Free for Haul Friday, Volume #232

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Nothing this week!
  • Weekend plans: Try to de-stress a bit, but otherwise, I have a long to-do list to get through.
  • Favorite song right now?:  Broods “Bridges”

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Another one from him enjoying his new spring toys!

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Haul: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne plus a huge handful of free deluxe samples of her other fragrances, Kate Somerville Exfolikate, Kate Somerville Age Arrest Overnight Hydrating Mask, Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (repurchase)
Weekend plans: Easter stuff. Baking tons of stuff, like babka and something for dessert. Setting up patio furniture. Cleaning up the garden. Grilling some chicken.
Favorite song right now?: Anything by Lorde

It is so gorgeous. It starts off with a nice, bright, tart blackberry scent, and it dries down into a quite verdant and pleasant brambly leaf smell. It’s like a dewy blackberry field on a summer morning, and it’s SO me… blackberries were and are my favorite fruit, and as a child it was my favorite to pick straight out of the farm fields (I live in a rural area). I haven’t bought it yet, but I have samples of Nectarine Blossom and Honey that smells divine layered with Blackberry and Bay. That, safe to say, is going to become my signature scent. I’m totally certain.

If you haven’t tried any Jo Malones yet, Christine, you should give it a go! They are simple and very pure scents, and they are wonderful on their own, but the magic really comes when you figure out how you like to layer the components. I love the creativity and individuality of Jo Malone fragrances! But the problem is, once you have one, you just want to collect them all…. D’oh!

Haul: Just a revlon nail polish and NYX’s eyebrow cake powder stuff.
Weekend plans: Running errands and hanging out with some friends. 😀
Favorite song right now?: “Brother” by Avicii.

Oh, I also got a wonder woman tin case that was on sale at Micheal’s xD. It was in the original comic book style so I had to snag it up. 🙂

Haul: I picked up an OCC Pool Boy pencil, MAC Playland lipstick, MAC Happy Go Lucky lipstick, MAC All Fired Up lipstick, MAC Lady Danger lipstick and MAC Pure Silliness and Brightside glosses.

Weekend plans: I’d love lots of sleep but since it’s Easter weekend I doubt that’ll happen lol

Favorite song: I’m obsessed with Beyonce’s Rocket song lol

Btw your dog is sooo adorable! He looks so precious cuddled up with his new toys lol

Haul: I finally made the leap into my first Guerlain purchase – an eyeshadow quad!
Weekend Plans: My dad’s birthday, not sure exactly.
Favourite song right now: Been listening to Cloud Nothing’s new album. Also, I’m kind of addicted to the opening song of this anime called Noragami…

Les Fauves – I caved when I realised I was basically looking for individual dupes for all the colours in the palette anyway, so I may as well just get it all in one convenient place. 🙂 I think it’s different in the US, but in the UK it actually works out the same price as say, 3 mac single eyeshadows. I’m really liking it so far!

Yessssssssssssss every single day, I love it. I hope urban decay releases a part 2 like they did the naked palettes because they’re people who enjoy using bold color in everyday makeup looks, such as me LOL.

I used makeup geek cocoa bear as a transition color then Freak on the lid, Fringe on the outer V, Chaos in the crease, and Slow Burn slightly above the crease. I’m running out of ideas lol, do you have any combo recommendations?

Haul: OCC Liptars, Sigma Brushes, Esquido Lashes picked up at IMATS NY
Weekend Plans: church, brunch, mani/pedi
Favorite Song: It’s an old one – Jeffery Osborne, Enie Meenie. A great song, with the windows, rolled down, hair blowing in your face 🙂

No haul this week except for dog food and biscuts.
Saturday we are going to fix Rowdy. He is 6 months Sat.
Fav song Loco by Enrique Iglesias.

Mellan looks so cute with his spring toys. Licks and tail wags from my boys to Mellan.

Haul: House of Lashes is having a sale so I got a Ribbon Eyelash Case, lashes in Siren, Noir Fairy, Precious Lower/Bottom Lashes and Darling Lower/Bottom Lashes.

Weekend plans: Working on a Arda wig today for the contest. O_o

Favorite song right now?: Can’t think of one right now. I’ve been listening to to many audio/video tracks for work the past week. lol

Haul: MAC pro longwear compact foundation nc15, sushi kiss lipstick, and happy – go – lucky lipstick.
Plans: same old same old, cleaning, laundry, and cooking.
Favorite song: welcome to the jungle by guns and roses.
Christine, you are so lucky to have such a cute puppy. That dog is so cute, look at those eyes, they melt you.

Haul: I’ve been getting SO much drugstore goodies lately w/ the sales! Maybelline Eye Studio Coral Oasis, Maybelline Bad to the or tattoos, Maybelline Smoked Quad (name?) Maybelline Vivids several of the colors (I might end up getting them all), Maybelline Stormy Sahara l/s, Physican’s Formula bronzers, Maybelline and Revlon powders. I’m sure I’m missing other things I’ve goten

Plans for the weekend: I live the boring life…I plan on cleaning my room (which looks like a disaster area lol), laundry and maybe hiking on Sundays. I definitely need to edit this weekend.

Favorite song right now: Demi Lovato Neon Lights

Haul: UD Naked Basics and Tarte Exposed
Weekend Plans: Do research, write a paper, and work on a presentation.
Favorite song: I know this is lame, but I’m not even going to try to choose just one!

Haul: finally got Marc Jacobs (Intro)vert
Weekend plans: Working on assignments, maybe trying to fit in a bit of baking somewhere
Favorite song right now: Sara Bareilles – Little Black Dress

HAUL: I finally found the limited Revlon Snow Peach Super Lustrous Lipstick. It was randomly included with the regular lipsticks display at Ulta.
I’m sure that I got the right one (the label looks correct), but for some reason, it’s more red-coral than the pink-coral color in your swatches, Christine.
I wonder if I got the wrong one? Here are some pictures:,,

Weekend plans: Nothing much, I need to organize my desk/computer files. Lots of paperwork to sort too.

Favorite song right now?: Kang Seung Yoon’s Wild and Young

That picture is SO CUTE omg.

Haul-wise, I actually FINISHED an eyebrow pencil (Maybelline Master Shape), so I repurchased. I think that was it, though.

& I’m going up to my parent’s house this weekend to visit, and I haven’t been listening to much music lately – I’m all about the podcasts 🙂

Haul: a bit of an eye shadow indulgence….MAC Fiction arrived and I am so delighted that I got it – it’s perfect. I also picked up 2 more Sephora eyeshadows – Winter in London and Malted Milkshake (and since I was buying 2, I got another free palette).

Weekend plans: I’m actually giving the family Easter get-together a miss. I just need some quiet time for myself to read and just not have people around me. I’m still doing the 30 day yoga challenge at my studio and I’ve got several classes planned for this weekend also.

Favourite song: Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark. The teacher played it last night in yoga class (a class with, obviously, the coolest music) and it’s been in my head ever since! My poses were probably a bit off because I was finding it hard not to dance and sing along!

Youi’re not kidding. Having never had it before, I’d nothing to compare it to but I honestly don’t know why MAC doesn’t make it permanent as there’s nothing like it in the permanent range (mind you, as I said in my MUA review, I don’t understand why they don’t make Moth Brown permanent….these are shadows people WANT to be able to purchase). There doesn’t seem to be much hoopla about its release, either – no new tutorials, very few blog posts about it from this recent release.

They have been adding more to the permanent range recently… at least with lipsticks! Hopefully they’ll extend it to eyeshadows sometime soon.

By Request always seems to be under-hyped, as it gets a big buzz when people can vote, but by the time they roll out, it’s like old news, IMO!

Haul: OCC Lip Tars in the primary colors- I missed out on the mini pack and I was sooo bummed! Also, 3 UD lip liners from the sale they are having!
Weekend plans: Husband’s mom is in town, so whatever she wants to do! 😀
Favorite song right now?: Favorite song right now…. hm! Actually I don’t have a favorite right now. Maybe it’s just cause I haven’t had coffee yet so brain isn’t at full capacity….

Makeup Haul: Nars Kauai Duo, Ysl Rouge Volupte #33 & 34, Clinique Ginger Cheek Pop, Mac Candy Yum Yum, Mac Young at Heart & Hi Jinks Casual Color. Non-makeup Haul: 3 pairs of sandals and 2 purses

Weekend plans: Visit my parents and brother 🙂

Favorite song right now?: I never listen to Music anymore

I got Kauai when it first came out (I didn’t think it would be at Canadian Sephora stores and then – ZAP – I walked right into it the day after it was place in the Nars display). It is so gorgeous I nearly bought 2 but the SA told me that the Nars rep told her that it would probably be becoming permanent. You will LOVE it.

Haul: Playland Lippies and Lipglass.
Weekend Plans: Easter Egg Hunt with my little one! I have to get everything ready for it! Can’t wait! 🙂
Favorite Song Right Now: “All of Me” – John Legend

Have a great Easter, Christine! 🙂

Smellan: Keep your paws off my bunny!… my bunny, mine!

Haul: Two mini-hauls from MAC and Sephora. Favourite picks have to be MAC lipstick in Red Balloon and Bite Beauty Matte lip pencil in Blood Orange. They are both so beautiful. I wore Red Balloon three days in a row. These two even get to hang with my frequent wear and much more glamorous lipsticks in my stash; special status indeed. Hauled the Ebony trio from the disastrous MAC eyeshadow collection just for the really pretty grey colour. I layered over paint pot Frozen Violet which is similar in tone and helps cope with the stiffness of the shadow. This was one of the better rated trios, but it’s still quite difficult as per Christine’s experience. Nice colour though.

Weekend Plans: Bake. I make my own healthy pre-workout snacks. I make up big batches and freeze individual portions.

Favourite Song: I’m into indie and alternative music. Right now I keep going back to London Grammar, the entire ‘If you Wait’ album since its release, but second choice would go to Mind Over Matter by Young the Giant.

Happy Weekend!

Three days in a row! Mut be love.

Sorry to hear that the trio was difficult to use, though it’s comforting to know I’m not the only one!

Haul: Givenchy Le Rouge in Rose Taffetas and Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliners
Weekend plans: Spring break is almost over, so do tons of work while somehow hosting two parties.
Favorite song right now?: I don’t really listen to music.

Haul: Did some shopping in Tokyo! 🙂 Got mostly clothing items though. But also a couple of face masks and skin care products.

Weekend plans: Work >:-( A ridiculously long day, too.

Favorite song right now?: Oooh tough one… Maybe Dark Horse?

I got MAC Toying Around for the Playland collection. When I wrote my spending ban post, I mentioned one exception – the Too Faced A La Mode palette, but only if it came to Sephora so I could use a gift card on it. It’s not coming to Sephora, so I can’t use a gift card on it so I just went with the MAC lipstick since it’s cheaper than what I would have paid for the palette even WITH a gift card.

My plans are filming for YouTube! I’m hoping I can finally get my prom makeup tutorial filmed. Plan a few more blog posts. Plan out a few more videos. I’m going to create a summer makeup look with this new lipstick.

Haul: Some clothes from Forever 21+ that I got while in Monterey, CA last week for a long weekend. It had the best plus size section I’ve ever seen at a actual Forever 21 store. Some tan ankle boots from Target, and the small size of the Glamglow Exfoliating mask. Before I for Monterey last Thursday, I did buy some stuff at the VIB sale…Lancome Cils Booster Mascara (the mascara base), travel sizes of Living Proof Full Shampoo & Conditioner, and the Maison Martin Margiella Replica perfume in Jazz Club (my favorite fragrance of the moment).

Weekend Plans: Day-date activity tomorrow (its a surprise again! planned by the boyf), friend’s bday party tomorrow night, homework on Sunday.

Favorite Song Right Now: Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves (a country song)

MASSIVE HAUL!!! – Kat Von D Monarch and Crysalis palettes, Marc Jacobs Bark!, 10 Shades of Samba set, Illamasqua lashes in Grandeur, Formula X polish in the Rouge exclusive color, Marc Jacobs Provacative, Tantalizing, & Obsessed, the Pantone blush trio for this year, the 22 set minis of Formula X, Hervana, a large Sephora Z palette, the 5 good lipsticks from MAC Playland, MAC blushes in Ambering Rose, Lovecloud, Brit Wit, Full of Joy, Peony Petal, Something Special, Buff, Breezy, & Blunt, MAC mixing medium, MAC brush cleaner, MAC Humid, and finally many MAC lipsticks. Cosmo, Lovelorn, Myth, Honeylove, Half n’ Half, Faux, Kinda Sexy, Pink Nouveau, Freckletone, Syrup, Plink!, Pink Poodle, High Tea (don’t have it yet, back order), Costa Chic, Modesty, Fanfare, Hug Me, Creme Cup, Lady Bug, & Hoop. Whew!! Also, bought Marine Life on ebay for $60, waiting for that to come in.

Plans – clean apartment!!

Haul: Hoping to haul is some stuff at Ulta tomorrow before the 40% off sale ends! Need some Maybelline Color Tattoos and Neutrogena sunscreen.

Weekend: CAKE! Just had birthday cake with some colleagues (not my birthday), my mom’s got a cake for Easter, and my niece (who works in a bakery) is coming down tonight with cupcakes. I’ll have to walk all weekend to work off the calories!

Haul: Happy Go Lucky and Red Balloon from the new MAC collection. Havent’ gotten yet but there shoudl be a box from Nordstrom waiting for me when I get home.

Weekend plans: If I can get my truck running, I might build a fence. Otherwise I wanna do a big clothing sort and purge.

Favorite song right now?: Pharell’s Happy. I don’t usually like mainstreampop but I love this song, it’s so cheerful.

Haul: Kat Von D Monarch palette, Chanel Bel-Argus (figured I should get it before it disappeared); Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral shimmer/matte (it was on clearance for only $8, but I’m not impressed with it); L’Oreal carbon black telescopic liquid liner (working on winged liner). I also received as a present from a sweet friend one of the new Dior gel polishes, Junon and I love it!

Weekend plans: we want to go visit our favorite wildlife sanctuary :). Hopefully it won’t rain…

Favorite song right now? Right now I’m obsessed with Eminem’s Rap God.

Haul: Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polishes in 507 Round and Round in Circles & 405 Rose Libertine, also Rimmel ScandalEyes Shadow Stick in Turquoise (loving 3 for 2 deals)
Weekend plans: Work, work, work… gotta think of the money 🙂
Favourite song right now: Can’t Remember To Forget You by Rihanna & Shakira 🙂

Haul- Houglass Dim Light, Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz, Kat Von D Chrysalis eyeshadow palette, Lancôme Teal Fury and Jade Fever 5 eyeshadow palettes, MAC Bamboo, Retrospeck, Girlie eyeshadow, MAC Diva, YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in Caress Pink and Nude Beige, YSL Gloss Volupte #10, Nars Cruella, Nars Orgasm lip gloss, MUFE HD foundation, Fresh Soy facial cleanser, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.

Weekend Plans- trip to the mall, Easter dinner with family.

Favorite song right now- I don’t really listen to new anything that’s 80’s rock is my favorite.

Haul: A Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in 4 Brown Metal – a easter present for me
Weekend plans: Lunch on Easter Sunday with the family, Golf on Monday and a little training on Saturday. And I need a manicure, pedicure and some selfpampering.
Favorite song right now?: Wings by Little Mix

Happy Easter everyone

Haul: No makeup… but went a little clothes crazy at Forever21 and Victoria’s Secret!
Weekend plans: Grocery shop, maybe do some cleaning, and study for a Bio exam on Monday.
Favorite song right now?: I have three… Niykee Heaton’s “Bad Intentions” and Demi Lovato’s “Shouldn’t Come Back” and “Fire Starter”

I’ll have to check out Niykee Heaton’s “Bad Intentions” – haven’t heard that one!

Good luck on your exam!

Awww!!! Mellan seems so innately a kind soul! <3! Turtle gives off a vibe that is against photography as well as my daughter's insisting that it is "just wrong." She's incredibly bright yet down to earth in a way I envy so I won't argue.
Haul: I hope I did not do more damage… I do admit I gathered the hourglass ambient palette, some needed shirts, Bioderma Sensibio, and this adorable package of Japanese cottons! (Cost was maybe $4 w/SUCH CUTE PACKAGING!)
Weekend Plans: Keep stress levels down & positivity up! (Rough time)
Favorite Song Right Now: I'm so moody that the entire playlist of music in all existence keeps taking places, changing each second, running through mind. <3 Music!

Aww.. Thanks, Christine! <3 xo Turtle seems content, docile, and almost protective of Five.Thank you for asking! Lol, I'm enjoying the Zen-like nature of their transcending relationship. 😀 Strangly, I hear squeaking sounds. No idea. I'm just glad she reveres nature enough not to paint Turtle.

Haul: I bought 2 of the Chanel illusion d’ombre eyeshadows in diapason and vision(? my minds gone blank but its the sparkly gold one)
Weekend plans: Blobbing hopefully, although my daughters just asked if 2 of her friends can stay over tonight so I guess that ain’t gonna happen. Got to do some laundry and other housewife-type stuff. Snore.
Favourite song right now: Is either Happy by Pharrell or Goldigger by Kanye West and Jamie Foxx ( I know its an old one but I can’t get it out of my head!)

Haul: More nail polishes and more purses. I have a problem.

Plans: Try not to blow up at my sister. Long story, but it’s Easter related. >_< Also, buy some swim trunks for my little man! I bought a family pool, and Sunday it's suppose to be hot, so can't wait to see how he likes it.

Song: Jake and the Neverland Pirates songs. Lately it's a song from a newer episode, "My song goes 'round and 'round/Instead of stopping, starts again." Those lines on constant repeat! Been blasting Korn and Manson in my car when I'm alone on market runs, still I have that song stuck in my head! 🙁

Mellan! Those eyes! I seriously do not know how you get anything done, Christine…

Haul: beautiful apples, hot cross buns and cheese at the farmers’ market here!

Weekend plans: attend a friend’s wedding! 😀

Favourite song right now? Not so much a song, but I like listening to the soundtrack from Banished 😛

Haul: Nothing, although I’m really wanting the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette now that it’s back. We’ll see!
Weekend plans: Class on Saturday, catch up on homework I’ve got to finish up, watch some TV.
Favorite song right now: Champion-Professor Murder, mostly because it’s really energetic and gets me moving in the mornings or when I feel tired. It’s like what a sugar rush would sound like.

Haul: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel, Satin Lip Pencils in Golshan and Luxembourg, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, Maybelline Define A Lash Volume Mascara in Very Black, a replacement bottle of Zoya Remove+ (the 32 oz).

Weekend plans: I have to complete a take home midterm (thank goodness it’s a take home!) and get some research done for a 20 page paper. I also want to bake some chocolate cherry pistachio cookies and write up a few blog posts.

Favorite song right now?: “Trains and Winter Rains” by Enya.


Haul: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

Weekend plans: No plans at the moment! Write? Indoor picnic? My daughter turned seven last weekend and I’m still mind boggled about it. I’ll only be thirty this year but she has me wondering where all the time went. Somewhere in the last week, I turned in to my father.

Favorite song right now?: Friendly Fires’ “Skeleton Boy.” My two year old son has discovered a love for it. If we put it on for him, he’ll run around singing. Once it ends, my daughter starts it back up. It just gets stuck in my head.

It’s funny how certain life events make us think about our lives! My 10-year high school reunion is this year, and I’m like, “WHAT!”

I broke my no buy after only two weeks because of the offer of the guerlain meteorites sample from sephora 🙁
To get it I purchased a Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow in chimere. Hasn’t arrived yet…no buy back in place.

Haul: MAC Shy Shine and Giddy Lipstick. I want to order some more stuff today, but haven’t decided on makeup, brushes or clothes.

Weekend plans: There’s not much I can do as I’m still recovering from surgery. I might play some Hearthstone now that it’s finally available on iPad.

Favorite song right now: Can’t think of a favorite atm, but Malvina Reynolds’ Little Boxes is stuck in my head from watching too much Weeds lately.

Haul: I picked up some minis from The Body Shop, to take to the holiday house next weekend (so hopefully I get less teasing from my family about packing the kitchen sink!) – a Moringa Body Butter and Shower Gel, plus new exfoliating shower gloves. Also picked up another Real Techniques brush, the Powder Brush, which I LOVE. I think I’m definitely going to buy a few more, but I wish there weren’t so many brushes which ONLY come in sets!! Lastly, the most EXCITING part of my haul – I FINALLY picked up two BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Duo’s I’ve been eyeing off forever – The Grand Finale and The Epiphany!! I wore the Epiphany to dinner last night, and I can see it being a total workhorse for me.

Weekend plans: Work!! I’m working all easter, bring on next weekend!

Favorite song right now?: Wow, that is a HARD question… I’ve been loving an Australian band recently called Karnivool, so I’d have to go with a song of theirs, Themata.

It’s a little late for this FFHF, but I could not let another week go by to say how much I loved this week’s and last week’s Mellan photos – he looks absolutely adorable with his new toys! It does not cease to amaze me good he is with his toys – no eating, no destroying, just enjoying! What an adorable boy!!

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