Ulta Beauty Haul: April 2018

Hey, y’all!

This month I needed to restock on a couple of items, but I also wanted to try out some new products, and I’m pretty excited!

Skincare

completely SMOOTH Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel

from Completely Bare

Photo of Completely Smooth Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel from Completely Bare
$8.99 for 6 fl. oz.; Completely Bare

I used to shave using baby oil, but it would make my shower-tub really slippery, which became a safety hazard. I’ve been using this shave gel religiously for about 9 months now, and I absolutely love it. The aloe vera, jojoba oil, and other botanical extracts prevent razor burn far better than any shaving foam or gel/foam I’ve tried. A tube lasts me about 3 months, and it doesn’t leave any annoying residue in my shower. I absolutely love this shave gel, especially for the price point and the fact that it’s vegan and cruelty-free!

don’t grow THERE Body Moisturizer & Hair Inhibitor

from Completely Bare

Photo of Don't Grow There Body Moisturizer & Hair Inhibitor from Completely Bare
$9.99 for 6.7 fl. oz.; Completely Bare

This sample came with the shave gel, and I’m looking forward to trying it out! It’s vegan and cruelty-free, and it uses natural ingredients to reduce hair length, thickness, and growth. The lemongrass and tea tree scent sounds wonderful, too. I’ll keep you posted!

Superfruit Complex Bubble Bath & Body Wash

from Shea Moisture

Photo of Superfruit Complex Bubble Bath & Body Wash from Shea Moisture
$9.99 for 16 fl. oz.; Shea Moisture

I love Shea Moisture body washes; I’ve been using the African Water Mint & Ginger Detox and like it, but I wanted to get something a little more moisturizing. This one caught my eye. The combination of shea and mango butter sounds heavenly, along with fruit extracts and green coffee bean extract to improve skin elasticity and radiance. Can’t wait to try it out!

Makeup

Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder

from Becca Beauty

Photo of Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder from Becca Beauty
$25 for .09 oz.; Becca Beauty

I’ve seen several beauty gurus on Youtube talk about how much they love this product. My baking powder seems to be a little too heavy for under my eyes, so I figured I’d give this a try. It’s light-weight and infused with pearl powders to give some nice reflection. It’s definitely lighter weight than my baking powder, but it still settles into the little creases under my eyes, just not as bad or as quickly. Le sigh. Still a fan, though.

Hair Care

Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Damaged Hair

from Matrix

Photo of Cleansing Conditioner for Damaged Hair from Matrix Biolage
$21 for 16.9 fl. oz.; lookfantastic.com

I work out rigorously 6 days a week to the point where dry shampoo doesn’t cut it, so I’ve been washing my hair 6 days a week, even though I know it’s bad for my hair. I didn’t know what else to do to get my scalp clean after all that sweat. Then I read about cleansing conditioner, which sounded like exactly what my hair needed. I’ve enjoyed other products I’ve gotten from the Biolage line, so I picked this one up. I absolutely love it!! The mango seed oil and ceramides help give my hair the moisture it needs to shine, and the mango scent is fantastic. It left my hair feeling silky smooth, even after blow drying. I’m planning to go to shampooing once or twice a week and using this one the other days. Love, love, love!

No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser

from DevaCurl

Photo of travel size No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser from DevaCurl
$10 for 3 fl. oz.; DevaCurl

While I was at it, I also decided to pick up a travel size of this cleansing conditioner. I don’t have curly hair per se; it’s more just randomly wavy. Still, I figured it couldn’t hurt. I love this even more than the Biolage. My hair felt amazing after blow drying, and it smelled like roses, even almost 24 hours later. I felt like a weirdo because I realized I was sitting in a meeting sniffing my hair without even realizing it. Oops! lol

I’ll probably go with a full size of this once I use up the Biolage. The only hesitation I have is the price point. Vegan plus sulfate, paraben, silicone, and cruelty-free! Some things are worth a little extra…


What lovely things did you pick up in April? Any new favorites? Do tell!

Love,

Sarah xoxo


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