Snag These Best Beauty Exclusives From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Before They’re Gone!

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Can we please talk about how CUTE Vivian is in this pic?? Obv not in front of Nordy but the sign from a local boutique was just too perfect!

It’s that time to take advantage of the amazing shopping deals found during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that ends August 5th. 

I’m a tad late putting up this post since the sale started on July 20th but hey, better late than never right?!!

I could even be shopping this event up until midnight of the 5th in my pj’s and still be able to take advantage of the sale without ever stepping foot inside an actual store! (Which the closest Nordstrom is over an hour away from me sooo online shopping is the obvious way to go!!)

Every year I enjoy scouring the sale and other sites to see which items are the hot commodities to snag before they go back up to full price.

Check out my top picks from the beauty exclusives below to find the deal best for you!


Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Daily Foaming Cleanser, $45 ($60 value)

This is one of those skincare treats that all skin types can enjoy.  You gotta wash your face everyday so why not do it with something really awesome!!


This cleanser is a combination of a sulfate-free daily foaming cleanser (I truly love a good foam feel) plus a duo of AHAs – glycolic and lactic acids.  These all help to shrink the appearance of pores and help clear buildup on skin’s surface. The pineapple, pumpkin and papaya enzymes purify skin without overdrying, leaving skin feeling soft and plump! Kate Somerville is a skincare expert to the stars like new Princess Meghan Markle, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Smith!

Nars Undressed Liquid Lip Set, $49. ($104 value).  

I recently got a sample of one of the powermatte liquid lipsticks and was seriously blown away by its loveliness!!


Y’all know the matte lip look is always super sophisticated looking and this one doesn’t dry out your lips and has a super flexible feel. So now Nars is giving you the chance to try more than one color of their full sized matte and velvet lip glide (goes on a gloss but coats like a lipstick) at a ridiculously amazing price point.  These are usually $26 for just one!  This is a a lip set featuring very wearable nude shades so you’re sure to be able to wear all four!

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body XL Shimmer, Shape, Hydrate + Glow, $75 ($214 value).  

This is one of her loyal fan-favorite products and is in a limited-edition JUMBO size that is Charlotte’s secret celebrity trick for giving her clients an elongated slimmer-looking body! Yes Please!!!  She works with Amal Clooney and Nicole Kidman, to name a few.  Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario swears by it to give his client the prettiest limbs here!


Now this is a product I have yet to use from Charlotte Tilbury but everything I’ve gotten from her in the past did not disappoint.  The formula gives skin a luminous sheen with skin de-puffing agents to create an optical illusion of longer, leaner limbs and firmer contours.  I’ve even read that you can mix a small amount of it with your foundation to rub into your face and along your neck to match your body!

The Best of Lancome Lashes Mascara Set, $59 ($95 value).

Lancome is known for their super duper awesome mascaras. So this collection of full sized best sellers is just what a gal needs to find the exact formula that works for her!


It contains their (1) Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base that acts as a primer for your lashes to help maximize the results of your favorite mascara. It also inclues the (2) The Définicils High Definition Mascara, an iconic formula and my personal fave, along with the (3) Monsieur Big Mascara that aims to deliver heart-stopping volume with up to 24-hour wear. You also get a waterproof mini version of the Monsieur.  At the end of the day, you can easily take it all off with their amazing and gentle B-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfect BHA Liquid Exfoliant Duo, $35 ($58 value).

If there is nothing else you take advantage of during this sale, it should indeed be this one.  Holy moly what a STEAL!!


I’ve been using this miracle product from Paula’s Choice for years and I’m totally stocking up on this.  I talked about it in my anti-aging skincare post here.  It’s a nonabrasive, leave-on liquid exfoliant that I use daily but putting on a exfoliating cotton round and rubbing all over a clean washed face before my moisturizers.  It’s good great for all skin types that suffer from signs of aging and skin prone to clogged pores. It’s one of the only products I’ve ever used that actually helps me get smaller pores along with smoother skin. This is a 5 star must have product all the way ladies and gentlemen.

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Set, $49. ($66 value)

This three-piece set from Urban Decay gives you everything you need for a gorgeous eye look that stays put all day + night!!


The UD Naked2 palette has always been one of my faves but this Basics palette is the perfect compromise for those that don’t like any shimmer in their shadows – all 6 shades have a matte finish.  These are cooler neutral tones that work for fair skin all the way to darker olive complexions! This includes my makeup artist staple, the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray and their Primer Potion that when used together locks and loads your eye makeup (even when used with other brands!) all day long.

MAC Basic Brush Kit, $54 ($172 value).

 A cute pink studded brush case with 5 must have basic brushes that are perfect for the beginner or a traveling professional!!


MAC makes some of my favorite brushes as a makeup artist and this collection gives some of the everyday basics.  We all know you can’t use the same brush for powder and blush (no mixing colors!!) and a foundation brush is great for tinted mositurizers, bb cream, and foundation.  The basic eye shader brush and smaller contour blender brush are perfect for two types of shadow application.

Too Faced Sex, Gold, And Chocolate Set, $49. ($92 value).

If you don’t like the smell of chocolate this won’t be for you and we probably can’t be friends, ha ha!!


Too Faced always gets me with their eye catching product names:) What’s great about this three-piece set is that it features all full sized products of a shimmering palette of eyeshadows, a mascara and eye primer.  The Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette features a pretty mix of matte and metallic shades infused with real gold and 100% natural cocoa powder that smells divine and yummy!! The uber popular Better Than Sex Mascara delivers full, unbelievable lashes with a single coat and their Shadow Insurance Primer is a featherweight eyeshadow primer that locks down color.

Now I’m curious – what did you already buy from this popular annual sale??