A few weeks ago Ulta had this amazing offer where when you buy $60 worth of products you get a cosmetic bag full of beauty goodies. Who could say no to that? Needles to say I had to have it so I ordered a few things that I needed. And by need I mean really wanted.
The avid reader might remember that I got a sample of the Benefit ’Hello Flawless!’ Oxygen Wow Foundation as a gift with purchase with my last Sephora order. I’ve been using it ever since and I have been so impressed that I decided to order the full size. The box also included a sample of the Stay Flawless 15 – Hour Primer which is nice bonus.
Second, I finished the travel size of the Living Proof Full Shampoo and I orderd the full size. Even though I said before that I didn’t care too much for this shampoo, I’ve been getting such great results with it that I decided to continue using it. I found that my hair gets much less tangled and I still get great volume if I wash my hair first with this shampoo and then with the Amika Balancing Shampoo.
The great thing about this purchase is that I didn’t only receive the sample goodie bag but I also received gifts with purchase for both the foundation and the shampoo. In addition, Ulta added two Jane Cosmetics Cream Eye Shadows to my order for free and I got complimentary samples as well. All in all, I received so many samples with this order that I don’t even know where to start. I’ll try to untangle the full list of products below.
Shade: “I’m pure 4 sure” Ivory
Full Size: 1.0 fl oz, $36
Included a 0.01 oz sample of Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer (Full Size: 0.54 oz, $32), a $0.59 value.
Full Size: 8 fl oz, $24
Free Gifts with Purchase
3 piece Benefit Cosmetics Sample Set – $30.84 value
- Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP (Sample Size: 0.11 oz, $13.75 value, Full Size: 0.16 oz, $20)
- Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium (Sample Size: 0.09 fl oz, $7.09 value, Full Size: 0.33 fl oz, $26)
- BADgal Lash Mascara (Mini: 0.14 oz, $10 individual price)
Sample Size: 0.5 fl oz, $3.51 value
Full Size: 3.7 fl oz, $26
Shades: Gilded Gold, Luminous Lilac
Full Size: 0.14 oz, $8 each
12 piece sample set
- AHAVA – Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate (Sample Size: 0.17 fl oz, $10.20 value, Full Size: 1 fl oz, $60)
- TIGI – Bed Head Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hair Spray (Sample Size: 2.3 oz, $4.21 value, Full Size: 12 oz, $21.99)
- Fekkai Advanced – Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo (Travel Size: 2 fl oz, $9 individual price)
- Kinerase – C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment (Sample Size: 0.24 fl oz, $23.52 value, Full Size: 1 fl oz, $98)
- Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging (Sample Size: 0.13 fl oz, $8.43 value, Full Size: 0.37 fl oz, $24)
- bareMinerals – Stroke Of Light Eye Brightener in Luminous 2 (Sample Size: 0.02 fl oz, $2.44 value, Full Size: 0.18 f oz, $22)
- Murad – Complete Reform with Glyco Firming Complex (Sample Size: 0.125 fl oz, $8.63 value, Full Size: 1 fl oz, $69)
- Ulta – Hydra Quench Foaming Oil Cleanser (Sample Size: 0.5 fl oz, $1.45 value, Full Size: 6.2 fl oz, $18)
- Escada – Especially Escada Delicate Notes Shimmer Powder (0.21 oz)
- Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau De Toilette (Sample Size: 0.04 fl oz, $1.36 value, Full Size: 2.5 fl oz, $85)
- Betsey Johnson – Too Too Pretty Eau De Parfum (Sample Size: 0.06 fl oz, $2.19 value, Full Size: 1.7 fl oz, $62)
- Guess – Guess Girl Eau de Toilette (Sample Size: 0.01 fl oz, $0.31 value, Full Size: 1.7 fl oz, $52)
- Ouidad – Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel (Sample Size: 0.27 fl oz, $0.73 value, Full Size: 8.5 fl oz, $23)
- DevaCurl – Styling Cream (Sample Size: 1 fl oz, $4.89 value, Full Size: 5.1 fl oz, $24.95)
- Matrix – Biolage Colorcarethérapie Color Care Shampoo (sample: 0.34 fl oz) and Color Bloom Mask (sample: 0.34 fl oz)
Phew, that’s a looooooot of samples. My fingers hurt from typing it all up. Honestly, in my opinion Ulta has the best gifts with purchase policy. I like it better than Sephora’s to some extend because you can get get multiple gifts with purchase depending on what you buy. However, I prefer that at Sephora you have the choice of what gift with purchase you’d like while at Ulta it is tied to the brands you buy. Anyway, please excuse me while I try to decide which sample to try first.