A few weeks ago, I was invited to Nordstrom Fall 2013 Beauty Trend Show. It was held at the Galleria Dallas. If you remember earlier this year, I also attended Nordstrom’s Spring 2013 Beauty Trend Show (previous posts here, here and here). It was my first beauty trend show and I had a blast. After my first experience, I knew I had to go back. So when I got my invite, I immediately jumped in on the chance. After all, what lady would say no to a morning filled with beauty goodies and a beauty and fashion show from Nordstrom? Not me obviously.
Since I had taken a ton of photos, let me divide the post to a couple parts to really make you feel as if you were there too! First, let me share with you the chaos and the crowd so you get an idea what to expect when you go to a beauty trend show.
Time and Cost
It usually starts early – like 7-ish – in the morning! But if you think no one goes to the mall at 7 am, think again. Hundreds of ladies were there early morning just to attend this fun beauty event by Nordstrom. These ladies know it’s worth the early wake up call. And you’ll find out soon enough.
Usually, tickets cost $20 and is consumable. Meaning, you can use that $20 entry fee towards your beauty purchase. How awesome is that? Along with that $20 ticket, you get a Nordstrom goodie bag filled with samples, freebies and coupons. But even better is that you meet the beauty directors behind those popular brands and at the same time learn new tricks that you can use for your daily beauty routine. After the show, ladies flock to the beauty counters to get free makeovers, more freebies and free consultations with the beauty experts. Yes, all that for $20. Priceless. Oh wait, there’s also free coffee, water and breakfast pastries to keep you awake and energized!
So if you were really looking to get some new beauty arsenal, then this is the perfect time. It’s like buying something for yourself and then getting a goodie bag, show, breakfast, lessons and makeovers for free! How can you resist not going?
Above and below photos were taken prior to the show. There were raffles outside Nordstrom where a couple of lucky ladies got to take home full-sized products from different beauty brands. Can you spot me from the photos? Haha!
If you found me, I, along with some of the Dallas bloggers below were waiting on the side. We were waiting for the rest of the bloggers before we were guided inside the store to pick up our VIP goodie bags and shown to our front row seats.
Coffee or breakfast pastries anyone?
See how many ladies were there? Above, those ladies were making their way up the show on the 3rd floor.
Above: bloggers front row while waiting for the show – Alex Small of Small 4 Style, Megan’s friend and Megan Carradine of Get Fame MC, Cynthia Smoot of Oh So Cynthia and yours truly looking like she just woke up from bed. LOL! Photo taken from Cynthia’s phone. Thanks Cynthia for sending!
Now they started out by calling all the ladies to dance on the floor. Even we were asked to stand up on our seats to the tune of Cupid Shuffle! Haha.
Now I’m gonna skip the photos during the show for a Part 2 of this Nordstrom Fall 2013 Beauty Trend Show post. Let me share with you below the post-show photos since I only took a few. I went through the beauty counters to see what’s happening, took some shots, got some freebies and went home a very happy blogger! 🙂
And in case you were wondering what was in our VIP goodie bag (dog not included)…
Some of my favorites and notables include Dior Flash, Jimmy Choo perfume, Diptyque candle, Chanel nail polish, NARS blush duo (with the infamous orgasm color – woohoooooooooooo), Kate Somerville and more…
Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of the photos from the Nordstrom Fall 2013 Beauty Trend Show! I cannot wait to share with you the fashion and beauty Fall trends they had featured! Xo.