Ulta 21 Days of Beauty

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to let you in on my picks for the 21 days of beauty at Ulta. I know this is a few days late, but for some reason I no longer get e-mails or mailers sent to me. I figured it would be better late than never. A couple of things, not all the deals are in store; some are online only. Also there are a couple that are platinum perks. I’m only going to share my picks for what is available to everyone. This means if you aren’t a platinum member the deal is not available to you. One more thing, these are items that I have had some experience with or on a list to try out. Hopefully I will be able to pick up a few bits. SO, let’s start with today…

March 24th

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Reg $24 Now $12

March 25th

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara Reg $21 Now $10

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths Reg $15 Now $7.50

March 26th

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Reg $38 Now $19

March 27th

IT brushes for Ulta Foundation Brush #102 Reg $22 Now $11

March 28th

Tarte Maneater Self-Sharpening Liner Reg $20 Now $10

March 29th

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer Reg $45 Now $22.50

March 30th

Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Lash Primer Reg $24 Now $12

March 31st

Smashbox Photo finish Primer Water Reg $32 Now $16

April 1st

Mario Bedescu the ENTIRE brand is on SALE!!!  Reg $5-$46 Now $3.75- $34.50

April 2nd

Shiseido Eyelash Curler Reg $20 Now $10

April 3rd

Mally Beauty Effortlessly Airbrushed Blush & Highlight Set Reg $35 Now $17.50

April 5th

Butter London Plush Rush Lip Collection Reg $18-$22 Now $10

April 7th

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush & Highlter Reg $28 Now $14

April 8th

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil Reg $21 Now $10.50

Clinique 3-Step Intro Kits Reg $19.50 Now $9.75

Those are my picks! What do you think? Anything that I didn’t include that I must absolutely pick up? I am still on a no buy, but some of these deals are too good to pass up. I’m going to try and not use anything until my no buy is over, but I’m not sure that is going to work out. If you want to see everything that I’ve picked up let me know. That’s all for today. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in my next post.

 

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Holiday Nail Options

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my options for the next couple of weeks. I’m no Van Gogh or anything and one of the items I used for the very first time, so it isn’t my best work. I dove into my nail polish collection and pulled out every shade that I would wear during this time of year. I wanted to give you as many options as I could and well… I came up with 10!

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Polishes I Used

Butter London Cotton Buds

Essie Set in Stones

Butter London Saucy Jack

Flower Budding Romance

Butter London Champers

Essie Leading Lady

Sally Hansen Disco Ball

Nail Kit Red and Black

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For the purpose of not wasting a top coat, I didn’t use one. I plan on repainting my nails with the winning choice in a couple of days. Now on to the options:

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Pinkie to Thumb:

Saucy Jack and Leading Lady

Cotton Buds and Red from Kit

Budding Romance

Cotton Buds and Disco Ball

Saucy Jack, Set in Stones, and Black from Kit

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Thumb to Pinkie:

Leading Lady

Saucy Jack

Cotton Buds

Champers

Disco Ball

Those are the options! What do you think? I know I’m not the most talented nail artist but this is my first time using the nail kit. I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a great weekend! See you in my next post!

My Favorite Holiday Reds

Hello lovelies! Welcome to day 8 of Blogmas! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite Holiday shades of red.

First up are my two current favorite shirts for the season. A red plaid with a gold stripe button down shirt from the Ava and Viv line at Target. A shirt like this is great for a casual look paired with jeans and boots. The second shirt is a red berry toned sweater/sweatshirt for Lane Bryant. The pattern on the sleeves and front of the shirt is a brighter and shiny tone of the rest of the shirt. It can be dressed up with black pants and heeled boots or dressed down a bit with jeans and flats. For a third option you can pair it with a pair of black leggings and fuzzy socks for lounging around the house.

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The rest of the items are my favorite. It’s a combination of lip products and nail polish, and one candle. We have:

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte in Burning Lava

Flower Nail Polish in Budding Romance

Maybelline ColorSensational in Summer Sunset

Butter London Nail Polish in Saucy Jack

Bath and Body Works Candle in ‘Tis the Season

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Jet Set Red

Essie Nail Polish in Leading Lady

Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella

img_2247Those are all of my favorite holiday reds this year. Let me know if you liked this kind of post. I thought it was different and I haven’t really seen anyone do something like this. I wanted to try out something kind of new. I hope everyone’s week is going well and I will see you all in my next post.

Favorite Fall Nail Colors

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite fall nail colors. If you remember some of my earlier posts about my nail polishes, I had close to 60 bottles of polish. I purged and kept about 40ish bottles. Since then I did purchase more polishes so if you want an updated nail polish collection post let me know! Since I am essentially on a no buy until next year, I won’t be showing anything from the new fall/winter collections.

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My first shade is Muggins by Butter London. This is a beautiful light grey, in a creme finish. I have used a regular top coat with this, I’m curious what this would look like with a matte top coat.

Next up is Essie’s Sexy Divide. This is a beautiful jewel toned purple. This has a slight shimmer or iridescent in it. This would be a great shade for a fall party.

Cabana Boy by Essie is such a unique shade. It looks as its almost white but has a hint of a bluish grey. Essie’s website describes this shade as an ultra-pearly white. It has just a tiny hint of grey and is just the perfect neutral shade for fall.

Next is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant polish in Sapphire Flare. This is also a creme finish polish in a beautiful shade of deep royal blue. It isn’t quite navy but not quite a royal blue. I believe that it would look amazing with a matte top coat.

Essie’s Berry Naughty I feel is the gateway polish for all shades of red during the holidays. Like a couple of the previous shades, this is a creme finish. Nothing makes me happier than a great red polish and this berry shade is a beautiful color.

Last up is OPI’s I Don’t Give a Rotterdam. I know I have shared this shade before, but I just love it! It is a mid to light toned grey with little flecks of silver shimmer or glitter in it.

It seems that I’m loving grey polishes this year. I do feel that grey is the perfect neutral and there are so many shades varying from almost white to almost black. What are your fall must have shades? Do you prefer a specific brand over another? Share in the comments below! Have a great weekend!

 

Favorite Spring Nail Colors

Hi lovelies! Today I’m sharing my favorite go to nail colors for this spring. I have definitely put a ban on purchasing anymore nail polishes than I already have. My go to shades are definitely on the more neutral and pastel side.

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TOP ROW: Muggins, Turquoise & Caicos, I Don’t Give A Rotterdam, Kerfuffle

BOTTOM ROW: Topless & Barefoot, Champers, Cabana Boy

What are your favorite spring nail colors? Anything worth my spending ban? Time to go paint my nails one of these fabulous colors. Have a great day!!

August Favorites!

Today I am sharing with you my August favorites. These few items I have used constantly through out the month. For my birthday at the end of July, I received a Sephora gift card and I picked up a few items and haven’t put them down since!

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The Beauty Blender has by far been the greatest thing I picked up. I was previously using one that I got from Target. The Beauty Blender blows that one out of the water. I can’t believe I waited so long to get this. I apologize for it being dirty. I used it this morning totally forgetting I had to photograph it.

I don’t know about you girls, but liquid liner and winged out liner has always been difficult for me. I picked up the Kat Von D ink tattoo liner. I couldn’t be more impressed with it. It is a nice dark, matte black, and it stays all day!

The Revlon Nearly Naked foundation is something that I’ve talked about before on here, so I won’t go too in depth with it. It’s light and provides just enough coverage to smooth everything out.

The Benefit They’re Real Mascara, I think will always be a favorite of mine. Building this up provides a fantastic glam look. However in the past month I’ve managed to learn how to accentuate my lashes while keeping it as natural looking as possible.

Maybelline Master Brow Drama, I have used so much on my easy natural days. I love the way it just plump up my brows just a tiny bit and overall look put together.

Yes, I have included my Tide To-Go stick. This thing has saved me on more than one occasion. I was out eating lunch with my friend, and I was wearing a brand new shirt. I had a major eating fail. Now while it doesn’t immediately remove the stain which is not the sole purpose of this product but when I finally got home and was able to wash my shirt there was no more stain! Such a lifesaver!

My last favorite for the month is Butter London’s nail polish in Champers. I love, love, love this color!! Every time I took it off to change my color I just kept putting it back on. I have easily worn this for the last four or five weeks straight!

I hope that you enjoyed my favorites. I know I put them up a little late. As many of you know, life happens and tends to get in the way of certain things. Have a fabulous rest of the week!

Summer Nails

Hi Gals! Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite nail polish colors for the summer!

1. Essie- Turquoise and Caicos

2. Butter London- Cotton Buds

3. CoverGirl Glosstini- #ElectroGlow

4. Butter London- Kerfuffle

5. Essie- Cute as a Button

Fave Summer Polishes

I chose these colors because I love the shades. They are all different in their own way. Summer time is every girls chance to experiment with bright colors. The easiest way to do that is through nail polish. For myself, I can’t rock a bright orange lipstick. I would love to but with my complexion I would look like a clown. I instead rock a traffic cone orange shade on my nails. As for white polishes, a good one is few and far between. Different formulas I’ve had in the past come off too much like white out. The Butter London formula is fantastic, and the white blends well with my skin tone.  As far as the pale, mint green and shades of pink, you can never go wrong with these. As the mermaid and beachy trends seem to be taking off, you don’t have to go very far to find a shade that works for you. Essie’s Cute as a Button is on my nails probably about 80% of the summer. It’s my go to color when I can’t decide what color to paint my nails next.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Share your favorite polish shades in the comments. I would love to know what your favorites are! Have a fantastic weekend! See you next week!