Free makeup in my mailbox.

Hello beauty junkies! Today we are going to talk about Ulta sending out Free gifts?! Yes you read that right, I said FREE.

It started off as any other day, I went about my errands and came home to check my mail and a little white box from Ulta beauty was waiting for me. I thought it was strange because I hadn’t ordered anything. For such a small box… it sure was heavy. I opened the box to find a sweet note/postcard and a free high end product!

I will insert pictures of the note below but first lets go over what it said. Tarte x Ultamate rewards platinum was the first thing I saw, meaning this gift was because I was a platinum member! The note then goes on to thank me for being a platinum member and saying this was a special treat just for me.

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Im sure at this point you’re all wondering what the gift was…… am I right? It was the tarteist pro glow highlight & contour palette. I was in complete and utter shock, or as the beauty community now says “I WAS SHOOK”. Ulta already has an amazing rewards system in my opinion, so the fact that they’re now sending gifts for spending sooo much money is fantastic. If you don’t shop at ulta you’re probably like what makes their rewards system so amazing aka better than sephora (which I still love so hush). Let me tell you a few things about ulta’s rewards program.

  • They give a free birthday gift
  • If you sign up for emails they have promotions where you can get 2x, 3x, or even 5x bonus points on that particular item/brand.
  • Your points turn into MONEY.
  • You have to spend only $450 a year to be platinum, which let’s face it is easy to do when you’re addicted to beauty products.

I think it was very sweet of them to send platinum members such a sweet gift and I thank them. I think more companies should try this approach, it makes the costumer feel appreciated for all of the money we spend. So again I say thank you to Tarte cosmetics and Ulta Beauty.

 

Why I’ve been distracted.

Lately I haven’t posted as much as normal and that isn’t because im giving up on this blog, NOT AT ALL. I enjoy writing these reviews, sharing information, and helping people decide if they want something. I enjoy being a part of the beauty community and giving my opinion…….but that isn’t why you’re reading this post. You’re reading this post because you’re wondering why i’ve been away for a bit.

Let me begin by saying I have A LOT of makeup…A LOT. I’m not saying this to brag, i’m saying this because it’s true. I have a bit of a shopping problem and let’s face it…. I LOVE MAKEUP! I have anxiety so sometime I tend to feel cluttered and during those times I decide to go throw my products and down size. What do I do with my down sized products? I resell them at a lower price.

There is actually a whole community of people on apps reselling cosmetics and a bunch of other things like clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. I have fallen into that community and now im ADDICTED! The two apps that I use are Poshmark and Mercari.  I love being able to share products with people who would use  them more and make a few bucks back from what I put into that product. Everyone needs income and this is a new way for me to have some. I can’t always buy things I think everyone would be interested in because I don’t have tons of money. This is a way for me to support myself and my blog. Eventually I hope this blog will get big enough that I can make some money from doing what I enjoy, but that’s beside the point.

The reason I’ve been distracted is because I’ve been busy with listing products to sell, making friends on these apps and becoming apart of that community as well. I would love for you to join me as well on there. You could make some cash and some friends too! Plus not to mention they have items that you’ve always wanted and could never find!

Please forgive me for my little leave.

Much love,

Ashliee xoxo

Down here im going to leave my poshmark and mercari information in case you’d like to join as well. If you do, be sure to leave a comment letting me know you came over from the blog!

Poshmark: You download the app and search @snxwprincess , if you use the code UNVNP when you sign up you get $5 to start you off!

Mercari: You download the app and look for snxwprincess , if you use the code MJCNYQ when you sign up you get $2 to start you off!

like I said please comment or message me letting me know you’re from the blog! Or if you already are on these apps comment down below your names so I can find you!

Sephora Favorites – Blushing Beauty

Let’s start off with a few key things about this kit!

  • It’s an exclusive to sephora inside jcpenny
  • Retail value of $112
  • Actual cost is $36
  • 6-piece sampler
  • 3 full size
  • 3 sample/travel size

The kit itself looks like this.

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Moving on to the contents of the kit!

Let’s begin with the Lancome definicils mascara!

  • Full size
  • The shade is in 01 BLACK
  • 6.2g / 0.21oz

Picture as followed,

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Next, we have the Beauty blender!

  • Full size
  • It’s the beauty blender bubble
  • Latex free polyurethane foam.
  • 2.83g / 0.1 oz

Picture as followed,

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Then, we have the becca shimmer skin perfector!

  • Sample/travel size
  • Pressed verision
  • In the shade opal
  • 2.40g / 0.085oz

Pictures as followed, (swatches to come)

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Following, we have a nars blush!

  • Sample/travel size
  • In the shade orgasm
  • 3.5g / 0.12oz

Picture as followed, (swatches to come)

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Second to last, we have an urban decay single shadow!

  • Full size
  • In the shade scratch
  • 1.5g / 0.05oz

Picture as followed, (swatches to come)

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Finally, we have the Tarteist glossy lip paint!

  • Sample/travel size
  • In the shade obvi
  • 1mL / 0.034 fl oz

Picture as followed (swatches to come)

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Last but not least we have the long awaited swatches!

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From top to bottom:

  • Becca shimmer skin perfector pressed in opal
  • Nars blush in orgasm
  • Urban decay eyeshadow in scratch
  • Tarte tarteist glossy lip pain in obvi

 

All in all I think this kit is an amazing deal! You should totally run to your nearest sephora inside jcpenny and pick this up!

Lorac Unzipped Palette

I know this palette isn’t anywhere near new, but it’s new to me. I’ve been eyeing up this palette for a long time…. my friend even suggested I get it because it’s “so me”.  I hesitated because of the fact that I already had so many palettes so did I really need another one? Once I found out it was going to be a part of ulta’s 21 days of beauty sale I knew I definitely needed another palette!

A few things to note about this palette:

  • total net wt .39oz/11.2g
  • $42 (But you can use ebates to get cash back)

The link provided is my person ebates referral link, when you sign up through my link you’ll get a free $10 to start your cashback savings!

https://www.ebates.com/r/ASHLIE897?eeid=28187

Let me show you the unique packaging of this palette, it’s called the unzipped so what better then a zipper on it?

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I know, I know…. you’re here for the inside!

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Let me just say that in my opinion this is the most beautiful rosy-toned eyeshadow palette I have ever had the honor to lay my eyes upon.

Swatches are as followed.

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Top to bottom:

  • Undercover
  • Unbelievable
  • Unattainable
  • Unconditional
  • Unbridled

 

I apologize for the messiness of these swatches.

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Top to bottom:

  • Undiscovered
  • Unreal
  • Uncensored
  • Unspoken
  • Untamed

I am loving these shadows! I personally think that it is worth the $42 price point. The blendability of the shadows, the one swipe pigmentation…what more could you ask for. If you’re into rosy-toned shadows you need to run out and pick this up! (or purchase it online using ebates to get cash back!)

Tarte make believe in yourself eye & cheek palette

Let’s start off with a few key things about this palette.

  • Limited Edition
  • Available at ulta, sephora, and tarte’s website
  • $40
  • 10 eyeshadows
  • 1 matte shade
  • 1 highlighter

Now onto the packaging! Oh my god is it stunning, It’s like looking into a kaleidoscope.

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I know you must be dying to see the inside of this beauty, well here it is!

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isn’t she amazing?! This is tarte’s first colorful palette and boy oh boy did they nail it in my opinion. Not to mention the pigmentation is flawless.

Swatches are as Followed.

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From top to bottom:

  • myth (matte nude)
  • magic (bronze)
  • wings (copper)
  • marvel (metallic sage)
  • trance (taupe slate)

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From top to bottom:

  • fairy (metallic lavender)
  • mystic (blue pearl)
  • dream (turquoise)
  • crystal (iridescent champagne)
  • pixie (golden pink)

Last but not least the highlight

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  • believe (pearl highlight)

I personally believe this palette is worth it to go pick up. Breath taking packaging, highly pigmented shadows… what more could you ask for? I do wish they would have added one or two more matte shades in here but since they didn’t that just means you’ll get use out of two palettes that day!

I highly recommend this palette.

Tarte Magic Wands Brush Set

This is going to be a relatively short post because there isn’t much to say other than YOU NEED THESE IN YOUR LIFE!!!!

Let’s start off with a few things to know about these babies.

  • They are limited edition.
  • They are sold on tarte’s website, sephora, and ulta.
  • They are $39
  • The set comes with 5 brushes.

The brushes come in a box with them pictured on the front.

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Inside the box is unicorn tissue paper! What more could a girl ask for, am I right?!

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Once you get past that beautiful tissue paper you see your beautiful new gold handled unicorn horn magic wand brushes!

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Each brush has a unique color and propose (as stated below from left to right):

  • purple liquid foundation brush: dense, fluffy bristles pick up & apply cream or liquid foundations & primers
  • green blending eyeshadow brush: fluffy shadow brush defines the crease while blending out harsh lines
  • pink powder brush: applies just the right amount of foundation or finishing powder for an airbrushed look
  • blue shading eyeshadow brush: flat shading brush packs on base shadows & softens around the crease
  • magenta contour brush: dense, flat bristles create a perfectly controlled contour

This is an amazing set of brushes! They’re soft, light weight, and beautiful!

*The information I have gathered here for you today was from tarte’s website!

Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette

Yes I  know this palette is not new but I found it for $14.99! Where would something that is normally $36 dollars be $14.99 you ask? MARSHALLS!

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I know the box says compare at $28 but all too faced 9 pan tins retail for $36.

The outside packaging is adorable! It features a leopard/cheetah print. Same size and shape as other too faced 9 pan tins.

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Enough about the outside, Im sure what you’re all waiting for is to see the inside!

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Beautiful selection of colors and the names are too stinking cute! I love how the too faced 9 pan tins all are seperated by day, classic, and fashion. It’s also nice that the last row can be used wet or dry or even as liner! Plus they all come with a little booklet over the mirror to show you three looks that you can achieve with each section! How awesome is that?

Now to show you the swatches! plus excuse my arm as I have a bit of an allergic reaction going on at the moment, I apologize.

Im going to do the swatches by row of day/classic/fashion.

Day:

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Top to bottom:

  • Purrr
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Leopard (wet/dry)

Classic:

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Top to bottom:

  • Meow
  • Pussy Cat
  • Jungle Love (wet/dry)

Fashion:

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  • Kitten
  • Kitty Glitter
  • Panther (wet/dry)

As you saw above 3 shades are quite larger than the other 6, those shades are the top swatch of each photo.

  • Larger pans individually: Net wt. 2.0g/0.07 oz
  • Larger pans total: Net wt. 6.0g/0.21 oz
  • Smaller pans individually: Net wt. 0.9g/0.03 oz
  • Smaller pans total: Net wt. 5.4g/0.18 oz

All in All I personally think the two faced palettes are worth the $36 dollars but if you can find some of them cheaper then definitely pick them up!

Leave a comment below if you’d like to see the other 9 pan tin I have!