You Can’t Do It All, but These 9 Products Can Help You Fake It
Superwoman or just super savvy?
Here’s the problem with the notion of “doing it all.” On one hand, it’s impossible. On the other, no one wants to admit it's impossible. So here, nine products to help you always appear like you’ve got your act together, even when you haven’t washed your hair in three weeks.
For a Green Thumb: Parrot Flower Power Sensor
No matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep your plants alive. (Orchids--sigh.) Thankfully, there’s the Parrot Flower Power Sensor. This little gizmo, cutely shaped like a branch, pairs with an app to track your plant’s nutritional intake. The app then sends you push notifications to let you know when to water, add fertilizer or repot.
Parrot Flower Power ($60)
For Timely Correspondence: PunkPost
Real talk: How many times have you forgotten to buy--or actually send--a birthday card? That's where Punkpost comes in. This nifty app takes your personal messages, hand transcribes them onto cards and then sends them for you. Prefer your own handwriting? My Cute Card Club delivers a set of four cards each month, so you’ll never have to pen the word belated again.
Punkpost (your first card is free)
For A Fresh Face: IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
Here’s an eye-opening secret: Just one coat of this mascara can make you look more put together and awake. To make the most of your swipe, try the new Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara from IT Cosmetics. The game-changing formula gives your lashes length and stretch, all while infusing them with peptides, proteins, biotin and collagen. It’s like the eyelash vitamin you never knew you needed.
For a Foolproof Look: Sleeveless Vest
When it comes to fashion, the key is to make your wardrobe work for you (not the other way around). To do that, invest in a few tailored pieces that can be worn in a plethora of ways throughout all seasons. One of our favorites: the sleeveless vest. Wear it now over your jeans or black pants and later alone with chic tassel sandals.
For a Clean House (in 5 Minutes): Cordless Vacuum
A vacuum is a vacuum is a vacuum. Until you try this vacuum. The cordless feature means you can zip all around the house without switching power outlets in every room, while the handheld conversion is ideal for cleaning Cheerios out of your car. Pro tip: Don’t stash it deep in a closet. Instead, leave the vacuum fully accessible so you’ll be more willing to grab, clean and go.
FOR A FULL-SERVICE BREAKFAST: MASTERPAN
Our Sunday morning typically goes like this: Wake up, crave brunch, make brunch…and then sit in the kitchen sobbing because, ugh, we forgot just how many pots and pans it takes to make brunch. Meet the MasterPan, a kitchen gadget that enables you to make the works--scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, home fries, etc.--all in one pan.
For a Customized Workout: Foldable Bike
Want to know our secret weapon for squeezing in some cardio? Exercise equipment you can hide in your coat closet. We just ordered one from Amazon, and it’s legit. The X-shaped frame is sturdy, the seat is wide and the resistance is adjustable. To stash it away, just pull the pin in the middle and draw the two ends together. No, you won’t have your SoulCycle instructor coaching you along, but you can burn off that morning’s bagel while binging on Downton.
For an Organized Purse: Sleek Laptop Case
The easiest way to look frumpy and disheveled? Carry a massive tote that’s stuffed to the brim. Instead,pare it down to just your essentials and stow them in a clutch that doubles as a laptop case.
For Curing All Ailments: Coconut Oil
Three cheers for the most versatile item in your pantry. We all know coconut oil can yield shiny locks and radiant skin. But did you know it also fights rust and keeps eggs fresh for a whole entire year? Check out our list of all its fantastic uses and stock up, stat.