Although my parents would buy me back-to-school clothes, I only recently realized that dressing to impress means little if one's hair is unkempt or a chin is bewhiskered. To make this life lesson easier, we've rounded up some essential toiletry, beauty, and grooming deals.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide 3-in-1 Styler
Price: $13.47 with free in-store pickup
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: Sure, your barber is a nice guy who gives a close shave, but his colorful commentary about Farrah Fawcett isn't worth a slip of his straight-edge. Save money — and a trip to the emergency room — with this home grooming kit. It includes three interchangeable combs, an exchangeable razor cartridge head, and styler.
Oral-B 8850 Professional Care Electric Toothbrush
Price: $35 with $2.97 s&h
Lowest By: $2
Is It Worth It?: Avoid a stern talking to at the dentist's office by buying — and using — this professional electronic toothbrush. This healthy mouth tool features pressure sensors that stop the brush when the user is brushing too hard, 2-minute timer, three modes, and more.
Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue 12-Count 4-Pack
Price: $23.96 via coupon with free shipping
Lowest By: $36
Is It Worth It?: Toilet paper is one of those things you just can't ever have enough of. Pick up this 12-pack of 4-roll, earth friendly bathroom tissue for just $23.96. At 50 cents per roll, you're definitely saving a lot of green. To get this price, click the "Clip this coupon" to take $5 off during checkout, then add the TP to your cart via Subscribe & Save. (Just remember to cancel after your order ships, otherwise you'll be charged for subsequent orders.)
Clinique 7-Piece Fall Gift Set
Price: Free with orders of $23.50 or more
Shipping: $9.95 s&h or free shipping on orders over $50 via coupon code "ES715"
Is It Worth It?: Clinique freebies provide the perfect travel-sized cosmetics for your next trip. This 7-piece gift set includes Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream and Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector, Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Beach Plum, Long Last Lipstick in Bamboo Pink, Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, and a Keepsake Tin. A $65 value, this set will automatically be added to cart once you've spent $23.50.
FragranceX Summer Sale
Discount: Up to 80% off with an extra 10% off via coupon code "TAKE10"
Shipping: Free shipping via coupon code "FREE"
Is It Worth It? Let's be real; sometimes, as you're about to run out the door, you realize that your decision to skip a shower in favor of an extra half hour of sleep was perhaps not entirely wise. At the very least, you can freshen up with a spritz or two of something that smells delicious. Luckily, FragranceX slashes up to 80% off a variety of perfumes and colognes for both men and women. Then, either redeem coupon code "FREE" for free shipping or "TAKE10" for an extra 10% off orders of $60 or more. (These codes don't stack.) The Davidoff Men's Cool Water 2.5-oz. Eau De Toilette Spray (pictured) for $27.91, with free shipping via the above coupon, is a trusted option.
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