Beauty editors know that when they want anything beauty or spa related, it’s going to be ULTA that is most likely to have it. For holiday 2018 here are some of our favorite things from ULTA which I am calling the advicesisters’ ULTA-mate gift guide! I
t’s easy to order from ULTA online, but if you need last minute beauty gifts, go to an ULTA retail store. Your shopping is done!
Super Sweet Makeup Palette!
Tarte Sweet Escape is the beauty gift for anyone who likes the experiment with color.
The pineapple used to signify aspirational wealth, but today it is the symbol of celebration and hospitality.
The outer box has metallic gold pineapples on a deep pink background. Inside there is a golden hexagonal box encrusted with multi-colored sequins and a huge gold pineapple closure,
Flip open the big compact and you get a shape that reminds me of a Christmas Cracker or a wrapped candy–how sweet!
Inside the middle portion are a whopping 25 pans of Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow in matte and shimmer formulas.
On the left, find 4 large pans of face products: 2 Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, a highlight, and a bronzer/contour.
The right-hand side unearths a small Glide & Go buttery lipstick in a deep nude, nicely packaged in a lightweight cardboard tube festooned with pineapples.
Tarte’s gorgeous Maneater Liquid Eyeliner (0.017 oz), and Maneater Voluptuous Mascara (0.15 oz are also at the ready to finish your look.
This $49 gift is a stunner and it’s a $364 retail value. Get yours TARTE-suite at ULTA before they’re gone.
ULTA-mate Beauty Boss!
Whose the boss? Anyone who has this amazing Ulta Beauty Boss from the Ulta Collection.
This is not just a makeup fan’s dream, it’s totally affordable at just $18 (not a typo).
Inside the clear outer box is a cardboard makeup palette with rose gold metallic. Six large pans of eyeshadow, two blushes (shimmery peach, shimmery pink) and a bronzer/contour complete the makeup part of the set.
But That’s Not All!
Behind the makeup palette is a small notebook/tablet-sized pink case with rose gold zipper, topped with a cute pink pompom.
Two interior elasticized compartments can hold your tech gear, the palette, makeup brushes and more.
This set also comes with a page of cute makeup-centric sticks to add to the case, proclaiming to the world that you are most definitely a beauty boss!
This set is great for anyone but particularly younger women who have a passion for great makeup and want to have a little fun with it,
Glitteriest Eye Looks:
The glitteriest long-lasting liquid eyeshadow I’ve found this season is from Stila at ULTA.
Gift someone eye glam supreme with the Stila Triple Threat Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set ($25).
For the eyeshadow fanatic, this boxed trio of treats checks all the boxes and it’s a $36 value.
The sponge-tipped tubes hold liquid shadow that glimmers and sparkles in the light. Deluxe-sized tubes house”Kitten Karma; Tulip Twinkle and Smoldering Satin.”
the Gold Kitten Karma and Bronze-y Smouldering Satin are obvious colors for lids, but fear not about Tulip Twinkle! This pretty pink/coral can be blended with a brush or fingertip to look trendy but not “red.”
For an evening out, note that once these dry on your lids they will last while you dance all night.
Body Shop Butter Beauties:
Every year The Body Shop conjures up special editions of their celebrated body butter. At ULTA I found three sets of mini body butters from The Body Shop ($18). Get a bunch, and you’ll have little thank-you gifts for just about everyone.
They’re affordable! A trio of minis nicely boxed is still nicely-sized (1.7 fl. oz.)!
The three different boxed sets have versions of some of The Body Shops’ most popular body butters picked from popular scents. The little jars have the same, eye-catching, colorful graphic labels.
The Nutty Butter Trio features Almond Milk & Honey For sensitive skin, Coconut and the original Shea Butter varieties. These body butters are very emollient but they absorb quickly silkening skin. It’s no surprise that these are an iconic favorite among skincare fans.
The Fruity Body Butter set includes Coconut, Strawberry, and Mango.
Holiday-centric packaging features stylistic trees (just add a bow no need to wrap it).
The special seasonal holiday box features Berry Bon Bon (my fave pick for its bright berry scent), Vanilla Marshmallow (velvety and gourmand), and Peppermint Candy Cane (smells like a mint julep). Nuff said…they’re perfectly delectable!
Hempz for Holiday:
Those who love body moisturizers want their favorites in a BIG way, ULTA has a prize product!
Hempz Limited Edition Triple Moisture Fresh Snowberry & Vanilla Creme Herbal Whipped Body Creme ($23) offers 17 ounces of goodness in festive packaging (jingle bells and a red bow). For a stocking stuffer, there is also a 2.25 oz. unadorned travel size for just $7.50.
It doesn’t smell like…hemp, more like a strawberry ice cream cone. However, the rich body cream does contain 100% Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil blended with natural extracts to smooth dry skin for 24 hours and for weeks, maybe months, to come!
It is also fortified with Hempz’s exclusive Triple Moisture Complex of hydrating Yangu Oil, anti-aging Apple Fruit Extract and Cogon Grass Extract. Note too,this product is Paraben Free. Gluten Free. and 100% Vegan.
Fabulous Bath Bombs:
If you’re a bather (as opposed to a shower-er) you’ll love Fizz & Bubble’s Assorted Holiday Bath Truffles ($20) at ULTA.
This set of 9 bath “bonbons” look like the real thing, and are even housed in a candy box festooned with gold snowflakes and a cello window.
You might be tempted to eat them, but instead, plop one or two into the bath and watch them bubble and fizz! as the moisturize with a blend of 8 oils and these yummy flavors: lemon, rainbow sherbert, coconut cream, birthday cake, buttercream, raspberry, Lavender, Hawaiian Lei, and Cucumber Melon.
For ME Time:
Fizz & Bubble creator Kimberly Mitchell-Barnes is a busy mom who knows that affordable and natural products for “me time” are priceless! The Fizz & Bubble Holiday Bath Truffles are a “non-fattening, affordable “treat,” exclusively at ULTA.
Get your own little splurges and all your beauty booty gifts at ULTA stores or ULTA.com