I’m never sure if I should do big collective hauls or little one offs like this. Sometimes when I write a post talking about 8 or 9 items I get lost in a ton of words so I personally prefer these smaller quality over quantity hauls. I made an order on Nordstrom a couple weeks ago and kind of fell in love with the products already. I DESPISE going to department store beauty counters- let me browse and swatch leave me alone. Thank God for online shopping. Here’s what I picked up:
Stila Stay All Day Illuminating Beauty Balm / I did a review on this product which you can read here. This is a beautiful product perfect to wear to work (if you don’t get overdone for work) or no- makeup- makeup days.
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Base / I had been using a sample size of this primer and the tiny tube was lasting me a long time- you don’t need much of this. Skin prep is SO important to make foundation look good. Don’t skimp on serum, moisturizer, sprays, and everything else to get a good bouncy skin base for foundations. All my other primers are pore filling or mattifying. This one gives more of a moisturizing feel with some stick for foundations to adhere to well. I went for the shade Radiant Yellow because my skin already has a ton of pink to it that I want to neutralize. I am so happy I decided to pick up the full size!
MAC Give Me Sun! Bronzer / This was one of the first high end beauty items I ever tried. I was a drugstore beauty product girl growing up and when I got to college I bought Give Me Sun and Myth lipstick. I thought I had it all lol. I have been using MAC Sun Power for a long time now, and wanted to switch it up. Sun Power is really dark and a bit red so I’m not always tan enough for it, so I wanted Give Me Sun for a lighter everyday bronzer. It adds so much life to my face when I use it.
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant / I never EVER thought I would spend more than $4.50 on deodorant, but lately I have been so into perfumes. I have seen this product and thought wow why would anyone buy a designer deodorant?? I can explain. I apply deodorant at least twice per day, everyday and I smell the scent (Lady Speed Stick Shower Fresh or Dove Spray) ALL day. I heard this has great deodorizing power- so essential for me- and a fresh beautiful scent, so I went for it. I wish I could say it’s not worth buying, but it so is. When I wear this I literally smell SO nice. This is what “pretty” smells like, and I feel like a sophisticated successful CEO woman that has her life together. I’m still using my $4.50 deodorants on an everyday basis, but I add this to the rotation to treat myself too. Next time I restock this though I’ll get it from Amazon where it costs less.
I should probably mention the nail polish shown in the photo I took- it’s Color Club Hot Hot Hot Pants and it happened to arrive the same time the Nordstrom order came in so I felt like taking a picture of it I guess. It’s the brightest lightest neon peach pink pastel in the world (I did a lot of research on this) and I am currently wearing it!
I feel like everything I picked up will be major staples in my beauty routine from now on- which are the best kind of products! This is pretty much a current favorites post as much as it is a haul and I definitely recommend these classics if you need a good primer, bronzer, BB cream, or bougie AF deodorant.