Macy’s

Macy’s 10 Days of Glam 10/12-10/21/2018

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Macy’s 10 Days of Glam event is starting tomorrow 10/12 with 50% off daily offers in store and online plus extra 10 day offers. Macy’s offers free shipping on beauty purchases–no minimum!! Sale prices typically go live between 3am-6am Eastern time, but you will have to go to the item page to get the discount as Macy’s is typically late at updating the event landing page.  Some of the popular items will sell out early so I will be doing my usual night before announcements on Instagram so you can be prepared for the next days offers. I’ve included direct links to each item on sale plus a sneak peek at the sales for all 10 days in the rest of this blog post.

Friday 10/12

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur Eau de Toilette Spray 2.5 oz  $36 (reg. $72)

Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette $19.50 (reg. $39)

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Saturday 10/13

Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready Brushes (excludes brush sets) $9-$21 (reg. $18-$42)

Lancôme Grandiose & Grandiose Extreme Mascara $16 (reg. $32)

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Sunday 10/14

Philosophy Purity Pore Extractor Mask 2.5 oz $17.50 (reg. $35)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles $6 (reg. $12) Plus buy 4 eyeshadow singles & receive a free empty 4-well palette.

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Monday 10/15

Sunday Riley 3 pc set includes: 15mL C.E.O. Serum, 15 g Moisturizer, 30 mL Cleansing Oil $30 (reg. $60)

Kensie 4 Pc Coffret Set $24 (reg. $48)

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Tuesday 10/16

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $12 (reg. $24)

Clarins Kit Sourcils Pro Perfect Eyes & Brows Palette 0.17 oz $21 (reg. $42)

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Wednesday 10/17

Kensie 3 Pc Set: 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, 6.8 oz Body Lotion & 0.33 oz Purse Spray $30 (reg. $60)

Benefit Cosmetics Box O’Powder Collection $15 (reg. $30)

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Thursday 10/18

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick $23 (reg. $46)

Origins Ginzing Peel Off Mask 75 mL $14 (reg. $28)

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Friday 10/19

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer & Pearl Primer $16 (reg. $32)

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap 6.7 oz All Skin Types $9.25 (reg. $18.50)

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Saturday 10/20

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer 2 oz $24 (reg. $48)

M.A.C. Full Size In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara $12 (reg. $24)

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Sunday 10/21

Urban Decay All Full Size Eyeshadow Primer Potions $12 (reg. $24)

Tarte Cosmetics Girl’s Weekend Eye Set A $53 Value! Created for Macy’s $19.50 (reg. $39)

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Extra 10 Day Offers (valid 10/12-10/21)

Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art Liner 50% off

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks 25% off

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten 25% off

Girlactik Eyeshadow Sticks 25% off

So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

 

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ULTA Gorgeous Hair Event 2018 (9/30-10/20) Plus Upcoming Platinum Perk Day, Online Only Deals Added

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It’s time for another ULTA event. The Gorgeous Hair event starts this Sunday September 30, 2018. Similar to 21 Days of Beauty, ULTA will offer daily beauty steals on hair products and tools.

Find the event calendar here (it’s live).

Shipping is typically free during this event with $10 minimum purchase of the daily beauty steals for platinum & diamond members. I will update with this info when it is available. Confirmed: Platinum & Diamond members get free shipping with $10 purchase of beauty steals.

FREE with ANY purchase:

DevaCurl Deluxe SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler

Our next upcoming Platinum Perk day is October 2. Some of the freebies that will be available:

Free 5 pc Hair Gift with ANY $25 purchase

FREE 3 Pc Favorites Set w/ any The One By Frederic Fekkai purchase

Platinum Perk! FREE 5 Pc Gift with any $50 Juice Beauty purchase

Perricone MD Online Only Platinum Perk! FREE Full Size Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser w/any $50 skincare purchase

Online Only Online Only Diamond Exclusive! FREE 40 Pc Beauty Bag w/any $175 online purchase

EARLY ACCESS: Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

 

Here’s a list of the daily beauty steals*:

Free Spa Headband with select $20 haircare product purchase ($10 value)

Coupon code 685330 for 20% off one qualifying item

September 30

Kenra Professional Shampoo & Conditioner $7.50-$11 (reg. $15-$22)

Matrix Biolage Advanced Line $10.50-$11.50 (reg. $21-$23)

Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner $11.50 (reg. $23)

October 1

Keracolor Clenditioner $11 (reg. $22)

Punky Colour Entire Brand $1.99-$7.49 (reg. $3.99-$14.99)

Brite entire brand $6-$8 (reg. $12-$16)

October 2

AG Hair select haircare $10-$20 (reg. $20-$40)

Devacurl Buildup Buster 8 oz $14 (reg. $28)

ONLINE ONLY The One by Frederic Fekkai Starter Kits $14.99 (reg. $29)

October 3

Wella select shampoo & conditioner $8.99 (reg. $16-$22)

Phyto entire brand $5.99-$47.50 (reg. $11.99-$95)

L’anza select Color Care $14-$17.50 (reg. $28-$35)

ONLINE ONLY Curlsmith Intense Treatment Serum $18 (reg. $36)

October 4

Rusk W8less & W8less Plus Hairspray $7.99 (reg. $16.50)

Sexy Hair select Healthy Sexy Hair $8.99 (reg. $10-$22.95)

ONLINE ONLY Got 2B 50% off entire brand

October 5

Conair Rainbow Curling Collection $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

Matrix Total Results Shampoo & Conditioner 10.1 oz $6-$6.50 (reg. $12-$13)

Diphue Root Touch Up Kit $15 (reg. $30)

October 6

Paul Mitchell Neuro Unclipped Styling 1″ Wand & 1.25″ Tapered Wand $44.99 (reg. $89.99)

Paul Mitchell select Styling $9.99 (reg. $10-$29)

ONLINE ONLY Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Color 32 shades $8 (reg. $16)

October 7

Revlon One Step Volumizer Dryer $29.99 (reg. $59.99)

Living Proof Shampoo & Conditioner 8 oz $13-$14.50 (reg. $26-$29)

ONLINE ONLY Eva NYC 50% off entire line

October 8

Joico K-PAK Reconstructor 5.1 oz $9.99 (reg. $20.99)

Billy Jealousy entire brand $8-$12.50 (reg. $16-25)

ONLINE ONLY Discover Men’s Grooming Select items

October 9

Nioxin All Treatments $10.50-$30 (reg. $21-$60)

Keranique select Haircare $18-$29.40 (reg. $30-$49)

ONLINE ONLY L’ange 50% off styling tools

October 10

Instyle Airless Blowout Revolving Styler $62.50 (reg. $125)

TIGI select styling $6.99 (reg. $19.99-$23)

ONLINE ONLY So Cozy 50% off entire line

October 11

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls line $4 (reg. $7.99) currently on sale!

Design Essentials entire brand $6-$8.50 (reg. $11.99-$16.99)

Macadamia Professionals Masques $19.98 (reg. $39.95)

October 12

CHI select styling $8-$24.75 (reg. $16-$49.50)

CHI for ULTA Beauty Professional Ceramic Hair Dryer in Red or Pink $49.97 (reg. $99.95)

ONLINE ONLY Pravana Perfect Brunette Collection $3.49-$11.49 (reg. $6.99-$22.99)

 October 13

Hot Tools select tools $37.50-$40 (reg. $74.99-$79.99)

Redken select hairspray $9-$11 (reg $18-$22)

ONLINE ONLY L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Mask $20 (reg. $40)

October 14

Croc Titan Classic 1 1/2″ Flat Iron $70 (reg. $140)

Alterna select haircare $17 (reg. $34)

Keratin Complex Shampoo & Conditioner 8.5 oz-13.5 oz $10.50-$13 (reg. $21-$26)

October 15

Viviscal Tablets $20 (reg $39.99)

Nexxus Keraphix Shampoo & Conditioner $7-$10 (reg. $13.99-$19.99) currently on sale!

Bosley entire brand $8-$24.98 (reg. $15.95-$49.95)

October 16

Unwash Entire Brand $11-$16 (reg. $22-$32)

OGX Shampoo & Conditioner 2 for $11 (reg. $7.99)

ONLINE ONLY Madison Reed Radiant Hair Color Kits $12.50 (reg. $25)

October 17

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt line $5-$5.75 (reg. $9.99-$11.49)

Mizani Miracle Milk $10 (reg. $20)

Ouidad Mongongo Oil & Meltdown Mask $19-$22 (reg. $38-$44)

October 18

Bed Head Pump Up the Volume 1875 W Hair Dryer $17.49 (reg. $34.99)

Klorane Dry Shampoo & Mango Collection $9-$13 (reg. $18-$26)

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe $3-$3.50 (reg. $5.99-$6.99)

October 19

Bio Ionic Gold Pro Speed Dryer $67.50 (reg. $135)

Sebastian Shampoo & Conditioner $8.99 (reg. $16.50-$19.08)

Hask Shampoo, Conditioner & Dry Shampoo $3.59-$4.79 (reg. $5.99-$7.99) excludes UnWined by Hask

October 20

Elchim Light Ionic Fifties Blue Hair Dryer $99.50 (reg. $199)

Aquage Uplifting Foam 8 oz $10 (reg. $20)

It’s a 10 Silk Line $7.71-$30.91 (reg. $15.42-$61.81)

The fine print: *While supplies last.  No rain checks. Limit 4 per customer. Offers cannot be combined with any other promotions. Excludes packets, trial and jumbo sizes.  Beauty Steals are for 1 day only.

Hot Buys:

9/30-10/6 Aquage Color Protecting Shampoo 12 oz & Conditioner 8 oz 2 for $22

10/7-10/13 Kenra Professionals select Platinum Styling 2 for $30

Available now & the entire event (or while supplies last) for $9.99:

Hydration Heroes

Strengthening Superstars

Fan Favorites

So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

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ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Week 3 (9/16-9/22/18) Recommedation, Swatches & Reviews

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Current Freebies with ANY Purchase:

Free Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly deluxe sample with ANY purchase

Free 6 pc Mystery Bag with $40 purchase

Coming Soon 9/21-9/28 or while supplies last:  Platinum Perk! FREE 35 pc Beauty Bag with any $125 online purchase

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Refreshing my sale tips:

As you might already know, ULTA’s Fall 21 Days of Beauty event begins Sunday September 2, 2018. Today I’m sharing some of the items I recommend, already have, or plan to purchase during the sale.  But first let’s go over some tips:

  1. Daily Beauty Steals go live every morning at 1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). To view the daily beauty steals go here for ULTA’s online calendar or here for my previous post of all the deals.  There will be online only offers and platinum perk deals for Platinum and Diamond members. Some times you can catch the days previous offers and the next days offers in the same order. This may be advantageous if you are trying to meet a free gift with purchase minimum.
  2. Platinum and Diamond members will get free shipping on the daily Beauty Steals plus any other items they add to their purchase. You must be signed in to see the discount reflected in cart. Tip: if you plan to purchase any of the weekly Beauty Deals from the ULTA Beauty Collection, wait until a day that you plan to purchase a Beauty Steal to get free shipping (and use those $5 off $15 codes from the freebie bags we’ve been receiving all year).
  3. Speaking of coupon codes, even if an item says its excluded, test it out in cart.  Sometimes the codes will work on Beauty Steals. This is more applicable to the Love Your Skin or Gorgeous Hair events but worth a mention here too.
  4. There is a limit of 2 per customer in regards to Beauty Steals.  In store this is enforced as 2 per product. Online it is enforced as 2 per shade. You may place multiple orders of 2 if you want to stock up on something (or at least this has been permitted in the past).
  5. All daily Beauty Steals are while supplies last and things will sell out, especially for the newer brands to ULTA.  In stores stock is usually very limited.  If you really want a product, plan to be there when the store opens or stay up late to secure your online order. I have had things I wanted sold out the next morning (and I’m an Eastern Time Zone early riser!) by 6 a.m.
  6. Every night starting on Saturday September 1, usually around 9 p.m. EDT I will post the next day’s deal on my Instagram account along with any available freebies or relevant tips. I do this as a reminder of what the next day’s deal will be so you can plan to either stay up or make it to the store in the morning. There’s always a chance a new freebie or offer will come up the next morning, but you have to decide what is more important, getting the item or getting a freebie.  I have some items I am not sure I want to purchase but could be swayed by an awesome freebie (you know how that goes). I will also post recommendations or my experience with the product and reference any swatches that I’ve done.

See my previous post for an outline of all of the daily beauty steals and hot buys for the event.

Week 3 (9/16-9/22)

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September 16 — I own all 3 of these products and enjoy all 3 of them. The Chocolate Bar palette is a classic; it is good quality and what you would expect from Too Faced. Is it necessary? If you have any other basic brown palette, you probably don’t need this as once you removed the pink and purple shades, its just variations of brown.  But it smells good! This is the original version that did not have the names printed by the pans so I had to hand write them in. The Philosophy moisturizer is so much better than the original in my opinion (no wet dog smell). I will possibly pick up a couple of the Goof Proof eyebrow pencils. I love these for quick brows in the morning. This is my pick of eyebrow pencils from the event.

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September 17 — I just redeemed points at Sephora for a new cleanser, so I won’t be purchasing this one, but I have use many of the First Aid Beauty products including the Face Cleanser. I’ve heard from a lot of you that you like this cleanser too. And $10 is a steal. I have not tried the particular Laura Geller foundations that are on sale, but I love her base products (primer, powders, blushes, highlights, etc.) that if I didn’t have a large number of foundations to use up I would purchase one or all of them.

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September 18 — This is the one day that I planned to purchase the Tarte eye brow gel right from the beginning. It’s a new product that I haven’t tried and the packaging is cute.  I don’t currently have a tinted eye brow gel so this seems like a good purchase for me. I’m very tempted to order the Nudestix concealer because I’ve been loving the brand lately, but if I’m honest I have way too many concealers already. I’m still tempted.

 

September 20 — The Origins kit that is on sale today is a great one to try out if you haven’t sampled much of their skincare.  I like both of these products, but I have a feeling most of us have an abundance of them already from free gifts.  The Coverfx drops are so pretty and magical.  I only have these 2 minis but since I don’t use them regularly I’m ok with that. If you haven’t tried these, now would be the time with the discount. They have previously been on sale at Sephora and the brand’s site.

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September 21 — I’ve been using Clinique’s Moisture Surge line for almost as long as anything else from the brand. It works for every skin type. You can use it under or over makeup.  You can use it morning or night. Face mask or leave on. Such a versatile product. If you don’t have this yet, I’d highly recommend picking it up. Benefit’s PoreFessional doesn’t work for me, but I know it’s very popular product. And half off is one of the best prices you will find on it.

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September 22 — My holy grail setting spray. All Nighter. I have backups of this so I don’t need to purchase, but this is one I highly recommend. I use this every day to set my makeup.  It really does lock everything in and help your makeup last.

 

So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

UP NEXT AT ULTA — Fall Haul which is a mostly drugstore event. We should have gift bags and another week of deals!! Will update with info as it’s available.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

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ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Week 2 (9/9-9/15/18) Recommedation, Swatches & Reviews

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Current Freebies with ANY Purchase:

Free Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly deluxe sample with ANY purchase

Free Full Size Dry Shampoo with $40 hair purchase (9/11 only!)

Free 6 pc Mystery Bag with $40 purchase

Kate Somerville Deluxe Cold Cream Cleanser

Beauty by Pop Sugar Deluxe Be the Boss Lip Gloss

Refreshing my sale tips:

As you might already know, ULTA’s Fall 21 Days of Beauty event begins Sunday September 2, 2018. Today I’m sharing some of the items I recommend, already have, or plan to purchase during the sale.  But first let’s go over some tips:

  1. Daily Beauty Steals go live every morning at 1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). To view the daily beauty steals go here for ULTA’s online calendar or here for my previous post of all the deals.  There will be online only offers and platinum perk deals for Platinum and Diamond members. Some times you can catch the days previous offers and the next days offers in the same order. This may be advantageous if you are trying to meet a free gift with purchase minimum.
  2. Platinum and Diamond members will get free shipping on the daily Beauty Steals plus any other items they add to their purchase. You must be signed in to see the discount reflected in cart. Tip: if you plan to purchase any of the weekly Beauty Deals from the ULTA Beauty Collection, wait until a day that you plan to purchase a Beauty Steal to get free shipping (and use those $5 off $15 codes from the freebie bags we’ve been receiving all year).
  3. Speaking of coupon codes, even if an item says its excluded, test it out in cart.  Sometimes the codes will work on Beauty Steals. This is more applicable to the Love Your Skin or Gorgeous Hair events but worth a mention here too.
  4. There is a limit of 2 per customer in regards to Beauty Steals.  In store this is enforced as 2 per product. Online it is enforced as 2 per shade. You may place multiple orders of 2 if you want to stock up on something (or at least this has been permitted in the past).
  5. All daily Beauty Steals are while supplies last and things will sell out, especially for the newer brands to ULTA.  In stores stock is usually very limited.  If you really want a product, plan to be there when the store opens or stay up late to secure your online order. I have had things I wanted sold out the next morning (and I’m an Eastern Time Zone early riser!) by 6 a.m.
  6. Every night starting on Saturday September 1, usually around 9 p.m. EDT I will post the next day’s deal on my Instagram account along with any available freebies or relevant tips. I do this as a reminder of what the next day’s deal will be so you can plan to either stay up or make it to the store in the morning. There’s always a chance a new freebie or offer will come up the next morning, but you have to decide what is more important, getting the item or getting a freebie.  I have some items I am not sure I want to purchase but could be swayed by an awesome freebie (you know how that goes). I will also post recommendations or my experience with the product and reference any swatches that I’ve done.

See my previous post for an outline of all of the daily beauty steals and hot buys for the event.

Week 2 (9/9-9/15)

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September 9 — I’ve used the Bareminerals Mineral Veil for years and highly recommend it as a finishing powder. It blurs and blends everything together and gets rid of any “makeup-y” look. My favorite is the Hydrating Mineral Veil.  I recently spotted many of the Mac Girl palettes at my local Cosmetics Company Store (Estee Lauder outlet) for less than this price. I don’t own any of these but I think they are a good value and seem to be of good quality (based on swatches). I would purchase one if I wasn’t trying to decrease the amount of palettes I’m purchasing. It Brushes and Exuviance skin care will also be on sale. I don’t have enough experience with either of those to give recommendations.

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September 10 — The only product I’ve used from this day’s deals is the Estee Lauder DayWear moisturizer. This is another product that I have used many times over and really enjoy. If I didn’t already own a full size, I would purchase one.

September 11 — I own a few shades of the Buxom Plumpline Lip Liners and love them! The price for these is great. I like to use 2 shades together to create a more dimensional look. I also like to top these with a gloss and blend with the brush included on the end of the liner.

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September 12 — I’ve not had much experience with LORAC mascaras but I have been using this one I got in a free gift previously. One end is a blue-tinted primer and one end is mascara. I like it but I prefer other mascaras more. Good news is this one doesn’t seem to smudge on me.

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September 13 — My favorite Clarisonic brush head is the Radiance brush head. This is a great time to stock up on these since they don’t expire! I’ve been using the Smashbox Pore Minimizing primer which is similar to Benefit PoreFessional (on sale next week) but thicker and doesn’t cause my makeup to slide off my face.  If you have issues with pores, I’d recommend giving it a try.

September 14 — I have one of the Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks. I love the shape of the applicator which sort of hugs your lips for a more precise application. If you love liquid lips sticks and haven’t tried these, I’d go for it! The It Cosmetics Brow Power gets good reviews but I have had so many issues with broken products I can’t recommend it. I’ve had numerous products were the stick of the product breaks off from the packaging and then I have to hold it in there to use it.  Too much trouble in my opinion.

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September 15 — Pick of the day is the CoverFX Setting Powder.  I recently purchased this from the brand’s website. I also had this deluxe sample from a Sephora Play box.  I enjoy this powder. It sets my makeup and look cakey or feel dry.  I think this one will go fast so grab one quickly.

Come back next weekend to see my picks and reviews of week 3 of ULTA’s 21 days of Beauty. So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

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ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Week 1 (9/2-9/8/18) Recommedation, Swatches & Reviews

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*Reminder: The Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event Sale is still happening through 9/3/18. Check out my blog post with recommendations here.

As you might already know, ULTA’s Fall 21 Days of Beauty event begins Sunday September 2, 2018. Today I’m sharing some of the items I recommend, already have, or plan to purchase during the sale.  But first let’s go over some tips:

  1. Daily Beauty Steals go live every morning at 1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). To view the daily beauty steals go here for ULTA’s online calendar or here for my previous post of all the deals.  There will be online only offers and platinum perk deals for Platinum and Diamond members. Some times you can catch the days previous offers and the next days offers in the same order. This may be advantageous if you are trying to meet a free gift with purchase minimum.
  2. Platinum and Diamond members will get free shipping on the daily Beauty Steals plus any other items they add to their purchase. You must be signed in to see the discount reflected in cart. Tip: if you plan to purchase any of the weekly Beauty Deals from the ULTA Beauty Collection, wait until a day that you plan to purchase a Beauty Steal to get free shipping (and use those $5 off $15 codes from the freebie bags we’ve been receiving all year).
  3. Speaking of coupon codes, even if an item says its excluded, test it out in cart.  Sometimes the codes will work on Beauty Steals. This is more applicable to the Love Your Skin or Gorgeous Hair events but worth a mention here too.
  4. There is a limit of 2 per customer in regards to Beauty Steals.  In store this is enforced as 2 per product. Online it is enforced as 2 per shade. You may place multiple orders of 2 if you want to stock up on something (or at least this has been permitted in the past).
  5. All daily Beauty Steals are while supplies last and things will sell out, especially for the newer brands to ULTA.  In stores stock is usually very limited.  If you really want a product, plan to be there when the store opens or stay up late to secure your online order. I have had things I wanted sold out the next morning (and I’m an Eastern Time Zone early riser!) by 6 a.m.
  6. Every night starting on Saturday September 1, usually around 9 p.m. EDT I will post the next day’s deal on my Instagram account along with any available freebies or relevant tips. I do this as a reminder of what the next day’s deal will be so you can plan to either stay up or make it to the store in the morning. There’s always a chance a new freebie or offer will come up the next morning, but you have to decide what is more important, getting the item or getting a freebie.  I have some items I am not sure I want to purchase but could be swayed by an awesome freebie (you know how that goes). I will also post recommendations or my experience with the product and reference any swatches that I’ve done.

 

WEEK 1 (9/2-9/8)

September 2 — I think a lot of us have stocked up on freebies of the Too Face Hangoverx Primer.  I have not tried the Peter Thomas Roth Serum, but I’m wondering how that compares to the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Serum. I consider the DE product one of my staples and this PTR would be less costly.  I have tried the Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream Cleanser.  It reminds me of the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser in texture but my skin does feel slightly more dry after using the PTR.  Not dry enough to stop using it, but just an observation I’ve made.  The Lime Crime Palettes are an Online Only deal.  I’m really tempted to order one (or all of these) but I don’t need any more eyeshadow palettes (or makeup in general). If you were planning to purchase these, this would be the best time I think.

September 3 — I have not tried the new Proactiv System. I have sampled the Lancome Eye Balm (online only, platinum perk) and remember not liking it because it seemed to sit on top of the skin and not sink in.  I have use the Philosophy Time in a Bottle Serum (online only) in the past and enjoyed it. I purchase this bottle for half off from Macys, but I didn’t realize it contained Vitamin C and I’ve since been afraid to use it. My skin reacts badly to Vitamin C but I don’t recall having a bad reaction to this.  I will bravely test it out again. But if you don’t have issues with Vitamin C, I’d recommend this serum. I love the Stila Smudge sticks. These are some of my favorite eyeliners. I prefer a pencil form. I own about 30 of these but most of the shades I have ULTA doesn’t carry.  I think Damsel is the perfect dark brown. Once set, these won’t budge.  I’d skip Purple Tang and Bluefin unless the shimmer effect appeals to you.

September 4 — I have not tried the Butter London Lip Glaze, Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser or Eyeko Mascaras. The Becca Liquid Shimmering Skin Perfectors are a product I should use more.  I just forget to.  I think these are great for mixing into foundations or moisturizers for an all over glow. Or using for highlight on top of foundation and layer with corresponding powder products. If I didn’t own these already, I would purchase Moonstone.

September 5 — I have not tried the Kopari Oil (online only) or the Juice Beauty primer (online only). I have used the Skyn Iceland eye gels. They feel good on, but I don’t really see any results from them. I’d save for the Patchology gels coming up later in the event.  Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a makeup classic. I think the Hoola Lite would work for only the fairest skin tones. If I didn’t already own these bronzers I would purchase because its a great price and they will last you a long time.

September 6 — I will be purchasing a couple of the Beautyblender cleanser solids. These are my favorite to clean sponges and work well for brushes too. I don’t dread cleansing my makeup tools as much when I have this on hand. I have not tried the PÜR masks (online only).I like the Murad moisturizer but don’t like it more than other things I already own.

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September 7 — Unfortunately Lancome mascaras don’t work for me. I have a sample packet of the Perricone Cold Plasma+ I need to try before I can give any recommendation but I have heard from lots of people that its a good product line.  No opinion on the Clinique powder (online only). Love the brand but I think there are better powders out there now.

September 8 — If you like a highly reflective highlight, I would recommend purchasing an Ofra highlighter (online only). The 2 shades I have are Pillow Talk and Rodeo Drive. I also recommend the Purity mask. It’s a gritty clay mask that isn’t harsh or drying. I have not tried the Anastasia Brow Definer.

Come back next weekend to see my picks and reviews of week 2 of ULTA’s 21 days of Beauty. So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

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Sephora

Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event 2018 Recommendations

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The Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event 2018 starts tomorrow August 24, 2018 for Rouge members. See the end of the post for more info on the event.

Here’s some tips for shopping the sale:

  • I would focus on items that are exclusive to Sephora because, let’s be honest, we can get better discounts or rewards purchasing some brands from other retailers or from the brand’s own website. Those brands include: Kat Von D, Bite Beauty, Drunk Elephant, Fenty Beauty, Sephora Favorites, Sephora Collection, Hourglass Cosmetics, Fresh Beauty, etc. Also look for brands that are usually excluded from other retailers offers.
  • Check upcoming sales to see if any of the products you want to purchase will be on sale soon at another retailer.  Check out my ULTA 21 Days of Beauty post to see what will be included in their 50% off offers.
  • Since you can only use the code this year ONE TIME online, look for online exclusives or VIB/Rouge exclusives to purchase online.  Those can be found here. Plan to make the rest of your purchases in store where the discount can be used as many times as you’d like.
  • Apply the discount to items already on sale to maximize your discount.  Complete list of sale items found here.
  • Look for value sets such as the Sephora Favorites which offer a large value of items for a smaller price. Adding the discount on top just makes the sets better.

Personal Recommendations

These are the products I have used from Drunk Elephant. I think these are worth the money and highly recommend them.  For reference, I have sensitive, acne prone, combination skin. Using these products, my skin felt healthy and nourished without breakouts or irritation (note: you can only purchase 3 Drunk Elephant products per transaction).

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream $68

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream $60

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum $52

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil $40-$72

 

I’ve recently fallen in love with the Fresh Black Tea line and rediscovered my love for their cleanser.  After I use up all my cleansers (how many years will that take??) I plan to only purchase the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser $15-$42. My skin is happy and calm using this. Using the Black Tea products, I notice visible improvement in my skin after using them. And they are now available in minis!

Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask $35-$92

Fresh Black Tea Instant Hydrating Face Mask $35-$92

Fresh Age-Delay Beauty Must-Haves $28

 

I haven’t tried much from Fenty Beauty. The foundation doesn’t work for me, but I have discovered that I love the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters! I have Hu$tla Baby from the Bomb Baby set. I’ve put quite a dent in it this summer. I love the color of the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in the shade Freckle Fiesta.  It’s the perfect fall orange.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick $18

Fenty Beauty Two Lil Mattemoiselles $19

Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face set $23

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter $34 (I’d go for the duos to get more shades for your money)

I have a palette that has an ambient lighting powder, blush and bronzer in it that I purchase from a past Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I’ve been using it all summer and I’ve barely made a dent in it! These powders are beautiful, look natural on the skin, not makeup-y and are a great investment because they are lasting me a long time.  I would repurchase these in the future.  The full size products are a better value, but I am not anti mini size. Some times you don’t want to invest the money into a full size you won’t use up and minis are perfect for that.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder $22-$46

Hourglass Lighting Blush Collection $24-$38

Hourglass Lighting Bronzer $24-$50

Sephora Collection has some great underrated products.  I love the variety of shades and formulas offered in the Lipstories Collection and check out the price! These remind me of the NARS lipsticks which are more than 3 times the prices.  The foot mask has become an essential for me. Tip: the foot mask works much better if you have use a foot peel, then use the mask to maintain results.

Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick $8.00

Sephora Collection Foot Mask $5.00

One last recommendation:

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I was quite surprised at how much I ended up liking the Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow palettes, $27. I had purchased the original Rose Gold palette and returned it because I found it to be of poor quality. It didn’t last until lunch time on my eyes! I took a chance and purchased both the Smoky and the Coral and I love them.  I think the price is reasonable for 9 shades and I like the compact size.

So what’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

FAQ’s on the sale from Sephora’s announcement:

“What is the Beauty Insider Appreciation Event?

This is a special event to celebrate our Beauty Insiders and the recent changes to the Beauty Insider program. This promo is a great excuse to splurge, restock favorites, and start stocking up on fall newness.

What’s the offer?

Rouge gets 20% off, VIB gets 15% off and Insiders save 10%. Plus, Rouge (we see you!) gets to shop early before VIB and Insider.

What if I like to order online?

That’s cool. You can redeem the offer on both US and CA sites. Please note that online orders are one time use however you are welcome to shop as frequently as you’d like in-store.

Can I redeem the offer more than once?

Online you may redeem the offer one time but if you forget something the first time around, don’t even stress. The offer can be used as many times as you want in-store.

What’s my code to shop?

You can shop one time online with your code below based on your tier:

Rouge: YESROUGE

VIB: YESVIB

Insider: YESINSIDER

You can also bring your barcode into store to use as many times as you want. Check your email to get your store barcode!

Dates, please?

Rouge: Fri 8/24 – Mon 9/3

VIB and Insider: Thurs 8/30 – Mon 9/3

Wait, why are the dates split?

As a benefit of our top tier of membership, Rouge gets to shop the event early.

Is this offer available in Canada?

Yes! Some Canada stores may be closed on Mon 9/3 for Labor Day so be sure to call your store for holiday hours and closures.

What about Sephora inside JCPenney?

The offer is valid in Sephora inside JCPenney stores however, the offer is not valid on jcp.com.

Are there any exclusions?

In one word, yes. In lots of words: The offer cannot be applied to previous purchases, gift cards, Flash shipping or PLAY! by Sephora subscriptions, or combined with any other promotional offers. Not valid on purchases of Dyson, customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service. Clients are limited to three Drunk Elephant-branded items per transaction and three Tatcha-branded items per transaction. Merchandise quantities may be limited, see store for details.”

ULTA

ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Starts September 2, 2018 (8/29 Update — Hot Buys, Weekly Beauty Deals, Online Only & Platinum Perks added)

UPDATE 8/29: Added Online Only and Platinum Perk deals

UPDATE 8/28: Added Hot Buys (both skincare & makeup) plus Weekly Beauty deals from ULTA Beauty Collection

Our favorite ULTA event is almost upon us. 21 Days of Beauty features daily beauty steals from our favorite brands with up to 50% off popular products.  Below you will find a list of each days offer.  Please check back as I will be adding to this post as more details come available.   I will also be adding swatches, recommendations and tips over the next two weeks.

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Online event calendar can be found here (it’s LIVE)

~LIVE as of 8/29~ Check back for an updated post once the online calendar is released.  I anticipate that will be around August 28 or August 29, 2018.  This will include the online only deals and platinum perks.

The fun begins on September 2, 2018 and each offer is only good for one day available in store or online unless otherwise specified.

September 2

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer $17

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser $14

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum $32.50

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palettes

 

September 3

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner $11

Proactiv 3-Step System $25

ONLINE ONLY: Philosophy Time in a Bottle 100% In-Control Resist Renew Repair Serum $38

ONLINE ONLY PLATINUM PERK: LANCÔME Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm $32.50

September 4

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter $20.50

Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser $7.50

ONLINE ONLY: Butter London Lip Glaze $9.50

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off EYEKO mascara

September 5

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola & Hoola Lite Matte Bronzing Powder $15

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels $7.50

ONLINE ONLY: JUICE BEAUTY PHYTO-PIGMENTS Illuminating Primer $18

ONLINE ONLY: Kopari Beauty Save Face Oil $22

September 6

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint $10

Murad Age Reform Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture $37.50

BEAUTYBLENDER Blendercleanser solid $8

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off PÜR masks

September 7

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara $12.50

Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ 50% off

ONLINE ONLY: Clinique Blended Face Powder & Brush $13.50

September 8

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Pencil $11.50

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Clay Mask $17.50

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off OFRA Hightlighters

September 9

BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder $11

It Brushes for ULTA Velvet Luxe Brush Collection $12-$27

Exuviance Age Reverse HydraFirm $39

ONLINE ONLY PLATINUM PERK: 50% off select MAC Girl Palettes

September 10

Stila One Step Primers $18

Estée Lauder DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24 Hour Moisture Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 $17

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off All FLESH Highlighters

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off Beauty by PopSugar All Lip

September 11

Buxom Cosmetics Plumpline Lip Liner $8.50

Lancome Cils Booster XL Vitamin Infused Mascara Primer $12.75

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off Mally Beauty Mallywood Collection

 

September 12

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme $14

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder $13.50

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off LORAC Mascaras

ONLINE ONLY: ST. TROPEZ Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Body Lotion $15

 

September 13

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer $19.50

Clarisonic Cleansing Brush Heads $13.50-$16

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off Velour Lashes

 

September 14

It Cosmetics Brow Pencil Universal Eyebrow Pencil $12

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel $19

ONLINE ONLY: Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick $9

 

September 15

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara $11

Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara $11

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum $22.50

ONLINE ONLY: CoverFX Perfect Setting Powder $17.50

ONLINE ONLY: Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream $27.50

September 16

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette $24.00

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar $19.50

ONLINE ONLY PLATINUM PERK: Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil $12

September 17

Becca Evermatte Foundation Poreless Primer $19

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser $10

Laura Geller Liquid Foundation 50% off

ONLINE ONLY: STRIVECTIN Advanced Acid Rehydrate + Replump Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum $39.50

September 18

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Busy Gal BROWS Tinted Brow Gel $9

SeroVital hgh Dietary Supplement $49.50

ONLINE ONLY: Nudestix Concealer Stick $12

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off Cargo All Lip

September 19

Mac Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara $12

Juice Beauty Skincare Kits $20-$26

ONLINE ONLY: 50% off Discover Skincare Brands

September 20

Cover FX Glitter Drops & Custom Enhancer Drops $21

Origins Morning Must Haves $12

ONLINE ONLY: IT BRUSHES FOR ULTA Airbrush Buffing Foundation Brush #110 $12

ONLINE ONLY: Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 $38.50

September 21

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer $16

Clinique Moisture Surge $9.50

ONLINE ONLY: Dermadoctor Kakadu C High Potency Evening Oil $37

ONLINE ONLY: Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Gels $25

September 22

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray $16

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream $24

ONLINE ONLY: BUXOM Va-Va-PLUMP Shiny Liquid Lipstick $10

Hot Buys (valid 9/2-9/22 or while supplies last)

Bareminerals skincare $13-$45 (reg $18-$60)

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour kit & Spotlight palettes $21 each (reg $35 each)

PÜR PRO Eyelashes & PRO Lash Glue $4-$8 (reg $8-$14)

Julep Eyeshadow 101 Créme to PowderEeyeshadow Stick + Smudger $11 (reg $18)

Tarte PRO GLow Highlight & Contour Palette $27 (reg $45)

Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer $19 (reg $32)

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape foundation, Matte & Hydrating formula $23 each (reg $39)

*GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Free gift with any Tarte purchase of $39 or more!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios $18 each (reg $30)

Beauty by Popsugar Sweet Stx Satin Matte Lip Color $12 (reg $20)

Laura Geller New York Life Glows On! Illuminator Palette $17 (reg $29)

Lipstick Queen Lipstick Chess $14 (reg $24)

Butter London Mascaras $12 (reg $20)

Mally Evercolor Shadow Sticks Extra (matte or shimmer) $15 (reg $25)

Dose of Colors Lip Gloss $10 (reg $17)

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash 8oz $26 (reg $38)

Peter Thomas Roth Max Correction Pads 60 ct $28 (reg $40)

Dr. Brandt No More Baggage 0.5 oz $29 (reg $42)

Dr Brandt No More Baggage 0.23 oz $15 (reg $22)

Algenist Concentrated Reconstructing Serum $58 (reg $98)

Strivectin Power Starters Age-Fighting Trio $57 (reg $85)

Exuviance Age Reverse Toning Neck Cream 4.4 oz $55 (reg $79)

Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence 3.4 oz $34 (reg $49)

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Products $13-$29 (reg $19-$42)

Perricone MD Daily Essentials $35 (reg $59)

Meaningful Beauty Cindy Crawford Glycolic Treatment Pads $28 (reg $48)

Weekly Beauty Deals on Ulta Beauty Collection

9/2-9/8

$4 each — Liquid Lipsticks (reg $9), Liquid Concealers (reg $9), Eyeshadow (reg $8.50)

$3 each — Bath Bomb (reg $7)

9/9-9/15

$7 each — Foundation Sticks (reg $14), Makeup Setting Spray (reg $10), Makeup Brushes (reg $10-$20)

$4 each — Moisturizing Body Lotion & Wash (reg $9.50), Fragrance Body Mist (reg $9.50)

9/16-9/22

$5 each — Flushed Blush (reg $10), Brow Pencils (reg $10), Mascara (reg $10.50)

$3 each — Hand Soap (reg $6)

So what do you think of this year’s offers?  What’s on your list to purchase?  I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.

Thanks for reading.

Ashley

Offers are subject to change and I am not responsible for printed errors.

*Post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase items using my links at no additional cost to you. If you choose to use my links, thank you for supporting my blog and Instagram account. All products featured were purchased with my own money and this post is not sponsored.

Thanks to @ouradventurebook.15 for the help with Hot Buys & Weekly Beauty Deals!

Source: Allure.com via @hotfire.makeup