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    14 Brilliant Products We've Tried And Recommend This Month

    We're willing to bet you won't get buyer's remorse from any of these.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    As your local BuzzFeed shopping team, we're all about trying new potions and products, gadgets and gizmos. If there's something pretty or useful, we want a go at it.


    Of the multitude of things we've tried this month, here are the 13 things we've most loved.

    1. This MCoBeauty Highlight & Glow Stick in Champagne, which is the ideal daily beauty companion for a makeup rookie like myself.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, @mcobeauty / Via

    Should you prefer a more saturated, warm colour, it also comes in a peachy nectar hue.

    Promising review: "Okay, straight up β€” I have very little idea of what I'm doing when it comes to makeup. Most days I only wear concealer and fill in my eyebrows. I love that this creamy stick lets me highlight my cheekbones and make my skin glow without the use of powder, brushes or the least bit of talent. It now lives in my purse β€” would recommend."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $14 from Woolworths.

    2. This Tile Mate device, because if you're like me, you can't trust your memory to remember where you last put down your keys.

    Amazon, Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "All you have to do is hook your phone up to this baby via Bluetooth and you're golden. Whenever you lose whatever you've attached it to β€” like your keys β€” it'll play a loud sound so you'll find them straight away. You can also use the tile itself to find your phone by pressing the button twice, which is perfect for me because I'm always losing mine!"

    β€”Hameda Nafiz

    Buy it for $39.95 from Amazon Australia.

    3. These gold-toned, semi-precious stone Eleanor Earrings from Bling Bar, which instantly add a dose of glamour to the most simple of outfits.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, Bling Bar

    Promising review: "I'm a die-hard Blng Bar fan β€” I just love how season after season they bring out the most beautiful, ornate accessories, laden with semi-precious stones, at brilliant prices. This pair of earrings is my current favourite β€” green stone detail (perfect against a bold red lip!) and its embossed, circular drop design. I've worn it both with denim and an evening dress β€” absolute winner!"

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $38.50 from Myer.

    4. This digital meat thermometer, because though I am a grown ass adult, I still don't know how to cook a medium rare steak.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am a woman of many talents β€” cooking however, is not one of them. This handy gadget gives you an accurate temperature reading within three seconds (!) and I've since been able to cook that elusive medium rare steak. The probe folds in easily for safe storage and I love the magnet backing β€” last thing I need is another kitchen tool taking up space in my heavily crowded drawers!"

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $18.45 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This over-the-door shoe organiser, which will prevent guests from tripping over the shoes you usually kick off upon arriving home.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This one comes with 24 mesh pockets β€” thinner shoes, like ballet flats and sandals, can fit in the one pocket, while bigger pairs can be spread over two. If your door is more narrow, you can purchase a 12 pocket organiser.

    Promising review: "I've always lined my shoes neatly in a row on my closet floor β€” but with my addiction, they were starting to take up more space than my husband was willing to give. Enter this shoe organiser. I have to admit, it's kinda brilliant. I can still display my fancy heels in my closet, but the shoes that get regular use go here at the end of the day, right next to our keys."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $13 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This decedent, sweetly-scented Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream from The Body Shop, because life leaves my hands drier than the Sahara.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This gel-cream is made from Community Trade shea from Ghana and pink grapefruit oil β€” both super soft and absorbs quickly into your skin.

    Promising Review: "This hand cream lives on my desk. I have naturally dry skin, so need to moisturise them throughout the day. This cream is not only thick and so hydrating, but it smells DIVINE. Instantly soothes my nerves in the middle of a hectic working day."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $7 from The Body Shop.

    7. These delicious Max Brenner pralines that you can enjoy while finally binging Fleabag and heavily relating to her and her life choices.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    Promising review: "These pralines are not only absolutely delicious β€” I'm talking peanut butter fillings, sea salt seasoning and white chocolate with cashews, among other flavours β€” but they're so gorgeous, you almost won't want to eat them. But you will, because it's chocolate."

    β€”Hameda Nafiz

    Buy for $18 from Max Brenner.

    8. This Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction, which proves bare-toned lips look every bit just as done up as a red pout.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Best, cheapest beauty buy ever. According to a woman with naturally dry lips, it won't cause them to flake after application (it me, I am woman). Unlike other brands, this one is hyper-pigmented, but velvety and moisturising. I like to pair my signature winged eye with a nude lip when in the office β€” red can be too much β€” and I'm always complimented on this colour. It comes in 16 positively delicious shades, so you're sure to find one to suit you."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $12.47 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This book, Outline by Rachel Cusk, named one of The New York Times Top 10 Books of 2015.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    When the recorded voice came to the part about the oxygen masks, the hush remained unbroken: no one protested, or spoke up to disagree with this commandment that one should take care of others only after taking care of oneself. Yet I wasn't sure it was altogether true.

    Promising review: "This beautiful, intelligent first instalment of a much-beloved trilogy, follows the journey of the female narrator to Greece. There she encounters and listens to the stories of varied, yet somehow wholly recognisable characters, as they talk about love and loss, intimacy and ambition. I fell in love with the writing from the first page and stayed hooked throughout. Keen to finish the trilogy!"

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy the paperback edition for $17.99 or Kindle edition for $8.55 from Amazon Australia.

    Prefer to listen to your books? You can get this book free with a 30 day trial of Audible here.

    10. This peachy gift box from Lush because you know who's a peach? You're a peach!

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    The bath bomb includes grapefruit oil, davana oil and vitamins A, E and K to nourish your skin and have you feeling pampered AF. The soap contains fresh peach juice, rapeseed oil, coconut oil and a bunch of other goodies that'll leave your skin feeling clean without drying it out.

    Promising review: ""If you love baths as much as I do β€” I'm talking at least once a week β€” you know how important using the right bath bomb can be. This peachy bomb makes me hella sad that it's a limited edition item. The smell it emits as soon as it hits the water is heavenly, and my skin felt INCREDIBLE after I used it. Pure heaven."

    β€”Hameda Nafiz

    Buy for $27 from Lush.

    11. 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 β€” 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 the convenience of 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."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Buy now for $34.84 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This linen, off-the-shoulder midi dress, that is pure romance.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, The Iconic

    The sweetheart neckline, elasticised puffed sleeves, thigh-high centre slit and fabric-covered buttons β€” it's all just so dreamy. Made of pure linen with cotton lining, it's the perfect thing for your summer night date.

    Promising review: "This is my new favourite dress. I wear it to work in contrasting, bright slides β€” and at night, keep my face bare and sandals nude for the ultimate ethereal, romantic look. I get compliments on the blush colour and sweet sleeves all the time. It is linen β€” so crushes easily β€” but you get past that quickly enough for such a sweet dress."

    β€”Mariela Summerhays

    Originally $139 / Buy now for $55 from The Iconic.

    13. This decadent AF, Australian made gin, that has actual flakes of gold in it.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I'll be celebrating Mardi Gras with this limited edition LOVER gin, flavoured with zesty orange and lime. As if that wasn't fun enough, it contains 23 carat gold flakes β€” talk about luxe living."

    β€”Hameda Nafiz

    Buy a 700ml bottle for $60 from Liquorland.

    14. And last, but certainly not least, the Womanizer Premium, because we're all about self-care in this house.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    The Womanizer Premium promises to stimulate your clit without touching it and comes with 12 different intensity levels to move between. Waterproof, a four hour battery life and instant responsiveness to touch, your showers are going to last much longer with your new toy.

    Promising review: "I had heard incredible things about this little guy, which is why I was underwhelmed when I first tried it, but that was only because I didn't know how to use it. When I finally figured it out, whoooo boy, it literally took my breath away. The pilot mode feature allows you to lay back and let the toy do all the work, but you can adjust the pressure on your own too, if you're the type who likes to take control. If you're looking for top notch clitoral stimulation β€” I'm talking legit oral sex simulation, look no further."

    –Hameda Nafiz

    Buy for $299.95 from Lovehoney.

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