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    18 Things Beloved By BuzzFeed Canada Writers That You Should Try In December

    Because we tried them for you in November!

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    1. An anti-fog cloth that you just wipe on your glasses lenses for a few seconds, and then they won't fog up when you wear your face mask at the same time! A total winter lifesaver.

    The anti-fog cloth only used on one of the lenses of Kat's glasses, and the lens it was not used on is fogged up while the one is is used on is totally clear
    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    "This is an absolute must-have for anyone who wears glasses, because we've all been struggling with fogged-up lenses whenever we wear face masks. You just breathe on both sides of the lens and use the cloth on it for about ten seconds — your glasses will be fog-free for about 24 hours. Now I can actually see when I go outside in my mask!" —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.95 (available in many size packs).

    2. A bottle of Heartbeat hot sauce that'll provide a nice kick to any meal, but isn't so hot that you can't feel your face afterwards.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed, Amazon / Via

    "I'm a big hot sauce fanatic — like, I could drink it straight out of the bottle and be happy about it. I have a few options in my fridge that are so dang spicy, I'm pretty confident they were forged depths of hell, but, hey, that's my jam. These ones by Heartbeat are a nice option for when I still want to feel my tastebuds after a meal. The red habanero is my go-to for tacos and breakfast scrambies, and I love the pineapple-infused one for burgers. They're also made in Canada, which is pretty neat." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in four flavours and in three- or six-packs).

    3. This CHI Keratin leave-in conditioner that'll keep your hair from getting tangled in the dry winter air with just a few spritzes. The keratin smooths down your hair strands, preventing breakage and giving your hair some much-needed hydration.

    May Ning/BuzzFeed

    "I've always used a lot of hot styling tools on my hair, and when I dyed it during quarantine, I was left with a head of crunchy straw. I started spraying this leave-in conditioner right out of the shower, and the way my brush was actually able to glide through my hair left me in awe. When I wake up in the mornings, my hair is still soft and I don't have as chronic of a case of bed head anymore. Over time, I feel like my hair has become so much healthier. It's really versatile and works for styling, too. When I use it before curling my hair, it helps keep the curls structured all day long. The smell is lovely but not overbearing, which is a bonus for me and my sensitive nose." —May Ning

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    4. This heavy-duty packing tape that'll make packing a LOT easier. It comes with it's own built-in dispenser, so you won't need to juggle your boxes and a pair of scissors the next time you're just trying to get your life together.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "I never thought I'd love a roll of tape this much, if I'm being honest. It's quiet, easy to use, and takes up way less space than other tape guns. Gone are the days of hunting for the edge of the roll, then peeling it all wrong and ending up tangled in metres and metres of tape (just me?). Whatever you're using it for, I recommend it. Plus, the tape itself is durable enough to hold together boxes stuffed full of books, so you really can't go wrong." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.49 (as an add-on item, also available in a six-pack).

    5. A silicone popcorn bowl that'll whip up the perfect bowl of popcorn in just 90 seconds, and won't create any extra waste that you have to throw out.

    The silicone popcorn maker filled with delicious looking popcorn
    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I think the one thing I've missed in quarantine is movie popcorn. The microwavable bags are okay, but movie popcorn just tastes better (and you cannot convince me otherwise!). I got this silicone bowl in hopes that I could recreate my favourite salty snack, and y'all, did I ever. Making a batch is so easy: Throw in the kernels, butter, and salt (or whatever seasoning you like), cover the bowl with the lid, and pop it in the microwave for a couple minutes. It only took a minute and a half to pop all the kernels and I didn't have to throw out a paper bag afterward (we love a reusable product). I really like this popcorn maker because I don't have to transfer my popcorn to another bowl. Plus, it's collapsible, so it doesn't take up a lot of real estate in my cupboards when I'm not using it. My movie marathons at home just got a little tastier." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    6. A SNOW teeth whitening kit that'll let you brighten your chompers right at home without using any harmful chemicals — it's even doable for people with sensitive teeth.

    Liza Hicks/BuzzFeed

    "I have really sensitive teeth, so I’ve always been a little hesitant about trying an at-home teeth whitening kit. But I really wanted to add some sparkle to my smile, so I decided to try SNOW teeth whitening, since I’d seen tons of positive reviews online (plus, they don’t use any harmful chemicals). The kit is really compact and simple to use. My sensitive teeth and I appreciate that it included a sensitivity serum to put on top of the whitening serum. Plus you can plug the device into almost anything to turn it on, whether it’s your phone or laptop! I’m impressed with the results so far, and I like the fact that I can use it whenever it’s convenient for my schedule." —Liza Hicks

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $260.

    7. This Kiehl's face oil that makes it look like I'm actually taking care of my skin (even when I'm definitely not).

    Sarah holding a bottle of Kiehl's daily reviving concentrate
    Sarah Rohoman/BuzzFeed

    "Between stress breakouts and maskne, I've become irritated with using multiple products only to end up with angry spots. I decided to pare down my routine and try out this face oil I'd seen great reviews about, and it was the right move for my angry skin. It has botanical and essential oils that make my face feel hydrated, and it makes me look a little more awake in the morning, which is a blessing since I am very bad at sleeping. I'm still getting a pimple every now and then, but they've been noticeably less since I started using this serum!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $64+ (available in two sizes) or from Kiehl's Canada for $35+ (available in three sizes).

    8. A pair of silicone fask mask applicators that'll make it way easier to apply product, plus it'll prevent you from transferring bacteria and dirt from your hands and onto your face.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I love face masks, but applying them with my fingers can get a little messy. These applicators have made it dramatically easier and faster to shellac my face with my favourite clay mask, so I can actually sit back and relax instead of cleaning up my hands. The silicone tip also makes it easy to spread my masks on my face, so I'm not using as much product. It's basically a spatula for your face. They're great for my gel face masks, which tend to be a little more liquid and harder to apply. I also like using them when I'm using multiple masks. I have more control over where the product goes and they're super easy to clean afterward." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $2.95.

    9. This creamy exfoliant that'll scrub away buildup like a boss, and leave your skin feeling silky-smooth and clean as a whistle. Instead of microplastics, it uses rice grains and cherry powder (plus, some skin-loving acids) to help slough away whatever gunk is living in your pores.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "I don't say this often, but this product is a total game-changer. Not only does it smell divine (who doesn't love roses??), it's also incredibly gentle, so my skin never feels dry, tight, or itchy afterwards. I use it about three times a week to help in the fight against maskne, and I've noticed a dramatic improvement — I'm talking fewer breakouts, faster healing time, and less visible pores. I've even used it on my hands to help get rid of dry skin. Plus, it comes in a big tube, so you get more bang for your buck!" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $32.

    10. This adorable dinosaur night light that will give your bedroom a customized glow. It's made of a squishy silicone material that's satisfying to squeeze and you can change it to any colour you want.

    Sarah Aspler / BuzzFeed

    "This little dino light brings me so much joy! I didn't expect it to, but it does. It's soft, squishy, and oh-so cute. I like to keep it on my desk and just randomly play with during the day. I even show it off on Zoom to my colleagues whenever I get the chance. I especially love that it's rechargeable, so I didn't need to search around my house desperately for batteries after opening it. The holidays are coming up and I'm thinking of getting a bunch of them as stocking stuffers!" —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Showcase for $19.99. Also available in a unicorn style.

    11. A massage ball with gentle spikes that'll help knead and work out those impossible knots in your muscles when you can't make it to the massage therapist.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed, Amazon / Via

    "My RMT is very unimpressed by the state of my knots, so much so that she encouraged me to start doing pressure-point massages on myself. So, I purchased this prickly little orb to help knead out my aches and pains. This baby may be small, but the results are major. Thanks to its size, I can really dig it into my neck and shoulders, which are my real problem areas. Oh, and it's a great fidget toy to play around with while I'm on calls or working. Basically, this is the best $10 I've ever spent." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    12. A hair remover that can be used wet or dry, so you don't have to go through a whole rigamarole to shave your legs.

    Liza Hicks/BuzzFeed

    "I’m super lazy when it comes to shaving my legs, especially in the winter. So I was really excited to try the Flawless hair remover, which promised that it didn't need soap nor water. This product is a lazy girl’s dream! I don’t need to hop into the shower to shave my legs — and best of all, no razor burn. The remover is totally painless and really easy to use. I loved the built-in LED light that makes sure you don’t miss any spot. Bye, bye, razor and bye, bye, razor burn." —Liza Hicks

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $58.99 (originally $75.82).

    13. These cord clips that'll organize that mess of cables that have accumulated behind your desk or taken over your floor.

    The cord clip is attached to May's desk and keeps her cords organized
    May Ning/BuzzFeed

    "The cord situation in my home office was driving me bonkers — between accidentally pulling down my entire monitor and cords getting caught in the wheels of my chair, it was becoming a borderline safety hazard. These little guys have made it so much easier to not only locate which cable I'm looking for, but also keep them off the dang floor. The sticky backing is pretty strong, which makes for an easy application. You get ten varying sizes in a pack, so I put one of these bad boys in every room in my house. Out of sight, out of mind." —May Ning

    Get a pack of ten from Amazon Canada for $10.95 (available in two colours).

    14. A body wash that can also double as a shaving cream, so you can cleanse and shave your body in half the time. Plus, it's made with hydrating oils like coconut, rose, and argan that'll add moisture to your skin, instead of stripping it away.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I've low-key been using my body wash as shaving cream for years, so I was really happy to find a product that is meant to be used as both. It just makes sense! Dove body wash is one of my go-tos, and this mousse is just as creamy and moisturizing as the regular body wash. Instead of spreading a palm's worth of body wash over my legs before I shave, I can just shake and dispense this lightweight foam straight onto my body. It's not as thick, so my razor can glide over my skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and hydrated. I've tried both coconut and rose and loved both scents." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99+. Available in three scents.

    15. A copy of home body, the latest book of poetry from Rupi Kaur that is so good, I read the entire thing in one day.

    Sarah Rohoman/BuzzFeed

    "Given how fantastic all of Rupi Kaur's other books are, I made this purchase knowing I was going to love home body, and it did not disappoint. If you've also been going through it lately (haven't we all), this book is like a balm of relief. I particularly find the way she writes about mental health to be cathartic: she acknowledges, validates, and offers glimmers of hope, without being overly saccharine about it. If you're looking for a pleasant (and somewhat teary) way to spend an afternoon, I can't recommend this book enough!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99 (also available in Kindle).

    16. A lint remover that'll get rid of all the annoying fluff, pills, and other built-up lint that's collected on your furniture and clothing.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    "I have a dog that sheds, and about a billion blankets that also shed. While those things are great for me, they are not great for my couch. I bought this lil' doodad to help me de-fluff and remove all the annoying pills from my sofa, and boy does it ever work. It has a razor head on one end (along with three interchangeable razors of varying intensities) that I use to scrape away pills, and a classic velvety lint brush on the other. It's worked serious wonders on my furniture and I've even moved on to brushing down my crewneck collection with it."

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99 (available in four colours).

    17. A bottle of micellar water and a pack of makeup wipes that'll remove all the makeup from your face (including mascara!), leaving your skin feeling super clean.

    The makeup wipes and bottle of micellar water
    Liza Hicks/BuzzFeed

    "One of the best feelings in the world is taking off all your makeup and washing your face. Marcelle’s micellar water is one of my favourite products to do this with. Pair that with their makeup wipes and it’s a match made in beauty heaven. I use both of these every day in my nightly routine. Using them together ensures that I get all that stubborn make off, especially stubborn mascara. Plus they are both hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Sometimes I just use the micellar water in the middle of the day when my face needs a little refreshing. I love that it’s enriched with argan oil for extra moisturizing." —Liza Hicks

    Get the micellar water for $13.97 (available in four types) and a 25-pack of wipes for $12.95 (available in four types), both from Amazon Canada.

    18. These food-safe silicone bags that'll give you a place to stash snacks, fruit, makeup, or even wet clothes. The pinch-lock system protects your stuff, so you could even use them to cook your dinner ~en sous-vide~, if that's more your vibe.

    A flatlay of the silicone bags, all containing fresh produce, like radishes, lettuce, and asparagus
    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "They don't have any BPA (an industrial chemical that's present in a LOT of plastic products), meaning they're safe for things like fresh fruits and veggies! I love that they're dishwasher safe, meaning I don't have to spend aeons cleaning debris out of them. The leak-proof locking system is genius, too — unlike regular zip-lock bags, they don't open from the middle, but have special tabs at the sides, so they'll never accidentally pop open." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99 (also available in sandwich size and as a stand-up bag).

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