Today I have the free Birthday gifts from Sephora and Ulta to show you. If you are a rewards member at Ulta and a Beauty Insider at Sephora, you are entitled to a free birthday gift with no purchase necessary. Sephora has had this program going for a while now, but this is Ulta’s inaugural year. My birthday is next week, but I was able to pick up both gifts already so I have them here to show you. Let’s start with Sephora.
This year, the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Day Gift is this Make Up For Ever Happy Birthday Celebration duo. The set features deluxe size samples of Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara and Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N9 Copper Pink. The mascara brush has a fun shape, and it is designed for dramatic lashes. The mini lipstick is a gorgeous warm pink with brown undertones, perfect for me. I am really happy with this year’s free gift. If you are not a Sephora Beauty Insider, you really should be. It’s free to sign up, and even if you don’t buy anything from Sephora, you still get a free birthday gift every year. Last year’s gift was a set from Benefit, and the year before that was a duo of Fresh Sugar lip treatments. If you are a VIB Rouge member, you also will receive an MUFE Aqua Eyes eyeliner sample for your birthday along with the mascara and lipstick.
Ulta’s first free Birthday gift is a full-sized Signature CK One Mascara. It has an adjustable wand, where the shorter and plumper size is supposed to help with volume, and the longer size is supposed to help with added length. Gimmicky, maybe, but still pretty cool. I am happy with this gift, though mascara wouldn’t have been my first choice. I do love that, unlike Sephora, Ulta is giving out full size birthday gifts. I have mentioned Ulta’s Reward program many times on this blog, so I won’t go into detail now. I will just say that I prefer it to Sephora’s program because points earned convert into dollars off your purchases instead of pre-picked gifts that you may or may not want. It’s free to join at Ulta as well, and it is definitely worth it.
So, those were my Birthday freebies from Sephora and Ulta. You can’t really complain about getting free stuff, am I right? Oh, and I have a question for you. Are you interested in me doing a birthday haul? I hesitate because hauls aren’t as much fun in blog form as they are in video, which is why I stopped doing them. But I’ll do a haul post if you want to see it. Let me know in the comments below. My birthday is next Tuesday, and I will definitely have more beauty stuff on the way.