Nordstrom 2012 Anniversary Sale - July 2012 - Beauty Exclusives, Sets, and GWPs

Nordstrom 2012 Anniversary Sale – July 2012 – Beauty Exclusives, Sets, and GWPs

As mentioned in the Anniversary Sale catalog I received this weekend.  Early access begins July 11th for Fashion Rewards members in-store and online; sale officially starts July 20th and prices go back up on August 5th.


  • Voluspa Anniversary Candle Trio ($29.00; $48 value) includes Laguna, Pink Citron, Persimmon OR Champagne, Pomegranate, Patchouli, Coeur de Cassis Candle
  • Jimmy Choo Anniversary Set ($120.00; $181 value) includes Eau de Parfum (3.3 fl. oz.), Perfumed Body Cream (5 oz.), and deluxe mini (0.15 fl. oz.)
  • Bottega Veneta Anniversary Set ($147.00; $220 value) includes Eau de Parfum (2.5 fl. oz.), Shower Gel (6.7 fl. oz.), Body Lotion (6.7 fl. oz.)
  • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist $40.00 ($57 value) for Deoderant/Antiperspirant Trio, $98.00 ($226 value) for Cashmere Mist Body Lotion Set with 32 fl. oz. Body Lotion and refillable 2.5 fl. oz. tube; $78 ($201 value) Cashmere Mist Body Cleansing Lotion Set with 32 fl oz. lotion and refillable 2.5 fl. oz. tube
  • Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf ($115.00; $177 value) for Bomblicious Body Lotion (6.7 fl oz.), Eau de Parfum Rollerball (0.34 fl oz.), Eau de Parfum Spray (1.7 fl. oz.)
  • Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Anniversary Set ($80.00; $110 value) includes Cologne (1 fl. oz.), Body and Hand Wash (3.4 fl. oz.), and Body Creme (1.7 oz.)
  • MOR Body Butter Duos ($9.90; $32 value)
  • Angel by Thierry Mugler ($120.00; $204 value) includes Refillable Eau de Parfum Spray (0.8 fl oz.), Eau de Parfum Refill Bottle (1.7 fl. oz.), Perfuming Body Lotion (3.5 oz.)
  • Lancome Defining and Brightening Eye Collection ($80.00; $197 value) Defining and Brightening Eye Collection: blending shadow brush, dual-ended liner and shadow brush, shadow palette in Taupe Craze (5 shades), travel-size Aquatique Waterproof EyeColour Base, travel-size Cils Booster XL, travel-size Bi-Facil, full-size Définicils High Definition Mascara in black, full-size Color Design Eye Brightening Liner and full-size Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner Pencil.
  • Giorgio Armani Anniversary Eye Set ($75.00; $110 value) includes full-size Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara, Eyes to Kill Intense Shadow #28, Acqua di Gioia fragrance rollerball, a Waterproof Eye Pencil in black and a deluxe sample of Regenessence Eye Serum.
  • Laura Mercier Touch Up Brush Collection ($60.00; $136 value) includes a complete qartet of professional travel brushes.
  • Laura Mercier Signature Color Essentials for Face, Eyes, & Lips ($80.00; $193 value) includes custom compact with full-size Cheek Color in Vintage Pink, two Eye Color Duets in Morning Dew/Primrose and Topaz/Kir Royal, All Over Eye Color Brush, full-size Caviar Stick Eye Color in Twilight, full-size Lip Glacé in Sweetheart, mini Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in black, and deluxe travel-size Foundation Primer.
  • YSL Forever Youth Liberator Set ($135.00; $191 value) includes full-size Forever Youth Liberator eye cream (0.5 oz.) Serum (0.5 oz.), and deluxe-size Crème SPF 15 (0.23 oz.)
  • YSL Touche Eclat Anniversary Collectors Edition ($45.00) available in shades 1 and 2
  • Kate Somerville Get Gorgeous Kit ($98.00; $157 value) includes four Somerville360 Self Tanning Towelettes, four Somerville360 Face Self Tanning pads, ExfoliKate, 2 fl. oz., DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Repair, 0.5 oz., and Daily Detector Moisturizer SPF 20, 0.25 oz.
  • Bare Minerals In Fashion Best of Bare Minerals Color Collection ($54.00; $122 value) includes full sizes of Golden Gate Blush, Top Shelf READY Eyeshadow Duo, Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer, Prime Time Primer Shadow in Bronzed Twig and Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rebel, plus angled blush brush, mini Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara and a sample of Active Cell Renewal Night Serum.
  • Clarisonic MIA 2 Anniversary Neon/Mod Collection ($149.00; $194 value) available in Day Glo Green, Braziliant Orange, Shocking Pink, Pink-a-Go-Go Mia.Each Mia 2 comes with Deep Pore Cleansing and Sensitive Brush Heads, travel-sized Refreshing Gel Cleanser. Also $185 ($270 value) for Teal-Blue Opal + Anti-Aging Sea Serums; $235 ($305 value) for Glossy White Plus or Rock Candy Plus + Deep Pore Cleansing, Normal, Body, and Sensitive Brush Heads, travel-sized Refreshing Gel Cleanser and Refining Polish.
  • La Mer Signature Collection ($270.00; $325 value) includes Crème de La Mer Moisturizing Crème, 1.0 oz., Regenerating Serum, 0.5 fl. oz., and The Eye Concentrate, 0.17 oz.
  • Shiseido Future Solution LX Set ($130.00; $207 value) includes full-size Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream, 0.5 oz., and deluxe sizes of Ultimate Regenerating Serum, Extra Rich Cleansing Foam and Daytime Protective Cream, SPF 15, all in a cosmetics pouch.
  • Kiehl’s Sets — Powerful Moisture Restoring Set ($78.00; $122 value) includes Ultra Facial Cream, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Creamy Eye Treatment, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+. Powerful Line and Wrinkle-Fighting Set ($98.00; $152.50 value) includes Abyssine Cream+, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Abyssine Eye Cream+, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Superfluid UV SPF 50+. Youth Regenerating Set ($110.00; $173.50 value) includes Rosa Arctica Rehydrating Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Concentrate Eye, Powerful, Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+. Creamy Eye Treatment (1 oz.) for $47; Amino Acid Shampoo (33.8 fl. oz.) for $45; Creme de Corps (33.8 fl. oz.) for $64.
  • Philosophy — Purity Made Simple Duo includes 32 fl oz. and 8 oz. ($49.50; $84 value). Summer Grace Set: includes 32 oz. sizes of Shower Gel and Body Emulsion; 2 fl oz. of spray fragrance ($75.00; $154 value). Amazing Grace Set includes 32 oz. Shower Gel and Body Emulsion, 5.8 fl. oz. Satin Finish Body Oil Mist ($69.00; $137 value). Buy and save on 6 fl oz. shower gels – 1 for $7.50, 2 for $12, 3 for $15; 11 flavors.
  • Dior A Purple Revolution Collection includes Smoky Violet 3 Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow ($48.00), Les Violets Hypnotizes Vernis ($23.00 each, available in Shadow, Poison, Orchid); Diorshow Extase Mascara in Plum ($28.50); Dior Draped Lilac Ultra-Gloss ($28.00).
  • NARS — Joie de Vivre Cheek Palette ($65.00; $107 value) includes Laguna, Albatross, Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, Gaiety. Love Rite Set ($55.00; $94 value) includes Turkish Delight, Greek Holiday Lipglosses, Calanque Eyeshadow Trio, Orgasm Illuminator.
  • Bobbi Brown — Bobbi’s Skincare Essentials ($62.00; $83 value) includes full-size Hydrating Eye Cream, travel-size Hydrating Face Cream and travel-size Soothing Cleansing Oil. City Twilight Collection ($80.00; $148 value) includes double-decker palette with four Eyeshadows, dual-ended brush, Pot Rouge, two Lip Glosses, full-size exclusive City Twilight Glitter Nail
  • Polish, deluxe travel-size Hydrating Eye Cream, full-size Jet Long-Wear Eye Pencil and full-size black Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara.
  • Trish McEvoy — Power of Skincare Set ($185.00; $325 value) includes Full-size Beauty Booster Cream SPF 15, Beauty Booster Serum, Even Skin Beta Hydroxy Pads, travel-size Lash Enhancer Nighttime Conditioning Treatment, travel-size Beauty Booster Eye Serum, travel-size Gentle Cleansing Wash, and travel-size Vitamin C Even Skin Cream in a cosmetics bag. Raspberry Petite Makeup Planner ($145.00; $300 value) featuring Even Skin Portable Foundation Compact in shades 2 and 3.5, NEW Golden Tan Bronzer and NEW Innocent Blush, Delicate Pink Eyeshadow and NEW Paris Nights Eye Definer, NEW Thickening Mascara, NEW Classic Lipcolor in Perfection, travel-size Instant Eye Lift, travel-size Eye Base Essentials in Nude, Lip Liner in Barely Rose, and travel-size Intense Gel Liner.
  • Smashbox — Color Kit ($59.00; $150 value) includes Eyeshadow Quad, BLush Rush, Double-Ended Lip Enhancing Gloss, Photo Finish Lid Primer, Full Exposure Mascara, in fold over cosmetic bag. Travel-size brush set ($39.00); includes angled blush brush, tapered shadow, definer, and double-ended smudger.
  • Chantecaille Botanical Bestsellers ($196.00; $300 value) includes full-size Stress Repair Concentrate, 0.5 oz., Flower Harmonizing Cream, 1.0 oz., Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser, 1.01 fl. oz., and Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum, 0.01 fl. oz.
  • Clinique — Pretty in Pinks and Plums Set ($50.00; $116 value) includes travel-size All About Eyes, Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad, Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace, travel- size Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant, full-size High Impact Mascara and Bottom Lash Mascara,and travel-size Cream Shaper for Eyes in Black Diamond, all in a purple cosmetics bag. Home & Away Moisture Surge Set ($60.00; $103 value) includes Moisture Surge in 4.2 oz. and 1.7 fl. oz.
  • MAC Illustrated includes Triple Feature Lip Bags ($39.50 each; available in Peach, Pink, Red, Nude); Brush Kit ($49.50; includes four brushes), Brush Kit ($49.50; includes five brushes), Smoky Eye Tutorial Kits ($49.50 each; available in Black and Plum).


  • Lancome (up to $113 value) with any Lancome purchase of $39.50 or more. Choose one deluxe moisturizer (High Resolution Refill 3x, Absolue Premium BX or Rénergie Lift Volumetry), choose one full-sized lipstick (Curtain Call or Designer Bloom), choose one shade eyeshadow palette (warm or cool), plus receive a deluxe Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara in Black and a Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover. All, in a purple or black bag.
  • Estee Lauder (over $145 value) with any Estee Lauder purchase of $42.50 or more. Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme, Advanced Night Repair, Sumptuous Mascara in black, Pure Color Lipstick, 10-pan lip compact and 10-pan eyeshadow compact. All in a cosmetics bag.
  • La Prairie ($133 value) with any La Prairie purchase of $300 or more. Cellular Hand Cream, 0.5 oz., Foam Cleanser, 1.7 fl. oz., Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, 0.17 oz., and Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, 0.1 oz. All in a signature white La Prairie bag.
  • La Prairie ($100 value) is an additional gift with any La Prairie purchase of $600 or more. Deluxe sample of Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, 0.34 fl. oz.
  • Clarins (up to $70 value) with purchase of two Clarins products (one must be skincare). Receive four beauty must-haves with bag, plus choose your personal anti-aging treatment.
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 @moonjenn July 20th-August 5th, but there’s early access for Fashion Rewards members beginning July 11 both in-store and online.  Double points July 11-19th and during the first weekend of the sale (July 20-22).

I’m curious about the Giorgio Armani Anniversary Eye Set.  I’m wondering about the Eyes to Kill #28.  Is there a color description?  Christine, will you be reviewing #28?

 @Christine (Temptalia) Hey Christine, I think Armani is releasing 6 LE Eyes to Kill (#24-#29), I saw them online at Nordstrom, Saks, and Neiman Marcus. The question is, are you planning on reviewing them?

I’m actually not seeing a whole lot of GWPs or special deals here I want, other than the NARS cheek palette. Maybe there will be more listed by the actual sale but right now I’m kind of bummed about it; I was really looking forward to this sale and it’s leaving me rather cold. I guess my wallet will appreciate it…

I was interested in the Dior Purple Revolution collection but can’t see anything on the Nordstrom’s website to give me a real idea as to what it entails or looks like. Smoky Violet isn’t one of the 6 Smoky Eyeshadow series on there.  What really confuses me is that the prices you’ve mentioned and which you’ve gotten from the catalog are regular Dior prices. Obviously, not your fault at all, but I just don’t see the special sale aspect involved.  For example, there is no “$65, retail value $120” type of thing. Oh well, more money to focus on other brands.  

 @Kafka They’ll be up once they’re available for sale.  So – sometimes brands have sets that are deals, other times they just have sets or exclusive products for the sale. Dior does the latter (just like MAC).

A lot of brands do skincare sets, so if you buy a particular brand that’s available at Nordstrom, it can be a good time to stock up.  I usually get Kiehl’s Creme de Corps mega-sized bottle and Philosophy Shower Gels (love the 6 oz. size).

I just got the catalog the other day too, and I’m so excited! I do feel like there are less goodies this year, but maybe that is just me. I think I’m going for the Laura Mercier and bareMinerals sets. I just got into bareMinerals (for some reason–maybe because it was so over-hyped—I never got into the brand nor felt any interest to) and I am loving it! Don’t know how I feel about the mineral foundation but everything else is awesome!

 @Becca @The Beauty Sample I think it’s a sampling of what’s coming? But I’m not sure how much more. The catalog seemed to imply that there were going to be more items (overall) but who knows what beauty will get.

I love this sale. Gah so excited!
I saw the Mac salesgirls getting ready for it and the sets look so great but I’m not sure about the brush set. Any info on that?

 @AshleyPlumlee Although I can’t guarantee this, the brush sets tend to be kinda crappy. They’re usually machine made rather than handmade. But who knows, maybe this time it will be different!

I was hoping we would see the blue collection from Chanel — or at least something exclusive from Chanel.  Still crossing my fingers!

OMG Christine you are the absolute BEST my love! I been looking all over the place for these information waiting to see what goodies Nordstrom will have this year! Thank you!

Christine, do you happen to know what time the items are launched online on the 20th for people to buy? I’d imagine it would be midnight but in what time zone? 

The catalog did not have all of the beauty “specials” included this year. If you got to a Nordstrom store, there is a beauty look book (loose-leaf binder) which has photos of all of the Anniversary sale specials.  Chanel is featuring the Fleur de Lotus Asia-exclusive, and Mario Badescu has a couple of items., and there are others that are not in the catalog. I’m not sure why the catalog doesn’t have everything this year – maybe there are inventory issues?

It’s shut down as of today. I went on there to look at Chanel lipsticks, and nothing on the sale list interests me this year. Oh well…:/ It’s not a good idea to order lipstick in the mail right now anyway, it’s so hot! What I ordered last week was very warm when I got the package. 

today is the 11th and you still can’t log on.  nor can you get thru by phone…due to unforeseen circumstances.  oh boy!

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