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    20 Products That’ll Make You Feel A Little Bit Less Like A Human Potato

    I see you trying.

    1. This cult-favourite Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater that'll cool you down and make you smell nice, even if you haven't showered in a while. It’s made with all-natural ingredients, so it’s perfect for any skin type, and it works great as a toner or over makeup.

    2. A scalp massager that'll release all the tension in your head as well as stimulate the roots of your hair. This little tool also helps you get through the tough knots that you've been neglecting so you'll finally be able to run a brush through your mane with no problem.

    3. Some pimple patches that’ll soothe your angry spots and draw all of the gunk out of them, so they dry and heal faster — which is helpful if you haven’t been treating your face as kindly as it deserves. Reviewers say these bad boys help with regular pimples as well as hormonal acne!

    4. Or a soothing face mask to treat yourself to for a little at-home spa moment. The pink clay will help to draw out toxins, and the witch hazel and kelp will tighten up the look of your pores, so you'll finally be ready to take a new selfie for your Hinge profile. Reviewers say it's great for sensitive skin and that it feels like you're having a pamper party for your face.

    5. A pour-over filter for some cafe-quality coffee from the comfort of your own kitchen, because caffeine is the magic that turns us from potato into human. It makes a single, perfect serving right into your mug and gets rid of the need for a paper filter, so it's better for the environment. Plus, it’s way better than the stuff from a percolator or instant coffee (shudder).

    6. Or a tea ball, if that's how you prefer to get your daily fix, because orange pekoe gives you the strength to face the world. Just pop some loose leaf tea in it, put it in a mug, pour boiling water over it, and watch your tea steep to the perfect strength.

    7. A caffeine solution that’ll help improve the look of dark under-eye circles and puffiness if you had a rager (or a good cry!) the night before, so it'll look like you've had an actual proper sleep, even if you haven't. This vegan serum works on all skin types and has no parabens or sulphates, so you can feel good about what you're putting on the sensitive eye area.

    8. A pair of minimalist gold slides that have a barely-there design paired with a square toe, because slipping into shoes that aren't ratty flipflops will instantly elevate your look. Wear these metallic bad boys and show off how cute your pedicure is.

    9. A scrub made with oat and shea butter that'll smooth, polish and moisturize your skin. It also has banana, almond, and honey extracts and a fun maple scent that'll get you smelling less like an unwashed human and more like some yummy breakfast.

    10. A pretty bra, because when was the last time you wore something other than a sports bra or a bralette? It has a little peek-a-boo transparency that'll make you feel sexy and some embroidered flowers for a super feminine vibe.

    11. Some super-skinny jeans that sit just below the waist and are fitted through the hips and thighs. Pants with an elasticized waistband are great, but putting on a pair of jeans might just make you feel more put together. It also has riveted scoop pockets at the front and patch pockets at the back, so your butt can live its best life.

    12. A jade face roller that'll soothe tension away from your face and help wake you up if you’re still half asleep (which is currently how I feel all the time). It’ll help to depuff your eyes, get rid of dark circles, reduce the look of fine lines, and promote blood circulation. You can also use it after you've put on your favourite moisturizer or serum to make sure all the product absorbs nicely.

    13. A cult-favourite mascara that'll give you and your lashes strength to face the day, because a good set of lashes just makes you feel fierce. The wand has a double curve to give your lashes instant height that won't smudge or flake on you throughout the day.

    14. An activity book that features a bunch of different kinds of puzzles to get your mind moving again, because your brain probably needs some stimulation to wake it up. One reviewer says it's the perfect balance between not too difficult and not too easy. There are 92 pages, so you'll have enough to keep you occupied for a good chunk of time.

    15. An oversized scrunchie adorned with a ribbon bow that'll give your updo a boost. Say goodbye to those sad looking, stretched-out hairbands that always pull out your hair and use something that's functional and stylish.

    16. Or a hair slide that'll keep your locks out of your face, but is way more elegant than a big bun on top of your head. Try out this vintage-inspired piece the next time you need to take a selfie to update your Hinge profile or during your next Zoom date.

    17. Some flower essence bath tea for when you need a relaxing soak to wash off the grime and actually smell like a clean human again. It's made from coarse sea salt and fragrant botanicals that'll infuse the power of nature into your bathwater.

    18. A meal kit from HelloFresh that’ll be delivered right to your door — it’ll include everything you need to make a delicious dinner, so you won't be forced to eat another watery microwaved frozen meal for awhile. You can pick from different seasonal dishes, like pesto chicken with lemony couscous, cheesy stuffed meatballs, or Mexican pork tacos! It’ll be super yummy and save you time and money.

    19. Astrophysics For People in a Hurry by everyone's favourite internet dad, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, because the world we live in is fascinating and understanding how it works might make you appreciate it a bit more. It breaks down crazy concepts like how the cosmos began and what exactly dark matter is — and he somehow manages to make it funny! It's sold over a million copies, so if you're looking to learn a bit more about the universe, this book is a good place to start.

    20. And lastly, some sunscreen, because in this house we stan sun protection. Potatoes don't need sunscreen, but humans definitely do. It has broad-spectrum SPF 50 and minerals that deflect UVA and UVB rays as well as vitamin E to protect against any sun damage. Apply it regularly and often, folks!

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