Hello Beauties welcome back to the blog, long time no chat! I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted on here. The long and short answer has been we have been remodeling our house, entertaining our family, and enjoy this summer before our little girl starts school and our handsome little man turns one! Time sure flies, but anyways today’s post isn’t on the kids, but a beauty post, well a haul! Haul posts are some of my favorite types of posts to read and watch, I also enjoy a good empties post as well. This may seem creepy but I like to know what products people are finishing up and whether or not they are going to repurchase the product.
Anyways for those of you who don’t know or who aren’t familiar with Nordstrom, let me tell you you are missing out. Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores to not only purchase shoes, clothes, and accessories for me and my family but makeup as well, and right now Nordstrom is having its Anniversary Sale. From now till July 22 is the pre-sale, nordstrom card members can shop right now. And July 23 to August 7 or 8 the sale is open to the public. Today I am going to be sharing with you what beauty products I picked up in store and the products I ordered online. And ladies let me tell you, this sale does not disappoint!
The first two items I have to share with you are Bobbi Brown kits, Bobbi On Trend: Cheek and Bobbi Brown: Bobbi on Trend Lip Trio. The cheek palette comes with three products, Bronzing Powder in Golden Light, Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Exclusive Belize, Blush in Pretty Pink, and a Mini Face Blender Brush. The bronzer in this trio is beautiful, its a red/brown balance that looks soft and natural on the face. The blush is the perfect pink shade to create a healthy flush on the skin and for me personally I find the illuminating bronzing powder in exclusive belize to be more of highlight or blush topper. This kit retails for $50 but is a $92 value.
The nude lip palette also retails for $50, but its a $81 value, inside this kit you receive THREE full size products, Art Stick in Brown Berry, Sheer Lip Color in Pink Buff, and a lipgloss in Pretty Pink Sunset. I’m someone with fair skin and this lip trio makes a perfect darker lip set for me but if you are someone with a tan or darker skin this would be a true nude.
Continuing with the nude lip sets, I also purchased the YSL ‘Rebel Nudes’ Set, retailing for $72 ($108 Value), this was one lip trio I knew I couldn’t pass on. YSL makes some of my favorite lipsticks, but to be honest their pricey and something I considered to be more of a splurge item than an everyday purchase. In this trio you receive all full size products, the Rouge Volute Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick #47 Beige Blouse, Rouge Glossy Stain #07 Corail Aquatique, Plump Glossy Stain in #200 Pump Up, and a cosmetics bag. I haven’t had a chance to wear these lipsticks yet, but from the swatches on my hand I can tell you I’m especially in love with the Beige Blouse lipstick and the Glossy Stain. Sooo Pretty!
My next two items I have to share with you are beauty tools, the beauty blender ‘Beauty’s Best Friend Set and Sigma ‘The Power Pair’ Set. For years new I have been completely obsessed with the beautybelnder, I mean I use it almost every day I wear makeup to apply bb cream, foundation, cream highlight, blush, bronzer, concealer, you name it I’m obsessed with this little sponge. So when I saw online they had a beauty blender set with TWO beauty blenders and the solid makeup cleanser, I knew immediately this set was a must have for me. I mean one beauty blender retails for $20 on its own and the soap is $16, so basically you are getting a second beauty blender for free. Thats an awesome deal in my mind. But just as a quick heads up, I did try to purchase this set in my local Nordstrom and the lady there told me they sold out of them on the first day, so if you are truly interested in snagging this deal I would recommend ordering it online, like I did plus I got to use ebates so I get a tiny percent back which is always nice.
Sigma ‘The Power Pair’ set was one item I picked up in Nordstrom as sort of an impulse buy. For a number of years I have been considering purchasing a brush cleansing mitt or mat, but for whatever reason I always seem to forget so when I saw this mat in the store and the lady at the counter explained to me how she uses it every week,how well it deep cleanses her makeup brushes without all the mess of having to use your hands or getting product all over your bathroom counter I knew I was sucked in. I also told myself the full size F80 Flat Kabuki brush is going to make an excellent addition to my brush collection since I don’t already own one.
I know that I have shared a massive amount of purchase with you this morning, but I feel like all the products I bought are products I have been either wanting to try or something that I know I’m going to be needing or find useful.
I also wanted to take a quick moment to recommend a few other items to you:
- MAC has several lip and eye kits available. if you are someone who enjoys MAC or looking to explore the brand, this would be a fantastic way to try the line.
- Nars ‘Nordstrom’s Best’ Cheek Palette. I had really considered purchasing this palette for myself but I already own a full size Laguna bronzing powder, orgasm and deep throat blush so I couldn’t really justify picking up the palette.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Studio’ Set, if you love or looking to try the pomade. This is another set I really thought long and hard about buying.
- My favorite deodorant that I use everyday, the Donna Karan ‘Cashmere Mist’ set. You get three deodorants and a sample size of the mist for $60, an amazing value!
- Any of the CLARISONICs, I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 every night before bed, it is a skincare must in my routine.
And there you have it beauties, my purchases and recommendations for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you plan on shopping this sale or already have let me know your recommendations in the comments. I love to try new product! Have a wonderful week beauties!