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    Just 30 Random Products We Really Love

    High-rise bike shorts, a very good pre-seasoned skillet, anti-nausea ginger gum, and other products we (the BuzzFeed Shopping & Products team) truly adore.

    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. High-rise biker shorts to temporarily replace your leggings. As humidity begins to return, our limbs demand a little more breathing room — and in this heat!??! Who could blame them!?

    model wearing black high-rise leggings with pockets

    "I got a pair of these for summer runs and y'all, I live in them now. They're in my laundry pile at this precise moment and I'm mad about it. The fabric is lightly compressive but comfortable and fully pass the squat test, plus the pockets are extremely handy. I wear them to run and also with oversized shirts for a ~look~." —Emma Lord

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-5XL and in 37 colors).

    2. Kitsch elastic scrunchies, because it's about time you break up with breakage. The smooth satin material won't tug or pull at your 'do (they're perfect for sleep!), plus they'll last and last and last after months of constant use.


    "Reader, I love these scrunchies for my curly-frizzy-coarse and dry dry dry hair. I travel in them (they saved my hair on a looooooong set of flights to and from Australia this past January), sleep in them EVERY NIGHT, and I even wear them out when my hair is dirty and it's ~low bun time~ to dress it up a bit. I have absolutely noticed a reduction in breakage and the strands that cascade to the floor when I take my hair down in the morning for styling. If you're looking for a budget-friendly option to just add a little TLC to your hair care, I absolutely recommend these bbs. And in several months of constant use, there's been no stretching out, even though I have quite a bit of hair." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet with the uncanny ability to sauté, sear, bake, broil, braise, fry, or grill any meal to perfection. Want a solid kitchen investment? Look no further than this beauty.

    the black skillet with salmon asparagus

    "This is the cast-iron I have, and it just lives on my stove top because I use it literally everyday. To clean, simply hand wash (I usually opt for no soap, but you do you) and rub with vegetable oil to keep it nice and seasoned." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88 (available in multiple sizes).

    4. Anti-nausea ginger gum perfect for long rides or pregnancy morning sickness. Avoiding having to pull over will become as easy as one, two, chew.

    the gum

    "I originally bought this gum for a getaway that I knew included a road trip because I get carsick on long drives and didn't want to become a miserable little gnat as a result. Let me tell you, this gum saved not only me but also almost everyone on my trip. Whenever someone started feeling nauseated, they just popped a piece of gum in their mouth and felt relief within minutes. The ginger taste is light, but it's still effective. It's actually really yummy! I can't imagine how many times we would've had to pull over so someone could get some fresh air or even throw up during our almost five-hour drive had I not brought this gum along." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. How to Raise a Plant by Morgan Doane and Erin Harding, the only book you'll need on your journey to developing a green thumb. This breaks down everything you need to know: which houseplants are the best for your environment, how to take care of them, what tools to invest in, DIY projects, and more.

    the book

    "I have this book and love it! It's a great book to consult whenever one of your fussy plants starting acting up." —Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.23.

    6. A Kodak instant camera with Bluetooth capability for printing full-sized photos (either directly from the camera or your phone's camera roll). The photo paper is even equipped with adhesive on the back, aka scrapbooking just became a *whole* lot easier.

    Jasmin Suknanan / BuzzFeed

    "When I opened the package, I charged the camera for a bit until it was ready to go and followed the instructions for installing the printing paper. I've used instant cameras and the like before, but I thought the installation instructions were pretty clear and easy to follow even if someone had never used a similar camera. The booklet says you can download the Kodak 2-in-1 app on your phone so you can print photos that are already on your camera roll, so I downloaded the app and paired the camera to my phone using bluetooth to test out with some photos I took on a Labor Day trip to Rhode Island. Pairing the two was super easy with the instructions from the app. The app also lets you edit and customize the photos before printing. So no one photo, I added some text before printing, and the other I left blank.

    They printed out beautifully!!!!! I also love that the photo paper is actually adhesive — you can just peel off the back and stick it anywhere. That's perfect for me since I actually keep a travel journal with photos and things from my trips — no glue or tape required to keep those pics in place. I can definitely see this being a bonus for anyone who loves journaling or scrapbooking and wants an easy way to hold onto their memories. Overall, I really thought it was fun to use. The photo quality is great, too. I've had instant cameras where the colors and brightness are diminished and it felt like a waste, but this is pretty vibrant." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95 (also available in bundles with photo paper).

    7. An over-the-door organizer that can house up to 24 pairs. Carrie Bradshaw, if your apartment was *actually* on par with NYC standards (aka tiny), you would've really appreciated this simple system.

    the clear shoe organizer with shoes inside
    Sam Wieder / BuzzFeed

    "When I couldn't fit all of my shoes on a shoe rack I purchased, I knew I needed another organizer, but didn't necessarily need a whole other shoe rack. What I did was put my 'bulkier' shoes like boots, running sneakers, etc., on the rack and then I put my 'less bulky' shoes like sandals into this clear pocket organizer (and then I put the shoes that I wear most often by the front door, hence why there is a missing pocket randomly in the middle of the picture above). I have a little extra pocket space remaining at the top, so I used it to store some additional jewelry like super long necklaces that were too long to hand on my jewelry tree. This was super easy to set up, and after seeing so many wonderful reviews about it, I'm glad I finally got one." —Sam Wieder

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87 (available in three colors).

    8. A C'est Moi clay mask perfect for anyone with limited storage space. One pack contains six ~cloud~ tablets: add 1/2 teaspoon of water, mix into a paste, and apply. Voila! A marshmallow extract and white clay combo will leave your complexion feeling nourished, clean, and luminous.

    Amazon, Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "When I tried this face mask I thought the DIY aspect was cool because they don't take up as much space in my beauty cabinet and it's honestly kind of fun! The mask is super easy to mix and apply. It left my face feeling nice and clean — not sticky or tight at all — and it barely has a scent." —Kayla Boyd

    Get a pack of six masks from Amazon for $14.

    9. A Joseph Joseph kitchen tool set complete with a magnetic stand (!!!!) for easy, convenient storage and the following five tools: a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, solid spoon, and a ladle. Phew.

    the magnetic storage stand and five utensils

    "Someone gifted me one of these many moons ago, and the utensils have held up for over four years! They're still as perfectly magnetized and functional as they were when they first arrived, and I barely ever notice them even though my counter space is approximately that of a lunch tray (wish I were kidding!!!)." —Emma Lord

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    10. A 6-quart Vortex air fryer for making all of your favorite comfort foods — we're talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil. It's even great for crisping up leftovers!

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    "I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"" —Hannah Loewentheil

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Finally Got An Air Fryer, And It's Totally Changed My Home Cooking".

    11. Cee Cee's Closet head wraps available in so many gorgeous prints, you'll be tempted to purchase 'em all (no judgment here).

    BuzzFeed Editor Kayla wearing the headscarf
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "Cee Cee's Closet is a Black woman-owned business. The accessories are designed by founders Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudoand and then handmade by artisans in Nigeria.

    I have a head wrap and it is so sturdy, yet super comfortable. It does an amazing job of staying in place and keeping my curly hair out of my face. They are 100% cotton and lightweight so you can wrap with ease. I love playing with the different ways to wear it. You can knot it, fold it up, tie it in a bow, etc. — there are so many fun ways to rock these!" —Kayla Boyd

    Get them from Cee Cee's Closet for $15+ (available in three styles and TONS of prints).

    12. A kitchen SinkShroom invented by a wizard to catch scraps and prevent it from falling down the drain (hello, avoided clogs). Just think of this magic weapon as your new sink bodyguard *and* an easy way to avoid emergency phone calls to your plumber.

    the silver SinkShroom in a sink

    "I bought this for myself and OMG. This thing REALLY works. Usually when my husband makes sauce from scratch I'm left with chunks of tomatoes throughout my sink and water that WILL NOT drain — that was until I bought the SinkShroom. My mom was so impressed she bought one, too. It's a serious game-changer." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A tiny knife sharpener because that knife of yours can barely slice through bread, let alone a steak. This features two sharpening options (coarse and fine), and is designed with a nonslip base to ensure that it stays put whilst in use.

    Elizaebeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    "The sharpener comes with detailed instructions and actually fits in my knife drawer. When I first received it I ~excitedly~ gave it a go on a Rachael Ray knife (similar to these). It’s a pretty handy knife, but wasn’t what it used to be back in the day when I inherited it from a friend who left NYC in 2011. I set it on the edge of my cutting board and pulled it through the coarse notch three times, per the instructions. Even though mushrooms aren’t notorious for being tough to slice through, they’re oddly shaped and move around: with my newly sharpened knife, I was able to slice through them with no effort…even the stem! I also manhandled an onion and it was sooo easy slicing through the skin. So yeah, it's good. But there are tons of Amazon reviewers who have similarly lovey-dovey feelings about it too!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    To learn more, check out "This Lil' Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6".

    14. A Cerave foaming cream cleanser packed with high-quality ingredients (we're talking niacinamide, benzoyl peroxide, hyaluronic acid, and essential ceramides) to tackle acne — all without stripping your skin of moisture. Bid adieu to pimples *and* dryness, folks.

    a white tube of the cleanser

    "The cleanser has benzoyl peroxide which is a key ingredient for drying up acne spots. Because of that, I don't use it every day. Instead, it's great to have in my collection of skincare products to pull out when I feel a breakout coming on or whenever I wake up to an unwelcomed pimple. Instead of using my regular cleanser, I use this one to help keep the breakout clean and speed up the healing process. When my face is clearer, I revert to my regular cleanser." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    15. A Verb restorative oil to take 👏 on 👏 frizz 👏. This lightweight blend of bamboo extract, moringa seed oil, and argan oil restores dehydrated ends with very little product, taming frizz and adding shine with each and every application.

    hand holding clear bottle with white spray nozzle
    Alice Prendergast / BuzzFeed

    "I use this after showers and it always makes my hair easy to comb. It also makes my ends look nice! It's so lightweight that it pretty much vanishes as soon as I put it in my hair, so my hair isn't oily and there's no residue left behind (love that). It also has a light citrus scent that's so lovely you'll be sad when it disappears (I know I always am)." —Nusrat Sultana

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

    16. A BPA-free Nalgene water bottle with a screw-top lid, dishwasher-safe plastic, and etched-in measurements that let you keep track of exactly how much water you've sipped. This acts as a subtle reminder to stay hydrated, folks. / Via @nalgene, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    "Nalgenes are light and so easy to carry around. Whether you're hiking, strolling through town, throwing one in your backpack, or just hanging around the house, they're a joy to bring along. The screw-top lids never fail and the BPA-free and dishwasher-safe plastic is nice and durable. I can admittedly be extremely clumsy and have yet to crack a 'gene." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in 30 colors).

    To learn more, check out "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes".

    17. Felt protectors to keep cookware free of scratches and scuffs. Those pots and pans cost you a small fortune. Their price tag physically hurt. Try your best to keep 'em safe, eh?

    the gray felt protectors with illustrations of cookware
    World Market

    "When my husband and I received our first set of 'real' pots and pans from our wedding registry, we knew we wanted to keep them in great condition for as long as possible. We bought a set of these immediately. It's great that they come in various sizes so you can nest your pots/pans inside each other without causing any damage." —Heather Braga

    Get a pack of three from World Market for $12.99.

    18. Madewell curvy jeans thoughtfully crafted with a longer rise, slightly more narrow waist, and a hint of extra room at the hip and thighs — no more gaping waistbands or having to go up a size to get the perfect fit for your legs and booty.

    BuzzFeed / AnaMaria Glavan

    I love good denim but sadly, good denim is hard to find, particularly if you have an hourglass figure. Gaping waistbands and denim with no retention is actually the bane of my existence and I struggle (oh how I struggle) to find a pair of jeans that don’t suck. And while the journey was long, I have finally found them: the Madewell curvy jeans.

    These jeans are thoughtfully designed with a contoured waistband (read my lips: no more gaping) and purposely have extra room in the asset and thigh region so that you won’t have to go up a size in order to get something that fits your legs but is just way too big on your waist. Just think: No more belts digging into your belly button! I’ve also washed and dried them a million times and they’re literally the exact same as they were the day I bought them.

    Get them from Madewell for $69.50+ (available in sizes 24-37, petite, regular and tall lengths, and 16 colors).

    To learn more, check out "I Am Convinced That Madewell Curvy Jeans Are The Best Jeans On Planet Earth".

    19. A game of Kan Jam, an outdoor flying disc toss that guarantees an afternoon more competitive than the Olympics. This no-frills lawn game is simple: stop your opponent from hitting the "kan" on your side.

    two black Kan Jam targets with a big yellow disc

    "This is a game my friends have been playing at the beach since we were in high school — it's always been a big hit. The rules are quite simple: break into two pairs but position yourselves across from one another. Then all you have to do is aim your Frisbee toss at the 'kan.' If your teammate deflects the Frisbee to hit the kan, you get one point. If the disc hits the kan on its own, that is two points. If your teammate taps the Frisbee into the kan that's three points. If by some lucky chance you throw the disc RIGHT INTO THE SLOT, you win!" —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    20. Dr. Jart mineral sunscreen so fantastic, you'll never want to use anything else. Not ever again! This SPF 50 formula is lightweight, waterproof, and hypoallergenic, aka buh-bye breakouts in the name of sun protection.

    white tube of the sunscreen
    @drjart / Via

    "I'm high-key obsessed with this sunscreen and can't stop hyping it up to anyone who will listen (which has only been my partner because we're quarantined together, and I think he's getting sick of me telling him about it over and over again). This stuff is soooo light; it absorbs into my skin fast and never feels sticky, which is important because I always wear a face mask when I go outside and I hate feeling my mask stick to my skin. It doesn't smell funky or leave a white cast. Seriously, it's the perfect sunscreen IMO." —Melanie Aman

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    21. A subscription to Obé, a digital streaming platform that features *all* of your favorite workouts. From yoga and Pilates to boxing and ballet, you'll basically never get bored of exercise thanks to the sheer versatility you'll have access to. What's that I hear in the distance? Is that the sound of, oh wow, motivation?

    a model following a workout from their TV

    "I've been using this to workout at home, and I love it! There are tons of classes to choose from, and the instructors are great. Honestly, the biggest difference between this and my old Pure Barre classes is that I'm alone in my living room (which is probably for the best. I sweat...a lot). You can also use it for running, HIIT, strength-training, and cardio." —Emma McAnaw

    Sign up for Obé starting at $27.

    22. A Snuggle Puppy for easing the anxiety of new pets and young pups who aren't used to their new environment. A ~real feel~ pulsing heartbeat in this cuddly stuffed animal will make 'em secure and comforted.

    puppy snuggling with stuffed animal
    Sam Wieder / BuzzFeed

    "So, I JUST got a new puppy a few days ago — an adorable 8-week-old Havanese named Bailey. We're crate-training Bailey and the first two days were a bit rough for him. He would almost constantly whine/cry when in his crate, to the point that we were only getting about an hour of sleep. I had heard really great things about the Snuggle Puppy, so in a desperate attempt to ease Bailey's separation anxiety and make crate-training easier, as well as to save our sanity, we bought this stuffed toy, and let me tell you, it's made ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

    The way it works, is you take this little red heart beat-like ticket, turn it on, and put it inside of the toy, Velcro it shut, and it's meant to make your pup feel as if they're not alone inside the crate. I was hesitant if this would work like I've seen so many reviewers say it worked for them, but it's blown my expectations out of the water. He loves being close to it when he rests in his crate (he also loves chewing it). Best of all, he slept the entire night and has just been so much more calm and happier in his crate. Also, you can opt to buy just the toy itself, or the kit which also comes with a chew toy, and a blanket. I bought the kit which I'm really glad about, because Bailey absolutely LOVES the toy that it came with. I truly cannot say enough good things about this." —Sam Wieder

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    23. A Slip silk pillowcase so luxurious, lying in bed all day will feel equal parts fancy and comfortable. Plus, sleeping on this gorgeous thing will reduce bedhead, extend your blowout, and prevent hair breakage — all while you're catching up on some much-needed shut-eye.

    model laying on white silk pillowcase

    "I have two of these, and love them! I actually got them because my curly hair was getting extremely knotted from tossing and turning. Anyone who has ever tried to brush thick, knotted hair knows it's *very* painful and that you lose a lot of hair from tugging and pulling. This pillow case really, really helps — my hair isn't knotted when I wake up, and it's actually less frizzy." —Emma McAnaw

    Get it from Amazon for $89 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    24. A vegan Tarte contour concealer here to banish blemishes, redness, and dark circles to the pits of Hades. Say hello to flawless coverage that is crease-resistant, easy-to-blend, and long-lasting — all while looking lightweight and natural.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "This is my holy grail concealer! I love it so much that I'm always buying it before I run out because I seriously use it every time I put on makeup. Under eye bags? A pimple? Hyperpigmentation? I DON'T KNOW HER! This stuff seriously covers all my blemishes and it's super easy to apply. The formula is on the thicker side, but it blends wonderfully. It doesn't make you look cakey or leave creases. Plus, it's super convenient to carry around and apply on-the-go. This product is honestly worth the hype." —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $27 (available in 30 shades).

    25. An ice cream pint from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream sure to knock the socks off your taste buds: Think flavors like gooey butter cake, coffee with cream and sugar, dairy-free caramel pecan sticky buns, and more!

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    "I recently had the pleasure of trying Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream for the first time and was blown away by how freakin' delicious it was. I personally like the dairy-free roasted peanut butter and strawberry jam pint (are you salivating yet?) but I don't doubt that every single concoction they've come up with will bring a smile to your face." —Heather Braga

    Get a pint from Jeni's starting at $12.

    26. A Han two-in-one tint that adds a flush to your cheeks and a subtle pop to your pout — all it takes is one swipe. Plus, a plant-based blend of acai oil, pomegranate, and blueberry extracts (plus organic shea butter, organic argan oil, and coconut) mean hydration, to boot.

    the tint sticks in brown packaging

    "I'm telling you right now this stuff is legit. I have very pale lips and I just dab a little bit of this on and... BAM! It looks like my lips are naturally the perfect shade of rose without looking like I'm actually wearing anything on my lips! I've also completely replaced my blush with this stick." —Elena Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in six tints).

    27. An insulated tumbler to keep your drinks at *just* the same temperature as they were when they were initially poured in. With a smartly engineered press lid and five size options to choose from, this sleek coffee holder will continue to bring you joy with every fresh cup.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    "When it comes to coffee drinks, I'm partial to a cappuccino. It's the perfect amount for me — I usually can't finish lattes or iced coffees. I've been making coffee at home for a while now and had trouble finding a reusable cup that wasn't gigantic. Enter, the MiiR tumbler. This lil' guy is the PERFECT size for an eight-ounce cappuccino. It's sleek, insulated, and durable — I've had mine for a couple of years now and it still looks new (I do hand wash it). Drinking coffee out of it brings me so much joy, almost as much as the caffeine itself. I highly recommend it, and if you prefer something a little bigger, it comes in larger sizes as well as various other models." —Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in five sizes, from 6 oz. to 20 oz., and four colors).

    28. Adidas lace-up sneakers dubbed the ~Cloudfoam Pure~ because of how downright comfortable they are. Not only do these look fantastic (man I love athleisure), but they genuinely make you feel as if you're walking on a cloud.

    reviewer wearing white and gray lace-up sneakers

    "I own a black pair of these and they're seriously one of the comfiest sneakers I've ever worn (the other is this pair of New Balances) in my 28 years of life. The 'Cloudfoam' insole really does make it feel like your feet are walking on clouds. I thought that feeling might go away after several months of wear but the sneakers remain fluffy and relaxing. The sneakers were so comfortable that I started wearing them to the gym, to work, and even matching them with cute dresses for going-out looks. You'll probably want to order two pairs of these babies so you don't wear out a single pair after you fall in love. I bought my mom a pair as well." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get them from Amazon for $44.87+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    29. Handcrafted basswood blocks (made with nontoxic and mouth-safe inks!) so beautiful, you'll be buying them for your child but also...yourself. Hello, beautiful constellation designs.

    the wooden constellation blocks

    "These are perhaps the most beautifully designed and interesting set of wooden blocks that's I've ever encountered. I liked them so much I bought them way before my son would even be to use them. Having nearly failed my astronomy course in college, I figured this would be a great way for us to learn all about the constellations together as I pretend to know what I'm talking about. So when my kid asks, 'Dad, where is Orion's belt?' I won't have to answer, 'Around his waist.'" —John Mihaly

    Get a set of 16 from Amazon for $25.

    30. Lace-up boot and sneaker hybrids that are *divine* for sweaty feet. That's right, folks! These babies are super breathable, waterproof, and have a cushiony outsole and dual density footbed that guarantee extreme comfort.

    oatmeal-colored lace-up boots

    "I actually own these! I have this exact pair, in this very color, because I wanted a sturdy boot to go with my floral dresses this summer. These are a GIFT for people with sweaty feet. They're so lightweight and breathable I can wear them when it's hot out and still feel completely comfortable. It's grand." —Mallory Mower

    Get them from Forsake for $139.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in five colors).

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