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    Updated on Mar 26, 2020. Posted on Mar 14, 2020

    Just 25 Random Products We Really Love

    Cheap wireless headphones, a comfy bra, energy gum, and more products the BuzzFeed Shopping team swears by.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Nothing Fancy, a cookbook by the one-and-only Alison Roman, that'll actually make you want to make dinner at night with fuss-free meals instead of ordering takeout...again.

    Amazon

    "I got this cookbook for my partner over the holidays, and we have already used it multiple times for entertaining to — if I may say so — a great success! The recipes are impressive but not labor-intensive, making them genuinely perfect for having some folks over." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.25.

    2. A T-shirt to show the world (from the comfort of your home!) how you're a melanin mermaid and proud of it. 🧜🏽‍♀️

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "I have bought a few shirts and pins from Adorned by Chi, and I love them all. The products are fun, quirky, and unique. The quality is always good and if you're a fan of anime or nerd culture, then there is definitely a lot of awesome stuff to choose from!" —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Adorned by Chi for $26+ (available in sizes XS–4X and in six colors).

    And check out 37 other cool products from black-owned businesses here.

    3. Bath & BodyWorks' sleep foam bath infused with chamomile and bergamot oil to help calm the mind and body, which is something I'm pretty sure we all need right about now.

    BuzzFeed / Heather Braga

    "A few years ago a friend gave me the 'stress relief' body wash and foam bath as a gift and ever since I've been hooked on these products. Most recently I purchased the Sleep black chamomile version, and I want to let the world know how much I love it!

    It was designed to calm the mind and body, as it is infused with chamomile oil and bergamot oil, and honestly just smells fantastic. I'm also very into healing crystals, astrology, and all that jazz, so the subtle depiction of stars and the moon on the label really drew me in. The bodywash itself even has a mystical, potion-like look to it. It looks so cool on my bathroom counter that I already know I'll have to restock when I run out. I'll usually only add a single squeeze-worth of it into my running bath water and it foams up really nicely — but not too much so that you're being overwhelmed by bubbles. If you're in need of a new bubble bath or just want to upgrade your own *serenity situation* I'd definitely check this product out." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $13.50.

    4. Dr. Scholl's high-heel relief insoles, because when you wear heels, you're married to them until you get home, and these will help you stay happily married by providing much-needed relief from any pain and suffering your favorite heels might cause.

    Amazon

    "I own several pairs of these and they really help me when I want to wear heels and have to stomp through the concrete jungle that is New York City. I feel like such a superhero with these, because concrete + subway steps + high heels usually = pain within 30 minutes. But not with my trusty, discrete gel inserts. 😘

    I've worn these with stilettos and inside of high-heel boots so they help me year-round, really. On Valentine's Day, I realllllly wanted to be cute at a party in a pair of four-inch thigh-high boots but I also didn't want to be a part-time wallflower the whole night due to foot pain. I inserted these babies and I kid you not, I made it through a late dinner and HOURS of dancing to '90s records in my favorite boots thanks to these gel inserts. Also, several reviewers expressed that these inserts helped them since they have high arches." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    5. A gentle face cleanser perfect for anyone with sensitive skin to remove makeup and dirt while also still hydrating your face and letting your best skin glow.

    Cetaphil / Via instagram.com

    "My friends... there aren't words to describe how dang sensitive my skin is. It's kind of frustrating, TBH, because I write about amazing products all day and I want to try ALL of the skincare products, but I literally can't. This is one of the select few skincare products I know I can always rely on. It's truly so gentle, I don't even realize it's on my skin, yet, it makes it feel clean and fresh. I absolutely swear by it, and highly recommend that if you're also in the 'my skin is too sensitive for literally anything' boat, that you get on board with this, because it will change your life for the better." —Samantha Wieder

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90.

    6. NeuroGum energy gum made with 40mg of caffeine to help you get through your 3 p.m. slump so you don't have to grab another cup of coffee that might make you jittery and not sleep at night.

    amazon.com

    "People, I love and swear by this gum. Each piece is made with 40mg of caffeine (about half the amount of caffeine in an average cup of coffee), so it’s great to chew throughout the afternoon without having to worry about it keeping you up at night. You can read more of my thoughts and opinions on this gum here (it's #2)!" —Kayla Suazo

    Get a pack of 108 from Amazon for $39.

    7. A microfiber hair towel designed to dry your hair in about half the time.

    amazon.com

    "Ever since I started using a microfiber hair towel, I hardly ever use a blow-dryer anymore. I'd rather not add heat to my curly hair unless totally necessary, so I'll wash my hair at night, wrap it in a microfiber towel and let it dry on it's own. It helps my curls feel much healthier — and it keeps my hair out of the way while I'm doing my skincare routine." —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes).

    8. A pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones that look more expensive than they actually are *and* work better than their more expensive competition. Now that's a win-win.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    They have a 13-hour music and talk time and only take about 1.5 hours to charge completely. Plus, they come with different sized earbuds to ensure they fit into all different sized ears and are sweat-proof.

    "I've had my pink pair for nine months and counting, and I'm never going back to traditional wired buds. In fact, all I can tolerate now is this short wrap-around-the-neck wire! The noise reduction isn't 100%, but it blocks pretty much everything at the office (but if someone talks to me, I won't be startled lol) *and* a dang impressive level of noise on my very loud subway commute to and from work, so I never have to blast my music at an uncomfortably high volume. Also, they blow first-edition AirPods out of the water in terms of noise reduction *and* are wayyyy cheaper, just sayin'. Plus, each charge gives you eight hours of talk/music time, and they only take an hour or two to fully charge. They also have magnetic backs, so they can snap together when you're not using them." —Sarah Han

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (only available in black currently).

    Read Sarah's full review of the Soundpeat Q30 Plus Bluetooth Earphones here.

    9. A two-sided Mr. Pumice Ultimate pumi bar with coarse and extra-coarse grits to really give your feet the ultimate makeover and remove all your dead skin without having to take a trip to the salon.

    amazon.com

    "I have this and its two sides (medium and coarse) WORK. It's lasted a longggggg time. Most of the time I go in on my feet with the coarse side first, and then finish off with the medium. But don't do this dry! Make sure you've done this after you've been in the shower or the bath a bit to help soften your skin. With this, a pedicure rasp, and a body scrub, you can do some major foot work on the reg and treat pro pedicures like, well, a treat!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $3.46.

    10. Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm you might as well add two of to your cart, because you're going to love the moisture and color they add to your lips so much, you'll use them all the time.

    Maybelline

    "This is a true staple for me — I've been using it for years (I always get the cherry color, if you were wondering, but have been branching out to try the other shades). Plus, it has so much in the tube that it lasts forever until you need to replace it. With how effective it is and at such a great price point, it's a given really." —Nusrat Sultana

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+ (available in seven colors).

    11. A stick-on wallet perfect for easily stashing your credit card and ID for when you really don't want to carry a big wallet or purse.

    Amazon

    "I recently bought one of these for my ID and credit cards because every time I went for a 'quick trip' out of the apartment, I kept dropping them all over the place like a monster. The adhesive on these babies goes on super easily and is strong as heck, and the wallet is thin enough that I can still jam my phone into my back pocket without any issue, which is important to my lazy sensibilities." —Emma Lord

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 12 colors).

    12. A Kick & Play piano your little one will be ~kicking~ with joy when they get to play with — and you'll be ~kicking~ with joy when you realize the music isn't as annoying as any other baby toy on the market.

    Amazon

    "'Come and join the animal band!' The Fisher-Price Smart Stages Kick & Play Piano introduces numbers, colors, shapes, and musical animals to bebé. But in a new parent's world that's filled with torture-level repetitive children's songs, these tunes somehow manage to remain catchy, enjoyable earworms.

    This was one of the first toys I bought our son and almost a year later it's still a hit for him (and us). The off-brand Idina Menzel that sings all of the tunes about Purple Monkey and Green Froggy should probably receive one of those Grammys they don't televise — she's that good. These songs will probably never leave my brain but I'm totally OK with that. 'You're gonna clap, clap, clap your hands'." —John Mihaly

    Get it from Amazon for $17.48.

    13. A pair of high-rise mom jeans that'll be your new go-to because they'll look good with everything in your closet. A T-shirt? Yep! A sweater? You betcha! A blazer? Of course!

    Lulus

    "I reaaally hate jeans...except for this pair. The material always feels way too heavy, but seeing as its getting colder and colder here in New York, leggings just won’t cut it. I liked the relaxed look of these jeans and decided to give ‘em a go since I’ve ordered pants from Lulus before and was very happy with them. These didn’t disappoint! They’re soft and actually fit me really well in the tush. The jeans have hardly any stretch to them, but because of the loose-fitted design, they don't feel restricting. They look a little cropped on the model but I’m not as tall so if I want a cropped look, I just roll up the ankle a little. Super cute and now I want to wear them every day!" —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get them from Lulus for $54 (available in sizes 0–13).

    14. A mug warmer that regulates the temperature of your coffee or tea so you can nurse your drink for hours without sipping an ice-cold beverage.

    Amazon

    "I have one of these and I've come to seriously love and rely on it. I, for whatever reason, cannot drink coffee (or any beverage for that matter) quickly and am often drinking lukewarm brew. It's gross. This simple gadget keeps it pretty hot — maybe not fresh-out-of-the-pot scorching — but hot nonetheless. It's definitely worth the money!" —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    15. A set of temporary tattoos both kids and adults alike will give a ~ringing~ endorsement.

    Amazon

    "I bought these for a child's tattoo-themed birthday party and they were a huge hit with both the kids and the adults! The size is perfect for any finger and the tattoo is easy to apply in one try – no mistakes were made, despite the fidgety little kid fingers we were applying them to. I had one as well and it lasted about three days with normal hand-washing. These are a ton of (temporary) fun!" —Mal Mower

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 10 styles).

    16. A mini diffuser with essential oils to help you reduce your stress and feel all the chill vibes you can at the moment.

    Amazon

    "I originally got this diffuser for my mom as a birthday gift, but it's become a family favorite. I like plugging it in the living room and having the essential oils steam through the air while I work. It definitely helps relax my mind and makes me feel calmer. It's a nice little way to help me get in the zone for tackling tasks." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in black and yellow).

    17. A towel designed with an added loop so you can hang it easily and not worry about it falling on your gross floor at a moment's notice.

    Havly

    "I recently picked up one of these towels and it is unbelievably soft. It's thicker than most of my towels but seemingly takes up less space. The loop to hang it seems super sturdy which is an added bonus." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Havly for $44 (available in five colors).

    18. New York Street Style, a fashionable coloring book that's so ~posh~, you'll feel like a model about to post their #ootd when you complete a drawing.

    Amazon

    "I got this for Christmas and love it! I don't have the patience or skills for most adult coloring books, but I love how this one isn't too intricate and the pictures don't take forever to finish. It's got a great mix of pictures to color, including pages with just clothes and accessories, outfits on models, OOTD close-ups, and mini NYC scenes. It's a fun and relaxing thing to do while I'm on the phone or watching TV, and it reminds me of the fashion design art sets I had as a kid, since you can get creative filling in the looks in the book! The book itself is also really nice-looking, with a ribbon bookmark and a smooth cover." —Katy Herman

    Get it from Amazon for $10.87.

    19. A rice cooker that not only cooks rice in minutes, but also veggies, jambalaya, and even cake so you can get dinner on the table in no time.

    Amazon

    "I have this exact rice cooker, and I could not be happier with it. My husband insisted we buy it to make our lives a little easier when trying to make nutritious meals during the week. It does all the work for you so you can prep the rest of your meal while your rice cooks — it's fantastic. I mean, over 6K Amazon customers have taken the time to give it a five-star review! So, I'm not alone in my obsession with this lil' appliance." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $28.87+ (available in three styles).

    20. A pack of eyebrow razors designed to be a quick way for you to shape your eyebrows, remove any hair, and just get smooth skin without having to make another appointment and spend more time in a salon chair.

    Amazon

    "Y'all, I am extremely too lazy (and cheap!!) to go to a salon, and do not trust myself with anything that has the word 'wax' at 'at-home' in the product description, so these have been a godsend. I use them for my brows and they're not only super quick and effective, but I've personally never dealt with razor burn or any other kind of reaction you might get from shaving an unusual part of your human face. A lot of reviewers also mention using them for dermaplaning." —Emma Lord

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.25.

    21. A skin-perfecting 2% BHA liquid made with salicyic acid to even out your skin tone, unclog your pores, and soften your skin.

    Paula's Choice / Via instagram.com

    "I 100% vouch for this liquid exfoliant's amazingness. It's helped to even out my skin tone and control the hormonal acne around my mouth. It's the only thing I feel like has actually helped start to slow down those breakouts, and for that, I'm forever thankful. I apply a thin layer in the morning and at night after cleansing and before moisturizing." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon or Nordstrom for $10+ (available in two sizes at Norstrom and four sizes four sizes on Amazon).

    22. Darkening curtains with bows across the top for a chic finish to your room that will also prevent extra light from coming in and waking you up before your alarm goes off.

    Amazon

    "My roommate is currently jealous of my curtains and I suspect she'll have some hanging in her room in another color within the next few months as well. I fell in love at first sight with the elegant knot at the top of the curtains, which was easy to tie IRL (two seconds and you're literally done). They came in an extra-long length for my floor-to-ceiling window and made my room look super sophisticated. Also? They were AFFORDABLE AS ALL HECK. Now, I plan to buy two more! Aside from a mattress I adore, this is my favorite Amazon purchase in my entire Amazon-purchasing LIFE. FYI, I ordered these in the spice red to match a quilt I own and well, 'perfect' isn't even the best word to describe." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get them from Amazon for $26.49 (available in two styles, five sizes, and eight colors).

    23. A pair of studded boots people will be shocked when you tell them where you got them and how little you paid for them.

    Target

    "I own them, love them, and actually keep a back-up pair under my desk for when the day comes that they eventually fall apart. I've them for almost a year now, and they still look brand new. I go through shoes fast because, well, I live in New York, and walk EVERYWHERE, and at this low price, I thought these boots would be toast after one fall/winter. But I've got to say, they are still holding up, and my back-up pair is still taking up space under my desk, and I'm totally okay with that." —Abby Kass

    Get them from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 5–12).

    24. A bra that is both comfortable *and* supportive (without any underwire), which shouldn't be hard to find in a bra, but for some reason is. *le sigh*

    True & Co

    "I am someone who (although the size of my boobs suggests I should do otherwise) prefers to never wear a bra. I don't like the feel of standard underwire, straps, cups, or hooks. I found this online and (because I am easily seduced by online ads) thought I'd give it a try. I was eager to see if there was a bra that made wearing a bra worth it. Guess what? YUP. There is. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing much of anything, but it gives my bod enough support to suggest otherwise. It's also so soft I now genuinely prefer wearing this bra to wearing nothing at all. And I mean that." —Mal Mower

    Get it from True & Co for $64 (available in sizes XS–2X and in 12 styles).

    25. Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim, a memoir that'll give you all the feels as author Leah Vernon shares her life story of overcoming difficulties to be the women she is today. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll be inspired.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "I'm currently reading this book and it is one of the most honest and entertaining memoirs I've read in a while. Leah does not hold back and her story of family struggles, divorce, and following her dreams is certainly able to inspire anyone, no matter what their race, religion, etc.." —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $15.82.

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