Random recommended products including furniture sliders and the best travel mug


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My mom loves shopping on Amazon and we had such a great time collaborating on the last post with skin and personal care products that I asked her to help me again. These are all products she’s used and recommends.

An electric salt and pepper grinder that will make you feel fancy
Electric stylish salt and pepper grinders
These have lights and you can adjust the grind from coarse to fine. They’re easily held in your hand and don’t take up much counter space. These are also convenient to use while cooking as you can season your food with just one hand. Owners call them “a great grinder for the price” and say they make a thoughtful gift that people love. Here’s a manual grind version (I got these as a gift!) that are also very well rated and which look stylish on your table.

Comfortable adjustable sandals
Comfortable adjustable sandals
My mom loves these sandals and raves about how adjustable they are, especially compared to velcro strap sandals which aren’t as adjustable. Reviewers say these are comfortable, lightweight and that they’re planning to buy them in other colors (they come in five). They’re a little pricey but may end up being your go-to summer shoe.

A dog nail trimmer that’s great for people too
Dog nail trimmer that people can use
My mom swears by this dog nail trimmer to treat the corns and calluses on her feet. She says she’s reduced corns with this and that you can use it on your heels and on rough spots too. You can use it to smooth and trim nails as well. She says it’s better than going go the podiatrist. Of course you could use it on your dog too but you’d probably want to set aside implements specifically for that.

Easily clean under heavy furniture with sliders
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These furniture sliders make it so easy to clean under sofas, beds, tables, and to move furniture. Just place them under each leg once and you can quickly and easily rearrange furniture. My mom uses these under the TV stand, couches, chests and more. She loves how easily she can clean and move things when guests come over. This kit comes with both felt sliders for hardwood floors and hard-sided sliders for carpet. People rave about how easy these make moving heavy furniture and say they’re easy to put in place too.

Get strong, long, healthy nails
Nail hardenener
This nail hardener has a 4.5 star rating with over 700 reviews. My mom says this is the only nail hardener she’s ever used that works, that it lasts a long time and doesn’t chip and that it makes her nails grow better and break less. You can also use this as a top coat for a shiny finish. Reviewers say their nails are strong and healthy and that they’ve never had such great results. Some people say it stings if you don’t follow the directions to only use it on the tips at first.

Tinted sunscreen that looks natural
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This was recommended to my mom by her dermatologist. She says it’s the best tinted sunscreen she’s used, that the tint is nice and that it has light coverage. It’s a bit expensive but people call it “fabulous,” “the best sunscreen I’ve ever tried” and say it “gives almost a flawless coverage.”

A travel mug that won’t spill or dribble
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This has over 21,000 reviews and a 4.3 star rating! My parents love these coffee mugs and always keep two on hand. It keeps your beverages hot or cold, it doesn’t dribble or spill and its airtight design keeps it from spilling. It comes in 20 colors and multiple sizes. It also fits in every type of cup holder in your car, according to my mom, although your results may vary. Reviewers say it keeps drinks hot or cold for hours, that it doesn’t sweat, and that you can drink coffee with one hand easily without spilling. One person uses it on the couch because they know it won’t spill no matter what.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    Furniture sliders are awesome.

  2. Kit says:

    I bought one of those Contigo travel mugs for my husband for Christmas. He’s a generally cantankerous and contrary individual who has never genuinely liked a gift from me in nearly 20 years, but this, he loves, and uses daily and nightly for hot and cold drinks. Although it is too narrow for his car cup holder.

    I used to buy the Contigo water bottles for my kids (not insulated) but they’re little and drop them a lot, and the lids break really easily. Different product though, the travel mug is much sturdier.

    I want those furniture sliders! Thanks for the post.

  3. Kealeen says:

    Those Contigo travel mugs are amazing, I have three of them.

    • Astrid says:

      me too!

      • escapee says:

        I’m ordering a new Contigo this morning to replace a lost one – best travel mugs I’ve found. I clicked on this post to see if there was anything better; happy to see it’s the exact Contigo I’m replacing. Hot stays very hot for a long time and I had ice water left overnight in the car that was still cold in the morning.

    • L says:

      Yes they are! my mum brought them from the US for me here in Ghana and it’s the best mug i’ve ever had!

  4. StellainNH says:

    I love how your mom is giving you input on the products. Keep it up!

  5. Escondista says:

    I live in Austin and those sandals look perfect for summer (half the year here)!

  6. Becks1 says:

    The contigo travel mugs are amazing. My one quibble is that the body is not dishwasher safe. I throw it in there anyway about once a week, and it seems fine, but then the enamel/whatever peels off. The lids are dishwasher safe though.

  7. greenmonster says:

    Any German Celebitches here who immediately thought of Der Tatortreiniger and one of the latest episodes? Furniture gliders are tiny furniture heroes!

  8. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    There’s FORMALDEHYDE in that nail product.
    It’s a known carcinogen.

  9. JennaR says:

    Furniture sliders are life changing!

  10. susiecue says:

    I love these posts and usually buy something. Thanks! Got my eye on the sunscreen and the furniture sliders

  11. Nancypants says:

    I ordered the Olay Eye Gel from Amazon based on the last post.
    It works pretty well but I didn’t have a lot of puffiness or puffiness always; just sometimes.

    I also bought some Dirurex water pills.
    At first, I thought my rings weren’t fitting and my feet were swelling due to a knee injury or just gaining weight but then I decided it was water retention and the Olay and the Dirurex took care of it for now. The knee will have to be “done” but in the meantime…

    I think Freeze-It hairspray is pretty incredible especially for fine hair or humid conditions.
    It also works as self-defense. I’m just sayin’.
    Carry a little travel can of it in your pocket and go for the eyes. It’s better than bear spray and I got maced once years ago in a job test thing and Freeze-It is worse.
    I accidentally got a tiny drop in my eye and had a red, burn spot for 2 days.

    I like CHI hair products. A little expensive but the IRON GUARD is great for curling irons and straight irons and I use a tiny spray (oily) of SHINE INFUSION on just the ends of my hair since my hair is fine and static is a deal in the winter. It also smells fantastic.

    Loreal 24 HR Infallible foundation. I like it. My Estee L. foundation had become too matte and this stuff is much less expensive and nice but it’s LIGHT.
    I’d recommend taking a bottle of your current foundation and comparing before buying.

  12. Nopenoname says:

    Is this your article or your moms?