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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 6

Tarte The Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss in Sass, Intoxicating and Rogue

Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty hauls I unleash more. Don’t you just love it?? I wasn’t kidding at all when I told you guys that Ulta had me hooked almost everyday for the entire event. There were so many great beauty steals this time around that had me mapping out a budget and whipping out my trusty pink highlighter to strategize. It got real!

There were a few things here and there that I wasn’t quite interested in at first but there a lot more beauty steals that I knew I was going to end up indulging in. Like the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss that went on sale for half off on Day 6. For just $12, you could grab up to 2 (or more if you cheat) of Tarte’s creamy, buttery smooth Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lip Gloss to tickle your fancy.
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NYX is B2G1 Free at Ulta!

NYX Velvet Matte Lipsticks, Pro Foundation Mixer and Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette

The only thing better than affordable makeup is affordable makeup that’s on sale. It’s a win, win! NYX has always been a great brand for nice quality makeup on a budget for years. Today, NYX has evolved into more of a “professional” drugstore brand with a variety of products that the everyday makeup lover or hardcore makeup junkie can appreciate all the same. NYX seems to be working overtime this year to reign supreme as the best drugstore brand on the market with a ton of great new products that won’t leave your pockets hurting.
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Blush for Days with the New Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette!

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Is it just me or are holiday collections coming earlier and earlier every year? We haven’t even made it to Halloween yet and we’re already seeing new holiday palettes and sets. I’m not complaining. But dang! Can I go trick or treating and get through Thanksgiving first before these beauty brands are digging all in my pockets? Sheesh! I could have used a short break after Ulta’s enticing 21 Days of Beauty but it looks like that’s not happening since many brands, like Tarte, are already flashing their new holiday goodies in our faces.
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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 3

LORAC Starlight Light Source Illuminating Highlighter, Twilight Illuminating Highlighter, Technicolor Color Source Blush, Aura Color Source Blush, Cinematic Color Source Blush, Chroma Color Source Blush, Infrared Color Source Blush Swatches on Dark Skin

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Should I buy new clothes? Or this makeup I really want?” I literally had to ask myself this as I was preparing to head to New York for Ipsy’s Gen Beauty. Lord knows I needed new clothes (and shoes) but Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty just kept hitting me with these amazing one day only Beauty Steals. In real life, makeup doesn’t trump real life responsibilities. But in this instance, a one day only sale on makeup I’ve been wanting for months trumped the other shopping I needed to do. You can go shopping for clothes and shoes on any day, right?

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty: Day 2 Haul

Becca Lantana Mineral Blush, Flowerchild Mineral Blush, Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured, Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Dark to Deep

There’s been a lot of exciting things happening in the beauty community these days but the most epic has to be Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event. It’s rare to catch a discount on Prestige brands of makeup and skincare from any retailer. But I think it’s especially hard to do at Ulta because 99% of their coupons exclude the higher end brands. However, Ulta makes it up to us twice a year by giving us some pretty steep discounts on certain brands and products during 21 Days of Beauty.

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More Melted Mattes!

Too Faced Sell Out and Cool Girl Melted Matte Lipsticks

Mo’ money, mo’ melted! I know everyone doesn’t love liquid lipsticks but they’re a way of life for me. Regular lipsticks are still cool and all but I just love the fact that I can swipe on a liquid lipstick and go all day without worrying about touch ups. That’s the kind of lipstick for me! All day wear is a must have for my intense work days so I like to stock up on liquid lipsticks to fit whatever mood or look I’m currently feeling for the day.

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The LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Sets Are a Steal!

LORAC Goddess & Secret Agent Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set

Is it just me or are the holiday collections and sets coming much faster nowadays? We’ve barely made it halfway through September and we’re already starting to see limited edition palettes and value sets that are more geared towards the holidays. Crazy right? I’m not exactly complaining though because I love a good holiday palette and I can never pass up a good value set. But dang! Let a sista breathe and hold on to some coins!

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New Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Shades!

New Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Shades!

Usually when a new makeup product receives a ton of rave reviews on social media I’m skeptical. I’m either wondering:

“Is it really that great?”

or

“Who’s paying you to sing these praises, girl? I need the receipts.”

That’s exactly how I was feeling when the new Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer hit Ulta and literally everyone was deeming it the best concealer in the world. Concealers always crease on me almost immediately so I’ve kinda lost faith in concealers. Well, I did. If you follow me on Snapchat or Twitter, then you’ve probably seen me singing the praises of Tarte’s new Shape Tape Contour Concealer too because it really is the best concealer ever. Really.
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Too Faced’s Melted Lipsticks Get Matte at Ulta

Too Faced Queen B and Unicorn Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick

You ready to go matte? I sure hope so! Sephora’s reign over the new Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipsticks is finally over which means they’re not available online and in stores at Ulta. Yaasss! There’s still a few shades that are exclusive to Sephora but the rest of the gang is now sitting pretty at Ulta which gave me an excuse to finally give them a try. ‘Cause you know me. I love a good liquid lipstick!
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Urban Decay Gets Razor Sharp!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Long-Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion and Retrograde

In life, there are certain things that some people are just better at than others. There are people who are great at sports. Or math and science. Or applying liquid liner. There’s a special set of skills you need for sports, math, science and liquid liner. I have none of them. Physically, I’m the laziest person you’ll ever meet. You’ll never see me kick a ball or run a mile. And math and science? Forget about it! I need a calculator and cheat sheet next to me at all times to be at least halfway decent. Liquid liner is no different. You’d think it’s not as complicated as sports, math or science but applying liquid liner is always a struggly situation for me.

There’s either too much product on the brush. Or not enough product on the felt tips so it streaks. Or my favorite (insert sarcasm) when I try to create a wing and it skips and drags or globs all over the place. Liquid liner is just the struggle for me! I like to use the felt tip ones, like Stila’s and Too Faced’s, for a quick swipe to help my falsies blend in but I can never quite master the regular ol’ brush ones.

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