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    29 Things To Have If You Wanna Look, Smell, And Feel Like A Grownup

    Expect to find home, closet, and wellness goodies to get you out of your Kidulthood phase.

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    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. Mink oil to spruce up and condition your leather things that are in the heavy rotation. This'll erase scuffs and any evidence of ~playtime~ antics found on your favorite pair of booties.,

    Most reviewers used it for their footwear but it's also meant to fancy up your leather boots, shoes, purses, jackets, hats, baseball gloves, saddles, and more.

    Promising review: "I’ve had these Dr. Martens for 23 years. Yes. 23 years. I got them as a birthday gift for my 13th birthday. And if anyone knows anything about the '90s, paying $95 for a pair of shoes was huge. My mother practically threatened my life and told me that if anything happened to these shoes I wouldn’t live to the next year. So, of course, I kept them. I kept them through moves through colleges and throughout adulthood. In January, I wore them on a girls' trip to Scotland and realized how beat up they were. About two weeks ago, I saw a BuzzFeed article about this product so I thought why not and I used it. The shoes look like they did on the day that I got them. This product has restored 23-year-old Dr. Martens to look like new." —Lula Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a pack of three).

    2. A tube of Glossier boy brow for your fluffiest, fullest brows. With just a couple swipes, this formula holds unruly hairs in place for a more put-together look — and it fills in the gaps that were over-tweezed in your teens.


    Promising review: "This is my favorite eyebrow gel ever! It really fluffs up your eyebrows and gives them a nice tint! If I want to go for a more natural look I can use this without having to fill in my eyebrows! Definitely one of the best brow gels out there!" —Jocelin

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    3. CND cuticle oil to put an end to your nail-biting tendencies once and for all. With ingredients like almond and jojoba oil, your fingernails + the skin around them will feel conditioned and less brittle.

    Reviewer showing before and after of much stronger nails

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years and I tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it, so I read the reviews. One of the comments said to just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month of religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again!"—Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).

    4. Classic stud earrings that will instantly make any and every outfit look a lot more polished — even if you decide to pair them with your two-day sweats.

    They're made of hypoallergenic sterling silver and are nickel-free so yay for people with sensitive skin who still want some blingy jewelry.

    Promising review: "GORGEOUS! The earrings shine so elegantly in the light and are so beautiful! They came on time with a nice black box. I bought the 0.9-carat size because I prefer smaller earrings. These are a perfect size since they're not too gaudy but still big enough to see their brilliance. I've always wanted diamond earrings but could never bring myself to spend that much money on rocks. I'm too thrifty for that LOL. I'm very impressed with the quality. They look like real diamonds! Could have fooled me. Update: I've been wearing these earrings nonstop for the past five days. I've showered with them and slept with them. I haven't taken them out. The stones aren't loose at all! These are very durable earrings! They haven't lost any sparkle either. My ears are also very sensitive and I haven't had a problem." —Arabella

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99 (available with a 30-day money-back guarantee).

    5. A fan-favorite stain removing spray – it defeats every ~eventuality~ and works on anything from vino to coffee stains (and even accidents from your furry friends!). So your OOTD will still be worthy of an Insta.

    Before/after shot of wine stain on a towel

    Promising review: "This is a great red wine remover but that’s not why I bought it. This is a great STAIN REMOVER! Don’t limit its use to red wine — this is great for spot removal, oil stain remover, blood removal, dog stains, kid stains etc. Use this and it will sell itself. 100% it works!" —estee a zeigler

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.75.

    Check out other "14 Stain Removal Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them" to avoid future freak-outs!

    6. An esteem-boosting welcome mat because it's finally time to enter your home with shoes that aren't carrying remnants of the outside world with them.

    Reviewer standing above the "You Look Good" doormat

    Promising review: "My wife and I have an incredible sense of humor. We also like to let people know when they look good. When we saw this doormat, we just HAD to have it. It's the first doormat for our new home and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The mat is heavy and super durable. We have had it now for about three months and it's hanging in strong!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $26.99.

    7. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools so you can carefully take care of unwanted peach fuzz + keep your eyebrows lookin' on fleek. The blades are designed with built-in guards that won't hurt your skin, plus they come with an extra attachment for salon-precise eyebrow shaping.


    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple of days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a three-pack and nine-pack).

    8. A compact marble desk with trendy hair pin legs to give that bare corner of your living room (that's filled with a pile of books and knickknacks) an upgrade. Use this as a workspace or vanity table and proceed to be in jaw-dropping awe of the transformation you just gave your home.

    Reviewer using the marble table as a sewing machine table

    The desk requires minimal assembly since all you have to do is add the legs.

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS DESK!!! It exceeded my expectations. I needed a work area in my studio apartment and this desk added an upscale and classic flair to my space. It didn’t arrive damaged as other reviewers have said theirs did. The assembly took me less than 15 minutes. I am SO happy and recommend it to anyone. The shipping took longer than I wanted but that’s a testament to being spoiled by two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. It did arrive within the time frame they gave me. LOVE IT. It's not too big and not bulky. Perfect." —Desaree

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $124.63 (available with free shipping).

    9. Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Waterproof Boots, aka the rain shoes your skinny jeans and dresses have been calling out for. You'll finally be able to stylishly trudge through weather that is best described as soaking all without foregoing your chic, spring-ready outfit.


    New boots, who dis?

    Promising review: "I literally wear them everywhere I go. It’s like, what was I doing before I owned these???? I wear socks with them and I honestly find them so comfortable. I’m ordering in more colors because they’re just so perfect." —YGC!1

    Get them from Nordstrom for $64.95 (available in sizes 7-10; three colors).

    10. The NYX Concealer Color Correcting Palette so you can Ctrl + Z literally ANY kind of discoloration. Think: creamy concealers that'll disguise any evidence of your Zoom happy hour with friends that went well beyond midnight.

    The palette with yellow, green, purple, peach, pink, and brown color correctors
    Instagram / NYX Cosmetics / Via

    The palette features six shades which are light and medium (to camouflage spots that aren't too dark), yellow and peach (to conceal dullness and dark circles), green (to cover redness), and purple and pink (to brighten). The concealers have a creamy, hydrating formula. Apply the color that will conceal the spot that you want to cover and then put your foundation on top of it as usual. NO, you won't have a purple spot or green spot of concealer sitting on your face. Once you apply your foundation, it won't be detectable at all. Happy blending! BTW, NYX is cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I've always used concealers that match the color foundation I use. I decided to try the different color concealers and I'll stick with these. They cover the dark circles and redness with perfection." —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (also available three additional correcting versions).

    11. An elegant monokini with gorge vacay details, see: ruching, mesh insert, and a halter neckline. Because even if you're not going anywhere tropical anytime soon, this purchase will inspire and the set the tone for future trips. Add this to cart and watch your mood immediately receive a boost.,

    Promising review: "Loved it, wish had more boob support too but it could have been much worse! It was tight enough to give some support, quality material, and covered in all the right places. Very satisfied!! Much better quality and fit than more expensive suits that I've bought at popular brick and mortar retail stores!!" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–22 Plus and 40 colors).

    12. House slippers because now that you're a grownup, you're realizing cold wooden floors and bone-chilling tiles are not fun to traipse around on sans footwear. Indoor shoes like these will feel like butter and definitely bring the adult vibes, but hey, at least your feetsies will be comfy + toasty.,

    Keep cozy and keep the floors clean with these machine-washable slippers that are designed to give your feet the ultimate plush experience with memory-foam insoles and rubber outer soles.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these slippers! Not only are they super comfortable and super cute, but they are also really durable. I tend to destroy slippers, as I wear them every minute I’m at home and have a bad habit of stepping outside in them, too. The bottoms get all torn up in a fairly short amount of time and I have to throw them away. I’ve had this pair for around two months and they still look brand new which is no small feat for me. They are nearly as thick and sturdy as a regular pair of shoes — more so than some, actually. They’re very supportive and feel wonderful on your feet. Seriously, look no further for a great pair of slippers!" —Jessica K.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.69+ (available in sizes 5-12 and four colors).

    13. Miracle-Gro food spikes that'll provide some added reassurance in the form of fertilizer, which ensures your potted plant child will live a long and happy life. Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry green guys and watch them flourish!

    Promising review: "These can make even the blackest thumb gardener look like they know what they're doing. I was given a plant from a neighbor and I subsequently almost killed it. I do not own plants. Every plant I've ever owned died, so I reserved myself to everything plastic, but since I've found these there is a slight glimmer of hope. I put these in the soil of the gifted plant and it brought the plant back to life. I thought it was a lost cause, most of the leaves were brown and dead but it's now growing new leaves and making a comeback. My neighbor recently saw the plant and was so happy it was still alive and thriving, I didn't have the heart to tell her it was almost thrown in the garbage, but since buying and using these I might just take the plunge and buy more live plants." —LexCat

    Get it from Amazon for $2.95 (for a pack of 24 spikes).

    14. A razor to do one of your least favorite tasks. If you so choose to remove stubble and need to re-up on a sharp blade, this bathroom beauty will look a showpiece on your shower wall! It provides five blades cushioned within skin guards that'll make irritation a problem we're tossing out with our old blunt shaver.

    Athena Club

    And this comes with a magnetic holder for easy storage!

    Promising review: "Just buy it! This is the best razor I have ever used. I have very sensitive skin. Razors are usually agitating to my skin during use with added sensitivity after shaving. This was the closest most comfortable shave. I have not had any agitation or discomforts. My skin feels amazing. There is also the added benefit of how nice the razor looks." —Taryn S.

    Get it from Athena Club for $9 (available in six colors).

    15. A storage bed that'll a) finally help you get those eight hours of sleep most adults say they need, and b) take care of your overrun closet that's virtually impossible to close. Organization + restful sleep? I think that's what they call #growth.

    The black bed with drawers underneath

    Promising review: "The bed was easy to put together. I needed help moving the box but once opened, one person can do this. I bought the bed for the look and the storage. The four drawers really do work very well and roll out for easy access. They also hold a lot — much more than I expected. You really do not see the drawers. I bought a pillowtop mattress to go with this, as I wanted a higher bed. Another unexpected plus is that I can use my king-size sheets; they just tuck under the mattress. I'm very pleased with this bed." —Ellen

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $263.84+ (available in three colors and sizes twin to king).

    16. Porter bowls for chic alternatives to replace carrying your lunch around in mismatched Tupperware and grade-school looking lunchboxes.


    Aside from these bowls being gorg, they're also airtight, and dishwasher- and microwave-safe so you can tote your food without fear of it spilling. Peep what BuzzFeed writer Rachel Dunkel thinks of these bowls:

    "I use my Porter Bowl basically every time I bring my lunch to work. The lid vacuum seals tightly, and I've never had a problem with leaks. It's both microwavable and dishwasher-safe which is obviously a huge win in my book. And it just feels nice to eat lunch out of a real piece of dishware, rather than flimsy plastic. I have the ceramic version and haven't had any problems with scratching. It's rubber coated, so it's easy to travel with and doesn't slide around. I would personally like more as gifts, please!"

    Get them from Amazon for $21.30+ (available in ceramic or plastic and in 10 colors).

    17. A mid century-esque accent chair to tastefully add a pop of color to your living space. The comfy and elegant velvet details will perfectly complement your new adulting mindset — and some reviewers are using it as a stylish way to add some pizazz to their workspace.,

    Promising review: "I got the pink chair. It is exactly like the site images. It is so comfortable and looks expensive! I was looking into buying a similar chair from a retail store that is three times more expensive but this one is such a great value and high quality." —M. Zacarias

    Get it from Amazon for $101.99 or two for $189.99 (available in six colors).

    18. A Tory Burch perfume mini duo so you can finally stop borrowing your mom's fragrances. This eau de toilette set comes with une floral and une bergamot scent — both of which are not overwhelming but sweet enough to match the sunny spring weather we're yearning after.

    The pink and clear perfume bottles

    There are two scents: The signature Tory Burch scent which smells like peonies and the Bel Azur which smells like bergamot and neroli.

    Promising review: "Surprisingly nice. The two layer nicely with a base linger of vanilla. Longevity could be better — but good to daub on hair, even underwear, maybe. Clean and definitely NOT great auntie’s lilac water." —LaureNeu

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    19. e.l.f. Cosmetics blush palette for a soft and subtle touch of glam when you're in a pinch. You'll be reaching for this long-lasting formula when you have to take care of grownup things, like attending back-to-back work video calls that you totally forgot about.

    elf, BuzzFeed / Marquaysa Battle

    Also: The brand is cruelty-free! Yay! Here's what one BuzzFeed staffer has to say about this palette:

    "I use it on my eyes and cheeks for a subtle yet natural-looking look. This will forever be my go-to blush palette." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from e.l.f. for $8 (available in two color combos).

    20. A pet hair removal roller so you can finally sit on your couch in your all-black outfit without looking like you're trying to coordinate with your dog's furry coat. Sayonara to the days of incessantly attacking yourself from head to toe with the lint roller.,

    It'll also remove lint and dander. Plus, it'll be easy to clean since the roller traps the particles in a compartment that you can open up and dump out. The reusability makes it pretty ideal and you won't have to worry about running out of stickies as you would with a traditional lint roller.

    Promising review: "I have searched and searched for a pet hair remover for my furniture that actually works — this is it. It removes all the hair quickly and fully and self cleans. It is so much easier than the disposable rollers — not to mention cheaper and more environmentally friendly. I have ditched those altogether. I’m buying two more for other rooms in my house. Amazing success!!!" —Sophia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. Olive and June's universal nail polish bottle handle to ensure at-home mani's look professional as heck. (It's especially effective at steadying the application when you're using your weaker hand!)

    Olive and June

    It's called the Poppy since it can be popped on any polish and provides a comfy grip to make applying strokes easy and steady.

    Promising review: "I love doing my own manicures but had to stop due to issues with mobility in my hands and fingers making it too difficult to hold onto the brushes. This little Poppy lets me get a good grip. So I can do my mains the exact way I like them!" —Melissa D.

    Get it from Olive and June for $16.

    22. A desk pad that'll optimize your WFH spot in a way that might make you feel more productive — it even comes in a ton of fab hues that can be flip and reversed, so you never get bored of the same old same old. This'll protect your desk, and the material is comfy enough to rest your arms and elbows on., Amazon

    One reviewer used the desk pad as a mat for a makeup vanity which is SUPER smart since it can prevent beauty products from staining lighter surfaces.

    Promising review: "This is a super simple but elegant addition to my desk. I purchased the pink one and it contrasts nicely with my dark espresso wooden desk. The mouse moves easy and steady on the surface and has made it much easier to write on my desk. Since the desk is wooden, it's collected small imperfections over the years, making writing on the desk sometimes difficult. I would definitely recommend for new or old desks. New to prevent nicks and dents, and for the old ones to cover them up. 🙂" —Deleah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and fifteen colors).

    23. A hair-finishing stick to take care of unruly flyways that refuse to cooperate no matter how many bobby pins you've stuck between your strands. It looks like a regular ol' tube of mascara, so you'll remember to keep it with your other touch-up essentials.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch your fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible." —Adriana

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    24. And a 24-hour edge tamer that lays your hairline without any leftover residue. It works on several textures like Brazilian, virgin, or natural hair — plus it's made with hair-loving ingredients like argan oil which retains your texture's natural moisture.,

    Psst! You don't HAVE to lay your edges because your hair is gorgeous either way but if you ever want to, this is designed to make sure you do so in a gentle, damage-free fashion.

    Promising Review: "Hands-down the best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day. No flakes and nongreasy. And this one is not even the strongest on the line." —Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon from $7.50 (available in two sizes).

    25. Faux pearl hair clips to fancy up any down or updo instantly. Plus, donning these accessories will add a little regal-inspired flare to show you may or may not have spent the first month of the year bingeing Bridgerton.


    Promising review: "OK, so I'm really digging this trend as of right now so I decided to get these because boutiques are selling them for $30 and these are $8. So, like, no-brainer, am I right?? I love them. I feel confident that they aren't going to break every time I put them in as the pearls are woven together. I've worn them a couple of times now and love them. It's the easiest way to cover up the desperate need to wash your hair or make it look like you've actually tried." —Taylor Green

    Get them from Amazon for $6.33 (available in a pack of four).

    26. A eucalyptus bundle you can hang from your shower head to create a dreamy, Pinterest-worthy aesthetic that will also transform your showertime into a deeply relaxing spa experience. I'm feeling more adult just thinking about it...

    The bundle of eucalyptus hanging from a shower
    Botanica Fleur / Etsy

    The steam from the shower releases heavenly aromas of fresh eucalyptus which opens up sinuses and fuels relaxation.

    The bundle is handmade and shipped fresh from the small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They recommend replacing once a month for the best results.

    Promising review: "Amazing! My shower smells exactly like the showers at the blue lagoon in Iceland now, and the presentation is so cute. This is such a great detail to make your bathroom feel like a spa, and it arrived perfectly intact. Love it!" —valerieannrn

    Get it from BotanicaFleur on Etsy for $8+ (available in four sizes).

    27. A Chi automatic curling iron to give you ~swoon-worthy~ curls in mere minutes. Once you insert your chosen strands, this ingenious tool automatically wraps it around the heated rod — and by some kind of wizardry, it'll reveal a perfectly set curl.

    The barrel is designed to protect your fingers from getting burned so you enjoy an ouchless curling sesh. It also has an auto-shutoff feature and even a feature that pauses the iron if you put too much hair into the chamber to curl at once.

    Promising review: "Love it!! I have fine textured hair — very straight hair. I have trouble not only curling it, but keeping it curled. For example, the other day I left rollers in my hair for 45 minutes and got a minor wave that fell out in 10 minutes. This tool is easy and fast to use, adds shine, and the curl stays." —Alexandria

    Get it from Amazon for $77.43 (available in three colors).

    28. Plant-based, refillable deodorant so you can switch up the aluminum-filled antiperspirant you've been wearing since tenth grade — because this is the future of great-smelling underarms. With this, you can pick your colorful case, your choice of fresh scents, and your plan.

    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed, Myro / Via

    You can select your plan based on whether you want a one-time purchase or regular refill plan. Myro deodorants are cruelty-free but there's so much more to it than that. They're also aluminum-, paraben-, phthalate- and talc-free. Plus, they don't use baking soda, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances which are known to be skin irritants. Here's what one BuzzFeeder has to say about it:

    "Tbh, I wasn't looking for environmentally friendly deodorant although I swear I love Mother Earth. My go-to fragrance-free deodorant was discontinued so I just desperately needed one that wouldn't irritate my sensitive underarm skin and would keep me smelling fresh. All the other natural deodorants I tried DEFINITELY DID NOT KEEP ME FRESH 🙅🏿‍♀️. I had to re-up several times throughout the day just to avoid a sweaty smell which wasn't my norm and made me feel self-conscious. Finally, I stumbled upon the Myro deodorant and figured I'd just try it since I tried everything else (Native, Tom's, Almay, you name it). I was skeptical because it smelled so good and my severely sensitive skin typically doesn't play nice with scents. I guess since the product is truly natural, that's why it didn't irritate me. Fair warning: I peeped that the deodorant has low ratings on like two sites but it appears that the Myro brand listened to the people, as its website notes that it's upgraded the formula. I've been using it for about three weeks. I apply it once daily and don't have to break my schedule to re-up, haven't had any itchy patches develop under my arms, and FINALLY get to enjoy a great scented product again, which I haven't been able to do in years. BTW, the scent I have is the Chill Wave which smells like cucumber, jasmine, and spearmint 👃🏾❤️." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get the actual deodorant from Myro for $15 (available in seven scents) and the case for FREE (refill for $10 (available in seven colors). Personalize your case for $6 more.

    29. Espadrille platform sandals to reward your adulting toes with cloud-like comfort in the form of gorge spring-ready shoes. For the days when you want some height without feeling like you're wearing stilts, these babies will look great with any and every pair of bottoms in your closet.,

    Promising review: "I wear an 8 but ordered a half-size down because of suggestions from other customers. The 7.5 I ordered fits lovely! They are nice and snug and comfortable on my flat feet! I ordered three different pairs." —Alexis Becks

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 70!!! color/style combinations).

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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