Free for Haul Friday, Volume #051

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

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!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Jack Black Lip Balms!

Friday plans: Catch up on school work!

Blush you always reach for: Benefit Sugarbomb

This week’s Mellan photo…

Was hoping Mellan would fit in the bucket, but his butt is too big!

Serious Mellan!

Bobbing for apples… err… dog treats!

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Haul: I posted this on the review for it already, but I ordered & received the “ILLAMASQUA Pure Pigment in INCITE” this week. Just love it. Thanx to Christine’s top notch selling job, this company will probably make well over $100.00 on this gal πŸ™‚
My one pressing thing on the weekend’s adgenda is to hope and pray my Beloved New York Yankees win 2 straight games in Arlington, TX this weekend and move onward to the World Series.

This Beauty Junky LOVES HER BASEBALL!!!!!!!!

Happy weekend all!

I was going to pick up Ore durring the F&F sale at Sephora but I missed it before it sold out >:/ GRRR!!! That was really the only thing I was itching to get my hands on so I probably won’t even be taking advantage of the sale now! LOL! Ah well…

Haul: that would have to be yesterday’s FF purchase at sephora… let’s just say I SAVED $144…. πŸ˜‰

Friday plans: Work πŸ™ but maybe i’ll check out marshall’s for amini-haul during lunch!, then play with my babies age 4 and 2 πŸ™‚

Blush i always reach for: sephora mono blush in brun timide

mellon is soo cute… and for my week..nothing glam but…we had a halloween party at work and guess what..i ‘googled’ your site to find for inspiration for my make up…got one that caught my eye..the Mac 2007 face charts and it turned out wonderful!!! thanks for being a haven for make up… blush i reach out to benefit i forgot the name..btw,happy weekend

Another rather nice MAC haul, last sunday.

I got:
– 2 MSF naturals in Liht Medium (dont know when ill be doing another haul)
– Springsheen blush, luv it! Been wearing this every day!
– an eyeshadow quad with: -Ricepaper -Beautiful Iris -Deep Truth -Plumage.
– 2 Lipsticks in : -Fanfare -Creme Cup
– 2 Lipglasses in: -Florabundance -Nymphette
– Love Nectar Lustreglass
– 150 brush

Thats it! XOXO

Haul this week: Bought a couple shadow towers from Glamour Doll Eyes becuase they were 15% off! Also eye lashes (3 pairs). I tried out the new Wet N Wild 6 shadow palette which by the way has great pigmentation!! Also bought two sinful colors nails polishes in whats your name and innocent. Last, I bought the coastal scents 28 pallette πŸ™‚

I admitt i have an issue, im a shop-a-holic πŸ™

This weekend i would like to do something fun and exciting like go hiking before it gets too cold.

He look so adorable with his trick or treat buck, what a lucky Doggy is he . we dont have so much pretty stuff for haloween over here. And to be honest i like that kind of stuff so much i would have in my hause the whole year haloween or not, part of my decor.

I wish we had a house so I could go all crazy and decorate for Halloween! With the apartment, there’s just no space to store the decorations after the holiday, LOL.

I live in dorm so i cant put so much stuff either if i had it.
But i would love so much atlest one or 2 halloween stuffe ornamenst
a pumpking, a cat , a bat it would be lovely , or those stuffed animals with halloween costumes.

Mellan photos! He’s a lab right Christine? The bf and I want a lab but it wont be for a while. Is he gonna get any bigger? He’s so lean! Anyway here is my haul

Haul: from sephora f/f Illamasqua Hermetic lipgloss, Nars duo in Melusine, and Duo lash glue

Friday plans: gettting my hair done, watching supernatural, not sure after that

Blush I always reach for: MAC Lovejoy

Yup, he’s a lab! Mellan is full grown now (he fluctuates between 62 and 65 pounds), but he’s on the smaller side for a lab, and we do keep him lean. It’s really easy for labs to overeat and get overweight – they look at you like they haven’t eaten in ten years and you want to give them food so badly, LOL!

Haul – Chanel “Splash” Fluid eyeshadow. Went to MAC for a VV event, caved and bought “Vainglorious” and “Bite of an Apple.”

Friday Plans – Kicking back with a glass of wine and watching a movie

Blush I always reach for – NARS Orgasm

Haul: NARS Blush in Gold Member and Lovejoy

Friday plans: Complete Thesis (I Can do it!)

Blush you always reach for: MAC Stereo Rose with NARS Albatross highlighter.
My week sucked (besides my mini haul) so I’m going to leave it at that.

Haul: Clairsonic, UD 24/7 Jackpot, Boscia Black Mask, Philosophy Microdelivery peel – saved $57 thanks to F&F

Friday plans: We have a houseguest who I’m not too fond of, but thank goodness they’re having a boys night so I’m going to bake Banana Nut Bread and park my self at QVC for beauty & Kardashian night πŸ™‚

Blush you always reach for: Recently it’s been Lorac Pink

Haul: Lightful foaming face cleanser (LOVE THIS)

Friday plans: Clean house while hubby is away on business!

Blush you always reach for: MAC Margin.. i don’t know what I’d do if they ever d/c’d this.

Hey Christine! Just found your website when searching for smokey eye tutorials. You’re awesome! πŸ˜€ okeydokey, here’s my haul: Haul- Victoria’s Secret Bombshell perfume & powder. Friday plans- Going to my bff’s wedding! (ergo the search for smokeys, because I’m wearing a red dress with black/silver/diamond accessories, and it’s an evening wedding). Blush you always reach for- Nars Orgasm

Haul: Sephora F&F Sale! MUFE HD foundation, concealer, primer, blush in Nip Slip, Full Cover Concealer, TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer, Too Faced Enchanted Glamorland Palette.

Plans: Cleaning then work πŸ™

Blush I reach for: MAC Spaced Out

LOVE the Mellan photos! You should seriously have these framed, so artistic, yet adorable!

Haul: Went to a Tartan Tale Sneek Preview at the MAC store in Tampa and picked up Black Line Pearlglide eyeliner and Passing Fancy Dazzleglass Creme. Would have bought more, but it wasn’t payday and we are doing home improvements, so I had to stifle myself! Also picked up Of Summer e/s, Rave Pearlglide Liner, and Sharkskin Shadestick from

Friday plans: Gym, Target, and girly TV shows that my husband never lets me watch, cause he’s always got the TV on ESPN. The hubs will be scoping out a rival high school football team with his offensive line since they’ll probably be playing them in the playoffs.

Blush you always reach for: Benefit Sugarbomb as well! Thanks to you!

Haul: lip balm, mascara & reddish maroon eyeshadow from walgreens.
Friday plans: Going to a Lancome counter, maybe buying a bottle of genefique for Genes day.
Greatest thing that’s happen to me this week is: Childhood best friend had her first baby yesterday so I am really happy & proud for her.

Haul: Rimmel lip products! They were on sale at Shopper’s for $2.99 so I got: Kiss&Stay in 4 colors, two lipsticks, 3 lipglosses…and 1 eyeshadow in Sunshine. Also, Physician’s Formula powder foundation and CG’s LashBlast Fusion.

Friday plans: Drinks after work and then dinner with a friend.

Blush you always reach for: Nars Orgasm!

That picture is adorable.

I just bought a seavite cleanser this week. Its an Irish brand and its made of seaweed and its just so good. I only use it in the mornings because its very gentle. I use MAC cleansing oil in the evenings for makeup removal.

My fav blush is chanel joue contraste in reflex. Its so glowy!

Haul: MAC 187 and 194 brush, LipgelΓ©e in Amber Russe and TLC in Petting Pink

Friday plans: Relaxing (after work of course)

Blush you always reach for: Mac Azalea Blossom

The pictures came out nice. Mellan is so pretty.

Haul: Nothing?

Friday plans: Grocery shopping and I don’t know what else yet.

Blush you always reach for: Cubic by mac

Haul: MAC Love Nectar luster glass, MAC Soft and Gentle MSF, MAC Haute Lash mascara and MAC Fluid Line in Black Track.
Friday Plans: An early birthday dinner with the family and watching the Yankees play Texas… Let’s go YANKEES!!!
Go to Blush: MAC Mocha

Beauty Haul: Okay okay, I`ll be honest, absolutely nothing. BUT I bought a car this week! And I`m excited enough that I don`t need beauty products right now!!

Friday Plans: Sleeeeeep. Relax with the boy. Been a very hectic, busy and stressful week.

Why my pet is the cutest: because my border collie is totally flawed. Doesn`t have the perfect colouring, has adorable spots on his nose(that look like he got in some shoe polish), his ears aren`t straight.. And when I get home he gets so happy that he wags his tail so hard he wags his butt. Gets me EVERYTIME. πŸ˜€

You should do a “Mellan” calendar! haha He’s so darn cute.
Haul – DDF Sulfur Mask, Paula’s Choice 1% BHA Gel
Friday Plans – have dinner with my parents
Most Reached For Blush – Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Berry

Ohh I know I keep saying it, but my goodness, Mellan is just soo soo cute, he’s such a suave, distinguished looking fella, isn’t he!! πŸ˜‰ <3


* NYX "Electric Blue" Eyeliner

(this is my second NYX eyeliner and I'm absolutely loving them so far…I just wish the place that stocks them in Melbourne would have their full array of colours!!) πŸ™

* NYX "Mocha" Jumbo Eye Pencil
* MAC "Wildly Refined" Tinted Lipglass

Friday Plans: Friday just finished over here, but I didn't do anything special, just skyped with my boyfriend who is overseas at the moment, and spent some time with my mum, dad and the rest of our family!! πŸ™‚

Blush You Always Reach For: MAC Mineralized Blush in "Dainty" I just love that slight shimmery flush of pinky/coral, it's my all time fave blush colour!! <3

I hope you have a great weekend, try not to study too hard, Christine!! πŸ˜‰ xXx

Haul : nothing! I’ve been at school all week and started my second job so i’ve been to busy to shop.
Friday plans : I skipped scholl : / I just really needed a day to de-stress
blush : briar rose bp. I’m in love <3

Haul: Received my two HauteLook Vincent Longo glosses! They’re WONDERFUL.

Friday plans: Dinner w/ one of my best friends.

Blush you always reach for: MAC Prism

Haul: Viva Glam Lipglass Cindy and Dainty mineralize blush from MAC

Friday plans: Catch up on the classes I have to lecture next week

Blush you always reach for: Dainty mineralize from MAC – that’s why I had to buy another one!! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend Christine!

I love the Mellan pictures!

HAUL: I haven’t been able to find any of the Guerlain holiday products in my city, so I ordered a bunch of them online this week. I’m looking forward to receiving the eyeshadow quad, mascara, and Rouge G Brilliant lipstick in Bee. If I see the meteorites later on, I may get those too. I think I’m turning into a Guerlain addict!

FRIDAY PLANS: Going out for dinner with my mom, fiancΓ©, and family friends.

BLUSH: MAC azalea blossom

Haul: Mufe hd blush in no6 and no7, Benefit Throbbb Blush, Mac Shadesticks in Gracious Me, SilverBleu, Overcast. Mac eyeliners in Gilded white, indigo, Jade way, Collection 2000 xxl volume sensation mascara, Jane Norman leopard print Handbag, And a bunch of lashes from ebay.

Friday plans: Dejunk my study area, and finish some office paperwork.

Blush you always reach for: Mac serenly blush and Mac trace gold.

didn’t take advantage of Sephora’s F/F yet but I did go to Saks:
D&G lipstick/lipgloss
Kiehl’s lip moisturizer
Kilian’s Travel size perfume set – this one set me back the most but so worth it!!

Friday plans:
catch my sister’s stand-up act.

My go to blush:
Edward Bess – Island Sunset compact rouge

Haul: got a big haul from the Smashbox Rapture collection, from 2008. Got some brushes, shadows, and glosses. Loving them so far

Friday plans: Just knocked out 2 blog posts. Now Im gonna relax

Blush you always reach for: Smashbox Dolce Vita.

I plan on doing some deep deep cleaning this weekend, and officially putting the summer clothes away and bringing out the winter clothes.

Haul: (This week I kept buying things for myself with the excuse “It’s an early birthday present!,” so I have a list.)
Hysteric and Darling loose shadows
Sweet Heart Monster Palette

China Glaze:
Style Wars
Sugar High
Light As Air
Re-Fresh Mint
Aqua Baby
Mrs. Claus
Ruby Deer
Mistletoe Kisses
Little Drummer Boy (Oh, look! A shimmer!)
Party Hearty

I also snagged a Wet ‘n’ Wild black creme, and some nail art things, but the most exciting thing I hauled this week by FAR is Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. On a whim, I went over to Walgreen’s to look for nail decals and such, and on my way out, I just happened to spot Hidden Treasure hiding out (it’s SO appropriately named) with a few other Sally Hansens no one has loved yet. I was so excited I all-caps tweeted about it and then painted my thumbnail in the car.
Friday plans: Hanging out with my siblings, maybe convincing my dad to drive over to Kmart so I can continue my quest for Halloween nail decals (I have a mani idea that requires bats…), going to Walmart to check out the Christmas stuff now we’ve finished putting it all out, watching the Grey’s I still cannot believe I totally forgot about last night.
Awwwww, Mellan!

Thank you!
(It’s not actually ’til next month–it’s just the excuse I’m giving myself way too early to actually work… But the Sugarpill /was/ going to be my birthday present to myself.)

Haul: Halloween Snooki Stuff, Old navy jackets, and tank, & then two other low cut tank tops, (great for snooki) haha for only $5.99. Hmmmmm, 3 Wet n Wild Palettes, Revlon Color stay Foundation, I got face powder, a Rimmel Bronzer only $3. (very natural!) Hmmmm, two pairs of socks, a bedazzled bra/undie set for the snooki costume, ahaha. Let’s see and lots more of halloween goodies, were having a party tomorrow!

Friday Plans: I’m at school right now, trying to finish up, i’ll be here till 2. Haha, & Then probably out to eat with the fam! And get the stuff for the party!

The blush that i always reach for… is.. MAC Fad-Dabulous, it’s my only blush, that’s why. hahahah. I’m prettty sure, that’s the name of it! πŸ™‚

I love my Jack Black lip balm.

Haul – nothing this week; I’m trying to make some final decisions and take advantage of the Sephora ff sale. Here’s my wish list:
Eye Cream – thinking of trying clinique’s (all about eyes)
Korres Lip Butter – not sure which color
Korres Mango Butter Lipstick – thinking natural pink
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Bourbon

Friday plans – work out, then hang out with my fiance this evening

Blush I reach for – lately, I love BE golden gate blush. Their blushes aren’t as powdery as non-mineral blushes, which tend to look unnatural/weird on me. I have a very hard time finding a blush that I like on myself.

MASSIVE haul. 3 Illamasqua lipglosses, 1 illamasqua lipstick, 1 illamasqua pure pigment, Guerlain meteorites, the Yves saint laurent holiday set, two UD eyeshadows, Stila kitten set, a small smashbox palette, Miss Dior Cherie perfume. And earlier this week I hauled a Stila lipstick, and a few brushes.

Favorite blush-MAC Brit Wit

Weekend plans-work tonight, collapse the rest. It has been a VERY high drama period at work. I’m SOOOOO worn out.

WEll, I’ve been wanting to try them forever, but the nearest local sephoras that carry them are several hours drive away. So i’ve procrastinated since I REALLY prefer to see it on my skin before I buy it.

I’m probably going to get a bit more from my local sephora, but I tried to weed items I KNOW they carry, to get online.Haul part 2 will probably have Hourglass Whisper lipstick, a few MUFE cream blushes, Laura Mercier gloss stick in Black Orchid, maybe the UD primer professional size tube….

Haul: MAC Cosmo lipstick (I have 2 backups now, lol!), NARS Exhibit A blush and another Chanel Pink Pulsion Glossimer. It is now my favorite Glossimer and I wish it wasn’t LE!

Friday Plans: Nothing planned, I feel like baking though…

Blush I always go for: MAC Tippy, my favorite pink blusher. I wish I would’ve gotten a backup…but I’ve been using it for 1 1/2 years and it seriously still looks almost brand new >: ).

Awww that top box is so cute!

Haul (thanks to the Sephroa FF sale)

Clarisonic Mia
MUFE Matte Velvet + foundation
NARS Orgasm l/g
2 NARS e/s duos

trying VERY hard not to place another order – wish me luck on that haha

Haul: A new car! <3 I love it!
Friday plans: dinner at home, IΒ΄ll try a new recipe
Blush you always reach for: Not exactly a blush, NARS the multiple in South Beach

haul: sephora- MUFE aqua cream in steel, MUFE aquarelle in red (For a halloween look), clinique lash doubling (my staple), and korres milk protein 3 in 1 cleansing emulsion (my 2nd repurchase)
plans- catch up on school work and watch Paranormal Activity 2 tonight (cant wait!)
blush I always reach for- MAC foolish me!

Mellan is just adorable and super camera friendly!

I must first anounce that I finally got my Bite Of An Apple blush from MAC! gotto love Nordies!

My haul – I just ordered from Sephora’s FF Sale – I am a little low on moola, so I could only get a few things but they are all holiday must-haves for me:

LORAC Box Office Sensation – this is my 2nd holiday kit purchase and they keep me coming back for more! I seriously think LORAC’s blushes, e/s and l/g are all underrated.
Tarte The Jewelry Box – another holiday exclusive set I must have – I absolutely love Tarte’s e/s!
And I also bought a Buxom lipstick/lipgloss set – it looks sooo adorable and since I already love Buxom l/g, I’m sure the lipsticks are just as awesome!
Got a few samples – in fact i’m even excited about these because I get to try YSL’s Touche Eclat in my shade! And I got an exclusive BE set as a 500 point perk!


Friday plans – work, work work! and then a trip to the groceery store :/
BUUUUUT Paranormal Activity 2 opens this weekend and I will be seeing it!
Blush I always reach for – lately it’s been NARS Doucer

Haul: I just bought Naked palette by UD!! I have been going crazy looking for it since forever but it was out of stock everywhere. Like 2 months ago i decided to be notified by UD once they have a stock. I received an email today saying that they select a few people from the waiting list when they receive a small shipment.. and wohoooo my name was chosen! I had 48 hrs to buy and of course I bought it 5 minutes after i got the email!

im so happy!

Plans for this weekend it to celebrate my dads birthday. We are making an Italian themed dinner for him.

Haul: I went a little crazy this week so, let’s not pass judgment, shall we. LOL

China Glaze, oldies but goodies: Vii, Emerald Fitzgeral, For Aubrey, Side Saddle and Midnight Ride
China Glaze Holiday: Naught & Nice, Phat Santa, Little Drummer Bouy, Peace on Earth and Sugar Plus. I now want Party Hearty so I’ll be making a Sally’s run after work. πŸ™‚

Sephora F&F: TF Natural Eye Palette, Stila Backstage LORAC Tie Dye collection, MUFE in 16 and 22, Tarte Holiday Good as Gold, Tarte Be Good to Your Mother lip balm trio, Kat Von D lipstick in Cathedral Ulta: Stila eye for color palette

Friday plans: Work but tonight I’ll probably pop open a bottle of Riesling and watch a DVD or two. Maybe I’ll watch season two of Lipstick Jungle. I wished it didn’t get canceled.

Blush: I’ve never been a blush type of girl. Maybe you’ll convince me to give it a try.

Haul: Ordered new lotions, shower gel, and conditioner from Starring…! and a second metric f’ton of glitter from Aromaleigh.

Friday Plans: Not fully sure yet. Either will call at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, or I may just stay home and play video games. It’s been a busy week.

Go to blush: It was Mac Hang Loose, but I find myself turning to Oh So Fair BP lately.

Haul: OPI Jade is the new black, Do you lilac it, and gargantuan green grape

Friday plans: going out for lunch and shopping with a friend

Blush I reach for usually: Benefit Coralista

My haul hasn’t happened yet….it’s coming this weekend! I was able to get my hands on a few of the VV items that I thought I had missed out on, so i’ve gotta go pick them up. I’ve also gotta place my Sephora F&F order, which my list keep growning on each day. Bad DONNA!!

I’ve gotta finish out my day here at work, then I’ll be off for the weekend. Gotta get my supplies for my Halloween costume for next Friday and spend time w/ my hubby—this Sunday will be his FIRST Sunday off in about a month–YAY!

The blush I always tend to reach for is my Benefit SUGARBOMB!!

Haul: Lancome Hypnose mascara, finally decided to spend more than $8 on one, maybe I’ll actually start wearing it again.
Friday plans: Study for huge midterm.
Blush: Depends on my mood but generally I favor Stereo Rose (still).

Haha! I tried to fit my dogs into the box our sink came in but Paolo wouldn’t go – Bali gets in it but then he just sits and stares at you like, “Okay, I’ve done what you want, where’s my treat?”

HAUL: Made it up to Nordstrom this week and picked up Chanel’s Pro Lumiere Foundation – It’s been on my list for awhile as something I wanted to try so I finally broke down and bought it πŸ™‚ That’s about it. $600 on a sink and another $300 for a faucet = broke Dusty for the week.

FRIDAY PLANS: Punkin’ Carving JACK-O-LANTERN party tonight with scary Halloween movies! Excited πŸ™‚

BLUSH YOU ALWAYS REACH FOR: On myself lately it’s been the Maleficent Beauty Powder (so pretty and I bought an extra one for just me!) but usually it’s an Aveda blush/lip cream or Superdupernatural by MAC.

You’ll have to keep me posted on the Pro Lumiere! Haven’t tried any Chanel foundation but want to!

That’s how Mellan was. He’s like, “OK, I endured this for you, what do I get?”

That’s funny because the next one I wanted to try out after this is Guerlain’s Parure Gold (which I know you love). When I try it out I’ll remember to let you know how Chanel compares.

Right now I’m in LOVE with the Chanel foundation though. Perfect semi-matte, satin finish with medium coverage. Looks flawless when I have it on and it FEELS good (you’re spending big bucks on a foundation it should FEEL like you’re treating yourself when you wear it). It KIND of reminds me of much more light-weight, high end version of MAC Studio Fix Fluid – Without the unpleasing smell πŸ˜› LOL

Haul: I took advantage of the FF sale purchased a Clarisonic and some Nars shadows yesterday from Sephora. I can’t wait to get everything. From the drugstore I got 2 of the new wet n wild holiday palettes which I am really pleased with and a hard candy baked blush from Walmart.

Friday plans: I have a lot of errands to run today. I have to take my dog to the vet. Go grocery shopping, buy a birthday present for my niece, pick up a few things for my grandma and drop them off. Tonight, I’ll probably just relax at home with my husband, maybe watch a movie.

Blush you always reach for: It changes every few weeks, right now it’s Briar Rose BP, before that it was Benefit Coralista.

Mellan is so cute. I just love labs. πŸ™‚

Coconut Grove and Etrusque. I especially excited to get Coconut grove. I’ve been wanting it for a while now, but I’ve been waiting for the F&F sale. I swatched it in the store and fell in love. I have a lot of brown shadows but nothing quite like it. I think it is going to be great for smoky eyes or to use as a liner because it is not as harsh as black, but still very dark.

Your dog is so cute!

Haul: UDPP in the large size, Dior Dior Addict Perfume, and the Sultra Bombshell 1 inch curling iron. Thank you Sephora friends and family sale!

Friday plans:Probably either reading for class or outlining for finals. I sound like such a loser!

Blush I always reach for: MAC Azalea Blossom

Haul: hit up FF for 1 rouge dior lippie, YSL L’Homme perfume for the bf, Nars Petit Monstre & Downtown lipgloss, also got the Guerlain D’or quad and Rouge G in Bee! and I enabled 2 friends. woe is us!

Friday: working all day & night
Blush: just my natural face at the moment, working on clearing the skin

Haul: MAC’s Venomous Villains collection which has finally been released in our country!

Friday plans: Dinner date with the boyfriend!

Blush you always reach for: lately it’s been MAC’s Gingerly

Happy weekend! πŸ™‚

Mellan is so cute! I have so been missing my dog this week (I’m at a school 750 miles away). Adorable!

Haul: I received some orders I placed a couple weeks ago and did my FF order. Received:
Korres Milk Proteins cleanser
Korres Wild Rose Mask
Korres Wild Rose Serum (the serum and mask are AMAZING! I tried them in the Wild Rose kit they have and fell in love. Finally purchased the full-sized versions!)
MAC She Who Dares eyeshadow
MAC Revenge is Sweet lipglass

Sephora Haul:
Benefit Lemon Aid
Bare Minerals Shimmer and Shine set
Tokidoki Adieu eyeshadow palette (Christmas gift for someone)
Benefit Cream shadow/liner in Icy Shot
Jack Black lip balm in Lemon & Chamomille (already own & like the mint)
I was disappointed that several of the Cake Beauty products mysteriously became “out of stock” 1 day before the sale. I hope they get them back in before it’s over!

Friday plans: Not much. Going to the bank, cleaning, having dinner with a friend & watching Murder, She Wrote dvds lol.

Blush: MY cheeks are naturally very rosy (which I’m not a fan of) so I tend to avoid blush. When I do use it, I usually reach for Benefit Dandelion.

Aaw, such a cutie! πŸ™‚

Haul: I’ve not really been shopping lately, only picked up 2 Collection 2000 concealers because I ran out simultaniously of two. I bought a few things on eBay, including Guerlain Rouge G Le Brillant in Bee which I adore (and it was a bargain at Β£16.50! they normally cost Β£27) and the new YSL colorama highlighter (for Β£12.50! again retails at Β£35 or so). Can’t wait to go to London on Sunday and check out Selfridges and the big Debenhams, really want more thing from the Guerlain holiday collection, hope it’s out already!

Friday plans: Going out for drinks with some of the mums from my eldest daughter’s class.

Blush you always reach for: erm, not too sure, there are a few incl. Stereo Rose, Springsheen, Daft Pink and Gentle mineralize blushes, etc., but I do tend to try and vary them otherwise I’ll never use all my blushes. πŸ™‚

Haul: Rock & Republic shadows and gloss, NYX Winter in Moscow and St. Lucia palette, (Sephora F&F Haul —> TF Shadow Insurance Policy palette, LORAC Box Office Sensation palette(Holiday), Stila Backstage palette, LORAC Tie Dye Gloss Set(Holiday), and 3 MUFE Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks #9, 15, 36.

My mom wants to hang this evening. πŸ™‚

Don’t wear blush.

Haul: I just ordered some stuff from Sephora’s F&F sale: Nars blush in Sex Appeal, Nars lipstick in Schiap, and Urban Decay Urbanglow in Moonshine!

Friday plans: I am going to a Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing, bring on the fishnets!

Blush I always reach for: Mac’s Dollymix

Haul: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (La Vie en Rose) Eau de Toilette, NARS Etrusque eyeshadow (from Holiday ’10), a MUFE eyebrow brush, and Bobbi Brown gel liner in Espresso Ink. All from Sephora’s F&F! I’m thinking about going back for Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. πŸ™‚

Friday plans: Take a much-needed rainy afternoon nap and catch up on my TV shows on Hulu! Hurray for the weekend!

Blush you always reach for: NARS Multiple Tint in Beverly Hills. When I’m tired (which is a lot of the time), my skin really shows it. This has a moist/dewy finish and nice healthy rosiness that gives my dehydrated, tired skin some life!

Oops! I have become a little addicted to hauling and sales lately
Sephora F&F:
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
Fresh Soy Skincare Set
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain
Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar
NARS So Famous Set
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Fierce
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte # 30 Faubourg Peach
Dior Rouge Lipcolor in Pink Caprice
MUFE Rouge Artist Intense # 38
MUFE Glossy Full Couleur # 1
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
DUO Eyelash Adhesive
Lancome Best Lashes Mascara Gift Set
NARS Nail Polish in Pokerface

China Glaze Haul:
Midnight Kiss
Jingle Bells
Mistletoe Kisses
Party Hearty
For Audrey

Aromaleigh Haul:
Gothic Lolita Rouges in: Rococo, Corset & Dolly
Rocks! Sonic Rouges in: Candy-O, Breathless & Femme Fatal

Friday Plans: Relaxing! It’s my first day off of work in 10 days πŸ˜‰
My go to blush currently is Tarina Tarantino in Parasol & Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in Healthy Glow

I’ve gone and spent some cash on maybelline colorsensations lipsticks and have a couple of gorgeous pinks and two lovely corals.
As for plans; eat gorgeous food, watch soppy movie and give myself a little facial. Complete indulgence today! x

I use Neutrogena gentle exfoliating scrub to get me started, then use a soap and glory face mask and give my face a massage. I use cooling eye packs just because my eyes always feel really hot and painful (I’ve got a visual impairment so I tend to strain my eyes most of the time!) and have an audio book playing while I chill. I use a hot cloth to wipe off the mask and then use a Vichy moisturising serum (which I am in love with atm).
What about you?

Aawww Mellan must be so excited for his Halloween goodies! My mom says he’s adorable- he’s got a nice expressive puppy eyes! I vote for a 2011 Mellan calendar! How about it Mellan???

Anyway, to the hauls: I bought lots of stuff from Sephora’s F & F sale- particularly excited for the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. Today, I’m going to drop by the Lancome counter to pick me up a Genefique set.

Friday Plans: Nothing planned- its raining so I will be staying indoors reading and/or movie

Blush I always reach for: MAC Melba or Briar Rose BP

Have a great weekend!

Haul: Guerlain Rouge Gs. Because of you, my dear, I bought three!!! And because that’s almost twice as much as I’d spend on lipstick in one season, I had to skip some of the eyeshadows I wanted to get. Tell me the Rouge Gs are worth it…

Plans: Nordstrom to ogle what I can’t buy :p and take my daughter to Toys R Us to get ideas for Christmas.

Blush: Lately it’s been Burberry Peony or NARS Douceur (to offset heavy eye or lip colors)

Mellan is beyond cute…love how his whole head is plunged into the toy bucket! My haulage this week (from Sephora F & F) is Givenchy Mr. Light concealing/highlighting pen, Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Milan (looked intriguing online), Josie Maran Beauty In A Box “Orglamic Revolution” and Living Proof “Full” root lifing spray. No real plans for tonight and the blush I always reach for is Let Metier de Beaute cream blush in “Tenne”. Have a great weekend!

Haul: A Too Faced set that came in a cute leopard print bag w/ Pinch My Petals blush, Lash Injection mascara, an Eyeshadow Duo in Erotica & Silk Teddy and a mini Primed & Poreless Face Primer. I also got Benefit’s Silky-Finish Lipstick in Jing-A-Ling, a Michael Kors Very Hollywood Rollerball, a Harajuku Lovers “Wicked Style” rollerball set, and Stila’s Trendsetting in Tokyo palette.

Blush you always reach for: MAC’s Dainty and Ripe Peach.

Thanks to the lovely lady on the MAC counter at Fenwicks, I finally have my VV items – Bite Of An Apple, Oh So Fair, Briar Rose and Strange Potion. She also put a MAC ‘Fabulous Felines – Palace Pedigreed’ postcard in the package. It’s the first MAC postcard I’ve ever had. She also sent me 4 samples – Fast Eye Response, Strobe Cream, Moisture Lush and Studio Moisture Tint, which I look forward to trying out..

I managed to get Bad Fairy too, but unfortunately had to get that on ebay at twice the MAC price πŸ™ I wouldn’t normally do that, but I really wanted this one.

This week I’ve also bought:

Prunella Eye Kohl
Vainglorious Eyeshadow
Utterly Game Mineralize Blush
Greensmoke Cream Colour Base
Plum Foolery Blush
Dame Blush
Blue Brown Pigment
French Quarter Greasepaint Stick

China Glaze:
Dreamin’ Of A Green Christmas set
Party Hearty
Sugar Plums
Peace On Earth
Jingle Bells
Cheers To You
Coral Star
Vintage Vixen Hey Doll

I bought the nail polishes on ebay from America, at less than half of what UK sellers were asking for theirs, and that includes postage! Needless to say, I have bookmarked this seller for future purchases.

Dark Skies DVD boxed set
and some chinese silk fans to use in my bellydance class πŸ™‚

Half term has just started here, so I’ve got a whole week of not having to get up at 6:30am to get my daughter to school – yay!

Haul: La Mer moisturizing Mist. Chanel Nouvelle Vague polish (found it at Bloomies!)

Friday plans: Day of rest and relaxation followed by 5 year anniversary dinner w/Mr. Z.

Blush you always reach for: Chanel Joues Contraste in Orchid Rose. A recent purchase and my new go to blush.

First I just have to say: those are such cute pictures of Mellan!! πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing them – he is ridiculously adorable!


Haul (thank heavens for the Sephora F&F sale!): Guerlain Shalimar EdP, Guerlain Meteorites Teint Rose, and Too Faced retractable kabuki brush.

Friday plans: my plans were to drive from Connecticut to the Philadelphia area for class this weekend… And now I’m here. Fun times… hehehe

The blush I always reach for? Bloom Hibiscus. (Because it’s all I’ve got! But it works really nicely for my skin, and it has lasted for a very very long time. So like they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”)

And like I mentioned before, this weekend I’ve got class *sigh* But at least it’s the last weekend I have to travel for class this semester! All I’ll have left to do is write a million papers! haha

Bunch of stuff from Sephora! Preordered MAC Holiday! And I am still considering ordering more stuff till Sephora’s friends and family ends, glad I get to think about it for a bit before I splurge and regret it. πŸ™‚

Haul: Just a Topshop nail varnish in Lead. Reminds me alot of the purpley one from VV.

Friday plans: Friday just ended! I had a driving lesson, did some work for university and then cuddled up in front of the fire with my boy. England is freezing!

Blush I always reach for: Peaches

Pretty Mellan pictures this week!

Haul: Urban Decay 24/7 Jackpot, Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 (Warm Sand 2.5), MAC Set Powder (Dusty Rose), MAC Reflects Glitter (Reflects Transparent Pink), MAC Pro Palette eyeshadow (Electra, Beautiful Iris, Quarry Creme De Violet and Dazzlelight) and Aveda Smooth Infusion (Style-Prep Smoother).

I’m really happy with the way my new Bobbi Brown foundation covers. I was surprised since liquid foundation is always iffy on my skin.

Weekend plans include studying, maybe going to a pumpkin patch and going dancing??? I hope I can fit all that in!

Haul: A few Tartan Tale items. The MAC store in the Glendale Galleria had a preview/sale party last tuesday, let’s just say I’m done buying makeup for the year πŸ™‚

Friday plans: play with my 2 year old

Blush: I always reach for either Sugarbomb, Deep Throat or Pinch o’ Peach πŸ™‚

Haul: I havent even been to a single store all week… haha
Plans: today: watch tv and catch up on youtbe and e-mails
wearing: Uzi, Radium, and Haight from UD’s new BOS! Love’n em!
Have a great weekend!

Haul:γ€€yesterday’s Sephora purchase and some everyday minerals’ samples!

Friday plans: gym! going on a diet right now!

Blush you always reach for: NARS DOUCEUR recently!

Loooove mellan, what a sweet (and serious haha) face. I love labs!

My Haul: Tarte’s emphaseyes brow pencil, Stila smudgestick in stingray, Laura mercier Secret Brightening Powder, and some conditioners, Enjoy hair mas, B&B Super Rich.

Friday plans: Making Milanesas for din din and starting Halloween early with some scary movies!

Blush you always reach for: MAC Instant Chic (I will be so bummed if this isn’t repromoted before I run out)

Thanks for such an awesome blog

Haul: project 10 pan, so…nothing.

Friday plans: School work too. Midterms just finished for me, but there’s already so much work again!

Blush you always reach for: Covergirl Rose Silk

haul: clarisonic brush head replacement, nars deep throat blush, nars lola lola eyeshadow, clinique rosy blushwear cream stick, buxom pug eyeshadow, rosebud strawberry lip balm, and the sultra bombshell curling iron! whew! thank goodness for that sephora ff sale! but i am definitely NOT allowed to spend any more money on makeup! i have way too much ):. instead of making it a habit to buy as much as humanly possible, i should make it a habit to USE as much as possible haha! I’m definitely going to start a project pan! 10 is my goal πŸ™‚ What’s the last thing you’ve hit pan on, Christine?

oops i forgot to add:
friday plans-costume party! halloween’s right around the corner
blush: i recently switched from mac beauty powder in rose to nars orgasm, but i feel orgasm may be running a little orange on me.

Haul – went slightly beserk on the Sephora sale. Bought Lip Fusion XL, 2 sephora toners, a set of sephora travel brushes, a small DK Cashmere mist perfume (love that stuff), and a Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Not a cheap order :sigh::.
Friday – worked. Had to to pay for the haul LOL.
Blush – I tend to not need it a lot of the time but when I do I like Smashbox Proof Sheet.

Mellan looks absolutely adorable! I love the “bobbing for dog treats” pics!

Haul: I did a presale for some items from MAC A Tartan Tale, does that count?

Friday plans: Just doing some reading.

Blush I always reach for: Hmm, not sure what the brand its, but its a light, matte, baby pink.

Ohhh Mellan! You are so cute! πŸ™‚

Haul: Last one was two blushes from the Villians collection… So swamped at work I had to sneak out for 20 mins to get those pieces! Lol

Friday (through Sunday) plans – VEG!!! And catch up on house work and blogs. Party animal!! Lol

Go to blush – why, NARS big O, of course πŸ™‚

Happy weekend!!

Haul: UD Pocket Rockets in Colin & David, Buxom Stay There e/s in Black Lab, Marc Jacobs Lola.
Friday plans: Working, as usual.
Blush: Petticoat MSF

Finally picked up Estee Lauder Peach Nuance blush. Also am trying out Laura Mercier cake liner in Bleu Marine, bought Dior’s brow pencil in Universal Brown (first brow pencil I’ve EVER purchased, always use powder) and Dior’s Extase mascara. Not sure if I like the mascara yet.

It’s been a super busy week at work, and tomorrow I am looking forward to tasting samples for my wedding on December 4th!

Haul: some China Glaze holiday 2010 collection & other random polishes: For Audrey, Endurance, Far Out, Skate Night, Ruby Pumps, and a bottle of Seche Vite.Β 

Friday plans: Spend time with my husband at his parents’ house for the weekend before he leaves for his 2nd deployment this year ); he’s gonna be gone for all the holidays.Β 

Blush you always reach for: e.l.f. Studio in Candid Coral. I have like no blushes ); not loving the fact this has mineral oil in it o.O

Urban Decay BOS III
NARS blush- Douceur
LORAC Starry-Eyed baked eyeshadow in Star Struck
Diamancel Diamond File For Foot Calluses #20
MAC Villians colllection- Violetta and Innocence, beware lippies and Revenge is Sweet gloss
MAC Viva Glam Gaga gloss
Anastasia Mini Wax Kit
Stila ‘It girl’ Palette
Sally Hansen Nail Pens (3)
Revlon lippie in Coral
Revlon Grow Lengths and Fabulash Mascara
Cover Girl Lash blast Mascara
Loreal Micro Liner in Black (2)
Essie Nail color (forgot the color!)
CND Hadn Polisher

Well, I am about shopped out now!!

As of late, i have been reaching for my NARS blush in Dolce Vita and MAC vintage grape Blush Ombre (love this)

As for weekend plans, I will be visiting my parents and in-laws and playing with my new iPhone!

Bahhh im late oh well thoughhh
Haul: Ben Nye liquid latex, ben nye bruise and cut color wheel, ben nye spirt gum and ben nye deat flesh(I think!) foundation. Zombie make up!!
Friday: I practiced my make up for the zombie crawl. who said zombies dont wear fake eyelashes ;D
Hmm I dont wear blush. Am I missing out?

Haul: Some Nars goodies, I can never have to much Nars!

Friday plans: Fancy school related party.

Blush you always reach for: Mac bronzer in Golden.

Ugh I splurged on an Anna Sui glitter lip gloss. It’s so great that her stuff is available from urban outfitters for those of us in the US who have had trouble getting hold of her cosmetics

so I know I am a day late, since its saturday!
I figured I would add to cause though πŸ˜‰
Haul: I went to Saks yesterday and bought the fall Chanel Enigma quad! and The Rouge Allure exclusive to Saks called Liberte!!
And placed my Sephora FF order in and im going to try out the LashStash Deluxe Mascara sampler, MUFE HD translucent powder, MUFE face primer, and MUFE serum!
Friday plans: carved pumpkins and worked out with my boyfriend!
Blush you always reach for: I tend to reach for Lancome La Rose Deco blush or Lancome Blush subtil sheer amourose, and I actually like the Revlon blush in Roseberry!

Hope youre having a great start to your weekend!! πŸ™‚

Haul: mac pro longware lipcreme in over time mac lipglass in underage urban decay lipstick in wanted and urban decay heavy metal glitter liner trio.

friday plans: the mall πŸ™‚

blush: mac pinch o’ peach and mac blush of youth

Aww! Mellan is SO handsome!

Haul: Jordana Semi-Permanat liquid eyeliners in
Nonstop Charcoal
Lasting Brown (actually metallic bronze)
Go On Purple
Always Blue (so vibrant!)
Keep On Silver
Forever Chocolate
& Timeless Green
Jordana Color Efeects e/s in Heart of Gold & Rockstar
MAC e/s in Shale and Trax
MAC lipstick in Brave for me and Snazzy for my BFF
and I finally received thr Guerlain Rouge G in Gisele I’ve been waiting over a week for – it SOOOO pretty! (a soft berry plum with gold shimmer)

Friday plans: Well, it’s over now but we went to an amusement park and had a fantastic time!

Blush I always reach for: The Balm Hot Mama. Amazing. Possibly the most beautiful coral blush evah!

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