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ULTA haul $15 off $50 coupon

Score at ULTA with these coupons coming to your email

For about the past nine months or so, I have been getting $15 off $50 coupons in my email every quarter. Here is how I took advantage of the deal and read the end to see how to get yours!

  1. Mia Puffy Pony, $6: I sometimes work as a photography assistant and I thought this would be a neat accessory to add volume to a  long, thin ponytail. Unfortunately, this only works if you have thick hair already.
  2. The Scrub Of Your Life by Soap & Glory, $12: This five star body scrub smells great, comes in a handy squeeze bottle and gets rid of the rough spots!
  3. Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm by Clinique, $6 (trial size): This balm transforms into an oil that removes even the thickest mascara and physical sunscreens. Find the trial size hidden in the Clinique displays.
  4. DipBrow Pomade by Anastasia, $18: I got a deluxe sample of this brow pomade and had to get it. It comes in a nice range of hair colors and makes your brows look like a professional did them!
  5. Tarte Lip Sculptor minis, $12: When you want to put gloss over your lipstick you end up messing up your gloss wand or trying to use your finger. Tarte Sculptor by Tarte has a lipstick on one end and the matching gloss on the other. Problem solved! Find this mini duo tucked into one of the prestige cases or up at the cash wrap.
  6. 10 days To Great Skin by Clinique, Free: ULTA has been serving up unannounced freebies  with purchase lately. They change every day and you never know what you’re going to get. This kit has 10 ten days worth of Clinique skincare including Liquid Facial Soap, Clarifying Lotion and Dramatically Different Moisturizer. Perfect for your next vacation.

Now for the deals – Most of them come to my secondary email (not the email registered to my account), but still work with my club card. I have also been getting quarterly 20 percent off total purchase offers to both emails. These offers are GOOD on prestige products! Try to set up a second email and see what you get!

L.A. Girl concealer now available at ULTA

L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal in Porcelain (affiliate link in this photo).

You can now find that popular Instagram concealer inside ULTA stores! L.A. Girl’s HD Pro Conceal has a brush applicator which makes for a cleaner and easier application. The full line of L.A. Girl is available on the ULTA website but you can find the concealer in a small portable display in store (very small, blink and you’ll miss it). The colors are limited to six complexion shades and four correctors, priced at $4.99 each.

I grabbed the lightest shade I could find, Porcelain. L.A. Girl suggests you choose a shade two or so shades lighter to use as a concealer. The applicator is reminiscent of Stila Lip Glaze, and makes it easier to apply.  It blends well with a sponge/blender and has good staying powder as long as you use a setting powder. You have to use a good amount for coverage so I don’t think it will last that long. Buy one in store and if you like it, stock up online. You can also find it at select Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy (coming soon) stores.

Happy Birthday beauty freebies for 2017

 

 

 

 

One of the best benefits of joining those store rewards programs are the freebies! This year Sephora has three to choose from, skincare from Caudalie, blush and lipstick from Tarte or grooming essentials for men from Jack Black. This year I decided to go with Tarte. The blush is a nice pretty pink and the lip gloss is more like a liquid lipstick in a nude shade (and it smells minty). All you have to do to get your free birthday gift is sign up for the Beauty Insider club online or in store. You can get your free gift anytime during your birthday month – no purchase required!

ULTA changes their birthday gift every quarter or so. You can usually find it in the ad book sent out in the mail. Some stores are also giving out a freebie from Benefit (they used to do a free eyebrow wax). Getting your gift is harder. You have to be registered for the rewards program and wait to get an email in the mail that can be redeemed for your gift. Summer 2017’s gift is this cool NYX eyeshadow palette ($18 value ) filled with some great fall colors.

Other beauty rewards programs:

  • CVS Beauty – Separate from your regular CVS card, get $5 when you spend $50 and $3 for your birthday.
  • MAC – Free shipping, discounts and samples. No birthday gift but you’ll  get a free full size product on your anniversary.

 

 

Birthday beauty freebies

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July is my birthday month. There is no better way to celebrate your birthday than with some great freebies and discounts from your favorite beauty retailers!  Here are the ones I scored for 2015:

Sephora – Beauty Insiders get a pair of NARS Lip Pencils in Cruella and Rikugien. The deluxe samples aren’t that much smaller than the full size. VIP Beauty Insiders also get a NARS eyeliner. All you have to do is sign up before your birthday month. No purchase required.

Victoria’s Secret: Sign up for emails and get a special coupon for your birthday that entitles you to $10 off a $30 purchase. Get something in the beauty department or load up on cotton panties.

ULTA – ULTA changes the birthday gift every few months or so. This summer I got a  deluxe sample of Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara.  You have to be an ULTAmate rewards member and you’ll get an email around your birthday that is good for 30 days. Another perk you’ll receive is 2 X points during your birthday month. I got a haircut, bought some hair products and makeup staples and ended up with $8 in rewards – and these are good on all brands and products.

The Body Shop – Members of the Love Your Body program get $10 on their birthday. A membership costs $10 per year, but you also get 10 percent off everyday purchases plus you accumulate points toward reward certificates.

Godiva – This isn’t a beauty product but it is chocolate! Join the rewards program to get a free piece of chocolate each month, rewards for purchases and other exclusive offers. For my birthday I got a $10 ceritficate that I used toward the Birthday Truffle Flight $16-$10= $6.

ULTA opens at Downtown Summerlin with gift card giveways

ULTA at Downtown Summerlin
ULTA at Downtown Summerlin

On Friday, Oct. 17, ULTA is opening a new store at Las Vegas’ newest shopping center, Downtown Summerlin.  The first 100 guests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will get  a gift card worth anywhere from $5 to $100. Guests will also receive a gift certificate for a free service at THE SALON,  ULTA’s in-store salon.

“ULTA is all things beauty, all in one place,” said Kelly Smith, who manages all Grand Openings for ULTA Beauty. “We are truly a beauty destination for Summerlin, and our ULTA beauty experts are ready to help with all of your beauty needs, from the basics to the perfect shade of lipstick to the newest hair tool.”

ULTA will also offer free makeovers and consultations with makeup and skin experts and stylists all weekend. One lucky customer will  win a Pamper Me Pink box filled with ULTA products.

Visit the new store at 2310 Park Center Drive, Suite 180 just south of Dillard’s at Downtown Summerlin. Doors open Friday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Make  sure to sign up for ULTA’s  rewards program, ULTAmate Rewards. Customers earn one point for each $1.00 spent on products and salon services in-store or on ULTA.com. Points can be redeemed at any time with no restrictions. On your birthday get double points and a free CK One Mascara.