Nordie’s Anniversary Sale 2012…are you ready?

That time of the year is fast approaching and wallets far and wide can be heard crying (j/k LOL). It’s the Nordie’s Anniversary Sale. I am shopping for birthday and Christmas presents. Nordstrom cardholders (both credit and debit) will have the benefit of shopping early from July 11-19. Sale starts July 20th.

Here’s the beauty (including skincare and fragrance) section from the catalog…


Voluspa ($29 after sale $40; a $48 value) Voluspa Anniversary Candle Trio: Lalguna, Pink Citron and Saijo Persimmon or Champagne, Pomegranate Patchouli and Coeur de Cassis Candle

Jimmy Choo ($120 after sale $145; a $181 value) Anniversary Set: Eau de Parfum, 3.3 fl. oz., Perfumed Body Cream, 5.0 oz, and deluxe mini, 0.15 fl. oz.

Bottega Veneta ($147 after sale $180; a $220 value) Anniversary Set: Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz., Shower Gel, 6.7 fl. oz., and Body Lotion, 6.7 fl. oz.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist

  • $40 a $57 value. Deodorant/Antiperspirant trio, each 1.7 oz.
  • $98 A $220 value. Cashmere Mist Body Lotion Set: limited-edition Body Lotion, 32 fl. oz., with refillable 2.5 fl. oz. tube
  • $78 A $201 value. Cashmere Mist Body Cleansing Lotion Set (not shown in catalog): limited-edition Body Cleansing Lotion, 32 fl. oz., with refillable 2.5 fl. oz. tube
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf ($115 after sale $130; a $177 value) Anniversary Set: Bomblicious Body Lotion, 6.7 fl. oz., Eau de Parfum Rollerball, o.34 fl. oz., and Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 fl. oz.
Jo Malone ($80 after sale $85; a $110 value) Wild Bluebell Anniversary Set: Wild Bluebell Cologne, 1 fl. oz., Body and Hand Wash, 3.4 fl. oz., and Body Creme, 1.7 oz.
  • $9.90 after sale $25; a $32 value) Body Butter Duos: two 8 oz. Body Butters in Sugar Rose Tiger Lily, Neroli Clementine, Basil & Grape, Black Currant Iris, Honey Nectar
  • $9.90 after sale $18 Sugar Rose Tiger Lily Hand & Body Lotion, 11.8 fl. oz.
  • $9.90 after sale $16 Sugar Rose Tiger Lily Hand & Body Wash, 11.8 fl. oz.
Angel by Thiery Mugler
  • $120 after sale $145; a $204 value. Angel Anniversary Set: Angel Refillable Eau de Parfum Spray, 0.8 fl. oz., Eau de Parfum Refill Bottle, 1.7 fl. oz., and Perfuming Body Lotion, 3.5 oz. net weight
  • $80 A $110 value. Angel Double Indulgence: two Angel Perfuming Body Lotions, 7 oz. net weight each
Antica Farmacista 33% off entire brand. Suggestion are:
$61.60 A $92 value. Home Ambience Perfume in Proseco, 16.9 fl. oz
$41.50 A $62 value. Lavender & Lime Blossom, 8.5 fl. oz.
$25.40 A $38 value. Candle, 50-hour burn time, in Ala Moana, 8 oz.



GIFT up to a $113 value. Yours with any Lancome puchase of $39.50 or more: choose one deluxe moisturizer (High Resolution Refill 3x, Absolue Premium BX or Renergie Lift Volumetry), choose one full-sized lipstick (Curtain Call or Designer Bloom), choose one five-shade eyeshadow palette (warm or cool), plus receive a deluxe Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara in Black and a Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover. All, in a purple or black bag.

$80 A $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 Definicils High Definition Mascara in black, full-size Color Design Eye Brightening Liner and full-size Le Crayon Khol EyeLiner Pencil.

Giorgio Armani

$75 A $110 value. Anniversary Eye Set: includes full-size Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara, Eyes to Kill Intense Shadow #28, Acqua aid Bioia fragrance rollerball, a Waterproof Eye Pencil in black and a deluxe sample of Regenessence Eye Serum (not shown).

Laura Mercier

$60 A $136 value. Touch Up Brush Collection for Eyes and Cheeks: a complete portable quartet of professional Travel Brushes.

$80 A $193 value. Signature Color Essentials for Face, Eyes & Lips; A 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 Glace in Sweetheart, mini Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in black, and deluxe travel-size Foundation Primer

Estee Lauder

GIFT Valued over $145. yours 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.


$135 A $191 value. Forever Youth Liberator Skincare Set: includes full-size Forever Youth Liberator eye cream, 0.5 oz., Serum, 0.5 fl. oz., and deluxe-size Creme SPF 15, 0.23 oz.

$45 Touche Eclar Anniversary Collectors Edition in Shades 1 and 2.

Kate Sommerville

$98 A $157 value. Get Gorgeousj Kit: Four Somerville360 Face Self Tanning pads, Exfolikate, 2 fl. oz., DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Repair, 0.5 fl. oz., and Daily Deflector Moisturizer SPF 20, 0.25 fl. oz.

Bare Minerals

$54 A $122 value. In Fashion Best of Bare Minerals Color Collection: 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.


MAC Illustrated

An exclusive new collection of MAC bags and kits illustrated by London-based artist Julie Verhoeven.

$39.50 Triple Feature Lip Bags Each set includes three full-size products: Cremesheen Lipstick, Dazzleglass Creme and Cremestick Liner, Peach, Pink, Red and Nude. Each set in its own bag.

$49.50 Brush Kit (4 brushes, mineralize), in a flat bag/roll.

$49.50 Brush Kit (5 brushes, essentials), in a flat bag/roll.

$49.50 Smoky Eye Tutorial Kits in black or plum. Three eyeshadows, Deluxe Zoom Lash Mascara, Technakohl Liner and two brushes in a mirrored case.



Anniversary Neon/Mod Collection

$149 A $194 value. Day Glo Green Mia 2, Braziliant Orange Mia 2, Shocking Pink Mia 2.
$149 A $204 value. Pink-A-Go-Go Mia 2
Each Mia 2 comes with a Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head, Sensitive Brush Head and travel-size Refreshing Gel Cleanser.

$185 A $270 value. Teal-Blue Opal with Anti-Aging Sea Serums
$235 A $305 value. Glossy White Plus, Rock Candy Plus.
Each Plus comes with Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head, Normal Brush Head, Body Brush Head, Sensitive Brush Head, travel-size Refreshing Gel Cleanser and 2 fl. oz. Refining Polish.


$270 A $325 value. The Signature Collection Trio: Creme de La Mer Moisturizing Creme, 1.0 oz., Regenerating Serum, 0.5 fl. oz., and The Eye Concentrate, 0.17 oz.


$130 A $207 value. Future Solution LX Nordstrom Anniversary Set: full-size Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream, o.5 oz., and deluxe sizes of Ultimate Regenerating Serum, Extra Rich Cleansing Foam and Daytime Protective Cream, SPF 15, all in a cosmetics pouch.


GIFT A $133 value. yours with any La Prairie purchase of $300 or more: Cellular Hand Cream, o.5 oz., Foam Cleanser 1.7 fl. oz., Skin Caviar Luxe Cream,  0.17 oz., and Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, o.1 oz. All in a signature white La Prairie bvag.

GIFT A $100 value. Your additional gift with any La Prairie purchase of $600 or more: a deluxe sample of Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, 0.34 fl. oz.


$78 A $122 value. Powerful Moisture Restoring Set: Ultra Facial Cream, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Creamy Eye Treatment, Midnight Recovery hConcentrate and Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+.

$98 A $152.50 value. Powerfule Line and Wrinkle-Fighting Set. Abyssine Cream+, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Abyssine Eye Cream+, Midnight Recovery hConcentrate and Superfluid UV SPF 50+.

$110 A $173.50 value. youth Regenerating Set: Rosa Arctica Rehydrating Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Concentrate Eye, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

$47 A $57 value. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, 1 0z.

$45 A $56 value. Amino Acid Shampoo, 33.8 fl. oz.

$64 A $96 value. Creme de Corps, 33.8 fl. oz.


$49.50 An $84 value. Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Duo, 32 fl. oz. and 8 fl. oz. Facial Cleansers.

$75 A $154 value. Summer Grace Set: Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel, 32 Fl. oz., Firming Body EMulsion, 32 fol. oz., and Spray Fragrance 2 fl. oz.

$69 A $137 value. Amazing Grace Set: Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel, 32 fl. oz., Firming Body Emulsion, 32 fl. oz., and NEW Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist, 5.8 fl. oz.

Also available: $69 A $137 value. Pure Grace Set: Foaming Bath & Shower Cream, 32 fl. oa., Perfumed Body Lotion, 32 fl. oz., and NEW Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist, 5.8 fl. oz.

Buy and save on six-fl. oz. shower gels: 1 for $7.50; 2 for $12; 3 for $15. 11 flavors


DIOR A Purple Revolution Anniversary Color Collection includes:

$48 3 Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow in Smoky Violet

$23 each Les Violets Hypnotiques nail collection in Shadow, Poison or Orchid

$28.50 Diorshow Extase Mascara in plum

$28 Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Draped Lilac

Also available: $150 One Essential Skin Boosting Serum, Limited Edition 2.5 fl. oz., plus a travel size. In-store only.


$65 A $107 value. Joie De Vivre Cheek Palette for Nordstrom: Laguna Bronzer, Albatross highlighter and Blush in Orgasm, Luster, Angelika and Gaiety.

$55 A $94 value. Love Rite Set: Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight and Greek Holiday, Calanque Trio Eyeshadow and Orgasm Illuminator


$62 An $83 value. Bobbi’s Skincare Essentials Set: full-size Hydrating Eye Cream, travel-size Hydrating Face Cream and travel-size Soothing Cleansing oil

$80 A $148 value. City Twilight Collection: 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


$185 A $325 value. Power of Skinc are Set: 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

$145 A $300 value. Raspberry Petite Makeup Planner 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 in Nude, Lip Liner in Barely Rose, and travel-size Intense Gel Liner.


$59 A $150 value. Color Kit: Eye Shadow Quad, Blush Rush, Double-ended Lip Enhancing Gloss, Photo Finish Lid Primer and Full Exposure Mascara in a fold-over cosmetics bag.

$39 Travel-size brush set: Angled Blush Brush, Tapered Shadow, Definer and Double-ended SMudger.


$196 A $300 value. Chantecaille Botanical Bestsellers: full-size Stress Repair Concentrate, and Geranium Foaming Cleanser, 1.01 fl. oz., and Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum, o.01 fl. oz.


$50 A $116 value. Pretty in Pinks & Plums Set: 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.

$60 A $103 value. Home & Away Moisture Surge Set: includes Moisture Surge in 4.2 oz. and 1.7u fl. oz.


GIFT Valued up to $70. Yours with the purchase of two Clarins products (one must be skincare): receive four beauty must-haves with bag, plus choose your personal anti-aging treatment: Vital Light Night, Extra-Firming Night, HydraQuench Cream or Super Restorative Night.

Other items not shown in the catalog may include:

BURBERRY (online only)

Burberry Nordstrom Anniversary Limited Edition Lip Glow Set ($65, $81 value) – 3 full size Burberry Lip Glows in Rosewood, Nude Beige and Blush all packaged in a Burberry keepsake box

GWP ($100 qualifier) – includes a Burberry Beauty cosmetic bag filled with a mini Lip Cover in Rosewood, Burbery Body Mini, Travel Mascara and a Burberry Mirror with any $100 Burberry Beauty purchase


Chanel Exclusive Anniversary Collection: Fleur de Lotus ($27 – $57)
Joues Contraste Blush in Fleur de Lotus $43
Les 4 Ombres Eye Shadow Quad in Rives $57
Illusion d’Ombre in Riviere $36
Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencil in Beige Claire $29
Aqualumiere Gloss in Alize and Roselin $27


Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet 1.7oz – $85

Nordstrom Exclusive Preview — Golden Jungle Fall Collection ($23 – $70)
Golden Jungle Palette ($70, star item) – filled with a trio of eye shadows and a nude pink gloss
5 color eye shadows in Golden Browns and Khaki Greens $59 each
new Dior Addict lip colors in warm burgandies
new Nail Vernis in Khaki Green and Bronzey Gold

Cle de Peau 

Cle de Peau Radiance Collection $160 A $231 value. Includes 1.3 oz Brightening Serum Supreme, 12 ml Gentle Protective Emulsion, 12 ml Gentle Nourishing Emulsion, deluxe sample SPF 50 PA+++ Cream Protection UV

Guerlain (online only, not sure)

GWP ($106 value) Includes deluxe sizes of Noir G Mascara, L’Or Primer, Secret de Purete Cleansing Milk 30 ml, Orchidee Imperiale Cream, Shalimar Initial VOC, with any $200 Guerlain Beauty purchase.


Nail Lacquer Collection $16 each. Exclusive to Nordstrom and MAC Store until 8/2. 3 finishes. MAC’s 1st permanent Nail Lacquer Collection

Haute & Naughty Too Black $19 Exclusive until 8/23. Intense new pigment for a shade that is blacker than black.

Electric Cool Eye Shadow $17.50 Exclusive until 8/2. New formulation of the Big Bounce Eyeshadow available in 12 high frost, maximum wattage shades.

Philosophy The Microdelivery Duo $58 A $115 value. The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash in 32 oz and 4 oz.

Trish McEvoy

Deluxe Travel Brush Set $125 A $225 value. 5 brush set includes Mistake Proof Sheer Application Foundation Brush, Dual Ended Eye Brush with Angled Liner and Smudge, All Over Eye Brush (exclusive to set), Angled Contour, Classic Lip (exclusive to set) in raspberry clutch with room for essentials.

Precious Pink Jasmine Fragrance $185


GWP with $125 purchase. Includes Faux Cils Mascara, Mini Lip and Forever Cream in a black YSL zippered pouch

Touche Eclat Foundation $55. Long awaited foundation partner to Touche Eclat launches first and in time for Anniversary Sale. Available in 16 shades.

Fall Color Collection $25 – $52. It’s all about Green and Red, but totally wearable! New Pure Chromatics shadows, 2 new nail colors, new waterproof kohl pencil and Faux Cils Mascara in green.

Please note that the text accompanying the catalog may have typographic errors. I double checked it but it is 2am as I am writing this so I can’t be 100% certain. To be sure, clicking on the picture takes you to the Flickr site where you can enlarge it and look at the text from there. The added info on items not mentioned in the catalog is not 100% certain and may change at any time. Please don’t get mad at me because the price stated here is different or is not available during the sale. I am merely doing this to give myself and to those interested a guide so I can have a better shopping experience. I didn’t write down everything, there’s more. If you have specific brands in mind that’s not mentioned, please make a comment below and I will check my notes and I will reply as soon as I can.

Hope this guide will help you to maximize your purchasing power during the sale. I am certainly taking this opportunity to save money and gain points.

The pictures in this post are also posted on Cogitation Project’s Official Facebook Page, click HERE.

Did something catch your fancy this sale? What are your musts? Do share…

xo, Emilie

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beauty event to watch out for

Neiman Marcus' The Beauty Event

Neiman Marcus' The Beauty Event

What am I talking about? None other than Neiman Marcus’ The Beauty Event from Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, March 4

Neiman Marcus The Beauty Event

Neiman Marcus The Beauty Event

For this event, a minimum cosmetic purchase of $100 gets you the above tote bag in your choice of color (yellow, gold or pink) filled with beauty samples.

Now this part is the most exciting especially for Le Metier de Beaute die hards…

NM The Beauty Event exclusive, LMdB Lip Creme in Red Velvet

NM The Beauty Event exclusive, LMdB Lip Creme in Red Velvet

A minimum purchase of LMdB products worth $125 gets you a full sized Lip Creme in RED  VELVET…color exclusive to this event.

Red Velvet Lip Creme

Pucker up with a delicious new treat from Le Metier de Beaute: Red Velvet Lip Creme. The highly pigmented, sumptuous red hue is the perfect pop of color for any complexion. Decadent, moist and absolutely divine, this universally flattering shade creates a perfectly polished look of glamour with the swipe of a wand.

LMdB Daily Renew Creme Cleanser

LMdB Daily Renew Creme Cleanser

For LMdB purchases of $300 or more you get a full sized brand new, never been released before cream cleanser.

Daily Renew Creme Cleanser

The Daily Renew Creme Cleanser is a soap-free, paraben-free creme cleanser that gently cleanses and exfoliates skin for a smoother, brighter complexion. Ideal for normal-to-dry skin, Daily Renew Creme Cleanser loosens and lifts away makeup and impurities, exfoliates dead skin cells and revives a weary and lackluster complexion without over-drying or stripping your skin.

Key ingredients:

  • A powerful polypeptide blend of bioavailable minerals helps provide structural integrity and protection of the dermis; skin cell respiration, function and elasticity are increased.
  • Proprietary blendof sugar cane, citrus, apple and orange extracts and glycol acid exfoliates dull surface cells, brightens skin.
  • Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract help to provide antioxidant protection against harmful free radical damage.
How to Use:
May be used with or without water. Dispense approximately a quarter size amount in the palm of your hand. Massage over entire face and neck to loosen makeup and imbedded impurities. Gently wipe clean with washcloth or towelette or rinse clean with warm tepid water.

So have you placed your pre-orders already? Looking for SA’s to help you with your purchase. I have a couple trusted SA’s particularly with Le Metier de Beaute.

Jennifer Conejo (she’s my local beauty SA)
Neiman Marcus – Topanga (CA)
818-316-7000 ext. 2105

Alyx Napolitano (I’ve heard great things about her, she has found many hard to find LMdB Kaleidoscopes)
LMdB Specialist at Neiman Marcus – Las Vegas
cell/text 702-722-7400

Happy Shopping, beauties!!!

xo, Emilie

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