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

    Everything from ear wax removers and jalapeno corers, to summer dresses and tinted lip oils.

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    1. A pair of copper-infused arch supports for help with swelling and the increase of circulation, while also helping with arch and heel issues by lifting the plantar fascia tissue.

    A pair of bare feet wearing the arch support bands.

    Promising review: "I put these on after they came in the mail, wore them for about an hour, then as I was resting on the couch, I fell into the kind of deep sleep that one only dreams of. This was the most epic, most restorative nap I can remember. The kind of nap Joey Tribbiani and Ross Geller had in Friends. I am kinda afraid to take them off now. I wear them with my flip-flops, under my socks in tennis shoes, and to bed. My feet feel great. As for whether or not they contributed to my most perfect nap, I don't know for sure, but I'm rolling with it." —Texas Sandra Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A genius Whiskware pancake batter mixer that's designed with a BlenderBall wire whisk — just drop in the ingredients to make your favorite pancake batter, shake up the bottle, and use the spot to drop the perfect amount onto the griddle. It's that easy!


    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing! Breakfast has never been faster or easier! And it doesn't make noise that will wake everyone up while I am mixing. The silicone tip is real silicone (for those wondering about the pinch test) and does well against cast-iron. I have never been able to get my pancakes this fluffy until now! So great! Planning on buying more from this brand! It is also super easy to clean. The bottom comes off to fill it up and it turns into a holder for the bottle by setting the top into the bottom setting. It suggests putting in your liquid first then your mix but if making a large amount you might have to gently tap it a bit." —KC Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

    3. A super comfy tie-dye jersey loungewear set to keep you looking cute as can be while you stay home all day.


    Promising review: "Super soft, good material. If you want a looser fit then go a size up. Shorts have a tie waist to make them tighter! Love these!" —Rodney L.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.68+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven colors).

    4. A set of cool and silky pillowcases with one side designed in a state-of-the-art Japanese cooling fabric and the other side in 100% breathable cotton — basically, you'll always know which is the cool side of the pillow.


    Promising review: "Best...Pillowcases...Ever!! I run hot all the time, especially at night. This really helps to keep me cool at night. I fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. The cool side of the pillow is always your side of the pillow! I actually sometimes get cold during the night. If you wake up in the middle of the night sweating, you need to get this!" —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    5. A tube of Essence Lash Princess Mascara that'll leave you with lashes that look so damn long people will think you're wearing falsies — but you're not! And you didn't have the struggle of trying to put on fake lashes., Amazon

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    6. A 100-page blank cookbook with space for all your recipes so you can pass down all those family staples that only you seem to know how to make.

    Promising review: "We searched for three months in bookstores, upscale kitchen stores, Walmart, Amazon, literally everywhere for a big blank cookbook. All of the options were too small, too plain, too get the picture. But one day, this book just graced us in our search, and we couldn't be happier. P.S.: that's a great recipe. ;)" —Andrew Ewing

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A stainless-steel Skin Spatula that uses high-frequency vibration to clean blackheads, whiteheads, grease, and dead skin — just make sure and use it on wet skin.


    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I could not pass this one up. I have been fighting with my skin for years! After my last pregnancy, I started developing cystic acne, my skin was congested with oil, whiteheads, blackheads, you name it. All those years of desperately doing my own extractions, trying every mask, cleanser, device, my skin was left scarred and discolored — I hated the texture of my skin. I impulsively bought this and tried it the day it was delivered. I was amazed at how well it extracted all the gunk I could and couldn't see lurking under my skin. I use it every night to cleanse, then apply my serum and moisturizer. I took the first set of photos on 5/27 and still didn't love how my skin looked under makeup. I could tell it was doing something though so I stuck with it. Three days later, I woke up in shock! Took the second set of photos wearing the same makeup (but needed much less). I am finally happy with the way my skin looks and posted a selfie without a filter for the first time since I can remember! Just try it! (All photos were taken in natural light. Must've gotten some cloud cover in the last one. No filters on ANY of them! I'm still in shock!)" —Marlena H.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    8. A very handy Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set filled with so much useful information — like, cooking times and liquid ratios — so you can make your favorite Instant Pot recipes even easier than before.

    The Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set.

    Promising review: "I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the instant pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of searching the cookbook or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my I.P. for that particular product." —Olesya R

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A pretty freakin' genius headband mask that easily converts from a protective nonmedical mask that helps keep you safe to a handy headband that'll keep your hair out of your face.


    Get it from Amalfii fro $15+ (available in five colors and in adult and kids sizes).

    10. A calming and relaxing weighted blanket that comes with two duvet covers — one is a cozy fleece and the other is made of a CoolMax Microfiber technology that can help ventilate heat away from your body.


    Promising review: "This blanket is wonderful! I was always curious to try a weighted blanket but was skeptical if they actually worked. After reading reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. I am so glad I did. I was having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. After receiving this blanket, my sleep has improved dramatically and I stay asleep most of the night. I like the option of having the cooling duvet and the warmer one. I am a hot sleeper so I stick with the cool one. The only downside to the blanket is changing the duvets you have to tie countless pieces together for it to stay in place but other than that this blanket is sooo worth it!!" —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in 10 sizes and four colors).

    11. An adorable lace mini dress designed with a tie back and adjustable straps for a perfect fit.


    Promising review: "This dress is REALLY pretty in person. I like it a lot. I don't think there is any way to wear a bra with it but the material is thick enough. The back is really beautiful. You must tie it right to get it to lay flat." —Connor McKay

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 colors).

    12. A handy little in-car dip clip perfect for all the dinner parties you plan on hosting at your new favorite restaurant.,

    Promising review: "I love these!!! The part that grips on to your vent, is actually a very tough cushion that keep the weight of the Saucemote with ketchup container, from sliding down. I usually now keep one in my Jeep and a second in my purse for use when I’m in someone else’s car!" —Gillian

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.05. There's also a very handy french fry holder you might want to consider.

    13. A nourishing and moisturizing tinted lip oil so you can have that perfect pout with just a hint of color.


    Promising review: "I'm loving these tinted lip oils! They leave my lips very hydrated and add just the right amount of color without being overwhelming. All three shades are perfect for everyday wear! They're also easy to apply and don't have a scent to them, which I love." —CLAUDIA07

    Get it from Versed for $9.99 (available in three shades).

    14. A guided Self-Care Check-In book filled with research-based techniques and prompts to help you manage stress, nurture your values and goals, and take steps toward concrete change.

    Self-Care Check-In: A Guided Journal

    Promising review: "While self-care has become a buzzword these days, Self-Care Check-In is a practice. I started with the first exercise where I encountered a very rich journaling experience. The Reflection revealed my humility. Focus was simply a garden of blooming connections that I was able to name one by one in the Do exercise. GG Renee Hill’s book is a gift to the world that can spark some of the greatest conversations that you will have with yourself." —Faye

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    15. A reusable Swedish Dishcloth designed in 100% natural cellulose that absorbs up to 15 times their own weight — it's also machine-washable and dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    A person using the Swedish Dishcloth to clean lettuce.

    Promising review: "Fabulous dishcloths! Better than using a dishrag that gets mildewy and stinky instantly. Pricey, yet economic because they last and last! Throw them in the microwave damp to sanitize each night if desired, or wash in the dishwasher. Of course, they can be thrown in with your other towels regular wash as well! >>>Just don’t use any bleach or softener!<<< Love this brand the best! I’m not getting paid or compensated for this review, I just love these cloths!" —pea dee

    Get three from Amazon for $13.37+ (available in 12 prints).

    16. A gentle earwax removal aid that'll cleanse your ears using microfoam that softens earwax, making it easy to get right out.


    Promising review: "Great! Feels like a party going on in my ear with all the bubbles. Cleans out all the wax! I didn't feel too dizzy afterward either." —Carol

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    17. A super soft and lightweight bamboo pajama set so comfy you might need to get it in multiple colors — the viscose material (made from bamboo) is loose, breathable, and feels cool against the skin making it great for anyone who runs hot.


    Promising review: "I do not ever write product reviews, but I just feel the need to share with other women that sleep hot, how great these pajamas are! They are so soft and comfy! I've been sleeping great since I've been wearing these PJs. I sleep hot and usually will wake up every night with the night sweats or the overheated feeling, but I've yet to have this issue with these bamboo PJs. I seem to keep an even body temperature all night long. After sleeping in them for two nights I was convinced these are the answer to a cooler and better sleep, so I ordered more. I normally wear a size small, so I ordered a small and they fit perfectly!! I think that I'll also order these PJs with the pants, for lounging around the house. If you suffer from night sweats or overheat while you sleep, THESE BAMBOO PJ's ARE THE ANSWER!!!" —Laurie

    Get the set from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in S-4X and in a 11 colors).

    18. A foldable rope plant basket designed in a meticulously woven natural and sustainable jute spliced cotton rope that'll hold its shape when it's in use.

    The rope plant basket next to a sofa.

    Promising review: "Came just as pictured. It is a little wrinkled at first but they provide instructions on how to remedy. I do not have an iron at the moment so I actually just popped it in the dryer then filled with warm towels for a while and it plumped it out nicely." —W. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98 (available in two colors).

    19. A smooth mulberry silk eye mask complete with a gel bead insert that can be stored in the fridge and then used to give you that cooling feeling your hot sleeps need.

    The Fitglam Pure Silk Sleep Mask in pink polka dot.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. The silk fabric is very soft and smooth, the strap is adjustable and comfortable to wear. This mask blocks all the light from the TV or a tablet, and about 95% of brighter light from lamps or the sun. And the cold pack is fantastic, worn alone or when placed inside the sleep mask, it's a tremendous help for headaches and hot flashes. You can't beat it for the price." —Heather Harding

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    20. A sturdy hand-held sharpener designed to fit and sharpen not only your knives and blades but also your kitchen scissors who could probably use a little love.

    A person using the handheld sharpener to sharpen their scissors.

    Promising review: "Great for sharpening scissors. Purchased in December 2017 and it's still working great. Recommend watching Smith's video for this tool on Amazon. Very handy tool. I have four pairs of kitchen scissors I like to keep clean and sharp for food only. I have four pairs of scissors I use for gardening I like to keep sharp. Works great for all of them." —sandy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    21. A stainless-steel and dishwasher-safe jalapeno pepper corer because the spiciest part of a jalapeno are the seeds, so if you can't handle the heat best to get rid of them. (Jalapenos are too delicious not to eat.)

    A person using the jalapeno pepper corer.

    Promising review: "Love this tool. So much better and safer than using a knife." —victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    22. A flowy ruffled mini romper designed with a deep-V neckline, tie waist, and polka dot pattern you'll look so good in.

    A customer review photo of the mini romper.

    Promising review: "This romper is a crowd-stopper. I had so many compliments while wearing this, it fits comfortably as I tend to be a bit round in my midsection. The only drawback for this romper is the top part, I'm not top-heavy, so it was nearly impossible to keep it up. I secured it with a pin the middle and no one could tell the difference. Great outfit for many occasions, I choose to wear mine to a Gin Festival here in CapeTown." —Taylordtravels

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in sizes S-XL).

    23. A bottle of Glossier's Futuredew oil serum hybrid designed using nourishing oils (that don’t feel greasy) and powerful plant-based extracts to give you an instant glow that lasts up to 12 hours.


    Promising review: "I love this so much. It instantly made my skin look so dewy. the glow was very natural." —h

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    24. A pack of nonstick and reusable toaster bags designed to be heat resistant, easy to clean, and — most importantly — perfectly fit a grilled cheese sandwich that you'll be able to easily cook in your toaster.

    The toaster bag in a toaster with a sandwich inside it.

    Promising review: "I love to share a new 'gotta have' and weeellllll, THIS IS IT! When I was growing up my mother made toast by buttering the bread then toasting it in a toaster oven, we never had a pop-up toaster. So, now I really don't like toast that is cooked first then buttered after toasting, it is just not the same. Well, for some dumb reason I bought a pop-up toaster last year (I think it was to toast bagels) and I almost never use it because of UGH DRY TOAST! Since I bought it I have been trying to figure out how to put butter before cooking without making a nasty mess in the toaster — not possible. HOWEVER, 'seek and ye shall find' — I found these! OH HAPPY DAY! Such a happy girl!" —N. Babb

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A pair of adorable ballerina flats to help you get through the day on a cushioned footbed.

    A customer review photo of a person wearing the ballerina flats in leopard print.

    Promising review: "These shoes are absolutely adorable! I got my usual size 6 and they fit perfectly. No room to spare, but not uncomfortably small. Plus the slight cushion at the bottom makes them feel comfortable. These shoes are very feminine and everything I could ask for in a flat shoe. Very happy with this purchase. I can’t wait until spring and summer to rock them with dresses and shorts. I ordered another pair in black and one in multi." —Melanie_and_David

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 32 colors).

    26. A set of luxuriously soft Mellanni bed sheets that are so amazing, so comfy, so fantastic, they have over 53 THOUSAND 5-star reviews on Amazon — also I have these and they're awesome.


    Promising review: "I am a self-proclaimed sheet snob. If it wasn’t at least 600-thread count Egyptian cotton, I was not interested. But being at the age where I get hot flashes and night sweats, and have teenage children who use Proactiv, I read the many reviews and thought, 'Why not? These are inexpensive and are peroxide resistant.' Oh my word. I’m telling you I have not slept so well in my 51 years than I have on these super soft, comfortable sheets. I ended up ordering them for all of our beds. Guests comment on how nice they are and how they keep them comfy, yet cool (no more night sweats with these!) Seriously, you need to try them because they are truly THAT GOOD! I LOVE these sheets!" —MomofFour

    Get it from Amazon for $24.70+ (available in twin XL, split king, twin-California king, and in 42 colors/patterns).

    27. A copy of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi — a thought-provoking and insightful guide that helps shine a light on the different forms of racism, break down the poisonous consequences, and what work the reader can do to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

    The cover of How to Be an Antiracist.

    Promising review: "I am a white man from an affluent family. This is quite honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read. Kendi’s writing is piercingly clear, thought-provoking, and illuminating. Every white American should read this book, especially those who are troubled by racial inequality but aren’t sure what to do about it. Those with an interest in politics, philanthropy, social justice, and other topics related to building a better and more just world will benefit immensely from this book." —pn23

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    28. A sturdy one-piece steering wheel desk that fits your laptop so you can get your work done — or sit in silence and binge-watch whatever you damn well want.,

    Promising review: "As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It's nice that both sides are functional — a food tray complete with a cup holder on one side, and a smooth flat writing surface on the other. You won't have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! Also works well with small laptops or your iPad. Made of high-impact plastic, it won't melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car... virtually indestructible. I can't imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!" —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    29. A handpainted wooden box so you can keep those bathroom supplies within arm's reach — you know the ones someone might need access to when they're sitting on the throne and can't get up.

    A wooden box placed neatly on top of a toilet that reads &quot;Please Seat Yourself.&quot;

    Promising review: "Fits perfect on the back of my guest bath toilet. Great for toilet paper, Kleenex, etc." —Bon

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $33.30.

    30. A reusable net grocery bag that'll adorably double as a super cute summer tote.

    A person holding the net grocery bag filled with oranges

    Promising review: "Love these bags, just so handy. They are strong and durable. I was able to carry all my groceries out of the farmer's market without having to use plastic bags. They are eco-friendly, which I love." —Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49 (available in three colors).

    31. A pair of Rothy's new slides designed to be just as comfortable, fitting, and easy to wear as your favorite flats — they have comfy knit straps, a luxe, contoured footbed, and require zero break-in period.


    Get them from Rothy's for $115 (available in sizes 5-13).

    32. A deliciously soft Novogratz throw blanket designed in fun prints and with unique details (tassels anyone?) to help make lounging around on the sofa a little more fun.

    A pile of folded Novogratz throw blankets.

    Promising review: "I love this blanket so much that I bought four of them! I keep one in my living room and one in each bedroom. The fourth one I gave to my daughter who told me she sleeps with it every night. It's warm and soft and heavy enough to know you've got a real blanket on you and not something light as a sheet. I do suggest you not put in the dryer as that's what melts the fibers and causes a once soft blanket to become pilly and not so snuggly soft. I hang mine over my railing to air dry. I've washed them multiple times and they've held up fantastic! Overall a great blankie! Definitely my favorite!" —Baby Red

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in seven designs).

    33. A glittering and colorful BH Cosmetics Digitial Future 16 color shadow palette that'll give your makeup routine the perfect pop of color.

    BH Cosmetics

    Promising review: "First time purchasing this product and overall I am very pleased. Pigmentation is a must for me and this product meets my standards and is of great quality. The design on this palette is cute and the size makes it a great combination." —Licha G.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $6.

    34. A copy of Grandmother's Journal: Memories and Keepsakes for My Grandchild — a journal dedicated to helping preserve the memories of your family with thoughtful prompts that can be filled with old memories, details about great-grandparents, and even traditions you want to be preserved.


    Promising review: "Holy. Awesome. Book. It is very high quality, hard-cover, and contains a lot more pages than I expected. There are a lot of questions and lots of room to write stuff down, which is what I was looking for. There are not really any places for pictures, except for a pouch in the back, but that's what photo albums are for. The graphics are nice, not super baby-ish, and not really old fashioned. Text is large enough for grandmas to read, and lines are big enough for large handwriting. It starts with grandma telling about HER grandparents, then her parents, then herself throughout her life, and onto her child and finally the grandchild. It is perfect." —WyTigerLily

    Get it from Amazon for $15.06 (also available for moms, dads, and grandfathers).

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