I went in to ULTA around my birthday, which was also during the 21 days of beauty sale (I know, I know I’m super late in posting) to snag a crap-load of beauty steals and my free birthday gift. My boyfriend’s mother heard I was planning my trip around what was on sale on certain days and gave me a gift card as a birthday gift so when the day came that the Ultimate Mix of products I wanted to purchase were on sale I was ready to head to my local Ulta with gift card in hand. I rarely go in to my local Ulta because it is easier to calculate the best deal in my cart online so this day was a rare exception.
All the sale items for that day/week/event were out at the front so I was able to pick up those items very easily. The reason I went in this specific day was because the Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer (.3 oz) was on sale that day for $12 from $24 in-store only so I put my first full-size of that in my basket. I am a huge fan of this primer, however until this point I had owned 3 minis. I use it as a lash primer, by itself on my lower lashes because the look is more natural than a mascara, and as a filler after I use brow pencils on my eyebrows. It works really well to cover up the few white eyelashes and eyebrow hairs I have. I must say though after using the full size I have been disappointed; for some strange reason the wand works better on the minis than the full-size. The full-size is unwieldy and leaves more product on your lash than it should and I won’t be purchasing anything but mini versions of it from now on.
I picked up some Ulta Gel Eye Liner Pencils in Night Sky, Copper, and Black/Brown on sale for $3 from $8 and and Ulta Automatic Eyeliner Metallic in Golden Eyes also on sale for $3 from $8. I also picked up an Ulta Amped Waterproof Mascara in Jet Black (.2 oz) on sale for $4 from $10.50, I had never tried any of their mascaras so thought it was a good price to give it a try. Same goes for the Ulta Bath Fragrance Mist in Sugared Vanilla (6 oz) for $4 from $9.50.
Ulta Automatic Eyeliner Metallic in Golden Eyes; Ulta Gel Eye Liner Pencils in Copper, Black/Brown, & Night Sky.
I was also planning on picking up a Tarte Maracuja Oil which was 50% the entire event but they were out of stock both in-store and online when I got home to check that day. The last thing I purchased that day was an item from the clearance rack, a Sally Hansen Gel Be Gone Removal Tool for $2.47. I’ve never used one of these but only use gel polish so will give it a try! It is supposed to scrape the gel polish off in layers without taking up layers of your nail. The birthday gift I picked up at the check out register was a Benefit The Pore Professional Primer (.25 oz).
My Ulta in-store purchase consisted of 8 purchased items and an in-store only birthday gift and came to a total cost of $34.47. I earned 68 Ulta Rewards points from this purchase because it was made in my birthday month so was worth double points, YAY!
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