A liquid exfoliator, lip gloss that lasts all day & jewelry with inspirational sayings

I got the KF94 breathable face masks we talked about a couple of weeks ago that I keep seeing everywhere. While they’re said to be slightly less protective than the KN95 masks, they still seem really good. My family and friends who got them really like them too. They definitely feel lighter and are easier to wear. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at!

Shoe inserts with arch support to help treat and avoid plantar fasciitis
From CB: My mom has plantar fasciitis and she swears by these shoe inserts. She even uses them in her slippers. These shoe inserts by Nazaroo have 4,600 ratings, 4.6 stars and an A on Fakespot. My mom said you have to remove your insoles to insert these, which is what reviewers say too. “I bought a pair at the podiatrist that cost a fortune. I found these and they are the same quality for 1/4 of the doctor’s office price. They fit perfectly and they feel great!” “I have plantar faccitis in both feet along with fallen arches. These inserts have helped tremendously with my overall foot / heel pain during the day.” “These are the best insoles I’ve ever used. Nothing I have ever tried comes close to helping as much as they do.”

A liquid exfoliator with 2% BHA that smoothes and clears skin
From CB: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid is among the top twenty bestsellers on Amazon in beauty and personal care. You can get five ounces for $36.50 in both a 4 ounce and 1 ounce bottle or 4 ounces for $29.50. Please be aware that the $10 product is just one ounce. This has 4.7 stars, 356 ratings and an A on Fakespot. Women say it really works to clear their skin, that it doesn’t bother sensitive skin and that it has a soothing effect. “I was struggling with what I thought was milia on my forehead. I have tried exfoliating with all sorts of different products. I read a review on reddit and though I would give it a try. So glad I did. I put this on and saw results in on night.” “This has revolutionized my skin, my skincare and my self-confidence. I swear by this product!! I have repurchased 3 times and tell everyone I know about this.” “I first ordered the small to test and it worked wonders for my skin! Visibly reducing texture, and making my skin smooth!”

A fume free drain clog dissolver that really works
From CB: We have a lot of clogged sinks in my house, I think the stopper type makes the hair get stuck in them easier. I’ve had to use Draino gel every few weeks because they get stopped up again. This odorless, eco-friendly drain cleaner by Green Gobbler has over 48,000 ratings, 4.2 stars and an A on Fakespot. People say it works on showers, sinks and even in toilets that get stopped up frequently. “My bathtub was so bad that when I showered I would be standing in almost a foot of water. I used other products all to no avail and was to the point of calling a plumber when I came across this product… I used half the bottle and within a couple hours the clog was totally gone and no evil odor.” “Works fast, without any horrible chemical smell and 1 application (I think I used a half bottle) has lasted for 2 months without any additional applications!”

A slim RFID blocking card wallet for under $3.50
From CB: This little RFID blocking card wallet has room for 7 cards plus your driver’s license and there’s also a slot for cash. It comes in 14 different colors, all under $3.50, and has 4.6 stars, over 2,000 ratings and a B on Fakespot. It would be a great option for when you don’t feel like carrying a full wallet. These are so affordable you could get some as gifts to have on hand. Reviewers say they’re surprisingly durable and that they’re excellent wallets. People also like that it has a loop where you can attach it to your key chain. “It’s like really nice! It has a great leathery feel not like cheap crap, everything fits perfectly, it’s super thin, it’s easy to get cards in and out but nothing falls out accidentally and seems just very well made.” “This works perfectly. I like the clear pocket for my license with a hole to easily slide it in and out when needed. I also like the finger grove where I keep my credit card to easily remove it.”

Lipcolor with extra gloss that lasts all day
From Hecate: This Revlon gloss boasts a 16 hour wear time for its 27 colors, practically all of which I love. But it also comes with an extra clear gloss overlay for extra drama. Now I know that as a woman over a certain age, some stylists would tell me to stay away from a glossy lip but guess what, I rarely do what I’m told. These tubes are normally about $10.50 for a one time purchase (you can also do Amazon’s subscription if you want) but they are on sale this week for $7.99. It’s Revlon so of course it has a ton of reviews, over 11,000 and has 4.5 stars, that ReviewMeta confirmed. Customers said the color really does stay on all day, one even said, “ This is pretty damn good. I have yet to find a product that stays on like this.” And once you apply it, it doesn’t get on everything else, “It’s not sticky and it does not transfer to other things like your glass or napkin.” I think I’m going to start with the Non Stop Cherry and Bare Maximum and work my way through them from there. Prepare for drama lips.

A snakeskin bomber jacket to update your look for spring
From Hecate: I saw this on Buzzfeed over the weekend and thought it was so cute, so I thought I’d share. This lightweight print snakeskin bomber jacket comes in three colors, light and dark amber versions and a pink version, each for only $28. The sizes run XS-XL and run true to size, according to Amazon. It has already gotten 154 reviews and earned 4.4 stars according to ReviewMeta. One reviewer said to get ready for others to acknowledge how cute you look, “walking into work today I received numerous compliments on the jacket.” Another said it’s good for being on the go, “Great great silky fabric that seems like it’s wrinkle free! Would be great for travel!” Now I just have to decide which color (hint: I’m thinking the pink).

An adjustable light that sits on your neck for reading, studying and crafting
From Hecate: I usually read my physical books during the afternoon because 1) I am too tired at night to hold up a book and 2) I have terrible lighting in all my normal reading spots. I’m thinking about this neck light so I can make my way through some of my bedside stack. It comes in three different colors, grey, blue and pink, each for $19. This rechargeable light has three light modes and six brightness settings. Plus, the beam focuses on what it’s directed so it won’t disturb those around you. Bonus: they are rechargeable. These got 4.7 stars, that ReviewMeta confirmed, from over 23,000 reviews. A lot of knitters and embroiderers use these because the arm length doesn’t get in their way, “The arms are of the appropriate length, they are very easy to manipulate, and the unit is well made and lightweight.” Others really like how flexible the design is, “It is flexible, you can bent it, twist it to different direction and fit to different size and head (for kids).”

A bracelet with inspirational sayings to help motivate you
From Hecate: I don’t know if this is just a me thing, but I thought these were great. I love cuffs, so I like the design of this bracelet. But it comes with these awesome sayings engraved inside, like “Wake Up. Kick @ss. Repeat.” and “You’re A Bad@ss” and I love this one, “Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed… remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown” In all, there are about 90 different fun sayings for you to choose from. These would make amazing bridesmaids gifts when we get back to bridal parties. They are about $15 each so you can get a couple phrases that work for you. Plus they are adjustable so they’ll fit a variety of wrists. The bracelets got over 18,000 reviewers, earning 4.8 stars and Fakespot gave them a B. Apparently they hold up really well, “I am a preschool teacher and I wear it every day. I wash my hands a million times a day. I have had it for over a month. It has not scuffed or scratched.” A bunch of customers bought them for someone going through a tough time that needed something to pick them up. Especially if you find just the right person, “This bracelet may not be appropriate for some, but it sums up my life perfectly.”





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  1. Roserose says:

    I just got the neck light last week week for crochet purposes but have already found about 17 additional uses for it. Highly recommend.

    • Jenn says:

      I can attest that it’s, honestly, so great for walking around the house during a power outage.

    • fifee says:

      I’ve been thinking about buying one to use while knitting, so a recommendation is always great.

    • Kelly says:

      I got one to use because my boyfriend likes to go to sleep ridiculously early and also claims he can’t sleep without me next to him in bed. It’s actually shockingly bright even though it has different brightness settings so I had to ditch it from my original plans of reading physical books in bed, but it’s great for other stuff.

  2. souperkay says:

    Instead of drain cleaner, I have a sink brush that is reusable and works quite well to clear bathroom sink and bathtub drains:


    The one downside is that you have to clean it after each use, which is not fun, but at least it does not hurt your pipes over time and it really grabs hair.

    The sinkshroom and tubshroom sink and bathtub drain replacements also work really well with catching hair before it gets into the pipe.

    • Anners says:

      I bought a plastic drain snake for about $2 and it is the grossest thing in the world to clean off (makes me gag even though it’s only my own hair), but it makes my sink and shower run smoothly and doesn’t hurt pipes or the environment :)

  3. manda says:

    That revlon color stay is amazing! Just make sure you don’t mess up the application (which I do bc I am bad at makeup) because it is very hard to correct it once it’s on there. But once it’s on, it is on and it looks great all night long!

    Does anyone have recs for a body chemical exfoliator? is that even a thing? Or I guess I could use something meant for my face on my bum and bikini area, right? I have folliculitis… thanks y’all

    • alsf says:

      There are several body lotions with 10% ish levels of alpha or salicylic acid. I currently have Amlactic. Paula’s Choice also makes one. It it’s more $$$.

    • Becks1 says:

      Haha I was going to say the same thing about the colorstay lipstick! It really does stay, and I like the variety of colors, but be careful applying it lol.

  4. Lawcatb says:

    I’ve been using the Paula’s Choice exfoliator for a couple of year’s, and now just have an Amazon subscription for it. I love it, and even though I’ll sometimes try other buzzy products, it never takes long for me to just come back to this one.

    • Bre says:

      This year I’ve been struggling with keratosis pilaris on my cheeks. I haven’t dealt with this since I was a tween. It seems between stopping birth control (in my mid 40s and wanted to take a break from the near 30 years of taking them) and being stuck in the house more my skin is not doing well. I tried several products before but paulas choice was the only one that worked. It can be a bit drying and sensitive but Ive been using PC’s hydrating treatment mask at bedtime and that as helped

    • dj says:

      I can attest to most of Paul’s Choice products. I have used for about 25 years (since the company’s inception). I am 60 and get asked frequently (prepandemic) what skin products I use.

  5. Samanthalous says:

    I tend to stick to Asian brands when it comes to skin care.

  6. LivethelifeAquatic says:

    I can attest to Paulas choice liquid exfoliated. Works well for my stubborn cystic acne. Also use it around bikini line and for gasp butt zits every once and a while

  7. Liz version 700 says:

    This article was expensive 😀. I bought 2 things before I even finished it lol

  8. Mama says:

    I have that bracelet. It was a gift from a secret santa. I wish it fit my little wrist – it doesn’t. It fits awkwardly but it is cool. It just sits here unfortunately.

    • C-No says:

      I have one too, and skinny wrists — I smooshed it so it’s not round, it’s an oval, and closed it pretty tight. Fits much better now. Mine is “keep f*cking going,” from my cousin, the first Christmas after my divorce.

  9. Jordana says:

    I had a tough kitchen sink clog about a month ago. I even purchased an auger and tried that (I’m not a handy person). I didn’t do it right or something idk, it didn’t open the drain.
    Last resort I bought Green Gobbler, put 2 packs down the drain, let it sit over night (the instructions recommended that step for really tough clogs). I rinsed it in the morning and the results were immediate. A really great product I will definitely buy again!

  10. hexicon says:

    Paula’s Choice is science-based, so thank you for recommending something that is backed by research and not voodoo, confirmation bias, and marketing.

  11. Giddy says:

    I bought the KF94 masks last week and really like them. I’ve been reading more and more about double masking and I’ve been using them for the layer next to my face, covered by a cloth mask. That is very comfortable! Today I have bought 3 things!

    • TaraBest says:

      I also bought the masks and have been using them for double masking. I started a new job where I have to be in the office all day (first time since last March) and found that some of my cloth masks were rubbing my face uncomfortably. Since double masking is more effective anyway, I’ve been using the AirQueen next to my face, with a double-layer cloth mask on the outside and it’s been very comfortable!

  12. alsf says:

    I’ve used that Paula’s choice for over 5 years, maybe almost 10. My skin looks pretty good, minimal wrinkles, despite growing up on the LA beaches without sunscreen. My sister uses it too. It doesn’t irritate either of our eczema either, don’t I try not to put it on top of our patches.

    I sometimes use the 10% solution to really exfoliate my skin but it leaves me mildly red for half a day.

    Pretty sure I have that wallet,too, for daily walks.

  13. Sarah says:

    That Paula’s Choice stuff is amazing for acne and blackheads.

  14. CDB says:

    Regarding the Paula’s choice exfoliator… is it more to remove dead skin and exfoliate or is it best for acne? I don’t have acne but extremely dry skin in the winter. I have been searching high and low for something to remove the dry skin flakes. I moisturize all the time with highly ranked moisturizers but nothing seems to work. :( Would this paula’s choice exfoliator be good for that?

    • fifee says:

      BHA is more suited to helping with acne/blackheads, it gets deep into the pore and cleans it out from the bottom. AHAs & PHAs are more suited to exfoliating the skin. If you have sensitive skin but can bear to use an AHA something with lactic or mandelic acids are gentler than glycolic and might be better suited to dry skin. PHAs are even better for sensitive skin as theyre incredibly gentle.

      • CDB says:

        This is helpful. Thank you. I have been using a Lactic Acid (10%) from The Ordinary for the past few weeks, but I think my skin hasn’t adjusted to it yet and is making it even drier… even though I use a Hyaluronic Acid and moisturizer with it. Maybe I just need to give it more time.

  15. Delight_ says:

    The Naturium BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% is also very good. Same amount, 10 dollars cheaper.

  16. Jill says:

    Ooo! I need the neck lamp, and the shoe inserts and the lip gloss. I’ve given the bracelets with “Keep F—ing Going” as gifts to several friends. I, for one, appreciate the shopping posts!

    • Jill says:

      Also, I need recommendations for teen boys with acne prone skin. One kiddo has so many blackheads. SO MANY. Taking recommendations beyond the BHA lotion!

  17. NEENA ZEE says:

    100% recommend the Paula’s Choice exfoliant. I’ve been reading her reviews and using her products for around 10 years and my skin has never been better. BHA cleans out the pores so the product is excellent for blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged pores and milia. I personally don’t get acne anymore, but I wish I knew about this product when I still struggled with spotty skin. It also helps even out redness and skin tone. I alternate it with the AHA exfoliant to resurface my skin because my cell turnover is getting slower with age. I’ve found most of the PC products to be effective, backed by science and well-priced.

  18. Kittycat says:

    I love these posts! Can you recommend a Zoom light? I always have to face the window and sometimes it’s not convenient.