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August 10, 2017

My Latest Ulta Haul

I'm a Sephora girl through and through, but I do love that I can pick up a wide variety of products at Ulta. Ours recently got a facelift that makes browsing a lot brighter, easier and more fun for me too.
ulta haul
I love the deals and buy one get one offers that Ulta seems to have more than Sephora too. It's dangerous for a beauty lover like me, so today I thought I would share some of my (too many) recent purchases.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel- a last minute waiting in line impulse buy that I'm really enjoying. I started with a small size to try it out and it is awesome. I'm not used to a non-foaming cleanser so at first I wondered if my face was truly getting clean, but the smell and results are wonderful.
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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water: Mattifying- I've only used this a few times since purchasing since I am finishing up the other bottle I have. I'm interested to see how the mattifying version compares to the others I have tried. Has anyone used this? I'll keep you posted on what I think!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick-A few weeks ago these were on sale for $13 so I picked up Bella and Perla. I LOVE how easily these glide on and the color really does last (almost) all day. Bella is the perfect bright pink and Perla is an awesome neutral pink...I've been wearing that almost every day.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream-I've purchased this before, and went only a few days without it when I stocked up again. I have some scarring from acne years ago and this is amazing under foundation. When my skin is really acting great I'm able to wear it alone without foundation. It's so lightweight, and you don't even feel like you have anything on. This is a MUST if you have any sort of redness or troubled skin.
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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge- I saw this mentioned on Cara's blog recently and had to pick one up....I'm sad I didn't sooner! I love the angled edge and the price tag too. I've had Beauty Blenders before, and am much more impressed with this sponge. The rounded side is for blending, the tip is good for blemishes, and the flat edges are to be used for contouring around the eyes and nose. Thanks Cara for the great recommendation!

Lash Princess Volume Mascara- After trying the False Lash Effect one, I scooped up another and the volume mascara during a BOGO deal. I love how inexpensive this mascara is, and I use it after my primer and before a layer of another brand...lately that's been Tarte Maneater. I still love the False Lash Effect mascara better, but they are both nice products.
best mascara buys
NYX Butter Gloss- I LOVE this stuff, but wanted to try a few new colors so another BOGO purchase happened, oops. I am currently loving Strawberry Parfait and Sugar Cookie- both fun Summer colors. My all time favorite is Angel Food Cake...I feel like it's a color that looks good with everything and on every skin tone.
best budget beauty buys
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion- I left this in the medicine cabinet at our old house and quickly remembered once a little pesky breakout popped up. I love this stuff and how small of an amount you need to really take care of business...it lasts forever!
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ulta buys


If you're looking for more great deals you can check out my post with The Best Sephora Buys Under $20
What's one thing you've picked up and LOVED lately?! Let me know, I love trying new things!



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