Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Best of Beauty

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Best of Beauty

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most renowned sales of the year! I feel that much of the time, clothing overshadows beauty. This year, because of Covid-19, stock levels are not as robust as they have been in the past. There are still exceptional deals to be found in soft goods. However, they are picked over, restocking is taking longer (nothing is put back on the floor from a dressing room or from a return for at least 24 hours). Many essential items have sold out altogether, leaving customers frustrated. Yet, beauty is the diamond in the rough, and no one is really talking about it. Take advantage by saving on items that you use daily, finally snatch that product you have been secretly coveting, or buying others on your yearly list.

Typically the beauty department relies on foot traffic during a big storewide sale. It is the first department you see when walking in from the mall. Yet, most of us are not at the mall. We are shopping online from home. We miss the kiosks and extra shelving with gifts and bags beautifully displayed with deals and beauty exclusives. Most of my followers know that I worked at the executive level in the beauty industry for almost 20 years. I am here to help you with some insider tips to getting your biggest bang for your buck during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Whether shopping for makeup, skincare, fragrance & cologne, beauty tools, bath & body, or wellness products, I am here to help.

Key Dates

  • August 19 – Public Sale Starts
  • August 30 – Sale Ends
  • August 31 – Prices Go Back Up & Exclusives Go Away

Shopping Pro Tips in Nordstrom Beauty

Typically beauty brands are rarely on sale or discounted. Period. However, a time or two throughout the year, there are gift sets, exclusives, and gift-with-purchases that make it worthwhile to shop. NOW is that time! Below are some pro tips for Nordstrom that will really help to stretch your dollar in the beauty and fragrance department. Combine some of these pro tips for even more significant savings.

  • Double Your Rewards. Cardmembers may use a Personal Double Points Day to earn 2X the points on any day you choose.
  • Stock Up. Think about items you regularly use, stocking up for the season, or even the entire year! I usually splurge on my daily beauty products, knowing I will save more money in the long run. This is also the time I purchase many of my birthday and holiday gifts for others.
  • Daily Deals. This is one of the biggest secrets (because it is not easy to find online). Each day throughout the Anniversary Sale, there is a daily deal, Nordstrom calls Glam-Up Days. Most of these are a percentage off (which, as I mentioned previously, SELDOM happens). For example, on Wednesday, Aug 26, save 25% on Lancรดme products.
  • Exclusive Offers. Nordstrom has exclusive offers where brands have bundled items together, created an exclusive set, or created a unique product just for the Anniversary Sale. There are over 135 exclusive offers, and some have a savings of over 50%.
  • GWP. There are over 80 Gift With Purchase items throughout the beauty and fragrance departments. If you are buying products or tools you typically use, why not receive a gift as well? Some are valued as high as $312. Several of these GWPโ€™s are exclusive to Nordstrom, and you will not see them at other retailers. Filter to find your favorite brands.
  • New Arrivals. There are almost 200 (yes, 200!) new arrivals in the Nordstrom beauty department. Yet, some of them are for a limited time only. So do not wait!

Best in Makeup

Best in Beauty & Hair Tools

Best in Skincare

Anniversary Sale Summary

It is the official start of the Fall season as drug stores and general merchandise stores start to showcase Halloween costumes! However, most of us are still experiencing weather that is hot, humid, and balmy. If you need assistance with more summer styles, check out the first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post for more hot weather inspiration in the Summer Refresh section.

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I also curate individual looks and gifts based on your needs, personality, occasion, and budget. No minimum, no fee. So now is the time to shop for yourself or gifts throughout this next year at significant savings. But you only have through August 30 for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so act fast.

Stay Golden!

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