Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Gleaming



Are you a sucker for samples?
Has your cute, hold-everything makeup bag exploded into a catch-all of barely opened bottles and compacts?

There's no glossing over the fact that when it comes to the cosmetic counters you're like a kid in an eye-candy store. Don't let talk of  tempting new spring lines turn you into a beauty school cop out. Nordstrom Beauty Director Joelle Russo shares her picks of the new products you really will use this season.


Lei Chic Brush on You
Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System ($149)
If you buy just one thing this season Russo says this should be it. The facial brush uses the same sonic technology as the Sonicare toothbrushes to clean your complexion six times better than your normal washing. Russo says not only is her skin smoother and softer, but her moisturizers and serums are so much more effective, she actually uses less of them.





Lei Chic Easy on the Eyes
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara ($10)

Get the mess out of your mascara routine with Clinique's new applicator built just for lower lashes. The shorter and more tapered brush also helps lacquer those hard-to-get corner ones with a new easy-to-remove formula.






Lei Chic Lip Service
Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils ($24)

Russo calls Nars' new pencils a perfect blend of color and gloss. The pencils' uber-moisturizing formula comes in six easy-to-wear colors that make you look slick without that sticky smile.







Lei ChicCleaning Crew
ARCONA Triad Toner Pads ($30)

It's a make up remover, cleanser, and toner packed into pads you can toss into your purse. ARCONA's antioxidants also make the refreshing formula perfect for wiping away traces of airplane air next time you travel.






Lei Chic Field the Burn
Dr. T's Supergoop! Sunscreen Swipes ($34)

When the sun starts melting your mascara, these towelettes will wipe it away with a bonus shot of SPF 30. The sunscreen is water-resistant, mess-free and even safe for infants. Love it? Dr. T also has your next vacation covered with a swipe, spray, lip balm set in a TSA-approved package.





Take a look at all of these new products and more at Nordstrom's Beauty on Location Event, March 18-19. Book a free personalized make up or skin consultation online now.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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