Monday, June 21st, 2010

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pre-Order Starts Now!

Check out all of the Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives HERE! You can pre-order online, and they will be arrive by July 12th!

Items that caught my eye…

What’d you get?!

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40 thoughts on “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pre-Order Starts Now

  1. Vanessa

    Do you think the MAC Brush sets are worth the price?

    • Not really. I think if you’re on a very, very tight budget and you can’t see yourself being able to shell out $40+ on a face brush, the face kit may be worth getting, but I think more affordable brush brands like Sonia Kashuk and EcoTools do a fine job while you save up – they are both quite good on their own.

      I have a couple of issues with the MAC brush sets:

      1.) They are machine-made vs. man-made. The full-size brushes are man-made, and I’ve just always found the brushes to be softer, fuller, and better in the full-size. Sometimes the brush sets can be a little scratchy or not as dense/full as the full-size version.
      2.) You don’t necessarily want or need or will use the brushes that come in the set. For instance, with the eye set, I personally don’t use the 212, 227, or 275 very often. I think some of the best starter eye brushes from MAC are the 239, 217, and 222/224. You could buy 2-3 full-size eye brushes for the price of a brush set.

      • Koko

        Completely agreed with Christine. The quality of the set mini brushes is so much worst then the full-size brushes. Very harsh and scratchy :(

      • Vanessa

        Thanks, Christine! I only ask because I’ve heard mixed reviews about brush kits. It’s not the first time that people have said the quality in those sets aren’t up to par with normal brushes. I’ll just keep saving and grab a brush here and there :)

        • I bought the brush kits myself wayyy back when, and I kick myself because I hardly used them!

          I can see the face brush set – since they can be very, very $$, but I don’t even think the 190 is THAT great and the 194 (or whatever concealer brush is in it this year) may not be used much by most people. So then, if you’re really just paying $60 for the 187… then get the real deal, lol!

  2. Andie

    How does this work if you are after a GWP available during the sale? Do I just have to wait until the 16th?

  3. Robyn

    I saw digi pop dazzle lipstick!
    But digi pop limited dazzle glass is not sell yet…
    It’s no pre order?
    Do you know Christine?

  4. brandy

    did you notice the mac(digipop) dazzleglasses arent on the site??

  5. Kat

    Ugh, I wish the Lippmann trio was sold separately! I want Lady Sings the Blues, but not the other two colors. The Fekkai 32 oz technician shampoo&conditioner set is a pretty sweet deal as well.

    • Avatar of Virginia Virginia

      I totally agree! They are supposed to be available separately after the sale though. BTW, I’ve never tried Lippmann polishes and I was wondering how well they wear.

      • Sabrina

        They are AMAZING polishes! I have about 5 of them, they are all awesome :) The sparkly ones are especially great,I always get compliments on my Ruby Red Slippers. I would LOVE to get the new colours that are being released but sadly I don’t live in the US and the shipping costs to Canada are way too high.

  6. Leslie-Marie

    I got the MAC Dazzle Lipstick in Naughty You and Win-Win….I love pinks!

  7. liz

    muscat is available again?!!! i was so bummed i missed it last year and had no friends in asia (where its exclusive) i am totally getting it now!

  8. Cat

    I presaled in store last weekend, the MAC stuff: glaringly hip, sweet bits, win win and naughty you lipsticks and glamour od, fabulous fun, hi-faultin and you got the look dazzle glasses! I am so excited!

  9. wow DEFINITELY want the Dior & Shu palette!

  10. Yvonne

    Just pre-ordered the Dior palette and bronze lipgloss!!!!

    ALSO PROMO CODE KIDS: Type in BEAUTY and you get shipping for $5!

    xoxoY

  11. nicci

    Never done one of these. But the Chanel glossimer – muscat caught my attention!!

  12. jackie

    hi. was wondering since IMATS is around the corner for pasedena, would you do a blog about that? what we should look for and you recommend that we definitely check out? also to bring to these sort of things to be prepared…thanks :]

    • Hey Jackie,

      I was only there for like… four or five hours – so to be honest, I didn’t get a chance to check out shows or spend too much time at vendors! I flew in the morning of the show & flew out in the afternoon!

      My only advice is that big brand names (with discounts) are always packed – like Make Up For Ever (40% off at the show, well, that’s how it was last year!) – so get there early and bring a buddy to stand in line, LOL. In fact, don’t waste time shopping – bring a list!

  13. Carrie

    I pre-ordered the Essie set, the Juicy Couture rollerball, Bobbi Brown’s Lip Treatment in Desert Rose (It says it won’t be available until 7/10), and the Dazzle lipsticks in Glaringly Hip & Win-win. I also wanted Hellraiser, but it seems too similar to High Top from the Fafi collection.

  14. Avatar of Hyzenthlay Hyzenthlay

    I pre-ordered the Amazing Grace set from Philosophy over the phone a couple of weeks ago. I’m curious about the Jo Malone stuff (but I want to smell it first).

  15. liz

    the lippmann nail polishes have sold out online; will call in store tomorrow to see if they can pre-sell on the phone.

  16. julie

    I’m disappointed in the Lancome brush set. Why are the brushes 2-toned in black & pink?

  17. I just couldn’t resist Chanel! Pre-ordered the nail polish, glossimer, and the quad. I just got an email saying they shipped the glossimer. I thought these items weren’t available until July. (not complaining, just surprised)

  18. K7P*

    I pre-ordered the Nars Hopelessly Devoted, one of the Mac’s Box in Tawny One (since I don’t have any of those colors) and one of the Mac’s Dazzle Lipstick in Win-Win. Woo-Whoooo can’t wait to get it!

  19. Kathy

    I ordered the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Moisture Mist Set AND the Nars Hoplessly Devoted Set!!!!! YEA!!!! Can’t wait!!! I’m going on vacation, so when I get back the first week of July, I should be receiving these goodies soon after!!!

  20. Faith

    How does this work? Do you have to pre-order? Will these things be in stores (and for how long?)

  21. Avatar of Niki Nik

    Hey Christine, I hope you can help me! Is By Jupiter e/s in the Tawny MAC kit like Illusionary/Burning ambition mineralize shadow? I want that kit for By Jupiter but not sure if it’s worth it! Are there any dupes for By Jupiter that you can think of?? I haven’t placed a pre-order because I can’t make up my mind! :( Thank you always for your help!