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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best Beauty Buys

by habituallychic

07 . 23 . 16

Someone recently asked me for an updated beauty routine post. I realized yesterday that quite a few of my beauty products are currently discounted during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so this seemed like a perfect time for a beauty post.
I love microcurrent facial treatments and have had a few over the years.  One day I realized that I could buy my own NuFace Facial Toning Device for the same price as one in salon office treatment. It’s a great device to use in between salon appointments to keep your face looking fresh and tight. I bought the smaller travel size and love it but the larger version is available during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for the same price price as the small one. I recommend not using the accompanying gel because my skin broke out afterward. Others have reported the same experience in reviews. I now use plain aloe vera gel with the device.
I was recently sent a selection of La Prairie products to try including the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and Skin Caviar Liquid Lift which I’m loving. This La Prairie Caviar Legends Set also includes Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream and a cosmetics case.
I’ve blogged about RevitaBrow before. I love how it fills in my brows especially on the ends. Now you can buy one and get one free with the RevitaBrow Advance Duo.
I stopped using Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads for a little while and noticed my skin wasn’t looking as luminous as usual so I started back up again. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Radiance Peel Ritual Set is a great deal for a 60 count supply of Alpha Beta Extra Strength Pads and Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel with Firming Peptide Milk. I use the regular peels once a day and the Medi-Spa Peel once a week.
I’m determined to master waving my hair this year and this Drybar Beach in a Box Collection Kit is the perfect place to start.
I love the idea of taking this La Mer The Revitalizing Collection on a flight to keep my skin hydrated.
I was researching at home microdermabrasion devices but they were all very expensive. I just ordered this PMD Personal Microderm Device Kit for only $106 from Nordstrom and I can’t wait until it arrives so I can try it out.
Tom Ford make up is like the Rolls Royce of beauty products and this Tom Ford Makeup Kit is a perfect gateway into the brand or a gift.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is my favorite body lotion. I buy this Jumbo Creme de Corps with Pump about once a year because it lasts that long and it’s a great deal at $52.
I resisted the Clarisonic bandwagon for a long time but now I completely regret it. I was recently sent this Clarisonic Mia Fit – Pink Skin Cleansing System but didn’t a chance to charge it. I plugged it in the minute I read the glowing reviews online and I’m so glad I did so.  I used it for the first time tonight and can honestly say my skin was glowing after just one use. Not exactly sure why it has a USB plug and not a regular plug. I’m running out of places to keep all my beauty devices that need to be charged. If you are designing a new bathroom, I would create a drawer in your vanity with a power bar of sockets so you can hide them all away.
I love St. Tropez tanning products. They give the most natural looking tan but it’s important that you do apply them with the mitt to lesson the mess. This St. Tropez Self Tanning Kit is the perfect starter and a great value at half off the normal price.
I recently realized how important what you eat is to how you look after getting an allergic reaction to a Chick-fil-A sandwich because of peanut oil and MSG. I don’t normally eat processed food so I think that was why the reaction was so bad but it’s strengthened my resolve to eat healthy 100% of the time. It’s especially hard to do so while traveling which is why I love 8G Essential Greens.  The effervescent tables that you drop into water were developed by a woman who had cancer as an easy way to get your daily dose of greens.

To give you a better idea of my regime, I use the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads as soon as I get up and let sink in as I work in the morning.  Then I use the NuFace Facial Toning Device before I shower since it has to be used on clean skin. I do my regular skincare and beauty routines after my shower. In the evening, I will now use the Clarisonic Mia Fit – Pink Skin Cleansing System followed by my new La Prairie skincare products. The final thing I do before bed is my Aduro 7 + 1 LED Face Mask. Most LED masks are available in just red for anti-aging and wrinkles or blue for acne but I love that this mask has multiple colors for different solutions.

With the multitude of non-invasive skincare options available now, the need for invasive plastic surgery will be greatly reduced for my generation. That’s why I will keep doing them daily.