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    Jan 23, 2020

    41 Things That Made Me Think, “Why Don’t I Own That Already?”

    Need is a strong word, but I really need these things.

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    1. A pair of perfectly printed full-length leggings you're gonna be able to rock with your favorite boots or sneakers.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these leggings. I actually own the Lululemon camo Aligns, and I think these are a great, more affordable option. The fabric is definitely not the same as Align fabric, but I don't mind at all. These are still comfy, and feel a lot more durable. I would absolutely recommend these leggings and I am definitely considering ordering the splinter camo too!" —Anonymous

    "These are literally the softest leggings in the entire world. I now own three pairs and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. Also, they are STUPID strong. I fell off a motorized scooter and gashed a hole in my knee while wearing these and they didn't even tear ONE bit. THAT...is amazing. Buy them and I guarantee you'll end up buying more." —K. Duggan

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 19 prints).

    2. A beautifully illustrated copy of Be Bold! Be Brave!, a bilingual children's book that highlights 11 inspiring Latinas and leaves young readers feeling empowered and excited about all their potential.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Such an inspiring read. Empowering, inspiring, entertaining — with great illustrations and an encouraging message for every child." —Jessica Collaço

    Get it from Amazon for $15.14.

    3. A non-greasy hair finishing stick designed to help you deal with tiny fly-aways — it uses natural plant ingredients that won't leave your hair hard or sticky and it works with all hair colors.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad fly aways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    4. An environmentally safe bottle of Durgol Universal Express Multipurpose Descaler/Decalcifier — you can use it on your coffee and espresso machines, ceramic tiles, faucets, irons, and basically everything that has lime and calcium build-up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Dunno what’s in it, or what it’s doing, but the end result is a flawlessly clean kettle with basically zero effort." —David Judges Stuff

    "Bought Durgol and used it on all of the bathroom sinks to polish the chrome sink stoppers, which had lost their shine from soap scum over the years. No matter what soap scum product I used, nothing worked. I couldn't restore the shine. But Durgol restored everything to brand new again. WOW! What a GREAT product!!! I'm hooked." —marintravelbuff

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    5. A super warm Carhartt beanie so you can top off your look with a pop of color.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great color, kept me warm in Iceland from hiking windy cliffs to glacier caves to late-night aurora borealis hunting. Became my go-to beanie for its comfort and cute-factor. My skin is sensitive and doesn't do well with wool — this is soft and comfortable. It even stayed pretty dry around water spray." —Krystal Carden

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 24 colors).

    6. A super cute smocked peplum blouse that'll quickly become your go-to top for your favorite jeans.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am beyond impressed with this shirt! It fits perfectly, great quality, lightweight, held up through the wash, and it's absolutely adorable! I highly recommend this shirt!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL, in three colors, and in a tank and cropped version).

    7. A comfortable, adjustable, and easy-to-use posture corrector designed to help with your back's alignment and stability. In time, it develops your back's muscle memory which will then hold your back straight even without it. It's also discreet enough to wear under your shirt or blouse.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I have back issues. Serious ones. Aside from the degeneration and bulging discs, I have an awful hunch that seems to be getting progressively worse since I had my baby. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm walking around looking like the 'Crooked Man' soon enough! Apart from how I look, I am also in constant pain and taking pain medication all day is not an option for me. My doctor suggested a posture corrector to see if I could get any relief at all and although I wasn't very optimistic, I gave it a shot. It took a couple of days to get used to it but I'm so glad I took his advice!! It helps my posture a great deal and my doctor said he attributes the pain relief I feel in my neck and low back to my posture being better. It helps my body remember not to slouch and in doing so has also helped my quality of life immensely!! Highly recommended! Seriously!!" —Corinne Cruz

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A super handy cookbook filled with over 150 recipes based on the amazing goodies you always find at Trader Joe's.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've worked at Trader Joe's for a long long time. This cool book helps inspire me to cook something different which is hard after cooking dinner almost every night for near 20 years. Some of the ingredients have been discontinued but if you know the basics of cooking it's easy to find substitutes. Easy recipes and easy to follow instructions." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    9. A bottle of Selenia Beauty's nail polish in Pepa, 'cause the perfect red, vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free polish is hard to find — so I went ahead and found it for you.

    Selenia Beauty on Etsy

    Get it from Selenia Beauty on Etsy for $12.

    10. An over-the-door bathroom organizer that perfectly holds everything you could possibly need — like hairdryers with nozzles up to 3" wide, flat irons, curling irons, hairbrushes, and other accessories.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I keep my hairdryer, straightener, two curling irons, hair spray, dry shampoo, two lotions, and two hair products on this. It just fits so much. It only requires about 6" of the interior of the cabinet to be cleared to make room for when the cabinet door is shut. I'm so happy about this." —Poe

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90+ (available in two finishes).

    11. A mock-neck, tie-waist flare dress you'll be twirling your way through your office in.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have fallen in love with this dress. I ordered a size 10 or M and it didn't disappoint or fail to fit. I wear a 10 in dresses mainly but because of my hips, if the dress is fitted, I'll get a 12 which results in the dress being too roomy up top. This dress has a beautiful fall and flow. I am 5'6" without heels and the dress falls slightly below my knees. It isn't fitted at the bottom which is perfect for a 38-30-39 shape like mine! I have ordered this dress in every color!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    12. A detailed victorian house coloring book so you can decorate the house of your dreams just the way you want it — and for under $5!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I happen to love Victorian houses and this book is lots of fun. There are brief but very interesting descriptions on the back of each page. In addition to coloring the house and its beautiful porch, there are many different and interesting rooms to get your design juices flowing. This is one of my favorite coloring books." —Vicki M

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A sturdy lingerie travel bag to keep your delicates organized and secure you while jet off to faraway locations — plus if TSA decides to open your bag and dig through all your stuff, at least you won't have dirty undies flying around everywhere.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was nervous about it being too small, but it was plenty big. I wear 36DD padded bras and I could pack three comfortably... probably could get a fourth on there if I tried. I am very happy with my purchase and do recommend this to anyone looking for a nice storage bag for travel." —Texas Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.46+ (available in five colors).

    14. A very handy bottle of Wine Away red wine stain remover, because maybe the conversation got a little too heated after that second glass — it's not your fault, Meghan and Harry moving to Canada can make anyone emotional.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the product!!!! I had over a month old wine stain all over my dining chair and this Wine Away product removed the old wine stains from my chair. The chair is back to its original look, like new. Amazing product! I spilled red wine all over my chair but cleaning it was super easy. Take a look at the before and after pic. Very happy with the results." —~Gigi~

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    15. A BPA-free bread keeper so you can keep your bread fresh longer, without ever having to put it in the fridge.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Greatest thing since, well, since SLICED BREAD! 😂😉✌️" —flutterdaisy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.57.

    16. An investment-worthy lightweight and water-repellent Hill City thermal shirt jacket insulated with their temperature-regulating PrimaLoft Gold Active+ so you're always warm but never bulky.

    Hill City

    Get it from Hill City for $158 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in six colors).

    17. A heaven-sent Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush designed with unique cone-shaped plastic bristles that separate your hair sideways not down, so tangles gently unravel without all the pain and hair pulling.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.22.

    18. A super easy to assemble multi-level plastic desktop pen organizer so you can see all your favorite writing utensils without having to go digging for them.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought two of these and they're perfect for organizing the pens on my craft desk. The connections slid in tight and the entire structure is very sturdy. For reference sake, each hole is generally the size of a standard pen (if maybe a slight bit bigger)." —J. Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96 (available with 60- and 96- holes).

    19. A timeless wool-blend coat designed in an ever-so-classic silhouette that you'll be able to wear with practically everything.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve always wanted a long camel coat and this was it! Very classy. It can be dressed up or used for a casual outing. Quick shipping (if you have Prime) and nicely packaged. I have it in black too. I need to get it in green. For reference, I’m 5’2", 170 lbs., and purchased a large." —Devon

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in six colors).

    20. A bottle of Finish Hard Water Booster Powder capable of removing tough hard water stains and giving you crystal clear dishes, plus it'll leave you with an amazingly clean dishwasher.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "We have ridiculously hard water. The Culligan guy who tested it was surprised it doesn’t come out of the faucet as a solid. My dishes, especially my Pyrex bowls and casserole dishes were almost white from the build-up. Nothing ever seemed clean. I tried this, and it’s an absolute miracle. My dishes are clean again. See the comparison in the picture — bowl on the left is 'clean', it was washed without the Finish booster. The bowl on the right was washed with. I’m totally not kidding, it completely does what it says!" —CB

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    21. A vintage-inspired A-line dress detailed with an adorable floral print and perfectly contrasting piping for that retro feel in an office-appropriate style.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bohemian look. Take it into colder months with tights and boots, but I'll wear it in summer with strappy nude sandals. Very meet-the-parents appropriate." —S.Shaffer Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    22. A stackable cutlery drawer organizer so all your utensils aren't rolling around in your drawer every time you open it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought two of these, and I’m very pleased with them. The non-slip feature on the bottom is great — you won’t have cutlery sliding around when you open and close your drawers. I would highly recommend it." —Chelsea C.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors and three styles).

    23. An informative and very helpful copy of Investing 101: From Stocks and Bonds to ETFs and IPOs, an Essential Primer on Building a Profitable Portfolio — yes, it has a long title but this book actually provides some easy to understand, hands-on lessons on what it takes (and means) to invest your hard-earned cash.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Most investment books I've read are generally worthless, with the author's ego and business motives being the highlight. With Investing 101, I struck gold! It is a perfect lexicon of facts and information. It describes all the language and terminology, number and formula, and strategies used by different investors. It's concise and easy to understand. The information provided has given me enough knowledge to begin trying investing on my own. Excellent resource." —Deborah Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    24. A set of magnetic decorative hinges to give your garage door that carriage look without that carriage price — and they don't require any drilling or tools, just stick them on and bam! Instant curb appeal.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The only thing I don’t like is that kids think they are real and walk up and try to hang on the handles, which obviously just come right off. I have to admit it’s hysterical, it does teach the kids to quit messing around with things they shouldn’t because they think they break them... it’s downright comical. Other than that, you would never know they are magnetic. They stay on, you can pull them off easily to wash the doors and then just put right back on. Heavy rains and they didn’t come off. It’s -20 outside now, and they're still stuck on with no problems. I got three sets — one double door and one single door, looks perfect." —Rummy3

    Get it from Amazon for $11.68+ (available in five styles/combos).

    25. A pack of super-hydrating organic lip balms made with beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E so your pout has the moisture it needs — it's so good, you may need to get your pup's chapped lips their own pack.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've always struggled with chapped lips. The ONLY thing that would work for me was the yellow Carmex tin but I personally find the smell and taste to be really annoying and just too overwhelming. I don't know what part of me was drawn to these but I read the ingredients and was impressed that everything is natural and organic. The variety of scents also seemed very pleasing. I honestly wasn't expecting much but they are COMPLETELY worth it. They are very soothing, they make my lips feel great, they smell and taste great (my favorite is the Coconut and the Eucalyptus one), I love the ingredients — EVERYTHING about these are great. At night before bed I always apply some, I have the Strawberry one in my room, and my dogs always try to lick it off my face (they are little 1-year-old chihuahuas). I never thought anything of it, but they liked it SO MUCH they stole it while I was gone and literally ate it, with the plastic and everything! Their names are Peach and Toast by the way. (No one got harmed or sick after eating these, luckily). So, if you notice your dog loves the flavors just as much as you do — hide it or they will get to it." —Selene

    Get the six-piece set from Amazon for $9.98 (available in six scents).

    26. A set of ceramic dip bowls so you can put your chip up on your hip and...

    Amazon

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $51.

    27. A copy of I Work at a Public Library, a collection of the crazy and often time bizarre stories of the brave heroes who mastered the Dewey Decimal System and have lived to tell the tale.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My first job out of college was working in the reference room of a small public library and based on that sometimes bizarre one-year experience, I can tell you that this collection of real-life stories about the interactions of librarians with their patrons is absolutely dead-on. Oh, and each one is priceless — whether it be hilarious, embarrassing, heartbreaking, gag-inducing disgusting, or just plain confusing. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever worked in or volunteered at a library or patronized one. Let's hear three cheers for all hardworking librarians who graciously put up with the public and our wacky queries! Warning: Beware reading this in public. You will be laughing out loud most of the time!" —Cathryn Conroy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    28. A five-pound bag of delicious 12-flavor gummi bears you can use as a yummy treat or as a free weight to get those reps in as you snack.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I can't believe I'm taking the time to comment on Gummi Bears but these are just that good and I want everyone to know it. I've been buying these at the grocery store in 9-ounce bags for $3.59. This 5-pound bag is a great deal. Hard to fathom that they are fat-free. These are the best textured and best-tasting gummi's ever." —Jim Signor

    Get it from Amazon for $13.68.

    29. A bamboo cutting board shaped like your home state — perfect for showing off your pride while you show off your fantastic charcuterie skills.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these! We have them in many states and I will be getting Oahu, HI next. We have them in our kitchen. We are military and add the states as we move around!" —Bonnie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available for 50 locations).

    30. A moisturizing Nugg Morning Glow face mask designed to refresh, hydrate, tone, and soothe your skin by using Watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and aloe-infused glacier-water — put it on when you sleep and your skin will thank you in the morning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this mask! I've tried Glow Recipe's watermelon mask too and I think this one works so much better. It doesn't smell too sweet. Try not to rub in the mask too much because then it will sort of flake/peel off." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two options). Cruelty-free.

    31. A charming little copy of What Would Jane Do? filled with the wisdom and wit of the one and only Jane Austen — all your life's dilemmas, gone!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a nice hardcover book with many quotes from many of Jane Austen's popular books. Each page contains a single quote and refers to the book in which it may be found. It measures 5" x 3.75" and is about 1" thick. It is divided into 10 'chapters' with each chapter containing quotes that pertain to a particular subject. For example, chapter three is 'Mistress of Myself'. The pages are of a nice solid paper. Not quite as thick as construction paper, but firmer than regular printer paper. There is also a nice attached ribbon for use as a bookmark." —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96

    32. A spin the shot game you'll have an awesome time playing — and a horrible morning remembering.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just as pictured! Even came with the shot glass. I’m thinking about playing it with lots of other shot glasses around it and filling them with different types of alcohol...something different!" —CRJS2013

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A carbonated bubble clay mask designed to get deep down to clean out your pores while it bubbles up to make the perfect Insta pic.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This mask is so fun and really feels like it deep cleans. It bubbles up a lot and will make you feel like the Michelin Man lol — but it works great especially with deep cleaning your pores. My 5-year-old loves wearing this mask and watching it bubble — and it doesn't irritate her sensitive skin which is great. I too have sensitive skin and have had no problems at all with this mask. It does get a bit tingly when it's bubbling but in a good way. This mask is great for girls night as its hilarious watching it bubble up on everyone. The price is great for the amount of product you get, just be careful and apply very, very lightly on the forehead and around the nose as it does bubble up thick and will go up your nostrils. Very happy with this purchase and will definitely buy again." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    34. A twirl-worthy tutu party dress perfect for layering or giving you an updated Carrie Bradshaw and a bus moment.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is cuuuttee. I know it says one size and I was scared of that but fits great, very stretchy. The bottom skirt is a form-fitting but with the tulle on top it looks cute and doesn't make me feel fat or anything, I feel cute and it's all flowy." —frenchfrymonkey

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four colors).

    35. A yummy little pack of hot chocolate on a stick you can twirl into a steaming hot cup of milk on those bitterly cold winter days.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So I got these for work but don’t actually know if they make good hot chocolate as everybody decided to eat them like a chocolate lollipop. Everyone enjoyed them though." —JENNIFER S

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in packs of three, six, and 12).

    36. A pair of clearly labeled metal pull chains so you never accidentally turn on the freakin' fan when it's freezing and you're just looking for a light so you can turn on the heater — not that I'm speaking from experience or anyting.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I seriously should've thought about buying this way sooner, for years people who came over to my house would ask, 'which one is the fan?' Now that I put this product in, there is no question as to which pull chain is for which. The chain part comes in three different colors, so you can match the color of the existing chain — you just have to cut the chain to the length that you want, install the product, and you are ready to use it." —808pops

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three finishes).

    37. A super cute off-the-shoulder jumpsuit so comfy you won't ever regret buying it — not even when you're using the bathroom basically totally naked.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This jumpsuit feels SOO much more expensive than the price!! It’s the best material for a jumpsuit I’ve gotten off Amazon. I’m 5’7", wearing my true small, and it fits great. It’s off the shoulder and doesn’t rise up. It has pockets and thumbholes as well. I love that you can dress it up or dress it down. It’s perfect for airplane travel too! 10/10 would recommend!!" —Haley Simao

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in S-XL sizes and in five colors).

    38. A very exciting Snap Circuits LIGHT Electronics Exploration Kit filled with over 55 color-coded circuit components that can build over 175 amazing projects — you can even learn how to construct real working circuits, devices, and fiber optics. Then you can plug in your iPhone, Android phone, or any MP3 player and see your circuits react! I know nothing about technology but this seems really freakin' cool.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a 35-year-old woman who got this as a Christmas gift. I really like electronics and LEDs, AND I LOVE THIS. A year later and I still take this box out just to play with it in between other, more complicated projects. If I had gotten this as a kid, I would have loved it too. As an adult, it was pretty educational when I was new to exploring electronics. My cats go nuts over the flying parts, which is also very entertaining." —shartshark

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    39. A magical sterling silver plated messenger owl necklace so you always know when a message is on the way.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought this for my sister who is a huge Harry Potter fan. She absolutely loved it. Well made. Very happy with this purchase." —Karen Liebknecht

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    40. A risque copy of The Cookie Sutra filled with all the moves that'll make you crumble — just in time for Valentine's Day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a cute book. For some reason I thought it was a cookbook, so don't misread as I did. :-) There is a recipe in the back of the book, which is a nice added bonus. The book itself is adorable and quirky. I recommend this to anyone who's looking for an out of the box present or just wants a fun book to read." —Michele

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (there's also a really great cookie cutter).

    41. A waterproof, color-changing LED wind chime that's just as pretty in the day as it is at night.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My late husband loved hummingbirds and I hung this in the memorial garden where his ashes are. It is at our home we have owned since 1967. I can see them at night and it is comforting to think we are still doing something for him. These change colors each independently and are very pretty." —Ruthie Viles

    **BRB sobbing**

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in five styles).

    That last review tho....

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