a few weeks ago, i purchased the ulta summer glam beauty essentials sampler kit, and completely fell inlove. honestly, i was hesitant about buying it, because it cost $28, but soon discovered that it was well worth the price and more!
the kit includes:
anastasia lash genius (0.11 oz.)
benefit the porefessional (0.1 fl. oz.)
butter london nail lacquer in snog (0.2 oz.)
stila lip glaze in strawberry lemonade (0.05 fl. oz.)
tarte lights, camera, splashes waterproof mascara (0.16 fl. oz.)
too faced chocolate soleil matte bronzer (0.14 oz.)
the kit is supposed to be full of deluxe and regular samples of the summer's seven must-have beauty essentials, but the first thing i noticed was the full size laura geller eye shadow and stila lip glaze. that right there is a combined price of $27, so you can figure out why my hesitation went away. and both products are amazing! i had never tried a cream eye shadow before, but when applied first, the rose gold is a beautiful color and acts as a "primer" for the other colors. and the lip glaze- such a beautiful, sheer pink.
i had always wanted to try butter london's nail polishes, but i wasn't willing to pay the $15 for a bottle. so basically, i was excited to try the deluxe sample. the nail polish was a beautiful red/pink combination, and the polish actually goes on like paint- which is odd for a nail polish. but it stayed chip-free for over two weeks on my toes (i went for a pedi with my mama for her birthday), and i was wearing flip-flops almost the entire time. definitely would be worth the price.
the mascara is more for lengthening, but it's a strong contender for my bad gal lash (which i love). i wore it to the beach, and guess what? yep, no raccoon eyes. and i love me some bronzer, especially ones that smell like chocolate. btw, the bronzer also works for a wide range of skin tones, as it is super build-able.
unfortunately, i really wasn't a fan of the lash genius. maybe, i just didn't use it right? i don't know, but it didn't do anything for me. and i was severely disappointed in the size of the porefessional- it was super tiny. i mean, i love me some porefessional, and just wish it would have been bigger. but then again, i didn't buy the kit for the benefit product inside.
this is the reason i bought it and you should too:
so let's do some math (rather, i will do it for you)
anastasia lash genius (0.11 oz)- worth: $12.16
benefit the porefessional (0.1 fl. oz.)- worth: $4.13
butter london nail lacquer in snog (0.2 oz.)- worth: $7.50
laura geller beauty cool lids cream eye shadow in rose gold goddess (0.26 fl. oz.)- full size: $19.00
stila lip glaze in strawberry lemonade (0.05 fl. oz.)- full size: $8.00
tarte lights, camera, splashes waterproof mascara (0.16 fl. oz.)- worth: $13.34
too faced chocolate soleil matte bronzer (0.14 oz.)-worth: $12.00
add it up: $76.13
therefore, you are getting $76 bucks of product for $28. yep, that's an amazing deal.