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    Just 29 Cool Things To Have Because You Deserve The Good Stuff

    An OG skillet, rain boots that don't *look* like rain boots, curtains that only *look* expensive, and way, way more.

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    1. A tiny cast iron skillet — yup, like the larger, battle-tested one your grandmother cooked dang near everything in. Its tiny twin will be the perfect size for frying an egg and making yummy individual cookies, brownies, or cornbread cakes.


    It's only 3.5" so it won't take up much space and you'll be done making tasty treats in no time. The skillet comes pre-seasoned with vegetable oil that'll release easily when it heats up. You'll also need a tiny spatula to flip stuff in this cute skillet but, hey, they make those.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because of its small size. After I got it, I was a bit shocked by just how small it was. However, I pushed on. I went ahead and seasoned it a couple of times (pre-seasoning is just the start of the process and not the endpoint...) and decided to fry an egg. The little pan worked great. I don't believe there is any spatula that would work with this but if you like your fried egg sunny side up you are golden. However, I like mine 'over easy.' That required a flip onto a plate and a slide back into the skillet. This worked great because the seasoning process had made it very non-stick. It was a pretty good fried egg. Perfect size for an Egg McMuffin. I find that each time I see this Lilliputian skillet on my stove, I giggle at how cute it is. It could be used as a spoon rest as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (also available in eight larger sizes) and the smaller spatula in a set for $6.86.

    2. Stunning DIY room-darkening curtains that I own and will love FOREVA. My roommate is currently jealous and I suspect she'll have these curtains hanging in her room in another color within the next few months as well.,

    I fell in love at first sight with the elegant knot at the top of the curtains, which was easy to tie IRL (two seconds and you're literally done). They came in an extra-long length for my floor-to-ceiling window and made my room look super sophisticated. Also? They were AFFORDABLE AS ALL HECK. Now, I plan to buy two more! Aside from a mattress I adore, this is my favorite Amazon purchase in my entire Amazon-purchasing LIFE. FYI, I ordered these in the spice red to match a quilt I own and well, "perfect" isn't even the best word to describe.

    Promising review: "These curtains are beautiful!!! I am so in love with them! I feel like they brought life to my bedroom. I bought the white in a size 50 x 108 and that was perfect. They are a shiny material which I didn’t mind and actually loved that. The knots are a little extra step but nothing crazy. I would purchase again!" —Designismylife84

    Get them from Amazon for $26.49+ (available as a full curtain or a shorter valance; also available in five different panel lengths and eight colors).

    3. Faux fur-lined Dr. Martens boots because if you're going to endure the winter, you could at least treat yourself to some fun, cozy streetwear shoes while you're at it. Another upside? Dr. Martens footwear is known to last and last and last so you're gonna get so many good winter looks outta these shoes!

    Per the brand's description, these boots were definitely made for walkin'! They've got an air-cushioned sole, a slip-resistant design, and are made with a Goodyear welt to seal your feet from the elements. Several reviewers appreciated that the faux fur is thick enough to keep their feet extra warm but still thin enough to not make the boots feel uncomfortable and tight.

    Promising review: "I love these boots. I have another pair of Docs that I got from Goodwill so I had a size reference, and they fit perfectly. They are stiff in the ankles but I like that. They keep my feet warm (I live in PA and at 20°, I’m nice and toasty). The color is amazing and I kind of look forward to them aging and getting more character." —Ashley

    Get them from Amazon for $144.95+ (available in sizes 5-11 and also in a rich olive green.)

    4. Activated charcoal toothpaste that so many reviewers swear will help make your teeth several shades lighter and help 'em shine bright like diamonds. Word to Rihanna. It'll also treat bad breath.,

    Public service announcement: Ya' gotta be careful with the charcoal peeps! Doctors have confirmed that activated charcoal can whiten your teeth (yay!) but excessive usage can weaken the enamel of your teeth (boooo!). I recommend you use this toothpaste to whiten your teeth and keep the tube around for when you need it occasionally. Everything in moderation, peeps! Ah yes, and you should also understand that activated charcoal toothpaste is good for surface-level stains made by coffee, wine, dark foods, etc... For deeper stains beneath the surface of your teeth, your best bet is the dentist's office. Last thing: This toothpaste is vegan, and it's fluoride-, peroxide-, and gluten-free!

    Promising review: "I developed some coffee stains on my two front teeth earlier this summer. I could not get them off with regular brushing and they were making me very self-conscious. I found this product and, after less than a week, the stains are completely gone. Now, I’m going to work on the yellowing of my bottom teeth. Great product!" —Laurapgh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A heart-shaped waffle-maker for anyone who keeps a special place in their heart and calendar for brunch. You can whip this out for any day you want to show your belly (and your Instagram!) some extra love.

    Btw, this adorable waffle maker has over 6,700 five-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "Made a perfect waffle every time. Made me smile and reconnect with the fun of cooking. This was so easy to use and fun!" —Rhinestonelife

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 10 other styles).

    6. Lipstick by Barbie and PÜR that'll sprinkle your lips (and your vanity display) with super pretty sparkles and rich color.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Peep what BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga had to say about this glitzy lippie:

    "I recently tested out this lipstick spur of the moment before a night out. While the box it came in was cute (I mean, this is Barbie we're talking about) I was STUNNED when I took at the tube and saw it was literally what glitter dreams are made of. You should've seen my continued surprise when I discovered the lipstick itself was coated in shimmering glitter as well. Aside from being the most aesthetically pleasing beauty product I've ever seen, it also stayed on really well for my entire night despite not having a lip liner at my disposal and eating a slice of pizza."

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in four shades).

    7. A lip gloss set so you'll keep those lips popping and moisturized even in this skin-cracking cold weather. All of 'em are clear so you can wear them alone but they'll also work as a glossy topper for a matte lipstick! You have your choice of three kinds: Mint, rosehip, and coconut oils.

    Three lip glosses standing up on the end of their tubes.

    The mint oil has a cooling effect and is meant to soothe cracked lips.

    The rosehip oil is meant to reduce fine lines on lips, moisturize and heal the skin.

    The coconut oil is designed to hydrates lips and lock in moisture.

    Promising review: "I absolutely ADORE this lip gloss! It's thick but not sticky at all. There's no tackiness to your lips so you can layer and layer and it still isn't sticky! My favorite is the rose; I just love the faint smell of it. The coconut is nice as well with also a faint aroma of coconut. The mint is so nice if your lips are chapped. It's sooooo cooling and nice. I'm so happy I made this choice in lipgloss because I definitely don't regret it." —Happy

    Get it from Amazon for $4.26 (available in different nine different sets).

    8. Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Waterproof Boots so when it rains, you can slip into these cuties without having to compromise your fly outfit with those regular rubber clunkers. Yep, this is the grownup way to splash in puddles when it pours.


    New boots, who dis?

    Get them from Nordstrom for $59.95 (available in sizes 6-10; seven colors).

    9. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara to get bold and beautiful lashes whenever you want — no falsies involved.

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte Cosmetics for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a pack of one or a three).

    10. An attachable wine aerator so you can get the perfect glass of tasty, aromatic wine straight from the bottle with a single pour. No more letting it sit to aerate. It's sipping time as soon as it hits your wine flute, boo! Reviewers seem especially pleased at how it improves the taste of their cheaper wine selections.

    Promising review: "I love wine! Cheap wine that tastes good? Even better. This turned a bottle of two-buck chuck into a really nice Chardonnay. So I tried it on a better bottle of wine I usually keep on hand. Wow! I didn't think that $20 wine could get better but it did. Box wine? Improved! Really good bottles? Improved. About two months after I bought it, the tab that locks the two pieces together broke off. I was skeptical that the lifetime guarantee would be honored. I have bought things here before that had lifetime guarantee only to find the company no longer exists. I sent my claim in and they offered to replace it and even expedited it to me for free. Can't say enough about their customer service. Friendly, helpful, and fast." —Hope 979

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two colors and with a lifetime warranty).

    11. A touchless stainless steel trash can that'll control odor, prevent you from having to touch the garbage container, AND so you can have some fancy-schmancy tech stuff in your crib that actually looks pretty cool.,

    Also look, it goes for a price that so many regular-degular stainless steel trash cans usually go for so you might as well snag this much cooler one and enjoy its techy, touchless perk. The trash can operates on D batteries or an AC adapter which are both are sold separately. The iTouchless brand also guarantees a full-service manufacturer's warranty for parts and customer service support. Also, pro-tip for AC adapter use: The warranty's completely void if you pair the trash with a non-iTouchless adapter so you'll fare much better by just using batteries (many reviewers said they bought batteries, have had the trash can for years, and haven't had to change batteries once) *or* using the adapter by the iTouchless brand specifically.

    Promising review: "I've waited almost a year to write this review because I wanted to be sure this product was long-lasting. We have a tiny kitchen in our beach house and a tiny and weirdly shaped space for a trash can. I researched FOREVER (just ask my husband) and finally settled on this one. It fits perfectly in the space and has surpassed my expectations in every way. It's attractive and fits a TON of trash in a very discreet way. I love it." —S.Loud

    Get it from Amazon for $56.37+ (available in 14 styles including sets), the D batteries for $13.99 (available in a12-pack), and the AC adapter for $17.99.

    12. Dr. Scholl's gel shoe inserts so you can walk tall and confidently in your high heels without having to wince and grin through the pain. I own several pairs of these and they really help me when I want to wear heels and have to stomp through the concrete jungle that is New York City. I feel like such a superhero with these because concrete + subway steps + high heels usually = pain within 30 minutes. But not with my trusty, discrete gel inserts. 😘


    I've worn these with stilettos and inside of high-heel boots so they help me year-round, really. On Valentine's Day, I realllllly wanted to be cute at a party in a pair of four-inch thigh-high boots but I also didn't want to be a part-time wallflower the whole night due to foot pain. I inserted these babies and I kid you not, I made it through a late dinner and HOURS of dancing to '90s records in my favorite boots thanks to these gel inserts. Also, several reviewers expressed that these inserts helped them since they have high arches.

    Promising review: "I have a pretty high arch, making most heels an impossibility because they put so much pressure on the ball of my foot. These make them a bit more bearable to wear and give the arch support I never seem to find. Fantastic product." —Shay

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.97 (suitable for shoe sizes 6-10).

    13. Bawdy Butt sheet masks – they'll put you on your belly for a bit BUTT that's alright because having softer booty skin is a great body goal IMO. They're also on sale so you better hurry your butt up and snag these.


    The mask has ingredients like mango, watermelon, and kiwi extracts to address fine lines and make your butt skin plumper, dewier, and more hydrated.

    Promising review: "I will definitely be investing in more of these masks. I was a bit skeptical to try a mask for my butt lol, but I actually felt it work! I felt the firmness and the skin detox! I will be purchasing more for sure 👍." —Lauren

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. Gold leather-striped throw pillow covers to give even the plainest room in your house a VERY stylish and expensive look for under $20.


    Promising review: "The quality of these pillow covers is absolutely better than most pillow covers I've bought. They have a velvety texture and fun color selection. I'm buying more." —Noelle

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    15. An incense burner statue that'll transform the smoke from your incense into a visual that looks like a calming waterfall or fountain. FANCY AS HECK, RIGHT?!!! Why do a plain incense holder when you can have a smoke waterfall pouring love into your eyesight and your nostrils?

    It comes with 100 incense cones! FYI: These incense burners are labeled by the seller as appropriate for religious needs *and* for simply adding fragrance to the air in your space, so no worries about disrespecting anyone's culture with this beautiful burner.

    Promising review: "I love my new incense burner! It is mesmerizing to watch the incense smoke flowing down the waterfall design. Now, I need to find more proper backflow incense cones to use with it! Definitely worth the money!" —Deborah M. Kauffman

    Get it from Amazon for $24.89 and the additional incense cones for $7.27+ (available with five scents).

    16. Pretty, sheer mesh ankle socks to instantly elevate your outfits with their dainty, delicate design. Heads up, these socks will def make your friends request a link in the group chat, stat.


    Promising review: "I love these! I thought they'd be quite flimsy because of the sheer material, but they actually feel like real socks, and I've gotten SO many compliments on them! So far, I've gotten LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 15 styles).

    17. An embroidered dickey so you can throw a cute collar on any top, anytime you want. This is a statement piece that literally everyone will be chirping about.


    Promising review: "This is really, really cute under a sweater. I wore this for the first time to work today after buying it months ago in prep for fall. I bought this 'cause I like the look of a collar under a sweater but don’t like how thick two long-sleeved shirts feel or how hot it is. I got lots of compliments and comments. The sides are adjustable so you can loosen or tighten to fit you which is nice. My only dislike is the thickness of the seams on the sides. Still happy with my purchase though!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A light curtain to cloak your room in a soft, pretty glow and an overall relaxing mood. The curtain is waterproof, has eight light settings controlled by a remote, and can be used indoors or outdoors. Layer the light strings with sheer curtains to add to your room's ambiance.

    By the way, lots of reviewers noted that these curtains can be difficult to hang up by yourself because the lights get tangled but many shared a hack: Don't untie the long lights from each other until you've already hung up the curtain.

    Promising review: "I am so in love with these lights! They were so easy to put up (took me about five minutes). They add such beauty to my room. I am so happy with this purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 and the sheer curtains for $13.95+ (available in 11 sizes and 12 colors).

    19. Hyaluronic acid that'll help give your skin the moisture surge it deserves. It's also meant to improve skin texture, smooth out fine lines, decrease blemishes, and give the skin an overall natural glow.

    Reviewers with a variety of skin needs — including dryness, fine lines, texture, etc. — raved about this product!

    Promising review: "Amazing product! It has kept my skin tight and I'm slowly seeing results for my fine lines. I have been using it for two months now and I've stopped expecting overnight results with a skincare product. Nothing will show you progress within a week. I loved this product so much that I bought a second bottle since I’m a little past halfway on the first one already. Update: Six months later, I’m on my third bottle and I will not trade it for anything else! I use it in my 10-step Korean skincare routine and it has helped transform my skin!" —CM

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    20. Partake Crunchy Cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising any nutritional goals you may have. The quality-made cookies are vegan, free of top allergens, and they're gluten-free!


    They come in five flavors including chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, carrot cake, double chocolate chip, and (the newest) birthday cake.

    Promising review: "Don't be fooled by their small size or that these are allergen-friendly because these cookies are incredibly satisfying. My 1.5-year-old son has about a dozen allergies but thankfully he is able to enjoy these cookies. He usually just eats half a cookie and is quite content to move on. I find that they are more filling than regular cookies and they taste great. I have not found anyone who could tell that they were allergy-safe just based on taste. Great organic ingredients too!" —Tim N.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.38 (available in five flavors and a variety pack).

    21. Kiehl's foaming gel cleanser because, sure, you could stick to your fave cheap drugstore cleanser BUT then you'd be cheating yourself out of a super-luxe skincare experience so why not?


    The cleanser has apricot kernel oil to moisturize and soften skin while helping retain clarity and suppleness, avocado oil to help restore the natural moisture of the skin, and squalane that'll also help restore skin’s natural moisture balance. In other words: Your skin's about to go on a moisture-rich vacation.

    Promising review: "I've been using and repurchasing this face cleanser for the past 10 years or so. It works so well for me in that it cleanses without making my skin feel tight or irritated and works very well at removing any residual makeup that my cleansing oils/balms don't take off. This is definitely a gentle yet effective cleanser and I always recommend it to my friends. I typically use about a nickel size on my silicone scrubby pad at night and in the morning, I use about half the amount. It lasts me about 3-4 months with daily use." —Mmiu

    Get it from Sephora for $21.

    22. 1822 Denim Butter jeggings that'll fit so well and feel so soft, you'll wonder why you ever wore regular jeans in the first place. They're primarily made of cotton (so, breathable) and have just a pinch of spandex in the material to give you that second-skin stretch.


    Promising review: "These jeggings are soft, comfortable, and fit like a glove for a really great price! I'm very happy with my purchase." —PCouce

    Get it from Nordstrom for $39 (available in sizes 24-34 and in two colors)

    23. A stylish belt to give you the designer look without you having to spend designer duckets.,

    Promising review: "Such a cute belt! I’ve been looking for a belt like this but I’m very picky and couldn't find one I loved. This one is perfect. It’s almost a staple that ties every outfit together so well. This is a very easy way to step up a simple outfit. It’s great quality for the price and there’s no need to splurge on a designer belt if you can’t afford it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight styles).

    24. Dr. Scholl's loafer flats that'll be equal parts comfy and chic! They feature a super-cushioned footbed and an environmentally friendly design.


    For starters, just by purchasing this shoe, you're helping the environment. Dr. Scholl’s will donate one tree to the nonprofit Trees for the Future, which provides opportunities for impoverished families to learn sustainable farming techniques. But there's more earth love going around with this shoe. It also features an eco-conscious fabric toe box and soft linings made from recycled bottles AND half of its leather is sourced from a tannery that scored a Leather Working Group Silver rating for energy use, waste production, and water treatment. Yay for saving the earth!

    Get it from Amazon for $45 (originally $89.95; available in sizes 6-11).

    25. A peeling and brightening serum to clear up hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone so your selfie game will be on 1000. It contains hydroquinone (for brightening dark spots), salicylic acid (for penetrating the skin and drying up breakouts), vitamin C (also a brightening agent), and a host of other helpful ingredients.

    🗣️🗣️🗣️: Anything you put on your skin that's meant to peel it is probably something you should consult with your dermatologist about first. You also need to be using sunscreen with an adequate SPF to keep your skin safe while it's peeling away layers of dead skin. Several reviewers also noted that it does sting but it delivers dramatic results they're pleased with. All the more reason to check it with a real doctor before dunking it on your face. Cheers to happy skin!

    Promising review: "I WAS EXTREMELY HESITANT at first before ordering this product and considering using it on my skin. I don’t typically have sensitive skin but you honestly never know... BUT, this product has been doing miracles for my skin!! I’m so happy about the progress. I watched all the YouTube videos I could find, read thorough reviews, and can truly say I’m happy and more confident with the outcome so far. I was diagnosed with PCOS last year and severe hyperpigmentation has been one of the side effects. I was considering laser hair removal but this has been working. I started using this product 1/16/20... I have been using it twice a day but I alternate depending on my mood and if I have time in the morning... I do exfoliate every day and night. Going to keep using it to see if the scars lighten any further and my skin peels a little bit more bringing in the new skin!" —V. Forest

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    26. Ear climber earrings that have an optical illusion and will give you a stylish break from traditional hoops.

    Etsy / Otis Jaxon

    Promising review: "THESE ARE SO COOL. Such a terrific optical illusion. I often have allergic reactions to earrings but haven't had a problem with these. They're light and easy to wear. And I get tons of compliments on them. Thanks!" —Angela Sauer

    Get them from Otix Jaxon on Etsy for $19.95+ (available in four styles plus the choice to order as a single or a pair).

    27. A mildew-resistant, tech-storing shower liner curtain to hold up tablets and phones from the outside of the bath so you can watch or read without the threat of drowning your devices to their literal death. Bath time is about to get a super fun upgrade!


    This shower liner supports your bathroom tech needs but won't mess up the vibe you're going for with the bathroom décor since you can still add an outside curtain that fits your aesthetic. All you'll have to do when it's time to insert your gadgets is slide your outside curtain to the side, slip in your phone or tablet, and then you're ready to go!

    Promising review: "What do I like most about this shower curtain? 1. My kids now LOVE taking a bath. They race upstairs and into the bathroom to get first dibs on the shows they will watch or the songs they will pick. The curtain securely holds the iPad while the kids easily navigate through their shows and apps. 2. I LOVE taking a bath. After the kids go to bed, I enjoy reading, listening to music or watching shows on my iPad/Kindle/phone without worrying about getting them damaged by water. The clear curtain allows for easy page-turning and song selection and the sound carries through the curtain well. Bubble bath, wine, and Netflix—yes! 3. It actually works with my sliding glass shower doors. I was able to hang the curtain over the top of the sliding doors and affix the curtain using the included hooks/rings. I may eventually purchase a curtain rod, but it’s quite secure as is. What do I like least? I suppose I wish I knew about this curtain sooner. It would have helped [during] the many nights when I struggled to get the kids to take a bath!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $18.96.

    28. A canvas weekender bag that you'll wanna take with you EV-UH-REE-WHERE. It's a compact enough size for short trips and will attach via flap to your rolling luggage so you can stick-and-move in the airport and make those flights on time with ease. Plus, the bag is so dang cute you're going to want to make up a trip to take it on.

    Bonus: Several reviewers say this bag fits nicely underneath the airport seat so that'll be perfect if you're the type of person who hates putting your cute bags in the overhead bin. Also, heads up: A handful of people who say they're detachable shoulder strap broke but the seller publicly noted that they will send a replacement strap free of charge ASAP if that does happen.

    Promising review: "This bag is made of really great canvas material and everything is lined well. I like that the top zipper has two zippers. The bag is true to color displayed and very well constructed. The packaging was great so mine arrived looking pristine! Honestly, the only thing I don't like is how long the body strap is. I'm 5'5" and it hangs way past my waist and the strap adjusted still hangs fairly low and the strap has a lot of slack. I can live with that. I'm excited to travel with this bag for sure! Update: I have used this bag on multiple trips and adventures and it has held up amazingly! Even plum full, this bad boy still fits nicely under the seat in front of me on the plane. The side pocket is a lifesaver for quickly grabbing my ID and plane ticket and other smaller items I want fast... Also noted, never got called out by airline workers that it looked/was too big to be a personal item." —lil_birdy

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in 17 styles).

    29. A Leith Scoop Neck midi dress because spring will be here sooner than you know it and you're going to need a few bomb dresses that require little effort yet serve a whole lotta glam. You're welcome.


    Promising review: 'This dress is soft, comfortable, and flattering. It can be dressed up or down and the fabric is the right amount of thickness. I plan on making this a staple for spring/summer!"—Elraepea

    Get it from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes XXS-XL and four colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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