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Mini Ulta Haul

Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone is doing well.  My favorite store Ulta, sent me a 20% off everything coupon today.  I was planning on stopping there today anyway, so getting the coupon was a plus!  I received a sample of Anastasia Brow Wiz recently from Ulta, and fell in love with this eponymous line.  I have tried many brow products in the past, and have been satisfied, or so I thought.  The sample I tried was Taupe, which was perfect for me.  The regular price is $21, I paid $12.60, with my 20% of and rewards dollars.  The photo below is not the best, but you get the idea.

Ulta Haul 10-14-18 Anastasia Brow Wiz Taupe-1

My eyebrows are very light, and this product goes on like a dream.

I needed a new daily SPF, so I picked up this e.l.f. Beauty Shield SPF 50 for $7.20, the regular price is $12 for 1.69 ounces.  It has a tint, which worked well for my skin.  Here’s Ulta’s description: This SPF 50 Skin Shielding Moisturizer contains powerful antioxidants Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin C. Featuring a sheer, universal tint, this moisturizer protects your skin from everyday environmental aggressors.

All e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. It’s also cruelty free.

Ulta Haul 10-14-18 E.L.F. SPF 50

 

I loved the fact that  it’s  an SPF 50.  I had skin cancer on my face this year, so I’ve been super careful to always be protected. With it being tinted, you get very light coverage, on par with a BB cream.

I needed some new eye shadow for vacation, yet wanted something compact and cheap.  This L.A. Girl Eyelux Mesmerizing in Eternalize is perfect for my blue eyes.  The colors are very pigmented and blend easily.

 

 

The regular price is $5.99, I paid $3.59. It’s really compact and has all the colors I will need.

Clairol Color Crave in Shimmering Bronze was a huge disappointment.  The color is copper, not bronze, I only paid $.59 as I had a $4 coupon, and it was on clearance for $5.

Ulta Haul 10-14-18 Clariol Color Crave-1

I can’t for  the life of me wonder how anyone could think this is bronze. Oh well.

I also got some free  IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara in super black.  It’s a great travel size.

I paid $25.40 for everything, I saved $25!  Not too shabby!

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Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glambag Review

Hello!

I haven’t posted in awhile.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I’m reviewing the September 2018 Ipsy glam  bag.  Ipsy costs $10USD per month.  I have had my subscription for a number of years.  You get a lot of bang for your buck.  You receive 5 items, mostly deluxe samples.  Most months you will receive a full size product.  I have changed my profile over the years, and have been very happy thus far.

The value of your bag usually exceeds the $10 cost. Luxie Detail Tapered Blender Brush retails for $20USD.  Ipsy is great for sending full size make up brushes.  I have accumulated quite a few great brushes from Ipsy .

I got two Avocado Masks from Botanicfarm.  The website has the cost in Korean currency, so sorry, I don’t have a price for you. Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a deluxe sample, it is a bit smaller than the $16 mini at Ulta. I’ll be giving this away, as it’s too dark for me.

Katherine Natural Cosmetics does not sell this color by itself. The  five color palette is $48USD. I got Expresso, which is a dark brown matte color.  I think it will work well on my blue eyes. Eva-NYC Satin Dream Leave in Cream  this is a deluxe sample, the full price for 5 ounces is $12USD.  My hair is very dry right now, so I’m anxious to try this.

Every month you get a cute make  up bag. This one is super cute. Check it out.

Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glam cosmetic bag 9-15-18

Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glam bag 9-15-18

Ipsy Sept. 2018 Glam colors 9-15-18

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Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner-Crayon Review

Hello and happy Friday! Today I am reviewing Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner-Crayon .  I received this liner in either a Ipsy bag or Sephora Play.   It’s available at Ulta for $17 USD.  The color I got is Hush Hush which is a cinnamon color.   I have so many lip products that this pencil was relegated to the nail polish bin on my dresser.

I used this for the first time a a few days ago.  This liner is thicker than most pencils.  It’s easy to apply and very pigmented.  The best part is the attached brush. After applying you simply use the brush to smooth over your lips.  It has a matte finish and be worn alone.  I topped it with Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss in Sugar Cane , I got in a Ipsy bag, and it’s $19 USD.  It’s a peachy rose color.

So I wore this pretty lip color  duo to a function on Weds.  I had two drinks and never had to touch up my lips.  When I got home, the liner was very intact.  That was four hours after I put it on!  This never happens to me.  I’m not a fan of long wearing lipstick as they tend to be very drying.  Both the colors are so pretty together.

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Ulta Haul 7-8-18

Well hello there!  I’ve been gone from my blog for a few months.  I had some health issues to contend with.

If you follow my blog at all, you may be aware that I’m somewhat obsessed with Ulta.  As I near a milestone birthday within the next six months, I’m trying to cut back on my spending.

I popped into my local Ulta today as I had some coupons, and Ulta sent me an email for a free gift with purchase.

I use to go to Ulta at least once a week. I might go monthly now.  I was sad to see that my local Ulta has greatly reduced there boxed hair color. They have added some prestige make up lines recently, and had to make room.

I really got a great deal, check out what I got for a whopping $11.58 below, a $35 value:

Ulta Haul 7-8-18

I had $10 in manufacturer’s coupons and a $3.50 rewards credit as well.  I got the Biolage hair care kit for free.

I have never used the Color Crave before, but had a $3 off coupon.  It’s actually quite nice and I think I’m going to go back and get some more, as these were on clearance. I’ve tried hair chalk, but it makes my hair feel like straw.  The Color Crave actually made my hair shiny.   I got rose gold.  I’ve been using the Neutrogena Moisture Smooth color in Almond Nude for a few years. The regular price is $8.99 US, and I paid $4.31.  It’s a great neutral color, and you don’t need a mirror to apply.

I love Clairol’s Root Touch up, super easy to use and I paid $2.47 for each of them. This really is a great color for gray roots.  Works every time.

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NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer Review

Hello and happy Sunday!  This primer has been around for awhile, but I just discovered it recently.  NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer at Ulta for $12.99 USD.  I had a coupon so I paid $$9.89 USD.  I’ve used Smash Box Photo Finish primer in the past, and this is a total dupe. The Smash Box primer is $36 USD for one ounce, the NYX is one ounce as well.

I’ve tried many primers in the past, but this NYX goes on super smooth and wears all day.  I don’t wear much in the way of foundation, other than concealer under my eyes and around my nose. It really blurs lines, pores, etc.

NYX Photo Loving Primer 3-11-18

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Clairol Root Touch Up Powder Review

Wow!  Clairol has done it again. This new Clairol Root Touch Up available at Ulta rocks!  I purchased this today and am in love.  I use Clairol Root Touch up permanent color on a regular basis.  This contains .07 ounces and comes with a decent brush.  You can use this on your eyebrows as well. It was $9.99 USD but I had a $2.00 off coupon and a Ulta coupon for $1.90, so I ended up paying $6.09 USD.

In the past I’ve used Joan Rivers Great Hair Day and at the time thought it worked great.  This new Clairol product is different because not only does it not stain your scalp, but it has tiny flecks of gold in the powder.  Other products I’ve used were always very flat. The box says you can get 40-60 applications, and it washes out with shampoo.

As I’ve gotten older my hair has gotten thinner. It’s really hard as a woman to watch your hair turn to crap.  Menopause has really taken a toll on my body, skin, hair, etc. FU menopause!

Clairol Root Touch powder 3-11-18

I got blonde and it works great on my dark blonde hair.  I have some thin spots on the top of my head and this covers them up.  As women, a lot of our confidence is tied to our hair. I use to have such nice hair, now, not so much. I’ve tried wigs and hair pieces, but it’s too much work.

Clairol has been making hair color since 1956. Leave it up to them to make such a awesome hair touch up!

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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask

Freeman peel off masks have been around since 1976.  I have used them off and on for years.  For me there is something very satisfying about a peel off mask, since you can see what is being pulled out of your skin.

I recently tried Hey Honey Take It Off exfoliating honey peel off mask.  I had received a deluxe sample in an Ipsy or Sephora Play box.  I really liked it and went to their website to place an order. Holy cow!  It was $32 for 1.7 ounces. Um, heck no!

I looked for a dupe and came across Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask for $4.29 for 6 ounces at Ulta.

Here is the description from Ulta.com:

A super-cooling, skin-quenching mask that gently peels away impurities that can cause skin to be rough and dull. Contains Cucumber Extract and Aloe to soothe while moisturizing, ensuring skin feels soft and silky-smooth after every use. Perfect for normal to combination skin.

Key Ingredients:

  • Cucumber Extract
  • Aloe Vera
  • Vitamin A

My skin is usually normal, but lately I’ve been having some dry patches.  No matter how much I was moisturizing, they just wouldn’t go away.  I’ve been using this Freeman mask  three times a week for the past two weeks, and my dry patches are gone.  I do feel it is just as effective as the Hey Honey mask. And at less than $.72 cents an ounce,  as opposed to $18 an ounce, it’s a way better deal.

Freeman Renewing Cucumber peel off gel mask 1-28-18

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