Birthdays are made for kids. Once you're old enough to vote and drink, there are few milestones left that make aging really fun ("Wooo! I get to rent a car!
"). While you might not miss being spanked for every year you've lived, or being blindfolded and asked to hit a paper maché donkey with a stick, one downside of grown up birthdays is the lack of loot. Whereas in childhood, you opened present after present, as an adult, you probably instead enjoy some heartfelt cards and a maybe a gift or two. Call me childish, but I think grown ups deserve to get a little spoiled on their birthdays.
Last year, Sara posted ten ways to live it up on your birthday for free
. Check out my updated list of birthday freebies from some of your favorite beauty retailers. And, hey--you don't look a day older than whatever-age-is-five-years-younger-than-you-actually-are.
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