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    36 Things For When You Need A Little Pick-Me-Up

    Small things to make you smile when you've had a rough day.

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    1. A "Hello Gorgeous" vinyl sticker you can put on your mirror in your room or bathroom as a subtle reminder.

    Black sticker that says "Hello Gorgeous" in cursive on a mirror

    Promising review: "Just a little bit of happy to make you smile each morning! It's EASY to apply. I put this one on my bathroom mirror to greet me every morning. It's a quality product, and I even got a little bonus in the envelope. Thanks!" —Sandy

    Get it from Amazon for $1.99.

    2. A limited-edition BuzzFeed x Birchbox Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box filled with more than $200 worth of beauty products for a fraction of that cost so you can truly treat yo' self without spending a huge chunk of change.

    The colorful packaging of the box plus all the beauty products included

    The box includes:

    - Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

    - First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask

    - Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream

    - Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray

    - Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner

    - Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

    - Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

    - Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

    - ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix (Love Life)

    Read more about the box and the products inside here!

    Get it from Birchbox from $62. Plus, use code BUZZFEED at checkout to get $10 off!

    3. A pair of Frenchie socks to keep your feet warm and make you smile when you've had a ruff day.

    Reviewer pic of the teal socks with illustrations of yellow Frenchies all over them

    Promising review: "These socks are so darn cute! My sister is obsessed with Frenchies and she wears them all the time." —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $8 (available in black and teal).

    4. A Good Advice Cupcake t-shirt so purrrfect because the world can't be all the bad when there's cute animals like cats in it.

    BuzzFeed, Hot Topic

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake line for Hot Topic for $22.90+ (available in women's sizes S-3X).

    5. Two Minute Mornings, a journal with a few questions you can answer first thing in the morning to start your day off with a little self-reflection.

    Hands holding the small yellow book
    Chronicle Books

    The journal has exercises featuring quick prompts on gratitude, letting go of stress, and setting the day's intentions. Each day it asks you, 'What are you going to let go of? What are you grateful for? What are you going to focus on?' so you can focus on what's really important for you to "win the day".

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49 or Bookshop for $15.59.

    6. A t-shirt to remind you that even if you're a damsel in distress, you don't need anyone to save you. You can save your GD self. 💪

    Model wearing the t-shirt in black that says "I'm a damsel I'm in distress I can handle this Have a nice day" in gold

    Femfetti is a small woman-founded business creating hand-drawn illustrations and lettering for t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more. This tee is unisex and runs in men's sizes.

    Get it from Femfetti for $21 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    7. A box full of British chocolate bars because it's a fact that chocolate makes everything better *and* British chocolate is wayyyyyy better than American candy.

    Reviewer pic of the box and the assorted nine candy bars included

    You get 10 full-size top-selling Cadbury chocolate bars in the box.

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself when I was feeling sad because the world is terrible, and it was 100% a great choice. The delicious treats arrived quickly and the box included almost all the best things. I was super excited that a Curly Wurly was included because it is my number one UK candy (I haven't eaten the one that came in the box yet. I'm saving it for last because then I get to look forward to it for weeks. So technically I can't say that this Curly Wurly will be as good as every other one, but we are just going to have to trust my prejudgment here.) 10/10, would order again." —nic_is_nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $20.75+ (available in box and bag styles).

    8. A Buzzed box filled with everything you need to make a nice stiff drink at the end of the day (as well as some roasted nuts so you're not drinking on an empty stomach).

    Two wine-shaped glasses, one with liquid in it, a bottle, and a glass cup with peanuts in it
    Bespoke Post

    The box includes two honeycomb glasses, a honeycomb nut dish, honey sour syrup, and honey roasted peanuts. To make the drink, just mix one part sour syrup with two parts of your favorite liquor (they suggest tequila or whiskey for the best results), and three parts water or sparkling water.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $55.

    9. A Corgi succulent vase you can't help but smile when looking at — I mean, come on, look at that little face!

    A hand holding the corgi-shaped vase with a succulent in it

    Promising review: "OMG, I ordered this as a gift for a friend, and when it came, it was so cute I almost kept it for myself. I put a cute little succulent in it and it was absolutely adorable. I think I'm going to look for my breeds so I can have a couple for myself. I absolutely would recommend purchasing it!!" —Lori Concepcion

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five styles).

    10. Chain-link tassel earrings to dress up any look and have you feeling fabulous in the blink of an eye.

    The chain-link earrings in blue with matching tassels at the bottom
    Tiny Tassel

    The Tiny Tassel (a Black woman-owned business) is one of my new favorite brands I discovered a bit ago. They create brightly colored jewelry, clothing, and accessories. I got a different pair of earrings this summer that I love, and these bad boys are next on my list. The color is so bright and fun and would look great with just about any outfit. These earrings are made with a lightweight resin and handmade tassels. They measure 4" long and are nickel-free.

    Get them from the Tiny Tassel for $34.

    11. A dish towel as a reminder that even the perfect things in this world fall apart some times, and we still need them more than ever.

    White dish towel with an illustration of a taco and the words "Every Now And Then I Fall Apart" on it

    Promising review: "I like this towel a lot. It absorbs nicely, the image doesn't scratch the dishes, and it makes me sing every time I use it." —Nerdy Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    12. A Baby Yoda tiki mug because drinking anything (even just water) will be a lot better when you're doing it out of this ah-mazing cup.

    Model holding the tiki mug that looks like Baby Yoda in all green

    Get it from Toynk for $27.99.

    13. A pair of crescent moon earrings that may have you humming Taylor Swift's "Delicate" all day.

    The earrings in gold with black crystals in the middle

    Not that it's a bad thing.

    Promising review: "My favorite earrings, I wear these on constant rotation. The best quality, solid structure, jewels are applied sturdy and don’t look cheap at all, are not loose to where you can see space between, don’t look like they may fall out. These are the best." —Tessa

    Get them from Amazon for $17.50 (available in gold, rose gold, and white gold).

    14. A BuzzFeed Tasty By Wilton Buttercream Icing 101 Kit that'll teach you how to use a decorating bag and tip to pipe buttercream icing and up your baking game so much you'll impress your friends when you show what you created off on Instagram.


    The kit includes six decorating bags, a petal, round, and star-shaped decorating tip, buttercream icing mix, rainbow sprinkles, teal, pink, and yellow food colors, and an instruction card. Plus, you get access to videos online that will walk you step-by-step through each project.

    Promising review: "This was a fun kit to use. The instructions were easy to follow and the result, though not professional, were a lot of fun and delicious according to my nine year old." —Veronica Z

    Get it from Walmart for $9.98.

    15. A polka dot ruffle dress guaranteed to get you a compliment or two and make you smile and feel like a million bucks.

    Reviewer wearing the v-neck dress with ruffles under the bust and around the hem in green with small white dots

    Promising review: "I have seen this dress on EVERY. SINGLE. BUZZFEED. article for the past 6 months. I'd put it in my cart, take it out, read another article, put it in. I FINALLY ordered it (size small, I'm 5'4 and 130 lbs, size 4 pants with a big butt). It is just as adorable as everyone said. I got so many compliments when I wore it to work. When I tried to tell my boss about it, he said he already heard me tell the entire office about my new Amazon dress with pockets." —Dorian Rosen

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in women's sizes S-XL and in 10 colors).

    16. A cable bite to not only protect your phone cord from breaking, but also to put the, dare I say, cutest addition on your phone. Awwww!

    A panda, lion, clownfish, dog, and rabbit animals over a cable their mouth's open on phones
    Urban Outfiters

    Promising review: "I bought the pig and the polar bear! They are so cute and are super reliable! I wish I could have them all!" —amackenziet

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in five animals and also 2 for $8).

    17. A pair of socks you can put on after you've had a long day and need a bit of R&R (aka some wine).

    A pair of grey socks where one says "If You Can Read This" on the sole and the other has "Bring Me Some Wine" on it with the box next to it

    Promising review: "These are pretty comfy, but no one brought me my wine. I had to get up to get it. Maybe after a wash or two?" —Elizabeth Molton

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    18. Glossier Cloud Paint to make your cheeks (or eyes) ~glow~ even if you overslept and only had .2 seconds to get ready.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Glossier

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing, goes on smoothly and is the perfect pop of color to the cheeks. I haven’t found a color that doesn’t look great on my complexion, so I’m pretty convinced every color will blend to look amazing on every skin tone!"—Jen

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    Read more about why Glossier's Cloudpaint is worth it here.

    19. A dinosaur necklace that will never go extinct in your closet because you'll want to wear it all the time.

    A model wearing the necklace that looks like t-rex bones

    Promising review: "This necklace is awesome. First, it looks very high quality despite the super cheap price. I've worn it to a couple of fancier functions, and it's gotten rave reviews. People look at it and don't really get what it is at first, but then they "get" it. That's when they'll grab someone else by the arm, drag them over, and say "Look at her necklace! Omg!" The silver one is really pretty. It looks maybe a little too fancy for casual wear (depends on the person wearing it, I'm sure), so I got one in black that I can wear for those times. :D" —yetisaurus

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in eight colors and styles).

    20. A Sour Lovers Tackle box here to take your ~sour~ day and turn it into something a little ~sweeter~.

    The tackle box with 12 compartments and different sour candy in them
    Dylan's Candy Bar

    The box has 12 compartments and has a selection of sour candy, including; rainbow sour belts, sour gummy watermelon slices, sour gummy bears, sour blue cola bottles, sour gummy worms, and sour gummy looms.

    Get it from Dylan's Candy Bar for $26.

    21. Pimple patches that'll stop zits in their tracks before they ruin your day — even if you're not going anywhere, having a pimple is still the worst.

    (left) Hand with a small circular patch on it (right) The packaging with the sheet of patches next to it

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these things!!! I'm an esthetician; however, being in my twenties and having raging hormones has challenged my skin a lot. It's embarrassing showing up to work and having pimples when others are supposed to trust me with their skin. These are so fast-acting and have saved me a lot of time and money. It's amazing how they just suck out the infection. It's perfect for those deep-under-the-skin pimples as well, but it does take a few extra days. I will continue to repurchase!" —julia raye todd

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    22. A desktop plaque you can customize with pictures of your favorite people and memories for a nice little reminder of the good in life.

    Two plaques with pictures on them sitting on a desk

    Get it from Shutterfly for $17.50 (available in three sizes and three shapes).

    23. A "bad hair day" hat to act as a distraction on the days when you really just can't deal with washing your hair.


    Promising review: "The hat looks exactly as I expected. It's comfortable and cute for a day I don’t feel like doing my hair to run errands." —Kylie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight colors).

    24. Glossier Boy Brow with the power to thicken, shape, and groom your eyebrows in seconds and give them a new life — and increase your confidence level at the same time.

    BuzzFeed editor's before and after showing how Boy Brow made her eyebrows look fuller and darker
    Ana Maria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Ana Maria Glavan (above) swears by Boy Brow and so do so many others on our team. Your brows may never be the same.

    Promising review: "Boy Brow is the best brow product I have ever tried. I have been using it for years, and it has never been surpassed. I have quite thin brow hairs, and they aren't very full, and Boy Brow fills them out just enough to enhance what is naturally there. And they stay in place through anything! I usually just use a little bit of Boy Brow and the Like lipstick and it is just enough to bring out your features. It is also great if you double up the application for more of a thicker brow look." —katherine

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five shades).

    And read one BuzzFeed editor's full review of Boy Brow here (#5).

    25. A monitor sticker designed to keep you company during your work day and remind you that you really can tackle your whole to-do list. Did you and this panda just become best friends??? Absolutely.

    An illustration of a panda in black on a clear board attached to a monitor with the word "Hi" in a bubble and sticky notes on it

    Promising review: "This little thing makes me smile. The little 'Hi' speech bubble is perfect for hanging my headphones on, and it holds the key notes that I need to remember for the day. I absolutely love this thing." —Andi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90 (available in a panda, bear, and lion styles).

    26. A bright white light therapy lamp — when the days get shorter and it's darker earlier, it may help you feel closer to being as happy as you are on a summer Friday.

    The rectangle light with a white border

    Promising review: "This is a GREAT light! I have never had a HappyLight before, and this is really a game-changer! I live in NYC where it feels like it is gray all the time, and in the past I have certainly felt the effects. This season I noticed that my energy never lagged, and I was still able to hop out of bed even though it was dark. I use it for about 30 minutes per day while eating an early breakfast, and it keeps me going all day! I cannot say enough good things about this light. Also, it is small enough to be portable which is very convenient. It would fit anywhere in my apartment. I highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    27. A super-cute sloth cooling and heating pad you can give a big ol' hug to when you're dealing with cramps or some other kind of pain.

    Model with the pad that looks like a sloth of their shoulder
    Urban Outfitters

    It's filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender to help soothe, and you can either warm it up in the microwave or keep it in the freezer before use.

    Promising review: "I love this little guy! It looks just like the pictures! It stays warm for a super long time, and it is super soothing. It’s also infused with lavender so it gives off a super-relaxing smell!" —lk123

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    28. A rose quartz face roller set said to help increase blood flow and relieve any tension in your face, leaving you feeling calmer, cooler, and more collected.

    The rose quartz roller with a small and big roller on each end and and a Gua Sha with a blob-like shape

    Promising review: "I love this product. I was really skeptical about face rollers and their benefits, but have been wanting to try one for a while. This product is well constructed and priced right. I love the design and that it comes with not only the roller but a massaging scraping tool too. I have been using nightly with my favorite serum or moisturizer. It’s very cooling and calming to my skin." —CarrieB

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    29. A two peas in a pod shaker set pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile to your face when life's being a little ~salty~.

    The pea pod plate with circular peas with faces on them and holes on top

    Get it from ModCloth for $18.

    30. A "The Future Is Female" graphic tee with an empowering message to help lift you up when it's just too much to watch the news.,

    The T-shirt is 95% cotton and 5% spandex.

    Promising review: "I love this shirt! I constantly have people asking me where I got it, and they are shocked to learn it’s from Amazon. Definitely get this if you want to have some awesome and meaningful conversations." —Laur

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in women's sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

    31. A Homesick state candle that smells just like home to remind you it's okay to miss the place you're from every once in a while.

    The candle in a clear jar with a white label that says Texas on it with an illustration of the state

    The all-natural soy wax candle has a 60- to 80-hour burn time and is made in the USA.

    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money. :)" —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (available in all 50 states).

    32. A Goal Getter sticky note pad perfect for giving you a place to jot down any important notes and goals you have, so you can remember that the future looks bright.

    Rectangular sticky note pad with an illustration of a girl working and holding a mug on a couch with the words "Goal Getter" above it.
    Copper & Brass

    Copper & Brass is a Black woman-owned small business that has been creating paper goods and gifts focusing on promoting positive representation from Warner Robins, Georgia since 2016. There are 25 sheets per note pad.

    Promising review: "She is too cute!! I love the sticky notes! I am in constant need of little reminders and sticky notes, and these are great size and stickiness. They're perfect for quick notes." —monet carty

    Get it from Copper & Brass Paper on Etsy for $3.

    33. A Maybelline matte liquid lipstick more than 14,000 people swear stays on all day without budging and will make you look and feel like a million bucks.

    Jennifer Tonti / Via BuzzFeed, Maybelline

    Promising review: "This lipstick is amazing. I put it on and took shower to see if it would come off and it didn’t even budge. Then I went and ate food and drink water and still it was just as good as when I put it on. Many people have complained about how just won’t come off — well, I was able to take it off with olive oil (while I know that’s not a conventional method). It does stay on literally all day. So I think it’s so worth it. My lips still feel amazing afterward. It’s not drying like other formulas." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.14 (available in 42 shades).

    34. A basic letter board you can write inspirational quotes on to remind yourself how awesome (and witty) you truly are.,

    The 10x10 letter board is made of black felt and comes with 340 letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols, plus a bag to keep the extras in.

    Promising review: "We have used this for everything you can imagine and more! This is a great purchase and is so versatile! I change it by the season, even by my mood. Just get it!" —Tara Magana

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in four sizes).

    35. An overnight facial leave-on exfoliator made with lactic and glycolic acid that work together to break down dead skin cells so you can apply it for bed at night, get some sleep, and wake up feeling *and* looking refreshed.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect facial overnight cream. It’s super lightweight and leaves your pores smaller and glowing all day! You won’t regret buying this cream!" —MDOGLAM&CO

    Get it from Versed for $19.99 (available in two sizes).

    36. And a convenient portable cup holder that lets you bring your beer or wine into the tub because sometimes you just need a drink and a bath after a long day.

    Tthe clear holder suctioned to the side of the tub with a glass of red wine in it and a hand reaching for it

    It also fits beer cans!

    Promising review: "I 100% — no, 1 million percent — LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!!! It adhered to my shower wall and stayed put. It's nice to relax in the shower and have my wine in there instead of on the stand my towels are on. Thank you! I have recommended this to several wine-loving friends!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    Me when I've had a rough day:

    Touchstone Pictures

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