Disposable face masks in cute patterns, rollup paperless towels and a phone mount

From CB: I got the azelaic acid serum we featured a couple of weeks ago from Cos de Baha and it’s amazing. It’s so hydrating and I swear it makes my skin look better. I also ordered the environmentally friendly cleaning polish Hecate recommended and I really like it. There’s something satisfying about using it and it makes my sink so shiny clean. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at and thanks to everyone on Twitter who helped me this week.

A set of sheet masks to pamper yourself
From CB: I Dew Care’s Let’s Get Sheet Faced set comes with 14 different sheet masks in six varieties including nourishing, anti-aging, moisturizing and calming. It’s just $18 on Amazon, which is $7 cheaper than the same set on Ulta. This has 880 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. These were recommended on Twitter and women say they really work to soothe their skin. “I needed something quick and easy to relieve my irritated skin. These were prefect for the job. The Morning Dew (Pink) and the Unwind (Green) sheets were the best calming and hydrating the face to help soothe and restore moisture.” “They are cruelty-free, and you feel their ‘effects’ even a couple days later. I always keep a few of these in my fridge. I swear by them.” “These face masks did an awesome job moisturizing, tightening and smoothing my face.”

A soft insert so you can breath more easily with a mask
From CB: Mask helper is a washable soft silicone insert that helps protect your lipstick and help you breathe easier with a mask on. You get 3 for $10. This has 90 ratings, 4 stars and the same score on ReviewMeta. Liz on Twitter writes “My friend gave me these and I adore them! Mask helper soft silicone inner mask support. I wore them back through the airport under my mask and oh my God it made such a difference in comfort ! They fit squarely under the mask and push it off your mouth just a tad.” A reviewer writes “This is the third style I’ve tried of these mask brackets and is the most comfortable one. The silicone is soft and really lightweight. The holes are big enough to allow decent breathing without causing resistance like some other brands.”

Dry and style your hair at the same time with the Revlon Airbrush
From CB: We’ve featured the Revlon Airbrush a few times before and it was just recommended on Twitter. It has over 298,000(!) ratings and 4.3 stars on ReviewMeta. Women say it works really well and saves them time. At under $38, it’s less than the price of a haircut. FM on Twitter calls this an “excellent product especially if you have thick, curly hair” and Kate writes “It’s great! I found it works better if I let my hair air dry longer before blow drying, but it helps you style your hair while drying it.” This seems to be best for thick and curly hair. A reviewer writes “The blow dry time for my curls went from 35-40 mins to about 20.”

A magnetic phone mount that’s so easy to install and use
From CB: The coolpow magnetic phone holder is an easy way to view and adjust your phone while driving. It comes with a round stick-on magnet you put on your phone so it will attach to the base. It’s said to work well with the magnet inside the case. Please note that you can’t wirelessly charge your phone with the magnet attached. You can get 2 for under $13. These have over 4,000 ratings, 4.4 stars and a B on Fakespot. KillerVee on Twitter writes “We have bought these for every car we’ve had and I swear by them. They are reliable, strong, and so easy to use. Absolutely worth the price to be able to throw my phone up on the dash and be able to adjust its angle one handed” A reviewer writes “Really cool! Very easy to install. I stuck it on the left side of the dashboard, so it is out of the way, but easily seen when driving. Much easier than having your phone down low on the console.”

Rollup unpaper towels that are sustainable and pretty
From Hecate: Many of you have inspired me to make changes around my home in eliminating waste. I know it’s not making a huge difference but it’s the best I can do as one person. For instance, I love paper towels and rely heavily on them for day-to-day cleaning, especially in the kitchen. But, I am willing to make the switch and found these cute palm-leaf patterned paper-towel alternatives. They can be rolled and stored on a towel bar. They’re 100% cotton and can be washed and bleached. At $23 for the 10-pack, that’s about $2 a sheet. Almost 200 Amazon customers gave them 4.4 stars and Fakespot rated them an A. One customer found it worked better for her than her paper towels, “One of these towels was enough to clean off the counters when I usually go through 6 or more paper towels.” That’s good to know. Another said they get better with each wash, “gets softer with every wash and have gotten so many uses already! Saves so much paper, I’m in love!” The most common complaint seems to be the size (they’re smaller than expected) and people hope more patterns come out soon.

A cute workout crop tank and bra
From Hecate: I’m still walking more than running these days so I can afford less support in my running bras, which has opened up a whole new world of possibilities in workout wear. These cute crop tops come in a variety of patterns, in either a tank for $22 or spaghetti straps for $12. I’m particularly attracted to the tank because of the crisscross in the back. Over 3,000 reviewers rated the tank 4.6 stars and ReviewMeta only adjusted it to 4.5 stars. Reviewers said it gave them good support, “I feel like a have better posture when wearing this sports bra and your girls are very secure. If I actually ran on purpose, there would be no girls bouncing.” Although larger busted women recommended them for low impact workouts only. Many said they loved these for yoga. But it does work for large breasted women. This reviewer is a 38H, “The support is amazing. I would definitely wear it to workout. I am not sure if it’s a lounging bra because it’s so supportive and keeps everything tight lol but i would still lounge in it cause it’s too cute.” Most women said it runs small so order up a size.

Disposable face masks in stylish patterns
From Hecate: I keep a couple of reusable masks in my car at all times but I have a friend who forgets hers all the time. So I gifted her a box of disposable masks for her car and she said it’s really made a difference. I was also thinking about teachers and the supplies they’re being required to buy this year, surely masks will be among them. Maybe a few boxes of masks could help them out. These masks come 50 to a box in a variety of fun patterns like emojis and leopard print, in both adult and kids sizes. They range $9-$15 a box. Close to 3,000 customers rated them 4.6 stars and Fakespot gave them an A. Reviewers say they wear well for a disposable, “They don’t gap at the sides like some other disposable masks I’ve tried. The ear loops are light weight, super stretchy, and very soft.” A couple thought they worked better than the standard disposables, “The mask is multi layered with an absorbing layer in between that helps absorbing the smell and moisture.”

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  1. Izzy says:

    I absolutely love these posts.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Ooh I like those non-paper towels. I should get some. I grew up always using dish towels, we rarely used paper towels, but for some reason my husband is a big paper towel user and over 14 years of marriage I’ve become one as well, so now I need to retrain myself, so to speak.

    I have that hair dryer. I have very straight, very flat, fine hair and its okay for me. It does NOT do a good job of getting my roots and giving me volume there, so I do usually start with a regular hair dryer to blast my roots, and then finish with that, but it IS easier than trying to do a full blow dry with my hairdryer and a round bush, so i’m overall happy with it, but its not a magic product for me like I know it is for other people. I think if you have very thick hair, or if you’re someone who straightens their hair as they blow it dry (like my SIL does) then you will be happy with it.

    • Beenie says:

      We switched to using shop cloths instead of paper towels about two years ago and I would honestly never go back. Hope you don’t mind if I share my 2 cents…

      The towels in this post look super cute, but I would argue that they probably aren’t the most appropriate for “normal” paper towel activities — like cleaning your stove top/hob, wiping up that pasta sauce you just dropped on the floor, oh great, more dog vom on the carpet, coffee spilled all over the table, etc.

      Doing this kind of normal cleaning, the cute towels in this post will stain and eventually look too gross to want to use.

      This is why I’d recommend cheap, easy-to-bleach, white shop cloths. You buy them usually in packs of 50. They are not nearly as cute but they hold up really well to whatever you use them for.

      Keep a small wastebin in your kitchen and whenever you are done using one just toss it in. When you are doing a white load of laundry, or have enough towels to do by themselves, throw them in with some bleach/oxyclean/vanish. They come out looking nice and new and you can either fold them or, as I’ve regressed to, dump them into a nice little basket on your countertop to use when you need.

      And as you go along, you will inevitably have a few that get too stained or worn that you have to toss them. The good news is they only cost a couple cents and you should already have backups waiting in your cupboard from the large pack they come in.

      Here’s an example I just saw on US amazon, but there are a million brands out there.


      • Becks1 says:

        Thanks for the link Beanie! I used cloth diapers for years lol so i’m not afraid of washing anything dirty haha – I use the prefolds for all my bathroom cleaning, but I don’t think I need something that thick for the normal kitchen spills etc. So I’ll give these a try. Maybe I’ll try the ones linked too just for something pretty too lol.

      • Twin falls says:

        I had questions about what switching from paper towels would be like and this really answers them, thank you. I would definitely need more than a few to really take over for all the things I use paper towels for now.

    • Sealit says:

      I’m in the opposite hair camp. I have a lot of hair that was burning up with the Conair on high, even with heat protectant. On low it was taking too much time and killing the convenience factor. I bought one for my SIL with thinner hair and she still loves it after 2 years.

  3. Linabear says:

    Thank you for the zero waste option! I’ve been looking for a brand of reusable paper towels.

  4. Liz version 700 says:

    I love these posts so much!

  5. Enis says:

    I know everyone loves the airbrush, but I am going to tell you, the Conair Knot Dr is the superior version – it’s made with detangling bristles and has multiple attachments including a brush specifically made to dry your roots. I have super thick hair, and it’s a godsend.

    • ama1977 says:

      Just ordered one (found it brand-new on eBay for $24.99) and I am excited! I have the Revlon airbrush and it’s fine in a pinch, but it’s next to impossible to get volume at the root with it. My hair is fine-textured but I have a ton of it, and I have to get it mostly dry with my regular blow-dryer then use the Revlon for “styling” which defeats the purpose and half the time I just finish with the regular dryer and round brush. I used the Revlon tool this morning and my hair is So. Flat. It looks like Mariah’s in her Black Irish promo ad, lol.

  6. SJP-NYC says:

    Instead of the mask insert, just get a washable 3D, origami mask off etsy. These are claustrophobic and provide room to breath. Also, so much better for the environment than the disposable masks.

  7. Amy says:

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes to the revlon brush! I resisted hair brush dryers for so long because I have thick, thick hair. But this made blow drying so much easier and I didn’t waste as much time straightening it afterwards. I still do a little bit but it cuts the whole process literally in half. I recommend it to everyone because of what a game changer it was for me.