Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nordstrom Holiday Beauty Trend Show 2013

This is the third Beauty Trend show at Nordstrom that I have been to this year. 
It's a ton of fun, beauty show starts at 8am with a fashion runway pre-show, they have coffee & donuts and swag bags awaiting you as you walk through the doors, a full on runway and DJ's and giveaways. It's a party at the crack of dawn! 
Check your local Nordy's event page so you don't miss out.

The top 3 trends to look for:
Graphic Eyes 
(Squared off finish to the top liner)
Redifined Smokey Eyes  
(mix of matte & metallic to create a halo effect around the eyes)
Bordeaux Lips 
(Juicy berry stains to Red velvet finishes) 

 The Nordstrom Fashion Runway Pre-Show.
1.Individualist Parker brocade jacket
Topshop fluffy metallic skirt.
2. Topshop Pink Jumpsuit
3. Eliza J faux fur bolero
BCBGMAXAZRIA rio drop waist dress
4. Halogen jewel lip sweater
Hudson wax skinny jean
5. Lauren Ralph Lauren faux wrap dress

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer &"Graphic Eyes" Trend
 Bold eyes, bold dress-BCBGMAXAZRIA

 Clarisonic sure knows how to treat a woman ;) 
A demo on the the must have beauty item in every girls dream...and the Clarisonic brush too. 

Chantecaille shine bright like 'The Diamonds' Eye shadow trio!
Bling & satin outfit by Tory Burch.

I think we all are taking a moment here. Gorgeous dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

 Butter London 'Prince's Plums' lacquer looks edgy yet pretty in this Topshop iridescent fit & flare & faux leather biker jacket.

 The founder of Laila fragrances.

 Show them what you are working with!
Handbag party wearing Adriana Papell dress.

 Vincent Longo of Vincent Longo cosmetics showing us how to apply his lip & cheek gel stain.

Bordeaux Smooches from M.A.C and a hot little beaded Parker jumpsuit.

The best part is after the show, everyone is fully prepped about the latest beauty trends and can't wait to go shopping and grab their samples and raffles and meet some great beauty artists from around the country. Oh and did I mention all the gift with purchases for that day only? 

Butter London was for the first time a part of the cosmetics brands featured in the show. And to my surprise (it was not advertised at all!) Global Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes for Butter London was presenting the polish and swatching overcoats of 'Petrol' on eagerly awaiting customers!

Here's what was in my swag bag:

Here's what I scored at the Butter London counter:

Using the Butter London luggage tag, inside was a special offer for that day only.
On the left is my GWP, It's 'Stratford Honey Overcoat' a full sized glitter that you can wear alone or on top of your fave lacquer to transform the shade! The free "prezzie" just for visiting the counter were two DIY mani cards to achieve a runway worth look and a nail file. I can't wait to try my Double Take Ice Duo set. It's a navy 'Bluecoat' polish w/a 'Leccy Overcoat' British slang for electricity!

One of my favorite parts of the show is the uber talented makeup artist at Laura Mercier singing his renditions of pop songs. This time he sang (my fave) 'All I want for Christmas Is you'...with a spin on it- naturally beauty themed! Check it out!

Stay tuned for this weeks festive posts including my Deal Alert: Black Friday List. I will be creating a list of all my favorite Black Friday sales and updating through out the week!


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    1. It was a TON of fun Jessica! And the best thing is it happens each season and it's free! xo-Franci

  2. Thanks for sharing even more pics - this looks like such an amazing event! How fun are all the freebies and seeing the latest fashion trends, had no idea it also included fashion in the mix. I wanna go so badly, I have to make sure to make it to the next one :)


    1. No prob, thank you for enjoying them! Yes, I love that they paired up the beauty makeup trends with seasonal fashion. You would love it! xo-Franci