Get excited, y’all! Now, listen. Full disclosure: I’ve almost always been late to the party when it comes to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Mostly because I didn’t think I’d be able to find anything in my price range until one year I decided to take a look and realized that if you didn’t shop at Nordstrom anytime out of the year, that this was the time that you absolutely should! With some items being at 50% off, everyone can find a trinket or two.
So of course, being a Gemini and all and just being a connoisseur of fashion and beauty, I usually have to pick my focus. This year my focus is on beauty. I need to update my collection and there are just so many things to try that this is the perfect time to go ahead and do it.
If you all are like me, with sales like this, you make a list. I did this for the H&M x Balmain collaboration to keep me focused and targeted. I mean, come on, strategy comes in for shopping, too!
Check out my top 5 beauty products that made my wish list below.
My Top 5
Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Studio’ Set: $36 ($58 Value) – So I’ve been obsessing over my brows lately and have found some unconventional hacks (at least for me) that I will share in a future post, but I’ve been avoiding Anastasia Beverly Hills brow anything, although I’ve heard great reviews on it! And, no. I do not have a good reason for it, other than the fact that I wanted to be a rebel. This set includes dip brow pomade, a brush and brow gel to get your brows all the way together.
Beauty Blender Beauty’s Best Friend Set: $35 ($56 Value) – Another beauty product holy grail product that I avoided without good reason. This set comes with two beauty blenders and a cleaner. Talk about value…
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Big Genius Little Genius Home & Away Set: $38 ($52.50 Value) – I used to swear by this stuff and still do. This moisturizer is awesome for us combo skin girls because it’s light, moisturizing, but not too heavy or oily to combat our sometimes shiny/oily t-zones. This moisturizer is my fave to mix with concealer or foundation to create a tinted moisturizer in the summer.
GlamGlow: $69 ($113 Value) – I love masks and I’ve been eyeing this brand for a while. This set comes with a full size Supermud mask and 0.5 oz size of the Flashmud and Youthmud masks. The Supermud is a best seller that fights breakouts and clears dark spots for clear and healthy looking skin; the Flashmud is supposed to promote glowing skin and fights unevenness; and the Youthmud is an anti-aging mask that exfoliates skin and contains antioxidants to promote healthy and younger looking skin.
Look in a Box Advanced Brush Kit: $52.50 ($165 Value) – I need to update my makeup brushes so this MAC brush kit is a steal! Look at what you get for the cost of one of their foundation brushes! 168 SE Large Angled Contour Brush, 193 SE Slanted Foundation Brush, 208 SE Brow Brush, 219 SE Pencil Brush, Double Sided 217 SE Blending Brush, and the 239 SE Eye Shadow Brush.
Be sure to check out the preview now including fashion items, if you are a Nordstrom Rewards Member, if not, see how you can be one here. The sale will open to the public from July 22nd to August 7th while supplies last. Get into it!
Shop my favorites here!