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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From EltaMD to Cuup

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Looks like we’ve officially reached that time of year where everyone has tropical vacation on the brain, so allow today’s sales mishmash to transport you to a future that includes sitting peacefully under a beach umbrella. Below you’ll find a sexy swim set from one of our favorite lingerie brands and our top picks from SkinStore’s anniversary sale — including the tinted sunscreen we’ve been raving about for years and an ocean-scented candle that isn’t too beachy. Plus, Urban Outfitters is having an incredible sale-on-sale event with discounts up to 70 percent.

Keep kids entertained with this ocean-inspired Play-Doh kit. It comes with ten cans of pastels, three cans of metallic colors, a roller tool, and cutouts in the shape of a mermaid, dolphin, starfish, and seashell.

If you want one hair-styling tool that does it all, including beachy waves, we recommend the T3 curling iron, which made our best-in-class list for its versatility. Even on-sale, we know it’s a little pricey, but the set comes with three barrels — one inch, 1.25 inches, and 1.5 inches — which means you’re basically getting three curling irons for the price of one.

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I’m obsessed with this sculptural glass vase that is designed specifically for growing your own avocado tree from a pit. It’s on sale if you buy it in pink, orange, or green glass.

Cuup — the much-loved lingerie brand and makers of some of our favorite bras for boobs big and small — is offering $50 off all its swim sets for a limited time.

Over at Urban Outfitters, already-on-sale items are an extra 40 percent off, no code required. You’ll be glad you picked up these go-with-everything denim shorts from Levi’s once spring arrives.

Here’s a gorpcore shoulder bag that’s perfect for hikes and only $15.

Baseball season starts next month, so now’s a great time to nab some merch before you hit the bleachers. This corduroy Yankees hat is available in three colors, and one for Dodgers fans is also on sale.

But if you’re still in the winter headspace, there are plenty of cozy sweatpants and hoodies from Obey on sale, too.

SkinStore’s anniversary sale is here, and you can score up to 30 percent off dozens of Strategist-approved products through February 27 — and if you’re a regular reader of the Strategist, you know how much we love this dermatologist-recommended tinted sunscreen from EltaMD, especially when it’s on sale.

And the SkinStore sale doesn’t just apply to skin-care and hair-care products: We suggest you pick up this candle from Nest Fragrances, which we’ve written about before. Unlike most “beachy” candles, this one “isn’t overwhelmingly tropical or sweet,” said former Strategist writer Chloe Anello, but rather smells like how walking on the beach at night feels.

Bloomscape is one of our favorite places to buy plants online, and this week, this nearly four-foot-tall tree is 20 percent off. It’s not safe for pets, but is relatively low maintenance otherwise — all you need to do is plop it down in the eco-pot it comes in in a place with low to bright indirect light.

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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want: From EltaMD to Cuup