SO MANY CHANGES. Big ones too. The nearest Ulta store in San Rafael is/was a few miles south of me, and we were just driving down Highway 101 last weekend when I saw that the store was shut down, looks like permanently. There were big “closed” signs in the windows. Cue glittery tears. 😪
I’m so bummed because I used to spend hours wandering around that place pre-COVID. They had a great variety of hair conditioners and styling products from higher end to budget. One of my favorite things to do was read the labels on the hair products…
Oh, and the other day I got an email from SpaceNK saying that my nearby store in Larkspur is closing as well.
I did an event with them a few years back, and I have a soft spot for that store and the endlessly kind and knowledgeable makeup artists who work there. Really sad to see them go!
My favorite thing to do there was to play with their Byredo perfume display. I’d go in and spray every scent they had on each and every available square inch of skin on my body, hoping I’d discover a new perfume to love more than Gypsy Water (but, in the end, I’ve always loved Gypsy Water the most; go figure).