Category Archives: Ulta

Make-up Wednesdays: Real Techniques Blush Brush

Hello Blog Lovers!! This Weeks Make-up Wednesday is the Real Techniques Blush Brush. If some can remember I reviewed the Real Techniques core collection a few posts ago (you can find it here). I loved those brushes so much I had to purchase more brushes (more reviews to come)!! This brush is also a synthetic bristle brush and it works great! I would recommend this brush for individuals that are new to make-up and are afraid to use blush. Blush should never be too heavy, but it should be subtle. This brush delivers subtle effects and allows you to gradually layer on your blush color without it being over done. It picks up color easy and allows you to apply the color evenly and smoothly to your face. It is sold alone and comes packaged alone without the stand. However, the shape of the brush will allow it to stand on it’s own with ease.  I purchased this product offline from Ulta. Check out the Stats below:
Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended, high-definition results:
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • self-standing for easy storage
  • extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use (source)
I think I’ve already stated that I love this brush, but I really love this brush (for those who didn’t catch it the first time :)). I like to use it to layer my blush color and help to add shimmer to matte blush colors. I would definitely recommend giving this brush a try   because it is worth the purchase. I have incorporated it into my make-up routine and it works great for me!!

You can purchase this product and the entire Real Techniques Collection from the following retailers: Ulta, Love Make-Up Professional Beauty Supplier, Victoria Health, Cocktail Cosmetics, and Beauty Chamber. This brush is retailing for $9 at UIta and they currently are having a sale  (Buy one get the other 50% off) Check it out!!!

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Make-up Wednesday’s: Real Techniques Core Collection Review

Hello Blog Lovers! For this weeks Make-up Wednesday I will be reviewing the core collection makeup brush set by Real Techniques. This brush collection was created by YouTube Guru (Pixiwoo) and professional Makeup artist Samantha Chapman. I purchased these bushes a few weeks ago and I wanted to use them before I reviewed them. I purchased this brush collection from my local ULTA and I love them so far. They are extremely soft and I have incorporated them in my makeup routine whenever I decide to do my makeup or a make up look. Check out the stats below:

Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials:

  • includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • pointed foundation brush: Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

I love the buffing brush because it give a really flawless application. The contour brush is my favorite because it allows you to give a soft contour to the face with over doing it. I use the pointed foundation brush to conceal my under eye area and I love it because it allows me to give a smooth coverage at the same time allowing me to build coverage. The collection comes with its own carrying case which turns into a stand that you can use while using the brushes on the go or when you travel. It’s compact so it will fit into your purse or day bag. I loved these brushes so much I purchased the other sets and a few more brushes to try.  I would definitely suggest these brushes to newbies and makeup fanatics and artists because they are affordable and of excellent quality.

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>Make-up Haul: Ulta, Elf, and Meet Mark Cosmetics


Hello Blog Lovers! I just wanted to share with you guys my miniature haul. I’ve been doing a lot of shopping lately (more than usual) and I have been enjoying every minute of it! Ulta just had this huge beauty sale. Everything in the store was on sale so I took advantage of the sale. This is my first time shopping at Ulta and I must say I love the store. I would always think that this is not the store for me because they were so expensive. You can’t judge a book by its cover or a store by it’s prices until you read the book or make a purchase in the store. I was able to get some of their mineral shadows, nail polishes, and eye pencils. Check it out!
The color for this shadow is Cannyon kind of reminds me of GA red clay but more so a brick red. This is a shimmery eyeshadow.
 This eyeshadow color is called Jade it’s shimmery green shadow I would describe it as a golden green eyeshadow. 
This eyeshadow color is called  Quartz it reminds me of pennies. Its a shimmery copper.

This eyeshadow color is called Petal. It’s a rosy pink shimmery shadow.

This a Shadow/Blush. It has golden flakes in it and gives a shimmery effect. I’ve been using this on my cheeks. The color is called Seashell.

These eyeliners were one dollar! The colors from top to bottom are Olive, Indigo, and Rasin. Olive and Rasin are shimmery liners and Indigo is a matte color which I love I will probably use these on days when I feel like going simple and just line underneath my eyes.

The nail colors from top (left to right) to bottom are: Blue Steak (my sister used this and it was a very rich royal blue color I ♥ it) Sun Sational (anxious to use this) Plum Perfect (very pretty rich violet purple) Top Coat and Base Coat.

** Two shadows not pictured: Marine and Snow**

I was in Target with my sister and I just happen to run across some E.L.F. Products and I picked up these lip glosses. They were sold three in pack so the price was three for a dollar. I like these although I love using flavored lip glosses (which is not a must but it’s a plus), these lip glosses offer a little lip color and offer great shine to the lips. They are called the Hypershine Lip Gloss, colors were not stated but I would describe them as a rosey pink, sexy peach, and bubble gum pink.
Last but not least my Mark Haul. As everyone may or may not know Avon which has been around for years offers a teen beauty line that consists of make-ups, body scents, face and body products, hair products, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and now clothes and shoes. I was a Mark Rep in 2006 and it was short lived because I just couldn’t find the time. My sister even tried but never really made a go of it either. My mother is now the one that sells Avon and along with Avon comes the title of a Mark Rep as well. I’ve purchsaed a lot in the past from Mark and I loved the product. They were great! This is my first Mark Haul in a long time and lets say I over did it and purchased a lot. 
The cute chic Black Avon Bag

I tried my best to make a cute little display of what I purchased. LOL

I wanted to have a compact that I could carry in my purse for an everyday on the go look. I love having a natural glow and keep it simple. So I wanted to have create a brown look. The colors from top to bottom are Biscotti, Espresso,Gioia and Java.  All are shimmery shadows except for Espresso which is a matte brown color.

This is my first bronzer compact. Offers a Golden Glow

Mosaic Blushes (Top to Bottom) Hush Baby and Chica

Marks Infamous Hook up connector Duo’s I purchased (Left to Right) Petal and Rush. Both of these lip glosses are highly pigmented. I love the lip glosses. They are Fan-tab-u-lous!!

I had to get something to hold my shadows and blushes to complete the compact I created so I purchased the mega shadow/blush compact which holds 8 eye shadows, four blushes or a combo of the two. They have compacts that hold 4 eye shadows or two blushes and two shadows or one blush. It comes with brush (es) as well.
All put together. It’s nothing spectacular but it would work for me on day to day basis!
Everything was purchased by me with my money. I am not an affiliate, partner, or representative for any of these companies. Although I was once a Mark rep as a consumer now I stand behind the products that they offer because they are affordable and of excellent quality!!!
Until next time Peace and Blessings
~♥ Miss Nic ♥~