Hello! Hope you're all having a good week! I'm...90% sure it's Wednesday, so halfway through! ...It's hard sometimes to remember what day it is when your work schedule is kind of messed up.
For this post I have an Ulta haul for you guys! Ulta's been having another "21 Days Of Beauty" promotion going on so they've had a lot of really great deals and gifts with purchase (GWPs from now on because acronyms!) in-store and online. Most of the time, I feel like I get better deals online; things are usually in stock and I don't feel like I have to worry about products being touched by strangers (seriously, the drugstore side of my Ulta is a mess; if it's unsealed, you can bet it's been used). The only things I really like to stop into my Ulta for are a. Zoya nail polish, b. clearance, and c. sometimes they're more lenient with GWPs and will give them to you if you're close enough (if you have to spend $35 to get a GWP and you only spend $32, they'll usually give it to you). Otherwise, online all the way!
I think one of the most fun things to do while shopping online at Ulta is to play the "how much can I get for free?" game. Ulta even makes things easy for you by having special sections on their site for GWPs and "Buy X get Y free/50% off" deals. It is kind of annoying that, with the exception of the occasional promotion/deal, you have to spend at least $50 to get free shipping, but you really can get a lot of neat stuff for cheap.
I think I'll start small and work my way up!
Apparently, Ulta didn't list all of the ingredients (even though all the other products I looked at had all their ingredients listed; I compared them to the ingredients lists from the official Mario Badescu website, which incidentally does list all the ingredients for this toner) and there's a lot more in here including fragrance, parabens, and colorants. I still think it's something I'm looking for as far as toner goes since it's alcohol-free, but I might not have been too excited to get it if I had seen the full list. There is another toner I'm interested in, the Aloe Vera one, and that is nothing but water, aloe vera, and parabens.
And that's my whole Ulta haul! I haven't ordered anything from Ulta in a long time since I hate that you have to purchase $50+ to get free shipping (except when there are promos), but I was so excited to see a Benefit sampler with almost all new (to me, at least) products that I had to order! I'm very happy with this order, even with the slight disappointment with the toner ingredients, and I hoped you enjoyed reading about it!
Thanks for reading! <3