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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Carhartt to First Aid Beauty

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Today’s sales mishmash is for my fellow crafters: I found felt-tip art markers, a Cricut for 30 percent off, and planners from Ban.do to inspire your creative side. Plus, our top-selling teeth-whitening strips are just $30 at Amazon, SSENSE is offering up to 70 percent off, and I spotted First Aid Beauty on sale at both Ulta and Sephora.

Several dentists we spoke to said Crest Whitestrips are their top pick for at-home whitening. This kit contains 20 treatments that gradually whiten teeth over time, as well as two one-hour express treatments that deliver same-day results.

The Cricut Joy can make greeting cards, home décor, and even T-shirts, according to Zooey Deschanel. “I love making them with my kids because they get to be creative and we have a really good time,” she says.

Designer apparel and accessories are up to 70 percent off at SSENSE. This investment-worthy credit-card holder from A.P.C. will last for decades.

Now you don’t have to choose between form and function. Balaclavas like this one from Carhartt are having a fashion moment, according to Strategist writer Arielle Avila.

Here’s a fuzzy fleece jacket in an unexpected plum shade.

Wild One’s popular dog leash is 40 percent off in black and emerald. Former Strategist writer Chloe Anello received a Wild One set as a gift and highly recommends it: “It looks good and it’s easy to control,” she says.

One of our favorite tomato-scented candles (niche, but surprisingly lovely) is half off. It has notes of pickled tomato, tarragon, fresh strawberries, and basil — and boasts an impressive 120-hour burn time.

I love First Aid Beauty’s alcohol-free exfoliating pads, which are half off at Sephora today (making 60 pads the same price as a pack of 28). They use glycolic and lactic acid to smooth skin texture and lighten acne scars without irritating sensitive skin.

First Aid Beauty’s hyped moisturizer makes a nice gift for skin-care lovers. Chemist and aesthetician Esther Olu likes it for skin-barrier support: “A weak skin barrier can lead to skin concerns such as dullness, dehydration, and acne.”

Kate Miller, a co-founder of CBD brand Miss Grass, says Foria’s Awaken Arousal Oil can “promote relaxation, stimulate blood flow, and increase your natural lubrication, all of which can lead to way better orgasms.”

Desk supplies are 30 percent off with the code DESK30 through January 17. Strategist writer Latifah Miles especially like the “Priorities” section of this planner: “I can pull out just a few things from my longer to-do list that I absolutely want to accomplish each day. Putting those in a separate section is a really nice way to refocus so I don’t feel totally unaccomplished at the end of the day if my long list isn’t fully crossed out.”

Amp up your bullet journal with these colorful markers that give you the option to write with a brush tip or fine tip.

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12 Things on Sale to Buy: From Carhartt to First Aid Beauty