Cheap Thrills: Two New Ulta Finds!

You know how you’re just going to pop into Ulta quick to buy one thing that YouTube convinced you that you need and then end up grabbing a few more things even though your husband is (patiently!) waiting in the car? Here’s what happened a few days ago- I’m happy to report that it was, at least, successful!

One impulse buy was shampoo and conditioner- I didn’t need it, but the kind I like was on crazy sale so I grabbed liters. Spending money on shampoo is no fun, so I embrace the sales!!

Then, while on my way to the area of the store that had the aforementioned YouTuber recommendation (more on that later), I noticed these new Powder Puff lippies from NYX:

Nyx Powder Puff Lippie (photo via

Intrigued, I swatched the shade “Moody” on my hand and then thought it was dumb to be buying (more) lip stuff so I moved on. But then I couldn’t stop looking at it. It was a perfect dusty mauvey rose and it wasn’t quite drying down but was still sort of matte. So I went back to the display and snatched one up. I have to say, this has been a nice daily wear lip color! The formula is neat- it’s like a fluffy mousse? It goes on with a spongy, non-precise applicator (the “puff” I guess!) Wear-wise, I would compare it to a matte cream, since it doesn’t dry down or claim to be long-wear or transfer-proof, but it does stain a bit and fade down nicely as the day goes on. I find a little chapstick primer helps prevent any drying, which it wants to do a little, or maybe that was just because it was -20 degrees last week. Anyway, this isn’t my favorite favorite, but it’s fun and easy and I’ve been reaching for it on the regular.

Ok- this is what I actually went in for in the first place- The Models Own Brow Tattoo Kit:

Models Own Brow Tattoo Kit photo via

I was not in the market for a new brow product, but I watched this video from Tati and was convinced that I needed to see it for myself! So this is a cushion product that applies wet (“wet”) then dries down to a powder finish. Well, I have to tell you, this is straight wizardry in a $10 compact. It applies really easily- it doesn’t feel wet, or even like anything, but something is happening when the brush touches your brows. They don’t look “done” or “drawn” or anything- just like I waved some magical wand over my eyebrows and became 10 years younger. Maybe more! I got hit on at a bar by a 26 year old who thought I was “his age” recently, and I credit the brows! I’m a little worried that it will dry out quickly, but I’m hoping to get at least a good month out of it.


What new things are you excited about these days? Tell us in the comments! As usual I bought this all with my own money and scored my own Ulta points which are the best because they turn into actual money. Yay!

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