What was the best advice you’ve received on skincare? Share!
Apply sunscreen and do so generously–do not purchase something really, really expensive and then use a tiny amount; get something you can afford and apply it all over and thoroughly.
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2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives & GWPs
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 is here for Nordstrom cardholders! Early access kicks off July 10th through July 17th. Sale opens to everyone July 18th. You can flip through their sneak peek catalog of some of the items to be had during the sale here. My hard copy has so many dog-eared pages right now, LOL!
- ANTICA FARMACISTA: 33% off entire brand
- BLOWPRO: Perfect Shower Cap for $10 ($18 value), two limited edition prints
- BOBBI BROWN: Nude on Nude Color Set for $85 ($208 value) includes 12-pan eyeshadow palette, full-sized Pitch Black Gel Eyeliner, full size Smokey Eye Mascara; Nude on Nude Brush Set for $68 ($90.50 value) with four brushes + case
- BOTTEGA VENETA: Anniversary set for $145 ($217 value) includes 2.5 oz. EDP, 6.7 oz. body lotion
- BUTTER LONDON: 10-piece set for $49 ($104 value) includes Brick Lane, Macbeth, La Moss, Giddy Kipper, Petrol, Slapper, Yummy Mummy, Chimney Sweep, Nail Foundation, Hardwear
- CLARINS: UV Plus HP Double Edition $57 ($82 value), Total Eye Double Edition $127 ($166 value), Moisture Rich Body Lotion Supersize 400ml $50 ($82 value)
- CLARISONIC: Mia 2 set for $159 ($231 value), Capri or Parrot Bay or Fiji Set for $150 ($222 value)
- CLINIQUE: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Plus Home & Away Set $38 ($55.50 value), 4.2 oz. plus 1.7 oz. travel tube; Moisture Surge Home & Away Set $67 ($104 value) 4.2 oz. plus 1.7 oz. travel tube
- DEBORAH LIPPMANN: Color Trio for $29 ($36 value) includes You Got Me Started, Let’s Stay Together, Make Someone Happy
- ESTEE LAUDER: Gift with $45 Purchase, includes cosmetic clutch, Advanced Night Repair, Sumptuous Mascara, Nutritious Cleanser, Choice of Moisturizer/Mini 10-Palette Eyeshadow/Lipstick
- GUCCI: Made to Measure Set for $100 ($150 value) includes 3 oz. EDT, 1.6 oz. After Shave Balm, 1.6 oz. Shower Gel
- JACK BLACK: Beard Lube Conditionimg Shave 33 oz. for $60 ($93.50 value); Epic Moisture Body Wash 33 oz. for $46 ($71.50 value)
- JO MALONE: Cologne Collection for $88 ($110 value) includes Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Orange Blossom, Blackberry & Bay, Pomegranate Noir, Grapefruit
- KATE SPADE: Live Colorfully Fragrance Anniversary Set for $75 ($195 value) includes 3.4 oz. EDP and rollerball
- Creme de Corps 32 oz. for $75.00 ($107 value)
- Ultimate Hydration Set for $85 ($125 value) includes 1.7 oz. Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, 1.7 oz. Ultra Facial Cream, 0.47 oz. Creamy Avocado Eye, 0.13 oz. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 0.67 oz. Ultra Facial Cleanser
- Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Set for $105 ($165 value) includes 1.7 oz. Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, 1.7 oz. Powerful Wrinkle Cream, 0.47 oz. Powerful Wrinkle Eye, 0.13 oz. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 0.67 oz. Ultra Facial Cleanser
- Super Multi Corrective Set for $110 ($160 value) includes 1.7 oz. Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, 1.7 oz. Super Multi-Corrective Cream, 0.5 oz. Midnight Recovery Eye, 0.13 oz. Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 0.67 oz. Ultra Facial Cleanser
- LA MER: The Refreshing Collection for $295 ($386 value) includes 1 oz. Soft Cream, 0.5 oz. Regenerating Serum, 0.17 oz. Eye Balm Intense, 1 Hydrating Facial Application
- LANCOME: Gift with $39.50 purchase ($140 value); Lash Wardrobe Mascara Set for $39.50 ($94 value), deluxe sizes of Definicils, Hypnose, Hypnose Drama, 1.7 oz. Bi-Facil, full-size Noir Artliner, deluxe Cils Booster
- LAURA MERCIER: Flawless Expressions for Eyes, Cheeks, Lips for $85 ($130 value) includes cheek/eye palette, mini Caviar in Rose Gold, full-size mascara and Gilded Rose Lip Glace; Mini Lip Glace Set for $50 ($83 value) includes Daiquiri, Bare Pink, Whisper, Sweetheart, Bonbon
- MAC: Look in a Box Face Kit in All About Beige or All About Plum ($49.50 each, $101 value); Look in a Box in All About Pink, All About Coral, All About Nude ($39.50 each, $70 value); Basic or Advanced Brush Kit for $49.50 ($118 value)
- MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Daisy Exclusive Set for $82 ($137 value) includes 3.4 oz. EDT, 5 oz. body lotion
- NARS: Cheek Palette for $49 ($72 value) includes Laguna, Mistinguette, Devotee, Orgasm; Dolce Vita Lip/Nail Set for $52 ($66 value), Shciap Lip/Nail Set for $52 ($66 value)
- Purity Home & Away Set for $52 ($93 value) includes 32 oz. Purity One Step Facial Cleanser and 8 oz. Travel Size
- Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash Home & Away Set for $59.50 ($123 value) includes jumbo liter and 4 oz. travel size
- Fragranced 3-in-1 Gel Home & Away Available in Amazing Grace or Pure Grace for $37 ($65 value), includes 32 oz. and 8 oz. version
- Fragranced Body Emulsion Home & Away Available in Amazing Grace or Pure Grace for $54 ($94 value) includes a 32 oz. and 8 oz. version
- SHISEIDO: Future Solution LX Set for $130 ($212 value)
- SMASHBOX: Studio Pro Brush Set for $89 ($239 value) includes #10, #16, #5, #22, #10, #39, #21, #12, #6 and Full Exposure Brushes
- TORY BURCH: Exclusive Fragrance Set for $115 ($172 value) includes 3.4 oz. EDP, 1 oz. EDP
- TRISH MCEVOY: Anniversary Planner for $168 ($295 value); Skinscare Set for $185 ($408 value), Brush Set for $145 ($210 value)
- VIKTOR & ROLF: Flowerbomb Set for $125 ($189 value) includes 1.7 oz. EDP, 6.7 oz. body lotion, 0.34 oz. rollerball
- YSL: Must Haves Set for $76 ($125 value) includes full-size No. 2 Touche Eclat, No. 7 Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes, Mini Babydoll Mascara, Mini Black Eyeliner, Mini Makeup Remover
Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section!
- Your skin tone/coloring:
- Favorite cream blush formula?
- Favorite cheek stain formula?
- Favorite powder blush formula?
Do you enjoy applying makeup to others? Share!
It can be fun, but it has to be the right setting/tone – playing around is fun, but doing someone’s makeup for a special event or occasion can be stressful!
Thanks to reader Daniel for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.
If you missed out on the recently limited edition, quick-to-sell-out (but of course!) MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush, which is a light-medium pink, hopefully one of these permanent options will ease the pain. You can see even more dupes over at The Dupe List.
Know of a dupe? Consider submitting it!
What beauty product would you invent if you could? No matter how far-fetched!
A cheap, effective skincare solution that worked for everyone! Trying to find the right products can be so difficult, and what works for your best friend may not work for you and vice versa, so it’s mostly trial and error, which is expensive and frustrating.
Thanks to reader Carolyn for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.