Ulta is having a 40% off sale on NYX cosmetics. In addition, I printed off a $3.50 off $10 coupon online and had $3.00 in rewards to use. So I ended up getting about $40 worth of make up for around $13. Not a bad day.
I purchased 2 of the powder blushes in Desert Rose (right) and Dusty Rose (left). Desert Rose is a beautiful deep rose shade with a bit of an orange undertone. The photos here do not do it justice. Dusty Rose is just a very light, natural pink with a slight plum undertone.
I also got two lip glosses - a Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sponge Cake (left), which is an amazing, sparkly, neutral color. Not nude, but it's a color that would go with anything. I love it. The second gloss is an Xtreme Lip Creme in Nude Peach Fuzz (right). I feel like it is a little more pink that I was looking for, so I may exchange it for something different.
To conclude my NYX makeup haul, I got two of the Round Lipsticks - one in B52 (right), which is a lovely mauve-ish color, and one in Violet Ray (left), a nice, dark plum. So far, I really like these - the colors are great and they have a nice texture.
I picked up a few new things at Banana Republic when they were having a 40% off sale. I love me some sales. I got an elbow patch sweater, a striped sweater with buttons in the back, a semi-casual shirt, an awesome pair of dark, dark skinny jeans & 2 pairs of tights. I love wearing tights with skirts and boots in the winter, and these patterns are adorable.
I LOVE these new nail polishes from Sinful Colors (my favorite drugstore brand). I got these from Walgreen's for $1 each (normally $2). None of the four have shimmer at all and are pretty, muted fall colors. In addition to the colors here, I also purchased NYC's Matte Me Crazy! Mattifying Top Coat.
|Left to Right: Nirvana (taupe brown), Rainstorm (dark, not navy, blue) & Slate (medium grey), & Vacation Time (pink-y mauve)|
I like to dye my hair a little darker in the fall since it is normally lighter from the sun in summer. I've purchased L'Oreal Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color in Dark Brown. I'll post a review once I've used it.
Finally, I got two products from the Not Your Mother's hair line - Beach Babe texturizing sea salt spray and the Beat the Heat thermal styling shield spray. I only wash my hair every 5-7 days, and you really can't get away with going that long between washes unless you use a minimal amount of products. So between my not wanting to use a lot of products and the fact that I only use heat on my hair once, maybe twice a week, I've not used a heat protectant. But I recently got a haircut, and I'd like to minimize the possibility of split ends, so I'm willing to give it a try. What I actually went in to buy was the Beach Babe spray - I read somewhere that it was a really great for curls (I have naturally curly hair). So far, I love it. It adds a lot of texture and smells amazing!! Each product was $5.99 each (and buy one get one 50% off at Ulta) - very reasonable.