Free for Haul Friday, Volume #273

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Anastasia liquid lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: Superbowl on Sunday! Going through mundane adult responsibilities (finances, bills, etc.) on Saturday.
  • Who has influenced you most in life?: My mom for sure!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Taken awhile ago, but I don’t think I ever shared! πŸ™‚ Mellan at the beach!

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it’s that “I don’t have to pay bills, I can just sleep all day, get tummy rubs, and have great owners that feed and love on me! Life is good” look! haha he just looks so happy to be sitting out out on the beach and chilling. I want that life πŸ™‚

Awww, Mellan looks so happy πŸ™‚ Is he a beach boy?

Haul: Some Olaz skin care and collagen supplements.

Weekend plans: Not sure… I don’t know if my fiancΓ© has to work or not, so it kind of depends on that.

Who has influenced you most in life?: Oh tough one… probably my fiancΓ©.

Even if he didn’t (he’ll give you more love than you bargained for, probably), you can rest easy that I appreciate everyone at the vet!! The only thing he does is he’ll sit if you try to take his temperature (but you can do it, that’s just his attempt to stop you, haha), and then because he’s SO SO excited, we ask people to toss any treats to him. He doesn’t want to nip you… but he is too excited and could, so we prefer to avoid!

Haul: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color. LOVES them!

Weekend plans: Hoping to film.

Who has influenced you most in life?: My Mom as well. She takes to crap from kid or their parents. lol

Touch of Spice, Daringly Nude, Ravishing Rose, and Lust for Blush. I have the over brighter shade in other brands from the line so I was craving some more subdued shades. Although Ravishing Rose is still I consider bright, but it’s more mauve which I’m lacking.

No purchases this week.
Take Bandit to get his shots and Superbowl on Sunday.
My Mom.

Mellan looks so cute at the beach. It is the only thing I miss about Miami. xoxo for Mellan from me and the boys. Have a great weekend Christine..

Haul : i made my first chikuhodo purchase, i bought the z8 im so exited!
Weekend plans: cleaning, pay some bills, play with my kids
My mom for sure

Haul: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb set, and a Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm from the Spring collection
Weekend plans: Going to a friend’s house tomorrow πŸ™‚
Who has influenced you most in life?: My mom!

Haul: 3 of the new Sugarpill pigments, 3 KVD liquid lipsticks, KVD Poetica palette, KVD pencil liner set from Marshalls ($150 original worth of stuff for about $40!)
Weekend plans: Game of Thrones in IMAX
Who has influenced you most in life?: My grandparents. To be creative and express myself. I was blessed with 4 very artistically minded grandparents

Also thanks for doing reviews on the new Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks! I’ve been lusting but also part of me wishes the non brow products would trickle down to Ulta and Sephora to get rewards.

Aww, Mellan looks so happy and relaxed!
Haul – couple of Jordana Matte lipsticks
Weekend Plans – some work and Superbowl Sunday
Influence – my Mom

That Mellan is adorable. Absolutely adorable.

Haul: I was bad. I got the new Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, a Revlon cream shadow/glitter liner duo (that is actually AMAZING) in Peach Prism, Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Hypnotist, Benefit Watts Up!, Urban Decay Solstice Moondust eyeshadow, Benefit Pin Up Falsies, and a couple of samples πŸ™‚

Weekend plans: Relax. I’ve been so stressed out that I just need some time to unwind.

Who has influenced me the most? My parents, especially my dad. He’s got an incredible work ethic.

Haul: Nothing, I’m doing so good on my low-buy for the year, but it’s only January. πŸ˜›
Weekend plans: Homework. πŸ™
Who has influenced you most in life?: My mother. We are very much alike, but I’m more open to new things.

Haul: A few Deborah Lippman nail polishes and Sech Vite top coat
Weekend plans: Study and take bulk photos for the blog
Who has influenced you most in life?: Mum of course! πŸ™‚

Haul: Goodies from the MAC x Toledo collection: Oxblood Lipstick, Ripe Peach Ombre Blush, and Barbecue Lipglass.
Weekend plans: Superbowl on Sunday after an A.M. run in the park, and mostly running errands on Saturday.
Who has influenced you most in life?: Mostly my mom, although as an adult my boyfriend influences me the most.

Oh, I am so jealous! A beach and an adorable dog! Me, my dog, and daughter are moving in Christine,lol!
haul: Tarino Tarintino eyeliner ( Locketbook, Tommy jet,Kanzashi, & ultraviolet): Too Faced melteds in Vilian and Strawberry; MUFE artists shadows (S-832,I-512,S556)

Weekend Plans: Finally getting my hair colored today..roots are bananas..errands,laundry,yeah!
Who has influenced the most: I have two: My sister growing up and still to some degree. But, now my daughter is the one who guides my drive and decisions in life.

LOL!

Oooh, three new Artist Shadows πŸ˜€ Do you have it planned out which ones you’ll get for the next few weeks or is it a last minute call each week?

I pick them each week. Although,I jot down the ones you have as dupes or ones I like in your reviews. I know next weeks already though :)..You did the work for me with the review from earlier in the week..thanks!

Haul: I got MAC Soft Brown and Sketch (only one more spot to fill in my palette!), as well as their Mineralize concealer in NW15, which is such a perfect color match! I’m not 100% in love with the formula, but this is the first concealer that has matched me this well.
Weekend Plans: I’ll be going to my mom’s birthday dinner and planning for the new semester of classes that I’ll be teaching.
Who has influenced you most in life? My dad–I’ve met few people who have his level of work ethic and he just knows everything about everything. He’s a remarkable man.

Haul: Sephora Mermaid Tail eye shadow. Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk perfume rollerball. Deluxe sample of First Aid Beauty skin rescue deep cleanser.

Weekend Plans: hockey.

Who has influenced you most: My parents!

Haul: Paula’s Choice BHA 9 and 10% AHA Weekly Resurfacing Treatment. Zapping stubborn imperfections and exfoliating, yo! Really love this skincare company.
Weekend plans: Working πŸ™
Who has influenced you most in life?: My boyfriend. Definitely has taught me the most out of anyone in my life.

it’s that Mellan’smiley face~ cute on the beach!
Haul: Sephora Cream Lip stain #4,,#10 ,Bobbi Brown Long Wear gel liner in Chocolate Shimmer ink,Marc Jacobs #Instamarc contour powder
Weekend plans: watch White Collar,again
Who has influenced you most in life?: my dad

Haul: Nothing in terms of makeup. I did get a new eye and day cream to test!

Weekend: I’m going over to one of my husbands co-workers to teach them how to play Settlers of Catan. Saturday will be a lazy day at home with some socializing in the evening. Sunday will be our weekly shopping trip and possibly some video games or extra blog work once it’s done.

Who has influenced me: My parents have somewhat in both good and bad ways, but I’ve always been my own creature! I don’t influence easily, I must test everything, and I never accept something at face value.

As for more trivial things, I’m slightly influenced by style and makeup trends with Chanel and NARS at the forefront for makeup and I’d probably buy 90% of the clothes at Anthropologie if I had unlimited funds πŸ™‚

Mellan sure looks as though he LOVES the beach!

Haul: Dollar Tree haul: Maybelline Master Smoky Eyeliner Pencil in navy, green and purple; some e.l.f. eye quads; Milani lip gloss. Other: MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass.

Weekend plans: Clean house & grocery shop. Spend time with hubby. He’s been working late/weird hours, plus some overtime. I’ve hardly seen him this week.

Who has influenced you most in life?: My parents, but not in good ways.

Haul: I bought some stuff last Saturday but, except for a mascara (L’Oreal Carbon Black), I cannot for the life of me remember what I bought!

Weekend plans: Trying out a new Indian restaurant, going shopping for some cruise clothing

Who has influenced you the most: quite possibly, my mother in law. She is such a giving and loving person and has never offered advice that wasn’t asked for (which might explain why I and so many other in the family turn to her for advice when we need it) and with 5 kids and 5 kids-in-law, she has bitten her tongue so many times that it’s a miracle she can actually speak at all!

I’m so happy you got the Anastasia liquid lipsticks!! Haha I’ve been holding off because the Canadian dollar is really low against US$ right now, boo πŸ™

Haul: Nothing this week! I’ve been good πŸ™‚ and keeping to my no-buy a bit
Weekend plans: Relax tonight, my mom & I have facials tomorrow (it was her bday last week), and tomorrow I’m picking up a vehicle I bought second hand from a friend.
Who has influenced you most in life?: Definitely my parents. My dad passed away from cancer about a year and a half ago at 56. It’s been tough, but difficult things happen in life and I’m very thankful I have my mom – we’re very close.

How were the facials? Hope they were relaxing!

Sorry to hear about your dad, but I’m glad you have your mom to help you through!

Thanks Christine πŸ™‚

Facials were actually postponed until later in Feb! One of the ladies wasn’t able to make her shift on Saturday so we rescheduled πŸ˜€ I can’t wait though!

Haul: I utilized some coupons during a sale this week and got 4 bottles of Salma Hayek Nuance nail polishes in Blue Agave, Tropical Jade, Sea Glass and Prickly Pear, as well as two MUA lipsticks in Mulberry and Brick. I paid $4.25 for the nail polishes and $3.70 for the lipsticks.

Weekend plans: I plan on staying in and watching Netflix. NYC is supposed to get more snow tomorrow, so I don’t think I want to venture outdoors.

Who has influenced you most in life?: Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. I wish I could write as poetically and densely as they do. I’m for social justice, and a lot of their writings really inspire me to be a better activist.

My haul: Mac Breath of Plum blush, Thierry Muggler “Womanity” fragrance and lotion from a swap, and Lorac pro plum passion blush! Been on a major plum blush kick..im addicted!
Weekend Plans: Nothing planned
My influences- Definitely my parents! They have been married almost 40 years and they are still so in love! They have always been wonderful examples for how I should love others!

What a gorgeous picture of Mellan! He’s so cute. πŸ˜€

Haul: Chanel Spring collection lipstick and lipgloss. By Terry lipstick. MAC Smoke and Diamonds eyeshadow because my other one broke and my Mum, who had borrowed it, thew it out! Repurchased Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation because my other one is nearly done.

Weekend plans: Visiting the parents. No other plans.

Who has influenced you most in life? My Dad. He’s made a difference to so many lives and the massive turnout and speeches at his retirement party were testament to that. He’s worked so hard to achieve what he has and I too hope to make something of my life. πŸ™‚

What a nice dog. Especially liking the vet! That’s amazing πŸ™‚

Haul: Just a Living Proof hair product and an It Cosmetics CC Cream…..nice, but, I’m
a little too oily for the formula.

Weekend: relatives visiting

Influence: My mom <3

Forgot to answer these, lol

Haul: Ciate Geltox Kit. They work like a miracle that it works with any normal nail polish. You just paint that gel-based top coat as the last step and bake it under the LED lamp. And Viola, it’s great! I got it on Tuesday night and it’s still perfect. (not just one piece, but perfect as if I just put it on)
Weekend plans: Exploring the new city. So many brunch places and coffee shops here! And breweries.
Who has influenced you most in life?: My mom for sure! ( Totally agree!)

Haul: MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Deep Dark Brunette

Weekend Plans: Trying to decompress after a realllllly long work week!

Biggest Influence: My parents πŸ™‚

Haul: A Burberry Brit Sheer for Spring!
Weekend plans: Recover from a nasty cold…
Who has influenced you most in life? My sister Laura!

Thank you for sharing this picture of Mellan!! He is really the image of a super happy, healthy and loved dog!!

Haul: It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush, It Cosmetics Live Beauty Fully Buffing Mineral Powder Brush #206, Bare Minerals Original Foundation (backup)
Weekend plans: Getting together for coffee/dessert with a friend tomorrow, Sunday will be spent with immediate family eating tons of yummy food and watching the Super Bowl (but not really watching haha)
Who has influenced you most in life?: My mom!

Haul: Sephora Mini Multitasker Brush
BΓ©same Cosmetics French Vanilla Face Powder
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
LancΓ΄me Nude Miracle Foundation
Essence Eye Palette
NYX Undereye Concealer

Weekend plans: Walking dogs at the Humane Society and my nephew’s birthday party

Who has influenced you most in life?: My husband and my brother

Haul: Two sets of NYX lipsticks–nude and red–off of Hautlook. The nude set was a complete bust, but they’ll look good on my mom. The reds are pretty good. I also got my first Colourpop order–the Shaaanxo set. I’m already in love with the formula and Rebel, the matte olive color, looks so good on me.

Weekend plans: running the usual errands, hopefully doing some writing and maybe watching…there’s some kind of sporting event on Sunday, right? Our household sport is baseball.

Who has influenced you most in life? My parents, who taught me that it’s better to laugh than to cry and who wanted to travel so much that I can say I’ve lived on three different continents. πŸ™‚

Haul: Innerstellar, Shade + Light, Poe, Meteorites pressed. Finally $10 flash shipping from Sephora offered to me, I’ve been waiting so that was pretty exciting!
Weekend Plans: Laze about eating gelato, organize my makeup a bit more, read blogs!
Influence: So many, I like to cherry-pick a little here, a little there.

Haul: SK lipgloss in Modern Mauve, PF Shimmer Strip Liud Metal Eyeliner Trio in Nude, and ELF concealer
Plans: dinner with the in laws and my grandma’s 80th birthday
Person who has influenced me the most: my husband.

Mr. Mellan looks so happy!

Haul: Burt’s Bee White Tea face wipes, China Glaze Sun’s Up Top Down, Real Techniques Expert Face brush, Butter London Brick Lane, Jordana Modern Matte lipsticks in Caliente and Frappuccino (both of which I like!)

Weekend Plans: work and do my long run for marathon training.

Who has influenced you most in life: may be corny but I’d say my husband!

Haul: Replaced my depleted Caudalie Beauty Elixir and picked up the Eve Lom Cleanser and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl.
Weekend plans: Bringing my sister home for a visit.
Who has influenced you most in life?: My father, always.

Awww!!! Melllan looks absolutely ecstatic sitting on the beach here! Such a beautiful and sweet pooch!!
Haul: Urban Decay Vice LTD, Nyx Slim lip pencil in Bloom ( got it to use with Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy lipstick)
Weekend plans: my usual, I can really be a creature of habit, lol! Only extra perk will be the Super Bowl which is being played here in AZ this year.
Who has influenced you most in your life? Hmmm…that’s a hard question because I have been somewhat influenced by several people both in my family and close friends.

Haul: Two Givenchy eyeshadow palettes, For Armani Eye Tints, One Armani Maestro

Weekend plans: Relax on Saturday, Superbowl on Sunday.

Who has influenced you most in life?: My mother

Melly! He looks so chill and happy as a pig in .. πŸ˜€ I love you sharing his photos! Did you catch any of the Puppy Bowl? Omg so cute!!!

Haul: MmmHmmm.. Let’s just say it was 5 pages long & I’m broke until returns, thanks Sephora, not, and my Ebates check!

Weekend plans: I was not well, I shopped! πŸ™‚

Who has influenced me most? My gut instincts.

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