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Sephora VIB and Ulta Platinum Sale Haul

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

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Another Ulta/Target Haul

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?

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Collective Birthday Haul

Hey everyone! I disappeared for over a week, I’m so sorry. But I did go on quite a bit of a shopping haul after my birthday and wanted to get everything in and have a chance to take pictures and try most of this out. I also bought a couple other things that are a bit more of a “need” rather than wants for when I have money to spend, which may be in the pictures but not mentioned.

Anyway, let’s get to it! Continue reading

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September Ulta Haul

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.

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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

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Yet Another Haul!

Hey everyone! I got the Ulta circular last week and fell in love with pretty much everything. So of course I had to head over on Monday! I also had a $3.00 off a bottle of Essie polish that expires on Saturday, and a $3.00 off $15 in beauty products from Target (and needed long candle lighters), and as the two are in the same shopping center… The next day I went to the mall for a bit of back-to-school shopping. Continue reading

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