Friday, August 21, 2020

Still in Stock: My Final Beauty and Style Picks from the Nordstrom Sale


Beauty selects from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 
Happy Friday! This week has been a full one...I almost have all of my classes ready to go for the fall semester (an excess of screen time doesn't begin to describe it) and have been shooting new beauty like crazy, all the while chasing the most darling two year old everywhere (and she's fast, I tell you!). 

Before I embark upon the weekend for a bit of recuperation from the last few days, I am happy to announce that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open for General Access...there are still many brilliant products in stock and I've rounded up some of my favorites to show you in this story.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Sunlit Nordstrom Beauty. 
// THE BEAUTY ETC. //

Voluspa Vermeil Set of 5 Mini Tin Candles
I've been buying Voluspa candles for many years; the tins are beautiful and the candles always smell sophisticated and welcoming. The Voluspa Vermeil Set of 5 Mini Tin Candles. The set comes in five different colors and scents for optimum variety and while I plan to share a few with friends and family, it will be a challenge as I'm growing quite attached to them all. 

I also supplemented my candle stash with a few of the Voluspa Saijo Persimmon Candles. I buy this particular version year round as they smell like a dream and make the best impromptu gifts for neighbors!  
Voluspa Saijo Persimmon Candle
Sisley All Eyes on Sisley Set
For eyes, the Sisley All Eyes on Sisley Set is a sublime option. Containing two full sized products--the L'Integral Anti-Age Eye and Lip Contour Cream (which, by the way, comes with its own rolling tool for precise and therapeutic application) and Eye Contour Mask--this set pampers the orbital area with powerful skincare benefits that smooth, brighten and restore with every application. 

I deeply appreciate that the Contour Cream can be used to refine both the eye and lip areas (points for multitasking!) and I don't travel anywhere without my Eye Contour Mask. It adds instant moisture and vitality for tired eyes on contact. 
Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-Gloss.
While on the subject of Sisley-Paris, I need to show you swatches of these five opulent Le Phyto-Gloss shades! Ultra reflective and wildly plush, the gloss comes in both cream and satin finishes in a chic array of pale, neutral and vibrant tones...I wear the pearlescent Moon like crazy and predict that the radiant mauve Twilight will be the color of fall. 
Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-Gloss swatches
Swatches of the Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-Gloss in direct sunlight. 
Anniversary Sale sets from Charlotte Tilbury...if skincare is your penchant, the Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Skin Secrets Set (center of image) is a must. The Magic Elixir is every bit as good as the name suggests.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set and Charlotte Tilbury Glowing, Gorgeous Eye Secrets Set.
I look forward to the Charlotte Tilbury x Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offerings every single year and this time around, I indulged in both the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set and Charlotte Tilbury Glowing, Gorgeous Eye Secrets Set. Both collections are replete with the pinky nude and golden tones towards which I gravitate in formulas that I already adore. 

The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set contains the Pillow Talk Liner (I'm on #5 of this wonder...that speaks volumes), the original Pillow Talk Lipstick (in my opinion, the best) and the Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk, which increases volume while imparting a rich rosy nude shine. 

The Charlotte Tilbury Glowing, Gorgeous Eye Secrets Set includes the Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Shadow (renown for its ability to resist creasing while wearing evenly for hours) in two exclusive shades: the warm gold Golden Eclipse and Golden Bronze Star Gold. I've been a fan of Star Gold since its release a couple of years ago and thrilled that Charlotte decided to bring it back for this special set. One of my top 3 mascaras of life also comes in this set: The Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara, which lengthens and volumes for a false lash effect. I appreciate that it doesn't smudge, even on my allergy-ridden eyes and love the dramatic 1960s film star result that two coats creates. 
Swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets in direct sunlight. 
Swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Glowing, Gorgeous Eye Secrets Set in direct sunlight....bottom shade is Golden Eclipse and middle shade is Star Gold. 
Sunlit Charlotte Tilbury...these rose gold tones are a sight to behold, no?
The NuFACE Fix, pictured with a Dagne Dover pouch.
I've been a fan of all things NuFACE since the brand's launch nearly a decade ago. My latest go-to is the NuFACE Fix, which is the most portable micro-current device in the lineup. Excellent for eyes and lips, it adds firmness and lift to the most expressive areas of your face...it's purse and travel friendly and delivers instant results in a single 60-second treatment. 
MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Color
Color saturated with the most gorgeous creamy matte finish, the MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Color has arrived, delivering a luxe lip in a single pass. The doe-foot applicator ensures precise application and the muted yet bright tones flatter a spectrum of skin tones. The formula itself feels like silk, leaving lips comfortable and moisturized for hours. Find your shade and utterly enjoy! 

MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Color swatches
Swatches of the MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Color in direct sunlight. 
MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
Also new for MAC, the buttery smooth MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow creates a sueded effect with intense color payoff...the shades are perfectly aligned with the fall months ahead and I've been reaching for the muted plum Ripened and fresh cream Best of Me frequently. 
Swatches of the MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow.
Additionally, all MAC Foundations will be 25% off on 8/22, making it the perfect time to stock up on  your base of choice. I have loved the MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation (my current match is C4) for years on end as it's lightweight, buildable and transfer proof with a gorgeous natural finish. 
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation in C4. 
Guerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Radiance Rituel Set
This month, the venerable French brand Guerlain is offering a beautiful value set. The Guerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Radiance Rituel Set features the royal jelly-rich Abeille Royale Double R Serum (love the way it firms and smooths) along with three deluxe travel sized pieces...the Abeille Royale Honey Nectar Lotion, Abeille Royale Youth Watery Anti-Aging Oil (glowingly discussed on BP multiple times over) and the Abeille Royale Eye Cream. It's a $271 value for $215 and offers a lush introduction to the revered Abeille Royale line. 


In terms of clothes, here are three fresh ensemble recommendations in action...

A top with a twist
(1) This Free People Long Sleeve Top is made of cotton and runs large (wearing a small here). The thumb holes are an intriguing detail that makes me ready for the cooler fall temperatures tom come! 

Next-level casual.
(2) I paired this Band Tee with relaxed (on sale!) denim from Anine Bing. Throw in some strappy slides with a very reasonable 2-inch heel and it's an elevated take on jeans and a tee shirt. 
It's been band tee central over here since mid-March...can anyone else relate?
As dressed up as I'm getting these days. 
(3) I've been wearing a lot of the Spanx Workout to Waves Sports Bra...the full coverage cut is supportive and actually plays well with non-workout clothes like these relaxed Topshop trousers and an animal print blouse. I finished the look with an equally comfortable pair of wedge sandals that I've been wearing nonstop since last fall...so glad they're still in stock. They're lightweight, require no break-in time and feel like you're walking on clouds. Well worth the pursuit! 

Lips, via the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set.
Five things...
// FIVE THINGS NOT PICTURED (BUT STILL LOVED) //
  • Dior Sostellaire Sunglasses: I purchased these during early access and am wearing them constantly; lightweight and unmitigatedly classic, I feel like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's each time I put them on. 
  • Exfolikate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash: I am on my third tube of this gentle yet effective face wash...it cleanses without stripping and leaves my skin feeling balanced. Love it.
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid & Ombre Leather Travel Size EDP: I am partial to travel sized fragrances as it's rare for me to finish a full bottle of anything. Both of these juices smell divine and work well for a his and her gift situation or, in my case, self-gift situation. 
  • ghd Black Platinum 1-Inch Styler: I've had my ghd 1-inch straightener for 7+ years and it's still going strong...it leaves hair silky, soft and straight while mitigating heat damage with every pass. Anytime anyone asks me for a recommendation for a hot tool, I always suggest ghd as my experience has been stellar. 
  • Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil and Lip Color: I adore this body oil year round; it nourishing, glow-inducing and its fragrance is reminiscent of a relaxing vacation (yes, please) and the bright lip is just as mood lifting. 
--Shop the 5 Things--

Eye look via Charlotte Tilbury Glowing, Gorgeous Eye Secrets Set


Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this updated look my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell!

Everything from the Anniversary Sale goes back to full price on 8/30 and products continue to get restocked daily so keep checking for your favorites this month.

Good things ahead, including two foundation-centric stories, a fresh video and a host of new fall product procurements...cannot wait to share.

Stay strong, take good care, much love and more soon,

xx

--The Beauty Professor 


**Many thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post, 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.  © 2012-20 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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