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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

It’s that special time of the year again kids!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Wahoo!

That means you can head into your local Nordies starting July 18th to nab yourself some seriously awesome, unique beauty finds!

Over 100 brands are participating this year including MAC, NARS, Juicy Couture, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Philosophy, and many more!

These brands all offer up some Nordstrom Exclusive beauty finds that won’t be available elsewhere so it’s a perfect time to nab yourself a unique beauty find and some are even a Steal and a Deal!

Here’s some items that caught my eye that I might be indulging in this Thursday (you could have begun pre-booking these items as early as June 23rd but I normally like to wander into Nordies and see them for myself on the date of release!):

Bobbi Brown Cocoa Mauve Collection

A really fab collection of awesome Bobbi Brown finds can be found within the Cocoa Mauve Collection that is exclusive to Nordstrom. This kit is $65 USD and comes with a Travel Case, Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Cocoa Mauve Ink, Creamy Lip Color in Berry Mauve, Metallic Eye Shadow in Iced Mauve, and Blush in Sand Pink.

The total cost is a considerable discount from what you’d pay by purchasing each item separately as Bobbi Brown is far from inexpensive!

As you can see below the model is sporting the entire look and looking very posh! I particularly like this collection as the look created is very similar to what you can get using the Bobbi Brown Mauve Face palette I recently review. At $55 USD it’s a bit pricey for the palette so this is rather a nice deal at $65 USD where you get quite a good deal more to do a complete look including a gel liner!

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This one is on my wish list!

Dior has released a special limited edition palette for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which is entitled Dior Gaucho. I’ve VERY tempted by this but I have so many Dior palettes in my beauty arsenal collecting dust it would be a shame to indulge my inner demon of need. However, I am tempted. The colors are simply yummie for the upcoming Fall and at $55 USD the price is not bad at all!

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If you’re wanting the palette I’d highly recommend doing your ordering from Nordstrom as you can get a free deluxe sample of Dior Black Out Mascara with your $50 purchase!

Now here’s one we have all been waiting on! Nordstrom’s Exclusive MAC Collection entitled Color Forms! Don’t lie to your Muse and say you aren’t excited about this collection because I’ll call your bluff! Ok, ok maybe it’s not THAT exciting! I’m actually kinda sorta excited about it. I’m very interested in the eye palettes as they are a design we haven’t yet seen from MAC and I’m intrigued by the lipstick as well! And I do so admit that the piggies get me hyper enough to warrant the use of a paper bag to catch back my breath after have a mild case of hyperventilation. It’s definately unique and I’m positive I’ll score a few items from this release!

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As always this is a great time to nab some killer deals on brushes! I’ve always raved about how fab the brush sets are and now is a good time as any to nab some fine brushes at 75% off the original prices. Yes, some people do rant that the mini size aren’t as great as the full size but the Muse says don’t listen! The smaller size is just as good as the full size plus it’ll only cost you about $10 USD per a brush in these kits! That’s a sweet steal and a deal in my opinion!

Spoiler:

The Muse says don’t feel too special when you pick up MAC Colour Forms for yourself. Although it’s advertised as a Nordstrom Exclusive it does make its way across the board and ends up in Singapore, Japan, and other locations outside of the US so definately don’t buy into the “exclusive” keyword with this collection.

I spy with my little eye a giant bottle of Philosophy Purity! My all time favorite size of Philosophy Purity is making it’s way to Nordstrom!

This little guy (I use the term little loosely) was only every available from QVC and sadly for the longest time it’s been MIA but now Nordstrom has gone and slapped an exclusive on it, jacked up the price by $10 USD or so dollars, and has made the Muse a happy Muse! I love this size. I go through gallons of this stuff anyway so why not grab the 32oz size! Hey, the economy isn’t doing so well right now why not indulge in a larger size cleanser right?

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Wish list anyone?

Bare Escentuals never fails to make me gasp in absolute horror lately at it’s jacked up prices. But hey it’s the brand that I love to hate (price wise only of course). I love BE like I would a younger sibling, I like to talk down to it but that doesn’t mean I don’t care very deeply for it! Bare Escentuals In Fashion Nordstrom Exclusive is by far the most overpriced set I’ve seen to date from BE at $75 USD. I’m truly shocked. The price tag makes me cry out in pain however it doesn’t stop me from saying “ohhhhh look at the pretty colors” as drool drips from my mouth! The set looks quite breathtaking! This is an 8 piece set that includes Radiance All Over Face Color, Eye Shadow in Bahamas, Liner Shadow in Caviar, Blush in Escape, Lipcolor in Bavarian Cream, a Flawless Radiance Brush, Double Ended Precious Eye Brush, and a gorgeous clutch bag to store it all in!

Bare Escentuals In Fashion 8 Piece Set

Got $10 bucks? Nab a cool steal with the Evian Facial Water Spray Set! Get 1 Full Size Evian Facial Water Spray and a second mini travel size one for $10 USD!

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The Muse likes the price! Definately on the wish list!

All in all I see some really great buys from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and plenty of ways to get more for less! I’ll be indulging this Thursday when all of these items hit stores (do check with your counter as they may already be available)!

Click on over and have a look at items that I didn’t mention in my post available during the sale!

Are you shopping for Nordies Exlusives?

What are you hoarding, hauling, and stashing away?

Excited about MAC?

Loving the Bobbi Brown set?

Wanting something I didn’t mention here?

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Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye Kit

Good makeup deserves good music!

I’m a rocker chick. Always have been, always will be so of course I definately want Bare Escentuals new Tutorial Kit entitled Rocker Eye!

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Although I’ve been down on Bare Escentuals lately I will say that this particular kit caught my eye and I’m wanting it rather badly so expect some sort of raving review shortly!

I generally enjoy the tutorial kits that BE puts out as I’m all about simplicity lately! The Tutorial line contains all you need to create certain eye looks plus nifty, easy instructions to idiot-proof your way to gorgeous!

I’ve tried one of these kits before and was quite happy with the easy to follow instructions and quality of the products included. Although the products have raised in price since my original purchase I’m still a lover of each one released.

The Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye is $38 USD and contains 1980’s and Rockstar eye shadow, Black Leather Liner, and a Double Ended Brush for application!

Rock on \m/! The Muse is all over this one!

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On a side note it should be known that Led Zeppelin is known for something greater than the really cool Sprint commercial. Sigh, rant! I’ve had someone tell me prior to this “oh yea! I know Led Zeppelin! They made that cool song for the Sprint commercial right?” My god the horror of it all!

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Click here to read my review of the Bare Escentuals Tutorial Kit for a Smoky “V” Eye!

Check out the Bare Escentuals Carnavale Set available exclusives at Nordies!

Click to read my review on the Bare Escentuals bareDiamond Spring Color Collection featuring an FOTD!

Click to read my ravings about the Bare Minerals iQuad Eyeshadow Compact!

Do your lips up lovely with the very light, moisturizing Bare Escentuals Lippie Set review!

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Nordstrom Exclusive: Bare Minerals Carnevale Collection

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Ahhh Bare Minerals continues the saga of overpriced cosmetics with it’s newest Collection entitled Carnevale.

This particular collection is available as a Nordie’s Exclusive but I’m positive we’ll see some new spin on it and it’ll pop up at Sephora with little, tiny differences.

I know I’m hating on BM/BE lately and it sounds like I don’t like the products but that’s just not the case at all. I actually love some of the items they have available but as of late I’m very disappointed in the prices. This particular set is $64 USD! I’ve come to expect more from BE for less but it’s now reversed to “expect less and pay more”.

This collection doesn’t wow me but if you’re interested have a CLICK!

The kit includes all of the following:
bareMinerals Warm Radiance All Over Face Color
bareMinerals Sangria Eye Color
bareMinerals Carnival Liner Shadow
bareMinerals Sun Kissed Blush
Glamour Lash Mascara in Black
Lipgloss in Harp
Tapered Blush Brush
Double Ended Shaping Brush

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Click here
to read my rantings on the new Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Tints Kit!

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to read my babblings on the Bare Escentuals bareDiamond Spring Collection!

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to read about the New Bare Escentuals Foiling Kit versus the Old Kit!

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to read about my ravings for the Bare Escentuals iQuad Palettes!

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to read about the Bare Escentuals Holiday Collection, Classic Rock!

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Bare Escentuals Genuine Jade Beauty Duo

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Bare Escentuals has a new all over face and body powder available for Spring entitled Genuine Jade. This is the 3rd in a series of Body/Face Shimmers they have created lately. I happen to own the first one they created which was the Rose Gossamer Powder.

These are actually pretty good however the Jade isn’t particular catching my fancy after I swatched it at Sephora. It’s a golden powder with deep touches of off green. To me it’s not particularly flattering for the face or the body!

The price is not really catching my eye either at $39 USD I believe I purchased the original Rose Powder for $28 USD (same kit, size, with the brush!).

As you’ve heard me rant in previous posts BE lately has been quite nutty with the price jacks!

I think I can safely skip the Genuine Jade Powder and spend my $39 on something else!

If you’re wanting this it’s available now from Sephora, Click!

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Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes Lip Tints

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Sephora is super busy updating it’s site with new little bits and bobs for Summer. I ran across this kit from Bare Escentuals while browsing around. This particular kit contains four lip plumping lipglosses for $28 USD.

First of all I’d like to be the first one to say I find the packaging completely degrading and the name. Seriously this looks like pr0n. Buxom Babes? Bikini clad chicks on the packaging? Who are we trying to sell this to anyway?

I’m all for cute packaging but for some reason this deeply disturbs me. Could be because I’m in a bad mood!

Sorry but I’ll have to expose you to my ranting about Bare Escentuals pricing again! As you may know from my previous posts I’m quite appalled at the prices of Bare Escentuals kits lately and this particular peeves me. No I don’t want 4 MINI glosses for $28 dollars thanks very much! Lipglosses that in fact suck formula wise anyway!

Seriously, have you tried the original Buxom Lips? It stinks.

Ok rant over.

BE got my vote for NO on this particular kit.

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