UWe went furniture shopping today and after numerous hours of sitting on random couches I noticed there was an Ulta across the parking lot. I was secretly excited.
I really do not want my husband to think of me as some makeup addicted freak so I contained my giddiness. After spending a small fortune on furniture for our family room I casually mentioned that I seen an Ulta across the parking lot. You would have thought there was a 90% off sale on tools at Sears how quick that man whipped the car around and drove to Ulta. He loves me <3
He proceeds to tell me he is giving me $100 and that I should get something for myself .
I swear he is too nice.
He dropped me off at the door and said he would drive around to keep the kids happy while I shopped.
Have I mentioned how insanely awesome he is??
So before I get out of the car he hands me $60 and says, I better not give you the whole $100.
LOL!! He knew better!!!
I walk in and am instantly overwhelmed. It is jam packed full of pretty things!! I had no idea where to start to so I just started browsing. Being new to "real" makeup, I had some sticker shock. Truthfully I used to use Wet N Wild with an occasional $4 or $5 drug store brand.
So seeing a $24 lip gloss almost made me shit myself =0x
I was going to leave without buying anything because I had no clue what I was doing when I remembered they carried NYX Jumbo pencils. See, I melted and potted mine and I hate it!! So I grabbed one and then decided to just bite the bullet and ask for help. I asked the fancy lady in the black smock where was a good gel eyeliner for under $20. She looked at me and she said, " Do you mean like a smudge pot?" . I say, "Yes" even though I have no clue. So she takes me to one and hands it to me, I take it and promptly walk away.
I decide I will throw caution to the wind and just buy it. On my way out I noticed the large display of Ulta cosmetics and decide they are more my style ( in pricing). I noticed they had a white eye crayons so I ditched the NYX pencil and also grabbed a blush and liquid eyeliner pen. I qualified for a free gift bag for purchasing over $17.50 in Ulta cosmetics. I have no clue on the quality of Ulta cosmetics but I do imagine they will be better than some of the .99 stuff I have been using!!
Here is my haul.
Pur Minerals Gel Eyeliner in Carbon
2 Ulta Eyeshadow Quads
4 Ulta Brushes
Ulta Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Carbon Black
Ulta Amped Lashes in Jet Black
Ulta Double Eyeliner Pencil in Chocolate/Black
Ulta Lipstick in Sheer Rose
Ulta Eye Crayon in White Wedding
Ulta Double Lip Pencil in Rose/Halo
Ulta Lip Gloss in Cosmo
Ulta Blush in Adore
Ulta Blush in Afterglow
Ulta Nail Polish in Pink Leather
I spent exactly $42.96
Not so bad!! Overall I am happy with my experience at Ulta and with the products. I do not have much in my makeup stash other than my eye pigments so this giftbag rocks!
I will do a more in depth review of each product as I use it. I did swatch and try the blushes.
Afterglow and Adore
Afterglow and Adore swatched.
I really like Afterglow, it is a nice pink with some sparkle to it!!
Here is my EOTD
Light Pink from the Icing Collection, Liasons ( Both Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics) and Spooky Girl by Madd Style.