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By: Nicholas Sparks

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ulta Haul!!

So, this past weekend we were out of town for a friend's wedding in a small town just outside of Springfield, IL.  On Sunday, we stopped in Springfield because our boys (my Husband, Matt and Nikki's husband, Jayson) wanted to eat at Cracker Barrell.  SO, to make the score even, us girls (Nikki, Mandy, and myself) had them drop us off at Ulta :)  Fair trade, right?!?!  Anyways, here is what I picked up:

Bare Essentials Matte Foundation SPF15 in Light
 Mandy has been using this brand of make-up for a few months and really likes it!!  I, as you know if you follow my blog regulary, have been doing tons of research for my oily skin.  This product line was recommended by a lot of people, and I thought it would make sense to use a powder help soak up the oil!  SO, I used it today, but won't give a review until I use it a few more times!  *This is a stock image*
Bare Essentials Mineral Veil  
This is just a finishing powder to put on over top of your make-up to help set it.  It is translucent (at least the one that I bought is, you can get it it colored or with SPF, but I just wanted a translucent setting powder).  Again, used it today for the first time, but will give you a review down the road.  
*With the Bare Essentials purchase I received a free silver credit card holder.  It's cute, but I probably won't use if you get that as a gift...umm you should feel lucky?!?! LOL

Physician's Formula Happy Boost Powder in Translucent. 
EmilyNoel83 on YouTube recommended this has a highlighter.  I have been using Mary Kay's Facial Highlighting Pen for YEARS and just decided I wanted to try something different.  I felt as if the MK product wasn't doing what it had done when I first started using it.  I used this today, and......IDK.  I don't feel it's doing the highlighting that I wanted it to.  I wanted to ask an associate at Ulta to help me find a highlighter, but there were none to be found.  Sure-they were all willing to help when we first walked in and I didn't need any help.  I would like to try Benefit's Moon Bean or High Beam.  Has anyone used either of these?!?!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Iced Mocha and Strawberry Milk. 
NYX cosmets were buy one get one 1/2 off.  I had seen a lot of people using these pencils in tutorials either as bases or for color.  With this sale, I thought it would be a good opportunity try it out.  I used the Strawberry Milk today as I did kind of a pink look on my eyes and I really liked it!  Little bit of a shine!  We will see what happens the next few times I use it as well as the Iced Mocha. *This is a stock image, the two colors I purchased are right in the middle*

Basically U Nail Polish Remover                                                                   This is Ulta's brand of nail polish remover.,  I am just about out of my remover and I just figured while I was there I would go ahead and pick it up!  Nothing much to say other than that LOL :)

So that's it!  We could've spent SO MUCH more time in there, but the boys were getting ansy...NO they didn't go in with us, they went and got gas and went to Kohl's and then just hung out in the car.


  1. I am looking forward to trying out my Bare Essentials products tomorrow.....but I never received a free gift for my purchase? Who knows

  2. you totally should've! You can have mine ;)


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