Our Favorite Holiday Nordstrom Beauty Finds!


Who’s ready to go shopping?! Whether you’re looking for gifts for yourself or someone special on your list, I’ll be posting gift guides all week. To kick off I wanted to share some amazing finds from Nordstrom’s beauty aisle. Above are some from my personal archive with some additional recommendations of products I saw from their preview below.

1. For starters Slip for Beauty Sleep ‘Slipilk’ Pure Silk Pillowcase and ‘Slipsilk’ Pure Silk Sleep Mask is one of my favorite things I own. Gift it for yourself. It’s a luxe anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, anti-bed head pillowcase and sleep mask crafted from pure silk inside and takes beauty sleep to the next level.

2. Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum – easily the best packaging in fragrance, I’ve ever owned. The sultry and luxurious, woody fragrance housed in a decadent bottle inspired by an iconic handbag shape, the fragrance opens with sultry top notes of Italian plum, iris flower and saffron and closes with papyrus, vetiver and amber with notes of iris, jasmine and rose in the middle.


3. For the lippie lover, the ultimate stocking stuffer award goes to Charlotte Tilbury for her limited edition Mini Lipstick Charm Set. The set could not be any cuter and includes three miniature versions of Charlotte’s signature range of best-selling K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks. Shades include the sophisticated nude Penelope Pink, the polished and perfected Bitch Perfect and the iconic So Marilyn red—is all wrapped up in a pretty gift box.

4. The Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette is a great gift for any girls on your list and an absolute steal at $29. Loaded with versatile, matte, stripped-down neutral eyeshadows for the perfect neutral matte eye. The palette is perfect for travel or anyone on the go. While the palette is small, it’s loaded with six full-size shadow shades including: Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte), Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte), Crave (deepest, darkest brown-black matte)

5. For me, Eve Lom is the ultimate skincare brand. If you haven’t tried their assortment their holiday sets are a great way to try all of their most popular skincare products at a discount. If you need a recommendation of where to start, the The Classics’ Set features all of my favorites including:

  • Cleanser (1.7 oz.): a product formulated with four aromatic oils that also works to cleanse, decongest and remove makeup without stripping the skin.
  • Rescue Mask (0.5 oz.): an award-winning complexion booster that helps reduce blotchy skin and minimize irritation.
  • Radiance Lift Cream (0.85 oz.): a richly texture moisturizer that not only feels like the ultimate in indulgent pampering but also provides the utmost concentration of hydration and firming action ever achieved in an EVE LOM moisturizer.
  • Kiss Mix Lip Treatment (0.24 oz.): a luxurious, protective treatment that instantly moisturizes, relieves and softens with beeswax for tender, comforted lips all year round.

6. For any men in your life, especially a boss or more formal acquaintance, you can’t go wrong with the Molton Brown Signature Washes for Him collection. The limited edition set features three full-size body washes in scents Bushukan Body Wash, Silver Birch Body Wash and Black Peppercorn Body Wash.


Clarisonic Alpha Fit (for him) and Clarisonic Mia 2 – Keith Herring Sonic Skin Cleansing System (for her) is a match made in great skincare heaven. The ultimate his and hers present! Clarisonic recently launched the male version of their classic Clarisonic for him — you can read all about it in my review of the Alpha Fit HERE. As for the Mia 2, if you don’t own one by now the Keith Haring limited edition version is the way to go. It’s so chic and a great value. This is the greatest gift you can give your face.  The sonic technology in Clarisonic gently yet deeply cleanses pores, removing six times more makeup than manual cleansing to reduce dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes and immediately leaves skin feeling and looking smoother. And it’s waterproof so you can leave it in the shower.

Here are some additional products from the preview to have on your radar (they’re on mine!):


The Sonoma Lavender ‘Snow Leopard’ Neck Pillow‘ and Lavender ‘Snow Leopard Blankie‘ (Limited edition Nordstrom Exclusive) – I’m big on bringing the spa experience into your home. This handcrafted design is woven from soft faux-fur that helps heal and relax your muscles. It works through a removable insert that’s filled with flaxseed and lavender flowers so it can be warmed in the microwave or chilled to help you settle down after a long, hard day. Sounds delightful, no?
la-prairie-caviar-holiday-set-nordstromEVERYONE is in love with the La Prairie Caviar collection, it plumps, firms, targets fine lines, wrinkles and does everything except make you a latte in the morning.  If you’re looking to indulge in some luxurious skincare, the La Prairie Coveted Indulgences Set is worthy of it’s title and is the closest you’ll get to their products at a discount at $325 ($400 value). The mask is literally my everything. The set includes:

  • Full-size Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream (0.68 oz.): a cream that targets fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and dryness.
  • Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer (0.17 oz.): a cream that provides weightless hydration to skin while helping to restore firmness and elasticity.
  • Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask (0.17 oz.): a mask that refines, restores firmness and replenishes moisture overnight.

diptyque-candle-setFrom hostess gifts to setting the perfect holiday ambiance, candles are the way to go! Diptyque Colored Glass Candle Trio includes three beautiful new candles dedicated to the olfactory attributes of trees to light up the holiday season. Housed in colored glass, each candle is 2.5oz and has a 30-hour burn time.  The trio includes:

  • Sapin: the scent of pine tree resin tinged with a trace of mandarin orange, creating a new encounter between citrus and woody notes.
  • Liquidamber: the amber from a tree with red leaves spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and enveloped in muscovado sugar.
  • Oliban: a fragrance that gives off sweet vapors of incense with soothing wooded accents.


For festive individual candles Nest always puts out a beautiful assortment of holiday candles. The Holiday Classic candle captures the aroma of a sparkling holiday season by blending pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber. All of their candles are made from the finest fragrance oils available and have a 60 hour burn time for the 8.1oz size.

kiehl's-holiday-set-nordstromFor guys and girls, make sure to browse the Kiehl’s holiday gift set assortment. They are collaborating with designer label, Costello Tagliapietra for some beautifully designed gift sets at every price point and donating $100,000 to Feeding America from the proceeds. From the mens sets to the limited edition beautifully labeled Creme de Corps, there’s no better product to combat winter skin.