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Promising review: “I honestly can’t run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS. I use it about once or twice a week and absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover and would go as far to say this might be a great stocking stuffers for teens!” —Andrea
Promising review: “Don’t wait to get this like I did. It’s fairly priced and great to have. I’m a nurse so I work 12-hour shifts plus an hour and a half commute each way on the train. I get back pain. I use this when I get home or randomly while watching TV. It gives you that perfect little massage you need. It gives off heat too. I love it and highly recommend it.” —tracy
Promising review: “I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) with cottage cheese and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich….so delicious!” —Tiger Paws
It comes with two keychains — one 1-ounce keychain and one 1.7-ounce keychain — and a nine-ounce bottle of Sriracha. You can also buy just the keychains if you have Sriracha at home.
Promising review: “This is the second time I’ve bought this item. I owned one and kept it on my keychain for a very long time. It’s helped me out on hikes, family reunions, Thanksgiving dinners, job interviews. It’s amazing how many times bland foods need a good kick in the rooster. Just be careful when getting in and out of your car. I got out and shut the door and my keys were not fully inserted into my pocket. The good old hot roost in my pants wasn’t fully in, you see. It gets caught and smashed and bright red liquid splattered all over the side of my car. But other than car doors, this thing won’t break or leak on you.” —Suspense
Promising review: “With COVID-19 shutting everything down, I wanted to find something I could do from home to keep my dip nails looking good! This kit is amazing. You get six colors and all of the necessary polishes/activators. The top coat dries in under a minute, no kidding.” —Mary Jenkins
Promising review: “Love to wear them as they are comfortable and allow me to read in silence. When my husband tries to interrupt my reading, I hold up my shhh foot and he knows to leave me be. Love them! LOL” —Dee Smith
Promising review: “I saw this primer in a BuzzFeed article and then read the reviews here before I decided to try it. I’m so glad I did! I don’t think I’ll be buying another kind of primer for a while now. My face was so soft the whole day (which I didn’t even know that was a thing that primer could do lol) and it actually held my face makeup on all day. I usually use Benefit Porefessional and while I liked it better than other primers, I never thought it was as great as it was hyped up to be. This primer kept my makeup on longer than Porefessional and made sure that my face makeup looked even throughout the day as well. Can’t recommend it enough!” —Clara Byers
I’m a picky eater but I love taste testing snacks from other countries. What initially surprised me about my Bokksu was not only how nice and sturdy the packaging was (I would feel comfortable gifting this to someone as is; it doesn’t need fancy wrapping or a bow), but also how many snacks were in my box. Thank goodness for the booklet that told me what each food was or I would have been totally lost. While I naturally gravitate toward salty, spicy, savory snacks, I have really enjoyed all the sweets and candies I’ve tried so far. My favorite was this beautiful pear, white chocolate, and butter cookie combo. *chef’s kiss* (I’m seriously considering bulk buying them.) But honestly, you can’t go wrong with this box. It has something for everyone — even tea for weirdos who don’t like snacking. (I kid, but isn’t snacking one of life’s great joys?)
Promising review: “I spend about 90% of my day silently screaming at the computer because, well, welcome to customer service. Since this little goat arrived, I no longer look like I am practicing for my appearance on Jerry Springer. I just push the little goat. He screams (but not in a disruptive way). I smile. I am no longer annoyed. I survived peak season because of this goat. I owe my sanity to you, screaming goat.” —Gab&Amanda
The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it’s quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.
Promising review: “I have very thick wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it’s too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot, and it is a little loud on high, but I’ve found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I’m in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look.” —SAHM2011
Get it from Amazon for $40+ (available in five colors; certain colors may arrive after Christmas).
Promising review: “First off, I love when I opened the package and found a sticker and welcome card inside! I love the message from the founder and the reasoning behind using satin. It shows the dedication and care taken into creating this piece. Secondly, the hoodie is so comfortable! It wasn’t itchy, nor too small. It fit me accurately. The satin inside is soft and definitely feels like a bonnet to me. And I love that the hood is oversized, so it fits completely over my head, instead of half way. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and will be supporting the brand even more! And of course, I’ll let my kinfolk know about it, so they can be part of of this kinfolk family as well. Bless y’all for this artistry and more life to y’all!” —Rhey S.
Get it from KINApparel for $54.99 (available in sizes S–4XL as well as toddler and youth sizes).
Promising review: “I love this journal! It gives me so much pleasure to remember small details and tiny events that I would otherwise forget over time. Every day happily jogs my memory and I feel like overall, I remember many more events from my past because I have a yearly reminder that something happened. The plastic coating on the cover crinkled and lifted in some spots. It’s not beautiful after five years, but it will certainly be treasured forever.” —rkennedy
Promising review: “I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch your fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible.” —Adriana
Promising review: “After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy…and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E Miller
That’s me on the right and I love these hoops; I haven’t taken them off since I got them. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry and am typically drawn to delicate and understated earrings. That said, I like a little bling and these hoops are the perfect middle ground; not too flashy for my tastes but not boring either. I’ve worn them for about a month straight and they haven’t bothered my super sensitive ears. They haven’t discolored either, which is an issue I’ve run into after wearing a pair of earrings for awhile. Also, they’re deceptively lightweight so they don’t weigh down my ears. All in all, they’re a beautiful pair of earrings!
It comes with 10 geodes of varying sizes as well as goggles and a display stand.
Promising review: “My 9-year-old niece gets these every year for Christmas. It is a new gift every time! She loves to put on safety glasses and swing that hammer! The geodes are always beautiful. She also loves the element of surprise! This is a wonderful gift that will engage even kids that are not into the sciences. Every year she takes pieces in to share with her class. She also loves to give pieces away as little gifts or mementos. Nat Geo never disappoints!” —Kristin D.
Promising review: “I wouldn’t consider myself a wine connoisseur by any means, but I typically have a bottle or so float through my house each week. This wine corker takes the hassle out of pulling the original cork out, it is easy to clean, it makes the wine taste better! It would make a GREAT cheap gift for a wine drinker. At the moment, I only have the one, but I’m planning to grab a few more to keep on hand.” —jason lebeda
Promising review: “Not only is this introductory book beautifully put together, but the author also helps you to build your own beautiful style! She provides easy-to-follow guides and plenty of room to practice. Overall, she provides the tools a new hand lettering artist needs in their toolbox and references for different alphabet styles that I continuously look at to practice lettering. I’ve been practicing lettering for awhile and have picked up a couple books here and there to practice with, but this book really took my hand lettering to the next level physically and with confidence. I also really appreciate that the author used good quality paper to practice on, as I’ve used other books with poor quality paper that has ruined some of my pens. Definitely recommend this to any and especially new hand letterers!” —Melissa
Promising review: “I had bumps, tiny bumps all over my skin, especially my forehead. My skin NEVER felt smooth even with the prescriptions I was given. Rosacea, bad bad bad. So bad that it was actually causing my cheeks to have what appeared to be thickening skin. Wrinkles, some that were quite deep. My skin tone was blotchy and my pores were friggin huge and getting bigger. I know that it says to use this product every three days. I chose to go with every single day for the first box of eight. The results were so amazing I decided on everyday for the second box. Even more amazing results. EVERY SINGLE ISSUE LISTED ABOVE NO LONGER EXISTS!!!! I moisturize deeply after rinsing and my face looks absolutely amazing. My face did not even look like this at 30!” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “Love this product! Gone are the days of not being able to use my dining room table because it is covered with a puzzle. I love the sorting tray. The puzzle board is easy to work on. When I am finished working on my puzzle for the day, I place the puzzle board on top of the sorting tray and snap the lid shut. I no longer am concerned that our small grandchildren will mess up the puzzle. It easily stores under our bed or vertically beside the dresser!” —L. Rohrer
My parents bought one of these puzzles at the beginning of quarantine and recently sent me one. I forgot how enjoyable puzzles are, y’all! Space is limited in my small apartment so I actually put it together on my living room floor. (Honestly, a puzzle mat would have been great because we basically had to avoid the corner of the room where the puzzle was.) It was nice to take a short break during work and piece together the puzzle bit by bit. My partner and I also enjoyed having a shared activity since we usually go do our own thing after dinner; this was a nice way to bond even though we spend basically 24/7 together.
Promising review (for the animals book): “I’ve taken up some silly hobbies while in quarantine. Coloring has been one of them. I love each picture these are so cute and fun. I didn’t realize that there were actual ingredients in the book so that was an added surprise. I like the book. It’s a two-in-one.” —Taylor Rutledge
Price: $7.97 for Drinking Animals Coloring Book and $12.49 for Jason Momoa: A Coloring Book of Fantasies With an Epic Dreamboat
Promising review: “OMG! I’ve never thought these thumbsticks would have such an impression on my gameplay. I play a lot of Rainbow Six Siege and I have increased my sensitivity ten fold. Went from playing with a 20 sensitivity to a 80. The thumbsticks make it super easy to aim and kill people with headshots really fast!! Thanks KontrolFreeks! I’ll have to buy another pair soon with a different color.” —CM
Promising review: “I was searching for reasonably priced DNA tests for my dog, and while this is on the expensive side, it was WELL worth the money. I have a rescue dog who I thought was a shepherd mix. She is actually a purebred German shepherd, and as most people know, GSDs are very prone to a lot of health conditions. If I had chosen a different DNA test, I would have spent hundreds of dollars getting her tested for different health conditions common to GSD. With Embark, I didn’t have to pay extra. And she came back as clear for all the genetic diseases they test for. They have even helped me figure out some things about her from the surveys and questionnaires they have available. I recommend this test to everyone who is looking for a DNA test.” —Jessica Allenbaugh
Promising review: “This was fun! You can only judge things like this on entertainment value. Having said that, I’ve researched my family history back to the 1100s and the results they came up with are 95% in correlation to what I’ve come up with. I’d say this was money well spent! Easy to use. Just follow the directions and mail it in. There’s several reviews on here saying their samples got rejected and the purchasers would never use the product again and it’s hard to use… after using the product myself I’m not sure how it’s possible to screw this up! All you have to do is spit in a tube!!! EASY!” —EHC
It comes with eight sachets: two ginger lime, two raspberry rose hibiscus, two pepper berry, and two spiced pomegranate.
Promising review: “In a pandemic I can make a cocktail at home that feels like it’s from a 5-star restaurant! Or I make my seltzer 1,000x better…just add Secco! LOVE IT!!” —Andrea Bonfils
Promising review: “I got a different VR headset before, but I don’t like that one. I bought this because it looks much better. It has a great design with the earphones and fits my phone perfectly. Love this one.” —GABBY
Promising review: “Yes, I’m a truffle lover to begin with. And, of course, only a truffle IS A truffle. But I gotta tell ya, this delectable heaven-sent powder is one heck of an addictive and more versatile option. Utterly AMAZING on popcorn, in eggs, added to soups and sauces to layer flavors, veggies, PASTA…the list is endless (I think the only thing I haven’t tried was sprinkling it on ice cream…although LOL). It is a bit salty, so I advise testing the waters first. But I just ordered my ninth and tenth bottle of the Truffle Zest…I wonder if there are 12 Step meetings for condiments?!? Just let go of your ‘only a TRUE truffle is a truffle’ baggage and order it!! I’ll see you at the meetings!” —Greengirl
It comes with a 32-page book of instructions and patterns, two pieces of cloth, an embroidery hoop, two needles, and four skeins of thread.
Promising review: “This is a great little kit. It totally got me back into cross-stitching! I seriously hadn’t done it in years! The squares are a little small, but I got used to it as I went along. It comes with everything you need to do three cute Pusheen cross-stitches. I hope they make more cross-stitch kits in the future. All you need is a little bit of time and fortitude, and you can have three super cute Pusheens!” —Kristin Bell
Promising review: “Actually pretty damn trippy! Once you let the pill dissolve in your mouth and you spread it around, your taste buds are in for a ride. I gave it to my coworkers and they were all tripped out. I ate lemon and a lime like it was an apple, so sweet I imagine like the fruits from the garden of Eden. Seltzer water has a taste, foods taste better. It’s just a trip. Lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. It does take like five minutes for the pill to dissolve. Make sure to move it around as if you are coating you mouth which is essentially what you are doing.” —Shadowborg
Promising review: “I found this a relaxing and fun project. I made three little donuts to see how hard it is before sharing with my 5-, 7-, and 12-year-old. I had so much fun I don’t want to share! But I will…maybe ;)” —MamaJJ
Promising review: “These pens write really well, are superfine, and pretty adorable. I didn’t think I would like them so much and was worried they would smear really bad (I’m left-handed), but they don’t. The caps stay on nice and tight and is easy to stick on the end of the pen while you’re using it and won’t fall off. My only recommendation would be to go EASY on the pens until you find the right grip and pressure for writing. The metal tips are very fine, so you want to be careful when writing as you can put indentation on your paper, or might even bend the tip. Now I just have to make sure people don’t steal them from my desk…” —Laurabear
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