A dark spot corrector, a hair treatment with collagen and a flat front belt

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From CB: I wanted to talk about the excellent percussion massager we featured a few weeks ago. It really works to get out the kinks and I feel so relaxed afterwards. I also really like the $99 HEPA filter we talked about. It worked so well I bought another one for my son’s room. We think the filters are making a difference with our allergies. They do make a noise like a fan, but you can sleep with it on. You can also set it to go off after a specific interval of 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at on Amazon.

Exfoliating body washcloths that really work to smooth your skin
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From CB: These exfoliating Korean washcloths are inexpensive at under $9 for a pack of 12. Please be aware that they’re way too rough for your face and should only be used on the body. The red is the most abrasive and I think green is the lightest. They have over 1,500 reviews and a C on Fakespot. People say they work like nothing else they’ve tried to slough off dead skin and leave your skin baby soft. “Skin rolls off and looks like eraser dust. It’s disgusting but satisfying at the same time. Great detox also. I feel like if you aren’t using these cloths you are not getting clean. Oh! And skin feels amazingly soft!” “I realized that I have been missing something in my bath routine until I discovered these. After the 10 mins soak when I started scrubbing I could see all the dirt and dead skin float on the water. I know gross but it does what I promises it will do. The shower that followed made my skin squeaky clean and super soft. Highly recommend.”

A stick-on LED backlight to reduce eye strain while watching TV
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From CB: I don’t like to have the overhead lights on when I watch TV at night because they’re too bright but without them I end up squinting and getting eye strain. These easy-to-install LED light strips are specifically designed to brighten up the area around your TV. You just buy the size to fit your television. They come in white and color changing versions. They have over 8,300 ratings, 4.6 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say they’re easy to install and make such a difference when they’re watching TV. You have to go a few inches in to make the square on the back for most TVs and you should lay out the strips before taking off the sticky backing. “This thing is amazing! I ordered the medium length for my 55 inch curved tv and it works perfectly. I actually just bent the strip to make 90 degree angles and did not cut them – so you can do that too. Great value and has truly improved watching films and tv shows.” “I can honestly say it makes a huge difference (besides looking pretty damn cool). I never watched TV in a completely dark room before, because the TV would be so bright and hurt my eyes after a while. Now, I dont have that issue anymore.”

A deep conditioning collagen treatment that will transform your hair
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From CB: We’ve featured CER-100 before and I wanted to talk about it again as so many of you have used it and swear by it. (I would have bought it long ago, but I’m allergic to beef and pork and cannot use products containing gelatin.) This has over 17,000 ratings, 4.4 stars and a B on Fakespot. Women are amazed at how well it works and say it smooths and conditions their hair like nothing they’ve ever tried. It’s also said to be more effective than the pricier hair treatment, Olaplex. “It has made my hair drastically softer and easier to brush. I have not noticed greasiness in my hair at all since using it. ” “I’m totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn’t leave it greasy or weigh it down. I’ll definitely buy again.” “My hair has never felt this smooth and soft.”

A dark spot corrector for clearer, brighter skin
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From CB: Burt’s Bees dark spot corrector serum has vitamin C and bakuchiol, which is said to be a gentle and powerful retinol alternative. This listing, which features other Burts Bees products, has over 7,300 ratings, 4.4 stars and an A on Fakespot. Reviews say this really works to brighten skin and fade dark spots and acne scars. One woman shared photos from March to June of last year that showed her skin cleared up so much. She wrote “The difference is insane. Some dark spots I’ve had for 1+ years and nothing would make them budge, and now they’re almost totally gone. It’s changed my skin!” Another wrote “Worked wonderfully on my sun/age spots on my cheeks.”

A flat front belt for sleek style
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From Hecate: I’m a big fan of the French tuck so I still like my gaudy belt buckles. But I have a couple sweaters that need a nice, smooth line under them. Plus my daughter is starting to care about things like shirt lines so I’m getting us each one of these flat belts for our stretch jeans. The belts come in 12 different colors and belt buckle finishes and two different adjustable sizes, 0-16 and 16+. Both are $14 each. They received over 3,700 reviews and earned 4.5 stars from both Amazon and ReviewMeta. “This belt is completely comfortable for me. It doesn’t feel bulky and it makes my stomach lie flatter underneath my clothing.” and “No more time spent pulling my pants up higher every few minutes or letting them slide down and look sloppy. Wish I had known about this product sooner.”

A BPA-free silicone body exfoliator that’s so affordable
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From Hecate: I came across this silicone body exfoliator as I was window shopping for bath products over the weekend. I use a mesh bath sponge but I get cheap ones and they always fall apart. It looks like it would be really soft. Plus it would last much longer than the ones I buy, so I’d be creating less waste. The silicone is BPA free. The larger size comes in four colors for about $7, and the smaller size comes in five colors for $6. They got 4.3 stars from almost 8,000 reviews and Fakespot gives it a B. Reviews say it stays clean so you don’t have to worry about mildew, “High lather and lost of suds. Soft and firm nubs (don’t know what else to call them). Very clean and fresh after shower. Great exfoliating without sand paper effect.” Another said it was soft enough to work on sensitive skin, “I can use on my sensitive acne and eczema prone skin but it also really gets off sunscreen and face masks and soap really well. And it’s very easy to clean!”

A reflective harness to keep your dog safe and visible
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From Hecate: There was a lady with this great dog at the dog park that had a ton of energy. It wasn’t aggressive but it jumped up on every person it meant. She had this great training harness for it that allowed her to pick up the dog with a back handle and correct it without hurting it in any way. Our dogs are fairly well behaved but I’m still learning to read their behavior. Something like this would allow us to intervene without overcorrecting. Plus it has the reflectors so it’ll be visible when my kids walk the dogs at night. This particular harness is not an actual training harness, but it has the back handle and two leash attachments, one in the front and one in the back. It comes in five sizes. XS-XL, and 10 colors for $19 each. With over 11,000 reviews, the harness earned 4.6 stars and Fakespot gave it an A. Many reviewers talked about how well it fits and say it keeps their dog secure, “He’s comfortable in it, he can be seen, but he’s super secured now. Knowing I have control in an emergency is important!” Also, it’s endorsed by a couple of dog trainers, “I own my own dog training business and this is always my first recommendation when it comes to dogs who pull on walks! This harness combined with training is the best way to combat pulling on walks.”

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  1. whatever says:

    I actually use those green exfoliating cloths on my face, and they are amazing. I know they’re not appropriate for everyone’s face, but depending on your skin type it may work for you, too. And I toss them in the washing machine and dryer and they come out great. That pack of 12 will probably last me the rest of my life.

    • Hannah Young says:

      @Whatever I used to use them on my face, too, because it made KP on my face practically invisible. The trick is to be gentle, add a bit of cleanser to provide added slip, and moisturize, moisturize. I don’t add soap/cleanser to use on the body and it’s the only thing (combined with moisturizing) that keeps my KP on the back of my arms in check.

  2. Sarah says:

    I went through two bottles of that dark spot corrector and it did absolutely nothing.

    • JennyJenny says:

      Ditto

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Damn it! I was really hoping…so far nothing has helped my hyperpigmentation.

      • Lauren says:

        Have you tried the ordinary’s niacinamide serum? I have hyperpigmentation on my cheeks caused by acne marks and some sunspots, that serum has been doing wonders on my skin. The dark spots have gotten so much lighter with a month of use. I also use a glycolic acid toner during my night routine to gently exfoliate.

      • Sarah says:

        At this point my options are laser or prescription cream and I can’t afford either, but definitely don’t waste your money on this product. No drugstore product has even made a dent for me.

      • DeltaJuliet says:

        I haven’t Lauren, but I have heard good things about the brand. I’ll check it out….thanks!

      • Jules says:

        There is a ton of info out there on vitamin c, the best type, fake advertising and how it degrades easily. There are good brands and forms of stable vitamin C out there. You can get retin A at a Canadian drugstore online, you don’t need a prescription and it is very inexpensive. Sunscreen, vit c, BHA and retinol (not all at once) will work over time for hyperpigmentation.

      • Call_me_al says:

        It really is so hard to see results with brown spots!

      • Little Termagant says:

        Sarah — are you on the birth control pill? I had to go off it to really make a dent in my hyperpigmentation. But I have also been lucky enough to do IPL (laser) and skin peels at a derm’s office. And obviously you have to be so religious about staying out of the sun/heat. Even with sunscreen and hats — I still tried not to go out in the 10-3 hours. Best of luck to you. Take care..

      • Little Termagant says:

        Jules — what Canadian pharmacy do you use? I want to make sure I get a reliable one. But I also see they say they require a prescription… thank you :-)

    • Celebitchy says:

      We featured this dark spot remover last year and people say it works including a woman who bought it after we talked about it, but who knows. https://amzn.to/3uXhEYf

      • Lauren says:

        I use a lot of the ingredients on this serum separately and they work wonders. Having this serum would have meant not having to buy 3 separate serums, but unfortunately amazon Italy does not carry it and amazon USA does not deliver this to my corner of the planet.

  3. teehee says:

    Just a tip on silicone sponges:

    I dont use them as sponges, but as soap tray / holders /dish.
    The softness doesnt misshape the soap, its elevated so the soap dries and wont sit in water, and the “dish” won’t clack against the sink or fall in the shower or bust into a million pieces.

    And its good for using as a nail scrubber or to wash your hands after working in the garden. I like that it also will not get stinky.

    Just a recommendation- get the nice colored or shaped silicone sponges as soap dishes.

    • TaraBest says:

      This is such a great idea! I get sick of having to wash the soap residue off the dish, but I hate seeing it build up. I will have to look for some nice looking sponges and ditch the dishes!

  4. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I’m eager to try the towels! My legs need some serious exfoliating. Thanks!

  5. Arabella says:

    I LOVE the hair mask, leaves my hair silky smooth

  6. SpankyB says:

    I bought the silicone face scrubber when it was featured here a month or so ago, I like it. Exfoliates as well as my Mia contraption and takes up far less room. I also got the pack with the body exfoliator, it’s not as big as the one featured above, but it works great. The mesh poofs hold so much bacteria no matter how well you rinse them, the silicone ones are much healthier.

    I’ve also tried a scrub cloth called Luv Scrub. It’s pretty amazing at exfoliating. My husband won’t use it, said it’s too rough for him. lol I have a lot of scars and sun damage on my legs and it seemed to have faded most of them.

  7. Pita Garcia says:

    i love those exfoliating washcloths, i try to do it at least every 2 months, my skin is very dry and can’t take it too often.

  8. Willow says:

    Harnesses like this with a chest/front clip leash attachment are great for medium size dogs. They are excellent for getting jumpers back down on the ground and preventing dogs from pulling you down the sidewalk. But the clip on the back turns your dog into a sled dog (think Iditarod) so I only recommend using that for small dogs. That handle on the back is useful if you have to make a sudden stop. We have that on our running harnesses.
    For large dogs or any leash aggressive dog I highly recommend a head harness. It’s similar to what to is used for horses. You will have to get your dog used to it, but it will not injure your dog like a pinch collar, choke chain, or slip lead will. I say this from personal experience with my own dogs and with multiple dogs in training classes. Make sure you get the head harness that has a safety line that clips on your dog’s collar in case they slip out of it.
    Using the harness linked in the article above just depends on the dog’s size and behavior. Please consult with your own trainer or any reputable positive reinforcement information site if you are unsure.

  9. LittlePenguin says:

    The silicone face thing is awesome. I will have to pick up that larger size.

  10. Case says:

    Love the idea of a backlight for TV to reduce eye strain. I had horrible headaches a couple months ago and have been really conscious about that ever since — I have a blue light filter on my computer and phone now and use a warm reading light at night. But I do like watching TV before bed and should probably get something like this.

  11. LarkspurLM says:

    The Levoit air filter is great! We have two and worked great during the NorCal fires of 2020.

    The green scrub cloths are great too! I like to use during a bath. They aren’t too extreme :)

    Check out the Inkey List Bakuchiol cream. It is $10 at Sephora and I think it works well!

    The silicone scrub thing is awesome. I don’t think it foams up as much as a pouf, but it does a nice job of getting you clean. I’ve been using a thicker shower gel and it does get stuck in the nubs, so maybe a run through the dishwasher is a good idea.

    Thank you Celebitchy for these awesome products!!

  12. LDub311 says:

    I got the tissue holder from the March post and I LOVE it, wish I had gotten it sooner. It’s so nice not to have a banged up kleenex box in the car getting smashed all the time. Thanks!

  13. Audrey says:

    I swear by italy towels and Cer100. The towels are great for my KP and Cer100 leaves my hair so soft and manageable