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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites
If I had a dollar for every time I said how much I love Nordstrom, I’d be able to afford this bag. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale only happens once a year and to be completely honest, besides Christmas, it really is my favorite holiday (other than my birthday). Is there anything better than being able to shop for fall’s top trends two months in advance….ON SALE?  If you’re lucky enough to be a cardholder (I’ll hold off on my former Nordstrom employee rewards card pitch), you get to shop the sale before the general public.

The sale opens up completely on July 17 at 7:30 PM – make sure to shop early, prices officially go up August 4!

I’m proud to admit that I’ll probably shop the sale up until the last day possible, especially when I’m finding new steals everyday. Do you shop the Anniversary Sale? What are you looking to add to your fall wardrobe?


Sunless Summer: Your Guide to Self-Tanners


One of my favorite parts of summer besides maxi dresses, the beach & outdoor dining is the sun-kissed tan this beautiful warm weather brings. But the real question is, what happens when you grow up, get a 9-5 job, or actually start caring about the condition of your skin (skin cancer, wrinkles, peeling skin)?

This is where self-tanners come in!Self-tanners have come such a long way and now come in so many different options: gels, lotions, mousses, sprays, etc. They all give that natural tan without the harmful rays from the sun or even worst….the tanning bed, which I can’t believe people still pay money for!

So in honor of the warm weather and another day closer to summer, I’ve searched and tested several self-tanners to find the best of the best!

Here’s your official guide to self-tanners this summer….

1. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare ‘Alpha Beta Glow Pads’ Anti-Aging Exfoliating Self-Tanner for Face: A self-tanning pad that helps with anti-aging and exfoliation? These pads give the perfect glow to the skin with a great treatment inside.

2. Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel for Face & Body: An oil-free and non-acnegenic tanning gel for the face and body? I’ll take it! This sunless tanning gel smells great and leaves your skin feeling smooth and most importantly, WITHOUT STREAKS.

3. Rodial ‘Brazilian Tan AIRBRUSH’ Self-Tanner:This tinted mist offers an immediate glow to the skin that develops into a perfect tan! This self-tanner offers 360-degree airbrush technology for allover coverage.

4. Lancome ‘Flash Bronzer’ Tinted Self-Tanning Leg Gel: A self-tanning gel enriched with natural caramel extract and light-reflecting micro pearls is just what you need to get the perfect bronze glow!

5. bareMinerals ‘Faux Tan’ Sunless Tanner for Face: This faux face tanner instantly dries and gives you a beautiful sun-kissed tan without any harmful rays. A mineral copper complex works to prolong the effects, while plant-derived emollients help lock in moisture.

Instructions for the perfect sunless tan: Always start with clean, dry, and smooth skin. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize before applying self tanner. Make sure to apply all lotions, gels, and mousses thin and evenly – you can go always go back and add more!

What is your favorite self-tanner? Share in the comments above!

YSL Rougé Volupte Lipstick

I have a confession to make…..


I have a serious addiction with YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks.  I still can’t decide if it’s because of their silky texture, intense pigment, or the fact that they actually stay on my lips! Whatever the reason may be, these lipsticks have me HOOKED.  What started out as a once in a while thing….has now got me begging for more.  The gold lipstick case is a statement in the beauty world and gives off this chic & luxurious vibe.  Did I mention with every swipe you get a sweet yet subtle scent to your lips?

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks
come in 29 beautiful colors, great for all skin tones!

YSL Rouge Volupte

Personal favorites:
14 Orange Shiver
 8 Fetish Pink
10 Provocative Pink
11 Rose Culte
29 Opera Rose

Have you tried the Rouge Volupte line? Which color is your favorite?


Kate Spade ‘Live Colorfully’ Fragrance

“The fragrance is sparkling, modern, and floral – it’s the essence of Kate Spade New York, in a bottle.”
– Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer.


I swear I can’t get enough of Kate Spade lately. From their iPhone cases, handbags and everything in between, I want it all! When I got the promotional email introducing the new ‘Live Colorfully’ fragrance, I knew I had to head over to Nordstrom to check it out.

‘Live Colorfully’ makes me want to grab my beach bag and friends and head down to North Avenue Beach. It is the perfect blend of floral with a hint of vanilla, making it a playful yet classic scent!


  • top notes: mandarin, pink water lily and star anise
  • heart: tiare flower, golden gardenia and coconut water
  • back notes: sheer amber, musk and tahitian vanilla


1.7 oz – – $75
3.4 oz – – $95

Have you tried ‘Live Colorfully’ yet? What are your thoughts?


Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

Has it really been 2 months since my last update on current makeup collections?  Time flies…. As I was visiting my favorite Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom Oak Brook to catch up with friends, I was instantly distracted when I saw the display for Bobbi Brown’s new Lilac Rose Collection! Talk about the perfect way to welcome Spring (minus the 8 inches of snow).

The Lilac Rose collection features a new shimmer brick, sparkle shadow, blush, nude nail polish, and two new lip glosses! After all, there’s nothing more perfect than the soft and beautiful colors of spring! See below for swatches!

Fun Fact: Bobbi’s latest nail polish color ‘Roza’ was named after Bobbi Brown’s in-house manicurist for their office in New York City.

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection-main

(image via Bobbi Brown)

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Lip Glosses: Pink Lilac  – Pink LilyLilac Rose

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Nail Polish Roza

Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Roza

Have you picked up anything from the Lilac Rose Collection yet?


Event Alert: Nordstrom Beauty Blush Hour


I was so excited to hear that Nordstrom Michigan Avenue was having this Beauty Blush Hour for the ladies of the Chicagoland area! So come on, who could say no to a fabulous night where you sip on cocktails, get your makeup done, and pick up an exclusive Blush Hour swag bag?

RSVP today with your favorite makeup counter at 312-464-1515 ext. 1690!


See by Chloé Ea de Parfum


Who doesn’t love to smell good? I mean let’s be honest… perfume can be sexy, playful, sophisticated, girly….do I need to go on? I think my second largest collection in my wardrobe of beauty products is perfume. Perfume, like any other beauty product, has the ability to play up any outfit depending on your mood, season, or occasion. This past weekend I finally got around to trying See by Chloé Ea de Parfum and just like that it was in my Nordstrom shopping bag (weird how that happens so often).

The scent: A beautiful floral that you just can’t get enough of. The fragrance is built on an apple blossom and truly is an irresistible scent.

The price: $58-$98 depending on the size

Complete the fragrance: See by Chloé Body Lotion

What’s your signature fragrance? Make sure to leave a comment above!