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    37 Things To Treat Yourself To Because It's Been A Long Winter

    Loungewear, speakers, skincare, and other things to make your life a little more luxurious.

    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 gentle toner to rebalance and hydrate your face after you've dried out your skin. When you're done, recycle the bottle for 15% off of your next BeautyStrike purchase.

    A person holding the bottle of toner
    Beauty Strike

    My skin was about as tight as Kim K's Mugler dress when I decided to switch to this toner. It's non-irritating, and I love that the spray bottle doesn't require me to touch my face.

    Beauty Strike is a Brooklyn-based small business founded by Emani Mone Jeter, a third-generation Beauty professional and licensed esthetician. She creates natural cleansers, toners, treatments, moisturizers, and more that are recyclable.

    Get it from Beauty Strike for $14+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A flowy, tan jumpsuit that'll help you feel put together on your Zoom calls even though you forgot to put on deodorant today.

    A model wearing the jumpsuit

    Promising review: "The fabric of this was a bit unexpected for me. I thought it would feel kind of like a cottony knit, but it's closer to matte jersey (though not quite matte jersey either). It's a great classic jumpsuit that can be dressed up or down and the fabric makes it awesome for traveling. I tried it on with a white linen blend blazer and it was a really classic, high end, effortless look. I'm 5'4" and wear a 40G bra. The 14/16 was PERFECT at the bust and length wise (so it would be cropped on a taller lady)." —Sarah

    Get it from Eloquii for $119.95 (available in women's sizes 14—28 and two colors).

    3. A tortoiseshell wide-tooth comb – it's A.) glamorous and B.) great for curly hair. This is small enough to fit in your purse for on-the-go touch-ups 😏.

    the tortoise wide-tooth comb
    Victoria Emerson

    Get it from Victoria Emerson for $9.97 (originally $20).

    4. A pink loungewear set from Lively that feels like sleeping in a literal cloud. I love putting these on after a long hard day because this set is so comforting.

    The pink pajamas

    This loungewear set is the closest I come to getting dressed every day. It makes me feel like my life is *together*. They're really stretchy and light, but still keep me warm. I love gifting these to my friends because there's no such thing as too much loungewear — especially now.

    Promising review: "I ordered these loungers for jammies and they are now my absolute favorite! I would wear them every day if they didn’t need to be washed! They are so soft and comfortable! I am ready to buy some other colors. I have the long sleeve and pants and am planning to get the short sleeve too. My daughters' boyfriends are always around, so I can wear these and be covered up but still cute. I have bought other jammies at Target that seem like these but nothing compares! They are so nice!" —Amy B.

    Get it from Lively for $80 (originally $90; available in women's sizes XS—L and two colors).

    5. A vegan gel moisturizer because healthy skin is hydrated skin. It's formulated for all skin types, super absorbent, and disappears in seconds to last all day.

    The squeezable bottle of moisturizer

    Promising review: "I literally found this brand last week at my local Target. I was sold when I realized they were a clean ingredient company. I bought this moisturizer and two other products last week. One, I love all three products.. this moisturizer is amazing. I use it as my p.m. moisturizer. It feel so good going on. Its not your typical moisturizer.. it's more jelly then cream. I have very very dry skin. This leaves my face feeling very hydrated and smooth to the touch. I also, have eczema and have had no problems using this product. Definitely will buy again!" —DANAB220

    Get it from Versed for $14.99.

    6. A satin pillowcase that you'll never have to turn over because it's always *fresh*. This one is so much easier on skin and hair than cotton. It's puppy-approved too 🐶!

    A pup enjoying the pillowcase

    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillowcases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes and 23 colors).

    7. A sampler of mixers from Avec to concoct fresh, tasty cocktails this summer or just drink them as mocktails.

    the sampler in a box and some colorful avec cans on a bar cart with fruit and a cocktail

    Avec is a woman-founded business specializing in making mixers, and thereby your cocktails, packed with real juice and natural botanicals. The sampler comes with three each of the flavors Jalapeño and Lime, Ginger, Hibiscus and Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Pomelo, and Yuzu and Lime.

    “The way my life is set up, the very day I want a good cocktail is the very day I have no ingredients to make it happen. To be honest, I’ve never been much of the bartender, and when it comes to cocktails, I need something tasty that drowns out an overpowering spirit. So anything that came ready-to-go where I only had to add my spirit of choice, was already a win for me. After tasting, I was sold. The Avec Mixers take all the guesswork out of what to put in and how much. And, you can even drink them by themselves over ice without adding any alcohol at all. My personal faves are the Grapefruit & Pomelo and Yuze & Lime. If you want a super simple solution to super tasty cocktails, this is definitely the way to go.” —Kit Stone

    Get the 15-pack sampler from Avec for $45.

    8. A set of dope Black playing cards ♣️♥️♦️♠️ for inspiring meaningful coffee table conversations and fun game nights in the living room.

    A reviewer's Black cards with the caption, "Look what came in the mail!"
    Buzzfeed / Elise Fuller

    Each set includes 18 cards in a tin cardholder. Every card showcases amazing Black people your history teacher may have "forgotten" to tell you about.

    This Brooklyn-based, small business is owned by Fatimah Barrie. She is a history teacher and organizer who is passionate about social justice. Get it from Fatimah Barrie on BigCartel for $35.

    9. A lush linen duvet set to nail that cozy, lived-in look in your bedroom this spring. FYI, linen is a phenomenal all-weather bedding choice.

    A bed with the duvet set

    Promising review: "Obsessed! Been eyeing this duvet for a while now, but the price held me off on pulling the trigger. It is 100% worth it! I’ve never had any linen bedding before and didn’t know if it would scratchy but it’s so soft and cozy. Going to go for the sheets next!" —Megan O.

    Get it from Parachute for $289+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    10. An everyday face wash for people who know next to nothing about skincare but want a healthy complexion. This face wash was formulated without sulfates to help with oil control.

    The cleanser, face cream, and night cream

    Promising review: "This is by far the best face wash I have found for my extremely oily, yet sensitive skin. Love it." —Roger

    Get a pack of two from Geologie for $25.

    11. A timeless tank and short set because, let's be real, you've been living in loungewear for the past year. It's time for an upgrade.


    I love these because I can wear them outside the house. Although I generally wear a medium in bottoms, a size small fits me fine. This is a dope lounge set, and I see myself wearing it more as it warms up.

    Get the tank from Mate for $48 and the shorts for $54 (available in women's sizes XS—3X and eight colors).

    12. A pair of jogger pants that you'll actually be inspired to wear because they're so cozy. Think about our warmest jacket or fluffiest towel — but in a pair of pants. Exactly.

    Model wearing gray jogger pants

    Get it from Maurices for $24.90 (available in 0X—3X).

    13. A refreshing tonic for anyone looking to work acids into their skincare routine. This'll balance and gently exfoliate before you layer other creams and moisturizers into your routine.

    The bottle of tonic

    I tried this product and it's comparable to The Ordinary's Glycolic Toning Solution. Very powerful, but not drying if it's the only exfoliant in your routine. I don't think my skin could handle this every day, but using it every once in a while is fine.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing tonic! I've seen great progress after a few weeks of use! It has such a wonderful brightening effect and doesn't leave any sticky residue! Would definitely recommend this to a friend!" —Liviy A.

    Get it from Ren Skincare for $39.

    14. A sleek, easy-assemble Thuma Bed that's timelessly modern and very well constructed. It has nine inches of space underneath for all your storage needs.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    I put this bed together on a whim since it's supposed to be easy to assemble. For the price, I figured I should be able to put it together at 8 p.m. with my two remaining brain cells. It took me no more than 20 minutes to build the bed. No cap. For the record, I’m about 5’6 and not amazing with tools. The bed is so gorgeous. I love that it’s made of real wood and not particle board. By far, the most difficult part was taking apart my recycled IKEA bed. That dissembling process made me appreciate how much Thuma’s bed truly prioritizes the user’s experience. Although it costs a month’s rent, the bed is definitely a solid investment. Plus, Thuma has Affirm to lessen the initial financial blow. I have no notes and no critiques because putting this together couldn’t have been any easier. If the company released a bag or case to protect the wood/pillow board during moves, I would buy it.

    Promising review: "I love this frame. ZERO hardware install was super easy and great for moving from one room or house to another. The ground clearance is great for our dog bed and our robot vacuum. You can really tell the quality of the wood that is used. The joints fit together so perfectly. I LOVE THIS FRAME!" —Jesse C.

    Get it from Thuma for $895 (available in sizes Twin–King and two colors).

    15. A neutral Orly nail polish that won't chip ten minutes after it dries 😩. You'd be surprised how relaxing painting your nails can be. So, do it with this beautiful shade.

    The nail polish — it's a dark lavender color

    Here's what one of my coworkers had to say:

    "I recently tried and now absolutely LOVE. It goes on smoother than any other polish I've tried, and made my nails look like I just left the salon. Plus, the November Fog shade below is the perfect fall color!" —Samantha Wieder

    Promising review: "This is a lovely cool pale purple with a definite touch of grey. It is classy and understated, yet utterly beguiling. This polish whispers that you are a person who has their act together and you are not to be trifled with. It is opaque in two coats and the formula is smooth and buttery." —fluffy

    Get it from Orly for $9.50.

    16. A pint of decadent, dairy-free chocolate ice cream for those adhering to a vegan or plant-based lifestyle. I'm lactose intolerant and this is so tasty, it might deliver me from the clutches of Häagen-Dazs for good.

    The pint of chocolate ice cream

    Eclipse Foods is a Berkley, California-based small business that makes sustainable, responsibly made ice cream. Every product is non-GMO and contains no preservatives or dairy.

    Get it from Eclipse Foods for $11.99.

    17. A stylish gold chain for anyone who's guilty of losing glasses, earbuds, or face masks. Who doesn't love a functional accessory that's a fashion statement of its own?

    The chain connected to a pair of AirPods

    My AirPods are constantly in and out of my ears. They're less likely to get lost when resting in this chain. It's my new favorite accessory and looks great with the rest of my gold jewelry.

    Get it from Machete for $120 (available in two versions).

    18. A matte liquid lipstick to pout about everything you're *rightfully* annoyed about today — but make it fashion. This formula is transfer-resistant, to keep you from looking like the joker after taking off your mask.

    A person wearing the lipstick

    This lipstick is so bold, it reminded me how fabulous my lips are. The formula isn't drying, but it's definitely matte. I'll definitely be wearing this often, even if it is under my mask.

    Promising review: "Great liquid lipstick, I wore it under the mask and it didn’t move at all. It only came out with oil-based makeup remover! It’s pretty comfortable on the lips, I got two shades divine nude and wild orchid, both are very pretty. I have her first liquid lipstick and I think the formula is the same." —Lisinetskaia

    Get it from Sephora for $30 (available in eight shades).

    19. A HomeChef subscription for those who are tired of spending on UberEats but hate grocery shopping (me). Get fresh meals shipped to your door that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

    A picture of their sweet potato fries and steak with onions

    Get it from HomeChef for $8.99+ per serving.

    20. A pair of period-proof boyshorts because that time of the month is hard enough and you don't need to be inconvenienced. These will hold three tampons worth of blood, but without all the toxic chemicals and NO waste.

    A model wearing the boyshorts in black

    I can't tell you how much I would've loved having these as a kid. Carrying around bulky pads and wondering whether your tampon has been in too long, just ain't it. I wear my boyshorts with a cup, just for extra insurance on my heavier days. It's a winning combination. Just wash them in cold water (no softener) and lay them flat to dry.

    Promising review: "Very comfortable. No riding up. I can say that it absorbs pretty much. Wearing this as a backup to my cup, I could sleep more than 12 hours without getting up to empty the cup even during the heaviest days." —Myoungwon H.

    Get it from Thinx for $39 (available in two colors).

    21. A pair of amber, tortoise sunglasses because they'll help you pull off the unfriendly hottie vibe you'll be on all summer 2021.

    The glasses next to the case

    Get it from UpWest for $58.

    22. A smart Bose Home Speaker for getting a concert-grade listening experience and a dope virtual assistant all in one. This wall-to-wall stereo can be controlled via touch, voice, or Bose Music App.

    A person using the speaker

    If you love music, get this speaker. It'll become the center of your home listening experience. Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora and other streaming services are integrated into the app. It's also Bluetooth compatible so setting it up with my iPhone and Apple TV was really easy. I love that it displays the time and has practical uses beyond playing music. This speaker isn't that big, but it gets stupid loud (in a great way). Plus, you can connect it with other Bose Speakers through the app for a bigger listening experience.

    Promising review: "I am not a Bose fan. But the Bose 500 speaker impresses. It is a stately-looking speaker that looks good on your kitchen counter. But even better than how it looks, it sounds terrific. Effortless bass and rich well-balanced sound. The expansive soundstage is immediately satisfying to the ear. It can go louder than you can withstand, with no distortion. You will not be disappointed with how it sounds. Music integration is top-notch: Pandora, Spotify, Sirius XM, Amazon music, etc. all work flawlessly. Alexa is responsive. The six preset buttons are no gimmick, but quite useful. Easy to set up, easy to use. Really enjoyable to listen to at all volume levels. Bose has done its homework on this one. Overall it is an impressive speaker and will meet all of your music needs in the kitchen or living room, and then some. It is worth $400 of your hard-earned cash. Highly recommended." —Phronesis

    Get it from Amazon for $299 (available in two colors).

    23. A high quality, gentle face cleanser to give your skin a vacation from your regular one. Its pH-balanced formula is made with amino acid-rich soy proteins, rose water, and cucumber extract.

    The bestselling gel face cleanser is clean, balanced, and removes makeup

    I recently switched to this cleanser to restore my moisture barrier. Mind you, I usually like a powerful cleanser that lathers because I have oily-combination skin. Although this doesn't lather, my skin is just as clean and NOT Spongebob dry. I haven't been breaking out since switching either.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried MANY different cleansers and this is the only one my face loves. It may not show an instant difference, but my skin does not break out when I use this cleanser even though it breaks out when I use any other one. Yes it’s definitely pricey but I found it to be worth it. Its gentle, doesn’t strip the skin, and cleanses! It’s so hard to find a cleanser that my skin likes so I’m very grateful for this one. The trick I find is to wet my hands (clean of course) and face, then lather the product in my hands first and then apply it to my face. Helps remove makeup and makes the product even more gentle than it already is!" —Vadar

    Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in four sizes) or Amazon for $43.94.

    24. An exquisite gravity-defying decanter set that'll turn your liquor into art 👨🏾‍🎨 and do more than just look pretty. The shape is optimized for aeration resulting in a better-tasting drink.

    The decanter and two glasses
    Dragon Glassware

    Dragon Glassware is a designer glassware company based in Northern California. They make products for coffee, beer, tea, whiskey, and more.

    Get it from Dragon Glassware or Amazon for $79.99.

    25. A collared dress that's made from a breathable, Africa-inspired print that's ridiculously comfortable and cute.

    Model wearing the red, blue, and green printed mini dress
    Chen Burkett New York

    Chen Burkett New York is a small Black woman-owned and founded lifestyle brand.

    Get it from Chen Burkett New York for $159.97 (available in sizes S—XL).

    26. A bra for the person who hates bras. They're pretty enough to be worn as bralettes, and built to last., Cuup

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my bra! I do suggest meeting with the fit consultant though because figuring out the right size on your own can be kind of tricky. They are very helpful and so nice!" —Zoe H.

    Get it from Cuup for $68 (available in cup sizes A—H and ten colors).

    27. A face steamer to open your pores and make every product extra effective. Plus, there's nothing like a face steam on a dreary Monday morning.

    The steamer next to some beauty products
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    After months of contemplation, I finally got my hands on one of these steamers. I test a lot of beauty products, so my moisture barrier was compromised. This steamer wonderfully hydrates my skin and makes my pores purge. The smell some reviewers have mentioned goes away after a few uses. I love using this steamer in the morning to wake up my skin. It's definitely a splurge, but steaming has helped my skin a lot.

    Promising review: "My skin has never looked better!! This facial steamer purifies and hydrates my skin like no other. I’m left with clear, glowing skin every single time!" —jen101

    Get it from Sephora for $149.

    28. A firm, yet soft Nectar mattress to change the way you sleep. It minimizes motion transfer, so you won't be disturbed if someone gets up to use the bathroom at 4 a.m.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    I got in this bed at 6 p.m. and didn't leave until 9 the next morning. It was that comfortable. I instantly noticed a huge difference between this mattress and my old one from Mattress Firm that I got six months ago. First off, it's HUGE and very sturdy. I can tell that this mattress is made from quality materials. I tend to sleep on my side, and this bed works well for me. The motion stopping thing is real too. I fell asleep while watching a movie with my roommate and wasn't disturbed when she eventually went to bed. Plus there's a lifetime warranty!

    Get it from Nectar for $499+ (available in six sizes).

    29. A hardy Swiss cheese plant that's not only totally IG-worthy, but is fairly simple to care for. Monsteras are low-light tolerant and guaranteed to be the center of attention in your space.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    The plant arrived in excellent condition and in soil that wasn't overly saturated. I hate when plants ship in soggy soil because it can lead to root rot. Bloomscape includes a cover pot with every package, which meant I didn't have to buy one or further shock my new plant by repotting it. Overall, unboxing Bloomscape's packaging was clean too. If you struggle with plants, just ask their amazing support staff for help.

    Get it from Bloomscape for $150 (available in five pot colors).

    30. An eyeshadow palette so deliciously neutral, you'll find yourself reaching for it every time you get dressed. The consistency is mad creamy, despite being a pressed powder.

    A close up photo of the palette

    Promising review: "I don’t know who needs to hear this, but: THESE SHADOWS ARE MEANT TO BE BUILDABLE. There’s so much hate about the pigment of these, but I actually think the fact that they initially go on sheer is this palette’s strength. I think it’s super beginner-friendly, as I found it super easy to blend and layer. It’s versatile — it can create soft, barely-there looks, or a stunning smokey eye. I was looking for a palette that was full of neutral browns because most palettes don’t have enough of those for me, and this truly delivers that! This palette will be a perfect companion to the colourful palettes in my collection, as well as an everyday staple! Love, love, love." —SynthiaY

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    31. A pair of fleece slippers so plush, you'll basically be walking on a cloud. Memory foam soles provide arch support your feet won't stop thanking you for.

    Reviewer holding feet up in fluffy open-toed slippers

    Promising review: "These slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!! I love these!" —Cyndi Lundeberg

    Get them from Amazon for $20.39+ (available in women's sizes 5–10 and five colors).

    32. A conveniently portable massage gun that'll untie the knots living in your muscles. Stress management is so important, and this gun makes decompressing easier than ever.

    The device, a bag, and two tubes of product

    This massager is everything I never knew I needed. I can feel it shaking every drop of tension out of my body. It's great. I only use this for about a minute on every muscle group, but it still makes a difference. Plus, the size makes it easy to store and carry.

    Promising review: "I am pleasantly surprised (one might say shocked) by how well this little device does its job. I’ve been doing a lot of hiking in the past few months, and have unfortunately come to the conclusion that my muscle recovery time isn’t what it used to be. The Theragun Mini has been amazing for post-hike wind-down, and I don’t feel the icky next day soreness nearly as much anymore. I haven’t tried percussive massagers but can say that the intensity and benefits are easily comparable to a regular in-person massage session. It's easy to hold/handle. Battery time is more than acceptable —it takes about an hour to fully charge, which gives about two hours of runtime. It's very quiet for how powerful it is. it’s high-pitched and kind of sounds like an electric toothbrush. It’s also really portable and comes with a soft protective case that I’ve also been storing it in. This is definitely a good introductory device into the world of percussive massagers. It has changed my well-being for the better." —Olga

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in two colors).

    33. A maxi dress to prepare for warmer weather and, hopefully, better days.

    A model wearing the dress with flannel around their waist

    Promising review: "Do yourself a favor and buy this dress! It is super versatile. It is made of quality material and is not see-through or too heavy. It is easy to dress up or down. I really think you could get by with wearing it in the fall with boots and a cardigan as well. I would say it is true to size." —Midwest Gal

    Get it from Maurices for $34.90 (available in women's sizes XS—4X)

    34. A mid-century modern gold floor lamp because lighting establishes the tone of the room. I don't make the rules 🤷🏾‍♀️. Screw in the bulb (it's included 😏) and pop this into your coziest reading corner.

    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "This is a very beautiful floor lamp. It went perfectly with my contemporary look and style that I was going for. Easy to assemble and no tools required. I would recommend this product to someone looking to add a piece of eye candy to their floor." —Rodney

    Get it from Rugs USA for $99.90 (originally $238).

    35. A modern planter that'll add some flavor to your windowsill. It has a drainage hole to allow your plants to discard excess water.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes, FrancaNYC

    Everyone always asks about my FrancaNYC products. They're just that gorgeous. I own five of their pots and two mugs. Each product is wonderfully handmade and ships pretty fast. Franca isn't cheap but the quality is there. Plus, it feels good to support a local, woman-owned design studio.

    FrancaNYC is a small, woman-owned design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. They sell handmade planters, dinnerware, vases, and dog bowls.

    Get it from FrancaNYC for $48+ (available in three sizes).

    36. A leopard print dress for those days you want to get dressed and look like an extra in Sex and the City. It's got a drawstring waist and balloon sleeves becoming of a literal goddess.

    A model wearing the dress

    Promising review: "FITS PERFECTLY! I get a ton of compliments when I wear it. The tie at the waist really makes it perfect. I am 5’7” and weigh about 130 lbs. I love that the sleeves balloon out after the tighter area, it gives a great silhouette. The fabric looks even better in person! I love that I can cinch in the waist. I highly highly recommend this dress. If they had more prints I would buy more! It has a red option too but the tan looks more classic, the red is more spicy and sassy, I am buying it before I go to Vegas next month!" —Heather Seeley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in women's sizes S—XL and four colors).

    37. And a gallon-sized water bottle so you don't have to go back and forth from the sink every hour just to stay hydrated. It's got a wide mouth to make cleaning and refilling a breeze.,

    I didn't realize how dehydrated I was until I ordered one of these. It changed everything for me. I've since ordered three more for my family and friends.

    Promising review: "This is a great bottle for carrying a large amount of water. I’ve been using it as my daily water bottle. I fill it up the night before and stick it in the fridge. It’s not insulated so you will get some condensation but I like the fact that it takes a while for a gallon of water to reach room temperature if cooled overnight. I would say that it’s not horrible to drink from but for some they may find drinking from a large bottle somewhat tedious. I have no problems, but something to note. I use the main handle of the bottle to carry and have not noticed any problems with it leaking. The carry strap seems sturdy enough but I don’t usually carry with that on a full bottle. Cleaning isn’t super difficult but you really can’t reach in and scrub easily. I just use soap and hot water and shake vigorously. I also will use vinegar from time to time as is suggested. Regular cleaning keeps it from building up deposits, bacteria, etc. I can’t complain with the bottle for the price and think that it is more than serviceable." —BK

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in 11 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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