It's Not Even My Birthday


I celebrated my 28th birthday on April 29th. So, I'm a little late getting this up. BUT! Today IS Kyle's birthday, and I thought I’d curate a few things you have to do on or before your birthday! Truth to told, I spend so much time thinking of all these grand birthday ideas, then in classic Kimberly fashion, I wait until the last minute to decide on a plan. Ugh! Maybe one year, I’ll plan a really big party for myself. Although, truly all I want for my birthday is to spend time with people I love + people that love me. Lucky for me, I was pleasantly surprised with just that -- a table full of my friends at Italic for dinner. Dinner was so yummy!

It was the best part of my day! :)

However, scoring some free goodies on your CAKE DAY can’t hurt either, which is why I present the list below. It’s sure to make your day extra special. 

  • Sephora Birthday Gift - Be part of the Beauty Rewards program. Then, anytime during the month of your birthday you can claim your birthday gift. There were two options this year. Either a Tarte or Caudlie set - and an option for gents by Jack Black (online only). I chose the Tarte set which includes a mini Taretist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in “Birthday Suit” + a mini Amazonian Clay 12-HR Blush in “Paaarty”.

  • Ulta Birthday Gift - To receive Ulta’s birthday gift, you must be signed up for their loyalty/reward program. Then, wait until you get the email from them to claim your gift in-store. This actually annoyed me a little because I stopped in to pick up some other items, and couldn’t claim my gift because I hadn’t gotten the email. I’m still looking for that email, Ulta. :/

  • Rewards Programs - You know all those rewards programs you sign up for with some bogus email address. Am I the only one with an email address specifically for promos?! :) Well, your birthday is usually the time to cash in on birthday offers. So, be on the lookout for text messages or notifications from all the programs you participate in.

  • Starbucks - If you’re waiting to register a gift card as part of their Rewards program, WHY?! Now, in my opinion, Starbucks isn’t the best coffee. (I’m a total coffee snob!) But, I still go regularly, and I’m not above getting a free drink or food item on my birthday! :)

  • Alamo Drafthouse - Austinites, sign up for the Alamo Victory Program. You get a free ticket on your birthday, and even more awesome rewards the more you visit!

  • Check Your Email - Payless, Panera, MyoMassage, CheapoAir, Tiny Prints ….the list goes on. All these companies sent me birthday coupons, deals, and offers. So, search “birthday” in your inbox, and don’t miss out on all the awesome birthday-inspired deals.


What do you prefer - a quite lowkey birthday OR do you celebrate the entire month?!
Haha! Also, comment if you know of any other birthday freebies. 

stay tuned... next post, I'm sharing
my trip to CABO! 

XO, Kimberly