Holiday Beauty over 4 years ago by Liz Adams

Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom for A New Year

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I’m pretty selective about my beauty products and the ones that I use and love everyday have (mostly) been part of routine for a long time. I chose not to do a beauty gift guide this year because I think beauty preferences range from person to person. It’s so hard to say how someone’s skin is going to react to certain products or if the shampoo you use will work as well on someone totally different. It’s all kind of trial and error until we find what works best for your own routines. That being said, I do think there are more than a few beauty items that would be immediately favorites in anyone’s routine! These are the items that I’m constantly recommending to friends because they aren’t specific to anyone’s specific needs – they are just great essentials. All of these items would make great last minute gift ideas for any lady on your list and you can still get free standard shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve (see all shipping details here) from Nordstrom!

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer

This primer is a DREAM. I tell all of my friends to buy it because it’s the one thing you didn’t know you needed in your makeup routine. It has one universal shade making it great for anyone and it primes your skin for the day by filling in pores, smoothing your skin texture, evening skin tone and giving your face a flawless finish. All of my friends who have tried it agree that it is magic. Put this on your list! 

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Wild Blueberry Vanilla Votive Candle

I love this candle for every day. It is such a beautiful scent and makes your home smell like you just baked a batch of fresh blueberry muffins. This is my go-to hostess gift throughout the year and it’s the perfect thing to burn in the new year! My mom always had this candle lit in our guest bath when I was growing up and it brings me so much nostalgia.. A no fail gift and something sure to make anyone feel warm and cozy at home.

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Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

The best of the best. I promise that anyone you gift this too will wonder why they were missing out for so long! Different from a lot of dry shampoos that sort of mask dirty hair – this one actually cleans and eliminates odor, sweat and oil! A lovely little stocking stuffer. 

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Brown Sugar Body Polish

This natural sugar exfoliant is so luxurious and leaves your skin feeling so incredibly soft after just one use! Dave loves to sneak uses of this too because it provides so much nourishment during the dry winter months. It buffs away dry skin and replenishes with evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel and jojoba oils to nourish and moisturize the skin. I feel like this is something that you wouldn’t think to buy for yourself and then you are so grateful to have it! A great gift idea!

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Dyson Hair Dryer

I was never one to really invest in hair tools. They are definitely an investment but WOW are they a game changer in my routine. Not only are they much more gentle on my hair but they have cut my styling time significantly. I use both my Dyson hairdryer and my T3 curling wand every single time I style my hair. I’ve heard amazing things about the T3 SinglePass, too!

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You can always count on Nordstrom for gift ideas and these five items would be perfect for any lady on your list. I ended up buying the BeautyBio GLOPRO for my mom (they have seen significant results with aging skin!) and I know she is going to love it. I also think this sleep set would be a great stocking stuffer, this Bobbi Brown face set is beautiful and you can’t go wrong with Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum (all natural and super luxe!). 


A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!