Free for Haul Friday, Volume #298

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks, Metal Crush Eyeshadows, MAC Cremesheen Pearl Lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: Date night! See a few old friends for dinner sometime.
  • What motivates you?: Knowing that I can always do better/more, that there’s always room for improvement.

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He partied too hard!

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I feel the same as Mellan! lol

Haul: none. I had a massive swap with my friend last week. I’m holding out for Holiday because there is some amazing stuff coming out.

Weekend plans: Good to dinner w/ my sisters tonight.

What motivates you?: Knowing that there’s more to life – to see, to do, to learn.

Haul: Too much! Seriously, not only did I physically go shopping earlier this week but I placed several online orders, so yeah, woops… πŸ™‚

Weekend plans: Have fun with my man! Maybe hit the city, do a little gaming, maybe do some baking, we’ll see.

What motivates you?: Results, or the prospect thereof.

Haul: A supersize tube of IT Cosmetics CC cream (and another dual ended brush) – ordered from TSC and I’m surprised it came so quickly as they say “a week to 10 days” and it arrived in 5! Also, as it was the last one in store, I picked up Bare Minerals The Magic Touch eyeshadow duo. I think these are being phased out at Sephora, which is the only place in Canada to buy BM. I think it’s a shame but perhaps they’re not big sellers as there isn’t a lot of advertising about them and they’re just not well known here.

Weekend plans: a friend is coming to stay; we’re going shopping for patterns and fabric and then out to dinner (hubs is coming too) and then we’re going to start watching Borgen (I’ve seen most of it; she’s never even heard of it)

What motivates you: I realize I’m actually more competitive than I think I am so having a fitbit and having a few friends with them, that will usually push me to take a few more hundred (or thousand) steps. Also, generally, just the work ethic I was raised with and desire to do a good job are motivators, along with wanting to keep my good health as I age

You’re reminding me that I need to get another CC cream too!

Having a great work ethic goes so, so far in life!

Haul: Tom ford Midnight Sea

Weekend plans: work out, cooking, laundry, and beauty counter on Sunday.

Motivation: exercise, trying new recipes and make up ideas, and alternative rock music

Haul: Nada!

Weekend plans: Work. Also started on Wensday, tearing up my family’s front lawn to put in a walkway to the porch by hand. But will be less work than the patio though. O____o

What motivates you?: I’m always trying to aim for perfection…. But I’ve had to learn when to call it quits!

General update: So yeah, I’m type 1 diabetic. Was just barely making enough of my own insulin to not crash and still function, but not enough to be healthy.

I’m glad you got more health info. I’m dealing with a different health issue, but one that is really problematic because of the whole “not knowing what’s going on”. So yeah, I hope you’re coping well with your diagnosis, and have some relief that you now know what’s going on/

No haul this week.
Date night with the hubby – dinner and a movie for my birthday.

xoxo for the handsome passed out Mellan from me and the boys. Have a great weekend Christine.

Sweet dreams Mellan!
*Haul – UD Moondust Shadow in Zodiac (LOVE! ) UD Tonic (wow), Too Faced Blush in I Will Always Love You (so pretty), Milani Amore Matte Liquid Lipstick in Romance, Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water, free deluxe sample of Becca Poured Highlighter in Opal (love!)
*Weekend – need to shop for some clothes, also got 20% off coupon from Ulta
*Motivation – more makeup, what else LOL

My Ulta buy list is a mile long LOL It’s 26% off ( 6% from rebates + 20% Platinum coupon, so good for prestige brands). I’m eyeing more UD Moondust shadows, Maybelline lippies, IT brushes, Algenist, shampoos, conditioners, etc etc. When it comes in about 2 weeks (ULTA has the slowest shipping in the world!), I’m going to have a massive haul to report back on πŸ™‚

If you contact ULTA, they can send you a coupon or code. Hope you get your discount soon – my coupon says it ends 8/1/15

Looks like a cozy bed for a sweet doggy!
Haul: Too Faced blushes in Baby Love, I will Always Love You, and Love Flush; Nars Kauai;Anastasia shadow shadowcoutore World Traveler palette;Sephora Collection gloss in Lucid,Urban Decay Matte Lipsticks in 1993, After Dark, and Bitter Sweet,Tony Moly Goddess Aura Beam. I pre-saled from the Nars Fall and CT XNorman Parkinson collection.My goodies aren’t here yet. So, I’ll put them in next week’s haul.
Weekend Plans: Having a Birthday Party at a jewelry stamping place and sleepover after for my daughter Saturday. So, super busy prepping for that!
What motivates me: my daughter and knowing that I need to build a future and a good example for her. Also, that I want to have a nice and relaxing retirement one day.

Haul: Supergoop lipbalm spf 30, Origins gin zing set, Makeup Forever Jamie Chung quad
Weekend plans: I have my Uncle’s bday BBQ tomorrow and an event at my gym on Sunday!
What motivates you?: Knowing that I can always do better, creating new goals to conquer.

No, I’m going to Puerto Rico in a few weeks and needed a lip balm with a high spf that wouldn’t melf in the heat so i decided in that one, hopefully its good!

Haul: Nars True Nars Lip Pencil Set, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Duo Set, Mario Badescu Glowing Complexion kit, e.l.f. Studio Blush Palette #Light , e.l.f. Essential 3-Piece Nail Polish Set #Nice&Natural and #Mysterious, e.l.f Beautifully Bare Blending Brush and two shoes from Nordstrom sale
Weekend Plan?: cleaning my makeup stash find a products that I don’t used or don’t work for my skin type and give it away!
What motivates you?: When you think about quitting think about why you started and I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday!

Haul: Bite Beauty Maple lipsticks (minus Mulled Maple, ordering today! πŸ™‚ ) and Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser (x2, on sale!) and a pack of Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels which I’ve never tried before.
Weekend plans: One of my besties is getting married tomorrow! This is the third wedding of the summer for me, the first was my own πŸ˜€
What motivates you?: My family: my husband, mom & brother are amazing & I love them so much! I want all of us to spend time together πŸ™‚ My mom, brother & I will do a half marathon in a few weeks!

Haul: Sephora order: Urban Decay “Blackmail” matte revolution lipstick, KvD “Ayesha” liquid lipstick, deluxe minis of Bobbi Brown “Shadow” shadow stick and belif “moisturizing bomb” face cream. This order renewed my VIB status, so I’m saving my bigger order for next week when I get my % off reward.

Haul: Becca Champagne pop, MAC stone, flat out fabulous, men love mystery, NYX concealer, Loreal miss manga rocks mascara,the new cover girl mascara, Milani luminouso, Loreal Jennifer’s nude, Hard Candy concealer, Flower Beauty blush and matte lipstick.
Weekend plans: Date night tonight, balloon festival tomorrow
What motivates you? seeing progress along the way

β™₯ Haul:
β€’ Givenchy Prisme Soleil Intense #6
β€’ Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter in Supernatural
β€’ Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder/Contrast Highlighter
β€’ Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint in Fonce/Dark
β€’ Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Golden Glimmer Powder
β€’ Guerlain Meteorites Perles Base Eclat Les Ors (Primer)
β€’ MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Eugenie
β€’ MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ in Lavender
β€’ MAC eyeshadow in Print
β€’ City Color Beach Beauty Bronzer in Sunset
β€’ SOHO London Foundation, Conceal & Contour Brush Set
β€’ 4-piece Style Master Brush Set

β™₯ Weekend plans:
β€’ Continue my weekend detox, while binge-watching some Korean and Taiwanese dramas.

β™₯ What motivates you?
β€’ The desire to be completely self-sufficient.

I think I might have broken my bank account with all the stuff I bought. May it rest in peace. Hahahaha!

My most favorite thing has to be the Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder/Contrast Highlighter. I’ve wanted it for a VERY long time and it always looked so beautiful in pictures, but to have it in person is a whole other story. It’s absolutely stunning; in the packaging and on the skin! I wasn’t fully prepared for all that awesomeness. Lol

I got some good news on the chronic pain health front, so I celebrated by getting two more Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip CrΓ©mes, in Je T’aime (a β€œrum raspberry”), and Goddess (a “deep maraschino”). When I reach for them, they’ll be reminders that good things can happen, dead ends aren’t the only thing in the world, and that decent people (and doctors) exist. Not to mention they’re gorgeous!

Thanks so much! It’s a huge relief. Though I do have to get through a 2 1/2 hour MRI next week… But that should be good as more info is always good.

Haul: My first Rouge G in 06! It’s chilling in the fridge as we speak, because it is so hot here. I also purchased Red Velvet from Besame – Agent Carter’s lipstick and I love her. I got a Becca poured highlighter in Pearl to try, as well as the Sephora contour blush you reviewed yesterday – I should have waited on your review! I also bought two Lipstick Queen lipsticks in Honey and Frog Prince. I purchased the Rainbow pearls and two Jo Malone perfumes from Nordstrom in Atlanta, GA last week. My Colourpop order arrived as well, with the tie-dye shadows and highlighter, as well as Sour and Coconut. It doesn’t look like much on my vanity top, but it’s a lot written out!

Weekend Plans: Take care of my mother, who has shingles on her left thigh and knee. Have Mexican on Sunday, watch the Cubs, begin planning for the new school year – it’s almost that time again!

What motivates me?: I want to do well. I can be competitive, but I try to keep a lid on that! I want to succeed and try to keep going toward a goal. I recently finished grad school (in June!) while I was teaching full-time. I was running low on motivation then, believe me!

Congrats on your first Rouge G!! πŸ™‚ May it be everything you ever wanted it to be.

Hope your mom feels better soon!

wet n wild mascara, emani lipstick in temptress, clinique palette, ysl lipstick from winners (total score)
Weekend Plans: going swimming tomorrow, maybe get poutine after
What motivates you: people, career goals

Haul: just skincare products that I needed: moisturizer (Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel in their Neuroliquid line), facial sunscreen since the moisturizer doesn’t have an SPF (Neutrogena liquid), micellar water. Non-beauty purchases include a dress on Modcloth that I ordered Monday and that still hasn’t shipped yet. It’s for a wedding in 10 days and I’m getting anxious :/
Weekend plans: we have a going away party and a house warming party to attend!
Motivation: the opportunity to be/do my best.

Haul: I got a black extra-large Z Palette for my Makeup Geek eyeshadows, I’m almost out of room in my large size. I also got the new MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Pretty Boy*, and a Diptyque candle for my mom’s birthday. I ordered a handful of other items but they haven’t arrived so I’ll just mention them next week.

Weekend plans: I spent time with my dad today after work, which was nice since I don’t get to see him that often. I have work on Saturday, and on Sunday my mom and I are celebrating her birthday.

What motivates me: I know it’s kind of childish to say but if someone tells me that they think I can’t do something, I’m 100% more likely to try to do it. If it’s something I’m interested in that helps a lot too πŸ˜‰

*I’m interested to see your review on these because I can’t tell if it’s my imagination or not but I think this one wears a bit better on my lips than other Cremesheens have in the past

Haul: nothing, still on a no buy. The holiday stuff looks interesting so I may continue this until October

Plans: cleaning, maybe I will go exploring

Haul: MUG Foiled eyeshadow in Charm just arrived a few minutes ago; Physician’s Formula Cat Eye Mascara (won it in one of their giveaways); MAC Lipstick in Matte Royal; Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascara in every crazy color, and I’m loving them; Jordana Cat Eye Liner in Orchid, Suede, and Envy. Hard Candy Glamoflage concealer (thought I try it), Walk the Line Liquid Eye Liner in Magenta Madness, and Some of the Take Me Out pencil liners in the bright colors (mixed bag as far as quality).

Weekend plans: Since the kids got sick last weekend AND the video game controller got broken, their friend will be coming over this weekend to play Mario Kart, etc. and eat me out of house and home. I think hubby is catching what the kids had, so I’ll probably end up taking care of him.

What motivates you?: My kids, since I’ve had them. Wanting to improve my lot in life. Wanting to be a good person and parent, and not wanting to be like the rest of my family. (Seriously screwed up.)

Yes, they’re all better now. They really didn’t end up getting super-sick. Just kind of “bleh,” fatigued and headachy for a few days. Thanks for asking. Marioi Kart will be perfect today. It’s rainy with a high of only 73.

Haul: Dior Sunset nail polish from the summer collection, also placed an order with Beauty Rescue Lounge for the new Manicurator polish and also Coral, Ah Oui, Better than boyfriend jeans and Lotus Elise.
Weekend plans: I’ve got a pretty hectic job at the news department of a commercial network, so apart from dinner with friends: relaxing! Catching up on some TV series, reading, a light spot of cooking, maybe some internet shopping… Bliss πŸ™‚
What motivates you?: Trying to do the best job you can and really enjoying what you do.

Haul: Some Ardell lashes and the Kat von D Everlasting Lipstick in Exorcism.

Weekend Plans: Not sure yet.

Motivation: Having a clear goal (or several goals) helps keep me motivated

First haul of the summer. Finally paid off what was left of my tuition after loans, so I can misbehave financially again!

Haul: Japonesque eyeshadow duos in #10, #7, and #6. They were 75% off at Ulta along with the singles – maybe revamping the line?

Weekend Plans: Working. Ugh. I worked three jobs this summer to catch up on bills from college. Rough.

What motivates you? I’m a little (read: a lot) competitive by nature, so I try to turn that inward into pushing myself to doing better. Mostly, I just burn out and get unmotivated, sitting around reading a book, haha.

Poor baby! He must’ve had way too much fun! LoL!

Haul: UD Liar Lipstick (regular, not sheer), Nyx Intense Butter Gloss in Chocolate Crepe, and Nyx Prismatic Eyeshadow in Smoke And Mirrors.

Weekend plans: *if* I get done with my hair blowout and mani-pedi early enough, I’ll go back to Ulta tomorrow to an UD event and nab 1993 Lipstick. But *IF* is the operative word here, due to my utter and complete lack of energy lately! Going to my meeting on Sunday.

What motivates you: Causes, underdogs, defending those who are vulnerable or trying to help those suffering abuse. It’s just that I thoroughly despise injustice, unfairness and cruelty. But I know that in the end, I can only do so much and that I am therefore limited, so I leave the ultimate righting of wrongs to a much Higher Power.

The MUG came from the sale. There was a link/sign in issue + they were kind to correct it to reflect the discount. 17 E/S, 3 blush + 3 Zs. Secret Admirer is the emperor’s new blush…hope it shows up in the winter! Guess i can knock MUG lighter shades off my list. Th e/s fell into nudes, blue/greens, purples, + cosmo/goddess for outliers. The only surprise was Pop Culture-does not look anything like the on-line pic or swatches. Most liked: Summer Fling + Shark Bait. Barcelona Beach is a great crease color for neutral medium. Very satisfied. Now, more Zs from the Ulta 20% coupon sale.
Plans: same old…night job. Times they are a changin’ there. Could improve.
Motivation: So many dogs and books, so little time. Always motivated by what weeds grow around here, what rocks are on the beach, what happened to Christoph von Do (oh forget it i can’t spell it)’s family, but his father and his in-law (theologian Dietrich Bonhoffer) were murdered by the Nazis, brain development, on + on ad nauseam. Serving the adult DD population. IDK how anyone can ever be bored, there’s so much to find out. I’m very info driven…have an iPad + no cell phone. The data charges would break me + I have little interest in incessant calling. I guess I’m motivated by curiosity.

One day late but I love these ones so I’m commenting anyway!
Haul: Eylure x Vegas Nay lashes (Grand Glamour, Shining Star, Easy Elegance), MUA highlighter in Iridescent Gold, Makeup Revolution Awesome Curl mascara. The lashes are so gorgeous but soooo long, I have hooded eyes so not much space for lashes but whatever!
Weekend plans: Work!
What motivates you?: Well, depends on what I need motivation for! If it’s school, works, etc, I just think it’s going to be worth it and make me happy in the end. Also I have my lovely family and boyfriend that are always here to motivate me <3

HAUL: Nothing πŸ™
Week End Plans: Spending time with friends in 5…4…3…2…1
Motivation: Nothing lately πŸ™

Haul: I ordered a matte liquid lipstick and several samples from Life’s Entropy during the birthday sale!
Weekend plans: Work…no other plans.
What motivates you: …I don’t actually know. I have depression so I have very little intrinsic motivation (some days it happens, most days it doesn’t) and can’t pinpoint anything that really consistently gets me going. Praise on a job well done, I guess, but I have to be doing the job in the first place!

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