Free for Haul Friday, Volume #225

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: MAC Mineralize Lipsticks + Glasses
  • Weekend plans: MAC reviews!
  • Last thing you ate or drank?:  Latte!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Saw these and had to get them for a FFHF photo! Mellan is a total saint to put up with me! (You can find the set on Amazon.)

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Awww, those socks 😀 My lab often had to put up with my costume frenzies as well. I once put a sombrero on her head and put her in a poncho, then another time I put a batman cape and a mask on her… and she just always patiently waited and let me take her picture… 🙂

Haul: MAC Mineralize products and Revlon blush.

Weekend plans: Tuxedo shopping with the boyfriend. God help me…

Last thing you ate or drank?: I had weetabix with nuts and dried fruit + milk for lunch. sweet!

Haul- YSL Rouge Volupte glosses, MAC lipglasses, Jack Black lip balm.
Weekend Plans- I’m going to visit my brother.
Last thing you drank? Orange Juice

Hahaha Mellan looks so blue in this photo!

Haul: My Rouge Bunny Rouge order arrived! Got the two new eyeshadows, including a pretty bronzy antique gold!

Weekend plans: I’m coming down with a cold (sucks!), so I’ll probably just rest and hope it’s gone by Monday.

Last thing you ate or drank? Ginger infusion. I drink a lot of it on a daily basis, but now I’m hoping it’ll help with this burning sensation in my throat.

Haul: Sugarpill order came in. *_* If only Lime crime would do another sale during the year other then Black Friday. >_<

Weekend plans: Dad's B-day celebration.

Last thing you ate or drank?: Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream last night.

I showed my boyfriend last week’s picture of Mellan and he proceeded to spend 15 minutes going through out FFHF posts to see more photos! He loves dogs and really wants to get one… maybe someday in the near future we’ll be able to.

My goodness, what a goooooooorgeous dog. I swear he just sit there waiting for you to take a picture, he is like one of those guy that know they are good looking. LOL

haul-ordered MAC mineralize glass in New Love and Got Style, and lipstick in Bold Spring
weekend-visit my dad-he had a setback in the hospital, but seems to be getting a little better
last thing I ate-breakfast- raisin and spice oatmeal made with lowfat milk

■Haul: Two giant Forever 21 orders (spring goodies!), a draped blouse from ebay, a black circle skirt from Dorothy Perkins, and three Milani Color Statement Lipsticks! (Teddy Bare, Naturally Chic, Nude Creme) I know, I’ve been bad.
■Weekend plans: Working some overtime to make up for all the money spent! lol
■Last thing you ate or drank?: A cafe au lait.

Haul: I’ve been on a stick concealer binge lately so I just picked up the L’Oreal True Match version to compare it to the Revlon Photo Ready and CoverGirl Fix Stick ones I already have. I think I’m being anal retentive about this but I’ve noticed the sticks tend to brighten better, even if they aren’t as hydrating as anything else I’m using. I also am planning a Sephora haul at the mall this weekend: an Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer (you see what I mean about obsessed with concealer sticks!), Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube, or I might downsize on my makeup splurge so that I finally cave and buy Murad’s Instant Radiance Eye Cream, which is the only cream that has ever worked on my eyes. (I just wince at the $68 price tag.)

Weekend plans: a mall trip and a party tonight at my uncle’s. It’s his fiancée’s birthday, so we’re overwhelming her with the entire family at once. XD And after that I fully plan on not emerging from the house on Sunday because it looks like we’ll get snowed on again. I’m beginning to hate winter!

Last thing you ate or drank?: I had a mocha latte at Starbucks with soy milk and no whipped cream. (I can’t have lactose, and trying to say “with soy milk and no whip” is always fun when you’re half asleep!)

Mellan looks adorable in the little booties! XD

Haul: I finally bought some of the Dior cream shadows: Aventure, Cosmos and Hypnotique. I really want Millennium, too. I also got a Formula X polish, Ignite, which is the perfect color of cherry red I’ve been looking for, but unfortunately the brush is all funky, so I need to go exchange it :(. Skindinavia had a sale with free shipping and two extras, so I bought a bottle of the original setting spray (they’re out for delivery, yay). Oh and I also got an OPI polish, Red Hot Rio from eBay.

Weekend plans: On Saturday we’re going to see the new exhibit at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), “Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door” and dinner downtown afterward. Probably hiking on Sunday.

Last thing you ate or drank?: Haven’t eaten anything yet, still drinking my latte :).

Nothing yet. Next week I’m on the hunt for those Milani rose blushes. (Is 2014 the year of the blush or something?)

Weekend Plans:
– Continue with my newest craft project, the makeup brush bandolier. Little hip pouches are cool but I want to feel like an action hero when I decide to put makeup on myself/others on the run. Maybe I’ll fit a tiny pouch/holster area for brush cleaner or disposable makeup/cleanup applicators.
– Do my next weekend look for my blog.
– Meet up with friends and house party.

Last thing you ate or drank?
I ate a bowl of multi-grain Cheerios with 1% milk. Still drinking coffee.

Haul; I went a little cray cray! 10 Hakuhodo Brushes (should get them tomorrow eep!), 2 sets of sigma brushes and their F86 Brush, and an elf order

Weekend plans: Catch up on my sleep

Last thing you ate or drank?: Water

1 x 210 Blush Brush round
1 x J116 Highlight Brush Round & Flat
1 x G5545BkSL Blush Brush round
1 x G5522BkSL Eye Shadow Brush Tapered
1 x J142 Eye Shadow Brush Round
1 x J5529 Eye Shadow Brush Tapered
1 x BJ142 Eye Shadow Brush Round
1 x J146 Eye Shadow Brush Round
1 x J5523 Eye Shadow Brush Round & Flat
1 x J533 Eye Shadow Brush Tapered
1 x G544 Powder & Liquid L round/flat

so excited!

Mellan looks sooooo cute today!!!

Haul: BIRTHDAY HAUL FOR ME! Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion; Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Style in Nude No. 4 (It was an Hourglass kind of week, what can I say?); Too Faced La Crème Lipstick in Juicy Melons; Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation in 01 Beige Pale!
Weekend plans: The husband is taking me out to a winery tonight for a fancy pants wine pairing dinner for my birthday! Tomorrow I’m going out with a group of old friends. And Sunday will be spent mostly relaxing and doing house chores… sigh.
Last thing you ate or drank?: My lunch. Toasted sandwich with cheddar cheese, smoked turkey, and guacamole, plus a granny smith apple. Super delicious!

Haul: Nothing, but if the rain lets up a bit, I’m going to try to track down some of the Maybelline Spring LE products.

Plans: See above, LOL!

Ate/drank: Coca-cola… I’m an addict!

Haul: L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream, Jack Black Balm Squad Set.
Weekend plans: Setting up a new desk and getting some writing done!
Last thing you ate or drank?: Cashews. I have the strongest craving for strawberries today. It may be time to go to the store.

A saint indeed! Mellan’s head deserves a pat or two. 😀

Haul: Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in “Be Pretty” Antigua; Chanel Le Vernis in Lotus Rouge, Jardin de Camelias Illuminating Powder, and Joues Contraste in Sakura; Dior Diorblush in Corail Bagatelle, Diorific Lipstick in Violet Tattoo, and Rouge Dior in 999.

Weekend plans: Go for a drive down south and visit an organic farm.

Last thing you ate or drank?: Starbucks’ Iced Caramel Macchiato with hazelnut syrup and a slice of Oreo Cheesecake.

Oh, sorry. Believe me, I had a hard time choosing between blueberry cheesecake and Oreo cheesecake. Haha!

By the way, I’m totally blaming you for my purchase of Jardin de Camelias Illuminating Powder, Christine. 😀

Mellan wearing baby clothes is killing me. So cute.
Haul: I ordered from Sephora (Clinique Berry Pop, Sephora Lunar Eclipse, and OCC John Doe. Your reviews of the former two convinced me and I am so happy with them, thank you!), Ulta (some pointed cotton swabs, a NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel, and their version of a Beauty Blender), and Amazon (a bunch of other BB dupes because I want to do a comparison of them).
Weekend plans: Go up to my grandma’s house in Santa Maria with my parents, brother, boyfriend, and dog to celebrate my mom’s 50th birthday! There’s going to be fooood and I am tasked with taking pictures. 😀
Last thing I ate/drank: Breakfast of egg whites, toast with jelly, and bacon, with a mug of cold mocha.

Haul: no MU, but I did buy a scarf from Free People

Weekend Plans: Busy weekend! Going down to Long Beach Friday night for the boyf’s grandfather’s 90th bday. Then back up to Los Angeles for a thing I have to do Saturday from 8:30-3 at my Master’s program, then drive back down to Long Beach for more bday festivities, then back up to Hollywood to go to an Oscar Party. I also have to find a large box and some red paint because for the Oscar party, we have to dress up as one of the Best Picture nominees, so I’m going to be the Operating System from Her (I’m going to wear a painted red box bc the background of the operating system was a reddish color with a log on it lol).

Last thing you ate or drank: chicken broth because I have a sore throat 🙁

Hehe, Mellan’s face! It’s like, “Can I take them off now, Mom?” Doggie faces get me every time – if I had one they would be so spoiled! They would get away with anything….

Haul – A couple of Milani lipsticks, Fruit Punch and Naturally Chic. Also, I am awaitingmy Smashbox Full Exposure palette, which I got for $29, thanks to my Birchbox points+coupon code. Pretty happy about that! I don’t actually have a lot of matte neutrals.
Weekend plans – Probably some sewing, cleaning, hanging out with friends. Nothing to big or exciting!
Last thing I ate or drank – Currently drinking some nommy hot cocoa! The real stuff with milk, cocoa, sugar and vanilla, not the powder mix! 😀

Mellan is honestly too cute for his own good. I don’t know how you stand it! 😀 I’ve never had a dog, but so e friends of the family had a golden lab galled Honey – whenever we went over, Honey used to come and curl up at my feet for the whole time- she moved with me wherever I went; even curled up politely outside the door when I went to the bathroom!

Haul: does it count if I pledged for the special edition of a book that my favourite artist ever (Rebecca Guay) is making of her art through Kickstarter? So excited!!

Weekend plans: ballet, thesis, and promoting the aforementioned Kickstarter (I’m not affiliated with her, I just *really* like her art, LOL)

Last thing you ate: a home-made Tollhouse cookie!:-D

Haul: Nothing 🙁
Weekend plans: We’ll see how it goes – whenever I try to make plans in advance, things don´t work out!
Last thing I ate or drank: Some papaya and I’m about to eat a tangerine!

Mellan’s look is adorable!! Like he’s thinking “all right, mom, one more picture…..” Such a good boy!!

Haul: nothing (I’ve been to busy to get out shopping and it’s been too bloody cold!)
Weekend plans: youngest is home from uni after mid-terms so we’ll hang out
Last thing you ate or drank: I just got in the door and treated myself to a home made brownie! I’m just brewing some coffee (should have had them together but couldn’t wait).

This weeks haul – from Sephora: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuschia in Excess, Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing oil, Anastasia DipBrow pomade and brush, Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Diffused, Jack Black Lemon & Chamomile lip balm
Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows in Pure Nude, Nude Compliment, Sleek and Spice and Caramel Cool – so excited for these! they are gorgeous!

Haul: Only some boring skincare products. Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA and Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

Weekend plans: Study

Last thing you ate or drank?: Just finished dinner! Medium rare steak (tenderloin :D) with mushrooms and onions and baked potatoes with butter and sour cream. YUM!

Haul: No makeup, but I did get two shirts: one from Wet Seal, and a velvet multi-patterned one from Miss Sixty.

Weekend plans: I have a paper to write for European politics. Blah.

Last thing you ate or drank?: Chocolate chip walnut oatmeal cookies.

Hauled @ Ulta last Sat. What readers may want to know: CARGO is leaving + will pop up @ KOHL”S. This, per a SA. The SA knew of no plans for them to take on Korres m/u, so thanks for the online link. How the mighty have fallen! Cargo started as exclusive to Barney’s, IM recollection. They had mark-downs. 2 purple e/s, 1 neutral pink e/s, the Paris lippie from XMAS (med cool red, slightly rose), the HD lip primer. Also the Too Faced Borderline anti-feather liner. The last two were major needed + I can wear gloss again!! Yay! Sucks to get old. Caved on the UD basics, which is very useful, both for looks + blending. I gave that @ XMAS X 2-3, + never got one. A Cargo sheer bronwy/burgundy gloss + a d/c’d Almay bush/highlighter combo that works as all-over face color. Hello to never-wandering lip color! Passed on the Naked 3, but not forever.
Plans: catch up on evaluations for day job.
Last ate: or will be soon, 1/2 pork chop w/ north african seasoning, baked potato, + a bit of Trader Joe’s mixed veggies. No limas, no green beans, a bit of cauliflower. Love that, esp. the deletion of the limas, which I can only swallow whole. Mature, I know.

Didn’t reply to the last dropped, but since it’s dog-related, it can count on a Fri. Dropped JB in grapefruit-ginger, without noticing, fell off table. Jussi Sperling (Jack Sparrow in German B+T SH tweener dachshund) must have gotten the name connection. He had it hidden in his floor throw nest, with tooth marks! Resuscitated it with an alcohol swab down+ clear packing tape, just in case + did not lose a drop. He always sniffs my eye make-up, even pushes up the glasses. I think he likes UD best, too!

Isn’t that crazy? From Barney’s to Kohl’s!

Happy to hear that Too Faced’s anti-feathering lip liner is working for you and you can wear gloss again. How fun it will be to rediscover your gloss collection!

Mellan only seems to really love body care products… if they’re scented, then he really wants to lick, lol!

LOL, he doesn’t look quite as thrilled to be tolerating those paw mittens in this picture.

Haul: L’Oreal eyeliner in Highlighter (very pretty rose-gold shade), Maybelline Color Tattoo in Nude Compliment, Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs lipstick in Nude Embrace, Urban Decay eyeshadow in Bust, Cetaphil SPF50 moisturizer, NYX cream concealer (yellow corrector), Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick in 01

Weekend Plans: Ugh, super busy…working for part of the weekend and preparing for the winter storm headed our way. I was in D.C. today with a group speaking on issues with healthcare legislation, then had to drive back tonight to make it to work by 10 p.m. It’s been a busy week, and the weekend isn’t looking much better. 9_9

Last thing you ate or drank? Caesar salad with Pepsi Max. (I need the caffeine o_o)

Good luck, Christine. 🙁 Most of the displays I’ve seen are wiped clean, particularly of the Color Tattoos. I’ve hit at least 4-5 stores trying to find Nude Compliment and only got lucky when I snagged it while we were passing through Maryland on the way home. It’s a shame these are LE – the line could really use neutrals like this! I haven’t worn my version yet, but most of the reviews I’ve seen popping up seem to suggest these are an improvement from the summer collection, returning to the permanent formula. I’m wearing it tomorrow, so I’ll add a comment stating how I liked it. I’m still wavering overly whether I may pick up the beige shade – I think it would make a pretty highlighter!

They’re actually starting to pop up fairly commonly around here, but it really depends on the store. CVS got their displays earlier than everyone else, while Rite Aid got everything BUT the Color Tattoos, and Ulta hasn’t yet seen hide nor hair of the collection. I’m kind of disappointed these shades are LE because they would actually do well to go permanent – the line could really use more neutral selection.

Tried out Nude Compliment today, and I LOVE it. Very pretty taupe – it’s not as warm-toned as it appears in the jar, so it pulls a nice neutral-cool on my skin. It also wears beautifully with none of the patchiness or opacity problems of the last LE collection. I really hope you get to find these soon. I can see why they’re selling so fast. 🙂

Haul: My Sleek order got here! Ordered the Garden of Eden and Vintage Romance Palettes and a Eau La La Liner in Sand Dune to try. Picked up a couple of Milani lipsticks, Orange-Gina and Rose Femme. I got a Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm in Provocateur and Super Lusterous Lip Gloss in Snow Pink. a few days ago I received my order of Anastasia Dipbrow pomade in Auburn along with the #eleven billybBeauty brush (from Beautylish). I love love love the Dipbrow!!!! It works perfect for me and stays on so well!!!

Weekend Plans: Relax, laundry, dinner with the boyfriend tomorrow night.

Last thing I ate: Carmel delights Girl Scout cookies 🙂

Haul: Illamasqua Heroine eyeshadow, Illamasqua skin base foundation, Illamasqua Androgen pigment, Illamasqua Blusher brush (so soft!), Laura Mercier caviar stick in grey pearl, 3x NYX butter gloss (apple strudel, meringue and eclair), Real Techniques Sam’s Picks kit, Bumble and bumble un-dressing cream, Bdellium brush 985, 785, 757, UD 24-7 Native lip liner, MAC mineralize l/s in dreaminess, first aid beauty 5 in 1 face cream SPF 30. (I swear this week isn’t typical for me)
Weekend plans: Study, avoid studying by sleeping and hopefully cleaning.
Last thing you ate or drank?: Fresca!

Haul: I’ve been a bad baad girl this week (just making sure my husband doesn’t come in while I’m typing this!) Got the YSL LE eyeshadow palette for spring, the naked 3 eyeshadow palette, a shu uemura eyelash curler thingy and an eyebrow pencil by clinique and now I’m going to try sneaking them upstairs without getting caught…
Weekend plans: Have just caught up with some friends we haven’t seen in awhile who’ve moved into their lovely new home. Gonna blob the rest of the weekend.
Last thing I ate or drank: Fish and chips and a glass of wine. Yum.

The jury is out on the palette as I’ve only worn it once. The colours are a lot shearer than I thought they’d be although I’ve found that if you mix the bright pink with the really dark colour it comes out the loveliest purple.
All the colours are truly pretty tho’, I’ve just got to experiment a bit more is all! (Especially as I’m trying to justify the $100 (NZ) I’ve spent on it. Gonna go lie down now, someone pass me the smelling salts!)

Haul: Z-Palettes (Extra Large & Small), OCC Lip Tar in Pool Boy, Mixing Palette & Spatula, Laqa&Co Minis, Mehron Intense Shadows Palette in Fire
Weekend plans: Finishing what Netflix has on White Collar, starting my new physical therapy stretches, hooping, and blog organizing. Whew.
Last thing you ate or drank?: Diet Coke.

haul: I caved and purchased two Real Techniques brush sets during the Ulta sale! I’m desperate for brushes, lol. I got a pot of Essence gel eyeliner, too! I hope they get here soon.

weekend plans: work Saturday, then Sunday off and OUT FOR SUSHI FOR DINNER! yesssssssss so excited.

last thing I ate was pancakes, and I’m gonna go eat more pancakes now before work!

I’m currently in the pre-haul google stage.

I’ve driven myself nuts trying to find a warm neonish red/almost orange tint that everyone and their uncle seems to be wearing but I can’t find it. I’ve seen five people wearing it in past and I wish I hadn’t gone past them thinking I’ll easily find a dupe. All tints I’ve swatched end up being too cool or just plain orange. It would be easier if I wasn’t off lipsticks/glosses.

I’m probably going to end up with the OCC tar minis set and giorgio armani high precision retouch (because I <3 <3 their corrector). It is the only thing that doesn't go grey on my #00000 dark circles so I'm hoping this concealer will meld together with the corrector to become my holy grail dark circle superhero.

I drink a glass of milk everyday (with a dash of coffee, of course) so there's a 90% chance that I drank that last.

Haul: Nothing yet! Planning my next purchase.
Weekend plans: Last night I went out for drinks with friends. Today will be spent eating Chinese takeout watching films.
Last thing I ate/drank: English fry up and Strawberry Lucozade

Haul: 2x Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (love using this with a cloth in the shower)
Weekend plans: Visiting a bathroom exhibition, looking for spring/summer cloth and celebrating “Fastnacht” tomorrow.
Last thing you ate or drank?: It was a tall decaf lactose-free white coffee mocha with cream from Starbucks.

Here in Germany you get lactose-free milk at Starbucks for about 2 – 3 years. Not every bar / cafe offers lactose-free milk yet, but many do.

Those boots are so adorable!! Thank you for sharing Mellan 🙂 I’d love to get them but my two year old Shepherd would eat them and my two year old daughter would want to wear them LOL!!!

So they’d do double duty 😉

LOL! I only had ’em on Mellan long enough for photos, but I didn’t have him wear them for long. He probably wouldn’t mind the bib, but the booties, he’d nibble at or remove!

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