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Camp Gorgeous: What’s inside the bag?

Alexandra Evjen

June 9, 2016

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Honestly, there’s never a bad time for beauty samples, but they’re particularly perfect in the summer. It’s the season of travel, and mini sizes were made for carry-ons. (Tip: Save samples for vacay. Something about trying new product in your hotel makes the experience more pampering.) Summer is also the season of skin stressors: heat and humidity outside, drying air conditioner inside, oily patches, sun damage, and a slew of trouble spots you didn’t have a month ago. What better time to test drive something new? During Camp Gorgeous, our beach-ready tote arrives with lots of samples to try. At NM stores or online, you’ll find everything from Deborah Lippmann’s lavender-scented nail polish remover finger mitts (once again, ideal for flying) to a Smith & Cult lip lacquer with outrageous shine. You’ll also find 5 of these #NMinsider faves for summer…

1. Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask
The brand’s charcoal black cleansing balm is a cult favorite, so everyone at NM HQ was ecstatic when this new mask was announced. Infused with mineral-rich waters and Hungarian Mood Mud, this mask not only exfoliates and detoxifies, it also uses marine nutrients to help plump, firm, and smooth skin with effects you can see immediately.

2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
There’s been a lot of hype surrounding this fragrance; one small spritz and you’ll see why. A tribute to the 250th anniversary of the iconic French crystal house, this luminous and intense amber floral features notes of jasmine, saffron, and freshly felled cedar. It’s a personal favorite of NM Beauty VP Kelly St. John. “You wouldn’t believe how many people stop me to ask what I’m wearing,” she says. “It’s addictive.”

3. Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub
This scrub makes the top of the list because not only is it highly effective—polishing, smoothing, nourishing, and hydrating—it’s also 100% natural and nontoxic. Made in small batches on the Tata Harper farm in Vermont, it’s filled with good-for-you ingredients, such as apricot seed powder and argan oil. (Tip from our beauty buyer Heidi: Use the scrub on dry skin before stepping into the shower to amplify its benefits.)

4. Oribe Côte d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash and Restorative Body Créme
It was only a matter of time until Oribe created body treatments showcasing Côte d’Azur, the signature scent used in every step of its haircare ritual. (If you’ve used the Dry Texturizing Spray or Hair Refresher, you know exactly what we mean.) It’s citrusy, sexy, fruity—everything you want in a summer fragrance.

5. Natura Bissé C+C Oil-Free MacroAntioxidant Sun Protection
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Talk about ways to keep skin looking healthy and young, and SPF is always on the shortlist. With so many options on the market, you should expect more from your daily cream than just sun protection. This lightweight SPF 30 formula absorbs quickly and provides a potent dose of vitamins D, E, and F, along with antioxidants, such as resveratrol and patented MacroAntioxidants derived from citrus peels.

Join us at NM stores and online for Camp Gorgeous, June 9 through June 19, for the best in summertime beauty!

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