Wednesday was a great day for me. Because on Wednesday, I got to start my morning with a mimosa at Saks, while I browsed the latest and greatest in their beauty department. It’s how I like to start all my Wednesdays.
Just kidding. I wish. I was there getting a preview of all the amazing things happening during Saks Beauty Week, which is going on now through next Saturday, October 5. Beauty Week is the perfect time to shop if you’re out of your favorite mascara or you’re in the market for your first wrinkle cream (not that wrinkle cream is on my mind lately or anything). Here’s why:
1. If you spend $100 or more, you get a free tote bag full of samples. The samples are great and all, but the tote bag is the real prize here (see below). I took mine to work yesterday (I chose the camel color) and got a compliment on it immediately.
2. If you spend $150 or more, you also get a matching makeup case.
3. Every makeup counter in the store will be offering a gift with purchase. Guerlain is offering a sample box of its bestselling skincare products, Dior is throwing in lip gloss, Chantecaille has a cute makeup bag with travel-size samples, Jo Malone is gifting shower gel…and that’s just the beginning. The Saks website has a more comprehensive list of the gifts-with-purchase, but that’s not even all of them!
4. There will be some great in-store happenings throughout the week. Dior will be hosting a nail station, Salon Mario Russo will be offering a bun bar, and there will be a DJ and photo booth on Friday, 10/4 and Saturday, 10/5. My new fragrance obsession, Kilian (started by the grandson of the LVMH founder) will even be hosting a bartender next Thursday through Saturday who will be mixing cocktails based on the brand’s scents.
See ya there, gorg!