Friday, July 20, 2012

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts Today: My Shopping Picks

Ok, so if you follow me on Twitter, you know, I'm obsessed with Nordstrom. It brings me the same (maybe more) kind of joy as Target. Except, I can't always just buy things. But, I do like to just walk around and look at things and get inspired.

Well, today is a happy day for a Nordstrom visit. Their Anniversary Sale just kicked off (ends 8/6/12), and that means you can snag some of their upcoming fall merchandise on sale. That's right, new merchandise, not the stuff thats going out the door to make room for the new stuff. Not that I turn my nose up at a sale. But it is exciting to get your hands on some items you know will be in store for a while, and that you got for a lower intro price.

Here are some things I've got my eye on for this sale.

Photo credit: Nordstrom

I'd be remiss if I didn't start the wish list with a beauty item. And I'm excited about this particular item in the MAC Illustrated line. Three full-sized lip products (lip stick, dazzle glass, and liner) and a cute makeup bag to carry them in all for $39.50. What a deal! The Peach bag comes with a Creme Sheen Lipstick in Ravishing, Dazzleglass Creme in Sublime Shine, and Cremestick Liner in Creme Kiss. Individually the products run you $14.50 for a lipstick, $19.50 for a dazzleglass, and $14.50 for a Cremestick Liner. They also have different lip color sets: red, nude, and pink. All are great, but I'm lusting after peach the most.

They also have cute little makeup brush kits in this line, but I'm never all that thrilled with the brushes MAC puts out in these kits. The quality simply isn't the same. You can read and watch a lot of reviews out there that will say the same. Since the hubs is a Nordstrom card holder, I got to get a sneak peak at some of the items that would be on sale. I saw a brush set by Nordstrom that was in the $40 range and the brushes were soft and seemed to be of good quality. I'd get those over the MAC sets. I can't seem to find the link to the Nordstrom brushes online. Perhaps they are just an in-store thing.

The line also has two great smokey eye kits with three shadows, two brushes, small mascara and a technokohl liner for $49.50. They come in plum, and black. I'm not really looking for more shadow right now, but if I was, I'd be partial to the black one. Two of the shadows in that kit I already own and love (carbon and naked lunch).  Here's a pic to give you an idea.

MAC Illustrated Smokey Eye Black
Photo Credit: Nordstrom
Another item that caught my eye is the Philosophy Purity Made Simple set. For $49.50 you get a 32 oz bottle with a pump and a smaller 8 oz bottle. Basically, you get the 8 oz. bottle for free (a $20 value). My 16 oz bottle is running low, and I think this is a pretty good deal if you happen to like using this cleanser. I think I wouldn't have to buy another one for more than a year. I got my 16 oz. one more than 6 months ago.

Photo credit: Nordstrom

Finally, I want to point out that if you have been curious about trying Revitalash (I have) or Phyto "Phytodefrisant"Large Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, you can get them both at a reduced price until August 6. The Revitalash is currently $65 (reg. $98) and the Phyto Relaxing Balm is $26 (reg. $39). 

I couldn't possibly cover every single awesome item in the beauty sale. There are a lot! So go check it out if I've peaked your curiosity. These are just some of the items that caught my eye. 

Besides, I'd like to move on to other departments. I want to talk about shoes. One pair in particular. I mean come on, you had to see that coming. I'm a sucker for the Norstrom shoe department. Especially if there is a sale! Well I'm excited to report that I found yet another pair of boots similar to the Steve Madden Candence boots I was lusting over yesterday (and last year). These aren't slouchy, so I'm thinking perhaps they will be a more classic. They have an exposed zipper in the back and a tiny wedge. I'm kind of in love. Oh and they come in four lovely colors. I think cognac is the one for me.
BP Runway Boot
$89.90 (reg. $129)
Photo credit: Nordstrom

Deux Lux Juno Clutch $39.90 (reg. $62)
Photo credit: Nordstrom
This clutch caught my eye. It looks like it's a comfortable size and I love the tassels. And for the price it's not too shabby. Love that it comes in mustard yellow too.

I've also been wanting a leather jacket. At the sale price this one is not too bad. I'm really loving the burgundy color. And love the detailing on the shoulder. It's classic, but still has a bit of an edge. 

Trouvé Quilted Leather Biker Jacket
Photo credit: Nordstrom

Those are my picks from the Anniversary Sale this year. Have you snuck a peek at the sale? What items are you loving and dreaming about?


  1. great picks! I guess that lipstick set is going to be pretty popular!

  2. The girl at the MAC counter said the nude and pink set were pretty much all gone during the pre-sale. I guess peach wasn't as popular, which worked out for me today. But it really is a pretty set. The peach is on the nude side, not super bright. So it's still pretty neutral and safe for every day.