All Things Ulta - Discussion

by AmorA 2013-05-06

I did a quick search on Ulta and couldn't find anything and thought since so many of us like shopping there, we could have an Ulta discussion thread. :D

 

And of course, I have a question since Ulta is fairly new to me. 

 

They currently have a special going on where you get a free 13 pc set with any purchase of $17.50 or more. Does this only apply to online orders or can you go down to the store and get the set as well?

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Amthierry

I'm pretty sure you can get it in stores as well.  It was in their ad.  However there supplies in stores may be running low by now b/c I'm pretty sure it only lasts through tomorrow. 

 

I ordered it online w/ a couple of other things and it should be arriving at my house today

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by GinNB

I LOVE Ulta  (hence my tag name "Ultaholic") lol.  Have any of you received your rewards yet?  I just got mine yesterday and I have to wait until the 19th to redeem it.  Thinking I'll get the Philosophy Unconditional Love perfume.  Still havent decided what else though.  Nothing is standing out to me. 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by BookWorm617

ULTA is quickly winning me over Sephora. I normally don't get a chance to go to an ULTA store because the nearest one is like 1 1/2 hr away and I tend not to buy from their online store. I just got my 1st online order with them just yesterday (I blogged about it but haven't posted my haul here yet). LOVE all the goodies I got for free like the Hervana umbrella.

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Daily_Alice

Can you use their coupons online?

 

Hahahaha.... nevermind, I just answered my own question... Its yes.  The code is FINEPRINTED on the actual coupon... and I mean FINE Printed!!

 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Daisydoo



 

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ULTA is quickly winning me over Sephora.
 

 

 

Same here.  I have a Sephora inside JCP and a full size ULTA just 5 minutes from where I work... and since we all know the Sephora JCP UTTERLY SUCKS... I've been going more and more to my ULTA store.  However, the ULTA girls customer service seriously lacks in my area.

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Dogsinfo

I love Ulta!  I have one in my town but honestly I tend to buy things from them online more than I do in the stores.   A lot of times online they have those great sample packs and stuff that they won't sell in stores so I just wait for a great deal like that to come along and then stock up.  Also sometimes whenever they have great sales I'll find that their supplies in the stores are really low and I'll go in there and they won't have what I was wanting. 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by DualGemini

Ok, I took the plunge: here is my Ulta order:

 

 

Salon Nail Clear Topcoat
 
Salon Nail Base Coat
 
Salon Nail X-Dry
 
FREE 13 Pc. Set:  Lavender Fields
 
Samples I chose:
 
Dermalogica Total Eye Care - .1 oz.
 
Jessica McClintock VOC
 
AG The Oil Gravity Feed Sample
Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by El_greco

I'm on the fence with Ulta for a few reasons.

 

I work in Ulta 8-10 times a month, and I find that corporately speaking, it's a solid organization. That said, the skill levels of most Prestige staff (And this includes the Prestige Mgr's) are crap.  Hiring practices are sub par.

 

 I don't like the layout of the store, or the style. It's ugly, confusing and bare bones/low budget. Housekeeping also seems to be an ongoing challenge.

 

 The brands don't wow me ... I see industry leaders positioned next to industry losers. Not sure what's going on with their Buying team ... and they never have enough stock.

 

 Supplies are super low end and no dramming supplies are available. I bring my own as back ups.

 

 Their 'free magazine subscription' irks me to no end. Stop hawking sh!tty magazines and stop being so stingy with the sampling program....

 

 The other doors I work in - Sephora, Macy's, etc - have better style, better brand selection, higher quality supplies and are better run.

 

 That said, I do love the clients that come in - I find they tend to have lower expectations of their shopping experience and when they encounter a Pro Artist, they get all kinds of excited and appreciate my tutorials and make overs.

 

 The only brands I get excited about in Ulta are Zoya, Mario Badescu and Cargo.

 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Emz


I got that in store! I love the little set too, the make up bag is really cute. 

 

I am obsessed with ulta, and I go there at least weekly lol. It is WAY too close to my house.

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I did a quick search on Ulta and couldn't find anything and thought since so many of us like shopping there, we could have an Ulta discussion thread. :D

 

And of course, I have a question since Ulta is fairly new to me. 

 

They currently have a special going on where you get a free 13 pc set with any purchase of $17.50 or more. Does this only apply to online orders or can you go down to the store and get the set as well?



 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Hazel
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... That said, the skill levels of most Prestige staff (And this includes the Prestige Mgr's) are crap.  Hiring practices are sub par.

 

 

 

This!

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Jaggededges

ok so what is the BENEFIT BROW BAR? 

 

I'm thinking my brows need some serious love but I am not sure how best to do them. I was thinking of going to Ulta and when I looked up the Salon menu, I saw this. 

 

Curious minds want to know!

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Kasonthall

I know what it is but I wanted to know what makes it so much different than a regular wax.
 

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here are the services that are provided.....mental note: You get a free brow wax for your birthday : ) 

 

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Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Jstoll1

here are the services that are provided.....mental note: You get a free brow wax for your birthday : ) 

 

brow.jpg

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Pinkpaper

Nice!

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Kimberleygirl

I get my brows done at the Benefit bar b/c not only do they wax, but they shape and trim. it takes about 20-30 minutes. They really take their time to find out how you want your brows shaped, where you want the arch. To me, it's well worth the money. After they are done, they will fill in your brows and cover your freshly waxed area with their concealers so you're not stuck walking around with red, less tan, irritated skin.

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Ladeblue

I love Ulta. I've been to the local Sephora-inside-JCPenney and I felt like they're customer service was crap. At Ulta, they are SOOO helpful. I haven't been in a while and was actually thinking about going tomorrow.

 

 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Lendiggity

i really need to get my eyebrows done but i live a little outside of a small city and shop there and they don't have many beauty stores there isn't even a sephora or ulta

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Luvinpadfoot

Ulta is great! I am signed up for their rewards program (free because it was the grand opening of my store :D) and I think I saw someone mention that in their post. However, the workers seem to have a terrible spelling ability because since the cards don't expire, you can use them for a long time. Every single time they say I'm not in the database because they mispelled my name!! (My name is Irina Kustovskaya by the way) So that's kinda useless... if you have a long name like mine, please double check to make sure they spell it right!!

 

Other than that, I am constantly impressed with the prices, deals, samples and they even have seminars where they discuss products and help women out! If you're lucky enough to catch one, I say they're worth going to a lot of the time (plus they give out freeeee samples!!! ^^).

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Margaret
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I get my brows done at the Benefit bar b/c not only do they wax, but they shape and trim. it takes about 20-30 minutes. They really take their time to find out how you want your brows shaped, where you want the arch. To me, it's well worth the money. After they are done, they will fill in your brows and cover your freshly waxed area with their concealers so you're not stuck walking around with red, less tan, irritated skin.


Thank you! That is what I was wanting to know. I know my brows need help but I've  had no idea what would be best. Maybe they can help me out. :D

 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by MrsHenry

I just placed an order with Ulta and got the 13 piece cosmetic set for free :) and 3 samples. I have a store that is about 35 minutes away and I'm actually going to be right in the neighborhood tomorrow but I get so overwhelmed when I'm in the store and I don't know what to get, I find it easier to place an order online. (I also placed an order with BH Cosmetics today hehe)

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Nliush

My box of goodies from Ulta was waiting for me when I got home from work today!!

 

ulta.JPG

 

Sorry this picture is kind of tiny. 

 

I got:

Ulta Eyebrow Brush/Comb

Ulta Pencil Sharpener

Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Foundation in Light Ivory

 

Paradise Bloom 13-Pc Gift Set:

2 Eye Shadow Quads (these are REALLY PRETTY)

The first one is in the colors: Bone, Mystique, Espresso and Gold Dust  (Browns)

The second one is in the colors: Silk, Honey Bee, Sapphire, Green Machine  (Silk is gorgeous!)

Full Size Lip Color: 221 (This is seriously like invisible)

Dual Ended Lip Gloss: these are nice and not sticky

Mini Nail Lacquer: The Jungle Look

Dual Ended Eye Pencils: Bronze, Black, Chocolate & Deep Brown

3 Brushes:  2 Eyeshadow and 1 Blush (nothing to get excited over)

Blush:  I think the color is called Flush (really nice peachy color)

Full size Voluptuous Volume Mascara in Jet Black

Green Makeup Bag

 

Samples:

Billy Jealousy White Knight Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser

Jessica McClintock fragrance

Murad Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream

 

The whole thing cost me just over $20.  I'm pretty happy with the contents of the bag

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Slendercat
I haven't used the brushes yet but they don't look very good unfortunately...
Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Shane

Awesome! I was so close to getting the green but I got the orange cosmetic set (not sure what its called). How are the free brushes??

Quote:
 

My box of goodies from Ulta was waiting for me when I got home from work today!!

 

ulta.JPG

 

Sorry this picture is kind of tiny. 

 

I got:

Ulta Eyebrow Brush/Comb

Ulta Pencil Sharpener

Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Foundation in Light Ivory

 

Paradise Bloom 13-Pc Gift Set:

2 Eye Shadow Quads (these are REALLY PRETTY)

The first one is in the colors: Bone, Mystique, Espresso and Gold Dust  (Browns)

The second one is in the colors: Silk, Honey Bee, Sapphire, Green Machine  (Silk is gorgeous!)

Full Size Lip Color: 221 (This is seriously like invisible)

Dual Ended Lip Gloss: these are nice and not sticky

Mini Nail Lacquer: The Jungle Look

Dual Ended Eye Pencils: Bronze, Black, Chocolate & Deep Brown

3 Brushes:  2 Eyeshadow and 1 Blush (nothing to get excited over)

Blush:  I think the color is called Flush (really nice peachy color)

Full size Voluptuous Volume Mascara in Jet Black

Green Makeup Bag

 

Samples:

Billy Jealousy White Knight Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser

Jessica McClintock fragrance

Murad Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream

 

The whole thing cost me just over $20.  I'm pretty happy with the contents of the bag



 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Tip_the_Bottle

I just ordered some Ulta brand products from their online store (can't resist a bag of freebies!)  I'll be getting the green, I think it's called "Paradise" set because I've been hankering for some more bold colors in my make-up and I'm picky when it comes to purple shades.  I'll post my thoughts on the quality on the stuff when I get it, but does any have any experience with Ulta's products and their quality?  I got a automatic eyeliner in a dark purple, a tinted lip balm and a crazy confetti/glitter polish I plan on layering over another color.

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by StephenKingman

I just realized "discussion" was spelled wrong so I fixed it :)

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Tierst

Thats what I was afraid of :/ Oh well. The rest of it looks nice :)
 

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I haven't used the brushes yet but they don't look very good unfortunately...


 

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by YellowButterfly85
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Ok, I took the plunge: here is my Ulta order:

 

 

Salon Nail Clear Topcoat
 
Salon Nail Base Coat
 
Salon Nail X-Dry
 
FREE 13 Pc. Set:  Lavender Fields
 
Samples I chose:
 
Dermalogica Total Eye Care - .1 oz.
 
Jessica McClintock VOC
 
AG The Oil Gravity Feed Sample


when you get your kit, could you maybe do some swatches? Lavender fields is the one I want but I'm not too sure about the 2nd quad and the lipgloss.

Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by Vee9
I work in Ulta a lot, and there are pros and cons just like any other huge retailer. I like their rewards program, deals on lower end cosmetics, and super relaxed environment. I hate their very specific coupons, very low stock, and giant retailer mentality. Having so many different products and so little staff makes for mad customers. I love how they have brands no longer at Sephora too.

I still shop with Sephora quite a bit, and I like how they always hold artistry high. I feel like Ulta misses the boat with that. There are actually some talented people who don't get a chance to show their skills mostly because it isn't a priority at Ulta.

As far as Ulta brand makeup, they definitely stepped up their game recently. The brushes are terrible though, one of them even has a spelling mistake printed on the handle. Ha!
Re:All Things Ulta - Discussion
by westburytf
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when you get your kit, could you maybe do some swatches? Lavender fields is the one I want but I'm not too sure about the 2nd quad and the lipgloss.


You bet! :)

 

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