A few days ago, I published my first ever Anti-Haul where I listed a few products/brands I won’t be spending my money on. As I was scrolling through Sephora, Ulta, and numerous Instagram pages to remind myself which products I wasn’t going to bother with, I was left drooling over holiday makeup items I’m eager to get my hands on. Moreover, Sephora’s annual VIB Sale is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to share my wish list and get recommendations from all of you!
Most of these are new launches for Holiday 2017 and some products may be new releases or products I just haven’t got to trying yet. Nevertheless, the makeup industry has left me wishing I had a few thousand bucks to spare on the following products.
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As a beauty enthusiast, I love trying makeup in all price ranges – luxury, high end, and drugstore. As much as I love me some luxurious and prestige beauty products, I am a huge fan of affordable makeup. Why spend $30 on a primer when you can find something that does a wonderful job for just a few bucks? Also, it’s great to be able to find affordable dupes of pricey items we’re unable to get our hands on or reason to purchase. Moreover, if you’re new to makeup or wanting to experiment with certain types of products and shades, it’s always great to test out affordable items before taking the splurge on high end products.
That being said, I wanted to share affordable beauty brands I absolutely love. Not only do these brands have great prices but the quality of many of their items are incredible for the cost, some even perform better than products that cost double, triple, even quadruple the price! Like any other brand, these do have products that didn’t work for me so I’ll be sharing a few misses along with the hits.
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My first ever anti-haul! The beauty industry is constantly growing and new products are being released left and right, it’s nearly impossible to catch up! That being said, I feel there are quite a few products that are hyped up so much when the products themselves don’t seem appealing, innovative, etc. Moreover, I know it’s “just makeup” but there are a few brands I refuse to support for various reasons..when you see the names, you’ll more than likely know why. If you don’t, you’re welcome to google it and see why – I’m just one of many who have the similar feelings!
Just to be clear, if I mention a single product that doesn’t mean I dislike the brand whatsoever. Every brand has hits and misses, I’m just sharing the products I feel aren’t worth purchasing for MY own needs.
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NYX Cosmetics recently released a new collection of their liquid cream lipsticks as their Luv Out Loud Campaign where they partnered with makeup artist Angel Merino. According to an article I found on Byrdie, NYX Cosmetics already donated $6,000 to charity and will be donating another $10,000 another charity chosen by the winner of a sweepstake they held.
These velvet matte lip creams are exclusive to Ulta and are $6.99 a piece. HOWEVER, all NYX Cosmetics is marked down 30% until 9/30/2017 making these $4.89 a piece! Plus shipping is free for orders $35+ for a limited time! If you haven’t grabbed these yet, now is a great time to check them out!
The title says it all. And when I say for all things beauty, I really do mean it! Not only do I get most of my makeup and skincare from Ulta Beauty, I get my hair done at their salon as well as most of my haircare products! I bet it already sounds way too good to be true but what if I say it gets better? Because it totally does! Ulta not only carries budget friendly and high end brands but they also offer some of the BEST deals on beauty by sending out weekly coupons and often times discounts on 20% off purchases as well as their ever so amazing annual 21 Days of Beauty Event! More than that, their points reward system is AMAZING.
If you haven’t seen one of my recent posts describing what the 21 Days of Beauty is, I highly recommend checking it out! There are only a few days left before the event ends so be sure to take full advantage of it while you can.
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One of my FAVORITE times of the year has arrived – Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty! If you’re new to this, it’s an annual event that takes place both in Ulta Stores as well as Ulta’s online shop. Each day, for 21 days, Ulta has new deals on amazing products and brands. All deals shown on the calendar here are available online and in store BUT Ulta also has a few deals that are available online only. Moreover, they release a few other amazing deals exclusive to platinum members so be sure to keep a look out for those (if you’re a Narssist or UD Junkie, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out)!
I highly recommend bookmarking this page so you have it handy to see all the deals. Also, to maximize savings, I would suggest you shop online. All products in the 21 Days of Beauty ship FREE WITH NO MINIMUM! Plus, if you’re signed up with Ebates, you’ll earn cash back on your purchase!