With Mother’s Day around the corner, we asked our Beauty Stylists to share their picks for Mother’s Day fragrance gifts.


kate spade new york live colorfully is one of Nordstrom’s latest exclusive fragrances, and is perfect for spring and Mother’s Day. Mom’s inner sweetheart will shine with crisp, energizing notes of mandarin and pink water lily, and she’ll drift away to a tropical paradise with tiare flower, gardenia, coconut water and Tahitian vanilla. ‘live colorfully’ is feminine and flirty enough for an evening out, yet understatedly fresh and elegant for daytime too. She’ll even delight in the bottle, with its signature kate spade bow.” — Jennifer Kochenour, The Plaza at King of Prussia, PA

“What woman wouldn’t want to wear Jimmy Choo FLASH? This new fragrance set from the coveted shoe designer launched this spring and is exclusive to Nordstrom. FLASH evokes the promise and excitement of a night on the town, and the bottle looks like jewelry for a vanity, with a bulb that catches the light and dazzles the room. The lasting power of this scent is incredible, prevailing long into the evening and smelling as clean and aromatic as when it was first spritzed on. Jimmy Choo is the best accessory for Mother’s Day.” — Alesha Gerner, The Mall at Wellington Green, FL

“New Jo Malone London Osmanthus Blossom is the perfect pairing of citrusy top notes and a sweet honey-peach finish. What I love most about Jo Malone scents is how customizable they are. By mixing two you can create the ultimate one-of-a-kind fragrance to fit your mom’s personality. For a sweeter effect, try mixing Osmanthus Blossom with Nectarine Blossom & Honey. Does she prefer something a little more green or tart? Try blending in Blackberry & Bay Cologne: the effect is simply mouthwatering and completely unique.” — Elyse Reneau, South Coast Plaza, CA


I Love NY for Mothers by Bond No. 9 is an easy-to-wear, easy-to-love fragrance. Because Bond No. 9 adores New York and mothers, they designed a fragrance to celebrate both. Upgrade your Mother’s Day gift from a bunch of flowers to a gorgeous fragrance she will carry with her all day! A showcase of lily, jasmine and rose, this gift will continue to bloom far past May. Top notes of tangerine and touches of soft amber and sandalwood ensure this will be a gift they will never forget.” — Iris Brostowicz, Michigan Avenue, IL

“The scent in Bottega Veneta’s Fragrance Gift Set evokes the memory of the first rain of spring. Notes of musk and moss create a warm happiness that reminds you of your grandmother’s garden. Bottega Veneta is the perfect fragrance for the elegant and sophisticated woman, and this gift set will make your mother feel extra cherished and loved. Even better, the set includes a fragrance mini perfect for her handbag! To enhance the inspiring qualities of the fragrance, pair the set with a bouquet of fresh flowers or perhaps a pair of Hunter boots!” — Joy Schmitz, Mall of America, MN

Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb Set is a great Mother’s Day gift. The fragrance has a long-lasting scent that stays on all day and is one that men LOVE. Its unique sweet floral scent is perfect year-round. Best of all, the Flowerbomb set offers so many choices for layering: whether it’s lotion or body wash, there are ways to apply the scent all times of day. It is definitely my go-to fragrance no matter what!” — Paula Xiong, Mall of Georgia, GA

Discover more of the many inspired Mother’s Day gifts at Nordstrom.



Wondering how to spoil the mom in your life for Mother’s Day? A visit to one of our Spa Nordstrom locations is the perfect escape. Even better, with the purchase of a Spa Nordstrom Gift Card for a facial treatment, we’ll include a complimentary Thalgo Collagen Eye Mask Treatment (a $45 value)!*

All of our facial services are targeted to pamper, beautify and correct, but every skin has different needs. We recommend identifying your main skin concerns to help you choose the best treatment.

1. Fine Lines & Anti-Aging?
Almost all of our treatments, especially ones including antioxidants, collagen and proteins, will help soften fine lines.
2. Deeper Lines?
You may want to try an Alpha Beta Hydroxy Restorative Peel, Non-Surgical Facelift or Epidermabrasion Skin Renewal Facial.
3. Dry or problem skin?
This is a job for our Advanced Hydrating Facial, Radiance Facial, or the Organic Luxury Facial (listed under Specialty Facials).
4. Sun Exposure & City Living?
Consider any of our corrective treatments, including the Oxygen Facial, Luminous Age Defense Facial or an Alpha Beta Hydroxy Restorative Peel + Antioxidant Cocktail Facial.
5. Sensitive Skin?
Choose our gentle Desensitizing Facial, specially formulated to soothe (listed under Specialty Facials).

Find your nearest Spa Nordstrom Licensed Skincare Therapist, who can help choose the perfect facial for the best results for you.

There’s a lot more for Mom – and you! – to be found at Spa Nordstrom. Find out about our specialized services in massage, body therapy, nail treatments, men’s therapies and more.

*Offer valid 5/12/13 through 6/1/13. See spa salesperson for details.


Tamala, our Everything Specialist Extraordinaire here in Digital Creative, shares her requisites for indulging in a little me-time during this crazy busy time of year.



It’s the holiday season, which usually means I’m multitasking at the highest level. From office parties and baking for the family to being the hostess with the mostess, it can feel like I get stretched too thin in no time flat. Here are my top picks for R&R essentials when I’m able to sneak in a few minutes to pamper myself. Bonus: these all make great gifts for anyone who could use a de-stressor or three.

Make + Model Bathrobes | BABYBEARSHOP Balm | bliss Cleansing Bars

Aveda Replenish Gift Set | Jo Malone Candles

Laura Mercier Body & Bath Duo | philosophy luxurious fragrance layering set


Some may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but we’re all about red this holiday season! Indulge your loved ones and stuff their stockings with beauty gifts that will keep them looking red hot from lips to tips into the New Year.

L to R: It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level with the CLARISONIC ‘Aria – Candy Apple’ Sonic Skin Cleansing System; the three gorgeous nail shades in the Deborah Lippmann ‘Christmas in the City’ Nail Lacquer Trio (a Nordstrom Exclusive) will evoke holiday spirits; reduce the signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, using the CLARISONIC ‘Opal – Ruby’ Sonic Infusion System.

L to R: Turn up the fashion on your holiday wardrobe donning this glittering duo by butter LONDON ‘Lips & Tips – Chancer’ Duo; get tweezing with the TWEEZERMAN ‘Petite Tweeze – Red Glitter’ Set; celebrate this fab time of year with the best-selling Lip Scrub flavor of all time, sara happ ‘The Lip Scrub – Red Velvet’ Lip Exfoliator; get cozy with the diptyque ‘Tubereuse’ Scented Candle.


Santa has his helpers, and here at Nordstrom we have our beauty team, who are ready to help you select the best gifts for the holiday season. Find out what products should be on your shopping list.

Kate’s Picks: Nordstrom Cosmetic Palette ($250 Value), Glide effortlessly from happy hour into the eleventh hour with a comprehensive makeup palette.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ ‘Alpha Beta® Glow Pads™, The only exfoliating and anti-aging self-tanner with active vitamin D that firms, smoothes bumpy skin and helps reduce hair growth.

Annie’s Buys: Prada ‘Candy’ Fragrance Set ($132 Value), In an explosion of shocking pink and gold, Prada ‘Candy’ takes a walk on the wild side.
Lancôme ‘Hypnôse’ Eye Set ($71 Value), Lancôme brings you lash must-haves to create your most eye-catching beauty.

Kristine’s Steals: philosophy ‘the cookbook’ shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath set, Enjoy a collection of philosophy’s most-loved recipe-inspired shower gels for the holidays.
L’Occitane ‘Hand Cream Confections’ Set (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($50 Value), Soothe, moisturize and soften your hands.

Check out all of our staff holiday picks in our Beauty’s Most Wanted Guide.


Just in time to make your holiday shopping a little more gorgeous: Nordstrom beauty gifts with purchase for Black Friday!

Stop in to your Nordstrom store or hop over to the Beauty page to treat yourself with Laura Mercier, La Mer, Clarins and more – but hurry, they’re only here while supplies last.

Shop all Black Friday deals on


Now you can shop the 2012 award winners available at Nordstrom in our Allure Best of Beauty online boutique! Not sure where to find the best lengthening mascara or the perfect nude lipstick? Browse over 90 items across all award categories, ranked as the best in their game after months of testing and expert reviews by Allure.

Allure Best of Beauty for: Eyes | Face | Fragrance | Lips | Hair | Nails | Skin

Pictured: Best New Fragrance | Best Gel Eyeliner | Best Eyelash Curler

Best Lengthening Mascara | Best Lip Balm | Best Lip Stain | Best Department Lipstick | Best Lip Gloss

And, in case you missed it, we announced the winners of our own beauty awards, as selected by you. Head over to our Nordstrom Beauty Awards 2012 Shop to see if your favorites made the cut.


To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together a collection of limited-edition items from brands that donate a portion of their sales to breast cancer research and awareness.

We’re proud to support all of the brands helping to find a cure for breast cancer, but we’d like to give a shout-out to glassybaby, a Seattle-based group of artisans that creates these beautiful ‘Evelyn’ candle holders. Made to memorialize Evelyn Lauder–founder of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation–each of these handmade art pieces helps fight the good fight, with 10% of each sale going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


There shouldn’t be anything laborious about Labor Day Weekend. Wherever your long weekend is taking you, we’ve got heaps of mini versions of your favorite products that are perfect for tucking away. Here are just a few of our bulk-free, travel-size options; we love anything that gives us more room to pack shoes!

1 – Bath & Body. From lips to legs, everything you need that does a body good. We’re especially fond of this Bliss Lemon + Sage Sinkside 6-Pack—also beloved by guests at W Hotels (raiding the housekeeping cart is no longer required).

2 – Makeup. Find all that’s needed for putting it on, taking it off and storing it—including this Smashbox ‘Try It’ Kit, a collection of best-selling Smashbox products in highly portable portions.

3 – Skincare. Neglecting our skin is never an option. Thankfully, there are plenty of little gems to make sure you’re cleansed, moisturized and safe in the sun while traveling. Grab Dr. T’s Supergoop! ‘Weekend Sun Care Essentials’ Kit; it’s TSA-approved with plenty of goodies, so you’re good to go whether at the airport or in Aruba.

4 – Hair Care. We don’t go anywhere without a travel hair dryer and trusted hair care products. This ready-for-anything blowPro ‘jet blow’ styling kit includes mini heat protection and detangler, plus a thickening mist for volume and a texturizing mist for beachy waves.

5 – Fragrance. If you’ve ever forgotten your favorite full-size bottle on the hotel sink, you know why we choose to travel only with small amounts of fragrance. These BCBGMAXAZRIA Eau de Parfum rollerballs are always convenient to have on-hand and prove much less heartbreaking if you forget to double-check the bathroom before checking out.


Have you stepped up to one of our Fragrance Tasting Bars yet? We’ve got a rotating selection of our most coveted scents, available in jumbo-sized bottles just waiting for you to sample from—think Hanae Mori Eau de Collection No. 7, Jimmy Choo, Valentina and more.*

Even better, during the last week of our Anniversary Sale (now through August 5th), receive the pictured atomizer filled with .1oz/3ml of any one fragrance from our Tasting Bar: our gift to you with any $85 fragrance purchase (in-store only). Its pretty pop-of-color is perfect for travel and tucking away anywhere you need a spritz of perfume at the ready.

*Fragrance selection varies by store; one per person, while supply lasts.