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A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Last week I attended the most fa-la-la-tastic holiday event hosted by Fashion Show Las Vegas and Nordstrom.

BIG NEWS!  Nordstrom at Fashion Show has just undergone a HUGE store remodel and it’s, well, nothing short of epic.

Myself and 30 Las Vegas Influencers were invited to a festive holiday brunch in Nordstrom’s new chic event space “The Champagne Room” where we received a masters class in holiday gifting, all the details on the new store design, the 411 on make-your-life easier services and the full list of all the exciting new brands Nordstrom now hosts.

After we all spend about 30 minutes taking photos of our food- ’cause that’s how bloggers do it lol- we ate, chatted, sipped our mimosas and bellinis, got a breakdown on the new store services and then received a guided  VIP tour of the remodeled store.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

There was so much to see that I’m going to have to space it out into a few blog posts but the thing I am the MOST excited about is the revamped beauty department!

It’s had a full makeover! The beauty department now has 28 new brands including Tom Ford, Fresh, Sisley, Space NK, Le Labo and my FAVORITE  Charlotte Tilbury!

And that’s not all… the beauty department is now also offering Nordstrom exclusive services such a custom foundation mixing at Lancome to get your “perfect’ match and coverage, a brow bar at Anastasia Beverly Hills where you can have your brows done by their experts and their Beauty Concierge program- where experts can help you shop and share tips on all brands.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Tom Ford.  Need I say more.

Known for their luxe innovative scents, Tom Ford beauty delivers a singular vision of modern glamour, an embodiment of 21st century sex appeal, timeless elegance, and superior workmanship.

Insider Tip: Tom Ford’s latest scent “Lost Cherry” is MAGICAL!  It has sold out faster than they can get it on the shelves.  If you see a bottle grab it!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

One of my personal favorite brands, FRESH is now at Nordstrom!  yay!

Famous for transforming everyday routines into sensorial rituals that are as indulgent as they are effective. Fresh fuses effective natural ingredients, time-honored rituals, and modern science into a sensorial experience with undeniable results that is completely unique to Fresh.

Insider Tip: If you haven’t tried their Sugar Lip Treatment go get it now!  Thank me later.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Nordstrom added a little Ooh la la to the beauty department.

Prestigious French beauty brand Sisley Paris has been specializing in high-end natural cosmetics and skincare since 1976. A leader in phyto-cosmetology, the company’s top scientists use the finest plant extracts and essential oils to carefully develop a full range of products which target specific areas of concern and deliver undeniable results.

Insider Tip: I am currently obsessed with their Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Eye and Lip Contour Cream which comes with a limited edition ridoki massage applicator to cool, prep and soothe the area prior to cream application. It basically gives you an instant eye lift!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

18 of the new brands are with Space NK.

For those of you not familiar with the brand think of them as the Sephora of the UK. The ultimate destination for beauty discovery – Space NK is home to over 60 stores across the UK and Ireland. Curating a finely honed edit of the most innovative products in the beauty world, including super-charged skincare, cutting-edge cosmetics and game-changing gadgets including brands such as Eve Lom, Laura Mercier, Nars and more.

Nordstrom has brought this little piece of the UK and all it’s brands straight to our door.

Insider Tip: You can find one of the trendiest brands around- Lipstick Queen- in this section.  They made a name for themselves with their transforming lipsticks which look one color but then instantly transform into another: “Frog Prince”  is a bright green which transforms into a fairytale rose shade and Mornin’ Sunshine is a vibrant yellow which once applied becomes a flattering peachy coral.  A super fun gift with a surprise!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

I am so excited about this one!  Niche Fragrance brand Le Labo has finally planted their luxe flag in Las Vegas. This cult favorite brand has become a must have simply by word of mouth- the brand has no paid celebrity endorsers and pretty much no marketing to speak of.  All fragrances are unisex and of the HIGHEST quality.

Le Labo literally means “the lab,” and that’s just what their products look like.  Houses in lab-like bottles with typeface labels each product delivers a chic old-world apothecary aesthetic.

One of my favorite features is the scent names. All of Le Labo’s fragrances feature the name of the principal essence, followed by the number of notes that make up the scent’s composition.

Insider TIP: For the PERFECT winter scent try Le Labo’s newest fragrance TONKA 25, it’s an addictive, dark fragrance with woody notes and a subtle hint of sweetness. 

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

To me this is the Motherland. Charlotte Tilbury has been at the top of my beauty must-have’s ever since I first got my hands on their products.

Created by UK celebrity Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury.

After 20+ years as a makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury knows what works. Every tip and trick she’s learned along the way has shaped her makeup and skin care line.  Known for making skin look like the Snapchat “pretty” filter  she introduced the world to the concept of a dry sheet mask and has sold out of her instantly iconic Bar of Gold highlighter more times than I can count. Her eponymous range stars high-performance formulas, daring color palettes and the most exquisite, boudoir-worthy packaging. It’s stylish, decadent and fabulously feminine.

Insider Tip: Her “Magic Away” concealer and Bar of Gold Highlighter and MUST’s!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

This is pretty dang amazing.

At the Lancome Custom Made Foundation counter you can customize your foundation to match your own skin tone with 8,000 shades, 3 coverage levels and 3 hydration levels to choose from you are sure to get your perfect match!

Your Lancome color expert scans your skin to measure your exact shade.  Then you select your level of coverage and skin type then the machine calculates your unique formula. Your foundation is then prepared right on the spot with your name and complexion ID  labeled right on the bottle for easy refill!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Starting December 1st Nordstrom has brought back Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brow bar!  Hallelujah!

Set an appointment and your trained Brow Studio expert will reshape and sculpt the perfect brow arch using the Anastasia method.

Each and every Anastasia brow appointment is based on the golden ratio.  It’s all about proportion.  The golden ratio is as follows:

  • Brows begin directly above the middle of the nostrils.
  • The high part of the arch connects the tip of the nose with the middle of the iris.
  • Brows end where the corner of the nostril connects with the outer corner of the eye.

Brow Tip: Memorizing the golden ratio above will come in MAJOR handy when trying to obtain that perfect Anastasia brow at home.

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

The Beauty Concierge is the ultimate service for those who find the beauty department a bit daunting.

At this centrally located Beauty Concierge destination you can inquire about items for your specific needs with no pressure to purchase. The creation of the Beauty Concierge came after feedback from shoppers who felt overwhelmed by all the choices and needed some no-hassle direction. You can ask questions and benefit from the knowledge of the Beauty Stylists who act as your personal guide through the cosmetics and fragrance department to help find the best beauty products for your needs.

Make sure to stop in and check out the new department and services for yourself!

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

A Bloggers Holiday at Nordstrom

Summer Lovin': Summer Essentials I Can't Do Without!

Wella wella wella huh…Tell me more, tell me more!

Summer’s here and there will be a whole lot happening!  BBQ’s, swimming, eating, the beach, drinking, shopping, parties, etc. and with that comes sweating, sunburns, heat exhaustion, and dry skin!  How can you survive the summer and look amazing doing it?  There  are several Summer Essentials I can’t do without and neither should you! 

Here’s what’s in my summer survival bag:


The most important thing is Sunscreen!  My current fav is Ocean Potion Broad Spectrum Sunblock SPF 50 Anti-Aging!  It protects from free radicals, is long lasting, water/sweat resistant, and smells like a yummy creamsicle (none of that typical sunscreen stink). (please read my previous post “Sun Cautious” about sun protection)

I HATE dirty grimy feet but I love to wear my Havaianas (flip-flops) around in the summer and feet tend to pick up dirt! My solution: Herban Essentials oil towelettes.  Throw them in your bag for a quick AMAZING smelling wipe off during the day!

In the heat my face starts to feel so dry it seems like I’m wearing a mask!  I love to spritz myself with Fresh Rose Marigold Tonic water!  Your skin will instantly move from “dry lakebed”  to “calm waters”.

Hydrate.  Hydrate.  Hydrate.  Coconut water is an amazing hydrator.  It has 15 times more electrolytes than other sports drinks and  is all natural not to mention the long list of  other health benefits! 

The Summer sun can leave your hair feeling and looking greasier than a diner burger.  A Great way to freshen-up is with Jonathan Green Routine Dry Shampoo.  It’s a brush-on powder shampoo that does not require water.  It  absorbs oil, dirt and product build-up from the roots.   The shampoo also adds volume to weighed down-hair, letting you wait longer in between washing.

Hot, sweaty days and nights = shiney face.  Applying powder over and over can make your face look cakey!  Try blotting papers, they absorb the oil and reduce shine without adding more product to the face!

Your lips can take a beating from the sun!  Dry , chappy lips are no fun.  Make sure you have a lip balm with SPF to keep your lips protected!  I like Keihl’s SPF 15 balm.

Outdoor parties can leave you feeling …uh not so fresh.  Carry a light summer fragrance with you to freshen up. (HINT: don’t use a heavy  perfume in summer it can be overwhelming..stay with something light and fresh like fruits and candies)  I like Aquolina Pink Sugar Body smells like vanilla and caramel..yum yum!