My Ulta Shopping List || October 2014


One of my favorite things to find in the mailbox each month is the Ulta sales catalog.  I like to sip on a mug of coffee, sit down in a cozy chair, and make a list of the things that I want to purchase based on the sales and specials they are offering.

Ulta Must Haves for October 2014 :: Simple Nails and Beauty

I thought I would share my monthly Ulta shopping list with you.  Maybe you didn’t know about one or more of these great deals, so hopefully this Ulta Shopping List series helps you save a few dollars on your next beauty purchase!

Ulta Must Haves for October 2014 :: Simple Nails and Beauty

The Love Your Hair Event

This month Ulta is offering some really great beauty steals, events, and free gifts all related to hair care.

One event that I plan on taking advantage of is their Cut-a-Thon.  On Sunday, October 12th, you can get a FREE haircut with a $10 BCRF donation {Breast Cancer Research Fund}.  Both my husband and I are going to try and sneak in some haircuts on the 12th and do a little bit to help out the BCRF program.

Nail Polish Products

I almost fell out of my chair in excitement when I saw that OPI nail lacquer was on sale this month {it has been awhile since I have seen OPI on sale}. 

OPI Nordic 2014

This month OPI polishes are Buy 2, Get 1 Free!  I plan on taking advantage of this sale to be able to purchase some of the colors from the new Nordic collection that just came out for the fall/winter season.

Beauty Products

This month I will be hitting up the Laura Geller “aisle” at Ulta.  I just received an email promotion {another perk of signing up for their free rewards program} that through October 14th, I will receive 5x the amount of rewards points on any Laura Geller product purchase.  I almost always take advantage of extra point promotions when they come across my email desk.  I save up my reward points throughout the year to use for Christmas shopping {my friends and family members love me}.

Plus, this month Ulta is also offering a FREE 4 piece, full sized items gift with any $50 Laura Geller purchase.  The free gift is a $64 value and includes the: Love me Dew, Lip Liner, Lip Strip, and a cute bag!


I absolutely LOVE the Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten baked blushes, so I am going to pick up a couple more that I do not already have and that would be perfect for fall.

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I am thinking I am going to go with Sunswept and Pink Grapefruit.

Donate with a Kiss

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ulta is doing its part to try and help raise money for the organization.  If you donate $1, you are then entered in to win a Beauty Bag worth $598!  There are higher support levels, $5, $10, and more, where you would also receive a free gift.  I plan on making a donation {on top of the donation for the hair cut event I mentioned up above}.

A Little Bit about Shopping at Ulta

I am a frequent shopper at not only because they carry both high-end and drugstore beauty products, but because they are always offering amazing beauty bargains.  I quickly reached Platinum status {as a part of Ulta’s free rewards program} when I first started shopping at Ulta and I am sure I will continue with this status for a very long time to come!

Because the nearest Ulta store is an hour away from me, I do shop the website more often.  Plus, Ulta offers free shipping on orders over $50, so I just save up my shopping cart items until I reach that point so that I can take advantage of this.  And, of course, I always make sure I visit first before making my purchase at to be able to take advantage of the cash back as well!

Whenever I am in the area of a physical store location, however, I do make a point to stop in and at least swatch a few things!  Plus, I also try to make it a point to utilize the store’s salon services every now and then.

What are you getting at Ulta this month?  Any products you want me to review once I get them in?


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13 Comments on My Ulta Shopping List || October 2014

  1. max
    October 9, 2014 at 8:12 am (5 years ago)

    Oh, I am now craving a shopping trip for new goodies! 🙂

    • Jen Cassellius
      October 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm (5 years ago)

      You can’t go wrong, especially this month when Ulta is supporting Breast Cancer Research!

  2. sarah sofia knepp
    October 9, 2014 at 9:15 am (5 years ago)

    OK, now I know what I am missing! My birthday is coming up and I know what new products I will be asking for! OPI is my go to for nail polish. I have to say I’ve never shopped on ULTRA but will check it out. Great review, thanks for sharing!

    • Jen Cassellius
      October 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm (5 years ago)

      Ulta is the best! And being able to shop for drugstore makeup at home, in my pajamas? Can’t beat it!

    • Jen Cassellius
      October 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm (5 years ago)

      If you are an OPI nail polish lover, this is definitely the time to grab some new colors {I do not see OPI on sale very often} !!

  3. Detroit Duchess
    October 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago)

    This is SO helpful, I never take advantage of the deals and bargains, so to have you do it for me is awesome! I have been trying to get the matching OPI colors to my gel polishes so I will definitely take advantage of the sale!

    • Jen Cassellius
      October 10, 2014 at 8:10 am (5 years ago)

      That makes me so happy to hear, exactly why I did the post. Glad it was helpful!

  4. Katrina
    October 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm (5 years ago)

    I cant go into Ulta until after the holidays, I get into so much trouble and max my credit card every time I go in there lol

  5. Jess
    October 10, 2014 at 9:04 am (5 years ago)

    i absolutely love ulta!

    • Jen Cassellius
      October 11, 2014 at 7:18 am (5 years ago)

      Me too, as you can probably tell!!


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