New ULTA Ad (10-30 May)

7 May, 2009

Well it’s getting into sale time-and this time, it’s Mix and Match, B2G2 free on all ULTA brand merchandise! There are two new smoothies-Tropical Breeze and Pineapple Passion, as well as suncare and some new bronzers.

In more B2G2 free, we have Tigi haircare (excluding the new Rockaholic line), Sexy Hair, and Matrix-and brands can’t be combined. There’s also Revlon eye, lip, and nail products (with the new Double Twist volumizing mascara), Prestige, Physician’s Formula minerals, and NYX. On B1G1 50% off are Cover Girl, Nic’s Sticks (by OPI-it’s a nail polish pen), Neutrogena makeup, Maxfactor, Palladio, and Jane. It’s funny in the Jane palette they have shown there’s It’s A Girl, which has been around for YEARS. I also still love Surfer Girl.

When you buy two OPI nail polishes, you get a free Quick Dry product-and there are 6 ULTA exclusive bright shades: Modern Girl, Greenwich Village, My Private Jet, That’s Hot! Pink, Dating a Royal, and In My Back Pocket. There are new ULTA Professional nail polishes in 34 shades, and they are 2/$12 as an introductory offer. A concept that I have seen before but not recently-the paint/peel polish-is back thanks to Sula, with at least 12 shades at $9 each.

Save $30 on CHI products-dryers, stylers, and the spring collection ceramic flat irons. All Hot TOols flat irons, curling irons, and dryers are 20% off.

Moving into my favourite area-prestige cosmetics-Too Faced has the new Love Lisa lip balm, with a removable charm and a dreamsicle flavour. It’s got SPF 15 and a portion of the proceeds go to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Studio Gear has a free tote when you spend $35, Pur Minerals has a free mascara sample when you spend $20, and the best one-LORAC has a TANtalizer baked bronzer sample when you spend $25. Smashbox also has not only a free mini eyeshadow trio when you spend $25, but they have their new Untamed colour collection. More on that in a future post. My personal king of beauty, Napoleon Perdis, has a free Protege lip gloss when you spend $25-the lipgloss is worth that much! Pop Beauty has a deal where you can buy their Double Duty bronzer and kabuki brush together for $32-a $51 value.

In skincare, StriVectin has a free 1 ounce size of StriVectin SD with a $90 purchase. Kinerase has a .24 ounce sample of their Ultimate Day Moisturizer with any purchase, and Murad has a summer essentials set-the SPF 30 Oil-Free Sunblock, the Pomegranate lip protector with SPF 15, and an eco-tote for $39.50.

Back to hair though. Phyto is now at ULTA, and when you spend $25 you get a travel set of four hair creams and shampoos. Fekkai has the summer hair line back with the new Marine Waves Detox Shampoo, as well as the leave-in conditioner, wave spray, and Zero Humidity. I absolutely hate the Zero Humidity because yes, I have frizz, but this weighed my hair down like crazy. There are lots of duo sales, however nothing terribly interesting. We go into Skincare (again) and there aren’t a ton of great deals, except 15% off selected suncare. All sunglasses, most cosmetic bags and hair accessories, and selected hairbrushes are 30% off.

All in all, the deals aren’t as great around this time IMO, but there are some people who will love these. The best thing in my eyes is the mini LORAC bronzer.

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