Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Best of Hair, Beauty, Home & Gifts

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a fantastic week!  I’m so glad y’all enjoyed joining me and Ali-Shaun in the dressing room.  If you missed it, I shared the behind-the-scenes on Stories and saved them to an Instagram “NSale” Highlight.

I’m working on Part 2 of our dressing room shenanigans to share with you on Friday, when all Nordstrom cardholders can shop!  Sign up here so you get my post as soon as it goes live.

Your Top NSale Faves So Far

I always like to see what you like, and here’s what topped your list so far:

  1. I raved about these Mother Jeans and I know you’re gonna love them too!
  2. Ali-Shaun said she “felt so clean” in this sweater.
  3. These were her favorite sneakers and I just ordered a pair for me and Brian.
  4. Everyone loves a great textured sweater.
  5. These jeans were a favorite last year and again this year!  I size down 1 in them because they stretch with wear.
  6. This waffle knit top has a fun twist back.
  7. Y’all are digging the new Tory Burch Crossbody Bag as much as I am!
  8. This jacket is buttery soft and a perfect combo of biker and activewear.
  9. The Madewell 9-Inch Jeans are high on your list.
  10. You won’t be mad about the rain if you’re wearing the prettiest sage green rain jacket.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Best of Hair, Beauty, Home & Gifts

Today we’re talking hair, beauty, home and gifts!  There are several of my beauty and hair faves that I use often or daily, so I like to stock up on them when they’re on sale.

It’s also fun to see what’s new and on sale in home decor.  And, if I can score a few gifts on sale, even better!


I’m almost out of my Texture Spray so I’m ordering that, and it comes in a set with the Dry Shampoo.  The Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo is also included in the sale and I know lots of you use that.

I’m almost out of my Olaplex No. 3 and have half a bottle of the shampoo and conditioner, so that’s also in my cart. I’ve tried and really liked the Briogeo hair products, so I’d recommend those.

The Moroccon Oil set comes with the hydrating shampoo, conditioner, a leave-in conditioner, and the hair treatment oil.  That hair oil smells amazing does magical things to your hair.  I like to use a hair oil at the ends of my hair when it starts looking dry and frizzy.

I normally curl my hair with the T3 curling iron, but I’ve heard that your hair just glides so easily off of the GHD curling iron.  I ordered it and can’t wait to try it for myself.

One thing about using heat on your hair is that you really need to apply a heat protectant first, especially if you color your hair like I do.  It helps protect your hair from damage and breakage. The Bumble & Bumble set includes the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protectant Primer in a full and travel size, and the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Hair Mask.


I’ve also tried and recommend all of these beauty items that are in the sale.  Anastasia is the QUEEN of brows, and her brow pencils come in a fine tip- easy for getting those hairlike strokes, the color is good and they’re easy to apply.  I like how her brow pencils twist up for more product (no sharpening mess) and have a convenient spoolie at the end for brushing your browns in place.  I use color “soft brown.”
The NARS Cheek Combo features three new shades “Wanderlust” – shimmering light pink, “Lucky Star”- caramel rose, and “Wild at Heart” – medium bronze.  These are everything you need to contour, highlight, bronze and blush your face.
I’ve been out of  Neulash Lash Serum for a long time, but I’m excited to use it again because I saw good results in the length of my lashes when I was using it before.
Laura Mercier Setting Powder is what I use to set my highlight and I like how it goes on matte and feels light as air. This set comes with a full and travel sized powder, and a velour powder puff.
My favorite lash primer is by Lancome and this value set also includes the mascara and makeup remover.  I liked that remover because the lid of the bottle is shaped to fit a qtip into it and then you use it to gently remove any excess eye makeup.
When I have a blemish, one dot of the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion before bed dries it right up!

My first foray into ‘real’ makeup was at the MAC counter and I’ll forever have fond memories of that!  I still wear it to this day and really like their lipsticks.  They’ve got great pigment and staying powder, with no weird smell.  This lipstick set includes 5 travel-size shades, including a hot red I wear when I’m feeling extra, “Ruby Woo.”

I can’t say it’s actually Better Than Sex;) Mascara, but it’s really good and I always have a tube of it on hand.  The brush has a way of coating every lash with just one coat.  This set also comes with a pencil liner.


Several home items caught my eye this year too.   The neutral, textured bedding looks gorgeous.  It also comes with the shams.
And while you’re in the bedroom, it always feels great to walk into a lightly scented room.  I like to use a diffuser to help send a relaxing aroma into the air.  This diffuser is so pretty though in a white ceramic with wooden base.  These oils go with it.
I’ve seen this Electric Kettle before and wondered about it.  Turns out, aside from the sleek, modern design, it’s a temperature controlled kettle and can maintain that temperature for 60 minutes.  It has an LCD screen that tells you what temperature it’s at!
I bout the Marble Lazy Susan at last year’s Anniversary Sale and it’s still one of my favorite pieces in my kitchen.  I usually keep it next to my stove and it holds olive oil, salt and pepper, etc.
There’s some really cool art included in the sale and it’s priced right.  These would look lovely with a Target frame in any room of your house.
One thing I don’t have is a Cast Iron Griddle and this one is reversible with a grill side and a griddle side!  Perfect for sizzling up burgers or cooking pancakes!  It covers two stove burners and is also oven safe.
I love my Always Pan, but before that I had a Greenpan and it cooked really well.  This one might be sold out at Nordstrom, but Target also carries that brand.

Oh man, they even have a Dyson Stick Vac in the sale and it’s the new V11!  Rarely a day goes by that I don’t use mine and y’all were the one who recommended it to me!  #thankyou



Let’s not forget about gifts!  It’s always feels so good to get toward the end of the year and already have gifts picked out and bought and not have to stress about it when you’re already busy with so many other things!

The Marble Coasters, Cheese Knives, Candles, Gold Wine Rack, and Bliss Tassel Throw are all under $30.

The cozy Hooded Poncho and Power Stone Bracelet are just over $30.

Rhonda and I both did an “ooh, ahhh” over the Marble and Wood Cutting Board and it came home with us.

I feel like everyone could use a new set of Steak Knives, and these stainless steel knives come in a wooden storage case.

And who wouldn’t want a Barefoot Dreams Throw blanket.  People of all ages love to cuddle up in them!

For someone you really love, get them the UGG Genuine Shearling Slippers!  They’ll go perfectly with the ultra soft Moonlight Dreams Pajamas!


I also started looking at the Mens and Kids departments.  Brian wants to go to the store with me to help him look for things to wear to work now that he’s back at the office more.

This is the jacket I got for Jordan last year and it was a little big, so will fit her perfectly this year.  And James still fits in his jacket too.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing Part 2 of my dressing room try-on with Ali-Shaun and we have more Fall outfits, workwear, activewear and cozy loungewear!  It’s gonna be fun!

If you’re looking for something I posted previously, here are all of my Nordstrom Sale posts:

Shop the NSale with Me & Ali-Shaun (Part 1)

What’s On My Wish List & What I’m Reordering

Best of Boots, Shoes, Activewear, Accessories & Bags

Best of Intimates, Loungewear, Denim, Tops & Jackets

And if you missed my latest Amazon fashion post, you can find it here!  There’s also a big post with 50 Amazon outfits here, Amazon home faves here, and Amazon beauty faves here.

Have a fantastic day friends!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Much as I cannot actually buy quite a lot of your recommendations because I’m in the U.K., I absolutely appreciate the amount of time and trouble you go to for these roundups! Is there a chance that you could also recruit a much taller friend to take with you and A-S as well – I know that we’re all built differently and you can’t possibly pick things to suit everyone, but for those of us who are six-foot (and over) it is very hard to get an idea of suitability at all…

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