Friday, August 14, 2009

Today has been a pretty great day! It started out with standing in line for the grand opening of one of my favorite stores, Ulta. First one in my town! I am SOOO excited about it. For those of you who don't know of the store it is a make-up beauty products store that has designer brands as well as drug store brands so you get the BEST of both worlds. While in line I got to sign up for a free facial. Entering into the store I got to draw a gift card ranging from $5 to $100. While I sadly did not get $100 I did get $25. I was stoked. I shopped for about a half hour after getting a bag of free goodies: lotions, lip gloss, nail polish, and fragrances. I went to get my facial. It was AMAZING! It felt really good starting with a pomegranate mask and ending with a delightful moisturizer. The whole skin care line that was used for my facial was good for my red, breakout prone skin. I ended up buying the packet of products because I liked it and it was the same price as the cleanser I have been using by itself. After my facial I was escorted to the makeup section where I had my makeup done, also for FREE, by Smashbox. I was very happy. After my makeup was complete I finished my shopping and stood in line where I was given a few more fragrance samples. I bought 3 Essie nail polishes, they were buy 2 get 1. I also bought 2 eye shades, concealor and powder foundation from the Ulta line that was all buy 2 get 2. I left Ulta a very happy girl with two bags, one full of products I purchased and one full of products I received for free. Plus, I get to go back in a month and spend my $25.00 gift card! I already know what I am purchasing too.

After my shopping extravaganza I indulged in some Starbucks and proceeded to get a couple of errands done. After my errands were complete I spent the afternoon with Lily and on the phone having a much needed and very healing conversation. What a day!


Worried Sick said...

Hello there. Stopping in from SITS. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest... : )

Deb said...

Hope you're having a great weekend as well!

And I hope that your baby's surgery goes well.

Visiting from SITS.

Sweet dreams.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the conversation and for your willingness to begin the healing process by sharing and opening up about the past hurt. We look forward to seeing you, your mom, and Lily on tuesday.

Sarah Dawn said...

Celebrating with you! Oh the joy of a free splurge day.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

C. Beth said...

That sounds like an AWESOME morning!! Ulta is a fun store, and that gift bag sounds fantastic.

Stopping by from SITS. :)