Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Fall 2019

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Y’all, I live for 21 Days of Beauty and I make a plan for shopping because it’s necessary. This is a great time to try new things and stock up on some favorites at HALF OFF.

The sale starts September 1 and ends September 21. 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.


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September 1
Peter Thomas Roth Eye $55-75 :: $27.50-37.50
Benefit POREfessional Primer $32-54 :: $16-27
Lash Food Phyto-Medic Natural Eyelash Enhancer $78 :: $37.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Kate Sommerville +Retinol Firming Eye Cream $85 :: $42.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 2
Ofra Highlighter Singles $29 :: $14.50
Foreo Luna Play Plus $49 :: $24.50
Strivectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night 
Moisturizer $79 :: $39.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm $30 :: $15 (DIAMOND & PLATINUM, ONLINE ONLY)

September 3
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder $39 :: $18.50
Mario Badescu Rose Hip Nourishing Oil $22 :: $11
Eyeko All Mascara $14-26 :: $7-13 (ONLINE ONLY)
Butter London All Lip $18-22 :: $9-11 (ONLINE ONLY)
Flesh All Highlighters $18-28 :: $9-14 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 4
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels $17.50-32 :: $8.75-16
BareMinerals Concealers $20-24 :: $10-12
K Beauty Brands; Erborian, IPKN, Touch In Sol, TPSY $12-44 :: $6-22 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 5
Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner $24 :: $12
MAC Lipsticks in Diva & Cream In Your Coffee $18.50 :: $9.25
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel $60 :: $30
Shiseido Foaming Cleansers $36 :: $18 (ONLINE ONLY)
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo $18.50 :: $9.25 (DIAMOND & PLATINUM, ONLINE ONLY)

September 6
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara $25 :: $12.50
Perricone MD High Potency Classics Collection $38-99 :: $19-49.50
Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash $28 :: $14 (ONLINE ONLY)
Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer 24 Hour Concealer + Hydra Prep $29 :: $14.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 7
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer $23 :: $11.50
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream $69 :: $34.50
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer $50 :: $25 (ONLINE ONLY)
Cover Fx Select Primers $38 :: $19 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 8
Too Faced Natural Face & Eye Palettes $38-44 :: $19-23
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light or Reduce Redness Primer $36-39 :: $18-18.50
Dermadoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E $95 ::47.50
Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair $72 :: $36 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 9
Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder $34 :: $17
Peach & Lilly Glass Skin Refining Serum $39 :: $19.50
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer $30 :: $15 (ONLINE ONLY)
Cannuka CBD Healing Skin Balm $58 :: $29 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 10
Too Faced Tutti Fruitti Palettes $34 :: $17
Dr. Brandt No More Baggage $22-42 :: $11-21
Buxom Va-Va PLUMP Shiny Liquid Lipstick $20 :: $10 (ONLINE ONLY)
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse $44 :: $22 (ONLINE ONLY)
DHC Cleansing Oil $28 :: $14 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 11
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner $18 :: $9
Proactive Select Cleansing Products $15-27.50 :: $30-55
Women Founded; UOMA Beauty, Elcie Cosmetics, Grande Cosmetics, & The Vamp Stamp $24-70 :: $12-35 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 12
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara $23 :: $11.50
Mario Badescu Cleansers $14-18 :: $7-9
Perricone Cold Plasma Collection $85-159 :: $42.50-79.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Lancome Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint $35 :: $17.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 13
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes and Highlighters $29 :: $14.50
Clarisonic Cleansing Brush Heads $29-32 :: $14.50-16
–Lorac Front of the Line Liner & Select Palettes
$20-35 :: $10-17.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
–Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel $85 :: $42.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 14
Kylie Cosmetics Matte & Velvet Lip Kits $27-29 :: $13.50-14.50
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation $39.50 :: $19.75
Philosophy All Night Creams $49-100 :: $24.50-50
Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palettes $38 :: $19 (ONLINE ONLY)
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $39 :: $19.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 15
Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Clay Eye Shadow Palette $39 :: $19.50
Too Faced Select Hangover Products $32-34 :: $16-17
Mario Badescu Toners $14-18 :: $7-9 (ONLINE ONLY)
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum $65 :: $32.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 16
It Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Brushes $24-48 :: $12-24
StriVectin Wrinkle Recode Line Transforming Melting Serum $89 :: $44.50
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant $79 :: $39.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Skincare Tools; Nurse Jamie, PMD, Michael Todd $69-199 :: $34.50-99.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 17
Cover Fx Perfect Setting Powder $35 :: $17.50
SeroVital HGH Dietary Supplement $99 :: $49.50
Lipstick Queen Medieval Collection $18-24 :: $9-12 (ONLINE ONLY)
Skyn Iceland Brightening Eye Serum $40 :: $20 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 18
Pur Lashes & Mascaras $14-22 :: $7-11
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser $21 :: $10.50
Lancome Visionnaire Skin Solutions, $65-75 :: $32.50-35
–Discovery Brands; VDL, Teami, Fountaion of Truth, Tula, Zilch & Elemis $30-139 :: $15-69.50 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 19
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick $18 :: $9
Origins Fresh-Faced Favs, $29.50 :: $14.75
Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder & Insta-Grip Jelly Primer $29-33 :: $14.50-16.50 (ONLINE ONLY)
Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels $50 :: $25 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 20
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer $26 :: $13
It Brushes for Ulta Concealer Brushes $16-34 :: $8-17
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $21 :: $10.50
beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid $16 :: $8 (ONLINE ONLY)
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Exfoliation $50 :: $25 (ONLINE ONLY)

September 21
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, $22 :: $11
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely My Brow Pencil $24 :: $12
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Serum or Moisturizer $70-80 :: $35-80
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer $27 :: $13.50 (DIAMOND & PLATINUM, ONLINE ONLY)


hot buys

SKINCARE

MAKEUP


recommend

  • Sept 1–Benefit Porefessional Primers (great for pore filling, smooths, provides a nice canvas for makeup)
  • Sept 2–Ofra Highlighter (Pillow Talk is my favorite), Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
  • Sept 3–Becca Hydra-Mist Powder (perfect for dry skin)
  • Sept 5–MAC Diva (perfect burgundy for fall)
  • Sept 6–Lancome Monsieur Big (one of my favorite high end mascaras, review here)
  • Sept 12–Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (review here)
  • Sept 13–Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes (awesome shade selection and they are long lasting)
  • Sept 14–Kylie Velvet Lip Kit (matte is too dry, velvet is the perfect formula)
  • Sept 15–Too Faced Hangover Primer & Setting Spray (smell good, hydrate)
  • Sept 16–Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (bomb exfoliant, but very gritty so only use once a week)
  • Sept 19–Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick (great formula, not drying, good color selection)
  • Sept 20–beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid (favorite brush cleanser ever)
  • Sept 21–Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (full coverage, hella popular becuase it’s THAT good)
  • Hot Buys–Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Ulta will do random specials during the sale so be sure you’re following me on Instagram (@thehannahhardy) where I’ll be posting any updates!

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August Favorites

August was a slow month for manicures (yesterday’s post) and favorites so I don’t have much to share. However, I REALLY love these few things and I’ve been using the crap out of them all month long.

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  • Secret Treasures PJs from Wal Mart
    • There are few things in life that bring me as much joy as pajamas, especially soft and cheap pjs. These from Wal Mart fit the bill. The set was around $12 and sadly I can’t find them online. All I know is the brand is Secret Treasures.
    • I got the short sleeve, v-neck shirt in a larger size and the ankle length pants in my usual size. I like to my pjs to be loose and flowy. The material is so lightweight and soft which is perfect for me because I’m hot natured AF.
    • Another good thing about this brand is you could mix and match. You get ankle length pants, long pants, shorts, bermuda shorts, a short sleeve top, a tank top, etc. Each piece was sold separately so you could mix and match. GENIUS.
  • Colour Pop Just A Tint Lip Tint in Chimichanga
    • I’ve been looking for a sheer red lip for what seems like ages. I love a bold, red lip, but sometimes I want the red look without having to worry about lip liner and reapplying.
    • These provides just enough color, is hydrating, and comfortable.
    • If you want a red lip, but aren’t ready to jump in with both feet, give this one a go!
  • CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer
    • I did a full review on this here so I won’t go into detail, but it’s good.
    • It’s full coverage, has a good shade range, and won’t break the bank.
  • elf Total Face Sponge
    • A few of the YouTubers I watch have been raving about this sponge so I picked it up to give it a try. I don’t know what it is that makes it so good or extra special, there are definitely comparable sponges at the drugstore already, but I haven’t stopped using this.
    • I usually do my foundation with a brush, but I’ve hardly touched my foundation brush this month. I’ve been using this for foundation, concealer, and powder.
    • If you want a cheaper alternative to the beautyblender, I highly recommend this one.

FavLipCombo

I can’t quit with this lip combo. I usually don’t even like nude lips, but since I discovered this combo, I can’t stop wearing it. I use the Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny, then Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick, and top it off with Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow. The lipstick and gloss are great on their own, but wearing them together is just pure perfection. The sunnies are Karen Walker Super Lunar sunnies in Crazy Tort & Gold if you care.

Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing

 

Claims
–Biotin infused formula
–No clumps or flakes
–Blowout lift, volume, and drama that lasts
–Super black pigment
–Specially designed wand with microspheres to catch all lashes to separate, lift, and volumize
–19x volume

Price
–$25
Ulta, itcosmetics.com, qvc.com, Sephora

Shade Range
–1 :: super black

Pros
–Packaging
–Cruelty free
–Ingredients :: biotin, to promote stronger, healthier hair
–Soft grip for easy application and control
–Paraben free
–Buildable, can be more natural or dramatic
–Length
–Brush shape
–Separation
–Volume
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Not too wet or too dry
–Held a curl
–No flaking
–No smudging

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option
–Get a lot of product on the wand, can get a little messy

Final Thoughts
This mascara was developed in collaboration with Drybar to bring the benefit of a salon blowout to your eye lashes. I love the formula and how easily it builds as well as the consistency. The packaging is so FREAKING cute and I think it’s a really innovative collaboration. I love the wand shape and the bristles. You do get a lot of product on wand, so be careful or you can make a mess. I got mine on QVC and got 2 for $30.

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Used with LOreal Mascara Primer

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Foundation Friday: Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear

Images are from Google and are not my own

Claims
–Hydrating
–Longwear
–Comfortable
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Natural finish
–Skin looks like skin

Price
–$35 for 1.08 oz
Sephora, fentybeauty.com

Shade Range
–50
–My shade: 110

Pros
–Packaging, pump!
–Shade range
–Cruelty free
–Little more than standard 1.0 oz
–Shade match for me
–Buildable coverage
–Finish isn’t overly dewy like some hydrating foundations can be

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability (Sephora exclusive)
–Dry and cling-y when set with powder
–Broke apart
–Didn’t last all day

Final Thoughts
The original foundation was way too matte so I was excited that they released a hydrating formula. I got a sample at Sephora to try so I could decide whether or not I wanted to buy the full size. I highly recommend everyone do that! The coverage is light to high medium and builds nicely. You are not going to get full coverage with this formula. You can still see some blemishes peeking through with 2 layers. I used it with my Catrice powder and it was not a good match. I know it’s the foundation though because that powder works with every other foundation just fine. I always set with a powder and the Catrice is my go to. I’m not sure how it will work/hold up if you don’t set it. I could try it with a different powder, but I have other, cheaper foundations that I prefer. It broke apart and wore off on my chin and forehead. This is a pass for me.

Primer: Physicians Formula Rose All Day Serum, elf Blur Stick, Urban Decay b6 Spray
Powder: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder
Tool: elf Total Face Sponge 
Setting Spray: Catrice Dewy Glow

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer

 

Claims
–Full coverage
–Lightweight
–Waterproof
–Transfer & smudge resistant
–Lasts up to 24 hours
–Smooth, seamless finish

Price
–$9.99 at Target
–$9.98 at Wal Mart
–$11.99 at Ulta
–$11.99 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–12
–My shade: 05 Ivory

Pros
–Unique applicator and packaging
–Full coverage
–Easy to blend
–Worked with other complexion products
–Minimal creasing
–Lightweight

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Shade range
–Don’t get a lot of product on the applicator, have to dip multiple times

Final Thoughts
I love the other complexion products from the Super Stay line so I was really excited to try this out. The lightest shade matches me perfectly; however, I prefer a lighter shade to brighten up my under eye area. To achieve that brightness, I will have to add in some white concealer or another lighter shade. Not a big deal to me, but worth mentioning. It is a great shade to use to spot conceal with though. The packaging is unique, but I don’t care for it. So many other drugstore concealers have been going for packaging similar to Tarte Shape Tape so props to Maybelline for trying something different. I don’t like that you don’t get much product on the wand and you have to dip multiple times. I have fine lines under my eyes so I’m going to get some settling and some creasing with any concealer I use, this one didn’t accentuate those and wasn’t any worse so calling it a win. I’m rating this was as MEH because I don’t like it alone for it’s intended use. It’s not bad by any means, but it didn’t knock my socks off either.

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Mascara Monday: Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out

Claims
–Long-wearing
–Lengthening
–12-hour length, lift, and volume without heaviness or clumping
–No clumping, smudging, or flaking

Price
–$12 mini
–$19-21 full size
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, smashbox.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–No parabéns, phthalates, oil, silicone, or fragrance
–So much length & separation
–Mini option available for testing and travel
–Full size is affordable for high end

Cons
–Not much volume

Final Thoughts
I LOVE this. I wanted more volume so I added some Lancome Monsieur Big and this combo is perfection. This is another one that pairs perfectly with.a more volumizing mascara.

Used with Essence Lash Primer

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