Nordstrom Anniversary 2010 Beauty Exclusives

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Only second to Christmas in my book is Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale where new stuff comes in at big time discounts and all of the beauty brands offer value sets and exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else. You can shop the sale online and in-store from now until August 2, so let’s check out the specials that matter most; cosmetics.

Estee Lauder 

Their super popular Pure Gloss collection is introducing 4 limited-edition shades just for this sale. Creative Director Tom Pecheux whipped up his favorite colors for the season, the ones he uses most in his personal kit for fashion shows and photo shoots. ($18)

Lauder is also having a free gift with purchases over $29.50, it’s a 7-piece set valued at $100.


Everyone loves a Chanel shadow quad. I might have to get these shades of matte and shimmery wet/dry shadows because I love the flair they gave to otherwise neutral shades. ($65)


This ‘Ready-to-Wear’ Palette packs a lot of color into such a small space.  It includes 4 shadows, 2 lip glosses, 1 blush, a 3 tone bronzer, and 3 mini applicators in wearable shades to flatter most skin tones.

Deborah Lippmann

Looks like nail color goes from summer subtle to glittery glam this fall. Lippmann’s All That Jazz set includes the new, fun shades Razzle Dazzle, Some Enchanted Evening, and Lady Sings the Blues. ($40)

Bobbi Brown

This ‘Must Haves’ collection will be a hit with Bobbi Brown lovers because it’s so quintessential Bobbi. The set includes a 5 piece shadow palette with a dual ended brush, full sized Everything mascara, Ultrafine Eyeliner Brush (love), full sized Caviar gel liner, full sized Brownie lip color, and a Pink Blossom lip gloss. All told the set is valued at $150, but it’s a steal at $75.

Trish McEvoy

Add a little petite planner to your Trish planner collection. Her ‘Naturally Irresistible Collection’ includes a petite page for the mini planner with their new Warming Brightening Quad, 4 new shadow shades, black eye pencil, and Nude Shimmer gloss. ($95)

Laura Mercier

I might have to get Mercier’s Portable Beauty Collection just for the bag. They included their most popular shades into a split-pans for cheeks and eyes giving you 2 eye and 2 cheek colors. You also get a dual ended gloss, Long Lash mascara and dual-ended brush.

Every beauty line is offering something, these are just a few. You’ll find a complete listing of beauty exclusives and gift with purchases HERE

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M.A.C Cosmetics Team for Villains Collection

You know I’m not I huge fan of M.A.C cosmetics, but their Team for Villains collection (out September 30th) looks like it’ll be pretty darn cute. Here’s a photo from the WWD article (click to enlarge).

You can read the details of the launch in the entire article HERE

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Tweezerman Paw Print Tweezers

If you’re due for a new set of tweezers, its’ a good time to switch to Tweezerman (if you aren’t a devout customer already) so you can pluck away unruly brows and help animals in need at the same time. Tweezerman will donate $1 for each limited edition Paw Print tweezer and 50 cents from each file set sold to the Humane Society.

What I love about the Tweezerman tweezers I own is how you can mail them to the company anytime and they’ll sharpen them for free. It’s basically a lifetime warranty since dull tweezers are what send you out to buy more.

It’s the 2 1/2 inch mini size, perfect for precision.
Small sized files too, great to stash in the car or your purse.

You can find them HERE at Sephora, or on their site at while supplies last.

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Mother’s Day Beauty Memories Sweepstakes from

If you love winning free makeup, hop on over to and enter to win their Mother’s Day Beauty Memories Sweepstakes. It’s easy, just create a profile on, and leave a comment letting us know what was the best beauty tip your mom ever gave you.

40 (40?!) winners will be selected to win a Neutrogena gift box (it’s 10 items shown below) that’s worth $75. You’ll find a full list of the products included in the box here.

Be clever and be quick, the contest ends on April 23rd. So far, there are fewer than 80 comments, so as of now you have a 50% chance to win. Not too shabby.

Click HERE to enter to win!

Good luck!!

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Check out the new hot spot on the web Endless Beauty, an information source for women that goes beyond beauty alone. It does have product recommendations and reviews, but you can also browse ideas for better health, wedding day suggestions, and even tips for new moms. It’s a maze of girly fun where you’ll get lost, learn and be inspired.

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Spa Week April 12-18 2010

Let’s just take a minute and rejoice, Spa Week is almost upon us. Beginning April 12th, select spas in your area will offer their signature treatments for a huge discount of only $50 each.

Here’s what you do, click HERE and type in your zip code in the Spa Directory box there on the upper left corner, or click on your state if you see it listed. You don’t have to create an account, just type in your name and email address in order to view the spas in your area that are offering special Spa Week services.

Here in Colorado, some of the best spas in the state are offering up aromatherapy manicure/ pedicures, microdermabrasion, massages, facials, and even Botox for only $50 a pop. It’s a perfect time to take advantage of these services and treat yourself especially if it isn’t something you’d normally do.

As part of Spa Madness, Spa Week sent me to Orange Skye to experience their 70 Minute Swedish Massage with Reflexology and Essential Oils. Amy Gieger, the Spa’s owner gave my massage which was a perfect combination of relaxing and deep pressure since my shoulders are in a constant state of stress, a byproduct of long days spent on my computer. I was so relaxed toward the end I nearly fell asleep wondering why I didn’t give my body a chance to heal in this way more often. I felt energized and amazing.

The spa itself is in a house on South Broadway that Amy and her husband renovated into an inviting space that’s relaxing with lots of charm. She’s recruited an experienced staff who have all been in the business a long time and pride themselves of excellent service. Here are a few snaps I took around the spa.

They also have an Infrared Sauna which I first heard about on Oprah (you can see Dr. Oz talking about its life-extending and calorie burning benefits HERE. For $20, you can burn up to 900 calories in a 30-minute session. You can go in and use only the Sauna, or add it onto any Spa Week service.

You can support your local businesses and give your spirit a little boost at the same time. Plan a girls day, surprise your husband with a massage, or give a treatment as a gift.  I hope you’ll all take advantage of Spa Week 2010.

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