21 Days Of Beauty Bargains At Ulta, Plus COTW!

What bargains are you hoping to score?
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March 21, 2015
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cotw, ulta, DIY, clay mask, milia, under-eye concealer

In case you didn't know, Ulta's semi-annual 21 Days of Beauty sale has started, and it's sort of the best. From March 15 through April 4, there's a new beauty bargain every day.

I plan on picking up more of my beloved but pricey Butter London nail polishes ($9 on March 19).

I also want to buy half-off Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer ($12 on March 21), and possibly IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme ($16 on April 3). I'm really curious to see if that last one hides redness as well as I've heard. I will report back! You can see all of the sale items/days here.

Now, here are your Comments Of The Week!

1. Many of us have wondered about those tricky white bumps called milia. "DaleCooper" has found the miracle product that gets rid of them.

Okay, so I've dealt with milia for over a decade and I finally found the BEST. THING. EVER. Ole Henrickson Truth is in the Eyes. They advertise it as an eye peel, but it's incredibly gentle. And you know what it does? It gets rid of those little bastards within days. I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate me at all. I've even used it as a spot treatment when I got some forehead milia after an unfortunate run-in with some night cream. I've noticed that if I use any products that are too rich, my skin skips acne and is like, "Naw bro, have some of those shitty little bumps instead."

2. "NMW_Elena" came up with the perfect response to rude comments about going makeup-free at the office.

Whenever someone does that nonsense of "you look so tired! / sick! / monstrous!" if I don't wear makeup to work, I just inform them that it must be because I'm working harder and staying up later than they are. I'm in a pretty competitive field so that usually makes people shut up quickly and not mention it again.

3. We got some great DIY beauty suggestions this week, but as someone who suffers from sensitive cry-baby skin, I really liked this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask customization from "Britts."

I've tried mixing it with aloe vera gel, honey, some jojoba oil, and just a few drops of apple cider vinegar. This combo keeps the mask from drying too hard, so you don't get the pulsating sensation [and it's] easier to wash off. The whole experience is less intense and more gentle. It's a little harder to get it mixed smooth, but it worked well for my skin when it was freaking out (dry/sensitive/oily/broken out) when I was introducing a prescription retinoid.

4. "nooneputsbabyinthecorner" blew my mind with this revelation about a popular under-eye concealer.

I read recently that we're all using Touche Eclat wrong, and it's meant to be a highlighting pen, not an under-eye concealer. Wayne Goss has a great video showing you how to use it.

  • Are you planning to shop the 21 Days of Beauty sale? What do you have your eye on?
  • Do you think $9 is still kinda too much money for nail polish (or am I just a total cheapskate)?
  • Anyone tried that IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme?