An evening full of beauty, hair and makeup + $100 ULTA Beauty Giveaway!


A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the grand opening of a new ULTA Beauty store at Aspen Square in Overland Park, KS.  The night was filled with makeup (duh!), a free braid bar, a personalized skin consultation by Dermalogica, yummy snacks and drinks, and great music!  One thing that I learned about my skin was that my face was a bit dehydrated and a good moisturizer would go a long way.  I was hesitant about getting my hair braided because I hadn’t washed it in a few days, but my friend’s persuaded me to do it and the stylist ended up saying that “dirty” hair was better for holding style and updos anyways!  For the grand opening, we were offered a 20% off discount so you can be sure I took advantage of it.  I stocked up on some more Bare Minerals foundation (been using this for years) and finally scored the Urban Decay Naked3 palette that I’d been eyeing for quite some time now.



ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States that provides a one-stop shop for cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products.  Their brands range from affordable brands that you can find in drugstores to prestigious brands that are only seen in higher-end beauty retailers.

In addition to selling products, ULTA Beauty also offers a full-service salon in all of its stores.  The menu consists of anything from hair cut, color and style to Dermalogica skin treatments to eyelash extensions.  All of their Salon Pros go through extensive training to make you feel fabulous!

For those frequent ULTA Beauty shoppers, having an ULTAmate Rewards card is the way to go.  For every dollar spent, you will earn 1 point.  These points can be redeemed online or in stores to receive dollars off future merchandise purchases.  And if you spend $400 or more a year at ULTA Beauty you’ll reach Platinum status and be able to earn points even faster.

I had so much fun playing with makeup, trying things on and getting my hair did.  Here’s a little video that Erin of Pretty, Polished, Perfect., Megan of Chasing Davies and myself put together of our visit to Ulta Beauty!

And now the best part, Erin, Megan and I are offering ONE lucky winner a $100 gift card to ULTA Beauty!
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Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links and was made possible by ULTA Beauty.  All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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  1. ah i love ulta…i probably make a trip at least once a week! sounds like an awesome time :)

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  2. Thanks For The Giveaway I Love Ulta MakeUp Line :) It Last ALL Day Long No Matter What My Day Consist Of….I Do Need More Make-Up So This Would Help Me Out A TON ;) *Siterria Nelson*

  3. I would buy some more NYX butter lip glosses and lipsticks because I just love their colors and they look amazing! I would also buy some more makeup :) thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I would love to buy the Butter London Lolly Brights 3 Free Nail Lacquer Collection. Such an awesome giveway…Thanks!! :)

  5. Love ULTA!
    Now that spring is in full force, would love a new Essie polish to keep my toes pretty. Also, can never go wrong with another tube of body butter.

  6. what a fabulous giveaway! i would love to get a new bare minerals kit and some hair products I have been putting off purchasing! crossing my fingers! xo

  7. I would buy the TooFaced Natural Eyes palette and Stila In The Light palette. =)

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  8. Ooh! I would love to win this and buy myself a bottle of the One Direction fragrance Our Moment. :)

  9. If i won i would def get some really awesome shampoo and conditioner from chi. Maybe also some treatments for the hair :D

  10. I could spend a fortune at Ulta!! I would for sure buy some new pastel Essie nail polishes for Spring!!

  11. Oh my… I have quite the list of “must haves” on my next trip to Ulta so this would be perfect! I would for sure get some more shampoo and conditioner first ( Sleek look by Matrix) then I would freshen up my makeup bag!! :)

  12. I would love to get some essie nail polish, and I’m looking for that perfect shade of red lipstick.

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