Free for Haul Friday, Volume #046

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A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

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Haul: MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes x12, Guerlain Grenade & Gina Rouge G Lipsticks, Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation in #2, Chantecaille palette

Want to make time to: watch a movie with the boy!

Funniest thing that happened this week: I think answering the door to the UPS man giving me a rather dubious look upon seeing my two-toned lips…

Friday plans: Grabbing lunch with a friend!

This week’s Mellan photo…

I was playing stalker/creeper!Β  This photo is from last summer @ Lake Tahoe, CA.Β  (Mellan & the boy)

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No haul this week apart from a barry m lilac lipstick which was only 6.5E. I was so close to buying chanel ming rouge laque but chickened out at the last minute because i’ve so much other things that I need to buy and i will probably end up on the streets with a load of luxury makeup if I continue on buying! I will hopefully get it in the future though!

Plans; I’ve been watching a load of classic movies this week – gone with the wind, the graduate, some like it hot, all about eve, casablanca so i’m trying to finish Lawrence of Arabia at the moment but its a bit slow!

Haul: None [no money =(]
Want to make time to: Go to the cinema…
Funniest thing that happened this week: Hum, I can’t remember. It has been a normal week
Friday plans: Maybe a film at home or a dinner out… Don’t know yet!

Very cute picture!
Haul: I finally caved and ordered an extreme number of Butter LONDON polishes. I hope their good!
Really want to make time to: Read/sleep. In that order. Had to get up extremely early this morning to drive the brother to the airport.

Friday plans: Friend’s girlfriend’s birthday dinner, and visit with the boyfriend’s family, as his siblings are down as well as his nephew.

I’m really excited for Chimney Sweep and Old Blightly! I’ve heard only good things about them, and I love the names of all of their polishes. Don’t need another red, but one is called Come to Bed Red.. (I couldn’t resist!)

Haul (Thanks to a NARS code):

Nars Eyeshadow Palette 9951 Pleasures of Paris
Nars Single Eyeshadows – Night Breed, Lola Lola, Ashes to Ashes

OPI – William Tell Me About OPI
Essie – In Stiches, Velvet Voyeur, Sew something

Weekend plans:

Major room organization, cleaning, decorating happening this weekend

Funny story:

My car got towed at the DVM, which is more ironic than funny, but yea, only me πŸ™‚

Haul: Ordered stuff from Korres, again. LOL.

Want to make time to: finish all my homework, I’ve been sick for a few days and have no energy.

Funniest thing that happened this week: I think answering the door to the UPS man giving me a rather dubious look upon seeing my two-toned lips…
LOL Christine thats hilarious, I can only imagine!

Friday plans: Resting at home.

Haul–Vex, Tilt, hepcat, and Rose pigment from MAC, with another blank palette(WHEW!) UD Naked palette and Deluxe e/s palette, MUFE Star powder 916, UD Lounge, a bunch of eve pearl off hautelook(Au naturale, a lipstick, a lipgloss duo, and a backup of my foundation).

Funniest thing this week–listening to a cranky coworker. I think I’d go insane if i took her crap personally. But there’s something spectacularly awesome listening to the woman try to convince you that the thing overflowed because YOU were lazy, and didn’t clean it out RIGHT BEFORE SHIFT CHANGE, when you were assigned to be elsewhere, and you manager refuses to dirty his hands with that stuff, so it went 8 hours unchecked because of HIS negligence. No hun, take it up with HIM. Empty or no, after 8 hours it WILL overflow, regardless of me! Better yet? Said manager insisting that that’s not HIS job every time ANY issue comes up, be it checking the leaky ice maker, telling his boss to stop using my department for work that really ISN”T our job, or at least write decent procedures for how to do it. I work with some…. special…. people. It goes back and forth between “hilarious” and “slowly driving me insane”.

This weekend, I’m looking forward to having a LOT of time at home, not dealing with idiots, and spending time with the boyfriend.

Haul – DuWop Private Nude lipstick and Clarins Instant Smooth primer.

Friday Plans – Major makeup haul at Dillards ($10 off $50, $20 off $100, and so on for beauty/skincare purchases) later today! Planning to get Clarins Prodige Face Palette, MAC Viva Glam V ls, Nymphette lg, Satin Taupe es and who knows what else.

Haul: china glaze polishes in classic camel, swing baby and awaken! Looove swing baby. I also picked up benefit high beam-amazing and I got some Kenra color care dry shampoo!

Our plans today are to go to Cattle Congress(I live in IA). Lots of fun things for the kiddos to do there. Then I am going to take the kids back home to see my family while my husband works tomorrow:)

I think they sell it in every hair salon around here. You should check it out they have amazng products. I love the dry shampoo. It not only cleans your hair but gives it some lift on your roots!

Photo: Reminds me of Mr. Wilson from Home Improvement. No one has ever seen Sean face nor Mr. Wilson (was that his name). lol.

Haul: Placed my order for the Venomous Villians Collection with MAC (its not paid for yet, does that count??) Hopefully I can pick it up on Tuesday.

Want to make time for:Spending time with my mom. I have been so busy since school started and attending boot camp, I am hardly home.

Funniest thing that happened this week: Yelled at my boot camp trainer because my leg started cramping and he told me to keep my legs up. *the nerve of him*

Friday Plans: Karoke with the BF, cousin and her co-wokers. Ill be watching, not participating πŸ™‚

My beauty haul for this week is that I found a way from me to wear peachstock for my dark skin. Tonight I am going to dinner for my frind’s birthday. VERY EXCITED!

Big haul this week. I got:

MAC Palace Pedigreed eyeshadow quad
MAC Bloodline Pigment
MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliners in Defiantly Feline, Desires & Devices, Marked For Glamour and Smoky Heir
MAC Cremestick Liner in Velvetella
MAC lipsticks in Kittenish, Aristo-Cat, Powerful and Drive Me Wild
MAC Lipglasses in Spree, Lap Of Luxury and Docile
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes in Unlimited, Love Forever, Faithfully Yours and Perpetual Flame

No7 Smoky Eyeliner
No7 Exceptional Definition Eyeliner with free No7 Define and Shimmer eye palette
No7 Matte Top Coat for nails

My Dad had his operation for bowel cancer on Tuesday, and we have been given the great news that all went well and they think they got it all. That’s the best news we could possibly have had πŸ™‚ He’s looking well and is upbeat about it, so we’re all very relieved.

Hoping to get some sleep this weekend as I’ve had hardly any sleep for the past couple of weeks due to worrying about my Dad and my son’s sleep problems.

Oh….I hauled like crazy today…I got

A Sephora eye palette in 10 – Kiss From~
A Sephora brush case that I’ll use as makeup bag (it looks like a pencil case, and since I’ll only put lip stuff, mascara and sweets in it, it works)
Yes To Carrots Eye Cream
Too Faced Brightening Blush in La Vie En Rose & Papa Don’t Peach
MUFE Rouge Artist Lipstick in 33 – Satin Fresh Pink

And…I’ll spend the weekend I think getting ready to start my first year at University on Monday, when I’ll have a full day of classes…bah

I guess I will…once I get used to have 30 minutes more in class than usual, no breaks between periods and only 1h for lunch.

You know, I find it kind of amazing how you reply to every single comment.

I have a question, just because I’m curious…

if you know them both, can you tell me how does MUFE Rouge Artist #33 Lipstick (that I bought today) compare to the new Love Forever Prolongwear lipstick from MAC?

You can do it!! πŸ™‚

I find Rouge Artist doesn’t last quite as long, though the darker shades to last awhile! But the biggest thing is the MAC shades are a lot creamier and smoother for me.

I went to mac last night and picked up the new longwear concealer and three of the longwear lip sticks and lucky green eye shadow and cunning lipstick. I have nothing planned yet for the weekend, I’m just glad that I have some time to myself.

What a lovely pic! πŸ™‚ Let’s see, let’s see…

Haul: I went shopping with the girrrrls and got myself YSL Parisienne (perfume+body lotion kit) and 2 MAC e/s: Quarry and Phloof! – I wanted to get Soft Brown but they told me they don’t sell it anymore?!
I also got a Rituals l/s in Smart from a friend who wasn’t using hers anyway (it’s bright fuchsia… I LOVE IT). What else? A flat iron (I just had my hair cut short – such a big step for me! – it has always, ALWAYS been straight and now all of a sudden it CURLS? Meh.)and some really nice, warm pyjamas from my mom. I ran out of primer so I got a drugstore one. I bought Paradoxal and Inimitable Intense from Chanel too – LOOOOVEEEE. Furthermore, I bought the ChG Awakening collection – is it just me or are these really disappointing? – and WON a Scrubby&Bubbly (a scrub that lathers up really well… I love scrubbing and I love foam so it’s PERFECT and it smells like oranges <3). I think that's it? Oh no, wait, I also received 2 nailpolishes from Diamond Cosmetics and ordered an entire brush set! Wow. That's some serious haulage.

Want to make time to: Cocoon with some candles (school starts soon) and maybe read a book. And get ready for my trip to LDN next week!! So excited.

Funniest thing that happened this week: I was supposed to meet with my friends at Starbucks but they were waiting for me in this cove-like thingy and I couldn't find them! I walked through the entire Starbucks THREE times and had to call them to find them, LOL. It was so silly! We missed eachother completely.

Friday plans: (it's Friday night here:) I visited my grandma. She's quite ill (bronchitis) so I got her some flowers and walked her dog for her. Now? Watch ANTM and hopefully go to bed early! (That sounds so dorky, LOL! But I prefer getting a good night's rest over partying.)

I hope your weekend is going to be grrrrrrreat, Christine!

Haul: Preordered some Mac Venomous Villains stuff and ordered Chrome Yellow, Sassy Grass, Ban This!, and a new x4 pallet online.

Plans: Want to make time to: Meet up with an old high school friend and play Dragon Age.

Funniest Thing: I created a character for my friend to play in a show. He was one of those Monty Python pepperpots (old batty British ladies) and he just stole the show.

Friday plans: Try out my friend’s PlayStation Move.

Haul: Estee Lauder blue dahlia (I know its been out for a while but in my local Sears, they give a gift with it today, so my friend put it aside for me until today :p) and a purple nail lacquer from estee lauder as well (don’t remember the name sorry but its a beautiful deep purple).

Want to make time for: I would want to have time to go see my family, but im working and i have a lot of readings to do!!!

Funniest thing that happened this week: We had a party with the law school and one of my friend drank so much that we find him a 4 in the morning sleeping under a table

Friday plans: I have a civil proof class and working all night!

Hahaha I love that photo!

Haul: I’m waiting for some E.L.F., Milani, NYX, Coastal Scents and Prestige stuff to arrive. My dad said some boxes arrived and I am crazy to know what they are! Haha

Want to make time to: study! I have soo much to read this weekend/holyday (Sep 20th is a regional holyday)!

Funniest thing that happened this week: Staying with my friends. There are always lots of jokes!

Friday plans: Studying!

Well I didn’t get to post my haul last week because I was buying a car – a 2007 Honda Civic EX!!!!!!!! So excited, it’s better than my first Honda and I loved that one too!
so anyway, I am little light on cash but hadn’t hauled any nail pretties lately, so I went to the mall and bought these:
OPI William Tell Me About OPI
OPI Ski Teal We Drop
OPI Cuckoo For This Color
OPI Lucerntainly Look Marvelous
Orly Royal Navy
and i needed new undies, so I made a major haul at Victorias Secret!

my plans – Want to see the new movie Devil and am going with my friend to take my fave kitty to the vet.

MAC Sweet Ever After
I want to pick up Nars Douceur blush and Tarte Lash Hugger mascara. I have MAC Perfect Cheek so I’m just talking myself out of it…slowly.

Want to make time to:
practice guitar.

Funniest thing that happened this week:
Helping with finishing touches on a red velvet cake shaped as a penis while waiting for my friend’s bride-to-be…all while chatting it up with drag queens at Lucky Chengs.

Friday plans:
Meet up with the love of my life tonight and take care of him after eye surgery complications.

thats such a pretty picture christine! your a really good photographer! : )

Haul: Urban Decay BOSIII…def a splurge purchase. but i didnt want to miss out on it and regret it

Want to make time to: get a haircut….havent had one in a year or so i really need one

Funniest thing that happened this week: nothin funny really happened this week

Friday plans: either going over my friends house or sit outside and play rummikub with one of my friends.

Haul: my husband will buy me (he doesn’t know yet) Pearl CCB, Posey/Ladyblush/Lilicent, and maybe shimmermoss (do I need shimmermoss if I have steamy?hmm)….

Make time to: prepare for my first tutorial of the semester as a TA

Funniest thing this week: pretty average week
Plans: make dinner and clean….maybe go out for coffee πŸ™‚

This was a MAC-centric week: Palace Pedigreed palette, Lap of Luxury and Viva Glam Cyndi lipglasses, Defiantly Feline and Smoky Heir Superslick liners, and Mocha blush. I also preordered Heartless lipstick, Wicked Ways lipglass and Bad Fairy nail polish. I’m going to be eating cereal for the next two weeks, but it was worth it!

Plan to spend my weekend studying for board exams and spending time sorting through my makeup collection. I need to toss products I am not using. Kind of keeping it low at home this weekend but after boards I am officially a psychologist.

Haul: Just a couple of the Pro Longwear lipsticks, but also the foundation and concealer… Um what else… Strobe Cream (giving it another chance lol), some skincare at Shiseido (which I may return if it doesn’t work for me – I have the worst luck with moisturizers that have an SPF in them). Oh and I picked up the new flooring for the kitchen! πŸ™‚ Woohoo!

Want to make time to: Trying to make time to do a client’s hair. I’m not, in any way, a “hair person” but in a pinch I can do color πŸ˜‰

Funniest thing that happened this week: Hmm… I’ll have to start writing funny things down. I’m not sure.

Friday plans: A friend is getting married tomorrow and I need to see if I can find her place TODAY so I’m not rushing last minute to find it tomorrow πŸ˜› That and working on the kitchen some more (taking up the old flood to make room for the new). We also got a new bed that should be arriving today as well! πŸ™‚

The flooring is just a laminate (kinda like Pergo) but it’s in a cork pattern so it should kind of just fade into the background (that’s what I’m hoping for anyway!)

And yes… SPF and skincare. It can irritate my skin and eyes, burn and sometimes even rash or break out. It’s the same with foundations (with SPF) – If I only wear them for an hour or two every now and then (for videos, photos, etc.) then I’m okay, but any longer and my face just starts to get angry with me!

You mean like took notice of which types of SPF irritate the most? I have done that… I have found some are better than others but I’m still searching! πŸ™‚ I often find that over time, different skincare will bother me – For example, I’ve never been able to use the same eye cream for more than a year. After about a year or so it starts to burn my eyes. Strange but I guess your body starts to reject it over time – Especially in areas like the eyes that are more sensative perhaps?

I know that I’ve read when it comes to SPF, some are really sensitive to chemical type vs. physical type (which I believe just includes titanium dioxide and zinc oxide – most other ingredients are chemical), with the physical type being more tolerable for the majority.

I swear all eye creams burn my eye area, I don’t know why. It does not encourage eye cream use at all!

Titanium Dioxide is a big one for me… Always irritates my skin. So far the Shiseido moisturizer I picked up is working fine, though it’s only been a couple days. The SPF in that product is all chemical… No oxides at all. I actually tested it by rubbing it on my eyelids and under my eye and it didn’t bother me (well, any more than anything else would if I got it that close to my eyes). Here’s hoping! πŸ™‚

I’ve heard people say numerous times that there’s nothing really special about eye creams. I have a friend who uses an all-natural cream that’s actually made for stretch marks on pregnant women. She loves it. If you look at a lot of department store eye creams you see a lot of mineral oil, petroleum, glycerin and a variety of waxes. Nothing too special (of course these are carrier products for the “active ingredients” but still…) Interesting that you have the same reaction to them that I do though, makes me wonder how many other people do too!

Eye creams, ahh! I don’t know whether to really believe or buy into the fact that you need such specialized products *just* for the eyes… well more the theory that the area is so thin, it needs something special. I don’t mind the concept that eye cream is more of a serum, thus a treatment or more concentrated than a moisturizer – but just to moisturize my eyes, really? I mean, I apply moisturizer to my face, and it’s going to disperse and end up covering the majority of my face–eyes included–and regular moisturizer hasn’t destroyed my eyes yet.

I agree. Honestly if you want to hold back those fine lines and reduce any puffiness (which I’ve never had a problem with) than the best things to do are the things that most people don’t want to do. LOL! Get plenty of sleep. Drink lots of water. Exercise and eat right. That’s the BEST thing you can do to keep your skin in it’s best possible condition. Of course moisture is important to, but a general moisturizer will do the job just fine. I think most people want to believe that if they spend $100 for an ounce of cream in a jar, that it will fix everything! Haha!

I remember two years ago, Jay lost somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-70 pounds. When people saw him and asked, “Wow! What did you do to loose the weight?!” and his reply was “Diet and exercise.” EVERYONE said the same thing: “WHAT?! NO!!! I can’t do that! That’s aweful! I don’t have the time!” Hahaha!

We all want a magic pill that will fix our lives. Unfortunately no company makes a moisturizer than can help us take better care of our bodies.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic elixir? I would also take a magic lose-weight-feel-great pill, LOL!

But I completely agree — diet, exercise, sleep are all the things you need to do. And sometimes good genetics will see you through. While I don’t want to age prematurely, I’m OK with aging in general… it’s natural, part of getting older. I wear my SPF, sunglasses, and try not to squint. I won’t give up making funny faces, laughing, or smiling so I can reduce fine lines though!

Haha! I was JUST working on a “Dusty’s Guide to Aging and Skincare” video over the past few days… Which is why I’m all kind of rant-ready about it! LOL! And the VERY FIRST THING I mention is genetics. Unfortunately the best thing we can do to achieve healthy skin is something we have absolutely no control over πŸ˜› (I also mentioned sunglasses… Haha! We’re on the same page)

I thank my mom for her genes all the time, because she’s aged quite well. And my mom’s idea of skincare is beyond me! I don’t even know if she really cleansed/moisturized on the regular for the majority of her life, LOL. I know that she does moisturize and cleanse in some capacity now. I should ask her. I don’t know if I was too young to recognize her beauty habits growing up or not. My [maternal] grandmother also has aged very nicely — until my grandfather got sick and she spent more time awake than sleeping and tending to him (it was actually very sad and painful for me to see her age 20 years in about 2 years). So I just hope I age along those lines and cross my fingers that SPF and sunglasses will help me, too.

I also have to remind myself not to be vain and wear my glasses to avoid squinting!

Oops, forgot to add the rest…

Want to make time to: Finish a painting project – flamingo tchotchkes for my Mom’s backyard.

Funniest thing that happened this week: Some random dude drunk dialed my work voicemail and yelled, “Sharron, make me a sandwich!” several times. I think he was trying to sound like Ozzy Osbourne…

Friday plans: Pizza and the latest episodes of Warehouse 13.

I *finally* got my TransDesign order from customs! I’m now the proud owner of
* China Glaze Recycle, Paper Chasing, Awakening Halloween set (Mummy May I, Zombie Zest, Ick-a-bod-y, Fast Forward Topcoat), Bogie, Hey Doll, Foxy, Riveter Rouge, Emerald Fitzgerald
* Essie Main Squeeze, Sew Psyched, In Stitches
* OPI Here Today … Aragon Tomorrow Suede, Crepes Suzi-ette, From A To Z-urich, Just a Little RΓΆsti At This, William Tell Me About OPI, Black Cherry Chutney

Also, MAC Aristo-cat l/s, Dubonnet l/s and Crosswires l/s.

WANT TO MAKE TIME TO: (1) sleep (2) sleep (3) sleep (4) accomplish stuff from my ever-growing to-do list (5) sleep

FUNNIEST THING THAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK: There was nothing funny that happened this week, sadly. πŸ™

FRIDAY PLANS: … went out the window, a friend who wanted to visit me ended up in hospital due to an extreme case of flu … hope she gets better soon! … so, friday plans = nothing πŸ™

I went to Sephora and got theBalm’s Cabana Boy shadow/blush and the Leopard Love blush palette from Too Faced. I also went to The Body Shop and got some of their tea tree oil products, Coconut Oil Hair Shine, and a Born Lippy Satsuma Shimmer Lip Balm (the last one!). πŸ™‚

My haul from earlier in the week… I visited Burberry counter at Nordstrom. Had a lovely time getting a makeover, and came away with:

Eyeshadows in Porcelain, Almond, Rosewood, and Taupe
Lipsticks in Hibiscus and Sepia (not in stock, will have to ship it to me)
Lip liner in 06
and a wishlist for the future. πŸ™‚

Haul: Chanel Steel nail polish, Orly Cosmix nail polishes in Space Cadet and the purple one (i cant remember the name lol), and Essie nail polish in Sew Psyched

Want to make time to: study!!! i got to get going on some reading for monday

funniest thing: My shirt is kinda tight so my boobs keep popping out today….i have to wear a scarf unless ppl will see all my goodies today

Friday Plans: celebrating with my friend for her bday!! woot woot

Happy Friday eevryone

No hauling for me this week. The excesses I’ve reached recently hit me really hard a few days ago. I’m trying to get around to booking a flight to Orlando for a WDW trip I have planned with my fellow in February, but I keep not quite having the cash. Despite that I found myself in Neiman Marcus this week due to their beauty event and going nuts because they have a Le Metier counter now (first one in Boston). I started piling up my purchases and was about to purchase nearly the value of a flight to Orlando! What is wrong with me? When I whipped out my credit card and was told they only take AmEx, not Visa or MasterCard, it was like a smack upside the face – UR DOIN IT WRONG.

Time for some serious destashing and shifting of priorities. I’m trying to cut down from 7 eyeshadow palettes to 3 (easier than I thought to pick and choose) and my nearly 80 lipsticks and glosses in half (soooo painfully hard). Makeup is definitely my favorite hobby…but I have others that want some moolah too!

In the meantime, I’m trying to get the most out of what I am definitely keeping and doing full looks every morning and remembering that the best part of makeup is not acquiring more – it’s using it and being creative! πŸ˜€

Haul: two American apperal dresses from hautelook! Over 50% off πŸ™‚ excited for : biking through Miami tomorrow for the beer snob and finally having a Saturday off!

Local department store had 15% off Chanel, so I loaded up.
Chanel: Base Coat Polish
Fantastic Nail Polish
Crease Shadow Brush
Chance Perfume
Safari Eyeshadow
Gris Liner
Mat Foundation
Ultra Correction Fluid Lotion
Ultra Correction Night Cream
Ultra Correction Serum
(I know I am addicted to Chanel :0)
Sephora: Brush Cleaner, Too Faced Primed Powder, Too Face Powder Brush

Want to make time to spend with my 7 month old Daughter, Bailey. They grow up too fast.

Funniest thing that happened this week was my Daughter learning to stand up on her own. She is so cute and wobbly.

My Friday plans are to go shopping for clothing and go out to eat with my Husband.

1.Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
2.Loreal HIP Cream Liner in Black
3.Loreal HIP Chrome Liner in Black Shock (x2)
4.Great Lash Clear Mascara
5.Eyeshadow Quad from Loreal in Canyon Stone

Sephora Purchases
1.Buxom Lips – Amber
2.Buxom Lips – Lacey
3.Time Balm Concealer in Medium Light by THEBALM
4.Too Faced Single Eye shadow – Label Whore
5.Urban Decay Matte Eye shadow – Illegal

MAC Purchases
1.MAC Cream Color Base in Virgin Isle
2.MAC Blush in Peaches
3.MAC Shade stick in Sharkskin

Lime crime Purchases
1.Lipstick in Styletto (black shade)

Want to make time to: Run on my treadmill and clean my house.

Funniest thing that happened this week: Honestly I can’t think of anything funny that happened… must mean I need more humor in my life.

Friday plans: Sleeping and doing a bit of homework and making time to watch the “girl with the dragon tattoo” on netflix.

i didn’t get much cosmetics, just Orly’s “Lunar Eclipse” i think that color is gorgeous!
In other matters, i got a bunch of clothes and a new hair straightener! yay for college!

I got three NYX eyeshadows, : Iced Mocha, Nutmeg and Golden something. Not very special, I’m saving up for when the Venomous Villains comes out here in Holland. That will be 9 october…

Plans for this weekend: Lots of time with BF, we live together but due to hectic work schedules I didn’t see him at all this week.

Haul- saving every penny for venomous villains πŸ™‚
Wan to make time to get in the gym and work on my fitness
Funniest thing that happened – getting the stink eye because I was singing along to lady gaga
Friday plans visiting club mattress featuring dj pillow
Christine what is going on with the manly reviews? I need product suggestions for my thoroughly manly boyfriend lol

This week I got only a brush. Sigma E40. I got it because I don’t like MAC 224 for crease. And I got it now because my mother wanted a kabuki brush, and I ordered both of them at the same time.

I’m planning to make a suede skirt this weekend!

Haul : urban decay black palette, BOS3, benefit high beam, a benefit set.
Wish I had time for: relaxation
funniest moment: coloring my friends hair. Dye everywhere!
Friday plans: nothing. Just got out of school, now I’m headed to work till 11 tonight. Then I’m sleeping!!

I dyed it a dark chocolate brown with some red violet highlights.
It turned out really pretty.
It was my first time using a professional color and I’m so excited it turned out

Haul: nothing

Want to make time to: wash my car

Funniest thing that happened this week: As I was chatting to my rumanian co-worker a man walks up to us and asks her “excuse me, are you italian?” she then looks at me and replies “no, but she is” (pointing at me). He then turned to me and said “hah, strange, you were not the one moving your hands and arms so much”.

Friday plans: Friend’s house warming party

Haul: China Glaze polishes in Four Leaf Clover, Calypso Blue, and He’s Going in Circles (also VII, but that’s for a friend…) AND I just ordered my BOS. So it half-counts. It’s mine, but not tangibly yet.
Best thing about this week: I FINALLY, after FOUR YEARS, have a title and a release date for my favorite band’s next album. And I’m confident it will be amazing. I mean, the concept is a post-apocalyptic radio broadcast? How could it NOT be awesome?
Most-played song this week: “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid” (Live) by the aforementioned favorite band, My Chemical Romance
Weekend plans: I really want to bake something. Particularly chocolate cupcakes.

*sigh* very peaceful pic.

eve pearl makeup from the haute look sale:
hd dual foundation in fair; eyebrow razor; and travel spritz bottle.
i found your old reviews of them and felt very confident in my choices. i wanted the ultimate eye palette, but figured i had dupes of the shades in my stash and restrained myself.

make time for a trip to the guglhupf bakery for some delish goodies… then a long walk as penance!

funniest thing was my hubby & my 10 month old wandering into the bathroom as i was waxing my upper lip, the subsequent looks on each of their faces, and my hubs picking up the used strip to see what i “caught”. there is NO such thing as privacy with a baby in the house!

no plans for friday (the perfect plans)!

Love that photo, it looks so serene. πŸ™‚

Haul: I did buy a few things on eBay including: Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Powder in Eclat de Rose (LE from 2003!!!), the only one missing from my collection. I managed to grab it at a very reasonable price for something so rare (about Β£75, whereas they cost Β£105 in shops – obviously not this one as it was LE 7 years ago), and it’s BNIB too. I also bought a few Mac pigments (Frozen White, Pinked Mauve and White Gold – really wanted the latter from the now cancelled Rodarte collection), Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess liquid eyeshadow in Sand Shimmer, and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation in shade #03 which I’m wearing today for the first time and really like it!

I did also pick up 3 Maybelline nail polishes in the supermarket tonight, and both my Boots and Debenhams orders came this week, so I now have all 4 new Urban Decay palettes, 24/7 in Eldorado and Deviant, Too Faced Leopard Love Kit, and the new Too Faced Fairy Glamour to Go kit. Oh and I also ordered and got 2 Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadows (Denim and Black Velvet).

Going away for the weekend to see my husband’s sister’s family, the children are very much excited about playing with their cousins (all 6 children are between 4 and 9, so it should be a lot of fun).

Haul: Chanel Paradoxal, which despite the so-so reviews I am absolutely in love with. My boyfriend calls it ‘purple mud’ compared to Particuliere which is just ‘mud’. Beauty blogger potential?!
Plans: spending lots of time with my boy this weekend because I’m packing up and moving back to university for my final year next week.

Haul: Urban Decay Naked Palette, it is beyond gorgeous! I am glad I waited to get it in England as it was cheaper!

Plans: Not much, getting over a break up by eating chocolate and relaxing!

Haul: MAC studio fix tinted moisturizer, MAC 226 brush
Excited for: going to a costume party tomorrow.
Friday plans: shopping for said party and hopefully crashing early because I’ve been terribly sleep deprived this week!
Need to make time for: studying lol >.< I'm already behind!


Birthday Girl

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss:


Kat Von D’s Lighting lipogloss

Fierce Red (On sale! Love this color <3 )


Ice Princess
La La

Lip liner:
Plush Red

China Glaze:

10 Assorted colors


5 items Eve Pearl on HauteLook
UD BOS III and High Beam from

Want to make time to:
Finish my crochet projects

Funniest things that happened to me this week:
My son said Yeees-Yeess! It was so cute!

Friday Plans: I want to go out with my son today. Maybe work on a different hair style. I always wear the same one! Since high school!


Haul: CCO fun. MAC Golden Lemon pigment, Femme Fi e/s (back up), Refined Golden bronzer, EL Crystal Baby l/s, Prescriptives Vibrant C eye cream, Prescriptives warm e/s quad.

Plans: Working yet again.

This week I picked up my first MAC lipstick in photo and lipliner in hodgepodge. I also picked up fix plus, OPI nail polish in ink and the color to watch for. I have to work saturday so I plan on turning in early. This week was pretty ordinary so nothing funny. I look forward to getting my internet and cable on since I just moved.

You should, indeed πŸ™‚ I was skeptical that it was just an oddly shaped/hyped up chap stick, but it’s actually quite moisturizing, smells amazing, cruelty free(and organic) and its kind of weirdly-awesome to whip out and have your friends be very confused lol.

Got a great coupon for Rock and Republic so I got an eyeshadow for $3.99! I’d been wanting to try that line for awhile and between the coupon and their going out of business now was my moment. We’ll see if I like the color…

Haul: Not really a haul, but I got a Palace Pedigreed quad with Superior lipstick.. The REAL haul will be happening when Venomous Villains comes out. x3

Want to make time to: Sleep! Busy week!

Funniest thing that happened this week: My boyfriend and I decided to go out and look for this stray cat we’ve been feeding (He was missing for a week). He’s a beautiful white cat. We look for an hour, couldn’t find him. Our backs are turned to some houses, and we hear a faint sound. We look behind us and there he is, running at top speed towards us.. It was almost like that cheesy slow motion running scene you see in the movies. It was so cute and funny. <3

Friday plans: Going to the boyfriend's father army retirement party! Then eating lunch with mom.

That picture is sooo cute πŸ™‚

Haul: OPI Miami Beet (I’ve wanted this shade for forever!)Almay Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup, Garnier Ultra-Lift anti-wrinkle firming eye cream (my first eye cream ever, I feel old lol)

Oh and a quick question if you don’t mind. Do you think that 18 is a good age to start wearing an eye cream? It’s not a thick one or anything. I don’t really have any wrinkles under my eyes, but everyone always says that it’s good to start young, and I spent countless hours outside with no sunscreen or sunglasses when I was younger (I’ve now learned my lesson).

Want to make time to: Finish my book! I’m less that 100 pages away from finishing it πŸ™‚ And then I have 2 more lined up πŸ™‚ I want to get as much reading as I can done before the semester really gets crazy.

Funniest thing that happened this week: Nothing funny happened, but I feel absolutely ridiculous upon giving myself a 2nd-degree burn with my flat iron πŸ™ And I have GHD’s, and those are HOT. My poor finger will never be the same again lol.

Friday plans: Unfortunately, I’ll be writing my first English essay of my university life. Fun! Not.

Haul: I went a bit crazy…

MAC Mineralize Blush in Pet Me
Aristo-Cat lipstick
Parfait Amour e/s
MAC Matte Blush in Blushbaby
MAC Matte Blush in Mocha (love this!)
She Lipstick in Princess (matte berry rose)
She Loose Shimmer Dust in Nymph (plummy pink gold)
Jordana Color Effects eyeshadow singles in Eyedolize (medium blue grey)
Ms Jordana (iridescent blue violet, slightly deeper than Parfait)
High Maintenance (smoky eggplant purple and maybe the best pigmented dark purple e/s I’ve found!)
Mrs Brown (satiny chocolate shimmer w hint of copper)
Mauve My Way (medium matte pink chocolate)
Over The Taupe (metallic donkey brown)
Jordana Loose Eyeshadows in Gemstone (shimmery purple – I got a thing for purples, can you tell? :-P)
Sweet Peach (pretty, bright pinky coral)
Antique Heather (blah looking grey lilac with the MOST amazing sparkles – I love this SO much!)
Jordana nailpolishes in Chiffon (light beige cream)
Lavender Fields (pale lilac cream)
Silky Purple (medium blue purple)
Berry Parfait (deep rosy cream)
Pink Bunny (cool blue pink)
Mint Candy (pastel mint with green shimmer – totally looks like candy)
Urban Rituelle Petit Parfums in Cotton Candy, Pomegranate and Ginger Apple and…
Guerlain gloss in Rose Tentaion.

Plans: Nothing. Stay home and avoid the massive storm we’re experiencing. Huge hailstorm and 9.30pm last night, thunder, lightning, the whole works. I’m just going to stay in bed…

Yeah, I had fun and it was totally worth it. Gonna be broke for the next 2 weeks until I get paid again but I’ve got heaps of stuff to try out so I won’t be bored! And I bough a few dupes for my best friend and we’re catching up on Thursday next week so looking ofrward to see how she likes them!

(The Jordana stuff was only $3-$4 each but it all adds up when you have a mortgage… and they are EXCELLENT quality so I’m happy)

UD Book of Shadows III
Chanel – Enigma quad, Winter Nights quad
Rouge Coco: Teheran, Mademoiselle, Perle, Rose Comete, and Cambon.
I have really been loving Chanel lately!

Everyone have a great weekend!

I received an email from that it was back, so I ordered it right away! (and, of course, 4 more so I could get free shipping… I’m such a sucker for free shipping!)

Haul: Lots this week:
Finally had a chance to order UD Naked Palette (Yay!), Chanel- SoHo Collection: Rouge Allure in Emotive, Rouge Allure Lacque in Stunt, Glossimer in Star, Le Vernis in Strong, Rouge Allure in Stunning, Le Vernis in Rouge Fatal (Stunt, Stunning & Star are all backordered though:(
Bare Minerals/QVC: 4pc Customer Blends Kit & Mineral Veil Compact & Brush Duo, and more Bare Escentuals: from Preview Night: High Shine e/s in Electric & Moonshine, Urban Vibe Kit & Panther, Unforgettable & Bon Bon eye shadows! Yeah, pretty awesome week:)oh, from MAC: Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Perpetual Flame & Pro Longwear Concealer in NW35!

What to make time to: look for additional storage space for all the incoming goodies

Nothing funny happen this week:(

Friday Plans: none- chilling at home

Looking forward to MAC Venomous Villains unveiling party next Tuesday!
Thanks again Christine for posting on FB about the party- my first:)

Mellan: cute as always!

Haul: MAC Club eyeshadow, Deborah waterproof black eyeliner, Urban Decay Naked Palette β™₯.

Want to make time to: Sleep and study Japanese. And sing of course!

Funniest thing that happened this week: My little cat AmΓ©lie wearing blush. She looked so pretty!

Friday plans: Going to Florence for some healthy shopping. =)

Haul: Gave in and bought Kate Somerville’s Gentle Daily Wash…I wanted to try an exfoliant but many of them had salicylic acid which is my arch nemesis! So far so good, I like the gentle cleanser. I was initially shopping for a red lipstick/gloss. I guess I’m too picky or just can’t pull off the vamp look. I should ask you about how to pick “the” red lipstick/gloss for deeper skintones.

Want to make time to: do laundry and organize my stuff…

Friday plans: just came back from a movie with the hubby. We went to go see “The Town.” Pretty good movie…didn’t think I would root for the bad guys, but I did.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Cream shadow in Golden Sand
Estee Lauder Advanced night repair eye cream (used this for just a few days and I already <3 it)

Friday Plans: Nothing…

Excited for: Breaking the Yom Kippur fast tomorrow night! And my Dad's Bday on Sunday

Goodwill sale at Elder Beerman–20% off coupons on makeup! Got a Lancome eyeshadow quad in Modern Edge—taupe and pale mint green- this may be interesting!

Scored the UD Book of Shadows III (Thanks to Temptalia) ;), Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and totally unrelated to beauty but I’m sike nonetheless a Kardashians for Bebe dress that look GREAT on! TGIF EVERYONE!

Haul: Burberry Natural Blush in Peony and Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel were husband’s gifts, Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadows in Incognito, Rene Furterer Tonucia shampoo and mask.

Want to make time to: watch 9 (Tim Burton’s cartoon)

Funniest thing that happened this week: discovered Simon’s Cat

Friday plans: do absolutely nothing…

Haul: MAC dubonnet and hang up lipstick and Sephora berry lipliner
want to make time for: playing with my puppy
Funny story, was telling off my register for not working, told it i hated it and had the customer think i was talking to them! happened twice!

christine – love your ups man story!

my haul this week:
bobbi brown espresso ink gel liner, dr.hauschka daily cleansing cream, faithfully yours lipstick, concubine nail polish, handwritten, brown script, folie eyeshadows.
i’m very happy with my purchases, but i think i need to cool it for a while…!

friday plans: today’s been work work work…finished with dinner with the p’s.

i’m sorry, not sure how i missed your reply!

i absolutely love dr.hauschka skincare….i use their cleansing cream, cleansing lotion, toner and facial moisturiser on a daily basis. since i started the regime, my skin problems disappeared and i feel at ease knowing the ingredients are all natural. the nice thing is that it’s pretty easy to adapt the regime for summer/winter according to the skin’s needs.

i’ve also tried their eye cream and body oils/lotions, which i really liked and if my beauty budget were a little higher i’d probably use them regularly too!

I snagged the Book of Shadows from Sephora this morning and got some Eve Pearl from Hautelook yesterday…

Oh and the Viva Glam lipglasses and some of the superslick eyeliners…

I’m sad. I spent a lot of money this week πŸ™

Haul: Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream, Jemma Kidd All-Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold, MAC eyeshadows in Ricepaper, Patina, Woodwinked, & Club, MAC Fluidlines in Blacktrack & Macroviolet, Anastasia Brow Duo in Brunette, Bare Minerals Eyebrow Brush, MUFE Eyeliner Brush, Smashbox Waterproof Eyeliner in Starstruck

Plans: Just came back from seeing comedian Louis CK in SF live! It was fabulousss.

Chanel Sogo Collection – Stunning lipstick, Stunt laque, and the Quad
Chanel Khaki nail pilishes – Vert & Rose
Very tempted to get a Rouge Coco in Teheran…it’s LE. They are bringing it back.

Do you have this shade Christine? I thought of you since they describe it as a coral-pink.

Mega haul this week (my wallet is crying): Oryl Cosmix FX polishes in Space Cadet, Halley’s Comet, Galaxy Girl, ad Lunar Eclipse; Rescue Beauty Lounge in Scrangie; 2 Urban Decay BoS3; Chanel’s Soho highlighter, Stunt & Santal laque, Paradoxal polish.

Want to make time for The Town and Easy A movies this weekend

Funniest thing that happened this week: Meeting some Miami dolphins hall of famers and cheerleaders at a company event. Mmm, sundaes and dunk tanks.

Haul: UD BOS III, UD mini eyeliner set, Stila Kitten lipgloss/eyeshadow set

Want to make time to: Spend with my bf who i havent seen in two days. two days is too long to be apart

Friday Plans: spend some quality time with my gfs, appies + drinks + lots of gossip

HauteLook just featured Eve Pearl, so I ordered the HD foundation and a few brushes. Who can say no to 30% off??

Want to make time to hang out with the husband and kids but I also have to study for my my Chemistry class!

I had to work Friday and Saturday, but off tomorrow!

Funniest thing…hmmm…probably running into my daughter’s first grade teacher when I was dressed to go out. I mean short shorts, boots and Viva Glamorous REDDDD lipstick. She usually sees me in my “mommy gear”. Yoga pants, glasses and no makeup!

Hope I’m not to late!!

Haul: Dior Lipstick, Nars Eye shadow, MUFE Eye shadow & eye liner’s from Mac & Loreal.

Normal week.

Looking forward to wearing my lippie from Dior…which I did @ movie & dinner w/friends!!!

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