Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I thought I’d finally share a post detailing the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale! I asked about this on Instagram stories, and got an overwhelming “yes” that y’all wanted a post. I went through the exact products I use and those start on sale today. Be sure to check out Instagram daily for the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale now through April 7th.


Sunday, March 25th

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact WITH spf 50+ $19

IT Cosmetics Airbrush Smoothing Foundation Brush $11

This combo is my go-to for every day makeup. It covers well while protecting you with SPF 50!

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Monday, March 26th

BECCA First Light Priming Filter $19

If you are looking for a great primer that will give you a glow, try this. I wouldn’t recommend for every day but I do use it before certain events.

Thursday, March 29th

Benefit Roller Lash $12

I have very long but straight eyelashes. This mascara is the bomb! I will never use any other kind. It adds curl, length, and volume. It doesn’t run but is easy to get off with micellar water.

Friday, March 30th

Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads $22.50

I wish I could get a chemical peel weekly, but I have no time for that. These peel pads are really helping to decrease my fine lines and dark spots.

Saturday, March 31st

25% off entire line of Mario Badescu products

I use & love: glycolic acid toner and drying lotion (the BEST for blemishes + cures overnight!).

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Friday, April 6th

Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant $28.50

My skin has never felt more soft after using a product. Since I have sensitive skin, I have to be careful which products I use. This gives just enough exfoliation that I can use it daily without harsh side effects. It’s not drying at all.

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Saturday, April 7th

MAC Fix+ Setting Spray $13

I use this product every single day. I like to use it to wet my beauty blender before applying foundation. I also use this as a setting spray, and it helps my makeup last all day.

ON SALE every day of the sale (through April 7th)

Bare Minerals Matte Lipcolor $13

Benefit Matte Rescue Gel $21

This matte rescue gel will be your new BFF if you live somewhere with humidity. I don’t prefer the dewy look on my skin, so I like this product to give me a matte finish under makeup. It helps my makeup go on in a smooth layer.

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Shop the sale:


Keep in mind, there are many more products on sale at Ulta. I shared what the products I actually use and love. I also shared the products I felt were the best deal. 50% off some of these products is unheard of.

PS I want to give 2 readers a chance to win a $50 gift card to shop the sale. Just follow the Rafflecopter below. I will announce the winners on Wednesday by 12 noon CST.

(this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Ulta)

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Happy shopping y’all.

XO,

Rebekah

 

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had to work half of Saturday, but I think I got a lot accomplished in the afternoon. I’ve got my posts written for this week, so that’s always exciting. Thank you all for your feedback on my outfit post! Stay tuned for this week’s look on Wednesday. Today I wanted to share my favorite beauty/skincare products that you can get at the drugstore. These WAY outperform their more expensive counterpart, so let’s get started!

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PSSSST dry shampoo // Maybelline “The Falsies” Push-up Mascara // L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask // Garnier Micellar Water // Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

Dry Shampoo: Having written about this before, I’m here to tell you (again) that you have to try this PSSSST dry shampoo. I love it for several reasons…it’s cheap, it smells great, and it works! Honestly, I go through probably two cans per month. Should I be embarrassed? Maybe. But I’m totally not! This doesn’t leave a white residue and has the most yummy coconut lime smell. It honestly transports me to the beach every single time I use it. (PS: My everyday scrunchy curls hair tutorial is here)

Mascara: I have a very specific lash problem. My lashes are super long but they are super straight. I find this kind of weird, because I have naturally curly hair. That being said, I found this Maybelline mascara and it works wonders. I apply a coat at the beginning of putting my makeup on, then apply another coat at the end. I definitely recommend this mascara if you need a curling effect. It adds volume as well!

Mask: This clay mask is very affordable, and that’s the number 1 reason I like it. It compares very similarly to a high priced department store version. It has a cooling effect that really feels good on the face, especially after getting home from a long day at work. L’Oreal has perfected its mask game with this product.

Makeup Remover: I give this Garnier micellar water 11 stars out of 10. It is the ONLY product that I’ve ever used that gets ALL of my makeup off without scrubbing my face raw. It is gentle, oil-free, alcohol free, and fragrance free. And for all of my low maintenance babes, you don’t have to rinse! WHAT A WIN.

Cleanser: Formulated without parabens, this Neutrogena exfoliating cleanser provides major hydration to even the driest skin. I love that it’s gentle enough to use everyday and it provides just enough exfoliation! The hyaluronic acid helps plump your skin.

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What are your favorite drugstore beauty, skincare, or hair care items? Let me know, because I love trying new products!

XO,

Rebekah

(Photos by: D. Keener Photography)

 

 

Hey everyone! I hope you have some amazing plans for the weekend. I am currently holed up at my school studying…doesn’t that sound like fun? I feel like I have missed out on so much as I was out of the country for SO long. BUT I did want to share a fun post on the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala.

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I am LOVING Pantone’s choice this year. I’m thankful that it’s a color that looks good on so many people. I’m obsessed with warm, rich colors like this. AND can I please just say I am thankful that I can wear this color in the spring/summer this year as well?

One of my favorite ways to explore the color of the year is by looking through Sephora’s Pantone collection. Sometimes I’m not totally sure what the exact color is, so Sephora to the rescue! Most of the current products are sold out, however, you can still visit the site to get ideas on this color & what it looks like.

So, once you have figured out just exactly what Marsala looks like, the next question is: how do I wear it?

I think a Marsala nail polish choice is a good way to dive right in without a huge commitment. You know what I mean! Also, a blush & a lip creme round out my top 3 picks. Believe it or not, it was pretty hard to find products that I thought defined this color of the year. Here’s what I came up with…

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{Nail Polish} Essie: In Stitches

{Blush} Nars: Seduction

{Lip Creme} Tarte: Admired

So, I want to know…what do you think of this Color of the Year? How will you wear it?