The Style List: 29 “life-changing” inventions Caitlin Moran couldn’t live without

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Caitlin says: “Here I present to you the 29 things invented over the past 24 years that have greatly improved my life.”

We’ve saved you the stress of heading to the shops – simply click on an item in the gallery below, and shop the full list from the comfort of your computer.

  • SKIN UP

    Say hello to an ex-adult acne sufferer, thanks to Dr Dennis Gross’ genius exfoliating pads.

    £18 for five, spacenk.com

  • BIG MAC

    Write anywhere! The park! The beach! Waiting to post bail at Willesden Police Station, 1997!

    £1,069, johnlewis.com     

  • MOO-FREE

    HOW CAN OATS BE EVEN CREAMIER THAN ACTUAL CREAM? THANK YOU SCIENCE.

    £1.80, sainsburys.co.uk

  • GREEN TEETH

    Normal floss doesn’t biodegrade. This does, and comes in a refillable glass jar.

    £4.90, georganics.com     

  • OUTFIT ENABLERS

    Layer under anything to keep wearing your summer dresses/ blouses in winter.

    £12.90, uniqlo.com

  • SOUND ADVICE

    I give these to everyone: tiny company invents best bargain headphones in the world. THE BASS.

    £49, flareaudio.com

  • TASH BE GONE

    90s: many hair-removal- cream face-burns. 2019: cute electric tash-zapper. Be Mercury no more.

    £12.99, philips.co.uk 

  • TURF WARS

    Dog urine trashing your lawn? Plant micro clover: urine-proof, insect-friendly and lush.

    £17.99, amazon.co.uk

  • CAMEL-FREE

    All other jeans have given me camel-toe visible from Canada. These forgive around the mons.

    £95, whistles.com

  • MINI MARVEL

    In 1995 we had an A-Z, 10p for the phonebox, a Sony Discman and 20 CDs. This is better.

    from £499, apple.com/uk

  • D-LITE

    If you live in the UK and use an SPF, there’s no WAY you’re not vitamin D deficient. EAT THESE.

    £9.26, uk.iherb.com     

  • LIFE IS A FLOWER

    The only perfume people have run down the street to ask, “What is that?” Deepest summer neroli.

    £110, libertylondon.com

  • MELLOW YELLOW

    Turmeric a) boosts skin b) supports the gut c) stains like a bitch. But is d) delicious in a latte.

    £4.95, shop.lucybee.com

  • SPOT CHECK

    Dab on impending acne and this RAINS DOWN FURY UNTIL THE SPOT DIES.

    £43.50, dermalogica.co.uk

  • ECO CHUM

    It’s dog food made of insects (more eco-friendly meat!) and dogs are too stupid to notice.

    £13.99, yorapetfoods.com

  • SOCKS APPEAL

    The only – and I mean only – sock that will stay on a baby’s fat, sausage-like leg.

    £2, gap.co.uk

  • TIGHTEN UP

    Like watching Lorraine Kelly, you just don’t have to worry about anything with these tights.

    £6, marksandspencer.com     

  • HOT SHOT

    The HPV vaccine protects against cervical, anal, vaginal and vulval cancer. THANK YOU AGAIN, SCIENCE

    free, nhs.uk

  • ACE FACE

    I mean, I just have Gross all over me. The film of my life would be a Gross-out movie.

    £46, selfridges.com

  • BLOODY AMAZING

    Hey Girls donates a pack of pads or tampons to women in need for every one you buy.

    from £2.85, heygirls.co.uk     

  • BASE-O-MATIC

    Chanel Vitalumière Aqua makes the acne-prone-yet-ageing woman look lit as if by God.

    £37, feelunique.com

  • SLASH’N’BURN

    For those with an achilles urethra: finally, a cure. No more crying in the bath at 2am.

    £8.99, amazon.co.uk

  • T PARTY

    Dream T: upper arm coverage! Collarbone revealage! Lycra for slight tit-cling!

    £6.50, marksandspencer.com

  • EYE KNOW

    This will not shift, smudge or die. You can legit apply Monday, still be reaping on Wednesday.

    £17, maccosmetics.co.uk

  • KING OF GIFTS

    So expensive you are literally burning money, but compared to a cocaine habit, so benign.

    £53, diptyqueparis.com

  • TABOO SHOE

    Fuck you if you don’t love Crocs. It’s a comfy clog you can put in the dishwasher. Result.

    £32.99, crocs.co.uk

  • QUEEN KNICKERS

    Found control for major tum. Eliminates chub-rub! The most comfortable your arse has ever been.

    £9.90, uniqlo.com

  • WHALE MERCY

    Carry a metal straw with you; contemplate the guts of baleen whales guilt-free.

    £7.95, thekitchengiftco.com

  • SURE, SO SURE

    Mum’s Roll-On was better to masturbate with but this 21st century stick is the supremo whiff-slayer.

    £4.99, boots.com

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