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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access has started! Please read on for more information including when the sale will open to the public. I've also included beauty product recommendations at the end of the post to help you get started! :)
- Now through July 16th, 2015, Nordstrom Debit and Credit Cardholders can shop the Anniversary Sale online and in-store 8 days earlier than the public. You'll also earn double points on selected beauty, fragrance, grooming and cologne purchases made July 9th -16th.
- For the public, the sale starts July 17th – August 2nd, 2015.
- Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns all the time, no minimum purchase required. And from my own experience, they have the best and most friendly Customer Service! I highly recommend you shop with them.
Beauty product recommendations
Blame it on NARS Cheek Palette
Finally a NARS palette that doesn't have Orgasm and Laguna! ;) This one includes a highlighting blush in Satellite of Love, a blush in Day Dream, a blush in New Attitude, and a bronzing powder in Casino. A travel-size Ita kabuki brush is also included! I already have Casino and the full-size Ita brush and I highly recommend them both! The Ita brush especially. It makes contouring so easy that anyone can do it!
BUY ▶ US$59 | Nordstrom
True NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Lip Pencils will always have a special place in my heart and I plan to collect every shade! This set includes a Satin Lip Pencil in Yu (shocking pink), a Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg (vivid watermelon), a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Provocative Red (a limited-edition fuchsia rose), and a mini sharpener. They know how to get you to buy it by including a limited-edition shade here!
BUY ▶ US$49 | Nordstrom
Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
A second trio contains mostly nude shades including a Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park (pink guava), a Satin Lip Pencil in Stourhead (limited-edition pale lavender pink), a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine (must-have mauve) as well as a mini sharpener. I think I am getting this set for sure! Been wanting to try Sex Machine for a while now. And the LE pale lavender Stourhead? Such gorgeous shade!
BUY ▶ US$49 | Nordstrom
Lips & Boys Set
For those who missed out on the Lips & Boys collection (review I & II), here's your second chance to score the three best-selling colors: Flynn, Giacomo, and Alejandro! Just so you know, these are all travel-size lipsticks which are two-thirds the size of the full-size ones. I already have Flynn but the thought of having two more shades added to my collection is also very appealing! I could use the limited-edition case that comes with, too.
BUY ▶ US$96 | Nordstrom
Nude Glow Set
If I hadn't already owned the Fresh Glow Nude Radiance, I would have been SO tempted to get this set! For those who are new to Burberry makeup, I think this is an awesome, must-have starter set! You get a full-size Fresh Glow Nude Radiance, a full-size Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Nude Pink, a full-size Bold Lash Mascara in Black, and a My Burberry fragrance sample, all wrapped up in a beautiful nude Burberry Pouch.
BUY ▶ US$78 | Nordstrom
A duo of full-size Thermal Cleansing Balm and full-size Deep Cleansing Mask from Omorovicza?! *heart eyes*! I have tried a sample of the Cleansing Balm and found it to be effective at removing makeup! It left my skin so soft and supple. The best part was there was no stripping sensation afterward. I want to try the Deep Cleansing Mask which supposedly helps draw out impurities and toxins from the skin. Sounds just like what my skin needs!
BUY ▶ US$155 | Nordstrom
The Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Collection
I'm interested in this set because I can see myself wearing all the colors here! Looks like you can do both smokey and neutral eyes with it. Eyeshadows include Morning Dew, Cappuccino, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Kiss, African Violet, Burnished Rose, Gunmetal, and Pink Haze. Bellini blush is gorgeousness! I remember liking the Full Blown Volume Supreme Lash Building Mascara in Black so I'm definitely adding this set to my cart. :)
BUY ▶ US$79 | Nordstrom
On the Go Essentials Set
Oh what a tempting set! This one has a travel-size Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer, a full-size Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, a full-size Beach Stick in Ibiza, a full-size Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara in Glossy Black, a full-size Rock ‘n' Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Bedroom Black, a pencil sharpener, and a First-edition Makeup Bag! All of which have been on my to-buy list! Should I splurge? I think so!
BUY ▶ US$155 | Nordstrom
Yves Saint Laurent
Rock Attitude Glossy Stain Set
YSL Glossy Stains are products that you're either going to love it or hate it. It's a love for me, though, because the formula has some serious staying power and the glossy shine is ultra long-lasting! I reserve it for days when I want to keep my lip color intact for long hours. This set includes a Glossy Stain Classic No. 7 in Corail Aquatique, a Glossy Stain Pop Water No. 204 Onde Rose, a Glossy Stain Plump Up No. 200, and a shiny red cosmetic bag.
BUY ▶ US$72 | Nordstrom
Do Son & Tubéreuse Set
I received a sample of the Do Son Eau de Toilette recently and it smells nicely of jasmine! Now I'm tempted to get the full-size. With this set, it also comes with a Do Son Solid Perfume and a Tubéreuse candle. Having a solid perfume in matching scent in my purse for touch-ups doesn't sound like a bad idea considering the rather short wear time of the EDT. I haven't tried the Tubéreuse candle, though. Wonder what it smells like!
BUY ▶ US$185 | Nordstrom
All Star Kit
I have tried the Soy Face Cleanser and the Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment and I think they are both excellent products. The cleanser is very gentle and the lip treatment is highly effective at keeping your lips in top condition. The Sugar Face Polish and the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex are new to me. I wonder how scrubby the Face Polish is. Thankfully it doesn't contain polyethylene microbeads!
BUY ▶ US$53 | Nordstrom
Météorites Summer Edition Pearls
Oh how luxurious and so colorful of these Météorites! The product comprises of fresh green pearls for anti-redness, fuchsia pearls for skin's revival, sunny yellow pearls for anti-dullness, pearlescent white pearls for light-reflection, champagne pearls for illumination, and rich coral pearls for complexion enhancing. The pearly white and gold packaging is probably the prettiest design I have seen of the Météorites!
BUY ▶ US$62 | Nordstrom
Nude Essentials Set
This is a great set if you are just starting with Hourglass cosmetics! It includes 4 best-selling products: a 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Obsidian, a Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, a travel-size Veil Mineral Primer, and a Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No.5. I already own almost all the products listed here except the mascara. I'm actually wearing the eyeliner today! ♥
BUY ▶ US$64 | Nordstrom
Eye Reviver Rosy Palette
Now comes the limited-edition, new shades of the Eye Reviver Palette! With a description that says “rosy eyeshadows to brighten the eyes with an instant radiance-boosting effect“, it's hard not to give into the temptation! I love understated pink eyeshadows like these so much. I find them to be flattering on my skin tone. Wonder how these swatch, though? Are they chalky? If anyone knows, please share your thoughts!
BUY ▶ US$62 | Nordstrom
Secret to Standout Eyes Set
Something about this palette is calling my name! I know their matte eyeshadows are good but I haven't tried their shimmery ones yet. I have heard that they're quite sheer and produce fallout so I don't know if I should splurge on this one. I already have the Smokey Eye Mascara in Black, the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, and the mini Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush and I can tell you that they are of excellent quality!
BUY ▶ US$85 | Nordstrom
Coveted Classics Patent Shine Set
These six classic colors are supposed to deliver limitless shine and offer fade-resistant color with a gel-like cushion finish, thanks to its Patent Shock Resisting Polymer Technology! Shades include Afters (dark blackberry crème), Flusher Blusher (fuchsia pink crème), Jolly Good (bright coral crème), Pink Knickers (soft ballet pink crème), Shop Girl (soft beige crème), and Ta-Ta! (soft grey crème). I *need*!
BUY ▶ US$45 | Nordstrom
The Skinny Palette Black Eyeshadow Palette
Everyone knows LORAC makes one of the best eyeshadow formulas! I've never been disappointed with their palettes. Upon seeing this dark neutral Skinny Palette, I think my heart just skipped a beat! With 7 coordinating neutral shades, you can create both daytime and nighttime smokey eyes with ease. Shades include Cool Light Cream (m), Light Beige (sh), Light Beige (m), Taupe (m), Dark Brown (m), Purple (sh), and Black (m).
BUY ▶ US$15 | Nordstrom
Yves Saint Laurent
Rock Résille Couture Palette
Last but not least, a YSL Couture Palette decorated with black polka dot lace! I have such a weakness for anything polka dots and lace. The pink/peach/coral theme of the shadows is right up my alley, too. It's going to be so hard for me to resist! Shades include Light Pink, Peach, Coral, Chestnut Brown, and Rich Brown — all foolproof colors for a feminine and sophisticated semi-nude look!
BUY ▶ US$60 | Nordstrom
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