Beauty Must Haves feat. Ulta Beauty

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Ulta Beauty & Her Campus Media! All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Just a Little Glow possible!

Hola loves! It’s been a little minute! I haven’t been able to catch up with blog posting. But I am back! & yet again with another beauty post. 😁 I’ve recently partnered up with Ulta Beauty to give my thoughts on some products that I think we all need on our list!

Lately, I’ve been on this inspiration & empowering high. Two weekends ago I attended Her Campus Her Conference on behalf of Ulta Beauty. & I had a blast!!! Her Conference is an event for collegiate women to attend. Whether you’re in college, going to college or out of college (or may not have attended) you’re able to attend nonetheless. It was amazing seeing so many women in one room.

Seeing so many keynote speakers just fill the room up with great energy, was a profound feeling. Aja Naomi King, Troian Bellisario, Gretchen Carlson, were amongst the women who spoke. We weren’t able to meet them or anything, but the audience was able to ask questions. & a lot of these women said some intriguing things. We also were delighted by the crazy amount of snacks & beverages provided!  I really can’t wait for the next conference.

While at the event, I got my makeup done at Ulta Beauty’s Beauty Bar. The MUAs were soo sweet! I’m not sure if anyone saw my Insta-stories, but I did post on my IG the video where I was getting my makeup done! The MUA used Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Topaz & Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. She used the blue shade in the palette as my liner. I loved how the makeup look came out!

With that said, I implemented some of my fave beauty must haves below! I can’t get over how summer is drawing to a near soon. I know it’s over in September but once school starts, that’s pretty much it lol!

Skin Care Faves

1. Philosophy Purity Pore Extractor Mask

Although I get told I have beautiful skin (not sure where. I don’t see it lol!), I find that pesky blackheads always make their way somehow, someway to ruin that! I also have enlarged pores that no matter what I do, seem to never diminish. During the summer my nose, forehead & my cheek areas get super greasy & I don’t have an oily skin type. Lately, I’ve been using Philosophy’s Pore Extractor Clay Mask to combat those pesky blackheads & the enlarged pores. It’s made with white clay (which I believe is great for minimizing pores) & sailicylic acid (helps treat acne). We all know how huge of a mask junkie I am. So this is one mask I am for sure keeping. & it’s travel sized so I can bring it with me anywhere I may travel next.

2. Ulta Beauty Waterfull Gel – Cream Moisturizer

Moisturizing in the summer is not only needed but imperative to your skin! I have dry skin & I still make sure to moisturize. Coming across Ulta Beauty’s Waterfull Gel Moisturizer is perfect! I love gel/water based moisturizers because they don’t leave your skin feeling heavy or weighed down. Although weightless, this moisturizer is hydrating & leaves the skin feeling & looking supple yet plumped. It’s ingredients include hyaluronic acid & algae extracts to hydrate & replenish the skin.

Makeup Faves

1. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Let me just say, I’ve had my eyes on this palette for some time now! At first when Urban Decay released product shots I was impressed but I wasn’t too wowed. Not until I received it in my hands! & holy moly I had a slight heart attack 😂 The shades in person are glorious! & right up my alley. I love rich warm browns, burnt oranges, amber reds & rose gold tones. This palette is definitely perfect for the summer. My fave shadows from the palette are En Fuego, Ashes & Ember (the last three shades in the palette). I can see myself getting a lot of usage out of this palette for a while.

2. Mac Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

My love for Mac Cosmetics will run on forever! I swear it will 😁 However I am super late in trying out their liquid lipsticks! I have one shade & it’s the perfect nude shade ever. I received recently this beautiful purple shade called Recollection. It’s described as an intense bright violet. Reminds me so much of their Heroine Matte lipstick. Pair this with Nightmoth & it’ll be perfect for a cute date night in the city.

3. Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

When I found out Chrissy Teigen was collaborating with Becca for a highlighter palette, I literally squealed 😂 I love Chrissy. Her energy & her quirky, sassy humor & character can really draw anyone in. She’s blunt, she’s feisty yet I feel like she’s the sweetest person ever. The highlight itself is PERFECT for deeper skin-tones. I think they definitely had us brown skinned girls in mind creating this palette. The highlighter shades are warm but can give a subtle yet buildable glow. We want to glow this summer y’all 😌

All of these items can be found at Ulta Beauty stores & their websites. Thank you Ulta Beauty & Her Campus Media for this very grateful opportunity. “All Things Beauty. All in One Place.”

14 thoughts on “Beauty Must Haves feat. Ulta Beauty

  1. Courtenay

    That matte lippie is to die for!! In love with purples…I just never seem to be able to wear them anywhere lately without it being too extra. Also, that gel cream sounds nice. To date, my favourites have been the garnier gel cream and this seaweed mattifying gel cream from the body shop. This one sounds really good though, especially since it has the hyaluronic acid in it.

    1. Mellie Post author

      Oh same here lol! I probably will try to wear it. But I’ve fallen in love with nudes & browns 😂 I can’t see myself wearing bright colors anymore. I love anything from The Body Shop! I haven’t been to one in years 😣 I may need to purchase online soon. That seaweed one sounds great for this time of year ❤️ Thanks so much for commenting. I appreciate it!

      1. Courtenay

        Do you have good recommensations for some good browns? I like the fleshy-lipstick look (if that makes sense lol), but never seem to find shades that are what I have in mind! And great post 🙂 Really like your blog!

  2. Kay

    II’m not a huge beauty person but I’ve been wanting to step my game up. I’m the girl who has literally two tubes of lipstick, shame. I’ve been in search of a good mask because I also get large pores and pesky blackheads. I may have to try my hand at the Philosophy mask!

  3. Aïchatou Bella

    GURL! You’re flat lay game is sickkk 😍😍😍! But wow! I think I’m definetly attending Her Conference next time, events like these are like a drug for creatives like us! My favorite in the bunch too much be the UD palette and the Purity mask! I heard sooo many amazing things about both and I think I NEED them. Oh and Chrissy Teigen is my spirit animal! Her clap back game is too strong 😂

    Aïchatou Bella

  4. Eileen

    Love the products you selected! I have all of the makeup bits and I LOVE my Naked Heat palette. Will have to try the philosophy one because I’m always on the hunt for something to clear blackheads.

  5. Vanessa Herndon

    Thank you for sharing skincare products for dry skin! My nose and forehead are my problem areas too in the summer and I’m looking for a way to minimize my pores. I NEED the Naked Heat palette in my life! I live for nude with subtle pops of color so this palette was made for me 🙂

  6. Marina Rosie

    Some gorgeous products here hun! I’ve been after the naked heat for SUCH a long time! xx I love Becca and have the champagne pop palette and can’t wait to get my hands on the chrissy Teigan! xx
    Marina xx

  7. Khadeeja Michelle

    Okay I NEED that Mac purple lipstick. It’s literally gorgeous. I’ve been looking for some new products to get and this post helped me a lot with ideas!!

  8. Hera

    You’ve convinced me to buy purity mask. I have large pores and get occasional acne! I was looking for a review on this. Thankyou!

  9. Diane

    Hi there dear !

    Such a beautiful and well written article !

    I loved discovering new products through your eyes, the only one I knew was the Urban Decay Palette and the Mac Lipstick, which btw the color is fabulous !!!

    Thank you !




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