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    23 Useful Products That'll Make You Feel Less Like A Dungeon Troll And More Like A Human

    It might be time to become a person again.

    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. A copy of You Are a Badass, a hilarious self-help book that's zero percent cheesy and will remind you that you are not, in fact, a swamp monster, but you are capable of amazing things.

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    "Sincero’s writing is hilarious, sarcastic, and real, which is why it resonated with me so strongly. She doesn’t just lay out a list of things to do to make changes in your life; she gives insight as to why you are the way you are, how to change the things you deem negative, and how to use the universe, or 'The Force,' as she calls it, to make massive life changes that will stick. After finishing the book for the first time a little over a month ago, I have actually already started feeling a hell of a lot more positive about my life and career choices. For example, in my line of work (travel blogging/Instagram) comparing yourself to others is so easy to do. Instead, now I focus solely on what I’m doing and how it makes me feel — which has done a lot for my mental health." —Taylor Fuller

    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $18.50.

    2. An Urban Decay Naked 3 palette to help you find your inner makeup artist once again. Since you're probably a little rusty, you may need the help of a YouTube beauty guru, but you'll have the goods to get the job done right.

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    Get it on Urban Decay Canada for $68 or Sephora Canada for $68.

    3. A pack of acne patches that'll suck all the gross stuff out of your zits and magically make them disappear overnight. They have super-thin edges that blend in with your skin and can be used for larger breakouts on your cheeks, forehead, back, and chin (you can trim 'em for smaller blemishes).

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    Get a pack of 10 strips on SkinStore for $25.73.

    4. An emotional barometer to help you get in touch with your feelings, because you are a human and you have those. They'll teach you how to check in with yourself, so your inner ogre doesn't show it's face to the ones you love.

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    It comes with 20 cards: anxious, loving, dreamy, confident, guilty, sulky, grateful, envious, solitary, obsessed, ugly, practical, weepy, sensual, melancholy, self-pitying, needy, happy, awed, and nostalgic.

    Get it on Anthropologie for $20 USD.

    5. A tub of exfoliating body scrub that'll buff every inch of your body without feeling too abrasive. It's got a beachy scent that'll leave your bathwater (and you) smelling bomb, too.

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    Get it on Anthropologie for $39 USD or Sephora Canada for $51.

    6. A set of sponge cloths made from wood pulp to clean up all those messes you've been ignoring, without even touching paper towel. They can absorb about 15 times their weight in water, making them real saviours for cooking crises and wine spills.

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    Get a set of four on Simons for $24.

    7. A Samsung fitness tracker that'll monitor your heart rate, exercise, sleep quality, and more so that you know exactly what's happening with your health. It may encourage you to work up a sweat and stay in touch with your body.

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    Get it on Samsung for $199. Available in three colours.

    8. And a set of colourful resistance bands that'll help you get the booty of your dreams without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Just fire up those fitness videos and get to squatting.

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    It comes with five bands, ranging from light to heavy resistance, and a carrying pouch.

    Get it on Free People Canada for $19.

    9. A bottle of Living Proof dry shampoo that will make your dirty hair feel clean without even stepping in the shower (because let's face it, even though you aren't a monster, hygiene is not our top priority ATM). It also makes for a stellar texturizing spray, if you want to add a little body to your 'do.

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    "This is honestly a miracle in a bottle. And it doesn’t just mask dirty hair — it actually cleans it! Just a few sprays and my short hair looks freshly washed, and smells AH-MAZING. I love that it comes in three different sizes, so I can stash a lil’ guy in my purse for on-the-go refreshes, and keep a larger size at home. As an added bonus, it adds just a hint of texture, so my pixie cut always looks perfectly tousled." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Anthropologie for $24 USD or for Sephora Canada for $33.

    10. A pair of cork massage balls that'll do big things for aches and pains (essential if you've been walking around like the Hunchback of Notre Dame). They're great for relieving muscle soreness and can work their magic on pretty much any muscle with a bit of rolling around.

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    Get it on Free People Canada for $50.

    11. A fancy shmancy fabric shaver that'll remove lint and pilled fabric that's accumulated on your carpet, furniture, clothes, and everything in between. It's about the size of a tennis ball, so it won't take up a ton of cupboard space.

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    Get it on Shopbop for $69.72. Available in three colours.

    12. An agave lip mask from BITE Beauty to exfoliate your dry lips keep your pout lookin' pretty. If you've been suffering from a case of super-chapped lips and lip balm isn't doing the trick, this stuff is a life-saver.

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    Get it on BITE Beauty for $22 or Sephora Canada for $29.

    13. An easy-to-use productivity journal that'll help you declutter your schedule and start accomplishing some tasks. If you're looking to get organized and procrastinate less, you need this in your life.

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    It has space for daily and weekly goals, and has a handy ranking system that'll make sure you tackle the most high-priority things first.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $34.

    14. A HelloFresh box that'll make cooking dinner a breeze. All the ingredients are pre-portioned and the recipes take under an hour to make, so you won't be tempted to eat a sleeve of cookie dough instead of a real meal (again).


    It has options for vegetarians, picky-eaters, and families of all sizes.

    Get $80 off your HelloFresh order, including free shipping with the code BUZZFEED80. Get a box with three meals (two portions per meal) for $69.99.

    15. A set of expandable drawer dividers that'll make your dresser store-level tidy. Now you won't create a floordrobe every time you go looking for a shirt!

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    You can also use them in the kitchen to organize all your cooking doodads, if your utensils live in a state of chaos. They slide from 11 inches to 17 inches to fit most drawers front to back or side to side.

    Get a pack of two for $19.99 on OXO.

    16. A pair of round Ray-Ban sunnies that'll make you look effortlessly stylish, even when you haven't slept a wink. The nose pads keep these specs perfectly in place, so they never slide down your nose (even when you've worked up a sweat).

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    Get it on Ray-Ban Canada for $138 (originally $198).

    17. This legendary, blood-red peeling solution from The Ordinary that you've probably seen on TikTok, Instagram, and every other social media platform. It'll clean out your congested pores, deeply exfoliate your skin, and make your face super smooth (aka everything you want and need).

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    "Much to my delight, my pores appeared significantly smaller and brighter, and my skin felt as smooth as a newborn baby's booty. In addition, the peel almost immediately handled the amount of shine I was experiencing throughout the day. That's because it has salicylic acid in it, a BHA commonly used to treat acne-prone skin. While the bottle says you can use this up to twice a week, I think once a week is good for me." —Jamé Jackson

    Get it on LookFantastic for $10.

    18. A fancy dual-function vibrator to get you back in your ~groove~. The wand and exterior vibrators can be controlled independently, so you really can tailor your vibe to suit your needs.

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    It has 12 vibration settings, and is waterproof and USB rechargeable.

    Get it on Lovehoney Canada for $239.95. Also available in black.

    19. A Stasher reusable silicone bag that'll encourage you to prep healthy snacks before you become a hangry monster and storm your pantry for crackers. They're leakproof and can be used in the freezer, microwave, and even the oven (up to 400 °F).

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    "I recently ran out of plastic sandwich bags which lead to a discussion between my husband and I if we even really needed them in the house at all. We decided we did NOT and chose to try out reusable Stasher silicone snack bagsinstead. They've been great! They're super easy to clean, come in fun colors, and feature a really tight pinch-lock seal, so snacks stay fresh. We're definitely going to buy the sandwich bags as well. Welcoooooome to a plastic-free 2020!" —Heather Braga

    Get a sandwich-sized bag on Simons for $11.99. Also available in snack and itty bitty sizes.

    20. A glitzy highlighting cream that'll make you shine with the light of a thousand suns. Nothing says, "I've put my life back together" like some seriously dewy skin.

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    Get it on Free People Canada for $38.

    21. A pair of Lululemon Wunder Under tights that are great for working out, but also super comfy for lounging around in. If it's (finally) time to change out of your sweatpants these will make you feel a little more put together.

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    "I have been wearing these pants for years and, honestly, I will never stop. I own them in multiple different colours and I'm not kidding when I say they last forever. Yes, it's stupid how much they cost, but by the time I ruin these, I would have gone through, like, six pairs of cheap leggings. They've never pilled on me and they stretch like a dream (which is great when I have a bit of a PMS bloat)." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Lululemon for $98. Available in nine colours, three lengths, and sizes 0-14.

    22. A panda-themed UV drying lamp that'll help you get a salon-level gel mani, without leaving the comfort of your home. It has a built-in timer that'll let you know when it's time to switch hands, so you'll never overdo it.

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    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $18.95.

    23. And finally, a bottle of ultra-hydrating Mario Badescu facial mist that'll make you feel awake and alive in just a few spritzes. It'll also save your skin from dryness, because it's packed it with nourishing herbs and oils.

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    "It's cool and refreshing, aka the perfect wake-up call for my drooping eyes and fading brain cells. It also makes my skin look the slightest bit more dewy, and, very importantly, doesn't irritate my skin. But in all honesty, why would it? It has soothing ingredients like aloe vera, bladderwrack (yep, that's a thing), gardenia, rose, and thyme. It almost sounds like one of those hyper-healthy smoothies I never drink. The nozzle distributes the product really evenly and finely, which, as silly as it is to point out, is not the case for all spray bottles! I use this to give my skin some pep literally any time of the day, and sometimes even to set my makeup if I'm just wearing concealer. It's always mist o'clock somewhere! 💨" —Sarah Han

    Get it on Anthropologie for $12 USD or in a smaller size on Sephora Canada for $11.

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