The Best Beauty Items To Buy During The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Beauty Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (#NSale) has officially begun, and it is the most anticipated shopping event of the summer.

The #NSale is known for its annual beauty offers, including makeupfragrancebeauty devices, and my favorite category, skincare. You can score some pretty incredible deals on brands that may not usually go on discount. That includes products from brands like NuFaceKiehl’sDr. Barbara Sturm, and more!

Keep scrolling for all the details you need to know. PLUS, I’ve included a shopping list of my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty buys. 


This year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is available in the US and Canada, but on different dates, with varying levels of access. So, here’s what you need to know.

This year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is available in the US and Canada, but on different dates, with varying access levels. 

So, here’s what you need to know:

Early Access:

If you want to be the first to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you need to be a Nordy Club member. Your Nordy Club status determines how early you can shop.

I’m a big fan of their Nordy Club program. You get rewards for shopping, curated benefits, and exclusive access. So, if you shop at Nordstrom regularly, you should sign up.

If you’re in the US:

Members of The Nordy Club get early access starting on July 12th. On July 28th, the sale opens up to the general public. Remember, the higher your Nordy Club status, the sooner you can shop.

  • July 12th: Early Access for ICON status members.
  • July 14th: Early Access for AMBASSADOR status members.
  • July 16th: Early Access for INFLUENCER status members.
  • July 28th: The Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale opens to the public.

If you’re in Canada:

My Canadian friends have to wait a little longer for early access, with Nordy Club Ambassadors and Nordstrom Visa cardmembers gaining access on August 16. 

You can shop at the brand new (and enjoy free shipping and free returns).


Here are my top tips for navigating the sale:

  1. Make a list of items you want and/or need to replenish. Making a list even beforehand keeps you focused on what you truly want because you’re less distracted. 
  2. This sale is a great time to purchase birthday and holiday gifts in advance, so take some time to include those items on your list.
  3. Have a budget! TIP: When I’m shopping, I add everything I want to my cart. Then, I streamline my list, keeping the items I like the most. Everything else goes into my personal wishlist, to buy at a later date or remove later.
  4. If you can purchase early, do so! If you have your heart set on a particular item, get it early because products will sell out.
  5. Shop via your favorite blogger (if you have one). If there’s a blogger you follow regularly, give her/him credit, even if it’s not me. I, of course, would love for you to shop my links, and I’m so thankful for those of you that do because it helps me run this blog!


Here are my top 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty picks.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

Brow Bae-sics Set – $55 Value (Sale: $33.00)

Brows set the tone for your face, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz fills in and feather hairs to perfection. I then apply the Clear Brow Gel to set everything in place. I love that it comes with a spoolie brush, too. a new candle line and determine the scents you enjoy.


Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set-$80 Value (Sale: $56.00)

I’ve heard great things about this candle line, and I have such a candle obsession! This limited-edition candle set features five 3.0oz. floral-scented votive candles. This is a great way to try out a new candle line and determine the scents you enjoy.


Healthy Hair Wonders Set-$75 Value (Sale: $49.00)

Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders Set is a four-piece kit to repair damaged hair without weighing it down. There’s a full-sized deep-conditioning mask and leave-in conditioning spray, plus a travel-sized protein mask and hair oil. All are sulfate-free and silicone-free.


Travel Size Scented Candle Set-$82 Value (Sale: $60.00)

Diptyque’s candle has the power to transform a room. Scoop up this set of cult-favorite scents to add a little touch of ambiance to your vanity.


Anti-Aging Renewal Set-$455 Value (Sale: $275.00)

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti-Aging Renewal Set is a great deal! The set lets you try out this luxury skincare line at incredible savings. You get a full-sized anti-aging serum, which you’re getting for way less than it usually costs (it’s $360 by itself). The set also includes a travel-sized cleanser and moisturizer and a packet of their new anti-aging moisturizer.

First Aid Beauty

Full-Size Ultra Repair Cream Set-$80 Value (Sale: $49.00)

This set includes a cult-favorite moisturizer that’s great for sensitive skin, thanks to its calming colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramides, which dermatologists recommend for people with eczema. This limited-edition set also includes a gentle brightening eye cream.

KIEHL’S Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer

Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer Refill – $76 Value (Sale: 49.00)

This dermatologist-approved cream is rich in squalane and cocoa butter, making it ideal for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. With this refill, you won’t fear running out of this luxurious, best-selling lotion.


Shea Butter Hand Cream Set-$59 Value (Sale: $38.00)

This limited-edition shea butter set includes a full-size and travel-size tube of their nourishing Shea Butter Hand Cream.


The Body Duo – $50 Value (Sale: $35.00)

This dynamic duo from Nécessaire includes the brand’s niacinamide-enriched gel cleanser and fragrance-free multivitamin moisturizer. I love the refreshing eucalyptus scent of the body wash.


Petite Facial Kit-$358 Value (Sale: $219.00)

This set features a mini Facial Toning Device and FIX Line Smoothing Device, designed to help tone, lift and contour skin at home. If you don’t have a microcurrent device yet, now would be a good time to invest in one. This facial kit is a great deal! 


Jumbo Skin Perfecting Exfoliant – $59 Value (Sale: $39.00)

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Paula’s Choice…and their 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. This jumbo product is such an effective formula, having the amazing ability to unclog pores. It’s one of the first products I bought from the brand. It’s a Beauty In Color favorite and one of the first products I bought from the brand! Check out my blog post on my favorites from Paula’s Choice.


Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year?
If so, which products are on your list?



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