Let’s Go Luxe, Part 2 (Saks Fifth Avenue Beauty GWP)

[Read Part 1 here]
Okay, ready for my spending justification? You better be, because I did math, people. Lots and lots of math. First off, these are all tubes/jars. NO PACKETS, except for the Estee Lauder sample, and that was a very generously sized packet – I got 4 uses out of it. Second, these are brands that I’d probably never be able to try otherwise. Really high end stuff. And since I’m apparently stepping into the crazy-spendy skincare arena now, why the heck not snag an upscale GWP when I have the chance?

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Here’s how it all breaks down (product links are to Saks, for the sake of being consistent, unless no longer available):

Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner – I cannot find the size of the full-size version in order to calculate the sample value (0.1 oz), but it is $28. I’d guess the sample is worth at least $3.

Bond No. 9 New York: Eau de New York, Hamptons, Fire Island, Sag Harbor, and Coney Island (samples are all 1.7ml spray bottles) = value of $22.17

Chantecaille Foaming Rice & Geranium Cleanser – full size is 3.4 oz for $60. Sample is .27 oz for a value of $5.08.

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask – full size is 8.3 oz for $64. Sample is 1.7 oz for a value of $13.11.

Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub – full size is 6.9 oz for $37. Sample is 3.5 oz for a value of $18.76.

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Eyes Mascara – full size is 0.23 oz for $32. Sample is .09 oz for a value of $12.52.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – full size is 1 oz for $62. Sample is .05 oz for a value of $3.

Laura Mercier Bronze Primer Radiance – full size is 1.7 oz for $33. Sample is 0.5 oz for a value of $9.70.

ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream – full size is 0.5 oz for $140. Sample is .10 oz for a value of $28.

Sisley All Day All Year – full size is 1.7 oz for $398. Sample is .13 oz for a value of $30.44.

T3 Hairbrush – full size for $17.

For anyone keeping score out there, that’s a total GWP value of… $250.78!!!

Is anyone else a total sucker for a good Beauty GWP? This is definitely the highest-value GWP I’ve ever purchased/received before. Tell me about your fave GWP – I need to justify my totally out-of-character behavior. But I must say, I’m enjoying all of these products immensely.


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