This past Friday was an especially awesome day in my beauty blogging history, as I went to ULTA for the very first time! Yes, I know, you’re thinking: “Um, Miranda, you’re a beauty blogger… how have you never been to ULTA?” Well, there was never one close enough for my lazy self! Now there’s one 10 minutes away and my wallet is in trouble!
Friday was the first day of the store’s 3 day grand opening event. For the whole weekend, the first 100 guests each day would receive a gift certificate ranging from $5 to $100, and a free salon service! They were also holding weekend door buster sales on many of the already affordable drugstore brands, along with free gifts with purchase. If you ever get a chance to go to an ULTA grand opening, DO IT!
I went mid-day when the morning crowd had already died down a bit, but the place was still poppin’! I swear, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt more at home in any other store like I did in ULTA. It’s like my personal heaven! Check out what I picked up during my first (but definitely NOT last) ULTA shopping trip:
- Revlon Perfect Touch Lighted Oval Mirror
- Hot Tools Foam Rollers
- Essence Nail Art Duo Stylist
- NYX Slide On Eye Pencil
- NYX Eyeshadow Base
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
- Real Techniques Stippling Brush
- Real Techniques Shading Brush
- ULTA Professional Nail Dry
- Mia Bun Ease
- Revlon Eyelash Curler
I went back on Saturday to return the mirror I bought, because the image looked all warped in the glass. Since I was one of the first 100 people in the store that day, I got a $15 gift certificate and a free salon visit (which I’m going to use this weekend for a much-needed cut!).
I’m so excited that this store is finally open near me! I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing all my beauty shopping here, since they also have really great deals on drugstore makeup, too.