Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2018 haul!

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Today is the last day of #Ulta #21daysofbeauty sale!  I picked up a few things.

Benefit 24-hour Brow Setter (x2)

Originally: $24

Sale: $12

Urban Decay Primer Potion (x2) in original

Originally: $22

Sale: $11

Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara

Originally: $23

Sale: $11.50

I was in need of replenishing eyeshadow primer so that was a must.  I wanted to try out the brow setter and mascara and this was the perfect opportunity to try them out.  So just a few things I wanted to try out.

As an after thought, I wanted to try MAC prep + prime hydrating setting spray, but it quickly sold out at my Ulta and online as well.

Overall, I got what I wanted and tried very hard not too go too crazy.

What did you end up getting during the #21daysofbeauty sale?

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Colourpop x Sephora “You’re a Gem” Lip Trio Review

You’ve heard of the brand Colourpop and their famous ultra matte lippies.  They were only available online until recently.  When Sephora had their sale last month in November I had to try these babies out.  I wanted to give it a little time before giving a full review on them.

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“YOU’RE A GEM” set comes in 3 full size lippies in ‘Charming’, ‘Misbehaving’, & ‘Cathching Feels’ each is 0.11 ounces.  Retails for $18/set.

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‘Charming’ – Is a satin lip with some glitter to it. It can be worn alone or layered on top of ‘Misbehaving’ or ‘Catching Feels’.

‘Misbehaving’ – 1/2 glossy finish lippies.  I wore it and it my coworker said it was similar to MAC’s ‘Rebel’ with a deep purple color.

‘Catching Feels’ – 2/2 glossy finish lippies in the set.  It is a darker taupe color that reminds me of Colourpop’s ‘Tulle’ (one of my favorites).

 

I absolutley love love the trio set and highly recommended trying this out if you have never used Colourpop.

 

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner Review

Review & swatch of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liner in “black”.

 

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I bought this product on Ulta as a part of their 21 Days of #ultabeauty.  It is orifinally $20, but was on sale for $10.  I really want to do some cat eyes and I wanted to try this out.

 

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The packaging from the box to the pen is sleek and smooth.  The box has a snake-like texture and the gold lettering is embossed.  So perfect already.  The pen itself is smooth with a matte finish where you hold the pen.  The cap has a snake-printing so you won’t loose it.

 

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The felt tip pen is flexible so there is no roughness when it is pressed onto the eyelid.

 

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As soon as I put it on my eye it the line is smooth, but does not instantly dry and is definitely buildable if needed.  My biggest “no” for me is after having this on while I am at work for a few hours (which is indoors) I start to get raccoon eyes on the outer part of my bottom eye.  I repeatedly wipe my eye after hours of application.  I do not know if this does not work for me or it is across the board with others.

Does this item work for you or is it just me?  This eyeliner does not work for me and I will be returning it.

 

 

e.l.f. Cosmetics Daily Hydration Moisturizer SPF 15 REVIEW

It is not conventional of me to do any sort of review, but I was so compelled to reviewing this particular item.  So here it goes…

First of, I absolutely love e.l.f. make-up brushes and have been a fan of them since their earlier years before they were sold in stores.  This item is my first face item I have tried from their line.

I visited the e.l.f. store and thought $8 for 2.53 oz of face product is a great deal.  It was winter time and I wanted my face to feel soft and hydrated and because it was my first e.l.f. face item I was really excited to try it out the following day.

I tried it out for a little over a week and it was good product to use to get me through the day.  After a few days of use I would notice my face get flakey and dry!  A complete opposite of what the packaging says!!  I stopped using the moisturizer for a couple of days and low and be hold, my skin was not dry or flaking.  After a few days of rest from the product I wanted to give it a go again and after a two consecutive uses my face began to dry again!

So again, I stopped using the product.  A few months have passed since winter and I thought, “Let’s try using the moisturizer again since it’s warmer now.”  A single day of use and the same results, dry and flaking skin.  Its details are..

This lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 15 moisturizer helps hydrate and nourish for glowing, healthy looking skin.  Infused with Purified Water and skin-nourishing antioxidants from Vitamin E and Grape.” 

I have normal skin and take good care of my face, but it’s odd to not have this product work for me despite its description.  I do not usually explore outside of their make-up brushes, but this for me is a no-go.

NYX Lip Haul with swatches

 

#NYX had a 40% off all their lip products I couldn’t resist picking up a few.  I love the Slim Lip Pencils so I have a few of those already, but I was really looking forward to trying the #NYXLipLingerie collection.

Here is my mini haul:

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NYX Lip Lingerie –  Ruffle Trim 04 with Slim Lip Pencil Peekaboo Neutral 860

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NYX Lip Lingerie  – Exotic 12 with Slim Lip PencilEver 868

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AND I had to restock on Slip Lip Pencil –  Mauve 831

 

3 lip liners for $1.80/ea = $5.40

2 Lip Lingerie’s for $4.20/ea =$8.40