Hi All! January was a looong month! I’m glad it’s over and we are well into February. So I decided to treat myself with an Ulta Haul. This is a Valentines to myself. It helped that I had a 20% off coupon and a Christmas gift card I hadn’t used yet!
I fell for this palette as soon as I saw it online, and love it even more in person! I’m excited that there are neutrals along with the pinks and purples. It will be so wearable for every day as well as special occasions.
Sorry this is a bit dirty, but that’s how it came to me. Maybe the trip was too rough for it! I ams looking forward to using it. It’s so pretty and soft. I think it will be lovely for the spring as well as now!
I have just finished my Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA serum and I really loved it. But I decided to try something new. Lactic Acid is supposed to be more gentle but still resurface the skin. Hopefully I’ll love the Ordinary Lactic Acid.
This Milani blush is new and I’m looking forward to trying it out!
My skin has been really dry and I need a new body cream. The Unicorn Fruit Body Butter looks like fun and smells really nice. Plus, I just wanted a new bath bomb and thought this one seems calming.
The NYX lip liner is a favorite of YouTuber Allie Glines, and I really need a new nude one.
So, there’s my haul. Have you picked up any new makeup or skincare?
Hi all! 21 Days of Beauty is now over — so sad! I did enjoy shopping over the last three weeks stocking up for fall.
As I gathered everything I purchased, I realized I got much more than I did in the spring. I picked up items I wanted to try and items for an upcoming Instagram giveaway. It’s hard to pass up such great deals! And, I have purchased great drugstore items from Ulta’s Fall Haul this week and will probably pick a few up next week, too!
I love shopping at Ulta this time of the year, and I have been racking up the points! I will probably do a points haul at the end of the year.
The items I’m most excited to use are the Benefit Precisely My Brow, the Origins set because it has a full sized eye cream and the Kopari Lip Glossy. A lot of this will go in my giveaway. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep the Too Faced palette. It is so pretty!
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:
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!
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.
So gorgeous! I am looking forward to playing with this more!
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.
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.
Hi all! Happy Easter! I hope you are having an amazing holiday with family and friends.
I just wanted to pop on here really quickly and share my latest Ulta Haul. The last two weeks, there have been sales on drugstore and affordable products at Ulta. Each week had new sales. This is what I purchased the first week (I just put an order in for the second week’s haul):
Hi all! I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m back with another gift giving guide. This time its beauty stocking stuffers. From makeup to skin care to hair accessories, there are so many great products that you can give the beauty lover!
I have a range of products and price points, in no particular order:
Flower Beauty Warrior Glitter Shadow ($10 USD) — High impact glitter pigments meets luminous opaque color for a look so fierce it can’t go unnoticed. Our boldest eye look yet, this captivating collection of long-wearing glitter packed liquid eyeshadows is not for the faint of heart. Dries down completely, no glitter fall out. Step out of the shadows with Warrior Glitter Shadow. Comes ins 6 gorgeous shades. The one above is Camo. It’s perfect for fall!
Available at flowerbeauty.com and Ulta stores.
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat ($29 USD) –This is one hot little palette. Naked Petite Heat is a compact eyeshadow palette featuring six all-new scorched neutrals inspired by our own Naked Heat. With five matte shades for lid, crease and liner, plus one demi-matte highlighting shade, it has everything you need to create looks that range from soft and sultry to flat-out fire.
The ultra-compact packaging was made for travel and fits in your smallest purse. But don’t let its petite exterior fool you—it contains full-size pans of our legendary Eyeshadow and a mirror. Emblazoned with burning roses, this hot commodity will be your go-to palette.
Use each shade alone or pair them up with your favorite shadows to create endless sizzling eye looks. Some of our new favorites are Hot Spell, our latest terra-cotta obsession, and Strike, a rich reddish brown. Feel like totally going up in flames? Try Wild Thing, a burnt orange shade, or Heist, a rich cayenne, for extra spice. Better yet, you can use these matte shades as a base to pair with your 12-shade Naked Heat palette.
Purchase at urbandecay.com, Ulta and Sephora.
bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights ($48 USD) — Discover 18 dazzling shades of our bestselling GEN NUDE mineral eyeshadow in one beautiful, gift-ready palette. The rich, flattering colors in matte, radiant, shimmer and metallic finishes are suitable for creating endless day-to-night looks, and this palette features 8 new limited edition shades.
Shades included: Spotlight, 500 Thread Count, NEW Interstellar, NEW Venus, NEW Earthling, NEW Wave Length, NEW Galaxy, NEW Comet, NEW Force Field, Presto, Delightful, Catch Me If…, Romp, Louder, Santorini, NEW Meteor Shower, Dazzle, Perspective.
GEN NUDE eyeshadows are crease resistant and last up to 12 hours with clean, good-for-skin color.
Josie Maran’s 100% Pure Argan Oil refines the look of fine lines and nourishes overnight as a youth-activating hydrator filled with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. In addition, 100% Pure Argan Oil Light absorbs quickly with a semi-matte satin finish.
This set contains:
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 100 percent Pure Argan Oil
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
Cricket Happy Hair Ties Tin ($4.99 USD) — Compact and loaded with 25 black hair ties for easy access – even on the go! Affordable, adorable, and useful for styling the perfect bun, ponytail, or updo.
Purchase at cvs.com
Eylure x Vegas Nay Gift Set ($14.99) This limited edition gift set includes 3 of the most popular Vegas Nay Lash styles in the Luxe Collection, all featuring a mink effect texture. The feather light lashes add dramatic enhancement for any eye shape and are made for reusable application.
Purchase at Target and Ulta
What do you give in stocking stuffers? Any fun beauty products?
BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis – 19 Color Shadow & Highlighter Palette — Ulta had their BH Cosmetics palettes on sale for 40% off and I had my eye on this one. It was released in the summer, but I think it works as well in the Fall. It has mostly neutral shades with some pops of blue. BH’s shadows are such great quality. This blends so well and the shimmers and metallics are so buttery! I will be reviewing this.
MaybellineSuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color in Driver. I’ve been wanting to try this. The shade is pretty, but this is pretty drying on my lips. I usually don’t wear matte liquid lips, but I wanted to try this formula. I can wear it, but I need a gloss on top.
MEMEBOX I Dew Care Mini Meow Trio — This is such a cute little peeling mask trio! The masks are all shimmery and are so fun to use. I have tried the purple one because it is meant to be hydrating! It did leave my face moisturized, but also made my pores look smaller! I still have to try the other two, but so far so good!
Ardell Duo Brush-On Dark Adhesive with Vitamins — I haven’t tried this yet, but I picked it up because I have a few sets of lashes, but no glue. I don’t wear lashes, but it I do decide to try them, I have glue! I do have a lash review coming up, so I need to try them out!
Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 (LC1) — I got this foundation on sale and got a free Clinique Hydrating Jelly.
I think I’ll review the foundation, too. So far, I really like it. Since I did purchase online, I guessed on the shade. They all looked pretty dark on the Ulta website so I bought the lightest shade. It’s just a bit light for me. So if I buy it again, I would have to go just a bit darker.
So that’s my fun Fall Haul! I got everything on sale and paid about $40 for all of this and tax. That’s a pretty good deal! Did you pick up anything from the Fall Haul?
Hi all! It’s Monday! It rained all weekend long in Kansas City, but I got a lot of house cleaning done.
Below are the items I picked up during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. I got some really good deals this time. Everything I purchased was 30-50% off. Here’s what I picked up:
I made a few orders and went into the store once! As per usual, with these sales I purchase makeup and not skincare. I have enough skincare, but I’m always wanting to try different makeup brands and shades. And what’s better than trying something new on sale?
I purchased two palettes and they were almost half off each! This is the Lime Crime Venus 3. Purple’s my favorite color, so I couldn’t pass this up! I’ve been wanting to try Lime Crime for some time now. The shadows are nicely pigmented, especially the mattes and shimmers. The two glitters are sheer, but they work well on top of other shadows.
This was also on sale for half off. I’ve never tried any of the Too Faced palettes with this layout — the gold chocolate, peach etc, but I’ve always been curious. So far, I’m enjoying this. The shadows are creamy and the colors are perfect for fall.
I’m not going to swatch the Lime Crime or Too Faced palettes in this post, because I want to try them both out first for a more in-depth review.
I also picked up the Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio in Peachy Love. I hadn’t tried Hoola Bronzer before and was excited to pick it up at a lower price. Same with the Anastasia blush.
I really like the tone of the bronzer. It’s a bit dark for me now, but will work when I have a tan. The blushes are gorgeous. I love mixing the first and third shade. It makes a really pretty coral. They are easy to build up and are matte.
From left to right is the Dose of Colors Lip Gloss in Can You Not, the Ulta Beauty Patent Shine Liquid Lipstick in Cannes and the Ulta Beauty Full Coverage Liquid Concealer in Light Cool.
The Dose of Colors gloss is really creamy and not sticky, which is what I love in a gloss. The shade is s little light for me, but looks nice over a darker lipstick.
The Ulta liquid lipstick is almost like an opaque gloss. It’s really creamy, and I really like the color.
I have heard great things about the Ulta concealer, and I’m so glad I picked it up! It is full coverage, but doesn’t get cakey. It blended so nicely under my eyes!
The last two products are the All-Nighter spray and essence Glitter Primer. The All-Nighter was half off on the last day of the sale. I’ve never owned this before. I have the Chill spray by Urban Decay, and used it all summer. Once I’m out of my Chill, I’ll open up the All Nighter. I’m excited to use it!
I got the glitter glue because I recently purchased Stila glitters and when I used them, there was glitter all over my face. I haven’t tried this yet, but hopefully it works.
So that’s what I got! I’ll be doing my Ulta Fall Haul Sale post soon.
Did you purchase anything from the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale? What did you get?
Hi all! I was recently sent some amazing Buxom Cosmetics products for my honest review. I love trying new makeup and was so excited! I have already reviewed the new PillowPout Creamy Plumping Lip Powders. You can check that out here.
I put together my favorite products that I received. Here they are:
This eyeliner is a new release for Buxom. It’s an intensely pigmented eyeliner with wet powder, lasting wear technology. Tapered sponge tip applicator creates either a precise line or smoky look. Formula-infused cap reloads color with every twist.
I like this because it’s such a cool idea. It comes in two shades — Sultry Black and Smoldering Brown. I like the brown because I rarely wear black eyeliner. It’s two severe on me. This is very dark, so it does give a dramatic look. It does take a little work to make a nice line, but it looks pretty on!
I have been wearing this mascara for a couple of weeks and am loving it. It’s a volumizing mascara that dramatically defines, lengthens, and instantly lifts for fuller looking, ultra-black lashes minus any clumps. I love it for an every day look, but it can be built up for more drama!
Sorry that this is so blurry! You can see the shade though. It’s a plumping and hydrating lip balm that blooms to your custom shade by reacting with the pH level of your lips. This comes in four shades, this one is Glowing, it’s a beautiful mauvey nude shade on me. It has a light plumping effect. The size of this is huge for a balm, but it will last a long time.
This is a gorgeous lightweight cream luminizer in Venus, a nude glow shade. The formula blends out easily, delivering a sheer, shimmering finish perfect for all skin tones, and feels refreshing on. I like to use it before I powder my face, it works well under powder highlighter. And it looks gorgeous on shoulders and decollete.
The two shades on the left are the plumping lip cream in White Russian (Nude Pink) and Hot Toddy (toasty nude). This is such a beautiful product. This one doesn’t have a shimmer and it is very glossy. A unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps to plumps your pout to new levels, while hyaluronic spheres moisturize and fill. Vitamins A and E provide lasting moisture for soft lips. This feels and looks amazing on!
On the right is the bestselling plumping lip gloss. This is in the color Dolly which is a shimmering mauve. It’s really pretty on and does plump my lips! It is high that boldly plumps the appearance of lips with a tantalizing tingle in a high-shine, shimmering finish.
This palette has six matte suede eyeshadows. It contains primer-infused technology to help keep color locked in place. Shades include:
Social Scene (matte mocha)
Trendsetter (matte putty)
Hot or Yacht (matte ash)
Beachfront (matte sand)
Invite Only (matte terracotta)
Cashmere Craving (matte almond)
This is the first time that I’ve tried Buxom shadows. These are really pretty and are very easy to blend. You can use them alone for a soft or smoky look, or with a metallic shadow or pigment for some shimmer on top. And you can open it and change out the shades. Single shadows are available to be purchased for the compact.
I am really loving these products! Have you tried anything by Buxom? What products do you like?
Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty are here! I am so excited for this! This sale happens twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. I usually purchase a few things each sale (I try to keep it reasonable). Here are the links to my Spring 2018 and Fall 2017 hauls.
I have already placed an order today and plan to go in at least once or twice and maybe make a second order online. I’ll do a haul post at the end of the sale when I get every thing!
I couldn’t really find photos online, so I’ve photographed my add!
Here are all of the beauty steals that you can get by day. These are available in store and online. There are also online deals each day in addition to these, so check the sale out on Ulta’s website!
The products in this ad that I’m thinking of purchasing are the Benefit Hula Lite bronzer on the 5th, the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara on the 9th, the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette on the 16th and the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray on the 22nd. Plus online deals and some Hot Buys and Ulta Beauty deals below.
I placed an order today and I got an online only deal, the Lime Crime Venus Eyeshadow Palette in Venus III. All three Venus palettes are on sale online today for $19 (reg. price $38). The Venus III is a purple toned palette and it looks really pretty. I also purchased a couple of Hot Buys:
I haven’t tried anything by Dose of Colors, and have heard that their lip products are really nice. If I like it, I might buy another! I’m also interested in trying the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape foundation in the hydrating formula and the Smashbox contour kits.
Ulta Beauty is also having special deals each week:
These are great deal! I added a Liquid Concealer to my order because I’ve heard it’s amazing! I will probably check out the Liquid Lipsticks and Bath bombs if I go into Ulta this week. In week two, I’m interested in the Foundation Stick and in week three, the Brow Pencils, the Mascara and the Hand Soap.
I have a lot of skincare I’m testing now, but there are some skincare Hot Buys if you’re interested:
So there’s the sale! I will be posting my haul after the sale is over, and I’ll show you what I get!
Are you planning on picking anything up in the next few weeks? What are you interested in?
I bought the Fenty Beauty lip gloss in a set with a highlighter. The highlighter is pretty, but not really a shade I wear, it’s kind of peachy. But the gloss is amazing! It gives such a pretty shine and it’s sticky or goopy. I wear it almost every day either over lipstick or alone.
The NARS Orgasm mini blush was my birthday gift from Ulta. I’ve never really tried this and I love the shade. It’s shimmery and a coral-pink shade, which is perfect for summer.
The TATCHA The Silk Canvas Protective Primer was the item I’ve been wanting the most. It glides on and blurs my pores and fine lines. Plus it looks amazing under makeup and helps my foundation last. I don’t use it every day, because I want to make it last, but I love how I look when I do.
PIXI Beauty Jasmine Oil Blend smells amazing! It smells just like fresh jasmine flowers. I love this at night. It contains a jasmine flower extract, evening primrose and grape seed oil. It is so hydrating and it calms my red skin. In the morning my skin is bright and smooth.
My last favorite is Jergen’s Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer. I’ve been using this in the lighter shade (which is in my shower), but I’m ready to go darker and use the medium to tan one shown. This is SO easy to use. You put it on when your skin is wet and pat it dry with your towel.