My journey in fashion began over 25 years ago as a Portland-based buyer for Nordstrom. After a decade of doing this work and developing a solid grasp of market demands, I learned that you need the key pieces that really work well together and that you can wear over and over again. Read more….
For many of us, beauty products are one of those things we all LOVE to try! I remember being on a girls trip with my two sisters-in-law and some nieces. Inevitably, the conversation turned to different beauty items we all love and use frequently. Next thing we knew, we were all congregated in the bathroom, sharing masks, slathering on creams and trying each other’s favorite products!
Let’s be clear, I’m no makeup artist — but I have done my own makeup every day since high school. And, I’ve sampled hundreds of beauty products since I’ve basically spent my whole life working at Nordstrom! (It also helps to have trusted friends in the beauty department.) So today’s post is about the 20 products I buy on repeat – everything from Vitamin C serum to special candles to the best foundation ever. And because they’re so good, I decided to share them with all of you!
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20 products I buy on repeat!
This limited-edition Paris candle smells SO good! I just love it, so I decided to buy a couple more knowing they will sell out. When the candle is gone, use the pretty jar for something pretty, like flowers, q-tips or makeup brushes.
It’s like a mini-spa in a jar. This Radiant Cleansing Balm smells delicious, and it feels really good when you put it on your face (and even on your eyes!). Let it sit for a few minutes, then gently towel it off with the (enclosed) muslin cloth. This last step MAKES IT – you feel like you’ve deep cleansed and exfoliated and buffed, all in one step!
Kidman's Kiss is the prettiest shade of a coral-pink, you'll love it as en everyday color. I make sure to have extras in my travel bag, handbag, and makeup drawer. This is a great color for so many women, give it a try.
This fragrance is flying off the shelves! I started with the body oil to test it out -- and LOVED it! It's a gorgeous fragrance, and I highly recommend the perfume, candle, hair mist, oil ... all of it! It's so good, and it makes the perfect gift.
This highly-rated foundation is the best. I've tried branching out, but always go back to this one. It's a nice medium coverage, looks natural and you can apply it lighter or heavier, depending on where you're going. I recommend using a primer before applying.
I've never been a big body lotion person, but recently I started using this one by Kiehl's -- and wow is it good. Now I have it in my travel bag and bathroom counter, and I have a back-up supply! It leaves your skin glistening, and the scent is barely there making it perfect as a daily fragrance.
This everyday moisturizing cream is dreamy! Not only does it have an SPF 30, it has a faint smell that is really nice. I highly recommend this product. I noticed today it's on sale at Nordstrom -- which is rare. Grab it while you can!
These candles are scattered throughout my house and while I love this scent, I also love Feu de Bois, Roses and Figuier. You really can't go wrong with any of them. But the best part is once the candle is gone, you can use the pretty jars for makeup applicators or fresh flowers. They add an extra pretty touch to your bathroom.
These are the best hair ties ever! They don't get tangled in your hair, they're elegant, and the colors work with anything you wear. I buy these for gifts, and I carry one everywhere. More elevated than an elastic hair band, they're perfect for going out.
They say a silk pillowcase is anti-aging. While I haven't researched that claim yet, sleeping on a silky pillowcase just feels luxurious! This is another item I've purchased for gifts, they're such a treat!
This hand soap smells so so good! I've tried several of the scents, and love them all. The jars are pretty, and you can purchase refills. Place these pretty bottles in every single bathroom -- another simple touch that makes a difference!
There's a reason why this Chanel blush is a top seller! The colors are so pretty, it has a delicate scent that's really lovely. There are several colors including "In Love" and "Rose Initial" that are worth a try.