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Latest Ulta finds & an update on my beauty product philosophy

Posted Aug 11 2013 10:07pm
Home Beauty Latest Ulta finds & an update on my beauty product philosophy

12 comments Aug 08/13 Beauty, Makeup, Skin care

If you’re at all familiar with Ulta, you know that they offer weekly coupons for $3.50 your purchase of $10 or more, and sometimes they have coupons that are good for 20% off your entire purchase.

But there’s always a catch.

Normally the coupons don’t apply to the higher end or “prestige” brands.

Luckily, I had one of those rare 20% off coupons last week that applied to any purchase.

I thought about using the coupon on some new Tarte makeup, but I decided to try more products from the Juice Beauty line instead.

Michael was less than enthused about shopping that day, but even under the pressure, I was able to select three products:

 

Juice Beauty

 

1. Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream

This cream promises to smooth and prevent fine lines (always a good thing).  I haven’t been using it long enough to know if it actually delivers results, but I can confirm that it is very moisturizing.  A lot of under eye moisturizers make my concealer slide off during the day, but I haven’t experienced that at all with this cream.

2. Refining Finishing Powder (in sand)

I love this powder so much so far!  It works perfectly over my Korres mineral foundation, helps to set my makeup, and gives a really nice airbrushed finish.  The product has kind of a fruity scent (which I actually like), but it doesn’t linger.

3. Correcting Concealer (in sand)

I have mixed feelings about this concealer.  On the positive side, the color match is great for me right now being that I am tan, and the coverage is pretty good.  On the negative side, it takes many applications to build up the coverage since the concealer is so watery.  I am also not a big fan of the packaging and prefer it when concealers come in a pot or pan.  I might like this more in the winter when my skin is on the drier side, but of course, the color won’t match me as well then! Oh, the problems of a beauty addict…

Before I close, I want to quickly revisit the subject of my beauty product philosophy (specifically, how I feel about using products that are not all natural).

I really try to ensure that my cleansers, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, moisturizers, concealers, and foundations are as natural as possible because they are rubbed directly onto my skin.  When it comes to shadows, mascaras, blushes, and lipstick, I still prefer to use more natural brands, but I don’t freak out if I can’t find ones that I like.

Basically, I do the best that I can while still having fun with everything. After all, I need my MAC, Nars, and Benefit fix every now and then!

 

Do you try to use all natural products? Have you ever tried anything from the Juice Beauty line?

 

 Enjoy your day!

erin

 

  1. I’m currently using juicy beauty stem cellular repair moisturizer! i like it…but i don’t love it.

  2. Kirsten

    I use the Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30 followed by Tarte’s new mineral airbrushed powder foundation. It results in gorgeous, glowing, NATURAL looking skin. I almost purchased the eye cream but was afraid it would not be moisturizing enough, so thank you for letting us know. :) Also– the full strength peel is wonderful for a weekly treatment.

  3. Kirsten

    Forgot to add, I definitely try to use the most natural products, but as you stated it can be tough! (especially when a pot of MAC concealer takes eons to use up) But moving forward I am trying to replace products with those containing healthier ingredients, which is part of why I love your blog.

  4. I use the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment and LOVE it! I have yet to try anything else from the company, but have been itching to.

  5. So I have a MAC concealer which probably costs the same price anyways, yet here I am putting bad ingredients onto my skin. GAH! I need to change this quickly. I wish Juice beauty was in Canada!!! I’ll check Sephora though!

    • I love MAC concealers. If you’re going to go for a more natural ones, I’d get the Tarte one rather than the Juice one, especially if you ever have oily skin!

  6. I love trying new things, but I love 20% off coupons even more! :)

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