Ninety-second day of work selfie

I got this colourful dress at the Fiji Day festival at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby a few weeks ago.  I wore it to the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday because it’s so bright and colourful.  My matching blue cardigan is from Ross Dress For Less in the States.  My necklace is from UBC and my earrings are from Claire’s.  My bracelet is from Sears and my ring is from the Blim Market festival downtown.  I finally washed my hair this weekend and then straightened it myself.  I will never be able to get it back to salon quality, but at least it still looks decent.  I got a shellac manicure and pedicure at Beauty Lounge in Richmond yesterday with a Groupon I bought.  This bright royal blue is my favourite colour.  Hopefully it will last for a while. 

Free birthday gift from Sephora

As promised, I am now beginning to post about my free birthday deals.  Sephora is the only non-food place from which I received one.  Well, one of two I guess, because there was also Boulevard Casino where I got that free pen and that $5 of slot play.  But that one was unexpected.  This one I knew I was going to get.

I had heard from people about the free birthday gift from Sephora in the past, but had never received on until now.  To claim it, all you have to do is visit your local Sephora or shop online during the month of your birthday.  It’s best that you register for their beauty insider rewards program before doing so.  It doesn’t cost anything and it doesn’t matter if you’ve shopped there before or not.  As long as you have a birthday, you qualify.

I had been told that you had to visit the store on your actual birthday in order to get the free gift.  But since I worked on my birthday this year, and wanted to go get dinner right after work, I didn’t want to spend any time in a mall that day.  And then I read somewhere that you could go anytime during your birthday month, not just on the actual day.  And since my birthday falls on the last day of the month, I had to go before.  So on July 30th, I walked into Sephora at Richmond Centre to claim my free gift.

The free gift is a Sugar Lip Treatment mini lip duo.  One is coloured and one is tinted.  All you have to do is go to the cashiers and tell them it’s your birthday.  I didn’t have a beauty insider card with me, but I did have the email.  And so the mini lip duo was mine for the taking.

And for the guys who think this deal does not apply to you, think again.  I’m pretty sure you could get a min lip duo for your girlfriend if you wanted.  But you can also get a free Anthony Logistics for Men facial cleanser.  So guys, you have not been forgotten.  Everyone deserves free birthday gifts.

I remember when I came home that day, I told my mom I got a free birthday gift from Sephora.  To which she responded, “Really, you shop there that often?”.  To which I replied, “No, I never actually shop there, you just get a free gift on your birthday.”  I haven’t really used it much yet.  I sort of failed because I took it with me in my purse when I went to the pride parade.  That was one of the hottest days of the year.  Consequently, my lipstick sort of melted from the heat.  But it’s not completely destroyed, which is good.  Plus it was free.  When I get another one next year, I’ll be sure to hide it from the heat.

Click here to join the Sephora beauty inside rewards program and get the free birthday gift email on your birthday.