Well...today was the opening day of Ulta in Beaverton, which is just six or so miles from my house.
I got there about twenty til they opened the doors, and I'd guesstimate that I was about 80 people back in line. They were giving out gift certificates to the first 100 people and there were maybe 20 left when I got there. I ended up with a $10 gc. Not too bad.
I headed straight for the Urban Decay section and grabbed my free Gimlet edible body powder and UD shadow box I'd been wanting. The UD rep/make up artist was there and she gave me a sample bag of full-size products, like a Hard Candy lip gloss pallette, Hard Candy lip balm, UD special sauce glisten lotion, xxx shine gloss. I told her I'd come back when it wasn't so crazy for my makeover (which I did about an hour and a half later). So for $34, I got about $125 worth of extra stuff!!
I got the Ulta fall pallette for $10.
I got three Bath Lounge bath cocktails: Lemon Drop, Cosmo, and Margarita. Super cheap, but smell SO similar to philosophy's that I had to get them.
I got two Ulta brand extreme wear all day lip colors. 2 for 1.
I got three Ulta lotions for my sister: Chocolate swirl, caramel apple and pumpkin pie. I love them. I'll probably save one for myself.
The bare minerals section was WAY too crowded, so I stayed far away. Even when we came back, it was still packed.
Samples: I got Kenra hair spray, a bag of cotton balls, a full size (12 ounce!) bottle of tangerine twist shampoo (Courtney will love it!), and a full size Ulta goddess gloss. Plus all the Hard Candy/Urban Decay stuff.
Here's an online code for y'all: 36112
That's free shipping on all www.ulta.com orders of $40 or more. Right now, a LOT of Urban Decay products are 50% off, but only online!
We left, went to Starbucks and Barnes and Noble and went back for my complimentary eyebrow waxing, hair color consultation, and my Urban Decay makeover. The Hard Candy rep beautified Chloe. She was in pink glitter heaven. She couldn't stop admiring herself in all the mirrors. She reminded me of Disguy.
All in all, loved the store, loved the deals (coupon for $3.50 off ten dollar purchase and lots of 2 for 1's) but I have sad news for myself. No Cargo products at this store and apparently my new Sephora will NOT be carrying Urban Decay products. I just can't freaking win!!
They have really really good deals on hair products, so the next time I'm out of supplies, that's where I'm headed.