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Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show 2013

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On a rainy overcast Saturday morning hundreds of women rolled out of bed to witness all the glitz and glam of the 2013 Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show! Hours before the Michigan Ave store opened we were treated to sneak peeks at products not yet launched to the masses, hot spring fashions and talks from creators and vice presidents of brands such as Jane Iredale and Chantecaille.

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Perhaps the highlight of my morning (other than the loads of beauty deals I snagged!) was hearing from and meeting Virginie Courtin-Clarins. The gorgeous and super sweet french granddaughter of, Jacques Courtin-Clarins, founder of the luxury cosmetic giant, Clarins. Not only is she a makeup heiresse, taking a prominent role in development of the brand, she is a fierce force in the fashion world. Her bold and eye catching style has been the talk of bloggers and designers alike.

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She flew in from Paris (her first time in Chicago) to specifically speak at the trend show and launch the updated anti-aging Double Serum. I total feel in love with her french accented english, she was totally endearing and spoke to us about the Double Serum. First explaining it’s benefits in the scientific way then bringing it down to earth for us with a cute story about a princess and a prince. Her story demonstrated the five things the skin needs, (hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, regeneration and protection) not only was it cute it honestly helped me remember!

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I was honored to meet her after and receive a signed copy of  A Beautiful Success: The fabulous adventure of Clarins. All and all it was a whirlwind morning wit lots of goodies and good times.

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Some of my goodies 🙂

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