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    27 Things To Have If You Wanna Look, Smell, And Feel Like A Grownup

    🎶 "Man. I feel like a grownup." —You, remixing Shania Twain after snagging these goodies.

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    1. Mink oil to have your leather things look like new again and ya' know, way less scuffed up and playground-tested than they do right now.

    Most reviewers used it for their footwear but it's also meant to fancy up your leather boots, shoes, purses, jackets, hats, baseball gloves, saddles, and more.

    Promising review: "I’ve had these Dr. Martens for 23 years. Yes. 23 years. I got them as a birthday gift for my 13th birthday. And if anyone knows anything about the '90s, paying $95 for a pair of shoes was huge. My mother practically threatened my life and told me that if anything happened to these shoes I wouldn’t live to the next year. So, of course, I kept them. I kept them through moves through colleges and throughout adulthood. In January, I wore them on a girls' trip to Scotland and realized how beat up they were. About two weeks ago, I saw a BuzzFeed article about this product so I thought why not and I used it. The shoes look like they did on the day that I got them. This product has restored 23-year-old Dr. Martens to look like new." —Lula Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99 (also available in a pack of three).

    2. Cuticle oil to give your nails and the skin around them a little extra TLC so you keep a sleek, mature-looking manicure at all times.

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years and I tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it, so I read the reviews. One of the comments said to just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month of religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again!"—Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).

    3. Classic stud earrings to provide the always-polished look of an adult who mos def has their style together!

    They're made of hypoallergenic sterling silver and are nickel-free so yay for people with sensitive skin who still want some blingy jewelry.

    Promising review: "GORGEOUS! The earrings shine so elegantly in the light and are so beautiful! They came on time with a nice black box. I bought the 0.9-carat size because I prefer smaller earrings. These are a perfect size since they're not too gaudy but still big enough to see their brilliance. I've always wanted diamond earrings but could never bring myself to spend that much money on rocks. I'm too thrifty for that LOL. I'm very impressed with the quality. They look like real diamonds! Could have fooled me. Update: I've been wearing these earrings nonstop for the past five days. I've showered with them and slept with them. I haven't taken them out. The stones aren't loose at all! These are very durable earrings! They haven't lost any sparkle either. My ears are also very sensitive and I haven't had a problem." —Arabella

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99 (available with a 30-day money-back guarantee).

    4. A wine-stain remover so no one will ever know that you were drinking wine like a novice and spilled it on your OOTD. It'll reverse the damage without a trace and I won't tell if you don't. 🤷🏿‍♀️

    Promising review: "I initially bought this to clean red wine out of fabrics that cannot be cleaned but did so with trepidation because I've tried other products that have only made things worse. Anyway, I didn't have to wait long to test out Wine Away's effectiveness as the first red wine spill happened a couple of weeks later on my wife's brand new, super expensive runner which we weren't supposed to be drinking anywhere near and, of course, is brilliant white. At this point, I had already given up all hope of covering up my tracks but figured I might as well try Wine Away as my last-ditch 'maybe I won't have to sleep on the couch' effort. To my amazement, upon spraying Wine Away on the stain, it immediately cleared up and left no residue or dullness behind. Honestly, I even called my wife in, told her what happened, and had her search for where the stain was and she couldn't find it. Simply amazing stuff. I am now a believer in Wine Away and have used it on not only wine spills but also pet stains on various fabrics and it's always stepped up to the challenge." —Derek

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    5. A confidence-boosting welcome mat because you and your guests will need to wipe your feet before entering your grownup abode.

    Promising review: "My wife and I have an incredible sense of humor. We also like to let people know when they look good. When we saw this doormat, we just HAD to have it. It's the first doormat for our new home and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The mat is heavy and super durable. We have had it now for about three months and it's hanging in strong!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $29.68.

    6. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools because now you're old enough (and patient enough) to take a blade to your face ~without~ the outcome being the scene of a horror movie. These will take off peach fuzz, help shape brows, and remove dead skin cells with a simple, careful flick of your wrist.


    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple of days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a three-pack and nine-pack).

    7. A compact marble desk with gold-style hardware to refine your home decor with a more refined mid-century-inspired look. It's small enough to fit in a quaint space yet roomy enough for a comfy chair.

    The desk requires minimal assembly since all you have to do is add the legs.

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS DESK!!! It exceeded my expectations. I needed a work area in my studio apartment and this desk added an upscale and classic flair to my space. It didn’t arrive damaged as other reviewers have said theirs did. The assembly took me less than 15 minutes. I am SO happy and recommend it to anyone. The shipping took longer than I wanted but that’s a testament to being spoiled by two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. It did arrive within the time frame they gave me. LOVE IT. It's not too big and not bulky. Perfect." —Desaree

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $99 (available with free shipping).

    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?

    Promising review: "I literally wear them everywhere I go. It’s like, what was I doing before I owned these???? I wear socks with them and I honestly find them so comfortable. I’m ordering in more colors because they’re just so perfect." —YGC!1

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

    9. The NYX Concealer Color Correcting Palette so you can cover up ANY kind of discoloration and work the magic of a makeup artist without having to actually pay one! You're gonna be so proud of yourself for beating your face like an expert all by yourself!

    Instagram / NYX Cosmetics / Via

    The palette features six shades which are light and medium (to camouflage spots that aren't too dark), yellow and peach (to conceal dullness and dark circles), green (to cover redness), and purple and pink (to brighten). The concealers have a creamy, hydrating formula. Apply the color that will conceal the spot that you want to cover and then put your foundation on top of it as usual. NO, you won't have a purple spot or green spot of concealer sitting on your face. Once you apply your foundation, it won't be detectable at all. Happy blending! BTW, NYX is cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I've always used concealers that match the color foundation I use. I decided to try the different color concealers and I'll stick with these. They cover the dark circles and redness with perfection." —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (also available three additional correcting versions).

    10. An elegant monokini with ruching, mesh details, and a halter neckline. This is how you do vacay 2020 when you're grown-grown. And yup, this is your reminder that warm weather will be here sooo soon so it's time to plan your lewks.,

    Promising review: "Loved it, wish had more boob support too but it could have been much worse! It was tight enough to give some support, quality material, and covered in all the right places. Very satisfied!! Much better quality and fit than more expensive suits that I've bought at popular brick and mortar retail stores!!" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–1X and four colors).

    11. House slippers because you know you've reached peak grownup when you implement the bougie rule that no one — not even you — can enter your house before taking off their shoes.


    Keep cozy and keep the floors clean with these machine-washable slippers that are designed to give your feet the ultimate plush experience with memory-foam insoles and rubber outer soles.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these slippers! Not only are they super comfortable and super cute, but they are also really durable. I tend to destroy slippers, as I wear them every minute I’m at home and have a bad habit of stepping outside in them, too. The bottoms get all torn up in a fairly short amount of time and I have to throw them away. I’ve had this pair for around two months and they still look brand new which is no small feat for me. They are nearly as thick and sturdy as a regular pair of shoes — more so than some, actually. They’re very supportive and feel wonderful on your feet. Seriously, look no further for a great pair of slippers!" —Jessica K.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and two colors).

    12. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes that'll turn you into the green thumb-holding plant whisperer. Translation: You'll complete the final phase of actually becoming your mother. Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry plants and watch them flourish!


    The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $2.24 (available in a pack of 48).

    13. A storage bed that'll help you reach peak adulting levels since you'll be able to sleep comfortably *and* be extra organized thanks to its practical drawers.


    Promising review: "The bed was easy to put together. I needed help moving the box but once opened, one person can do this. I bought the bed for the look and the storage. The four drawers really do work very well and roll out for easy access. They also hold a lot — much more than I expected. You really do not see the drawers. I bought a pillowtop mattress to go with this, as I wanted a higher bed. Another unexpected plus is that I can use my king-size sheets; they just tuck under the mattress. I'm very pleased with this bed." —Ellen

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $287.68+ (available in seven colors and sizes twin to king).

    14. Porter bowls that are pretty and minimal so you can take your lunch to work or school in style. Yes, this is your notice that the grade school-style lunch box you've been holding onto isn't going to cut it anymore.


    Aside from these bowls being gorg, they're also airtight, and dishwasher- and microwave-safe so you can tote your food without fear of it spilling. Peep what BuzzFeed writer Rachel Dunkel thinks of these bowls:

    "I use my Porter Bowl basically every time I bring my lunch to work. The lid vacuum seals tightly, and I've never had a problem with leaks. It's both microwavable and dishwasher-safe which is obviously a huge win in my book. And it just feels nice to eat lunch out of a real piece of dishware, rather than flimsy plastic. I have the ceramic version and haven't had any problems with scratching. It's rubber coated, so it's easy to travel with and doesn't slide around. I would personally like more as gifts, please!"

    Get them from Amazon for $25+ (available in ceramic or plastic and in 10 colors).

    15. An accent chair to finally give your house the all-growed-up colorful detail it's been missing. It's going to look wayyy better than the lava lamp you used as a colorful statement piece back in the day. No more stressing over finding the ~perfect thing~ to make your spot look amazing.


    Promising review: "I got the pink chair. It is exactly like the site images. It is so comfortable and looks expensive! I was looking into buying a similar chair from a retail store that is three times more expensive but this one is such a great value and high quality." —M. Zacarias

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 or two for $189.99 (available in six colors).

    16. A Tory Burch perfume mini duo so you can serve up the luxe scent of a very sophisticated individual everywhere you go. The set comes with one floral and one bergamot scent — both of which are sweet selections for the spring season to come.


    This set is also on sale for under $20 so rack up while you can! There are two scents: The signature Tory Burch scent which smells like peonies and the Bel Azur which smells like bergamot and neroli.

    Promising review: "Surprisingly nice. The two layer nicely with a base linger of vanilla. Longevity could be better — but good to daub on hair, even underwear, maybe. Clean and definitely NOT great auntie’s lilac water." —LaureNeu

    Get it from Sephora for $15.

    17. E.l.f. Cosmetics blush palette that'll help you achieve a soft glam look when you're short on time, need to get to those grownup duties stat, but want to look put together still. I use it on my eyes and cheeks for a subtle yet natural-looking look. This will forever be my go-to blush palette.

    elf, BuzzFeed / Marquaysa Battle

    Also: The brand is cruelty-free! Yay!

    Get it from e.l.f. for $8 (available in two color combos).

    18. A pet hair removal roller so you can continue rolling around the house with your pet pal before work without actually ~looking~ like you did. Carry your pet's love all over your heart and not all over your adult, "I'll pencil you in" work clothes.,

    It'll also remove lint and dander. Plus, it'll be easy to clean since the roller traps the particles in a compartment that you can open up and dump out. The reusability makes it pretty ideal and you won't have to worry about running out of stickies as you would with a traditional lint roller.

    Promising review: "I have searched and searched for a pet hair remover for my furniture that actually works — this is it. It removes all the hair quickly and fully and self cleans. It is so much easier than the disposable rollers — not to mention cheaper and more environmentally friendly. I have ditched those altogether. I’m buying two more for other rooms in my house. Amazing success!!!" —Sophia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    19. A universal nail polish bottle handle to help DIY manicure-lovers handle any nail polish with ease, including their weaker hand that gets a little shakier with the bottle top. You'll certainly feel and look like a grownup now that you can ~actually~ color inside the lines.

    Olive and June

    Promising review: "I love doing my own manicures but had to stop due to issues with mobility in my hands and fingers making it too difficult to hold onto the brushes. This little Poppy lets me get a good grip. So I can do my mains the exact way I like them!" —Melissa D.
    Get it from Olive and June for $16 (available in white or pink)

    20. A desk pad to pretty up a boring work space so it looks more like an inviting creativity hub instead of a spot for busywork. The mat can also add more color to your desk, protect its surface, be used as a background for taking photos, and double as a mouse pad. Translation: You can def achieve all your grownup goals with this thing.


    One reviewer used the desk pad as a mat for a makeup vanity which is SUPER smart since it can prevent beauty products from staining lighter surfaces.

    Promising review: "This is a super simple but elegant addition to my desk. I purchased the pink one and it contrasts nicely with my dark espresso wooden desk. The mouse moves easy and steady on the surface and has made it much easier to write on my desk. Since the desk is wooden, it's collected small imperfections over the years, making writing on the desk sometimes difficult. I would definitely recommend for new or old desks. New to prevent nicks and dents, and for the old ones to cover them up. 🙂" —Deleah

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    21. A hair-finishing stick to slick stray hairs so a look is nice and sleek at all the times. No more flyaways threatening your sleek, sophisticated up-do.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch your fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible." —Adriana

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    22. A sparkly two-tone accent chair so you can channel your childhood obsession with sequins into one really great conversation piece.


    Promising review: "This chair is dazzling to the eyes. It goes well in my upscale office space. It's also fairly comfortable and more than I expected for the price. I love it!" —Best realtor ever

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $119.12 (available with free shipping).

    23. Plant-based, refillable deodorant so you can upgrade from the same aluminum-filled deo you've been wearing since high school. I use this and trust me, it's NEXT level! My underarms have honestly never been more pleased with me.

    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed, Myro / Via

    Pick your case. Pick your scent. Then, select your plan based on whether you want a one-time purchase or regular refill plan. Myro deodorants are cruelty-free but there's so much more to it than that. They're also aluminum-, paraben-, phthalate- and talc-free. Plus, they don't use baking soda, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances which are known to be skin irritants.

    Tbh, I wasn't looking for environmentally friendly deodorant although I swear I love Mother Earth. My go-to fragrance-free deodorant was discontinued so I just desperately needed one that wouldn't irritate my sensitive underarm skin and would keep me smelling fresh. All the other natural deodorants I tried DEFINITELY DID NOT KEEP ME FRESH 🙅🏿‍♀️. I had to re-up several times throughout the day just to avoid a sweaty smell which wasn't my norm and made me feel self-conscious. Finally, I stumbled upon the Myro deodorant and figured I'd just try it since I tried everything else (Native, Tom's, Almay, you name it). I was skeptical because it smelled so good and my severely sensitive skin typically doesn't play nice with scents. I guess since the product is truly natural, that's why it didn't irritate me. Fair warning: I peeped that the deodorant has low ratings on like two sites but it appears that the Myro brand listened to the people, as its website notes that it's upgraded the formula. I've been using it for about three weeks. I apply it once daily and don't have to break my schedule to re-up, haven't had any itchy patches develop under my arms, and FINALLY get to enjoy a great scented product again, which I haven't been able to do in years. BTW, the scent I have is the Chill Wave which smells like cucumber, jasmine, and spearmint 👃🏾❤️.

    Get the actual deodorant from Myro for $10 (available in seven scents) and the case for FREE (refill for $10 (available in seven colors). Personalize your case for $6 more.

    24. Glossier Boy Brow so you transition from the bushy brows of your younger years to an intentional thick brow look that's got some serious pizzazz.


    Promising review: "I didn’t know how much I needed this product. I could never achieve the brow look I wanted until I got my first boy brow. It’s super easy to use and gives brows a groomed but natural look." —Ella M.

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades including clear).

    25. Faux pearl hair clips that'll make any hairstyle look instantly swankier and less juvenile.


    Promising review: "OK, so I'm really digging this trend as of right now so I decided to get these because boutiques are selling them for $30 and these are $8. So, like, no brainer, am I right?? I love them. I feel confident that they aren't going to break every time I put them in as the pearls are woven together. I've worn them a couple of times now and love them. It's the easiest way to cover up the desperate need to wash your hair or make it look like you've actually tried." —Taylor Green

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (available in a pack of four).

    26. A Chi automatic curling iron to give you ooh-worthy curls in minutes. Just insert your hair inside the chamber and the curler will automatically wrap it around the heated rod. Then, wait until it beeps to let you know that the curl has set.

    The barrel is designed to protect your fingers from getting burned so you enjoy an ouchless curling sesh. It also has an auto-shutoff feature and even a feature that pauses the iron if you put too much hair into the chamber to curl at once.

    Promising review: "Love it!! I have fine textured hair — very straight hair. I have trouble not only curling it, but keeping it curled. For example, the other day I left rollers in my hair for 45 minutes and got a minor wave that fell out in 10 minutes. This tool is easy and fast to use, adds shine, and the curl stays." —Alexandria

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in three colors).

    27. Espadrille platform sandals to give your feet the lift of heels without the pain. Uh-huh, because being grownup means acknowledging your feet can't hang the way they used to with the sky-highs. Treat yourself to some style *and* comfort this spring.,

    Promising review: "I wear an 8 but ordered a half-size down because of suggestions from other customers. The 7.5 I ordered fits lovely! They are nice and snug and comfortable on my flat feet! I ordered three different pairs." —Alexis Becks

    Get them from Amazon for $28.84+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 70!!! color/style combinations).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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