An anti-aging color correcting cream and a faux leather wrap skirt

From CB: I got the fake security cameras and the outdoor velcro to install them. My son put them up for me and they look very convincing. We decided to use the flashing red lights because they’re not useful unless people can see them. (There was some debate in the reviews as to whether real dome cameras had flashing red lights. I don’t think burglars are going to stick around to figure it out.) I also got the big motivational water bottle that Hecate recommended. I love it! It’s really getting me to drink more water. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at.

A sampler set of coffee syrups for flavored coffee at home
From CB: This is a set of five sampler 50ml syrups for flavoring coffee or using in recipes. This set has caramel, amaretto, vanilla, Irish cream and hazelnut. The bottles are small and can make about three to six lattes each. They also come in holiday flavors and in a floral collection that would be great for cocktails. They’re made with real sugar, have no high fructose corn syrup and are gluten free. They have 2,500 ratings, 4.3 stars and an A on Fakespot. People say they taste great and would make great gifts. “I bought this for myself to try the different flavors and it was totally worth it!” “The sampler comes with a Recipe Card! I made coffee using Nespresso, Steamed Milk and added 1/2 oz Monin Irish Cream and 1/2 oz Hazelnut Syrup and made my very own, gourmet Harvest Nut Latte! It was so good. Loved it!”

A touchless stationary vacuum so you’ll never bend over when sweeping
From CB: I just learned these stationary touchless vacuums exist and now I want one! My house is all hardwood floors and it’s a pain to sweep and bend over constantly to use the dustpan. With this device you just sweep the dirt and hair into it and a sensor automatically sucks it in. This touchless stationary vacuum by EyeVac has 8,400 ratings, 4.7 stars and an A on Fakespot. (There’s a slightly more powerful one for $40 more that’s suitable for hair salons.) People rave about this and wish they’d gotten it sooner. “I love this thing! I have 3 long haired dogs and it just sucks up all that hair.” “We are a very busy hair salon with one at each station. It holds two, sometimes three days worth of clippings. It is strong enough to inhale the disposable neck strips we use without pause. Very easy to clean and maintain.”

A pillow to keep between your legs for pain relief and restful sleep
From CB: I often keep a pillow between my knees, especially on the couch. This memory foam knee pillow by Everlasting Comfort is specially designed to take pressure off your hips, knees, legs and lower back. It’s over 25% off now and is on sale for under $26. It has 10,500 ratings, 4.4 stars and a B on Fakespot. People with knee and back problems call it life changing. “I am a side sleeper. I have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and no cartilage on right knee. Spent almost the entire year 2018 in pain. At times I could not walk without a cane. This pillow somehow seems to have realigned my hips and knees in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning I can actually walk! It stays in place when I roll over during the night.” “I’ve only had this pillow for a few weeks, but I can honestly say this has been an unreal change in my pain and comfort levels.”

An anti-aging color correcting cream with SPF 50
From CB: It Cosmetics “Your Skin But Better” is a color correcting cream that has full natural-looking coverage. It comes in 14 different colors and while it’s pricey at just under $30, that’s 25% off the regular price. It has over 13,000 ratings, 4.6 stars and a B on Fakespot. Women say it’s great for older skin, that it’s their favorite foundation and that it gives a flawless finish. “Have used this product for a couple of years. I’m of a mature age, lol! Great coverage and long lasting. Does not settle in fine lines.” “This is better than anything I’ve used before – light but with excellent, stay-put coverage that gives my skin a beautiful glow and even complexion.” “I love this CC Cream. I always get compliments about my skin when I use it. It’s not too thick or too thin.”

A stylish and flattering faux leather wrap skirt
From Hecate: I saw this faux leather skirt on Buzzfeed and ordered it on the spot. I haven’t had it that long but I love it and it’s a really nice staple piece! I got the brown, but I was very tempted by the burgundy. The fit is great, it’s nice and snug at the hips but has plenty of slit to walk comfortably. The wrap across the front is both flattering and stylish. It looks sexy with heels and sophisticated with boots. It had a chemical smell at first, but that went away quickly. Also, the fabric is creased from the packing, but that falls out once hung. The wrap style comes in five different colors and there are two button front versions. They are sized XS-XXL and run true to size. Prices range from $30-$43. Over 600 customers rated the skirt with 3.8 stars that ReviewMeta confirmed. I haven’t had mine long but it’s really cute and I got a lot of compliments when I wore it. Most of the comments I read talked about how good the fit was, “I needed it in a hurry so I took a chance on a large, and crossed all my fingers and toes. Thankfully, it fit great!” Others said it looks higher quality than they expected, “I’m a tall girl so I love clothes that bring out my length and beauty. Does not look cheap at all.”

A night cream that women swear by
From Hecate: I ran out of my night cream at my parents and popped into the nearest drugstore to find something to use until I got home. I bought the Olay Regenerist because I recognized the name and I haven’t gone back to my other stuff since. My skin looks just as good as it did with the expensive brand I was using, too. And right now, the 1.7 ounce jar that is normally $34 on Amazon is just $19! Over 13,000 customers have given it 4.6 stars and Fakespot rated it a B. Many people said their skin looked great, “This is a wonderful night cream. My skin looks radiant.“ One reminded me that dermatologists recommend the cream, “Love this product! Recommended by dermatologist as next best line of beauty regime products if you can’t afford the top of the line type.” And I love that I can buy it in so many places.

A three button universal garage door remote
From Hecate: We were only given one remote for our garage so I don’t have one in my car and I’d like one. This universal garage door remote can be programmed for up to three garage doors. One reviewer said they used one so they just reprogrammed the other two as needed. It works with garage door openers from 1997 to present and uses “rolling code technology” that changes the access code from multiple combinations. Normally it’s $32 but it’s only $23 this week. Over 12,000 people have rated it 4.7 stars that ReviewMeta confirmed. People called it easy to program and use. “Overall, for the price, ease of use, and the fact that I lucked out into exactly what I needed, gotta give this remote 5 stars!” “This Genie remote was compatible with my 11 yr. old garage door. I had zero issues with programming and it took less than 2 minutes to sync with my Genie garage door.”

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  1. Wamama says:

    I have been using IT cosmetics CC cream since I got a sample in 2014. I have tried many others over the years and always come back to it! Every time I’ve recommended it to a friend, they always thank me later.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      IT is great. Their CC cream works so well and is great for sensitive skin. I only wear this line of make up now

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Alright. I just ordered the cream-may have to come back and thank you later! We’ve been wanting to get these types of pillows. Ordered two. Hopefully, we’ll have happy hips, knees and back.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Coming back to say thank you! I’ve been wearing the CC cream for only 2 days and really like it. It’s not greasy or heavy feeling and covers well. A little does go a long way. Also purchased their under eye concealer – love it.

  2. wildwaffles says:

    Considering that vacuum as a Christmas present for my in-laws who have a longhaired dog but back and knee problems that make bending over troublesome.

  3. MsIam says:

    I think I’m going to get that pillow! The pain in my hips in the mornings is terrible and I don’t want to do surgery yet. Just had a knee replacement. I started a yoga class so I’m going to try this too.

  4. Alison says:

    I bought the skirt in tan. I’m going to pair with a navy top and off white boots! 😀🥳

  5. Anna says:

    I started using IT CC cream when I was in my late 20s, and almost 10 years later i still get compliments on how smooth and glowing my skin looks. Anytime i’ve tried to switch, I always run back. Everything else feels so cakey. This is lightweight and has SPF in it as well. 10s across the board.

  6. H says:

    I bought the It Cosmetics Sunday at Ulta. I wish I had waited now for this post. But for any ladies over 40 this is perfect foundation! Even though it’s full coverage, I consider it very light and wearable.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I started using it when it came out so I could skin the sunscreen step, lazy, I know! But I was sold on it due to the 50 SPF, and it can be layered to any level of coverage. It’s a great buy in a mini as well when I travel too!!

  7. Celebitchy says:

    Alright I ordered the IT CC cream! We’ll see how it is and I’ll put my review in the post next week. 8)

    • H says:

      You will love it, CB! They have two versions, the one described here on your affiliate page and a illuminating one. That one kind of has little sparkles in it. Both are great for “mature” lady skin. Lol.

      I grabbed the Olay night moisturizer.

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m going to order it too. Amazon was having a big sale a week or two ago on IT cosmetics and I bought some of their products (a powder, moisturizer and cleanser) and so far LOVE them all. So I’ll try this as an alternative for the powder. I’m getting back to wearing makeup again but am definitely more minimalist than I was 2 years ago, so I’m looking for good basics.

    • TaraBest says:

      I just converted my mom over to this CC cream last week. She loves it!

    • Ivy says:

      Another shoutout for the IT CC cream! I started using it after getting a sample in an IPSY bag, and it’s wonderful. I have super sensitive skin, so I’m always leery of trying new things, but I’m so glad I did. It’s full coverage but feels really light, and the high SPF is great.

  8. Watcher says:

    That IT Cosmetics foundation is the real deal – I’m on my 3rd tube. It’s fabulous.

    If you’re looking for a powder foundation, also love their Celebration foundation illuminating powder. Gives soft, blurry looking skin, really nice.

  9. SpankyB says:

    Years ago, and I mean decades, I was told by my insurance company to not use fake security cameras, that if a crime happened I can be sued by the victim for creating a false sense of security. I’ve never heard of that happening over the years, but it stuck with me. Real cameras aren’t that expensive anymore and they’re easy to install and operate, it just makes more sense to go that route if you can. IMO.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I have SimpliSafe inside my house and out, but these are for an added deterrent.

      • SpankyB says:

        I do think it’s a good idea and every bit helps. The being sued part just stuck with me, you know how litigious we Americans are.

        Before I moved into my house the previous owners had plastered security system stickers in all the windows, you know those “protected by…security”. Yeah, there was no security system in the house. I did keep them for a couple of years, though. :-D

  10. alsf says:

    I will try the IT cream, if the spf is high enough. (Tropical-ish su is no joke.)

    Has anyone tried azelaic acid? I added it about a month ago and the last few weeks my skin has gotten quite bad. Trying it figure out if it might be that….

    Also, saving that coffee stuff for a stocking stuffers. Seems great for coffee addicts. If links don’t last that long I hope you repost in the season!

    • alsf says:

      Whoops, it’s spf 50. Trying!

    • Z says:

      Your skin might be purging! If it lasts after this I would probably stop, but sometimes it gets worse before it gets better

    • Celebitchy says:

      I use the azeliac acid we posted here a few weeks ago by Cos de Baha. It’s this brand:
      I have dry skin. I’ve had no problems with it and really like it but I alternate serums at night and don’t use it every night, more like every 3-4. I am so sorry that your skin is reacting to that and maybe stop using it for now to see if that helps.