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.
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!
Happy Friday friends! What better way to kick off the weekend than learning about two easy peasy ways to earn extra cash and gift cards?! If you’ve been following me for quite some time, you won’t be surprised with the two websites I’m about to share. These are methods I’ve used for YEARS and they have been so great for my wallet!
Some of you may have seen posts like this before and wondered if they’re actually work or not and I am so positive they will work for you if you give them a chance. It’s important to remember what you gain depends on the amount of time you put in. For example, using these method once a month isn’t going to help much BUT you don’t need to be putting in hours and hours worth of time daily either.
Beauty on a budget is incredibly important to me, nothing makes me happier than hauling makeup without breaking the bank! There are only a handful of brands I follow that truly provide beauty products at an affordable price without compromising quality. e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of those brands and I thought I’d share a few products I would 100% recommend to you!
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Welcome to another edition of Small Shop Spotlight! If you’re new to this series, check out the introduction post here! Today we are back with a beauty brand I’ve been fond of for quite some time, Makeup By DNA!. I first discovered them on Instagram when they created dupes for the Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks.
The creators behind Makeup By DNA, Danielle and Anthony, were kind enough to take some time and answer a few questions for us! Let’s dig right in and get to know them and their brand a bit more. PS: Be sure to check out other editions of Small Shop Spotlight here!