This weekend I started my personal exploration of what everyone is buzzing about as, exclusive events, like Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week ends and the time to turn runway trends to everyday reality begins.
We all have our go to sources to keep us in-the-know about skincare, make-up, fragrances and more but here's a peek at a handful of events that are occuring nationwide to add to your arsenal :)
2014 Nordstrom Reward Events
Their most recent event ended this weekend but I've included a list of all of the upcoming events currently scheduled for 2014. I will be attending the October event which is a Beauty Trend Show as well as a Double Points Day.These are nationwide events so contact your local Nordstrom store for more details.
Diamond Life Tip: Due to the high number of attendees that are expected next month they are taking appointments and I strongly recommend making one. Of course you can still enjoy this event and the services offered without a scheduled appointment but count on waiting a bit before being helped.
I headed directly to the Gucci boutique to inquire about the brand's new cosmetic line and learned (sadly) it was not currently available in Ohio and would potentially be offered in spring of 2015. I/we can certainly purchase any of the offerings online but personally I'm a buy before you try gal so I'm either headed to NYC or waiting for the first shipment to arrive at my neighborhood Saks. I did, however, get the scoop on the price points of the heavy hitters in the make-up line and found them to be comparable to Chanel, YSL and Dior. The mascara for example is $33 along with the eye pencil and high gloss nail lacquer.
Next, I visited the Bond No.9 counter to visit Mai (one of my favorite beauty mavens) and learned she moved back to New York :( In talking with one of her former co-workers, I made a new connection, and learned about a whole new fragrance line exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue called Kilian. This scent comes to us from NYC and the tag line is: Perfume as an Art. Kilian offers something for men and women and all of their colognes/perfumes come in an unique piece of art. Ladies we get perfume holders that can double as a clutch and men get boxes that can hold jewelry, cigars, or whatever you value (it comes with a key so you can lock it tight). The travel kits for both sexes comes with a stylish atomizer that has a magnetic top. Kilian will be hosting an event this fall that I plan on attending so I will able to provide more feedback soon...put this brand on your radar, I smell a winner.
In addition to picking up a goodie bag filled with Kilian scents that are not yet released (and a few from his classic line), I was able to snag a sample of the new Agent Provocateur Fatale parfum...complete with a piece of chocolate shaped like the bottle!
I will be attending Sak Fifth Avenue's Beauty Week this weekend so look for my upcoming blog for a full review of new and classic brands, as well as the event itself...until then see the list below for what you can get at this luxury department store.