This year Ulta’s big online holiday sale took place way before Cyber Monday and the beauty offers were amazing. From low end to high end, they covered all the bases (skincare, makeup, haircare, etc.) and brought the value. Not only did they have 160 discount offers, they added extra incentives, including $10 off a $60 purchase and an 18 piece beauty bag valued at over $71 with a $65 purchase.
I placed two orders, thus collecting two beauty bags! I was quite choosy with what I allowed myself to keep. Here’s what I added to my beauty collection!
Real Techniques Everyday Essentials – $11.99
Ulta’s Real Techniques offers were out of this world! I scooped up this “Everyday Essentials” brush set originally priced at $19.99 for $11.99. The brush handles have been given a makeover with beautiful pinky/rose hues, and the brushes (as always) look phenomenally designed. The one on the right really sold me on it.
I’m a big fan of these toothbrush/hair brush brushes! I love the long handle and the densely packed oval head – it makes it so easy to apply and blend liquid/cream products. I plan on using this guy mainly for concealer. It’s the perfect size for more precise application. Originally $12.99, I got this for $7.79.
Last holiday season I collected three mini ornaments from Real Techniques. They’re not as great as the full-size versions, but they’re handy to have in your collection. I was so excited to see this mini of their buffing brush and knew I would get major use out of it. Originally this was $5.99 and I got it for $3.59!
I’ve been drawn to Stila’s bouncy unique highlighter formula for years – it’s sort of a soft, squishy, air-whipped texture – and now I’ve finally added one to my collection. This was literally 50% off – reduced from $32 to $16! It’s in a beautiful rosy mauve shade and I can’t wait to try it.
I love all things sparkly, so when I saw this beautiful rose-gold highlighter, I was a goner. It’s so beautiful! It’s called a highlighter but it looks and swatches exactly like their glitter shadows, so to me, it’s multi-purpose. Just like with the heaven’s hue highlighter, I got this for half off – original price, $30.
Can you believe this eight-piece blush palette was only $7? I have no idea how that’s possible, but it is. This palette completely exceeds my expectations. It consists of eight beautiful marbleized, warm, rosy blush shades that are universally flattering and comparable to MAC’s mineralized blushes. Since purchasing, I have grabbed for it time and time again, and I couldn’t be happier with the application and finish.
I decided to try this foundation becauseI’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Marked down from the already inexpensive price of $8.99, the Cyber Fundayz price was $6.29.
Soap & Glory Love at First Blush – $10.50
Something in me whispered to give this product a try. With products like these I’m always curious to see how all the shades will blend together, and for $10.50 (original price $15) and Ulta’s return policy, I had nothing to lose. From my swatch it’s actually quite pretty. Stay tuned for a LOTD.
Laura Geller Online Only Highlight-N-Glow 3 Pc Kit – $24.50
So this product is actually no longer available, so I wasn’t able to link it above. However, in a way, I’m kind of happy it sold out, because I love this brand and it doesn’t get enough love. This is a 3-piece highlighting kit from Laura Geller originally priced at $49.
It comes with a double ended brush, a highlighter, and a huge body frost product. I’ve owned and loved the Portofino highlighter in the past, so I said, “why not?” and bought the set.
Finally, here are the two beauty bags I scored.
Here’s a collage of some of the items that stand out the most. There were also a lot of fragrance testers.
I’ve also been collecting beauty goodies for the girls I work with. I plan on making goodie bags with small items like nail files, lotions, mini hair treatments, and then create a tray or grab bag for them to each pick one to two more substantial items. Stay tuned for my post on that!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! If you like holiday shopping posts (as I do), stay tuned for my Sephora VIB haul and Black Friday haul, as well as my roundup of Christmas gifts for friends and family. Until next time! xo