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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Recommendatoons & Wish List

The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale starts today and there are some fantastic deals to be had! I wanted to share my recommendations with yo...

I Made My Own Coastal Scents Palette and Here's How It Turned Out

I've ordered from Coastal Scents before (I have a few of their Revealed Palettes) but I only recently discovered from poking around on their site that you can create your own palettes! As a beauty blogger, I try lots of different eyeshadow palettes from many different brands, but I often think about how much fun it would be to create my own and choose the colors and finishes that my ideal palette would have.

Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipsticks Review

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I've never been into the whole matte liquid lipstick trend because I find them to be too drying, but there are times when I don't want a glossy lip look and prefer something with a matte finish. I recently picked up a few of the Essence Matt Matt Matt lipsticks at Ulta after hearing Tati (Glamlifeguru on You Tube) raving about them and I'm so happy I did!

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Recommendatoons & Wish List


The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale starts today and there are some fantastic deals to be had! I wanted to share my recommendations with you (things I've tried and loved) and also my wishlist of things that I'll be buying during the sale.

Let's take a look! 

Fiona Stiles Beauty 50% Off at Ulta

Fiona Stiles beauty is 50% off at Ulta today, including the Multidimensional Color Palette (above) that I've had my eye on recently. I've had it sitting in my cart for a while and was planning to purchase it during my next haul after hearing countless YouTubers raving about it. Good thing I waited! It's on sale for $19.50 (regularly $39) and the sale ends tomorrow.

The Fiona Stiles line has great reviews and so far I've tried the single blushes (which I love) and the Light Illusion Prism Palette (great if you like a subtle highlight!).

I'm definitely picking this up and possibly her eyeshadow palette too (which has 5 star reviews). What do you think? Will you be hauling anything?

On sale now at Ulta.com

IT Cosmetics IT's All About You Customer Favorites Collection

The IT Cosmetics IT's All About You Customer Favorites Collection is now available for presale on QVC.com (it's official launch is Saturday, March 18th). It features a supersize CC+ Illumination (2.53 oz.), Heavenly Skin CC+ Perfecting Brush, Superhero Elastic Stretch Mascara, and the brand new Je Ne Sais Quoi Rose Lip Treatment, all for $59.94 (or on 3 Easy Pays of $19.98). 

This is an amazing value because the regular 1.08 oz sized CC+ Illumination sells for $38 in stores. Here, you're getting more than double the amount, so right there, the CC Cream would cost well over $70... more than the entire set (you're getting everything else for free, basically). 

Let's take a look!

My Inner Beauty Routine...Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies


You may have guessed I'm a huge beauty product junkie, but for me inner beauty has always been even more important than outer beauty. I always make sure to appreciate others for who they are as an individual and see the true beauty in someone's personality. I don't talk about it often, but I was bullied as a kid for the way I looked, so I learned early on that it's what's on the inside that's important.

There is also another kind of inner beauty that I rarely talk about here on the blog because I'm usually focused on makeup and skincare and products that go on the outside of your body. Don't get me wrong, those things are so much fun to talk about, but sometimes with the steady stream of never-ending new makeup launches, I always forget to mention how I supplement my beauty routine from the inside!

For the past six months or so, I've been taking the Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies ($9.49 at Walgreens in the beauty aisle), and the nutrients in them have definitely helped me to feel not just healthy but more beautiful as well. When Nature's Bounty contacted me and asked if I would post about them, I was thrilled because it's a product I've already been using for a while and totally believe in!

As a busy mom and full-time blogger, I don't always have the time to eat right, so sometimes I feel like my hair and my skin are missing some of the vital nutrients they need to look their best.  These gummies work to support lustrous hair, vibrant skin, and healthy nails. *

They contain 2,500 mcg of biotin (plays a role in hair, nail, and skin health), plus Vitamin E (an antioxidant that supports skin health), and Vitamin C (involved in collagen production and formation).*

For me, it's a no-brainer because if my hair, skin, and nails have the nutrients they need for a healthy foundation, then all of the products I use on the outside will work that much better!

I'm not a big fan of swallowing pills, so I prefer the gummies but Nature's Bounty also makes a softgel formula.
The gummies are a delicious strawberry flavor that I look forward to taking every day (they don't have any aftertaste that I've noticed) and are made with naturally sourced color and flavor. They are also free from artificial flavor, milk, lactose, soy, gluten, wheat, yeast, fish, or sodium.

Visit the beauty aisle of your local Walgreens to try them and then take the Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Challenge to try them risk-free for one month. Nature's Bounty is so confident in their product that if for any reason you don't like them, they'll give you your money back (see the guarantee here). You can sign up for the challenge here.

Also, join me and Nature's Bounty for a Twitter Chat on March 23rd (2-3 pm Eastern) where I'll be sharing my best beauty tips and ways to revamp and refresh your beauty routine for Spring (you can sign up for the chat here).  Five participants will win a $50 gift card and their own bottle of Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies.

What's your inner beauty routine? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

 (*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The products featured were provided to me free of charge for review purposes (but I have purchased them myself in the past). 

March Anti-Haul

A big part of my job is letting you guys know about new products that are coming on the market, and it's really easy to get excited about them at first. I truly get giddy over new makeup launches and start planning in my head what I'm going to buy, but then I take a step back and try to be more thoughtful about my purchases. I start to realize that I don't need to buy everything...even as a beauty blogger. There are just way too many companies releasing way too many products and sometimes it gets overwhelming.

A few YouTubers that I follow (I think it actually started with Kimberly Clark) have been doing Anti-Hauls and I think it's an awesome idea! So in this post, I'll go through all of the products I'm not buying this month. This isn't meant to be a negative post and I'm not slamming these products or saying that they're bad in any way...they're just something that I'm not personally into for one reason or another.

Let's take a look!

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Collection Launching Today at 5PM Eastern

Photos: Popsugar

**Update! This collection is launching at 5PM Eastern time 3/15**

Tarte Cosmetics is typically known for their natural, wearable shades but this month, they're stepping outside of that box just a little bit with a beautiful new collection called Make Believe In Yourself. Launching on March 15th on their website and early access on the Sephora app on March 17th. This collection includes an eye and cheek palette, rainbow highlighter, and a unicorn-style brush set. I'm so happy to see them adding some more color into their products, but at the same time it's not anything too bright or bold...it's still totally wearable.
Let's take a closer look!

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