Category Archives: Beauty

Nordstrom Annapolis Presents Beauty & Fashion Extravaganza

20170513_113839[11993]Alarm set for 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning to attend the Nordstrom Annapolis Beauty & Fashion Extravaganza:  doors opened at 7:30 a.m. and the show started at 8:00 a.m.  Women and men lined up at Nordstrom’s in Annapolis, MD, around 7:15 a.m. this morning.  I wanted to arrive early enough to get good seats.  And, guess what?  I landed two front-row seats—we could reach out and touch.20170513_074733

The ‘School House Rock Band’ provided live entertainment until the fashion show started.  Their songs and sounds were jazzy and fantastic.  The models walked the runway with some trendy spring fashion styles by fashion designers such as Kate Spade, Ted Baker, and Vince Camuto.

The fresh look of makeup presented spring’s hottest reds, to bright cherry, to deep bordeaux, from an opague shade to a sheer one.  The featured vendors were some of my favorites:  Chanel, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Erno Laszio, and the list goes on.  The makeup look this spring is golden days and sultry nights.  Sun-kissed skin and shimmering highlights give that everyday summer look, a healthy, relaxed glow.  Deep copper shadow and rich lip color dial up the drama for evening.  Vendors who sponsored this event presented the raffle-winning attendees with some fabulous gifts. 

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This is the third Nordstrom Beauty Trend event I have attended.  I cannot think of anything else that I would rather be doing this soggy, Saturday morning.  Beauty is my niche—I love beauty, health, wellness, and fashion.  I am still super excited and cannot wait until the next event.  Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend events are always fun, entertaining, and true overviews of current beauty and fashion trends. 

Just Browzing

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One thing my mother taught me many years ago still holds true today:  first impressions are lasting impressions. After my appointment this morning, I decided to do something to take care of wonderful me. I had run out of the house looking a hot mess today. And, I still had other appointments scheduled on my calendar.

When I got in the car, I lowered the sun visor so that I could look at my face in the mirror. I was thinking about what I could do to spruce up a little, as it is the holiday season and I was not looking my best. I started to put on a little makeup, but that would temporarily cover my flaws. My skin looked like it had been in a major wind storm. My eyebrows looked wild and bushy. And this wonderful thought popped in my mind of this cute little waxing salon I had visited earlier this year in June.

I remember I had a great experience:  the salon was pretty and charming, the owner made me feel very comfortable, and I was super pleased with the exceptional waxing service I received. I thought about my mother and remember her saying, “first impressions are lasting impressions.”

I put my car in drive and headed to the Just Browzing Wax Bar. This is the most wonderful waxing salon. You really receive personal and professional service. I was thankful that they could take me in as soon as I arrived. Everything was pretty as I had remembered. The owner greeted me like she knew me. She remembered me from my visit in June. We chatted and she did an exceptional job. Your skin will glow and feel so soft because of the quality products Just Browzing Wax Bar uses.

You should treat yourself and visit Just Browzing Wax Bar on 2411 Crofton Lane, Suite 19B, Crofton, MD 21114. To schedule an appointment, call 410. 451.BROW (2769).

I am true to my word… If I find something wonderful, I promise not to keep it to myself. Just Browzing Wax Bar & Beauty Boutique is something wonderful.

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ULTA Beauty brings joy to this girl. I enjoyed my hair experience at ULTA Beauty. It is always a pleasure to visit a hair salon where the hair styling and beauty services you receive are impeccable. The ULTA Beauty salon located at the Laurel Towne Center in Laurel, MD is my favorite ULTA salon.

The hairstylists manager certainly is at the top of her game, as she has outstanding hair styling skills; excellent time management skills to get you in and out with very little wait time; knowledgeable of hair trends; and excellent customer service.  The stylists are very knowledgeable of the perfect products and styling tools to use on my hair type. They are concerned about the health of my hair, and desire to ensure my hairstyles will last after I leave ULTA Beauty.

The atmosphere at ULTA Beauty is pleasant and relaxing. And, ULTA Beauty stocks every beauty product you could imagine. I highly recommend ULTA Beauty located at the Laurel Towne Center in Laurel, MD. If you cannot visit ULTA Beauty at the Laurel Towne Center, then you should consider getting some super-hot deals on ULTA’s website, as it is Cyber Monday. Visit ULTA Beauty Online:  http://www.ulta.com/

Nice Experience at THE Pearl Modern Spa and Boutique

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THE Pearl Modern Spa and Boutique

Today, I visited THE Pearl Modern Spa and Boutique. It is a 5-star wellness spa that offers many services and products to help rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. When I arrived to the Pearl for my appointment, the spa hostess guided me to thewomen’s locker room. From the locker room, I went into the women’s lounge where my masseuse met me. My masseuse guided me to my personal, tranquil spa room. We sat down and chatted for about 5 minutes. I explained to the masseuse my personal concerns and what I wanted her to target during this visit. I received a 90-minute full-body massage to target my problem areas. I found it very interesting that I could choose the oil(s) that would be used during my massage. I chose two different oils, joy and peace.

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Reception Area

After a 90-minute massage, the masseuse guided me to the ladies lounge. She told me to drink as much water as I wanted to hydrate. There were large jugs of water sitting on the table. One jug contained sliced cucumbers and the other jug had sliced lemons. My masseuse left and returned with my favorite treats:  a delicious hot brownie with whipped cream and a glass of champagne. I sat and enjoyed my treats and then returned to the ladies locker room. I love how loose and light my body was feeling. I disrobed and took a warm shower. I left the locker room and stopped by the reception desk to schedule my next spa visit. I will keep you posted of my future spa visits and the services I receive, especially at the Pearl Modern Spa and Boutique.

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Ladies Lounge

If you are dealing with physical pain or stiffness, emotional stress from your job or stress because you do not have a job, visiting a wellness spa is always a good way to recharge. I am usually emotionally and physically drained after a long work week. Planning and preparing for the holiday is another stressor, because there simply is not sufficient quiet or down time. It is important that you take the necessary time needed to treat and care for yourself. Try scheduling a spa treatment and add the appointment to your digital calendar—enjoy your day at the spa. Enjoy taking care of wonderful you. There is nothing more relaxing than a full-body massage in a clean and tranquil environment. Did I mention, the masseuse did a great job. I let go of all my cares during my spa session. If you like champagne and hot brownies, then this is the spa to visit.