Free for Haul Friday, Volume #276

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: NYX HD Blushes, NYX Prismatic Eyeshadows
  • Weekend plans: Celebrate Lunar New Year with my family! I also get to do adult stuff like learn about all the things I need to do to retire happily someday.
  • Your favorite good-for-you food?: I love cauliflower rice!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Doggy ice cream (yep, they make that!) was his Valentine’s Day gift!


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Monica Avatar

Mellan is so handsome with the bow tie πŸ˜€

Haul: Tarte Miracles from the Amazon kit from QVC (I would have paid the entire amount for just the foundation’s that good lol) It Cosmetics Celebration palette 2x (1 for a friend – it’s on sale!!, ombre blush, and the CC cream (travel size because I love it that much I take it with me!)
Weekend plans: Dinner with the sisters & Go to a flower show with my parents
Your favorite good-for-you food?: I love hummus, peas, and tomatoes

Alix Avatar

Haul: No purchases, but got a sample of Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. It smells like curry! So far I like it…
Weekend plans: Gotta clean the house — have tracked in so much salt/sand all over the floors!! Looking forward to lunch with the family on Saturday. Taking Monday off to make it a three-day weekend, woo-hoo!
Your favorite good-for-you food?: Roasted Brussels sprouts!

Christine, what special things do you do to celebrate Lunar New Year?

Jennifer Avatar

Haul: MAC Ripe Peach ombre blush, Clarins eye makeup remover, B&BW Butterfly Garden body lotion
Weekend Plans: cleaning the house and catching up on my reading list
Your favorite good-for-you food? Avocado!

Jennifer Avatar

right now I’m reading “Out of the Silent Planet” by CS Lewis and the others I’d like to get through are “A Scarlet in Study” from the Sherlock Holmes series and I’ve also started “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen

Katherine T. Avatar

Awww, Mellan looks like he’s loving it. What flavor is that?
**Haul -well, I HAD a low buy but kind of went crazy on Valentine’s Day. MAC blush (Pink Swoon), foundation, strobe cream. Vincent Longo cheek & lipstain (Neo Aura). And a backup of Sephora’s Eye Palette in Mild to Wild Khaki, which they are discontinuing :(. So sad because green eye shadow palettes are so hard to find, and it has the most gorgeous olive- khaki- gold shades that look like HE shadows.
**Weekend – celebrate Lunar New Year with family. Birthday dinner with friends
**Good-For-You Food- hot oatmeal with fresh banana (yummy!) and love teas (black, green, white)

Estefania Avatar

Haul: I got my Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Rosy Silk from Les Tendres yesterday! (first Guerlain product ever!). I should be getting my Illamasqua lipsticks from Hautelook on Monday πŸ™‚

Weekend plans: I actually have to go to the dentist, which is like my worst nightmare come true. I HATE going to the dentist. I cried on the drive home yesterday just thinking about it.

Favorite healthy food: Either cauliflower mash (to me it tastes JUST like mashed potatoes), or lentils. I LOVE lentil soup.

Meghan Avatar

Looks like Mellan loves the doggy ice cream! What a treat! πŸ™‚

Haul: Nothing this week! I’ve been holding up on my no/low-buy considering it’s my birthday soon & usually that’s a reason to splurge a bit πŸ˜‰
Weekend plans: I’ve been sick all week dang it, so I’m going to try to get a lot of rest! I’ve also applied for a distance learning Masters program, and will finalize my application this weekend. My mom & I will also go for brunch tomorrow!
Your favorite good-for-you food?: Broccoli!

kjh Avatar

Too cold for frosty paws here! Happy Tet to you and your family. Enjoy the food…forget about what’s good for you! In the Chinese Year of the Goat, remember that goats eat anything, so we should, too. (Except the metal they seem so fond of…)

Nicole Avatar

Love the bow-tie! Did he go an a date? My daughter loves to dress my dog up in her dress-up costumes. It’s so funny! We used to have German Shephard. I have the cutest photo of when she was about 3 with the dog in a pink tutu and her there with the biggiest grin next to this huge dog! I’ll have to get more tech friendly and figure out getting older photos onto my computer someday!
Haul: I placed on backorder the Burberry 002 (nude) shadow you reviewd this week. I so wanted to get them all! But I have been on a hunt for a perfect foundation which I can wear into spring and summer. This week I received Kho Gen Do aqau fondation in #213 along with two of the colored primers (green and lavendar/pink) and Omorovicza’s BB cream in medium. I ordered last night Guerlain’s Parure de Lumiere and Lingerie de Peau both in #02 and #03 ( I can tell those will be mixers for sure-such a lack of color range there!) . I also couldn’t decide on the primers and just got sick of it and ordered both the meteorite primer and the L’ors gold, whatever it is primer. Telling myself I will be returning some. It stinks when you have to mix. I have a Tom Ford Traceless perfecting foundation which is too dry for me in winter and I need to get a darker shade to add to fawn so I can wear it in the warmer weather. I am thinking I may need to get a darker shade to throw in the Kho Gen Doh too(haven’t worn it yet). It gets soo expensive! Why don’t they just make more shades? So, iIhave missed my MUFE quartet for the second week now which stinks. But, that adult-stuff is coming sooner for me!
Weekend plans:
Hopefully thaw out some! It was -13 degrees here today. Schools have been off all week. it has been awful. We are all going nuts! Probably will go to the movie and walk around the mall just to get out of the house (if the mall opens!)…laundry,clean a little. I was able to keep up on that though through the week more than usual since everything was cancelled all week
My favorite good for me food: Greek Yogurt..more specifically Dannon Light n fit cherry! I think I eat that daily, maybe twice a day sometime. πŸ™‚

Christine Avatar

LOL! He just wears a bow-tie 24/7. I adore him in a bow-tie! He’s a big dog, so it’s more practical to give him a little extra something on an everyday basis for his collar.

Here’s hoping that you will find that perfect foundation within your haul this week! After mixing Guerlain’s 2 and 3 shades for so long, I find myself tending to prefer mixing, just to always get a really good match! It’s pricey, though, so it’s better to only mix with the BEST foundations and not just for so-so ones.

Stay warm!!

Nicole Avatar

I agree,mixing does usually work best. I have been mixing touche eclat B40 with a smidge B30.Although,I can pull off just B40 as it’s light.I know as the weather warms ,it will be too much slip. I just like a change too ! I hope I find “the one or two”this week too! I almost went ForD&G lift foundation at the SA recommendation. But , your reviews and the comments and particularly your before and after photos. Not that your skin is bad,it’s gorgeous,but it shows the coverage and texture of the foundation perfectly.You are the best blogger . I Hope you do well and that “adult stuff” turns out promising for you!:)

Nicole Avatar

That’s great to hear! I have the baby glow which is nice for what it is. But , I’m tired of searching and spending $! I Figured if Guerlain has managed to stick around for as long as it has with such a small color range,they must have a good thing going on. Plus,finding a formula with SPF and that can photo well..that’s a find in itself. I’ve worked hard on keeping my skin in shape and these days,you never know when a photo is going to come at you! I will be sure to keep you posted on how they work out! πŸ™‚

Rachel R. Avatar

Haul: Tarte Be Your Own Tarteist collection

Weekend plans: Celebrating my older son’s 20th birthday.

Your favorite good-for-you food?: I love most fresh fruits and veggies.

pePear Avatar

Haul: Colour Pop Lippie stix in Button,BFF,Clique,Rocket,Bossy
Weekend plan?: none,I think about go to my friend’s house or someting
Your favorite good-for-you food?: curried carrots and sweet potatoes,I just loved sweet potatoes!

Whitney Avatar

Wow, they make ice cream for dogs now? LOL! That’s so cute! I love Mellan’s bow. It makes him look quite dashing. πŸ™‚

Haul: Not much really, just some nail polishes and some hair products.

butter LONDON High Tea Collection nail polishes in Tiddly, High Tea, Cheers, and Ruby Murray: I couldn’t resist. They look so cute and I love the names. πŸ™‚ Very pretty. Although I’ve purchased from butter LONDON before, I wasn’t really paying attention to them. I am now. Definitely a new fan.

Christian Louboutin The Noirs Nail Colour in Sevillana: I kept telling myself not to get another one of these nail polishes due to the price but this color yanked me by hair and demanded me to bring her home. So I did… πŸ˜›

Earth’s Nectar Green Olive & Lavender Scalp Oil: I was curious about this one due to what I read about it as well as the reviews. I can say though it’s pretty good. Glad I purchased it.

Phyto Huile Soyeuse – Lightweight Hydrating Oil: This has become my hair’s paramour. I love this product so much. My hair isn’t…the best in terms of a lot of things and this baby was like a kiss of life to it. Phyto, you got my attention.

Weekend plans: Aside from job hunting, I’m going to catch up on my reading.

Your favorite good-for-you food? Greek freaking yogurt. Absolutely delicious and, according to some, a good source of calcium – something my doctor’s nagged incessantly to me about lately. A runner up would be Lychee; smells of perfume, delectable, and possibly helpful to the heart.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Awww, that BOW <3 And oooh, what a tasty treat!

Haul: Quite a lot! A new Clarins lip balm, some Rituals bath & body products and Kiehl's skincare.

Weekend plans: Depends on how I feel tomorrow (throat infection)… Either we stay in or we go into the city for a little shopping.

Your favorite good-for-you food?: Citrus fruits!

Mariella Avatar

Haul: Clinique Jenna’s Essentials eyeshadow quad; a new jar of Benefit Skinny Jeans (my old one dried out irreparably and it was maybe only 2% used! There’s a lesson here for me – I HAVE TOO MUCH MAKEUP), Marcelle 8–in-1 Serum, Dermalogica After Sun Repair Cream and a Bioderma (or perhaps it’s La Roche Posay – I need to look more closely – after sun cream that the cosmetician threw in for free when she heard I was going on a cruise. Awfully nice “add in”.

Weekend plans: it is too bloody cold to do ANYTHING here though if the snow holds off, we may drive out to visit our daughter and son in law

Favourite good-for-you food: Roasted sweet potato or butternut squash soup; pan roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Mariella Avatar

Christine, I’m sure I’ve had it at least 4 years but I’ve still got my original MAC Painterly Paint Pot which is several years older than my pot of Skinny Jeans and it is going strong. I did give it a stir up a few months ago (easiest way of all to revive a Paint Pot) and it’s pretty much like new, even though it’s nearly finished.

barbie Avatar

Awwwwww he looks so cute with that bowtie!

Haul: me and my mom got 2 of the liquid lipsticks from la splash they have colors that are harry potter named and i was sold

Weekend plans: relax because this week i had midterms and that was awful and my brain needs a break!

Your favorite good-for-you food?: any rice really

Aida Avatar

Haul: Dior eye reviver illuminating eyeshadow palette & Rose Baiser lipstick, Burberry Rain or Shine runway palette, Burberry wet/dry silk Chestnut Brown, wet/dry glow Nude, Formula X shine top coat.

Weekend plans: we had a pretty chaotic and busy week, so relaxing at home sounds perfect, might go see a movie.

Your favorite good-for-you food?: I love making my own salads (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, radishes, green onions, feta cheese, lemon juice and olive oil). I could eat this salad everyday, but sometimes pizza just sound better lol.

Have a fabulous weekend! xox

Veronica Avatar

Haul: Pixi eyeliner in Cafe Gold. I swatched some of the new sheer UD lip shades and came away a little disappointed. The formula is a little more opaque than I hoped.

Weekend Plans: studying for my exams!

Best good-for-you-food: Avocadoes!

Veronica Avatar

I usually just chop it up, add salt and paper, and eat it straight. Other times, I’ll mix a smidgeon of hot sauce and salsa with it, mash it up, and make it with chips. Very occasionally, I’ll use it as a thickener in protein shakes. And, of course, making gaucamole is always an option. πŸ™‚

CatG Avatar

Haul: Makeup Geek Blushes in 8 colors, Makeup Geek Enchanted pigment, Makeup Geek Afterglow pigment, Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows in Grandstand and In the Spotlight, Makeup Geek Soft Dome Eyeshadow Brush.
Weekend plans: Lunch with a friend I haven’t seen in a year and a half! And an Oscar’s party on Sunday!
Your favorite good-for-you food?: Non fat Greek yogurt

Jennifer Avatar

Haul: A revlon quad for bestie.

Weekend Plans: Homework. Hoping to get dibs on one of the lake view desks at the library.

Good for you Food: I generally eat obnoxiously healthy. But you know those freeze-dried-whatever super crunchy vegetables you can get? Previous favorite was green beans, but some places have started carrying okra and oh my god, lock me in a room full of that and I’ll never leave.

joy Avatar

Haul: ColourPop Supershock Cheek and blushes and Shadows

Weekend Plans: laundry, lunar dinner with bf’s parents, throw bf belated surprise bday party. work on my blog.

good for you food: tea with chia seeds. soaking them makes them more bioavailable and easy to digest.

Sarah Avatar

Haul: Paula’s Choice Resist Foundation, Shine Stopper, Healthy Pressed Powder SPF 15, and SPF Lipstick in Invisible. Deluxe samples of Clinique Universal Superprimer, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and Sephora Contoured Lash Comb. An awesome week!
Weekend plans: Hosting a baby shower for my sister in law and work.
Your favorite good-for-you food?: A good wrap with chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, and a smidge of dressing!

Lulle Avatar

Haul: I bought IT Cosmetics holiday kabuki set on sale on their website. I’m really excited! I also bought this year’s edition ofBath & Body Works Lilac Blossom candle and ordered Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Fig.
Weekend plans: bowling tomorrow, dinner and board games with friends on Sunday. I also need to go for a run on Sunday. I’m just “off the couch” and trying to train my way to a 5K.
Your favorite good-for-you food?: I like veggies in general! Asparagus, brussel sprouts, cucumber (in tzatziki, yum!)…

Telesilla Avatar

Mellan looks very handsome in his tie.

Haul: Nyx Butter Gloss trio (Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cake, Devil’s Food Cake), Guerlain Meteorites, Bite Butter Cream Lipstick in Rosewood. The jury’s still out on the Meteroites, but I really like the lipstick.

Weekend Plans: errands and writing.

Favorite good for me food: salmon sashimi

Sylirael Avatar

Now I want ice cream, dammit πŸ˜€ Do they have different flavours of doggy ice cream? Like… steak? Or…bone? Or Shoe? πŸ˜€

Haul: Tom Ford Stavros! <3 Finally πŸ™‚ Thanks to the kindness of Sunny for helping me to get a hold of him, haha! πŸ˜€

Weekend Plans: OK, so I'm late, it's already Monday here. Went out for dinner with the family!

Favourite good-for-you food: Yoghurt! Or maybe all the fruits ever (except feijoas).

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