Today I’m sharing some of the best beauty products I own. I bought some of them at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in past years, and they must have been products other people loved too because they’re back again this year. Woohoo! Some of the products pictured are new purchases this year, and I’m telling you what I bought and what I think. Also, I’m trying a cool tech thing today that’s got me unreasonably excited. Here it is: If you want more information about the products above, simply click on them in the photo at the top of this post and a new page will open with product details. WHAT???!!! (Not gonna lie, feelin’ kinda tech savvy right about now…LOL.)
I use this gentle but effective cleanser every night to remove my makeup. It’s perfect for (ahem!) mature complexions because it doesn’t dry out your skin. After washing once, I spread some on my Clarisonic, and really get down there deep. Then I follow with my new favorite night cream. I buy this Philosophy set every year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because it’s a good value and it lasts forever.
I think one of the secrets to glowing skin is regular exfoliation. This product is what I use every morning on my face, neck, and even my hands and feet! It contains little granules that provide gentle exfoliation. It leaves my skin soft and ready for my morning serum and moisturizer.
Okay, I’ll be honest. These two may or may not work. They are soft and silky smooth, and the fabric is embedded with copper, which is a mineral that supposedly has skin-enhancing properties. According to the Illuminage website: “This technology is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks. Copper is naturally found in your skin and is known to play an important role in skin’s renewal process.” Y’all, I have no way of showing you how undoubtedly horrific I would look if I did not use these! LOL. That said, I am all for a beauty product that requires no effort on my part. I’m content to let my laziness kick in and make me more fabulous while I’m fast asleep. 🙂
This was one of my two beauty purchases this year from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s the perfect blush trio for summer because each shade is different, but each has a bronze tint to give you that little kiss of sunshine right along your cheekbones. I am so enamored with it that I wrote about it in my last SO in the KNOW post. (Along with some other cool stuff I just had to share with you! Check it out here.)
Okay, so this is the fancy schmancy beauty product that celebrities swear works wonders. I told my husband I had to try it in the name of research. (I’m there for you, my friends.) The bad news is that I love it. Unlike any beauty product I’ve ever used, it stays on and keeps working. It doesn’t absorb (or evaporate, or rub off, or whatever all my other moisturizers do), so in the morning I can still feel it on my skin. I can really tell the difference. My skin is softer, more pliable, and wrinkles have softened and diminished. I was a skeptic, but not anymore. A little goes a long way, and this little set will easily last me six months.
I’m pretty sure y’all are sick of hearing me sing the praises of this little device. A few of you have told me you bought a knock off instead. That’s cool. I tried that too at first. I think this one works a lot better. Sometimes you get what you pay for and sometimes you don’t. (Raise your hand if you like generic peanut butter like me!) In this case, I think you do.
I shared my love for Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer with you in a previous post. It’s a translucent formula that’s available in makeup base shades, correcting shades, and radiance boosting shades. I’ve linked the one I use (all year long) for a warm, illuminating glow. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale had a duo available with Fluid Sheer + a primer, but it just sold out (like yesterday, after I took this picture). I’m sorry! It’s still a great product, and I highly recommend it. (I’m still using my first bottle! It lasts and lasts.)
What were your best beauty buys from the sale? Share them with me in the comments below and let me know what you think. The sale ends August 6, so there’s still time for me to snag your favorites to try for myself!
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