nordstrom anniversary sale best beauty buys
I’ve been chomping at the bit to share my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty favorites with all of you. Originally, I wasn’t going to purchase anything but clothing until I started hearing rave reviews about so many things. I was in the market for several of the items I ordered so I feel like it was well worth the money, especially because everything is generously marked down

Continue reading to find out why I included each of these fab beauty products!

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Blush & Bronze Glow Set $75 ($88 Value) // I’ve waited quite a long time to purchase any products from Charlotte Tilbury. I was always on the fence for some reason but recently some of my favorite bloggers have talked about several of the items they love and two are part of the sale. This blush & bronze glow set is absolutely amazing (it just came in last night) at first sight. I’ll be testing it out today so stay tuned to Instastory for a look. The packaging is so luxurious and the colors of the bronzer and blush are even more beautiful in person. 

ghd 1-Inch Gold Styler Now $133 (After $199) // I get so many questions about what products and tools I use on my hair. So this sale item is so exciting for me to share! I’ve owned a ghd straightener for over six years now. I kept my first for four years and then upgraded to the platinum styler. I haven’t noticed any damage to my strands and love how easy it is to create beautiful waves because of the beveled edges. And 33% off is such a good deal!

Moroccanoil The Ultimate Hydration Collection $78 ($112 Value) // The ONLY hair oil I use is by Moroccanoil. I find that it’s the best formula, smells good, and really does its job. Plus, it lasts for a really long time. I saw this set and couldn’t help myself because of the generous size shampoo and conditioner bottles, the shower milk hydrating body wash (excited to try), and a bottle of the oil (and I just ran out!). The shampoo and conditioner I’ve been using probably need to be retired because I’ve had it for a while. I got jumbo size bottles but just can’t get through it fast enough. SO this was the perfect time to restock on something new. Btw I used to use Moroccanoil shampoo and conditioner and it’s fabulous! 

Sigma Beauty Innovation Duo $35 ($50 Value) // If you don’t own a Sigma Beauty brush cleaning mat, boy do you need one if your life! It will change the way you clean your brushes. Seriously… you will never hand wash them again. I recommend using Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo or Dawn dish soap (with a little olive oil added in – as I recently learned). Just wet your brush, add some soap, and rub into the mat and voila! All that dirty makeup will come right out leaving your brushes nice and clean. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel Duo $29 (44 Value) // I’ve been using Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel for years now. I even use it to top off my brows if I use a colored gel first so that they really stay in place. The nice thing is that your brows don’t feel like you sprayed them with hairspray but they won’t budge all day long. This is such a good deal because you basically get two for the price of one. 

Kennebunk Home Bliss Plush Throw Now $25.90 (After $39) // Okay, don’t walk, run your fingers to the site and snag one of these soft, cuddly babies! This blanket is so incredibly cozy, is a great size, and comes in six colors. And did I mention it’s under $26?! I ended up ordering vanilla and pink peony for our house because all of our blankets are desperate for retirement… thanks to a small dog who turns all of my throws and pillows into luxury dog beds. 
bkr Spiked Naked & Tutu 16-Ounce Glass Water Bottle Duo $50 ($75 Value) // This is a product I’ve actually never tried before but I’ve heard so much buzz I wanted to include them because they are still in stock. I love the color and they are much safer to drink out of than your usual water bottle. Plus, they are easier to clean and last a long time. 

YSL Lip Set $74 ($106 Value) // Hands down, YSL is my favorite high-end makeup brand. And my current favorite lipstick is their rouge pur couture volupte #10 so the fact they have a nude set of lip products as a part of the sale really excites me. I want all of you to know how fabulous their products are – high quality, fabulous colors, and they smell so sweet… seriously, like candy! This set contains shine oil-in-shine lipstick, tint-in-oil, and a rouge pur couture lipstick in #70.

Makeup Eraser Original and Mini Makeup Eraser Duo $20 ($32 Value) // So… in the past, I have called this product a glorified wash cloth, but I mean it in the nicest way possible. The Makeup Eraser is designed to take off makeup and residue by just adding water. It’s really soft and washes well in the washer! I own two and like to use them on days I don’t feel like going through my whole skin care routine. I’ll wipe down my face with the eraser and then follow up with a cleanser. 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick Set $60 ($90 Value) // This is the second Charlotte Tilbury product that’s part of the sale. And just like the bronze & blush my lipstick just came in today! Since I have so many lip products I decided just to buy the light nude in Kim K.W. but I’ve heard the set as a whole is phenomenal. Funny story… it’s over 100 degrees here in California and my package was delivered while I was running errands so my lipstick was actually hot to the touch when I got it out. Not thinking, I twisted the tube up and almost ruined it. So I stuck it in the fridge and I’m hoping it won’t fall apart when I put it on today lol. Again, check Instastory for a first impression!

Volupsa Maison Blanc Two-Wick Tin Candle Now $29.50 (After $48) // For several years now I’ve thought about purchasing the three Volupsa candle set during the Nsale but I always pass it over for a piece of clothing. Never again. These candles smell AMAZING even when they aren’t burning with the top off. I burned one this weekend in our bedroom and I’m totally sold on this brand. Plus, they are such a good deal because one BBW candle will cost you $22.

Impressions Vanity Co. Touch XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror with Removable 5x Mirror Now $38.90 (After $59) // I recently threw out my vanity mirror because it was getting old so I’ve been on the hunt ever since. So when I saw this LED makeup mirror was part of the sale I knew I had to have it. It’s a perfect size and I love the fact that it’s white. I haven’t received mine in the mail yet so I can’t give a first impression but I definitely will when I unbox it. If you like it, I would snatch it up before it’s gone because it’s already been restocked once! 

Ted Baker London Jamario Bow Cosmetics Case $31.90 ($49) // I had to include this adorable makeup case because it’s just too cute and also comes in blush! Perfect for tossing into your tote on the go and super easy to wipe clean. 

Bobbi Brown Instant Hydration Hydrating Skin $80 ($117 Value) // I had to add in this beauty product because a sweet follower told me how amazing it is. And I’ve definitely heard great things about the eye cream before and have really been wanting to try. And for high-quality skin care, it is a really good deal. I have to say, I also love the sleek packaging! 

XO Amanda