Saturday, October 30, 2010

PrettyCity Shape Beauty Sample Sale

Here's the gift bag and samples from the Chicago Beauty Sample Sale
presented by PrettyCity and Shape Magazine from a few weeks ago.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Geir Ness and Laila

Here's me with Geir Ness, creator of Laila, at the Nordstrom Oakbrook
Cosmetics Trend Show. During the show he talked about how he named
Norway's first fragrance after his mom Laila and secretly had her
signature screened on the bottle. After the show he gave hand massages
using his Laila hand & body cream. I've met Geir several times at
Nordstrom and at the Norway pavillion at Disney World's Epcot Center
last March.
More info on Geir and Laila at

Chantecaille Tiger in the Wild

I'm here with Alex Chantecaille, Director of Sales for Chantecaille,
at the Nordstrom Oakbrook Comsmetics Trend Show. During the show Alex
talked about her company's efforts to save endangered wild tigers
through the limited-edition Tiger in the Wild palette (three
eyeshadows and one blush). Five percent of the palette's proceeds will
go to Traffic, a wildlife trade monitoring network.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mrs Smiths Diaper Bag

If you have a friend/relative who is a new mom and struggling to stay
organized, you may want to recommend a Mrs Smith's diaper bag. The
bags offer multiple compartments including a pull-out drawer for baby
foods & spoons & bib, insulated pockets for baby formula bottles/sippy
cups, a space for an Epipen for those of who have children with
allergies, a diaper pad, and plenty of space to pack diapers, baby's
change of clothing and toys topped with a Velcro flap-cover.

Have used it in a variety of situations - trip to the mall, bus trip
to Walmart, dinner at friend's house. And, keeps me organized every
time! My Exotic Zebra bag was $74.99 from

Julianne at Nordstrom Oakbrook

Julianne ("Jules"), beauty editor for Nordstrom, welcomes the audience
to the Nordstrom Oakbrook cosmetics trend show. She's playing the
"Price Is Right" game with attendee from LA - just won an Anastasia
brow kit and a serum.

Nordstrom Beauty Gift Bag

Here's the gift for attending this morning's Notfstrom Oakbrook
cosmetics tren show - a black patent leather bag with fragrance
samples and a bottle of water. Now in line for coffee and breakfast.

Nordstrom Cosmetics Show Line

It's 7:16am on a Saturday morning and a lot of women are waiting
outside to get into the Nordstrom Oakbrook cosmetics trend show. As
usual, guest speakers, commentary from Jules, gifts with purchase,
light breakfast and coffee.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Free Pan from Jewel-Osco

Am sure a lot of you in the Chicago area are saving your free pan
stickers from Jewel-Osco. I finally got my "free" pan! I redeemed 100
stickers (bought over $1000 worth of groceries and baby formua there
in the past few weeks) and paid 1 cent for the glass covered stir fry
pan. I used the pan to make kimchee fried rice with tofu - yum! This
pan will come in handy for making chicken and tofu stir fries.