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    Sep. 17, 2019

    28 Things You Should Probably Already Own, But Don't

    Including a clarifying shampoo, racerback sports bras that don't suck, an alarm clock loud enough to wake the dead, and more!

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    1. A one line a day journal that recognizes you *may* be too busy to jot down your entire life story on the daily. This encourages you to sum up your day with just a line or two for five years...

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    ...meaning you'll be able to compare where you are right NOW to where you were last year, on this specific date, on the dot.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.66.

    2. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo because that ten pounds of dry shampoo you used two days ago is still trapped in your roots, but have no fear! This anti-residue wash deep cleans build-up that would otherwise lead to lack of body, excessive grease, and *gulp* stringiness.

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    This non-irritating shampoo should be used once a week (using it too much may make your hair overly dry) and is gentle enough to use on any hair type, including colour-treated manes!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.99.

    3. A racerback sports bra comfy enough to wear all day, but supportive enough for gym. Who needs underwire poking into their ribcage? Not us.

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    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in seven colours).

    4. An alarm clock so loud, even the most stubborn snoozers will be forced to hop out of bed. Not only will this afford you more time to get ready every morning (bless), but snoozing = grogginess AKA this is better than a cup of coffee.

    This is battery-operated and (BONUS) doesn't make any annoying tick tick tick sounds.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99+ (available in three finishes).

    5. A waterproof adhesive that turns mending torn screens into a simple ~cut meet band-aid~ procedure. If you've got pets that love to claw at your door and make mosquito-sized holes, this will easy fix just might save your summer.

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    All you'll have to do is cut off some adhesive, place it over the hole, and you're done!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    6. A Sun Bum leave-in spray that enlists the hydrating benefits of coconut and sunflower seed oil to give hair what it needs this summer: MOISTURE. Not only will this counteract the drying effects of sun and chlorine, but it even works as a de-tangler to help your brush glide right through each strand.

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    This spray is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and colour-safe.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.24.

    7. A drawer organizer designed to let you stack your silverware, because kitchen real estate is not something we have a lot of. This helps your maximize every single inch of space and keeps your forks looking sleek and organized.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    8. A mini waffle maker that turns food into a cute, Instagrammable piece of art. If you're looking for motivation to wake up early and make yourself a hearty breakfast, this countertop-friendly tool is 👏 here 👏 for 👏 you 👏.

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    This waffle maker heats up super quickly, is designed with non-stick pans, and is fairly no-frills: just plug it in, pour in some batter, and wait for the light to turn green. Your waffles are now ready and you basically did nothing. Plus, it comes with a neat little recipe book!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    9. A microfibre dusting glove so you can pick up all that lint, dust, and grossness that's accumulated in hard-to-reach places like, gee, the top of your armoire that has not been dusted since 2001.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99 (or just get the microfibre cloth for $9.99).

    10. A lid holder that will *gasp* keep your cupboard clutter to a minimum. Say goodbye to floods of plastic falling on top of your head whenever you go to reach for the peanut butter. I'd say you'll miss it, but you won't.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.09+ (available in medium and large).

    11. A Schick dermaplaning razor sent from heaven for people who are done with the pains of plucking and the expense of waxing. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz, all while ridding your complexion of dead skin.


    And don't panic! This tool is super gentle, so you don't have to worry about accidental nicks and scrapes.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $5.99.

    12. An iPhone case designed with a handy dandy wallet, meaning you can keep your two most valuable possessions (your debit card and your cell) on hand at all times. Purses? What a thing of the past.


    This case fits iPhone 7 plus and iPhone 8 plus.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.61 (available in three colours).

    13. Hanger organizers because you'll have a walk-in closet someday, but for now? We're going to have to settle with these genius space-savers that make use of vertical closet real estate.

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    These hangers can hold up to 30lbs of weight, meaning you can use them to hang anything from band tees to winter coats.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $23.50.

    14. Tend Skin solution because ingrown hairs and razor bumps are truly the pits. Just spread this lotion onto whichever body part you plan on waxing/shaving (and yes, it's safe to use on the bikini area...I know that's the question haunting your pretty little mind) and POOF! All skin irritation and bumps will vanish.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.46.

    15. A magnetic strip to save your expensive prescription lenses and frames from a horrible fate. This nifty gadget keeps lenses securely in place, preventing them from falling/getting scratched/breaking (your heart).


    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.50.

    16. A rechargeable portable blender great for anyone who is perpetually late and trying to eat on-the-go. Dump in some of your favorite ingredients on your way out the door, press the blend button while you're walking to your car, and BAM! You've got yourself a smoothie.

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    This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99 (available in three colours).

    17. A stackable, four-piece jewelry display to proudly show off your many necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and watches. No more "OMG, I completely forgot I had that..." moments OR gargantuan tangles you'll never be able to undo. Plus, you can fit these in any drawer.

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    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $33.99.

    18. A Takeya cold brew maker with an airtight lid and stainless steel filter that will keep your coffee fresh for up to two weeks. "No more paying unreasonably high prices for your favorite cup of Joe," I'll say to my reflection in the mirror, heart jittering as I sip my 15th cup of cold brew for the day.

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    Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on this Takeya cold brew maker.

    19. A countertop organizer for the most beloved (but also most impossible to store) makeup product: your palettes. This can easily fit up to nine of your favorite shadows and bronzers, making them easy to grab, use, and put right back. Organization! It's possible!

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    If palettes aren't your thing, you can also use this to store notebooks or other office supplies that you want within arm's reach.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.42.

    20. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey you’ll never leave home without. This all-natural honey, chili pepper, and vinegar mixture add the perfect touch of spicy and sweet to any meal. Thought pizza was already perfect? Add some of this on a slice and prepare for your taste buds to explode.

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    This paleo-friendly, gluten-free condiment is truly the cherry on top of any meal.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review on Mike's Hot Honey.

    21. A magnetic rack perfect for storing spices, condiments, sauces, and whatever other cooking supplies you find yourself constantly reaching for. Other than the takeout menu, of course.

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    This easily attached to any magnetic surface, and yes — the magnet is super strong. It won't fall off under the weight of your paprika bottles.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99 (available in black and white).

    22. An alcohol-free Thayers toner that (thanks to an effective blend of rose petal, witch hazel, and aloe) is truly a skincare jack of all trades: It can reduce redness, tighten pores, and control excess oil. There's a reason it's a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon Canada. / Via @thayersnatural

    Witch hazel also works to ~sanitize~ your skin and prevent breakouts!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.05.

    23. A compact organizer to keep your earl grey and lemon ginger packets separate from one another. And while this may seem like a ~steep~ investment, think of all the headaches you'll save with an organized tea collection. Have you thought about it? I told you it was worth it.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.74.

    24. Ice pop molds so that you can make your own delicious, nutritious, and refreshing homemade treats. Just fill these with your favorite ingredients, stick 'em in the freezer, and enjoy. Consider your sweet tooth satisfied.

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    These also come with a built-in drip tray, meaning that if your ice pop starts to melt? It'll melt directly into the drip tray AKA it WON'T result in sticky hands.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.90.

    25. A lightweight matte lip colour that is a) long-wearing, b) non-drying, and c) infused with a subtle vanilla mint flavor. And while I'm not saying that this tube of makeup is edible ('s not), I can assure you that lip biters around the world are currently jumping for joy.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.62 (available in eight colours).

    26. Some magnetic converters that will make struggling with your lobster clasps a thing of ancient history. This lets you throw on your go-to jewelry without having to struggle for ten minutes in front of a mirror!

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    Get a set of eight clasp converters from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    27. A mini skillet perfect for cooking (and cleaning up after) a party of one. This is large enough to make your favorite meal, but small enough to easily store away and it won't take up your entire sink when you don't feel like washing it right away.


    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.88+ (available in ten sizes).

    28. And lastly, silicone travel mat that is heat-resistant up to 450°F and prevents you from ruining expensive things (like, gee, furniture). Feel free to wrap this around a hot tool before it's completely cooled down, with peace of mind that you won't burn anything in your suitcase.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.77 (available in two colours).

    Me @ the alarm clock (#4) that might just get me to work on time: