Hello everyone and welcome back! Guess what I got from the Mail Fairy today! My packages from Ulta! Yes! I went there twice once after my graduation last Thursday to get me some grad gifts and had a $3.50 off a $10 purchase and then two days later, they did a double beauty steal and got one and then got more products because they were doing a shipping special until Tuesday by spending $25 and you get free shipping! So, did that! What did I get? Let’s see!
As said, I graduated last Thursday from college! I am so happy that I am done! So, as said, used my $3.50 off a $10 purchase coupon to get some NYX items! I have been on a major NYX craze and love their items! You may have read my last favorites post for March and April and saw that most of it was NYX items because I really have fallen in love with them, especially my Dream Catcher pallets! So, for Thursday’s package, it is pretty good, but I want to start off with the samples!
The sample packs I tend to go for the perfume ones since I don’t want to take chances with the random samples and skin care pack since I have sensitive skin, so the perfume one is pretty nice! This one, was kind of weird! I got a sample with an air refreshner which is odd to me! But it smells pretty good, I think it is from their Body Shop section but hey, I need to refresh my room, especially when Gondras comes over and he has his socks off! You can kind of tell that he has bad foot odor, especially during conventions with the con funk attacking! Anyways, what made me happy is that they included a sample of Calvin Klein scent, Euphoria! I love their CK One scent because it is earthy and it I tend to wear it with my crossplays since it does give off a nice feminine and yet not feminine scent at the same time with the earth tone to it! It kind of smells like if they dubbed down Breath of God by Lush! When I heard about this new one that Calvin Klein released on TV, I was wondering how it would smell and it felt like Ulta read my mind when I chose perfume this time and sent me Euphoria! It smells AMAZING! It has a very nice vanilla scent, it almost had me thinking it was Burberry Brit since it is similar but it kind of has a an earth tone to it, like the ocean for a moment! After smelling it, I want it! Someday you will be mine Euphoria! I did get a Dulce Gabana, it smelled too strong for my liking but now it dubbed down, it smells like peaches, but not wanting me to get it!
Now onto what I got from NYX on this shopping package!
I got two of the slim eye liner pencils in grey and teal! I did mention in my favorites that I was looking for a smoky eye liner to match with my Hot Topic smoky liner from Black Heart and was able to find one since it is pretty grey and found the grey pencil in their slim liner line! I love the gold one I have from the eye /eyebrow liner line and heard good things about this line since it is popular! So, glad that I finally found one in grey and the reason for the teal one is that I am running low, well starting to run low on my turquoise pencil from Wet N Wild and thought it would be perfect to get the teal one once I finally run out. I tend to buy more of something if I start running low, that’s how I run! Plus, these pencils will fit nicely into my Caboodle since they are small, around the same size as my gold one!
Now onto lip products! I have been obsessing with the lip products, especially the butter blosses! Great news is that they are still buy one get one half off and was happy to get two and they are Angel Food Cake and Sugar Cookie! I wanted Sugar Cookie for a while now but unfortunately when I went to Altamonte to their Ulta, they ran out of it! That was when I got Terra Mousseau to try it out! But glad I got Sugar Cookie, which is a purple pink one, I thought it would be more of a neutral but since Eleventh Gorgeous and another reviewer talked about the newer butter glosses, I had to get this one since I tend to go for purples time to time! Angel Food Cake was a major recommendation from that one reviewer, forgot her name but she lives in Florida and she got this one and the nine other new butter glosses when she went to IMats and lucky that she went, want to go, anyways, she mentioned how this is a soft pinky color! So, I picked this one up! I am hoping that CVS may get these newer ones!
Now onto the last item I got from NYX and it is one of the soft matte lip creams in Transylvania! I wanted this one for a long time ever since Ms. Grav3yard Girl mentioned it, I had to get it! But the Ulta I went to didn’t have it since everyone picked everything up like crazy since these were also buy one get one half off! Except…one thing weird happened, when I tried getting another, I tried getting Progue, and it didn’t take the discount when it hit my bag! It said “Buy two to get this offer!” which I did and it didn’t take the discount for it, so I deleted it and tried Cupcake from the Butter glosses and it worked! I accidently put two of Cupcake, but took it out and decided to stick with the items I bought with the coupon and decided to go back for Cupcake, I still found it weird that happened on the site! Not sure if you guys ran into that, it is weird and I did follow the description! I may have to go to Ulta again to get Progue unless the CVS locations around me gets more Matte Creams since I want to get Progue since it sounds like a nice berry color!
I thought I was done with my purchases at Ulta for one week until they sent me the e-mail for two beauty steals and the whole free shipping special for Mother’s Day! I mostly did it for the steal and plus decided to do free shipping on top of it since it is pretty good that they did this now when in order to get free shipping you have to spend around $50 or $100 normally to do free shipping and I don’t want to do that most of the time so I always buy around $20 or $30 worth of stuff since they do have good deals, especially for members sometimes when they send coupons for our entire purchase! So, what were the steals? It was the Cargo Cream Shadow pallet which I almost thought about getting, it was going to be $20 for that day and you get neutral tones in it, but I read the reviews and they said not to waste your money, especially the original price was $39 and thought maybe I shouldn’t go with it until I saw this steal and it was the Playlful Beauty Set by Ulta itself!
First, my perfume samples! This one was less weird since I got sample vials of Simply Pink, which is this very fruity and vanilla scent, don’t know why but I like the sweetness of it! Then I got Clean Rain, which is what it says, smells like after a rain shower! And forgot the last one but I think it’s Last Moment or In The Moment, not sure, but it is pretty spicy and sweat at the same time.
Now onto my beauty steal! The second beauty steal which I went with cost me $16. 99 for that Saturday and it is the 66 piece Playful Set by Ulta themselves! What got me to get this is the items and reviews! The reviews said that they highly recommend and I can see why since it has a lot of items! What does it come with? According to the site:
This set was originally $24. 99 and you can still can get it for the beauty steal price and you get 36 eye shadow shades, 4 glittery eye top coats, 4 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 powder, 3 shadow quads, 1 top coat quad for the quads, which this is also a glittery top coat eye shadows, two of the butter balm glosses they made, 2 dual ended eyeliners, and of course applicators in one convenient bag!
That is a major steal! Especially with the value for all this would be $170 but you can get it for $16.99 right now which I suggest do it! Plus, you get a travel case out of it, which I may take this with me to Metro for my Lolita dress, since I did forget to mention with the Transylvania matte cream I will be using for that since it is a very vampy, dark plum and my dress is supposed to have dark purple trimming and waiting for it to be made along with Rayne, Tobi’s wife! As said, should get this while supplies last! I know I won’t use the powder, brozer, and not sure about the blushes since I tend to have a natural blush, which I turn into a Peach Girl!
But to round off the $25 free shipping, which was hard to know what else to get, I did rush right back to the NYX butter glosses! I am so hooked! This time I did get Cupcake like I said I would since I do love Revlon’s Lip Butters in Cupcake, did a repurchase of that not too long ago since I tend to wear that as Lucy! This one according to that one reviewer mentioned this one is a bit corally and I have been stepping out of my comfort zone with these a lot but still I did get Cupcake and then I got Vanilla Cream Pie since that one stuck out like a sore thumb whenever I browse on the site! So, why the heck? I almost got another but decided to check out Ulta’s Butter Balms since I was getting two in this set I mentioned above, why not check them out and now they are doing a special, not sure if it’s still there where you can buy one for $4 and they are normally $8! What I like about these is that the colors are fairy tale princess named glosses! The names include Goldilocks, Belle, Rapunzel, Snow White, but the one I got is Luna. Not sure which princess is that, figuring that they got Ana from Anastacia or Ana from Frozen. Still, decided with Luna and did round up my purchase for free shipping! Not sure how the items will feel from Ulta, but may wear something from it on Saturday to test it out.
Now onto a mini CVS haul!
Oh jeez, I went NYX crazy again! The thing is that I heard some beauty bloggers have been spotting NYX at CVS and Target lately, which I did notice that Target’s website is starting to carry NYX and I did find one location of CVS that did carry them! They had a small display thus far but they will get another shipment Monday which I am hoping for liquid eyeliners since I can start with this, I got one of the jumbo eye pencils in Pots and Pans Casserole! I wanted to get a plain silver eyeliner since I got the glitter one and there are times I don’t want to do sparkly lines all the time, especially with silver! So, I heard good things about the jumbo pencils that NYX created and decided to get this one to try out. I am also glad my Revlon sharpener has the bigger point hole! Then I got another Matte Lip Cream but in Milan! I love this color a lot, it is just a nude and I like how it feels, so I decided to keep it in my purse, the one I got first, since I can’t keep my hands off of it! So, if I don’t want to wear the lipstick I carry for a few days, I can put this one and it is a first for me to do this. Can’t help it! So glad I got another. Hoping this location gets Progue in the next shipping! I did get another Butter Gloss and it is in Maple Blondie, which is a coral colors! This one location had only the older stuff, I did almost got Cherry Cheesecake, but when I was told it was orange, I put it back! I may go back for it because when I got home, I was longing for it. NYX, why do you do this to me!? And finally, decided to get one of the High Shine Lip Glosses and got it in Dolly Pink! Wanted to try another product from them and almost got Strawberry Milk in the Cream Lipsticks but they sold out! Nyuuuu! I have to go to Ulta, or another CVS, or Target at one point and try and get this one! I guess people are happy to find NYX at CVS so they don’t have to order from Ulta, or go to one, or have to order from NYX since now they are branching out! Good for you NYX!
Well, that is it for this haul! Congrats to me for graduating after four years of brain torture, still I went Ulta crazy but hey got amazing deals on the play set they have! Now I get to try Ulta’s make up brand!
What is next? I am thinking of doing a cosplay post since convention summer season is upon us once again! Decide to do one on original characters! Til next time!