BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BUY: Build your own’s come in many forms.You can build your own salad, build your own pizza (extra cheese? Yes indeed.) and even build your own breed of dog (Schnoodle, perhaps?) But for one week only, you can build your own makeup collection at Sephora. Now through August 4, choose five samples of top-notch beautifying products to add to your collection, free with any purchase. Laura Mercier Foundation primer and Lorac TANtalizer Body bronzer topped out list of picks. Do it all online, and your custom collection of samples will packed in an airplane-approved Sephora bag and sent with the rest of your order. So get samplin’.
GARDEN OF EDEN: If you are responsible enough to own a plant and keep it alive, this is your lucky day. Jayson Home & Garden is having a green ‘ole sale. Now through August 10 get half off all annuals, herbs, perennials and shrubs at its yearly garden sale. 1885 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-248-8180
FALL IN LOVE: Haven’t been to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale yet? First, remove yourself from the bubble you live in and second, get down there before its over. You have until August 2 to get sweet discounts on Fall’s hottest merchandise.