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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #414

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Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

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  • Haul: Select items from Dior/Guerlain holiday, Becca Apres Ski face palette, Ciate x Chloee Morello palette – if it’s not swatched on the blog yet, that means I haven’t had a chance to get to it – and I’m not comfortable giving an ETAs on swatches or reviews right now, sorry!
  • Weekend plans: More photographing/swatching/reviews.
  • What do you do to help yourself refocus?: I’m a planner, so if I go back to my plan or create a plan to deal with whatever chaos is ensuing, that usually helps me regain my focus.

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #413

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  • Haul: Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes (though they’re not here yet – they have yet to even ship, so who knows when they’ll be here!)
  • Weekend plans: More photographing/swatching/writing reviews – I think I am almost keeping up with the barrage of holiday releases. It’s becoming glaringly obvious that I did a decent job reviewing individual products this year as so many have made appearances in sets, haha!
  • What album (music) have you been enjoying?: Demi Lovato “tell Me You Love Me” and Kesha “Rainbow.”

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Baby boy ❀️

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #412

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  • Haul: It’s been marginally quieter in terms of orders this week… I have boxes I haven’t even opened yet but think some of these things are in it… Make Up For Ever holiday Palette, Tarte Palettes, LORAC Lip Sets, Bobbi Brown Highlighter Trio, Stila Glitter Trio, Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Set
  • Weekend plans: Try to photograph a few more holiday sets, go for a couple of walks with Mellan and my husband as the weather has been quite nice!
  • How do you stay motivated?: I remind myself that I get what I put in,
    so if I work hard, stay focused, and keep moving, things usually work out. Sometimes, setting smaller, easier-to-achieve goals on the way to a larger goal also helps maintain motivation to the end.

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #411

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  • Haul: Same as last week… just about all the holiday launches I’ve posted about, I’ve purchased something from!
  • Weekend plans: I have adult errands to run like going to the bank to deposit foreign checks (always a nightmare!) and retirement planning. I’m hoping to spend the rest of the day getting some reviews written and then Saturday will be a photo/swatch morning!
  • Are you ready for fall?: Fall is my favorite season, so… always… but being in Arizona now, with summers so hot (even though I find them tolerable since I’m inside so much), it will be a nice reprieve to fall below 100 degrees on average.

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Sunday scratches 😍

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #410

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  • Haul: What didn’t I haul? Like 10 sets from Sephora’s early access to holiday palettes/sets, LOL!
  • Weekend plans: My mother-in-law and brother-in-law are visiting, so hanging out with them!
  • Indoors or outdoors?: I’m really an indoors kind of gal 99% of the time!

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But really, it's more like he has me in the palm of his hand, you know, if he had hands… πŸ™ƒ

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #409

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  • Haul: Too Faced I Want Kandee/Peaches & Cream products,
  • Weekend plans: It’s been a crazyyy week, so I’m hoping for a little calm before it gets crazy next week as holiday launches are starting to trickle out!
  • Last TV show you watched?: I feel like I haven’t watched TV in weeks, so my guess is something on HGTV… like Love It or List It.

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New bow tie but he only cares about getting treats from the pantry 🐢πŸͺ

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