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I Went Through Hundreds of Beauty Products so You Don’t Have to- Here Are My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Picks

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! This happens once a year and it’s their absolute best sale of the year. What makes this sale so great? They have a ton of their fall items go on sale in the summer, allowing you to get a savings head start on your favorite (and new favorite) items before the next season begins.

Not only can you save big on your fall faves, but you can also save on some of your favorite year-round products and high-end brands, from home decor to beauty. This year, they have 294 beauty products on sale this year. I know because I went through every single one of them so you wouldn’t have to. Here are my recommendations.


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Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

These silk pillowcases are worth all the hype they get. I was very skeptical in the beginning and then I bought one. My hair is not as frizzy and less of my skincare products are absorbed into the pillow.

I will never go back to non-silk pillowcases. Did you know we spend about 1/3 of our lives in bed? With that amount of time, you better have your pillowcases working for you.

AQUIS Hair Wrap

I’ll be picking up this hair wrap this year. I have long abandoned using a regular towel to dry my hair and instead use a regular t-shirt.

This hair wrap seems like a nice upgrade. It claims to reduce drying time by 50% and be the ultimate primer for smooth and frizz-free hair.  

T3 Aireluxe Hair Dryer

If you are looking to buy a new hair dryer, let it be this one. The T3 Aireluxe Hair Dryer reduces dry time while keeping your hair moisturized.

With five different heat settings and a nine-foot cord, this hair dryer is designed for easy hair styling. The 220 reviews ending with a 4.9 out of 5 stars agree as well.

Briogeo Hydrate and Repair Mask Kit

These three masks are designed to strengthen, nourish, and protect your scalp and hair strands. I have all 3 of these and love every single one of them.

This set is great to throw in your bag as you travel or it’s great if you were looking for a low-risk option to try these three masks. I plan on picking up a couple of these to have when I travel.


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Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer

This is hands down one of the best body moisturizers I have ever found. I normally have dry skin and VERY dry skin in the winter and this is one of the few lotions I have found that can keep my skin moisturized all winter long.

It’s hard to find a super moisturizing lotion that’s not greasy but Kiehl’s managed that in this one. I can’t say enough good things about this moisturizer. I even have it in travel size so I’m never without it.

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

I love how luxurious this oil feels on your skin. This oil will make any shower or bath feel extra special. Plus your skin will feel super soft after you apply this.

I will say the scent is pretty strong so if you don’t like the smell of almonds, then this might not be the shower oil for you.

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

The is a lightweight, classic mousse that delivers a long-lasting tan in one application. Since it’s a mousse texture it’s far less likely to be streaky when applied.

With this jumbo size you, are sure to be looking great long after your summer tan fades.

54 Thrones Lotion

I discovered 54 Thrones in 2020 and it quickly became a favorite. Not only is the packaging pretty to look at and keep on display, but the lotions are also great for moisturizing too.

The scents are incredible and very strong as well. I keep mine on top of my desk and have gifted these to my sisters as well. 


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Benefit Gimme Brow

Benefit Gimme Brow has a cult following and for good reason. The brush is tiny so it allows you to have a ton of precision when sculpting your brows.

It looks like they only have four options for this sale, but regularly they have over ten options. That’s a great range and you are bound to find something that would work for you.

Supergoop Glo Duo

This duo includes a Glowstick (SPF 40) and Glowscreen (SPF 50). Summer is here and we should all be protecting ourselves from skin cancer. Not only is the Glowstick extremely handy to have on the go, but it’s a dry oil too.

Dry oil absorbs instantly so no greasiness. The Glowscreen is applied over your moisturizer and illuminates your skin. Not only are you protecting your skin but you’re looking good while doing it.

Dr. Dennis Gross Pro Steamer

I think I’m going to finally pull the trigger and buy this steamer. I’ve always wanted to do facials at home and this seems like a great option.

This steamer is going to hydrate and purify my skin in one step. As a bonus, this one comes with a moisture cushion (moisturizer).

Fresh Soy Cleanser

This is what I use as my nighttime cleanser. This cleanser somehow gets all the dirt and leftover makeup off my face without ever feeling like it’s stripping it.

My skin always feels soft after I wash my face. Whenever I see this cleanser on sale I always pick one up. 

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

The summer heat has arrived and with that comes sweat. This translucent setting powder absorbs all that moisture without looking cakey.

It also doesn’t settle into fine lines or have flashback when photographed. This one comes with a velour puff so you don’t even have to pack a brush when you’re on the go.

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Now that you have read my recommendations, what are you going to buy?  Should I add anything to my list?

These are some of my favorite beauty products, but to see what the whole team is loving, keep reading for 11 Beauty Products We’re Simply Obsessed With at MCO!


Hi there! My name is Katherine and I love all things beauty. I love walking through Sephora and Ulta to see the latest makeup and skincare products. It's so fascinating to see how many looks you can make from one eyeshadow palette. When I'm not playing around with makeup and skincare, you can find me in the kitchen. Along with baking and eating all the baked goods, I love to lift weights and be outside in the sun.