Converse at Nordstrom Rack, winter gear from Amazon, majorly discounted Merrell boots, and more lead Friday’s best lifestyle deals.

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Beauty Steals

Big Blush Book Volume III | $23 | Tarte | Use code TARTEBFF

It may seem excessive to own a blush palette that has eight different shades, for $23 with the code TARTEBFF, it’s something you should’ve pass up. The Big Blush Book from Tarte Cosmetics has a great range of colors for any skin tone, plus a pretty universal-looking highlighter right in the middle.

They’re Real Mascara | $15 | Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics’ They’re Real Mascara was my first foray into non-drugstore mascara (though, I do still love me some) and it’s still a solid standby. Right now, you can pick up your own tube for $15, which is much closer to a drugstore number than its normal price.

Sephora isn’t known for their discounts and deals like other retailers, but they’re trying something new this year with their Weekly Wow deals. Every Thursday, Sephora will drop a bunch of deals and offers for one week only. This week features:

The Big Sales

Winter probably has the most extreme activities you can do, from skiing and snowboarding, to braving a blizzard to drink at your favorite bar (definitely not speaking from experience). Make whatever you’re doing in the cold a little easier with Amazon’s massive sale on winter apparel and gear. From outerwear and snow pants, to gloves and face masks, this sale is filled to the brim with cold weather necessities from brands like Under Armour, Columbia, White Sierra, and more.


Note: You can now sort not only by item type, but by size, so you know what comes in your size at what price point.

Converse Sale at Nordstrom Rack

Pick up some classic sneakers during Nordstrom Rack’s Converse sale. Chuck Taylors are marked down to as low as $20, but the sale has a ton of other styles included as well. Nordstrom Rack has split them up into men’s and women’s, but there are a lot of unisex styles, so I recommend doing some exploring.

ThinkGeek is helping the nerds in your life get ready for the holidays. Score up to 70% off of a ton of products and apparel during their Black Friday Sale. There are seriously hundreds of items to choose from, which means every corner of geekdom is covered by this sale.

20% off graphic tees | Urabn Outfitters

It feels like it’s a new trend for everyone to have daily deals, and Urban Outfitters is no exception. Today’s Deal of the Day is graphic tees, with 30% off both men’s and women’s styles discounted. This sale has everything from pop culture to classic art graphics.

Merrell makes some of the best footwear in the game, and they’re knocking 50% off a couple styles to help you hit the trails. IT may not exactly be hiking weather, but if you’re a bold winter camper, these are the boots you should pick up.

50% off all PJ pants | American Eagle

Update: They’re down to just $16 now.

$20 PJ pants? $20 PJ pants! Plush joggers and leggings, and some yoga pants, are all discounted 50% at American Eagle right now, bringing them down to a much better price for something you’ll probably take off in the middle of the night because you’re too hot.

Now is the time to get the hell outside, mainly because the weather is mild, but also because our president is hellbent on getting rid of public lands and you may not be able to hike anywhere by next year. So, REI is helping you get outside with an extra 25% off all their sale items, no code needed.

HOME Goods

Philips Hue Starter Kit | $140 | Amazon

There were a ton of Philips Hue lighting deals over Black Friday, but if you didn’t pull the trigger then, the complete starter kit is back down to $140, which is $60 less than usual, and within $5 of an all-time low. This kit now includes four color changing bulbs rather than the three it used to come with, and you also get a hub that can accommodate up to 50 Hue accessories.

I recommend spending the money you saved on this four-pack of Hue White bulbs, which is back in stock for $50 today. That’s the price Amazon usually charges, but it hasn’t been available for the last few weeks. These bulbs don’t change color, which is fine for places like bathrooms, but you can still control them in all the same ways that you control the color bulbs.

Pelican Elite Coolers | $136-$280 | Amazon

Pelican is probably best known for their high-end camera transporting equipment, but they also make high-end coolers, and they’re all on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.


You can choose from several size and color options in this sale, but they all claim to keep ice frozen for up to 10 days at a time, and have nice touches like a water drain, built-in cupholders, and even a ruler etched onto the lid.

If you’d prefer a soft (or just less expensive) cooler, RTIC’s reader favorites are still on sale from earlier in the week.

It might be too cold to go camping where you live, but with up to 40% off, this Coleman camping sale is worth checking out to stock up for next camping season.


It has a couple of tents, sleeping bags, foldable grill on wheels, and coolers, all marked down to great low prices. This is a Gold Box deal so it will end at the end of the day or when the products sell out, so grab what you need before this deal goes dark.

Philips Sonicare Essence+, $25 after $10 coupon

Philips’ entry-level Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush has long been a reader favorite, and now Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve seen on the sequel, the Essence+.


The big improvement here is the brush head: Rather than the screw-on E-series heads (which have a tendency to collect sludge along the seam), the Essence+ uses standard Sonicare snap-on heads. The upshot is that you get a lot more choices: Philips sells seven different options for different budgets and brushing styles.

For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $10 off the brush’s $35 price tag. We’ve seen this $10 coupon before, but it’s usually subtracting from a $40 starting price. Just note that you won’t see the final price until checkout.

It’s 2017, and your lighter doesn’t need fuel anymore, it just needs to recharge over USB. This Tacklife lighter is the cheapest we’ve ever seen of its kind at $10 (with code JQ2UFWXI).


It doesn’t have a flexible neck like the other Tacklife deal we posted earlier this week, but it can still spark 400 times on a charge from its 220mAh battery. Needless to say, it would be a perfect stocking stuffer.

This beautiful and functional Bodum pour-over coffee maker is marked down to just $17, the cheapest it’s been since October, and an $8 discount from its usual price. This 34-ounce model will make about eight smaller cups of coffee, and has a nice-looking cork collar so you won’t burn your fingers.

Calenders are really underrated holiday gifts. ThinkGeek is taking up to 33% off (yeah, idk) a ton of great ones, like Super Mario Bros., Bob Ross, Star Trek, and more. Most of them come in at the $10 mark, which makes them ideal for stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts.


5 Years of PureVPN | $70
3 Years of NordVPN $99 | Promo code 3ydeal
2 Years of NordVPN | $72 | Promo code 2YSpecial2017
1 Year of NordVPN | $48 | Promo code VIP70

VPNs are in the news a lot lately, and whether you want to hide your tracks, or just watch videos that would otherwise be geoblocked, there are several great deals available out there to get you started.

If you can commit to five years, PureVPN is going to be your best bet at a measly $70, which works out to just $1.17 per month. PureVPN encrypts and obscures all of your internet traffic from everyone from malicious hackers to your ISP to the government, and includes some cool features like a kill switch to automatically disconnect your Wi-Fi if the VPN stops working, as well as split tunneling, which can route some of your traffic through the VPN, while letting the rest go through your ISP as normal.


If you don’t want to commit to the same company for that long, or would just prefer to use a different provider, NordVPN’s holiday offers are still in effect as well:

Lifehacker has recommended Nord in some previous guides, but if you have any firsthand experience with the service, sound off in the comments!

$65 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Hub.


Note: No, this is not the same hub that Logitech is sunsetting. This hub is the replacement for that hub.

The Hub allows you to use your iPhone, Android device, or even an Amazon Echo to control everything a Harmony remote can (which is basically any piece of home theater gear you can think of). So even when you inevitably lose the included remote behind the couch cushions, you’ll still have multiple ways to take control of all of your home theater gear.

Considering the hub alone sells for $85 right now, getting the hub plus a remote for $65 is a pretty stellar deal.