Free for Haul Friday, Volume #249

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  • Haul: bareMinerals Foaming Cleanser (for my hubby), LUSH Shark Week soap, Dreamwash, African Paradise
  • Weekend plans: Didn’t make it to the farmers’ market last weekend, so maybe this one…
  • Favorite warm dessert: Apple crisp!

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Haul: nada! None of the items I’m eagerly awaiting (the MUFE eyeshadow palette, Nars Jardin Perdu, Naked2Basics and now – thanks to Christine – the new Bare Minerals Duo and Quad) are in yet so I am being very restrained!

Weekend plans: family reunion/get-together a hour’s drive away (I would love to give it a miss – I’ve had enough of these extended family “dos” lately) and trying to get over a back muscle spasm

Favourite warm dessert: just about any sort of fruit crisp or freshly baked peach pie or just about any home made pie still warm from the oven.

Hope your back feels better soon, Mariella! I love my family (and extended family), but I can only handle them altogether for so long before it’s like, “Ahh! Enough already!”

Haul: No make up!! I’m really trying hard to use up stuff. I had 3 bags of empties last month 😀

Update on the C. Booth stuff I talked about last week
the creamy honeysuckle scrub – it was a very gentle exfoliator. I like one a little more abrasive for my body.
the sea salt one – smelled medicinal and I felt like there wasn’t enough salt.

Ones I’ve liked in the past are from Pecksniff’s of Engalnd, H20, Lush, and Philosophy

Weekend plans: Tomorrow going to try some shaved ice and museum with my sisters, then Sunday is going to be super busy: volunteering for a food drive, mall (tax free week yay), and dinner with family

Favorite warm dessert: Creme Brule or Lava cake yum

Haul : The body shop, lot of scrubs and body lotion! Clarins UV Plus spf, Pai Echium and Argan eye cream and some stuff from CultBeauty! A huge dent in the wallet! 😛

Weekend Plans : A flower show on saturday and lot of movie watching! 🙂

Favorite Warm Dessert : Apple pie or apple crumble with ice cream!

Haul: Makeup Forever Artist’s Palette, Sleek Sunset and Arabian Nights palettes, and OCC nail lacquers in Dangerous and Mein Herr. Lip Tars in Technopagan and Manhunter are on the way!

Weekend Plans: Start planning for Halloween.

Favorite Warm Dessert: Creme brulee.

LOL, Mellan looks like me today while I was doing some data analysis. 😀 I am not a dog person at all, but I always want to cuddle Mellan ^_^.

Haul: Things are conspiring against me, I swear. I have a willing, Sephora-enabled friend in the US, a You Shop address, and they just sent me a voucher for the shipping to NZ. I haven’t hauled anything yet, but I’m having to take some deep cleansing breaths to keep the urges at bay until they’re reasonable 😉

Weekend Plans: All the papers. all of them. Must be written. Also ballet, because, you know.

Favourite Warm Dessert: High fives! My favourite is Apple Crumble! I believe Crisp is the American name for it 🙂 Though I say it myself, I am a master at making these, and not just apple ones!

Haul- Dior Trafalgar eyeshadow palette, Lancôme Definicils mascara, Jack Black lip balm.
Weekend plans- going to a party tonight, relaxing after that.
Favorite warm dessert? Blackberry pie.

Haul: It’s not here yet but I ordered Good Kisser l/s, Superwatt e/e, and the Novel Romance quad.

Weekend plans: Nothing exciting, rowing practice, breakfast with the team on Sat. And I have to do a 5k erg (rowing machine) test sometime. I also need to mow my lawn. Woohoo.

Favorite warm dessert: I’ve finally managed to mostly quit sweets but creme brulee would probably be my pick.

Haul: Aveda Daily Repair. The rest was a clothes haul!
Weekend plans: I would also like to get to the farmer’s market this weekend!
Favorite warm dessert: Kanelbullar! Though I don’t limit it to dessert. I always eat them warm and with coffee.

Haul: Nothing yet although I am debating ordering a few pieces from Mac’s Novel Romance Collection.
Weekend Plans: Work as usual. Nothing too exciting planned.
Favorite Warm dessert: Apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

Haul: Glominerals sunscreen. And I also ordered some Paula’s Choice products that I’m waiting for to arrive.

Weekend plans: Beg my fiancé to take some outfit pics for the blog (he hates that and is so thankful that I don’t often write fashion posts) and then just relax. Maybe go to the city if the weather’s nice.

Favorite warm dessert: A chocolate moelleux! *starts drooling*

Got Hard Candy foundation primer since I ran out of primer and CeraVe moisturizer.

Dad’s birthday is on Monday so I’m sure we’re going out to dinner tomorrow.

Haul: Nothing, I’m making a list of things I need to buy before I go on vacation next weekend.
Weekend plans: Gym, gym, gym!!! And laundry. XD
Favorite warm dessert: DARN THIS QUESTION, LOL, Chocolate Lava Cake.

What a sweetheart!

Haul: MAC Twinks and Deep Fixation; First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance night cream; Sephora Rose Quartz Dual Boar Travel Brush; Tarte LE V2 eyeshadow palette (for Dear Daughter), and Milani Bronze Beauty lipstick.

Weekend Plans: None! I’m gonna see what spontaneity brings to me!

Favorite warm dessert: I can’t think of any food ones, but I’ll have hot cocoa anytime of the year!

Haul: Zoya polishes in Brie and Piper plus the remover (which came free with the polishes!), OCC metallic lip tar test tube including Role Play and Pleasure Model, PNKDigger lip pigment in Campbellton Road.

Weekend plans: a trip to LensCrafters (to return or exchange glasses), a visit to the library, Junior League retreat, Latino Music Festival, church, recharge for next week!

Favorite warm dessert: I have to agree with you, Christine, on warm apple crisp! Mmmm!

I hope you get it soon! It works really well. I’m not sure about the scent. I guess it could be worse and smell like acetone instead. Lol

Add to my haul two Rimmel Show Off lip lacquers (Aurora and Galaxy) and NYC liquid lipshine in Rivington Rose, thanks to my 25% off coupon at CVS. No more lip products for me few for at least 3 months!

I also hauled the bareminerals foaming face cleanser! Even though it’s not for breakouts, it’s the only cleanser that clears my skin up.

What a coincidence! 🙂 I love that cleanser, though – and it is really affordable compared to most skincare. Lasts a long time, too.

Always here for Free for Haul Friday! Last week was kind of dull, just a few drugstore items, but I kinda had fun this paycheck! Woo hoo payday! Ordered a new bottle of Cerave spf daily face lotion (love this stuff), cover clump crusher mascara (still looking for HG mascara… i kind of refuse to pay more than $10 for it since it expires so quickly and I don’t use that often), Maybelline Vivids in Fuschia Flash and Infra-Red (I think I have all the colors from the line I want now, lol), a NYX pencil sharpener, two Sephora eye pencils in club stiletto and tiramisu, a pair of tweezerman tweezers, anddddd OCC TECHNOPAGAN YEAH! 🙂

Haul: Annabelle Glam Red and Java lip liners.

Weekend plans: Post holes and post are in se we are grading the ground to slope and be level.

Favorite warm dessert: Apple Pie and laval cake.

mini haul: sephora lip sampler (Gimme Some Lip). Verdict: for me a plus, seldom finish anything + like small sizes. It leans tres nude. Pout looks like coffee milk for babies + applies even more milky. White Russian crosses the milk line to barely pink, but it’s still very milky. Orgasm is orgasm: how did i have no orgasm gloss or lipstick, when i have 5 Orgasm blushes? Seriously, enough, Francois! Meritage to me is the strawberry brick of NE (pinky brick), not a brick red, as described. I had been debating on that one since the advent of Bite. Naked: let me say that the pre-Revolution Naked has nothing whatsoever in common with the current. I thought it must be naked 2, but no. My tiny one is almost orgasm-like, until you dab O next to it. O is peachier + glitterier. But the pre-revolution naked looks mauvey + the revolution naked peachy, when swatched. simply does not look as if it conceivably could be a reformulation, because they aren’t even close. at all. the revolution one IMO, can’t pass muster as a nude. My experience with 5 shades of orgasm blush has suggested that color QC may not be an exact science! Anyway, for 25 bucks, who can complain? The 2 light ones are a tad on the emperor’s new lipgloss side, though. samples: MJ eyeliner…it’ll be good with monarch + other nudes. doesn’t apply as well on me as it does on you. no surprise there. the hourglass box: their liquid lip is not as shrink-wrappy as the KVD that I loved for color + gave away. nudish lip Grace is very different by night/lights:much lighter + ‘sheenier.’ by day, hey, this one is hard to describe. it’s a more complex color than you think initially. it’s almost like a light peach with a built in highlighter, gives it a silvery duochrome look. And I know this will not look like that on many people. it’s a chameleon. on me, it even has some red peeking through it. strange, in a good way, but last night, i would have sworn it was a light, silver nude! PTR CC sample. covered well + obviated the need for concealer. color? Meh. will try amore pacific tomorrow.
Also got a new keyboard, after i ruined the other one. saved enough!

night job Fri-Mon, reports for day job, puppy play, finish Orange is the New Black + John Connolly novel, maybe finally go in the ocean. Last week light dawned on Marblehead! (My dad’s expression.) Finally figured out that the sun is not the problem. Sensitivity to chemical sunscreens is! After 15-20 minutes outside, i had to lie down for 3 hours + my temperature dropped a few degrees + I thought it was curtains! Heading straight for the Blue Lizard!

One time i had blackberry-thimbleberry pie which was TDF! I don’t even know where to gather thimbleberries + my hand isn’t in for pie making. fond memory. hot blueberry with strong french vanilla, ala mode comes to mind. and a wonderful apple pie from Dinah Shore’s cookbook with OJ + nutmeg….

YAY! I am so glad you were able to determine that it is chemical sunscreens, not the sun! I’ve never used Blue Lizard (I don’t think, at least), but I’ve heard great things.

UD definitely changed some of the shades around when they reformulated, unfortunately.

Haul: Nothing beauty related, but I did receive my Rael Wear (on Etsy) jewelry order (a pair of silver geometric design earrings, a blue pendant necklace with a crow on it and the seller sent a free gift of silver leaf earrings) and couple of pieces from Ebay: a Ralph Lauren black dress and a beige sleeveless wear-to-work knee-length dress with a pretty flower design near the knee.

Weekend plans: I’m helping a friend pack tomorrow (she’s moving to a new apartment soon) and on Sunday I will be baking cupcakes for someone’s party. I’m always happy to receive orders!

Favorite warm dessert: Upside down cakes and freshly baked muffins. I made strawberry lemon muffins this week.

Haul: MUFE Taupe 2 brow pencil, Sephora Girls Night Out eye shadow, OCC Tarred cosmetic colour pencil, Sephora double barrel pencil sharpener, MAC Water Willow fluidline eye pencil.

Weekend Plans: Going to Michigan to visit some friends.

Favorite Warm Dessert: Brownies or chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.

Haul – ILNP Fall Collection Colors – Homecoming, Black Orchid, Peace (H) and Abundance. These are very pretty polishes.
Weekend Plans – One of my wedding Anniversaries with Ray is today so we’re celebrating tonight after we work out at the gym. Tomorrow I’m meeting up with some of my friends who are also bloggers and we’re doing an event together and hanging out.
Favorite Warm Dessert – Does a Hot Fudge Sundae count? Actually, right now I can’t stop thinking about warm pumpkin pie.

Haul: Nail polish. It’s ALWAYS nail polish…

Plans: Our friend’s son is having his fourth birthday party! He’s so adorable and we’ll finally meet their baby daughter. So excited! My son is going to run around and destroy everything. I’ll be hobbling after him apologizing.

Warm dessert: Fresh beignets with a cup of coffee.

Haul: I’m running out of my Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser, so I picked up a First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; also thinking of getting the Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara and an Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in 102.

Weekend plans: Date night with the boyf tomorrow, and then Sunday seeing the movie “Frank.” Its Michael Fassbender’s (yummy lol) new film in which he wears a massive papier mache head and you can’t see his face…sounds weird, but the boyf wants to see it…

Favorite warm dessert: My mom’s apple pie 🙂

Haul: bought four Laura Mercier caviar eye pencils online and they arrived on wednesday so have been wearing them every day since. Looove them! they go on so easily and as for their staying power…(I put them on at 8am and they still looked great at midnight – no creasing, nothing). May have to get some more.Gah!
Weekend plans: Nothing! Woohoo! Will be morphing into Blobby Mcblobberson. I’m thinking hubby will have to scrape me off the settee with a spatula…
Favourite warm dessert: Frozen berries with warm melted white hot chocolate and some cream on top. So easy and so decadent.

Haul: dior grege quint; annick goutal un matin d’orage & ninfeo mio; shiseido satin face color in WT
Weekend plans: cat nursing, my kitty had surgery yesterday 🙁
Favorite warm dessert: Apple pie with sharp cheddar or bread pudding

Haul: still waiting for the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks I ordered to show up, and I bought the MAC Blot powder (the SA talked me into getting Dark, so I’m hoping she’s right and it’s too translucent to matter. Her argument was that the lighter shades can look deathly pale.) and some Tatcha blotting papers.
This weekend about the only thing I’m allowed to do is work on my Uni essays… At least I have actually budgeted time and aren’t righting this mere hours before the submission deadline.

Haul: MAC A Novel Romance Collection – Evil Twin fluidline eye pencil, Deep Blue Sea fluidline eye pencil, Animal Instincts blush, A Novel Romance lipstick, A Passionate Quest eye quad, Midnight Storm nail lacquer, Midnight Ocean nail lacquer, Before Dawn nail lacquer, and Zoom Fast Blacklash Sample Kit. Since when did MAC start giving free samples? I like the idea of it! I did not have very good sales resistance with this collection.
Weekend plans: Farmer’s Market and CostCo with husband and then martini lounge with girlfriend.
Favorite warm dessert: Hot apple pie with a wedge of vegan cheese.

Haul – Well apparently a new keyboard as my colon key has irrevocably died.
Weekend Plans – Sleep! Farmer’s Market!
Warm desert – Bread pudding with custard.

Haul: I didn’t haul anything this week because I’m completely hauled out!! I haven’t posted any of my hauls the last few weeks because I was travelling, so here goes…

A few weeks ago I went to Oxford Street in London. At Boots I picked up a Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in No.8, and some Real Techniques Brushes – the Blush Brush, Stippling Brush, and the Duo-Fiber collection. Then I found an Origins counter at Selfridges and did a little dance as I could FINALLY GET the A Perfect World Moisturiser with SPF25 (HAPPY). THeeeeeen I found an Urban Decay counter at Debenhams… I actually squealed aloud. People looked. I didn’t care. I bought The Naked Palette, and Black Velvet eyeliner, and I’m loving the Naked Palette so much, I can’t believe it. Best eyeshadow formula I’ve ever used.

In Germany I picked up a Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Parrot Blue, which I’m quite rapt about, as it seems to be very hard to find anywhere else, and it’s great!! I also found NYX Taupe and bought that on a whim, I haven’t used it yet though!!

On the way home in Dubai, I bought a Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Strawberry (a shade we don’t get in Australia), replaced my MAC Eyebrows in Lingering, picked up two MAC Pearlglides in Undercurrent and Petrol Blue (LOVE UNDERCURRENT), AND: three Givenchy Le Rouges!! Beige Plume, Rose Taffetas, and Rose Boudoir.

I’m officially DONE for the next while lol…

Weekend plans: Rugby watching, dinner, hang with friends! Should be great!

Favorite warm dessert: Self-saucing pudding, with vanilla ice cream.

Love A Perfect World Moisturizer! 🙂 And I’m so glad you were able to get the UD Naked Palette. Still one of my faves!

Haul: Eyeko blue and black mascara duo – it’s kind of meh. I might return it. I don’t know why I keep trying different mascaras when Almay is my favorite and never lets me down.
Givenchy Les Mini Prismes
BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector
Guerlain blush in Rose
Mally blush in Buff, which is everything I think the L’Oreal Miracle Blur blush wanted to be.
P.S. I got the Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation a couple of weeks ago, and it’s awesome! Smells delicious and feels really nice with silky coverage.

Weekend plans: Getting my hair colored tomorrow. I’m using a photo of my mom in her twenties as my inspiration; she has the most beautiful chestnut brown hair.

Favorite warm dessert: Cobbler, any kind!

Hmm, I think maybe medium? I have a lot of acne scarring and dark spots, which still show through, but the powder does make them seem lighter and less noticeable. I hope that helps. I put on a BB cream (right now, I’m using the philosophy a-z cream, but the Physician’s Formula one is really nice too), then I put on this powder, and I think that makes a nice combination.

Haul: Travel Tangle Teaser
Weekend plans: Getting a hair cut (just the ends), grocery shopping, family dinner and writing a summary for work.
Favorite warm dessert: Crepe

Haul: Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Picadilly Pink; MAC lipstick in Midimauve – I’m liking it as an MLBB shade. I also repurchased Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (I think it’s my fourth one!) and their Parsley Porridge soap. I was very restrained this week…!
Weekend plans: Starting to learn to drive standard, but other than that, hanging out with my cat (lol, what’s new).
Favorite warm dessert: Chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven…

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