The most wonderful time of the year is here and I don’t mean Christmas, girl! Mark your calendar because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us. While this may be the time to buy your fall gear, I use this time to stock up on some of the limited-edition beauty exclusives. This is the time to stock on some amazing value sets from luxury brands (think Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone, Kiehl’s, MAC, CHANEL, etc.) and a few items that make great gifts once Christmas and the holidays does arrive.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off July 21st and runs through August 6th (while supplies last) on Nordstrom.com and in Nordstrom stores nationwide. If you have a Nordstrom card/ are a Nordstrom Rewards Member you get access starting today (July 13th) through July 20th. This morning I literally rolled out of bed, grabbed my phone, fired up the Nordstrom app and got to shopping because all of the good stuff goes FAST. Below are a few things I’d recommend to swoop up first if you can.
Beauty Tools (beauty tools are 30% off)
Now is the time to get the best in class skincare and beauty tools because the prices are low and devices rarely got on sale. I’ve mentioned my love of Clarisonic before and I always (always) recommend it. It’s the one item I’ve been loyal to throughout the years and it does such a great job at gently exfoliating my skin and cleansing. In addition to the Mia (very affordable this year), I would get the SMART Profile since you can not only cleanse but it also serves as an anti-aging massage for your face, neck and décolletage. The floral Clarisonic Mia pictured above is mine from last year but this year there are cute options like white, pink, and lavender. Other tools you may want to consider is the Foreo LUNA 2 if you find the Clarisonic to be too harsh. The Dermaflash is an at-home device inspired by Dermaplaning that delivers both professional grade and immediate results. I did purchase the Rose Gold Simplehuman mirror (color is exclusive to Nordstrom) since it’ll be the perfect mirror to complete my vanity and allow me to get close up for makeup application. Below are all of my picks.
When it comes to skin care I received a couple of goodies at the Nordstrom preview last night, like this mask that’s perfect for hydrating the skin. I’m excited to try the Arcona ‘Triad’ Toner Pads which is a cranberry toner in convenient cotton pads to cleanse, tone and hydrate. Glamglow is always a favorite and the Youth, Contour & Glow Set ($54) features the Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer which gives skin a subtle glow but doesn’t leave you looking greasy (hence, matte). Dermovia is a new brand to me so I’m excited to try the Lace Your Face by Dr. Pimple Popper Clear Complexion Kit. It’s a four-week mask treatment including four different masks that brighten, clarify, hydrate and exfoliate.
SUPERGOOP!® SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist $38 // PHILOSOPHY purity made simple cleanse & smooth trio $55 // OMOROVICZA Ultramoor Mud Set $160 // RODIN OLIO LUSSO Jasmine/Neroli Luxury Face Oil & Crema Set $120 // DIOR Hydra Life Set $69 // KATE SOMERVILLE Cult Favorites Kit $80 // SK-II Skin Care Trio $99
The makeup deals are quite hefty so I’ve plucked out a few that I think are A-1. So many of my favorite brands have great value sets like this YSL one (currently in my cart), this NARS cheek palette ($59, $175 value!!) which almost always sell out, and all of the MAC Look in a Box (get this stat!). I have these Sigma brushes and love them so I’d recommend getting the Classically Beautiful Brush Set as it has the E06 Winged Liner Brush, E40 Tapered Blending Brush, E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush, and F82 Round Kabuki Foundation Brush.
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE SHOPPING TIPS
- Sign up for the Nordstrom Rewards program HERE. It’s free to join and you earn points when you shop at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook. For every 2,000 points, you’ll get a $20 Nordstrom Note to spend on anything.
- Sign up for a Nordstrom account (if you don’t already). Since Nordstrom cardholders get early access, you can’t shop until July 20TH. BUT you can add things to your wish list. That makes things easier versus having to search the site for the items you have earmarked (especially the lower priced items).
- Nordstrom will ship almost anything on our site to you for free – no minimum purchase ever! Don’t love it? Returns and exchanges are free via mail, in-store or over the phone.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always a good one. Now, tell me. What’s on your shopping list?? Shop the beauty exclusives from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale HERE.