Macy’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Gala-Just Me and My Girlfriends

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Yesterday I received a text from one of my friends that she purchased a few tickets for the Macy’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Gala.  It is an after hours VIP event held by Macy’s to showcase the beauty department.  With not much else to do on a Sunday evening, I absolutely wanted to go.

So I put on my finest sequined jean jacket, and did a half pony-a la PRE Ariana Grande, (Dear everyone, please stop saying she made up this hairdo.) and got in the car to meet with my friends.

Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory before the Macy's event. L-R: Brigette, Me, Atheana and Yadira

Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory before the Macy’s event.
L-R: Brigette, Me, Atheana and Yadira

The event was from 7-10 pm and you had to have a ticket to get in.  Upon arrival, the greeters were handing out goodie bags of beauty samples and raffle tickets.

The beauty department at my Macy’s seems slightly on the small side, so it was really congested in certain areas, and kind of hard to navigate to see all of the brands/products that my Macy’s had stocked.  I had to walk the department a few times to even decide on anything I wanted to purchase.

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Shiseido was providing free facials, and Urban Decay was doing makeovers.  The fragrance department seemed to be the real hit of the night.  Lots of people buying perfume sets.

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My friend Brigette getting her makeup done at Urban Decay

Swatches of course.

Swatches of course

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Macy’s carried Inglot.  I thought that was a brand I could only find online.

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The rest of the store was roped off, so you couldn’t make purchases from any other departments.

I only purchased a few items because to be honest, Macy’s is not really the first place that I go to for my beauty needs.  I much prefer Nordstrom, because their beauty department is larger, more organized, and I feel like they are a little more updated in their image.  I attended an after hours Nordstrom event last year before Christmas, and it was nicer and better executed than last night’s event at Macy’s.

I am really happy I was able to attend the Macy’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Gala, because it was a fun night out with my friends, and I got a couple of great beauty buys along the way.

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By the end of the night, these girls shopped ’til they dropped.

I love these kind of events around the holiday.

Have you gone to any events like this as a kick off to the holidays?

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