Ulta’s 21 days of beauty includes cult favorites that *never* go on sale

Get your wallets ready and act fast—lots of these offers will only last for one day!

Ulta’s 21 days of beauty includes cult favorites that *never* go on sale

We love a good deal, especially if it also means helping us look good!

Ulta's biggest beauty sale of the year is happening now and is just too good to pass up. The 21 Days of Beauty features select cult favorite makeup and skincare products daily at 50% off both in stores and online.

Whether you live and breathe all things beauty or want to feel a little more like yourself post-baby, there's something here for everyone. We're rounding up our mama favorites that never go on sale. Get your wallets ready and act fast—lots of these offers will only last for one day!

MARCH 27—St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tanning Lotion

While your fam may not have a tropical vacation on the books, mama can still have a sun kissed glow. St. Tropez is the holy grail of self-tanners and this one is so easy to apply in the shower. Plus, it's paraben, sulphate free!

$12.50, regularly $25.00


MARCH 30—Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

This peel is gentle enough to use daily, but has some incredible benefits for the skin. It exfoliates, brightens and helps your other products better absorb. Bonus: minimizes pores and reduces uneven skin tone.

$22.50, regularly $45.00


MARCH 31—Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil

Chances are, you don't have time to fill in your eyebrows perfectly every day. This product simplifies that. It's super thin so every stroke looks natural and it adds just enough color to give your face some life.

$10.50, regularly $21.00


APRIL 3—Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten

We love products that do double duty, especially when we're short on time. While it's primarily for blush, you can also use it as a highlighter, a little lip color and eyeshadow. Bonus: It also has anti-aging properties. ?

$14.00, regularly $28.00


APRIL 4—Frog Prince Lipstick

Who says mom can't play princess, too? Don't be turned away by the green hue! This moisturizing lipstick changes color to a pink that matches your lip tone. It's basically like a customized lipstick you can throw on and go.

$12.50, regularly $25.00


APRIL 5—Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

If you can't ever get your eyeshadow to actually last all day, this primer is your solution. It also makes colors more vibrant and reduces creasing. This sale includes five of the most popular primer potions, from anti-aging to nude underlays.

$11.00-$12.00, regularly $22.00-$24.00


APRIL 6—Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer

Motherhood is exhausting so concealer is definitely our best friend. This double wear stay-in-place flawless wear concealer lasts 15 hours—perfect for heading back to the office or going on a trip. Plus, it doesn't crease and is water, perspiration and humidity-resistant. Hello, spring!

$14.00, regularly $28.00


APRIL 7—Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

There's a reason this mascara has its name—it's really *that* good. If you only have time for one makeup item, this would be it. Say hello to volumizing, lengthening and curl that are sure to make you look more awake.

$11.50, regularly $23.00


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Time-saving formula tips our editors swear by

Less time making bottles, more time snuggling.

As a new parent, it can feel like feeding your baby is a full-time job—with a very demanding nightshift. Add in the additional steps it takes to prepare a bottle of formula and, well… we don't blame you if you're eager to save some time when you can. After all, that means more time for snuggling your baby or practicing your own well-deserved self-care.

Here's the upside: Many, many formula-feeding mamas before you have experienced the same thing, and they've developed some excellent tricks that can help you mix up a bottle in record time. Here are the best time-saving formula tips from editors here at Motherly.

1. Use room temperature water

The top suggestion that came up time and time again was to introduce bottles with room temperature water from the beginning. That way, you can make a bottle whenever you need it without worrying about warming up water—which is a total lifesaver when you have to make a bottle on the go or in the middle of the night.

2. Buy online to save shopping time

You'll need a lot of formula throughout the first year and beyond—so finding a brand like Comforts, which offers high-quality infant formula at lower prices, will help you save a substantial amount of money. Not to mention, you can order online or find the formula on shelves during your standard shopping trip—and that'll save you so much time and effort as well.

3. Pre-measure nighttime bottles

The middle of the night is the last time you'll want to spend precious minutes mixing up a bottle. Instead, our editors suggest measuring out the correct amount of powder formula into a bottle and putting the necessary portion of water on your bedside table. That way, all you have to do is roll over and combine the water and formula in the bottle before feeding your baby. Sounds so much better than hiking all the way to the kitchen and back at 3 am, right?

4. Divide serving sizes for outings

Before leaving the house with your baby, divvy up any portions of formula and water that you may need during your outing. Then, when your baby is hungry, just combine the pre-measured water and powder serving in the bottle. Our editors confirm this is much easier than trying to portion out the right amount of water or formula while riding in the car.

5. Memorize the mental math

Soon enough, you'll be able to prepare a bottle in your sleep. But, especially in the beginning or when increasing your baby's serving, the mental math can take a bit of time. If #mombrain makes it tough to commit the measurements to memory, write up a cheat sheet for yourself or anyone else who will prepare your baby's bottle.

6. Warm up chilled formula with water

If you're the savvy kind of mom who prepares and refrigerates bottles for the day in advance, you'll probably want to bring it up to room temperature before serving. Rather than purchase a bottle warmer, our editors say the old-fashioned method works incredibly well: Just plunge the sealed bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes and—voila!—it's ready to serve.

Another great tip? Shop the Comforts line on to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices. Or, follow @comfortsforbaby for more information!

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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