It’s that time of year again when Nordstrom Beauty has all your holiday season needs, from luxury gifts to cute, mini stocking stuffers. Top brands of cosmetics, skincare, men’s grooming and fragrance include La Mer, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Philosophy, Diptyque, and much more! Knowing that gift giving is no easy task, we’ve picked our top 5 beauty gifts from Nordstrom this holiday to make shopping stress-free and more enjoyable. Head to your nearest Nordstrom store or go to Nordstrom.com for your one-stop-shop and take advantage of these limited-edition offerings while supplies last, including free gift wrapping, free shipping, and free returns!
ExfoliKate Cleanser (2 oz.): The next best thing to an appointment with Kate is getting her signature facial at home! Clarify and polish the look of skin with Natural Exfoliants and Fruit Enzymes that are invented to clean pores without over-drying. See a smoother, brighter, healthier-looking complexion after just one use
ExfoliKate Cleanser (4 oz.): Reveal softer softer, smoother skin while gently cleansing away oil makeup and surface impurities with this creamy cleanser, based on the best selling ExfoliKate. When used with ExfoliKate, this cleanser maximizes the benefits of the exfoliator to help maintain a glowing complexion between uses
Not only is fall the perfect season to rock new fashion trends, but to also experiment with new makeup. Nordstrom Beauty is kicking off the fall with their seasonal Beauty Trend Weeks to bring you the hottest makeup trends from backstage at New York Fashion Week! This year, it’s all about Ultra-Pretty Neutrals and Bold Color.
Going with a neutral look is a fall favorite. With neutrals ranging from bronze, rose, and peach, attaining a natural-looking makeup look and beautiful, glowing skin is easier than ever. The possibilities for creating a soft look are endless, no matter what the occasion. For a night out on the town with your besties, bold colors are key. To create a dramatic look, rock a bold-colored lip, such as a deep plum or red shade. Then, dust a dark color like a royal navy on your lids for the perfect smokey eye. Finish off your look with a defining brow and be ready to turn heads!
Now through December 10th, you and a friend can visit Nordstrom to meet with beauty experts who will teach you how to get the latest runway looks with products tailored specifically for you! You will also receive free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchase while supplies last. To be part of the Fall Beauty Trend Event with Nordstrom, call or visit your local Nordstrom, or go to http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/fall-beauty-events and look for your city (dates included). For inspiration and the latest trends, follow Nordstrom on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest at @Nordstrom!
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Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to catch up with loved ones and unwind, but who says your beauty routine has to be mundane? We’re going to show you how you can switch it up by sharing a modern day beauty look for Memorial Day that will give a little twist to your typical patriotic flair. So, here’s to a weekend in honor of our men and women serving in the armed forces, and here’s to celebrating in a fashion-forward style.
Pick Your Poison: Coral Lips or Coral Nails
Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom, NARS Casablanca ($27)
Yes, you read that correctly. It’s not a part of your average red, white, and blue beauty look, but who makes the rules? A twist from your good ole classic red lip, a coral pout is exactly what you need to feel spontaneous and authentic while still incorporating a patriotic spirit that’s not so blatant. If it’s a color you’ve been hesitant to try before, go for it! Though the color might look scary in the tube, you may find a smile peeking through your lips when you try it on, as coral creates a natural warmth and liveliness to your skin tone, eyes, and face while creating an overall look that’s flattering and eye-catching. A few of our favorites include Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Craving Coral, retailing for $7.99 at ULTA, and NARS lipstick in Casablanca, retailing for $27 at Nordstrom. If coral lips are too much, try it on your nails. Check out Essie’s Color Binge($8.50), OPI’s Are We There Yet? ($9.99), or ZOYA’s Heidi($10). White Eyeliner
Photo Courtesy of Make Up Forever, Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte White ($21)
To go with your stunning coral lips, we encourage you to take out your white eyeliner that you keep for good measure, but probably find yourself wondering: why is it that I need to have this in my makeup collection again? Though white eyeliner may not be used as frequently or be as popular as nude eyeliner nowadays, white eyeliner is perfect for this type of occasion. It will still manage the trick of creating a more wide-eyed and brighter look for your face, yet it’ll also go beautifully and naturally with your coral lips. Before you know it, you’ll be the fashionista on the rise. Check out the latest such as Make Up Forever’s metallic to matte finishes in their Aqua XL Extra Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Matte White, retailing for $21.00, or the classics like NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk, retailing for $4.50, to complete your Memorial Day look this weekend.
Read more Beauty articles @ClicheMag.com Modern Day Beauty Look For Memorial Day: Photos Courtesy of Nordstrom, Featured Image: MAC Cosmetics
It’s about that time again to finally ring in the new year. While you may be busy writing down what it is you want to change in 2016, don’t forget one of the biggest things that should be at the TOP of your list: How are you going to step up your fashion game? There’s no better way than wearing something droolworthy as soon as the clock strikes midnight. Here are a few of our favorite choices for the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit! Tobi Miss Bossy Tuxedo Dress (featured) Be your own #Girlboss. If you’re an independent woman who’s aiming to make 2016 YOUR year, this is the perfect outfit for you to do it in. Pair it with some booties or ankle-strapped heels and you’re good to go!
Buy the ‘Lola’ Sequin Body-Con Dress by Dress the Population at Nordstrom for $218.00
Dress the Population ‘Lola’ Sequin Body-Con Dress Nothing says New Year’s than gold and sequins!
Buy the ‘Kendra’ Embellished Lace Jumpsuit at Nordstrom for $998.00
Diane von Furstenberg ‘Kendra’ Embellished Lace Jumpsuit If you’re attending a formal soiree, may we suggest this absolutely stunning jumpsuit? Just make sure your champagne or wine is at least an arm’s length away from your outfit!
Buy the Mixed Lace And Fishnet Sheath Dress at Express for $44
ExpressMixed Lace and Fishnet Sheath Dress This is the type of dress you could wear over and over again whether it’s for New Year’s or just a GNO. Pair it with a moto jacket, tights, and some heels!
Buy the Cold-Shoulder Bodycon Dress with High-Neck at Wet Seal for $24.90
Wet Seal Cold-Shoulder Bodycon Dress with High-Neck For those of us who are looking for something more budget friendly, especially after the damage Christmas did to your credit cards, this dress does NOT break the bank. Have a fun and safe New Year’s! Read more Fashion articles on ClicheMag.com New Year’s Eve Outfit Guide: Photograph courtesy of Tobi, Nordstrom, Express, Wet Seal. Featured image courtesy of Tobi.
Let’s face it: Winter is coming. As much as we might not want to admit it (I mean, if you’re like me, you hate the cold!), the season approached us way too fast! The best part about Winter? It’s a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us. The worst part about it? The below freezing temperatures. Let us guess: you probably have loads of coats you either have saved up for this time of the year or you have nothing to choose from at all! That’s where we come in. Here’s a list of the best winter coats for your personality. The Sassy Perfect for the gal who is just full of spirit and doesn’t mind being a little cheeky!
Buy the Longline Draped Open-Front Jacket at Forever 21 for $49.90
The Frugal You can always rely on Forever 21 to have the best affordable deals. The fabric is so soft and although you probably would still have to layer your clothes underneath, this is one coat you’ll need in your closet ASAP!
Buy the **Dream Jacket by Unreal Fur at Topshop for $360.00
The Risk-Taker Let me be clear when I say faux fur is making a huge comeback as of late. This one from TopShop is absolutely stunning.
Buy the Kensington Long cotton-gabardine trench coat at Net-A-Porter for $1,895
The Big Spender Everyone needs at least ONE trench coat in their closet. This will break the bank a bit, but it’s always good to invest in something you’ll wear all the time… Right? This works perfect with almost ANYTHING. Seriously!
Buy the Drape Front Wool Coat at Nordstrom for $675
The Modest If you’re a fan of the traditional “all day, every day, I wear black” wardrobe, throw this on top for a bit of color. Hey, at least it’s not bright pink!
Buy the Honey Punch Faux Sherpa Denim Jacket at Pacsun for $42
The New-to-Fashion Gal All these jackets may bit overwhelming, and I get it, so how about dipping your toes into the fashion world with this denim jacket. It’s fashion-forward and yes, it’ll undoubtedly keep you warm!
Read more Fashion articles on ClicheMag.com Photograph courtesy of SheIn, Forever 21, Topshop, Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Pacsun
The summertime is a season that many of us have been counting down the days until for many reason. It is filled with vacations of paradise, road trips, visits to see friends or families, days to ourselves, and spontaneous happenings. Throughout all of these momentous events, our hair is one situation we can either embrace or let loose. The summer elements of humidity and heat are our hair’s two worst enemies that are in constant battle. Luckily, there is one hair saviour that always has our backs: a headwrap! Headwraps have always been my secret hair go-to on rainy days, bad hair days, and those I-don’t-want-to-do-my-hair days. With summer now in session, I’m extremely happy to share them as a summer hair go-to for all of you gals and your manes out there.
Spacedye Yoga Headband $14, www.freepeople.com
Cara ‘Pretty Flower Crown’ Head Wrap $15.60, www.shop.nordstrom.com
Whether you’re heading out to the beach, a family event, a concert, or a day out shopping, headwraps are completely versatile and can fit any occasion. They come in a variety of fabrics, prints, embellishments, and designs; what could be better? You can style them into numerous looks as well! Is your hair up in a messy bun? Just wrap this piece around it for some extra detail. Wearing your mane loose? Use this hair piece the traditional way by just shimmying it over your head. Want something new? Create a faux bob by tucking your long pieces of hair into the headwrap and then securing it with bobby pins. The styles are endless with headwraps, and they work for every type of hair out there—curly, straight, or in-between. My favorite summer go-to look with a headwrap includes a top knot, with a few locks out of place, and the headwrap twisted around ready for display. It’s the perfect way to get anything done or have fun without my hair getting in the way or making me hot. Talk about a perfect summer go-to!
Rhinestoned Front Print Headband $7.90, www.forever21.com
With Love From CA Flower Crown $14.95, www.pacsun.com
Among the many endearing nicknames given to us by our friends, family, or ourselves, our curls have been called lion manes, mermaid waves, frizzy fros, and jungle hair. When it comes down to it though, they are simply our curls that we love in their natural state. However, our curls can have a mind of their own, which goes perfectly with how much life they appear to have (on the really good hair days, of course). They can be magnets to humidity during the summer season, which of course equals frizz, the total enemy when it comes to wanting our curls to look and feel just right. Thankfully, there are summer hair care products discovered and tested, by yours truly, that will keep your curls bouncy, frizz-free, and feeling like Sasha Fierce all throughout the season! Grab your favorite pen and notebook to take down these must-have notes on how to rock your curls this summer. Say goodbye to any bad hair day, and hello to the good days with these fun and easy-to-use curlycue essentials.
Over my summer days spent outside basking in the warmth or relaxing on the beach, I’ve come by hair brands that are holy grails in my book. OGX is one such brand that I have been using for years on my curls with no complaints or worries. OGX is all about elevating and helping your natural hair shine in all its glory. It’s made with ingredients that nourish your hair, so there is no going wrong when choosing one of their glorious hair products.
OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum has been my all-time favorite ever since my days in elementary school. When it comes to curls, handling them with care is a must, especially when combing because breakage can happen often since hair cuticles face different directions. To help strengthen my curls, stop any hair breakage, and keep frizz at bay, I add a dime-size of this product everyday to my ends. It’s the answer to keeping your curls intact and shining without having to worry about too many strands falling out throughout the day. If you’re also a lover of coconut scents, then you’re sure to love this product even more; it’s coconut heaven for your curls and will easily fit into any hair care routine.
(OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray $7.99, Ulta.com)
OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray is ready to be tossed into any tote for a day spent at the beach. I especially love spritzing this into my curls when I’m basking in the sun to protect them from the heat.Another option you can use to protect your hair from the sun’s rays are any hair care products you may have that are heat protectors; they do the same job just as well! This product not only helps protect your curls, but gives them some more life that the beach atmosphere can easily take away. Saltwater can dry out our curls super quickly, but with a couple of spritz of this you can help hydrate them easily. Personally, I always make sure to pack a bottle of this and a comb into my beach tote before heading off. After I’m done enjoying a dip in the ocean I shake out my curls, working through them softly with my fingers first to get rid of any tangles. Then I spritz some OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray in and comb through my curls until everything is tangle-free. All you have to do after that is scrunch your curls a bit for shape and let them air dry. You’ll have mermaid curls in no time!
During the week for an everyday look I am obsessed with using the L’ORÉAL Evercurl Hydracharge Leave-In Cream. On hair washing days (curls shouldn’t be washed everyday, but rather every two or three days) after I comb out my tangles, I add a small amount of this product, scrunch it throughout my curls, and let them air dry. In no time, your curls will begin to shape beautifully and be more defined than normally. This product truly works wonders and leaves your curls feeling bouncy with natural shine. It’s a quick way to create your curls perfectly too when you’re on the go. Just scrunch and let air dry — the magic will happen all on its own.
(TRESEMME Climate Control Climate Protection Finishing Spray $4.99, Ulta.com)
Now, I know hairspray can be a hit or miss when it comes to curls — some make them frizzy, other make them hard, but TRESemmé has never let me down when it comes down to it. The TRESemmé Climate Control Climate Protection Finishing Spray keeps curls frizz-free, intact, and protected from any climate worries. I’ve sprayed this throughout my curls even on rainy days, and they’ve remained fresh and moisturized even against the humidity. Talk about a game changer!
(Simbi Graphic Print Hair Ties $24, www.shop.nordstrom.com)
On days when the heat is just too much, I opt for hair accessories to save the day. Work that up-do, girl! I find fabric hairbands to be the most delicate for curls unlike rubber bands that can snag easily and deconstruct them. Hairbands with fabric textures are much softer on curls, allowing them to still keep their bounce if you let them be free. The best part is that they don’t get lost in our manes either and come in a variety of designs to rock as well. You can accessorize these even more if you tie your curls up into a top bun or ponytail and pair it with a head wrap. Head wraps slick back any frizz, bumps, or fly-aways, making it look like you spent a lot longer on your up-do than you really did. Curlycue trick? I think so!
In Cliché Magazine’s Feb/Mar 2015, Editor in Chief Megan Portorreal shares her Ed Picks on Pinterest! Be sure to follow @ClicheMag and @MeganPortorreal for more Pinterest favorites!
#1: Eliza J Illusion Yoke Mesh & Faille Fit & Flare Dress, $168, nordstrom.com
#2: CK One Color Pure Color Lipstick in Undressed, $16, ulta.com
#3: Austin Slingback Buckle Bootie in Dark Mushroom, $79.95, solesociety.com
#4: Personalized Phrase Bracelet DIY, abeautifulmess.com
#5: Zoya Satin Nail Polish in Tove and Leah, $9, zoya.com
#6: Posy Court Heart Dish, $40, katespade.com
#7: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, $19.19, barnesandnoble.com
#8: Cable-knit sweater in Light taupe, $24.95, hm.com
Valentine’s Day isn’t just a holiday for couples to celebrate; it’s a day for us to show the special people in our lives how much we appreciate and love them for everything they do. We can all agree that one/some of those top people on our “I Love You” lists are our BFFs, the gals and guys that never let us down, especially on this occasion. They’re the ones we can call at any time of the day just to talk when we need someone. The heroes in our lives when we’re having major meltdowns over relationships or life worries. Our personal pick-me-up’s whenever a day has gone sour. The best adventure buddies to go on a trip with just because. They’re the pieces that make us whole, and we totally love them more than we can say! Make sure to show your love for you BFFs with our list of Valentine’s Day Gifts for Best Friends—pizza and cheesy romance flicks included, of course!
(Partners In Crime Charm Bangle $58, www.katespade.com)
Because they’re the ones we call about whatever crazy, tactical plan we’ve come up with!
(You Are My Person Card $4.50, www.forever21.com)
This was made famous from Meredith and Cristina’s awesome BFF relationship on Grey’s Anatomy, so making a card from this perfect saying is a must! They totally are our person.
(The Break-Up Activity Book: Crafting Your Way Through a Broken Heart by Lynn Change $14.90, www.forever21.com)
What better way is there to help your BFF get over a fresh break-up around V-Day than by handing them this book and helping them complete it? BFF’s unite!
(Hearts Woven Boxer $12/3 for $24, www.urbanoutfitters.com) Boxers or trunks? This print is made in whichever one your guy BFF prefers! Laughs and giggles will totally be shared. If you have three guy BFFs, this is perfect too—talk about a bargain!
(Get Around Keychain $12, www.shopbando.com) To remind your best gal friend every day that she truly is a mega babe.
(Billy Jealousy ‘Beard Envy’ Kit $25, http://shop.nordstrom.com) Once that beard is grown, your best guy friend can enter into tons of contests. If he wins, call dibs on half of the prize. You obviously helped in that victory!
The holidays are steadily approaching and the daunting task of picking out the perfect gift for the man in your life has just begun. The go-to-gifts such as socks or a tie are not cutting it this year, but fret no longer, these stylish gift ideas will surely be appreciated by the trendy guy at heart.
Kick things up a notch with Napa Soap Shave Kit from Anthropologie. This eco-friendly, travel sized shaving kit takes a classic approach to grooming for the quintessential gentleman.
Napa Shave Kit. Image courtesy of Anthropologie.
The Jack Spade Leather Briefcase is the perfect gift for the professional man. This accessory doubles as a functional piece to tote belongings to and from the office while setting off the style charts as a covetable item to own.
Jack Spade Briefcase. Image courtesy of Nordstrom.
Is your guy the note taking type? Now he can do it in a sophisticated fashion with Smythson’s Notebook. These notebooks can also be personalized to add a unique feel to his gift.
Smythson’s “The Boss” Notebook. Image courtesy of Smythson.
If he loves to entertain, he will love the Vintage Hotel Cocktail Shaker from Restoration Hardware. This sleek shaker is reminiscent of old glamour and has 12 classic cocktail recipes inscribed on it to get your guy started.
Vintage Cocktail Shaker. Image courtesy of Restoration Hardware.
With an assortment of gift ideas for the special man in your life, you can ease your mind away from what to get him this year and focus on enjoying the company of friends, family, and him.