I thought I would do something a little different. I am not a beauty or fashion aficionado by any standard, but I still really enjoy shopping for and trying out new makeup or hairstyles.
One of my favorite stores to blow money at is Ulta. Before we (and our bank accounts haha) got married, I was at Ulta every pay day, spending at least a hundred bucks. For the record, I was living at home and had no bills whatsoever. In hind sight, PROBABLY should have saved that money up… Oh well. Hind sight is 20/20, I suppose.
I didn’t spend a whole lot here, I just wanted to pop in and use up a gift card. My rule with gift cards is that you always use it for something fun, or something you don’t really need.
First, I got the NYX Photo-Loving Primer in Anti-Redness. It’s got a green tint, which will help even out the redness. I tried a little on my wrist, and it went in super quick and felt super smooth. You can pick up that purchase here. Before you try any new skin care item, please be sure to check the ingredients list for any thing you may allergic to.
NYX items were buy one get one 1/2 off, so I also picked up a NYX Butter Lip Balm in Parfait. I LOVE this color, but had a hard time actually keeping it on my lips. I’m a lip color newbie, so I think I put way too much on. But again, the color is gorgeous. They have tons of different and beautiful colors. You can check those out here.
Ulta is about to end their 21 days of Beauty sale. They have tons of mini sets for sale right now, so if you are wanting to try out a new brand, now is the time! I have never used Smashbox before (I know, I know), so I chose to get their Minibox Palette. You can purchase that here.
On top the top of the picture is (what I believe to be) a full size Full Exposure mascara in jet black. I am a commitment-phobe when it comes to mascara. I’m excited to try this. The brush is your traditional mascara brush, which is nice. I’m not a huge fan of the fancy silicone brushes. I always feel like they pull out my lashes.
To the right of the picture is a Be Legendary lip gloss in Pink Lady. I’ve always loved lip glosses, and this one is a pretty, nude-pink color. Perfect for every day.
The palette itself comes with 8 eye shadows. I’m trying to get out of my traditional every day look, and these colors are perfect to ease me into it. I’m excited to try these colors! The palette also has an illuminator, bronzer, and a pretty pink blush color. These colors are perfect for spring!
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