Free for Haul Friday, Volume #223

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: My Origins’ order came last Friday, so technically not this week but I forgot to mention it!
  • Weekend plans: Another quiet weekend here at HQ 🙂  We’re going to get some sushi to-go tonight and watch a movie or comedy special. Low-key Valentine’s Day for us!
  • Favorite comfort food?:  Apple crisp a la mode

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Office buddy/foot warmer.  Sometimes he sits between my legs and puts his head in my lap (makes it hard to work…).


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Maddie Avatar

■Haul: I fInally caved in and puchased a couple of Revlon Matte Lip Balms. I say “finally” because I knew they were mint scented and I HATE mint, except for my gum and oral care products. I have to say though, minty-ness aside, they are AWESOME!
■Weekend plans: BF is cooking me dinner, and I have some fun planned involving chocolate…LOL! Work Sat morning, and then laziness and HW on Sunday!
■Favorite comfort food?: Anything disgustingly cheesy, and DESSERT!

Larissa Avatar

Haul: I’m respecting my no-buy for the rest of the month! But I did pick up a foundation sample for UD Naked Skin in 2.0. The match is….. pretty good. I think it’s slightly dark after it sets. But it definitely made my skin burn after 1 and a half hours of wear, and I’m pretty sure my pores ended up looking like huge gaping holes. A miss for me, sadly. Back to the drawing board.

Weekend Plans: Making a romantic dinner for the hubby and me. French Silk Pie is finished, mussels in white wine are ready to go, nice crusty French Bread set aside… Just need to set up the table and pour some glasses of bubbly and we’re good to go for tonight. 😀 Then I’ll watch the end of Men’s Figure Skating because I’m obsessed.

Favorite Comfort Food: A good, gooey, creamy mac and cheese with a side salad. Followed by a creamy chocolate dessert – ANY creamy chocolate dessert.

A. Mar Avatar

Haul: No beauty! A few things from H&M.
Weekend plans: Picking up my sister tomorrow. Weekend of movies! And organizing my pantry mess. Tonight, Valentine’s dinner. Which we still have not decided on. My daughter has fixated on Valentine’s this year. She’s 6. So candy and hearts appeals.
Favorite comfort food?: Avocado. On anything. Or without anything. So many avocados. Reminds me of home!

Tabitha Avatar

Haul: My Rihanna Viva La Glam Lipglass arrived on Tuesday. I also went and brought Revlon Colour burst Fire lip gloss with a gift voucher I got for my birthday.
Weekend plans: My boyfriend and I will be spending Valentines at his house eating Mexican Lasagna and being lazy. The rest of the weekend I am just going to watch films. Cant wait for a rest :).
Favorite comfort food?: Feta cheese baked in pitta bread.

molly88 Avatar

Haul: Not exactly a haul because I only got three things, but I’ll share anyway.
-Maybelline Master Hi-light Blush in Mauve (So gorgeous, very subtle shimmer)
-L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Nude Ballet and Coral Encore. I am not usually a nude lipstick kinda gal, but this looks so pretty with just a thin layer on the lips. The coral looks great too, but I’m going to wait until Spring to break it out.

Weekend Plans: My boyfriend and I are cooking a fancy meal together to celebrate Valentine’s Day this evening. Tomorrow we are having friends over to watch the Olympics, and we asked everyone to bring a drink from the country they will be rooting for. Should be a good time.

Favorite Comfort Food: I am a total foodie, but there is nothing like Kraft Mac n’ Cheese.

Jennisa Avatar

Haul: NYX glam eyeshadow sticks in Vibrant Amethyst and Divine Amber, NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red, Milani Shadow Eyez 12HR pencils in Royal Purple and Brown Deluxe, NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Trio in Sizzlin’ Samba and I ordered UD’s Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder during their 20% off sale. Excited for that and for the sample size Revolution lipstick!

Weekend plans: Lots of work (research, writing, meetings) to be done and dusted.

Favourite comfort food: Hmm this is difficult…it would usually be a toss up between berry cheesecake, warm fudge brownies (with nuts), key lime pie or even simple ginger snaps with hot chocolate. But lately, I’ve been loving mango smoothies (which is definitely healthier)! As far as local (West Indian) comfort food is concerned, I love cassava pone!

Lily Avatar

The only thing I bought this week was Clinique Cheek Bush in Ginger Pop.
Supper at BJ tonight, taking Rowdy and Bandit to the vet tomorrow for shots, and Mon see Monuments Men.

Happy Valentines Day to you, Shaun and Mellan!

grlnxdor Avatar

Haul: Last weekend I went to a CCS for the first time ever! Picked up MAC Face & Bod foundation, Lustreglass in Wonderstruck, Immortal Flower blush and the Nude Lip Bag by Rebecca Moses.

Weekend plans: Cooking, cleaning and doing my daughter’s taxes.

Favorite comfort food: Macaroni & Cheese

xamyx Avatar

Haul: NARS Multiple in Maldives; NARS single eyeshadow in Fuji, Bombshell, Namibia, & Mangrove; duos in Kauai, China Seas, Paris, Divine, & Egea; I also used the code for the Aigle Noir pencil & mini Orgasm illuminator.

Sonia Kashuk Duo-Fiber Kabuki Brush (I hope to find a backup); Maybelline Color Tattoos in Icy Mint & Seashore Frost (I meant to grab Sandy Shores, but ended up with 2 IM); Soho Blush Brush; NYX Eyeshadow Base in White Pearl; Maybelline Master Hi-Light in Pink Rose.

Plans: Hitting the mall, and hopefully not spend much money…

Comfort Food: Waffles & ice cream!

xamyx Avatar

I picked up Divine for the brown shade, which is*amazing*, not thinking I’d find the pink side very useful, but the 2 blended together is a gorgeous burgundy shade. I also expected Mangrove to be more yellow, but on my skintone, it leans more green; now I’m one step over to picking up Rated R, as I’m really digging the chartreuse… I’ve been just staring at the glory of Kauai, afraid to even swatch it, as to not ruin its pristine beauty, LOL!

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

I love these weekly photos and facts about Mellan 🙂

Haul: Some Covergirl make-up and a new CC cream from Olaz (or Olay in the US I guess :-))

Weekend plans: Not sure. Better be good! All depends on boyfriend.

Favorite comfort food?: Oh that’s a no brainer, chocolate!

Rikki Avatar

My Tumblr friend was selling MAC Dear Diary and Candy Yum Yum TOGETHER for $8, so I jumped on that deal and got those in the mail yesterday. I’m still waiting on my Smitten Chromalust to come in the mail.

I’ve been snowed in since Wednesday so my plans continue to be to wait until the snow melts away in the apartment complex parking lot.

Rikki Avatar

I did wear it! It’s on my instagram (rikkipoynter) if you want to see it on! I was too lazy to do a “good camera” photo, lmao. It’s what I want to include in a “fresh spring” makeup tutorial I have planned in the near future!

Janelle Avatar

Haul: I got some NYC Color Wheels and some Wet n’ Wild lippies. When I am going to be doing a new highlighter color (rose glow, pink glow) or new lip color I like to try out a cheap brand to ensure that I will get mileage out of it before I buy an HE brand. I do have my eye on that new LE Hourglass Highlighter that seems peachy pink.

Weekend Plans: I have a work training in San Francisco (this is my second trip The City this year which is a record for me!!) so I am going to go to Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom’s check out some things and hopefully have a Spring Haul. I am also going to go to Lush now that my bathroom remodel is done!!!

Favorite Comfort Food: Macaroni and Cheese!!!

Sylirael Avatar

Gotta love a cute furry foot warmer! 😀 a friend’s dog always used to come and sit at my feet, under the table when we played board games. Only problem was, that dog was super flatulent! T_T

Haul: a ‘buy one get one free’ sale finally happened, so I picked up a couple of Revlon glosses I’ve been eyeballing for like 6 months 😛

Weekend Plans: I have two thesis chapters due Monday, so… *sigh*

Favourite comfort food: SNAP! Mine is home made apple crumble with milk :-). 😀

Pteetsa Avatar

Happy Valentine’s Day, Christine! I really like the new Dupe List.

I want to grab Mellan’s velvety ears and kiss his big adorable head! My cats like to “help” me work, too, by walking back and forth in front of the monitor, and then lying down on my mouse hand. Well, that’s one. The other one likes to paw my face and meow at me when he wants dinner! The third is too little and old to get up on the desk!

Haul: Bite in Clementine – so pretty, and I like the texture a lot! NARS Na Pali Multiple – my first Multiple and I love the color, but the jury is still out as it might be too dark and glittery for me (I’m pretty fair – NC15). LORAC on sale at Sephora 🙂 – cream eyeliners and Cobra mascara. The Cobra mascara is kind of gimmicky, but at least it was 50% off! 🙂 And elf foundation, which is very nice. I discovered that my local CVS carries NYX, whoo hoo!

Weekend plans: My husband is taking me out to dinner tonight for V-Day, but he won’t tell me where! Saturday, volunteering at the Humane Society with the dh, and probably just cleaning and laundry the rest of the weekend. 🙂

Favorite comfort food?: McDonald’s! I also love pasta and pizza.

Bre Avatar

@ Sephora Bite Beauty Vivid lip duo, Smashbox Electric Pink Matte lippie, Ardency Inn Twist lippie
@ CCO MAC Nicki Viva Glam & Coral Bliss lippie, Smashbox Pink Petal lippie

Weekend plans:
Heading home finally, I’m stuck outside of Philadelphia @ my mommy’s house. When I get home play with my babies rent some movies thru Redbox & take meds. ..Lol my mom is driving me crazy! !

Fav comfort food:
Hmmm I love Cake moist yummy chocolate or yellow cake no icing.

Rachel Avatar

Haul: YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige & #2 Sensual Silk. Some Leather Look Leggings from ASOS and some really hot heels to wear for Valentines Dinner tonight (they’re black 4 inch heels with that simple strap across the toes and then an ankle strap that has a bar of gold hardware on it) also from ASOS; they’re the Hideout Heeled Sandals).

Weekend Plans: Valentines Dinner tonight at a Flamenco show/dinner place. Homework the rest of the weekend (the usual when you’re a grad student)

Favorite Comfort Food: Its a tossup between my mom’s apple pie, spaghetti with marinara sauce, or a traditional southern bbq dinner with ribs or brisket, collard greens, corn on the cob and mashed potatoes.

tzwiggy Avatar

I was going to say that I wish I had a dog between my legs, but that sounds so, so wrong, lol! I definitely wouldn’t mind having a Mellan head in my lap!

Hourglass Eyeshadow Duo in Exhibition
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light (the only one I was missing)
Illamasqua Powder Blush in Tweak and Excite
MUFE Eyeshadows in 84, 35, 139, 9, 79, 127, 162, 47 and 160
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Laced (backup), Maui Wowie, Rockstar, Psychedelic Sister and Mildew
Urban Decay Naked2 palette
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Apricot, Bronze, Pink Quartz and Rose
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink, Violet Ink and Ivy Shimmer Ink
Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner in Noir
Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black (backup)
Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Black Ebony (backup)
Sleek i-Divine palettes in Vintage Romance and Storm
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Shimmermint, Appletini, Twilight, Sensuous, Hipster, Homecoming, Moondust, Taupe Notch, Burlesque, Dirty Martini and Poison Ivy
Z Palettes: 1 medium black and 1 large crocodile burgundy

Weekend plans: Study! Always study 🙁

Favorite comfort food?: Mac & cheese! Oooh and Indian Food! Any kind of Indian food really. Butter chicken=YUM!

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

Haul: All 18 of the Coastal Scents Forever blushes from their 50% flash sale. For the price of two blush I was eyeing at Sephora I think I did good. 😉

Weekend plans: I’ve been in wig styling mode the past week and I’m still styling!!! Photo’s will be going up on Tuesday or Wednesday for the contest. *_*

Favorite comfort food?: Grilled cheese sandwich.

Lisa Avatar

Haul: I took advantage of the Urban Decay FF sale and bought Naked skin foundation, 69 lip liner, and Perversion liquid liner. My order from theBalm should also arrive this week; I bought Frat Boy blush, Cabana Boy blush, and Cindy Lou-manizer.

Weekend plans: This weekend it’s the usual, reading, studying, writing. But tonight will be a quiet evening at home with the boyfriend. We’ll probably order a pizza, have a few beers and watch a movie or two.

Favorite comfort food?: Pizza

Elle Jaye Avatar

Haul: Did some damage for my birthday last weekend. I got Sephora and Ulta giftcards from my friends and family so from Sephora, I picked up the Lorac Pro Palette (finally), NARS Exhibit A blush, a Sephora eyeshadow palette, some Peter Thomas Roth skincare (I am loving the oilless oil so far), and some soap & glory goodies. From Ulta, I got some NYX lippies, Body Shop body butter, and some Iman foundation sticks for highlighting and contouring. I also stopped by MAC to get Superb mineralized skin finish and some staples -prolongwear concealer and Saddle eyeshadow.

Weekend plans: Post birthday/Vday plans with my parents

Favorite comfort food: Homemade mac n cheese or mashed potatoes. Any potatoes actually. I had fries and gravy last night 🙂

Denise S. Avatar

Haul: Today I got my order from Urban Decay in the mail.Finally got a few Revolution Lipsticks since they were 20% off. I got F-Bomb, Catfight and 69. Hopefully they aren’t too similar in color!

Weekend Plans: I ordered some Flounder from the grocery store to make a nice seafood dinner for me and hubby tonight, Later this weekend we’ll probably hit one of our favorite restaurants . I might do a little shopping later today. I want a pair of AG Adriano Goldschmied black skinny jeans so bad!

Favorite comfort food: Cherry pie, Caramel popcorn or butter popcorn, fried chicken with potato salad!

keG Avatar

haul-some of the new formula x for Sephora polishes
weekend-visiting my dad in the hospital-his status is very tenuous after breaking his hip in front of a 7-11. He is 84 and his dementia has been a little worse after this operation….and he is battling physical complications as well.
comfort food- a hot turkey sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes

Mariella Avatar

Haul: Nothing. I was actually going to go to Sephora on my way home from school but I was just too tired to face the mall! Hard to believe (I wonder if I’m getting sick!!). On my list though were the Sephora Professional Concealer Brush, a full-sized bottle of Boscia Tsubaki Oil and possibly one of the new Clinique “Pop” blushes.

Weekend plans: It’s Family Day Weekend here in Canada (I was actually going to take today off as well and make it a 4 day weekend but one of my favourite schools was desperate for someone to fill in and I couldn’t say “No”). A special Valentine’s Day Partners Yoga and Massage class tonight, followed by coffee and dessert out. Tomorrow, my MIL is coming for dinner and to watch Doc Martin with us. In the day, it’ll be the gym and a favourite yoga class. The rest of the time, we’re just going to take it easy and really relax (I hope).

Favourite comfort food: maybe macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and preferably by someone other than ME.

Veronica Avatar

Haul: Nothing at the moment, as I’m waiting for a big online order to come in. I’ve got samples of Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturizer in Alabaster and Porcelain to try, as I’m thinking of switching permanently from foundation to TM. (I’m fortunate to have good skin and don’t need the coverage, y’know? Just a good base.)

Weekend Plans: Laze around the house and recover from the cold my coworker gave me, ugh. 😐 I may drop by to see friends on Saturday/Sunday, as they’re now in the final few weeks of the wife’s pregnancy and wanted to see me before sleep becomes only a gentle memory. 😛

Favorite comfort food: BREAD. I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s good. I’m gonna toast it and butter it, and life will be good.

Veronica Avatar

Honestly, if I didn’t love blush so much, I’d skip foundation all together and just touch up with concealer. As it is, I can’t justify leaving Chanel and NARS blushes sitting around unused. 😛

Kristi Avatar

Haul: I ordered the UD Vice 2 palette and the Vintage Heavy Metal liners in Stagedive, Midnight Cowboy and Catfight on the 20% off FF sale. I finally caught the Fyrinnae website up and running so I ordered Pixie Epoxy and loose eyeshadows: Polar Bear, Peppermint Vodka, Mermaid Masquerade & Velveteen Werewolf. This will be my first time trying their products, hoping I’ll like them!

Weekend plans: Just working, again, but tomorrow will be overtime which I need to pay for this make-up addiction!

Favorite comfort food: Kraft macaroni & cheese (must be classic Kraft, no modifications!)

Chris25 Avatar

Haul: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless.

Weekend plans: Staying warm during this horrid snowy weekend, and homework.

Favorite comfort food?: French fries, and anything covered in cheese. I would sell my grandmother for a block of cheese. 🙂

Leticia Avatar

Haul: Nothing 🙁
Weekend plans: Do some cleaning at home; dinner with my boyfriend
Favorite comfort food: Chocolate in almost any form – a bar, Kisses, ice cream, brownie…

Mellan’s look is irresistible… can you concentrate on work with his adorable face on your lap??
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the whole Temptalia team :D!!

Bella Avatar

Haul: Yesterday I got the Stila Smudge Sticks in Deep Fuschia and Turquoise, plus a big order from Kryolan should be arriving tomorrow!

Weekend Plans: Hopefully a belated Valentine’s with the boyfriend sometime.

Favorite Comfort Food: Tabouleh and lamb.

CeeBee Avatar

Haul: The Balm Balm Voyage palette, a Tangle Teezer compact travel brush, Sleek face form kit in Fair, Sleek Plush lipstick, TheBalm Cindy Lou-Manizer and a couple of RT brushes.

Weekend plans: A champagne picnic by the river with my hubby and a games afternoon with friends on Sunday.

Favourite comfort food: Macaroni cheese (made from scratch of course) or freshly baked bread and butter with my homemade chicken soup.

CeeBee Avatar

Well, I’m the type of person that has at least 7 different sorts of cheese in the house at any one time, so it varies.

But most often, edam and parmesan with a little bit of aged cheddar (if I haven’t eaten it all already) and if I’m going fancy, a little bit of fresh rosemary and some white truffle oil, SO GOOOOOOD 😀

Maggie Avatar

Haul: UD lipsticks in Venom, Rapture, and Protest. UD lipliner in Venom, Buxom Menace lipstick, NYX green correctors and KVD Ladybird palette. The days are FINALLY looking more like winter here so I’m looking forward to wearing these darker shades despite it being officially spring ^_^.

Weekend Plans: hanging out with family. Should be food and fun.

Favorite Comfort Food: Noodles in soup–of nearly any kind (minestrone, wonton noodle soup, miso ramen, beef pho, etc.). Bread. Chamomile tea. Dark Chocolate. Oatmeal. =)

Jade Avatar

Haul: Repurchased Garnier Oil-Free BB Cream. I’m seriously in love with it, I haven’t used ANYTHING else since bought my original tube. It lives up to every claim on the box (which is funny because I didn’t read the box the first time lol) except for the “improving your skin over time” claim. I don’t care, I just want a solid base product, not a miracle!
Weekend plans: The boy and I went out for dinner in Chinatown last night, then wandered around the Fringe Arts Festival. We had a really good time!
Favorite comfort food?: Honestly? I don’t have one… This is bad LOL but a gin & tonic!!

Nicole Avatar

Haul: I was on a no-buy until yesterday and placed an clinique order to receive the cheek blosh in berry pop. I hope i will be delivered on Monday.

Weekend plans: I went to a thermomix cooking show on Friday with my bff, configurated my dads new notebook today and recover from my cold this week. Oh and I gave myself a valentines present: a ticket to see Lady Gaga in Colone in October. I am so happy to get a ticket.

Comfort food: Pasta

Aida Avatar

Haul: I’m proud to say NOTHING he he he

Weekend plans: Tomorrow we’re going hiking on a new (to us) trail, it’s supposed to be beautiful and only 3 miles. Our usual hiking trail is 5 miles long, but lately my right hip has been getting sore after aprox 3.5 miles, so we’re taking it easy with only 3 miles tomorrow. It’s supposed to be a beautiful day :). Other than that, we plan to watch House of Cards, season 2. It’s finally up on Netflix!

Favorite comfort food? Gosh, I have so many LOL. If I had to pick one… Either something with lots of chocolate or some delicious pastry, something with lots of blueberries (fyi, the fruit tart from Whole Foods are out of this world!)… Now you’re making my moth water ;).

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