Since I mentioned ULTA in the last post, I thought I should write about one of my favorite products I happened upon by mistake while shopping around for a new blush. ULTA is probably my second favorite beauty supply store next to Sephora. Not only do they offer name brand products, but also have a quality line of their own store brand. Right as you walk in the door at ULTA, you can see their wonderful display of store brand products neatly aligned by type and color. With such a gorgeous display and brilliant marketing skills, I’m usually stuck there for about half an hour exploring products, colors, and tools. One day I happened to stumble upon a blush color that seemed to be the perfect match to what I was searching for. Not too rouge, with a little touch of warmth to enhance my fair skin. However, this blush is not just for skin types of the fair persuasion, it can easily amplify a whole spectrum of skin tones. Its name “Sun Kissed” is a perfect fit for its truly amazing effect. So what will it set you back? Only $6.50! Not only that, but all ULTA brand products are buy 1, get 1 free. Talk about a bargain. A little goes a long way with this blush too so you are definitely getting your money’s worth. Let me know what you think!



Nail polish has always been a favorite beauty product of mine. With so many choices, it’s almost impossible to choose a “wrong” shade. Nail polish is an easy and subtle way to add a little pizzazz to even the most boring of personalities. Each color is unique to any other and the shade you choose says a lot about your own individuality. You can also choose a nail polish that is dramatic without being as disastrous as a bad haircut. Not to mention, nail polishes always have the cutest names. My personal favorite brand of nail polish is essie. Why essie, and not OPI you ask? Not to discredit OPI, they have a fantastic line full of a variety of colors and quality products, but their colors are usually full of too much “shimmer” for my taste. essie offers a line that is full of rich hues of matte colors instead of shiny, glittery numbers. Their nail polish looks more full bodied instead of being full of gold flecks of glitter. I also just think essie has a cuter name and overall better looking product. Not to mention, it is usually a little cheaper than OPI, but doesn’t sacrifice quality. But remember, nail polish won’t look good no matter how great a color is unless it is worn on well groomed, healthy nails. Click the image below to check out essie’s full line of products.

One of my personal favorite shades, “Pansy”: