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Monday, March 27, 2017

(UPDATE: New Deluxe Freebie with ANY Purchase) Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Day 10 Deals are Live

The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Day 10 deals are live, so here's your nightly reminder, including some new tips. Be sure to read through this entire post (I don't want you to miss anything)!

A FEW THOUGHTS: I have used Origins Cheeks and Balances in the past after receiving some deluxe samples in various gift sets. After using it multiple times, I have mixed feelings about it. For my oily skin, I find that it's very effective at removing my makeup (even mascara), but it leaves a slight film on my skin after rinsing. It does not cause me any breakouts, and I enjoy the minty fragrance, but I'm not sure I would purchase a full-size tube. That said,  A LOT of people swear by this cleanser and at first I thought, "Oh, they probably have dry skin" because that slight film I feel on my oily skin may translate to a boost of extra moisture for dry skin. However, I have seen many positive reviews from people with oily skin, as well as from those with dry skin. I always try to tell you how I feel about any Beauty Steals that I have personally used (in case you haven't tried them yourself), so that's just my two cents. If you already love this cleanser, I'm happy you can snag it for 50% off today!

NOTE FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS: all Platinum members receive free shipping with any Beauty Steal purchase. This offer is valid for the entire duration of the event (now through April 8).

(Click a link below to go directly to an item listing)

BEAUTY STEALS FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 28 (available online and in-store unless otherwise noted, while supplies last):

WEEKLY BEAUTY DEALS (available in-store and online for one week only, March 26 - April 1):

OTHER FREEBIES (while supplies last):

HOT BUYS (available for the entire event, March 19 - April 8, in-store and online unless otherwise noted):

  • Sign into your Ulta account here and go to your "My Rewards" tab to see if you have these offers available to activate:
  • 5X Points - all Dermalogica + Murad purchases (ends 4/1)
  • 5X Points - all Gucci Bamboo fragrance purchases (ends 3/31)


If you're new to the 21 Days of Beauty event, be sure to check out my tips for newbies HERE.

View the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty homepage HERE.


  1. This morning Ulta sent out the same kind of coupon for the buxom lip gloss, but this time for a better than sex deluxe freebie!

    1. Thank you!! I'll add to the post! :) Also, there's a new haircare sample I'm adding in a sec, in case you haven't placed an order yet!

  2. I love checks and balance and it's manly for people with combo skin which is why it prob didn't work out for you. Also a little goes a long way so if you use too much, you'll end up taking forever washing your face! Lol

    1. Thank you!! And yeah, I learned the hard way that less is more with this cleanser. Lol! ;)

  3. First I just want to say thank you for all your helpful information- I love when you give a personal recommendation for products!

    I also want to add that my husband LOVES Checks and Balances, so I bought him two tubes for this price (Happy Anniversary to him!), and it might be a product them men in your lives might appreciate.

    1. You're so welcoem, Chantelle! I'm so glad you like when I include personal recs/info. :)

      And that's great to hear about your husband! I'm SO glad you were able to stock him up. And happy anniversary!! xo

    2. Yes, I was so grateful for your recommendation for the It Cosmetics foundation brush yesterday, because when I saw the brush deal I thought, "I don't need another foundation brush," but then I read your post and I absolutely needed a highlighter brush, so I jumped on that deal. Thanks again!

    3. Also, I was wondering if you have any thoughts on the new NARS Limited Edition NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette? I have a self-imposed imposed eyeshadow palette buying moratorium but I could be tempted...

  4. Attention Katie! I received your comment this morning and initially approved it, but then deleted it. I SO appreciate you sharing the code for the Too Faced deluxe mascara, but I believe the code you shared was a unique code just for you. Therefore, I deleted your comment in case you have yet to actually use the code. I would hate for someone else to use it before you had a chance, only for you to find out that it was a one-time-use only code! Thanks SO much for sharing, and if you decide you don't want to use the code, please feel free to post again. :)

  5. Awww, I haven't gotten any emails about Buxom or Too Faced freebies :(

  6. I used Origins checks and balances a long time ago and I found it to be a good face wash but not remarkable. Also as it aged it actually started drying out my skin, so I suggest to not buy too much and use it up asap.

  7. I have dry skin and that cleanser made my skin so squeaky clean and completely stripped of moisture. No, thank you.

  8. I've tried the origins face wash before in response to the amazing reviews. I have normal to dry skin and it totally made my dry patches worse. I really wanted to like this but my skin won't let me.


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