Early Access To The Nordstrom Sale

by
LAURYN

 

OH YEEEEEESSSSSS.

Finally, the Nordstrom anniversary sale is here. No big deal… just my favorite sale of the year.

IT’S ALWAYS SO GOOD.

Today I’m sharing my EARLY ACCESS picks with you guys. These are items that I’ve talked about before, but I truly believe in them & think they’re worth the investment whether they’re on sale or not. But lucky you, they are on sale!

The true sale starts July 19 & runs until August 4, but here are my early access standouts:

SUPERGOOP SUNSCREEN MIST

You guys have to try this Supergoop suncreen mist. It’s ideal for touching up throughout the day- one that you can throw in your bag & GO. Of course I like to use sunscreen first ( not a mist ), then apply the makeup, & go. But later in the day around 2 pm- the mist is IDEAL. In fact, it’s perfect. You can even mist your neck, chest, shoulders- you know I go crazy & even do my arms.

This is a $40 value on sale for $28 & you get a full size plus a travel one too.

What it does: “Antioxidant-rich rosemary and mint help improve skin’s complexion and deliver an invigorating essence, providing you with the perfect pick-me-up for flawless, fresh, sun-safe skin throughout the day. It also contains silica silylate, which scatters light to reduce shine and provides a matte finish. This home and away duo makes it easy to tote your protecting mist with you wherever you go.”

Sidenote: If you do ONE thing for your skin PLEASE wear sunscreen DAILY. Even if you don’t plan on being outside much it’s important to put it on. Sunscreen helps protect you from the sun to prevent lines & wrinkles. Did you know that indirect sun exposure from going to your car or the store adds up over time? We’re talking the equivalent of 3 days laying in the sun over the course of a year. Dr. Dennis told us this on TSC HIM & HER podcast episode after he did a study. Gnarly huh! Also be sure to wear giant sunglasses & put SPF on your eyelids.

DR. DENNIS GROSS FACIAL STEAMER

While we’re on the topic of skin & Dr. Dennis, I must say his facial steamer is an amazing addition to your skin care routine. This one is on sale for $139, regularly $190, PLUS you get 14 of Dr. Dennis Gross’ peel pads too. You know I love these peel pads ( so does Michael ) – read more about them here.

I remember doing at home facials with friends & we’d heat up a bowl of water & then stick our face above it to open our pores. Now this may sound nuts but even as an adult when I’m cooking pasta, I STILL DO THIS. Like the pasta is cooking & there I am sticking my face in a boiling bowl of lentil pasta.I don’t recommend this ‘pasta facial’ by the way- I feel like it’s very unsafe?

Jackie Schimmel of The Bitch Bible told me about this gem & I never looked back. She’s hilarious so one night I was reading her blog this is what she had to say about this specific facial steamer:

“Not to sound dramatic, I’d sell my future child for a facial steamer. It is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. My skin has never been better. The day you order this steamer is the first day of the rest of your life. Sometimes when I am feeling wild & fucking alive, I infuse my facial steamer with rose water or my toner and think that if Leo DiCaprio ever propositioned me for sex it would be solely because I’ve had a really amazing face steam…So just let that marinade. I am in no way a product junkie. I refuse to spend excess money on products because I am both cynical AND Jewish and would rather buy clothes. Your face is your base!”

So now I don’t need a boiling pan of pasta guys- I just need my at-home steamer.

What it does: “Relax & indulge as luxurious micro-steam technology hydrates and purifies the skin in one simple step, revealing a dewy and soothed complexion in as quickly as nine minutes. An ideal way to begin any at-home facial, the Pro Facial Steamer enhances the benefits of any skin care regimen, priming skin for exfoliation, & product application and accelerating the absorption and effectiveness of products that follow.”

How to use it: “Cleanse your face thoroughly, then pat dry. Fill the water tank with distilled water ( I use bottled water admittedly ) . Turn on the device & steam for up to nine minutes. For dry, dehydrated skin, use for 8-12 minutes. For combination skin, use for 12-15 minutes. For oily skin, use for 15-20 minutes. I usually do 15 minutes because I like intense.”

( NOTE: I like to add some eucalyptus or peppermint essential oils to open up the sinuses- is this weird? ).

CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK LIP SET

BUT LIKE ARE YOU READY FOR THE LIPSTICK OF YOUR DREAMS?

It’s so yummy & perfect and makes your lips look all pillow-y & plump. It looks good on everyone & guess what guys? This lipstick has passed every test.

How, you ask, can one say that if we’re all different skin tones? I know, I know- it’s weird! It’s not normal that a lipstick looks good on EVERYONE? But this one just does. Well at least I’ve tried it on 2309 of my friends & they’re all in love. I even ::tried:: to get Michael to test it out because he is 1/4 Japanese & 1/4 Italian!! His skin tone is super pretty so I wanted to double-check you know? Sure he looked at me like I was crazy. But what can you do? I MEAN YES I KNOW I AM CRAZY.

BUT CRAZY over Pillow Talk by Charlotte Tilbury.

The liner deserves its own special shout out too- I have 3. It’s known in the industry as a LIFE-SAVER. Basically it’s “lip liner to re-shape & re-size your lips.” The liner & lipstick pretty much do the same thing, it just depends on what you’re going for. I got the kit where it comes together- what can I say? When I like something, I like something.

I SHOULD MENTION THIS ISN’T THAT CRUSTY, DRY KIND OF LIPSTICK THAT MAKES YOUR LIPS LOOK UN-BECOMING. This is your lips, ON STEROIDS- K?

Trust me when I say you need this in your beauty bag. The lipstick alone is usually $34, so with this Nordstrom Early Access deal you get a lipstick, a liner & a gloss for $60.

7 FOR ALL MANKIND ‘SLIMMY’ MEN’S JEAN

Alright guys, one of the things you absolutely have to get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are these men’s jeans by 7 For All Mankind. They’re my favorite jeans on Michael. These are nice on a guy’s ass, let me tell ya. The specific ones I like are on sale for $139 (regular price is $200) & they’re called the ‘Slimmy’ ( slim-straight leg ). They’re basically a straight fit that’s cut slim, but NOT skinny. These are jeans to wear every day.  I always stock up on these for Michael when the Nordstrom sale is happening, because they look so good on him. They look best with a white tennis shoe & crisp white shirt. Really there’s nothing hotter. As you know, we’ve both been wearing 7 For All Mankind jeans since high school & they just never disappoint. The integrity of the jean is just insane because they stay exactly the same even after tons of washes. & 7 For All Mankind just knows how to flatter the body. I get really excited when I see that they’re part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because I know the quality I’m getting with them. Anyways, if your husband or boyfriend needs jeans, you gotta get these. They’re major.

While we’re here, talking about jeans, I can’t forget the girls… These boyfriend ones are the perfect casual jean, but without looking slobby, ya know? Also, I’m loving the flared look right now. These ones throw it back in the perfect way while elongating the legs & really holding everything in.

BAREFOOT DREAMS BLANKET

This Barefoot Dreams throw is to die for.

So here’s the back story. We were in Aspen with our friends Gillian & Mauricio and after an oyster-filled dinner we went back to their room to watch Wes Anderson movies. Gillian was all curled up in this delicious, buttery blanket & started to tell me how it was her favorite blanket, just the softest material ever & how all the Kardashians use the blanket for travel & how she even wrapped her son in the blanket. She let me borrow it while we drank almond milk hot chocolate & watched the movie,The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MOVIE I WAS LIKE WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BLANKET AND HOW DO I GET ONE.

I have the leopard one, which is unfortunately sold out, but they have any color you can imagine…gray, cream, rose, black, blue & you just can’t go wrong.

This particular blanket is meant to be used. Chic, even to be used. I plan on bringing mine in my carry-on every minute, using it on the plane, taking it to hotels, the works. It’s a USE ME EVERY SECOND KIND OF BLANKET. Once you touch it, you’ll get it.

ZELLA LIVE IN LEGGINGS

These leggings are such a great staple so I would advise you to stock up. For the early access sale they’re $20 off!

Yes, I have serious reasons for my Zella obsession:

1. it fits my body better than any other activewear line ( they’re true to size ).
2. it’s priced right.
3. it’s cute without being douchy ( sorry to a lot of brands: some of your workout wear is well, douchey…I don’t want to look like Zoolander sweating, thanks ).
4. their leggings having lasted me two years & are still in great condition ( plus they wash well ). They aren’t see through AND they’re reversible!!

When I’m having a fat, fluffy day ( we all have them ), I throw on my Zella black leggings and INSTANTLY feel better. They hold ya in in all the right places & well, they’re SO DAMN SLIMMING, MAN. Plus during the colder seasons they really hold in my winter coat ( aka that cute layer of too much pumpkin roll ).

They’re comfortable too, guys. I can do the splits- Kyle Richard’s style, organize my closet, go for a walk, practice yoga, ice skate, clean the kitchen, work on the computer, workout with Ingrid, you name it.

What are you guys eyeing for the sale? As always share any of your recommendations below, I’m always happy to add more to my cart.

Happy shopping!

x, lauryn

+ scope the prime day sale here.

++ this post is in collaboration with 7 For All Mankind, as always all opinions are my own.

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