Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Birthday Gift From Sephora & Nars

Hello!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Today, I realized that I have officially made it to the six-month mark of blogging.  Whew!  That was not an easy feat.  Blogging has opened up a whole new world of friendships, creativity, and self-reliance for me.  Around this time last year, I remember asking myself if I was accomplishing the goals I had set out for myself in this lifetime.  I realized that I wasn't, but that I was the only one stopping myself!  That was a major revelation...a story for another day.  I always think of birthdays as a time to reflect on the year that has passed and also as a time to evaluate my life in a major way.   I also think of birthdays as bittersweet because with age (and wrinkles), also comes wisdom lol!  However, I realized that getting older doesn't have to be something you dread if you are constantly making positive changes in your life towards your goals and happiness.  How do you celebrate birthdays? 

 It's important to have something fun to look forward to on your birthday to celebrate as well!  So, you can imagine how excited I was when I received this birthday card from Sephora for being a Beauty Insider with a fabulous gift from Nars (with a purchase)!  Are you a Sephora Beauty Insider? 



Sephora Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien Birthday Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift



Sephora Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien Birthday Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift



Sephora Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien Birthday Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift



Sephora Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien Birthday Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift



Satin Lip Pencil In Rikugien (Top), Velvet Matte Lip Pencil In Cruella (Bottom)


Sephora Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien Birthday Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (Top), Satin Lip Pencil In Rikugien (Bottom)


The store I selected to get my birthday gift from for being a Beauty Insider was the Sephora location at South Coast Plaza Mall.  I chose to shop at that location because of the great customer service I always receive.  There were a few other items I picked up while I was there (you have to purchase an item in order to receive your gift), and I will share a post about those items later on.  However, I am just thrilled about trying on these new Nars Lip Pencil colors in Cruella (Velvet Matte) and Rikugien (Satin) when I go out for dinner and dancing this weekend with my friends to celebrate!

A Special Thank You to Sephora and Nars for Making Birthdays Fun Again!

Hope you Make It a Great Week:)

XO Joanna 

83 comments:

  1. Happy birthday my dear!! and keeps blogging:-) Very nice gifts :-)

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  2. Happy birthday Joanna ❤ ❤ ❤ its a pleasure to meet you here :) Have a wonderful day my dear !!! Beautiful gift :)

    Big kisses :***
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  3. Happy birthday dear :)
    God bless and be happy :)
    Love this gifts.

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  4. Congrats on the 6 months of blogging and happy birthday! Always love picking up those Sephora birthday gifts!

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  5. Great post<3 thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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  6. Happy Birthday Joanna! :) I love those birthday gifts from Sephora!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  7. Hope you had an amazing birthday and congrats on the 6 months!! Im so very happy to have met you through blogging. I got the same gift from Sephora on my birthday and love them.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I love these gifts! It totally made my birthday bearable.

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  8. Thanks my dear friend :D I'm really grateful that you think is a good idea. I feel that my duty was fulfilled. With this kind of posts I want to pass you the idea that it's easy to save money and that it is much better to have something done for us and which we identify. <3

    Congratulations on all the way. I'm really glad I met through the blog and consider you as a friend. Though you may not think so, every comment your on my blog is like a patronage to continue and this is very important.
    Keep going <3

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  9. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+, Twitter, facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
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    1. Thank you for visiting Rabea! I will!

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  10. How fabulous.Happy birthday and congrats on your 6 months of blogging
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  11. Great colours !Hope you had an amazing birthday !
    xoxo

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  12. Happy birthday dear Joanna. I totally agree with you, very often we are the only ones who are stopping ourselves. It is hard to acknowledge that but when we do, new opportunities appear, don't they!

    This set is wonderful, it is indeed a lovely bday gift. Those two lip pencils are so pretty.

    Thank you for your wonderful comment and support. I'm considering opening an etsy shop.

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    1. Thank you Ivana! So glad to hear you are opening up your own shop!

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  13. Happy birthday, Joanna!! I hope you are having a fabulous day!

    And wow! Congratulations on 6 months of blogging! That's awesome! You're such a pro - I would swear you were a blogger much longer. :)

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! You are so sweet. I spend a lot of my time planning.

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  14. Gotta love those birthday gifts from Sephora! Great way to celebrate! Congrats on 6 months of blogging! It is a great way to express yourself and meet new friends along the way!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! I am so glad we met!

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  15. Without doubt. A useful trend and I'm going to follow:P

    I'm glad you think so. Actually many Men take over the portfolios of girlfriends to deposit all the artifacts.

    I am honest: use bag because I'm extremely autonomous and I need to carry my stuff.
    Here in Portugal the mindsets are very closed and associate this object to women. So if you see a Man with a clutch point the finger and say they have a different sexual orientation. Anyway. I've stopped caring about this :D

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    1. It is most important to do what makes you happy. I have learned this:) Glad you are doing what makes you happy:)

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  16. Beautiful colors! Happy Birthday and congrats on the six month mark! So wonderful. :) Have a beautiful day!

    xo, Bry

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  17. Beautiful colors! Happy Birthday and congrats on the six month mark! So wonderful. :) Have a beautiful day!

    xo, Bry

    GothicRomance.Naughty&Nice

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  18. Happy birthday dear, enjoy your day! xo

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  19. Happy Birthday! I love the shade! :)

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  20. nice gift!!

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  21. I love your blog! Have nice weekend:)

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  22. Happy birthday!! Getting older is bittersweet but I think it's mostly sweet. If nothing else, I wouldn't really want to go back in time to a younger time! I have the feeling you'll always be beautiful too, so age will always be nothing but a number to you! I look forward to hearing more about what pushed you to blog and experience life the way you want to! XO
    -Lauren Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Thank you Lauren! You are so sweet! I hope I age well:) I wouldn't want to go back in time either.

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  23. Happy Birthday Joanna and happy 6 months blogging birthday! I agree the blogging community is like a different world and it is so amazing to see all the creativity, self expression, positivity and support. Ooo I love how you did your swatches as hearts! You are one classy, sassy and a beautiful woman Joanna, don't ever forget that!

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    1. Thank you Rainbow. I agree, bloggers are so supportive and positive. Thank you for the compliments dear. You made my day!

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  24. Great post! Happy birthday!❤❤❤

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  25. Nice blog!

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  26. Oh very cute set sweetie
    the color is lovely
    xx

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  27. Congrats on 6 months of blogging (time flies, doesn't it?) and happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed your birthday treats!
    XO Amanda | Sans Scrubs

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    1. Thank you Amanda! Time does certainly fly when you are having fun.

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  28. so nice post!
    I like nars!
    f4f?
    isidora
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  29. Amazing post!

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  30. Happy Birthday girl <3

    Have a nice day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  31. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  32. awww, isn't that a sweet surprise :P lovely shades btw!

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  33. I love the darker one! So on trend right now! Congrats on 6 months! X

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  34. Happy birthday day dear and congrats on your mini milestone
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  35. Happy birthday!!! Blogging is definitely a hard job but it is what we love, so I wish you the best on this path :)

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  36. you are so fashion and like you and trust you

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  37. Your clothes,is so fashionable.I very love you picture show on the blog.

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  38. So in love with your dress!! Perfect for summer!

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  39. Awesome post my Dear ! :)

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  40. loving this outfit…looking great sweetie!!

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  41. Love the print and you look gorgeous!Keep up a good work! <3
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