As you know I am total makeup junkie, so when I found out Ulta was opening up in New York City, I was beyond thrilled. I was even more excited that I got invited to the opening night event which was a collaboration between Ulta and Allure magazine. I couldn’t believe that I actually got invited to an event. It was my first invitation to a closed event. I was waiting in line and the girl in front of me tried to get in the shop but since she was not on the list, she was not allowed to go inside! There was security and everything. I was warmly welcomed into the shop and it was absolute paradise. As I entered the store, I was handed a coupon for 20% my purchase and more.
I’m pretty sure it was the biggest ulta that I had ever seen in my life. I walked around and hit it off with some MAC girls, which lead me to my first purchase of the evening (which you’ll see at a later date). As I was walking around near the photo booth, I legit bumped into Maryam Maquillage aka @maryamnyc. I’m an outgoing person especially when I had already finished my first glass of champagne. I tapped her on the shoulder and asked because we were walking right by each other and I was right! I was so proud of my influencer spotting skills, do you think I can add it as a skill to my resume? She was so nice and took a few minutes to talk about beauty with me and how excited we were Ulta finally made it to our city. She was absolutely lovely and we even snapped a cute photo together ( which you should totally go like on Instagram).
After meeting her, I continued to browse around the shop. I was helped by several people in the shop, everyone was so nice ( especially the hot servers who made sure my glass of champagne was always full). They had a massive skincare section, a huge af salon and so many products. I was looking for more Gigi Hadid x Maybelline products which they were sold out of, but they offered me some alternatives. Overall, I had such a fun night and I was a great experience.
I received an Allure-branded goodie bag, which I unboxed on my Instagram story , if you’ve missed it don’t worry, I am going to share it here! Allure did a great job of spoiling us and my estimates say that the products in here in total cost anywhere from $300-600. I felt so incredibly blessed that I had the opportunity to attend such a cool event and here’s what I got in my goodie bag.
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