Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sidenote Saturday: The ULTA-mate BSS

I love Ulta so very much! I always describe it as what it would be like if Sephora and a drugstore had a baby. You can buy brands like Too Faced, Stila and Philosophy along with Rimmel, Maybelline and Neutrogena. Ulta even has its own line of products, and their nail polish and bath products are fantastic.

But it doesn't stop there! Ulta carries a wide range of hair products and styling tools like flat irons and brushes. They even have a full-service salon inside. Ulta sells other random stuff, too, like perfume, razors and tooth-whitening systems. The place is huge.

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Since Ulta isn't everywhere yet, let's talk about their website. It's the same as the store. You can sign up for their newsletter and get a ton of discounts, too. You can even get the Ulta mini-catalog (which I live for) every month or so.

The greatest thing about Ulta is that there's always a sale or promotion or something. Salon quality nail polishes like OPI and Essie are usually buy 2 get 1 free. Right now, Posche, CND, Orly, Seche, China Glaze and Essie are all buy 2 get 1! And that's just the beginning. There are currently 40+ promotions on their website on brands from John Frieda to Benetint, not including the stuff that's just on sale.

Ulta offers free shipping on orders over $50. So that's like if you buy 2 Smashbox products (right now, all of the primers are 20% off...), the shipping is free! Also, they always send free samples with your purchase. They're samples of good stuff, not just some useless crap. Right now, if you spend $25 online, you get 8 free samples and a cosmetics bag. Not bad.

You can visit for more information and for some serious shopping.


  1. I haven't been on my Ulta game lately; you've reignited the fire.

  2. Management, why is that your name?? But I need to replenish my Simply Clean supply. We can go real quick before gusgus gets here. Ulta and cupcakes!

  3. Why have I not known about Ulta stores until now? Thanks for giving me a new obsession. I looked online and saw they have them on Long Island, but there's a 20% off online offer this week, so why waste the gasoline! I love Primped & Polished!