Monday, April 22, 2013

ULTA HAUL







Alright -- I was terrible and took advantage of that 20% off Friends and Family coupon at ULTA last week. And boy did I do some damage shopping!  



The first thing I picked up was the ULTA brand Sheer Fragrance Mist in Flower Blossom.  It is such a large bottle for such a good price -- It was about $7 on sale.  The scent Flower Blossom is obviously a very floral scent, but it is not overpowering.  It's simple, but can definitely brighten the day.  I've been wearing it every day and LOVE it.



The next thing I picked up was the Loreal True Match LUMI Foundation in the shade n1-2.  I actually already have this same foundation, but in an even lighter shade.  I love the dewey finish with this liquid foundation, but I needed it in one shade darker.  This is a great drugstore foundation at only $12.99 regular price.



I also decided to pick up my second ever Maybelline New York Color Tattoo in the color Barely Branded. I actually used it for the first time this morning and love the champagne shade it gives off.  The texture of the Color Tattoos is so smooth and easy to apply on a quick makeup day.  







I decided to go all for it and finally buy a bright purple lipstick! I bought one of the new shades of the Maybelline New York Vivids Lipsticks - in the shade Brazen Berry.  I have been wearing it all weekend and I love the color with my...can you say....pale skintone! It's a perfect pop of color for Spring, and it has great pigmentation!








I FINALLY splurged and bought the Urban Decay NAKED BASICS Palette after seeing so many Beauty Bloggers rant and rave about the palette.  I am a big fan of matte eyeshadows, and this palette is packed with them!  The palette has the perfect amount of shadows, and doesn't come with an eyeshadow brush -- making it perfect to carry on the go in your purse with your favorite brush.  The six eyeshadows are the essential neutrals that can be used every single day.  I am loving the palette already.  It's a great $27 investment to my collection, and I definitely recommend it.



The one hair product that I picked up was the Macadamia NATURAL OIL Deep Repair Masque.  I decided to buy the 1 fl. oz. packet - basically the sample packet.  I don't want to invest in a $30 jar of the Deep Repair Masque before I try it out.  I can't wait to use this masque.  This is another one of those products that is highly recommended by many beauty bloggers and YouTube Beauty gurus, so I just HAD to pick it up. Hopefully this $4 one-time use packet will be worth it!







I've been using the same Eyebrow Powder for years now, so I decided to try something new.  I picked up the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in the shade Brunette.  It comes with a darker, more charcoal brown, and a dark brown powder, as well as a wax to help keep your eyebrow hairs in place.  I used this for my eyebrows a few days ago and felt as though it was the same as the eyebrow powder I have been using (I normally use the Maybelline Ultra Brow Eyebrow Powder in Dark Brown).  The NYX brand is a good alternative I will use if the Maybelline powder is out of stock at the drugstore.  I also love the fact that it comes with the wax!



Lastly, I picked up the Loreal True Match Compact Makeup.  I absolutely love the smoothness of the makeup, but the shade is much too light for me - so this purchase was a bust.  I am interested in buying the Loreal True Match Powder, since that seems to be a hit with many bloggers.  At least I was successful with the rest of my purchases!  

Overall, it was a VERY successful ULTA shopping trip.  Have you used any of these products before?
Let me know what you think!

9 comments:

  1. Ulta looks like such an amazing shop and you picked up some lovely things! Even though I have the original naked palette, so tempted to pick up the basics one as well, the colours are just amazing

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    1. UTLA is practically heaven! They have a bit of everything..drugstore makeup, high-end makeup brands, hair products, and even a hair salon!! Yes yes - they are amazing!

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    2. A hair salon, now I definitely am a jealous girl! x

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  2. Eeeeep where do I start?! i love love love the look of the Brazen Berry lipstick, the eyebrow powder, the color tattoo and your doggggggg <3 xxx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  3. I didnt know that ulta sold Macadamia products! Im so excited now :)

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    1. Yes! They sure do have everything!

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  4. Lovely products! That mask looks great x

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    1. Doesn't it?! I can't wait to try it!

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