I have wanted to visit an Ulta Beauty store for ages, but have never come across one on my travels to America. I recently visited Orlando and was happy to find out that there was an Ulta store within walking distance of Mall @ Millenia, so I made plans to include it in one of my shopping days away from the theme parks.
There were a few brands that I wanted to check out in Ulta - NYX, Mario Badescu Skincare and Shea Moisture. I spent the better part of an hour browsing the store which is good, because while I was in there the heavens opened up and the rain was so heavy that there was no way I could walk back to Mall @ Millenia without getting soaked. Luckily there were lots of great brands to check out. Here's what I bought in Ulta.
I had heard about Mario Badescu Skincare, but had never come across any products. They are all reasonably priced so I bought the Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater ($7), Silver Powder ($12) and Kerotoplast Cream Soap ($12).
I have tried out a few Shea Moisture hair products before, so this time I thought I would try out the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner (all $10.99). I know they stock the brand in Boots, but I always find it easier to spend money when I'm on holiday.
I had heard about Pacifica on Caroline Hirons blog, so I wanted to get a couple of things to try out from this brand. I bought the Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter ($15) and an Indian Coconut Nectar set ($18) which included body butter, perfume roll-on and natural color lip tint.
I was happy to see that they stocked the NYX brand, although some of the products that I wanted were not in stock. In the end I picked up Lipstick Lingerie in Push-Up ($6.99), Lip Primer in Nude ($6.99) and Eye Shadow Base ($6.99). I went into Boots in Leeds recently and they now have NYX in stock. They have a really big range and there were loads of people browsing when I was there so it seems very popular.
I also bought a Buxom Lip Cream in Dolly ($20) and a Zoya Pixie Dust Polish in Vega ($10).
I also printed a coupon online to get $3.50 off a $10 spend and a free travel sized It's a 10 miracle leave-in hair product 60ml (just google Ulta Coupon 2016 to find some up to date coupons).
I will be posting reviews of some of these products soon.
I bought these products with my own money