The upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the most anticipated shopping event…all sorts of epic and totally worth the hype. Known for its annual exclusives in sizes and configurations seen nowhere else ever, Nordstrom consistently succeeds in the ‘add to cart’ game. Shockingly, even a beauty writer who receives so much swag cannot stay away from the July promotions. I plan to stock up on quite a few favorites. The 300 or so beauty offers include makeup (for example, this Dior Blush Palette that looks too perfect for its own good), fragrance (oh, hi Jo Malone Cologne Set that everyone needs) and my ultimate favorite category: skincare.
An institution really, the Erno Laszlo brand is almost legendary in the skincare industry. These deluxe-sized, travel-friendly must-haves offer a two-step cleansing ritual that removes dirt, makeup, and excess oil without stripping or drying the skin. Pick a Hydrating or Detoxifying Cleansing Duo and indulge in the ritual of Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil followed by a choice of moisturizing Phelityl Cleansing Bar or the iconic Detoxifying Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar. Only the most perfect introduction to the brand.
Of all sonic cleansing devices I’ve tried, FOREO LUNA™ ‘mini’ has the strongest presence in my shower. Suitable to work with every skin type and all kinds of facial cleansers, this vibrating innovation delivers a deep cleanse with anti-aging benefits. The T-Sonic™ technology helps clean deep within the pore and remove dead cells and impurities from the skin’s surface. It also increases elastin levels for a smoother, firmer appearance. P.S. It lasts months (like 5 or something) on a single charge and comes in a range of colors.
Juicy and delicious, these round pads are soaked through and through in lush plant extracts (Cranberry, Grape, White Tea, and Witch Hazel) with a boost of Vitamin E, Rice Milk, and essential oils to cleanse, tone, and hydrate in a single step. Ideal for travel or on a lazy night, these handy multi-taskers have been a staple in my grooming routine for years. Speaking from experience, this is an unbeatable deal.
Seriously underrated, this magical solution from Paula’s Choice is a slippery liquid that goes on after your cleanser but before a moisturizer. A true chemical exfoliant, it is loaded with 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid to gently resurface, increase collagen production, unclog pores, and make stubborn blackheads disappear. Radiant, even toned, and blemish free skin guaranteed.
These two full size superheroes are indeed pricey but this deal is so good it is 100% splurge worthy. Known for their luxurious and effective botanical blends, Sisley delivers overnight miracles in the Black Rose Precious Face Oil and erases signs of fatigue, jet lag, or lack of sleep with the Black Rose Cream Mask. Full on decadent, this indulgent duo will boost every skincare routine, adding the sought after glow to complexions that easily become dull, lackluster or… sad. Grab this set because you will regret it if you don’t. Just saying.
Featuring a dual chamber delivery system, this immortal yet often improved formula from Clarins is one of the best skincare products on the market. Totally universal, this plant based treatment provides oil and water based components that mimic and replenish the skin’s hydrolipic film. Perfect for all skin types, ages and ethnicities, Clarins Double Serum is an anti-aging treatment for everyone seeking a vibrant, firm, more youthful appearance. Lush yet lightweight, it wears fantastically year round day or night.
If you’re only just relatively happy with your skincare routine, you’ve settled. Adding a new serum to your line up can transform your complexion and boost the results significantly. In a word: flawless, Thalgo Hydrating Serum provides a punch of hydration that plumps up fine lines, soothes tired skin, and adds much needed radiance. Whether you’re dry, oily or acne-prone, this lightweight solution won’t clog pores nor trigger irritation. Featuring Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Water, and Pansy Extract, it deliver plumper, glowing skin over time and layers well under your moisturizer day and night.
While I am a hardcore advocate of the AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream (which *by the way* is also offered in a tremendously priced two-pack HERE), the brand’s Mineral Body Lotion is a superb moisturizer. Fueled by its proprietary Osmoter™ Complex and rich in Dead Sea Minerals, this light and creamy lotion sinks in within seconds and leaves the skin comfortably hydrated and silky smooth for hours. Major props for the user friendly pump bottle because when one handed application is an option, there is a higher chance I’ll actually reach for the stuff.
A golden tan without the risk of premature aging? That’s right. This foolproof duo features the Gradual Tan In-Shower which is like washing and emerging with a subtle hint of color with literally zero effort. It is paired with Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse that gives you a solid blast of sun-like glow in…are you ready for this? One hour. A pale complexion is great. In the winter. Remember to exfoliate and moisturize any dry areas before playing with a self tanner. If you somehow manage to streak, make a melamine sponge (aka Mr. Clean Magic Eraser) your best friend.
Rare to find, this German made hand cream cures dry, rough, and itchy situations with a single application. Super absorbent and channeling a subtle herbal aroma, this nourishing hand treatment is loaded with Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, and Vitamin B5. Keep one on your nightstand and throw the second one in your bag, car or desk drawer because you will never want to be without. As someone with chronically dry hands, the Gerlan duo is a non-negotiable #NSale score every year.