One of my favourite parts of visiting the U.S. has to be Ulta. Honestly, I’d safely say it’s my favourite beauty store out there. I just love their ability to offer both drugstore and higher end options, and nothing beats their points system and special offers honestly! The second I walk in and grab that netted bag, I’m instantly happy and at ease. I have a problem, yes, but we’re well aware of that by now. Over the past few weeks they’ve had some especially amazing offers. From their 21 days of beauty offers in September, to the Fall Haul sale more recently. You already know I had to hit both events up. I’d say the theme of this haul is 100% all about me finally buying products that I’ve been lusting after in the back of my mind for ages now (some for years!). It’s not too big, but this is probably my favourite haul ever. So happy to finally own these, so let’s see what gems have joined my collection…
If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll vividly remember the NYX Total Control Drops making numerous stops at many of my Lust Lists . I’ve been so intrigued by this foundation, but I’ve just read so many different reviews that I was always torn. I decided to finally bite the bullet when it was on 40% off, and went for it. I’ve actually tried it out already, and I’m a little shook but I’m going to try it a few more times and give a final review so stay tuned! Next is a foundation I’ve tried out before, but I never really gave it enough of a try because the shade match was very off. I finally decided to try out another shade of the Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation when I read somewhere that it was a dupe for a higher end foundation (I’ll discuss this some more in a later post). I picked up the shade Soft Beige and I still feel like it is a bit pink toned, but we’ll see!
While I was in the NYX aisle for the Total Control Drops, I decided to make a lifelong dream come true (always the drama). I have always, always, always been on the hunt for the perfect white eyeliner. I’ve just always wanted to play around with one and get creative, so i finally picked up their White Liquid Liner and my heart is content! Another liner dream has always been a peachy/pink shimmer with shifts. When the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball was at half price, I decided it was worth giving a try. The color is gorgeous and I’m excited to test it out!
Now, you all know my obsession with my Estee Edit mascara is real. I haven’t been able to really buy any new ones because I just can’t justify it. However, I have always always always been curious about Benefit’s Roller Lash from the very day it was released. I don’t know why I’ve never went for it, but when it was being sold at half price I decided despite my Estee Edit romance, I owed it to myself to pick it up! I don’t think I’ll be trying this out for a while until I run out of all my current mascaras, but I’m just so glad to finally own it. Another lash wish has always been little clusters. I cannot wear strip lashes, I look absolutely ridiculous and it sucks! But, I do love to play around with individual lashes. As you know, they can be a bit tricky to work with, so I’ve always wanted to pick up some little duos or trios like these to just add where I need them. So excited to see how these look on!
Lastly, it’s honestly ridiculous that it took me this long to pick this up. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has been raving on about the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer for ages and ages now. While in the past I wasn’t super into bronzers, lately I just can’t get enough. I’m obsessed. I’m constantly buying new bronzers and I just love packing them on. I decided it was time for me to try this out. I picked up the shade Light Bronzer, and I’m worried it’s too light. But, then again the Hoola Lite looks a lot lighter and that seems to work for me!
Let me know if you picked anything up from these Ulta sales 🙂