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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From MAC to Loftie

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We’re in for an exciting week, as Valentine’s Day (both last minute and postholiday) and early President’s Day sales begin to roll in ahead of the long weekend. Plus Amazon is hosting a massive sale on baby products through the 27th, and Nordstrom’s winter sale is just as good as we hoped it would be. Scroll on to find an effective and affordable nose hair trimmer, the pill box that several cool people (including myself, wink wink) own, and a smart alarm clock that won’t rudely jolt you awake each day.

This isn’t super-sexy, but it is on super-sale! If you’re in the market for an inexpensive nose hair trimmer that’ll get the job done, pick up this Panasonic model, which one Strategist staffer called “painless, easy to clean, and affordable.”

From today until February 27, a ton of baby products are deeply discounted at Amazon — including our best overall all-in-one car seat. “It’s easy to install thanks to the color-coded belt paths, recline angle indicators, and the brand’s ClickTight technology,” says The Bump deputy editor Ashlee Neuman, and can grow with your child through age 10.

Contigo makes some of our favorite water bottles and travel mugs, and these feature double-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot (for up to seven hours) or cold (for up to 20 hours). Pair this two-pack with a bag of coffee for a sweet last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.

For some extra-early President’s Day savings, peep Nordstrom’s annual winter sale, which started on Friday. Most of the products included are up to 50 percent off, though I did spot this Caslon boatneck at an even deeper discount.

Loftie’s smart alarm clock — which is also a night-light and speaker that can play music, sound baths, and guided meditations — is $100 at Nordstrom if you buy it in white. If you’d like the all-black model, it’s on sale for $120 at both Loftie and Amazon through tomorrow.

Many products from Yamazaki’s line of minimal organizers and storage items are 20 percent off right now. This clothing ladder will help you ditch the dreaded “clothes chair” once and for all — or it makes for a stylish towel rack in the bathroom.

Foundation and concealer from MAC Cosmetics are 20 percent off. We recommend the brand’s coveted Fix Fluid foundation, which is oil-free, noncomedogenic, and available in over 60 shades.

And for my fellow shiny-faced makeup wearers, we named this our favorite sweatproof makeup. Makeup artist Isabel Rosado says this long-wearing foundation is especially great for “minimalist makeup wearers because of its sheer-to-radiant finish.”

The pill organizer that topped our best-in-class pill cases list is 25 percent off in navy blue and pastel pink at Urban Outfitters. I’ve had mine for several years and can attest to its longevity and satiny finish and the delightful sound it makes when it snaps shut.

Finally, some toasty and fluffy slippers for half-off. Treat yourself!

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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want: From MAC to Loftie