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    29 Things To Add A Little Joy To Your Socially Distant Life

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    1. A Harry Potter remote control wand that'll add a little fun to your TV watching experience. Believe it or not, this remote can actually control your TV. Congratulations, you've just been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Now, which house should we put you in? 🤔

    the harry potter remote control wand

    Promising review: "I received this as a Christmas gift and OH MY DARK LORD I'M HOOKED! After a trial and error period and a well-spoken Alohomora spell (and handing it over to my 20-year-old son), we figured out how to program the commands. Surprise! No one had confounded was a matter of reading ALL the directions vs trying to 'Ron Weasley' the situation with random whacking motions towards the TV. (Seriously...I heard Hermione's voice: 'Stop! Stop! Stop! You're going to take someone's eye out! Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's LeviOsa, not LevioSA.') Now, with a Flourish (and Blotts) that would make Ollivander proud...voilà! My TV comes on and with a Flitwick-approved 'Swish & Flick' & I've changed the channel. But wait, that's not all...with the twist of the Obliviate spell ~ volume up or down~. I'm so happy I could...I could...I could kiss Trevor!!! Well, a Chocolate Frog at least…" —teemarie

    Get it from Amazon for $49.

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    2. An Orly spring-themed polish set to add a little sunshine to your mani experience that you've pretty much mastered while being stuck indoors.

    @orly / Via, @orly / Via

    Promising review: "I received this as my first kit with the Orly Color Pass! I loved it! It's so perfect, and the colors are a lot of fun. I get amazing wear time with the Orly rubberized bonder underneath and the top coat for a finish. It can last up to a month on my toes in summer!" —Jenko922

    Get the six-piece set from Orly for $57.

    3. An ice roller for help with pain relief, skin calming and soothing, and shrinking pores. Anything that can add a little zen to an otherwise mundane day sounds like a winner.

    the ice roller

    Promising review: "These great reviews are for a reason! How have I lived without this little gem?! I’ve had it for two days and have used it 5+ times... SO relaxing and helps with my rosacea inflammation and on incoming painful zits. I haven’t had headaches to try it out on, but going by how nice it feels on my neck and forehead I would assume it’s effective in that sense as well! Stop contemplating — get it! :)" —Tiffany

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

    4. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara if you're stuck having digital dates. You might as well add a little extra length to those gorgeous peepers. Falsies can be a little much for some, but this mascara can make your natural lashes flourish.,

    Promising review: "Love this mascara! I’ve used the 'best of the best' designer, super hyped, ultra popular mascara available and NOTHING compares to this stuff! I don’t even bother using a lash curler anymore! I buy two at a time so I always have a spare (yes, it’s that good!!). I highly recommend this particular goes on effortlessly, it lasts pretty much all day, and the price — I feel like I’m almost stealing it! I’d give it a 10-star rating if I could!!!" —chulaboola

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. A DIY light up speaker project that'll not only make the time go by, but will also give you something really cool to show off the next time it's safe to have company visit.


    Promising review: "It was very fun to build and was very informational. The speaker worked great and was super cool." —Ashley

    Get it from KiwiCo starting at $39.95.

    6. A pair of of faux leather loafers complete with a double padded memory foam bed that makes these not only stylish but super comfortable, too. So, when you're finally ready to step out, you can step out in style.

    reviewer wearing leopard print loafers

    Promising review: "I adore these shoes. I have had a difficult time with loafers in general; they often do not give the support my feet need even though my heart longs for a good, affordable loafer. Behold, I found these and they are magical! They have such a lovely cushion and the sides of the shoes are so supportive. Last but not least, they look great on my feet." —Sarah Harris

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 32 colors and patterns).

    7. A box of face masks to breathe new life into your skin. It's an 8-in-1 treatment mask that can reduce fine lines, clear breakouts, visibly lift the skin, and more.

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

    Promising review: "I have never written a review before but I am compelled to do so now. Let’s start with what my 41-year-old face looked like. I had bumps, tiny bumps all over my skin, especially my forehead. My skin NEVER felt smooth even with the prescriptions I was give to help with these tiny bumps. Rosacea = bad bad bad. So bad that it was actually causing my cheeks to have what appeared to be thickening skin. Wrinkles, some that were quite deep. My pores were friggin huge and getting bigger day by day it seemed like. I know that it says to use this product every three days. I chose to go with every single day for the first box of eight. The results were so amazing I decided on everyday for the second box. Even more amazing results. EVERY SINGLE ISSUE LISTED ABOVE NO LONGER EXISTS!!!! I moisturize deeply after rinsing and my face looks absolutely amazing. My face did not even look like this at 30. I am hooked and I will be buying no less than three packs every single payday so I can stock up on this stuff in case they ever decide to quit selling it. If I had 10 stars available to rate I would use them and more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $34.98.

    8. A Baby Yoda puzzle that should take up a good chunk of your day to make the time go by. Plus, you can't not be happy staring at Baby Yoda., Amazon

    *Hamilton voice* "Look at my SON..."

    Promising review: "Not only is this puzzle exciting for me as a Mandolorian fan but also as a Star Wars fan! I couldn’t wait to get started on it! Once I opened it and started piecing together the 'outer rim' 😂 I was DELIGHTED to find that the puzzle pieces were a great size, not too big and not too small! Once I started on filling it in, I was MORE excited to find that it was challenging without being maddening!! Total spent four hours straight puzzling with a few smoke breaks. All in all, a GREAT puzzle for one person, or a family!!!! Put on some Star Wars or The Mandolorian and you have yourself a heck of an evening in!!!! Recommended to all!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. An "It's Been Agatha All Along" keychain – when scanned, it'll open the song on Spotify like magic. 🔮 If WandaVision is your fave quarantine show, you need this!

    the keychain
    CuddlefishStore / Etsy

    CuddlefishStore is a shop based in Australia that creates enamel pins, greeting cards, and more for gamers, the LGBTQ+ community, and lovers of pop culture fans.

    Get it from CuddlefishStore on Etsy for $27.84.

    10. A tin of cocktail sugar or salt to add some fancy to your at-home cocktails. They come in so many flavors that you'll have plenty of new concoctions to share with your besties by the next shindig.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Editor Emma Lord loves this! Here's what she said:

    "I recently started putting this on my end-of-the-week whiskey drink (quarantine has made me go full Mad Men, who knew!!) and it is SO darn satisfying. I tried the citrus petals version, and it's got a light lemon, faint floral, and vaguely minty taste with its sweetness that just makes the whole experience a delight and a half. The container it comes in is actually quite wide, so what we did was pour lemon juice on the top half to prep the rim, and a bit of sugar in the bottom half to coat it. In other news, I am officially too fancy to exist."

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine flavors).

    11. A Drinking Animals Coloring Book if you need more things to do. No prob-llama! This coloring book is super cute and comes with cocktail recipes. You can have your own color and sip at home.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! Fun and creative. Combines two of my favorite pastimes...coloring and mixing drinks! My girlfriends and I Zoom weekly. We drink, we talk, we color. ❤️❤️❤️. Even sent one as a gift. Just fantastic." —CH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    12. Rose-covered pillow covers for switching up the decor in your space. You'd be surprised how a simple pillow change can alter the whole mood.

    square pillowcase with raised fabric to look like roses all over it

    P.S. These are only the pillow covers, so don't forget the inserts, if you need them!

    Promising review: "Love, love, love! I can't tell you how pleased I am with these pillow covers. They are gorgeous! They add a beautiful soft texture to the room, and though they appear delicate, they are very well made and durable. Great fit, great price, and great delivery! I highly recommend it!" —Debra

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six sizes and nine colors).

    13. A rainbow clutch to go with any outfit you decide to wear because in the words of Cristina Yang, "You are the sun." 🌞

    a model holding the rainbow clutch
    Noonday Collection

    Noonday Collection is an accessory brand that sells pieces handmade by artisans from around the world.

    Get it from Noonday Collection for $78.

    14. A jelly flower lipstick because winter was rough on the puckers. Treat your lips with these lipsticks made with jojoba oil, vitamin E, and candelilla wax.

    four of the rose gold lip balms with clear lipstick and flowers in the inside of it

    Promising review: "This stuff is MAGICAL!!!! It smells lovely — tropical and floral. It slides on like chapstick. It doesn't flake like lipstick or get sticky like lipgloss. It just feels like a fancy ChapStick. BUT even though it's clear and glides on, wait about 10 seconds. It really does turn into a lipstick tint!!! Idk how!! It's probably my new favorite beauty product. I will stash one everywhere I need a lil' touch-up. 👍👍💄💄" —Grace Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    15. A solar fountain that'll make your tiny deck feel like a full garden. I mean you have a fountain now. And, because it's powered by the sun, you don't have to worry about the fountain running all night long.,

    Promising review: "This little fountain is amazing. I was intrigued by the concept so I ordered it and have not been disappointed. I tested it in a flower pot. It does need full sun to function. I shaded it with my hand and it stopped. I stuck it to the bottom of the pot (it has little suction cups) and covered it with two inches of water. In full sun, it continued to burble happily. I recommend stabilizing it in one place so that it does not flow into the corner or so the wind it not blowing the water away. If it doesn't have enough water it will burp like a frog. I love it." —Apple

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

    16. A rechargeable lighter because you've been burning through candles and now, you'll always have a lighter handy when you get the urge to burn.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A pair of satin pillow cases for a pillow case to rest your head on that won't add damage to your skin or hair. Be gentle with yourself (and your hair!) during such a stressful time!,

    Promising review: "I was looking for ways to make my sad hair healthier and silk/satin pillowcases were highly recommended. I bought these pillowcases as they were pretty inexpensive! However they are really, really soft, and live completely up to expectation. I didn’t also expect there to be two pillowcases, so I was pleasantly surprised. I’m a college student living on my own but these pillows make me feel like a damn CEO right now.’" —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes and 24 colors).

    18. A three-wick candle that quite literally smells like a pound cake topped with fresh strawberries. If that's your jam, then this candle is perfect.

    the candle
    Bath & Body Works

    Promising review: "This candle is so good, I actually CRAVE it. I will be driving home from work and already thinking about how excited I am to light my strawberry pound cake candle. Yes I'm weird but...the smell is so good! I really love bakery scents and this one nails the strawberry short cake scent on the head. I love the notes of golden short cake in this, so tasty smelling and inviting. I don't eat sugar or sweets so this candle lets me live vicariously. I'll definitely buy it again. I hope it's at candle day this year so I can buy a ton of them!" —Jennyfromdafarm

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $24.50.

    19. A bathtub caddy for the ultimate bath experience. This bathroom caddy will adjust to your tub and has spaces for all your bathtub essentials, including a space for your tablet or book, wine glass, and snacks — your bathtime, your way.,

    Promising review: "When I placed my order for this tray I looked at the pics but did not realize how really cool this piece is. The ability to change the size is great but I just love the different trays that are removable as well as the ability to put my phone and a kindle in 'safe' areas of the tray. I found a perfect place for my TV remove should I want to watch TV and not read. I just got it and used it last night but it appears to be well made, balanced, and offers versatility for the things you may want at your fingertips when taking a luxurious bath!" —SindiMcG

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in seven colors).

    20. A leopard print one-piece swimsuit to buy now in preparation for the warmer months. Of course, you don't have to wait until then to wear it around the house. 🎉

    a reviewer photo of someone wearing the leopard swimsuit

    Promising review: "I got this suit for a bachelorette party in San Diego and got a ton of compliments on it! And I am fairly certain that many of the girls went and purchased the same suit, LOL! You can tie this suit many different ways. Depending on how you wrap the ties (which are very long), you may find some tying methods work better than others based on your chest size and how much support you are seeking! I have a long torso and felt completely comfortable without the suit riding up and giving me camel toe! The cut for the back is cheeky, but I like it more cheeky! Overall, so in love with this suit!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 14 colors).

    21. A pack of velvet scrunchies for all hair types that can be both a scrunchy or a bracelet. There are 45 pieces in this set so you can switch your scrunchy every day in the month without repeating. One pack of scrunchies to rule them all.,

    Promising review: "To be honest, I was expecting to write a negative review about how this product was a scam, but I am shocked! All 45 scrunchies came, AND the quality was amazing on ALL of them. Not a single broken one in sight. Also, I was unsure if they would hold my 3B/3C SUPER thick hair, but two wraps holds my hair tightly! I would 1,000% recommend these to anyone looking for scrunchies or a present for a teen. Most stores only sell three scrunchies, so you get 15 times the amount for the same price, which is an unbeatable deal! Seriously, I wanna tell everyone I know about these. I plan on purchasing again for my 15-year-old cousin who loves photography and VSCO. BUY BUY BUY!!!!!!" —Victoria Delgado

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A s'mores griller to hold you over until your next camping trip. You don't even have to use a grill; pop this stainless steel wire rack in the oven for melt in your mouth snacks in minutes.

    the smores griller with cooked smores on a plate
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $28.

    23. And a Bluetooth wireless karaoke microphone for practicing your Celine Dion medley. Forget a karaoke booth! Sing along to your favorite tunes from the comfort of your living room. The best part = not having to pay for snacks.

    the karaoke microphone in white and yellow

    Promising review: "What a product! I cannot say enough nice things about this karaoke microphone. After using this product I feel confident I picked the right microphone. It is not just a microphone but a Bluetooth speaker, recording device, and party essential. Bluetooth connection is simple, recording is easy, and the overall ease of use is hard to beat. I am not a professional singer (although sometimes I feel my voice in the shower is top notch) but this device equipped with echo settings turns me into a nice blend of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. At least I think so and that's all that matters. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the overall high-quality design of the product, included extras (black hard case, micro USB cable, audio cable) and the ability for a portable microphone to perform as well as it does. I look forward to utilizing the microphone for many things besides just karaoke. Time to let your vocals reach new heights!" —braxton aldrich

    Get it from Amazon for $26+ (available in 11 colors).

    24. A trendy pair of tie-dye sweatpants because you tried the Pinterest tutorial to DIY your own pair, and things didn't quite go as planned. Just cop these instead.

    the tie dye sweat pants
    Big Bud Press

    Big Bud Press is an LA-based clothing label that produces ethically sourced and locally made unisex garments and miscellaneous goods.

    Get it from Big Bud Press for $58 (available in sizes XXS–6X).

    25. A pair of stylish earrings that are super trendy and sure to jazz up any outfit. No one will know you're actually just wearing pajamas off-screen.

    Sweet and Good

    Sweet and Good Shop is a Black woman-owned small business that creates trend-setting, quality accessories to elevate your everyday style.

    Get it from Sweet and Good for $15 (also available in black).

    26. A lighted mirror with a built-in Bluetooth speaker that'll elevate your vanity experience, giving you the perfect light to illuminate your natural beauty. Plus, who doesn't want Evanescence blaring in the background while they get ready for the day.


    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how loud the speaker was for how cheap the mirror is. It’s obviously not going to be like a giant expensive speaker, but if you just want to listen to music, YouTube videos, or podcasts while doing makeup, it’s perfect. You also don’t have to use the cable on it all the time, just charge it and take it off." —Layla

    Get it from Amazon for $35.69+ (available in three colors).

    27. Some sheer vine drapes to add some greenery to your space. Imagine your sun-drenched living room with these curtains hanging in the distance.


    Promising review: "I have extra tall windows in my sunroom. I decided to order 10 of these panels because they were so inexpensive and because the print would add a nice touch to all the plants, white wicker, etc. I LOVE THE WAY THIS LOOKS IN A SUNROOM. The quality is what you would expect for the price, the print is great but the seams pucker slightly. But when I put the 10 panels together, that all just worked together. My windows are now bright with leaves cascading down and the whole room is just fantastic because of these curtains." —Janice Briggs

    Get them from Amazon for $10.98 (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

    28. An Insta-worthy tiny pool for your deck or patio that you can dip your feet in. Shades, your fave bathing suit, a good book, and a glass of fresh lemonade — sounds like a perfect day.

    the mini pool

    MINNIDIP™ is a small business started by Emily Vaca that makes designer inflatables for adults and kids that are both trendy and make for camera-ready fun in the sun.

    Get it from Target for $52.99.

    29. Eucalyptus leaves to bring the spa to you. Just hang these in your shower and let the aromatherapy wash over you. You'll emerge from the shower refreshed and revitalized.

    Botanica Fleur / Etsy

    Botanica Fleur, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a shop that makes botanical items to bring "all good things" into your life and your home.

    Promising review: "So lovely! It arrived very quickly and the aroma in my bathroom during and after a shower is so amazing." —Bridgett

    Get them from Botanica Fleur on Etsy for $8+ (available in bunch sizes ranging from extra small to large).

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