7.02.2014

Ulta Haul | KMC Beauty

You didn't misread the title of this post, it is an Ulta Haul. For those of you who are not familiar with Ulta it is a US based drugstore (similar to Superdrug in the UK). Unfortunately I didn't have a trip over to the US to purchase these goodies, although I wish I had. I used a company called Shipitto, which in a nutshell they basically act as the middle man in your purchasing. I use the assisted purchase on their website which means that you tell them which website you want them to buy off and which items you want, you then deposit the required amount to Shipitto so they can buy whichever products you want and when they receive your parcel from your chosen company they forward it to you. This really is a brilliant little company for getting all the items you can't get in the UK.



Lorac PRO Palette 2
The biggest and most expensive of my purchases, but definitely the one I was the most excited for! Originally I was going to purchase the original Lorac PRO Palette as everyone raves about how good it is, but when I went on to the Ulta website there was a big banner advertising the new Lorac PRO Palette 2 exclusively available at Ulta first, so immediately I was drawn in. I love me a good neutrals palette, I typically only wear a neutral eye, or if i'm going out I might venture into smokey eye territory. The top row in this palette are all matte shades and the bottom row is all shimmers, all the colours look really appealing and I can't wait to try them out, i'm just not sure about the navy shade on the top row, is it me or does that look totally random in this palette?
The palette also comes with the Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, I don't typically use primers on my eyelids but i'll definitely try it out with these shadows to see how they work together.
Find online at Ulta for $42.00

L-R Celestial Coral & Petal Plush

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color
You may or may not have seen this on my Beauty Wish List at the beginning of June, see that post herebut I couldn't wait to get these in the mail as I had wanted to try them for a while, I picked the colours Celestial Coral and Petal Plush, when I got them out to swatch the colours on my hand I noticed that the Celestial Coral tube was faulty! So gutted. Basically the tubes have/had almost like a filter on the top to squeeze off any excess product from the brush when you get it out of the tube, this way your not getting out loads of excess product that you don't need, but my filter isn't on top of the tube of Celestial Coral it's inside of the bottle! So when I bring my brush out of the tube it brings out loads of this gloss, which is a bit of a bummer, it's still usable just a bit of a faff. Nevertheless i'm still looking forward to trying these out properly.
In the photo these two shades look pretty similar but in the tube Celestial Coral is more of a darkened coral shade whereas Petal Plush is a pinky coral shade with tiny flecks of shimmer inside.
Find online at Ulta for $8.99.
Update 10/09/2014 - These are now available in the UK! Find them online here for £6.99


Maybelline Color Whisper - One Size Fits Pearl
If i'm honest my reason in buying the Color Whisper's was because I saw Make-up By Alli using them in a tutorial and it really made me want to try some, she was using the shade Pink Possibilities but I picked up the colour One Size Fits Pearl which I am majorly regretting, swatching on the back of my hand it has NO pigmentation what so ever which is a real let down as I had high hopes for this lipstick, on the plus side it's pretty hydrating so maybe I could make it work as a lip balm, I don't know.
I would leave a link for this product if it was worth buying but it definitely isn't.


Maybelline Color Whisper - Pin Up Peach
On a more positive note I am not regretting buying the shade Pin Up Peach in the Color Whisper range, I immediately put this on my lips after I opened my parcel and it was so pretty! Not crazy pigmented but it gave me a 'my lips but better' kind of look which is really nice and work appropriate for me, super hydrating and the packaging is really cute too!
Find online at Ulta for $7.49 they also have a deal on where if you buy one you can get another one for 50% off which makes my purchase of One Size Fits Pearl a little less annoying with it being half price.


Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow - Copper Chic
What do you know, another Youtuber made me do it purchase! This time i'm blaming Casey Holmes, she really liked this eyeshadow quad and it was super affordable so I thought I would give it a shot, more warm neutral shades? Because one eyeshadow palette is never enough! I know, I have a problem.
Find online at Ulta for $9.99


Nyx Butter Lipstick - Gumdrop
Woah, I wasn't expecting this lipstick to be as bright as it is when I ordered it, it's a little intense for my liking but i'm hoping with nude gloss on top I can tone it down a notch so I can still use it. The picture online definitely passed it off as more of a nudey pink. Claims to give full coverage with a satin finish, looking forward to trying it out.
Find online at Ulta $3.59.


Nyx Butter Gloss - Crème Brulee
I'm sure many of you either have this gloss or have heard about it at some point, it's pretty well known, this shade in particular. Claims not to be sticky on the lips which I really like the sound of and I am hoping this will be a good nude gloss to use over the top of my Butter Lipstick to tone it down a little bit.
Find online at Ulta for the super cheap price of $2.99
Alternatively if you want to purchase from the UK find online at NYX Cosmetics for £5.00

Hope you enjoyed my haul, I think there will be more posts like this in the future as now I know I can get all these things sent to me from the US it definitely makes me want to buy even more.