What time is it? It’s time for the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It really is like Christmas in July, am I right?! One of my favorite things to do during the NSale is stock up on some of my go-to beauty products, and I compiled a list of my Top 6 just for you. Check them out below!
Pick 1: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Facial Peel Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/bwj0d – I have been using these for years. A great chemical peel to exfoliate the skin.
Pick 2: DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo – https://shopstyle.it/l/bwj1b – I love this dry shampoo. It smells great and leaves my hair looking refreshed. The trick – spray it on to roots right before bed so it can soak up all the oil while you sleep.
Pick 3: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask – https://shopstyle.it/l/bwjZ5 – Looking for a mask to give your skin that deep cleanse. Give this one a try!
Pick 4: Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair – https://shopstyle.it/l/bwj0f – After having kids, my hair was falling out and getting thinner by the day. That is, until I started taking these Hair Sweet Hair gummy vitamins. Now my hair is healthy, full and strong.
Pick 5: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – https://shopstyle.it/l/bwj0s – Looking for a setting spray to help your makeup stay in place all day and night? Check out my go-to setting spray. It will do the trick.
Pick 6: Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift – https://shopstyle.it/l/bwj1Q – The perfect product for an at-home oxygen facial that will leave your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.
Derma-E for the win with these Skin Beneficial Mood Enhancing Sprays! And with all the craziness going on in the world thanks to COVID-19, there’s never been a better time to turn to skincare products with aromatherapy included.
These sprays come in three different scents:
Uplift: This one is my favorite. This one has Eleuthero & Artic Root, citrus waters, coconut essence and witch hazel and has almost a cinnamon-esque scent. It immediately uplifts my mood.
Calm: This one is probably the most beneficial in a coronavirus world. With waves of emotion from everything going on in the world, I turn to this one to help calm my nerves.
Create: This one may say create, but it also helps calm my nerves (probably thanks to the spearmint). And the calmer we are, the more likely we are to be able to create new ideas and things.
Happy Face Mask Friday! This week I decided to add some glow (and gold!) to my skincare routine with Oh K!’s Glowing Skin Gold Foil Sheet Mask. This K Beauty mask fights the sings of aging and acne while soothing the skin and leaving a healthy glow. But why? Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients:
Gold – Gold is a great skincare ingredient known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin elasticity and leaving the skin glowing.
Apple – Packed with Vitamin C, this ingredient prevents premature agin, leaves the skin glowing and treats acne and dark spots.
Cherry – Did you know that Cherry is known for treating acne and rosacea? It also fights free radicals.
Chamomilla Flower – This ingredient is great for soothing the skin.
The Verdict: I love this mask! It really left my skin soothed and brighter. Plus, it even reduced the naturally red undertones to my skin. I will definitely be making this mask a part of my regular routine.
By now, you know I’m a huge fan of serums and their ability to fight off the signs of aging, so I was excited to try Yeouth Skincare’s Vitamin C & E Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. This gel serum has the perfect ingredients to achieve that “Yeouth”-ful look:
Vitamin C – This antioxidant boosts collagen production, improving skins elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while preventing new ones.
Vitamin E – This antioxidant protects the skin from free radicals and reduces skin damage caused by UV rays. Vitamin E is also commonly known as a “wound healer.”
Hyaluronic Acid – the miracle ingredient that is showing up in tons of skincare products, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and stimulates cell regeneration, acting similar to retinol but without the side effects.
I have been using this serum for two weeks, and I am a fan. It has definitely helped my skin stay hydrated during these bitter cold days and has helped my skin achieve that youthful look.
This week’s face mask may not be pretty, but it sure does give a “shot” of hydration.
With this cold winter weather (and feeling a little under the weather), my skin has been really dry so it seemed like the perfect time to try Dr. Jart+’s Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask. I had been eyeing this mask for a while and love that it’s a little different. Two pouches come in this cup, and you pour both pouch contents into it and shake until you have a mask! How fun?!
This mask feels refreshingly cool when applied to the skin, and with a combination of Vitamin B5 and an “expert moist complex” it sure does deliver on the hydration. You should totally check it out.
And word to the wise… be careful when opening the pouches to pour the contents into the cup for mixing so you don’t end up with a big mess on your bathroom counter… LOL.
Toner… It’s the often forgotten step in a skincare routine that can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It removes the remaining dirt your cleanser missed, levels out your skin’s pH balance, can help hydrate your skin and even allow the products you use afterwards to absorb better.
As far as toners go, I have been using California Pure Naturals Clarifying Toner for the past month. It has their signature Blackberry Antioxidant Complex that brightens and energizes the skin along with Black Tea, Rose Geranium and Cucumber to soothe the skin, minimize pores and even out your skin tone.
When using this Clarifying Toner, my skin has a refreshing tingling feeling and it leaves my face feeling extra cleansed.
Happy Face Mask Friday! So ever since I was a little girl at the San Diego Zoo, I have loved pandas. My sorority’s mascot was a panda. Even my oldest daughter’s nursery was panda themed (and that was before you could find panda room decor… thank goodness Etsy was an option!), so when I saw this SNP Panda Brightening Sheet Mask, I knew I had to try it. Plus, with all this cold and gloomy winter weather, my skin has been looking a little dull.
This Panda mask is super fun and easy to use. After cleansing your face, apply this mask, leave it on for 10-20 minutes, massage the remaining serum into your face afterwards and your done.
But what did I think of this super cute mask? While my skin didn’t necessarily appear brighter, it was very soothing and refreshing and I would use it again.
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!
I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year to stock up on all of those beauty goodies. Why? Because you either get the products you love at a lower price, or try that item you’ve been eyeing, but it was out of price range. And even better…. If you wait till closer to Christmas, you can get an even better deal! Like on this Kate Somerville Ageless Radiance set. It is a value of $173 if you bought each product individually, and you could get all of this for $110 around Thanksgiving… but now it’s on sale for only $77! The DermalQuench alone is $98, so this gift set more than pays for itself. All of that said, whether you’re shopping for yourself or that person who loves all things beauty, I have rounded up some of the best beauty deals out there in the below Beauty Gift Guide. Enjoy!