Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow Boosting Bronzer (light to medium) - $14.99 // Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer (light) - $14.99 // Tarte Double Duty Palette - $29 // Lorac Pro Matte Palette - $28 // Mario Badescu Facial Spray - $7 // Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (glass bottle) - $17
Following on from the Sephora Haul (link), Angela informed me that she was planning a trip to Kissimmee while in Florida - which meant one thing.... ULTA. One my favourite eye shadow palettes is my Lorac Pro Palette and I took this opportunity for Angela to get me some Lorac. I could have easily asked her to bring back the entire store for me, however I decided to keep the list to a minimum. First on the list was Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer - purely after hearing literally everyone rave about this, then Angela messages from the store saying its buy one, get 50% off and did I want something else. Obviously it would be rude not too so I also picked up a Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow Boosting Bronzer (what a mouthful) - both of these bronzers are in the lighter shades. Now I'll be honest with you, I'm currently using up MAC Refined Golden bronzer, so I'm yet to try these properly. However on first impressions, I don't like the scent of the Butter Bronzer.
Next up is a brand which you can now buy in Urban Outfitters - Mario Badescu. Initially this came onto my radar when Kylie Jenner posted a picture of their drying lotion - anything to get rid of spots quickly is a winner with me. This reminds me of chamomile lotion and this works wonders on getting rid of spots - even those which are brewing under the skin. The best results can be seen when you leave this on over night. I'm going to do a full review on this soon. As I'm very picky with what toners I use, I thought I would try his Facial Spray in Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater - those who know me/long time reader of the blog, will know that I hate anything rose scented. However this has worked wonders in hydrating my skin, more so after working in one of the offices at work with the dreaded aircon. As this doesn't break the bank, I think this might be something I'll continue to repurchase.
Finally the two exciting purchases - the eye shadow palettes. What I love about Tarte is the fact that they split exclusives between Sephora and Ulta, not going to lie I wish Sephora would stock their Tape Shape Concealer, but hey ho. After receiving their Tartiest palette as a gift, I decided to pick up another eye shadow set and went for their Young, Wild and Free palette, which hands down wins the best packaging. This set is more based around the bronze tones and are very pigmented. Along with the Lorac Pro Matte palette, I'm not going to go into too much detail as there will be dedicated posts for these very shortly. The Lorac Pro Matte palette, by no means fails to disappoint -pigmentation and blendability is outstanding. This was the palette I reached for day and night while in New York, and may have been one of the reasons why I bought it - purely for travel. Not going to lie a week before Angela went on holiday, I was watching a review of the Lorac Matte Lipsticks - ironically they came out the week after she came home (typical). Are you a fan of Ulta, or is Sephora the one for you?