A nail polish remover that’s actually good for your nails, plus seven other beauty buys to save your sanity.

By Heather Muir Maffei
Updated June 03, 2019
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At-home nail polish removal just got dramatically less annoying. Dab this cream onto nails, wait one minute for each layer of polish, base, or top coat, massage with your fingers, and tissue off—no stink or spills. Plus, almond oil leaves nails shiny.

To buy: $15; ulta.com.

sephora.com

2

A solution for tired eyes: caffeine to firm, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, vitamin E to soothe, and a brush-on liquid (in 16 shades) that disguises lines without creasing.

To buy: $35; sephora.com.

target.com

3

These icon-marked face-mask packs—which you don’t have to dip your fingers into!—contain 12 uses each and make skin care simple.

To buy: $10 each; target.com (coming soon).

glossier.com

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This eyeliner sharpener neatly houses pencil shavings, but what sold us was the cleaning stick it comes with. Sharpen the stick to remove residue in the sharpener so you can swap shades without a mess.

To buy: $4; glossier.com.

sephora.com

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Brighten your blonde by applying this ultraviolet primer to wet hair before heat styling or air-drying. Hyaluronic acid strengthens the hair cuticle while edelweiss flower softens strands.

To buy: $37; sephora.com.

macys.com

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With its pop art packaging and refreshing notes of tangerine, matcha tea, and driftwood (yum!), this new twist on the iconic scent will put you in a good mood all summer.

To buy: $64; macys.com.

target.com

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Yep, Nair still exists, and it smells better than ever. The depilatory removes stubble and softens skin. Rub on, wait 10 minutes, and rinse.

To buy: $9; target.com.

artisbrush.com

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No time to give your brushes a bath? Grab a makeup-dissolving wipe from the resealable pouch, massage the bristles, and then run the brush over a tissue to dry.

To buy: $18.50 for 30; artisbrush.com.