A Fresh soy face cleanser with THOUSANDS of five-star reviews and that 97% of people who tried it said led to suppler skin.


It’s paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, soap-free, and noncomedogenic.

5-star reviews: 2,803

Promising reviews: “My favorite cleanser ever. I’ve been using it for about a month now and I can definitely see the difference in my skin. Buy it!” —Jada23

Price: $15+ (available in three sizes)


It’s paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, soap-free, and noncomedogenic.

5-star reviews: 2,803

Promising reviews: “My favorite cleanser ever. I’ve been using it for about a month now and I can definitely see the difference in my skin. Buy it!” —Jada23

Price: $15+ (available in three sizes)


A pair of Adidas UltraBoost 21 running shoes made with upcycled plastic recovered from remote islands and coastlines, that have a pull-on sock upper and a thick “boost cushioning” sole designed to put a spring in your step, literally.

The shoes in White/Black/Yellow


Reviewers say the fit is true to size.

5-star reviews: 531

Promising review: “Unbelievable fit and comfort in a great looking shoe.” — And8251

Price: $180 (available in men’s sizes 6-14 and five colors)

They’re also available in women’s sizes 5-11.5 and seven colors here.


A Barefoot Dreams long cardigan, because you can’t always walk around swaddled in a blanket, and this is the next best thing.

A model wears the sweater in Carbon


5-star reviews: 243

Promising review: “Well, let me begin by saying I have loved every single piece of Barefoot Dreams clothing I have ever purchased from Nordstrom. I literally live these sweaters from September until April every year. Thankfully I have them in multiple colors so people don’t think I’m wearing the same exact outfit every single day (even though I really am). I purchased this long cardigan and felt as though I won the lottery! I couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase and so glad to add it to my collection.” —MsDebiRN

Price: $114 (available in women’s sizes XS-XL and in seven colors)


A silicone ladle an impressive 97% of reviewers gave 5 stars, and several have called “amazing.”

The ladle in blue


I’ve been reading Nordstrom customer feedback for a while now, and this product has the highest average review score I’ve ever seen. I get it. It’s got measuring markings in it — that’s pretty cool. And it’s silicone, so you can squish it into places to slurp up every last drop, while not scratching your nonstick cookware. Not bad for a basic utensil.

5-star reviews: 211

Promising review: “This ladle is amazing! Like their other products, it has the perfect combination of sturdiness and flexibility. It has markings inside the bowl to let you dispense precise amounts if that is your desire. As you are getting to the bottom of your pan or pot, the flexibility allows you to mold it into the bottom to get every last drop. I love it!” —ArielsMommy

Price: $12.95 (available in mint)


An double wall vacuum-insulated water bottle made of medical-grade stainless steel that’ll keep your cold stuff cold 24 hours, and your hot stuff hot for 12. It’s a great dupe for the Yeti rambler for 20% less.

A model holds the white metal water bottle


It’s BPA-free and and the wide mouth is perfect for adding ice. Heads up, though: it’s hand wash only.

5-star reviews: 288

Promising review: “Shape, design, access, quality, color and finish are all amazing. Highly recommend.” —Peter L.

Price: $39.95


A Dior hyaluronic acid serum to give your face moisture for days. Allure magazine loved it so much, they gave it a 2020 Best of Beauty award for best skincare splurge.

A model's face before the serum and after using it a week, with their skin looking more even


5-star reviews: 897

Promising review: “I figured I’d go ahead and buy the serum to see how much better my results could be, and let me tell you, AMAZING! Dior has easily become my go-to for skincare. The results last literally days after application. It’s an AMAZING serum!” —Jacqysoblessed

Price: $85+ (available in three sizes)


A pair of Natori briefs that are the holy grail of underwear, according to folks who’ve tried them.

A model wears the underwear in Cafe


I am not shy about how much I adore Natori. Everything they make is pretty much perfect, and these undies are no exception. By the way: order up if you’re between sizes.

5-star reviews: 685

Promising review: “The search is over: I LOVE these briefs! How many times have I bought underwear that claims to be seamless and invisible under clothes? It’s never true. These actually and truly don’t show. For real. Plus they feel like a dream and don’t ride up. I have filled my underwear drawer with them. Thanks Natori, you’ve done it again.” —Bliss

Price: $20 (available in sizes XS-XL and nine colors)


An Aesop hand wash I’ve seen in art gallery lavatories from LA to London and that’s a far cheaper way of bringing Gagosian-endorsed class to your home than buying a Kelly, Koons, or Kiefer.

The soap


In a past life I worked for artists and scouted exhibitions for an arts consultant. Also, like a lot of trans women, I take a diuretic as part of my HRT. I have to pee at least every 90 minutes, and consequentially I have used A LOT of art gallery bathrooms. This exact cleanser was an uncannily constant companion. I find it really comforting now. And, I have to say, it’s hands-down the finest hand soap I’ve ever encountered and literally world-class.

5-star reviews: 509

Promising review: “I really couldn’t understand how people could get so excited about a soap, but here I am. I love this. It’s creamy, smells wonderful, and you don’t need very much.” —Leo62

Price: $38+ (available with or without a pump)


A floral and fruity raspberry/rose perfume from Mugler to smell like adulting, but make it glam.

A hand holds the pink star-shaped perfume bottle


Make feeling grown up a complete sensational experience.

5-star reviews: 547

Promising review: “I really like musky and floral perfumes and am not a huge fan of sweeter scents. I think I could wear this daily, it smells adulty but not like your grandma’s perfume. This really interested me. Those notes of raspberry make it fresh and modern.” —Alexb96

Price: $28+ (available in three sizes and as a refill)


A hair towel reviewers say stays put and actually dries your hair, fast. Enough said, I’m in!

The hair towel in Lavender Rose


5-star reviews: 414

Promising review: “I bought two of these over 10 years ago and amazingly they are still as great as they were then, other than the evident years of wear and staining from hair dye and plain old use. I decided to get myself a new, pretty pink one to join the collection and look a little nicer on my head. They absorb the water from your hair quickly to reduce drying time and stay in place so that you can bend over and watch your towel fall off and land on the floor. You will love them! They are worth every penny.” —ShoesandCosmeticLady

Price: $30 (available in five colors)


A pair of Timberland Earthkeepers mid-rise nubuck boots rugged enough to take on winter but comfortable all year round.

The boots


Reviewers agree that they run large. Most suggest ordering a half size down.

5-star reviews: 281

Promising review: “An outstanding boot by Timberland. As they’re celebrating its tenth anniversary, here’s too many more. Comfortable right out of the box, with little to no break-in period. They do run large, as most Timberland boots do, so sizing a half to a full size down is recommended. I myself went a full size down. Stylish, stable, durable, comfortable, this boot delivers on every aspect. It holds it’s own in these frigid Chicago winters and looks rugged in the spring/summer.” —Ranko J.

Price: $160 (available in men’s sizes 7-13 and two widths)


A pair of Ugg platform slingback slipper sandals with genuine shearling footbeds to keep the coziness coming even as the weather heats up.

The slippers in Black Spots


They’re made with a 1-inch platform, and folks advise you order up a half size especially if you’re a half size normally (they only come in whole sizes). They’ve also got an elastic back strap to keep them on your feet in case you feel like venturing outside today (no pressure!).

5-star reviews: 597

Promising review: “These are so comfy and super cute on my feet! They are vented enough to keep my feet from getting too hot in warm weather. They are roomy without being too big or bulky. I love them!” —5Footer

Price: $110 (available in women’s sizes 7-12 and 14 colors)


An awe-inspiring Kiehl’s overnight facial oil serum that adds a nice dose of literalness to the phrase “beauty sleep.”

A model holds the serum


Use it alone or follow up with a moisturizer. It’s paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free.

5-star reviews: 1,282

Promising review: “I am in awe of this amazing nighttime recovery product! I have never been consistent when it came to cleaning and moisturizing my face before bedtime BUT I have not missed a night since Christmas! I JUST LOVE IT! The lavender not only smells great but is very relaxing. At first I thought the price might keep me from buying it on a regular basis but a little goes a long way. I will use this product for the rest of my life. Give it a whirl. Simply amazing!” —Babsi

Price: $29+ (available in four sizes)


A pair of Sam Edelman ankle-strap leather sandals with four-inch block heels to make the rest of your shoes jealous. I mean… just look at them! Pretty much perfect, if you ask me.

The sandals in Blue Leather


Also, if you’ve got petite feet or need shoes that are on the larger size (like my size 11s), great news! They’re available in an exceptionally inclusive range of sizes.

5-star reviews: 472

Promising review: “I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of go-to heels. You know, the classic, comfortable, stylish high heels that you can wear with anything. You can dress them up or down, they feel great and look great. They’re true to size. I had to play with the ankle strap to get it just right but once I did they were perfect. So happy with my purchase!” —Jessinseattle

Price: $99.95+ (available in women’s sizes 4-13 and 12 colors)


A Wacoal bra reviewers just love because it ~actually~ fits those of us who are fuller-busted.

A model wears the bra in Sand


Everything Wacoal makes is extraordinary. I’m smaller-framed and larger-chested and finding a bra that fits felt IMPOSSIBLE until I found these folks. They’re comfort geniuses. If you’ve never tried a Wacoal bra, now is the time.

5-star reviews: 408

Promising review: “I was shopping for lingerie with my sister and I happened across this bra. First of all, I didn’t even know I could find a bra in-store in MY size. Let’s just say I’m a busty girl. I tried on this Wacoal bra. I think may have passed out for a second due to extreme bliss. I cannot EVER remember trying on a bra that was so comfortable AND it’s an underwire. And let me tell you, being busty, I’ve tried them all! I couldn’t buy the bra that day, but a few days later, I got online and ordered two for me and convinced my sister to order one too. We are happy. It does not flatten your breasts or bulge out on the sides. The quality is top notch and I will be buying more. This is a must for anybody, no matter your size.” —Hill63

Price: $65 (available in band sizes 32-44 and cup sizes D-I and two colors)


A MAC matte lipstick reviewers say is their all-time favorite.

A model wears the lipstick in Heroine


5-star reviews: 3,042

Promising review: “I have been wearing the color Ruby Woo since the mid-1970s and it’s been my signature lipstick color ever since. I’m a 61-year-old African American woman and I’m told that I look like I’m in my thirties, and this lipstick is partly the reason why.” —Nessie1

Price: $19 (available in 29 colors)


An off-the-shoulder dress you can actually move around for once.

A model wears the black mini dress with heeled sandals


Reviewers also rave about the not-too-boxy fit.

5-star reviews: 628

Promising review: “Love this dress! Purchased for an upcoming wedding and I’m very excited to wear. Can easily be dressed up or down. Surprisingly fitted; most off-the-shoulder dresses can make me look like I’m wearing a sack and this fits great. Love the design of the shoulder! I’ve found a lot of those dresses limit movement; not the case here! I can lift my arms and the dress does not move. Thinking of getting multiples in other colors. Great purchase for the price!” —SarahElizabeth87

Price: $52.80 (originally $88; available in women’s sizes XS-XXL)


An OG Beautyblender blending sponge that’s a splurge for sure, but reviewers swear is worth every penny because it actually saves you money on makeup.

A model uses the sponge to apply cream makeup


5-star reviews: 356

Promising reviews: “I have used all different types of sponges, both disposable and and washable. Nothing is better than Beautyblender. I have sensitive, pale skin and do quite a bit of contouring/highlighting on my round face. In the past, sponges would be too aggressive and wind up irritating my fragile skin. They would also take off too much of the makeup and the concealer underneath. It was very frustrating, especially when you are using expensive products. This sponge actually saves me money, because I use so much less product.” —Marissa8637

Price: $20


A detangler reviewers claim is better than most wet brushes and perfect for anyone who’s struggled with knotted hair.

The brush in Mint/Lilac


5-star reviews: 515

Promising review: “I have used this brush on my hair for a few days now and I noticed the difference immediately. I have used others similar in nature and this one beats the rest. I have used it on wet and dry hair and it works seamlessly. I have very long hair that reaches my lower back, so I always have tangles and knots. I now won’t have to cut my hair to keep it untangled. I also bought one for a friend who struggles with tangled hair. I highly recommend and it’s a great price.” —TaupKnot

Price: $14 (available in three colors)


A pair of Adidas Adliette slides available in some awesome and unexpected colors and patterns and that reviewers say are the most comfortable thing they’ve ever worn.

The slides in Grey/Lilac/White


5-star reviews: 5,157

Promising review: “These are one of the most comfortable slides I’ve ever had. If you are considering to buy slides these, know that they definitely get the job done very well.” —NeNeZo

Price: $35+ (available in women’s sizes 5-13 and ten colors)

The same thing in men’s sizes and three colors (including a high-gloss reflective unicorn iridescent!) can be found here.


A pair of jeggings with leaving-the-house style and comfort perfect for staying on your couch all day.

A model wears the jeggings with a white T-shirt and stilletos


5-star reviews: 438

Promising review: “These are the best. They are so comfortable! They have good stretch and a perfect mid-rise and are skinny but not too skinny, and they hold their shape.” —WinMia

Price: $62 (available in women’s regular and petite sizes 00-18)


A nightshirt you’re never going to want to take off.

model wearing watercolor floral long-sleeve nightshirt


5-star reviews 319

Promising review: “This nightgown is probably my favorite thing I own. I want to buy 50 and wear them and them alone for the rest of my life. They’re so cute while also being luxurious and comfortable. You really can’t go wrong. I want it in every color that exists. Make more please!” —MissyMayMoo

Price: $49 (available in women’s sizes XXS-XL and six colors)


An Oribe dry texturizing spray adored by reviewers because it lets them coif fab ‘dos days after washing, without making them smell like they just dunked their head in a bucket of hand sanitizer.

The black shampoo spray bottle


5-star reviews: 828

Promising review: “I tried many dry texturizing sprays and the biggest problem was how bad they smelled — shockingly bad smells that never faded. Also some of them went on very thick. This cult favorite is great: smells good but it’s a light sent, it doesn’t come out too fast, sprays evenly and a little is all you need for the whole day to achieve hold with a bit of movement (beachy waves). I can use this several days in a row without having to shampoo. Just ten minutes to curl in some new waves and spray! With each day it just gets better.” —Adina

Price: $23+ (available in two sizes)


A one-piece swimsuit with a supportive fit reviewers rave over.

A model wears the black swimsuit


Many reviewers ordered up a size.

5-star reviews: 280

Promising review: “I just received this suit in the mail and I’m so pleased. I have a long torso and have trouble finding one-piece suits that fit — this one is perfect. And I had about given up on feeling good in a swimsuit. I feel good in this suit. It also has enough support without an underwire. I’m both pleased and shocked.” —Momprof94

Price: $79 (available in women’s sizes 2-14)


An Adidas trefoil graphic T-shirt that’s simply iconic.

A model wears the black T-shirt


5-star reviews: 392

Promising review: “These shirts are so comfortable and that’s why I always end up re-buying them.” —E.N

Price: $30 (available in men’s sizes S-XL)


A pair of Sanuk canvas slip-ons, which are as close to sandals as you can get while still wearing closed-toed shoes.

The shoes in black


5-star reviews: 256

Promising review: “Purchased these for my spouse as something comfy and casual to wear that’s stylish too. They love them! I ordered a half size down as recommended and they fit just right.” —SarahBLovesNords

Price: $64.95 (available in men’s sizes 7-13 and two colors)

There’s a women’s-sized version, too. Get it here.


A SPF 50+ sunscreen from Shiseido that won the 2020 Allure magazine Best of Beauty Award for chemical body sunscreens, so you know it’s good.

A model holds the sunscreen with a swatch applied to their arm to show its translucency


It’s water-resistant for the standard 80 minutes and oxybenzone-free, octinoxate-free, dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, noncomedogenic, and reef-friendly.

5-star reviews: 1,355

Promising reviews: “I love this sunblock, it smells good and looks nice under makeup and doesn’t break out my combination skin. You do need to shake it before you use it each time but that’s not so bad, as it does get activated more in the sun. It’s pretty expensive but it works better than other brands and doesn’t have the ‘sunblock smell’ in it.” —Nordstrom reviewer

Price: $29+ (available in two sizes)


A Dior nail enhancer to make your dainty digits pop without polish.

A model applies the product to another model's fingers


5-star reviews: 250

Promising review: “This is a fantastic polish for days you don’t want color but you do want your nails to look their best. It has a UV-reactive ingredient that works with the light to make the whites of your nails look whiter. Think whites under a black light, but much more subtle! It also makes the nail bed look nice and healthy. Looks so good and is so easy!” —ChynaBlue

Price: $28

The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.


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