Author Archives: Epithelial Dreams

About Epithelial Dreams

I am 37 years old. I have dry, aging, acne-prone skin with sun damage and pock marks caused from oil burns as a child. I live in a dry, arctic environment with extreme seasonal weather and light (from 5 hours to 20 hours of daylight) and I am often outside standing or walking in windy, below freezing weather.

Ulta online Birthday Purchases

I went in to ULTA around my birthday, which was also during the 21 days of beauty sale to snag a crap-load of beauty steals and my free birthday gift. When I went in that day they were out of stock in-store and online of one of the items I specifically went in for, the Tarte Maracuja Oil (1.7 oz) which was 50% off so I kept anxiously checking every day online to see if the oil was back in stock. Continue reading

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Ulta in-store Birthday Purchase

I went in to ULTA around my birthday, which was also during the 21 days of beauty sale (I know, I know I’m super late in posting) to snag a crap-load of beauty steals and my free birthday gift. My boyfriend’s mother heard I was planning my trip around what was on sale on certain days and gave me a gift card as a birthday gift so when the day came that the Ultimate Mix of products I wanted to purchase were on sale I was ready to head to my local Ulta with gift card in hand. I rarely go in to my local Ulta because it is easier to calculate the best deal in my cart online so this day was a rare exception. Continue reading

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Birchbox May 2017 – Beta Unboxing!

I am finally getting back in to the swing of things after being out of the blog game for a few months and was super excited to get my first month of Birchbox Beta. If you’re not a Birchbox subscriber … Continue reading

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ipsy Glam Bag May 2017 Unbagging

The May ipsy Glam Bag is pretty freaking cute. The tiny ice cream cone and popsicle icons are adorable and the bag is plastic so should be waterproof (fingers crossed)! I didn’t get a product card this month, not sure if ipsy is finally moving away from those or if mine was just overlooked. Continue reading

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Birchbox April 2017 Unboxing

The next paragraph is a bummer, skip to below the picture to avoid sad things! It has been about 2 months since my last blog posts due to my father becoming deathly ill. He battled his very late diagnosed stage … Continue reading

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ipsy Glam Bag April 2017 Unbagging

My April 2017 ipsy Glam Bag contained the following 5 items: the MicaBeauty Highlighting Powder ($16 value), Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush ($10 value), Hanalei’s Aloe Soothing Gel ($4 value), Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm ($7 value), ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Pencil ($5 value) for a total sample value of $42. This month my ipsy bag was okay. I won’t be using the blush brush because I don’t want to ever have to look at it again, I’m going to make myself try the brown eyeliner for experimentation purposes, and although I will definitely use the lip balm, highlighting powder, and aloe gel I’m not really excited about any of the items. Continue reading

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Tarteist Lip Paint Review

I got this Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin in my last ipsy Glam Bag and have been looking forward to trying it out. It looks like a deep, rusty vermillion color though on the website it … Continue reading

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