Sunday, March 30, 2014

It never hurts to ask

I remembered my ULTA coupon today! I also brought the entire catalog with me...a little way for me to stay focused.  I wanted to pick up Too Faced's "a la mode eyes" (sexy St. Tropez eye shadow collection). As an added bonus, it qualified for a gift all on it's own. The cashier rang me up and I was about to go about my merry way when I remember the gift, so I pulled out my handy dandy catalog and asked if the gift was still available.  Sadly, it wasn't...but because I asked, the girl behind the counter put together a few little samples just for me.  I ended up with a lip brush, a bareMinerals primer sample packet and 2oz sample of "it's a 10".  I actually have the full size of "it's a 10" and really like it, so all in all it was a pretty decent sample selection.
Too Faced, a la mode eyes

So, when it comes to ULTA's 21 days of sure to know what offers are available, and it doesn't hurt to ask if they're able to sub in some other samples!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thanks mom!

My mom is very no fuss about her hair (must be where I get it from).  She doesn't like to spend a lot and has been coloring her own for as long as I can remember.  Occasionally a stylist can talk her into a product (not often, but it happens).  As was the case with the Fantastic Sam's Fantastic Style Volumizing Potion.  She bought it, used it once, immediately disliked it, and offered it to me.  I checked the back, found "Not Tested on Animals" so I thought I'd give it a try.  

The directions are simple, apply a small amount to towel dry hair.  For added volume, blow dry.  It has a light scent and is not too heavy for my hair.  After using it just once my hair does feel thicker. 

All in all this turned out to be a delightful little hand me down.