Drugstores are great for little items like nail polish or eye liner, but for other items, I only go to Sephora or Ulta. These shops and their online counterparts are beauty meccas.
Why I love them:
Selection: Pretty much any brand you could want is available. Makeup, fragrance, skincare, you name it and it can be yours.
Super Convenient: It can be tricky purchasing makeup, especially if you’re trying out a new shade. Luckily returns, either to the store or website, are easy and no questions asked. And delivery is super quick. Ulta and Sephora offer free shipping with a minimum purchase of $25 or $50, respectively.
Discounts/Perks: I’m a Beauty Insider member at Sephora where I earn points for every dollar I spend and have access to deluxe samples. I placed an order this week after they sent me a $15 gift certificate! And if you read women’s magazines, I’m sure you’ve seen the $5 off coupons for Ulta.
Deluxe Samples: Both stores offer three samples with every online purchase. And these aren’t some crappy samples, I’m talking L’Occitane, Murad, Dr. Brandt and more. They’re great to pack when traveling and a cool way to test out a product before fully investing in it. Ulta even has a deluxe sample bag with 8 items, which is free when you place an order of $35 or more.
So indulge in some retail beauty therapy without straining your purse strings.