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What Should Be On My Vanity: Nordstrom Anniversary Edition

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Nordstrom anniversary sale beauty picks
It’s the most anticipated sale of the year – and for good reason! I’m a bit picky when it comes to beauty sets, but there are some of my all-time favorite products in duos or sets this year. Below are my recommendations:
1. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel Duo – I am on either bottle 5 or 6 of this – I always have one in my collection. (read my review here)
2. Kate Somerville Exfolikate Treatment – This is quite a splurge, but it’s one of the best exfoliators out there. (read my review here)
3. Hourglass Palette – I LIVE for my Hourglass palette and love the Hourglass blushes and bronzer so this palette is a great mix of all three. (read my old reviews here)
4. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Beauty Palette – I never picked up the first Instant Look palette, so I don’t want to miss this one!
5. Sisley Black Rose Radiance Set – One of the best luxury face oils in my collection, and the mask is a brand cult classic. (read my reviews here)
6. Jo Malone Cologne Set – Meep! How cute are these mini bottles?! Such a great selection of fragrances.
7. Neulash Serum Duo – I am currently using this serum and am on month two. It is remarkable how much my lashes are growing! Will be reviewing soon but I highly recommend picking this up if it has been on your radar.
8. YSL Black Opium Set – I bought a roller ball of this earlier this year, and this set is really tempting. It’s a warm yet spicy sent that is ideal for fall.
9. SK-II Anti-Aging Set – If you have ever wanted to try SK-II, this is the set to splurge on! (read my old reviews here)
10. Diptyque Set – Mini Diptyque candles! Need I say more?!!
11. Clarins Double Serum Set – This is a great anti-aging serum for preventive and corrective care, and for (mostly) all skin types. I constantly recommend this to anyone looking for an all around great anti-aging serum. (read my review here)
12. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Liquid Duo – I am never without a bottle of this in my collection. It is a necessity in helping treat and prevent blemishes. (read my review here)
There were quite a few fashion items that caught my eye this year. I picked up a few pieces already and am excited for them to arrive! I will be doing a haul video early next week with the items I receive so make sure you are subscribed to my channel. Here are my favorite items from clothing, shoes and accessories:
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What Should Be On My Vanity: New Skincare


I’m forever perusing all the beauty sections of every site to see what new skincare products are popping up. Here are the ones that caught my eye these past few weeks. 
1. Murad Oil-Control Mask – Anything to keep me matte in the summer is on my radar. I actually have this mask and love using it 1-2x/week in the morning. 
2. Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer – Blur? Hydrating? Yes to all of these. I am already a huge Clinique skincare lover (this cleansing balm and this classic hydrating moisturizer), so I am always intrigued to try their new launches.
3. Guerlain Soothing Comfort Balm – It’s always great to have a product in a skincare routine that is designed to comfort and soothe the skin because irritations are inevitable. This new one from Guerlain seems like something I would want to keep in my cabinet for those instances.
4. Kate Somerville Retinol Firming Eye Cream – I love a retinol product for the face (swear by this oil, this cream and this serum), but there are only a few retinol formulas for the eyes available. This may be a great option for those looking to help address any fine lines and firming for the eye area. 
5. Perricone MD Oil-Free Hydrating Cream – I have already been through an entire jar of this moisturizer from Perricone, so this oil-free hydrating cream sounds like something right up my alley. 
6. Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel – This just arrived in the mail so I will be testing it out this weekend. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this water gel especially for those with oily skin. Stay tuned!
7. Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Facial Water – Grease relief? As an oily skinned gal, that is music to my ears. Not sure how a spray delivers those kinds of results but I am still interested to try it. I’m a sucker for skincare!
8. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream – I am already a huge fan of Drunk Elephant (yay to this serum), and this whipped cream sounds like hydration heaven. Perhaps it conjures up ideas of desserts in my head – either way I think it sounds decadent and wonderful.
9. RMS Beauty Oil – RMS beauty has been on my radar for quite some time – both makeup and skincare. This beauty oil sounds simple and basic, but sometimes those products are the most effective.

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