July 14, 2014

Beauty Buys - Too Faced, Fresh, Kiehl's, Nars, Josie Maran


A bunch of products that I picked in past few weeks. I had been to Miami for little spring vacation. Obviously couldn't resist visiting and picking goodies from Sephora. It was HUGE!!! I loved the way they had Bronzers, Self tanners and Sunscreens on display just at the front.

TOO FACED 
Bonjour Soleil Limited Edition Summer Bronzing Wardrobe: 
OMG!!! This looked so so stunning at the display! I must admit that I got sucked into the sleek packaging, beautiful tanned legs and Miami Mood! Not to mention the stunning colors!!  I am not a bronzer person and I love whatever I have in my little bronzer collection. Too Faced metal packaging is very pretty and I couldn't resist buying!

JOSIE MARAN 
Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée:
These tiny glass jars!! I hate those bins that hold mini and travel size products at the check out. Most of these are below $20 and before you know you have 3-4 products added in the basket. I have tried MAC Just a Pinch Gel Blush and I love it. These too are really good, because I have already used them. More details on these and the swatches later.

FRESH
Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask:
I have been obsessed with masks lately, especially the overnight kinds. The FRESH Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask was pretty new in the market when I picked it a couple of weeks ago. I have used it just two times and so far so good. Will use it a few more times before I pass a verdict on it.

Before starting my trip, I had picked a NARS Illuminator in the color HOT SAND from Nordstrom. I love the way this shade looks on my tanned skin (now).

Also grabbed a Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ from the Kiehl's Friends and Family Sale. I love my tried and trusted SHISEIDO Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body, but I had tried a sample of Kiehl's one in the past and I really wanted to buy a full size one.
(Note to companies: Be generous with samples!!)

There are a couple of other stuff that I picked, but I just need to photograph them. So for now everything has been tried and I am glad none of these were disappointing. Reviews and swatches to come soon.

Nordstrom Anniversary sale has been started (early access to card holders). There are not very many things on my list, though there are some really cool gift sets and exclusives.

NARS Dolce Vita Lip & Nail Set ($52)
This set comes with a Dolce Vita Lipstick, Dolce Vita Lipgloss and Limited-Edition Dolce Vita Nail Polish in a lacquered keepsake box. Everything is full size.

Chanel Dentelle Précieuse Illuminating Powder ($80) 
This is a Nordstrom Exclusive (store) and is not currently listed as an Anniversary Exclusive online. But I have seen pics of this on Instagram.

NARS Limited-Edition Cheek Palette ($49) 
This comes in a black mirrored compact with Orgasm Blush, Laguna Bronzer, Mistinguette Blush and Goulue Blush.

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Color Set ($85) 
This comes with a 12-pan eyeshadow palette, Full-size Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner in Black and Full-size Smokey Eye Mascara in Black.

MAC Look in a Box All About Coral ($39.50) 
This set comes with Lipstick in Passion Charge (luster finish), Lipglass in Stoke the Flame (frost finish), Veluxe Pearl fusion Eyeshadow in Collective Chic and Techna kohl Liner in Brown border.

MAC Look in a Box All About Pink ($39.50) 
This set comes with Lipstick in Embrace Me (matte finish), Lipglass in Unlimited Style (frost finish), Veluxe Pearl fusion Eyeshadow in Fabulous Three and Techna kohl Liner in Photogravure

MAC Look in a Box All About Nude ($39.50) 
This set comes with Lipstick in Soft Savour (luster finish), Lipglass in Feeling Fine (frost finish), Veluxe Pearl fusion Eyeshadow in Cool Companions and Techna kohl Liner in Graphblack

Diptyque Baies & Figuier Candle Set ($120) 
This has two 6.5 candles in Baies and Figuier with a wick trimmer and candle snuffer. (Awesome set!!)

Laura Mercier Flawless Expressions Set ($85) 
This has an Eye and Cheek Palette, Deluxe-size Caviar Stick in Rosegold (0.03 oz.), Full-size Full Blown Volume Suprême Mascara in Black (0.2 oz.) and Full-size Lip Glacé in limited-edition Gilded Rose (0.15oz.)

Giorgio Armani Ultimate Eyes to Kill Set ($85)
The set includes Smooth Silk Waterproof Eye Pencil in #1 (0.03 oz.), Eyes to Kill Mascara in #1 (0.23 oz.), Flash Lip Lacquer in #107, Perfection Eye Makeup Remover (1.35 oz.), Luminous Silk Foundation in #5.5 (0.17 oz.) and Fluid Sheer in #7 (0.17 oz.)

Jo Malone Cologne Collection ($88) 
This one comes with six 0.3 oz mini spritzers of Nectarine Blossom and Honey, Orange Blossom, Blackberry and Bay, Pomegranate Noir and Grapefruit.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Softness ($48) 
The set includes Ultra Rich Shower Cream (2.5 oz.), Milk Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap (3.5 oz.), Shea Ultra Rich Body Lotion (16.9 oz.), Shea Butter Hand Cream (0.3 oz.) and Shea Butter Foot Cream (0.3oz.)

This is just a list of few beauty and home products, though there are many lovely selection in shoes, clothes, accessories and bag categories.
I would love to pick NARS Dolce Vita Set, Diptyque Candles Set and Jo Malone goodies. I am not sure though, simply because I have some other stuff I would want to spend my money on and unfortunately they are not in this sale.

What is on your wishlist from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

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