Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2018

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It’s the second most wonderful time of the year. The first being this sale in the spring. Y’all I live for 21 Days of Beauty and I make a plan for shopping because I have no life and nothing else to do with my time, clearly.

All jokes aside, this is a great time to try new things and stock up on some favorites at HALF OFF.

The sale starts Sept 2 and ends Sept 22. I’m going to post and link each day’s deals, the Hot Buys, what I’m buying, and what I recommend. This post is going to be a long one so brace yourself.

All beauty steals ship free for Platinum and Diamond members.

Sept 2
Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer, $17
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser & Hyaluronic Cloud Serum, $14-32.50
Lime Crime Venus Eyeshadow Palettes, $19 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 3
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, $11
Proactiv 3-Step Acne System, $25
Philosophy Time In A Bottle Serum, $38 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Lancome Visionnaire Eye Cream, $32.50 <ONLINE ONLY & PLATINUM PERK>

Sept 4
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter, $20.50
Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser, $7.50
Butter London Glazen Lip Glaze, $9.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Eyeko Mascaras, $9.50-15 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 5
Benefit Hoola & Hoola Lite Bronzer, $15
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, $7.50
Juice Beauty Illuminating Primer, $18 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Kopari Save Face Oil, $22 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 6
Tarte Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, $10
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, $37.50
-beautyblender Solid Cleanser, $8 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Pur Masks, $13-14.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 7
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara, $12.50
Pericone MD Cold Plasma Products, $42.50-79.50
Clinique Blended Face Powder & Brush, $13.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 8
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Pencil, $11
Philosophy Purity Clay Mask, 7.50
Ofra Select Highlighters, $14.50-16 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 9
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Finish Powder, $11
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Brushes, $12-27
Exuviance Select Age Reverse, $39-39.50
Select MAC Girl Palettes, $19.75 <ONLINE ONLY & PLATINUM PERK>

Sept 10
Stila One Step Primer, $18
Estee Lauder Day Wear Creme SPF 15. $17
Flesh All Highlighters, $9-14 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Beauty by POPSUGAR All Lip Products, $9-12 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 11
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner, $9
Lancome Cils Booster XL Mascara Primer. $12.75
Mally Beauty Mallywood Collection, $10-18 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Algenist POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum, $47.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 12
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme, $14
Dermablend Original Setting Powder, $13.50
Lorac Mascaras, $12 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Body Lotion, $15 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 13
Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer, $19.50
Clairsonic Cleansing Brush Heads, $13.50-16
Velour Lashes, $7-14.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 14
It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil, $12
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, $19
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipsticks, $9 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 15
Tartes Light, Camera, Lashes and Lash Paint Mascara, $11
–Benefit Brow Wax, FREE with $50 Benefit purchase
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, $22.50
CoverFx Perfect Setting Powder, $17.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream, $27.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 16
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, $24.50
Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar, $19.50
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, $12 <ONLINE ONLY & PLATINUM PERK>

Sept 17
Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, $19
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, $10
Laura Geller Liquid Foundations, $16.50-19 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
StriVectin Dual Response Serum, $39.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 18
Tarte Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel, $9
SeroVital hgh Dietary Supplement, $49.50
NudeStix Concealer Stick, $12 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Cargo All Lip Products, $8-12 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 19
MAC Extreme Dimensions Mascara, $12
Juice Beauty Skincare Kit, $20-26
Discover Skincare Brands, 50% *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 20
CoverFx Glitter Drops & Custom Enhancer Drops, $21-22
Origins Morning Must Haves, $12
It Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta #110, $12 *(ONLINE ONLY)*
Exuviance Performing Peel AP25, $38.50 *(ONLINE ONLY)*

Sept 21
Benefit POREfessional, $16
Clinique Moisture Surge 72 HR Hydrator 1.0 oz, $9.50
DermDoctor Kakadu C High Potency Evening Oil, $39
Patchology Eye Gels, $25

Sept 22
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, $16
It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Moisturizing Super Cream, $24
Buxom Shiny Liquid Lipsticks, $10


HOT BUYS

Hot Buys are available throughout the 21 Days until they sell out. These products are discounted 40% so you’re still getting a good deal even though they aren’t half off. In past years, the Hot Buys have been SO good. I was very disappointed in this years selections and there’s nothing that I plan on purchasing.


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Can you believe out of all these deals, I’m only buying 5 things?! It’s true. These are the only products that grabbed my attention and that I really wanted to try or buy.

  • 9/6beautyblender Solid Cleanser, $8
    • The BEST brush cleanser ever. Buy it, use it, and thank me later.
  • 9/7Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara, $12
    • Kathleen Lights has been raving about this mascara and while it’s half price, I’m going to give it a try.
    • I don’t normally buy high end mascaras, but if I ever do, it’s during this sale when they are half off.
    • There’s a waterproof option as well.
  • 9/9Ulta Moisturizing Foundation Stick, $7
    • This has been on my “to try” list and it’s half off!
  • 9/18Tarte Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel, $9
    • Similar to the LOreal Brow Gel that I’ve been using, but doesn’t have the weird bend in the applicator. It’s also the same price so DUH.
  • 9/20Origins Morning Must Haves, $12
    • I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS SET. I know I love the GinZing Eye Cream and I’m excited to try to the other products in the set. I’ve heard amazing things about the Spot Treatment and I’m almost out of my current one so the timing is just perfect.

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I think that’s everything. Mark your calendars. Get excited. Tell me what you’re buying!

August Favorites

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Glance Eyewear 56mm Exaggerated Square Sunglasses
–I have sunglasses obsession and the bigger the better. These were super cheap and huge so it was a given that I needed them.

Tree Hut Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil
–I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time and I found it half off so not time like the present. For starters, this stuff smells SO GOOD. I like it better than regular shave gel and it makes my legs so soft and smooth.

Colour Pop x Kathleen Lights Ultra Satin Lip in Rever
–This color just screams summertime to me. It’s such a fun, fiery red orange.
–I’m wearing it in this picture.

Hourglass Veil Powder
–I got a Sephora Gift Card for my birthday and I knew exactly what I wanted to buy, this powder. I’ve heard so many YouTubers RAVING about it, but I wasn’t ready to shell out $46 for the full size. The good thing is there is a trial size for $15, bad thing is I’m obsessed with it and I want the full size but $46 for powder REALLY hurts my feelings.

Real Techniques Brush Crush 306 Kabuki, 303 Contour, and 301 Foundation Brushes
–I was obsessed with these brushes as soon as they came out because glitter. However, I knew I didn’t need another brush. I have a ton and I consistently use the same ones. As luck would have it, Ulta put these on sale and I can’t resist a sale and glitter so now they are mine. They are beautiful, great quality, and I love them. I’ve washed them all and they held up well. Real Technique brushes are some of my favorites.
–If you can find them in your store, get them all and thank me later.

Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Liquid Lipstick in Melon Pop
–I saw Jessica Braun wearing this and I immediately knew that shade needed to be mine. It’s a GORGEOUS, bright, neon red and shockingly enough, I didn’t have anything like it in my collection. The formula is great and it’s cheap. I call that a win!

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I also found this brush pocket holder thing from Real Techniques on sale at Ulta. I keep the brushes I constantly reach for in this holder from byAlegory, but not all of them fit. Enter, this invention. It clings to the mirror and comes right off, no stickies or residue left behind. It’s genius.


And of course I have to share my favorite funnies from Instagram. These are screenshots and these photos are not mine.

 


I’d love to know what you’ve been loving this month. Let me know in the comments!

Epic Empties

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  1. I have a lot of trash
  2. I know you’re thinking, “my what a professional backdrop you have.” You’re right, it’s professional AF. It’s a beach towel. Try to get on my level, I dare you.
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Nails
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Bath, Body, & Hair
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Daily Needs
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Samples
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Skincare I
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Skincare II
  • Neutrogena Ultra-Light Cleansing Oil
    • Awesome makeup remover
    • I’ve repurchased so many times. This is probably my 6th or 7th bottle
    • Using something different right now
    • Would repurchase
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser
    • My skin does better and stays clear if I use a gentle exfoliator daily and this one is perfect
    • It’s hydrating for my dry skin and the scrub is gentle enough to be used daily
    • Repurchased
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel
    • I liked this, but I prefer an exfoliating cleanser
    • Great product and I recommend 100%
    • Not repurchasing because I like the ^ exfoliating cleanser better
  • Garnier Micellar Foaming Cleanser
    • This was just ok. It removed my face makeup pretty well, but didn’t take mascara and eye makeup off easily
    • Would not repurchase
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial
    • I like a more intense scrub when I’m in the shower
    • I felt like I didn’t have this too long before it started smelling odd and expired
    • Would not repurchase
  • Tarte FRXXXtion Stick
    • Love this exfoliator and it’s perfect for travel
    • I have other exfoliators that are cheaper and do the job
    • Not repurchasing right now because of the price
  • elf Pore Toner Balm
    • I love the idea of toner balm, but I didn’t notice any changes or benefits from it
    • I didn’t have it long and it started smelling odd so it had to go
    • Would not repurchase
  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
    • My go to eye makeup remover
    • Going to repurchase the full size and refill this travel size bottle
    • Repurchased
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% B5
    • I love products with hyaluronic acid and so does my skin so I was excited to get this and use it as my serum step
    • I didn’t notice any added moisture or benefits from this
    • Not repurchasing 
  • Lancome Tonique Comforting Rehydrating Toner
    • Love this toner and it’s perfect for dry skin
    • Not repurchasing right now because of the price and I’m trying something different
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution
    • I used this stuff religiously to see if it would help keep my face clear. I didn’t notice a DAMN thing so I gave up on it and quit using it
    • Would not repurchase
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Skincare III

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And we are finally done! Note to self: don’t let it build up this much next time!!

Do y’all like empties posts/videos? I LOVE them. I love to hear honest thoughts after using up an entire product. They are some of my favorite videos to watch on YouTube. 

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made

 

Claims
–12 hour comfort matte
–Oil control
–Pore minimizing
–Transfer resistant

Price 
–$8.49 @ Target
–$8.44 @ Wal Mart
–$11.49 @ Walgreens
–1.0 oz

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: L20 
–I am not the lightest shade in this foundation. This has only happened to me one other time in my life. This is monumental.

Pros
–Packaging, pump!
–Shade range
–Easily accessible
–L20 IS MY MOST PERFECT FOUNDATION SHADE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
–Buildable coverage
–Long lasting
–Works for my dry skin
–Not cakey

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Verdict
After years and a few hundred dollars later, I have finally foundation a perfect shade match. This huge for me. It’s tough out there for us pale girls. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I’ve tested many foundations and I can make most of them work, but this takes zero effort. I don’t have to mix or blend till my hand hurts to make this work. It has medium to full, buildable coverage, lasts all day, doesn’t cake up, and doesn’t accentuate my dry patches. WINNER.

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No makeup :: Just foundation :: Full face
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Before & After

*apparently, I forgot to take an AM & PM shot*

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BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Cover Concealer

 

 

Claims
–Hide imperfections
–Neutralize discoloration
–Brighten your complexion instantly

Price
–$5 @ Ulta and bhcosmetics.com for 0.35 oz
Comparsion: Tarte Shape Tape is $27 for 0.33 oz 

Shade Range
–12
–My shade: #100

Pros 
–Affordable
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Allergy tested
–Gluten free
–Dermatologist tested
–Full coverage
–No creasing

Cons
–Availability, online or Ulta only
–Shades are all very yellow toned
–Lightest shade, #100, is too dark for me
–Packaging, I prefer a doe foot

Final Verdict
I love the coverage, price, and the fact that it didn’t crease, but the shade is a no go. I had to use a white mixer and I’m just too lazy to do that every day, especially when there is another awesome, affordable concealer out there that works just as well. If they release lighter shades, I’ll definitely buy. The formula and product is great, just not great for me.

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline Total Temptation

Claims
–Soft, separated, and fluffy lashes
–Bold, full volume
–Lengthened lashes

Price
–$9.49 @ Ulta
–$7.89 @ Target
–$7.94 @ Wal Mart
–$9.49 @ Walgreens

Shade Range
–3 and a waterproof option

Pros
–Easily accessible
–Affordable
–Sleek packaging
–Lives up it’s claims
–Lots of volume
–No clumping
–No flaking

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Packing gets dirty easily

Final Verdict
Note, this has a natural bristle brush so if you prefer plastic bristles, this definitely is not for you. I used with my LOreal Mascara Primer like I usually do. This mascara made my lashes look BOMB. I got length, separation, and volume with no clumping or flaking. Not much more you can ask from a mascara!

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