bath products, Beauty, cosmetics, Skincare

Ulta Beauty Spring Haul 2019 Week 2

Hi all!  I hope you’re having a great weekend!  The fam and I went to see the Avengers Endgame today.  It was three hours of action and emotion!  So good!

Last weekend, I shared my first weeks haul here.  Ulta Beauty has a drugstore beauty sale two weeks each spring after the 21 Days of Beauty.   Each week had new sales.  This is what I purchased the second week:

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Tree Hut Firming Sugar Scrub Mocha and Coffee Bean

The Body Shop Banana Body Yogurt

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes

EcoTools Full Powder Brush

Juvia’s Place The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette

ULTA Watermelon Facial Mist

e.l.f. Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer (Light Beige (light with golden beige undertone))

L.A. Girl Shady Slim Brow Pencil (Espresso)

L.A. Girl Ultimate Lip Intense Wear Auto Lipliner (Forever Bare)

FLOWER Beauty Petal Pout Lip Mask (Smooch (petal pink))

Not pictured — Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter (Pearl) — It shipped separately, and I haven’t received it yet.

I got everything from 30 – 50% off, which is really great deals!   The only product that was not on sale was the e.l.f. concealer.  But, it is only $5 and I really wanted to try it!

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My most exciting purchase is the Warrior Palette By Juvia’s Place.  I’ve been wanting to try one of their palettes, but some of the color combos confuse me.  This is a neutral palette that is very easy to use and is a safe way for me to try out the formula.  I have done a look with the palette that was so pretty, and I swatched them (see below).  The mattes didn’t swatch as well as the amazing metallics, but they worked well on the eyes.

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So gorgeous!  I am looking forward to playing with this more!

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These are the rest of the color cosmetics I purchased.  I have been searching for an affordable, but awesome concealer.  So far I like this one.  The Flower beauty gloss/mask is very pretty.  I always needs a light lip pencil, and this one is such a pretty shade.  My only miss is the eye brow pencil.  I LOVE the L.A. Girl formula.  I received a free one of this in a GWP I got with last years sale.  The shade has worn off, so I purchased it in Espresso, but I think the one I have is a darker color.  My brows are almost black, so this is a bit light and warm for me.

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Here are swathces of thecolor cosmetics.  The lippies are perfect, the eyebrow pencil a little light, and I think the concealer is a little yellow for me.  But I will still try out the formula!

Let me know if you would like me to review any of this!  I will probably do a Review of some of these and my 21 Days of Beauty Haul.


Did you purchase anything from the sale?  Or are you going to shop the Sephora VIB sale?  I’m a bit broke, so I don’t know if I will pick anything up.

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Beauty, Natural Ingredients

In Honor Of Earth Day, Try A Natural Beauty Product

These days there are so many fantastic natural products for face, hair and body these days. In honor of Earth Day 2011, here are some suggestions for great ones to try:

Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation ($20.00 USD) — This hydrating foundation blends easily and hides imperfections, creating a porcelain-smooth canvas. Free-radical fighting argan oil, organic blossom butter and vitamins A, C and E protect, rejuvenate and nourish skin. This product is vegan. www.lavera.com

EOS Everyday Hand Lotion ($3.99 USD, drugstores near you, www.evolusionofsmooth.com) — Leave your skin feeling touchably soft for hours with this natural, fast-absorbing hand lotion. Designed to fit in your purse, your pocket, or on your desk, eos looks as good as it feels on your skin. Infused with moisturizing shea butter, oat extract, and a generous helping of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, eos hand lotion will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and radiantly healthy long after you apply it. This 97% natural formula is paraben-free, phthalate-free, lanolin-free, dye-free, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

Ultra Rich Lip Balm ($19 at www.clarksbotanicals.com) – As if natural moisturizers like Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil were not enough, this lip balm also features Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs. Together, these ingredients deliver intense, long-lasting hydration. Vanilla Planifolia and Jasmine Extracts add a delectable flavor that will have you re-applying—even when you don’t need to. It’s also a great lipstick primer, preventing feathering.

All of the products in Clark’s Botanicals (www.clarksbotanicals.com) feature Jasmine Absolute, a precious essential oil derived from nocturnally blooming flowers. Naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating, this extract works to calm, balance and heal a broad spectrum of skin types, from young to mature, oily to dry, and normal to sensitive.  “Clark’s Botanicals is an organic part of me and my recovery,” says founder Francesco Clark, “everything about this line has a purpose and reason for being, from the ingredients to the packaging to the contribution to medical research, it’s an expression of who I am in its purest form.”

Genuinely natural from head to toe, the Davines Authentic Collection ($26-46 at www.davines.com for salon locations) contains the first and only hair care products designed not only for hair, but also face and body. Gentle enough for even the most delicate skin and effective enough to thoroughly cleanse and condition hair, the breakthrough Authentic collection features 98% to 100% naturally-derived ingredients. The four-product collection trades in synthetics like SLS, SLES, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors, silicons, mineral oils, PEG and etoxilates for sustainable formulations including biodegradable surfactants and organically cultivated actives like shea butter and sesame, jojoba, sunflower and carthame oils.

Other great brands to check out are Josie Maran, tarte and Korres for makeup, Jurlique for skin, Phyto for hair and Pacifica for fragrance — all available at Sephora. And of course ecoTOOLS for makeup brushes and bags. Enjoy shopping green!

Beauty, Beauty Tools, cosmetics

Announcing The Winner Of My EcoTools Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone - 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Congrats to Erin from Canada, who won the  EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone – 5 Piece Brush and Case Set! I know she will love this great eco-conscious set!

For my other readers — stay tuned because I’m sure I will be having another giveaway soon! Thanks for reading!

Beauty, Beauty Tools, cosmetics

Don’t Forget to Enter my EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone – 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — Don’t forget to enter my fab giveaway! I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are:

CASE

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

Contest is open to United States and Canadian residents. To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

Beauty, Beauty Tools

Announcing EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone - 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are: 

CASE
  • Case is made with natural hemp material.
  • Lining is made with recycled plastic (PET).
  • Floral design is printed with non-toxic inks.

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

bath products, Beauty

New Bath and Body Products from EcoTools

This spring EcoTools launched additions to their bath and body line. The products include a recycled plastic bath sponge, new body scrub, body butter and body mists.

The EcoPouf ($1.99) is the first recycled bath sponge, which is a great thing for the environment, as well as our bodies! It is so affordable plus you can support sustainablity the easy way. It is also generously sized and will last through many showers.   

I also tried the brand-new Replenish Your Natural Resources Body Butter ($5.99). This extra creamy body butter is wonderful on both sun-ravaged or dry winter skin. It is enriched with mango butter to replenish and hydrate. It is scented with lavender and vanilla and is 98% natural.

Visit www.eco-tools.com to learn more and you can purchase these products at fine drugstores, and some of my favorite stores such as Target and Ulta. Enjoy!

Beauty, Beauty Tools

Fab New Products and Tips from ecoTOOLS

ecoTOOLS, my favorite makeup brush brand, is introducing brand-new brushes this February. Plus, they have teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Meredith Baraf to bring  products and pointers needed to create a professionally pretty face.   On February 1, ecoTOOLS officially launches four instructional videos on www.eco-tools.com so women everywhere can redefine and re-tool to become a total beauty know-it-all.   The instructional videos offer tutorials for the following looks:
 
A cunning cat-eye (http://bit.ly/6YbhaA)
A flawless face (http://bit.ly/7tAOpQ)
A sultry smoky eye (http://bit.ly/6RSnR5)
A touched-up face for day to night (http://bit.ly/5wEmqw)

Their cool new tools to help achieve these looks are the ecoTOOLS 6 Piece Eye Brush Set ($7.99 USD) and ecoTOOLS Bronzer Brush ($9.99 USD).

The 6 Piece Eye Brush Set includes a large eye shadow brush, angled crease brush, petite eye shading brush, domed highlighting brush, smudge brush and a compact travel cosmetic case with a mirror. Each brush is printed with its name to ensure proper usage with every application. This is a great set at an amazing price! Like all ecoTOOLS brushes, this kit features highly sustainable bamboo handles, 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles, recycled aluminum ferrules plus it the case is made with natural cotton and hemp. Green girls rejoice! I also really love these brushes because it has choices to create many different looks such as the cat-eye and smoky eye in the videos.     

The brand new ecoTOOLS Bronzer Brush ($9.99) is a solid and luxurious brush to apply the perfect glow with. The thick bristles are very soft and they make it easy to apply enough product for a sun-kissed look. I also like to use it to apply powdered highlighter on my cheekbones and forehead.   

Visit www.eco-tools.com to learn more about the brushes that are available at drugstores near you, plus check out the cool, short-but-informative videos. Enjoy!