Friday, December 13th, 2013

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Received my Bath & Body Works order finally!
  • Weekend plans:  Wrap Christmas gifts, clean the house, and my desk needs a good sorting!
  • Are you superstitious?:  5% of me is.  When I went away to college, my mom got me a money frog (it’s a frog figurine that has a coin in his mouth), and it’s supposed to always point into your home, and then prosperity will come.  So, I’ve kept him and his coin facing inwards in all of the places I’ve lived, and I continue to do it, because I’ve definitely had many good things happen since he’s been part of the household.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


“Look, Mom! I’m a present!” — My husband called for my attention, and this was waiting for me!

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68 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #214

  1. CKG

    That pic is adorable.

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    awwwww so cute, If it was mine she had eaten the card box already

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    I picked up Naked 3 (yay!) and some Nyx goodies from Ulta. I was hoping to pick up pleasure bomb lipstick from the rihanna mac collection but it was sold out. Instead I got the cockiness liner just to say I got something from the collection lol.

    My weekend will just be spent relaxing. Enjoy yours Christine!

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    Oh I forgot to add that I don’t consider myself superstitious :-)

  5. Too cute for words! Did he go in by himself? :)

    Haul: Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Forest; Dior Diorific Lipstick in Winter; Guerlain Crazy Paris Meteorites Radiance Powder and Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder; NARS Powder Blush in Daydream; Tom Ford Lip Colors in Bruised Plum and Indian Rose

    Weekend plans: Not sure yet, but I hope I can squeeze in a good book.

    Are you superstitious? Half of me is! I’m Chinese, so I guess that explains it. :D

  6. ◾Haul: My UD Naked 3 palette arrived this week. Then the Chanel counter at my local Saks had an event so I ended up with the eye shadow quad in Refinement, JC Blush in Frivole, RA in La Favorite, and nail polish in Alchamie. I also picked up a Dior nude lipstick in 169 Grege.

    ◾Weekend plans: Decorate the tree, wrap gifts, and buy more gifts. The hubby and I are also going to the Christmas Carol Musical and we get to start working on the nursery!!!
    ◾Are you superstitious?: Not really. I’m a science nerd, so superstitions doesn’t really fall into my way of thinking and observing the world around me :)

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    Cutest present ever! pack him up and send him to me! i’ll give him back after the new years!

  8. CKG

    PS Speaking of haul I think I will end up getting a Guerlain lipstick thanks to your Rouge Automatique swatches! :-)
    Just looking for one that will go well with my NC43 skin tone and maybe for when I’m wearing certain brown/bronze/gold eyeshadows that don’t seem to go with certain lipstick shades on me

  9. Awww, best present ever I’d say! :-)

    Haul: An Estee Lauder Christmas kit, and some new nail polish.

    Weekend plans: Celebrate a friend’s birthday. That’ll be fun :-)

    Are you superstitious? Nah. In the end logic always takes over with me. But I do admit that I have some supersticious tendencies. But like I said, they always get overridden in the end :-)

  10. I’ve never heard of a Money Frog before… now I want one lol. It is better though to get it as a gift or is it alright to buy if for yourself?

  11. HAUL – nooooo , I was nice this week
    Weekend Plans – going for a hair cut and I need a change … seriously , with so many things happening and all in negative way .. i need a good change plus my son’s b’day is approaching ” JAN 1st” so I need to start some shopping for that as well .
    Are you superstitious? I am but to some extent .

    Mellan – you are apple of our eye dear XOXO every time I see you only awwwww comes to my mind and I am so “JJJJJ” with you , stay blessed and keep testing Christine with your energy level :)
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  12. Haul: Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes in Mismas, Purple Haze, 360 and Catherine, Butter London polishes in Scuppered, Brummie, Jack the Lad, The Black Knight and Crumpet, Sally Hansen CSM polishes in Nude Now, Good to Grape and Pedal to the Medal, Essie Matte top coat, Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.

    Weekend plans: Work on my final paper for archaeology class and study a little for my math final. I also want to bake some Christmas cookies to mail to friends.

    Are you superstitious?: It’s funny, i was thinking about this the other day! As an adult, not so much, but when I was growing up I would do so many weird things just to stave off bad luck. I would enter every building with my right foot first, I wouldn’t wear a certain shirt to exams (whenever I wore this shirt, I would fail the exam!), I wouldn’t drink hot cocoa before bed because I thought it would give me bad dreams. My grandmother is VERY superstitious and I think as an child that wore off on me.

  13. I just had to “Awwww!” at the Mellan photo. He looks like Zoe when she wants some lovin’. <3

  14. Been waiting for my Sugarpill order since the 2nd, and I live on the east coast. No responses to questions either and tracking never updates. *sigh*

    I’m not superstitious at all!
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    Haul: Still waiting on my Geek Chic Cosmetics order.

    Weekend plans: Go to a Christmas dinner party tonight, go to a steakhouse tomorrow with my parents (both of my sisters will be at a Christmas office party), and just sit around watching movies now that I’m on break!

  16. Ms

    I bought brown down, swissh chocolate, electric eel, spring 13 lip palette, twig, mac paint pot in uhhh the most popular one painterly, now I can see what the hype is all about with this paint pot. I m nc42-40 so it’s prolly too light for me.

    I also bought the pink vg nicki, all the mac stuff was bought at cco. V good deal.

    I also got the naked 3, took the 3 day shipping a week to get to me. If I hadn’t gotten the deal with it I would have held off on buying it. It’s very very frosty, I m over frost eyeshadows now. And it’s very cool toned pinks in it.

    It’s still good, it’s apparently less frosty than the first two.

  17. Haul: BlackFriday order from Costal Scents came in with the Classic Shadow Medium Synthetic, Classic Detail Mini Synthetic, Classic Brow Synthetic, Classic Angled Kabuki Stick Synthetic, Shea With Cocoa Butter, 6 Contour Blush Palette, and Revealed Palette.
    Also my Lime Crime order came in with the Aquataenia & Chinadoll palettes.

    I also picked up a stocking stuff from the Color Workshop (aka Wet n Wild/ Black Opal) to review.

    Weekend plans: A bit of wrapping and sorting. Also doing my Christmas and B-Day shopping with my Dad tomorrow for my Mom (she was born on the 28th. )

    Are you superstitious?: Although I’m fascinated by them they don’t really effect me. The number 13 has been luck in my family though. lol

    I’ve seen the money frog before but didn’t know the story behind them I’ve mostly seen luck/fortune cats. lol
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    Haul – Sebastian Drench shampoo and conditioner, Lancôme Color Design lipstick in Natural Beauty.

    plans- decorate the house and put up xmass tree, start training Rowdy.

    I am very superstitious!

  19. Haul: Sephora gift card holders in Fresh Sugar and Josie Maran Argan Oil, Nails Inc. polishes in Jermyn Street and Kensington Palace Garden, Nars blush in Enchanted, TokyoMilk Dark TokyoMilk Takeout mini set, Living Proof The Full Collection mini set, Formula X ASAP duo pack, Tarte The Bright Time Deluxe Maracuja Oil and Eye Treatment mini set, Eyeko Skinny Mini Duo, Urban Decay Naked3 and liquid eyeliner in Smog, Real Techniques shading brush, Sam’s Picks and Miracle Complexion Sponge, Zoya polish in Ziv, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Green, L’oreal Infallible eye shadow in Eternal Sunshine, and Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Check It Out (x4) and Sweet Tart-an (x2), Color Club polishes in For You and The Uptown.

    SiJCP clearance haul (Love their clearance prices):
    Nails Inc. polishes in The Boltons ($1.99) and Queen Victoria Street ($3.99), Bling It On kits in Emerald ($4.99) and Rebel ($5.99).

    This is just half of the stuff I bought. The other half are gifts. This is MY haul. Eeee!

    Plans: Try to wrap presents and continue work on British themed bathroom, but will most likely have to entertain my baby by myself since all my hubby does is work, work, work. I’m tempted to smash his phone and laptop.

    Superstitious: Nope. I have better things to worry about, lol!

  20. Haul: Dior Rose Diamond (after wanting it and waffling for months – possibly years – the Sephora 20 dollar coupon was enough to push me to buy it and to top up the purchase to $50, I got a L’Occitane hand cream

    Weekend plans – yoga nidra tonight, brunch with friends tomorrow; Xmas open house Sunday afternoon and then going to a local stately historical mansion with my mom in law and sis in law on Sunday night (we’ll grab dinner first). The mansion is all decorated for a Victorian Xmas and we’re looking forward to seeing it. Oh – did I mention a mountain of marking??? That too!

  21. Haul: Some Revlon goodies: Photoready Kajal Eyeliner in Purple Reign, Nail Art Expressionist in Ulterior Motif and Nail Art Moon Candy in Satellite. We’ll see how the glitter in the polishes work – I found these on sale and that’s always a good opportunity to try new products :)
    Weekend plans: Breakfast tomorrow with some friends from my previous job and hopefully some Christmas shopping! It´s getting closer and I haven’t got anything yet!
    Are you superstitious: A little bit, I’d say…..I guess my Asian genes have something to do with that!

    Mellan is the best gift ever!! It’s so nice of him to stay inside the box and let you take a picture. My dog would have jumped on me or would have destroyed the box :D!

  22. Hahaha Mellan is doing what my cats do all the time! SOOOO cute! I think I love Labradors so much because there is not even half an ounce of meanness in them, as evident by Mellan’s eyes.

    Haul: Nothing! Although a friend in the US is tempting me with that 15 off 50 gift card, so I might cave in before the week ends :)

    Weekend plans: Going to the Christmas market, and hopefully seeing the new Hunger Games movie! I also need to catch up on blogging and sleep! Had a really busy week!

    Are you superstitious?: Hmm I’d say a little bit. I believe in good signs and so on, like picking up a penny gives you good luck for the day. I tend to ignore more “negative” superstitions though, for example seeing a black cat (I just get overexcited and try to get their attention, like what I always do whatever the cat looks like).

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tatianac Tatiana

    I love the photos you post of Mellan! What a sweety!

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    Don’t box Mellan in, lol. Look at those eyes ,he’s too cute!
    Haul: Used my $20 Sephoria VIP reward to buy Nars Couer blush and orgasm nail polish, one of my favorite polishes.
    Weekend Plans: My twins are coming home from college for the holidays. So I’,m excited to spend time with them.
    Are you superstitious?: Not really but I believe in karma , what goes around comes around!

  25. Mellan is TOO CUTE. And now I want a money frog.

  26. Nicole

    Haul: I orderd the Clinique Take the day off cleansing balm as a present to recieve from my parents for christmas. And I won in a competition, but haven’t recieved the price yet.
    Weekend plans: Nothing special or exciting; a bit workout, reorganizing some file folders, family lunch on Sunday,
    Are you superstitious?: I believe that everything will happen for a reason.

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    Haul: Naked 3, which is much browner than I expected, but in a good way! I also stumbled upon some clearance goodies at CVS: Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup & corresponding Mineral Finishing Powder, which over Revlon CC Cream is *amazing* with my skin; Revlon Photo Ready bronzer; Coty Airspun loose powder.

    Plans: I don’t have any…

    Superstitious?: No, not really, although I was as a kid.

  28. I didn’t know the “get cardboard box & wait” cat-catching method works on dogs as well. :P

  29. Yes, I would like a Mellan for Xmas, too, please.

    Haul: NAKED 3, baby! I actually wasn’t planning on it, because I have Naked 1 and I don’t really use it very much. I have the tendency to get a palette, use it a little bit, and then forget what’s in it and go back to my single eyeshadows. But then I found myself looking for rose gold eyeshadows, so I thought, um, there’s this palette full of rose golds that everyone is really excited about…

    Weekend plans: Husband’s company Xmas party; I’m excited to wear my new red dress! Also, our nephew’s b-day party at Chuck E Cheese – ha, when’s the last time you were there?!

    Are you superstitious?: Not superstitious so much as I don’t like to tempt the Universe.

  30. Haul: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation (825), Revlon Matte lipstick 006 Really Red, Maybelline Super Stay 14hr lipstick 065 Ravishing Rouge, Urban Decay super-saturated high gloss lip color F-Bomb, Revlon Colorstay lip liner Red (looking for the perfect red for Christmas, I think the Urban Decay is the winner), Maybelline color tattoo 30 Pomegranate Punk, OPI Cute Little Vixen, OPI Sleigh Ride for Two, Tom Ford Sahara Haze quad (early Xmas present).

    Weekend plans; more Xmas shopping :)

    Are you superstitious? No.

    • Forgot to mention a haul from Yes To. They had a fantastic deal on Black Friday, every item that was not in a set was $2, so I stocked up on a lot of things.

  31. Haul: Nars nail polish in Disco Inferno ($5!!!), Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Mini in Icon, Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy. Also got some deluxe samples.
    Weekend plans: Weekend is over, but we went out to Atlantic City last night to celebrate my birthday :) had a really nice time. Now off to sushi for dinner- last little celebration to close out the birthday weekend :)
    Superstitious: Kinda… I have my moments where I am crazy and I think it’s just the certain things my mom is weird about that sorta passed on to me… lol

    • Oh, how could I forget the biggest (non-beauty related) hauls?? My husband bought me the iPhone 5s, and I used $ given to me from my in-laws to buy myself Uggs :) I am a lucky lucky girl!