Nordstrom Beauty Event – October Beauty Tips

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With the cooler weather finally upon us, I wanted to invite you to an upcoming Nordstrom in-store events to help you transition your beauty routine to fall. From liberating your lips with ultra-rich, stand out shades to achieving the perfect winged eyeliner, these in-store activities will give you the chance to learn amazing tips from top brands and industry experts! See below more details on the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Weeks/Shows and events happening in your area this October:


About Beauty Trend Event Week:
Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with savvy beauty experts. They will share the latest fall beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it! *This season enjoy the perk of scheduling appointments throughout the entire week!


About Beauty Trend Event Show:
Here, you’ll watch top industry insiders reveal fall’s best beauty trends during a high-energy runway show hosted the Saturday ending the Beauty Trend Event Week. Then, get complimentary makeup, skincare and fragrance consultations full of DIY tips and tricks. Plus, score an exclusive (and free!) Nordstrom tote bag – just for attending! Tickets at $20 and redeemable toward your beauty purchase day of the event. The show starts around 8am, so don’t miss out!
October Baltimore/D.C. Events:
*All locations hold a beauty trend week, however those with asterisk also have a beauty trend show!
  • October 11th:
    • Nordstrom Annapolis Mall **


  • October 18th:
    • Nordstrom The Mall in Columbia


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Sullivans Steakhouse Baltimore – Fall Menu

Sullivans Steakhouse Baltimore is cozying up to fall with the ultimate surf-n-turf pairing, a six-ounce Filet Mignon and a half pound of Wild Caught King Crab Legs. The Double Take is offered through November 15, giving guests a great reason to wine and dine any night of the week this season.

Other highlights from the new fall menu include decadent Alaskan King Crab Mac & Cheese, mouth-watering Sweet Potato Casserole topped with a pecan crust, fresh Alaskan King Crab Legs offered with the choice of House-made Cajun BBQ, Lemon Garlic or Roasted Garlic Butter and a crave-worthy Peanut Butter Black Bottom Pie.

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Sally Hansen and Stella McCartney Summer 2016 Nail Look

As the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2016, Sally Hansen freshened up the look, on the Stella McCartney Summer 2016 catwalk in Paris Fashion Week, with a subtle and modern nude nail. To accessorize the effortlessly elegant in the designer’s collection, Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole elevated bare nails by using an understated sheer polish that sent clean nudes down the runway.

Revealing the nude nail’s unexpected potential for uniqueness, Madeline Poole used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Arm Candy,” maintaining a neutral aesthetic.

“We wanted to reflect and compliment the explosion of colour, energy and movement within the collection by celebrating a true summer beauty look that is fresh and natural, while also embracing the individuality of women” – says Stella McCartney

“We’re using a sheer pale pink “Arm Candy” for Stella’s SS16 show. Stella’s whimsical and mixed use of color and pattern need a nail that’s understated and low maintenance. This is a look that anyone can wear – a sheer polish looks refined and subtle on any shape nail bed and any skin tone. “Arm Candy” leaves a bit of the natural nail showing through so it creates a custom finish for each girl.” – says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy


Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection infuses trend-setting shades with an expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.



An explosion of colour, energy and movement. A true celebration of summer, exuding a vivacious and liberated spirit.

A feeling of fearlessness is expressed through the unexpected layering of masculine bold checks and stripes to create a play on feminine transparency with rich and graphic textures.

Contrast color pleated dresses quiver and float in sharp sculptural layers of bright blue, spring green, chili red and pink. Either thigh-skimming or floor-grazing, their engineered hemlines rise and fall to reveal tempting flashes of leg.

Knitwear sits close to the skin. Polo tops in wrapping shapes with sporty striped edging. Pleated ribs with cut-aways stretch to reveal slices of sky, berry and mint. Raw indigo denim is highly structured with visible white stitching, whilst two-toned ribs with undulating movement feature extreme fringing.

Clean tailoring reflects the ease of summer in dusty rose, tan and black. Trousers are wide, yet the silhouette is elongated and free, retaining a sensual connection to the body. Monochrome statements in organic cotton piqué shirting and black summer knit tailoring. Scoop necklines expose and accentuate the female form.

Inspired by abstract sculptures, ribbons are distilled into primitive swirls and refined spirals layered on embroidered mesh in pure white and black, or chili red on berry.

A unique airtex effect is created using transparent eyelet embroidery. Asymmetric or floor length, they stand out in acid shades of lemon, bright orange, cobalt blue, and black and white.

Accessories include a modern take on the Riviera open sandals with sporty soles. Cherry tinted sustainable wooden platform clogs in nude, tan and black. Wicker and alter nappa bags with round buckles and gold chain mail. Oversize aviator sunglasses with a square color contrasted detail, in a palette that compliments the tones of the season.


Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs like vintage poster restoration as an art student in Baltimore. Her unique talent in crafting innovative designs, emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of the collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps setting the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections with her fashion-forward vision on a worldwide basis.

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Harbor East Hosts Vino in Vogue: Wine Tasting and Shopping


Harbor East, Baltimore’s hottest destination for dining, shopping & nightlife, proudly announces Vino in Vogue! On Saturday, November 7th from 124PM guests can sip, swirl and sample wines from some of the neighborhood’s most notable restaurants while enjoying shopping events, lite bites, and live music in the heart of the district.

Tasting stations hosted by: Azumi, Bond Street Social, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Lebanese Taverna, Ouzo Bay, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion and Wit & Wisdom. At each table, sommeliers and wine experts will offer pours of three different wines from their respective restaurant cellars, giving guests an opportunity to sample their wine programs and explore various varietals, blends and regions.

Love one of the selections? Enjoy a full glass while you window shop and nosh on cheese, sweets and lite fare at a variety of Harbor East retailers including South Moon Under, J.Crew, Sassanova and more to be announced soon! Live music at Katyn Circle makes the afternoon a festive fall affair.

Harbor East Vino In Vogue 11-7-15

Tickets for Vino in Vogue are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. Reserve your tasting glass today: $30 for early birds$35 after October 17th. Ticket includes wine tastings from seven restaurants (3 pours per restaurant), a signature tasting glass, lite bites & complimentary garage parking at Harbor East. Please note full glasses of wine will be available for purchase on-site and are not included in the ticket cost.

Vino in Vogue at Harbor East is sponsored by Baltimore STYLE magazine. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: Click to Tweet!

About Harbor East

Harbor East is home to some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences. Among its many eclectic attractions are fine dining restaurants, vibrant and unique shops, a world-class fitness center and a seven-screen art house theatre. Harbor East is also an inspiring place for business, providing a contemporary setting for world-class

Spa Week 2015 Treatments and Deals


Spa Week starts October 12 – 18, 2015 at various locations throughout the U.S.  During this week, participants can find $50 treatments and wellness tips.  There’s also the opportunity to win gifts, sample products, and join the spa week book club.  See more details below:

Unique and Over the Top Spa Week Treatments

Spa Week is quickly approaching on October 12-18th. Over the top treatments, seasonal ingredients and unique rituals will be offered at participating spas across the country. Keep the following top spas on your radar as they are giving guests the ability to be immersed in incomparable wellness offerings, and the latest outrageous and noteworthy therapies. During Spa Week, you can take advantage of the below plus thousands of other amazing treatments at a fraction of the cost, with all spa treatments being offered at just $50. The full list of participants is available on

50 Min Charcoal Facial (Reg. $260, Spa Week $50)
Ling Skin Care – Union Square | New York, NY | 212-989-8833
This perfect post-summer facial from Ling Skin Care uses a special mask made from an item most of us have in our backyard – charcoal. Known for it’s cooling effects, charcoal purges the skin of impurities, can help clear up acne or blemishes and also purifies the skin of free radicals. With this facial, you’ll get to try the special charcoal mask leaving your face flawless, smooth and radiant.

50 Min Sothys Pineapple and Guava Seasonal Facial (Reg. $100, Spa Week $50)
Hey Gorgeous! Spa and Wellness | San Antonio, TX | 210-684-6844
Fashion isn’t the only thing that changes with each passing season, facials do as well. This special facial incorporates pineapple and guava to create a delicious cocktail of fruit extracts packed with natural vitamins and minerals sure to restore your skin’s natural radiance and beauty. If you want to keep your summer glow through fall and winter, this is the facial for you.

60 Min Revitalizing Red Wine Mud Wrap (Reg. $115, Spa Week $50)
Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa | Chicago, IL | 312-944-4311
This indulgent seasonal treatment will transport you across the Atlantic, to the vineyards of France just in time for a harvest. A warm mixture of red wine, bentonite clay, five deep-cleansing essential oils and nourishing grape-seed oil envelops the body in a sumptuous, soothing cocoon. This nourishing and fortifying wrap leaves your skin feeling deeply cleansed, silky soft and revitalized.

60 Min 24 Karat Gold Japanese Facial (Reg. $245, Spa Week $50)
Onsen Spa | Los Angeles, CA | 323-475-1890
It’s rumored that Cleopatra slept with gold masks every night to maintain her youth and beauty. So, it’s no wonder that this service has become a favorite of the Hollywood elite. The 24-Karat Gold Japanese Facial uses the ionic benefits of gold during the service to leave you with a brilliant, glowing complexion just like your favorite Hollywood starlets.

50 Min Toasty Marshmallow Massage (Reg. $150, Spa Week $50)
The Woodhouse Day Spa – Plano | Plano, TX | 214-473-9955
Your average, everyday stress-relieving massage with some ‘marsh-mellow’ on top! If you need some serious relaxation, then imagine being lulled to sleep as you’re drizzled and massaged with a rich melt of emollient shea, cocoa and mango butters. Not only will your muscles get the tension relief you need, but your skin will be left with soft notes of marshmallow and a silky-fine touch.

Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub (Reg. $120, Spa Week $50) or Ginger Root Body Wrap with Swiss Shower (Reg. $175, Spa Week $50)
Catamaran Spa | San Diego, CA | 858-539-8820

  • Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub: After a long summer of sunshine and tanlines, you’ll need to rejuvenate your skin heading into fall. Relax under a cascade of water as your skin is polished to perfection with an Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub and lotion application.
  • Ginger Root Wrap: If summer-long indulgences left you with the need to detox and purify your system, then you’ll want to try this service. It uses a ginger root masque to boost circulation, stimulate your metabolism and rid your body of harmful toxins.

Standard Hydrafacial Medical Grade (Reg. $169, Spa Week $50)
Advanced Laser & Skin Center | Woburn, MA | 781-935-7333
If you’re looking for the next big thing in anti-aging services, then this might be a good option for you. The HydraFacial® resurfacing procedure thoroughly enhances the skin using patented Vortex Technology™ to simultaneously cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate. The treatment is not only pain-free, but relaxing and has noticeable and immediate improvements to your skin tone and elasticity.

90 Min Hot Stone Therapy Massage with HydroLuXe Dry Water Massage Table Session and Hydra Amino 18 Scalp Treatment (Reg. $152, Spa Week $50)
Massage LuXe-Davie | Davie, FL | 954-380-8554
If you like your services to explore both traditional and non-traditional techniques, make sure to check out MassageLuxe. This service includes a traditional hot stone massage to warm and loosen tight muscles and a scalp treatment. But, you’ll also get to test out the HydroLuXe Dry Water Massage which places you in a unique capsule as your body is massaged from head to toe with the gentle force of water (all without ever getting wet!).

50 Min Guac Star Facial with Avocado Treatment (Reg. $85, Spa Week $50)
Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites | Concord, NC | 704-454-1750
Ahhhhvocado to the rescue! Bask in a Guac Star revitalizing and cooling facial that nourishes skin with avocado oil, butter, essential fatty acids, moisture-locking ingredients and skin feeding super antioxidants – green tea, goji fruit and pomegranate. Once you’ve hit your happy shade of green, you’ll walk away with smooth and completely refreshed skin.

Amethyst Facial with Yavapai Swedish Massage (Reg. $150, Spa Week $50)
Amethyst Spa at Wekopa Resort & Conference Center | Scottsdale, AZ | 480-789-5300
Dreaming of a desert oasis? Indulge both your face and body with these Yavapai inspired services. The hydrating acai berry facial blended with a full body therapeutic massage are sure to relieve stress and restore balance to your mind & spirit.

50 Min Spa Week De-Stress Body Treatment (Reg. $255, Spa Week $50)
Red Door Spa | 29 Participating Locations Nationwide |
Based on a 110 minute Stress Melter Ritual, this treatment is inspired by Red Door’s signature service and includes exfoliation, an aromatherapeutic body wrap and a relaxing scalp massage to melt stress and rebalance spirit.

Hair and Beauty Trends – SS16 Catwalk Low Ponytail

The runways at the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week not only showed us amazing upcoming fashion trends but also hair and beauty trends! One hair trend that dominated the SS16 catwalks was the sleek low ponytail. It’s such a chic, clean look and easy to re-create at home!

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Spring/Summer 2016 Runway

Ciara Sleek Ponytail

To get this look, first apply a dime sized amount of Philip B Drop Dead Straightening Baume ($24) to damp hair. This heat activated formula will leave your hair sleek and frizz free.


Before applying heat, spray hair with a generous amount of Philip B Thermal Protection Spray ($25) to elevate shine and prevent heat damage and split ends.


Next, blow dry hair with John Frieda by Conair Full Volume Dryer ($49.99) while using the John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish Vent Brush ($12.99)  to smooth out hair and reduce frizz.



When hair is completely dry, smooth over with John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish 1-in Flat Iron ($49.99) transform lifeless strands into smooth sleek strands.


Finally, pull hair back into a low pony tail using a Scunci Heathered Comfy Elastic ($3.99) (any color of your choice) to keep it in place and finish with a light spray of KMS FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray ($20.99) to lock in the style.


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Jennifer Lopez Low Ponytail
Jennifer Lopez Low Ponytail

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Collection

Introducing the Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense collection for thick, dry, coarse hair. Formulated with Abyssinian Oil, these luxury products provide the ultimate hydration to parched strands.  The collection features the FIRST luxury pre-shampoo treatment.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment (MRSP $30 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and salons worldwide): A luxurious pre-shampoo treatment that deeply moisturizes to revitalize dehydrated strands, leaving hair cashmere soft and shiny. Boosts the performance of shampoo and conditioner to leave hair cashmere soft and shiny, binds the conditioning agents in conditioners, allowing it to better hydrate hair and repels minerals present in water to defend against build up.


Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Shampoo (MSRP $32 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and salons worldwide): A low-lather oil-based cleanser that gently removes dirt and oils. Features an innovative oil-based texture transforms to an anti-aging crème with water. The Abyssinian Oil binds to surface impurities and bad oils on the hair to gently cleanse without stripping parched hair of much needed moisture. It gently cleanses impurities, smoothes raised cuticles on dry hair strands, replenishes intense moisture and transforms dry hair to supremely soft and smooth.


Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Deep Conditioner (MSRP $32 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and salons worldwide): An intense deep conditioner that penetrates and hydrates even the driest hair types to transform coarse hair into soft and smooth. Provides the level of conditioning of a masque, but can be used with every wash like a standard conditioner. It penetrates hair to deeply condition, smoothes raised cuticles on dry hair strands, replenishes intense moisture and transforms dry hair to supremely soft and smooth.