Free for Haul Friday, Volume #036

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Haul: MAC In the Groove!

Excited for: New servers for Temptalia!

Friday plans: Spend time with the Mellanhead & the boy.

This week’s Mellan photo…

If you want to get through this door, you gotta through ME! I don’t look tough? EXCUSE ME?

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Haul: MAC’s Jazzed lipstick, By Candlelight MSF and 130 brush, NARS Oasis blush (thanks for posting on that one, I would have never even bothered to look at it otherwise but it’s so pretty!), Guess gold watch

Excited for: Hope Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday (it’s a charity event for the children’s hospital)

Friday plans: Work, gym, and then going to a Portuguese festival later tonight!

Haul: MAC In the Groove as well, though just Calm Cool & Collected

Excited for: The weekend

Friday plans: Probably clean and lounge around

I haven’t bought anything in a while, but a new sephora will be opening near me today. Hopefully, this one will actually be stocked as opposed to our other Sephora at Square One that looks like a half empty flea market.

The beginning of my birthday haul, so far I got
Partylicious Pigment
Later Pigment
Violet Pigment
Rose Pigment
Go For It Lipstick
Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick
Crosswires Lipstick
Nymphette Lipglass
Baby Sparks Dazzleglass
I Want Candy Dazzleglass Creme
Band of Roses Mineralize Blush
Dainty Mineralize Blush

just need my Digi Pops and Dare To Wear stuff now.

Haul: It may not seem like a lot but for me it was a busy week, since I didn’t plan on purchasing anything I ended up buying lol!

OPI Rumpples Wiggin, Who the Shrek are you, Fiercely Fiona
(Im debating if I should get the other three)

Mac Stereo Rose, Jazzed lipstick,Partylicious pigment

Excited for: A good night’s rest hopefully on Sunday night.

Friday plans: Dedicating all my weekend to studying for the MCAT

Haul: Bumble & Bumble hair thickening products, Elizabeths Daughter make-up remover, MAC Milan Mode and Lickable lipsticks to feed my brights need, Cherry Electric and Gift Wrap superglass, lip primer and Stereo Rose msf. – Off now to look for a hand cream with SPF since they’re getting darker than my arms now!

Excited for: MAC Dare to Wear (I know ITG just came out but what can I tell ya?)

Friday plans: Primping and pampering for birthday get together tomorrow at a Tapas bar with some friends…

London, UK xxx

I think its a British brand? Its marketed for young girls in their tweens but I don’t care, I liked the look of the products. Here’s the website if you want to take a gander –

I think the line looks nice but not sure if the products are as good as I would like them to be. Going to try the facial wash and moisturiser all the same. The make up remover got in and stung my eyes which has never happened with Bi-Facil, Gatineau or MAC with me before. But it did its job well apart from that.

Haul for the week: Newest Mario Badescu order arrived, trying out some new products-Anti Acne Serum, Healing & Soothing Mask, Botanical Facial Gel; free samples of Azulene Calming Mask, Herbal Hydrating Serum (tried this b4 & luv it), Eye Make Up Remover Gel Non Oily (don’t like this nearly as much as Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids Lashes & Lips). Ulta Sale-2 Japonesque eyeshadow brushes (either buy 1, get 1 free or buy 1, 50% off, can’t rememember); 2 Piggy Polishes (buy 1, get 1 free). Bought a Sephora waterproof liner in Flashy Mauve in order to get the free Bare Minerals set (mini sizes of foundation, mineral veil, brush). Highly recommend the Sephora eyeliners, only $8 & I’d say very similar to my many Urban Decays. CVS-2 Loreal Hip Color Chrome Eyeliners (Violet Volt & Black Shock, buy 1 get 1 50% off). Bought these based on looking back @ some of your older reviews! Only worn the Black Shock once so far, but I think they both may be fabulous. MAC-Haute & Naughty Mascara, still testing out, but I think it’s gonna be a keeper. Mall purchases-blinged out sunglasses & a sparkly new pair of Swarovski earrings. That’s all I can remember off the top of my head, have a great weekend everyone!

I tried so hard to resist… but I got By Candlelight, Hang Loose, Right Image AND Show Orchid (it was the last lonely leftover, I had to take it with me so it could have a good home!) πŸ˜€

haul: MAC in the groove stuff… but i got an email from MAC that stereo rose is back ordered… hope i get one but if not, such is life! πŸ™‚
excited: to take my niece this evening to see broadway show: The Lion King (love her soooooo much)

I’m really pleased with my haul this week.

I got MAC MSF’s in Petticoat, By Candlelight and Stereo Rose πŸ™‚

I also got MAC All Styled Up lipstick, but it looks so different than on the MAC website and I think it’s going to look too pale on me. I finally got some MAC brush cleanser too, in the hope that it might encourage me to be more hygienic and clean my brushes more often.

Non-MAC goodies I got are No7 Speed Dry Nail Colour in the new Fuschia Daze colour (which looks much more coral than it does Fuschia to me_ and 2 Barry M Glossy Tube lipglosses, which smell just like bubblegum.

My plans for this weekend involve staying indoors with the fan on full blast, keeping out of the incredible heat we have outside. It’s mid afternoon here, and 44 degrees C just outside my back door

I feel ya on the AC! We always have ours thermostat set for 76 (which I swear does *not* feel like 76!), and sometimes going outside is hard, LOL!

We don’t have AC, just an electric fan so it’s not thermostat controlled. We don’t usually have these type of temperatures here in England, so the only places that have AC are places like shopping centres and some offices.

HAUL: This past week I recieved my package from ELF including ELF studio brush set (going to use it for travel this summer so I don’t have to take my more expensive brushes on the road), Mineral Mascara, Brow Kit in dark, Brow treat and tame, Gel liner in Coffee and a brush belt.

I also got goodies from MAC, from the new In The Groove Collection I purchased Petticoat MSF, In The Groove e/s trio, Jazzed l/s. From Alice+Olivia Collection I bought all 3 pigments (If It Sparkles…, Later and Partylicious). In addition to that I also bought Fix+ and Brush Cleanser.

Now I have to be a good girl till the Dare to Wear Collection comes out, that one is gonna hurt my wallet, I love brights and mattes.

EXCITED FOR: Getting yard work done this week! And my BF’s birthday next week.

FRIDAY PLANS: Take it easy, I’m nursing an injury. But I would like to get some chores done around the house to feel at least somewhat productive! Probably some reading, play with makeup, and trim my bangs.

have you had a chance to play with the ELF brushes? Let me know how you like ’em!

Hope your injury heals fast!

Haul- Kat Von D’s True Romance Eyeshadow Palette – Memento Mori
Excited for- Being in Ocean City πŸ™‚
Friday Plans- going to the beach and the boardwalk!

Oh Geez. Let’s see. Haul:

Of course In the Groove: Stereo Rose, New Vibe and Band of Roses
Benefit: Hello Flawless, Bad Gal Mascara, That Gal and 2 lipsticks
Chanel: Another Rouge Allure Laque
Lorac: 4 eyeshadows…they were $4!

This was all this week. Eeeep!

Excited for Girls Night Out for my birthday and a wedding tomorrow.

Friday Plans: Running errands before partying tonight!

huge haul from In the Groove! i got Stereo Rose MSF, By Candlelight MSF, Band of Roses blush, Hangloose blush, New Vibe blush,Blue my Mind MES and Togetherness MES. i also B2M for Myth lipstick which im not too sure about,and also picked up c-thru lipglass. i finally recieved my MAC 226 from the swap and i lurve it!!

excited for-maybe taking a drive up to king of pussia for the CCO up there since the one 15 minutes away never has a new stock.

friday plan- heading over my friends house to watch the Phillies game

Haul: UD Naked palette, MAC Haute & Naughty mascara

Excited for: MAC In the Groove haul today!

Friday plans: trip to see my favorite MA/ best friend and then a night at a nautical mile…lots of retaurants and gorgeous views!

Chanel’s Enigma eye quad and Chintz lipstick.
Ordered both Petticoat and Stereo Rose but don’t have either of them in my hands yet.

Is MAC pretty good about shipping backorders? I’m paranoid they’re going to cancel on me!

I got a decent amount from ITG — including Stereo Rose, which I love. (It’s identical to the original to me.) And, in my quest for all makeup of the orange persuasion, I got Jazzed l/s as well. I also got a Petticoat MSF for my mother as a gift. Unlike me, her skin has pigment, so part of it was just to appreciate how awesome the raspberry/gold is on someone with tannable skin – and the other bit is ’cause she’s my mama. ^_~

Also bought, um, way too much perfume, too many books and way too much yarn. (My fav yarn store is closing; hadda “help out” with the moving sale, right??)

Excited for: Saturday, because I have absolutely nothing I have to do that day.

Friday plans? Working 7p – 7a @ the hospital. Meh. But after this schedule completes, I won’t be working 12s anymore. Back to 8s for me! πŸ˜› (So I guess that’s an “excited for,” too, huh?)

I’m glad you found yours identical! It sounds like several are, and the variation of others could be said to just be veining differences!

What do you use the yarn for? Like what kind of projects and things do you make?

I knit a lot. I knit a lot of hats for charity, but right now, I’m knitting a sweater and a shawl for myself. I love knitting lace. It makes me want to scream curse words and fling it at the wall, but I love it. It’s a challenge and I really enjoy it.

Haul: MAC e/s rule and corduroy

Excited for: leaving on vacation next Thursday (hope to find internet there because I won’t survive 2 weeks without Temptalia)!

Friday plans: BBQ with the family.

Haul: Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes pencil in a dark grey color
MAC Stereo Rose MSF
MAC lipstick in Creme d’nude
MAC cremesheen glass in Fashion Whim

Yay Mellan! I preordered the brush set from Digi Pops…got those yesterday! I’m so excited to use them…but I was running late this morning lol


Haul: Mac alice + olivia collection

Excited for: the rest of my makeup I ordered to arrive!!

Friday plans: Getting new furniture delivered!!

Have a good weekend everyone!!!

Aww Mellan!! He’s adorable πŸ™‚

I went to Ulta and got Philosophy Cinnamon Buns body wash (smells like Thanksgiving!), Bad Gal Mascara by Benefit, a Philosophy face scrub, UDPP in Eden, and Stila Smudge Pot in Kitten! πŸ™‚

I’m super excited for the boot camp my gym is doing next week! Since I’m an avid runner, I’m ready for something different πŸ™‚

Hey Christine πŸ™‚ I love you website and this week i am so excited because i ended up getting my first empty mac quad πŸ™‚ I love the sleek new packaging <3 and i ended up picking allthatliglitters in pan form. Wow, it's so gorgeous πŸ™‚

Thanks for all the great help you website gives πŸ™‚

also, i have been trying to remove my shadows from the new palette, but it seems like they won’t come out. The palette doesn’t have the same little lip/groove like the old palette do. Do you have any idea of how to get the eyeshadows out?

MAC Stereo Rose, by candlelight and comfort; mac penutimate, mac shy girl l/s; nars eyeshadow base, 2 este lauder gloss sticks in nude almond <3 Chanel's fall eye quad and a foot stone/filer for the callusus! Wanted to get mac's politely pink l/s and folie e/s but they were out of both. I got them preordered though! lol

Excited for R & R!

Friday plans: rent a chick flick movie and drink a glass of wine….or 2!

The greatest thing that happened to me this week was the New Mac Collections. I really look forward to these and they brighten my mood. I was at the counter for 5 hours trying to figure what to get. I ended up spending 300 or so maybe more. But I did manage to get all the lipstick through back to mac program. I think I might get another Jazzed, if they still have it lol. I am very impressed in the quality of these mineral eyeshadows this year. If only I could take back all the ones I bought from Colour Craft last year and get all these news ones. I did manage to 5 of them so Yay.

Wow!! It sounds like you really made a very careful & precise purchase – I’m sure you will love them all!

Jazzed, Call my bluff, i like it like that – lipsticks
Stereo Rose MSF
Later and Parylicious – pigments
Sweet and punchy eyeshadow
Urban Decay Primer potion in Eden

Not much…. but alot for the fact that I am broke πŸ˜€ sooooooooo should not be buying makeup right now… but couldnt resist!!!

Did a bunch of Back2Mac over the past two days. Came home with Rebel l/s as well as Go For It, the purple lipstick from In the Groove. Also took home Black Tied, Juxt, Ricepaper, Retrospeck, Trax, Crystal, and Plumage.

And I had to buy Sparklicious dazzleglass from alice+olivia.

I’ve been really lazy in the mornings and haven’t done any makeup for ages – so it was nice to get up this morning and play with some new stuff.

Haul: My Urban Decay purchase arrived yesterday!! The box was a little worse for wear but everything inside survived! I got the Naked Palette, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deviant, Cream Eyeshadows in Suburbia, Mushroom, & Weeds, Big Fatty Colored Mascaras in Electric Blue & Indigo, 24/7 Concealer in CIA, and 4 Vintage Brushes (Blender, Crease, Liner, & Wonder)

Excited For: THE WEEKEND!!! I’m taking Monday off and me and my sugar are going to DC to unwind. Any suggestions for what we should do?

Friday Plans: Driving up to DC after work and hopefully finding a nice spot to grab dinner in. We’re going to check and see if we can find cool places to chow at too. πŸ˜€ Super excited despite all the rain!!

I LOVE my Naked palette. I’m taking it with me this weekend and will prolly just wear only the colours in that despite packing my Ammo palette too. I just can’t get over ALL the awesome shades and I want to mix and match them all. Thinking about trying your Pseudo-Look: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 with the palette. I’m just so excited to play with this palette! πŸ˜€

My haul is pretty small, but I hauled from Sephora. I ordered the Urban Decay Naked palette, the Smashbox quad in Bright Eyed ($6! I had to try it), the free 10-day Bare Ecentuals trio that comes with foundation, a mineral vail, and a kabuki brush, and three samples (UD Eden primer, Korres face primer, and DKNY Be Delicious). I am so excited to get it!
Also, I’m going to Universal’s Islands of Adventure tomorrow…so pumped (though my neck is really hurting…hope it goes away by then)!

Yeah! I was there for the Grand Opening! I have an annual pass. I love Universal…and Harry Potter is something I’ve grown up with. It’s incredible!

I got Jazzed and Call my Bluff lipsticks. I found a Macy’s yesterday with Stereo Rose still in stock =O I liked the color but I cannot really put make up on my skin (irritations, I’m going to see my dermatologist).

This week-end will be bitter-sweet. There’s the funeral for my supervisor’s wife and in the afternoon my bf’s best friend is getting married.

Wow! I can’t believe you still found one in stock!

Sorry to hear about your supervisor’s wife passing πŸ™

Aww…Mellan is so cute!

Haul: MAC Jazzed and All Styled Up lipsticks plus Right Image Cremesheen, MUFE Duo Mat Powder, 3 new Sephora OPI nail polishes, Ojon Hydrating set

Excited for: seeing Cyrus in theaters, and maybe more beauty shopping!

This week was great! Before In the Groove was released, I got a lipstick (Lustering), and a pigment (Naked). Then, from the collection, I got three of the MSF’s: Stereo Rose, Petticoat, and By Candlelight. Also, I got I Like It Like That and All Styled Up.

Yeah, but I reserved All Styled Up and I Like It Like That based on the promo pictures and the moment you posted swatches, I was like, “Damn! They look the same!”. Oh well…! Can’t have too much pink in the stash =)

Hit Nordstroms Β yesterday and saw In The Groove – really pretty. I got Petticoat and Call my Bluff. They were sold out of Stereo Rose, they said they’d only gotten 3 of them. The pink iridescent color in Petticoat Β is a dup of BE Clear Radiance, if you paired it with a deeper matte blush (like BE Glee), you could get pretty close. Would recommend extreme caution on amount you use. I got in my car/daylight and found my cheeks looked ridiculously shiny pink. Got home and tried the Petticoat on my eyes with Satin Taupe – beautiful! Also picked up BB Denim gel liner – great basic.Β  By Candlelight and Jazzed due to arrive from Mac in the mail today. I got the dreaded midnight backorder email notice on Stereo Rose, so will have to wait on that.

After my huge haul from In The Groove and Superglass last week, I’ve been very good again this week and only got a few things. Picked up 3 Rimmer glosses (the new ones, very pretty), a loose setting powder from Boots (17) and 2 Nivea Visage Q10 night creams (bought 2 because they were Β£10 for 2, otherwise cost about Β£9.90 each! crazy!), and also got 2 new baked eyeshadows from The Body Shop and small vial of Naked pigment on eBay. That’s it.

Excited for my new kitchen going in bit by bit, I now have a useable washing machine, dishwasher, sink and cooker. Yay! πŸ™‚

Yay for being good this week at least πŸ˜‰

How long til the kitchen is done? Will you take pics at the end?!

Mellan is adorable!

My haul for this week:

MAC: All Styled Up, Right Move Creamsheen, Stereo Rose, Petticoat, and Winkle

And I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY Got (well, ordered) Sugarpill’s Burning Heart palette, Sweetheart palette, and the black shadow lol Finally. I’m just trying to justify the $80 price tag =/

UD: Oil Slick and Lust 24/7

I have no weekend plans but cleaning up a bit around the house, playing with my makeup (I want to do a SuicideGirl-esque look, but I’ll wait till I get my Sugarpill stuff) and watching the bevvy of horror movies I rented :]

Oh! I added you as a friend on livejournal, Christine lol

I never use LJ any more (not my journal at least), sooo yeah πŸ™ My life is pretty boring, LOL! In a good way, though!

You’ll love your Sugarpill stuff!!

This week I bought Stereo Rose MSF and Select Cover Up Concealer in nw15.. doesn’t sound like much but for someone like me who only owns 5 or 6 mac items it was exciting πŸ™‚ lol And im excited to go to Dublin this weekend for three days shopping πŸ˜€

Haul: Plushlash, Petticoat, Hepcat, Goldmine, Orb

Excited for: my next paycheck

Friday plans: Working! It’s so hard because I work at a store that is literally right next to MAC. And Sephora is down the street. So, a lot of my funds go into both.

Beauty Week @ Macys! I thought the Macy’s GWP and the Laura Mercier GWP was quite nice so I purchased some Laura Mercier yummy Bath & Body products. They are quite expensive so I only purchase during some sort of special offer! I snagged the Creme Brulee Honey Bath and the Almond Coconut Milk Body Wash. It doesn’t hurt that our bathtub s being redone so I need some new Bath & Body products to go along with it!

I just ordered Stereo Rose and Petticoat MSF, a 15 e/s palette, and NW20 studio sculpt foundation! I can hardly wait for the MSFs to get here!

Haul: Petticoat, Stereo Rose, and By Candlelight!

Excited for: Possibly going to the CCO soon and going to the movies on Sunday, and still excited about being on vacation right now.

Friday plans: Cooking for everybody, then going to kirkland home for their big sale and buying a whole bunch of stuff!

Haul: stereo rose, comfort, petticoat, by candlelight, togetherness, in the groove, soften the mood, new vibe, band of roses, hang loose AND THEN plum attraction and pink explosion chanel blush. thank god it was payday this week…
Excited for: all my new makeup, i can’t wait to play with it all.
Friday plans: work at the moment, and just hanging out tonight!

Well it was last week that i got the 3 pigments from MAC alice & olivia, Stereo Rose MSF, Comfort MSF, Togetherness e/s, in the groove, love to love, hang loose mb, happy together mb, band of roses mb, jazzed lippie, sweet bits dazzle lippie & glaringly hip lippie. I ordered on tuesday rhapsody in 2 & 2 virtues. I’d been lemming them for awhile so i thought i may as well get them πŸ˜‰ going back to the counter today to get a few more pretty things

LOL! My Mac store still carries Hello Kitty stuff along with the Style Warriors line, Magic, Mirth and Mischief and all that good stuff – so when ever I see an old, discontinued product I like, I can always check there and see if they still carry it!

Lol! I know. That same counter was also where i got the last coral crepe the week before from there πŸ˜‰ i went to the mac store to get the newly released stuff though.

Haul: Urban Decay Naked Palette, Zoya Nail Polish Exchange.

Excited for: My paycheck monday! I want to buy some Barry M & Make Up Forever.

Friday plans: Going out for dinner and drinks with my S.O.

Hey Christine, mellan is to cute, make sure to kiss him for me… Well i ordered the NARS blush in taj mahal, and i got the THRRROB from benefit, then i went to MAC and got club e/s and peachykeen blush,tenderling blush,violet pigment, double dare creme glass and loud and lovely creme glass and the haute and naughty mascara, oh yeah and i got super nova lip glass, and then i got paradisco e/s, coppering e/s, the belightful face powder, opulash mascara…i read your review on taj mahal blush and i had to get it!!!!!

Haul: No big hauls lately. I bought a few perfumes from online discounters (love Lolita Lempicka light fragrance). I got all of the Hard Candy blushes at Walmart because they were so cheap and look really close to MAC Skinfinish.

Excited for: I have some things coming from Paul & Joe!

This Weekend: I’m just going to relax.

My doggie: My pug, Captain Bosco Smushface “The Annihilator” is the cutest dog to ever be born. I love him so much. He has his own fan that he lays next to when it gets too hot. If it isn’t on, he’ll claw at it and look at me.


My aunt told me that I needed to “slow down” on makeup purchases after I asked if I could use her PRO Card. LOL (I’m addicted >__>)

GOSH Let’s Twist Eyeliner “Kamikaze” waterproof (I think you’d love this chartuese!)
GOSH Let’s Twist Eyeliner “Aqua Line” waterproof

Excited for: No plans this week. My family might go to the Richmond Night Market thought (it has really good asian food stalls!)

Oops! Here’s the rest of my Haul:

MAC Jazzed Lipstick
MAC All Syled UP Lipstick
MAC Partylicious Pigmemt

Maybelline Full n’Soft Mascara Waterproof (I love this! Slightly miffed that I accidentally took brown black >_>)

My dog has this cute perfectly round spot right on his back & when you pet it, it tickles him! He’s too cute.
But, this week I bought 2 MUFE eyeliners & 2 Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners, I can’t wait for them to come in the mail already!

Oh Mellanhead! So cute!
Haul: MAC In the Groove: Togetherness eyeshadow, By Candelight MSF, Chillin’ & You’ve Got it Cremesheen Glass. Urban Decay: Naked Palette and Vegan Palette. I also got this little kit from MAC that had a Zoom Lash mascara, Prep+Prime lash, eye makeup remover, and an eye pencil.
Excited for: Probably going to Florida tomorrow!
Friday Plans: Of Mice and Men Final (I always have rather depressing Friday plans haha) and painting my nails.

I picked up Stereo Rose, By Candelight, and Petticoat MSF. I have to say, I’m not that impressed with Stereo Rose. Mine doesn’t have much of the pretty bronze veining. πŸ™ I’m loving Petticoat as a blush ad By Candelight as a highlight though!

I also got Jazzed lipstick, Fashion Whim and Chillin cremesheen glasses. πŸ™‚

Haul: Selected items from MAC Alice + Olivia (If it’s pink and I.Want.Candy) and MAC In the Groove By Candlelight. Can’t wait for them to arrive!

Excited for: Seeing friends who live 5 hours away for the first time in several months!!

Friday plans: Driving to see my friends, then party!

Oh Mellan, I love this picture of you:)

Haul: Lots! I bought a bit of everything: Chanel, Lancome, Dior and of course, MAC In the Groove (sad though I pre-ordered Stereo Rose and the MAC counter told me they didn’t even get it in:( Really sad:( ), bought some stuff from Alice + Olivia and I might go back today to pick up one more pigment and lipgloss. Also, got some Lush stuff!

Excited for: My birthday party tomorrow that my BFF is throwing me followed by dinner & drinks and more drinks with my friends:)

Friday Plans: Dinner with mom, dad and godmother for early birthday celebration!

Haul: Had fun at MAC this week and came away with: Viva Glam I l/s, Costa Chic l/s, Brick liner, and my first pro palette X4 (Vanilla, Naked Lunch, Scene and Satin Taupe) Heading back on Monday to check out In the Groove so thanks for the reviews!

Excited for: Testing the Margaritaville machine while watching the World Cup final

I always love the comments under the pictures πŸ˜€

-MAC In the Groove Band of Roses, Jazzed L/S, two Stereo Rose one for me one for my sister (slowly making her a makeup addict lol) Dainty Blush
2 Naked palettes (one for me and my sis)
Benefits mini kit with That Gal Prime, High Beam, Poisetint,
Philosophy Purity cleanser to try out
BE Buxom Mascara

Excited for: My nike free runs tp come in the mail!

Friday plans Work πŸ™

Aww I know she’s older then i am but my obsession grew rapidly lol plus I like having Makeup in common. I give her many things that dont work out for me that are beautiful on her like NARS Orgasm it just didnt show up on me (NC 40)

Speacking of NARS im a beginner in this brand but i’ve been really impressed with Nars Sheer Glow, im Stromboli. What blushes and other products could i try to get more into it (eyeshadows,skincare lipsticks, glosses everything!) I have some dry skin. I have Laguna and a white highlighter i think its Albatross and theyre both beautiful. What are your recommindations πŸ˜€

Haul: First time since school let out that I actually purchased makeup! I’ve been good. MSF Stereo Rose and Petticoat and See Sheer (Thank you for that post!) lipstick. Hoping to pick up a MAC brush sometime soon too.

Excited for: Celebrating my Dad’s birthday!

Friday plans: hanging out with friends!

Most definitely. It’s good to spend quality time with my parents, especially when we have a Chinese all day cooking Fest! LOL I just miss home cooked meals sometimes. I hope you’re enjoying your summer too!

Haul: MACS natural skinfinish, stereo rose skinfinsh I bought to of those and In the Groove eyeshadow, MAC brushes 217,109, 249, 239, and fasinating eye kohl.

Excited for: hanging out with my cousins doing some shopping this weekend maybe a movie.

Friday plans: Work like always but after that going to the park to play basketball with the cousins girls vs. guys

Haul: MAC By Candlelight and Stereo Rose MSFs, MAC Jazzed and Capricious l/s, MAC 212 brush, more MAC brush cleanser, MAC Shroom, Brown Down, and Wedge e/s, Partylicious and Later pigment, YSL Peach Passion

I ordered a few sephora weekly specials…I love the cheap samplers rather than shelling out on products you’re not quite sure about …got tarte summer waterproof kit (the one with the scarf) for $15 and a benefit sampler of erase paste, a cream shadow and stay don’t stray for $10…also got MUFE #5 shadow….bright summer coral orange!!! Then I ordered partylicious pigment…then I swore I wasn’t gonna do it….but got up bright n early to check out In the groove…purchased by candlelight and petticoat…and after a manhunt for stereo rose I decided to buy on eBay for $39…I decided that was more than worth my time and sanity of trying to find this! So after all the madness I plan to hit up some of the smaller summer art fairs this week with my favorite lady: my mother!

Haul: MAC Lilicent Blushcreme, Beach Bronze Cream Bronzer (from To The Beach collection), MAC 130 brush and a mini haul from MAC In the Groove: Going Casual Cremesheen Glass, Stereo Rose and Comfort MSF.

Excited for: My niece’s 2nd birthday tomorrow!

Friday plans: work at the museum πŸ™

I haul a few things from Alice + Olivia and In the Groove. Last week was Stereo Rose MSF; Morning After nailpolish; and I.Want.Candy Dazzleglass Creme. Yesterday, I B2M In the Groove eyeshadow and bought Petticoat MSF.

I purchased jazzed l/s and stereo rose. Stereo rose is on back order and is supposed to ship within 2wks. I better get it they charged my card already. I am trying to be patient lol!

Excited for: getting ready to move in 2 wks (not excited to pack)

Friday plans: hang out with the kiddos while hubby is at work- gotta work early in the am:(

I got the ENTIRE Mac In the Groove collection and an ENTIRE Alice + Olivia Collection. I have been playing with it since last night, and I will be posting some looks on my Youtube channel. Love both collections.

Haul: Mac in the groove e/s and msf in stereo rose. I got one of only two from my Mac counter!!!! Needless to say I got that right when it opened. And Hardy Candy nail polish in rummer mill.

Excited For: ehh not much going on this weekend.
Friday Fun: Doing Laundry!!!!! Hahaha. πŸ˜‰

My haul: In The Groove and Soften The Mood e/s trios, Stereo Rose (gorgeous!), Petticoat, Chillin’ Cremesheen Glass and I Like It Like That l/s. From Alice + Olivia, I got If It Sparkles Pigment, Sparklicious Dazzleglass Creme (reminds me of Sugarrimmed) and Military nail lacquer. I’m expecting a package from Nordstrom today w/ Win-Win and Glaringly Hip l/s from Digi-Pop. I hope they’re not too glittery.


ELF:powder brush, mineral infused face primer, mineral eyeshadow primer, mineral blush in rose,studio blush in blushing rose and fuchsia fusion, radiance blusher in glow

NYX: long eye pencils, 10 color eyeshadow pallet in smokey, brown eyes, champaign, and romance, 6 ultra pearl shadows, rouge cream blush in glow, pinched blush, eyeshadow in champaign, 2 glitter liners, and lastly Milani liquifeye πŸ™‚

Excited for: UPS man bring my MSFs! haha πŸ™‚

Friday plans:running errands, studying for my test πŸ™

HAUL: Haven’t had a chance to check out In the Groove yet, but I did get Prep and Prime SPF 50; Lightful Deep Moisture Cream; and Careblends Essential Oil (grapefruit and chamomile)

EXCITED FOR: I had to get a new email address, so I used my new married name, even though the wedding is still a few months away. I know, I’m a dork!

FRIDAY PLANS: BBQ at my fiancé’s workplace.

I was pretty good this week! I did cave and order the Harujuku Lovers perfume Love in order to get the adorable free alarm clock, but other than that, I think all I bought beauty-wise was a soap dish from Crabtree & Evelyn. I even went to Sephora only to exchange my MUFE F&B foundation for a different shade and saw MAC In the Groove at Nordie’s and didn’t succumb to buying anything! (Though, the more I think about Love to Love MES the more I want it LOL…)

Oh! Also, excited for moving to SF at the end of August for grad school – like I can’t wait!! I’m temporarily living back on campus in grad housing at my alma mater for the summer since I’m working two jobs on campus, but I really forgot how much I *hated* dorm living. Ick….

And today’s just a regular Friday for me… work and more work, and then hopefully my boyfriend can pick me up to do some more move-in shopping (I don’t have shower thongs, I desperately want to bleach down the entire bathroom and kitchen… etc).

Haul: In the Groove- I like it like that l/s, Jazzed l/s and Soften the mood mes
Reg Mac- Richer, Lusher Cremesheen glass (I’ve never owned one before and actually like the color better than any of the In The Groove ones) and Margin Blush (my 1st mac blush!)
and if it counts I picked up my free bday gift from Sephora πŸ™‚

Excited for: My long distance boyfriend coming up on Monday πŸ˜€

Friday plans: blahh, work all night long πŸ˜›

Haul: Mac’s In The Groove Stuff: Stereo Rose MSF, Petticoat MSF, Jazzed Lipstick, Happy Together Blush Duo, A little Bit of Sunshine Blush Duo, I like It like that Lipstick, Mac’s Alice + Olivia Stuff: If It Sparkles Pigment, Partilicious Pigmant, Later Pigmant, I Want Candy Dazzleglass, If It’s Pink Dazzleglass, So rich so Pretty Nail Laquer.
Excited For: The WEEKAND!!! Freedom!!! Can Do all or nothing all day!!!

Haul: Alice + Olivia Pigments (all), DG Cremes (all), and Military Nail Lacquer. In The Groove Hang Loose blush, By Candlelight MSF, and Go For It Lipstick. DigiPops Naughty You, Hot Sass, and Smash Hit Lipsticks. I also had to replenish my Clinique skin care. Oh, and my Clarisonic MIA finally arrived! (It was an expensive week.. damn)

Excited For: Spending quality time with my awesome husband. He leaves for pre-deployment training on Sunday, so I’ve gotta get all the time in that I can!

Friday Plans: Pizza and Movies

Saku and Crosby (My maine coon kitties) say HI to Mellan!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Went to pick up Stereo Rose and ended up getting You’ve Got It lipglass too- it’s a color I didn’t have anywhere in my collection, and I love how it looks over High Tea l/s. The MUA talked me into Flurry of Fun lipglass from To The Beach (he had 1 left), and it was so sparkly that I was mesmerised and I bought it. I already have Thrills l/s and it looks great over that.

I was the first one at my MAC Counter when the store opened, and I got to be the first to try the testers. That was a germ-free score in and of itself!

Here is a picture of my haul from In the Groove/Alice+Olivia:

Haul: Stereo Rose Mineralized SkinFinish, Jazzed lipstick, Alice + Olivia pigment, Chillin’ cremesheen glass, Go for It lipstick, By Candlelight Mineralized SkinFinish, Band of Roses Mineralized Blush.

Looking forward to: Dare to Wear (I hope the end of the month is a long enough break to recover from ITG)

Friday plans: DVD movie night, coz the boy and I are going to Disneyland tomorrow! πŸ˜€

For a MAC launch week I think I did preeptty good. πŸ™‚ my orignal list had the coveted stereo rose, but it sold out everywhere on the island so I got the last by candlelight at macy’s and petticoat. As well as jazzed l/s, partilicious pigment (my first pigment!) And melon pigment. πŸ™‚ oh with some nail polishes from sephore opi.

Excited for: πŸ™‚ just slept in for the first time in a long time… or so it seems.

Friday plans: homework and work… fun haha and possibly play with my new makeup. πŸ˜€

My Sephora order came in early this week! I got:

Sephora Collection Color Play – 5-in-1 palette
MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash Kit (I think I will probably return this guy…didn’t live up to the hype although I guess the remover is pretty decent)
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Put Set ($10!!)
DuWop Reverse Lip Liner
Sephora Collection Medium Round Boar Brush
NARS Blush Oasis (Holy mackerel, this is a nice color and can be soooo intense. Thanks for blogging about it, Christine!)

Excited for awesome hot weather! Won’t be wakeboarding though…which is sad but also a tad relieving (just chews up a lot of time).

Friday plans – cook up a storm so I don’t have to cook my meals next week or two. LOL.

Haul: In The Groove – Soften The Mood mineralize eye shadow, On The Scene and Chillin’ creemsheen glasses, All Styled Up and I Like It Like That lipstick, By Candlelight MSF. Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Excited for: All my goodies to arrive!

Friday plans: Watching all three versions of A Star Is Born… Janet, Judy and Barbra!

Mac sunbathing lipstick cuz I’m half way done with the first one I got so I bought a backkup. Stereo Rose MSF and Soften the Mood MES.

Haul: MAC By Candlelight MSF, MAC Stereo Rose MSF, MAC nail polish in military from Alice + Olivia Collection, MAC dazzleglass in Sparkilicious from Alice+Olivia Collection, Urban Decay Ammo Palette, Urban Decay Stereophonic 24/7 eyeliner set (Shopping Spree this week. haha)

Excited for: Finally seeing Eclipse this week!

Friday Plans: Movie Night!

Haul: some of the products of MAC in the groove: Jazzed lipstick, I like it like that lipstick, Togetherness mineralize eyeshadow trio, MSFs: Stereo rose, Petticoat and By Candlelight!

Excited for: manicure! This week I was so busy I couldn’t even blink!

Friday plans: My family and I, including my boyfriend are going to make some pizzas!! It’s going to be messy and so fun!

Have a great weekend Christine!!!!

Haul: MAC’s Stereo Rose MSF; Urban Decay Naked Palette; Vincent Longo lipgloss, liquid eyeshadow, and highlighter brush from the HauteLook sale (though they just shipped today)

Excited for: My mom returning from the Philippines tomorrow after being away for a month and a half. I’m almost 30, and I don’t live at home, but I miss her!

Friday plans: Board games with family and playing with my dog, Stanley (What I really should plan to do is clean — but that can always wait, right?)

Haul: Lollipop Loving, Freckletone, Lush & Bright, Essie Lollipop, Stereo Rose, Big Bow in the HK tube. Phew, I feel a no-buy coming on…
Excited for: a job interview at the campus Clinique counter next week! So, so excited.
Friday plans: Packing! I’m moving in a couple of weeks and I’m almost all packed. I’m terrified of moving my makeup :O

Haul: Stereo Rose x3, By Candlelight, Petticoat, Comfort, MAC 219, 165 and 138 from eBay. I’m so bad >.<
Excited for: the weekend!
Friday plans: going to some party with my cousins.

Haul: Guerlain’s Terracotta Summer Bronzer and Beige Tint Meteorites, Mac’s Stereo Rose, and Urban Decay Naked Palette on the way!

Excited for: Visiting NYC next weekend to see my family and play with the kittens

Friday plans: Girl’s night in since the bf is working

The week started with my shipment from UD! I got the Naked Palette & Baked Pencil. I ordered 2 Stereo Rose and 1 By Candlelite from but I got nervous that it was backordered so on Launch Day I ran out and purchased 1 Stereo Rose and 1 By Candlelite. I also picked up the 3 Pigments from Alice + Olivia. (The order shipped so the other 3 MSF will arrive Monday). I picked up 3 Benefit Velvet eyeshadows, Mermaid, Shamrocker, & Buckle Bunny. I got the 6 Urban Decay shadows that were exclusive to Sephora, FreeLove, Woodstock, Pyschedelic Sister, Haight, Dashiki & Aqaurius. Finally, I got 4 Fyrinnae Arcane Magic Shadows & 3 Lip Lustres.

Just back from London. A huge haul. I’ll tell you about that next time since it’s past midnight and I got to get some sleep. Next weekend is going to be super warm, even close to 90 degrees! πŸ™‚

I’m sooo excited for my haul this week! I got two new OPI nail polishes in A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find and Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees (suede), Stila tinted moisturizer, one of those cheapy face mask packets just because, Abercrombie bikini (they’re having a sale!!), Abercrombie chambray sundress, and a PINK by Victoria’s Secret body splash (the one with the purple cap…)

Excited for: hopefully going to see Eclipse this weekend

Friday Plans: went to the mall… ha

I bought the entire In The Groove Collection and most of the A&O Collection. It’s too much to list so I’ll just say the only stuff I didn’t get were the glosses. My next haul will be a ton of Nars stuff from Sephora.

I got braces this week at the age of 45! I look crazy but my smile will be worth it! I’m in so much pain tho πŸ™ I also got veneers put on beforehand which has been such an improvement with my underbite. My whole face has changed for the better πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend Temptalia and the readers!

That is all πŸ™‚

Haul: MAC’S Stereo Rose, Call My Bluff lipstick and You’ve Got it cremesheen, a bunch of NYX stuff, NARS blush in Sin, some e/s and a gloss in Moon Fleet. Oh, and 4 MUFE aqua creams, which are amazing! You were right!

Excited for: Summer school ends next week! Whoo-Woo!

Friday Plans: Movie night with the girls. We’ll be the oldest nonparents viewing “Despicable Me”! πŸ™‚

Oh, I visited Ulta and got When Hope is Not Enough w/SPF and Never Let Them See You Shine, Smashbox’s All nighter makeup spray, and got Clinique’s Clinical Spot Corrector. I got 4 eye brushes from Sephora.
I had to do a big haul; I haven’t beauty shopped in awhile, lol

Haul: Well, I didn’t actually buy anything but I did receive an order on Thursday (from last week) when I went back to work from being sick so that was nice.
It was MAC Flirt & Tease shimmer blush, a Philosophy lip gloss, an Estee Lauder duo eye pencil (aqua and teal and I am in LURVE!) and an EL Signature lipstick in Portofino Coral – Christine, I think you would love this colour! Reminds me of Crosswires but slightly pinker.
I also checked out some Dior quints (Pearl Glow somehow passed me by and it’s very pretty) and EL Double Wear eye pencil – when my No-Buy restriction ends, Black Plum will be mine!

Excited for: Games night at a friends tonight (it’s already Saturday here!) – with cake!

Haul: none, surprisingly!
Excited for: Six Flags with church!
Friday plans: watching youtube videos and stalking temptalia!(;

btw, did Mellan get a haircut? he seems different to me. maybe the way he’s lying down or soemthing–adorable!

I went a tad crazy this week with MAC – Stereo Rose, By Candlelight, In the Groove, Making it Easy, Jazzed, Go For It, Chillin’, Haute & Naughty Lash, I.Want.Candy, Sparklicious, If Its Pink.

Chanel – Paradoxal, Legende lipstick, and Pink Explosion blush.

Bumble & Bumble Hair products – Surf Spray, and a couple of other styling products. Love their stuff.

Question if at all possible – what color eye shadows would you wear with a hot pink ombre dress for an late afternoon wedding – evening reception?

Haul: MAC Stereo rose, NYX (5 different eyeliners) and 1 NYX trio palette, AND 3 OPI nail polishes (buy 2 get 1 free at ULTA!)
Excited for: nothing really, just not having to work this weekend is exciting enough!lol

Stereo Rose MSF – I haven’t really tried it yet because I’m having a bad skin day (ugh) but I really like how it looks in the pan. It’s not *quite* the one ring to my Gollum but it’s close. Preciousssss… Might go back for Later (sooo pretty wet) and maybe a 239 brush this weekend.

Looking forward to the weekend! And an end to this heatwave.

Haul: UD eyeshadow in Smog, Hiade, Illegal, Last Call.
UD Lipstick in Lovechild (fav) and Trainwreck. Lipliner in Wicked
Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Philosophy Pure Cleanser
Benefit Stay Put Set
Sephora by OPI in Rumba Romance, Only Gold for Me Top Coat
Nars eyeshadow in Galapagos
Excited for: China Glaze Vintage Vixen (when does it come out?)
Friday Plans: Stay home and take care of my sick husband (just a cold, but is acting like a two year old!)

MAC e/s in: Anitiqued,Fliament,Dazzlelight,Bronze,Club and jest…Stereo Rose, By candle light msf, and i like it like that and all styled up lipstick
Dior: Color cannage pallette and Diorshow Mascara
MAC fix +
Makeup forever foundation
4 nyc blushable creme sticks

E.L.F. products (my first “makeup” order from them) but they won’t arrive until next week.

Was supposed to get the 2 Stereo Roses too but they sold mine!

So.. short, sad haul for the week LOL. Hopefully I’ll have better luck with the upcoming collections (particularly Venomous Villains.)

Haul: MAC things for my kit — Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in NC37, Studio Fix Powder+ Foundation in C35 x 2, Blot Powder Loose in Medium Dark, Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Chromaline Eye-Liner Gel/Creme in Black Black, Liquid Liner in Boot Black, Eye Kohl Pencil in Smolder, Eye Brow Pencil in Lingering, Eyeshadow in Carbon, and extra brushes (168, 187, 217, 224, 242, and 263). And then more MAC things for fun — Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass in On The Scene, and Nail Lacquer in Morning.After. Plus, Benefit’s Coralista and Sugarbomb, a new tube of Lancome Hypnose Mascara, Chanel’s Mousse Exfoliante Purete Exfoliating Cleansing Foam, Chanel’s Purete Ideale Mattifying Fluid, and Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 Cleansing Water. Phew, that was quite a list!

Excited for: The weekend! I can finally sleep in!

Friday plans: Night It Up!, which is an Asian night market event in Toronto featuring lots of food! YAY!

After watching your video I made notes and stuck to my list when it came to In the Groove:
By Candlelight
Stereo Rose (Love!)
In the Groove (a new passion is developing for cranberry shadow now!)
Happy Together
Excited for: My son’s first birthday party. His birthday was last week but we had to postpone the party because he was sick.
Friday Plans:Study the Foundation Matrix!

Haul: MAC By Candlelight MSF, Studio Moisture Fix as well as their Oil Control Lotion (:

Excited for: Going to NYC in 2 weeks!! (it’s my first time!)

Friday plans: Dinner with the family πŸ˜€

Haul: Mac to the grove
Msf stereo rose Petticoat e/s style setter jazzed and stila kit
Plan to see / chaperone toy story 3 with lil kids from church

Haul: Petticoat MSF! I only went into mac to see what everything looked like, and caved in. My mac was sold out of ALOT of the in the groove lip products, a few blushe, and stereo rose and by candlelight. i was actually surprised they still ahd petticoat. Now i’m on the hunt for the ud naked palette and some new lip stuff… i just cant decide what colors i want!

Excited for: relaxing! I worked 23 hours in 2 overnight shifts this week doing the new floorset (i work at american eagle) so i’m exhausted!

Friday plans: since fridays almost over in nj… maybe a movie or just hanging out

MAC Haul: Jazzed lipstick and Hang Loose blush (both of which I planned to get), and By Candlelight MSF (which I hadn’t planned to buy, but when I saw it I liked it more than I thought I would).

Friday Plans: Worked, stopped by the MAC counter, and then went out for sushi with a friend. It was a good day. πŸ™‚

This was a major haul week for me. The highlight (well, until today) was finally receiving the Laura Mercier palette I ordered from a month ago. It was even better than I expected–5 mostly neutral e/s, 5 flattering lip colors, and 2 eye pencils in the same shade, Black Turquoise (that’s a bit odd, but I suppose they had to make it 2 because a full-sized pencil wouldn’t have fit into the compact). Last weekend I picked up a few nail polishes from Ulta, including a gorgeous purple called Celebutante. From a swap, I got MAC’s Mattene lipstick in ’40s Pink, Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust e/s in Snowflake, and Love & Beauty nail polish (from Forever 21) i