It is that time of year… I don’t know about you, but it’s my Christmas in July… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The time when a significant portion of the new Fall merchandise is on sale before the season. While the sale has changed a lot through the years, and if I’m being completely honest, each year seems to have less and less great options, it is still my mom and I’s annual tradition since I was 11-years-old. With that said, here are my top picks from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
*Note – I will continue to add to this list as I find more great options.
Shoes:“Give A Girl The Right Shoes, And She Can Conquer The World”
I love collecting clothes. The beauty of clothes is what goes around comes around, so with that collection comes an abundant wardrobe that ends up being more affordable in the end. While not all of my old clothes fit thanks to two little girls and a post-baby body, I’m still lucky enough to have some items that still do the trick.
Now, I have fun shopping my closet and pairing old pieces with new items. Take this outfit for example. I just got these Wild Fable jeans for $20 at Target earlier this week and paired them with this leopard print jacket (that has been in my closet for a lot of years) and viola… I have a fresh outfit that only cost me $20 in recent years.
In addition to shopping my closet, I also tried the Laura Mercier’s metallic eyeshadows I received in my Influenster Vox Box. I love the Caviar Stick Eye Color. It goes on smoothly and even. Plus, the Magnetic Pink is so pretty on. As for the Caviar Chrome Veil Liquid Eye Color in Rose Gold Metal… The color is very pretty, but it goes on very blotchy. That said, as soon as I blended it in, it looked great, especially paired with Pixi Beauty’s Antique Rose and Metallic Rose shadows from their Eye Reflection Shadow Palette.
So… It’s the first Face Mask Friday of 2019! I’m excited to see what fun face masks I find this year, and I started with this Dr. Jart+ All That Contours Prescriptment (yes, that’s how they spell it) Face Mask. Infused with some great ingredients (see below), this mask helps with anti-aging and skin elasticity. I don’t know about you but I’m all about anything that helps my skin look younger!
Caffeine – Caffeine firms the skin and helps with contours.
Isomerized Safflower Acid – This ingredient focuses on improving skin elasticity.
Aloe Leaf Juice – Aloe is an amazing hydrator that also soothes the skin.
This was an interesting face mask as it came in two pieces that were more of a stretchy gel material. The bottom half even goes around your ears to hold it in place (which also makes it really tight). It was super easy to apply, and the best part? My skin appeared to look younger right after I used it. I love it when a mask shows immediate results, so this face mask is a winner in my book. Great way to kick off the New Year!
Let me just say that I was super excited when this Halogen sweatshirt arrived in time for me to kick off 2019! With the faux pearl detail on the black, it is so cute yet comfy and can be worn casually or dressed up a bit. Full disclosure, it does feel a little heavy when you put it on at first, but you don’t even notice after a few minutes.
It’s time for a little fun, am I right?! 2018 was a busy year filled with so many amazing moments and memories. Now we are closing out the year with a low key night, filled with Netflix, delivery pizza and cuddles with the kids as we wait for the ball to drop at midnight. I hope you are having an amazing New Years Eve and are having fun (while staying safe!)! Cheers to an amazing 2019!!! Happy New Year!!!
Now, on an entirely unrelated note, I love this Wildfox Couture sweatshirt from a few years ago. It’s super comfy and stood the test of time. Plus, it’s still in style! While you can’t get this exact shirt anymore, I have linked some similar ones below. Enjoy!
I love MAC Cosmetics lip glosses. And I love a good sale. So imagine how much I love this sale alert?! MAC’s Oh Sweetie Lip Glosses are part of Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale!
I am a huge fan of this lip line and wear this pink lip gloss all the time. The color is called Sugar Cookies (and it smells and tastes like a sugar cookie too… ummm, yum!!!), and it’s the perfect combination of a shimmery unique hue that still works for an everyday look. You should totally check it out at the link below. Enjoy!
Can you believe that it is the last Face Mask Friday of 2018?! This year flew by. And since it is technically still the holidays, I decided to try Ulta Beauty’s Sweet Candy Cane Mud Mask. With cooling peppermint oil and shea butter, this mask is supposed to be incredibly moisturizing.
I love the pink color of this face mask. It brightens up a gloomy day. And though I was skeptical of what the results would be, I can say that my skin felt moisturized and smoother after using this. The only downside? Since it is a Candy Cane face mask with peppermint oil, I expected it to have that refreshing peppermint smell (confession – I love peppermint!!!), but it was lacking that scent. That said, I would say this mask is still worth checking out.
Christmas is over, so you know what that means? It’s time for some of the best sales to close out the year! This is a great time to stock up on clothes for those remaining winter months at a great price (the shirt I’m wearing above is only $7.60 with FREE SHIPPING at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale – you can buy it here https://shopstyle.it/v/iG3), or to gift yourself that item you were hoping you’d get, but didn’t. Find some of my fav Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale finds below:
The neck and décolletage areas are frequently ignored in a skincare routine (thus making them the first giveaways of age). Because of this, I was excited to try Yeouth Skincare’s Neck Firming Cream. With Green Tea, Argireline and Vitamin C, this neck cream not only moisturizes, it tightens sagging skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. But how? Let’s take a closer look at these ingredients.
Green Tea – Green Tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities, which can slow down the signs of aging. It has also been known to reduce the effects of sun damage.
Argireline – Argireline is a peptide commonly referred to as “Botox in a Bottle.” It stimulates collagen production and can theoretically limit the ability of neurotransmitters to activate facial movement, therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is an antioxidant with anti-aging properties that brightens skin, improves hydration and can even out your skin tone.
All of these combined can make for a great neck cream. I’ve been using this product for almost two weeks now, and noticed a difference after the first use. It is incredibly moisturizing and definitely helps combat those neck wrinkles and sagging skin along the jawline. Now I can wrap all these Christmas gifts as the neck cream works its magic.