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.

 

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!

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!

Tarte Maneater Collection

As always beauties let’s begin with a few things about Tarte and their maneater collection.

  • The maneater series Tarte is only available on  Tarte’s website and at ulta.
  • 3 items makeup the series a palette, eyeliner, and mascara
  • The palette is $29
  • The eyeliner is $20
  • The mascara is $23
  • Tarte is formulated without any parabens • mineral oil • phthalates • triclosan • sodium lauryl sulfate • gluten

The packaging is a shiny gold with purple and black cheetah print as pictured below.

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Moving onto the inside of the palette!

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Ulta’s description of the palette is as so, “Unleash your inner feline with this longwearing eyeshadow palette featuring seven richly pigmented shades in a mix of matte and micro-metallic lusters. Powered by Tarte’s iconic Amazonian clay, each shadow is easy to blend, non-chalky, and has great payoff without creasing into fine lines. There’s an array of liner, lid and crease-defining shades in sexy neutrals and a pearlescent eye and cheek highlighter to awaken the inner corner of your eyes and add a subtle strobe to the brow and cheek bones. To complete your look coat lashes with Maneater Voluptuous Mascara.”

Swatches are as followed

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  • Meow (ivory)
  • Passion (cream)
  • Foxy (rose gold)
  • Lace (pearl highlight)
  • Purr (soft mauve)
  • Saucy (light brown)
  • Hypnotic (shimmering berry)
  • Midnight (brown)

Now for the eyeliner and mascara neither of which I have so the images and information will be taken for ulta’s website.

Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara as pictured below,

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Ulta describes this mascara as so, “Dress your lashes like you style your hair with this lengthening, curling and volumizing mascara. With a soft-flex brush and lightweight triple-black formula, it lifts lashes at the root, styles and fans them out to create amped-up fluttery fullness with no flaking or clumping. The custom molded brush features hundreds of flexible bristles to curl and coat lashes with even, intense pigment for 23x more volume powered by lash-strengthening jojoba and carnauba wax.”

Tarte Maneater Self-Sharpening Liner as pictured below,

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Ulta’s describes the eyeliner as so, “Say goodbye to messy, dull & hard to control lines. This self-sharpening, precision black eyeliner delivers a crisp tip every time, so you can easily perfect a cat eye, wing or tightline. With this easy-glide gel formula, there’s no tugging, skipping or dragging. You’ll get precise payoff and budgeproof longwear with this Amazonian clay-infused formula. It’s also safe for the inner rim with a waterproof formula that won’t run, flake or fade to keep your liner looking fresh throughout the day. Cruelty free”

 Overall I think this is a nice collection for the eyes, everything you could need!