Free for Haul Friday, Volume #420

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  • Haul: Funny story – I bought Milani Luminous, which shouldn’t be confused with Luminoso. It’s long discontinued, but it’s one of the most popular dupes for NARS Orgasm that I picked one up off of eBay just so I can have it photographed. I grabbed the NARS Audacious Lipstick Set, as the value is great and want to verify for y’all that the quality is there, too. From Ulta, I bought a lot of the new Maybelline products that released last week.
  • Weekend plans: Final push to finish photographing/swatching some of the lingering sets I have, but there seems to be like a second set of holiday collections coming out, so I want to move toward those pieces.
  • What’s your favorite movie genre?: I like animated movies (Disney/Pixar) the most, followed by romantic comedies (but I can only handle some cheese!).

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HAUL: None of the holidays sales sounded good to me so I picked a few NARS eyeshadow singles off EBay. You can find them pretty cheap.

WEEKEND: Eat, eat, eat

MOVIE GENRE: I just like good movies so it could be any genre. I like a lot of sci fi and horror though.

Mellon is so handsome in his bowtie!

Haul: Nothing new in my hands yet, but I placed a couple of “Black Friday” orders including skincare products from Kiehl’s and the original Tarte Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette, which I chose over Tartelette In Bloom after reading reviews of them on Temptalia (thanks for helping me make this decision, Christine!).

Weekend plans: Recover from Thanksgiving (I did most of the work), basic chores, watch Outlander (loving this series!!!)

Favorite movie genre: I don’t have a favorite genre. Indie, foreign, comedy, drama, psychological horror, mystery, science fiction, period piece, Disney/Pixar films…I like a little of almost anything! But what I definitely do not like are gangster, action, war, sports, slasher, or tearjerker movies.

Adding one more thing to my haul: Just ordered a bottle of Double Wear Stay-in-Place in Desert Beige for 25% off from Estée Lauder’s website. Not the most exciting purchase, but I use this foundation just about every day, so I’d need to purchase a new bottle eventually, and I just saved $10.50 (and got free shipping).

Haul:

MAC had 25% off so I bought Nylon and Soft Brown for my daughter (she’s building up her eyeshadow palette)

Bought Brown Down to replace my broken one and Mythology which I’ve never owned.

Plus Nicki Minaj’s Nicki’s Nude Viva Glam Lipstick

From the CCO they had for Black Friday a huge bundle of 4 liners, 3 lipsticks and a lipglass (worth over $100) for $30. The colors are rosy to mauve. I bought it for my daughter and it has colors we don’t own.

Plus they had a large bottle of the Velvet Teddy perfume 50% off. I paid like $40 between the bundle of lippies and the perfume. All of it is nearly $200 in value. Woot woot!

Bath and Bodyworks. I bought pocket sanitizers, hand lotions and bath bombs for gifts. They had buy 3, get 3 free. Plus I had a free lotion if you spent $10 so I got a body cream in Pink Cashmere:)

Weekend Plans : I’m walking in the Holiday Parade and handing out hot chocolate for work 😜

Favorite movie genre: I like dramas, musicals, horror, comedies. Not into Comic book (usually) or action flicks. I like substance over explosions

*Haul – Huda Smoky shadow kit (swatches fine, hope it wears well, nice mix of mattes/shimmers/warm/cool colors, great for travel)
*Weekend -preparing to host Hubby’s family on Sat for Thanksgiving, catch Black Friday/Cyber Mon sales
*Movie genre – action, suspense

Haul: Nothing but the day is not over yet.

Weekend plans: chilling out and dinner with girlfriends

Favorite movie genre: I don’t have one but I avoid anything too bloody.

Oh Mellan, I’m right there with you waiting for some real autumn feels, buddy!

Haul: 43″ Insignia Roku Smart TV 2160p! And my black leather jacket replacement, too! Both orders placed late last night. I’m very pleased with myself for a change. As for beauty purchases, just my orders showing up here, Sephora order from 11/12 is supposed to arrive today, finally. Did buy b/up of Maybelline Full & Soft Waterproof Mascara with a Lash Discovery WP Mascara @ Ulta BOGO50%. I may get that new Fenty Stunna Lipstick if I ever leave this place today!

Weekend plans: Same old, same old. Hair (definately!), nails (possibly, meeting on Sunday. Going to try to get out later on today and go to Sephora and JCP for a few casual clothing pieces.

Favorite movie genre? Sci-fi/ adventure/ action is my top favorite, with historically based dramas a close second. I do enjoy lighter fare like rom-coms, as well. My tastes are eclectic, what can I say! 😜 Yes, I fully intend on treating my 31 y.o. son and myself to this latest in the Star Wars franchise Dec. 15th.

Genevieve, thank you! This haul actually felt super satisfying because I had saved towards actual needs, and then received excellent deals on both. My black leather jacket that I’ve had for the past 13 years had tears in its lining and a coffee stain. So it was time for a new one! As for the TV, the 60+” monstrosity that someone gave me last winter was already on its last leg. Turning itself off every 20 minutes to, at best, an hour!

Man, I need to get a leather… ug.

I will probably make that my mission and belated bday gift for myself next BF!

Do you like historical drama TV shows, too?

*Haul – Kat Von D Sanctuary liquid lip in ‘Hilda’…it was tempting to pick up all 4 shades!
*Weekend -brunch with girlfriends and Netflix (us Canadians have thanksgiving waaaay behind us)
*Movie genre – thriller/suspense

Have a great weekend!!

Haul: Zoeva eyeshadow blending brush (nice); Laneige lip mask (impulse buy; I’ll make the best of, but it’s no Jack Black lip balm); Bioderma Sensibio cleaning foam (jury’s still out); Kat Von D eyeshadow quad in Rust (nicely pigmented, more dusty in the container than I’d’ve expected).
Weekend: First weekend home in 3 weeks after a longer business trip, and am loving just being home and doing ‘house stuff’ like cleaning, laundry, switching closets, getting out holiday cards, self care like masks and deep moisturizing etc. Tomorrow a flea market with a friend.
Movies: comedy, science fiction

Haul: (A lot of this is Black Friday sales so much of it hasn’t shipped)

Beautylish: Jeffree Star Lip Ammunition (Champagne Tears, Redrum) – arrives Monday

Birchbox (25% off): The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Liquid Highlighter, Kopari Coconut Lip Love – shipped but not received

Coastal Scents ($5 off): Classic Shader Brush Medium Synthetic (72% off), Elite Shadow Brush Small (75% off), Winterberry Palette (73% off), Creative Me #1 Palette (66% off) – arrives today

Concrete Minerals (25% off): Mineral Eyeshadow (GWP: Snow Ball ’84, Unity, Lithium, Ether, Wicked), Pro Matte Eyeshadow (Wednesday, Queen, Ravage) – not yet shipped

Darling Girl (28% off – 20% for BF and 8% by using my Affiliate Code): Hydra Tint Lip Oil (Berry Tale, Spice Drop, Pom Pom), Balm Gloss (Sway, Rapture) – not yet shipped. I also have a promo pack arriving tomorrow with December release products.

Dermstore (25% off plus $15 off in Rewards): Dermablend Loose Setting Powder (Original), DHC Silky Cotton (3), Gehwol Foot Care Soft Feet Cream, Besame Long Hair Finishing Brush (thanks Katherine!)

Dermstore (30% off): Besame Rouge Brush – went 5% off more the day after I placed the other order! This is my HG blush brush so I got a backup.

Dreaming Tree Soapworks (25% off): Once Upon A Dream LE Aromatic Elixers (Elf of Merry, Lady of Snow), Winter’s Bane Body Butter (Pure of Heart) – not yet shipped

Geek Chic (BF Sale): Fox Hollow Forest Tin – not yet shipped

Jeffree Star: Platinum Ice Pro Palette – arrives tomorrow

LA Splash (50% off): Sinfully Angelic Diamond Lipgloss (Gleam, Divinity, Ambriel), Dia de Los Muertos Collection, Ultra Defined Cream Foundation (Cashew) – arrives today

MBA Cosmetics (50% off): Black Sparkle Palette with Glitters (BFS 2, BFS 3) – shipped but not received

My Pretty Zombie (33% off): Can I Have One, Before You Kill ‘Em Highlight, Food of the 1970’s Collection (No Nail Polish) – not yet shipped

Neiman Marcus ($50 off): Mason Pearson Handy Boar Bristle Brush – My big splurge for myself. I have the pocket brush and the detangler plus all of the combs. This is my HG comb and brush – I’ve wanted the full size for a long time. My gift from me to me! Arrives Tuesday.

Notoriously Morbid (25% off): Diablo Lip Rouge (Thorn, Wicked Heart), Semi Loose Eyeshadow (Belle’s Bounty, No One Was Saved) – not yet shipped

Sephora (50% off): UD Vice Lipstick (Zealot, Notorious, Cruz, Rock Steady), UD 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil (Bad Blood, Venom, Hex, Speedball, Pandemonium, Big Bang), GWP – Holi-Night Sample Bag – arrives Monday

Smashbox (25% off): Be Legendary Lipstick (Deal Breaker, Black Cherry, Plum Role)

Urban Decay ($20 off): Vice Lipstick with Free Engraving – BINXCAT4EVER of course! (Moshpit, Sabotage), GWP: Vice Lipstick Sample (Big Bang), Deluxe Perversion Mascara

I still have a few more things I want to pick up. I spent 4 hours inventorying my lippies and charting them by type/finish/brand and name/cool or warm/and description. Since I went cf, I have a big gap in my stash since I’ve only been buying Fall/Winter shades. Now I can easily see what I have. I dropped the chart to my cell so I always have it.

Also…don’t even ask about the non-makeup purchases this week! EEK!

Weekend plans: Maybe go to Ulta. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner Saturday night since the actual holiday was “less than optimal”. Possibly look for a new sofa.

What’s your favorite movie genre? Depends on my mood. I like all kinds of movies.

Haul: Shiseido Maquillage Snow Beauty Face Powder for me and mostly for the compact. I struggled long and hard on this one since it is so blooming expensive but in the end decided to forego other things and get this compact for no other reason than that I love it. It is my Christmas gift to me. I picked up two Dior 5 pan shadows, Sienna Embrace and Ruby Rocks e/s palette, Dior Velvet Matte Lipstick holiday 2017 in “Deep Ruby” and Matte Fluid Lip and Cheek in “006 Glory”. I also purchased Chantecaille’s new e/s palette, “Save the Rainforest”. I love supporting Chantecaille for the commitment to save our planet from ourselves. I had picked out three products to purchase for myself and picked up two of the above for that purpose. I decided not to purchase the Chantecaille Holiday Highlighter as I don’t think one of the two shades would work for my fair complexion but it is a beautiful highlighter and the sequin relief is gorgeous.

Weekend plans: Nothing special. Resting up from the Thanksgiving Feast which I prepared this year. Actually, I prepare every year.

Favorite movie genre: I like all movies except super scary ones or anything with a lot of gore. I see enough of that in my profession. I like comedies but not slap stick or obvious body function humor. I do prefer more “intelligent” humor and love period dramas.

Haul: I allowed myself one Black Friday purchase: The $20 set from Lunatick Cosmetics that has three lippies, one each from three different formulas including their Lacrimosa lipstick that I’ve wanted for a long time. Apparently it already shipped so I should have it next week 🙂

Weekend Plans: Probably hit a couple of Small Business Saturday sales for some holiday shopping, but mostly stay home, read, watch Netflix.

Favorite movie genre: Definitely Science Fiction/Fantasy.

Haul: I just finished up all my black friday hauling. For non-makeup, I got a new phone charger, plus I ordered my first pair of MeUndies, and I placed an order on Modcloth for some forest green jeans, some bee earrings, a mug for my mom, and a bacon ornament for my dad. For makeup, I ordered 4 eyeshadows from Nabla (absinthe, alchemy, nereide, and sensuelle), 10 Makeup Geek shadows (cherry cola, bitten, cocoa bear, americano, blacklight, chit chat, hopscotch, shore thing, epic, and take two) and one pigment (liquid gold), and one of the new Lime Crime diamond dew eyeshadows (dragon).

Weekend plans: I’m halfway through my visit to my parents’ house, and I should be doing work, but…oops.

Favorite movie genre: Fantasy and superhero movies are my all-time favorites, but I also really enjoy the occasionally indie teen/young adult movie or a good biopic.

Haul: managed to bf Zoeva, with smaller hauls at U and S. Noted that Zoeva’s flat fee shipping is 9 to the states, and I think that is regular, not holiday. The Z was a bit of everything: mostly brushes, a few eye palettes, 2 liners, a blush palette, even one each of l/s, and each liquid lip. Doubt lip products would travel well in warm months. The queue was well managed. Also hauled shoes; very good deal. A German woman spoke to me about my choices, German, Danish, Dutch, etc. That gave me the opportunity to re-expound Stephen Jay Gould (the late evolutionary biologist) ‘s theory on Celtic vs Germanic feet, in the ‘English’ population. Who knew that evolutionary biology would form the basis for shoe choices? Most definitely for me. Plans: it should be warm enough for a Patticake stroll tomorrow. SSDW: night job, online courses, Patticare (she should be out of strict crate rest by next week.) Never had Thanksgiving, so no great leftovers. Genre: drama, noir, spirit of place movies…just watched Manchester By the Sea…and it is a superb depiction of Massachusetts coastal people, as well as a great character/dysfunction study.

My mom told me not to watch it because it would be too emotional for me. I really want to hear all about this footwear choice and the evolution of feet!

A gorgeous, healthy looking Mellon..
Haul: Only last Thursday did the Black Friday cyber deals get mentioned and quite a few big retailers got on board with all kinds of stock on offer. It is the first time that it has been mentioned on TV here in Aus.
All the shopping centres were choc full of people buying Christmas gifts. I had a happy two year old Lachlan with me and together we picked out Daddy’s shirts for Christmas…..
My haul – Chanel Tisse D’Automne quad (incredible deal that sold out very quickly), cleansers – Burt’s Bees Sensitive, Triology skincare set, Aamie scrub, hand creams, eye brow pencil from Maybelline, Sukin’s Certified Rosehip oil and a few other items that I am adding to my daughter in laws Christmas beauty bag.
Clarins Joli Rouge lipsticks – petal pink and coral tulip
Elizabeth Arden’s Rustic Red (divine shade) and Cocoa butter lippies
She picked up some foundation and blush of her own choice to add to the bag.

Weekend plans: Cleaning up the house and visiting my brother in law in hospital, as he has just had his knee fixed up.

Movie Genre: Not really a great movie fan, I prefer box sets of series personally. But I like films to be happy and cheerful.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving day.

Happy to hear that you could find such good Black Friday deals Genevieve! You purchased some beautiful items 🙂 Reading that you picked out some shirts with your nephew, I was thinking at the shirts I picked today for my hubby. Wish your brother-in-law a quick recovery! Have a great weekend!

Thank you Michele – it’s about taking the advantage of good deals to restock your stash. Unfortunately we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Aus, although I think we should. We have much to be thankful for in this country.

Haul: SEPHORA: My orders from the Sephora sale finally arrived this week. I also picked up a couple of items that were 50% off this Wednesday before the Black Friday sale (nothing purchased during the latter): Marc Jacobs Glambition ES palette, MJ Matte Eyeliner in (Earth)quake, Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set (Trophy Wife/Shameless), Living Proof Prime Style Extender, one BB (the white one, for sensitive skin), Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color ES (in color 2), Well-Kept Holiday Tech Trio Gift Set, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye set, Hourglass Ambient Blush in Mood Exposure (finally), Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil Duo (Nude/Pink one). 50% off: Cover FX Click Color Corrector Sticks in Yellow and Green + the Empty Click Stick. Not received yet: YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 16 Nude Emblem (terracotta pink) and Cover FX Perfect Light Mini Highlighter. The YSL Tatouage in 16 Nude Emblem has been out of stock forever on the Canadian website and in the Sephora stores around Mtl. Finally, this week was back in stock for a couple of hours and I ordered it.

L’Oréal x Balmain lipsticks: Domination, Confession (black cases), Fever (green case). Domination is a beautiful red, whereas Confession is the perfect MLBB for me (pinkish-brown, with no mauvy vibe). The surprise came when I tried Fever; I would have never thought in a million of years that an orangey-brown lipstick will look good on me. Well, I was so wrong. It illuminates my entire face when I wear it. All three of them are comfortable and not drying on me.

Nudestix: The Unicorn IRL Kit (includes : Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Posh, Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Saint, Magnetic Luminous Eye Color in Angel, Nudies All Over Face Color Glow aka Illumi-naughty and a Nudestix Pouch). Idk why the kit is called “unicorn” because there’s no holographic stuff here. The hype around this Canadian brand is real. I love, love, each and every product. The eye pencils don’t crease and stay put, the lip pencils can be used as blushes, the highlighter (Illumi-naughty) is beyond gorgeous, giving you that natural wet look and it has a super soft brush at the other end that does not lift your foundation (the brush can be removed if you twist it). Mariah Leonard posted a video this week with some of her faves from this brand.

MAC (25% off): The Powder Blush in Linda and the Mattene Lipstick in Pumpkin from the Robert Lee Morris Collection.

ILNP (nail polish): I pre-ordered two nail polishes from their Holiday 2017 collection: Countdown and Soft Focus. For my fellow Canadians: you can pre-order items from the ILNP Holiday 2017 and Winter 2017 collections starting today until Monday Nov. 27th from Harlow & Co. They also have a BF sale on their website (pre-orders for the ILNP latest two collections are excluded).

Weekend plans: Nothing special, just the usual.

Favorite movie genre: A good quality movie. Sometimes, I need a comedy, most of the times I need a movie that challenges me, that makes me reflect on life and the human nature. Some staple movies from the second category that left their mark on me: Philadelphia (Tom Hanks/Denzel Washington), The Pursuit of Happyness (Will Smith), Blindness (Julianne Moore/Mark Ruffalo/Danny Clover; one of the most underrated movies, challenging and hard to watch but it raises the question about what will happen when there are no more rules/laws in a society, when all the people become blind with one exception, when the friendly and nice people you knew from the “normal” times turn out to be your worst enemies the moment the normality ends, just because they cannot be seen, hence identified, and when the only one who sees has to pass for a blind one in order to survive), The Hours (Meryl Streep/Julianne Moore/Nicole Kidman), Hacksaw Ridge.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you Christine and to all of you who celebrate it this week(end)! We Canadians had ours back in October. And have a great weekend everyone!

LOL another one for Loreal x Balmain Fever! Orange isn’t really my lip color, but I took a chance, wanted to get out of my comfort zone. When I got it, I thought eeeeek!!! It’s a scary looking 70’s orange, but once on the lips, wow! I think there’s enough yellow/brown in it, that it goes well with my undertones, and one of the few orange lippies that look good on me.

Exactly Katherine! I got Fever to avoid the shipping charges and when I saw it, I told myself “What were you thinking?” I have nothing similar or remotely close in my lipstick collection. Well, I was totally wrong as it goes so well with my undertones.

The Pursuit of Happyness is amazing! Consequently one of the lasts drama or possibly the last straight drama I saw in theatres because I cried so hard people looked at me like a leper.

Haul: …I may have done some Black Friday stuff. I finally got a Jade Roller, from this place called Mount Lai, and they have a promo (“GRATITUDE” I believe) for a mini Jade Roller with purchase. So that’s cool.

I cracked and got the Jo Malone Orange Bitters Cologne from Sephora as they had a half size one which no other site had. I wanted to get it last year for Christmas but they only did the larger size and I wasn’t going to drop that much money on it, nor would I be able to use that much up.

I also finally made another Zoeva purchase after like 2 years so that’s cool. It was 20% off too (and is until tomorrow at some point). I picked up one brush set and THREE eye palettes- the Rose Golden Luxury Set (vol. 2), which is mostly face brushes (my next buy will be the eye brush version of the vol. 2). Eye palette-wise, I got the Caramel Melange, Matte Spectrum, and Cool Spectrum palettes.

Weekend plans: I may have watched the first 4 episodes of Stranger Things yesterday so probably watching the other half of season 1 and all of season 2 if possible… Also eating leftovers for ages and hoping this stupid virus leaves soon so I don’t have to get another chest x-ray and can eat dairy again!

What’s your favorite movie genre?: I like animated movies (Disney/Pixar) the most, followed by romantic comedies (but I can only handle some cheese!).

Haul: I did good this Black Friday! I wanted to go for the MUFE 12 shadows for $75 but I restrained myself because although the value is ridiculous I really don’t need 12 shadows. I just got MAC Amorous Alloy shadow (25% off). I’d swatched it randomly when I was in MAC with a friend buying makeup for a wedding she was going to and immediately wrote it down. The finish is just lovely. I also got a bunch of scrubs at Bath and Body Works, plus fuzzy socks and two candles as gifts (buy 3 get 3 free). I just tried one of the scrubs now in the new-ish formula, the foaming sugar scrub, as a replacement for their old golden sugar scrub which I loved. I find the new one foams up and becomes too slippery for the exfoliating particles, which are already way too small for me, to work. I guess it’s back to Tree Hut shea sugar scrub for me! Pity because I love the Bath and Body Works scents, but I’ll definitely use up the ones I bought at least.

Weekend Plans: Getting my hair cut tomorrow, finally! I’m getting a textured kind of bob. Currently my hair is an overgrown-lob that I waited too long to get cut. Then on Sunday, I’m going back out to my apartment after staying with my mom and stepdad for the holiday. It was fantastic to see my cat again and cuddle her all day and night (I live in a no-pets place right now but when I move next year I’m 100% finding a cat-friendly apartment). It’s so sweet, she just follows me around the house and curls up next to me in bed at night.

Favorite Movie Genre: Sci-fi for sure! I’m a huge fan of the Alien series, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Star Trek, Blade Runner… But honestly I have favorite movies of basically every genre!

Was bummed that the mufe site is not compatible with iPad; currently have no computer. Nothing posts to the bag, and the card does not go through. All that list work for nothing…unless the sale is still on, when I go to work. Made up for that disappointment with biggish Zoeva haul and S/U prior to BF. Wasn’t overwhelmed with either’s BF offerings. Even as the mufes sell out, think I could do 12. Hope they sell off Sephora’s stock at such a great deal price. Oh, well. Have far more e/s than anyone needs, without acquiring more!

And the MUFE shadows are HUGE! Some of the biggest shadow pans I’ve seen, as big as some of my blushes. I got some from past Sephora sales, but no way I can even make a dent in one. There’s some really good ones, but I don’t have room to store 12 of those. I really wish they made them 1/2 the size for 1/2 the price.

Haul:
Black Friday deals on nail polishes, stamping tools, brushes
MAC Gingerly

Weekend plans:
Elf duty with my Mom – she likes to give out her gifts the 1st week of December, if not on the 1st. We will spend this weekend wrapping and next weekend making deliveries.

What’s your favorite movie genre?: Action, urban fantasy/sci fi

Haul: I think the only thing I bought this week was some essential oils from Saje
Weekend plans: my vertigo has flared up so I might just take it easy and catch up on sleep (I think that’s what has brought it on – not enough sleep)
Movie genre: not really sure what you’d call it but something between rom com and human interest – films like the first Best Exotic Marigold Hotel or films like Charade (from the 60’s) that combine mystery, romance, comedy….kinda hard to explain. A lot of the Sci Fi films, with their exceedingly bright colours and CGI stuff actually give me a headache. Even the previews are actually physically hard for me to watch (so I bring a magazine to read during the previews!)

My head has cleared and I remember now that I purchased an ELF Angled Blush Brush (good reviews on MUA but I’m not thrilled with it – it’s not at all the shape I was expecting) and Wet n Wild’s MegaGlo Precious Petals highlighter (again, not really thrilled – maybe this is why I didn’t remember buying either of them).

Cool you’re getting a new brush! I absolutely love my Mason Pearson brush. I’ve never tried the combs are they in anyway special Michele? Is the Detangler worth the money?

My pocket boar was so fantastic I had to upsize! I have the round boar from Oribe and while it’s ok, I don’t love it like the MP. The combs are ok. I have one of the styling combs in the shower and I use it to comb through my conditioner. I still use a cheapo comb to part my hair bc I have fine, think hair so the width of the teeth aren’t right to create a sharp part for me. I do sometimes use the tail comb to sharpen the part. I also use the rake comb if I need to straighten or fix something in my hair after it’s styled. Overall, they are things of beauty but unless you get a good deal on them, for usefulness, they aren’t better than other combs – just more beautiful. As for the detangler, it works for me but I feel that people who have thicker hair might not like it. Even on my fine, thin hair, after a shower, sometimes I need to start at the bottom and work my way up through wet hair as the “bristles” struggle in my hair. Using it dry, I find less problems and it does feel fantastic on the scalp (as it’s supposed to in the MP “healthy hair routine”.)

Omg this makes total sense now!! For the longest time I was like how can people say Milani Luminoso is a dupe for Nars Orgasm!??! I was SO freaking confused!! Lol.

Me too. I was always like no way is luminoso like orgasm. So confused but makes sense they were talking about luminous. I cannot say it’s a dupe as I don’t have it but at least in pan they look a like. I cannot imagine it’s a dupe though bc I find nothing compares to my HG Orgasm:)

I have bought two Mac eye brushes and a face primer, Jouer Pamplemousse and some other metallic shade and two skincare sets, by Origins and Dr Dennis Gross. None of it shipped yet.

Haul: Nothing, unless you count foodstuffs for friendsgiving!

Weekend: I had to work BF and then get right to cooking for t-day with friends. Unfortunately, all the soldiers my hubby invited bailed moments before dinner, leaving with enough food to feed an army and no one to feed it to. Only one other person showed, an army spouse in the middle of a divorce who I met while my husband was on deployment last Christmas at a dog park. Her husband just served her on Thanksgiving with d papers but I insisted she come and bring her dog and just get out for a while. We had a great time so not all was lost but now I have multiple pies and so much food it’s crazy! I have a home inspection in minutes here by my rental company, bleh. I’ll probably try to shop later in the weekend and I need to start Christmas decor. I’m in a heap load of pain from helping cook last night with my ankle still smarting from the fracture so I might have to just couch it instead.

Fave Movies: I love Comedy, Rom-Com, animated, sci-fi, action, fantasy… anything that takes me out of my own reality. I rarely like to see dramas on the big screen anymore, if I’m going to cry like a fookin’ baby, I’d rather do it home where I can pause it and blow as loud as I want! I almost want to say I love drama the most because it’s cathartic but stuff like LOTR is perfect, it’s got a bit of everything. Bleh, I’m tearing up over Samwise just thinking about it.

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