The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just started this weekend! It's time to stock up on favorites and new beauty products! This is one of my favorite times of the year, when I get to preview Nordstrom's beauty exclusives, from skincare and makeup to fragrances and candles. Check out the highlights below from the preview and the amazing deals you'll find at Nordstrom stores and at nordstrom.com, now through August 2nd.
Perricone MD 'The Plasma Essentials' Set: $90 ($170.50 value)
This set is amazing for $90! It comes with the Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment, Hyalo Plasma, Cold Plasma Eye and Photo Plasma. This set will keep your skin looking hydrated throughout all seasons.
Fresh 'All-Star' Kit: $53 ($80 value)
Fresh is one of my favorite skincare brands. I love refrigerating the Soy Face Cleanser in the summer for that extra refreshing feeling when washing your face. My lips are always chapped, so the Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment is great to use year-round to keep my lips moisturized.
Mario Badescu 'Restore & Repair' Evening Essentials Duo: $47 (value $67)
As for spa skin care products, Mario Badescu was the first ever spa I went to for my first facial, back when I was 22 and working for Bloomingdale's. It was right then and there I fell in love with their products.
Erno Laszlo 'Hydra-Therapy' Memory Sleep Mask: $90
Erno Laszlo 'Hydra-Therapy' Refresh Infusion: $100
I've had the pleasure of being able to indulge in one of Erno Laszlo's facial treatments at Erno Laszlo The Institute at 382 West Broadway in NYC. Their products are so luxurious, you can have create your own spa-at-home experience. I can't wait to try the overnight sleep mask - my skin really needs the nutrients, since I don't get that much sleep. The skin revitalizer acts as a booster to refresh, plump and soften your skin.
Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System: $119.20 ($149 value)
I absolutely love these new mod floral designs! It's so summery and fun! Especially when the air is so humid, my Clarisonic makes me feel like I have gotten all the foundation and makeup off my face.
Molton Brown Body Wash Duo: $49 ($80 value)
Molton Brown body washes are so luxurious - they also make the perfect housewarming gift! One of my favorite scents is Pink Pepperpod, featured here.
Whish Body Butter: $15 ($76 value)
Whish Bath & Body Gel: $12 ($22.50)
Whish just launched the Soda Fountain Collection available in Black Cherry, Ginger Melon, Key Lime and Orange Cream. The scents are so yummy and hydrating for summer!
MAC - 'Look in a Box' Face Kit available in 'Style Maven' or 'Sophisticate': $49.50
Can you believe this MAC palette is only $49??? It comes with 6 eyeshadows, 2 powder blushes, 2 lipsticks and a dual fluff/lip brush.
'Look in a Box - Fashion Lover's Lip Kit: $47
I love this bright plum/purple lip set. It's a very distinct color so I think I'll go to Nordstrom and try the set on first. That's one thing I love about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can explore the different makeup shades or take home skincare or fragrance samples and really test it out before buying it. Many places only offer ready-made samples packaged by the brands but Nordstrom can actually make the sample for you. During the anniversary sale you'll most likely see empty sample containers or fragrance vials that you can easily fill yourself!
Trish McEvoy 'Naturally Gorgeous' Power of Makeup Planner Collection: $168 ($546 value)
This set comes with everything you need and more to replenish your makeup! I also love the fuchsia clutch that the makeup brush set comes in! It's perfect for storing those beautiful brushes and then using the clutch for an evening out!
Bobbi Brown 'Secret to Standout Eyes' Set: $85 ($133 value)
NARS 'Blame it on Nars' Cheek Palette: $59 ($160 value)
NARS 'True Nars' Lip Pencil Set: $49 ($81 value)
Now getting NARS makeup is always a treat but I really want one of these sets for the limited-edition case that it comes in! It's so beautiful! That case is something I would use long after the makeup is done.
butter LONDON 'Coveted Classics - Patent Shine' Set: $45 ($72 value)
These colors will make your nails look gorgeous, along with the gel-like finish! Also at Nordstrom is the exclusive Allure for butter LONDON 'Arm Candy' Nail Lacquer Set: $30 ($40 value), with 4 fashionable colors.
Deborah Lippmann 'Undressed' Nail Polish Set: $34 ($72 value)
Now if anything warrants going back-to-school or Christmas-in-July shopping, it's this Lorac palette for $15 ($138 value)! How is this palette only $15??? These are classic eyeshadow shades that you would get a lot of use out of too!
CHANEL Travel Makeup Palette: $95
Charlotte Tilbury 'On the Go Essentials' Set: $155 ($213 value)
Charlotte Tilbury is one of those coveted brands that you want to get your hands on as a set, because it's just not affordable to get all of these pieces on their own. You might pick up a mascara or eye pencil but with this you are getting so much more, including a travel size moisturizer, beach stick, full-size beauty flash elixir, mascara and eye pencil.
Smashbox 'Photo Op ' Mega Palette: $69 ($280 value)
It's crazy how much product you are getting in this set! The 'Photo Op'' eye shadow trios alone are $28 each! It even comes with a guide that tells you how to create each look.
Hourglass Cosmetics 'Nude Essentials' Set: $64 ($92 value)
I actually rock a nude lip a lot and play up my eyes with mascara and eyeliner, so this set is perfect for me. This is perfect for everyday wear, especially for the office. It's curated with Hourglass' best sellers, so you know it's a set you're gonna love!
Voluspa 'Maison Blanc' Two-Wick Tin Candle Trio: $29.50 ($48 value)
Antica Farmacista 8.5 oz: $44 / 16.9 oz: $63
- Kim Weling