ULTA – SALE OF THE SEASON!!!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I am so excited to tell you about this huge sale Ulta is having! I went there yesterday and a lot of their items are Buy One, Get One 50% Off! I may have gone a smidge overboard since I did spend $40.00 but I got my money’s worth because I waited and saved over $50.00.

I purchased from Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco line and got myself the intense moisture treatment and conditioner and the Ulta Freshwater Mist Sugar Scrub. You can click on any of those pink words to get my full review on them!

Seriously, this is the best deal ever because everything is basically Buy One, Get One 50% Off. I bought the conditioner at 13.99 for Buy One, Get One 50% Off because it is the large bottle and they normally don’t sell those at my regular drugstores. The intense moisture treatment was $7.99 for Buy One, Get One 50% Off. The sugar scrub ended up being Buy 2, Get 2 FREE!!! Yes! I think that was the best deal because the scrub, after calculations, is only $6.00 a piece. Normally, the scrub is $12.00 and it does so many wonders to help remove dead skin without drying you out!

So, now that you have read this, I hope I made sense and go get yourself some amazing products at Ulta! If I was a billionaire, I probably would have bought all of their Organix Argan Oil of Morocco line because I love it that much!

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Ulta Freshwater Mist Sugar Scrub

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Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and there is something about sugar scrubs that I have always wanted to try. I know that The Body Shop makes some but none of their scents call out to me, not to mention that they cost much more. I shop at Ulta frequently so when I saw that they had their own line, I jumped.

Packaging: I like that this is more compact than most but if you are in tight quarters this can be a bit on the large side.

Durability: I love that this scrubs my dry, dead skin away from my body. I don’t think that it lasts, smell wise, too long out of the shower but I don’t lather my body in this since I want to get the most time out of this product and use it sparingly.

Pigmentation: Blue like the sky reflecting on the ocean! I love the pigmentation of this and when you apply it the blue is nonexistent. The exfoliating beads are rough but if you apply sparingly you won’t rub your hands the wrong way if you have hands that break out in dry patches.

Budget: A solid $12 and if you become an Ulta Rewards member you can get coupons in the mail and get $3.50 off a $10 purchase! Sometimes coupons will come in that are $5 off of $10!

 

St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I have mentioned this product on multiple occassions. I love this stuff so much! I can honestly say that this helped me clear my face up without the exfoliating beads/rocks cutting me. This product is one of a couple St. Ives products that I have used to defeat my acne. If you need a lighter version that doesn’t have as harsh of a texture because you have sensitive skin, I would go with the one that has “Fresh Skin” as the label rather than the “Naturally Clear”.

Packaging: I like it, I haven’t had any problems and I feel that this is really easy to get the product out. The end bit is kind of hard to get the product out but it just needs a little more squeezing.

Pigmentation: A light peach color that has exfoliating rocks inside.

Budget: Affordable and about the same price as Clean and Clear which is what I used to buy before I realized that it never did anything for my skin (not to be mean, it just didn’t work out for my skin). I would say this product ranges from $4.99-$6.00 depending on where you go.

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ShopaHAULic 28!!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I am so excited for this haul because these are all items I have wanted to use for a while now, for the most part. All items were purchased from Target.

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St. Ives Even and Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub. I wanted to try this out because I have a lot of acne scarring on my cheeks so I am hoping that this helps it look less like craterville and smooth like how it feels. Neutrogena Acne Wash. I believe this was on sale too and I have been using the St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser which works great but can dry my skin out after a long time so I am hoping that this won’t dry my skin out and will also help reduce the redness on my skin. Tide to go pen. I got a stain on a white dress of mine and I had never gotten one of these. Thankfully the stain came out without the help of this pen but I just want to be extra ready next time.

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Yes to Grapefruit Lip Balm because it was on sale and I like this scent compared to the other Yes to products.

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e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush. I have always wanted a stipping brush because it works so well when I watch youtube videos so I want to see how well it really works. e.l.f. Smudge Brush. I always have a hard time smudging my lower lash line so I wanted something to help with that.

Products Worth The Money

Hello Shopaholics, Tiffany here, and it has been WAY too long since I have gotten a chance to update you all on everything. However, I would like you all to be able to read what I have found these past couple of months and I think is totally worth your money. *I am NOT sponsored by any of these companies.

St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Cleanser: http://www.stives.com/product/detail/357498/blemish-control-green-tea-cleanser

Price: Varies by Location

I cannot tell you how happy I am to have found this product. I love green tea so when I stumbled upon this along with two other products I was ecstatic. This cleanser is light, smells great, and clarifies skin. The only bad thing I would have to say is that it dried out my skin really badly after my acne had gotten drastically better so I would not recommend using this every day if you have normal skin with no acne. I have stopped using it for a little but I think I am going to start again during the new year about twice a week or when I feel my skin is full of gunk. Also, this reduces redness!!

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub: http://www.stives.com/product/detail/357491/blemish-control-apricot-scrub

Price: Varies by Location

Best scrub I have used by far and one I will be sticking with. I love the way that it just scrubs everything away and makes your skin feel fresh and plump. You can definitely use it every day if you wish because it isn’t as abrasive as most scrubs.

St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub: http://www.stives.com/product/detail/357505/blemish-control-green-tea-scrub

Price: Varies by Location

Okay, last one, I swear. This scrub is probably my least favorite but it nonetheless works great and cleans out my skin quick. Apart from that I have to say that the scrub is fine and gritty and it burns if you have cuts on your hands. I also think that this scrub is one that you would have to get used to but if you would rather have a gritty scrub I would go for this one. But, seriously, if you have intense acne this may sting the face but it should reduce a lot of acne that you have, it did for me.

Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer: http://www.sephora.com/instant-moisturizer-P276329?skuId=1259621

Price: $12.00-$22.00

Seriously the best moisturizer I have EVER tried. My skin has recently gotten less oily and more dry and I believe that is due to the weather but I am unsure. I have also stopped receiving acne in heavy doses or at all really *knock on wood!* and it has been great. This smells great and applies and blends well into the skin and I can definitely feel it working. The only problem, if any, would be that there is no SPF so it wouldn’t be wise to wear this out when the sun is beating down since it provides no protection.

Smashbox BB Cream: http://www.smashbox.com/product/6032/21835/Face/SMASHBOX-CAMERA-READY-BB-CREAM-BROAD-SPECTRUM-SPF-35/Studio-Artist-Favorite/index.tmpl

Price: $39.00

I didn’t actually pay for this one, my sister got it for me and it matched my skin color perfectly! I found that by wearing this my redness went away and it blended in really nicely. I still have to use concealer some times for ongoing blemishes but that is normal. I have to say that this is the best foundation I have used by far and it usually stays matte on my skin.

That is all folks! I hope that you enjoyed this and that you enjoy the last hours of 2013! See you in 2014!!!