6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these


Formula X The Prescription


This kit keeps everything you need for a DIY mani in one place yet rivals the size of a credit card. Base coat, sheer pink polish, shiny top coat, and cuticle oil—the gang's all here.

To buy: $19.50, sephora.com.

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Matrix Stylelink Volume Booster


Streamline your hair routine by customizing your dream styler instead of layering on products. Simply add a drop or two of this booster to your serum, mousse, or gel to give it flat-hair-fighting power.

To buy: $20, ulta.com.

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​Chef'n Sweet Sheet Mat


With just one silicone tray, you can do it all: Bake the cookies, cool them, and serve them.

To buy: $40, amazon.com.

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Coloud Sport Earbuds


No more jostling while jogging—these adjustable ear loops will stay put. And the tangle-free reflective cable keeps you visible during still-dark-out runs.

To buy: $30, coloud.com.

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Lusomé Climate-Control Pajamas


Hot flashes and night sweats are forces to be reckoned with. This cute set blends cool-to-the-touch fibers with moisture-wicking technology.

To buy: From $48, lusome.com.

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Good Mornings


Start the new year with a good night's sleep. This app wakes you up during your lightest phase of sleep (within a 30-minute window you set) to stir you gently. It also tracks your movements during the night to provide a daily summary of your sleep patterns.

To buy: $2, itunes.com.

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