Ulta Haul! August 3, 2013
Organix Hydrating macadamia oil shampoo & conditioner
I’ve bought this previously. It’s okay I was kind of expecting more, but my mother enjoys it so i repurchased it. Fairly hydrating, but since my hair is so damaged and dry I prefer something more moisturizing. Overall it’s pretty good. It smells sooo good, that’s probably my highlight about this product.
Mabelline Babylips (Electro collection)
Who doesn’t love babylips! I haven’t actually tried these on my lips but when I swatched them they felt fairly hydrating. Each color has a different formula cause I felt Berry Bomb was more hydrating vs. Pink Shock. I only decided to pick up a couple from the collection. They ran out of a few colors so these were the only two I would actually wear. It comes in various colors like green, yellow, and orange. They are somewhat sheer, but for the price and a chapstick it’s pretty good pigmentation.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Eyeshadow Palette
Contains 10 shadows matte & shimmer. It has a neutral shades and could go well for the daytime and easily be a good transfer for nighttime looks. Overall pretty pigmented. I thought it was a good price value and colors I would actually use. It contains a duo ended brush (fluffy shader & small blending) and a booklet how to recreate specific looks. Most of eyeshadows felt velvety and nothing was grainy. The shimmers were all fine and no glitter was too chunky. Although Day Rate looks to be a color I would enjoy it felt the driest and the swatch wasn’t that pigmented. Although if I applied a base I’m sure it would turn out better. Overall I think I will enjoy this palette.
Top row: Call Back, Strut, Scout, Beauty Mark (matte), LBD (matte)
Bottom row: Day Rate (matte), Couture, RTW, 10K, Pose
Top: Call Back, Day Rate, Strut, Couture, Scout, RTW, Beauty Mark
Bottom: Couture, Scout, RTW, Beauty Mark, 10K„ LBD, Pose
(First time doing swatches! Sorry for weird photos, taken with no flash)
benefit Stay Flawless 15- hour primer
I was so excited to get this! I’ve heard so much hype over it on youtube. It feels amazing, I was skeptical because it was a stick, but it made my makeup feel amazing. I cannot comment about the 15 long wear, I only wore it for the night with some bb cream & powder but my face has never felt so soft and smooth with any other primer! I did go out to a kbbq place and slaved over a grill and felt no sweat or warmth whatsoever. My face felt smooth and makeup in tact even after our feast.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold Brows Kit
Retail: $36.00 (SUCH A GOOD DEAL!)
Personally I have yet to apply or use this kit at all, but the MUA applied the powder to my brows and they looked on point! They have a wide range of colors I prefer darker brows, but they do have lighter options available. This is such a good deal! The browkit only comes in three brow powder options while there are seven colors available if you were to purchase the brow powder alone. I believe everything in the kit is to be full sized as well.
Here are the prices if you were to buy everything individually
Clear Brow Gel: $22.00
Brow Powder Duo: $23.00
Duo Brush: $18
You save $27. I have no idea why they say this values at $72 when everything individually costs $63. Regardless it’s a steal!
I had a 20% coupon and I redeemed my ULTA points to even get a further discount. I thought the 20% was worth it because it applied to most of their prestige products as you can see. I wasn’t planning on buying much really, then I saw all these new products and kits. In total I saved about 40 bucks.
If you want a more in depth review or pictures of any of these products feel free to leave me a message. I hope this was helpful and you guys enjoyed this post. I’m finally back! Expect more to come I’ve done so much hauling lately and I’m going to be on vacation so hopefully I’ll have more free time.