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    Liquid lipstick, WFH essentials, goodies from your new favorite Etsy shops, and so much more.

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    Hey you! Yeah you, lover of online shopping, discovering new small businesses and — of course — BuzzFeed! Did you know that the BF Shopping Team has a weekly newsletter where our editors take turns sending their favorite product picks directly to your inbox?


    Well, we do! It's called "Want This" and in my completely biased but nevertheless valid opinion, it's fantastic! You can sign up below:

    But *gasp* if you haven't been subscribed, you may have missed some of our editors' fabulous product recommendations. Let's catch you up!

    Our first recs are from Kayla Boyd, an editor with a killer sneaker collection and a passion for bold '90s fashion. *Sigh* I miss seeing all of her amazing outfits around the office!

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    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    In her own words: "I'm a BuzzFeed Shopping editor from Detroit, Michigan, but currently based in New York City! I love writing about fashion (especially size-inclusive brands), beauty (bold lipsticks and curly hair products are my jam), and home decor. I'm a super bubbly, iced coffee-loving Aquarius. I'm also a big fan of anything to do with '90s–early 2000s nostalgia, I collect sneakers, and I love to travel when I can. When I'm not working on shopping roundups for BuzzFeed, I'm probably creating content for my blog You can also find me @kaylaschaos on Instagram."

    1. Liquid Matte Lipstick from The Lip Bar, a Detroit-based cosmetics company making the makeup industry more inclusive one stellar, eye-catching, long-wearing lippie at a time.

    kayla in a pinkish purple matte lipstick
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Every product from The Lip Bar is vegan and cruelty-free. And they do so much more than just lipstick — check out all of their face and eye makeup as well!

    Kayla says: "I use The Lip Bar's matte liquid lipsticks often and the formula is truly incredible. It hardly budges at all throughout the day, the pigment is bomb, AND it doesn't dry out my lips at all — which is really difficult to find in a matte lipstick."

    Get it from The Lip Bar for $13 (available in 18 shades) or Target for $12.99 (available in 12 shades).

    2. A Gold Chain Necklace from BaubleBar to effortlessly add a touch of casual glam to your everyday look.

    kayla wearing a short, thick gold chain
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Kayla says: "Chunky gold chain necklaces have really been on trend this summer. I love them because they're kind of simple, but still have a pretty bold style impact. I bought this one because BaubleBar is one of my go-to accessory shops and they had a lot of great options. I like this one because it's so easy to add to a simple T-shirt or sweatshirt and make it look instantly more elevated."

    Get it from BaubleBar for $48

    3. Iconic Sticker Sheets from Stylish Sista on Etsy for decorating every surface in SIGHT. Laptop! Phone! Computer! Walls! That's right landlords, you heard me — walls.

    a lizzo sticker sheet and a nicki minaj sticker sheet
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Kayla says: "I recently found StylishSista on Etsy and her shop has so many cool stickers and prints! I have already placed multiple orders and everything has arrived exactly as expected. Her artwork is cute and fun and really aligns with my style."

    Get the Nicki stickers from Stylish Sista on Etsy for $4.99+ (available in a matte or glossy finish). The Lizzo stickers are currently sold out, but I'd humbly recommend getting Megan Thee Stallion stickers for $4.99+ or you can shop all the sticker sheets here.

    4. A Charleston Sweet Tea Candle from Southern Elegance Candle Co so your entire home can smell like crisp, cool summer memories.

    Charleston sweet tea candle in glass jar
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Kayla says: "This candle was actually a gift from a friend, but I had to share because it's so lovely. The company is Black woman-owned and the soy candles are hand-poured. The Charleston Sweet Tea scent reminds me of a summer trip I took to Charleston a few years ago with the friend who gifted it. It smells like berries, flowers, and apples."

    Get it from Southern Elegance Candle Co for $20.

    On Kayla's wishlist right now? A too-cool-to-be-true mesh dress, a tee with a very important message, some vibrant liquid lipsticks, and a sassy and comfy tie-dye crop top and skirt set.

    Now for some picks from Heather Braga, our resident Disney expert who I've rarely seen without a delightful seasonal Starbucks beverage.

    heather braga
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    In her own words: "I'm a BuzzFeed Shopping editor living in Queens, New York, where I seem to be spending all of my money on iced coffee. I love writing about all-things-Disney (go on, let the pixie dust soak in), gift guides (is it Christmas yet?) and discovering new small businesses to share with all of you! If you're looking for a quirky enamel pin, a unique candle, or someone to plan your trip to the Magic Kingdom, you know where to find me 😉). When I'm not writing for BF, you can find me binge-watching reality TV (my co-workers voted me most likely to win Netflix's The Circle as MYSELF, do with that what you will), reading cheesy romance novels, or perfecting my island on Animal Crossing. Let's be friends! Check me out on Instagram @heather_braga."

    5. A Mani Box from Olive & June to step-up your at-home manicure game. You've got some time on your hands — might as well use it to perfect your nail painting skills.

    on the left heather's fingernails painted cheery colors, on the right the 7 summer nail polish bottles
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    This review is for the summer box Heather's wearing above, but all of Olive & June's polish formulas are fantastic — just depends on what colors you'd like! The polishes are vegan and cruelty-free.

    Heather says: "When I saw the incredible summer color line-up from Olive & June I had to get my hands on it (literally). This collection is a collab with Zeba (who you should definitely follow on Instagram). The polish stays on for over a week and when you purchase the full kit you'll also find yourself equipped with tools to pull off a flawless mani. Treat yourself, you won't be disappointed."

    Get the collections from Olive & June: the Summer 2020 set for $64 or the Winter 2020 set for $72.

    6. A witchy graphic tee from Femfetti on Etsy, because Spooky Season lasts all year long if you just believe.

    heather in a t-shirt reading "support your local witches"
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Heather says: "Is there anything better than a fun graphic tee? In my opinion, no one does it better than Femfetti. I love this 'Support Your Local Witches' tee because I try to pretend it's ~spooky szn~ all year long. Don't sleep on their 'Future Ghost' sweatshirt either! Myself and another coworker got matching ones last year."

    Get it from Femfetti on Etsy for $24+ (available in sizes S–4XL).

    7. A beaded bracelet (or two! or five!) from Designed in Neverland on Etsy to jazz up your wrists with colorful beads you can pick out yourself.

    pastel beaded bracelets, one with a mickey mouse head–shaped bead
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Heather says: "This Black- and woman-owned Etsy shop caught my eye while I was digging for new Disney products to feature. I've always been obsessed with stacking a whole slew of bracelets on my arm and I've been *loving* the beaded bracelet trend that's been going on recently. Danielle has listings for an array of Disney-inspired bracelets (def check out the Star Wars set!), but I went for the custom one to make it my own."

    Get a custom name bracelet from Designed in Neverland on Etsy for $14+ (available in 10 colors and lengths from 4–9 inches) and shop all of their bracelets here.

    On Heather's wishlist right now? Some Rifle Paper Co–designed floral Keds, Disney-inspired coffee beans, a glam iridescent keychain, and a "I'm Fine, It's Fine" cross-stitch kit, which is...mood.

    Katy Herman's picks are next! Katy is the only person I know who can speak with equal expertise on Taylor Alison Swift and anime, and I think that's something to really celebrate.

    katy herman
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    In her own words: "I'm a BuzzFeed Shopping Associate Editor living in New York City (though I'm originally from the best place ever, Chicago). My favorite thing in the world to write about is fashion (ask me how to style your trickiest pieces and I can tell you in seconds), but pop culture and fandoms are definitely a close second. I may not be someone you immediately look at and think 'I bet she has a lot of opinions about 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' ships,' but I abso-freaking-lutely do. I'm possibly the biggest animal lover you will ever meet (horses and bunnies are my faves) and I pride myself on my extensive knowledge of celeb dating histories. TL;DR, if you're looking for style tips, cute and geeky finds, or the latest entertainment scoop, I'm your girl."

    8. Whimsical Socks from Sock Candy, because your feet absolutely deserve to express themselves loudly as they please.

    katy in blue and pink leopard print crew socks surrounded by other sock candy pairs
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Katy says: "I LOVE quirky socks, and I already have way too many. But when fun fashion influencer @layersofchic_ offered to send me some of her bold new sock line, Sock Candy, I couldn't say no and now I'm totally in love. The blue and pink leopard pair have to be my faves, but the prints are all so unique and the fit is so COMFY!!! Tons of stretch and they feel like really great quality."

    Get the cheetah-print crew socks from Sock Candy for $18 and shop all of their patterns here.

    9. A Taylor Swift Enamel Pin from TheFieldsSupply on Etsy for anyone who still hasn't emotionally recovered from the release of Lover.

    enamel pin illustrated with a street sign at the cross of 16th ave and cornelia street
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Katy says: "I recently ordered several Taylor Swift enamel pins from Etsy, including this gorgeous one that's perfect for my jean jackets. The design with the intersection sign of two streets referenced on Lover is so clever. And 'Cornelia Street' usually gets all the fan love, but I'm so glad to finally see a reference to 'I Think He Knows.' Is this the right place to go into a speech about how 'ITHK' is an amazing and under-appreciated song of female sexual empowerment? No? Anyway, I saw this and said 'I want you, bless my soul.'"

    Get it from TheFieldsSupply on Etsy for $13.

    10. A Rainforest Animals Puzzle by Mudpuppy so you can take a break from looking at the bleakness that is your phone and stare at some cute, colorful little animals instead.

    teal rainforest animal illustrated puzzle
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Katy says: "I've been quarantined with my parents, and like most people we were doing a lot of puzzles in the spring. This one was my fave. The brand, Mudpuppy, has so many whimsical and adorable designs and I was thrilled to find one in stock. It's 500 pieces and labeled a 'family' puzzle, so it was quick enough to do without being *too* easy. Just right and really relaxing, unlike some of the super frustrating puzzles we did. And there's an OKAPI on it!!!"

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    On Katy's wishlist right now? A Howl's Moving Castle enamel pin, some dazzling seahorse earrings, a sticker of Elle Woods at her most confident, and some purple lipstick from The Lip Bar.

    And last but not least some products from Sam Tomaszewski, our local social media expert — every single photo I see of her apartment is jaw-droppingly cool, so I'd buy any decor she told me to, tbh.

    Sam Tomaszewski
    Sam Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed

    In her own words: "I'm a Senior Social Media Strategist at BuzzFeed, focusing on all things commerce and shopping! I live in Brooklyn, New York, with my boyfriend and our cat, Gnocchi. We just moved into a new place, so I loooove shopping for home decor. Many hours spent scrolling through IG for inspo while taking breaks to binge watch One Tree Hill (such a good quarantine watch)! Two of my other favorite hobbies — which have only grown stronger during the past few months — are skin care and plant care. You can definitely catch my Virgo-self testing out a new face mask while watering my latest plant baby arrivals (I recently started a small herb garden on our fire escape!). Follow me on Instagram at @samantha.tom to see more of all of the above — but mostly cute pictures of my cat."

    11. The Be Gentle, Be Kind Hair Care Pack from Briogio that clarifies and revives dehydrated tresses with a nutrient-rich, vitamin-packed formula — not to mention it smells *chef's kiss* fantastic.

    large bottles of yellow shampoo and conditioner with 2 other briogeo products
    Sam Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed

    The set comes with one bottle of shampoo and one bottle of conditioner.

    Sam says: "I started using Briogeo products about a month ago thanks to a recommendation from my former roommate. Everything I've tried from them smells D I V I N E. This shampoo and conditioner set is super gentle on my color-treated hair — it feels much healthier and shinier than before. I'm also a big fan of their heat protectant cream (again, smells SO. GOOD.) And I love that this Black-owned hair care brand has products with plenty of different hair types and textures in mind!"

    Get it from Briogeo for $48.

    12. A foldable desk from Wayfair so you finally have a designated space for working from home instead of sitting hunched over everywhere from your couch to your bed and back to your couch again.

    sam's desk with a spread of colorful accessories and a laptop
    Sam Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed

    Sam says: "This folding desk was a WFH lifesaver. When I first bought it, I was still living with roommates and I was able to fit it into my bedroom alongside my bed with room to spare. It's small enough to not take over a full room, but still fits everything I needed on it. Plus, it folds up for easy setup and storage if you need to put it away at the end of your work day. With the addition of some super cute marble contact paper, I'm actually excited to sit down and get some work done (even though I do still miss working in an office)."

    Get it from Wayfair for $93.99 (originally $106.99).

    13. A New York City Map Print from Archie's Press so you can gaze upon a beautifully rendered layout your favorite city everyday, whether it's NYC or any other of the cities Archie's Press offers.

    framed map of new york city
    Sam Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed

    Sam says: "I recently moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend and our next design project to tackle is our living room gallery wall. This geographic print (in its cheap Ikea frame!) is going to be a great start (and maybe even the centerpiece!) for getting our living room decor together! The artist, Archie Archambault, has prints for tons of cities, states, even fictional places — like Westeros from Game of Thrones."

    Get it from Archie's Press for $28 (available in five sizes) and check out their other city map prints here.

    On Sam's wishlist right now? Any of the luxurious candles from Harlem Candle Co., the newest skincare creation from Glow Recipe, a dreamy pair of platform sandals, and a super soothing clay mask.

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