It's finally here: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, also known as the most epic shopping event of the summer. That's because, unlike most retailers, Nordstrom actually marks down new and exclusive merchandise, rather than old stock that didn't sell. So it's your chance to score some incredible deals on brands that may not normally go on discount.
Of course, that includes the beauty department, and this year's selection includes some of the most sought-after products from Nécessaire, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Supergoop!, Tata Harper Skincare and more.
Officially, the sale runs from July 28 to August 8, but if you're a Nordy Club member, you'll be able to shop earlier, depending on your status. (Icons can shop from July 12, Ambassadors from July 14, and Influencers from July 16.)
In the meantime, browse my top sale picks below and start building your wish list—because the best deals will sell out fast!
The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Deals of 2021
Nécessaire Full Size The Body Wash & The Body Lotion Set
If your bodycare routine could use an upgrade, add the Nécessaire Full Size The Body Wash & The Body Lotion Set to your cart. It consists of a eucalyptus-scented body wash, plus a lightweight, fragrance-free body lotion. Not only will the packaging look great on your counter, you'll also be pampering your skin with ultra-clean ingredients.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum Skin Care Set
The Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum Skin Care Set lets you try out one of the most popular luxury skincare lines without breaking the bank. The star product is a full-sized anti-aging serum, which you're getting for way less than it normally costs. Also included are a travel-sized cleanser and moisturizer, and a packette of the new anti-aging moisturizer.
Slip Sunset Hair Tie Set
Slip Sunset Hair Tie Set gives you eight scrunchies—two wide, and six skinny—in shades of pink, beige, rose gold, caramel, black and leopard. 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!
Supergoop! (Re)setting Powder Foundation SPF 35 Set
With the Supergoop! (Re)setting Powder Foundation SPF 35 Set, you'll be able to top up your sun protection on the go, without messing up your makeup. This is a mineral-based powder sunscreen with a high 24.7% concentration of zinc oxide. It has a translucent, soft-focus matte finish, and doubles as a setting and mattifying powder. Bonus: it comes with an extra refill to pop in when you're done.
Tata Harper Skincare Resurfacing Mask Mix & Mask Set
The Tata Harper Skincare Resurfacing Mask Mix & Mask Set contains a full-sized jar of the brand's most beloved mask, which resurfaces and brightens with all-natural BHAs and enzymes. But that's not all—there are three more travel-sized masks to try, including a hydrating mask for dryness, a clarifying mask for breakouts, and a purifying mask for deep-cleaning pores.
Herbivore Botanicals Soak & Soften Set
You can't go wrong with the Herbivore Botanicals Soak & Soften Set, whether you're treating yourself or getting a head start on your holiday shopping. This three-piece bodycare kit includes a full-sized body scrub to polish away dead skin. Plus you get travel sizes of the hydrating milk bath and calming bath salts—all made with natural ingredients that smell good enough to eat.
PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Device
For the deepest clean, I recommend investing in a silicone cleansing brush like the PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Device. Unlike nylon bristles, the silicone is much gentler on your skin, and way more hygienic. With more than 7,000 vibrations per minute, it effortlessly breaks down dirt, oil and makeup without causing irritation.
RMS Beauty Summer Essentials Full Size Bronzer, Luminizer & Lip Balm Set
Whether or not you're a clean beauty enthusiast, the RMS Beauty Summer Essentials Full Size Bronzer, Luminizer & Lip Balm Set is a must-have. Not only does it feature the brand's OG luminizer for lit-from-within glow, it also has the best cream bronzer for creating sun-kissed skin, and the new tinted lip balm in a pretty pink. These are all full sizes (and total staples in my makeup bag!).
Diptyque Travel Size Scented Candle Set
Who doesn't love a luxe scented candle—especially when it's on sale?! The Diptyque Travel Size Scented Candle Set includes the cult favourite Baies scent, along with Figuier, Roses, Feuille de Lavande and Feu de Bois. At this price, it's worth stocking up, whether you give them away as gifts or keep 'em for yourself.
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Kit
If you don't have a microcurrent device yet, now would be a good time to invest in the NuFace 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.
Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Wrap Towel Duo
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The Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Wrap Towel Duo, with two water-wicking hair wraps, will help you save time in your haircare routine. They're made from a patented microfiber that reduces drying time by 50%. The material is also way gentler on your hair than a regular towel, and can help to prevent breakage and frizz.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Size Pillow Talk Lip, Cheek & Eye Set
Did you know that Pillow Talk is the bestselling lip colour in the US? Everyone looks good in this pinky-nude shade, and there's a full-sized tube in the five-piece Charlotte Tilbury Full Size Pillow Talk Lip, Cheek & Eye Set. Wear it with the matching 12-shade eyeshadow palette, highlighter-blush, mascara and eyeliner (all full sizes, too!).
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro LED Light Therapy Device Set
The Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro LED Light Therapy Device Set has three full-sized, doctor-developed treatments to rejuvenate your skin—all for the price of the LED mask alone. The mask emits both red and blue light to smooth wrinkles and clear bacteria. (I like that it's hands-free, and takes only three minutes.) Afterward, apply the cult-favourite peel and vitamin C cream.
WellBe Set of 7 Washable Cosmetic Cloths
If you're keen to cut back on your use of cotton pads, the WellBe Set of 7 Washable Cosmetic Cloths is for you. These reuseable cloths are made from cotton and rayon, and can be used to apply toners, creams and oils. Best of all, there's no waste because you can just pop them in the washing machine.
Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure Set
You don't need to book a pedicure to get sandal-ready feet, thanks to the Patchology PoshPeel Pedi Cure Set. This is a potent, acid-based exfoliating peel that you apply (as socks) for one hour; then it takes three to seven days for dead skin to slough off. Each set includes four treatments.
Omorovicza Travel Size Queen of Hungary Mist Set
Omorovicza Travel Size Queen of Hungary Mist Set is an introduction to one of my all-time favourite luxury clean skincare brands. You get four travel-sized products, along with a chic pouch. Start with the milky vitamin C serum, and then add a layer of hydration with the famous multi-purpose face mist. Finish with the nourishing night cream, face oil, or both.
neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo
The neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo consists of two full-sized lash-conditioning serums that can improve the look of weak eyelashes in 30 days. The secret is a combination of amino acids, peptides, vitamins and hydrators that protect, soften and strengthen the hair. I'm using it now and definitely noticing longer lashes!
Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set
Although Diptyque is more well-known, there's another Instagrammable candle brand that's quickly growing in popularity. The Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set features five votives in an array of unique floral scents. Plus the pink-on-black packaging will elevate any space.
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.
Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders Set
From one of my favourite haircare brands, Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders Set is a four-piece kit to repair damaged hair without weighing it down. It's got a full-sized deep-conditioning mask and leave-in conditioning spray, plus a travel-sized protein mask and hair oil. All are sulfate-free and silicone-free.
Mario Badescu Full Size Drying Lotion, Face Mist & Lip Balm Set
One of the best bargains in the sale is the Mario Badescu Full Size Drying Lotion, Face Mist & Lip Balm Set, which gives you 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 Melt Set
Coconut oil is one of the most multitasking beauty products around—you can use it as a body moisturizer, makeup remover, shaving oil, hair mask and more. With the Kopari Full Size Coconut Melt Set, you get two full-size tubs: one is pure virgin coconut oil, and the other is infused with a tropical scent.
T3 Satin Blush Fit Compact Hair Dryer
I swear by this brand's 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 Satin Blush Fit Compact Hair Dryer will serve you well. It's lightweight to hold, dries hair quickly without causing damage, and leaves your hair smooth, soft and frizz-free.
Le Labo Fragrance Discovery Set
The Le Labo Fragrance Discovery Set is just the ticket if you've been curious about this unisex fragrance range with a cult following. It's comprised of three travel-sized vials of the brand's most popular scents. AnOther 13 is musky and "dirty"; Santal 33 is smoky and leathery; and Thé Noir 29 is fresh and soft.
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