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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #211

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Formula X 22 polish set
  • Weekend plans:  Oodles of palettes/sets to get through before Thanksgiving!
  • Favorite way to relax?:  Massage or cozying up with a good book/movie

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Spoiled him with new holiday toys but made him pose for a photo first!

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Aww doesn’t this little guy look festive!

Haul: Nothing so far, but I am itching to “take a look” at Guerlain Les Voilettes pressed powders as well as Reflex Rouge Automatique later. I can only hope I’ll be able to choose one 😉

Weekend plans: Early Thanksgiving dinner at an American girlfriend’s house (since we don’t get Thanksgiving off here)!

Favorite way to relax?: Watching something funny! The Big Bang Theory never fails me!

I messed up.. I was trying to avoid spending and then I (of course) landed on the Sephora sale area. They have a NARS blush (Enchanted) on sale for $10. And I wanted to try some of the Ren skincare… $18 for a set. BOO. But at least they were on sale.

Weekend plans? Sleep. And there’s a street art festival downtown that I’m thinking about going to.

Favorite way to relax is definitely vegging out with my dogs on a weekend, just cuddling.

Haul: Deborrah Lippmann True Blood polishes and lipstick in Bite Me, Nails Inc. polishes in Brighton, Cornwall, Edinburgh, and York.

Plans: Update Thanksgiving market list and another trip to Ikea and South Coast Plaza.

Relaxation: Used to be a cup of tea and a book, now it’s snuggling with my son and watch Baby Einstein. See who falls asleep first…

Added onto my list today were some baking products for my mom’s famous sugar cookies. My first time making them alone. It’s up to me to keep the tradition alive. My sis’ idea of baking comes in a premixed box and it still comes out questionably. She did not inherit our family’s cooking and baking skills. I’m throwing the hubby out with the baby for the day so I can get all this crap done!

Haul : MAC Nocturnals pigment sets
Weekend Plan: Nthing planned yet but need to visit the library for sure. Have finished reading all the books on hand so..
Happy Weekend 🙂

Haul: Nada

Weekend plans: Watch The Day of the Doctor and try to finish my 252 palette full review.

Favorite way to relax?: Reading a book or shoert story is the best way for me to turn my brain off for a bit. 😉

Haul: Korres lip butter in Plum, Jasmine, and Quince; Korres lip butter glaze in Pomegrenate, Laurel, and Crocus; Sara Happ Red Velvet Lip Scrub; MAC Up the Amp; MAC Divine Night Collection – Private Party lipstick, Private Party Cremesheen Glass, Prepare for Pleasure Cremesheen Glass; and the MAC Stroke of Midnight Viva Glamorous Lip Bag! 🙂

Weekend Plans: Work on my undergraduate thesis. And work. Work. Work some more. Ugh how utterly depressing.. (I’ve been wanting to update so much of my blog for so long now but I just can’t find the time!)

Favorite ways to relax: Sleep (I’m probably the most sleep-deprived college student on earth right now lol). On normal non-thesis-cramming-days, I like to go shopping, read books, lounge around in coffee shops while updating my blog or just surfing the internet… the usual. 😆

Haul: Milani Shadow Eyez in Brown Deluxe, Milani Color Statement Lipliner in All Natural and Haute Pink, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Just Beige
Weekend Plans: Work on a presentation and take home exam
Favorite way to relax: Reading -especially memoirs! (And creating makeup looks of course!)

■Haul: Formula X black and white speckly polish- name eludes me right now, Marc Jacobs Foundation Powder in Golden 360 that is a really nice bronzer for my skin tone, Mini Marc Jacobs mascara bc it was a gift with purchase during an event, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, Dior Mono Fusion in Chimere, Hourglass Immaculate Foundation in Porcelain, Anastascia brow pencil in Ash blonde and that’s about it. (This seems like a crazy haul, but it was during the VIB sale- so had to- for love of make up)
■Weekend plans: Cleaning, relaxing, getting prepared for the holidays, hopefully getting a good work out in
■Favorite way to relax?: Beauty blogs/youtube channels on my ipad and a green tea

Mellan- so cute AS ALWAYS!!
Haul: UD Naked 3. Really wasn’t planning to buy it, as I own enough UD pallets to last 4 lifetimes, but the hype suckered me in. The second I got the email that it’s available, I was like OH I NEED IT WHAT IF IT SELLS OUT?! SMH. I’m so silly. And it did sell out, LOL. But again, I did NOT need it! But I am excited to receive it.
Weekend plans: Major house cleaning…. neglected it all wk so its gonna be rough :/
Favorite way to relax: Browse temptalia 🙂 not even kidding…. I go to your blog, and then a few other blogs and watch makeup tutorials on YouTube.

Have fun with your new toys, Mellan! 🙂

Haul: Chanel Le Vernis (Blue Boy, Provocation, and Taboo), Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Raffinement and Seduction, Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Enigmatique; Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes and Nail Lacquer in Luscious; MAC Nail Lacquer in Military; Muji Acrylic Drawers (2, 3, and 5); and a custom-made lipstick organizer.

Weekend plans: I haven’t been sleeping well lately, so I’ll probably stay at home and rest.

Favorite way to relax?: Baking, getting a massage/mani/pedi, and shopping. 🙂

I just received my Tom Ford cheek brush in the mail yesterday! I also got Kevyn Aucoin’s bronzer in tropical nights. I can’t wait to try everythIng out.

nothing, nothing, nothing at all. so proud of myself. will check out the naked3 in person, and get it at sephora. whenever it releases. i am thinking of holding out on all makeup purchases until then. the later it releases, prouder i will feel for holding out.

i remember last time naked2 launched, i went ape shit and order it the moment it released on ud. haha.

Yesterday i received mac satin taupe and sumptuous olive eyeshadows, pink swoon blush, prep+prime higlighter in light boost, studio fix powder foundation and the 217 brush and a bunch of cream, perfum and serum samples, i had been saving for the past few months, plus i had a 25 dls macys gift card, so its like i got the brush for free!! Im sooo exited!!!

Apparently, I’m going to see Catching Fire this weekend with my dad since he wants to see it. NARS blush in Enchanted is $10 on Sephora, so I purchased that this week and it’s supposed to arrive today.

He looks like he’s waiting so patiently! What a good boy.

Haul: Nars Deep Throat, Nars cream foundation in Siberia, Too Faced lipstick set with Spice Spice Baby and Naked Dolly, Tarte Maracuja Oil, and Hourglass Icon.

Weekend plans: My parents are visiting! My Dad’s birthday is tomorrow, so birthday dinner with him.

Favorite way to relax?: A good book. Now I need suggestions because I have nothing new on my reading list.

Haul: L’Oreal Lumi Concealer (fail), Shiseido cotton squares, Smashbox $15 Detailer Brush (fabulous! I am planning to buy a 2nd one); 2 nice kits from Soap and Glory that were marked down and contain their scrub, body butter and bath/shower wash. I think that’s it…but I can’t remember!

Weekend plans: friends are holding a brunch for their daughter, who is getting married in a very small ceremony in the New Year; it’s so we can all meet her fiance and wish the couple well; other than that, gym, yoga and planning out my Christmas menu (we have between 25 and 30 for a sit down dinner and I need to figure out now what I want to serve because the weeks leading up to Christmas are crazy busy ones at school).

Favourite way to relax: having a nap or going for a massage.

I own the L’Oreal Lumi concealer, and I suspect the problem with the product is that it’s a DS knockoff of YSL’s Touche Eclat (they are owned by L’Oreal), which is itself one of the most misused products on the market and often misbranded. As a facial concealer? It’s awful. Useless over blemishes and dark circles, particularly the latter if you’ve got serious ones. As a HIGHLIGHTING concealer pen, it’s pretty good. I use it on my brow bone and lid area, as well as around my mouth when I wear bold lipstick. I’ve seen some videos where women were using it to highlight the nose and cheekbones, and it worked quite nicely as a subtle illuminator.

Sorry, Christine – didn’t see this til just now. Yes, it’s not very good as a concealer. And L’Oreal markets this as a concealer. I know Maybelline’s similar product has both standard concealer shades AND a “Radiant” one that is meant as an illuminator but the one I got from L’Oreal really is marketed more as a concealer, going by the shade names and by the information on their site.

haul: NARS one night stand cheek palette and whatever else i get this weekend!!

weekend plans: going to kansas city to visit my sister

favorite way to relax? eating good take out and watching movie after movie/ show after show in bed!

Not so glamorous essentials (coconut oil, toner, makeup wipes).
Bath and Body Works Forever Midnight shower gel, lotion, and body spray. I used the free item promo on my husband’s C.O. Bigelow Hair & Body Wash. (Damn you B&BW promos why are you always so tempting?!)
Hoping to get that holiday edition red matte Sonia Kashuk lipstick this weekend.

Weekend plans:
House party. It’s my husband’s birthday and it’s going to be awesome =D

Favorite way to relax?
Massage. And failing that, a really long shower with all of the smell good soaps and lotions and potions.

Haul:  nothing!

Weekend plans:  work, work, work.

Favorite way to relax?:  I love to take a long stroll (especially near water- I love the sound of it, it’s’so soothing), or to read a good book with a cup of tea in one hand and my cat purring on my lap.

“Moooooooooooom, quit taking pictures! I want to play!” He’s so good though!

Haul: I discovered Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks, and they are amazing! I got Shame, Bang, and Turn On and lip pencils in Jilted and Venom.

Weekend plans: None yet, but I would like to see the new Hunger Games movie. We might wait until the furor dies down, though.

Favorite way to relax?: Book + tea + cat = heaven

I had to come back and crow about UD Revolution in Manic…I just got it on Sunday and it is gorgeous! Really, really gorgeous! Also, I was mistaken, I got Catfight, not Turn On. (Anything with “cat” in its name…)

Haul: Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette

Weekend plans: Work, work and more work, followed by an afternoon at the pub

Favourite way to relax: Walking my dog, followed by a long, sumptuous bath whilst listening to some good ol’ jazz

Aw, look at Mellan as his little friends 🙂

Haul: Revlon lip gloss and Revlon nail polish 🙂 Oh, and Batiste dry shampoo.

Weekend plans: Enjoy a stay-in weekend!

Favorite way to relax?: Cuddle up under a blanket, and watch a feel-good show 🙂

Ahhh, that little giraffe-snake! I love 😀

Haul: Nothing technically, but I did receive a big box of German Nivea that my dad picked up while he was in Berlin! Looks like the boy and I are set for the winter — and probably well into the summer, too.
Weekend plans: Lots of readings and notes — term is over on the 4th, so no rest ’til then!
Favorite way to relax?: :/

MY UD haul arrived in the mail today! Fun palette, Woodstock, X and the Melt BYOpalette (4th spot is for a single of Blackout). Also bought a Milani lip liner in Sugar Plum and a bottle of glycerin – gonna make my own mixing medium.

Haul: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipcolor in Backstage, Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Sugar Violet, CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Naturally Glamorous, China Glaze Holiday 2013 polishes in This is Tree-Mendous and Put a Bow On It, Geek Chic WItchcraft & Wizardy Set. I also got a necklace and pair of earrings from an Etsy shop called Bijoux Laudine.

Weekend plans: Go visit my kitties at their foster home and work on the outline for my screenplay.

Favorite way to relax: Reading a good, well-written book. I would even read a history textbook if it were engaging enough. Sometimes baking can be relaxing for me as well.

I’ll try to send you a recent pic of Zoe on Twitter. I have one where she is staring at my dinner. 🙂

He looks so soulful 🙂
Haul: Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Waterproof. I got this because I love the original and wanted to try the waterproof. BUT I fell asleep with it on (I know..) and when I woke up to wash it off, 6 lashes fell out! Thinking about returning it because what if I have a super long day before I can wash it off? Am I going to lose all my lashes?! Sorry for the rant 🙂
Weekend Plans: Christmas shopping! I LOVE shopping for other people, since I sometimes feel guilty when I shop for myself…especially with 3 kids!
Favorite way to relax: Reading Temptalia 😉 or Cracked.com

Mellan has new babies to play with! My Fred always gets babies but he only plays with one raggedy Christmas reindeer with one leg and one arm, he’s had it forever. I give the extra babies to my tenant’s dog.

Haul: Naked2 palette bought last weekend. I know, I’m late to the game.
Weekend Plans: Black Crowes at the Wiltern Saturday, Pearl Jam at the Sports Arena Sunday, woo hoo!
Favorite way to relax: Massage! I’m lucky because I live in the San Gabriel Valley where there are tons of inexpensive Chinese foot massage places.

No such thing as late to the game when it comes to Nakeds! 😉

Mellan is really slow to get through his toys (destroy them, that is), so I end up donating a lot of them!

Haul: Chanel’s eyelash curler; Born Halen boots; DSW Shoe Lover nail polish; Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck.

Weekend plans: none so far

Favorite way to relax?: A nice bath and a great book.

Yes, at the registers they have a few shades by a company called Anise, and recently they came out with a shade called Shoe Lover :). After I painted my nails with it I realized it’s pretty much identical to Zoya Blaze (maybe a bit more sheer) :).

At least Mellan is excited about the holiday. Me? I’m still wanting to know why my coworkers are already insisting on Christmas music.

Haul: I didn’t plan on buying much this week, but Rite Aid and CVS had some 40% sales, so I brought in some cheapie hauls: Sinful Colors nail polish in Snow Me White, Easy Going, and Flirting Nails, Essie nail polish in On a Silver Platter, Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Red Lacquer, Revlon eyeshadow single in Taupe, Pixel Pro Eyeshadow in Faithful, Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer pencil in Pink Whisper (why is it so hard to find cool-toned pinks??), L’oreal Colour Riche lipstick in Fairest Nude, Wet ‘n’ Wild lipsticks in Cinnamon, Red Velvet, 24 Carrot Gold, and Cherry Picking, NYC lipstick in Sheer Red and Retro Red. I think I like red.

Weekend Plans: Getting my car fixed (ugh), seeing the new Hunger Games film with a friend, and a party with another friend.

Favorite way to relax: Reading or watching some of my favorite LPers. 🙂

Oh, I like Christmas all right, but I just prefer to keep it within the bounds of December. 😛 (My roommate, on the other hand, put the tree up yesterday. 9_9)

Haul: MAC Stroke of Midnight Nude Eye Bag – I got this a week ago but I wasn’t able to log in and share my haul in last week’s Free for Haul Friday! This week I got Lancome Teint Idole Foundation; I did need this because I ran out of it and also other foundations free samples!
Weekend plans: Clean up at least a section of the mess I have in my room!
Favorite way to relax: Drinking a cup of tea or coffee while reading a book, magazine or blog; playing with my dog or watching a funny movie/TV show!

Mellan is such a good boy – he was patient enough to let you take a pic! That giraffe is adorable!

Glad you were able to stop by this Friday, Leticia! 🙂

I saw the giraffe and its snake-like body, and I hadddddd to have it for Mellan!

Mini Haul: Naked 3 palatte, 2 empty MAC palattes (got some depotting to do), Sephora 12 piece perfume and cologne sampler, Lancome Teint Idol Ultra 24 foundation, and MUFE Camoflauge Cream palatte.

This weekend I’ll be getting ready for Thanksgiving and working on my financial accounting homework.

To relax I’m going to (try) to work out, chill a bottle of wine, and finally (try) to watch Orange is the New Black

I picked two YSL volupte in # 15 and # 17 and online i picked YSL # 31 Glossy stain and am eagerly waiting for that
promised myself for no more volupte ( and i will stick to it )
got a sample of CHANEL Perfection lumiere foundation and i hope i love it ,
can i tell you
the foundation matrix was the only thing i read last weekend to decide the sample shade D:
and did I say it is helpful ?
it issssssss Christine 🙂
kisses from my side and especially from my SA , as her work was done in few minutes , my homework was done and she was surprised how I only want to try two shades and both when applied were 90 % match 😀 thank you once again dear

Weekend plans – today there is drawing competition in son’s school hahahah and he is excited 😀

Fav way to relax – I CHILLAX with “GOOGLE BROWSER” and my fav blogs , note down things which I cannot buy/do at the moment but i download them in my cell and keep appreciating them – be it a makeup product , a kitchen item , a recipe , eye look , lipstick color , eye palettes or anythinggg

Anddddddddddddddd I want to share one thing , i written on FB page also and want you to console me plssssssss

so , after your “FIVE WAYS” UD fav , I asked frnd to buy me a GC worth $ 56
mad I was but i was being practical as the total bill of lip pencil scandal and some stuff was $ 51 and after tax it was some $ 55 change … so i asked $ 56 GC
and then i delayed the order in hope to get some code ( sorryyyy i am such a sick lady )
and then i saw N3 and awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

the total after tax is # 56.55 …
am short of 55 cents and seriously want to kill myself for this

so i may just pick the lip pencil now with glida palette and then N 3 from sephora next yr

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