Hello my (handful or two of) readers,
I went to Ulta after work today. There's an Ulta that's about an hour away from my house, but it's only 20 or so minutes from my office, my office being 40 minutes from my house. I went through the store quickly. I didn't get the free Easter basket that I posted about earlier today. I didn't want any of the 5 for $10 items that you had to buy to get the basket; they didn't have the full selection of products at my store.
I did take advantage of the 40% off Revlon promotion to get two more bottles of Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat. I use that almost every day, so I go through it quickly, and I had not been able to find it at my local CVS or Walgreens stores. They were $4.79 each after the 40% off.
I also found China Glaze's Ring in the Red in the clearance bin for 99 cents. It's a red jelly base with red glitter that sparkles a lot. It's similar to China Glaze Ruby Pumps, but Ruby Pumps is a deeper, true ruby color. Ring in the Red is brighter and warmer. In the store, I thought it would be exactly like Ruby Pumps, so I thought I would probably save it for a giveaway or a swap, but now that I see it's a little different, I will have to think about maybe using it.
The last thing I bought was Physician's Formula Healthy Wear powder foundation. It was 40% off. I had been wanting to try it ever since I read a post on Nouveau Cheap where she gave it a very positive review. I use a special Clinique makeup for rosacea. I only use it on my cheeks. But, it looks cakey and not smooth. Many years ago I tried a Chanel powder foundation, and it worked well for me, so I'm hoping that this Physician's Formula one works well, too. I also hope I chose a good color for my skin.
I used a $3.50 off $10 coupon, and it got applied proportionately to the items I bought. So, the Revlons came to under $4 each, the China Glaze was under $1, and the Physician's Formula was about $6. Total it came to just under $16 with tax, so about $9 for the three polishes (including tax) and about $7 for the Physician's Formula. (including tax).
Here are a couple of quick iPhone pics: