Friday, December 27, 2013

Ulta Haul

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got to celebrate with family and loves ones!

This is an Ulta Haul purchase that I made online with my 20% off coupon from 2 weeks ago.   On top of the 20%, my Discover card was also offering 15% cash back that day.  So I basically got everything for 35% off wow!

Here's everything I bought:



ROC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream - $22.99
I had been wanting to try a ROC eye cream for a while now so I decided to try one while I could get a nice discount.  I've been using eye creams for YEARS now and I can't say that I have found one that truly works.  Ulta had 3 ROC eye creams and they all had decent reviews so I honestly just picked one.  I'll let you know if this is any good.



Goody Quik Style Brush - $12.99
This brush has absorbent microfiber bristles in between the real bristles.  I've used this brush a few times now and it does absorb some of the water from my wet hair.  It reduces drying time when I use a hairdryer a little bit, not a huge amount though.  My recommendation is that if you can get this for a nice discount, go for it.  I would definitely not pay full price though.



Macadamia Deep Rapair Masque Sample Size - $4
A ton of my blogging friends have recommended this hair mask so it's been on my radar for a few weeks now.  The full size of this product has a steep price tag of $33 so I decided to try this sample size for only $4 first.  This is a deeply nourishing treatment for dry and damaged hair which my hair certainly qualifies for.  I hope to use this mask sometime this weekend and will keep you posted on what I think!



bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss - $18
A month or so ago I was in a Twitter Chat and red lips came up.  Someone recommended this gloss in the color Game Changer which is red but has a subtle-ish glossy color.  I'd love to thank that person because I LOVE this gloss in this color!  I can't really wear dark lip colors because they fade so quick on me and look redic because it fades from my inner lips out.  This gloss is not very sticky but lasts a good amount of time.  The color is so pretty, not TOO red, and so very shiny.  Love this!



Benefit The Sizzlin' Six - $27
This set includes 6 of Benefit's best selling products.  I've actually only ever tried two products from Benefit, a sample of They're Real mascara and a sample of Watt's Up highlight (from a free birthday pack from Sephora).  I figured this was a good set to introduce me to some of Benefits other products.  This set includes samples sizes of the POREfessional primer, BADgal lash, Dandelion blush, Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip Gloss, Benetint, and Girl Meets Pearl.  So far I've tried the primer and Girl Meets Pearl mixed together and that gave me a nice pearly primed look to my face before my foundation.  I look forward to using everything else and will keep you posted on my thoughts on each item!



Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings - $20
This is actually sold out at Ulta now but it's still available at Sephora.  I have never tried anything from Too Faced and again I figured this would be a good intro for me to this brand.  This set includes samples sizes of Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Primed & Poreless Face Primer, Better Than Sex Mascara, and Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer.  I've tried the Shadow Insurance which is great.  I used it for my holiday party and when I had to wash my face before bed my eye makeup looked like I had just applied it!  I also tried the Better Than Sex Mascara which IS dramatic but very clumpy for me.  I definitely have to run my Tweezerman Lashcomb through my lashes afterwards.  I haven't tried the bronzer yet but like everyone in the blogosphere says, it totally smells like chocolate which is awesome!  Again, I'll keep you posted on my thoughts of the other products.



Urban Decay Vice 2 - $59
This is now currently sold out at Ulta and Sephora but still available on the Urban Decay website.  Yes, it's very very pricey but with the discount I got I couldn't pass it up.  This palette includes 20 brand spanking new eye shadow colors.  There are some matte neutral colors but most of the colors are shimmery and jewel toned which is totally my cup of tea.  The colors are super pigmented and buttery smooth going on.  I did a blue and silver eye look for my holiday party which came out gorgeous in my humble opinion.  :) 

The case itself is amazing.  It's hard plastic and with the press of a button it opens slowly and the mirrored lid stays open in a position tilted perfectly for makeup application.  It also includes a double sided shadow/crease brush.  This is a very versatile palette and would be great to travel with. 



Phew, that was a huge haul and this is a long post!  So far I love everything I bought but I will do full reviews for any items that I feel like you guys should definitely know about or if I feel there is anything I should warn you to stay away from.  Have you guys tried any of these items?  Any thoughts or tips you can give me??

I hope you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend!


16 comments:

  1. You picked up a ton of great stuff! Definitely let us know how you like the Macadamia hair treatment! Like you I've seen my blogger friends rave about it, but the price tag is pretty hefty.

    I didn't know you'd never tried anything from Benefit but the birthday gift! I highly recommend trying their creaseless cream eye shadows. They are absolutely amazing! I have two in Birthday Suit & Skinny Jeans. They are my favorite!

    Great haul, El!

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    1. Oh I so want to try some Benefit shadows! Maybe in a few months when I've quit my eye shadow diet lol!

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  2. So many great things at such a deal!!!

    I hope you like the masque as much as I like it, it works great on my hair!

    I love Benefit, they have so many great products!! And of course, I love the Vice 2 palette as well, one of my faves!

    xoxo

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    1. I'm so in love w/ the Vice 2 palette! And I can't wait to try that hair mask!

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  3. Nice haul! I'm loving lots of your items❤️ The masque is great, the vice palette, the benefit gft set...great use of your 20% off coupon!

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  4. Nice hauling, girlie! I love all of your choices. I never saw the Too Faced Beauty Bloggers kit. That looks awesome! The Vice 2 looks so amazing! I went with Smashbox instead and whenever I see this one I'm always like :| The Benefit sampler looks fantastic. You made some great purchases!! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the reviews! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Yes I was super excited when I put this order in and that my Ulta coupon actually worked for all these goodies! I'm having fun playing with everything. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. lovely haul and amazing deals! I've wanted to try that hair mask for ages, but I've never been able to justify the price! Let me know what you think about it!

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    1. I'll def. do a review of it. I'm glad I got a small samples of it for only $4 to test out for sure!

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  6. I love it! everything looks great! Yes better than sex is clumpy, and that bronzer smells like chocolate when I went to buy it at Ulta it was sold out!! But I am determined to have it haha. xxoo

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    1. I'm actually finding that this bronzer is working out for me better for contouring than Nars Laguna. SO it's yet another reason for me to love it. THanks for visiting!

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  7. Hi! I found you on the SITS hop. I read lots of blogs, but I don't read any beauty ones, but you know....I could use a little beauty in my life, so I look forward to following you!

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    1. Aww, thanks! Glad to meet you. I checked out your blog too!

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  8. Nice haul! So many good things! If this ROC eye cream doesn't work out I swear by the Control Corrective Collagen Eye Defense.

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.com

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    1. I've never heard of that, I'll def. look for it! Thanks for commenting!

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