The bestselling face powder, day planners and an effective deep conditioner

So many of you said the Tendskin razor burn prevention and treatment works! I’m not shaving my legs or waxing anything until it comes later today. I’m really excited to get it, because this is a problem I’ve been dealing with all my life. I didn’t realize there was such an easy solution. I’ll let you know how it works! I’ve mentioned this before, but I often order batteries on Amazon. You can get 48 AA Energizer batteries for $21. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at!

A gentle and effective cleanser that people love
From CB: We featured the Vanicream moisturizer a while ago, but I didn’t know that they made a bestselling cleanser too. This has 3,800 ratings, 4.7 stars and a perfect Reviewmeta score. This is a milky, soap free, fragrance free gentle cleanser that so many people swear by. Reviewers say that it has cleared their acne and say that it’s suitable for eczema, sensitive skin and combination skin. They write that it “has absolutely saved my skin,” it’s “the only face wash that my SUPER sensitive face likes,” it “cleans your face and even removes make up without burning your eyes” and “leaves my face soft and clean feeling without being tight.”

The number one bestselling face powder on Amazon
From CB: Right now I use a tinted face powder I got in Germany. It’s perfect for covering small blemishes especially, but it’s close to running out. I keep hearing great things about Coty Airspun and have been meaning to try it. This has almost 30,000 ratings and a 4.1 Reviewmeta score. Reviewers say it doesn’t separate, crease or light up on camera flash like other powders. It comes in 8 different varieties and shades, including translucent, all under $8 for for 2.3 ounces. Women write that “it really helps to keep the makeup flawless and not get cakey,” say that it lasts all day and that it’s great for creating a matte look on oily skin.

Supercute sweatpants with stripes
From CB: I saw these on People’s site and they look so comfortable and cute. I want the rainbow stripe ones! These striped sweatpants by SweatyRocks come in sizes x-small to x-large and in four different styles, all under $23. They have 662 ratings and a 4.2 stars on Reviewmeta. Reviewers say they run small so you’ll want to order a size up. They’re said to be “very comfortable, soft and thin,” several people mention that the material is thinner than it looks. They’re said to “fit great, feel great and look great,” “they’re sweats I feel cute in when out running errands.”

A stylish, easy to pack water bottle to cut down on waste
From Hecate: After watching Down to Earth with Zac Efron, I’ve been looking around my life for changes I can make. I have been really examining our single use product consumption. While we drink tap water at home, my kids do like flavored water and I buy that for them instead of sodas (also single use). Buzzfeed did an article on water bottles and I found this really cool “travel flask.” It not only looks cool, if I bought multiple, they would store so well in the fridge. I could buy those water flavor add-ins at the market and have several flavors for my kids without the waste. It comes in five different bank colors. 71 reviewers gave it 4.6 stars with the same ReviewMeta rating. A lot of commenters said they loved the design, both for appearance and ease of storing. “This bottle has a very sleek design and is easy for me to slide into my bag without the bulky roundness of traditional water bottles.” It’s also said to be comfortable. This is “easy to hold, has a comfortable drinking spout and its unique looking so I love it.” These particular bottles hold 13 ounces, so they are for shorter outings, but they are lighter to carry too.

A white noise machine that sounds natural
From Hecate: I have trouble sleeping so I am always trying to find new ways to get back to sleep when I wake in the middle of the night. Of the things I’ve tried, my white noise machine and my heavy blanket have been the most effective. The blanket is too hot for me in the summer so I rely on my noise machine. I got an inexpensive version a few years ago and I like it, but I have two major complaints.: 1) It’s right next to my head at night and the volume never goes low enough to actually relax me and 2) I can hear the looping, including any odd background ticks the tracks have. One of the ocean settings has a word ping in the background and it’s all I can hear when that one is on. This machine may be the answer to my prayers. It comes in two colors and has 2,500 ratings, 4.4 stars and ReviewMeta said that’s legit. One reviewer made up my mind for me by saying, “So far, my brain has not found the loop point in any of the audio samples!” while another said it’s just as effective for newborns, “We got this for our newborn when we were desperate for sleep. It is so effective. “ The machine that brought me to Amazon was this one but it is priced around $46. But if you have the extra money to spend, it has numerous sound setting options.

Hair treatment to restore your tresses quickly
From Hecate: This is another recommendation from Buzzfeed. For some reason, even though I haven’t changed my routine, my hair has been much drier than usual during lockdown. I have dry hair normally so I spend a fortune to keep it healthy. These are small after shampoo treatments that you can leave in or wash out to give your hair back some bounce. <Almost 1000 people on Amazon rated it with 4.7 stars and ReviewMeta only adjusted it to 4.6. One commenter said it only took one to do the trick, “After one use with these shots, my hair felt absolutely amazing.,” while another confirmed really damaged hair could benefit as well, “I have 4c, low porosity, heat damaged hair. I was a bit sceptical, but it gave my hair life.” At this price point, I can definitely afford to give them a try.

A planner to help you get organized
From Hecate: I saw a few of my CB friends talking about planners and organizers on Twitter and I am all about the planners! I have three. I don’t need three, I just can’t help myself. And on top of those, I have a plain notebook with a running to-do list that I update and check off every day. We could have a whole morning of planner talk addressing each specific need but I found these two I really liked. The first is this Legend Planner that covers you on every front: daily, weekly monthly and overall goals. It has both pre printed pages for you to fill in and blank for you to journal, thought bubble or vision board. It also has stickers for quick reference. The Legend Planner is $30, comes in eight colors, has 4.7 stars on Amazon and ReviewMeta with 272 ratings. Reviewers said it’s so complete, you’ll want to stick with it, “This isn’t one that you will find boring and redundant after a few weeks”. If $30 is too much for your budget, this InnerGuide is under $15. It has many features the Legend has, comes in five colors and earned 4.9 stars from almost 100 ratings. Reviews say it will keep you on task, “Very helpful with keeping you on track and accountable to yourself.”

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  1. HeatherC says:

    I use Coty Airspun, have for years. I love to use it for baking when I have special event, sometimes I use it alone if I have an easy day but know I’m going to run into people and having a bad skin day. It doesn’t cover everything, but it helps reduce shine. I’ve never had it separate or crease on me. Great for setting eyeshadow, I also use a brush and sweep it over my eyelashes before mascara, my eye lashes look thicker and the mascara stays in place longer.

  2. greenmonster says:

    Now I’m curious which German face powder you are using 😀

    • Celebitchy says:

      It’s called Catrice mineral powder makeup. I’m pretty sure its store brand and is quite old.

      • Betsy says:

        Some Catrice products are sold at Ulta; I have looked at their products but not at the powders so I don’t know if they carry it.

  3. Betsy says:

    I have been wanting Coty Airspun for ages but just can’t pull the trigger on a product that has parabens. So sad!

  4. Case says:

    I love planners. Using one makes me feel like my life is so much more put together (that, and I can’t remember things very well unless I write them down). The Legend Planner looks so nice.

  5. Faithmobile says:

    Just received the 4 silicone face scrubbers. They are amazing! I’m currently looking for an air purifier for wildfire smoke if anyone has any suggestions, also looking for a homeschool planner.

  6. Yawnho says:

    The jogging pants are 50 CAD, I could probably find some aritzia brand TNA ones that are cute for same price or cheaper 🙁

    • LadyMTL says:

      Fellow Canadian here, and it’s definitely true that the price differences can really be shocking sometimes. (Not the fault of CB of course!)

      I was looking at the white noise machine and it’s 40 CAD, which isn’t awful compared to the US price of $25…but when it comes to clothes I often find the markup is completely ridiculous, like in the case of these sweatpants.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    My grandmother used that powder!

  8. Call_Me_Al says:

    Ok y’all, on the subject of waxing, I bought my own hard wax warmer on Amazon to use during lockdown, I have tried it several times but hardly get any hair off! Have tried it on feet and upper legs where I haven’t shaved in a while and tried dusting a little powder on beforehand. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

  9. MarcelMarcel says:

    So I love listening to the podcast and I don’t use an Ad Blocker on this site. I’ve been loyally reading this site for about a decade. I was wondering if you’d consider doing partnerships with companies other then Amazon? I know there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism and I’m glad that Amazon purchases help the site stay running.
    BUT I just don’t feel comfortable purchasing from Amazon. I’d happily purchase affordable products through celebitchy from other companies though! (If said companies ship to Australia). Anyhow I understand if you can’t. Just figured there was no harm in asking. ☺️

    • tealily says:

      I’m glad you’ve said this. I’ve been intentionally moving away from Amazon too. I don’t fully understand the logistics of web sponsorship stuff, but I’d love some other options.

  10. Anners says:

    Ooh! I love the look of that flask! I’m also considering the coty face powder – I rarely wear makeup, so I don’t know if it’s worth it (I’m really trying to reduce my purchases of unnecessary products. Sigh).

    Can anyone recommend some good cooling pyjamas? I used to wear flannel bottoms and t-shirts but now I’m way too hot. Cotton breathes, but I hate how stiff and restrictive it feels. Silk is too slippery. The problem is I like the feel of synthetic fibres, but they’re so hot. And bad for the planet. Anyway, I welcome any recommendations people have, thanks in advance!

    • ClaireB says:

      I bought an expensive (for me) bamboo blend pajama set from Cariloha when on vacation, and I’ve been converted to bamboo fibers for clothing. They’re a little more expensive than cotton but they breath well and I feel like they keep me cooler too.

      • Anners says:

        Thank you – I’ll check them out! There are so many out there that are stupid expensive and say they’re cooling, but aren’t. I’m willing to shell out a bit for ones that work 😊

    • Duchess of hazard says:

      @anners anything linen is a good get.

    • Jill says:

      I ordered bamboo knit pajamas on Amazon and kept the pants only, Old Navy has some rayon knit pajama pants that are fantastic. Another good fabric to look for is Modal. This is clearly something I spend time thinking about.

    • Faithmobile says:

      I bought these bamboo pajamas and I love them! Just bought the nightgown. WiWi Womens Bamboo Pajamas Soft Pajama Sets

  11. Original_kellybean says:

    For any Canadians, Shoppers Drug Mart carries Catrice makeup.

    Edit: that was in reply to the post above…

  12. Daphne says:

    I love planners and have always used one. I have the calendar features disabled on my phone and gmail. It helps me de stress by knowing that I can wake up and see my life for the day organized on a piece of paper rather than a screen. My favorite is Gallery Leather in Maine. Their mini weekly planner is fabulous.