Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here! It is one of my favorite sales of the year because instead of marking down items that are about to be out of season, the anniversary sale offers up to 40 percent off of new items for the season ahead of us. By working with top brands, Nordstrom is able to offer discounts on items that do not regularly go on sale.

I’m mostly excited to shop for beauty products during the Anniversary Sale because they are something I always need and beauty products do not normally go on sale. In addition to stocking up on beauty favorites, I also love to get a start on my holiday shopping–Barefoot Dreams blankets make the best gift and I love getting them on sale–I also like to get new workout clothes, accessories and maybe a new dress!

Happy Shopping!!

XO,

Brit

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us! While today is just a preview, the actual shopping will begin later this month based on card status.

  • July 12: Early Access for cardmembers with Icon status.
  • July 14: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
  • July 16: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
  • July 28: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.
Barefoot Dreams Lounge Set, Giraffe Bathrobe in Pink, Supergoop Sunscreen Set, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion Pouch, Navy Blue Veronica Beard Dress, Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora, Little Giraffe Baby Blanket in Pink, Alo Sports Bra in Pink Lava, Alo Leggings in Pink Lava, Club Monaco Shirt Dress, Le Labo Candle Set, Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers, Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, Stud Earring Set, Barefoot Dreams Blanket in Stone and Cream, Classic Black Nordstrom Pajamas, PMD Facial Cleansing Brush in Pink

I have been shopping this sale since I was a child and I love stocking up on essentials during it. One thing I always look for during this sale is the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion Pouch. This is my favorite lotion and you will not find it priced lower or at a greater volume than at the Anniversary Sale. I also like to treat myself to a new dress, workout clothes and boots and shoes for Fall.

This is also a great time to stock up on gifts. I always get several sets of candles, pajamas, bathrobes and blankets because they make beautiful gifts and it is great to get them on sale.

What are you shopping for at the Anniversary sale?!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guides

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guides

With Hanukkah in full swing and exactly two weeks until Christmas, we are down to the wire on ordering gifts, y’all! For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing gift guides for all of the people in your life–friends, significant others, parents, in-laws, grand parents, siblings and co-workers. From stocking stuffers to luxury items, I am sharing all of my gift guides here on the blog today.

Most stores should be able to deliver items before Christmas if you order this weekend! Happy shopping and let me know what you loved most from the gift guides!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guide for Stocking Stuffers

Brit’s Holiday Gift Guide for Stocking Stuffers

Can you believe Christmas is a mere three weeks away?! Growing up and even still today, Christmas stockings were one of my favorite parts of the holiday. I think I love stocking stuffers so much because they are like little extra gifts that you weren’t expecting, but that can be so amazing! Today I’m sharing stocking stuffer gift guides for women, men and children.

Hayley Menzies Tee, Laneige Lip Set, Beautybio Eye Masks, Stoney Clover Travel Pouch, Crushed Candy Cane Candle, Silk Face Mask, Beauty Blender Set,
Kiehl’s Lip Balm Set, Barefoot Dreams Socks, Jelly Bow Flip Flops

A t-shirt might seem slightly odd as a stocking stuffer, but I absolutely LOVE this Hayley Menzies leopard tee! I think it is an amazing stocking stuffer that so many women of all ages would love. You can pair it with jeans, a fun leopard skirt, leather leggings or even sweats and it is so chic.

Whether you’re traveling right now or just organizing your life, a clear pouch is so useful. Stoney Clover makes the cutest bags, pouches and masks and what I love most about them is that you can personalize them any way you like. From pink plush letting to rainbows and hearts, you can create the bag of your dreams or for the lucky ladies in your life.

Little beauty treats are always fun in a Christmas stocking so I would suggest throwing in some lip balms for sure. My personal favorites are from Kiehl’s and Laneige. Most women use beauty blenders to apply their makeup so this Beauty Blender combo set is the perfect gift. I love candles and seem to buy them for everyone for every occasion so when I found this crushed candy cane candle, I was way too excited! It is the perfect little holiday treat for everyone.

Since we’re all wearing face masks right now, why not have a nice one? I have been loving the Slip silk face masks and they’re definitely pricier than the average mask, but they make a beautiful gift and are very well made.

Of course we can’t forget about the feet and during the winter months I live in fuzzy socks and the Barefoot Dreams socks are the gold standard. They come in multiple colors and your loved ones will love them. I know flip flops are a little random as a stocking stuffer, but these adorable bow sandals from Amazon are too cute not to share! I just got a pair and can’t wait to wear them in Miami next month. They also come in a number of colors, but the nude is my favorite.

Airpods, Jack Black Skin Care Set, Black Tea Lip Balm, Sleeve of Golf Balls, Whiskey Soaked Campfire Jerky, Sustainable Socks,
Watercolor Playing Cards

Not that AirPods need much of an explanation, but basically if anyone in your life doesn’t have these, get them a set! I LOVE mine and it is so nice not having to mess around with wires anymore.

I don’t use male skin care products, but I do buy them for my husband and I have been loving the Jack Black products for him. They smell like a light, refreshing tea and my husband’s skin looks great. This kit or the lip balm will be a great addition to your man’s Christmas Stocking.

If you have a golfer in your life, I think a sleeve of golf balls is a great idea for a stocking stuffer. Men always run out of golf balls whether they’d like to admit it or not so these will be much appreciated.

If you’re looking for great gifts for the men in your life, I would highly recommend checking out Manready Mercantile. My husband and I know the owners well and they have the most unique gifts. From handmade candles to leather goods and fashions, this store has it all. I will definitely be getting my hubby the Whiskey Soaked Campfire Jerky and a set of sustainable socks. I know that sounds random, but I bought him a pair last year when Manready had their pop-up at the Nutcracker Market and I actually liked them so much that they are now basically mine so grab yourself a pair too! If you’re looking for another sock option for your man, I really like these playing card socks from Saks.

If a man in your life is from Texas, Louisiana or Florida or has some affinity for this part of the country, I would definitely suggest getting them a set of these beautiful watercolor playing cards. My husband is from New Orleans and his family has a home in Florida and many of them live in Texas now so I’ve bought several sets of these cards for his family this Christmas and I cannot wait to see how they react!

The Very Brave Lion, Plush Lion, Kitty Cat Face Mask, Dinosaur Face Mask, Reindeer Sparkle Pops, Electric Toothbrush, Christmas Growing Tree Kit, Sushi Kit,
Boys Graphic Briefs, Disney Princess Bikini Briefs, Pet Vet Play Set

I have it on very good authority (from my bestie Ava who is three) that The Very Brave Lion is a great book. Pair it with this plush lion and I think you will have a very happy little one.

Since were all wearing face masks, grab your little ones a fun animal one! I love the kitty cat and dinosaur options from Nordstrom.

For some fun toys for the kiddos, I love this Christmas tree growing kit, sushi bento box play set and of course the pet vet play set.

For more practical needs, these fun electric toothbrushes will liven up bathroom time for your littles and I think they will also love these undies sets!

I hope you’ve loved all of my gift guides! What have been your favorite items so far and what do you need more of? Leave me a comment and let me know!!

XO,

Brit

Bluemercury Semi-Annual Sale!

Bluemercury Semi-Annual Sale!

If you thought Black Friday and Cyber Monday were fun, then prepare yourselves for the Bluemercury Semi-Annual sale! Bluemercury is my favorite destination for skin care because they carry all of the best brands and for the next few days you can get SkinCeuticals, Jo Malone and more for up to 20 percent off!!

I normally shop this sale with my work bestie, but this year, sadly I will be shopping alone. When I lived in Houston, the Rice Village Bluemercury was about a 10 minute drive from our offices in the medical center and we were known to spend our lunches there. Since I haven’t been to a Bluemercury since the pandemic hit, I’m definitely in need of a re-stock and this sale couldn’t come at a better time! Here’s what I’ll be buying…

Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic, Skin Ceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF, Skin Ceuticals Phloretin CF, Skin Ceuticals Simply Clean Cleanser,
Skin Ceuticals Discoloration Defense, Skin Ceuticals Metacell Renewal B3, Skin Ceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight, Skin Ceuticals Equalizing Toner,
Skin Ceuticals Clarifying Clay Mask, Beauty Blender Cleanser, Beauty Blender, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, DryBar Prep Rally Spray,
Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber Perfume, Jo Malone Orange Bitters Candle, DryBar Buttercup Blow Dryer, Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, Kiehl’s Blue Astringent

As you can see, my favorite skin care brand is SkinCeuticals. I started using SkinCeuticals about five years ago and it has totally transformed my skin. It is a bit of a splurge if you’ve been using over-the-counter products, but it is totally worth it. I’d recommend starting out with the CE Ferulic because it works for most skin types and it will really make your skin glow. I personally use all of the products I’ve listed on this page and will share a video on Instagram about how I use each item.

In addition to the Skinceuticals I’ll be stocking up on, I will also be loading up on my Kiehl’s body lotion…I use this twice a day all over my body and could not live without it. I also love the Kiehl’s Blue Astringent. My signature scent is the Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber and am so happy I will be able to get it on sale. If you’re not familiar with this scent, it is so light and effervescent and makes you smell like you just left the spa.

Lafco Chamomile Lavender Candle, Lafco White Grapefruit Candle, Nars Blush, Nars Afterglow Lip Balm, Nars Eyeshadow, Supergoop! Play Everyday Sunscreen,
Tom Ford Foundation, Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Spray, Tom Ford Illuminating Primer

With the holidays coming up, you might want to take this opportunity to stock up on candles as gifts for your friends, because who doesn’t love a candle?! My favorite candles are from Lafco. I think the scents are beautiful, they burn well and I love the fun names they give each candle like Cabana and Penthouse.

I hardly ever wear makeup so I love buying it on sale when I have to. I love NARS for blush, eyeshadow and absolutely love the afterglow lip balm. For primer and foundation, my go-to is Tom Ford. I’ve been wearing it for years and makes me look airbrushed when I wear it.

Whether you’re stocking up on beauty essentials for yourself or buying gifts for friends and family, this sale is the best place you can spend your money this month! I usually stock up on my beauty favorites in December during this sale and again in June when they have their other sale so I don’t have to buy these items full price.

Happy shopping!!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Gift Guide for Girls, Boys and Fuzzy Friends

Brit’s Gift Guide for Girls, Boys and Fuzzy Friends

Ok y’all, I have to admit, this set of gift guides might be my favorite so far! I have a bunch of nieces and nephews and lots of friends with little kids and of course my sweet Charlie so I LOVE getting gifts for the little ones in my life! From kitchen play sets to Disney pajamas and sparkling water toys for dogs, these gift guides are perfect for the children and pups in your life and cover all price points.

1. Nutcracker Pajamas 2. Fawn Doll 3. Minnie Mouse Pajama Set 4. FAO Schwarz Toy Day Spa Kit 5. Cherry Kitchen Apron 6. Disney Princess Face Mask Set 7. Pink Puppy Dog Slippers 8. White Range Rover 9. Kitchen Play Set 10. Pink Chef Set 11. Cindy Lou Who Headband 12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book 13. Cindy Lou Who Pajamas

My sister-in-law loves getting matching monogrammed Cecil and Lou pajamas for the kids in the family every year for Christmas and I think that is such a fun idea! The pajamas are so festive and it makes for great photos that can be treasured forever.

I don’t have children yet, but I love buying gifts for the little ones in my life. Over the years, I’ve really liked bundling several things for the kids like pajamas, a book and a stuffed animal as a gift. When I was little, I treasured my books and stuffed animals so I guess I’m pushing those things on the kids in my life now, but I do think they really love getting them! I’m also DYING over these alligator slippers and in addition to getting a pair for my nephew, I might get a pair for my future son too!

1. Olive, the Other Reindeer Book 2. JellyCat Plush Puppy Dog 3. Christmas Onesie 4. Mickey Mouse Face Mask Set 5. Alligator Slippers 6. Play Kitchen Utensil Set 7. Toy Truck Set 8. Black Jeep 9. Play Kitchen Set 10. Buzz Lightyear Pajama Set 11. Puppy Dog Tie 12. Mickey Mouse Pajamas

And now for the puppies!! As most of you know, I got a puppy in August so this will be our first Christmas with our precious Charlie and I am so excited to spoil him!! From fuzzy sweaters to sparkling water, this gift guide will help you pamper your furry friends for the holiday. Charlie already has a few of these items and he loves them.

The fuzzy donut bed from Amazon is probably the best thing we’ve bought him so far. It is only $35 and he uses it all the time! It comes in two colors and is machine washable so I cannot recommend this product highly enough. Charlie also loves his SparkleDog treats and they would make such a fun gift for your pup and to give your friends who have dogs too. We also use the Kiehl’s Cleansing Spritz on him in-between baths. It smells great and is so much easier to use than giving him a bath.

Don’t tell Charlie, but I’m wrapping all of his gifts this year in the personalized wrapping paper from Etsy! Is it not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!

1. Fuzzy Pink Sweater 2. SparkleDog Treats 3. Monkey Toy 4. Bark Box Subscription 5. Christmas Tree Tent 6. Dog Bone Storage Basket 7. Ceramic Food Bowl 8. Lamb Snack Sticks 9. La Croix Plush Toy 10. Kiehl’s Cleansing Spritz 11. Coral Harness 12. Monogrammed Pajamas 13. Fuzzy Donut Bed 14. Personalized Wrapping Paper

I hope these gift guides help you spoil the children and animals in your life this holiday season! Check back next Friday for another set of my gift guides!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Picks: My Guide to the NSALE

Brit’s Picks: My Guide to the NSALE

I am so excited the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially begun!! It is one of my favorite sales of the year because instead of marking down items that aren’t selling well, the anniversary sale offers up to 40 percent off of new items and some of the top items and brands sold at Nordstrom that do not regularly go on sale.

This is a great time to stock up on beauty products, holiday gifts and essentials. I am also excited this year to shop for Fall clothes because I finally live in a city where it gets a little chilly!! I’ve divided all of my picks into six different categories for easy browsing and I hope you love them as much as I do!!

Although this Anniversary Sale is a bit smaller than in other years, I do think there are some great items. I hope you love all my picks as much as I do and Happy Shopping, my friends!!

XO,

Brit

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

It’s that time of year again…just a month late! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here!! Growing up in Salt Lake, Nordstrom was the main store we would shop at and I have such fun memories of getting fall clothes and fun things from this same when I was a little girl.

Today, I’m sharing a sneak peek of my favorite items from the sale this year. The sale opens to the public on August 19th and you can shop earlier based on the status of your Nordstrom card level.

Each year for the sale there are a few things I stock up on. First and foremost, the Kiehl’s body lotion. This is my ABSOLUTE favorite lotion and I use it every day. It is regularly priced at $78 a bottle which can be a little expensive, but on the sale, it is marked down to $49. I usually buy three or four bottles and they last me an entire year until the next sale. I love this lotion because it is not filled when heavy scents or perfumes and has a beautiful texture. I hate watery lotions and overly-heavy creams and this Kiehl’s lotion has the perfect consistency of moisture. I also look forward to stocking up on my favorite bra during the sale…I wear the Calvin Klein t-shirt bra in nude every day and during the sale they are marked down to $26 during this sale. The Anniversary Sale is also a great time to buy yourself some new slippers! I love wearing slippers around the house and Ugg always puts out a great pair during this sale. This year I’m loving this great orange pair and for under $60, they a great deal! I know Christmas is a long time away, but maybe grab a few extra pairs for your mom and sisters, I think slippers are fabulous gifts to give!

I am so excited to see my favorite hoops on the sale this year!! I wear these all the time and people think they are real! They are normally $60, but during the sale they are marked down to $34.90. Make sure you get yourself the gold and silver because I promise you, you’ll be wearing these non-stop. If you’re in the market for an anniversary gift or maybe a push present, the Bon Levy diamond eternity band is an amazing choice!! It is beautiful and $1400 off during the sale! I’m also VERY into these crystal Dior sunglasses, how chic are they?!

These hoop earrings are my FAVORITE!! You can wear them anywhere and everywhere!

I’m loving the clothes on this year’s sale as well. I bought the blue and white version of this ATM dress a few years ago and I wear it all the time. It’s machine washable and so easy to wear to the pool, on the plane, to lunch, to the grocery store…literally to whatever. Make sure you don’t let this one pass you up!

Wearing the blue and white version of the ATM dress that is part of the Anniversary Sale this year.

I also LOVE these pink Alo Leggings and Free People Tank Top…they would be so cute for yoga or a walk. I always size down for Alo because it runs big compared to Lululemon. And we can’t pass up on these adorable Roberta Roller Rabbit Pajamas… I would recommend getting an extra set for your sister or bestie too…they are sure to be loved by all!

What are your favorites from the sale?! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I continue to share my favorites!!

XO,

Brit