August Ulta Haul - Sammy Makes Six

August Ulta Haul

I don't have an Ulta in my area which means I have to order online most of the time, but having to order at least $50 worth in order to get free shipping isn't always fun. If I have a fair of amount of products to order or they are all high end, then that's fine, but sometimes I just want to take advantage of a coupon or get a few things. So last week Ulta was having a $25 free shipping promotion and so of course I had to take advantage. I got the new foundation I had been dying to try, and a few other items. Meeting that $25 minimum was not hard at all. Ulta should run this promotion at least once a month for those of us who don't live near a store, if they did I guarantee I would order each and every month.  So check out my goodies!

As always, I tried to incorporate some saving into my order, always do. This time Maybelline was buy one get one 50% off, and even though Ulta prices are a bit hiked up, you can still score some savings.

I had been waiting to get to the store to buy the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation after spending days and days watching YouTube reviews of it. I don't usually jump on trends but I love a good foundation and had been thinking of trying the Bare Minerals Skin Serum Foundation which is $29, so when I heard this could be a good dupe I really wanted to try it. It's supposed to be a light to medium coverage every day foundation that feels super light on the skin. I don't want to wear a heavy foundation on the daily, especially in this heat, so I was dying to try it. I do have a review of it coming up because I did try it out on Saturday and it's as amazing as everyone says. 

This foundation was 9.99 and using the $3.50 off a $10 purchase coupon that Ulta always has, I paid $7.50 for it. You only get 0.67 fl oz of product in this bottle versus the regular 1 oz of most foundations, so I wanted to save as much as I could and I think that's a great price for something hot off the press.

Maybelline Color Elixir in Vision in Violet was my second Maybelline item and I paid $4.50 after half off. A super decent price for this lip gloss. This is the third one I get and the last one probably, ever since these came out I always knew I wanted three of them and now I have them and can move on to another collection. This is really pigmented and from the three it is my favorite, but I will be reviewing and swatching all three soon. 

Now we move on to the Essence Long Lasting Lipsticks. I had been waiting for Ulta to finally have these and in this order I picked three and really should have thrown Coral Calling in there as well because I really wanted it. For now though I picked up Adorable Matt, Dare To Wear and Wear Berries. I have one of these lipsticks that I won from Essence on Twitter and it is so amazing that I could not wait to get more.

Are these not just gorgeous. BTW, my review of Wear Berries is up and you can find it at this link.

Everytime I log into Ulta I run a search to see if any new Essence polishes have been added, and most the time it's a big NO. But this time I found two, one that's I have always passed one and a new The Matt polish I had never seen before. This is probably part of any entire line but Ulta just had the one. Seriously, I know Essence Coulour & Go Polishes are super popular, I don't know why they can't give us a larger color range. 

Essence Colour & Go The Matt Polish in Candy Crush. It's a very pink color that seems pretty plain but I can't wait to try this new formula out.

Essence Colour & Go in Let's Get Lost, I have seen this a ton of times and never got it because I don't really like the color, but why not give it a try? I am going to be working on a ton more swatch posts so I want the variety to be good, so for the sake of that I went ahead and grabbed it. I think it's actually going to be a fun color to try out.

I had two other things in my oder, a bag of Ulta brand cotton balls and cotton swabs which made my order right about $28. Not bad at all for getting so many awesome goodies and I am really happy with the low price I paid on the Maybelline foundation and lip gloss. So far I am enjoying what I have already tried out and def look for reviews of each item soon. I love me some Ulta. 
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