Once again, I got sucked into a big beauty haul thanks to a sweet coupon for 20% off my entire purchase at Ulta, one of my favorite beauty supply stores. This happened just a few months ago! The timing worked out well so I could restock on some of my standby favorites, but of course, I also purchased a few items I had no intention of getting before I went in. Those tricky coupons always get me! I also purchased some mineral makeup at a new local Whole Foods. Here’s a look at my latest beauty acquisitions:
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✻ Tarte Maracuja Oil – I’ve been using this face oil off and on for the past year or so and it’s definitely my favorite out of the different kinds I’ve tried so far. I was so happy to have the coupon right when I needed to repurchase as it is on the pricey side, but well worth it in my opinion. My skin drinks it right up!
✻ Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub – These amazing scrubs are another tried and true favorite that I like to stock up on when I have a good coupon. I picked up Tropical Mango and Passion Fruit & Guava, which are both fresh tropical fruit scents. Perfect for summer!
✻ Pacifica Body Butter – I’ve been obsessed with this body butter over the past few months and flying right through it thanks to my unusually dry skin lately. My current favorite scent is Hawaiian Ruby Guava. It smells divine! I also picked up Island Vanilla. which is a great year round scent for me that I can use come fall.
✻ Pacifica Hand Cream – I’ve been using this hand cream exclusively for the last couple of months and decided having the coupon was the perfect opportunity to stock up on another so I’m all set when I run out. It’s moisturizing without the greasy residue and I love the light vanilla scent.
✻ Maybelline Volum Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara – My current mascara is on its last legs, so I thought I’d purchase an old favorite or two to have on hand. This mascara has always given me the natural look I prefer for myself with excellent staying power.
✻ Covergirl Clump Crusher Waterproof Mascara – I also picked up this longtime favorite from Covergirl to have in my stash. Now I’m all set for the rest of summer and fall in the mascara department!
✻ Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer – I wanted to try a new lightweight, medium coverage face base product, so I thought I’d give this popular BB cream from Tarte a try. Unfortunately, it contains an ingredient (retinyl palmitate) that I’m not comfortable using while pregnant, so I’m going to return it, but I might give it a whirl post pregnancy next year!
✻ Earth Therapeutics Aloe Socks – I have a few pairs of these socks already and decided a new one would be well appreciated when the weather turns chilly! Even though they’re marketed as slipper socks, I like to wear mine as a daily option during the winter months. They’re cozy without being too bulky and fit nicely inside my winter boots.
✻ Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – If you’ve been following my hauls and favorites for awhile, this eyeliner repurchase won’t be a surprise, as it’s my all time favorite. I love being able to have a backup on hand for 20% less!
✻ Clarisonic Luxe Cashmere Cleanse Brush Head – I go through several of these Clarisonic brush head replacements a year and it’s nice to stock up with a coupon. The luxe cashmere is my absolute favorite! I use my Clarisonic every night and this brush head is gentle yet effective.
✻ Smashbox Mini Exposure Travel Palette – This palette was a total impulse grab and buy while I was waiting in the checkout line. I need more eyeshadow like I need a hole in the head. I’ve heard some great things about it and it’s super small which is great for a travel, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
I also popped into a new local Whole Foods and was delighted to find a full beauty counter with testers (!) of a few popular mineral makeup brands. What a find!
✻ Pacifica Ultra CC Cream – I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight and light coverage foundation with good ingredients lately and thought I’d try this one by Pacifica. They only offer it in two shades, which is a bit limiting, but I’m hoping it works out.
✻ Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Opal – I’ve been a lot pickier about my lip products since becoming pregnant and have been looking for a good sparkly gloss for summer. I’m hoping this one has the kind of formula and results I like. The color is gorgeous!
✻ Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in Shimmer – I can’t tell you how excited I was to see a mineral-based lip crayon! I scooped up this pretty light shimmery coral shade. It has a light mint scent which is so refreshing!
✻ Mineral Fusion Lipstick Butter in Ripe – You know me and lip butters! When I saw this mineral formula I just had to give it a try. This MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade is right on the money for my go-to color.
✻ Mineral Fusion Lip Pencil in Splendid – I’ve recently started using lip pencils with some frequency and wanted to try this mineral version out. It’s the perfect neutral pink shade that’s a touch darker than my natural lip color for me to use as a base.
✻ Mineral Fusion Waterproof Mascara in Cliff – Waterproof mineral mascara is hard to come by, especially in dark brown, so you can imagine my excitement at this find. I’ve already used it a couple of times and so far, so good!
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It’s giveaway time! I wanted to share the beauty haul love with two of you. The Summer Beauty Haul Giveaway will run until Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. TWO winners will receive a LeSportsac makeup bag with a few of my current beauty favorites inside, as pictured below:
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I hope you enjoyed seeing my new beauty goodies. I would love to know if you picked up any new beauty items this summer if you care to share. I hope you have a wonderful day!
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