A conversation game for couples, a portable campfire and the best exfoliator

From CB: I bought these glass bottles a few weeks ago to use as reusable water bottles. They’re dishwasher safe and we keep several in the refrigerator to always have water on hand. You can also use them to store fresh juice and smoothies. Plus they come with a little brush to clean the bottles. The glass is thick, they seem durable and we really like them so far. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at on Amazon.

A conversation starter card game for couples

From CB: Love Lingual is a couples’ card game with different questions to help deepen conversation and understanding. It would be a nice way to spend a date night in with your significant other. They would also make a great Valentine’s gift. You get 150 cards in categories like sex and intimacy, family and past and future. Questions include “how have you changed since we first were together?” and ” These have over 9,200 ratings, 4.7 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say this game is fun and helped them learn more about their partner. “Gave this as an anniversary gift and I was surprised by how much my spouse loved it. We’ve gone through the deck twice in a month and we’ll probably do it again.” “My girlfriend and I LOVE these cards. As people who are constantly talking about our relationship and trying to find new ways to get to know each other, this is amazing.”

An easy to use portable campfire for warmth on the go

From CB: This portable campfire is just four pounds. It’s also reusable and can be used camping, on the beach, during a cold hike and would be great to keep on hand for emergencies. The burn time is over three hours and you can add wax to extend it. It has over 2,500 ratings, 4.5 stars and a B on Fakespot. People say it really works to keep warm outside and that it doesn’t put off much smoke. “Do not be deceived, for the size this thing puts out some heat. Dead winter in the Pacific Northwest and I can sit outside for ~30mins and be comfortable a few feet away from a single Radiate. Virtually no smoke and what smoke there is, it is a neutral to pleasant smell…certainly will not make your clothes stink.” “This product is SO great!!! I just used it tonight on the beach for the first time and it was perfect! It was compact, easy to light, the flame was large like a campfire and it gave off much more heat Than I expected. It also smelled really good and was easy to put out when we were done.”

A liquid exfoliant with BHA and salicylic acid

From CB: We’ve talked about Paula’s Choice liquid exfoliant before and many of you rave about it. I recently added another brand of salicylic acid toner to my skincare regimen and have really noticed a difference. Once that runs out I’m buying this! Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Liquid has over 53,000 ratings, 4.6 stars and a B on Fakespot. It’s formulated with beta hydroxy acid, green tea extract and 2% salicylic acid. Reviewers call it a “miracle in a bottle” and say that it solved their chronic skin problems when nothing else worked. Some warn to use it overnight as it will make your skin sensitive to sun. “This stuff should be called a miracle in a bottle. When I use it on my (pretty dry) skin, it transforms it from congested, irritated, and bright red to calm, clear, and glowing overnight.” “I’ve had this stuff about a week and let me tell you, it is WORKING. My face was breaking out from wearing a mask all day at work and that acne is all but a memory now.”

A rum walnut cake is a fun Valentine’s gift to share

From CB: A Tortuga rum cake would make a thoughtful gift for a loved one or friend. Just be aware that it’s very sugary and of course soaked in rum. This is the version with walnuts and there are other versions and smaller cakes on the Totuga page. You get a 32 ounce cake for under $35. This has over 1,100 ratings, 4.6 stars and an A on Fakespot. People say it’s delicious and can feed four to six people. “Their original flavor is a classic rum cake taste, it’s a very moist cake with a rich flavor that held up well in packaging.” “This cake is dense, moist and delicious. I will order again. We tasted this while at the factory in the Caribbean, but I waited until we got home and then ordered it. It is exactly the same as the ones in the Caribbean.“

An exfoliating washcloth that can remove makeup with just water

From Hecate: I’ve recently started wearing makeup again. I don’t wear much because it settles in my wrinkles, but I still need something to remove it at night. This little cloth cleans off mascara, foundation, powder, eye shadow and lipstick, all with only water. One side washes and the other exfoliates. And it’s super soft too. It sounds more like a spa treatment than an end of the night routine. It’s machine washable and reusable. Plus it comes in a bunch of colors to match your style. With over 10,000 reviews, it earned 4.6 stars that ReviewMeta confirmed. According to one drag queen reviewer, this cloth worked wonders in no time at all, “This little puppy made me go from woman back to man in less than 2 minutes with JUST WATER.” Another said the trick to a full clean is to get it fully wet first, “When it’s fully wet, a gentle glide is all you need to erase the makeup from your face.”

Versatile large Kate Spade studs in your choice of stones

From Hecate: Okay, I legitimately tried to find men’s gifts, but they were all either barware or sweaters. So I found something we can gift ourselves for Valentines Day! I love these Kate Spade studs, especially in the beryl green. I have a pendant that they’d match. They come in clear and black stones as well, all at $38. These are big studs, sparkly studs. They have over 1,000 reviews with 4.4 stars that ReviewMeta confirmed. Customers say they are a good size, “I love these pretty earrings. I have short hair so I like bigger earrings but yet they’re still simple. The written description of these say s’mall’ but they are not.” These are so pretty, they go with anything, “Hard to beat the price for a piece of jewelry that will dress up evening wear or look chic while wear jeans and a t-shirt.” Go ahead, treat yourself!

A super soft pajama set for stylish comfort

From Hecate: My favorite Valentine gift is always pajamas. Whether it’s sexy or cute, I usually get myself something and pretend it’s from my husband. I love these little shorts sets because you can wear them alone or with a pretty bra underneath. This set is priced really well at $25. It has eight different patterns/colors to choose from. These are well rated with 4.7 stars, 4,600 reviews and a B on Fakespot. They come sized XS-XL. I love how silky they look. According to customers, they feel as good as they look, “I love the fact that they are SUPER SOFT! I will only wear soft things against my body. I have super sensitive skin.” Not only are these machine washable, reviews say they hold up really well after many washes, “I’ve washed them several times and they hold up as if brand new.” I think I might get one of the green patterns and have a sexy St. Patrick’s Day, too.

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  1. Genxjules says:

    I only use eye makeup but it’s waterproof. The makeup erasers are legit. I remove makeup at night and usually have a bit that still comes off in the shower the next morning but that is true for wipes or the makeup remover I was using before and it does gunk up my eyes. And they are easier than the gunk or disposable wipes.

    • Becks1 says:

      What do you do with it after you remove your makeup? Just rinse it out and let dry or do you have to wash it every time you use it?

      • Genxjules says:

        I got the minis so I toss it in the wash (with towels which is what the instructions say to wash with) after each use. Since I am only doing my eyes that works for me. But if you hand wash in the sink and let it dry for the next day it’s prob fine too.

      • Lisa says:

        I have purchased about 7-8 of the makeup erasers, and keep them folded in a small organizer tray in one of my bathroom vanity drawers. after I am done using them, they get tossed into the wash with my delicates, and put back into the vanity drawer. I love these so much more than the pack of disposable wipes.

    • Elise says:

      Great suggestions today. Thank you!

  2. Zadie says:

    Just ordered the PJ set!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Can vouch for that rum cake and the Paula’s Choice exfoliator. I love both of these!

  4. SusieQ says:

    I can vouch for the Paula’s Choice! I’ve had trouble with blackheads, whiteheads, and enlarged pores for decades now, and nothing ever worked. Within a week of using the Paula’s Choice BHA, my nose was completely clear of blackheads for the first time since I was 11. And it’s not overly drying for me (I have combo skin).

  5. Jan90067 says:

    I just ordered the Love Lingual for my sister (for her anniversary). Thought it might be a good gift 😊

  6. alsf says:

    I have paula’schoice and the cosrx bha. The cosrx version is less drying and slightly less irritating, but seems to work the same.

    Those makeup remover costs removed my natural eyelashes too, so be careful.

  7. dlc says:

    anyone have tips for extreme dry skin. My poor face is getting so dry it hurts. I use oil of olay regenerist day and night, but it is just not cutting it!

    • Lauren Too says:

      Try using products that have glycerin, ceramides, and peptides. I would recommend the Cerave moisturizing cream. It’s really big, cheap, and leaves the skin feeling properly hydrated. Don’t be afraid to double layer at night.

      • meredith marks says:

        I agree with Lauren Too. I am also so dry it hurts. I would add that you could try slathering on aquaphor over your night cream before bed. It feels oily but will absorb overnight and you will wake up with much smoother non painful skin. I do a layer of retin A, a layer of night cream, and then a layer of aquaphor to seal it all in.

    • damejudi says:

      I’ve had good luck with Derma-E ultra hydrating alkaline overnight facial. It sits on top of my skin and looks a bit slick (plus has little tapioca-like beads in the gel!), but the next morning, my face feels so silky smooth.

    • Alexandria says:

      Hi DLC regardless of whatever moisturiser you use, apply it when your skin is still damp. I found this helped so much. And I use the cheap Ordinary Moisturiser Lotion. I put my serums in the shower too so I can slap them on fast.

      Doesn’t apply to retinol and exfoliants that generally should be applied on dry skin.

  8. Busyann says:

    Ive gotten so many great things from these posts. A favorite was the acupressure mat with pillow. My cat took it, but I loved it while I had it! Im wondering if you would ever think about posting Walmart Finds? I used to avoid Walmart at all costs, but I’ve seen a lot of instagrammer Influencers promoting Walmart and I pandemic shopped. I was suprised how some of the stuff is really good. Their return policy is pretty awesome too. Just a thought. Thank you as always! You ladies are awesome!!