Okay, here it is: you, me, Tabs — we blow off the rest of the afternoon, drive into the city, hit an ice cream shoppe, and then go cruising for makeup.

What do ya say? Älä viitsi! Tiedät että haluat.


I need a break… Tabs has been working my paws to the bone! This morning, we had a “gravy emergency.” I won’t go into it now, but needless to say, I’m pooped.

I could really finish with a few hours of meow time best now.

Let’s see… We could start with fresh-squeezed lemonade and semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies at Specialty’s (yep, that’s really how it’s spelled), do a little shopping at Union Square, maybe stop by Nordstrom to see Dick page work his magic at the Shiseido counter.


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And after, a trip to the Barneys new York charm department where they carry one of my favorite under-the-radar makeup lines, Sunday Riley, and niche perfumes you can’t really sniff anywhere else (hello, Frederic Malle Geranium!).

And best now they’ve got a pretty sweet gift with purchase set.

It’s to celebrate their love yourself charm Event, going on now ’til September 22. spend $200 on any combo of makeup, skin care and/or perfume, and get a blue and tan makeup bag bursting with fancy charm samples like…

Hourglass No. 28 primer Serum

Sunday Riley The Influencer extra volume glossy Mascara

Deborah Lippmann nail Lacquer in money now sleep Later

Koh Gen Do makeup color Base in Lavender Pink

Sue Devitt Defining eyeliner in Oslo

Radical Skincare Age-Defying exfoliating Pads

Giorgio Armani Regenessence Multi-Corrective Rejuvenating Cream

By Terry Creme De rose Nutri-Lift comfort Cream

Malin+ Goetz Vitamin E face Moisturizer

Chantecaille Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser

3Lab The Cream

Ren Glycolactic brilliance renewal Mask

NARS Skin double Refining Exfoliator

YSL forever youth Liberator Serum

L’Artisan Parfumeur Paris Eau de Toilette in Batucada

Costume national Deau de Parfum

Tocca Violette Eau de Parfum

Kai fragrance

The offer also includes men’s grooming products, so you could snag something for yourself and/or your woman/man. In my case, I’m not so sure about that… El Hub acts like face moisturizer and eye cream are the devil’s work!

If you can’t make it to Barneys, the offer also applies to online barneys.com charm purchases, too. No discount coupon code necessary. just fill your cart, and the goody bag automatically pops up when you hit the $200 barrier.

Makeup and nail polish samples from sue Devitt, Deboran Lippmann, Hourglass, Sunday Riley and Koh Gen Doh
Skin care samples from YSL, radical Skincare, NARS and more!

Perfume samples from Kai, costume National, Tocca and L’Artisan Parfumeur Paris

If you’re searching for ideas, here are some of the Sunday Riley, Tocca, hourglass and NARS products I’ve been loving lately…

Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye colors and Intimate blush

Frederic Malle Perfume

NARS heat Wave, Cyprus Eyeshadow, Cairo Eyeshadow and Madly Blush

Hourglass hourglass Veil Mineral primer SPF 15, Dune Visionaire Eye shadow Duo, Foundation/Blush brush No. 2 and the opaque Rouge liquid Lipsticks

Tocca Violette, Graciella and Bianca perfumes

And for the Tarte fans among us (I count myself among you)…

Not Barneys related, but if you heart Tarte, the line is currently up for the customer choice charm awards on QVC.

A few items in the running include…

Amazonian Clay Full-Coverage foundation SPF 15 with a Brush
100% Pure cold pressed Maracuja Oil
If you want see your favorite Tarte products take the top charm spots, cast your ballots online now at QVC.com. The winners will be revealed October 30.

And speaking of chocolate chip cookies (weren’t we talking about those?)…

If you have a fool-proof recipe, please pass it along. I’m craving cookies BADLY, and awful things may happen if I don’t get some cookies soon.


Mmm… Cookies…

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