So let's get to this haul! All the title suggests, this is a very Ulta-based haul. I'm finding myself preferring Ulta over Sephora (as opposed to the other way around like last year), specifically for the rewards program. Both companies offer rewards based on a points system, but where Sephora lets you trade in points to get deluxe-size samples (or special kits), Ulta gives you money off basically anything in the store. I used to prefer the deluxe samples over money off since I prefer using sample-size products, but now, because of my subscription services, I'm flush with samples and now like the flexibility of money off.
Ulta also recently had their 21 Days Of Beauty, which is like a three week long semi-annual event where there are special one-day deals (or until supplies last, which isn't too long). I took advantage of some of those deals, along with some of the neat stuff that's now (or was) on clearance!
I have a pretty good amount of things to share with you, so I'm going to try and not talk too much about any single thing. I know these get long and wordy and that no one really wants to read walls of text (I love long videos, but I'm not a fan of really long blog posts unless they're super informative), so I'm hoping to make a few extra, bite-size posts to take a more in-depth look at a few of these items.
The swatch on the left is in shadow and the the swatch on the right is in direct sunlight. Since I don't feel like putting in the effort to return a $0.60 eyeshadow, I'm just going to give this to my mom.
This shadow has a lot of pigmentation and it felt soft and buttery when I swatched it. The left swatch is in shadow and the right is in sunlight. This would make a great all over lid color for when I'm feeling lazy. Which is often. I might not have paid $2.50 for this just because I have a ton of colors like this already from brands I prefer, but for $0.60, I am pleased.
And that's everything from Ulta! Let's move on to Forever21...
And that's the little bit from Forever21! Told you this was a super Ulta-centric haul.
And that is everything from this round of hauling! Whew! Hope that didn't get too long. It probably did. I'm sorry. Especially if you read far enough to read that apology. I will definitely do a more in-depth post about the Color Tattoos, even though I don't think you can still find them (they were very limited edition unfortunately). I hope you enjoyed this haul, or at the very least found it interested and entertaining!
Thanks for reading! <3