Is anyone else shocked how fast this month is going by? I just looked at my calendar and realized that Thanksgiving is just two weeks away! Instead of heading to one of our families homes this year, we’re packing up and heading overseas with Rob’s family. Yes, definitely a bit untraditional, but I’m so excited. Rob and I love to travel and haven’t gone on a big trip together since last year when we went to Copenhagen. Our first stop on our trip is Istanbul (really hoping to find a kilim rug!) and then we’ll be heading to Tuscany for the rest of the week — I cannot wait to relax in the Italian countryside!
Since we’ll be gone for a while, I’ve already started thinking about packing. Does anyone else struggle with finding good travel-sized bath products? I always feel like I end up bringing random products that happened to be under my sink and most of the time they’re not high quality — yuck. I have oily skin and keeping up a good skin care routine is key to keeping breakouts at bay. In the past I’ve had to change up my skin care routine or sacrifice on quality just to get items that fit the TSA’s strict rules, which is so frustrating. Nobody likes breakouts when they’re vacationing.
But there’s good news! Clinique at Nordstrom has the perfect gift with purchase for anyone traveling over the holiday season. If you spend at least $29 at the Clinique counter at Nordstrom or purchase $29 worth of Clinique product at Nordstrom.com* you’ll get a gift worth $85!
The curated collection of gifts includes some of the best-selling Clinique products which makes it totally worth trying. Inside the cute cosmetics bag is the Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20 or Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream SPF 15 and Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, Mild Liquid Facial Soap, Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Beauty, Chubby Stick Cheek Color Balm in Roly Poly Rosy, Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara in Black and Lash-Building Primer, All About Shadow Eyeshadow Quad in Morning Java!
The lipstick and eyeshadow both come in shades that you’ll actually want to wear and the mascara? It might be my new favorite! These items, plus the chubby stick are perfect for a quick makeup touch-up before you get off the plane and see all the relatives.
I went with the gift that included the Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20 because I’ve heard amazing things about it and had been wanting to try it for so long. Guys, it’s amazing! It leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and I love that there’s SPF in it. Since I started taking better care of my skin and realizing how much damage the sun causes, I always use a moisturizer with at least 15 SPF — skin won’t look young forever, right?
Now that one aspect of packing is complete, I can focus on what I’m going to wear. For all my Chicago girls, make sure you pop over to the Michigan Avenue location to grab yours today! And if you’re not in Chicago, you can still take advantage of this deal online!
* If you order online, you’ll need to enter a promo code to receive your gift. Use REPAIR or EVEN — the REPAIR code will give you the Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream SPF 15, while the EVEN code will give the Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20 (which I got!). Both come with all the other items listed above. More details here.
* This post was sponsored by Clinique x Nordstrom, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Fox & She possible.