Hi guys! It’s that time of the year where the trees are blossoming and our wallets are hurting – the spring beauty sales! Want to find out what I got at Ulta and Sephora with a 15-20% discount in the works? Read on! I’ll admit, some of this was “for the blog”. Continue reading
Hi guys! I might have mentioned at some point in the past that there’s a Sephora a block out of my way walking from work to the train station. And because of that, I’ve taken a later train home a few times to pick out some goodies! Continue reading
Hey all! So ever since I came home for winter break, my acne has gotten so much worse than it has been. I’m not sure if it’s a change in my diet, or extra pollutants in the air from my cats and the heating system (hot air rather than a radiator), or what. But I’ve been doing things differently lately. Continue reading
Hey all! I think I said in my last haul that I wasn’t going to Ulta again for a while. But then my mom told me about IT Cosmetics’ CC cream being good for covering acne, and I wanted to check it out. Plus I needed a couple things at Target, and my sister came with me so I didn’t overspend or take too long.
So what did I get?
I was running low on Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop, and noticed that there was a rebate for TBS on Ibotta.So I figured I’d go over to their website and buy another couple products and earn $5.00 back… and then I found out there was a Buy 3 Get 3 Free deal going on. I’m also posting the few random pieces of makeup/skincare that I’ve acquired over the past few weeks, as well as a slight ELF haul at CVS, since they replaced the entire Milani display with an ELF one and had an Extra Bucks deal going on. Continue reading
Hey everyone! So, um, this happened. Where I kept on getting enticing Ulta emails and bought stuff online. And then I was in my room (which is on the first floor of my house and right next to the front door) when I heard a thud from outside. The kind of box on the doorstep thud. So I go over and peek out the window and only see the mail truck parked across the street. I wasn’t sure which house it came from, as there are plenty and sound travels easily and my window was open. Had I mentioned that I had been wondering when my Ulta package would ship, because I only got the received order email, not the package sent one.
And lo and behold, MAKEUP!
The things that I got:
So it looks like I bought a lot, right? Well, I once again stumbled into crazy deals. I wanted the Stardust by Vegas Nay palette, and found out that I got 5x points on Butter for a week, and had a 20% off coupon. And I left it in my shopping cart for two, three days and then went to make sure this all was everything I wanted. Two minutes later, my phone tells me I just got an email from Ulta with one of their four-hour-only deals, where if you spend so much you get a free gift.
So the things I purchased:
Too Faced Stardust by Vegas Nay collection – twelve shadows in the palette, six inspiration cards, and mini versions of Shadow Insurance Eye Primer, Better than Sex Mascara, and Glamour Dust in Nude Beam.
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Plushie (on sale for $10).
Butter LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Dahling
Olay Original Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion, which I forgot to put in the picture.
The free gifts:
L’Oreal Le Matte in She’s So Matte. It’s a retractable lip pencil/crayon thing that looks like lipstick when applied. I like the smell when applying, and it doesn’t really linger. And the color- I saw it and had to put it on immediately.
Nyx Butter Gloss in Eclair. Again, smells good. Not big on glosses, or how pale the swatch was on my hand. Who knows?
Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin. My first makeup product from Neutrogena. Really love the color.
Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in Metal Shine. I actually have another of these glosses, back from when I lived in Germany (so no, I don’t know why it says New on it). I always liked the color and the fact that it doesn’t smell. This color kept on acting weird for my hand swatch, but I’ll have to see on my lips. I also like the more bronzy color.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Britannia. It’s a light coral with a beautiful shimmer finish. Again, super excited to wear this on my lips.
Benefit Benetint. I never knew what this product was before, so I’m glad I can finally try it and see what it’s like. I didn’t use a lot for the swatch, and it is more of a light stain that can double as a cheek color.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in Melted Peony. You remember my Melted review? This color’s a bit more up my alley, and I’m super excited to try it!
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. I don’t see a color anywhere. It’s got the same tip applicator as the Melted line (and I love it) but looks a bit more like a gloss.
The hand swatch (sorry for the bad quality. Some colors didn’t like showing up against my hand or in the picture):
Top row: Clarins and Butter
Middle row: The other seven lip products, in the order listed here
Bottom: UD liner
Hey everyone! I finally realized that if you buy makeup directly from the brands, when you first go on you can get a discount applied. Brands also like giving out lots of samples, which you don’t get as many of in stores and things. Both of these are incentives to buy directly from brands instead of from other stores (and may I point out that a few stores also charge a little extra?). Continue reading