2018 Nordstrom Sale – Beauty Picks

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! In case you haven’t heard, early access to Nordstrom’s annual NSale began on Thursday, July 12. The early access is for card holders only, but public access begins on July 20. The sale ends and prices increase on August 6! I think this year is even BETTER than last year and I am so excited to share with you my top beauty picks in today’s post.


If you do not have a card and would like to apply to gain early access, you can do so here. To see everything that’s included in this year’s sale, you can view the look book here.

Also, (side note) a lot of clothing items have already “sold out,” however, Nordstrom holds on to some of that inventory for when the sale goes public and will periodically restock throughout the 3 and a half week sale.


ONE: Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump – The BEST lotion ever! I always buy a new one during the Anniversary sale and the jumbo bottle lasts me a full year.
$52 (originally $75)

TWO: Sara Happ The Lip Expert Coconut Set – This two piece lip treatment comes with a coconut scrub to exfoliate your lips and then a Luxe Lip Balm to hydrate! This will leave your lips feeling so smooth!
$32 (originally $46)

THREE: T3 White and Chrome Cura Hair Dryer – I’ve had this hair dryer for about 3 years now and it’s completely worth the investment! I naturally have dry hair and it helps reduce frizz and maintains the shine.
$134 (originally $200)

FOUR: T3 Grey SinglePass Curl 1.25″ Curling Iron – This is definitely on my wishlist. I love T3 products and purchased their interchangeable wand during last year’s sale and I use it all the time. Would love to try their new curling iron!
$107 (originally $160)

FIVE: Skinny Dip Pink + Rose Gold Manicure Set – My mom got me a similar set about 6 years ago for Christmas and I STILL have it. I take it with me everywhere. It can easily fit it in my purse and those scissors come in handy more times than you would think!
$23 (originally $42)

SIX: Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lipstick Set – This is also on my wishlist. I have heard really great things about Charlotte Tilbury products and this sale is the perfect opportunity to try more expensive products at a lower price!
$60 (originally $90)

SEVEN: Voluspa Maison Blanc Two -Wick Tin Candle Set – I also got a set of these from last year’s sale and I STILL have not burned through all of them (only 1). However, these candles smell amazing and make the best gifts!
$29.50 (originally $48)

EIGHT: Alterna Caviar Set – I’ve heard amazing things about this shampoo and I am so excited to try it and see if it lives up to the hype! Before I order the larger set though, I am doing the trail size to make sure I like it.
$72 (originally 114)

NINE: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase –  I am really excited to get this in the mail. I have always wanted to try these pillowcases and it’s much cheaper than the other pillowcase included in the sale (which is $110)!
$39 (originally $60)

TEN: Nars Undressed Liquid Lip Set II – I love NARS lip brand, they are definitely worth the money and last all day! I feel like the colors in this kit are great everyday basics and I’m excited to try some new ones at a discount 🙂
$49 (originally $104)

ELEVEN: Impressions Vanity Co. Touch Trifold XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror – So I have never actually owned a nice makeup mirror and I am so excited to try this out. I was debating between this one and a smaller version (both included in the sale). If this one is too big than I may just exchange for the smaller one.
$58.90 (originally $89)

Any other beauty favorites you’ve found in the sale that aren’t in my top 11? Leave me a comment -I’d love to try them out! I’ll be following up later this week with some of my favorites from the sale in activewear, clothing and accessories!



Top 10 Beauty Finds

Welcome to my first ever beauty post! This is something I have wanted to do for a long time but it took a while for it to come to fruition. I really wanted to write about products that I use almost daily (and most of these I do) but I also wanted to make sure I included items that I honestly could not live without. These are in no particular order… enjoy!


Dry shampoo is a lifesaver for those mornings that I wake up late (which happens frequently). I have such fine hair that if I shower the night before, my hair will likely be greasy by the time I wake up. Now we have the amazing invention of dry shampoo. I remember back in high school I would stand in my tub and dump baby powder on my hair if I didn’t have time to shower –eww! Luckily those days are over and I can use this Batiste dry shampoo that has a blonde tint. This especially comes in handy when I am between hair highlights so my roots aren’t as noticeable. (Also available for brunettes).


Ya’ll need to trust me when I say this is worth the investment! I was lucky enough to snag mine during the Nordstrom sale for only $89. I have never had the best complexion… something I have struggled with since middle school. However, this has done wonders for my skin. It gets rid of all the dead skin cells and really cleans out my pores.  I use it once in the morning and once at night for a minute and a half. There’s a timer on it to let you know when to switch areas of your face. Sometimes I also use it on my elbows and knee caps –pretty much anywhere where you have rough or dry skin.


I don’t know about the rest of you but my lips are always so dry. In the summer I chalk it up to the sun and humidity but in the winter its the dry, cool air. I seriously can not leave the house without chapstick and if I don’t have it on me, I might panic. So a few months ago I started using Fizzy Lip and it has helped me tremendously with my dry, cracked lips. I usually use it in the morning and rub the exfoliator across my lips until they are smooth to the touch and then finish it with the wet lip, which is super hydrating.


I have tried so many face masks in my lifetime but this one is by far my favorite. While a little on the pricey side, it is completely worth it. Like I mentioned before, I have always struggled with my complexion –especially my pores. This clay mask has made a huge difference in helping clear them up. I only use it one every week or so, but afterwards my skin feels so refreshed!


My face is very dry and sensitive… and I’m sure you can only imagine that it gets even worse in the winter. This product has saved my life! Whenever I wash my face with chemicals (and sometimes when I use my Mia Clarisonic) I get really dry spots around my nose and on my chin. This lotion is so hydrating that I just rub a little bit onto my dry spots and they instantly disappear. This product is so hydrating and nourishing that I use it both day and night. My face can also tend to get oily and I have found that this cream prevents that and is fairly lightweight so as not to clog my pores.


So my hair is extremely fine -my hairdresser says “baby fine” and it is an every day struggle to put some volume into it. I have tried several volume and root boosters and have not found one that I am COMPLETELY in love with –until now. I love the Living Proof because this product isn’t tacky or sticky. My hair is so fragile that I can’t afford to try and style it with sticky products. I just lift up layers of my hair (usually after the shower or when it’s damp) and spray this stuff on the roots from about a foot away for better control. My roots instantly get a boost and when I finish drying my hair I can tell a HUGE difference because it does not lay as flat. Then I am able to style as normal!


This is another #NSALE purchase. I use it twice (sometimes 3 times) a day and was worth spending a little more money on. I have never had an electronic toothbrush so I figured I might as well try one with a built in blue light and teeth whitening system. I also love that it’s on a time to make sure you are getting your 2 minutes in with every brush! It also vibrates to let you know when to switch to a different area of your mouth. At first I didn’t really think it was making that much of a difference when it came to whitening my teeth… until I started getting tons of compliments saying that my teeth looked so white! Now I won’t go anywhere without it (and it helps that it comes with a convenient travel kit).


Now that the weather is getting colder and the air is dry… my poor skin is starting to suffer. As I have mentioned, I have very sensitive skin and the cold weather certainly does not help by drying it out. This lotion has honestly saved my skin! I can’t tell you how many other lotions I have tried from different boutiques and skin care lines, but I always come back to this. I don’t like to use this lotion on my face, but I will use it just about anywhere else… especially my knee caps, elbows and other sensitive areas.


This Argan Oil is only $8 at CVS and Walgreens and it has worked wonders for my hair! Some Moroccan oils can be very pricey so I was more than willing to try this product with the $8 price tag. My hair is very fine so the ends break off really easily. I also get my hair colored so that contributes to the damage a little bit as well. I just put a few drops of this product on my ends right after I get out of the shower and I have noticed a tremendous difference. Before I started using this product, I went to a new hairdresser and my ends were terrible! Check out the before and after picture below:


I can’t even believe I am posting this! But after using this moroccan oil for the past few months I have seen a huge decrease in my split ends and breakage. When I get to my hairdresser now, my hair NEVER looks like it did on the left!


I use this treatment spray as soon as I get out of the shower as a detangler. It has so many benefits! I used to use “it’s a 10,” which I love -but I feel like it’s a little too heavy for my fine hair. This product is lightweight and caters toward color treated hair. It also boasts 29 benefits versus “it’s a 10’s” 10 benefits. This lightweight spray “primes, protects and perfects” you color treated hair -all while fighting color fade.

So there you have it… 10 of my top beauty products that I can NOT live without. You can shop them online by clicking the images, which will link you to the page. If you have any questions about these products and want more details, leave me a comment below and I will be happy to get back to you!