Hello! It's the weekend! I actually left work a couple hours early today so I could go to the Target Clinic before the after-work-before-the-weekend rush. Nothing too serious, but I have some face things I wanted to take care of and I inadvertently got some medicine for my acne. I've been reluctant to get medical help for my acne, but I suppose it's finally time. It's serious stuff and I'm kind of leery of using it...Yes, that's exactly what you want to read about on a makeup blog post. Actually, maybe you do; I can see that being an interesting post. I just want clear skin, damnit!
As the (uncreative) title suggests, this is my sort-of birthday haul! These are things I got on/after my birthday, which occurred after my mom came down for a visit so basically what I'm trying to say is that this is almost a continuation of the haul before this one. ...yeah.
I got a couple things in the mail that I've been waiting on forever, so I'm going to start with those. Specifically, what I got from Zoya! For the Fourth of July, they had a special where you could get any three nail polishes for "free"; you'd just have to pay $12 for shipping and handling. That's about 60% off retail, so who can resist? Plus, Zoya makes great polish and even at full price I think it's totally worth it. The only problem is that the promotion was (obviously) super popular so it took a very, very long time to get shipped out. I ordered these polishes June 30th and I didn't get it until July 15th or 16th. Maybe later, I don't remember exactly.
To my surprise, when I came home from work a few days later from work, there was a package from eBay in front of my door. I wasn't expecting anything so I was confused until I opened it and saw this inside! Apparently, my mom had gone on eBay and bought the set for me. I was worried she paid more than $10 for it, but she wouldn't tell me how much she spent, saying it was a gift. I can be weird about makeup from eBay and was worried since the safety seal had been cut. My mom e-mailed the seller and she assured her that it was unused and she opened it just to show the products and after some inspection, I'm feeling okay about it.
At Ulta, if you're a member of their rewards program, you can get a coupon for a free full sized CK One mascara on your birthday!
If you problems like me and are an Ulta Platinum member (it's not that hard to do; you need to spend like...$400 I think in a calendar year and I somehow managed to reach it almost purely by buying my conditioner exclusively from Ulta) you also get a coupon for $10 off anything! Anything! So I bought the LORAC AfterGlo palette!
And now for the cherry on the cake of my birthday! Late on my birthday, my husband texted me asking me what I wanted. We had discussed it earlier and I said I didn't want anything since we were trying to save money (his birthday is very close to mine so we tend to make joint-birthday decisions). As more of a joke than anything, I told him I wanted the Siren eyeshadow palette from Marc Jacobs. I had played with it a little last time I was in Sephora and fell in love with it, but I couldn't bring myself to spend $59 on an eyeshadow palette, even if it was the color of the rainbow.
And that's everything! A very happy birthday, and not just because of the neat stuff I got! It just sucks getting a year older. It's only fun until you're 21, then it's all downhill from there.
Thanks for reading! <3