Ulta Gorgeous Hair event October 2019 –
I scanned the ad for the upcoming Ulta Gorgeous Hair event which runs from October 6 -26 2019.
This is my first ever palette from Lime Crime and it was a joy to photograph!
I’m not ready to make a review yet, but I will say that it looks way better and more appealing in person than it did in the photos.
It’s (still) on sale at Ulta Beauty for $46.40. I used a personalized coupon they emailed me, plus some points and only paid $32!
The colour story is very whimsical and different, so I’m really looking forward to testing it extensively!
❓Do you find these soft colours appealing? What do you think of the Lime Crime eyeshadow formula?
I had never before used Becca Cosmetics lipsticks, but I’m definitely loving the 3 shades I purchased recently!
The photo shows, from left to right, the shades: Mauve, Truffle, Petal. Bottom: Crimson.
I signed up for Boxyluxe and my box had the Crimson lipstick in it. I didn’t swatch that one because I’m hoping to trade it, but after being disappointed that I got a red, I decided to simply purchase the shades I was most interested in.
Swatches (on fair skin) of BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love in Mauve, Truffle and Petal:
I used a 30% off promo which is STILL available at Gilt.com and only paid $16.80 for each lipstick (Reg. $24)
I’m happy to report that all these shades are to my liking in person!
This lipstick is very pigmented, creamy enough (but not overly) and very comfortable to wear.
Did you get one of these in your Boxycharm? What do you think of it?
I hope you’re all having a great Monday!
How beautiful is Violet Voss this palette?!
I really wish I could have used it! The way I ended up with this palette was interesting:
I placed an order at Sephora for the Be the Boss palette that was half off for a day, to add to my care package that I sent to my friend who lost her home in the fires.When the Sephora box arrived, it was really light which weirded me out, but it was sealed. When I opened it, the only thing inside was the 2 samples, and no palette! ??
I was devastated because I had already told my friend I had bought the palette for her, and I couldn’t bear bringing her more bad news after she was excited for it. I called Sephora in a panic and they couldn’t re-send it because it was out of stock.However the gentleman on the phone was so caring and understanding, he really empathized with me and said he would replace it with this Hashtag palette instead. He made me feel so much better! I was so relieved that I could still give my friend a Violet Voss palette!
I really wish I could have swatched it because it looks amazing! I hope one day I’ll get to buy a Violet Voss palette for myself and see what all the hype is about
I was so excited to get this beautiful limited edition set during Black Friday!
It arrived promptly and very well packaged and my entire experience was perfect.
I already had 2 of these palettes but I’m giving the duplicates to my friend who lost everything in the California fires.
?The case? Is so beautiful and looks so polished and pretty sitting on my vanity, plus it’s sturdy and I think it will last a long time.
Macy’s 10 Days of Glam sale – Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette 50% off!
Friday October 12 (tomorrow) begins Macy’s 10 Days of Glam sale. This Tarte Tartelette Toasted eyeshadow palette will be on sale for $19.50 (Reg. $39) (If you want to save even more, you might want to shop through Ebates and get cash back)
Here are my swatches of this palette:
I have owned this palette for a while, although I haven’t used it a lot (you can see on the photo it’s lightly used) but I do enjoy this palette. The only shade I don’t really like is “Crackle” (right upper corner) because the sparkles don’t stay put very well on my eyelids. The rest of the shades are pretty good and versatile.? If you love all things Autumn and you don’t have this palette, this might be a great opportunity to get it at a great price! ??
Here are some OFRA Beverly Hills highlighter swatches and closeup!
I got a new camera (Nikon z7) ?❤️ and thought I’d show you how beautiful this OFRA Beverly Hills highlighter is.
I got it for half price during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale! I love that you can use individual shades or just swirl them all together. It feels like I have several highlighters all in one. I don’t like chunky glittery highlighters so I was glad to see this one doesn’t have any crazy glitter in it, athough it definitely can be very bright and blinding if you build it up. I’m personally more of a natural-to-medium-intensity type of girl.
Here is a Laura Geller Life Glows On and Baked Gelato highlighter palettes comparison!
(Scroll for swatches of the Life Glows On highlighter palette)
Today’s the last day to get this Laura Geller “Life Glows On” highlighter palette for only $17 at Ulta! I included the original Baked Gelato highlighter palette in the first photo so you can compare how different they are. The golds are definitely not the same, French Fizz is more of a pale gold VS Gilded Honey. I bought the original Baked Gelato when it was also on sale a couple of Ulta 21 Days of Beauty events ago. I have used it more often than any of my other highlighters, and as you can see I still have plenty of product left. I love how smooth the formula on these highlighters is and the fact that there’s no chunky glitter in them. And at this price point I definitely couldn’t resist picking up the newer Life Glows On palette!
Here’s another look at Laura Geller’s “Life Glows On” highlighter palette:
Too Faced Chocolate Bar 50% off at Ulta today only! (September 16, 2018)
This is a great basic eyeshadow palette that’s been a staple for many people through the past several years. While (in my opinion) it’s not the best palette that Too Faced makes, it is one of the most iconic ones. If you already have a million basic palettes then you might not need this one, but if you are newer to make up and building your collection I’d definitely recommend it!
In addition to this, don’t forget to use your favourite cash back site to get a few dollars back, too. I like to use Ebates because they automatically pay you every couple of months. The way it works is you simply sign up, go to Ulta (or whatever other retailer) through their site, and then you make your purchase as you normally would. If you don’t have an Ebates account and you decide to sign up, you will get an extra $10 if you sign up using my link and then make your purchase, and so will I.
Ulta Brushes Sale!❤
Ulta Beauty brushes are on sale for $7 this week!
I bought one a few weeks ago (Powder Brush, pictured above) and I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and feel of this brush. I paid $20 for it and at $7 this is a great bargain! I will definitely stock up on some of their other brushes.
The other items in my photo are their “Beauty Smarts Makeup Spatulas”, which are designed to get the last bit of product from your makeup containers and get the most out of them, but I actually also use them to stir up lip glosses and other products that have settled in the bottle and can’t be shaken for mixing.
The other item to the left is their “Beauty Smarts Tool and Brush Organizer”, which has been AMAZING for me. It’s super flexible and I put my most used brushes and tools in it, no more hunting for my favourite tools among all the others! Saves me a lot of time (you stick the tool in the pink slots and it stands up straight)
These are definitely some unsung heroes for me from Ulta Beauty.