Barneys New York “Love Yourself” Event, March 2015


I always know that spring is almost here when I receive my promotional card for the Barneys New York “beauty bag event,” officially known as “LOVE YOURSELF.”

The details for this year:

March 10-14, 2015

“Spend $200 in-store or online in beauty, treatment or fragrances and receive a women’s beauty bag or men’s dopp kit filled with our favorites.”  (One per customer, while supplies last, etc.)

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has a photo of the bag and its contents—see here.

I’m sitting out this round, but I thought I’d just pass along the information. Have fun, shoppers!

Mini Perfume Bottle Project at Osswald NYC


If you’ve ever visited the Osswald boutique in New York (you can read my review of it here!), you must have noticed the wall display of hundreds of mini perfume bottles. It’s a unique and fascinating installation.

Osswald is currently sourcing new mini bottles for its display and is inviting its customers to contribute. Here is the official information (thanks to my friend Josie, who is a member of the Osswald NYC team)…

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“Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power” at The Jewish Museum


Helena Rubinstein’s birthdate was December 25, 1872, so I thought I’d share this vintage advertisement (featuring Madame Rubinstein herself!) and a reminder that the Jewish Museum’s exhibition about Rubinstein continues through March 22. I highly recommend it—it gives a detailed and lively look at the career of this one-of-a-kind cosmetics entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist. You can read more of my thoughts on the exhibition here, at

For more information about the show, visit the Jewish Museum’s website.

Image via the Jewish Museum.