One of my favorite things about April was that it was my birthday month. Now don’t get me wrong I wasn’t to excited to be turning another year older, instead I was more excited about the birthday freebies that you can get. To be honest though, I only participated in one birthday freebie this year, Sephora’s birthday gift. Due to the fact that I decided to get it online instead of actually going into the store I had to purchase at least one item so I thought it would be perfect to bring you a mini Sephora Birthday Haul.
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Let’s start with the samples as they’re part of the reason why I decided to go with online instead of in store. Even though I don’t shop at Sephora on a daily basis, as a beauty blogger I do check their site on a daily basis. I look at any new releases that have come out, weekly specials and what the options for samples are. I happened to check on the day that I ordered and a sample of Dior J’adore perfume was available. I have been wanting to try that forever but haven’t had the opportunity before now so I jumped at it. I also picked up a sample of Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume and a sample card of Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation as I’ve heard mixed reviews on it.
Now for the good part, the actual products. As I mentioned above the main reason for the entire order was for the Sephora Birthday gift which this year was the Nars Lip Pencil Duo Set. This set contains a Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and a Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. For swatches on these two and my thoughts on them make sure to watch the above video.
The other item pictured is the product that I purchased in order to get the birthday item shipped and it’s a small Too Faced palette. This is the Spun Sugar palette and it was released, I believe, last Christmas so this is an older palette and one that is now no longer carried by Sephora. This shows how the bottom slides out to reveal a highlighter, bronzer, and lipgloss, however, there is more to this palette which I show you in the above video.