Ulta 21 Days of Beauty September 2018 Pt. 1

Hey, y’all!

I can’t believe that time of year has already come and gone…Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty! Twice a year, Ulta has a 3-week event of daily flash sales (“Beauty Steals”) where best-selling items will be up to 50% off for just one day. They also have weekly “Beauty Deals” where select Ulta Beauty Collection items are 50% off. On top of all that, they have “Hot Buys” that last the entirety of the event where select items are 25-40% off, but sometimes it applies to entire brands. If you’re a Platinum or Diamond member, like me, you get free shipping on your purchase, even if it doesn’t meet the usual minimum, as long as you have a Beauty Steal item in your cart. Throughout this event, there are some fabulous deals to be had; these aren’t just drugstore brands that are on sale. We’re talking high-end brands, too, like Urban Decay, Philosophy, MAC, Strivectin, Peter Thomas Roth, etc. If you’ve never checked this out before, be on the lookout for March 2019!

This is what I got in my first order of the event.


I purchased online, so I got free samples.

Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup

from Clinique

Photo of sample Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup from Clinique
$27; Clinique

This sample came with 3 shades: Ivory, Neutral, and Golden. There are a total of 20 shades available. Can’t really tell how good the product is because the sample is so small. Oh well.

Angel Muse Eau de Parfum

from Mugler

Photo of sample Angel Muse Eau de Parfum from Mugler

This perfume is waaaaay too sweet for my taste. Fragrance notes include: grapefruit, pink peppercorn, hazelnut cream, vetiver, and patchouli. If gourmands are your jam, you can also get this in a rollerball. This sample will be going straight to my giveaway bag.


Mineral Veil Finishing Powder SPF 25 in “Original”

from bareMinerals

Photo of Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder SPF 25 from Bare Minerals
$23 for .3 oz.; bareMinerals

I’d never tried any bareMinerals products before, but I figured for half price, why not? When you live in Florida, you take advantage of any SPF protection you can get. You can either get the original Mineral Veil (completely translucent, works for all skin tones) or the tinted one that has a hint of warmth to it. This finishing powder blends beautifully and leaves your makeup with a soft finish. Considering it has SPF to boot, I might have found a new favorite instead of my CoverFX finishing powder.

This was one of the Beauty Steals on September 9th, so I got it for $11. 🙂

Bonus Purchase

I added one more item to my cart that wasn’t part of the sale. I needed it and figured I’d take advantage of the free shipping.

Plum Antimicrobial Face Brush

from Michael Todd Beauty

Photo of Plum Antimicrobial Face Brush from Michael Todd Beauty
$18; Michael Todd Beauty

Since I use my Clearsonic pretty much every day, I replace the brush every 6 months. It was time!

What items did you pick up during 21 Days of Beauty? Let me know in the comments!


Sarah xoxo

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