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!


Event Invitation: Denyse Beaulieu at Aedes de Venustas


Have you read The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu? If you haven’t, and if you’re a perfume-lover yourself, you should seek it out.

Denyse will be visiting New York on the occasion of the United States publication of her book, and she will be signing copies at Aedes de Venustas on Friday, March 22nd. If you’re located in the New York City area and you’re interested in attending, you can send an RSVP e-mail to

You can also visit Denyse’s fragrance blog, Grain de Musc, for further information and related reading.

Bergdorf Goodman September 2012 Beauty Event… (with a Sunday Riley update!)

Just in case you were looking for another promotional event this month: Bergdorf Goodman in New York is currently holding its fall “Rewarding Beauty Event.” At various spending levels you can receive free shipping or a certain dollar amount off your beauty and/or fragrance purchase, through Sunday the 23rd. See above!

Sunday Riley is one of my favorite Bergdorf counters for skincare and cosmetics, and you can find additional bonuses there this weekend. Here’s the breakdown…

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Preview of LUSH Emotional Brilliance Color Cosmetics

On Wednesday night I attended a press preview for the latest LUSH launch: a line of color cosmetics called Emotional Brilliance. First, the facts: Emotional Brilliance will launch worldwide on July 21, and it includes six cream eyeshadows, eleven liquid eyeliners, and thirteen liquid lip colors. Everything is vegan and has been formulated with plenty of beneficial ingredients, a minimum of synthetic preservatives, and recyclable packaging. ($22.95 each)

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Caron “Powder Happy Hour” at New London Pharmacy, NYC

New London Pharmacy hosted a happy hour event last night to feature Caron’s facial powder line at its cosmetics counter. I’m a loyal user of Caron’s powder and I always enjoy stopping by New London, so I didn’t want to miss this gathering. (Not to mention that many of the powder products were being offered at special prices for the occasion!)

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