Hello, hello sweet friends, how are you today? 🙂 I hope you’re doing well and happy hump day! 🙂 So, I don’t know if you are aware of this, but I’ll be celebrating my 24th birthday this Friday (YAY!), and thus, I’ve been doing a little bit of beauty shopping. I shouldn’t be really, because there are numerous bigger budget items that I would like to/need to save for, but hey…a beauty addict’s gotta do what a beauty addict’s gotta do. 😉
About a week ago, I received the most lovely email from Sephora, saying that it was time for me to pick up my annual birthday freebie. This is, no joke, one of the best emails I receive in the entire year. In case you don’t know, Sephora has a dollar-for-point rewards program, so basically, that means that every dollar you spend will earn you a point. You can bank and use these points to redeem various rewards throughout the year, valued at 100 points ($100), 250 points ($250) or 500 points ($500), but another special little perk of being a “Beauty Insider,” (join here if you aren’t one already!) regardless of the amount of money you spend in Sephora, is the birthday gift . Now, it’s always a small gift and it varies throughout the world, but still, every year, on your birthday, you will get a little gift from Sephora on or around your birthday! How nice!
This year, I’ve heard that the gift is pretty good from friends who have celebrated their birthdays earlier in the year, so, naturally, I couldn’t wait to try it for myself! Well, I picked up my mini NARS lip pencil duo towards the end of last week (you know, in the midst of my beauty
hoarding shopping), and while I haven’t given them a “full” try, I wanted to share my preliminary thoughts, a mini review, if you will, with you today, as well as some thoughts on a dry shampoo that I picked up on Friday night that seems to be quite hyped at the moment. Question is, does it deserve the hype that it’s been getting? Hmmm…let’s find out, shall we!? 🙂