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Ulta Liter Sale

Ulta recently had a sale on liters of some of their highest quality shampoos and conditioners. Most were $15. We printed off coupons for $3.50 off in addition, and scooped up these two liters: AG Fast Food shampoo and Redken All Soft conditioner.



Needless to say, we love these products! They smell great and our hair has never been healthier.

These liters are still discounted online (and possibly in stores?). I recommend signing up for their rewards program. You quickly accumulate points that you can use towards cash off or discounted services, and you get generous coupons in the mail.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Eyeshadow Palette

We love this Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone. It transitions easily from day to night, and adds a hint of warmth to any skin tone.



Our favorite shade is the definer in the bottom right – it’s multi-dimensional with a hint of sparkle. At only $4.99, this palette gives designer eye shadows like Urban Decay a run for its money!

You can purchase this palette at drugstores, or here, in three different color collections.

Skincare Routine

If you’re looking for an alternative to face cleansers that are harsh on skin and expensive on your wallet, I swear by the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). The combination of oils I use are Jojoba and Raw Virgin Coconut Oil. You can find these at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc. The best part is these oils were about $5 each!


For those of you with acne-prone skin who are skeptical, fear not! The concept underlying OCM is the basic chemistry principle that “like dissolves like.” Just choose non-comodegenic oils, and you’ll find that OCM actually¬†improves your breakouts. Jojoba is one of the least comodegenic oils. I have acne-prone skin, and this has really helped improve the health of my skin. Proponents of OCM suggest using castor oil as the base for your oil mix, but I skip this, as it is considered relatively comodegenic.

This method of face washing is good for any skin type. Those with aging skin might consider mixing Vitamin E oil into their mix. Make sure any oil you use is unadulterated – the only ingredient on the back should be the oil. They can also be used to moisturize your skin.

I wet a washcloth with hot water, then steam my face. Then I massage the oils into my skin for 30-60 seconds. Be sure to rub gently on your eyes and eyelashes to remove makeup. Then I steam my face again with the washcloth, and rub the oil off with the cloth thoroughly. Your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.

For more info on the Oil Cleansing Method, click here.