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This Things Incredible

  1. skin week
    The French Lotion That Banished My Winter AshinessWhen I posted it on Instagram, four friends DM’d to sing its praises, too.
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    Every Finnish Person I Know Uses This Supermarket MoisturizerThe £30 moisturiser is a hit in Helsinki, where winters reach -25°C
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    I Tried (and Repeatedly Failed) to Live Without This SerumWithin a few weeks of constant use, my skin was noticeably more uniform in texture and colour, and my skin was generally glowier and plumper.
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    The Vitamin-C Mask That Makes My Skin Glow Like a Glazed DoughnutEven in the poorly lit restroom, my skin looked healthy and supple.
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    I Had a Cystic Zit on My Face for 6 Months, Until I Bought This GelAnd it has never returned.
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    This £4 Cream Soothes My Over-Washed, Coronavirus-Avoiding, HandsThe light formulation leaves skin hydrated but matte and, bonus, the fragrance is clean — without being overpowering.
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    This £12 Body Moisturiser Outperforms Every Luxury Lotion I’ve TriedAt £12 for almost 500ml of product, I feel happy applying it with wild abandon.
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    Nothing Soothes My Irritable Skin Quite Like This French Wonder CreamI searched stores in Melbourne, London, and Paris and finally found my saviour skin product.
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    This £17 Serum Gave Me Clear, Hydrated (and Even Bouncy) SkinA two-in-one solution for skin that’s still breaking out and starting to age.
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    This Serum Gives Me Skin Like a Particularly Succulent PeachOther hyaluronic acid serums I’ve tried have been too tacky, too gooey, or just plain ineffective. But the MediK8 serum gave me instant results.
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    The Best Travel Backpack, According to an International ReporterFrom my bus journey from El Salvador to Mexico, all the way to the Great Wall of China, it’s light, durable, and has never let me down.
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    Not a Drop of Water (Even in Tropical Indonesia) Has Breached This BackpackAt an opening in Whitechapel, the artist himself did a double take.
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    This Idiotproof Eyeliner Means I No Longer Cry Over My Mismatched FlicksTwo perfectly sized — and perfectly even — cat’s-eye flicks.
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    I Take This (Better Than Compression Socks) Gel on Planes and Long Car JourneysThis gel works within minutes. I’m convinced you can see your legs shrink just seconds after using it.
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    My Husband and I Love This Pen So Much, We Fight Over ItTo start with, it is the perfect weight — not so light that it feels flimsy, but not cumbersome, either.
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    This Sex Toy (Beloved by Sex Educators) Makes My Whole Body TrembleA friend told me to prepare myself for the Doxy’s power, but I’m not sure anything could have.
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    I’ve Had This Dinky Swiss Army Knife for the Past 20 YearsAlthough it’s only 6cm long, my penknife–key ring is tiny, but it is also one of the most useful items I have ever owned.
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    Now More Than Ever, This Foldable Paper Vase Is the Easiest Gift in the WorldFor the cost of oversized letter postage and a bottle of mid-tier off-license wine, you can surprise a friend with a low-hassle piece of home decor.
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    This £2 Drugstore Hair Treatment Repaired My Hopeless Split EndsPalmer’s sustainably sourced deep conditioner is the truth.
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    This Rubber Broom Is So Good We Drove It From Cornwall to MargateIts superiority was soon obvious. I spent most of the day mumbling ‘Huh! Amazing!’ to myself as I conquered pile of filth after pile of filth.
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    This Bluetooth Radio Is the Perfect Work-From-Home Co-workerIt sits on my chest of drawers like a co-worker, and keeps me company in a noninvasive way, from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening.
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    These Cheap, Reusable Bags Produce the Smoothest Oat Milk I’ve Ever TastedI have never felt more smugly connected to the natural world than when “milking” my oats.
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    This Knitting Kit Turned Me (a Rookie) Into a FanaticThe repetitive rhythm, the knit one, purl one, clears my mind and lets me regain my focus.
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    I’ve Made About 1,095 Oat Lattes With This Coffee MachineThe whole process takes around four minutes — approximately the same amount of time as an Aeropress.
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    I Use This Smoked Water in Everything From Baked Beans to Old-FashionedsI buy a bottle for almost everyone’s birthday, every year.
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    My Partner and I Paddle Down the River Lea in This Inflatable KayakAfter that first tentative step from land to kayak, a soothing tranquility came over me.
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    This Water Flosser Reduced the Stains on My Teeth by a Staggering 75 PercentFor the last couple of years, my four-brews-a-day habit had left brown stains, and no toothpaste or electric toothbrush managed to remove them.
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    This Padded Foot Sling Makes Economy Feel Like First ClassAnd thanks to this gizmo I was able to sleep on my flight to Singapore.
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    These Silicone Grabbers (Used by Cyclists) Keep My Glasses and My Face Mask OnThey hook around your ears, they’re comfy, and they cost just 79 pence each.
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    These Noise-Cancelling Headphones Turn My Noisy Flat Into a Private LibraryChores feel like silent discos, giving me time to listen to more new albums than ever before.
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    This Spray Mop Makes Washing My Floors (Dare I Say It?) EnjoyableI loved it so much that I called my mother, my best friend, and showed it to my neighbour after its first use.
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    I Wear These Sweaty Betty Yoga Pants for Everything But YogaAs someone who prefers to exercise in my own sitting room, I’ve never bothered with fancy sports attire, yet these yoga pants were calling to me.
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    I Bought 6 Cotton Nightgowns to Waft Through Lockdown Like a Victorian GhostIf I have to be at home all day, I’d rather swoon around in floaty splendour than my workout leggings and mismatched T-shirts.
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    A Wi-Fi Extender Lets Me Zoom From Every Nook and Cranny of My 300-Year-Old BarnIt mercifully works with any router or broadband provider, and as I have discovered, can push the Wi-Fi through even the thickest stone wall.
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    This Indie Streaming Service Is As Cheap As Netflix, and Just As Easy to UseWhile the doors to my favourite independent cinema are shut, this is the next best thing.
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    I’m Revisiting the Harry Potter Audiobooks During Quarantine“The Harry Potter books were the reason I signed up for Audible four years ago … I’ve had the books on rotation ever since.”
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    Over 30 People Bought These Velvet Chairs After I Posted Them on My InstagramThe Amazon chairs fit in seamlessly with the rest of my Ikea-meets-Soho-House vibe.
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    This Grandma-Approved TV Tray Makes for a Cheap yet Effective Lap DeskBeloved by grandmas, this TV tray has solved my working-from-home back problems.
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    My Puzzle Mat Stops Me Losing My Marbles (and My Jigsaw Pieces) During IsolationNow my kitchen table is also my workspace, it’s pleasing to be able to spread out a puzzle without worrying about how to eat my dinner around it.
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    This Six-Minute Workout App Is a Personal Trainer for Highly Lazy People“Committing to something for such a short window felt far easier than forcing myself on a run.”
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    Drag Queens, Store Cashiers and Passport Control Staff Ask Which Eyeliner I WearI’m quick to tell them: It’s £7, and it’s the only one you’ll need.
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    This Infuser Mug Lets Me Drink 8 Cups of Loose-Leaf Tea a Day (With No Faff)Making a loose-leaf tea with the Tealyra is as simple as pouring a traditional cuppa.
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    This Cupboard-Size Dehumidifier Saved My Victorian Flat From Damp and MouldThe Meaco 12L means the cursed front wall hasn’t been damp for a full 12 months.
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    I Cook Risotto at Work With This Portable, Battery-Free Slow CookerAll the Swivlit needs is a minute or two in the microwave.
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    Everyone in Helsinki Wears These City Wellies From November Through MarchThe Hais were originally designed for sailing in the 1960s, but over the last 60 years they’ve become the boots to be seen in.
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    I Walk From Hebden Bridge to Hardcastle Crags in My Blister-Proof Hiking BootsAuthor Stacey Halls recommends her waterproof, blister-proof hiking boots.
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    My Schnauzer Not Only Tolerates This Tangle Teezer for Dogs, He Enjoys ItLike him, the brush is double-layered: There are long teeth that reach down into the undercoat and short teeth that smooth the outercoat.
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    I Give These £13 Compresses to Every Breastfeeding Mum I KnowThe compresses are soaked in a cooling gel that offers some instant relief when placed on sore nipples.
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    These Little, Padded Clips Have Cut My Bed-Making Time in HalfI’d probably never clean my duvet cover without them, either.
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    I No Longer Chop, Grate, or Julienne Without These Cut-Resistant GlovesThey helped me regain my confidence in the kitchen after an unfortunate avocado toast-related finger severing.
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