Earlier this month I had an opportunity to meet John Waters. He made an appearance at an academic conference in his hometown of Baltimore, and he was as funny as you’d expect and as gracious as you could hope. He spent a while signing books and other memorabilia after he spoke to the audience.
Sorry about all those exclamation points… I’m just a little (well, a lot!) excited about a new business venture that has opened in Jersey City, New Jersey, where I happen to live. Jersey City lies directly across the river from Manhattan, and I love our section of town for its (relative) affordability, its diversity, its neighborhood feeling, and its total lack of pretense. All the same, I sometimes wish I could shop locally for “green” toiletries and healthy artisanal foods, rather than bringing them home from Manhattan.
It’s that time of year again: Barneys is holding its semi-annual “bag event,” when you can receive a “gift with purchase” with your purchase of fragrance or beauty products.
Here’s the official information for the Fall 2014 event…
With your purchase/preorder of $200 and up, you get this bag including the items (full and deluxe) shown below.
Click through for a photo of the gift bag’s contents:
Last Friday I went to Bergdorf Goodman and had my makeup applied by one of Guerlain’s regional makeup artists. Her name was Jessica Mayo. She was friendly and sweet, and she expertly selected shades that really worked for my coloring and then taught me some skincare and application tips. When we were finished, she filled out the above face-chart for me. Obviously, I can’t buy everything on that list, but I did make a small purchase or two. Reviews of these products to follow soon!
I wrote about Mullein & Sparrow, an all-natural skincare company based in New York, over a year ago when I visited a craft market, and I reviewed one of their products here. I’ve been following the brand’s doings ever since.
And here’s some good news: Mullein & Sparrow is having a summer sale on all its products through June 30, 2014. You can get 20% off all orders with the code SUMMER at check out. United States orders over $75 ship free.
To shop at the Mullein & Sparrow website, you can click the floral image above, or here.
(Full disclosure: this is an affiliate link. I’ve shopped with M&S before, and I really do like their products.)