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Hey you! Yeah you, lover of online shopping, discovering new small businesses and — of course — BuzzFeed! Did you know that the BF Shopping Team has a weekly newsletter where our editors take turns sending their favorite product picks directly to your inbox?


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Well, we do! It’s called “Want This” and in my completely biased but nevertheless valid opinion, it’s fantastic! You can sign up below:

But *gasp* if you haven’t been subscribed, you may have missed some of our editors’ fabulous product recommendations. Let’s catch you up!

First up we have some picks from Jasmin Suknanan, our team’s resident finance expert, which is a vibe we desperately need since working on a shopping team and looking at wonderful products all day is ~tempting~ to say the least!

jasmin in front of the golden gate bridge


Jasmin Suknanan / BuzzFeed

In her own words: “I’m a writer on the BuzzFeed Shopping team living in Queens, NY. Sweets are my kryptonite and it really doesn’t help that I’m good at whipping up pretty much any dessert (creme brûlée, anyone?). I love a good budget almost as much as I love trying new coffee. The Aries in me craves adventure and new experiences 24/7. Oh, and my closet is currently 50 shades of plaid because fall is FINALLY upon us and I. AM. READY. You can probably find me reading anything from thrillers to self-help books to contemporary fiction novels, or giving advice on my lifestyle blog weleadoutloud.com. To keep up with me, find me @thejasminsu on Instagram.”

1.

Vitamin C serum from Buttah whose formula is packed with antioxidants that work to brighten and retexture your complexion and give you an all-around glow.

dark bottle of the serum with a dropper


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Buttah is a Black-owned business whose products are all organic and cruelty-free.

Jasmin says: “I wasn’t expecting this serum to be so moisturizing but it covered my skin in all-day hydration (and even made me look a little dewy in the process). My face was very thankful since I was starting to develop dry patches from too-harsh cleansers (rude). Buttah is a Black-owned skincare biz and between you and me, I’ve got my eyes on their whipped body butter. 👀”

Get it from Buttah for $39.

2.

Madagascar Vanilla Coffee from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., because it’s likely your love for coffee is matched only by your love for dogs, and a portion of all profits go to rescue organizations!

bag of coffee next to an iced coffee


Jasmin Suknanan / BuzzFeed

Jasmin says: “This brand combines two of my favorite things: dogs and coffee!! A portion of the sales gets donated to rescue initiatives for doggos who need a home (love it!! 🐶). So I just had to snatch up their seasonal Madagascar vanilla coffee flavor for my next cup of cold brew. This stuff smells like dessert heaven and has a nutty-vanilla taste.”

Get it from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. for $13.99 (available in whole bean or ground).

3.

Some astrological coasters from StudioSuna on Etsy for anyone out there who won’t stop asking their friends about their birth time so they can look at their full chart.

wood cross-section coasters painted with constellations and "sun," "moon," and "rising"


Jasmin Suknanan

Jasmin says: “I have a deep understanding (and love) for astrology. I own way too many books on the Zodiac signs and read horoscopes more often than I read my own emails (and I’m an obsessive email checker, FYI). These coasters are practical, as I use them daily when enjoying an iced drink, and they feel super personal since they have my sun, moon, and rising signs. ♈️♉️♌️ They have a rustic charm, too, since they’re made of wood.”

Get them from StudioSuna on Etsy for $6 (available in all the signs in sun, moon, and rising styles).

4.

A liquid lipstick from Mented Cosmetics, pictured below in the shade “Blacker the Berry,” whose velvety matte finish will keep your lips poppin’ all day without making them feel too dry.

jasmin in dark red matte lipstick


Jasmin Suknanan

Mented is a Black woman-owned business whose lipsticks are all vegan, paraben-free, nontoxic, and cruelty free.

Jasmin says: “I love a dark lip for the fall (my fave season). This lipstick is a beautiful deep cranberry color that I JUST CAN’T WAIT to pair with jewel-toned knit sweaters. It’s from Mented, which is a Black-owned beauty brand. The lipstick is matte but it leaves a soft, comfortable feeling on your lips so I can’t wait to order more of their shades! 💄”

Get it from Mented Cosmetics for $20 (available in five colors).

On Jasmin’s wishlist right now? A nifty mini lighthouse craft kit, a splurge-worthy cutout jumpsuit, a pretty Parisian paint-by-numbers kit, and a cozy elbow patch sweater.

Next we have some picks from John Mihaly whose deep well of ’80s and ’90s pop culture knowledge never ceases to amaze me and who once wore an Andre Agassi Halloween costume to the office that was so good, it was like he was in the room.

john holding his kid over his shoulder in a park


John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

In his own words: “I’m a BuzzFeed Shopping Editor who resides in Brooklyn, NY with my wife, my 1.5-year-old son, and our dog, Rocket. I’ve had the chance to cover a little bit of everything in my career as an editor (gear and gadgets, high-end spirits, celebrities, the wedding industry, professional wrestling, you name it). But I somehow always manage to end up working on whatever is most relevant to my life at the moment. Right now that’s dad-stuff, dog-stuff, and dude-stuff. Dad jokes used to be a hobby for me but now they’re just a way of life. Otherwise, I’m into ’80s movies, cartoons, and toys, ’90s music, men’s fashion, reading comics, and watching sports (well, maybe not so much this year but still, Let’s Go Mets!). Follow my dog on Instagram @rocketpomeranian because she’s way more entertaining than me.”

5.

A “Justine” T-Shirt from Boss Trés Bien to prove you know more about ’90s Brit Pop than anyone else in the room. Not specifically a fan of Justine Frischmann and Elastica (not sure how you couldn’t be)? Check out their wealth of musician tees to find one that speaks — nay — sings to you.

john wearing a t-shirt printed with an illustration of Justine Frischmann


John Mihaly

John says: “As a fan of ’90s Britpop, Elastica’s self-titled debut album remains an all-time favorite of mine. I also had a huge crush on their lead singer Justine Frischmann (magazine cover in my school locker and everything). Anyway, for the past year and a half, Boss Trés Bien has been creating original artwork and insightful bios of musicians posted every day on Instagram. Some of these have been turned into T-shirts including the one I’m wearing. I even got a matching Damon Albarn for my wife (If you know, you know).”

Get it from Boss Trés Bien for $27 (available in adult sizes S–5XL and kid’s sizes XS–L).

6.

Clixo magnetic building toys to keep your kiddo (and let’s be honest, you) entertained and creative during indoor play time.

the flexible plastic and magnetic toys, some stuck together and gently bent to form a sphere


John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

The starter set comes with 18 pieces in six different shapes.

John says: “Getting to test out new toys ‘for my son’ is probably the best part of my job. Combine origami, building blocks, and magnets and you’ve got Clixo. These are so fun to play with (and satisfying when you hear and feel the magnets click together). And since they’re for ages 3+ I get to enjoy them for another year or so before most of the pieces vanish under my child’s care.”

Get it from Clixo for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

7.

A case of Pricklee Superfruit Water for anyone who needs a fun drink at some point during the day but are looking to amicably break up with soda.

cans of pricklee fruit water next to one that's a dark pink color poured into a glass


John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

John says: “I think I finally found my go-to beverage to get me through the day! These Pricklee Superfruit Waters are made from prickly pears, come in three unique flavors, are low in calories and sugar but high in hydration. And they taste great! No carbonation, just water in a can. Best of all, they’re helping me kick my at-home soda habit.”

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $34.95 (available in three flavors).

8.

Collage-style art prints like Tigre and Puma Lady from Moon Patrol so you can add some new friends to your art collection. Yes, I call all of my prints “friends,” what of it?

framed collage prints of a woman's head divided by a tiger's and a woman's head divided by a puma's


John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

John says: “One of my favorite artists that I follow on IG is @moon_patrol, who works in this collage-style using some familiar and some not-so-familiar imagery that feel like nightmarish versions of vintage pulp magazine covers. I bought ‘Tigre’ first but realized she needed a partner that was ‘Puma Lady’ (who’s actually Ruby Dee).”

Get them from Moon Patrol: Tigre for $75+ (available framed or unframed) and Puma Lady for $75+ (available framed or unframed).

On John’s wishlist right now? A Prince x Batman trading card, a Ripley-tastic hardcover copy of The Making of Aliens, a “Support Good Times” crew neck, and a unique pair of Sony T-120 VHS tape–inspired sneakers.

And now some picks from AnaMaria Glavan, whose fashion posts are always swoon-worthy. When offices were a thing, I also used to ask to raid her drawer of cosmetics for spare lotion whenever I needed it, so thanks for the office moisture and memories, AnaMaria!

anamaria holding an icy beverage


AnaMaria Glavan

In her own words: “I’m a BuzzFeed Editor from Queens, New York, and the bulk of my daily conversations revolve around my French Bulldog. I’m a self-proclaimed expert on donuts and denim, and spend hours giving my friends unasked for opinions on both. I’m a Scorpio but don’t ask what my rising sign is.”

9.

A Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask to stop painful acne in its tracks as a full mask or as a spot treatment. Just because it’s an adorable pink color doesn’t mean it’s not effective!

pink clay mask in its container


Sand & Sky

AnaMaria Says: “I’m always wary of brands that have been hyped up on Instagram. I’m just a natural skeptic. But this Sand & Sky pink clay mask!? I understand why so many people have been raving about it. My acne has thankfully calmed down in the past few years, but I still get breakouts about ~once a month~. When I see some pimples forming, I apply this before bed and when I wake up in the morning, all spots are visibly reduced and it’s great at helping cystic acne come to a head (ew). It also helps… take away that deep pimple pain? If you know, you know. Definitely moisturize after using this as it can be a bit drying due to the clay formula.”

Get it from Amazon for $49.

10.

Organic Pearl Hoop Earrings from Mejuri to add a touch of casual elegance to your everyday outfits. These are big enough to stand out over video calls but not *so* big that they’ll weigh you down. Perfection.

model wearing a gold hoop earring with a large pearl on the end


Mejuri

AnaMaria says: “I actually received these a few months ago and am still raving about ’em today. I feel naked without earrings and am always wearing small gold hoops (also from Mejuri, also highly recommend). But when I want to switch it up? I absolutely love these pearl hoops. They feel dressy without being over-the-top, are super lightweight and don’t pull down my lobes, plus have a classic design that are still slightly more unique than the plain gold hoops I typically wear.”

Get them from Mejuri for $85.

11.

Split Nutrition nut butter and fruit spread packs so you can have a tasty little snack in your bag with you wherever you may roam.

split pack of almond butter and strawberry spread reading "gluten free" and "plant based"


Walmart

AnaMaria says: “I hate trying to figure out the perfect ratio between almond butter and blueberry jam on my morning toast. These packs make it so simple: just knead, squeeze, spread, you’re done. These are great if you’re constantly moving around and are tiny enough to throw in your bag.”

Get a 10-pack of almond butter and strawberry spread Split pouches from Walmart for $16.50 (originally $24.99).

On AnaMaria’s wishlist right now? Some groovy white ankle boots, a collection of nostalgia-inducing Goosebumps books, a murder mystery puzzle book, and a personalized picnic set.

And finally some picks from Abby Kass whose accessory game is always on point and whose puppy pictures she’s been sharing over the last year have really been making my day (see for yourself below!).

abby posing by a fountain


Abby Kass

In her own words: “I’m a BuzzFeed Shopping writer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who owns what others might consider farrr too many pairs of shoes (but I say you can never really have enough, amiright??). I enjoy writing about fashion, home decor, or anything that looks nice and expensive (I love a good deal!). I’m a Midwest girl at heart and proudly say ‘ope’ in everyday conversations. I’m obsessed with anything pretty and floral, am basically always down for ice cream (or custard, which is 100x better IMO), and have been listening to Six the Musical cast recording on loop to fill the Broadway-shaped hole in my heart (I used to see SO many shows before quarantine started). When I’m not shopping for my job, I’m usually shopping for myself, working out (ILY Obé Fitness), reading, binge watching something (The Americans and Emily and Paris are my current faves), or playing with my family’s new puppy. If you need help finding a specific style of clothing, activewear recs, or just want to share pretty things you find, come be friends with me on Instagram at @abby_kass.”

12.

The Carver Tassel Earrings from The Tiny Tassel for anyone who can’t help but make a statement with whatever jewelry they don. These handmade beauties are head-turners for sure.


Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, The Tiny Tassel

The Tiny Tassel is a Black woman–owned business based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Abby says: “I LOVE statement earrings. One of my friends and I even started using the phrase #BigEarringEnergy because we feel a powerful statement earring can really give you a confidence boost. I stumbled on The Tiny Tassel, a Black woman-owned small business, and fell in love with all their super fun earrings, clothes, and accessories. I love that these earrings are lightweight, stylish, and really go with anything. They’re my first, but def not my last purchase from this shop.”

Get them from The Tiny Tassel for $34 and shop all of their handmade jewelry here.


Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, The Tiny Tassel

The Tiny Tassel is a Black woman–owned business based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Abby says: “I LOVE statement earrings. One of my friends and I even started using the phrase #BigEarringEnergy because we feel a powerful statement earring can really give you a confidence boost. I stumbled on The Tiny Tassel, a Black woman-owned small business, and fell in love with all their super fun earrings, clothes, and accessories. I love that these earrings are lightweight, stylish, and really go with anything. They’re my first, but def not my last purchase from this shop.”

Get them from The Tiny Tassel for $34 and shop all of their handmade jewelry here.

13.

Infinity Glide Sneakers from Avre if you want a pair of shoes that are as comfortable as they are stylish. Their knit material is made from recycled water bottles and moves with your feet, and their classic black and white colorway means they’ll go with just about everything.

abby's feet in black and white knit sneakers with a chunky heel and elastic laces


Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

Abby says: “These sneakers from Avre are my current favorite pair of shoes. I’ve had them for a couple months now, and I wear them almost every day. Since they’re made of knit fabric, they stretch right onto your foot and are super comfortable. Plus, the chunky heel adds a bit of extra style. I mostly wear them with leggings and joggers (because that’s what I live in), but I have worn them with jeans too. They do run big, so I would size down a half size. I also love that they’re made from recycled water bottles, as I’ve been trying to be a little more conscious with my purchases.

Get them from Avre for $145 (available in women’s sizes 5–10).

14.

An avo-doggo toast chew toy from P.L.A.Y., because COME ON! Is this not the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? Recreate this moment with your own pup, much to the delight of everyone you’ll inevitably send the photos to.

puppy playing with an avocado toast chew toy


Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

Abby says: “My parents adopted a sweet lab mix puppy recently, and I am already spoiling her (I mean, just look at that face!). Did she absolutely need an avocado toast toy? No. But could I pass it up when I saw it at a local shop? Absolutely not. I think she gives it a stamp of approval, as well. The avocado slices crinkle, and the toast has a squeaker inside, so it really does keep her occupied for a while. Plus, it costs less than the average avocado toast on any menu in NYC.”

Get it from P.L.A.Y. for $9.50 (available in six brunch items).

15.

Soul S-FIT Wireless Earbuds so you’re not tethered directly to your phone whenever you’re trying to run and listen to your pump-up music.

small wireless earbuds in their charging base attached to a carabiner


Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

Abby says: “I’ve been an avid Obé Fitness user for over a year now, but have def upped my workout game since quarantine started. I usually try and squeeze in a workout early in the morning, during lunch, or right after I’m done with work. And since I’m never home alone, my workout used to be a little disruptive. That is, until I invested in these wireless headphones. I liked these because they’re not terribly expensive (compared to others on the market) and have some features specifically designed for workout (water- and sweat-proof, stay put in your ears, and are noise-cancelling). They connect to my computer and phone super easily and bring my workout right into my ears so I can get it done quietly.”

Get them from Amazon for $63.99 (available in six colors).

On Abby’s wishlist right now? An adorable cross-body bag, a modern pair of handmade earrings from a Latinx-owned small biz, a mini ~happy things~ print, and some cult-fave Girlfriend Collective leggings.

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