Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Barneys Love Yourself Bag Event Details & Step-Up Gifts | September 7-11, 2016

Barneys Love Yourself Bag Event September 7-11
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 **I will be UPDATING this often so bookmark this page**
I know that you have been waiting for details about the upcoming Barneys LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event, and here are some for you!! I will be updating this regularly, and am waiting to hear more about line specific Step-Up Gifts.
 (Once the sale officially begins, more will be added online)

-The Bag Event will run from September 7-11, 2016.

-Barneys is already pre-selling- this is the best way to reserve the gift bag and step-up gifts for you.

-The minimum purchase to get the gift bag is $200.00 (this is based upon total pre-tax purchases in the cosmetics & fragrance department- not limited to a single counter or line). If you spend $200.00 before tax from the store shipping is free (US only. Shipping fees apply to international addresses).

-You can order online to get the bag, but the Step-Up Gifts will likely differ, unless otherwise stated. I

ONE BAG PER CUSTOMER & WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

-Step-up gifts are line specific gifts beyond the gift bag. For instance, if you spend a certain amount of money with a particular line that is participating, then they will give you an additional gift with purchase from their line. There is nearly always a minimum purchase price, and they often give full-sized products- making it all the more tempting. You will still get the Gift Bag even if you spend enough in a particular line to qualify for their step up gift.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (if you have more questions- just ask!):

Q: Is the $200.00 minimum for the gift bag before or after tax?
A: It is a pre-tax minimum.

Q: Is it really that important that I pre-purchase what I want?
A: It certainly is a good idea. Things sell out quickly during this event, and they quite often run out of the really hot step-up gifts (sometimes before the sale even officially begins).

Q: Will there be any free international shipping for this event?
A: I was told that free shipping is US only if you spend $200.00 pretax.

Q: If you could give me one piece of advice about the Bag Event, what would it be?
A: Set a realistic budget that you can live with and afford, and stick to it! The Bag Event happens twice a year-- you can do it again! Make a list of what you want and do your best to stick to it-- otherwise it can become a very very expensive event, trust me.

Q: Is there an advantage to ordering from a store over the phone rather than online (since I don't have a store near me)?
A: That depends, but there can be. Here's why: a) First of all, if they sell out of what you want online it may take some time for you to receive notification since they sell so much during these events. This can sometimes mean that you find out after the Bag Event ends, and thus you miss out on the event altogether,  b) Sales associates often add in other samples, and often include their business cards so that you can establish a relationship with them (and then they call you to alert you of specials, pull step-up gifts for you etc.). Trust me, this makes all of the difference in the world, and c) You can be eligible for free shipping with in-store over the phone purchases (provided that you make the $200.00 shipping minimum to a US address). HOWEVER, the online Love Yourself Event features different (and FABULOUS) line specific Step-Up gifts, and the convenience of shopping online cannot be sufficiently underscored. The best way to optimize your online shopping experience is to order sooner rather than later so that you get what you want before things begin to sell out. This is an AMAZING event and so many people shop the event in-store and online that things can sell out very fast!

For Assistance, feel free to contact The NYC Madison Avenue location (212) 833-2004 and (212) 833-2005
Love Yourself Gift Bag 
Now for the Gift Bags themselves!
This time Barneys is doing something altogether different, and it is very exciting! They have TWO Love Yourself Gift Bags to choose from: One for men and one for women. If you are interested in the men's gift bag, you will need to act fast because they are in very limited quantity!
GLOWING GIFT BAG FOR WOMEN CONTENTS:
  • 3LAB Super Eye (3ml. tube)
  • BYREDO Super Cedar Eau de Parfum (2ml.)
  • By Terry Baume de Rose mini (3g.)
  • Chantecaille Fruit & Floral Acid Mask (5ml.)
  • Davines OI All in One Milk (travel size)
  • Deborah Lippmann Physical Attraction Polish (fashion size)
  • Diptyque 34 Boulevard St. Germain/L'Eau du Trente-Quatre
  • Givenchy Mini Rouge Interdit Vinyl Noir Révélateur
  • HOURGLASS Ambient Color Correcting Primer sample
  • Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil
  • Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum (3ml.)
  • La Mer New Soft Creme (deluxe sample)
  • Lilah B. b. fabulous and b. stunning
  • LOEWE perfume duo vial sample
  • Malin+Goetz Cleansing Oil
  • Marvis White Mint Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Mila Mdoursi Anti Age Lifting Serum (deluxe sample 4ml.)
  • MMM Lipstick On (1.5ml.)
  • The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Cream (tube)
  • Oribe Gold Lust Hair Mask
  • Rene Furterer 5 Sens Dry Oil
  • Rituals T'ai Chi Shower Foam (50 ml.)
  • Rodin Olio Lusso Lavender Oil
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR Dry Cleaner and Color Conditioner
  • Sisley Sisleya Essential Lotion (15ml.)
DASHING GIFT BAG FOR MEN CONTENTS:
  • MMM By the Fireplace (1.5ml.)
  • Byredo Oliver Peoples (2 ml.)
  • Chantecaille Retinol Cream
  • Ernest Supplies Toothbrush
  • Diptyque Tam Dao
  • Rituals for Men Hammam Delight Shower Foam (50 ml.)
  • Martial Vivot Shampoo (1 oz.)
  • Harry's Daily Face Lotion SPF 15 (1.7 oz.)
  • Baxter Under Eye Complex (3ml.)
  • La Mer Gel Creme (deluxe sample)
  • LOEWE perfume duo vial sample
  • Malin+Goetz Cleansing Oil
  • Marvis White Mint Toothpaste (travel size)
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR Cleansing Oil Shampoo
  • Verso Day Cream (sample)
  • Givenchy Le Soin Noir Cream (5ml.)
  • Sisley Sisleya Essential Lotion (15ml.)
**Samples in Gift Bag may vary**

The bags contain a mixture of full-sized products, deluxe samples, and regular sized samples.

I have had several requests about line specific step-up gifts from my beloved readers- so here are a few of them (click on name brand to direct you to their page on the Barneys website). If it is currently left blank that means that I am awaiting information about what the Step-Up Gifts will be, or whether they are having any.

PLEASE NOTE: If you see things that you want you should be aware that Barneys is already pre-selling, and that they may substitute gifts as they begin to sell out. Remember that things sell out very quickly because the LOVE YOURSELF BAG EVENT is a very popular (and fantastic) time to shop. In other words, don't wait too long if you plan to shop the event. Call your local Barneys to find out what Step-Up Gifts they are offering, or call the Beverly Hills or Madison Avenue numbers that I provided to see if they still have what is listed below. If your plan is to shop online, then shop early to get what you want before things begin selling out on the Barneys website.
STEP-UP GIFTS:
111SKINSpend $250.00 and a Bio Cellulose Face Mask (Available: Online).

3Lab- Spend $500.00 and receive a FULL SIZE Perfect Cleansing Scrub (Available: Online, Chicago, Boston-Copley Place, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Broadway, The Grove, Glendale, Santa Monica Place, Brooklyn). Spend $1,000.00 and receive a FULL SIZE Hydrating Vita Cream (Available Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, Boston Copley Place, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Broadway, The Grove, Glendale, Santa Monica Place and Brooklyn). Spend $1,500.00 and receive a FULL SIZE AA Eye Lift. (Available Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, Boston Copley Place, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Broadway, The Grove, Glendale, Santa Monica Place and Brooklyn).

Acqua di Parma- Spend $200.00 and receive Deluxe mini of Colonia (5ml) (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills)

Aesop- No Step-Up Gift. However, your total purchase of $200.00 in skincare, makeup and fragrance will make you eligible for the gift bag.

ApothiaSpend $55.00 and receive IF 2 oz. travel lotion (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

Armani BeautySpend $150.00 and receive TBD. (Available Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills and Copley).

BellatorraSpend $300.00 and receive a Bellatorra Cosmetic Bag and Uplifting Mist (6ml), Cellular Renewal Complex (6ml) and Anti-Aging Eye Cream (6ml). Spend $500.00 and receive a Full Size Exfoliating Cleanser. (Available: Online, Beverly Hills, Madison Ave, Downtown, San Francisco and Chicago)

Bobbi Brown- Spend? and receive a High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle (2ml).

ByredoSpend $150.00 and receive a 12 ml Mojave Ghost. (Available: Online, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Madison Avenue, Seattle, Copley Place. San Francisco, Broadway, The Grove, Glendale, Santa Monica, Brooklyn, Las Vegas and Chicago)

By Terry- Spend $125.00 and receive a mini Mascara Terribly, New Liftessence pouch, Liftessence Daily Cream and 7.5 Ombre Mercure (Available: Beverly Hills, Madison Ave, Seattle, Copley Place. San Francisco, Las Vegas and Chicago)
Chanel- Not listed on website. Call Irene, and tell her I sent you. She's at the Madison Avenue Store: (212) 833-2004 and (212) 833-2005

ChantecailleSpend $275.00 and receive a Safari Pouch filled with: Bio Lifting Cream Plus (5ml),  Bio Lifting Neck Cream (8ml) and Stress Repair Concentrate (3ml). (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills Chicago, San Francisco and Copley).

Claudio Riaz- Spend $250.00 and receive a FULL SIZE Instant Brush Cleanser.

Clé de Peau BeautéSpend $350.00 and receive Lip Treatment (Available: Online, Chicago, Downtown, San Francisco, Copley Place, Seattle and Las Vegas).

Colbert MD- Spend $150.00 and receive FULL SIZE Tone Control Facial Disks (Reviewed Here)

Costume National- Spend TBD and receive Scent Intense (30ml) (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas and San Francisco).

Davines- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Deborah Lippmann- Spend $50,00 and receive a Don't Tell Mama Polish.

DiptyqueSpend $75.00 and receive Rose Candle (70g). (Available: Online, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Madison Avenue, Seattle, Copley Place. San Francisco, Broadway, The Grove, Glendale, Santa Monica, Brooklyn, Las Vegas and Chicago)

Dr. SebaghSpend $300.00 and receive a Body Beautiful Collection Gift Bag with Supreme Body Cream (200ml) and High Maintenance Hand Cream (75ml). (Available: Online, Beverly Hills, Madison Ave, Copley and Chicago).

Eve Lom- Spend $150.00 and receive TLC Cream (15ml).

FreshSpend $125.00 and receive a Gift Bag with Soy Face Cleanser (20ml), Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask (20ml), Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate (3ml) and Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (4ml) (Available: Online).
Givenchy- Spend $200.00 and receive a Small black pouch with a Mini Noir Couture Volume Mascara. Spend $300.00 and receive a Deluxe 3 Brush Set.

Harry'sSpend $60.00 and receive Classic Western (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Downtown, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Brooklyn).

HourglassSpend $125.00 and receive a Mini Mascara and Veil Mineral Primer (Available: Downtown, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

JIN SOON- Spend $35.00 and receive a Top Coat (Available: Online).

Kai- Spend $75.00 and receive a complimentary full size Kai Fine Linen Wash. While supplies last, one per customer.

Kevyn Aucoin- Spend $125.00 and receive a  full size lipgloss.

Kiehl'sSpend $85.00 and receive a 4 piece set with Hyd Plump Retex Serum Concentrate (5ml.), Ultra Facial Cream (7ml), Daily Reviving Concentrate (2ml) and Calendula Foaming Wash (30ml).  (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Copley and Brooklyn).

La MerSpend $350.00 and receive La Mer Creme (0.24oz), Regenerating Serum (0.17oz), Eye Concentrate (0.17 oz) and Renewal Oil (0.17 oz). (Available: Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Las Vegas, Downtown, Brooklyn).

LightStim- With the purchase of LightStim for Wrinkles receive a Beauty Bag with a Light Photo Mask (1oz.) and a Spa Headband (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

Lilah B- Spend $100.00 and receive a Lip & Eye Brush (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, The Grove and Brooklyn).

Lipstick Queen- Spend $75.00 and receive a Black Compact LQ Mirror.

Malin+GoetzSpend $125.00 and receive an Intensive Hair Conditioner OR Rum Hand+Body Wash (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Chicago, The Grove, Glendale Brooklyn and San Francisco).

Martial Vivot- Spend TBD and receive a 1 oz. shampoo (Available: Online).

May Lindstrom- No Step-Up Gift. However, your total purchase of $200.00 in skincare, makeup and fragrance will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Mila MoursiSpend $300.00 and receive a Refining Body Scrub (150ml). (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Copley, Las Vegas and San Francisco).

Menscience- Purchase any Menscience product and receive a Post-Shave Repair (2oz). (Available: Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills and San Francisco).

Molton Brown- Spend $75.00 and receive a Suma Ginseng Bath Wash (100 ml).

MoroccanOilSpend $50.00 and receive a Body Souffle Original Fragrance (20ml) (Available: Online).

NARSSpend $125.00 and receive Mini Lipsticks in Jungle Red, Little Darling and Mayflower (Available: Online, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Copley Place, Las Vegas and San Francisco).

Natura BisseSpend $300.00 and receive Stabilizing Cleansing Mask (1.7oz), Essential Shcok Intense Complex (0.2oz), Essential Shock Intense Cream (0.33 oz.) and Headband (Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas).

NuFACESpend $199.00 and receive a Gel Primer (2oz) (Available: Online, Beverly Hills, Madison Ave, Downtown, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Chicago).

Odejo- With a 100ml Purchase receive a 10ml bottle. (Available: TBD).

Oribe- Spend $50.00 and receive Dry Texturing Spray (1oz) (Available: Online, Seattle, Chicago, Copley Place, Las Vegas, San FranciscoBroadway, The Grove, Glendale, Philadelphia, Santa Monica, and Brooklyn).

Philip B.- Purchase a Full Size Philip B product or Spend $50.00 and receive a Peppermint & Avocado Shampoo (2oz). (Available: Downtown and Madison Avenue).

R+Co- Spend $40.00 and Death Valley (travel size) (Available: Online, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Madison Ave, Chicago, San Francisco, Copley Place and Las Vegas).

Radical Skincare- No Step-Up Gift. However, your total purchase of $200.00 in skincare, makeup and fragrance will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Raw SpiritPurchase 100ml fragrance and receive a 10ml. Mystic Pearl Rollerball (Available: Online, Beverly Hills, Chicago and Madison Avenue).

RéViveSpend $400.00 and receive a Gift Bag with Masque de Glaise (7ml), Creme Lustre Night (5ml), Intensite Les Yeux (3ml) and Cream Cleanser (60ml) (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, Boston-Copley Place, Las Vegas and San Francisco). Spend $500.00 and receive a FULL SIZE Fermatif Renewal Hand Cream SPF 15 (Available: Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, Boston-Copley Place, Las Vegas and San Francisco).

RitualsSpend $50.00 and receive Ginko's Secret Hand Cream (75ml) (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills and Chicago).

Rodin Olio Lusso- With any Rodin Purchase, receive a sample set which includes the Rodin Perfume, Rodin by Recine and Olio Lusso Lavender Face Oil.
ShiseidoSpend $150.00 and receive a Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Sheets (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

Sisley ParisSpend $350.00 and receive a Green Snake Cosmetic Bag with Lyslait (30ml), Floral Toning Lotion (30ml), Supremya Eye (1ml), Supreme (2ml), Sisleya Line Reducer (2ml), Global Perfect (10ml), SDL Body Cream (8ml) and Skinleya No. 20 (2ml) (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills and San Francisco). Spend $500.00 and receive a full size Soapless Gentle Foaming Cleanser. Spend $750.00 and receive a full size Sisley shampoo.

själSpend $175.00 and receive Pearl, Mineral and Saphir Samples (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

Sunday Riley- Spend $250.00 and receive a Makeup Kit.

SurrattSpend $200.00 and receive a full size blush.

Tamahada Hand Cream- Spend $40.00 and receive Tamahada Hand Cream. (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Las Vegas and San Francisco).

TATCHASpend $350.00 and receive the TATCHA Discovery Set: Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream (.34oz.), Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream (.34 oz) and Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter (1oz). (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and select stores).
The Collection- Gift TBD (Available: Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

The Organic PharmacySpend $250.00 and receive the Discovery Travel Set ($80.00 value) (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Chicago and San Francisco).
True Botanicals- Spend TBD and receive TBD.

Verso-

YSLSpend $150.00 and receive TBD. (Available: Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

Zelens-

I will be updating this post-- so bookmark it and check it frequently for any updates, or added specials!!

I would not suggest waiting until the last minute to pre-order, because some things really sell quickly during the event-- it's a good idea to call the counters that you are interested in to reserve your bag and all of the goodies that you want to buy.

Until then, if you are planning to partake- might I suggest that you set a realistic budget, check your stash, and make a list. I tend to stalk the Barneys website to help me make my list-- so that might work for you as well.

If you have any questions, post them in the comments section below, and I will try to get an answer for you. This is preferable to emailing me since I invariably am asked the same questions-- so this way everyone gets the answers.

If you want to place an order in store, feel free to call the Irene Brossar at the NYC Madison Avenue location (212) 833-2005 or email her at ibrossar@barneys.com
Are you planning on partaking? If so, what are you thinking of getting? 
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72 comments:

  1. I can't believe all three of my considerations are still 'waiting".....just my luck!

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    1. I know! Trust me, I thought of you immediately, Cindy! I did just update and add the Colbert MD, and completely coincidentally I just posted the Tone Disks review this morning!

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    2. Hmmm.... I saw that review and I have used that product. It's a night only one for me because you don't rinse off (contrast to the other disks which you do rinse off). Big difference in gift...last year I know I got the serum as a gift either from NY or BH. No contact to replace Ana at BH this year? Still, I am almost out of the night cream.

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    3. That makes sense. I haven't had issues using it in the daytime though. I know numerous people at the BH location, but since Ana is on maternity leave I decided to send everyone who was looking for a specific SA to Irene.

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  2. What an unbelievable GWP! Usually, these gift bags are skincare-centric (especially the Beauty.com and Space NK ones) so it's great to see so much makeup in there!

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    1. They definitely know how to do wonderful gifts with purchase! This bag event is pretty amazing! It definitely is a nice mixture of skincare and makeup. I will be posting the Space NK bag either tomorrow or the following day so you can easily compare them.

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  3. Very interested to test the Rodin oil with the new scent. I really could not get by the original scent.

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    1. I am too. You have to be a fan of Jasmine to love the original Olio Lusso– I adore Jasmine– so Olio Lusso remains one of my favorite beauty oils! I haven't had the chance to smell or test the new lavender aroma yet, but it sounds really lovely!

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  4. SOOO many great things here!! I need to shop!!

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    1. Definitely! They really do such great bag events!

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  5. Helen, I am on the fence. I still have a fair amount of my fragrance which is what I was thinking of buying. And truth be told, I'm not quite as excited by the goodies as I was last year when there were several full-size products in the goody bag. But I will be in Boston on the 7th, so I think I'll go into Barney's and take a look

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    1. I am posting my Space NK bag tomorrow or the next day– you may prefer their gift bag selection, but they won;t have all of your beloved perfumes available. I think that it is definitely worth going in to see when you are in Boston!

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    2. If you are driving, you should also be able to hit Chestnut Hill mall for the SpaceNK event and decide which you prefer.

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    3. Ask for Cole in Boston. He is wonderful and will take good care of you!!!

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    4. Ask for Cole in Boston. He is wonderful and will take good care of you!!!

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    5. That's good to know. I just started working with Cole after my gal left.

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    6. Cole at Barneys, Marissa? My guy isn't there any more and the guy who was there in June was not so great. Thank you, Helen. The SpaceNK bag does look better, but you're probably right about them not carrying Frederick Malle scents

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    7. Thank you for sharing that information, Cindy!

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    8. Marissa, thank you for sharing that information!

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    9. Allison, you are very welcome! There are definitely a few more products in the Space NK bag, but if one isn't shopping both events, it DEFINITELY makes sense to shop where there are things that you really want to purchase! It is all too easy to get carried away!

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    10. Hey Allison...I met Cole today. Such a nice guy and he was very generous to me this event. The store was busy, but not a madhouse today. AND, I found street parking.....amazing day!

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    11. I'm so glad that you had a great experience with Cole, and what a score that you found street parking! A great day, indeed!

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    12. Today I received my order from Irene (that was quick!). She was very generous to me also! Very happy.

      I just went through my two gwp bags. The Shu Uemura item was as pictured in the NYC bag and the Boston bag has the high gloss conditioner for color.

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    13. Wow, that really was quick! I am so glad that you are happy! There are variations between the bags a great deal of the time. Sometimes they run out of particular samples, and they substitute with other items.

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  6. This is a great bag and I wish I needed things. But I don't know if I should buy just to buy. I want the Rodial that you reviewed and I think tht's Space NK.

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    1. It is a great bag! The Rodial products that I reviewed are from Space NK, and I just posted the details of their gift bag this morning. If you want Rodial, then that's the way to go.

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  7. That's a nice GWP!I wouldn't even know where to start.

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  8. This event is amazing! So many great extras.

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    1. It really is, and there are a lot of extras for sure!

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  9. Honestly I was checking your blog religiously for the past week in anticipation for this event. Thank you so much for this info!! Also, I never knew about the Space NK bag so now you're tempting me with both...but must stick to my budget and only pick one!

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    1. Hi vickitea! You are very, very welcome. I will be continually updating it, so be sure to keep checking back. There are always more step-ups added as it gets closer to the event, and it is still nearly a week away! The Space NK event is always INCREDIBLE, and it generally happens around the same time as the Barneys New York event. I am quite pleased with the very impressive SNK gift bag, but I always am. It's definitely wise to try to budget yourself. If you know that you want to shop both events then it is a good idea to really plan your purchases ahead of time so that you don't end up making spur of the moment decisions that end up getting a lot more expensive. Whether I shop one ,or both– I always start out with a list and then make adjustments to it. What are you thinking of getting? :-)

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  10. Radical and May Lindstrom are sure taking their time providing information about their step up gift this year! I do try to plan ahead what I'll need, but I also take it as an opportunity to replace something I will probably need sometime before the next event so I can avail myself of the excellent deal! I do try to make it so I get a step-up gift as well. This hobby is expensive enough without forgoing all the 'extras' to mitigate the high prices!

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    1. I don't know whether they are taking their time, whether either plan to participate, or what may be the case. I have been to so many of these events, and spoken with countless vendors before the events begin, and once they have started, and sometimes the brands don't decide until the event has begun. It is an exorbitant expense for the companies to provide all of the gratis products for these events, and some of the smaller companies simply do not have the budget to include Step-Ups, or samples for the gift bag for that matter. Radical and May Lindstrom may or ma not participate this year, but as soon as I know I will definitely update it.

      It's such a great idea to have a strategy, like you just described, to shop these events because it is very easy to overspend! I have done that on numerous occasions, and now I definitely try to approach them in a more sensible manner! It's always nice to get the extras when you are shopping luxury brands!

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    2. It seems like last year was the first year May Lindstrom participated. Radical has been participating every event since I began participating. If neither of them participates this time, I will just get ColbertMD. And then I will regret not availing myself of the recent $50 off $250 African Botanics offer......

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    3. May has been on bedrest about to deliver her second baby. We had been emailing back and forth, and then she let me know that she wasn't going to be checking emails much because she was preparing to have her baby. I don't know whether she made arrangements with BNY beforehand or not, but I didn't ask her. Radical has participates for quite a while, but they neither participated in the BNY, nor the Space NK gift bags this time, but I don't know whether that is any sort of forecast about whether they are going to do Step-Up gifts. I haven't had the time to reach out to my contacts at Radical to ask them. The Colbert MD is definitely a solid choice. I am sure that African Botanics will have another wonderful special. When I see them next, I will ask if there are any plans in the near future.

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    4. You're right. I failed to notice that there is no Radical item in either bag (contrary to the past). Perhaps that means they won't do a step-up which would mean I won't be purchasing a Radical set for this event. I do love the Radical serums, though. But I also have three of them in rotation and if I use the Colbert one more often I can probably stretch them to the next set of events. Or perhaps Radical will come out with a 'special' on their own website. Either works for me....but the prospect of a second Barneys bag is delightful!

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    5. That was my reasoning as well, but who knows they could offer a step-up gift– that just means that we will have to wait and see. I know you love their serums, as do I , but since you do have the Colbert Serum in rotation as well you should have enough to hold you over. It's definitely worth checking their own website periodically to see if they are having specials- or they will likely send out an email if/when they do.

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    6. It will force me to use up what I have, which is not a bad thing!

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    1. It really is, and the goodies are stupendous!

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  12. So excited for this! I pre-ordered a week ago through Xiomara @the Madison Ave store. I live near Boston but too lazy to drive to the city and buy it!

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    1. Hi Jessie! This is always such an exciting event! What did you order?

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  13. Well, the event is about to officially start and there's no update on those two step up gift possibilities. So, do you think that's it?

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    1. I am still waiting to hear, but as I said before I have seen firsthand that many vendors decide once the event actually starts. Hopefully there will be more information today since the event has now begun. I will update as soon as I hear! I would definitely make your list based upon what you want though. I have often made purchases from lines that weren't participating in Step-Up gifts.

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  14. The event has officially started.... but I'm having trouble getting the beauty bags to show up in my cart. I've added over $200 worth of items into my cart and nothing else shows in cart. I went all the way to the last check out page after entering all shipping, billing info.. still nothing.

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    1. Hi Serena,

      Make sure that you have reached the Pre-Tax threshold of $200.00, and then it will appear in your cart. Refresh your screen, if need be. If your pretax total is anything below $200.00 you won't be eligible for the gift bag. Let me know if that doesn't work- I tried it and it worked immediately. Let me know what happens!

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  15. Hi! my two contacts at Barney's Beverly Hills are not there. Anna is still not back and Daniel is gone. They gave great samples too... Can you recommend another contact at this store? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Suzie,

      Ana is on maternity leave, but you can call Vanessa who works with Ana– she's in Apothecary (310) 276-4400 Ext. 5613. You can also call Chisu at the Surratt counter (310) 276-4400 x5598

      What are you planning on getting?

      Talk to you soon!
      Helen

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  16. Thank you for those names. I am still deciding... I may get The Organic Pharmacy serum again and some sort of eye cream. I used to love getting all my Koh Gen Do stuff at Barneys but it's no longer carried at the store. I am indulging a bit and getting the Space Nk bag. I ordered the Veneffect Lip treatment, Eve Lom spf moisturizer and Roloxin tightening pads.

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    1. You are very welcome, Suzie! You just can't go wrong with The Organic Pharmacy, and their Step-Up gift is absolutely fantastic! Colbert MD has a phenomenal eye cream:

      http://www.lolassecretbeautyblog.com/2015/07/colbert-md-nourish-eye-cream-review.html

      TATCHA also has a phenomenal eye cream that I will review very soon.

      I used to get KGD from BNY as well, and was sad when they eliminated most of the line– at least they still have their Cleansing SPA Water.

      The Space NK bag is definitely worth the indulgence– they really did a great job. I love the VENEffect Lip Treatment, and always have a jar on my nightstand. ROLOXIN Lift is AMAZING, and I haven't yet tried the Eve Lom SPF Moisturizer. Have you tried it before, or is this your first time? I am very curious to hear what you think about it. I have had a lot of success with Eve Lom, and am always looking for fantastic sunscreen!

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    2. I really have to take my Colbert MD eye cream out and use it. I bought it during the last Love Yourself and haven't even opened it. Been using up others. They all seem to last so long! I know that's a good thing because of the price, but not when you want to try so many and can't use up what you have!

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    3. I highly recommend trying the Colbert MD eye cream because it is incredible! I think you will be very happy when you start using it! Eye creams definitely do take quite a while to use– especially when you have several in rotation at a time (which I always do).

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  17. I went for the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon balm for this event. Your review and the general praise for this product definitely helped me decide to try it, and the bag is a also a great incentive.

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    1. May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon is absolutely sublime! It is seriously one of my All-time VERY FAVORITE skincare items, Please let me know what you think about it– it really is quite magical! I still have a few more MAY LINDSTROM things to review, but must confess that I am thoroughly obsessed with the entire line!

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    2. I was very naughty and order the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon from CultBeauty because they, too, were having an event. Not sure if it's over but it made this item irresistible despite my purchases at Barneys and SpaceNK at the same time.

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    3. I am so HAPPY that you bought Blue Cocoon!!!! IT is one of my very favorite skincare products of all time! It is so delectable!

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    4. I have been using Blue Cocoon ever since it arrived a few days ago, and it really is as wonderful as you have said. I love the scent, the way it calms my hormonal flare ups, and how soft my skin is in the morning without any greasiness. It has really streamlined my evening skincare routine, so it actually is a good value to me. Thanks for bringing this product to everyone's attention!

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    5. @m582 I am absolutely gleeful that you love Blue Cocoon! I had a very strong feeling that you would. It is, unquestionably, one of my all-time favorite products, EVER! I am thrilled that it has allowed you to streamline your evening skincare routine– that definitely makes it a good value. I love to feel completely enveloped my this sublime gem of a skincare product! You are so very welcome! I really am delighted that you love it as much as I do! <3 <3 <3

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  18. I'm not seeing the step up gifts online for Revive? How do you get it after adding the $400 worth to your cart? :(

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    1. Hi Rids,
      I have noticed that they repeatedly add things to the GWP page throughout the event, and sometimes when I refresh the screen more things appear. That said, I have also noticed that some of the online products appear and then quickly disappear if they have sold out. If it doesn't appear soon, you might want to contact one of the stores directly to place a phone order.

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  19. Is it just me or are step up gifts not being added online?

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    1. Hi Unknown,

      I have noticed that they continually add step-up gifts to their website throughout the event, but sometimes they run out of the step-ups on line. Also not all of the step-up gifts that are offered in-store are offered online, and sometimes the opposite is true as well. If what you are looking for doesn't appear online, then you should probably call one of the stores and place a phone order to make sure that you get the step-up that you are seeking.

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  20. I received my Barneys Bag in the mail today. The San Francisco store did themselves proud and got those bags out proto. Thank you Chayla! I have to say, as much as I look forward to this event, it was a little bit disappointing. It didn't seem as amazing as previous events. If I'm honest I have to say the Space NK bag was better this time.

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    1. Hi bbbrunella! WOW, that was very fast indeed! The SNK bag definitely has a few more goodies than BNY. I think that it also depends on whether the products that you purchase include Step-Up gifts– since that can really create a much bigger gift with purchase, but if you are only comparing the gift bags, SNK does include a few more things. What did you end up purchasing?

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  21. Just spoke with Irene. She was very nice and super professional. You're the best, Lola!

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    1. YAY!!!!! I am so glad that you spoke with Irene! I absolutely adore her! <3

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  22. Ladies who pre-ordered with Irene, did you receive your items yet? I'm still waiting, but don't want to seem annoying and bother Irene much.

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    1. I have heard that some people have received them, while others are still waiting. I think that people who ordered toward the midddl and end of the event are waiting a little longer because the shipping department was so swamped. If you don't receive it this week, then you might want to send Irene an email to see f she can find out anything from the shipping department.

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  23. I ordered with Irene, she is great! My order arrived today but I live on the east coast so shipping is fast. Irene is always generous with adding in some extra samples and she's great to work with. I'm a little disappointed in the contents of the bag this year though...everything seems a lot smaller than I anticipated and without any full size items the bag seems rather empty. I wish I had gone with the space nk event instead.

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    1. Irene really is amazing, and so generous and professional! There definitely were a few more products in the SNK bag, and I have never been disappointed by their bags! Hopefully I will have all of the details about both events early enough next time that OU can really weigh which event you'd rather shop.

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