Who is mad enough to give away loads of free stuff to everyone? It’s NORDSTROM! Today I am here to share with you my recent Nordstrom beauty gift with purchase. The current 32 exceptionally gorgeous samples from Nordstrom is available now here. If you want more front-row preview of what’s new in the US summer beauty and haircare market, keep reading! These gifts are offered to any customers who spend $99 on haircare. Plus, there is the Nordstrom Step-up gift with purchase – 57 bonuses are waiting for you!
UPDATE: These two gift bags are available now (as of 12.04PM CT).
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GIFT 2: My Nordstrom Spring gift bag 2017 includes see coupon code in my post here:
- Amorepacific Time Response Skin Renewal Cream 0.03 oz,
- Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert 1 oz,
- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II 05 oz,
- Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment 0.07 oz,
- Giorgio Armani Armani Code EDT 0.05 oz,
- Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser 0.1 oz,
- Laura Mercier Candleglow pods (Conealer & Highlighter – Shade 2, 3, 4 (0.02 oz total) & Sheer Perfecting Powder – Shade 2 & 3 (0.004 oz total) ,
- MAC Upward Lash Sample 0.03 oz,
- Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1 oz,
- Moroccanoil Body Souffle Fragrance Originale 0.17 oz,
- My Skin Mentor Dr G Mentor Bio-RTx Mentor Cream 5 for Dry Skin 0.07 oz,
- Omorovicza thermal cleansing balm,
- Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream 0.16 oz,
- Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches 1 pair,
- SK-II Genoptics Spot Essence, Facial Treatment Essence .3oz, Facial Treatment Essence 1oz, or Facial Treatment Essence .033oz 0.02 oz,
- Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF30 0.1 oz.
Now, it’s time to check each item out!
Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream Review | Full size $33
Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream is an extremely gentle, exquisitely rich eye-area solution enriched with shea butter, skin-replenishing ingredients and specifically chosen antioxidants to visibly improve multiple signs of aging, while significantly boosting hydration.
IcanGWP review: I’m a Paula’s Choice fanatic. I trust Paula’s Choice products because their claims about how product affects skin is backed up by published research. This white eye cream is created utterly perfect. My skin responds to peptides really well and she put them right into this tube. This product has a thick balm-like texture – super concentrated. This fast-absorbing cream leaves skin with a visibly healthy emollient, soft and radiant – not at all sticky. You can put it on one side and compare it to the other side. It is chockful of skin improving ingredients that will gradually reveal your better skin. Prevention is most important to me and this product will deliver.
Amorepacific Time Response Skin Renewal Cream Review | Full size $450
This intensive anti-aging crème by AMOREPACIFIC gives your skin the optimum smoothness, radiance and tone associated with youthful-looking skin.
IcanGWP Review: It’s definitely a splurge for anti-aging serum. Amorepacific is a high-end Korean brand. Their products are available at a few upscale retailers like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Cos Bar and AmorePacific direct. I want to give a big hug and applaud the Nordstrom team. I would want to try this before purchasing a full-size. This high-end skincare product is pricey for a reason. This gem is enriched with multiple anti-aging ingredients proven to help create a younger looking skin – 141 ingredients! This $450 cream has a rich texture. The scent of the product is floral and luxurious. It is easily applied and great quality. It instantly hydrates and creates healthy skin. My skin felt so plumped! If you have been wanting to jump on the high-end moisturizer bandwagon for a while, you may try this Amorepacific product.
SK-II Facial treatment essence Review | Full size $105
Facial Treatment Essence is enriched with more than 90 percent Pitera—the main ingredient used to enhance the skin’s renewal process—plus nourishing vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids to promote a healthy skin cell renewal cycle. With daily application, this essence moisturizes, improves texture and clarity, and contributes to a more beautiful, balanced, and glowing complexion.
IcanGWP Review: According to the study by Skinstore, only 60% off women are using toner. Are you using it?
Want to experience the beauty icon SK-II? Pitera can really do magic things to many people, listen to your skin. It might be your new favorite ingredient! The scent is strong for someone who’s not into fermented water without added fragrance but it’s natural Pitera – no complaints from me. I have bought a full-size product and enjoyed it very much as a rich toner. I don’t see a miracle but it’s a good alternative to my regular toner. I also recommend using it as a weekly mask; simply soak the package sheet mask with this product to see a more glowing result.
Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF30 Reveiw | Full size $42
Anti-aging Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, a super lightweight serum, fulfills that everyday need. Both a moisturizer and a broad-spectrum SPF 30, it fights the signs of premature aging and protects against future UV damage.
IcanGWP Review: This multi-purpose serum with sunscreen rocks on my combination skin! It contains hydrating, antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients and is recommended for normal to oily skin. The white lotion is midweight – gorgeous texture and formula. It feels extraordinary on the skin and simultaneously highly effective. It can be worn as a light primer to soften the look of fine lines. This fragrance free multi-tasking product is a solid performer! It is 50% off at Boscov’s.
Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert Review | Full size $70
Clarins Laboratories have pinpointed Quince Leaf extract’s unique ability to visibly smooth, firm and lift. Addictively refreshing cream-gel texture instantly absorbs to soothe and smooth the skin’s surface.
IcanGWP Review: Wrestling with cellulite? Ultimately 70% – 85% of women have cellulite. More women have it than men. We have thinner skin, so it shows more clearly. This product has a very divine citrus and caffeine scent. It dries super fast. I have strong hot tingling sensation upon application. It’s too early to tell if it’s working (at least 8 weeks). I like how my skin felt. I notice smooth and supple skin but nothing major about the appearance of cellulite. I feel really relaxed especially after workout. The alcohol content is quite high.
Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 Review | Full size $24 Available in 14 shades
A bestselling lip treatment—and a cult-favorite among all who try it, including Hollywood’s elite—that moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It has a bright, citrus scent and is free of petroleum, mineral oil, and lanolin.
IcanGWP Review: We need SPF for our lips too. It’s hard finding a lip balm with decent SPF + decent ingredients. When it comes to tinted lip balm/treatment with SPF, there are not many prestige or high-end beauty options. If you have sunburned your lips, you know it is really painful. Fresh Lip Treatment is like a cross between a lip balm and lipstick. It glides on smoothly and offers a hint of shine. Not too much color.
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1 oz, | Full size $16
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is an acid-based cleanser designed to dissolve dulling dead skin cells and reveal a clean, refreshed complexion.
Moroccanoil Body Souffle in Fragrance Originale Review | Full size $56 – Available in 3 options
MOROCCANOIL Body Soufflé features an antioxidant-rich formula with argan oil and creamy shea butter to drench your skin with much-needed moisture.
IcanGWP Review: If you have not yet experienced the luxury wonders of Moroccanoil body care products, then you really should. Their body care products are paraben-free, phthalate-free and mineral oil-free.
If you love ultra luxurious argan oil, this product will surely delight you. It is a blend of Macadamia Seed Oil, Aloe, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Oat Protein, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane that nourished and hydrated my skin so incredibly well yet not feeling thick on my skin. Unlike many of the heavy body creams in the market, this one is instead a very whipped cream, like a nourishing elixir! It’s a fabulous mousse-like body cream. I have to check back on the package if it is a body cream or facial cream.
Its scent is a delicate Mediterranean inspired aroma and is a very clean and refreshing smell. It leaves skin soft and delightful. It calmed and soothed my body after a long day. This is immediate relief from dry skin! I wish I have more.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches Review | Full size $48
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber D-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches soothe, cool and detox your delicate eye area.
IcanGWP Review: Given that I am particularly fond of the Peter Thomas Roth skincare products I have tried, I was really excited by the aspect of this product. I’m such a huge fan of his legendary Retinol Fusion PM since I began using it, and now have found it’s the perfect eye booster companion!
This detox gel patch is infused with cucumber extract and smells like fresh cucumber. The eye patch feels great. It stays on so well. I like that it truly absorbed to my skin and didn’t leave any slime or gluey film behind. Truly relaxing.
It helps hydrating, and de-puffing my delicate under eye area. Aloe, chamomile, cucumber, caffeine and allantoin soften and brighten the eye’s appearance. I don’t see noticeable improvements on the dark circles. It contains fragrance.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Review | Full size $65 – $185
Wake up to beautiful skin, every day. Address all key signs of visible aging with exclusive ChronoluxCB Technology for more comprehensive and precise nighttime repair. Promotes a natural nighttime purification process, vital to younger-looking skin. Tested and proven: Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. Looks younger, radiant, more translucent and even toned. Proven effective for every ethnicity.
IcanGWP Review: It’s an Estee Lauder bestselling product, that sells one bottle every 8.5 seconds. Is it overrated and overpriced? It doesn’t contain any fragrance, alcohol or paraben. Not technically oil free but the oil they use is not comedogenic.
This fluid-like serum is light, silky, non-greasy and slips easily into any beauty regimen or season. Once this is absorbed, my skin felt very smooth and not heavy at all. Although, it may be silicone-y if you are not into instant blur products. It didn’t cause my combination skin to break out. For those with very oily skin, you may try to use it alone without any moisturizer on top (good amount of hyaluronic acid).
It should make skin healthy, glowing, smoother and radiant. Estee Lauder ANR is made to be approachable by all skin types with or without sensitivity, normal sunscreen usage, etc. We are all different and to nail one product for a diverse group of people is tough, but this serum is quite something. This Estee Lauder product is gentle and will gradually make your skin better to some extent, but not reverse. They have way more luxurious lines that contain physical strength and high technology ingredients.
To sum up, it is an excellent, rare, fragrance-free serum that contains an impressive mix of vitamins, a little peptide and plant-based antioxidants from Estee Lauder in the medium price range.
A cream formulated with RTx and other skin-loving ingredients that work together to protect the skin’s barrier and replenish skin cells with components that are similar to skin lipids, restoring the skin barrier function, especially for damaged skin.
IcanGWP Review: I am excited to try this Nordstrom exclusive Korean beauty! I have mixed feelings about this product. The cream is mid-weight. It has a pleasing aquatic scent (think Laneige). My skin is well hydrated but I find the finish is a bit sticky for my combination skin. I’d be happy to test their cream for combination skin.
Laura Mercier Candleglow Consealer & Highlighter – Shade 2, 3, 4 (0.02 oz total) | Full size $32
An eye and face formula that gives you sheer coverage with a soft, luminous finish.
Laura Mercier heer Perfecting Powder – Shade 2 & 3 (0.004 oz total) | Full size $38
This multipurpose setting and finishing powder by Laura Mercier perfects as it sets your makeup, adding the sheerest hint of complexion-brightening color and leaving your skin with a flattering, candlelit glow
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser 0.1 oz, | Full size $10 – $19.50
A mild formula that contains a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils.
Omorovicza thermal cleansing balm | Full size £17 – £48
Made with Moor mud, this rich balm cleanses without stripping the skin.
This uniquely natural black balm glides on clear to remove all make-up and impurities without stripping the skin, to leave it radiant, soft and silky-smooth.
MAC Upward Lash 0.03 oz, | Full size $23
Upward Lash alters reality by turning your lashes into total shape-shifters, creating high-rise levels of volume, length and curl in seconds.
Giorgio Armani Armani Code EDT 0.05 oz, | Full size $68
A sexy fragrance blend for the contemporary man in the know.
I also picked up three extra gifts I grabbed at checkout. All of these complimentary beauty samples are no doubt – luxurious!
These gifts are the perfect treat of new brands and new products for yourself. Nordstrom creates pure joy with this indulging beauty and haircare routine and proudly presents it to us. Get your hands on it while you can.
If you’re interested in trying anything from Nordstrom, here’s a current gift with purchase promotion they’re running or the round-up with some secret promo codes in my permanent page here. Always check to see if they have any sales before placing an order, because they usually do! Personally, as a hard core IcanGWP blogger, I wait until they’re having two stackable sample bags. If you’re ever placing a bigger GWP order leave us a comment! We like it!
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