Well, I got a flyer in the mail recently from Ulta, and was amazed and delighted to see a fantastic GWP! (that's gift with purchase, for any of my readers that are not shopping-obsessed.) With any $19.50 purchase of Ulta brand products, they're giving out a cute little bag full of makeup worth $88! And to avoid having to describe the contents ad nauseum, I decided to just share the pic from their website:
Ta-da! The set is available in 2 different colors, one is super-pink, shown here:
Ok, here's why I'm so excited. These aren't some cheap sets thrown together by a company just to get some holiday traffic. The eyeshadows are the same colors as the full-size ones that sell for up to $7 each in the stores. Same with the blushes, eyeliners.... well, all of it! I certainly don't mind that the shadows are smaller (about dime-sized pans), as I never use an entire eyeshadow before it's time to throw it away.
Ready to see the goodies? I'm going to show you everything, then I'll tell you how much I paid. You'll be... amazed. I certainly was! (Oh and FYI, if any of the pics are too small to see properly, just click on them, they'll pop up much larger.)
First, the items I actually paid for:
|Behold... the tower of awesomeness|
|The first layer of... awesomeness. I need more adjectives.|
Super Shiny Lipgloss in Natural (matte neutral shade)
Super Shiny Lipgloss in Whisper (shimmery peachy pink)
|Look at those greens! LOVE|
Au Naturel/Aztec Gold/Green Machine/Lustre
|The cool colors... I can't wait to experiment!|
Thrill Seeker/Plum Noir/Sapphire/Galaxy
Sorry that the flash washes out Girlie, it's a matte light peach. Afterglow is essentially the same color, but sparkly.
Fourth (and last!) drawer:
|Yippee! Lippies! (shut it, you love me)|
I'm amazed at how many of these I want to try! Usually palettes aren't my favorite because they'll contain mostly colors that won't work with my skin. But I want to try all of them but Pixie (middle row, far right). And I may try that one just for fun one day!
What a freakin' lot of makeup for $10! Ok, here are the other items I paid for:
Bam-blue-zled/Diva/Eye Popping Poppy
Also pictured, Double Duty Lip Stain and Balm in Thriller.
Ready for the free stuff? Me too!
Grey/Yellow Floral Bag
Amped Lashes Mascara in Black
Nail Polish in Oh!
Super Shiny Lipgloss in Flirtini
Blush in Flush (hehehe, it rhymes)
Ultimate Clean Foaming Face Wash (0.5 oz)
Lipstick in Perfect Nude
Guess what? That's not all! This GWP also includes your choice of Eyeliner (Kohl or Automatic) and any Ulta Eye Shadow (including Baked, Glitter Eye Top Coat, and Extreme Wear).
|The entire haul!|
$17. For all this. I'm in heaven.
I'm also on a makeup no-buy for quite some time! The only makeup I'll be getting is from my subs. But you know... there's always the wonderful world of skincare!
What's your favorite makeup haul?