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Clearance Sale At Ulta

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on December 28, 2010

Every year around this time, Ulta has a big in-store clearance.  There are savings of up to 80% (or so the big sign in the window claims).  Usually, these are pretty lack-luster in the sense that most of the items that they are clearancing out are brands that are lower than drugstore brands.  Of course, sometimes there are a few hidden treasures to be found.

I didn’t plan on hitting Ulta this past weekend, but made an unexpected run to Yankee Candle for their Semi-Annual Sale and Ulta just happens to be next door so I popped in.  Most of the clearance items in the front of Ulta were those God awful giant holiday make-up palettes that I wouldn’t even use on one of those Barbie Make Me Pretty heads that all of us growing up in the 1980s had.  But stashed away in the back of the store I found a few Bare Minerals Dynamic Duo sets.

The Dynamic Duo features 2 Bare Escentuals eyecolors in Take Me (a pale pink glimmer) and Wonder (a pale violet purple glimpse).  Even better, both are the larger .02 oz. size.  These are perfect for the upcoming Spring season, although I could wear purple and pink eye shadows any time of the year.

The BE Dynamic Duo is on sale for only $6.99.  An absolute steal for 2 full-sized Bare Escentuals eye shadows.  I love this…the sale tag on the front of the box states “Was $20,” but if you look at the original sales tag on the side of the box it says $15.  So who knows what the original price really was.  Not that I even care.  Like I said, all I needed to see was the $6.99 current price tag and I was sold.

Wonder (Wet, Dry) Take Me (Wet, Dry)

I posted the direct link to the Dynamic Duo page on  The bad thing is, it’s sold out online.  I hate that Ulta doesn’t put “Sold Out” or “Out Of Stock” directly on the product page.  It doesn’t tell you that an item is sold out until you try to put it in your cart.  I just added the link so that you can see a better picture of the Dynamic Duo.

Since this is a clearance item, I’m sure that stock is extremely limited.  I also saw some Stila sets that came in cans a la Barbie Loves Stila.  They were $19.99.  I can’t remember what was in the sets (never take you Sweetie with you make-up shopping).  Given the multitude of Stila deals lately, I was not in any need of any Stila so I didn’t spend a lot of time looking at them.

Have you been to the Ulta Clearance Sale?  Find anything good?  Let us know!


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Stila Color Wheel Eye Shadow Palette On Sale

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on December 15, 2010

Sephora isn’t the only one that is marking some of the holiday’s must-have items on sale.  Ulta has marked down a few noteworthy items as well.  Most notably, the Stila Color Wheel Eye Shadow Palette.  It was originally priced at $38, but Ulta now has it on sale for $30.40.  Both Sephora and Stila still have this palette priced at the original price so if you’re looking to pick it up I would definitely look to Ulta.  I’m assuming that this sale price is also good in Ulta stores, that is, if they still have them in stock.  Is it just me or do Ulta stores seem to be lacking when it comes to keeping products in stock?  I swear, even when a product has just been released I usually just seem to find a messy display and no product.  It’s as if each Ulta only receives 3 or 4 of each limited edition product.

I didn’t review the Stila Color Wheel on this blog because it is not an item that I have picked up yet.  Don’t get me wrong it looks great and it is a product that I would probably reach for often, but other things have caught my attention and the Color Wheel always seemed to get pushed back.  From what I have read from other reviews and from what I’ve been told from friends who have gotten the Stila Color Wheel it has all be mostly positive.  The colors cover a wide range of the spectrum.  The formula of the shadow is not the same as the individual Stila shadows, but they aren’t bad.

Did you get the Stila Color Wheel Eye Shadow Palette?  Love it?  Hate it?

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Save 20% At Ulta And

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on August 30, 2010

Did you get the latest Ulta sales ad in your Sunday newspaper?  As you’ll often find, there was a 20% off coupon on the front page.  As usual, the fine print stated that it “excludes salon services, fragrance, hair artistry brands, prestige cosmetics including Bare Escentuals, prestige skincare, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, Philosophy and Benefit Brow Bars.”  But, it is allowing you to use the coupon on products that were featured in the ad that would normally be excluded.  There are a few items from Bare Escentuals, Stila, Tarte, Smashbox, and Too Faced in the ad that you can use the coupon on.  If you didn’t get the ad in your paper, you can go to and print a coupon out for yourself.  Just click the “Print Store Coupon” button towards the lower middle of the page (when you click it, a one-time use coupon is generated so I can’t link directly to the coupon).  There is also a code on the homepage that you can use for online shopping.  Happy Shopping!

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