Ulta Haul

Spring Ulta Haul | 2018

I gave up buying makeup for lent, so when I was finally allowed in Ulta again, I felt like a kid in a candy store, unsupervised. But really I’m happy to have gone so many days without buying makeup, knowing that I can do that again, and not go overboard buying things I really don’t need.

I’m excited to share the products I’ve bought because I know some of them are amazing, and some I’m excited to try out. As always, if I end up loving any of these, you guys will know in my April Favorites post coming at the end of the month!

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion & Facial Spray

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Both of these products are the holy-grail from this skin care line and I think if you’ve never tried this brand, these two products should be the first ones to try out. The drying lotion is for any big pimples that may pop up. You would usually wear it at night as it leaves a pink mark on your skin. It really reduces the pimple a lot faster than it would’ve otherwise. The facial spray is one that I tried a few months ago and quickly fell in love. I had to restock because I went through it so fast! It is made with aloe, herbs and rosewater which to me smell amazing and so refreshing. This is to hydrate and refresh. It’s great for people who travel often as traveling can leave your skin dehydrated. I love this little set I got because you can also bring it to the airport with no problem.

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

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A few months ago, I tried St. Tropez for the first time and quickly fell in love. I tried the same product as this one, but the lotion version. I love how naturally tan it makes you look without any streaks and it’s super easy to use! I have the glove, which is the game-changer and highly recommend you use it with the glove. So many people asked me if I went on vacation after using it because my tan looked so natural. I wanted to try the mousse version as well and since this is travel size, I thought it’d be great to bring to the gym. I know many people choose the mousse version vs lotion, but I had no problem with the lotion and plus you get more product out of it!

Essence essence I Love Extreme Volume MascaraMascara & essence Superlast Eyeliner Matte BlackEyeliner

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A couple of months ago, I purchased an essence mascara for the first time and I was super excited about how much I loved it because they are as affordable as drug store can get! I know the mascara will be great, but we’ll see how the eye liner will work. It was buy one get 50% off, so I decided to get this as well. I needed a new liquid eyeliner and if this beats the Stila one I use, then I rather save my money!

L’Oréal Colour Riche Shine in Sparkling Rose 908

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I am sooo excited for this one! I’ve already tried it and I’m in love! This is fairly new, a few weeks to be exact, and I was so excited to get my hands on these because the packaging really got to me, but also I was excited that it is something you can wear everyday. This color especially is a wearable color as it is a neutral pinkish/peach color. It feels hydrating and it gives you such a nice color to your face. These lipsticks feel you can wear any shade you want everyday without it looking harsh or too intense!

It Cosmetics Conceal and All-Over Foundation Brush

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I’ve been seeing this all over YouTube and thought it was a great brush! It’s two in one, which I think would be great for travelling. One side is for foundation and the other is for concealer. This is great for me because I know I will be getting a good use out of it bringing it to the gym. This brand has some of the most amazing brushes, so I know I won’t be disappointed.

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

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I’ve heard so many great things about this and know that this is a great brand. I recently colored my hair and need protection for my hair, especially since I wash my hair at the gym and need to blow dry it. This product promises to de-frizz, detangle, soften, silken and protects against heat/UV damage.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

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This is a ride-or-die product to so many people and I thought it was time for me to find out why. I bought a travel size just to try out, and if it’s as magical as everyone says it is then I will definitely repurchase and let you guys know. This product promises to significantly reduce major signs of visible aging. I noticed in the ingredients list that there are some peptide ingredients, which is a good sign as peptides are great for anti-aging.

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleaning Cloths

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Who else hates cleaning their makeup brushes? It is one of my least favorite things to do. I have never tried this, but thought it was a great idea. You can quickly clean your brushes right after you use it. It’s the same thing as a makeup remover cloth but for your brushes. I will keep you guys updated to let you know if actually works in my April favorites.

We have come to an end with my haul! I’m excited to try all of these products, which are mostly all new to me. And as always, anything I love will be fully reviewed at the end of the month!

All the best,

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Ulta Haul and Review

Huge ULTA Haul & Review | Winter 2017

Christmas came early for me this year! I had the 20% coupon at Ulta, and of course I had to use it…..

This haul consists of a lot of ‘cult favorites’ and stuff that I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time.

I’m so excited to share it with you guys as I’ve been trying these products for a few days now and have been loving all of it!

I figured I would share this before Christmas as all my makeup junkies may be (hopefully) getting gift cards to Ulta or Sephora and you can have an idea of what to buy!

I bought everything online and was eagerly waiting for my package to share with you guys. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a package. It’s nice that it came a week early as a Christmas present to myself! Sometimes you gotta treat yo’ self because if you can’t value you then who will!?!

I think the key is to do what makes you the happiest and to enjoy it without any guilt. For me, that is makeup. I get so joyful thinking and talking about makeup, that I know it’s something I should do without any guilt.

Anyways, let’s get to the important part…..

Here is what I got at Ulta:

Dose of Colors –

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Truffle & Liquid Matte Lipstick in Stone

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So, apparently these two shades are a cult classic and are shades that most beauty gurus have. Before this purchase, I never tried anything from Dose of Colors and I am quite shocked at how amazing they are from what I know of these two products.

The stone shade is more of a mauve tone and it is absolutely beautiful. The Truffle shade is a little more on the brown side of things and is a great nude shade. It’s a bit darker than your typical nude.

These two shades are super wearable and an everyday stable. What I was so shocked about with these lipsticks is that usually matte lipsticks are very drying and can also look dry on your lips.  Those types of matte lipsticks can be quite uncomfortable to wear, but these ones felt so moisturizing and yet still looked matte. Honestly, I was shocked…. it doesn’t even feel like you are wearing lipstick – it’s crazy!

I am officially a Dose of Colors fan. I can’t wait to try their other products. 🙂

Too Faced –

Chocolate Gold Palette

There has been such a rave around this new palette that I had to try it myself. Not particularly because there was so much rave around it, but really it looks beautiful and caught my eye. I had a good feeling that I would really like it. I was not wrong. This is so pigmented and so festive, especially around this time of year. I do love Too Faced eye shadow palette’s so I wasn’t too surprised of how great this one is. I love that this palette comes with transition shade colors, so you can really do a complete look using only this palette which is great! Apparently, the gold is real and yes, it does smell like chocolate as always. Too Faced has a 20% off your first purchase when you sign up, so if you’re looking to purchase their products, I would suggest you do that. I’m all for saving any type of money whenever I can.

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Benefit –

Hoola Bronzer & GALifornia Blush

From Benefit, I got my ride-or-die bronze – Hoola. I’m sure many of you love this one as well. I love using their contour stick and then setting that with the Hoola powder. It really looks so beautiful and ‘natural’ or as natural as makeup can look! Those two products are really products I don’t think I can live without.

Something new for me is Benefits blush. I was intrigued after I saw someone on YouTube using it. It’s the GALifornia Blush. It smells so nice and looks so beautiful – both on and in the package. It’s shimmery and has a sun kissed glow type of feel to it. It’s honestly so beautiful and is subtle. I really don’t like overpowering blushes and this one is not one of those. I was a little hesitant because looking at it you’d think it’d be too pigmented, but it really is not. This in some way reminds me of the Nars Orgasm blush. I love that one as well as it is also super wearable.

Maybelline –

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As many of you may already know from this post, that I am obsessed with Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte inks. The formula is wonderful, especially for a drug store brand. So, I had to try different shades to see how if they perform the same. I got the shades 75- Fighter and 10-Dreamer. I haven’t tried them yet, but I have high hopes for both of the shades. I am loving the brown fighter shade it seems like such a great winter shade. Dreamer is more of a pink shade and I think it will look so cute as a date night look or for Valentine’s day!

Real Techniques –

Ulta was having a deal where you could buy one get the second 50% off some brands, and Real Techniques was one of them. So was Maybelline, which is why I bought those two shades above. Real Technique has some of the best brushes for an affordable brand. They really are the winners for me in this department.

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I bought the Diamond shaped sponge and the blush brush. And I may say I did such a good job choosing these two products because I am obsessed with both products. In particular, I AM ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with the diamond sponge. I honestly bought it because I thought it was cute and packaging really wins me over for makeup, but it exceeded my expectations. Honestly, I may like this more than the original Beauty Blender. Really, I do. It’s crazy, I know.  The bottom of the Diamond is flat and great for applying your makeup and the tip of it isn’t as sturdy as I’d like, but it still works. If you don’t like that you could also just squeeze it and use the other edges, which is what I’ve been doing. I love this so much.

Tarte –

Empowered hybrid gel foundation in light sand

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I was done with my cart and didn’t want to purchase anything else…. but then I saw that Tarte was having a sale for one of their foundations, so I had to try it out. I believe I paid only $10 for it. They were also having the sale for the brush that goes with this foundation, but it was sold out. Such a bummer! I didn’t have high hopes for this foundation and wasn’t going to be too disappointed if it didn’t work out as it didn’t break the bank for me. But it ended up being perfect for me. It is not full coverage but leaves your skin looking so flawless and is perfect for those days that you want to do a natural look or want to wear it in a professional setting. I will for sure wear this in the office. I love it so much and love the packaging as it makes things so much easier.

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The second product I got from Tarte is no new news at this point and that is the Shape Tape concealer. This one is my second tube, and I was out of it, so I had to restock on it.

Ofra-

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I’ve been so intrigued to try Nikki Tutorial’s collab with Ofra as Nikki is the queen of highlights. I knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed, so I purchased it. And yes, as highly expected, it did not disappoint. It is really #goals for highlighting your face. I got the shade “Glazed Donut” as I do not have a highlighter in this shade. I love it so far and can’t wait to play around with it.

Wet N’ Wild-

319B Highlighting Powder

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Wet N’ Wild has been killing it with every product that they’ve come out with this year and I figured I’d try their highlighter as well. This was only $4.99 which is crazy so I’m hoping to like it. I haven’t tried it, but it looks beautiful. I love their blush and have talked about it in this post, so I think this won’t disappoint. The packaging is gorgeous on this. It has a flower embedded on the product which is so beautiful to me.

Physicians Formula-

Butter Bronzer

Okay, I think many of you have heard of this product already, but I have never tried it. I’ve heard so many beauty gurus rave about it, so I had to try it for myself. And I have not been disappointed. I really love this one as well. It is buttery as the name suggests and it smells like a vacation. No, seriously it does. It has a coconut fragrant to it. It’s not too overpowering, either. So far, so good with this.

Elf –

Sculpt & Shine Brush Set

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Lastly, I bought this package of brushed from Elf. This might be my first product from Elf and it did not disappoint. This is the contour kit. I really needed something like this as I usually use a beauty blender for my contouring needs and now when I don’t want to use a beauty sponge for my look, I can just use this kit. This was only $10, and it is amazing. The first brush is for baking around the cheek area to fix your contour or bronzer so that it’s sharper. The second brush is for setting your concealer under your eyes. The third brush is great for nose contouring or getting smaller areas. Looks like this is only $7 on Amazon, which is even better!


That is all for my Ulta haul this time around. I was not disappointed with any of the products I tried and I guess that’s mainly because I did my homework before buying all of these products. I would highly suggest that you guys do the same before buying anything. If I’ve said something works great on me, go and research that product more, maybe on YouTube or other beauty bloggers to get the best idea of that product!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

xoxo,

Ozzy

“You cannot heal in the same environment that you got sick.” – Unknown

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