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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #252

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Bought the other two Cle de Peau Luminizers because I am weak. Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows!
  • Weekend plans: Organizing/de-cluttering!
  • Do you keep greeting cards?: There are a handful that I keep if there is a particularly sentimental message (most likely personalized/actually written) but not all!

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! πŸ™‚

This week’s Mellan photo/video…


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Mariella Avatar

Haul: Chanel Tisse Rivoli, MAC Atomic Ore pencil liner (so glad they had some left!), UD Naked2Basics, Josie Maran Argan Oil (the small one; I’m going to have to get the larger bottle! I’m already loving it)
Weekend plans: friends here from out of town so a bit of fabric shopping and then the Street Festival in our neighbourhood – it’s only a 1 day event but it’s so great!
Do you keep greeting cards? I do keep the special ones – from my kids, hubby and close friends. My mother in law has kept all the cards her children have given her over the years and she returned them, in large envelopes, to each “child” and asked that we just give them to her again, rather than spending money on more greeting cards. I thought that was a brilliant idea (she decluttered and saved us money and hassle, though I still do always get her a new card when I see one that is particularly fitting for her for special occasions!)

Mariella Avatar

Oh – I forgot that I also got a bunch of Bath and Bodyworks soaps and some hand sanitizer minis (school just started and I find it very convenient, to say nothing of more pleasant, to have my own nicely scented ones in my bag). B&BW sort of pushed out my favourite (and Canadian) store of a similar ilk (Fruits and Passions) – now the nearest store is almost an hour’s drive from me – but it is hard to beat their prices and I do like having extras to take as last minute hostess gifts, etc.

Chiara Avatar

Fruits and Passion was bought by that god-awful Face Shop brand. They are still selling things on their website. Im in the same boat as you… makes me so upset. I love their products!

Christine Avatar

New palettes! πŸ™‚ How do you use the Argan Oil? Is it in place of a moisturizer?

That’s a great idea from your MIL – haven’t heard of that! Very cool. Talk about planning πŸ˜‰ I wonder how deep into saving cards she came up with the idea or if she had it all along.

Mariella Avatar

In place of/in addition to facial moisturizer, on cuticles, eye area (I have Boscia Tsubaki oil – I love facial and hair oils – but I’m not sure if that can be used on the eyes), on your hair. Basically, you can use it anywhere and even mix it with other face creams or lotions. It’s madly price – the Josie Maran one – and I’m wondering if there are cheaper alternatives at the health food store (still 100% argan). I’ve only used it for 2 or 3 nights but I really like it a lot.

xamyx Avatar

I’ve found cold-pressed 100% argan oil in health food stores for an average of $15 USD/1 fl. oz.. The one I have is from a brand called Acure, and it’s nice & thick, and I do use it in the eye-area, no stinging/burning. You can also try online. HTH

monica Avatar

I usually use facial oils before serums because it helps active ingredients penetrate deeper. Sometimes when I’m feeling lazy I just use Josie Maran oil as a one step treatment/moisturizer on my face

monica Avatar

Haul: I got 2 boxes of hair dye for $1.40 (steal!) and a EL Double Wear Light set from the CCO
I was pretty good this week bc I knew I had a trip into the city this past Wednesday for the Nick & Knight album release party
Weekend plans: Maybe hiking on rails to trails near my house but otherwise trying to catch up on some sleep I missed out on
Do you keep greeting cards?: Yes. I love hand written notes too. I’ve gotten some in swaps, and I think it’s so thoughful.

Alexandra Avatar

Tom Ford Nude Dip (maybe) — I got lucky and caught it when it got stocked online at Nordstrom’s the second time, but there’s probably a high chance they’re going to cancel it on me between now and its estimated ship date on SEPTEMBER 20TH D: However, they shipped my free sample, so at least I’ve got that going for me?!?!

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING lipstick in Bitch Perfect — because I have to own a lipstick with “bitch” anywhere in the name. Have. To.

Chikuhodo GSN 09 Eyeshadow Brush — I needed a smaller shadow placement brush, I wanted to try another type of hair, AND you recommended it highly! Three birds, one stone, etc.

Alexandra Avatar

I’ll be able to test it once I stop being sick. πŸ™‚ Haha, it was hilarious — I tried to put some eyeshadow on in total defiance yesterday and it creased in an hour and a half. The power of illness compels you!!

Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick played nicely with my post-cold dried, cracked, dehydrated disaster of a pair of lips, AND is an exact dupe of Givenchy’s Beige Plume. That surprised me.

Thanks much! Oh man, I want it so badly. πŸ™

Monica Avatar

Haul: Shoelaces, Mundo de Unas stamping polishes and plates, Zoya Remover + and a nail polish.
Weekend: Cleaning!!
Do I keep greeting cards? Only a couple, one from my mother and one from my old clinic job.

Thanks for these great posts to keep us all connected!

Mariella Avatar

I got a bottle some weeks ago and still haven’t used it. I’m sort of “saving” it for use on those impossible glitter polishes! I’ve heard that Sephora also has a good one for removing glitter – I think it’s in a black bottle but I can never remember the name and I’m not even sure if my local Sephora even stocks that particular one (though I would think they’d have it)

Audrey Avatar

Haul: I’m going to pick up the new Urban Decay Shadow Box at Ulta on Sunday!
Weekend plans: I have to do a capstone research project for my masters program, so I need to get started on my literature review.
Do you keep greeting cards?: I keep some of them, depending on the occasion and who they came from.

Divya Avatar

Haul: Not a thing! Although I want to finally own the Nars Douceur blush but haven’t placed the order yet!
Weekend plans: Studying! I want to cry! :,( Have a series of interview next week!
Do you keep greeting cards?: I have stopped getting greeting cards but got one recently from my brother which was very sweet!

Andrea Avatar

I ranted so much about the unavailability of the TF Nude Dip palette, that as soon as I saw it available I had to get it, obviously. Im still just contemplating it. Ordered a MAC 239 brush to apply it. And that’s it for this week. Oh no… Also got a Bite Cashmere Lip thinghy in Port and Rioja. Could have been worse but decided to keep myself away from Sephora and the likes since I’m waiting for the launching of Gucci make up line.
Plans? None… Just reading. My actual ‘weekends’ happen during the week.

Andrea Avatar

Lol… Being under the sun. Went to the beach.. Cook out and just enjoy the wind and the beautiful weather outside, seeing the kids run all over. Watched a couple of movies and enjoy few beers. Actually was a lovely ‘weekend’. Thanks for asking!

Chris25 Avatar

Haul: I’m supposed to be a a low-buy, but I got quite a bit of tip money at work last week, so I decided to buy Bite Beauty lipsticks in Zivoli and Mulberry, and the mini Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon. Hey, it was tip money after all, not paycheck money! πŸ˜›

Weekend plans: I need to really clean out my desk area and put away the books I don’t need at the moment. I also want to work on my tutoring resume. I’m looking for a new job.

Do you keep greeting cards?: Only if they are very special or have some special meaning. I’ve gotten too many over the years and it’s impossible to keep all of them.

Julie Avatar

Hi–I hate to put this in a post, but I can’t access “Contact us” because a pop up banner that I can’t close is covering it up… For the past 3 or 4 days, there has been a Moen pop up ad every time I come to your page. It doesn’t close, and basically acts possessed–it changes size itself, and changes the size of your website. It basically disappears from the screen, but leaves your page in the background grayed out. if I hit refresh a couple times, it will go away, but then it will usually reappear if I click at the bottom of a post for the full post. I love your site, and would like to be able to see it without the hassle :). I view your site on an ipad using google chrome. Thank you, and I apologize again for posting this here!

Julie Avatar

Ok! It did it again when I came back to see your reply, & when I clicked on the viva glam gloss post…I captured screenshots, if that would be of any help to you! Thank you!

Kat Avatar

I’m getting pop-ups too, just in the last week or so, only mine are “Girls Gone Glamping.” (Yeah I have no idea, lol.)

Wait! Right after I submitted this comment, the ad from Moen.

Lily Avatar

Mac Shitake lipstick and Marsh eye shadow.
No plans for weekend just relax with the hubby and boys. Maybe check out Nars lipsticks.
Some with sentimental value that I get.
Mellan looks beautiful with that shark in is mouth but that nose in your picture last night is priceless! A big hug and kisses for him from me and the boys. Have a great weekend!

Maddie Avatar

β– Haul: NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska, NARS Audacious Lips in Liv, Deborah and Dominique, Sephora Collection Luster Mattes in Fig and Deep Plum
β– Weekend plans: Work, school and homework.
β– Do you keep greeting cards?: The heartfelt ones, I’m nostalgic!

Andrea Avatar

Hi Regina! I am an NC 25 or NW ( since im fully neutral) and I used the Nars tinted moisturizer in Groenland. Alaska might be too light I think. Alaska is full light for an NW 15 I would say, while Groenland is light to medium, for a 25. Hope that is helpful.

Maddie Avatar

Hey Regina! As a reference, I’m something like NC20 (which I’m finding a bit yellow these days), 210N in Lancome Teint Idole, Buff in Revlon Colorstay, Deauville in NARS Sheer Glow (Sheer Matte too I suppose!). If you’re NC25, how about you give the color St. Moritz a try? I think it’s the next one up, so you might be that color or something between Alaska and St. Moritz! Good luck! πŸ™‚

Elle Avatar

Haul: Got the Lorac Pro 2 finally on an HSN deal. It also had the primer and a full size Lorac mascara. Being a first time customer, I got $20 off so the deal was $22! worth the wait, IMO. I also ordered some eyeshadows from after seeing some beautiful swatches online.

Weekend plans: I found this 21 day organization challenge that I plan to start this week, so I think we will be doing pretty much the same thing. I will definitely insert some football watching, though πŸ™‚

Do you keep greeting cards?: Yes. I put them in a scrapbook each year πŸ™‚

A. Mar Avatar

Haul: Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser, Bumble & Bumble Cityswept Finish.

Weekend plans: None! Which can be lovely. I think it’s time to get some writing and reading done.

Do you keep greeting cards?: Rarely. It will depend on the message/person/emotion. I’ve only saved two. A birthday card from my father and a random card from my husband.

Pteetsa Avatar

Look, Mom, I saved you from the Sharknado!

Haul: NARS Jane – whoohoo! Also, some of the new Pacifica makeup – powder, CC Cream, and mascara (which is amazing! May be my new HG! Sorry, Almay.). There’s something about Pacifica that thrills me, like Rouge Bunny Rouge – they’re both pretty and ethereal in a way, like little luxuries. And I fell in love with the Physician’s Formula Nude Wear line, so I got the blushes, powder, and eyeshadow.

Weekend plans: Not sure, but probably go get my smog test (fingers crossed – my car is old).

Do you keep greeting cards?: Sometimes, if I’m particularly moved by the sentiment.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Mellan always has the best toys!

Haul: Lush goodies!

Weekend plans: Come up with one more blog post, and then chillax! Yep, I said chillax.

Do you keep greeting cards?: No… I throw stuff away very easily.

Meghan Avatar

Haul: Got my MAC order with some of the x Simpsons collection (lipglasses, shadow palettes, Sideshow You blush) and a few things from the Artificially Wild collection (Taupe, Next to Skin & Marsh)
Weekend plans: Take it easy & spend some time with family
Do you keep greeting cards?: Only a handful of meaningful ones

Alexandria Avatar

Haul: MAC e/s natural wilderness & stony; a TRIA 4x laser; a jade facial roller (yea those last two are a little outside the norm but I’m excited to try them!)
Wknd: getting my hair cut tomorrow yay! And working through the wknd, boo.
Cards: I keep them for a few years in a drawer, then find them when I inevitably move; have a good nostalgic read-through, then usually toss 99% of them.

xamyx Avatar

Haul: MAC Artificially Wild blushes (all 3!), and the plum one from the Romance Novel collection. I also found Taupe Shape on eBay for a decent price, so I grabbed that! None of these came, yet, but I’m hopefully they’ll be in my box today… I picked up UD Naked 2 Basics & LUSH Jackie Oates Colour Supplement, and a L’OrΓ©al lipstick for my daughter (she *really* wants Dior Wonderland, and obsesses over it whenever we go to Sephora, but Mommy doesn’t even have $35 lippies, LOL!). I’m trying Neutrogena Naturals face wash, and and a grocery store BB Cream (knockoff of Garnier, but actually pretty good). Finally, for me, I managed to find NARS Belly Dance on eBay, and it’s even more gorgeous than I imagined!

The rest of what I hauled was for my daughter; we found a couple of shirts for school, and 2 pairs of shoes.

Plans: Grocery shopping, cleaning, picking up any school supplies my daughter doesn’t have from her list-fortunately, she still has most from last year.

Greeting Cards: Between clothes, shoes, and makeup, I sometimes already feel like a hoarder, so I don’t keep greeting cards… I do, however, have a couple in a keepsake box from when my daughter was born, along with other items from that day (her paternal grandmother even clipped out a newspaper horoscope from that day, LOL!), like wristbands, paperwork, ultrasounds, etc…

xamyx Avatar

This is my first product, of *any* sort from the brand. I like to go more “natural” when it comes to everyday, all over face/base products, so I’m a bit disappointed in the fact that it contains parabens.It’s very light pigmentation, but the color is perfect for me-now if Ardency Inn can do a Custom Color Concentrate in this shade, I’d have my HG foundation!

Melinda Avatar

Haul- Too Faced Cat Eyes and Rock n Roll palettes, MUFE Artist palette, Anastasia Maya Mia palette, Nars Ingrid, Raquel, and Dominique Audacious lipsticks, MAC Cyber, Media, Craving, Rebel and Creme D’Nude lipsticks, LaVanilla Vanilla and Vanilla Grapefruit perfumes.
Weekend Plans-Spending time with the new tiny Chihuahua I adopted last week..she’s so sweet, and she’s my first dog ever (that wasn’t a family pet growing up, she’s mine).
Do you keep greeting cards? No, I toss them.

Melinda Avatar

Thanks! I’ll have to post a pic of her on your pet post, I’m one of those people who dress their pets up in I bought her this little pink shirt with a tutu on the bottom of it, she looks so adorable!

Tova Avatar

Haul: Isadora eyeshadows & nailpolish, Depend nailpolish, lip brush, MAC x Wonder Woman pigment. Also waiting for Too Faced Chocolate bar palette!
Weekend plans: Tomorrow’s dance performance day! Other than that, nothing special.
Do you keep greeting cards?: Well, it feels rude to throw them away at once. But after some time I usually do anyway, unless they’re pretty!

Angel Avatar

Hey…That’s Mac the shark! I work p-t @ a doggie boutique, and we carry that entire line. My dog’s fav is Georgia the alligator. (She’s a pit bull mix, and that’s the ONLY plush toy she hasn’t torn to pieces!)

My haul: I’m visiting my mother this week and got obsessed by the scent of one of her candles…Naia, by Thymes. I found a boutique nearby that carries Thymes and learned that the scent has been renamed Aqua Coralline. Ended up buying a perfume roller bottle, body lotion, hand soap and — of course — a candle of my own to take home.

Happy Friday, all.

Christine Avatar

Ooh, nice! Do you find that all the various animals are of the same toughness? To be honest, Mellan has destroyed a lot of those “super tough” toys a lot faster than random, cheap plush ones I’ve bought, so I was skeptical, but so far it is mostly intact! (He’s not a chewer either… he basically just runs around with it.)

Angel Avatar

They are all made well with a Kevlar-type “skin,” and all have double channel-stitched seams, but in my experience, the ones with fewer “parts” last longest….the shark, alligator, snake (the snake is LOTS of fun because it has extra squeakers), trout, etc. Macy took the tails off the skunk and squirrel right away. All of the parts are sewn on independently, tho, so it doesn’t make hole when she rips off a tail, ear, fin, etc. Anyway, drop me a message with your address, and I’ll send you a few from our samples cache!

Alice Avatar

Haul: OCC lip tars in Vain, Pagan, and Technopagan. My Beauty Addiction mini lipsticks in Teal With It and Smoke Screen. Pretty Zombie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks in Blue Moon and Potion #9. CO Bigelow lip balm sticks in Mentha, Lemon, and Cinnamint (plus some toothpaste samples). My Pretty Zombie blush in Morphine and 6 eye shadow samples I can’t remember all the colors. August Glossybox (maybe I mentioned that last time?).

Weekend Plans: More landscaping. Always more landscaping. I hate the people who lived in this house before us and let it go to sh*t.

Do you keep greeting cards? Only if it’s really cool and I think I’m going to use it in an art piece or put it in my postcard book.

KaseyCannuck Avatar

Haul: I caved at the Sephora sale! I got some Murad and Philosophy skincare, UD Ocho Loco 2, UD Feminine Palette, a Korres mascara for half price that I wanted to redeem a certificate for earlier this year, but they don’t carry Korres in the store near me, and finally, the TF Pretty Rebel palette. I’ve been resisting that one since the reviews!

Weekend plans: Working one day, nothing the other.

Do you keep greeting cards?: Only from the BF. He gets so flustered trying to write in them that every one has a scribble of some kind.

Denise Avatar

Haul: No makeup this week although I did buy a gorgeous top for summer (its officially spring here although judging by the moat we have around our house due to the heavy rainfall all week, you’d never think so!) which I looove!
Weekend plans: We have guests arriving on Tuesday to stay for a few days so I’ll be tidying up the house:the pantry needs a good clear out for starters…sigh. We are going out for dinner tomorrow night so thats something to look forward to.
Do I keep greeting cards: Rarely: depends on who its from and what its about.

Donna Avatar

My order of OCC’s Pagan and Technopagan along with their Creme Colour Concentrate in Melody, came from Sephora today – yay! Can’t wait to play. I think that I have everything to whip up any blue or purple lip color for the Fall.

CatG Avatar

Haul: Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers in Apocalyptic and Comet, Wet ‘n’ Wild So Berry On Trend nail polish, 4 Sigma brushes, Milani Perfect Purple (I finally own this!!)
Weekend plans: Movie night and junk food with my brother tomorrow!
Do you keep greeting cards?: Not usually, unless they have thoughtful written messages in them or are just super pretty

Ember Avatar

Love Mellen practicing tonic immobility. That’s the way to handle a shark. No haul for me this week, just going through my recent MAC haul to find the best items to take on my vacation in just over a week. I’m using the MAC lipstick True Love’s Kiss as my starting point since it’s a lovely neutral red and will pair up with just about anything else.

Ember Avatar

I’m going to bring some MAC eyeshadows. Right now Ive got Artificial Earth, Deep Fixation, Hidden Motive, Diamond Dove (brows), Shroom, Expensive Pink, and Era on the list. I haven’t decided which blushes to take. I’m keeping it simple with concealer and tinted moisturizer rather than foundation and powder.

Nikky Avatar

Haul: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in Magnificent Mauve, Blissful Berry, and Brazenberry

Weekend Plans: grabbed lunch today with a friend who’s visiting from out of town, then probably just doing homework.

Do you keep greeting cards: Sometimes I’ll hang onto a few for a while, or if they’re particularly meaningful. Otherwise I don’t keep majority of them.

Erica Avatar

Haul: I bought the MUFE trio palette and 3 shadows . They are I-662 : (satin gold color), ME -828 (satin grape purple color) and I-229 ( a matte cadet blue). The MUA did an eye look with these colors on my face. I received compliments the rest of the day so I think I’ll keep them.

I’m de-cluttering thus week too Christine.
As I get older, I keep all the cards I receive from my Mom. She gives really great cards with nice notations inside of them. I Aldo keep especially personal cards.

Veronica Avatar

Haul: Milani eyeshadow in Bella Taupe
Weekend plans: My Microbiology textbook decided to miss the Saturday delivery and didn’t arrive until AFTER the holiday, so I have tons of notetaking to catch up on. My friend’s wedding is on Saturday, and I’m getting my roots touched up on Sunday.
Do you keep greeting cards?: I keep them on display for several months after I get them, then throw them away when I remember to.

Veronica Avatar

Yes, it is. Quite a pretty shade, too – love the purple undertone to it. It definitely needs a primer, though, but that may just be my hooded eyes. It’s a nice formula, though I admit the shades they discontinued for this series seemed to wear stronger and more pigmented.

Rachel R. Avatar

Cute pic! My son has that same shark toy, I think.

Haul: Sephora – UD Anarchy Face Case and Kat von D Poetica palette. From Urban Decay – Lip Junkie Lipgloss that was on sale for $5, so I got all the colors; Eyeshadow Cobra (didn’t have) & Grifter (have, but love); Naked2 Basics palette, and eye primer.

Weekend Plans: Housework and grocery shopping. Blech.

Do you keep greeting cards? I keep ones from my hubby and kids, and certain others that are special. Most I keep for a little while, then recycle.

Rachel R. Avatar

LOL You’ll have to get your husband one of his own.

Yes, I have gotten to try the glosses. I like them, except a couple of the tips got smooshed in transit. I was able to unsmoosh (is that a word?) them enough to make the applicator work. I think the applicators in general aren’t the greatest/most consistent, but I like the gloss. I just smooth over with a lip brush if I need to. For $5, I’m willing to do that.

Lulle Avatar

Haul: Lancome new Grandiose mascara and bareMinerals BB Cream Eyeshadow in Candlelit Peach. I received them today!

Plans: nothing special! Inevitably, some house chores, hopefully a lot of relaxation and some exercise.

Greeting cards: I usually keep them for a few month (often clipped on my fridge) and then throw them away. I keep the ones that come from our closest friends. I do keep all postcards though.

Marina Avatar

Haul: Charlotte Tilbury Rock Chick palette and Colour Chameleon in Amethyst Aphrodisiac, Ardency Inn eyeshadow in Rose Gold (it’s even prettier in person – thanks Christine!), Mac Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Superwatt, Mac Technakohl Liner in Graphblack, Mac Eye Kohl in Tarnish, Mac Icon and Explicit (once again, thanks Christine!), Mac Beauty Marked and Shale eyeshadows (those are my first 2 mac eyeshadows, funny, hmm?, I’ve never seemed to care much for them, but I decided to give them a try).

Weekend plans: I work on Saturdays :(, but on Sunday or Monday (my days off) I’m probably going to see a movie and dine out.

Do you keep greeting cards? Not really, unless it was sent by someone very, very special.

Sylirael Avatar

Haul: I caved, A MUG blush, a MUG shadow, and a MUG brush are on their way to me! πŸ˜€ hehe, ‘MUG’ … *chortles quietly to self, easily amused* πŸ˜‰

Weekend plans: it’s Father’s Day on Sunday, so there will be brunch! Otherwise, ballet (duh!). πŸ™‚

Greeting cards: same as you – only if there’s a really special message, or I can recycle them into other designs. I don’t actually get many greeting cards as an adult, actually. Obviously I keep all the wonderful ones my husband hand makes for me ^_^

Kat Avatar

Haul: Uh, I’ve become totally obsessed with r/makeupexchange so I have two hauls! My swap haul: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus foundation, Urban Decay Deluxe shadow box, and MAC Blacktrack. My store haul: I bought MAC eyebrow pencils in Lingering and Brunette and both were too warm, so I returned and bought Anastasia Brow Wiz in medium ash — PERFECT. Then, the Too Faced Matte Eye palette in a set with an eyeliner and lip palette that was part of a half off sale on the site, so that’s frickin’ sweet.

Weekend plans: We’re moving soon, so my plans, realistically? Do absolutely nothing while thinking about packing. Maybe I’ll get lucky.

Do I keep greeting cards: I haven’t gotten a greeting card in years. I don’t usually keep them though.

Helene Avatar

Oh, Mellan!
Haul, Two eyeshadows from Sephora, a yellos and a green. Shower gel and body oil from Body Shop, their ned Argan Oil line. Clarisonic Mia 2, Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. Laura Mercier setting powder, Matte Translucent, NARS Nico and Hoola. Two of the things I got I’ve been thinking of, looking at, wanting for quite some time, the Clarisonic and, yes that’s right Hoola πŸ™‚
Weekenplans, selling crafty things, pearls, yarn and other stuff at the local fleamarket, done now, and I did sell for more than I payed for the spot. YAY! Tomorrow, Sunday, relax and walk the dog.
Greeting cards, I have saved quite a lot, from my great grandparnets (maternal) from my grandparents (maternal) from my mother, my sons father, and from my son. Some from friends and old ones, that look as if they were form the 1920s, but can’t be as they were for me, and I’m not quite that old. So mostly for sentimental reasons. I just went through the collection the other day, throwing away cards form cousins, reading some of the cards I kept, feeling really nostalgic, especially when I read a note from my grandmother that I gor the first time I was away from the famliy. She wrote that our dog, a German Shepherd had missed me so much she haden’t eaten for a couple of days, and then she had drawn aroung the dogs paw, as a greeting from the dog. I was so teary eyed after reading the note. My grandparents and that dog were so special. I still miss them all.

Christine Avatar

Doesn’t it feel really great when you get something you’ve been wanting for awhile? Here’s hoping you love the Clarisonic and Hoola πŸ™‚

How lovely — I think it’s great that you save cards and re-read through them! I love when people send cards with real messages inside them, just because I find that makes them special.

Nicole Avatar

Haul: Nothing. I hauled last week and include the bought products into my makeup routine this week.
Weekend plans: Nothing special, just the usual things.
Do you keep greeting cards?: I try to collect them storred somewhere in a drawer or a box in a cupboard.

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