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    2 Apr 2020

    Just 16 Items That Will Give Your Everyday Routine A Glow Up

    Soon you won't be able to imagine your daily routine without them.

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    1. This reusable face wipe called the Face Halo, which removes every inch of makeup with nothing but water.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "You can tell by my ~shook~ facial expression that I was blown away. I mean honestly, look at the state of my face and hair — do you think I'd allow this GIF to live on the internet if I wasn't genuinely impressed?

    The wipes are non-toxic, chemical free and recyclable, so BIG wins all 'round. Not only are you doing your face a favour — by not subjecting it to the toxins in that pack of two dollar wipes — but you're doing the environment a solid, too."

    Hameda Nafiz

    Read more about the Face Halo here.

    Buy a pack of three for $30 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This motivational water bottle, which will remind you to hydrate in-between your passive aggressive emails.

    Amazon

    Dehydration is the enemy of energy, so fix your levels with all the water. This litre bottle is marked with times, so when you glance at your bottle and realise its past the hour, you know it's time to take another swig. It helpfully lets you know just what a certain amount of liquid is doing for you, including, "3 p.m. — Reduce Fatigue" and "5 p.m. — Hydrate Skin".

    Buy for $28.99 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This small push close container, because now that I'm home all the time, I'm constantly breaking open a new bag of snacks.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This one touch close container is so easy to use — no fidgety clamps or hard-to-open screw lids. It has a silicone lining on the inside of the lid, making it ideal for keeping snacks fresh for longer — and fresher snacks mean less stale food destined for the bin.

    Promising review: "There's this whole corner of Pinterest that is just organised pantries. I swear, it's the most soothing thing to behold and I was determined to make my pantry over the same way. The key to getting yours to look like the ones on Pinterest is using uniform, stackable containers. I love these ones from Kmart — rather than a bunch of half-eaten bags of snacks everywhere, I can stack them all neatly in a row. They also come in several larger sizes, so I can use the same design for my pasta, cereal and larger snacks."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy a small container for $6 from Kmart.

    4. This weighted blanket, which will nightly smother each and all of your sleeping problems.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I'm usually a person who loves to sleep early and often, but can never actually get to sleep quick enough. This blanket however, has made it so much easier to fall asleep and stay asleep for the entire night.

    It's not that it's super heavy! The blanket feels similar to when you were little and your parents would put a blanket over you and tuck it in all around — aka the best feeling ever."

    Hameda Nafiz

    Read my whole review on the weighted blanket here.

    Buy a double-sized blanket for $85.95 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This everyday bra, which considering the pain you're currently suffering due to your underwire, is probably an ideal purchase.

    Amazon

    Seamless and wire-free, this comfy bra is basically undetectable under your tee. Constructed from four-way stretch fabric and sturdy hook-and-eye closure to the back, you can trust you'll have free movement throughout the day. Plus, if over 2,400 people — with different sized breasts and lifestyles — gave it five stars, sign me up.

    Buy for $19.98+ from Amazon Australia.

    6. This Biotin shampoo, which thousands say have helped them regain healthy, thicker hair.

    Amazon

    I'm fairly skeptical of anything that claims to help you grow your hair back or make it thicker — you get what nature gave you, right? However, this shampoo has 3,000 people giving it five stars, so for its price, it's definitely worth a shot. Filled with biotin, provitamin B5, zinc, coconut oil, it promises to improve scalp health and inject a tonne of nutrients to hair strands, encouraging new hair growth.

    Buy now for $19.85 from Amazon Australia.

    7. These flocked hangers, which unlike wire hangers, will ensure your clothes stay in place and won't get damaged. Perfect for finally getting to the organisation of your wardrobe.

    Kmart, Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These are such an easy way to make your closet look so much neater. These have little grooves for spaghetti straps and a horizontal rail to fold pants over, so it can be used for everything in your closet. Thanks to the slip-resistant material, nothing ever falls off. Plus, they look much better than wire hangers. Just waiting for my husband to get on board and do his side of the wardrobe..."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy a pack of eight for $3.50 from Kmart.

    8. This Squatty Potty, the original foot stool designed to make the muscle area around your colon relax, thereby allowing you to drop your ~stool~ faster and more completely.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It took a day or two to get used to, but within a week of using it, I noticed quite a positive difference in my, uh, evacuation. It took less effort and less time, and really just made the whole process a lot more pleasant.

    In fact, within a week, it started feeling strange to use other toilets WITHOUT the Squatty Potty. I actually prefer using it now."

    Kat Angus

    Read the entire low down on the Squatty Potty here.

    Buy for $40 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This magnetic phone holder for your car, because life's too short to deal with pesky phone cradles.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This phone holder comes with a magnetic disk that you can either stick to your phone or your phone case, for instant 360° GPS viewing ability.

    Promising review: "I have been through so many phone cradles. Time after time, phones will just fall after driving over a speed bump and not provide the security they promise. This magnetic device is brilliant — I never have to worry about my phone falling and can view the screen in both landscape and portrait mode with a single rotation. The base of the holder extends and tilts in any direction, making it perfect to use in either the driver or passenger front seat."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $16.99 from Amazon Australia.

    10. And this Bluetooth receiver, which makes it possible to listen to your favourite tunes, should your car have an AUX cord but no Bluetooth capabilities.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "We recently bought this old school car with none of the usual Bluetooth pairing capabilities. I thought I'd forever have to be at the mercy of whatever was playing on the radio (shock horror), but then my husband bought me this handy device. You simply connect to the device using Bluetooth, which in turn is linked up to car speakers using the auxiliary port. Now, I can play as much Carly Rae Jepson as my heart desires."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $35.99 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This silk sleep mask, which will help lull to sleep insomniacs, migraine sufferers and those with dry eyes.

    Amazon

    Made from pure mulberry silk (on both sides!), this eye mask allows for the passing of oxygen and complete darkness, whilst not absorbing your expensive eye creams. Its adjustable elastic headband makes it suitable for every head. With over 3,000 five-star reviews, you know it's legit.

    Buy for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This Egyptian cotton-blend hair wrap that won't unravel when drying your hair — unlike the towel you're currently using.

    Amazon

    This hair wrap is super moisture-wicking, so you can count on it to dry in no time at all — also, being of a much thinner and lighter fabric than your standard towel, it won't pull and damage your hair when piled up on your head. Loving that I will no longer have to visit the hairdresser on the regular to chop off my damaged ends.

    Buy for $13.49 from Adairs (available in five colours).

    13. This vegan Lush Sleepy lotion, which is almost solely responsible for the eight (okay, seven) hours of sleep I get a night.

    Lush

    This is the sleep aid every tired human needs in their life and I will not rest until you all experience this magical lotion. It's this heavenly mix of oatmeal, lavender oil, organic cocoa butter and a bunch of other natural goodies. Plus, it smells divine. You will never sleep better than getting out of the shower, lathering this on, then jumping under the covers.

    Plus, Lush only purchases from suppliers that don't test on animals, so you'll feel better bulk buying this when you inevitably become addicted.

    Buy a 95g jar for $17.95 from Lush.

    14. This avocado slicer, which will make preparing your daily avo on toast a breeze.

    Amazon

    This tool from the heavens will split, pit and slice your morning avo. Soft, non-slip grip, dishwasher safe (and that price!), adding this to cart is a no-brainer, really.

    Buy for $2.95 from Amazon Australia.

    15. This Mario Badescu lip wax that's the (affordable!) answer to all the prayers that have ever passed your chapped lips.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    This one is enriched with jojoba oil, vitamin E and beeswax, which means your lips are going to have a healthier diet than you (probably).

    Promising Review: “I’ve tried so many different lip balms that seem to dry up my lips instead of actually making them softer. This stuff was the answer to ALL MY PRAYERS. It’s smooth as velvet going on and tastes and smells like literal buttercream. There’s also an unscented one if you prefer, but I’ll probably judge you.” —Hameda Nafiz

    Buy for $10 from Mecca.

    16. And finally, these Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, because I've been wanting to make the move to wireless but have been turned off by competitors' prices.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    With just a touch of a single earbud, you have access to excellent sound quality to take calls and listen to music for around four hours per charge.

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $40.99 from Amazon Australia.

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