Saturday, September 21, 2019


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Barneys Love Yourself Bag Event 
September 25-October 1
 **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 the details for you!! I will be updating this regularly, and am waiting to hear more about line specific Step-Up Gifts.

SO MUCH LOVE IN A LITTLE BAG Spend $200 on cosmetics, skincare, or fragrance in-store or online to receive a women's or men's bag filled with our favorite of-the-moment products.* SHOP NOW
 (Once the sale officially begins, more will be added online)
💗 The Bag Event will run from September 25-October 1, 2019.

💗 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, and in fact– this time a great many of the Step-Up Gifts are ONLINE ONLY.

💗 One bag per customer & while supplies last! This 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.

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– so 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 often 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 Irene The NYC Madison Avenue location (212) 833-2005 or (212) 833-2004 email:
Barneys Love Yourself Bag Event
Now for the Gift Bags themselves!
Barneys is having TWO Love Yourself Gift Bags to choose from: One for men and one for women.
Women's Gift Bag Contents:
  • Lab to Beauty Green Cure Mask (.46oz)
  • 3lab Perfect Neck Cream or Hydrating Vita Cream (6ml.)
  • MDNA Skin Reinvention Cream 4 ml. 
  • Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil (15ml.)
  • Oribe Gold Lust Mask (15ml.)
  • MMM Replica Whispers in the Library (1.2ml.)
  • La Mer Moisturizing Cream (3.5ml)
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Toilette (1.5ml.)
  • The Harmonist Classic Scent (2ml.)
  • Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille 91ml.)
  • Davines Renaissance Circle Chronicle Mask (50ml.)
  • Malin + Goetz Advanced Renewal Moisturizer (3ml.)
  • Sisley Eye and Makeup Remover (15ml.)
  • Diptyque Assorted Scents (2ml.)
  • Byredo Slow Dance or Gypsy Water (2ml.)
  • Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady (1.2ml.)
  • Givenchy Volume Disturbia Deluxe Mini (.4oz.)
  • Rene Furterer Okara Color Mask (15ml.)
  • Mila Moursi Cleansing Mask (30ml.) or Cleansing Toner (30ml.)
  • Welleco Nourishing Protein (33g./1.5 oz.)
  • Zitsticka 1 Patch
  • Augustinus Bader Rich Cream (7ml.)
  • Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask single or 7 Second Overnight Mask single.
  • Molton Brown Pink Peppered Body Wash (1ml.)
  • Rahua Classic Shampoo (22ml.)
  • Chantecaille Anti-Pollution Matiffying Cream (8ml.)
  • Hourglass Veil Settling Powder (.03oz.)
  • Armani CN Light Cream (5ml).
  • Vitabrid Face Brightening Powder (.11 oz. Full Size)
  • 19-69 Assorted Scents (2ml.)
  • Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Compact in Sensuous Plum
  • Flora+Blast  5ml. bottle of Facial Serum  
                     Men's Gift Bag Contents:
  • La Mer Treatment Lotion (5ml.)
  • Phillip B. Lightweight Deep Conditioner (60ml.)
  • Acqua di Parma Cipresso di Toscana (2ml.)
  • Rene Furturer Triphasic Shampoo (50ml.)
  • Tiziana Terenzi Kirke (2ml.)
  • David Mallett Hair and Body Wash (50ml.)
  • Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental (1ml.)
  • Harry's Body Wash (60ml.)
  • Baxter Deep Cleansing Bar (1oz.)
  • The Laundress Sport Fabric Fresh (4ml.)
  • Givenchy Le Soir Noir Light Cream Tube (5ml.)
  • Sisley Sisleyum for Men (3ml.)
  • The New Co. Functional Fragrance (1.5ml.)
  • Welleco Nourishing Protein (33g./1.5 0z.)
  • Molton Brown Vetiver & Grapefruit Body Wash (1ml.)
  • Lab to Beauty The Green Cure Mask (.46oz.)
  • Chantecaille Oud Fumee (2ml.) & Cedar (2ml.)
  • The Harmonist Assorted Scents (2ml.)
  • MMM Replica Whispers in the Library (1.2ml.)
  • Aedes de Venustas Assorted Scents (1ml.)
  • Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur (1.2ml.)
  • Byredo Slow Dance or Gypsy Water (2ml.)
  • Vitabrid Face Brightening Powder (.11 oz. Full Size)
  • Zitsticka 1 Patch
  • 19-69 Assorted Scents (2ml.)
  • Diptyque Assorted Scents (2ml.)
  • Aesop Blue Chamomile Mask and Primrose Hydrating Cream (15ml.)
  • Malin + Goetz Advanced Renewal Moisturizer (3ml.)
**Samples in Gift Bags 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).

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 Madison Avenue number 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.
111SKIN- Spend $500.00 and receive a Celestial Black Eye Mask GWP (Available: Online).

3Lab- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Acqua di Parma- Spend $160.00 and receive a Cipresso Hatbox (Available: Online)

Aedes de VenustasSpend $110.00 and receive a 10ml purse spray (Available: Online).

Aesop- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Antica FarmacistaSpend $100.00 and receive Prosecco Room Spray (25ml) (Available: Online).

ApothiaSpend $90.00 and receive an Apothia Air Mist (Available: Online, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills).

Armani Beauty- With any purchase receive a black pouch with assorted samples (Available: Online).

Augustinus BaderSpend $430.00 and receive The Rich Cream (15ml) (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Copley Place and San Francisco).

Baxter of California- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Blind Barber- With Any Purchase receive the Daily Moisturizer (Available: Online).

Bobbi Brown- With Any Purchase receive a Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte Deluxe in Double Dare lipstick (Available: Online).

Bolin Webb- Spend $110.00 and receive a towel (Available: Online and Madison Avenue).

Byredo- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

By Terry- With Any Purchase receive a Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (Available: Online).

CarthusiaSpend $120.00 and receive Via Camerelle Eau de Toilette 25ml. (Available: Online).

ChanelAssorted Chanel SamplesCall Irene, and tell her I sent you. She's at the Madison Avenue Store: (212) 833-2005 or (212) 833-2004 email her:

Chantecaille- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Cire Trudon- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Claudio Riaz- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Clé de Peau BeautéSpend $350.00 and receive an Eye Makeup Remover. (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, San Francisco and Copley Place).

Colbert MD- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

David MallettSpend $50.00 and receive Hair & Body Wash 50 ml. (Available: Online).

Davines- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Deborah Lippmann- With Any Purchase receive Misty Morning GWP (Available: Online).

Dedcool- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Diptyque- With Any Purchase receive Figuier (Available: Online).

Dr. SebaghSpend $300.00 and receive a Body Collection Bag(Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Copley Place and San Francisco).

Dr. Barbara Sturm- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Escentric Molecules- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Eve Lom- Spend $50.00 and receive Morningtime Cleanser and Cleanser Cloth (Available: Online).

FOREO- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Gendarme- Spend $90.00 and receive a Gendarme cologne GWP (Available: Online).

GivenchyWith Any Purchase receive Perfecto Bale and a small geometric pouch (Available: Online).

Goldfield & BanksPurchase any Goldfield & Banks products and receive Pacific Rock Moss 10ml. (Available: Online).

Harry'sPurchase any Harry's Razor Set and receive Face Lotion 50ml. (Available Online).  Purchase any Harry's Razor Set and receive Post Shave Mist (Available: Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Copley Place and San Francisco).

HourglassSpend $125.00 and receive a deluxe sample of Veil Mineral Primer, Caution + Unreal Gloss in Sublime (Available: Downtown, Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills). Spend $125.00 and receive Femme Rouge Lipstick in Grace (Available: Online).

Heretic- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

JIN SOONSpend $36.00 and receive Crush GWP (Available: Online).

KaiSpend $40.00 and receive a full size Body Polish (Available: Online).

Kevyn Aucoin- With Any Purchase receive a Mini Bloody Roses Lip Pencil (Available: Online).

Kiehl's- Spend $50.00 and receive a Calendula Foaming Wash 30ml. (Available: Online).

Kjaer WeisWith any purchase receive a Sensuous Plum Lip Tint (Available: Online).

La MerSpend $300.00 and receive Eye Balm Intense 3ml. (Available: Online).

La Prairie- Spend $500.00 and receive a Skin Caviar Absolute Filler 5ml. (Available: Online)

Le Labo- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Lilah BSpend $75.00 and receive a Lovingly Lip Tinted Lip Oil (Available: Online).

Lipstick Queen- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

LumiraSpend $120.00  and receive a Mini Travel Candle  (Available online).

Maison Margiela- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

MALIN+GOETZSpend $80.00 and receive a Cannabis Votive Candle (Available: Online).

Martial Vivot- With any purchase receive a 1 oz. shampoo (Available: Online)

MarvisSpend $20.00 and receive a 30ml. Mouthwash Concentrate (Available: Online).

Mila Moursi- Spend $150.00 and receive Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30 GWP (Available: Online).

Molton Brown- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Moroccanoil- Spend $50.00 and receive the Original Fragrance Hand Cream 20ml. (Available: Online).

NARSSpend $150.00 and receive a Mini Orgasm Blush (Available: Online).

Natura BisseSpend $350.00 and receive a complimentary Diamond Cocoon Sheer (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills and San Francisco).

Nude EnvieSpend $120.00 and receive a full size Lipgloss in Illuminate (Available: Online).

NuFACE- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Odin New York- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Oribe- Spend $75.00 and receive a Dry Duo Kit GWP (Available: Online).

Oskia Beauty- Spend $80.00 and receive Renaissance Cleanising Gel GWP (Available: Online)

OUAI Haircare- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Patricks- With Any Purchase receive a SH2 Deeo Clean Shampoo 60ml and CD2 Moisturizing Conditioner 60ml. (Available: Online and Madison Avenue).

Philip B.- Spend $150.00 and receive Russian Amber Conditioner (Available: Online).

R+CO- Spend $50.00 and receive a Crown Scalp Scrub deluxe (Available: Online and San Francisco).

Rahua- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Rejuvenated- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Rene Furterer- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

RéViveSpend $350.00 and receive a complimentary travel size Intensite Icons Set (Available: Online, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills and San Francisco).

Rodin Olio Lusso- Spend $125.00 and receive a full size Lip Balm (Available: Online).

SachajuanSpend $50.00 and receive Hair Repair 50ml. (Available: Online). Spend $250.00 and receive the Discovery Kit (Available: Online).

Serge Lutens- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

ShiseidoWith Any Purchase receive the FSLX 10th Anniversary Set QWP (Available: Online).

Shu Uemura Art of Hair- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

Sio Beauty- With Any Purchase receive a white canvas cosmetic bag (Available: Online and Madison Avenue)

Sisley ParisSpend $350.00 and receive an Tropical Bag with deluxe samples (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Copley Place and San Francisco).

Soohyang- Spend $60.00 and receive New York Matches (Available: Online).

StarskinSpend $50.00 and receive a Dreamkiss Plumping & Hydrating Bio0Cellulose Lip Mask GWP (Available: Online).

Sunday Riley- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

SurrattSpend $200.00 and receive La Baton Rouge Lipstick (Available: Online, Downtown, Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Copley Place and San Francisco).

TATCHA- Spend $50.00 and receive Everyday Essentials Set GWP (Available: Online).

The Collection- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

The Organic Pharmacy- Spend $150.00 and the Body Beautiful Moisturizing Duo (Available Online).

The HarmonistSpend $225.00 and receive a Metal Flow Body Buffer (Available: Online). Spend $295.00 and receive a candle (Available: Downtown, Madison Avenue, Copley Place, Beverly Hills and San Francisco).

Tiziana Terenzi- Spend $190.00 and receive a mini candle (Available: Online,  Downtown and Madison Avenue).

Veronique Gabai- Spend TBD Gift TBD (Available: Madison Avenue).

Verso- Waiting to hear if there is a step-up gift.

YSL- Receive a complimentary silver pouch and samples with any Yves Saint Laurent Beauty purchase (Available: Online).

ZelensSpend $200.00 and receive Z Pure Cleansing (10ml) (Available: Online)

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 question–so this way everyone gets the answers.

SO MUCH LOVE IN A LITTLE BAG Spend $200 on cosmetics, skincare, or fragrance in-store or online to receive a women's or men's bag filled with our favorite of-the-moment products.* SHOP NOW

Are you planning on partaking? If so, what are you thinking of getting? 
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  1. Hi Lola! Thrilled to see this post :) I did my presale for my Sisley goodies (my husband just rolled his eyes at the amount).."but look at all the goodies I get for spending so much!" was my reply (it's my usual Fall stock-up). My SA offers multiple step-ups the more you spend so this is when I buy the "good stuff", lol.

    Very interesting to see that many of the gifts are online only; kinda sad too. For those of us who use an in-store SA in order to keep them employed/earning money, it's a crappy deal all around: the SA loses out on a commission, the store loses its numbers (shows that online does MORE sales than the physical store) and the customer is forced to shop online if they want the step-up gift. This was hinted at in my conversation with a Barney's rep when she mentioned vendors and the beauty event (not sure if they were going to get items); they decided to stock the warehouse and not the counters since not all lines are available at the stores they left open. I hate seeing this. *heavy sigh*

    Are you going to share your list of goodies you plan to purchase? I love reading what everyone chooses and the bags look quite nice. Hugs to ya!

    1. Hi DivaMum! I am so glad that you are thrilled to see this post. I have covered this event for so many years now, and can't imagine not featuring it!

      YAY for your Sisley goodies! I am so excited for you! My husband also rolls his eyes when I go a little crazy at this event!

      Yes, many of the gifts are online this time– I suspect 9but that is only a guess) it is related to the inventory of the stores that closed. I definitely think that you are right about your assessment of shopping brick and mortar stores vs. online shopping, but many people do most of their shopping online for the sheer convenience of it, and that has really set a new trend in consumer habits. There is absolutely no substitute for the experience of knowing, and seeing, your favorite SA, but retailers are closing with such frequency because they haven't fully adapted to the necessity of reaching many of their customers online. Add that to the insane amount of overhead incurred by brick and mortar stores, and one can see why things are changing. It is far less expensive to ship from a warehouse for them, and have their store as a virtual one online.

      There is definitely something very sad about this, and I really hope that there is some way to preserve that in-store shopping experience– because that is a big part of the fun!

      I am still trying to decide whether I can justify shopping this event this time around because Milo's veterinary bills have been exorbitant this month, and I may need to cut out my personal purchases for a little while. I will definitely let you know if I cave and shop the event (which is one of my all0time favorite events!).

      Which Sisley products did you get? I am such a fan of that line! xoxo, Helen

    2. I agree with DivaMom about the SA losing out on online purchases! Not fair to them. But I have always been delighted by the Barney’s bag. Been introduced to so many new to me products

    3. Hi Allison, I agree with DivaMum as well. The whole trend in retail is changing so much, and while online shopping is convenient it is no substitute for being able to go into a store to try something on, swatch for the right color makeup, and engage with the knowledgeable sales associates.

    4. I never know if I should call you "Lola" here or Helen, lol. I don't want to get in tr2ouble!

      My Sisley list was long (Sisleya cream and toner/lotion), 2 lipsticks, Shampoo, hair serum (freaking AMAZING), All Day All Year, other items....around $1500 (Now you know why the eye roll). I plan for this each year and so look forward to it.

      My SA and I were discussing this online situation and she made a very good point: customers will get far better service and goodies working with a real person. At her store, it's been fantastic business (and I am thrilled about that). SA's are pulling together items to make gifts that rival what's only online and in many cases, items ARE arriving for in store customers. All I can say is I'll shop via a live person as long as I can in order to keep them employed (I don't do self checkout at stores for this reason- it eliminates someones job).

      I SO understand about the vet bills. That was me last time; hugs and hope all is well with Milo.

    5. You can call me whichever you prefer, DivaMum! As you know, I am actually Helen and Lola is my cat (Milo's brother) after whom I named this blog!

      You made extraordinary purchases, and you just can't go wrong with Sisley!

      I love that you are so mindful of what happens to our beloved sales associates when we abandon shopping in physical stores! I avoid self-check-out at the grocery store for the same reason. All of our added digital/electronic conveniences absolutely impact the jobs of real people!

      Yes, the vet bills have been unbelievable! Thank you for your concern over Milo's health– thankfully he appears to be on the mend! xoxo, H

  2. wow that's really a lot products! great deal

    1. They always do such a great job with the gift bags and step-up gifts for the LOVE YOURSELF Beauty Bag Event! It's definitely something that you should try out at some point!

  3. These are always so enticing. I'd love to end up with one eventually.

    1. They really are enticing with sooo many amazing goodies to try! I highly recommend it at some point, Marcia! <3

  4. Wow this is sooo cool! Thanks for all the details!

  5. Thanks for the heads up on the gift bag! It sounds amazing.

    1. You are very welcome, Courtney! It is such a great event, and the GWP and Step-Ups are always impressive!


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