One of my favorite times of the year is here. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale !!
The sale is a great time to stock up on your basics, the staples…your ride-or-die items. But it’s also fun to score some high ticket items if they’re on sale.
When it comes to higher priced items, especially clothes, I like to think of them as an investment. My advice is to go classic. Think of it as something you’ll have for a really long time. The more classic it is, the less likely it is to go out of style & the more you’ll keep going back to it.
I want to get right to all these items so you guys can start shopping ASAP. In this post you’ll learn about the most flattering lipstick for everyone, an amazing facial tool I can’t live without, & my favorite blanket in the whole world ( it’s a Kardashian’s fave too ).
The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Items
Just quick before we get into the products, here’s a little refresh on how the Nordstrom Sale works…
EARLY ACCESS: July 6
PUBLIC ACCESS: July 15
SALE ENDS: July 31
So, who gets early access?
Here’s the deal. To get early access you need to be a Nordy Cardmember. For those who don’t know, this is the Nordstrom Credit Card that you can use in store or online. You can also gain access from just having the points card too though. We’ll get to that in a sec.
Not a member? Don’t sweat it, it’s easy to sign up. Just click here, then fill out all your info under the right side where it says ‘Nordstrom Retail,’ & you’ll instantly gain Early Access Status.
HOWEVER !! You should know that there are different tiers & the early access sale starts on different days for each tier. Here’s the breakdown:
ICONS ( spends at least $15,000 annually ): sale starts July 6
AMBASSADORS ( spends at least $5000 annually ): sale starts July 7
INFLUENCERS ( spends at least $2000 annually ): sale starts July 9
INSIDERS ( spends at least $500 annually ): sale starts July 15
Ok, let’s get into these items that I know you’ll all love.
The Skinny Confidential’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks:
This lipstick & lip liner looks good on everyone. EVERYONE ! Literally it works with every skin tone. Tell me if I’m wrong.
Pillow Talk lipstick & lip liner is the best lip cheat & a color that I promise you’ll keep going back to. If you want to know more details on why I love this lipstick check out this post.
I love a beautyBlender, always. But this set is such good value, especially that it’s on sale. You can use them for brows, eyeshadow, lipstick, foundation, bronzer AND even applying SPF. Perfect for applying sunscreen to your kids’ faces ( thanks to Sivan for that tip ).
Bobbi Brown is an icon!
Sidenote: did you know that she’s in my new book GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE SUN? Be sure to grab it for all her tips & tricks.
Anyway, these lip tints are the perfect shade to take your natural makeup look up a notch. The color isn’t too drastic so it’s perfect for summer.
You may know by now that I love a primer. Give me anything to make my makeup lay nicely, plz & thx. This primer by Laura Mercier does just that. It’s great that this comes in a 2 pack since it’s something you’ll use almost every day.
Lately I’ve been using THE ICE QUEEN facial oil under my makeup, but it’s always nice to have Laura Mercier in your makeup bag.
This mirror is so perfect for tutorials if that’s your thing. Brows, makeup, skincare, hair, whatever you share with your audience on Instagram, YouTube or TikTok, you’ll want this mirror. Its lighted edges will give you the perfect glow & it even comes with a phone clip so you can mount your phone to keep your hands free.
Some of the benefits are: dual voltage so you can use it in any country, it’s super light-weight, has 3 x magnification, comes with a rechargeable battery, has an adjustable stand, & has a magnetic phone clip.
I’ve purchased this set multiple times & it’s so great to use while you’re breastfeeding. It’s cruelty-free, & has no nasties like sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone, talc, alcohols, synthetic dyes & fragrances, coal tar & chemical screens.
The eucalyptus body wash is my favorite. If you read this post you know I’m a big fan of a eucalyptus shower & using the shower gel creates a full-on spa experience. Try this brand while it’s on sale because it’s one that you don’t want to miss out on. The consistency is just right & it lays so nice on a loofah or dry brush ( dry brushing is the shit btw ).
If you’ve ever wanted an LED mask, now is the time. This one is on sale & WORKS. In only 3 minutes a day it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, rid the skin of bacteria. The red light stimulates collagen and elastin which can help with sun damage, sun spots & redness.
Then the blue light helps with reducing bacteria which is so key if you’re dealing with acne.
Kate Somerville’s products are expertly crafted to give you results. We got the entire scoop on The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER podcast 109. If you’re looking for some major hydration check out dermal quench. It plumps the skin & reduces the appearance of wrinkles. But Exfolikate is a must-have. Using scrubbing exfoliants & fruit enzymes, this product will brighten & renew your skin. You can see exactly how I use it in my AM skincare routine video.
Exfoliate by Kate Somerville is perfect because it gets rid of dead skin cells & cleans pores without over drying.
If you missed Jamie O’Banion, founder of BeautyBio on the blog & podcast be sure the check them out. This kit comes with microneedling tools & lotions for the scalp, face & body. Microneedling will reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your skin & help firm them up with the production of collagen. More here & here.
Barbara Sturm is another icon whose skincare line is based on science. If you’re looking to try some of her products, this is a great set to get you started. It includes: hyaluronic serum & super anti-aging serum.
Oh, & I have to tell you guys that Kate Somerville, Dr. Dennis Gross & Dr. Barbara Sturm are all in GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE SUN !!
You may have heard me talk about these flannels from Rails before. They come in a few different colors & they’re such a good staple. They look great with skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans ( scope this post for the best BF jeans ), shorts, skirts, you name it. Plus, they are the SOFTEST fabric ever.
This black bodysuit by Spanx holds you in, will never go out of style & is good for all seasons. I’ve been really into bodysuits lately & whether it’s with sweatpants or baggy jeans, they are really flattering & make me feel snatched.
Over-the-knee boots look so good with leggings, a skirt or skinny jeans. These ones have a heel but it’s not too high so they’re still super comfortable. The fact that these boots go over the knee makes them more exciting than just knee-high boots.
You can’t go wrong with this classic pajama set. It comes in a few of different colors, is the softest fabric & just the comfiest set you’ll own. They’re affordable normally, but with the sale they’re extra affordable. You should know that there is also a set available that comes with shorts– I’d go for the black.
Plus, These pajamas are Nordstrom’s brand, which means they’re made in a factory that supports women worker empowerment through HERproject.
As I mentioned above, some things are an investment piece. This merino wool sweater by Vince is cozy, baggy but chic, perfect for Aspen ( LOL ).
It is ‘oversized’ so take note of what size you order. This sweater is ribbed on the cuffs & the hem, comes in off-white or a brownish, gray color. I’m team off-white but you do you.
Sidenote: This sweater is dryclean only.
This is truly a ride-or-die for me. It’s actually the blanket of your dreams. My friend Gillian gifted me one a few years ago & I’ve never looked back. Michael is obsessed, Boone is obsessed, Zaza is obsessed ( they have baby blankets too ! ) & as you can tell, I’m obsessed.
The blankets are buttery, beautiful & you may have seen paparazzi pics of Khloe Kardashian leaving the airport wrapped in one. They come in leopard, snow leopard & a some other colors & designs too. You can’t go wrong.
So obsessed with diffusers. Everyone knows this. They’re all over my house, all over my office, all my friends have them- I just can’t shut the fuck up about them. The ones I have in my house are by Vitruvi ( They’re matte, in chic colors, & the mist comes out in this super sexy way ). However, the Vitruvi ones are ceramic so a little heavy.
Recently I found this one that’s a little smaller & lightweight so it’s perfect to bring with you on a trip to make a hotel room feel like home. It’s white, chic, has different timer settings & all you need to bring is your favorite oil. For more info on essential oils, check out this post.
These glasses are perfect if you’re into craft cocktails. Recently Westin got Michael this drink smoker. If you think that sounds cool, let me tell you that it is. Here’s a post all about it. These glasses are super sleek & timeless, plus they’re dishwasher safe.
I’m sure you’re all so sick of me talking about Hydro Flasks, but I have them all around me, all the time. It’s hands down the best way to get more water in & keep things freezing fucking cold ( or hot, if that’s your thing ). A water botter you love is the key to drinking more water.
Since we moved to Austin I’ve been really into keeping our house ‘natural.’ That means I have a wooden bath mat, wooden soap dispensers, neutral colors in my meditation station, & our furniture was designed by Westin & is all WHITE ( wish me luck with a dog & toddler ).
We want everything to feel light & airy & zen, so this wood & marble serving board goes perfectly in our kitchen. You can use it as a charcuterie board, veggie tray, fruit plate & even store it upright on your backsplash so it’s always on display.
There you have it, the best items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As I said above, the sale is a perfect time to stock up on the beauty, skincare & makeup items that you keep going back to.
What’s in your shopping cart for the sale? Tell me all your must-haves below.
Happy shopping !!
+ stalk this post for all the skincare tips from Dr. Barbara Sturm.
++ if you’re looking for an online thrift store check out this post.