KL Polish & Ulta Haul – My First Trip to Ulta!

If you follow my blog regularly you’ll know that I took a week off posting here to visit relatives in the United States. It was a short trip, I was only in Arizona for four days but it was a nice visit. I was also excited because I had ordered some KL Polishes to my relative’s home. KL Polish no longer ships to Canada so picking it up in the US was one of my only options. And of course I had to do some shopping, I couldn’t resist a little Ulta Haul!

We have Sephora in Canada but I wish we could trade it for Ulta. Ulta has so many brands that we don’t have up here and a lot more selection in terms of drugstore products. I felt like a kid on Christmas Morning when I first entered the store and I probably could have wandered for several hours if I was on my own. I couldn’t bring too much back to Canada with me on the plane because I wasn’t checking a bag. Unfortunately this limited me to travel sizes but it did help keep my shopping in check. Want to see what I picked up in my KL Polish & Ulta Haul? Keep Reading!

KL Polish Haul

KL Polish Haul

If you are unfamiliar with KL Polish the brand was created by YouTuber Kathleen Lights. I’ve watched her for a few years and I love the collections she’s put out since starting her nail polish brand. I picked up three shades from the most recent KL Polish Launches, the Zodiac and Fall In The City Collections.

Jane is a beautiful rich pink. I don’t have anything quite like it in my polish collection. The polish November is the closest thing, which I wrote about in my KL Polish Haul earlier this year.

1435 is a muted medium blue. It’s similar to the Cozy in There polish but a bit darker. This polish was a little streaky when I applied it, it needed two and a half coats to be opaque.

Scorpio is my new favourite polish. It’s a deep almost metallic red with a black flip to it. Scorpio is my Zoadiac sign and though I don’t buy into astrology I do find this nail polish to be stunning.

Ulta Haul Sheet Masks & Zoella

Ulta Haul:
SNP Animal Cat Face Sheet Mask

I saw these animal sheet masks at Ulta and knew that I had to try one. First of all, there’s CATS! I’m a crazy cat lady, I have cat mugs, cat clothes, cat blankets… and now a cat sheet mask. I have no idea if it’s any good, but the cuteness of it will make up for it if it’s not.

Zoella Fizz Bar

I wish that I could find Zoella products in Canada. I’ve heard that they’re supposedly sold at London Drugs but I’ve never seen them there. I wanted to try her bath latte and shower sauce but there weren’t any in travel friendly sizes. This Fizz bar was my compromise.

Ulta Haul Hempz Pumpkin

Hempz Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai Moisturizer

I’ve heard amazing things about Hempz lotions. I would have loved to take home a full sized bottle but of course this size was all my carry on would accommodate. Hempz is available in Canada but I bought it anyways. I was using left over cash from when I travelled to Coasta Rica & Panama earlier this year and it felt more guilt free buying it with my US cash than putting it on my debit card at home.

Real Techniques Makeup Sponge

I didn’t get a photograph of this one, my makeup sponge mysteriously disappeared a few weeks ago (I blame my cats) so I was planning on picking up an RT Sponge while away. I started using it immediately, I wasn’t even thinking about getting photos at the time. RT Sponges are so soft! I wasn’t happy with the Ocean Crush sponges I hauled in the Sephora April VIB Sale so I’m really glad to have a replacement for them.

Ulta Haul MAC & MUR

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick Mini

This is my first MAC product EVER. I know, it’s hard to believe that I’ve run a beauty blog for three years and never tried anything from them, but it’s true. Velvet Teddy has been on my list for a long time. It’s one of the most talked about MAC lipsticks in the blogging community so when I saw that MAC released a mini of Velvet Teddy for $10 I had to pick one up. Part of my hesitation with buying it before now is that I can never use up full sized lipsticks so it feels wasteful to buy them. Sephora Canada also has this mini but it’s only available online.

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer

I liked this concealer so much when I picked it up online in my Makeup Revolution Haul last month that I wanted to line up a replacement. I’m almost through that tube already, concealers go so fast for me. I chose the lightest shade this time, C1.

KL Polish & Ulta Haul

Do you see any favourites in my KL Polish & Ulta Haul?
What have you picked up for the holiday season?

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed seeing what shades of KL Polish I picked up as well as what I chose for my very first Ulta Haul. Let me know what your Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping looked like. Talk Soon! xx

 

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  1. December 12, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Yasss girl, I love ulta too! They’re rewards are so much better than Sephora too! I have a question, how do you feel about the quality of the KL polishes in comparison with others? Great post! xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      December 13, 2018 / 11:02 pm

      I wish we had them in Canada specifically for their rewards program. Sephora’s could be so much better.
      I love the cream finishes of her polishes, the large applicator makes it easy for me to get an even application compared to brands like Essie and Deborah Lipman. The polish doesn’t last any longer than other brands I’ve tried though, I normally chip my nails in a few days regardless of brand :S

  2. December 6, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Great haul! I still wanna pick up some KL polishes too, when I saw Scorpio too I was like 😍😍😍 it’s such a gorgeous color! I think it represents us fairly well 😂😂
    And Hempz lotions are so so so good!!! I’m almost out of the one I got, I’m ready to buy another lol.
    And velvet teddy was always on my list but when I switched to CF I couldn’t bring myself to buy it. Oh well, but it’s a gorgeous shade!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      December 6, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      It was really the only one from the zodiac collection that spoke to me, maybe because it’s my sign? Or because it’s super vampy but the red flip is perfect for the holidays!
      This is my first Hempz lotion, it’s so soothing on my hands. It’s getting so dry up here now that it’s snowing so it helps a lot.
      It kills me that MAC isn’t cruelty free. I hope they change their practices soon!

      • December 9, 2018 / 11:38 pm

        Yeah, idk if it’s just me, maybe I’m not into polishes as much, but I don’t see people pushing the darker, vampy polish tones as much as the bright, pastel ones for spring. Or at least I don’t see them as often, I see lighter colors more so when I see a dark one I’m like full heart eyes lol.
        Omg it’s snowing?! How cool but probably not so fun to be driving around in lol.
        I hope so too, maybe I’ll make an exception for that one shade and finally have it in my collection. I can’t deny that their formula is really good.

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          December 10, 2018 / 1:08 pm

          I wasn’t feeling her spring collection at all, it was pretty but I really prefer either nude polish colours or dark vampy ones.
          It is! The driving sucks but the snow is really pretty! It doesn’t feel like Christmas until there’s snow on the ground for me. I can’t imagine spending Christmas somewhere warm!
          If you did I would get the mini, but honestly there are lots of nice similar lipstick shades that are CF. I like the formula a lot but it’s not the only option!

          • December 12, 2018 / 11:47 pm

            True that, I’ll be sure to look for some dupes 😁

  3. December 1, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    My local London Drugs has Zoella (it’s the cutest stuff!), but the London Drugs near you may not sell it. The products can range. I know that Shoppers near me doesn’t carry a lot of the things I wish they did 🙁 I wonder if London Drugs has Zoella online.

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      December 3, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Oooh I should check online. It’s so weird, different locations of the same store can have a completely different selection :S

  4. Geraldine
    November 29, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Ooh congratulations on your first visit to Ulta!! Ulta is wonderful, though I’ve never seen that face mask! It looks so cute! I’ve never heard of KL polish either but those colors look pretty! ❤️

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 30, 2018 / 1:51 am

      Thank you, it was so fun!! I could have spent all day there probably, I’m not even exaggerating.
      I haven’t used the mask yet, I’ll hopefully get to it this weekend. KL polish is the best! I love their lips & tips collection, it has the prettiest everyday colors. Thanks for reading! x

  5. November 29, 2018 / 12:49 am

    Scorpio looks like such a unique polish, the name suits the shade it is! I love MAC lipsticks and Velvet Teddy is beautiful, how are you liking the shade? The mini size products are a great idea to sample products as well!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 30, 2018 / 1:47 am

      It is! It’s absolutely stunning 🙂
      I’m really liking Velvet teddy. It’s such a great every day shade, it pairs well with everything. I might need to get more of their lipsticks lol

      • November 30, 2018 / 2:23 am

        I’m tempted to try Velvet Teddy once I’ve used up a few more of my nude lipsticks 🙂

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          December 1, 2018 / 1:48 pm

          I hope you love it if you do end up trying it out x

  6. November 28, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    That Cat on the mask looks friggin adorable!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      It’s sooo cute! There were also lion and tiger masks!

  7. November 28, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Great post and it looks like you picked up some great goodies! I have Velvet Teddy as well, and it is a classic for good reason. I still haven’t tried any KL Polishes but I really need to. I remember the first time I went into Ulta, I felt the same way as you!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Totally! There are some products that are completely worth all the hype and Velvet Teddy is one of them. I really love KL polish, she has so many shades to choose from. I wish that it was available in more places than just online.
      Are you from Canada too? I there was an Ulta here!

      • November 28, 2018 / 9:51 pm

        Nope, I’m from the U.S. but Ulta only came near me about 5/6 years ago. Now there are 3 within driving distance, so I do count myself lucky. Before that, it was just Sephora I went to (or the drugstore). If you’d like MAC recommendations, their Paint Pots are awesome, Strobe Cream is a classic and you really can’t go wrong with their shadows. Sumptuous Olive, Satin Taupe & Club are probably my most favorite textures & colors 😊.

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          November 30, 2018 / 1:46 am

          oh wow, I assumed that it had been everywhere for a long time. I guess not!
          I’ve heard the paint pots are really good, I’ve never heard of the strobe cream though. Thanks!

          • November 30, 2018 / 10:32 am

            No problem!

  8. November 28, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Amazing haul! I’ve been curious about the KL polishes and MAC but have never been able to convince myself to get it, but I might now!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you! I reallly love KL polish. No polish really lasts a long time on me but the formula at least applies in a way that looks like I could have gotten my nails done in a salon. Essie and Julep polishes never looked as good on me :S
      The mini mac lipstick was a really good option for me, I would be hesitant to spend the money on a full sized product without trying them first. Thank you for reading! xx

  9. November 28, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Great haul! So handy to have someone living in the US so you can ship your US-only orders to them, haha. The KL polishes look beautiful!
    I’d feel like a kid in a candy store at Ulta, too! We haven’t visited an area of the US where Ulta is readily accessible the last few times we’ve been in the US, but I feel like I’d go a little crazy with overspending there too. You did a reasonable haul but got some really good stuff!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      It’s so awesome haha. The only downside is that they’re usually own there for three or four months at a time so unless I visit there’s a long wait to get my orders lol
      It was probably good that I wasn’t checking a bag, I would have bought the whole store! Ulta felt so magical to me lol

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Oh and are you home from your vacation already? How was it!?

      • November 29, 2018 / 9:41 am

        Yes, I’m back! Might have felt short but I was gone for two weeks! It was an awesome trip – still contemplating whether or not to do a blog post on it, haha.

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          November 30, 2018 / 1:48 am

          I guess I’ve been in my own little bubble lol Time goes so fast! I would love to read about your adventures, but I understand if you don’t feel like writing one.

  10. November 28, 2018 / 10:02 am

    I love a good haul! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I really want to try KL Polish. The colors Kathleen puts out are so gorgeous. That metallic red you’ve got looks perfect for the Christmas season!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      November 28, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      I wish it was easier for me to get it in Canada. There are a few polishes from her winter collection that I would really love. Yes scorpio is going to be an amazing holiday colour. Thanks for reading! xx

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