Free for Haul Friday, Volume #359

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Holiday barrage — bareMinerals, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham
  • Weekend plans: The usual — brunch and blogging!
  • Do you like staycations?: I’m a homebody, so I love being home, but practically speaking, I’m terrible at not working if I’m home, so while I like them, they’re probably not actually relaxing or much like a vacation is supposed to be!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

He used to think it was real! Missed my baby! My pet sitter sent me this photo while I was away 😍

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #358

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Natasha Denona Eye Primer, Kevyn Aucoin Lipglosses & Lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: I need to measure some brushes that I’ve been testing (I prefer to measure several and write it all down – seems faster than measuring as I write the review)!
  • What are you reading?: The first Harry Potter! My husband got me the illustrated version, so I’ve been re-reading the first book as a result.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Happiness is a warm puppy 🐶

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #357

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Becca Bronzed Amber Shimmering Skin Perfector, Hourglass Surreal Light Palette, Anastasia Fall Gloss Set, Marc Jacobs Blacquer, Chikuhodo Sakura holiday brush set, Chanel blushes (x2)
  • Weekend plans: I might try to organize and put away products I’ve reviewed over the last few months, otherwise the usual — brunch and blogging!
  • Favorite place to read?: Bed!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

"Can I help you?"

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #356

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation, Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Rouges, Guerlain Eyeshadow Palettes, Farmhouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny/Sundae Best Mask/Coconut Beach Scrub, missing MAC x Star Trek products
  • Weekend plans: Mostly blogging, I think! Nothing else planned, at least 🙂
  • Do you have a planner?: I used to have an Erin Condren planner, and technically, it’s good through the end of this year, but I’, terrible at using it. The only one I kind of keep up with is a small, daily one that I use to write out what I photographed/what I’m wearing, but I drop the ball on that one, too and forget to write things down.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

The cuteness 😍

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #355

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: It’s actually been a completely ridiculous week of stuff coming in! Most of what I bought will be swatched/reviewed (well, I hope), I just ask for your patience so please don’t ask me when, as I can’t make any promises! 🙂 I picked up several IT Velvet Luxe Brushes, plus all 12 shades of Estee Lauder’s Hi-Lustres, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, First Aid Beauty Lip Balm, Dior Mono Eyeshadows (x6), Anastasia Stick Foundations, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors (x9)
  • Weekend plans: I’m trying to get up a half our earlier to take advantage of the “cooler” temps we’ve been having so Mellan can get a walk in! I’m also hoping to organize the garage. We’re fortunate that we don’t have that much stuff (about 1/2 of a car space worth), but it could be more organized and better laid out for greater access. It’s the last part of the house that hasn’t been organized since we moved in last year.
  • What has been the best part of your summer?: My mom and grandma visiting was a major highlight! It meant a lot for both to come!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #354

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

Just in case the above Instagram embed isn’t coming through… Bella Anela Jewelry is my favorite shop to get earrings from (just about every pair you’ve seen me wear over the last couple of years has been from this shop!). Angela (owner) asked if I would be interested in sharing a coupon code with readers, and I’m happy to pass on savings to readers and share some love for her shop. I’ve been purchasing from her shop since 2012, and I have had the pleasure of working with her on custom orders over the years as well. From 8/19 6AM HST to 8/22 midnight HST, you can get 15% off with code TEMPTALIA15. (The discount excludes previous orders, layaway/lay-buy, custom orders, and reserved items.) 

  • Haul: Urban Decay Liquid Moondusts (they arrived late yesterday, hoping to photograph/swatch today), SUQQU Extra Glow Lipsticks, SUQQU Eyeshadow Brush F, SUQQU Eyeshadow Brush L, SUQQU Cleansing Oil, SUQQU Blush, Tom Ford Nightbloom Powder (funny that it is almost $20 cheaper buying from Selfridges–sold out here, was making an order for SUQQU, so that $20 savings almost covered the $30 shipping!), Too Faced Powder of Makeup (hoping to share swatches this weekend), La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily Moisturizing Cream, Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant, Le Couvent des Minimes Deodorant, Drunk Elephant Umbra, Drunk Elephant B-Hydra
  • Weekend plans: Catch up on blog-related things, mostly taking pictures/editing!
  • How do you feel about breakfast for dinner?: Yes, please! My husband’s family used to do this every Wednesday night when they all lived together! We don’t do it too often, but my husband could add an egg to almost anything.

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This week’s Mellan photo…