Free for Haul Friday, Volume #198

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Nothing… though I bought a bunch of organizers for makeup. Does that count?
  • Weekend plans: ย Brunch with my parents, finish re-organizing my bathroom, try to crop through all photos I’ve taken in August
  • Favorite app?: Candy Crush, though I usually only play on my desktop!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

That looks comfortable… not.

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I tried to resist Candy Crush as hard as I could but I gave up and started playing a couple weeks ago! But I won’t download the app on my phone. I’m like you, I only play on the computer!

Haul: NARS Terre de Feu, Sparitual Slate, First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, A-England St. George and Briar Rose. Starting to pick up things I want for fall and winter!
Weekend plans: Birthday celebration for my father and sister!
Favorite app?: Instagram is likely the one app I use most. My daughter loves playing Angry Birds and I adore watching that.

I did not haul anything either – really trying to “shop my stash” as they say and I’m enjoying it. However, the next time Sephora’s VIB sale comes around I really want the Kat Von D Ludwig palette – I’m not sure I can wait that long though!

What organizers did you buy – I’ve veen wanting to look at something a little classier.

We’re not TOO far from the VIB sale! I mean, less than half a year ๐Ÿ˜‰

I just bought more of the same ones I use from The Container Store – Linus drawers in deep and shallow!

I was just looking at those online today – I think they are on sale too. Might take a look after work and just see. They look so much nicer than my Sterilite!

Haul: Chanel Glossimer in Crushed Cherry and Savage Grace, Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Emoi and Fatale, Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in Envoutante and Palpitante; China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Glistening Snow; Japonesque Pro Blush Brush and Travel Stippling Brush; MAC Cremesheen Glass in Fever Isle and 217 Blending Brush; Orly Nail Lacquer in Sparkling Garbage

Weekend plans: Celebrate hubby’s birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Favorite app: None.

Before I forget, I also got Art Deco’s Bronzing Glow Blusher from the Tribal Sunset Collection. ๐Ÿ˜€

Er, the position of Mellan’s tail looks really uncomfortable. It was the first thing I noticed. ๐Ÿ™

I picked up two Chanel items, the Raffinement quad (LOVE!) and the Accessoire nail polish; a back-up of Zoya Jem (my favorite Zoya polish and my original is getting a bit old); I also got three polishes from Essie’s fall collection off of eBay: Cashmere Bathrobe, After School Boy Blazer and Twin Sweater Set.
But my most important purchases of the week (sorts make-up related because they’re pieces of furniture for my makeup room) are a vanity (white), a leather sofa (ivory) and a side table (white).
I also ordered a reproduction of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night from the Museum of Modern Art in NY. I want to hang up several astronomy images (the Pleiades, the Andromeda galaxy, etc.) and The Starry Night is not only my favorite post-Impressionism paintings, but also the only artwork I’m aware of, in which the background is the subject of the painting and that subject is the night sky, so I figured it would be appropriate for my astronomy theme :).

Weekend plans:
We might go see The Bodies Exhibit (“The Exhibition offers an intimate and informative view into the human body. Using an innovative preservation process, the Exhibition allows visitors to see the human body’s inner beauty in educational and awe-inspiring ways.”). That would be amazing!

Favorite app?
If I had to just pick one, it would be NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).

Absolutely! Sounds so relaxing and elegant at the same time…

I saw The Bodies exhibition a couple of years ago and it was quite an unforgettable experience. Just not as ‘scary’ as I’d imagined (thankfully) as I found the bodies’ colors almost artificial due to the serums etc they use.

โ– Haul: Last weekend with the 4X points, I bought a few things I’d been lemming: Benefit Hervana blush, a small bottle of the new light JM Argan Oil, and bought another UD revolution lipstick in Naked. Then I went to MAC and went a little crazy: refilled my Fix + and brush cleaner, got Face and Body Foundation, eyeshadow in ricepaper (how did I never own this?!), and two lipstiicks in Faux and Half n Half
โ– Weekend plans: My boyfriend’s best friend is turning 21 so we’re going to his party, and then hopefully sleep a lot
โ– Favorite app?: I’m going to say a tie between bloglovin, Facebook, and Snapchat

Haul: FINALLY the Power Neutrals palette arrived at Sephora so I picked that up yesterday and I’m already in love with it! I also picked up some of those Bath and Body Works mini shower gels and body washes because it’s actually cheaper to buy those and use what’s in them and then keep the empty bottles than it is to buy the MAC empty bottles (which I really love but honestly, they’re over $10 for 2 empties); the B&BW were 3 for 9 bucks or something like that and while I’m not wild about the scents, I got the ones that were the most appealing/least offensive to me and I’ll use them up and keep the empties.

Weekend plans: probably trying to kill a stump (or 3, if we get to them). We had 3 huge trees taken down but they won’t die and what’s remaining of the stumps is putting out new shoots from the roots (some of which we can’t get to).

Favourite app.: I actually thought you were talking about APPETIZERS! I have no apps on my phone; I don’t even know if it supports apps. I have a really basic service in any case, as all I really want is to be able to phone and text.

Okay – it’s a toss up between Crab Burrito Slices and Artichoke Dip. I love appetizers. I’d rather eat them than the main meal. My recipe binders are filled with appetizer and dessert recipes out of all proportion to just about everything else!

Haul: nothing. saving up for the fall riri collection.

Weekend plans: have a last hurrah before I start grad school next week.

Favorite app?: I’ll go with candy crush too.

Haul: just a real techniques powder brush! i love it! it’s dense and feels like you’re rubbing bunnies on your face so soft

Weekend plans: just chill

Favorite app?: it used to be candy crush too but then i gave up because the levels are getting harder so now my favorite is the simpsons: tapped out

Jasun Wu for Lancome Lipstick Rouge in Love
Jasun Wu for Lancome Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow in Timeless Taupe (It’s what I wanted Chanel Gri Gri to be on my lids!)
Mac Fluidline Dazzle

Sneaking into Nordstrom on a Thursday afternoon pays off! Too bad my wallet hates it.

Weekend plans:
Hotpot potluck day on Saturday. I think I need to buy more ingredients?
Sunday is possibly laundry day and grocery run. But if there aren’t any major chores to do my makeup project/blog may finally come to fruition.

Favorite app?:
Amazon Kindle. Sometimes I forget the actual Kindle but there’s always my phone to pass the time at the DMV or at the doctor’s.

Haul: Definitely not a haul, but I NEED to buy a new mascara today!
Weekend plans: CPR/First Aid / Blood borne pathogen training and then last day to get ready for school before classes begin!
Favorite app?: I don’t have any / do any

Haul: Pieces from MAC Indulge
Weekend Plans: I wil be attending a MAC event and “Blurred Lines” line dancing party. I will be helping my daughter with several homework assignments.
App: None

I love that Friday is Mellan day ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish every day was Mellan day though. You should do a daily photo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Haul: No make-up this week! But I did go clothes shopping today ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekend plans: Either stay in for drinks or go out for drinks, depends on the weather ๐Ÿ™‚ And just chill, relax and do a little household work.

Favorite app?: I am not a big app person. Google Chrome? lol, how boring am I? ๐Ÿ™‚

Haul: Chanel Prรฉsage, and Armani Blue Beetle!

Weekend plans: sorting through papers!

Favorite app?: I don’t use any!

Haul: Butter London polishes in Wellies and Silly Billy, Urban Decay eyeliner in Gunmetal and lip liners in Ozone, Streak and Jilted, Kat Von D eyeliners in Napolitano, Turbo Lover and Proud Peacock (my collection is now complete), Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (back-up), Bumble and Bumble Bb. Texture Hair (Un)Dressing Creme (because I love it for my short hair), Marc Jacobs lipstick in Little Pretty, Sephora by OPI Trend Toes and Trend Tips in Cherries, Hello Kitty polishes in Minty, Bubblegum and Frosted Cupcake, Sephora Felt Sleeve for iPad and my VIB Celebration Bag.

Plans: We just got our new fence in the backyard so the hubs and I plan on hitting a few nurseries to find the plants and flowers we want.

App: Dropcam. Hubs and I have it on every time our son sleeps in his crib. I love watching him at night. Calms me down. <3

Christine, I didnโ€™t see you replied to my last haul and saw days later you asked what car I was getting. My hubby chose it, itโ€™s an Audi Q5. I still miss my old car dearly!

Haul: Nyx jumbo eyeshadow pencil in milk and the nars ita brush!
Weekend plans: BBQ with friends, spend time with my family and possibly do a little shopping
Favorite app?: Candy Crush and plants vs zombies 2!

I hauled quite a bit this week…

NARS Rated R duo
Dior Blackout Mascara
Couple MUFE lip shines
MAC Satin Taupe
MAC Sumptuous Olive
MAC Patina
3 NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
A new blush brush

I was bad!

Haul: Skincare! I picked up the Nuxe Reve de Miel Cleansing Gel (love), a few face flannels, and some shaving cream/shower oil.
Weekend plans: Going to Ulm tomorrow, finishing building the wardrobe, and either editing my friend’s novel or planning my lesson for Thursday.
Favourite app?: Plain Text! I love how easy it is to just write on there. It isn’t distracting and it’s just nice when I have a random one shot I wanna get out. I also love A Novel Idea for planning longform stories.

I bought MAC’s Tease your Tastes blush.. and I LOVE it!!! It’ll be so good for when my summer orangy tan fades and the orange-corals don’t cut it on my winter-pale cheeks.

Heya Mellan! We call our dog Bernice’s tail “Lethal’.. it can lay down some serious damage with one fell swoop. Dog tails are so expressive and say a lot about how they are feeling/thinking.

Haul: A number of big hauls this week and won’t bother with every detail as some are just replacement items. I did receive my NARS radiant cream compact in Deauville and so I’ll have to give it a go this weekend and see what I think. Edward Bess blush in Desert Blossom..freaking gorgeous quality powder blush. A couple of Givenchy Le Rouge lippies. I loved Rose Dressing on you so much, but on my neutral complexion for some reason it just falls a bit flat. I also hauled Rose Taffetas and it’s much kinder to my complexion and looks wonderful. Oh, and NARS light reflecting setting powder.– hoping it gives a bit ‘o soft focus to this aging canvas.. Okay, so my favourite haul this week, MAC palace pedigreed eyeshadow… it’s just beautiful and it’s a very reddy purply plum..tough to describe but really looks amazing on my khaki hazel eyes and works wonders against my skintone too. I really really love it and this LE item is excellent~ Yay!

Weekend Plans: Try and kick back a bit. Harald’s young cuz is here from Holland and he’s very funny and charming so want to take some time to enjoy his company. He’s here for 8 weeks and he’s very much a welcome addition to the household… all the animals love him too.

Favourite App: Am I the only person on the planet to absolutely despise social apps? So I would have to say Candy Crush – a love hate thang… but I keep playing in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. Dammit.

.Have a lovely weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

I bought a couple Mac things, which I haven’t in a while. I’m trying to duplicate a look on Jaclyn Hill’s blog. I got a sigma F80 brush, which I’m going to marry. Lol. My foundation looks amazing now. I bought some new nail polis: rimmel metal rush, SH new glitters, SH insta-dri.
Weekend plans: working two 12 hour shifts at the hospital. Fave app: candy crush

Haul: Had a fun shopping week… bought more than I have in quite some time!!! Mac: Simmer Blush. Studio Fix concealer (NC20), Mineralize Concealer (NC20), 215 brush. GA ETK in #34 (I think it’s called Blue Beetle). Nars Ita brush. Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora. Illamasqua blush in Naked Rose. BigSexyHair Root Pump Plus spray. Essie Aruba Blue. OPI Solitaire. theBalm Mary-loumanizer. Stila all over shimmer duo. Stila smudge crayon in Kitten. UD Skin Set from Sephora that included the Naked Skin (3.0), mini setting spray and BB cream. Wow that is detailed lol. Fun stuff!
Weekend plans: Off to Atlantic City with the hubby to relax ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope we get nice weather!
Favorite App: Unfortunately, CC is one of them. Although I barely play as much as I used to when I first downloaded it. I play Bejeweled a lot as well. Christine, if (when?) Temptalia has an app, that would be my most used ๐Ÿ™‚

Haul: Picked up MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow, Plush Lash Mascara, Peachykeen Blush,Creme Cup Lipstick, and also got my hands on Nude on Board Bronzer from the Temperature Rising Collection. I also got a couple of Tarte blushes.

Weekend Plans: Work all weekend ๐Ÿ™

Favorite App: Instagram and Candy Crush

I visited my friend (who works for guerlain) at my local Saks, and bought one of the new Rouge G’s (Madame reve) and asked if they happened to have the Parure de Nuit highlighter from holiday 2011 , and they did, so of course I bought one. (They have 5-6 more… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

Haul: Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer in Deep Honey. It’s okay so far. By itself it’s not as brightening as Amazing Cosmetics Dark Tan. I want to try it over Bobbi Brown Dark Peach corrector to see if that makes a difference.

Weekend plans: I’m seeing a friend i haven’t seen in 4 years tomorrow! We met 9 years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

Favorite app: If there was one called “Mean People Go Away” that would be my favorite one. ๐Ÿ˜›

Haul: Last night, I was flat out dangerous due do a spectacularly bad mood: Dior Bonne Etoile palette, Rose Pisanelle lipstick, Destin nail polish, Bobbi Brown Brightening Nudes finishing powder, Chocolate Raspberry and Teaberry lipglosses, Porcelain Bisque tinted eye brightener, Bare Minerals lipsticks in Stand Out and Break Away, Marc Jacobs The Starlet and Ingenue eye palettes, Naughty blush, Buxom Scoundrel Full Bodied and Tokyo lip stick, Sephora 12hr eye pencil in Flirting Game and Diving in Malaysia. Okay, that does look bad typed out like that. Hauled some dog toys, too – a squeaky possum and a couple of cute dragons. Note to self: stay out of that end of the mall!
Weekend plans: Play with new makeup and play with the dogs.
Favorite app: Dots seems to be my new time waster.

Haul: I bought a Lancome Hypnose Star mascara and the 5 Colour Eye Shadow Mysty Metallics by Dior. I’m looking foreward to use it next week on my trip to Berlin.
Weekend plans: I’m going to Berlin tomorrow for one week.
Favorite app?: I play City Story Metro on my iphone. I like using apps like Vapiano, Amazon, n24.

Haul: I had to cross state lines to get to the nearest Apple store, as my iPhone speaker stopped working. The plus side was that the Apple store was in the same wing as Nordstrom and Sephora! Here we go:
Dior Fusion Mono eyeshadows in Meteore and Chimere
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill shadow in Gold Hercule and Flash Lip Lacquer in 700
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell perfume
Urban Decay nail polish in Addiction and lipstick in Lovelight
I also got a Merida doll because I am a dork. If it makes it any more acceptable, she lives in my classroom. ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekend Plans: This was the first week of school and I am exhausted. I plan on resting and watching loads of TV.

Favorite App: This is a tough one! Probably a toss-up between Kindle, APOD and Tumblr.

Everyone, have a great weekend!

Haul: Nars tinted moisturizer, Urban Decay lipstick in “Naked” and Laura Mercier Illuminator in “Spellbound”

Weekend plans: Help my husband brew beer!

Favorite App: Lol! I’m old and I don’t have a smart phone.

Haul: Becca Shimmering Face Perfector Powder in Opal and Stila Poppy Convertible Color.

Weekend Plans: Work hah… so uhh no plans ๐Ÿ˜€

App: I dont have apps. I know right? lol. Weird.

Haul: Nothing, but I have a hefty haul planned for next weekend!

Plans: The usual…

Fave App: I used to looove Diner Dash, but my Android can’t/won’t support it. Now, it’s 250+ Solitaire.

Haul: I wasn’t going to buy anything, but I got very lucky and stumbled a clearance section with a few tubes of the discontinued Revlon’s old Super Lustrous lipgloss formula. I bought two tubes of my beloved Pink Whisper and nabbed a single tube of Shine City.

Weekend Plans: An eleven day straight of night shifts, ugh. D:

Favorite app: I have a phone of moderate intelligence, which I suspect is highly beneficial to my continued productivity. ๐Ÿ˜›

Mellan’s trying to curl his tail. Going for the pug look. Haha! Have you ever tried Bejeweled Blitz? It’s the same type of match game like Candy Crush, but it does not put you on time outs. It is pretty much the fast, timed version of CC. I like it because I am impatient and like to play fast!

I have! I like all the different objectives of Candy Crush (even though it’s repetitive), so it’s more interesting for me.

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