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Neiman Marcus Cosmetic Counter Crawl

Last weekend I hosted a super fun blogger event at Neiman Marcus Las Vegas.

Myself and 29 of Las Vegas’ top influencers  were invited to a Fabulous Fall Cosmetics Counter Crawl at Neiman Marcus Las Vegas.

Think Pub Crawl but with beauty products and yes of course there was alcohol.  The Neiman Marcus Cafe created a delish breakfast Moscow Mule and treated us to some tasty artisenal toasts and yummy overnight oats.  The toast below that looks like Nutella was actually avocado with coca powder and it was transcendent!

Ok on to beauty……

We covered alot of ground and tried ALOT of products.  In order to keep this post to a reasonable length I narrowed it down to my favorite TOP FIVE New Beauty Finds for Fall 2018.

#1 Atelier Cologne

If you are a frequent reader you know I am head-over-heels for this brand.  My signature fragrance is Atelier’s Vanille Insensee but for the cooler months I am really digging the scents of the Haute Couture Collection (the ones in the gorgeous metallic bottles).

Rose Anonyme plays with dark and light.  Pairing a spiced rose scent with a wonderfully earthen mild oud.  I am NOT a fan of rose scents but this one has enough other notes to balance the rose so that it isn’t always dominant, so even if you don’t care for rose perfumes, Rose Anonyme is worth a try. It delivers a sensual, intimate aura perfect for cuddling close by the fire.  To me this scent gives off a Film Noir mysterious vibe.

Sandal Carmin is a rich deep scent that opens with the exotic hint of saffron then warms to include Gaiac wood, sandalwood, vanilla and white musk.  This scent could bring warmth to the coolest day or night.

#2. Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder and Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water

Fresh’s new Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder and Glow Water blew my mind.

Formulated with vitamin C (tones, brightens, and protects), vitamin E (softens and soothes), and vitamin B5 (smoothes and hydrates), the Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water comes in a non-aerosol metal bottle with a fine-spray nozzle. Infused with extracts of lemon and orange containing naturally-occurring AHAs and a mineral complex consisting of magnesium, copper, and zinc, the alcohol-free Glow Water has a fresh citrus scent. Upon application, the spray feels immediately hydrating and lightly cooling. Use it to refresh throughout the day, as a primer or as a stetting spray.

The Vitamin C Glow Power is a really unique concept.  It’s an easy-to-use foaming facial infused with 20% vitamin C designed to instantly smooth and brighten the skin. Available in packs of 12, each dose of the Glow Powder comes in a small packet separated in two comparts. To use, fold the packet in half, tear, and pour the contents of both into the palm of your hands. Mix in a small amount of water (ONLY USE WATER TO DO THIS) until the powder foams and gently massage onto damp skin. Leave on for 30 seconds- you may feel a slight tingling- then remove with water. After rinsing, your skin feels instantly smoother and it looks noticeably brighter and more radiant so the product definitely lives up to its claim.

#3 CREED Floralie

This is the newest fragrance from the House of Creed.  The scent combines a blend of garden blossoms highlighted by earthy marigold and aquatic nuances set against a gentle amber and cedar base accord. If you like subtle floral scents this one is for you.  Although it was launched as a summer scent I think the marigold and amber give it an earthy vibe that makes it perfect for Fall.

#4 YSL Gold Attraction

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is known for their Limited Edition packaging and this season they launched the Gold Attraction Collection. The collection includes a multi-use palette for eyes, face and cheeks along with the permanent shades of Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. This time the seven lipstick shades are packed in a limited edition black case with embossed with the golden YSL logo. They are GORGEOUS and the perfect shades to take you from Fall all the way into the holidays.

#5 Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Parfum and Matte Velvet Cherry Lip Color

Mic drop.  The coolest combination EVER! With key notes of almond bitter oil, tonka resinoid, orris accord, cashmeran, leather accord and clary sage oil this limited editions fragrance that was  sent from heaven appeals to both men and women. If you’re into a spicy, leathery lavender with hints of vanilla, amber, and bitter almond plus a bottle that is beyond cool then this is for you.

I paired it with Tom Ford Matte Velvet Cherry Lip Color which is a perfect muted, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Perfect to go with all of your Fall looks.

Visit Neiman Marcus or to get your hands on these Fall must-haves.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Last week I hosted the annual Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Holiday Brunch here in Las Vegas.

This is one of my favorite events of the year.  We all get to gather in one place, sip some delish cocktails, snack on some AMAZING nibbles and get a sneak peek at the best in holiday beauty gifting.

Before we get to my Beauty picks I wanted to talk a little about Neiman Marcus’s fun holiday launch this year the “Fun to Give” Collection.  The Collection is made up of wallet friendly finds with merry and bright built right in! From cute little minaudiere style clutches with witty sayings (ok these are supposed to be for kids but I would totally rock one) to my must-have The Disco Ball Drink Cup this collection is packed full of affordable finds that will make the ultimate “wow” gift this season.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Now on to Beauty!  Hooray for Holiday beauty launches!

The holidays are always my favorite time of year for beauty purchases, both as gifts and for myself.  Brands release the most fantastic products at a great value and Neiman Marcus has definitely delivered this season!

Here are my TOP FIVE Picks in Beauty Gifting from the Event:

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

1. DERMAFLASH- for all you Dermaplaner’s out there, you can now dermaplane easily at-home with this nifty little gadget.  DERMAFLASH is a first-in-class at-home, patented, safe, hygienic, exfoliating device inspired by dermaplaning, a procedure available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices, which refinishes skin by removing dead skin cells and built-up debris. The device also gently removes facial hair for smooth, luminous, and youthful-looking skin. The device comfortably and discreetly sweeps away skin imperfections, dullness, and peach fuzz with a subtle sonic vibration. In just three simple steps, it gently removes dead cells, debris, and fine hair from the cheeks, jawline, lip area, chin, and forehead. It is safe for all skin types, skin colors, and ages. DERMAFLASH immediately unveils smoother, more vibrant, and younger-looking skin in the comfort of your own home.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

2. Atelier Cologne Gift Set and Engrave-able Sleeve.  You all know what a HUGE fan of Atelier Cologne I am.  Vanilla Insensee is my signature fragrance.  This season Atelier is offering this incredible gift set the “Coffret Composition Originale”.  The set includes five 1.o fl oz bottles of some of Atelier’s most popular scents including: Orange Sanguine, Grand Néroli, Bois Blonds, Pomélo Paradis and Bergamote Soleil. When you purchase the set you can also receive a leather sleeve for your travel bottles which you can have engraved on the spot!

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3. Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels. Kiss dry lips goodbye. Quickly moisturize and soften your pout. You’re left with perfectly prepped lips, ready to make up and mouth off. Lip Renewal FlashPatch® 5 Minute Hydrogels provide deep hydration to soften and smooth lips, leaving them perfectly prepped for makeup. The HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features advanced hydrogel patch technology that sends the most powerful moisturizing ingredients to your lip faster. Niacinamide, Peptides and Green Tea Extract soothe and deliver antioxidant benefits. Latex free and biodegradable. Ideal for all skin types.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

4. Tom Ford “Girls” Lipcolor. Everyone has heard of the legendary Tom Ford Lips & Boys Collection but did you know Tom Ford just released a Lips & Girls Collection too?  The 50 piece collection includes lip colors named after women Mr. Ford admires, from intimates to collaborators from around the world.  The girls limited edition collection debuts in clutch-sized, ivory and gold packaging all with that signature Tom Ford lip vanilla scent.  Designed to be worn on their own or layered with one another, each transforming color and finish amplifies a woman’s individuality while inciting an insatiable desire to try more than one.  I am OBSESSED with Isamya (the cool blueish/lavender shade).  It is meant to be layered with another shade to instantly transform the color some something so chic you can’t take your eyes off it!

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

5. ORIBE Dry Styling Collection- Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and Dry Texture Spray. Gold Lust Shampoo and Condition are my gold standard in hair care and now the “get the most out of her blow-out” gal in your life can go a few more days without washing with the Oribe Dry Styling Collection. Double the glam. The set includes two full-size cult favorites—volumizing Dry Texturizing Spray and blowout extending Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. This stuff is so magicall I’m not even going to try to explain it.  you HAVE to try it for yourself.

All of these Holiday Beauty finds and the Fun to Give Collection are available ion Las Vegas at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show and at

All of the FABULOUS Beauty Gifts can be found at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show or if you are else where

Chic Soles and Holiday Scents

It’s another DOUBLE Holiday Post PLUS a Double Holiday Giveaway!

 First learn about one of my favorite discoveries Spare Soles foldable chic ballet flats.  Plus exciting holiday gift-giving news from Atelier Cologne!  Each post has a giveaway so when you leave your comment be sure to mention which giveaway you are entering!

A few weeks ago I had an early morning photo-shoot in a hotel-casino lobby.  I was there at 3am and watched swarms of tipsy ladies pour out of the nightclub carrying their heels in their hands.  Yes…. these ladies were barefoot walking through a casino.  Gross. Gross.  Gross.

Our entire crew watched in disgust as lady after lady stumbled past, but embarrassingly, I can relate.  Come on,  you know you can too. Sometimes after a night on the town or even all day in heels your feet are in so much pain you just don’t care about the “eww” factor anymore.  It becomes a matter of survival.  You sadly become “that girl”.

I made it my mission to find a solution.  There had to be a better way to handle this than coming home with tar stained (and who knows what else stained) feet! (gag)

….and I found it….Spare Soles! (cue Angelical music)

Spare Soles has created a super cute/super chic foldable ballet flat.  They fold up to fit into the tiniest handbag with a convenient little pouch to keep them in.

Available in five styles and a variety of colors (they even have ones for weddings and flip flops).

With the Holiday season upon us, I have had a ton of events and parties to attend.  Normally by the end of the night I would be limping home with swollen/aching feet, but now I am armed with my cute little Spare Soles tucked away in my handbag.  Once my feet get to the point of no return I whip out my Spare Soles and tuck my heels into the cute expandable tote that comes with them.  Ahhh heaven!

I’ve been rocking the Metro line.  What I really like about them is that they have a skid-resistant/water-resistant sole and are durable enough to be an all day city walking shoe!

Ladies trust me,  Spare Soles are something your feet won’t regret in the morning!

Visit their website to see the selection of styles and colors:



Spare Soles wants to help keep you from becoming “that girl” !   

1 lucky reader will win a pair of the stylish METRO foldable ballet flats (size 7-8 and 9-10 available)


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Leave a Comment on this post between Nov.  28 and Dec. 4  recalling  a time you could have used Spare Soles!

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Atelier Cologne Holiday


Exciting Holiday news from my favorite cologne artisans Atelier.  The Cologne line that takes you on a scensory journey has 3 new products for the holidays! 

Petite Cologne, Candles and Soaps. You can mix and match them to create your own personalized gift and encase it in a beautiful intense Venice blue box with aubergine leather ribbon!  Magnifique!

Now available are chic pocket sized sprays of all 5 scents: Oolang Infini, Trefle Pur, Bois Blands, Grand Neroli and Orange Sanguine.  BONUS: The bottles are refillable!  Just refill from your 200ml bottle!

Each Candle begins with the highest percentage of fragrance oils with a custom blend of vegetable and paraffin waxes.  Made with traditional candle making techniques and craftsmanship to ensure an even burn, lasting 50 hours!

Atelier Soaps are hard-milled, vegetable based and enriched with a unique combination of  soothing aloe vera and nourishing Shea butter.  A high concentration of citrus oils offer a clean, refreshing and invigorating experience with a skin softening frothy lather!

Atelier is available Exclusively at Neiman Marcus.  Create your gift today!

Scentual Holiday Goodness from Atelier!  1 lucky reader  will receive a Petite Cologne in the scent of their choice!


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Last weeks lucky winner is Camron C.