I know, I know. I’ve been gone for a while. Let’s skip all that and jump into this Ulta haul. I used 2000 points ($125 value) and bought a few other things online that weren’t available at the location I went to about a week and a half ago.
CROC LED Black Titanium 1″ Flat Iron
I’ve been dreading buying another flat iron after my last one, the iron completely separated from the cord in March and ever since I’ve been using my roommates. I know it’s ridiculous, but there’s so many flat irons at Ulta and the Sally’s Beauty in my area, I was overwhelmed with the selection. Luckily for me, Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event is in May, with their daily steals and Hot Buy items posted for preview on day1 of the event, I was able to read all the reviews, watch tutorials and choose the one I thought would fit me best. I’ve previously been a loyal customer to the Hot Tools brand of hair tools, but this trusted salon iron has everything I was looking for. Ceramic 1″ plates, quick heat up time, 3 heat settings and an auto shut off feature (something my last iron didn’t have). Straightening and curling my hair is quick and effortless with my CROC. And it was half off when I bought it, so I only paid $44.50. Check it out here
Shea Moisture Jamaican Castor Oil Strengthen& Restore Shampoo and Conditioner
I’ve sporadically used Shea Moisture hair care products throughout my entire life, but never an entire hair care system. This shampoo and conditioner leaves my chemically treated hair softer and feeling more healthy than any other brand. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, phtatalates and is cruelty free. After the first use of this, I was hooked! The smell is amazing, the shampoo lathers like a dream and the conditioner is even better. No telling yet if my hair has grown, but it’s the cleaniest and healthiest it’s felt in a long while. So I’m very pleased. If you’re not sure, check out some of the reviews (Side note; I’ve been seriously considering doing a big chop in the next few months, if any of you have done it or are thinking about doing it, I’d love to talk !)
Ulta Sweet Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Scrub
I got hooked on the beauty brand’s line of body scrubs in the winter, and there’s no trying anything else for me. I ran out of my last jar, so this was a necessity. The smell is absolutely beautiful for summer. My skin just always feels smoother and cleaner whenever using a scrub. And after a long night of waitressing, this makes hopping in the shower before bed something I really look forward to.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
I ran out of my Philosophy Purity (my holy grail for makeup removal) and have been meaning to try this since forever…but if you use Purity you know how good it is, and when something works, why try something different? But I finally made the commitment and have been using this stuff every day and WHOA. I think this removes a full face of makeup even better than Purity. The smallest amount truly takes off every bit, and after rinsing my skin feels clean, smooth, brand new. I’m upset that it took me literally years to try this, but I’m happy I did.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
This was a necessary buy, my Ole Henricksen Eye Cream started to irritate my eyes about a month ago, and I haven’t touched it since. So my eyes were in desperate need of a replacement. So far this stuff is great. I only apply it in the morning. Almost instantly I can feel my eyes ‘waking up’. I’ll keep you updated with this product, I’ve noticed my eyes are extremely sensitive to products. Something might be great for 2-3 weeks, and then something changes.
BareMinerals Bare Pro 18Hour Full Coverage Concealer in Dark Neutral -13
I’ve heard about this since it launched, but never really took an interest until I saw a post on heygorjess Instagram using this. Applied under the eyes and on other parts of her skin, she blended this out with her finger, and just like that her skin was perfect! Check her instagram page @heygorjess . I’ve been using this in the exact same way, it’s an almost perfect shade match for my complexion and it blends effortlessly. This is perfect for no makeup days! Find your perfect shade for hot summer days here
Morphe 9A Always Golden palette
This was a “I wanna use the most points possible purchase”, but it’s beautiful. I think Morphe has reformulated their eyeshadows because these shadows are creamier than my 35pan palettes, so naturally I love it. 9 complimentary neutrals with a mix of highly pigmented, easily blendable mattes and shimmers with a giant mirror. How could I not buy this? I’ve been using this almost every day and I absolutely love this. Expect a few posts featuring this palette.
BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip in Om
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect nude in recent weeks, I’m making it a priority to find the perfect ones for my skin tone. It’s described on the website as a caramel nude, which is sort of true.. it pulls more terracotta on my skin tone.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in 848 Dose of Cocoa & 852 Box of Chocolate
From the new Les Chocolat line, comes new chocolate inspired nudes that I had to have. Oh, and they smell like chocolates. Dose of Cocoa is more of a true nude for my skin tone, while Box of Chocolate pulls more lavender grey. I love them both, and I have a few more already in my cart online. I really am trying to find the perfect nude you guys. Check them out here though, they’re beautiful. L’oreal’s formula for these liquid lipsticks are some of the best you’ll find at a drugstore price point as well, so win win.
Flower Beauty Flower Pot Blush in Warm Hibiscus
This is the first product from this brand I’ve tried, and if this is how the entire brand’s quality is, I’m impressed. This beautiful peachy-pinky blush adds the most pretty color. It almost reminds me of Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush in Coralina, but this is more peachy than pinky. Which I love. Seriously, if you haven’t tried these I highly recommend taking a look at their shades.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
Another re-up item. I have bottles of this in my car, in my purse and in my room, it’s just too good not to have. And it’s finally starting to get hot in PA so this is nice to just refresh your face in the morning and at night with.
Thank you so much for reading, lemme know if there’s anything you think I need !