During spring break last week, I did a bit of ordering from ULTA. To be honest, up until that point I didn’t even know ULTA existed until a sales flyer came with the Sunday paper. I saw they had some competitive prices compared to Sephora, especially in terms of their store brand, so I’d thought I’d try them out.
I had been wanting to order the Naked 1 Palette from Urban Decay, but I saw that ULTA had a coupon and a free sample when you ordered through them. I couldn’t help but add a few extra items to my cart.
First up is obviously the fabulous Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette ($50), which I posted a bit about yesterday. I used it yesterday for the first time, and as ridiculous at it sounds I was a little nervous about breaking in a new palette. This is the first real palette I’ve had, and it has a great reputation. It’s silly, but this palette is some serious makeup business.
I will say that it is definitely as fabulous as everyone says. The pigmentation is very high. It also came with a free bottle of sample eye primer, which I haven’t tried yet.
I also ordered some bareMinerals blush in Vintage Peach ($19). As some of you may know, I am a big fan of the bareMinerals brand, so I am definitely excited to try out this blush. I’ll be doing a review of it in the upcoming weeks.
For the past few weeks or so, I have been using CoverGirl Cheekers blush, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I’ve been breaking out right along the area where I had been applying it. I’m pretty sure this is just unique to my skin because a lot of people use this blush and love it.
Next up is Essence Get BIG! Lashes Waterproof Mascara (on sale for $2.99). I’ve never used waterproof mascara before, so we’ll see how this goes. I haven’t used this yet, but my first impression was DANG! This is a big freaking brush. I have small hands, but this brush is huge! It is going to be interesting to use. I’ll let you know the final verdict.
And of course, it wouldn’t quite be a real Sam blog post without some nail polish. I picked up both of these ULTA Salon Formula Nail Lacquers ($1.99 each) in a Base Coat and Sun of a Gun. I’ve used the base coat, and it’s quick dry and so far it has seemed to be a good base coat.
I bought the orange for summer because what is summer without some nice bright nail shades? I am getting a little antsy for the warmer months, especially because it’s still in the lower 40’s here in Maryland.
The order also came with a free sample of Urban Decay Beauty Balm. I did a quick swatch, and it matches, but oh my god, this product is very scented. I really have a phobia about highly scented face products, so I definitely won’t be using this. It has a very odd chemically smell.
I also got two fragrance samples from Juicy Couture and Dolce & Gabanna. I haven’t used perfume much. I have always been a body spray and scented body lotions girl, so we’ll see how I like using perfume.
What products did you pick up this weekend? Have you ever shopped at ULTA? Do you use perfume or have any good recommendations?