2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty, Makeup Must Haves and Gadgets Early Access!

When it comes to shopping for beauty products, I love a great deal as it gives me a chance to stock on my favorites and save on new products/gadgets I’ve been eager to try. The 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access kicked off on Thursday, and I can’t begin to tell you how many great beauty products there are!

If you are looking to update your Clarisonic or purchase a new one, stock up on luxurious La Mer moisturizer, buy Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover (the best ever!), try a new mascara, purchase a new cleanser, shop for a new lipstick, etc. you must check out the Nordies Anniversary Sale! You can save so much money! I bought the YSL Rebel Nudes Lipstick/Lip Gloss set and saved over $30, and saved $20 on mascara. It’s a win-win!

Here are a few beauty must haves from the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale you’re sure to love. PS: Be sure to check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts on women’s fashion must haves, trendy home decor, fab women’s shoes for more great savings


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Must Haves and Gadgets Early Access!


Makeup palettes and makeup gift sets, makeup brushes on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

I look forward to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the holidays just so I score one of the amazing Mac beauty/makeup palettes and gift sets! This Mac Look in a Box Sunblessed Face kit comes with full size Deception eyeshadow, full size Fluidline in Blacktrack, full-size False Lashes Mascara, full-size Lipstick in Sunblessed and a cosmetics bag! This is a great makeup set for summer and fall, and would also make a fabulous gift.




This Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nude lipstick set has been on my Nordie Anniversary Sale wish list since I first saw it in the catalog! I ordered it this morning and can’t wait until I get it. The kit contains:  Full-size Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in 47 Beige Blouse, Full-size Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in 07 Corail Aquatique, Full-size Plump Up Glossy Stain in 200 Plump Up (0.06 oz.) and a cosmetics bag! I love that you’re getting three lip products, and a cosmetics bag for the price of two lipsticks/lip glosses.

I have been a fan of YSL lip glosses for years, and finally started using their lipstick this spring and I’m hooked. The lipstick glides right on and the color is spectacular! Love, love, love!



If you love the look of a red lip, you’ll adore the Mac Look In A Box Sassy Siren Face Kit! It contains Full-size Eyeshadow in Divine Decadence, Full-size Technakohl Liner in GraphBlack, Full-size Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara,  Full-size Lipstick in Are You Flirting With Me? and cosmetics bag!



How gorgeous is this eyeshadow palette?




I LOVE Mac makeup brushes. I bought a Mac brush gift set during the holidays, and can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought as it’s made putting on my eyeshadow, and foundation much easier. I have much more confidence in the way I look and the way I apply makeup! This amazing Mac Look in a Box – Basic Brush Kit includes:

– Full-size 190SE Foundation Brush

– Full-size 116SE Blush Brush

– Full-size 224SE Tapered Blending Brush

– Full-size 204SE Eyebrow/Lash Brush

– Full-size Double-sided 242SE Shader Brush/212SE Flat Definer Brush

– Cosmetics Bag



If you’re ready to move on from beginner’s makeup brushes to advanced, you’ll love the MAC ‘Look in a Box – Advanced’ Brush Kit! It contains a cosmetics bag, 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush, 193SE Angled Foundation Brush, 208SE Angled Brow Brush, 219SE Pencil Brush and Double-sided 217SE Blending Brush/239SE Eye Shader Brush!




I simply adore Chanel beauty products! I’ve fallen in love with Chanel tinted moisturizer, mascara, makeup brushes, bronzer and lip glosses over the year…so I can’t wait to try this Chanel Takeshape Brow Set! I’ve heard amazing things about these makeup products, and they’re at a great price point:




This Charlotte Tilbury “Instant Beauty Palette The Dolce Vita Look 5 Minute Face On The Go” makeup palette is perfection! It contains eyeshadow, bronzer, blush, highlighter, mascara, etc. and instructions on how to use it!



I started using Giorgio Armani foundation around Christmas after receiving a sample and have been hooked ever since. I can’t wait to try the best selling Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer and Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer too! This makeup set is a must especially with fashion bloggers, beauty bloggers and celebs too!



Tom Ford lipsticks are one of the hottest beauty products around! I bought my first Tom Ford lipstick during the holidays, and I absolutely LOVE it! This set which includes a Full-size Lip Color in Indian Rose, Full-size Extreme Mascara in Raven, and Deluxe sample of Illuminating Primer is amazing and at a great price point too.



As a devoted fan of Nars Laguna bronzer, I can’t tell you excited I am for this Nars Cult Survival Kit! It includes so many amazing makeup products including their best selling bronzer, Orgasm blush, lip gloss, lipstick and more.



My mom and grandma got me hooked on Lancome beauty products when I was a teen and I still swear by Lancome mascara, and my favorite beauty product of all time – Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover! My eyes are so incredibly sensitive, and this is the only eye makeup remover that works and won’t irritate my eyes.

This amazing Lancome Mascara sample set includes Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black, Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base, Définicils High Definition Mascara in Black, Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black, and mini Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee! This kit will last you a long time and give you a chance to try many of Lancome’s best selling cult favorite mascaras, eyeliner and eye makeup remover! It’d also be a great set for the teen on her first day back to school!



I panic when I run out of Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover and won’t wear makeup until I get more as it’s painful for me to remove my eye makeup without it. I LOVE this product!




Did you know that Trish McEvoy’s husband is a dermatologist? She’s collaborated with him on various skincare/makeup products, so you know they have to be amazing! Trish McEvoy beauty products are easy to apply even for a beginner! I love this best selling “The Power of Makeup  Planner” which includes absolutely everything you need to create a flawless face. Obsessed!



Christie Brinkley always looks fantastic, so when I heard she swears by a certain Laura Mercier lip pencil, I knew I had to try it. I must admit I’ve been hooked ever since! I won’t wear lipstick without it as it makes my lips look plumper! I absolutely love it!!


When I look at pictures of myself during my college years, I get so upset when I think of the amount of time I spent in a tanning bed. I can’t change what I did or undo the damage I did to my skin, but now that I’m older and hopefully a lot wiser, I use self tanner every chance I can get. I bought a similar St. Tropez Self Tanning Kit a few years ago and I’m so glad I did. I highly recommend the tan applicator mitt, it makes applying the bronzing mouse so much easier!



One of my favorite ways to relax on the weekend is doing my nails! This Red Carpet Manicure Set is definitely coming home with me! This best selling highly rated Pro 45 Kit Professional LED Light, Nail Primer, Nail Gel, LED Gel Nail Polish, and so many more items! Goodness, this is such a great kit. Hopefully it’ll convince me to stop buying my nails. 😉




Fab skincare products at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

If you love La Mer moisturizers as much as I do, or you’re looking to try the cult beauty favorite Creme de la Mer for the first time, this La Mer The Revitalizing Collection is a must! It contains Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, The Regenerating Serum to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, their best selling eye cream ‘The Eye Concentrate’, two The Hydrating Facial Masks and a cosmetics bag!




Philosophy Purity is one of those rare skincare products that will work on every skin type from dry skin to oily skin, acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, etc!








Exclusive beauty value sizes you can’t pass up on at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps has been a cult favorite for over 40 years! It’s perfect for those of us with extremely dry skin. Love it especially this 33.8 ounce size!



You know a beauty product is amazing when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale hasn’t officially started but it’s already backordered until August 5th! This amazing Kiehl’s Since 1851 Jumbo Amino Acid Shampoo ($56 Value) has stellar reviews and is said to improve the look and feel of your hair:



Perricone MD gave me a chance to review their Cold Plasma a few years ago and I fell in love with it immediately. As someone with acne-prone sensitive dry skin, I found this product to be fantastic. It didn’t break me out nor did it leave my skin flakey and dry. It’s an amazing product!



You can’t beat this screaming great deal on C.O. Bigelow rose salve! It smells amazing and will last you forever!



I love these ARCONA Triad Pads and have used them quite a bit over the years! Not only are they great for removing your makeup or after working out at the gym, but I love that they’re so soothing!




Celebrities and beauty bloggers swear by Evian Facial Water Spray!



After hearing about how much Tamron Hall loves Kai body wash, I’m excited to try the Kai body lotion to see how the products compare! It has amazing reviews, so it must be fantastic.







The Arcona Magic White Ice is such an amazing moisturizer, especially for those of us with sensitive skin/acne-prone skin! LOVE it.



In love with these hair tools/hair products at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I LOVE Drybar hair products! I started using their shampoo, conditioner, hair clips, etc. in March and have been obsessed ever since. While I wish my favorite shampoo and hair mask were available in a value set during the Anniversary sale, I’m excited to try a few new products! This Drybar Beach in a Box Collection includes everything you need to create the perfect beach waves. It has Hold Me Hair Clips, Full Pint Medium Ceramic Round Brush, The 3-Day Bender Curling Iron, Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray, and Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texturizer! It’s amazing and at a great price point too.




I highly recommend this ghd flat iron/straightener! I bought one years ago at Nordstrom and still use it when I don’t curl my hair. It’s an absolute must!






I LOVE T3! I can’t say that I’ve tried this hairdryer, but I use the curling wand on the daily and have to tell you it’s completely transformed my hair. I came very close to cutting my hair until I found this amazing Drybar + T3 curling wand combo, and am now devoted to the brand! I can’t wait to try the T3 Featherweight 2 hairdryer which is over $60 off during the sale! It has such amazing reviews. I heard that it’ll even prevent frizz! That’s a win in my book!!!






Must have beauty gadgets at the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much my skin started to improve once I bought my Clarisonic. I’ve had mine for over five years and it’s still going strong! My skin is sensitive and acne-prone, and this amazing beauty product has changed my skin for the better! I love that Clarisonics are not as expensive as they once were, and you can score amazing deals during the 2016 Anniversary Sale!








This Clarisonic is perfect for travel, a college student living in a dorm or small space dwellers:




Check out the amazing Clarisonic replacement brush heads available in this set. You get: Sensitive Brush Head, Cashmere Cleanse Luxe Brush Head, Radiance Brush Head, Deep Pore Brush Head!




After reading the amazing reviews on this PMD microderm device kit, I’ve decided to add this amazing gadget to my wish list!




I wanted to try the FOREO Luna cleansing and anti-aging device during an unnamed sale a few months ago, but they sold out almost immediately! It’s already backordered until July 29th at Nordstrom, so if you have you’re eye on it too, it’s best to get it now!







I’m ordering this iluminage Precise Touch hair reduction tool today! I’m not a big fan of shaving and this great gadget is already backordered until July 29th! It’s supposed to work on blonde hair and red hair too. It has great reviews as well!



Are you shopping for a new toothbrush that promises to whiten your teeth along the way? The Go Smile Dental Pro On The Go Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System is under $70!



As someone looking to slow the signs of aging around my eyes, I can’t wait to try this sleep mask! It has great reviews and is only $26 during the annual Anniversary sale.



Lovely fragrances at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb is one of my favorite scents on the planet. The “floral explosion” in a bottle just puts me in a better mood! 🙂



I love Marc Jacobs Daisy eau de toilette spray! It’s become my signature scent since I lost my best friend/beloved grandma Margarita “Daisy” in October.



These are just a few of the must have beauty products that Nordstrom credit cardholders/debit cardholders can shop for from now until July 21st at the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access. These items will be available for all shoppers on July 22nd! Be sure to head over to the Nordstrom website to save on thousands of great items for women, men, kids and the home.



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