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    22 Things To Help You Take Advantage Of The Glorious Arrival Of Spring

    Okay, September. You behave yourself now.

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    1. This Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque, which will turn coarse, heat-damaged curls into soft, sweet-smelling, shiny locks.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have frizzy, super coarse curls that I get heavily balayaged, so my hair is basically like "lol, good luck, Mait" at all times. While I've grown to love the lightly bonkers texture of my hair and truly just love enormous hairstyles, I also do not want my hair to break, and sometimes I do dream of having silky, run-my-hands-through-it hair. So, one shower, I decided it was time. I detangled pre-shower like usual, thoroughly shampooed with a sulfate-free shampoo, then coated my strands in this incredibly delicious smelling goop. The mask also comes with a detangling brush to make sure ever hair gets coated, but I just used my fingers to really work it in. Then I let it sit while I had a karaoke session (Florence and the Machine's new album, if you care to know), shaved my legs and scrubbed up. Then I turned the water off and let it sit for a few extra minutes while I just hung out.

    I let my hair air dry most of the way, then blew it out with a blow dryer and round brush. The next morning, I tossed in some hot rollers (again, because I love me some volume) and touched it up over the next few days with a tapered curling iron. AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS SHINY HAIR. Whomst is she?? I have never ever had such results blowing out my own hair. Idk if I've ever seen my hair so shiny. Look at how it catches the light! I could not stop touching my hair, twirling and running my fingers through it without catching on any knots, frayed bits, or fried bits. AND THE SMELL. You guys, when I first used this, I would literally wake up in the middle of the night to adjust my pillow, consciously think "wow my hair smells so good" and then go back to sleep. My hair looked healthier, felt healthier, and styled surprisingly easily."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $64.90.

    2. This most-sturdy of brollies, which will not bend in the wind and comes with a complimentary moisture-wicking case.

    Amazon

    The arrival of spring means more sun, yes, but also more rain. To avoid becoming one of those people, fighting wind and water with their flimsy brollie, get yourself one of these flexible, sturdy-framed brollies which guarantees to not collapse (no matter how strong the elements). What's more, it comes with a water-sucking case — no more having to take out and dry everything in your bag after.

    Read more on this popular brollie here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $25.99.

    3. These high-waisted workout leggings, because now that the weather is warming, you have no longer have an excuse to not going running on the regular.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    These tights are made of ultra-fine fibres that mimic the softness and durability of silk — so whether you're working out or sitting on the couch all day, your tush will remain comfy. The fabric is also super stretchy, so you'll be able to move in any direction you please without feeling any discomfort. Plus, it features a side pocket for your phone — so, you'll no longer need to stick it in your bra and let it get all sweaty.

    Promising review: "Every time I saw an ad for these tights I thought; 'Damn, her bum looks great in those'. And evidently that's my only requirement of activewear, because I finally caved and bought a pair in dark green. Let me tell you, these are seriously worth the hype. They're so comfy, they feel like silk on and — I can confirm — they DO make butts look great. I've done some high-intensity training in them already and they don't ride up, fall down, or cause a wedgie mid-lunge. They're ridiculously cheap too, so I'm going to load up on different colours. Treat yo' butt."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $15.98+ (available in 30 colours).

    4. Also, this elastic chest strap, which will minimise the dreaded bounce that comes from running with D+ cups.

    Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think I would publish this information, bbut for the sake of big-ish tatas everywhere, here goes: My dream team is 32DD and working out with them is the absolute worst. When I go down, they go up. When I go up, they go down.

    The Booband was discovered by, of all people, my boyfriend. The product is so mind-blowingly simple and effective that I’m truly shocked I had never heard of it. The Booband is a long, elastic strap, about three or four inches wide, with velcro on one end. I wear it strapped on top of my sports bra. I thought it’d feel like a corset, but because the fabric is very flexible, wearing it was actually really pleasant. It felt like getting a gentle hug from a very big headband.

    The company claims you should wear the band to avoid saggy breasts, but that’s not why you should get this product (love your saggy bewbz!!!). The Booband not only made me feel more comfortable, but more confident running in public, too. I started picking up my pace and stopped fearing workouts that ended in burpees. This thing is, hands down, the best 30 bucks I’ve ever spent on my chest pillows."

    Nicole Nguyen

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37+ (available in sizes S-L and five colours).

    5. And this water bottle with etched-in measurements, so you can remember to stay hydrated, even after your workout.

    instagram.com / Via @nalgene, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Promising reviews: "Nalgenes are light and so easy to carry around. Whether you're hiking, strolling through town, throwing one in your backpack or just hanging around the house, they're a joy to bring along. The screw-top lids never fail and the BPA-free and dishwasher-safe plastic is nice and durable. I can admittedly be extremely clumsy and have yet to crack a 'gene."

    Rachel Dunkel

    To learn more, check out "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes".

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.36.

    6. This Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal, which will do everything from keeping your breakouts at bay to reducing redness that comes with the change of seasons.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Alcohol-free and made with rose petal water, Vitamin E and Witch Hazel extract, this thing is honestly miracle water.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read more about this excellent product here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.95.

    7. This cookbook,The Borough Market Cookbook by Ed Smith — because nothing tastes better (or is better for your wallet) than cooking with seasonal produce.

    @henriettainman / Via instagram.com, @boroughmarket / Via instagram.com, @boroughmarket / Via instagram.com

    Who doesn't love a food market? With fresh, seasonal produce, you can always count on your meals to taste better than if you had all the skills of a professional chef with mediocre fare. This cookbook is divided into the four seasons, so you know just which ingredients to make use of as the year warms then cools down.

    Recipes include: Lamb Meatballs In Pea And Herb Broth, Mango and Passionfruit Posset.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $38.35.

    8. This two-person camping tent, which only takes the one person to set up.

    Amazon

    Thanks to its waterproof nylon construction, this two-person tent is suitable for all seasons. It features a small window to rear (I can't do without proper ventilation in tents) and is designed to self-stand, even before pegs are added. Lightweight and compact, it's easily carried on backs during walks.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $140 (six colours).

    9. And this inflatable mat, which takes only 10-15 breaths to construct.

    Amazon

    Forget lugging along an air pump to your campsite and never worry about feeling small rocks under your sleeping bag again. Plus, this mat has been designed with thick air cells to minimise the movement of air, which eliminates the risk of air leaking.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $42.95 (available in three colours).

    10. This bottle opener and catcher set, which will save you from picking up bottle caps on your hands and knees after Sunday BBQs.

    Amazon

    I mean, this is just genius. An innovative bottle opener wall mount easily opens bottles with just the one hand (makers say it's good for even those with arthritis!), while a powerful magnet mounted below catches up to 40 beer caps.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.98.

    11. This portable sun shade, which you can attach to existing outdoor furniture, or use when lying in the sand.

    Amazon

    We Aussies love nothing more than to lie in the sun — which unfortunately, is a good way to burn retinas. Should this be something you'd like to avoid, this portable sun shade may just be the thing for you. A built-in inflatable cushion protects your head and shoulders, while the adjustable sun shade provides UPF 50+ UV protection. Lightweight and easy to assemble, you can now do away with beach umbrellas that do nothing but blow away at the slightest hint of wind.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $47.

    12. This foot peel mask, which will make your calloused and dry feet (after wearing nothing but thongs all season) as soft as a baby's bum in a week.

    Amazon

    I mean, I don't really want to picture it, but this exfoliating foot peel causes dead and crusty skin to fall from your feet over 7-10 days. Simply soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes, slip the mask on for an hour with socks over the top, remove, then rinse. Wait for it to work its magic over coming days, then voilá! Fresh and smooth feet.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    13. This hydrating facial sunscreen by Ultra Violette, because sun protection is just as important as moisturiser, especially in warmer months.

    Isha Bassi / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I’m a big fan of products that go the extra mile and this sunscreen, my friends, is one of them. It’s not only SPF50+ — which means it’ll protect my face from that harsh Australian sun — but it’ll act as a sunscreen, moisturiser and primer in one. Sounds a little too good to be true, right? I thought so, until I tried this baby out for myself. The Supreme Screen has a fresh scent, light tint (no white cast face!) and just melts onto the skin, leaving a matte, satin-like finish. It’s quickly become one of my favourite products and I’m mad at myself for not discovering it sooner. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and made right here in Australia!"

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $45.

    14. These Ray-Ban aviators, which quite frankly, are the silhouette, don't try to fight me on this.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    You could choose to cover your peepers with a great many different designs, but if we're honest, there's only one that will stand the test of time. These gold wire frames encase green lenses and I maintain, suit each and every face shape. Unlike cheap knock-offs, this accessory will see you through now until forever — I personally have had these for almost a decade.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $156.64.

    15. This electric mosquito swatter, which also works for the pesky flies we have to deal with the vast majority of the year.

    Amazon

    It's about that time of year when pesky mozzies love to follow me around like a cloud. This number one best-selling item in insect and pest control on Amazon, it is an effective (and kinda fun) alternative to trying to squish these bugs between your hands.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.39.

    16. This cold brew coffee maker, because it makes no sense to have your morning bean juice hot this time of year.

    Amazon / BuzzFeed

    Next to having caffeine directly injected into your veins (please do not attempt this), cold brew is heaven sent to a caffeine addict. Should you be the kind of person to not go a day without a morning cuppa, try your fix in a different way with this cold brew maker. A stainless steel basket holds ground coffee or tea leaves — and a complimentary neoprene sleeve means hands stay warm and dry when on the go.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.79.

    17. This gel mould and mildew remover, because I've never been a fan of spring cleaning — this, at least, will get it over and done with in no time.

    Amazon

    I love me a quick fix. This highly concentrated (wear gloves!) mould and mildew remover is effective and requires very little effort. Simply squeeze gel along the grout you want to revive, leave for five to six hours, then wash off with running water. Much cheaper than renovating the bathroom, really.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    18. This Coleman Stadium Seat, because you'll be watching spectator sports again before you know it, but it doesn't mean your bum has to suffer for it.

    Amazon

    Look, can't relate. But I've seen the benches y'all are sitting on for hours on end and they can't be great for your back. This water-resistant seat can be used to provide back support — or unfolded, as cushioning for both you and a mate. It's easily rolled up, comes in three different colours (blue, red, black) and even has a mesh pocket to keep your cold ones close at hand.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $15.90.

    19. This dainty floral-printed mini dress, which is perfect to wear while listening to Taylor's folklore album for the umpteenth time.

    20. These faux-suede slides, because you've been wearing boots for months and now's the time to show off your pedicure.

    Hello Molly

    Get the timeless look of leather at a fraction of the cost. If spring heralds the end of boots and sneakers for you, add these versatile, tan slides to your shoe collection. Featuring stylish cutouts to the upper and tonal stitching, they'll look a dream with everything from distressed denim to white cotton dresses.

    Buy them from Hello Molly for $59.95.

    21. This zebra-striped bikini top, because in case you've not heard, animal print is the new neutral and we're loving it.

    22. And finally, this memory foam pillow with cooling gel, so you're never overheated in the night and get your eight hours.

    Amazon

    This is the number one best-selling in throw pillow inserts on Amazon. Designed to retain its shape for months on end, this pillow will keep your neck aligned with their spine all night long. Most exciting? The cooling gel pads keep heads and necks cool whilst you sleep.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $59.90.

    An accurate depiction of you and your friends ~frolicking~, now that spring's here:

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