Ulta vs Sephora (Birthday gifts)

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Before my birthday month ends, I had to redeem my free gifts from Ulta Beauty and Sephora. So today, I want to share with you what I got from both beauty stores.

I received an email reminder from Ulta to redeem my free gift. In order for you to redeem your gift, you have to provide the coupon that was emailed to you. I almost lost this email so I asked if I could present my Ulta membership card or any membership information but they won’t honor it because they need to scan the coupon that was provided. Luckily, I found the email that was sent to me. Continue reading “Ulta vs Sephora (Birthday gifts)”

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I got tempted..(a Beauty Haul)

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I tried so hard to be on a “No Buy” mode for the past two months and I was really proud that I’m able to stop myself from purchasing any makeup related stuff.

I admit, there were moments that I was about to give up and just say “what the heck” but no, I kept my promise and I did it. I originally planned of just doing a “Low-Buy” but instead, I went on a “No Buy” for the month of January and February.

When March 1st came, I couldn’t help but check out the usual makeup section at Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack and more.. and there!!! I did some damage.

Now, let me show you what I’ve collected for the past week! Continue reading “I got tempted..(a Beauty Haul)”

Black Friday Haul

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It’s catching up time again and let me show you what I got during the Black Friday madness! Just so you know, I didn’t really join the stampede on Black Friday as I was out and about on Thanksgiving night. I noticed that there were more great stuff the day/night before Black Friday than the actual Black Friday itself.

Also, I didn’t purchase a lot as I had my eyes on a few specific ones that I wanted to have. Most items I purchased are those that I know I will use a ton.

I will share my thoughts on some that I’ve used, while I will be introducing those that I haven’t put to the test. Continue reading “Black Friday Haul”

New York City “mini-haul”…

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Just a few of weeks ago, I went to visit New York City just for a day to spend some “Me time”. I was actually planning on heading to the Inglot store but it was a bit too far from where I was ,so I guess that’s going to be my next assignment. 🙂

Anyway, I couldn’t resist but to check out Duane Reade (the most recognized drugstore chain in metropolitan New York). Duane Reade became a part of Walgreens family and they carry a lot of great drugstore beauty products that Walgreens Pharmacy itself do not sell.

They have a beauty section (LOOK boutique) that sells a lot of amazing drugstore brands that we do not have here in Albany, NY. Few of the brands they carry are the ones that I’ve laid my hands to.

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Beauty Haul!

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There are two reasons why I shop, one is because I’m stressed and two because I want them and would like to take them home with me. I know I said it in my last post  “Goals..Goals..Goals..” that I will try to Spend Less and Save More. So this time, I did spend less.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my last haul post “Mini-lipstick-Haul!” so I guess it’s time for me to share some today.

MILANI Color Statement Nail Lacquer

These nail polishes cost $3.95 at Walmart but I only paid 97 cents for each as they were on sale.

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Now, let’s talk about face products.
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Another repurchased item here is the MAYBELLINE Fit Me Concealer in the shade SAND. One of the best concealer I’ve ever tried. Non-drying, not “cakey” either, very smooth and very easy to blend too. Definitely a Must-Have.

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Finally! I’m able to lay my hands on this lipstick from Rimmel The Only One Lipstick, 120 You’re all mineI’ve been seeing photos and advertisements on this lipsticks all over the net and now I got one myself. The quality of this lipstick is awesome. It smells like the Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick collection but as always, not too overwhelming.  The shade option is quite limited but I’m hoping that they will come up with more new shades for a better color options.

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Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Lip Stain, Strawberry Sugar 06

I’ve never heard much buzz about this Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain. I’ve purchased one before just out of curiosity but I ended up loving it. Now I thought why not add one more gloss stain in my lipstick collection and see if I will adore this shade as well. This is truly a stain because it stays on for a while, another good thing about this product is that, it doesn’t dry your lips out.

If you’ve tried this item, please let me know what you guys think?

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Rimmel London in You’re All Mine and Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain in Strawberry Sugar

I couldn’t help myself but grab another Powder Brush from Elf Cosmetics. They are just one of the best and most affordable brushes out there.

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Last but not the least, is my new favorite Covergirl The Super Sizer by LashBlast(r) Mascara, 800 Very Black. I don’t know what took me so long to purchase this mascara though I’ve seen and heard so many beauty bloggers and beauty gurus talked about this.

thumb_IMG_6836_1024_FotorThe wand looks really tiny and seemed like it can’t even give you volume or length, but hey! don’t get fooled by it because this tiny wand is AWESOME! I love how it makes my lashes look long, black and with more volume. This mascara stays on and keeps the curl really well for a long time. It doesn’t flake and didn’t irritate my eyes too. Great for top and bottom lashes. I love this!

And that’s it for now, let me know if you want to see a “Fashion Haul” post too!

Until next time…

 

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