April 2018 Beauty Favorites


It’s almost May!¬† This is going to be a busy month for my family. Besides Mother’s Day, we are still in lacrosse season for my youngest daughter and my middle daughter is graduating from high school!

I tried a lot of great new makeup in April.  Above our my favorites, and below you can see the shades:


I purchased the Too Faced¬†Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette and the Better Than Sex Mascara during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale.¬† The palette was not on sale (but I really wanted it), but the mascara was.¬† I love them both!¬† I still have to do a review of the palette.¬† I’m hoping to post that this weekend.

The gorgeous nude lipsticks are the Lipstick¬† Queen¬†Nothing But the Nudes¬†Collection.¬† They are The Truth, a pink nude, The Whole Truth, a peach nude.¬† There is also Nothing But the Truth, a beige nude.¬† It’s a bit darker, so I’m saving it for the summer when I faux tan.¬† These are creamy and so gorgeous on!

The last makeup items is from the ColourPop x Eva Gutowski collab.¬† It’s the Mermaid Glow Pressed Powder Face Duo.¬† The shades are:

Golden Hour: matte blush; neutral peach
Ethereal: pearlized highlighter; soft golden champagne

I would think this would be better for a bit darker tones than my light-toned skin But it looks so pretty on.  I love the blush and the highlighter is a soft color that can be built up to blind!

The Merle Norman Skintelligent Cleanser is exfoliating.  It has little beads in it that give a vigorous scrub! It instantly makes my pores look smaller.

The last thing is my Real Techniques¬†Brush Crush 300 Powder Brush.¬† I’ve had this for a few months and love it so much.¬† Its so pretty and soft.¬† It makes me happy just to use it.

What products were your faves this month?

Mini Ulta Haul


So, I wanted to go on a makeup spree, but instead I made a small online order on Ulta.  Makeup Revolution is currently on sale at Ulta, buy 2 get one free.  Which is an amazing deal!  Plus I saw this sparkly Real Techniques powder brush and had to have it!

I am going probably going to review all of these with swatches at some time, but here are the products I just bought:



This is the Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette in Newtrals 2.  It is only $7 USD and is STUNNING!  It is so pigmented and the colors are gorgeous, especially the shimmers.  I will be swatching this in a review in a week or two, after I play with it. I do want to say that I like this so much I am tempted to go to Ulta and get the other 3 palettes in the Reloaded collection while the buy 2 get one free deal is still going on!


Makeup Revolution¬†Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour¬†— $7 USD.¬† I got the shade C4.¬† I like it so far, but I think I should have got it lighter.¬† I’m going to play with it a bit before I review it.¬† I hear it’s a dupe for tarte’s Shape Tape, but I haven’t tried that concealer.


Makeup Revolution Luxury Baking Powder in Lace — $8 USD — This originally just came in the banana powder shade.¬† I don’t do well with anything yellow or orange, so I was happy to find the cream color Lace powder.¬† I am liking it for setting makeup and baking.



Real Techniques¬†Brush Crush 300 Powder Brush — $12.99 USD — I wasn’t happy with my powder brush, so I was looking for a fluffy one.¬† And this is gorgeous!¬† So fun, it makes me me smile each time I use it.

Do you like shopping at Ulta?  What did you get at your last visit?