Birthday Treats 2017

I’m back with the list!

Last year was a little difficult as we were in the process of purchasing our first home and moving but I’m writing this list since it is one of my most popular and is requested when I don’t!

When I was putting together this list, I realized that I didn’t receive as many emails/coupon cards as I normally would. I think it’s because I’ve unsubscribed from quite a few emails and stopped supporting some companies. Also moving and changing my address probably added to that. You can see 2015’s list here for comparison. Enough chit chat! I present 2017’s list of birthday coupons.


Ulta (Platinum status)

Email received: 2/1


  • 2x points on purchases all month
  • Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer Deluxe mini
  • $10 off purchase 

Valid: Birthday month


Email received: 2/11

Offer: Tarte Blush and Lip gloss set OR Caudalie Skin Care brightening and hydrating duo OR Jack Black Cleanser and Moisturizer duo for men

Valid: Birthday month

Too Faced

Email received: 2/4

Offer: 10% off your purchase of $50

Valid: 30 days after email was sent.


Email received: 2/18

Offer: 20% off online purchase (no minimum) and free a deluxe gift.

Valid: for 8 days after email was sent.

Bare Minerals

Email received: none (system problem and a lot of people didn’t receive it but just ask in store)

Offer: eyeshadow in either Bare skin or Cashmere as a FAB member 

Valid: 30 days after email was sent.



Email received: 2/1

Offer: $5 off purchase (Premier status receives $10)

Valid: Birthday month, it will be on your account when you log in.

Finish Line 

Email received: 2/1

Offer: $10 off purchase – no minimum

Valid: Birthday month



Tory Burch

Email received: I didn’t receive an email like I normally would, and I emailed customer service about it. They sent me a code once I confirmed my birth date and saw that I was a subscriber. This year, the minimum purchase amount increased from $50 to $100. 

Offer: $50 off purchase of $100+

Valid: Birthday month


Container Store

Email received: 2/25

Offer: 15% off purchase

Valid: Expired 3/1


Email received: 2/1

Offer: 15% off purchase

Valid: Birthday month, will be on your account if you are a member. (I used mine a few days into March and it still worked.)

World Market

Email received: 2/1

Offer: $10 off purchase in store or online 

Valid: Expired 3/3

Vera Bradley 

Email received: 2/1, also a card in the mail.

Offer: 25% off my entire purchase at any Vera Bradley store as well as at the Factory Outlet.

Valid: Birthday month

Michael’s (Craft)

Email received: 2/25, also a card in the mail.

Offer: 50% off one item

Valid: 2/28-3/14


I know it’s noticeably shorter but this is all I have to offer.

You’re welcome!!!


Airplane Skin Routine

Holiday travel season is approaching as quickly as the cold weather that comes with it. Some of us will be on a plane for an hour or less and others almost 24 hours between flights and airports. I was reading about beauty routines while traveling and I thought that I’d share what I’m taking with me this season, and plan on trying as well.

For the last year or two I’ve been trying to figure out what works best for my face for my long haul flights. We take 2-3 flights to get home and most of the time, we’re delayed which means we spend more time than we hope in airports. While I’ve found a lip balm** that is a MUST for me while flying, I’m still working on finding the perfect face cream. This is because Seattle is cold and Barbados is warm and I break into a sweat at the door of the airplane when I land in Barbados. Therefore, I’m looking for a moisturizing cream that won’t have me looking like I’m ready for the fryer when I get to Barbados. Lately, I’ve been using my Clinique Overnight Moisture Surge Mask because I love how smooth it leaves my skin. But, as I’m learning, a hydrating face mist is very important to include. I’ve been taking notes from The 5 Most Important Products To Use On A Plane and 23 Things Beauty Pros Won’t Travel Without, and I’ve put together a new kit for myself that includes travel sizes of the following:

Airplane Skin Routine

It also helps to have cute little pouches to hold everything in like these (1,2,3) but in reality we all need a TSA friendly pouch to put everything in. As far as sanitizer goes, I have the Honest gel sanitizer in every one of the baby bags that I use but I think I’ll get the spray one to put in my travel bag. I don’t know if I would be able to do a full wipe, spray and cleanse when traveling with a baby at the beginning of a flight but I know my husband will help out in some way lol.

I also recommend following Chriselle Lim’s Blog for more ideas. She’s my current blog crush (>_<) mainly because she’s a new mom too AND a stylist.