Free for Haul Friday, Volume #274

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Burberry Trench Eyeshadow x4
  • Weekend plans: Mellan needs a bath! I think it’s going to rain this weekend, so we’ll probably just stay cozy at home.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Cuddle with Mellan (or husband).

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This week’s Mellan photo…

He’s such a handsome dog!


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Monica Avatar

oh and he knows it 🙂
Haul: LORAC Unzipped Cheek, It Cosmetics brushes, It Cosmetics Build a Brow (but I need to exchange it I can’t open it lol), Japonesque brush cleanser (best one I’ve ever tried), Stila Shade & Shape (love)
Weekend plans: Catching up on sleep I lost from LA trip…changing time zones always takes me a while to recover haha and cleaning. I’m going to start my spring cleaning
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: read books or watch some shows

Sunny Avatar

Aww I love that mole on his ear 🙂 Also, did you buy FOUR Trench? How fast do you go through that thing? It’s bottomless!

Haul: Giorgio Armani Green Iron Eye Tint! Can’t wait to photograph it and give it a go 🙂

Weekend plans: Hopefully seeing The Theory of Everything with the husband. On Sunday, I’m going to the chocolate festival in Brussels with some friends! Yum 🙂

What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Pretty much same as you, only I cuddle with cats!

Sunny Avatar

Having lived here for some years, I have become a chocolate snob. I literally got ANGRY on a flight once because they gave me a piece of I don’t know what labeled as “chocolate.”

Alix Avatar

Haul: Zilch. Into week 5 of my no-buy! Frequent trips to Sephora to test new products — does that help or hurt? I can’t tell!
Weekend plans: Gotta clean and do laundry, definitely. Tea luncheon (so fancy!) with family tomorrow. Sunday — probably cooking for the week, a little reading, and much trashy tv.
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Get lost in a book!

Lily Kelley Avatar

Mac Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, Mac lip glass in Oxblodd.
no plans for the weekend.
I agree. Cuddle at home with the hubby and/or Rowdy and Bandit.

Mellan is a handsome boy for sure! Hugs and kisses for Mellan from me and the boys. Have a great weekend Christine.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

A very handsome boy indeed!

Haul: Some MAC Red, Red, Red goodies!

Weekend plans: Probably watch my fiancé go crazy as he tries to make Monday’s deadline…

What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Cocooning!

Jade Avatar

Haul: Been good the last few weeks but did some serious damage this week…! NARS Kauai Eyeshadow Duo and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette!! I so can’t wait to use both!!!

Weekend plans: Work and pack for my trip back home to New Zealand!

What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Good question – probably surf the internet and just chill!

Amanda Avatar

Haul: Not much this week! I got a Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey – I never thought the colour could work for me, but it does and I love it! I also ordered some Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks – American Doll, Carina, and Vamp – but they haven’t arrived yet. Today, hopefully!
Weekend plans: Out tonight, then essays the rest of the weekend.
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Hang out with my cat & boyfriend. Also not wearing structured pants – sweats or jammies go on within 5 minutes of getting home!

Katherine T. Avatar

Aww, Mellan’s looking pretty serious, wonder what he’s thinking?
Haul—more Revlon Ultra HD glosses, Fire Opal (love) and Pink Tourmaline (crazy bright!)
Weekend – hunker down at home, there’s a storm coming
Favorite thing to do at home – catch up on recorded shows, surf beauty blogs

Ludmila Assumpção Avatar

Haul: Tartelette Palette, Anastasia Liquid Lipstick shades: Sad Girl, Vintage, Vamp and Bloodline; Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, Maybelline Creamy Mattes shades: Touch of Spicy and Lust for Blush.
Weekend plans: Stay in home, catch up some series I´m behind
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Not leave my bed. 🙂

Nicole Avatar

Such a pretty dog!
haul: mufe artist shadows in: I318,I212,& ME212, a bunch of skincare stuff (always seem to run low all at once!) , & I received a very nice early bday gift of the 2 lipsticks form the Chanel spring line and the crazy fuschia gloss. Gotta love friends who listen to what you are dying to get and actually gift you that!
Weekend Plans: nothing super at the moment. typical house chores, maybe a bday dinner with the family , and my daughter is making me bonkers to take her to see “Paddington’!
My favorite thing to do at home: sleep! lol..that and hang out with my daughter before she gets too old for me (which is coming I can see already) 🙂

Nicole Avatar

I forgot my Mac haul of the Toledo collection: I got the Bellgreens palette, the chloro..whatever eyeliner, Victoriana,Opera,Tenor Voice,Oxblood, and Barbecue lipsticks, and in the lipglasses: Tenor Voice and barbecue. I also got sin, But had to settle for regular packaging as the Toledo was sold out!

Laura Avatar

Haul: I’ve 3 Laura Gellar highlighters that should be here soon. And I’ve got my hand hovering on the order now button for some Wayne Goss brushes lol. So not too much shopping.

Weekend plans: Celebrate my cat’s birthday!!!! Going to pick up a present for him.

What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Watch TV and cuddle with a cat 🙂

Kelsey Avatar

Haul: ColourPop Rebound SSS foursome, ColourPop lippie stix in Dalia and Lumiere, and thanks to your PSA Christine, I just snagged 2 Illamasqua lipsticks in Corrupt and Resist which obviously have yet to be received.
Weekend Plans: Going offroading and target practice with my compound bow with the hubby and his coworker’s family.
Favourite thing to do at home: Baking, playing video games, or sitting with a latte listening to classical watching the rain outside.

Jennifer Avatar

Haul: Stickers for planner organizing have technically taken my discretionary budget this month – which as a student isn’t terribly hard to do. But Shiro’s new collection is “Battle of the Boy Bands” and N’sync and Backstreet boys themed… and their color of the month is “Blood Of My Enemies…”

Weekend plans: Patent research on electricmechanical tethers.

Favorite thing to do at home: At home-home, snuggle with my dog. At school-home I like to watch makeup videos on my couch while wearing a blanket. Sweaters are for people who don’t have blankets to wear.

Rikki Avatar

My dad gave me $20 for the new Sailor Moon collection from Geek Chic for Valentine’s, so I’m just waiting for those to ship.

What I’m doing this weekend… editing more vlogs. Planning blog posts and videos. I did an interview with ABC News so I’m just waiting for the article to be written up. Still waiting on a response back from another major news site for a nice opportunity.

Favourite thing to do would obviously be Internet 😛

Estefania Avatar

Is that a beauty mark on his ear??? That’s the cutest thing ever. I have a feeling Mellan and Phoebe (my schnauzer) would get along.

Haul: Maybelline Brow gel (with the ball tip), Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara, MAC Toledo blushes in Azalea Blossom and Kindergarten Red, and I just placed an order on Hautelook for Illamasqua ESP, Fable, and Posture lipsticks 😀

Weekend plans: I honestly don’t know. I’m on standby for a couple of friends; they both had family members pass recently, so I’m just going to make myself available in case they need me.

Favorite thing to do at home: Cuddle with the bf and Phoebe, then watch Netflix.

Kitty Avatar

I got one Trench because I’m still unsure if this will be my base shadow for the long term. (It’s very slightly a bit too gray but I still love it).

Are you aware that Burberry has a new shadow formula? Supposedly it’s just as good as the old one but this one can be used wet or dry. Interestingly, most of the sheer colors (such as Pale Barley and Rosewood) are now available in this new formula, but no Trench. I wonder if Trench will come out later on. Do you happen to know, Christine?

Vanessa V Avatar

Haul: Nothing this week and it feels so great to say that!
Weekend plans: Probably just the gym, its so cold here in NY that even leaving the house for that is a struggle. And I’ve been purging things in my home so possibly more of that.
What’s your favorite thing to do at home? Cuddling up in the couch with my dog, turning on a candle and watching whatever shows I have taped on my DVR!

Tova J Avatar

Haul: Lumene Primer, Pierre René Lipgloss.
Weekend plans: Catch up on sleeping…
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Play with makeup! And cuddle with the cats and the dog of course <3

MzCrafty1908 Avatar

Haul: Redken Extreme hair line, Milani Bella Eyes, New Milani Matte Lipsticks
Weekend plans: Sorority meeting and church
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Binge watch Netflix, sleep, and re-organize my makeup collection

Meghan Avatar

Haul: MAC x Toledo lipstick in Barbeque & blush ombré in Ripe Peach, and lipstick in Damn Glamourous. I also got a few skincare items from La Roche-Posay including a body lotion, treatment cream & lip chap.
Weekend plans: Hopefully catch up on some sleep! And go for a run, attend a house-warming party
What’s your favorite thing to do at home? Veg out by catching up on DVR’d shows with my bf, perusing blogs & catching up on my YouTube subs!

pePear Avatar

Haul: Bobbi Brown Monday to Sunday creamy lipstick in Neon Pink,MAC Mini Demi wipes cleansing towelettes,MAC brush#168,Kiehl’s Amino Acid shampoo
Weekend Plans?: vet day for my two doggy 😉
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: play with my dogs or do something in beauty zone

rashmi Avatar

Haul – my stuff which i picked in AUGUST reached last weekend here and now i have so many things with me –
BECCA Beach tints in papaya , raspberry and watermelon
HOURGLASS luminous flush blush
OCC Manhunter lip tar which i ordered even before commenting on your post …. loved it on you and you just sealed the deal with your awesome pics
Sugarpil goldilux and lumi
MUFE artist palette
SEPHORA lip products
too faced melted candy
bobbi brown brown lipstick
and last but not the least
CHANEL foundation brush which i picked from India
Weekend Plans – I’m in Mumbai for 3 days so hopefully will roam around and see new launches
@home I like to decorate and coordinate things , am fond of collecting beautiful crockery , pots and pans … I wish to own a dream kitchen cabinet one day – perfect in every aspect 🙂

Andie Avatar

Haul: I’ve been trying to be good lately and cut back on makeup spending. I just caved on two Illamasqua polishes from Hautelook though. Jo’mina and Harem. I think Illamasqua does the best cream polishes in the most interesting colors.
Weekend plans: My mom really wants me to go stay with her this weekend. Maybe I’ll do that.
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Lately I’ve been sick, so I’m going to say SLEEP. Sleeping does involve cuddling with my one-year-old puppy though.

Erin Avatar

Haul: I’m hoping to haul sushi for lunch, does that count?

Weekend Plans: Lazy and wine filled. I think a movie marathon or some binge TV is in order. I have some Brie that needs to be scarfed down with aplomb.

Fav thing at home: Family cuddles on the couch. We all pile on with the pets. Wine induced lazy tv days. Entertaining friends and family. Sexytime.

Mariella Avatar

Haul: Nars Dual Intensity eyeshadow palette, Clinique Aromatics Elixir Body Wash, a travel/mini of MAC Cleansing Oil and one of Sephora’s TSA approved zip makeup bags

Weekend plans: taking a friend out for her birthday to a new-to-us Indian restaurant and I may try to hit the gym tomorrow morning before she arrives

Favourite thing to do at home: either sewing or just vegging out with hubby on the sofa watching favourite old tv series like Doc Martin or Jeeves and Bertie

Mariella Avatar

Well, more snow has changed our plans. My friend whose birthday we were to celebrate is in another city and driving probably isn’t the best idea so we’re going to put off her visit for 2 weeks.

Haul-wise, I forgot that I finally was able to find (and purchase) AG BB leave in hair conditioner (I was surprised that the beauty supply near my gym didn’t have it but a store in the mall did). It’s quite nice but I think I still prefer Alterna’s CC.

Valerie C. Avatar

Who wouldn’t love that face? Such a sweet pup!

Haul: Just L’Anza shampoo and conditioner this week

Plans: Another Boston blizzard! And husband’s birthday.
I might have to make that cake!

Favorite thing: watching movies with the kids and our pup

Rachel R. Avatar

Haul: I was so, so, so bad this week. I broke my low buy because of the Ulta 20% coupon & sales, and Walgreen’s buy 1 get 1 50% off. I fell off the wagon, and hard.

Ulta: TF Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Blush in Celebrated and the Park Avenue Princess Princess Palette; HoneyBee Gardens Party Girl eye palette; BareMinerals The Posh Neutrals and The Modern Icon eye palettes, and Marvelous Moxie Buttercream in Must-Have Pink; Lorac Unzipped Cheek palette (OMG! Stunning. Just stunning.) & Girl Next Door lipstick; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, Monte Carlo, Ibiza, and Addis Ababa.

Walgreen’s: All three Milani rose blushes; Milani baked blush in Rose D’oro; Covergirl Lip Lava gloss in Mango Lava, Oh-La-Lava, and Lava-Nder.

E.l.f.: Mist & Set, lipgloss in Michael (hubby’s name), and Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Wine Tour and Crazy Cranberry.

I also got MAC Toledo lipsticks in Victoriana and Barbeque; Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Pink Ruby, Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz.

Weekend plans: Reserve a spot at Wunderland arcade/laser tag for my younger son’s birthday next month, grocery shop, get hubby a Valentine’s gift, and get some shelving for my makeup room (makeover still in progress).

What’s your favorite thing to do at home? Play with makeup, read, knit and crochet, and sleep.

Toni Avatar

Haul: Nothing this week!

Weekend plans: Volunteer with the League in the AM and relax at home the rest of the weekend (save for some things I need to do that can be done in the comfort of my home).

Fave thing to do at home: lounge around with my fiancé and dog. Both are knocked out on the bed as I type this…lol

Hi, Mellan! He is very handsome. I’m curious, Christine, how often do you bathe him?

Veronica Avatar

Haul: L’Oreal lipstick in Refined Ruby from the new line…has the black packaging with the transparent colored plastic? Very nice formula, and it lacks the cloyingly sweet scent of the main line.

Weekend Plans: Working, mostly. But I have a biochem exam on Thursday and a paper to write, so I’ll be plenty busy otherwise.

Favorite thing to do at home? I’m usually reading or being completely unproductive on the Internet.

Telesilla Avatar

Haul: Just my Julep box

Weekend plans: We’re spending the weekend in San Francisco, mostly to go to the SF Giants FanFest. Hopefully it won’t rain too much tomorrow.

What’s your favorite thing to do at home?: Hang out/snuggle with Nancy and our cats.

That’s Mellan’s head shot. isn’t it?

Nikky Avatar

Haul: A bunch of Nyx lip products. Two Wicked Lippies in Trickery and Risque, the Intense Butter Gloss in Spice Cake, and four of the High Voltage Lipstics (Flutter Kiss, Stone, Burlesque, Wine and Dine).

Weekend Plans: Not sure yet. Probably hanging out and watching Netflix with my boyfriend.

Favorite Thing to Do at Home: Video games, watch TV or movies with friends, reading.

Sylirael Avatar

LOL, I love that ‘husband’ is in brackets 😀 Mellan totally knows who’s Mama’s favourite!!

Haul: Still on its way, ehehehehe 😉

Weekend plans: getting organised – I’m leaving for a week long conference on Sunday morning!

Favourite thing to do at home: Spend time with the wizard – on a public forum, I’ll say: playing video games together, ;-D

Bronwyn Avatar

Haul: Nars dual intensity eyeshadow palette, playing around with it and liking but not loving it. I think i just haven’t found the best way to use this particular formula yet.

Weekend Plans: go for a run, not sure what else

What’s your favourite thing to do at home: netflix with a decent cup of coffee or tea. and chill with my dog

Alice Avatar

Haul: Nothing beauty-wise, but I did finally buy a dress for my brother’s wedding. It’s emerald green with black peacock print.

Weekend plans: brewing beer today, hockey tomorrow (playing – I’m a goalie in an outdoor league). Also tomorrow is our reservation for Chicago Restaurant Week, the restaurant husband booked is a surprise though I won’t know until we get there 🙂

Favorite thing to do at home: read, art, netflix, video games, snuggle with kitties.

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