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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Drybar to Vitruvi

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Several products in today’s deals mishmash are 50 percent off, like non-flaky mascara, a Kiehl’s face cleanser, and chino shorts from Nordstrom. And if you’re in the market for a home upgrade or two, I found a Dutch oven in a delightful hue, non-slip kids’ hangers, and Vitruvi’s stylish essential-oil diffuser on sale at Amazon.

$17 for 30

Wrangle your kids’ clothing with the child-size version of our best hangers for closet organization.

This apple-green Dutch oven was one of our most popular products during Prime Day, and now it’s back at a Prime Day–level price.


And speaking of post–Prime Day deals, Amazon’s Fire tablet — which boasts 12 hours of battery life, a fast core processor, and support for apps like Netflix, TikTok, and Zoom — is on sale.


Or, you can double the storage space for $10 more.

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Padma Lakshmi’s makeup artist uses this curling mascara to achieve “thick volume and curl without having to worry about flakes or fallout.” It’s 50 percent off — along with a few more mascaras from the brand — until midnight.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

Vitruvi’s trendy essential-oil diffuser is beloved by celebrities and Strategist staffers (myself included) alike and is 20 percent off at Amazon with the on-site coupon. It can disperse scent up to 500 square feet.

Vitruvi Stay Diffuser

For even further reach, the equally elegant Stay has a diffusing capacity of 700 square feet.

I spotted some products at Nordstrom that are even cheaper than they were during the retailer’s anniversary sale. To ride out the rest of this end-of-summer heat wave, here are some half-off chino shorts that come in five colors.

This set from Drybar includes heat-protecting and detangling spray, four alligator-jaw hair clips, and a detangling brush (that I’d buy for the color alone, but it helps that it works on both wet and dry hair).

Vacation’s sunscreen duo includes the Chardonnay Oil — which made our best-in-class sunscreen list — and the brand’s signature SPF 50 lotion.

Fashion designer Scott Sternberg told us that he uses this “muddy in a good way” clay cleanser every morning to gently exfoliate. It’s half off until midnight at Sephora and Ulta.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

11 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From Drybar to Vitruvi