A couple of weeks ago I attended a Nordstrom Beauty event in NYC (yes, I know we don’t have one yet, but we can all order online, no?) where they revealed the expected amazing offerings for the upcoming 2013 Anniversary Sale which runs from July 19th – August 4th.
If you have never shopped or heard about this sale (when it comes to beauty), you are in for a treat. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features one-of-a-kind beauty offerings and amazing deals from coveted brands, including Clarisonic, Chanel, Kate Somerville, MAC and more! These exclusive, limited-edition must-haves are available both in-store and online.
Nordstrom Beauty experts hand-pick these items from over 100 fragrance, cosmetics, hair care, skincare and men’s grooming brands to develop unique and true bang-for-your buck deals created solely for the sale. These exclusive beauty offerings are only available during this special time of year, so get your hands on them while you can!
FYI, something I learned that I did not previously know is that Nordstrom’s Beauty Stylists are just like personal shoppers. They are thoroughly trained across all beauty brands and are available absolutely free to handpick the perfect makeup, skincare and fragrance products for you! They will also allow you to sample almost any beauty product before you buy it. Just ask! Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are available in-store or by phone at 1.800.7beauty or live chat at (shop.nordstrom.com/beautystylist).
So what did I see that you should grab? Here are some of my favorites of the great beauty offerings you will find at this year’s Anniversary Sale:
Amore Pacific Recovery Brightening Set: $450 ($700 value)
This line is one of my favorites! This set will rejuvenate skin, even in the worst conditions:
· 1.7oz Time Response Cream
· Full Size Age Spot Brightening Pen
· Full Size Treatment Enzyme Peel
· 2 Luminous Effect Brightening Masks
blowpro The Perfect Shower Cap: $10 ($18 value):
Available in an exclusive, limited edition print, this shower cap is designed to shield blow-dry styled hair with a 100% terry liner, leaving strands safe and dry. I had never heard of this cap before, but for $10 I a eager to try it! Apparently if you put it on over wet hair, it will dry even faster.
Bobbi Brown Telluride Glow Collection: $85 ($153 value):
Bring out your natural glow with this exclusive set:
· Smoky Brown 6-Shadow Palette
· Telluride Bronzer
· Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
· High Shimmer Gloss in Bellini
· Extreme Party Mascara
Cartier Declaration for Men: $85 ($155 value):
This Cartier Declaration for men set offers an EDT, After Shave Emulsion and an All-Over Shampoo that will spoil any man rotten.
Clarisonic Colored Mia 2s: $149 ($199 – $209 value):
A beauty insider must-have, pick up the Clarisonic Mia2 in fun exclusive colors, including Jade, Orchid, Persimmon, Ikat or Mosaic at an unbeatable value!
Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio: $29 ($36 value):
Create five different combinations with 3 great mini’s in fun, exclusive shades:
· Baby I’m A Star
· Planet Rock
· When Lightening Strikes
Dior Beauty Exclusives: $26 – $61:
Create show-stopping looks with these shades, exclusive to Nordstrom Beauty:
o Addict Extreme in Fortune ($31)
o Addict Gloss in Merveille ($29.50)
o 5 Couleurs Star Edition in Constellation ($61) (These colors were jaw-dropping)
o Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Blue ($28.50)
Jimmy Choo Flash Eau de Parfum Set: $98 ($148 value):
Exclusive to Nordstrom Beauty, this provocative, white floral-inspired scent is now available in a limited edition set during the Anniversary Sale. It includes a 3.4 oz and a bonus 1.3 oz fragrance. It is truly one of favorite scents and you can’t beat this price!
Kate Somerville Essential Kit: $98 ($204 value):
This will soon become your essential kit with these popular items:
· Gentle Wash
Kiehls Créme de Corps Value Set: $75 ($107 value):
Pamper skin with this iconic, luxurious body cream that provides rich-all day hydration. This massive set ncludes both a 1 liter and 2.5 oz size.
Kooba for Ahava Set: $45 ($130 value):
This collection includes an on-trend and covetable wristlet designed by Kooba and best-selling Ahava skincare offerings:
· Deadsea Water Mineral Body Exfoliator (6.8 oz)
· Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion (3.4 oz)
· Deadsea Water Minderal Hand Cream (1.3 oz)
La Prairie Age Defense Set: $280 ($403 value):
You won’t believe your eyes – or your skin – after spoiling yourself with this kit:
· 1.7 oz of Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 30
· .5 oz of Cellular Eye Contour Cream
· 1.7 oz of Foam Cleanser
· 2.0 oz Cellular Refining Lotion
Laura Mercier Flawless Colour Favorites for Face, Eyes & Lips Set: $85 ($146 value):
Equipped with the must haves for face, eyes and lips for any occasion:
· Palette with 4 shadows and navy liner
· Full Size Cherub Gloss
· Baked Bronzer
· Deluxes of Foundation Primer
· Full Blown Volume Mascara
YSL Must-Have Set: $75 ($127 value):
This kit includes all the essentials to take you from drab to fab and comes with a great YSL to tote:
· Full size Touche Eclat Pen N2
· Full Size Glossy Stain N7
· Mini Mascara Babydoll Mascara N1
· 5 ml Beauty Sleep
· Mini Crayon Yeux N1
· 30 ml of Makeup Remover
L’OCCITANE Gift Sets: $38 – $80:
Enjoy two different luscious gift sets from L’OCCITANE. There is a Best of L’Occitane Set: $38 ($60 value) and an Almond Oil Set: $48 ($78 value).
philosophy Gift Sets: $50-$200:
The ever-beloved philosophy brand has exclusives for everyone, from shampoo and body wash to face cleansers.
Nordstrom Cosmetics: $15.90 – $28.90:
Nordstrom offers their own brand of brushes, nailpolish, and makeup palettes which are both a great value and price point. So be sure to check out their special items as well.
If you are lucky to have a Nordstrom near you, be sure to make it to the Nordstrom Beauty Bash! On July 19th and July 20th, guests at select Nordstrom stores will be able to celebrate the Anniversary Sale exclusives and enjoy light refreshments, gift bags with deluxe samples, complimentary beauty services and more!
There are so many other products and sets you might value, so please mark your calendar and be sure to shop the Nordstrom Beauty 2013 Anniversary Sale July 19th – August 4th.
To find a Beauty Bash near you, visit: nordstrom.com/beautybash
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