Friday, April 4th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Shiseido Cream Eyeshadows x3, Shiseido Lacquer Rouges x3, Bite Beauty Lipsticks x2, Josie Maran Illuminizer, Koh Gen Do Illuminator, Shiseido Cleansing Foam, REN Exfoliating Cleanser, Korres Cleansing Scrub, Bite Beauty Pencils x4, Bite Beauty Lip Creams x3, Shiseido SPF 40 for Face/Body, Jack Black SPF 20 (travel-size for traveling)
  • Weekend plans: I have a ton of photos that I’ve worked through but need to write the reviews for, so hopefully get through some of those!
  • What was the last movie you watched?: ย Frozen!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Hearthstone Mellan ๐Ÿ˜€

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145 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #230

  1. You always have the cutest pictures of Mellan!!! I’ve done some damage this week.

    Haul: UD Electric Palette, UD Grindhouse sharpener, Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Lollipop, Buxom Lip Polish in Sarina, MAC Creme Cup, MAC Full of Joy blush, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Terre Neuve, FAB Ultra Repair Cream, Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner, Maybelline Silkissime Highlighter Pencil, I mentioned this last week but my Sleek i-Divine Sunset Palette finally arrived, I got a sample of L’Occitane Ultra Rich Moisturizer…. and I’m still waffling on whether or not to buy the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Luxe Matte Palette. We shall see.
    Weekend plans: Lawn work and shopping for entry door hardware. Spring weather is finally here and it’s time to clean up the garden. The entry door hardware is something we need because we just ordered a new front entry door for our house. My husband and I own an ancient (200+) year old house and although the main front door is in great condition AND original, the side-entry “front” door…. is a piece of junk, hahaha. It’s about time we replace it. Also planning a vacation to the Finger Lakes wine region in New York state for the summer and seeing the new Captain America: Winter Soldier movie.
    What was the last movie you watched?: American Hustle

  2. Haul: Certainly took advantage of the Sephora sale… and I’m not done yet!!!!! :)
    Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Nude (almost out of it and I love it! It’s my favorite lip liner I’ve ever used), Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native, SEPHORA COLLECTION Z Palette (large), NARS Matte Multiple in Altai, beautyblender Royal beautyblender – the new purple one. Purple is my favorite color :), Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream
    I’m sure I’ll be making another order/store visit before the sale is over :) Any recommendations?
    Weekend plans: Spring cleaning!! I want to redo my kitchen cabinets and I must get my car washed!
    Last movie: Still same as last time I answered LOL!! Wreck it Ralph :)

  3. Haul: Ordered the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Primary Pack: Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 5 Set and the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.

    Weekend plans: More sewing!!! >_< Got to get it done.

    What was the last movie you watched?: Divergent
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  4. “He pays more for his clothes than you do for your house” AHAHAHAH oh my God Christine

    Haul: ahem… I scored Chanel Tissรฉ Vendรดme and Kaska Beige (US version. I AM SO SO HAPPY) off ebay (for a rather good price!).

    Weekend plans: WORKKKK.

    What was the last movie you watched?: I think it was Catching Fire, with a group of friends! We watched Frozen together before that, and we’ll watch Totoro next monday. Yep, I have good friends.

  5. Vanessa V

    Haul: I placed a huge order at Sephora for their VIB sale. I got a 4 pack of clarisonic brush heads, glam glow mask and hydrating mask, Josie Maran argan oil, 2 hourglass blushes diffused heat and mood exposure, smash box full exposure palette. And I’m headed to Macy’s tomorrow to pick up a mascara and 2 pop blushes from clinique. I think I have a problem with blushes lol…
    Weekend Plans: Tomorrow is my BFF’s bday so we’re doing Mani pedis during the day and then going out at night. Plus have some school work and lesson planning to catch up on for Sunday.
    Last Movie: Veronica Mars

  6. Kat

    Haul: Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick x2, Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm, Urban Decay Supercurl mascara, MAC eyeshadow x2, MAC Studio Sculpt mascara, Dior Hypnotic Poison eau de Toilette (does that count for the haul?)

    Weekend plans: Maybe a carnival at the University here; ask the salon if black to platinum is even possible, if it is, by lots of temp dyes; last Free for Haul’s errands

    Last movie: a documentary called Patriocracy

    • What MAC eyeshadowd did you get, Kat?

    • Veronica

      I was considering platinum blonde for the summer, and my hairstylist said black to platinum is possible, but if the dark hair is a dye job, you run the risk of frying it. If it’s natural, you still have to bleach it out, but it won’t be quite as damaging – you’ll just have to touch it up frequently. My hair is dyed black-brown in the winter, and she actually suggested I wait awhile and let my natural color grow back in before I dye it.

  7. Haul: MAC Modern Mandarin blush, YSL Touche Eclat foundation (thanks to the Sephora VIB sale)

    Weekend plans: grocery shopping, I have a bunch of things to swatch for the blog, and Game of Thrones is returning!

    What was the last movie you watched?: 12 Years a Slave

  8. Christina

    Awww, this one is just too cute!

  9. Hima

    Haul: Oh boy. I got more stuff than I should have. I had a bunch of coupons and there were some really good sales going on.
    I picked up eight nail polishes. Revlon’s spiderman collection in I’m Electro. Maybelline Color Show in Frozen Over, Emerald City. Sinful Colors in Mint Apple, Rain Storm, and Nail Junkie. A Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Bejeweled. And a Nicole by OPI in Sweet Surrender. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Rite Aid has a 40% off all L’Oreal cosmetics this week so I got four more Infallible eyeshadows in Eternal Black, Eternal Sunshine, Glistening Garnet, and Timeless Blue Spark. And a L’Oreal color riche extraordinary lip color in Plum Adagio.
    Ulta had a BOGO on Nyx so I got four lip liner pencils in Ever, Cabernet, Hot Red, and Plum. Two aqua luxe liners, glam black and purple. But I can’t use them on their own because they sting my eyelid. :/ So I have to layer another liquid liner below it and then put these on top. Two butter glosses in angel food cake and devil’s food cake. I found a new MLBB: The lip pencil in Ever with Angel Food Cake on top. ๐Ÿ˜€
    And last but not least, Milani ultrafine liquid liner in prismatic purple. These things are super waterproof. I don’t think I’m going to be buying any makeup for a little while.

    Weekend Plans: Tomorrow is my dad’s 65th birthday so I’m baking him a red velvet cake and my brother and sister-in-law are coming over. And my three best friends are coming over to celebrate and have a good time. ๐Ÿ˜€ Today I’m going to my favorite sushi buffet for lunch with one of the best friends, $12 for all you can eat deliciousness. And tonight the same best friend and my other friend are coming over to play some video games. In short, I’m really excited for this weekend haha.

    Last movie I watched: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It was on TV the other day. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. I love suit and tie Smellan almost as much as poolside swimming Smellan!

    Haul: It’s a lip week with 3 big winners: Guerlain Rose Grenat…love the coloured tube.. Wearing it today and it looks darker and brighter on me and rather look out world here comes my lips ๐Ÿ˜€ Ate my breakfast and it is still perfectly intact. Guerlain rocks! Also hauled Dior Sunset lippie and Shiseido Nebula lacquer gloss.

    Weekend Plans: taxes and housework. could it get any worse?

    Last movie: The Hunt – danish film subtitled – gripping!

    • It’s funny, but I think we call him “Smellan” about as often as “Mellan.” His third often-used nickname is Spaghetti. I don’t know why that stuck…

      Ugh, taxes. On my to-do list for this weekend as well.

      • ..Spaghetti!!! hahaha..4 dogs here with innumerable nicknames… LOL.. and ditto not sure how some of them even got started
        Digger= Diggies, Igger, Gertie
        Maggie=Maggot, Wacky Jacky, Jackasaurus Maggie, Mega Jack
        Bernice=Neicey, Neiceysmella
        Walker=Walkies, FuzzyBunneh

        • Okay, I feel better that we’re not alone ๐Ÿ˜‰ Especially with names that don’t even relate to their actual names!

          • Pteetsa

            You’re so not alone! I’m the queen of ridiculous nicknames! (I’ve given my husband a bazillion pet names, which I will not go into here :-) )
            Vashti: Vashtila, Vashtikins, Vashti the Snow Cat (you have to sing it to get it and btw, she’s all black), Schmatta, Vashtiloo, Fuzzbutt, Vashti Tomato
            Dima: Dima Bean (even though Dima is pronounced Deema), Dimers, Crouchasaurus Rex, Fatty, Little Boy, Dima Monkey Bean
            Sadie: Saders, Sadie Potato (Head), Sader Potater, Tater Tot, Gangsta, Baby Alligator, Creakers, Creaker Bean, Sasquatch

            • LOVE it!! I’m mostly pleased that we’re not the only ones who give nicknames that are totally unrelated to the original name ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. No haul for me. I’m on a spending ban until July 16, my birthday. (One exception: Too Faced A La Mode palette should that come to Sephora online)

    Weekend plans… nothing, really. Attempt #2 at wisdom teeth surgery on Monday so I’m just gonna… do nothing until then lol

    Last movie I watched…. something on Netflix, but in theaters – Vampire Academy
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    • Ooh, hope your surgery goes well, Rikki!

    • Grr wisdom teeth surgery… Did that in grade 9 at the beginning of March break. :( It wasn’t fun because they took them out before they crowned so that they would not ruin my adult teeth due to crowding. Large teeth, tiny jaw = Shark teeth looking rows. lol

      But as a surgery it the least traumatic to do as they knock you out for it in my case. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • kjh

      Tough week for haul, or easy, if thy pocketbook overrunneth. Have talked myself out color until next discount sweeps. I think I’ve winnowed it down to S: couple of big z-palettes for depotting Nars palettes, which get tacky on the palette itself. (only have a/c for the dogs, natch + the temp soars in Aug!) Product, thankfully is intact. Well, some of the lippies will need to go….. Put almost all nars palettes in the bedroom cosmetics refrigerator, along with most of his lippies. Ironically, products in the bathroom with all that steam have faired better. Only the rubberized stuff deteriorates here. Now, one of these palettes is the original, with no shade names on back, + since I got the 2 Nars 15 palettes, I guess the original must be at least 16 or 17 y.o. None of it owes me anything, but still, as a HOARDER + fan of vintage products…..

      If any Tempie members/bloggers have links to their recs or videos on depotting, it would be greatly appreciated.

      Therefore, w/e surfing for depotting videos, etc. I can’t do hair, so have no flat iron. BOO! Might move some of the furniture around, but gotta figure out how the sun hits the room hourly in summer, before I unload that Craftsman chest, move it, + reload. Also want to be prepared for fixing any eyeshadows I trash in depotting. Lots of references to alcoholing them….kind of evaporates, like cooking off in recipes. Somehow, I think maybe somebody’s mixing medium would be better. I doubt that paula B would approve of alcohol in your eyeshadow! Help me out!

      Last movie: third millenium move: Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, in the Swedish version. Was there a US? BTW, frequently I do competing 1/2 face looks, while watching a movie on the computer. THAT’s multitasking and pretty dumb. Doesn’t work too well with subtitles!

    • kjh

      Rikki: love your blog + others of Christine’s links, but I can’t reply there. Hope you’re going all the way out for the extractions. I was your age + flipped out on the gas. Actually knocked someone out, who had to be taken to the hospital: out cold! They put me in overnight + general anesthesia for the next two! Thank god dentistry has improved over the decades. Maybe Versed would work. Discuss it with them thoroughly. Don’t go into it uninformed. Good luck + lay in the ice cream!

  12. Lol..I love that photo of Mellan!
    Haul- Milani Nude touch, Sweet Grapefruit, Luminous, Coral, and Red my lips lip glosses. I love the way they feel and smell. I also have Josie Maran Illuminizer..will you be reviewing it?? I love it!
    Weekend Plans- I’m not sure yet.
    Last movie I watched- Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  13. AbigailOD

    The most adorable yellow lab! <3

    Haul: Mac's By Request lipsticks.
    Plan: Europa Park tomorrow!
    Last movie: Frozen – it's been on repeat for the past week that I almost have "Let It Go" memorized (word by word – with actions! Thanks to my daughter)! lol!

  14. Haul: OCC lip tar in Kimber, OCC pencils in Pool Boy and Hoochie, and Urban Decay Electric palette.

    Plans: My son’s still sick. :(

    Movie: Same as last week, NADA!

  15. Bre

    Olรฉ Henriksen lemon peel, kat von d mascara, Hoop & Pink Poodle lipstick (might pull the trigger on Glam), PCA 20% vitamin C, Armani liquid bronzer, Tom Ford skin illuminator. On my way to Sephora :) picking up YSL Concealer & Guerlain bronzer. ..want to test out the new Jolie? Terracotta face tint & Smashbox Santigold collection, eyeing the duo eye pencils. Whew!!

    Weekend plans:
    Rest I’ve been feeling a little under the weather, I say cold/flu, hubby says it’s morning sickness ( Lol).

    Last movie watched:
    Best Man Holiday.

    Mellan is adorable :)

  16. Omggggggggggggg … either u adopt me or I adopt mellan….
    he is hhhhmmmmmmmmmm mouthwatering :)

    aahhhh not done with haul yet as I want ur last minute reccos for me :) pls pls plsssss

    okay I hauled for myself n frnds from sephora .. shall share.mine

    ud ocho loco 2
    marc intro vert
    nars crystal loose powder
    nars timanfaya
    LM gel liner in canard

    And now I have last 100 dollar to spend .. or may be 150 …

    I have zeroed … hourglass diffused light blush , mufe 410 blush , too faced jelly bean n buxom swinger

    pls alter list naa if u want

    u know even I want to try josie maran argen illuminater .. shall I ?

    nnnnnn I managed to pick nars boys dont cry .. I am hoping it reaches safe :)

    okay now m looking at u .. eyes wide open

  17. So cute! Someone’s been playing Hearthstone too! Myself and my hubby are kinda hooked (since the closed beta), such a fun game, and such a cute Mellan! How do I get my hands on this legendary?

    I didn’t haul anything beauty related this week, I’ve been stuck in the house nursing an injury. I DID order the mini primary liptar set from OCC, but it won’t arrive till next week.

    Frozen was also the last movie I watched, I liked it, I’m a sucker for musical numbers.

    • My husband plays way, way more than I do. I’m a sore loser, lol! For some reason, with card games like Hearthstone (or MtG), I can’t remember the cards. Sure, I can remember a makeup collection from four years ago, but cards? They just don’t stick.

      Shaun thinks the card costs too much mana, though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. haul: most boring stuff from the sephora sale-brow wiz, lancome waterproof concealer, shi cotton pads, caudalie facial mist. i almost got some sephora liners, but i just spent a ton on liners b/c my second grader’s science fair project is “which eyeliner lasts the longest?” i now have over 20 black liners to test! it was hard to resist more of the sephora ones, though because i really like the two i have. i still might get a couple though. i’m going today to check out the new armani blush because that is the only thing i really want right now. everything else seems a little blah. maybe i have too much already? oh wait, i got a foundation and two powders from the koh gen do sale on haute look too.
    weekend plans: my kids are having friends over and have bday parties to go to, so it looks like it will be a kids weekend unless i can find a babysitter so i can go see captain america with my husband.
    last movie: my 4 year old was watching high school musical in the minivan while i was driving, does that count? if not it was probably frozen. wow, i think I’m officially old and boring!

  19. Emi

    Looking forward to all your reviews of your haul!

    I also succumbed to the VIB sale, but only got a few things – a Sephora Collection lash comb & luster matte eyeshadow, and a Dior Addict lipstick (which I have been meaning to try forever). But I also ordered the IT Naturally Pretty palette from their own website, the latest Cult Nails collection (which arrived yesterday, yay!), and some Tom Ford brushes (from Nordstrom – had a giftcard). So I have a lot coming!

    No real weekend plans, my wife is at a conference so I’ll probably just sleep and blog and read a lot.

    I saw (and loved) Veronica Mars!
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  20. Haul: Becca Shimmering skin perfector in moonstone , Sephora 10 shades of Samba waterproof eyeliner set, Nars eye paints ubangi, OCC pond, Clinique sunsreen
    Weekend Plans: Trip to New York
    Last movie: Captain America
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  21. monica

    Haul: Recently picked up Josie Maran Aragan Oil Light and GlamGlow Thristy Mud from VIB Rouge Sale b/c my skin was acting up. Online I ordered Korres Make up Break Up (I think that’s the name), The magenta Hourglass blush, the bite beauty cashmere bright pink lip color you reviewed recently, the dahilia perfume from nest. I feel like I left something out…
    I went a little bit overboard at Ulta. both the Mally primers, Japonese brush cleansers, Seche, Jane eye liners, It Cosmetics serum/primer, Stila lip glazes, Lorac Unzipped (been lusting after this one), Urban Decay Electric (not sure about this one). I might pick up the Too Faced Sweetheart blushes today.

    Plans for the weekend: Since Macy’s is having GWP might pick up the Clinique cheek pops. They look so cute/pretty. Bringing my sister to her college welcome day and maybe hiking after.

    Last Movie watched: Mortal Instruments

  22. Love that picture of Mellan! I actually laughed out loud. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Haul: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (travel size) and a bunch of drugstore products.

    Weekend plans: Sleep, finishing up winter anime (I know, I know…), replace my laptop’s clickboard, and maybe a trip to the hardware store to find a replacement shower diverter which broke yesterday.

    What was the last movie you watched?: Oh geez, I actually can’t remember. I’m not much of a movie person, I’m afraid.

  23. Jenn

    Haul: just brought the Clinque exfloiator and royal beauty blender. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll go to San Francisco and then go get Guerlain’s Joli Teint and waterproof Maxi Lash. Perhaps a purple eyeliner and an Illamasqua shattered stars polish in marquise. (That’s the orange one right?) I don’t like to buy more than I need, I don’t like being wasteful. So my stash is small.
    Weekend plans: Getting my car fixed and going to Sephora
    Last Movie: That movie that keeps playing Let it Go (aka Froze ), didn’t you ask this last week? Haha.

  24. Veronica

    I feel like such a dork because I recognize the card style.

    Haul: MAC Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick and lipglass, Guerlain Rouge Aumatique in Coque d’Or, Revlon Cherry Blossom lipstick, NYX Taupe blush (it’ll be good for summer, but it’s still the teeniest bit warm for NW10 skin), and Maybelline Nude Compliment cream eyeshadow (yay, found a backup). Also, I’ve started collecting vintage lipstick tubes. My next project is to transfer my favorite shades over to them, so I’ve always got pretty makeup on hand. :) I’m on light no-buy on this for awhile, though, since my car decided to devour $1400 worth of repairs this past week. 9_9

    Weekend Plans: I’m seeing the Captain America film with my friend tonight, and I’m working the rest of the weekend.

    What was the last movie you watched? Hmm…probably Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

  25. Ashley Sarah

    Love that you used a Blizzard Game reference, since I play them.
    No haul.
    Working this weekend.
    I watched Frozen last night.

  26. Lily

    Since Clinique had a GWP I got the Repairwear laser eye cream, chubby sticks in Curviest Caramel and Whole Lotta Honey. I skipped Mac’s new ones. Your review was impeccable.
    This weekend we are going to take Rowdy and Bandit to the park.
    Last movie I saw were American Hustle and Monuments Men.
    A huge hug for the gorgeous Mellan!

  27. LOVE that picture. lmao. As someone who plays card games, that hits pretty close to home, lmao. Awesome.

    Haul: Oh boy. Sephora reeled me in, as well as 20% off at Ulta.
    Buxom Full-On Lipstick (Bombay & Barcelona), Buxom Full-On Lip Polish (Zoe), Buxom Lashliner (Leatherette), Bite Beauty Lush Li[ Tint (Watermelon — LOVE these), Urban Decay Naked Gloss (Beso), Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray, Urban Decay Ink For Eyes eyeliner, Urban Decay Nail Polish (Chaos & Bang), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Diffused Heat), NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder, NARS Eyeshadow Primer, Kat Von D True Romance Palette (Saint), Lavanila Healthy Deodorant (ooh, exciting), & IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Primer.
    OUCH. I think I’m done for awhile. At least until that new BareMinerals foundation comes out next month… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Weekend Plans: Just relaxing with my fiance.

    Last movie I watched: Odd Thomas.

  28. Haul: I took advantage of the Sephora discount this week and got the new OCC primary mini kit and a jar of GLAMGLOW supermud which I intend on sharing with my BFF.

    Plans: My man is back from a month and a half long work trip, so my plans are to follow him like a puppy all weekend.

    Last movie I watched was The Worlds End. So good. Funny as heck. I love those guys.

  29. A. Mar

    Haul: MAC Glam, Hoop and Pink Poodle lipsticks. Zoya Peter Som trio and Gei Gei. A few things from H&M.
    Weekend plans: I lack plans at the moment. I’m hoping to get some writing done!
    What was the last movie you watched?: Is it sad that I can’t recall?

  30. Haul: Oh dear….I went a bit to town with the VIB 15% off but I am at the point where I can’t well recall what I got. I know I got another Sephora Professional cream shadow brush and a Sephora lip stain (Strawberry), a Sephora eye shadow (The A List) and just today, I went and got Nars Snake Eyes eye liner just to get see how much I like it and if I’ll like it enough to buy that new one Christine showed here that arrives April 15 (Boo-something – I can never recall the name) and a Sephora smudger brush. Oh, I remember – I bought some Dior Creme Abricot (used it years ago and had forgot how great it is) and Bit Agave Lip Mask – honestly, it is the BEST!! I would have bought Clinique’s Pop of Plum blush but they were sold out of it. At Clarins, I got their newer Instant Light Complexion Base in Rose and Instant Concealer in 01.

    Weekend plans: I’m doing another 30-day yoga challenge (I’ve convinced hubby to join me this time) so much of the weekend will be yoga. I want to make a big pot of chili this weekend to freeze for lunches for the next few weeks. And we might go to a movie on Sat. night.

    Last movie: I can’t even remember, though I think we’ll go see that new one – The Hotel Budapest or whatever it’s called – on Saturday night.

    • I’ve made three orders so far, and I can’t promise there won’t be a fourth (depends if anything new that I want to review releases before it’s up). I think I have a few things I’ll order from ULTA, since that’s 20%!

      Go you on convincing your hubby to go with you! That’s great!

  31. Haul: lots of permanent mac eyeshadows and blushes (mostly backups) and a whole bunch of hakuhodo brushes (also including some backups/multiples), tom ford 13 brush.

    Weekend plans: relax and recover from my surgery (came back from hospital on wednesday)

    Movie: i honestly can’t remember. I’m much more of a tv person, i don’t think i’ve watched a movie in like 3-4 months

    How do you like hearthstone, Christine? I thought about picking it up for the free wow mount, but i’m not that into card games. Is it very difficult?

    • I like it, but I have little memorizing ability for games like it. I just don’t retain the information, and to play exceptionally well, it’s definitely key to be able to know what type of cards you’d expect your opponent might have – e.g. after 5 turns, a mage might play x, y, z cards that might determine what cards you play. But in terms of game play, I don’t think it’s too hard to learn and start getting into the swing of things.

      • faerieevenstar

        I struggled to play long enough to get the blimmin’ mount and stopped. It’s not as fun as WoW imho :) I got better at it, but I don’t think it’s that god, but for free, I’d give it a try if I was you :)

  32. Rachel

    Haul: Maybelline The Rocket Mascara in Brownish Black, EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint, Sally Hansen nailpolish in the shade “I Lilac You.”

    Weekend Plans: More homework for this grad student :(. Date Night Saturday with the boyf. Not sure what we’re doing yet, its my turn to plan and I’ve been so busy I haven’t figured anything out yet!

    What was the last movie you watched: Man of Steel. Kinda boring, just lots and lots of action sequences and explosions.

  33. Chanel

    Haul: Urban Decay good karma brush and revolution lipstick in catfight, Bare Minerals matte mineral foundation. Too Faced Better than sex mascara, and Anastasia dip brow pomade

    Plans: do some homework, go to work and hang out with best friend

    Last movie: justice league flashpoint paradox

  34. Denise

    Haul: Cosmetics wise, Ive been a good girl: nothing for me this week, although I’ve been compiling a wish list as long as my arm (wahahaha!) which I shall be working my way through over the coming weeks (poor wallet). I did get a dress though, does that count?
    Weekend Plans: Today (saturday) will be going to an afternoon tea party for a couple of hours and then its on to a BBQ at a friends house (phew). Tomorrow: We’ve been invited out to a dinner party.
    Am feeling tired already!
    Last movie watched: Started watching Taken 2 with the lovely Liam Neeson last night (by that I mean he was in the film and not on the couch watching it with me!!) but (gasp!) fell asleep part way thru it. Will give it another go later when I’m not so tired!!

  35. Christine, have you ever considered reviewing/comparing the different scents of the Jack Black balm? I just looked at the site and omg, there’s a pear and white tea scent now?! The last time I searched for in-depth descriptions of the balms’ scents I didn’t find much except two of your reviews (which make me want the blackberry one!), and sometimes I want something more exciting than mint…
    Haul: Urban Decay Electric, Formula X A Little Sexy, a cobalt blue Sephora liner that was on sale, an adorable $10 Tarte mini set, a Lancรดme Dรฉfinicils 100-point perk, and a couple of cute makeup bags from Sephora, and Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick and lipglass from MAC! I did some really, really pretty damage this week.
    Weekend plans: Finish some homework for cosmetology class, study for a chemistry exam, and hopefully I’ll feel up to editing some photos myself.
    Last movie watched: Uh…I caught, like, the first five minutes of “Naked Gun 33 1/3″ this morning while finding something else to veg out with, but the last movie I can remember seeing in full was “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (which I don’t really recommend even Googling for the faint of heart). I watch TV far more often, and a couple of weeks ago I binged on “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
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    • I haven’t, but I don’t have most of them! I prefer the lemon and mint, lol! I meant to try the shea butter one but it was OOS last I looked at Sephora.

      Good luck on your exam, Helena!

  36. Haul: not done yet, but so far UD electric palette, too faced bb, a few hourglass ambient blushes, powders, and another ambient brush, dior apricot, dior LE lilac fusion eye cream shadow, dr jart bb set, bite gloss set and 3 pencils, 2 lip creams, a butter, a mirror, 8 24 hr tattoo Maybelline creams I found LE, Pantone 2014 fun, YSL golden glosses, double ended becca liner, Tarte lip liner, becca beach tints and eye tints, about 8 total.. Hmmm this weekend my daughter is getting a turtle, and I last watched Anchorman 2, wolf of Wall Street, American hustle, and we may see one of my daighter’s friend’s choices this weekend. Love your dog. Koh gen do is amazing. Still hauling after major work reward. :) <3 Have a great weekend and enjoy shopping!

    • Whew!! That is a huge haul, Lotus!

      Does she have a name picked out for the turtle?

      • Lol ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Christine. Promotions and hormones! Yes, she’s into naming things exactly what they are. She wants to name it “Turtle.” She turns five this year so she’s calling herself five.. I’m hoping Turtle will be small. Thanks for asking.! ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a wonderful weekend!

  37. Haul: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Mask – I’ve been wanting to try that for a long time! We’ll see how it goes!
    Weekend plans: Housework (yuck), blog reading and buying some new music on I-tunes
    What was the last movie you watched?

    I didn’t know where Mellan’s card design came from, so I googled it – he would make an amazing character in the game, though he is way too adorable :D!! Happy weekend to you and the whole Temptalia family!

  38. Barbie

    he’s so freaking cute!

    Haul: Heroine lipstick, mac magenta lip liner and a new bottle of mac fix+ all from my sister <3 <3

    Weekend plans: I don't know yet! probably nothing lol

    What was the last movie you watched?: I watched 3 movies in one day yesterday so: a very brady, sequel, the emperor's new groove, and good burger all on netflix

  39. Grace

    Not really a haul, but finally picked up a Jack Black lip balm (gloss?) in Grapefruit just so I could get the Sephora make up bag haha.. not sure if your haul was the day of the 15% event but I quite like the makeup bag! It’s cute and quite sturdy, not the cheap plastic stuff…

  40. Haul: OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils in Black Dahlia and Hoochie, Urban Decay Ink for Eyes in Perversion, Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm, Nars Eye Paint in Iskandar, Sephora Collection liquid liner in Glitter Violet.

    Weekend Plans: Impromptu dinner party.

    Last Movie: Christopher and His Kind

  41. Haul: Lancome eyeshadow palette in Bronze Amour, L’Oreal Hidden Gems, Pop the Bubbles nail polishes, Voluminous mascara in Black, two rings from and a solid scrub bar from

    Weekend plans: I have two papers to write, but I want to go to brunch with two of my friends tomorrow. It would be nice to get a break from research.

    What was the last movie you watched?: X2: X-Men United.

  42. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART – Fantasy RPG Mellan!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ You are a woman after my own rogueish heart, Christine!

    Haul: Two of the new (well, new here!) Revlon Matte/Lacquer balms – I can’t say which ones, cos I’m having a contest on my blog for people to guess! So excited for these though! FINALLY! *happy lipstick dance*

    Weekend Plans: usual ballet and thesis, review aforementioned balms. On Sunday I’m doing a big science demonstration for families/kids, which should be fun!

    Last Movie: Hawk the Slayer. So bad it’s (kind of?) good? Great if you like to laugh watching people chew the scenery, that’s for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  43. Haul: MAC Sculpt powder and Hoop Lipglass. Also nabbed the Laura Geller Baked Highlighter while it was on sale for $15 at Ulta. Gotta love 21 Days of Beauty!

    Weekend Plans: Getting the house ready for my step kids. They get here next Thursday for their Spring Vaca. Can’t wait!

    Last Movie I Watched: Miss Congeniality. It’s one of my go-to’s when I’m sick. I’ve been home sick all week, so I’ve been loading up on my fave movies!

  44. LU

    Yay! I’ve been wanting for you to review the bite beauty luminous cream lipsticks because I love them!

  45. Vi

    Current state of haul (oh gawd…there’s still some more because I have to return things that didn’t work out):

    *2 Jack Black’s lip balms [these are amazing…I am now a convert from the one I purchased before to try]
    *1 Buxom Full-on Lip Cream in Berry Blast, 1 NARS larger than life eyeliner in Barrow Street [as per your review some time back…have been lemming for a while now and caved]
    *1 Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Palomino [this won over UD’s Catfight because it was that much brighter, bolder, and made me more in love with it]
    *TF’s perfect lip liner in Perfect Nude
    *2 Formula X’s nail polishes [the effect in Cherry Blossom and Demolition]
    *1 NARS creamy concealer in Custard [back-up for free shipping…and that I’m afraid I might be close to the end of the one I have now]

    ^^^Bahaha….my wallet is protesting this abuse but I’m justifying because of sale. xD I have to return 2 UD’s lipstick (Naked and Manic) because I didn’t like the way it look on me. I have troubles with pinks. Sometimes it works out. Will probably trade it in for the Naked 3 and pick up a back-up of Anastasia’s Brow Whiz in Granite.

    Weekend plans: Work, school, gym….probably more shopping. xD

    Last movie I watched: The Hobbit in lieu of Hobbit 2 coming out soon. :)

    • YESSS! Another Jack Black fan :)

      • Vi

        I absolutely love the black tea one. Will definitely pick up some more. Poor Burt’s Bees is getting replaced. That’s how much of a hit it is with me if I’m replacing all most of my lip balms.

        UD’s Naked actually worked out when not tested after a pigmented lipstick. ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. Keisha

    Hourglass Radiant Magenta Ambient Lighting Blush, Hourglass Mood Exposure Ambient Lighting Blush, UD Electric palette, Too Faced A la mode palette, Too Faced Bonjour palette, Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, Smashbox 15 hour foundation, Nars creamy radiant concealer, Smashbox photo finish primer, Clinique all about eyes, LE Maybelline 24 hour color tattoo, Maybelline lippies (Snow Peach, Beach Peach, Pink Incognito, Black Cherry, Icy Violet), Kat Von D Mau5, MAC Snob, MAC New York Apple, MAC Impassioned, MAC Odyssey, Milani Violet Volt, Milani Flamingo Rose, Milani Teddy Bare

    Weekend plans:
    2 birthday celebrations

    Last movie:
    Dallas Buyer’s Club

  47. 3 weeks worth of hauls:
    Drug store
    3 of the ltd. edition colour tattoos: pure nude, beigeing beauty, and nude compliment
    2 nyx butter glosses: maple blondie and apple strudel
    Revlon snow peach
    Loreal infallible: perpetual purple
    Milani brow wax pencil
    Real techniques stippling brush – kind of scratchy
    Real techniques blush brush – love and want another for powder

    2-236 brushes – great suggestion Christine!
    184 brush
    Riri viva glam lip gloss
    Be a lady
    Galaxy rose lip gloss

    Givenchy it girl purple blush
    Givenchy le rouge rose dressing – my first one
    Bite – agave lip mask
    Too faced – teddy bear hair brush set
    Nars -Kauai

    I have been very bad! Will be going on a no buy until August.

  48. Haul: I just go the Tarina Tarantino Dreamy palette (Amazing!!!), Thebalm Mary Loumanizer, Balmjovi palette, a jumbo sized Hourglass Mineral Veil primer, Bobbi Brown Naked Plum High Shimmer, Tarte Full Coverage foundation, Guerlain Parure de Lumiere, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h, Guerlain 4 Seasons Bronzer, Hourglass Gypsy duo, Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (It works miracles), Urban Decay’s Electric, Tom Ford’s Lip Sheer In The Buff, Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme foundation. Ugh.

    Weekend plans: Study study study. I feel like all my professors just decided to pile on the workload all at once.

    What was the last movie you watched?:
    The Mummy.

  49. BB

    Why “Smellan?” So confused!

  50. I wanna watch Frozen too.. will be downloading it today! :)
    Happy Friday! :)

  51. faerieevenstar

    Why do I never get THIS card in Hearthstone?!?

  52. Helene

    I wouldn’t mind having the Suit and Tie Smellan card in my deck. At the moment I’m submerged in Diablo III Reaper of Souls, though. Love it! So much fun.

    Haul, I went and had my eyebrows threaded and bought a Babor eyebrow pencil, seem OK
    Then I went past Sephora, I was just going to browse but left with MUFE HD Pressed Powder,Benefit Porefessional and Fake Up in 01 light, Ole Henriksen Ultimate lift eye gel roll on, Sephora eyeshadows in Midnight Kiss and Picnic in the Park (purple and green). Formula X Base and Top coat and Equinox. Blotting paper, a small bottle of Micellar water, just to try it and a lash comb/eyelid protector thingy. I also got a sample of Benefits BB creme.
    Then I took a detour and ended up at a MAC counter, I swear I was just going to look at Lady Danger, just look… I bought it, love it. I also got Heroine, I love my purples! And for good measure I got the lip Prep and Prime.
    Was Pink Poodle one of the MAC by request lipsticks? It’s one of my favorites, I have it from when it was sold aeons ago, and it’s still good.

    Weekend, nothing planned.

    Film, a Star Treck film on Netflix, Can’t remember the exact title, Kirk is on the latest Enterprice as a guest, Those who’s seen it will probably know the one I mean.
    Sorry for a writing such a long post. Have a nice weekend!

    • Shaun’s been playing a lot of D3 since RoS released! I played some, too, but things are pretty busy on the blog so I haven’t had as much time to play!

      What character are you playing most?

      • Helene

        I decided to try Crusader, quite fun a bit on the easy side. I used to play Demonhunter, but as the ranged mostly are quite weak when they get hit you need to do a lot of evasive moves, and that isn’t my strong side, I actually prefere the Crusader.
        In WoW I play a Paladin, guess that’s not surprising :)
        In raids I did like to play Hunter, though.
        I also liked the Monk (in DIII), but she’s (all my chars are female) still just in lvl 5 or 6.
        So much fun finding gamers where you don’ยจt expect to :)

        • My husband and I joked that I should stream playing ranged, because I’m pretty awful at it – like so bad it’s hilarious. You can’t even imagine just how poorly coordinated I am!

          My main on Diablo is a monk… I am best at melee, because I’m not great at evading damage, so I need to be able to take some, lol! My main in WoW is a death knight!