Monday, August 20, 2012

little loves

Hope you lovelies had a wonderful week, I know I did! Of course I had the usual work, kickboxing, date nights, and blogging but it was also the Ulta grand opening this weekend which was so fun. 

I am a HUGE fan of One Love Organics, ever since I had the pleasure of reviewing some of their amazing products (post HERE). One of my favorite sites Open Sky ran an awesome special on their Deluxe Essentials Kit normally $67 for $45. Obviously I snatched that up right away. Can't wait to get it, and how cute is the little bag too?!

So this weekend was the Ulta grand opening near me (read THIS POST if you want more info) and of course I went all three days. On Friday I arrived about 30 minutes early (was about 60th in line) and pulled a $25 gift certificate! I was so excited and used the $25 to buy the Juice Beauty Serum. The only other thing I bought this day was the Seche Vite top coat (which is the best top coat ever), the rest of the items were FREE (some form the Ulta goodie bag, some from my rewards points, and some from the Allure special issue). I spent a total of like $6 this day.

Saturday I went really early thinking it would be busier since more people would have off, but actually less people were there. I was probably about 10th in line and pulled a $5 gift certificate. I decided not to purchase anything this day.

Sunday I went 30 minutes early again and was like the second person there. However I decided I was going to wait until a bunch of people went ahead of me (my theory was that since the majority of the certificates were for $5 and $10, that the people ahead of me would weed a lot of them out and better my chances of pulling something better). I ended up going in around the 60th person again and I pulled a FREE salon service, which was great since on Friday I had just scheduled my first Dermalogica appointment for Wednesday and now it would be FREE! 

I ended up buying both my Cetaphil cleanser + Simple cleanser I use with my MIA and two small sample size products at checkout. I used my $5 from the day before and a $5 off $15 coupon I had. they sell had goodie bags left from Friday so I got another of those too! 

I hope another Ulta opens somewhere close again soon because it was really fun!

I'll let you lovelies know how my free facial goes on Wednesday.

Saturday I had a friends wedding to attend, and I went with two of my other lovely friends. I borrowed my dear friend Sadie's dress from Dorothy Perkins and loved it! I got a ton of compliments on it too.

My dear and talented friend Michael who helped me write and compose a song my senior year has finally posted his first video. He wrote and composed this song, and I am so proud of him! Check him out, LIKE his Facebook page, share with friends!

Got my free birthday drink card from Starbucks in the mail this week. This really kicked off the feeling of birthday approaching next week. YAY!

Today (since it's Monday) I did my weekly ritual of Monday Mask night and tried out these two new samples I got from Ulta over the weekend. On Friday I tried the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel (pictured above) and love, love, loved it! Tonight I did the Macadamia hair mask and this Murad Radiance Face Peel. Loved both of them of course!

I also booked mine + the bf's hotel for our little weekend trip to Detroit for the jazz festival one Labor Day weekend. We are both really excited to get away together, see some great artists, and see Detroit! I've never been but I have heard so much about it! Have you ever been, have any recommendations? 

Anyway back to the hotel, I was super excited to snag an executive king room at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown. It's within walking distance to the festival, has gorgeous rooms, a fitness center and pool, room service, valet, and its connected to the GM center that has shops, a movie theatre, and so much more (seriously that is my kind of hotel! Not to mention the bf will be in full on music mode so it's nice if I need to escape now and then). Thanks to the wonderful people at the Courtyard by Marriott for offering me such great accommodations! I'll definitely be posting all about our trip when we get back!

Don't forget to ENTER TO WIN a gorgeous bubble necklace HERE. You only have until Tuesday at midnight to enter :) Good Luck!

Hope you lovelies had a great week!


  1. You are so ridiculously beautiful!

  2. i loved all of your instagram photos! you look great in that dress - this looks like a perfect weekend

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

  3. Score on all the Ulta goodies! I love that store and am in there at least once a week! You looked gorg at the wedding! That Dorothy Perkins dress is divine! :)

  4. I just love the It's a 10!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  5. This Ulta opening sound SO GOOD. Jealous! I am definitely going to keep my eyes open for an opening around here. I just got their freebie bag with all the ulta makeup with a $17 purchase, which is such a good deal! Thanks for sharing all the goods you snagged and things you're trying out, I love seeing them!

    xo Hannah

  6. I love that blue dress you wore to the wedding, it looks great on you! Hope you have an amazing time in Detroit!



    Southern (California) Belle