Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Beauty Picks

It’s rare to get deals on high end beauty and skincare products so I like to stock up when there is one. I don’t usually splurge on hair tools because I’m hopeless when it comes to styling my hair. But this Beachwaver Curling Iron sounds too good to be true: Grace from the Stripe called it life-changing, while other reviewers swear by its power to create perfect beachy waves with the touch of a button. C’est ne pas possible!

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I recently tried some Hourglass products and fell in love with the brand. I love their Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil which has the perfect texture and lasts all day. Their foundations and blushes are also spectacular. I’m looking forward to trying this gorgeous blush palette.

SuperGoop makes the best SPF products. I got a mini hand cream to test and love it so much I’m getting the set which comes with a 10 oz. bottle plus two additional minis which are great for tucking into your purse or leaving in the car.

I’ve been hearing great things about NeuLash lash serum, and while it’s expensive, it purportedly lasts for 6-8 months with daily use, and the results are undeniable. In this set you get a full size product plus a travel size for free.

Finally, I need a new set of brushes to replace my current motley crew of brushes from various sets and freebies over the years. This Bobbi Brown brush set is a good value but I’m not sold yet on the dual-ended brushes. I also have my eye on some beautiful Japanese brushes by Hakuhodo or Chikuhodo which are considered the Rolls Royce of brushes.

A lot of items have already sold out, but keep checking back for items to get restocked in stores as people start to make their returns.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks Part 2

I shared my picks for tops, bottoms and activewear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yesterday. Today I’m sharing my favorite accessories and loungewear.

Why is it so hard to find a good belt that doesn’t cost as much as a handbag? I love the boho feel of this Halogen suede belt and see it working well with flowing dresses. It comes in black and a pretty rust orange / pink. Plus, it’s only $35.90 for the sale.

The second I saw this Baby Jaguar ring by Melinda Maria, I knew I had to have it. It sold out on the first day before I had a chance to buy it and I was worried it would be gone forever. Luckily, it came back online the next day so I immediately snatched it up and then it sold out again. The matching cuff bracelet, necklace and earrings are still available so get them while you can!

 

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I always like to stock up on basics like this very popular Natori Feathers bra which has over 2,200 reviews and close to five stars. If you’re on the market for some new PJs, there are some really good ones on sale right now. These Ugg Cassandra Check Pajamas come in three great colors (it was a toss up between the pink and lavender) and I love that the top is long sleeve. The strawberry print on these Rails pajamas were too cute to pass up. And no post would be complete without another mention of this Barefoot Dreams cardigan. I just received the gray one I mentioned in yesterday’s post and it is so soft and cozy, I never want to take it off. It’ll be nice to have another one in a lighter color.

 

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That’s it for now! What are some of your favorites from the sale?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is basically Christmas in July for Nordstrom lovers and it’s definitely worth having a Nordstrom card to get early access to the sale before it’s open to the public. I use the Anniversary Sale as an opportunity to stock up on shoes for the kids that they can wear through Fall and Winter, as well as essentials for myself. I also keep my eye out for a few special items to add to my closet. Here are my top picks from the sale.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to stock up on cozy sweaters and tops. After seeing this Barefoot Dreams sweater as a top pick on every blog last year, I finally broke down and got one. Rails makes great button down shirts, but they’re also pricey so it’s nice to get them on sale. The pink stripe shirt has a touch of linen making it perfect for Summer, while the black and white plaid is a classic for Fall. The Halogen Gathered Neck Blouse is clean and almost minimalist with an interesting ruffle neck.

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Denim and leggings are always popular items during the Anniversary Sale. I’ve been wanting a pair of Frame skinny jeans for a while, but most of the options have a raw hem or slit, which aren’t my cup of tea. This olive pair has the perfect high rise (9 1/2 inches) and would be great paired with burgundy pumps. I love the wash of this Good American pair, but I’m on the fence with the raw hem. I don’t really need another pair of leggings, but my sister says that Alo leggings are the best so I was happy to pick up a pair at a great price.

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Can you ever have too many workout clothes? I’m a big fan of Zella — the price to performance ratio beats every other high end athleisure brand out there. I bought the Live In Leggings in black last year and they’ve held up well so I chose this pretty pink cropped pair this year which is already sold out. Tip: if you find something you really love that’s sold out, keep checking back because things get restocked frequently. Another Zella favorite is their sports bras. This low impact sports bra looks comfortable and has a pretty back. I bought two sets of these Stance socks last year and I love them so I got this cute pink set to match my cute pink pants. These Zella Tab Back Socks are another great basic to stock up on. There are some great deals on Nike shoes at the moment. This purple Nike Free RN 2018 pair is amazingly comfortable and these Nike Free TR8 trainers will be great for my BBG workouts.

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I’ll have more top picks to share tomorrow for accessories and loungewear!