Steals & Deals: Our Beauty Favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2011

It’s again that time of the year. It’s the Annual Beauty Exclusives Anniversary Sale 2011 by Nordstrom. So, all beauty addicts jump start to make your wish lists fulfill. While I was going through the exclusives and sale, I found some beauty and skincare items that are simply hard to resist.

Clinique Nordstrom Anniversay Sale 2011

Clinique Great Skin Favorites 3 Step Skin Care Set: is a great bargain at $59 (originally $89) that takes care of all the three essential steps of basic daily skincare like cleansing, toning and moisturizing for your face and neck. It comes in Combination-to-oily and Very dry to dry skin types. It features a Liquid Facial Soap (6.7oz), travel size (1oz); Clarifying Lotion (16.5oz), travel size (2oz) and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (4.2oz), travel size (1oz).

Kiehls Nordstrom Anniversary 2011

Kiehl’s Powerful Line and Wrinkle Fighting Set is available for $93 (originally $145) and Powerful Moisture Restoring Set for $76 (originally $116) is a must have for anti aging skincare. Both the sets provide complete anti aging skincare with Powerful Line Reducing Concentrate(1.7oz), Moisturizing Facial Cream (1.7oz), Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ (0.17oz), Midnight Recovery Concentrate (0.14oz) and an Under Eye Cream (0.5oz).

Philosophy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2011

How about a perfect start of a day with a perfect, refreshing bath? Philosophy Amazing Grace and Pure Grace 3 piece Super Set is an insane bargain for $70 (originally $137). It comprises of a Perfumed Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel (32oz); Firming Body Lotion (32oz); and Body Spritz (8oz) for a full body fragrance experience.

And if you enjoy an assortment of flavors then Philosophy Celebrate Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath Set would be the best choice for just $25. It comes in four varieties: Celebrate Life with Lime Blossom, Celebrate Love with Blackberry Musk, Celebrate Dreams with Lemongrass and Celebrate You with Orange Cassis.

Clarisonic Nordstrom Anniversary 2011

Be lucky enough to grab a beauty gadget at an unbelievably low price at this sale. The Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System is available in $149 (originally $189). Mia cleanses so well that other products absorb better, ensures almost 6 times more make up removal, pores appear smaller and fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced. It comes with a Trial size Gentle Hydro Cleanser (1oz), International plink charger (100-240V, 50/60Hz), Cordless Brush Handle, Sensitive Brush Head, Normal Brush Head and a Travel Bag. It is available in cute colors like Fuchsia, Island Coral, Zebra and Carbon Fiber.

DDF Nordstrom Anniversary 2011

Achieve complete professional microdermabrasion at home with DDF Microdermabrasion Essentials Kit with an affordable price of $120 (originally $173). It comes with a Revolve 400x Micro Polishing System, Deep Cleansing Brush, Polishing Crystals (2oz), Ultra Lite Moisturizing Dew (1.7oz) and Wrinkle Resist + Pore Minimizer (0.5oz).

Laura Mercier Nordstrom Anniversary 2011

Colored Make up has been the best kept secret bargain. Laura Mercier Classic Chic Color Collection is a makeup jewel for face, eye and lip makeup at $75 (a $220 value). It comprises of a Foundation Primer (1oz); 4 neutral shades for eye colors (0.05oz each) ranging from all over color to a mid tone definer and highlighter; Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black (0.4oz); Cheek Color in Plum Radiance (0.13oz); Rasberry Lip Glace; and Professional Ponytail, Smudge and Cheek Color Brushes.

Clinique Nordstorm Anniversary Sale 2011

Clinique Beauty Favorites Set is a steal with face, lip and eye care and makeup at $45 ( a $101.25 value). It has Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer for Dry/ Combination Skin; All About Eyes Serum De Puffing Eye Massage (0.17oz); Color Surge Eye shadow with six mix and match shades from subtle to dramatic; Cream Shaper for Eyes in Chocolate Lustre (0.03oz); High Impact Mascara (0.28oz); Blushwear Cream Stick for Cheeks in Rosy Blush (0.07oz); Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss (0.2oz); and they all come in a Floral Cosmetic Bag. So, can you wish for more?

Bare Escentuals Anniversary 2011

You can even find an amazing deal for mineral make up with Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals In Fashion Collection at $ 49 (a $122 value). It comes with Eye Colors in Muse and Santorini (0.02oz each); Big and Bright Eyeliner in Ink (0.12oz); Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara (0.33oz); 100% Natural Lipgloss in Heartcake (0.14oz); Tapered Blush Brush; Full Tapered Shadow Brush; with a Faux Croc Cosmetic Clutch.

Metier Anniversary Sale Nordstrom 2011

Don’t forget to spot the deal for your gorgeous looking nails with Le Metier de Beaute Rock n Romance Nail Lacquer Set at $25 (a $75 value). It comes in shades of Chrome Passion (Chocolate Charcoal with Sultry Shimmer); Heat of the Night (Passionate Black Cherry); Midnight Rendevezvous (Shimmering, Steely Midnight Blue); and True Romance (Delicate Pale Rose with a Subtle Metallic Nude Finish). They are 3- free: from formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate and fortified with strengthening proteins and hydrators.

Daisy Fragrance Nordstrom Anniversary 2011

I cannot forget to miss out on fragrances. Fragrance gift sets from Marc Jacobs (Daisy and Lola) at $75 (a $135 value) has got an Eau de Toilette Spray (3.4oz); Body Lotion (2.5oz); Shower Gel (2.5oz); and Parfum Rollerball (0.2oz).

These were the highlights and some of my must haves. You can order online at or check out in any Nordstrom stores between July 15-31. Well, I’m heading off for some shopping and you better start yours too.

Upasana Sahu

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