The Birthday Splurge.

A photo of an assortment of makeup products spilling from a Sephora bag. NYX Matte Liquid liner; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Birthday Babe Lip Gloss; Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare; Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet; Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien; Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella; Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona; Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser; Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette.

As of  yesterday, I’m feeling 22. That’s right.  Yesterday was my 22nd birthday and I have to say it was the best birthday I have had in years. Have you noticed that there’s something about it being your birthday that makes everything a little more justifiable? Heaping bowl of pasta? Sounds good. Huge desserts? Perfect. Relaxing maybe a little too much? Ain’t no thang. Getting spendy in Sephora and Ulta? No problem.

I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with Ulta and I’m not entirely surprised I found myself there on my birthday. If there was one thing I knew I was going to pick up, it was the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom palette. I don’t buy tons and tons of palettes. I tend to invest in one that I think I’ll get a lot of use out of and I knew when I saw the release of the Tartelette in Bloom Palette that it was going to be the one. I also picked up the NYX Matte Liquid Liner and I already know it’s going to be my new standby because it’s that good. My Ulta birthday freebie is a bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in an Ulta exclusive shade, Birthday Babe. I actually really like the Marvelous Moxie gloss formula because it’s incredibly comfortable to wear.

NYX Matte Liquid liner; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Birthday Babe Lip Gloss; Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare; Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet; Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien; Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella; Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona;

I had big plans on what I was going to pick up in Sephora and came prepared with coupons and freebie gift codes. My skin is currently the fairest it’s ever been since I’ve started wearing makeup (So since the 11th grade) and I haven’t been able to figure out how to pick out a new foundation shade. The solution? Get ColorIQ matched at Sephora. I’ve always wanted to try the Nars Sheer glow Foundation and now seemed like the best time to. I bought it in the shade Barcelona.

Much like everyone else, I’m in a liquid lipstick frenzy these days. I have heard incredible things about the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks so I couldn’t help but pick one out. I ended up with the shade Double Dare, a beautiful nude. I’m a huge fan of the Sephora Cream Lip Stains and after seeing this tutorial, I knew I needed the one in Blackberry Sorbet.

Freebies from Sephora included the most adorable set of mini Nars lip pencils (in Rikugien and Cruella) and I found a voucher for a free mini Beauty Blender solid cleanser (Check it out here to get your own!) so I snagged one of those too.

I’m beyond pleased with everything I bought and can’t wait to start using and reviewing all these goodies.

We shall talk soon.

-Tara Joy

48 thoughts on “The Birthday Splurge.

  1. Pingback: What I Got for Christmas Beauty Edition. | Beaus and Bows

  2. Kat Got Your Tongue

    Happy belated birthday!
    I’m obsessed with Nars products – even if my wallet doesn’t agree 😛 They just added a Sephora into my home town mall and I’m definitely in trouble!!

    katgotyourtongueblog.wordpress.com

  3. carla

    I’m dying to try out Nars cosmetics, but we don’t have it here in South Africa 🙁 I have to wait till I travel to pick up some….and also cannot wait for anastasia beverly hills 😀

  4. Pingback: The Birthday Splurge 2016. - Beaus and Bows

  5. Pingback: What I Got for Christmas Beauty Edition. - Beaus and Bows

Comments are closed