Bobbie's Buzz: Hands-free bags and 7 more clever products
It's the little things in life: Those frustrating moments and slight challenges that can add up to a hectic day. Well, don't sweat the small stuff! TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas is here with some smart solutions for the whole family.
A mommy must-have
Lilly Gold's cleverly designed (and cleverly named) Nap-Sac converts from a diaper bag into a cozy bassinet for nap time. It also works as a changing pad and a play mat ($59.99 limited time TODAY offer, originally $124.99, lillygold.com).
"Like breath mints for your clothes," Reviver's dry deodorant swipes aim to quickly remove and neutralize odors found in garments after working out or being in a smoky environment. Added plus: They can even be used on hair (6 pack/$17.99, reviver.com).
A talented tool
Touted as "the Swiss Army Knife of brushes," Becca's The One was designed to eliminate the need for multiple brushes. It can help you contour, cover, and highlight, as well as apply liquid and powder formulas without having to clean in between ($49, sephora.com).
Haute, hands-free bags
Looking for a modern, more stylish alternative to the infamous fanny pack? Sash bags are worn across the body and feature seven small pockets for all your essentials, like ID, money, keys and lipstick. It's perfect for women on-the-go ($49.99 and up, thesashbag.com)!
There's finally a way to keep your earbuds from becoming a tangled mess inside your purse. The Cord Cruncher is an expandable sleeve that can be placed over earphone wires, keeping them knot-free and ready to toss into your bag. Available in six colors, they can even be wrapped around your wrist for a fun pop ($24.99, cordcruncher.com).
The Hi! Magnet Voice recorder is the self-proclaimed "next-generation post-it." With the push of a button, you can quickly record a message for family members, roommates or yourself. It's great for grocery reminders, to-do lists and more ($20.89, firebox.com).
A new kind of charge card
Simple, sleek and smart, Hello Nomad's brand-new charge card is a wallet-sized alternative to USB and iPhone cables. They're easy to stash, so you can power your device anywhere and anytime ($25, hellonomad.com).
The power of style packing list
My own personal packing secret is a ready-to-go, downloadable checklist of things you didn't even know you were about to forget. This is highly recommended for those who tend to save packing until the last minute. Find it on Bobbie.com.