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    16 Things I Bought (And Now Love) After Seeing Them On TikTok

    Am I addicted to TikTok and online shopping? Maybe. But did these purchases change my life? Quite possibly.

    1. First of all, say hello to this Bioré sunscreen that is quite literally the best facial sunscreen I have EVER used.

    An image of the Biore sunscreen in the author's hand
    Lara Parker

    It doesn't have an overwhelming smell, it doesn't feel sticky or heavy, and it has an SPF of 50+. I honestly can't really recommend it enough.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $26.80.

    2. A 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from Paula's Choice, because I like my skincare routine to be pretty straightforward and easy but still get results.

    Lara Parker, Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

    Sadly, it took a whole-ass pandemic and me getting addicted to TikTok before I realized I needed to take my skincare routine way more seriously. Enter this daily exfoliant, which I do feel like I have seen a noticeable difference from and that doesn't exhaust me to think about doing every day! Easy and effective? I love that for me.

    Get a 4-ounce bottle from Sephora for $29.50.

    3. And these reusable makeup pads from Makeup Eraser that I use allllll the time now without feeling extremely wasteful.

    Pink reusable makeup pads on a gray background
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    I use them to remove makeup, to apply a daily exfoliant, and so much more without ever having to throw them away.

    Get a pack of seven from Ulta for $25.

    4. This "Infallible" foundation powder from L'Oréal Paris that is perfect for people like me who simply do not have the patience to do more than pat some powder on your face but still want to look impossibly fresh-faced.

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    I mean it sincerely when I say that my skin has honestly never looked better. And for under $15? I feel like I won some sort of prize.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+.

    5. A milk steamer to make a (semi-fancy) matcha latte whenever I want one.

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    I am a sucker for a good matcha latte while also being perpetually exhausted and lazy — so, enter this little milk steamer that possibly changed my life! I add a little oat milk, a dollop of matcha powder, and the machine does the rest for me. I mean, that's really all I could ask for.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.98+ (available in two colors).

    6. A bidet that sits right atop my toilet and perfectly cleans my butthole.

    An image of a bidet
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    It's honestly with deep shame that I admit that it took this long for me to invest in a bidet, but here I am, baby, and I am never looking back. This particular bidet attachment from Tushy is great because even I could figure out how to install it and use it, and the whole ordeal really took a max of 30 minutes. We love that!

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (available in three knob colors).

    Your butthole will thank you.

    7. This intense moisturizing lotion made by La Roche-Posay that moisturizes the hell out of my skin without feeling too sticky or having a weird smell.

    An image of La Roche-Posay's Lipkar Balm AP+ on a black background
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    In addition to this pandemic inspiring me to take my facial skincare routine more seriously, I also got way more serious about what I was using to moisturize. No more sticky, heavy moisturizers that felt like they got all over my sheets and clothing and way more of this stuff that both feels good and doesn't have a strong scent.

    Get a 13-ounce bottle from Target for $19.99.

    8. These gold hoop earrings from Amazon that only cost $10 and go with quite literally everything I wear, which tbh is mostly coordinated sweat suits.

    An image of the author wearing gold hoop earrings
    Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

    They go with everything! They aren't heavy! They don't bother my ears after wearing them for hours! And I feel like they add style to anything I am wearing (even if it is pajamas). What more could I ask for? Not much, honestly.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    9. And these big hair clips that are both cute and very functional.

    An image of the back of the author's head with her hair clipped with one of the big hair clips
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    They come in a pack of four with four different colors and make doing your hair (or not, rather) very easy. We deserve this.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. Fresh eucalyptus for my shower so I feel like I'm breathing deeper and relaxing even when I'm not at all relaxed or breathing as deeply as I should.

    An image of a eucalyptus plant hanging from the author's shower head
    Lara Parker

    I am who I am, and who I am is a person who really loves hanging fresh eucalyptus in their shower now. I get mine from Trader Joe's or any other grocery store.

    You can also get a shower eucalyptus bundle from BotanicaFleur on Etsy starting at $8 (available in four sizes).

    11. This reusable cotton swab from LastSwab that, again, makes me feel less wasteful while also being completely functional.

    An image of the LastSwab Q-Tip in front of a white backdrop
    Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

    Yes, I KNOW you aren't supposed to use Q-tips in your ears. But guess what? I still do. And now, instead of creating trash every time I do so, I can clean it and use it again in the future. Not a fan of using cotton swabs in your ears? That's for the best! But you can still use these for makeup application or anything else your heart desires.

    Get it from LastObject for $12 (available in two varieties and various colors).

    12. A mitt that buffs away my dead skin anytime I am in the shower.

    A dead skin buffer in the color burnt orange
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    Prior to using this mitt, I did not know how much dead skin lay atop my skin. This mitt simultaneously changed my life and ruined it because now I am addicted to buffing my skin. However, my skin? It has never looked or felt better.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    13. A little wheel for my spine to help relieve my back pain.

    An image of the author rolling her spine on the Chirp wheel
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    In addition to sitting most often throughout the day, which contributes to my terrible posture, I also live with chronic pelvic pain and almost always have some sort of backache. This little wheel helps. It comes in three different sizes (12 inches, 10 inches, or 6 inches) and feels good as hell.

    Get it from Chirp ranging from $45 to $65 (available in three sizes).

    14. A filter for all my cannabis accessories so I can more safely consume on a regular basis.

    An image of a MouthPeace device
    Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

    I love consuming cannabis! I do it every day! And now I can feel better about doing so safely by adding this little MouthPeace into my routine. It removes any harsh resin or tar without changing the effects of cannabis on your system. It also makes sharing cannabis safer and easier in this "newly vaccinated but still living in the midst of a pandemic" world.

    Get it from Moose Labs for $9.99 (available in 17 styles).

    15. This seriously magical mouthwash that has completely eliminated my morning breath.

    An image of TheraBreath mouth wash
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    Does it taste particularly great? No. But does it get rid of my morning breath and make my mouth feel cleaner as a whole? Absolutely.

    Get it from Target for $7.69.

    16. And last but certainly not least is the brow freeze styling wax from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

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    I mean, listen, you can probably figure this out on your own, but I don't do much in the way of maintaining my eyebrows. However, I recently got my hands on this wax after seeing approximately 1,000,000 videos of it all over TikTok, and it absolutely lived up to the hype. I use it every single day and it makes me feel more put-together.

    Get it from Ulta for $23.

    It will last a while.

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