Free for Haul Friday, Volume #217

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I don’t think anything arrived this week, but I did place orders for pieces from Dior and Guerlain at Nordstrom, then MAC’s new Mineralize Eyeshadow quads, all yesterday though none are due to arrive any time soon!
  • Weekend plans:  Football on Sunday! I have some bookkeeping that I need to attend to this weekend, so that’s the major drudgery component.
  • Favorite brunch dish?:  I’m really into crab cakes benedict right now.

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Wearing his new bowtie (that my mom got him!)

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Happy Friday, Christine! You wouldn’t happen to have a link to Rihannas Viva Glam Lipstick would you? She posted on Instagram that it’s available now but I can’t find it on the website. Thanks.

Hey Davina!

The promo image is out, but I don’t think it’s released yet – just coming soon in January. This was MAC’s comment on Twitter: “Call in the Navy! @Rihanna’s #VIVAGLAM arrives online in N. America 1.21. Are you ready, #MACgirls?”

I ordered the sephora favorites skin blender, cleanse and the original Naked and I’m kind of horrified by this impulsive buy. I’m new to makeup (never wore makeup in my teens) so I’m grabbing samples left, right and center just to make up for lost time and I figured sampler sets were my only hope.

Haul: Nada! Post holiday beauty coma 😉

Weekend plans: Chill with my man, and work for the blog.

Favorite brunch dish?: I never really do brunch, but how about pancakes? Is that a brunch dish? 🙂

Very eager for you to get your MAC order because I’m really curious to read how these MES quads measure up.

Haul: MAC Hubbable Lipcolour in Red Necessity (and it is a red necessity – I LOVE it); MAC Legendary Black Pro Longwear eye shadow (this shade is being discontinued, according to the Canadian MAC site, since it’s in their “Good byes” section; it’s a fabulous colour and I think everyone reading this should go and buy it while they can); Caudalie Divine Oil (I’d got a love assortment for a friend for Xmas and was sorry I didn’t do the same for myself; the gift set I’d got her was sold out, but I did get a bottle of the oil and a hand cream); Cake Beauty set with their Incan Shower Oil and Body Oil – what a DEAL. Both of them are full sized and yet the set of two was less than the shower oil on its own and far less than the spray body oil. Oh, I also got Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach and another Laura Mercier Healthy Lips lipstick.

Weekend plans: Older son flies back to Edmonton obscenely early tomorrow morning so we’re taking him to the airport then taking younger son back to the city where he goes to university and then we’re going to friends’ house for brunch. Rest of the weekend will be taking it easy and getting ready for going back to work (school) myself. It’s the run up to the end of semester so it’s a really busy time with culminating tasks in all 3 classes and then exams and the last minute panic of kids handing things in. Busy time.

Favourite Brunch Dish: I love any sort of savory strata/breakfast casserole type dish. And give me some smoked salmon, capers, lemon and a nice bit of bread or bagel and I’m a happy camper indeed.

I got a UPS notice that it’s supposed to arrive today, and it actually says “out for delivery,” so it SHOULD be on the truck 🙂 Hopefully will have something up by tomorrow… we’ll see when it arrives.

I was surprised to see a few of the PLW Eyeshadows that were discontinued!

I just got my black friday haul from sugarpill which included the burning heart and heart breaker palettes, @#$%! and bulletproof pressed shadows, absinthe, magpie, starling, and stella loose shadows, and of course, a couple stickers for my truck.

I also plan on doing a mini Sephora haul tonight consisting of philosophy clear days ahead acne wash and origins checks and balances wash to use with my clarisonic. I’m also going to ask for a sample of Glamglow supermud clearing mask… I can’t justify buying it until I’ve used it and love it. SO expensive.

Haul: Just got some MUG eyeshadows & Haus of Gloi perfume oils in. Tom Ford lip shines from Nordstrom should arrive today! Otherwise, still playing with all my new Christmas toys – Tom Ford Lovelust blush, Violet Fatale lipstick, Bobbi Brown shimmer brick eye palette, and Marc Jacobs’ Showstopper Holiday set.

Weekend Plans: Mostly take it easy. Heading out to the new Kate Spade store on Sunday with my best friend to burn some gift cards : -D

Favorite brunch dish: A local restaurant makes my favorite breakfast in the world; creme brulee waffles!

Haul: Burberry Oxblood! Zoya Julie and Piaf arrived. My mass of MAC trickled in this week.
Weekend plans: Writing, writing. Time to get things done.
Favorite brunch dish?: Bagel and lox. Cannot get enough!

Haul: OMG, I have been so bad this week! I placed a HUGE order at Nordstrom last night. Not a huge amount of products (okay, looking back more than I remembered), but mostly expensive products.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #5
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #11
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Blush
Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquer in 303
Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquer in 302
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in 02 Lust Red
Tom Ford Blush in Ravish
Tom Ford Blush in Flush
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Frolic
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Bare
Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Sahara Pink
Burberry Lip Gloss in 09 Nude Beige
Burberry Lip Gloss in 01 Rosewood
Burberry Lip Mist Natural Sheer Lipstick in 02 Copper
Burberry Lip Mist Natural Sheer Lipstick in 213 Field Rose
Burberry Blush in Blossom (finally back in stock! :D)
Dior Ultra Shimmering Allover Face Powder in Amber Diamond
Dior Addict Lipstick in 578 Diorkiss
Dior Addict Lipstick in 682 Gibraltar
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in 667 Avenue
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in 356 Cherie Bow
Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in 381 Millenium
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 07 Rose Infinite
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 13 Pink in Paris
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 12 Corail Incandescent
MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Pleasure Model
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Dark Outsider
Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer in Sweet Watermelon
Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer Chocolate Truffle

I also ordered some leggings and lots of candles.

From Sephora earlier this week:
bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow 4.0 The Dream Sequence
Guerlain Tenue de Perfection Timeproof Foundation SPF 20
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

I also ordered a lot of sweatpants (like 10 pair) and a crazy amout of sweaters and cardigans a couple of days ago. I probably shouldn’t spend any more money for a coupe of months, lol.

Weekend plans: Enjoy the last days of Christmas break before school starts again on Tuesday.

Favorite brunch dish?: I don’t really ever have brunch. My first meal of the day is always the same as a typical breakfast; slice of bread with cheese, jam, turkey etc. Even if it’s 3 pm that’s what I’ll eat. I’m very boring when it comes to food (except dinner).

LOL, I know it’s a HAUL when even on my over-sized monitor (I went for one mammoth monitor over dual) and it’s a full wall of text.

HOLY GOODNESS that’s a haul!

What sweatpants did you get? Or sweaters? Where! Share. I live in sweaters.

I basically ordered every pair of regular length sweatpants from Monrow and Sundry I could find on Revolve Clothing. I swear those are the softest and most comfortable sweatpants ever! The sweaters were a few random from Revolve Clothing, but mostly cheap Forever21 stuff (gotta save money somewhere when I spend so much on makeup, right?). Comfortable, cheap and more than nice enough to wear around the house 🙂

NAKED3 – (I really wanted to wait until Sephora restocked it and use my $25 gift card on it, but I found it at Ulta yesterday after it being sold out everywhere and freaked and paid full price for it… sigh, went over after Christmas budget with this lol)

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Fairly Precious – An iffy purchase but I wanted to get it because it is LE and Nordstrom is over an hour away, so.. It looks really pretty swatched. If I end up not liking it on me, then I’ll just put it on a blog sale.

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot – Primers have been creasing on me lately, so let’s try this!

Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush – only brush from the new collection I’m really interested in.

Zoya Rikki Nail Polish – lol can you guess why i would get this 😉

And a black and white rose cardigan thing at H&M.

Haul: the Ready Artistry palette of BareMinerals that I ordered just arrived yesterday! I also bought something like 6 sweaters from French Connection and 6 pairs of designer jeans from Harrods, because everything is on crazy sale right now. I also placed an order for a few items in MAC’s Magnetic Nude collection from Selfridges… Well, that’s a lot of stuff when enumerated like that!

Weekend plans: pick up the Selfridges and the French Connection orders off of Oxford St. Try a purple-ish makeup look to go with my new glasses and inaugurate it at work. Try and get myself psyched up enough to start posting looks on my Temptalia page!

Favourite brunch dish: tea and crepes.

Too intimidated to put my brushes in it! I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll be inspired.

I also want to take the chance to thank you so much for all your amazing 2013 lists, Christine! I still haven’t gone through all of them yet. Thank you so much for the amount of effort you put in this blog for us.

I picked bare minerals wild things palette n ud anarchy palette n m happpyyyyyyyyyyyy
also picked ysl glossy stain 🙂

weekend plans ….. resting 🙂
Fav brunch ….. I love yummmmmm tomato flavoured pasta aahhhhhh
slurp slurp

now my query for u dear:)

u know I follow u ‘B’ for blindlyyyyyyyyyyyy

Dio bonnie etiole ( spell check pls ) would launch here next week
I swatched today n m not sleeping tonight

what would u recommend …. dior or too faced pretty rebel ?
aahhhhjhhhh
I want everything u like dear

Oh, wow! That is a tough choice… If you want brighter, warmer colors, then Pretty Rebel. If you want cooler-tones, then Bonne Etoile… Pretty Rebel might stick around for longer, though!

Hmmmmm
u like both n I have options of both n funds for one

wait for dior
here it doesn’t sale out fast …
SA said she will keep it aside for me …

n I am dying to pick
lancome lipsticks tooo
temptations n temptalia 🙂

but
thank u so much dear for suggesting 🙂

Haul: Butter London polishes in Fishwife, No More Waity Kaitie, and Swinger, Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Effect Top Coat and Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat, Disney Collection Jasmine rollerball, various Sephora by OPI Trend Tips and Trend Toes, Soap and Glory stuff, Urban Decay lip pencils in Wicked and Midnight Cowboy.

Plans: Nothing.

Brunch: Never.

Haul: I don’t think I bought anything this week! I was too busy celebrating NYE in Vegas! 🙂
Weekend plans: My son’s 6th birthday party and FOOTBALL! Go Chargers!
Favorite brunch dish?: Chilaquiles yum! Oh and do mimosas count? 😉

Haul: My MAC Boxing day order came in with Love Beam and A Natural Flirt (a backup for me 😉 )

Weekend plans: Don’t know! lol

Favorite brunch dish?: brunch if I missed breakfast it usually left overs from the night before or a full plate of scrambled eggs, French Toast, fruits, and sausage. The last one it a meal till super for me. 😉

Haul: My airbrush makeup system is out for delivery today according to ups I’m so exciteddddd

Weekend plans: It’s snowed so nothing lol

Favorite brunch dish?: I never had brunch

Haul: This week I bought my first ever Dior and NARS products, and a LOT of other things.

Dior Rouge lipstick ‘028 Mazette’ (love)
Dior Addict ‘431 On the Beach’ (like)
NARS eye paint Iskandar (LOVE – utterly gorgeous, perfect gold)
Dolce Vita Matte lip pencil (LOVE)
NUXE Rive de Miel lip balm (love)
Chanel Protective base coat (okay)
Chanel Laque Brilliance top coat (disappointed)
Essie nail polish in Vanity Fairest and Midnight Cami (love both)

What do you know about the NARS final cut collection? I’m seeing some press pictures and I’m seriously in love. I’m tempted being it all home if they are as good as it looks.

Haul: I went to Nordstrom yesterday, after finding they carried NARS Multiple in Maldives, and it was in-stock. Unfortunately, although their system said there were 3, none were found. I was, however, able to swatch it, and I do love it, so I’ll just order it when the Spring collection is released, along with a few “vintage” pieces. I was also able to pick up 3 NARS/Guy Bourdin eyeshadows in Rage, Mississippi Mermaid, & Bad Behaviour (after swatching, I realized I didn’t want Wishful Thinking).

After a bit of roaming around the different counters, I found myself at MAC, where I decided to swatch Superb & At Dusk. When I swatched them before, I didn’t really care for either, but it could’ve been the lighting at the other store. I still had the Maldives swach on my hand, and when I layered Superb & At Dusk, I realized the two swatches weren’t too far off on my skin. So, I at least I have this combo for now, along with the ability to intensify either highlight or color where I want, and a product to wear over powder.

Plans: Nothing, as usual…

Brunch: Omelettes are my usual fare.

It’s very elusive in these parts, LOL! One of these days, I plan to make the trek to the NARS Boutique, but it’s sooo out of the way. in terms of actual mileage, it really isn’t that far, but it’s in a part of town I don’t really frequent (although, ironically, it’s my old “stomping grounds”), along with the MUFE store & MAC Pro store. I’m beginning to think I should start saving…

Haul: I got a few Revlon matte lipsticks online. I’m still grouchy over the fact that Revlon discontinued them. I got Strawberry Suede, Pink Pout, 2 tubes of Really Red, and Smoked Peach; Biotique lip balm (Indian brand), Biotique eye cream, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Literary Lacquers polishes (Etsy store) in Lake of Shining Waters and Shift of Fate. Essie LuxeEffects polishes in Pure Pearlfection and Sparkle on Top.

Weekend plans: I work all weekend, but tomorrow will be my first independent job (away from the company), so I am hoping that goes well. If it does I’ll be a little closer to getting my own clients and I’ll then be able to quit working for this company.

Favorite brunch dish?: There are so many! Pancakes, waffles, Eggs benedict.

I’m glad you were at least able to find a few of the shades before they were totally gone, Chris!

Good luck on your first independent job!

Haul: well, I’ve pressed my face to the window at a few makeup places and dreamed! I did get a new skirt for ballet though – does that count?

Weekend Plans: Write Thesis, do ballet. Not necessarily in that order! 😀

Favourite Brunch Dish: French toast with berries!

Haul: Guerlain Les Ors primer, L’Oreal highlighter (rose gold), Revlon Age Defying foundation and concealer (going back), OPI Sleigh Ride for Two. I’ll be going by ULTA today to return the Revlon stuff and I wanna pick another Urban Decay super saturated lip pencil or one of their revolution lipstick.

Weekend plans: cleaning

Favorite brunch dish?: Waffles or a salami sandwich.

Haul: I saw a lot of new stuff at the drugstore this week so I went a bit overboard. I got L’Oreal Silkissime (?) eyeliner in highlighter, L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Silver Sky, Rimmel ScandalEyes in Rich Russet, Chestnut Taupe, and Pink, NYX Infinite Eyeshadow Sticks in Flushed and Almond, CoverGirl Bombshell mascara, Urban Decay Naked2, Naked3, and NakedBasics eyeliners, Benefit PoreFessional Agent Zero Shine, and a Clarisonic replacement brush head.

Weekend Plans: Get everything around for my clinical. 3 ten week clinicals and a board exam and I am officially a DPT!

Favorite Brunch Dish: Hm, can’t say that I have one.

New eyeliner, eh? I haven’t spotted that yet! And I’ve been looking for the new L’Oreal Infallibles in store but no luck!

Good luck on your clinicals & exam!!

Haul:
Kat Von D backstage bambi lipstick & Dior spring 2014 lippie in Allegresse??

Weekend plans:
Sleep & watch tv

Favorite brunch dish?
Seafood fritters<<<LOVE

Haul: Nothing…..I’m trying to be good after all the Holiday’s expenses!
Weekend plans: Recover from New Year’s Eve and catching up on blog reading.
Favorite brunch dish: Spinach and cheese omelette!

Mellan is a heartthrob in that tie….too cute :D!!

Haul: Just some Nails Inc polishes (that I love!), some Ciate polishes, and one Sally Hansen polish. Oh, and Urban Decay Dangerous and Fun palettes. I figured I would get more use out of the Dangerous palette than the Smoked palette, especially at the reduced price.

Weekend Plans: CLEANING AND ORGANIZING! Organization makes me happy 🙂

Favorite brunch dish?: I don’t think I have one.

Baker Street (bright cobalt blue), Electric Lane (sparkly holographic top coat, all the 3D Special Effects glitters are so pigmented and pretty. Not a polish, but their topcoat is my favorite because it dries quick and isn’t thick.

Haul: Well mom just brought me a T3 compact straightener for my birthday. Does that count? Also some Redken shampoo and conditioner thanks to Ulta’s sale. Picked up Sally Hansen Ama-Zen nail strips (hey under $3!) and of course picked up my Sephora birthday gift! For you ladies that want to know, IT’S MAKEUP FOREVER THIS YEAR!!! YAY!
Weekend plans: Celebrating my birthday with sushi, bringing my cousin and friend to Blue Bottle Coffee for some coffee, the cuz loves Blue Bottle. (Birthday’s on the 6th though)
Favorite Brunch dish: Eggs Benedict!

Haul: I don’t think anything… I actually returned some makeup this week!
Weekend plans: Hanging out with my niece, a family dinner, a club meeting and seeing an old friend!
Favorite brunch dish?: A light croissant sandwich?

Haul: Chanel Rose Initial blush, Chanel Vert Khaki eyeshadow single, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara with the limited edition mini eyeshadow palette in Bleu de Paris, and Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder.

Weekend plans: probably just dinner with my husband and boys. Cleaning and as always laundry.

Favorite brunch food: Quiche

Thanks! I already know love it, it’s a re-buy. Rest his soul, I love that he was from Louisiana like me, so I swear I feel it makes the product even better! 🙂

Haul: This was a great week for me, as I was able to use some gift cards to purchase some of the items at the top of my wish list. Included are: Guerlain Rouge G in Gigolo, Chanel Le Varnis in Taboo, Chanel Le Blush Creme in Fantastic, Chanel Les Beiges 40, and Deborah Lippman nail polish in B!tches Brew (am trying it as a dupe for Chanel’s Malice). I’m still on the the hunt for Guerlain’s Rouge G in Madame Botifole which everyone seems to be out of!

Weekend plans: Take the kids to Disneyland and pack up all my Christmas decorations.

Favorite brunch dish: Pizza!

Haul: Nothing, yet; I actually got an email from MAC yesterday basically saying I forgot some items in my cart and should come purchase them, lol.

Weekend plans: Just going to use the weekend to relax, and of course, do some chores/errands.

Favorite brunch dish?: Frittatas! A piece of a frittata with some fruit on the side then iced tea or a mimosa to drink, and I’m in happy brunch land.

Happy first weekend of 2014! Mellan is so darling and dapper!

That bow tie looks really good on Mellan, Christine! 🙂

Haul: I haven’t had the time to go shopping since we got to Frankfurt, but I did order a few items from Selfridges. 😀

I got: Caudalie Divine Oil; Dior Addict Lipstick in Perfecto; Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II; Guerlain Les Voilettes Compact Powder in Light and Travel Touch Matt Powder in Mythic; Louise Young Super Foundation Brush; MAC Extra Dimension Blushes in Autoerotique and Pleasure Model, Extra Dimernsion Eyeshadows in Amorous Alloy and Silver Dawn, Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Fairly Precious; Tom Ford Cheek Color in Flush and Lip Color in Wild Ginger; YSL Collector Palette in Rosy Blush and Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 08 (Orange de Chine)

Weekend plans: We’re heading to Berlin tomorrow, and will be staying there for a week. 🙂

Favorite brunch dish?: Eggs Benedict, French Toast, or a caramelized onion quiche with Gruyere cheese. Yum!

Look who’s so spoiled and adorable! 🙂

Haul: A bareMinerals Smoky Eye Tutorial off eBay because it came with this very cool v-shaped brush that I’m hoping will make eyeshadowing easier for me. Also, Hourglass lipstick in Empress, a Wet n Wild palette from ACW, philosophy Supernatural foundation (the MA color tested me and it looked really nice on), Tom Ford lipstick in Bruised Plum (which I’m going to return because I think it is too similar to my Urban Decay Manic lipstick, and I don’t need a $50 dupe!), and two Physician Formula blushes (Ulta BOGO 50%), Sephora eyeliner and eyeshadow, and some bareMinerals eyeshadows that the jury is still out on because they might be too sparkly for me.

That might be it for me because my resolution is to strive for a no-to-very-little-buy for the year.

Weekend plans: Volunteering at the Humane Society with my husband and getting back into my Zumba classes.

Favorite brunch dish?: Um…everything. Brunch is my favorite meal! But I love all kinds of eggs benedict, stuffed French toast, waffles, croissant sandwiches…

Haul urban decay anarchy fase case
Nars kuala lumpor (sp) eyeshadow duo
Ysl glossy stain 15
Mac sweet heat shadow
Mac a natural flirt shadow
Mac at dusk blush
Weekend enjoy my last few days in Maui

Brunch eggs Benedict every time and if possible with a country sausage patty instead of the ham

I didn’t go out but my boyfriend got me a couple of lovely Milani blushes Luminouso and Rose D’oro with the cvs sale. Quite chipper abouts that. 🙂

Haul: Tarte Stop & Stare Eyeliner Set and It Cosmetics Discover It Kit. Drugstore skincare. Got more Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream–feels so wonderful! Bag Balm for hands (nurse said this was great if I soak my hands in water, then slather this stuff on, put on some cotton gloves overnight to let it do its work. I wash my hands several times an hour for work so hopefully this will be the miracle worker I need).

Weekend Plans: Purge! Clean! Want to start early bc Chinese New Year is looming just around the corner. Oh, and my birthday too. Maybe I should make plans for that. And errands…hopefully coffee with friends as well.

Favorite brunch dish? hot cereal–I prefer steel-cut oats. Also like eggs benedict–poached eggs on biscuits with avocado!

So cute <3

Haul: Elf Studio brush set (11 brushes), they're so soft and I heard some say they're just as good as mac but they don't shed hairs and are cruelty free 😉
Elf essential eye primer-hmmm, I haven't tested it yet but I heard it's good 😀

Plans: eat healthier and dance(jump around the house), drink a lot of green, echinacea and other teas

Hmmm, brunch…well, I've been waking up at noon and have my first meal then so I guess it's a brunch :)) a pretzel with a lot of sesame and orange juice.

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