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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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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links and was made possible by ULTA Beauty.  All opinions expressed are solely my own.

60 Comments ( Reply )

  1. jillian
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    great giveaway! i love ULTA!! xo jillian

  2. Shira
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    Such a fab giveaway! If I win, I might get a perfume or new foundation…. not sure!

  3. meghan
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:20 am

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

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  4. Abby
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    Such a fun giveaway!


  5. Betsy
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    Love this giveaway and I LOVE ulta! I need a new hairdryer like two weeks ago mine is on it’s last little legs!

  6. Tara
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    Gotta love Ulta! Your hair looks so pretty braided!

  7. Siterria Nelson
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    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*

  8. Jill
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am

    Thank you. I would buy new make-up

  9. Madeleine
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:22 am

    I would love some new foundation primer and an eye shadow palette. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Amanda Buccieri
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    A new brush set!

  11. Francine
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    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!

  12. SarahO
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    I’d buy some devacurl hair products.

  13. Caitlin
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    I love to buy nail polish and hair products from Ulta!

  14. Olivia K
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    I really want to try the new anastasia dip brow or the tarte brow mousse!

  15. Stacey
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    New foundation! I need a new color for summer

  16. Krysten
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    AMAZING giveaway.

  17. Bridget Heiple Reich
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

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

  18. Sarah C
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    I need some new face wash and face cream! And that naked 3 palatte is pretty cool too, great colors.

  19. Brittany Koelmel
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

    i would get philosophy products! thanks for this giveaway!

  20. Erika W.
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

    I would buy some Pureology shampoos and conditioners and a ton of Essie and OPI polishes!

  21. Kimbercrafts
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    I’d love to buy the Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit!

  22. Sents Saver
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    I’d love to get the NAKED 3 palette & some new nail polish!

  23. molly c
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    some new deep conditioner!

  24. Stephanie Y
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    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.

  25. Katie B.
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    I would get the Naked 3 palette and some Urban Decay products!

  26. Jenesse
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

    naked 3 pallette, essie nail polish

  27. Ashley Bree Perez
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    I would buy a naked 3 palette . (:

  28. Miki
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

    If drawn the winner, I think I’d buy the Meaningful Beauty

    Advanced Deluxe System.


  29. Chloe
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    I need to buy some more Bare Minerals!!! Love that stuff to death!

  30. Sara
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    NAKED palette

  31. callie b.
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    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

  32. Niki T.
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 12:31 am

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

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  33. Breanna
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    I would buy an assortment of makeup :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Tara L.
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    I would get the Naked3 pallete for sure.

  35. E Kay
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    YVES SAINT LAURENT Opium Eau de Parfum

  36. Bree Holloway
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    Call me crazy but I would love One Direction’s Our Moment perfume – smells like heaven & roses!

  37. Carmel Elizabeth
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    Mm, I could use a new perfume or some Benefit products!

  38. Samantha M
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    I’d invest in some new foundation! Thank you for the chance to win xx

  39. lori clark
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    tons of bath stuff!!!

  40. Tara
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Rejuvenating Shampoo. I really want to try this!

  41. Emily Finta
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    I think I’d get a new hair dryer or curling iron!

  42. Rachel Louise
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

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

  43. susana
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

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

  44. Rae Ann
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    If I win, I would certainly get new eos lip balms and a perfume from Marc Jacobs! :)

  45. Sahara R
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    I would buy the CLARISONIC Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation.

  46. Jenna D
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    I would love the NAKED 3 palette

  47. Delaney
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

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

  48. Erin G.
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    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!! :)

  49. Kim Pincombe Cole
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    I would buy the new Marc Jacobs Honey perfume!

  50. Tessa W
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

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

  51. Blair @ wild-and-precious.com
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    bare minerals and some dry shampoo (bangs!) and some beach spray!

  52. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    I could buy nail polish all the live long day, or hair conditioner :)

  53. Evelyn Frierson
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    I would buy Agave

    Haircare Trio Kit.

  54. Anna
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    I would buy Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum Spray!

  55. Zahara
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    Urban Decay!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  56. anna pry
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    Eau de Parfum

  57. Anastasia
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    I would buy a perfume or UD palette!

  58. Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    Your hair looks too cute! I love me some Ulta. If I won I’d buy some Urban Decay Naked foundation. It’s my fav!

  59. amber.m
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

    I’d get a naked pallet!

  60. Susan Christy
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

    Nail Polish, Foundation, Blush, Concealer.

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