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Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Last week I hosted the annual Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Holiday Brunch here in Las Vegas.

This is one of my favorite events of the year.  We all get to gather in one place, sip some delish cocktails, snack on some AMAZING nibbles and get a sneak peek at the best in holiday beauty gifting.

Before we get to my Beauty picks I wanted to talk a little about Neiman Marcus’s fun holiday launch this year the “Fun to Give” Collection.  The Collection is made up of wallet friendly finds with merry and bright built right in! From cute little minaudiere style clutches with witty sayings (ok these are supposed to be for kids but I would totally rock one) to my must-have The Disco Ball Drink Cup this collection is packed full of affordable finds that will make the ultimate “wow” gift this season.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

Now on to Beauty!  Hooray for Holiday beauty launches!

The holidays are always my favorite time of year for beauty purchases, both as gifts and for myself.  Brands release the most fantastic products at a great value and Neiman Marcus has definitely delivered this season!

Here are my TOP FIVE Picks in Beauty Gifting from the Event:

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

1. DERMAFLASH- for all you Dermaplaner’s out there, you can now dermaplane easily at-home with this nifty little gadget.  DERMAFLASH is a first-in-class at-home, patented, safe, hygienic, exfoliating device inspired by dermaplaning, a procedure available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices, which refinishes skin by removing dead skin cells and built-up debris. The device also gently removes facial hair for smooth, luminous, and youthful-looking skin. The device comfortably and discreetly sweeps away skin imperfections, dullness, and peach fuzz with a subtle sonic vibration. In just three simple steps, it gently removes dead cells, debris, and fine hair from the cheeks, jawline, lip area, chin, and forehead. It is safe for all skin types, skin colors, and ages. DERMAFLASH immediately unveils smoother, more vibrant, and younger-looking skin in the comfort of your own home.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

2. Atelier Cologne Gift Set and Engrave-able Sleeve.  You all know what a HUGE fan of Atelier Cologne I am.  Vanilla Insensee is my signature fragrance.  This season Atelier is offering this incredible gift set the “Coffret Composition Originale”.  The set includes five 1.o fl oz bottles of some of Atelier’s most popular scents including: Orange Sanguine, Grand Néroli, Bois Blonds, Pomélo Paradis and Bergamote Soleil. When you purchase the set you can also receive a leather sleeve for your travel bottles which you can have engraved on the spot!

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3. Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels. Kiss dry lips goodbye. Quickly moisturize and soften your pout. You’re left with perfectly prepped lips, ready to make up and mouth off. Lip Renewal FlashPatch® 5 Minute Hydrogels provide deep hydration to soften and smooth lips, leaving them perfectly prepped for makeup. The HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features advanced hydrogel patch technology that sends the most powerful moisturizing ingredients to your lip faster. Niacinamide, Peptides and Green Tea Extract soothe and deliver antioxidant benefits. Latex free and biodegradable. Ideal for all skin types.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

4. Tom Ford “Girls” Lipcolor. Everyone has heard of the legendary Tom Ford Lips & Boys Collection but did you know Tom Ford just released a Lips & Girls Collection too?  The 50 piece collection includes lip colors named after women Mr. Ford admires, from intimates to collaborators from around the world.  The girls limited edition collection debuts in clutch-sized, ivory and gold packaging all with that signature Tom Ford lip vanilla scent.  Designed to be worn on their own or layered with one another, each transforming color and finish amplifies a woman’s individuality while inciting an insatiable desire to try more than one.  I am OBSESSED with Isamya (the cool blueish/lavender shade).  It is meant to be layered with another shade to instantly transform the color some something so chic you can’t take your eyes off it!

Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Brunch

5. ORIBE Dry Styling Collection- Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and Dry Texture Spray. Gold Lust Shampoo and Condition are my gold standard in hair care and now the “get the most out of her blow-out” gal in your life can go a few more days without washing with the Oribe Dry Styling Collection. Double the glam. The set includes two full-size cult favorites—volumizing Dry Texturizing Spray and blowout extending Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. This stuff is so magicall I’m not even going to try to explain it.  you HAVE to try it for yourself.

All of these Holiday Beauty finds and the Fun to Give Collection are available ion Las Vegas at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show and at NeimanMarcus.com

All of the FABULOUS Beauty Gifts can be found at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show or if you are else where NeimanMarcus.com.

Chic Soles and Holiday Scents

It’s another DOUBLE Holiday Post PLUS a Double Holiday Giveaway!

 First learn about one of my favorite discoveries Spare Soles foldable chic ballet flats.  Plus exciting holiday gift-giving news from Atelier Cologne!  Each post has a giveaway so when you leave your comment be sure to mention which giveaway you are entering!

A few weeks ago I had an early morning photo-shoot in a hotel-casino lobby.  I was there at 3am and watched swarms of tipsy ladies pour out of the nightclub carrying their heels in their hands.  Yes…. these ladies were barefoot walking through a casino.  Gross. Gross.  Gross.

Our entire crew watched in disgust as lady after lady stumbled past, but embarrassingly, I can relate.  Come on,  you know you can too. Sometimes after a night on the town or even all day in heels your feet are in so much pain you just don’t care about the “eww” factor anymore.  It becomes a matter of survival.  You sadly become “that girl”.

I made it my mission to find a solution.  There had to be a better way to handle this than coming home with tar stained (and who knows what else stained) feet! (gag)

….and I found it….Spare Soles! (cue Angelical music)

Spare Soles has created a super cute/super chic foldable ballet flat.  They fold up to fit into the tiniest handbag with a convenient little pouch to keep them in.

Available in five styles and a variety of colors (they even have ones for weddings and flip flops).

With the Holiday season upon us, I have had a ton of events and parties to attend.  Normally by the end of the night I would be limping home with swollen/aching feet, but now I am armed with my cute little Spare Soles tucked away in my handbag.  Once my feet get to the point of no return I whip out my Spare Soles and tuck my heels into the cute expandable tote that comes with them.  Ahhh heaven!

I’ve been rocking the Metro line.  What I really like about them is that they have a skid-resistant/water-resistant sole and are durable enough to be an all day city walking shoe!

Ladies trust me,  Spare Soles are something your feet won’t regret in the morning!

Visit their website to see the selection of styles and colors:       http://www.sparesoles.com/

 

(DO NOT CLICK ON ABOVE IMAGE..IT DOES NOT ENTER YOU, SEE BELOW)

Spare Soles wants to help keep you from becoming “that girl” !   

1 lucky reader will win a pair of the stylish METRO foldable ballet flats (size 7-8 and 9-10 available)

TO ENTER:

If you haven’t already, Subscribe to this Blog. (you can subscribe at top left of sidebar)

AND

Leave a Comment on this post between Nov.  28 and Dec. 4  recalling  a time you could have used Spare Soles!

(comments can be left at bottom of post (scroll past the Atelier story) or at top right by clicking the comment icon, depending on your browser).

Good Luck!  Thanks For Reading!

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Atelier Cologne Holiday

 

Exciting Holiday news from my favorite cologne artisans Atelier.  The Cologne line that takes you on a scensory journey has 3 new products for the holidays! 

Petite Cologne, Candles and Soaps. You can mix and match them to create your own personalized gift and encase it in a beautiful intense Venice blue box with aubergine leather ribbon!  Magnifique!

Now available are chic pocket sized sprays of all 5 scents: Oolang Infini, Trefle Pur, Bois Blands, Grand Neroli and Orange Sanguine.  BONUS: The bottles are refillable!  Just refill from your 200ml bottle!

Each Candle begins with the highest percentage of fragrance oils with a custom blend of vegetable and paraffin waxes.  Made with traditional candle making techniques and craftsmanship to ensure an even burn, lasting 50 hours!

Atelier Soaps are hard-milled, vegetable based and enriched with a unique combination of  soothing aloe vera and nourishing Shea butter.  A high concentration of citrus oils offer a clean, refreshing and invigorating experience with a skin softening frothy lather!

Atelier is available Exclusively at Neiman Marcus.  Create your gift today!

Scentual Holiday Goodness from Atelier!  1 lucky reader  will receive a Petite Cologne in the scent of their choice!

TO ENTER:

If you haven’t already, Subscribe to this Blog. (you can subscribe at top left of sidebar)

AND

Leave a Comment on this post between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 telling me what scent instantly recalls childhood Holiday memories for you.

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Good Luck!  Thanks For Reading!

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Please leave Comments!  I truly appreciate each and every one!

Last weeks lucky winner is Camron C.

Atelier Cologne: Fresh Scents inspired by Treasured Moments

There is nothing more magical than the perfect scent.  The right scent can take us on a sensory journey through cherished memories.  Ever smell the scent of a fresh baked pie and you are immediately transported back to being a child in your Grandmother’s kitchen?  Or the smell of Coconut instantly brings on thoughts of a Romantic Caribbean Vacation?  A scent is a powerful thing.

This is the idea behind Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel’s (formerly of Hermes and Fresh) new line Atelier Cologne.  “The master perfumers of Atelier Cologne blend unexpected and rare extracts with signature fresh citruses to create Colognes Absolues, concentrated formulas with distinctive long-lasting silage. 

The collection depicts five moments, five characters:

1.  Orange Sanguine, “a zesty and energizing burst of crushed ripe fruit, plays off sweet blood orange juice against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium”.

2. Grand Neroli, ” elegant orange blossom flower around layers of clean herbal notes, warm musks and addictive brushstrokes of vanilla”. 

3. Bois Blonds ,”entwines unique and precious woods and incense with sensual orange flower and vetiver”.

4. Trefle Pur, ” violet leaves in green woods,freshly cut grass and dewy earth”. 

5. Oolang Infini, “captures blue tea and bergamot in the warmth of smoke and leather”.

“Each scent captures treasured emotions and powerful memories.”  The classic looking bottles have enchanting short stories on the back that describe the moment in time that the particular scent captures.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sylvie and Christophe at their Neiman Marcus event where the charming French duo discussed with me their line, inspiration and the type of person who would wear each scent.

Q: What inspired you to create this line?

S: It is actually an idea that has been in our heads for a very long time.  Christophe and I have always worked in perfumes but we actually don’t wear perfumes, which may sound a little bit unusual.  We have only worn, for our entire lives, Cologne.  Cologne here may mean different things, it may mean a fragrance for men or a light concentration scent, but the true meaning of Cologne is a Citrusy smelling scent.  We like Citrus because its fresh, easy and energizing but usually they don’t last.  So we wanted to create  a line of  concentrated unisex colognes that would last.

C: We like to refer to scent pioneers.  Cologne was first created over 300 years ago  by an Italian perfumer established in Cologne, Germany.   He blended fresh citrus oils which reminded him of his homeland and offered a revolutionary alternative to the heavy perfume scents of the time. 

C: We found some interesting colognes with famous fragrance  brands but too many were lacking personality.  We have talked to many people who have told us  want they want is a fresh fragrance with personality that lasts, no one wants a fragrance that doesn’t last.  So the magic formula would be to create a fragrance or line of fragrances that are light, fresh, with personality and that last.  This is what we have tried to do with our line.

S: Each scent should bring a olfactory memory of a nice moment

Q: What kind of person wears each scent?

S: Orange Sanguine is an energetic, lively, playful, person with a happy spirit.

C: Trefle Pur is the one I wear, it is probably in appearance a gentlemen.   A nice, easy going, Irish guy but inside he’s a bit crazy.

S: Not as classic as he shows.

S: Bois Blonds I would say is probably the most sensual.  Its not a fragrance that you wear so much for the outside or for others to smell.  It is something that is close to you and others only get to smell when they come close.  Very much the scent of the skin.  An adventurer.  Confidence.

C: Oolang Infini is the artist, writer, crazy scent.  Tobacco, blue tea, something smokey and  mysterious.

C: Grand Neroli is probably the most romantic

S: It’s Feminine, classic, pretty.

C: Its easy to jump into our world because we really tried to have each scent with a very different atmosphere.

Q: There is a growing trend in scents to use a higher ratio of synthetic essences than pure/natural essences.  What is your opinion on this?

S: It’s like everything.  You need both.  A balance.  We can’t say only naturals are good or only synthetics are good.  Without synthetics there is alot we couldn’t achieve.  Its true for us that is was very important to have as many naturals as possible.  High quality naturals.  We scouted the world for the best vanilla, the best neroli, the best citruses and orange trees but we also need synthetics like everyone else.  Our proportion of naturals is really really high but building today a repertoire of fragrances just with naturals restricts you alot.  There is alot you cannot do from a creative standpoint and a lasting effect standpoint without them.  So we don’t want to say synthetics are bad, but for us Naturals were very very important.

Christophe is right.  It is easy to jump into their world.  The amazing stories on the backs of the bottles are a perfect prelude to the scent you are about to smell.  The vivid descriptions combined with the scents transport you to a magical and mysterious place.  More than just an amazing smelling and long lasting cologne  Atelier  warms the heart.

 I am definatley an Orange Sanguine girl.  I wore the scent all day and it lasted!  In a nice soft comforting way, not a overpowering “I’m wearing perfume” kind of way! I think I have found my new signature scent! 

All 5 of the Atelier Scents can be purchased exclusively at Neiman Marcus. (Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show Mall 702.731.3636)  Stop in today and pick your scent “personality”.

Scentual Giveaway!  Sylvie and Christophe have partnered with me to give away a full size bottle of their Atelier Orange Sanguine Cologne.

To Enter:

1. Scroll back to the top of this post and click on the comment icon.

2. Leave a comment (between July 19 and July 25) Telling me which Atelier Scent matches your personality and why.

(Last weeks winner is Karen G.!  Congrats and thanks for reading!)