Barneys New York “Love Yourself” Event, March 2015

IMG_20150305_150705257_HDR

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.

Have fun, shoppers!

Mini Perfume Bottle Project at Osswald NYC

60691_482402271823023_1034088954_n

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)…

Continue reading

Covet: Joya x Snarkitecture Secret Souvenir Candle

unnamed

I love New York. I love fancy candles. I can’t help coveting these new products from Joya Studio in collaboration with “art and architecture company Snarkitecture.”

Here’s the official description:

“The offset wick of this otherwise plain cylindrical candle suggests something unexpected beneath the surface. As the candle burns down, a metal souvenir is unearthed and a new and evolving topography of wax is formed. The image of a building in a landscape comes into focus. Each candle in the New York City edition of the Secret Souvenir series contains an Empire State Building, Chrysler Building or Statue of Liberty souvenir at random.” …

Continue reading

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

Rubinstein_Blog_760

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 Biography.com.

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

Image via the Jewish Museum.

Barneys Beauty Event, September 2014 — with photo

unnamed

 

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…

September 10th-14th:
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:

Continue reading