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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #352

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. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and BB cream, Clarins quads and setting spray
  • Weekend plans: A nice low-key weekend at home, which just sounds divine right now!
  • What was the last show/series you binge-watched?: My husband’s been watching a lot of Fraiser (no longer on the air), so I’ve watched quite a bit with him as it is on, but I’m a terrible binge-watcher, because I can’t really stand to sit still and watch TV for longer than a half hour!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Sometimes I catch him with his ear up! Still cute to me ☺️

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #351

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. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: Tom Ford Ravish Blush, Dior fall quints and highlighter, Clarins Lip Balm, Supergoop Lip Screen, Clarins Eye Quartet, Shiseido Rouge Lipsticks (x6), Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4, Cle de Peau Almond Highlighter, Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quads (x2), Cle de Peau Cleanser
  • Weekend plans: Maybe get up really early and check out the Desert Botanical Gardens (I have been twice now), but I think we’ll play it by ear — if we happen to get up that early!
  • What was the last thing you cooked?: We’ve been trying Plated, and one of the recipes a few weeks ago was fresh spaghetti with burrata (here’s their recipe), which we really liked, so we recreated that one ourselves again.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

The nose that knows!

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #350

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. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: My Nordstrom Anniversary sale picks came in late yesterday! I also just placed orders at Saks (a few pieces from Dior fall, Cle de Peau fall) and the new MUFE Arist Palette (Vol. 4) – probably will mention those again next week when they actually arrive!
  • Weekend plans: Relax, get back into the swing of things! My mom and grandma were visiting earlier this week, so while I was still tending to things on the blog, I did write a lot of posts in advance so I could spend more time with them. It always throws me off a bit to get back to full-time!
  • What’s the best part about summer?: Normally, I would say warmer weather, but here it’s warm, warmer, and then surface of the sun during the summer! I think monsoon season is going to be my new favorite thing, because I never saw lightning like I have in Arizona during monsoon season!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

The funniest part is he knows I'll grab the fallen toy and give it back to him! ?

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #349

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. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: MAC C’Est Chic earlier this week… A few beauty items from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale, but this week was mostly non-beauty spending on basics (I usually shop the Anniversary sale for those!)
  • Weekend plans: My mom and grandma are coming to visit in a few days, so we have to planning to do for meals, cooking, etc. as well as tidy up the house.
  • Where do you go when you need to think or be alone?: I find the shower really relaxing and helps me gather my thoughts, whether it’s because I’m stressed, upset, or really excited about something!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #348

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. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: Tom Ford Orchid Soleil, Laura Mercier Eye Caviar Palette, Giorgio Armani Eye Tints
  • Weekend plans: The usual — grocery shopping, brunch with Shaun, write reviews!
  • Do you like traveling?: I totally don’t! I think the idea is semi-appealing in theory, but I am a total home-body! I just don’t have that strong urge to explore or travel to places unknown. When it comes to the idea of vacation to relax, I find it’s better for me to have more regular ways that I can take a moment to enjoy working hard, like a massage or a nice dinner out. It’s more my speed, and I think it helps me from burning out. It’s possible that for me, traveling or going somewhere just means I work 16-hour days for as many days as I’m gone, so it’s super stressful just to go away, lol!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

His eyelashes are so blonde ?

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #347

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. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: Wayne Goss Air-Brush, Smith Cosmetics Smithfolilo and 2x small Laydown Brushes, 1x Large Laydown Brush, Anastasia Butterscotch Lipgloss, Bobbi Brown Telluride Highlighter
  • Weekend plans: I have a lot of things I’d like to swatch/photograph! My family will be visiting me sometime in July, so I want to try and frontload some of the work so I can spend more of the time with them.
  • If you could thank one person today, who would it be and why?: The older I get, the more often I want to thank my parents for giving me such a great foundation to build off of, both in terms of things like ethics and moral ground but also just in terms of opportunities and supporting/acknowledging unconventional skills during childhood, teenage years, and now in adulthood.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

He's on high alert! He hears his dinner being prepared!

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