The beauty sale you all have been saving for is finally here!


Saturday May 24th 2014

Buy 2 Mascaras and Get 1 Free – no promo code needed

Mix and Match brands


**This year includes MAC Primer (Prep + Prime Future) – Primers are usually excluded so if you have not tried a Primer, MAC is not my favorite, but it might work for you!

Here is what I ordered:

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Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara  $31

—-> Why I love it: Soft volume and comes off with warm water, never tugs at my lashes and the wand is little so I feel like I can get very exact with the application.

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DIOR SHOW Blackout $25

—-> Why I love it:  This is your dress up mascara – it is your little black dress.  The blackest black on the market – if you want drama, you have found it here!

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DIOR SHOW Iconic Overcurl $28.50

—-> Why I love it:  This curls my lashes – I doubted, but it really does!  It also separates and gives amazing volume.  I love drama so this is my perfect everyday mascara.

What will you order?  Leave your top picks below!

My top 6 Makeup Must Haves, read here.

Amazing Grace: Philosophy Gift With Purchase at Nordstrom

Philosophy is in Gift With Purchase with free shipping at Nordstrom! 

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With your $35 philosophy purchase:

Super cute black and white soft sided train case you will fall in love with! 

  • ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser (1 oz.),
  • ‘miracle worker’ miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair (0.07 oz.),
  • ‘miracle worker’ miraculous anti-aging moisturizer (0.4 oz.),
  • ‘amazing grace’ perfumed firming body emulsion (1 oz.),
  • ‘amazing grace’ shampoo, bath & shower gel (1 oz.)
  •  ‘amazing grace’ eau de toilette (0.05 oz.)

I have recently discovered a new Philosophy favorite.  Amazing Grace Deodorant!  It is reasonably priced and smells so very good.  Perhaps add this to your Nordstrom order for the GWP?
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 Nordstrom Exclusive $15 ($18 value)

 If you love Nordstrom, like I do than check out one of my favorite Nordstrom products here


Estee Lauder Gift With Purchase at Nordstrom… on now!

I unexpectedly fell in love with a few Estee Lauder items in the last few years.

One item is the Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer ($23) that I wrote about in my Top 6 Makeup Must Haves blog.  I love the Double Wear Concealer, it is creamy and has just the right consistency with a good variety of colors.

Another item that I was able to sample and really enjoy is the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Creme ($270 – 1.7oz) and I reviewed it here.

I just tried Modern Muse fragrance  ($58-$98) – also a sample and I thought it smelled fantastic.  It felt pretty and light – perfect for spring.

So, now is the time to stock up on Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer or splurge on the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Creme because it is Gift With Purchase time!  As you know GWP only comes twice a year.  Remember, shipping is always free at Nordstrom!

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Here are your choices:


Use promo code LIFT.

• Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (0.5 oz.)

• Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette with Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer), Nude Fresco (Satin), Sugar Biscuit (Satin), Tempting Mocha (Shimmer), Ivy Envy (Satin), Ivory Slipper (Satin), Smokey Ember (Shimmer) and Amethyst Spark (Shimmer)

• Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.)

• Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (full size)

• Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.)

• Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (0.24 oz.)

• Exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Travel Cosmetics Bag


Use promo code: PROTECT

• DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Creme SPF 25 (0.5 oz.)

• Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette with Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer), Nude Fresco (Satin), Sugar Biscuit (Satin), Tempting Mocha (Shimmer), Ivy Envy (Satin), Ivory Slipper (Satin), Smokey Ember (Shimmer) and Amethyst Spark (Shimmer)

• Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.)

• Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (full size)

• Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.)

• Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (0.24 oz.)

• Exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Travel Cosmetics Bag

Why I am crazy about ZELLA and what is on sale NOW!

I love, love, love Zella!

Zella is an activewear line created and produced by Nordstrom.  It is ALL quality and feels great on.  As some of you know, I have been laid up for almost three months and luckily, I had a large stash of Zella to wear.

Sizing is true so it is easy to order online.

Here are some things I own: 

I have this purple Zella top and love it.  I like to be able to layer clothing and this allows me to throw the hoodie portion over a light weight jacket and wear a peek-a-boo tank under for a hint of color!  The length is also good because it covers your booty and has ruching on the sides.  4 Colors are currently on sale at Nordstrom!

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I have this jacket in a bright teal color and love it!  This is a great buy for a Zella jacket at 25% off!

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I tried this on in the store and the material is very thick.  So, if you like a heavy hoodie, this is perfect.  Plus, this Zella Harmony Hoodie is on sale!  
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I love that Zella has lots of ruching on their tops and jackets.  For some reason it makes me feel less chunky.  Tell me if I am wrong!  This Trinity jacket is cute because of the popular coral color and the ruching on the sides.  Easy to zip up and go! zella orange jacket

I can’t live without these leggings.  They make me feel comfortable because they flare out at the bottom and the fabric is thick enough so you cannot see your skin.  They last a long time and wash well.  In fact, you can also turn them inside out – one side keeps you warmer than the other.  You can tell which side you are wearing because of the small Zella tag on the ankle.  These are a little too long on me so I had them hemmed and you can as well – for free – if you use your Nordstrom rewards!zella booty leggings black

One of the things that has happened recently is the development of Zella Pros.  They offer Zella fitness classes around Seattle about once a month.  I have seen Bar and Yoga classes offered in the past few months.   You can find the events on facebook.

Shop Activewear from Zella at NORDSTROM.  Plus, Get Free Shipping & Returns on Every Order!

If you like to shop at Nordstrom – make sure you have a rewards card because you earn 2 points for every dollar, get $100 in free alterations every year, a couple of triple point days and invites to private sales!

Tuesday’s tip: Make the Most of your Glow Pads – cut them in half!

Cut your Bare Minerals Skincare Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment or Philosophy Microdelivery Peel Pads in half to get 120 applications for $35. That comes out to .29 per application! Totally affordable way to have glowing skin and great way to prep your face for make up or self tanner.

Cut your glow pad in half for twice the application!

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Bare Minerals Skincare Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment 60 pads

If you liked this post, find the top 3 reasons I can’t get over Bare Minerals here.  

Urban Decay All Nighter XL in Stock at Ulta… right now!

Ulta has Urban Decay’s All Nighter XL in stock right now – I picked mine up at Ulta last week.  As you probably know… it is on my list of Arica’s Favorite Things.

This sets your makeup for hours and hours… “All Nighter” – I use it for long days, crazy weather and just about anything that I know I am going to need to supercharge my makeup!

As a  Makeup Artist – I don’t let any client go with out this valuable service!

All Nighter Spray XL

This is great news for you because:

1.  You can get free shipping at ULTA BeautyGet Free Shipping over $50 andFree Samples with every order! – since it is $34, why not pick up an Urban Decay Primer while your at it!

2.  You can go to Ulta and pick it up

3.  This is NOT an item you can typically buy from Ulta (you usually have to order the XL size from Urban Decay directly… and pay shipping), so now is a great time to pick it up… especially as summer draws near.  Heck, even in our crazy rainy days here in Seattle, this is a safe bet!

Here is my bottle! 

Urban Decay All Nighter XL 6 oz

Mascara madness is coming! Nordstrom 5.26 – one day only

This is something you don’t want to miss!

Twice a year, Nordstrom goes into Mascara Madness!  What does this mean to you?  Buy 2 mascaras, get 1 free!  You can mix and match brands and try out any brand and any price point!  This is a one day only event and they always sell out.

Here’s what you can do to make sure you get what you want… pre-order with Denise Lankar (425.771.5755)- the premier Beauty Stylist at Alderwood Nordstrom.

Denise Lankhaar             Nordstrom Beauty Stylist

She has fantastic customer service that she customizes to your needs – in fact – she was named one a Pacesetter for Nordstrom Alderwood just a few short months ago.  Being a Beauty Stylistat Nordstrom means that she can hop between cosmetic lines and has more flexibility to serve you… the customer!

Here are the three I would order:

A PRIMER (Denise will tell you which one is her fav)

Dior – Dior Show “New Look”

Georgio Armani “Eyes to Kill” Stretch Mascara

Of course there are many more to choose from and Denise can help you get what’s right for you.  If you think about it – this will set you up with mascara for over 6 months and give you a fun variety to choose from! Call and have Denise Lankhar, Beauty Stylist store paged at 425.771.5755 – she can pre-order for you with the option of pick up on the 26th or she can always have it shipped to you for free! Bonus: next weekend also happens to be Alderwood Nordstrom’s BOL (Beauty on Location) – I will be there as will many other fantastic Artists!