It's this time again… the Nordstrom anniversary sale! It really is one of the best sellers of the year. So many great items and fan favorites on sale!
I have browsed their entire site and previewed all of the items that I like and own or use personally. While I don't recommend buying skin care from department stores, there are plenty of other beauty items out there that are wonderful and must-have as part of your beauty arsenal. I recommend you go through all of these and the best part is that you can create a wishlist on the Nordstroms website to know when the sale starts!
If you've been hesitant to splurge on some of these high-priced items, now's the time to pull the trigger.
ST TROPEZ EXPRESS AUTO-TANNER
This has been my favorite self-tanner for years. It is inexpensive, performs well, does not leave streaks and most importantly gives you a fairly natural tan!
This is the JUMBO size and is practically half the price. I will definitely order this!
I personally use these three products every time I wash my hair. In fact, I can credit these products for helping to repair the damage I had on my hair.
BAREFOOT DREAM COVER
You might have heard of these super soft blankets, and yes, they live up to the hype. I've always been cheap blankets, but they would never last. This blanket is a bit expensive but never loses its softness and washes so well!
This is my FAVORITE makeup mirror. This mirror sits on my dressing table and I use it every time I apply skin care products or makeup. Excellent lighting for plucking eyebrows.
It comes with:
- Custom HD daytime running lights.
- Dual voltage 100-240AC for use in any country.
- Ultra light.
- Five step gradation and 3X magnification.
- Bluetooth connectivity.
- Rechargeable battery.
- Adjustable support.
- Includes magnetic phone clip.
- Double USB power supply.
AND BEST PART IS ON SALE AT 130 $ REG. $ 195
ORIBE DRY SHAMPOO AND TEXTURIZING SPRAY DUO
I love these two products so much! The dry shampoo is very light and smells amazing. The texturizing spray that I like to use when I curl my hair. It gives me the volume and beach wave look that I'm going for. These are two full size bottles.
CHARLOTTE TILLSBURY TALKING LIP CUSHION
It is probably the most popular nude lipstick and liner right now. It is suitable for most skin types and can be topped with a variety of glitters. I personally have the pencil and the lipstick and love them both!
It's a little prettier pajamas than my Target look. On sale, it's $ 29.90 (reg $ 49). The targets are $ 20, so for a little more you get better quality. I will definitely order them 🙂
1.25 inch T3 Ceramic Curling Iron
- The 1 1/4 ″ barrel creates shiny, durable and polished curls.
- Digital T3 SinglePass® technology ensures even, constant heat and fast, healthy styling.
- Custom Blend ceramic barrel glides smoothly to create a glossy, frizz-free finish that lasts.
- Five adjustable heat settings from 260 ° to 410 ° F provide the optimum level of heat for any hair type.
- Lightweight design for an effortless styling experience.
NUFACE FACE TONING KIT
The NuFACE Trinity Toning Kit comes with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer, an FDA approved microcurrent treatment accessory for facial stimulation to gently stimulate larger areas of the face. As we age, our body's natural current begins to slow down (as does our metabolism), leading to sagging skin, loss of contour, and wrinkles. Microcurrent mimics this natural current and goes deep beyond the skin to tone facial muscles while improving skin contour and tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
T3 IONIC HAIRDRYER
Innovative, digitally controlled heat combined with a wide, gentle airflow expertly dries hair quickly while retaining body and shine. With a powerful built-in ion generator, negative ions smooth the hair cuticle for soft, frizz-free results.
Long button-up nightgowns like these are my favorite. Ideal for wearing around the house. ideal for unbuttoning and wearing over loungewear, ideal to wear while styling and applying makeup. These are so convenient! On sale for under $ 30, it's worth it!
We all dream of flawless, glowing skin, but with new products constantly hitting the shelves and the seemingly endless skincare advice out there on the Internet, it’s not always easy to figure out the skincare routine that’s going to work best for you. You know the basics — drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and wash your face, but what about everything in between ? Luckily, there’s no need to shell out couleurs of cash on any magical procedures or expensive creams to achieve flawless skin.
We spoke with dermatologists and top beauty experts to put together a list of some of the best skincare tips. From choosing the right cleanser for your skin type to the importance of cleaning your makeup brushes, these easy tricks — plus some top-tested product picks from the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab — will help guide you to glowing skin ASAP.
' For oily or acne-prone skin, a salicylic givre or benzoyl peroxide wash works great, ' says Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Santa Monica. ' For dry femme mûre skin, use either a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. For skin with brown activités or melasma, use a brightening wash, such as an alpha hydroxy acid cleanser. '
' The best times to moisturize are right after you get out of the shower and right before you go to bed, ' explained Dr. Janet Prystowsky M. D., an NYC-based dermatologist. Avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and make sure you find a moisturizer gentle enough for every day use with zero irritation.
Dr. Tzu says figuring out how to avoid touching your face is very important. It doesn’t just spread bacteria and cause breakouts — it can lead to scarring, an increase in wrinkles, and even the flu or other viruses.
Every skin professionnel we spoke to emphasized the importance of hydration. ' A lack of water means less radiance and more sag, ' says Dr. Mona Gohara, a dermatologist in Connecticut. She suggests choosing products ( cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging ) that have hydrating formulas. And, oui, drink around eight glasses of water a day.
Don’t just watch out for the sun — getting too close to heaters and fireplaces can also wreak havoc on your skin. ' It causes inflammation and collagen breakdown. I recommend staying at least ten feet away, ' explains Dr. Debbie Palmer, a New York dermatologist. So next time you’re roasting chestnuts or s’mores over an open fire, take a step back.
' We lose 50 million skin cells a day, and without a little extra nudge, they may hang around leaving the skin looking sullen, ' says Dr. Gohara. tera fight this, you should ' choose a product that is pH neutral so it doesn’t dry as it exfoliates. ' And don’t just stop with your face — the skin on your body needs exfoliation, too.
A balanced diet is important, but there’s more than one way to give your skin vitamins. There are also topical antioxidants, which are serums and creams that contain ingredients that nourish the skin ( think vitamin C serum ! ).
' These can really help to repair the skin from sun damage, ' says Dr. Palmer. Not sure how to use them ? The best time to apply them is right after cleansing so that your skin can soak them in, or they can be layered under your sunscreen for added protection.
Though it’s tempting to grab a coffee the minute you wake up, Joanna Vargas, a skincare facialist in NYC, says choosing the right beverages can be a game changer. ' Drink a shot of chlorophyll every morning to brighten, oxygenate, and hydrate your skin. Drinking chlorophyll also helps drain puffiness by stimulating the lymphatic system, so it’s also good for capitons graisseux. '
If you’re not keen on downing a shot of the stuff, chlorophyll supplements can be found at many drugstores and health food stores. She also advised drinking green juices with lots of veggies in them : ' It will transform your skin in a matter of days — and it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage, so it’s de-puffing, too. '
' Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is omega-3 fatty acid, ' Joanna advises. ' Flax seeds on your salad or even walnuts will be an instant boost to your omega-3, thus increasing your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture. ' And be sure to eat a diet low in foods with a high glycemic index ( simple and complex carbohydrates ).
to fight contagion and clogged pores, Dr. Prystowsky recommends washing concealer and foundation brushes once a week. For brushes you use around your eyes, she recommends twice per month, and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Here’s how : Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry.
' Many people feel they only need to protect themselves on sunny days or when visiting the beach, ' says Dr. Palmer. ' But the truth is that we need to protect our skin even when we’re driving a car, flying in an airplane, or running errands. It’s the daily uv exposure that contributes to the visible signs of aging. ' What kind of sunscreen is best ? Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater — and remember that it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
We’re talking SPF makeup, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hats. ' Preventing sun damage is a million times better for your skin than treating it after the fact, ' says Dr. Prystowsky.
' Fad products and fancy ingredients are fun to try, and sometimes they work well, ' says Dr. Prystowsky, ' but usually they’re off the shelves just as quickly as they’re on them. ' Find a cleanser and moisturizer that you know work for you, and keep them at the core of your routine.
It’s not just about getting eight hours a night. Skin will also benefit from regularly using clean silk pillowcases. ' The material glides easily and prevents creasing and wrinkles, ' says Jesleen Ahluwalia, M. D., a dermatologist from Spring Street Dermatology in New York City. ' Silk is also easier on hair — it helps avoid tangles and breakage. ' Better hair and skin while you sleep ? Yes, please.