Neiman Marcus Beauty Event Gift-With-Purchase

THE BEAUTY EVENT

Neiman Marcus has extended their Beauty Event GWP until March 4, 2015, both online and in stores. Spend $125 and you’ll get a small, heavy-rubber tote bag with many rows of triangle cut-outs in one of three colors (actual shades differ slightly from the photo above) with very good products to try.

I got mine a week ago and am pleased with the gifts.  Some are sample-size and others are larger mini’s.  All are from highly-regarded cosmetic/skin care/hair care lines such as Yves Saint Laurent, Molton Brown, Amore Pacific (I used the Time Response Eye Renewal Cream they give you – a good mini size – several months ago and love it) and Oribe.  Hit the website if you want more details: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/beauty.

If you spend $500, you get a few other products and a pencil-holder-size zip case in the same cut-out design.  I wouldn’t recommend spending the extra bucks just to get this gift, unless money is no object for you.

Check the website to see if the brand you’re buying also offers its own GWP.

JUDGE BEAUTY VERDICT:  Guilty – of offering a great deal and top-quality products.

Thanks to the very-cool Kate Somerville beauty consultant, William, at Neiman’s in Beverly Hills, I’ll be checking out the Kate Somerville Event (Kate will be there – I’ve met her before and she’s great) where I’ll be getting a facial later today.  Will report on what products are used and how they work.

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My Beauty Routine for February, 2015

Regular A.M./P.M. Routine:

-Cleansing:  Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.

-Eau Thermale:  I spray thermale water (either Vichy or La Roche-Posay) on my face and take it off with a lint-free cotton facial pad.

-Toner:  Just ran out of Primavera toner and am now using Origins, A Perfect World, Age Defense Treatment Lotion with White Tea, also used with cotton face pad.

-Serum:  Just ran out of – and replenished last week – Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil.

-Moisturizer:  Will be replacing Tatcha Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream with Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream this week.

-Eye Cream:  Cle de Peau Intensive Eye Contour Cream.

-Lip Balm:  Either EOS Lip Balm throughout the day or Peter Thomas Roth Pink Bombshell Lip Balm.

-Sunscreen:  Either Supergoop! or Cle de Peau SPF 50 for face, neck and chest.  La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 for arms and hands (made for face).

On some days, these products replace step in routine or add to it:

-Simple Cleansing Micellar Water.

-Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser, Sensitive Skin.

-Beauskin Snail Mucus Brightening Essence (I promise it’s not gross) pressed into skin.

-Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol Facial Toner spray to refresh skin between A.M. and P.M.

-Post-serum: Pure Vitamin E Oil pressed into skin.

-Post-Serum: Pure Grapeseed Oil pressed into skin.

-Blemish: Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment (spot treatment).

-Cel-Derma Multi-Perfection 100 Hydrogel Mask.

-Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub (twice a week, very gently used on face).

-Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder.

-Tried Aquafor as a moisturizer (Derm prescribed), but need to do more research on the ingredients before using it again.

-After bad experience years ago with prescription-strength Retinol, Derm told me to get Skinceuticals Retinol .5%, which I did.   Need to research how to use it with my skin care routine before I use it.

Hair:

-Shampoo:  L’Oreal Everstrong Sulfate-Free Anti-Breakage Shampoo.

-Conditioner:  Aussie 3-Minute Miracle – Moist.

-Leave-in Conditioners:  Kerastase Chroma Riche Essence and Kerastase Nectar Thermique (even these nice products aren’t enough for my super-dry hair!).

Occasionally use:

-Bumble + Bumble Invisible Hairdresser’s Oil.

-Bumble + Bumble Prep.

-Oribe Gold Pomade.

-Fekkai Dry Shampoo.

-L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse.

-Hate hairspray, so on the rare occasions I need it, I use what my husband has.

Whew – that’s a lot of products!

I’ll be updating this list every month.  Also, I will forego some products if I am testing a new one I’ll be writing about.  I am presently testing a line of skin care created for astronauts called 111 Skin.

If you have any questions about what I use or how I use it, please ask.  Thanks.