Did you know that Nordstrom has a Beauty Stylist program? I didn’t either. I turned 32 on Saturday and wanted to do something fun so I asked Nordstrom Beauty to suggest a makeup artist I could make an appointment to so I could pick their brain. That’s when she told me about their Beauty Stylist program. Turns out the program has been around for a few years in the Seattle area and now Nordstrom is expanding the program to all stores nationwide.
What does a beauty stylist do? Just like a stylist helps you find the perfect outfit, a beauty stylist is your personal guide through the cosmetics and fragrance department to help find the best beauty products for your needs. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect red lipstick, want to get something new for fall or want to try a new skincare routine, Nordstrom’s beauty stylist program is here to help you.
So now you know what your staples are but do you know what style you identify with? This is where this book comes in.
Lucky’s Guide to Mastering Any Style breaks down different styles like California casual, bohemian and Euro chic. It shows you examples of what pieces make up the particular style so you can get the look. It also highlights individuals who embody the particular style being shown and features stores you may be interested in.
Being a fashion challenged gal, I found this book really interesting. I liked the information that this book provided and I got some ideas that I now want to try out. Now if only I had an unlimited budget to go shopping with…
The best part about this book? We’ll be giving away 2 copies of Lucky’s Guide to Mastering Any Style. Check back with us on Monday to enter our giveaway… or follow us on Twitter to get updated the moment the giveaway starts.
I have a confession to make. While I adore beauty products and have a special place in my heart for makeup in particular, I am very far from a being fashionista. When I went to Paris, I felt a little out of place for not being very stylish. After all, I’m from Seattle! Some of us wear socks with our Birkenstocks in the winter! A gal can learn though and this book definitely can help.
The One Hundred by Nina Garcia of Elle and Project Runway fame is a guide to the pieces every woman should own. The illustrations in this book are so charming and the book is a good resource on what to look for in your clothes when you are shopping. It even branches out into other areas such as jewelry, gadgets and cosmetics. Of course, take these suggestions from Ms. Garcia with a grain of salt… this is her take on the essentials.
For me, this book is a little bit of Fashion 101 for the stylishly challenged, which I kind of am! You can find this book online at retailers like Amazon.com and in bookstores nationwide.
Today I’m all about recommended reading. We’ll be suggesting a few books worthy of picking up to help you master your makeup and your personal style.
Bobbi Brown is releasing a new book on December 1st in bookstores nationwide and it’s for everyone… from the novice to the professional makeup artist. You can also get your hands on the this makeup manual at Bobbi Brown counters and at her website in January.
I have been lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book and it’s a fantastic resource to have. I love that this book includes everyone, the ones who need a little more guidance and the ones who have more experience that most. I really enjoyed reading this book and I even picked up a few tips. I’ve been experimenting a bit more with color and breaking out of my everyday shades.
You can find a sneak peak video for the book here. Stay tuned for the rest of our recommended reading throughout the day!