Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nordstrom Rack & Nordstrom Mini Haul!

**all items purchased by me /
requested samples

I've got another haul today!  It's just a baby sized haul from when we were in DC last week.  While the Mister was at his conference for work, I took a little walk to Pentagon City in Arlington Virginia.  On the way I also stopped in the Pentagon Centre that had a Nordstrom Rack inside - first time I've ever been to a Nordstrom Rack.  I was in the mood to be out of the hotel room, but not truly in the mood for shopping...wrong time of the month, and I wasn't about to try any tourist-y places on my own.  I do think that if we're able to make it back to that area around the Fall it would be a perfect place for me to look for the next dress I'll be needing in December.

I only found one thing I wanted to get from Nordstrom Rack.  It's the Lorac Downtown Drama cool eye shadow palette.

All the shades BUT the purple swatched well (1 swipe each).  The purple required 3-4 times going over to get it to show that well so it will definitely need a base to show up.  My favorite shade, just based on swatching, is the second color which is a metallic antique gold color.  The palette does have a range of finishes - satin, metallic and matte.

Once I crossed the street to go into Fashion Centre (Pentagon City) I wondered around for a while, popping into Sephora to look for new things from Nars and Kat Von D, neither of which they had yet.  Then I went to the MAC store, not impressed with customer service (I was ignored).  I basically walked all around all 4 floors of the mall before finally making my way to the beauty section of Nordstrom.  I wanted to see if I could get a sample of the Armani foundation I had tried last month and then visit the Kiehl's counter.
My carton full of Kiehl's samples and a sample jar of Armani Lasting Silk foundation #2 and a sample of Philosophy's Purity wash.
1 pack of Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner, 2 packs of Ultra Facial Moisturizer, 2 packs of Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment, 2 packs of Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, 2 sample jars of Ultra Facial Cleanser and a .17 fl. oz. tube of Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

The Kiehl's associate decided that I was using all the wrong products from the line (even though they've been working out for me so far) so she sent me home with a bunch of different products to try.  The Mister was impressed with how many samples she had fixed me up with.

That's everything that I came home with from DC...other than groceries since we stopped at a few ethnic/Arabic/middle eastern grocery stores.  Probably if I'd been feeling better I might have been able to find other things, or if I'd been willing to drive a bit outside of the city.  I considered going to a different Sephora that actually had, I believe, the full line of Cover FX products in store.  I also considered trying to find a CCO but I think that was an hour or more from where we were staying.

When you travel do you look for makeup/skincare that you don't have easy access to where you live?

**all items purchased by me / received as requested samples
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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