I love Ulta. Aside from MAC, it's pretty much the only store I shop at for beauty products. You can find anything from face masks to hair ties. The best part about the store is the rewards program. I'm constantly getting discounts, they regularly have $3.50 off $15, and you get a free gift on your birthday.
Here's what I picked up on my last visit to Ulta.
This year the free birthday item was this full-size Urban Decay eyeshadow. The champagne color is on the light side (I'm assuming because it probably looks good on all complexions) and has a little sparkle, but I do have to put a lot on for it to show up. Once I have a few layers I really like the look. You can see the subtly pretty shade on my thumb. That's one coat.
I love the colors of Orly polish. They have vibrant shades that are so fun. The picture above doesn't even do this color justice, it's more fluorescent than it looks. I've used this two-step polsih before and it was great but for some reason this duo chips right away. Total bummer since the pair of polishes are $20 together. I'm hoping I applied poorly and it lasts longer the next time.
Do you have an Ulta near you, or do you shop the store online?