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    30 Products To Treat Yourself With That'll Also Make Your Life A Little Easier

    It's time you gave yourself a little TLC.

    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. An insertable wine aerator that'll transport you to the most luxe of vineyards by instantly infusing air into your wine in order to release its aromas.

    reviewer image of the aerator inside a wine bottle

    Promising review: “This is a simple product that's easy to use, and in my opinion, opens up red wine nicely. I've used this on relatively inexpensive bottles (approximately $5) and bottles a bit pricier (approximately $40). I felt that it helped open up the wines at both price points and allowed me to really take in the flavor and smell to fully enjoy the wine. Additionally, the pour spout eliminates wine drips after pouring, and I've enjoyed not having wine drip down the bottle, my hand, or onto the counter.” —Brandon Valdini 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    2. A set of retro Nintendo game coasters to help keep your furniture safe from watermarks while also indulging in a bit of nostalgia.

    reviewer image of eight NES game coasters

    Promising review: “My husband loved them when gifted. They are durable and long-lasting. Great novelty and conversation starter. Haven't had any leaks, and they're still as good as they day we bought them like a year or so ago!” —Alan 

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A roll-on clay face mask from Olay so you don't have to worry about making a mess when you're trying to get even, glowing skin. Say goodbye to dead skin cells and hello to healthy ones!

    image of black charcoal roll on mask tube in reviewer's hand

    Promising review: “Last night I tried the white clay mask and could feel it drying and tightening during the 10 minutes it says to leave it on for. After I washed it off I couldn't get over how soft my skin felt. The next day I kept feeling my face still in surprise at how smooth it felt. I'm so happy to have found a mask that's effortless to put on (like a deodorant stick), not messy, and comes off with no fuss.” —J. Pipher 

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92+ (available in three styles).

    4. Or a carbonated clay mask for exfoliating your pores and preventing blackheads with this one-step mask. And watch as your face gets covered in foam!

    collage of reviewer using bubble clay mask

    Check out our full review of Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask.

    Promising review: "I decided to try this mask based on the high customer rating and affordable price just to see if it would live up to the hype. I just finished washing it off my face and I have to say I do see a difference, albeit not a dramatic one. I have enlarged pores in my T-zone and issues with blackheads around my chin and after one use, my pores appear smaller and tighter and most of the smallest blackheads and bumps are gone from around my chin. I am impressed but I think with regular use it might make an even bigger difference — maybe a couple of times a week. Oh yeah, it's also really fun to watch and feel the bubbles foaming up on your face!" —Elisabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. An Essence mascara if you're looking for bold and intense lashes even *you* will think came from falsies. Salon quality at a fraction of the cost? Yes, please!

    a reviewer with mascara on their left eye

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews of products but this one is worth it!!! I loooove it! For the price, it is the best mascara I have ever used, hands down! My lashes are short and very light-colored. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t smudge and is reasonably easy to remove with makeup remover. My new fave mascara for sure!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Check out BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd's Essence Lash Princess mascara review!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    6. A Bed Head diffuser hair dryer whose ceramic tech will help tame frizz without causing heat damage. There's even a cool air button for setting your curly hair in the style you want!


    Promising review: "I’ve used lots of diffusers over the years, but none of them have been effective as this one. It dries my hair and builds in volume and curls. I don’t wash my hair daily, so on days when my hair is dry, I dampen it lightly with my fingers and dry it again. Sometimes I’ll use a curling cream to create more dramatic curls, but they are softer without the product, and I can go longer without a wash. This is a super dryer for enhancing your curls." —J M

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97.

    7. Or a Revlon hot-air brush that'll dry, style, and add volume to your hair in one fell swoop! With this oval brush, you can say goodbye to tangles and frizz.,

    Have coilier hair? The Revlon paddle brush hair dryer might work better for you!

    Promising review: "Amazing product. I wish I found this 20 years ago!! I have naturally curly hair and enjoy a nice blowout without having that pin straight 'burnt' flat iron look. This product helped me achieve the blowout look in about five minutes (yes, five!). When it comes to hair, I’m a super novice and this is by far the easiest most effective (inexpensive) blowout. I would give this more than five stars if I could. Where has it been all my life?!?!" —Sara Kovach

    Get it from Amazon for $34.88+ (available in seven colors).

    8. A dual Samsung phone sanitizer and charger so sleek it'll fit seamlessly into your decor. If you're a clean freak whose phone is chronically at 1% battery, this super-cool gadget has got you covered.

    a phone in the sanitizer

    Promising review: “Wow! I was genuinely impressed! I put my phone in with the usual amount of touchscreen smudges from a day's use. All I did was plug it in, put my phone inside, press the button, and wait. It gave a beep when it was done and I pulled my SHINY AND CLEAN phone out! I expected it to disinfect the phone on a microbial level but it came out looking like it went through a power wash cycle!! I’m all in and I want a sanitizer box now also for larger items. The possibilities with this one are already extensive though. Pens, keys, glasses, earplugs, game controller, hair ties, and remotes so far!!! Wowie! I’m so happy with my purchase! 👍🏻👍🏻” —Me 

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90.

    9. A wine wand for making tannin-induced hangovers magically disappear! Purify your Malbec in minutes and say goodbye to headaches and upset stomachs.

    reviewer image of the wine wand in a glass of white wine on a counter

    Promising review: "I will admit, I was a bit skeptical before I purchased these. My boyfriend has never been able to drink wine due to an allergy to the sulfites. He has tried several times over the years with both red wine and white wine, but after one sip, he would begin to get itchy and wheezy. I have always been a wine drinker and recently moved to San Francisco and have been thoroughly enjoying living so close to Napa and Sonoma. I decided there had to be a solution, and Amazon did not disappoint. These wands are super easy to use and we have been able to enjoy multiple bottles of wine together with no reactions! I can even tell that it aerates very well and helps bring out some of the flavors when I would compare our glasses to each other. I would definitely recommend!!" —Amanda Taylor

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $23.97.

    10. Crest 3D Whitestrips if you wanna forget the cost of a teeth-whitening dental visit. Get these enamel-safe strips instead! You'll see a difference in as little as three days.

    before and after reviewer images of yellow teeth becoming white

    This comes with 44 strips, which amounts to 20 treatments plus two express treatments!

    Promising review: “Highly recommended!!!! I am stunned by the results of this product!! I really wanted to whiten my teeth, but professional treatments are so expensive. I decided to go ahead and give this a try. I used exactly as directed every day for the full 20 days, and my husband kept telling me how white my teeth were getting. It's hard to tell when you look in the mirror every day, but I knew there was improvement. Then I looked at the before and after photos and I was amazed.” —beaufam 

    Get it from Amazon for $45.38.

    11. A retro KitchenAid stand mixer whose attachments will allow you to easily knead dough, whip up whipped cream, and mix cake batter. With its pouring shield, tilting head, and bowl with ergonomic handles, there's almost no way you make a mess while inventing a new dessert!

    the dried rose colored stand mixer

    Promising review: "I purchased my Artisan KitchenAid Stand Mixer about a month ago and I love it. I've whipped up loaves of bread, scones, cakes and all have turned out amazing. I love the ease of using the bread hook, it certainly does the hard work for me. The hooks are so easy to attach, and the 5-qt stainless steel mixing bowl is the perfect size. My mixer came with a splash guard so I can add flour to eggs and butter without it flying everywhere. So happy I finally made the decision to treat myself by buying this mixer." —sleatmc

    Get it from Macy's for $429.95 (available in four colors).

    12. A fluffy, all-season down alternative comforter from Buffy that's as hypoallergenic and eco-friendly as it is breathable and lightweight. And because it's all season, you won't have to swap out a summer comforter for a winter one!

    the down alternative comforter on a metal bed

    Promising review: “This is truly the softest most comfortable comforter I’ve ever purchased! Attractive as well as totally functional. I would definitely recommend!” —Veronique 

    Get it from Buffy for $129+ (available in sizes twin-Cal king).

    13. A rose-gold detangling brush so you can feel like a little princess while gently ridding your locks of any knots.

    A model brushes their hair with the rose gold detangling brush

    Promising review: "This does wonders for my hair and makes brushing so much easier. I have very fine hair, but tons and tons of it, which makes brushing difficult at times as it tangles so easily. This brush really helps with that and keeps me from having to re-brush my hair every couple hours. It also doesn't pull the natural waves out of my hair, like so many other brushes did. So my hair is wavy and untangled within a couple minutes. The ergonomic hold took a little getting used to, but it's much more comfortable than the usual oval paddle end of most brushes. It gives you more control, which makes it easier." —L

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

    14. A pack of velvet scrunchies for an added pop of color to any updo that won't end up pulling on your hair.

    12 colorful velvet scrunchies

    Promising review: "These are so pretty and durable and perfect for long hair. I love the price for the number that you get. The quality is awesome. Usually when you go to a store you will only get one or two of these for this price. So this is a real bargain and great quality. This will be my go-to scrunchie! Great for making messy buns and they do not break your hair off because they are soft velvet." —T. Birdsong

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.59+ (available in 10 color combinations).

    15. Or a set of velvet scrunchies with a bow tie if you're looking to achieve a prima ballerina/Secret Garden aesthetic.

    reviewer with velvet bowtie in hair

    Promising review: “These bows are seriously the cutest!!! They're super easy and don’t pull my hair! The material is wonderful! This product came with perfect bows and even with bobby pins and two extra cute and effective hairties!” —sjdansk 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45+ (available in four color combinations).

    16. A complete streaming setup including the Roku media player, remote, *and* headphones. With access to over 500,000 movies and television episodes, your living room will become the ultimate hangout spot!

    The Roku Ultra Streaming Media Player

    And heads up, you'll still need to pay for a subscription to Netflix, HBO, etc.! This just allows you to watch everything on one device.

    Promising review "I ordered this for a 4-year-old smart-TV that wasn’t streaming as fast as our new TV and didn’t have all of the apps available on it. The Roku Ultra has totally improved the streaming speed! And the clarity is even better than when we had cable! I highly recommend this. It was so simple to install." —ABaker

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    17. A quick-heating stainless-steel electric kettle that'll get a lot of use if you've got a bit of a tea obsession. Its charming precision-pour spout means you'll get the perfect amount of hot water. Every. Time.

    Promising review: "We were searching for a new kettle that would meet our needs and this one fits the bill perfectly. My wife uses it to heat water for French press coffee and I use it for pour over coffee. The temperature settings would work great for tea as well. I love the hold feature so I can keep the temp constant while making pour-over. The spout works great and gives me excellent control over flow and location. It also looks sharp on the counter! We use it every day and we are very happy with our purchase." —Steven Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A puffy outdoor blanket made using the same materials you'd find in an insulated sleeping bag so you know you'll stay warm and dry as you continue to hike and road trip through this cold season.

    BuzzFeed / Rachel Dunkel

    These blankets are made by a Portland-based small business called Rumpl that specializes in blankets made for the outdoors. They were also featured on Shark Tank, BTW.

    Promising review: "Took this quilt camping and it was perfect! Kept me warm and cozy all night when temps dropped down to the upper 50s. This is my new favorite summertime quilt and I won't leave home without it!" —K. Kovaleff

    Check out our full Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket review to learn even more!

    Get it from Rumpl on Amazon for $99+ (available in 12 colors)

    19. A eucalyptus and lavender shower pouch for sinus and congestion relief that'll also make your bathroom feel like a rejuvenating spa. Each eucalyptus leaf was hand cut and then sprayed with eucalyptus essential oil.

    a eucalyptus and dried lavender shower pouch hanging from a bathtub's handle valve
    Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

    Over in Charlotte, North Carolina, small business Eucalyptus Blooms creates home goods out of eucalyptus and lavender. So get your bundles, sachets, and bath soaks from here!

    Promising review: "I am using mine in the shower, and the first time I had it in there, it just made the shower feel so much better. I've been dealing with a cold/cough for a week or so and this helped clear me up a bit. Also, as someone who gets migraines when scents are too strong or artificial, this one did the exact opposite. It was soothing and helped me relax before bed." —KellyFBrown

    Get three pouches from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $13.59 (originally $15.99; also available in packs of five).

    20. A cold brew maker if you're someone who can't be bothered until *at least* your second cup of coffee. Now you'll always have caffeine ready to start your day!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This Takeya cold brew coffee jug is wonderful! I know a lot of people use mason jars, however, I wanted something easier to grab from the fridge and more lightweight (and cheaper!). I have used Takeya products before and have been impressed with their durability as well as the easiness of cleaning them. The coffee filter has an extremely fine mesh and it has not let through even the finest of coffee grounds. It is really easy to clean! I am really pleased with this purchase!" —LiliBelle

    Read our Tayeka cold brew maker review for more deets, and check out our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers if this one isn't for you.

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

    21. A glamifying eyeshadow palette whose six matte and six foil shades will easily take you from day to night without you needing to pull out another palette.

    Coloured Raine

    California-based small biz Coloured Raine is a Black woman–owned beauty brand whose products are 100% cruelty free, and often vegan and paraben and gluten free!

    Promising review: “These highly pigmented, beautiful colors stay on much better than many of my other eyeshadows.” —Julie P

    Get it from Coloured Raine for $42.

    22. A gorgeous ceramic pineapple-shaped oil diffuser to make your home feel a bit more like a relaxing day at a tropical spa. All you're missing are two cucumbers over your eyes, and that's an easy fix.

    reviewer image of the pineapple shaped oil diffuser on a shelf

    Oh, and you can make it change colors!

    Promising review: “The diffuser looks really lovely and fits my requirement for a relatively small-size diffuser. The machine always gives a continuous and rich stream, which helps the scent spread out gently. The inside is easy to open and clean, really convenient for me to use all the time.” —Moon 

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    23. A super-cute makeup organizer with slots for your lipstick and application brushes, and drawers for your blush, foundation, and more. How you store your makeup can be *just* as fun as the looks you make with it!

    The clear Ikee Design Jewelry & Cosmetic Storage Display Boxes filled with makeup

    Promising reviews: "I LOVE this product! It comes in two separate pieces, but the top fits perfectly on top of the drawers. It's a great size, and fits allllmost all of my makeup. Great for people who are starting out their makeup collection, but you can really fit a lot of products in the drawers. Fits great on bathroom counters, dressers, or a makeup counter! I definitely would recommend this product." —Jess Russo

    "This set is beautiful, well-organized, and convenient! Any girl with a makeup collection that's tired of using a stuffed makeup bag should DEFINITELY purchase this! So worth the money and you won't regret it." —Sil

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four sizes and 15 colors).

    24. Or this trendy Pop Art lipstick holder made to organize all your glosses, stains, and mattes!

    lip-shaped wall art with circle cut-outs that fit lipstick and lip gloss containers
    Makeup In Place / Etsy

    Makeup In Place is a Florida-based small business specializing in super-fun and practical makeup organizers. 

    Promising review: "I love this lipstick holder!! It's practical but also a fun decoration for the wall. It's really well made. It is also packaged beautifully!! I really love it!" —Adriana W

    Get it from Makeup in Place on Etsy for $46.50 (available in 10 colors and two hole size options). 

    25. The Always Pan from Our Place if you're looking to chef it up but are never sure what pot, pan, or tray to use to roast, sauté, or steam. This multipurpose pan can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, store, and so much more. You can finally take the guesswork out of cooking.

    the heat colored always pan on a table covered in plated food
    Our Place

    As someone who neither enjoys cooking nor is particularly good at it, the Always Pan has made being in the kitchen feel like less of a chore. It's even made it, dare I say, bearable! Having one pan that can do everything means I don't have to second-guess every cooking decision I make. I can boil and prepare pasta in it. And I can roast Brussels sprouts. And I can make the perfect fried egg. And I can steam dumplings. The best part is that, everything slides so seamlessly out of the pan and onto the plate, which also makes cleanup super fast and easy. Both the amateur (read: reluctant) cook and the more seasoned chef will enjoy creating fan favorites and new recipes in the Always Pan!

    Promising review: "My Always Pan has exceeded my expectations with both its beauty and quality of its functional everyday use." —Delia

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

    26. A skin-softening and hydrating hand cream in a palm-size container that can be taken anywhere! Enriched by meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract, your skin will thank you after the fifty-leventh time you've washed your hands.

    a model's hand holds up the glossier hand cream container

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this hand cream. It is amazing, not greasy at all, and feels so good on my hands. I use it every night before bed and love the feeling and the scent! Only wish it came in a bigger container!" —Joyce Z.

    Get it from Glossier for $18.

    27. A foaming Epsom salts bath scented with eucalyptus and spearmint because you deserve the most relaxing bubble bath. Just lay back, relax, and let this skin-nourishing bath do all the work. You've had a long day.

    reviewer in bathtub, up to their neck in bubbles

    Promising review: “I love Dr. Teal's products. They are reasonably priced, and they work great. I have had no problems with getting a lot of bubbles from any of Dr. Teal's foaming bath products and the smell is fabulous! The bubbles seem to last for hours, even when I have run my bath and then forgotten it! When I come back two hours later, the bubbles are still there!” —Micki Ahokas

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    28. Brevite camera bag so you can easily carry all of your photography gear. This compact and lightweight backpack comes with dividers for organizing and grabbing the perfect lens to capture a perfect moment.

    the backpack in white with the front zipper pocket open, showing all the different compartments inside that fit different camera equipment
    Brevite / Via

    Brevite is a small biz making highly functional and multipurpose bags for your everyday travel and tech needs.

    I've had my Brevite backpack for about a year and it has made transporting my camera and lenses to different venues across the city so much easier!

    Promising review: "This backpack is the perfect size for my photo adventures with friends. As someone who likes walking around the city and taking photos, I love that this backpack protects my gear, gives me easy access to my camera on the go, and also includes space for my laptop or anything extra that I might need that day." —Catalina C.

    Get it from Brevite for $134.99 (originally $169.99; available in 10 colors).

    29. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot if you're looking for new ways to cook new things *or* just don't have time to hang around the kitchen for hours. You'll have rice, stew, and more in a ~breeze~.

    The instant pot on a kitchen table covered in plated food

    Its seven functions are: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Check out our full Instant Pot review!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing to own for all the working moms out there! Its programability makes my life so much easier. I can put my steam buns in the night before and have it ready for breakfast for the kids the next morning. I can have frozen chicken cooked in 15 minutes after I come home from work! I love this pot and will be getting one for my mom for Christmas. She has to have it!" —Stephanie Wu

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

    30. A mini cactus humidifier that's perfect for keeping at your desk because, unlike actual cactuses, you don't thrive in dry air environments.

    reviewer image of the mini cactus humidifier on a desk

    Promising review: “Works great. I bought this for my office because during the winter the air is so dry and I’m prone to nosebleeds. It’s cute and the perfect size for a desk. Very easy to use.” —Katie 

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors).

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