Free for Haul Friday, Volume #284

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: philosophy Hope in a Jar Night (for husband), First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intense Hydration Cream, L’Artisan Parfumeur Coffret Miniatures Set, Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette, Marc Jacobs The Lover Palette, 6x Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gels, 3x Surratt Lip Lustres, Tom Ford Noir Deodorant (for husband), Lavanila Deodorant (x2), more palettes
  • Weekend plans: We need to install some shelving downstairs, so I’m hoping we’ll get around to that!
  • What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Harp!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

His bow-tie collection is starting to rival my earring collection!


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Meghan Avatar

Haul: Be Delectable by Cake Beauty dry shampoo in Coconut & Cream and Strawberry & Cream. I only wash my hair a few times a week, so dry shampoo is a necessity!
Weekend plans: Relax & likely go for a run! πŸ˜€
What musical instrument do you wish you could play? Maybe guitar, but I wish I could sing!

Lily Kelley Avatar

shampoo , conditioner, Neutrogena retinol serum from Ulta. PC aha lotion and sunscreen .Mac lipstick x1 (BTM).
relax this weekend.

Mellan looks so handsome. Love all his bow-ties. xoxo to him from me and the boys.

Alix Avatar

Haul: Blinc mascara, Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Adore U (been wanting this forever!), Lavanila Lavender deodorant (x2).
Weekend plans: Today — cleaning, laundry, and errands. Tomorrow — Girls’ Day Out with my sister; we’re shopping to build up her summer work wardrobe (she just entered the workforce again after 13 years!). Hitting the Sephora sale for sure. And, at some point, cleaning out my car.
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Piano

Carla Avatar

It isn’t much of a “haul,” but I’m excited to a rather pathetic degree because UPS is showing that my Sephora package is “out for delivery.”
All the package will contain is one OCC “Meta” Stained Gloss, but I’ve been wanting that one for a while, and I’ve recently “rediscovered” Rhythm Box and New Wave, the two Stained Glosses I already own.
Dekadent, you’re next! πŸ™‚

sara Avatar

Haul-I purchased the Too Faced metallic melted lipstick in Debutante. On swatches it looks kind of like NARS Orgasm in a metallic form and was why I chose that color. Not sure it looks like that on me though…
Plans- Finishing a project in m infant’s room that we have procrastinated on. Go to Goodwill and donate some stuff. Hopefully some small spring cleaning stuff . Lastly watch the movie Tammy.
Instrument – I use to play the flute as a kid. I think drums or guitar- I’m thinking as a back up to Lenny Kravitz, it always looks like his band is having the time of their lives!

Lisa Avatar

Haul: I’m trying to save up for my birthday in a couple of weeks, so I practiced a great deal of self restraint and only bought one thing — the new UD concealer — for the Sephora VIB sale. So far I love it! I might pick up one more thing though because I really can’t resist a sale.

Weekend plans: Watching new episodes of Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Orphan Black with the husband.

What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Hm. This is a hard one. Probably piano, violin, cello. I actually took piano lessons as a child but hated the lessons so didn’t learn much. I taught myself how to play the guitar so I’m sure I could teach myself other instruments, but sadly just don’t have the time.

Nicole Avatar

Haha! great picture!
Haul: From the Sephora sale: Kat von D shade and Light palette, Clinique Rosy,Fig and pansy pop , Nars Raquel, Guerlain rouge G in Gemma,Kat Von D ink liner in Nedrum,Kat Von D Tattoo liner in Mad Max Brown, small size of Benefit Porefessional (trying it out to see if I like it over my long loved Dr. Brandt pores no more for my T-zone primer), Guerlain Teracotta #3. I ordered the new Anastasia palette form Ulta because it wasn’t on Sephora’s site yet and I just was being impatient. Think I will be going to hit up the sale one last time to restock some essentials(skincare mostly)this weekend. I also pre-saled big time the Tom Ford summer collection.
Christine, the Guerlain terracotta #3 I received is a bit warm/ slightly orange toned. The powder is super luxurious feeling though. Is this the shade you wear? I know you mentioned this is your go-to bronzer. But, I know we are in the same boat as to out preference of a more cool leaning bronzers. I have not worn it yet because I am weird about returning cosmetics once I wear them,lol..I would love your opinion on that. I really don’t need another bronzer to add to the drawer!

Weekend Plans: My daughter has me tied up with soccer games and 2 school projects . That with just regular housework and trying to get a trip to the mall to smash in some last minute Sephora sale stuff and maybe some clothes for my daughter..that’s going to swamp us!
What musical instrument do you wish to play: violin!

Christine Avatar

Hey Nicole!

I usually use #3 (I have #2 and #3, #2 is a bit darker applied and has a stronger red tone to it), #3 is warm-toned, though, for sure. I actually will be reviewing #2 and #3 next week (I think) since they’re repromoted with the summer collection, if perhaps that’ll help you to see it on/swatched prior to using!

Nicole Avatar

Okay,thank you.I assume since you personally felt the hourglass browsers a bit too warm,that #3 is less warm than those? I’m sorry for the questions. I just would prefer to buy one on sale if possible. I found some Guerlain swathes online. It seems like #4 and #7 are cooler,but pretty deep. Probably better for ethnic skin or woc maybe.

monica Avatar

Mellan looks so dapper!

Haul: Maybelline 40% off at Ulta!! Age Rewind concealer, Master concealer, Fit Me Matte + Poreless powder and foundation, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch foundation, Blushing Bud l/s, Touch of Spice l/s
and Almay eye make up removers since I have $4 off coupon!!
Weekend plans: Cleaning and cleaning. Got back from Kentucky last week and my room always looks like a disaster after I travel. Hoping to do a rails to trail by my house too.
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Guitar!

Mittzy Avatar

Haul: Picked up some things from the VIB rouge sale, Kat Von D shade and light eye palette, nails inc gel effect in St. James, YSL tint in oil #6, two sephora lip stains, first aid beauty lotion, one of the makeup forever plexi gloss and hourglass radiant light…I really want the clinique pansy pop but it’s sold out at the moment.
Weekend plans: Working all weekend, but it’s finally nice here in NY so going to take my dog on a long walk this weekend.
Musical instrument: piano

Katherine T. Avatar

Awww, Mellan looks so serious, must be some food nearby!
**Haul – Got 22% off my Sephora Haul ( 15% Sephora sale +7% Mr. Rebates) – 9 MUFE Artist Shadows in grays and khakis, NARS Eye Paint in Baalbeck, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jeanne, Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Gold Copper, Surratt Blush in En Vie, Belif True Cream in Aquabomb & Moisturizing Bomb, UD Eye Primer in Enigma, Sephora Lustre Matte in Mulberry . I wanted Clinique Pop Cheek in Pansy but it was sold out (boo)
***Weekend – rest, been on business travel days
**Musical Instrument that I wish I could play – violin?

pePear Avatar

Haul: Cover FX Custom Cover Drops,Surratt blush(highlighter) in Aureole,First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer spf40 and Ultra Repair Lip Therapy,UD Eyeshadow primer Potion in Enigma
Weekend plan?: my birthday party!
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: violin

Sarah Avatar

EVERYTHING!!! πŸ™‚ I live in MA, so I have my spring veggies going- leafy greens, cauliflower, and carrots. I started my tomato seeds and they are getting so big. I also have my herbs- parsley, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, etc- ready to transplant outside.

Of course my favorite are my spring tulips popping through. It means the 50,000 feet of snow we got is officially gone!!

Tova J Avatar

Haul: A couple of things from The Body Shop – Tea Tree cleanser, Camomille makeup remover, Vitamin E eye cream, hand sanitizer and a hand cream. Also couldn’t resist the Real Techniques Sculpting set!
Weekend plan: Watch Prison Break!
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: The piano. I took lessons when I was younger but I got bored haha, it would still be nice to be able to read note sheets etc.

Keisha Avatar

-Haul: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold and Blushed Copper, Too Faced Melted Fuchsia, Smashbox Minibox palette, Real Techniques Limited Edition brush set, Benefit Roller Lash, Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, Tory Burch perfume, Nars Seduction blush, Nars Audacious Lippie in Grace, Tarte Amazonian 12-Hour Blush in Dollface and Naturally Chic, Perricone MD Photo Plasma, and MAC Alpha Girl Beauty Powder.

-Weekend plans: Hanging out with my brother; he’s coming in town from New York.

-What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: A guitar.

Alex Avatar

Haul: I’ve purchased some Inglot eyeshadows (a 10 pan 5xshimmers 5xmattes warm colors) and another small 5 eyeshadow palette with bright yellow, green, blue, red and teal. I also picked up 4 lipliners from them and the new YSL Ink foundation.

Weekend Plans: Well, finals coming up next months – Need I say more?

Instrument I wish I could play: Guitar.. I used to play it when I was a kid and I was really good at it but then I left it and forgot everything by now πŸ™

Ginny Avatar

I bought the FAB Sleeping Cream, too! I didn’t like it though, I’m returning it πŸ™ . When I wake up my skin still feels dry, with some oily residue on top. My skin has been really dry and I just can’t find *anything* that soothes it in the morning. I put on four “moisturizing” products in the morning and still feel tight.

Christine Avatar

Oh no! πŸ™

One of the best creams I’ve ever tried is Osmotics’ Cream Extreme for dry skin – I still use it for treating drier spots. But I also really like Aveeeno and Cortizone’s eczema lotions (I found both in the baby section, lol) for dry patches/irritated/angry/flaky skin.

Bronwyn Avatar

Haul: alba botanica spray sunscreen, shiseido cleansing brush, ombrelle spf 30 lip balm, cargo quad in Vienna(all from winners)
From a health store, I bought a sukin facial moisturizer and a sea wench botanical cleanser

Weekend Plans: maybe seeing a friend and planning to do facials, make food, etc with her, babysitting tonight, it’s on a Monday but planning to go to the sephora sale on Monday

What musical instrument do you wish you could play: the fiddle

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Mellan looks like he’s ready to go to a gala πŸ™‚ That, or he’s the canine version of James Bond.

Haul: A lipstick and fluidline from the MAC x Philip Treacy Collection!

Weekend plans: Hang out with le fiancΓ© and chill about before our very busy week next week (going to Belgium to plan our wedding)

What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Piano!

LU Avatar

Haul: I’ve been doing some major hauling and it’s all for me, hehe. I seriously shouldn’t be this happy about throwing my budget out the window.
Tatcha Body Butter, Tatcha Hand Cream, Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit, Tatcha Blotting Papers x2, Tatcha Eye Mask, Tatcha Eye Cream, Tatcha Red Silk Lipstick, Lise Watier Pastel Power Eyeshadow Quatuor, Lise Watier Pink Power Blush x2, Lise Watier Glamour Rose Eye and Cheek Palette, Kevyn Aucoin Starlight, Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo, Sara Happ the lip scrub in Clementine, Fresh Seaberry Oil, Boscia Cleanse and Peel Trio, Shiseido Facial Cotton, Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer, SK-II Facial Treatment Mask x2, Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths, Dr.Jart Pore Minimalist Mask x2, Sephora Green Tea Mask x3, Boscia Konjac Sponge x2, Karuna Hydrating Face Mask, Karuna Clarifying Face Mask, KVD Monarch, Clinique Cheek Pops in Nude Pop and Pink Pop, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Heftiest Hibiscus, Guerlain Rouge G in Garance and Grenade, Sephora Lash Comb, Dior Diorific Golden Shock Lipsticks in Ardent Shock and Daring Shock, Dior Creme de Rose, Shiseido Ibuki Starter Set.
Weekend plans: I know I always say this, but I’m going to do thesis work and research papers.
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Piano, it’s so magical to me.

Rachel R. Avatar

Mellan looks very dapper in his black bow tie.

Haul: MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep; Too Faced Melted Metallic in Peony, Violet and Jelly; some Real Technique brushes.

Weekend plans: Major grocery shopping. My fridge and cupboards are bare.

What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Cello

Krista Avatar

Haul: Clinique cheek pop in Cola, Too Faced Melted Peony, Kat von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown, Tarte bamboo foundation brush, Andre Walker kinks curl creme, FAB face wash, and a ton of samples from in store Sephora during their sale!

Weekend plans: Unfortunately studying for exams, and playing harp.

What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Guitar or violin!
PS. Love your shout out to the harp πŸ™‚

Erin Avatar

HAUL: NADA but I’m dying to hear what you think of your L’Artisan haul!

Weekend Plans: On hold. I have a friend in from Texas and we are on standby to see if he’s going to have time off from his work training here in Seattle.

Instrument I wish I could play: Tough. The Cello because I love the sound of it more than any other instrument. I would also say guitar, bass, and piano because I like them as well.

Mariella Avatar

Haul: can you believe – absolutely NOTHING!

Weekend plans: shopping for some items for a silent auction donation. Either the gym or yoga (probably the gym) and visiting with my former neighbour who’s in town for the weekend.

What musical instrument do you wish you could play? My sis in law is one of the premier harpists in N. America and I’d probably join Christine in the choice of harp except I see how much work it is for Erica to drive hers around (she needs a special van), not to mention the trouble she had trying to take one of her harps to the US to a “harp barn” for restoration (US customs gave her such grief…who knew the “hot harp” market was so active; meanwhile, I’m sure all manner of folks with guns and drugs secreted in their vehicles were blithely driving over the border!) and I’ve also seen what it does to her fingers (imagine running your hands over a cheese grater for hours a day!). I really love the look of a bassoon but you can’t break one of those out at a party so I might choose the flute or the violin, both of which are portable and make such a beautiful sound.

Christine Avatar

I cannot believe it! I am impressed πŸ˜‰

Oh, yes, I can only imagine the perils of having to move a full-sized harp. The size and cost of a full-sized one has always been a major deterrence, but I am so enamored of the way they look that if I ever did pick it up, I’d really want it to be the full-sized one! I guess I have a thing for big instruments — harps, pianos, and cellos, haha.

Mariella Avatar

Erica has 3 at any given time (she used to have an ornate golden one that was so beautiful but she sold/traded it a few years ago). Hearing her play is such a treat, especially hearing her play solo rather than with an orchestra. And my cousin (he’s really more like a brother, as we were raised together and which is why I call her my sister in law) jokes that he’s her official “harp mover”. I love the sound of the cello but, again, hardly portable and, like the harp, it presents clothing challenges for women.

Telesilla Avatar

Haul: Cheek Pop in Heather Pop, UD Revolution lipstick in Rapture, UD Sheer Revolution in F-Bomb, Origins Mega Bright Cleanser, Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette, UD Naked Skin Concealer, and a couple of Sephora face masks. My lovely partner got Clinique’s Acne Solutions BB Cream and Powder Foundation, Clinque High Impact Lip Colour in After Party, a Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Truffle and a powder brush. We also picked up the Philosophy Lemonade Stand summer shower gel collection and a Clairisonic Mia 2 for both of us.

Weekend plans: reorganizing the bathroom and kitchen.

What instrument I wish I could play: the cello or guitar.

Mellan is looking as dapper as always. πŸ™‚

Christine Avatar

You know, as soon as you mentioned a shower gel set from philosophy, I had to go look… and then realized I already bought it, LOL! I have to restrain myself to only buying the mini sets (instead of 16 oz. bottles).

Good luck reorganizing your bathroom/kitchen!

Nancy T Avatar

Haul: Tarte Maracuja Oil, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer spf 40, MAC Diva-ish lipstick. Almost bought the Miley VG one instead, but worried it would look too much like my Pink Pigeon or Anarchy. But I did fulfill my Mac wish list from a few weeks back, so I’m pretty happy about that!
Weekend plans: other than going to my meeting on Sunday and doing my usual weekly hair ordeal, nothing else planned so far.
Musical instrument I wish I could play: the piano! Or conversely, the congos ( of which I already sort’ve can)!

Kelsey Avatar

Haul: philosophy clear days ahead cleanser, Becca lowlight/highlight poured palette, Josie Maran argan oil light, Anastasia brow wiz, and Clinique cheek pop blushes in pink, rosy, and cola pop.

Plans: nothing on the weekend, but monday I’m going to spend the day/night celebrating my BFF’s 25th birthday! Tattoos, drinking, and cupcakes. Excited!

Instrument: it’s a tie between guitar and drums. Guitar would be cool because I sing and could accompany myself, but I have way more fun playing air drums than air guitar.

Vanessa V Avatar

Haul: First off I’d like to say that this was a bad week with the Sephora VIB sale and I may have to go on a no buy, for a while… :X. Skincare- Origins serum, cleanser and toner. Makeup- Clinique Sculptionary cheek contouring palette in defining Roses and defining Nectars, Clinique Pop lip colors in Melon and Nude, Kat Con D Shade and Light Brush, Nars Sheer Glow in Barcelona, Cordura Eye Shadow Duo, Marc Jacobs Lolita palette and Lola nail polish, LaVanilla Vanilla Coconut deodorant, Stila Patina liquid lipstick, Smashbox Contour palette (I really wanted the Marc Jacobs but they were sold out @ 3 different Sephoras), and San Tropez bronzing mousse… Whew, I think that’s everything!
Weekend plans: Bridal Shower, my Dad’s retirement party and brunch!
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Bass Guitar

Erica Avatar

Mellan looks so debonair in the photo – the canine Cary Grant!
Haul via Ebates makes things a little better. Marc Jacobs stash: foundation & contour brushes, 3 strikes eye shadow stick and re(marc)able concealer. Kat Von D shade & light eye palette. Clinique Cola cheek pop (swatched very nice), Nars concealers, Giorgio Armani eye tint in Senso, MUFE Aqua brow, EstΓ©e Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating gelee and eye pencil in Emerald Volt.

Plans: Wallet needs a rest and no obligations, so I’m relaxing!

Musical instrument: I played trumpet (terribly) in H.S. and piano thru college. I would play piano, violin and the French horn which I think is a beautiful instrument.

KuΓ‘vsui Avatar

Haul: NARS All Day Weightless Powder Foundation finally arrived! Not much of a haul, but I’m happy abt it πŸ™‚
Weekend plans: none. For once I got to sleep in <3
What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: I wish I knew how to mix properly!

Estefania Avatar

Haul: Oof. Let’s see. I got a skincare set from Sephora that included the Boscia black mask, Origins charcoal mask, Peter Thomas Roth cucumber gel mask, and Glamglow Hydrating mud mask, the new Kat Von D Light Shade Eye Contour palette, Benefit’s Gimme Brow, Kat Von D Lolita liquid lipstick, MUFE Aqua Rouge in 7 Pink Brown, Urban Decay lip pencil in Liar, Urban Decay lipstick in Manic, Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Bordello, Midnight Rodeo, and Space Cowboy, Urban Decay eyeshadow quad, Too Faced Melted Chihuahua, Smashbox gel liner pen in Lilac, Sephora Collection Duo Reflects Eyeshadow in Mermaid Tail.
From Ulta I got: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness, Mini brow pencil, Blurring Concealer brush, Mineral foundation brush, RT Expert Face brush, mini BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone, BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream in Nude.
I also got the MAC fluidlines in Shade and Looking Good, and the new Melt lipstick in Blitzed (love!)

Weekend plans: Put in some hours at work to catch up and maybe a dinner with some friends.

Musical Instrument I wish I could play: Piano or guitar!

Kitsch Avatar

Haul: Jack Black Shea Butter & Vitamin E Lip Balm (I ran out!!), Sephora Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation, Dior Lip Maximizer Lip Plumper, Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, Sephora Retractable Kabuki Brush, Paula’s Choice Lip Exfoliator, ColourPop In Bloom kit, Black Butler S1&2, Orphan Black s2, Big Eyes, John Water’s Hairspray, and several books. Wow!

Weekend plans: I met my husband’s security section at a BBQ on Saturday and filled out new hire paperwork for my new job!! Today we put together a bookshelf (because my reading obsession has made our other one overflow, oops….) and played video games for several hours with our friends who are leaving Japan soon.

What musical instrument do you wish you could play?: Accordion!

kjh Avatar

Please, please, please, can Mellan take me to my very-senior prom? He’s already dressed, mom!

haul: highly pared down list for big S sale. Cover Fx color drops to add to the PC skincare; working well so far. Advise all to get color matched, if considering this product. (It gets 4 stars on beautypedia.) the SA had not been trained it was a mix-in product. Hah, a little intense. I could almost wear the lightest pink shade + i am neither that light nor that pink. What do the porcelains do, if, minus the 2 apps of fake tanner, i could have gotten away with the lightest one? So, take it out of sephora’s dreadful lighting. also got the bite duo lingon/tang + the OCC stained gloss trio in orang/purple/hot pink. The OCC is not MY best formula, but they do work, even together. One workhorse + 2 things to satisfy my buyer’s lust + expand summery colors. For low-buy $.

i’d love to play something simple in the gamelan. I can barely play a CD.

Ooh, i met a 77 y.o. Irish American woman and she had lovely skin + adorable red hair….looked no older than 50, max. (She probably was bragging a bit about her age + appearance, but she should.) She was sporting the silkissime eyeliner in cobalt on her lower waterline and didn’t even know that she was channeling you! Your influence is felt! She looked fab!

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