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I’ve got another Nordstrom Beauty post today, and I’m SO PUMPED!
Today is all about HOLIDAY BEAUTY SETS!
I always love the holiday beauty sets at Nordstrom, but while looking online at Nordstrom over the past several weeks, I was having trouble finding any. I was bummed and thought they had fallen short this year. BUT THEN I WENT IN STORE LAST WEEK. AND Y’ALL! All of their sets are DARLING!
It seems that the online pictures don’t always do a great job at sharing the fact that it’s a holiday set that’s packaged up all cute, but going in store definitely proved otherwise. I went a little bit crazy scooping up what I thought were the best sets to share with y’all.
Beauty sets like the ones I’m highlighting today are EXCELLENT gifts because they are one size fits all! You don’t have to wonder if the item is going to fit, and you can pretty much guarantee sets like this will be a hit for most people on your list.
As you can see, I might have gone a bit holiday gift set crazy. What can I say, I was feeling festive, and I wanted to share several options.
Click HERE for all of their holiday beauty sets.
Click HERE for UNDER $25 options.
Click HERE for UNDER $50 options.
Click HERE for UNDER $100 options.
Need a gift for a man in your life? Click HERE for Men’s grooming and cologne gift sets.
HOLIDAY GIFT SETS
First up, let’s talk about these Kiehl’s sets.
Click HERE for all of the Kiehl’s sets that are being offered, but below you will find 2 that really stood out to me: the Up and Glow Set and the Men’s Groom on the Go Set.
LOOK HOW CUTE THE PACKAGING IS. I love a gift with a nice presentation, and these really knock it out of the park.
The Up and Glow Set contains 4 products and a cute little bag. It’s actually a limited-edition set of best-selling Kiehl’s products to cleanse, treat, brighten and moisturize your skin. Products included: Ultra Facial Cleanser, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, and the Ultra Facial Cream.
And get this…it’s 36% OFF right now.
This awesome Men’s Groom On The Go Set is ONLY $40! And actually, it’s 15% OFF right now, so it’s really ONLY $34! It’s also a limited-edition set, but this one features travel-sized men’s skin care favorites in packaging designed by Lyon-based artist Maite Franchi. The products follow: Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, and the Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment.
Chris doesn’t know he’s getting this. And let’s face it, he probably doesn’t even want it. BUT HE NEEDS IT. He needs to start making skincare a priority, and I think this set will be a nice introduction to some great products.
AND SERIOUSLY. The set makes such a nice presentation. Just throw it under the tree and call it a day.
Y’all know I’m devoted to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.
Well, look at this sweet little set!
This limited edition set contains 4 of Charlotte’s iconic products, all in small sizes perfect for travel OR perfect to try if you’ve been interested in the products. The set includes the following: Goddess Clay Mask (a clay mask that hydrates, repairs and purifies for flawlessly new, babylike skin in just 10 minutes), Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir (a serum with golden vitamin C and polyglutamic acid for brighter skin with reduced signs of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles), Charlotte’s Magic Cream (a cream that floods skin with moisture for a glowing complexion in a flash), and her Wonderglow Face Primer (a hybrid primer that combines an anti-aging elixir and complexion-enhancing light diffusers to turn dull, dehydrated skin around in a flash).
I love that these products are packaged so beautifully. It really does make a lovely gift.
This Bobbi Brown set is an incredible value! It’s $229 worth of product for ONLY $99. But actually, it’s ON SALE right now for ONLY $69! That’s a lot of bang for your buck.
First of all, the green bag is awesome. It’s got 3 zippered pouches on the inside, making it so easy to keep products organized and ready to use.
The set includes the following: Full-size Cranberry Essentials Eye Palette, Full-size Smokey Eye Mascara, Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Truffle, a Full-size Angled Eyeshadow Brush, a Full-size Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss in In the Buff, a Full-size Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Aruba, and a Vitamin Enriched Face Base sample (0.05 oz.).
I don’t know anybody that wouldn’t be excited to receive this one.
This eyeshadow palette is gorgeous. The packaging is truly stunning, and it’s 33% OFF right now, making it right under $40!
It contains 12 colors, featuring pinks, golds, pomegranates, and cool nudes.
This set is OH SO GLAM and the packaging is absolutely beautiful. This would be great for any makeup lover, but I think especially for a teen in your life.
The little box contains two drawers.
The top drawer contains the 14 shade eyeshadow palette, and the bottom drawer contains Liquid Liner, Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara, a Deluxe sample-size Eye Primer.
I also grabbed some odds and ends, and I think that all 4 of these products would be cute given together since they are all hair related.
And everything shown here would make an awesome stocking stuffer!
After closer inspection, I did realize that the Moroccanoil set is the oil and a candle, which is kind of disappointing. I wish it were a hair product instead.
Rose Quartz face tools are all the rage right now, and I love that there are 3 tools in this set that they are calling a “skin gym”. This is a Nordstrom-exclusive set featuring full-size and mini Rose Quartz Facial Rollers and a Gua Sha Tool, too. Used in traditional Chinese beauty rituals, facial rolling and gua sha have been used to help provide a relaxing facial massage. All three tools work together to enhance your beauty regimen and pair perfectly with a serum or facial oil.
I’ve always been unsure how to use tools like this, but I think I’m going to grab this set and then watch some YouTube videos and get to work rolling my face!
If you want to see some of the other sets Nordstrom is offering right now, click HERE.
MAYBE YOU WANT TO GIVE MAKEUP, BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO GIFT A SET
So, I started thinking…
There are probably some of you that want to give or receive a beauty product, but you don’t want to give a set. For those of you that are interested in a single beauty product, here are my Top 5 giftable beauty products (that I have and love).
1) The Peter Thomas Roth Hydra Gel Eye Patches. I was first introduced to them in April of 2018, and I’ve been using them ever since. When at a conference, one of my friends brought these out for all of us to try. One use, and I was hooked. We all were. And right now they are ON SALE!
So, how do you use them and what benefits do they have?
You use the enclosed spatula to gently lift and separate a patch from the others, and then you apply the patches under your eye to clean and dry skin.
If you apply with the pointy side up, you will target under eye puffiness and wrinkles. If you apply with the pointy side down, you can target your crow’s feet. They feel nice and cool on your skin when you put them on (I’ve heard some even keep them in the fridge), and I leave them on for 10-15 minutes. The caffeine that’s in them helps de-puff the eye area, and the 24K gold will leave your skin appearing firmer, lifted, and brighter! #YESPLEASE
They are expensive, but I really do notice a marked difference after using them. I don’t use them every day, only when I look extra tired or have extra puffy eyes.
2) I truly love this palette. It’s so convenient to have the blush, highlighter, and bronzer all in 1 compact.
While the matte bronzer warms your complexion, the radiance luminizer creates a lit-from-within glow, and the brightening blush restores your natural flush of color.
Those aren’t my words, but I 1000% agree with them, and I couldn’t have said it better myself.
3) This makeup brush IS MY FAVORITE OF ALL MY NEW FAVORITES. It’s an investment for sure, but it’s wonderful. It applies the makeup onto my skin in a way that I’ve never seen before. It helps it go on sooo smoothly and sooo evenly. The application appears flawless, y’all. It’s FLIPPING MAGICAL. If you want to see me applying foundation with it, head to my “Nord. Beauty” highlight on instagram stories (2nd from the left).
4) Blackberry and Bay is my newest Jo Malone fragrance, and her scents make wonderful gifts. I’m not good at describing scents, so I’ll let the professionals do the talking: A burst of deep, tart blackberry juice, blends with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. Vibrant and verdant. It’s LOVELY. And it feels very Fall to me. It feels crisp. And it’s ON SALE!
5) The gloss 2nd from the left is FANTASTIC. It’s Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lip Gloss in Walk of No Shame, and I think it will look great on just about everyone! Wrap it up for under the tree, or even just throw it in a stocking.
DYSON AIRWRAP REVIEW
Okay, y’all. This week went haywire on me, but I promised all of you a review of the Dyson Airwrap on my last beauty post, so I’m going to deliver today. I didn’t want to put it off any longer in case some of you are considering this for yourself or a loved one for a luxury gift.
This baby is E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E.
It’s a truly amazing tool. And I totally see how it could be life changing for many. This set comes with the following:
– 1.2-inch Airwrap barrel engineered to create voluminous curls or waves (for both left and right)
– 1.6-inch Airwrap barrel engineered to create loose curls or waves (for both left and right)
– Firm smoothing brush engineered to smooth and control frizz-prone hair.
– Soft smoothing brush engineered to gently align and smooth fine hair.
– Round volumizing brush engineered to volumize and shape fine, flat hair.
– Pre-styling dryer takes hair from wet to damp to prep for styling.
And if using the Airwrap barrels, IT USES HOT AIR TO CURL YOUR HAIR, Y’ALL.
It’s truly a thing of wonder.
Here’s the deal, it dries and styles simultaneously. I do recommend pre-drying your hair to where it’s just semi-damp, and then switchint to an attachment of your choice to finish the drying and the styling.
I chose a barrel, AND LOOK AT THAT CURL!
It produces bouncy and light curls that would rival any curls you would receive from a professional blow out.
It’s challenging to use with my hair since it’s so layered, but I think that ladies with longer hair that’s all closer to 1 length are going to be totally OBSESSED. And I think with more practice, I’m going to love it too.
I’ve received many compliments on my hair on days that I’ve used it, but it definitely takes me longer than I would like right now. I think I’ll be able to shave off time with practice.
And I have to say, as I continue to learn to use it, I’m pretty positive I’m going to love it. And just don’t take my word for it, go check out the fantastic reviews on the site. I’m going to load some videos of me using it on instagram today, but you can also look up videos on YouTube to see it in action and better understand how to use it. There’s a bit of a learning curve, but I’m already so much more comfortable using it then when I first took it out of the box.
Before you go, I’ve received lots of questions about the makeup I’m wearing in the picture below.
Most questions are centering on my lashes and my lipstick.
My lashes are super noticeable in this picture because they aren’t my own. AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. I think that these lashes look AMAZING and they are pretty dang user friendly. Per the instructions, I did cut a small section off of each row to make them fit my eyes better, and it worked! I’ve tried several different styles and brands of lashes, and I think that these are a pretty natural look, while still giving you long and pretty lashes. I didn’t want people to look at me and immediately know I was wearing fake lashes, and these really deliver. I’m using this glue now (different than the one I was originally using) and really like it. The tiny little brush allows for precise application, and it dries clear.
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 tools, AND I’M HAVING THE BEST TIME.