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The Sephora and Ulta Birthday Gift for 2017

Happy 2017 friends,
I just turned 42 on Dec 26 and I had to grab my birthday offers from Ulta and Sephora. So, if you have an upcoming birthday this year, sign up here for free for the Sephora Beauty Insider Program and the Ulta Ultamate Rewards Program and you too can get goodies on your special day.
I was very excited for the Sephora gift for 2017 because the Tarte brand was going to be part of it. I only own the Tarte mascara and because I got the gift on Dec 31, I was able to get the Tarte set. Yay!  if not if was either a Marc Jacobs gift set of 2016 or a soy face cleanser by Fresh and unfortunately Marc jacobs was all out in the stores near me and my heart was not set on the cleanser.
Now, on to to the Tarte birthday gift, you get an exclusive shade in their 12 hour Amazonian clay blush called Paaarty and their lip paint in Birthday Suit.

This is such a cute nude set and the colors matched my skin tone wonderfully. In the picture below, I am wearing the blush as my eyeshadow crease color and of course on my cheeks and the lippie Birthday Suit on my lips. I am very pleased with theses goodies:)

Now on to the Ulta gift. Urban Decay is the brand being featured and a great brand it is. I'm not sure if other Ulta stores had different shades but mine was Midnight Cowboy a very loved and hated shadow because of the glitter particles. LOL Be warned it does have glitter fall out so either put it on before makeup application or place an eye shield or tissue under your eye to prevent the dreaded disco ball face.
Nonetheless, this is a very beautiful champagne pink color with silver glitter Here is the swatch below...

And Im wearing it on my lids in this IG pic I posted.

So friends make sure to sign up for these programs to get in on on these goodies and more from Sephora and Ulta.

Sincerely, The Color Wheel Gallery💋


  1. nice!! you lucked up with the shadow from Ulta. i really wish they would either pick one gift for the whole year or make the gifts the same value. i think i got the crappy ulta shadow palette last year and not really looking forward to this first quarter gift. now sephora, i can't wait for that one!!! i love Tarte! I'm med-dark brown complexion, so i think i will be able to pull this off. lastly, and more importantly, happy belated birthday!!! i hope it was lovely and fabulous!!! i have to say that i am getting older and pluck a grey hair the second i see it, BUUUUT will rethink that after seeing this color on you. you look fabulously stunning!!! i love the color in your hair. i can't believe i didn't think to do that!! that last look on you is just so it!!

  2. Yes Sephora and Ulta are stepping up thier game 🤗 Aw thank you so much! I'm definitely having fun with this new color totally different for sure. Yes definitely get the Tarte it's really nice and the color is universal.

  3. Last yr was my first time ever picking up my gift from Sephora, and I actually got both gifts... Question: does Sephora give out the same two gifts all year? My bday is in November. Thanks!

  4. Last yr was my first time ever picking up my gift from Sephora, and I actually got both gifts... Question: does Sephora give out the same two gifts all year? My bday is in November. Thanks!

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