Sale Alert + Mini Haul!

Good evening everyone! Hope you all had a great Monday!

I have some exciting to share, Ulta is currently offering 40% off Almay, Revlon, Physician’s Formula and NYX products!

This sale ends on Saturday September 29th so I ran to my nearest Ulta today and got some items I’ve been wanting to try.

Quick Tip: Store this liner with the tip facing down to allow the product to go down. (Thanks to my cousin for this tip!)

– Beautiful dark red for the fall!

– Extremely BRIGHT orange but it’s so pretty!

I also used the $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon (Online Code 70715 & Printable Version)

All 5 items totaled: $18.67

Such a good deal right!?

Comment below if you take advantage of this deal!

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Great Find!

Happy Saturday! As a makeup lover, I always love trying new things but hate committing to a high price when I run the risk of not liking it. Thankfully, Ulta has a mini version of a lot of high end products that I may have always wanted to try!

My newest item is the Tarte Blush and Bronzer on the Go featuring an Amazonian Clay Blush in Doll Face and a bronzer in Park Ave Princess. The size is small but we all know that we don’t ever go through a whole container of blush or bronzer so the mini size is perfect!

I have always heard great things about these items so I am very excited to try them out! At $15 it is a great way to try out a product that I probably would have never tried otherwise.

Next time you are at your favorite Ulta, check out the little area before check out, you may find that one product you have been wanting to try!

Hope you all enjoyed this! Let me know if you love trying out these mini versions of high end products!

UPDATE: Essie Nail Polish

Good evening everyone! First and foremost, I want to thank those who commented on my Essie nail polish post about its longevity. I had a friend who was having some trouble with Essie nail polishes and wanted to know if anyone else was having the same issue.

I wanted to let you guys know how my experience was going with my first ever Essie nail polish in the color Raise Awareness. The color is absolutely beautiful!

Below is a picture of what my nails look like after 8 days with the Essie polish.

The most surprising part about this self manicure is how long it lasted without chipping! It always feels like that’s the first thing that goes wrong.

For this complete at home manicure I used:

Sally Hansen Hard as Nail Hardener as my base coat ($2.89)

Essie’s Raise Awareness ($3.99 TJ Maxx)

OPI Top Coat ($8)

I will mention that everyone has different experiences with nail polish but this is what worked for me! Please let me know in the comments section what has worked for you!

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Ulta Wishlist!

Ulta Wish List

Hey everyone! I have been currently lusting on quite a few products from Ulta so I wanted to share them with you all.

1. Revlon Whipped Color Stay Foundation

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this product and would love to try it. I don’t have many foundations but the Color Stay line is always known for being so great that I want to see what all the hype is about! For a in depth review, check out It’s Judy Time. She has an awesome review!

2. Urban Decay De Slick

It’s summer time and I get really oily sometimes in my T-Zone and would love to see if this spray is the magic everyone talks about. I know that Urban Decay also has a oil blotting powder. Which one do you all recommend? Also heard about the Skindinavia line of finishing sprays, is that one better?

3. Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stain

Another recommendation from It’s Judy Time! Check out her review! She explains how nice it feels on your lips and during this time of year, I want to stay clear of any matte finish. I was able to try it on when my cousin purchased her first shade this past week! I’ll admit that I regretted not getting myself a few of the colors!

4. Urban Decay Naked Palette

I know I’m late on this and know that I have a nice neutral palette that I love but can you blame me for wanting to try it?

5. Benefit Erase Paste

Another one that a lot of people recommend that I really want to try! I’m just always on the fence about it when I test it out at Ulta. It never looks like it’s covering anything. I’m also in love with my Photo Ready concealer so I don’t know if I’m comparing it too much!

 Thank you guys for reading! Let me know if there are any other products you think I should try!

@MandFLove

Too Faced: In Your Dreams Palette + Swatches!

I’m so excited to say that I own my first Too Faced Palette! I’ve always seen the brand at stores like Sephora and Ulta but never really purchased it since it can be a bit pricey. Can I also mention that they have the cutest packaging ever!

However, this past Monday I found the In Your Dreams Palette for $9.99 at Urban Outfitters! Yes you read that right, $9.99! As you probably already know, I was extremely excited and didn’t hesitate the purchase! The palette was originally $39!

The palette is from their Holiday 2011 collection and it has absolutely gorgeous colors!

The palette contains 9 eyeshadow colors, 3 blushes and 3 lip colors!

Here are swatches:

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One aspect I really like about the palette is the looks it has on the inside flap! They showcase 3 very different yet appropriate looks that can be achieved with this palette! It gives me a lot of great inspiration.

As mentioned before, I’m really excited about this purchase especially because of the deal! I have checked the Urban Outfitters website but it says they are not in stock. However, my local Urban had 2 more palettes left so I highly suggest you take a visit and check it out! It wouldn’t hurt to find one of these babies lying around the store.

Orlando Haul

This weekend I had the chance to go to Orlando to visit my boyfriend. Of course I did some shopping! If you follow me on twitter, you saw some of the stuff I got. I will go into more detail and show you all the other items I purchased 🙂

Light Pink Belted Boyfriend Pants

$19.80

Essential White Vneck

$4.80

Charlotte Russe Accessories

All their accessories are on sale for $5 so I took advantage and got this amazing bracelet and cute pair of hear earrings.

Victoria’s Secret Bikini Bottom

Got these bikini bottoms for $2.99 at the Victoria’s Secret Outlet in a Peach color! What a steal!

Forever 21 Maxi Dress

Got this maxi dress for $14.50 and it’s very comfortable!

Forever 21 Chain Link Necklace

I’ve been wanting a necklace like this for a while but they are always so pricey! Found this one at Forever 21 for $10.80 and was so excited!

MAC Mocha

I got this lipstick from the CCO at the outlet and loved the color! It was also a good deal, $11! It was hard being in a CCO because I wanted to buy anything!

Ross

I finally went to Ross after a few months! I’m always upset because there is no Ross in NYC and I love that store so much! I got this really cute purse for $9.99 and TWO false lashes for $1.99! I love that store!

Ulta

Ulta happened to be right next to Ross so I made a little visit! NYX items were buy one, get one 50% off so I picked up these two lip colors! NYX Color in Tack and NYX Round lipstick in Eucalyptus. Lastly I got an EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet.

H&M

Last stop of my shopping extravaganza was H&M where I found this beautiful bag ($17.95) and this phone cover ($5)!

The bag has a thin gold chain so it also becomes a cross body!

This picture doesn’t give the color justice because it’s a beautiful neon color!

That’s all for my haul! Hope you all enjoyed it!

Comment below if you liked any of these items!