Ulta Spring Haul — Two Weeks of Great Sales!


Right after Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, they had two weeks of Spring Hauls, where certain products were marked down 30-50 percent off.  This left me with no money for the Sephora VIB sale, but that’s okay.  I got some great deals at Ulta!

The deals were different each week.  Here’s what I picked up the first week:


I purchased the Hempz Pomegranate Daily Herbal Moisturizing Shampoo and conditioner, the Pacifica Crystal Power Hydro Mist, Fizz & Bubble
Rainbow Sherbet and Mint Mojito Large Bath Fizzies and the Morphe
M500 Deluxe Pointed Blender Brush. The brush wasn’t on sale, but you get free shipping with $50 purchase, and I’ve been wanting a brush like this! I’ve never had a Morphe brush before and I like it. It’s pretty nice.

The rest of the items were an 8 piece Spring Haul Sampler, which was an online free gift with purchase w/any $30 Spring Haul Offer purchase.  I am loving trying these products!


Yes to Cotton Comforting and Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes, Soap & Glory
The Righteous Butter, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge + Travel Sponge Case and Dual-Ended Expert Sponge, Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation (Nude Ivory), Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer  and J.Cat Beauty
Mattifying Face Primer.

I have really been wanting to try the Wet n Wild foundation and the Butter Bronzer for a while now.  The foundation was half off it’s already affordable price and I think the bronzer was about 40 percent off, which is amazing!  I have been testing them and will probably review these soon.

Let me know if you’d like me to review any of these products.

Did you shop Ulta’s Spring Haul?  What did you get?


Festival and Summer Nail Tips and Polishes from Skyy Hadley and Lauren B!

Did you go to Coachella this year?  I’ve never been, but I do love festivals. Although Coachella is over, there will be so many more festivals and summer concerts coming.

I love wearing fun nail looks this time of year. Below are tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley and polishes from Lauren B. Beauty that will give you that fun summer and festival vibe!

Skyy Hadley Tips:

  • For a fun festival look, try the Lauren B. polishes with a base coat and top coat to protect your nails from the dreaded chip.
  • Stock up and buy a mini travel moisturizer from the drugstore because there is no way you will be bringing a bottle of cuticle oil and you don’t want your hands or cuticles to dry up.
  • Stash a small travel kit with a nail file and clippers in your suitcase in case you break a nail and need to fix it.

The shades above from left to right are:

Lauren B. Beauty in “33 Carats” ($19 USD) — Packed with ultra-fine flecks of silver glitter (in a range of sizes), it’s diamond-powder sparkly and festive without being gaudy.

Lauren B. Beauty in “One Night in WeHo” ($19 USD) — When we want to look VIP party ready (yes, please), one swipe of this glinty polish leaves us feeling transformed. Apply it to nude or painted nails: The mix of sheer, kaleidoscopic glitter – with particles of purple, blue, green, silver, gold, turquoise and hot pink – creates a dazzling metallic effect.

Lauren B. Beauty in “Hollywood Blvd.” ($18 USD) — A dusting of metallic glitter delivers just the right amount of night-owl sparkle – superchic layered over dark polish or simply on its on.

Available: laurenbbeauty.com

Do you love fun, sparkly nails during this time of year?  What’s your go to nail look?




Maybelline New York Color Sensational Matte Metallics and Powder Matte Lipsticks

I recently received some gorgeous Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipsticks to for my honest review.  I love Maybelline New York.  The products are really nice quality and affordably priced.

I want to focus my review on two of their lipsticks lines — the Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick and the Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick:


So pretty!  Doesn’t this make you want to play with lipstick? This is almost the full shade range of the Metallic Mattes ($7.49 USD).  I am only missing the shade Silk Stone.  The shades I have are from left to right — White Gold, Pure Gold, Copper Spark, Hot Lava, Copper Rose, Molten Bronze, Smoked Silver, Gunmetal and Serpentine.

Here are the swatches:



This give a very matte finish with a subtle metallic gleam. It feels comfortable on even though it is matte. It does have honey in it for hydration.

I really love most of these shades and can see myself wearing the first three. They will be especially gorgeous in the summer time  The others are a bit bold for me, but maybe for nights out.  But if you want a bold metallic matte, try one of the more fun colors like Copper Rose or Serpentine.


These are the shades available in the Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick ($7.49 USD).  These colors are cool, concrete colored shades: Cruel Ruby, Nocturnal Rose, Carnal Brown, Concrete Jungle and Smoky Jade.

Swatch time:


You can tell that this is an extreme matte finish. It goes on matte and stays matte for hours.   Cruel Ruby looked the best on me, which is strange because I usually only wear nudes and pinks.  This is a gorgeous shade, though.  Really rich.  I think I can pull it off because it is a matte.

I think both of these collections are really different and fun. I think that if you like unusual shades along with pretty reds and pinks, you will enjoy these lipsticks!

What’s your go to lipstick brand and shade?

Eva Gutowski + ColourPop Collab Review!


I have a ColourPop haul and review to share.  I just realized that the lip trio’s box is upside down.  Oopsies!  I have other photos that I will add below that hopefully won’t be as crazy!

I placed a ColourPop order a few weeks ago for items from the Eva Gutowski collaboration, plus a No Filter Concealer.  The were selling a bundle with the cheek duo, lip trio and one of the eye shadow quads for $35. I think I had a 20% off coupon and paid about $32 for everything including the concealer (+free shipping).

There, that’s a better photo!  This is the She’s a Beach Babe Lip Bundle.  It includes one Ulta Glossy Lip in Just Surfed (warm beige gloss drenched in silver and pink glitter) and two Ultra Blotted lips — Love Bite (soft pinky nude) and Party Wave (soft terracotta).

I love all of these colors.  I like lighter lip colors, and these are perfect for me.  This is the first time I’ve tried their Ulta Blotted formula.  I like it.  I’m not much of a matte lip girl, but the colors are really fresh, and the glossy lip is a good topcoat that helps with moisture.

This pretty palette is the Mermaid Glow Pressed Powder Face Duo.  I have lots of ColourPop eye shadow palettes, which have cardboard packaging without mirrors, so I was excited to see this is plastic and has a mirror!  It’s so cute and is great to pop in my purse.  I love having a mirror for on the go.

I think these shades may be better suited for a little deeper skin tones than mine (light).  but I do really like them.  The blush is a matte peach, and the highlighter is a soft golden champagne. So pretty! I think it will look amazing when I get my faux tan on this summee. (I have swatches of everything below).

IMG_0806IMG_0807There were two choices of eye shadows (two different bundles).  I chose the one with the cool toned palette Vacation Mode Pressed Powder Shadow Palette.  There is also a warm toned palette called It’s All Wild. That has orange and brown mattes and a copper gold metallic.  I have tons of orange and brown ColourPop shadows and I wanted to try a cooler toned palette.  And these colors are so pretty.  They are creamy powders that blend really well!

On to the swatches:IMG_0808

On the left is the concealer.  I will review that below.  Then the lip colors, blush and highlighter and eye quad colors.  Here’s close ups:

IMG_0809IMG_0810None of the powder products swatched very well on my arm, but they are pigmented on my face.

This bundle is not available any more, but you can purchase that products separately.


Last but not least, I did finally purchase the ColourPop No Filter Concealer.  The claim on this is, “Our lightweight, creamy concealer was formulated with soft blurring pigments to give you a creaseproof, matte finish. No filter needed.”

They have added a lot and renamed most of their concealers.  When I ordered it, it was called Fair Neutral 10, when I received it, it was called Light 12.  The shade is pretty good.  I might need one shade lighter.

I’ve used this a few times and I like it okay.  It does have a matte finish and it covers well.  I think I need to use it more, though, because it hasn’t left much of an impression on me. I’m not a fan of the applicator.  It’s kind of flat and scratchy.  I don’t know…meh.

I do love ColourPop as a brand.  Their products are mostly gorgeous and so affordable for the quality.

Have you tried any of these products?  What do you think?  And, what’s your current fave ColourPop product?