I've been really good at keeping my beauty budget below $0.00 for the past few weeks. Aside from getting some new Spoiled nail polishes (free- thanks to some CVS Extra Care Bucks!), I've been keeping my beauty cravings busy with the first and second batch of goodies I'd gotten from Mags (from our swap-I just finished picking up a few other things for her and am barely shipping it out- to her:/ sigh). When I see a bargain or a sale- I tend to lose my strength and give in! Especially if it's a staple item and something I currently need. On one of my weekly trips to Target (for house products) I saw that the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser was on sale for $8. It's normally $11, so a $3 savings is pretty special in my mind:) I've written about my love for this cleanser before, it's one of the few cleansers that manages to take off all of my makeup (even my mascara!). I also love using it with my Clarisonic. The cloth that is included is ok- a bit cheap but travels easy, needs to be cleaned very well or tends to look rough:/ I definitely recommend this cleanser:D
While driving back to my boyfriends house from the beach a few weeks ago I spotted a brand new Ulta having a grand opening! I'd gotten my mailer with their $3.50 coupon and had it ready for a spending. I was eager to see what Essence products they had in stock, since Ulta is the only place I've been able to find their products. Unfortunately the selection at this Ulta was very small and didn't have anything too appealing to me. I did pick up an Essence polish called Sweet as Candy. I adore their new polish bottles! The color is the perfect baby pink- it needed 3 coats, but it dries fairly quickly! I'm still loving the accent trend- applying a different color on my ring finger nail. I chose wet'n'wild wild shine #467 for my ring finger, which is a gorgeous black and purple glitter polish. It was hard to capture the glitter in the pictures- but i really like it! I can see myself wearing this a lot during October/Halloween season!
My last purchase at Ulta was the Real Techniques Expert brush. I'd read countless reviews about the buffing brush and really wanted to try that for my liquid foundation. That brush is only available in the core collection. I'm pretty much set in the brushes department (I could always use more- but definitely don't need anymore;) and was excited to see that the Expert brush was sold by itself! I've only used it once- but like it very much! Will have to give a thorough review after more uses!
Hopefully these goodies will keep my budget intact for a while!