Neiman Marcus’ Annual Blogger Brunch Featuring this Holiday Season’s Beauty Must Haves

November and December are my favorite months of the year. I start feeling the holiday cheer in the air. It’s when Christmas music starts being played on the radio, holiday outfits takeover store mannequins and the holiday parties begin.

This weekend I attended my first holiday brunch of the season – the annual beauty blogger brunch inside Mariposa Café at Neiman Marcus on the Vegas Strip. The yearly soiree gives us a sneak peek into the most popular beauty buys for the holidays. I’m always excited to see fabulous products from some of my favorite beauty brands and this year, it was sort of a blogger reunion, a chance to see some of my favorite local ladies many whom I haven’t seen in a while.

Here’s a quick rundown of my favorites!

Tom Ford Boy and Girl Lip Collection is a limited collection of gorgeous shades named after women and men Tom Ford truly admires. These colors come in matte, creme and metallic finishes that can be worn alone or together.

YSL lip stains and lip oils are full of pigment and non-drying. My favorite color for the season is #1 Tatouage Couture, as pictured below.

Laura Mercier Flawless Rose Oil is fast-absorbing and lightweight with intense hydration power. What a great stocking stuffer gift!

Kiehls and Fresh sleep masks are the next big thing in masks. Much easier to apply because you only apply at night for ultimate moisturization, brightening and firming.

Jo Malone holiday fragrance gift sets are all about color and they are so delectable! My favorite scent is the peony and blush suede.

John Hardy Dragons, stones and crystals, oh my! John Hardy’s inspiration for this line was the love story of the dragons and stones. I personally believe in the power and energies of crystals. It has been said to wear the dragon bracelets facing outward to protect yourself from negative energy and wear them inward when you want to attract positive energy.

Atelier Cologne Only available in Nolita in NYC and Champs-Élysées in Paris, this brand has a love story of its own. Curated by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel who fell in love while creating the collection.

Oribe dry shampoo not only smells divine but it doesn’t leave the white residue as many other dry shampoos do. As a new mom, I rely on dry shampoo now more than ever…adding this one to my Xmas wish list!

Lastly, I’m overdue for a new winter scent and I think I finally found the one, Chanel Gabrielle. It reminds me of my favorite summer scent, Armani Si. What’s your favorite scent right now?

Head over to Neiman Marcus to check out the numerous holiday beauty gift options for the wifey, girlfriend and mom. She won’t be disappointed. Happy Holidays!

 

 

Vegas Gets a Sneak Peek into Fall Beauty with Neiman Marcus’ Preview Party

In this city of Sin, there are countless events happening every week. However, most of them cater to 24-hour party goers and equal opportunity event hoppers. Needless to say, there are ample pickings of parties and soirees to choose from in this town.  However, every once in a while, there’s an event that makes me want to read through the invite twice. Usually, a pretty invite with luxury brand names written across the masthead is an easy hook for me.

Invited by my friend and fashion blogger, Laura Coronado of Lollieshopping, the Fall Beauty Preview Party at Neiman Marcus was not to be missed.  She co-hosted the event along with fellow fashionista, stylist and blogger Christie Moeller.

Upon entry into Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall, I was greeted by a hostess with the mostess, literally.  She gave me a gift bag and a beauty card for a chance to win a beautiful beauty basket.  With my pomegranate martini in hand, I was ready to go on my beauty station tour. I visited the Fragrance, Nail, Hair, Skincare and Color areas to discover and be introduced to Laura’s and Christie’s “favorite beauty picks.”

My favorite beauty pick of the night was the Chanel nail polish in Peridot, one of the new fabulous colors from their 2011 Autumn Collection.

Chanel nail polish in Peridot

While I consider myself an event veteran, having attended events for more than a decade now, I’ve come to appreciate those that impressively bring together a select group of people, a close-knit group of industry movers and shakers and Vegas insiders.  Last night was one of those nights.

Cheers to the following ladies that came out to revel in all things beauty! Special thanks to Laura and Christie who made it all happen!

L to R: Joy, Y. Quinn, C. Moeller, S. Chapman, N. Glover
L to R: J. Polito, C. Pino, R. Furman, S. Stapleton
L to R: J. Polito, V. Soares, L. Coronado

These are the must-follow beauties in Las Vegas:

Laura Coronado, @lollieshopping

Christie Moeller, @christiemoeller

Natalie Glover, @natalieglover1

Jennifer Polito, @jenpolito12

Wendy Albert, @wendyalbert

Ruth Furman, @imagewords

Susan Stapleton, @susanmstapleton

Misti Y, @Yelplv

Vicky Soares, @SmileyVegas

Gabriela Raguay, @Golden_Whiskers

Alicia Gibbs, @VegasPhenom

Jenn Kratochwill, @JennKBallet