Tag: Ulta

Get Sexy Bedroom Eyes with the NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette!

NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette First Impressions Swatches Dark Skin

When I first started blogging, I was all about drugstore makeup as I was just discovering and exploring the wonderful world of makeup. I soon switched over to the high end side once I felt myself getting the hang of things but I can’t lie. I miss drugstore makeup! There’s a lot of new products and collections rolling out that are mighty tempting. Tempting enough to say skip the high end splurge and get back to saving a couple bucks!

I already know some of you are over there thinking, “How can you go back to drugstore from high end?!” Simple. The quality of drugstore products has gotten way better. I’m talking leaps and bounds. I never in a million years thought I’d be comparing a drugstore eyeshadow palette to my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. But the day finally came when I took a leap of faith with the NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette.
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New NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Shades! 

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Confident, Bustier, Cashmere Silk, French Maid, Delicate Lust, After Hours, Cabaret Show Swatches on Dark Skin

Every year, NYX drops a ton of new products on us and you know 2017 is no different! In fact, NYX is coming even harder this year because they’re trying hard to transition themselves from a drugstore brand to professional brand. And rightly so because that’s a huge jump. So NYX has to come guns blazing to truly nail it. Which means brand new products and shades! Whoop whoop!

One of the many new releases NYX has up their sleeves this year includes the recent expansion of the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick lineup for spring. Some people hate them, some people love them. I happen to agree that they’re considerably drying but I obviously have a thing for the shades because I just can’t stop buying them. Damn you, NYX!
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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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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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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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How Cute is the Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe? 

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe for Holiday 2016

Makeup is sorta like books. It can really take you places! Like the new limited edition Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe palette set for holiday. From the moment you open the hotel shaped box, you’re whisked away to the Grand Hotel Cafe to spend your Christmas in Paris. Like a boss. A delicious smelling boss. With just a quick whiff of the yummy smelling palettes I could close my eyes and imagine sitting in cute quaint cafe nibbling on gingerbread cookies as I sip on a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino in bliss. Just take me away Too Faced!
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LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Swatches & First Impressions

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Swatches and First Impressions on Dark Skin

The holiday season is fully upon us and the palettes and sets are rolling in heavy! I saved up thousands of Ultamate Rewards points just so I could lose my mind (guilt free) on all of the incredibly amazing holiday goodies popping up this year. There were quite a few sets and palettes that I knew I wanted for sure but there was one palette that I just kept going back and forth on. The LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette has been a huge hit on social media since its release but I wasn’t quite convinced that I needed it.

“The colors are super dupable.”

“Hmmm some of those mattes look too pale.”

“There’s too many mixed reviews among other brown girls”

“I’m just gonna pass.”
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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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