February Shopping Haul & First Impressions

I’ve done soooo much shopping this month!! With my new credit cards, it’s a little hard to not shop when I’ve paid them off. But hey, it is building my credit right? Lol

I like to shop at Ulta for all my makeup, skincare and hair products because I get points and discounts. Sometimes Ulta ups their prices so I switch to Amazon or Target, but all of these products were from Ulta, as well as the descriptions.

“Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Beauty Balm Cream, Light/Medium” $8


My opinion: I have not tried this yet but am excited because I like Physicians Formula products, and they’re organic!

Product Description: Revolutionary formula combines the benefits of a BB cream with skin nourishing natural and organic ingredients with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help keep skin looking and feeling healthy, hydrated, bright and smooth

“Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Highlighter” $28


My opinion: I don’t know the exact benefits of Amazonian Clay, but this product has great reviews and is a pretty color so I’m excited to try it.

12-hour highlighter powered by Amazonian clay for a radiant glow.

Product Description: Dust on long-lasting, whisperlight radiance with this 12-hour highlighter powered by Amazonian clay. Available in a range of luminous shades, each brightens and awakens the high points of the face for a buildable glow on all skin tones. With micro-pearlescent flecks to mimic natural light reflection, you’ll get soft strobing effect in a unique, skin-perfecting formula that won’t cling to dry patches, flake or fade.

“Redken One United” $34


My opinion: I have raved about this product for over a year because it’s the best leave-in hair treatment I’ve tried. It is a bit pricey but it is worth it because you don’t have to waste your time buying leave-in conditioner, serums, heat protection spray, etc. as this has it all in one bottle.

Product Description: Redken One United for all hair types and textures is a multi-benefit, all-in-one treatment offering 25 benefits that increase manageability, protection and beauty of your hair. Sulfate-free, paraben-free, and no heavy waxes for lightweight, instant results. For every hair type and texture.

“Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer” $30


My opinion: I do not have a water proof bronzer and again don’t know the benefits of Amazonian Clay but I will give it a try!

Product Description: Want to create that perfect seamless, sunkissed radiance? It’s now easier than ever to bronze & glow with Tarte’s best-selling, multi-tasking bronzer formulated to blend and build your perfect level of uniform bronze. Available in Tarte’s signature Park Ave Princess radiant bronze shade, the waterproof formula adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones as Amazonian clay helps improve overall skin clarity, texture and tone for an overall lit from within complexion.

Powered by:
Amazonian clay: Nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant
Mineral pigments: Soothe and soften skin

“Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer”$14


My opinion: This product had great reviews and again is made by Physicians Formula so I am excited to try it.

Product Description: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer is an ultra-luxurious bronzer infused with Murumuru Butter, delivering a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.

Ultra-rich bronzer formula instantly melts into skin, sealing-in moisture to deliver instant and lasting hydration
Incredibly creamy and soft texture combines the best features of a powder and cream bronzer, to deliver a lit-from-within tropical glow unlike any other
Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon
Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft
Featuring unique sponge applicator specially designed to be used with creamy bronzer formula
Hypoallergenic, paraben free, gluten free, cruelty free, oil-free
Non-comedogenic, dermatologist approved

“Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover” $9 (cheaper at Target)



My opinion: I’ve used this product for over a year and it’s truly great, it takes off eye makeup (mascara & eyeliner, not sure about eyeshadow), as well as bronzer. and blush.

Product Description: This All-in-1 cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes even waterproof makeup, cleanses and refreshes skin. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.

All-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover, cleanses, removes even makeup and refreshes skin
Surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin, micelle technology attracts dirt, oil and makeup like a magnet without harsh rubbing
All skin types, even sensitive

“Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel” $14


My opinion: I know this brand is really popular and has great reviews so I’m excited to try one of their products.

Product Description: Mario Badescu’s best selling daily cleanser. This non-foaming, gel cleanser thoroughly removes the day’s make-up, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya and grapefruit extracts are exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids that help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples.

The rest of the products I bought were not from Ulta.

“MyChelle Cranberry Mud Mask” $6 regular $25


My opinion: Let me just say I was lucky enough to find the MyChelle products on sale for 75% off and wish I had bought more. I have not heard of this brand and was nervous to try it, as I am with every new product. I have to say this is one of my favorite new skincare brands and this is my favorite mask I have tried lately. My face feels 10x cleaner after I use this and definitely has reduced small acne scars.

Product Description: Cranberry Mud Mask is a detoxifying, healing, antioxidant rich mud mask excellent for oily and blemish prone skin. Totarol from New Zealand is an exceptional extract neutralizing bacteria, while kaolin and bentonite gently detoxify the skin. Cranberry extract and rosemary essential oil provide rich antioxidants and antiseptic properties; truly an experiential mask.

“MyChelle by Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum” $11 regular $44


My opinion: OMG.. I can’t believe I found this for the price I did and should have bought more! I LOVE this stuff and apply it after my moisturizer and it brightens my skin so much. I usually have sensitive skin and this has not caused me a break out at all (I’ve used it for two weeks now!). If you are willing to spend the regular price on this, I would suggest buying it as it is worth it. I will post a more in-depth review soon!

Product Description: A nourishing, active blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Squalane, Phospholipids, and Organic Rosehip Oil to boost moisture levels, and condition and soothe skin. Fortifying Amino Acids, including Arginine, provide powerful anti-pollution, antioxidant benefits.



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