It's the holiday gifting Olympics and we are in the final sprint! For today's gift guide, I wanted to focus on the HIGHEST rated, guaranteed-wins, best gifting options that Nordstrom beauty has to offer! These are not only things that I love and personally use, but products that thousands of loyal Nordstrom product junkies RAVE about and use across the board. Only the highest ratings need apply!
I also picked gifts that you wouldn't have to ask the recipient their foundation color or anything specific that would tip them off to your gift intentions! These are all one size (color) fits all, and something that even the most seasoned beauty aficionado would LOVE to get under the tree!
Charlotte Tilbury Palette
After I talked about this crazy-versatile palette on my IG last year around this time, it SOLD OUT so quickly!! If you're into an all-in-one (I'm talking eyes, cheeks, bronze, AND contour shades) palette for only $75, RUN DON'T WALK!! These high quality shades are universally flattering, the perfect mix of mattes and shimmers, and can be used day to night over and over! It's the most perfect “commuter palette,” fool-proof and totally user-friendly!
Just to give you idea on the deal this palette is, in order to buy 3 eyeshadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a highlight from Charlotte Tilbury you're looking at spending $286!! Although the sizes are different, you're getting the same variety of colors in ONE easy palette for only $75. This is an INSANE deal and one that I'm guaranteeing WILL sell out!!
Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler
Ever since I first used the Dyson Airwrap I have been in love. It's the easiest way to style my hair start to finish, with the least amount of damage! This set comes with three different brushes, two curling attachments AND the blow dryer attachment for only $549. To give you an idea of the killer price, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer retails for $400 by itself (and you don't need both!!) You're getting SO many options and attachments with this set, it's so worth the investment for this Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty winner for 2020!
I personally like to air dry my hair about 50% to avoid as much heat as possible, BUT with the Dyson Airwrap I can literally rough dry my sopping wet hair with the blow dryer attachment AND finish drying it and curling it at the same time in MINUTES. Wet to styled in no time flat!!
Tip: If you're purchasing for someone who has a very specific way of curling their hair and would benefit mostly from the blow dryer, go with the Supersonic Dryer instead of the Airwrap! The Airwrap has SO many functions that you don't want to use it for only the blowdryer.
Dyson Flat Iron
Although the Dyson Airwrap comes with attachments to create smooth straight hair, sometimes you just want that flat-ironed look! Straightening my hair is the fastest way for me to style it, and using this tool has been a game changer. My hair stylist even told me that my ends are looking healthier and we decided it's because I've been using the Dyson tools! They use minimum heat but give maximum results (don't ask me how, it's SCIENCE friends!)
Living Proof Set
I love this Living Proof product SO much, it gives me incredible volume! Spray it on dry hair for the voluptuous hair you never knew you could achieve. This set comes with a full sized bottle and a travel sized bottle for only $29! I actually really hate traveling with full sized bottles of products so THIS is kind of amazing because you're basically getting the smaller size for free when you buy the set!
The GloPRO is another beauty slam-dunk for me. I saw so many amazing results from incorporating this into my skincare regime this last year! It's a safe way to do at-home microneedling, stimulating collagen and elastin (hello, YOUTH!) and allowing skincare products to penetrate more fully. One of the things I love most about this is that you can actually use it every day and that it DOESN'T HURT!! More information about my experience with the GloPRO here!
GloPRO also came out with a scalp rejuvenating tool with similar technology! It promotes healthy hair growth, dissolves product buildup and helps with itchy or irritated scalps through its proprietary serum and micro current device! It was at the TOP of my wishlist this year as a means to help me regrow my postpartum thinning hair patches in a way that is scientifically proven and easy! People are RAVING over how well this works. Here's my before picture, and I'll be sure to follow up with an after in a few weeks 🙂
Elemis Travel Set
This very travel set is what got me hooked on Elemis to begin with! I bought it on a whim when I had forgotten a face cleanser when traveling. And that's the beginning of the best beauty love story in history! I was obsessed from the start, and anyone who tries it loves it just as much.
This gift set is perfect for the Elemis lover in your life or someone you're trying to convert to the Elemis way of life! It's $146 value for only $80 and includes SIX travel sized luxury products, including the cult fave, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm!
Artis Brush Set
I love this set so much, especially because it comes with the two brushes I use very most out of all of them! The Elite Oval 7 and the Mini Palm Brush can both be used for contour, blush or foundation! Out of all the Artis brushes, these two are the most functional and easiest to use so I was thrilled to see them in this brush set! It's a $135 value for only $98, one of the best prices you'll see all year on these!
I was SO excited about this YSL Lipstick set because it includes MY FAVORITE PINK LIPSTICK EVER (shade 44!!) It's so beautiful, perfectly flattering and will become your every day color. Any time I wear that color (and more than with any other lipstick) I get SO many questions about what lip shade I'm wearing!
I've also tried shade 9 and love how neutral it is while still having color! These lipsticks are sooo creamy and hydrating and have the best color payoff. This set includes FIVE top selling (full sized) shades and a makeup bag for $136 ($195 value!!) Buy the set and gift the lipsticks individually or treat your bestie (or yourself!) to this luxury lip kit.
The Dermaflash is one of my favorite beauty discoveries of 2020 (silver linings AMIRIGHT)! This product allows you to do an at-home dermaplane (wayyyyy better than the disposable women's facial razors!) and gives your skin the smoothness of a baby's bottom! I usually only do this every 10 days or so because the results LAST that long!!
Nordstrom is one of my favorite high-end, one-stop shopping destinations year-round, but I especially love it during the hectic holiday season! They have everything you need for the holiday season from the perfect gifts for everyone on your list to the perfect pieces to put together holiday looks for Christmas, or New Year's! Plus if you're a cardholder or a Nordy Club member, you can earn points for any purchases made at Nordstrom.
Nordstrom truly has the very best customer service on earth, plus FREE shipping and FREE returns and exchanges!
And do you know about BOPUS? BOPUS is Buy Online, Pick Up in Store. If you're ready to just pull the trigger and you want it now, you will love this option. Especially since Nordstrom has a curbside pickup. You can click, drive up, pick up and get on with your day. Literally a holiday season dream!
Beauty buys for ALL!
Nordstrom always offers the best variety of beauty products and tools, and I had a blast going through and picking out the HIGHEST RATED, personal favorites to gift this year! Any of these choices are a Best Gift Giver award in the making, trust me! Happy shopping!