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This Thing’s Incredible

  1. i keep seeing this
    Is This the Telfar Bag of Lip Gloss?As statusy as status lip gloss gets.
  2. this thing’s incredible
    This Easy-to-Use Tape Lets Me Turn Anything Into a MagnetI just press a few centimeters of the tape to the back of photos or cards and plonk it onto the fridge for a neater, floating effect.
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    The Most Popular Swimsuit at Tooting Lido Is Made From Recycled Plastic“It’s extremely flattering on all body shapes. I’ve seen it worn by women between 18 and 80 years old in the lido.”
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    These Cheap Wineglass Shades Make My Dining Room Feel Like BemelmansIt’s by far the easiest and cheapest table-lighting hack.
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    6 Waffle Irons Later, Amanda Chantal Bacon Now Makes Perfect Grain-Free Waffles“It keeps the insides fluffy and spongy.”
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    This Fancy Salt Spray Gave Me the Boy-Band Bangs I Knew I HadI no longer resemble a Warped Tour tragedy.
  7. plant week
    These Dorky Seed Mats Mean I Can Have a Vegetable Patch in My East London FlatI’d stumbled upon a way to grow my own vegetables, while skipping the decades-long waiting list for an allotment in London.
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    This Bento Box Is Nice for Packing Meals, But It’s Even Better for Storing WeedIt has multiple compartments that are great for separating my flower from my edibles and my shatter from my dab.
  9. plant week
    This £14 Solar Fountain Turns My Garden Into a Veritable North London VersaillesI’ve sent proud photos to every group chat — from a patio-gardening friend in Stoke Newington to a rooftop gardener pal in St Gilles.
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    This German Bleach Alternative Rids My White Shirts of Yellowish HazeThe biodegradable cleaner works as well as chlorine bleach but is gentler on fabrics and color-safe.
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    Heattech Has Nothing on My Favorite $19 Set of Boys’ ThermalsThin enough to fit under jeans, warm enough to wear all winter.
  12. plant week
    This £6 German Self-Watering Doodad Helps Me Keep My Many Plants AliveIt’s made from plastic, which means its frost free and can work with outside plants as well as indoor ones.
  13. plant week
    Try As They Might, My Mischievous Cats Can’t Knock Over This Stylish PlanterThe surprising weightiness of the legs and the low centre of gravity kept the planter still through even the most stubborn of pushes.
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    Piper Perabo Was Right About These Laundry-Detergent SheetsNow I’m not sure I can use anything else.
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    The Oracle Deck I Turn to When My Life Is in Crisis (or When Friends Come Over)It’s helped me through moments of confusion, existential terror, and light boredom.
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    This Nordic Ware Bundt Pan Makes Vallery Lomas’s Simple Pound Cake a StandoutWe’ve got the recipe for you, too.
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    This Building-Block-esque Bed Frame Is the First I’ve Assembled Without CryingIt requires zero (yes, zero) tools for assembly.
  18. testing testing
    My New Favorite Chocolate Comes From the People Who Make Dr. Bronner’s SoapTesting the new Dr. Bronner’s chocolate bars was even easier than it sounds.
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    This Shampoo Is So Hydrating I Detangle My Hair With ItIt’s completely changed my routine.
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    This $5 Alternative to Clinique’s Black Honey Actually Shows Up on My LipsRevlon’s Black Cherry is perfect for my skin tone, but really it’s perfect for all skin tones, with varying degrees of intensity.
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    These Lululemon (Men’s) Pants Flatter My Curves Like No OtherThe pants are basically stretchy chinos with a drawstring that can adapt to people (me) whose weight fluctuates on the reg.
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    I Made Fun of My Husband’s Leaf-Scooping Garden Claws — Until I Tried ThemJust because they look silly doesn’t mean they don’t work great.
  23. on-site shop
    The Homely But Effective Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every NightIt produces lulling white noise with a design that hasn’t changed since 1962.
  24. this thing’s incredible
    The Lotion Bar I’ve Gifted to Myself, My Mom, and My 88-Year-Old Grandmother“It’s similar to what I would imagine smearing a nice hunk of butter all over my body might feel like.”
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    This Take-Apart Toy Turns My Toddler Into a Would-Be Car MechanicIt’s just as fun putting it together as taking it apart.
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    These Skin-Penetrating Patches Tame My Hormonal Acne in Days (Not Weeks)If I wear one overnight, my under-the-skin cysts will typically disappear within a few days instead of a week or two.
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    This Indestructible Dog Bed Has Outlasted All Other Dog Beds I’ve OwnedIt has survived muddy paws, lake days, and even another pup’s accident.
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    These Gluten-Free Pizza Bites Are Magically DeliciousLike Totino’s, but better.
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    This Is the Only Blender the Owner of Sahadi’s Will Use to Make HummusAnd here’s the recipe you’ll need to make it, too.
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    The Bike Basket That Earned Me Respect From Highland Park’s Cyclist HordesFor something that seems intricate, it’s rather strong. I have put such heavy things as my 15-pound pup inside and the basket has held firm.
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    These French Rain Boots Are Cheaper (and Better-Looking) Than My Hunter WelliesI have trotted all over rainy Paris, in the muddy countryside, and along Norman seashores in mine.
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    I Ditched My AirPods for These Better-Fitting (and Longer-Lasting) $45 EarbudsAfter a year of using them, I am happy to report that they’ve outperformed my AirPods in almost every situation.
  33. on-site shop
    All My Co-workers Envy My Japanese Lunch BoxIt makes me want to bring my lunch every day.
  34. this thing’s incredible
    I’m Dreading Winter Less Because of This (Raccoon-Themed) Board GameIt cherry-picks the best of my other favorite board games, Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan, but is more engaging and fun to look at.
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    I Bulk-Buy This £3 Dupe for My Beloved M.A.C ‘Chestnut’ Lip LinerIt’s extremely pigmented, like “Chestnut,” and gives you that perfect ’90s chocolate shade of brown.
  36. this thing’s incredible
    This $40 Doodad Backs Up My Phone’s Photos Whenever I Charge ItThe device can also back up an iTunes Library and your contacts.
  37. on-site shop
    This Cleanser Annihilated My Maskne (and My Boyfriend’s) in Just a WeekIt still feels awkward to leave the house with the lower half of my face showing, but now I know anyone I catch staring isn’t looking at my zits.
  38. sweat week
    These Breezy Boxers Keep Me Cool in 90-Degree Heat (In and Out of the House)A neighbor complimented me on them while on a walk. “They’re actually boxers,” I told her. She didn’t believe me until I showed her the waistband.
  39. this thing’s incredible
    This Stretcher Makes Too-Tight Shoes Feel Broken In OvernightFinally, enough room to wiggle my toes.
  40. on-site shop
    No Brush Could Tame My Scraggly Mane Until NowIt rakes right through my wet, rat’s nest hair.
  41. sweat week
    This (Powerful) Foldable Fan Stops My Face Sweat in Its TracksIn warm weather, it is an essential on par with my house keys and debit card.
  42. sweat week
    I Can Sweat Buckets and This (Backpacker-Tested) Sunscreen Won’t RunIt comes from Sawyer, a brand beloved for its topical insect-repelling lotions that the Strategist has said let “skin breathe more easily.”
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    This Washable Fabric Paint Helps Me Turn Old Clothes Into New TreasuresIt’s technically acrylic paint but it goes on fabric like ink on paper.
  44. on-site shop
    This Gel Seat Cushion Lets Me Work From a Dining Chair for HoursIt’s like a thousand interlaced fingers massaging me — firm with just a bit of squish.
  45. painless shopping
    The 25 Best Plants to Buy From Amazon’s (Continuously Growing) SelectionEverything from bird-of-paradise to fiddle-leaf figs to calatheas and ZZs.
  46. this thing’s incredible
    Writer Sarah Hoover Uses This Fanny Pack As a (Minimalist) Diaper Bag“It has just enough room for the baby things I needed on daily excursions in my son’s first year.”
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    These Plant-Based Patches Take the Edge Off Just As Well As Wine (or Pot)They have come to offer me the sense of ritual and relief you’d get from harder stuff, without any of that stuff’s negative side effects.
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    My Chunky Glasses Chain Gets Way More Compliments Than Any NecklaceLike every spontaneous purchase I’ve made in the last year and a half, I first saw my glasses chain on TikTok.
  49. this thing’s incredible
    No Snack Satisfies Me Quite Like This Slurpable (Slightly Chewy) JellyThe screw-top pouches it comes in make me feel a bit like I’m eating high-end baby food.
  50. dupes week
    I Use This Jumbo Chilly’s Dupe to Take My Chardonnay to the ParkIt can easily house a whole bottle (and is great for batch cocktails and cold brew, too).
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