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    40 Things That'll Make You Say "New Year, New Me!"

    I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a Queer Eye–level life makeover.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Two-Minute Mornings journal that prompts you to answer a few intention-setting questions first thing every day. My intention? To actually get this book after thinking about it for so long!

    Promising review: "This was purchased for me as a Christmas gift from a co-worker. I only recently started using it, as I've been dealing with some troubles in my life. I don't know what it is, but even if I repeat some of the same stuff, getting this done in the mornings (or sometimes at night if I don't make the time in the mornings) has made such a tremendous difference in my attitude toward myself and to others. So much so that several people have taken notice. I have since purchased a couple copies for friends who are also dealing with troubles in their lives. I highly recommend it. Even if you aren't dealing with any issues in life, it's such a help for clearing your head before starting your day." —Sumo

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50.

    2. A new accordion file folder to inspire you to finally start keeping track of your important documents. It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your passport and birth certificate are?

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these pastel lifesavers.

    Promising review: "I am on the road all the time for work, and these have made my life so much easier! I have almost every color of these and use one for my personal (bills to pay, checks to cash, to-do lists, forms to sign, etc.), another for anything that pertains to a specific day, and one for each of my clients. I could easily see these being great for high school or college classes. These go from the floor of my car, to my bottomless purse, to the kitchen counter — they go everywhere and they have held up great! I absolutely love these!" —Jenna Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight solid colors and four floral patterns).

    3. A bite-deterring nail polish so you can finally kick that bad habit to the curb. I believe in you!

    Promising review (photos above): "This stuff is amazing. I've been a terrible nail biter since I was a young child, and I tried everything to stop. I hated my hands and was so ashamed of how they looked, but I couldn't help it. I tried rubber bands, mindfulness meditation, and all sorts of other 'no bite' polishes that looked awful and washed off too quickly or didn't taste bad enough to be a deterrent. I committed to putting a layer of this on every other day. It's now been three months, and my nails look amazing. The urge to bite has lessened, but I don't think it will ever go away, so I plan to use this polish for years to come. The taste is so strong and immediately bitter, and it really lingers on your lips and tongue for a while. It's an amazing product, and I highly recommend it." —Lydia G Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.25.

    Learn more about it in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

    4. A wine aerator, because this might not be the year you start buying more expensive wine, but it will be the year your wine starts tasting ~smoother~ thanks to this oxygen-infusing gadget.

    Promising review: "Promising review: "Instant aeration. I had never bothered before, which meant I was halfway through a bottle before it actually tasted as good as it should have. Hard to believe such a simple thing can make such a huge difference. If you like wine, get this and use it. No need to decant unless you are trying to impress folks, but anyone who knows wine will be more impressed at how simply, easily, and quickly this works. I was using it the other day and thought, 'I really need to thank whoever gave this to me.' Then I remembered I bought it for myself. This would make an excellent gift for a wine drinker who does not have one." —Joseph L. Hennes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. A tub of Lime Crime Unicorn Hair dye for adding a serious dose of color your hairstyle. Life's too short to NOT have unicorn hair, imho!,,

    Unicorn Hair is semi-permanent hair color that's effective on both light and dark hair. Just make sure to look at the color chart in the Amazon listing to see how each color will turn out on your shade!

    Promising review (top right photo): "At 53-years-young, I have been admiring the colors that the younger generation have been using. I've tried a few brands over the years, but they quickly wash out. OMG! Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair is the best!!!! I watched a few Youtube videos so I knew exactly what to expect. I wanted the bright fuchsia color that chocolate cherry gives. To keep it a bit more on the age appropriate side, I kept my blonde on top and did chocolate cherry underneath. Over the week since I've had it, I've noticed the under color does begin to bleed into the top layer. It's all good. It's giving me a very pretty ombre look. I love my look. I get some curious stares when out in public, but I also get compliments. I quickly tell them 'It's Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair in chocolate cherry.' If you're my age or older and have been thinking about doing this, do it now! We're not getting any younger. Color is a celebration of life, a means of self expression, and heck when you're an artist, everything is a canvas. Let your unicorn shine! LOVE IT!!!!" —C. Strube

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in 12 colors).

    6. A cableyoyo to help you manage your headphone cords. Listen, you've been struggling with them literally since they were invented. It may be time to seek help.

    A magnet in the middle of the Cableyoyo keeps everything neat and together without damaging the headphones. Leave detangling in the past!

    Promising review: "Excellent product! I bought it as a gift for my husband and he loves it. It keeps his headphones tidy and easy to use on the go. The magnet bit is also helpful to keep the earbuds in place. I bought the green color. They are lightweight and good quality. Very satisfied with this product!" —JeKa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    7. An essential oil migraine relief stick that stops headaches in their tracks. We live in THE FUTURE. People are living in space, but we've still have to get headaches down here on mother earth? NOT ANYMORE.

    Katy Herman / Via BuzzFeed, Yi Yang / Via BuzzFeed

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of the migraine relief stick to find out why she stans for life.

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A set of glass straws so you can effortlessly reduce the amount of plastic waste you create. Every bit counts!

    The straws are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and come with a special cleaning brush just in case.

    Promising review: "I have made it a point this year to be more environmentally conscious. Straw waste frequently makes its way to the ocean and harms sea animals. It's been great to see many restaurants go strawless unless requested, and I wanted to make sure I was doing the same at home. These are nice wide-mouth straws and great for smoothies and in my cold iced coffees in place of the standard famous green straw. Very easy to clean with the brushes. Definitely recommend." —krs5201

    Get a set of eight for $7.99.

    9. A velvet and lace pajama set, because you always deserve to be draped in luxury, even in your sleep.,

    Promising review: " "I can’t stop wearing this pajama set! The green velvet material feels nice, and I stay cool all night. I am a size 10 and sized up to an XL, but the large probably would have fit fine. My husband agrees this was a good buy. I think they look much more expensive than they were!" —V.R. Thurman

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and nine colors).

    10. An Echo Dot — a great introduction into the world of the ~smart home~. "Alexa, play my 2018 Spotify wrapped playlist again."

    The Echo Dot can help you with so much around the house. Set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, ask about the weather, on and on!

    Promising review: "This is the second Echo Dot for our household. The first I got last year as a Christmas present. We LOVE it. We use it to stream music from our playlists, to set timers, to ask questions and about the weather, and especially to make shopping lists. My kids can add stuff to the list while I'm at the store and my list in the Alexa App updates to show it! I really think that was my (personal) favorite feature with the Dot. With two Dots it's even better. My daughter has the only room upstairs, and she's the one that does most of the music streaming. So I bought her this Dot for Christmas. She can now stream her music by voice command. I also no longer have to scream at the ceiling or walk across the house to get her attention. I just say, 'Alexa, call upstairs," and bam, my daughter and I can speak normally. I also use it to make sure she's up in the mornings, I just tell Alexa to play wake up music upstairs."

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A purse organizer with a stunning 11 pockets for getting that bag under control. A door guy at a concert was once checking my purse and actually said "Pfft, just trash." Please learn from my embarrassing errors.

    The purse organizer also features handles to help you switch from bag to bag while maintaining ~order~.

    Promising review: "Extremely pleased with the number of pockets, sturdy construction, and built in water bottle pocket. It fits well into my large Long Champ le pliage tote with room to spare on the side for a 13" MacBook Pro. The water bottle pocket holds my insulated Kleen Kanteen snugly and the side pockets are more than enough to store a charging cable, earbuds, chapstick, keys, glasses cleaner, etc. It made such a big difference for my work bag, and now I don't have to rummage around endlessly to retrieve an item!" —Grace Ho

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    12. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. All of your friends are talking about ~the method~, and it's time to finally go for it! Does this old, broken pepper mill bring you joy? No. Will 2019 bring you joy? Absolutely.

    Promising review: "For literally 10 years I have been meaning to clean my stuff out, and only one hour of reading motivated me to take action. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! I am by no means ready for Hoarders, but when a friend came over and took a picture of my room to tease his neat-freak girlfriend I knew I had to do something. I have been making consistent progress and will invite her over when I am all done to see her shock at how organized I have become. I don't think most people realize what an emotional drain having junk all over has on them. It really is amazing at how much easier I can now breathe as this stuff goes away bit by bit. I am eternally grateful for finding this book." —Kent Bliven

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    13. A fabric defuzzer so you can basically give yourself a whole new wardrobe by salvaging sweaters, accessories, and *anything* that has fallen victim to pilling and shedding.

    Check out our full write-up on the defuzzer that's rescuing everyone's knits!

    Promising review: "Far and away *the* best fabric shaver I’ve ever purchased! With adjustable height settings, large shaver head, and 'fuzz' collection bin, this powerful gadget makes everything look brand new again!" —M. Vines

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A PopSocket to help you achieve an important goal: not cracking your phone screen. All. Year. Long.

    Promising review: "This is by far my new favorite phone accessory. I thought it would be bulky & difficult to get used to, but that’s not the case at all. I haven’t dropped my phone once since using & I love that it serves as a stand when watching videos. Arrived just as pictured." —MamaLlama

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 and don't forget to check out the rest of their patterns!

    15. A Squatty Potty, because your bowels deserve a glow up more than anyone.,

    Promising review: "I cannot recommend this enough. This little shelf has changed my life. I've been having bowel issues since my teenage years — I wish this had come into my life sooner. Every time I step off the toilet now I feel lighter, fresher, and like a new person." —MsNiters

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99, or if you're trying to keep your BMs more ~aesthetic~, splurge on the clear one for $99.99.

    16. A Birchbox subscription for mixing up your look with curated samples based on your preferences. Is this your year of skincare? The bold lip? Fun new hair products? Try it all!


    Each monthly box comes with five sample-sized cosmetics selected for you based on a questionnaire you answer before ordering. What's better than a nice surprise? Five nice surprises.

    Get it from Birchbox for $10/month for beauty and $10/month for grooming.

    17. A set of packing cubes to keep your suitcase organized and expertly packed during this year's travels. These have over 6,000 five-star Amazon reviews! The people love them and you will too.,

    The set comes with four cubes of different sizes as well as a drawstring bag for shoes. Never attempt to shield your crisp white shirt from a dirty shoe by wedging clean socks between them again!

    Promising review: "Wow — why did it take me so long to buy something like this?! I recently packed for a work conference that was out of the country and decided to try these out to keep myself more organized. What a fantastic idea that was! By rolling everything, I was able to fit six pairs of pants into the large cube with room to spare, 12 shirts/sweaters in the second largest cube, and all my pajamas, socks, undershirts, bras, and underwear in the last two, all with extra room available if I needed it. My suitcase was impressively organized and clean if I do say so myself. I also threw four pairs of shoes into the drawstring bag that comes with everything, so that was a nice little addition as well. I highly recommend these cubes. They felt very durable, fit perfectly into my checked bag, and managed to store a lot more than I expected. I don't plan to ever travel without them again!" —cmr113

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

    18. A Care/of subscription so you have a personalized vitamin regimen. I know, you haven't thought about vitamins since 1997 — that's why a single pack everyday is perf!

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on Care/of for more info!

    Get it from Care/of starting at $5/month.

    19. A Baggu tote that will help you reduce the amount of plastic bags you use. This guy folds into a little pouch so you can stick it in your car/purse/anywhere and *actually* remember to bring it shopping.

    Need some inspo to cut down on your plastic bag use this year? Check out "15 Facts That Will Make You Never Use Plastic Bags Again!"

    Promising review: "This is my second Baggu purchase. I have previously purchased one other standard nylon Baggu as well as the baby Baggu, which I frequently use to carry my lunch or for small shopping errands. I love that the Baggu of any size is so lightweight and can be folded up neatly into a pouch to drop into a purse, trunk, wherever. I keep one in my handbag, office desk drawer and car, and have found it much easier to avoid unnecessary usage of plastic shopping bags. It also takes up a lot less space than my other reusable bags, which makes storing them convenient and easy. Finally, the best part is that the Baggu is washable, which means no worrying about getting it dirty over time. Overall, this has been a great product that I would recommend to anyone looking to reduce plastic bag usage with a much more reliable and convenient carry option." —MFarrington

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in 31 colors).

    20. A set of produce bags to make sure you don't get stuck putting plastic bags in your reusable one! Full commitment, baby!

    Promising review: "I've been using these for a few months now, and am impressed with their durability. I've been really working on reducing the amount of waste I produce with my lifestyle, and this has helped a lot. Much less plastic being used unnecessarily! Canvas bags are step one, and these are step two to green-ifying your grocery routine. The bags are see-through enough that grocery store checkers can tell what's in them, which is also great. The size is good too — just slightly smaller than the typical plastic produce bag." —stormymonday

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.

    21. A Diva Cup because if you are a person with a period, you probably have a thousand tampon and pad horror stories. The cup is an ~amazing~ upgrade if it's something you think might be right for your body!

    Cups only need to be changed every 12 hours, meaning you're free to live! Your! Life! Cleanup during your cycle is as easy as washing it with Diva Wash or gentle soap between uses when possible, and post-cycle care requires boiling your cup to sanitize it. Need some advice from people who have bravely forged the menstrual cup path before you? Check them out in this roundup of tips!

    Promising review: "This is one of the best inventions ever. I want to scream to the world, 'ASK ME ABOUT MY CUP!!!' I won't, but seriously, this is by FAR one of the best things I've ever purchased. Such a cost-efficient solution to a problem we can't avoid, and the best part is I can't even feel it. Aside from the usual cramping, I don't feel like I'm on my period at all. It's super comfortable and I don't bleed NEARLY as much as I thought I did. I always purchased supers for the first two days of my period! Tampons are so misleading. I'm able to easily go the full 12 hours without having to worry about leaks, changing, discomfort or forgetting my tampons at home. This thing is a game changer." —Ashfont

    Get a size one cup from Amazon for $27.79 and a size two cup for $25.65.

    22. An Instant Pot to help you achieve your resolution of cooking and eating at home more. This 6-in-1 beauty significantly cuts cooking and clean-up time, making it easy to actually do the thing.

    In case you haven't heard, people love the Instant Pot's versatility! It's 6-in-1 functions include: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, steamer, and warmer. Wowza!

    Promising review: "I've had this for only two weeks and I swear I haven't touched my stove or pans. So easy to use and so many functions. You can sauté meat, make hardboiled eggs, rice and beans, and steamed vegetables in a matter of minutes. The Instant Pot community is large, and there are always recipes to be shared. So simple to use and clean. I've made anything from perfectly hard boiled eggs whose shells just fall off on their own, to soups, to Mongolian beef, and spaghetti! I am so glad I jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon and cannot wait to purchase accessories in the future to make cheesecake and other things." —yestfl

    Get a from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three-, six-, and eight-quart sizes).

    23. A classic pair of Dr. Martens for very literally kicking this year's butt.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $140 for women's (available in sizes 6–10) and $150 for men's (available in sizes 8–13).

    24. Some realistic extensions so you can switch up your hairstyle NOW without having to wait *LOL* a few years for it to grow out.

    Learn more about how these extensions give you major bang for your buck in BuzzFeed's full write-up.

    Promising review (above): "I can't believe all the money I've spent on natural hair extensions until i got these ones. OMG I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. Thank you so much for this product!!! In the picture I'm wearing only one and you can tell how good they are" —JE

    Get them from Amazon for $9.49 (available in four lengths and three colors).

    25. A makeup eraser towel that makes removing makeup before bed SO EASY. Repeat after me: "I [insert name here] solemnly swear to remove my makeup before bed every night for the next 365 days."

    Taylor Miller

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Makeup Eraser and find out why it was chosen by BuzzFeed Reviews as the best mid-range makeup remover.

    Promising review: "I purchased this based on some positive reviews, and they can't even touch how amazing this product is. When I purchased it, I did so because I was tired of using mascara removers and washing my face and still having mascara or makeup on a makeup pad while swiping toner on my face. Well, that problem is now gone. This product seriously does what it says — it erases makeup! I could not believe the way it removed my makeup the first time I used it! You use it for a week, toss it in the wash, and use it again. I was wondering how it would clean up in the laundry, and it looked brand new. No mascara was left after it went through the wash. I will be purchasing a second one and hoping that they continue to make this product as it is with no changes. It is amazing, and if you're considering purchasing it, do it! No more chemicals to remove that makeup!" —StaceyB

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    26. A clip-on ring light for anyone looking to up their selfie game and face the new year through their forward-facing camera.,

    The ring light has three brightness levels and is even rechargeable!

    Promising review: "I ordered this light two weeks ago, and for the price I was surprised with how good the product was. There are three brightness settings, and it's very easy to use. It comes with a charger, and it lasts throughout the day. I highly recommend this for better photos! It gives a natural light effect." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    27. A set of nesting bowls and measuring spoons so you can finally live the organized kitchen drawer life you've always dreamt of. Bowls not clattering onto your head every time you open a cabinet? Incredible.

    Promising review: "This bowl and measuring set is great for someone who wants to add some color to their kitchen but doesn't want to give up a lot of space. I have a small kitchen with limited cabinet space, so this set was the perfect solution to my issue. The bowls are very sturdy and work well and the measuring set is great. It is nice to have everything all in one place and not have to search for a bowl or a cup to measure when cooking. I take this out and I am ready to cook. The non-slip base on the bowls is a nice feature and keeps the bowl in place while mixing ingredients." —Trickster

    Get a nine-piece set from Amazon for $29.88.

    28. A Hydro Flask to help you stay hydrated allllll the time. All the cool people are doing it. Yes, I'm trying to peer pressure you into drinking water this year.,

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's glowing review of the Hydro Flask for more info!

    Promising review: "This is a great water bottle. I tested it by filling it with chilled water and taking it to the beach. It was a very hot day, the sun was beating down, and the sand was hot. I had the bottle out the whole time on the sand for several hours and the water remained very cold. I've also kept it in a hot car running errands on a 90+ degree day and again, the water stays refreshingly cold. I bought a second Hydro Flask for my desk at work, and the colors are so pretty. I bought one in mint and another in raspberry. It would also make a great gift. Highly recommend!" —AB

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in four sizes and 16 colors).

    29. A mail-holder and key rack that will prevent you from losing track of your keys ever again. I'm leaving picking the lock to my *own* apartment in 2018, and I suggest you join me.

    Promising review: "I live in an apartment, and this is absolutely perfect! I'm always losing my keys and letting the mail take up the whole table. Now I don't have the clutter, and I know exactly where my keys are!" — Chryssie Hoernig

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    30. A quick makeup brush cleaning sponge because having to wash your makeup brushes to switch colors is so 2000-and-late. Simply swipe your brush on this sponge and *voila*; it's clean!

    Promising review: "Let's face it, cleaning your makeup brushes is a chore! This handy tool is phenomenal for those who like to use multiple colors in one look or someone who uses the same brush for everything. You use this dry and simply run your brushes across the dry sponge which knocks the excess color off your brush and allows you to use it again and again before you really have to wash it. After several uses you can lift the dry sponge out of the container and actually see the little flakes of powders in the bottom of the tin. I also wash this when I was my brushes, just use the same brush cleaner and warm water to clean this and it's like new and ready to use again once it dries." —That Girl Tara

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    31. A copy of The Old Farmer's Almanac for brushing up on this year's fun facts, moon phases, trends, astronomical charts, and miscellany. Your trivia team is about to get so much better.

    Promising review: "Like many, I purchased the Old Farmer’s Almanac for weather predictions, but it’s so much more! Do you want to know how to make your own pickles or sausage at home? Or grow plants by the moon phase? Did you know there was a total Lunar Eclipse in January the whole USA could see?! Or maybe you want to try the award winning recipes of the year. Whether you are an obscure scientific fact buff, a homemaker, a farmer or, like many of us, none of these but just want to dabble in the old-timey arts, this almanac is for you. Really, something for everyone. Interesting and so much fun." —Sally B.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.18.

    32. A new Kindle Paperwhite to keep up with this year's hot book releases or cross some classics off your list. It has twice the storage as previous models and is WATERPROOF. Pencil "Kindle and a bathbomb" into your planner every Saturday for forever.

    Check out BuzzFeed's ~deep dive~ on the new Kindle in this full write-up.

    Promising review: "Love this as an upgrade to my very old kindle. It’s nice that it lights up but still is paperwhite. It doesn’t hurt your eyes or over-stimulate so you ruin going to sleep. Light and much more user-friendly than my last one. Excited for the waterproof-ness so I can take to pool and beach and not be nervous!" —Jamie G

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    33. A set of Mario Badescu sprays. Entering the new year in a cloud of refreshing mist is a baller move that I support fully.

    The aloe, cucumber, and green tea mist invigorates skin, and the aloe, herbs, and rosewater mist hydrates. Ahhhh, my skin feels better just writing that.

    Promising review: "I've been buying Mario Badescu products for over a decade. They are top of the line and if they claim their product does it, you can guarantee it does what it says! I use the cucumber spray on my yoga clients as a refreshing mist while practicing outdoors. My clients always ask where I got this spray. It’d be a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer." —Chrystal

    Get them from Amazon for $14.

    34. An Oculus Go, a personal VR headset that allows you to play games, watch movies, or just hang out with your long-distance pals, all in virtual reality. Maybe the "new you" is virtual?!


    Read about one BuzzFeeder's love of her Oculus Go in her full review!

    Promising review: "I always loved the idea of VR but could never be bothered to buy a PC (I'm a Mac user). It also sounded expensive for a gimmick. At $199 with no other requirements, it's an easy buy and is set up in five minutes. I've had tons of fun and have used it every day I've had it so far. Great concept, great execution! I showed it to a couple of friends and almost everyone wants to get one of their own. Would highly recommend this to anyone who is just a casual user like myself." —Simmenfl

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    35. A Tile Mate with a replaceable battery so you can track any of your belongings and find them if they're lost. Yes, even the most valuable thing of all: a pet!

    Attach the Tile to any of your valuables, and track it through an app on your phone! You can even have the Tile make a noise to help you find items that are out of sight.

    Promising review (left photo): "I've been using Tiles for several years now, and this is the big product upgrade I've been waiting for — the replaceable battery. When you combine this with the extended range and louder ring tone, I've put them on everything valuable now! We've got them on all our car keys, backpacks/purses, wallets, suitcases, kids' backpacks, bikes, and now even our dogs, as you can see from the photo!" —Tech geek

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    36. A Clinique chubby stick. *Clears throat* OUR LIPS ARE TIRED OF BEING MATTE. We simply cannot continue down the matte road without our lips crumbling into dust. This stick combines lip balm and lipstick to refresh your pout *with* color payoff.

    Promising review: "I much prefer tinted lip balms to traditional lipstick, and I couldn't wait to try this. It lives up to the hype, is very moisturizing, and lasts longer than I expected. I got Whole Lotta Honey (a pinky-nude that I think would be flattering on anyone) and Fuller Fig, which was the perfect pink-brown color I was searching for. Leaves lips soft and smooth, and I will definitely buy more." —sephoraholic30

    Get it from Sephora for $18.50 (available in 15 shades).

    37. A new pair of eyeglasses from Warby Parker to help you see the upcoming year through a new ~lens~.

    Warby Parker,

    Get them from Warby Parker starting at $95.

    38. An aerograden from BuzzFeed's Goodful line that will help you grow herbs in your very own home, no matter the season and no matter your level of negligence! Ah, the sweet taste of low effort and high payoff.


    The aerograden features LED grow lights as well as a system to remind you when to add water and plant food, ensuring your plants have everything they need to thrive! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Aerogarden. Spoiler alert: it works! Even in a dark New York City apartment.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection, exclusively Macy's for $99.99 (originally $189.99, available in two colors).

    39. A compact portable charger so you'll NEVER hit 1% again. Is there anything more nerve-wracking than a low battery? I think not.

    This mini charger holds a full charge for an iPhone eight, essentially giving your phone an extra life.

    Promising review: "I purchased several of these as gifts for my office staff. Each of them are still in use, and each of those co-workers are still quite happy with them. The finish is nice on them, and the indicator led switches colors to let you know how much juice is left in the battery. Green is charged, yellow is semi-charged, and red is nearly or depleted. It also starts to flash red once it's about to be completely drained. It charges quickly, and it holds the charge for quite some time." —Felix T. Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    40. A KitchenAid stand mixer, because 2018 was a hard year for all of us, and we deserve some freaking cookies.

    The mixer has a five-quart stainless steel bowl and comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, and a pouring shield to help you whip up any delectable bake with ease. In search of some more info? Read up on why a KitchenAid just might change your life.

    Promising review: "If you're trying to decide what brand mixer is right for you, stop now and purchase a KitchenAid. Yes, they're more expensive than other brands, but they last. And really, a mixer is an appliance you should only buy once in your life (my mom still has hers from the '70s and uses it often!). Not only does this appliance work as a mixer (it comes with a beater, whisk, and very useful dough hook), but I also use it constantly with the KitchenAid ice cream attachment. The KitchenAid pasta attachment is also easy to use with the mixer, as is the meat grinder. This mixer does the work for you and will make cooking and baking so much easier. You'll wonder how you ever survived without it!" —Susie Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $275.95 (available in 44 colors).

    Happy New Year, bbs! It's gonna be a good one!!!!

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