Saks Fifth Avenue Tour de Beauty

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On the day after arguably one of the most important Presidential elections of recent memory I think it's time, especially if you live in swing state Ohio, to make a perfectly self indulgent turn and discuss all things luxury beauty to give our brains a break.

Back in September I wrote a post about my feelings on wearing makeup at work, you also shared your thoughts and I oh so enjoyed reading the comments. Well, piggybacking off that post my friend Hallie, who just so happens to work for the ever fabulous brand that is Saks Fifth Avenue, contacted me about coming into the Saks in Beachwood Place for a "Tour de Beauty".

Sign. Me. Up.

I invited Lzone to attend with me based purely on our traditionally polar opposite makeup at work routines and because she's never had a proper facial... GASP.

Upon our arrival at Saks we were given a tour and I headed to the facial room and Lzone was spoiled with wine and hand massages, more on that later though.

My Tour de Beauty experience began with a La Mer facial. If you're not familiar with the brand you should be, their cremes and products are pure decadence, just like the facial.

The La Mer product set up for my facial. Pure relaxation, massage, cleansing and moisturizing skin spoiling happened in this room. 

Once my skin was prepped and primed thanks to La Mer I made my way to the 5th Avenue Club for some vino and a walk through of the Bond no. 9 New York line of fragrances. I've been a fan of Bond no. 9 for a very long time with their Nuits de Noho being one of my signature fragrances for years. It was great smelling some of their new perfumes with New York Amber 100% being my next Bond purchase.

Once Lzone was finished with her facial we reconvened for our makeup tutorial and product testing. I've never had my makeup done by a professional, which may surprise some of you, but I'm such a control freak I just like doing everything myself. Well, after my experience with the talented makeup artists at Saks, I'm hear to tell you I have a new appreciation for getting my makeup professionally done.

From the La Metier de Beaute base, the Chanel foundation, blush, eye shadow and lips, to the Dior lash magic we were spoiled rotten. I could get used to it.

Bond no. 9 is perfection when it comes to package design + Elle giving us the rundown on Dior + La Metier de Beaute display + all the Dior Diorshow mascara a girl could want + Chanel colors, glosses, shadows and more + Saks Cosmetics Manager Heidi and Marketing Director Hallie looking fabulous
Now be prepared for a lot of close-ups of my face.... ha.

Me post La Mer facial sans any makeup at all + Me mid Chanel beautifying + A selfie once I got home showing off my obsession with the day-to-night Chanel smoky eye + The makeup remnant post remover wipe, bye bye!

So yes, we were pampered, spoiled, indulged and had such a great time at Saks and we would have been happy with that being our evening but no, there was more. An INSANE goodie bag filled with swanky luxury products lines that now after using for the past few weeks am totally spoiled and want more. I mean, if it's good enough for J-Lo and Jennifer Aniston it's good enough for me.

Saks bag of fun + Bond no. 9 swag to the max + OMG MY NEW OBSESSION the entire La  Prairie Switzerland skincare line, talk about decadence, yowsa! + Le Metier de Beaute + Chanel + Dior, my love Dior

Just like Master P, I got the hook up, holla if you hear me uuuuuuhhhhhhh.

Well ladies, I'm ready to share this hook up with you because I have a fabulous beauty themed giveaway from Saks Fifth Avenue so you and your girlfriends can have a night or day out just like Lzone and I did.

The goods:
- Chanel: You and five friends will attend a cosmetics master class at Saks in Beachwood Place featuring Chanel products, wine and cheese.
- Dior: You and five friends will attend a cosmetics master class at Saks in Beachwood Place featuring Dior products, wine and cheese.
- Bond no. 9: You and five friends will attend a cosmetics fragrance journey at Saks in Beachwood Place featuring Bond products, wine and cheese.
- La Mer: You and five friends will attend a cosmetics skin care journey at Saks in Beachwood Place featuring La Mer products, wine and cheese.
- Le Metier de Beaute: You and five friends will attend a cosmetics master class at Saks in Beachwood Place featuring Le Metier de Beaute products, wine and cheese.

To enter:
- Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which brand experience you're most interest in trying out with your friends.
- Tweet the following " I want to get my own #TourdeBeauty like @clevelandsaplum from @Saks in Beachwood Place http://bitly.com/PDlnEj " - leaving a separate comment telling me you did so. You can do this daily for extra entries.
- Share this giveaway on Facebook, http://bitly.com/PDlnEj , leaving a separate comment telling me you did so.
- Follow @Saks on twitter, leaving a separate comment telling me you did so.

I'll be choosing one grand prize winner that will get the cosmetics line of their choice + Bond no. 9 and three additional winners for the rest. Great odds on this one, such an awesome girl's night out!

Many many many thanks to the fabulous beauty team at Saks including Cosmetics Manager Heidi Davis, Brittany Clark with Chanel, Jessica George with Le Metier de Beaute, Lisa Sloan and Thomas Stinson with Bond, Juli Elliott with La Mer, Elle Gemma with Dior and of course Hallie Bram for putting it all together.

You have until Monday November 12th at 5pm EST to enter the contest and I'll announce the winners the following day.

Good luck, kids!


[Disclosure: I was provided this fabulous evening of beauty and awesome product sample bag courtesy of Saks, no additional compensation was provided and as always opinions are my own.]

198 comments:

  1. Ooh...this sounds fabulous! Chanel, please!

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  2. beauteous!

    i wouldn't say no to the La Mer Skin Care Journey... with the cleveland winters being what they are, some pampering should def help my skin deal with the dry heat indoors, and stupid biting cold outdoors.

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  3. I'm dying to try Bond no. 9 -- I've yet to own any of their fragrances. Also, I think it's time I grow up and ditch the 'love spell' body spray. Seriously, I still wear it daily.

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  4. I wanna win, I wanna win!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chanel, Chanel, Chanel! :)

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  5. following saks on the twittah!

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  6. Shared on the Why CLE? Facebook page.

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  7. AND I shared on FB (even though I didn't want to!).

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  8. All sound great to me - I love makeup and skin care goodies. I would have to pick La Mer because good skin makes every thing else look better. I love your smokey eyes too.

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  9. Oooh have always wanted to try La Mer. Curious to know if it's worth the investment.

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  10. i would love to try the la mer skincare line!

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  11. Holy balls of holiday happiness!!! I have loved La Prarie since I was 19 and worked at the cosmetics counter across from them. But to pick JUST one? I'd have to go with Dior.

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  12. I would love to try La Mer!

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  13. That is flipping awesome and sounds like you had a great evening! I am now intrigued by the Bond frangrances. But it would be a toss up between Chanel makeup and La Mer skin care.

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  14. I followed @Saks

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  15. I would love the Dior experience

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  16. I want the Dior experience. I love their cosmetics!

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  17. tweet: https://twitter.com/kakaty/status/266198317594210304

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  18. Looks awesome! I'm a Chanel girl all the way :)

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  19. Oh and it is on Facebook!

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  20. fantastic giveaway! I tweeted. and heart the I heart NY bond.

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  21. OMG - this sounds amazing, and I would LOVE to win the Dior prize! Dior is everything - lashes for days!

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  22. Your MOTHER would LOVE, La Mer......or Dior, or Chanel!! My connections don't do me ANY good!

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  23. Thank you for taking me! And thanks to Saks for the celeb treatment! What a fun night. (Also, thank you for not taking any pictures of me sans makeup. ha ha!)

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  24. you always have the best giveaways ... bond no.9 or dior :)

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  25. Since I look to Smitten for all things like this, I'm going with Dior.

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  26. Tweeted today 11/7/12! https://twitter.com/poiseinparma/status/266225842890371074

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  27. Amazing giveaway! I would LOVE a La Mer skin class!

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  28. Can I enter my wife? Score some major points with this one! She's not picky, either Chanel or Dior would do.

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  29. Tweeted and Posted on FB!

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  30. I need this really, really bad! La Mer! Thanks!

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  31. Shared on FB! Thanks!

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  32. shared on FB! thanks!

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  33. I am in for Chanel! Thank you again.

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  34. I would love to win Chanel! I wanna get real pretty. ;)

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  35. shared on FB also. thanks!

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  36. ...And I followed on Twitter.

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  37. This giveaway is the bomb.com! I'm going with the Dior experience.

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  38. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/tremontraven/status/266241024379203584

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  39. I would absolutely love to try the La Mer experience with friends, wine and cheese! Sounds divine!

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  40. Following @saks via twitter (@tremontraven)

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  41. Annnnd.... shared on facebook.

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  42. Channel or Dior--never been to a professional makeup class before

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  43. The Chanel one would be my first choice, but all rock!

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  44. Chanel please! This is amazing!!

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  45. I also followed @Saks on twitter

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  47. I had no idea that Saks did this! I love it! Alexa, I've been reading your blog ever since I moved to Cleveland from NYC. Your blog is cute, fun and it's introduced me to a lot of what Cleveland has to offer... so definitely keep posting! I would love to try the Dior class, because let's face it..once you try their mascara, you can never wear anything else and right now I need a refill :)

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  48. Posted on facebook. Oh, and hello...I <3 your blog!

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  49. I shared it on FB too! Your Mother deserves some perks, at least once! I think Zone has gotten multiple perks....and CK.....ha. XO

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  50. Following Saks on Twitter!

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  51. Shared on Facebook!! :)

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  52. Tweeted today!

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  53. Ok Last comment for the day... All sound amazing Alexa! If I had to pick I'd say Le Metier de Beaute!

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  54. Sweet giveaway!!!! Dior please. Thanks!

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  56. Just tweeted it! I'd go straight for Dior.

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  57. Now that I am 36, I need all the help I can get!

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  58. folllowing saks as well. amazing giveaway !!!!

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  59. Wow! Looks like such a fun night. I would love to try La Mer. With my skin being so stretched out and itchy now at 8+ months pregnant and the dry, winter air on the way, trying that would be amazing.

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  60. tweet: https://twitter.com/kakaty/status/266504187293097985

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  61. Dior...or La Mer....Dior...or La Mer...how is a gal supposed to decide with all this awesomeness?!?!?

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  62. Very tough call but since I SWEAR by Dior Show Mascara, I choose Dior!

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  63. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/266540034394578945

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  64. Tweeted again! https://twitter.com/tremontraven/status/266549255236374528

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  65. Wonderful giveaway! Dior!!!

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  66. Oooooo, La Mer please! But to be fair, I'll take any one of them.

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  67. I've always wanted to try La Mer but can never afford it!!

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  68. Tweet: https://twitter.com/kakaty/status/266925990649933824

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  69. Tweeted again today: https://twitter.com/jh_quick/status/266955258859749376

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  70. Wow! Definitely la mer but they all sound good!

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  71. TGIF tweet! See you at the Cat tonight!

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  72. Fab giveaway my friend. I'm probably most interested in Le Metier de Beaute. I own quite a few of their nail polishes but have never tried any of their other beauty products.

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  73. I tweeted https://twitter.com/AllLacqueredUp/status/267013960467873792

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  74. Fab giveaway my friend. I'm probably most interested in Le Metier de Beaute. I own quite a few of their nail polishes but have never tried any of their other beauty products.

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  75. Oh and I followed Saks. Turns out there were following me and I wasn't following them. Oops!

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  76. :) It was such a fun night, I loved working with you ladies!! ps. Bond No. 9 New York Amber is also my personal fav, but they have 54 other amazing options! Good luck everyone, feel free to follow me, I'm always happy to answer any questions! xoxo~ Elle Gemma http://www.facebook.com/#!/ellegemma.s5a.dior

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  77. tweets for a Madonna-filled Saturday

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  78. The La Mer products - so fancy!

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  79. tweet, tweet.

    ps: hope you are feeling better soon :)

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  80. https://twitter.com/jh_quick/status/267622992631193600

    Tweet!

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  81. I'm definitely interested in the Chanel cosmetics master class. I've always wanted to learn more about the Brand and how to properly apply various products!

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  82. Been tweeting again since you posted! This is such a fab giveaway! Dior!

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  83. Tweeted today! https://twitter.com/tremontraven/status/267837907887345664

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  84. I hope this is my lucky Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/267974940224016385

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  85. Just tweeted again:

    https://twitter.com/Managed_Chaos/status/267982764077375488

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  86. https://twitter.com/kakaty/status/268037255757692928

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  87. Tweeted again! https://twitter.com/jh_quick/status/268046250933379073

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  88. Fun! They all sounds amazing but I would pick Chanel.

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