The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially begun—a.k.a. the most epic shopping event of the summer, if not the entire year!
That's because, unlike most retailers, Nordstrom is actually marking down NEW and exclusive merchandise, rather than old stock that didn't sell.
So it's your chance to score some pretty incredible deals on brands that may not normally go on discount. And that includes the beauty department. I'm talking about brands like Nécessaire, OUAI, Diptyque and more!
Read on to find out when and where you can access the sale (whether you're in the US or Canada). Then, I'm sharing my edit of the best beauty products worth stocking up on.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates & Shopping Info
This year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is taking place in both the US and Canada, but on different dates, with different access levels. Here's what you need to know.
If you're in the US:
Nordstrom cardmembers (who are automatically members of The Nordy Club) get early access starting on August 4. The higher your Nordy Club status, the sooner you can shop. Then, on August 18, the sale will open up to the general public.
- August 4-18: Icon early access
- August 7-18: Ambassador early access
- August 10-18: Influencer early access
- August 13-18: Insider early access
- August 19-30: Public access
Where to shop? Either in-store or online at Nordstrom.com (where shipping and returns are always free).
If you're in Canada:
Canadians will have to wait a bit longer for early access, with Nordy Club Ambassadors and Nordstrom Visa cardmembers getting first dibs starting on August 16. The sale will then open up to the general public on August 19 and 20.
- August 16-18: Ambassador and Nordstrom Visa cardmember early access (in-store only)
- August 19: Public access (in-store only)
- August 20-September 3: Public access (in-store and online)
Once the sale goes online, Canadians can shop at the brand new Nordstrom.ca (and enjoy free shipping and free returns).
Now, on to my top picks!
The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Deals
Nécessaire The Body Duo
If your bodycare routine could use an upgrade, add Nécessaire The Body Duo to your cart. Not only will the packaging look great on display in your bathroom, you'll also be nourishing your skin with ultra-clean ingredients. You get a full-sized, eucalyptus-scented body wash plus a full-sized, fragrance-free body lotion.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Essential Set
The trio of travel-sized serums in the Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Essential Set lets you try out one of the most popular luxury skincare lines without breaking the bank. Included is the bestselling hyaluronic acid serum for weightless hydration; an anti-aging serum for lines and wrinkles; and the new night serum for barrier repair.
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro LED Light Therapy Device Set
With the Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro LED Light Therapy Device Set, you're getting two powerful treatments to rejuvenate your skin: light therapy and vitamin C. The mask emits both red and blue LED light to smooth wrinkles and clear bacteria. I like that it's hands-free, and takes only three minutes! When you're done, apply the vitamin C serum to target dullness, dark spots and signs of aging.
Slip for Beauty Sleep Mega Scrunchie Set
Slip for Beauty Sleep Mega Scrunchie Set gives you eight scrunchies—two wide, and six skinny—in shades of black, leopard and pink. Because they're made from high-quality silk, they're super gentle on your hair and won't cause breakage. As far as I'm concerned, these are the best scrunchies around!
PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Device
I'm always singing the praises of silicone cleansing brushes like the PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Device (which I'm currently using myself). Unlike nylon bristles, the silicone is much gentler on your skin, and way more hygienic. With more than 7,000 vibrations per minute, it breaks down dirt and oil to deep-clean your skin without irritation.
NuFace White Trinity Facial Toning Kit
If you don't have a microcurrent device yet, now would be a good time to invest in the NuFace White Trinity Facial Toning Kit. What does microcurrent do? It's a safe and painless way of stimulating your facial muscles with a low-level electrical current. I love it because it's one of the only things that can firm and tighten when done on a regular basis. This kit includes both the device as well as a silicone-free gel primer.
Le Labo Jumbo Basil Hand Soap
We're all washing our hands a lot more often these days, so why not make it a pleasurable experience with a fancy hand soap like Le Labo Jumbo Basil Hand Soap? It's scented with basil and verbena, has a rich and creamy texture, and comes in a chic bottle with an easy-to-use pump.
First Aid Beauty FAB & Flawless Kit
First Aid Beauty FAB & Flawless Kit contains a five-step skincare routine from one of my favourite brands, especially for sensitive skin. Start with the creamy cleanser, and then exfoliate with the 10 percent AHA peel before applying the (full-sized) oatmeal mask to soothe and hydrate. Finish with the reparative moisturizer and retinol-based eye cream.
BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Facial Set
The BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Facial Set has all you need to get started with microneedling, which stimulates collagen production and increases the penetration of your topical skincare products. The device comes with two attachment heads, so you can treat your face as well as the delicate eye area.
Diptyque Set of 5 Travel Size Limited Edition Scented Candles
Who doesn't love a Diptyque scented candle—especially when it's on sale?! The Diptyque Set of 5 Travel Size Limited Edition Scented Candles includes the cult favourite Baies scent, along with Figuier, Roses, Narguilé and Feu de Bois. At this price, it's worth stocking up, whether you give them away as gifts or keep 'em for yourself.
PMD Personal Microderm Classic Device and Hand & Foot Kit
You don't have to visit a dermatologist for professional microdermabrasion treatments if you have the PMD Personal Microderm Classic Device and Hand & Foot Kit. It uses the same technology to eliminate dead skin and smooth your skin surface, which can help with acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and dullness. I've been using this exact device lately and love it.
Sisley Paris All Eyes on Sisley Set
Sisleÿa L'Integral Anti-Age Eye & Lip Contour Cream is the ne plus ultra of eye creams, and there's a full-sized jar plus massage applicator tool in the Sisley Paris All Eyes on Sisley Set. It's rich but lightweight, ridiculously luxe, and treats everything from fine lines to dark circles to puffiness. Also included is a full-sized leave-on eye mask.
Dior Professional Maximizing Lips & Eyes Set
The cult-favourite Lip Glow tinted lip balm is the star product in the Dior Professional Maximizing Lips & Eyes Set. You get a full-sized tube in sheer pink, along with a matching full-sized lip gloss and mini lash primer. They're all housed in a vibrant pink makeup pouch.
Arcona Magic White Ice Jumbo Daily Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
Arcona Magic White Ice Jumbo Daily Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is a lightweight gel moisturizer for all skin, especially oily and acne-prone skin. It's silicone-free, won't clog pores and hydrates with glycerin, aloe and hyaluronic acid.
NuFace NuBODY Skin Toning Device Set
Microcurrent is not just for your face. You can do treatments on you body, too, if you have the NuFace NuBODY Skin Toning Device Set. This tool delivers an even stronger level of current to target larger, denser areas of the body—like the thighs, arms, abs and bum—and smooth out dimples and cellulite.
neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo
The neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo is comprised of two full-sized lash-conditioning serums that can help you to get longer, stronger lashes in 30 days. I recently used this formula it does work... and I didn't experience any irritation!
RevitaLash ADVANCED Eyelash Conditioner Duo
RevitaLash ADVANCED Eyelash Conditioner Duo is another pair of lash-enhancing serums for conditioning, strengthening and encouraging eyelash growth. I think you can expect similar results from this formula (my mom is a big fan!).
LightStim LightStim for Wrinkles White LED Light Therapy Device
LightStim LightStim for Wrinkles White LED Light Therapy Device harnesses the power of red light to treat wrinkles and uneven tone, helping you to look younger and more radiant. While it's not going to be as powerful as the Red Light Man devices I always recommend, it's at a lower price point, more lightweight and perfect for travel. And since it's hand-held, you can use it while watching TV.
Paula’s Choice Jumbo Size Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids) for exfoliating the skin, deep-cleaning pores, and treating and preventing breakouts. Paula's Choice Jumbo Size Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is one of the strongest formulas around, and ideal for oily and acne-prone skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set
Did you know that Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk Lipstick is the bestselling lip colour in the US? Everyone looks good in this pinky-nude shade, and you'll score a full-sized tube in the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set. Wear it with the full sizes of matching lip liner and lip gloss.
Slip for Beauty Sleep Pure Silk Queen Pillowcase Duo
Sleeping on silk is great for skin and hair because there's less tugging and tangling, and it won't inadvertently soak up your precious skincare products. The Slip for Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Queen Pillowcase Duo includes one pair of 100 percent silk pillowcases, which are machine-washable and feel ultra luxurious.
Briogeo All-Star Hair Heroes Set
No matter what your hair type, you can use the Briogeo All-Star Hair Heroes Set to restore hydration without weighing your hair down. The three-piece kit is comprised of a full-sized deep-conditioning mask, full-sized leave-in conditioning spray, and travel-sized exfoliating shampoo. All are sulfate-free and silicone-free.
Makeup Eraser 10-Day Cloth Set
If you're keen to cut back on your use of cotton pads, the Makeup Eraser 10-Day Cloth Set is for you. These reuseable cloths are made from a patented polyester with millions of tiny fibers that act as suctions for dirt, oil and makeup—all you need is water! Best of all, there's no waste because you can just pop them in the washing machine when you're done.
OUAI Thirsty Hair Oil & Leave-In Conditioner Kit
OUAI Thirsty Hair Oil & Leave-In Conditioner Kit gives you a chance to test-drive Instagram's favourite haircare brand with two full-sized products. The multitasking hair oil tames frizz, protects from heat damage and adds shine, while the leave-in conditioner nourishes, detangles and reduces flyaways.
Mario Badescu The Essentials Set
One of the best bargains in the sale is the Mario Badescu The Essentials Set, with three full-sized classic products. The brand's iconic drying lotion shrinks breakouts overnight, the aloe-based face mist delivers dewy hydration, and the buttery lip balm keeps chapped lips at bay.
Kopari Full Size Coconut Deodorant Set
There are three full-sized deodorants in the Kopari Full Size Coconut Deodorant Set—so you could keep one at home, one at work and one in your gym bag. The non-sticky formula is free of aluminum and baking soda, and comes in two scents as well as a soothing CBD-spiked version.
T3 Cura Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer
I swear by T3 hair dryers, which I've been using for more than a decade now. So if you're in the market for a new one, the T3 Cura Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer is a no-brainer. It's lightweight to hold, dries hair quickly without causing damage, and leaves your hair smooth, soft and frizz-free.
MAC Brush With The Best Set
Quality brushes can make a big difference with your makeup application, and the MAC Brush With The Best Set has four essentials at an insanely low price. There's a powder and blush brush; a slanted foundation brush; an eyeshadow blending brush; and an angled brow brush. They also come with a graphic carrying case.
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