Wednesday, March 28, 2012

BEAUTY: Small Ulta Haul

             Current Score:
                   Ulta: 2
                   Lauren: 0

Was I seriously naive enough to believe that I could go into Ulta just to "kill time"...?! Uhm, no. Clearly not a possibility. Hahaha, but seriously. Never. Going. To. Happen. 

So, here's what I gotttt:

1.Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman "Starter Set" [Purple]
2.Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman "Core Collection" [Gold]
3.NYX 10 Color Eye Shadow Palette "Versus"-Runway Collection
4.NYX 10 Color Eye Shadow Palette "Caviar & Bubbles"-Runway Collection 
5.NYX HD Photogenic Concealer "Fair" 
6.NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss "French Kiss"
7.NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss "Sugar Pie"
8.EOS Lip Balm "Summer Fruit"

1 & 2. Every girl needs a good quality set of brushes, no? I HIGHLY recommend the Real Techniques line. They are fairly priced and they're great quality. I have been eyeing a set of Sigma brushes, but I haven't been able to convince myself to splurge on them. These are a great alternative. Each set was $15.99. [These sets, as well as other RT brushes, can be purchased at Ulta or Here.]

3&4. These NYX palettes were the reason I wandered into Ulta in the first place. I have heard such great things about the NYX line and everything they sell is insanely affordable. I had seen both of these palettes on a previous trip to Ulta but decided not to pick them up. I went home that night and got on the NYX website, drooled over them for about an hour, but again decided not to order them. WHY?! Finally, I ended up BACK at Ulta and bought them both. Each palette was $10.99. [These NYX palettes, and MANY others, can be purchased at Ulta or Here.]

5. The only concealer that I owned before I bought the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer was a Cover Stick by NYC in "Light"...I'm seriously considering doing an NYC products review, for multiple reasons--but that's a blog for another day. Anyways, I wanted to find a better quality concealer that wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg. This concealer will be swatched below. This concealer was $5.50. [This NYX concealer can be purchased at Ulta or Here.]

6&7. I'm just going to be honest. My lipgloss collection is seriously lame. I have a Bare Minerals gloss and a Plump Your Pucker by The Balm...that's about it, with the exception of two CoverGirl glosses that were given to me by my sister and a Beauty Rush gloss from Victoria's Secret. So when I came across the NYX lipglosses, I just had to pick a couple up. NYX has an awesome color selection but I'm really into nude lips or occasionally a soft pink, so these two colors were perfect for me. They will be swatched below. Each gloss was $5.50. [These NYX glosses, and many others, can be purchased at Ulta or Here.]

8. I bought my first EOS product with my last haul. I had originally wanted the "Summer Fruit" scent because I had heard so many good things about it on YouTube, but they were sold out when I went so I got "Honeysuckle Honeydew." I ended up really loving the one that I bought and I was elated when I saw that they had the scent I had originally wanted this time around. I have to say...EWE. I'm sorry guys, I just don't understand the hype. I don't really care for the scent. I seem to be the only one on the planet, because my sister, best friend and husband all love it! I love the conditioning feeling of these lip balms, but I'll stick to my Honeysuckle Honeydew from now on! This EOS lip balm was $3.59. [This EOS lip balm, and many others, can be purchased at Ulta or Here.]

I really hope that you guys enjoyed this haul! I am going to the outlet mall with my mother in law on Thursday, so look for a big haul from that soon! If you have any questions or comments about any of the products I got, feel free to comment below!

Here are pictures of the eyeshadow palettes, as well as some swatches of the lipglosses and concealer. If you would be interested in seeing swatches of the eyeshadows, comment below!

Caviar & Bubbles


Top: Sugar Pie//Middle: French Kiss


  1. wow, so many nice things you've bought :) i love nyx products. they're of such a nice quality and they're really affordable. and i adore your real technique brushes *_* want one, too :/
    in btw i think your blog is great and I started to follow you, dear :)
    maybe you'll have a look on my blog also!


    1. Thanks so much for the follow. I followed back. (:

      I adore the RT brush sets. If you don't have the money to buy the sets, I believe you can buy them individually. My personal favorite is the contouring brush. I actually use it for blush!

  2. I really want some of those real techniques brushes, they look great :) x

    1. The are! And they're a fraction of the cost of many other sets. Check them out and let me know what you think! Thanks for checking out my blog. I'm going to look at yours right now!