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#LipofTheDay Love Until Valentine’s Day!

#lipoftheday Lip Love

#lipoftheday Lip Love

Happy Makeup Monday!  Did you guys realize Valentine’s Day is under a month away.  We don’t have to have big elaborate plans but it is an excuse to theme out your day and share some love.  It is the middle of winter and things are kinda blah so anything to brighten that up right!?  To do that I’ll be sharing my favorite lippies  ❤  Here’s what I’m loving today!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Mousiture in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Word on the Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks:

AVON x THE FACE SHOP
Our exclusive collaboration with The Face Shop brings you super-luxurious Korean beauty products that are influencing the world. Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick contains a moisturizing color-rich formula that caresses lips with a soft, satiny finish—all in a single stroke! Our essential lip-softening oil blend of sweet almond, chamomile, rose and lavender oils conditions your pout for a non-drying, supple feel. .12 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• 20 high-impact shades
• Vivid, pigment-rich color swipes on effortlessly
• Lightweight formula hugs lips like a second skin
• Fresh, sleek design

TO USE
Apply to center of lips and blend.
How To: The Flushed Lip
Are there pops of color you’re always eyeing, but never dare to try? Try this tip for wearing any lip color in a natural way.
1. Choose your color and saturate on the center of your lips.
2. Using your finger, tap and blend the color as if you’re rubbing in a lip balm. Once the color starts to dissolve into your lips, gently pull your finger to the top of your lip and dab your Cupid’s bow.
3. The end result is a halo effect showing a gorgeous pop of color!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisutre in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Blush Beige

Word of Alicia:  I did not follow the instructions, I just put it on like regular lipstick.  The color payoff was really good and lasted.  I did find them comfortable to wear and for a satin more of a matte stain than a glossier satin if that makes sense.  I’m actually really excited to try them now using the instructions above and apply kind of more like a balm.  I picked up 4 more shades and will certainly be trying this technique with a few of those.

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

❤ #lipoftheday everyday until Valentine’s Day helping you find your lip love.  Follow along, love/like your favorites and find your perfect match! ❤ If you’re looking for a little lip love, something new for 2020 to brighten up let me help you find your perfect lip match.  If you want some personal consulation on what colors/formulas would work best for you hit me up!  Comment/DM/email

 

 

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving enjoying the holiday with friends and family all while looking fab.  One thing about the holidays, is that magical feeling you get from the nostalgia. I love a holiday tradition, applying my old and making new ones.  Heather and I are trying to share those vibes today with a little vintage holiday.  Vintage is not only super on trend, and a theme perfect for gifting for all ages, but its also a way to capture those warm and fuzzies.

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Get Ready With Me!

Get Ready With Me!

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Getting ready for holiday events is half the fun.  Everyday I use a body lotion because if I forget to put on perfume I at least have a fragrant layer.  A vintage inpspired makeup look is perfect for the holidays, a neutral eye, winged liner and a red lip.  PERFECT.  Topped  off with some jewelry whatever you’re wearing feels as special as the day.  For my neutral eye I’ve been loving the So Gorgeous Eye Palette.  For my holdiay red lip I’m loving the Avon Iconic Lipstick in crimson carnation.  Not only is it the perfecto holiday red, its also in a fun vintage inspired metal tube that feels just as special pulling it out and using it.

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Classic Winged Liner

Classic Winged Liner

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Avon's Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

Avon’s Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

I usually like to pull vintage vibes when I’m wearing all black, its a way to take your basics from being boring to being the bee’s knees!  Pop of red, pop of sparkly and I’m holiday ready.  Not only do I personally like to wear this look I think it would make a great gift idea.  You could do the Sparkling Vanilla Champaign bath and body collection with the So Gorgeous Eye Palette and an Iconic lipstick for a gift that works well after the new year.  Bump it up with some jewelry or those adorable bubble baths in the cute cat bottles for even bigger gift.  (see Heather’s Vintage Holiday below)

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

Heather's Vintage Holiday

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

“Whether you want to add a little vintage glam, a sprinkle of whimsy, or go full retro for the holidays, Avon’s got you!  Everything old is new again–or at least cool again–so tease that hair, wing that eyeliner, and jump into the hip and happening trend this season

Heather's Vintage Holiday

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

Start by taking a luxurious bubble bath with Prim and Prissy to keep you company.  After drying off, spray on a layer of the Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Body Mist to be that hint of a fragrance in the room everyone asks about. 

Prim and Priss

Prim and Priss

Crack open the Classic Glam A Box to line those eyes in smoke and brush on some mascara that will stay put throughout the entire day, no matter what you do.  Pick your favorite lip color from three classic shades in the Iconic Lipstick line and make sure to carry it with you in your clutch–these tubes are a work of art in and of themselves!  Accessorize with your jewelry pieces of choice–there are TONS of pieces to choose from to suit your particular taste, but make sure to add the Iconic Collectible Wreath Pin to your coat lapel or scarf to top it off with seasonal style.  And don’t forget that hostess gift: the 2019 Vintage Inspired Pewter Ornament is sure to delight and you won’t be bringing a double!”  – Heather

Iconic Lipstick

Iconic Lipstick

 

Avon products pictured:

So Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Willow, Wild Rose & Crimson Carnation

Iconic Jewelry:  Iconic Collectible Wreath Pin, Iconic Vintage Style Earrings, Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace, Iconic Bow Necklace and Earring Set

2019 Vintage Inspired Pewter Ornament

A Box:  The A Box: Classic Glam

Avon Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

Iconic Pretty Purrfect Bubble Bath in Prissy Pink & Prim Black

You can shop the vintage inspired products over at the eBoutique and be sure to take advantage of Cyber Week!  Now through Dec 7th you can get 20% off, your choice of a FREE gift, and FREE shipping on orders based off your dollar amount!  Especially if you’re getting some of these vintage items, grab the free gift for yourself or for another gift!  Shop quick because these vintage inspired items are limited edition and going fast, some are already out of stock.  If you see something you like, swoop it now!

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

With Thanksgiving falling late this year a lot of retailers are releasing deals all this week. I’m sure there will be door busters that hyped up Black Friday but for the most part shopping now provides just as good of a deal. And let’s be real, its a short work week and I know a bunch of you are just killing time, screwing around on the internet, so might as well shop online, get some deals, free shipping and get a leg up on your shopping.

Promo Code:  AVONBLACK

Promo Code: AVONBLACK

Black Friday offers going on at the eBoutique with promo code AVONBLACK

Spend $20+ and get free shipping.
Spend $45+ and get an additional 20% off.
Spend $65+ and you’ll get our Life of the Party 7-Piece Gift Set (a $50 value) free!

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

Over at my online store all with the promo code AVONBLACK you can get 3 offers depending on order size.  The best value is spending a min of $60 and getting this free gift set.  This gift set could be a gift all in itself, or break it up use the hand creams as office gift, pair the beauty items together as a girlfriend gifts, or use these as your stocking stuffers, or keep it all for yourself while buying gifts for others!  If you need some ideas on what to order check my past posts during our 12 Days of Deals.  If you want more personal suggestions I’d love to help curate some gift ideas.  You can reach out to me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or on facebook.  You can always leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out to you there.

12 Days of Deals – Day 10: Free Vitamin C Serum

12 Days of Deals is still going on over at the eBoutique but only for a few more days!  If you follow me on IG/FB you saw day 8&9 but today its this full size Vitamin C Serum for FREE with your $50 order.

Use Promo Code VITAMINC

Use Promo Code VITAMINC

12 Days of Deals – Day 10:  FREE Anew Vitamin C Serum a $44 value with promo code VITAMINC

Word of Alicia:  The Vitamin C Serum is one of my must have’s especially now that its been reformulated!  If you haven’t tried it with its new silky, quick absorbing formula then what a better way than to try it for FREE! Vit C really helps with sun and age spots and the winter is the BEST time to use it and help repair that damage.  Pair it with a super hydrating moisturizer as with all vitamin c products they contain alcohol so you actually absorb the vitamin c.  I really like it paired with the Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme.  If I were to build a $50 order to get this serum for free this is the order I’d build:

Order Idea to get the FREE Vitamin C Serum

Order Idea to get the FREE Vitamin C Serum

My absolute favorite gift bundle is this Let It Glow Skincare Blockbuster for $49.  Not only does it have a $154 value but it contains some of my absolute favorites that I’ve talked about so many times it also has the perfect red lip matte lipstick for the holidays and beyond.  The Avon Mattitude Lipstick in Persistent is a deeper red that looks magical with simple eye makeup for the holidays.  And can we talk about that glitter bag!?  Its the icing on the cake!  Because we need to add another dollar to hit that $50 mark I suggest my fav senses in Starfruit & Coconut that’s now on clearance for $2.99 (see here).

Alicia's Fav Set:  The Let It Glow Skincare Bundle

Alicia’s Fav Set: The Let It Glow Skincare Bundle

You could either gift the Let It Glow Skincare Bundle, break it up and use as individual gifts and keep the free Vitamin C or keep it all!  Either way this order is worth $208 and you’d get it for $51.99…. A 1/4th the cost!!!!  I mean why would you not!?  You can shop this online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25

12 Days of Deals - Day 3:  Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our 12 Days of Deals is back with our Day 3 offer – free shipping on a $25 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code HOLIDAY25

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Word of Alicia:  Orders usually ship free at a $40 price point, so when the free ship at $25 comes around this is the best time to get makeup!  We’re so reasonably priced that you can get your basics for under $25 – like Love At First Lash Mascara ($12), Glimmersticks Eye/Lip/Brow Liners (3 for $10), foundation ($14-$25), my fave Nourishing Lipstick ($6.99)… however my order suggestion this time around to get the free ship at $25 is the Time To Shine Palette Collection.

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

• Positive Vibes Only Eye Palette, 12 eye shades. .34 oz. total net wt.
• Reach for the Stars Eye Palette, 12 eye shades .34 oz. total net wt.
• The Future is Bright Face Palette, 2 blushes and 2 highlighters, .54 oz. total net wt.

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Live your best life—and treat every day like a holiday!  Scan our library of limited-edition makeup palettes (with mirrors!) that slip seamlessly into a star-studded book sleeve. This set was inspired by the power of individuality and self-confidence. Use each palette and remind yourself every day: you’re strong, you’re beautiful and you can make a difference.

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

This is SUCH a nice set for only $25.  As someone who shops a lot of brands, high to low, the quality on this one stands out just as nice as those high end brands.  As someone who shops holiday sets at places like Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc… this holiday set gives you so much between the 24 eye shades and the 4 face shades.  PLUS the packaging is to die for!  It’s not *too* holiday making this a great set to use year round.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Last year we had a similar version (see here) that Oprah actually mentioned as one of her top gifts to give and get.  This year it’s just as good of a gift and even better packaging and color options!

This would make a great gift for any beauty lover, anyone who shops as said stores, and anyone who loves *living their best life*.  You can shop the Time to Shine Palette Collection online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code HOLIDAY25 for free shipping.

 

Classic Glam – Avon A Box and Online Promo Codes

Classic Glam - A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Classic Glam – A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Go for timeless elegance with the C24 A Box — Classic Glam (product #762463). Filled with three full-size makeup staples and a gorgeous (A Box exclusive!) necklace, this beautiful set can bump up your orders to get FREE shipping and a FREE The Face Shop deluxe trial set!  (see more below)

Classic Glam A Box - $40 Value

Classic Glam A Box – $40 Value

Here are all the fab products inside (a $40 value!):

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blush
Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Black
Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black
A-Box Exclusive! Medallion Velvet Choker

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

For just $10 with a $40 qualifying order this vintage inspired A Box has all the necessities for a classic glam look.  This would also make a beautiful gift to anyone who loves a little vintage.  I personally think it matches so perfectly with our new arrivals that you would be doing yourself a disservice not to get it.

Glam Vintage Vibe - New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

Glam Vintage Vibe – New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

AVON PROMO CODES at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Free Deluxe Beauty Sampler on orders $50+ using promo code FACESHOP

10% Off your first order with promo code WELCOME10

Glimmersticks 3 for $10

Anew Neutralize Collection, all 3 for $39.99

Skin So Soft – Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

The A Box: Draw and Paint and Avon Promo Codes

Draw and Paint A Box

Draw and Paint A Box

Go play—and get creative! Color in lips with a long-lasting stain, expertly line eyes using a calligraphy tip and dress up your nails with pretty polish and bejeweled accents with the Draw and Paint A Box (product number 142876).

Unboxing!

Unboxing!

Valued at $37 get four full-size makeup must-haves for only $10:

• Avon 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo Lip Line & Fill Duo in Inked Rose, .05 fl. oz.
• Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner in Black, .03 fl. oz.
• Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Lavender Sky, .4 fl. oz.
• A-Box exclusive! Avon Nail Gems

Special set price reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 22 purchase (through Oct 14th).  If you would like this box after Oct 14th you can order it by ordering by product number (142876) and selecting campaign 22.

$37 worth of product for only $10!

$37 worth of product for only $10!

Word of Alicia:  The A Boxes have been very neutral lately, lots of fall feels, which is why this bright and colorful option feels so fresh!  I really like all these items, a lot!  The Lip Tattoo in Inked Rose is one of my favorite colors, and Lavender Sky nail polish works year round.  The Gems would be really fun on your nails, but even more fun on your face for festivals.  That’s why this would make a great box for teenage or college age girls.  Pick this one up now and save it for Christmas Gift Giving!  — Remember A Boxes wrap up to be really great Christmas Tree’s 😉

The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

ONLINE PROMOs at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Campaign 22 Sales and Promos!

Campaign 22 Sales and Promos!

 

Unboxing – Fall for Glimmer A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Upgrade your everyday sparkle by pairing neutral shadows with Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner. Add a cascade of shimmery earrings for a full-on, light-catching effect.  The Fall for Glimmer A Box is a $40 value that you can get for only $10!!! (Special set price reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 21 purchase.)

A Box Unboxing - Fall For Glimmer

A Box Unboxing – Fall For Glimmer

Three full-size makeup faves and A-Box exclusive earrings.

Avon True Color Eye Quad in Warm Sunrise

Avon True Color Eye Quad in Warm Sunrise

• Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Warm Sunrise, .176 oz. net wt.

Swatched.

Swatched.

• Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Olive, .01 oz. net wt.

Olive Glimmerstick Swatched.

Olive Glimmerstick Swatched.

• Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, 2.7 fl. oz.

Exclusive Earrings!

Exclusive Earrings!

• A-Box Exclusive! Shimmering Teardrop Earrings, 1” drop pierced earrings with glass stone.

Perfect Fall Glimmer with the A Box!

Perfect Fall Glimmer with the A Box!

Word of Alicia:  Seriously this is a must-have, a personal favorite and trending perfectly for fall! I know I say that about all the A Boxes but they REALLY have upped the game and its staying that way through the rest of the year.  Warm Sunrise is a user favorite, its just the perfect warm toned neutrals that work for all skin tones.  You can create a basic or dramatic look.  The Olive Glimmerstick is so unique but looks stunning on!  And because its not a harsh black it really works for everyone, even the makeup novice.  Can we just talk about these earrings, how unique for Avon and even better that multi-faceted glimmer!  $10 for all the fall trends, DONE!

Wearing the A Box!  (along with some Mattitude Liquid Lipstick)

Wearing the A Box! (along with some Mattitude Liquid Lipstick)

So very wearable!

So very wearable!

Promo’s Going on a http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fall for Glimmer A Box:  $10 with a $40 order, just add to cart and price will automatically update with a qualifying order.

Who knew olive eyeliner could be so pretty!

Who knew olive eyeliner could be so pretty!

NEW!  Live Out Loud Fragrance!  Get it before it launches at a special price of $25 with promo code LIVE

Promo Code SEPTFREE – Get a FREE Anew Reversalist Night Cream with your $50 order.  So basically build a $40 order, add on the A Box for $10 use promo code SEPTFREE and get a game changing night cream for FREE!

Warm Neutrals For Fall - Trending and Pretty!

Warm Neutrals For Fall – Trending and Pretty!

Wear and Share Wednesday: Touch of Fall

Wear and Share Wednesday:  A Touch of Fall

Wear and Share Wednesday: A Touch of Fall

Fact:  It’s still officially summer.  The first day of fall isn’t until Monday, and it’s still going to be 90 degrees this weekend so even if I want to embrace fall early, it’s really only a touch of fall.  I think I’m so tired of the same sundresses I’ve been wearing all summer so I’m ready for a wardrobe refresh, even if its just a touch.  I have done some great back to school shopping and picked up a bunch of fall 2019 trends, but I can’t quite wear them all yet, so I need to add in a touch of fall where I can.

A touch of fall with camel accessories!

A touch of fall with camel accessories!

I achieved a touch of fall with camel accessories!  This fall color is not only classic but neutral and really anchors my LWD.   I’ve known I wanted a camel tote as my fall bag since the spring but I haven’t been able to find one until last week!  I scored this clearance find at TJ Maxx and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for.

New fall bag of my dreams!

New fall bag of my dreams!

Lucky for me my camel and tortoise double ring belt from Express came in right at the same time and nothing is better than matching your belt to your bag.  This white dress is from my Express Style Trial box and belting it gave it just the touch of fall I was craving.  Plus this LWD is really well made, lined and the perfect quality for transitioning from summer to fall.

LWD gets the fall treatment!

LWD gets the fall treatment!

You know what also arrived at the same time as my belt and new bag purchase… my Avon order!  Which included this beautiful camel faux leather strap watch and this leaf bracelet that look amazing stacked together.  I had this bag/watch combo going in my dreams since I saw this watch in person at our conference 6 weeks ago!  These two are launching soon but as a rep I get them a few weeks early.

Obsessories!

Obsessories!

I’ve been obsessed with these white slides from Shoedazzle.  They actually have a camel sole so they work perfectly for this late summer look.  As we head more into fall and it drops down to the 70s 😉 I can switch out these slides for these snakeskin booties and I have an even deeper fall look. You can already see how I’m working in these booties and that animal print trend for late summer in my last post (see here).

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories

Wear and Share Wednesday has a lot of new fall pieces I’m loving!  Pieces that are functional for the weather, and fashionable for the fall.  What are you wearing these last few days of summer!?

Wear and Share Wednesday Vibes

Wear and Share Wednesday Vibes

21 Days of Beauty at Ulta

21 Days of Beauty at Ulta

21 Days of Beauty at Ulta

One can not live on Avon alone.  Even though I could challenge that, but confessions of a product junkie, I shop around.  Usually I don’t pay much attention to the 21 Days of Beauty Event at Ulta but I’m going through a little Ulta obsession right now and there are some KILLER deals in this event.  Its half way over but some of the best deals are yet to come!

Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Daily Deals

Everyone blogs/IG’s about the Sephora VIB event but honestly I kinda like Ulta better.  I like more bang for my buck, having more options, and up until a yr ago Ulta was just closer and more convenient.  What I hated about Ulta was the checkout line, it is always so long and takes forever… BUT now they added buy online pick up in store and LIFE IS CHANGED.  I shopped the Beauty Event last weekend and here are a few tips I discovered.

My Ulta Birthday Haul

My Ulta Birthday Haul

Buy Online Pickup In Store:  This will depend on your location.  I did this and for the most part it was AMAZING.  I got my weekend deals without dealing with the weekend crowd.  HOWEVER I did not get the matte eye pallet I ordered.  For the daily deals they got a memo that they are not allowed to pull the online orders until an hr after the store is open so customers have a chance to shop the items first.   So if a location doesn’t have the stock the online in-store pickup orders will suffer.  I did notice now online some of the daily deals tell you if they’re available for your store or not, but if its something you REALLY want then go to the store when they open for your best shot.

Only got 1 of the 2 palettes I ordered online picked up in store.

Only got 1 of the 2 palettes I ordered online picked up in store.

Utilize the calendar notifications:  This was the first time I used these and was a huge success for my scatterbrain.  I scanned all the deals late at night so you know I wasn’t going to remember which days have which products I want.  Since I was on my phone, I clicked the calendar notifications and all week I’ve been getting the alerts so I know to swing in and grab what I wanted.

Too Faced Neutrals Palette is as pretty as Bandit... er handsome as Bandit

Too Faced Neutrals Palette is as pretty as Bandit… er handsome as Bandit

Stack daily deals with freebies:  A lot of the daily deals have free gifts associated with them too!  I picked up this neural Too Faced Eye Palette and with a $35 Too Face purchase you get this Juicy 4 Piece set.  I’m stoked for more freebies!  (see all free gifts here) You can also use your Ulta coupon, but normal restrictions (like prestige brands) apply – $3.50 off of a $15 purchase coupon.

Got this primer for $3.50 and this Too Faced Gift Set for FREE!

Got this primer for $3.50 and this Too Faced Gift Set for FREE!

I’m not going to lie though, I have a problem.  One of the main reasons I signed up to be an Avon Rep was that I quit my 2nd job but still had 1 job income, so I needed to re-evaluate my spending.  Ulta was a big culprit of that.  I signed up to sell Avon for 2 reasons, make some extra money to fuel my habits and get some just-as-good-as-Ulta products for a MUCH better price.  Who knew it would lead to all these awesome opportunities, income and fun!  Which also means I may not spend as much at Ulta these days but I do go through my spirts and shop it like a mo fo.  Picking up my free birthday gift was what set off this spiral.  I of course strategically planned my purchase to include whatever free gift they had going on, this time it was the bath and body sample set.  It included such a great selection of products and brands.  I’m REALLY loving The Body Shop 3-1 Tea Tree Oil Cleanser.  This gift set doesn’t look to be available online anymore but in my store, they still had it available with a $35 bath and body purchase.

Found some new favorites at Ulta!

Found some new favorites at Ulta!

I also got the September Ulta Birthday Gift as my August gift because they ran out of August.  This NARS mini lipstick in Pour Toujours is the Ulta September Birthday Gift and it’s just ok.  The color is a nice true nude that’s not too foundation-y has the right amount of cool undertones, but the formula is heavy, I just don’t find it comfortable to wear.   And if my lips are dry they look even more dry with this formula.  I would of loved that Benefit Hoola Bronzer more…  Anyways… Ulta 21 Days of Beauty, it’s fun, it has good deals this year and tell me what you’re picking up so I don’t feel like the only product junkie out there.

Ulta's September Birthday Gift - NARS mini lipstick in Pour Toujours

Ulta’s September Birthday Gift – NARS mini lipstick in Pour Toujours