Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Barneys Gift With Purchase

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm weak when it comes to the power of the gift with purchase! There have been times where I buy things I don't really like just to get the gift with purchase (GWP).

It's like a high! A thrill you get as you're walking away from the makeup counter which lasts up until you get home and realize that you hate the colors that were included in the gift with purchase and the item you paid for was an impulse buy that you wouldn't have otherwise included in your collection.

Then you feel deflated and are stuck with a drawer full of lipsticks you're never going to use! Trust me, I know this feeling!

Barneys is notorious for giving the very best gift with purchase bags in the industry. So, I ordered Nanadebary Bronze which I wasn't crazy about at first but grew to love just to qualify for the GWP. Here's what came in my GWP bag:

Fragrance samples:
Annick Goutal Nuits de Hadrien
L'Artisan Chasse Aux Pampillons
Kiehl's Original Musk
Hermes Eau de Merveilles
Hermes 24 Faubourg
i Profumi di Firenze Zenzero

Certificate for free Shiseido face massage.

Stila full size It Gloss - in Smashing
Devitt full size Mini Lip Gloss - in Red Sea
Sue Devitt sample of Whipped Foundation
Bobbi Brown samples of three lip stains
Hourglass full size Trace dual lipliner
Nars full size Glitter Pencil - in Roxbury
By Terry full size Hydralift Lipstick - in Mellow Beige

Kiehl's travel tube of Ultimate Hand Salve
Malin + Goetz travel bottle of Face Cleanser
Caudalie travel tube of Bath & Shower Gel
Supersmile travel tube of Quikee
Molton Brown travel bottle of Invigorating Shower Gel
Philip B trial size Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse
SCO sample of Body Polish

Face and Skin:
Chantecaille sample Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser
Bionova sample bottle Eye Make Up Remover
Bionova sample Superior Eye Lift
YSL sample Temps Majeur Yeux
YSL sample Serum
Odile Lecoin sample Serum Tenseur Aux Proteins de Soie
Chanel sample bottle Precision Eye Makeup Remover
Natura Bisse sample Glyco Peeling
Sally Hershberger sample bottle Face Volumizer
NARS sample Nourishing Eye Cream
Revive sample jar Moisturizing Renewal Cream
Cle de Peau sample Eye Contour Balm
Kanebo sample Cell Refining CreamSkinCeuticals sample C E Ferulic
Fresh sample Rice Face Wash
Shiseido sample Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

I'm really pleased with my order and really love the products that were included in my bag even more than the one I received back in February which is shown below as the colors are more my style this time around.

ACK!!!! Where was I when this wonder of wonders was being offered?! I am going to crawl into a hole now and curse my wretched work which keeps me from being updated on my family's activites, current events, and Barney's GWPs!!! ;-)

But seriously, what a wonderful collection of items! I am so glad for you, and shall live vicariously through you! =)
Whoa... that is the mother of all gift with purchases. Nice. And all those full sized items along with the samples, just wow. No wonder you were tempted. That's quite a haul
That is a very nice gift! I am almost sorry I did not spring for it, however I need to conserve my finances for other projects at the moment. Thank you for sharing.
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