Ulta Haul! Products by Shea Moisture, Rimmel, Maybelline, Covergirl, Anastasia and Hot Tools [VIDEO]

Published in: Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Ulta, Video

GURL, you don’t even know. My usual plan of attack when I go to Ulta (or Sephora, or Target, or CVS, or any other place where I can physically pick up makeup and drop it into a basket or cart) goes like this: if I can’t carry it to the register with my own two hands, it’s not leaving the store with me.

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This usually prevents the urge to keep throwing stuff (and by “stuff,” I mean everything and the kitchen sink) into my basket.

Usually.

It didn’t work the last time I went to Ulta.

(Long story…)

Here are the products I picked up and which ones I’m loving (and not loving) from that visit.

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Products mentioned…

As always, thank you again for watching!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Have you been to Ulta lately? What should I grab on my next trip?

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  1. Agata says:

    I need to try these Shea Moisture products and the Rimmel bronzer.

    I just went to Ulta on Saturday. I picked up the NYX intense butter glosses 🙂
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  2. Katie says:

    Karen, you are ADORABLE. (You really do carry a Reese Witherspoonian likeness.) Even when you’re feeling “so-so” about a product. Ulta needs to swap those products on account of your adorableness.

    Anyway, I am so happy you love *my* Ulta ride or die products, the Brow Wiz and the Shea Moisture Superfruit scrub. Did you know Ulta now carries a Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi scrub that smells even 50x better than the Superfruit?! It comes in a neon green I know you and Tabs would wholeheartedly approve.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katie,

      You’re too sweet. Funny that you mention the Reese Witherspoon thing… I get that a lot, LOL.

      That Tahitian Noni scrub sounds WONDERFUL! Officially on my list, along with some stuff from It Cosmetics. 😀

      If you have any other Ulta recs, holla! And have a wonderful week, ok?

  3. ShannoninBC says:

    I haven’t seen your video *yet* as it’s in my YT playlist so it’ll come up soon but I wanted to drop a quick note saying thanks for the vids as I rarely comment on YT. Well, I rarely comment, actually. Perhaps I should start more? I digress…also, not a fan of those ad vids automatically playing when I view a blog – just saying!

    I’m canadian so Ulta is a highlight of any stateside visits – definitely looking forward to checking out the IT Cosmetics brushes, etc when I come down soon. Hopefully you’ll have a review of their products and brushes in the future!

    Thanks for the awesome blog and now awesome vids 😀

  4. Elena says:

    I bought the best of becca set at Ulta, more UD primer potion in sin (it was their deal of the day for $10 I couldn’t pass) and some Umberto Beverly hills hair dye (I have repurchased this multiple times). I visit Ulta wayyyy too much. Really close to my work and when I take my dog to the park there is one on the way home -_-

    I also recently purchased a new Zoya polish in Sage (one of their new satins) and it is super pretty! I also bought this Orly nail hardener since I am rough on my hands so we will see how that goes.

    The Shea moisture stuff you picked up looks good!

    Oh and I wanted a NYX Intense butter gloss (thanks to your post) but my Ulta’s were all sold out! They have been really cleaned out of NYX lately so I settled for a regular butter gloss instead.

  5. Rhia says:

    I’ve had my eye on that Rimmel bronzer for some time. It’s a great brand so I have no idea why I haven’t picked it up yet. Will have to do that soon. I’ve visited Ulta a few times recently to get some items on sale during their 21 Days of Beauty event. Got the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara and UD eyeshadow primer potion for $10 each. Score!

  6. genesis says:

    You are so lovely Karen! I enjoy watching your videos. I like that bronzer buti should finish what I have. I am really digging your shirt. Are you using your laura mercier foundation or dior?

  7. CJ says:

    I do the exact same hands-only-no-basket shopping strategy too! That’s how I know the new OPI shine polishes don’t break easily. 😉 I picked up a whole bunch of lashes on my last trip to Ulta for my brother’s fiancée. I’m doing her makeup for their wedding and we’re practicing and messing around a lot – it’s so much fun! I also got some clear Maybelline mascara for brows, one Revlon HD lipstick and a couple of the new Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks. I have a hoarding problem but now I call it wedding makeup research…

  8. Ginger says:

    Karen, can you break down your makeup look? It’s such a great spring look, and has a great glow! Also, what polish are you wearing? 🙂 Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, thanks Ginger! Here’s a quick breakdown for ya, including the polish. 🙂

      MAC Brule Eye Shadow — brow bone
      MAC Saddle Eye Shadow — crease
      MAC Honeylust Eye Shadow — lids
      MAC Vanilla Extract Eye Shadow — inner corners
      Hourglass Eclipse Eye Pencil — water lines and smudged on upper lash lines
      Estee Lauder Little Black Primer with Buxom Blackest Black Mascara — lashes
      Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brunette
      Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
      MAC Powder Blush in Linda (from Julia Petite) — apples of cheeks
      Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze — just below cheeks and around the edge of the face
      MAC Lipstick in Boca (from Julia Petite) — lips
      MAC Lipglass in Purpurine (from Julia Petite) — lips
      Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer — face primer
      Diorskin Nude Air Serum in Honey — foundation
      MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Tan — setting powder
      Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer — under eye primer
      NARS Radiant Concealer in Ginger — under eye concealer
      Orly Color Amp’d in Echo Park — nails (you can find this exclusively at Target)

      HTH! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  9. Great rule. Might have to put it in action when I go to DM next time…
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  10. That shea scrub sounds amazing…! I’m a sucker for anything shea, really. I wish we had ULTA here.
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  11. Tulipthecat says:

    I totally love Ulta! I was just there last Friday to get the Clarisonic Mia that was on special. I ordered 4 of the Intense butter glosses and I’ve only worn tres leches. I wanted to let you know that the NYX Microbrow pencil is totally comparable with the Brow Wiz and much cheaper. I ordered 1 to try and it’s great! I also ordered 2 of the NYX HD blushes and I totally love them.

  12. Sadie says:

    I have the exact same problem with that style of hair pin too – so glad I’m not the only one 🙂 my hair isn’t particularly unruly, but there is quite a lot of it and it’s very shiny so clips and pins tend to slide out really easily. I dream of an up do! I also have to do the no basket thing, but in superdrug and boots rather than sephora and ulta, being a UK-based make up obsessive. Thanks again for the great vid! Xoxo

  13. That Shea Moisture body scrub sounds umm so delicious ..!! I wish we had these in India.. so want to grab those lovely moisturizers for my super dry skin!!

    Rimmel bronzer looks absolutely great.. would get hold of it soon !! 😀
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  14. makeupbykifana says:

    Got my Ulta shipment yesterday! I totally bought those same two SheaMoisture products. I love their body (especially scrubs) and hair products and I’ve never tried their Superfruit one so I said why not at BOGO. I also ordered some NYX stuff and a deluxe sample of Becca’s Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector. On the first day of their 21 Days of Beauty sale I ran in for the Best of Becca Collection. Love it!

  15. Myriam says:

    Hi Karen may I know where did you get your shirt please? 🙂 its such a nice springy shirt i love it

  16. Carolyn says:

    Just back from Ulta and I picked up that Shea Moisture. I just opened it to get a whiff and buuuuuumer…. leave it to me to pick up the one that is all dried out and crusty 🙁 I’ll go exchange it tomorrow, I can’t wait to try it! With all the rain and cloudy skies this fruity mango concoction will help make it feel sunny out for sure!

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