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    36 Things You Should Probably Already Own, But Don't

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    1. Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara – it makes ~waves~ because it really, truly, 100% delivers on its no raccoon eyes promise. So go ahead and watch Titanic or walk your dog during a torrential downpour — black smudges gracing your under-eyes are officially a problem of the past.

    hand holding the tube of waterproof mascara / Via @eyeko

    Promising review: "I've tried a bunch of waterproof mascaras in the past, but it always inevitably gets into my contacts and burn my eyes — especially if I swim in salt water. After reading a ton of reviews, I decided to try this Eyeko mascara and now I'm a believer. I went on an 8+ hour boat tour in Mexico and even after swimming all day (and diving off the boat multiple times), my mascara stayed in place. It didn't crumble, smudge, burn, or affect my contacts at all. It did take a while to remove, but that's a small price to pay for something that actually works!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    2. Antique-inspired picture frames available in multiple sizes, styles, and finishes that all pair together perfectly. If you've been dreaming of a kitschy gallery wall but don't have the patience required for curation, let out a sigh of relief. We've just done the work for you.

    Promising review: "I’m a snob about going to the framer, but, pandemic and all, so tried these out and THEY ARE 100 TIMES COOLER than I could have ever hoped for. Totally up leveled the prints I framed and made my hallway glorious. Also, I don’t usually write reviews, but seriously, these frames rock my world and I needed whoever you are reading this, to know." —Sean Gunn & Natasha Halevi

    Get the frames from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four sizes and 11 styles).

    3. Rubber corks so your wine bottle can pay year-long homage to the greatest time of year (Halloween, obviously). Dare I say it'll ~haunt you~ if you don't immediately add this to cart.

    hand holding the ghost bottle stoppers
    KillerKatDesigns / Etsy

    Get it from KillerKatDesigns on Etsy for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    4. A set of oven liners to save you the heartache (yes, heartache) of burnt roast chicken bits — the kind that will require a minimum of seven scouring pads and so. much. backache. Consider that time-consuming cleaning step all but gone.


    Promising review: "I got tired of cleaning the bottom of my oven out after every drip and spill, or running the 'oven clean' option, which uses up so much energy and makes my house HOT during the process. I used to have foil on the bottom of the oven to help with spills, and that improved things greatly — but then you have to replace the foil after a while. I had to cut them to size, which was easy to do with a simple pair of household scissors. Then I placed them in the oven (they look nice!), and I waited for it to get messy. I cooked something super messy and finally needed to clean the liner. It was SO easy; I put it in the sink and used my sink sprayer and everything immediately slid right off the liner. No problem! I have a double oven, so I was glad this pack came with more than one. I have one in each oven and one on standby in case I need it. I know that having a dirty oven isn't the worst thing in the world, but if it matters to you, try these!" —Hpg

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    5. A portable radio that makes the word "darling" come to mind. Available in black and a gorgeous almond hue, this battery-operated device has AM/FM functions, a headphone jack, and a swivel antenna for clear signals.

    the almond colored radio

    Promising review: "This little guy is not only cute, but easy to operate, very good volume range, dual power options (both plugged in and battery), and in my area gets great reception of FM 91.1, the local public radio station, which is really hard to tune in and lock. Perfect for outdoor use without disturbing my neighbors because it has a headphone jack. I use it daily in my cabin with no electricity, outside lounging, camping, and when I go out and don't want to run my car battery down listening to music or a program. And no subscription to a music service or Wi-Fi connection required! Back to the Future!" —camiinak

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    6. Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloths described by one reviewer as a solution for back-of-the-arms bumps. It's about time we retire that mesh loofah and move on to greener pastures — the pastures in this context being a green washcloth capable of revealing a smoother, softer surface with a simple few swipes. You are about to shed so much dead skin.,

    Promising review: "While the pockets are small (as others said, they shrink when wet, too!) they fit fine around my four fingers to form a mitt to use for scrubbing. I bought these because I read somewhere they help with keratosis pilaris. I have that on my upper arms and have never found anything that works until now! I was skeptical because literally nothing else has made an improvement before and now this has eliminated it. Will definitely buy again and hope it keeps working!" —Emily S.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.

    7. A portable paint palette set for anyone who fancies themself a modern-day da Vinci (one with a stronger appreciation of eyebrows). Reviewers swear that the paint quality is fantastic for the price, plus the palette is refillable which means cha-ching! Money saved in the long run.

    The full paint palette set with 18 cups of paint

    You'll get 18 colors (including two white).

    Promising review: "Colors are vibrant and opaque, while still drying matte. They're easily workable and the inclusion of two white pans is a huge plus for me, as it's always the color that goes first! The palette itself is durable and well-made, snapping tightly into place when you're ready to store your paints. At first I was concerned about the colors drying, but frankly there's so much paint that I don't see that happening anytime soon as long as I continue to spritz them with water and stir them a bit occasionally. My favorite aspect of this palette is the amount of paint in each cup, I often find myself being afraid to waste paint with my more expensive tube gouache, but that's not an issue at all with this palette. Overall, this is an amazing palette for people who are learning gouache, and experienced artists alike. It gives you a genuine gouache experience, and lends itself to lots of experimentation without fear of wasting expensive paint." —analee

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors, with and without paint brushes).

    8. Track sweats perfect for the inconsistent temps we experience every false spring, when outfit choices can easily swap from parkas to tanks overnight. Reviewers swear these are crafted with magic fabric that remains cool on sweaty days *and* warm on frigid ones. Hermione? Are you responsible for this?

    Promising review: "These are probably the softest pants I've ever owned. They feel like velvet, and are unique in that they will keep me warm in chillier months but are airy and breathable enough to wear during the sticky, humid summer months. I shy away from sweatpants usually because I don't like fleece lining or warmer pants in general because they always just seem to make me TOO hot no matter the season." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 20+ colors and prints).

    9. A stackable mug set and holder serving major Pinterest vibes. Not only will the aesthetics run deep with every morning sip of java, but this is also *fab* for anyone with limited cabinet space.

    the white stackable cups

    Promising review: "My husband no longer complains about not having enough coffee cups. I love that each one says 'Coffee' on it. These are perfect for placing right next to the coffee maker. Easy to clean, stack and doesn’t take up much space at all. The capacity is perfect. Holds enough without being too big." —Cori Holland

    Get it from Amazon for $32.98.

    10. A six-outlet wall charger with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because your entire apartment has a single outlet and considering all the devices that need to be charged... that simply won't suffice. Luxury is being able to juice up my phone, laptop, and earbuds at the same damn time.,

    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    11. A suede cross-body to answer the question, What would Zenon wear? This features constellation embellishments to upgrade a plain outfit — say, black leggings and a white blouse — and transform it into something truly stellar.

    model holding the black purse with gold chain
    MagicFeles / Etsy

    Get it from MagicFeles on Etsy for $33.48 (available in three colors).

    12. A rainbow prism suncatcher that'll transform mundane moments into the perfect Instagram photo opp. These refract sunlight when hung indoors, resulting in tiny rainbows that make any space feel more magical.,

    Promising review: "They actually were bigger than I anticipated which was actually pretty awesome. I hung them in the window of my office and its beautiful when they catch light. Definitely worth the money when it puts a smile on your face." —Emmy Ann

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.88.

    13. A color-changing LED string for extra lighting if their room is best described as dungeon vampire chic. This has six levels of brightness ranging from warm to light, takes minutes to install, is 32-feet long, and adds a bit of oomph to any WFH corner.

    Reviewer using the light string in purple to line a corner of the room

    This even has a remote control so you can adjust the light settings from your bed (or office chair).

    Promising review: "These lights were so much easier to install than I thought they'd be! The tape on the back is really strong and the lights themselves are brighter than the main light in my room. Everything was really dark and bland before, but these really made everything feel prettier than it was." —Shayna

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    14. A variety-pack of A Dozen Cousins pre-seasoned beans here to take your meal from drab to gourmet in 60 seconds or less — simply toss one of these bags in the microwave and voila! Dinner is served and you barely had to try.


    The variety pack includes two bags of Cuban black beans, Mexican cowboy beans, and Trini chickpea curry.

    Promising review: "Who writes a review about beans? Somebody who loves beans but had given up on them, until now. This is a great product. Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don't have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I've been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I'm really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. Handmade pressed floral bookmarks to make your heart pitter-patter if you love bouquets but hate upkeep. These are made with real flowers — simply let the seller know your preferred ~color scheme~, if you'd like round or square corners and a tassel, and voila! A garden in your novel. No thorns. No snipping stems. No changing out the water.

    the pressed flower bookmarks
    Kayliereads / Etsy

    Promising review: "I’ve been using recipes or extra pieces of paper as bookmarks for years so when I saw these beautiful bookmarks I knew I had to upgrade. I let the seller pick one for me and she did not disappoint it’s so beautiful and I’m obsessed. It’s very high quality as well and I expect it to last me for years. Will definitely be buying from again." —Karnee

    Get them from Kayliereads on Etsy for $7.99.

    16. An acupressure and pillow mat set for a spa experience that doesn't actually require, well, going to a spa. These are intentionally designed to target sore muscles and reduce built-up tension, very much a necessity if you spent 10+ hours a day hunched over a laptop.

    Model lies down on pink and white acupuncture mat and pillow

    Promising review: "I have constant lower backaches and muscle pain in my neck from sitting at my computer at work. I been prescribed muscle relaxers but I hate taking them because of drowsy they make me feel, read the reviews on this and decided to try it out. This helps my pain so much! I can feel the difference after using it for 30 minutes before going to sleep, especially in my neck!" —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    17. Vibrant skinny jeans voted most likely to star in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. These stretchy hunks of denim are praised by 5,000+ reviewers for comfort, versatility, and glove-like fit — plus, these are *truly* high-waisted. None of that fake "high rise" nonsense where you feel like your underwear is constantly on the brink of being exposed

    Promising review: "I have NEVER owned a pair of high waisted jeans because they're always either way too big in the waist or way too small on my hips/thighs. Actually, I have never owned a pair of jeans without needing to also wear a belt. But these are absolutely amazing. Literally fit like a glove without the need for a belt. Best jeans ever." —Lily

    Get them from Amazon for $24.90+ (available in sizes 1-15 and in 14 colors).

    18. A magnetic stove shelf for folks who understand the struggle of living in an amoeba-sized apartment (shoutout to literally everyone living in New Yorker). This requires zero installation and provides a nice, neat, tidy place to keep your kitchen essentials, freeing up a ton of cabinet *and* countertop space in the process.

    The shelf on top of the back of a stove range holding oil, salt and pepper shakers, other spices, and a mortar and pestle

    Promising review: "This is amazing and I have no idea I didn’t buy one of these years ago!!! My new stove wouldn’t get close enough to the wall to allow me to rest anything on top without it falling behind. This was absolutely PERFECT. I am very happy that the magnets provided were able to be moved. This allowed me to place them perfectly for maximum hold because my top was slightly curved." —JStill

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors and three sizes from 24" to 30").

    19. Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters, a gorgeously-illustrated hardcover for children and adults alike. This chronicles iconically spooky figures (think Bigfoot, Dr. Frankenstein, and vampires et al) with entertaining facts you'll want to tell everyone about.

    the book
    Carolrhoda Books

    I very randomly picked up this book in Boston last year and it has become one of my most prized possessions. At the risk of sounding like a total child (which honestly...I am), it really is a fun, informative book that's packed with beautiful imagery and easy-to-read charts. I read it out loud to my fiancé when we were driving back home and even he loved it. And for reference, he has no interest in spooky things.

    Get it from Amazon for $16, Barnes & Noble for $19.99, Bookshop for $18.39 (to support local booksellers), or check your local library.

    20. Pearl drop earrings that actually took my breath away due to how lovely they are, which is ironic coming from someone who runs away from dragonflies when she sees them in the wild. 10/10 would wear these on my earlobes, 15/10 would scream bloody murder if they were real.

    the dragonfly earrings
    LilacLillieShop / Etsy

    Get them from LilacLillieShop on Etsy for $13 (available in six colors).

    21. A belted swimsuit to properly celebrate the fact that salty air season is fast approaching (and false spring nonsense will soon be over). This expertly engineered piece is double-lined, contains a cami bra for lift, and can just as easily be paired with denim for a ~going out~ 'fit.

    Toluca Swim

    Promising review: "I AM IN LOVE! This suit is literally out of this world. I also feel like it is timeless and that it will never go out of style. If you are debating because of the price, DO IT! The quality speaks for itself." —Madison S.

    Get it from Toluca Swim for $105 (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in five colors).

    22. A personalized floral stamp that I guarantee made any bibliophile casually scrolling through this list stop and gasp. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves aren't in the realm of possibility just yet, but this delightful accessory puts your mark on any novel...guaranteeing that the books you've lent will make their way back to safely to your personal library.

    the personalized stamp
    Paper Peach Shop / Etsy

    Get it from PaperPeachShop on Etsy for $17.99 (available in 11 ink colors).

    23. A peel-and-stick wallpaper to zhush up every nook and cranny of your humble abode. Pro tip: Use these to DIY a kitchen backsplash *or* add some dimension to your staircase for a look that would even impress and interior decorator.


    Promising review: "The paper of my dreams! Thick, easy to install, VERY forgiving pattern, and I was able to pull off and reposition several times with no loss of stickiness. Can’t say enough good things! Not even a bad smell like I was expecting after reading other reviews. One roll covered my entire set of stair risers with exactly the right amount and a very tiny strip leftover. Posting a before and after so you can be amazed at the transformation like I was. The results are just what I was hoping for and more." —BwHow

    Get a roll (measures 198" x 20.5") from Amazon for $25.30+ (available in three colors).

    24. A tufted mushroom pillow if you'd like to experience nature but don't have the green thumb required for plant parent-ing. What better way to incorporate the great outdoors into your life than with this ~fun guy~.

    the mushroom pillow
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Obsessed. This is the coolest pillow and the quality is amazing!" —MayaKU

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49.

    25. NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Treatment Masque – it uses an impressive formula of bamboo stem cells, smart keratin, and an antioxidant-rich oil blend to enrich each strand with some much-needed TLC. Why not give yourself the gift of ~splitting up~ with split-ends?

    hand holding jar of mask / Via @naturelabtokyo

    Promising review: "This stuff is fantastic! I have fine hair so I'm always nervous about it being weighed down or looking greasy. This didn't do that at all! My hair was starting to show damage from coloring and styling and after just one use, it looks soooo much better! I'll be buying this again for sure." —DolceSoprano

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    26. A classic pair of ballet flats for the mornings when you wake up and think, "I want to look like I tried but I don't actually want to try." Look no further than this affordable wardrobe staple.

    reviewer wearing the black flats

    Promising review: "These are seriously the best flats I've ever owned (and believe me, I've tried a lot of them). These were super comfortable the first day I wore them, and NO blisters! Great shoes for work or casual attire. I will be purchasing these in every color!" —Casey

    Get them from Amazon for $19+ (available in sizes 5-15 and in wide sizes and 36 colors).

    27. A complete magnetic kit if you've been using the same nail file you purchased from the Limited Too checkout line about, oh, 12 years ago. *This* is the real deal: it's got nail clippers, a flat glass file, a rounded glass file, toe nail clippers, and a cuticle pusher for a professional-looking home manicure.

    the manicure kit

    Get it from Orly for $28.

    28. Reusable wide mouth cups because the greatest lesson imparted on us by TikTok is that morning caffeine should be an *experience* — one made complete via pleasing-to-the-eye glasses. These are complete with airtight lids, silver straws, and etched-in measurements, plus can be used for matcha and milkshakes to boba tea and smoothies.,

    Promising review: "I used to have a bad habit of using solo cups and plastic straws, I wanted a functional glass cup with a straw to cut down on my plastic consumption. I bought the set of two and since then I have used them every day. Hot and cold beverages, bubble teas, smoothies, milkshakes... these work for everything and they are so easy to clean." —Erica J.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $36.85.

    29. An AirPods case because raise your hand if you toss your $150 earbuds into the abyss that is your purse and then have the audacity to be upset when they're not functioning/lost/scratched. Come on. Enough is enough.

    the dotted animal case

    Get 30% off with our exclusive code BUZZ30.

    Get it from Casely for $20 (available in 32 colors).

    30. A floating hidden bookshelf that scratch the itch of having your own at-home library (you'll have it one day, I promise). These sturdy shelves are great for anyone with limited storage but a *ton* of books, meaning no more scattered paperbacks littering your bedroom floor.

    Reviewer photo of six books seemingly floating from the wall with a small cactus on top

    Psst, these can up to 15 pounds worth of books!

    Promising review: "If you are running out of space for your books, get these bad boys right away. They are incredibly strong, can hold several heavy books, and give your bedroom an incredible look." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes individually or as a set of three and in silver and white).

    31. Rael Lightweight Nourishing Gel Cream – it enlists the help of sunflower seed oil for a near-invisible texture that provides hydration sans any oily grease — aka, you can put the setting powder down. No longer will you have to sacrifice a matte T-zone in the name of moisture.

    model holding the clear glass bottle / Via @get_rael

    Promising review: "I love this product, and this company! I use this moisturizer as the last step of my skin care routine. It is lightweight and absorbs quickly, I never feel like my face is greasy. This product, along with the rest of their line, has done wonders for my skin." —Prime Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    32. A no-frills sleep set serving Big Adult Energy. After multiple decades spent on this earth, it may just be time to invest in the unthinkable: a matching pajama top and bottom.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-4X and in seven colors).

    33. Farm-fresh jams from The Grounds of Alexandria, a former Sydney pie factory converted into a bustling garden. Decadent flavors like strawberry and vanilla bean, blueberry and violet, and raspberry and rose are sure to change your breakfast toast (and life) forever.

    three jars of jam
    The Grounds

    I lugged three of these jams in my carry-on from Sydney to New York because that's how freaking delicious these jams are.

    Get it from The Grounds for $9.50 (available in three flavors).

    34. An air pressure wine bottle opener because I am an adult, I have consumed many a $7 red, and yet — there is nothing that makes my palms sweat faster than a manual corkscrew opener. The cork breaks in half about two-thirds of the time and I just no longer have that level of patience.,

    This even comes with a foil cutter!

    Promising review: "Way easier than struggling trying to pry a cork out with a traditional corkscrew. Just insert the needle straight into the cork and pump a few times with your hand over the apparatus until the cork starts to work out, then another pump or two, and pop, the cork is in your hand. The little thing for cutting the top of the foil off the bottle is very slick too. This is the easiest way to open wine I have ever seen, short of having the waiter do it." —Finestkind

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 11 colors).

    35. Wireless Bluetooth earbuds with 80,000+ reviews because your roommate is on their 90th Zoom happy hour of the week and the walls are paper thin. These are sweat-proof, block noise, last up to four hours on a single charge (the case itself has 14 hours of charging time), and don't cost a small fortune — aka your heart won't break when you forget to take these out of your jean pockets on laundry day.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    36. An initial ring made with an adjustable band, that way you can plant this on any finger of your choosing — no more having to scrounge through order histories to remember if your index finger is a size 4, 6, or 9.

    Promising review: "It looks very good! It looks like real gold. I have worn it four times, with perfume and while getting slightly wet, and it hasn’t tarnished one bit! So it's a great product, especially for the price!" —Belper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39 (available in letters A–Z).

    37. RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner enlists the help of cruelty-free peptides, lipids, biotin, and green tea extract that result in longer and stronger lashes with nightly application. The result is also hypoallergenic and won't irritate your peepers.

    a before and after photo of model with shorter lashes on left and visibly longer lashes on right

    I have personally been using this serum for the past 10 months and the difference is massive. My lashes are visibly longer to the point where my fiancé noticed and when I apply mascara now, it genuinely looks like I'm wearing falsies. It's definitely a splurge item *but* so worth it considering you only need to apply a teeny tiny amount before bed every night.

    Promising review: "This is favorite beauty product EVER! It really does work. My lashes are amazing because of this. I have people ask me daily if I am wearing fake lashes or if I have eyelash extensions. I have been using this product for about a year and my lashes are still great." —c0urtn3ylynn3

    Get it from Amazon for $55+.

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