Ulta Haul and Mini Reviews


Because I don’t already have enough beauty products, I decided to pick up some things from Ulta.  I got these on Saturday and had a little time to play with them before putting up this review.  On to the mini reviews!


Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara ($8.99)

The first thing that I got was the Maybelline Lash Sensational.  I was looking for a waterproof mascara for the summer because I currently do not own any waterproof mascaras.  I got this one because I heard that this was a great dupe for the Benefit Roller Lash which I love.  It is a wet formula, but does a great job lengthening your lashes.



Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude ($4.49)

I wanted a nude eyeliner so I could open up my eyes without a stark white color.  I use white when I’m wearing heavier makeup, but I think nude will be perfect for lighter, more natural days.  This pencil is very creamy and glides on effortlessly.  I love how it is waterproof so it will stay in my waterline.



Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater ($7.00)

I have heard amazing things about this facial spray.  It is great for a refreshing spritz in the hot summer months.  While this isn’t my favorite setting spray to lock in makeup, I love how you can feel the hydration sinking into your skin.



Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask (14.99)

I have been loving the Macadamia Ultra Nourishing Hair Mask, but I am running out of that one.  Since it is pretty expensive, I wanted to find a cheaper option and decided to try this one out.  This one is not as thick as the macadamia mask.  It is more like the texture of the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist.



Seaweed Cleansing Lotion ($15.00)

Looking for a new toner, I can across this one which has no alcohol.  It is non-drying and suitable for sensitive skin.  I don’t have very sensitive skin, but I just wanted to make sure that this would be gentle.  After a few uses, I am happy to report that it didn’t irritate my skin at all.



Ulta Sunless Mitt ($5.99) and Ulta Bronze Glow Sunless Tan Applicator Mitt For Face ($5.99)

Since they were doing a buy two, get two free deal, I decided to pick up some self tanning mitts.  I am getting into more self tanners this summer because I don’t want to damage my skin under the harsh sun rays.



Large Z Palette in Lavender ($20.00)

I just broke the packaging of one of my Tarte blushes (eek) so I decided that I needed a Z Palette.  The black one wasn’t available and my favorite color is purple so I went with Lavender.  I’m so excited to create my own custom palette!



NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer in Light ($5.99)

I heard that this was a good corrector type concealer to put under a regular concealer.  With my really dark under eye circles I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it out.  It is orange toned and pretty thick and creamy, but I love it.  If you aren’t a fan of that type of consistency then this probably isn’t the concealer for you, but this is becoming a new necessity in my makeup collection.



Ardell Natural Lash Black 108 ($3.99)

I have short little stub lashes.  And this may be a controversial statement, but I think false lashes are easier than putting on mascara.  Instead of piling on a 15 coasts of mascara to get my lashes to look halfway okay, I can pop on false lashes and make them look amazing in about 1 minute.  I wanted to try some natural lashes and went with these ones from Ardell.  They are the perfect length that accentuates my eyes without looking fake.



Clean & Clear Deep Action Creme Cleanser ($6.99)

I wanted to try out a new cleanser because I am running out of my current one.  I found the cheapest one with the best reviews and went with it.  So far, I do like this.  I feel like it is an effective cleanser without being rough on my skin.


I am so happy with my purchases from Ulta.  If you are interested in updates to how I feel about these purchases, I suggest you follow me on Instagram @thepurplepandablog and subscribe to my blog.  Because I spent over $60, I got a giant lip set that I am super excited about.  Keep an eye out for first impressions and swatches on those shades/formulas.  See you guys later!


Click here to see some of the lip products from the lip set in action!


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*All photo credit goes to Jasmine Hwang*


Amanda Hwang


  1. I agree with Jasmine. Thanks to this review, I will be buying all these products at Ulta. Thanks Purple Panda!!!!!

  2. I have seen a countless number of products like these but haven’t really been sure whether it was worth buying. Great mini reviews, I might buy one soon.

  3. also there’s this mascara that i have it’s covergirl lashblast fusion and it’s super good!

  4. i didnt know hair mask was a thing
    i have 5/10 of the products listed ^^^ and the mascara is definitely my favorite

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