I can’t explain how excited I am right now! I used to go to the U.S. all the time , but due to certain reasons I haven’t been in 2 years. Last weekend I took a road trip to Buffalo and besides Cheesecake Factory lol I really wanted to check out Ulta.
Here, in Toronto, we only really got two popular drug store chains. That’s it. Whereas, in the States there are a million different drug stores that carry amazing products. The ones we have here (Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall) are pretty good but limited.
What I mean is, we either don’t get certain brands like Milani let’s say and the brands we do get, we won’t get all the shades, for example we have Maybelline, but we won’t get all the Vivids Lipstick shades.
So here are some things I got at Ulta and I also ordered some BH Cosmetics products that happened to arrive at the same time and I am so excited to share it all with you guys! If you do order online from ULTA which I may just do here is a link with great coupons http://verified.codes/ULTA
1. BH Cosmetics 88 Colour Matte Eyeshadow Palette
I haven’t had a chance to really play with this palette but it’s lovely. It has absolutely every colour you could wish for. I tested it out and the colours are very pigmented. The texture feels so velvety and smooth. They are not chalky at all. They are smooth and blend well. I absolutely love this palette. It’s the best palette I’ve ever owned and I will be ordering a few more.
2. BH Cosmetics Creme Luxe Lipsticks
I got two of these lipstics: Dark red in Berry Bite and Dark Purple in Vixen.
I absolutely love them both. Super creamy texture, feels amazing on your lips. Again, very pigmented and it lasts a long time. They have an almost satin like finish.
The only thing that was a bummer is that the purple lipstick is not exactly purple, it’s more of a fuschia but again this is a problem with me with almost all purple lipsticks I buy.
3. BH Cosmetics Lip Gloss
I also got two of their lipglosses: Nude “Peace, Love and Mod” and a pink in “Bon Bon”
They are highly glossy and very creamy at the same time. They are not very pigmented and do wear off kind of quickly.
One thing I am not too crazy about is the tiny applicator brush, however it applies evenly. Other than that I am happy with the colours and the texture.
4. BH Cosmetics Nail Strips
That was it for BH Cosmetics Order. Now onto the Ulta purchases. I love NYX stuff and unfortunately we get very limited shades of lip products here so I was so happy when I found they had all these beautiful colours at Ulta.
5. NYX Butter Lipstick in Cotton Candy
It’s a gorgeous baby pink /barbie pink shade. It’s buttery and creamy. Feels great on your lips. Only thing is, I find it wears off fast. But I don’t mind reapplying. The colour is great and perfect for summer.
6. NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue (first on left)
First of all it smells so delicious, like cotton candy. It’s an amazing pink/lilac shade. It’s super super creamy. It reminds me of frosting. It is probably one of the best lip glosses I’ve ever had. And I have a lot lol. You can build up the shade so it’s a bit more thicker and solid or leave it quite sheer but still noticeable. Also, it is not sticky at all.
7. NYX Butter Gloss in Sugar Cookie
This is an extremely hot pink, fuschia colour that just makes your lips pop! It’s very intense. Extremely pigmented and silky. It really makes your lips look so luscious lol
It smells and tastes like a sugar cookie lol Also, these lip glosses are very hydrating and moisturizing.
8. Maybelline Vivids lipstick in Brazen Berry
I own almost every single one of these and I ‘ve seen this beautiful purple shade online but learned that they don’t carry it in Canada! Why??? I don’t get it. Anyway, I picked it up at Ulta and it really is everything I thought.
I finally found the purple lipstick I wanted. It’s a hot purple shade , very vivid just like it says. Again, it’s creamy and hydrating on the lips. And even if it wasn’t I wouldn’t care because that’s how much I love this colour.
Also, it has a nice sugary smell to it.
9. Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk
So if you read my blog on the regular you know that I am obsessed with Shea Moisture products for hair. I’ve written so many blog posts about it promoting them, not because I get anything from them, although wouldn’t that be great? lol But I just simply and genuinly think these are the best hair products for curly hair.
In Toronto, they are hard to find and they are so expensive. I am talking about 24 dollars for a relatively small size bottle for shampoo. So I found them at Ulta for 10 dollars! That is a big difference.
I got this curl and style milk which I didn’t try before as I only use my Curling Souffle and this stuff did not disappoint. It smells divine, coconut and shea. It styles the curls without making them heavy or crunchy. It shapes them great and keeps the style all day.
I also got a few pairs of earrings from Burlington Coat Factory. I know , random!
So here it is guys. Now I am going to play lol
Have a wonderful weekend yall.