Beauty Beat… ULTA for the Ultimate Holiday Beauty Fix

Ulta_logo_2Since it is the holiday season, you may be getting ready for the first ot the last of your holiday parties. From choosing your outfit to primping your hair, and deciding whether you want your makeup to shimmer and sparkle or go natural and glam, you can always count on ULTA. The renowned beauty retailer, is simplifying party preparation with a few offerings that provide everything a woman needs to beautify before a bash. The newest store located on Chicago’s State Street features three floors filled with everything a beauty addict could desire.

Some featured products include:


Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfection Powder (New in stores)  $59
Reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes by 33% in 10 minutes
Patented hydration system continually revitalizes skin
Built-in shaver provides just the right amount of powder each time with no mess
Contains 44 minerals, Gold, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide that work together to protect skin
Available in 4 shades: fair light, medium, dark


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Napoleon Perdis Kiss Miss XO $29
Contains five purse-size lip lacquers for supernatural shine.
Shades: Love Shine, Bitten Rouge, Lolita Lane, Pink Lemonade and Tropic Lust


Stila Holiday Smudge Pot Trio $32
Stila’s best selling crème eye liner in black, bronze and gray: Eyes and Shine! A trio of top-selling Smudge Pots in – Black, Bronze, and Gray – line and define your eyes for a sexy, smoldering look for holiday. This smudge-proof liner and shadow in one is an innovative alternative to traditional powder and liquid liner formulas. BONUS! Mini Eyeliner Brush included.


Pop Beauty Little Black Dress Palette $25
Perfect little palette to take anywhere you go: evoke your inner vamp with the Little Black Dress makeup palette by Pop Beauty. Mini-book compact includes four crease, four lid and four light eye shadows plus a lip gloss and two cheek colors. Have it all at your fingertips in this neat, carry-along compact.

Nick Chavez Holiday Hair "To Go" Kit (ULTA exclusive!) $22.50
Flocker 2.25 oz: Nick Chavez’ Flocker is a fast drying, texturizing and universal styling spray that’s easy to control. This versatile spray adds lift, dimension, volume and style to support wet or dry hair. Suitable for all hair types.
Amazon Hair Body-Building Styling Clay 2 oz.: Nick Chavez Amazon Hair Body Building Styling Clay is a highly versatile product that gives incredible definition and body. Provides great styling control with superb hold. Infused with kaolin clay to create thickness and build body.
Volumizing Extra Hold Hairspray 2 oz.: Nick Chavez Volumizing Extra Hold Spray is a fast-drying, extra-hold hair spray that that locks in lift and volume throughout the day. Emits an ultra-fine mist for more precise coverage without stickiness or build-up. Perfect for all hair types.

Pick up some of these gems at, for a great stocking stuffer, or a little gift for yourself !

– Kelley D. Woods

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