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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #259

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Pieces from Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks, Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, Bite Beauty Lip Pencil Set, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Set
  • Weekend plans: Hopefully relax a little — it has been a ridiculously stressful week!
  • Do you keep a diary?: Nope! I’ve never been very good at that.

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Amber C. Avatar

This weeks haul – I ordered Topix Replenix Serum and a set of BeautyBlenders from

Weekend plans – im working tomorrow and relaxing the rest of the weekend!

Do i keep a diary – no, its never been something i could keep up with.

Zainab Avatar

Haul: none this week, though my Becca blush arrived and I love it. I’m tossing up between the Lorac Unzipped and theBalm Nude Tude, because I want one but I don’t really need both… So one of the two will be my next haul. Christine, do you have a preference for one or the other? Because I’ve heard raves for both, but also a few meh reviews on the Nude Tude.

Plans for the weekend: studying for my exams, barbeque on Sunday and viewing some rental houses.

Do I keep a diary? I used to keep a proper one when I was a teenager, now I sort of write bits and pieces, but more fiction than recounts of my day (though sometimes my stories match my mood, or they do things I’ve done). Not much time for any non-university writing at the moment though, I hope I’ll get more chances to do all the things I enjoy when I don’t have exams hanging over me.

Lily Avatar

Nars Femme Fleur lipstick, PC skin care.
Relax this weekend, maybe see a movie.
Never had a diary.

xoxo for the gorgeous Mellan! Have a great weekend Christine.

BreTheMakeupGeek Avatar

Guerlain kiss kiss holiday set, Urban decay electric nail polish trio, buxom full bodied lipstick duo, NYX macaron lippy lavender & violet, NYX butter lipstick razzle fiesta.

Weekend plans:
play with my new goodies, rest & catch up on my dvr shows!

Do you keep a diary:
Nope…taking my secrets to the grave

Estefania Avatar

Haul: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick set (check your local Sephora! Mine had tons!), Bite Beauty lip set, Chanel Envol, MAC No Faux Pas lipstick.
Weekend Plans: I’m working this weekend! Haha gotta catch up at the office, but I’m doing a Breast Cancer walk tomorrow morning!
Do you keep a diary? Not really… I get super critical about what I write, so it never lasts long!

Sunny Avatar

I can’t wait to see the other EL shades you got (if you got Fierce, I hope you like it as much a I do)!

Haul: I helped a friend lay her hands on a limited edition Diptyque candle on their website. Took the opportunity and bought myself the new web exclusive Benjoin. I like it!

Weekend plans: Spending Saturday with friends and Sunday working. You’ve got to do a bit of both I guess 😉

Do you keep a diary?: Not anymore! When I was a lot younger I used to 😉

Maddie Avatar

■Haul: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5, Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Paltette, Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette, Palladio Natural Rice Powder. Repurchased MAC Soft Oche Paint Pot and NARS Smudgeproof.
■Weekend plans: My weekends pretty much revolve around school these days. I’m taking a Microbiology class on Sundays, and I have a quiz or exam every Sunday, which means I spend all day Satuday doing homework and studying…
■Do you keep a diary?: NOOO. I used to when I was a kid/teen, but every time I went back to read them I felt so ashamed and silly so I stopped doing it altogether. This is my diary hahahaha!

pePear Avatar

Haul: Bobbi Brown Soothing cleansing oil,Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix set,Givenchy Le Rouge lip #201,Makeup For Ever Full Cover concealer,KatVon D Ink liner,Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau De parfum
Weekend plans: long sleep ,this last three days are troll for me
Do you keep a diary?: I’m not use it everyday thought just a moment or event that impressed me and I don’t want to forget

Andrea Avatar

Is just my shame. Finally gave in and bought Negligee, after weeks of telling to myself that don’t need it. Got TF’s Black Dahlia (Wendy’s fault!), Platinum, Cocoa Mirage and CdP In Satin Moon. Oh, and another EL Night Recovery serum… Ran out of it. Plus my good old Boots eye make up remover, that adore. Is going to be my b’day soon anyway… Like in a month… Just shameful behavior.
I have no plans… Just to watch movies, drink red tea like an old lady and ponder about stuff.
Hope you get to rest amd recover yourself.

Pav Avatar

Haul : None, but my Burberry Lip Velvet in Fuchsia pink arrived and I can’t stop staring at it.
Weekend Plans : Diwali party – time to whip out the aforementioned Burberry lipstick!
Do you keep a diary : Does keeping mental note of all the lipsticks you want count? Seriously though, I wish I did, but I don’t 🙁

Alix Avatar

Haul: The week’s not over yet, the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Set may still be mine!
Weekend plans: Taking my oldest niece out for a day of lunch and shopping on Sunday. Plus I have several new books I need to start reading. Walking with a friend, now that most of the rain’s over here.
Do you keep a diary?: I keep appointment books, in which I always write down a little bit about each day. Does that count? It’s fun to look back at books from years ago and have a single entry bring back memories of exactly what I was doing that day.

Sonya Avatar

Haul: Anastasia Tamanna palette (LOVE it)
Weekend plans: Revisions/responses to reviewers, dissertation data collection and HOPEFULLY get a start on wedding planning
Do you keep a diary: No, but I recently found the one I did keep when I was six. It was pretty funny to read

Whitney Avatar

Haul: Wet ‘n’ Wild Lipstick in Birthday Suit; MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks in Fresh Brew, Head in the Clouds, and surprisingly Crème Cerise.

Weekend Plans: I have to study for my Informative Speech today and tomorrow (but not without my Godiva chocolate). On Sunday, I’ll finally have to tape it when I get everyone noisy out of the house lol! The joys of taking Oral Communications online.

Do you keep a diary? Ages ago but my English teacher in ninth grade killed that when she made my class have to keep a journal for the entire year. I hated that, despite being an avid writer of fantasy and science fiction stories. Apparently I’m a lover of hypocrisy. *snickers*

Chris25 Avatar

Haul: Sinful Colors Shine in Most Sinful, OPI Incognito in Sausalito, Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in 24K.

Weekend plans: I might have an odd job lined up (yay for a chance to make some cash!) and I have to redo my draft for my senior project because the first one was a mess.

Do you keep a diary?:When I was a teen I did, but not now.

Leticia Avatar

Haul: I found a sale and got a Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel in Dark Brown and a deep raspberry Matte Lip Balm (I don´t remember the name)!
Weekend plans: Get some rest and begin preparing for a working trip I´m leaving for next Saturday!
Do you keep a diary? Not anymore, but I did enjoy keeping one when I was younger

Your assistant Mellan is ready to take notes :D! Have a happy and relaxing weekend, Christine!

Jennie Avatar

Haul: I ordered some Holiday makeup but nothing has arrived yet. 🙁
Weekend plans: I finally get to relax this weekend! No exams for next week so I’ll be playing videogames and catching up on my favorite TV shows.
Do you keep a diary?: No, I suck at keeping track of those.

Maria Avatar

Hi Christine, Just received my Tom Ford cream eyeshadows (2 of each) Platinum and Spice. I don’t want to miss out this time around. Two white beauty blenders from the dermstore which are on Back Order. A couple of By Terry lipsticks in 201 and 200. Tempted to order a couple of lipsticks from Guerlain but I have done enough damage. For the amount of makeup I purchase you would think I wore it everyday but I don’t.

Valerie C. Avatar

Haul: The new Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation/kabuki set, Nip + Fab No Needle Fix serum ( I use it as a light moisturizer for my oily skin… only $19.99 ).

Plans: Getting ready for the big move to Boston and puppy sitting….interesting combination 🙂

Diary: Never again! I had 9 journals from high school and college. My fresh older brother walked off with them…..good thing I had nothing horrible written!

Valerie C. Avatar

Thanks! You have the great west coast weather! I’m excited about Boston because there’s nothing exciting happening here in western CT 🙂

CatG Avatar

BIG Haul (It was my birthday): Sleek Arabian Nights palette, Makeup Forever Artist Palette, Makeup Geek Z palette with Moondust, Mango, Glamorous, Country Girl, Cocoa Bear, Creme Brulee, Sensuous, Beaches & Cream and Vanilla Bean, Makeup Geek Utopia Pigment, Ardency Inn Eyeshadow in Heaven, L’Oreal True Teal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner, L’Oreal Cobalt Blue Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner, Hello Waffle Ethereal Voice Eyeshadow, Hello Waffle blush samples in June Bug, Pumpkin, Sweet Tea, Hello Waffle sample of Golden Veil highlighter, Hello Waffle 1000 Likes Celebation Eyeshadow Collection, Milani Gel Eyeshadows in Bella White, Bella Gray and Bella Mandarin, Milani Liquid Eye Pencil in Perfect Purple, Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Mauve, Milani Color Statement Lipliners in Spice and Brandy, L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, FierceMagenta Purple Iris Lipstick, FierceMagenta Lipgloss in Romance, Wild Plum, Summer Love, and Bloody Cherry.

Weekend plans: Continue giving my room a makeover!

Do you keep a diary?: Yes, I write quite often if I have the time.

CatG Avatar

Thank you Chrstine!! Cocoa Bear eyeshadow from Makeup Geek was an instant favorite! I know it’s just a brown, but it’s very special! Also Pumpkin blush by Hello Waffle, I’ve been wearing it every day this week!

Joannie Avatar

Haul: TF Black Dahlia lipstick Guerlain Meteorites Blanc 00 & Perles Du Paradis, & Guerlain ‘Coque d’Or’ Iridescent Perfumed Powder, Moto Boots and ordered Chanel Reve d’Orient – e/s quad w/the embossed stars and Rouge G de Guerlain lipcolor Rose Grenat 864

Weekend plans: Dining out Sat night, Family Sunday Dinner, & a Little R&R

Do you keep a diary?: NO

Joannie Avatar

Nordstrom. It was a preorder but shipped prior to the projected date. This is such a nice product. The scent is delicate and dissipates quickly, leaving behind a micro shimmer that looks so awesome w/the delicate necklaces that I’m wearing. I love it! The bottle is quite lovely too and looks nice next to the holiday Météorites.

Becca Avatar

Haul: I went a bit crazy with drugstore this week! Wet n Wild’s Comfort Zone palette, an off brand 3 dollar palette to play with, three Jesse’s Girl pigments and I have an ELF order shipping to me right now! 😉

Weekend plans: Probably gonna have a friend over and relax a bit. 🙂 Nothing special!

Do you keep a diary?: Nah, not my kinda thing. 🙂

Becca Avatar

I haven’t been able to do my makeup for a while due to my skin being a bit wonky. Gotta go to a dermatologist to get it sorted, until then, I’m just practicing, playing around and then wiping away. :c So sad.
Last week I did do a look for fall though, used some BB Cream and just forgot about my skin for a bit. I went to a local farm and wanted to get in the Autumn spirit, haha.

Nikki Avatar

Haul: ALL the indies! I’m new to independent cosmetic companies, but the IndieMakeupandMore subreddit has been incredibly useful (and expensive!) with influencing some great purchases. So far I’ve received my Fyrinnae and Meow Cosmetics orders. I’m still waiting on Shiro and Darling Girl.

Weekend plans: Relax and clean.

Do you keep a diary?: I was required to when I was in school to become an addictions counselor. I had to write a journal entry every night and turn it in to my advisor for feedback the following day. It was actually an incredible experience, and it helped me a ton. However, I’ve been pretty terrible about writing since graduating last year.

fancie Avatar

Haul: I picked up all of the fall matte Wet n Wild lipsticks earlier this week along with a few other lipsticks from CVS. I also just ordered the Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks bronzer and Bite Beauty lipstick duo. Seriously can’t wait to get them!

Weekend Plans: Wine & Halloween movies lol

Do you keep a diary? No. I haven’t had a diary since like middle school lol. Brings back memories..

hima Avatar

Hi i just recently discovered your blog and love your lipstick reviews they totally help me with my never ending search for specific shades that i have in mind rather than spending hours on end at sephora and then getting distracted by something completely different than what i went in for 🙂
Haul: Bobbi brown Highlight powder
Weekend Plans: Study 🙁
I never had a diary

Rachel R. Avatar

Haul: Birthday – BareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette, Purminerals Jupiter Ascending set, a tattoo-style Little Mermaid T-shirt and some jewelry. Non-birthday that I bought: A new Sonia Kashuk blush brush, my ancient one died. I’m not sure I like the new one as well. Burt’s Bees pumpkin spice lip balms for me and my older son (he’s been pumpkin obsessed since infancy). Wet n Wild Halloween glitter sets.

Weekend plans: My younger friend’s son is visiting again tomorrow. Finish decorating my porch for Halloween. Grocery shopping. Laundry.

Do you keep a diary?: No. I love to write, but I abhor keeping a diary. I’m always paranoid someone will read it. Even if it weren’t read till I was dead, it would still bother me.

Rachel R. Avatar

His favorites are all the foods: Pie, ice cream, pancakes. He likes the lip balms, air fresheners, etc. that come out, too though. If he could have jack-o-lanterns all year round, I think he would, too.

Mariella Avatar

Haul: From Clarins, their BB cream in the fairly newly released lightest shade (00), another Super Restorative Eye Cream (I’d sworn off it because of wasteful packaging and the silly price but they redesigned the packaging and I actually miss the “results” I get with it) and a wonderful new eyeshadow formulation from them – sort of like Illusion d’ombre – in a fabulous matte grey shade. Then, of course, I had to visit MAC to pick up Sweet Sentiment Mineralize Blush which just launched. I am very happy with it and got 2 compliments on how well I was looking this evening as I worked my butt off in a hot kitchen helping my sister in law with the rehearsal dinner for her son’s wedding tomorrow (and this was still the same makeup I’d applied first thing in the morning!)

Weekend plans: haircut tomorrow and then nephew’s wedding. Sunday – kick back and relax.

Do you keep a diary: Not any more. But I do keep copious LISTS!!!

Christine Avatar

LISTS! Do you do lists for everything?

I don’t have daily to-do lists other than ticking off that I schedule this post for that time (it helps that I do the same times each day, more or less), but that’s more so I don’t double-book a post, lol! I’ll do lists before we travel and things like that, though.

I am also so happy that you are loving Sweet Sentiment 🙂 Phew. I kept thinking of you and Subtle Breeze when I was swatching it!

Meghan Avatar

Haul: I bought the Sigma 3D kabuki brush, several NYX butter glosses and a few Barry M gelly nail polishes (which I’ve never tried before so I’m excited to use!). I also got the MUG Vegas palette & a few random eye shadow pans. I now have one too many MUG pans for one large z-palette, dang it!
Weekend plans: My in-laws are still visiting town, so mostly family time!
Do you keep a diary?: Not anymore! I used to for years and years as a kid, and I always think of taking it up again. I even have a blank book & pen in my bedside nightstand!

Jade Avatar

Haul: My online MAC order arrived – got replacements for my MSFN in Light Plus and Eyebrows in Lingering, plus bought La Vie En Rouge (which is quite nice!), but the BEST BIT – I finally convinced myself to spring for a 239 brush!! It might actually be THE BEST makeup item I’ve ever bought. I actually think it’s going to make a whole lot of my other eye brushes redundant. I can’t believe I went this long without one!!! I did my entire eye look with just that brush last night. I’ve already got a second one in my shopping cart!!

Weekend plans: Do some study, chill out after my crazy week!! 🙂 I’m moving into doing more nursing roles in my vet nursing traineeship, which is stressful, but really rewarding!

Do you keep a diary?: Heck no! I’ve tried in the past, but I suck. I tried to keep a travel diary when I went to Europe, and I lasted a week (I was there for four weeks LOL).

Kat Avatar

Haul: a few Urban Decay eyeshadow singles and liners
Weekend plans: Still (still!) supposed to pack for the move
Do you keep a diary: I used to. When writing became my work, I forgot how to love it. I should work on that.

Helene Avatar

Mellan is so cute investigating the notebook!
Haul, quite a lot from MAC, lipglass and lipstick Viva Glam Rihanna 2, lipstick Good Kisser, Nailpolishes liguid pigment in Gold and Pink Pearl, eyeshadows in Expensive Pink and in Girlie. Seeme I had a very pink day that day 🙂
I also got NARS nailpolish in Orgasm, I find it a very sweet easy to wear everyday polish. And finally Seven Veils Eau de Parfume from Byredo. A very interesting scent. It starts out smelling like a very smokey whisky, then it mellows inte something I can’t describe, but I’m a bit addicted to it 🙂
Weekend, nothing planned
A diary, no. I’m not a writer, as I have shown here more than once. I did sort of keep one when my son was a baby, I wrote what he ate, when he started eating new things, when he first spoke and walked and so on, but after that, no.

Johnna Quick Owens Avatar

Mellan looks like he is contemplating his own diary!

Haul: Buxom Lips in Brandi, I love the Buxom lip glosses, although this one doesn’t wear as dark as it looks in the tube. I also bought a couple of WnW lipsticks, got them home only to find that I had duplicates of both already, and one of those I actually now have three tubes of the color. Gee, I must have liked it!
Weekend plans: working, and trying to catch up on cleaning. I intend to drag fall/winter clothes out of storage and box up some spring/summer items that won’t be useful anytime soon. I love this time of year!
Do you keep a diary? I have always kept a diary, sometimes more diligently or detailed than other times, but I have diaries going back more than thirty years, to the 5th Grade. 🙂 I find it is a stress relief for me, I write about everything, even dreams or nightmares. I rarely go back and read them, but maybe once a year I will look back and flip through, see what I was thinking. I don’t know what to eventually do with them though, they are so very personal and I wouldn’t want anyone else to access them, so I think I need to put some kind of “burn upon death” clause in my will. 🙂

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