Thursday, October 16, 2014


Event Coverage (Affiliate Links)

I love Nordstrom, and their Beauty Trend Event is one of my favorite beauty events in which to partake. When Nordstrom PR contacted me to cover this noteworthy event at their Westside Pavilion location in Los Angeles I was thrilled. This is one of my favorite Nordstrom locations, and they certainly did an amazing job rolling out the red carpet for their guests at this fabulous event. The Trend Event is the perfect time to be introduced to cutting edge skincare and on-trend makeup. It's the perfect time and place to refresh your routine, and to learn so many tips from the experts. Beyond that, it just so much fun, and once you attend you will definitely want to go back again and again!

About Beauty Trend Events:
Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with savvy beauty experts. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you're pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it! 

Furthermore, select locations feature Beauty Trend Shows,

About Beauty Trend Shows:
Here, you’ll watch top industry insiders reveal spring’s best beauty trends during a high-energy runway show. Then, get complimentary makeup, skincare and fragrance consultations full of DIY tips and tricks. Plus, score an exclusive (and free!) Nordstrom tote bag – just for attending! Tickets at $20 and redeemable toward your beauty purchase day of the event. The show starts around 8am, so don’t miss out!
 Entrance to beauty paradise
As one enters they immediately see scores of people getting makeovers that reflect this season's beauty trends.
The Beauty Department at Westside Pavilion is absolutely gorgeous!
My welcome committee (left To right): Monique (Department Manager), Richard (Beauty Stylist) and Jesse (Kate Sommerville Esthetician)
Richard's Makeover Workstation (below)
MAC had a makeover station near the escalator that never had an empty seat
One of the first things that you will notice at the Beauty Trend Event is that there is a wonderful energy in the air, and everybody has so much fun.
Clients are treated to makeovers and facials from award winning Makeup Artists and Estheticians, and not only do they have a wonderful time, but they are also taught all sorts of beauty industry tips.
Furthermore, clients also are educated on how to apply the hottest trend-setting beauty products straight from the runway.
 Nordstrom carefully selects Makeup Artists who are among the very finest in the industry.
 The aisles were filled with makeover stations.
Simply go to the counter of your favorite brand and you will find their highly trained Makeup Artist's waiting to treat you to an amazing makeover. Additionally, most of the counters have amazing Gifts with Purchase during the event-- so it's the perfect time to purchase what you need or want. The Makeup Artists also give you a customized face chart that shows you precisely what they used on you, and how they applied it. This is very helpful in aiding you in recreating the look at home.
 Kristi is an amazing Makeup Artist, and a Beauty Stylist at the Westside Pavilion location.
The aisles were packed!
Many of the skincare lines were offering clients wonderful facials during the Trend Event!
Arcona, an amazing natural skincare line, recently became available at the Westside Pavilion location! 
Sheila from Arcona gives a client a wonderful custom facial.
The Arcona facial station in a rare moment when the seats were empty. I had to rush to take the picture since these chairs were literally filled all day long!
 Leah from Arcona is using her expertise as an Esthetician to help a client choose her products.
The beautiful faces of Arcona! Sheila and Leah both have amazing skin, and healthy vibrant skin is precisely what Arcona products deliver.
Sheila introduced me to a few new Arcona products, and the Brightening Gommage Exfoliator really caught my attention! According to Arcona it is a,

Two-in-one brightening gommage synergistically promotes deep exfoliation while visibly improving skin’s balance, tone and clarity. Reduce the appearance of uneven pigmentation and scarring with ascorbic acid and skin-lightening daisy extract. Exfoliate and purify skin with naturally occurring diatomite, jojoba beads and zeolite. Helps protect skin with antioxidant-rich cranberry and blueberry extracts. Leaves skin toned, vibrant and more luminous.
The fantastic Arcona Gift with Purchase:
 The highly coveted Kate Somerville DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment in progress:
Jesse, who is a truly amazing Kate Somerville Esthetician, giving a client the Kate Somerville DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment.
After Jesse finished with her client she gave me a facial, and what an amazing experience it was!
Kate Somerville created the DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment,

For unparalleled hydration and that signature glow, DermalQuench is a Kate Somerville favorite. The skin is drenched in a hyaluronic serum and vitamins. Oxygen is then applied as the serum soaks into cells, for further hydration, healing and conditioning. Watch dryness and fine lines disappear, and discover a softer, supple complexion.

The results of this treatment are truly astounding, and I highly recommend getting this amazing treatment. A small size pen-like device that is connected to a oxygen machine, as you can see in the photograph above, delivers a combination of oxygen infused with serums that penetrate deeply into the skin. It hydrates and plumps the skin leaving a glowing healthy and quenched complexion like nothing else you have ever seen. It's no wonder that this is a favorite among Kate Somerville's long list of celebrity clients.
 These are all of the Kate Somerville products that Jesse used on my skin! I want them all!
The Kate Somerville Counter
I caught up with Justin, from Perricone MD, when he had a free moment to discuss the fantastic skincare line.
Justin and Jesse having fun!
A lovely Shiseido Esthetician gives a client an amazing facial treatment. Below: the tantalizingly beautiful makeup from Shiseido.
One of the Clarisonic displays
I can't begin to stress the difference that I saw in the quality and clarity of my skin when I began using my Clarisonic-- it's definitely best-in-class!
 The Clarisonic demonstration station!
Philosophy utilizes the Reveal Imager Skin Analysis tool to take pictures of your skin in order to reveal surface and subsurface pigmentation and damage. Afterward a Philosophy skincare specialist assists you in selecting the appropriate products to treat damaged skin and fade hyperpigmentation
Shown below (left to right): Microdelivery Peel Kit, Time in a Bottle, Turbo Booster C Powder and Time in a Bottle.
Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Station
The beautiful La Mer counter is a favorite destination for so many beauties!
The amazing La Mer Gift with Purchase
The wonderful world of Kiehl's
The Kiehl's Gifts with Purchase are amazing at The Beauty Trend Event!
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Bar (At the following Nordstrom locations). The client is having her brows shaped.
Anastasia has created a shop away from home inside Nordstrom. She says, 'I wanted to create the ambiance of my salon inside the Nordstrom cosmetics department. I realize that time is of the essence for the savvy Nordstrom shopper, and that is why we created a Brow Studio to suit their needs.'

Each Brow Studio expert is trained to the highest Anastasia standards of brow excellence and is eager to create the perfect brow arch using the Anastasia method. In the studio you may enjoy perfect brow arching, brow reshaping and sculpting, and facial waxing.
The Mini Must-Haves feature travel-friendly products, but they are also the perfect way to try a variety of things before committing to the full size versions.
The Deborah Lippmann Nail Bar is the ultimate place to find a fabulous polish for every occasion.
The Lancôme counter was very busy all day long, and their Gifts with Purchase were literally flying off  of the shelves!
Look at all of the sparkling jewel-tones!
Lancôme's NEW 'Grandiôse' Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara is one of the most discussed mascara break-throughs.

Lancome's revolutionary new mascara is the first to focus on all three aspects of application—wand, brush and formula—to achieve a dramatic, fanned effect. The cutting-edge, patented swan-neck wand is expertly curved to work with the natural contours of the face, allowing you to reach every lash, from corner to corner, root to tip. Combined with a smartly designed, flower-shaped elastomer brush, the creamy, quick-drying formula evenly coats even the smallest lashes. Rose-cell extract fortifies and conditions so lashes stay soft and supple. Deep black pigments make maximum impact, creating lush, full fringe and an intense, wide-eyed look.
Estée Lauder Counter
Aerin Counter
So many gorgeous twinking jewels to covet!
The Bobbi Brown Counter
The Bobbi Brown Gift with Purchase
The Smashbox Counter
One of the lovely sales associates in Fine Fragrance 
My Burberry Fine Fragrance
Clarins Counter
Monica is the lovely counter manager at Clarins, and I caught up with her in a rare moment when things were peaceful at her counter.
I couldn't resist getting a picture of my beloved Clarins 'Eclat Minute' Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector- I love these gorgeous lip balms!
The Clarins Gift with Purchase was amazing!
The NARS Makeup Station was packed non-stop all day long!
The gorgeous new NARS Audacious Lipsticks are just extraordinary, and I love that Charlotte Rampling is the new face of NARS!
NARS has such a spectacular collection!
NARS Gift with Purchase
The lovely land of Chanel
For the love of Chanel Blushes!
The Dior Counter
YSL Gift with Purchase
The MAC Universe
The Clinique Counter
Clinique Gift with Purchase
Trish McEvoy Counter
The happy faces of Laura Mercier
Three lovely Laura Mercier Makeup Artists (Nadine in the center and Jen at the right)
At the end of a long and fun day, I bid everyone farewell and headed home.
Generous Gifts with Purchase that Nordstrom and Monique sent me home with! Thank you for an amazing day! 
Nordstrom at Westside Pavilion has this amazing view through the atrium.
This weekend, October 17th and 18th, Nordstrom Beauty is hosting several seasonal Beauty Trend Events and Beauty Trend Shows! We would love for you to share the below information with your readers – or stop in and enjoy the festivities yourself!

Simply RSVP or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom.

About the Trends: Get the VIP treatment at our in-store events with a look at runway-inspired trends, complimentary beauty consultations with pro stylists, exclusive gifts and samples. Call or visit a store near you to reserve your spot and get complete event details.

Can't make it to our Beauty Trend Events? Live Chat with us or call 1.800.7beauty to book a free consultation with a Beauty Stylist.

If you cannot make it to any of the events, but are interested in seeing the fabulous Online Gifts with Purchase currently available at Nordstrom click here.

This Weekend, Join The Fun at the following Nordstrom locations:

Nordstrom Alderwood
3200 184th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Nordstrom Beachwood Place
26200 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Nordstrom Chandler
3199 West Chandler Boulevard
Chandler, AZ 85226

Nordstrom Cherry Creek
2810 East First Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Nordstrom Christiana
100 Christiana Mall
Newark, DE 19702

Nordstrom City Creek
55 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Nordstrom Clackamas
11900 SE 82nd Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

Nordstrom Fashion Island
901 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Nordstrom Oakbrook
10 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Nordstrom San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Nordstrom Somerset North
2850 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084

Nordstrom Spokane
828 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Nordstrom Topanga
21725 Victory Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Nordstrom University Towne Centre
4321 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Nordstrom Vancouver
8601 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662

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Instagram: @Nordstrom

Overall Assessment: I always have an amazing time at the Nordstrom Trend Event, and highly recommend attending!
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  1. Do they rotate offering these events throughout the country? I would love to attend but no location nearby is listed. Thanks!

    1. They do have them throughout the country, and they are WELL WORTH attending! They are lots of fun! I would call the locations in your area to see whether or not they will be partaking soon! I think that you would have lots of fun, and you get so many goodies, and learn so much! :-)

  2. Do you recall what you purchased to get all those goodies?

    1. They were all press samples courtesy of Nordstrom and the various companies. I don't recall the specifics of each of the gifts, but they were the gifts with purchase that they were offering customers during the Trend Event.


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