Category: Haul

3 Becca Blushes for $17?!

Becca Blushed with Light Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

You read that right, girl! This holiday season came bearing bomb gifts like amazing value sets, mega palettes and some pretty steep discounts, too. Normally, you’d be hard pressed to find a good sale in Ulta’s Prestige department. Let alone a good coupon that actually works. But you know the holiday season is filled with nice surprises like a ton of Prestige holiday palettes and kits being marked down at Ulta. There’s nothing better than catching high end makeup sale!
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Paint Your Eyes Like a Pro with the Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette 

Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Are you ready for another neutral eyeshadow palette? No? Too bad. ‘Cause they’re still coming! I know after a while the sudden influx of neutral eyeshadow palettes that pop up year after year gets old. You quickly go from, “OMG, I need that new palette!” to “How many shades of browns are there, really?” I was stuck in between the two when Tarte released the new Tarteist Pro Palette. I love Tarte’s Amazonian Clay eyeshadow formula so I was excited to see them whip up a new palette. However, once I took a good look at the Tarteist Pro Palette I started to wonder, “What makes this so different from every other neutral palette on the market?”

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Black Friday Haul! 

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Your Perfect Pink Duo, Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara, Becca Blushed with Light Palette, PUR Cosmetics Elevation Perfecting Highlighter Palette, Buxom Bundle Up Baby Swatches on Dark Skin

Time is seriously flying by because Black Friday was almost a month ago and Christmas is next weekend. Crazy right?! As you can imagine, Ulta has been bananas so my schedule has been hella crazy. So crazy that I’m somehow just managing to share my Black Friday goodies with you. Better late than never, right?
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Juvia’s Place Mini Masquerade Palette Swatches 

Juvia's Place Mini Masquerade Palette Swatches

It seems that every year we get hit with a ton of neutral eyeshadow palette releases. From warm to cool, we see the same mix of browns and golds  with the occasional blues and greens tossed in too. No matter how enticing all those neutral palettes may be at first I can’t deny that it starts to get old after a while. I’m definitely guilty of buying more palettes than I need but even I like to shake it up sometimes and try something a little different.

That’s why I saw it perfectly fitting to finally go ahead and order the Juvia’s Place Mini Masquerade Palette. Juvia’s Place is a black owned brand that makes some of the most amazing eyeshadow palettes you’ll ever come across. There’s 3 palettes in the collection (so far) and they all contain a mix of neutrals with some fun eye popping colors too like bold pinks and purples. I’ve been eyeing the Masquerade Palette for months now after seeing so many beautiful pics and swatches on social media so I pulled the trigger and ordered the mini version while it was on sale for Black Friday.
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Stila Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set is Glitter Heaven! 

Stila Stay All Day Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set Swatches on Dark Skin

There are a few things I look forward to every holiday season: sweet potato pie, comfy scarves and Stila’s liquid lipstick sets. Every year, Stila releases a Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick set or two and I make it my duty to grab one. The Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks really do stay all day and aren’t too drying either. Which is a huge plus when it comes to matte liquid lipsticks. They’re a little pricey though at $24 a pop so I like to snag them in holiday sets where I can get the most bang for my buck.
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Pucker Up with the Butter London Fancyfull Lippy Liquid Lipstick Set

Butter London Fancyfull Lippy Liquid Lipstick Set Swatches on Dark Skin Tickled Pink, Dahling, Spiked Cocoa, Mulled Wine

Whether you’ve managed to be a responsible spender all year or you hauled it all (like me) everyone deserves to cut loose a little during the holiday. We work a little harder. Make a little extra money. So why not treat ourselves just a tiny bit more here and there? Yeah, girl, give in to this peer pressure. ‘Cause you know I’m going to push you to buy it all this holiday season with no shame! This is the perfect time of year to indulge because you get a really great deal or lots of variety at a good price.
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Tarte’s Kissing Squad Lip Sculptor Quad is a Steal! 

Tarte Kissing Squad Lip Sculptor Squad Lipstick and Gloss Set Swatches on Dark Skin

Liquid lipsticks are life. True enough. But I can’t act like juicy, glossy poppin’ lips aren’t the move all year round! Most times, I do like to gravitate towards mattes throughout fall and winter but mattes can be a little drying. And when you’re talking to people nonstop for hours a day matte lips aren’t always ideal. They start to crack, peel and get all dry. Then before you know it, you’re lips are pretty much hanging off your face and you have no idea how bad it is until you pass a mirror. Tragic.
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Completely Fangirling Over the ColourPop x Hello Kitty Collection 

ColourPop x Hello Kitty Collection Swatches on Dark Skin School is Fun Super Shock Cheek, Super Cute Ultra Glossy Lip, Lock Diary Ultra Matte Lip, Tiny Chum Ultra Satin Lip, Date Mate Lippie Stix, Konnichiwa Lippie Stix

Is anyone else over 25 still obsessed with Hello Kitty? Don’t be ashamed, girl. You’re in good company! I still love me some Hello Kitty and I jump (and scream) at the chance to add even more of her to my collection in anyway possible. From undies to seat covers, my Hello Kitty addiction leads me to buy pretty much anything with her cute little face on it. And that includes the new ColourPop x Hello Kitty Collection celebrating the iconic cat’s birthday on November 1st.
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection is Delightfully Adorable

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Compact Swatches on Dark Skin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! MAC hasn’t exactly wowed me too much during holiday for the last couple years but this year I was all in. MAC really came through with the Nutcracker Sweet Collection! The packaging is beautiful and the colors are perfect for the season. I just couldn’t help myself.

I went from, “I’m just getting this compact I don’t really need.”

Then soon to, “Okay I could use a few more things from this collection.”
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Ulta Holiday Haul

Butter London Fancy-full Lippy Liquid Lipstick Collection, Stila Stay All Day Sparkle All Night Lipstick Set, Smashbox L.A. Lights Palette, LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette, Tarte The Kissing Squad Lip Sculptor Quad, Too Faced Grand Care Hotel

There’s a ton of reasons to make all of your beauty purchases at Ulta but the best one is the rewards program. Hands down! Racking up points at Ulta doesn’t just get you deluxe samples or impossibly hard to get mega sets. Shade but no shade. Sorry Sephora. I’ma let you finish but Ulta has the best rewards program around! Instead of getting deluxe samples of goodies you’d essentially receive for free elsewhere Ulta rewards you with dollars off your next purchase. The more points you have the better!

I’ve been spending up a storm over the last few months at Ulta but it’s all paid off because I was able to score almost all of the new limited edition holiday sets and palettes on my list without breaking the bank. I let my points stack up to 2,300 and redeemed them for $133 off. Talk about win! I couldn’t wait to grab a grey bag and fill it up with my top holiday picks so far this year.
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