Joy the Baker

Meet Joy the Baker—a self-taught cook and natural beauty whose delicious dishes are as delightful as their creator. Joy came by our store for a session with one of our Beauty Stylists then popped into her kitchen along with her cat, Jules Stevens (you’ll meet him later), to show us how to make some knockout food & drink.


“My everyday beauty style is super simple. I put on a tinted sunscreen, a touch of pink blush on my cheeks, a matte lip color in a sweet pink, and a hearty amount of mascara. I finish everything off with a translucent powder, and I’m back in the kitchen.”

“The beauty stylists at Nordstrom blow me away…they make the whole experience completely comfortable. I want my makeup routine to feel super simple in my everyday. Duncan taught me a super-quick tip for a perfectly dewy complexion and gave me a tutorial on long-lasting lip color. I left feeling like I could easily revamp my makeup routine at home.”

“The Cherry Pie was inspired by my favorite lip color this summer. I want my lips to look perpetually cherry stained. I love the cherry color of Bobbi Brown’s Sailor Lip Gloss and the bright YSL Rouge Pur Couture N40. They give me that bright pop of berry stained color…like I just had a slice of pie, right?”

“The Spinach Pesto Bites with Prosciutto and Mozzarella were inspired by Butter LONDON nail color…deep green is a playful color that transitions into the fall season really well.”

Jules Stevens eyeballing a snack. We had our eye on those too!

Shop all of Joy’s Beauty Picks, and check out her downloadable recipes for those spinach & pesto bites, a cherry pie and a dark & stormy cocktail over at Nordstrom Beauty Spot.

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We’re celebrating a new approach to beauty at Nordstrom Beauty Spot—along with more ways to explore the fun side of beauty. Whether in store or online, through Twitter or Instagram, Nordstrom Beauty Spot is designed to inspire, offer expert advice, help you play with the trends and be your most beautiful you.

In honor of this new experience, we connected six of our favorite tastemakers with our Beauty Stylists to play with fall’s best makeup trends. Each created custom designs inspired by her discoveries. From fashion blogger to makeup maven, DJ to DIY diva, nail artist to beach-babe baker: these talented women use their passions and pursuits to express beauty in unique ways.


Fashion blogger Karla Deras (above, top) of Karla’s Closet created custom how-tos for fall makeup looks. Style chameleon and beauty blogger Chriselle Lim (above, bottom) teased up three custom styles for fab fall hair.

Star spinmaster DJ Kiss (above, top) mixed up a playlist of her favorite “get-ready” tunes. DIY expert Erica Domesek (above, bottom), founder of P.S. I Made This, designed an easy DIY project to organize your home “beauty spot.”

Celebrity nail artist Madeline Poole (above, top) curated exclusive nail art designs. Online culinary queen Joy the Baker (above, bottom) whipped up three delicious beauty-inspired recipes.

To learn more about our tastemakers, see their favorite beauty picks and download their amazing custom creations, visit our online Nordstrom Beauty Spot experience.