What improves your life for under $25?

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I was out in Sag Harbor last week for the first time in a while. We’ve been doing renovations, including a much-needed overhaul of my bathroom, so I had to unpack all of my toiletries. And in doing so, I found this sea salt body wash, which I had totally forgotten I purchased. And Reader, it is—and I’m not exaggerating here—the freshest body wash I’ve ever smelled. Like a day at the beach, minus the fishiness.

I still don’t use the Notes app on my phone—call me a Luddite, but I like writing stuff down in an old-school notebook like this one. It’s small enough to easily fit in my bag, but big enough that it’s not a hassle to write in it.

I always keep this compact Kaweco pen in my bag, because I hate being caught without a pen. I like this one cause it’s super-sturdy, but also on the diminutive side.

I discovered Rummo linguine during Covid and have been loyal to it ever since. The company promises a perfect al dente texture every time, and somehow, miraculously, they deliver.

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    Ashley
    20 May 2022
    8:01am

    Fresh flowers for my kitchen table and bathroom (nothing fancy), Pocket Coffee chocolates (hard to find in the US but so worth it), Devocion coffee, silk pillowcase.

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    Carrie
    19 May 2022
    11:56am

    I discovered these socks a few years ago and now own at least a dozen pairs.
    I am not sure what compression socks feel like but these make my legs feel great day and night. They are warm but not too warm for most of the year… plus my husband finds them sexy (heehee): https://www.aritzia.com/en/product/base-knee-high-sock/82940.html?dwvar_82940_color=4074

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      Carlene
      20 May 2022
      2:00pm

      I love these, they are giving me ’70s gym class, which is pretty sexy, actually

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    Patty
    21 May 2022
    9:37am

    ‘Fun’ size Milky Way bars. I leave a bag in the freezer and when I want a treat I’ll have one. Having two feels like utter decadence, and I do that too sometimes.

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    kelly
    19 May 2022
    10:08pm

    I’ve never tried the Sea Salt body wash, but I love the Sea Salt hand cream, and it’s about $12!
    https://www.amazon.com/Swedish-Dream-Salt-Creme-Purple/dp/B00R3GE5OG/ref=asc_df_B00R3GE5OG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312087620085&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8552906631941450615&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1016367&hvtargid=pla-573519211652&psc=1

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      Daisy
      21 May 2022
      4:11pm

      I discovered the Sea Salt hand sanitizer last Fall and love it!
      I’m also a fan of fresh flowers from the grocery store – especially alstroemeria. My local store sells them for around $5/bunch and they typically last close to 2 weeks. Love that they come in a variety of colors.

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      Jax
      20 May 2022
      9:45pm

      Our family has loved the Sea Salt body soap bar for years… only thing bad about it is that it gets used up very quickly! Also a great travel soap size — small and doesn’t add to your TSA liquids threshold.

      Those Rollbahn notebooks are my favorite work notebooks. Just a tad too expensive — I keep flirting with other cheaper notebooks (Muji, Moleskine paper ones, cheaper knockoffs on Amazon), but my heart belongs to the Rollbahn notebooks.

      My product under $25 — at the ripe old age of 49 (never really had to as a teen), I now use a prescription topical Erythromycin to head off the occasional acne I’m sensing coming or has already arrived. Poof! Gone within a day. I use at a discount with my health plan, so it might only be under $25 for me.

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        mamacita
        24 May 2022
        1:31pm

        I have to look into Erythromycin. I get occasional volcano-under-the-skin acne, even though I didn’t have it as a teenager. It looks like it’s in generic, too. Thanks for mentioning it.

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          Jax
          25 May 2022
          1:44am

          I started using it because during Covid2020, I suddenly got my very first cystic acne (maybe mask-caused). So definitely try it out! I used to use the Dessert Essence blemish treatment with teatree oil and it worked for about 15 years… but now it doesn’t seem as effective. Not effective like Erythromycin — a doctor prescribed it for the cystic acne (nothing like a pimple that won’t go away!).

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    Nancy
    19 May 2022
    4:07pm

    Always LOVE LOVE LOVE this post and all the wonderful new things I discover.

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    Sue
    19 May 2022
    4:11pm

    Admittedly, only the travel sizes fall under the price limit, but I am a big fan of Sabbatical Beauty–https://sabbaticalbeauty.com/ I like supporting a small woman-owned business, and the products really work. Plus, you only need a tiny bit, so even a travel size lasts awhile. I now buy full sizes of the few things I use daily, but I always keep a travel-size camel milk and yeast mask (https://sabbaticalbeauty.com/collections/masks-1/products/camel-milk-yeast-mask?variant=16349105217), which I don’t generally use as a mask but put on any incipient and irritating middle aged zits as a spot treatment. I am much less stressed out when it happens because I know it will work. Oh, and unrelatedly, my kitchen would not be complete without a box of Maldon salt!!

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      Leah
      19 May 2022
      6:04pm

      Yes on Maldon! I get twitchy without it and buy it by the tub.

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    Ellen
    19 May 2022
    5:33pm

    The Cocoa Mint tea from MEM Tea that tastes like Girl Scout cookies:
    https://www.memteaimports.com/whole-leaf-tea/cocoa-mint-signature-blend-herbal-tea-tisane

    I also eat home popped popcorn almost every day! It goes hand in hand with 2 other ones – HBO Max and AppleTV who are killing it lately.

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    A
    19 May 2022
    6:06pm

    A small fan from Honeywell. I mostly use it in the kitchen because my built-in kitchen fan is pretty useless. I also use it while working out or just sitting around if it’s hot. I know someday in the next few years I will probably use it for hot flashes.

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      Liz
      19 May 2022
      6:38pm

      Ooh,you just reminded me of the thing I really can’t live without under $25, these shirts, which have completely cured my perimenopausal night sweats problem – I had the night sweats BAD, and they are amazing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CXVK1M3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    LisaC
    19 May 2022
    6:26pm

    This week has been a real jackpot as far as posts are concerned. Platform sandals, striped tees, one of my favorite dress posts ever, and now this. Too good!
    I love the Rollbahn notebooks too (nice to see them in stock on Amazon – I had to order them from an obscure shop in Minnesota). I’m not a Luddite necessarily, but there is something about putting pen to paper that is so much more satisfying than using technology. A couple of my favorite under $25’s: Harney & Sons Cinnamon Spice tea (which I learned about on GOACA but can’t remember who mentioned it). I also love J&J’s cinnamon waxed floss. And, Ghiardelli dark chocolate sea salt caramel mini’s. Heaven.

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    EW
    19 May 2022
    2:55pm

    Davines OI Hand Balm $20 Amazon
    LOVE this smell and silky hands!

    Everything Bagel Cashews — Heaven

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    Viajera
    19 May 2022
    3:03pm

    My neck roll for sleeping: https://www.optp.com/The-Original-McKenzie-Cervical-Roll … … … … It’s essential! I don’t use it the way they show the model doing it though – I just use it under my neck with no pillow. This saves me bc I never do yoga anymore even though I know that I should! Also the lumbar roll for side sleeping. (You put it crosswise under your waist when sleeping on your side, like you are lying the short way over a tootsie roll. So if someone were looking at you from the side of the bed, they would only see the round circle top of the roll, if that makes sense. You know what, ask your favorite nurse, I am not qualified … ) I don’t sleep without them. (Granted, when they roll awaaaaay in the middle of the night, it’s inconvenient. I suppose I could figure out a way to stop that…) I also use while driving. Is it me, or are car seat designers a bit twisted?

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      cw
      20 May 2022
      6:33am

      Viajera, if you goggle “coccyx cushions for driving” you’ll get some useful suggestions (some are under $25 some are not). If you google “cushions for driving” you get some pretty useless options so you have to use the word “coccyx.” I use one always, but I had to try several to find the one that fit me best in the drivers seat. Makes a world of difference because car seat designers are not working within my body’s wheelhouse.

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      Mouse
      20 May 2022
      6:49am

      It is def not you; car seats are designed for tall boys and men who have fantasies about being race car drivers. I’m 5’2″ and female and car seats are my special circle of hell.

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      Wendy
      19 May 2022
      4:08pm

      I need a neck roll. Thanks for mentioning this.

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      Viajera
      19 May 2022
      3:11pm

      Phooey … just to clarify – the neck roll I only use if I’m lying on my back. And, then, with no other pillow on my head/neck. But. It is, ime, *not* enough support for your neck if you are on your side. So, don’t do that. … … … I could go on and on about pillows and sleeping, however, I will not. Well, I will try. … … … … For the head/neck while side-sleeping, I use a real sidesleeper pillow. It supports your neck and is dented where your head is supposed to go. Does everyone know about these already? Bc if you have any soreness in the mornings, it is worth looking into the matter. I think I got them in a 2-for deal at Costco, putting them under the $25 limit. In fact, I think I’ve bored people here on the subject before. But, the neck pillow is new. And fabulous!!

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        D.Morgendorffer
        19 May 2022
        4:07pm

        No, you are doing a good deed about the neck support issue! People in general don’t understand how much of their misery can be traced back to a pillow without proper head and neck support.

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          Viajera Viajera
          20 May 2022
          2:37pm

          Yeah, not to mention, my non-ergo work habits, which I am juuust able to ignore, if I play my cards right the rest of the time. I just need to buy a wireless keyboard already. It’s not like they don’t work! I should stop being a ninny. Thanks D.!! … … … … Also thanks, cw! Glad to know I’m not alone, and I’m not imagining it. … … … … Yes, Mouse, you are so right – and it’s funny, I know a tall man and he doesn’t fit in that many cars, really. So I guess I shouldn’t complain toooooo much. No wonder it is so hard to find furniture. I at least have the option to wear platform shoes and move the seat up. …. …. Glad to help, Wendy! I am getting so many good ideas here today, this is awesome.

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      Marie
      21 May 2022
      10:32am

      Thank you ! I will try this.I have bought numerous pillows from chiro, medcline shoulder system ( works somewhat but huge and hard to change positions) side sleeper pillow, physical therapy with needling , acupuncture .etc
      Lately use a body pillow and dented one . But move out of alignment in sleep and neck pain ….
      Not in price range but i love the chirp wheels for stretching aligning back/chest.
      Like a chiropractic adjustment at home

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    Bevin
    19 May 2022
    3:53pm

    Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Original tea tastes delicious and satisfies my after-dinner sweet tooth with no sugar or artificial sweeteners. I buy the caffeine free kind.

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      gilli
      21 May 2022
      11:34am

      Yes to this tea!! I am in love with this tea and it reminds me of the ‘Good Earth’ Restaurants that sadly i don’t think exist anymore…..

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    D.Morgendorffer
    19 May 2022
    4:02pm

    I never ever ever put on the cap on my Schneider Slider Memo XB pen, but it never dries out. When the first one died after literal years of faithful service, I wrote a eulogy for it in my gratitude journal, truly not kidding. Pears soap is one of the few bath soaps that never causes irritation for me, plus like herbal scented stuff. Hollander Sweet Ground White Chocolate Powder…I know the phrase, “white chocolate”, causes many fine people to rightly run in the opposite direction, but the taste of this in warm milk is in fact a buttery vanilla flavor. (I think it’s the cocoa butter.) If you put a tablespoon of this in whatever milk you use for coffee and then nuke it for 30 seconds before adding your coffee, your coffee becomes a lazy woman’s latte. Abdul Kareem Egyptian Musk Oil from Charlotte Vale-Allen https://charlottevaleallen.com/descriptions/abdulkareemegyptianmusk_oil.htm The proprietor, Charlotte Vale-Allen, is fascinating in and of herself. I once accidentally entered an incomplete shipping address for a Christmas present and she called me up to get the correct address. We ended up chatting and she was a delight (and by the way, Canadian).

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    (another) Kim
    19 May 2022
    12:28pm

    Love seeing everyone’s answers!
    A couple for me – Zhi tea’s restful blend (includes cardamom, chamomile, licorice, orange peel) and the New York Times recipe subscription. Including the latter since it’s just $5/month.

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      themis
      19 May 2022
      2:42pm

      The Times recipe subscription really saved me these past couple of years. Always wanting great ethnic food but not wanting to sit in a restaurant – I leaned with a pantry stocked the right way I didn’t have to go without and it was all easier than I thought. Endless inspiration, I don’t have to cook in the same ruts from week to week, unless I feel like it. I mean, yesterday I made butter chicken-! I mean who is this person.

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        pauline
        19 May 2022
        11:29pm

        Try recipetineats.com It’s free so well under $25. Nagi is an Australian with an Asian background and her recipes are fantastic. I cook so much with her recipes and they are all quite simple. She is releasing a book later this year.

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          MARGARET
          22 May 2022
          7:52am

          I make her crockpot BBQ brisket recipe and it’s SO GOOD. And I am from the South with very strong opinions on BBQ. Slap together the sauce IN the crockpot, throw the meat in and cook that sucker ten hours. Then finish off under the broiler for that crispy crusty action. No one will believe how you made it!

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    Elisabeth
    19 May 2022
    12:28pm

    Great list, Kim! My daily life saver is my Trade coffee subscription: https://www.drinktrade.com/ You can choose from actual small coffee shops and roasters all around the US, the sourcing is transparent and fair trade, and the deliveries stayed solid for us even during the height of the pandemic. Having delicious coffee at home first thing in the morning is sometimes the only thing that gets me moving! Also sometimes, I go to bed at night thinking about that morning cup lol.

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      Gemma
      20 May 2022
      11:42am

      I learned about Drink Trade from GOACA and it’s one of my go-to gift subscriptions for people who are hard to shop for. It never disappoints!

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    Stephanie
    19 May 2022
    12:41pm

    1) Weleda Skin Food — barely coming in under the limit, but worth every penny. 2) My Burt’s Bees PopSocket, which opens into a container of lip balm. When the BB balm ran out, I refilled the container with a tinted balm for some color — just smooshed it in. Now I always have lippie on hand even if I don’t have my purse. 3) Similasan eye drops. (Wow, this list. I am a very dried-up person.)

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      Linda Boardman Kerr
      20 May 2022
      9:00am

      I second that ! (Waleda skin food.)

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    Allison
    19 May 2022
    12:47pm

    Keeping with the pasta theme but for people who can’t or don’t want to eat wheat/gluten I highly recommend Jovial brand pasta. Its certified gluten-free which is important for people who have celiac disease (my husband) and it is made with brown rice flour but no gums or starches (IYKYK). The flavor and texture hold up in all my favorite recipes and the brand also makes high-quality bread flour but it’s harder to find.

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      Mouse
      20 May 2022
      7:01am

      Le Veneziane GF Potato Gnocchi is a great pantry staple for GF-ers. There’s a sale right now at Supermarket Italy. Our favorite meal these days is the classic Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe. Simple and divine.
      https://supermarketitaly.com/collections/pasta/products/gluten-free-potato-gnocchi

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      Viajera
      19 May 2022
      2:43pm

      Thanks, I’ll keep a lookout for some! I also recently tried a GF lentil based pasta from TJs, and it was unusually good imo (as GF pastas go). Unfortunately I threw out the package so I’m not sure what it was called.

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    Kay Erikson
    19 May 2022
    12:49pm

    Fresh flowers from the Farmers Market every Sunday to put on my nightstand so I wake up to something beautiful, Neutrogena Make up Wipes (or any Make up wipe if I am being honest) cause I am too lazy to wash my face at night and hate waking up with raccoon eyes, and finally a drawer full of Bonne Maison Socks. I have recently discovered that you are never too old to wear knee-highs (but if that is not your jam, the ankle socks look fabulous with clogs) https://www.bonnemaison.fr/en/

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    karen
    19 May 2022
    12:54pm

    my Magic House Pencils, they’re the length of an old fashion #2 but they’re lead pencils that auto feed! and i love them…sometimes its the little things
    the bistro cloth napkins i picked up cheap that i bring to work, just because i’m back in the office 3 days a week doesn’t mean i can’t up my game (as i eat my frozen meal at my desk)
    the Trader Joe’s Aussie Chocolate Creme Cookies, just the right about of chocolate, not to sweet, IMO they’re like that perfect mix of cookie, cake and candy…

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    Debra Gibson-Welch
    19 May 2022
    1:00pm

    The Everyday Oil available at Catbird. It smells heavenly and I use it everywhere, face, hands, feet and I feel better immediately . I buy 3 at a time so I have enough In different places. Cafe Bustelo coffee, so so good. The Scandinavian salt body wash is the best, I agree!

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      Elle
      20 May 2022
      9:56am

      Love Catbird!!

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    Jennifer
    19 May 2022
    1:17pm

    I quit caffeine in 2019, and Yogi Tea’s organic Purely Peppermint tea has hit the spot for me when I need a pick-me-up during the day. (I tried a lot of peppermint teas and that one is, to me, the best.) Also love using Saipua’s Clary Sage with Dill soap, which smells incredible on the skin and perfumes my bathroom to boot.

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      themis
      19 May 2022
      2:35pm

      I put one peppermint and one licorice tea bag in my ice water bottle before I leave in the morning, and keep topping it off the rest of the day. The licorice isn’t so much noticable but it makes it taste sweetened. It’s so cooling and it’s nice to have perfectly sweet breath all day.

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        Rosemarie
        20 May 2022
        12:32pm

        !! I’m trying this! I love Yogi Egyptian Licorice tea and never thought to do this. Thx!

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    Papersitter
    19 May 2022
    1:37pm

    1 – McVitie’s HobNobs. I buy them from a particular grocery here in Portland that’s out of my way, so they are always a treat not a standard item. And they are substantial enough that one or two satisfies me.
    2 – My local library. I’m fortunate enough to live in an area with a well funded, diverse library and I love reading but hate moving books (25 boxes of books last time we moved) so I always have a stack of new reads at hand.

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      Wendy
      19 May 2022
      1:50pm

      I love Cocofloss delicious mint dental floss ($10). It’s made a big difference in my nightly dental detail. Easier for me to get between those tighter teeth and has some stretch to it. You can get refills for the dispenser and there are discounts for subscriptions and bulk buying.

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    Kate
    19 May 2022
    1:50pm

    I’m newly obsessed with this bra from Gap — “bare natural double knit plunge bra.” It is indeed under $25 with one of their many sales. Underwire but no padding and a soft, stretchy fabric. I might even try it for hiking since serious compression gets uncomfortable after a few hours.

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      Jax
      20 May 2022
      11:54pm

      Re: bras, I’m having such a hard time adjusting back to wire bras (I used to be a loyal Natori bra wearer) for RTO after 2+years of wearing wireless bras. I am a 38D, so need more support! I found a great wireless bra — B Tempted by Wacoal Future Foundation Wireless T-Shirt bra — on sale during lockdown from Bloomingdale’s and just now invested in 2 more. They are generally around $36, but can be found on sale in specific colors for around $25. Highly recommend. In the meantime, can anyone recommend a more comfortable underwire bra for a D cup that I can transition back to?

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    Betsy P
    19 May 2022
    1:54pm

    Bonne Maison socks, Green Mountain ground coffee, Zebra .5 pens, Yasso frozen yogurt bars (always chocolate) and GOACA

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    Bobby
    19 May 2022
    2:01pm

    Profoundly off topic, but begging for some sympathy here. I’m a GOACA in her fifties, and someone at a checkout yesterday asked me if I wanted the senior citizen discount!!! I’ve been in cancer treatment for the last two years (was dx Dec 31 2019) and that isn’t a great beautifier, bit still…. I was wearing a mask, and a hat, maybe they couldn’t see my face?
    It was profoundly depressing.

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      Kate
      19 May 2022
      3:03pm

      I think it’s totally fair to blame the mask! Plus, the cashier is probably used to people getting ticked off if they miss the discount and was being extra careful.

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      Kim France
      19 May 2022
      2:03pm

      This has happened to so many people I know! I know it’s only a matter of time for me.

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      Elisabeth
      19 May 2022
      2:26pm

      This is where it helps to be a cheapskate. When my SO and I were offered a senior rate cell phone plan, I jumped at it and was delighted! No, I’m not delighted to be over 50, but I can practice a little creative denial lol. Sending sympathy!!

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        Bobby
        19 May 2022
        3:47pm

        OK, but were they looking at you when they offered? I thought I was holding up…. OY. I’m heartened that I can still be so vain and shallow even in the face of cancer!

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          Elisabeth
          19 May 2022
          3:52pm

          That’s the spirit lol! (They were definitely, totally looking at me. Eh, I look my age.)

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            Bobby
            19 May 2022
            4:05pm

            Thank you everybody for being so sweet and answering! By the way…. on the other end of something under 25 bucks that cheers you up, after this encounter I ordered an Yves St Laurent scarf online!! (Will probably return)

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              mamacita
              24 May 2022
              2:51pm

              I’m 46, but I work at a high school–I promise the kids couldn’t tell me from you. Everybody over 30 is just “old.”

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    Viajera
    20 May 2022
    3:02pm

    Hey, does anyone know Eloise in real life? I haven’t seen any comments lately. I hope she’s okay. Though, I think she did mention a renovation, so maybe that is what’s up.

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    Francine
    20 May 2022
    9:18pm

    Kind Frozen Ice Cream bars, Lumify eye-whitening drops and Starbucks Venti Blonde coffee every .

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    Dawn
    20 May 2022
    1:51pm

    Mr. Bubble in the white jug — it’s hypoallergenic and unscented, so you can add a spritz of your perfume and have yourself a customized bubble bath. I find it in the baby products section of Wal-Mart.

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    Lesley W
    20 May 2022
    2:03pm

    Oh good, I’m not the only one!

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    Lesley W
    20 May 2022
    2:05pm

    Almost anything from the Merz Apothecary in Chicago. https://www.merzapothecary.com/

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    Mouse
    19 May 2022
    9:54am

    Maldon salt!

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      Kim France
      19 May 2022
      10:09am

      Ah yes! Me too!

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    Ang
    19 May 2022
    10:30am

    I discovered so many wonderful products the last time you did one of these posts, very excited to see what happens this time!

    Kari Gran’s Lip Whip is a lovely, indulgent lip balm that feels luxurious and keeps my lips super-moisturized.

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    cw
    19 May 2022
    11:11am

    I have made it out to the East Coast and while it was consistently 96-98 degrees in Texas (not hot tea weather), here it is 53 (definitely hot tea weather) which means I get to have a cup of my favorite tea: Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice–added benefit is cinnamon (which Bengal Spice includes) is good for your circulation!

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    Debra
    19 May 2022
    11:20am

    Chock full ‘o Nuts Gourmet Roast coffee. Mild but complex flavor for folks who aren’t coffee snobs. $5.98/ 11 ounce can.

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      Christopher Dufty
      25 May 2022
      7:03am

      I see that coffee and make it Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla. The bag is on sale this week at CVS $7.99

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    lizzie
    19 May 2022
    11:27am

    my hair seems to love “head and shoulders green apple shampoo and conditioner, 2 in 1”, chemicals and all! think its under 5 bucks.

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    Dawn
    20 May 2022
    10:22am

    I’ve been trying to eliminate plastic in my home as much as possible and have recently switched to shampoo and conditioner bars by Peach (4 different types–moisturizing, purifying, volumizing, strengthening) and I love them. Not sure it will work for all types of hair, but for my pin straight, thinning hair it’s been great. Oh, and a shout out to Nellie’s Laundry Soda in a cute retro tin!

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    Gleaming the Cube
    19 May 2022
    12:13pm

    I like bath stuff and things that smell nice, and on the inexpensive side, I enjoy Yunohana Onsen Powder (from Jinen Store), Tosaryu Hinoki incense (also from Jinen), and the Target– which is better than Dr Teal’s in this case– Himalayan pink epsom salts. And also Uniball Jetstream pens and peanut M&Ms, by the handful.

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      Elisa
      19 May 2022
      6:03pm

      Jinen? Never heard of it….OMG. A new favorite. Thank you!

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      D.Morgendorffer
      19 May 2022
      3:31pm

      Ooomygosh, definitely noting the onsen powder and the incense for future research.

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    Liz
    19 May 2022
    12:02pm

    You can buy a small bottle of Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue on Amazon for $24.99. It’s their amazing, great smelling hair oil that tames my frizzy hair. Also, Differin Gel saved my skin when I suddenly developed adult acne. I’d also be miserable without Medaglia d’Oro Espresso, which is smooth and chocolatey, and I am seriously addicted to this salted black licorice from Finland: https://www.amazon.com/Boxes-40g-Fazer-Salmiakki-Liquorice/dp/B00VM56XXK/ref=sr_1_10?crid=26OZ3YN0MJCFF&keywords=salted+black+licorice+finland&qid=1652976053&sprefix=salted+black+licorice+finland%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-10

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      kimbersam
      19 May 2022
      1:48pm

      I used to work for a Finnish Tech company and learned the hard way that eating too much black licorice can cause tummy issues. Delish, tho’!

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      Linda Boardman Kerr
      20 May 2022
      9:05am

      I too am addicted to salty liquorice.

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