Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty 2019

Okay, ladies- it’s here!

Starting Sunday, March 17, 2019, Ulta will bring back its highly antipated, highly coveted sale. I have been waiting for this!

If you are new to this or need a refresher here are some details:

The sale at Ulta begins on Sunday, March 17, 2019 and ends on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Each day, new products will be featured for sale. They are 50% off! That’s HUGE!

What this means for you is it’s time to SHOP! Ulta is known for providing high quality beauty brands to its customers. What I love about their business model (among other things) is that the products run the gamut of drugstore brands, such as Covergirl and Maybelline as well as high-end brands such as Chanel and Saint Laurent. There’s something for everyone there. Pair these offerings with a wonderful earnings system that can be turned into cash for future purchases and you definitely have a win!

Here are some takeaways (especially if this is your first event):

  • Do a little homework. The brands on sale change daily, so putting in a little work beforehand will be extremely helpful. This sale is extremely popular. Don’t make the mistake of waiting. I did that one year and let’s just say that was the last year for that. I haven’t seen the item I wanted on sale since then (at least not at 50% off). So, when you see something you want move fast.

  • Opt for shipping if you aren’t able to get to the store. In the past, Ulta offered free shipping a certain times during this sale. I don’t know if will be that way this year but I do know that a sale like this doesn’t come around every day.

  • Try out new products. Now is the time to test out new products. There are a few palettes going on sale and now would be a great time to test out new brands. This sale isn’t just about makeup. There are make brushes, bath products and skin care products on sale. Beauty isn’t just about makeup.

Hopefully you will be able to take advantage of the this wonderful sale. Thanks Ulta for being so awesome!

2019 Grammys

Music. It’s helped me get through many times-happy, sad, joy, pain. It also helps me to push through things and get tasks done. It also helps me think and has helped me verbalize what I want to say. To say music is a lifeline is a major understatement.

So, needless to say, I was watching the Grammys this year. I like to see what the celebrities have in store for us. In saying that, this post is strictly about the fashion and the makeup. I’m highlighting a few of my favorites here.

My top 3 red carpet looks (in no particular order) were Jennifer Lopez, Chaka Khan and Lady Gaga. What I liked about all 3 of these looks were that they really represented each artist well and really fit the personality that comes to mind when I think of all 3 of them. The hair and makeup for each look fit very well.

The host, Alicia Keys, had some nice looks as well. She stayed with a minimal makeup look that still goes along with her ‘no-makeup’ look theme that she was really into a few years back. I personally like the idea of minimal makeup when hosting an event like The Grammys. She had several outfit changes and not a lot of time.

Overall, there were several beautiful gowns, outfits, jewelry and makeup. For an event like this, it’s so wonderful to see stars who are really comfortable in their own self-expression.

Happy 2019!

It’s been a while and it’s time for some new posts.

It’s a new year with many wonderful things sure to come our way in the world of makeup and beauty. 2018 brought is a lot of new products and innovation. I expect 2019 will be more of the same in that vein.

One of the best product improvements was the vast amount of attention brands are bringing to complexion for women of color. This has been a long time coming. Those voices have been heard!

We all want to be included. We all want products that serve us well and that allow us to full engage ourselves in our unique and wonder self-expression.

Here’s to a wonderful 2019!

Happy Holidays!

It is my hope that everyone has a great holiday! I hope that you are able to enjoy this time with your family, friends and loved ones. 

I am looking forward to seeing my family, getting in some good laughs and eating some great food. 

It is my hope that your 2018 has many great things in store for you and yours! Cheers!

Giftsets

It's that time of year again-the holidays. People either get really excited or are hoping the next 2 months go by pretty fast.

I can already feel the buzz at the stores already and there is definitely some excitement in the air. This is just a quick note to say that there are some nice sets coming out this year from multiple brands. 

I have said before, and often say that if there are any brands you want to try, one of the best ways to do so is by trying out samplers. The samplers are the giftsets. These sets are for companies who want to put their best foot forward. For consumers, this is the way to give you the best of the best without having to spend a lot. 

If you are unsure of a full-sized product, try the giftset on for size to determine if a product is for you. The companies are putting their best on display for you and are practically giving away product. These deals that are going to be coming up will be worth you taking some time and checking them out. 

It seems that each year, the giftsets days get a little longer-meaning that sets come out earlier and earlier. If you just aren't quite up to shopping to holiday sets just yet, no worries. There is plenty of time. The majority of them should be out by mid-November. Some are out now. So, check out the stores and online. You're sure to find something to 'wow' you!