Lit from Within: Something Different Sunday - Neiman Marcus Project Beauty

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Something Different Sunday - Neiman Marcus Project Beauty

Neiman-Marcus knows how to put on a show!  If you ever get a chance to come to one of their events, I recommend it.  The Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida were invited to their event, "Project Beauty" which featured a renowned nutritionist, Dr. Susan Mitchell, to talk about beauty from the inside, and then there was a runway show of many of their beauty brands, to maintain that beauty on the outside.

Getting ready for the event!  Neiman-Marcus gave us little goody boxes with fruit tarts and cookies, and plied us with mimosas. I'm with Steph from Imperfectly Painted, and Alyssa from Pretty Little Bottles.

Dr. Mitchell gave us a quick mnemonic to help us remember the important points:  BEAUTY.

B is for Berries - especially those in season, which contain Vitamin C and antioxidants.
E is for Eggs, a good source of protein, needed to rebuild damage.
A is for Almonds (or other nuts) which are rich in Vitamin E
U is for Unsweetened Tea and other liquids to stay hydrated. 
T is for a Trendy vegetable - she really likes kale, and gave us a smoothie recipe with it.
Y is for You.  Taking care of yourself, making time for yourself, remembering who you're doing all this for!

Dr. Mitchell's kale display (and swiss chard, because apparently we don't have that many varieties of kale here. The wrinkly kale is her favorite for mild taste.

Dr. Mitchell was so warm and friendly!  She was definitely the highlight of the show for me.

After her talk, the runway began!  There were too many product lines to count, but I had to include one of my faves, Kiehl's!

Ah, Dior.  Someday, maybe, I will own one of your beautiful polishes.

It wasn't just about makeup, either.   Bellecore had these amazing massagers that are supposed to vibrate the fat right off and tone you up.  I don't know about that, but she used one on me, and it was about the most powerful vibration I'd experienced.  You could seriously buff your car with that thing.

The markeup artist from Bobby Brown was hysterical, getting the DJ to play him a beat to wake us up and dance.  He was so passionate about the tools of his trade.

There were oh, so many lovely things to see and try.  Every line presented a few products that were either new, or their pride and joy.  Some products had patents and prizes, others gave to charity.  I recommend perusing the makeup counters at Neiman-Marcus to see all the lovelies.  The staff really know their products, and many have samples for you to try.

Not the best pix of me, but they looked too good not to share.  I can take one for the team.. 

Many thanks to Neiman Marcus for including the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida! 

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