#NSale 2017 picks

Tomorrow is the beginning of #NSale for the public! If you have not seen the many blog posts/videos circulating around, it’s one of the best sales of the year where you can stock up on amazing beauty and fashion deals for the coming seasons. The sale opens to the public tomorrow and goes till August 6th, but better act fast on the things you know you’ll want because things will be selling out fast!

Below are some of my picks for this year’s sale, a variety of beauty products and lots of coats and boots for the fall and winter! Hope you find it helpful!


Beauty Picks

  1. Jouer Long Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick Duo
    I’ve heard a lot of good thing about the brand and have always loved their packaging, but have never had the chance to try their products. When I saw this set I thought it would be a great opportunity to play around with the brand.
  2. Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps
    My first encounter with Creme de Corps wasn’t a very positive one. I was younger and thought the lotion was a little too thick and sticky. But now that I’m older, I think it would be good to give this another go as I find my skin is more dry now and need some extra hydration.
  3. Moroccanoil The Ultimate Hydration Collection
    My mom is a big fan of the Moroccanoil, so naturally I’m drawn to it because, of course, mom knows best. I love their hair oil and wonder if the shampoo and conditioner will perform the same.
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Blush Glow Set
    The famous Filmstar Bronze and Glow has a new little sister! The highly coveted palette is no stranger to the beauty community. Now Charlotte Tilbury has come out with a set with blush, if you’ve been interested in trying but didn’t want the highlighter, this would be a good set to get instead.
  5. Diptyque Scented Candle Set
    Every year when Nsale starts, I look for the Diptyque set. It’s a great deal for those who wants to try out different scent from the brand. They’re beautiful, smells amazing, and the mini candle holder can be used as little hair clip holder once you used up the candle.
  6. YSL Lip Set
    I don’t own many luxury lip products, but YSL’s packaging is always so attractive! This set has 3 different formula included (and 3 different packaging), in 2 different color variation, which will be a great way to try out the brand.
  7. Dior Addicted Lip Set
    Another luxury brand lip product, this set includes some cult favorite Dior lip products, comes with a cute pink case and 2 different color variation as well.
  8. Sisley Paris The Best Seller Set
    My mom’s favorite skin care brand! This is truly an amazing deal for the product you’re getting. I’ve used both before and find them to be one of the best for my skin. It is definitely worth a try if your budget allows!
  9. Guerlain Terracotta After Summer Chic Tropic Bronzing Powder
    I stumble upon this bronzer when I was browsing the sale page. It’s simply stunning! I’ve seen a lot of great review for the Terracotta bronzers, and imaging this one will perform the same as the others.
  10. Voluspa Vermeil Mini Tin Candle Set
    I love the packaging of Voluspa candles, but I didn’t love the scents that were included in last year’s sets. This year I saw these minimalist mini tin candle set and thought I’d give it a sniff, surprisingly I liked all 5! There are 2 other sets (in 3s, come in normal and mini) available, in a more feminine, patterned tin. I definitely recommend going to the store and give them a sniff.


Fashion Picks

  1. BLANKNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket
    Last year BLANKNYC came out with a similar style moto jacket, I was eyeing it for the longest time but never pulled the trigger. This year, they came out with a similar version but with gold hardware. I’m not as big of a fan of the gold but thought it’s a great find and will be a great staple piece for any closet!
  2. Trina Turk Dawn Genuine Shearling Collar Double Face Jacket
    A good classic coat is always a good investment piece. This gives the classic camel coat a little twist with the shearling collar. It’s so cute and gives it a more lux feel.
  3. Barbour Barrowdale Wax Cotton Coat
    These Barbour wax jackets are great for everyday activities, they’re great in quality and weather proofed. It will last you a longggggg time if you take good care of it
  4. Kenneth Cole New York Wool Blend Long Coat
    A long line design of the classic camel coat. Compare to the traditional black long coat, this color will lighten up your whole outfit, giving you an elevated look without being too dark in the winter.
  5. Stuart Weitzman Notazzie Bootie
    A pair of beautiful black booties is a must have for everyone. I’m a big fan of short boots because they’re easy to wear and is very versatile for all seasons. The plain, classic design will never go out of style, and the not to tall heel will give you a boost without slowing you down.
  6. BP. Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan
    Having a lightweight cardigan is so handy for the fall and winter (and even spring). There are many great reviews on this BP. cardigan and it’s a great price to invest in a piece that will carry you through 3 different seasons.
  7. Free People Electric City Pullover Sweater
    A textured pullover sweater helps breakup the boring, plain colors, it also makes the whole outfit a little more fun and relaxed and will be a great piece to throw over your outfit for many occasions.
  8. Stuart Weitzman Elevated Over The Knee Boots
    OTK boots are always very popular in the fall and winter. I love the look of them but I think the hassle of wearing tight enough jeans and make sure nothing creases when pulling the boots on might be a little much for me. They are however beautiful and made by a well respected brand that everyone loves, so if you’ve been thinking about investing in one, don’t miss out on these beaut.
  9. J Brand Maria High Waist Skinny Jeans
    There are many black skinny jeans out there, but the hard part is finding a pair that suits you and won’t fade after one wash. I’m hoping there will be more reviews on these soon so I can evaluate how they will perform overtime. I do love J Brand jeans and the one pair I have had previously was the most comfortable and good looking jeans I’ve owned.
  10. Steve Madden Hugh Embellished Mule
    As a Georgia Tech grad, everything with a bee has a special place in my heart. These mules are so so cute! Just not sure how practical they are…
  11. Lauren Ralph Lauren Hooded Quilted Coat
    This coat looks like it’ll be great for a lot of outdoor activities in the fall. The color is very versatile (also have it in black) and will match pretty much every outfit. I’m hoping it’s insulated enough that it’ll help me stay warm throughout the fall and early winter.
  12. Aquatalia Genna Weatherproof Tall Boot
    Riding boots style is my jam. The fact that this is weatherproof makes it even better! Black boots will match everything and they instantly sharpen your look.
  13. Treasure & Bond Slouchy Pullover
    A very relaxed feel, will be great for lounging around but you can also style it to make it a cute brunch outfit! The slight bell sleeve is very on trend and the variety of colors means there’s something for everyone.
#NSale 2017 picks

Falling for Jo Malone

There are so many things to love about Jo Malone, from the beautifully layered scents to the simple, elegant packaging. Ever since I saw the brand and their offerings from different blogs, I was not able to get it out of my head.

After visiting their counters multiple times and trying out different scent samples, I finally decided on one to start! To my surprise I actually didn’t go with the original one I thought I was going to get, which was the Blackberry & Bay – A beautiful, refreshing and upbeat fruity scent. I ended up falling in love with the Nectarine Blossom & Honey – A soft, mellow, and sweet mix of peaches and honey, which I tried during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access. The scent is very comforting but at the same time very refreshing and summery, I think it’s perfect for the season and will be great to mix and match with some other scent in the future as well.

During my visit to the counter, I also looked around at their candles (because honestly, who doesn’t love a great candle?) and fell in love with the White Lilac & Rhubarb candle – A mix of fruity, floral and refreshing scent that smells like a summer garden in a candle. It is a limited edition candle with special packaging that helps support the community gardens (you can read more about each of the projects they’re helping here). Not only was the candle for a good cause and smells amazing, but the colorful printed packaging is unlike traditional Jo Malone candles and will be a great decor that adds a touch of summer in any home.

This was definitely a splurge, but I truly believe a good bottle of fragrance really makes a difference of a person’s appearance and presentation, and with the new apartment’s move in date around the corner, I’m excited to have a great candle to accompany me at my new home!

Falling for Jo Malone

#NSale 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

It’s that time of the year again, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially upon us! Early Access started last week and today the sale is officially open to everyone! I already got the Jo Malone set during the Early Access Sale, but still have a long list of things on my wish list. Below are some of my picks that I’m currently lusting over. Happy shopping everyone!

  1. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Collection
    I’ve been wanting to get a Jo Malone Perfume but couldn’t for the life of me make up my mind. When I tried this set in store, I immediately fell in love with the scent, but I didn’t purchase it on the spot because I wanted to make sure I’ll still love it overtime. I took home the little paper I sprayed it on and left it on the end table by my bed, after a few days I can still smell the lovely scent when I lay in bed and I still love it just as much as when I first smelled it fresh out of the bottle, I knew then that it was the one.
  2. Voluspa Maison Jardin Two Wick Tin Candle Trio 
    This candle set was recommended to me by the Nordstrom lady that walked me through the Early Access Sale section. I’ve always found their packaging adorable, but never smelled them before. There are 2 sets available during this sale and each comes with their own scent family. My personal favorite is the floral scent set, as it’s not harsh on the nose and smells very comforting to me, but both are lovely and the tins would be a great addition to your home/apartment decor.
  3. Bobbi Brown Brush Set 
    As any makeup lovers would tell you, Bobbi Brown have amazing brushes. This set includes one of the most coveted brushes – Full Coverage Face Brush, along with 4 other brushes is truly a steal (all full size, amazing). For those of you who’s been wanting to try out her brushes but couldn’t justify the hefty price tag, this is definitely the best bang for your buck set.
  4. Tom Ford Lips & Boys Set 
    Feel like splurging on some lipsticks? This is a gorgeous set with 3 different beautiful shades. I’ve actually never owned a Tom Ford lipstick and personally would like to try them since I’ve heard so many good things about them. This set is a great value especially if you don’t have the colors included in the set already. Great for those who’re just beginning their Tom Ford journey.
  5. Vince Camuto Maves Bootie 
    Booties will forever be my favorite style shoes to wear. I love this light taupe color and also think the pull on style could be nice (although depending on the shoes). But like all shoes, I would say always try it on first before committing. Good thing that Nordstrom has amazing return policy, so if you can’t find your size in store, you can always order them and try them on at home.
  6. Louise et Cie Zalia Ankle Bootie 
    A pair of very polished, put together black booties is a must for all girls. I love how clean and simple the design is, making it the perfect pair of boots to go with every outfit from office to a night out.
  7. Franco Sarto Linden Leather Bootie 
    A more casual pair of black booties with wood tone heels. Unlike the all black booties which looks more serious and edgy, this pair would work best with more causal, everyday outfits. This style comes in 3 different colors, I also really like the brown pair which reminds me a lot of the Hudson Horrigan booties.
  8. Treasure & Bond Catalina Mid Engineer Boot 
    Remember a long time ago I mentioned that my go to pair of flat, pull on booties is on its way out? Well I still have yet to find another pair to replace it. Nothing I’ve seen or tried on makes me feel comfortable enough to replace them, and now the inner lining is seriously hanging on by a thread… This pair reminds me a lot of them, with a little extra bling added on. I think I’ll have to try them on in person before I can decide if they would be good enough to replace my old ones. But style wise they’re definitely close!
  9. Rebecca Minkoff Lexi Bucket Bag 
    I had a thing for bucket bags a few months ago, but never was able to justify buying one because, honestly it’s just not a style I think will work well for me. I like to have my things very organized (or as organized as possible) in my bag, compartments and a more structure style is definitely my favorite. But I do really love the look of bucket bags and think they’re so great for adding something different to an outfit, this Rebecca Minkoff one is so cute and comes in 3 different colors for girls with different style! Definitely a great deal and gorgeous bag to snag up if you’re in the market for a nice bucket bag. That being said, I still don’t think I would get one, as I’ve made a deal with myself that the next bag I get would be one I’ll use for years, and bucket bag is probably not the style I would want…

*images taken from Nordstrom.com*

#NSale 2015