August 13, 2013

Fashion Pulse Beauty Flash

As promised, we’re back with another Fashion Pulse Flash full of the latest beauty launches and news. guaranteed to have something in the mix that will pique your interest!

 

nordstrom deborah lippmann exclusive nordstrom fragrance samples

This fall, when you shop beauty products online or in-store at Nordstrom, be on the lookout for it’s new name – Nordstrom Beauty Spot. With the help of of six tastemakers in beauty, fashion and lifestyle, Nordstrom offers how-tos, tutorials, and the latest beauty trends (bordeaux lips, nail art) that you can instantly get inspired from and shop! Per usual, Nordstrom also has a great selection of store exclusives, like the pairing of Deborah Lippmann polishes and a custom bag that matches (pictured above), in addition to endless sampling. I love that Nordstrom strongly encourages to “try before you buy;” at the event I ended up walking away with a handful of sample size fragrances, including a new favorite that I sampled, Balenciaga’s Florabotanica!

chanel les beiges healthy glow sheer colour SPF 15

I will certainly take a little extra SPF when I can, along with fool proof color for my face! As part of the Vogue Influencer Network, I was able to sample the seven shade powder, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15,that can brighten, bronze, and give a little extra oomph for a perfect look. Being given No 40, which is about halfway through the color spectrum, I was nervous that it would be WAY to dark, but upon  testing, came to discover that in fact it is the most silken, lightweight, sheer texture, previously though to be unimaginable.

It’s safe for sensitive skin, and although it rings in at $57.50, I can understand the palpable difference between a premium versatile product such as Les Beiges, and trying to duplicate all of its key features in a less expensive product. Sometimes, when trying to save money, I’ve discovered that I end up spending even more of my time and resources trying to track down a product for less; this may very well be the case with Les Beiges!

 

gregory patterson sedu revolution diamond at folica.com

As I learned at the Sedu Diamond Launch  hosted by Folica,  it’s about time to start expecting more from your hair tools! The Sedu Revolution Diamond Edition Iron holds the power to straighten, curl, and wave the hair without causing damage, yet locking in the look. This one-inch ceramic tourmaline iron is different than the rest thanks to its special plates that contain diamond dust (yes!!!) to conduct heat and send it out evenly to prevent frizz and damage, wile also warming up in under a minute. At almost half of a pound, it’s incredibly lightweight and travel friendly – especially since it offers universal voltage and automatic shut off. After an explanation and demo by hair expert (and one of my favorite stylists) Gregory Patterson, we were able to play with product and the irons themselves, which just became available at Folica.com and Ulta locations ($179.99).

 

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