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Labor Day Sales To Put On Your Radar

September 4, 2021

Labor Day Sales 2021

Happy weekend! Rounded up all the best Labor Day Beauty Sales I could find this year in case you’re shopping this weekend! Let me know if you have any other good ones to share in the comments. Also added a few for fashion and home (my Gleaming Primrose Mirror is on sale at Anthropologie).

Labor Day Beauty Sales 2021

Bergdorf Goodman – Rewarding Beauty offer runs through 9/8 with code BEAUTY

  • Receive $35 off $250 purchases
  • $100 off $500 purchases
  • $250 off $1,000 purchases
  • $625 off $2,500 purchases

Briogeo – Save 15% off with code BIRTHDAY15, valid through 9/9

Chantecaille – Buy one complexion product, get the second 50% off with code SHADE50

Charlotte Tilbury – Receive a full-size Magic Cream Light with all orders over $165, runs through 9/6

Diptyque – Receive a mini Baies 60th Anniversary candle and Le Grand Tour stickers with orders $200+, use code JOURNEY, while supplies last

EM Cosmetics – Free mini mascara with any purchase, automatically added at checkout

Farmacy Beauty – 20% off sitewide with code LABORDAY20, plus an 8-piece Ritual Gift with orders $115 or more

First Aid Beauty – Spend $100 and get 60 Count Daily Treatment Pads or spend $60 and get 28 count Daily Treatment Pads, valid through 9/7

Fresh Beauty – $20 off $85+ orders plus a 6-piece gift with purchase on orders $100, runs through 9/8

Giorgio Armani Beauty – Up to 50% off times pieces with code SIGNATURE

Glamglow – 25% off sitewide, no code needed

Kate Somerville – Full-size Goat Milk Cleanser face wash gift with any $80 purchase, use code LABORDAYGM, valid through 9/6

Kerastase – Spend $85, Get 2 Hair Care Minis; Spend $100, Get 3 Hair Care Minis; Spend $125, Get 4 Hair Care Minis, use code LBR21 at checkout, valid 9/3-9/7

Kiehl’s – 25% off sitewide plus free gift with purchase $125+

Kopari – 20% off everything, plus free skincare minis kit with $80 purchase

L’Occitane USA – Ongoing gift with purchase offers rotate on their SPECIAL OFFERS page

Laura Mercier – Up to 30% off select product on their Labor Day Sale page, no code needed

MAC Cosmetics – 20% off when you spend $60+ plus a free lip duo when you spend $65+ online, no code needed

Make Up For Ever – 20% off $125+ purchases, 15% off $75+ purchases with code LABORDAY, 25% off Ultra HD Concealer (no coded needed), ends 9/6

Molton Brown – 40% off Labor Day Flash Sale

NordstromSummer Sale up to 60% off through 9/12, Gift With Purchase offers ongoing

Pat McGrath Labs – End of Summer VIP Sale, 25% off sitewide (exclusions apply to Huetopian Dream and Divine Blush Collections), no code required

REN Skincare – 72 hours labor day sale with 30% off Summer Limited Edition Daily AHA Tonic

Riki Loves Riki – 20% off sitewide

Sephora – Up to 50% off Labor Day Sale items

Shiseido – 30% off end of summer sale on select items

Shu Uemura Art of Hair – Buy 1 Full-Size, Get 10% Off; Buy 2 Full-Size, Get 15% Off; Buy 3 Full-Size, Get 20% Off, use code LBR21 at checkout, offer valid 9/3-9/7

Skinstore – 25% off Labor Day Sale event on qualifying items with code LABOR (qualifying items marked on their website) plus a PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum when you spend $150+

Slip – 25% off almost everything with code BEAUTYSECRET at checkout

Smashbox – 25% off your $65+ purchase

Soko Glam – 20% off through 9/7 with code SELFCARE20

T3 – T3 outlet savings up to 70% off, ends 9/12

Tarte – See Ya Summer savings up to 65% off sale items

Ulta Beauty – 21 Days of beauty through 9/18

Urban Decay – 50% off Naked Honey

YSL Beauty – 20% off no minimum, 30% off for rewards club members

Fashion, Home, Accessories

7 For All Mankind – Up to 50% off end of season sale, extra 20% off with code EXTRA20

Alo Yoga – 200+ new sale styles up to 60% off

Anthropologie – 20% off select ready to ship furniture and decor (my Gleaming Primrose Mirror is on sale!)

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo – Up to 80% off summer pieces, use code LABORDAY25 for an additional 25% off sale items

Banana Republic – Labor Day Event, up to 50% off curated styles, plus extra 10% off online orders with code BRLD10

Barefoot Dreams – Select styles are 25% off Labor Day Sale items

Equipment – Up to 70% off sale items

Frame – Extra 30% off sale items for a limited time

J.Crew – get 50% off purchase with code HELLOFALL

Madewell – 30% off sale styles with code CHEERS, ends 9/7

Paige – 20% off sitewide with code LABORDAY2021

Rails – 30% off select styles with code LD30 at checkout

Saks Fifth Avenue – Shop more spend more on sale styles, get 10% off 1 item, 15% off 2 items, 20% off 3+ items with code GETMORE

Splendid – Take 40% off almost everything with code YAY

Vince – Extra 25% off sale items

Let me know if you spot any other good deals this weekend!


Hauls Nordstrom Sales

Best Hair Care + Fragrance Sets From the Nordstrom Anniverary Sale 2021

July 16, 2021

Best Hair Care Fragrance Sets Nordstrom Sale Beauty Exclusives 2021

I have my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Haul Round 2 today with my picks in hair care and fragrance! If you have favorites in any of the lines there are some great bundles and savings available in sets. I’ve rounded up the Best Hair Care + Fragrance Sets I’ve found at Nordstrom Sale this year. Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives here. Don’t forget to check out the Gift With Purchase options too!

Anniversary Sale is available to shop for Icon, Ambassador and Influencer Card Members now! Public Sale starts July 28 and runs through August 8th.


Oribe Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set ($64 sale price, $96 value) is usually available in a value set or travel sizes during this sale and this year they have the full size duo. I love the Dry Texturizing Spray to add soft texture and definition! The Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is one of my favorites.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner Set ($90 sale, $136 value) comes with full and travel sizes of the Gold Lust Shampoo + Conditioner! One set for home and another for travel. I usually buy the jumbo sizes when I order this but the set looked really good for travel.

Oribe Home & Away Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo & Conditioner Set

Olaplex Bond Maintenance Hair Care Set ($84 sale, $126 value) my most-used shampoo and conditioner formula for the past year! Has the No 3 Hair Perfector, No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. I relied heavily on this formula when I had color treated hair but it’s still good for those with natural hair.

Olaplex Bond Maintenance Hair Care Set


Kopari Coconut Melt Duo Set Nordstrom Sale

Kopari Full Size Coconut Melt Set ($35 sale, $56 value) it’s been a while since I restocked on the Kopari Coconut Melt and I forgot how nice this is to have for dry skin days. It’s so versatile to use as a moisturizer or in the bath. I love the Tropical Coconut scent, it’s similar to the original just a little more sweet.


I picked up some goodies from Diptyque, Tom Ford, Jo Malone and Boy Smells for the sale.

Diptyque Travel Size Scented Candle Set ($60) I always get these every year, mainly for gifting away. This year’s variation has Baies, Figuier, Roses, Feuille de Lavande and Feu de Bois. If you’ve never tried Diptyque and don’t want to commit to the full sizes before trying I think this is a great way to sample scents!

Diptyque Mini Candle Set Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette and Hair Mist Set ($90 sale, $125 value) has two mini sizes of the Do Son Eau de Toilette and Hair Mist. This one is such a unique scent and I would say is one of Diptyque’s signature scents. It has a mix of tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine. These both come in the 1 oz size. Full sizes are 1.7 oz – 3.4 for the perfume and 1 fl oz for the hair mist.

Diptyque Do Son Hair Mist Perfume Duo Set Nordstrom

Jo Malone Travel Size Wood Sage and Sea Salt Set ($40) this is another great gifting set, it has three minis in a pouch of the Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne (0.3 oz), Peony and Blush Suede Body Cream (0.5 oz) and English Pear and Freesia Candle (1.2 oz). The sizes are super minis so they’re mainly trial size but the set makes a nice chic gift that won’t break the bank.

Jo Malone Wood Sage Mini Set Nordstrom

Tom Ford Travel Size Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil Set ($72) has two mini Shimmering Body Oils in the Soleil Blanc set. I already own the regular classic Gold color and have bought several of the mini sets in the past (love them!). This year’s has Rose Gold and Bronze – both don’t really show up color-wise, but your skin glows with tiny micro sparkles in the Soleil Blanc scent.

Tom Ford Travel Size Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil Duo Nordstrom

Tom Ford Travel Size Soleil Fragrance and Atomizer Set ($164 on sale, $205 value) comes with three Soleil scents in:

  • Soleil Blanc (coco de mer, ylang-ylang from the Comores islands and cardamom)
  • Soleil Neige (bergamot, jasmine and lemon)
  • Soleil Brulant (warm and spicy orange flower, amber, black honey)

Several of you have asked me to review/try the newest Soleil scent in Soleil Brulant. I had a feeling I would not like it as several other beauty bloggers tried it and said it smelled like a spicy herb. I would say that description is spot on. It’s not terrible but it’s not something I could ever envision myself wearing. I spritzed on Soleil Neige which I know a lot of you love – it smells fresh and floral with lemon notes, I’m still undecided. I think my heart still belongs to Soleil Blanc, Sole di Positano or Neroli Portofino.

Tom Ford Soleil Travel Atomizer Set

Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set ($56) has five small 3 oz candles in Prunus, Cameo, Petal, Les and Gardener. I’ve tried a few of the candles in the past and really liked them! I can’t recall if I tried any of the scents that are in this particular one but I think they smell really pretty. There’s another Moody Woods Variation you might want to check out if you like woody scents. My store did not have this available but it’s still available online.

Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set

Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set


A note on a few things on sale I already own and love that you might want to check out!

Simplehuman and Riki both have their mirrors on sale. I use both nearly everyday and think this is a great time to save on them. You can see my Favorite Mirrors roundup post if you want more details. Riki Love Riki Skinny is on sale for $130 ($200-$210 after the sale) in both the White and Rose color. The Simplehuman 8-Inch Sensor Mirror is on sale for $140 ($200 after the sale).

Riki Skinny Vanity Mirror review via The Beauty Look Book

Skincare Favorites from Sisley, Fresh, Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown:

Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Bobbi Brown Enriched Face Base

For skincare I’m pretty stocked on my favorites right now so I didn’t buy anything. Moisturizer-wise I really love the Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream for a really nice lightweight water cream and they have a Black Rose Skin Infusion Set with a full size cream and minis of the Mask and Oil to try ($155 on sale, $268 value, the cream by itself is $210).

I love the Fresh lip treatments and the Rose Petal-Soft Lip Cream Set includes a full size Petal Soft Lip Cream and mini Advanced Treatment Lip Balm (my stick balm shown is the full size, but sale set comes with the mini) ($25 sale, $37 value).

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is available in two sets including the Magic Cream Set ($160 sale) and Setting Spray and Magic Cream Set ($75).

The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base is one of the best priming moisturizers I’ve tried that doubles as a foundation primer + moisturizer in one. They have a Face Base Primer Set on sale for $62 ($139 value).

If you had the NuFace Trinity on your radar they have mega savings in the NuFACE White Trinity Facial Toning Kit – available for $199 sale, $339 value.

NuFace Trinity Toning Kit

Also one thing I wanted to mention is that Nordstrom started carrying the minis of Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances. They put them out on display for the sale, BUT they’re not a sale exclusive or on sale. I just wanted to mention it since the mini sizes have been so hard to find in the US but I’m really happy they’re now available in select scents! Minis are in the 1.1 oz size and are either $135, $165 $180 depending on the scent. I already own the Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum in the small one and love it.

Mini Maison Francis Kurkdjian




Did you haul anything yet from the Nordstrom Sale? I know many of you mentioned you were shopping starting today! Let me know if you found anything good 🙂

Hauls Nordstrom Sales

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Haul

July 14, 2021

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives Haul

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is live for Icon and Ambassador Card Members! I hauled quite a few things and can’t wait to put everything to the test. I haven’t had a chance to thoroughly test anything yet – my priority was to get swatches up for you in case you’re shopping online or don’t want to swatch in stores (I didn’t swatch anything in store).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives Haul

There are lots of good sets and palettes this year! My NUMBER 1 tip to shop the sale is to take a few minutes to look online at the GIFT WITH PURCHASE page. This is my recommendation every year and in the chaos and wonder of seeing everything in store, I did not follow my own advice. Once I got home I checked online and realized I missed out on TONS of gifts I qualified for. Many are available both online and in store, but some are online only. The associate who helped me was really helpful but when they pull things from the sale section the gifts aren’t really that visible unless you go outside the sectioned off sale area and go to each brand counter.

My store in Tampa had most of the beauty items on my wishlist this year. They did not however have a lot of the clothes or shoes I had favorited so I placed an order online when I got home for the things I did not see. The associates in the clothing area told me there were a number of things they didn’t receive in store because of shipping delays.

I took a few snapshots of the displays in stores in case you don’t have a Nordstrom near you and want to see how they’re setup! For the Early Access everything is sectioned off for sale items.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

Quick note though best things on sale this year were the Barefoot Dreams selections. I bought so many blankets (many are priced under $100) but the best thing I bought was the CozyChic Leopard Pet Bed ($98.90 on sale, $168 full price). The only one they had in store was the Large which I thought might be too big but it’s perfect. The cat already loves it. He’s been doing a face plant into the bed for the past couple of days with some major self snuggling!

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Leopard Pet Bed



My BEAUTY HAUL PART 1 below. I will have two more beauty roundup posts with my MAC Purchases and then Hair + Fragrance Selects. If you want any makeup looks or more detailed reviews on any of these let me know in the comments!


Bobbi Brown Full Size Dual-Ended Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($34 sale, $68 value) shades include Golden Pink, Shell, Bronze and Peach Mimosa. Love these for the long lasting power once they set! If you don’t own the set colors from Laura Mercier their Full Size Caviar Stick Eye Color Trio with Cocoa, Au Naturel and Nude Rose is a good one too!

Bobbi Brown Full Size Dual-Ended Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick


Charlotte Tilbury Full Size Collagen Lip Bath Set ($68 sale, $105 value) shades include Pillow Talk, Walk of No Shame and Refresh Rose. I’m obsessed with this lip formula – it’s one of the best plumping lip glosses that doesn’t have a tingle. There’s a slight fresh scent to them but it’s not overpowering. I already own all the shades but bought this anyways because I use them a lot. The Pillow Talk Collagen Lip Bath is the one shade that always gets me compliments.

Charlotte Tilbury Full Size Collagen Lip Bath Set


Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Dreamscape Face & Eye Palette Set ($75 sale, $90 value) is in the Instant Look Palette format with 3 eyeshadows (champagne, shimmery copper, matte plum brown), 1 bronzer (light matte tan), 2 cheek colors (darker brown rose and medium matte dusty coral pink) and 1 face highlight (soft shimmery champagne). I haven’t had a chance to compare it to any of her other face palettes but I like the look of this one – all the shades seem very wearable and show up on my medium tan skin. Also comes with a miniature Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes mascara.

Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Dreamscape Face & Eye Palette Set

Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Dreamscape Face & Eye Palette Set swatches Nordstrom Sale


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Essentials Palette ($64) includes Dim Light, Surreal Effect and Eternal Bronzing Light. Dim Light is available in full size. Surreal Effect was in their Surreal Light 2016 Palette and Eternal Bronzing Light was in Hourglass Ghost Holiday 2019. Texture is soft and just like all the other Hourglass powders.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Essentials Palette Dim Light, Surreal Effect and Eternal Bronzing Light Nordstrom Sale 2021

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Essentials Palette Dim Light, Surreal Effect and Eternal Bronzing Light Nordstrom Sale 2021


Tom Ford Cognac Rose Eye Color Quad Set ($88) includes Eye Color Quad in Cognac Rose, two mini lip shades in Casablanca and Fascinator. Cognac Rose is in the finely milled pressed metallic formula similar to Honeymoon. I will try to do swatch comparisons on my Instagram Stories and save them to an NSALE Highlight this week.

Cognac Rose has four shimmery shades including a metallic champagne peach, shimmery wine color, shimmery warm gold and a cool-toned bronze shimmer. First impressions are that they are softer in pigment compared to Honeymoon with a brush, but it is buildable with a dense brush or when applied with a sponge applicator. I think this palette is lovely and I can’t wait to try it out. The two miniature lip colors are creams in Casablanca (classic rose) and Fascinator (pale pink).

Tom Ford Cognac Rose Eye Color Quad Set + Lip Color in Casablanca and Fascinator

Tom Ford Cognac Rose Eye Color Quad Set + Lip Color in Casablanca and Fascinator


Tom Ford Coquette Eye Color Quad Set ($169 sale, $213 value) with Eye Color Quad in Coquette, Full Size Extreme Mascara I Raven, Full Size Eye Defining Liquid Pen in Deeper, mini Lip Color in Impassioned. Coquette Eyeshadow Palette looks very different from the online stock image and I was kinda hoping it would be more like what you see online.

In real life it has a dusty pale pink satin soft shimmer, a metallic glitter topper with a soft rose base + silver sparkles, soft grey mauve satin and a diffused soft plum shimmer. I did try this one already and texture is soft and medium in pigment level. Colors themselves are on the softer side – if you’re looking for a neutral cool toned palette you will love this.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Set Coquette Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Coquette Eyeshadow Quad Swatches + Impassioned Lipstick


There are three sets from NARS I hauled and I think these are among my favorites!

NARS Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Sets

The NARS Pleasure Trip Cheek Palette ($45 sale, $87 value) has three shades in Wanderlust, Lucky Star, Wild at Heart. I also played around with this one and love the colors. The bronzer can swatch a little streaky on the hand, but it applies better with a loose fluffy brush on the cheeks. The highlighter and shimmer blush are both really pretty.

NARS Afterglow Lip Shine Set ($45 sale, $78 value) comes with three shades including Laguna, Orgasm, Broken Glass. I played with the color Orgasm and it has a smooth non-sticky texture with a sheer tint of color. I really love these and think if you are looking for a non-tacky smooth gloss, GET THIS!

NARS Pleasure Trip Cheek Palette swatches + Afterglow Lip Shine Set

NARS Afterglow Mini Lip Balm Duo ($22) in Deep Throat and Fast Lane – love these for the soft wash of color + shine! I already own these in the full size and plan on gifting this so I didn’t swatch them. You can see my review of these two in my NARS AfterGlow Collection Review post.

Mini Duo Set vs Full Size for size reference:

NARS Afterglow Mini Lip Balm Duo ($22) in Deep Throat and Fast Lane


Based on my quick swatching session at home, I would say that my favorites are the:

That wraps up my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Haul Part 1! I will have two more beauty roundups with my MAC Picks and my Haircare/Fragrance Picks. If you want to see any looks or tutorials with any of these let me know in the comments.



Did you haul anything yet? Any good finds?

Nordstrom Sales

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Wishlist + Recommendations

July 9, 2021

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Wishlist Beauty Exclusives

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is starting very soon and I have my initial wish list and recommendations roundup for you today! All the items for sale in Home, Women, Men, Activewear, Beauty Exclusives, Kids are up online for preview already. You can start previewing items online by category and start saving items to an online wishlist.

Nordstrom Card Holders have early access depending on tier. Key Dates for access are as follows:

  • Icon Early Access July 12 – 27
  • Ambassador Early Access July 14 – 27
  • Influencer Early Access July 16 – 27
  • Open to Everyone July 28 – August 8

I’ve gone through the Beauty Exclusives and Home Section and have split all the things on my radar by category. There’s a lot to sort through! I found it helpful to browse by category filter Makeup, Skincare, Fragrance, etc. to help me find things by interest and price.

I’m still in the process of narrowing down my shopping list! A lot will probably change depending on what I see in person in store next week. A number of you have asked me to flag things I find interesting or new/exclusive so I hope this helps!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives

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This area is where most of my wishlist items are with the limited-edition colors, palettes and sets. I always buy the neutral MAC Lip Sets each year because they make the best colors. This year Tom Ford Beauty has two eyeshadow palette sets and I’m nearly certain I’m buying both the Cognac Rose Eye Color Quad Set and Coquette Eye Set.

Charlotte Tilbury has a new Instant Look Palette called Sunset Dreamscape which sounds pretty! Also NARS has an interesting Pleasure Trip Cheek Palette (Wanderlust, Lucky Star, Wild at Heart) and an Afterglow Lip Shine Trio.

I’m personally well stocked on staples from Laura Mercier, MAC and Bobbi Brown – but if you’ve been eyeing anything, they have some good value sets which makes it a nice time to try some luxury beauty!




Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives Hair Care and Tools

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Three things I highly recommend in this category are the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray + Gold Lust Dry Shampoo Set ($64 on sale, normally a $96 value separately), Riki Skinny 10x Lighted Mirror (on sale for $130, normally $210), and the Olaplex Bond Maintenance Trio (on sale for $84, normally $126).

For mirrors I own both the Riki and Simplehuman and I love both. To apply makeup I usually use the Riki because it’s easier to see the entire face while the Simplehuman one is magnified and better to see detail areas. My Favorite Makeup Mirrors reviewed in this blog post for more info/details.




Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives Skincare

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Skincare value sets are always plentiful during the sale! I’m buying the Kopari Coconut Melt Duo for myself for sure 🙂 If you’re looking to splurge on La Mer or Sisley they often have good value sets where you can get a little more for your $$$. I love the Sisley Black Rose Infusion Cream for a lightweight water cream. They have a pretty good set this year!

If you don’t own a Nuface Device they have some good sets on sale! The NuFace White Trinity Kit is on sale for $199 (normally $339) although if it’s not in your budget right now I will say they usually have good sales and sets available during the holiday season too (so no need to rush).




Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Beauty Exclusives Fragrance

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I love the Diptyque and Jo Malone options this year! They have good variations this round! I love the Do Son Perfume + Hair Mist Duo (looks so cute). Andrew’s favorite hand soap from Le Labo Hinoki is available in a Jumbo Size.

Tom Ford has a Travel Size Soleil Fragrance Atomizer with 3 different scents in Soleil Blanc, Soleil Neige and Soleil Brulant. I think this is going to be one I pick up since I haven’t tried two of them and think it would be nice to have them in travel size format.




Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Home Exclusives Sale

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The one brand I get the most excited about every sale is Barefoot Dreams! I live in these blankets. I have one wrapped around me right now as I’m typing out this post. They have such good sales this time of year and I stock up for Christmas gifts. This year they’ve added a number of new patterns and colors which look really fun!

Over the winter we had some pretty cold weather here and Lucy finally got a lot of use out of her Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Dog Sweater (some of you might remember seeing it on stories). She’s a Jack Russell Terrier about 18-20 pounds. They recommend a Medium for her, but when I bought hers there was only Large Available. It works for her with room to spare, but she’s probably more of a Medium. They have a cute Leopard Pattern Dog Sweater and a Solid Version too.


I’ll have a haul post with swatches in the upcoming days after I’ve shopped the sale!

I’m hosting a few giveaways during the sale (not sponsored or affiliated). This first one I’m giving away three $100 eGift Cards to Nordstrom. Three different people will each win $100. All you have to do to enter is complete at least 3 of the steps in the widget below. The more steps you complete the more entries you receive. Giveaway will run July 9, 2021 through July 14, 2021 11:59 PM EST. I’ll select three winners at random and contact them via email them 1 day after the giveaway ends. Winners must respond within 3 days or another winner will be selected in their place. Open internationally but you must be 18 years+ to enter!

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Beauty Favorites Sales Sephora

Top Makeup Recommendations for the Sephora Sale

April 9, 2021

Best Makeup Picks for the Sephora Sale

The Sephora Spring Sale starts today 4/9 for Rouge Members with 20% off! I’ve put together a comprehensive list of my top makeup picks for every category for complexion, eyes, lips and more. Use code OMGSPRING at checkout. In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out my HAIR CARE ROUNDUP (with a giveaway).

The event is available to Rouge Members first for early access online and in store starting today. The dates and savings by tier listed below. Some exclusions and limits apply. Use code OMGSPRING at checkout to redeem offer:

  • Rouge Members Save 20% off 4/9 to 4/19
  • VIB Members Save 15% off 4/13 to 4/19
  • Insiders Save 10% off 4/15 to 4/19

Best Makeup Picks for the SPRING Sephora Sale








Gucci Eclat Soleil Bronzing Powder Shade 01, 02 and 03




Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Primer and Highlighter





Best Eyeshadow Palettes Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tom Ford, Natasha Denona


New ones I’ve been loving


Gucci Nude Lip Liner NARS Soft Matte Tinted Balm Intimate






Best Makeup Picks for Spring Sephora Sale

As always I know this is a very long list! Please don’t feel pressured to shop everything you see reviewed here (or elsewhere). As a beauty blogger I’m so fortunate to be able to test products as my job. I hope this serves as a good resource by category to help you narrow down your picks whether you’re looking for a new eyeliner or lipstick.

If I had to pick my Top 10 Favorites right now from what’s available at Sephora, here is my edited spring list:

  1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation in Buff 3N1
  2. Dior BACKSTAGE Powder Shade 2N
  3. NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balms in Intimate
  4. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Shade 9
  5. Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt
  6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light
  7. Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Petal
  8. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk
  9. Gucci Lip Pencil in Nude
  10. Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Bella Sofia

To recap the Sephora Spring Savings Event dates and savings by tier, use code OMGSPRING at checkout to redeem savings offer:

  • Rouge Members Save 20% off 4/9 to 4/19
  • VIB Members Save 15% off 4/13 to 4/19
  • Insiders Save 10% off 4/15 to 4/19

What are some of your makeup wishlist items?

Holiday Gift Guide Sales

Cyber Monday Haul Picks + Sales On My Radar 2020

November 30, 2020

Cyber Monday 2020 Haul Picks

Happy Monday! I’m doing something a little different this year for Cyber Monday and sharing what I hauled plus a few things on my radar.

1 Alabaster Candle // 2 Byredo Candle // 3 Tom Ford Illuminator // 4 Perfume // 5 Jacket // 6 Mini Cream Bag // 7 Clear Makeup Bag // 8 Hair Mask // 9 Travel Perfume Set // 10 Eyeshadow Vault Set // 11 Clear Travel Case // 12 Mugs // 13 Mini Cocotte // 14 Pan // 15 Hand Cream // 16 Lip Volumizer // 17 APL Slides // 18 Duffle Bag // 19 Hoodie // 20 Grey Hoodie // 21 Shorts // 22 Leggings

Bloomingdale’s is having a few promos. They’re doing 15% off beauty $100 in beauty and also up to 30% off marked items. I ordered the Cire Trudon Alabaster Candle in Ernesto and a couple Byredo Candles. Saks is also doing a sale on beauty with 15% off beauty using code CBTY20SF. I ordered the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 along with the Discovery Set to try some other scents.

La Mer had some really good Gift With Purchases going on over the weekend! I stocked up on the Hand Treatment and Lip Volumizer (both also available in this Rejuvenating Hydration Collection set with a full size lip + mini hand). They have another good one up today for a 4 piece sample set with $200 purchase and a deluxe size product added with $300.

Also in beauty I bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eye Vault Set. This one isn’t on sale but was relaunched for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I stocked up on my favorite hair mask Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair (20% off Cyber Monday sale with code HOLIDAY).

The Daily Edited is one of my favorite makeup bag brands and they’re doing 20% off sitewide! I bought a few of the newer colors in the Clear Makeup Bag and Clear Travel Case, this Peach Pink color looks so pretty! Also love the new Baby Blue color.

For the home I ordered one of the Our Place pans on sale with code SUPERSALE. From Le Creuset they had some things I wanted that weren’t on sale but I ordered some of the Mugs, Ramekins and Mini Cocottes for the home.

Clothing-wise I ordered the Rails Collins Jacket in Bone (30% off sitewide with code BFCM30). I have one in a green color and love it so decided to buy a second in a different color. I splurged on the new APL Shearling Slides (not on sale, but I could not resist!). They are having a Cyber Monday promo (excludes the slides) but if you buy 2 you get 1 pair free. I ordered a Duffle Bag from Lululemon for Andrew. I have a few other things on my radar that are marked down at some really good prices but haven’t ordered them quite yet from Alo Yoga.

The last thing I want to put on your radar is that Tory Burch is having a pretty good sale on their website. My Perry Bombe Bag is 30% off in most colors. The black seems to be the one that is excluded, but if you had your eye on other colors you can save during their Cyber event with code THANKS. I use this all the time and even have my eye on the Cloud Blue or New Cream. You can see my Perry Bombe Bag review here in case you are curious!


Stay tuned for more posts later today (yes more blog posts going live soon!). I will have a full EM Cosmetics roundup (they’re having a sale) and a look at the Chanel Good to Glow Makeup Set.


Best Black Friday Sales 2020

November 26, 2020

Best Black Friday Beauty Sales 2020 | The Beauty Lookbook

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful start to the holiday season. Black Friday and Cyber Week deals have already started! I’m rounding up all the Best Black Friday Sales and Deals I have on my radar. Many are already live right now and a few will be starting on Friday (dates noted below). Check back later this week because I’ll be able to share more info on some special launches this Friday!

Beauty Sales and Deals

111Skin – Black Friday savings

  • Spend $200 and receive 20% off
  • Spend $300 and receive 25% off
  • Spend $550 and receive 30% off

AmorePacific – 30% off best sellers, starts 11/25 – 11/30

Anastasia Beverly Hills – 30% off brow, palettes, blush + bronzers, up to 50% off lips, now through 11/29

Becca Cosmetics – 25% off sitewide + gift with purchases at $75+ and $100+ no code needed, runs through 11/27

Bergdorf Goodman – Rewarding Beauty Event, save up to 25% off beauty purchases with code BEAUTY at checkout, running now through 12/6 instore, ends 12/3 online

  • $35 off purchases $250
  • $100 off purchases $500
  • $250 off purchases $1,000
  • $625 off purchases $2,500+

Bite Beauty – 35% off sitewide, starts 11/25-11/30


  • Take $25 off every $125 you spend on items labeled TAKE $25 OFF, for beauty take $25 off every $200 you spend in almost all beauty, now through 11/28
  • Thanksgiving and Black Friday Beauty – save 15% on select items from MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy and more, ends 11/27

Bobbi Brown – 30% off sitewide, plus pick a beauty gift set with orders $65+ no code needed

Briogeo – 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY

By Terry – 20% off sitewide with code TWINKLE20 (valid until 12/2), up to 70% off select lines for Black Friday

Chanel – special Black Friday launch Rouge Coco Shine in Coco Club 136 (review soon!)

Chantecaille – 25% off with code CYBER25

Charlotte Tilbury – Save 30% off select kits and receive a free Bella Sofia Palette with orders over $125, discount runs now through 11/30, GWP runs through 11/28 or while stock lasts

Cle de Peau Beaute

  • Cyber Week Bonus gift with purchase set with orders $250 or more (pouch with samples of The Serum, La Creme, Clarifying Cleansing Foam and Vitality Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme)
  • Black Friday Sale 20% off $200+ orders, 50% off last call items, free 2-day shipping + samples, valid 11/27-11/29

Clinique – 30% off any order with code JOY30 and free 6-piece kit with orders $65+

Colourpop – 30% off sitewide, no code necessary

CoverFX – 30% off with code BESTSALE

Decorte – 20% off site with code BLACKFRIDAY20, valid 11/23 – 12/1

Dermstore – Save up to 30% off participating brands and products with code SHARETHELOVE, runs through 11/30

Diptyque – special 2020 Black Friday Baies candle available for sale from 11/27 – 11/30 while supplies last (there will be a gift with purchase as well)

EM Cosmetics – 20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY starts on Friday 11/27 (excludes Faded Clementine Lip Cushion and Palette)

Fenty Beauty – 30% off Fenty Beauty products, no code needed, ends 11/30

First Aid Beauty – Black Friday Gifts, purchase any select FAB Favs and receive a free gift with each purchase

Giorgio Armani Beauty

  • Offer from 11/19 – 11/24 buy two, receive third product free with code HOLIDAYTRIO (third item must be equal or lesser value than other two), receive a 5-piece beauty set with orders $100+
  • From 11/27 – 11/30 enjoy 30% off sitewide, Armani will donate your 30% saved to support UNICEF Acqua for Life, with code DONATE30

Glamglow – 30% off sitewide, no code needed

Kate Somerville – 25% off with code BFCM25

Kerastase – 11/23 – 11/26 free travel size Dry Shampoo with orders $100+ using code GFTG20 at checkout, from 11/26 – 11/27 20% off and free Kerastase Tote Bag with code THXFF20

Kiehl’s – 25% off all purchases, plus get a 2-piece gift on orders $125+, use code CYBER at checkout, valid 11/24 – 11/30

Kosas – holiday sitewide sale, 20% off $25+ orders, 25% off $50+ orders, 30% off $75 orders

La Mer – Black Friday Customizable 4-Piece Gift and 3 Spa Accessories With $150+ purchases, while supplies last through 11/28

L’Occitane USA – Black Friday exclusive value sets and gift with purchases

Lancome – 25% off sitewide 11/26 – 12/1

Laura Mercier – 25% off sitewide, 30% off order $150+, offer ends 11/30

MAC Cosmetics – 30% off sitewide + 40% off skincare, exclusions apply valid through 12/1

Marc Jacobs Beauty – 30% off full priced items runs 11/25-29

Molton Brown – 25% off sitewide valid 11/26 – 11/30

NARS – 20% off sitewide, 30% off $150+ with code HOLIDAY, runs through 12/2 (exclusions apply)

Neiman Marcus – $50 off $200+ regular priced purchase with code THANKFUL, includes beauty! runs through 11/27

NordstromCyber Deals up to 50% off now through December 1, Beauty and Fragrance Sale Markdowns here

Olive and June – 25% off sitewide through with code MAGIC25, valid through 11/30

Ouai – Black Friday Savings:

  • Save $15 when you spend $75
  • Save $25 when you spend $100
  • Save $45 when you spend $150

Pat McGrath Labs – 25% off purchases under $150, save 30% off purchases $150+, runs through 12/4

REN Skincare – 25% off with code CLEAN25, enjoy a free full-size Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask when you spend over $85

Riki Loves Riki – 25% off sitewide through 12/6

Saks – Earn an $75 gift card on purchases $150+ with code BFGC20SF at checkout, 15% of select beauty items, valid Thurs 11/26

Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty items plus free shipping

Sisley-Paris USA – Up to 45% off Black Rose Friday Sets plus gift with purchases and step ups on orders by spend

Smashbox – 25% off everything, Smashcash Members receive 30% off, no code needed, runs through 11/26

Soko Glam – 30% off skincare with code BRIGHT30 at checkout, runs through 11/30 exclusions apply

Sol de Janeiro – 20% off sol favs on orders $50 or more, automatically applied at checkout

T3 – 25% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY25, ends 11/29

Tarte – 30% off with code CYBER, valid through 11/29

Tatcha – 20% off sitewide, excludes gift sets, runs 11/26-11/29

Too Faced – 30% off sitewide

Ulta Beauty – Black Friday deals all week long

Urban Decay – 25% off with code UDFRIENDS25, excludes sale items

Fashion, Home, Accessories

7 For All Mankind – 40% off sitewide with code FAM40

Alo Yoga – Up to 70% sitewide, no code needed

Anthropologie – 30% off everything (discount reflected in cart)

Banana Republic – 50% off everything through 11/28, no code needed

Coach – 50% off select best sellers

Equipment – 30% off with code THANKS

J.Crew – 50% off with code EARLY, runs through 11/26

Jenni Kayne – 20% off with code THANKFUL, now through Monday (excludes furniture)

Joie – 30% off sitewide with code THANKS

Kendra Scott – 30% off, select items Fine Jewelry and Sterling Silver Collections 25% off, now through 11/30

Lulu and Georgia – 25% off purchases with code THANKFUL, valid through 11/29

Madewell – Up to 50% off with code VERYMERRY, runs through 11/26

Nespresso – Black Friday Bundles and savings here

Our Place – Black Friday sale Always Pan $95 with code SUEPRSALE

Paige – 30% off with code CYBER30 (select styles excluded)

Parachute Home – 20% off sitewide, while supplies last, through 11/30 (I love their pillows!)

Rag and Bone – 25% off best of fall and holiday, prices as marked

Rails – Black Friday Sale 30% off with code BFCM30

Ray-Ban – Up to 50% off select styles

Saks – Earn an $75 gift card on purchases $150+ with code BFGC20SF at checkout, 15% of select beauty items, valid Thurs 11/26

Shopbop – 20% off your order of $200+ with code SHOP20

Simplehuman – 20% to 25% off select Black Friday essentials

Splendid – 40% off everything, no exclusions, use code GIFTED

The Daily Edited – 20% off storewide, now through Sunday

Theory – Buy more, save more event, 20% off $300, 30% off $500 and 40% off $750

Tory Burch – Up to 60% off markdowns and 30% off full-priced styles of $250+ using code THANKS, runs 11/23 – 11/30

Truffle – 25% off with code GIFTLOVE, runs through 11/27

Vince – 30% off sitewide with code NOVEMBER30

Hope you find some great deals! I’ve already shopped from Anastasia Beverly Hills, La Mer and The Daily Edited. I ordered one of the Our Place Always Pans although it won’t ship until end of next month (but I’m still excited). I have my eye on some things for the home too!

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