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Is there a time of year quite as festive as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? … Yes, probably, but that doesn’t make Nordstrom’s annual event any less exciting or worth looking forward to. When we get a sneak peek of what’s going to be on sale, that’s when the planning and plotting really starts.

Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale began Monday, July 12 for select Nordstrom Club cardmembers, who can start shopping early online and in stores in the brand’s biggest event of the year, featuring markdowns on brand-new arrivals in every category you can imagine. This is a high holiday for beauty lovers everywhere. If you’re looking for some ideas of what to pick up this year, we gathered the best of the best from this year’s sale and shared what we already have in our shopping carts when the sale opens to the public on July 28.

nordstromDIPTYQUE TRAVEL SIZE SCENTED CANDLE SET, $60 VIA NORDSTROM. SHOP NOW

Set the stage for your makeup routine with these travel-sized candles from beloved fragrance house Diptyque. These candles really do have the ability to change your entire mood. Burn one at a time or all at once — you’re sure to find one that you want to buy the full-size version of with this set.

GHD PLATINUM+ PROFESSIONAL STYLER (1-INCH), $166 VIA NORDSTROM. SHOP NOW

When we say that GHD is never on sale, we mean it. This smart styling flat iron recognizes the thickness of your hair and the speed to which you’re styling and adjusts the temperature to make it a deeply personalized experience. Say sayonara to your other flat iron.

NÉCESSAIRE FULL SIZE THE BODY WASH AND THE BODY LOTION SET, $35 VIA NORDSTROM. SHOP NOW

If you’re a niacinamide addict, you’ll love Nécessaire’s line of body care, as it’s full of the popular ingredient. The gentle eucalyptus scent of the cleanser will relax you in either your AM or PM shower time.

LA MER TRAVEL SIZE CRÈME DE LA MER SET, $95 VIA NORDSTROM. SHOP NOW

The time to try La Mer is now. Nordstrom is basically commanding it with this travel set, perfect for those looking to dip their toe into the high-end, ultra-luxury skincare brand. The special edition travel set comes with a Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, The Cleansing Foam, The Treatment Lotion, and The Renewal Oil, all in a gorgeous turquoise pouch.

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OLAPLEX BOND MAINTENANCE HAIR CARE SET, $84 VIA NORDSTROM. SHOP NOW

In what is likely divine timing, Nordstrom puts this Olaxplex box set on sale at the same time that the brand blows up on TikTok and everyone is dying to try it out.  This one truly comes with a lot of bang for your buck — the set includes a full-size No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, full-size No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner and the best part: A jumbo-size No.3 Hair Perfector, perfect for even the driest of hair types.

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