Happy Friday! Today ALL cardholders can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I wont have time to go in store and do a try on as I’m in the middle of working on a few exciting things that I cant wait to share with you. However, I wanted to put together a few of my personal style picks for inspo that I would personally purchase and wear in a world where “budget” and “parenting” did NOT exist 😂
P.s you can click on any pic below to shop via LTK
#NSALE 2021 Sneak Peek |Everything you need to know to shop the sale
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year for shoppers, featuring products at incredible prices across every department. Yesterday July 6th, Nordstrom gave everyone a sneak peek at sale items prior to the start of the event which will begin July 12th for certain card holders. Which, depending on the tier of their card status have the opportunity to shop the sale during Early Access. I did a full funny blog post last year making fun of the whole tier system and comparing it to a high-school hierarchy LOL. You can read it HERE.
Now, in MY opinion the sale is so ridiculous to have these tier systems put in to place to begin with So I will NOT be shopping too much of the sale and also because I closed my Nordstrom credit card account to be part of the debt free community. So I probably wont be able to access the sale until public access anyways and by that time everything is usually out of stock. Any-who this blog post is specifically showcasing just a Sneak peek of a few of the items that I saw and loved. In my experience however, if you plan on shopping the sale, now is the time to add your fave items to your wishlist so you have full and easy access to them when the sale goes live. I plan on doing another post for high ticket items I think will sell out the quickest as well as what’s in my wishlist. And of course if I do purchase anything from the sale I will be sure to include that as well.
N O R D S T R O M • A N N I V E R S A R Y • S A L E
WHO CAN SHOP & WHEN?
Ok so in order to have early access and shop BEFORE July 28th you have to have a Nordstrom store card. If you dont have one and want one you can apply HERE. If you are not sure about your card status you can check it in your account settings.
Canada is also hosting a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but will have a different timing schedule:
For me, the best Sephora order always starts with a wish list of products I wanted to try. Also, Over several visits, LOL I always refine my list to include only products that I think would look great on me. It is always such a thrilling experience. The feel of new makeup, skincare or beauty product is seriously unmatched! Anywho, while I can go on about makeup literally FOREVER! Bwuahahahaha! I’m hoping you have a great start to your week and here is my Sephora haul for this month…BTW!! Ummm HAPPY JULY!!! Can you even?? Like where did the time go right??! 😱
Ok so having smooth soft legs is major goals whether we shave our legs or not. And if you’re like me and shave you want to have smoother legs in between shaving because HELLO! IM A MOM and aint no body got time to be shaving every single week you know. I mean am I right or AM I RIGHT? LOL!! So here are my top 5 steps to having silkier, smoother legs longer…
STEP 1: E X F O L I A T E
DID YOU KNOW?- That dead surface skin can be the cause of your legs to feel rough so when you use something to slough away the cells it really makes a difference. My go to body scrub is Tree Hut Moroccan rose shea sugar scrub. It smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling baby smooth!
STEP 2: U S E A G E N T L E B O D Y W A S H
Before I shave, I always use Lovers Care Goat’s milk shower cream. It has hydrating properties and is formulated with almond oil and cocoa butter which will give your skin a boost of moisture as it cleanses.
STEP 3: U S E A S H A V I N G C R E A M
Ok so this is probably the most important step. The product you use when you shave. It’s completely different from using soap as soap can be extremely drying. However a shaving cream is formulated to reduce the friction between the razor and the skin. I love the Billie shave cream. It sticks to your skin extremely well and allows for a smooth shave.
STEP 4: U S E A G O O D R A Z O R
Now not all razors are the same! Some are made with moisture strips which help reduce irritation to the skin. So choosing a great quality razor makes a huge difference in the end result to having the smoothest legs possible. I LOVE LOVE the Billie razors because they are encased in a charcoal soap for a smoother and closer shave. I legit had to shave weekly and ever since I started using the Billie razor Ive noticed that my hair doesnt start growing back until after a full week and a half.
STEP 5: U S E A B O D Y C R E A M O R O I L
So after exfoliating and shaving you need to make sure your skin receives as much hydration after as possible. I really love Billie Dry bye body lotion because it is specifically designed for that! I also love how weightless and matte it dries. Leaving skin hydrated and yet it doesn’t feel like there is any residue left so when you lay on your sheets you dont have that sticky nasty feeling…. SCORE!!
hydroflex technology moves with your skin so it never creases or cakes
medium coverage, featherlight formula for a natural finish that looks & feels like your skin
super serum complex with 8 types of hyaluronic acid promotes better bare skin
water-based formula applies evenly & effortlessly
delivers 12-hr hydration, brightens & smooths
minimizes look of pores, fine lines & wrinkles
sweat protect complex keeps skin looking fresh
waterproof, sweatproof, & fragrance free
I N G R E D I E N T S:
hyaluronic acid: intensely hydrates
water: nourishes skin
niacinamide: helps brighten & minimize look of pores
vegan collagen complex: for a smooth & plump look
marine plants: help reduce look of lines & wrinkles
sea daffodil: anti-inflammatory & helps brighten
R E V I E W
Ok now that we have gotten all the basics out of the way. Let me just tell you, this has become my FAVORITE foundation! First I love any and everything that has hyaluronic acid in it ok! And the fact that there is niacin-amide to help brighten and reduce pores automatically makes this foundation my best friend?!!! Its soooo lightweight and feels like you aren’t wearing anything. It comes in 30 shades, I am in shade 54H deep honey. Its medium coverage so its perfect for on the go activities that merit a more no makep makeup look. Its also buildable so if you want a bit more coverage you can totally achieve it. I took it one step further to see if it woukd pass the ultimate test and wore it for a shoot outside in natural lighting and it looks soooo bomb OMG! Gives you such a beautiful and nice glow, perfect for summer out by the pool or beach. It does not move or cake up. The functionality and wearability of this foundation is honestly up their with some of the best foundations I have ever used. Also as always this product is vegan and dermatologist tested. Its also sweatproof, waterproof and gives you 12 hour hydration along with 16 hour wearability.
What are some new summer must haves you’ve been trying? Was this review helpful? Let me know in a comment below.
Prime Day is Amazons biggest annual deal event, held exclusively for Prime members. Its also my fave time to jump on major savings on some of the years most trending items. Ive rounded up a couple of this years trending top deals (all have amazing reviews) and highlighted a few of my faves from different categories. Ive also put together a list of the top brands to shop for prime day below:
As we start to get ready for warmer weather. Naturally shorts would be on the list of items you want to purchase. With the many different brands, options and cost it can be so difficult tho. So when I find great-looking, high quality shorts that are comfortable and affordable I have to share.
These distressed high waisted denim shorts are sooo good! They fit comfortably have a lil bit of stretch to them and look designer but a fraction of the price. They are currently on sale so thats a bonus! They also feature distressed hem which I really love on any type of denim.
You can find great inexpensive denim shorts regardless of if you’re a guy or gal. And just like a high end pair, they can last forever if you take care of them. If you haven’t got a go to pair of shorts that you can wear over and over again why not check out these denim short selections Here
I dont know about where you are right now. But the weather in California has been sooo gloomy and cold. Booooo! Its so crazy to think I need shorts and a sweater at the same time lol. For the past few days the weather has been so whomp whomp, so I thought it would be fun to style a cute and comfy gloomy cold day outfit!! Its comfy enough to run all my errands and cozy enough to keep out the chill! What is the weather like where you are??
Gen Z vs. Millennial: Mom Jeans, BF Jeans or Skinny Jeans || via Target
Okay so recently the Gen Z class (kids born mid-90s to early 2010s) which happens to be my lil dolly. Has declared war (not literal) 😂 on the Millenials (kids born from 1981-1996) which happens to include me. It all started on Tik Tok, which isn’t much a surprise because what issue doesnt stem from Social media, RIIITE?! It Basically portrays that (me) the stereotypical millennial over using the crying face emoji😂😭 (which happens to be cringe worthy to them) loving the word “Doggo” and that we are weirdly obbsessed with Disney, Harry Potter and wine. Also, to top it off we supposedly love wearing side parts and skinny jeans. Now although this portrayal has been present forever ago, I gotta say tho, It is pretty accurate. Minus the usage of the word doggo and obsession with Harry Potter I can proudly say YUP! Im a millennial. I loooove Disney so much, I definately over use this emoji 😭😂 and I love me a good glass of wine! Catch me on a great day and its a bottle 😂😂<—– SEE! Annnnd I most definetly wear me some skinny jeans bwuahahaha!! Which leads me to todays post. I thought it would be fun to do a little try on with boyfriend jeans, mom jeans and my fave skinny jeans to really see which ones looks better and if I would end up actually liking them better. So here it is, my little try on haul from Target. AND my thoughts on everything as well as my dollys, including a lil message for her and the fellow Gen Zs hahaha…
Baseball hat: Pink Lily (use code April15 for 15% off)
Sooooo… While each successor generation pokes fun of the previous one for getting “old”, I have to say getting “old” is pretty amazing. I mean while personally my dolly thinks im the coolest thing since sliced bread! Lets just say I dont loose any sleep about the Gen Zs opinion. Now after trying the mom jeans and BF jeans I do actually like the trend and can see myself branching out a bit moving forward. BUT its the good old skinny jeans that forever hold a place in my heart or should I say forever hold a place on my Bum😂😭😭 (I just cant) besides… This millennial LOVES being old ENOUGH to actually be able to buy my own pair of whatever jeans I want AND designer I desire along with SEVERAL bottles of wine!!! 😂😂😂😭Ohh And this emoji—->😂 is sooo accurate in showing how much I really feel about taking any advice from someone who cant even fund their own life!!! TAKE THAT GEN Z✌🏾😎
Happy April loves! New month, new possibilities and a new recap of last month’s instagram posts! I hope you all have a great weekend. My family and I are headed on a fun lil road trip to Vegas to see my best friend get married! Im excited and super nervous all at the same time. Its so crazy still with the pandemic and crazy people lol. Just have to be aware and stay safe. Do you have any plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comments below! P.s its Pizza Friday! 😘 enjoy 25% off and regular priced online menu item!!