Ulta Haul // August 2016

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Happy Tuesday Bookish Babes! A couple of weeks ago I received the ever appreciated 5x points coupon for Ulta so I of course had take advantage of it.

BATISTE Dry Shampoo – Blush

Since I only wash my hair twice a week I go through quite a bit of dry shampoo, usually 2 Batiste bottles per month. I picked up the Blush scent which is a great sweet scent that isn’t too overpowering.

SHEAMOISTURE African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask

As an oily skinned acne sufferer I am a big fan of mud masks to clear out my congested skin. My go to is usually the Secret Aztec Healing Clay, but I wanted to try out something different and I’ve heard african black soap is great for acne. I haven’t tried this out yet but when I do I’ll update you on Instagram (@thebookishbeauty) or Snapchat (brittanyjo312). Share your favorite face mask in the comments, I would love to know!

SHEAMOISTURE SuperFruit Renewal Eye Cream

I’ve been on the hunt for a holy grail eye cream and I’m hoping this one will be a good one. I’m currently using the e.l.f. eye cream and it works just fine, but I want one that does just a little bit more than adequately hydrate. If you have a great eye cream suggestion please let me know and I’ll be sure to try it out.

CLEAN & CLEAR Clear Touch Oil-Absorbing Sheets

As I said before I have pretty oily skin so these oil absorbing sheets are a must for me. I’ve tried some off brand ones that are more cost effective, but I always end up going back to the Clean & Clear.

NEUTROGENA Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

I have yet to find a cleanser that I absolutely love so I figured I would try this Neutrogena one that’s pretty highly rated on Ulta’s website. I’m currently using the Philosophy cleanser but I think it’s a bit overpriced for a basic cleanser.

BODY BENEFITS Gentle Bath Sponge

I try to replace my shower sponge every month for hygiene reasons so grabbing this was a no brainer.

SKINFIX Cleansing Oil Wash

I absolutely fell in love with oil cleansers for removing makeup when I started using the Eclos one. However, it seems like the Eclos one has been discontinued and I’ve been on the hunt for something new ever since. I picked up the Skinfix cleansing oil hoping it would replace my old oil. I’ve only used this twice but I’m not loving it. For one, this foamed up when I rubbed in on my face?? I feel like cleansing oils shouldn’t do that, also it smells weird….

HASK Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner

After using up the deep conditioner sample that was in a Sephora Play box I decided I needed to pick up some other deep conditioner to use once a week. I really love my HASK shampoo and conditioner so I figured I would try one of their inexpensive deep conditioners.

ULTA Luxe Luxurious Cleansing Body Wash in Lavender and Berries

Ulta brand was having a buy two get 2 free so I picked up this body wash as a backup to the one I’m using. I’m currently using the Soap and Glory body wash, and while it does smell really good I find it to be just an okay wash. I really love lavender scented things so I’m hoping this will provide a nice aromatic shower experience.

ULTA Luxe Smooth Exfoliating Body Scrub in Coconut and Almond Milk

I’ve recently gotten really into body scrubs so I wanted to try this one out once I’m done with my Soap and Glory one (which I don’t love…too creamy, not enough grit for my taste). This scrub smells amazing and I can’t wait to try it.

ULTA Crease Brush

For my two free Ulta items I picked up some brushes. I’ve been needing a new crease brush to do more concentrated colors without blowing them out too much. I’ve only used this once so far but it’s working well.

ULTA Brow Brush

I gotta say I was pretty skeptical about this one when I opened it since it seems pretty thick. Although, I did use it yesterday and it helped distribute my Anastasia Dip Brow in a very natural but put together way. I’ll continue playing around with it and let you guys know how it goes.

RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Pressed Powder

I really like my Maybelline Fit Me matte powder, but I decided to try something different since the Rimmel powder gets such rave reviews. I’ve only used it once so far so not enough to determine if I love it or not. I’ll keep using it though and perhaps do a comparison post on here or Instagram.

NYX COSMETICS HD Blush in Taupe

In case you haven’t heard this color is the PERFECT contour for fair skin. I’ve used this before and just needed another one, I really do like it and recommend to any other pale gals out there.

 

That completes my Ulta haul! Have you picked up any exciting new products? I would love to know!

 

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