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Neiman Marcus Fashion Island :: Project Beauty

Neiman Marcus Fashion Island :: Project Beauty

Friends, I’ve seen paradise with my own eyes. This dreamland is called the beauty department at Neiman Marcus.


Bright and early, before the store doors were even unlocked to the public, I was nestled inside Neiman Marcus Fashion Island in Newport Beach where I was submerged in wonderland of beauty. A make-up fantasyland if you will. Imagine a world where flowers bloomed Tom Ford Cherry Lush lipsticks and air scented to smell like Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Amyris Homme. Where seas were as smooth as La Mer and streets were paved with Chanel Vertigo Le Vernis.

Neiman Marcus Fashion Island Newport Beach Project Beauty

Project Beauty is the the event of the season where fashion, beauty and make-up trends come together for an explosion of fabulousness.  Every year, beauty’s royalty showcase what every girl must be armed with in their product arsenal to stand-out and resemble the trendsetter they are. Representatives from BMR, Bobbi Brown, B the Product, Christian Dior, Cle due Peau Beaute, Estee Lauder, Fresh, Guerlain, Jo Malone, Kaplan MD, Kate Somerville, Kiehls Since 1851, La Mer, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Nuface, Orlane Paris, Tata Harper, Tom Ford, VENeffect, were on hand not only to introduce the products, but handed out baskets of goodies valued at $500 or more, to lucky audience members. The woman next to me…NEXT TO ME…won the La Mer. La Sigh.

Neiman Marcus Fashion Island Newport Beach Project Beauty

The bottom line…

All you need in life is Tom Ford Cherry Lush lipstick and Ombre de Hyacinth. Truth.


Women do not need anything else to feel sexy, sophisticated and naughty. Maybe a little mascara…maybe. In fact, those two gifts from Tom Ford will give any woman the confidence to conquer the world. Knowing that Neiman Marcus will soon be opening a color boutique Tom Ford Cosmetics, is better than finding a comfortable pair of gorgeous stilettos; however the waiting and anticipation is similar to a root canal.

And please look at all this Girl Candy we received!

Neiman Marcus Fashion Island Newport Beach Project Beauty

The Trend Tribe’s favorite finds…




TRUE LASH from Kate Somerville


LEAVE IT IN by Brandon Martinez’s B the Product is phenom.



– Nicole

A NJ transplant living in SoCal, Nicole Standley, digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

Disclosure: On occasion, contributors of The Trend Tribe receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not influence the contributor’s point of view or the outcome of the review. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the reviewers experience. The opinions are their own. Photos credits: Nicole Standley.
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Founder + Editor-In-Chief, Nicole is a NJ transplant living in SoCal, who digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley


  1. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I love NM. They have the cutest stuff.

    • They really do! It’s always a treat when you get to walk in and buy yourself a great nail polish or skin scrub.

  2. What a fun event! You were so close to winning the big prize! Bummer!

    • I thought about doing they distraction, snatch and grab, but it probably wouldn’t have been such a great idea! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like a really fun department.

    • It was a BLAST! The moment you walk in, you instantly feel beautiful and have counters upon counters ready to play all this fun stuff with you.

  4. Wow! A “wonderland of beauty…. A make-up fantasyland” you’re speaking our language! We can’t wait to see it with our own eyeliner lined eyes. Great pictures, by the way.

    • Thank you! I love snapping pics around Neimans because it is always filled with beautiful colors and patterns everywhere you look. The department is amazing and let’s face it, we only have one smile, so it’s worth a little spoiling!

  5. Soinds divine!

    • The whole experience was fantastic. I cannot wait to bring a group of girls the next time!

  6. Everything looks amazing! The girl candy is 2die4!!!

  7. I love skin/beauty products and a bit of pampering. I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever shopped at NM but I don’t know why….they have awesome products!

  8. Looks like so much fun! I love all the girl candy you got too! How fabulous!

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