So I went to Ulta this weekend and pretty much went crazy. That place is just too awesome! I went to get a haircut (BANGS!) and stuck around a little for a makeup tutorial from the Smashbox rep and some shopping therapy (my favorite form of therapy as of late. Like, to the extent that I'll need therapy for my therapy!).
|It DOES work, for awhile...|
So, with encouragement from my new friend Smashbox girl, I went in search of some new facial care. I was across the aisle from philosophy, and I've always been a fan of their fragrances and bath care, so I decided to try it out. It's been ONE DAY and I'm already happy with my decision.
Here's what I scooped up (in trial sizes so as to ensure I'm in love before I make the investment): purity made simple one-step facial cleanser and hope in a jar moisturizer for all skin types. The purity cleanser is pretty great: it starts out milky and creamy but works up into a soft lather (I LIKE lather -- I know that they say it's not mandatory for clean skin, especially because the addition of sulfates is often what creates lather, but I just like how it feels. I FEEL cleaner afterwards!).
|philosophy at Ulta|
Drawbacks to the present? Of course! Nothing that feels so good is without consequences, right? Some of its ingredients are not great, for example parabens, propylene glycol, and diazolidinyl urea (boo, hiss).
Check out the rest of the spread I got from Ulta...!
Clockwise from top: Nexxus curl-enhancing foam mousse (being discontinued so it was 50% off), Smashbox cream eyeliner palette, purity made simply by philosophy, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam, hope in a jar by philosophy, Eco Tools loofah facial sponge, Yes to Blueberries facial towelettes, DevaCurl Set It Free curl moisture spray, Alba Botanica Natural Even Advanced Sea Moss Moisturizer with SPF 15, and two travel sizes of Hawaiian Tropic tanning lotion sunscreen and SPF 30 sunscreen (going to Vegas in 8 weeks!).