If you've never been to a Nordstrom special event, you should really consider it. I've now attended three of their events, and they never disappoint. From gracious hosts to amazing raffle prizes and a fun ambiance, Nordstrom knows how to throw a soiree.
I was recently invited to attend the Nordstrom Beauty Bash, which kicked off their anniversary sale. I took my friend Ling with me and we perused all the fall beauty merchandise and peeked at all the great beauty deals. You can see some of them in this post about my top anniversary sale picks.
|The DJ provided a party ambiance with fun, upbeat music that even had some people shakin' their booties.|
As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by Sarah, the night's MC and gracious host. She was super friendly and gave me the details on the fun we had in store. She whisked me away to the Dr. Dennis Gross counter for a little facial. Perfect, considering I'd been eyeing some of his products recently while on a trip to Sephora.
After a quick chat with Stacey, the Dr. Gross skin expert, we decided I should have a little mask treatment since I'd already had a minor peel done at my doctor's office earlier that day. It was fantastic! We started off by washing my face with the All-in-One cleanser with toner, which made my skin feel clean but not tight or dry. It's meant to cleanse your skin, remove makeup and impurities, and maintain your pH balance all in one step. It's potent, but gentle, and seems to be a great multitasking product.
She followed my cleansing with the Clarifying Collodial Sulfur Mask, which felt cool on my skin, didn't have a sulfur smell, and can (is intended to) be worn over night to pull any impurities out of your skin. Ever gotten a facial and gone home with your skin feeling great, only for it to fade once you wash your face at home? Blame it on all the minerals and heavy metals in tap water. Don't worry, you don't have to start washing your face with a bottle of Evian. Just apply this mask once per week, wear it over night, and watch your skin look more radiant.
As we let the mask sit on my face and steamed my pores, Stacey also tested out the Alpha Beta daily peel pads and Active Vitamin D Serum on my arms, giving my skin a radiant glow. We finished off my mini facial with their Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution (to help fade dark spots) and Hydra-Pure Firming Eye Cream.
|Sara kept the crowd amped up, especially when she announced the winners of the raffle prizes.|
|Customers enjoyed getting their hair touched up at the blow bar station.|
|My friend Ling getting her pretty on with a smokey sultry eye look at the Smashbox counter.|
|Goodie bags with great product samples were prominently displayed and available to everyone.|
Special thanks to Nordstrom for including me and my friend in their event. If you've never been to a Norstrom event, make it a point to visit their next one. They're always a lot of fun and Nordstrom is a gracious host. Make it a girls day and bring your friends! Who knows, maybe I'll see you there!
FTC: I was invited to this event, and got to attend for free.