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.


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




  • 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!


Sunday Storytime

I got a new tattoo!

This is a fresh photo and it isn’t all healed yet so if it looks all red and cray, that’s why.

You can read the story behind my first tattoo here.

First, let’s get what “boHia” means out of the way. It stands for, “because of Him i am.” I came across this little acronym after reading my daily devotion Wednesday night. The author of that particular devotion, Michele Dudley, is the founder of Fashion & Compassion. I clicked the link to find out more about this brand and the first thing I saw on the site was their boHia collection.

I clicked to learn more about this collection and when I saw what it stood for, it just hit me in the heart. << because of Him i am >> The power behinds these words just washed over me. I started thinking about all the people that make me, me. Obviously my parents, made me, but other people who have impacted my life.

I think I’ve alluded to issues with anxiety and my past issues with depression on here, but I don’t think I’ve ever gone into detail. All of that is included in the post on my first tattoo, so instead of recapping all of that, I’m going to recommend you read the other post if you care to.

Short version–In 2014, I hit a really low point and seriously considered ending my life. I spent all day at work thinking about it, but the moment I got home, I took one look and Windsor’s face and changed my mind. The paw print is obviously for him. He’s not just a dog. He saved my life and more importantly saved me from myself. I looked at him and knew that he depended on me and relied on me to take care of him and that, along with other things, gave me a reason to live. Without a doubt, that was my lowest point and one of the worst days of my life. I promised myself I would never let myself get back to that place and I have kept my word.

Once I moved past that awful day, I picked up my Bible and really started digging deep into God’s word. Prior to this, I knew Jesus and had been saved, but it had been a while since I had read the Bible and studied it consistently. I knew I was broken and I knew who could put me back together. I turned it all over to Him, the load was too much for me, but He would gladly carry it for me.

The pink ribbon is for my grandma and my babysitter who were taken too soon thanks to breast cancer. My babysitter was like my second mom and was such an important person in my life. The memories I made growing up at her house and the time we spent together is something I will never take for granted. Even after I quit staying at her house, we still did things together like going to dinner or taking day trips to deliver flowers often. She passed away my junior year of high school and I still miss her so much.

My grandma, my dad’s mom, lost her battle with breast cancer my freshman year of college. I definitely get my tell-it-like-it-is and spunk from her. She raised 3 boys and was tough as nails. Cancer was no match for her. She lived far longer than her doctors said she would because she wasn’t the type to sit around and let things happen to her. She wasn’t ready to go, so she fought and held on. She had a tendency to say exactly what she thought with no filter, which was not always a good thing, but you never wondered where her mind was. The same can be said for me. I open my mouth and Louise flies right out. She took no shit, loved hard, and fought the good fight. I strive to be like her every day, just a little more filtered version 😉

When I got my first tattoo, I contemplated a pink ribbon, but didn’t end up getting it so it was a must this time. The first one didn’t hurt too bad, but this one did. I am full aware that tattoos are forever and that’s why I love mine even more. I got my first tattoo in 2015 and I haven’t regretted it a single day. When I’m feeling overwhelmed or in a funk, I can look at my wrist, recite that verse, and feel an instant peace. I’ve only had my new one for 4 days, but I know it will be the same way. I told my friend it’s an ode to the people who saved me.

Tattoos aren’t for everyone and I honestly never thought I would get another one, but I saw “boHia” and it just hit me and I went and got it the next day. They mean a lot to me and are symbolic to my journey. I’ve kept my word to myself and never allowed myself to go back to that dark place of 2014. I’ve had to keep some people at an arms length, leave jobs, and work hard to keep that promise, but it’s all been worth it. My mental health is a priority. I have to work and make a decision to do and be better every single day.

I used to be so ashamed and embarrassed for people to know that I had/have anxiety and depression, but I’m not anymore. It’s not something I’m proud of and will paint on a billboard, but it’s a part of me. The stigma surrounding mental illness is what kept me from getting help for years. I still take medication, but I hope that’s not a forever thing, but if it is, that’s ok too. I’ve never done therapy, but thanks to medication and Jesus, I’m doing just fine.

I am very thankful that I have more good days than bad and I can’t even remember the last time I was in a funk or a had a few bad days. I’ve come a long way and I’m proud of myself and the progress I’ve made.

Being enough is an area where I’ve always struggled and I still have my doubts on occasion, but I’ve made huge strides. I’m not going to be the smartest, prettiest, skinniest, most talented, richest, ___-est, whatever, but I’m always going to be the ONLY and the BEST me. When I start to doubt myself, I think how Jesus died for me before He even knew me. Like, what?! That’s a mind blowing amount of love right there and I know He made me for a reason and that in His eyes, I am ALWAYS enough and that is more than enough to keep me going,

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety and depression, please talk to someone or help them find someone to talk to. My solution was turning to Jesus and medication, but there’s not a one size fits all treatment for mental illness. Please know I am ALWAYS available to talk. I hate that other people have to go through what I did, but it has been such a help to talk to people who have been where I have and could really understand what I’m feeling. You can reach out to me via email (( thehannahhardy@gmail.com )) or on Instagram << @thehannahhardy >> Know you are not alone, that you are loved, you are wanted, you have a purpose and you are so much more than enough.

because of Him I am…I am still alive. I am saved. I am enough. I am me.

Please forgive me if this post is full of run-on sentences and grammatical errors. I’m usually a stickler for correct grammar, but this was more of a brain dump than anything. I would go back and read it and make corrections, but it’s late and I’m tired. TYSM for understanding.