I was recently invited to Neiman Marcus’ Beauty Blogger Bash at Fashion Show Mall featuring the latest products and holiday gift ideas from top beauty brands such as Fresh, Creed, Gucci, Jo Malone, Kevyn Aucoin, La Mer and Tom Ford. The event was brilliantly executed much like a speed dating event where we got to learn about each brand for 8-10 minutes before moving on to the next brand.
First up was one of my favorites from across the pond, Jo Malone. Brand rep, Nanette Kamano highlighted the benefits of layering fragrances with the Nectarine Blossom & Honey becoming the most popular scent for 2015. My favorite was the Mimosa & Cardamom, delish!
Next was the skincare staple, La Mer. Gracing us with gorgeous skin for more than 50 years, brand rep, Johnathan Nieto introduced us to the newest product launch, Genaissance, the “gamechanger” gel serum exclusive to Neiman Marcus.
Next, we moved on to a fragrance brand I was unfamiliar with, Creed. Recently returning from a whirlwind trip to the UK, the story behind this royal brand was fascinating. Established in 1760, Mr. Creed was originally the tailor for King George III and created the concept of lining the King’s leather gloves with incense and that is where it all began. Today, the line includes fragrances inspired by scents created for the Saudi Royal family, King Napolean and the Royal Princess. My favorite is Love in White, perfect for my stocking!
Back to an iconic American brand, we moved on to Tom Ford. I’m currently obsessed with Black Orchid, I couldn’t get enough at this table. From the delicious lip color sets to the other Tom Ford fragrances, this is a perfect gift for the man or woman in your life.
The next brand took me back to my days in NYC, Kevyn Aucoin. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevyn at Henri Bendel in NYC and have been a fan ever since. I fell in love with the Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting, a liquid highlighter that can be added to moisturizer, BB Cream or foundation.
It was all about the Gucci Face at their table. With gorgeous golden glow bronzers, I just had to try on.
Fresh featured the Sugar Lip holiday collections, perfect to gift separately or to one lucky lady. I was also introduced to their Cocoa Body Exfoliant which smelled good enough to eat! Ladies, don’t forget to exfoliate especially during the dry winter months.