Cyber Monday: Best of Clean(er) Beauty

Monday, November 27, 2023

If you've been around here for some time, you know I am always looking for better beauty products. The term "clean" is pretty elusive and can often be greenwashed. My goal, like all aspects of my life, is to find a middle ground. Some of my top non-toxic brands having amazing sales that I wanted to share with you all. It's a great time to try some new items and refill of staples...not to mention gifting! 

Merit Beauty

20% Off Sitewide + Free Blush @ $75+ Spend


5-Minute Makeup Set (best value & starter set!) 

Great Skin Priming Oil

Foundation/Concealer Stick (my favorite foundation)


30% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping @ $50+ Spend 


Vitamin C Serum (this is what I've been regularly posting about for a year over on Instagram - my results are incredible - if you buy nothing else, try this! You can also grab it in this $29 gift set)

Glowy Primer (amazing for oily skin too! Available in gift set too.)

Cream Blush

Anti-Aging Eye Cream (it actually works!!) 


Brow Gel (this rivals any conventional brand!! My fave by far, and I've tried a lot.)


30% Off Sitewide


Gel-like Base & Top Set (this will make your polish last 7+ days and remove with regular remover!)

Flash Dry Top Coat (actually dries through each polish layer - I use it for those late night mani sessions)

My favorite cream/white color

My favorite holiday red color

Nail Hardener


30% Off Sitewide 


Glo-Pro (via Nordstrom {free shipping and no return window} // via Company Site) (definitely get a kit - I swear by the body roller as well as the scalp roller. It changed my postpartum hair regrowth process!)

GloFacial (via Nordstrom // via Company Site) (literal pore vacuum but doesn't majorly irritate) 

NON-Beauty Honorable Mentions

My Amazon Storefront

My Top Target Finds

30% Off My Favorite Planner 

#HotMomSummer: Affordable & Fashionable Swim for Postpartum

Saturday, July 22, 2023


If you've been following along for some time, you know we welcomed the sweetest (and spunkiest) baby girl in May of 2021. Having a baby in the middle of a global pandemic was a literal sh*tshow but we made it out the other side, but some days, I feel like my body didn't. It's a common feeling postpartum, as most new and seasoned moms will share. 

Last summer, when we took our first family beach trip, I quickly realized that navigating postpartum swimwear was an absolute nightmare. This year, I am wiser and found some AMAZING swimsuits that not only flatter your glorious #mombod but won't break the bank either. You can effortlessly chase your active toddler without fear of your checks flashing the beach crowd! 

All items are from Target or Aerie. Target is having a buy one, get one free on most swim as of the date of this post. Check out my recommendations below. Let me know if you have any questions via DM on Instagram (@TheSassySuburbs) or via email ( For reference, I took a Small in everything. I am currently about 117lbs and 4'11 in height. 

Classic Black & White Look 

One-Piece Swimsuit // Cover-up // Sandals

Sage with a Pop of Color

One-Piece Swimsuit //  Sarong (similarsimilar) // Sandals

Retro-Inspired in Bright Orange (with two cover-up options)

One-Piece Swimsuit // Cover-up // Sarong (similar, similar) // Sandals

Perfect Coverage with Floral 2-Piece

Bikini Top // Bikini Bottom (high-waisted but not too high - Goldie Locks of swim bottoms) // Cover-up // Sandals

2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

My goodness, it's been SO long since I wrote a blog post. It feels great to be back at it! If you've been here awhile, you know I love Nordstrom. It's truly my go-to because of the quality of their products, price match, free shipping and free, timeless returns. The Anniversary Sale has changed significantly over the years, and not necessarily for the better, in my opinion. With each passing season, I find myself purchasing less and less, which is fine, especially when most of my days are spent chasing a toddler; however, there are tried and true staples that I always advise shoppers to purchase. This year, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I broke down my recommendations into budgetary categories. This way, you can consider your overall investment and how you'd like to allocate it. 

Let's get into it! 

$100 Budget

All items are under $100 each, starting at $11


I own most of the recommendations I've made, and have for years, so I can truly attest to their quality. 

If you're looking for a A+ yet affordable gift, THIS BLANKET is the one to buy!

THESE LUG BOOTS were a staple for me last fall. They are ideal for a mom on-the-go because they're flats, stylish, comfortable and weather-resistant. I have them in taupe and black leather. They fit true to size. 

The holy grail beauty product under $100 is the Charlotte Tilbury lip kit. I buy one annually, and it NEVER disappoints. The shade "Pillow Talk" looks incredible on all skin tones. It also makes a great gift. 

Over $100 Budget

All items are $100-$199


Buys for Babies & Toddlers

Primarily great deals on gear!!


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