Free for Haul Friday, Volume #327

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. πŸ™‚

  • Haul: Jack Black Lip Balm, L’Occitane Hand Creams, Josie Maran Hand Cream
  • Weekend plans: I think it’s a low-key weekend for us! Might binge-watch (which is like, three episodes for me, ha) the original 90210!
  • How’s your handwriting?: Horrific. I never had really great handwriting, but it was more than passable; now, with hardly writing at all, it’s quite messy and the style is inconsistent.

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! πŸ™‚

This week’s Mellan photo…

Beautiful day for a long walk at the park! Ps. That's a gentle leader collar, not a muzzle!

A photo posted by Christine M. (@temptalia) on

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

102 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

Haul: Nada

Weekend plans: Don’t know….. probably record another video. Still struggling with outdated software for editing.

How’s your handwriting?: Horrific as well. When I got into high school other than my own cliff notes everything was typed up on computer.

I’m also have NO Touch typing skills, I look at my keyboard while typing.

what a beautiful location!

Haul: L’Oreal FINALLY had a 40% off sale at Rite Aid (that is still going on)
I picked up: brow stylist eye brow pencil and brow gel, most of the mono shadows (though the texture is nice it creases on my oily eye lid even with a primer), the infallible eye liner (wish it was waterproof), the telescopic mascara (this one is amazing!), true match concealer pencil, Soft Lips Hello Kitty lip balms, The Minnie Tsum Tsum Lip Smacker (such a sucker for cute packaging)

Thinking about stopping in at Kiko on Sunday when I drop off my sister back at school 😑

Weekend plans: Going to museums with my sisters!
How’s your handwriting?: I write really big and bubbly. All my letters are pretty close together. People at work like to make fun of me and say that I write in hyroglifics. haha

I am loving it in my new neighborhood! πŸ™‚ I hope I never take the view for granted.

You should definitely stop by Kiko! They seem to have great reviews!

I really like it. I think it’s just as good as the Anastasia or NYX one. There isn’t a huge collection selection, but I found one that works for me. I use brunette. If you want to see what it looks like you can see me wearing it on my latest selfie on my IG: beautifulxdreamer10

Thank you Monica! I put the info on google and saw you! You’re very pretty! Love that lip! Others say it’s good too. For price I must try! Very helpful. Can’t wait to try it! ?

Thank you Joy! I definitely think you give it a try. It’s a great find, and I’m glad that more drugstore brands are coming out with brow products.

You’re welcome! I love L’Oreal! I’ve not ever used but clear brow gel. Full brows Grow crazy (Part Russian) but I want to try! Not at $20/30 though.Rumors this one so much like ABH and gift card to Walmart so I see you like it too and ordered! I’m excited. πŸ˜€ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❀️

Haul: Anastasia’s Glow Kit in That Glow. I was surprised at how large the palette was! Last week, when I got my M.A.C. Flamingo order, I was shocked at how small the eye shadow palette was, so these two purchases balance each other out, lol. BTW, I am surprised at how much I am enjoying the M.A.C. Flamingo Park eye shadow palette. At first glance, I thought, “What am I going to do with these colors?” But everyday this week I’ve kept thinking up a new look and they have all been nice.

Weekend plans: I have a nasty cold and I am going to spend the weekend on the couch.

My handwriting is okay. I home schooled all four of my children all the way through, so I had lots of time to practice when I taught them cursive.

Haul: Nada. This no-buy is no-fun.
Weekend plans: Haircut tomorrow, and if I don’t chicken out I am getting bangs for the first time since 2nd grade! The husband and I are having dinner at an Italian place we’ve never tried before for on Sunday ❀️
How’s your handwriting?: Legible, but not great, especially in a hurry. Thank goodness for keyboards.

Good luck with bangs, Julia!! As people tell me all the time (as I am the person most afraid to do anything to their hair): it always grows back!

Hey Mellan! What a stark comparison between the deep freeze here. No real winter…until now. Dogs did not get out yesterday. More where that came from over the next few while we go through this arctic vortex.

Haul: A backup of the Charlotte Tilbury duo eye thingee shade 2, Niod fractionated eye contour, NIOD lip bio-lipid complex

Weekend plans: Try and catch up on some much needed sleep. Even Hairball’s eyes are looking hollow.

How’s your handwriting?: Indecipherable sometimes even by me! But I have really nice printing.

It’s supposed to get to 90!!! 90!!! What did I sign up for?? Did not think it would be quite this warm in February, LOL.

Did you get the Eye Duo through the UK site, Wendy?

Nope, through her new Cdn website: which is essentially the States. Looks like the products ship from California, but product prices are quoted in Cdn. I believe the website determines your location and adjusts prices accordingly. I’m convincing you, right? Teehee

I do have much more significant of an issue in the eye area though so the transformation is a little more dramatic than I would expect for someone young such as you. Still.. I think it is a really good product πŸ˜€

90Β°??? Oh no!!! All my summer clothing is put away! Then again, AZ weather is totally whacked, we’ve had super deep chills with nearby (Carefree/Cave Creek) snow in late March, early April!

Oh, wow!! The weather here as been crazy warm. I mean, from my understanding, it is not usually THIS warm. I don’t think my area has hit 90 degrees yet, though mid-80s. I read this morning that 90 might be a real possibility today. I don’t mind 80s – creeping into 90s in February is a lil’ unexpected, lol!

It’s extremely unusual having this sort of heat in February! In 13 years, I cannot recall this happening. Sometimes a super warm spell in late March or April, but not February. Well, it at least drove me out of the house and into the park on Sunday, and I never sit in parks during “winter”! So relaxing watching ducks and geese, and that lake! Needed it more than I can say.

β€’Haul: about 50 Martinni face masks…
β€’Weekend plans: Seeing Adam Sandler tonight. Having Marvel movie marathon all weekend. Our new tile is being delivered tomorrow, and I want to get some hiking in this weekend as well. Might do a Valentines dinner with the hubby on Sunday
β€’How’s your handwriting?: egh, it’s readable but I wouldn’t say it’s pretty.

Looking sharp Mellan!
Haul:
MAC Cosmetics: Sheen Supreme Lipstick (Behave Yourself), Pro Eye Makeup Remover Sample. I love the Sheen Supreme formula! Got overnight free ship and tried it out and this shade is really pretty.

Neiman Marcus: Lolllia Wrapped Soap (Calm), Robert Piguet Fragrance Sampler (Beauty Cue Bonus)

Saks (10% Off): Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner. My new addition to my night-time routine. Love that iot doesn’t make your lips gunky in the morning (esp. since I sometimes mouth breathe).

Saks (20% Off): Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF (Ivory), Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Extreme Perfection & Hold Makeup Base. Had to get my back-ups since it was 20% off!

Sephora: Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain (Tude/Red) and Lip Color (Gnarly/Fuchsia), Deluxe Sample of Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream, 3 Free Samples. Can’t say enough about the lip stain from Milk. This is my second one. Going to try Gnarly over the weekend.

Sephora: UD Revolution Lipstick (Obsessed), 3 Free Samples

Sephora: Milk Makeup Hero Salve (Large Size), Korres Milk Soap, Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More Deluxe Samples, 3 Free Samples. Hero Salve is my new morning routine addition. I apply it to my cuticles with a lip brush. Doesn’t leave behind a greasy film and my cuticles are looking much better.

Ulta (5x Points – Anniversary): Mario Badescu Cellufirm Moisturizer and Cellufirm Drops, Juice Organics Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner, Too Faced Beauty Break Complimentary 4 Piece Too Faced Sampler, 3 Free Samples. Just getting bak-ups during my 5x points bonus.

Urban Decay (Free): Gwen Stefani palette with Lipstick Card Samples. UD sent me this palette with a hand-written note as an apology for their billing error and also because their Reps. had been obnoxious. I am super impressed with how they stepped up and really went above and beyond to make things right. I had sworn off their brand but in light of this, they will be my go-to for their superb customer service!

Zoya (Free Shipping): Bailey, Nana, 8 oz Big Flipper (GWP)

Weekend plans: Hair appointment Saturday morning. I also plan on doing a Valentine’s Day mani (hoping my vision doesn’t exceed my ability!) Possible clothes shopping with my daughter. Long weekend for me but snow/ice predicted so who knows what else.

How’s your handwriting?: Pretty decent. Well, except when I have to sign on those bloody awful credit card machines!

haul: I got my first birchbox and ipsy (ordered them both just to try it) … obviously I got a bunch of stuff but the most exciting was from birchbox, a mini occ lip tar in strumpet. I actually own that color but the one I have is really separated. also, from sephora, I got a new eye pencil sharpener, a clinique lip scrub/lip balm combo, and a free sample of the giorgio armani lip maestro, color 400
weekend plans: might see a movie with a friend later today … over the weekend I should probably do work
handwriting: it starts off okay but once I start writing a lot/fast it gets really awful

Haul: Doing pretty good on my low-buy. The only cosmetics I’ve bought since Jan 1 are a refill of my Nars Radiant Concealer and the Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm stuff that is being touted as a good primer. It’s okay. I’m fine using it because it’s like a light lotion and I have dry skin–won’t say no to extra hydration–and it feels cooling. It does not appear to make my makeup look any smoother, or dewier, or to prolong its wear.

Weekend plans: Seeing 2oolander lol. And probably binge-watching as well–it’s supposed to be single digits in the Northeast.

Handwriting: I’ve always had sloppy handwriting. If I want it to look decent I have to print in all caps. My “natural” handwriting is an inconsistent mixture of cursive and lowercase print. I was always jealous of other school kids who had those neat, round letters that were all the same size and went in a straight line. Maybe they just operated at a steady pace? I feel like my hand is rushing to get my thoughts out before I forget them.

*Haul – from MAC Flamingo Park collection ( Spring Flock blush, Have Your Cake lipstick, love both!), Too Faced Melted Frozen Hot Chocolate Lipstick, NYX Ombre Blush in Mauve Me (gorgeous!), The Body Shop Aloe Vera Calming Skincare Set, and backup IT Cosmetics Radiance Fan Brush
*Weekend – got some giftcards, will treat myself to a custom ABH shadow kit, with a decadent Valentine’s theme of Chocolate, Rosette, Sangria, and Pink Champagne. I swatched these in store, and they were all gorgeous πŸ™‚ , no calories and will go well with the Too Faced Chocolate lippie πŸ™‚
*Handwriting – pretty decent, but I prefer to type because it’s faster

Yes, love my IT Brushes! So glad ULTA has been carrying them, so I can get 20% off with platinum coupon. It’s my first fan brush, so I don’t have anything else to compare it to, but it applies highlighters nicely and subtly and it’s reasonably priced, so I got a second one. I haven’t tried it for anything else yet, but ULTA reviewers have also used it for blush, setting powder, and eyeshadow fall out

Mellan doesn’t look like a bolting boy. Why do you use a Gentle Leader?
No haul, trying to be responsible. Is that Camelback?
Handwriting: always my low grade in ES. More to the current point on handwriting: public schools are largely abandoning its instruction. Cursive, that is. Some are teaching signature only. Most are giving up cursive altogether. Guess they think a signature will be a chip and a fingerprint. I have mixed feelings about this, but my inner Luddite says that we are giving in to technology-driven ideas. I’m not sure I think it’s a good idea. Do we need to spell? To read? I guess I hate the abandonment of a skill that took the evolution of humanity to develop.

If we need to refocus his attention, it’s easy to do πŸ™‚ Much better than a harness/flat collar for us. He’s pretty good on a walk, but you can’t always control the behavior of off-leash dogs, aggressive dogs, or overzealous children (he’s actually quite gentle with kids, but we have had kids come and pull his tail, which has so far only startled him, thankfully!).

I did not know that some schools are no longer teaching cursive!

I think it’s odd that schools are abandoning cursive, too. I can see why cursive could be considered overly confusing for kids who are still learning how to read, or an unnecessary skill that most adults don’t really need, but so is higher math. We still teach higher math because we need *some* people to go into careers that use it. I would think we still need to raise historians and researchers who understand cursive. Maybe cursive can be taught quickly as part of a college course. I still think it’s sad in a way that say, we take our school children to Washington DC (a popular trip on the East Coast) and they won’t be able to read the original Declaration of Independence or anything in the National Archives. Or what if a 21 yr old gets an admin job and has to type notes for an older boss who writes in cursive? Cursive isn’t “dead” yet.

But school curriculum changes so often nowadays, cursive might come back in a few years.

Haul: first makeup I’ve bought in months, the dior highlighter (the one with the floral pattern in pink) and I also ordered the Burberry highlighter in optic white

Weekend Plans: tea festival with friends, Valentine’s Day brunch with friends

My handwriting is extremely messy.

Hehe he’s cute! Like reindeer! πŸ™‚ What’s in his mouth? Gentle leader collar. Very cute! Sunshine!
β€’Haul: This past week I picked up Tom Ford Exposed Patent shine Lip Color, made an ABH quad for a Valentine’s gift and Hourglass No28 Lip oil in Icon as gift. Love them! Buy while available So good!
β€’Weekend Plans: Movies, Excercise, Vday
My handwriting is readable if I try very hard Going slow. I am made fun of. ? Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ?❀️

Nothing in his mouth πŸ™‚ The collar goes around his muzzle, but there’s a lot of give if there’s no correcting (a gentle tug) so he can open his mouth/close and so forth πŸ™‚

Awww, Mellan looks so happy!

Haul: bhCosmetics Pride & Predjudice & Zombies Eye & Cheek Palette, Foil Eyes 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette, and a 6-pan pallette with browns and pinks (GWP). Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder. Jordana Easyliner pencil in Sea Green.

Weekend plans: We were going to send the kids to stay with their friends and get the weekend to ourselves, but our older son is very sick today. So that probably won’t happen. Provided we don’t catch what he has, we’ll at least go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day. If not…we’ll celebrate later.

How’s your handwriting?: It’s never been terribly pretty, but it’s legible.

Haul: Chanel Les Beiges bronzer stick, Guerlain lippie, Armani eye tint for my friend as bday present.
Weekend plans: snuggle with my hubby in front of fire.
Handwriting: I remember as a little girl seeing old fashioned hand writing and since then made an effort to make it look vintage-y, so I only write in cursive.

That pic is TOO funny!!! I love that greenbelt park myself, it goes on for miles and miles. VERY calming to just sit and relax by water.

Haul: MAC The Fashion Flock and Heaux lipsticks, they are due to arrive this afternoon. I know I’ll live Heaux. And hopefully TFF will look beautiful on me too.

Weekend plans: Just my hair blowout, and I had better do my nails as this mani lasted nearly 2 whole weeks! And with only minor tip wear, but a noticeable gap up by the cuticle. Gonna try to get outside and just breathe. This week was literally the worst.

How is your handwriting: Hahaha!!! Used to at least be legible, but now? Other than my signature, it’s a hot mess. Unless you know how to read hieroglyphics!?

Yes, and WATER!!!

It’s this stuff I pick up in Walmart in the nail products area called Gel Express Harder Nails by Nail-Aid 3 Minute Artficials. Used to just be called Nail-Aid 3 Minute Artificials. Neon pink and black packaging. But I also use a coat of European Secrets Rock Hard, and gently rough up my nail surface with a fine-med nail board. Then again, the OPI polish I had on usually lasts at least a week, it’s Gwen Stefani’s I Sing In Color.

Awww..I wanna go back to Arizona! πŸ™
Haul: I was gifted Burberry’s Spring highlight in 02-gorgeous!
Tom ford: Siren Blue, Opale, and Spice (So,now I have them all plus an extra Mid. Violet (on accident,lol..great)).
ColourPop: Lippiestix and liners : Aquarius,Taurus,Jonesing, Behr Hug,&Rayezor/ Also The Kaepop shadows, blush, luminizer,&bronzer. I threw in a backuo santos while I was at it because I heart it. πŸ™‚
Mac Flaming Park- Eye shadow X9, Playful petal gloss,Chic trick lip liner, lipsticks – Nice to Meet You,Flocking fabulous, Be silly& have your cake. Blushes- I bought too many and honestly didn’t realize how close some of them are. So, I’m thinking I will be returning at least two of the following- I got these-This could be Fun,Spring flock,Life’s a Picnic,Let’s be friend’s,and What i fancy.
Nordy’s: CT Fallen angel quad
Sephora:Nars Goulue- full size! mini was making me crazy to find in my mess! Hourglass Brilliant and Incandescent Strobe.
Weekend plans: I still have not unpacked everything! So, i need to do that. Hopefully rest some. I’d like to try to start organizing my mess of a stash using some of the great tips form yesterdays post. Than you everybody for your wonderful suggestions! i also need to figure out moving our AZ. pictures from the pad mini to my pc. That could get interesting,lol!
My handwriting is awful! Sometime i literally cannot even read it myself!

Hopefully you can visit soon and only for pleasure the next time πŸ™‚

So glad youw ere able to grab the Tom Ford shades!!

Santos is SO nice!

My first time doing this. πŸ™‚

Haul: Colourpop Ultra Matte Drive-In and Succulent Liquid Lipsticks, Colourpop Cruel Intentions Blush, La Roche Posay Toleraine Fluid and Efflaclar Duo.

I finally picked up the liquid lipsticks after dawdling over them for ever, and I found out, liquid lipsticks are not my thing. 😐 The colours are both fantastic but I think my lips are very textured so they dont look good? There are so many lines! Either way, it’s been bit of a learning curve. On the other hand, I am completely in love with the blush. So good!

Weekend Plans: Going to watch Deadpool tomorrow (I’m so excited for it and I want it to be good) and take my Mom out on Sunday.

How’s your handwriting?: Pretty decent and readable. Though I normally write in a right-slanting cursive, I can switch my handwriting up as the mood wills, which is pretty cool.

Mellan looks adorable! Look at the cute face! <3

I’m jealous of your handwriting skills, Padma!

I’m glad you checked out the liquid lipsticks and at least could find out liquid lipsticks aren’t your thing (without spending $20+ per shade!).

Haul: Still waiting for Honeymoon to come in, a few Makeup Geek orders and my Allure Beauty Box that has been delivered but not in my possession yet (I have everything delivered to my work now and they don’t check the mailbox everyday). Other than that, I think I am entering a lull for a while. I’ve seen the MAC Zac Posen, Futuristic, and Poesia previews and will be passing. I’m actually relieved – it takes me a while to warm up to using anything new and pristine so it’ll be nice to take a break and play with all that I’ve bought since like November, ha. The only other brand(s) that will have me considering are UD’s Naked ‘5’, any other Makeup Forever palettes, any new Guerlain Meteorites and anything Tom Ford.
Weekend plans: I’m cleaning the house today (I have the day off) but other than that, laying low, maybe dinner or brunch with friends. Cooking for the week on Sunday since I’ve started going to the gym again.
How’s your handwriting: Crap. I have a doctor’s prescription pad writing. It used to be pretty and consistent and legible when I wrote more often and there wasn’t digital everything, but anymore I’m just scribbling on post it notes. When I’ve actually sat down to write lists or anything else, usually the first 2 versions end up being rough drafts and thrown away because they’re so disorganized and illegible. I have to type or write out what I plan to say on scratch paper first for cards so I don’t ruin the card.

I’m going to be waiting a long time for Honeymoon to come in – I just spoke with a Neiman Marcus sa and asked her when the re-stocking and shipping would be and she said August 8th! I checked the TF site and the only store that has it is in Beverly Hills – I called and asked them if they would take phone orders and she said they only had 1 in stock and it was on hold. She said she expected more in soon and I gave her my information, but I’m not holding my breath. At least it will get here just in time for Fall, woo hooo!

Well, anything Tom Ford will certainly keep your wallet busy πŸ˜‰ Hopefully summer/fall collections are quite as extensive as spring. I have always liked the more edited launches of brands like TF!

It’s purely assumption on my part but I hope so! I figure since they’ve been releasing a Naked every year or so for the past few years they’d do another one. Purple themed would be great!

Haul: Nars Goulue Blush and Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Pale Mauve. Also some fantastic teas from Les Palais des ThΓ©s which will come in next week!

Weekend plans: Not much. Mostly recover from a disappointing doctors appointment and steel myself for the next disappointing doc appointment. Maybe eat cookies and play the Sims to do so.

How’s your handwriting?: Terrible! Though I can’t really write by hand because of health stuff so aside from my signature I haven’t seen my handwriting in a few years.

Haul, I’m good, nothing at all, not for weeks and weeks now, yay!
Weekend, I really need to clean the appartment, so I guess that will be it, followed by some TV show of some kind, am watching The Originals now, and have some episodes left on Netflix.
Handwriting, it can be quite good if I concentrate. It can also be so bad even I can’t read the text. I also can’t type very well. Good thing I don’t make a living, writing πŸ™‚
Mellan is super cute as always. Does he pull much on the leash?

YAY! Good work on no hauling, Helene!

He doesn’t unless a dog comes up to him, and occasionally, he will get excited if he sees another dog across the street, though not consistently. He walks in a good heel (not perfect, he should probably lag behind by an inch or two). We’ve just had too many situations of dogs off-leash, kids running down a driveway, and various distracts that we can’t control as much that it’s safer and easier for Mellan and us. It’s sooo much better than a flat collar (the dog is strong, lol), which he’d just pull into more.

Haul: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream for my Jurassic Era skin. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer in R20. Also ordered my Valentine’s Day gift (to Me- from my Dogs! *grin*) of Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense and Buxom’s “Pink With Envy” collection of six mini lip glosses.
Weekend Plans: Bird Sit my BFF’s parrot while she vacays with her hubby in Yosemite. Also try to get a piece in oil started for an upcoming art contest. I may be procrastinating because it’s supposed to be a self-portrait. Hopefully that new Sleeping Cream is starting to kick in a little, LOL!
Handwriting: Used to be almost graceful and readable. Now looks rather like a Jackson Pollack painting done with Bic pen.

How’s the MUFE concealer? I’ve heard good things!

That’s not something you hear often: bird sitting! Hopefully that was fun πŸ˜‰

The MUFE concealer is doing great…once I figured out how to apply it. I like that it doesn’t settle in the fine lines after being worn a while, like the stiff cream concealers I wore previously.
It really does brighten up my eye area nicely. I have had dark circles ever since I was in my 20s. (a long, LONG time ago). I’m ordering the companion MUFE golden shade of this product to balance that bruise-y purple of my under-eye bags, so hopefully the combination will make my eyes look even more alert and rested… and (fingers crossed) a bit younger!
And the Bird Sitting weekend WAS funl. I brought the ‘Boo Bird” some roasted almond, chia, and flax seed squares (“Clean Eating Snacks) as a treat and she said “Thank You!” and “You’re such a GOOD Bird!”.*smile*

Haul: Nothing I was going to haul last week but my husband called me to yell at me about how much I was spending at Starbucks. I was not buying it and I told him to check again. Turns out he’d been buying it and not on his corporate card like he thought he was. So he spent a lot of money that his job was supposed to cover while he was away. Even though it wasn’t my spending, I’m still on money lockdown because he’d taken a sizable chunk of my operating capital by not paying attention in the AM. Normally, I’d buy something anyhow but he’d burned through quite a lot so there is 0 wiggle room.

Weekend plans: Right now, nothing! I was going to go out to eat and shop at the mall but I can’t thanks to Mr.Wrong Visa For Two Weeks.

Hand writing: Used to be great and now it’s not as good cause I type everything!

Oh, no! I’m glad you were able to sort it out with your husband that it wasn’t you! Hopefully everything gets put back to rights so you can get yourself something new soon πŸ™‚

Look at Mellon – so ready for a long walk.
The background looks like Melbourne after a long summer.
Haul: body wash, night moisturising cream.
Weekend plans: helping my son and daughter in law with their new baby. The baby was born two weeks ago, but my daughter in law developed a uterine infection (very bad, very serious) and had to be rushed back to hospital. So we have had the two year old living at our place for the week. She is now better and out of hospital, so I am cleaning our house up and will cook some meals for them. A very hectic week.

He loves his walk!

Congrats on your newest granddaughter, Genevieve! And I’m so relieved that your daughter is feeling better and out of the hospital. Get some rest!

Just checked the weather update and it will be 10 to 18 degrees below zero with the wind chill tomorrow. I can’t wait for spring so I can do some park walking.

Haul: Finally a haul! Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani blush palette, Bite Beauty MCLC in Pastille, Red Velvet, and Rose Hip πŸ˜€
Weekend plans: I have some major homework to catch up on… Sigh.
How’s your handwriting? Pretty good πŸ™‚

Haul: Aside from my Ipsy bag, nothing. Well… I did receive someone’s order, just not mine. Maybe I’ll get it straightened out over the weekend.

Weekend plans: My husband and I will be celebrating our 19th anniversary this weekend. Yes, our first ceremony was on Valentine’s Day — his decision! Our second ceremony (we married each other twice in the same year, in two different states with two different groups of people) is in September.

How’s your handwriting?: My handwriting used to be horrible up until some point in high school. Then I decided that I wanted to actively work on it and spent hours perfecting both my print and cursive. Now, I can write beautifully (and with fountain/calligraphy pens) when I want to… but I can also scribble out something that resembles that of a doctor. πŸ˜‰

Guuurrrlll! Whatever who cares what I bought – TELL ME THIS: Is this a first for you in watching 90210? You aren’t as old as dirt like I am so I’m assuming so? Haha! Share! Share! Who’s doing what? What’s going on? I have to know! Haha!!! xoxoxoxo

#donnamartingraduates

Oh no, haha, I have seen this series all the way through probably a dozen times at least! I will say that I did not watch 85% of it “live” – reruns on WB (now CW) at dinner time. Pre-DVR, it was harder to catch live with my parents around, LOL! It is my all-time favorite TV show πŸ™‚ This IS the first I’ve watched it in four or five years, though, so it is interesting to go through it sequentially now.

Just got through Valerie joining the show, Kelly getting out of the cult and about to watch Dylan relive his past life with Kelly!

Haul: Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro base & top coat set and polish in shade ‘Get Lucky’. Love the color. It was easy to apply and lasted longer than polish usually lasts on me, and was easy to remove; I plan to try at least one more color. Also Collagen Serum, Bright-I cream, and Vitamin A cream from Skin Actives (plus a free sample of their lip balm) — all the products seem really nice, although jar packaging of two of the products is less than ideal; however, the prices are excellent and the ingredients well thought-out, so only time will tell how effective they are. At least they are completely non-irritating — I can even use them on my eyelids without irritation! Also, from Silk Naturals, 8% AHA Toner, Eye Lash Gel, and Smooth & Full Black Label Lip Treatment; all also non-irritating; I’ve used the lip treatment for years and really like it — the other two products I’m trying for the first time.
Weekend plans: stay out of the cold as much as possible — we’re getting extreme cold weather here! Actually, I will put on my long underwear, wool socks, insulated hiking boots, jeans, windproof overpants, turtleneck top, cashmere sweater, down parka with fake-fur trimmed hood that keeps the wind off my face, wool hat and scarf, silk glove liners + Thinsulate-lined leather gloves, and go for a walk. That’s what I did yesterday and I was quite comfortable. Then come home and bake cookies (probably oatmeal with coconut & pecans) to help keep the apartment warm!
My handwriting isn’t quite as good as it used to be, but actually it’s quite legible. Classmates used to photocopy my notes to study from (back in the 1970s, before computers!)

Mellan looks pretty content!

Haul: Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold
Weekend Plans: Tickets to the symphony. It’s going to be really cold with a nasty windchill, so will be staying inside except for the symphony. We started watching ‘Better Call Saul” and are just addicted to it, so finishing Season 1 this weekend.
Handwriting: My handwriting is legible – most can read it. I love seeing beautiful handwriting. I find it hard to type using a cell phone, or a tablet as efficiently a laptop. May pick up a keyboard for mobile devices.

Haul: Birchbox UK: Spectrum tapered powder brush, theBalm FratBoy blusher, Ayres Body butter in Patagonia, LOC eye shadow stick in Champagne Problems (really impressed with the staying power!), Korres 3 in 1 milk proteins cleanser, BioNike Defence XAge lifting balm. A great box, will use everything!

Space NK.com: Collab box with NARS – Full sizes of: Audacious Black Moon mascara, lip pencil in Rikugien (lovely MLBB colour), Via Veneto eyeliner, Priscilla lip gloss, Orgasm blusher and the new Velvet Matt Skin Tint! The skin tint is Β£30 and I got the box for Β£60 ?.

Plans for weekend: Going out on Sat night as it’s cheaper and easier to get a table while my fiance’s mum babysits.

How’s my handwriting? I get complimented on my writing but I have to take my time over it and sit down properly to have a nice even result lol.

Aw, Mellan looks so happy πŸ™‚

Haul: another two boxes of face masks!

Weekend plans: just relax, play games, watch Netflix, nice ‘n easy πŸ™‚

How’s your handwriting?: errmm… nothing special I guess. But I do put big dots on my i’s πŸ™‚ Like this Β°

Haul: I got a little Hello Waffle order – June Bug blush, Lavender Cream Highlighter, Timeline eyeshadow and two samples of Ocelot and Descension. I really like the products!
Weekend plans: Today we celebrated my little brother’s birthday, a few days ahead because he’s going to Germany. Tomorrow I’m going to see Deadpool with my boyfriend for valentines πŸ˜€
How’s your handwriting?: Terrible lol. Always been! Super messy and inconsistent as well, who has time to put effort into it anyway! I have better ways to spend my time! I can actually write in cursive though.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! πŸ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!