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If you’re like me, you know roughly when every major event happens at Ulta. You can always brush up on my overview if you do not. When I received my latest catalog, I noticed Ulta was launching a new event. From 01/03/16-01/23/16, Ulta will host The Glowing Skin Event. In previous years, the event was held only once a year on a smaller scale, and called Love Your Skin. Of course my predictions starting going into overdrive. I am guessing this will be held twice a year like its sister events, The 21 Days of Beauty and the Gorgeous Hair Event. Those are each held six and five months apart, respectively. That means this event will likely repeat in June or July. My guess is June, because late July usually brings 20% off prestige for Platinum members and 10% off for UltaMate members. Then again, the end of January always sees a 20% off prestige coupon, so it will probably release after this event wraps around the 24th. There is no reason a July event could not immediately precede the prestige discounts. We also see a 20% off prestige offer right when the spring 21 Days of Beauty wrap.
With all the events at Ulta, it makes sense that some of them have to go back to back. How else could they squeeze them all in! I also predict this newest event will mean we see more makeup in the 21 Days of Beauty. With hair and skin getting their own events, makeup will get a boost in the most popular one. Neither the catalog nor the event link list a steal for every day. It may mean this event will resemble The Love Your Hair Event where there is not a steal everyday. Another possibility is more steals will come as we get deeper into the event. All events tend to release Platinum only steals that are never announced until the day they’re released, so I’d expect to see at least one or two of those throughout this event.
There is also a Sweepstakes running throughout the event. You can enter everyday through 01/23/16 for a chance to win a spa trip. After you enter, you can play a game to instantly win prizes. I’ve lost everyday except one. That day, I won $5 off a $15 purchase (with exclusions, including all prestige). If I win anything else, I will edit this.
Ulta released a new section designed to address skincare concerns. This link was not advertised, and I stumbled on it by accident. I guess they are preparing to launch it, so we should see the official link announcement soon. It looks like it is already ready and is a huge improvement to the Ulta site. I am not used to seeing anything that user-friendly or intuitive on the Ulta site. There will be Try & Play Days that correspond with the event. This probably means brand reps will be in stores, but at the very least, I assume employees will get special training for the event.
According to my catalog, there will also be a licensed skin therapist offering skin consultations every Thursday, so the 7th, 14th, and 21st, from 4-6pm. This could be very neat, but I wonder how it will work. If appointments are not available, there could be a substantial wait. We all want advice on how to improve our skin! I constantly switch up my products and routine any time I think I can make improvements.
This event is like other Ulta events. Steals start promptly when the day begins at midnight central and end right at 11:59pm central. The closer to the start you order, the more likely you are to catch your steal in stock. More popular steals will sell out and many of them may sell out while you are sleeping. The good news is most steals are available online and in store. Every steal is 50% off! Dermablend Cover Creme is online only 01/14/16. Julep Night Shift is online only 01/17/16. Mychelle serums are online only 01/22/16.
Current Schedule for steals in store and online:
01/03/16- DERMAdoctor KP duty
01/07/16- bliss fatgirlslim
01/08/16- Karuna Sheet Masks and Leaders Sheet Masks
01/09/16- Perricone MD Cleansers
01/10/16- Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
01/14/16- Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths
01/15/16- Exuviance Age Reverse HydraFirm
01/16/16- Dermalogica Double Cleanse Set
01/17/16- bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter
01/21/16- Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser
01/22/16- Dermalogica Clear Up! Kit
There are other promotions available in addition to the event. Sephora will also be announcing their skincare point promotion sometime in January. It is the month for skin, and with winter in full-swing, I cannot think of a better time to improve your skincare routine.
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