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We write about hundreds of products each week. Here, in our version of the Sunday circular, we’ve plucked some of our recent favorites: expert-recommended essentials, life-changing stuff you didn’t know you needed, newly launched gizmos, and very good deals we uncovered while trawling through the vast online-shopping universe — including Kacey Musgraves’s “golden-hour” perfume, Rob Lowe’s sleep aid (that’s better than melatonin), and a blackhead-busting toner.
For two decades, Strategist tech writer Jordan McMahon has played on portable consoles, which eventually led him to this modern take on retro gaming known as the Analogue Pocket. Released at the end of 2021, this device features a 3.5-inch LCD, which packs a resolution of 1600×1440, so it’s “even higher pixels per inch than any iPhone,” he says.
A self-confessed “fragrance freak,” Strategist writer Dominique Pariso spotted Kacey Musgraves’s perfume collection in an Instagram Story and identified the five bottles. One of these is the Sun Card by Marissa Zappas, who happens to be one of Pariso’s all-time favorite perfumers. Zappas describes the scent as “ceremonial, regal, fresh,” while Pariso adds that “it feels like golden hour.”
strategist/_components/clay-paragraph/instances/clej3towj00ea3b6v48qhdfhi@published” data-word-count=”77″While this hand sanitizer isn’t a decadent perfume, it could pass for one with its sleek packaging. As seen in our guide to the best hand sanitizers, Touchland is the top-rated mist option for its formula, which contains 70 percent ethyl alcohol, plus aloe and glycerin for moisture and hydration. Addy, the registered nurse and content creator behind @skincareinscrubs, says that unlike gel sanitizers, the mist doesn’t leave behind any tacky film or dry out her cuticles.
Strategist contributor Chris Black is back with a new installment of his column containing advice for all your personal-style predicaments,