A gel-infused memory foam mattress topper by request, weighted blankets and more

I tried to look for Labor Day sales on Amazon but since I focus on finding specific products it’s harder to do that. Here’s a link to the daily deals. Thanks to everyone who commented on our last Amazon post! Many of you own the Shark vacuum I included in Wednesday’s post and recommend it, so I ordered that one. I’ll let you know how it is next week. The verdict on the produce keepers is that they do work, some of you have the Rubbermaid ones but two commenters have the Tupperware ones and like those. (Those have 4.5 stars, 75 reviews and an A from Fakespot.) They’re quite expensive on Amazon at nearly $80 for 4 but you can get them nearly half off that new on eBay.

An under $10 pore reducing serum
I was asked to find something to reduce pores. A lot of you purchased and liked the Tree of Life vitamin C serum, which is right around this price point. This 10% Niacinamide and 1% Zinc serum by Korean skincare brand Cos de Baha has 100 reviews, 4.3 stars and an A from Fakespot. I was most convinced to feature this by a scientist whose review showed before and after pictures of the reduction of age spots on her face after just one month. Other reviewers call this a “game changer” that “took 10 years off my face.”

A gel-infused memory foam mattress topper under $50
Stephagogo asked for a cooling mattress pad under $55 with decent Fakespot ratings. This two inch gel-infused mattress topper is under $50 for a queen. It has over 5,000 reviews, 4.3 stars and an A from Fakespot. People call it “very comfy,” say the smell when you unwrap it goes away quickly, and call it “like sleeping on a cloud.” There are some negative reviews about how comfortable this is, however there’s also a 3 inch version. If you’d like a softer, better mattress pad I would recommend one at a higher price point like this extra thick pillow top one from SoPat. (4.4 stars, 317 reviews and a B from Fakespot.) It’s still affordable at $80 for a queen. Now I want one – and the weighted blanket below.

An all-over affordable ultra rich natural cream that works wonders
I used to live in Arlesheim, Switzerland where Waleda is headquartered. It’s the area were Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf schools, started his movement in the early part of the 20th century. There are a lot of those round houses in pastel colors. Waleda was founded by Steiner too! They make all-natural products that people love. Waleda skin food is a deeply hydrating plant-based cream with essential oils. You can use on your face, lips and body. It has 4.4 stars, almost 2,000 reviews and an A from Fakespot. Reviewers say it doesn’t make their face greasy or break out and that it leaves your skin looking so hydrated. Others rave that it’s “magic” on chapped hands. Guess I just found a new cream to try.

A weighted blanket for a good night’s sleep
LaUnica Angelina asked for a weighted blanket. I’m a little lost as to which size and weight to choose but here is a guide for that. You should pick one that’s 10% of your bodyweight. This weighted blanket by Kpblis comes in six different sizes and weights and in 11 different colors and fabrics. It has 741 reviews, 4.5 stars and an A from Fakespot. Reviewers with anxiety and insomnia say it really helps them fall asleep fast, a wife of a soldier with PTSD says it works wonders, and light sleepers say it helps them sleep through the night. It’s also said to not be too hot in the summer while being warm enough to be used in the winter.

A handheld massaging high pressure showerhead
We were also asked to find handheld showerheads so not only do I want to upgrade my bed and blanket now, I want a better shower experience. This handheld showerhead is the number 9 bestseller in showerheads. It has 1,100 reviews, 4.5 stars and an A from Fakespot. Plus it’s just $20! People call it the “best handheld showerhead,” “easy to install,” and rave how well it holds pressure compared to their other showerheads. There’s also a video on the product listing that shows exactly how to install it. As I was looking for products in this category I realized that there are filters for your shower so you’re using better water on your hair and skin! (That link has an A from Fakespot.)

A small room air purifier for cleaner, fresher air
LaUnica Angelina wanted home products to ease asthma symptoms. I found this article on the Mayo Clinic site that recommend just reducing pollutants in the home. This 3-stage compact air purifier by Levoit has 4.4 stars, 220 reviews and a B from Fakespot. It’s under $50 and reviewers say it really reduces odors, that it helps reduce allergens, and that it even eliminates tough chemical smells quickly. One woman says her son stopped coughing every night after they put this in his room.

A soft and comfortable button down dress with pockets
I checked and we haven’t featured this versatile and cute dress by Ouges before. It has buttons (which are just decorative), pockets and comes in short sleeve and long sleeve versions. It’s in sizes small to xx-large and comes in 21 different prints and options. It has 4.3 stars, 710 reviews and a C from Fakespot. (That’s a decent rating for clothing.) Women call it “comfortable,” “such a cute dress” and say that it’s “flattering” and “a substantial material that isn’t too heavy.” This dress sounds perfect for fall.

Please do not feel like you have to buy anything from these links, even if you’ve requested them. I’m always looking for products to feature so it helps us out when you ask for specific items. If you can find things cheaper on eBay, secondhand or locally that’s great too. Thanks for reading and commenting on our affiliate post!



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  1. Roserose says:

    Has anyone tried a weighted blanket? Do they work? I’m considering getting one for my son who is anxious but they’re so pricey!

    • astrid says:

      My two teenage sons both bought weighted blankets recently and love them. I spent top dollars on their down comforters which are now shoved in their closets.

      • Steph says:

        I have a weighted blanket and it has really helped me sleep (I have anxiety). After I started using mine, I got one for my 9-year old, and it’s helped her sleep too (and drastically cut down on her middle of the night visits to our room).

        My Rubbermaid food saver just came this morning! I’m excited to try it out.

    • Juliette says:

      I have one and it has completely changed my sleep. I have PTSD and anxiety and has helped me lots. I fall asleep quicker and usually sleep through the night whereas before I was up tossing and turning. I will never not have one now. Even just watching TV when I’m having a bad day, it’s very relaxing

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I often wake after 3 am and cannot turn my brain off and go back to sleep for two hours or so. Based on your comment, I think I will try one.

      • Laur says:

        I tried one a few months ago but sadly it wasn’t for me, I actually found it really hot and heavy and it mademy sleep worse. I was really disappointed but I think I’m the exception to the rule!

    • Arizona says:

      I have one, I have anxiety and insomnia and it definitely helps! I’m excited for winter because it can be a bit much when it’s really hot out, though.

      • HeyThere! says:

        Arizona, not sure you’ll see this cuz I’m late to the chat, but I have had insomnia since I was pregnant with my now two year old!😱 I have to take a unisom each night or I will not sleep…even when I’m exhausted sleep just doesn’t happen. I might have to give this blanket a try. I will say Unisom has been a life saver. I don’t wake up groggy either!

    • hnmmom says:

      I got mine at Target and it was cheaper and worked. I went for less than 10% of my body weight b/c I have big dogs who sleep on the bed and sometimes cuddle up with me. Dogs + the blanket made it too heavy and I would wake up with hip and leg aches. Another option I use is one of those one rectangular neck wraps you can heat up in the microwave. I drape that over my hips at night and it works just like a weighted blanket. It’s called the “Dreamtime Warm Embrace Body Wrap” and it’s under $40 on Amazon. You can also warm it for moist heat and it’s great to use on tense shoulders, for cramps, etc.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I love my weighted blanket. I suffer from depression, anxiety, and insomnia and have actually been sleeping since I got mine.

    • Anners says:

      I got a gravity weighted blanket (https://gravityblankets.com) and to be honest, I didn’t find it to be that awesome. It made me feel hot and trapped. But tonnes of other people love them. *shrug*

  2. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Thank you so much and this is so helpful! I’m adding some things to my cart today. The addition of the Mayo Clinic link is very much appreciated. Thank you!

  3. manda says:

    Waleda has been kind of a cult favorite for a while, so I bought some a few years ago. I was prepared to be astounded! And I really wasn’t. Perhaps I got a bogus one from amazon, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t.

    The best skin cream for the body (for me, and it’s what my dermatologist recommends) is cerave in the tub. It’s not watery and it absorbs very well and it is my go to for sure

    • Kristen820 says:

      My dermatologist recommends CeraVe, too. Their lotion (I use the one in the bottle) is the only one I’ve tried that seems to actually be absorbed, instead of just sitting on my skin being greasy…

      • Juliette says:

        Agreed. Cerave is the only thing that works on my sensitive skin. Absorbs & not greasy. It’s the best & reasonably priced.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I like Waleda except for Skin Food, that stuff is greasy.

      • Snappyfish says:

        I don’t like the smell of skin food but it works. I tried it after I read Victoria Beckham rave about it.

  4. astrid says:

    I really enjoy these posts and usually find something to buy that I “need”. Keep em coming

    • Celebitchy says:

      Thanks! I end up buying so much so it’s good and bad for me to do these.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Me too, I especially love the skincare ones.
      I’m tempted to try that serum for pores (I’m currently using The Ordinary’s Niacinimide serum but haven’t noticed any difference). The pores on my nose and chin are huge, and no matter how I try to clean them out or ‘shrink’ them – Bioré strips, serums, masks, etc – nothing seems to help. No joke, I can use a Bioré strip on Friday night and by Saturday morning everything looks the same as it always did. Maybe this serum will finally be the answer!

  5. Tschic says:

    My son has a weighted blanket and He loves IT. He is 15 and on the spectrum and he says it calms him down. But you have to try…
    I bought a Home-Made blanket. It’s not that pricey.

  6. duchess of hazard says:

    The weleda skin cream is good for dry and chapped skin. If you’re an oiler gel, they do a light version of the original skin cream.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This has been my go-to for about a year. I use it all over my body- a little goes a long way- it has given me baby feet!

  7. grumpyterrier says:

    I love the Weleda cream! It does have a scent which I like but my friend thought it smells like limes (??) which I didn’t find at all. The scent is very soft and pleasant.

  8. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Now I want to get weighted blankets for my three kids in college!!

  9. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    A weighted blanket has been my best purchase of the last 6 months. I love it.

    I may have to try that Weleda cream.

  10. vegasschmegas says:

    I bought a bunch of the Ordinary products after the last post with all of the awesome comments. Just got a few things yesterday, tried once, but my skin felt so nice this morning when I woke up. Don’t buy them on Amazon – they are seriously marked up on there. You can buy direct from the Ordinary, or get at Ulta (for regular list price). Ulta doesn’t have all of the products, but they do have a few of them. My bathroom counter looks like a laboratory!

  11. Kim says:

    I LOVE my weighted blanket. It is so comforting. I can’t speak to it’s ability to help me sleep (I don’t have sleep problems). When we recently when I vacation and I didn’t have it in bed to sleep with I really missed it.
    Our 4 year old also uses one (weighted for her size/age) after she was having some night terrors, and she sleeps very well now.

  12. cer says:

    I was literally just looking at the Waleda cream before coming over here. I’m about out of all my generic stuff at work and I’m looking to upgrade hand creams.
    Also looking at silk pillowcases, since they’re supposed to be better for hair and skin.

  13. ema says:

    I use The Ordinary’s Niacinamide + Zinc and it literally saved my skin. It makes a HUGE difference in tone, texture, spots, etc.

  14. TuxCat5 says:

    I’ve been using a weighted blanket for nearly four years and I love it. I have ADHD and temporal lobe epilepsy and the blanket helps me sleep so much better.

    I highly recommend SensaCalm (sensacalm.com) for purchasing a weighted blanket. I’ve ordered multiple blankets from them; they have excellent business practices and their products are of excellent quality. Their website has an entire section with guidelines for how to determine the size and weight you need (and how–and how *not*–to use a weighted blanket). I have no affiliation with the company–I’ve just been extremely happy with their services and products.

  15. Em Bee says:

    I desperately wanted to like my weighted blanket, but it didn’t work for me. Granted, I felt secure and comforted, but I am a side sleep that moves and I really like my blankets by my ear. Sooooo upon shifting position and trying to fling the blanket up as I went, I ended up tweaking my shoulder very badly! Absolutely not the blanket’s fault, but know you can’t toss it around yourself if you are used to that.

  16. Stormyshay says:

    I bought the 3 inch gel infused topper like the one that is pictured. I do not recommend it. It was very hot and way too soft, so much so I could not roll over at night. The company also would not take returns, even though it shipped prime. Make sure to read the fine print if ordering.

    • Nacho_friend says:

      SOS I bought a memory foam mattress last year and it’s too firm. I was looking for a gel topper that would make my bed softer, and of course cooler. Should I just go for the 2”?

  17. stephagogo says:

    Thank you @Celebitchy for finding the mattress topper!! I’ll let you know how it is.

  18. Sinead says:

    Does anyone know about the upright Go? Has anyone tried it? I really need to improve my posture coz I’m sitting at a desk all day…

  19. SJR says:

    I enjoy these product ideas, fun to see new items and get feedback. 🙂

  20. cupcake says:

    off to get the weighted blanket and the air purifier, thanks!

    I like these posts, since I am ordering off of amazon for my vitamins and hair conditioners anyway.

  21. me says:

    I bought that Amazon weighted blanket for one of my kids a few months ago – they love it!