Nothing like a 20% off coupon to get me into ULTA to see what’s what. I didn’t do much damage. Just a little mini haul…
Butter London Nail Polish in The Old Bill
IMAN Cosmetics Blush in Allure
IMAN Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Shimmering Velvet
I was worried that the nail polish was going to have a ‘flat’ shine… but was happy to find out that it’s actually a 3-dimensional shimmer. Love it… definitely doing the whole hand (well, both hands) this weekend.
I love this blush! Thank GOODNESS for testers because I would have never gotten it without testing it first. It’s like a peachy bronze on me. Gorgeous. Totally works as a ‘warm’ blush that gives my face an overall glow.
I originally got this gloss because I thought it would be a nice companion to the Tom Ford Black Orchid Lipstick. But it’s so opaque, it wears very nicely on its own. It’s a lot darker in person. I feel like the flash ate the color. I thought it would be more of a berry color… but it’s shot through with a LOT of gold and a bit of brown. Lovely.
That’s my little mini haul! See… not too ridiculous. 25 bucks (cashed in my ULTA points as well)… not too shabby.
I’ve been on the hunt for a good, dense bronzing brush for a while now. I love my Hakuhodo G257, but I worry sometimes about blending too much with liquids because the hairs are dyed (and wet formulations can mess up the hairs).
Recently, I came across the Eco Tools Bronzing Brush, while poking around at my local ULTA:
What got my attention was the density and softness of the brush head… LOVE that. It also helps that ULTA has a sample brush sitting out for you to try. Had I not tried the brush first, I might not have bought it. I really don’t like buying things sight unseen. I love to try before I buy.
I’ve already tried it with both a bronzer and a loose powder, and it performed beautifully! I really like this brush. I think I’m going to get another one for my kit (I keep two sets of brushes: one for me, and one for clients). It’s totally worth it.
You can get this Eco Tools brush at any local ULTA store (retail: $12.50), or at www.ulta.com
I may be the last person to know about this.. but I noticed that everyone had these coupons last night and I was SO SALTY! LOL
Not to worry… you can apparently print this out… or use it online. Good until Friday!
Happy Shopping Beautiful People!