Free for Haul Friday, Volume #265

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Tom Ford Lips & Boys lipsticks arrived, MAC Red, Red, Red products
  • Weekend plans: Catch up on comments and answering questions — I am so terribly behind, and I very much appreciate your patience!
  • What’s your favorite part about December?: I really like giving gifts when you find that really interesting/right gift for someone that you know they’ll love!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


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Rikki Avatar

Happy Friday, all!!
Haul: Bought 2 of the Sephora masks- I tried one this week that I had bought during the VIB sale and I loved it- Pearl mask – Perfecting & brightening and Rose mask – Moisturizing & brightening. I redeemed 100 points for a Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer – Glitter Polish in 99 Luftballoons – it is so pretty! I used it last night as an accent nail.
Weekend plans: Hoping to go bowling tomorrow.
Favorite part of December: my birthday 🙂

Lily Kelley Avatar

The only purchase I had this week was Mac Ultimate lipstick in Marque(thanks to your review)
The weekend is for relaxing and getting dog food.
Love giving my husband a birthday and xmass gift that I know he will love.

xoxo for the gorgeous Mellan from me and the boys. Have a great weekend Christine.

pePear Avatar

Haul: ARDENCY INN MODSTER Eyeliner Trio,Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Color Collection,MAKE UP FOR EVER Metal Palette,Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Rich Navy,Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Complete Set
Weekend plans: work out! I eats and eats. LOL
What’s your favorite part about December?: it’s like a month of holidays that mean I can see my family members more and have time to talks or do something together

Estefania Avatar

Haul: YSL Lip Tint in Oil in Cherry My Cherie, TF Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (for a friend), NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick, MAC Gunner and Toxic Tale lipsticks.

Weekend Plans: Work! I’m freelancing at MAC this weekend.

Favorite part of December: Seeing my family and boyfriend! They both live far away, and the holidays is when they visit 🙂

Alix Avatar

Haul: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok
Weekend plans: getting a car tune-up, catching a movie, going ice skating, and maybe attending an artisan gift show
What’s your favorite part about December?: Having all my Xmas shopping done, and looking forward to my holiday vacation!

Celia Avatar

Have a great weekend, Christine! Not all my Boys are here yet. Olivier and Alsdahair arrived. Olivier I love (it’s exactly what I was expecting. A glossy, shimmery lavender-pink on me that’s good for layering over my other lilac-nudes). Alasdhair is too close to Black Orchid and Bruised Plum in practice, so a friend who has neither is buying it from me. Stavros, Julian, and Liam still have to arrive and those are the ones I’m most excited for.

Keeeeesses to Mellan!

Whitney Avatar

Aww, Mellan the Huggable!!

Haul: Although I didn’t purchase anything (shoot, I’m completely broke!), my sweet aunties actually got me quite a load:

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in Carnal, Decadent, Irresistible, Emotional, and Insolent Plum
Givenchy Le Rouge in Brun Creatéur, Brun Vintage, Brun Cachmire, and Fuchsia Irrésistible
Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour in Red Love
Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Creme de Rouge Matte Colour Exceptional Hold in Avarice, Luxure, Orgueil, and Gourmandise
Guerlain Rouge Parade The Exceptional Complete Lip Colour
Guerlain Rouge Automatique Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Colour in Shalimar, Champs Elysees, and Insolence
Guerlain Shalimar Ode a La Vanille
Gucci Audacious Color Intense Lipsticks in Cerise, Imperial Red, and Dark Romance
Gucci Luxurious Moisture Rich Lipstick in Heartbreaker, Seduction, and Boudoir
Givenchy ROUGE INTERDIT Magic Lipstick in Noir Révélateur
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks in Rouge Cancan, Illicit Raspberry, Elegant Rouge, and Beige Champagne
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stains in Rouge Enamel, Rose Forreau, Rouge Laque, Violine Surrealiste, Brun Cachmire, Camel Croisiere, and Orange de Chine
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance in Le Rouge, Rouge Vermillion, Rouge Bergamasque, Coral Poetique, and Taupe Raphael
Yves Saint Laurent LA LAQUE COUTURE Nail Lacquers in Noir Primitif, Corail Colisee, Rose Renaissance, Violine Serrealiste, and Violet Baroque

I don’t know why they did it or even how they could afford all of it (after all, because 1. I used my life’s savings on Black Friday and even then, that almost wasn’t enough! 2. I know what kind of job each of them have and unless they hid some promotions, I still don’t think they’d have enough). Even so, this might be their college graduation gift to me because last I check, Christmas was on the 25th and typically only two of the four aunts tends to buy me gifts on said holiday. I’m not complaining though! They’re known to spoil the mess out of me! 😛 Maybe this is why they didn’t want me to get anymore lipstick. LOL! I need to buy a colossal lipstick holder because my collection has skyrocketed even more after this.

Weekend Plans: Sleep! Sleep! Sleep! I’m finished with school now and the only thing I really am a little worry about is a surgical procedure I’ll have to endure this coming Tuesday. Other than that, I’m going to just relax for not only the remainder of the weekend but the remainder of the month. 🙂

What’s your favorite part about December?: Although you’d be hard-pressed to get me to admit it aloud but I love the festive and spiritual nature of December. There’s just something comforting about it.

Christine Avatar

Fabuloussssss haul! What lovely aunties you have indeed 🙂

Do you keep a wish list handy, Whitney? They either know you EXCEPTIONALLY well or they totally cheated with a list, LOL!

Hope your procedure goes smoothly on Tuesday! Speedy recovery!

Whitney Avatar

Thanks, Christine. Definitely a fantastic haul! I’m still dumbfounded by my aunts (and determined to find out how they could afford this! Seriously!).

I bet they did find my wish list. I always catch them in my room whenever I’m coming home from class and it does seem too good to be true that a great deal of my Temptalia wish list is now in my hands today. 🙂 LOL!

I hope the procedure goes smoothly as well. I’m sick of these gallstones. The only good thing that came out of them is the massive amount of weight loss I had due to having to eat more healthy to contain the fire they unleash.

Amber C. Avatar

These are my hauls from last week and this week – I’ve been busy!
Allure Beauty Box Winter 2014
Hautelook LORAC sale – 2 palettes im waiting for in the mail.
Target 10$ Beauty Box
ULTA – Philosophy Amazing Grace set (body oil, perfume and whipped body cream)
Sephora –
Philosophy Purity 10$ black Friday deal
Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soliel matte bronzer
Hourglass Dim Infusion blush
Benefit They’re Real mascara
Bite Beauty lip primer
Bite Beauty Bordeaux lip cream
OCC Lip Tar – Black Metal Dahlia
UD Naked foundation 0.5
UD Naked Palette (gift for a friend)
L’Occitane 500 point gift
MUFE HD loose powder 100 pt gift

And Chanel Camelia de Plumes highlighter – so gorgeous!!

Weekend plans – working for most of it.

Favorite part of December – buying and wrapping the perfect presents for my friends!

Jennifer Avatar

Haul: Nars velvet matte lip pencil in Dolce Vita, Karuna hydrating face mask, and Josie Maran argan oil
Weekend plans: downtown christmas event on sat night and christmas party on sun night 🙂
Favorite part about December: all the christmas decorations, seeing all the lights and just how festive the whole month feels!

Jennifer Avatar

Karuna products are sold at Sephora and this was my first time trying a product from them and I enjoyed it! One of my friends recommended this line of face masks to me…

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

Haul: I got the Naked Basics 2 in a trade. Also it not in hand but my Canon T5i was shipped today! (it was in back order for 2 weeks).

Weekend plans: Photography catch up.

What’s your favorite part about December?: Baking, find gifts for others, snow, spending time with family. I usually take my vacation week off at Christmas as well to try and unwind. It also my B-Day. 😉

Melinda Avatar

Haul- MAC bronzing powder, MAC Brave, Cosmo, Crosswires, Giddy lipsticks
Weekend plans- dog sitting, cleaning, shopping
Favorite part about December- I love Christmas lights

Kimmy Avatar

I have about a biz-zillion youtube videos and blogs to catch up with! Blogging everyday has really taken a huge chunk out of my “spare time”. This weekend, I also hope to 1) actually open packages/recent hauls 2) do some tidying and re-organising around the house 3) purchase/put up holiday decor 4) bake with my niece and nephew and 5) set up my light boxes. Wish me luck!

Kelsey Avatar

Haul: This is my black friday and cyber monday haul… Gerard Cosmetics 1995, buttercup, and tequila sunrise lipsticks and rose hill gloss; kiehl’s hydro plumping serum and shine free lip balm (hubby’s stocking stuffer); MAC gunner lipstick (x2); Korres wild rose moisturizing and brightening cream and a tube of First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream for my purse. I also got a small bundle from Fortune cookie soap including Moose mug cuticle butter, some steam me up scotty tabs, and a bar of incredibly glittery soap. Because Christmas.
Weekend plans: taking out old and putting in new bottom cupboards for my mother in law and subsequently countertop shopping, dinner with a highschool friend, and helping another girlfriend make cheesecake for her new beau’s birthday.
Favourite part of December: It’s a tie between Christmas lights and baked goods. I’m also a major fan of peppermint everything that comes out around now.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Haul: Some new MAC goodies from the Prabal Gurung collection and the Sourpuss eye pencil.

Weekend plans: First Christmas party of the year!

What’s your favorite part about December?: Snow. Skiing. Christmas. Getting to go back to Belgium to see family and friends.

xamyx Avatar

Haul: Well…, “Santa” went a wee bit over budget (but, sooo many amazing deals, and a few HTF items!), so not too much… However, my daughter will have nearly the entire “Mi World” collection, which she has been asking for over the last year.

I stumbled upon the Revlon Gucci Westman cream shadow, and the Becca SSP trio, which were both pleasant surprises I didn’t expect to find. Since I recently changed my hair color to Auburn, I needed new brow products, and grabbed 2 Essence pencils (Blonde & Brown), WnW Mink Brown, NYX Brow Powder duo (Dark Brown), and a NYX brow pencil. Becca SSP Pressed Powder in Moonstone, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110, Essence Lash Volumizing Powder, Eco Tools lashes, and a black lash glue. I think that’s it…

Finally, I ordered a dress & skirt from Urban Outfitters Cyber Monday, but my order hasn’t even been processed yet. My daughter found a pair of earrings on Claire’s Cyber Monday sale, and after an hour of begging/rationalizing why I *had* to buy them right then, I caved (I tried to convince her Santa might bring them…), but because I hate paying shipping, I had to throw in a few chokers for myself… So, to save $5, I spent $40, LOL! They were marked down a great deal, and I was already considering 2 of them.

Plans: Breakfast With Santa tomorrow, and resource fair for children with special needs Sunday. If I’m lucky, I may find time to toss in a load of laundry…

December: Well, the weather is generally tolerable!

Monica Avatar

Haul: Way too many things including some gwp: Sephora Black Friday Deals, Chi travel hair set, UD Smoked Palette, Make Up Geek Black Friday Bundle, It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi l/g and l/s, It Cosmetics Tight liner mascara, replaced Organix shampoo/conditioner, cotton rounds. I got an Angela Roi purse, a Harry Potter keeper shirt, Old Navy shirts, some shirts from Target…I think that’s everything lol
Weekend plans: Wrapping presents!
What’s your favorite part about December?: I love buying gifts. In my family we go all out.

Alice Avatar

Haul: Big LUSH order with a handful of bath bombs and lip balms. MAC Gunner lipstick. Sugarpill Magpie, Soot & Stars, and @#$%! shadows.

Weekend plans: hockey tomorrow morning, husband’s work Christmas party tomorrow night.

Favorite part about December: Having 5 weeks off between semesters to work exclusively on my own art. I have to have final grades turned in by next Friday then I’m done until mid-January.

Mariella Avatar

Haul: Guerlain Meteorites (the balls, not pressed) – at last! A Prada Infusion d’iris fragrance set, Bourjois Poudre de riz (loose illuminating/setting powder) and a bottle of LaVanila fragrance for my daughter. Best part of all this is that it was FREE – honestly! SDM had their bonus points redemption last Saturday and I got $210 worth of stuff just by redeeming points! I am a very happy makeup addict!

Weekend plans: Yoga tonight and tomorrow and an Xmas party with the people from the new law firm hubby has joined. Sunday, I want to start doing baking for the holidays.

Mariella Avatar

oops – did it again and forgot the last question

Favourite part about December – 2 weeks off work to relax and really enjoy the season. My daughter is a teacher too so we get to spend a lot of time together when all the other worker bees have had to go back to the hive!

Mariella Avatar

I used to do lots of different types of cookies plus fruit cake (which I love, though I know it’s the subject of jokes and loathing!) but now, I order a ton of cookies from our school’s hospitality students – it is one of their big projects. I still make Skor shortbreads (a family favourite – they are SO delicious, though not especially “pretty”; I can send you the recipe if you want!) and 2 or 3 types of squares and this year, I’m baking for a friend who is having a get together on the 27th so everyone can meet her future daughter in law. She’s scrounging to find a caterer but it’s a busy time of year and this came up “last minute-ish” so I said I’d bake desserts. The young woman’s family is in India so we’re all (there are 5 couples who’ve been friends since uni) heading to India for a wedding either at the end of 2015 or early 2016 (depending on what the astrologers predict as auspicious!) I am SO excited!

Mariella Avatar

Oh, and on the desserts front, I had to add something new to the mix for my sis in law’s fella who has celiac disease and can’t have gluten. So yesterday, I made and froze a lemon semifreddo – gluten free – mainly for him, though it serves 10!

megan Avatar

Haul: Milani (Sangria and Chocolate Berries) and Wet n Wild lipsticks (Cherry Bomb). I’ve recently discovered the beauty of lipstick, dark lipstick in particular, so I’ve gone a little crazy lol. Also Milani Bella Copper e/s. Jordana easyliners for lips in Terra Kiss and Plush Plum, plus an easyliner for eyes in black.

Plans: Girls night at a Painting with a Twist class tonight. Work Christmas Party tomorrow:)

Favorite thing about December: Just the feelings of Christmas and being with family

Rachel R. Avatar

Oh, Mellan! Your puppy dog eyes are making me melt.

Haul: LORAC Sultry Starlet palette arrived yesterday (I couldn’t snag Vixen); Elizabeth Arden eye shadow singles, a couple Ulta eye shadow singles and a purple eye glitter topcoat. I sterling silver lips midi ring.

Weekend plans: Putting up the Christmas tree. Cleaning and laundry, always. Hubby is going out of town to help his mom with a yard project on Saturday, so it’ll be just me and my sons.

What’s your favorite part about December?: Christmas lights. I love, love, love all the pretty lights. 🙂

Rachel R. Avatar

I’ve only gotten to swatch it so far. ( I’ve been sick, so I haven’t worn makeup in three days.) It’s much better than the Skinny palettes. Very nice pigmentation and texture. Not powdery at all. Beautiful colors. I willy wish I could have snagged Vixen, the matte one, too. Maybe they’ll reissue at some point.

Bronwyn Avatar

Haul: gosh cosmetics multi color blush in pink pie

Weekend Plans: going to a holiday afternoon tea with friends tomorrow at a vegetarian tea room

What’s your favourite part of december: there’s a feeling of excitement in the air. I feel like a kid again.

Aida Avatar

Haul: only one thing, Nails Inc. Nail Kale Illuminator

Weekend plans: none, I’ll probably end up Christmas shopping 🙂

What’s your favorite part about December?: Christmas, the colder weather, snow if I’m lucky to get it.

Meghan Avatar

Haul: NARS Audacious lipsticks in Vera, Vivien and Sandra (Sandra’s my mom’s name – I had to :D!)
Weekend plans: Relax! My bf & I are taking separate Christmas holidays this year for the first time in 4 years, so we’re just going to hang out together before he leaves for 3 weeks.
What’s your favourite part about December?: I love how it’s ok to hermit at home, watch movies and drink warm beverages, because it’s too cold to go anywhere 😀 it was around -40 Celsius/ Fahrenheit today!

Meghan Avatar

The Sandra lipstick is awesome! I’m so glad it worked out! It’s a gorgeous shade that I’ll definitely enjoy through the holidays. I was a bit worried about a warm red, but I’m glad I took a chance!

LU Avatar

Haul: I went a little Black Friday/Cyber Week crazy, L’Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil, The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set, bareMinerals the INCREDIBLES Dynamic Eye & Lip Duo x2, Origins Task Maskers Mask Set, tarte Magical Moments Deluxe Best Sellers Essentials Set, Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers set, boscia Pore-Purifying Duo, Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Duo x2, MAKE UP FOR EVER Get Glossy x2, Glamglow Supermud x2, Skindinavia Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray, Hello Kitty An Apple A Day Trio Lip Balm Set x3, Michael Kors Holiday Lip Luster Set x3, Peter Thomas Roth Skinstant Mask Magic Set, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Grandest Grape.

Phew, and that was just my beauty haul!

Weekend plans: I’m going to a ball, and then homework.

What’s your favorite part about December?: My birthday.

LU Avatar

I tried really hard to resist all the hype, and even bought the origins mask everyone says is a dupe. After using a whole tube of the origins mask and just three samples of the Supermud, I knew I had to have the Supermud. I tried the youthmud, powermud, and thirstymud samples too, though, and can say I’m indifferent about that those. Totally recommend trying the Supermud for deep pore cleansing. I also recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Skinstant Mask Magic Set (or mini mask magic set, I bought that before this one), I love the cucumber mask for hydrating and soothing overnight, and the pumpkin mask for exfoliating.

Chris25 Avatar

Haul: Maybelline Colorshow nail polishes in Gilded Rose and Dust of Bronze, The Nudes palette, Color Elixir™ by Color Sensational in Vision in Violet, Black Radiance Concealer Stick in Light, Neutrogena eyeliner in Spiced Chocolate, and Healthy Lengths mascara in Black, Sinful Colors nail polishes in Midnight Blue and Love Nails.

Weekend plans: I would love to take a trip to the Native Art Market at the National Museum of the American Indian, and I need to make a library trip. I can’t get the books I need for a paper I’m writing from my college library because someone already checked them out. :/

Does anyone know of a website that lets you access books for free or at a low cost?

What’s your favorite part about December?: The food that’s available. I like organic eggnog, chocolate stars covered in nonpareils, Lindt chocolates in holiday flavors, Russell Stover Santa chocolates.

veronica Avatar

Haul: ELF blushes in Candid Coral and Twinkled Pink, Burt Bees soothing lipbalm, ELF bronzing brush and I had to repurchase WNW Mellow Wine because I dropped it and it broke.

Weekend plans: Don’t know? Maybe go to the movies.

What’s your favorite part about December? The weather and the holiday food.

Alex Avatar

Haul : Some Eco Tools brushes and Benefit’s Bathina perfume and body oil set.

Weekend Plans: Relax and work out a little. I need to clean my room and organize my make-up too, because most of the stuff is still in bags :/

Favorite part about December: I love baking before Christmas because nothing says Holidays more than a home baked cake or cookies.. this year I promised myself I’ll learn how to make choux pastry, so I can make a choux creme ring for Christmas Day. The semester’s ending next week so as soon as that is over I’ll be like.. Ready, Set, Bake!

Susan M Avatar

Haul: Hmm.. Nothing! 🙂

Weekend plans: Relaxing! No work this weekend, woot woot! That’s a first. Running. A friend is coming over tomorrow and we’re going shopping and then sushi dinner with another friend.

What’s your favorite part about December?: It’s the last month of the year!

Leticia Avatar

Haul: I finally got my hands on my first Chanel products – Illusion d’Ombre in Illusoire and nail polish in Paparazzi. Ever since I read your review on this nail polish it had been one of my most wanted products on my wishlist! I haven´t worn it yet, but I´m sure I’ll love it 🙂
Weekend plans: Housework, catching up on my blog reading and hopefully sleep!
What’s your favorite part about December? I love spending time with my loved ones on Christmas, the lights and decorations in the city’s streets and the festive feeling all around!

Mellan’s face is irresistible – how could anyone not love him?? He’s beyond cute!!

Sylirael Avatar

No worries! I really appreciate and admire that you take the time to reply to every comment! <3

Haul: THE ONE FROM THE STATES IS ALMOST HERE *runs around in circles*

Weekend Plans: Thesis T_T Not even ballet this weekend! *sobs*

Favourite Part about December: that the weather really starts looking summery! It just lifts your mood so much! Doing Christmas baking with the wizard is another top favourite 🙂

Toni Avatar

Haul: NARS Audacious lipstick in Audrey came today! Placing my Sephora order using my BI gift this weekend. Also want to pick up Jessica Signature from Ulta.

Weekend plans: heading home for a few hours to get a couple things done. I also need to find another Christmas tree and start decorating!

What’s your favorite part of December? Winter break, the festive mood, riding through neighborhoods to see Christmas decorations

Lulle Avatar

Haul: a chubby blush stick by Clinique, another shade of HD Lip Lacquer by Revlon and a L’Oreal Infaillible Eye Crayon.
Week-end plans: some house chores, dinner with friends, work holiday party (hope it’s not as terrible as last year….)
Favorite thing about December: Christmas lights.

Becca Avatar

Haul: Electric palette, Forever 21 goodies, and the Too Faced “Primed For Sex” 10 dollar deal thing at Sephora on Black Friday. ^^
Weekend plans: Might go to my piercer and have him take a look at my septum and fit me for some jewelry. 🙂
What’s your favorite part about December?: Family. ^-^

Johnna Quick Owens Avatar

Haul: This was actually a good week for beauty products. LOL Last weekend I found a couple of great CHEAP palettes at Walgreens, Profusion brand, hadn’t heard of them before but both are 5 color eyeshadow sets and they are surprisingly great. My Black Friday buys from Sephora arrived, and that was absolutely an early Christmas kind of day. I picked up the Philosophy Purity cleanser, Clean Perfume Rollerball collection, Kat von D Lipstick set with Lolita and Berlin, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush set, and a ton of samples and freebies. I have to say, I hadn’t tried the Tarte blush before, and honestly I am never a huge fan of blush, but this stuff is AMAZING! I can’t believe I waited this long to try it, I certainly won’t be without it now. I also managed to pick up some MAC eye lashes and a MAC Pigment in Most Darling on Ebay this week, and a NYX lipstick in Snow White that I totally love. One of the best samples that I got with my Sephora order was from Soap and Glory, Smoothie Star Body Buttercream. It smells like pistachios and almonds and it is the thickest, most amazing cream. Where has this been all my life? I will definitely be ordering a large tub of this, I couldn’t quit smelling my hands for hours after I used it. I can see how someone else might not like the lingering scent, but I was in love. Great week!
Weekend plans: Working, heading to the library tomorrow hopefully, and cleaning in preparation for some holiday decorating.
What’s your favorite part about December?: I love the decorations, the lights, the memories of years past. I love snuggling up with hot cocoa or cider and watching an old movie as it snows. Also driving around neighborhoods finding great light displays. Plus wearing my favorite boots and scarves and sweaters!

Nancy T Avatar

Haul: MAC Blankety lipstick , MAC Ojects of Affection Nudes and Corals Lipglass set, MAC La Vie En Rouge lipstick, MAC Satin Taupe Pro Pan, Ole Henriksen Your Skin Is A Gift To Be Treasured 6 piece set, Josie Maren Hand Healers (can hardly wait to use those argen infused nail polish remover pads tomorrow!), Revlon Age Defying Firming & Lifting foundation in Honey Beige ( got ‘rematched’ at MAC: C4.5) and my old standby albatross Maybelline Colossal Cat-eyes WP mascara, whew!!!
Weekend plans: I have an appointment at Ulta for the Urban Decay event, wonder what I should have them do? Idk?
Favorite part of December: That the cool weather is here in AZ! By cooler, it’s like 60-75 degrees avg. daytime high, 35-45 at night! Not too bad all things considered!
My 3 furbabies say “hi” to Mellan!

Nancy T Avatar

The Josie Maran hand cream has helped smoothe out the rough eczema patches on the backs of my hands, so I am pretty impressed, as nothing else has worked. But I think I may also get the one by First Aid, because winter is here and so I do need something that has a more water resistant barrier.

Barbie Avatar

Haul: After not buying makeup in like 4 months my sister let me get stuff from bh and coastal scents from their cyber monday sales! got 5 palettes total

Weekend plans: finish up 2 papers… almost done this semester i can almost taste it

What’s your favorite part about December?: when it starts to snow

Jade Avatar

Haul: NOTHING…. I can’t believe it. However, my boyfriend just got back from Malaysia with my requested Urban Decay haul (be still my beating heart!), however his parents have said they will gift it to me for Christmas…! So I have to wait a few weeks. (Not going to lie, I sneakily opened the palettes to make sure they weren’t smashed! They’re fine, WHEW.)

Weekend plans: Catch up with the boy, celebrate my birthday!

What’s your favorite part about December?: I love everything about this time of year…! The weather is warming up (Christmas in Australia LOL!), my birthday comes around, the year is winding up, I get to spend time with my family, put up shiny sparkling decorations, and… I dunno, I just love it 🙂

Helene Avatar

First Mellan, sweet as always.
Haul, I’ve not reported for a week or two, or three. I have bought MAC pigments, the Object of Affection in silver+blue and pink+rose. Also from MAC Frank-N-Furter and Violetta, lip pencils in Beet and Fashion Boost. Lip gloss Viva Glam VI.
From Canel Camélia de Plumes, I just had to!
From MUFE HD Foundation and eyeshadow in I-834 and a palette to put it in. It’s now waiting for some friends 🙂
Weekend, continue palying WoW Warlords of Draenor, catch up with e-mails and my blogreading, do the laundry.
Favourite part of December, I think it’s the lights in the windows and in gardens, December is so dark here the lights really make a lot of difference. I also love if it snows and the snow doesn’t melt away immediately. That is also Stubbs the Schanuzer’s favourite. Snow!

Helene Avatar

I’ve not raided in a quite a long time, except for raidfinder. I did in Wrath of the Lich King and also in Cataclysm, but not in Pandaria as I wasn’t in a raiding guild then.
I’ve been a bit unlucky with drops, so my item level is still too low to raid, however I have now don Molten core in a 40 man raid, and that was a lot of fun, Prior to that I had done it at level 80 in a 20 man group and since then I’ve soloed it a lot. 40 man, lag, people who didn’t know tacts and didnt listen. In olden days they’d been kicked from their guilds. Of course, this was a pug group. Still I really enjoyed it a lot.
I find I enjoy the garrison alot, didn’t think I would, but it’s actually relaxing. I hope they let us have our own houses soon, that would be fun.
I could go on and on, but I’ll not.
Have you been able to try Warlords of Draenor yet?

Lotus Avatar

Sweet Mellan, he’s wondering what your favorite TF BOY is before his beige fur gets a kiss! 😛

Haul: I’m just going to put everything I remember, please excuse overlaps if they occur, time is not my forte.
– MAC Red red red 3 eyeshadows & lipglass from Kinky boots
– 5 Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop eye sticks in Honey Bunny, Au revoir, Frannie, Leila, and Shoshanna!
– 2 Charlotte Tilbury blushes: First Love & Love Glow
– 1 Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Bitch Perfect
– Rouge G’s: Galante, Grenade, Gina, Bianca for mom, she loves it! 🙂
– YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mats in Rouge Rock & my fave so far, Grenat Satisfaction!
– YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres (glossy stains) in 1, Violet Edition, 19, Beige Aquarelle, and 20, Rouge Enamel, all to add to 4, Mauve Pigment, which I hauled from elsewhere and it was lonely.
– Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Lip Treatment
– Another White Boscia Konjac sponge
– Aftershshave from Issey Miyake for a gift 🙂
– 2 MUFE Labshines: S0 & S2 🙂
– Deluxe sample of La Mer Cleanding Gel to try, it’s not that great at all..
– Shu Uemura Large Shupette Ultim8 cleansing oil 🙂
– 2 Skin Watchers snail creams
– La Mer Regenerating Serum.. I’m not sure why I’m trying this again.. Hope, I guess?
– 1 box of hair dye. I use it to create brow shape & stain underneath hair so I can trim these bushes cleanly 😀 Super easy, just apply in position, clean edges with q-tip in oil, and let sit then wash off! 😀
– Sourcecode Raw Vitamins & also Seaweed 🙂
– Nude Skincare Advanced Renewal Eye Cream
– Returning a Bobbi Brown gloss and both Tonymoly Bbo’s
– Decent free minis of Benefit Watts Up & 3 YSL mascaras, 2 Guerlain Maxi Lash, other goodies..
– Oribe faves: Dry Conditioner & Perfume
– Gucci Guilty Black for her, smells just like the original DC’d Anna Sui.. 🙂
– Tiny equipment pieces to modulate and better an electric atomizer..
– Slippers, a gift I already gave 🙂
– Clothing: gifts 🙂
– Ralph Lauren beautiful charcoal plaid Scarf: Gift 🙂
– Modal lounge pants: gift with above and aftershave 🙂
– 3 L’OREAL Silkissime liners: Plum, Ivy Green, and Charcoal
– An empty bank. 😉
– A new wishlist! 😀

Favorite Part about December: Any happiness found beyond the grieving of a death that occurred in 98. Actually, deaths, plural. 🙁 COMING HERE! 😀
I Think that mostly sums it up. 🙂 Happy Holidays! I’m Broke! 😀

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Happy Holidays!
I always have a wishlist! 😀

My favorites have been the gifts I got for others! 😀 As for myself, I’m enjoying the Korean skincare, Amore Pacific Lip treatment, and having fun with all Marc Jacobs and YSL! 😀 – Anything La Mer is GOING BACK if not a sample, NOT GOOD. Unopened, thankfully. It did cause problems! Now I know! In exchange, I’ll be gifted a Foreo Luna! 😀 So, I’m most excited for that, after my joy for others’ receiving of my gifts! 😀

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Actually, my absolute favorite is the Oribe Perfume! 😀 I’ve been waiting for them to make it, they did, and then I waited for them to sell it, and they did and I dplurged! But, I couldn’t be any happier with a fragrance! It is AMAZING! I got the Cote de Azur one instead of the Silver Pearl, and it does tremendous Magic on my skin for days! It changes and is just so stellar, I’m extremely impressed!!! (Impressed to a rare extent as I’m quite critical with fragrance) Ahhh.. Love! 🙂

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Haul: Burberry Burberry Gold, Complete Eye Palette # 25
Burberry Lip Mist , Natural Sheer Oxblood
BurberryLip Glow Natural Lip Gloss, Oxblood
YSL Tint-N-Oil
Guerlain ‘Rouge G l’Extrait’ Lip Color, Orguiel, M69
Statement Necklace & Earrings

Weekend plans: Holiday decorating

What’s your favorite part about December?: Opportunities for getting together with family & friends

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