38 Relaxing Cyber Monday Beauty and Self-Care Deals (2021)

Muji Large Diffuser

Photograph: Muji

To make your home more cozy, fill it with lots of pictures of your loved ones, some soft lighting, and some relaxing aromas. An oil diffuser like Muji’s makes that last one easy without the use of open flames. You can switch up your scent with whatever essential oil you want. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu loves this model, and it comes in a smaller size if you don’t need one so big. If you have pets, be mindful of oils that are toxic to them.

Tempo Studio

Photograph: Tempo 

Working out at home is the new working out in a gym. The Tempo Studio (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of those new home workout setups. This version from Best Buy includes extra accessories—a wireless heart rate monitor, a recovery roller, two extra collars, and a 25-pound stainless steel and chrome barbell. You will have to pay a $39 per month subscription fee to access the streaming workouts. 

Amazon, REI, Backcountry

I have recently come to realize just how nice it is to lie in a hammock in the sun. If you don’t have an outdoor area to set up a permanent hammock with a stand, or you want to be able to take one with you on camping trips or hikes, we like the ENO DoubleNest that fits two people.

Home safety is important too, and Invisawear offers peace of mind by hiding a panic button charm in a keychain, bracelet, necklace, or scrunchie. When you press it, your location is sent to local authorities and/or preselected contacts from the app. The keychain works for both iPhone and Android users, but the entire thing needs to be replaced when the battery dies (for a discounted $99 price). Check out our guide to the best Personal Safety Devices for more. 

(Use BF30 at Checkout)

If you take a daily birth control pill, you know that you have to take it at the same time every day. You don’t need to spend this kind of money on a case—you could set a daily alarm on your phone, but unfortunately I sometimes turn it off to stop the noise and then forget. Emme connects to an app and sends a few reminders throughout the night. It also offers you the chance to enter flow, mood, and libido levels to see where you’re at and if the pill is working for you.

Hair and Beauty Deals

See our guides to hair straighteners, hair dryers, and beauty gifts.

RevAir Sleigh the Day Essentials Pack

Photograph: RevAir

On a normal day, the RevAir (9/10, WIRED Recommends) alone costs $400, or more if you get the wand holder. We’ve never seen it lower than $349, so this is a good time to finally pull the trigger on a very impressive hair tool that can dry and smooth in one step. This bundle includes a bunch of hair-sectioning clips, a comb, three silk scrunchies, a hair towel, a mist bottle, and a carrying bag.

(Discount Added at Checkout)

Em Cosmetics is Michelle Phan’s makeup line—if you aren’t familiar, she’s one of the original beauty YouTubers. We love this Lip Cushion. It hydrates and feels like a balm, but looks like a glossy lip color.

Amazon (Click the Coupon Button), T3 ($187), Sephora ($187)

This deal started at $187, which is still a pretty good deal on a fancy flat iron that we like, but if you can get it for $175 from Amazon, it’s even better. It has a unique temperature feature that sets the heat—via touch controls on the handle—based on your hair texture (fine, medium, coarse), length (short, medium, long), and whether your hair is color-treated. There’s also a refresh mode for hair touch-ups at a lower temperature.

There are cheaper ways to try heatless curls, but this kit comes from a small, woman-owned business, and it makes a nice gift. It comes with a wooden comb, a spray bottle, and the star of the show: a microfiber and wire curler. You wrap damp hair up in a makeshift bun, and when it dries your hair will be curled without any heat damage. Mileage varies by hair type.

Alleyoop Pen Pal Makeup Pen

Photograph: Alleyoop

(Discount Added at Checkout)

This is the same price we saw during Cyber Week last year, and the rest of the site is 20 percent off too. WIRED reviewer Louryn Strampe was impressed by this little makeup tool. It combines eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil, and highlighter in a design reminiscent of those multi-color pens from elementary school. All the options are intended to make self-care and beauty fun but fast, like the 4-in-1 makeup brush and the blush, bronzer, and highlighter stacked compact.

(Discount Added at Checkout)

Many WIRED staffers are devoted followers of this SPF.  It makes you look glowy, doesn’t leave a white cast, and feels super light on your skin so you’ll actually want to wear it. I haven’t tried other Kinship products yet, but I like this so much that I’ll probably pick up a few more things now that everything is 20 percent off.

We all want what we don’t have. In my case, that’s cute freckles. Thankfully there are countless faux freckle products and DIY hacks out there. Freck is the best one I’ve tried, and a few other WIRED staffers are fans too. Just create a few dots, tap it out with your finger, and redistribute the leftover product to the rest of your face. No one will know they’re fake unless they’re really studying you. The price has gone down since more options became available. You can opt for the XL bottle or the Noir shade, each discounted to $20 ($8 off).

(Use HAPPY25 at Checkout)

I was impressed by the Olive and June Mani Kit I tried during quarantine, and think they’re worth it for anyone who wants to step up their home manicures. There are a few sets available, but the Weekender comes with cuticle serum, a nail file, a buffer, clippers, a plush polish remover, a thin nail brush, hand serum, polish, and the brand’s universal bottle handle, top coat, fast drying drops, and star nail stickers. It would cost significantly more if you got everything individually, and I like the actual products. 

(Discount Added at Checkout)

These are the cutest pimple patches you can get. They work well and come with a nice compact carrying case too. The brand only holds sales a few times per year, so if you’re interested in trying out the patches, now is a good time. The Space Wash is also nice for sensitive skin.

Apparel Deals

See the rest of our favorites in our loungewear roundup.

Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Leggings and Paloma Bra

Photograph: Bret Lemke/Girlfriend

(Discount Added at Checkout)

I could not understand the appeal of pricey leggings until I tried these. They are super high-waisted, feel so slinky and comfortable on, and they fit snugly without being so tight that you want to rip them off. They’re also made of plastic bottles and recycled polyester. I pair mine with the matching Paloma Racerback Bra, which is also discounted to $29 ($13 off).

(Use KANSHA2021 at Checkout)

Everything at independent boutique Kiriko is now 20 percent off. Selections include a wide variety of apparel, kitchenware, bags, and wellness products, but our pick is Kiriko’s versatile handkerchiefs. 

I tried Adidas’s period-proof shorts and loved them. These tights are comfortable to wear while you work out or just lounge around. The company says the protection they offer is just for backup and you should still use a tampon, pad, or cup, but I found the shorts alone to be enough for light days. Just throw them in the washing machine after.

(Use WIRED25 at Checkout)

This company makes some of my favorite pairs of period underwear. If you’re trying to reduce single-use plastics, reusable period underwear is a great place to start.

Subscription Box Deals

I love subscription boxes for gifting someone else or myself. You get at least one or two months of surprises at your door, perfectly curated to your interests.

Horti Plant Subscription

Photograph: Horti

(Enter GREENTHUMB at Checkout)

Whether you want to add greenery to your own home or gift someone else plants, Horti makes it easy with a monthly subscription. Each box comes with the plant carefully wrapped, a puck of potting soil (soak it in water for it to expand), and care instructions. There are pet-friendly and beginner plant options.

You read the price right. This deal gets you your first month completely free. If you want two bags to start, you’ll pay about $13 with the deal. A coffee subscription is great for connoisseurs and novices alike, and Atlas is one of our favorites. You’ll get single-origin beans that come from all over the world and are roasted by Atlas in Austin, Texas. You can choose between light-to-medium or medium-to-dark roasts, or opt for both.

(Use BF2021 at Checkout)

If you love Japanese snacks, Bokksu is one of many themed subscriptions, with each box highlighting a specific theme or region of Japan. The first box’s theme is the country’s seasons. For more options, check out our guide to the Best Snack Subscription Boxes. 

Oral Care Deals

Oral care is self-care. Brushing your teeth might not be the day’s most fun activity, but you have to admit you feel a little more put together with fresh breath, don’t you?

Philips One by Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

Photograph: Philips

Target, Amazon, Best Buy

This is one of our favorite electric toothbrushes. It’s cheap, light, and small, and while it’s not the most powerful brush I’ve ever tried, it offers just enough vibration to aid in your cleaning. This is the rechargeable version, but the AAA battery-operated one is also on sale for $15 ($10 off).

Amazon (Click the Coupon Button), Hum ($49)

The small but mighty Hum is our overall favorite electric toothbrush (9/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s affordable and beats out the Philips in cleaning power. It’s small, so you can scrub your entire tongue and those hard-to-reach back teeth without issue, plus there’s an app if you want to track your habits. The new Hum Smart Rhythm is cheaper (and also discounted this week). It’s battery-powered and has two cleaning modes versus the regular Hum’s three. It has less cleaning power, but it would be good for kids or someone who wants to try an electric brush for the first time.

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