We asked Rosa, a recent college grad and self-described lover of all things beauty (which she traces to growing up emulating her glamorous mom) to hit up our private Anniversary Sale Beauty Preview at Treasure&Bond in NYC. Here’s what she had to say.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and no one is more excited than I am! To get the word out about this year’s sale, the Nordstrom Beauty team held a fabulous event and invited beauty bloggers and editors to get a sneak peek and test out a small smorgasbord of what will be available at the sale.
The second floor of Treasure&Bond was converted into a mini salon getaway! Everyone had the opportunity to get pampered at several pop-up beauty stations: there was a hair station by blowPro—the blowout experts of NYC—makeup by NARS and nails by Deborah Lippmann. Needless to say, everyone left looking glamorous.
While we were waiting to get styled and polished, we played with all of the products going on sale. One of my favorites was philosophy’s amazing grace satin-finish body oil mist. It is a super-lightweight, lightly scented spray that leaves your skin soft and glowing—the perfect complement to a gorgeous summer tan.
Another favorite of mine was the Voluspa candles. Not only do they smell lovely, they come in a pretty tin and are going on sale in packs of 3 for $29 (normally $40)—a great deal.
All of the beauty lines that Nordstrom carries create exclusive limited-edition kits, palettes and box sets for the Anniversary Sale. M·A·C created some amazing palettes and brush sets in colorful packaging that seems perfect for summer.
The Lancôme Defining & Brightening Eye Collection ($80) has everything you need to make your eyes look radiant. And there are three Kiehl’s skincare sets ($78–$110) that I know will make awesome gifts for me, myself and maybe my friends, if I am feeling generous!
Anyone who knows me knows I l-o-v-e painting my nails and experimenting with fun colors and designs. Imagine my excitement when I learned that Deborah Lippmann would be premiering a special shade just for the Anniversary Sale! ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ is a lush purple hue with multi-colored glitter dispersed throughout the bottle. This polish is fairly sheer, which allows the glitter to be the star of the show. You could start with a shade of black or purple before adding this new glittery shade for a more dramatic look!
Deborah Lippmann also has a set of three magnetic nail polishes. They give you a luxurious design without a trip to the salon. Simply apply a base coat, then a first coat in the shade of your choice. Here is where the magnetic magic happens: after applying a second coat to each finger, take the magnet included in the kit and hold it closely over each nail for 10 seconds. Presto! Magical wavy nail art. Just don’t forget a finishing topcoat.
Honestly though, my favorite part of the Anniversary Sale is that all the jumbo sizes of my beauty staples are included. Beauty products almost never go on sale, especially the essentials—body washes, shampoos, conditioners and lotions. This is the best time to stock up on favorite products that you know you need; I will definitely be buying a couple of the huge 33.8 oz. bottles of the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body lotion and the jumbo set of Fekkai Brilliant Glossing shampoo and conditioner!
Be sure to step into your nearby Nordstrom (or shop online!) and take advantage of these deals! Trust me, after what I’ve seen, you do not want to miss out this year.