Ulta Beauty - Fall

November 2, 2021

Hello blog friends and happy November! 🍂

I took advantage of a sale going on last month at Ulta Beauty.  The sale was if you spend $80, you get a makeup bag full of samples.  I took advantage of this sale and ordered my items online.  I also had a $25 gift card to use up from my husband, and $3 in points. 

The best part about Ulta Beauty is that they always have sales going on.  This is a great way to try out new makeup and beauty products.  It's so easy to accumulate points too.  If you spend $35, you get free shipping on the items you purchase.

Above are all of the samples that came in the pink makeup bag seen below.  I will be trying out some of these samples and using some for stocking stuffers for Christmas.

Physicians Formula Butter Blush - I've never tried this blush before and I decided to give it a try.  I liked that this blush comes in a small case with a compartment for a brush and mirror.  I honestly don't think I will continue to use this blush.  I've used this blush a few times and it has a slight smell to the blush that I don't like.  I like using makeup that doesn't have a scent.  I did like the packaging and the blush color.  Do you have any recommendations on a blush that you use and has no scent?   

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara - This mascara is a favorite of my daughter and me.  This mascara was trending last year on TikTok and Instagram.  This mascara creates long, thin lashes with no smudging or flaking.  It's also easy to remove with makeup remover wipes.  

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - This concealer is another one of my favorites and I order this every time I am running low.  If I don't order it from Ulta, then I will pick it up if I am in a drug store.  It glides on easily with a sponge tip and it comes in many shades.

If you ordered items from Maybelline this sample set came with my order free.  I received a small mascara, setting spray, and liquid eyeliner.  I will be using these for stocking stuffers. 

NYX Professional Makeup Retractable Eye Pencil - There was a special if you bought two eyeliners, you get one free.   I took advantage of that sale.  I love using Olive eyeliner for my eyes.

Impress Color OPI Press On Nails - I ordered these press-on nails after seeing them on Kim's Nails.  I've never tried these before and I'm excited to try them out.  I usually go to the nail salon and get gel manicures.  My last manicure lasted me one week after peeling off of my nails.  Usually, I will get a gel manicure and it will last me about two weeks.  I am taking a break from gel manicures and I look forward to trying out these press-on nails.  I hope they work out and thanks Kim for the recommendation.

I also ordered some surprise gifts for my daughter and husband for the holidays.  The experts are saying that some items won't be available and I'm hoping that it won't be the case for holiday shopping.

Have you bought any makeup or beauty items lately?

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  1. I always enjoy your makeup posts. I'm going to try the mascara. I've been wanting to try the OPI nails ever since I saw Kim's post, but my Ulta has been out of stock except for weird colors.

  2. I just ordered my Bare Mineral makeup. I wear it all the time, especially on a hike. It protects from the sun. I would like to try that concealer though! It's fun to get new products to try. I don't need blush! lol Hugs!

  3. Those OPI nails are fabulous but they are sold out everywhere around by me. I guess they must be pretty popular. You found some great finds. The eyeliner is my favorite too. Goes on smooth and easy and does not look to heavy on your eyes. Plus the price is good. Thanks for sharing all your great finds with us. xoxo Kris

  4. Great ideas! I am going to get the mascara...always looking for a good one. Thanks!

    1. I hope you like the mascara as me and my daughter love it! Thanks for visiting Ann and enjoy the rest of the week.

  5. I have been buying a few items(post coming). I love seeing what you find. I must try that mascara. It sounds like the one from Thrive that I love. I want to try those nails too! I can't wait to see them on you!

  6. You really made that shopping trip to Ulta quite a bargain! Way to stack all those codes and samples!

  7. Great package Julie. How fun to receive the bundle. I have heard about the OPI nails.

  8. It's great you got so many samples with your order and that you can pass on some of them as gifts for people who will love them! it's nice to get little trial sizes like that for something different to check out :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

  9. I always love seeing your beauty purchases, Julie. I tried a mascara from Ulta that my dental hygienist recommended. It’s Essence Lash Princess and it’s only $4.99. I also forgot to tell you that I made your slow cooker lasagna. It was great!

  10. You’re right, Ulta is a great place to try new makeup items. You received some great things especially the bag and the trial-size items.


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