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!

 

 

There’s Still Time! Today is FREE Shipping Day!

I am in rush mode already with only a week left until Christmas. But for all of you who wait to the last-minute like I do, there’s still time to order online with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve!  With over 950 stores participating, the sixth-annual event is expected to be the best yet thanks to stricter participation requirements. This year, stores must waive all minimum order requirements to participate in addition to guaranteeing delivery by Christmas Eve. The following is a list of the top 10 health and beauty offers currently available at FreeShippingDay.com.

Source: Freeshippingday.com
Source: Freeshippingday.com

1. The Body Shop – Free shipping plus 50% off all orders.
2. Elizabeth Arden – Free shipping on all orders.
3. Too Faced – Free shipping on all orders.
4. Bobbi Brown – Free shipping plus 20% off all orders with promo code.
5. GNC – Free shipping plus 30% off everything.
6. MAC Cosmetics – Free 2-day shipping with any order.
7. Estée Lauder – Free shipping and returns on all orders.
8. PurMinerals – Free two-day shipping on all orders with coupon code.
9. Clarins – Free 2-day shipping on all orders with promo code.
10. Perfumania – Free shipping on all orders.

Gotta get to shopping, will be back soon! Happy Holidays!

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Offers a Fabulous Deal on Groupon!

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH just announced a new partnership with Groupon. This exclusive offer is available TODAY on Groupon’s high-end channel, Groupon Reserve. I just received mine!

Adrian Landau                                                             Blue Cropped Fur Vest                                               Retail Value: $495                                                                  Saks OFF 5TH price: $137.99
Adrian Landau
Blue Cropped Fur Vest
Retail Value: $495
Saks OFF 5TH price: $137.99

Fashionistas will now be able to purchase vouchers in the following amounts on Groupon Reserve:

  • Offer $30 for $60
  • Offer $20 for $40

The voucher can be used for any Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH purchase at locations nationwide as well as on http://www.saksoff5th.com. There will be a limited supply of vouchers available. Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH carries over 800 designer brands at 30% to 70% off comparable retail prices including women’s and men’s apparel, fine jewelry, handbags, shoes, and children’s collection. 

Get to shopping ladies!