Monday, March 14, 2016

A public service announcement for people who might actually want to accumulate some samples

Two blogs I follow, Nouveau Cheap and Brutally Honest Beauty, have been posting about Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty, and I have been gamely reading and commenting by banging my forehead on my keyboard because I'm sitting on my hands because I'M NOT GOING TO BUY ANYTHING.

But the rest of the internet might not have accumulated a rolling plastic cart full of samples, so I thought I'd point out that Ulta is offering a gift bag with a $60 online purchase.  If you have an upcoming fragrance purchase in mind, or if you, like me, have a tendency to pop for expensive salon shampoo and conditioners, it would be fairly easy to hit the minimum. And that's not even factoring in the special deals Ulta is offering during their 21 Days of Beauty event.

Nouveau Cheap outlines the whole event here. And here is the gift bag Ulta is offering.

These are the contents, courtesy of the Ulta site:

I don't tend to shop at Ulta all that often, but I am given to understand that these events can get a wee bit crowded, and things tend to sell out in the stores. So if you're interested in pursuing Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty deals (click here for a full calendar of daily special offers) and want to start stocking your very own rolling cart of samples, check it out by shopping online. And if you do, remember to go through eBates, which is currently offering a 3 percent rebate. Spend $60 and that will be two dollars back in your pocket! I know, you're fainting, right?

Shhh, don't let tell anyone, but my favorite offer is the Stila Eyes are the Window eye shadow palettes, which usually sell for $49 and will be on sale for $29 on March 22nd.


  1. Now you know how I feel when you post all that Liberty of London loot!

  2. Thanks for the link! And I'd forgotten about the sample bag. I'm not NOT trying to accumulate samples . . .

    1. You're welcome--I think your blog is great!

      As for the sample bag, it's a head's up whether or not you want one, because you have to place it in your bag. That's one reason I won't be visiting the site; I'd be poised over the shopping cart, dithering away whether to get samples (FREE STUFF!) or be a grown-up for once and pass up an opportunity to add to my rolling cart o' shame.


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