'Nordstrom Anniversary Sale' Rears Its Luscious Head

Let’s face it: the word “limited-edition” has gripped the beauty world with its “you-can’t-catch-me” aura. I casually toss out the phrase “I’m wearing the Chanel limited edition Black Satin nail polish” at brunch and immediately bulging eyes like those of Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura stare at my nails.So it’s fitting that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives will be as coveted the famous Jolie pout or the Jessica Biel butt. Now, you can pre-order the items at www.Nordstrom.com and casually stroll in during the two week event and pick up your booty (the merchandise, not your altar-ego posterior).

The two week Anniversary special lasts from July 18th – August 3rd and some of the treats include Chanel’s Quatuor Levres De Chanel Satin and Shine Lip Palette in 10 Les Roses ($60.00); Laura Mercier’s Twilight gift set which includes a mini eye mosaic, double ended brush (angled eye and smudge), Lip Glace in Cinnamon, mini eye pencil in purple sapphire, full size black mascara and a 2 oz tube of French Vanilla Souffle body cream in a brown patent makeup bag ($55.00), plus the one I’ve been dying to try — the Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B. gift set that includes the 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, a 6oz All Over Me Body Crème (available only at Nordstrom) and a deluxe mini Eau de Parfum for $85.00.

Over 100 brands are participating this time, so, like the Olympics, we say: “let the games begin.”
Highlights include MAC, Chanel, Juicy Couture, NARS, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Bobbi Brown and Philosophy.