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    Mar. 1, 2020

    Just 15 Probably Life-Changing Things You Should Try In March

    Because we tried them for you in February!

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    1. A spinning makeup brush cleaner that'll quickly swirl your dirty brushes in soapy water, then spin them completely dry within 30 seconds. Your skin doesn't appreciate dirty, germy brushes, so now you have no excuse not to wash them!

    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    "I'm know I'm not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. It takes forever, and even once I'm done cleaning them, I still have to let them dry overnight. But this spinning makeup brush cleaner has totally changed the game. It uses a battery-operated spinner to swish the dirty brush in soapy water (I just used liquid soap, but you can also use special makeup brush shampoo), and then you just lift the brush out of the water and keep it spining for a few seconds — voilà! Within 30 seconds, the brush is totally clean and — more importantly — totally dry.

    The spinner works with almost any size of makeup brush (it comes with several sizes of holders, so you can use whichever one fits best), though I will say that if you have any double-ended makeup brushes, they probably won't work with this system. That being said, with this spinning cleaner, I cleaned and dried all of my makeup brushes in under ten minutes. Now I'll actually clean them on the regular." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.98. You'll also need some AAA batteries — get a 12-pack from Amazon Canada for $16.64.

    2. A bottle of Drops of Youth Liquid Face Peel from The Body Shop that'll gently exfoliate the skin on your face without irritating it — and you can actually see it working!

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I try to exfoliate my skin a couple times a week and this peel is the easiest and gentlest way to do it. I just rub it onto my skin in circular motions and watch as it lifts all the dead skin from my face. It takes less than a minute to work and my skin feels so smooth afterwards. It’s kind of gross and also really satisfying to watch. I've been using it for a couple years now and it's completely changed the texture of my skin. I also love using it on other parts of my body like my hands and my feet that tend to get a bit drier, especially during the winter months." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.

    3. A pair of waterproof ankle boots that are as adorable as they are functional — they'll make enduring Canadian winters just a little more bearable.

    Liza Hicks/BuzzFeed

    "These boots were made for walking — especially if you live in Canada and you're walking through snow and slush. I was unsure what to expect with these boots, because I’d never purchased shoes off Amazon before. To my delight, I’ve become obsessed with them! These boots are now a staple in my wardrobe. They are lightweight, waterproof, and super comfy. They’re also black, so they can match pretty much any outfit. They aren’t super insulated, but I usually just wear a thick pair of socks if I know it’s going to be cold out, and I'm fine. But the best thing about them is their super affordable price tag." —Liza Hicks

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $19.75+ (available in nine colours/styles and in women's sizes 4.5-12).

    4. The High Performance planner, a serious planner that'll not only keep track of your appointments and to-do lists, but also keep track of how you're feeling, what your goals are, how productive you are, and tons of other valuable metrics.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    "I live in a state of organized chaos, and most of the time it suits me well. Unfortunately, I’m getting older, and busier, and, honestly, pretty forgetful. While my trusty Google calendar has gotten me through to this point, I thought it might be time for an upgrade. Insert: my High Performance Planner.

    This thing is not messing around. Every page offers a comprehensive breakdown of the day (divided into half-hour increments), space to write your goals, end of day reflections, and notes. It also has weekly calendars and pages where you can grade your progress from week to week and month to month. Since starting to use it, I know when everything is happening, when things are due, and am actually a lot more punctual. I also can see trends in my mindset and know what I need to work on (be that mental health, productivity, work, relationships with friends and family, etc.).

    I will say it's larger than expected (about the size of a standard school binder), but that makes it easier to fill out without running out of room or writing in ant-sized letters. If you want to get organized and are looking for something that covers a bit more ground than an online calendar, classic agenda, or bullet journal, this planner may be worth giving a shot." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.13.

    5. Some Physician's Formula Rosé All Day Petal Glow highlighter, which will give you a natural (but gorgeous!) glow, and it'll last all dang day. No need for touch-ups!

    @physiciansformula / Instagram / Via instagram.com, Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "I wouldn't call myself a makeup aficionado. In fact, my routine is minimal at best. But one thing I never, ever skip is my highlighter — and this is the glowiest and loveliest of them all. I was first attracted to the cute packaging and rose-shaped pressing, but the formula is a total DREAM, too! Not only does it apply super easily, but it blends well and stays put all day long, completely eliminating the need for touch-ups.

    This highlighter is infused with skin-loving kakadu plum and rose oil, so it feels ultra luxe and light on my face, which is a huge bonus. It's also an astonishingly good dupe for Cover FX's Custom Enhancer Drops (and at a fraction of the price). And the powdery, delicate tea rose scent makes me feel like I'm applying some sort of magic elixir to my face. Plus, peep that soft, natural glow!" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.33. Additional shades available here.

    6. A pack of coral felt board letters you can use to display whatever message you want, whether you're feeling inspiration, grumpy, or just plain silly.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I love customizing my felt board, but I was getting really bored of the white letters I was using. I decided to change them up with these fun coral letters, and I'm so happy I did. They're a bit bigger than my other letters but they still fit really well on my board. I also really like that they add a nice pop of colour to my otherwise monotone felt board. The pack comes with 188 characters, including symbols and punctuation." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.88.

    7. A cute little finger skateboard, complete with finger-sized, high-top sneakers, so you can pop the sickest ollies from the comfort of your desk.

    Sarah Aspler/BuzzFeed

    "I’ll be the first to admit that this is by far the stupidest thing I’ve ever ordered online, but do I have any regrets? Nope! I had a fingerboard when I was a kid and when I saw this on Amazon Canada at midnight, my primitive brain told me to smash that 'add to cart' button. Unlike the fingerboard I used to have, this one came with MINIATURE SKATE SHOES. I let out a high-pitched scream when I opened the package. They are hilarious and I was honestly surprised with the quality of them. Just look at those laces and stitching! It also came with mouse-sized tools to assemble it — so if you think about it, it’s not just a fingerboard, it’s a hardcore craft. You also don’t get to pick the colour of the sneakers it comes with, which in my opinion, gives me the exact amount of uncertainty I am comfortable with in my life.

    There are some people out there who are seriously good at maneuvering and doing legit tricks on these tiny boards, but for me, I just keep it on my desk as a little fidget toy thing to play with while working. Most of my coworkers were also delighted by it and I proudly walked around the office showing each and every one of them. It was $22, but for some reason, worth every penny? I know, I’m also confused. It makes zero sense. But if you have a gift card or just don’t know what to get someone for a gift, this will for sure be a wild and weird surprise. See ya later, skaters!" —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    8. A bottle of Schwarzkopf Osis+ Session Label Powder Cloud that won't weigh down your carefully-styled hair, but it'll still provide enough hold to keep that hair in style for most of the day.

    Kyle Richmond/BuzzFeed

    "I don't love wearing hair products — they usually make my hair either gummy, or it's so light that by the time I get to work, my hair is flat as though I haven't done anything to it. Then I was at the barber and they used this stuff on it: Schwarzkopf Osis+ Session Label Powder Cloud. It's literally a powder that sprays onto your hair and gives it some crazy long hold. It doesn't make my hair gummy and feels light as air, but it also holds for a long time. It's also pretty inexpensive, especially for something salon-grade." —Kyle Richmond

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.46.

    9. A set of six colourful knives that'll brighten up your kitchen and help you actually know which knife should be used for which task.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    "Nothing makes me want to cut up some vegetables for dinner more than a set of a rainbow knives! I love using these because the pop of colour totally adds to the joy of chopping and cooking. Prior to purchasing this set, I’ve always had a mismatched assortment of cutting tools. This was perfect for me because every type of knife was already included, like a slicing knife or a bread knife. Plus there is also a matching blade guard for each one. The colours in add way more fun to my kitchen." —Liza Hicks

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.91.

    10. A bottle of Secret Aardvark habanero hot sauce, which is just the right amount of heat without being overpowering.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    "I love hot sauce. Like I am full-blown obsessed with it. I put it on tacos, I put it on pizza, heck, I’ve even gotten to the point where I put it on a plain, untoasted tortilla and call it a snack. I’ve tried all the classics (Sriracha, Cholula, Tobasco) as well as my fair share of niche, artisanal hot sauces, and I must say, Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce is one of my absolute faves. I was introduced to it by Hot Ones on YouTube, and then saw how bonkers high its reviews were on Amazon Canada, making it an essential addition to my cart. It’s not crazy hot (5,000 on the Scoville scale, if that means anything to you) and has a fair bit of tomato, making it a great partner for pico de gallo." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.58.

    11. A flexible silicone ring that's super comfy, totally waterproof, and easily stackable, so you can wear several at once for an even cooler look.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I don't wear rings very often, because I have a hard time finding ones that fit (my ring size is 11) — and I always seem to lose or ruin the jewelry I do get. But Enso Rings sent me a small collection to try out, and I haven't taken them off since I got them. The flexible silicone makes them super comfortable to wear, and they're completely waterproof. I don't have to worry about taking them off when I wash my hands or getting those annoying green stain on my fingers like I do when I wear costume jewelry. They also come in a variety of different colours, textures, finishes, and sizes, so I can create a customized look every time. I'm currently obsessed with the braided rings, because they look amazing, especially when I stack them together. I may never wear costume jewelry again." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99+ (available in 14 colours and ring sizes 3-12).

    12. A container of beard styling balm that'll condition your facial hair, soothe the skin underneath, and prevent annoying ingrown hairs. We love a good beard🧔.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "If you have a beard (or just know someone who does), then this 6ix Man Power Balm is about to become your most reached-for product. Using a combination of prickly pear, shea, argan, and castor oils, it tames and conditions unruly facial hair, plus, it takes care of the skin underneath. Say good-bye to annoying things like ingrown hairs and dry patches! You can also use a beard brush to help evenly distribute the product.

    And even if your beard is in its infancy, don't think this isn't for you. It takes the annoying itch out of those first few weeks of growing it out, and you'll notice it comes in glossy and soft. If that wasn't enough, I also love using this orange blossom-scented balm as a flyaway-tamer. The thick formula makes it really easy to dose out (so you don't end up with greasy strands right after a wash), and the ingredients work just as well to condition the hair on your head as they do on your face. If you, like me, sneak a few uses of your partner's products, make sure they're using this one." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.50.

    13. A soft, but durable dog ball that'll let you and your sweet doggo play fetch inside, without causing a ton of noise or damage to the floors — plus, you won't keep losing it underneath the couch.

    Sarah Aspler/BuzzFeed

    "I have a dog who is absolutely obsessed with playing fetch. She loves going to the beach and park — but when it’s icy and snowy outside, we can’t stay outside for too long. So I began to play fetch with her inside, which was... not the best idea. Her ball kept knocking stuff over, hitting the walls, and bouncing down the hallways. And I’m sure my downstairs neighbours weren’t pleased, either.

    I was talking with someone at the dog park about it and she kept raving about the ChuckIt! indoor ball so I decided to try it out. It’s perfect! We can play fetch inside without worrying about knocking over everything on the coffee table. It’s super light, colourful, and honestly has lasted way longer than I expected it to. But the best part? This ball is BIG, and unlike her other tennis balls, it can’t roll under furniture. If you’re a dog owner, you know how annoying it is to keep having to get on all fours and find their ball after it disappears under the bed or TV stand. It quickly became my dog's favourite ball, and now she carries it around everywhere." —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    14. A calming body wash infused with cucumber, seaweed, and green tea to help detox your skin, without leaving behind any residue or overpowering scents.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "I know what you're thinking — how great can soap really be? Well, let me tell you: PRETTY👏🏻FRICKIN'👏🏻GREAT👏🏻. Packed in a recycled plastic bottle, this green-tea-scented soap is crammed with extracts of cucumber and seaweed (and, of course, green tea) to give you the deeply cleansing shower of your dreams. It's got a rich lathering formula, a soft, natural smell, and unlike other detoxifying formulas, this one isn't drying or abrasive. The fragrance (although lovely) dissipates fairly quickly — so you can still apply your fave lotion or perfume right after without worrying that the scents will clash. Plus, it's completely vegan, totally biodegradable, and free of parabens and other gunk. It even works great as a foamy bubble bath!" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.99 (also available in Pure Peace, Energy Boost, and Simply Nourish).

    15. A jar of a cult-fave healing clay mask that you can actually feel working on your skin, and will leave it looking and feeling silky smooth.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed

    "When I was a teenager, my skin was an absolute nightmare. I thought that would all change by age 27 — ha ha ha! Joke's on me. Whenever my period is near, my face likes to remind me that everything is about to suck REAL HARD with the gift of a giant break out. For those dreaded times, the Aztec Secret Healing Clay really comes in handy.

    It’s made of bentonite clay and it sucks everything out of your pores – like, EVERYTHING. Using it is simple: you mix the powdery clay with equal parts water or apple cider vinegar (I like to do a combo of the two), and apply it to your face as you would any other face mask. When this stuff starts to dry you are in for an experience. It freezes your face in place and tightens up every pore, and makes you seriously look like a lizard queen (see above photo for reference). I’ll be honest with you, the feeling is not that pleasant, but hold on – the end result is worth it. You can also just do spot treatments if you don't want to cover your whole face.

    Once you've rinsed, your skin will be red like a tomato, and you will be scared, but don’t give up yet! Go forth and finish your routine (I use heavier serums and oils to get some moisture back), and then wait for everything to sink in. After about 20-ish minutes you will be glowing with no pimples left on your face (or at least significantly reduced pimples) and silky smooth skin. Would I recommend it for anyone suffering from a breakout? Absolutely." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

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