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Barneys New York Beauty Bag Event June 18-22

June 18, 2019

Barneys New York Beauty Bag Event June 2019

Barneys New York is running their Summer Beauty Bag Event from June 18-22 (online only)! With any $200 purchase in cosmetics, skincare, fragrance and grooming you will receive a beauty bag with samples valued at around $360. I’ve teamed up with Barneys New York to share a peek at the gift bag along with a few recommendations plus what’s on my beauty radar. There are also 50+ individual brand gifts available online.

Beauty Bag Event Gift with Purchase

Barneys New York Beauty Bag GWP Event June 2019

Inside the bag they have over 20 minis:

  • MMM Replica Under the Lemon Tree 2 ml
  • Harmonist Magnetic Wood 2 ml
  • Mila Moursi Refining Lotion 10 ml
  • MDNA Finishing Cream 0.1 oz
  • Sisley Phyto Blanc Buff and Wash 10 ml
  • Starskin Lace Revamping Mask (2 sheets)
  • Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste 10 ml
  • Oribe Supershine Cream 15 ml
  • Harry Josh Carbon Tail Comb
  • Malin Goetz Stem EDP Vial .75 ml
  • Shiseido Bio Performance Lift Dynamic Eye Treatment 12 ml
  • Lab to Beauty CBD Lip Balm .5 oz
  • The Laundress Wash and Stain Bar Classic
  • Hourglass Caution Mascara .12 oz
  • By Terry Mini Baume de Rose 3 g
  • La Mer Regenerating Serum 5 ml
  • Byredo Perfume (assorted) 2 ml
  • Diptyque Eau de Minthe 2 ml
  • YSL Matte Pore Refiner 5 ml
  • JINSoon Nail Polish (assorted)
  • Baxter Skin Concentrate BHA 5 ml
  • Foria Awaken 1.5 ml

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Top Recommendations / On My Radar

Beauty Favorites from Barneys Byredo, Diptyque, Aesop, Tom Ford

There are so many great brands available at Barneys I don’t think it’s hard to find something good to splurge on. In case you need some recommendations, some things that I love include:

  1. Byredo La Selection Set has six miniature 12 ml perfume vials, it’s perfect to sample a wide range of scents, I also carry these in my purse
  2. Tom Ford Beauty Skin Illuminating Duo in Moodlight is one of the best highlighter duos
  3. Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick is one of the best full coverage foundations, I use this on top of regular foundation as a concealer
  4. Aesop Redemption Body Scrub is the best body scrub I’ve ever tried
  5. Hourglass Confession Lipstick is one of the best formulas even though it’s ridiculously expensive, full lineup swatched here, Barneys appears to have an exclusive called I Hope
  6. Hourglass Unreal Lip Gloss is a really nice formula that’s new, swatches of my picks here
  7. Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder is one of the nicest loose formulas I’ve tried, review here and here
  8. Hourglass Arch Brow Gel in Soft Brunette is my go-to for brow gels
  9. Diptyque Baies Candle is my favorite scent of all time
  10. By Terry Lip Expert Shine offers some of the prettiest gloss colors, I love Bare Flirt and Peachy Guilt, swatches here (they are fairly strong in the rose scent)

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The gift with purchase is offered from June 18 to the 22nd while supplies last. Gift will be automatically added to your cart at checkout once you’ve reached the minimum $200 beauty spend. Available online at Barneys.com.

 

Many thanks to Barneys for partnering to sponsor this post!

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September Beauty GWP Events: SpaceNK Fall Beauty Edit and Barneys Love Yourself Details

September 6, 2018

Space NK Fall Beauty Edit GWP 2018

There are two major beauty gift with purchase events happening this month. The best gift bag events are from the SpaceNK Fall Beauty Edit (US) and Barneys New York Love Yourself Event. Both require a higher spend but the gift bag comes stocked full of minis from brands like Ouai, Oribe, By Terry and other luxury brands. Events occur happening online and in store, gifts usually sell out so I recommend shopping soon if these are on your radar.

Space NK’s Fall Beauty Edit runs September 6th through the 18th. The SpaceNK team sent one for feature which is shown in the top image. With any purchase of $285 or more you’ll receive a zip black bag valued at more than $500 including the following. Enter FALL2018 at checkout for the gift.

SpaceNK GWP

  • Chantecaille Bamboo & Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream
  • Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Overnight Cream
  • Derm Institute Youth Alchemy Eye Cream
  • Diptyque Fleur De Peau Eau De Parfum
  • Dr. Dennis Gross C+C Collagen Deep Cream
  • Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil
  • Goldfaden MD Facial Detox
  • Hourglass Caution Mascara
  • Ilia Soft Focus Finishing Powder
  • 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask
  • African Botanics Buchu Enzyme Polish
  • Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer
  • Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick
  • Malin+Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask
  • Miriam Quevedo Sublime Gold Shampoo
  • Natura Bisse Tensolift Neck Cream
  • Odacite Black Mint Cleanser
  • Omorovicza Balancing Moisturizer
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Contour Powder
  • Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray
  • Ouai Wave Spray
  • Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Rinse
  • Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer
  • Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
  • Susanne Kaufmann Body Oil
  • Veneffect Micro Exfoliant
  • Verso Night Cream
  • By Terry Stylo Blackstar in Tasty Truffle
  • Ren Keep Young and Beautiful Beauty Shot

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The Barneys Love Yourself Event runs from September 5th through 9th, with any $200 purchase you’ll receive a clear bag and there are two options. One for men and one for women. There’s no code online, an option for you to pick should pop up on your browser once you’ve added the minimum amount to your cart. Minis included (some options with the scents are assorted)

Barneys Love Yourself GWP

  • Hourglass Caution Mascara
  • Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water
  • Givenchy Lip Gloss
  • Westman Atelier Beauty Stick Foundation sample
  • La Mer Eye Concentrate
  • Byredo Eleventh Hour
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Serge Lutens Fleur D’Oranger
  • YSL Y Shape Concentrate
  • Zelens Hydro-Shiso Balancing Moisturizer
  • Davines Hair Mask
  • Sachajuan Hair Repair
  • By Terry Mini Hyaluronic Powder
  • Sisley Black Rose Skin Influsion
  • 3LAB M Cream
  • Rene Furter Hydrating Shine Leave-In Cream
  • Chantecaille Creme de Rose Mai
  • Malin Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask
  • Molton Brown Body Wash
  • Rodin Jasmin and Neroli Face Oil
  • Ouai Leave In Conditioner
  • Verso Day Cream
  • Maison Margiela mini
  • The Harmonist Metal Flower
  • Frederic Malle mini
  • David Mallet Mask
  • Vitabrid Scalp Shampoo

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Are you shopping the events this season? I have some things on my wishlist but at the moment am saving up for some other fall beauty launches I want to cover in the next few weeks. In the event you have a lot on your wishlist I think these are great events to take advantage of the gift with purchase options. It’s such a great way to try other brands of hair care and skincare.

SpaceNK bag provided for feature.

Barneys New York

Barneys New York Love Yourself Event September 6 to 10

September 6, 2017

Barneys Love Yourself Beauty Bag Event September

September is the month of beauty events and the Barneys New York Love Yourself is back from 9/6 to 9/10. With any $200 or more purchase in beauty (cosmetics, skincare, fragrance or grooming) you’ll receive a beauty bag filled with some of their favorites. Once you add the total to your cart you’ll be able to pick either the Men’s or Women’s set. There are also some individual lines with their own gift with purchase options. Inside the women’s bag:

  • Camo zip pouch
  • Ouai Texturizing Spay (1.4 oz/40g)
  • Byredo Velvet Haze Eau de Parfum (0.06 oz/2 ml)
  • Karuna Renewal+ Eye Mask (x1 pair, 0.17 fl oz/5 ml)
  • Replica Eau de Toilette Jazz Club (0.04 fl oz/1.2 ml)
  • By Terry Cellularose Liftessence Daily Cream (0.14 oz/4 g)
  • Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream (0.25 fl oz/7 ml)
  • Furterer Karite Nutri Intense Nourishing Mask (0.5 fl oz/15 ml)
  • Molton Brown Body Wash (1 fl oz/30 ml)
  • Mila Moursi Cellular Renewal Cream (0.1 fl oz/4 ml)
  • La Mer Moisturizing Cream (0.12 oz/3.5 ml)
  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo (2.5 fl oz/75 ml)
  • Sachajuan Ocean Mist (50 ml)
  • Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil (0.08 fl oz/2.5 ml)
  • Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate (.10 oz/3 ml)
  • Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Peacemaker (0.05 oz/1.5 g)
  • Davines Oi All in One Milk (1.69 fl oz/50 ml)
  • Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl 16 Noir Revelateur (1.3 /0.04 oz)
  • Marvis Whitening Mint (0.5 oz/10 ml)
  • Orion Extrait de Perfume (mini spritzer)
  • Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening (3 g/0.11 oz)
  • Sisley Double Tenseur (0.06 fl oz/2 ml)
  • Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream (0.08 fl oz/2.5 ml)
  • 3LAB Super Eye Treatment (3 ml)
  • NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound (0.07 oz/2 ml)
  • Lipstick Queen in Eden (0.12 oz/3.5 g)

Barneys Beauty Love Yourself Event September 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

In the event that you’re not sure what to buy, here’s a few things I’d recommend I think are well worth the splurge:

  1. Fresh Sake Bath
  2. Byredo Mojave Ghost
  3. Byredo La Selection Boisee
  4. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker
  5. Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Set
  6. Kiehl’s Epidermal Micro-Dermbrasion
  7. 111 Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask
  8. Sisley-Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream
  9. Sisley-Paris Tinted Sun Care Youth Protector
  10. By Terry Baume de Rose (Tinted Versions)

BNY Beauty Favorites Beauty Look Book

The Barneys Love Yourself Event is truly one of the best GWP events in the beauty industry. Other retailers should take note! The minimum purchase is indeed on the high side but they make it well worth the splurge. The event runs from 9/6 to 9/10 while supplies last. Online at Barneys.com and also in stores.

This post was sponsored and created in partnership with Barneys New York.

Barneys New York GWP

Barneys New York Summer Beauty Bag Event

June 22, 2017

Barneys Summer Beauty Bag June 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

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 πŸ™‚

Gift bag provided courtesy of Barneys New York.

Boutique New York Packing Travel

Three Days in New York – My Packing List, Beauty Shopping Map and Haul

May 9, 2017

Byredo Store Wooster St Soho NYC | The Beauty Look Book

I’m excited to share my packing list, shopping map and beauty haul for NYC! As mentioned in my previous post I was in NYC for 3 full days. 1 day was for a conference, I had 1 full day of exploring and meetings with my friend Cafe Makeup, and then the following day I had until around 12:30 before I had to head to the airport to catch my flight. On my third day I decided to go to Soho for a quick stop at Away in the morning but most stores did not open until 11:00 AM so my shopping/browsing time was a bit limited. Next time I go to New York I will be staying in Soho – the area is just so charming and I could walk around for hours!

First a look at what I packed. The weather was mild – by Florida standards it was cold, but in comparison to the winter in San Diego it was very similar. I packed three tops, two pairs of jeans, three jackets and then also had the clothes I wore to NY which included a tank, jeans and a cotton cardigan sweater. Being a high maintenance hair girl of course I packed my hair dryer and flat iron. Since I had just come from a quick trip to Dallas I used a lot of the same beauty products and skincare. In hindsight since I only had one day in between trips I could have flown straight to New York but I was getting homesick and really wanted to see the hubby and fur babies.

Luggage, totes and accessories packed included a Louis Vuitton Neverful MM, Away Bigger Carry On (c/o), Truffle Mini Clarity Clutches (navy one c/o) , Glossier Pouch, Anya Hindmarch Inflight Case, Tatcha Travel Bag (discontinued) and a Tumi Just In Case Tote. The Tumi actually folds up into a flat compact square – I stuffed it for the photo so you could see the size. I’ve had this for years (and a few older variations) – they’re great to bring with you just in case you need an extra bag to bring home. For this trip I did check my luggage and many of you have asked how the Away luggage holds up. Between Dallas and NYC I checked it 3 times and it held up really well. No deep scratches and only surface scuffs and dark marks. I asked the reps at the store how to remove them and they recommended warm water and a washcloth or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I did a little demo video on my Instagram stories which you should be able to see until around 6:00 PM EST. The magic eraser method really does work! Of course anything you check will get marks and eventually dents.

Travel NYC Packing List | The Beauty Look Book

What I packed here ended up being similar to my Dallas trip, but slightly more edited. I wanted to make room in my luggage to bring home some things and hauls. Most everything fit inside the Away Bigger Carry On.

Away Bigger Carry On Packed | The Beauty Look Book

Away Bigger Carry On Packing List via The Beauty Look Book

Clothing pack list:

  • Short Trench from J.Crew (old style, current classic version here)
  • Leather jacket by Joie (old style, similar here and here)
  • Black woven jacket from Banana Republic (from several years ago)
  • Black raw hem denim by Paige
  • Classic skinny jeans denim by Frame
  • Flats by Chloe
  • Chambray button down by Joie
  • Stripe tank from Rag and Bone
  • Cashmere sweater from Club Monaco (old style)

Clothing Pack List for NYC | The Beauty Look Book

Makeup packing list:

NYC Makeup Packing List for 3 Days | The Beauty Look Book

Skincare and haircare packing. I hoard my minis from GWPs as much as I can. Things here that you can buy individually:

NYC Skincare Packing List for 3 Days | The Beauty Look Book

Before I met up with Amy we discussed where we wanted to go shopping. I told her I was open to anything she wanted to see as she was taking the train up to see me for the day. I shared a map I had made last year (minus the tourist spots). I’ve done this for almost every trip I’ve gone on – I map out EVERYTHING from coffee shops, photo spots, restaurants, breakfast places, shops etc. This is an edited version with just beauty as my full maps get very cluttered. Thanks to Amy for asking me to publish this. She did an amazing one for Paris which I highly recommend. We didn’t get to everything on the map – in the course of one day we made it to around 6 places including lunch spots. We took our time, on our priority list was Creed and Bergdorfs and then we said we’d just take the day as it came. The map should be clickable/interactive – I’m not sure how it will look or work on mobile though.

This is what I ended up hauling, mainly beauty this trip. First a look inside Bergdorf Goodman:

Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Shopping | The Beauty Look Book

Next stop was Barneys New York – how cool is their Mask Bar?!

Barneys New York Mask Bar | The Beauty Look Book

From Barneys New York I bought two Sheet Masks from Starskin in the Diamond Mask and Close Up options, Cremorlab Silk Pearl, and the Peach and Lily Sheet Mask Set. From Bergdorf Goodman I bought a couple cushions from Sulwhasoo (I also ordered the third option from Nordstrom when I got home). Will be testing and report back soon!

Barneys and Bergdorfs Haul | The Beauty Look Book

At Creed I bought my husband the Original Vetiver Shaving Soap and Bowl – he’s been getting more into skincare and shaving and I thought this might be a nice unique gift for him even though it’s about 3x what he normally spends on a shaving soap. They wrapped everything beautifully and even made a couple fragrance samples for him!

Creed Original Vetiver Shaving Soap and Bowl | The Beauty Look Book

Some late night shopping at the Sephora in Times Square, they have Tom Ford, Natasha Denona and Pat McGrath. On Instastories a couple days ago I mentioned how many beauty insider points I had. I forgot that I had redeemed A LOT for Drybar and Supergoop goodies. I think I asked for all the sunscreen minis they had lol!

Sephora NYC Times Square Tom Ford | The Beauty Look Book

What I hauled from Sephora was more than I intended. I only was going to get the new Dior mascara but what was I thinking, I always leave the store with more than I had planned on buying:

Mega Sephora Haul | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least a quick stop at Byredo. I had looked for the mint Hand Cream Duo at Barneys but they were sold out so I made a trip to the Byredo store on Wooster and it was very minimalist inside. If you’re looking for this you can find it online at Byredo and also online Neiman Marcus. It was beautiful but very sparse. Online and at counters the travel size perfumes come in pre-made sets. Usually you have to buy a set of 3 with the same scents although they occasionally release mixed discover ones. In the store you can make your own 3 piece or 6 piece set but they don’t have all the scents available. I made my own with 2 Mojave Ghost (I’ve had this on my wishlist for over 2 years, I don’t know why I didn’t just buy it earlier) and 1 Flowerhead. They recommend you only carry them inside the leather cases because the glass is fragile. I’m trying to be extra careful with mine as I have broken a couple.

Byredo Soho Wooster NYC | The Beauty Look Book

Byredo Haul | The Beauty Look Book

This is a shot of what I had with me on my way back home:

Travel NYC Packing List | The Beauty Look Book

Hope you enjoyed Part 2 of my three days in NYC posts! I already can’t wait to go back πŸ™‚ If you have any favorite spots whether it be shops, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels etc please let me know in the comments! I’ll bookmark them for my next trip!

Boutique New York Travel

Springtime Travels – Three Days in NYC

May 8, 2017

NYC Springtime Travels | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Monday lovelies! As promised I have a NYC post for you from my recent trip last month. I was in NYC for three days at the end of April. One day was for a conference and the other two days were for fun, exploration and a few meet-ups. Now that I’m on the East Coast, travel is a lot easier for me. It’s only a 2 hour flight from Tampa to NYC and I could not be happier! This was a short trip and I wish I could have had more time but I packed in as much as I could. This is Part 1 of 2. In this post I will share about where I stayed, what I saw and where I ate. In Part 2 I’ll share my full packing list and also what I hauled.

I flew into JFK and normally would have taken a taxi to the city, however my husband booked me a NY airport limousine service called Carmel Limousine. It was a bit pricier than a taxi but the fare covered tip and tolls and my husband wanted me to try it out. When it comes to travel and transportation I tend to be on the cheap side when traveling alone, my husband on the other hand always wants the best experience – he’s always really thoughtful when he helps me book my flights etc. When I flew in I was a bit worried about how I would find the car and driver. The way this works is you book your car and provide them your flight information and destination. The cars are usually waiting nearby or in the cell phone lot around the time of your arrival. There’s a number to call as soon as you land and they text you within seconds how soon the car will arrive and what model it is. In the window there will be a sign with your last name so you can tell which car is yours. My total wait time from the time I called was less than 5 minutes.

Cars were very clean, air conditioned and the drive was smooth. NYC taxis can be hit or miss with cleanliness and using this service was definitely a nice experience. If I were traveling with another person I think I would definitely use them again. On my way back my husband was going to book it again for me but since I didn’t know where I would be in the city I told him I’d just take a taxi back to the airport.

I couldn’t resist doing an Eva Chen-inspired shot (minus the fruit lol). Neverfull MM tote with a small Truffle Clarity Clutch mini (c/o) to hold all my travel essentials. Flats by Chloe. Jeans by Frame.

NYC Springtime Travels Carmel Limo Service | The Beauty Look Book

I traveled alone this trip so I decided try a smaller hotel. I had planned everything at the last minute and did not realize that the Tribeca Film Festival was happening the same week I was going to be in NY. In the course of a few days almost every hotel I had on my visit list was booked and almost double in price from their normal rates. Luckily I found one that was affordable with good reviews in Times Square in the theater district called RIU Plaza New York Times Square. I booked a King Size room and was thrilled to find that at check-in they gave me a room on the 26th floor (they have 28 floors). True to NYC style the room was very small, but it was clean, modern and functional. I had a pleasant stay – I would definitely stay here again, the location can’t be beat!

RIU Plaza New York Times Square Hotel Review | The Beauty Look Book

RIU Plaza New York Times Square Hotel Review | The Beauty Look Book

RIU Plaza New York Times Square Hotel Review | The Beauty Look Book

RIU Plaza New York Times Square Hotel Review | The Beauty Look Book

During my stay the weather was cloudy with some rain. I had checked the weather beforehand. Since moving to Florida I feel like I’ve been living in shorts and tanks and I knew the rest of the US was most likely not going to be in the high 80s. I packed an umbrella, several sets of layers, a few jackets and one pair of flats. The only thing I would have done differently for packing would have been to also pack some running shoes for easier walking. My flats were comfortable but there was a point where I wanted to walk through Central Park to find all of the cherry blossom trees (it was my first time seeing them in person!). I only made it about 1/2 a mile before I decided my feet and flats would not make the entire 2.5 mile walk in the rain.

Cherry Blossom Trees Spring NYC | The Beauty Look Book

One of the days I spend the entire day attending a conference in Soho. The conference was held by a company called Fohr Card and while I was dying to explore Soho, I was really happy to meet some other bloggers and make a few new friends. I ran into another blogger Kali from In Spades Blog and found out that we were both from San Diego, went to the same college and graduated the same year as me! Such a small world! We grabbed some dinner afterwards at Totto Ramen which I had been dying to try to catch up on life since graduating from business school. It was delicious! A quick snapshot of some other quick eats – on this trip I was on the go most of the day until late evening so relied on places open late. My brother made me promise to try this Indian street food place called Kati Roll and it was pretty close to my hotel so I did. It was also pretty good. One of the nights I grabbed some pizza by the slice near Times Square – I have really high expectations for pizza and even though it had really high ratings on Yelp I thought it was just ok. It hit the spot though – unfortunately I don’t remember the name of it.

NYC Eats - Totto Ramen, Pizza by the slice, Kati Roll

The following day was the highlight of my trip. I met up with long-time blogger friend Amy from Cafe Makeup. We’ve been pen pals for years and I’ve followed her blog for as long as I can remember. We spent the day exploring and shopping and had the best time! A look our stops below. We covered a lot of ground in one day: light breakfast at the Palm Court, a trip to B&H Photo (amazing!), a stop at the Creed Boutique, fun at Bergdorf Goodman, search for By Terry at Barneys New York, lunch and a meet up with Edward Bess, and then another trip back to Bergdorfs because we decided we needed more bronzer in our life.

Palm Court breakfast:

Palm Court NYC with Cafe Makeup

Perfume heaven at Creed:

Creed Boutique Madison Ave NYC

Shopping heaven at Bergdorf Goodman:

Bergdorf Goodman Shopping Heaven | The Beauty Look Book

Excited to see the entire line of Christian Louboutin Beauty in person!

Bergdorf Goodman Louboutin Beaute Counter | The beauty look book

Walking into the beauty level at Barneys New York, can you spot the By Terry counter?

Barneys New York beauty level makeup heaven | The beauty look book

Afternoon dessert with Edward Bess, I look so tan next to him! Thanks Cafe Makeup for the snap πŸ™‚

Edward Bess x The Beauty Look Book selfie time

Beauty playtime with Edward:

Lunch with Edward Bess | The Beauty Look Book

Quick snapshots of Soho, Laduree, Repetto, Byredo:

Soho Springtime NYC | The Beauty Look Book

Soho NYC Byredo | The Beauty Look Book

Had to make a stop at the new Away store in Soho. They will deliver anywhere in New York and often have same day delivery which is genius! For those who know they’ll need an extra bag to take home items with them but don’t want to fly into the city with extra luggage this is perfect! They’ll deliver to your hotel πŸ™‚

Away Travel Store in Soho NYC | The Beauty Look Book

Bryant Park at night:

Bryant Park at Night | The Beauty Look Book

Selfie at my happy place Sephora Times Square, short trench by J.Crew (old style, current Icon Style here), denim by Frame, iPhone case by Gray Malin.

Sephora Times Square NYC | The Beauty look Book

I hope you enjoyed this mini travel diary! I had so much fun in the short time I was there. Have you ever been to NYC for a short trip? What recommendations, tips or advice do you have for quick short trips? Give then amount of time I was there I was happy with what I booked in. I did waste some time by getting lost (I did a lot of walking) but sometimes getting lost takes you some fun unexpected places.

Part 2 to follow tomorrow with my packing list and haul!

Barneys New York GWP

Barneys Love Yourself Event – September 7 to 11

September 9, 2016

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.
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Nude and Warm Ivory (c/o) are in my top three for foundation sticks (reviewed here).
  • 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.

Some new items I just started playing with:

  • NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Rigel (new for fall) is one of the prettiest soft rosey pinks that won’t give you the pink-eye look and is good for an all over wash of color.
  • 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.
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