Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Updated Shopping Guide for General Access Dates!

Nordstrom anniversary sale shopping guide
New beauty picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 General Access
Last week, I shared my shopping guide for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for early access for card members and today--since General Access to the sale begins on 7/20 and runs through 8/5--I am excited to offer an updated look at my picks, along with a fresh round of beauty products to consider! 

On a semi-related note, I am currently typing this post from an undisclosed location that you will never guess, but I can't wait to share the news soon ; )

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and recommendations galore! 

Fresh finds. 
// FRESH NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE FINDS//
  • *Skin Inc. Rose Gold Optimizer Voyager Tri-Light Set: LED light therapy has been an experimental go-to for me for years and, after reading so many positive reviews of the Tri-Light, I am thrilled to begin integrating it into my routine. Endowed with three different lights wave--red for firming, lifting and anti-aging, yellow for increasing glow and banishing dark spots and blue for combatting extra oil production and acne--this battery operated (read: no need for bulky chargers) device possesses the ability to deliver serious results. Currently it is on sale for the Anniversary event for $175 (and also comes with two best-selling masks) while it's retailing for $265 everywhere else (if you can find it as it's oft-sold out). If you've been looking to invest in a light treatment, this is a genius place to start. 
  • *ReFa CARAT Beauty Roller Tool (reviewed HERE): If you're skincare goal involves boosting circulation (which, of course, ultimately leads to heightened collagen production), then a beauty roller should be on your radar. This particular version is sized to be used on face and body alike, making it a wise and utilitarian investment. 
  • *Lunata One-Inch Wireless & Rechargeable Styler: A gorgeous, high-performance rose gold and white straightener that is cordless? Yes, please! I'm quite enchanted with this recent launch from Lunata, which smoothes, straightens and--with the flip of the wrist--creates beachy waves in seconds while valiantly mitigating typical damage associated with heat styling. It's a gem! 
  • *Koh Gen Do Herbal Spa Mist: I am an avid fan of the Koh Gen Do Spa Water and this new mist--infused with skin soothing herbs--is a brilliant setting spray, mid-day pick-me-up or evening refresher. 
  • *La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation in Golden Beige (reviewed HERE): A harmonies fusion of skincare and makeup, this foundation works well on all skin types, ensuring that the proprietary La Prairie caviar benefits grace one's skin all day in the form of a medium coverage base. 
  • *Laura Mercier Matte Bronzing Powder Soleil: This exquisite bronzer is matte yet slightly luminous, gently sculpting the face without shimmer or a powdery finish. 
  • *Laura Geller Supersize Gilded Honey Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator:  A timeless classic, this tender gold-meets-champagne effortlessly highlights while being suitable for a spectrum of skin tones and the extra large version is currently a part of the sale! 
  • *Chanel Hand Cream (reviewed HERE): As luxurious as one would imagine, I use mine daily. Even though it's not on sale, I'm adding one to my current cart because I'm almost out! 
  • *Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette: Brimming with wearable shades with magnificent color payoff, this 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Glorifier (reviewed HERE): A beautiful balm-meets-wash of customized color, this baby rose is just as pretty on the inside as it is outside. It tints lips without turning "hot pink," which is rare in the land of pH-influenced lip color. So worth it. 
  • *Sisley-Paris Lip Delight in Sweet (swatches of all three shades + review HERE): The peachy goodness of the shade sweet is amplified by a cushiony oil texture that is treatment- focused for smooth shine and a translucent wash of color. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Cashmere (reviewed HERE): I am still smitten with this new sueded velvet lip color and have enjoyed wearing the neutrals (like Pouty) and pinks (like Flower Power) and now I've moved onto the reddish hues in the lineup. Intensely moisturizing with excellent color payoff and lasting power, this is the lipstick of the season.  **Worn at the end of this post...Coquelicot is a sublime coral red to consider...keep scrolling for swatches of all eight shades. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Corrector for Eyes (reviewed HERE): My new addiction, I don't know how my eyes ever survived without this. Somehow, a few sweeps of the click brush banish orbital shadows of exhaustion while remaining completely smooth and flawless for hours. **Worn at the end of this post...Almond is my perfect match. 
Swatches in outdoor lighting (we had a rare rainstorm in Southern California yesterday, hence the cloudy sky)
cle de peau radiant corrector for eyes swatches
The *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Corrector for Eyes (reviewed HERE)
cle de peau radiant corrector for eyes swatches
Swatches of the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Corrector for Eyes.
A close up of the *Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette
Swatches (a single pass per color) of the *Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette in outdoor lighting .
Beauty gadget closeup. 
The *Skin Inc. Rose Gold Optimizer Voyager Tri-Light Set
 is an incredible deal during the sale...I am using it every day for 10 minutes and can't wait to calibrate the results. 
The *ReFa CARAT Beauty Roller Tool (reviewed HERE):
can be used on both face and body, lending to its versatility. 
Style + substance...the rose gold and white color scheme of the *Lunata One-Inch Wireless & Rechargeable Styler is just as captivating as its performance. 

// ADDITIONAL BEAUTY // I have used all four of these purchases frequently in the last week...no regrets, no returns! 
  • Tom Ford Iris Bronze Eye and Lip Set: Costing less than a single eyeshadow quad, this stunning set includes an exclusive eyeshadow quad in some of the most neutral and wearable shades I've encountered in ages as well as two mini lipsticks in the brilliantly nude beige Spiced Honey and my-lips-but-better Casablanca. **Palette is worn in the images at the end of the post
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette: The three shades in this palette--Surreal Glow, Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure--adeptly sculpt and flush the complexion while looking entirely natural. The diffused and lit-from-within effect is simply beautiful. **Worn in the images at the end of the post
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lipstick Set: This trio was love at first sight; I run through the iconic Pillow Talk lip liner regularly so it's inclusion in a set with two exclusive-to-the-sale lipstick colors (the glorious peachy pink Blushing Dream and medium neutral pink Rose Kiss) made this a must for me. Both lip colors are welcome additions to my collection and I have a feeling Blushing Dream (worn in the images at the end of the post) will have a permanent place in my purse. 
  • Dior Addict Pink Glow Lip Set: Begin with a glossy pink Dior emblazoned pouch, add the cult classic Lip Glow, toss in an ultra pigmented, hydrating peachy pink lipstick (Lacquer Stick in Palm Beach) and include a mini lip plumping gloss and you have a near perfect lip offering. I bought one for myself and one as a gift...this does not disappoint! 
Some other exclusives to look at include: 
--Shop the Beauty--



Burberry Heritage 54mm Square Sunglasses Nordstrom
Burberry Heritage 54mm Square Sunglasses

 // ACCESSORIES // One of my favorite purchases of the sale, hands down, is this glorious pair of   Burberry Heritage 54mm Square Sunglasses. I have worn them almost daily since buying them last week as they are incredibly comfortable and the lenses, though highly protective, somehow brighten up the world while blocking UV rays. The biggest test for them was a sweltering 15-hour day at Disneyland and they performed like a champ...not sliding down the nose even though the sweat was plentiful!

I also recommend taking a peek at the
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The complete look.
// THE COMPLETE LOOK //
cle de peau lipstick cashmere swatches
The *Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Cashmere (reviewed HERE):
cle de peau lipstick cashmere swatches
From L-R: The *Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Cashmere in Pouty,  Sweet Song, Legend, Decadent, Flower Power, Wild Geranium, Coquelicot and Entrapment. 
//ADDITIONAL STYLE PICKS...Images of each piece in action can be found HERE//
--Shop the Style--

The eye look, featuring the warm neutrals from the *Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette.



Applying the *Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Cashmere in Coquelicot


Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you found this updated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping guide enlightening and helpful and would love to hear about what you picked up from the sale...do tell! As aforementioned, general access (for non-Nordstrom card holders) for the sale runs from 7/20-8/5; I suggest shopping early and often for best availability.  

Good things ahead, including a host of new product procurements and a very special announcement--with a major clue into my current whereabouts--coming soon! 

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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