Every year I get a bit older, and part of getting older means fewer gifts from family and friends. So to compensate for that, I take myself out for a little indulgent shopping for my birthday. On my actual birthday last Tuesday, I spent the morning before work at our local outdoor shopping center. As usual, I hit up the Sephora – and for once, I didn’t spend more than I was planning to! A miracle, I know! I came home with a new lip gloss, a new summer scent, and my old standby mascara (the real reason I walked into the store). Then, as Sephora does so well, they also packed my bag with a bunch of freebies!
I wasn’t expecting to come home with the BeneBalm, but I’ve told myself for years that if they ever made my BeneTint in a stick form, I have to buy it! I’ve had that little tin of BeneTint for years, but I hate that to use it I have to get my hands dirty – which means I never took it with me anywhere. But now…now I can take my favorite lip gloss anywhere! It’s the same old scent and tint, but a million times easier to apply!
I also decided to cash in some points and came home with a Nars sampler pack. It’s strange to me that I’ve only bought one Nars product over the years (their lip gloss in Orgasm, which I wore at my wedding). The lip color and blush are amazing, and the eyeliner is sitting in my storage drawer for later. I’m not a huge fan of eyeshadow base, but I’ll give this one a shot and let you know if it works! The best part of this package was the blush, to be honest. I don’t know how, but I lost my favorite Ulta blush, which was a pretty good dupe for Nars Orgasm. This one is a great substitute! After shopping, I took myself out to lunch, and headed to work to teach my afternoon class. It was a great way to start off my birthday, even if I did have to work! I hope you’re all having a great week, and I’ll be back to share some more birthday shopping very soon!