for a lip balm too! Hopefully I’ll have enough to last until next year’s Black Friday sale!

    Weekend plans: Staying home for work and the blog! I ran around quite a bit this week, and next week looks like a busy one as well. It’s great to have some down time :)

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: I bought the Karen Millen coat I’d been eyeing! I thought I’d have to wait for the sales in January, but everything’s 20% off so I went ahead. I have a “popular” size, and I don’t want to wait anymore just in case it’s sold out by that point :)

  3. Happy thanksgiving to Mellan , god bless you babyyyyyy and you are one luckiestttttt person on earth you know :D
    Shaun , whenever i see Christine’s smiling face , you always come in front of me , I have not seen you but i can see how much you guys are in love , it shows on her face and am sure on your face too . Bless you dear , thank you for everything and making this place better day by day .

    HAULLLLLL – yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Christine , I picked GUERLAIN Teneue De Perfection Foundation # 4 and GUERLAIN Crazy Pressed Meteriotes ( spell check )
    Hubby is not back in town , will get my stuff on tuesday along with my allll SEPHORA HAUL , this is the first time my stuff reached me so quickly .
    Half of the time it takes monthssss and all the excitement dies , but this time god has been kind and I got my stuff really quick :D

    Weekend Plans – As hubby is not here , have to take my son to mall , he is so bored … shall go tom and spend the whole day there ( this is what we have planned hahha )

    Non Beauty deals – nooo nothing but am happy to be able to pick UD set , crossing fingers that it gets shipped , i am grinning with joy :D
    Rashmi Recently Posted: GUERLAIN Rouge G Jewel Lipstick # 28 Genna : Review and FOTD

    • Aww, I will pass that on to Shaun! :) I am sure it will make him smile.

      Fingers crossed that the UD lipsticks ship ASAP!

      • :) :)

        order shippeddd yaaa :D :D hahha am feeling like i scored something really big :D three lipsticks am sure i will neverrrr use hahah but still am happy :D

        more excited for GUERLAIN stuff , will share how they look on my skin

        my frnds scared me little , whyyyy did you picked CRAZY ?

        i said , its okay , if it doesnt show up , I am happy , it is collectors item
        as it is there are so many things i picked which am not using but just the thought of owning it makes me feel happy :D
        totally dedicate crazy to you dear :D

        also picked MAC RIRI WOO Lipstick today , i liked gloss more and immed. confirmed from your post also
        but have so many glosses … so thought let me wait for sometime :D

        these days i want to buy Guerlain / YSL / CHANEL more …
        slowly making my stash better D:
        Rashmi Recently Posted: GUERLAIN Rouge G Jewel Lipstick # 28 Genna : Review and FOTD

  4. Haul: Some new nail polish, and a cold cream from Kiehl’s

    Weekend plans: Mexican dinner and a rockabilly concert tomorrow with friends, gonna be fun!

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: Nope, because we don’t have Black Friday here.

  5. Haul: Nothing this week.

    Weekend plans: Putting up the tree at my parents place and weeding thorough their ornaments again.

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: Nay! There usually noting I want in none beauty buys and in Canada we are only getting a few items on sale this weekend per store. ;)
    Ani_BEE Recently Posted: Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Palette Part 1: Swatches & Review

  6. Avatar of Clio Clio

    Nail polish! Three Revlon parfumeries and one of the new Essie holiday top coats.

  7. Jenn

    Haul: Wen Purifying, Stilla palette volume 2, Purity- all at Sephora. Peace on Earth and pomegranate merginue body wash by philosophy- all from Nordstrom. Maybe a Crazy Metrorites Pressed Powder from Neiman? Well Wen and Stilla are in shipment. Thank god I still have my VIB free ship :)
    Weekend plans: Swim practice, maybe shopping and I’m studying for finals, doing a paper and midterms!
    BF non-Beauty Deals: H&M, Hollister and Hot Topic. Uniqulo, but I think it was already cheap.

  8. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Haul: Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer, Revlon ColorStay Undereye Concealer, Dr. Bronner’s Lavender castile soap (for my daughter), derma-e Refining Vitamin A Wrinkle Cream (I need a heavier moosturizer now that the weathers cooler).

    Plans: *Finally* place my NARS order; I’ve had a few items in my cart for a few weeks, and I’ve been trying to cut a few things out, but with the 20% off code, I think I can keep an extra item (…or 2). I also plan to hit BB&B, as I have an armload of coupons, and we’re having lunch at Boston Market. After that, we’ll hit the mall, but I don’t know if I’ll actually buy anything there. I finished my shopping in November, so I have no gifts to buy!

    Black Friday deals: Nope, unless my aforementioned NARS haul counts.

  9. I just took advantage of Sugarpill’s black friday sale and bought… well, damn near everything on the site.

    Burning heart palette, sweetheart palette, bulletproof shadow, @#$%! shadow (one day only release. heck yeah!), Magpie and Tipsy loose shadows, and the loose shadow trio of absinthe, stella, and starling. plus a couple stickers.

    I also Took advantage of the Lit Cosmetics BOGO sale and bought barbie shops, magic dragon, vegas, purple rain, twisted sistah, creamy caramel, go golf, and vitamin c.

  10. Naked 3
    Stila CC in Rose
    Burberry Pale Barley
    Andalou Naturals Eye Serum
    100% Squalene Oil (from Vitacost)

  11. OOPS hit reply too soon..

    Weekend plans : decorate for holidays and watch football with dh.

    No black Friday shopping for me. Unfortunately, someone hacked my debit card for $800,
    so it’ll be a few days or a week until the bank replaces the funds.

  12. Avatar of Lily Kelley Lily

    Haul: Clinique skin care and dog food- regular and puppy.

    Weekend: Put some xmas decorations up and get Bandit ready for his new playmate.

  13. Haul: Nothing this week but Shopper’s Drug Mart is holding their bonus points deal this weekend so I’ll be going in to get the Clarins Forest eye shadow quad, some brushes and maybe some Philosophy cleanser (though I might get that at Sephora).

    Weekend plans: besides tomorrow’s trip to Shopper’s Drug Mart, my daughter may be dropping by so we’ll go for brunch to her fave place. And as I’ve started working full time til the end of semester, I’m busy already getting organized and doing a grocery shop for food labs for the next week. Hope I can get to yoga or the gym too.

    Black Friday: I did NO Black Friday shopping at all and, to be honest, I am so sick of hearing about it. I love to shop as much as the next person but it seems all this Black Friday hysteria and hype just highlights the worst about us as a buying, throwing away, buying more acquisitive society.

  14. Nicole

    Haul: I ordered a Clinique Makeup set including a mascara, a khole and a mini eye creame plus bag, MAC Brush Cleanser, rituals shower form and some samples (including a Clinique moisturizer, Benefit baby concealer).
    Weekend plans: Baking tomorrow, going throu my closet (especially trousers, shirts and pullovers) including reorganisation, theatre on Sunday evening. And inbetween some beauty treatments, because we have a group event on Monday and Tuesday and I have to look fresh on both days.
    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: There is no Black Friday in Germany. Last week I did a huge cloth haul and I got some nice discount on some cloth.

  15. Haul: We went to Chicago over the weekend, so I made sure to stop and get all the stuff I can’t get in store back home such as: MAC Show Orchid, MAC Full Fuchsia, Kryolan concealers, Tom Ford Lip Lacquer, Burberry Mulberry and Rosewood eyeshadows, and Burberry Oxblood Lipstick. For the non-makeup haul, I got a Nike Fuelband. I also ordered NAKED 3 last Thursday (so technically last week’s Free for Haul) hoping it would ship Friday so I could get it before Thanksgiving. No such luck. It didn’t ship until this Monday.

    Weekend Plans: My mom’s side of the family has their Thanksgiving this Saturday and then I am going home to work on some final school projects.

    Black Friday non-beauty deals? Nope, I did a lot of shopping in Chicago, so I decided I didn’t need anything else.

  16. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Haul: Bare Escentuals loose eyeshadow in Pacific Heights, Revlon Colorburst matte balm in Elusive
    Weekend plans: Working, cleaning.
    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: I grabbed a few movies from Target later in the day, but nothing major. I try to avoid the crowd surge. The chaos just isn’t worth it for me.

    • What color is Pacific Heights?

      • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

        It’s a light purple (almost lavender, actually) with a strong cool, grey undertone and matte finish. I originally went for a taupe, but many of there’s seem to pull warm or too shimmery on me, so this is what I want with. I love the shade – I’m just curious why they would name a purple Pacific Heights! :P

        • How weird that it’s a light purple and called Pacific Heights… maybe they’re referring to the cloudiness/fogginess of every morning in Pacifica (California)? I was apartment hunting there once when I thought I was going to go to school in SF, and it was so gray and dreary!

          • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

            I think it is likely referring to the affluent SF region. Either that, or a terrible 90s thriller film starring Michael Keaton and Melanie Griffith. :P

  17. Smooches to Mellan from Bella Grigio Fantasma who is celebrating her 3rd birthday today with cupcakes

  18. Haul: Snagged UD’s lipstick deal, Forbidden Fruits palette from Saucebox cosmetics, KA’IOR Doll and Night (cos I missed Hautecore from MAC) from KA’OIR, and 6 candles from B&BW!
    Weekend plans: Resetting my sleep schedule and hopefully retaking pictures from my three recent hauls (hooray lighting issues!).
    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: I did! The boots I wanted from ASOS came back in stock so it was a no-brainer on buying them!
    Kitsch Recently Posted: Black Friday Deals

  19. My boyfriend bought Benefit’s Rockateur for me, and I managed to get hold of the Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes, Urban Decay Perversion, MAC Viva Glam lipglass and lipstick, NARS Oasis and Sephora Infinite Rose Cream Lip Stain. The Sephora Cream Lip Stain line is amazing, I’ve never had a nude lip colour last six hours on me before!

  20. Haul: Nail polish megahaul. I need to be stopped! I got A England np in Princess Sabra and Dragon, Glitter Gal in Lizard Belly, Nfu-Oh in 62 and 64, Essie in Downtown Brown and Allure, Wet n Wild Wild Shines in Sunny Side Up, Blue Moon, Mauve Frost, Kaleidoscope, Sparked, Bijou Blue, Hallucinate, Jezebel, Rain Check, Eggplant Frost, Night Prowl, Revlon Parfumeries in Wintermint, Beachy, Wild Violets, Revlon Nail Enamel in Ritzy and Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Snow Bunny, Spoiled polishes in The Parking Meteor Expired, Pirate’s Booty, I Got So Plastered, Fair Metal. In my defense, most of these were on sale and I used coupons. :D

    Weekend plans: working on my screenplay and visiting a friend.

    Did you indulge in any non-beauty Black Friday deals?: Nah. I’m a beauty girl all the way (in case you couldn’t tell from the haul :) )

  21. Avatar of An An

    Haul: Haven’t gotten any online orders yet, but I shopped a ton this week. Bought a Carolina Panthers Steve Smith jersey (so excited! ^^) and a Seagate 2 TB external HD. Didn’t really want many BF electronics this year. Bought my first “Melmers” aka Michael’s kind of Helmers (from IKEA).

    I went to the mall a little late today w/ my fam, and of course, it was super crowded. Managed to buy a pair of nice, comfy boots though.

    Beauty/makeup-related: I nearly missed Sephora’s BF deals, but I luckily had a smooth and quick time ordering all the items I wanted. There were a few items that weren’t in the preview like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow Duos so I’m glad I got to pick those up. Will be my first time trying them.

    Weekend plans: Excited to transfer my nail polish collection out of plastic bins into my new Melmers. And gotta watch football on Sunday!!!~ ^^

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: Yup, my jersey, boots, & Melmers. ^^

    • I always want to get something electronics-related over BF/CM weekend, but I always get soo overwhelmed!

      • Avatar of An An

        I know what you mean. Fortunately, I have my sister and cousins who are very knowledgeable about electronics/tech stuff, so they’re always on the lookout for good deals. ;)

  22. Mellan’s right ear is up. He’s so adorable! :)

    Haul: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nude Glow; Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blushes in Malice and Rose Petale, Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colours in Caractere, Destinee, Etole, and Grace; Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer Les Ors and Tenue de Perfection Timeproof Foundation in Ambre Clair 32; L’Occitane Angelica Cleansing Gel and Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel; NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

    Weekend plans: Putting the rest of the Christmas decors up, and I think we’re gonna start on the banister.

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: We don’t celebrate Black Friday, but I got leather bracelets and a few pairs of shoes from Charles & Keith, plus tops from Marks & Spencer. :)

  23. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    Placed a big ACW order last night, mainly got a couple eyeshadows for my sister (she wanted a red, she’s getting Sugarpill Love+) and a haul of polishes for my cousin. Just did a Butter London order, half for my cousin, half for me. (Oops?)

    I bought a nice blanket today. My bed is like ten blankets all on top of each other.

    I also got the Legend of Zelda 3DS last week, I think that’s my main holiday haul for myself.

  24. Nawww Mellan! So much cute :):)

    Haul – A brush haul!! Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and OCC Tapered Blending Brush – the Real Techniques I’ve used once and really like, it will most likely replace my Eco Tools Bronzer Brush for foundation application (though what I’ll now use the Eco Tools one for I don’t know!). The OCC brush hasn’t arrived yet but I’m REALLY excited, affordable (and readily available!!) crease brushes are so hard to come by.

    Weekend plans: Work Christmas party tomorrow! Small business so it’s at my bosses house, quite casual, should be fun :)

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: No not exactly, as in Australia we don’t really HAVE black Friday, but I did buy some new bikini bottoms!

  25. That’s how I looked on Thanksgiving, too! Turkey coma! I know they say let sleeping dogs lie, but don’t you want to just go cuddle with him?

    Haul: I took advantage of a special Bed Bath and Beyond coupon and got Revlon Skinlights and L’Oreal Butterfly mascara. And my husband and I bought pretty much everything we use for the rest of the year! :-) I also got NARS Pigalle lipstick, which is beautiful – definitely a mlbb shade!

    Weekend plans: My husband and I have a 5-day weekend! We are definitely going to see the new Hunger Games movie.

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals?: My m-i-l and sisters-i-l and I all got cashmere sweaters from Macy’s; my s-i-l had a 20% off coupon on top of the doorbuster price. And I got our niece’s Xmas present, a mini knitting loom from Michael’s. Apparently, that’s the new kid craze. :-)

    • LOL, he dreams ALLLLLLL the time. And he’s a noisy, active dreamer. Sometimes it looks like he’s having a seizure and I have to wake him up, just to make sure he’s not! Oh my goodness.

      Hope you had a lovely 5-day weekend, Sarah!

      • Thanks! :-)

        Isn’t that funny – doggie dreams? Does Mellan chase rabbits in his sleep? That is so cute.

        My husband and I were cracking up the other day because our big male cat settled down in my husband’s lap, purring, and then as he fell asleep, started breathing loudly – like the kitty version of snoring!

  26. Chloe

    Sugarpill’s tako, bulletproof, magpie and paperdoll, at 30-40% off :D. I wanted to buy more, but I felt I needed to exercise some restraint. And they totally put me to the test.
    Weekend plans are homework, cleaning, Christmas decoration, and possibly work…I really got to check on that.
    Glad I’m not a Lime Crime fan, what a disaster of a black Friday launch that was. Fans could have found dupes in the hours it took waiting to get orders through. Guess we know how they will be spending their weekend: waiting for the site to work.

  27. beck

    Hi Christine :) where did u order your Philosophy
    gels from?

  28. Nicole

    I planned to bake my first cupcakes, but i haven’t all ingredience at home, so I did a chocolate cake with cherries.

  29. Avatar of Alison Alison

    Temptalia, for what its worth, my little dog had perpetually dry skin until I started washing her with Moogoo’s shampoo and conditioner. (They also make a “pet version”, called Dr Zoo but its about the same as the human version, except that it comes in a bigger bottle and at a slightly different pH) She was really itchy and flaky all the time, but her skin loves the stuff and she’s now flake-free!

    XD I love spreading the product-love!

  30. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer m

    I got ysl rouge volupte in 2, caved and ordered 18 online.

    Got mac large pan palette, fifteen insert, antiqued, sketch, plumage and satin taupe es. Cosmo lipstick.

    I got two wnw lipsticks in red velvet and mauve outta here.

    Non beauty I got a skirt, undies, sweater, booties, necklace and bracelet. No wonder I’m exhausted. :)

  31. Avatar of Aida Aida

    Haul: Dr. Dennis Gross facial steamer; Origins Well Off; CeraVe hydrating cleanser; Burberry Pale Barley; BCBGeneration boots.

    Weekend plans: Christmas decorating ;)

    Did you indulge in any Black Friday non-beauty deals? We bought a Bissell ProHeat Pet Deep Cleaning System, which was $60 off.

  32. I’m so delayed!! I thought I commented yesterday lol
    Haul: LM Artist’s Palette for Eyes, Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline (this was purchased with the voucher I got from the fragrance sampler I bought a few wks ago and I just upgraded to the bigger size),
    Perfect Formula Gel Coat (hoping to see results from it)
    Weekend plans: Had none….
    Did I indulge: Nope! And pretty pleased about it.