I Spend 8 Hours a Day on Amazon, and This Is Everything I'm Buying From Its Presidents Day Sale

Including New Balance sneakers, Levi’s jeans, and a Madewell handbag.

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I Spend 8 Hours a Day on Amazon, and This Is Everything I’m Buying From Its Presidents’ Day Sale
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As a shopping writer who covers all things Amazon, I spend all day, every day scouring the site for the best sales and deals. I've discovered tons of hidden features, under-the-radar curations, and lesser-known landing pages over the years — so when major sale events come around, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to find the best discounts in them. And lucky for you, I'm sharing my expertise this weekend by revealing the 10 items I'm adding to my cart from Amazon's Presidents Day sale.

My shopping list includes fashion pieces, beauty products, and home goods from brands like Dr. Martens, NYX, and Barefoot Dreams. And because I'm a writer on a budget, I stuck to items on sale for less than $115. Unfortunately, deals this good don't tend to last, so I recommend taking advantage of them sooner rather than later.

Keep scrolling to check out my 10 favorite Amazon Presidents Day deals on fashion, beauty, and home items:

NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue

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I've been wanting to try out the NYX Professional Makeup Brow Glue for a while, so when I saw the popular product was on sale for $3, I had to get it.The clear gel holds your brows in place for up to 16 hours, according to the brand, thanks to the powerful, flake-free formula. One Amazon shopper said it's the only product that can make their "unruly eyebrow hairs lie down and behave," while another called it "stronger than other brow gels."

Shop now: $3 (Originally $8); amazon.com

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Silver Twist Hoops

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Meet the versatile earrings of my dreams: the Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Silver Twist Hoops. They're made with both gold and silver, so I can pair them with virtually any piece of jewelry in my collection. Plus, they're the perfect size to make a statement without being too much. And right now, you can get them for half off.

Shop now: $23 (Originally $45); amazon.com

Core 10 by Reebok Quarter-Zip Faux-Shearling Jacket

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Cozy fleece pullovers are pretty much the only thing I want to wear these days, so I had to add the Core 10 by Reebok Quarter-Zip Faux-Shearling Jacket to my cart. Available in sizes XXS through 4X, it has a subtle ski lodge-inspired print across the chest and arms, mesh-lined side pockets, and a boxy, oversized fit — and I don't know what element I love most. Good luck choosing between the four colors.

Shop now: $32 (Originally $75); amazon.com

Levi's Premium Wedgie Icon Fit Jeans

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Hilary Duff, Adele, and Emma Roberts have all been spotted wearing Levi's Premium Wedgie Icon Fit Jeans, and I want in on the action. I'll wear these high-waisted, straight-leg jeans with an oversized tee and sneakers for a casual look or dress them up with a flowy blouse and heeled sandals. And, as one shopper importantly pointed out, "They're very flattering on the butt, as the name implies." You didn't need the 44 percent discount to convince me.

Shop now: $50 (Originally $90); amazon.com

Stoney Clover Lane Mini Pouch

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Between its faux-shearling lining and gold hardware, the Stoney Clover Lane Mini Pouch immediately caught my attention. At 5 inches tall by 4.75 inches long, it's large enough to fit small beauty products, medicine, headphones, and, of course, hand sanitizer — and just deep enough to stack multiple products side-by-side. FYI, the pouch is currently sold out on the Stoney Clover site. So not only can you find it in stock on Amazon, but you'll also save 20 percent.

Shop now: $54 (Originally $68); amazon.com

New Balance 997H V1 Lifestyle Sneaker

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I recently got my first pair of New Balance sneakers, and they're easily the most comfortable shoes I own. That's why I'm taking this opportunity to get another pair on sale. I've got my eye on the New Balance 997H V1 Lifestyle Sneakers, which are currently 34 percent off. They're mainly gray and white with pops of purple and blue, so I plan to style them as a statement piece with neutral outfits this spring.

Shop now: $60 (Originally $90); amazon.com

Dr. Martens Clarissa Sandal

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I'm a big fan of Dr. Martens boots and have been wanting to try out the brand's sandals. The Clarissa Sandals have the same platform that I know and love as the boots, just with thick leather straps rather than a full upper. You can wear these chunky sandals with sweats, jeans, and even dresses. Like all Dr. Martens shoes, the sandals will need "considerable breaking in" to eventually become "very comfortable footwear," a reviewer wrote.

Shop now: $99 (Originally $130); amazon.com

Barefoot Dreams Contrast Trim Throw Blanket

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A new, super soft blanket is always a good idea, and the Barefoot Dreams Contrast Trim Throw is the perfect pick for 32 percent off. Made from a machine washable polyester microfiber, it's 60 inches long by 45 inches wide and would look great on the living room couch or as an extra layer on the bed. Right now, you'll have the choice of eight colors, but many of them are already selling out.

Shop now: $100 (Originally $147); amazon.com

Opt Toile de Jouy Dress

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Every spring wardrobe needs a flowy midi dress, and I can't stop thinking about this floral one from Opt. It has a slight sweetheart neckline, adjustable straps, a bustier bodice, and a smocked elastic back panel with ruffle details across the neckline and hemline. Pair it with flat sandals and a jean jacket for a casual weekend get-together or dress it up with strappy heels and hoop earrings.

Shop now: $111 (Originally $158); amazon.com

Madewell Transport Camera Bag Woven

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Madewell's leather handbags are already affordably priced, and now you can get one for even less. I'm especially a fan of the Woven Transport Bag, which has an adjustable crossbody strap and is big enough to fit everything I need for the day without feeling too clunky. Plus, the camel-colored leather is the perfect neutral tone to complement colorful outfits this spring.

Shop now: $111 (Originally $148); amazon.com

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