I’m a terrible blogger—while I’ve been beachin’ it in Ocean City, I’ve been slacking on checking my emails and keeping track of important dates… like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. One of the biggest shopping events of the year kicks off this Friday but Nordy card holders have early access to shop now. I’ve rounded up five beauty exclusives under $50 below.
The Bold Lip Essentials:
I love a good bold lip and when I wear one, I always reach for NARS. This set includes their Satin Lip Pencil in Yu (shocking pink), Luxembourg (vivid watermelon), Provocative Red (a limited-edition fuchsia rose), and a mini sharpener. The lip pencils are so portable and easy to apply, you’ll use these year round.
NARS ‘True NARS’ Lip Pencil Set, $49 ($81 value)
The Gel Mani:
This may sound surprising but I have yet to try a gel mani—primarily for fear of being stuck with the same nail color for two weeks, but after a few too many chipped nails, I’m ready to give it a try. This is the perfect DIY gel mani sampler to try at home and it’s number one in my shopping cart.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Mini Nail Trio, $24 ($36 value)
Tool of the trade:
Forget luxe makeup brushes—if you want to splurge on a worthy makeup tool, toss the BeautyBlender in your makeup bag. This multitasking sponge works with foundation, powder, tinted moisturizer, concealer, and blush and it’s worth every penny! This trio consists of two sponges (you’ll need ‘em, since you typically need to replace in 3-4 months) and the beautycleanser solid to wash your sponges.
BeautyBlender ‘Must Have’ Trio, $37 ($56 value)
The ‘All Star’ Skin Routine:
OK, so this pick is technically $3 over my budget, but hear me out—because it’s the best skin regimen to invest in. I’ve been hooked on Fresh products for some time now and I haven’t looked back. I use their Soy Face Cleanser and moisturizer daily and I am obsessed with the results—a radiant complexion. Packed with their star products, you’ll be using these products daily!
Fresh All Star Kit, $53 ($80 value)
The Natural Lip Essentials:
If a bold lip isn’t your thing, this MAC Lip Kit is the perfect alternative. Knowing application is key, this kit comes with its own face chart to help you with achieve a soft, monochromatic look.
MAC ‘Look in a Box – Pretty Natural’ Lip Kit, $29.50 ($47 value)
I’d love to know your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks! Leave a comment below.