Ulta 21 Days Of Beauty Top Picks & Wish List

I just got my Ulta flyer in the mail and I get giddy when Ulta runs the 21 Days of Beauty sale and there’s a new one starting March 19th, 2017 and I wanted to shared my top picks and wish list.

Each day From March 19th to April 8th Ulta offers a new pick for up to 50% off. Here’s a few items I own and love that are going to be on sale. Ulta does state that quantities are limited, no rain checks and 2 per customer.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush – This lightweight blush from Too Faced is so soft and pretty. This is the How Deep Is Your Love shade. On sale at Ulta on March 19th for $13

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter – The BECCA Backlight Priming Filter is one of my favorite products for “over 40” skin. It gives me great moisture and a luminous look. On sale at Ulta on March 26th for $19

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – I got the sample sized of the Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten last year in grapefruit and I really want the full-sized one. On sale at Ulta on March 29h for $14

I also have a bunch of things on my wish list.

Here are the products that I want to pick up from the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale…

  • March 27th – It Cosmetics Airbrish Smoothing Foundation Brush #102 for $11
  • April 1st – It Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ for $17.50
  • April 2nd – Urban Decay Perversion Mascara for $11

From the Hot Buys…

  • Lorac Pro Matt Lip Color for $11
  • Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette for $16
  • Lipstick Queen Saint or Sinner Lipstick for $14

I also have a YouTub video of my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty favs!


L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Detox & Brighten Charcoal Clay Mask Review

I’m on a roll today with the masks! Last night I used the L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask and it just didn’t work for me, the scent was way to strong and floral. So today I decided to test out the black charcoal L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Detox & Brighten Clay Mask and I love it!

I have always been a fan of charcoal masks and this one is amazing. It also just goes to show that you should test out all three of these L”Oreal masks to find the one that works for you.

What’s to love?

The Detox & Brighten is just what I love in a mask. The scent is much lighter than the Exfoliate & Refining Mask. It does have a very light fresh/earthy/floral scent but I like it.

It was easy to spread the thick black creamy mask on my face and as it dried I could feel it tightening and it had that cracking effect that I love. I could feel this mask working if that makes sense. Once the mask was dry (it took 10 minutes) I washed it off with a wash cloth and warm water.

I really loved the results of this mask. I’m not sure if you can see in the photo but my face was clean, dry and smooth with no reddness. I really do feel like I had a detox treatment and I think my skin looks brighter.

Overall I love theDetox & Brighten mask and am definitely going to get the full-sized product.

Right after application, after 10 minutes, after removal.

Price: $12.99

Laura Geller Best Of Baked Palette

I am a huge fan of the Laura Geller Baked collection so when I saw this Laura Geller Best Of Baked Palette I had to pick it up.

This palette kind of reminds me of ice cream, you get 1 highlighter, 1 foundation, 1 blush and 3 eyeshadows in the palette including:

Baked Highlighter in ‘Golden Rose’ -This light foundation color looks luminous and beautiful. I use it on my forehead, cheeks and nose. It’s lightweight and non-oily.


Baked Balance-n-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation’ in ‘Medium – I love this multi-tone foundation. It works great above my cheeks.


Baked Blush-n-Brighten in ‘Pink Buttercream’ – This blush is perfect! It’s “Infused with swirls of liquid pigments” and works great on my fair skin.


I swatched these colors below. They are light but luminous and look amazing on my face.


You also get 3 Baked Eyeshadows  in Guava, Sand, Cocoa. They eye shadow shades are on the light side but they have amazing shimmer and shine. The first shade, Guava is my favorite of the three.


Overall I highly recommend the Laura Geller Baked line to anyone who a loves light shimmery look.

Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Champagne Review

I got this 1 oz. sample size of the Laura Geller  Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Champagne from Ulta with a purchase and I am super impressed. I surely need a good spackle lately!


What’s to love?

When you’re over 40 you’re always on the look-up for products that smooth and brighten skin and I think I’ve found one that works for me in the Laura Geller Spackle.

This oil-free, unscented primer is light beige with a hint of shimmer. I apply a thin layer on my face before applying my make-up and it does give me a nice healthy glow without being too shiny or slick. It also feels very moisturizing on my face. It it formulated with White Tea, Centella Asiatica and Aloe Vera Gel and it’s Made in the USA which I love.

It also does a great job at covering my dark circles which I need!

Laura Geller also has a cool Spackle Finder http://www.laurageller.com/spackle-formula-finder on their website. I’d also like to try the Control Oil and Shine formula.


Price: $32 for 2 oz.


Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Pink Grapefruit Review

A few days ago Ulta send me an e-mail to come into the store for a free gift with purchase. I got the Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Pink Grapefruit and I love it!


What’s to love?

I’ve been wanting to try the Laura Geller Baked Blush for awhile now and I am so thrilled with the results. This blush is a beautiful pinky-orange marble color that is definitely warm.

However what I really like about this blush is the texture. Sometimes a blush is so hard in the pan you get very little product on your face. This one is a lot looser (but not a powder) so you get a ton of product on the brush, you just have to do a little blending to get it perfect.

This blush looks so smooth and pretty on my face as it’s a bit shimmery too. I love that it makes me glow, great for us girls over 40 who need a little extra glow in our lives. I  really want to try Pink Buttercream next.

This product also has zero scent and is Made in Italy. The Full-Sized product is $28.

Also check out my 2017 Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Video. You can buy the Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten for $14 on March 29th 2017.