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Nordstrom Beauty Trend Week: Allison and Portia’s Top Picks

It’s that time of year again: Nordstrom Beauty Trend Week is in full swing at Town Center mall. Although the event started Sept. 16, it continues until the 24.Boca Mag sent us to Nordstrom’s early this week to check things out, and there’s a ton of great products and activities. Plus, you can sign up for skincare and beauty consultations. Here are our top 5 picks for this year:

 

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum, 3 oz., $122

Ladies, put this one at the top of your holiday wish list. Both Portia and I loved this warm floral perfume. The Datura flower is one of the strongest aspects of the fragrance, which gives it a sensual yet sophisticated style. Hints of pear, jasmine sambac, raspberry, white musk and white peony add a soft element. Sa-woon.

 

MAC’s Little $10 Display (items all $10/ea.)

Who doesn’t like high-quality makeup options, especially at reasonable prices? This “bargain tree,” so to speak, was something I liked because it gives consumers the ability to try new products without breaking the bank. Look for a new shade of lipstick to wear out this weekend. Try a new mascara or pick up some cleansing facial wipes. The options are endless and make great stocking stuffers, too.

 

Bodega Venetta Knot Eau de Parfum, 75ml, $160

Someone sprayed this as they walked past us, and I had to know what it was. Not only is the design simply elegant, but so is the fragrance. Clementine, lavender, rose and peony blend to create a floral scent that conjures memories of summers overseas. Wear it when you want to leave a lasting impression, or for a wonderful evening out.

 

Classic Maison Candel in Prosecco Bellini, Voluspa, $29

Portia really has this thing for scents. (Ok, we both do a little.) But she REALLY has a thing for candles—Voluspa candles, actually. Nordstrom has a great selection of them, and when we found the display, it was hard to pass up. Her favorite candle is the Prosecco Bellini: 12 ounces of coconut wax with evidence of peaches, apricots and sparkly Prosecco. It’s perfect for the in the kitchen or the outdoor patio.

 

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, 1.7 oz., $27.50

This 24-hour moisturizing cream is great for a variety of skin types and can be applied in the morning or at night. It’s light, has a clean scent and leaves skin soft and smooth after regular application.  Make this a part of your regular skincare routine.