Hello friends! How’s your week going? I seriously hit the wall yesterday and was so tired! I think I pushed myself too hard over the weekend and paid for it on Monday. I was so happy to go to bed with Jordan at her bedtime! I woke up feeling so much better!
Today, I’m sharing my top picks for Beauty & Hair in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale AND I’m excited to bring you a Colleen Rothschild GIVEAWAY! I’ll choose 2 winners that can pick 3 of their favorite products!!
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I’ll will announce the winners next Wednesday, August 19!
HELPFUL NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE POSTS
Style A Friend | In the Dressing Room with Ali-Shaun & Tarah (lots of sizing/fit tips here)
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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE | BEAUTY FAVES
I’m so happy to see some of my tried and true favorites in the sale this year! It makes stocking up a no-brainer since you can get these items 40% off now. Many of the products are duos- so you get to try two products!
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1 | This translucent setting powder by Laura Mercier is what I’ve been using for years, and I like it so much that I reordered it. I use it sparingly and using a fluffy brush or damp beauty blender, apply it on top of my concealer. It sets my concealer in place and helps it stay smooth looking throughout the whole day, without that area getting creasy or adding additional texture to my skin. It has over 8,000 positive reviews at Sephora so you know it’s popular!
2 | I usually use Anastasia Dip Brow (in ‘blonde’) to fill in my brows, but that product comes in a pod and you have to apply it with an angled brush. I wanted something simpler, so I tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil and it works really well! The thing I like about it is that it’s two products in one- a spoolie and a brow pencil. I use the spoolie to brush my brows up and then use the pencil to fill in my brows. I LOVE how ultra slim the pencil is, allowing you to get very precise and detailed where you want the product applied. It took me a minute to find my shade. I tried Soft Brown first and it was a little too dark, but Taupe is my perfect shade. I can do my brows much more quickly with the pencil than with the Dip Brow.
3 | I’m particular about my mascara, but the Better Than Sex Mascara is on my top 3! I like how bold and long it makes your lashes look- and it goes on easily without clumping. The way the brush is shaped makes it easy to coat every lash, even the bottom layer.
4 | neuLash Serum • I’ve used this lash serum in the past and it really helped grow my lashes from broken and short to really long. You apply it at night to the base of your upper eyelashes and there’s no stinging or burning- it just feels wet.
5 | Drying Lotion • OMG!!! GET THIS STUFF! Seriously, you guys I have been struggling with breakouts the last couple of months and it’s been highly unusual. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’ve been wearing a mask, stress, eating too much chocolate, but my skin was freaking out with several pimples popping up.
I apply this lotion to my spots before bed and when I wake up in the morning, they are practically gone! Note : Don’t shake the lotion before applying it. Instead, you let the sediments fall to the bottom, dip a Q-tip in and then apply it directly to your pimples. It’s formulated with salicylic acid, sulfur, and zinc oxide to help draw impurities from the skin. I could kiss whoever developed this product!
6 | Supergoop Sunscreen • Especially after my sun cancer scare, I’ve been more diligent than ever about applying sunscreen. I use Supergoop Glowscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 sunscreen on my face and neck every morning. I cleanse, then moisturize, wait a good 10 -15 minutes for it to dry, then apply sunscreen as the last step before applying my makeup. This set contains a full-size Superscreen Daily Moisturizer and two travel sizes of Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50. And, I’ve also been applying sunscreen to my body.
See more Supergood here.
7 | Charlotte Tilbury Lip Set • One of my go to brands for my lips. I use the Charlotte Tilbury liner in the waterproof velvety formula to line your lips to perfect that pout. The neutral shade is perfect for all types of skin tones. Add to it the matching lipstick that is creamy and lightweight and the gloss for a bit of shine. This trio will be your go to too!
8 | I just started using the Lancome Eye Makeup Remover a few months ago and it works great. You gently shake the bottle to activate the liquid, then there’s a little hole at the top that I wet with a Qtip, then swipe over both eyes. I use the dry side of the Qtip to go over each eye and “dry it”. This eye makeup remover removes every trace of makeup and I don’t wake up looking like a raccoon.
9 | I’m CRAZY for this All Nighter Setting Spray. It literally keeps my makeup looking like I just applied it all day AND it makes my face way less greasy or shiny throughout the day. When I don’t use it, I’m constantly using blotting papers to soak up all the excess oil from my cheeks. I never had to do that once with this product.
After you apply your makeup, you close your eyes (try to keep you face relaxed and not squint), then mist the setting spray onto your face 2-4 times, in an “X” and “T” formation. You guys know I’m really cautious about putting products on my skin because it tends to breakout easily, but I had no problems with this.
10 | GLOPRO • I did a detailed post on how to use this handy gadget, so I won’t get too wordy here. But, suffice it to say that I credit my GloPRO as the #1 tool for helping my skin look as youthful as possible. Those teeny little needles on the roller basically prick your skin to make your skin look better. As the roller moves over your skin, it stimulates the skin so that the skin cells repair themselves, resulting in better looking skin. Your skincare works better when you apply it right after using this. I use my GloPRO a few times a week and my skin looks so much better since I began using it almost a year ago. My hyperpigmentation has diminished, my skin’s texture and appearance has improved, and my pores seem smaller.
I have a whole post detailing how to use it here.
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE | HAIR FAVES
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1 | Oribe • If you want extra volume and texture in your hair, this spray is a game changer. I’ve been using it for years and I always go back to it! It can be used with or without the dry shampoo to absorb oil at the roots, but I really love it for adding texture and volume throughout my hair. The dry shampoo helps to extend your blowout and prevents hair damage.
2 | Moroccan Oil • This set helps restore dry or damaged hair. The shampoo and conditioner are great by themselves, but adding the treatment will help with extra hydration and taming those fly aways.
3 | Detox Dry Shampoo • I like this dry shampoo too and my hairdresser swears it’s the best!
4 | OUAI Hair Oil & Leave-In Conditioner Kit • OUAI makes really good hair products! I really like my Wave Spray and this is their hair oil and leave in conditioner that conditions and styles your hair without leaving it dry and brittle.
5 | T3 1.25″ Ceramic Curling Iron • MY FAVE THIS YEAR! I’ve been wanting to try this curling iron and I absolutely love it! The funny thing is, I didn’t realize how bad my old curling iron was until I tried this one! The barrel is nice and long so it’s easier to curl longer hair, but it’s also less damaging to your hair because it has a ceramic barrel. The SinglePass® Technology ensures even, consistent heat and fast, healthy styling.
You can adjust the heat settings from 260°–410°F with the cool SmartTwist dial. It’s also smart enough to turn off automatically after one hour. My hair looks so much better since I’ve been using this curling iron and, this sounds weird, BUT, the whole hair curling experience is better with this gorgeous tool!
6 | Drybar Heated Straightening Brush Kit • If you’ve been wanting to try Drybar products, this kit has tons of great products. The heated straightening brush, detangling brush, hot toddy (heat protectant), dry shampoo, finishing spray and detangler.
7 | T3 Ionic Hairdryer • Now that I know how good the curling iron is, I want to get the hairdryer! It has three heat settings and two speed settings combined with a lock-in cool-shot button to create customized settings for any hair type and texture. Plus, it’s so pretty!
8 | Terry Hair Wrap • How perfect is this for when you want to do a leave in conditioner out of the shower?! You wrap your hair up in the towel and the elastic band helps to keep those strands tucked inside. The lightweight fabric makes it more comfortable to wear than you typical bulky towel.
9 | T3 Luxe Brush Set • To complete your T3 set, you’ll have all the brushes you need here: a paddle brush, detangling brush, shower comb, and round brush. The paddle brush has a vented body and a paddle shape that allows air to circulate air freely making for a fast drying time. The detangling brush helps to release those pesky knots that we sometimes get in wet hair. The comb is a large tooth design helping with detangling while in the shower. Finally, a 2.5 round brush featuring an aluminum and ceramic barrel and vented body to allow air to flow freely, allowing for smooth, soft, shiny results.
JUST THE BEST SALES
Longchamp has become one of my favorite totes for its versatility and these shades are SO PRETTY! 30% off
This houndstooth print of this blouse is too darn cute! Great for a your work week or for those zoom calls. If houndstooth isn’t for you, it comes in several different color options. 54% off
How darling is this flutter sleeve blouse and the pattern makes it a great now & later piece! 40% off
Cutest stripe tee with contrasting neckline! 40% off
Still living for comfy joggers and I’m loving the light colored camo print of these! 35% off
Here’s a wrap top that would look great on everyone! Several color options and even a zebra print! 40% off
The stripes in this top are just fun! I love that that sleeves are different from the rest and are a roomier fit. Now 40% Off Everything With Code FRIENDS + Extra 10% With Code FAMILY
Summer sweater tanks are my favorite and I’m loving the shimmer in this one! Was $88, Now $59
Nothing is more motivating that cute workout gear! The scalloped detail of these leggings are too good to pass up. Was $98, Now $79
Have a fantastic day friends!