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    Oct 5, 2019

    Just 23 Products I Love So Much I Should Probably Just Marry Them

    "If you love it so much, why don't you marry it?" Ummmm don't mind if I do.

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    1. A John Frida Hot Air Brush for getting gorgeous blowouts in a snap and in the comfort of your own home. Settling down with a hairdresser? Everyone's dream.

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    I'd heard a TON of great things about the hot air brush but admittedly didn't fully believe it until I got one for myself. I was thrilled to have a dramatically short bob until I remembered just how hard they are to style. I'm nearly useless with a round brush and hairdryer. The hot air brush combines two unwieldy tools into one light, easy-to-manage one that's simple to use and greatly cuts down on my morning styling time. I recommend letting your hair air dry most of the way before finishing with this. Even a pass over dry hair helps get my bedhead into shape. Amazing. I have short hair and the 1" version is perfect.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A Cardamom Milk Otherland Candle — a ~sweetheart~ for anyone who wants to enjoy a sweet, homey scent that's NOT pumpkin spice or apple pie, aka me.

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    I L-O-V-E this candle. I normally go for brighter scents, but this one is calmly sweet and really helps me unwind at the end of the day.

    Get it from Otherland for $36.

    3. I'm Real face masks, whose variety, price point, and awesome quality always have me coming back for more. Choosing between all of the formulas is the closest I'll ever come to being The Bachelorette.

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    My partner and I really enjoy picking out which of these face masks to use and do together! I'm always super dried out after flights, and the aloe mask has really helped to combat that.

    Promising review: "This sheet mask is very rosy! It's super moist, so you can reserve some of the liquid with clean hands for a day two essence. Vitalizing means it makes your skin look healthy and bright, and I can easily say this did it! I’d definitely rotate into my routine again." —Teffer

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in 27 formulas).

    4. A Porter Bowl that is happy to carry my lunch for me allll morning, which is a generous favor I greatly appreciate.

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    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 dish-ware, 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.

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

    5. A soft headband for holding your hair back while you wash your face and apply your products. True love is holding someone's hair while they're doing their skincare routine, throwing up, or just because it's too hot!

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    ^This isn't my face or the exact headband I have, but it's close to the same one, down to the bow design! Especially as someone with bangs, getting one of these has been a weirdly huge improvement to my life. Best tiny purchase I've made in a while!

    Promising review: "Really cute and soft. Fits me perfectly and I have an average adult head, lol. I really didn't need three, but it's a good deal." —Alana Marie

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. Smartwool socks that I'll happily literally step all over but would never figuratively step all over when making important decisions in our long, happy marriage.

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    Smartwool socks famously last basically forever due to their smart layering in areas of the sock that will get the most wear. They're warm, soft, and just all around a killer sock.

    Promising review: "I started wearing Smartwool socks with my hiking boots years ago but they are so comfy, warm and cute that I now buy them to wear with all my boots and shoes in the winter. They are well-made and wash perfectly. I bought a pair of red walking shoes and I knew I needed a pair of Smartwool socks to go with them. Okay, they cost more than fashion socks but they are worth it." —Maddiegg

    Get them from Amazon for $14.67+ (available in sizes S–L and 17 colors). Shop all Smartwool's options here!

    7. A BioLite headlamp that's truly the ~light of my life~. Always there to help when I'm caught in the dark.

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    I love to camp and am planning a backpacking trip, and was desperately in need of a reliable, bright headlamp. I love this one from BioLite! It sits flush against your forehead to provide the most comfort and least slippage possible. It's moisture-wicking to combat sweat, is rechargeable, has multiple brightness levels, and can be adjusted to face downward if you need to see ahead of you on a trail (the BEST feature!). I'm really looking forward to using it more on future outdoor trips, but honestly currently use it on occasion in my New York apartment to read at night since I'm apparently too lazy to go out and buy a reading lamp. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in five colors).

    8. Ina Garden's most recent cookbook — I guess I'll settle with marrying the cookbook since Ina herself is unfortunately already taken by Jeffrey. *Shakes fist and scowls* Jeffrey...

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    I'm normally a rogue chef, loosely following a recipe on occasion but rarely sticking to one if consulting one at all. This cookbook is the first in some time that actually inspired me to follow a recipe to the letter. I've loved everything I've made and picked up a few new skills and flavor combos that I now take into my rogue-ness. Best of both worlds! "Orange-Roasted Rainbow Carrots" and "Roasted Broccoli with Panko Gremolata" are two faves!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.39.

    9. Wakey Wakey body wash with an intoxicating scent of rosemary and lemongrass. "Love waking up every day with this one." —a hypothetical Instagram caption of the two of us together.

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    If you can't get enough of herbaceous scents, this stuff is for you. It's so fragrant and truly a lovely thing to behold first thing in the morning.

    Get it from Plant Apothecary for $18 or Ulta for $18.

    10. Ticket to Ride — a board game I love so much and with such a passion, I think my actual partner is starting to get a little jealous. Just LOOK at me forcing my partner and my dad to stay up late playing, as I pull an imaginary train horn. *Choo chooooooooo!!!!!!*

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    In the words of my boyfriend, I have "Train Fever." What can I say? Apparently competing against my friends and family to acquire railroads, complete train routes, and attempt to build the longest track is my brand. I do not hesitate to pressure everyone I know to stay up LATE into the night playing no matter what they have to do the next morning. Once I start, I simply cannot stop. The game is intended for 2–6 players ages 8 and up, but more specifically for one 25-year-old player named Rachel Dunkel.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.87.

    11. A pair of high-rise stovepipe jeans so soft and comfortable, I'll happily let them have and hold my legs as long as we both shall live.

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    WHOA are these jeans comfortable! I love the unique leg, cropped length, and ridiculously stretchy fabric. I basically feel like I'm wearing leggings but the pants don't look like a jegging, and have the real pockets and zipper/button closure to prove it. A great autumn staple — 10/10 would go to a pumpkin patch in these.

    Get them from Liverpool for $98 (available in sizes 0–16).

    12. A CTZN Nudiversal lip duo, because everyone deserves to find their lipstick soulmate. Use their shade matching tool to find your perfect shade out of the 25 available and be in awe of the buttery softness of the lipstick/gloss combo.

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    I'm obsessed with lipgloss right now, but sometimes you just don't get enough OOMPH. This double-action lipstick and matching gloss is the best of both worlds — it's a thick, lush, long-lasting coverage with shine for days. Highly recommend for anyone trying to make the perfect nude lip their autumn staple.

    Get it from CTZN Cosmetics for $25 (available in 25 shades).

    13. A natural deodorant that actually works — I know, an anomaly! But like partners that actually do their dishes, love every one of the same TV shows as you, and don't "play games" when you first start dating, they're rare, but they're out there.

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    The fact is, I'm naturally very smelly. I've wanted to try to make the switch to natural deodorant but was really nervous about stinkin' it up during the transition. I had no problem at all during the switch! Even after workouts, I smelled pretty dang fresh. The clay in the formulas also helps with perspiration. It's not as effective as an antiperspirant but definitely combats some wetness. But it's definitely as effective as "normal" deodorant at preventing stench, which is really what I was looking for. Just warm it in your pits for a second before application and it glides on just fine.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.84 (available in 14 scents).

    14. Fluide nail polish in the shade "Rainbow Cactus" — can't wait to wear this nail polish as I walk down the aisle to devote my life to a partnership with this nail polish.

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    I hardly ever wear nail polish because I'm terrible with a tiny brush and just can't be bothered, but I LOVE popping on this shade when I have the time. It's ~groovy~ and fun, and is delightfully sheer enough that I can paint somewhat haphazardly with no consequences. Also, Fluide is just an amazing, inclusive, queer-owned company I adore.

    Get it from Fluide for $15 and shop the rest of their shades here.

    15. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum that works hard to provide for our family, and by that I mean reduce sun spots, discoloration, redness, hyper-pigmentation, and dark spots without drying out my skin.

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    ^This is not me, but I use this serum most nights! It comes in a dropper, which makes me feel like a cool beauty scientist, and it just makes my skin feel...better. It's not hard to incorporate into a skincare routine and is a great place to start if you're trying to start experimenting with serums.

    Promising review: "I've tried multiple vitamin C serums, but this one is by far my favorite. The smell is lovely and it goes on very light. My skin has been looking brighter and clearer since using this. I also love that the bottle is protected from light. I purchased another serum product where you could tell the product went bad as the smell changed. I researched later and learned that proper storage for vitamin C serum must be in bottles that block out the light, as that retains all the qualities of the minerals and vitamins in the product. I am purchasing this again for the second time now. Highly recommend!" —Serena

    Get it form Amazon for $17.07.

    16. An Outdoor Voices exercise dress with built-in shorts that let you move freely and stay covered while running, dancing, hiking or — I don't know — fake mooning people on the trail. Love a prankster. This dress and I are basically Jim and Pam.

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    I wore the exercise dress on a camping trip and absolutely loved it. It's tight enough that you feel agile but not SO tight that it's restricting. It was great for hiking, too! I even scaled some big ole' rocks and exposed mountain faces, and it fared really well. Despite me literally sliding down a giant rock on my butt, the dress never got caught, ripped, or showed wear. It's a trooper.

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $100 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    17. Opal Essence primer by Beautyblender that makes skin glow like only true love usually can. Just look at that opalescent shine!

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    To be honest, I normally don't give a crap about primer! I don't notice enough of a difference to add another step to my makeup routine, and it just makes my skin feel weird. Opal Essence is the only exception. I use it every time I wear liquid foundation, and it just makes me GLOW. I think it really helps foundation look (and feel) like actual skin. It's a unique product that's 100% worth the investment, imo.

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    18. And Beautyblender's Bounce foundation to go with! This breathable, medium coverage formula with a ~velveteen-matte~ finish is just the best, especially when paired with its soulmate, Opal Essence!

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    Here's my face with Bounce! Pretty good, if I do say so myself. Foundation usually really gets on my nerves, but I barely notice when this stuff is on — until I look in the mirror, of course, when I'm taken aback at how well-covered my blemishes and usual red spots are. The bottle can also act as a palette and has an awesome locking feature that makes it perfect for travel.

    Get it from Sephora for $40 (available in 40 shades).

    Need an actual Beautyblender to go with? Get one from Sephora for $20 or Amazon for $20.

    19. A pair of Suavs — a knitted, sweat-wicking sneaker that's comfortable as heck and accepts me for who I truly am — a sweaty-footed person who also has a distain of socks.

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    (Yes I have a PBR tattoo, please let me live.) I love my Suavs and wear them all the time walking around the city or going to yoga. They're great to pop on when quickly walking about of the house, and even though I've honestly been wearing them for a while with no socks (😈), they tbh don't smell bad! So that's basically a miracle. If you've thought about getting Allbirds (another shoe I dearly love) but are worried they're too delicate when subjected to the elements, maybe try these!

    Get them from Suavs for $98 (available in sizes 5–12 and five colors).

    20. A Nanopresso that whips up some of the most delicious espresso I've ever had at home using just a little bit of hot water and a pump mechanism — no electricity or stovetop required. *Swoon*

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    The Nanopresso blows my mind every time I use it. It's SO simple to make a fast and easy espresso in the morning or after dinner, which is usually one of the best parts of my day. I also love to camp, and this is going to be *perfect* for the outdoors. If you can boil water, you can have espresso, with the simple pump mechanism that requires no electricity or flat stovetop. The set also comes with a scoop, cup, and cleaning brush and it all fits together into the main body for super small storage and easy travel. Every espresso lover needs a Nanopresso.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in four colors).

    21. A minimalist Larissa Loden necklace, because it's nice to be with someone who really values aesthetics. I can see it now: this necklace and I in 50 years, still holding hands and strolling through the MoMA.

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    Simply put: this necklace is cute as heck and goes with basically everything. You can tell it's really well-made and will last a long while, unlike the cheap-o jewelry I normally buy that breaks after one wear.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    22. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant that gently exfoliates while tackling breakouts, fine lines, and large pores. I personally can't get enough of this multitasking product — it's such a huge help with all my skincare chores.

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    ^Not my skin, but I 100% vouch for this liquid exfoliant's amazingness. It's helped to even out my skintone and control the hormonal acne around my mouth. It's the only thing I feel like has actually helped start to slow down those breakouts, and for that, I'm forever thankful. I apply a thin layer in the morning and at night after cleansing and before moisturizing.

    Promising review: "I have every skin issue you can think of. I’ve spent probably thousands on a multitude of different products, trying to find one that would at least make a dent. I’ve had many procedures, many trips to the dermatologist. Nothing I’ve ever used, nothing I’ve ever done, has made such a profound difference in the appearance of my skin. Having rosacea, my face often felt hot, bumpy, and burned. While my complexion is naturally fair and pink, this has seriously covered all my bases in a gentle and effective way. I’ve been trying to turn my skin around for YEARS! This was the product that did it. If I could give it 100 stars I would. It has seriously changed my life!" —hc

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    23. A Quip toothbrush, because there's nothing more quietly romantic than the everyday ritual of getting ready for bed with your person at the end of the day.

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    Famously, one of my grossest qualities is that I hate brushing my teeth — Quip makes it so much easier to convince myself to stand at the sink for two WHOLE minutes. It vibrates rather than rotates, so it's not too harsh on sensitive teeth and it cues you to switch to another corner of your mouth every 30 seconds. I travel a lot, so I love that its stand also doubles as a travel cover — genius!

    The starter set comes with an electric toothbrush base, a cover/mount, and an optional toothpaste. Refills come with a brush head, AAA battery, and optional toothpaste.

    Get a starter set from Quip for $25+ with $5+ refills every three months.

    Quip won as the inexpensive option in The Best Electronic Toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Thanks for indulging me and listening to my every thought about every product! ❤️

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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