This Is The Smartphone Selfie Light You Never You Knew You Needed

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Whether you’re working toward that influencer life or just love capturing every moment on your iPhone, you know that good lighting is everything. I mean, how else would you catch those candid moments of the bride during an upcoming bach trip? The wrong lighting could literally ruin a photo, and even worse, a memory. Luckily, since everyone’s screen time is embarrassingly long nowadays, it was only a matter of time before advanced and ~tech-savvy~ lighting hit the market for our smartphones. That’s where the Newmowa Clip-On LED Light comes in.

It’s a selfie light that clips right onto your smartphone, and it’s nearly as bright as studio lighting. For a compact gadget, it’s powerful and impressive, and TikTokers agree. For starters, its convenience makes it super appealing. All you have to do is make sure it’s charged up (charger is included) and clip it onto your phone. From there, you can adjust the settings to determine how you want your photos to look.

There’s 10 levels of brightness that you can adjust with buttons set at the top of the light. You can also tweak the lighting mode to be bright white, warm yellow, or a combination of both. Why so many choices? Well, it all depends on your setting for photos. If you’re in a dark room, you have the option to look like you’re not. If there’s warm lighting in a room that you’re not feeling, you can switch it up to look cooler and brighter. The customization is another thing that makes it a clear winner.

Then, comes the affordable price point. When shopping for lighting for a standard camera you can expect to flesh out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars of your hard-earned cash. But, with the Newmowa Clip-On LED Light you won’t burn a hole in your pocket thanks to its $36 price tag.

And you can actually use it for more than just smartphone photos. It can easily clip onto your laptop or monitor to add some lighting on your next Zoom call. This is especially great if you’re doing some virtual interviews or team onboarding where you’d (obvi) want to look your best.

So, if you’re looking to step your selfie or phone photography game up, shop this popular clip-on light to get you started. You can see it in action below, courtesy of some very happy and impressed TikTok creators. You’ll want to add it to your cart ASAP though, it’s sold out more than once already.


The most perfect selfie light #amazonfinds #selfielight #DidYouYawn #founditonamazon #luzparafotos

♬ original sound – Stephanie Cruz


I got one of those Amazon LED phone lights for my birthday! My vacation pictures are about to be LITT📱✨ #amazonfinds #selfielight #phonelight #howto

♬ That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings


Shop It: Newmowa Clip-On LED Smartphone Light, $35.99, Amazon

TikTok Is Obsessed With These $13 Makeup Pads From Amazon

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Beauty products go viral every single day of the week, but are they truly all worth the hype? The easy answer is no, but there are a gems that rise above the noise and and actually deserve all the praise they get. Over the past month, I’ve come across the same product over and over again on my TikTok feed: the Maitys 12-Piece Triangle Powder Puff. While the TikTok queen herself, Alix Earle, has been spotted using them in her ‘Get Ready With Me’ videos, it was this video I saw by creator, @MangoMoniica, that really convinced me to buy them.

In the clip, Monica’s skin is clearly dewy after applying her makeup. To wrap up her look, she dips the makeup pad into some setting powder and dabs it onto the areas with a little bit of shine. The result? An airbrushed-like finish with no excess shine or oil in sight. I was sold.


Finally trying this out.. and omg I wish I bought it sooner❤️ #triangle #powderpuff #loosepowder #undereyes #undereyecircles #undereyebags #undereyetutorial #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #makeuphacks #viralhack #trending #makeup #beauty #beautytoks #makeuptips #makeuplover #hourglasscosmetics #veil #translucentpowder #settingpowder #elfcosmetics #camoconcealer #fyp #mangomoniica #foryou @Amazon @elfyeah @Hourglass Cosmetics

♬ Seen It All – Nike Featuring Chong The Nomad

My skin tends to be on the combination side, with an oilier T-Zone area and chin, but dry cheeks. I’ve found that throughout the day, my skin can look extra shiny—even when I use setting powder. Still, I figured I’d give these small triangular pads a go. On most days, I don’t wear a full face of makeup, but on the days that I do you can expect me to dab on some liquid foundation, concealer, bronzing powder, and cream blush (outside of my brow products and mascara). I waited until I knew that I wanted to wear full glam to put these to the test. Once I wrapped up my face makeup, I dipped this little guy into some Laura Mercier setting powder, and pat it under my eyes, across my forehead, and on my chin.

This pad really allows the setting powder to seep into your skin a lot deeper than it would if you were just using a brush. So, naturally, there was an excessive amount of powder on my face that I had to brush off. After I took a fluffy brush to dust it off, I was stunned. It looked like I had a filter on my face IRL. FaceTune? Don’t know her anymore.

And these aren’t some super fancy makeup sponges either. A set of 12 triangular pads will only cost you around $12, so it’s like you’re only spending a dollar on each. Since they’re available on Amazon, you can get them in just two days with Prime Shipping if you’re just dying to try them already. While I have the black ones, they come in a bunch of different colors like magenta, lilac, baby blue, or a mix. And, for those of you really feeling them once you’ve tried them out, you can stock up on much different sizes, too. They even have some smaller ones for the teeny corners near your eyes and lips!

All in all, I love a good TikTok find and these makeup applicators certainly didn’t disappoint. With some TLC you can make them last a while too, since Amazon doesn’t have these available for auto-subscribing—at least not yet.


Shop It: Maitys 12-Piece Triangle Powder Puff, $11.59, Amazon

WTF Is A No-Bones Day, And Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Well, internet. Congratulations. You’ve done it again. You’ve taken something that we all loved and you’ve crushed it in your cold, clammy hands. No, I’m not referring to Y2k fashion or even just like, the general concept of privacy: I am talking about “no-bones day.” 

For those of you who may be living under a rock (or at the very least have a TikTok algorithm niche enough to shelter you from the zeitgeist), a “no-bones” day is when a 13-year-old pug named Noodle is awoken by his owner, Jonathan Graziano, and shows no signs of having a single bone in his body. Graziano picks Noodle up and sees if he can stand on his own—if he can’t, it’s a “no-bones” day; if he stands, it’s a bones day. Noodle’s loyal followers have started looking to the state of the pug’s bones as a report for how their day will go, and obviously, a bones day is the ideal outcome. A no-bones day, however, is rough news. In an interview with The Washington Post, Graziano explained, “A no-bones day is not a bad day. It’s not that you can’t accomplish things, but you need to make sure to take care of yourself. That’s what Noodle does.” 

Now, before you come for me (I’m assuming Noodle stans are as deservedly as ferocious as even Swifties or Directioners), I would just like to note that I’m not here to bash Noodle. I’m simply pointing out that our collective reaction to the concept of no-bones day is exactly why we can’t have nice things. I’ve already heard “must be a no-bones day” mustered up as an excuse for technical difficulty on a Zoom call, and though I welcome any break from “Is Mercury in retrograde or something?” comments, I do worry for Noodle. I don’t want us to get sick of him, and he’s already flying dangerously close to the sun. Just a few days ago, John Bel Edwards, the Governor of Louisiana, co-opted “bones day” in an attempt to inspire residents to get vaccinated. Do you know what comes after that? If your answer was Fashion Nova referencing Noodle the pug in a promotional email subject line, you were correct. 

A message for Louisiana on a Bones Day 🦴 #lagov

— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) October 20, 2021

Unfortunately, the internet is full of people who spend most of their time working insufferable jobs, and love nothing more than a silly, snappy little quote to sum up how miserable they feel throughout the work week. Once they get their hands on a new one to throw around, it’s game over. It will be part of the vernacular until the day robots take over, rendering a human workforce obsolete. And it’s not just that people will be saying “sorry, I can’t, it’s a no-bones day!” until the end of time, it’s that we’re about to have people try to sell us all things that rip the concept off in any way imaginable. I’m sure as you’re reading this, some Etsy shop owner is already breaking their back trying to hand letter mugs with the phrase “It’s a no-bones day. I need coffee.” Femfetti already has a crew neck. Eventually, Rae Dunn will catch wind of it, and the shelves of every HomeGoods across the nation will be full of little desktop signs that allow you to indicate if it’s a bones day or not. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Noodle the pug graces our screens in at least one TV advertisement come Super Bowl Sunday. He just has that relatable, commercial quality that makes ad executives go absolutely nuts, like Mindy Kaling, Ryan Reynolds, and the guys from Queer Eye

If you think I’m being dramatic, just think about how you felt the first time you saw a tweet noting that “the first five days after the weekend are always the hardest.” It was pretty funny, right? And now, it’s just an eyeroll-inducing phrase that’s plastered all over candles, notebooks, and T-shirts. The human brain is clearly incapable of seeing something humorous, thinking “haha, nice,” and moving on. 

In the spirit of saving the sanctity of Noodle, I vote we follow Twitter legend Dionne Warwick’s lead and “let the dog rest,” as she requested in an October 20 tweet. He deserves better than the overworked “HUMP DAYYY” Geico commercials treatment. Please, continue to excitedly search for Noodle’s bones report each morning, if it truly brings you joy. But please stop dragging this elderly dog into your attempt to be quirky while joking about your own unproductivity! Here are a few phrases that have already been beaten to death that you can use whenever you’d like.  

Images: @jongraz / TikTok; LouisianaGov / Twitter