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Happy Wednesday, everybody!
Well, today it’s back to reality for me. I’ve been in Charleston with some girlfriends since Saturday and having a blast, but we got home yesterday, and now it’s back to the grind. I’ll have a trip recap for y’all next week, but today’s post is ALL ABOUT BEAUTY!
I’ve had so much fun talking about beauty on the blog over the last several years from lots of different beauty and skincare sources, but today is all about my current favorites from Nordstrom. You’ve heard me talk about some of today’s items before, but some are making another appearance today in my FAVORITES post. The products I’m highlighting today are all current favorites for me. Some are new favorites, some are old favorites, and they are all awesome.
There are some products I just feel like I need to talk about every single time. When my love runs deep, I can’t stop talking about something. Just ask my friends and family. Only the tip of the top and cream of the crop made the cut for today.
I purchased the Riki makeup mirror 2 summers ago, but I was unsure if it was going to be worth the money. #BLESSMYHEART
It’s definitely expensive, but it’s also TOTALLY FANTASTIC. This mirror would make a WOW gift. It boasts LED lights and provides a perfectly lit environment for doing your makeup ANYWHERE! It lives on my bathroom counter (it’s so much better than using my bathroom mirror to apply makeup), but I also travel with it because it’s light enough to throw in a suitcase. I love it, and I don’t even use it to its full potential.
Here’s the rundown…..
Five stages of dimming give you full control of the level you want to see, while the 5X magnifying mirror helps you get up close and personal with lashes and brows and for detail work, especially around the eyes. The ultra-lightweight device features a Bluetooth® selfie function, too. Simply place your phone into the included phone clip and mount it onto the mirror. Pair your phone with the mirror using Bluetooth connectivity, then press the camera button on the mirror with your thumb to take your pics. The legendary quality LED lights ensure perfect color for the lighting of photos. You can also use the mirror to hook up your phone and record or follow along with videos and tutorials. See details you’ve been missing.
This would make a wonderful luxury gift for any lady on your list!
I’ve been using the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream for over 2 years now, and y’all know I’m devoted to it.
This is a product I added into my routine after reading about it on several blogs and in several “BEST OF” beauty articles. Lots of users compared it to the much more expensive La Mer line, but said they preferred this product! That was it, I was convinced I needed to try it. Officially, it’s a cream that floods skin with moisture for a glowing complexion in a flash. A little goes a long way with this cream, and it’s not greasy, but it is incredibly hydrating. There is a very light rose scent to this cream, and I don’t normally care for rose, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve been mixing this with my tinted moisturizer for my foundation, but now that I’m using the CC Cream, I just put a little of this on in the morning before applying the CC Cream. I use it at night as well before bed.
The Supergoop Glow Screen is one of the products on today’s post that I’ve been using for over a year now. Even though I’ve talked about it before, it absolutely had to be included on today’s post as well.
It has a beautiful tint to it with a glowy finish, but it’s not too glowy or sparkly. It’s described on the site as a lightweight, pearlescent sunscreen with SPF 40 that hydrates the skin.
I do not enjoy a sparkly face, so I was very happy to find that it just gives a healthy looking sheen and highlight, without all the glitter. It has SPF 40 in it so it protects your skin beautifully from the sun’s harmful rays AND it gives really pretty coverage. It doesn’t leave you greasy or oily, you just get protection with a pretty finish. Another bonus is that it has hyaluronic acid!
Sometimes I use it under makeup simply as my sunscreen and primer, but most often it’s the only “foundation” I wear during the warm weather months. I LOVE that this product can kill 2 birds with 1 stone. It gives me the SPF I need and the coverage I want! I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH.
The CC Cream is a new favorite that I just started using last month. I’d been hearing about it for years, and now I know why. IT’S TOTALLY LEGIT. And because I personally didn’t know for a lonnnnnnnnnng time, CC stands for “Color Correcting.” It makes so much sense now. Ha! It really does a beautiful job of evening out skin tone while covering up redness and discoloration. It’s actually the #1 CC Cream in America with over 20,000 5 STAR REVIEWS! It will provide you with:
- Lightweight, hydrating texture that won’t crease or crack
- Hydrating anti-aging serum that improves the look of your skin
- Physical sunscreen with up to SPF 50+—perfect for even sensitive skin
But here’s why I like it: It gives me FULL COVERAGE (which I have recently come to appreciate), but it doesn’t look cakey or like “too much”. I’m telling you, friends noticed that I was doing something different, and they complimented me on it. I feel like it gives me an even complexion AND a youthful glow. So yeah, I’m hard core hooked. #givemethatglow
And last month, I started combining the SuperGoop Glow Screen with the CC Cream. I combine them together, and I’m in love with the coverage, the color, and the sun protection.
This Hourglass palette caught my eye when browsing online.
Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!? I was sold when I realized it included a blush, a highlighter, and a bronzer. And then when I realized the products are supposed to mimic the effects of ambient lighting, I couldn’t throw it in my cart fast enough. It really does provide soft and beautiful color and highlighting.
The following tips are given for HOW TO USE IT: Apply Infinity Powder all over the face. Brush Glistening Bronze Light along the temples, hollows of your cheeks and jawline for enhanced definition, or sweep all over for a sun-kissed, bronzed glow. Apply Vibrant Heat or Luminous Rose to the apples of your cheeks. Apply Supernatural Strobe Light to the high points of your face including the tops of your cheeks, bridge of your nose, brow bone and cupid’s bow.
The Drank The Love Potion Lipglass Lip gloss is highly pigmented and absolutely stunning on. It’s pearlescent, glossy, and beautiful.
I love a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, and this is a color I’ve been wearing for a couple of years now. It’s called Love Liberty, and it’s pretty all year round, but I especially love it this time of year. It’s just a really great cranberry color.
This Walk of No Shame Gloss is shiny, sparkly, and definitely festive. It is HIGH SHINE, and I love a high shine gloss.
Also…I couldn’t find mine to photograph it for the post (it’s probably at the bottom of one of my bags), but Ruby Woo is a red lipstick that I found a couple of years ago when I was looking for a bright red lip color before July 4th. I was told that Ruby Woo was the best universal red they had, and it’s supposed to look great on all types of skin tones and with all different hair colors. It’s definitely a blue red, which is great, because I don’t love a red that leans orange. It’s awesome for the holidays!
Do you have a holiday party coming up? Yes? Get this gloss in Drank the Love Potion. It’s such a pretty and festive holiday color with just a hint of glimmer, and it’s got staying power! I LOVE IT.
I also love these Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Lipstick Balms. They are soooo hydrating, they totally glide on like a balm, but they still have really pretty pigmentation. I have Pillow Talk and Happiberry.
See? Sheer, but with beautiful color!
I’m loving all of my eye products right now as well.
The Diorshow pumping eyelash primer is a product that I received as a sample a couple of years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. You apply it to your eyelashes before your mascara, and it lengthens your natural lashes. It keeps lashes separated, prevents clumping, and truly does help your lashes appear longer. I wear it every day now, and can really tell a huge difference if I forget to apply it. This product is one of my holy grail products for sure. It would make a great stocking stuffer!
This Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick is creamy, and the color is pigmented and beautiful! I absolutely love how it glides on so easily without leaving a harsh line. I dust a powder (a neutral color) all over my eyelid and arch, and then I apply this just to the eyelid. I wear the Dusty Mauve.
I’ve mentioned several times how I only recently started filling in my brows, and OH MY WORD at the difference it makes.
WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME I NEEDED TO BE FILLING IN MY BROWS? I have pretty substantial brows, so I thought I was good in the brow department, but I hadn’t realized they had started thinning. Filling them in makes such a difference! The tip on one side allows me to draw on little brush strokes that mimic hairs, and then the little brush on the other side allows me to shape my brows and soften the marks I draw. I wear Saddle.
I really can’t say enough great things about the Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil. WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME I NEEDED TO BE FILLING IN MY BROWS? I have pretty substantial brows, so I thought I was good in the brow department, but I hadn’t realized they had started thinning. Filling them in makes such a difference! The tip on one side allows me to draw on little brush strokes that mimic hairs, and then the little brush on the other side allows me to shape my brows and soften the marks I draw.
This Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel is another product that I can’t live without. This clear gel does an excellent job of keeping my nicely manicured and filled in brows in place.
Now I want to step away from makeup for just a bit because I’ve got a tool that I want to highlight.
LOOK AT THAT CURL, Y’ALL!
I only use this tool on special occasions, simply because I typically use hot rollers and I think rollers are the easiest and most time efficient way to style my hair. HOWEVER, when I use this tool, I’m always blown away. #punintended
I dry my hair most of the way with the regular dryer (also included in this set), and then I use the curling wands when my hair is damp to both style it the rest of the way AND style it. It really is an amazing thing to watch the air wrap the hair around the curling wand so perfectly! You see the arrows on the barrel? You change attachments based upon the side of your head that you are doing (because you want the curl going away from your face). There’s a bit of a learning curve when using it, but once you get the hang of it, it’s incredible and very user friendly.
I’ll put videos on instastories either today or tomorrow, but you also need to check out the reviews on Nordstrom.com (lots of people included pictures) and check out YouTube videos! I promise that you’ll be impressed.
The Peter Thomas Roth Mask to the Max Set is a gift set that I grabbed for somebody on my list. Not saying who, so that person can be surprised! The masks in this set are created to hydrate, firm, exfoliate, and smooth.
The set includes the following:
– Water Drench® Hyaluronic Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel
– 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm
– Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer
– Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator
So, tell me! Anything you learned about today that you are interested in?
And just because there are so many fantastic deals packaged up all cute in little gift sets right now, here are some favorites! You can click HERE to see all that Nordstrom has to offer!
I love gifting beauty items to the ladies in my life because ONE SIZE FITS ALL! And for as long as I can remember, I always get a little makeup in my stocking from my mom. It’s usually a mascara or a lipgloss, and I always look forward to seeing what it is! The L’Occitane Hand Dream Trio would be a great gift for one person, or you could divide it up for 3 different stocking. You could also divide up the Benefit Full Size Mascara Trio, And the Kiehl’s Men’s Groom On The Go Set is the perfect little something extra for your man.
1) Donna Karen Cashmere Mist Deodorant / 2) Clinique Set / 3) Kiehl’s Men’s Groom On The Go Set / 4) MAC primer, lipstick, and gloss set / 5) Estee Lauder Protect + Hydrate Skincare Set / 6) Anastasia Signature Brow Kit / 7) Benefit Full Size Mascara Trio / 8) Bare Minerals mascara duo / 9) L’Occitane Hand Dream Trio / 10) NARS face palette / 11) Armani mini lipstick set / 12) Navy and Gold Dyson hair dryer / 13) Moroccanoil Set / 14) Jo Malone White Joss and Sowdrop Set
So, I hope you enjoyed yet another beauty post. All of these beauty campaigns are really challenging me to step out of my comfort zone to try new makeup and beauty products, AND I’M HAVE THE BEST TIME. Because of the collaborations, I’ve found some new to me products that I now absolutely swear by. I’m thankful to have been introduced to the products, and I’m beyond excited that I then get to pass them on to you!