Ulta Haul!!

Ulta Haul!!

I am so happy about this post! I have purchased some new goodies I am excited to share with you!

On a whim I applied for the Ulta card and now I am a devoted Ulta shopper. Which probably isn’t a good thing.

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I got a few little goodies just for fun. I wasn’t really sure if I should jump on the Nars wagon since I’ve seen so many positive/negative reviews. But alas here I am with my little haul.

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Lets start with the prettiest thing you have seen! Lime Crime now has Unicorn Hair tint. It’s a semi permanent tint that leaves a pretty wash of color. I got the color Moonchild.

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As you know Lime Crime is cruelty free and vegan. Yay! And it states that it leaves hair feeling silky and conditioned. It also smells really good! Perfect for your journey to becoming a UNICORN!🦄

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If you read my last post  then you know I have been trying out or on the hunt for luminous primers. With my dryness making my skin look healthy and with a slight glow is my goal! Here I have Benefits The POREfessional Pearl Illuminating Face Primer.  I’ve seen and read good things about this primer so I was really stoked to try it. . . and you can’t go wrong with pink packaging.

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It claims that it minimizes pores, while keeping you matte, creates radiance, and brightens the skin. I haven’t yet tried it but I can’t wait to do so! Of course it’s just the sample size since I don’t know yet if I’ll love it. Which I love my other Benefit primer so I have HIGH HOPES.

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Let’s go back to me complaining about my dry skin 😂 Lately I’ve been layering setting sprays. I do MAC’s Fix+ and E.L.F.’s setting spray. And at night after I wash my face and moisturize I sprits some setting spray before bed. I want to say this has helped with the dry spots.

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Therefore when my BFF gifted me a Ulta gift card I instantly went on the Ulta app and searched for MAC’s Fix+ in lavender. . . But then I remembered how much I love Mario Badescu’s facial spray in rosewater. So I opted for the sample size of the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender. Lets begin with how good it smells! It’s almost as good as the rosewater but that is one of my favorite scents in the world. Second best is lavender and third is chamomile.

I spritsed a bit when I first received it. It is definitely amazing. Instantly it felt soothing and cooling perhaps because of the scent. This will definitely be part of my night routine!

Along with the facial spray I got NARS Natural Radiant Longer Foundation. I wasn’t really in the market for a foundation. We will call this my “impulse purchase”. LOL!

Now lets begin by saying I have read/heard good and bad things about this foundation. I got the shade Sahel 2.5 which is a ‘medium w/golden peach undertones’. . . I might’ve gotten the wrong shade! Sigh, I know right rookie mistake buying online. With that being said some people claim it oxidises. I’m not sure if it does because I havent tried it. I wanted to take pretty pics 😝

NARS by far has the prettiest packaging very sleek and professional. This foundation bottle also has a pump, YESSSSSS! I tend to pour too much foundation if I don’t have a pump. Ulta Haul 16

There’s longwear. And then there’s strongwear.
Introducing NARS’ first 16-hour foundation that stays turned on by the power of radiance. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight—and radiant. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. It wears longer, stays stronger, and looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your truest match yet. Your future looks radiant with Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. NARS websiteUlta Haul 19

Last but not least is a little gift I recieved for purchasing a NARS product.

I usually hate little products haha. JUST KIDDING I just don’t like little lipsticks. But this shade is pretty and Spring-ish. I can’t wait to try it. I received the shade Orgasm. . . which just made me want the blush!

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I am over all so happy and excited about my little haul. And since I took my pretty pictures I can now go play with new makeup!

 Do you have any of these products? Do you love/hate them??

Mini Haul

Mini Haul

I got  a little gift for Mother’s day just some essentials I had run out of. These are favorites I keep repurchasing. Ok, maybe not. I got a few new things.

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To start off this mini haul is the much wanted Laura Geller Gilded Honey. I noticed that for me some highlighters don’t work because they make me look chalky. I’ve wanted a gold highlight for such a long time but there’s so many out there it’s hard to pick one! I’ve seen this around so much and the packaging is adorable. It’s very soft and goes on so buttery. This baked highlight comes in 3 more shades: Ballerina, Charming Pink, and Peach Glow. 

Illuminate your natural beauty! This innovative hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow. A fresh 3-D design captures the look of our favorite Italian dessert, and lasts until the very last application.

Ballerina – a candlelit, rose gold shade
Charming Pink – a soft pink pearl
Gilded Honey – an effervescent caramel honey shade
Peach Glow – a peachy champagne shimmer – Laura Geller Website

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Something else new I purchased is this essence Say no to Redness. I have never purchased anything from this brand and just kind of went out on a whim with it. I have been getting these red patches around my nose lately and some pretty inflamed acne that I wanted to give something new a shot to help color correct. With the weather getting so hot I don’t like piling on products so I’m hoping this will eliminate the need of spot correcting with concealer before/after foundation.

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Another new product I bought is this Mario Badescu facial spray. I’ve used this brand thanks to a lot of recommendation from my little sis and so far its never failed me. As you can tell this facial spray has aloe, herbs, and rosewater. It smells so good like roses which eventually goes away. The small bottle was only $5 at Ulta, yay!

A refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating. –Mario Badescu Website

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Lastly is the Urban Decay de-slick makeup setting spray for oil control. I love this setting spray because it’s by Skindanavia which I LOVE! There’s also the eyeshadow primer potion in original. I told you guys this is my go to primer and I had recently ran out so I HAD TO pick some up. This does so good with the hot Florida weather it’s definitely a must have.

To the moms out there I hope you had a wonderful day full of makeup and love!

I will be doing a follow-up with all the new items I purchased so stay tune for that!

What’s your favorite Highlight? Anyone else try this Mario Badescu facial spray, thoughts??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Monday Faves!

Monday Faves!

Todays post is going to be part favorites part face regime. I struggle with acne. Theres no denying it. Some days/weeks its calm and almost none existent and others I have huge mountains on my face. I’ve never been ashamed or embarrassed of my acne but I will admit, I am jealous of clear skin. Makeup just looks better on clear canvas.

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I usually wash my face in the shower and I use the Burt’s Bees natural acne solutions purifying gel cleanser. Its gentle on the skin that it can be used every day.

• Clinically proven to wash away acne causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities
• Soothes acne-prone skin
• Non-irritating
• Helps reduce acne and prevent breakouts with Salicylic Acid from Willow Bark
• Noncomedogenic
• Dermatologist Tested

Then I use the pure-lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum. This trial size I received in my Ipsy bag and I love it! It is for all skin types. Intensive hydration, firms, brightens, and decreases puffiness. I use it during the day and night. I will definitely buy the normal size, asap!

After all that I moisturize my entire face with the philosophy’s renewed hope in a jar. This moisturizer is so gentle on the skin. Doesn’t make me oily so its a great base for my foundation.

philosophy skin labs’ original breakthrough moisturizer is changing the face of skin care again. the revolutionary lightweight, whipped formula of hope in a jar is renewed and infused with a new innovation: clinically proven skin renewal technology. this groundbreaking formulation features a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids, 3 forms of hyaluronate plus an asian fruit extract, delivering an even longer-lasting glow and continuous hydration benefits. reaffirm your commitment to beautiful skin with renewed hope and face the future with a whole new outlook.

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On days I won’t be wearing makeup I do a scrub (usually only twice a week). For that I use the St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub. I was once told using a scrub every day was actually making my skin produce more oil because of how harsh a scrub can be. It was doing amazing things to my blackheads but my face was a total butter ball. So I cut it down to twice a week. So far its good. To bring back some moisture to my face I moisturize with the Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer. This formula is very thick and makes me oily so I usually use it at night. But, boy, does it leave me feeling soft. So soft!

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At night I take off my makeup and use the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel. I think this was the product to truly help with my acne. I noticed a big change once I started using it. It’s a bit pricey but very worth it. Then I do the charcoal mask by dermale. This left my skin feeling amazing! It didn’t irritate me or cause any redness like mask often do. This sample size I also received in an Ipsy bag. (I know, I’m obsessed!) But I hope to purchase the full size because it feels incredible. I do the mask once a week. Then I just moisturize my eyes and face like usual.

I’ve spent a lot of money trying to find something that worked for me. I am in no way trying to change how I look or who I am. I just want to better my skin. My skin is maturing and it’s time to start taking real care of it. This is just what works for ME and are products I LOVE! In those infamous media world words. . .’They are my Holy Grails.’ (LOL!!) I know I need to incorporate wrinkle reducing products. Also, I have been told my acne is hormonal. Womp Womp!

Any products you have that you recommend?

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)