Barneys New York is having a great Holiday Beauty Bag event going on now through December 10th. With any $175 purchase on cosmetics, skincare or fragrance you’ll receive a bag filled with deluxe samples. As always, the contents of the Barneys GWP bags are top notch and a cut above all other beauty GWPs (at least in my opinion). The minimum spend is usually on the high side but the samples you get are well worth the splurge. It’s a nice way to try expensive skincare and hair care items to see if you like things before buying the full size.
What’s inside the bag I received listed below (some of the scent options are assorted so you may receive a different scent):
Silver zip cosmetic pouch
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (37 ml/1 oz)
Diptyque 34 Eau de Toilette (2 ml/0.06 fl oz)
Byredo La Selle Extrait de Parfum (2 ml/0.06 fl oz)
lilah b. Divine Duo Lip and Cheek sampler with b. real, b. fearless, b. sassy
Eve Lom Cleanser Packette + Cloth (5 ml/0.16 fl oz)
Atelier Bloem 1614 Perfume (1.5 ml/0.05 fl oz)
rahua Body Shower Gel (12 ml)
Molton Brown Body Wash (30 ml/1 fl oz)
3LAB M Serum (3 ml)
Route Du The Eau de Toilette (6 ml/0.21 fl oz)
Marvis Whitening Mint Toohpaste (10 ml/0.5 oz)
Tiziana Terenzi Cassiopia Extrait de Parfum
Le Labo Face Lotion (3 ml/0.10 fl oz)
Baxter Paste Pomade (5 ml/0.17 fl oz)
Mediterraneo perfume vial
Antica Farmacista Room Fragrance in Prosecco (mini)
A few recommendations in case you need ideas. The Barneys Beauty department is literally beauty heaven so there are plenty of brands and sets to browse. They have a lot of great options for gifts – especially if you’re shopping for someone who you feel already has everything. You’re bound to find something at Barneys New York.
The gift with purchase is available online now through December 10th or while supplies last. Valid on US orders only with orders $175 or more. If you’re shopping a specific brand also check out their Gift With Purchase page as some brands have extra goodies.
Many thanks to Barneys New York for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions my own.
Space NK is hosting their Autumn Beauty Edit Gift Event for one day September 8th. With any $275 purchase or more you can receive a gift bag filled with deluxe size samples. If you’re shopping online use code AUTUMN17 at checkout. A list of what’s in the bag this season:
By Terry Cellularose Liftessence Night Cream (0.14 oz)
Nuface Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Cloths (5 cloths)
Uma Oils Absolute Anti-Ageing Eye Oil (3 ml)
Goldfaden MD Vital Boost (7 ml)
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (5 ml)
Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum (0.16 oz)
Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (2 sachets)
Mila Moursi Firming Cream (4 ml)
Miriam Quevedo Black Baccara Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster (3 ml)
111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel (0.17 oz)
Kat Burki Retin-C Treatment Complex (7.5 ml)
Diptyque Do Son Shower Oil (10 ml)
Malin + Goetz Vitamin b5 Body Moisturizer (2.5 ml)
Rodial Glamolash XXL Mascara (6 ml)
Miriam Quevedo Glacial White Caviar Rescue Masque (50 ml)
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Peacemaker (0.05 oz)
Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium (0.69 g)
Lipstick Queen Lip Liner in Nude (0.02 oz)
Space NK beauty bag
I’m currently in the middle of preparing and bracing myself for a hurricane and if you followed me on Instagram stories you know I had a trip to New York for a few days. Due to the unpredictable weather patterns I did not know if I would be able to fly back to Florida. At the last minuted I made the decision to cancel everything so I could stay with my husband and fur babies. There is so much that is unknown – even right now. We are keeping a close eye on the alerts and weather patterns – what the news doesn’t convey clearly is that there are different evacuation orders depending on county. We also know what zone we are in and have an evacuation plan in place.
A few of you have messaged me asking whether I think the Barneys Love Yourself Bag or the Space NK Autumn Beauty Bag is better. I think it’s a close call because both have really good options! I have a slight preference for the Barneys bag mainly because it has more items I really wanted to try including the new Byredo fragrance and some hair products. The minimum buy for the Barneys GWP is also lower at $200 vs Space NK’s which is $275. Do note the Barneys bag has 25 items (plus the bag) while the Space NK bag has 30 items (plus the bag). Both are really very good though.
Barneys New York is having their summer beauty bag event this week until the 24th of June and I’m thrilled to share a sneak peek of the gift with you today. With any $150+ order online from their beauty department you will receive a gift bag filled with some of their summer beauty favorites. There are two color options of bags to pick from, either pink or blue. Inside mine I received:
Foreo Luna Play in Sunflower Yellow
Molton Brown Bath and Shower Gel Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise 30 ml/1 fl oz
YSL Touche Eclat Glow Shot 3 ml/0.1 fl oz
Natura Bisse Neck Cream 5 ml/0.16 oz
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask 10 ml/0.38 oz
Moroccanoil Treatment Light 10 ml/0.34 oz
Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette 2 ml/0.06 fl oz
Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Spray 1.2 ml/0.04 fl oz
Rene Furterer Paris Sublime Curl 15 ml/0.5 fl oz
Starskin 7-in-1 Miracle Skin Mask Pads (sample 1 time use)
La Mer Moisturizing Cream 3.5 ml/0.12 oz
3LAB Perfect Cream 8 g/0.29 oz
111SKIN Cryo Activating Hydra Gel 15 ml/0.5 oz
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil 2.5 ml/0.08 fl oz
Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil in Basic Brown .69 g
Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer 0.3 fl oz/10 ml
Acqua di Parma Eau de Cologne 5 ml/0.16 fl oz
lilah b. Divine Duo Lip and Cheek in b. real, b. fearless and b.sassy sampler card
Allies of the Skin 1A All-Day Mask x2 (1.5 ml/0.05 fl oz each)
Woven cosmetic bag
There’s so much to to pick from at Barneys in the beauty department. It’s like beauty heaven. They have Byredo (and still have that gorgeous mint green hand cream duo in stock), By Terry, Tatcha, Peach and Lily and more. Quick update – the gift is available online only.
There’s no code needed. There will be a pop up option once you fill your cart with the minimum $150 amount. Available while supplies last until the 24th of June online at Barneys New York.
If you’re shopping the event let me know what you haul! I love hearing about your beauty splurges 🙂
It’s that time of year again where Space NK USA has their spring beauty edit event! N.Dulge Members have early access through 2/15, and it opens up to the public for one day only on 2/16. With any purchase of $250 or more you’ll receive a gift with purchase bag filled with minis and products valued at over $400. You can shop the event in stores and online, while supplies last. Inside the gift this year:
Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag
111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml)
Bumble & bumble All-Style Blow Dry (15ml)
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (1.3g)
Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in Black (4g)
Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (3ml x 2)
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (8g)
Tata Harper Purifying Mask (7.5ml)
Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask (0.05oz)
Veneffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment (3ml)
The gifts sell out every year quickly so if you plan on shopping in store I recommend you visit as soon as possible or call ahead of time to reserve/pre-sell for the gift. If you’re an N.Dulge Member and shopping online on the 14th or 15th at SpaceNK.com simply login to your account and use code SPRING17 at checkout to add the gift to your cart with any $250+ purchase (US only).
To recap, the gift is available at Space NK US, online and in stores. N.Dulge Members can shop online and in stores 2/14 or 2/15 with code SPRING17. Public has access on 2/16. As always while supplies last. If you miss out on this round not to worry as Barneys New York usually has a really good gift with purchase event as well in March which is just around the corner. Both Space NK and Barneys usually have the best beauty event gift bags – so far there aren’t really any other retailers who do it as well as they do!
Thanks to Space NK for sending a preview of the Spring Edit GWP.
The Barneys Love Yourself Event is back again and runs through September 11th. With any $200 or more purchase online or in stores for beauty you get a choice of a women’s beauty or men’s grooming gift bag filled with minis. If you’re shopping online, no code is needed and once your cart hits the qualifying mark a pop up window should show up on your screen allowing you to pick the women’s or men’s bag. I’ve shopped this event for years and am excited to team up with Barneys to share the gift contents and some recommendations. I love that they’ve kept the bag size and design consistent over the years. I’ve collected quite a few as I’ve found them perfect for travel. Mine have been well loved so unfortunately I’ve had to throw away a few so I look forward to each season’s beauty event.
The gift contents for the women’s bag includes:
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum .1 fl oz/3 ml
Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil .06 fl oz/2 ml
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque .5 fl oz/15 ml
The Organic Pharmacy Face Cream Double Rose Rejuvinating .24 fl oz/7 ml
Davines Oi All in One Milk 1.69 fl oz/50 ml
Sisleya Essential Skin Care Lotion .5 fl oz/15 ml
Chantecaille Fruit and Flower Acids Mask .17 fl oz/5 ml
Replica Lipstick On 1.2 ml
By Terry Baume de Rose 3g/.1 oz
Byredo Super Cedar 0.06 fl oz/2 ml
Diptyque 34 Eau de Toilette 0.06 fl oz/2 ml
Rodin Olio Lusso 0.08 fl oz/2.5 ml
Furterer 5 Sens .1 fl oz/3 ml
La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream .24 oz/7 ml
Mila Moursi Lifting Cream .1 fl oz/4 ml
Marvis Whitening Mint .5 oz/10 ml
Deborah Lippmann Physical Attraction Nail Polish .27 fl oz/8 ml
Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil in Basic Black .69 g
3LAB Super Eye Treatment .1 oz/3 ml
Loewe 001 Man and Woman minis 2 ml each
Lilah B Palette Perfection Eye Quad sampler on card
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl 1.3 g
Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer in Mood Light .10 fl oz/3 ml
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner 40 ml
Rituals White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren Foaming Shower Gel 1.6 fl oz/50 ml
A few of my favorite things:
Diptyque Eau de Toilette in L’Ombre Dans L’eau is the fragrance version of the Baies candle which is blackcurrant and rose. I have the mini travel size that was limited-edition shown but it’s a go-to for evenings and special occasions. I think it’s a perfect one for fall.
Diptyque Candle in Baies is my favorite candle right now, I recycle them to use as containers for brushes, glosses, pens and anything that will fit inside (this Mini Trio was my first Diptyque purchase ever).
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon is the one shadow stick I would say is a must-have, it’s a shimmering bronzey taupe that is versatile for any occasion or look.
NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight is a classic sheer light pink, since it’s sheer I use it to top lipsticks for a bit of a milky shine (I also adore the shade Chelsea Girls).
Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque is hands down one of the best purifying masks that is good for sensitive skin, it sucks out impurities and excess oil and is gentle enough for me to use 4x per week on bad skin weeks (I normally use it 1 to 2 x per week).
Byredo Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum is one of my favorite sweet scents, notes include bergamot, lemon, neroli, African marigold, bucchu, violet, jasmin petals, cyclamen, black amber, musk, vetiver and Moroccan cedarwood (I also own it in the Body Cream).
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker is something I just reviewed yesterday and several readers have also voiced their love for this, it’s a really good hair smoother and primer for heat treatment, it also smells amazing!
Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel (c/o) has been a go-to all summer long for a lightweight moisturizer that’s good for sensitive skin, it also does indeed smooth out pores like the name implies and works well under all the foundations I have in rotation so I don’t need a primer.
Le Labo x Laundress Detergent in Rose 31 is not shown, but if you’re stocked on everything and can’t think of anything new to try, try the Le Labo Detergent. The price is jaw dropping almost to the point of being ridiculous, but I promise it’s worth the splurge.
NARS Dual Intensity Blush Palette is a blush lover’s dream come true, if you don’t like creams but want something that’s not a traditional powder, the Dual Intensity formula is good because it’s like a hybrid, pigment is excellent and easy to blend with a slightly creamy texture so it adheres really well to the face and stays put all day long.
La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water is something I’m already 1/3 through, I picked this up a few months ago and really like it. It’s gentle, effective and doesn’t irritate my skin for a makeup remover. I don’t know that I’ll repurchase because it’s pricey but I have no complaints on this one. For a less expensive alternative that’s still really good, the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water has been a favorite for years. The Cleansing Spa Water Cloths are a must for travel or on-the-go.
I don’t have a full list for the men’s bag but you can see both below, Glowing is the women’s bag. Dashing is the men’s grooming bag.
There are also some brands that have step up gifts with purchase online and in store. I do believe stores have different options so if you’re near a store call them or stop by to check out the individual brand GWPs.
The event runs through September 11th online and in stores with any $200 or more purchase, while supplies last at Barneys New York. Based on a comparison of this year’s bag to previous ones it does seem like they’ve mixed it all up quite a bit this season. There are a lot of minis I’ve never seen sampled before. As a sucker for minis I’m excited about having a mini of the La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream and By Terry Baume de Rose. I’m also eager to try the Rodin Face Oil.
Have you stopped by Barneys yet? If so let me know what you bought! I love reading about hauls.
Many thanks to Barneys for sponsoring this post. Items that were press samples indicated with a c/o, others purchased by me.
September is a big month for beauty events and Space NK’s Autumn Beauty Edit is happening this week online and in stores. With any $250+ purchase, Space NK is giving away a gift bag filled with 29 beauty fragrance, skincare and makeup minis. If you’re one of the N.Dulge members you can shop the event early September 7-8th. There is an online code for N.Dulge members in case you can’t make it to the store, simply enter ESSENTIALS16 at checkout. The gift will be open to the public on September 9th in stores and online, while supplies last.
A peek at what’s inside this season’s gift bag. This is not your typical ordinary gift with purchase. In past seasons sometimes I’ve seen a number of repeats. While it’s nice to sample classics, I’m always looking to try new items. This year they have quite a few new items.
Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag
111SKIN Space Anti Age Day Cream NAC Y2 (15ml)
Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel for Face (15ml)
By Terry Baume de Rose Crystalline (2.3g)
Derm Institute Anti-Oxidant Hydration Gel Masque (2 x 3ml)
Diptyque Eau De Toilette (10ml, assorted scents)
Diptyque Le Redouté Scented Candle (35g)
Dermarché Labs FullFill (2g)
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum (0.16oz)
Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (50ml)
Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir (5ml)
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon (1g)
Juara Candlenut Body Crème (1.5oz)
Kat Burki complete b Bio-Correcting Face Crème (5ml)
Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara (4g)
Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick (1.5g)
Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer (1oz)
MD Solar Sciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30 (0.25oz)
Mila Moursi Lifting Serum (4ml)
Miriam Quevedo Platinum & Diamond Serum (50ml)
Natura Bissé The Cure Cream (5ml)
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask (5ml)
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo (15ml)
Ouai Finishing Crème (0.5oz)
Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Crème Rinse (2oz) or Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist (2oz)
R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray (1.7oz)
Ren Flash Hydro Boost (10ml)
Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer (5ml)
Smith & Cult Lip Gloss in Life in Photographs (0.08ml)
There’s a Clinique Bonus Gift with Purchase going on right now at Nordstrom through the end of the month which has some really cute items. With any $27 Clinique purchase you can get a 7 piece gift set that includes your pick of one Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer shade in Alabaster, Ivory, Neutral or Nutty (note you have to enter in a code at checkout).
There are also a few step up gift options – if you spend $55 a full-sized skincare product will be added to your cart online (or in store). When I bought mine in store last week there was the 7-Day Scrub Option available online and in stores. Right now it looks like they have the full size Moisture Surge as the step up online. (Options may also vary in store.)
Here’s what you get in the gift with $27 purchase:
Clinique Color Compact with two mini eyeshadows in Sunset Glow
Morning Java + Fig Blush
Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Petal (0.12 oz/3.6 g)
Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (0.17 fl oz/5 ml) – pick 1 of 4 shades
Swatches of the gift colors I picked out, Ivory is the match for me:
If you order online, be sure to enter one of four codes at checkout for the Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer shades, I swatched the four gift options at the counter in case you can’t get to one in person, I hope this helps as an online guide for you:
For Alabaster enter code LIGHT at checkout
For Ivory enter code LTMED at checkout
For Neutral enter code MED at checkout
For Nutty enter code DEEP at checkout
I re-stocked up on a few staples and took advantage of the step up to pick up some items I had been wanting to try for a while. The color pop items have been on my radar for a long time but I always forget to try them in store. I made a list before I went so I would not forget this round. What I ended up picking up:
Lid Pop Eyeshadow in Cream Pop is one of the prettiest golden nude shimmers, it has a unique cream to powder kind of finish that adheres well to the lids but doesn’t make them look dry
Cheek Pop Blush in Nude Pop has also been on my list for ages, it’s a good neutral warm nude that adds a bit of natural color without looking too dark, it has a very soft sheen
Pop Lip Color + Primer in Nude Pop and Beige Pop (yes, more neutrals!) are great wearable neutrals that add a natural hint of color and shine, I like that they didn’t dry out my lips and had no detectable taste or scent, there are a lot of other colors to choose from, I picked to to test out and really like the formula, Clinique also has two other formulas in the Pop Glaze Sheer and Pop Lacquers – I swatched a few briefly at the counter but decided to think about them
Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder (Oil Free) in Stay Neutral is something I used a long time ago but never repurchased, it’s a very natural matte powder that doesn’t look cakey and is good for touch ups, I like the price point too which I find reasonable for a good quality powder
High Impact Mascara in Black is also one of my oldie but goodie mascaras, there are so many different options from other brands, I often forget about my tried and true (do note if you haven’t tried this there is a mini in the gift with purchase)
Take the Day Off Makeup Remover is one of the most gentle makeup removers that will remove eye makeup without stinging my super sensitive eyes (the one I have shown is the 4.2 fl oz size), sometimes I can rub my eyes a bit too hard because waterproof mascara can be hard to remove, this one won’t sting, I just noticed that they now carry a Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm which has really good reviews online, let me know if you’ve tried this and you think it’s worth a go
Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter in Hefty Highlight has been on my wishlist for forever and I have gone back and forth trying to decide whether or not to buy it. It’s a very pale almost white shimmer straight out of the tube, but it blends out to a very natural glowy dewy sheen. I tested it out over the weekend and it held up very well, didn’t get greasy as the day progressed and did not emphasize pores. I like that it’s a twist up which makes it very easy to use and blend. I hope that Clinique makes more colors in this because I think the formula is great.
Swatches of the two lip items I picked up plus the gift lipstick (I’m wearing the gift with purchase Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in Ivory in the photos below). Bare Pop has some visible shimmer while Nude Pop is more creamy:
If you’re ordering online don’t forget you need to enter the shade code for the Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer at checkout for it to be added to your cart, code options shown below. After swatching in store I thought Neutral would be my match but it was visibly darker than my skintone when I dabbed along my jawline. Ivory looks light but on my face it’s almost an exact match. Since it’s full coverage you do need to find the best match possible. I was impressed with the coverage – it covered all my blemish scars, dark spots and under eye circles without looking cakey or flat (just make sure you blend). Ivory is the tiniest bit too pink but I tested it out on several days and as long as I blended it onto the neckline it matched pretty well.
For Alabaster enter code LIGHT at checkout
For Ivory enter code LTMED at checkout
For Neutral enter code MED at checkout
For Nutty enter code DEEP at checkout
Do you have any Clinique favorites? I find the line has a lot of great staples! The Bonus Gift with Purchase is good with any Clinique purchase of $27+, online and in stores at Nordstrom while supplies last.
Many thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions my own, for more information you can refer to my Disclosures.