Free for Haul Friday, Volume #186

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Nothing for the week, but I believe my mascaras from Nordstrom’s buy 2, get 1 free promotion are set to arrive today.
  • Weekend plans:  Relax a little!  It’s the first weekend in a month where we don’t have somewhere to go.
  • What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?:  I’m totally loving Starbucks’ sugar-free Caramel Light Frappuccino with caramel sauce drizzled inside the cup (no whip!) right now.

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Someone was keeping me company while photographing yesterday 🙂

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Haul: only bought one thing in the past two weeks, Dior Blue Label polish, but it hasn’t arrived yet.

Weekend plans: maybe going hiking on Sunday, but the weather has been so hot lately, it’s no very pleasant to be out and about.

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink? I prefer hot beverages, nothing iced or too cold for me.

It arrived today and I put it on my toes and it’s the perfect navy blue polish. I have several navy blue polishes, but this definitely became my favorite immediately. It was almost perfectly opaque in one coat. I love the formula!

Haul: Annabelle summer blush palette, Art Deco Mineral Eyeshadow Base (in a pot), Maybeline Waves of White! I’m on the hunt for the rest of the shades now, I’ve only seen Icy Mint and Precious Pearl, but I’m looking for Shady Shores and Seashore Frosts x2. 😉 )

Weekend plans: Post Anime North clean up. lol

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?: Second Cup Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and Booster Juice Funky Monkey. Maybe get them once a mount on these. lol

oh god anime convention clean-up. 9___9 i’m so glad i didn’t go to anime boston this year. sO MUCH WORK.

Yeah we cleaned up the hotel room before leaving last weekend as well. It’s my apartment then needs a haul out of extra materials. 😉

The light lime green body paint turned me a little yellow looking as well that is slowing fading. lol

haul: rimmel kate moss lipstick in #06 (the one that supposed to be a dupe for mac impassioned) (it’s amazing wow oh wowie), two wet ‘n’ wild mini eyeshadow pencils (champagne and iridescent purple) that make eyeshadow so much more fun to wear, and a clear w’n’w lip gloss!

weekend plans: probably gonna hit the beach! i went yesterday and it was awesome.

favorite iced drink: good ol’ dunkin donuts iced coffee!

Haul: MAC Blot Powder Pressed in Medium Dark, MAC Select Plums lip palette, Ruby Woo lipstick.

Weekend plans: Cleaning and organizing my computer desk area. I also want to visit a friend tomorrow and bring her a homemade cheesecake.

Favorite iced/cold drink?: Peach juice is absolutely delicious.

Mellan looks so focused, hehe 🙂 Or just baffled by what on earth you are doing 😉

Haul: Revlon foundation and powder, and a new Revlon lipstick

Weekend plans: Try to make it just as awesome as the last one! 🙂

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?: Diet coke

Haul: Mac Russian Red, Mac Scarlet Ibis (lipsticks). MUFE Aqua eyes in #52L and OCC lip tar in Super NSFW.

Weekend: Hang out with my family, swimming etc.

My favorite iced beverage is Coffee Bean’s Ice Blended’s, almost any flavor! Yummy.

Happy Friday!

Haul: This week I scored Mac’s All About Orange blushes (all three) and almost all the lipsticks (except sweet & sour which was sold out). I also scored Nars orgasm, concealer, eyeshadow duo in Mediteranee and satin lip pencils in Floralies and Isola Bella.

Weekend plans: Buy a new phone as mine is broken 🙁

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?: I love Starbucks Berry Hibiscus Cooler…..the best!

Haul: New summer nail polishes! China Glaze Sunsational collection in Sun of a Peach, Too Yacht to Handle, and Highlight of My Summer; and Essie Summer 2013 collection in The More the Merrier and Rock the Boat, also Essie Boom Boom Room. Went a little crazy. Love my nail polishes! 🙂

Weekend Plans: Pack for my upcoming vacation! Yay!

Favorite iced/cold drink: Anything fruity. I particularly love strawberry lemonade 🙂

Haul: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Spiked – very small haul 🙁
Weekend plans: Begin packing – I’m going on a working trip to Switzerland next Friday :)!
What’s your favorite iced/cold drink? Mmm, probably a good ‘ol chocolate milkshake!

Mellan is the cutest working companion – so well behaved and just watching you work!

Haul: OPI German-icure by OPI and OPI Skyfall. Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. My skin has been very nice lately so I wanted a sheer foundation that was not moisturizing. The Nearly Naked reminds me a lot of UD’s Naked foundation in that it’s very sheer and lightweight.

Weekend Plans: Go see that new Star Trek movie.

Favorite iced/cold drink: Mango or avocado bubble tea.

Haul: 2 of the new eye liner pencils from Sephora (Surfer Babe and Tango Night); a “showstopper” from IT Cosmetics (but it hasn’t arrived yet; I saw a box in the letter box when I got home today but it’s for my daughter!) and on sale, I got the Violet Night eyeshadow quad from GOSH cosmetics. I also got a tube of Formula 405 cream and I am so thrilled – I didn’t know it was still available (last time I used it was more than 20 years ago)

Weekend plans – some shopping (while the guys golf) and then dinner out with 3 other couples with whom we’ve been good friends since university days; on Sunday, a sweet young fella who works at our yoga studio is teaching a class at Lululemon and we want to attend it to support him

Favourite cold drink: Probably Starbucks Strawberries and Cream frappucino or Second Cup Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

Oh, I also bought Stila Puppy eye shadow earlier this week. I really like it and I’ve been using it so much I almost forgot that it’s “new”.

Haul: Hit up MAC and didn’t have alot of time (husband know how it goes).
I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s the really thin brow liner in Strut, which is now my 2nd time buying, which is a miracle for me.
Bought the pigment in neo-orange. Yes,,I love my corals and oranges. lol.
Weekend plans: Stil trying to get over my sinus infection ;( so will stay in.
Best Iced drink: Starbucks Iced Chai. Love it!

Haul: Another week without a haul.
Weekend plans: Read some stuff for work, get a new hair cut tomorrow and watch some DVDs.
What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?: Starbucks Coffee Frappucino Iced Blended Coffee and Raspberry smoothie.

Hm, I think I will choose something like 2 weeks notice, How to loose a guy in 2 weeks or start watching the whole series SatC or Gilmore Girls again.

Haul: Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in Atomic Pink. It was from their spring LE collection, which I had passed up due to my three month no-buy. Got lucky and found it on clearance. 🙂

Weekend Plans: I’m on night shift all weekend, and I have more studying to do. Fun. 😛

Favorite iced drink: Iced tea. I’m pretty sure most American Southerners have Lipton black tea running in their veins rather than blood.

Haul: Mac lipstick Lustering, I have been in love with this lipstick since forever and it was always out of stock on three counters my city has. I finally had luck and they had it in stock so I bought one, and I´m so happy because it´s really pretty.

Weekend: As usual college and then going out somewhere.

Drink: Orange juice, yes I know that sounds lame but I really love natural cold Orange juice, definitely my favorite drink 😀 .

Hey Christine! Thanks for all your hard work – I was so excited for the MAC All About Orange collection and you do not ever disappoint me!

This weeks haul – Mascara Madness at Nordies! They finally have the Giorgio Armani ETK Excess available as part of the promotion, so I got 3 of those! Also hauled 2 of the new Revlon Super Lustrous l/g’s from Rite Aid – they are BOGO 50% off, so I bought Kiss Me Coral and a peach one that I can’t remember the name of, but it looks like a light true peach with some shimmer. I hope I like them because if I do, I’ll be buying more before the sale is over!

Weekend plans – 4 days off – going for a mani/pedi 1 day and going for hair another day – color/cut/shine treatment. do a little shopping too. and of course, relax!

Fave iced/cool drink – right now, it’s a mix of McD’s Sweet Tea and unsweetened tea with lemon – love it!

Haul: Bath and Body Works Mango Butter shower smoothie and lotion for 50% off, woot!

Weekend plans: Work, as usual 🙁

Favorite iced/cold drink: Right now it’s Dole’s Orange Peach Mango juice. I clearly like anything mango!

Haul: Tree Hut Hawaiin Kukui sugar scrub and Zoya Pixie Dust in Dahila

Weekend plans: pedicure, going wtih girlfriendsa and hanging around the house

Whats your favorite ice/cold drink: Ummm maybe the iced chai latte

Haul: Essence Volumizing Lash Powder, NYX “The Curve”, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Urban Decay Laced eyeshadow
Weekend plans: See an old mentor!
What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?: Sweet Tea!

Haul: Bought some moisturizer and a blush brush, and stocked up on Urban Decay products for the summer. I can’t wait to try out the Perversion lip junkie.

Weekend plans: Golfing! And I’m going to see that Now You See Me movie, and enjoy some Game of Thrones.

Favorite cold drink: Water with lemon. I’m boring.

Haul: Gucci Guilty! I’ve been waiting on buying it for some reason and just finally threw in the towel and decided to indulge myself.

Weekend plans: I need a haircut. I really do. It’s time for a bob. I finally grew my hair out about three inches past my shoulders and once the humidity of summer started? Not working for me! I need a cut so I stop putting my hair in a bun every day. But it was nice to see how fast my hair had grown over the last year!

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink?: The Strawberry from Blenders in the Grass in Santa Barbara. I used to go there 2-3 times a week in summer. It’s addicting! I’ve been out of California for years now and I still crave it in the summers. I need to find a new summer drink.

Haul: MAC Ripe for Love blush, MAC Nude on Board pro-long wear bronzer, MAC lipstick in Feel my Pulse, MAC makeup wipes, Deborah Lipmann Mermaid’s Dream nail polish, Sally Hansen Almost Almond, Revlon Urban, and Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil light/medium matte bronzer

Weekend Plans: clean, volunteer work tomorrow, and church on sunday

Favorite ice/cold drink: banana chocolate smoothie from starbucks

Haul: Mac All about orange, HJ and IF blushes. Tart and Trendy, Flamingo, Sweet and Sour and Sushi Kiss, China glaze and WnW megalast Polishes. Knives for my Brows. And Nude on Board of Hey Sailor on CCO.

Weekend plans: It’s my mom’s birthday and take her to lunch at Olive Garden.

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink? Frozen Yogurt and Mccafe Ice caramel mocha.

Aww. How sweet of Mellan! 🙂

Haul: Estee Lauder Pure Color Blushes in Lover’s Blush, Peach Passion, Sensuous Rose, and Wild Sunset

Weekend plans: Just relax at home.

What’s your favorite iced/cold drink: Starbucks’ Caramel Frappuccino with hazelnut syrup and chocolate drizzle (no whip) and Coffee Bean’s Ice Blended Double Chocolate (no whip).

Haul: I’m just on my way home from sephora with my haul of
Benefit the rich is back palette
Too faced sweetheart beads
Tarte aqua lilies splash liner
Ud laced

What I’m up to this weekend: cleaning our apt. And
Planning the course I will teach for summer school

Favourite summer drink: Starbucks iced chai

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