Saturday, October 8, 2016
Every year, Ulta provides different ways for you to support Breast Cancer Research which includes entering to win a bag filled with beauty goodies, directly donating, buying an item with a portion of the sales going to research and the one I like the most- Cut for a Cause.
The Cut For A Cause event takes place at the Salon inside Ulta stores. You can choose from a shampoo and haircut, pink hair extension or a Microzone Express Facial. Each one of these service cost just $10. And the best part is they donate the entire proceeds earned from this event to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
That means all the people working at that time is working for free while giving you the service. This is a wonderful way for the staffs at Ulta and for us to give back because we know they aren't hiding anything or trying to profit from this event.
Of course you can just go up to any register and donate money that way, but cheapos like me, want to make the most of my money. I feel like I am killing two birds with one stone.
The first time I went to the Cut For A Cause event was last year and I found the experience absolutely smooth and hassel-free. I wasn't the first one to get there at the opening of the store and after waiting in line for 15min, I was able to reserve a spot and was told to come back half an hour later. I was so glad they didn't just have us standing in line at the store. I went shopping elsewhere and came back in 20 min and shortly after, my name was called on the speaker. They gave me a full hair wash, hair cut, and a rough blow dry. The staff was all nice and pleasant. You can read more about my experience from last year here .
This event only happens once a year. For this year, it is happening tomorrow Sunday October 9 from 11am to 6pm. I would get there as early as possible.
And FYI at the cash registers they will ask you for the donation amount and tip amount. I would recommend giving $5 for donation and tipping the staff $5 for their wondering job, making your total come out to $20 for a shampoo and haircut. I find that it's a good deal because many salons I go to charge a minimum of $20 for a shampoo and haircut. But if you have extra cash on hand, feel free to donate more, and it's going to a great cause.
You can find out more about ways to donate for BCRF at ULTA here.
You know where I'll be tomorrow!!: )
I don't know any other company that donates to BCRF like ULTA does. Do you?
Thanks for reading,
Sunday, September 25, 2016
It's not even October yet and cosmetic company have already started rolling out their holiday limited edition items.
Most of the time I gloss over them because I don't usually have money to buy a whole collection of makeup items from the same brand. However the Tarte blushes seem like a good value since I get to try out more colors. Since I never hit pan on any of my blushes anyways, I mind as well own more colors and get a smaller amount.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
|a closer look at the clinique 3 step card sample|
I got 3 deluxe perfume samples, 2 perfume card samples, and 1 foundation card sample. I remember I bought 12 deluxe perfume sample at sephora for $50. So these are definitely worth some money.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I was interested in the Tarte Cheek stain as it's 50% of retail price. Since I missed it during the ULTA sale, I quickly placed my order.
Certain urban decay brushes are also 50% off.
If you are also a member of ebates, Ebates currently has 10% cashback.
You can check out the full list of beauty sale items here.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Today only. Members of Victoria Secret Pink Nation can get a free headband.
If you have not signed up for Pink Nation yet, you can sign up here. They usually give out a free panty or item once a year so it's nice to join.
If you're already a Pink Nation member just sign in and find the free headband banner and either show it on your phone to the cashier or print it out and give it to the cashier.
I was there this afternoon and it was quick and hassle-free. I liked the black color more but since my friend got black I decided to get the pink one. However if I still had to choose, I would still get black.
One to each member. Ends tonight.
Just a reminder that this giveaway is at Pink stores and not Victoria Secret store ;)
What freebies have you been getting ?
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Once in a while, I would come across a sale deal.