Hot sauce for Father’s Day, a versatile eyeshadow palette and sports bras

Last week I got the sous vide cooker. So far I’ve only cooked chicken but it was amazing, the best I’ve ever made at home. You do need a vacuum sealer at home to use it, and luckily already have one. (Mine is old, but here’s the only vacuum sealer I could find on Amazon with a B or above on Fakespot.) The ring light really makes a difference on video calls. It’s very flattering and I highly recommend it. I also got thefancy hummingbird feeder. It’s so pretty and picks up the light but I haven’t seen any hummingbirds at it yet. I will replace the sugar water in there and hopefully they’ll come soon. My friend Angie ordered the anti-fog spray and she says it really works. Here are some more products that I’m considering and Hecate is helping with this one too.

A solid red v-neck t-shirt to look cute on Zoom
From CB: Anita asked if we could recommend tops to look nice on Zoom. I’ve read that bright solid color tops, particularly red and hot pink, look best on camera. This is a very affordable v-neck long and flattering t-shirt from Hanes. It has 4 stars, over 1,200 ratings and an A on Fakespot. It comes in 9 colors and in sizes small to xx-large. This shirt is only $6 for sizes small to large in red. It’s called a “great shirt for the price,” one woman says she owns four in different colors, and another woman owns them in every color. Some say they run small.

A nude eyeshadow palette for both day and evening looks
From CB: Black-owned Mented cosmetics has a nude eyeshadow palette with both sparkly and matte colors for versatile looks. This palette has 4.3 stars, 39 ratings and an A on Fakespot. Reviewers write that “a little goes a long way,” that it “blends easily” and that it’s “the best starter palette.” I always want new eyeshadow palettes and this looks perfect.

Fair trade organic coffee to make your mornings special
From CB: BLK & Bold is a black-owned company which contributes 5% of profits to at-risk youth. Their coffee has 4.8 starts, over 27 ratings and an A on Fakespot. This whole bean coffee is currently available in medium and dark roast. Coffee drinkers call it “Very smooth and tasty, not dark, not heavy” and say “you can certainly taste hints of the flavors listed on the packaging.” It’s also called “just as good or better than what I might buy at Starbucks.”

A rainbow windsock for pride month
From CB: This 33″ rainbow column windsock will look festive on your lawn. It’s under $9 for this size and also comes in 24 and 50″ lengths. I have one that’s similar to this and just remembered to put it outside. Reviewers call it “perfect for annoying bigot neighbors,” a “cheery addition” to their lawn and say it holds up in heavy wind. These have 284 ratings, 4.6 stars and a B on Fakespot.

A set of three pullover sports bras for under $13
From CB: I always need sports bras, but there’s a caveat with these that they’re likely best for small-breasted women like me, under a B cup, as they don’t provide a lot of support. You can get three spaghetti strap sports bras for under $13 from Fruit of the Loom. These come in sizes 32 to 44 and in different color and style options. They have 4.3 stars over 9,000 ratings and an A on Fakespot. They’re called the “holy grail of comfortable bras,” the “most comfortable bras ever” and said to have “great fabric, fit, and workmanship.” Some women say they run small and you should order a size up for that reason. Some sizes and colors are out of stock but are restocking soon.

A long-lasting vegan matte lipstick
From Hecate: The Lip Bar is a Black-owned company and their lipsticks are excellent. They come in a ton of colors that last forever. This red is Bawse Lady and has 4.5 stars, 130 rating and a B on Fakespot. The Lip Bar also offers glosses, lip liners and compacts. Plus their packaging rocks. Women say they get compliments while wearing this lipstick and that “it doesn’t dry out my lips like the other matte lipstick-glosses that I’ve used.”

Hot sauce that goes on anything
From Hecate: Just in time for Father’s Day, Capital City Mambo Sauce from Black-owned family business, Capital City. After being widely promoted on First We Feast, commenters say you can put this sauce on everything: meat, chicken, wings, fries, grilled cheese – you name it. You can get two bottles in the combo pack for $17 and they come in mild and sweet hot. The sauce has 4.8 stars, 247 ratings and a C on Fakespot, making the adjusted rating still very good. Father’s Day is June 21 – there’s still time!

Gender-neutral rainbow boxer briefs
From Hecate: Here are some super cute rainbow boy shorts from LGBTQ-owned company TomboyX to celebrate Pride month. The $29 shorts range from XS to 4XL and have 4.7 stars, 41 ratings and a B on Fakespot. All the commenters talk about how comfortable they are. You can also add a matching bralette or sports bra, each of which would look darling under a button down shirt.

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  1. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I’m always on the lookout for a great matte liquid lipstick! The TomboyX undies look great. Thanks for another round of outstanding recommendations!

    • AnnaKist says:

      I love those rainbow undies, too, but postage to Australia is over $50! I see a lot of great things on theses posts, but the postage is prohibitive, unless there is a seller here. 😢

  2. Christin says:

    I stumbled upon the mild CC Mambo sauce several months ago, and am now hooked. It is so good on burgers, fries – it’s my ketchup alternative. I’m on my second order!

    I haven’t tried the spicy version. The mild version is such smoky sweet goodness!

  3. BlueSky says:

    I am in need of some sports bras! Thanks!

  4. Mellie says:

    I will take any/all sports bra recommendations…I cannot find the perfect one that doesn’t cost a car payment. I work out 7-8 times/week. Strength training 2 times, so I can get by with low impact ones on those days, but running/kick boxing 6 times per week I need some stability. My chest takes a beating…sorry to be blunt. And sports bras are so damned expensive!

  5. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Ah, CB, you are so fortunate to live around hummingbirds…I have a flock of quarrelsome sparrows that nest under my eaves and squabble as the sky grows light, some audacious thrushes, a blackbird, a terrifying raven and a pair of ringnecked doves. All very muted and autumnal. They do enjoy the freshly-turned earth in the flowerbeds, though.

  6. Sarah says:

    What is color of the lipstick pictured just above the comments? I’m trying to match it up with the colors on Amazon but not having luck.

  7. Emily says:

    I bought the plain hummingbird feeder (it’s too windy here and the fancy one made me nervous). My kids saw a hummingbird the other day! I hope we’ll see more this summer.

  8. Lvc says:

    If you live in the DMV, CC Mambo Sauce is carried at Giant, where it’s about $7/bottle. We’ve never bought the mild, but the spicy is VERY good.

    • Kalmia latifolia says:

      In northern VA, Papa John’s pizza has CC Mambo sauce as on option for chicken wings. Very, very tasty!

  9. Allison says:

    This is also a black, woman, veteran owned BBQ sauce business you can get on Amazon (she lives in my town!) Maybe you could add it to your list?

  10. IMUCU says:

    I tried the de-foggging spray and it *kinda* works. My glasses didn’t get AS foggy but the treatment only lasted 2 work days, so I have to reapply again. I live in very humid FL, work in a poorly air conditioned building, and tend to have more body “humidity” than most, plus I’m wearing an N95 with a paper mask over it, etc., so it is really warm/moist air that is escaping onto my glasses. It just might be too much for that de-fogger spray to handle )-: .

  11. Ren says:

    I’m looking for some good beach towels for the pool. Any suggestions? Thanks for doing these recommendations!

  12. al13 says:

    I have a request — I’m planning to move to Hawaii in about a month, so I need to move either in my plane luggage or shipping. I’m planning on only taking personal stuff, clothing, jewelry, shoes, hair care, etc. Any tips on a good travel or shipping containers for that, like travel jewelry (except for a fair amount of jewelry, including statement necklaces), etc. Or packing/storage stuff for art work, like multiple paintings.