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    Just 31 Random Products We Really Love

    Glossier hand cream, a yogurt maker, lightning bolt eye masks, and other products we (the BuzzFeed Shopping team) truly adore.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A nail-strengthening solution for helping to restore and protect damaged nails, so they can grow to be healthy.

    A person applying the nail strengthening solution to their nails

    "I wore acrylic sets faithfully before the quarantine hit. When I finally fixed my heart to soak off what would be my last full set for a lonnnng time, I had this in my bathroom and began using it regularly along with tea tree oil for my cuticles. Within a month, my nails started to look healthy although they had broken off during my soak-off session. After three months, my nails look even healthier and I'm 100% sure they're stronger now since I broke my pinky nail and it grew back WITHIN A WEEK like it hadn't even happened. YES, I now have supernails, LOL! I also love the very subtle pink shade of this treatment because it gives my nails a natural nude look that I can wear alone but when I wear it underneath other nail polish colors, it doesn't interfere with the other shade." β€”Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12.

    2. A Crock-Pot that is sure to become your new favorite appliance. All you need to do is plug it into an outlet, put your ingredients for whatever you plan on making inside, turn the switch to your desired heat level, cover, and then go about your day.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Be sure to check out my colleague's full review of the wonderful Crock-Pot!

    "Kitchen gadgetry has come a long way. But when it comes to making immensely delicious, simple, comforting home-cooked meals, I don't think there's anything better than the Crock-Pot. Slow cooking is inarguably the best kind of cooking, BUT making time to dote on a bubbling dish on the stove all day is just...not it. The Crock-Pot allows you to dump in all of your ingredients in the morning, go about your business all day, and then sit down to the most amazing meal you've ever made eight hours later after barely lifting a finger. I have a 6-quart Crock-Pot and we always have SO many leftovers. So all my meal planning-heads: This is a fantastic way to yield simple, delectable dishes for the week.

    And it may look difficult to clean, but think again! The stoneware insert and lid are dishwasher-safe, but even when I've lived in apartments without a dishwasher, I haven't had much trouble getting stuck-on food out of there. As for the shiny exterior, a simple wipe-down should suffice!" β€”Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $31.49+ (available in three sizes, and three colors). If you're feeling like the heart eyes emoji right now looking at Rachel's red Crock-Pot in the picture above, get it from Amazon for $47.16.

    3. A T-shirt for spreading a powerful message β€” every size is a sample size β€” from Chromat, a company that encourages other designers to sample clothing in a range of sizes, while offering swim- and athletic-wear in a wide range of sizes. Plus, this tee specifically is super comfy and can be worn in so many different ways!

    A person wearing the "Sample Size" T-shirt
    Tawni Bannister

    "Known for their A+ representation of all bodies, genders, and races both online and at their runway shows, Chromat offers a wide range of fashionable swimwear and athletic wear. This T-shirt is one of their popular standout items and a great message to promote all throughout the year. The unisex fit tee is made from 100% heavyweight cotton and after seeing it on the S/S 2019 runway, I had to have it. I thought about it for a while, because I know $60 can seem like a lot for a T-shirt, but I finally snagged it this year and have no regrets! It's comfy and versatile β€” I wear it layered over dresses, with skirts, jeans, shorts... anything! It's definitely one of my favorite shirts." –Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Chromat for $60 (available in sizes 3XLβ€”4XL).

    4. A hand cream that absorbs into skin fast and features nutrient-rich moisturizing ingredients such as meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract to leave hands feeling soft, smooth, hydrated, and smelling yummy.


    It's suited for all skin types and free of GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, and nuts.

    "I've been using this hand cream for a couple of months now and it's my favorite one (sadly, my other hand creams have been relegated to the back of the drawer). It doesn't leave behind a sticky residue but leaves my hands feeling silky smooth for hours. Love!" β€”Yi Yang

    Get it from Glossier for $18.

    5. A ticket stub diary for the perfect spot to preserve ticket stubs, wristbands, and other memorabilia from concerts, sporting events, plays, and other fun events you have fond memories of.

    The ticket stub book

    "Last year I got this for my dad! I thought it was a perfect gift considering it was for a man who once wore the wristband from the Springsteen concert he attended on his birthday for a whole year, and that's not an exaggeration." β€”Katy Herman

    Get it from $6.11/diary, or $9.51/hardcover.

    6. A yogurt maker so you can whip up delicious homemade yogurt just the way you like it. Whether you want Greek, plant milk-based, flavored (coffee yogurt, anyone?), or even just plain β€” you can make it and enjoy however you prefer!

    Kathryn Wolk / Via, Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Need more convincing? Check out my colleague's review of the fabulous Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker.

    "My mother kept talking about making her own yogurt, so I bought her the Euro Cuisine for Mother's Day. Since then, we've both been making our own homemade yogurt often using this simple and affordable gadget. The only ingredients you need are milk (dairy or non-dairy) and any plain store-bought yogurt (you'll use a small amount of this yogurt as a starter culture). The type of milk and yogurt you use will determine the final taste and texture of your homemade yogurt. I personally like plain, Greek-style yogurt topped with granola and berries, but the yogurt maker contains instructions for making flavored yogurt with fresh fruit, preserved fruit, coffee, jam, and more." β€”Hannah Loewentheil

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    7. High-waisted mesh bike shorts that are super comfy and cute and great for wearing during workouts, lounging around the house, or running errands.


    "I own these in pink. They're not only cute, but SO sturdy and durable for intense workouts, including running. I was worried too that the seams might pinch at the legs, but they don't, and they stay in place very well when you're moving. That said, if you're between sizes, I'd definitely go a size up! (I def did.)" β€”Emma Lord

    Get them from Aerie for $26.21 (available in six colors, and sizes 2XSβ€”2XL).

    8. An SPF50+ tattoo stick to help hydrate and protect your tattoos from sweat and water, without giving your skin a greasy, oily feel like other SPFs can.

    INK the original, Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    This is 100% vegan and cruelty-free as well as free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, and petroleum.

    "There β€” and I cannot stress this enough β€” are VERY little skincare products out there made specifically for tattoos, so this INK sunscreen stick (and their entire collection) is an actual godsend. I regularly use their tattoo brightener and it's like food for my tattoos: It's nourishing, hydrating, and my tattoos truly look like they were just inked β€” especially my hummingbird (pictured) that features fine lines." β€”Kayla Suazo

    Get it from INK the original for $29.95.

    9. A foam pillow that's soft, extremely comfy, supportive, and cool β€” basically all the things you want in a pillow compacted into one great pillow!

    The pillow
    Tuft & Needle

    "I actually own this! I have never been able to find a pillow that supported my (always aching) neck, while also being comfortable enough to enjoy sleeping on. Not until I got this. It's squishy, sturdy, and super satisfying. I sleep hot and I love how cool it stays throughout the night. I can tell that I am falling asleep faster, sleeping deeper, and waking up feeling more comfortable." β€”Mal Mower

    Get it from Tuft & Needle for $75+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A brown sugar body scrub for giving your skin the exfoliation it truly deserves β€” your entire body feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated? All at the same time? Yep!

    The brown sugar body scrub

    "I’ve never been more in love with a body scrub!! I wanted an exfoliating scrub that would slough off dry skin but simultaneously moisturize and bought this because of all the super moisturizing oils listed as ingredients. When you open the jar, you can see that the sugar is literally saturated in the oil mixture. It exfoliates really well and leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated for days! I used this all summer and literally glowed! You’ll love this so much."Β β€”Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    11. A sleep pod that's essentially like an adult swaddle. It applies gentle, calming pressure that'll feel like a hug when you use it to help you relax and de-stress.

    Hug Sleep

    "I have one of these and cannot recommend it enough. I love to be tucked in or have some pressure on me when I sleep, but a weighted blanket can be just too much sometimes, especially during the summer in an apartment with no AC. The sleep pod keeps me nice and cozy but is breathable, so I don't get overheated. Added bonus of bringing the chances of my uncovered feet being grabbed by monsters in the night down to 0%." β€”Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Hug Sleep for $89.99 (available in three sizes).

    12. A pair of moccasins you'll basically want to live in the second you try them on. Who needs real shoes when you can just wear slippers 24/7? Not me.

    John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

    Check out my colleague's review of these amazing L.L. Bean Moccasins.

    "I've had my mocs for well over five years and they are still kicking. Even though the genuine shearling lamb fur interior is a bit worn down after so much use, they still feel like a super cozy hug every single time I put them on. I even wear them during the summer months now and they're not sweaty at all.

    The thing that really puts these ahead of a more traditional pair of mocs is the flexible but durable outsole. That means no slipping on the wet kitchen floor, no sliding on rugs or carpet, and plenty of grip wherever you may roam as long as you're not too far from home. You could walk the dog in these but then you'd have to take them off around the house, and that kind of defeats their intended purpose." β€”John Mihaly

    Get them from L.L. Bean for $79 (available in five colors, sizes 7β€”14, and medium and wide widths).

    13. A dry shampoo ideal for all hair types that will help absorb excess oils and impurities and leave your mane feeling fresh and revived. Plus, it smells sooo good!

    The dry shampoo
    @aveda / Via

    "When I was in a wedding, the hair stylist had this in her bag. Before photos she whipped it out and spritzed some into our hair. It revived us from the humidity and gave our mane some unbelievable volume that lasted throughout the night. I loved it so much I immediately went out and bought a bottle for myself. And, hello, it's Aveda, so of course it smells heavenly." β€”Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Aveda for $31.

    14. An aromatherapy diffuser for relaxing with the scent of your favorite oils β€” whether you're looking to unwind, or trying to forget about stressful distractions and focus your energy on more important things.

    "I originally got this diffuser for my mom as a birthday gift, but it's become a family favorite. I like plugging it in the living room and having the essential oils steam through the air while I work. It definitely helps relax my mind and makes me feel calmer. It's a nice little way to help me get in the zone for tackling tasks." β€”Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three finishes).

    15. A lace bralette that's both supportive and comfortable. Yes, bralettes like that exist. No, we're not lying. Go see for yourself!


    "I've been wearing this bralette almost every day since quarantine began. It is so comfortable, there is no spillage, and it washes extremely well." β€”AnaMaria Glavan

    Get it from Soma for $14.99+ (available in four colors, and sizes Sβ€”3XL).

    16. Exfoliating gloves to help leave your skin feeling smooth after shower time. But hey, if you're not looking to exfoliate your skin, you can get creative with these. BuzzFeed Editor Mal Mower uses these to help bathe her hairless cats.

    "My husband and I use these on our (hairless) cats and it has made bathtime much more efficient! The cats love being pet and it makes lathering so much easier. Ever tried to wash a cat's armpit? I'm pretty sure it's only possible thanks to these." β€”Mal Mower

    Get a pack of four pairs (eight total) from Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A pair of pretty midi hoop earrings you may never wanna take off, nor should you! They're super cute, go ahead and rock them all day, every day.

    Tyler Hayward

    "FYI, I have been wearing these earrings for the past year. Showering with them. Sleeping with them. Eating with them. The works! They have not tarnished one bit and look like I just got 'em yesterday." β€”AnaMaria Glavan

    Get them from Mejuri for $50 (available in two colors).

    18. A reusable shopping bag that can hold two to three plastic grocery bags worth of items that'll be less wasteful than constantly using plastic bags, and will make for a stylish, fun addition to your shopping outings.

    @baggu / Via, @baggu / Via

    "Lately, I've been feeling like I'm drowning in plastic bags. There just simply aren't enough ways to reuse them in my house and they keep piling up. In an effort to take back my kitchen storage and stop producing so much plastic waste, I've been trying to carry around reusable bags. Baggu makes the absolute perfect grocery tote! Each one can hold about two to three plastic grocery bags worth of stuff. They're sturdy but super thin, so they don't take up a lot of space when not in use. Plus they're just really cute! I have a Snoopy pattern that's just too adorable for words." β€”Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Amazon or Baggu for $12+ (available in various styles).

    19. A nighttime hydrating facial oil infused with lavender to help calm you down before bedtime and help to soften the skin and lock in moisture.

    The nighttime hydrating facial oil

    "I have this facial oil and I'm a big fan. It's not super oily, feels really lightweight, and smells fantastic. It's infused with lavender so not only does it help soothe you to sleep, it can also help calm your mind (which is great if you have a hard time turning your brain off before bed)." β€”Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    20. A fan/space heater β€” you decide which one you need it for. Great for cooling down a room during the hot summer months, and making it feel toasty and warm when it's chilly outside.

    The fan/space heater

    "This fan has changed my life β€” not kidding. I'm one of those people that is freezing when I go to sleep but then wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat. This product has SOLVED that issue for me. It comes with a little remote that I leave under my pillow and can adjust the temperature as needed. I also love that it has a timer option and an easy-to-clean filter." β€”Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $84.98+ (available in two sizes, two styles, and three designs).

    21. A short sleeve split maxi you'll wanna order in every color β€” it's a comfortable, stylish option you can throw on and wear anytime.


    "I have this maxi and love it! It's a great 'I don't feel like thinking about my outfit this morning' type of dress. It's made with a nice soft, fabric that feels substantial but isn't too heavy for summer. Sometimes you just wanna throw a shapeless bag over your body and go, you know?" β€”Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in 10 colors, and sizes XSβ€”L).

    22. Lightning bolt eye masks to aid in minimizing the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles, as well as giving your skin a brighter complexion. Not to mention the number of selfies you'll wanna take while using these.

    INN Beauty Project, Genevieve Scarano / BuzzFeed

    Be sure to check out my colleague's review on the incredible INN Beauty Project's Electrify Lightning Bolt Eye Masks.

    "Long story short, I was scrolling through Instagram one night and I was totally captivated by these lightning bolt eye masks on INN Beauty Project's feed. I'm so glad I decided to try them out. These eye masks are designed to help minimize puffiness, reduce dark circles, and give you a brighter complexion. They feature key ingredients like caffeine, starfruit, and indigo that work together to give your skin a major boost. Plus, they're cruelty-free, don't contain sulfates, parabens, or phthalates, and they're reusable!

    When I received them in the mail, it happened to be a busy week: Between work, FaceTiming friends, catching up on my latest quarantine book, and working out, I was really tired and my eyes showed it. Putting on these little helpers was the best part though: As I gently applied them under my eyes, I couldn't help but feel like some sort of superhero saving the day (and my skin). Within a few minutes, I felt this cooling sensation under my eyes. It was really relaxing to just sit for 10 minutes with these little masks on. (And to be honest, I really needed some self-care time.) Once 10 minutes went by, I gently peeled off the masks and observed the results: My tiny under eye bags were almost gone and my skin looked a little brighter." β€”Genevieve Scarano

    Get a pack of four from INN Beauty Project for $18.

    23. Satin pillowcases that are similar to silk pillowcases, but easier to wash and great for waking up in the morning with less frizzy hair. Plus, if you find yourself waking up with lines on your face from your cotton pillowcases, these may help prevent that, too!


    "These will give you similar results to silk pillowcases, just without the hard-to-wash factor. I have a set of these in 'Dark Gray' and adore them. I even pack them when I go on vacation so I know my hair will be smoother, despite whatever hotel pillowcase situation I may be dealing with. At home, I have several sets of pillowcases and rotate them out weekly (at least). I can tell a difference in the level of frizz in my hair between when I sleep on these or cotton pillowcases. Also when you sleep on these, you don't wake up with lines on your face... as a side/stomach sleeper, I'm forever waking up with lines on my face from cotton pillowcases!!!" –Elizabeth Lilly

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 23 colors, and four sizes).

    24. Silicone mats, so when you're done using your hot styling tools, you can give yourself some peace of mind knowing they're on a safe surface.

    A reviewer photo of a curling iron and flat iron on the silicone mat

    "I recently bought this because I have a very small bathroom with no safe areas to set down my hair straightener. With this silicone mat, I can turn any flat surface into a resting spot for my heat styling tools. It's brought me so much convenience on a daily basis and I can easily take it with me on a trip as well. 10/10 would recommend." β€”Yi Yang

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.74 (available in two colors).

    25. A pair of Puma training sneakers that come in some sleek, but fun color choices, are super supportive, and give some nice cushioning, so your feet feel good comfy even when you're doing a high-impact workout.


    "I recently snagged a pair of these and I'm a huge fan. They're really supportive and I love the fun accents of color throughout the shoe (I have the white, black, and hot pink ones but love the black and gold option as well). I like that they come up a little higher around the ankle for extra cushioning during my workouts. Will definitely continue to add these into my sneaker rotation." β€”Heather Braga

    Get them from Puma for $90 (available in four styles, and sizes 5.5β€”11).

    26. An anti-chafe stick so even the hottest of temperatures, the strongest of sun rays, and the longest of walks won't lead to painful, uncomfy chafing.

    The anti-chafe stick
    Queen V

    "I once visited Walt Disney World in the midst of a heat wave β€” it was 95 degrees every day and essentially felt like walking on the surface of the sun for a week. It was DEFINITELY not ideal for anyone who has a tendency to chafe. I generously applied 'Rub Me The Right Way' first thing in the morning before putting my jean shorts on and it was a game changer. Usually in heat like that I'd end up with painful irritations on my inner thighs, but not this time! I reapplied as needed throughout the 15 hour days, but honestly only once or twice. I'll be using this miracle product every summer." β€”Heather Braga

    Get it from Queen V for $12.

    27. A TubShroom that'll collect hair as it goes down the drain, so it doesn't ever have a chance to clog it.

    "I recently bought one of these and I can't believe I've waited all these years! I used to have a traditional strainer that would block the water flow as soon as a few hairs got caught in it (and I would have to fish out a clump of hair every five minutes or so). No more! This gadget catches all the hairs (so you don't end up with a clogged drain) and still allows the water to go down. I literally cannot stop talking about it." β€”Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    28. An eyeshadow palette with a coffee theme, so you'll have a macchiato, a double shot, a cold brew, an espresso, and more all available at your fingertips without needing to wait on line at the Starbucks drive-thru, or buy a fancy schmancy coffee machine β€” unless of course, you wanna drink it, too.

    Winky Lux

    "I own and love this eyeshadow palette! Every single shade is highly wearable β€” there are enough mattes and shimmers to create both natural day looks and dramatic night looks." β€”Yi Yang

    Get it from Winky Lux for $25.

    29. A custom plush doll that'll make for an adorable (or hilarious, depending on how you see fit) gift for your loved one. Or hey, gift one to yourself! Whatever you decide, we support it.

    A plush doll of BuzzFeed Editor Mal Mower next to a picture of Mal wearing the same outfit as the doll

    "I never knew what a doll I was until I got this li'l cutie in my life. The design process is simple and super satisfying. Just upload a photo with the outfit you want the doll to have, approve the check made by the designers, and wait on your incredible custom piece! Get ready to have your self esteem hit unhealthily happy levels." β€”Mal Mower

    Get it from Budsies for $99.

    30. CeraVe moisturizing cream for those looking for an all-around great moisturizer that's gentle on sensitive, dry skin.

    The CeraVe moisturizing cream
    @cerave / Via

    This is a favorite for my sensitive skin. This is literally the only moisturizer out of all the ones I've tried β€” and I've tried a lot β€” that doesn't leave my skin burning or tingling after applying. Oh, and also, it has seriously cleared my skin, win/win. For real, I'd been dealing with super dry skin since the weather started getting colder in the fall. I've always had sensitive skin, but this year, my skin was feeling EXTRA sensitive, and even simple things like applying makeup was burning my skin. This stuff has helped tremendously. It moisturizes my skin gently, doesn't burn like so many other expensive/name-brand moisturizers I've tried, and has also helped clear-up my breakouts, which was a very unexpected, but highly welcomed surprise! This stuff is free of fragrance and oil, is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and nonirritating.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    31. A sunscreen that'll give your skin lots of much-needed protection from harmful rays of sun. Please don't "forget" to apply sunscreen! I get it, it's an annoying task, but you wanna know what's more annoying? Your body being in constant pain and needing to be continuously covered in aloe!! (Yes, I am speaking from personal experience!)

    The sunscreen

    "This is the sunscreen I used the year I went to all four days of Bonnaroo and left without even the HINT of a sunburn. I think I'm the only person to ever escape a Bonnaroo burn in the history of the festival, and I give full credit to Banana Boat." β€”Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97, or Target for $11.39.

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