The best hairdryer, nail repairing oil and a toilet paper holder to keep spares on hand

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I got the Pura’dor shampoo and conditioner set after featuring the shampoo last week. I’m having hair loss, I keep getting my thyroid checked and it’s only borderline so the doctor hasn’t given me anything for it. The shampoo can be drying after using it long term although the conditioner is quite good. After about a week of using it I’m going to start switching it with the Hask Biotin shampoo and conditioner every other day. It’s only reduced shedding by maybe 20% this first week, but it does make my hair look fuller. (There’s another version called “advanced therapy” which I might try also.) I also got two sets of the puzzle piece exercise mat to soundproof the floor in my office and put under my spin bike. It works well, was easy to put together, and didn’t smell like chemicals at all. Oh and I got the high light bulb changer! It worked for almost all the light bulbs in my high ceiling, except the last highest one which is in there super tight. I think I have to tape the rod to get it to turn right on that tough bulb. If you got that and need help with the string and suction cup setup, here’s a video where they show it in action. That helped me figure out how to work it.

The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium hair dryer is back!
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I treated myself to a Dyson Airwrap a few months ago. It’s amazing and I look like I got a blowout every day, but it’s $550 and if I made a post about it I would feel like a jerk. (That was my Christmas present to myself.) The hair dryer that comes with it is just meant to get the damp out so I use the BaByliss instead. I’ve had this exact hairdryer for over a year, you may have seen me raving about it. It reduces drying time and makes my hair look so much nicer. This has 4.4 stars, over 3,600 ratings and an A from Fakespot. It’s almost $80, which is a lot to pay for a hair dryer, but when you make the switch you’ll wonder what took so long. Plus it’s cheaper than the professional models and gives similar results. People call it the “best investment I made for my hair,” “lightweight and fast drying” and say it makes their hair smoother and less frizzy than traditional dryers. I agree.

A versatile set of crop tops you can wear to the gym or every day
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This is a set of three crop tops for under $20. They come to the belly button area and would look great at the gym or paired with pants or a skirt. They come in white, gray and black and in sizes sizes small to large. I checked other crop tops and they had bad Fakespot ratings, but these have 762 ratings, 4.6 stars and an A on Fakespot. Reviewers write that they “fit perfect,” that they’re comfortable to work out in, that they cling in all the right places and are a great wardrobe staple. There’s also a four piece set that comes with navy blue.

Nail and cuticle oil that can help you achieve long, natural nails
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This Solar Oil nail and cuticle oil by CND has 4.5 stars, over 1,700 ratings and a B on Fakespot. Women say that it works wonders to repair weak nails and to moisturize and condition dry, brittle nails and cuticles. It’s been called “a miracle,” “my favorite cuticle oil,” and “worth every penny.” Some people say the bottle is small, but others say it lasts a long time and has given them stronger, longer nails than they’ve ever had. Now I want it. I write these reviews and end up buying half the stuff.

A hard water conditioning treatment to leave your hair silky soft
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This is a conditioning treatment which removes mineral deposits from hard water and leaves hair soft. It may not be suitable for color-treated hair as some women with dyed hair say it changed their color. However it’s also useful for removing rust stains from hard water and green chlorine deposits from pools. This has over 300 ratings, 4.5 stars and an A on Fakespot. Women call it “amazing,” say it removes buildup from shampoo and conditioner as well and leaves their hair “lighter and softer.”

Double shower hooks so you can hang the liner one one side and the curtain on the other
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I was looking through the bestsellers in home improvement and my mind is blown that these exist! I have both my liner and shower curtain on one set of hooks. These let you change them separately. These have over 12,000 ratings, 4.6 stars and a B on Fakespot. Reviewers say they’re “ great looking and functional,” “make changing new shower curtains a two minute breeze,” and that they “glide easily” without making any noise.

Lip balm that could replace all your other lip balms
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I have so many lip balms in various places, but my go-to is the Laneige lip sleeping mask. So many people swear by this Intense Therapy lip balm by Jack Black. It has 4.6 stars, over 3,300 ratings and an A on Fakespot. People call it “the best quality lip balm,” say it “eased months of lip pain,” and healed chapping and that it’s “the best lip balm I’ve ever tried.” It comes in so many different varieties like mint, grapefruit, lemon and pineapple mint. They’re said to have no flavor though and to just smell differently.

A toilet paper roll holder that goes right on the tank so you’ll never be without
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I had two of these in my last house but one was made for a hairdryer and I just used it to hold toilet paper. It got all rusty at the base where it was attached to the toilet, but the other one didn’t. I just got two of this exact model yesterday. They’re an easy way to keep toilet paper always on hand, especially for guests. This has over 1,500 ratings, 4.6 stars and an A on Fakespot. It’s just $8 for one or $14 for two. It also comes in a standing version and a mountable one with a shelf. People write that “It looks great, takes up little to no room on the side of the toilet, and holds an extra [second] roll (including the double size rolls).” Some say you can only put it on the left side of the toilet, but others write that this fits on the right side just fine.

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  1. Erinn says:

    I actually bought the nail oil a few weeks ago. It smells AMAZINGGGGG. Like – if I could turn it into a perfume I would. It’s got a sort of almond/cherry scent to it that just makes me super happy. It’s the size of a normal CND Nail polish if I remember correctly. I had some rough skin around my nails, and my nails tend to peel, and I have noticed a difference when I use it regularly.

    • windyriver says:

      Totally agree about the smell, it’s lovely! My salon uses it, and I bought it from them a couple of months ago. You only need a dab per nail and it’s lasting a long time. I bought it mostly for my cuticles, and it helps – again, with regular use. Even though my nails are pretty much okay to begin with, they look even better after using the oil.

  2. wildwaffles says:

    I have the Baby Bliss hairdryer, bought on your recommendation, and it’s great! This year I bought the mini travel one and love that one, too.

  3. Elise says:

    I would love to read a review of the Dyson hair wrap! I have every flavor of the lip balm. I like the mint, grapefruit and pear the best.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I wrote this when there was a sale but I checked the morning I was going to publish and the sale was over:
      It was a fortune, but I look like I got a blowout every day and I consider it worth the huge splurge. I use all the interchangeable parts for it to either curl or smooth my hair depending on my mood. (You can buy the volume set or the smoothing set for about $49 cheaper if you don’t need everything.) All I did to learn how to use it was google “Dyson airwrap Youtube.” I watched about two tutorials and it’s super easy to use. Your hair automatically wraps around the curlers! The only issue I’ve had with it is that I needed to clean the filter. I called Dyson, they explained it, and that stopped a minor overheating issue. This is still ridiculously expensive which is why I’ve never written about it except for in a post on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s hair. I know the price is outrageous, but it was absolutely a game changer for my hair and I love it. Please do not think you need this if you cannot afford it. This is the most I have spent on my hair at one time in my entire life.

  4. FHMom says:

    Make sure your TSH is under 2. That’s what endocrinologists recommend. My gynocologist thought that TSH could be as high as 5. Mine was 4.5 and I’m now on meds and feeling better.

    • Charfromdarock says:

      ^yes. My thyroid was borderline for years. I finally begged my doctor to let my try the meds because I was fatigued all the time not to mention things like hair loss or constantly losing my voice.

      Within a month on meds, I felt like I was back from the dead.

      This winter has wrecked havoc on my nails and cuticles. I’ve tried two other types with no improvement.

      • Sophie says:

        I had the exact same experience as @char. My levels were “low normal”, my doctor put me on levothyroxine anyway to see if it helped (And warned me to be on the lookout for hyperthyroidism symptoms). Within 4 months I had lost 20 lbs (I had been working out like crazy for a year with no weight loss) and my hair was growing in shiny and happy. I also had more energy and was no longer constantly starving. Just because your numbers look good on paper doesn’t mean your levels are right for your body.

    • JanetDR says:

      My doctor didn’t want to give me anything (I’ve been inching towards 5., think I’m 4.5 now). I talked him into letting me try the prescription, but I got an awful rash from it. No one but my dermatologist would acknowledge the rash was related to the drug. I later found out that the generic is a problem for a lot of women. I eventually paid a fortune to see an endocrinologist who said to stop taking it. So I did. I can’t lose a pound to save my life but I am much more upset about the thinning hair 😟 Going to try this shampoo, because why not…

  5. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I was hoping the hairdryer would make a reappearance. I’m in need of a new one. Thanks!

  6. Ali says:

    When I did IVF my dr said the guidelines for normal thyroid levels were too conservative so when mine came back at the low end of normal he put me on Synthroid for the duration. If you’re already seeing a specialist, sorry for butting in.

  7. Spicecake38 says:

    I am going get this blow dryer,actually I want everything in this post ;the shower curtain rings-who knew?I need them now!

  8. minx says:

    CND works miracles. I’ve always had terrible nails and I started applying it about a year ago. It really makes them strong.

  9. Melissa says:

    I’ve used the Jack Black lip balms for years. Love them. They even have one that is in a tube like Chapstick and it’s great as well. I get them at Ulta for anyone wanting to go in and smell it.

  10. sealit says:

    I swear by this stuff. I used it after my son was born and those tiny little baby hairs around my forehead never grew out. It even makes the hair in other places (legs, eyebrows) grow faster. I’ll use a bottle and stop for a while when my hair starts to feel too heavy.

    https://amzn.to/32oJSxQ

  11. Nikki* says:

    Seems so obvious NOW to have dual shower curtain rings; so smart! :)

  12. shells_bells says:

    I found shower rings like that a few years ago (at Target I think) and it makes such a difference!!! I replace the liner quite often and it’s SOOOO much easier!!

    • Antonym says:

      @shells_bells: Was going to say the same thing. I got the shower hooks at target and they’re perfect. I can’t imagine using any other hooks/rings now. Highly recommend.

  13. CER says:

    I love the Jack Black lip balm I use Avene’s lip creme for the over night, they have an Amazon page, so it’s from them.

  14. SJP-NYC says:

    I got the Dyson airwrap after seeing your comment, holy shit it is awesome and my hair looks so polished. I have used the round brush, the soft brush and the larger curlers and love them all. I also have a Dyson hair dryer which I am not using now because of the airwrap.

  15. ClaireB says:

    I have those shower curtain hangers in our bathroom, and they really are great. I love the double hooks!

    And that Jack Black lip balm has been in my cart for a while. I tried the Hanalei lip treatment first, and it’s really moisturizing, but I think the Vitamin E in it sometimes makes my lips peel.

  16. deezee says:

    The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Brush is AMAZING at giving you a blowout look. It is priced at $65CAD on Amazon dot CA so it may be more attainable for other readers. (The Dyson one is just to costly for me.) I highly recommend it.

  17. TheOriginalMia says:

    My nails grow, but they grow and split at a certain length. My cuticles are a mess. A mess! I will be buying the cuticle oil today. I love these posts! My bank account doesn’t.

  18. Ren says:

    Would y’all consider posting a portable/travel humidifier? Thanks!