One glimpse across a crowded Nordstrom store yesterday and it was ON!
That’s all it took to catch me — the new Yves Saint Laurent Saharienne Heat summer 2013 collection.
It flicked a primal switch, and I started run-walking toward the counter (probably making grabby hands in the air).
LOL! Alright, maybe I’m being a little dramatic…
No, the more I think about it, it was exactly like that.
I was moving so fast toward those purples, greens, corals and bronzes that I almost tripped in my Michael Kors birthday heels…which wouldn’t have been all bad as I would have fallen into the display.
Here are some pics and swatches of the quads and polishes.
YSL also has a new perfume out called Manifesto that I like. I asked a YSL artist named Christina at the Nordie’s out here about one of the notes I couldn’t quite place, and she said, “tonka beans.” It’s a note the company usually only uses in their fragrances for men, and I think it gives Manifesto a bit of a masculine edge. I still like it, though. It’s worth a sniff next time you’re there.
Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto official fragrance notes
Bergamot, green notes, blackcurrant buds, jasmine, lily of the valley, cream, cedarwood, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla
I sprayed some on my wrist, started to walk away, and then turned back to ask for a sample! It’s very spicy and warm, and even though it seems almost like a fall fragrance, I frankly don’t care. I like it a lot.
The quads and purple liner were also pretty tempting, but I managed to walk away for now.
I couldn’t resist the green nail polish, though, Vert D’Orient. I had to bring that home with me…
We’ll see how my restraint holds up when I head back to the counter next Friday for a makeover at the Corte Madera Nordstrom Pretty Party.
Have you heard of Nordstrom Pretty Parties? They’re these free beauty events they’re holding at various Nordstrom stores across the country this spring and summer, where the counters give free makeovers and skincare consultations, hand out deluxe samples and do gifts with purchases. If you use the store locator, it’ll let you know if any of the stores near you are doing them.
The one at the Corte Madera store takes place on both Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, from 11-6 p.m.
To book a reservation for a makeover, just swing by any of the participating beauty counters, or if you’re in my area, call Christina at the Corte Madera Nordie’s YSL counter at (415) 927-1690 X1072. She’ll set ya up.
I’m hoping to walk out of my makeover looking like this…assuming I can find a stone cow (or is that a goat?).
Did you do anything fun last night? It hit me that one of my greatest joys in life lately has been sitting on the couch in my pajamas, eating leftover Thai food and watching The Mindy Project. (Yes, I’ve done this more than once over the past two weeks…not with the same Thai food, of course.)
Every time I watch that show I crack up laughing at least twice!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,