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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #193

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Dior Mystic Metallics Eyeshadow Palettes
  • Weekend plans:  Our “date night” dinner out tonight, Sunday brunch… 
  • Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?:  All-time favorite would be WoW, but I’ve been digging Smite presently!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Feed me… you will feed me…


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Mariella Avatar

Haul: L’Oreal Voluminous WATERPROOF mascara (in preparation for daughter’s wedding), another Essence All About Matt face powder (that stuff is SO good) and…best of all….the Stila In the Garden eye shadow palette. What a fabulous palette!

Weekend plans: gym, yoga, picking up my dress for the wedding from my alternationist, hopefully washing all our windows so they’re nice and sparkling (we keep putting it off but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE clean windows). It has been unbearably hot here for the past week or so but I’m hoping for rain tonight (the garden needs it desperately) and cooler days this weekend so we can get the windows washed (ours is a 2 storey house with way too many windows!)

Favourite video game: I don’t have one. When my kids were little, I played (very badly) some games with them but I’ve never been interested in video games at all (unless Free Cell counts!).

Mariella Avatar

I think I will likely be fine during the ceremony (but who knows); it’s during the speeches – DH and I are doing one together because there is no way I’ll just sit there and say nothing – I think THAT is when I’ll get teary, just as I did at the engagement party.

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

Haul: my inglot haul finally came from Poland. (yes from Poland because I refuse to pay for these with a 40% markup in Canada). I got a 10pan palette and the rainbow shade in 121R -130. Also the Essie Naughty Nautical & Sunday FunDay shades.

Weekend plans: Work!

Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: Should I list!?! I narrowed it down to my Top 10
Okami (this is my favorite game, it was perfect on all levels)
Odin Sphere
Spyro (the first 4 games for PSX, PS2 not the new trilogy)
Tales of Destiny
Kingdom Hearts (but not all the game sin the franchise)
Vagrant Story
Final Fantasy VII,VIII, and IX

VickyM Avatar

Haul: Chanel liquid precision eyeliner in noir, Chanel Rouge Coco Camelia the most gorgeous pink Rose with peachy golden undertones but mainly a pink rose lipstick. This color is medium in fair skin tones like mine and so beautiful 😀 .

Weekend: go to classes and on Sunday my mother will come back from abroad 🙂 .

Videogame: I´m terrible at videogames, so I would say pacman since I can actually win that.

Precious Avatar

Hello, sweet Mellan. 🙂 His eyes are so expressive, Christine.

Haul: Bobbi Brown Sea Pearls Collection: High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Nectar and Powder Blush in Pink Coral; China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Chocodisiac, For Audrey, Snap My Dragon, and Wild Mink; Dior Bird of Paradise Collection: Vernis Nail Duo in Samba; Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder & Contrast Highlighter, Meteorites Perles Light-Diffusing Primer Les Ors, and Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines in Red Pow and Tangerine Vlam.

Weekend plans: A few cousins are coming over, we have a lot of catching up to do. Wine night is a must! 😀

Favorite video game: None, video games never became my thing. 🙂

Precious Avatar

I felt like a happy kid in the department store earlier, plus I also needed to de-stress. Some of the items I got were heavily influenced by your reviews, Christine. 😀

A. Mar Avatar

Haul: MAC Rebel. Quiet week!

Weekend plans: Likely stopping by my parent’s house and then time with my sister! I’m really jazzed about that. I don’t get to see her as often anymore and I’m hoping to make up for that.

Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: I still play a lot of WoW. A lot. But there’s too many games I love to cut it down to one. EVE. Love EVE. Bladur’s Gate 2 (which I haven’t played in years but I adore it). I’ve played every Civilization game. I just play a lot of games. I probably spend most of my time in WoW. Though Horde on my server has gone quiet. It’s getting lonely!

Chris25 Avatar

Haul: Maybelline nail polishes in Amethyst Ablaze and Azure Seas, Nuance by Salma Hayek in Dark Earth, Revlon Ultimate Suede lipstick in Catwalk, Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Adore.

Weekend plans: Bringing my cats to the new foster home tomorrow!

Fave video game?: Mortal Kombat.

Barbie Avatar

those eyes! i would surrender immediately

Haul; 2 revlon lipsticks, 3 wet n wild palettes and 4 liquid lipsticks from an indie company called sweetpea and fay

weekend plans; stay inside because it’s hot as hades in philadelphia

favorite video game; crash bandicoot and sonic!

xamyx Avatar

Haul: Just a few DS items: L’Oreal Mystic Mauve (lipstick), Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose (I *finally* found it in stock!), and NARS eye primer (100-point Sephora perk).

I’m trying to save for a ton of NARS goodies next month, and my daughter’s birthday is coming up, so that took a huge chunk out of the monthly budget.

Plans: Cleaning… My kid has waaay too many toys!

Video Games: Unless Solitaire counts, I don’t care much for any of them.

xamyx Avatar

We got her a *ton* of dollhouse furniture for her Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse that Santa brought her. There were about 7 rooms that she wanted, and none were to be found in-store, so I went online. After I placed 4 in the cart, a message came up that if I bought like $15 more, shipping would be free, so I did, and the price plummeted sooo much, that I just went ahead and picked up 2 more, LOL.

My mom bought her a Princess Sofia dress (she’s a new Disney princess, and a little girl), but we still need to find the tiara & amulet, which will likely come after her birthday, but she’s okay with that.

Her birthday’s on the 3rd, and we’ll be going to Chuck E. Cheese. She would rather do Disneyland, but there is no way I will go in the middle of Summer, on a Saturday! Between the heat and the crowds, I don’t see the fun.

Veronica Avatar

Haul: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense lipstick in #99 – Pirate. 🙂 A “good job self” reward for doing well on my pharmacy entrance exams. Haven’t worn it yet, though I’ve had plenty of fun playing with the lock mechanism on the container. Such a satisfying little click.

Weekend Plans: Relaxing! I think I’ve earned it after a 3+ hour entrance exam. 😛

Favorite video game: I’m a nineties Nintendo kid, so Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will always hold a place in my heart. Other contenders for favorites are Okami and Final Fantasy X. (But not FFX-2. #%!$ X-2.)

Veronica Avatar

It’s a gorgeous blue red if that’s up your alley. I really love the newer colors in the Rouge Allure line. 😀

The only concern I have about the mechanism is that I could easily see it popping open under pressure in my purse. I’m glad to see that it doesn’t immediately slide out, but still – eeek! The thought of a $30+ lipstick dressing up the inside of my purse does make me a little leery of lugging it around all day. 😛

Nekona Avatar

A wow player? I approve! I used to play but haven’t in years. (Since before Cataclysm)

Also, your dog is always way too cute for words. 🙂

Kesley Avatar

No haul and my weekend plans are pretty boring but I wanted to share that I play WoW too! I have a level 90 blood elf rogue as my main. What about you?

Daisy Avatar

Haul: REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying cleanser, REN Hydra-calm cleansing milk, Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Black, NARS Funny Face/Dragon Girl, MAC Mehr, MAC 263, and YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuchsia in Rage

Weekend Plans: Saturday date night/belated birthday fun with the boyfriend!

Favorite video game: Oooooh girl. Huge Elderscrolls fan girl, I’ve played them all but truly lost myself with Morrowind back in the day; still currently play Skyrim and its respective DLC. Also have played WoW on and off since vanilla (currently not playing; RIP my precious mage). Got the boyfriend to finally take a break from League of Legends (I threatened to purchase a new cosmetic each time he nerd raged over a loss – excellent, EXCELLENT era for hauls) and he’s since replaced it with Smite aaaand we’ve come full circle.

Daisy Avatar

Definitely the ClearCalm 3 clarifying clay cleanser and the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal mask! Hauling the clay cleanser was purely for re-stocking purposes but the Hydra-calm cleansing milk was a new addition to my regimen and so far I’m really enjoying it!

Denise S. Avatar

Shout Out and a pat on the head to cute Mellan!
Haul: After seeing your good reviews on the Fyrinnae eyeshadows I ordered Hitched and Unicorn and they gave me a nice sample of Mauve-0-Matic. I really like these shadows and plan to buy more! They have beautiful colors.
Weekend plans: Me and hubby will probably hit up a seafood restaurant. Some house cleaning. A little shopping for my twins birthday gifts.Can’t believe they will be 21 next week!!
Favorite Video Game: That would be none, lol I suck at those games! My kids own a lot of them and they tried a few times to show me how to play but it was down right embarrassing!!

Julia Avatar

Haul: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Light Matte and my Ariel Mirror!!

Weekend plans: Study! Only two more practicals left and we get an entire month off!!

Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: Golden Sun: The Lost Age for GBA. It is a super long game, but it has such an amazing storyline. It also has puzzles that you have to complete in each lighthouse as well as side quests. They came out with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for DS. It was good, but it was a very quick game to finish. And it left off on a cliffhanger. I really hope that means they will release another one.

Ceres Avatar

Disney By Sephora Storylook Palette for Ariel
Disney By Sephora Compact for Ariel (How did my order even process I don’t even know~~~)
Disney By Sephora Ariel Kiss the Girl Rollerball
Beauty Blender
Clarisonic brush heads in sensitive
Rosette (Japanese) face wash

Weekend plans:
Watch Pacific Rim
Do laundry(!)
At-home mani/pedi

Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?:
I mostly watch my husband play video games now. He’s slowly making his way through The Last of Us, which has a great storyline if you even remotely like the show Walking Dead. When I grew up I played a lot of Chrono Trigger.

Cat G Avatar

Haul: Revlon Colorburst Tutti Frutti!
Weekend plans: Happy hour tonight, big family dinner tomorrow night!
Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: uh… I haven’t played video games in years…maybe Snake, does that count? haha

Nicole Avatar

Haul: I just bought a Molton Brown shower gel and a Laura Mercier eye shadow in Slate to go with my Sandstone.
Weekend plans: Play Golf on Saturday and enjoy a sunny Sunday in the shadow.
Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: Dr. Mario on the Gameboy, pretty retro.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Aw Mellan 🙂 I’d give him all the food in my apartment if he looked at me with eyes like that!

Haul: Some Etude House goodies!

Weekend plans: My parents are in the country for four days, so I am gonna spend a long weekend with them!

Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: Definitely WoW for me!

EvilPinkRobot Avatar

I was going to list my purchases until I made my full list…
Damn Sephora and their Flash 2-Day shipping! Trust me, the list is massive and scary, and the purchases are all from this past week. >_<

Weekend Plans: Finish shopping for my nephew's birthday and continue to relearn to walk on my right leg. Maybe we'll take the baby out to a store for some exercise.

Fave video game: All the old-school Mario console games from NES and SNES. Also, Chrono Trigger. Dear lord, did I play that to death!

EvilPinkRobot Avatar

Alright, you asked for it! 😉

Ariel Disney Collection: Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum Rollerball, Set the Mood Compact Mirror, Whatcha-Nail-Callit 6 piece nail set, and the Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Volume 3.

More Sephora:
Shaveworks Get Smooth Duo, Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray and Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Conditioner, First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, Too Faced Tan Without the Twinkle, Glamglow Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask, Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, Urban Decay Vintage 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in El Dorado and Lucky, OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Rhythm Box, OPI nail polishes in Spark-tacular, Mauve-ie Star in the Making, 212-Sephora, I Gotta Blush On You, Is It Payday Yet?, Illamasqua nail polish in Rain Drops, Nails Inc. nail polish in The Thames, Kat Von D Waterproof Autograph Pencil in Eyegasm, Philosophy Purity Made Simple and Take a Deep Breath (HG summer moisturizer!) and Lancome Defencils High Definition Mascara.

Essie nail polishes in Sunday Funday and The Girls Are Out. Still trying to find Naughty Nautical! Neutrogena make-up wipes x2.

Maybelline nail polish in Polka Dots and Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink, NYX Butter Glosses in Peaches and Cream and Apple Strudel, Stick Blush in Pink Poppy, and Glam Lipstick Aqua Luxe in Enchanting.

Amy Bruni:
Claw bracelet, skull and cross choker necklace, skull wheel necklace, and small skull necklace.

Random skinny jeans and tops!

And sadly, there might be more I’m forgetting.

Leticia Avatar

Maybelline Haul! The Falsies Mascara (original formula), Baby Lips in Pink Punch and Peach Kiss, Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant and Color Tattoo in a shimmery pink (I don’t remember the name)!
Weekend plans: Sleep and I hope to take advantage of some end-of-season sales!
Favorite video game: Mmm, I don´t play that much but I sure enjoy Plants vs Zombies!

Oh, Mellan….. I will feed him, cuddle him, play with him and love him forever! That face puts me under his spell!
Happy weekend, Christine! Have a great time on your date tonight!

tzwiggy Avatar

Haul: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer, Chanel Gri-Gri, Vert Khaki, Fauve and Taupe Grise single eyeshadows, Chanel Khaki Discret and Sable Emouvant eyeshadow duos, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Secret, Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizers in Sugar Candy, Strawberry Lassi and Bellini, bareMinerals PrimeTime Eyelid Primer (Original), bareMinerals The Power Neutral palette, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash eyeshadow in Heather Mauve, NARS Lhasa eyeshadow, Laura Mercier Spellbound Face Illuminator, Cargo Mendocino, Miami, Echo and Topeka blushes.

Weekend plans: No other plans than get up early to work out.

Favorite video game: I’m a recovering WoW addict, lol. I have gone from playing 12-14 hours EVERY DAY to 5-10 hours a week. I even have days when I don’t play at all now. Writing this actually reminded me that I should log on to do some dailies, even though dailies are what burned me out in the first place. I don’t know if you still play, Christine, but all those dailies added in MoP made me stop playing for a few months, I almost hope we get to kill the Golden Lotus people in a later expansion, I just hate those guys so much now, lol.

Christine Avatar

I haven’t played in probably three or four months, though I will agree that there were a TONNN of dailies in MoP. I think I finished only two of the factions – the farm guys and maybe Golden Lotus? The one where you get the awesome dragon mount that ended up making me nauseous so I can’t even use it!

tzwiggy Avatar

You mean the cloud serpent mounts? The ones with a long tail that take up half the screen? I was so excited to get mine until I actually mounted it. Super cool to look at but very impractical. Golden lotus is the faction you HAD to do to open up dailies for shado-pan and the august celestials. So annoying.

Lydia Avatar

I’ve always wanted to play WoW, but I know a guy who had to go to rehab for it so I’m a little wary. It looks like so much fun though!

Gretchen Avatar

Haul: Guerlain L’or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold, I’m super excited to try this! I also got a bunch of stuff from the Nordstrom pre-sale, nothing beauty related in the sale caught my eye.
Weekend plans: Downtown Summer Festival
Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: I have been playing Animal Crossing New Leaf obsessively and I think I am going to try getting back into Guacamelee!, the artwork for the game is stunning but I have really struggled with the controls.

Gretchen Avatar

I bought a Tahari fit and flare style dress, Zella yoga pants, a set of Clairsonic brush heads and the two sets Voluspa candles. I bought the candles last year and they were wonderful. I’m thinking about ordering a couple more since they are such a good value, and the packaging is beautiful. I’m going to have to go back and check out the Coach wedges, I love wedges!

Lydia Avatar

I love Mellan!! That face is too much. I just want to give him a hug and lots of bacon. My dogs stare at me like that too, especially when I’m eating and it’s almost impossible to resist.

Haul: A couple polishes from the Rescue Beauty Lounge Bloggers’ Collection.
Weekend plans: Taking the dogs to a park and hopefully going dancing with the husband!
Favorite video game (or mobile/tablet game)?: Grand Theft Auto anything. I have a particular soft spot for San Andreas and Vice City, but I love all of them. SO excited for the new one to come out! For mobile games, I love Badland and Minion Rush. Both simple but so addictive.

Lydia Avatar

Liberty, NailsandNoms and Turn it Around. They’re all gorgeous but I wish the shimmer in NailsandNoms was more visible which is how I feel about a lot of RBL’s microshimmer polishes.

Christina Avatar

Haul: not much this week as I’m trying to slow my roll for a couple weeks. Bare Minerals eye shadow (i think its called Celestine?), Bare Minerals Lash Domination, and Tarte blush in Exposed. And Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation. Hmm..looking over this I guess I didnt slow down as much as I had intended?
Weekend Plans: tending to my veggie garden. In my imagination I’m going somewhere fun though.
Favorite video game: mortal kombat because I’m so awesome with jax and no one I’ve ever played has been able to beat me 🙂 But ive been forced to play a LOT of sonic and toy story with my son lately.

Aida Avatar

Haul: Thanks to you, I got to order one of the Ariel mirror compacts (it showed up this afternoon and despite feeling a bit disappointing to see “made in China” on it, I do think it’s really pretty and well made), a tangle teezer (now I know why so many people love these things), Shiseido cotton squares (hmm, not sure I love them… They are incredibly soft, but they seem to not grab very well to my mascara and eyeliner, so I find myself spending more time than usual removing my makeup and not doing a very good job, mainly smearing them around…), NARS radiant creamy concealer (holy grail under eyes concealer, I only wish I had bought it sooner, it’s fantastic!), another bottle of my beloved eye makeup remover, Origins Well Off. Finally, no week is complete without some nail polishes (!!!), Mineral Fusion Midnight Ridge, Revlon Perplex (found one on eBay for a very reasonable price) and Zoya Sunshine (part of their Fall 2013 pixie dust collection).

Weekend plans: Finishing the book I’m currently reading, “Coco Chanel, The Legend And The Life”, by Justine Picardie (I love it, I’m so caught up in it) and going to see several movies: RED 2, R.I.P.D. and The Conjuring (we’re going to this one tonight).

Favourite video game: I’ve never played a video game in my life :))))

Rachel Avatar

Haul: Milani Easy Brow in Natural Taupe, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in 310, Michael Todd Organics Blue Algae Toner and Honey Oat Cleanser.

Weekend Plans: Stand up comedy tonight for date night :), then mani/pedi tomorrow with my mom.

Favorite Video Game: I can’t believe no one’s said Mario Kart! That was my favorite game growing up.

Amanda Avatar

Wooooah Christine plays WoW? As if i didn’t already have enough reasons to think you’re awesome!

Haul: Nothing! I’ve been really good lately because i know that as soon as the Ariel collection hits stores ill be all over that

Weekend Plans: Tomorrow im going out to the lake to soak up some sun, im excited for popcorn on the fire and s’mores!

Favorite Video Game: Legend of Zelda, would be my fav series!

Liza Avatar

haul: I ordered 3 of the newer Sedona Lace synthetic brushes today. I’m especially excited for the paddle type brush. I’ve been wanting them since I saw Ren Ren talk about them on YouTube.
weekend plans: work & blog and hang with my doggies

fav video games: all the Mario games for Nintendo I’m a huge fan. also currently seriously addicted to Candy Crush!!

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