Free for Haul Friday, Volume #266

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: ColourPop stuff arrived last Saturday, Kat Von D and Too Faced spring palettes
  • Weekend plans: Need to organize makeup I’ve tested in the last few months!
  • Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Probably a movie!

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Haha Mellan and the hedgehog 🙂 So question: does he end up chewing his toys up?

Haul: Everything from my Black Friday haul has finally arrived! It’s mostly skincare. Some stuff I’ve wanted to try and some stuff that I restocked on. My friend brought my a Bite High Pigment Pencil from the US and I got Burberry Nude Blush online. I heard the texture is more similar to Gold, and the color story is something I personally can’t have enough of!

Weekend plans: The husband needs new shoes so we might go look for some. Need to do some photos and sort the new products that came in as well.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Probably a TV show! I know it sounds bad, but after getting hooked on some TV series, a lot of movies are just too slow for me nowadays!

He doesn’t! He punctures them, just because he has, you know, big doggy teeth, when he picks them up, but he doesn’t destroy them. He’s not the dog that’ll sit there and tear off the eyes, then the nose, etc. methodically. He just grabs them and frolics around the house.

Looking forward to your thoughts on the Nude Blush!

Haul: Replenishing my skincare stuff. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. NARS blush in Exhibit A. Hoping to score a Wayne Goss holiday brush today at noon EST!
Weekend plans: Hang curtains in baby boy’s nursery (he’s expected to arrive in March :D). Arrange and clean up nursery for delivery of rocker-recliner during the week. Take dad out for a lovely birthday dinner at a German beer garden.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Hmmmm… Probably TV, because my attention span tends to dart around too much to focus on a movie these days!

Mellan looks so adorable!

Haul: Urban Decay Naked on the Run palette.

Weekend plans: Going to my husband’s work Christmas dinner party tomorrow, girls night on Sunday.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: A TV show. My attention span is usually too short for a movie!

Honestly, I haven’t used it yet. I need to take pictures of it for the blog. Lol. I wasn’t planning on getting it but then I saw it and swatched it in person and I fell in love with it. I think it will be great for travelling. Maybe for my Vegas trip 😉

I ended up hauling way more than I expected this week lol. I picked up a few Flower Beauty lippies along with some L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints and NYX lip liners. I was hoping I could just relax and catch up on some blogging but it looks like that isn’t going to happen soon. My life needs a pause button lol

Haul : Some stuff from REN and Tweezerman
Weekend Plans : Study study study!
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show? : A TV Show! I have just binged watched Avatar – The Last Air Bender!

Dog food and treats for the boys was my only purchase.
Going to put up the Christmas tree this weekend.
A movie

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

Haul: Prabal Gurung eyeshadow in Satin Ochre. I also purchased Bad Gal Riri lipstick and Phresh out veluxe eyeshadow palette from last year’s Riri <3 Mac collection on ebay – I usually never ever buy make-up from ebay but this time it was someone doing a de-stash of all the products that they bought from limited editions but never used them, so I thought that this was reasonable and the products came in a perfect condition. Can I just say that I'm head over heels with the lipstick.. it's like my god.. perfection.

Weekend Plans: Not sure yet, I might bake..:/

Movie or a Tv show?: I say both, I can't decide…

I love those big brown eyes *sigh* 🙂

Haul: some Swiss skin care from Geneva

Weekend plans: Some work, some play 🙂

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Depends on the movie or the TV show, haha 🙂 But generally I do like watching series, I’m a binge-watcher

Haul: Stocked u on my favorite BBW scent- Champagne Toast MMM. Bought 5 candles and 2 wall plug ins. Also ordered a backup of the MUFE HD Foundation- couldn’t decide what to use my VIB Rouge Holiday GC that they sent out on- so I decided to be practical 🙂
Weekend plans: It’s my birthday on Sunday, so we’ll probably go out to eat at a nice steakhouse.
Prefer TV or movie: It really depends on what is playing! I like watching movies, but I enjoy the fact that a TV show is shorter.

Haul: Chanel joues contraste in Caresse (I kinda thought/ hoped I ordered Jersey, the usually reputable website wasn’t exactly clear since it didn’t say the colour name or number, but it’s my fault. I’m wearing it today and I love it! I don’t know if it’ll work when I have a bit of a tan though)
Weekend plans: My bf is out of town for 3 weeks to visit fam over Christmas :*(, but I’m having a few girlfriends over to celebrate a friend’s birthday tonight.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: I enjoy both!

Yes it’s really nice! I should’ve known better than to order it without confirmation of it being Jersey though, I just kind of eyeballed the press/ sample picture used on the site. Also it’s the only Canadian site I can find that will stock & ship Chanel products, but I don’t know why there wasn’t a clear identification of the product. Oh well 🙂
And I’ll know soon enough if it works with a tan! My mom, brother & I are going to Hawaii for Christmas! 😀

Haul: MAC mineralize quad in Party of Pastels, Toxic Tale lipstick, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey, MAC Gunner lipstick, YSL Tint in Oil in Cherry My Cherie, and two Sephora Matte Lip Lustres (that I’m not supposed to know about! They’re a gift from a friend). Oh! And a Kate Spade bag that I’m gifting to myself.
Weekend plans: Work work work! I’m working all weekend and celebrating the end of it at the MAC holiday dinner on Sunday 🙂
Movie or TV show? I usually prefer TV shows. Netflix allows me to spend hours and hours catching up on multiple seasons 😉

Haul: Marc Jacobs No.7 Eyeshadow Palette in Night Owl
Weekend plans: Making Christmas cards!
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?:Right now, I would prefer a TV show. I have so many on my list. Chicago Fire is my recent favorite.

p.s.: Just saw MUFE’s Studio Case is now on Sale at I got it at $59, but now it’s only $39. Not an exciting new for me, but might be great news for someone who would like to give it a try. I was kinda shocked when I found out this

Love it! My current favorite. It is the only green/plum combination I have so far, which makes it really stand out. And in terms of color combination, Nars Narssist Dual-Intensity palette is less interesting to me since I have a lot of similar cool tone shades already. (Don’t take it serious, I probably can’t resist it and would still buy it when it comes out! )

Haul: Urban Decay Vice LTD and Naked On The Run!
Weekend Plans: Doing a little shopping with a friend I think! I need to go to Lush and Ulta among other places.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Depends! There are some shows which I just love watching and marathoning but otherwise I think movie 😀

Haul: My Naked on the Run and Vice Ltd. palettes arrived; MAC Red, Red, Red orders arrived (the three eyeshadows, Toxic Tale lipstick., Casual Color in Secret Admirer); MAC lipsticks Shitake and Violetta; MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II lipglass.

Weekend plans: Put up the Christmas tree, because we didn’t get it done last weekend. Shop for candy for the stockings (got the other stuffers). Buy more peanuts, seeds and birdfeed for the squirrel family in our tree and the birds. The squirrels now scratch on the glass of our patio door if they run out of food. Yeah, we’re suckers for cute animals.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Reading a book. 🙂
I guess a TV show, since so many movies are terrible, remakes, or terrible remakes.

Hugs to Mellan. He’s so cute with his toy.

Thanks. I love Naked On the Run. The bronzer leans a little too orange for me to use as bronzer on my pale skin, but it makes a lovely peachy colored blush. Works as eyeshadow, too, so I’m still very happy.

Vice Ltd is so much fun. All but one of the shadows is very nice, IMO. I’m seriously in love with Junkshow. Provocateur has major fallout. I can work with it, but it’s the most disappointing shade for me. I also wish Floss were true to pan, but it’s still nice. I didn’t have most of the colors in this, so it’s nice to get them in one place.

Bliss ‘Fuzz’ Off™ Super-Fast, Fresh-Scented Facial Hair Removal Cream ‘Fuzz’ Off™ Super-Fast, Fresh-Scented Facial Hair Removal Cream
SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Machine Konjac Sponge Duo – Polish me Clean Machine
Tata Harper Purely Powerful Purely Powerful
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil Volupté Tint-In-Oil Cherry My Cherie 5
L’Oreal Elnett Extra Strong Hold Hairspray
NYX Butter Gloss in Red Velvet and Raspberry Tart
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Erasedr
IT Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Soft Focus Sculpting Brush #315
Neutrogena Hand Cream
Bliss Diamonds for the Rough holiday set

If you can’t tell I cashed in on my Sephora VIB Rouge coupon and my Ulta 20% off coupon.

Weekend plans:
Arts and crafts day (holiday edition) with my niece and nephew. If they’re good we’ll make some cookies, too.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?:
TV shows, but only if I can skip commercials. I always associate movies with weekends/doing something special.

Haul: Black Friday stuff finally! Nars almeria, pro prime, radiant creamy concealer, and audacios lipstick in Kelly(I know is more of a summer shade but love the color)
Weekend plans: celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday with friends,organize all my makeup.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: I usually prefer movies but sometimes TV series, I guess it depends on my mood.

Hi Mellan! I like your new toy! 🙂

Haul: Nothing! I was gonna order Tarte’s Bon Voyage set from Sephora’s site and waited a day too late because it sold out! I called one of the stores and was able to place one on hold to pick up tomorrow. I prefer ordering online with them because I like getting the extra samples! Oh well.

Weekend plans: My fiancé’s job’s holiday party tonight. Putting my vanity together tomorrow…I’m so excited! Relaxing the rest of the time.

Movie or TV show: TV…I am a sucker for marathons, but online shows I really like (including House Hunters, Property Brothers, I Love Lucy, Sex and the City)! My fiancé is the movie buff.

Awwwwww, Mellan looks so cuuuddly with his cute little toy!

Haul: Maybelline Lipsticks in Lilac Flush, Blushing Bud, Siren in Scarlet and something Pink… lol I also have a couple of eyeliners on my Sephora cart…
Weekend plans: Write a lab report, school, stress about my impending math final.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Usually movies!

Movies always seem like such a big time commitment. When I’m browsing Netflix or whatever looking for something to watch, I’ll find myself thinking “ugh, a whole movie?” and then I’ll watch five episodes of an hour-long tv drama in a row.

Haul: B&BW have their $8 3-wick candles today only!! So I went a little crazy there.. just a little 😉 Other than that I just got another clear brow gel from Elf because I ran out of mine.

Weekend plans: My sister is coming home this weekend! Work, homework, running, cleaning… usual. Oh going shopping with my mom tomorrow. Hopefully get to relax for a bit though.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show? Hmm I’m not much for either, but if I had to pick I’d go with a TV show.

Man, it’s been a long, painful week of surgery and surprises. Seeing Mellan lightens up my mood though. 🙂

Haul: Once again, I didn’t buy anything this week but a few members of my family spoiled me once more (probably out of pity from the surgery). They’re about to make me not want anymore lipsticks. LOL!

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick in Stavros (my plan apparently worked! Hope it was worth it though. If I look like I ate ashes after putting this on, Christine, then I got you. 😛 lol! j/k!)
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Cherie
Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous Lipsticks in Italian Monica and Gentle Monica

Weekend plans: Resting. That gallbladder surgery took all of my strength and even now as I am typing, I’m cringing and gripping at my waist. But it needed to be done and I’m glad it’s over. So I’m just resting, reading some books by Colette and I intend to watch Teen Wolf seasons 1 & 2 as well. I’m sad that I can’t eat any Godiva chocolate or drink some delicious Royal Crown soda though… 🙁

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: I honestly couldn’t decide between them because I like and over-analyze both of them. LOL!

Haul: I got my Sephora Black Friday sets in the mail!
Weekend plans: Working on a final paper (boo finals season!) and spending time with my mom and fiancé.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Usually a TV show!

Haul: A new car…. my old car bit the bullet but now I have a brand new car, first one thus far. I also plan on picking something up using my Sephora store credit for being VIB, maybe a NARS Dual Intensity eyeshadow, but maybe not if they’re coming out with a palette.
Weekend plans: Picking up my final Christmas presents for people, triple birthday party, printing Christmas cards
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: marathoning TV shows

Haul: Probably going to get the Tarlette palette w. my gift card from Sephora and a Bite double ended lipstick and maybe some other things I know I’ll need refills of from Ulta with 20% off
Weekend plans: NYC bound..going to the New York Botanical Garden and the Christmas Spectacular and whatever else we can fit in for a fun day 😀
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: movies

Haul: KvD Innerstellar palette. Sephora Kiss Me lip balm. Starlooks gem eye liner in Olive. Ipsy December bag (and I just cancelled my subscription).

Weekend Plans: I just turned in my final grades, so I’m taking the weekend off and watching Netflix 🙂

Movie or TV? Both!

Haul: I ordered some stuff from Gerard Cosmetics and I am going to place an order from
colourpop today since they are offering a free item with a $40 purchase!
Weekend plans: Need to wrap Xmas gifts! I’m so behind!
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show? TV show

Haul: My Black Friday Hillhouse Naturals, Target, and Amazon orders all came in. Mostly clothing and vitamins/protein powder! I’m not sure if you would call it a haul but I got a few things ordered from Anthro I tested in store as well as a sweater from my birthday post because it was 25% off and free shipping!

Weekend plans: My husband surprised me by inviting over a whole bunch of people for dinner on Saturday for a game night. 3 days notice but still too close for comfort. Since we have a 3 day week end we may go to Seattle to Pike’s market.

Haul: It Cosmetics Velvet Luxe 5 Piece brush set, It Cosmetics Superheroes Full Size Travel brush set, Lorac Champagne Kisses palette, Real Techniques Blush Brush, Real Techniques Stippling brush, Sephora Contour Eyeliners in Surfer Babe / Strawberry Macaroon / Tiramisu / Flirting Game, Bite Mix in Mingle in Fig and Date, Bite Mix N Mingle in a grape color (can’t remember name) and a Makeup Geek pink Z palette with 9 eyeshadows (don’t remember which ones right now).
Weekend plans: Attending a dance performance, and possibly finish Christmas shopping.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: TV shows!

Haul: A small order from Meow Cosmetics and IT Cosmetics Tightline Trio and Buki Brush set. The brushes from IT Cosmetics are my go-to’s.
Weekend plans: Start baking for a work pot-luck.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: TV shows for me.

Haul: Extra battery and 10X magnification lens for my t5i.
MAC Hot Sensation and Toxic Tale. I had bought Toxic Tale when I came out back in 2010… Hated the shade on me then but now I love it.

Weekend plans: Chrismas and B-day shopping for my Mom with my Dad. Editing video…. it been 10 years since i’ve done that! lol

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: As a one off a movie, but I’m following a number of smaller general tv shows that make me happy.

Haul: YSL Fusion Ink Foundation, Tarte Très Chic Holiday Palette e Lime Crime Velvetines – Wicked, Cashmere, Red Velvet and Utopia.
Weekend plans: Update my Youtube channel, go to the beach (it’s summer in Brazil),,
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: Tv series!

I’m curious, is Mellan wearing a Christmas collar already? I know he has a big collar collection. He looks so cute in this picture.

Haul: Black Friday stuff. I received my order from Victoria’s Secret earlier this week and I’m expecting a few boxes from Sephora. Also I haven’t gotten through my BBW one. I need to stop shopping for this year!

Weekend plans: I have a couple of posadas (traditional Christmas parties in Mexico, with piñatas and everything) and I have to get stuff ready for my students exams next week.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show? I’m SO behind on the series I follow that I feel like binge-watching them but right now I’d prefer to watch a good movie.

Haul: UD Naked on the Run (I knew if I looked at it in-store, I would buy it and while I like it, I’m not sure I’m really excited about it) and MAC Groundwork Paint Pot

Weekend plans: finishing repainting DD’s old bedroom; making some headway with Christmas baking and meal prep generally (and doing some of the shopping that I can do ahead of time).

Movie or tv? What I like best is a tv mini-series adaptation of a book. I find that movie versions really suffer because there isn’t enough time to cover all the details and characters in the book (2 examples, from very different times, that come to mind are To Kill a Mockingbird and Bridget Jones’s Diary). I love things like the serial adaptation of Cranford or All Creatures Great and Small (I guess I also love British stuff).

Haul: All my Cyber Monday stuff came in this week, here it is NARS lipstick in Jungle Red, Shiseido lipstick in Tulip, Butter London nail polishes in Victoriana, Dosh, Scuppered, No More Waity Katie, Torch, Tea With The Queen, Two Fingered Salute, Bobby Dazzler, Deborah Lippmann nail polish in 99 Luftballons, NARS eye lash curler, NYC lipstick in Violet Shine, NYC high definition liquid eye liner and MUFE birthday gift from Sephora.

Weekend Plans: Buy last minute x-mas gifts.

Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show? It depends on my mood.

Haul: Lancome Colour Design Eyeshadow Palette in Chocolate Amande, some Coastal Scents items (brushes, a brown gel eyeliner and a Go Palette Beijing eyeshadow palette for a friend).

Weekend plans: Two parties thrown by friends and tons of studying squeezed in.

Do you prefer watching a movie or TV show?: TV show. I like getting to know the characters over the course of several episodes.

Haul: MAC ‘Red Red Red’ creamsheen glass in Meteoric,Nectar Sweet,Tom Ford Matte lipstick in Pink Tease,MAC ‘Red Red Red’ lipstick in See Sheer,Clinique Wear Everywhere Neutral eyeshadow palette in Sahara Sand,Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich foundation
Weekend plan: DIY pet toys!
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show: Movie!

Haul: Nothing yet, but I hope that is fixed during the weekend!
Weekend plans: Sleep!! I’ve had a difficult week!
Do you prefer to watch a movie or a TV show? I prefer a movie, but sometimes I just have time for a 30 minute TV show, so I settle!

Mellan takes my breath away – those eyes!!! And he´s such a good boy with his toys! That Santa hedgehog is adorable! Happy weekend, Christine!!

Mellan is SO cute!!! Our family dog was this really cute pom-mix, but he was a serial killer around stuffed animals. He would grab them, shake them around, then methodically chew off the eyes, nose, and ears. Kind of scary. But to him, it was just a chew toy

Haul: bite Tatin matte lip pencil… Thanks to you Christine and a maybelline colour sensational creamy matte lipstick in lust for blush
Weekend: I’m home sick all weekend…it’s been a month straight of colds for me
Movie or tv show:TV right now I’m binge watching the west wing

Haul: Despite my pledge at the beginning of the week to concentrate my spending to only bills and Christmas spending, I find myself with a stack of miscellaneous things that I picked up for myself this week! LOL I stopped at Walgreens this week to pick up photos, and saw that Wet n Wild was on sale, so I picked up backups for my Creme Brulee eyeshadow, as well as a bright blue color, a creme eyeshadow pencil in Techno (a nifty violet shade), and some lip gloss. Then today I went to TJ Maxx and found some Kat von D items that I had to have, a liquid lipstick in Outlaw and Sinner perfume rollerball, also a Bliss Fabulips glossy balm. I also picked up a NYX lipstick in Snow White, and from Sally’s Beauty Supply today I got Seche Vite top coat and some lip liner pencils that were on sale for 99 cents. I haven’t used Seche Vite before, but so many people mentioned it when posting about their nail routines, that I thought I should try it. I also bought some MAC products on Ebay and some Bare Minerals products on Ebay, but they haven’t arrived yet. Most of those are supposed to be Christmas presents, but we shall see…. 🙂
Weekend plans: Catching up on work that has been waiting, and trying to catch up on rest.
Do you prefer watching a movie or a TV show?: My wife and I are kind of movie addicts, we probably buy 2 or 3 DVDs a week on average, especially the old stuff. As much as I love binge watching tv shows on Netflix, I tend to keep movies playing in the background while I work. At the moment, I am watching Rosemary’s Baby.

I love how happy that hedgehog is. Especially since half of his face is clamped in a dog’s jaws, LOL! 😀 That’s a true friend, Mellan – appreciate him! 😀

Haul: Obviously, my epic lip loot form the States arrived 😉 I’ve already managed to test three lipsticks (I don’t know how you do so many Christine! *doffs cap*) and I’m gearing up for more!! Having so much fun, and I’m pleased to report, loving the Bite lipstick already! 😀

Weekend plans: the ususal, LOL. Maybe add playing a bit of Path of Exile to that…

Movie or TV show: totally depends on the item. Proably movie, although what I watch most of these days is YouTube/other internet based entertainment (like Cinema Snob, Yogscast, Gronkh, etc). Looking forward to seeing the Hobbit 3 next week ^_^

Haul (more like mini haul!): MAC Pure Zen lipstick, Sephora Contour 12 hr. eyeliner pencils in Sun Tan, Sailor Suit, and Tango Night, and redeemed 100 points for a Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. Also got Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day eyeshadow primer because I have heard great things about it, especially for glittery eyeshadows.
Weekend plans: the usual ; wash and deep condition hair, get to my meeting on Sunday.
Do you prefer watching a TV show or a movie?: probably a movie, although I can get really into a TV series, case in point: Lost!

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