Nordstrom Hawaii Cosmetic Trend Show

There are those who wake up at 6 a.m. to get ready for work or to get in a nice morning jog. Then are those who wake up at 6 a.m. to go shopping. Yes, I’m part of the latter, but I’m going to assume you already guessed that. So what on earth could have coerced me into waking up at 6 a.m. to go shopping? The Fall 2011 Cosmetic Trend Show at NORDSTROM – duh! And the best part is that I wasn’t the only CRAZY person to wake up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday!

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Crazies.

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More crazies.

By 6:55 a.m., dozens of Nordy’s fans (read: serious shopaholics) were already lined up outside, sipping on complimentary coffee and chatting with the FABULOUS Nordstrom Beauty Experts who were floating around sharing inside secrets about the much anticipated show. By the time the doors opened, hundreds of fellow Nordstrom lovers filed into the store. Each guest was greeted by smiling faces and uuber cute metallic gift bags:

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Love, love, LOVE her hot pink heels!

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Everyone received one of these metallic purses!

Each seat the was outfitted with special promotional cards to use at different beauty counters:

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More goodies!

The bada$$ people of Nordstrom turned the third floor into a rocking red carpet event, complete with a DJ, models, flashing lights, FABULOUS giveaways and enough energy to keep my sleepy eyes wide-open despite the fact that it was the crack of dawn 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning. nordstrom-hawaii-fashion-show

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The boys on the left had some prime real estate seats - suckas.

The Red Carpet Glamour event featured a spread of the hottest beauty products on the market (all available at Nordstrom, duh). At one point in the show, I considered purchasing and using every featured product in an effort to look 25 forever. I ended up deciding against it, but I did settle on some SMASHING, DASHING products from Smashbox.

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Nothing like buying a box full of beauty products for only $68!

This box of magic can be yours for only $68 from Smashbox. BUY IT – you’ll thank me.

Oh, and thanks to the handy work of my BFF Lauren, I also scored a makeup appointment with the Smashbox counter – just in time for Halloween. My makeup artist Michelle was the BOMB. She took my look from blah to BEYONCE in 30 minutes:

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My makeup artist Michelle was AMAZING!

Yes, Lauren and I had to take one of these:

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And although waking up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday was agonizing, NORDSTROM made it all worth it :)

Aloha.

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