Birthday beauty freebies from ULTA, Sephora and CVS.
I just had my birthday month and got to take part in one of my favorite things – picking up all my birthday freebies! My favorite freebies always come from Sephora and ULTA, but there are a few other great beauty freebies you can take advantage of.
Each year Sephora gives you a choice of two different gifts. This year I decide on the Kat Von D makeup kit. It has a three lip gloss samples and a mini of her tattoo liner and setting powder. Get your freebie by signing up as a beauty insider before your birthday month.
ULTAmate rewards members can get a variety of beauty gifts on their birthday. The gift changes every quarter and is usually listed in the recent ad. This year I got a Lancome Monsieur mascara mini and a couple of years ago I got a full-size NYX palette! Sign up here.
CVS Beauty Club
The CVS Beauty Club
CVS Beauty Club members get a free birthday gift every year. It could be anything from body lotion to nail polish. Just sign up for the program and it will be loaded onto your CVS Extracare card in your birthday month. You also get $3 for every $30 spent on makeup, hair and skincare products.
NYX Cosmetics Makeup Crew members get $5 off a purchase during their birthday month. Members also get discounts for hitting spending thresholds and earn points for every dollar spent. Members can also get certain products engraved for free!
NARS has a special free mini duo (with purchase) during your birthday month. Just visit this link to get the current birthday offer code. The code works online and in NARS stores.
The new countertop fridge by FaceTory helps extend the life of your skincare products.
Beauty experts have long suggested putting certain beauty products in the fridge to prolong the life of the product. K-Beauty company FaceTory has created a tiny cute pink fridge designed to hold your favorite skin masks, creams serums and more. The FaceTory fridge has a door shelf to hold sheet masks and three adjustable shelves to accommodate different sized containers.
The 10-liter fridge is also helpful for storing face oils and other products that are sensitive to sunlight. The temperature of the fridge can be adjusted from 48 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with an AC/DC cable.
The Facetory fridge is priced at $89 and is available at FaceTory.com and (I may get a commission from this link) Amazon. You can get a FREE fridge if you subscribe to FaceTory’s Annual 7 Lux Subscription.
Revlon introduces limited edition lipstick collection inspired by the popular Amazon series.
Revlon has partnered with Amazon to create a lipstick collection for its popular series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. The Marvelous Super Lustrous Collection includes two lipstick trios, “Take The Stage Reds” and “Stand Up Nudes”. Both sets will be available on Amazon.com while supplies last.
The (I may get a commission from this link) “Take The Stage Reds” collection includes Fire & Ice, Certainly Red, and Cherries in the Snow, one of Revlon’s oldest and most popular shade. Cherries in the Snow was mentioned by Midge in Season 1 of the series.
The (I may get a commission from this link) Stand-Up Nudes trio includes three universal nude shades; Pink Truffle, Blushing Mauve and Rum Raisin-another Revlon original. Midge Maisel embodies a Revlon girl from the 1950s making the collab a perfect fit for Revlon’s classic colors.
Each trio in The Marvelous Super Lustrous Collection is available exclusively on Amazon for $19.99 for each set. Watch Midge behind the Revlon counter in season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video.
Bluemercury offers free two day-shipping everyday.
I recently ran out of my favorite NARS blush, Gaiety. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it at any local store, so I went on a web search. It is available at the NARS site but I wasn’t interested in stacking the cart or paying $5.95 for shipping. Luckily, I ran into Bluemercury.
Bluemercury is a boutique beauty retailer that carries higher end makeup and skincare. You’ll find brands like Bobby Brown, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier and Hourglass. The big bonus about the company is you get free two-day shipping with practically every purchase.
I bought a NARS blush for $30 and got free shipping, three samples and one deluxe sample. I got a pair of skyn ICELAND firming ice gels, Hum Glow Sweet Glow gummies, NARS deluxe Sheer Glow Foundation sample and Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian thermal water mineral-rich moisturizer.
So next time you need something, check out Bluemercury!
Coming from an area where shopping is plentiful, I always feel like they are not enough ULTA locations in Maryland. Beauties in the Baltimore area will soon have a new store to visit in Arundel Mills! The new location will be having a grand opening weekend that begins on May 3, 2019.
The special event runs Friday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th. Each day the first 100 guests* will receive an Ulta Beauty treat – valued anywhere from $5 to $100. Guests must be 16 or older to get the gift. For more details about the grand opening, visit the ULTA Facebook page.
The store is also hiring, so if you’re looking click here.