6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Get headaches or flushed skin when you drink wine? Swirl this wand in a glass of red or white to absorb histamines and sulfites that cause side effects. Works with beer too.
To buy: $10 for 3; bedbathandbeyond.com.
A creamy cover-up that hides dark circles but doesn't settle into fine lines? Ding ding ding! The formula comes in 17 shades and is sweat-resistant, so it won't run on a hot day.
To buy: $19.50; sephora.com.
This canvas kids' bag has ample space for snacks and games and can be carried as a tote or a backpack. It even expands into a back-seat organizer. Comes in a variety of prints.
To buy: $45; therolliepollie.com.
These colorful, 100 percent recyclable memos use static electricity instead of glue to stay in place. Plus, they're double-sided: One surface is for dry-erase markers, and the other is for pen.
To buy: $10 for a 5-pack of 4-by-4-in. pads; thegrommet.com.
If you love winged liner but don't have the time or patience to fuss, ace the look with this clever tool. Dip the tip (there's one for each eye) into liquid liner, then stamp it at the corner of your eye. Done!
To buy: $25; thevampstamp.com.
Pixinote transforms your cell phone photos into high-quality snail-mail cards in just minutes. Simply download the app, pick an image from your phone, and write up to three lines of accompanying text. Your personalized card, sent in an airmail-themed envelope, will show up in your loved one's mailbox in just three to five days.
To buy: from $3; pixinote.com.