Holiday 2017: Three Must Buy Ulta Exclusives.

Is anyone else hella exhausted by all the sales and new stuff that seems to be dropping daily? Hell I know I am. The Sephora Rouge/VIB sale just freaking ended and here we are at Thanksgiving and now Black Friday once again. I ain’t buying a damn thing else, not least of all because between the Rouge sale and Ulta, I’ve already dropped a tonne of money in the last two weeks.

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Holiday 2017: The $15 Brush Set That’s Saving My Edges.

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I am not into drugstore makeup or accessories, I’ve tried and with very few exceptions such as European drugstore items and the rare American stuff, I’m just not here for most of it. But Walgreens in like my one stop shop, I go there almost daily cause I can find everything I need from soy milk (cheaper than the grocery store at that) to bath and home items.

So when I went in the other day to get something and no one was at the counter, I started twirling to the music in my head as I’m wont to do when I forget that I’m out in the world and should hide my weirdness, and immediately stopped when on my last twirl my eyes landed on this brush set, and then the big ass 50% off sign right above it.

Now, of most drugstore stuff I tend to like Wet n Wild a lot, I’ve bought over the last year almost all the collections that they’ve debuted. I haven’t blogged most of it unfortunately, but Wet n Wild has some part in my weekly makeup games. Five minutes after spotting it I had walked out with it because pretty and cheap. I was a little concerned about the performance because well, it’s a drugstore makeup brush set, but I rationalised that for $15, I could live with the disappointment.

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BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation.

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So I’ve become something of a fan of BareMinerals in the last year or so, I don’t precisely remember what led me to this brand that was not only completely off my radar but on my “oh hell no, never ever buy list”. My issue with BareMinerals was that I’d used it when they first debuted and only had powder products, in which Bismuth Oxychloride was one of the main ingredients and to which I am highly allergic. Plus they looked like a really dated brand, for people my mum’s age so…

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Holiday 2017: The LE Diorific Matte Fluid Lip & Cheek Velvet Bangs Just as Hard as Last Year.

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Last year I absolutely fell in love with the Dior Matte cheek fluids once I saw them on the Sephora site. They were even more gorgeous in person when I went on one of my rare jaunts into an actual store to see them in real life, you can read my review and see swatches of the shades from my review last year here. Last year I only wound up picking up two of the four limited edition shades and this year was no different.

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Rihanna Out Here F#&%$ing Up The Foundation Game.

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On the real, this isn’t even the post that I meant to do today, I was waiting for the holiday collection to drop and then do everything together, but you know what? I’ve been using this foundation for like three weeks and my feelings are well known and aren’t likely to change so let’s go. Ms Rih Rih decided to break us off some fabulous foundation and cue the social media excitement and subsequent hate. While WOC, particularly black women were over the moon, a lot of people took to social media to be bitter hags with the it’s not that special, what’s the big deal, other brands…blah, blah, blah.

Well yes miss lady, it actually is special and a really big damn deal because even though other brands may be inclusive…eventually, most just aren’t and don’t care to be. Cause let’s be real here, it usually takes brands years to develop dark shades because they want to see how the market does, but ostensibly because dark shades are harder to create… What??

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation.

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I’ve been doing a lot of foundation samples lately. Sephora has been throwing them at me and I’ve just been out here catching them like, yep, ok thanks. Because I’m a foundation hoarder and hey, if I don’t have to buy before I try without going into a store? Yeah I’m there for that. The thing about foundation samples though, at least the deluxe ones often offered by Sephora and other places, is that usually they don’t go beyond tan. So a dusky girl like myself, is often SOL.

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