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Self-Care Favorites I’m Loving Right Now

January 18, 2023

Self Care Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

Happy Wednesday! Sharing an updated self-care roundup today with some favorites to unwind and relax at the end of the day. I’m still in that new year reset and refresh mindset. It’s super dry this time of year and my lips and hands definitely feel it! Here are some things I’ve been loving lately from Nordstrom for my nightly beauty ritual.

Self Care Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

I just restocked one of my favorite body washes which is the Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser. It’s been a staple for as long as I can remember. It’s a citrus mix of mandarin rind, bergamot and geranium leaf – all of my favorites. Definitely unisex (Andrew loves it too).

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser

The Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub is also great but right now I’m loving the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Body Scrub. It’s a great one to smooth and brighten the skin. Helps get rid of dead skin and even though it has a mix of physical and chemical exfoliants it doesn’t dry out the skin. I use it 1-2x per week.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Resurfacing Body Scrub

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle

For the ultimate relaxing scent I think the Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle is one of the best to create an at-home spa like vibe. It’s one of the most potent candle scents I’ve ever burned. I also love the Lime Basil & Mandarin Room Spray which is really nice to layer with the candle.

Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm

Favorite Clear Lip Balms U Beauty, La Mer and Too Faced

For lip balms I have three go-to’s right now for clear lip treatments. I keep these in my nightstand and apply right before I go to sleep. The Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm comes in a clear version and tinted options. It really does feel like a pillow cushion for the lips.

If you are willing to splurge the La Mer Lip Volumizer or U Beauty Lip Plasma are also excellent. The La Mer is formulated to be a lip plumper but I use it as a regular balm. Both are smooth and non-sticky.

Skincare Favorites La Mer, Fresh and Sisley

For the skin I did a skincare roundup last week if you want some more details on my routine. I really love the La Mer Cleansing Foam for a cleanser that leaves the skin squeaky clean but still well hydrated. A number of you asked for recommendations on the best face scrub and the best gentle option I’ve tried is the Fresh Sugar Face Polish. It has a hydrating finish and the scrub particles melt into the skin as you massage it.

The best lightweight face mist I’ve tried is the Sisley Floral Spray Mist. Quite the splurge but there’s really nothing like it that has that superfine mist dispenser and lightweigh refreshing feel. I also love the La Mer Facial Mist Spray and everything from Omorovicza too.

Necessaire Body Oil and Jo Malone Vitamin E Hand Cream

Last but not least I have to give another shout out for the Jo Malone Vitamin E Hand Lotion and Necessaire Body Oil. This dry season has taken its toll on my skin. Both of these have been in heavy rotation and I would call these must-haves for dry skin savers.

You can find all of these at Nordstrom. Let me know what your favorite self-care items are! I’m currently looking for a new face oil to try – let me know if you have a favorite!

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Beauty Favorites Nordstrom Skincare

New Year Skincare Refresh

January 9, 2023

New Year Skincare Refresh with Nordstrom Beauty

Happy New Year! Starting the year out with a skincare roundup. I’ve gone through a skincare refresh and reset the past few weeks and today I’m sharing what I’ve restocked and love from Nordstrom. They carry most of the brands I use on a regular basis and I’ve added a few new things to my routine this month.

New Year Skincare Refresh with Nordstrom Beauty

Cleanser

Best Cleansers Kate Somerville, La Mer, Dior and Sisley

I always love trying different cleansers and just finished using quite a few in the last few weeks. I restocked my three favorites. The Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash is one of best for sensitive skin but still very effective at cleaning the skin. If I had to use one brand of cleanser the rest of my life I think Kate Somerville would cover all my needs. The ExfoliKate Cleanser is a great one with a gentle clinical strength exfoliating ingredients. The Goat Milk Cleanser is great for dry skin and I love the EradiKate Daily Cleanser for acne prone skin.

La Mer’s Cleansing Foam is another favorite I love for a silky creamy foam. It has a gentle spa like scent but doesn’t irritate my skin. Leaves it squeaky clean and soft.

Dior’s La Mousse Off/On Foaming Face cleanser is another great one if you have normal/combination skin. A little goes a long way and skin feels fresh with this one. This is my third tube!

I love a good acid exfoliator to help resurface skin and get rid of dead skin cells but sometimes having a gentle exfoliant is nice to have on hand. I’ve had my eye on the Sisley Exfoliating Enzyme Mask for some time and decided to splurge. It’s a powder exfoliant that’s activated with water. It turns into a creamy mask you apply and massage to the skin. Leave it on for 1 minute then rinse. It far exceeded my expectations! Skin is left smooth and clean but not stripped. 100% love. It’s called a mask but to me it’s a cleanser + mask in one.

I also highly recommend trying the Eve Lom Muslin Cleansing Cloths. They’re designed for the Eve Lom Cleansing Balm, but I use the cloths for any cleanser. Helps to gently exfoliate the skin, ensure all your cleanser is removed and improve blood circulation. I notice my complexion is a lot clearer and smoother when I use cloths consistently.

Toner

La Mer Tonic Toner

For toners I restocked my tried and true La Mer The Tonic. This is one of the best ones I’ve tried for any time of year to rebalance, refresh and tone my skin. Doesn’t leave a film and one of the few that doesn’t irritate my skin. 100% worth the splurge!

Moisturizer

La Mer Moisturizing Soft Lotion

For moisturizers I’m rotating a few right now including the La Mer Moisturizing Soft Lotion and Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel. Both are good for sensitive skin. La Mer has a wide range of moisturizers and creams for different skin types, my favorite has been the Moisturizing Soft Lotion because it’s light weight but still very hydrating.

The Chanel La Solution 10 de Chanel is one of my favorite sensitive skin creams. It has 10 ingredients selected for sensitive skin. I like that it’s unscented and has a cream formula but comes with a pump dispenser.

Two sunscreens I’ve been loving are the Charlotte Tilbury Invisible UV Flawless Primer with SPF 50 and the Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 40. Both apply nicely on the skin. I was really impressed with the Charlotte Tilbury one. I used it on my trip last month and it worked exceptionally well to protect my skin in Miami.

Moisturizer and SPF Kate Somerville, Chanel, La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury

Treatments and Masks

111Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Face Mask

For sheet masks my two favorites are the 111Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Face Mask and La Mer Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask. I restocked the 111Skin this month. It’s a bio cellulose mask and helps hydrate and reduce fine lines. This has been one of my go-to’s for years (even loved the original formula) and one I keep splurging on.

NuFace revamped their Trinity+ and Mini+ devices. I received the Mini+ Starter Kit over the holiday and can’t wait to see the longer term results with it. I have several areas on my face that could benefit from the lifting effects of microcurrents. If you’ve tried any of the new devices let me know what you think!

NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit new version

Hand/Body

Jo Malone Vitamin E Nourishing Hand Treatment

I picked up Jo Malone Vitamin E Nourishing Hand Treatment which is an ultra rich creamy hand cream. I used it in the past and don’t remember why I never restocked. It’s super luxurious and I highly recommend checking it out. For body I really love the Necessaire Body Oil. It’s unscented, thick, absorbs nicely, hydrates – love that it doesn’t have any added fragrance so it won’t interfere with my perfume. I have a mini from a holiday bundle but just ordered the full size to keep on my nightstand.

New Year Skincare Refresh Haul

That wraps up my skincare refresh for the new year! What are you using right now? Any new skin care loves or rediscoveries?

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Fragrance Sephora

Sephora Fragrance For All Event

December 18, 2022

Sephora Fragrance for All Event

Sephora is offering 20% off full-sized fragrances during their Fragrance For All Event now through 12/24! Use code FRAGRANCE20 at checkout (the code is a one-time use) and it’s the perfect time to save for any last minute gifts for the perfume lover.

I love the wide selection of scents they carry from so many different brands. For me perfume is seasonal but here are four favorites I have in frequent rotation I feel I can wear year round. If you’re not part of the Beauty Insider Program yet, definitely check it out! You can sign up for free and get early access to events, deluxe samples and more.

A lot of the products may have same day delivery depending on your location and you can always check to see if they have the buy online pick up in store option to make sure your local store has what you’re looking for in stock.

Sephora Fragrance for All Event Phlur, Jo Malone, Prada

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt is my go-to. I’ve worn this one for years and love it for the unique sea salt vibe it has. It’s earthy and woody while still being fresh. This is my everyday perfume.

Notes include ambrette seeds, sea salt and sage.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Prada Paradoxe

Prada Paradoxe is a newer launch and it’s beautiful! It’s a very strong warm floral which has sweet notes. It feels like a fun date night kind of scent I think will suit a wide range of tastes. This is one of the longest lasting fragrances I’ve tried. It’s bright, deep and sweet all at the same time.

Notes include neroli bud, white amber and white musk.

Prada Paradoxe Perfume

Prada Paradoxe Perfume

Phlur Missing Person

Phlur Missing Person is another daily go-to for me. It’s the best floral musk that has a skin-like feel to it. Very natural, very soothing and it feels like me but better.

Notes include Skin Musk, Bergamot Nectar, Blonde Wood

Phlur Missing Person\Phlur Missing Person

Phlur Somebody Wood

Phlur Somebody Wood is another one I’ve fallen head over heels in love with. It’s a unisex scent I think would suit a wide range of tastes. It’s warm with a mix of earthy sandalwood and amber. It’s sensual and feels like a cozy hug or soft warm blanket to me. I love that it has a little bit of sweetness to balance out the amber.

Notes include sandalwood, amber and musk

Phlur Somebody Wood

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Sephora Fragrance For All Event

If you have a favorite fragrance definitely take advantage of this event! Sephora carries tons of great fragrance brands like Tom Ford, Armani, YSL, Maison Margiela, Dior, Gucci and more.

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Beauty Favorites Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

Holiday Makeup Looks I’m Loving Right Now

December 16, 2022

Holiday Beauty Looks

Happy Friday! Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve nearly made it through the entire year! If you’re in search of some makeup looks for the holiday season I have three to share with you today with favorites from Nordstrom. These are all super easy to recreate in under 15 minutes!

Foundation, Concealer and Powder Favorites

First a quick look at my base staples. Long-time reader will already be able to guess what’s on my go-to list! While the weather is mild here in Florida things still feel dry and my skin is feeling it! I like mixing the Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick and Vital Skin Care Complexion Foundation for a well hydrated base. I use Shade VI in both formulas.

For concealer I’ve been loving the Bobbi Brown Skin Full Coverage Concealer in Shade Natural which is a really nice super creamy concealer with buildable coverage. The Hourglass Vanish Concealer Brush has been one of my favorite concealer brushes this year.

To set I still love the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder in Medium (now refillable). I also still love the Air Brush which is retractable and super convenient for my bag or travel.

I’m at my lightest in skin tone right now with my winter skin color so I always add a bit of bronzer. I have so many favorites but the ones I use the most are the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Oversize (in Medium) or the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Bronzer in Deep.

Holiday Makeup Looks via The Beauty Lookbook

Look 1: Peachy Nude Lip Look

Neutral Makeup Look

I’ll start with the look I feel the most comfortable in, neutrals! Bobbi Brown revamped the Luxe Lipstick and added new shades. These are super creamy and opaque with a natural sheen. The formula is a satin finish and I love the shade Almost Bare which is a beige peach. I topped it with a little bit of the Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle.

Eyes are golden bronze tones with the Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia which I think will forever be my favorite eyeshadow quad! For liner I started using the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink. Cheeks are a mix of the Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Chouchette and Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Chestnut Glow which has a bit of a bronzy tone.

Natural Makeup Look Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury

Natural Makeup Look Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury swatches

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Look 2: Cold Girl Makeup Look

Cold Girl Makeup Look Trend

For this look I tried to recreate the cold girl makeup trend with the flushed pink cheeks and lips and frosted eyes. Getting that perfect flushed pink look depends on your skin tone so I pulled a few different shades of pink to try it out.

For the eyes I layered the Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow in Moonstone on top of the Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia. I love the formula of the luxe eyeshadows – they make the perfect one and done lid shimmer shade but also work as sparkly toppers! I added a bit of the Tom Ford Liquid Eyeliner for a bit more definition.

For pink cheeks I layered the Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Petal and Poppet, applying the lighter pink first and then adding a pop of the bright shade on top. To add a bit of glow the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Quartz Glow adds a soft candlelit glow.

For the lips my perfect flushed pink is Sisley Sheer Petal but the Laura Mercier Petal Soft Crayon in Ophelie is stunning too! Since I love a gloss topper I added the Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in Shade #3. If you want a more affordable option I think the Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bellini or Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Macaron will give you a similar effect.

Cold Girl Makeup Look Westman Atelier, Sisley, Bobbi Brown

Cold Girl Makeup Look Westman Atelier, Sisley, Bobbi Brown

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Look 3: Berry Glam

Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl in Baiser Cosmique

Last but not least I created a look for the bold lip lover! For a fresh red the Sisley Phyto Rouge Shine in Sheer Cherry gives the brightest classy red I’ve ever tried. For something a little more dramatic I tried the Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl in Baiser Cosmique which gives me the MAC “O” or Sophisto vibes but better. Since the lips are bold I kept eyes light with the Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow in Melting Point and Sisley’s Phyto-Kohl Matte in Shade #2. I pulled out the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Butterfly Palette to match the lip tones.

Holiday Makeup Look Berry Red Lips

Holiday Makeup Look Berry Red Lips

Holiday Beauty Looks from Nordstrom Beauty

That wraps up my holiday look roundup! Would love to hear what you’ve been wearing this holiday season! You can find all of my picks available at Nordstrom. Don’t forget to check their Gift With Purchase page too!

If you are shopping online Nordstrom has a little note next to each item to show if it will arrive before Christmas. Many items will still arrive with expedited shipping.

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Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

Last Minute Gift Ideas Under $100

December 8, 2022

Best Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100

Happy Thursday! With Christmas right around the corner I wanted to share a few more gift guides for those still looking for last minute gifts! I’ve partnered with Nordstrom to share some of my favorites. Here are 15 gift ideas for the beauty lover all under $100! Many are under the $50 price point.

Best Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100 Nordstrom Beauty

Laura Mercier has so many great beauty staples perfect for the woman who wants to look polished in a natural way. The Laura Mercier Flawless Encounter Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Puff Set ($40) is super cute with the holiday design and it’s one of my favorite powder formulas.

For the person who loves sweet scents the Laura Mercier Party of Three Hand Cream Gift Set ($35) makes for a great chic stocking stuffer.

Laura Mercier Mini Hand Cream Trio Holiday 2022

For the hair care lover Oribe is the ultimate gift for luxury hair care. For those new to the line the Oribe Obsessed Discovery Set ($49) is a great introduction to the line. I bought this for myself for an upcoming trip.

Oribe Obsessed Discovery Set

I love silk scrunchies and think the Slip Ornament Silk Skinny Scrunchie Set ($25) is another cute find. Each year they have an ornament style with cute colors. I think this is great for any age!

Slip Ornament Silk Skinny Scrunchie Set

For the perfume lover there are tons of great discovery sets and candle gift options. If you like fresh and uplifting bright scents the Tory Burch Essence of Dreams Discovery Set ($65) has all five fragrances in a cute boxed bundle.

Jo Malone has beautiful luxurious gifts! The Wood Sage & Sea Salt Discovery Set ($48) has all of my favorites in one small but chic boxed set. They have a few variations with different scent options in case you’re looking for something different.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Discovery Set

Nest makes the best affordable luxury candles (in my opinion). I always buy their Festive Votive Set ($48) every year for someone on my list. Love that it’s packaged beautifully so no extra work required for wrapping!

Nest Festive Votive Set

For the beauty lover/girl on the go I love Westman Atelier. She makes effortless beauty products for the person who likes a natural look and can touch up on the go. Love the Squeaky Clean and Cheeky Duos ($48). There are two variations with Ma Puce + Chouchette (one I’m wearing) or Nana + Bichette.

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean and Cheeky Duos Ma Puce + Chouchette

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean and Cheeky Duos Ma Puce + Chouchette

If you’re new to Charlotte Tilbury skincare the Magic Mini Skincare Duo ($44) is a great starter duo. I really like the Magic Cream and everyone I’ve gifted it to really loves it as well.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mini Skincare Duo

Diptyque is always a win with holiday. So much to love from the line and I think they hands down have the best versatile sets and options for any age, style or gender! I love the Diptyque Sapin Room Spray ($48) and Candle ($84, also available in the small size for $48). Their holiday designs are stunning.

Diptyque Sapin Holiday 2022

The Diptyque Mini Candle Set ($95) is quite a splurge but makes for a great starter set whether you’re gifting yourself or another.

Diptyque Mini Candle Set Holiday 2022

For the home I really can’t rave enough about the Diptyque Softening Hand Wash ($65) and Velvet Hand Lotion ($67). Both are packaged in beautiful glass jars and are refillable.

Diptyque Softening Hand Wash and Velvet Hand Lotion

Last but not least Venus Et Fleur is another favorite of mine. Nordstrom carries a selection of their roses that smell incredibly beautiful and they do really last a year! Mine have lasted over a year and I absolutely love them. The Classic Le Mini Round comes in a wide range of base and rose colors to pick from. I have several but love the Pink Suede with Pink Rose and Merlot Suede with the Blush Rose the most.

Venus Et Fleur Classic Le Mini Round Rose

Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom Beauty 2022

That wraps up my holiday gift guide with ideas under $100! If you’re looking for last minute gifts I hope you found this helpful! Don’t forget to check out the Gift With Purchase page before you shop – some are online only and some are in-store too.

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Eye Makeup Sephora

Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Palette

November 20, 2022

Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Palette

I’m thrilled to see more neutral eyeshadow colors out this year and I love the new Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($68, available at Sephora and Makeup By Mario). It has 12 new shades with a mix of mattes, sparkly toppers and one finely milled shimmer.

I like a good sparkle topper and think the sparkles work well when applied with fingers in a patting motion. I did experience a lot of sparkle fall out when applying it but it’s easy to clean up and throughout the day I didn’t have much fall out after.

The mattes are super smooth, easy to blend, pigmented and I love every single color. There’s one shimmer shade which is a dark brown with silver and brown toned shimmers. I think it makes for a nice soft smokey eye. All that said I don’t think this palette is for everyone. The shimmers are pretty sparkly. If you’re more into the finely milled shimmer vs micro sparkle, definitely opt for the Natasha Denona Glam Palette instead (reviewed here).

Mattes include a soft creamy shade, soft warm beige, matte brown, matte grey, matte rose, soft cool brown and a deeper brown. Sparkles include a glittery champagne, a soft silvery rose sparkle, a glitzy pale gold, a sparkling taupe. The smooth shimmer is a deep brown taupe.

Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Palette

Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Palette swatches

A close up of the eye look below and I also have a quick demo on Reels @beautylookbook.

Makeup By Mario Ethereal Eyes Palette

 

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serums

I also wanted to include a look at all of the MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serums I have. I’ve accumulated nearly all of the shades since I’m a lip balm lover. These have a subtle plumping effect and a cooling sensation. There’s no tingle on me. I already have full lips and didn’t notice added plumpness from these like I do with the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump or Dior Addict Lip Maximizers.

Pigment is medium on most of these shades. They have a really soft texture – they almost feel like they’ve melted when you apply them on the lips. A lot of times they feel so soft I have to use a lip brush to apply and blend – but it’s not a deal breaker for me.

These are similar to the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balms & Juicy Plump (in my opinion). Colors are really flattering in both lines. Formula is nice and glossy. I think the Tarte ones stay put on the lips slightly longer because the texture isn’t as soft. I have a slight preference for the Tarte balms because of the packaging and slim applicator style. The Tarte balms blend better without a brush. But both are still very good.

Swatches of all the colors I own:

  • Bare Glow is a neutral peachy pink with subtle shimmer
  • Apricot Glow is a warm soft peach with shimmer
  • Rose Glow (my favorite) is a flattering soft pink with shimmer
  • Bronze Glow is a neutral warm brown with a bit of shimmer
  • Mauve Glow is a neutral mauve pink brown with shimmer
  • Plum Glow is a plum with silver shimmer
  • Nude Glow is a sheer pale beige
  • Rosewood Glow is a medium neutral-cool rose mauve
  • Petal Glow is a pale muted pink
  • Blush Glow is a slightly deeper/warmer version of Petal Glow
  • Honey Glow is a honey brown
  • Cinnamon Glow is a deeper pink brown cinnamon color

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum swatches

I swatched a few on the lips for you, out of all the colors I’d say my favorites are Rosewood Glow and Rose Glow.

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Rosewood Glow

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Rose Glow

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Blush Glow

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Apricot Glow

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Mauve Glow

MoistureGlow Plumping Lip Serum Plum Glow

Overall I love the new palette. I think I’ll get a lot of wear and use out of this one. As much as I love neutrals, I’ve found this year I actually prefer neutral-warm tones like the Patrick Ta Major Dimension Palette, Too Faced Natural Nudes and Too Faced Sunset Strip palettes.

That being said I’m happy to see more variation in eye palette tones. Have you checked this one out? What did you think about the shimmers? Right up your alley? Or too much? Would love to hear your thoughts!

I’ve linked the other makeup I’m wearing below too:

 

You can find these available at available at Sephora and Makeup By Mario.

Beauty Favorites Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

15 Luxury Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love For the Home

November 11, 2022

Luxury Gift Ideas for the Home

Sharing a roundup today of some Luxury Gift Ideas that will elevate the home! I think these are universally loved and will fit into anyone’s home regardless of style or taste. You can find all of these available at Nordstrom. They have lots of great gift ideas at every price point.

Holiday Gift Ideas from Nordstrom

Jo Malone and Diptyque Room Sprays
Room sprays are such a great way to refresh the home. They are a nice alternative to candles and I finally splurged on the Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Room Spray which is a classic fresh clean scent. It’s one I think is a signature Jo Malone scent so unique and lovely.

I’m a huge fan of Diptyque Room Sprays too. They have very good throw and the scents have a high quality feel to them. Baies is a classic blackcurrant and rose scent I think everyone will love but Gingembre is fun for the holiday season.

Jo Malone Travel Candle Trio and Accessory Set

Jo Malone has lots of great sets during this time of year. I spotted the Travel Candle Trio and Accessory Set which comes with Pine and Eucalyptus, Line Basil and Mandarin, English Pear and Freesia and a decorative lantern. I think it’s such a fun set to gift. For those who want continuous scent the Jo Malone Diffusers are also really beautiful.

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser

I have collected Diptyque candles for as long as I can remember and I look forward to every holiday launch. The holiday designs are different every year which makes them extra special. My favorite is Sapin (pine). It’s one I love to light every Christmas. Neige is a lovely powdery white musk and Etincelles is a spicy scent. These are also available in the small size and a cute Holiday Trio Set.

Diptyque Holiday Candles 2022 Sapin, Neige, Etincelles

Luxury hand care is always a treat whether it’s a fancy hand cream or hand wash. I’ve gifted the Diptyque Softening Hand Wash to numerous people in my life but never bought one for myself. Andrew’s favorite is the Le Labo Hinoki Hand Wash and his is running low in his bathroom so I bought this to surprise him since he loves anything in beautiful fancy packaging.

Diptyque Softening Hand Wash

They also make an Exfoliating Hand Wash and a Velvet Hand Lotion in similar style glass bottles which I have my eye on. I think any of these would make great gifts for even the pickiest person on your holiday list. Love that these also have refills you can purchase separately.

Byredo Suede Hand Wash and Lotion

Byredo makes some lovely scents for hand care as well. I love the Suede Hand Wash scent for a nice warm and cozy kind of fragrance. I sometimes will use it as a body wash because it smells so good. I wish they’d make this into a candle or perfume! Also available in a Hand Lotion.

Slip Silk Mask and Jo Malone Pillow Spray

A fancy silk sleep mask is another great gift idea. I love the ones from Slip. They’re 100% worth the splurge and come in a number of different colors. You can always pair it with a pillow mist. I love the Jo Malone Moonlit Chamomile spray but the Lavender and Moonflower is also lovely.

Tory Burch Essence of Dreams Discovery Set

This year Tory Burch launched perfumes and they released the Essence of Dreams Discovery Set this season! A perfume sampler is always fun to try out. I think any of these mini perfume sets are great for the fragrance lover.

Venus Et Fleur Classic Le Mini Round

Venus Et Fleur is guaranteed to impress! They make preserved roses that really do last a year (for me some have lasted even longer). The Classic Le Mini Round comes in a number of different color combinations for the base and rose. I love that you have lots of options to choose from. The arrangements are quite the splurge but the single roses are more affordable for gifting to special friends or to treat yourself.

I also wanted to give more love to the Casper Glow Lights. I’ve written about these before and can’t rave enough about them. They’re quite expensive but I love how easy and portable these lights are. Simply flip it over to turn it on. They are also rechargable and you can control the brightness by twisting it. Both Andrew and I love them and think they would make great gifts.

Jo Malone Moonlit Camomile Pillow Mist

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess and Home

That wraps up my gift guide with favorite home scents and gift ideas! I think any of these would make nice hostess gifts too. Would love to hear what you gift during the holiday! Let me know in the comments!

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