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ULTA Haul: Featuring Urban Decay and Other Stuff

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ULTA is currently having their 21 days of Beauty Steals. I went to ULTA the day the Urban Decay Travel-Size Trio was being offered for $12. I wasn’t thinking about this set until I went to pay for the false eyelashes. I was given a sample of the Naked Urban Decay Lipgloss because I purchased the Travel-Size Trio. The sales associate told me if I spend a total of $20 I get a free gift. The gift being offered was the It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In. That’s why I bought the Eucerin lotion.

ImageI couldn’t pass up these lashes marked down to $3.99 each.

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Image24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar

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ImageNaked Urban Decay Lipgloss in Naked

ImageEucerin and It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In conditioner

 

ULTA Haul: Featuring NYX Cosmetics

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I recently visited my favorite ULTA store located at the Waterfront in Homestead, PA (outside of Pittsburgh). I had an ULTA reward I wanted to use. I didn’t see anything I liked under the level three rewards. The General Manager of the store (his name is Mark) said I could pick three rewards under the level one. Mark knows I’m a regular customer at that ULTA. I went to pick out three of the NYX Butter Lip Balm only to find the display was sold out. Mark let me get three of the NYX Butter Glosses instead (can you say three for free).

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Image(L-R) Devil’s Food Cake, Red Velvet, Raspberry Tart

Image(L-R) Devil’s Food Cake, Red Velvet, Raspberry Tart

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I also decided to try the NYX Dark Circle Concealer. I read some great reviews about this concealer. I wanted to see what the hype was about.

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ImageDark Circle Concealer in Deep

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This concealer blends so nicely and really does cover up the dark circles. Great product for only $5.99

I Am Really Liking Zoya Nail Polish

The February 2014 ispy Bag is the third time I received a Zoya nail polish. I knew about Zoya nail polish from my numerous trips to ULTA. I would usually gravitate towards China Glaze or OPI. Zoya is now on my radar.

I was watching TV in my room and decided to break out the nail dotting tools.  This is what I did.

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Image(L-R) Julie, Odette, Neve

Julie – May 2013 ipsy Bag

Odette – February 2014 ipsy Bag

Neve – October 2013 ipsy Bag

ULTA Haul: Featuring Stila

I’m always looking for deals after the Holidays. There are times I will wait to make a purchase when I know that item will be marked down. I had a $25.00 gift card I wanted to use.

I originally swatched the Color Outside the Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner set just before Christmas. I really liked the staying power if the eyeliners but I didn’t want to pay $34.00. I called my favorite ULTA store after Christmas to see if there were any of the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner sets in stock. I had them hold a set for me and a Kitten Must-Haves Makeup Collection as well.

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(Top to Bottom) Emerald, Navy, Aubergine, Lion Fish, Stingray

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Image(L-R) Kitten Eyeshadow, Kitten All Over Shimmer Duo, Kitten Silk Shimmer Luxe Gloss, Kitten Lip Glaze

ImageWearing Kitten Eyeshadow, Kitten All Over Shimmer Duo, Stingray and Lionfish Smudge Stick, Kitten Lip Glaze

The Smudge Stick Eyeliner Set and the Kitten Must-Haves were marked down to $15.00 each. 🙂

ULTA Haul: Featuring NYX Cosmetics

This was actually my first time ordering from ULTA online. I took advantage of the free shipping that was being offered on orders $25.00 and up. NYX Cosmetics was 40% off online and in stores when I placed this order.

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Roll On Eye Shimmer (L-R) Salmon and Nude

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Image(L-R) Salmon, Nude

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NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow (L-R) Walnut, Mink, and Oro

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Image(L-R) Walnut, Mink, Oro

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Glam Shadow Stick in Yellow Diamond

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Gel Eyeliner & Smudger (L-R) Scarlette-Dark Brown, Charlotte-Brown

Image(L-R) Scarlette, Charlotte

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Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige

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ULTA Haul: Featuring Maybelline

When I learned Maybelline was coming out with the Color Tattoo Pure Pigments, I was very intrigued. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a few of them. I was already very pleased with the Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow.

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Maybelline also released more Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm.

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Image(L-R) Pink Rebel, Buff & Tuff, Brash Blue

ImageBaby Lips Electro Moisturizing Lip Balm in Berry Bomb

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Me wearing Baby Lips in Berry Bomb

 

ULTA Haul: Featuring NYX and China Glaze

It’s been a while since I last visited ULTA. One thing for certain I knew I couldn’t walk out of there without buying nail polish. 😉

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I’ve read great things about the NYX Butter Gloss and Wonder Pencil.

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Wonder Pencil in Dark. Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie and Tiramisu

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The Butter Gloss is very pigmented and leaves my lips feeling soft and moisturized. I like the Wonder Pencil because it’s an alternative to using white on my waterline.

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Wonder Pencil in Dark on waterline and Tiramisu on lips

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Wonder Pencil in Dark on waterline and Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie on lips.

I couldn’t resist buying two more China Glaze nail polishes. These colors are perfect for summer.

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(L-R) Happy Go Lucky, Pool Party

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(L-R) Pool Party, Happy Go Lucky

ULTA Haul: Featuring China Glaze

I had to go to ULTA for something, but I can’t seem to remember what for.  The ULTA store I visited changed the way they displayed their nail polishes. Needless to say I was a little distracted.  Here are the polishes I purchased from China Glaze. 🙂

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Image(From L-R) Sweet Hook, Spontaneous, Creative Fantasy

Image(From L-R) Secret Peri-Wink-Le, Turned Up Turquoise

A Closer Look: Naked Basics Palette from Urban Decay

When Urban Decay first released the Naked Basics Palette, I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy it. I already have the original Naked Palette and Naked 2 Palette. I didn’t see the point in purchasing the Naked Basics Palette. I did think about this palette having more matte colors though. My opinion changed once I visited my local ULTA and swatched the colors. Great color payoff and the shadows blend so nicely. The compact case with mirror is an extra bonus.

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ImageVenus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint, Crave

Whether you have the original Naked Palette or the Naked 2 Palette, the Naked Basics is a great addition. The matte eyeshadows work great with both palettes. The Naked Basics Palette retails for $27 and can be purchased at ULTA, Sephora, and the Urban Decay website

A Closer Look: Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup from Urban Decay

When Urban Decay first released the Naked Skin foundation, I was glad they included shades for women of color. My local ULTA store didn’t have the darker shades initially. I didn’t want to buy the foundation online either without finding my match. I tried the Naked Skin Foundation once the darker shades came in at ULTA. I was truly amazed at how the foundation blended into my skin. I could tell my complexion was even and the makeup looked really natural on me. More often than not I skip wearing concealer since the coverage of Naked Skin is buildable. To be honest I almost didn’t buy the Naked Skin Foundation because of the price but I am so glad I did.

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My shade is 12.0

Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup retails for $38.00 at ULTA, Sephora and the Urban Decay website.