Category: Skin

Another Ulta Mass Skincare Haul

Another Ulta Mass Skincare Haul

Did I mention that I was becoming a bit of a skincare junkie? There’s nothing like a clear complexion and I’ve been sorta addicted to keeping my skin in tip top shape these days. My skin doesn’t have too many imperfections minus some unevenness but I do struggle with fine dry lines that fail to play nicely with certain formulas so I figured it was time to start fighting the problem from within. My skincare routine is pretty solid now but as I get older I realize there’s always room for improvement. Plus, I love to try new products so sorting through Ulta’s Mass Skincare department while many products were mix and match buy one, get one 40% off seemed like a great idea to me.

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Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask + True Glow Eye Cream Review

Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask + True Glow Eye Cream

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you probably noticed that I’m becoming a bit of a skincare junkie. The older I get, the more I become a huge advocate of taking care of my skin so that my makeup has a clear, healthy canvas to look smooth and flawless every time. Because let’s face it. Sometimes makeup isn’t always to the problem as to why skin is oily, dry or breaking out. It can definitely play a factor in the way skin behaves but most times it’s because the skincare balance is off. Healthy skin is all about balance!

Now that I’m learning more and getting more involved in the skincare world I’ve been a lot more open to trying different products. Recently I was sent the Ultra Hydration Plumping Mask and True Glow Eye Cream to add to my routine courtesy of Valentia and I was eager to give them a try. Both products are formulated with natural ingredients like Vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid and more so I had a feeling they would fit well into my skincare regimen.

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Ulta Mass Skincare Haul

Ulta Mass Skincare Haul

Makeup is a ton of fun but the older I get, the more I find myself gravitating towards skincare. It’s just something about getting older that makes you slightly freak out once you start to notice those fine lines creeping in or any signs of aging. I’m still pretty young but I’m dancing towards 30 within a few years so preventative skincare is a high priority on my list. Especially since I have dry skin. Dry skin shows signs of aging rather quickly if not properly moisturized so I’ve been trying pretty much everything under the sun these days to see what my dry skin likes and what boosts my skin the most.

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Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Clearing Mud Mask

Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Clearing Mud Mask

Buying makeup is a blast. Sitting in the mirror for hours applying makeup is even more fun. But not properly removing your makeup every night or washing your makeup brushes regularly? That’s a nightmare! I’m usually pretty good at removing my makeup at the end of the day but a weekend off from work led to some late night hanging that left me relying on quick swipes with makeup wipes that just weren’t cutting it. Couple that with the fact that I haven’t washed my favorite makeup brushes in like (prepare to cringe) a month. Yikes!

As you can probably imagine, my skin was starting to shift into freak out mode and I was starting to notice some pretty nasty blemishes that were beginning to form into huge red bumps. Not a good look! I love a beat face as much as the next makeup junkie but a clear, healthy complexion is much more important to me so it was time to buckle down with a good deep pore cleansing mask to get my skin back on track. Last month, I spotted the Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Clearing Mud Mask at Ulta and decided to give it a try after reading the rave reviews and admiring the $6 price tag.

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Earth Theraputics Hello Kitty Aloe Socks

Happy Pink Day! We’re almost halfway through the week which means we’re just that much closer to the weekend and we get to play in some pink. What could be better? Usually I’m sharing cute makeup and nail polish to get your girly vibes flowing and help you pink out but today it’s all about feet. For the last few months, I’ve been wearing Earth Therapeutics Aloe Socks religiously and I just couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t share these amazing little pink treasures with you. These socks are seriously amazing!
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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 1

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty is now in full effect and I’m already clutching my wallet because I just know I’m going to go broke. There’s just too many good deals! Day 2 had some pretty nice deals but Day 1 was where it was at for me. Yesterday’s Beauty Steals included Prestige makeup and skincare including a cleanser, setting powder and lipsticks. Of course, I bought them all. The steals were just too good to pass up!
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Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Foaming Cleanser Review

Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Foaming Cleanser

The best part about being a girl is getting to sit in front of the mirror for over an hour beating your face to perfection. From perfectly blended smokey eyes to a stunning highlight and sharp contour, I just love sitting in front of my vanity and laying out a full face of makeup to look more fierce than ever before. That’s what being a girl is all about! However, one of the best feelings in the world is when you get to go home and take it all off so your skin can breathe freely and, alas, you can wipe your eyes. Sweet relief!

I have no idea why I’m always so eager to rub my eyes at the end of a long day but it’s like second nature once I finally make it home and sit in bed to catch up on my favorite shows. That’s why some nights I immediately rush to the bathroom to remove my makeup so I can rub my eyes and pass out watching TV in peace. Because there’s nothing worse than falling asleep without removing your makeup and waking up in a panic that your skin may or may not end up falling off by the end of the week. Yikes!

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty for Spring 2016

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty for Spring 2016

Get prepared to spend those coins at Ulta this spring because it’s going down once 21 Days of Beauty kicks off! Starting this Sunday, March 13th there will be some amazing Beauty Steals for 50% off and Hot Buys all throughout the event that will have you rushing to the nearest Ulta (or smartphone) to get your hands on these good deals. From March 13th to April 2nd, there will be a Beauty Steal (or two) available for one day only online and in stores featuring Prestige brands that almost never go on sale. It’s a real treat because a lot of the beauty steals are some of the most popular products brands have to offer and there will be mini events with free demonstrations to really liven things up and show you how to put them to good use. This year’s massive beauty steals include:
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Clearance Chronicles: Mass Skincare Haul

Derma E Hydrating Facial Wipes, Pacifica Instant Karma Facial Cleansing Oil

Have you been to your local Ulta lately and checked out the clearance section? OMG! There have been so many markdowns throughout the company that my store has decided to put up two huge towers of them right by the cash wrap that get me every single time. Every week, there’s a new wave of clearance items that I either wanted to buy when it was full price or just couldn’t resist the super low price on the orange sticker. It’s starting to get a little sick how addicted I’ve become to scouring the clearance racks and those damn orange stickers but I’m slowly starting to embrace it. Who couldn’t use a good deal now and then? Or every week? ?

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Fancie Faves

Fancie Faves: OPI Hello Kitty Collection, Becca Tobacco Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation, Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer Bronze, Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating + Pore Minimizing Face Primer, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, NYX Cinnamon Roll Intense Butter Gloss, Ardell 105 Glamour Lashes

Goodbye February and hello March! I’m so ready to shake these winter blues and jump head first into spring. Especially after all of the new spring releases and collections that have been popping up at Ulta lately. They make me super anxious! And also make me super broke LOL! I ended up buying a ton of new products last month from nail polish to tons of makeup because February was such an exciting month at Ulta. On the bright side, though, I ended up loving pretty much everything I bought so I’d say February was a pretty great month for me.

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