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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #294

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I think my Too Faced order is FINALLY! arriving today — I learned my lesson: wait for Sephora to have it.
  • Weekend plans: Hoping to spend most of Saturday evening with hubby! Maybe watch a movie.
  • What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Strawberries and watermelon.

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Katherine T. Avatar

Awww, I just want to rub Mellan’s back and tickle him!
*Haul- some Elf Brushes
*Weekend- belated Father’s Day dinners with my dad and my father-in-law (we usually celebrate on off-weekends )
*Favorite summer fruit – too many- watermelon, peaches, strawberries, melons, cherries -we get spoiled in CA

Mariella Avatar

Haul: Kat von D Shade+Light eyeshadow palette

Weekend plans: We’re heading over the border on Sunday for an overnight stay. Hope to do a bit of garden clean up before that

Favourite fruit: I love all summer fruits but my favourite, by far, is CHERRIES!

Mariella Avatar

I don’t much like them cooked into desserts and such…eating them raw is what I love. For baking/desserts, I’m much more likely to buy a small bucket of frozen sour or sweet cherries (depending on what the recipe calls for) but the fresh ones, IMO, are wasted in baking.

Heather F. Avatar

Haul: Well, I successfully refrained from hauling some Paula’s Choice skincare at (20% off! Plus Free full-sized sunscreen and 1/4-sized BHA!), and also refrained from getting twelve Clinque Cheek Pop blushes for $150 (using a Gilt discount). I’m trying so hard to be proud of myself for my restraint (and reassure myself that it was a good choice, haha.)

Weekend plans: I think someone is going to stop by to fix my broken washer this weekend, so that’s happy. 🙂

What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Raspberries and nectarines.

MissJae1908 Avatar

Haul: Clarasonic Replacement Brush and backups of the NYX Mirco Brow Pencil
Weekend plans: One word…Netflix
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Watermelon and Honeydew

Jenny Cupcakes Avatar

What happened with your Too Faced order? I sent back a powder foundation for a refund and it took so long I forgot about it. It was a nice surprise to see in my bank account yesterday though.

Haul: I made a Fyrinnae order yesterday and got an awesome rainbow star skirt in the mail from Modcloth. I’m good.

Weekend plans: sushi for Husband’s birthday on Sunday

Fruit: ALL THE FRUIT! Except grapes. Barf.

Tammy B Avatar

Haul: Too Faced Melted lipstick in Fig and Urban Decay eyeshadow in Tonic. I must say I love the melted lipstick. I read so many complaints that I was worried I would return it. I love the sponge applicator and the intense pigmentation that does not feather or collect in my lip lines. I do believe the melted fig lipstick is perfectly accompanied by Clinique’s Fig pop blush!

Weekend plans: rest, reading, workouts and cooking. I am torn among several dishes: homemade mac n cheese, homemade meatballs, chicken wings…maybe I will make them all!

Favorite summer fruits: cherries and nectarines.

Audrey Avatar

Haul (I’m combining this week and last week): Colour Pop Bound, Lumiere, and LBB Lippie Stix; Colour Pop Blushes in Aphrodisiac, Prenup, and Between The Sheets; Colour Pop eyeshadow in Smash; MAC Marque lipstick (finally); MAC blush palette and insert; MAC Harmony Blush. I’m not really sure if I’ll like Harmony, but I am intrigued by it so I guess I’ll find out in a few days when it arrives.
Weekend plans: I just got hired last minute to teach summer school so I will be plan, plan, planning like crazy. I was a bit of a horrible person and backed out of a job that I had that was supposed to start on the same day (this upcoming Monday) to take this one. This summer school job pays 3x as much, is closer, plus is a much better resume and experience builder, so it was really hard to say no to. To be fair, I did do all of the pre-legwork for whoever fills my position at the job that I initially had and I found 3 great options for replacements, so I feel like a bit less of a horrible person for backing out last minute, but still. Definitely not worthy of human of the year award.
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Peaches. No contest. And not that you asked, but blueberries are my least favorite, which I know is an unpopular stance to take. I was in AZ last week and I saw some pie with dark filling and, naturally, being form Oregon, I thought it was marionberry pie…but it wasn’t. Blueberry. It was quite the disappointment, LOL. 😛

Amanda Avatar

Haul: A bunch of stuff! New YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain, Make Up For Ever Plexi Gloss, Make Up For Ever Artist Palette (Nudes), YSL Touche Eclat, Guerlain moisturizer, DiorShow Mascara.
Weekend plans: Coffee with a friend, and work (retail knows no weekend, LOL!)
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Cherries!

Tova J Avatar

Haul: I got my Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer! It’s a bit pale right now (I choose the lightest shade), but probably a perfect shade for winter time. But I’ll make it work! (Or get another one :D)
Weekend plans: I’m planning on starting to watch Sense8, also I have to remember to work out. I don’t have a lot to do this summer break…
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: I’m with you on this one, watermelon and strawberries are the best!

Meghan Avatar

Haul: MAC Beet, Fruit Cocktail, and Dervish lip liners, Whirl, Velvet Teddy and Tropic Tonic lipsticks, Fix + in Coconut (I ended up ordering Yuzu, Cucumber and Lavender last night – missed out on Rose but whatever they’ll take me forever to finish anyway). Some Nike running leggings, more backup Clarins exfoliating toner. I also got my Sephora order for Sephora favourites hair set and travel set! And a repurchase of the First Aid Beauty facial radiance pads.
Weekend plans: My husband’s aunt & uncle are visiting, and a bachelorette party!
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer? Melons! I love cantaloupe in particular.

Kat Avatar

I got Cucumber, it’s a really nice scent but it kind of reminds me of eating chicken souvlaki and tzatziki sauce… my mom married into a Greek family!

Meghan Avatar

Awesome! How do you like the lavender one? I haven’t actually used the coconut one yet, but I’ve been reaching for my mini Fix+ daily before foundation. It makes me look dewy all day, but not oily which is crazy with my typically oily skin. Something I’m really digging so far this summer! 🙂

pePear Avatar

Haul: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita, Chalotte Tilbury Cream Eyeshadow in Bette, Burt’s Bees Everyday Essential Beauty Kit,Avalon Organics Vitamin C Facial Cleanser and Burt’s Bee Paw and Nose Lotion for my dogs!
Weekend plan?: just fooling around the house with my dogs
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Dragon fruit and Melons

monica Avatar

Haul: I got the JcPenny Sephora Benefit luggage tag, a pearl bracelet I’ve been meaning to claim, and stocked up on the stress relief BBW Eucalyptus Tea because it was FINALLY on sale haha

Weekend plans: DC, crossing my fingers it doesn’t rain on Saturday because I really want to go to the zoo

What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, and mangoes

Shelley Avatar

Haul: Some new Essie and Zoya nail polishes. I think I bought 5 or 6 of them. Also I just ordered A LOT of Make-Up Geek shadows, a couple Z Palettes, two blushes, and a rounded crease brush. The best part that I’m getting soooo much for the price I paid! Love her prices and her products.
Weekend plans: Swimming with my kids.
Favourite Summer Fruit: Fresh berries.

Nancy T Avatar

Haul: Nothing! Not even a cheap nail polish, LoL!

Weekend plans: Other than my appointment with my cardiologist this afternoon, just my usual routine this weekend as far as I know. Weekly hair blowout, mani-pedi, meeting on Sunday.

Favorite fruit to consume during summer: Watermelon, mangoes and cantaloupe are my faves!

Rikki Avatar

Haul: SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Nail Polish Remover +14 Travel Size Wipes set, BENEFIT COSMETICS They’re Real! Push-Up Liner in Beyond Green, Formula X- The System- got the color Potent with the set, BECCA Beach Tint in Grapefruit, BAREMINERALS READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. These were 3 separate orders so I got the following deluxe samples: FORMULA X
The Colors in High Frequency and White Matter, TooFaced Born This Way Foundation deluxe sample in Light Beige and BENEFIT COSMETICS They’re Real! Push-Up Liner deluxe sample in Beyond Brown.
Weekend plans: Possibly go see Ted2, maybe sit out at the pool- depends if it rains!
Favorite fruit: Cherries and mangos.. YUM. Lately I’ve gotten into Apricots which is pretty random for me… LOL.

Kat Avatar

Haul: I actually won a Sephora gift card from Karen ( so I bought something a little more expensive I probably wouldn’t have gotten with my own money, Nars Audacious in Barbara. I’m very excited for it to arrive.

Also, I was cleaning out an old purse I haven’t used since last year, and found a lipstick… A lipstick I have a distinct memory of NOT buying? It was Siren Song from last years Alluring Aquatics MAC collection. I remember being sad I wasn’t able to get anything from the collection because the packaging was so cool. Clearly SS was the last one in stock at my store, I must have just bought it for the packaging even though the shade didn’t attract me and I can’t remember doing that. It’s still in the box and not even swatched or anything. I just tried it on and shockingly really like it? I normally run screaming from both pale nudes and frosts but it’s a weirdly good color on me. Hmmm. A mystery…

Weekend plans: The usual, farmers market, work. Going to Target to exchange some leggings (there’s a million different black leggings at Target and they all look the same, it’s so hard to tell which style you’re getting!).

Fave fruit in the summer: Fresh strawberries! The farmers market I go to has these AMAZING ones, the small fresh sweet kind you can’t really get at the grocery store. I like them in plain greek yogurt with a little Stevia, or dipped in homemade whipped cream. Yum!

Samantha Avatar

Haul: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, Dr. Jart+ The Original BB Set, Formula X The X Look: Holiday Edition, Clinique Melon Cheek Pop, and some items from the Body Shop Vitamin C & E lines (buy 3 get 3 free!).
Weekend plans: Possibly going to IKEA to pick out office furniture.
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Rambutans because they look like bugs and taste delicious.

Pami Avatar

I just have to say that the abundant, fresh, and succulent fruits in season are probably my favorite part of summer!!! (Sorry for the mistakes…above)

Rachel R. Avatar

Haul: Walgreens – Wet n Wild Venice Beach 8-pan palettes (LE) in High Flying Colors, Boardwalk Boozing, and Hemporary Solutions; Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso; Jordana Cat Eyeliner in Caribbean and Future (they were out of the purple 🙁 ); Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Blush and Matte Dare. MAC – MAC 239 brush; shadow refills in Vex, Shale, Stars N Rockets, Nocturnelle, and Sketch. Other – My ColourPop order I mentioned last week arrived.

Weekend plans: Trying to stay cool. It’s hitting triple digits here.

What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Cherries, berries and watermelon.

Helene Avatar

Haul, not much this week, and for me that is a good thing as I’m trying to get back to my no more makeup purchases 🙂 I got my order from Clinique, Take the day off and City Block, and that’s all this week.
Weekend, playing WoW, new patch came Wednesday.
Favourite summer fruit, wild strawberries, cherries and watermelon.

Mellan looks good even when turning his back to you. Sweet boy!

Helene Avatar

I’ve not played enough of it to be able to give it a really fair review yet, but so far I like it. You get a shipyard, you get to see Tanaan Jungle, finally and there seem to be a lot of daily quests. You also need to get some achievments to get flying mount in Draenor in a later patch.
I’ve not been in the new raid, yet, I don’t thing my guild is ready for it, but we’ll get there.
There are som news I really like, something called Timewalk,I think I got that right, so you can play old dungeons scaled down so it’s like old times. There are weekend events, one of them is the dungeons, I’ll try it this weekend.
I think it seems like a fun patch, new area, Horde and Allience strongholds quite close to each other might get some PVP going for those who like world PVP, I don’t as I really sick at PVP 🙂
So far I am enjoying myself in Tanaan Jungle.

I hope you get time to go there and do some relaxing playing.

Helene Avatar

In the new patch there are a fe dailys, some of them take a bit of time, and there are som more factions to rep with. The shipyard isn’t so much fun, it could have been, but it’s just like the follower missions, except in the beginning you don’t get anything, the boats get exp and that’s all.
I do quite like Tanaan Jungle, but I might get tired of it and just keep grinding for the rep. I do think it’s interesting to see Outland as it once was/may have been. Tanaan Jungle is my old time favourite zone, Hellfire Penninsula, you knew that of course 🙂 I never understood why I like that zone, it’s brown and dirty.
The new raid looks like a bit of fun, I watched my son do some of it today.

Kitty Avatar

Poor Mellan! Although I wonder if he’s really pooped out from using that 15-pound weight that’s nearby!

Haul: not much this week. Just ordered some new under-eye concealer (Clinique, surprisingly enough, a brand I rarely use nowadays) and a few skincare items.

Weekend: it’s super hot here so maybe just sticking around the house. May work outside in the gardens in the morning.

Favorite summer fruit: blueberries, black grapes, cherries.

Genevieve Avatar

What a gorgeous dog he is!
Weekend plans: baby sitting my adorable 15 month old grand daughter tonight ( who has somehow lost the remote to their television – Where is it Olivia? – Her reply – “all gone” or “Oh dear!” as she holds her little hands up).
Going for a drive in our local hills for afternoon tea tomorrow.
Favourite summer fruit – watermelon.

Nicole Avatar

Haul: This week has been slim since the insurance is being slow on reimbursement and the stress has been very high. But, I had a $10 off of $50 coupon of so I picked up the #137 brush and the mineralize lipstick in “Be a Lady”. I also got a couple of toners- Clarins and a Pixi one. I had to order my foundation a shade lighter (Tom Ford Traceless perfecting) because my body hasn’t seen the sun in about 2 weeks now with all this going on (with the house) and I have a ton of doctor appointments starting this week to prep for surgery and then surgery. So, I am starting to feel like I should just save for my daughter’s bday in July and fall collections at this point!

Weekend Plans: Keep working on getting our house back together and get some errands done-it’s coming along. I am so very exhausted.

My favorite summer fruit is definitely watermelon. but, I get lazy on slicing it. So, my secondary is strawberries.
Have a good weekend everyone! 🙂

Nicole Avatar

Thanks Christine! Sorry for the negative tone. I was so tired last night when I posted. Its been a long couple of weeks. This happened on the 12th. I just looked at the date and actually realized the amount of time that has gone I guess things happen for a reason though.

Vanessa V Avatar

Haul: MAC Coconut Fix+, Pro Long Wear Paint Pot in Layin Low, Sephora lotus eye mask and pomegranate face mask, UD Scortch eye liner and a back up of La Vanilla Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Coconut
Weekend plans: Today was the last day of school in NYC so I’m gonna take it easy this weekend rest so that I can bein my ‘summer” Monday!
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: all kinds of berries and mango

Katherine T. Avatar

I’ve just started using their brushes. The slanted Kabuki is my fave – it’s suppose to be for contouring but it’s too big for that, but I love to use it with face powder. I also like their Angled Blush Brush, because it’s small, and it can pack on a blush or contour on my teflon cheeks. I have a petite face and most blush brushes are WAY too big for my cheeks, but not this one. Their Angled Contour Brush is good for blending concealer or foundation under the eye. And love their Small Smudge Brush for applying shadow under the eye. Their brushes are super cheap(usually $3- $6), so I can buy multiple ones, the quality is good, and they hold up after multiple washings. I mean I love my IT Brushes too but they are expensive, so I can’t buy as many of them.

Cat Avatar

Haul: My very first Colour Pop products! (YAY!) I got the shadows in Bill and Bubbly, and the lippie and pencil in Lumière. (I had a blush in my cart… then chickened out at the last minute!) I also purchased UD’s Fireball, Dr Brandt’s Pores No More, and a new Precious Light from Guerlain.

Weekend plans: No plans. Just recovering from going to the farmer’s market last night.

What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: I’m a big fan of “erries” — strawberries, cherries, and blueberries. =)

Cat Avatar

Also… I broke my “no glitter” rule when I bought Bubbly, but I couldn’t help myself! The sparkle is really amazing. I’m going to try wearing it on the first 1/2 of my lid (definitely below the crease) and see how it goes. =)

Maggie Avatar

Awww…Is Mellan hiding? He looks like he’s trying to nose his way under that curtain. =)

Haul: Nada yet. I am planning a major drugstore haul though so that should be fun.
Weekend Plans: Work, shopping and yoga. Maybe the library too.
What’s your favorite fruit to consume during summer?: Papaya. Though I do like all the other fruits–except for durian. That you would have to place in front of me if you want me to eat it.

Kirsten Avatar

I was able to get a Colourpop order in for the utlra mattes, so I’m waiting for that and I made a Mac order before their sale ended and I just got that, so birthday money has been spent.

Favorite summer fruits are white peaches and blueberries.

Kirsten Avatar

I got Tulle, Shimmy, Trap, Bumble, Solow and Donut. I was only planning on getting five (and their website was a crashing mess) but I had to add another to get the coupon I had to work. *^_^*

artemis Avatar

My fav fruit is cherry <3 I was born in june (20th), called the cherry month here.

Haul: Maybe I'll buy smth from the new Mega Mall in my neighbourhood…but I'm not sure what, yet… maybe a butter gloss…or some foundation (though idk which brand…nothing seems to make my skin look nice, cover and stay on…well, i got skin problems).

Week-end plans: laziness…the finals are officially over since yesterday. Maybe i'll go a concert in the park (but i feel kind of dizzy as i slept extremely badly and little several times this months…i need to recover). I should go get my MUA diploma as i had to 3 months ago, lol ….I hope they didn't lose it. Maybe I'll go tomorrow…

Anne Avatar

I placed a MAC order a while back and their lip pencil in Whirl was backordered for a while and is finally supposed to come in this weekend. Also getting some Body Shop stuff from their sale a while back. I just hope the crazy heatwave here doesn’t melt stuff before it comes in…

KJH Avatar

Slight windfall, so 3 hauls. Paula’s choice replenishments. Mac viva glam one and two painterly paint pots (NOT back up, gift.) PPP is perfection, Great disguise for upper eyelid discoloration. HTF did never get that one before. Not really a MAC person. 2 Besame Reds, the Buxom Pastel palette.

plan: did MAJOR. Deconstructing & depotting, labeling, glue removal, etc. The high irony is I need more Zs! That’s the next haul. And play on the best part of hauls, ultima haul of the year. IPad! Yes, many people think I’m a makeup addict, but everyone knows I’m an info addict.

Fruit: Georgia peaches, Maine wild blueberries, and Pacific NW red cherries…not Ranier. Cape Cod thimbleberries. Fruit is like coffee; the soil & the climate make all the difference. Don’t get me started on CORN. Native (Eastern Mass or wherever you may be in New England, followed by Virginia.) Ohio corn and California, Arizona never seemed worth eating.

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