Free for Haul Friday, Volume #306

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Holiday palettes and sets galore! Already swamped, and it’s not even October!
  • Weekend plans: Photos/swatches/writing furiously!
  • What’s your favorite music album right now?: I’m loving The Weeknd’s most recent release!

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Awwwww, loving Mellan’s puppy pics!

Haul: Placed an iHerb order this week, so I’m waiting for that to arrive.

Weekend plans: Finish catching up on work and hopefully also relax a bit.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: F.E.A.R. by Papa Roach.

Haul: Nothing but I really want those Makeup Geek duo chromes
Weekend plans: Going on a college tour and organizing my books (quite a feat since I have multiple bookshelves)
What’s your favorite music album right now?: I listen to my Backstreet Boys box set. It’s nice to have some of the unreleased tracks in one place.

Love your weekend plan! I recently reorganized my books according to when I read them, instead of my system of genres and alphabetizing. BUT, since it’s been 30-odd years since my college tour days, and I’m an avid reader, it took months several months of weekends :). Anyway, enjoy!

Haul: Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lip Set, and Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte.

Weekend plans: Cleaning up the new walkway we put in for winter.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: I don’t do albums. lol

Haul: JINSoon polishes in Auspicious, Risque, Charade, Rhapsody, and Tulle; Trish McEvoy sheer lipsticks in Mulberry and Florence; Trish McEvoy Essential Pencil in Plum Brown; Sephora Luster Matte in Deep Plum Luster; NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard.

Weekend plans: Weekly mani. Planning on going back to the oil and vinegar shop to pick up 2 bottles of infused dark balsamic vinegar I forgot last weekend – strawberry and raspberry. I noticed they now also have a pumpkin spice infused white balsamic so I might get that too. I saw some cute plaid ponchos online, surprisingly at Wal-Mart, so I may go check them out in person.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: I don’t a fav. I like so many different types of music, it kind of depends on my mood!

I love the luster mattes. I started out with Fig – which works beautifully as a a neutral for me. Then I picked up Rose and Mulberry which are both bright takes on these shades. I thought the Deep Plum would make a nice addition. I know a lot of reviews (on the Sephora site) complain because they are not “matte”. I think what a lot of buyers fail to realize is that they are LUSTER mattes and therefore not traditional mattes. They are like a matte with a sheen. All of the ones I have are extremely pigmented and are long wear – as advertised. They all seem to leave a bit of stain behind but I don’t find that to be a problem. They are comfortable to wear and slightly moisturizing. I’m thinking about purchasing Scarlet next.

Haul: A barely used MAC x Rihanna Her Cocoa quad, two new makeup/toiletry travel bags plus a very expensive nomess copenhagen Personal Box for storing the things that I have at home; some e.l.f. things from iHerb, incl a powder foundation, baked blush, and a cream eyeliner. Can’t wait for them to arrive!
Weekend plans: travelling to the capital tonight, meetings galore, but I will be picking up things from the new H&M makeup line too 🙂
Fave music: I have barely listened to any! Gabrielle and Grimes probably based on my spotify list and Nicki Minaj is still a fave of mine.

OMG, it’s the Mellan puppy clone! 🙂
**Haul – UD shadows in Pyschedelic Sister & Asphyxia & re-fillable compact (via Ulta Flash sale), LM Caviar Stick in Jungle, Benefit Air Patrol Eye Primer, deluxe sample of Givenchy lipstick via Sepora Rewards, and City Shimmers Smoky Eye palette, City Shimmers shadows in It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, and Hint of Mint
**Weekend – dinners with friends and family
***Music Album – no albums, just pop songs from “80s, 90s, and now

It’s a dark khaki green with blackish undertones but can be sheered out. I had no idea the color even existed, found it by accident online. So far, I’ve only seen Bloomingdales carry it, not sure if it’s LE or not. Will make a great smoky eye or a base for my khaki shadows.

Haul: Mi Vida Loca and Modcloth Stylish Surprise packages are arriving today!

Weekend plans: I’m trying to nurse a summer cold, but I have to go to lunch with my in laws tomorrow :/ Hopefully I can bail early.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: I haven’t really picked up any new albums lately, but I’ve been getting into Die Antwoord and they’re pretty fantastic.

Ahhhh cuteness overload! Total melt for Mellan’s puppy pictures!!!!

Haul: nothing .. other than yesterday I succumbed and bought 3 of the MUG duochromes site unseen. Willing to take the risk at $6 bucks each.

Weekend Plans: Go for a no destination in mind road trip and take a break from this place. We’ve been working like dogs and yesterday Hairball (my partner) tried to kill me by sending me down a giant hill in our enormous combine with no brakes. Yeah, they failed. I don’t know who was sh*tting themselves more. Obviously here to tell the story. I ran it into a clump of heavy bushes to stop my freefall. But I was shaking like a leaf. Took me awhile to ratchet down from the adrenaline rush.

Music: Can’t stop listening to Turn Your Love by Half Moon Run (Sun Leads me On album)

Haul: None as of this post, but I’m hoping to do a MAC and ColourPop order this evening!

Weekend Plans: Coursework and relaxing! I was sick this week on top of a really busy week, so I’m exhausted.

Favorite Music Album: I don’t really listen to a lot of albums actually, I’m more a fan of listening to playlists like on Spotify. I’ve been enjoying The Weeknd a lot too, though! I listened to a lot of Time Flies and Walk the Moon this week since I was supposed to go to a concert with those two bands last night, but I had a Chemistry exam right in the middle of it 🙁

Mellan is too cute as a puppy! I think if I ever had a dog (and I’m not much of a dog person), I’d want one just like him. 🙂

Haul: nothing because I’m saving for a trip to France in a month. It’s been extremely hard to not buy anything. :/

Haul: Nothing 🙁 I’m considering ordering some of the new H&M beauty today though.
Weekend plans: I have my first ever dance competition! I’m a bit stressed but I’m really excited to. The local newspaper even interviewed me, haha.
What’s your favorite music album right now?: Lana Del Rey released Honeymoon today, I haven’t even listened to it, but I already know I’ll love it!<3

I did! I got a Lip Colour-To-Go in Chocs Away, eye pencil in Copper Bullion, and the gel liner. They’re very nice quality actually, and for the price it’s definitly worth checking out.

Awwww! Baby Mellan! <3

I decided yesterday that I am NOT a fan of these super early holiday releases. I mean, couldn't they have waited until the end of October, at least! Sheesh! Luckily, most are not appealing to me, so yay for my bank account!

Haul: Laura Mercier lipstick in Merlot and blush in plum radiance, and some ColourPop Fall collection and lippie sheers!
Weekend plans: Cleaning, hanging with the bros
What’s your favorite music album right now?: I haven't really been listening to 1 album lately, but a mix of songs. The singles coming out from Chvrches new album are amazing though!

Haul: Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight highlighter, Anastasia highlighter brush, Sephora Collection’s new gel concealer, a couple Bath and Body Works fall items, and the E4 and E17 brushes from Morphe.

Weekend Plans: Work tomorrow, relax Sunday.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots.

Haul: This week’s haul was extra nice, I feel like it should be my birthday or something. I love the totes I get during the Neiman Marcus beauty event, so I purchased Tom Ford’s bronzer sin Terra and Gold Dust (and the wine colored tote is beautiful too!). I got the Urban Decay Spectrum Palette from Sephora and the Bite Beauty 250 point Mimosa lipstick and gloss (so beautiful I now want to purchase full sized). I wrapped it up by ordering M.A.C.’s Miley II with the matching gloss and they are STUNNING when worn together! I threw Polished Up, Royally Rightous, and Viva Glam III into my M.A.C. cart at the last minute, based on recommendations from Temptalia readers whose skin tones are similar to mine. For me, this is a heavenly haul!

Weekend plans: Finishing Grey’s Anatomy season 11 tonight, pizza and movie with son on Saturday.

Favorite new music: Health’s Death Magic. Soooo good, probably going to be my favorite album of the year.

Haul: OCC Batty lip tar and a bunch of minis & samples from Sephora. New luggage for our trip to FL. A couple nerdy t-shirts (X-Men and IT Crowd).

De-tubing my first 2 lip tars (Technopagan and Black Metal Dahlia) went really well, and they’re much easier to use. One of the issues I had was them separating, and in the lipgloss tube I can stir them with the applicator. I still haven’t gotten the tubes for Cosplay and Batty yet since they’re coming from China.

Weekend Plans: Going to Kalamazoo to pick up what we need for the Bell’s brewing competition. Acid etching the snifter glasses for our Crown Jewel party.

Favorite album right now: Bastille “Bad Blood” and Amon Amarth “Deceiver of the Gods”

Adorable pics of Mellan! I’d love a clone of my little tuxedo cat, Chloe, she’s 15 but doesn’t look it ?.

Haul this week: Package from Kiko arrived, I have 3 gorgeous lipsticks from the Rebel Romantic line: 01,04 and 05; Luscious Lashes waterproof mascara and a free eyeliner with purchase (Rebel Romantic 02)

My Birchbox UK Selfridges collaboration box arrived; it’s got goodies from Philip Kingsley, Cowshed, Eyeko, Soigné and Nuxe plus 2 others, a fab box! I also went to Boots again and got 2 masks from 7th Heaven: Manuka Honey and Creamy Coconut, I also got Boots Botanics Radiance Balm.

Weekend plans: maybe going out with my fiancé to see a play while his mum babysits our 1 year old.

Fave music album: I don’t really listen to music, being profoundly deaf, but my fiancé is currently obsessed with learning to play the guitar and listening to Duane Allman albums (don’t ask!). Lol x

Haul: 3 Estee Lauder Gelee eye shadows I picked up last night
Weekend plans: Laundry and seeing Black Mass
What’s your favorite music album right now?: I listen to the radio at work and don’t spend enough time in the vehicle on the commute (like 10 mins between my home and work) to listen to a CD but when I am driving for longer I have been listening to Jason Aldean- Old Boots, New Dirt

OMG, Mellan was such acute puppy! He is still so cute! I need to look into the Cuddleclones. We had two dogs pass within 4 mos of each other when my daughter was about 5. It was so hard! My daughter talks about them to this day, all the time. She always looks for stuffed animals like them. I will cry all the time though!
Haul: Happy Haulidays in September..whaaat??!
Amorepacific cleansing oil, Mac Studio Waterweight foundation, Mac 196 brush, Chanel Vitalumiere foundation, all four of the new Abh highlighters( oh wow, way better than I expected, highlighter heaven!),KVD Mi Vida Loca palette, KVD Mi Vida Loca remix studded kiss lip set, KVD Raw Power shadow single, Mac Burnt Pepper blush pan, Bite beauty Mimosa lipstick, Chanel Tisse Smoky, Cle de Peau concealer in Ocher, Sephora Purple Stilettos liner, Sephora collection eye masks ,Urban Decay brow beater and brow tamer in warm brown x 2( a set for my purse because I love it!),UD Spectrum and Vice 4 palettes and cosmic liner travel set ( I wound up with 2 because my mom picked me one up- sweet of her. I love the last three in the set so I may keep them both), and MJB “The Sofia” lipstick set.
Weekend Plans: I wish I could say sleeping because I’m super tired. But, it’s the usual for me. Soccer games, grocery, laundry, yada,yada,yada,.If there’s time, i’m going to try to find some sort of in drawer organizers for my makeup cabinet that is now a space hog alone.
My favorite music album: I’m playing the “I’m old” card here . lol. Just kidding. I listen to mostly the radio, or ITunes, or what my daughter likes if she is with me. But, Miranda Lambert “Platinum” is the CD I play the most.

They make a great memorial, I think! But sometimes it might be nice to squeeze them in their memory.

So glad you got so many of the new holiday products, Nicole! I’ve heard really good things about UD’s brow products.

Haul: L’Oreal Bronzed Taupe Infallible eyeshadow and that Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palette, which I am so delighted with

Weekend plans: India party! There are about 45 of us all going to India for a friend’s son’s wedding and said friend is having us all over for a party tomorrow. Seeing younger son on Sunday as we drive him back to the airport (he’s home from San Francisco for Hack the North – arrived this morning and flying back Sunday – my kid has turned into quite the jet-setter)

Favourite misic album: I don’t have one.

Christine, the Buxom palette was one that you put together yourself. What great shadows (thanks to you, I avoided the duds). I got Jetsetter, Style Icon, Big Spender, Star Treatment, Gimme Gorgeous and Satin Seduction. I want to get another 6, including Gold Status, when they restock. India’s not til February which is fast approaching. I need to get one more outfit (might go Western for the 3rd part) and we need to set up our side trips and stuff and get our immunizations and do it SOON!

Haul: it’s been soooo long since i got makeup! I just got my colourpop order that my sister did for herself and me.

Got 5 of the liquid lipsticks (Be-dazzled, Dr. M, Mr. Blonde, Trap, Jellies) and 3 highlighters (Spoon, Lunch Money and Wisp)

Weekend plans: nothing, i want to chill

what’s your favorite music album right now?: Crybaby – Melanie Martinez

Haul: I went by Ulta to pick up a La Roche-Posay serum that’s specifically for Rosacea (the Rosaliac AR intense serum) to give that a try, and got the mini size of the It Cosmetics CC cream in the process. I also have orders in the ether from FeelUnique and ColourPop.

Weekend plans: My dad’s birthday is on Sunday so a small celebration for him (he’s 67 this year, which makes his inner math nerd happy as it’s a prime number…yes I have one of those dads.)

What’s your favorite music album right now?: I recently discovered Halsey (thank you tumblr) and have been constantly listening to her “Badlands” album.

Just a couple of the new Tanya Burr lipglosses. I’ve heard they’re good lipglosses for people who don’t really like lipgloss, so I figured I’d give them a try. Plus there was a sale so I got 33% off.


*ABH World Traveler Palette: It’s gorgeous and the quality is leagues beyond the Artist Palette (though I still like that one a lot). I finally get all the raves for Morocco.
*UD Urban Spectrum Palette: Amazing, stunning, beautiful…I want to marry it and have it’s rainbow-colored babies.
*From ColourPop: Eyeshadows — Party Time, Mixed Tape, Straight Trippin’ , Plaid, Stereo, Girl Power, and Central Perk. Lippies — Nevermind + matching lipliner, Grunge, Dazed, Oh Snap, Contempo, and Poison. Ultra Mattes — Be-Dazzled and Jellies.

Weekend plans: Getting ready for a trip next week. We’re going to the Washington for a few days. We’ll be visiting the State Fair, and catching Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Duran Duran in concert. After Nile Rodgers’ cancer scare, I’m very grateful for a chance to see and hear such a legend perform.

I’m also hoping to hit up Espionage Cosmetic’s fairly new B&M store and get a few goodies.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: To go with the concert theme, DD’s new “Paper Gods” album, of course. I have a lot fun being a DD fan, and I’ve bought every single album for the 30+ years they’ve been making them. I understand if you all would like to have a snicker at my expense. 😉 😀

Haul: laura mercier caviar stick in moonlight, shu uemura lipstick in beige 950 (I think that’s the shade), bh cosmetics glamorous blush palette at winners for a tenner, ysl blush (discontinued one in lavender from winners)
Weekend Plans: not much really
Music Album:hmm probs demi lovato love her

Sweet puppy Mellan!
Haul, nothing, I did forget to mention UD Naked Smoky last week. Don’t know how I could forget it!
Weekend, cleaning, really I must. Go for nice doggy walks if it’s not rianing, then the walks will be shorter. I wrecked the zipper in my raincoat yesterday, that’s why rainy walks will be short.
Album, I don’t think I have one, actually. I just listen to the radio, mostly when driving. I kind of like it quiet. I know, I’m weird in many ways 🙂

Haul: surprisingly nothing this week
Weekend Plans: spend time with family and apply for jobs
What’s your favorite music album right now? Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots is amazing

Haul: Nothing yet but I may go to Sephora tomorrow.
Weekend Plans: Hubby is finally home! Friend on Saturday night and I’m making homemade bean and bacon soup. Possibly a mall trip and getting the groceries on Sunday. Tonight is a well deserved sushi trip.
Favorite Album right now?: Royal Blood Royal Blood, hands down.

Haul: Chanel Cils Scintillants Sparkling Mascara Top Coat in Turquoise from the Blue Rhythm collection. Bought it for my mother for her birthday – she loved it. 🙂 Picked up sharpener from Sephora and received NARS Cruella and Rikuigen for my birthday. (Totally forgot they did that, hah.) Also picked up one of the Milani matte liquid lipsticks in Romance.

Er, hit that button too fast.

Weekend plans: Working and studying for a Tuesday exam.
What’s your favorite music album right now?: I finally tapered off Florence and the Machine’s new one and am trying out Troye Sivan’s “Wild” EP. It’s pretty good – the sound’s a mix of alternative and pop.

Haul: Hmm… Nada this week!
Weekend plans: Homework! I’ve been bad and haven’t done any! A lunch with a friend from away, a few runs, and a birthday party!
What’s your favorite music album right now? The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

Haul: Just got a Colourpop haul in on Tuesday!
Weekend plans: Band rehearsal then some aggressive swatching, photographing, and blogging of the aforementioned Colourpop haul!
What’s your favorite music album right now?: Badlands by Halsey! I’ve literally been listening to nothing but this album on repeat for weeks now.

Haul: Nothing this week.

Weekend plans: Possibly try to nab Bare Minerals 5AM and 1am. Definitely NEED to do my nails! When I touched up my roots (new grays, plus my last t/u’s hot roots!), I repurposed a vinyl glove by pouring a bit of 90% alcohol inside it first to sterilize it? Apparently, the tiny bit inside ate off 2 coats of clear nail hardener!!! Just bizarre, I’m tellin’ ya!

What’s your favorite music album right now: No albums here! I’m all over the place tastewise, but always a Rock or R&B genre. But I will admit that all the 90’s inspired clothing has me waxing nostalgic, so I have been digging oldies from the 80’s & 90’s. Oldies, never thought I’d be calling them that! LoL

Haul: I know I FINALLY found L’Oreal’s Amber Rush in Ulta and, as a plus, it was even unopened! LOL =) I picked up two other items while I was there but I cannot remember what they were (and I’ve been trying to remember off and on for hours!). I did received my Too Faced order from their sale — the Little Black Book of Bronzers (I think that’s that it’s called) — as a gift for my youngest daughter who expressed a lot of interest in it when it was first released. Also, a Too Faced makeup bag for my oldest daughter.

Weekend plans: No plans this weekend.

What’s your favorite music album right now?: Wow, music. Asking me to choose a favorite LP, song, artist, etc., is like asking me to choose a favorite child! (Seriously, music is tres important to moi!) I do have a favorite new find, but it’s just new to me. It’s a song (instrumental) called One Night Affair by FrenchFilter. I have liked the two Weeknd songs I’ve heard and purchased Earned It soon after it’s release. The Hills will follow shortly. I’m also liking Banks.

YAY! So glad you snagged Amber Rush. Love the Infallibles!

Well, that’s why it’s favorite current, hahaha! I can’t pick a favorite for all time either 😉

For the longest time, I couldn’t understand why people loved the Infallibles so much and raved about them. I had purchased two and both of them were horrible — dry, no pigmentation. Maybe because I’d purchased them at Walmart, and you know how makeup is often opened and destroyed in the store. I didn’t even realize they were supposed to have a creamy consistency! When I swatched Amber Rush… ahhhh, now I get it! =)

Haul: Melt Lipstick in Shady Lady, Sephora Sale Picks: Urban Decay High Gloss Lip Color in Adrenaline, Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Native. Ulta Major 21 Days of Beauty Sale Pick: Urban Decay Naked Bronzing Beauty Balm. Major beauty purchase spree from QVC (my poor Q Card ?): Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour palette, Laura Geller Gelato Swirl Blush in Plumberry, Laura Geller Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation and matching Camouflage Cream and Tatcha’s Sampler Set.

Weekend Plans: Resting after the wedding we attended yesterday, cleaning this house and makeup organizing.

Favorite Music Right Now: My Spotify “Current Faves” playlist with Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Jazmine Sullivan’s Reality Show, Miguel’s Wildheart and Kehlani’s You Should Be Here.

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