POLL: Do you prefer Sephora or Ulta?

I’m not going to lie…my very first visit to an Ulta happened about a week ago, and it was because I was shopping next door and decided I didn’t have the energy to drive out to the mall and hit Sephora like I normally do. The Ulta is so much closer to me, I don’t know what my problem was! I think I was a Sephora snob! I would drive twice as far to go to Sephora – and they don’t even carry Fekkai products anymore!

Once I finally did visit Ulta, I’m shocked I waited so long! It’s fantastic! I’ll probably never drive to the mall for Sephora ever again! The prices are better than Sephora – and they have MORE products!

I figured most women preferred one or the other – so which one do you prefer? Sephora or Ulta?


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Not a fan of Frederic Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless

I went to Ulta the other day, and went straight to Fekkai, for my must-have Glossing Cream (I’ll never use anything else on my hair!). I noticed that Fekkai has a new line of products, called Silky Straight Ironless.

Each product in the Silky Straight Ironless collection, infused with advanced micro-smoothing technology, is created to work synergistically to create and hold chic, straight style and luxuriously silky texture without effort. This weightless Smooth Finish Serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.

I have always had a problem with frizzy hair, and while Glossing Cream is the best product for this, I still have flyaways all day long to deal with! So I picked up Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. The description read:

This weightless Smooth Finish Serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.

How to use: For best results, apply 1-2 pumps and spread through dry hair. For especially unruly hair, combine with the Ironless Straightening Balm on wet hair before blow-drying.

Sounds perfect, no?

Well no…it’s not. It doesn’t work at fighting frizz AT ALL. It did not leave me with sleek and shiny hair. In fact, I’m not sure it didn’t make my hair worse!

I returned it to Ulta, and bought another bottle of Glossing Cream.

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Tom Ford debuts new makeup line!

The designer, who is set to debut his first full makeup line this year, has been obsessed with beauty since he was a kid — for better and for worse. As he recounted to Women’s Wear Daily:

“When I was 14, I had to be taken to the emergency room because the cucumber slices I had put on my eyes — to camouflage the bags — had made them swell shut. I could eat cucumbers, but my eyes were clearly allergic to them.”

Yikes. Thankfully with his new beauty collection, which includes everything from hyper-pigmented lip glosses to contouring illuminator and brow pencils, Ford and his many fans can rely on more fail-proof methods for perfecting their skin. WWD noted:

Ford also uses a lot of the skin care products himself, including the Traceless Foundation Stick in the corners of his nose and eyes, the Illuminating Protective Primer, and the Purifying Crème Cleanser — “it goes on like cold cream and the skin feels moisturized and unbelievable.” He sometimes sleeps in the oil-based serum, Intensive Infusion Concentrate Extreme, which he said absorbs straight into the skin.

Read more at WWD.com and check out the first ad (starring none other than Ford himself, naturally).

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Clean Summer Escape

I adore the Clean fragrance line, I am so excited they have a new Summer Escape version!

Clean Summer Escape

Be instantly transported to the perfect beach retreat with this light, summer seaside scent. CLEAN Summer Escape is inspired by the relaxed freedom of sun-kissed skin, cloudless sky, and endless sea. A pure, citrusy fragrance, it opens with succulent notes of crisp bergamot and mandarin orange and intertwines delicate layers of water lily, beach grass, and white sand. Light and playful, it’s also tranquil and refreshing.

Notes:
Crisp Bergamot, Beach Grass, Mandarin Orange, Water Lily, Summer Peony, Beach Honeysuckle, Orange Flower, Cotton Blossom, White Sand Accord, Driftwood, Coconut Water.
Style:
Refreshing. Playful. Tranquil.

$49


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