What’s new at Ulta – August 2018

Here are the new items currently at your local Ulta stores. Let’s also check out what the reviews are saying also: So, the first thing I was thinking when I heard about this product release was, ‘Is this a play on the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara’? But…then they made these claims and then I was like ‘here we go’…..     I mean, excuse me NARS…are we playing the percentage game also? A while back, Too Faced cosmetics got called out for doing somewhat of the same but it came down to how to determine the percentage and it was just all a bit odd and turned some customers a bit off. Anyway, on the the reviews so far: 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐 Nothing, so far. I guess because the product is so new, there are no reviews on Ulta’s website yet but….. usually there are a lot of makeup lovers, waiting for a product to be released so they can give

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Laura Mercier….get real!

Okay so this post may be a bit touchy but, whatever, right? Anyone that has been in the makeup world for a while or has had their makeup done by professionals over the years can tell you that the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder is the standard. For some magical reason, it seems that no matter how good you are at doing your makeup, this translucent setting powder takes your beauty game to the next level. Even if you did not know what it was, you’ve seen the container. It seems that when you buy this powder, it lasts forever. Here’s a photo of it: Yes. There she is  ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑  The magical, unicorn dandruff called Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. Sigh……. Well, what you are also likely to know, or after you take a trip to stores that carry this voodoo in a plastic container, is that its expensive too! Weighing into your purse at a whooping $38.00, it has been often

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Who are they: Note Cosmetics

     Ever had someone tell you something or you read something and its frankness left you with the ‘slapped across the face’ or ‘wakeup’ moment? Yeah, that’s what came to mind when I read Note Cosmetics’ slogan. Here it is:       Like gurl…..had me shook. SHOOK 😶 .  Now that is one heck of a statement to uphold and who is all for low prices is me! I’m looking forward to trying Note Cosmetics and I was curious as to what others feel about the products they have available. While Note Cosmetics is available at Ulta.com, let’s check out a few of their products from their home website:       Okay, this company is originally from Instabul, Turkey, providing its consumers with cruelty-free and dermatologist-tested makeup products. Note Cosmetics also says: ALL of our products are: •       Enriched with essential oils and vitamins •       Paraben free •       Environmentally friendly •       Dermatologically tested •       Cruelty free and never

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Who are they: Soap & Glory

When I first saw the Facebook page to Soap & Glory, it gave me instant ‘fun’ vibes. With its white and pink base platform, the website gives off this 1950’s-Betty Page-fun-bubblegum-bad girl vibe and it only makes me want to stroll through the website further. Soap & Glory is a beauty company consisting of makeup, skincare, and beauty products. Here are some: Oh my goodness, don’t you just love the pun-play with the words? Its makes to company seem so quirky and vibrant. Created by a group of geniuses in 2006 in the wonderful lands of England, this company has spread all over the world like you would not believe, showing up everywhere right here in the United States. Can’t find their store? Don’t worry about it, they are in Ulta, Target, Walgreens, Sephora, Walmart, Amazon……need I say more? Gurl, you gotta check them out ✨

Skin repair at night 🌜😴

    Now, we spend lots of time talking about what’s top-rated in the makeup realm, but have you thought about what you are doing to repair your skin at night? Here are some of the really nice recovery products that are out there for your skin.                                                      

⭐️Top-rated⭐️ Concealers under $10!

    Look, we are NOT trying to spend a ton of money for makeup! There….someone had to say it so….you are welcome, lol. But truly, no one wants to spend tons of money on their makeup products and found out as they age, they need additional ones. For me, I learned that concealer is my new friend for the fine lines that have appeared on my face over the years. Frown lines, smiles lines, dark under-eye circles…..they are all apart of life. NOW….let’s show you quality products for cheap!                                                

Who Are They: DHC Beauty

     For the past couple years, Asian-orginated skincare products have gradually become accepted into the American beauty community….most with help of course. Let me give you a brief example:      Seen these skincare products before? Maybe in your local Ulta store or reviewed by your favorite beauty guru on YouTube? Well, this is a Korean-based company that has been introduced and accepted by Americans all over. Here’s another that I actually did not know was an Asian-based company that has spread and now has locations here in the United States:       DHC is a skincare company from Japan in which the founder, Yoshida, traveled abroad to educate himself and learn ways to fuse olive oils in Spain with herbs from Japan. He also gained additional education on skincare in Europe.      DHC has now expanded to the United States by way of California and has been apart of the mainstream skincare community for some time now.

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