In case you've been hiding under a rock without Instagram access, the Nordstrom sale is here!
It happens every July and August, and it's got their best deals of the entire year—and that includes the beauty department.
Yep, while most bloggers are focusing on the clothes, I've gone through every skincare, makeup, haircare, bodycare and fragrance item to bring you my edit of what's worth buying.
Keep reading to find out how to access the sale and to see my list of must-haves.
How to Shop the Sale
July 12-19: Early Access 🇺🇸
July 17-19: Early Access 🇨🇦
Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale at Canadian stores.
July 20-August 5: Public Access 🇺🇸🇨🇦
The sale opens to the public, so even if you're not a Nordstrom cardholder, you still have lots of time to shop.
How to Qualify for Early Access
Where to Shop
- US stores (see here for locations)
- Canadian stores (see here for locations)
- Nordstrom.com (free standard shipping and returns in the US with no minimum order)
Alright, on to the best skincare and beauty deals!
Skincare tools are where to start, since there are bigger savings to be had on many of my most-recommended gadgets!
Foreo Luna Mini 2 + Luna Play Set
The Foreo Luna cleansing brush is a regular part of my skincare routine, and is something I'd recommend for EVERYONE. It removes 99.5 percent of dirt, oil, dead skin and makeup—so it gets your skin way more clean than washing with your hands. This Set includes one device for home use, plus a smaller size for travel.
NuFace White Trinity Anniversary Facial Toning Kit
Few things can actually lift and firm your skin, and the NuFace Trinity is one of them! It uses safe, painless microcurrent to stimulate ATP (the source of cellular energy) and boost circulation. If you can commit to regular use, you will see results! This Kit includes the device plus a tube of conductivity gel (which you must use with it).
PMD Classic Personal Microderm Device
Why pay for pricey professional microdermabrasion treatments when you can do them yourself at home with this PMD Personal Microderm Device?! I'm blown away by how smooth this leaves my skin (and how much dead skin it gets off!). It can even be used on the calluses of your feet. You get the device plus six interchangeable discs with various intensities.
iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask
I love this iluminage Eye Mask so much, I did a full review over here! Not only does it block out light, but it legitimately helps your skin, too, thanks to the copper fibres it's woven with. They're actually clinically proven to fight wrinkles, and the eye area is where we need them most... genius!
me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase
My love for copper also extends into bedding; specifically, this me Glow Beauty Boosting Pillowcase. It uses the same clinically proven fibre technology to help smooth fine lines (and even your hair!). Although iluminage also makes a pillowcase, reviewed here, I prefer the me because it's white and matches my sheets!
LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device
As my red light series explained, red light therapy is one of the best possible treatments for ALL skin issues, from wrinkles to acne. Although it's not as powerful as a Red Light Man device (65 mW/cm² vs. 200+ mW/cm²), the LightStim for Wrinkles is ideal for travelling or if you'd like to be able to do treatments while watching TV. The wavelengths are 605 nm, 630 nm, 660 nm and 855 nm.
Nurse Jamie Uplift Facial Trio
You've probably heard that Jessica Alba and Olivia Culpo love the Nurse Jamie Uplift Roller, a massage tool that mimics the toning and de-puffing techniques used in professional facials. For the price of one roller, this Trio also includes a silicone mask and a serum.
PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System
I'm no fan of lip injections, but I do love the look of fuller lips, which is what you get—naturally!—from the PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System. It uses painless suction and gentle pulsations to boost your lip volume and increase blood flow for a flushed colour. You can check out my review for more details!
BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool Face & Eye Set
If you're keen to start microneedling, the BeautyBio GloPRO would be a great tool to try. Not only does the needling help with skin rejuvenation and product absorption, but this gadget also emits red LED light to enhance results. The Set includes the device itself; two different tips (one for face and one for the eye area, both with a needle length of 0.3 mm); skin prep pads; eye patches; and moisturizer.
Next up, topical skincare—including powder sunscreen, acid toners and my favourite luxury brand.
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 & Refill Set
I always recommend keeping a powder sunscreen in your handbag to top up your sun protection, since it's easy to apply without messing up your makeup. Supergoop!'s Invincible Setting Powder, which is new, is one of the best with 24.5 percent zinc oxide. This is the translucent shade, which works on all skin tones, and you get two additional refills.
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo
It's no secret that I love BHAs (beta hydroxy-acids), which aren't just for acne! As per this Paula's Choice 2% BHA label, they also help with anti-aging, pigmentation, dullness and more. This product is a cult favourite for a reason, and you're getting two for almost the price of one.
Omorovicza Introductory Set
If there's one luxury skincare line that's worth the splurge, it's Omorovicza, as I explained in this review. This Set gives you five products at an amazing price: a cleansing balm; their cult-favourite mist; a radiance-boosting moisturizer; a cleansing foam; and a night cream. It's skincare heaven!
Arcona Magic White Ice Jumbo Hydrating Gel
I'm always on the lookout for lightweight, silicone-free skincare products with minimal ingredients, so I was impressed by this Arcona Magic White Ice Hydrating Gel. Packed with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, it's unlikely to clog pores. This deal gives you a jumbo size for less than the cost of a regular bottle!
Patchology Down to Mask DIY Spa Kit
I'm not one to use sheet masks that often, but when I do, I really like Patchology's. I've found the ingredients better than other companies, and they leave your skin feeling fresh—not like you need to go wash off the residue! This Kit contains eye gels; a lip gel; an illuminating mask; a soothing mask; an exfoliating mask; and a foot treatment.
A cult-favourite highlighter, luxe lipsticks and lash serums are just some of the deals you'll find in makeup.
RMS Beauty Glowing Set
Okay, you NEED to get the RMS Beauty Glowing Set! It contains my favourite products, from my favourite makeup brand—and products don't get cleaner or easier to apply than this. You get full sizes of Living Luminizer (the BEST highlighter); Eye Polish in Myth (the perfect taupe eyeshadow); Lip2Cheek in Smile (a coral that looks good on everyone); and the Skin2Skin Blush Brush (my go-to brush for cream blushes). These are all things I use on a daily basis!
Shop: RMS Beauty Glowing Set
neuLash Lash Enhancing Serum Duo
In case you haven't tried them—lash-growth serums really do work! And there are two to choose from in this sale. Honestly, I think you'll get similar results from both. First, we have the neuLash Lash Enhancing Serum Duo, which includes 0.2 oz. and 0.11 oz. tubes. This is the higher-end option (once for ounce it's about double the price).
RevitaLash Advanced Duo
The other lash serum choice is the RevitaLash Advanced Duo. This one includes two 0.06 oz. tubes, so you're getting less product as well as a lower price point. I'm using Latisse right now, but going to switch to one of these when I run out!
Shop: RevitaLash Advanced Duo
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set
Fact: Charlotte Tilbury lip products are amazing. The textures, the colours... they're just perfect and like no other brand's I've tried. So if you're in the market for some pinky-neutrals, you should get this Set. It includes full sizes of the Lip Liner in Pillow Talk (one of the best goes-with-everyhing shades); Matte Revolution Lipstick in Rose Kiss (warm merlot); and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Blushing Dream (cool rosebud).
Lipstick Queen Mornin' Sunshine & Saint Nude Lipstick Duo
Another incredible line for lipstick formulas is Lipstick Queen (as I explained in this review). This brand is a must-try, if you haven't already! This Duo includes two shades: Saint Nude, "the perfect nude," and Mornin' Sunshine, a yellow that transforms into a peachy coral on the lips.
Dior Addict Coral Glow Lip Set
One more lip product that I can wholeheartedly recommend is the Dior Lip Glow in Coral—it's the ultimate sheer tinted lip balm, and I'm on my third tube now and counting! There's a full size in this Set, along with a full-size Lacquer Stick in Coolista and a mini Lip Maximizer in Pink.
Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Set
For anyone who doesn't have five thousand palettes already, this Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye & Cheek Set is an incredible deal. It's got 12 neutral eyeshadows and four cheek shades, plus a double-ended brush and carrying case. And Bobbi Brown makeup is basically goof-proof.
Artis The Elite Smoke Complexion Set
By now, you may have heard the buzz about Artis brushes, which have a unique oval shape and densely packed bristles to really buff makeup into the skin. This Set is a good way to start your collection, with two large brushes (suitable for foundation) and a brush
Bobbi Brown Pro Brush Set
Of course, I have to mention the Bobbi Brown makeup brushes as well. I've had some of her brushes for literally a decade and they've held up SO well. That's why this Set is a really good investment—it includes five brushes (two dual-ended) for almost every type of makeup application.
Hair, Body and Fragrance
Last but not least, there are some major savings on hair appliances, home fragrance and more.
T3 White & Chrome Cura Hair Dryer
For more than 10 years now, I've been loyal to T3, whose hair dryers have always worked for me. So they're something I do recommend investing in. There are two T3 Cura Hair Dryers in this sale, one in white with silver, and the other in grey and rose gold.
The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver Pro 1 1/4-Inch Professional Rotating Curling Iron
Do you struggle with curling your own hair? Consider an automatic rotating curling iron like the Beachwaver Pro. Dare I say it, this thing is kind of life-changing! All you do is press a button for it to rotate in either direction, changing the style of your curls—without creating any dents from clamping down on the hair. I don't think I can go back to a regular curling iron now!
Simplehuman Eight Inch Sensor Mirror with Brightness Control
There are makeup mirrors, and then there is the Simplehuman Mirror. This thing automatically lights up when you get near, has adjustable controls and mimics natural light. It also magnifies five times to help you get your makeup just right.
Sonoma Lavender Sable Footies
It may be summer right now, but in a few months' time, you'll be glad to wear these Sonoma Lavender Footies. They have removable flaxseed and lavender inserts that can be microwaved to warm up your feet! You can also chill them to soothe inflammation.
Diptyque Candle Set
Shop: Diptyque Candle Set
Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser
One of my greatest gadgets, that I've ended up using all the time, is my aromatherapy diffuser. Truth be told, I prefer it to candles, because you just add water and essential oils, and plug it in to generate a fine mist—no flames or heat necessary! This Serene House Aromatherapy Diffuser would be a fantastic addition to any home, and has a running time of up to 120 minutes.
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