So, every year I grab an item or two from Sephora around my birthday to treat myself and to get their yearly birthday freebie. This year, it’s this awesome NARS duo of lip crayons:
Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and Satin Lip Pencil in Rkugen
Cannot wait to try this! They look interesting.
I ordered myself two rather luxe items. First, I ordered something I’ve been wanting to try for ages, but I’ve been waiting to use up another product (took me a year to use up my MAC Mineralize Concealer). The object of lust is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantillty, and oh my gosh…it appears to PERFECTLY match my ridiculously pale skin tone. If it covers and wears well like the reviews say, I’m thinking this is worth the $29.00 for the color match alone!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
Next is something I have lusted after since before it was released (thanks, YouTube), the Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in the shade Bitter Sweet.
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Bitter Sweet
Dat packaging tho…
AHHHH GAHD! Can we talk about purple? Let’s just talk about purple. Purple is my favorite color and you can easily find purple eye shadows and lipsticks. Blushes? Not really. You can find the rare lavender, but they usually end up reading as pink on the skin. I can’t tell you how excited I am that UD is bringing back the COLOR with this blush line. Check out the other shades and you’ll see what I mean…not everything is nudes!
Anyway, Sephora was having a deal with a coupon code where you could get 3 deluxe samples, so I jumped on that. Here’s what I got:
Deluxe samples of Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub, Jack Black lip balm, and Dolce and Gabbana Passion Eyes curling mascara
How awesome is that? I usually make my own lip scrub with sugar and coconut oil, so having one from Fresh is always awesome when they have these samples (it’s a very nice product). The Jack Black lip balm has SPF 25, so that’s going right in my purse! I have tried the Dolce and Gabanna Passion Eyes mascara, but not this curling version (I liked it, just not $30 worth, LOL).
Sephora also always offers 3 free samples so I got this Urban Decay card sample of the blush trio in Naked Flushed:
Urban Decay Naked Flushed sample card
I also received a Christian Dior Diorshow mascara sample and a sample of the Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer (I’m excited to try this, since it’s a water based primer):
Samples of Christian Dior Diorshow mascara and Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer
All in all, I would say with all the deluxe samples that this order was a great value for the money and made my birthday feel rather special! I cannot wait to share how these things work for me with all of you!
What do you guys do for your birthday? Anything special?