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1.

An internet-beloved time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors to remind you to stay hydrated during the day and know exactly how much you drank — v important considering how distracted your busy schedule can make you.


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Promising review: “I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car’s cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too.” —Alicia

Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 13 colors).


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Promising review: “I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car’s cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too.” —Alicia

Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 13 colors).

2.

A podiatrist-level toenail clipper to quickly and easily take care of thicker toenails and ingrown ones that seemed to wait until literally the day you turned 30 to come out to play.

Reviewer holding up the small plier-shaped toenail clippers with pointed edges


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Promising review: “I am on my feet a lot and I had two nails that had thickened to the point where I couldn’t use the regular nail clippers any more because they didn’t open far enough. I had nail scissors but they weren’t nearly strong enough. I’m not going to lie — I was getting really self conscious about them in addition to the fact that my shoes were getting more and more uncomfortable. I found these clippers and tried them out and I couldn’t believe how smoothly they cut through my super thick nails. I thought I was going to have to apply a lot of pressure but the blades just slid right through. One of the best purchases I’ve made in awhile!” —Katie D.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

3.

A reviewer-beloved, aloe vera-based curl refresher spray, because you’ve got enough on your plate to worry about revamping your entire wash ‘n go when you can rehydrate without frizz with this instead.


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The Fro Experts is a Georgia-based, Black woman-owned natural haircare brand on Etsy formulated for type 3 and 4 hair textures.

Psst — this is meant to be used in place of water as a refresher, but per the brand, can be used right after conditioning as the “liquid” portion of the LOC method in your wash ‘n go or as a detangler.

Promising review: “OMG and AMEN … seriously, I have TRUE 4c hair and I have never in my 36 years experienced a true 100% natural/organic hair product, and for this to be my first time I’m beyond impressed. So pleased with my 2-year-old daughter’s hair as well 🙂 Product does EVERYTHING its described to do :-).” —Rosanna Quinones

Get it from The Fro Experts on Etsy for $22.


The Fro Experts/Etsy

The Fro Experts is a Georgia-based, Black woman-owned natural haircare brand on Etsy formulated for type 3 and 4 hair textures.

Psst — this is meant to be used in place of water as a refresher, but per the brand, can be used right after conditioning as the “liquid” portion of the LOC method in your wash ‘n go or as a detangler.

Promising review: “OMG and AMEN … seriously, I have TRUE 4c hair and I have never in my 36 years experienced a true 100% natural/organic hair product, and for this to be my first time I’m beyond impressed. So pleased with my 2-year-old daughter’s hair as well 🙂 Product does EVERYTHING its described to do :-).” —Rosanna Quinones

Get it from The Fro Experts on Etsy for $22.

4.

A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen for sensitive teeth and gums that can help lighten up years’ worth of stains from coffee, tea, wine, or just … you know. Existing as a human with teeth.


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^^ That is my human face making that awkward “look at my teeth!!” grimace up there. I am very vigilant about using teeth whitening toothpaste twice a day, but it’s truly no match for my tea/dessert consumption, I suppose. I used this pen maybe five times over the course of a week in between the before and after on this (you’re supposed to use it more often than that, but I am lazy and forgetful). It didn’t irritate my gums and all, it doesn’t have a weird after taste, and it’s also just, like. FAST. I wasn’t expecting to see results so quickly. I use the pen once or twice a week now just to maintain it. Very little hassle and extremely worth the money.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (clip “10% off” coupon on product page for this price).


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^^ That is my human face making that awkward “look at my teeth!!” grimace up there. I am very vigilant about using teeth whitening toothpaste twice a day, but it’s truly no match for my tea/dessert consumption, I suppose. I used this pen maybe five times over the course of a week in between the before and after on this (you’re supposed to use it more often than that, but I am lazy and forgetful). It didn’t irritate my gums and all, it doesn’t have a weird after taste, and it’s also just, like. FAST. I wasn’t expecting to see results so quickly. I use the pen once or twice a week now just to maintain it. Very little hassle and extremely worth the money.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (clip “10% off” coupon on product page for this price).

5.

A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can rest easy with your nightly glass of Pinot knowing you’ve spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.


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It’s also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you’re treating the whole bottle at once. Once it’s in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

Promising review: “I became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I’m still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go.” —CastawayIrons

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


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It’s also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you’re treating the whole bottle at once. Once it’s in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

Promising review: “I became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I’m still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go.” —CastawayIrons

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

6.

A stainless-steel tongue scraper that a lot of reviewers bought to prevent bad breath, but ended up loving even *more* because it made their mouth feel so squeaky clean (and in a lot of cases, made their taste buds experience flavor a lot more intensely!).


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Promising review: “I have entered into a new era of oral hygiene with this product. I’ve always brushed by tongue each time I brush my teeth but I couldn’t help but feel that it was a futile attempt at controlling the growing white carpet on my tongue. Enter cheap plastic tongue scrapers. They were clunky, broke easily, and produced minimal results. Soon, I gave up and returned to my tongue brushing. Then I spotted this product. It arrived and I immediately tried it out. The design makes it easy to reach the back of the tongue with minimal gagging. The first scrape produced particularly nasty results on the metal tool. After the first pass, you get diminishing returns. Two or three swipes is all it takes to have a clean tongue.” —The Yodler

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.58.


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Promising review: “I have entered into a new era of oral hygiene with this product. I’ve always brushed by tongue each time I brush my teeth but I couldn’t help but feel that it was a futile attempt at controlling the growing white carpet on my tongue. Enter cheap plastic tongue scrapers. They were clunky, broke easily, and produced minimal results. Soon, I gave up and returned to my tongue brushing. Then I spotted this product. It arrived and I immediately tried it out. The design makes it easy to reach the back of the tongue with minimal gagging. The first scrape produced particularly nasty results on the metal tool. After the first pass, you get diminishing returns. Two or three swipes is all it takes to have a clean tongue.” —The Yodler

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.58.

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A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands


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FWIW re: scars, though, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I’d stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night.

Promising review: “I love this stuff! I love how it makes my skin look and feel. I initially purchased this to even out my skin tone and help with stretch marks on my chest. Now I primarily use it as a nighttime moisture on my face, neck and chest and twice daily on rough areas like my knees and elbows which it has helped tremendously. I also use it under my makeup and sometimes mix a few drops with my BB cream or foundation for a dewy look. I would seriously bath in this stuff if I could! I’ve got my coworker and acne-prone boyfriend using it too. ABOUT ME: Mid-thirties with normal to combination skin.” —PB Hunny

Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in three sizes).

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Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, because TBH, we’ve all wasted too many years and too much money looking for the ~holy grail~ mascara. This one is less than $5 and will give you such instant length you’ll feel like your eyelashes are about to pull a Butterfree and take flight.


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Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 100,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn’t get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don’t want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

Promising review: “I am a 30 year old who has been wearing mascara since I was probably 15 or 16 and this is by far the best mascara ever. This beats Dior’s almost-$40 mascara. A few times I made make up purchases based off of what reviewers and make up influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment.” —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 100,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn’t get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don’t want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

Promising review: “I am a 30 year old who has been wearing mascara since I was probably 15 or 16 and this is by far the best mascara ever. This beats Dior’s almost-$40 mascara. A few times I made make up purchases based off of what reviewers and make up influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment.” —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

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A bottle of tea tree essential oil to cover a whole bunch of your bases — reviewers use it to help cleanse buildup on their scalps, prevent dryness, help soothe red patches and irritation, strengthen their nail beds, and just generally ~breathe in~ because it smells so darn relaxing.

Reviewer holding small 30ml bottle


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Promising review: “I am trying to use more natural products on my face and body now that I am over 30. I’ve had this rough, red patch of skin on my right cheek for a few months now that came out of nowhere and nothing was helping. I tried creams, toners, masks, scrubbing, and nothing was working. I decided to try some tea tree oil due to its antimicrobial properties and use for inflammation and redness. I have been using this for a month now (every few days — not daily) and it’s awesome! I mix a drop into my regular night cream and the rough spot is completely gone and no longer red and irritated looking. I’m soo happy I bought this product — it definitely worked beyond my expectations! :)” —haley

Get it fro Amazon for $8.95.

10.

A T-shirt towel hair wrap that’ll preserve the texture of curly hair and prevent split ends, hair breakage, and frizz — basically an investment in a two-second part of your post-shower routine to save you a ton of hassle later.

Model using the hair wrap to twist over their hair before cinching it in the back


Breezy Tee/Etsy

Breezy Tee is a Portugal-based, Black woman-owned business established in 2015 that specializes in T-shirt, linen, satin, and silk hair products to prevent frizz and hair breakage.

Promising review: “Beautiful, easy to use, and just a good old practical item. I’ve seen an instant improvement in the texture of my hair and I’m going to recommend it to my friends.” —Lily

Get it from The Breezy Tee for $24.50 (also available in packs of two with other colors).

Psst — this item ships for free!

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A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, so you can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging your head without physically going to a salon. Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this has also helped with psoriasis, dandruff, and scalp tenderness!


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I recently started using one of these and WOWZA, it really helps you get extra mileage out of your shampoo. I have a whole lot of hair on my head so sometimes it’s a struggle to feel like I’ve soaped up my whole scalp thorough, but this was a very effective way to spread out the suds and really get them to the roots. I was worried it might tangle in my hair, but it was totally fine on that front, too. I’ve noticed that my hair has been a little less greasy at the roots since I started using it a few weeks ago. And I’m echoing a ton of reviewers here when I say it just feels reeeeeally, really nice.

Promising review: “I’ve suffered from dry skin and a dry scalp ever since I turned 30. The only thing that helps me is exfoliating. I was initially concerned that the product would be too rough and damage my sensitive scalp or too soft and ineffective. However, this brush is perfect for me. It does not tangle my long hair, it is easy to use and just firm enough to get the job done. My scalp no longer itches and the icky buildup is gone. I can’t believe something so affordable has made such a difference in the health of my scalp. I’ve used expensive shampoos and conditioners to no end with barely a difference. I wish I discovered this product much sooner!” —AH

Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three colors).


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I recently started using one of these and WOWZA, it really helps you get extra mileage out of your shampoo. I have a whole lot of hair on my head so sometimes it’s a struggle to feel like I’ve soaped up my whole scalp thorough, but this was a very effective way to spread out the suds and really get them to the roots. I was worried it might tangle in my hair, but it was totally fine on that front, too. I’ve noticed that my hair has been a little less greasy at the roots since I started using it a few weeks ago. And I’m echoing a ton of reviewers here when I say it just feels reeeeeally, really nice.

Promising review: “I’ve suffered from dry skin and a dry scalp ever since I turned 30. The only thing that helps me is exfoliating. I was initially concerned that the product would be too rough and damage my sensitive scalp or too soft and ineffective. However, this brush is perfect for me. It does not tangle my long hair, it is easy to use and just firm enough to get the job done. My scalp no longer itches and the icky buildup is gone. I can’t believe something so affordable has made such a difference in the health of my scalp. I’ve used expensive shampoos and conditioners to no end with barely a difference. I wish I discovered this product much sooner!” —AH

Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three colors).

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A pair of compression gloves designed to help alleviate pain from carpal tunnel and arthritis, so you can type at your keyboard without an internal monologue of “ow OW ow owwwww” for the majority of your workday.

Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands


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Promising review: “When I tell you these gloves are heaven sent. I’ve been having unbearable pain to the point I’ve been unable to use my hand. I’m in my early thirties so that’s scary. I’ve used tens units & pain patches but they only provided temporary relief for a few minutes or hours. Purchasing these gloves I’ve now been able to use my hand again within the first 24 hours. Initially they were too small/tight but I contacted the seller whom amazingly replaced them and now I’ve been using them constantly without issue. I highly recommend these gloves.” —Zbrand

Get a pair from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

13.

A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil’ unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way.


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This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

Promising review: “I am 30 and haven’t given much thought to the hair on my face since I was a teenager, but I stopped plucking my eyebrows during quarantine and I thought this would help me keep them shaped. It does, and I ended up using it on the peach fuzz on my cheeks and chin, earlobes, upper lip hair, and baby hairs on my hairline. I swear it makes my face look fresher and makeup looks smoother.” —Brich0328

Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.


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This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

Promising review: “I am 30 and haven’t given much thought to the hair on my face since I was a teenager, but I stopped plucking my eyebrows during quarantine and I thought this would help me keep them shaped. It does, and I ended up using it on the peach fuzz on my cheeks and chin, earlobes, upper lip hair, and baby hairs on my hairline. I swear it makes my face look fresher and makeup looks smoother.” —Brich0328

Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

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Or a painless battery-charged hair remover you can simply glide over super fine hair like the hair above your lip or between your brows instead of going into a full battle mode with wax or shaving cream.


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Promising review: “This is amazing!! In my late thirties and my grandmother’s facial hair is beginning to root on my chin!! After reading the reviews I decided to order this. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now! And I am absolutely amazed!! The hair growth has lessened more and more with use! Worth every penny!! Leaves my skin super soft after using, has to be one of my most favorite purchases on Amazon, highly recommended!” —BarbaraCT

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


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Promising review: “This is amazing!! In my late thirties and my grandmother’s facial hair is beginning to root on my chin!! After reading the reviews I decided to order this. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now! And I am absolutely amazed!! The hair growth has lessened more and more with use! Worth every penny!! Leaves my skin super soft after using, has to be one of my most favorite purchases on Amazon, highly recommended!” —BarbaraCT

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before Zoom calls or walks around the neighborhood, but doesn’t want to commit to a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduce puffiness.


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TBH, six months ago I started using this myself (although this is BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo’s lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like “OKAY, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS” before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe.

Promising review: “This was an amazing purchase. I bought it because I wanted to try a new concealer for my dark circles. This product hides better than any other concealer AND it’s easier to apply. I like how I don’t even need to get my finger messy. It also doesn’t look cakey and blends in easily. BUT, the very unexpected BEST thing about this product, is that it has diminished the fine lines under my eye. I am in my mid-thirties, and have been using various under eye creams for a few years. I am currently using one that works great. So I didn’t expect this to make a difference, but after a couple weeks of use, I noticed my eyes look even better. I really don’t get how this made more of a difference than all the expensive eye creams I’ve tried, but it has.” —R. Weaver

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).


Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

TBH, six months ago I started using this myself (although this is BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo’s lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like “OKAY, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS” before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe.

Promising review: “This was an amazing purchase. I bought it because I wanted to try a new concealer for my dark circles. This product hides better than any other concealer AND it’s easier to apply. I like how I don’t even need to get my finger messy. It also doesn’t look cakey and blends in easily. BUT, the very unexpected BEST thing about this product, is that it has diminished the fine lines under my eye. I am in my mid-thirties, and have been using various under eye creams for a few years. I am currently using one that works great. So I didn’t expect this to make a difference, but after a couple weeks of use, I noticed my eyes look even better. I really don’t get how this made more of a difference than all the expensive eye creams I’ve tried, but it has.” —R. Weaver

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).

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A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth mid-run. It’s also made with the company’s Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn’t overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face


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This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I’m impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don’t get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I’ve gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it’s his go-to for walks and errand running. It’s just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

Shipping Time: Standard shipping

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I’m wearing the Small-Medium above).

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A pair of wireless sleep headphones to play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so your ears don’t have to take the brunt of earplugs or regular headphones while you snooze.

A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears


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Bonus: you can use these as hybrid earmuffs/headphones in the winter!

Promising review: “I love love love these! I have been suffering from insomnia for over a year. Partly because my husband snores so loudly. I’ve tried regular ear buds, which fall out, sleep aids, you name it. Nothing else was working, so finally broke down and bought these. I’m so glad I did! Last night I wore these sleep headphones for the first time and fell asleep so fast! I put white noise on my Amazon Prime music and it completely drowned out the snoring! Definitely try these if you have trouble falling asleep. They were super comfy and easy to sync with my phone. The instructions were quite detailed but they were so easy I didn’t need to read the instructions.” —Julie Simbto

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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A weekly pill organizer designed with push-through silicone lids to easily organize your pills at the beginning of the week without worrying about knocking it over while the lids are all open. Each pod also had a magnetized base, so you can easily remove it and replace it if you’re on the move.


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The silicone lids are super secure, but also designed for gentle and easy opening and closing to account for users with dexterity issues.

Promising review: “Love this thing!!! I’m only 30 and didn’t want an old lady pill box… and this one was modern and cool. The little slots to push in pills is fantastic and the containers are very large. It keeps my huge vitamin pills on either side and could fit over 10 large ones if needed. Love this thing. Worth the price and looks like it’ll last forever. I do wish the magnets were stronger. They just keep them in place but will slide off if bumped. I assume this is helpful for people with arthritis. It’s an easy fix. I take down one days worth of pills, set it on my counter and now I’m not to lazy to take my pills!” —Chicken McNugget

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.


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The silicone lids are super secure, but also designed for gentle and easy opening and closing to account for users with dexterity issues.

Promising review: “Love this thing!!! I’m only 30 and didn’t want an old lady pill box… and this one was modern and cool. The little slots to push in pills is fantastic and the containers are very large. It keeps my huge vitamin pills on either side and could fit over 10 large ones if needed. Love this thing. Worth the price and looks like it’ll last forever. I do wish the magnets were stronger. They just keep them in place but will slide off if bumped. I assume this is helpful for people with arthritis. It’s an easy fix. I take down one days worth of pills, set it on my counter and now I’m not to lazy to take my pills!” —Chicken McNugget

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

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An easy-to-follow hard sugaring kit for medium and coarse hair removal, whether it’s for a Brazilian or in that ~general area~, or in your underarms, legs, or even toes. The process is not only quick and easy once you get the hang of it, but some people experience the hair growing back much finer afterward.


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Psst — if you’re brand new to sugaring, you might want to try the soft sugaring kit first (depending on what kind of hair you’re trying to remove and your comfort level). It’s for fine and softer hair like peach fuzz or fine hair on your legs, but it’s a bit less ~intense~ for a first round.

Blue Milk & Honey is a Texas-based, Black-owned business established in 2019 that specializes in sugar wax, sugaring paste, and body care products. Each kit comes with 8–10 waxing strips. To use, either warm by hand or in the microwave, apply to freshly-cleaned skin, and apply by hand; you can remove hair with or without the waxing strips.

Promising review: “New to sugar waxing and it is definitely beginner friendly with a few tries! Lol I received bonus reusable strips which were perfect for learning how to wax. The wax is perfect to use with or without strips.” —Valerie Lopez

*Another* promising review: “I have gotten my armpits waxed professionally in the past and have also used an epilator for my legs, etc. I bought this wax to do my own Brazilians — it works great. Took me a few tries to get the hang of as I learned but now it’s running smoothly! I usually heat the wax in the microwave for about 40 seconds so I can handle it better but it does a great job. The strips definitely help and are easy to clean. Also love that it’s locally made. I will definitely keep buying and keep doing my own Brazilians with this wax.” —Meg Campbell

Get it from Blue Milk & Honey on Etsy for $28+ (available in two sizes).


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Psst — if you’re brand new to sugaring, you might want to try the soft sugaring kit first (depending on what kind of hair you’re trying to remove and your comfort level). It’s for fine and softer hair like peach fuzz or fine hair on your legs, but it’s a bit less ~intense~ for a first round.

Blue Milk & Honey is a Texas-based, Black-owned business established in 2019 that specializes in sugar wax, sugaring paste, and body care products. Each kit comes with 8–10 waxing strips. To use, either warm by hand or in the microwave, apply to freshly-cleaned skin, and apply by hand; you can remove hair with or without the waxing strips.

Promising review: “New to sugar waxing and it is definitely beginner friendly with a few tries! Lol I received bonus reusable strips which were perfect for learning how to wax. The wax is perfect to use with or without strips.” —Valerie Lopez

*Another* promising review: “I have gotten my armpits waxed professionally in the past and have also used an epilator for my legs, etc. I bought this wax to do my own Brazilians — it works great. Took me a few tries to get the hang of as I learned but now it’s running smoothly! I usually heat the wax in the microwave for about 40 seconds so I can handle it better but it does a great job. The strips definitely help and are easy to clean. Also love that it’s locally made. I will definitely keep buying and keep doing my own Brazilians with this wax.” —Meg Campbell

Get it from Blue Milk & Honey on Etsy for $28+ (available in two sizes).

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Glossier’s Cloud Paint blush, which I personally love because it feels like fingerpainting your face. It’s thick enough for a noticeable glow, but subtle enough that you don’t have to be super precise about it — basically every time I complained about makeup being too hard, a friend rec’d it to me, and I’ve neeeever looked back.


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Promising review: “I’m in my thirties but appear younger naturally, well this magical blush takes me all the way to baby glow!!! It’s very lightweight, blends in like a dream (impossible to overdo) stays on unless you are a face-toucher, I look like I’m glowing with beam and dusk gives more dimension to the face without looking like a blush. I will definitely be purchasing the rest of the shades to complete my collection and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who wants to look effortlessly fresh and youthful!!!!!!!” — Mashutka

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Glossier’s Cloud Paint for more deets!

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).


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Promising review: “I’m in my thirties but appear younger naturally, well this magical blush takes me all the way to baby glow!!! It’s very lightweight, blends in like a dream (impossible to overdo) stays on unless you are a face-toucher, I look like I’m glowing with beam and dusk gives more dimension to the face without looking like a blush. I will definitely be purchasing the rest of the shades to complete my collection and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who wants to look effortlessly fresh and youthful!!!!!!!” — Mashutka

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Glossier’s Cloud Paint for more deets!

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

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A set of silicone anti-snoring nose vents to dilate your nostrils and help promote healthy air flow, so you won’t wake yourself (or other people!) up with your snoring.

A model with transparent nose vents inserted in each nostril while they sleep


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Each set comes with four reusable vents in different sizes, so you can find one that perfectly fits your nose.

Promising review: “LISTEN TO ME. I’m 30 years old, my husband is 34… he snores SO loud that I literally cannot sleep with him… so I decided to do some research on sleep aids for him. YOU GUUUUUUYS. He just fell asleep and he isn’t snoring at ALL!!!!!!! Holy crap this could literally be the best thing that’s ever happened to us. Because within seconds of him falling asleep, it’s like hearing the guy who mows his lawn at 6 on a Saturday morning with your window open. I’m so happy. Whoever invented this out there… I’ll buy you a drink if we ever meet.” —Jordan

Get a set of four from Amazon for $21.99.

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A foot file that’ll remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.

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Promising review: “Oh. My. GOODNESS. Literally buy this right now. Like right now. I don’t have cracked feet. I’m a 30 year old, my heels and feet just get really dry from time to time. I had a file that I bought at Target, and it snapped while using it. I went online and read the reviews, purchased it and got it today. This thing is a GAME-CHANGER. It literally shreds the dead skin off effortlessly and I had to sweep my floor because there was so much dead skin that came off. I can’t stop touching my feet. I love this thing. You also can use it when your feet are dry if you want to, which is what I did. I’m so excited to use this product whenever I need it now. You won’t regret it!!!!” —jmatthews

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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A pair of comfy period-proof underwear, because honestly, you’ve sacrificed enough of your favorite pairs to the cause. These are designed to hold two tampons’ worth of period blood (which washes right out of them!) and are a *great* alternative to walking around with uncomfy, bulky pads (or worrying about tampon leakage).

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They’re also ideal for overnight protection (you can pair them with a pad if you have a heavy flow) and for people who are worried about leakage during sports or physical activities. I personally always wear either these period-proof undies or the ones from Thinx when I go on runs on my period, and it has been a MASSIVE godsend. Also, unlike your regular undies, you don’t have to scrub the blood out of these. They’re designed so it rinses right out in the sink with soap and warm water, and can get tossed in the washer and dryer from there.

Psst — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

Promising review: “These are WONDERFUL!! They are super comfortable, soft, have a mild compression to them, breathable, great coverage, not bulky at all, and super absorbent!! You don’t get that metallic blood scent coming through either which I was super skeptical about. So the packaging states that they recommend using these as a backup to another period product like a cup, but I tested the hell out of these babies for my entire period as the only form of protection and left my cup in its drawer. I’m in my thirties. I’m not a super heavy bleeder but I do have fairly heavy days. For the test I used one panty per day (24 hours) and never once had a leak, wetness feel, smell, felt uncomfortable or had bulkiness. When I rinsed them out in the sink after the 24-hour test the amount of blood was astonishing. As you rinse it there’s definitely that old blood kind of metallic smell. Then I just washed them on the gentle cycle and air dried them. Super easy, does take a long time to air dry though. I’ll likely buy more so that I can have daytime and nighttime sets.” —Becky

Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS-6XL, two colors, and in three-packs).

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A set of Sea Bands, which target an acupuncture point on your wrists meant to help reduce nausea. Basically, if you’re someone who gets motion sickness (is it just me, or is it getting worse as we get older??), morning sickness, migraine nausea, or even nausea brought on by cramps, this may the be thing to take you from 🥴to 😊.

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Promising review: “So I get car sick, sea sick, air sick, 3D movie sick. I get motion sickness at a drop of a hat. Being in my mid-thirties, I would have thought I’d grown out of it by now, but no such luck. When I decided to go on a second cruise, I bought these thinking they wouldn’t do anything and that I would return them once I got home. I was pleasantly surprised and found that these helped me tremendously. I wore them all the time over the course of my five-day cruise and was never sick during my vacation. I was stunned. My first cruise I got so sea sick the first day and ended up in a foggy haze the rest of the trip since I took so much Dramamine. Considering how cheap these were compared to popping pills, I should have bought them a long time ago. Great little product and I can’t believe how well they worked. I bought a second pair for the car, so if I ever feel sick, I can just put these on. I would highly recommend, even for the skeptical.” —KristinaK

Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.82 (available in adult and children’s sizes).

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A spiky massage ball meant to be a quick-fix solution for plantar fasciitis (aka deeply annoying inner foot pain) but that also works on other muscle groups that might be rebelling out of nowhere after exercise.


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Promising review: “I’ve been dealing with severe plantar fasciitis pain for a few weeks. It’s been bad enough that every step hurts and at times I hobble around like an old person and I’m only in my thirties. I bought this thinking that at least it’s cheap and it couldn’t hurt. Well, let me tell you, I’ve only used it twice, but I’m already ready to call it a lifesaver. I just absentmindedly rolled it around with my foot for a few minutes, then got up to go do something and was shocked to find that my foot didn’t hurt for the first time in WEEKS! I didn’t even feel like I was doing anything when I was using it, but apparently I was! I’m shocked, pleased, and very grateful.” —wendy

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.


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Promising review: “I’ve been dealing with severe plantar fasciitis pain for a few weeks. It’s been bad enough that every step hurts and at times I hobble around like an old person and I’m only in my thirties. I bought this thinking that at least it’s cheap and it couldn’t hurt. Well, let me tell you, I’ve only used it twice, but I’m already ready to call it a lifesaver. I just absentmindedly rolled it around with my foot for a few minutes, then got up to go do something and was shocked to find that my foot didn’t hurt for the first time in WEEKS! I didn’t even feel like I was doing anything when I was using it, but apparently I was! I’m shocked, pleased, and very grateful.” —wendy

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

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A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy that a lot of reviewers swear by to reduce pressure on their tailbone and help with lower back pain cause from prolonged sitting. Your uncomfy WFH chairs have officially met their match.

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Promising review: “In March I was sent out of the office to work from home for the first time. Not having a proper setup yet I sat at the kitchen table and began working 10+ hour days. After a week I noticed pelvic and lower back pain, radiating down my left leg. I was sure something was seriously wrong with me. After a clear ultrasound we determined it was sciatica from sitting on a hard wood dining chair! This cushion has literally cured me. I am now more conscious to take breaks throughout the day and walk the dog longer on my lunches as well. But I really believe the cushion is what has made the biggest difference. I’m 30! Never thought I could be hurt by poor seating.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.20.

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A satin-lined Hairbrella that’s got your back winter, spring, summer, and fall — it protects against rain, snow, humidity, and pretty much anything else mother nature can throw at you while perfectly preserving your hairdo.


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Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.

Promising review: “I never carry an umbrella cause they’re too bulky, so when I saw the Hairbrella I was so excited. It keeps my hair dry and my curls nicely quaffed, rather than me looking like I stuck my fingers I a light socket. I’m telling everyone I know about it, it’s an amazing alternative to those wide-brimmed hats or a briefcase LOL! Truly it’s never going Read more about review stating Love it!!to leave my side from now on! I definitely recommend it.” —Gina C.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in five colors).


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Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.

Promising review: “I never carry an umbrella cause they’re too bulky, so when I saw the Hairbrella I was so excited. It keeps my hair dry and my curls nicely quaffed, rather than me looking like I stuck my fingers I a light socket. I’m telling everyone I know about it, it’s an amazing alternative to those wide-brimmed hats or a briefcase LOL! Truly it’s never going Read more about review stating Love it!!to leave my side from now on! I definitely recommend it.” —Gina C.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in five colors).

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A bottle of Dr Teal’s soothing Epsom salt to help ease all the mysterious aches and pains and generalized body nonsense that comes with existing as an adult.

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Promising review: “I needed something to help me relax that was not a nap and this did it for me! I used this in an evening bath. Not only did it help me relax, it also helped me fall asleep so good that night. I tend to stay awake in bed (usually on my phone) most nights, but after this bath I fell asleep right away. It didn’t bubble a whole lot for me, but it smelled amazing and made my skin the softest it’s been in a long time! It’s a good sized bottle with a sufficient amount of baths per bottle. Overall, I loved it. I don’t take baths too often, but this has inspired me to do this more! 10/10 would buy again.” —Priscilla Perez

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

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A Bevel shave system set, a grooming kit specifically designed for razor bump-free shaving for coarse, curly hair. It comes complete with a re-engineered safety razor that, importantly, *doesn’t* cut hair under the skin, preventing ingrown hairs, bumps, and other shaving irritations.

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Bevel is a Black-founded company that specializes in grooming products designed for sensitive skin. Each set includes the Bevel safety razor, badger shave brush, shave cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 replacement blades.

Promising review: “Besides it’s very appealing design and appearance, the Bevel Safety Razor, Shave Brush, Priming Oil, Shave Cream, Restoring Balm is the best shave system I’ve ever tried. I’m half American and Turkish and my facial hair has always been prone to irritation and ingrown hairs. This kit has yet to plague me with any of those issues. I’m very thankful and will continue to use all included in this kit.” —Mikegnite

Get it from Bevel for $89.95 (with an options for a $59.95 monthly auto-ship) or Amazon for $89.99.

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Or a cult-favorite Athena Club Razor Kit with blades specifically designed to handle curves *and* sensitive skin — like so well-designed that the razors are enhanced with shea butter to make shaving cream *optional*. You can get replacement blades on a personalized subscription, and the razor comes with a rust-proof magnetic hook to oh-so-chicly store it in the shower.


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Each kit comes with two five-blade cartridges, stainless-steel blades, one razor handle, and one magnetic hook.

Promising review: “Best razor EVER! This razor is amazing! Such a close shave and my legs are so silky afterward! AND it doesn’t irritate my legs like other razors. Never going back!” —Lori

Get it from Athena’s Club for $9+ (available in six handle colors and a variety of subscription plans).


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Each kit comes with two five-blade cartridges, stainless-steel blades, one razor handle, and one magnetic hook.

Promising review: “Best razor EVER! This razor is amazing! Such a close shave and my legs are so silky afterward! AND it doesn’t irritate my legs like other razors. Never going back!” —Lori

Get it from Athena’s Club for $9+ (available in six handle colors and a variety of subscription plans).

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A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away migraines and headaches, which frankly have a lot of audacity interrupting your day.

Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick


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Promising review: “I’ve had migraines all my life — I’m 31 now. I’ve been on all kinds of prescriptions that work, but make me so sleepy… I’ve been using this stick for one week now, and it’s amazing! I rubbed it on at the first hint of a headache/migraine and it takes care of it fast. I haven’t taken a prescription migraine since I started using it.” —Amanda Braswell

Read BuzzFeed’s review of the migraine stick for more deets!

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme made with coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, and avocado oil help define and moisturize curls without buildup, so the next time you load Zoom everyone will pull out a pad to learn your routine and take notes. This medium-hold creme is ideal for wash ‘n gos, twist, or braid outs.

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Eden BodyWorks is a Black woman-owned business established in 2004 that specializes in natural products to nurture, restore, and maintain hair. Reviewers with 2c through 4c hair mention it working well for them!

Promising review: “This curl defining creme is really good, and I consider it a must have. I have 4a, high density, low porosity, coarse hair. This gives my hair great definition and moisture. I think it works best as a part of the LCO method. Personally, I dampen my hair with water, apply this creme, and then follow up with a little bit of apricot or sweet almond oil. It doesn’t mix well with products from other brands or other products in general other than oil, but that’s not a bad thing considering you don’t need anything else. Would definitely recommend this over curl-defining cremes from other brands.” —Crh

Get it from Amazon for $8.47 or from Eden Bodyworks for $9.25.

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Maybelline’s Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil, an easy-to-use, subtle eyebrow filler just as effective as the ones triple its price (take *that*, all the tweezing we did in 2005!!).

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The tool comes with two ends, one a small eyebrow brush and the other a specially edged eyebrow pencil.

Promising review: “This is by far my favorite brow pencil. I am pale and have medium brunette hair but darker body hair/brows, and medium brunette shade of pencil fits perfectly. Also, it is so budget-friendly! My brows are incredibly sparse…I’d say I have 60% original brow hair on my left brow and 25% on my right. I HAVE to fill them in or I look ridiculous, especially because I’m so pale and my remaining random brow hairs are so dark. My brows unfortunately were overplucked as a teen and young adult years, and now that I’m in my late thirties I’m paying the price for it. I’ve tried probably 10 or 15 brow pencils over the past few years, of varying prices and brands...I wish I would have found this one sooner! So easy to use, looks natural, and stays put. I’ve been able to go two to three days without touching them up, and I shower daily. I do typically touch them up daily, however. This pencil is a legit miracle for me.” —Mel83

Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in four shades).

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A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, an Olaplex “dupe” repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that will help restore hair health and reduce shedding. All you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out.

Before and after image of a BuzzFeed editor's hair, with the after image looking much shinier and curling more


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Psst — reviewers of all hair types mentioned this dupe working for them!

Promising review: “This product leaves my hair soft and silky every time I use it. It’s a miracle product. There isn’t much a scent, which is fine. It only takes a small pea sized amount. When I first purchased this product my hair was very dry and I had just been to the salon where the stylist commented that she could tell I colored and blew my hair dry often, not exactly something you want to hear, so I had a salon treatment done. My stylist, of course, suggested I come back more often and pay the exorbitant price of the salon every other week. I don’t think it was all that horrible but it was dry. I found this product on Amazon and used it instead. I’m really glad I did bc it’s saved me a ton of money. I don’t write many reviews but I really think this is worth sharing with other people and it’s also worth letting the company know they’re coming across with a great product.” —Laura’s things

*Another* promising review: “Great for natural hair. I have 4C hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it; that reeked havoc on my hair, leaving it pretty damaged. I was very skeptical about this product because I have never seen anyone with my hair type use it. Boy was I wrong to doubt this product, it left my hair looking and feeling beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone natural or with curly hair.” —Therese-Claire

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Elizavecca hair treatment for more deets!

Get a bottle from Amazon for $7.50.

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A compression foot sleeve to help manage heel pain and plantar fasciitis that you can sneakily wear right under your socks. The compression is so effective that even reviewers with chronic pain swear by them!

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Promising review: “I have had nerve (mostly tingling but also minutes and aching) foot pain for approximately 12 years, and I’m still in my thirties 🙁 Nothing has helped significantly and consistently, until I tried these socks! I typically wear a 9.5 to a 10 in shoes, depending on brand. I ordered the medium size of these socks, and they are a perfect fit for my foot. I’ve tried a number of things before — physical therapy, cheap insoles, more pricey insoles, really expensive custom-made orthotic insoles. Nothing else has given me as much pain relief as these socks have! My pain has not disappeared completely; however, it was typically a 9 every day before and now it’s a 2!!! Very significant improvement in quality of life for me!” —CobbleCreekWoods

Get a pair from Amazon for $14.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

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A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil that you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and painful hangnails, leaving you with thick, strong nails and nail beds you’re not tempted to pick at all the livelong day.

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Promising review: “I don’t write a lot of reviews because I typically have researched my purchase for quite some time before hand and knew what I was getting into. I went to the nail salon some time back and purchased a very small bottle for at home use. I have been diligent at 34 years old about keeping my life hydrated. Anyhoo, in my field I have had to invest in manicures to keep my cuticles short and nails also mostly because they were breaking so easily and my cuticles looked horrendous. Just yesterday I looked at my nails in pure SHOCK!! They were so lovely and strong. Right before my eyes this oil has made my nails look strong and healthy and my cuticles look like new. I had been mindlessly applying the oil at night along with a hand cream. My nails are all growing at the same pace and they just look so happy! I have known about this oil for years and never had a bottle myself. I am going to purchase an entire bottle and continue to take care of my nails and hands. This stuff is pure gold!!!” —Lana

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

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A jar of Aztec healing clay masks for acne that essentially suck the gunk out of your pores (and pre-existing acne) like a vacuum, so you’ll be that much less likely to want to pick them yourself.


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People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! Many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

Promising review: “I have struggled with cystic acne since I was a teen. I am in my thirties and still get some every now and then. I regularly use this product as an all over mask but on days where I have one large pimple I simply mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar and the mask and use it as a spot treatment. No product will ever completely vanish a pimple overnight but I promise overnight using this product your blemish will visibly look better and for cystic acne not hurt as much.” —Felicia Romero

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.


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People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! Many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

Promising review: “I have struggled with cystic acne since I was a teen. I am in my thirties and still get some every now and then. I regularly use this product as an all over mask but on days where I have one large pimple I simply mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar and the mask and use it as a spot treatment. No product will ever completely vanish a pimple overnight but I promise overnight using this product your blemish will visibly look better and for cystic acne not hurt as much.” —Felicia Romero

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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Or a pack of the internet-beloved Mighty Match Pimple Spot Treatment, a hydrocolloid sticker that you can apply straight onto a zit to flatten it, reduce redness, and even suck the gunk out of individual trouble spots overnight. Personally *love* to see a problem magically disappear while I am dreaming about somehow being teleported to a party in Bridgerton.

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Promising review: “Wow! I’m just simply amazed by this product . I have had acne since a teenager and I am now in my thirties and still have it. I’ve tried so many products over the years I can’t even tell you. I’m not saying this product helps prevent them but helps with the ones you have! It sucks everything out and leaves the pimple flat at the surface, I love it.” —C&N

Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

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A Squatty Potty, one of those internet-famous stools you can put at the base of your toilet to prop your feet up on while you ~go~. The placement helps align your colon to make the process a whole lot easier and faster — like, 20 seconds compared to several minutes! — so you don’t end up watching all of TikTok while you’re waiting yourself out.

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Psst — a lot of reviewers with chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal issues that get them ~backed up~ swear by this!

Promising review: “Let me be as blunt as I can be here. I have no idea how I will ever go back to normal pooping. I’m in my thirties and I pooped just fine thank you very much. I got this for two family members who were older and ended up with a three pack. I literally left the third one in the extra room for a month then thought ‘ah heck let’s put it by the toilet.’ Well, let me tell you, the only bad things about this is I don’t have time to play on my phone any more in the bathroom. I basically assume the position and I’m done in 20 seconds. No waiting for the body to get ready or rocking back and forth. I know this is a stupid idea in some ways. Except… except… it actually really works. And heck, why can’t we talk about pooping! Especially here where in the Amazon chat window! Smooth nice simple poops with no stress. Get yourself one.” —Matt T.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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A jar of stress relief therapy dough, because Play-Doh isn’t *just* for kids — in fact, with the grown-up version, you can customize the color and scent to boot.


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Quirky Ginger Uniques is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handcrafted goods like ornaments, jewelry, and more.

Promising review: “I love the dough. It feels amazing! I bought this to fidget with during my therapy sessions and during my online classes, and it really makes a difference! First of all the Stress Away smells like very soothing peppermint tea with hints of minty freshness. All the scents blend very nicely together. The dough itself is a lot like Play-Doh but more malleable and softer. It makes my hand feel and smell good and helps relieve a lot of anxiety and anger. Only con I can think of is that occasionally it gets stuck under my nails but that is solved easily by clipping them. 9.5/10 I strongly recommend for stress relief, anger relief, for fidgeting, for the smell and texture. The owner was very nice and helpful, the item shipped very swiftly, and she even sent in a car freshie! Very satisfied with my purchase. I strongly recommend!!!” —K. Minton

Get it from Quirky Ginger Uniques on Etsy for $7.50 (available in eight colors and seven scents).


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Quirky Ginger Uniques is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handcrafted goods like ornaments, jewelry, and more.

Promising review: “I love the dough. It feels amazing! I bought this to fidget with during my therapy sessions and during my online classes, and it really makes a difference! First of all the Stress Away smells like very soothing peppermint tea with hints of minty freshness. All the scents blend very nicely together. The dough itself is a lot like Play-Doh but more malleable and softer. It makes my hand feel and smell good and helps relieve a lot of anxiety and anger. Only con I can think of is that occasionally it gets stuck under my nails but that is solved easily by clipping them. 9.5/10 I strongly recommend for stress relief, anger relief, for fidgeting, for the smell and texture. The owner was very nice and helpful, the item shipped very swiftly, and she even sent in a car freshie! Very satisfied with my purchase. I strongly recommend!!!” —K. Minton

Get it from Quirky Ginger Uniques on Etsy for $7.50 (available in eight colors and seven scents).

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An easy-to-use root touch up every bit as effective as going to a professional to get it done — it takes 10 minutes to apply, and then gives you even coverage that lasts several weeks.

Reviewer showing gray roots in hair and same reviewer showing touched up roots that match their dark brown hair


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Promising review: “This is my go-to product to save me money so I don’t have to go to the salon every month. Buys me a couple of months in between professional coloring. This is really easy to apply and I never have a problem matching whatever shade the salon uses on my hair.” —Amanda Scott

Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in 17 colors).

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A conditioning and healing castor oil full of vitamins and fatty-acids that won’t just strengthen weak hair, but will help you maintain hair health over time. Reviewers mention seeing improvements in growth and strength within a week, with noticeable results within a few months.


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FWIW, it also helps condition and strengthen eyelashes, eyebrows, and skin, so it really just shows up for you no matter what the task.

Promising review: “My story started one year and six months ago when I got so many stressful problems in my life and also I got a problem with my thyroid which caused destroying my hair. My hair became very week and got broken and I lost too much hair every time I wash it or even brush it. The forehead sides became almost empty of hair while I am still 30 years old. I tried to take vitamins every day with my thyroid medication but it also didn’t work at all. So the doctor advised me to start curing my hair from outside using castor oil. I searched on Amazon and found this castor oil and a biotin shampoo. I used it three times per week on the roots and left it overnight, then I washed it with the biotin shampoo in the morning. Now I have a surprise after four weeks I started to get so many baby hair in the empty spots, but to be honest I am still losing hair but not like before.” —gena

Get it from Amazon for $13.49.


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FWIW, it also helps condition and strengthen eyelashes, eyebrows, and skin, so it really just shows up for you no matter what the task.

Promising review: “My story started one year and six months ago when I got so many stressful problems in my life and also I got a problem with my thyroid which caused destroying my hair. My hair became very week and got broken and I lost too much hair every time I wash it or even brush it. The forehead sides became almost empty of hair while I am still 30 years old. I tried to take vitamins every day with my thyroid medication but it also didn’t work at all. So the doctor advised me to start curing my hair from outside using castor oil. I searched on Amazon and found this castor oil and a biotin shampoo. I used it three times per week on the roots and left it overnight, then I washed it with the biotin shampoo in the morning. Now I have a surprise after four weeks I started to get so many baby hair in the empty spots, but to be honest I am still losing hair but not like before.” —gena

Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

43.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream, an affordable concentrated moisturizer for dry, cracked, or bleeding hands that actually *does* all the stuff the high-end brand names claim they’re going to do.


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Psst — a lot of reviewers also swear by this for relieving eczema!

Promising review: “I bought this a year ago and never reviewed it. I felt obligated to come back and give it the praise it deserves. I have used countless hand creams. I keep cream in my hand bag, in my car, in my coat pocket and in nearly every room in the house. Since moving to Chicago my hands have been suffering severely from dry cracked skin to the point of bleeding. I’m in my thirties with the hands of an 80 year old! THIS HAND CREAM IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER USED AND THE ONLY HAND CREAM ANYONE NEEDS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE!!! One application alone gives tremendous relief, two applications and you forget your hands were ever dry. A small amount goes a long way. It absorbs immediately, it’s light and non greasy. I don’t know what else you can need, it’s so effective my hands look and feel great again. In fact, just recently my face started to get really dry too and I’ve been moisturizing twice a day all my life. Nothing helped. Last night I decided to put this hand cream on my face, figured it does wonders for my hands, why not? I woke up this morning. Dry skin has all but gone!” —RS

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


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Psst — a lot of reviewers also swear by this for relieving eczema!

Promising review: “I bought this a year ago and never reviewed it. I felt obligated to come back and give it the praise it deserves. I have used countless hand creams. I keep cream in my hand bag, in my car, in my coat pocket and in nearly every room in the house. Since moving to Chicago my hands have been suffering severely from dry cracked skin to the point of bleeding. I’m in my thirties with the hands of an 80 year old! THIS HAND CREAM IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER USED AND THE ONLY HAND CREAM ANYONE NEEDS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE!!! One application alone gives tremendous relief, two applications and you forget your hands were ever dry. A small amount goes a long way. It absorbs immediately, it’s light and non greasy. I don’t know what else you can need, it’s so effective my hands look and feel great again. In fact, just recently my face started to get really dry too and I’ve been moisturizing twice a day all my life. Nothing helped. Last night I decided to put this hand cream on my face, figured it does wonders for my hands, why not? I woke up this morning. Dry skin has all but gone!” —RS

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

44.

A Foreo Luna 2 silicone facial cleanser for a truly elevated face washing experience. It made with soft silicone bristles that dig deep into skin to remove makeup residue, dead skin cells, and blackheads — *plus* help reduce the visibility of pores.

BuzzFeed editor using small pink silicone face washing device with text "makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, grime, etc. All gone in 60 seconds"


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Psst — read BuzzFeed Deputy Editor Maitland Quitmeyer’s full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 for more deets!

Promising review: “I’m in my late thirties and am still dealing with cystic (hormonal) acne. I needed three to four products to hide the suckers, but after a couple days of using the mini, my skin looked better. A few months later and my skin looks and feels more amazing. It’s soft and smooth. I still get breakouts, but they’re smaller and heal within a day or two. I’ve got a whole cabinet full of skin products and makeup that I just don’t need anymore. Yes, I agree that it’s pricey, but think of how much you’ll save on other skincare products that you won’t need anymore!” —M Gannon

Get it from Amazon for $119 (available in six colors)

45.

A set of blue-light–blocking glasses ideal for anyone whose WFH setup involves a lot of time in front of their computer (it…me?) — these protect you from the type of of light in screens that can mess with your sleep cycles and strain your eyes.

Reviewer wearing tortoiseshell print blue light glasses


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Promising review: “At 36 years old with historically 20/20 vision, I thought my eyes were aging and I needed reading glasses. Then my mom pointed out that I was squinting at my computer specifically. Turns out, I just can’t handle the blue light at night. Got these glasses, and BAM! Problem solved. Now my whole face can relax when I use my computer at night. My other devices have a nighttime setting that changed everything to a yellow light, but my computer doesn’t have that option, and these glasses are perfect.” —Sarahshmara

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14 (clip the “10% off” coupon on the product page for this price; available in eight style combinations).

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A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad, because you’re never too old for a comfort snuggle. These bubs are also lavender-scented, which may help with anxiety or insomnia if you need a soothing way to calm down.


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These “Warmies” are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

Promising review: “I am 30 and I bought this for myself. Period cramps are no joke. I usually wear Thermacare patches, but those can get expensive and I wanted something I could take into bed with me. While snuggling with a bottle of hot tap water usually works, it’s definitely not comfortable. Anyway, I am so glad I found this! It’s ADORABLE! The weight is wonderful, too.” —AuntAva

Get it from Amazon for $18.45+ (available in 17 animals).


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These “Warmies” are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

Promising review: “I am 30 and I bought this for myself. Period cramps are no joke. I usually wear Thermacare patches, but those can get expensive and I wanted something I could take into bed with me. While snuggling with a bottle of hot tap water usually works, it’s definitely not comfortable. Anyway, I am so glad I found this! It’s ADORABLE! The weight is wonderful, too.” —AuntAva

Get it from Amazon for $18.45+ (available in 17 animals).

47.

A mesh body exfoliator from LuvScrub for a well-deserved shower glo up. Its large size and unique texture help smooth and clean skin all over your body, including hard-to-reach places like your back, so you can get that post-exfoliation glow all over.

A black mesh exfoliating cloth


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LuvScrub is a Black-owned beauty brand that specializes in mesh exfoliators influenced by creator Ghanaian-American Caroline Owusu-Ansah’s childhood using this type of mesh like many West Africans. Her version is meant to replace loofahs and washcloths as a more full-body effective, long-lasting, and bacteria-avoidant option.

Get it from LuvScrub for $18.

48.

An internet-beloved set of makeup sponges for expert-level blending and coverage that reviewers have crowned a Beauty Blender dupe. It works for foundation, BB cream, powder, *and* concealer, plus wet or dry, so basically it’s working harder than I have for *checks watch* my whole life.


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Promising review: “I am VERY picky when it comes to my makeup sponges. For years I would only use a Beauty Blender because, to be honest, nothing else compared or gave the same foundation finish. These are truly a game changer! They are not 100% identical to the name brand blender in texture, HOWEVER they DO give the same flawless foundation finish. I would even go as far as to say they soak up less foundation which means you aren’t wasting as much product. And can we talk about this price point?!?! Save your hard earned money and PURCHASE THESE! You won’t be disappointed.” —Lindsey

Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.


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Promising review: “I am VERY picky when it comes to my makeup sponges. For years I would only use a Beauty Blender because, to be honest, nothing else compared or gave the same foundation finish. These are truly a game changer! They are not 100% identical to the name brand blender in texture, HOWEVER they DO give the same flawless foundation finish. I would even go as far as to say they soak up less foundation which means you aren’t wasting as much product. And can we talk about this price point?!?! Save your hard earned money and PURCHASE THESE! You won’t be disappointed.” —Lindsey

Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.

49.

An acetone-free soak-off gel nail polish remover you simply apply directly on top of your nails like an extra coat of polish — it bubbles up and shrivels the gel polish, making it easy to remove without all the hassle of going back to a salon or the weird smells of other at-home removal kits.


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Promising review: “This product was very easy to use, the smell was not unbearable like other brands I have tried and it was a great value for the money I paid. This product saved me time and money from having to visit the salon to get my gel polish removed when I only had a small blemish on one to two nails.” —Tiara

Get it from Amazon for $14.98.


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Promising review: “This product was very easy to use, the smell was not unbearable like other brands I have tried and it was a great value for the money I paid. This product saved me time and money from having to visit the salon to get my gel polish removed when I only had a small blemish on one to two nails.” —Tiara

Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

50.

An all-natural deodorant balm made with aloe, kaolin clay, and illippe butter — ingredients that help moisturize skin while absorbing excess oils — to finally banish all the residue and skin irritation from all those other brands you’ve been using over the years once and for all.

two ounce round container of deodorant balm


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Blk+Grn is a sustainable, Black-owned artisan marketplace established in 2017 featuring all-natural, environmentally-friendly Black-owned products across all categories, from home to beauty to groceries to menstrual care.

Promising review: “I attend Effect Fitness (a high intensity fitness studio in ATL). I have tried so many deodorants and nothing has been able to tame the funk caused by ATL’s heat and Dooley’s workouts….. until now. After multiple classes, I am still FRESH! I will continue to use this product because it helps keep the funk away and the product smells lovely. Also, this product didn’t cause skin irritation, dark pits or ruined clothes. I have only used this product for about two weeks, but so far so good.” —Teshia F.

Get it from Blk+Green for $12 (available in Lavender, Oat Milk, and Extra Strength).

51.

A pair of lacy thigh bands that’ll stay in place all through the warm weather months, so you don’t have to worry about that dreaded thigh chafe whenever want to flounce around in dresses.

Reviewer in beige colored lace thigh bands under a dress


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I own a pair of these, and unlike me showing off in aforementioned dresses, these STAY PUT. There are little grippers on them that lock them in place, but are gentle enough that you don’t even notice ’em.

Promising review: “These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, I’ve been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable ‘digging in.'” —A. Spencer

Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 17 styles).

Check out BuzzFeed’s video review of of these thigh bands + other things to fight thigh chafing for more deets!

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Or a stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs to avoid all that skin irritation you get from running or hiking in the heat.

A model applying the balm to their inner thigh


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Promising review: “As a runner with sensitive skin, I can’t live without body glide. I almost never leave the house without putting it on somewhere. It is especially great for the summer when wearing dresses.” —Vanessa P Shkuda

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

Waking up to a decent night’s sleep after using the sleep headband earphones like:


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