What’s on My Wish List: Nordstrom

I think my Nordstrom wish list has at least 150 items on it at any given time, so I thought I would share a few items I have my eye on. I love that they have a range of high quality items from clothing, shoes and accessories to beauty products, home items and baby items! Here are just a few things I wouldn’t mind randomly showing up on my doorstep:

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J. Crew Embroidered Tie Front Tunic

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Splendid Jody Ankle Tie Espadrille

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Madewell Du Jour Tunic Dress

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B.P. Straw Look Hat

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Kate Spade Stripe Flutter Sleeve Dress

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Marc Fisher LTD Adalyne Platform Wedge

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Cece Hydrangea Plaid Shift Dress

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Ibiza Hair B5 Blonde Extended Cork Round Brush – Extra Large

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Caslon Peplum Tee

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Bauble Bar Gabriela Fringe Earrings

What’s on your Nordstrom wish list? Anything I need to know about? ūüėČ

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With Christmas around the corner (and an awesome Beautycounter deal continuing through Cyber Monday – all orders over $150 will receive a free full-size shampoo and conditioner!), I thought I would share a few of my absolute favorite products that would make great gifts and stocking stuffers! (In case you missed my exciting news, go here!)

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Lustro Face Oils – These face oils are hands-down the best thing I have ever put on my face. My skin has never felt this smooth or moisturized. I use the number 2 oil, which is for normal to dry skin and is anti-aging. The number 1 oil is for sensitive skin and the number 3 oil is for combination skin (or angry skin!). I use mine as a primer after I’ve cleansed my face in the morning and again in the evening after I wash my face.

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Nourishing Cleansing Balm – I LOVE THIS STUFF. It’s a bit pricier, but it is totally worth it.¬†And the jar is big and lasts a long time. It has the consistency of coconut oil when in the jar, but once you rub it between your fingers it becomes a liquid. I use this nightly after cleansing and it help lock in moisture without any stickiness.

 

Beautycounter - Rosewater

Rose Water Uplifting Spray – This spray serves me in several different ways. I use a spritz or two after I wash my face as a toner, after I put on my makeup and/or if my makeup needs a little afternoon pick-me-up. It’s made from real roses and smells DIVINE.

Every Day and Every Night Hydrating Creams – To give you an idea of how much I love these face creams, I should let you know that I stopped using the moisturizer I had been using for 15 years to switch to this. It’s that good! It’s smooth and hydrating, not sticky and absorbs quickly.

Beautycounter - Tint Skin

Tint Skin – This is a super smooth foundation that evens out my complexion beautifully. Don’t get enough coverage with one application? Just layer on another for more. It doesn’t look cakey or dry and it comes in eight colors.

Beautycounter - Mattify Powder

Mattify Skin Finishing Powder – This is the first time I’ve used a translucent powder and I really love this one. It sets my foundation, makes my face¬†look finished and has true staying power.

 

Beautycounter - Lip Sheer

Lip Sheers – These perfect little gifts or stocking stuffers! The colors are beautiful (my favorite is ‘Petal’). They go on super smooth and give great color without being too lipsticky. Yep. That’s a word.

Beautycounter - Sugar Scrub

Sugar Scrub – By far my favorite product. It really gets the dead skin off and seems to polish my skin leaving it silky smooth. I honestly don’t think I could live without this product, especially during the winter. And it’s the perfect luxe gift without a big luxe price! If you wanted to give a little more, I would definitely suggest the Scrub + Body Butter duo.

Beautycounter - Lustro Body Oil

Lustro Body Oil in Rosemary Citrus – This may be the final thing on my list of favorites, but it’s definitely not the least favorite of my favorites. If that makes any sense. I love using this right after I hop out of the shower, or I add it to my body lotion to make it extra hydrating. Needless to say, my skin is loving me right now!

If you’re interested in any items or have any questions, feel free to email me or comment on this post! Happy shopping!

 

 

 

 

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A few weeks ago, my sweet friend Jessie (who grew up with my husband and was my roommate when I lived in Huntsville) texted me about trying out some products for a skincare and beauty brand she was selling called Beautycounter.

The whole mission behind Beautycounter is to get safe products into the hands of everyone. Now, I’ll admit – I was skeptical. Usually, when things are deemed as being more natural or “organic” in the beauty industry, they just don’t work as well. Not to mention, there’s already several direct sales beauty brands out there. Regardless, I was intrigued and Jessie sent me a huge box full of skincare, makeup and bath/body products.

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Let me just tell you – I WAS SO WRONG. Not only do these products work, but they work better than the high-end brands I was using – and¬†they are safe! Now, you may wonder what I mean by safe. I’ll keep this short (because I could go on and on and on…). The¬†U.S.¬†hasn’t passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients¬†used in personal care products since 1938. Scary, right? So that means these beauty¬†companies are allowed to use chemicals known to be¬†extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde and phthalates) in the products we¬†put on our bodies and on our kids every single day, day after day. And to add to that, the E.U. has banned almost¬†1,400 harmful and toxic ingredients from there products – of those, the U.S. has banned 11.

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These harmful ingredients are known to cause endocrine disruptions, cancer, hormonal issues, etc. When I heard that these ingredients could be linked to cancer, it struck a chord with me. My mother and grandmother are both breast cancer survivors (not genetically related cancer either). If changing the products I put on my skin every day (remember, skin is your largest organ!) could only help reduce the chance of any of these issues, then why wouldn’t I?

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And that’s where Beautycounter comes in. They are leading this charge. They have already¬†banned more than 1,500 ingredients from their products¬†setting a new health and safety standard‚ÄĒall while ensuring their¬†products perform, and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe¬†shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market. This company and their mission for safe beauty has truly won me over. They are genuine in their fight to change the beauty industry and to create safe products that actually work.

So, I’m so excited to say that I have joined Beautycounter as a consultant! If you’re interested in joining this wonderful team or want to try out any of the products, just shoot me an email at kelleyblakeblog@gmail.com. Or you can always visit my Beautycounter website¬†to see all of our great products. Please let me know if you have any questions! I plan to post a few of my favorites soon – and there are many things that would make great Christmas or Hanukkah gifts!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and eat way too much!