Going Crazy in Ulta – Blogmas 2014

I’m sure my definition of “going crazy” in a store is a bit different from everyone else’s, but for the sake of argument, I went crazy in Ulta this evening. Don’t you just love when you go in for one thing, and leave with six? Happy Haul-idays to me!

I went up the highway a bit to go to my preferred Target (I am a nut, I know), and I had no idea that there was an Ulta across the street from it this whole time! My old office in Austin was across the street from an Ulta, so needless to say I got quite used to popping in there after work on the reg. It has been a struggle not knowing where to find one for the past 3 months…
I went in looking for a nice/cheap lip liner to go with a new wintery, wine colored lipstick that I just received in the mail. I immediately headed towards the NYX section, as they do quite a good job with lip products. I picked out “Auburn” and really like how it pairs with my new lipstick (I’ll have another post about that soon).
I noticed that my face was looking a bit haggard – which might have something to do with the fact I’ve been basically out of my Laura Mercier powder for a few weeks now, but have refused to stop trying to use it. I’ve had amazing experiences with other IT Cosmetics face products before, so I am excited to try out their “Celebration Foundation Illuminator Powder”. It is described as a full coverage, anti-aging, brightening foundation. I chose the “Light” shade.
I’ve also been on the hunt for a new mascara for a while now. All this Seattle mist has had me in need of something a bit different. I tried the waterproof formulation of a drugstore mascara that I liked before, but found it to be too hard to remove at the end of the day. After picking up the much raved about “Lights, Camera, FLASHES” mascara by Tarte, the staff recommended that I check out the Per-fékt “Lash Perfection Gel”. Two people just went crazy over it, telling me that it is oil free, contains hyaluronic acid (my favorite thing), has lash building fibers, and is even water resistant! Whaaaaaa? Sounds pretty per-fekt to me 🙂 I can’t wait to share my results. 
I received a free gift with my purchase of the Per-fékt mascara – their Radiant Skin Perfecting Gel. Sounds like a good thing.
Lastly, I felt the need to pick up Tarte’s “Park Avenue Princess” Bronzer, almost purely because Ingrid Nilsen bought it. I know, I know….
…. but I really did need some new bronzer. Since it is the middle of the grey Seattle winter, I’m not even pretending to be tan. However, I do like to use some bronzer to do some light contouring, and needed a matte shade to do so properly. I picked up the Matte Waterproof version, even though the shimmer looked so nice… Decisions are hard sometimes.
Hope that you enjoyed this haul! Let me know if there are any products that I just need to try 🙂

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