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With sizable discounts on brands that hardly ever go on sale, it’s safe to say the state of sales is truly excellent as we close out the week. There’s a cult-y hand cream (that ships for free), actually stylish storage baskets, and a breathable cotton bralette for warmer weather ahead. As always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.
Another foolproof choice is Fenty Beauty’s medium- to full-coverage foundation, which won Allure’s Best of Beauty in 2018 for its long (long) wear capabilities and weightless, velvety matte finish.
We caught Apple’s AirPods Pro dropping back down to $175 this week, after hovering around $190 for most of this month. The price will inevitably jump back up, so as we say: Don’t dillydally.
Available in three different colors (and four sizes), this top-rated doughnut pet bed is ideal for cats and dogs of all sizes who like to curl up.
While it may still seem a bit of a splurge to buy this paleo-friendly Hu chocolate in bulk, it’s actually an excellent deal. That’s because one bar will set you back as much as $8 at your nearest bodega, and this four-pack works out to just $3.75 per bar.
For its pebbly smooth cover and thick, bleed-resistant pages, we included this Moleskine in our roundup of the 100 best notebooks you can buy online. It’d make a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift for the mom who’s a writer, teacher, or avid to-do-lister.
Now just $6.50 each, these locally sourced dessert plates are made with a rimless design, coupe shape, and a semi-matte glaze finish.
As seen on TikTok, these fast-drying eyeshadow sticks (from rarely on-sale Kosas) create a watercolorlike effect over the eyes for a subtle shimmery look. The set includes Globe, a neutral champagne, Supreme, a warm glittery gold, and Astronaut, a cool silver.
Rich in antioxidants, this conditioner from Act+Acre contains natural ingredients like ylang ylang, vetiver, rosemary, lavender, and amaranth oil to help protect your hair from damage. It’s a favorite of Brooklyn-based stylist Chelsey Pickthorn, who told us the “balanced” formula doesn’t strip or weigh down hair.
Ssense is still taking 15 percent off select items with code SS2022. Fifteen percent isn’t the largest discount, which is why we’d put that coupon toward the brands that rarely host their own sales — like Aesop. If you (or a discerning friend) are a fan of the brand’s cult-y Resurrection hand wash, this creamy hand balm features the very same mandarin, rosemary, and cedar scent.
These cotton-blend crew socks (designed in collaboration with Strategist-favorite Portland soap company Wary Meyers) have a thick sole for extra comfort and a thinner top for breathability.
Made from soft yet breathable merino wool, you’ll be able to wear this long-sleeve polo all spring long.
Swap out your flimsy, stained tote bag with this durable canvas teardrop-shaped one (now 40 percent off). It’s still in stock in white, black, and the willow-green shown.
Pottery Barn is taking up to 70 percent off select furniture and décor through the weekend, including this classic cotton sheet set that’ll complement a wide variety of decorating styles.
Tell everyone you found this antique-inspired pillow cover at a flea market.
Finally, here’s a clear brow gel from Benefit Cosmetics that’ll shape and tame brows for up to 24 hours. Through midnight tonight, it’s 50 percent off as part of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sales event.
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