Furry fancy house slippers, a fun fleece jacket and a healing gel

From CB: I finally ordered the instant face lift cream and am excited for that! I figured I would give it a try finally. It’s coming later today so I’ll let you know how it works. The reviews are really promising. As I mentioned Tuesday, I’m excited for Christmas and potential gifts for people. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at.

A soda and beer can cozy that doubles as a glass to keep drinks hot or cold
From CB: The Brumate Hopsulator fits both 12 and 16 ounce cans and doubles as its own 16 ounce tumbler so you can use it alone to keep drinks hot or cold. Plus it comes with a little puck you can freeze to keep your drink cold longer and a splashproof lid. This has 9 different colors and finishes to choose from and has over 6,000 ratings and 4.5 stars on ReviewMeta. People rave about how well it works and say they’ve purchased them in several colors. This would make a great gift as it’s something people don’t think to buy for themselves. Reviewers write “I was on the beach in 90+ degrees and my beer bottle was still cold 2 hours later.” “My coffee stayed at the perfect drinking temperature for hours.” “I am so addicted to the hopsulator and I talk it up to anybody and everybody when I’m using it. I recently bought a handful of them to give away as Christmas gifts.”

Blue blocker glasses make a difference for me
From CB: If you haven’t tried blue blocker glasses yet, you’d be surprised how much of a difference they make. It’s totally possible some of that is psychological, but I still like wearing mine and have them on now. Towards the end of the day when I’m trying to watch television I’ve noticed that my eyes are less tired and strained wearing these. We’ve talked about them before and I got them in the pretty ombre style above. When I wear them I get compliments (well one person complimented me on them, I hardly see anyone) and I think they make me feel calmer with less eye strain. These have over 6,500 ratings, 4.5 stars and an A on Fakespot. They come in 12 different styles and prints. People say they really work to reduce eye strain, eye burning and headaches. “I can actually feel the difference since I started using these.” “I can honestly say that I’ve noticed a difference after work each day that my eyes don’t feel as tired and strained as they usually have.” and “[I] tried these and have had ZERO migraines, and I am finally starting to sleep more.”

A holographic fanny pack would make a great gift for yourself or someone else
From CB: I have an 80s/90s style sensibility. I already have a fanny pack for my walks around the neighborhood, but I don’t have an awesome holographic one like this. This holographic fanny pack by Cambond comes in four shiny colors, all under $10. It has over 380 reviews, 4.6 stars and a perfect score on ReviewMeta. Plus it has three separate compartments, including a hidden one in the back, to fit all your stuff. This would make a great gift for a child or a friend. There are so many cute photos of women wearing it. They write that it fits all the essentials and that the strap is long enough for everyone. It’s comfortable enough to wear while running too. “Perfect for my active lifestyle, very light weight, lots of space in the pockets, I love how durable the waist belt is and how easy it is to adjust.” “Very large which works well when going on field school trips. Great gifts for teenage girls.” “I love my fanny pack, I initially bought it to go to a 90’s party but I’ve been wearing it like almost every day since.” (Thanks to 22Words for this product.)

A healing gel that would make a great stocking stuffer
From Hecate: For all of us who have found our baker within during quarantine, this Medihoney gel might be a necessary kitchen staple. I have burn lines running up and down my arms from various oven grate interactions over the years. You’d think I’d figure it out but no, I just burn myself over and over (I comfort myself in knowing James McAvoy did the same thing when he worked for a baker). This has over 5,400 reviews and 4.3 stars on ReviewMeta. This little tube is only $10 and people who bought it said it’s good enough to use professionally, “We use this for wounds in the hospitals. I have witnessed chronic, foul wounds heal quickly and beautifully with medi honey!” That customer also said they used it on acne wounds, which would be popular in my current, teenager infested home. Another reviewer said it helped her daughter’s second degree burns and kept them from getting infected, which is amazing. We get sunburns all the time, so a few of these for the summer are a good idea as well. And it’s versatile because it’s safe to use on pets as well, “It helped heal my dogs lick granuloma this is the only thing that worked.” TThe gel does have an expiration date so make sure to close the tube completely and keep an eye on that date.

An affordable wireless mouse
From Hecate: For some reason, I always get angry when I have to spend money on a mouse. I know how important they are, but that’s the one tech thing I resent shelling cash out for. So I was quite excited to find this one for $10-$12! That’s cheaper than Target. It comes in 10 colors and has soft sides, which is more comfortable for the hand. Almost 90K reviews give it 4.6 stars and a C on Fakespot, which is good for tech gadgets. One reviewer said you can finally stop looking for your perfect mouse, “I am so happy to say that after going through 6 mouses in 3 months I am finally completely satisfied with this one!” another said you won’t find a better fit, “I’m a man with medium sized hands and it is difficult to find a mouse that isn’t too large or too small. Fortunately for me this mouse fits perfectly in my hand, allowing me to easily rest my ring and pinky fingers on it.” At this price, I can get one for each kid this Christmas and look super generous because they didn’t even ask me for it (just don’t tell them they are only $10, okay?)

A fun cozy fleece jacket in a variety of colors
From Hecate: I love a soft jacket or sweater that I can wear inside as well as out. I’ve seen these fleece, teddy bear jackets online and they look so cute with jeans and boots or a fun skirt and scarf. This one is under $40 and comes in so many colors and styles, both zippered or buttoned. I was looking at the neutrals but I think I like the bold colors, like the cherry red one. Plus, I could wear this in my office when the morning chill hasn’t burned off yet. Big bonus, it’s washable, “I washed and put in dryer and it didn’t shed like anticipated.” Another one of the almost 8,000 reviewers said it’s so comfortable, “It’s so soft and moves around freely. This jacket feels like what I imagine cuddling unicorns is like.” Who doesn’t want to cuddle a unicorn? There are over 7,800 ratings, 4.2 stars and an A on Fakespot so you can feel confident getting this little gift for yourself as well.

Furry house slippers to feel fancy
From Hecate: Oprah had these fabulous slippers on her list and they look so luscious. Unfortunately, they are $48 and that exceeds both my gift budget and my slipper budget. But, I found these cute look-alikes above for $24. They come in nine colors and four sizes so you can get exactly what you’re looking for. These received over 14,000 reviews with about 4.2 stars and an A on Fakespot. Reviews said they hold up pretty well, “They are warm, pretty, stay nice, and comfy.” My favorite review said, “These slippers feel like a hug on my feet.” Everyone should have new slippers for the holidays, right?

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  1. Liz version 700 says:

    I wonder if I can get blue light filter put in my next perscriptiin glasses. I read my Kindle with the blue light filter and it makes a huge difference!

  2. Seraphina says:

    Please delete if this is not allowed. To the CB readers, I have been looking for some good slippers this winter and keep wanting to buy the Uggs, but not sure if they are worth the $$$. I have tried wool socks over cotton socks.
    I have tried slippers from various places and none seem to do the trick. Advice appreciated.

    • Sa says:

      If you are a Costco member, they have shearling slippers that are very affordable (I’m pretty sure under $30). I bought the men’s slippers a few years back (because it covers the back of the foot a smidge more than the women’s style) and I love them. They’re the Kirkland brand, not UGGs, but they’re just as warm and comfy.

      • Seraphina says:

        Thank you Sa, I will be on the look out at Costco. I have given up (almost) and thought to try one more time before going the Ugg route.

      • SamC says:

        Ditto on this. Just bought my second pair of these from Costco, first pair lasted several years. Paid less than $25. I also get the Kirkland version of Ugg boots and love them too.

        Someone below recommended LL Bean slippers…also great but high er price point than the Costco ones.

      • Seraphina says:

        Thank you both! I also saw the LL Bean ones and they were only $20 less than Ugg. I will be on the lookout for Costco ones.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      My husband got me some amazing slippers from LL Bean last year. I wasn’t too convinced at first but I absolutely love them! Very warn and comfortable and I’m heading into my second winter with them.

    • Becks says:

      My boyfriend got me the LL Bean slippers and they are the warmest! The quality is great and I refuse to wear anything else now. Get them, you won’t regret it :)

    • Seraphina says:

      Thank you all. I will try Costco first (they have great customer service so I can’t go wrong with them) and then LL Bean. Thanks again.

  3. t fanty fan says:

    The face firming cream did nothing for me-maybe 59 is too far gone? I hope you have better luck because it was a waste of money for me.

  4. Soupie says:

    I love these posts. I’m interested in at least 95% of what’s featured.

  5. a reader says:

    Blue blocker glasses for the win!

    When I got my new lenses two months ago I added blue blocking. I work on a PC allllll day and it’s made a HUGE difference in eye strain. Highly recommended!

  6. souperkay says:

    I just wanted to let CB-ers know that I got the collagen hair treatment (https://amzn.to/2GjNc6O) from this post: https://www.celebitchy.com/687479/a_collagen_hair_treatment_a_cooktop_cleaner_kitchenaid_mixers_for_over_100_off/ and it works. I bleach my hair and it is slow to recover but this stuff really did make it smoother and give it shine. I left it in for the full 20 minutes but I am pretty impressed.

  7. Michelle says:

    Hecate – if you keep burning yourself on oven shelves (my mum did this) get some silicone protectors! Not sure if I can put links so look up silicone oven shelf protectors and you should see them. They just fit over the edge of wire shelves and stop about 90% of burns when you just catch your hand/arm on them. They are AMAZING

  8. alsf says:

    I wonder if that medihoney would help eczema? I’m starting to get little patches, including on eyelids. My skin tends to like honey products for acne/dryness.

    • alsf says:

      Btw, I’m testing to see if I might be having a reaction to the essence lash princess mascara. It’s the only change in my makeup routine, and I have had eyelid eczema/derma irritation fit the last two weeks. It says ophthalmologist approved and I’ve never before reacted to a mascara.🤷‍♀️

      The only other new thing is I’m swimming an extra day a week but I just took a week off and it didn’t improve.

  9. Traci says:

    Medihoney is amazing. The nurses used it for my Dad when he was starting to get sores from being bedridden. It was truly incredible to see his skin healing so quickly with that stuff.

  10. Mtec says:

    Anyone have recommendations for a postmenopausal woman in her 60s who likes to get her hair done, but has been sad about it lately cause her hair is thinning a lot (it was thin to begin with) and her scalp is begging to show. Asking for my mom. Would appreciate any tips/product recommendations I could pass along to her.

  11. SJ Knows says:

    Can I ask for suggestions for a face cleaner for very sensitive skin?
    Cleans, gentle, rinses off completely and easily, reasonable price also.
    I really enjoy Celebitchy :)

    • sa says:

      I also have very sensitive skin and I swear by phisoderm. Before discovering it I tried a ton of different cleansers, in multiple price ranges. Discovering phisoderm was a life changer for me. And it’s only about $5 a bottle and you can get it at the drugstore.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      I have dry, sensitive “aging” skin. I use Cetaphil or CeraVe with a washcloth usually (and a gentle cleansing (rotating) brush 2 xs/wk). The washcloth is a good, gentle exfoliator. I use it all over my body; keeps my skin balanced and very soft.

    • TaraBest says:

      My skin tends to be on the dry side and I also use Cetaphil. You can get a two pack of giant bottles (with a travel size bonus) at Costco for a really reasonable price. My only issue is that I don’t think it works well at removing makeup, so I use a micellar on a cotton round first, and then wash with the Cetaphil.

  12. Kimberly says:

    The Brumate Hopsulator is completely awesome. I bought one for my Dad a couple of Christmas ago. Decided to try it out first…and immediately ordered myself one too! Last Christmas everyone got one. 😍

  13. Lissdogmom02 says:

    I love these posts. I bought the lime & coconut lotion, it’s smells very nice. I’m eyeing the coat in pink. Please let us know about the face lift cream, I’m super curious. Also I am a medical coder & do a lot of wound care & they do indeed use medical honey.

  14. Crass says:

    IDK re burning myself in the oven. BUT tea tree facial soap is the thing that stops acne. They have it at TJs and Whole Foods or I think in Amazon although I would not buy it there. Better to fix the problem before it can scar. So long as you are reasonably healthy (treat your body right) and wash your face once or twice a day with that it should be bye bye acne.

  15. SJ Knows says:

    Thanks everybody! :)

  16. B says:

    Hi, does anyone have a suggestion for a nice-looking, pre-lit or “pop-up” Christmas tree that I can order? I would order through the Celebitchy link before random sites…threw the old one out…