Sunday, April 8, 2012
Haul: ULTA (Again!)
Hey everyone! Yes, I did it again! I got my butt back to Ulta and I am so glad that I did! The first time I went for the 40% off sale, the majority of the NYX displays were empty. I didn't know that Ulta was going to restock their inventory but I was so happy that they did. Ulta didn't stock everything since there was still some empties but I am glad that I got almost everything that I needed (more like WANTED)! For those that didn't know, during April 1 - April 7, 2012, Ulta had a 40% off sale on NYX, Almay, and Revlon cosmetics! The sale is now over. I didn't buy anything from Almay because I already have a bunch of Almay products (that I am loving) and haven't finished up yet. I did want to get the Almay Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer but as of right now, I have so many face primers that I need to finish up first. Instead of buying any Almay products, I decided to just pick up a couple of Revlon and NYX products that I have been wanting to try out.
What I bought:
REVLON COLORBURST LIPGLOSS IN 022 SUNSET PEACH
This is a really pretty shade. Sunset Peach a peachy shade with shimmers. It isn't that pigmented as you would see in the tube but it gives my lips a nice sheer wash of color.
REVLON PHOTOREADY SCULPTING BLUSH PALETTE IN 001 PINK ROSE
I haven't tried this yet but I really do like the concept of having a blush, bronzer, and highlighter all together in one handy compact. I have really been into using highlighters so this is definitely a good product for me. I don't know why the shade is called "Pink Rose" because the blush is just pink. Its a gorgeous pink that I can't wait to wear on my cheeks. I never tried anything from the PhotoReady line before so this will be my first.
NYX ROUGE CREAM BLUSH IN GLOW
I actually wanted both Glow and BoHo Chic but they didn't have BoHo Chic in stock. I have never tried any of NYX cream blushes before and I have heard that these are pretty popular. Glow is a pretty shade. It is a bright, warm pink! It is really pigmented.
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM IN ANTWERP
I bought two of these Soft Matte Lip Creams in my previous Ulta haul. I wasn't sure how I felt about these so I decided to buy another to help me decide. Yes, my logic is weird. LOL Anterp is a pretty coral shade. I think that its great for the Spring and the Summer.
I bought this for the jumbo eye pencil that I bought. I heard that most sharpeners didn't fit for the jumbo eye pencils so I didn't want to risk my chance and not get one, especially since it was on sale. When I got home, I found a sharpener that I bought a while back at Big Lots that might have the same size holes as the NYX one. I am going to try to sharpen my jumbo pencil in the Big Lots one and if it works, I am definitely returning the NYX sharpener.
NYX MEGA SHINE LIP GLOSS IN BEIGE
I haven't tried this line of lip glosses yet but I am excited. I remember EmilyNoel83 raving about this shade in one of her videos so I knew I had to pick this one up. I don't know why NYX would name this "Beige" since its definitely not a beige shade. Its a pink shade and will probably work for many skin tones. Its pretty pigmented and moisturizing. I will post a review with swatches soon.
NYX JUMBO EYE PENCIL IN 608 COTTAGE CHEESE
I am so excited that I finally got my hands on a jumbo eye pencil. I intentionally wanted the shade Milk but it was all sold out and there was only one Cottage Cheese left. Cottage Cheese is basically a shimmery, frosty white. I am going to be using this for the inner corners of my eyes and maybe on the waterline to make my eyes look more awake. I haven't tried this as an eyeshadow base but then again, my eye lids don't get oily so both powder and cream shadows tend to stay all day on my lids.
NYX BLUSH IN PINCHED
I wanted to pick up another blush from NYX because I heard that they were really good. I wasn't intentionally going to pick up this shade but the others that were left over were already similar to the blushes that I have at home in my collection. Some bloggers have mentioned that Pinched is a dupe to NARS Orgasm but I don't have the NARS blush so I can't say anything for sure. Pinched is a peachy pink with gold shimmer. There is definitely a lot of gold shimmer in this blush. I haven't tried it yet but hopefully, I won't end up looking like a disco ball whenever I do wear it. LOL
Well, I hope you all end up liking my Ulta haul! I can't wait to try out everything that I got! I am so excited to finally have gotten my hands on a couple more NYX products! I also bought some other products at Ulta a few weeks ago when Ulta was having their 21 Days Of Beauty sale. I bought this when they first had the sale on the first day. Ulta was selling the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette for $20USD plus tax instead of $36USD plus tax. I have always wanted one of these Too Faced palettes and am so glad that I finally got my hands on one. I have been seeing other people's hauls on this and that their palette came with a sample of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer but mines didn't for some reason, which is weird. I am guessing if the palette did come with a sample, then somebody either opened it and took the sample out or returned it back to Ulta but kept the sample for themselves. What do you guys think? I also bought the Biore Nourish Moisture Lotion SPF15. I have been buying moisturizers like crazy but so far, my favorite one is the Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer. Since the Yes To Moisturizer doesn't contain any SPF, I thought that the Biore one would be good to use for the summer. It was on clearance for $5USD plux tax. Hopefully it works out!
What do you think? Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know what you think!
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