Find the perfect gift at Ulta beauty


Hi loves! There are only two more weeks before Christmas (and I am totally panicking..just a little ha). If you are ordering gifts online I strongly recommend that you order them this week to ensure they arrive on time. During a recent trip to my local Ulta store, I got inspired to help you find the perfect gift for your favorite beauty lover. Because let’s face it, Ulta has something for every gift on your list!

Highlighter palettes

These are the brands that are a little more expensive but do not compromise on quality. The items that I have selected below are some of my personal favorites or ones that I already own. You can help her glow with a highlighter palette like this one from Anastasia Beverly Hills or this one from Urban Decay.

Lipsticks & Glosses

I love lipglosses from Buxom! Ulta currently has a Buxom lipgloss/lipstick combo for $14! My personal favorite is a mauve color called “Dolly“. When it comes to lipsticks, the brands that I shop from most are Anastasia Beverly Hills, Revlon, Urban Decay, Maybelline, LORAC, NYX Cosmetics, Stila and LOREAL. Some of these brands offer products that are under $5!

Haircare: Dry shampoo

I can’t think of a single girl (or guy) who can live without their dry shampoo. Personally, I can never have enough! My go-to dry shampoo is Dove’s Volume and Fullness dry shampoo but below I have linked some other options that I have also tried and enjoy!

Facial products

Skin care can be such a problem during the holidays (especially if you live on the east coast). Masks and prestige skin care are amazing gifts to receive. I also recommend eye patches that I discovered this past summer. They give a great spa-like treatment for your eyes and help them to look less tired.

Perfumes and Lotions

When it comes to perfumes everyone is different. Boys, if you want to be romantic, pick out a sent that reminds your most of your special lady. She is bound to love it! My go-scent is Gardenia and Pacifica offers it as a roller or full size bottle. You can also check out some other perfume and lotion ideas below.

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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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  1. 12.11.17
    jenniferpickering22gmailcom said:

    Love Derm-E products!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. 12.12.17

    So many great products! I’ve got some last minute shopping to do but those lip glosses from Buxom! I love the colors.

  3. 12.12.17
    Amy M Loochtan said:

    I just got some of the Derma E, can’t wait to try it!

  4. 12.12.17
    Cathy said:

    I love Ulta, they have all the best products!!


  5. 12.12.17
    Adriana said:

    Such a fun post!
    I’m obsessed with Ulta. 🙂


  6. 12.12.17

    Ulta is the best! Love your recommendations, these would all make great gifts!

  7. 12.13.17
    maggie said:

    Great gift ideas!!

  8. 12.13.17

    A new Ulta store just opened up near me, I’ll have to check it out.

    • 12.13.17
      Cristina said:

      Ooo how exciting! Yes you should. It’s a good excuse to treat yourself. xx

  9. 12.13.17
    Shelby Back said:

    I love Buxom lip products! they’re great gifts!

  10. 12.13.17

    Love Buxom so much!
    Xo Mindy

  11. 12.14.17
    absolutelyannie said:

    Ulta is the best!

  12. 12.15.17

    Ulta is my go-to beauty store! I love the mix of high-end products and drug-store products. I can literally get everything I need in one place!

  13. 12.18.17

    Ulta is always my favorite!

  14. 12.18.17
    Tuyet said:

    I love Anastasia and Buxom products!

  15. 12.18.17

    Ulta is a really great beauty store. Also, I adore the scarf you’re wearing!

  16. 12.19.17

    I can literally go into Ulta and get all the gifts I need! It’s a one stop shop!
    Megan |

  17. 12.19.17
    Liz said:

    Ahh so many amazing products! Perfect for stocking stuffers!


  18. 12.20.17
    Madeline said:

    Ulta always has the best stuff!

  19. 12.20.17
    Ashley said:

    We just got an ULTA and I’m obsessed!! Heading in to pick up a few things tomorrow!

  20. 12.20.17
    Amanda @ A Good Hue said:

    I always find great gifts at Ulta, one of my fave stores!

  21. 12.20.17
    Jamaria said:

    Omg I was in Ulta the other day and saw so much cute stuff i wanted! You got some great picks on here!

    Jamaria |

  22. 12.20.17
    hannahcstark said:

    Ulta is my go to place for all things beauty!! I love all your picks:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  23. 12.21.17

    So many great gift ideas! I want to try a few of these for myself.