Adulting is hard. From bills to pay to social obligations you can’t avoid to making something for dinner every.single.night, being the grown up in the room is not always fun or easy. But, alas, you are a grown lady now.
It’s not all bad news. As a grown lady you are perfectly within your rights to buy another pair of boots, because, after all, even a slight change in heel height, shaft length, and toe shape makes this boot completely unlike any you already own. You also can enjoy the singular pleasure of alarming those who make the mistake of underestimating you based on your other grown lady assets and choices. In many ways, being a grown lady is pretty awesome.
No matter what kind of grown up day you’re having, the right tools and products can make your life a whole lot easier. We’ve collected 37 products that can help make the job of adulting as a grown lady a little easier.
If you’re like me, then your closet is full of flopped over boots. All spring and summer my boots sit unworn and wilted. This is no way to store those expensive tall boots! The grown up way to store them is by using a Boot Shaper. This adjustable shaper fits into your boots to keep the shaft’s shape in your closet.
When it comes to makeup application, a clean brush is key. But if you’re the type of grown lady who likes to use a few different shadows, blushes, bronzers, and other powders, that could mean a large and expensive collection of brushes. This handy Brush Color Removal Sponge cleans your dry makeup brush in between colors, so you can use the same brush for all your shadows, and still achieve the look you’re going for.
If you’re like me, any time you go to retrieve your keys, phone, lip balm or anything else from your bag it goes like this: 1) spend some time searching by feel with your hand; 2) open your purse up as far as it goes, sigh with exasperation, and look into the abyss while you continue to feel around with your hand; 3) more sighs as you start to think that you’ve actually lost your keys, phone, or lip balm, because the object you seek is decidedly not in here; 4) suddenly find the thing, in a spot in your purse where you definitely looked several times already.
Stop the madness. Get a Purse Organizer Insert and make your own life so much easier.
Kill your post-lunch breath and your post-lunch fatigue in one fell swoop. With 40mg of caffeine in each little mint, these Caffeinated Mints are perfect in every single way. Your afternoon slump doesn’t stand a chance. Two mints contain as much caffeine as your average cup of brewed coffee. You’re a grown lady now, which means you carry a purse full of daily essentials and a bunch of other stuff. These mints deserve a spot in that purse.
Problem: your necklaces, dangly earrings, and other jewelry become a tangled disaster every time you go anywhere.
Solution you’ve always used: spend 20 minutes swearing and untangling the mess every time you travel.
Much better solution: get a Travel Makeup Jewelry Case. A place for everything, and everything in its place. This is a particularly beautiful idea when it comes to all of your beautiful things.
Prepare to be amazed by how much space the Wonder Hanger Max can save you! The genius contraption works quite simply: hang up all your clothes in the designated slots, you can even double up, then take the second hook off the bar, and, voila! The hangar collapses all your clothes into a neat, tiny parcel! Now picture your closet full of these babies. It’s a beautiful sight.
You’re a grown lady now, which means you can pull off some fun and fabulous makeup looks, like the classic and flattering winged eyeliner look. But, just because you’re an adult and can pull it off, doesn’t mean that you can actually achieve the look. It takes precision and knowhow. Luckily, some genius invented this Eyeliner Stamp which completely takes the need for knowhow out of the equation. You literally just stamp it on. Even I can do that!
Unfortunately, just because you’re a grown lady doesn’t mean your pimple days are behind you. These little adhesive patches deliver a powerful hydrocolloid treatment to your oncoming pimple, drawing out whatever is clogging up the works, and speeding up the healing process. Best of all, the Simple Pimple Patch is nearly invisible once it’s in place, allowing you to cover and protect your pimple while it heals.
Does your daily beauty routine involve disposables like q-tips, cotton balls, and the like? If so, this handy Countertop Trash Can is a great addition to your makeup counter. It’s small enough to be unobtrusive and helps you keep your space tidy. It’s also useful for kitchen scraps, or for your kids’ millions of tiny scraps of paper, sticker backs, and assorted other garbage they seem to produce at alarming rates.
You don’t need a ton of clothes, just a few key pieces that are versatile, fit properly, and will be there for you when the occasion arises. Rid yourself of outdated, unflattering, and ill fitting clothes. For the keepers, store them properly. For pants and trousers, that means S-type Pants Hangers. These will keep your clothes wrinkle free, take up less room, and allow you to see what you have in a single glance. These are also handy for scarves and leggings.
As a grown lady, you have undoubtedly spent a fortune on your undergarments. On just about every single day of my life, my bra is the most expensive item of clothing I’m wearing. While we all carefully pack our expensive fancy clothes if we have an out of town event, we throw our expensive bras into our suitcases with little thought. At best, we stuff them full of socks and undies, hoping they keep their shape. Instead, take care of your investments! This Storage Bag will keep your bras safely packed when you travel.
How much time do women spend digging through the dark abyss of our purses and cosmetic bags? It’s frustrating, time consuming, and, it turns out, unnecessary. At least for cosmetic bags. This Lay-n-Go Cosmetic Bag is your toiletry kit reinvented. It opens all the way up so that brow pencil, eye cream, or concealer has nowhere to hide. No matter where you are, open this cosmetic case and you’ve got a clean, dry surface to work from.
A great tote bag is one of those essentials that every grown woman should own. Whether it’s a weekend away, an in-flight carry on, or a day out where you find yourself carrying drinks, snacks, layers, and more for yourself and others, a roomy, stylish bag is a must. You’re a grown lady. You deserve a great bag.
As a grown lady, you should always have a pen and paper handy. You never know when you’ll have a brilliant idea, or when you’ll remember something that you’re definitely going to forget. The super compact Flip Notes notebook was made to survive the rigors of purse living. The metal case protects the notebook, and the included pen fits in securely, and works as a little latch to keep the case closed tightly.
Stretch the Time Between Salon Visits With This Root Concealer
You’re a grown adult now, which means you likely have some grays. Whether you cover them or celebrate them is up to you, but if you do color your hair, then you know how annoying it is when your roots begin to show. Salons are expensive, and the rest of your color still looks great. Cover your roots and extend the time between visits to your colorist with this root concealer. This color adaptive spray comes in many different colors. It’s also available as a powder and a stick so you can take your pick!
We’ve all been there: you slam on your brakes and your purse, which had been sitting on your passenger seat, goes flying onto the floor. Of course it wasn’t closed properly and the contents have spilled out everywhere. Never lose the contents of your purse again with these handy Headrest Hooks. Of course, the hooks can be used to hang other things – like your groceries, jacket, kid’s bag… It can also be turned around so that you can hang things on the front side of your passenger seat if you mostly drive solo.
If you’ve been seeing compression socks everywhere you look, but haven’t tried them yet, it’s time to give them a whirl. What’s the deal with them, you wonder? Not only does the graduated compression provide relief from swelling and varicose veins, it also promotes circulation and supports your working muscles, giving athletes an extra edge during workouts, and providing much needed support and comfort for people who spend their days on their feet like nurses, chefs, and teachers. They’re also great for frequent fliers!
When it comes to handbags, there are two types of women: those who have one everyday purse that they use until it falls apart and they’re forced to replace it, and those who have a ton of bags and regularly switch them out based on mood, outfit, occasion, planetary alignment. If you fall into the latter category, you need a good purse storage method. Shoving them into a drawer or a shelf isn’t ideal. However, hanging them on this nifty Hanging Closet Organizer for Purses allows you to scan your collection at a glance to pick the perfect bag for the day. This organizer is also great for scarves and pashminas.
What the heck is micellar water anyway? Maybe you’ve seen it around lately on pharmacy shelves and it’s left you wondering what is it, and should you use it? Micellar water is a solution of micelles in water. That didn’t help, did it? Micelles are tiny beads of cleansing oil that are attracted to dirt and makeup. A cotton pad, or a few, soaked in Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water is all you need to remove your makeup and wash your face. No soap or additional cleansers or water necessary.
Perhaps you already have a mesh bag you use for your lingerie in the wash. Great! (If not, you need one.) But this set of Mesh Wash Bags takes protective wash separation to the next level. How about a bag for your baby’s socks? Those tiny things are always getting lost. How about your sports bras, tights, and delicate sweaters and blouses? Anything that snags or tangles in the wash will do better in a bag. You’ll never accidentally throw something into the dryer that wasn’t meant to go in there if you always put your delicates into a mesh bag.
Just because you don’t necessarily want to wash your hair every day, doesn’t mean you don’t still want to shower every day. But a shower cap, really? If you’re balking at the idea, know that this is not your grandma’s shower cap. It’s not plastic with a tight elastic that will leave a red ring around your forehead. Instead, this Shower Cap is made of mold and mildew resistant lined nylon, and it’s machine washable. The oversized design accommodates even the longest and thickest hair, and the edge fits securely around your head, making sure your hair stays well and truly dry.
If you are the type of grown lady who wears makeup, especially any kind of liquid makeup, then a good beauty blender is a must. One of these sponges, dampened with water, will give you a flawless finish to your foundation or BB cream application. Use a dry sponge for any powder applications, or to help remove or blend in any areas where there’s a bit too much. This Makeup Sponge Set comes with 5 sponges. With proper care, and normal daily use, a sponge can last you a few weeks. So this affordable set can give you months of flawless makeup applications!
Biotin has long been hailed as a key to healthier hair, skin, and nails. This supplement comes as an easy to swallow soft gel – no horse pills here – and delivers 5,000mcg of Biotin. With nearly 9,000 4 and 5 star reviews, this supplement is a hit with those seeking stronger, thicker hair. The customer reviews and photos truly speak for themselves.
As with any supplement, it’s best to check in with your health care provider before starting.
If you don’t already have a portable phone charger, it’s really time to get one. There is no reason anyone should have to suffer a dead phone battery these days. This compact charger won’t clog up or weigh down your daily bag, and can provide you with an 80-100% charge when you need it. You’re a grown adult now. You have no excuse to have a dead battery.
Ah, shoes! Like many other grown ladies, I love shoes but they don’t always love me back. What if there was a magical barrier between your tender feet and those beautiful shoes that hate them? There can be! Apply a quick coating of PreHeels Blister Prevention Spray and let it dry before you put on your shoes to save your feet from the fallout of those fabulous shoes.
You’re a grown lady, which means that you are probably in a rush and you are always frantically searching for your keys. That’s no way to live. Instead, why not keep your keys in the cutest place ever? Fitted with strong hidden magnets, this Cloud Key Holder will add a touch of whimsy to your day. It can hold multiple sets of keys, or any other metal objects. (For crafters, this would be the cutest place to store your scissors!)
Of all the beverages in the world, tea has the best accessories. As a die hard coffee drinker, I am often envious of tea’s extra little niceties and ceremony. If you ever need a small gift, or want to round out a host gift, look no further than this adorable set of Snail Tea Holders. It’s impossible not to fall for the simplicity and charm of these little guys that sit on the edge of your cup, and unobtrusively hold onto your teabag.
Constantly having to search the floor of your car or by your bedside table to retrieve your fallen charging cable is for amateurs. You’re a grown lady now. Charge like a boss by keeping your cords exactly where you want them. These Cable Clips stick on to any surface and ensure your cords stay put. You can get them in classic black, or in a variety of fun colors.
Sometimes it seems like you can’t win. You shave or wax before a beach trip, only to find that you’ve replaced bikini line hair with bikini line red, itchy bumps. Urg! This Skin Brush promises not only to relieve existing bumps, but also to prevent them. The exfoliating bristles can be used on your most sensitive skin. Grown ladies have found success using this brush on their legs, bikini line, and armpits, and grown men use it on their faces and necks. All the grown people can be smooth and bump free.
If you have sensitive skin, you’ve probably spent a small fortune on different soaps and cleansers, trying to find one that will do the job without causing any flare ups or breakouts. It’s a big ask. This Makeup Removal Towel might be the answer you’ve been searching for. This is not a microfiber towel. It’s made of a fabric called Nanolon®, and it’s basically magic. With just water it will remove all of your makeup, sunscreen, mascara, everything.
If you want to get every last bit of makeup off your brushes, you’re going to need more than just a cleanser. This Brush Cleaning Mat fits into your sink and stays in place thanks to suction cups along the back side. Simply rub your wet brushes on the various bumps and ridges and watch how much more color washes out of them. Keeping your brushes clean helps prevent breakouts and muddy makeup applications, and extends the life of the brushes themselves.
By now, you’ve probably caught onto the fact that we’re into things that collapse. This funnel is no different. Think of all the drawer or shelf space you’ll save!
All you have to do is add some popcorn (and a little bit of oil if desired) and put the popper into the microwave. Within a few minutes, you’ll have a bowl of perfectly popped popcorn to enjoy as you binge Jane the Virgin on Netflix.
You can use it to hold a sponge in your sink, spoons by your stove, or even put it in your bathroom to hold soap or your scrubber. Its versatile design means it can be used in just about any room in your house.
You probably have way more mugs than any one person needs, but they don’t need to take over your entire cupboard. Install a couple of these handy hooks in your cupboard and voila! More mug space!
It fits right over your keyboard to give you some much-needed tabletop space for your sticky notes, coffee mug, and other office accouterments.
They’re filled with activated bamboo charcoal which absorbs whatever nasty odors happen to be around it. Tuck them in your shoes, your closet, your car, or anywhere else that could use a bit of freshening up.
When you put your keyring in the owl’s talons, his eyes open up as he vigilantly guards them. When you take them away, his eyes close. Is that not totally adorable?! It is.
This faux grass pen holder is a perfect way to bring a little life to your desk without having to worry about watering it. It holds all manner of writing utensils and will probably make you smile every time you use it.
Put your vegetables in, run your knife through the slots, and ta-da! Salad! This bowl will make your more excited about salad than you’ve probably ever been before. You can also use it to wash your vegetables. Or fruit!
If you’ve decided to cut plastic straws out of your life (they’re bad for the environment!), don’t worry! You can still enjoy drinking your drinks through a straw. These reusable straws also come with a handy brush to make cleaning them easy as pie.
If your bathroom is short on storage, this handy box can definitely help you out (and keep your counter from getting too cluttered). Each utensil box features four slots for toothbrushes or razors as well as a pocket for toothpaste, soap, or whatever else you have lying around.
There may not be any monsters there, but the mess under your bed is still probably pretty scary. These storage bags have a clear vinyl top so you can easily see what’s inside. Use them to store extra linens or anything else you’d otherwise just kick under there.
Fill these bulbs with water, stick them in your houseplant, and reap the benefits of planning ahead. They’ll automatically drip water into the soil as it dries so you can give yourself a break.