Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 Wishlist

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale July 2016

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today for Nordstrom card holders! The sale will be open to the public on July 22nd. The Anniversary sale is such a big hit with customers because it includes items that just hit the market for the fall at sale prices.

The sale includes items from almost every department: clothing, shoes, kids, home and most exciting of all are the beauty exclusives. I must say I have quite a few things on my wish list. Alas, that’s not to say I will purchase everything on it. Here are some of the things that caught my attention.

First, This Voluspa ‘Maison Blanc’ Mini Tin Candle Trio is absolutely adorable. I have a couple of these in my cart. One for me and a few to give away.

Candles Valuspa Trio

Another exclusive you might want to keep your eye on is the Jo Malone Cologne Set. From my experience these tend to sell out fairly quickly so you might want to grab it while you can.

Jo Malone Cologne Set Minis

Now for the makeup. I love when Nordies has their anniversary sale. There are many Beauty Exclusives you can grab at a great deal and there’s always a great Gift with Purchase deal you can take advantage of.

Charlotte Tilbury has a new Instant Beauty Palette called The Dolce Vita Look. I’m excited to see how this one will play out after playing with the first it looks like this will give olive gals more color than the first.

Charlotte Instant Look

MAC has a quite a few ‘Look in a Box’ kits in a range of colors from plum to nude.

Mac Look 1

MAC Look 2

When it comes to beauty gadgets it always best to grab them during these once in a blue moon sales. I’ve always been curious about the FOREA cleansing devices but never got myself to purchase one since I’ve never had issues with my Clarisonic. But if your in the market this one is on sale for a great deal and it comes in a range of color options (always a plus).

FOREO Luna Mini

NARS fans will love this one. The anniversary sale has a huge NARS ‘Cult Survival’ Kit that includes eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, bronzer, setting powder, lipstick pencil, lipstick, lip-gloss and body oil all in a keepsake box. Pretty much everything you’ll ever need for makeup purposes. Nice!

NARS Cult Survival Kit

What’s currently on your Nordies wish list? I’d love to hear your recommendations or suggestions? Leave a comment below.


Fashion Finds

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It’s Friday everyone! I can’t wait for the weekend! And even though the forecast reports state that it will be cloudy in Chi-Town, it’s ok bc I still get to sleep in. ๐Ÿ˜€

So for this Friday Finds post I thought I’d do something a little different. I’m still going to share finds from around the web. Only this time I’m going to share my fashion finds and I’m going to share ‘splurge’ options along with a ‘save’ alternative.

Hope you guys n gals enjoy. Let me know what you think of the Fashion Finds idea and hope you have an awesome weekend.


M.A.C. ZAC POSEN Lipstick in sheer Madness


MAC has recently teamed up with New York fashion designer Zac Posen, widely known for his red carpet worthy evening gowns. The new collection was released late last week and includes:

– Eye Z You (a six-shade eye shadow palette)
– Zoom Lash Mascara (a three-sided fiber brush mascara)
– Fluidline Pen (MAC’s Fluidline eye liner in pen form)
– Three Lipsticks in

Sheer Madness
Darling Clementine
Dangerously Red

– Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
– Haute Contour (a dual colored powder blush)
– A buffer brush
– A large angled contour brush

Each item comes in a matte blackish/greenish container with the MAC logo and designer’s name embossed in gold. Very classy-which means I like. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The item I picked up is the lipstick in Sheer Madness ($18). It really is a sheer lipstick that provides the nicest hint of shimmer on the lips. I opted for the one that I could see myself using on a daily basis.

mac zac posen sheer madness

It’s hard to capture the true color and the sheen of this one on camera. Its practically invisible on my arm. In some stock photos it appears more peachy and in my photos it almost looks like it has a hint of pink. On the lips however, its sheer, applies really smooth and provides only a hint of shimmer, unlike a gloss. I enjoyed pairing this over some of my more colorful lipsticks to add some more glow.

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Overall I give the MAC/Zac Posen lipstick in Sheer Madness a thumbs up and can see myself reaching for this one regularly. Have any of you checked out the collection or made a purchase? I’d love to hear your thoughts.