Free for Haul Friday, Volume #216

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  A few pieces from Chanel’s spring collection
  • Weekend plans:  Mostly just rest/relax, do a little cleaning, catch-up on blog activities!
  • Favorite pizza toppings?:  Sausage, onions, mushrooms, pancetta, egg.

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Mellan on Christmas morning! 🙂

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Haul: MAC Russian Red; MAC 316 brush; Dior Rouge Iconic 999; Rimmel 1000 Kisses lip liner 021 Red Dynamite

Weekend plans: relaxing

Favorites pizza toppings? : Tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, sausage.

Haul: I didn’t buy anything, but I was WAY spoilt for Christmas! I got Givenchy Violine Précieux and Chanel Taboo from my beloved sis (I’m wearing both right now, and I LOVE them. I can’t stop staring at the prettiness on my nails), Chanel Bronze Ligne Graphique (the eyeliner from the Christmas collection) from my dad, and Chanel Accent and Guerlain Crazy Météorites, amongst other things! I feel so lucky.

Weekend plans: I’d like to get back on tracks for my work, I have so much to do over the holidays.

Favorite pizza toppings?: Mozzarella, goat cheese, blue cheese, and some more cheese. I really like cheese (not just on pizza! :)).

I KNOWWWW! I feel like every time I stare at my nails (which I have been doing all day long), I discover a new nuance! Also, thank you so much for your reviews of Givenchy lipsticks! It’s SUCH an awesome formula!

Haul: MAC Talk of the Town and a few of the Maybelline Vivids and Color Whispers, which were on sale. And, though it isn’t beauty related, I finally, finally managed to find a cookbook I’d wanted for ages at a cheap price, so lots of Vietnamese food in my future.
Weekend Plans: Nothing much, everyone’s away over Christmas (except everyone in my immediate family, and we’re all starting to drive each other nuts).
Pizza topping: It’s a bit of a cheat, but I love the Turkish pizza we get near where I live, they have one with spicy lamb mince and lemon juice I particularly like (though given New Year’s is nearly here I imagine my permanent wish to drop a few kgs will put this off the menu for a while…sigh).

Haul: Nothing!! Saving up for sales!
Weekend plans: Saturday morning go running, afternoon groceries shopping and then just relax!! Christmas with a 5 year -over-exciter- old- boy tends to take the life out of you
Favorite pizza toppings?: Bacon, mushrooms, black olives and pepper.

Haul:  My shampoo and a haircut

Weekend plans: Meet friends, some sports, grocery shopping and maybe some online shopping, too.

Favorite pizza toppings?: tomato and mozerella or parma, rucola and parmesan (hope this is the right wording)

Ooh! Mellan’s so cute! Give him a hug for me, Christine. 🙂

Haul: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colours in Ambigue, Excentrique, and Indecise.

Weekend plans: Endure and 18-hour flight to Frankfurt, so excited to go home and see hubby’s side of the family. 🙂

Favorite pizza toppings?:Answering this made me hungry. 😀 I like my pizza loaded with cheese (mozzarella, parmigiano, and pecorino), mushrooms, olives, onions, pancetta, peppers, sausage, and tomato sauce.

Haul: My Christmas haul (Chella eyebrow kit, MAC/NARS illuminator, Korres blush/bronzer/highlighter compact, Ocho Loco 2, Lipstick Queen Liptropolis, among others), and the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire set I bought as my after-Christmas present
Weekend plans: Possibly skiing, definitely seeing Anchorman 2
Pizza toppings: I’m a traditionalist. Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. (And, if we learned anything from Jon Stewart, it’s gotta be New York style.)

Haul: Sephora’s sale- Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15, SEPHORA COLLECTION Fishnet Nail File Trio, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush- Fearless, Tarte Glowlight Amazonian Clay Luminizing Wand. Ulta 20% off- Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil – Venus/Crave, Urban Decay Shattered Face Case, bareMinerals True Romantic Trend Collection Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Feel The Love, Gimme Brow by Benefit Cosmetics,
Miracle Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques (backup- I love it! I use it more than my beautyblender), Linear Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner by L’Oreal, Fit Me Concealer by Maybelline. Basically stocked up.
Weekend plans: Also hoping to relax. and clean.
Favorite pizza toppings: onion!!!

I honestly only like cheese on my pizza, really. I’m very simple when it comes to my pizza.

As a haul… oh boy, here we go –

OCC Lip Tar 4x Mini Set
NARS Deep Throat
Benefit Rockateur
Tarte Natural Beauty
Katy Perry Killer Queen
Lime Crime Mint To Be
Kat Von D Saint (the perfume)
Some Macadamia Oil hair things
Wen By Chaz Den hair balm
Sephora Dual Face Cleaning Brush thing

There’s more but those are the big things Christmas wise. From my dad and my friends, Caroline and Omar.

I ordered for myself an Eternal Sailor Moon necklace from Kumacrafts. Can’t wait for that to arrive.

Weekend plans… I wanted to go to Charlotte to get matched at MAC for Face & Body, and go to H&M since we finally have one of those. My dad is a trucker though, one that leaves for days at a time, so I’m not sure when he’ll be back. Hopefully, we can just go on a day that isn’t Sunday since I’ll probably be spending a LOT of time at H&M so I don’t want to go when the mall closes at 6 lol


You’re not the only reader who likes just cheese 🙂 Do you have a particular type of cheese (or mix) you prefer?

My great uncle was a trucker! He retired long ago, but even in his 80s he was still doing drives from FL to WI in long stretches (to visit my grandmother). I can’t imagine what it takes to do that job, major kudos to your Dad! 🙂 Hope he returns soon!

Haul: Too much from MAC. Show Orchid, Velvet Teddy, By Design were the permanents. Superb, Morning Rose, Autoerotique, Carnal Instinct, Oh My Darling, Steel Kiss, Instigator, Punk Couture, Studded Kiss and Dark Outsider from the collections. Chance that I went overboard is pretty high.

Weekend plans: Get some writing done and start sorting through my children’s toy basket. It may be time to buy new storage and give them each their own.

Favorite pizza toppings?: Artichoke, zucchini, tomato, onions, mushrooms, peppers. I love a good veggie pizza.

Haul: Zip, nada, nothing….I’ve been so busy this week preparing for Xmas (house-guests, 22 for Xmas dinner, moving furniture to make room for the 22 for Xmas dinner so we can all sit at one looooong table (which MIL just loves) so no shopping for me

Weekend plans: resting up, making a dint in the marking I bought home and maybe hitting the mall for some “self-spoiling” (which I think I deserve after making Xmas dinner for DH’s 22 nearest and dearest). I might also pick up some serving pieces and such for next year’s Xmas dinner.

Favourite pizza toppings – stuff like roasted vegetables and feta (usually a “Greek” or “Mediterranean” type ordering option)

It was great. I’m getting a bit better at it every year (I’ve learned to roast and dissect the turkey a day ahead and then reheat it with lettuce leaves on top – you’d never know it was reheated turkey). All my sisters in law pitch in too, which is a huge help. We always have a great time and the fact that no one seemed to want to leave was an indicator that everyone had fun. Next year, though, I’ve convinced my husband that we’re doing paper plates. We just can’t get that many plates into the dish washer and while he didn’t think it was such a hassle, he was off gabbing with his brothers and brothers in law and was oblivious to what a pain it was.

Happy to hear it went so well, Mariella! And you are definitely right – if nobody wants to leave, it’s a good thing 😉

I heartily endorse paper plates for big parties! When we hosted brunch the day after wedding (about 20 or so people, all related in some way), we did paper plates, and it made life SO much easier when it came to cleaning up.

Mellan is so dashing!
haul- a couple of Nars sale items at Sephora
weekend-grocery shopping-we have nothing in our fridge!
pizza- I love carmelized onions, spinach ,sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives

Haul: Pai Avocado and Hydrating Jojoba Day Cream. Plus, I will be heading to Sephora this weekend to pick up a few things.

Weekend: Relaxing and getting the house back in order from Christmas

Pizza: Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham and banana peppers

Have a great weekend

Haul: 2 mufe lipsticks, boscia tsubaki oil, boscia makeup removing oil, mufe white kohl liner, guerlain le petite robe noir, guerlain meteorites primer, guerlain parure de lumiere and vicktor and rolf spice bomb for my boyfriend (although I may use it too because it smells fantastic!)

Weekend plans: Catch up on household cleaning and relax!

Fav pizza toppings: Onions, broccoli, sausage, chicken, mushrooms. (Not on the same pizza of course!)

Haul: Some Vichy skin care, but that is it.

Weekend plans: Touch up my roots tomorrow (and therefore be stuck in the house all day, because I use henna) and just blog, do household work and relax. And on Sunday I get to welcome my boyfriend back home, yay!

Favorite pizza toppings?: Definitely mushrooms!

I want to boop on his nose!

Haul: Real Techniques Setting Brush, shading brush, fine liner brush and complexion sponge, 6 solid perfumes from dollface perfumes on etsy, another case for my macbook (pink!!)

Weekend plans: Get my blog started

Favorite pizza toppings?: I don’t like pizza!

I think my family realizes I have the makeup bug. I didn’t ask for anything and I got for Christmas…
E.L.F. makeup clutch (eyeshadows and blushes in a clutch style hard case)
.em Michelle Phan Lip Gallery in Passion Berries
Clarins Self Tanning instant gel (sample)
A giant haul of nail polish, including my super lemmings Color Club Port-folio, Scofflaw Love Letter to Jacques Cousteau, A England Princess Sabra, and KBShimmer Snow Flaking Away.

Weekend plans:
Find post-Christmas bargains at the mall.
At home mani/pedi.
Watch UFC (probably while doing mani/pedi).
Get new eyeshadow looks up and post on blog.

Favorite pizza toppings?:
Margherita (basil, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella), Failing that, mushrooms. If possible, lots of garlic.

Aw, Mellan. So cute. So well behaved. Unlike our dog, who decided to eat one of the Christmas gifts the night before. 9_9

Haul: L’Oreal Eiffel for You, Chanel eyeshadow in Fauve, MAC eyeshadow in Silver Dawn and Satin Taupe, Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in 910: Bare All…which is possibly the nudest nude that ever nuded. The closest dupe I have is NARS Madere, which is just a touch darker(!) and cooler. So if you liked Madere but didn’t like the matte formula, here’s a good alternative.

Weekend Plans: Night shifts! I’m also going out with my mother this Saturday to help her pick out a new cosmetics.

Favorite pizza toppings: VEGETABLES

(Whoops, sorry about the double post, Christine! Must have hit enter while I was typing.)

He ate the Godiva chocolate my mom bought for her friend, which was less of an “AJSL;DLK;FSA DOG!!!” issue and more of a, “OH NOOOOOO” situation. Luckily, he didn’t get sick. 9_9

Aw, Mellan. So cute. So well behaved. Unlike our dog, who decided to eat one of the Christmas gifts the night before. 9_9

Haul: L’Oreal Eiffel for You, Chanel eyeshadow in Fauve, MAC eyeshadow in Silver Dawn and Satin Taupe, Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in 910: Bare All…which is possibly the nudest nude that ever nuded. A true concealer nude for fair women if there ever was one. The closest dupe I have is NARS Madere, which is just a touch darker(!) and cooler. So if you liked Madere but didn’t like the matte formula, here’s a good alternative.

Weekend Plans: Night shifts! I’m also going out with my mother this Saturday to help her pick out a new cosmetics.

Favorite pizza toppings: VEGETABLES. My mom used to make “garbage” pizza, which is where you take any leftovers you have and just throw it on top of the pie. A lot of times, we’d just dump the previous night’s sides over it, so you’d have pizza with corn, peas, broccoli, onions, peppers, etc. on top. It was awesome.

Garbage pizza – I like that idea 😉

My mom made “desperate pizza” once, which she used zucchini boats and filled with pizza toppings, I think that was it…lol!

I have not hauled anything this week because it was Christmas and I am already saving my money for next holiday season. But, my wonderful Husband got me a ton of Sugarpill! Every good thing I heard about this line is true. The pigmentation… Yum! I now have Goldilux, Lumi, Bulletproof, Heartbreaker pallet, Flaming Heart Pallet and Burning Hear Pallet. My mother in law got me Ocho Loco 2 (which I picked out) so I do have new things to play with!

My plans for this weekend include work and memorial service for my husband’s grandfather.

My favorite pizza toppings are legion. My husband built a stone pizza oven in our back yard, so he makes perfect pies. My ultimate favorite combination is Teeze (a type of vegan cheese), basil, and my husband’s amazing house created sauce. I am lucky to be married to a professional chef that buys me makeup and cooks for me. :>

Haul: Laura Mercier eyeshadow in Rose Gold, a few Tarte Skinny Smoldereyes Intense Amazonian Clay Eyeliners. Some skincare items from Paula’s Choice. The Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate, RESIST C15 Super Booster, Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask, Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser and some samples from various moisturizers to try.

Weekend plans: Running errands and cooking a turkey!

Favorite pizza toppings?: Sausage, pepperoni, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, peppers, jalapeños, ham, zucchini, spinach….etc, but NEVER cheese. Can you tell I love pizza? 🙂

Haul: I picked up another Revlon highlighter, Rose Glow, 3 of the new Maybelline Master Hi-Lighter blushes(Nude, Light Bronze, & Mauve-which-on me-actually looks like a less intense NARS Oasis), and 4 L’Oréal eyeshadow singles in Shroom Shimmer, Sandy Shores, Smooth Latte, & Satin Tutu. I may have picked up a few other things, but I really can’t remember, LOL!

The Maybelline blushes are *awesome*! I think Nude may be the closest thing I’ve found to HG highlighting blush status; I have to try it outdoors, but in my apartment, it’s perfect!

Plans: I’m not sure yet… I *want* to hit a mall, and do a bit of shopping, but I don’t want to deal with the crowds…

Pizza Topping: I love thin crust pizza, from “hole-in-the-wall” places, with only cheese.

Seriously! I’m in Los Angeles, and we never got the L’Oréal Summer collection. I stalked *every* DS chain, in at *least* 5 surrounding cities, as well as Target & ULTA, to no avail… I’m seriously considering ebay for 2 of the Infallibles.

As for the new Maybelline line, I’ve caught them at 2 different Rite-Aid stores. They are really nice, and have an almost “creamy” texture, very similar to Kevin Aucoin Candlelight. I haven’t swatched side-by-side, but I think the Nude may actually be a near dupe for Candlelight, just a tad warmer/deeper. The pigmentation is very intense, as well.

I live in the middle of nowhere and still, something will show up and I check every week or so, and if and when a new display arrives, I swear it’s empty in two days!! Where are all these makeup fiends hiding?? I never see them, LOL!

Haul: Mehron Paradise palette in Pastel and setting powder (Xmas gifts from the hubs), Butter London Lippy in The Old Bill, Nails Inc. polishes in Chelsea Square, Porchester Square, and Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Topcoat, and Sephora by OPI Trend Tips in Cheetah Sparkle and Snake Sparkle.

Plans: Help my baby walk. He wants to badly and he’s using everything and everyone to stand up. He stands, lets go, wobbles in place a few seconds, then plops on his diapered butt. Cute, but I’m frightened because my nerves still haven’t healed and I won’t be able to run after him.

Toppings: Ricotta and ham or Canadian Bacon and jalapeño. Also, the vegetarian pizza at my local hospital, eggplant, artichoke, tomato, mushroom, onion, bell pepper, and I forget what else. Willing to go to the ER for a paper cut if it means getting a slice.

Haul: BareMinerals Matte Foundation, BareMinerals Prime Time, BareMinerals the Mix Master palette, Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, Revlon Fire Lipgloss, Nyx Cosmo Lipgloss (I think I got those in the past week, not sure any more!)
Weekend plans: Go out with friends tomorrow!
Favorite pizza toppings?: Pesto, garlic, goat cheese, red onions

Haul: L’oreal nail polish in Lilac Coolers, Sally Hansen CSM in Angel Bite and Platinum Star, Kat Von D mini lipstick in L.U.V, Too Faced Natural at Night palette, Zoya Anchor top coat, L’Oreal Project Runway eyeshadow palettes in The Mystic’s Gaze and The Temptress’s Gaze, L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows in Eternal Sunshine and Gold Imperial. My friend gifted me a 3 month subscription to Birchbox! I got my first box a few days ago.

Weekend plans: Catching up on blog post.

Favorite pizza toppings?: Veggies, mushrooms (and when I’m in an unhealthy mood, pepperoni).

Haul :
Thanks to your review Christine I purchased D&G shine L/S in Fuchsia & I love it 🙂
Chanel 138 Rouge Allure L/S, MAC Morning Rose L/S & Sweet Heat E/S.

Weekend plans:
Relaxing & might head to the movies/mall.

Fav pizza topping:
Sausage/peppers/mozzarella cheese

Can hear Mellan saying “Mowwwmmm, pleeeeeeze take these off me!”

Haul: Laura Geller box arrived today with 1) eye rims set including Violet Voodoo, Firewater, Rich Ruse and Supernatural Smoke and 2) Beauty Off the Vine including Supercharged Spackle, Take Cover foundation, Baked Impressions blush in Bouquet, eyeshadow duo in Fine Wines, and Color Enriched lipstick in Rosato.

Weekend plans: eat something green and healthy, do some serious hiking to walk off too many Xmas cookies

Favorite pizza toppings?: sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, black olives.

Haul: I did manage to visit the new Sephora that opened at my favorite mall and got UD Laced Eyeshadow (loooove it) and Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby, which I haven´t tried yet, but I’m sure we’re going to be very happy together 🙂
Weekend plans: I hope to get my hair done and rest to prepare for New Year’s Eve!
Favorite pizza toppings: Mushrooms, green pepper, shrimp, pepperoni

Mellan’s Santa hat is super cute, a perfect fit for a gorgeous boy :D!!

Haul: The new Jordana Glitter Texture nail polishes, Sleek Showstoppers eyeshadow palette, NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection, Anna Sui Loose Powder in 200 with the fancy black case and purple powder puff, Manuka Doctor foot cream and I was going to get Chanel Rouge Allure in Palpatine but they didn’t have any in stock. I will survive without it, somehow… (sob!)

Weekend plans: It’s already the weekend here, so maybe get out of my dressing gown, eventually, ha!

Pizza toppings: Spicy sausage, green peppers, pepperoni, kalamata olives and lots of cheese!
I must admit, I have never even heard of egg on a pizza before and I find the thought both intriguing and a little bit repellent… But lets be honest, if someone put it in front of me, I’d probably eat it!

More Sleek! YAY! I can’t wait for the new Garden of Eden palette.

You know, the whole concept of egg on stuff not for breakfast was like, “HUH?” to me. Shaun LOVED having an egg on his burger, tried that, quite good… and on a pizza, also quite good!

I know, I’m itching to get my hands on that Garden of Eden palette and the Blush by 3’s from that collection! Can’t wait!

Fried eggs in burgers are awesome, I agree… now I kind of want to make a breakfast pizza with bacon, egg and chopped up bits of crispy hash browns, maybe some spring onion on there as well, topped off with a squirt of hollandaise sauce when it comes out of the oven.

Haul: Telescopic mascara. Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation in sandy beige, and its not makeup related… but its a ten leave in conditioner.



I love Mellan’s Christmas outfit! Our yellow lab wears a big red bow around her neck every year since we got her on Christmas 🙂

I didn’t buy anything, but I did receive Illimasqua naked rose blush on Christmas, and it is amazing!!!

Honestly , more then haul we wait for Mellan pics on Friday 🙂
Haul – 2 Zoya nail paint and 1 OPI ( veryyyy old collection ) , MAC Pro Longwear concealer
Weekend plans – Cleaning home and grocery shopping
Fav Topping – I am NOT ALLOWEDDD to eat pizza but I like ” Typical Punjabi Style ” .. that’s grilled cottage cheese ( cottage cheese marinated in curd , spices , red coloring and then grilled ) with capsicum and then cheese …. yummmmmm
you should def. try our indian Style pizza some time dear 😀

Sounds really yummy! 🙂

I LOVE Indian food. You don’t even know. I wish I could cook it at home (I have tried, nothing ever turns out right or tastes the same).

I love it too-one of my favorites!-I can’t cook it at home either. I think it’s all of the ingredients -so nicely blended- that gives Indian food its complexity in taste.

Haul: Nada. Too broke these days.

Weekend plans: Birthday in Vegas. To anyone else, that would be exciting, but none of my friends are out there. Just me and my parents and no money to shop or drink or get tattooed with. I’ll have to figure out what to do with myself.

Favorite Pizza Toppings: Bacon/Tomato combo or Spinach/Feta/Garlic combo.

Santa Mellan! I agree with Barbie – his nose is very boopable.

Haul: Conair Curl Secret, a few new Physicians Formula things, Revlon Plumalicious, Crave, and Cherries in the Snow lipsticks, and a new NYX palette.

Weekend plans: Um, I haven’t thought that far ahead yet!

Favorite pizza toppings? Pepperoni, tomatoes, black olives…Sammy’s used to have an awesome gorgonzola and artichoke pizza, and the other day I had my first tarte flambee (from Trader Joe’s) – white sauce, ham, and carmelized onions. Oh, and can’t forget Hawaiian – pineapple and ham! Can you tell I really like pizza?

Haul: Paperself lashes I got for my b-day from a friend in Polka Dot Pop and Lace Garden.

Weekend plans: Both my other 2 Christmas’s are this weekend. One today and one on Sunday. 😉

Favorite pizza toppings?: Sausage or ham, onions, mushrooms, green olives .

I cannot understand why studded kiss was the only lippie that wasn’t sold out on MAC from the Punk Couture collection. I got that and It’s the perfect burgundy! I also got close encounter from Magnetic nudes collection.

Haul: I indulged in the LUSH sale the day after Christmas thanks to a load of giftcards from my boyfriends family. I love that I bathed in lemon cheesecake and washed myself with bubblegum today, I already can’t wait for my next bath!

Weekend Plans: We spent yesterday cleaning the house for guests this week and today is RELAXING!!! catching up on our TV shows and YouTube videos, drinking coffee, baths, books…

Favorite Pizza Toppings: typically just veggies but our local pizza place does a pepperoni, pepperoncini, capers, and kalamata olives pizza that is to DIE for.

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