If you guys AREN’T shopping the BEAUTY deals at the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which starts Friday July 20 and runs through August 5th (but shop early because the beauty stuff SELLS OUT every year!) you are missing out. I know this because, when I was a publicist, Nordstrom Beauty was my client. I got the inside scoop on just how incredibly well-priced the LIMITED EDITION items are – and how much work goes into creating them to make sure they are not only the best values- but the best products!
We are talking gift sets made of best-sellers that never get put in value-priced sets, jumbo sizes of the most iconic products, palettes comprised of the most popular shades. Even high priced beauty tools not only get deeply discounted, but bundled with “extras” that the rest of the year, you have to shell out for separately. (FYI I am buying THIS immediately- it has been on my wish list for 4 months and when I saw it in the sale, I let out an audible gasp.)
I scoured the beauty offerings that go live sale FRIDAY, JULY 20 at Nordstrom.com to narrow it down to the 12 buys that you should put in your shopping cart STAT.
1- Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Glowing Skin Palette: $75 gets you $150 of her most popular powder, contour, blush and glow shades all in one. This is one of my favorite brands on earth, FYI. Oh- and throw this lip kit in your cart too- every gorgeous girl on Instagram raves about it.
2- NEST Fragrances Liquid Hand Soap Duo: Bargain bundle for the most luxe hand soaps that you can divide and turn into the best hostess gifts. This soap duo is equally chic, with a more modern aesthetic if that's your thang.
3- Jumbo Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Body Lotion: A once-a-year opportunity to score a giant pump bottle of the lotion that EVERYONE- men, women, kids- loves for $52. Buy now, save for Christmas (or at least tell yourself you will). Other jumbo picks? MALIN+GOETZ Rum body wash and this Kiehl's Grapefruit Cleanser which is just $33!
4- OUAI Summer Faves Set: $32 for $56 worth of Ouai’s 3 buzziest products? Yes, please. Use the Leave In Conditioner to soften hair, a dollop of Dry Texture Foam for instant beachy-ness, and Rose Hair and Body Oil leaves strands silky and fragrant- I travel with this because it multitasks as my perfume!
5- NuFace Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit: I am buying this stat- you can read more about my love affair with the miracles that microcurrent has done for my skin HERE- this is the gold standard for at-home use, approved by the FDA for facial stimulation to improve facial contour and tone the skin. This is the only time I have found it on sale- normally $325, it’s $217.75 now! Cue the cheering squad.
6- Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body XL Shimmer, Shape, Hydrate & Glow: OMFG. This is Charlotte’s secret trick for celebs on the red carpet, in a bottle so big it holds $214 worth of the skin-firming, body bronzing formula- but will only cost you $75!
7- Rodin Olio Lusso Skincare Duo: I have coveted this brand for years- the epitome of chic. I would put the Luxury Hand & Body Cream in my “hostess gift” closet, and keep the iconic Luxury Face Oil all for myself- the scent is off-the-charts, as is the glow it gives your skin.
8- slip for beauty sleep Slip Silk Queen Pillowcases: These anti-aging, anti-bedhead pillowcases are essential for true beauty sleep- I swear by mine. A pair would usually cost $158- wait til you see the special Anniversary Sale pricing!
9- Oribe Gold Lust Set: Get this to keep in your gym bag or suitcase to eliminate bad hair days on the go. Truly the gold standard of hair care- just ask any celeb hairstylist.
10- GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool Face & Eye Set: The patented technology works from the inside out by triggering skin's natural healing process and inducing micro-regeneration deep within the skin, while creating new collagen and restoring skin's volume. This set has EVERYTHING you need in one box to brighten the eye area and get glowing stat.
11- Sunday Riley: Ok, full disclosure- this set was sold out in the pre-sale. But THIS one is still available and if you are all in on the Vitamin C skincare badnwagon (you should be), the value- and the efficacy- are top of the line!
12- RMS Beauty Glowing Set: 3 full sizes of the best luminizers for face, eyes (the Eye Polish is insane, you guys), lip & cheek, bundled with the perfect brush for $86- this will sell out, fo sho.
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