ULTA Purchase: Featuring NYX Cosmetics and ULTA Beauty

ULTA had a sale on their Automatic Eye Liners for one dollar each. You don’t have to tell me twice to take advantage of this deal.

ULTA Purchase

Here are the eyeliners I purchased:

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  • Black Plum – deep purple matte
  • Cobalt – navy blue matte
  • Teal Blue – teal blue metallic shimmer
  • Capri – blue with metallic shimmer and silver glitter

ULTA Eyeliner Swatch  (top to bottom) Capri, Teal Blue, Cobalt, Black Plum

The Teal Blue, Capri, and Cobalt looked similar when I swatched them on my hand. It could be the lighting though.

NYX Eyebrow Gel

I also purchased the NYX Eyebrow Gel in Espresso.

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NYX Eyebrow Gel Swatch

This gel is really pigmented. A little goes a long way. The price of the NYX Eyebrow Gel is $6.99

I also had a $3.50 ULTA coupon to use and $3.00 worth of rewards points. The total price of this purchase came to $4.80 (price including the 7% sales tax).

Warm Weather Beauty Must Haves (so far)

I started off using these products during the Spring and continued into the early part of Summer. It was easy for me to reach for items especially when I was pressed for time.

Warm Weather Must Haves

  • Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist
  • Flat Bronzer Brush – Crown Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush and Spoolie – Crown Brush
  • Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil – Pearl
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze – Plums Up
  • NYX Gel Liner and Smudger – Brown
  • MAC Lipstick – Heaux
  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • Maybelline Color Sensational the Buffs Lipstick – Untainted Spice

Warm Weather Lipstick  I liked Heaux lipstick because it was a great way to brighten up my look especially when I didn’t wear a lot of makeup. Untainted Spice is easily a nice everyday lip color.

Warm Weather Face  The Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry powder was my go to foundation for when I was rushing in the morning. Depending on the type of coverage I applied dry for more sheer coverage. I applied wet for more coverage spraying the brush with the Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist. I also used the wet/dry makeup as a setting powder whenever I wore liquid foundation. The Flat Bronzer brush made it easy for me to apply the makeup.

Warm Weather Cheeks  The Maybelline Master Glaze blush gave me a nice natural glow. Color really looks great on darker skin tones.

Warm Weather Eyes  Benefit they’re real! Mascara gave me nice long full lashes without needing to wear false eyelashes. I used the Elizabeth Mott shadow pencil in Pearl on my water line to brighten up my eyes. The two of these made a nice combo.

Warm Weather Brows  The NYX Gel eyeliner was an affordable alternative to filling in my eyebrows. The color lasted all day too. I used the angled eyeliner/spoolie brush to fill in my eyebrows.

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #6

Here is my sixth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 6


Pink Look 6 Eyeshadow  BH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

Pink Look 6 Eye makeup  Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – Rust
  • NYX Cosmetics Auto Eyebrow Pencil – Dark Brown
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Stingray
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara

Pink Look 6 Face Makeup  Face

  • Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup – Spicy Brown
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Café
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 5

Pink Look 6 Lips and Cheeks  Lips and Cheeks

  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick – Get Ready
  • NARS Blush – Outlaw

Pink Look 6 Again

July ipsy Bag

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The contents of my July ipsy Bag are:

  • bareMinerals 5 in 1 Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – Divine Wine
  • Pur Minerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara
  • Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08
  • Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass – Cherry
  • Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #5

Here is my fifth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 5

Pink Makeup for Look 5  Lips & Cheeks

  • MAC Lipglass – Girl About Town
  • Be a Bombshell Blush – Beach Please


Eye Shadow for Pink Look 5  Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette

Eye Makeup for Pink Look5

  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero
  • Sephora Retractable Waterproof Brow Pencil – Midnight Brown
  • NYX Cosmetics Eye Liner – Silky Cashmere

Face Makeup for Pink Look5  Face

  • Cover Girl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – Spicy Brown
  • Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl Luminizer for Face
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5

Pink Look 5 Again

Nail Design Combo Set from Amazon.com

Both of my daughters get their nail done professionally. One day I saw my youngest putting more rhinestones on her nails. She didn’t want to pay extra for having the rhinestones applied at the nail salon (smart thinking).

She and I were on amazon.com looking for more rhinestones.

Nail Combo Set

We both liked this combo set.

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This set was only $6.92 and the shipping was free! :)


July Birchbox

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The contents of my July Birchbox are:

  • Cynthia Rowley Beauty Silver Eyeliner
  • Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
  • Supergoop! ® Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream
  • 100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel
  • NAOBAY Body Radiance Lotion

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July Birchbox Swatch  Cynthia Rowley Beauty Silver Eyeliner



On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #4

Here is my fourth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look4 Again


MAC Impassioned Lipstick  MAC Lipstick – Impassioned


Inked in Pink for Pink Look4  Maybelline Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® Metal (lid) – Inked in Pink

Naked Basics Palette Pink Look4  Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette colors used – Faint (crease), Crave (outer v), Naked2 (blending color), Venue (brow bone highlight)

Eye Makeup for Pink Look4

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • Milani Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear Eyeshadow (water line) – Champagne Toast
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) – Demolition


Cheek Color for Pink Look4

  • MAC Powder Blush – Loverush
  • NYX Mosaic Powder – Paradise


Face Makeup for Pink Look4

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep

Pink Look4


Christmas in July Sale from Nature’s Shea Butter

This is what happens when you introduce your daughters to the benefits of using shea butter. I had to order more. Lucky for me Nature’s Shea Butter had a Christmas in July Sale. This sale didn’t last long so I had to place an order rather quickly. I got 40% off this purchase when I used the coupon code that was provided.

Here is my order.

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Vanilla Ylang Ylang Shea Butter  The Vanilla Ylang Ylang Shea Butter is a favorite in my household. I ordered four just to keep the peace. LOL!

Coconut Mango Shea Butter  I ordered four of the Coconut Mango Shea Butters. I didn’t get a chance to try this when I first ordered this scent. My oldest daughter ended up using this shea butter. I should be able to try the Coconut Mango Shea Butter now.

Lavender Vanilla Shea Butter  I ordered two of the Lavender Vanilla Shea Butters since this is my third favorite scent.

Lavender Oatmeal Soap  I received a sample of the Handmade Lavender Oatmeal Bar Soap when I last placed an order for Mother’s Day. I loved this sample and ordered a full size of this soap.

The nice thing about Nature’s Shea Butter is that you get samples with each order.

Soap Sample for Nature's Shea Butter  Nature’s Shea Butter Cherry Almond, Eucalyptus Hemp & Tea Tree Soap

Be a Bombshell Purchase from ipsy

Every Tuesday at 12:00pm (EST) ipsy has a different beauty deal. The Tuesday deals don’t last long. I came across the Be a Bombshell Summer Lovin Set for only $20.00. Knowing this deal could sell out I purchased this set without hesitation. Being an ipsy subscriber was my first exposure to the Be a Bombshell brand. I have really liked the products I’ve been receiving from Be a Bombshell in my ipsy bag.

The Be a Bombshell Summer Lovin Set included:

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Bombshell Eyeshadow Package

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Bombshell Eyeshadows(L-R) Southern Sass, Rock Bottom, Toasted

Bombshell Eyeshadow swatch(L-R) Southern Sass, Rock Bottom, Toasted

Bombshell Blush

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Bombshell Blush SwatchTanorexic

Bombshell Lipgloss

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I am still amazed all of this was only $20.00! :)