Nordy’s Big One: Beauty Picks

‘Tis the season for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I went hunting around the beauty sale items and found some lovely deals. There are tons of kits that with full-sized products and a bunch with minis as well. I’ll be posting my clothing sale picks later this morning, until then you can find all kinds of sale items HERE.

I use this skin cleaning tool 2-3 times a week. It helps keep my rosacea at bay! (33% OFF)
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Getting a little stash of extra brush heads is a good idea! (10% OFF)
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I know, I know! I’m a red lipstick pusher and this red lip kit looks great.
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I’ve loved everything I’ve used from these guys. This lips and lashes kit seems super handy.
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This subtle pink-y lipstick and lip pencil kit is pretty. (44% OFF)
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This is called the Roses Lip Duo, so it’s probably wonderful. Reminds me of Healthy Lips! (44% OFF)
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Two shades of gloss, a velvet lipstick, and a matte lipstick in this summery kit. (33% OFF)
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Tools for a pinkish smoky eye — lashes, shadow, and liner! (41% OFF)
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A subtle smoldering eye kit in neutral hues. (41% OFF)
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This dreamy golden case holds blush and bronze for a glow. (15% OFF)
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All the pretty Midnight Garden polish colors, please! (51% OFF)
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… AND this stunning Lady In Red polish colors set! (50% OFF)
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This 1″ gold styler sounds like it does a good job straightening, curling, or just making waves. (33% OFF)
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A set of mini Diptyque candles in some of my favorite scents! (26% OFF)
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I’ve pretty much gone full Tata, but black tea skincare smells always get me. (33% OFF)
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Tata Harper Skincare Giveaway!

YAY! Today we are so happy to celebrate the season with a Tata Harper Skincare giveaway! One lucky person will win a $300 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Tata’s dreamy shop. My skin has changed so much in the past few years and it has been hard to find things that work. EVERYTHING I have used from Tata Harper feels wonderful, works, and has never irritated my dry, sensitive skin or my mild rosacea issues. These 100% natural, non-toxic potions are an investment in self-care for me that help with my self-esteem and overall sense of well-being. Some of my current standbys are the Very Naughty Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint, the Resurfacing Mask (the honey-infused version smells AMAZING!), the Moisturizing Mask (helps SO MUCH in our very dry house), the Concentrated Brightening Essence (using 2x a day — LOVE), the Boosted Contouring Eye Mask, the Be True Sheer Lip Treatment, the Be Adored Rosy Lip Treatment, and ALL the Aromatherapy Treatments. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get FREE OVERNIGHT U.S. SHIPPING now thru 11AM EST on 12/22 for purchases over $40 at Tata Harper — HERE.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jenny Vorwaller! She won this amazing prize!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Tata Harper Skincare and tell us which potions you want most in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @TataHarper and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow both of us — just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get FREE OVERNIGHT U.S. SHIPPING now thru 11AM EST on 12/22 for purchases over $40 at Tata Harper — HERE.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Tata Harper. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 21 at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and will get shop credit to spend on whatever in-stock items they’d like. I’ll email the winner and update this post with their name within a few days!

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Alima Pure Beauty Giveaway!

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YAY! My wildly generous giveaway today is from Alima Pure! These lovely people are based in Portland and make phenomenal natural, cruelty-free cosmetics. One lucky person will get a $200 gift card to spend in the Alima Pure shop — that will set you up with an amazing assortment. I love how thoughtful they are about offering a wide range of makeup shades that compliment a giant rainbow of skin tones. Everything feels light and good and the colors can go super breezy and natural or high drama. You can wear each color sheer or build in layers for a bigger impact. My favorites are the mimosa blush, the satin matte foundation, the highlighter, the bramble matte eyeshadow and all the lip tints. I’m also in love with the sweet linen eileen cosmetic bags. More HERE. GOOD LUCK! ♥

P.S. Get 10% off of everything at Alima Pure with code: HONEYALIMA now thru 3/19.

UPDATE: The winner is Julie Wylie! Thanks, everyone!!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit ALIMA PURE and tell us what pretties strike your fancy in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, “Like” both Honey Kennedy on Facebook and Alima Pure on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us both, just let me know that, too!
3. For an extra extra entry, follow both @alimapure on Instagram and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Also, mention in your comments below once you follow us both!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 10% off of everything at Alima Pure with special code: HONEYALIMA now thru 3/19/16.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, March 16, at 12PM PST. The winner is chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.

WINNER’S SHIPPING: Winner can use part of their credit towards shipping. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for additional international duties and taxes. Thanks!

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Bergamot Beauty Giveaway!

YAY! I’m so happy to be having a lovely giveaway with BERGAMOT — a Portland-based natural and organic beauty haven. It’s a new season and a perfect time for a self-care refresh. The winner will get $150 credit to spend in Salwa’s wonderful shop! Bergamot stocked up for fall and is now full of skincare, makeup, fragrances, bath, body and more dreamy things made from high quality ingredients by companies who take pride in being good for people and good for the environment. I’ve included 10 of my current shop faves with links below, but I’d honestly be thrilled to have anything from the shop! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get Free U.S. Shipping at Bergamot with code BERGAMOTFALL now thru 9/26!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Krissy Teegerstrom! She won this amazing prize!!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Bergamot and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @bergamotbeauty on Instagram and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

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MY BERGAMOT FAVES: 1. Moonlight Catalyst 2. Zodiac Perfume 3. Beauty Elixir III — Prismatic Array 4. Jardin De Fleurs Skin Revitalizer 5. La Bella Figura cosmetics 6. Butter Elixir 7. Bohemia Verde Hair Elixir 8. Butter Lip Elixir 9. Renewing Polish 10. Nūdus Lipstick

A SWEET DEAL: Get Free U.S. Shipping at Bergamot with code BERGAMOTFALL now thru 9/26!

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Bergamot. International entries are welcome, but Bergamot winners outside the U.S. will responsible for any international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, September 23, at 1PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.

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Beauty Report: John Masters Organics

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JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS HAIR PRODUCTS I USE: 1. rose & apricot hair milk 2. green tea & calendula leave-in conditioning mist 3. hair nourishment & defrizzer 4. bourbon vanilla + tangerine hair texturizer 5. lavender sea mist 6. evening primrose shampoo 7. citrus + neroli detangler 8. lavender + avocado intensive conditioner

After posting my last Beauty Report and featuring some of my current favorite products, I realized that I should just do a roundup of the John Masters Organics products that I use regularly. Besides a bit of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse or Cedar Rose Hair Tonic for shine and occasional Lulu Organics Jasmine Hair Powder for reviving hair in-between washings, I use quite a few JMO potions on my mane. I’m also lucky that my sweet hairdresser, Kassandra Sommerville, started using a number of these products, too. I hope these little reviews help — I’d love to hear what haircare products you like to use!

WASH + CONDITION: As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a fan of John Masters’ Lavender + Avocado Intensive Conditioner for a long time and over the past year I decided to give a few of his products that aren’t available in local shops a try. My hair is pretty dry, so I use the Evening Primrose Shampoo for Dry Hair first and then depending on how puffy or dry my hair feels, I reach for either Lavender + Avocado Intensive Conditioner or the lighter, Citrus + Neroli Detangler. Then I towel dry after my shower or bath — I can’t remember the last time I used a hairdryer when I wasn’t at a salon because it takes so damn long.

STYLE + TREAT: The JMO styling and conditioning treatments that I use almost daily are the Rose & Apricot Hair Milk (run a dime-sized blob of the hair milk through to the ends before brushing) and Green Tea & Calendula Leave-in Conditioning Mist (I spritz a little bit over my hair and scrunch the ends to encourage my waves), but I use a few others. I also like using the Lavender Sea Mist when my hair feels too squeaky clean or I want it a little separated and beachy. The lavender scent is so good, but be careful about using too much! I found out the hard way that if you overdo it you run the risk of salt flakes hitting your shoulders and looking like dandruff. For majorly frizzy days, I rub a little Hair Nourishment & Defrizzer between my palms and run through the ends after, literally, patting myself on the head a little. I also enjoy the dreamy Bourbon Vanilla + Tangerine Hair Texturizer. Truth be told, I only rub a teeny tiny bit between my fingertips to gently adjust my bangs between cuts. I’m not even sure I need this little jar, but IT SMELLS SOOOOO GOOOOOD. By the way, I’ve had the same hairbrush for over 10 years now — I just clean it well and take good care of it. Highly recommend the investment! ♥