Thursday, June 20, 2013

Coming Attraction: Nordstrom Beauty Anniversary Sale, July 19 through August 4

Nordstrom is excited to host the 2013 Anniversary Event featuring exclusive, limited-edition must-haves in-store and online. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features one-of-a-kind beauty offerings and amazing deals from coveted brands.

Nordstrom Beauty experts hand-pick these must-haves from over 100 fragrance, cosmetics, hair care, skin care, 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. There are a few deals without prices; that means I did not receive them.

Ring in the 2013 Anniversary Sale in all Nordstrom stores nationwide and online at while supplies last. You can also shop the sale early from July 10 through 18 by becoming a Fashion Rewards member. Gain early access and learn more at

Amore Pacific Recovery Brightening Set: $450 ($700 value). This set will rejuvenate skin, even in the worst conditions.
  • 1.7oz Time Response Cream
  • Full-sized Age Spot Brightening Pen
  • Full-size Treatment Enzyme Peel
  • Two 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-dried hair with a 100% terry liner, leaving strands safe and dry.

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.

Chanel Brush Set: $125: Includes six essential mini brushes. Achieve any makeup look in no time.
  • Foundation Brush
  • Kabuki Powder Brush
  • Large Eye Shadow Blush
  • Flat Contour and Eyeliner Brush
  • Lash and Eyebrow Brush
  • Angled Lip Brush
Chantecaille Skincare Color Set: $248 ($340 value). Indulge at home or on-the-go with this set, packaged in an adorable travel bag.
  • Full-sized Vital Essence
  • Full-sized Stress Repair Concentrate
  • Travel Jasmine Lily Healing Mask
  • Deluxe Gloss in Mirth
Clarisonic Colored Mia2s: $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.

Clinique Even Better Set: $76 ($105 value). The best just got better with this essential value set.
  • Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
  • Even Better Skintone Correcting Moisturizer
  • 1 oz 7 Day Scrub
Deborah Lippmann Space Oddity Trio: $29 ($36 value). Create five different combinations with three 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.

For Lips...
  • Addict Extreme in Fortune ($31)
  • Addict Gloss in Merveille ($29.50) 
For Eyes
  • 5 Couleurs Star Edition in Constellation ($61)
  • Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Blue ($28.50)
Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Face Peel: $89 ($140 value). Relive the benefits of this Alpha Beta peel again and again, thanks to this Peel Deal. The kit boasts 45 applications and five travel packets.

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream: $175 ($256 value). Celebrate Elemis' 10-year anniversary with this limited-edition Jumbo Pro-Collagen Marine Cream that hydrates skin, as well as improves suppleness, firmness, and elasticity.

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.

Kate Somerville Essential Kit: $98 ($204 value). This will soon become your essential kit with these popular items.· Gentle Wash
  • ExfoliKate
  • Nourish
  • CytoCell
Kiehls Créme de Corps Value Set: $75 ($107 value). Pamper skin with this iconic, luxurious body cream that provides rich-all day hydration. It includes both a one liter and 2.5 oz size. 

Kooba for Ahava Set: $45 ($130 value). This collection includes an on-trend 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)
Lancome Exclusive Gifts with Purchase: $49.50 qualifier ($142 value). With your purchase of $49.50 or more, choose from the following that comes housed in a chic embossed floral purple or grey cosmetic bag. Your choice of the skincare duo.
  • Ultime Night Serum BX and Absolue Premium BX Absolute Replenishing Cream
  • Renergie Lift Multi-Action Reviva Serum and Renergie Lift Multi-Action Day
  • Lifting and Firming Cream
  • Makeup Essentials Color Design Lipstick
  • Subtil Blush in Rose Romantique
  • Hypnose Drama Mascara
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 four shadows and navy liner
  • Full-sized Cherub Gloss
  • Baked Bronzer
  • Deluxes of Foundation PrimerFull Blown Volume Mascara
L’OCCITANE Gift Sets: $38-$80. Enjoy two different luscious gift sets from L’OCCITANE.

Best of L’Occitane Set: $38 ($60 value)
  • Verbana Shower Gel
  • Lavender Foaming Bath
  • Almond Shower Oil
  • Shea Butter Hand Cream
  • Shea Butter Foot Cream
Almond Oil Set: $48 ($78 value)
  • Almond Shower Gel
  • Almond Milk Concentrate
  • Almond Delicious Soap
  • Almond Delicious Hands
Nordstrom Cosmetics Offerings: $15.90-$28.90. Both a great value and price point, Nordstrom Beauty provides high quality cosmetic offerings.

Nordstrom Python Fantasy Brush Set: $28.90 ($42.95 after the sale). Includes eight essential brushes for face and eyes that are housed in a beautifully crafted purple python print canister.
  • Powder brush
  • Spoolie brush
  • All Over Eye brush
  • Angled Crease/Blend brush
  • Concealer brush
  • Angled Brow/Liner brush
  • Lip brush
  • Eyeliner brush
Nordstrom Fantasy Makeup Palette: $28.90 ($42.95 after the sale - $150 value). Includes 92 colors that provide your eyes, cheeks, and lips with everything they need for endless beauty looks.
  • 43 neutral and natural eye shadows (1.8 oz. each)
  • 32 pop-color eye shadows (1.8 oz. each)
  • Four super-shimmery eye shadows (1.8 oz. each)
  • Eight lip glosses (0.9 oz. each)
  • Four blushes (0.67 oz. each)
  • One bronzer (0.24 oz.)
  • Four brushes
Nordstrom Manicure Set: $15.90 ($24.95 after the sale). Achieve a perfect manicure anywhere with this set embossed in a purple python print.
  • Faux-Python Fabric Clutch
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Tweezers
  • Nail File
  • Nail Clipper
  • Angled Nail Clipper
  • Scissors
Nordstrom Trio Makeup Bag Set: This three-piece limited-edition set comes in a savvy print and is the perfect gift for any makeup junkie.

Philosophy Gift Sets: $50-$200. The beloved Philosophy brand has exclusives for everyone, from shampoo and body wash to face cleansers. Choose from a Philosophy Living Grace Trio or Amazing Grace Trio ($72, $144 values).
  • Jumbo-size 32 oz Full Body Emulsion
  • Jumbo-size 32 oz Shampoo, Bath, Body and Shower Gel
  • 5.8 oz Satin Finish Body Oil
Microdelivery Duo: $59.50 ($128 value!).
  • Jumbo-size 32 oz Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
  • Deluxe four oz Microdelivery Peel
Trish McEvoy Beauty Collections: $100-$195. The Power of Makeup Planner Collection Rose: Everything needed to achieve perfect and effortless makeup.
  • Petite Makeup Planner
  • Eye Base Essentials Bare
  • Intense Gel Eyeliner Arabian Nights
  • 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner Quartz
  • Luminous Peals Eye Shadow Plum
  • Lash Curling Mascara
  • Instant Eye Lift
  • Medium Refillable Double-Decker Compact
  • Even Skin Portable Foundation Shade 2
  • Even Skin Portable Foundation Shade 3.5
  • Sponge
  • Petite Makeup Wardrobing Page
  • Golden Bronzer
  • Face Shaper Highlight
  • Face Shaper Blush
  • Translucent Finishing Power
  • Lip Color Sexy Nude
Power of Skincare Collection I: Achieve beautiful skin with this AM and PM skin care routine, at home or on-the-go.
  • Gentle Cleansing Wash (1 oz.)
  • Even Skin Beta Hydroxy Pads
  • Beauty Booster Eye Serum
  • Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30
  • Even Skin Vitamin C Cream
  • Skin-care bag
YSL Must-Have Set: $75 ($127 value). This kit includes all the essentials to take you from drab to fab.· Full size Touche Eclat Pen N2
  • Full-sized Glossy Stain N7
  • Mini Mascara Babydoll Mascara N1
  • 5 ml Beauty Sleep
  • Mini Crayon Yeux N1
  • 30 ml of Makeup Remover
What's just as exciting as Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale? The Nordstrom Beauty Bash! On July 19 and July 20, 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. To find a Beauty Bash near you, visit

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Note: With a few editorial changes only, this was copied straight from the press release. After inquiring, I learned that the release highlights some of the top offerings and that it would be 20 pages if everything had been included. There will be more offerings, but these are the only ones included in the sneak preview at the moment. Therefore, I have no additional details.
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    Anonymous said...

    Call me a liar, you have mentioned 'limited edition' and sale' in the same sentence (well, paragraph)! CG, you are our Magic Makeup Fairy!! I must peruse this list when I have more I stop by your blog throughout the day when I need a breath of fresh air. Many thanks for being here :)

    Denise at aeiokid at comcast dot net

    lily bart said...

    Thanks so much for this. Is there anything for Jo Malone?

    Beth said...

    Is there any MAC or Burberry?

    Charlestongirl said...

    Funny, Denise! That's what the press release said.

    Charlestongirl said...

    Lily and Beth,

    I have no idea. I published the press release I was sent. It mentioned no other brands, although MAC always has something. Perhaps this is an "early look"?

    Paige said...

    I'm skipping this event. I don't find anything exciting about these sets. The featured Chanel products for this Anniversary Sale is lame--a makeup brush set--not really interesting if one already has it.

    I bought the Asia-exclusive Ombres Fleuries Délicatesse quad already from Nordstrom should have had sold this during their Anniversary Sale instead. Oh well, their loss.

    Mary Ann said...

    Thanks for the listing, lots of goodies.

    LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

    This is always a fun sale!
    I hope they have an Asian exclusive for Chanel!
    Thanks for the preview.

    Paige said...

    Hi @LoveSugarBabyDoll
    Although CG hasn't post the entire list of offerings from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I don't think Nordstrom is going to have the Asia exclusive collection this year. Instead, the collection is sold by Saks this year. In addition, it can also be found on

    Lisa C said...

    I hope they have more things than whats listed so far. Nothing is really catching my eyes. Last year I picked up the wonderful blush palette from NARS.

    LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

    thanks Paige :)

    Laura said...

    Hi CG-
    I am finding your post featuring the Nordstrom Pre-Sale and Anniversary sale interesting, considering your post last year (I think) about how disappointed you were since it was for cardholders only. "Fashion Rewards Members" is still only for cardholders, thus this year the preview is still exclusive to them. So... now I'm curious if you had a change of heart or did Nordstrom try to remedy anything with you? For the record I agreed with your post that it wasn't quite fair to exclude non-cardholders. I enjoy reading your blog very much and sending best wishes to you!

    Charlestongirl said...

    Hi Laura,

    Nothing has changed about my opinion. I published the list this year as a service to my readers.

    Nordstrom did nothing for me. They demonstrated that they don't care about my business, so this year I shopped there a lot less.