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If you follow a lot of bloggers, basically everyone on the planet is having a mental breakdown over the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it’s probably blowing up your social media news feed (particularly Insta). Well, I can’t help myself and have to give you my top favorites also. To be totally honest, I’m not completely blown away by the fashion options this year (I see a lot of repeats from last year), but I’ll share with you some solid staples later this weekend. For now, let’s focus on my favorites – THE NORDSTROM SALE BEAUTY MUST HAVES!
My 10 Nordstrom Sale Beauty Must Haves
PURITY SET | A cult favorite, the Purity face wash is gentle and highly effective at removing even the most powerful eye makeup in one wash. My 16 oz bottle that I use at least 1x/day has lasted me over a year. Imagine how long this set will last you!? Decades.
T3 HAIRDRYER | If you have thicker, coarser or frizzy hair, consider investing in a better blow dryer to save yourself some styling time and save your hair from unnecessary damage. The T3 dryers don’t go on sale often (their flat irons do), so it’s a good time to make the investment.
DIPTYQUE CANDLE SET | I shared this set last year during the Nordstrom sale and I REALLY wanted it myself but it sold out super fast. You bet my @$s was at Nordstrom as soon as I got out of work today to pick it up this year. They’re small candles, but Diptyque tends to burn slower and they’re very aesthetically elegant. The set includes the most popular options (which is nice, so you can find one that will most likely make you happy).
CHARLOTTE TILBURY BRONZE + BLUSH | It’s no secret I’m obsessed with all makeup by Charlotte Tilbury. This is TOTALLY NEW and comes with a bonus brush for convenience. If you’re not a huge highlighter fan and didn’t drool over her Bronze and Glow duo, then this will be for you. I’m majorly lusting after it myself… can’t decide if I want this one or the original Filmstar Bronze and Glow (bronzer/highlighter).
DRYBAR SET | Another winning cult favorite, this includes a high-performance hair straightener with some of drybar’s most popular products. If you need a new high-quality hair straightener, may as well get a few bonus extras in this set (plus, everything drybar smells incredible).
WINKYLUX SET | I did an entire review on Winkylux products, showing two totally different looks using their products. I mentioned in that post that their lipsticks were the standout item to me. I love how creamy yet matte (and long lasting) they are! I was happy to see Nordstrom carrying the brand and thought it was a sweet price point.
SIGMA BRUSH/MAT SET | Sigma’s known for their more affordable brush line and I thought this was a nice deal because you get an essential foundation buffing brush with a makeup brush cleaning mat. No more excuses that your brushes can’t be clean (and your foundation can’t be flawless).
CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOT LIPS NUDE SET | Again, a no brainer for me because I’m obsessed. I reviewed and talked about Charlotte’s Pillow Talk lip liner countless times and her lipsticks are by far her best product… so when you can save $30 on 3 of her most flattering nudes, YOU DO IT.
BEAUTY BLENDER SET | Another easy buy, with one Beauty Blender costing $20, this is an amazing deal. Beauty Blenders are my favorite for making sure concealer under the eye never looks cakey and blends seamlessly. Share one with a friend for an even better deal.
EYE MASK | I’m all about the anti-aging life and since I’m swearing by my Slip Silk Pillowcase, I figured this was a smaller investment to ensure smooth skin around the eyes. Treat yourself, right?
Why is this sale such a huge deal?
For those totally oblivious to blogger pandemonium, bloggers love Nordstrom. They carry higher quality merchandise, a variety of merchandise (everything from Sigma to TOM FORD Beauty), and they have a customer service reputation that’s bar none – with free shipping (no minimum) and free returns/exchanges, it’s a no-brainer why many bloggers love shopping at Nordstrom.
I personally love it because I have found that it’s easier for me to find clothes that fit me better without leaving feeling like a pot belly piglet, and on my way out, I can score a plethora of beauty products from fragrance to hair and skin care all in one place.
So this sale’s a big deal. Essentially, it’s a RARITY to get fall merchandise at a discount in July. Typically, you find all the summer items marked way down, but Nordstrom hosts this two-week-sale that allows customers to fill their fall wardrobes with new styles at a nice discount. After the sale is over, these SAME items go back to standard retail prices and you won’t see them on sale again until the end of the season (if at all). As far as beauty goes, Nordstrom curates a TON of exclusive sets at amazing prices so it’s a spectacular time to splurge on yourself.
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Are you planning on shopping the sale? I did get the diptyque set today and a couple clothing items I’ll share later this weekend, but I’m seriously dying over the Charlotte Tilbury stuff. I’m such a sucker, I know. Let me know what you’re picking up (or already got)!
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