June 3, 2020

Sometimes Things Aren’t Right With The Universe and That’s Ok

Morning!

How ya doing over there? Staying positive? Your head isn’t about to explode yet is it? If it’s getting all a little too much just remember sometimes things aren’t always right with the universe and that’s ok. Things aren’t always going to be ok because life is never about perfect.

Yesterday was hard because I didn’t have a great way to express what I wanted to say. I can’t really help anyone with how they feel if I don’t even know how I feel. I’ve turned off the TV, I’ve sat and meditated on it, and realized a great many things by listening. When you listen you learn and learning should be something that happens every single day of your life. To do better, to be better, we have to learn.

I am privileged. I have never had to experience racism. I’ve never had someone judge me by my skin tone. I can’t relate to the feeling of racism. I can’t begin to understand how it must feel. I want to say, “I understand! I’m with you!” But do I understand? No, I don’t understand. I never will.

But I am here for you. I stand with you.

I urge you to seek out positivity anywhere you can today. Avoid all this information flooding the online world and the news about vandalizing and looting. Focus on the positive things that are coming from protests happening around the world. I see people out there protecting businesses, I see people peacefully protesting, I see people sharing love and kindness, I see cops standing with protestors….I see good things but sometimes you have to weed through the bad to see those good things. Seek out the positive today and don’t let the negative things cloud your judgement or make you believe what is going on right now is a horrible, bad, evil thing.

This will pass as all things do pass. And hopefully when it passes we will come out of it stronger, more educated, more understanding, and hopefully we’ll come out of it changed. Because that’s what we need right now. Change.

Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other.

I’m here if you need me.

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June 1, 2020

Ulta Diamond & Platinum Perks Day

Ulta Sale

Today is Ulta Diamond & Platinum Perks Day at ulta.com! Free shipping applies to orders of $35 or more! Be sure to sign into your account to see the sale prices.

Check your email for a unique code that gets you a 9 Piece Gift gift with any purchase which includes:

  • L.A. Girl Shock Wave Neon Eyeliner
  • Sun Bum 3-In-1 Leave In (1.5 oz)
  • Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo (2.5 oz)
  • Vitbath Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gelee (1.0 oz)
  • Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil (1.0 oz)
  • La Roche-Posay Toleraine Hydrating Gentle Cleanser (0.5 oz)
  • CoverGirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick (0.25 oz)
  • Flowery Scented Cuticle Oil (0.5 oz)
  • Winky Lux Eyeshadow in Frothy

Also, spend $160 and add this gift set to your bag free that includes:

  • The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter Travel Size (1.69 oz)
  • It’s A 10 Silk Express Miracle Leave-In Travel Size (2.0 oz)
  • Matrix Total Results High Amplify Dry Shampoo Travel Size (1.3 oz)
  • Ulta SPF 30 Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Lip Balm Full Size (0.14 oz)
  • Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Texture Spray Travel Size (1.25 oz)
  • CoverFX High Performance Setting Spray Travel Size (1.0 oz)
  • It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Deluxe Sample (0.014 oz)
  • Drybar Triple Sec Blanc Deluxe Sample (0.35 oz)
  • Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter Deluxe (0.51 oz)
  • Buxom Va-Va-PLUMP Shiny Liquid Lipstick in Wine Me Deluxe Sample (0.05 oz)
  • Urban Decay Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero Mini (0.03 oz)
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mini (0.5 oz)
  • Bumble and bumble Surf Spray Deluxe (0.5 oz)
  • Philosophy Amazing Grace Deluxe Sample (1.0 oz)
  • dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Mini (1.0 oz)
  • Mario Badescu The Moisture Magnet Deluxe Sample (0.17 oz)
  • Vita Liberata Body Blur Deluxe (0.34 oz)
  • NEST Fragrance Ginger & Neroli Body Lotion Mini (1.5 oz)
  • Touch in SOL No Poreblem Primer Deluxe Sample (0.34 oz)
  • Smashbox Oil & Shine Control Primer Mini (0.25 oz)
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Deluxe (0.24 oz)
  • BECCA First Light Priming Filter Mini (0.2 oz)
  • Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum Mini (0.17 oz)
  • Follian Moisturizer: Replenish + Protect Deluxe Sample (0.17 oz)
  • belif Hungarian Water Essence Deluxe (0.33 oz)
  • Philosophy Microdelivery Dream Peel Deluxe (0.24 oz)
  • Botanic Simply Calm Hydrating Face Cream Deluxe (0.16 oz)
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851 Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum Deluxe (0.101 oz)
  • First Aid Beauty Weightless Liquid Mineral SPF 30 Deluxe (0.24 oz)
  • Kenra Sugar Beach Shampoo Mini (1.0 oz)
  • Kenra Sugar Beach Conditioner Mini (1.0 oz)
  • Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper Mini (0.04 oz)
  • Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum Sample
  • Beauty Bag

Spend $30 in nail products and get this Nail Sampler free that includes:

  • Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil Full Size (0.46 oz)
  • Seche Vite Quick Drying Topcoat Mini (0.125 oz)
  • Orly Breathable Treatment + Color in Fresh Start Full Size (0.6 oz)
  • China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in Lemon Fizz Full Size (0.5 oz)
  • Ella+Mia Soy Polish Remover Wipes (5 ct)
  • Le Mini Macaron Jasmine Green Tea Hand Mask (1 pair)
  • Londontown Kur Fresh Glow Cuticle Remover Full Size (0.4 oz)
  • Dashing Diva Glitter Glamour Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips
  • Nailtopia Plant Based, Bio-Sourced, Chip Free Nail Lacquer in Slide in My DM’s Full Size (0.41 oz)
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Free Gifts with Purchase:

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Enjoy!

Where to buy

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June 1, 2020

I Hope It’ll Be Ok

I struggled writing about beauty when COVID broke out. It’s really taken a lot of emotion and energy to try to act like things were normal when things were very not normal. But I found a calm in it and you all helped me with your kind comments and positive emails to tell me that my posts took your mind of what was going on around us.

But today, I’m struggling even harder. Like many of you my eyes are glued to the TV screen even though watching it hurts my heart so much. I always want to think the best of people, I want to think the world will be ok, that things will be right with the universe with time and patience. Today, is one of those days I have doubts.

When President Kennedy was assassinated, Dr King told his wife, “This is what is going to happen to me also.” I hate that he thought that, I hate that he felt that way, that the world was so damaged that he knew it was going to kill him. He would be so devastated that things are worst not than they were over 52 years ago when he was fighting to make this world a better place for not only African Americans but for everyone.

I am saddened that in 2020 nothing has changed, nothing has evolved, and things are worst than they ever were before. I posted Tabitha Brown’s wise words on Instagram a few days ago because I didn’t have the words to express my own feelings. I can’t tell you how to feel right now when I don’t even know how I feel.

I can just hope that things will be better but there are days I feel like that might not happen in my life time. I hope I’m wrong. I hope I’m so terribly wrong. I do know that the little things matter in life and the little things can bring about big changes. Please try to do the little things so they lead to those bigger changes. If you have children, teach them well so that our future is better and brighter.

I see so many people doing nice things but also, somehow, they want recognition for that and thanks. When you do something nice you don’t need a pat on the back for it. You did it because it came from a good place. Like Lennon said, “When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun, every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

Do good things because that’s being human.

Remember to love each other. Remind yourself we all need each other. We’re all humans and we all bleed red.

I love you all. I hope that helps a little bit.

I’m tying to remind myself it can’t rain all the time.

Black Lives Matter and The Equal Justice Initiative are two of the organizations that can help you on your journey today. I hope you’ll take the time to visit their websites, educate yourself, and maybe make a small (or large) donation to their causes.

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May 29, 2020

I Don’t Know If I’ll Make It To Ulta Diamond for 2021

I don’t know if I’ll make it to Ulta Diamond for 2021 and it feels kind of odd. I mean, I still have plenty of time but I’m not even half way there yet….! My current Ulta statement is $294 that means I need $906 more dollars. Without a 20% Off in a few months and 21 Days of Beauty being sort of a bust I’m feeling like my Diamond Status is in jeopardy. We still have the Holidays to get through but with a lack of new beauty releases I’m sort of feeling like I won’t make Diamond Status this year. The Sephora Rouge Event did secure my status of Rouge but Ulta I’m a little skeptical I’ll make it there this year.

It’s funny because when the originally introduced the Diamond Rewards Tier I felt $1200 was way too much and that I’d never spend that much at Ulta because I do tend to shop Sephora or department stores more. But I did it and quickly which shocked me a bit. You see, I don’t really shop the drugstore options at Ulta as they tend to be more expensive unless a sale is going on. Most drugstore brands are way cheaper at Target or even drugstores compared to Ulta prices. As for fragrance most of my collection is niche, indie, or higher-end and Ulta doesn’t carry brands like that so, that was out for me. But they are pretty good with Mid-Range and certain unique product lines from Korean brands, etc…! Ulta can be an interesting experience sometimes as they combine the best of drugstore, mid-range, and a touch of higher-end in one location. I always wondered how I’d feel if Sephora started suddenly selling drugstore brands! I mean, L’Oreal makeup is sold in France at Sephora would I be weirded out to see a L’Oreal Mascara at Sephora for $14.99!? Ulta nails it as far as variety plus they have started adding more and more brands into their catalog like NARS, MAC, Chanel, even Tom Ford Fragrances.

So, yeah, maybe Ulta Diamond 2021 isn’t that unattainable after all πŸ™‚ I dunno…! But when I saw my status this morning I was like, “Damn! Am I going to make Diamond Status this year?” I’ll keep you posted.

Do you think you’ll make Ulta Diamond this year?

Curious minds!

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