Free for Haul Friday, Volume #291

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Besame brushes, Make Up For Ever XL Palettes (!!!!! Sephora finally restocked!)
  • Weekend plans: Organize my Make Up For Ever eyeshadows!
  • Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: We just finished watching Planet Earth (TV)!

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Awwwww, cutie Mellan 🙂

Haul: I ordered from iHerb for the first time, some Physician’s Formula goodies! Can’t wait for my order to arrive.

Weekend plans: Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’m currently watching The Universe on Netflix. Planet Earth really rocks, we have the whole Planet DVD box.

I’ve used iHerb for near a decade and they’re wonderful! Prices, discounts, customer service, quality, selection.. All great! Enjoy! 🙂

Aww, I bet Mellan would prefer to haul some treats, instead!
*Haul – Milani Bella Khaki and Bella Teal – still testing but the colors are so stunning!! Thanks for reviewing – I love how Bella Khaki is a dupe for Hourglass
*Weekend plans – dinner with friends, chores, cooking, relax
*Book or TV show – nothing right now. Between working full-time and a small kid, only have some time to read some magazines and beauty blogs, but the blogs are my addiction!

Haul: BareMinerals Pop of Passion lip balm in Plumberry
Weekend plans: One niece’s HS graduation, another one’s gymnastics class, and then a massage on Sunday!
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: Nope!

Haul: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils’ Waterproof Mascara and Dior Diorshow waterproof mascara
Weekend Plans: get a haircut for summer and relax over the weekend
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: omg yes I’ve started so many TV shows and books that I haven’t finished so I think I have a problem…for books I’m still reading “Out of the Silent Planet” by CS Lewis and “To Selena with Love” by Chris Perez and for TV I’m watching Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Parks & Rec and Gilmore Girls

Haul: Colourpop (I can’t stop!) Mondays in Malibu set, Too Shy and Empire super shock pigments, Wet lip pencil, Blood, Fiesta, and Pitch lippie stix. I went to a Dior Master Class yesterday and picked up the Airflash foundation (I think he gave me the wrong shade. What color do you wear, Christine?), Dior Fluid Stick in 219 Whisper Beige, Lash Maximizer and Diorshow Blackout mascara, and the Glow Maximizer.

Weekend Plans: I’m heading out to see an Agatha Christie mystery turned into a play on Saturday!

TV series/book: I’m reading books by Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler, and I’m in the middle of re-watching the entire The Office series (My absolute favorite).

That should be their name. Can’tStop 😉

I don’t have Airflash, so I have no idea. I think the last time I used Dior, I was using 021.

That’s what I thought… I wear 021 Linen in their DiorStar, but the artist matched me to 302 Beige Rose. I’ve never worn a pink-toned foundation in my LIFE, and I tend to be either really close or just a shade lighter than your foundation matches. I might go and try 021 on my lunch break 🙂 Thanks, Christine!

You would probably be a 301 in airflash, I worked for Dior for 2 years. 🙂
(btw, he might have given you 302 because they were out of 301. Our counter was perpetually out of 301 and giving clients a next-best match happened more than it should have).

Haul: Beautyblender pure (for my mom), Besame Lipstick Matches, Clinique Cheek Pops in Fig, Pansy, and Cola, Clinique Lip Pop in Grape Pop
Weekend plans: Maybe I’ll play with my new pretties and do some organizing of my exploding closet and makeup stash.
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: Salem, TV show

Haul: Dior Ambre Nuit palette and Front Row nail polish; Chanel Émerveille Illusion d’ombre, Fortissimo nail lacquer and Jazzy Blue Mascara top coat; Urban Decay X eyeshadow; Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Taupe

Weekend plans: One final girls getaway with a good friend who’s moving across the country this month. It will be fun but sad!

TV show: My boyfriend and I have been working our way through Daredevil on Netflix!

Second this! I loved Daredevil. Netflix is so impressive with its shows lately. I also love Peaky Blinders and Marco Polo. I am planning to finally start watching Orange is the New Black, as well.

Aww! If that isn’t the cutest, sweetest, most adorable picture of Mellan! Oh my goodness! Soooo cute with bows! 😀

Haul: Well I finally received the Chanel liners in Iris, my favorite, and Orchidee! As well, the Armsni ETK in Blue Blast(01) & Blue Beetle (34).. I’m very happy with them! I hauled more nutrition shakes, was given the MJB 500 Pt perk from my sweet mom, and the Armani VIB promo gift with my little haul of Japanese razor, MUFE lip liner in 19 C I think.. And SR Good Genes! The SAKS gift bag is a great crafted zipper bag, I love little bags, but his is decent & roomy but came with no samples. All groovy!

Weekend: I just made new decisions regarding my health and will begin implementing them. It’s a great start.. Finally!!!!! Docs have gotten BETTER! I’m feeling very fortunate and much more hopeful now so everything else will be positively affected by that! Otherwise, managing everywhere I am an advocate & counselor for various things, catching up with friends, and breathing! It has been a week! 😀

I’m not currently in the middle of any books or movies or tv shows. So busy! Visiting Temptalia is my vacation! 🙂 (Guilty pleasure) hehehe Shhh 😛

I’m glad your feeling doing a little better Lotus. I have been waiting for Chanel Orchidee for almost 3 weeks(backorder issue)! I almost just cancelled because I got annoyed and the price hit me at the same time,lol. I’m happy to hear it’s good!

Thanks, Nicole! As am I! It’s a long process! 😀 May I please ask WHY you don’t just cancel and instead get it from somewhere it’s ultimately immediately available? There are great deals and gifts out there! I got mine from Saks! (They have some hidden LE gems from any brands there!) I hope you get yours soon! It’s very pretty and I think finding that color in a matte liner is difficult! It’s like buttah.. More warm than I hoped, but still gorgeous! 🙂 Works with any eye color! 😀

Hi Lotus. I have their most empathy with you as you wage you journey to get your health to it’s best possible place. I am working on a journey of that sorts with a neurolgical condition that has been whipping me lately(so to speak). I mention you in my prayers along with a few others in the community here. It seems there are quite a few strong women attracted to, Christine’s site. I did cancel with Nordstrom and if arrived today from Neiman’s! You are right! I’ve not given it the full wear. But,Orchidee seems like a very nice liner. Its definitely unique to my stash. Maybe I’ll try some more Chanel liners ..this is my first!

*Hugs* Nicole, reading this teared me up, though I was very joyful about you ultimately receiving Orchidee! Aren’t neruological conditions fun? My favorite is when they act up like a trillion other things! 😀 Gotta find a way to love it.. And let it go.. Not attack YOU, but the body you’re in. I can’t thank you enough for your words. I had no idea and I’m so very grateful to be here with you and the others who are all prayed for with everyone. Happy Chanel liner day! I hope you enjoy it and it soothes you with fabulousness. You said an important key word when mentioning others here, afflicted, that are attracted to this site.. STRONG women. Remember that. You ARE Strong. So much love to you all, thank you ceaselessly for your support. Much appreciated. Kindness goes such a long way. 🙂 I hope you’re having a good day. 🙂 Thank you again. Aww.

Hugs back to you Lotus! I love the way you worded that: about not letting the disease attack YOU. So true! Hope you have a good day and a good week too !:)❤

Aww SO much LOVE here! Thank you, Nicole! Hugs! I’m glad that phrase works for you! It keeps me sane! Lol! XOXO You’re a spirit ina body and that body has a face which is fun to play with using makeup! But your spirit is WELL! You are FINE. LOVELY! Body., meh.. So what, right? Look at YOU. XOXO!

Very cute Mellan photo. That’s how I look in the morning, trying to decide what to wear!

Haul: Flower Beauty eyeshadow quads – all of them except Foxy Brown, which I bought last week! I placed two orders with Colourpop – bunch of eyeshadows and two highlighters (Teasecake and Highly Waisted).

Weekend plans: No plans, really. They finished painting our building, so we can move litter boxes, etc. back out on the balcony…finally!

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series? I’m always in the middle of reading a book. 🙂 Right now, I’m reading The Stormlight Archive, a fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson.

My friend recommended I binge-watch The Americans. My husband and I are watching Game of Thrones and waiting for The Strain to come back.

LOVE that bow picture with Mellan

Haul: Besides my BSB Euro Cruise cabin…nothing because every single penny needs to go to my overseas adventures
Weekend plans: Maybe go to a local festival/carnival
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’ve been binge watching Sons of Anarchy

Haul: Just the Maybelline Rebel Bloom lippy in Lilac Flush (MAC’s Lavender Jade dupe).

Weekend Plans: Run some errands, pick a fave restaurant to dine w/ hubby, hang out, relax!

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series? I just finished the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Good read! Now I’m waiting for the third season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix to premiere next weekend!

Haul: Nails Inc Gel Effect in Queens Gardens,Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes,L’occitane Hand cream Almond,It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream and Heavenly Luxe Angled Brush and Yankee Candles,too many of them. damn the ” SALE” word! LOL
Weekend Plan?: clean a house and wash my makeup brushes too
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: yes,I’m almost done reading That Frequent Visitor:Every Face has a darker side by Hari Kumar,it’s a thriller&mystery book and I love it!

Haul: Sadly… Nothing 🙁
Weekend plans: Nothing special actually, finally I’m free from both dance and school haha so I guess I’m going to catch up on sleep and just relax.
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: Yes, I’m currently watching Bones (season 5), and Game of Thrones!

Haul- Tarte under eye concealer and some lip surgences- I like this formula- not sure about the concealer. Love something that works and haven’t tried this yet.plans – baby shower and work on Saturday. Its going to be warm on Sunday in Seattle- so try to keep cool.
in the middle of book or tv show- We have started watching The Whispers (interesting, maybe?) and Wayward Pines- very Twin Peaks-ish and I’m hooked.

Haul: Birthday presents! Illamasqua Apocalips and Kontrol lipsticks, Illamasqua Bibelot cream shadow, Besame Noir Red lipstick, Sephora #18 pro shader brush, Atelier Rose Anonyme perfume mini, Sephora NARS birthday gift (I’ll be giving it away), a bunch of LUSH bath bombs and bubble bars, various movies & books, and a Holga 60mm lens.

Weekend Plans: Yard work, and if it rains possibly starting to clean the garage.

Are you in the middle of a book/tv series? Both. I’m watching The Dead Zone on hulu+ and reading The October Country by Ray Bradbury

I’m so excited to try it! I have 3 other lipsticks that fall into the “teal” color range, but two of them are much lighter and they’re all satin finish.

I really wanted Posture too but it’s out of stock 🙁

haul: NO HAUL, I have plenty of makeup and I need to save money.
weekend plans: cooking, cleaning, a close friend is having a housewarming party
book/TV: The Wire, just finished Mad Men. I’ve been meaning to pick up Estee: A Success Story, Estee Lauder’s autobiography.

Haul: Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set finally came in! They’re good brushes, but dare I say too soft? They’re also smaller than I thought they’d be, but I do like them a lot! I was also in Vegas last weekend, so I bought Lush Sympathy for the Skin, MAC Face and Body in N2, MAC 217 brush, Buxom Lash Mascara (it’s good, but needs to dry out a bit), an Anastasia dual ended brush (with the angled liner brush on one end, and the spoolie on the other), Anastasia Brow Whiz in Medium Brown (my HG brow product). I also got a kate spade dish that is white, 6″ by 6″ with a gold border, and written in the middle it says “odds and ends,” and I’m going to use it on the table by my door to put my keys and things I take with me every day.

Weekend Plans: Friend’s house tonight for take out and relaxing, having friends at my place tomorrow afternoon to watch the Belmont (Go American Pharoah!). Date night tomorrow night, then Sunday the boyf’s friend’s bday party. Busy weekend!

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’ve been watching Orphan Black, but haven’t watched it in a couple of weeks.

I have that Zoeva brush set on my wish list! Too soft though hey? Interesting! I have lots of brushes for now anyway & the Euro is pretty high compared to Canadian dollars 🙂

N’awww, I love the bow ties!

Haul: My June Julep Maven box arrived today! It has a couple of new jelly polishes that I’m excited to try. My ColourPop order with summer releases will be here Monday. Also snagged a pair of Loeffler Randal sandals in Petra irridescent from Off Saks 5th Avenue that should get here Monday, as well!
Weekend plans: Nothing planned, but I’m always trying to clean/organize my room. Massive projects in there that never seem to get finished (lazy procrastinator). Dropping off a bday gift for my cousin (it was on Tuesday, she’s 20yo). Gifting her the KathleenLights ColourPop quad and Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (Zoella on YoutTube – I just discovered her. Clearly I’ve been living in a hole!).
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series? Yes! I’ve been doing an X-Files re-watch in anticipation of the mini series out in January. Such a trip to watch and actually remember some episodes so well!

I am working on cosmetic organization this weekend, thanks to you Christine! My Muji 5 drawer is already here and I am waiting for my container store order. I ended up choosing items that were n
NOT marketed for cosmetics: two 4- drawer desktop organizers and I am topping them with two Acrylic Desktop Mail Centers. You can see photos of these items at the container store website. I am so excited!
This week I am playing with my Lorac Heart Breaker and Dream Girl Palettes. Though they aren’t the highest quality palettes I own, I do like them quite a bit! Also today I used Dipbrow for the first time and it’s a great product. I have been working with my New Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation for a couple weeks ( it isn’t the easiest formula to work with but I love the pigmentation). Today I mixed a half pump with two drops of Nude Progenious Treatment Oil and I am certain I have discovered the ultimate way for me to use this foundation. I have combo skin so I was certain I would be greasy by lunch but my skin looks flawless, no blotting required.
I just finished the novel All the Light We Cannot See. I am currently working through the best books of 2014. My favorite so far has been To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Next up: J: A Novel.
My husband and I just finished season three of The Americans. We are half way through Season one of The Missing (incredible). Next up: Season two of Master of Sex.

Oops! I forgot to ask for recommendations for pigmented lip glosses. I wear sheer lip glosses over lipstick but am interested in trying some glosses with strong color.

Haul: nothing, but I’m about to grab YSL Touche Eclat foundation on Nordstrom with their 10% price-matching promotion!
Plans: a brewery on Sunday, a Greek festival around the corner of our street, and probably the beach at some point.
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series? We just finished an Australian series called The Code on Netflix, it was great, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for short, one-season series to binge.

Awww…looks like Mellan’s trying to decide what to wear.

Haul: the inevitable Colourpop order got here. I got Mondays in Malibu, and Luau lippie stix. We did a Sephora run because I needed moisturizer (Dr. Weil’s for Origins brightening stuff) and I ended up with a Sephora brand blush in Too Hot (a satin finish coral that caught my eye for some reason), UD Naked Skin foundation and the usual handful of face masks. My partner got Kat Von D’s Studded Lipstick in Moterhead, which will also look good on me, although in a totally different way.

Whoops, forgot the rest of it.

Weekend plans: not much, getting caught up on laundry and hopefully some writing.

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series? I usually have at least three or four books going. Right now I’m reading a book about Central Asia’s golden Age; The Pregnancy Project; Book Two of the Raven Cycle; The Dream Thieves, and I’m thinking of starting the new William Gibson novel.

Haul: Sally’s (I had 25% off everything coupon) – Magenta hair dye (2), developer, Palladio Rice blotting papers and the loose powder (love!); on clearance: some FingerPaints nail polishes, a purple lip gloss, a super-dark navy gel liner, a loose glitter. ABH – liquid lipstick in Unicorn (love it!) and eyeshadow single in Blushing. Dollar Tree – a couple nude palettes (and ridiculously good quality shadows); some LA Colors Baby Lips knockoffs (I was curious: They’re actually pretty good, too.). Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+ . Too Faced Melted in Velvet.

Weekend plans: Driving my son to my MIL’s in Eugene. Then probably some housework.

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’m hoping to finish the second season of The Walking Dead. Yup…I’m wayyyyy behind. My son has been making me watch the cartoon Gravity Falls. It’s hilarious! It’s set in Oregon, so even better. I’m about halfway through the first season. I need to start the new season of Game of Thrones.

Oooh, left off ColourPop Jellyfish blush, Sunnies eyeshadow, and Birthday Girl eyeshadow (the freebie). I desparately wanted more, but my car A/C’s compressor is dying; my money has been going into diagnostics and getting refrigerant put in. It’ll be another $1600 to replace. *sob*. 🙁

Mellan’s bow ties are adorable, especially the one with anchors. He’s right on trend for the nautical look.

Hey Rachel, I got the Dream girl palette! it’s a stunner. Way better than the TF IMO! Thanks for your in-depth mini-review. Have you tried the Lorac heartbreaker palette by any chance? I noticed that one on Ulta’s site.
You are going to love, love, love jellyfish and Sunnies! I wore Jellyfish for like 2 weeks straight when I first got it. My other blushes were about to revolt! LOL!
Have a good weekend!

Hi, Nicole. I’m so glad Dream Girl worked for you. I got Heartbreaker palette last week with a Nordstrom order. I haven’t gotten to play with it much, but it’s just as good as Dream Girl. I think they complement each other.

HAUL: OMG I bought something this week! I finally got the Fresh Black Tea Essence! Got a few samples to try as well.

Plans: Went to lunch and Sephora with my husband today. Tomorrow will hopefully be a short hike and games with friends. Sunday is shopping for groceries.

Reading/Watching: I just finished MooneBoy!

Haul: Make Up For Ever pro bronze fusion 35I, Marc Jacobs le Marc lipstick in goddess and rei of light
Weekend plans: Orginize my makeup and enjoy the weekend.
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: not really m so busy last month but I plan to start reading 7 habits of highly effective people.

I bought the Naked 2 palette. I can’t believe I’m just now using it. It’s great
This weekend I plan on going to the movies to see mad max and grocery shopping.
I am watching Orange is the new black season two. It will bring me up to speed before the next season starts.

Haul: The brushes arrived! I’m SO dying to hear your thoughts! I’m hellbent on filming a demo of them this weekend! I don’t know what I’ve got this week… lots of stuff… I haven’t been keeping track. Yesterday morning I ordered something from Macy’s and it showed up later that SAME DAY!! Because I ordered it two weeks ago and forgot about it 🙁 I need to keep better track of what I’m doing. LOL

Weekend plans: Filming a demo of those Besame brushes! LOL

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’ve been listening to books lately at the gym because music was just starting to get on my nerves. Sometimes you just need a break from your workout playlist, you know? A smattering of horror and sci-fi novels peppered with Jackie Collins. I toggle back and forth like I’m watching TV shows… a little of this and a little of that 😉

Haul:
Sonia Kashuk Eye palette: Sweet nothings (for purse/work)
ELF Make up remover pen
Almay Butter Kiss lipstick: berry-light ($2.00 coupon)
L’oreal Miracle Cushion 220 Buff (love!)
Sephora brand gradual self-tanner
Be Delectable Body Bronzing oil
No bleeding lip – primer/anti feathering
Fresh Sugar Addict Mini Lip Collection

Weekend: Going to a b-day outing
Just started Season One of Girls (Amazon Prime)

Haul:
my rouge bunny rouge blush and eyeshadow palette arrived, a winners find lise watier blush, nyx lipsticks in temptress and playdate, nyx lipgloss in berry strudel, loreal ombre eyeshadow singles in two blue shades, jordana lipstick in brown.

Weekend Plans: fair, seeing a friend

Tv: so many but a couple of them include sense 8 and between.

Oh my Goodness, Mellan! I am sorry for the late comment. Been a super busy day!..I am sorry.This is going to be long!
Haul: Too much this week. I think I felt like I needed to fit in a splurge before my daughter starts taking all my $ for summer.I just ordered 12 MUFE artist shadows (guess which ones Christine?!); I exchanged that TF Natural Matte palette for the Bare minerals The Color Compatibles palette (that baby is traveling with me): Amorepacific sunscreen; Origins Vitazing with mangosteen(2 latter found in the Sephora suncare kit); a brow wiz and lancome cils booster replacement, benefit gimme brow; Clarins Fix’ make-up spray(Thanks Christine!); Lorac Dream Girl palette(Shout out to Rachel R!.);Lauder lipsticks-Surreal sun;Defiant Coral:Discreet,and Dominant. Nars Grace and Natalie. Suratt lip Lutre in Ensoleille. Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #5 (Thank you Wendy for turning me onto this-great for summer!), Tome Ford Negligee; Tom Ford Neroli de Portofino fragrance (Yipee!). Touch in Sol eyeliners in electric electric and Galactic girl ( Shout out to Miss Celia!) .
Weekend plans: working! Cleaning! Yuck! I have to work because I’m going visit a specialist at Ohio State University on Tues.So, I have to make up the time. It’s a 2-2.5 hr trip each way. My mom and daughter are going to go and stay in a hotel with me. There is an American girl Doll store we are going to surprise my daughter with a little trip to. She had straight A’s all school year and perfect attendance! Very proud of her. But, I am exhausted. Sometimes I wonder when I will get to enjoy all my lovely goodies outside of my house besides doctors offices, lol! Maybe I should wear no makeup and they will take me more serious. My mom does say I always look to good for the doctor,Ha! Maybe I’ll land one to marry, blah ha ha!
Books/TV: I don’t really watch tv. With my disorder, I have constant background pain in my left side of my face and part of my head. I can’t just look at something and not relax. I have to redirect my focus off the pain always 24/7 .So, I don’t do well just vegging on the couch ever. I used to read a lot. But, I also have a lot of trouble sleeping form the pain. So, I would find myself losing track of time and be up until almost morning because I would just get lost in the books. So,now I just read Temptalia.com! 🙂

I forgot- Chanel Orchidee too! I am waiting for that thing still. I first ordered it from Nordstrom and they pushed the order off about two weeks. I finally just called a neimans. So, hopefully, it will arrive soon!

Not late at all, Nicole! 🙂

Haha! Well, since I think I reviewed fifteen, I’m not entirely sure, but surely some really good ones are coming your way ;D Which ones are you looking forward to the most?

Wendy has made me want to try the Traceless foundation, too, lol!

Fingers crossed your visit to the specialist on Tuesday!

I actually ordered the the ones you linked in my comment as dupes for the UD Smokey palette. I have 2 already of the ones you listed. So, I added and extra M536(Milk tea) because I use it a ton and S312(mint green) because I have some purples and blues already I think I could work into a nice look. plus the color is gorgeous and great for summer. You got me back on my MUFE wagon! thank you for gathering those!
Funny thing about Traceless is that I hated it when I first tried it in the winter. I used a beauty blender and my skin is much less dry (more normal) now. I haven’t tried it with a brush yet. But, I am sure a brush would work too. Just use small amounts. I really like it. I barely have to set it with powder. I don’t mix any of the TF foundations so $-wise it comes out about the same. I like his stick a lot too. But, it takes some more work. I think I will be using the stick more in colder months as it is more emollient.

Oh Mellan, I feel ya there buddy, I have trouble picking out what I want to wear, too! 😉

Haul: Ole Henriksen 1 oz. Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate, Urban Decay Dive Bar eyeshadow, redeemed some Sephora points for 1/2 oz. of Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, Tarteguard 30, and a Nars mini of Orgasm lipgloss (decent size for a mini too!) Placed an order with ColourPop, got notified today that it shipped via Priority 2 day, so maybe Monday? It contains: Quarters, Pie, Poolside, Highly Waisted, Monster, Butterfly Beach all for cheeks, with Krinkle and the shade that’s a lighter version of Krinkle? I forgot the name! Lol !

Weekend plans: do my hair ordeal, de-clog kitchen sink because its been slow to drain, so now kitchen work is behind, Ugh!!! Go to my meeting on Sunday.

Are you in the middle of reading a book/ watching a t.v. series: Well, my t.v. broke awhile back! For reading, I’ve been studying the Bible. I don’t skip around reading a scripture here and there, I literally read it chapter by chapter, book by book. So much history and deep thought provoking material in it! I also use it to see areas of my life that could use some work. And to help me improve my outlook on life, strengthen my faith and trying to become a better version of myself.

Oh, that other ColourPop eyeshadow is Sugar! I kept trying to remember its name, and for some reason, “Sky” kept popping into my head, and then I was like, “no, that’s not it, but what is it?!?”” Lol! And according to the USPS tracking number, it will all arrive on Monday. I am so excited to try out all these ColourPop goodies!!!

I did! With Fireball and also Vanity out of Vice 3, and it looked so great! Normally, I steer clear of cooler blue shades, but that duochrome saves it because it gives it a periwinkle hue. Next up will be Tonic!

Haul: Makeup Geek Round Blush Brush, Makeup Geek Angled Contour Brush, Makeup Geek Preppy Eyeshadow, Makeup Geek Rockstar Eyeshadow, Makeup Geek Bitten Eyeshadow, Makeup Geek Spellbound Blush, NYX Lip Pencil in Deep Red, Maybelline Touch of Spice Matte Lipstick, Almay Lip butter in Red Medium, Wet N Wild, Reserve your Cabana, Wet N Wild Ticket to Brazil Bronzer, (kind of wet nuts this week.)

Weekend Plans: Clean and go thrifting for stuff around the house, possibly a bbq, not sure.

Middle of Series or Book: Not right now, I am waiting on Orange is the New Black.

Haul: I got a bunch of birthday/graduation stuff from Kiehl’s, The Body Shop, Sephora and Teavana. I went a bit nuts…

Weekend plans: Get an MRI (though for me that counts as a FANTASTIC weekend as I’ve been waiting for it for a while)

Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: In the evenings I’ve been rewatching Stargate SG-1 as I am an unapologetic geek, and I’m hoping to check out the new Netflix series Sense8 when I don’t have too bad a pain day and can focus.

I very much hope you can get an answer! Having navigated the health system for family members, I know that an answer is often better than the “yeah, that’s probably not normal, but we don’t know what’s going on.” Good luck!

Haul: Coastal Scents hot pots eyeshadow sale. (I OWN WAY TOO MANY LOL!!)
Weekend Plans: Clean up my study / workout room
What I’m reading / watching: Summertime by Adrienne Thompson; Netflix-finishing Luther and watching Parks n Rec

You can’t go wrong with any of the matte browns. I own almost all of them. (Oktoberfest, Barista, Harvest Brown are the best!) Also Lakeshore is a fave of mine. The most unique golden blue shadow I have ever seen.

I’ve always wanted to get some, because I always want to fill our Swatch Gallery/Dupe List with more permanent, affordable options, but there are so many and I can never decide how to parse through it all!

You should definitely give them a try. I would suggest getting a few from each color family. I always check out swatches online to see what the color may look like since it’s an online only store. Some of them are even MAC dupes.

Haul: I purchased the Buxom Dolly’s Wild Side palette… and I will be returning it tomorrow. =( I also picked up a Sally Hansen nail polish (to cheer myself up) and the Insta-Dri top coat (still my favorite top coat after trying a lot of others through the years).
Weekend plans: To paint my nails and be ready for anything. =)
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’ve almost completed the book Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John ElderRobison.

Haul: two of the re-released MAC Extra Dimension shadows – Legendary Lure and Stolen Moment and I’m planning to go back to get the ones that were sold out (thank goodness these are permanent) , Urban Decay Naked Basics (bought that as a little treat for my daughter), Nars Light Optimizing Primer

Weekend plans: all my favourite people are in town – my son is home from uni and my niece and sis in law are coming for a bbq tonight (dessert will be a trip to a great local joint for ice cream) and my former neighbour/good friend is “home” for a week; planting out some planters of annual flowers and one of herbs

I’m not in the middle of reading or watching anything but I cannot wait for the new adaptation of the Poldark novels to air on PBS. I keep hoping it is starting this coming Sunday but so far – nada!

How are you liking the NARS primer? I don’t know if I’ve tried any of their primers recently (other than the eye one) that I can recall at least.

It’s actually pretty nice but the “light optimizing” aspect isn’t all that stellar (if you’ll pardon the pun) – once I’ve applied my foundation, it doesn’t make a heck of a lot of difference but it very nice worn on its own (though then I start thinking “Why am I wearing a primer if I’m not bothering with foundation?”. It does have SPF, which was another plus but the CoverFX primer I have has a higher level of SPF. So I’m not sure if it’s something I’d buy again but I’ll continue to use it or pass it on to my daughter (I’m always trying to get her to use more sun protection!)

I gave up trying to convince my sister/mom/extended family the benefits of SPF. I think my mom MIGHT be on it now, but I have no idea what she’s using (she’s not big into beauty and just uses whatever I pass on to her). At least the hubby is on the SPF train!

Mellan & his bowties are super cute! And I loved the Planet Earth series. It’s so heartwarming!

Haul: I got my Kate Spade ‘surprise sale’ order. I got a purse (Highland Place Maria in Bougainvillea – hot pink! Who am I?! So unlike me, but I love it!!), and a wallet, (Mikas Pond Lacey in Faded Hydrangea/ lilac). I feel like Barbie with pink and purple accessories!
Weekend plans: A silly/ fun golf tournament with a bunch of friends!
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series? I’m reading Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest

Sweet, cute Mellan!
Haul, Oh, where to begin! I shoulde’nt have, I know, but I really couldn’t help myself! Nothing more this mont, or the next! Oh, well, I guess there’s only one thing to do, and that is to confess, I am a makeup addict!
So, from Marc Jacobs, The Vamp and (Stone)fox and I love them both, (Stone)fox is perfect!
From Sephora, Eccentric Diva and Snakeskin Dress
From Nars the NARSissist eyeshadow palette, finally Subra!
From MUFE MME 338, Chartreause-ish green
From MAC Green Clean
From L’Oreal 502 Hold Me Close lipgloss
Doesn’t look like much written down, but it did make a bit of a hole in my wallet 🙂
Weekend, meeting an old friend for dinner and gossip. Curing my cold.
Reading and/or watching TV series, both, I’m reading a sewing book, not much text, just background. It has loads of patterns from the 1930s. I’m also reading Christi Goldens War Crimes, a World of Warcraft book.
TV series, yes, loads 🙂 Wayward Pines, Castle, Bones, Orphan Black, just started Sense8 (don’t know what I think, yet) and lots more.

Haul: I went to the Bare Minerals Outlet on Monday and I bought a High Shine eye color in Electric, a trio: mineral veil, tropical radiance, and escape blush, Pure Transformation Night Treatment, and four of the liquid lipsticks in Allure, Rouge, Free Will, and Moxie
Weekend plans: I went antiquing yesterday with my mom and she had grandma time with my 8 month old son, nothing else really exciting going on
Are you in the middle of reading a book/watching a TV series?: I’m ready second Game of Thrones book which isn’t as good as the first and I’m having trouble getting through it. My hubs and I are watching Season 4 of Tru Blood since they put in on Amazon Prime and I’m slowly getting through Fringe even though its also pretty unrealistic and cheesy

Your dog is the cutest ever! Well, 4th cutest ever, after my three. 😉

*Haul – Clinique Pop Blush and Lipstick, and a whole bunch of eyeshadow samples from Notoriously Morbid.
*Weekend plans – coffee with a friend, birthday dinner with the extended family, cleaning my room, bathing my stinky dogs, pulling weeds, and enjoying some sunshine (with sunscreen on, of course!)
*Book or TV show – I’ve been binge-watching the X-files on Netflex. I’m anxiously awaiting the release of Orange Is The New Black next weekend!

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