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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.


New Beauty at Nordstrom Now

Discover much-loved beauty brands that are now at NORDSTROM, including VINCENT LONGO, AGENT PROVOCATEUR, KEVYN AUCOIN, STILA and more. 

AGENT PROVOCATEUR:  A unique collection of floral fragrances that are both feminine and seductive.  It marries scent and seduction in an iconic collection of floral fragrances.

NAPOLEON PERDIS:  A vast cosmetic store at this counter -- pure color with staying power.  Get eye shadow palettes, lashes, lip veils and brushes all at once! 

VINCENT LONGO:  With an eye for vibrant color, he translates his runway and red-carpet designs to real life. The beauty and fashion insider's makeup brand of choice since the launch of their premiere collection in 1995, their high-performance formulas and trend-setting color palettes have developed a cult-like following among stylish, sexy, self-confident women around the world.

Plus, now I don't have to wait to go to Sephora for STILA and THE BALM.  THE BALM is a fun and nostalgic brand — perfect for women of all ages." With a "beauty in five minutes" philosophy, this brands multiuse, mega-fabulous products have become their calling card, offering quick fixes and wondrous solutions for a wide range of beauty wants and needs. And their plethora of striking colors and fantastic formulas allow you to release your inner artist to create looks that will keep you looking and feeling forever young.

For more iconic brands that are new to NORDSTROM and beauty exclusives, click here. 
( you can shop the Anniversary Sale til August 6th!)


NARS Foreplay Palette for Sephora

NARS Cosmetics has introduced a blush palette that you will love!  The quad features shades based on one of its bestsellers -- Orgasm -- a sheer peachy pink blush. Foreplay includes a matte peach blush, a matte pink blush, a gold highlighter and, of course, the ever-popular Orgasm. Whether you use a solo shade or blend together for a flushed glow, a lust-worthy complexion is guaranteed.  You can find the NARS Foreplay palette at Sephora  or their online store/$49.


Cult Nails Untamed Collection by CoCo

There are five unique colors in this collection created by a 12-year old girl.   Yep, that's right!!!  This kid is on to something..punchy shimmery nail color for summer.  You can play up your nails with these showoff shades:

Annalicious – A fiery red orange with gold shimmer reflects.
I Got Distracted  -- Black jelly polish with holographic and green glitter.
Deal With It – A vibrant lime green with golden sheen.
Spontaneous – A dark, deep and dusty purple creme with purple glitter.
Untamed -- Bubblegum pink sheer polish with subtle multi-colored specks of brilliance.

Purchase all five lacquers online at during the presale that starts today (July 11th) until July 17th for $40.  If you miss it, each will be sold individually beginning July 18th for $10.
Cult Nails is cruelty-free, 'Big 4 Free' (no Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor or Dibutyl) and ships worldwide (well, almost).   Plus,  these pretty polishes are vegan friendly and they come in recyclable packaging.
Read details about the collection's creation:
Cult Nails is a family business and when Maria sits down to create polish colors, it’s not uncommon for her daughters to have a seat and start creating their own polishes as well. They typically create a polish or two that they want to immediately wear, but Coco became a diehard in the home lab and would create polish after polish like a mad scientist!
 If you have nails and you are near Coco, your hands will most likely be polished to perfection. The easily distracted Coco knows no boundaries when it comes to nails and polish. You will just have to deal with it as she paints your nails. We had this Spontaneous 12 year old pick her top 5 favorite creations and we are releasing them as her collection! Since she created the colors, we thought it was only fitting that she also name the colors. So Coco and her marketing team (Her BFF Anna) set aside about 30 minutes and began the hard work to name this collection.

When Maria asked Coco what inspired the colors, she gave her a look that said it all. The colors themselves were the inspiration.