Free for Haul Friday, Volume #282

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Bite Beauty’s April shade (arrived late yesterday, hoping to photograph + dupe it today), MAC Of Beauty x2 eyeshadows, ColourPop In Bloom (another late arrival yesterday, can’t wait to play with it today!)
  • Weekend plans: I’m in the process of reorganizing the “archives,” which is when I cull and remove duplicate shades (MAC, I’m looking at you and your repromotes!), look for brands that I don’t need to keep for archival purposes any longer (or formulas that have been discontinued and replaced, already compared and discussed – I’ll keep the current but take out the discontinued version), and generally straighten everything up.
  • What are you looking forward to most this April?: Warmer weather!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Somehow, he always manages to insert himself into the shot!

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They’re just drinking glasses and vases! πŸ™‚ The glasses are from Target (I think they were $4 for 4) and the vases are probably from Michael’s (I have had those for awhile, though, so it’s harder to be 100% sure!).

Haul: Backups of the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso. Best brow pencil ever!
Weekend plans: Use my 20% off Ulta coupon
What are you looking forward to most this April?: The Colour Pop Hightlighters! I need every…single…color! Also my trip to Chicago for work.

Just put in my first order to Colour Pop yesterday, thanks to Temptalia! I also ordered the In Bloom palette, along with some individual items. Can’t wait to try!

Haul: I’ve been a little crazy this month and fell off my low-buy wagon. Bliss products, Lush Items, Tons of sheet masks, Glamglow Brightmud, Tatcha Skincare, Missha Treatment Essence, Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight, Tom Ford Love Lust, Ravish, and Wicked blushes, Cle de Peau Luminizers in 13 Sand Beige and 14 Delicate Pink.
Weekend plans: I’m actually planning to do a research paper and work on my thesis some more.
What are you looking forward to most this April?: Pulling out all my pencil skirts and flirty dresses!

I was wondering, Christine, do you think it’s necessary to have KA Starlight if I have CDP Sand Beige? I think They both offer a similar colored sheen so maybe I don’t need the KA. But it’s so pretty….:P

oooh, between Starlight and Sand Beige? That’s so tough! Starlight shows up as an actual blusher on me (to a degree), whereas Sand Beige is more of a traditional highlighter in comparison. I don’t think you HAVE to have both, but that is a tough choice.

Look at Mellan acting all casual! ‘Oh, am I in the shot? Oops. I had no idea.’ He so knew. I mean, look at him, he got all dressed up and everything!

Haul: MAC goodies and a new Babyliss curling iron

Weekend plans: Bake cookies with my fiancΓ©! Yep, that is THE main event this weekend πŸ™‚

What are you looking forward to most this April? Going back to Belgium. Twice πŸ˜€

Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of you! I’ll be working most of the weekend so I’m not really looking forward to it lol. I’ll be glad when I’m off though so I can play in my new makeup! I picked up the new Dior Nude foundation, Lorac Vixen lipstick and a handful of the Jordana matte lipsticks I’ve been meaning to try

Haul: Mario Bedescu drying cream, Urban Decay Grindhouse sharpener. The only sharpener I seem to misplace 24/7. I was going to pick up Guerlain’s Les Gris and the gel eyeliner in Amber Silver, but they were both sold out in store. I could tell the counter woman was NOT happy about that, haha.

Weekend plans: Exams, papers! So much work.

What are you looking forward to most this April? Getting finals over with. We don’t have warm weather in April here – we just get rain!

Haul: Too Faced Melted lipstick in Nude and Chihuahua ,Formula X The Match set for Light to Medium skintones, YSL Pop Water glossy stain in Juicy Peach
Weekend plan?: clean my vanity.they’re always look like a mess LOL
What are you looking forward to most this April?: warm weather!

Haul: Nada.

Weekend plans: Easter weekend with the family and picking up a free (from working with) lace front wig from Arda. Already got my “Easter Candy” from ColourPop. πŸ˜‰

What are you looking forward to most this April?: Actually spring weather…. no more snow!

Love your makeup desk! So neat looking and Mellan looks so content
*Haul- new MAC LE lipstick in Hollywood Cerise (love it! it’s a gorgeous purple fuchsia shade but very wearable) and MAC Cream Base in Summer Wind (very subtle and natural looking on my light to light medium skin) . Thanks for recommending!
*Weekend – work then Easter brunch with family
*April – warm sunny days

Thanks, Katherine! πŸ™‚

Hollywood Cerise is such a great shade! There’s a little muted quality to it that makes it easy to wear.

Haul: Nothing… but Sunday marks the end of my no-buy, woo hoo!
Weekend plans: Finishing my spring cleaning, taking the younger nieces out for lunch and shopping, going out to lunch on Sunday.
What are you looking forward to most this April?: Makeup shopping! πŸ™‚

Mellan is too funny!

Haul: I am getting ColourPop Not A Box Chocolates & Rebound. I’m thinking of really picking up the In Bloom this week. I purchased the L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 because I couldn’t find the first one. Probably picking up some stuff from Ulta this weekend. It’s like they knew I was going on a no buy Monday and that’s why they sent me a coupon lol

Weekend plans: Going to the casino to hang out with friends who I haven’t seen since September-ish last year. I hope I win the trip I’m entering. And blogging. I have so much stuff to get through haha

What are you looking forward to most this April?: Definitely warmer weather. It’s been a LONG winter

Oh and another thing I’m looking forward to this April is the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction! Whoo hoo I get dressed up and to see BSB friends. Brian and Kevin are getting inducted.

haul-Too Faced metal melted lipsticks in Macaron, and Jelly
weekend-Easter dinner with my family
looking forward to in April- vacation to our Florida home-I haven’t been all Winter because the airline rates were too high

Haul: A new LancΓ΄me Shine Lover lipstick in French Sourire, another shade of bareMinerals BB Eyeshadow, MAC Is Beauty lipstick Make Me Gorgeous (for which the tracking # provided by Macy’s doesn’t work, I’m worried). Also Too Faced Sweetheart Blush in Peach Beach and 3 shower gels by Le Couvent des Minimes from Ulta.

Weekend plans: meet family members who are visiting San Diego. Get good running shoes.

Looking forward to: my knee feeling better so I can run again :/

It just depends on what it is – I donate if possible, and when it’s not possible, family/friends, and when that’s not possible, I recycle. Somethings just aren’t meant for sharing and/or are no longer viable (e.g. gloss from six years ago) – I keep a lot of things just for color reference, even when they’re not usable, but eventually they get replaced by new formulas, re-released, etc. and then sometimes I can ditch the oldest version.

Haul: I bought 6 bottles of wine, does that count? I have a million beauty things I want to haul πŸ™

Weekend plans: BUSY as heck. 3 friends in from out of town. 2 planned and one surprise.

Looking forward: April holds the new Target collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer so I will be broke as a joke after it debuts!

Haul: Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Cashmere (pale pink) and their Baume in Love in Rose in Love and Urban Ballet – both pinks.

Weekend plans: Enjoy Easter! Eat at least the ears off of my chocolate bunny.

Looking forward to in April: Less pollen, please. I love this spring weather, but the pollen is an unwelcome party guest, for sure.

Haul: Tarte Tartlette palette Laura Mercier Sugar Frost Caviar Stick (I’m really loving these right now!)
Weekend plans: Birthday celebrations for 2 friends and Easter celebration with the family
What are you looking forward to most this April?: Hopefully warmer weather in New York!

Oh completely forgot to include 2 Becca blushes in flower child and wild honey! My sephora just started carrying Becca and I’m thrilled to be able to touch and see the products in person!

Hey, I was wondering where you go your make up table. I wanted to get my girlfriend a gift and she has been dying for a long make up table like that. Thanks.

Your vanity looks great! I wish I could get myself so organized! Mellan is a cutie so I think he fits in perfect. πŸ™‚
haul: Laura Mercier artist eye palette(not sure if that is the exact full name) , Too faced melted metallic Violet,Macaroon,and Debutante. Clinique Cheek pop blushes in Nude,Peach, and Cola. From the big Ulta beauty event-Anastasia brow gel and Tarte maracuja oil($10/$25).Revlon lip butters in Peach Parfait and Creme Brulee. Burberry shadow #002 finally came in form backorder! Wow, so worth it! I need more of those in my life for sure!
Weekend Plans: Working and catching up housework! My daughter was on spring break this week and I am sooooo behind on work. I work from home and sometimes that can get ya! She is spending the weekned with her friend until Sun. So I can work and clean and do laundry.Plus , I am having a surgical procedure on Tues. So i have to get so much done!

Oh, I got the last one wrong! Sorry! Her I was complaining about how busy I was this weekend. Better busy than stagnant. I should not complain. I am grateful I have the ability to do what I can. Sometimes, I need to kick myself. πŸ™‚
What I am looking forward to in April: Warm weather and flowers starting to pop up and sandals!
In my haul I forgot to mention that the It cosmetics Illumining CC cream 5 piece kit came in. I have worn it twice. The first time really sheered out, it was okay. The second, I did not like it. It looked someone glitter bombed my face!lol. I really like the large brush and the disc is ok for busy moments. But, I am probably going to return it. I think it is slightly less drying than the original. But, the shiny stuff in there is weird. Christine, I know you had wanted to see how people with dry skin liked it. So, that’s my update. Plus, with the glitter or mica (whatever it is) ,I felt like it drew attention to my fine lines. It wasn’t a soft light, glow like a luminizer would be.

No problem. Yeah, I was pretty bummed because i like the big brush in the set. I have the ” ball wand ” brush which I think is the same. just a shorter handle possibly. I noticed that one seems to have been phased out and the brush heads look very similar. The disc..is ok. But , I couldn’t warrant the $63 for those 2 things.I’d rather get the Guerlain Teracotta bronzer. So, I guess they aren’t that great. I don’t feel like the CC was overly slimy or too “dewy looking or whatever the comments were regarding the photos of you. It literally looks like they just added glitter. My daughter tried to wipe it off my face at dinner until I told her it was supposed to be like that.Kids can be brutally honest sometime. I even had set it, and extra set my t zone. it winds up coming through. My mom had ordered the set too and has returned hers already.

Haul: Burberry Wet/Dry Glow eyeshadow in Gold Pearl, Clinique Cheek Pop blush in Nude Pop, 4 Alex and Ani bangles, Tony Moly hand cream in Tangerine, a small jar of Thirstymud (which I love and hate that I love, because it is so pricey) and Alterna CC cream for my hair. Oh, and I got a Bob’s Burgers embroidery hoop with Tina on it!
Weekend Plans: Homework. So much homework. Mass on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter.
Best part about April: In general, the warmer weather, getting to wear flip-flops again, rainy nights with the windows open and lilacs. This year, April means I am one month closer to being done with grad school and I cannot hardly wait. I am not one to wish time away, but grad school cannot get over fast enough!

Haul: Cerave moisturizer
Weekend Plans: Easter dinner,exercise
What are you looking forward to most this April: hmm might be doing a day trip to Vancouver so that would be cool

Haul: I mentioned it last week but I got in my order of MAC No Faux Pas, Hollywood Cerise, Miley Viva Glams lipstick and gloss. I like them all but I particularly like No Faux Pas, I might order a back-up (tho’ I dont’ know how many bright pinks I need, I have almost every single one Mac’s released in the last four years).

Weekend plans: FInally back to rowing practice after a horrible cold. And I”m planning on doing a biiiiig clothing sort and reorg this weekend. I have too much old stuff I never wear and I told myself no buys until I clear soem out.

What are you looking forward to most this April?: Same, I love when it’s warm and it’s light out in the evenings.

Can you even imagine finishing all the bright pinks you have that you need a backup for it? That’s how I try to talk myself out of backups, lol!

I keep telling myself that even if I do finish one there will be a new shade out soon that I’ll probably like just as much. But it’s tough when there’s one you really love: I probably have maybe five more applications left of Daddy’s Girl from the Archie collection and only about a quarter tube left of Quick Sizzle which is my favorite matte pink of all-time. I wish it would get rereleased or made perm so I wouldn’t feel anxious when I use it.

Haul: 2 Origins face masks (finally! I wanted to try these for ages), Nuxe RΓͺve de Miel lip balm & a deodorant (plus a little bag of nicely sized freebies) and tons of Boots own brand face stuff (I hear they’re amazing and they are quite affordable so I decided to give ’em a shot). As I spent MUCH more than I planned, I’m officially on a no-buy for, like, a year! πŸ˜‰

Weekend plans: Hopefully a nice field trip and a long walk or two, plus spring cleaning my makeup stash (I finally decided to throw away some unused stuff).

What are you looking forward to most this April?: Definitely warmer weather! And my birthday, of course πŸ˜€

Haul: Etherealle Cosmetic samples from Etsy (blue lipstick 8-O), bh Cosmetics Concealer & Corrector Palette in medium,Kate Somerville DermalQuench Clear AntiAcne Treatment, and I’m heading ANYwhere tonight to find the WnW peach colors that are listed on Temptalia as dupes for ABH Orange Soda!!

Weekend plans: Dye eggs and hunt for them with the kids, family dinner, maybe see the Easter Bunny πŸ™‚

What are you looking forward to most this April?: teaching my son to ride his new bike! Love these longer days, more sun to enjoy.

Haul: IHerb order! Tea tree oil, argan oil, Aztec secret clay, hair mask, leave in, elf liquid liner and under eye setting powder!
Weekend plans: Easter dinners with family and relatives, and as always: Animal Crossing!
What are you looking forward to most this April?: Spring! It’s always late where I live but it’s starting to finally get warmer.

Your vanity looks so neat! I need to replace my sundried tomato-jars to something better looking… My eyeliners deserve better.

My Dad shops there, lol! For all his vitamins πŸ˜€

Hey, I was totally considering mason jars originally! But I’m probably less vintage and more modern in style, so I went with glasses!

Nice vanity! Wow, that’s a whole lot of brushes!

Christine, what are those soft marble looking things that you have in the brush jars called (am I even describeing it correctly)? I have searched for those on the few occasions I have gone to Michaels and at Walmart but can never find them and because I do not know what they are called I have not been successful in explaining what I am looking for to the sales associate.

Thanks. I checked the site and it says that they are glass, I thought they were made out of a soft rubbery material so that it wouldn’t scratch the brushes.

Awesome set-up Christine!

Haul: Oof… Chanel Tisse Gabrielle & Tisse Mademoiselle, MAC Burgundy x 9, MAC x Bao Bao Wan nail polish in Kashmir Blue and Sunset Tourmaline (I’m still dreaming of Imperial Green!!). New running shoes, a few shirts, a scarf, new flat black boots, blah blah, haha a few different things!
Weekend plans: My mom and I took a weekend shopping trip to ‘the city’ πŸ™‚ so I’m near all the counters! *mua ha ha*
What are you looking forward to most this April?: The last week of the month I’ll be in the 3rd & final week of a leadership certificate course! It’s been great so far πŸ˜€

I went to Sephora for a few foundation samples & I’m always happy to hit up Chanel! I kind of can’t believe I forgot to swatch lipsticks like EstΓ©e Lauder Pure Colour Envy, Marc Jacobs Beauty & Clinique Lip Pops though! It was a busy weekend πŸ™‚ and I probably don’t neeeeed them haha

Haul: MAC Pearl Blossom! It arrived today πŸ™‚

Plans: Easter fun with the kids and pup

April: I want to explore my new city/state without snow!

I love your vanity! That is the size table I need too.

Haul: Cover FX Color Drops and 2 of their foundations – one to set and one to contour with. Sephora’s pro blush brush and a Nars concealer. I need to restock some Paula’s Choice so will do that tomorrow.
Weekend: celebrate my birthday and Easter with the family.
April – looking forward to hopefully some nice weather but would happily take lots of rain.

That’s such a nice vanity set up! And Mellan, handsome as always.

Haul: Mostly eBay goodies: Guerlain Coup de Foudre eyeshadow palette (I love this palette!), Maybelline Color Tattoo and Mascara set in Teal, and NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Caravaggio. And Dr. Jart BB Contour Kit and Nudestix duo in Soul/Flesh.

Weekend plans: Easter with my husband’s family

What are you looking forward to most this April?: Our anniversary!

My haul consisted of:
β—†Sephora pro easel (this one is similar to the MUFE brush book, it looks great but it will not close properly if I put all of my huge It Cosmetics brushes in it) and the portfolio (this one is huge) but I am only planning on keeping one of these brush cases.
β—†Tarte concealer set and contour set from QVC.
β—†Ped Egg Power
β—†the New Cargo Essentials palette

Hi Christine! I love your vanity set-up–but where did you get your chair? I love it!

It’s like Mellan posed for that shot–his face is angled perfectly.

Haul: Oshima Tsubaki Oil (for body even though it’s a hair oil–there is some study showing possible anti-aging benefits from camellia japonica so I’ll give it a shot), L’Oreal Mythic Oil Seve Protectrice, Dermorganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque, Paula’s Choice Resist BHA 9, and Paula’s Choice C15. I’m also waiting for a dermstore order of more serums and sunscreens–so skin and hair haul.

Weekend Plans: yoga–my shoulders and neck hurt! Hopefully, yoga will realign everything. If not, maybe a massage if my massage therapist can fit me in. An arts festival Saturday night with a girlfriend, work, reading, and cleaning, cleaning!

What are you looking forward to most this April? Hmmm…excited to try out my beauty haul and get through my book haul–lots of new reading material. =D

All those beautiful brushes AND a gorgeous dog?! Envyyyyyyyy…! πŸ˜‰

Haul: MAC Burmese Kiss (ebay! but I only paid $10 more than I would have paid in Australia, including shipping). I’ve only worn it once and my lips were in bad shape that day, though I loved the colour. Will give it another go soon. I also bought NARS Belize, which I’m LOVING, I’ve worn it everyday since I bought it!

Weekend plans: NOTHING!! I’m sooo enjoying these few days off work! Catch up with family tomorrow πŸ™‚

What are you looking forward to most this April? I’m looking forward to cooler weather! I have lots of lovely new clothes which want to be worn πŸ˜‰

Haul: Clinique blush – Pansy Pop, Fig Pop and Cola Pop. Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist’s Palette 2013. MAC lipstick Hollywood Cerise and No Faux Pas. BareMinerals The Main Event and Enchanting Eyes sets. Bhcosmetics – brush cleaner; Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Loyal and Adore; Glitter Eyeliner in Synergy; Beauty Sponge; Lots of Zpalettes. Japonesque empty lip palette.

Weekend plans: Easter; de-potting makeup

What are you looking forward to most this April? A break. At my house, it goes from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to birthdays in Feb. and March. I’m glad for Easter to come and go, and to get a break from big celebrations.

I’ve already used the Cola Pop (it did sheer out beautifully), and the glitter eyeliner (I put it over UD Chaos pencil liner, and I had peacock eyes lol).

I’m really looking forward to trying out the other two Pop blushes.

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