Now that I’ve had a chance to peruse all the women’s fashion from the Nordstrom Sale (see my Must Haves here), I’ve been slowly but surely working my way through the other categories. I haven’t seen much I was crazy about for kids, but I sheepishly admit I really only looked for Jordan so far. I did snatch up these pink sneakers for her and she’s the cutest in them (size 5)! And, I got my hubby to choose his men’s picks, so I’ll have that for you next week, along with his witty commentary! You would’ve thought I asked him to shovel snow uphill the way he was bemoaning how exhausting going through the men’s section online was! #tsktsk! But, some of his picks have already arrived and he’s digging them!
I’m so ready for the sale to open up to everyone on FRIDAY!, so definitely come back because I’ll have more to share with you then. See my first round of dressing room posts with fit review here & here. I’ve been busy mixing and matching pieces so I can show you several looks and how to make the most out of what you buy on Friday!
Today, I have my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty recommendations and I must say, this category did not disappoint! There’s lots I could have added to my cart and went on and on about, but I narrowed it down to my Top 10 for you!
Bobbi Brown Eye & Cheeks Palette $98, $365 value + gift with purchase
Bobbi Brown can do no wrong in my book. I love her philosophy about using makeup to enhance your own natural beauty and everything I’ve tried from her line has been wonderful. This palette includes 12 neutral eyeshadows in a combination of matte, shimmer and metallic, 2 blushes and 2 bronzers with a good size mirror. The colors in this palette are my everyday makeup looks, and you can apply the darker browns and blend them for a neutral smokey eye if you want a more dramatic look. This palette is a great value at over $265 off!
Smashbox Makeup Set $49, $94 value
I’m including this Smashbox set too because I was given a Smashbox set of eyeshadows as a Christmas gift a couple years ago and really liked them. The shadows had a lot of pigment in them and went on smooth. I’m also crazy for this Full Exposure mascara for giving you big, bold lashes. It really magnifies them! The dark gel eyeliner is the kind I use to line my top lid very thinly at the lash line to make your eyes pop and create the illusion of even fuller lashes.
NueLash Lash Serum $150, $245 value
The NueLash serum is what I’ve gotten the most questions about because y’all remembered I started using it after I took off my lash extensions and my lashes were so damaged and short. I was so scared that I had ruined them for life! Even now, I kinda still wish I had them, but I keep remembering it’s probably not worth it. I bought NeuLash when it was on sale for about this price (this one includes 2), and started applying it every night right at my lashline. It goes on clear and you can’t feel it at all. There’s no eye irritation or concern about changing eye color or anything like that. Within a month, my lashes had grown considerably longer. I can tell by looking and by where my lashes hit on my lash curler when I curl them. The bottle lasts a long time too- I’m still on my first one and I’ve had it for months.
Anastasia Lip Gloss Set $28, $42 value
One thing I’m loving over the past couple years is wearing different lip colors. It’s the easiest way to change up and brighten your look! These 6 lip glosses are full-coverage with lots of shine and a non-drying formula that smells like vanilla.
Sugar Lip Set $26, $38 value
I’ve gotten in the habit of having something on my lips at most times, and even if I’m just going to the gym or grocery shopping, I’ll swipe on this Sugar lip, that actually nourishes your lips while providing a subtle hint of color. I love how this feels on my lips and the rose one also has SPF 15. The Sugar Advance Therapy is clear and you can wear it alone or as a base for your lipstick.
Drybar Hair Set $49, $72 value
I currently use the Drybar heat protector and love it and how it smells, so I’m intrigued to try the items in this set: 1) prep & prime spray detangler; 2) 3 in 1 texturizer/volumizer/refresher (this is supposed to give your hair amazing volume); 3) dry shampoo. I’ve become a dry shampoo addict this last year and have heard great things about this one. All of their products smell amazing and are known for their quality.
T3 Featherweight Hairdryer $134, $200 value
I was at my hairdresser this week and the cutie pie guy that does the best blow-outs was using this hairdryer. Of course I started asking him how he liked it and he said he loves it and it’s the only one he’ll use. I asked him what was so good about it and he said it’s lightweight so he doesn’t feel like his arm is gonna fall off after doing so many blowouts all day, it’s quiet, and it has good power for drying hair relatively quickly. I love the look of the white one but it wouldn’t show up very well in the collage. 😉
Ouai Hair Care Kit $26, $38 value
I use this wave spray in my hair for more tousled-looking or “undone” hair after I’ve curled it. You can also mist it in your damp hair. It smells nice with a hint of floral notes. The kit also comes with a foaming dry shampoo I’m anxious to try. It’s supposed to volumize your hair without any powdery residue.
Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System $86, $129 value
Okay, this is one thing I haven’t tried that I wanted to ask you about! I’ve been using the Colleen Rothschild skincare line, but was wondering if any of you had the Clarisonic because I’ve heard such wonderful things about how it clears your pores, reduces oily areas, dry patches, and blemishes. A problem I’ve had in the past was not getting my pores clean, so I’m intrigued by this and the price is right now. This one is also compact so you can travel with it and it’s waterproof for shower use.
Daisy Fragrance & Body Lotion $85, $141 value
If you love smelling good and haven’t tried Marc Jacob’s Daisy fragrance, I say try it! I know fragrances are highly subjective, but this is a good one with a fresh, light and not overpowering floral scent and a gorgeous bottle!
Finally, because I really wanted to recommend 10 things and the Clarisonic was more of a question, a special shout out goes to the MAC Nice ‘n Spicy Lip Kit. It comes with a lip primer (that actually really makes a difference in how smooth and even your lipstick goes on), lip liner, and lip gloss in a gorgeous neutral. I’m usually too lazy to line my lips, but I always love the look when I do! MAC lipsticks and glosses are among my faves because the color lasts and doesn’t taste or smell weird.
What are your beauty faves from the sale??