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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rave for ULTA

So I have to admit that I have a problem and that I am a cosmetics and product junky.  I love beautifying myself and getting goodies to use when I want to beautify.  I am in the process of being more simple and trading out my favorite brands which were Chanel, Lancome, and other high end and expensive brands.  Since I am a stay at home mom I just could no longer afford $200 jars of face cream.

What I have found is that the ULTA line of cosmetics is cheap but very high quality.  I was an employee of Sephora and I never liked their store brand.  I still drool every time that I walk into a Sephora and love the brands that they carry more than those that are carried at ULTA but I find that I can no longer afford those indulgences since I am no longer working.  What I have found though is that ULTA satisfies my craving for high end cosmetics and products and offers me tons of options that I love.

I just had to rave a bit because there are such awesome sales going on at ULTA right now.  I actually had been talking to my other half about how I want to reorganize my diaper bag and have everything ready to go instead of having to pack and unpack it all of the time.  So I have been wanting to buy some second products to have a small "to go" make up bag.  I am going to share all of the details of my diaper bag makeover after I get some goodies that are on their way to me.  I am excited to unveil this to you and show you all of the things that I want to accomplish and how neat and organized I can be.

Anyways I was able to just purchase foundation, powder, concealor, mouse blush, 2 eyeliners, mascara, and lip gloss for just $31.50.  Yes this was a huge sale.  It would have normally been a lot more and I was able to use a savings code to get free shipping.  I was so excited b/c I thought that I was going to have to wait a while to order the make up that I wanted.  Now I have it all on my way.  One of my next big projects is to go through all of my make up and organize it so that it is no longer a disaster or hard to find things.  I am excited to get this done and have all of my goodies available to me.

My next list of beauty purchases includes all new face care.  I want a morning cleanser, night time cleanser, mist--one of the things for my diaper bag make over, moisturizer for day, moisturizer for night, night time serum, treatment for my redness, eye cream, mask, exfoliator, and toner.  I think that I am going to try the following items.  If you have any experience with them or any feedback then I would appreciate hearing from you so that I can make sure that I get something that I like.

Morning Cleanser--Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Cleanser
Night Cleanser--So Totally Deep Pore Cleanser
Mist--Thermal Spring Water Facial Mist
Day Moisturizer (SPF is necessary here)--Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Sensitive Skin Daily Calming Moisturizer SPF 30
Night Moisturizer--Liquid Oxygen Anti Acne Facial Moisturizer
Night Serum--ULTA Daily Renewing Face Serum (my big splurge on the list!)
Redness Treatment--Rosacea Treatment Gel
Eye Cream--Yes to Cucumbers I love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
Mask--Deep Down Detox Cleansing Mask
Toner--Liquid Oxygen Facial Toner

The best part of all of these is that the total cost is going to be right around $100 my old skin care regime was no where near this cheap.  In fact a couple of the products were more than the total on their own.  I am hoping that the results will be what I am looking for but in the end I know that I can not buy my old favorite creams and potions so I have to be willing to try something new and something else.  I am going to watch for sales but am a bit bummed that I don't have the money now b/c there are some good sales and I could get it all for about $90 shipped to me so I would save quite a bit.  I would even get some additional products when I save the money.  :)

Oh well, so is the life of the mom.

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