Friday, March 7th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I have an Ulta order that’s supposed to arrive later today!
  • Weekend plans: I desperately need to clean my office. Half of it is covered in makeup brushes! I’d like to do that, and then the usual — grocery shopping, brunch, annoy Mellan.
  • Favorite flower?:  It’s usually sunflowers, sometimes tulips, and more recently, peonies!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Mellan LOVES to bite and lap at the water!

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112 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #226

  1. Haul: Chanel Intonation blush (absolute love) and a cute salmon pink and purple cardigan from COS. I’m also seriously eyeing Chanel Diapason eyeshadow, and Chanel Orchidée Rouge Coco. I’ve been desperately wanting more spring colours lately, after a somewhat long no-buy period (not self imposed, I was just uninterested).

    Weekend plans: I have loads of work to do. Fortunately, I’ll be also going out with friends on sunday!

    Favorite flower?: blue forget-me-nots!

  2. Avatar of Emi Emi

    Haul: I got a few items at The Makeup Show LA last weekend! My favorite items I got are my new Ellis Faas foundation & my new/replacement Ellis Faas concealer.

    Weekend plans: See some friends, blog, annoy my cats :)

    I love daffodils, so bright and cheery!
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  3. Raquel Moncada

    I love gardenias! and I need to go to Sam’s!

  4. Seriously my dogs will NOT go near water but you can’t keep Mel out of it. Boggles the mind :-D

  5. Haul: Nars Rated R duo, Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, MUFE HD Cream Blush in the shade 510
    Weekend plans: Bake like a madwoman, because I’m providing the snacks for after church service on Sunday. Currently planning on loads of muffins and breakfast breads.
    Favorite flower?: Blue hydrangeas or pretty pink Azalea flowers!

  6. Haul: Splash of Color2 aqua-tic Allure contacts. *___*

    Weekend plans: Taking care of my Mom as she’s suffering from vertigo.

    Favorite flower?: Pansies, as they got flare. ;)
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  7. DOOOG! So cute! Peonies and Tulips are the best!
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  8. Haul: I really need to have a week where I can answer this with “Nothing!” because my buying has been out of control lately! I am thrilled because I finally found a Guerlain Perles du Dragon totally accidentally, and it’s been on my wishlist for AGES. I also got a Crazy Paris meteorites jar… and perhaps Perles d’Azur. Can you tell I’m in a Guerlain phase? Ha! Other than that, I got come Caudalie Beauty Elixir, both bareMinerals ready lumninizers (The Love Affair and the other one!), a couple of Revlon Legacy Collection lippies, Guerlain Terra Soleia, some Rodial skin products… see the issue?! I blame you, Christine! I’ve been in a very highlighter/bronzer-y phase and reading your reviews of some of these has set me off!!

    Weekend plans: Watching a lot of Breaking Bad. I’m way behind the curve on this, but my SO and I have just gotten into it lately.

    Favorite flower: Hmm, I don’t know if I have one. I do really like ranunculus(es?)…

    Side note: Christine, have you ever posted (or would you ever) a photo of your makeup room? You must have an entire room (or entirely separate HOUSE! ha ha) dedicated to all the products you have. I’m curious to know what you do with things once you’re done with them, if you give them away to family and friends, if you keep everything in a very scientific and precise organizing system, etc :) Love this site so much and I’m on here every day!

  9. Haul: La Roche Posay facial sunscreen (Anthelios? I think that’s the name); a honkin’ big bottle of Biolage shampoo and I think that’s it (I wanted to pick up that new Maybelline Colour Tattoo but it wasn’t in the store yet)

    Weekend plans: it’s the start of March Break here and since I’m not going anywhere (it’s a crazy time to travel), we’re doing a few “day trips” and beyond that, I’ll be taking it easy and trying to get to the gym more regularly (and yoga too)

    Favourite flower: peonies – such beautiful, old-fashioned flowers – and lily of the valley. Early daffs and tulips are lovely too because they’re such symbols that winter is finally over (we hope). I’ve actually been buying a lot of bunches of florist tulips in the past weeks to put in the house because this winter has been so horrible.

    • I’ve been trying to track down the last Color Tattoo but no luck yet! Haven’t seen another display except the one I raided already.

  10. Haul: I brought a Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, toner and moisturiser which cost me a bomb but lucky for QVC easy payments.
    Weekend plans: Lots of sleep, films and relaxing.
    Favorite flower?: Orange roses :)

  11. Avatar of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    Haul: Estee Lauder Double Wear Liner in Coffee and Black Plum
    Weekend plans: Girls night in, work, boyfriend time
    Favorite flower: Hibiscus

  12. My dog could fight with water all day. Why are dogs and cats so weird with water? :p
    Haul: Textbooks. Heavy, expensive textbooks.
    Weekend plans: My boyfriend’s birthday is on Sunday, so we might do something for that. Mostly I plan on studying, though.
    Favorite flower: I’m not a big fan of keeping/looking at flowers (floral scents, they die, allergenic pollen…) but I do like tiger lilies, mostly because my godmother gave them to me one or two times, and she passed when I was really young. I also enjoy “exotic” flowers like orchids. Flowers are all pretty interesting from a scientific view, though!

  13. Avatar of Cat CatG

    Haul: L’Oreal Amber Rush Infallible Eyeshadow and Jordana Coffee Bean Eyeliner
    Weekend plans: Writing a paper my whole spring break!
    Favorite flower?: Tulips

  14. Haul: I don’t know if this is really a haul, but I bought Nars Final Cut blush. It’s definitely going to be my favorite blush for spring; it’s such a gorgeous shade!
    Weekend Plans: Catch up on much needed sleep then work on a paper.
    Favorite flower?: This is kind of a hard one to answer (but I have a difficult time picking a favorite anything). Maybe tulips.

  15. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    aww what a cute picture (i know i say that for every mellan pic but it’s true!! ;) ) My dog also does that as well when my dad uses the hose she goes bananas and tries to eat the water she’s a crazy girl

    Haul: Went a little more brush crazy (got more sigma brushes), elf order, and silk naturals (picked up their naked 3 dupe and i love em

    Weekend plans; hmm I don’t know yet

    Favorite Flower: I always loved tulips, roses is a close second

  16. smei

    Haul: I found the Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Collection at CVS! I bought three of the lipsticks and glosses and all of the Color Tattoo’s except the copper and black ones. I loved the Color Elixirs so much I went back and bought four more from the permanent collection haha, and there’s still a few I’m eyeing ;) I’m expecting an Ulta order today as well, along with my Urban Decay order. So excited! I also found the new L’Oreal Collection Privee and got four of the lipsticks, but honestly I’m not too crazy about them (kinda sheer).

    Weekend Plans: Work out! Maybe do some cleaning.

    I don’t have a favorite flower.

  17. Mellan seems to enjoy his bath! So adorable!

    ■Haul: No hauls this week!
    ■Weekend plans: Do homework. Study. Obnoxious Anatomy and Physiology test coming up next week. Which means there will be alcohol this weekend too.
    ■Favorite flower?: PEONIES ALL DAYYYYY!

  18. Hee hee, looks like Mellan feels right at ease there with the water! My Lenka hated bath time. She’d spread out all four legs and put on her invisible hand break and refuse to go in. So I’d have to carry her into the shower and get in with her.

    Haul: Does something as boring as shower gel count? If so, then shower gel.

    Weekend plans: Not sure… If my blog move goes smoothly, then I’ll probably spend a lot of time tweaking the new website. And if not, well, then I’ll just go with the flow and see what the weekend brings :-)

    Favorite flower?: I like lillies and orchids a lot.

  19. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Haul: I went a bit overboard this week…

    NARS Tokyo & Charade duos; NARS Lola Lola, Polar White, & Night Snow (how did I go sooo long without this one???), Heart of Glass, & Baby Girl singles (all eBay). I’m still waiting on Nouveau Monde & Sandra.
    NARS Love blush & Fashion Rebel,
    Maybelline LE stuff: Raw Reveal & Nude Embrace lipstick, Master Hi-Light blush in Natural, & the highlight stick in Nude Rebellion.

    Plans: Heading out to WalMart tomorrow, and hopefully find the LE Maybelline Cooor Tattoos. My local CVS didn’t even havena space for them the other day, so I may also check back there.

    Flower: Roses. Preferably red, but all are beautiful.

  20. That photo is hilarious! I think we need to see a video of Mellan biting the water! Does he bark at it, too, because that always cracks me up.

    Haul: Bite Lip Mask and NARS Matte Multiple in Siam (I discovered that I actually like how they feel on my lips! I can’t feel the slightly powdery texture as much as other creamy lipsticks, so I like it!).

    Weekend plans: Volunteering, Souplantation for grilled cheese focaccia and tomato soup, cleaning.

    Favorite flowers: I like roses growing on rose bushes because they smell wonderful. I literally always stop and smell the roses! I have a flower-eating cat, so I can only really enjoy flowers outside!

  21. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Haul: My Shiro Cosmetics order finally arrived, so there was quite a bit. Shiro cosmetics loose shadows in Steve, Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk Afternoon, A Terrible Fate, Master Sword, Kaebora Gaebora, Hodor, Housewife, What’s That Smelt?, Equivalent Exchange, Twilight Realm, Temple of Time, Elite Four, and samples in Rebellion and Not Drawing Room Fashion. Also picked up Revlon’s matte balm in Showy.

    Weekend Plans: Working night shift in the IV room all weekend!

    Favorite flowers: I’ve always been partial to roses and orchids.

  22. Sigma is shipping me a package now that I’ve been accepted as an affiliate, so that’s the only thing I’m expecting. No money spent on anything other than food and coffee this week.

    Not sure about weekend plans… not much. Probably just filming/editing/blogging when I get some ideas.

    I don’t have a favourite flower!
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  23. Tara

    Haul: Currently at Walgreen’s. We will see what I bring home from here.
    Weekend Plans: My husband works a half day on Fridays, when I get done here, we are going to the dog park! Otherwise, cleaning, painting nails and hopefully playing with two of my nephews.
    Favorite Flower: Roses and lilies.

  24. Haul: Ordered the new MAC PRO bag that came out this week.

    Weekend Plans: Not sure yet…

    Favorite Flower: Sunflowers actually :)

  25. I would go crazy with joy to see an office half full of makeup brushes, so I’ll be happy to help you clean your office :)!

    Haul: I found a small NYX counter at a department store here in Mexico and got a Butter Gloss in Tiramisu and a Love in Florence eyeshadow palette in Love, Eat, Be Fab!
    Weekend plans: House cleaning, time with boyfriend, do some reading
    Favorite flower: I love tulips and roses, but also the small flowers of cherry, peach and pear trees – so pretty!

    Mellan is the star of FFHF, so adorable!! My Lab Kasumi also loves to “bite” water and splash on puddles, but she doesn’t enjoy baths at all…though I think that if she saw a pool or lake, she wouldn’t hesitate to jump in!

  26. Avatar of Shea Shea

    Haul: Just ordered some NYX lipsticks in celebration of my new job.
    Weekend plans: Lunch with friends and seeing some family.
    Favorite flower: I love Lilies, Orchids, and Hibiscus flowers. All beautiful.

  27. Looove the Mellan photo! The golden retriever we had when I was growing up had to be bathed outside because he refused to stay in the tub.
    Haul: Maybelline Caramel Cool color tattoo eyeshadow, Hourglass Luminous Flush blush, and some Paula’s Choice skincare that hasn’t arrived yet.
    Plans: Hang out with the hubby and maybe play a little Warcraft.
    Favorite Flower: Crocuses. It (and Snowdrops) is the very first flower of spring here in Michigan, so it gives me hope that winter is on the verge of being over.

  28. Haul: I’ve hauled so much since the last time I posted. I’ll just list a few things.
    TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixers in Cocoa Noir No. 60, OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia, and Anastasia DipBrow in Ebony.

    Plans: Saturday we’re celebrating my aunt and cousin’s belated birthdays and my son’s first birthday! I’m going to take some of my nail art supplies and do my aunt’s and cousin’s nails. My aunt needs some fun.

    Flower: SUNFLOWERS!! Always.

  29. Haul: A summer hat, and a coral colored dress.

    Weekend plans: Today I am baking 72 cupcakes for a fundraiser. They will be Cookie Monster cupcakes. The rest of the weekend will be spent weeping over all the sociology reading I have to do.

    Favorite flower: violets, followed by orchids.

  30. Haul: I’m giving up makeup shopping for Lent. So for Fat Tuesday I went on an online shopping binge. Yes I had to break it down by website =p

    Beautylish
    Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 90, AMC Lip Paint 60, and AMC Lip Paint 65
    Billy B and Wayne Goss liner brushes
    Brush Guards (little plastic tubes that wrap around your brushes while they dry. Claims to put stray brush hairs back in line.)

    Sephora
    Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow (Malted Milkshake, Desert Rose, Across the Universe, Rolling in the Grass)
    Urban Decay Good Karma Brush
    Urban Decay Naked 3 (this seems to be out of stock every time I visit a physical store)
    Sephora Pantone Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick

    Ulta
    (cashed in all of my Ulta points and got these for a dollar =D)
    It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eye Shadow Palette
    Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Sleek and Spice

    CVS
    Revlon Legacy Collection Lipstick in Jungle Peach

    …I should be good until Easter, right?

    Weekend plans:
    - Unbox and try out everything I got from above. The Brush Guards especially.
    - Take a hike, literally. Up trails and be outdoors for a bit.
    - Work on look for my blog.

    Favorite flower?:
    Orchids. My grandma had

  31. Aww Mellan!
    Haul- OPI nail polishes
    Weekend Plans- just relaxing
    Favorite flower- pink roses!

  32. is that Miley Cyrus’ tongue version? LOL….

  33. Haul: Got a couple of the new spring 8 pan Wet and Wild eyeshadow palettes, gold and purple. I wore the gold over primer and got a nice look. I own way too many purple eye shadows but the lavender colors won me over.
    Weekend Plans: My son will be home from university on spring break! We’ll go the beach and restaurants.And I’m sure he’s bring laundry,lol
    Favorite Flower: Daisy
    Mellan looks like he’s having a good time!

  34. Mellan is so adorable!

    Haul: I just ordered a weighted hula hoop and I’m waiting for it to get here.
    Weekend Plans: Some blogging. There are 2 beer festivals that I’m driving the guys to as well. I don’t drink beer but I’m going to be social with our friends. I’m hitting the gym tonight and Sunday afternoon.
    Favorite Flowers: Orchids, followed by Birds of Paradise. I love Orchids because of the sheer variety available.
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  35. Nicole

    Haul: Does a Dior nail polish counts, which had been given by a colleague, because she doesn’t like the color?
    Weekend plans: The usual stuff like grocery shopping, looking my mums birthday present (not sure, whether to buy a nail polish or lipstick). I need some office equipment to organize my printed mails, memos, documents and so on. And I started watching season one of the Gilmore Girls aging. I think I will continue that.
    Favorite flower?: Orchids, I have some in my apartment.

  36. Avatar of Elizabeth Lizzi

    Geez… I wish my husky was a bath lover like Mellan. Poor thing has to be tied to the soap holder for a bath.
    Haul: the Tarte cheek stain collectors set from Sephora
    Plans: family’s coming in for a visit. So it’ll be fun
    Flower: Lillies

    • Aww!! I used to have to chase my family’s dog around the house for a half hour before getting him into the bath! It’s so weird to have a dog who WANTS to take one.

  37. Avatar of LU LU

    Haul: Dr. Jart Pore Medic Bubble Cleanser, MAC Matte, MAC Pore Refiner, MAC Oil Control Lotion, Bobbi Brown Uber Suede Lipstick and a Glamglow Mask. I’m in desperate need of something to hide my huge pores and control my oil. I’ve tried everything!

    Weekend Plans: Friend’s wedding, studying

    Favorite Flower: Asiatic Lilies

  38. BEST. MELLAN. PIC. EVER!!!!!!!!!!! *flails*

  39. Hehe, Mellan is too cute! I love it how animals know how to get pleasure from the simple things in life, even if we forget! :-)

    Haul: I swear, it’s getting crazy – the big ad signs are up for the new Revlon matte and lacquer balms…but the displays are still empty – they haven’t released the actual product yet! It’s been like that for literally more than a month…

    Weekend plans: Ballet, thesis – and on Sunday the dance school is having an open day, so the classes are all $5! Hence: MORE BALLET!

    Favourite flower: I have many that I like, but at the moment it’s a plant with little sprays of blue/purple flowers that have a soft, sweet scent. It grows at Uni, and the scent reminds me exactly of a discontinued kind of dessert called Daisy Pudding that was the ambrosia of my childhood. :-)
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    • A lot of times he’s in the bathroom when I shower, and I swear he’s jealous the whole time.

      I can’t believe they have the displays but no product!

  40. Avatar of Lacey Lacey J.

    milk chocolate soliel too faced,
    sephora bronzer los cabos,
    nyc bronzer in sunny
    cat eye mascara (I totally spaced who it is by)
    Sephora eyeliner pencils in black lace, girl talk, blonde ambition,
    Mary Kay setting spray from skindinivia
    Mary Kay CC Cream in light medium (way too orange for me)
    Avon CC Cream in light medium (just right)

    Weekend, Cleaning and a date, trying again hope it goes well for once

    Favorite Flower: Yellow Roses

  41. I shouldn’t be spending money, being that I had to buy a new car battery and such, but I couldn’t resist. It’s payday, after all. :D

    Online haul:
    -Makeup Geek shadow pans in Drama Queen, Preppy, Beaches and Cream, and Creme Brulee.
    -Too Faced shadow single in Neptune and duo in Beauty Mark. (Their 70% sale drew me in lol.)
    -TheBalm (via Hautelook) Cindy-Lou Manizer, Bahama Mama bronzer, and Schwing liquid liner.
    -Tarte Aqualillies Glamazon lipstick in Timeless. (I’m so glad it’s back! It is so gorgeous and you actually get a standard amount of lipstick for the price. Tarte normally gives us way less, 0.07 oz vs the 0.13 oz I’m getting for Timeless.)

    My weekend plans: Work, as always. :(

    My favorite flower: Orchids! So gorgeous and interesting.

  42. Denise

    Haul: got my first ever Givenchy le rouge lipstick in rose dressing on Wednesday. Love it so much I’m going to get mandarin bolero and carmine escarpine in the next week or so.

    Weekend plans: Its now Saturday night here in NZ and I’m having a well earned rest after having 12 people over for lunch earlier today. Was up at 7.15am vacuuming and dusting and making my two egg pavlova and some assorted nibbles.

    Favorite flower: I quite like magnolia flowers and frangipani.

  43. Avatar of Maggie Maggie

    Oh my goodness he’s adorable! He looks like he’s sticking his tongue out to catch drops of water!

    Haul: Ulta Foaming Oil Cleanser, Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rose pearl and Sunbaked, Milani Plumrose color statement lipstick, Milani anti-feathering lipliner, Milani Brow gel, milani brow wax.

    Weekend Plans: Getting through my random checklist of stuff-to-do! Topmost of the list is to read a book and submit a paper on it.

    Favorite flowers: Hmmm…orchids and gladioli. I also like tulips, sunflowers and hydrangeas.

  44. Avatar of Helene Helene

    I love the photo of Mellan, love it!
    Haul, I bought the Smashbox Full Exposure palette and from MAC Face and Body Foundation in C1 Paints in Bare Canvas, Lipglass Viva Glam Rihanna, and two brushes, 217 and 106. Finally got the 217 and I love it, the 106 is shredding, very annoying. The Foundation was a repurchase, the Paint is just for base so not very exciting. The Smashbox palette is OK and I love the Viva Glam!
    Weekend, walking the dog, maybe do a bit of cleaning.
    Fav flower, roses, white roses also old fashioned roses in all colours, the kind that have the really rose-y scent.

    • The palette is just okay? That’s kind of what I’ve been hearing :(

      • Avatar of Helene Helene

        I though it just okey, and I really wanted to love it. I am sort of glad that it’s what you’ve been hearing. I kind of began doubting my judgement.
        I would love to hear what others think of this pallette.

  45. Haul: Arrived Monday or Tuesday – a Fyrinnae order! I haven’t ordered in ages and they were so quick (within a week) despite the 30 day time on the website!! I purchased minis of Hypercool, Enchanting Otters, Peppermint Vodka and Sloth Snuggles. My free sample was Frostbite. Sloth Snuggles is the only one I’ve had a chance to try out and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Lovely as a swatch, not so much yet on my eye.

    Weekend plans: Work all weekend, try to spend time with my daughter and hubby!

    Favourite flower: So many!! My mom’s a florist and we had our own gardening business for a while. But I always go to Lavender, Peonies, Poppies and Eryngium (Sea Holly).

  46. Avatar of divinem1 (Melissa) divinem1 (Melissa)

    Mellan made me giggle — always nice. Our cat, Moses, loves to drink warm shower water. He actually gets IN the shower. Freak!

    Haven’t been hauling anything but myself in and out of the hospital since mid-January. I was admitted for 8 days and have been on a liquid or mechanical liquid diet since. My hair is falling out by the handful, and I’m having a ton of complications from not being able to eat.

    Just can’t seem to get ahead of the health curve the past few years. :(

    • Ohh, Melissa! I’m so sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling well :( I hope they can figure it out and get you the treatment/medication you need to feel better!