Little Ulta Haul

  

Ulta is having a buy on get one half off for a lot their drugstore brands (including NYX) so I knew I had to jump at this opportunity! I picked up some oldies but goodies and some new products that I’ve been really wanting to try!

1. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush this is a new product that I’ve never tried but I’ve had my eye on it! I currently have the blush brush from RT and I love it so much! I honestly probably didn’t need this brush, but hey, who wouldn’t love another in their collection…AM I RIGHT!?

2. Essence All About Matt! Powder ever since I posted my Essence Lip Liner look for spring, which can be read here, I have been so excited to try more products because there were quite a few fellow bloggers responses about the brand were positive! You all know I’m oily, so I thought I would give this a shot and review it later!

3. Smashbox Photo Finish Light this is not a new product for me. I’ve purchased this probably three times now. Every time I try to use a new primer I always come back to this one. I can do a full review later, but nothing else has helped keep my oil at bay as well as this one. Thank you, Smashbox!

4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer for those of you have been following me for at least a few weeks, it’s no surprise that this was a repurchase. I posted all about my top four concealers and this one is an oldie but goodie and definitely made the cut! If you’d like a more in depth review about this concealer, you can read that right here.

   

5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams I purchased these in the shades Copenhagen and Prague. I know Copenhagen isn’t that “springy” of a color, but this baby is always sold out and I’ve never seen it in stock at my store! I’m thinking ahead for this fall, plus I will be honest I eat, sleep, and breathe for a deep vampy lip! 🙂 These are also completely new items that I’ve never tried! I’m very excited because I’m obsessed with the NYX Buttergloss collection already. 

6. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless this foundation it’s pretty spectacular and I have a full review on it plus the powder that you can read here. With the buy one get one I was able to get this at a fraction of the price and I know I’ll be running out of my other one soon since I’ve been reaching for this 3-4 days per week.

7. Maybelline The Rocket Mascara is a product that I’ve never tried but always wanted to! I’ve had a few bloggers suggest trying this one out because it’s their holy grail! Buy one get one, I figured why the heck not!? Plus my L’oreal mascara was running low and I needed a change.

Have you tried any of the products list above – if so, what are your thoughts? Hopefully you got to take full advantage of the buy one get one sale at Ulta! Have a fabulous rest of your Sunday 🙂

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XOXO, Bee

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MAC Studio Sculpt Superblack Lash

I NEVER purchase high end mascaras, ever. I think it’s a waste of money and there are SO many amazing drugstore mascaras out there that do just as good of a job – or in this case, better. This was given to me brand new because my husband’s coworker knows I LOVE makeup. I was so excited, because I never tried a MAC mascara before. I can’t even begin to explain how big of a disappointment this was.

Please, just LOOK at the wand!? WHAT IS THAT. It has two rows of teeny tiny little rubber bristles that do absolutely nothing. Now, my husband is far from a beauty guru but he opened it up and his face was in awe and said “Is it supposed to be like that? I don’t get how it works if there is nothing on there!” Lol, hubby had it right! I put this on my lashes and I did three layers of it and it didn’t do anything for me. I immediately grabbed for my L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara that I’m obsessed with, you can see a review of here.

The only good thing I can say about this product is the packaging. I’m a sucker for sleek matte black packaging. Aside from that, the smell of this mascara is terrible as well. It’s reminiscent of the Maybelline Colossal in the yellow tube that gives me a headache and stings my eyes.

MAC’s website description of this product is, “This unique wand has two rows of bristles to separate, define, curl, and lengthen lashes. Now in carbon black.” It retails for $17 and for some strange reason 5 people rated this product a 5/5 stars, gasp. This product doesn’t do any of its claims other than maybe separate. I guess that would be one use for it is to separate your lashes after you use your normal mascaras.

Sorry to the MAC lovers, but this just didn’t do it for me. Have you tried and loved this mascara or any other MAC ones? What are your holy grail mascaras?

XOXO, Bee

Maybelline Lash Senational Mascara

I’m pretty picky when it comes to mascara and I never ever gravitate towards a rubber brush. Most of them tend to hurt my eye area and lashes! My eyes are pretty sensitive since I’m a contact lens wearer and I can’t stand a mascara with a scent to it. This mascara was purchased from Target for around $6 and I couldn’t decide between this one and The Rocket. I chose this one because of the curved brush which is something I don’t usually go for. This is one of the BEST mascara a I’ve ever tried! The formula is amazing, no harsh scent (like with the Maybelline Colossal) and it is extremely pigmented. I’m so glad I chose this one and I will repurchase once it’s out.

Two is better than one.

My all time HOLY GRAIL is the Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black. This mascara really thickens the lashes and extends them while the Maybelline separates, curls, and perfects. They’re the perfect pair!

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What’s your favorite mascara?

XOXO, Bee