COVID-19 or the Coronavirus outbreak has impacted the way most people live their lives today. A number of employees have began working from home to avoid catching the virus. Unfortunately, not everyone has this luxury and some employees have been forced out of work due to shutdowns and closed businesses. However, not all employees are at risk, as some retailers have promised to keep supporting their employees throughout this challenging time. Buzzfeed recently reported on the awesome retailers and brands who support their employees throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and how they’ve helped their workers. Some of these brands include Nordstrom, Sephora, and Best Buy. In today’s list of curated recommendations, we bring you everything that’s on sale from these retailers.
Retail giant Nordstrom released a statement last week in relation to how Coronavirus or COVID-19 has impacted operations. While stores have shut down, the retail company still operates its online business. In addition, the company announced, “Since March 17, we’ve provided ongoing pay and benefits to all Nordstrom store employees impacted by our temporary store closures. We’re able to offer our store employees an additional week of pay through April 5, as well as benefits through April 30.” Nordstrom also announced that while they decided to furlough a part of their corporate employee base for six weeks beginning April 5, these employees will still receive full benefits. Nordstrom customers can continue to shop at their favorite store, except this time, through the company’s website. Here are some Spring Sale deals to grab at Nordstrom right now.
1. RACHEL PARCELL Tiered Ruffle Long Sleeve Lace Midi Dress in Pink Peach
Style blogger Rachel PArcell lends her dainty aesthetic to this charming mesh dress that’s decked with ruffles and lace. It features a square neck, long sleeves with elastic cuffs, and a hidden back-zip closure. It is partially lined and made of 100% polyester. Get 30% for a limited time at Nordstrom.
2. COACH Originals Leather Turnlock Pouch
The Coach Originals Leather Turnlock Pouch is an archival-inspired bag that celebrates both the brand’s longstanding legacy in leather work and its New York heritage. The bag is crafted from soft glove-tanned leather and features a dangling hangtag that gives a unique flair. The bag also features a turnlock flap closure, adjustable crossbody strap, exterior slip pocket, interior zip pockets, and card slot. Get 40% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
3. TREASURE & BOND Poppy Espadrille Wedge Sandal
A wide strap at the ankle secures this espadrille-style wedge that provides just enough lift for the warm weather days. It features a 3 1/2-inch heel, a 3/4″ platform, and a 3 1/2-inch strap height. It has an adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure and a leather upper/synthetic lining and sole. Get 35% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
4. KATE SPADE NEW YORK That Sparkle Round Stud Earrings
These charming perfect-for-Spring stud earrings from Kate Spade New York feature glistening cubic zirconia enveloped in scalloped, plated bezels. It has a 3/8″ length and a post back. Get 30% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
5. LANCÔME Glossy Lips Full Size L’Absolu Gloss Set
Take advantage of Nordstrom’s Spring Sale and get your hands on this limited edition set from Lancome, featuring two full-size L’Absolu Gloss lip glosses that leave your lips looking refreshed, hydrated, and plumped throughout the season. It features a vitamin-enriched formula that satisfies your skin’s needs while satisfying your makeup desires! It comes with a soft-tip, high-precision applicator that requires only one stroke to cover your lips. Comes in shades Beige Muse 222 and Escapade Sheer 222. Get 40% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
Sephora is another company that’s committed to helping out employees during the COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis. They announced that while all of their US stores have been temporarily closed, their website and mobile app remain operational. In addition, the company announced that they will continue to provide base pay for all store employees for scheduled shifts during the duration of the closure. As Sephora continues its operations online, we’ve rounded up some essential skincare products that are currently on sale. Grab these deals today.
1. MURAD Advanced Active Radiance® Serum
This fast-acting treatment serum from Murad features the brand’s unique Resilient-C Complex™ that rapidly boosts radiance and undos the visible signs of environmental damage. The paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free formula contains twice the brighteners needed to boost radiance and eliminate signs of environmental damage. It features a highly stable vitamin C with 50 times more potency to help support natural collagen production and protect against free radical damage. It also contains Hexapeptide-2 and Indian fig to boost skin clarity and support natural cell renewal. Meanwhile, Ectoin and green tea extract boosts the cellular defense system to fight free radical damage. Get 40% for a limited time at Sephora.
2. COVER FX Super Power Antioxidant Booster Drops
Nourish your skin at home with these richly-hydrating drops from Cover FX, which is powered by superfoods and antioxidants for radiance and 24-hour hydration. It features a lightweight serum formula that is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free. It delivers powerful antioxidant protection from Astaxanthin to soothe skin, reduce visible redness, and protect against premature aging. Its emollients and humectants from superfruit and hydrating oils from Cranberry Seed, Raspberry Seed, Goji Berry, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Jojoba, Marula, Grapeseed, and Rosehip Seed Oil provide hydration. Get 30% for a limited time at Sephora.
3. KATE SOMERVILLE Kx Active Concentrates Ceramides + Omegas Serum
Especially designed to calm and soothe skin as it hydrates, nourish, and protects, Kate Somerville’s Kx Active Concentrates Ceramides + Omegas Serum comes in a lightweight serum formula that combats dryness. It contains Bio-active Phyto-omegas that helps the skin barrier to defend against aggressors, support skin function, and improve EFA absorption. It also contains ceramides to support the skin’s protective barrier, enhancing moisturization, and helps defend against environmental aggressors. Its Tasmannia Lanceolate Fruit Extract works on sensitive skin to reduce the feeling of burning. This formula is free of sulfates, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. Get 50% off for a limited time at Sephora.
4. CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Kit
Fight acne with Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Kit, a three-piece set that includes the Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel with Salicylic Acid, a treatment that clears blemishes thanks to its medicated ingredients, the mild, medicated Cleansing Foam that effectively removes dirt and oil, and the Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Gel, an oil-free hydrator that balances and refreshes the skin. Get 50% off for a limited time at Sephora.
5. SEPHORA COLLECTION Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying
Every now and then, our skin needs a little detox. This Purifying and Mattifying Mud Mask from Sephora Collection harnesses the power of zinc and copper to purify and cleanse the skin. It’s made of these ingredients and white clay to cleanse and purify pores, absorb excess sebum, and reduce the appearance of blemishes without drying the skin. Get 50% off for a limited time at Sephora.
Tech and gadgets store Best Buy has also announced a change in the way they do their business as Coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to impact the global community. The retail store has announced that they have now provided contactless curbside service for purchases that are to be picked up in the store and has offered free doorstep delivery. As for their employees, they are working on a voluntary basis and those who do come to work are given a temporary pay increase. As for those who are staying home due to illness, they will be given paid off days while those who need to stay home to care for their children will also get paid days off. For those who are staying home during this crucial time, we’ve rounded up some work-at-home essentials and entertaining essentials to keep busy while we stay at home and try to flatten the curve.
1. Microsoft Surface Book 2
Get work done even at home with the Microsoft Surface Book 2, with an intuitive 13.5″ Touch-Screen PixelSense™, an Intel Core i5 processor, an *GB memory and 256GB SSD. Comes with a Windows 10 Pro operating system. This laptop is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by customers and you can save $200 for a limited time at Best Buy.
2. Toshiba 43″ Class LED 2160p Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR, Fire TV Edition
If you’re looking to upgrade your home entertainment system while everyone’s at home, consider the Toshiba 43-inch Smart UHD TV. It features a built in Fire TV experience that lets you stream content on your home screen. You can connect any HD antenna to watch live over-the-air TV, or stream movies and shows from Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO and more. It provides enhanced 4K HDR picture with a LED TV that performs well in all lighting conditions. It’s powered by a Quad-core CPU/Multi-core GPU for responsive streaming and can be controlled via voice with Alexa. It’s rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by customers at Best Buy.
3. Levoit 361 Sq. Ft Smart Air Purifier in White
Keep the air in your home clean with the Levoit Smart Air Purifier, which features a three-stage filtration system that traps dust, smoke, and airborne contaminants. It features a customizable schedule that lets you preset activation times for added functions. The smart HEPA air purifier features 3 filters to trap dust, adsorb smoke, and capture up to 99.97% of airborne contaminants as small as 0.3 microns. It can be controlled via voice using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. Shop at Best Buy.
4. ProForm Pro 5000 Treadmill in Gray/Black
With gyms closed, this may be the right time to invest in your own home gym. Begin with the ProForm Pro 5000 Treadmill, which gives you access to as much as 50 onboard workouts and ready-to-go professional training programs. It features a grip pulse heart rate sensors in the handlebars so you can keep track of your heart rate while you train. It is powered by a 3.75 CHP Mach Z commercial motor that provides a high level of inertia for a smooth, powerful workout without the noise. The treadmill is equipped with a 10-inch HD touch-screen display that ets you easily follow instructions from your trainer and monitor your training statistics. Its ProShox cushioning on the tread belt provides extra comfort. Get $600 off for a limited time at Best Buy.
5. Instant Pot Duo Nova 6-Quart 7-in-1, One-Touch Multi-Cooker in Silver
Cook delicious meals without the hassle with the Instant Pot Duo Nova pressure cooker, which features 6-quart capacity so you can cook for the entire family! It features 14 one-touch smart programs to simplify cooking and result in amazing dishes every time. It also features 10 built-in safety features, including overheat protection and a safety lock so you know it’s safe to use around the family. It’s a great tool that combines 7 appliances in one one neat package: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer. Save $20 for a limited time at Best Buy.
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