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It’s been a quiet week for beauty deals, but today I was delighted to find both our best-in-class mascara for loooong lashes and snail-mucin eye patches (beloved by a few Strategist staffers, myself included) on sale at Amazon. You’ll also find some under-$60 kitchen essentials, including an actually nice-looking compost caddy and a plentiful set of Rubbermaid containers, plus our best overall pet water fountain. Scroll on for all my best end-of-the-week picks and, as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals each Friday hand-selected by yours truly.
These best-selling (and also Rio-recommended) snail-mucin eye patches are 21 percent off. Rio uses them to treat her dark under-eye circles, but notes that they’re also good for treating wrinkles and dryness.
My boyfriend and I have been itching to buy this silly-looking synthesizer (that you play sort of like a violin) that beeps and squeaks.
Our best overall water fountain for pets is $15 off. Experts appreciate its large 2.5 liter capacity, the wide and shallow shape that prevents whisker fatigue, and that it’s battery-operated (so you won’t have to choose its location based on outlet availability).
All the food-storage containers you’ll ever need to meal prep like a pro, now 20 percent off.
A deeply discounted polo that will make you look professional and polished — even if you got dressed five minutes before your Zoom meeting.
Here’s a fleece hoodie to keep your baby bundled up. It’s on sale in heather gray, pale pink, and evergreen.
REI’s clearance section has some excellent cold-weather accessories for under $25, including these cheery and chunky handwarmers.
Good news if you’re in the market for a new winter hat, because there are plenty of deals on those, too — we especially like this dark green waffle one that’s just $12.
There’s also this just-as-cozy knitted beanie featuring a trio of trees instead of the REI logo.
And one from Outdoor Research if your outdoor agenda includes hitting the slopes. This one will keep you toasty — while wicking away sweat — and comes in three colors: red, black, or beige.
Here’s a huge discount on an insulated zip-up for hitting the hiking trails (or just running around town) from Mountain Hardwear…
…and a puffer jacket for your feet, now 25 percent off.
… or this set of sheets, which seems ideal for cold nights. These come in eight neutral color options, most of which are from the brand’s latest collection.
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