9 Things We Can’t Resist Buying in Multiples
We’ll take three, please
You know the saying “If you love something, set it free”? Well, forget that. We say if you love something, hold on to it and buy 20 of ’em. After all, it’s not every day that you discover a bra you don’t want to rip off a minute later or a pair of jeans that won’t stretch out after one wear. Here, nine things we always buy in multiples.
A Red Lipstick That Doesn’t Wash Us Out
Finding the perfect shade of red is like winning the lottery. Chances are slim, but the reward is so worth it. In an effort to make your life easier, we tested a shade of red that is supposed to work with every skin tone. Spoiler: It does. Revlon’s Love Is On is a universally flattering shade that also happens to leave your lips feeling moisturized (instead of dry, like some formulas).
Flavor Packets That Help Us Drink More Water
The benefits of drinking eight glasses a day have been well documented. However, if you’re anything like us, then you know how difficult that can actually be. That’s why we are slightly obsessed with Starbucks VIA Instant Refreshers. Each pack instantly adds vibrant flavor to plain water and offers a natural boost of energy, thanks to green coffee extract. Now there’s no excuse not to fill up your water bottle.
A Comfortable Bra (That Also Happens to Fit Just Right)
Why spend one more second of your life in a bra that’s either digging into your rib cage or constantly falling off your shoulders? Make it a point this coming year to finally find a style that hugs your body and then stock up on it. The Bali Comfort Revolution ComfortFlex Fit Wirefree Bra is known as the number one bra in department stores* (really) because of its no-slip straps and seamless support (oh, and its range of 19 different colors). We’d say that sounds like a good place to start.
Candles That Don’t Cost a Million Dollars
There’s no use sugarcoating it: Quality candles are expensive. And as much as we love when our home smells like a freshly cut Fraser fir, we’re not sure it’s worth $50. Here’s our tip: Wait for candles to go on sale (we promise, they do) and then buy in bulk.
The One Piece We Can Layer With Anything
To say we are huge fans of versatility would be an understatement. That’s why we are just a little (OK, a lot) obsessed with J.Crew’s long-sleeve tissue tees. Because the material is so thin, we can wear them pretty much year-round. Think solo in the spring, layered under dresses throughout the fall and teamed with sweaters in the winter. We’ll take one in every color, please.
Fancy Pens That Make To-Do Lists More Fun
Since we can’t rely on our mind to remember every menial task (if only), we rely on old-fashioned to-do lists. What makes a to-do list more fun? Fancy pens, of course. If you’ve never written with a Le Pen, then you don’t know what you’re missing. The micro-fine point combined with smudge-proof ink is basically the stuff of dreams. All you need now is an equally fancy notepad.
Hair Ties That (Actually) Keep Our Hair in Place
Do you ever have just one hair tie on your wrist? No, we didn’t think so. Between aerial workouts, running errands and overall bad hair days, hair ties are an essential part of most women’s days. Our go-to is the Invisibobble, because it leaves no kinks (due to its signature coil design) and looks super cute. Bonus: They’re sold in packs of three.
Texturizing Hair Spray for a Little Extra Volume
Nothing is worse than having hair with absolutely zero volume. Fortunately, for all the flat-haired ladies out there, Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray will give you all the volume and texture you dream of. It’s coveted by celebrity hairstylists and beauty bloggers alike, and once you start using this stuff you won’t be able to stop. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
A Pair of Flattering Jeans
We can probably all attest to how painful shopping for jeans can be. There are so many brands to choose from, let alone style, wash and fit. So when you finally discover a flattering pair of jeans, you never let go, and that’s precisely how we feel about AYR denim. They’re comfortable andcurrent, and they make your butt look fantastic. What more could you want?
*Source: The NPD Group/Retailer U.S. Tracking Service, R12 Sep 16, dollar sales