Trawling through the internet’s sales bins today, we uncovered a bevy of on-sale office-ready basics for those planning a return in the near future. We also found some excellent deals on beauty and skin-care grails, such as an expert-approved curling iron and a cult-favorite gel moisturizer.
Plenty of back-to-work essentials are currently 30 percent off at J.Crew with code SALETIME, like this always appropriate blue-striped Oxford shirt (that was designed to wrinkle less than full-cotton ones).
Pair this easy button-down with a blazer and jeans for a laid-back office look, or throw it on over a sundress for weekend brunches.
And as ’90s style continues its high-profile renaissance, join the trend with this tan satin skirt that hits just below the knee.
This two-tone serving bowl combines a handsome mango-wood exterior with an easy-to-clean enamel interior and will surely brighten up any coffee table or kitchen island.
Equipped with a hook-and-loop heel closure for a secure fit and a lightweight, cushiony foam sole, these Crocs are ready to tackle all types of rough terrain (and neighborhood strolls).
Ulta’s two-day Forever Fabulous sale ends today, so if you’ve been waiting to stock up on beauty favorites, now’s your last chance for the moment. If you enjoy giving your face a deep clean, drag queen Farrah Moan recommends this Kate Somerville exfoliating cleanser, now 30 percent off.
Coola’s hydrating sunscreen is a great choice for those with dry skin, according to dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum. “It has a lot of antioxidants” — including aloe juice, grape-seed oil, and other plant-based moisturizers — “so it helps the skin repair itself,” she notes.
When researching the best-in-class curling irons, Strategist writer Dominique Pariso named this Hot Tools one the best pick for those not looking to spend a huge amount. Hairstylist Kendall Dorsey recommends it because it gets hot quickly, maintains its temperature for the duration of styling, and comes in a variety of barrel sizes.
Former Strategist writer Lori Keong raved about Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin moisturizer when it first came out, and since then it’s become a skin-care staple that’s beloved by beauty bloggers, editors, and Redditors alike. “This stuff is, no hyperbole, the best hydrating serum I’ve ever tried,” Keong writes. “It really does go on like a glassy sheen, light and gel-like, but lasts throughout the day.”
This versatile Ninja set operates as both a blender and a food processor, and it can crush ice and knead dough. (Three preset programs make for a perfect consistency at the touch of a button.)
And finally, we declared the Roomba the best self-emptying robot cleaner, because after each cleaning session, “the vacuum empties the dirt into a disposable AllergenLock bag located inside the charging dock,” so you can just set it and forget it. This one is refurbished, which means it’s more discounted than a brand-new one but is still in like-new condition.
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