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Two Words: Beauty Exclusive


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty 2016

On this past fine (sweltering) summer Friday, I sauntered over to Nordstrom on my way home from work. Will sweat for beauty exclusives. I know that Nordstrom does its whole pre-sale now before its annual anniversary sale but I waited and I’m cool with that.  Call me crazy, but I sort of like the madness of the first day of the sale in-store. Some weird appreciation for chaos, I suppose. The beauty department was hopping and I did a thorough sweep to check out all the goods in person. Overall, your best deal is always going to be a tool; something that doesn’t traditionally go on sale. But there are also some pretty sweet sets and the palettes are straight fire!

NARS Survival Kit has two of my all-time fav shades: Mata Hari blush and Kalahari eyeshadow. The bonus minis are pretty sweet, too.

Molton Brown has one of the best values – basically a 2-for-1 on body wash. Pink Peppercorn all the way.

This Jo Malone compilation is perfection: English Pear & Freesia, Wild Bluebell, Peony & Blush, Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Lime Basil & Mandarin. I KNOW, right? I love the set because they layer so well together so you can cocktail these up to your liking.

I love the mini baked domes of bronzer and highlighter in the Laura Mercier flawless palette. There’s not a dud in this one – every eye shadow is wearable! Excellent value and one of the best mixes I’ve ever seen coming from team Mercier.

Tools, I tell you. I’ve had the Beachwaver since it first launched 5ish years ago and it works as good today. Do yourself a favor and consider automating your curls.

Water bottles are basically beauty accessories. Can’t resist these cutie Bkr bottles – especially the mini version. This one is out of stock online at the moment, grrr!

MAC had a massive crowd – they always have a ton of gift sets. The one that caught my eye the most is the C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette. The neutral mix is very much welcome. MAC does neutrals so well and it’s awesome to see a palette full of ‘em.

I also got a new pair of running sneakers because I wore my previous ones literally into the ground. They had zero tread left. This pair is mega awesome.

Did you do any damage this year?

The (Second) Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

I used to make it a birthday tradition to hit up the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Clarification: I still honor that time-honored treat but this year I’m doing it solely online.  I mean, it’s basically the birthday party that Nordie’s throws me every year. I can’t not.  The beauty exclusives are killer and if you can bear to buy fall and winter clothes, then you’re the smart one come November with your 40% off wool and Frye boots. Guys, I’m not one of the smart ones this year. Because, 100 degrees on Friday. Though, there’s plenty of other stuff to get excited about.

I can get behind a Deborah Lippmann pastel palette every day of the year. I’m really feeling the lilac hues and mauve undertones in this set of six.

This kimono bathrobe.  I’m certain wearing it in the early a.m. would make being awake more tolerable and it’s way sexy, too.

The Clarisonic Opal is your best pal, even if you don’t know it yet. This tiny device, meant for around the eyes, pulsates at high speeds and helps infuse your eye serum/cream (you can use any product you currently have!) deep into your pores. I’ve had my Opal for YEARS and it is one of my favorite beauty tools still.

Kiehl’s has a few awesome sets, all bundled up in a cute and useful bag. You basically get a full-size cream gratis.

This NARS Lip Pencil set is so baller that it already sold out online! I’ve got to get my lips on the Velvet Matte (the far right color) – called Provocative Red and only available with this set. At least they still have this trio!

It’s not a proper Anniversary sale without some Rebecca Minkoff. I love this soft pink Love Crossbody Clutch. Perfect mix of girly edge with that black chain strap.

The handbags and accessories are really where it’s at this year. This vegan leather tote looks SO similar to the Madewell totes, for only $30. This is a must!

A supersized designed tube of the famous Touche Eclat? Obviously.

Anniversary Sale…Let’s Do This

nordstrom anniversary sale 2014

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here again to tempt us with fall boots and beauty exclusives.  It’s one of my favorite traditions. If you can muster up the mood to shop for cooler weather there are some incredible deals to be had. Here’s what’s topping my list!

Deborah Lippmann – The grey and plum are more broody than the brighter colors I’ve been wearing all summer. How about that blush-hued glitter? // Bracelet Watch – I could get lost in that turquoise face. // Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay – This cream and black ribboned box is a present I want to open. // Tea Tin Candle – Love the vintage look of this octagonal shaped tin and it’s completely functional for storage after the candle is done burning. // NARS Cheek Palette and Dolce Vita TrioNARS bundled up some of its best colors in these special sets. Dolce Vita is everyone’s most flattering rose and this blush palette has two classics and a few new shades that I need to try, stat. // Moto Boot – These Steve Madden motos are exactly what I’ve been looking for and I need to seize the sale moment. // Dior Fluid Stick – Holy hot bullet of lipstick. The secret? It’s actually a gloss. // Button Earrings – If you, like me, have been eyeing up these House of Harlow earrings, you’ll be happy to see they are on sale for the next 10 days. The necklace, too! // Trish McEvoy Planner – Trish’s planners are epic and this exclusive comes packed with all of her bestsellers. Major score. //  Over the Knee Boot – These remind me of the 5050s which I have been wanting forever. It is time for me to think ahead to leggings and slouchy sweaters.