Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Beauty Picks

It’s that time of year again, and to be very honest it almost passed me by! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has always been a staple for me. This is the time of year where I buy all of my favorite things and prep for the fall. And even if you’re not planning on buying sweaters and boots, now is the perfect time to try out some new beauty products or get some of your favorites at a reduced price.

One tip I can give you is, work with one associate! They’re all desperate for sales (trust me I’ve worked at Nordstrom) and it benefits you to work with one associate and just give them a list, and let them grab everything for you. Put them to work, it’s their job! 

If you’re not sure what things to get from the Beauty Exclusives portion of the Anniversary Sale, I’ve got you covered! I went through every single item (yes I really did) and pulled the best buys.

Be sure to check and see if any brand you are interested in has a gift with purchase (GWP). Many brands do and they will have spending minimums for each. Check out the GWP list here

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2017 Beauty Round Up

2017 was an amazing year for me beauty wise. Working in cosmetics retail for a number of brands, I was able to get my hands on products that I would have otherwise never touched, and let’s be honest, I got a ton of free stuff to expose me to brands that I have never heard of.

Some products weren’t for me and I wasn’t a fan, but there were a lot that I fell in love with and I wanted to share the love with you. I had three criteria in order for products to make my list (since I had used SO MANY).

Each product had to be:

  • a) something that I had never used before,
  • b) something I used consistently to prove that it worked or I really loved it and
  • c) if it was something that I got for free, it’s something that I would purchase with my own money.

Without further adieu, here are my favorite products from 2017!

HAIR

Miriam Quevedo Glacial Spa Resort Cleansing Balm and Leave In Conditioner

Oribe Imperable Anti Humidity Spray

Design Essentials Agave & Lavender Silk Blow Out Line

Ouai Curl Jelly


BODY

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

Luv Scrub Mesh Body Exfoliator


FRAGRANCE

Valentino “Donna”

Diptyque “L’Ombre dans L’Eau”

Jo Malone “Peony and Blush Suede


SKINCARE

Rodial Stem Cell Super Food Facial Oil

Kiehl’s Crème D’Elegance

Dr. Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector

Jade Roller

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

Eve Lom Cleanser

Eve Lom Rescue Mask

Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask

Rodial Dragonsblood Hyaluronic Mask

Cane + Austin Peel Pads

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil

Rodial Super Acids Cleanser


MAKEUP

Becca x Chrissy Highlight Palette

Ardell #600 Lashes

Vegas Nay Bronze Beauty Lashes

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Kevyn Aucoin Etherialist Foundation

Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait in “Cinn-ful”

Tom Ford Lipstick in “Devore”

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Pain in “Uncensored”

L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer

MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

Chanel Le Volume Mascara

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara