Sunday, April 17, 2011

You "Like" me! You Really "Like" me!

As you can tell, I haven't been posting as much as I have been for the past week. I'm in the process of bringing you a much more different, informative site that will have tips and other fun things on there for you. For now, I'm updating my facebook with constant information. Please "like" me to keep up and I hope you are having a beautiful weekend :)

The "like"able,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Waking up to Makeup @ Nordstrom

*First off, I'd like to start by saying I am not a reporter. As fun as it would be, I just don't have that Diane Sawyer-like quality. I like to get in and get out at big events, getting as much info as I can in a small ammount of time. Maybe it is my anxiety, who knows, but I'm just a lil-ol' beauty blogger trying to bring up to date beauty news to you beautiful internet folk =) I don't have one of those fancy camera that take big, HD images. I have my little red Nikon Coolpix that seems to work for me just fine! Having said that, here is my documentation on Nordstrom's Beauty Bash Event for their grand opening this past Friday, April 8th.*

There were easily over 3,000 people in attendance which was a shock to me seeing as how the event started at 8am! The event was catered with doughnuts, coffee, and big-ol jugs of milk in order to wake the public up. And if food didn't work, a DJ was live at the event spinning the current top 40 dance tracks. Everyone was wide awake, some people even dancing! The female emcee of the day was doing a wonderful job pumping up the crowd.

It was great to see all of the enthusiastic workers gathering customers and placing them at one of the several pop up makeup stations. Such brands in attendance were La Mer, Laura Mercier (who btw makes the best foundations for full coverage I've ever used!), MAC, Marc Jacobs, and Nars to name a few. I interviewed fellow MUA Shanell Green from Nars in order to find out what her thoughts and feelings were about the upcoming trends and if she had any makeup tips she was willing to dish out. You can view the interview at my Wilmington Examiner site by clicking here.

The morning went by so fast and I got to meet so many wonderful people! Delaware Fashion Blogger, Leslie Eugene was in attendance as well so stay posted for what she thought about the event. I got sample galore and I can't wait to see which seem to work the best. I picked up Philosophy's "Help Me" retinol nighttime cream because of all the amazing things I've heard about it. I have a few small dark spots on my face that I can thank the Jersey Shore and my immature ignorance to SPF when I was younger for. I've read so many reviews on "Help Me" that I just had to give it a go! Not only does it fade the the spots, but it also fills in fine lines and softens skin all around. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this "Fountain of Youth" promised product =)

Have a wonderful weekend and next stop on the Nikki makeup train - the 2011 IMATS in New York this Sunday. Super excited!!


P.s. Does anyone have $10,000 lying around so I can buy these boots? Absolutely fabulous!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I have something so exciting to share with you!

I am so excited because Nordstrom invited me to their Beauty Bash event for the grand opening of their newest store at the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware this Friday, April 8th!

I can't wait to see everyone there!

And what made me feel even more honored is that they asked me to join them inside the store before the big grand opening where they first greet the new customers! I feel like I am on cloud 9!!

If you see me, please come up and say hi. There is going to be so much happening that day, it will be crazy. There are going to be some amazingly great deals and free goodies and for the first 1000 attendees, each person gets this great beauty bash tote stashed with lots of wonderful samples and products! Also, you’ll receive a deluxe train case with your purchase
of $150 or more from the department as an exclusive grand opening gift to you!

Here are some of the events and special gift with purchases that will be going on straight from the Nordstom PR Department:

- Philosophy Oxygen Pee
Great Skin is in! Please join our skincare team of experts for a complimentary Oxygen Peel and skincare consultation. Receive a 5-piece gift with any $50 or more purchase of Philosophy.

- Enhance Your Style with Estée Lauder (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m)
Join Estée Lauder and InStyleR magazine to celebrate the grand opening of our newest store and enhance your style for spring. Receive a complimentary style consultation with an InStyle representative, plus take home a copy of InStyle’s book, ‘Instant Style,’ when you make a qualifying purchase of Estée Lauder products.

- Clarins Beauty Party (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m)
Join us for our Clarins Beauty Party—you’ll meet our makeup and skincare experts and learn about the latest trends in signature Clarins beauty and skincare products. You’ll receive two deluxe-size samples with your two-item Clarins skincare purchase.

- Shiseido Facial Massage (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m)
Experience our signature Shiseido facial massage. After your relaxing treatment, receive a makeup lesson using our amazing spring color collection created by master makeup artist Dick Page. Plus, receive a makeup pouch filled with Shiseido samples
with your two-item skincare purchase.

- Tria Beauty ‘At Home Laser Hair Removal’ Event (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m)
Join us and experience Tria Beauty At Home Laser Hair Removal. Tria Beauty experts will be available to demonstrate and educate customers on how to acheive hair-free skin in just six months. Plus, with your Tria beauty purchase, receive a
full-size oil-free SPF 32 sunscreen.

- Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare ‘Peel the Difference’ Event
Join us for a one-to-one consultation and experience better skin tone, smoother texture, a softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and more. In addition, receive an Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel with your $100 purchase.

- Peter Thomas Roth ‘Undo the Damage’ Event
Get skincare tips and tricks from Peter Thomas Roth expert during a complimentary consultation and mini facial. In addition, receive a deluxe gift with your $75 purchase from the line.

- Elemis ‘Teaser’ Event
Enjoy a mini Anti-Aging Facial and Exotic Hand & Arm massage during a one-to-one consultation with an Elemis Skin Expert. Plus, with your $150 purchase from the line, receive three deluxe Elemis skincare samples.

- Meet Dior National Makeup Artist Rodderick Gregg (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m)
Meet Dior celebrity makeup artist Rodderick Gregg. Rodderick and his team will show the latest tricks and trends for the spring season. You’ll take home a complimentary Skincare Starter Set with your Dior purchase of $125 or more. Please reserve your
appointment with a Dior Beauty Advisor.

- Jack Black Neck, Shoulder and Hand Massages and Mini Facials for Him (12 – 8:00 p.m)
Relax and experience Jack Black Skincare and Grooming products during professional treatments. Experts will be available to customize a skincare and grooming routine that’s best for you. With your qualifying Jack Black purchase, receive a special gift.

- Clinique Gift with Purchase
With your purchase of $25 or more from Clinique you’ll receive four smile-brightening lip shades, instant pick-me-up eye cream and more! Turn your smile at least one shade brighter with a lip palette filled with four shades of Clinique Brighter Smile Lip Colour—only in this gift. For healthier-looking skin, there’s radiance-enhancing Clarifying Lotion, fresh-face cleanser and de-puffing eye cream. Add lash-boosting mascara and a cheery cosmetics bag and you’re happily glowing.

- Lancôme Exclusive Gift with Purchase
Choose five of your favorite eleven Lancôme items as our gift with your purchase of $32.50 or more from the line. Plus, receive a four-piece makeup brush set with your purchase of $75 or more from the line.

- M•A•C ‘Quite Cute’ Event
Receive pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer. And by popular demand, we’re completely revamping three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join in on the fun and frolic. You’ll love the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously cute!

- Nars ‘Best of Bronzers’ Event
Discover the makeup essential for summer as our beauty experts custom match the perfect shade of bronze to your skin tone. Plus, receive a mini lipgloss trio with your purchase of $85 or more from the line.

- Anastasia Brow Event
Receive a personal eyebrow consultation to achieve the ideal eyebrow that complements your hair, eyes and overall complexion. An Anastasia-trained Brow Expert will shape, create and educate you on what eyebrow shape flatters your facial structure. Plus, with your $85 Anastasia purchase, you’ll receive a complimentary service bounce-back card to use toward a brow service on your next visit.

- La Mer ‘Skin Essentials’
Enjoy a luxurious treatment during a personalized consultation with our La Mer expert and discover why devotees say the La Mer Miracle Broth is a secret well-worth knowing. Space is limited; please inquire for further details and reserve your appointment today.

- Mario Badescu ‘Mini Facial’
Come and have some one-to-one time with a Mario Badescu skin specialist. Whether you need to maintain your complexion or solve a skincare quandary, our experts will create a regimen to fit your individual skin type and lifestyle. In addition, with your $50 purchase receive three deluxe samples of Mario Badescu skincare in a signature cosmetics bag along with a mirror.

- Clarisonic ‘Sonic Cleansing and Infusion’ Event
Stop by our Clarisonic Station for a quick cleanse or lift prior to your skin or makeup consultations. Learn about these innovative tools and the sonic technology that make both the Clarisonic Skin Care Brushes and the Clarisonic Opal so effective. Plus, receive a travel case and replacement brush head with your Clarisonic purchase of $149 or more.

- Prevage ‘Skin Scanner’ Event

Meet the Prevage experts and discover the latest in diagnostic technology, the Skin Scanner. This powerful tool will analyze your skin and reveal signs of premature aging that the naked eye can’t see, such as sun damage, dehydration and enlarged
pores. Plus, with your $98 purchase from the line, receive a special tote with Prevage deluxe sample.

The event is from 8am-10am, this Friday. And that list isn't even the full list of what will be going on that day so be prepared. See you then!!