Very Nice Birthday

I celebrated my birthday earlier this month.  My favorite thing to do on my special day is to go to the stores and get my free gifts, use birthday gift coupons, and use up points that I have collected from  various stores over the year.  I appreciate companies like Sephora, Ulta, Torrid and Lane Bryant for having programs like this that give their customers a little bonus.  So, this year I got a full sized Clean on Me shower gel and a beautiful Urban Decay eye shadow from Ulta.  I also got a Marc Jacobs eyeliner and lipstick as well as a Stella perfume (I used some of my VIB points on this) from Sephora.  I also used one of the free travel size item coupons at Bath & Body Works to get a Paris Amour shower gel.  From Torrid, I had been looking for a new sports bra and they had two in my size on clearance, so I used my $10 birthday coupon and $10 reward coupon to buy these numbers and only came out of my pocket with $1.  Now, I know that Lane Bryant usually gives a birthday coupon, but I don’t believe I have used that yet.  One of my close friends was coming to visit this month and I had been saving it to go shopping with her, but those plans fell through so I think I better use that quick!

Again…thanks so much to these companies for the birthday treats.  It really does make my day.

pur Love Your Selfie palette

My best friend asked me to buy her an all in one palette for her birthday this year.  She wanted to not have to carry a lot of stuff in her handbag, so I went out to search for one.  Ironically, I have seen plenty of these type of palettes in the stores, but suddenly I couldn’t find a single one.  I went into Ulta, and luckily they had just gotten one in.  They said they get the majority of this type of item around the holidays.  So, of course, being the makeup obsessed person that I am…I “borrowed” this from my BFF so that I can take pictures and swatches for this blog.  The shadows are pretty buttery and swatched well.  The lighter colors may not work for me, but she’s a little lighter than me so I think she can pull it off.  The blush and highlighter are pretty good as well.  This palette also comes with mascara and gloss.  Pretty nice, if I do say so myself. Has anyone else tried this one out?

Talk to you all soon,