Which is Better – Ulta or Sephora?

Ulta vs Sephora

Question of the Week: Which is better, Sephora or Ulta?

Well now that’s like asking me to choose between my children! I love them both and for different reasons. Sephora is the one I go to the most but that’s mostly because it’s located at The Grove and my fiance and I got there to eat and see movies a lot. So stopping in to see what’s new is easy. It has more of a high end feel than Ulta, and there are some brands that you can only get at Sephora (like Kat Von D Beauty). BUT, Ulta has brands that you can’t get at Sephora, like pretty much every drugstore brand. And they have a much bigger selection of hair products. They both have discount programs, which are fun, but never help me out very much. Probably because I’m not a great bargain shopper or coupon-er. So all in all, I’m a huge fan of both and I honestly don’t think I can pick a favorite. Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments!

The Lipstick League – week of 2.12.18

Please note that not all Lipstick League posts are cruelty free.

Beautygeeks – has Manigeek’s swatches and review of the Essie Spring 2018 collection ready for your perusal.

Blushing Noir – If you’re someone who loves a highlighting powder that feels creamy to the touch then the new MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighter Palette shades are going to have you falling to your knees.

EauMG – It’s Rose Week on EauMG! It’s the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes. I have reviewed 5 different perfumes that display different aspects of a rose.

My Beauty Bunny – is showing off swatches from the new Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat palette. Is it worth buying? See for yourself!

Painted Ladies – Remember when drugstore makeup was more miss than hit? I am so glad those days are over and have 10 favorite makeup and beauty must haves for you to check out.

Phyrra – Did you want the Blood Sugar palette but miss it because it sold out in a minute or you don’t want to buy from Jeffree Star? Check out my DIY Jeffree Star Blood Sugar Palette Dupes. You’ll love my version with burgundies, pinks and duochromes!

Prime Beauty – I upped my lash game with the new L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara. See before and after pics!

Realizing Beauty – Maybelline New York has released 10 new shades of SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. The new Un-Nudes Collection is all about an unconventional and unexpected take on nude lipstick. Check out all the shades, including a light lavender nude!

Slashed Beauty – Not sure wax strips are worth it, or think you have to go through a tub of stickiness for real results? Sounds like you might be using strips wrong! Check out these tips on how to use wax strips for the best results, and Miranda’s favorite all-in-one kit.

we heart this – Say goodbye to cotton balls and hello to The Mitty! (Ok, maybe not totally goodbye, but you’ll see a lot less of ’em!)

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Beautygeeks is Currently Craving: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream. Long a fan of peptides as an aging-well ingredient, she’s intensely curious about this formula that features “plant-derived peptide growth factors” as cell-turnover boosters.