As I'm writing this, it's Mid-October. My birthday was back in Mid-September. Which means, YES I certaintly do take celebrating my birthday MONTH seriously. This years haul, compared to last, is almost excusively makeup products. Last year I got clothes and other things because I had an entire weekend to celebrate. This year was low key. My birthday was on a Tuesday, and nothing was going on. That being said, I got a number of freebies and some other items I purchased myself!
I love cinnamon scented everything so these candles were nice. I also like "outdoorsy" scents as well so I was glad to get a candle that smells like trees.
These next items I purchased myself. This fall I am very into purple lips (and eyes). So I picked up Wet N Wild's: MegaEyes Creme Eyeliner in Eggplant, MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in That's My Jam, MegaLast Lip Color in Sugar Plum Fairy, and MegaLast Lip Color in Ravin' Rasin. I also have a thing for peachy lips for day to day so I also got: Glassy Gloss Lip Gel in 3 2 1 Glass-t Off!, and a Silk Finish Lipstick in Sunset Peach.
These brushes I was gifted by Wet N Wild specifically for my birthday (thank you WNW!). Included in their Essential Brush set are: an angled liner brush, a crease brush, a contour brush, and a small eyeshadow brush. I absolutely adore these brushes! So cute and girly, plus these were sold out for the longest time, so receiving them as a gift was very appreciated.
The next set of goodies were also all freebies. If you're a rewards member with Ulta you get a free eyeshadow from Urban Decay in Midnight Cowboy. The shade is stun-ning btw. From Sephora you get free deluxe samples from Marc Jacobs if you are a part of their rewards progam too. Included is a mini Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a mini Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer.
Sephora had pretty nice samples when I shopped their site. I chose samples of Urban Decay's Primer Potion, and samples of Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow pomade. I've always wanted to try both so I was happy about these.
I needed some new nail polishes, so I shopped Sephora.com. I am obsessed with holographic and duo-crome nails and was pleased Sephora had some affordable options. I picked up: Formula X The Effects in Determined, Ciate London Mini Paint Pot in Deco Delight, and NAILS INC Fibre Optic in Hampstead Court. I also picked up some Kiss nail glue and Gel Fantasy nails from Walgreens.
Also from Walgreens I was very excited to find they carried Tattoo Junkie Lip Paints. This is another item that is often sold out, and everytime I checked my local Walgreens, they didn't have it in stock. Of course I picked up the shade Whatever, because purple. I also got Wet N Wild's limited edition Coloricon Matte Liquid Lipstick in Don't Be A Plum Plum.
Glitter lips is also a trend I wanted to try, and the formula of both the liquid lip and glitter are top notch. Even better they are affordable.
The final items I purchased for myself were some things from Poshmark and Ebay. From Poshamrk I found this mark Bohista Suedeshadow Eye Quad in Exotic. This has been discontinued for a long time and my old one was damaged, but this is the perfect everyday fall eyeshadow palette. I also found on Ebay, the matching mark Bohista Suedeshine Lip Quad. I also picked up a selfie fan, because it's so necessary. And a selfie light.
The last gift I got was from my son. He picked out this adorable bracelet, which is actually a lip gloss. This is by far my favorite gift, and I've been wearing it everywhere.
Happy Birthday to me, and I am kind of sad my birthday month is over lol.