Happy Birthday beauty freebies for 2017





One of the best benefits of joining those store rewards programs are the freebies! This year Sephora has three to choose from, skincare from Caudalie, blush and lipstick from Tarte or grooming essentials for men from Jack Black. This year I decided to go with Tarte. The blush is a nice pretty pink and the lip gloss is more like a liquid lipstick in a nude shade (and it smells minty). All you have to do to get your free birthday gift is sign up for the Beauty Insider club online or in store. You can get your free gift anytime during your birthday month – no purchase required!

ULTA changes their birthday gift every quarter or so. You can usually find it in the ad book sent out in the mail. Some stores are also giving out a freebie from Benefit (they used to do a free eyebrow wax). Getting your gift is harder. You have to be registered for the rewards program and wait to get an email in the mail that can be redeemed for your gift. Summer 2017’s gift is this cool NYX eyeshadow palette ($18 value ) filled with some great fall colors.

Other beauty rewards programs:

  • CVS Beauty – Separate from your regular CVS card, get $5 when you spend $50 and $3 for your birthday.
  • MAC – Free shipping, discounts and samples. No birthday gift but you’ll  get a free full size product on your anniversary.



New Sephora opening at Downtown Summerlin

The long awaited Downtown Summerlin shopping center is opening on Oct.9. Just one of the many new stores coming to the new center is Sephora.


To celebrate the grand opening of Sephora Downtown Summerlin, the beauty retailer has s special gift for shoppers.  With your purchase of $25 or more guests will get this Sephora makeup bag designed by Malika Favre for free. You must be a Beauty Insider and present the printed email associated with your account. So if you aren’t already, head over to Sephora and sign up for an account. You’ll get special offers, rack up points that can be redeemed for deluxe samples and get a free gift (like this one from MUFE) on your birthday.

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Downtown Summerlin opens Thursday, Oct. 9 with a four-day block party celebration.