A workout-friendly face mask, coffee subscription, microfiber bedsheets, and many more gems sure to come in handy in 2021.
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Promising review: “These are lifesavers. The charcoal are cotton and soooooo comfy for summertime. I have multiple pairs of each color and swear by them. They are great for the gym and just wearing under dresses and skirts. They also provide just enough pressure for my cramps that I can function!!” —MissLee
This coffee maker features two button options that allow you to easily choose between brewing ground coffee or K-cups. You can also remove the tray to place a larger cup, like a travel mug. PLUS, it only takes about three minutes to brew!
Promising review: “I purchases this because I really wanted to stop buying expensive K-cups and just use a refillable cup. This coffee maker is perfect for that. I love the fact the I can switch between K-cups and fresh brewed coffee. It’s very easy to use (much easier than a Keurig). The coffee comes out perfect every time!” —Brittney Robinson
Promising review: “These sheets are a MUST!! I will never buy another brand of sheets again! They get softer with every wash. Easy to put onto the bed and never pull off. Love the two colors that we have gotten so far. I compared these to a pair we got for our wedding that was over $100… these are waaaay softer!! Do yourself a favor and buy these!” —Keela
Promising review: “These work really well! I have a 14-inch mattress, so keeping the fitted sheet well-secured has been a struggle until now. One of the best purchases I’ve made. I followed someone else’s advice here of turning the sheet inside out, putting the fasteners on, then putting the sheet on the mattress. Made them very easy to use.” —Jayne Voyt
Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three designs and two colors).
A fellow BuzzFeed Shopping editor swears by these masks for working out! Here’s what she had to say:
“These arrived promptly in two days, and from the minute I put them on I had a feeling they were going to be great for outdoors — I’ve run in a lot of masks this summer, and I think these are probably the best! They’re very soft and lightweight but still clearly protective, the fabric doesn’t get as stuck in my mouth when I breathe as other masks do, and I can already tell from the fabric that they’re going to wash really well. I also just love that you can’t see all the face sweat with this fabric because BOY DO I HAVE A LOT OF IT. They also have a pocket for a filter if you want to add one. Highly highly recommend, these are long-distance runner approved!” —Emma Lord
Promising review: “This is an awesome workout mask!! Very breathable material with a pocket for adding a filter. By far the best fitness mask I’ve purchased so far. I highly recommend purchasing this for serious fitness advocates.” —DAKOTA86SW
Promising review: “This was my first pair to purchase and I do love them. Super comfy and super cute. Love the fit and as soft as a baby’s butt.” —Kbf88
Promising review: “I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don’t think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn’t clogging my drain. Cleanup is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I’ve ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!” —Lawyer For Justice
Promising review: “Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I’ve tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I’d tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth.” —Steve
Note that it’s best if your garbage disposal is just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it’s clogged, definitely call a plumber.
Promising review: “After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I’m in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn’t even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I’m shocked how well this stuff works.” —J. Peace
I received this candle as a gift from a friend and it’s so lovely! The company is Black woman-owned and the soy candles are hand-poured in North Carolina. The Charleston Sweet Tea scent reminds me of a summer trip I took to Charleston a few years ago with the friend who gifted it. It smells like berries, flowers, and apples. And it’s been burning pretty slowly, which is always a plus because I light it almost every day!
The set includes four bins: one with six cells for scarves and tights, eight square cells for underwear, seven wide cells for bras, and 24 small cells for socks.
Promising review: “I love these things, they’re so versatile. I have them all over: drawers, closet shelves, cabinets. I use them for more than just underwear too. I use them for dry art supplies in open shelves and just about anywhere else I need to organize.” —Kindle Mac
“My first observation after opening the box was the smell. It smells FAN-FREAKIN’-TASTIC. It also comes with sweet postcards from the cities where the batches are from, so the entire experience feels so lovely and personal. As for the coffee itself, it’s heavenly. I am used to store-bought coffee — which yes, is fine — but both of these tasted incredibly fresh and different from each other. The Peruvian coffee has this dark, almost chocolate taste to it, so I imagine it would be delicious with a morning sweet treat (maybe I should start eating pie every day?). The Colombian batch, on the other hand, was a little lighter roast-wise but still had delicious notes of rich sweetness. TL;DR: both of them were incredible both in taste and quality.”
Get a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in a half bag, single bag, or double bag and shipments every two or four weeks).
Promising review: “This is just what I wanted! Great for a scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don’t have to worry about straining my hands trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a nonmotorized scalp massager.” —BunnyLove2
Promising review: “AMAZING!!! Seriously beyond impressed with this product. I’ve never had dry or cracked heels until recently and I’ve tried everything I could find to get rid of them! This is all you need!!! I literally opened the box and did this in less than a minute! I’ll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!!!” —Kindle Customer
Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black woman-owned business that was founded in Miami in 2016. The brand’s products are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens or other harmful chemicals.
Promising review: “I know as women of color we worry about that ashy/white cast type of look when we put on sunscreen or looking oily, but this sunscreen doesn’t cause either one of those things to happen. It blends into the skin very well immediately, it doesn’t have that sterling sunscreen smell and a little goes a very long way. I highly recommend!” —Kayla
There is a bit of mixing involved — you’ll need to add some apple cider vinegar for it to do its best work. This product is cruelty-free and formulated without additives or fragrances.
Promising review: “I first want to share that I typically don’t share reviews but this product has truly helped clear my skin. My adult acne has been out of control for some time now. I’ve tried everything including hormone therapy which didn’t help. I’ve ended up with a scarred face from so much picking at my acne. I’m sooo amazed by this mask. Yes it dries your face but a good moisturizer does the trick. So thankful for this product. I do masks all the time. Most recent was a black sea mask. It cleaned up my blackheads, but my acne remained. This seems to be doing the trick! Try it out! You won’t regret it.” —Danielle Torres
Starter kit includes: A Billie handle (available in five colors), a magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges.
After you choose how frequently you would like to receive them, Billie will send you replacement razor heads right to your mailbox.
Check out “We Tried That Pretty Razor Subscription All Over Instagram And, TBH, We Loved It” for more details on why we love Billie razors.
Promising review: “These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk.” —bigmag
Promising review: “I use this on my lips once in the morning and once at night and that’s it! My lips are baby soft the entire rest of the day and I haven’t had any issues with chapped lips since I started using it! You only need a small amount too which is so nice. I love the mint one and will definitely buy again and try other flavors.” —Gretchen
Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray.” —Jill Stilfield
BUT we want to add that no one should feel pressure to lay their edges, unless they way want to! Check out, “Just A Friendly PSA That You Don’t HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don’t Wanna.”
Promising review: “Hands down! The best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day! No flakes and non greasy! And this one is not even the strongest in the line. Love this product!” —Seabea2013
Promising review: “Very sturdy! Although it comes with two two-sided adhesive pads (in case your washer door isn’t metal), we used the magnet feature. It stays put…doesn’t slide around on the dishwasher door!! Easy to slide from “clean” to “dirty” but not so easy that it changes by itself! Great product and well worth the money. Very prompt delivery!!” —sdiver
Promising review: “This is a great medium support sports bra. I like that sides are slightly higher, so no side exposure. I consistently wear 20W, and 42DDD, and the 3X fits like a glove. There are small foam pads that are easily removable. Great for walking, yoga and errands, but would not wear for high intensity workout. Keep them coming NIKE!” —LRB11
Get it from Nike for $35 (available in straight sizes XS–2XL and plus sizes 1X–3X and 14 colors).
This useful cushion can help to relieve pain in the lower back, lumbar, tailbone, prostate, hip, piriformis, spine, legs, back, and more.
Promising review: “We have purchased five of these seat cushions, with three as gifts. Two of those we purchased this cushion for have pretty serious sciatica problems. It was so much help for one that he ordered a second for his office chair, so he would not have to carry his first one from the car to the office. Total transformation for him! My husband and I each use one. I’ve had back surgery, and I can’t explain what this seat cushion does for my back issues when driving.” —G-mo
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.
Promising review: “This towel seriously works! Been using it for a couple months now with no complaints. It’s a regular staple. I used to use a T-shirt to wrap my hair in for the longest time because towels are bulky, not very absorbent, and tend to add frizz. But the T-shirts would soak through and my hair would still be wet. This DuraComfort towel has been such a welcome solution. It hasn’t added frizz and pulls moisture out of my hair in record time.” —Emily C
I just started using this pillow cover and it’s been a great problem-solver since I always shower at night and I never use a blow-dryer. Since I have thick, curly hair it holds a ton of moisture, especially when it’s in a braid or a bun (which is usually how I do it before bed). Over the years, I’ve just been used to my hair getting my pillow wet and I never thought much about it. But, now that I have this innovative pillow case it’s honestly so much better. It helps me avoid a bad chill during the night and it saves my pillows from getting gross.
Kitsch is a woman-owned accessory brand that was founded in 2010. They also sell cute scrunchies, cloth face masks, satin pillowcases, and more.
The brush is designed with nylon pin and tufted bristles to help with detangling, improving volume and control, while also smoothing the hair. The 1,100-watt power heat can be placed closer to the scalp than your typical hair dryer, helping you get those roots. And this handy device has three heat/speed settings to adjust to your needs.
Promising review: “I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it’s too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I’ve found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I’m in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look.” —SAHM2011
Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “It’d give it 10 stars if I could. Let me start off by saying I am LAAAAAZY. I also hate the way my skin feels after I moisturize. It takes forever to dry and even still there is a gooey, sticky feeling with every moisturizer I use. This eliminates ALL OF THAT. You just have to put it on after you turn off the shower, let it rest on your skin for a couple of minutes and then pat off with your towel. It absorbs super quickly and my legs feel as silky as a dolphin’s fin. Jergens you have a customer for life!” —MZ
Promising review: “The fleece lining keeps your head extra warm. No matter if I am running errands or running miles, the hat stays in place. I am able to tuck a ponytail or messy bun in this cap and it still stays put.” —JodiW
Promising review: “I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil’ baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh.” —Sydney Jensen
When you purchase the stamp, you’ll get two pens (one wing for each eye) and they’re double-sided with a regular eyeliner pen on the other end. This way you can still line the rest of your eye and make any touchups without having to switch between products.
Promising review: “Okay, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on… But this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double-ended as well! You have two pens, one for the left eye, and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen. But honestly, it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I’ve tried, or owned. I will use this every chance I get!! It also appears to be long-lasting.” —.ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.
Promising review: “I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana
This is my holy grail concealer! I love it so much that I’m always buying it before I run out because I seriously use it every time I put on makeup. Under-eye bags? A pimple? Hyperpigmentation? I DON’T KNOW HER! This stuff seriously covers all my blemishes and it’s super easy to apply. The formula is on the thicker side, but it blends wonderfully. It doesn’t make you look cakey or leave creases. Plus, it’s super convenient to carry around and apply on-the-go. This product is honestly worth the hype.
Promising review: “I love everything about this product. It’s soft and creamy and easy to blend into my skin. It lasts all day and doesn’t crease!! It also makes it easier for me to wear just concealer on my more lazy days without looking like an incomplete face. LOVE IT.” —Trent U.
Promising review: “My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel-dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I’m totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn’t leave it greasy or weigh it down. I’ll definitely buy again.” —Ellie
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Promising review: “Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone.” —Scholar Mama
Promising review: “I am in love with this silicone brush. It’s easy to clean and soft on my face, easy to handle and grip. It’s very good. I would buy again and again.” —Amanda Panda clark
Promising review: “I have to admit I was not sure about this product. I wanted to reduce waste with the disposable pads; but I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner than the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out.” —Riley
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in a pack of four or eight).
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