It’s that time of year again when herds of people flock to Nordstrom for their semi-annual anniversary sale (including myself). This year, my mom and I went to the Beauty Bash ‘pre-party’ together before the first day of the sale. Gift bags, you say? I’m there!  Even if it is an early morning event. We arrived a little bit early and I was impressed to see a line.

After a few minutes, the music started pumping (let me remind you, this is at 7:45 a.m.) and the velvet ropes were pulled back. We had a great time getting our makeup down at the MAC and Laura Mercier counters. We also did a demo of the Clarisonic (which is definitely on my ‘to buy’ lust list).

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We returned later that weekend to actually shop and I found these great Nike shoes on sale as one of their featured items of the day.

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Nordstrom is also hosting a Pin it To Win It Sweepstakes through August 5 to fuel the frenzy. Being the Pinterest-obsessed person that I am, of course I started my own board to submit. And who doesn’t want a $1,000 Nordstrom gift card? To enter, all you have to do is pin three or more Nordstrom items to a new or existing Pinterest board. Once it’s complete, submit your board at this Nordstrom contest hub: Happy pinning!

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