Shopping Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale | BEAUTY!

Probably the funniest part of our entire Nordstrom shopping excursion was that we ended up stocking up on a bunch of new NARS makeup that wasn’t even on sale.  We were tired and wanted to sit and Aaron’s makeup chair at the NARS counter was just the place to do that after our long day.  Little did we know that he was quite the expert at curing all of our beauty woes.  Lets just say that well be paying him more visits in the future.  It’s always nice to learn from the people who know best.    

Nordstrom did the best job at selecting beauty items to put in their Anniversary sale this year.  I was seriously wishing I didn’t already own a Clairsonic because that orange color is so screaming cool.  Feeling the same way about the Sultra Bombshell which they also had on sale.  If you want to know our one secret to getting the wavy/curly hair we always sport – it’s the Bombshell.  Once you buy it you’ll never go back to anything else.

Both Molly and I felt like they did a great job at stocking the beauty sale with things everyone loves and needs.  Like Diptyque candles, Philosophy products (the Amazing Grace scent is so light and pretty), and Butter London Nail Sets (polish + lippy and catwalk primer).  If you ever wanted to try NARS products, they have the perfect set of all of the favorites including their Orgasm blush and Turkish Delight lipgloss.  This would make a fun gift!  We were beyond obsessed with the amazing packaging that MAC came up with this year.  Loving this makeup bag and brush set designed by Julie Verhoeven.  Lately I have been turned on to Bulgari’s Omnia Crystalline scent.  If you haven’t already tried it you must get a sample next time you’re out.  It is my new favorite hands down.  Very light and great for every day wear.    

Things we learned while shopping the sale: neon jeans are kind of hard to photograph under florescent lights and don’t exactly go with everything, get to Nords early and be prepared to stay all day (start in shoes!), and shopping every department of the sale is amazing and exhausting.  Sometimes you just need a little nap to recover.


A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped us at Nordstrom that day.  Bronwyn in shoes, Abbey in clothes, Aaron in makeup.  Our day would not have run as smoothly without the great customer service and help we received.  It really does make all the difference.  

(Images taken by MBM for A PIECE of TOAST)

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  1. Albertina Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    great shots as always! I love the Bulgari Green Tea….its one of my signatures :)

  2. Hannah Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    You got great photos! I think I need the Sultra curling iron. You got some great stuff!

  3. sarah obrien Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    weakness territory!!!

  4. Dana McDowell Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Anytime my family goes to Nordstrom, my dad finds a chair. That bottom picture is too precious and reminded me of him =)

  5. Cate Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    those clarisonic's are SO "screaming cool." I love the photo of the NARS makeup counter.

  6. cheap shoes free shipping Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:10 am

    cool pictures

  7. rebekah Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    i die for nars everything!


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