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How to Shop The Best Deals At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + Everything You Need To Know About The Sale

July 12, 2021

How to Shop The Best Deals At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + Everything You Need To Know About The Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! But what is that about this Sale that everyone talks about? 

First things first, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a multi-week event with massive markdowns that has been happening every year for almost 3 decades. The sale is all about staples for the fall. The merchandise is all new, with pricing going up in August after the end of the event. 

Not everyone gets access to the Sale at the same time, but the majority of Nordstroms loyal members get access this week! 

Here’s the brake down: Nordstroms Rewards Icon Members have access first ONLINE, starting today, July 12th. The ambassador members access are starting on the 14th. Then, the influencer members access, aka all Nordstroms cardholders starts on July 16th. All the other shoppers will have access in-store or online of the sale starting July 28th, regardless if you are a new shopper or loyal customer. Sale ends on August 8th.

There are so many good options in all categories on this sale. However, not just because things are on sale it means you need to buy them. I talk with my clients about that all the time: if you can buy it, let’s buy things with intension. For example, if you have your eye on something, check if it matches with things you already own, or the item incorporates into your lifestyle and your best new version.


How to Shop Efficiently And Get The Best Deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

  1. Make a list: check on things that you really need – this sale is good for stocking up for fall basics or for a fall wardrobe refresh. 
  2. If you have kept your eye on something, but you were hesitating because of budget, now it’s the time to look if the item is on sale – you can preview the items on sale here, regardless of your membership/shopping status.
  3. If you are not a member yet, sign up for The Nordy Club (Nordstroms rewards points program). After that, schedule a Personal Double Points Day to earn 2x points towards notes (kind of Nordstroms “cash rewards” that you can apply towards your purchase). 
  4. Shop Online – It’s faster and the inventory online is huge (sometimes not all the items are available in store).

I know this sale can get overwhelming, so take advantage and use the shopping guides I have curated below with some of the best picks for a fall wardrobe refresh! From going back to work or staying cozy at home, I’ve put together and multiplied looks using items from many of my favorite brands included in this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. 

Bookmark this post for reference. I will be updating this post with more shopping guides from other categories as the sale goes. 


Lastly, book a styling section with me and let me be your favorite friend to shop with 🙂 email me at [email protected] for a complimentary styling discovery call and find out more about my services.

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Beauty, Lifestyle

8 Beauty Secrets To Get Flawless and Glowing Summer Skin

June 24, 2021

Everybody wants to look good at the beach, by the pool or at fun Summer events. I asked beauty expert and makeup artist Rita Fioritto how to get flawless and natural glowing skin in the Summer. Ready to take notes? Here are 8 valuable beauty secrets from Rita with products recommendations:

1. Up Your Water Intake

Get a water bottle and keep drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins from your body, while giving you healthier and hydrated skin.

Products recommendations: Self Cleaning 25 oz Water Bottle LARQ, Giotto Large 1 Gallon/128oz Motivational Water Bottle with Time Marker & Straw.

2. Exfoliate

For cleaner smoother skin and to better absorb hydration, Rita recommends gentle exfoliation twice a week to remove dead skin cells and leave your skin looking radiant. Do it in the morning after your cleanser and before toning your skin.

Products recommendations: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Pore Exfoliating Treatment, Gentle Facial Buffing Cream With Botanical Extracts. TIP: Makeup will last longer on exfoliated skin. 


3. Apply a Mask Specific For Your Skin Type

Choose between hydrating, deep cleansing, detoxifying, clay, charcoal or overnight beauty sleep masks once or twice a week.

Products recommendations: Youth To The PeopleSuperberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask with Vitamin C, Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask, Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask, Glam Glow Super Mud Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask, Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask to Purify and Nourish.


4. Tone Your Skin 

Toning the skin is important and a must during the summer months to soothe and give a temporally tighter sensation to the skin. A good toner aids and helps the skin regaining moisture, besides removing oil and leftover makeup. Most importantly, it minimizes the appearance of pores.

Products recommendations: Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner for Combination to Oily Skin, Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin.


5. Wear a Serum

Serums are important to tackle so many skin concerns. It’s an extra step in your skin care routine that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some face serums contain nutrients that may help your skin in different things such as hydrating, brightening and preventing damage from ultraviolet (UV) light and pollution, just to name a few of the benefits.

Products recommendations: Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum, Estée LauderEstee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum, Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum, Supergoop!Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Sunscreen Serum PA+++.


6. Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is different from the rest of your face. It’s thinner, and the first area to show signs of aging. Eye creams are important to hydrate the eye area, to treat or prevent fine lines and puffiness. They make the eye area firmer and supple.

Products Recommendations: OriginsEye Doctor™ Moisture Care For Skin Around Eyes, Hada Labo Tokyo Age Correcting Eye Cream, A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles | Eye Cream | SkinCeuticals, Drunk Elephant C-Tango™ Vitamin C Eye Cream, Dr. Barbara SturmEye Cream, Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Eye Gel-Cream, First Aid BeautyFAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid, Supergoop! Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40 PA+++


7. Pick a Moisturizer

Rita recommends to use a lighter moisturizer in the warmer months, different from the heavy moisturizer you used during the winter months. Pick a lightweight moisturizer, some already come with SPF for daytime use. 

Products Recommendations: Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream, Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Lightweight Firming Cashmere Moisturizer, Lancôme Hydra Zen Glow Liquid Lightweight Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid, Derma E Collagen Moisturizer, Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30, Supergoop!Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++, Vichy Aqualia Thermal UV Defense Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 30


8. Sunscreen 

Rita says to apply sunscreen all year round, with a minimum of 30 SPF. A teaspoon is all you need for the face, and it should be applied every 2 hours after swimming or you been exposed in the sun. Sunscreen will help prevent discoloration and dark spots from sun damage. 

Products Recommendations: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Light Fluid Face Sunscreen SPF 60, Sunday RileyLight Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Daily Face Sunscreen, Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen, SkinCeuticals ACDDaily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30, Supergoop!Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++.


Do you change your skincare routine in the Summer months? Feel free to share other tips with our community in the comments.

Disclosure: I link products and companies based on their quality, my personal opinion and experience. Some of the links in my posts are affiliated links, and I will earn a small commission if you decide to purchase them.

Kids Shopping Guides, Motherhood, Shopping Guides

Preschool Gifts Guide

December 10, 2020

Kids gifts guide for Preschool Kids – The kind of list that will make any kid in preschool happy.

We pretty much have the majority of the items on this list, and they are great resources to make the kids busy while learning the skills they need in preschool age.

As a mom myself, I know we are always looking for the best gifts for our kids, so this is a good place to check time to time, and share it with a friend or family member that are looking for ideas. Click on links below to shop the options:

1. Backyard Playhouse, 2. Doll House, 3. Art Easel, 4. Balance Bike, 5. Dust, Sweep & Mop Set, 6. Top & Bake Pizza Counter, 7. Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride-on Toy, 8. Bounce House, 9. Micro Kickboard Scooter, 10. Table Top Easel, 11. Kids Karaoke Machine with 2 microphones, 12. Vintage Kitchen Set, 13. Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart, 14. DigiArt Creative Easel, 15. Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Set, 16. My First Slide, 17. Crayola 3-in-1 Double Easel with Magnetic Letters, 18. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, 19. Magna-Tiles, 20.Modern Outdoor Playhouse 21. Pink Headband with Flower Magnet.


Have fun! xo Luci.

Home Essentials, Shopping Guides

Amazon Prime Day Picks

October 14, 2020

Home Favorites Edition

You asked, you shall received. From now on I will be using my experience as a buyer and help you to shop. To start I have curated a couple of home favorites that is on sale on Amazon Prime Day right now.
Prime Day is an exclusive sale for prime members on Amazon. It is seriously like Christmas in October! So many great deals!! Don’t waste more time! Run and shop on the links below. Sale ends tonight!

  1. Pressure Cooker Perfect for any time of the year to make rice, stews and soup. This one is a 7in1, and it is also an air fryer. Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7 in 1, 10 Qt – Size is important when cooking for the family!

2. Air Fryer – This is one appliance you need in your kitchen right now! I can’t see our house without one. Cook healthier and juicy. This is a must have on any kitchen even if you don’t know how to cook! GoWISE USA GW22956 7-Quart Electric Air Fryer with Dehydrator & 3 Stackable Racks, Led Digital Touchscreen with 8 Functions + Recipes, 7.0-Qt, Black/Silver

3. Robot Vacuum – who doesn’t need a hand to clean up the house? I do! I got you covered with 2 brands: Shark and Roomba. It goes by preference.

Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE, Robotic Vacuum, IQ Navigation, Home Mapping, Self-Cleaning Brushroll, Wi-Fi Connected

Robot Roomba i6+ (6550) Robot Vacuum

5. Kids Tablet – good opportunity to start your Christmas shopping! It comes in 3 colors: pink, blue and purple. All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, 8″ HD display, 32 GB, Pink Kid-Proof Case

6. Portable Bluetooth Speaker – another perfect gift and waterproof for the music lover. Great for entertaining too! The Bose SoundLink Revolve, the Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 360 Wireless Surround Sound, Triple Black

7. Ring Light Hello fellow bloggers and makeup enthusiasts. This is the perfect ring for you! I personally have one and I love it. Neewer Ring Light Kit:18″/48cm Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light, Light Stand

8. Coffee & Expresso Maker – One of the best around, and makes a great gift. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Expresso Machine by De’Longhi

9. Ring Video Doorbell Pro, with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation (existing doorbell wiring required) 

10. Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)

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