Sunday, September 16, 2012

My First Time at Ulta (Nail Polish Haul)

This week Ulta Beauty opened in Little Rock.  I am so excited that we finally have one.

I am pretty much obsessed with YouTube.  Mainly with watching Beauty Gurus.  All the gurus I watch are always talking about how they shop at Ulta.  It's such a cool store they have basically anything related to beauty.  They carry drugstore brands (such as Maybelline, and Revlon) as well as higher end brands (such as Tarte, Urban Decay, and Benefit.)

They have nail polish, perfumes, candles, shampoo...everything!  I love it!

Yesterday my Mom and I went to check out the new (to Little Rock) store.  It was happiness overload for both of us...at first we didn't know where to begin.

We decided to look at NYX first...it's one of our favorite brands and you can't find it anywhere but Ulta or online (that I know of)  I got a blue retractable eyeliner (in the shade Blue Eyes.)

We then went over to the nail polish and I found a color that I have been searching for for months now.  Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in the shade Pacific Blue.


I saw DulceCandy87 wearing this in one of her YouTube videos (click there to go to her channel) and I knew I had to have it.   I looked everywhere, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Drug Emporium; none of them had it.  they didn't even have a spot for it on their shelves, it's not just like they were all sold out of it.

I knew Ulta would have it, they have every color you could imagine.  Especially since ours had just opened the day before.

It was the last one they had.  I was so happy to have finally found it.  They had a deal going on where if you buy one Sally Hansen product you can get another half price.  So I also got Coral Reef.



I don't normally like pink-ish colors, but I'm wearing this on my nails right now and I love it!

Ulta had their brand of nail polish on sale too so I got three of them.


Mint Condition (A light mint green)


Little Black Dress (Black with a slight shimmer)

I love black polish; 99% of the time it's what I have on my nails.  The brand I have been using (Sur) I love it, it is the best black polish out there in my opinion, but I've only ever found it at the nail salon in my hometown.   My bottle is running on empty so I decided to pick up Little Black Dress it has just the right amount of shimmer.  The black is still hardcore, but if you look closely you can see glitter.


Sun-Sational 

I've been looking for the perfect yellow polish for a long time...and I think this may be it.  Every yellow I have tried has been the color of banana pudding, or had an orange tint; or neon like a highlighter. If I did find one I thought would be good it would turn out to be watery and very sheer.  I haven't actually worn this one yet but I swatched it on my nail at the store yesterday and it seems to be exactly what I've been wanting.  A true opaque yellow.


I also got some lipsticks...which I'll post about tomorrow, along with a look I created using the Urban Decay Smoked Palette and a few of the products I bought at Ulta.

-laurenmikael


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