What a time to be fucking alive. This winter has basically kicked my ass with the amount of insane snowstorms we’ve had to endure. I’ve honestly never been so ready to bask in any temperature above 60 degrees and ditch my hibernation clothing for shit that screams “sun’s out, bottles out.” St. Patrick’s Day was clearly a preview of the shit show I’ll be this spring. With the official start of spring happening in literally two days (halle-fucking-lujah), what better time to not only clean out your closet, but update your vanity with some of the best makeup and skincare products 2018 has blessed us with so far? Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale has a way of coming in at the best time. Until April 7th, one of our favorite beauty brands will be up to 50 percent off every day for an obvious 21 days. Fucking duh. From Clinique to Smashbox, here’s what to come this week to get your cart started.
Monday, March 19
IT Cosmetics is seriously amazing. If you’ve never used any of the products, let me tell you why you should stock up during the 21 Days of Beauty sale. This finishing powder is the perfect last step to your daily makeup routine as a setting powder or quick touch-up if you’re feeling greasy af. It comes in a translucent shade so it works wonders on everyone to reduce pore size and signs of turning ancient, and leaves your face looking like that of a porcelain doll.
Tuesday, March 20
Regardless of your skin type, Clinique probably has products that will make it look perfect. Whether you’re oily, dry, or something in between, Clinique offers a 3-step facial cleansing kit to brighten dark spots, provide hydration, and reduce annoying breakouts. So for like, half the price during 21 Days of Beauty, you’d be missing out big time if you didn’t take advantage of this.
Wednesday, March 21
I speak from first-hand experience when I say this Smashbox primer is a fucking miracle worker. If you’re looking for a primer that works without making your foundation look cakey, this will be your best friend. The primer absorbs into your skin immediately, so you can start applying foundation right away. It doesn’t leave any shine or grimy residue, so you can even use it as a setting spray once you’re finished.
Thursday, March 22
As we prep for warmer weather, we’ll soon turn away from makeup that could melt off your face, like matte lipsticks. Your summer lip go-to will be a creamy lip gloss that isn’t something out of the 90’s, but still provides full coverage, color, and shine for an added pop to your thotty weekend outfit.
Friday, March 23
The next best thing after a face mask is a face peel—that’s just like, the rules of feminism. For something that doesn’t rip your skin off, these Exuciance peels still removes nasty-ass shit immediately, so you’ll want to stock the fuck up. This six-week supply comes with 25 peels that can be used anywhere, from your face to your neck to your back (to your pus—no, nvm, please do NOT use it there). Anyway, this Exuviance peel helps remove dead skin and wrinkles, and it brightens dark spots. Peel off after just 10 minutes and voilà, bitches.
Saturday, March 24
I run out of makeup wipes like there’s no fucking tomorrow. It’s becoming a pain in the ass, since I’m too fucking lazy to walk down the street and too lazy to go grocery shopping for a DIY remover, so you can see the dilemma I’m in. For shit that actually lasts and works better than your average Neutrogena brand, Philosophy created makeup removing cloths that feel soft af and take off the most stubborn mascaras with a single swipe. And since you can order them online during the 21 Days of Beauty sale, you don’t have to walk down the street or even leave your house.
Sunday, March 25
Nothing ruins a day’s worth of expensive makeup like having an oily T-zone by noon. Talk about a buzzkill. Whether you’re using as a finishing powder or simply touching up while on your lunch break, this sheer powder from Mally Beauty reduces oily spots and fine lines, and leaves your face looking matte and smooth as can be. It stays on from morning to night without making you break out the next day, and even comes with a sponge that looks like a BeautyBlender on crack. Bless.
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The second half of 2017 is already looking better than the past few
weekends months that have made my life a living hell, but what else is new it’s fine I’m fine. Maybe 2018 will be my year, I say knowing it’s not true because I literally say this every fucking year. Honestly speaking, I think things are only looking up because end-of-summer sales have been fucking great. I literally bought a skirt and shirt for $6 the other day so, life is good. Like, retail therapy really works wonders *angrily glares at my therapist*. Prime example: Sephora’s Weekly Wow has done my card dirty treated me v well, but its competitor Ulta is about to be even better. Sunday kicked off the first day of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event, which discounts beauty necessities up to 50% off *everyday* for an obvious 21 days. So, basically, you can get everything you’ve ever wanted from your favorite brands at half off all the way until September 23rd. You guessed it, we’re fucked. So on that note, here’s a preview of week’s goods to get you psyched everyday for the rest of the week month.
Tuesday, September 5th:
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
If Google didn’t exist, I
would’ve never graduated college would have no idea Jennifer Aniston and Heidi Klum are both in their 40s. That’s in part due to my inability to correctly guesstimate anything ever, but also because Aniston and Klum both use this amazing cleansing gel. This exfoliating cleanser is full of fruity stuff that unclogs yo’ nasty pores and removes dead skin cells that are the bane of my existence cause breakouts so you have younger-looking, refreshed skin for all your future Instas.
PÜR Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect
This primer is everything you need to brighten and tighten your skin (without looking like you got botox) for Snapchat filter-looking skin. Like, you just know how on-point those filters make you look, hence why all your selfies have fucking puppy ears. If you think this primer sounds amazing, all of the PÜR primers are half off too, so the more, the better your
nudes selfies look.
Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil
Kind of like a lip primer, kind of like Chapstick 2.0, this colored lip oil gives you ultimate Kylie lips with just a simple swipe (and no injections). It’s packed with oils like coconut, green tea, and cloudberry (WTF is a cloudberry, LMK), for a conditioned duck face-ready pout. These come in shades of pinks, reds, and bold darks for wearing underneath your fave lipstick or to wear alone because we’re lazy af.
Wednesday, September 6th:
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick
Nothing makes me
spend more money happier than a 2-in-1 product. It’s like a freebie, but better. This exclusive double-ended lipstick features a smooth matte lipstick in vibrant shades with an accompanying hydrating lip gloss for a quick touch-up. It’s “travel-friendly” which basically means you can throw it in your purse before heading out to sweaty nightclubs.
Thursday, September 7th:
Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner
If you can master perfectly winged eyeliner, you can
literally get away with murder do anything. This liquid eyeliner is an essential for drawing a wing so sharp, you can cut a bitch. It’s basically a marker made for your eyes so if you still fuck up, it’s your own damn fault. They’re waterproof and come in a bunch of bright colors—that is, if you feel like having yellow eyes or something equally weird that’s basically any color other than black.
Friday, September 8th:
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette
If you love the way you glow after getting lucky with your Bumble boy or you need to pull a Kristen Wiig before your booty call awakens, you need to buy this gorg palette.
The trio comes with silk-powdered bronze, highlighter, and blush for a v
sexual radiant contour. Choose from any of the versatile shades, regardless of your skin tone, for the most #flawless sculpting look you’ve ever achieved. Now, you can schedule your next dick appointment without spending an hour on your contour beforehand. So blessed.