I've mentioned several times on this blog that I live pretty far away from the nearest Ulta in my city. But last week I decided to make the trek to pick up the Beauty Steal of the Day (the Bare Minerals eye primer for $10). Sadly, I got there too late and it was already sold out, but of course I had to buy SOMETHING, and well, I went a little overboard!
The great thing is that my grand total for everything you see here was just $19.35 (including tax)! So let's take a closer look (by the way, everything you see here is also available on the Ulta website):
First up, I finally purchased the Essence Nail Art Stampy Kit! This kit retails for a whopping $2.99 and it includes a stamper, one plate (with seven designs), and a scraper. What a steal, right?
Also, I was VERY happy to see that Essence also sells nail stamping POLISHES! They only come in black and white, so I picked up the white one. These retail for $1.99 each (they're tiny though at just 0.16 oz, but you don't really need much, so it should last a while).
I also purchased an Essence Nail Art Magnetics polish in the shade Magic Wand (a taupey lavender). These magnetic polishes retail for $2.49 (again, what a steal, right?) but the thing is, the magnets are sold separately (I believe they retail for $2.99). Since I already have magnets from the Pretty Woman Magnetix polish I bought at Rite Aid a while back, I figured I could just use those and save myself three bucks.
I also bought an Essence Colour & Go polish for a whopping $0.99. The shade is Where Is The Party? and I just couldn't resist that green and purple duochrome!
Since Ulta cosmetics are currently BOGOFREE (through March 31st), I decided to pick up some products and give them a try. I actually have received several requests over the past few months for a review of some Ulta eyeshadows, so I purchased one shimmer (Mystique) and one matte (Sable) which I will review soon. These eyeshadow singles retail for $7 each, but with the BOGOFREE sale they were just $3.50 each.
And finally, I purchased two Ulta nail polishes, which are also BOGOFREE through March 31st. I bought that lovely lavender with gold shimmer (Lav-ish) which kind of reminds me of Revlon Perplex but lighter. I also bought a brownish-taupe with gold shimmer (Taupe on a Rope). These polishes retail for $6 each but with the BOGOFREE they were $3 each.
The grand total before tax would have been $34.46 for everything I purchased. But with the BOGOFREE sale and the $3.50 off a $10 purchase coupon, my total came down to $17.96 before tax. Not bad!
If there's anything in this post that you'd like me to review (aside from the eyeshadows which I'm already planning on reviewing) please leave a comment and let me know!