Beauty Reviews, Becca, Laura Geller, Too Faced, Urban Decay

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!


Beauty Reviews, Stila

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Review

I got the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina sample in my August Birchbox. This creamy matte is quite nice but I’m still on the fence about mattes for me.


What’s to love?

Stila makes an amazing matte liquid lipstick. This one smells like cookies and the cream goes on super smooth. The color pigmentation is a deep rosy shade and goes on with no transparency or streaks.

The doe foot applicator is a great quality with plenty of fluff for flawless application.


However I just can’t decide if the matte lipsticks are for me. I like the look but now that I’ve been using the ones I have I feel like they are drying to my lips ver times.

Being over 40 I think I do prefer the more moisturizing like the Clinique Long Last. I’m still going to continue to try the mattes, but I’m not sure they are my favorites. Anyone else have any insight into matte vs moisturize?

Beauty Reviews, Birchbox

August 2016 Birchbox Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the August 2106 Birchbox today.


I was so excited to get my August Birchbox today! I love the pretty geometric box and the haul is super exciting in this one!

Here’s what I got in the August 2016 Birchbox!


MannaKadar Cosmetics  – This one is a bit odd because the Birchbox card says this is The Day Dream Palette but the back of the product says Fantasy which I think is this. Either way I love it! You can use it as a blush, highlighter or eyeshadow. It’s super shimmery and and lightweight. I can wait to use this tomorrow.


Beauty Protector Oil – I can’t find a website for this product so I think it could be a Birchbox exclusive. It’s supposed to give hair “serious shine” and protect from UV rays. It smells really nice, like a warm vanilla and I’m excited to try this one out.


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – I’ve been wanted to try Stila but my Sephora budget is maxed this month so I was thrilled to get a sample of the All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina which is a rosy pink. This product smells amazing, like sugar cookies and I can’t wait to get it on my lips. I’ll be sure to review this one soon.


Skin Food Black Sugar Mask – As you can see from my blog I love a good skin mask so I am so excite to try this one from Skin Food. I might just try this exfoliating mask tonight. It’s got a light caramel scent which is nice.


R+Co BADLANDS Dry Shampoo Paste – Finally I got another hair product. The Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste looks really neat. The R+Co says this product is “One part dry shampoo, one part styling paste and 100% badass on days when you want to add texture and hold to slept-on hair.” I’m so on board with this! I also love the smell, it’s a cross between sea salt, maybe lime and perhaps what Johnny Depp smells like!

Overall I give the August Birchbox a 10 because not only will I try every product they all smell amazing too which is so cool to have 5 out of 5 that smell so good.