Free for Haul Friday, Volume #279

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  • Haul: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors Poured
  • Weekend plans: Grocery shoppin, edit/crop photos
  • What music album has been your jam lately?: I’ve been digging Elle King’s Love Stuff album!

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Haul: Laura Gellar – Hydrating primer, Supercharged primer, GWP (includes lip gloss, brush, mascara, balance & bronze, pink grapefruit), Real Technique sponge (hoping this will be as good as the beauty blender), bath puffs, shower cap, EOS shave cream
UD eye shadows (50% off today!!) 0 Pistol, Scratch, Hijack, Asphyxia, SWF, Verve
And the 21 days of beauty are coming up….my poor wallet

Weekend plans: seeing Cinderella if the wintery mix that supposed to come isn’t too bad. Catching up on sleep since daylights saving and seeing Disaster the Musical in NYC cut in on sleep this week. Also trying to get my second post on my blog up about traveling in NYC πŸ™‚

What music album has been your jam lately?: not one album but this is my every day Backstreet Boys playlist http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/BSB/93281023

Haul: It was my birthday yesterday, so I treated myself to a few things: a Vitamin C paper facial mask, Nicka Cosmetics Smalt lipstick (was hoping it would be vibrant blue, but it’s too uneven), Kleancolor nail polishes in Wicked Plum and Black Hole, Ruby Kisses Matte nail polish in Deep Green, NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Raspberry Tart

Weekend plans: I need to do my taxes and clean up my desk.

What music album has been your jam lately?: Enigma’s Greatest Hits. It’s good for relaxing.

No purchase this week.
Get dog food and treats for the boys, take Rowdy to get bandage changed and relax.
Madonna’s Rebelheart.

Hugs and kisses for the handsome Mellan from me and the boys. He looks like he does want his food! Have a great weekend Christine.

Haul: Maybelline rebel bloom lipsticks. I know that they’re not 100% great performers, but pastels are extremely hard to get right anyway and I don’t think they’re that bad on me. Helps to have a lip liner or lip primer as well to prevent settling into the lip lines. πŸ˜‰

Weekend plans: Stop panicking, I’m being laid off at the end of the month, which will give me time to a a general retail job and continue job searching. It sounds bad, but I’m a bundle of nerves not knowing what was happening the past 2 months. >_< I was down to 8 seperatic hours a week from full time.

What music album has been your jam lately?: I'm so bad, but I don't collect albums. I list to the radio mostly. lol I have to pick my vices financially, makeup and cosplay are enough. πŸ˜‰

Hey, as long as you’re willing to put in the work/use the extra tools to make ’em work for you, I’m a happy camper! πŸ™‚ I consider reviews more about setting expectations – it’s only when I see something that’s SO expensive, so dupable, and so horrible where I truly want everyone to just move on by, lol! (But even someone bought it and loved it, I’m honestly happy for them!)

Haul: MAC Cinderella Royal ball lipstick, Happily Ever After lipglass, and Macroviolet fluidline (they finally came in over the weekend when I ordered from Macy’s), I also got a bottle of MAC brush cleaner
Weekend Plans: going to see the new Cinderella movie and having lunch with friends tomorrow
What music album has been your jam lately? I’ve been listening to The Civil Wars self titled album this past month a lot, I hadn’t really listened to them when they were an active band and now I’m heartbroken that they broke up as a band but oh well there’s two great albums from them to listen to at least

Haul: FINALLY some UD Sheer Revolution lippies! <3

Weekend plans: Taking care of my very sick fiancΓ© I'm afraid πŸ™

What music album has been your jam lately?: Taylor Swift's new album… Yep. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm a Swift fan!

Haul: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Moonstone(it’s your fault LOL and it’s just me or something,I think this Opal is look darker than powder and liquid), Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip CrΓ¨me in Core Cora
Weekend Plan: cleaning day!
What music album has been your jam lately?: In the lonely hour by Sam Smith,I loved his voice!

This weeks haul – Chloe Love Story rollerball, Becca Blushed Copper SSP, Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo cream e/s and a bunch of samples including Tatach cleansing oil and rice powder.
Plans for the weekend: Working tomorrow, watching House of Cards and food shopping on Sunday.

Latest album I’ve been jamming to – Spoon They Want My Soul, I especially love Rainy Taxi, Outlier and Knock Knock Knock.

Oh My is he Adorable!
Haul: Becca poureds in all but Pearl, 3 MUFE shadows, Bite matte lip crayons in sucre, fraise, peche, fambroise, It cosmetics CC cream in medium

weekend plans; House chores, work on switching closets out because it went form 6 inches of snow to 60’s here(crazy weather), a few errands,help with girl scout cookie selling stuff(too much!) .I just realized I need to get the grocery in too!EEK!
my favorite jam: In all honesty, whatever is on the radio or my daughter takes over that

Which three Artist Shadows did you get, Nicole?

I had to test a few more of those today after this week of poor palettes, haha!

LOl..no doubt. With the lack of good palettes to get, I get to fill my MUFE collection. I got:M822,D104,&ME840. Mostly, I pick form your dupes and the two plums came from the list of plum shadows you had! See how helpful you are!
I have a question you probably could also help me with or someone who see this. I bough a pro size z palette for my MUFE pans. There is a lot of empty space. I am already needing a second. I am wondering if the large would hold just as many? What size do you keep yours in?
Have a great weekend!:)

Haul:
I’ve been SO bad this past 2 weeks!!
LC Velvetine in Cashmere (I feel guilty even typing the full name, but I MUST have it!)
LASplash Cosmetics matte lippie in Charmed, Ghoulish and a white liquid eyeliner
NYX matte lip cream in Tokyo, Stockholm, Cannes, Istanbul, Milan and Antwerp
L’Oreal Lumi Healthy Liquid Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation
Benefit 15 hour Primer Stick and Roller Lash
KVD Lock’n’Load makeup setting spray
Beautyblender special edition Red Carpet

Weekend plans: organize all this makeup and sell a kidney to pay for it!

What music album has been your jam lately?: Tim Macgraw ‘Sundown Heaven Town’, my cousin wants to see him in concert so I thought I better catch up with his latest. He’s so handsome πŸ˜‰

I ended up mixing the Lumi with a moisturizer because it was too dark and it came out perfect! Next came the stick, and I really like the convenience of it. And the 15 hour primer under the stick foundation blends really well together and I don’t even have to touch up at work! The KVD and BeautyBlender are coming today via Sephora’s Flash Shipping πŸ˜€

Haul: Nothing as of now. Still too sick to leave the house.
Weekend plans: Probably being at home though I might try to go to the gym and store.
Music: iTunes Alternative

Haul: Some ColourPop eyeshadows and a lippie, a MAC lipstick, and probably… 20 or so books.
Weekend plans: Reading, reading, reading, and then maybe some more spring cleaning!
What music album has been your jam lately?: Oh man… Only one? Lenka: Self-Titled always puts me in a better mood. I also was able to listen to it while I had a quick medical procedure on Monday. My doctor loved it as well. Haha.

Haul: Guerlain Perles D’Etoile and Urban Decay optical blurring brush (from a blog sale).

Weekend plans: Nothing! I’m caught up on grading, my hockey league is done, and next week is spring break so I’ll be deep cleaning the house starting Monday.

What music is your jam lately? I’ve been listening to Demon Hunter’s 4th and 5th albums a lot lately, and also Mahler’s 5th and 6th symphonies.

Mellan’s puppy dog eyes…I wouldn’t be able to deny him anything.

Haul: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution in Sheer Rapture, Sheer Streak and Sheer Anarchy arrived yesterday (ordered them on the 25% off sale). I love them all, but Rapture is just that. MLBB shade, for sure.

Weekend plans: 1) Start moving my older son out of the group home from hell. He’ll be living here till we find something else he can afford. Lord, give me strength! πŸ˜€ 2) Making up invitations and planning my younger son’s birthday party. We have to get out the invitations next week, before school lets out for Spring Break. He’ll be 18 on the 31st.

What music album has been your jam lately? Honestly, I haven’t been listening to much lately, and I’m totally behind on the music scene.

Haul: Becca Skin Perfectors poured in Topaz and Rose Gold. Becca Skin Perfector Powder in Bronze Rose Gold (LE). Embroilsse Moisturizer.

Weekend Plans: running errands on a snow free weekend! This week was the first time since January that we actually saw blacktop and asphalt in my neighborhood. So happy that Spring is around the corner.

I’ve been nostalgic lately and listening to Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The a Key Of Life and the late Jazz musician George Duke. Both men are musical geniuses who seriously upgraded my commute to and from work this week (lol).

I love jazz music but am admittedly not super familiar with artists (at least not offhand). Off to check out George Duke!

Haul: Nothing this week! πŸ˜›
Weekend plans: Run with the brother this evening, relax & a friend’s house warming party tomorrow!
What music album has been your jam lately? Anything Missy Elliott, so a few different albums! Bringing me back to my teens! πŸ˜€

Haul: Shiseido makeup remover pads. SO SMOOTH. MUCH SILKY. My mother discovered I had these, so now they’re going much quicker than before.

Weekend Plans: Working and catching up on school work yo.

Music: Oh, man, it’s never just one album with me…Well, I finally tired of Swift’s 1989, so Hozier has been my jam as of late. Nicki Minaj’s “Pinkprint” and the Pistol Annies “Annie Up” has been getting a fair bit of play. I also downloaded Bjork’s Greatest Hits album and have been falling in love with her all over again. I keep meaning to complete my Ramona Falls album, and I am PUMPED for the new Florence and the Machine album to come out. Yeah, my tastes are all over the place. :p

Haul: Dr. Jart Dis-A-Pore BB cream, Tarte Tartelette blush, and all three BHCosmetics enhancing eye palettes. And I think my new Conair lighted mirror counts as a beauty purchase. πŸ™‚ It’s a huge improvement over my old mirror.

Plans: a few errands, writing, and sitting around trying not to scratch my new tattoo–SF Giants logo on the inside of my left arm.

Music: I’ve been all over the musical map lately. Bro-Country, indie-folk, roots country and some modern psychedelic.

Oh wow, how can you even resist those eyes?

I’ve only used it a couple times, but it’s totally a keeper. It does a pretty good job of blurring/minimizing my pores and evening out my skin tone. It’s the first high-end BB cream I’ve tried and while it’s not an HG, I think it’s worth the money.

Nice! I have heard good things about Dr. Jart’s BB creams in general. I always need more coverage when I’m taking photos (I normally don’t even bother with foundation when it’s just a testing day!), so I haven’t found myself checking them out personally yet!

Haul: maybelline master concealer, NYX soft matte lip cream in Prague,lancome blush subtil in tangerine tint

Weekend Plans: not too much, exercise, laundry

What music album is your jam lately: not a specific album but anything with Drake and Nicki Minaj

Haul — IT Cosmetics Blush in Pretty in Peony & French Boutique Brush (love both!). And I finally got a chance to test drive the Armani Eye Tints on my oily lids – they stay well and look gorgeous. I have 3 and will be grabbing 1 more. Hope they also come out with some matte shades

Weekend – lunch at friends place, rest

Music Album -none, I just listen to certain radio stations

Oh that face! Such a sweet pup!

Haul: Laura Geller Bronze-N-Brighten in Fair. Perfect bronzer for me.

Plans: Groceries, and back-to MAC I have 18 empties…time to pick up my 3 freebies πŸ™‚

Music: x (Ed Sheeran album)

Haul: MAC Pedro LourenΓ§o eyeshadow quad (sold out for a long time, but a friend didnΒ΄t like it and I bought from her – lucky cause I think itΒ΄s gorgeous) and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Weekend plans: Shop 2 dresses, IΒ΄ll be maid of honor twice next month. Going to the cinema.
What music album has been your jam lately?: Linkin Park last album.

Haul: Maybelline Master Matte Blush Sticks in Rosy Rush and Fiery Flora and a couple of elf brushes. I also received my Rouge Bunny Rouge order from HauteLook: eyeshadows in Golden Rhea, Mysterious Tinamou (sapphire), Whispering Ibis (emerald), Eclipse Eagle (dark purple gray), mascaras in Oxblood and “Golden Charcoal”, and face powder.

Weekend plans: Hair appointment tomorrow…that’s all I got so far. πŸ™‚

What music album has been your jam lately?: So…I actually don’t listen to a lot of music, except while driving and then it’s just the radio because it’s an old car and that’s all I got. I really like Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”, but my jam is 80s and 90s pop.

Haul: Nothing recently but I did get two new pairs of glasses since my prescription has changed a lot. I’m blind as a bat without them! I nearly got a pair of prescription sunglasses but last time I did that they barely got used. They looked so good though!

Weekend plans: Food shopping, tidying, cleaning and having my parents over for Mothers Day. πŸ™‚

What music album has been your jam lately?: Hozier. I’m going to see him in May and I can’t wait! I’m a huge fan. Saying that I’m also stuck on the Massive Attack Safe From Harm single. The 7″ version is awesome. πŸ˜€

Haul: Angel Taste of Fragrance and a handful of samples from Luckyscent.
Weekend plans: My sister is coming for the weekend!
What music album has been your jam lately?: Manic Street Preachers “Futurology.” It’s a year old but I’ve gotten quite in to it lately.

Haul: Haven’t done a haul in a while, so it’s backed up, let’s see. The Makeup Forever Artist palette, Makeup Geek blushes and eyeshadows (my first experience with customer service was, unfortunately and surprisingly, less than satisfactory), Sugarpill eyeshadows and lashes; Mac Fix+, pigments, powder puffs and a 239 and 242; a few Hakuhodo brushes, Tarte lash curlers <— holy crap, love

Weekend plans: hopefully go out with the boyfriend, otherwise just shopping and lazing.

What music album has been your jam lately?: None, really. I've listened to Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother a few times recently.

Haul: I returned last week’s impulse purchase without touching it, so at least I didn’t feel guilty about it. (It was the MAC 15-pan palette of cool neutrals — I’m hoping maybe the one MAC has done for Nordstrom might be better, it seems to contain more really classic MAC shades.) So: Kevyn Aucoin contour palette (I am finding it quick, easy, and good for defining both face and eyes, just apply the face products with a very light hand, the one thing it’s missing is a matte highlight shade). Also I finally pulled the trigger on the Tartelette palette, and I and picked up two lip colors, Urban Decay’s Sheer Ladyflower (I have the mini of the opaque formula and love it, I like the sheer one too), and OCC Sebastian, which has the honor to be a true ‘nude’ shade that actually does not make me look sick/dead/un-dead, because it’s a truly cool nude, you cannot detect the yellow in it (I know it has to be in there, since it’s a beige, but it leans more blue/grey). It’s great for toning down shades that are too intense or too yellow for me πŸ™‚ I’m also testing samples of some of the new Make Up For Ever primers, I’m liking the Nourishing one for keeping some radiance in my face while my skin is still parched. Also testing a sample of the new Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (moisturizing), which does not seem to have as dewy of a finish as the original — but it might be the sunscreen I have to wear under it.
Weekend plans: working on Sunday, chores/errands/cooking on Saturday. Oh, well! I will get some relaxing in, and go for a long walk tomorrow (Sunday), when it’s not raining.
Music: lately I’ve been exploring different blues and jazz playlists on Spotify, when I’m not listening to my own playlists, which are heavy on Neil Halstead, Nick Drake, Ray LaMontagne, Alexi Murdoch, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Jackson C. Frank.

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