55 Products That Should Win A Prize For Actually Doing Their Job

55 Products That Should Win A Prize For Actually Doing Their Job

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1.

A foot file to transform your scaly dragon-like heels into soft soles that’ll be so smooth your partner won’t even recoil if you accidentally touch their leg in bed.


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Promising review: “This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I’ve tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I’ve worn socks to bed for years, because if I don’t the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes! — of rubbing it on my heel, it’s a complete 180. I never would’ve believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs.” —LBK

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. This lil’ gadget will have you singing out “blesssss my souuuuul” like one of The Muses from Hercules.


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Promising review: “OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me.” —Penny Froh

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.


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This spray has a matte formula, meaning it won’t turn your makeup into a greasy or oily mess.

Promising review: “This spray is everything! Like, oh my gosh. I notice the difference if I forget to spray this on. I’ve walked through the humid city of New Orleans in the middle of July and my makeup stayed on from the time I got to work and was mostly still there by the time I got home, which was nine hours later. I can’t rave enough about this, and I’m very picky when it comes to makeup.” —missyj95

Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

4.

A garbage-disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes.


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Look at that foam go!

Promising review: “It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don’t really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true.” —KS

Get it from Amazon for $6.25

5.

A rapid egg cooker that’ll make your breakfast faster than you can say, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”.


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One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelettes? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

Promising review: “If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there…peels come right off 🙂 Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?” —rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $18.11+ (available in five colors).

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A Billie razor subscription can make sure you never find yourself without a razor on the ONE occasion you actually want to wear a sexy dress and show off silky smooth legs.


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Billie is a fantastic subscription service that let’s you choose how often you need your razor refills then delivers them right to your doorstep. I recently tried my first Billie razor and, OMG, my legs have never been smoother. They seriously have a handle style for everyone — including their new “Glow” razor that, you guessed it, glows in the dark! My coworker Rachel Dunkel is also a BIG fan of Billie razors and their other products. Here’s what she had to say:

“For the last five years or so, I haven’t cared that much about shaving. I’d let my legs and pits grow into a (beautiful!) forest, but whenever I craved a nice, smooth shave and picked up a razor from the drugstore, I’d end up disappointed. Even with more expensive razor brands, I’d still be prickly and end up regretting ever shaving in the first place. I have never, ever had that problem with Billie. Ever since trying their razors and shave cream, I’ve actually *wanted* to keep up with shaving. You get a ridiculously smooth result on the first go, even if your hair is super grown out. But most importantly, it STAYS that way for way longer than with other brands. With Billie, it actually feels worth the time and money to shave, something that I could never say about any other razor.”

Check out our full review on the Billie razor subscription here.

Get it from Billie for $9+ (available in six colors).

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Or a Panasonic Cordless Shaver and Epilator that comes with seven attachments (including a foot scrubber and body cleansing brush!) that’ll ensure you’re silky and smooth at all times. Or at least when you wanna be.


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This gadget is super practical since it’ll help you cut down on razor blades in general! No need to toss out any dull razor heads, just charge this baby up and you’ll be ready to go! My mom has been using this product for literally my entire life and it is the number one item she cannot live without. Seriously, just ask her about that time a PTA mom called and my sister said “she can’t come to the phone right now, she’s shaving.”

Promising review: “My wife’s skin is very sensitive. When she used a razor her skin would break out for some reason. Also, ingrown hairs would develop. She was a bit tentative using a device that pulls your hair out. To her surprise the irritation of removing the hair was was minimal, and the results were pleasing. The epilator removed the hair on her legs, and she didn’t have any skin reaction or ingrown hairs.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $118.55.

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A handheld knife sharpener you can use to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.


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Promising review: “I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don’t have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore.” —Rodrigo

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors).

Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

9.

A Makeup Eraser cloth you’ll wonder how you lived this long without after seeing how it magically takes ALL of your makeup off with just a few swipes.


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I have one of these bad boys and they even take off Kylie Lip Kits — a true feat.

Promising review: “YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?” —Nina Aristo

Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

Psst! This won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!

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And a “Mary Jo” Kylie Lip Kit because, IMO, no red lip will stay on longer and stronger than one of these bad boys.


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I personally have Mary Jo and can attest to the fact it’s a PERFECT red lip with an everlasting formula you won’t need to reapply all day.

Promising review: “I went to a wedding, left the hotel at 3 p.m. with lipstick on and in my purse for touchups. I didn’t need to take it out once. Lips looked just as good at the end of the night as they did when I left the hotel. Everyone was so impressed with how clean my wine glass was with my bold red lip! The best part is, going to bed at night, came off easy with a makeup wipe. No red stains or marks at breakfast the next morning” —Mutts B.

Get it from Kylie Cosmetics for $29.

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Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for any “chef” who isn’t super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.


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You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

Promising review: “After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren’t happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don’t have to worry about slicing off our fingers!” —That Author Guy’s Wife

Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).

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Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Throat Spray to boost up your immune system and *hopefully* protect you from getting endless colds this winter.


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This lil’ spritz of immune support is made of only three ingredients: bee propolis extract, non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. Be sure to double check with your physician before introducing any supplements into your diet.

Promising review: “I work with kids, one-on-one. Every time I think one kid acts the least bit sick (cough, runny nose, etc.) I use two squirts of this product in my mouth. I have been using this for several seasons, and it seems to keep me from catching every little cold that comes along. I can’t guarantee this, but so far so good.” —JD

Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

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A detangling Wet Brush featuring bristles that’ll glide through knots with ease, so you won’t have to start your day off with a self-inflicted headache.


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Promising review: “I have incredibly fine hair that’s super thick and frizzy. It’s kind of a nightmare. My hair is prone to monster knots. I came back from summer camp once with a mat in my hair like a dog. Other hair brushes tend to rip my hair out because of the knotty-ness and fine strands. This brush is fantastic. The only thing I don’t like about it is it took me 25 years to find it. I can actually brush my hair with minimal pain and hair loss. It works like a charm and I can brush my hair quicker and more thoroughly than with any other brush I’ve used.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.43+ (available in three styles).

14.

A cleaning pen, so all of your jewels (whether they’re real or not) will be *so* sparkly that everyone will wonder where you got ’em from.


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This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they’ll nearly blind you. I’ve used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

Promising review: “The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new.” —FintanCat

Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

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A bottle of wood polish and conditioner, that’ll have your antiques, cabinets, and tables gleaming like you just had them delivered for the first time.


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Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I’m buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris

Get it from Amazon for $8.48+ (available in 8 oz, 16 oz, and 128 oz)


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Promising review: “I love this apron! I’m a petite 5’3” and get why some similar sized people may feel it’s too big but I love the way it fits. It’s a heavier weight which makes it feel like a lot on my small frame at first but I don’t mind the extra length and feel very protected. Pot holder pockets still work length-wise for me and I have not gotten a stain or ruined my actual clothing since I got this. Maybe I’m a messier cook than most but other thinner, smaller aprons didn’t provide the same protection. It’s a bonus that it fits my tall husband too.” —Caroline F.

Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in one size and five colors).

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A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue on pretending you’re competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


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Promising review: “I expected to be happy, but I’m thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are.” —Artset Outset

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

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A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and’ll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious you won’t have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.


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Promising review: “After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That’s when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar…two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!” —Sneezeloaf

Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

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Love Beauty and Planet’s Delightful Detox collection which includes shampoo, conditioner, and a scrub that’ll leave your scalp feeling fresher than ever — and prove to yourself that you CAN be a responsible human who washes their hair on the reg.


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Formulated without parabens, silicones or dyes, and infused with charcoal, this collection was pretty much designed to help remove build-up from your hair. Get ready for Disney Princess–like locks!

Promising review: “I love this shampoo. It is sulfate-free, 93% naturally derived, cruelty-free, and vegan. I have the full set of this, shampoo, conditioner, and the shampoo scrub. Normally with hair products that are strongly scented my scalp will break out this isn’t the case with these. I use the shampoo scrub once a week instead of the regular shampoo. My hair is so soft and silky I would highly recommend. It does seem that when you are putting it into your hair in the shower that it would dry it out but it doesn’t.” —sama229

Get them from Target: shampoo, conditioner, and shampoo scrub for $6.99 each.


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Promising review: “I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I’ve given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great.The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it’s antimicrobial, so you don’t have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you’d expect.” —Sarita

Get it from Amazon for $4.74+ (available in 12 shades).

Check out our full review of Maybelline Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer here.

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Acne-absorbing cover patches that’ll blend in with any skin tone and are gentle enough for any skin type, so you can go about your day without worrying that it looks like you’re growing a second head on your face.


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Avarelle’s pimple patches are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula, which is said to heal and shrink zits overnight. A single pack comes with 40 patches in a variety of sizes to fit any pimple you’ve got.

Promising review: “I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.” —Caitlyn

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

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A shower curtain complete with pockets you can use to upgrade your bathroom’s storage space without doing something wild like installing a new vanity or cabinets.


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Promising review: “I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past 6 years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your ‘stuff,’ this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like 4–5 of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every 6 months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!” —DAtkins

Get it from Amazon for $15.

Check out our full review of Maytex Mesh Pockets Shower Curtain Liner (#2)!

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A rechargeable lighter, that’ll let you light every candle in your house to create the *perfect* ambiance without concern you’ll run out of lighter fluid.


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I’m obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It’s really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I’ll never have to buy another lighter again.

Promising review: “This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that’s a super minor annoyance. It’s a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don’t know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it’s awesome!” —Jee W

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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A mug warmer, because every day is a little bit brighter when it includes a hot cup of coffee rather than a lukewarm one — especially when it’s below 30 degrees outdoors.


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We’ve all been there — making our coffee or tea only to set it down and forget about until it’s cooled down completely. Thanks to this mug warmer none of us ever have to suffer through another cold cup of caffeine again! It has received over 4K five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know it’s a big freakin’ deal.

Promising review: “I’m a chronic coffee forgetter. I can’t drink it straight from the brewer (too hot for me) so I set my mug down to cool slightly and often get distracted. Of course I then come back to my coffee to find it’s already cold. I’ve currently got the warmer at my office and it’s working great. I can sip my coffee leisurely over the course of an hour and it’s still nice and warm.” —Elle

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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A John Frieda hot brush for anyone who looooves to get pampered with a blow out but can’t actually afford to get one every week.


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Promising review: “I am not a paid person who writes reviews. In fact I usually don’t write them at all. But let me start out by saying holy crap! This is amazing, not only was it so easy and fast… I have a salon blowout that actually looks great…and I never went to the salon! So I can’t so my hair at all ever. The best I do is flat iron or messy bun, mkay? But I’m obsessed. When I go to the salon it looks great for two days and then bam I’m crying, ’cause I can’t get my hair pretty like she did it, and now I hate it and myself. Sound familiar? Well I’m living proof this is amazing and it truly works. I won’t lie I was hesitant because this looks and sound like crap/too good to be true. It’s not!!! Happy buying — I’m buying another for my mom for Xmas how awesome!” —tangi raysor

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

Check out our full review of the John Frieda hot brush for more info!

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A gallon water bottle with motivational time markers to encourage you to stay hydrated before, during, and after your workout.


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Kacey Musgraves even posted about having/loving this exact water bottle! So, you can be both *happy* you’re drinking lots of water and *sad* you always have to pee. Such is life!

Promising review: “I’m in love with this bottle! Why? Because I only need to fill it ONCE and have my hydration requirements are met. The design is trendy, the motivational quotes help me stay on track AND it’s pretty much portable. I’d recommend using the hand bar instead of the little rope thing because a full bottle IS HEAVY! Love it and would recommend it for my fellow water laggers 🙂 Enjoy!” —Anisa

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 3 sizes and 35 styles).

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A magical hair catcher that’ll save your relationship and keep your shower looking cleaner than ever.


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Promising review: “No seriously — this is amazing. I have long hair and recently had a baby. It’s a wonder I still have any hair based on the clumps I see falling out on a regular basis. This means the poor tub drain is getting clogged all the time, and we’re spending ridiculous amounts of time trying to clear it out. I figured if this even worked to catch half of my hair then it would be worth its salt. Holy moly. When they say it catches every hair they aren’t kidding. We clean it off about twice A WEEK! And when they say it’s easy to clean, they are right again. A swipe with toilet paper and the hair blob comes right off. I’ve already told so many people about this product because I love it so much. Fantastic!!!” —sasamo

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

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A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that’s surely lurking around.


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I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil’ button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it’s inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

Promising review: “Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter’s and husband’s phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product.” —Ginger

Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in nine colors).

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An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you’ll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.


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The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize… and oh, it makes cakes too. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in my BuzzFeed coworker’s review.

Promising Review: “Perfect addition to the Instant Pot family. This little pot does the same incredible job as its bigger brother and sisters. Great for making the side dishes or smaller main dishes. If you haven’t gotten on board the Instant Pot train, do not hesitate! This mini pot even makes yogurt. The benefits to pressure cooking are numerous, using the Instant Pot makes it incredibly easy. Can you tell I’m completely smitten with this little appliance?! It proudly sits on my counter and is used nearly every single day.” —Prairie Princess

Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in three sizes).

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A FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush for every skin type — an excellent treat for anyone who is always on the hunt for the next addition to their skincare routine (ahem, YOU).


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My fellow BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer loves this thing. Here’s what she had to say:

“The acne scars on my cheeks from a series of breakouts are fading fast, and I get new acne very rarely — they’re more like a pimple here and there occasionally when I have to fly somewhere (curse you, dry airplanes) or get stressed or…. who even knows why my skin freaks out sometimes. Never thought I’d ever put a no-makeup selfie on the internet, but that’s how much I love this thing.”

Get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in six colors).

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An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so you’ll never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.


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Do your boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe you just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of your dreams. It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I own one myself and love how it encourages me to brush thoroughly.

Promising review: “I truly love this toothbrush, feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it.” —Maria S.

Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in eight colors and a variety of subscription plans).

Check out our full review of the Quip here.

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Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealer you’ve likely been eyeing for months now and will be so excited to finally learn what the hype is about. Let me tell you — it’ll live up to it.


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Promising review: “Best concealer till time!! Just love the consistency. Can be worn without powder to give a more dewy look! Love the travel size. Medium to high coverage! Would definitely recommend!” —Mehwish K.

Get it from Tarte for $10 (available in 30 shades).

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A grout cleaner you can use to keep your tub and shower squeaky clean and as inviting as a five-star spa.


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Promising review: “We recently bought an old house that had last been renovated in 2006. In that time the shower did not get much cleaning and had some mold growth, especially around the seals. We tried using bleach and other mold remover products with partial success. After one application of this one, the mold was gone.” —Darryl Campbell

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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A Theragun, ideal if stress and your workouts wear your body out and you’d likely benefit from an at-home solution to soothe your tired muscles.


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I have one of these bad boys and it has honestly been a game changer. When I posted on my Instagram that I had received one, the responses I got were WILD. People are PASSIONATE about this gadget and now I understand why. I’ve used it on the arches of my feet and have way less pain than ever before. The nozzle at the end contracts at a high speed (think, a tiny punching machine) that surprisingly doesn’t hurt but leaves your body buzzing in a good way.

Don’t be intimidated by its appearance. It’s simple to use and extremely effective. It feels similar to managing a hand mixer — weird, but true. In my opinion, it’s worth the money and it actually does work.

Get it from Theragun for $249.

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A sound machine/night light for the parent who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade — they need ALL the support they can get.


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TBH, as an adult without kids I would still thoroughly enjoy waking up with this soothing lil’ gadget.

Promising review: “I have now had the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light for about six months. We started using it when we decided to sleep train our toddler. It works perfectly and is really easy to use and set up. I really like the app; I was easily able to customize everything for when he sleeps, wakes, and his nap time. For his night light, I used a soft amber color and in the morning I have it switch to green when he should be waking up. I think he is just now starting to grasp the concept of the colors, but I can see it being a lot more helpful in the near future. I saw some reviews stating that the white noise was louder than they had wanted it to be, but I did not find that to be the case with me. You can easily control the volume of the sound and the brightness of the light with multiple colors.” —Pete

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (also available for purchase with a variety of decorative covers).


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Promising review: “Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped in a tablet, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially, I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothing, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets! Here’s to better tasting (and way less gross) coffee!” —BranchingOut

Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12 or 36).

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Cable clips to attach to your many charging wires to finally form a manageable system that won’t have you fumbling to untangle cords every time you want to charge your phone.


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Promising review: “It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!” —Nelis Perez

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.


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After reading about how necessary it is to actually clean your makeup brushes (I know, I KNOW, I should’ve been doing this for years) I was super grossed out and motivated to order the right supplies to do the job. I’ve heard good things about Ecotools makeup brush cleansing shampoo so I figured I’d start there. The Amazon listing also suggested buying a silicone makeup brush cleaning pad to go with it so I figured… why not? Well, now I’m patting myself on the back because ordering these two items was a GAME CHANGER!

I could not believe how much residue came off my brushes in just one cleaning. You only need to use a little dab of the shampoo, so one bottle will definitely last a long time. The silicone pad made it super easy to thoroughly lather the brushes without leaving my bathroom sink in shambles. I also loved how each section was labeled with which brush should be cleaned in each area. My brushes look brand new! Don’t hesitate like I did — buy both the shampoo and the mat ASAP.

Get it from Amazon for $4.79+ (available in a pack of two or as cleansing cloths).

39.

A Grip Strip made of a non-toxic and hypoallergenic material you’ll want to tell everyone about — no more watching your phone fly through the air with each sharp turn you make.


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Promising review: “Sounds too good to be true but it really works! My car is a cess pit so the strip gets dusty quickly but a quick wipe makes it good as new!” —Firebox Customer

Get it from Firebox for $9.99+ (available in packs of three and three colors).

40.

A 64-piece IFixit kit for when your most-used gadget gives out and you’d rather try to repair it yourself than buy a new one.


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My husband is admittedly a “gadget guy” and has one of these kits for as long as I can remember. He’s a big fan of the brand and loves that every set comes with a lifetime warranty.

Promising review: “Seriously, I have been repairing small electronics for decades now, over 30 dang years, and I will say this is probably the best deal and collection you can get for simple to even complicated repairs. It has a crapload of bits, but essentially everything you will need as opposed to the next larger offering, though I am still considering getting that for my dungeon downstairs. I keep this upstairs literally in the kitchen since a lot of impromptu repairs occur at the dining room table, but I have not been let down. This is top notch/quality material and manufacturing. It not only feels comfortable but is very strong and bits do not let go of screws. It has a great deal of bits too, 64 in fact. It pretty much covers all the phone and laptop screws you will encounter and even has some socket ones too. Nice touch.” —Riboild

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

41.

A running belt that’ll hold your necessities so you can focus on breaking your personal record instead of keeping track of whether you’ve lost your keys.


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Promising review: “Love this belt! It is super comfortable and sturdy. I bought the belt to hold my iPhone 8 Plus and keys while I run. The iPhone 8 Plus is a tight squeeze but fits even in its OtterBox case. I love the hook to snap my keys on so they stay in place and I don’t have to worry about them falling out. I did not even find the need to flip the belt as my phone and keys felt secure and I wanted easier access to my phone. It fits snugly on my hip and the belt did not bounce around on my run even with my heavy phone inside. All in all super happy with this purchase. Worth every penny!” —Elise V. Ryding

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and in nine colors).

42.

A roll-on migraine stick to help nip your pain in the bud before it gets out of hand and ruins a perfectly good day.


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I actually did buy this for my best friend when she was starting to get so stressed out about her daily migraines. It helped immensely!

Promising review: “I can’t give this product enough stars! I have suffered from debilitating chronic migraines for years. Prescription medications, while effective, usually make me extremely tired and result in rebound headaches, so I rarely take them. This oil blend is especially great for the days when I have a migraine, but am unable to stay home and rest. This takes the edge off the pain enough that I am still able to go about my day and do everything I need to do. I also love the way it smells. I sometimes roll it on my wrists just to enjoy the energizing fragrance.” —Lacey V

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Read our full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick here.

43.

A car seat gap filler, so you’ll never have to fret about being late because you dropped your phone into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.


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Promising review: “I have to admit, my expectations weren’t very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don’t know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it’s soft! It’s just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn’t another product that compares to this.” —Tessa Forbes

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.


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This brush was all my mom requested for Mother’s Day this year, so props to her for being ahead of the influencers who have all been talking about this item non-stop! It’s becoming a must-have for anyone who loves a blowout but doesn’t have the patience to go get one or lacks the skills to get it done nicely themselves — seriously it has over 10.8K five-star reviews on Amazon!

Promising review: “This is truly the greatest thing since sliced bread!! I’ve put off buying something like this for years, but finally I gave in with a great deal of trepidation. I shouldn’t have waited so long! I mean it cut my hair drying time in HALF and it’s SO super easy to use. My hair looks so much better than when I round brush it with a regular hair dryer bc the oval shape gives me better angles to use. If I could go back I’d probably save a year of my life using this instead!!! It’s that good. The design of the on-off switch is ingenious, so easy to use. You can use this with one hand! Miracles happen, clearly. You will not regret buying this.” —sewgr8nct

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in four styles).

45.

Or a hair finishing stick in case you’re the kind of person who can’t leave the house until their flyaway baby hairs have been put in their place.


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Promising review: “I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch you’re fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible.” —Adriana

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

46.

A winged eyeliner stamp to help you nail that chic liquid eyeliner look without having to remove the uneven line you drew yourself 10x.


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Promising review: “Let me start by saying this isn’t my first cat eye rodeo. I’ve tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out…but to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye…again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning.” —LadyMeow

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.97


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You can use this product on both front-load and top-load washing machines.

Promising review: “I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a buildup of mold I didn’t even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone.” —Kelli Crawford

Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

48.

Ouai wave spray from Jen Atkin you can quickly spritz all over your hair post-shower for an easy-to-achieve, frizz-free beachy look.


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I have naturally wavy (but frizzy) hair and after trying many products this is where I’ve happily landed. Ouai is the first brand I recommend to my fellow wavy-haired ladies. It’s light, doesn’t leave your locks feeling crunchy, doesn’t have an overpowering smell, and keeps hair looking fresh. My only complaint is it doesn’t come in a massive-sized bottle!

Get it from Sephora for $26+ (available in two sizes).

49.

A squatty potty to help *move things along* for anyone who typically takes forever in the bathroom.


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Promising review: “I cannot recommend this enough. This little shelf has changed my life. I’ve been having bowel issues since my teenage years — I wish this had come into my life sooner. Every time I step off the toilet now I feel lighter, fresher, and like a new person.” —MsNiters

Get it from Amazon for $24.99, or for a more ~aesthetic~ throne, splurge on the clear one for $79.99.

50.

A Simply Fit Board, so you can twist ‘n’ shout your way into a fitness routine you actually enjoy.


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In my opinion, the hardest part about exercising is finding a workout that you find fun and actually want to spend time doing. Enter: the Simply Fit Board. You can use it to balance during planks, as support for push-ups, or to strengthen your core. You’re gonna love it!

Promising review: “Love this board! I use every day and it is a great workout. It’s transportable, durable, and highly effective! My abs look amazing! You can work cardio, core, upper body and lower body in a great variety of workouts on YouTube designed for the Simply Fit Board — can’t give higher praise for this one!” —Heidi Hogan

Get it from Amazon for $19.88 (available in four colors).

51.

Light dimming LED covers to minimize distracting lil’ lights that may be disrupting your sleep without you even noticing.


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Promising review: “I had bought some cling film to cover my blazingly bright clock radio, and it solved that problem. But cling film won’t stick to the myriad power buttons and lights on all of your electric products, such as the lights on your laptop and mouse, your night light, your power strip, your white noise or CPAP machine. All of those shine BRIGHTLY all night long with the specific intent of keeping you awake. And cling film won’t help. You need something that will adhere to those buttons. The stickers in this ingenious product are perfect. The film is such that you can still see the lit buttons, but they are well muted and will no longer keep you awake. I have some lights that were so bright, I ended up putting two stickers over them and it worked beautifully. And even as low priced as this product is, they generously supply more than enough stickers for most people’s use.” —lvoigt2

Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

If you don’t think these smaller sheets will get the job done, check out these similar, larger ones also on Amazon for $8.29.


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This alarm clock comes with 16 adjustable volume levels so you won’t wake up clutching your heart and double checking that you’re still breathing after being scared half to death.

Promising review: “I’ve never been a ‘morning person’ and alarm clocks have historically been loud and obnoxious options to waking up, so I decided to try this. Now it’s not magic, it hasn’t made me all of a sudden cheerful in the morning but it’s a much more calming alternative. Other than the obvious reasons for trying this kind of clock, this particular one has many awesome settings! It has multiple different levels of lights, along with different colors of lights. It has an alarm function and a clock function. It can also double as a sound machine that you can play soothing sounds at night. When using the alarm function the sunrise comes on 10 minutes before the alarm goes off. You can also plug your phone into it for charging. I love the versatility of this alarm clock and the instructions are. Very easy to follow. You should get it.” —JRRinBoston

Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

53.

A purple toning shampoo you can count on to actually do its job and remove any unwanted brassiness from your light hair in only one to three minutes!


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Promising review: “I’m not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I’m totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can’t recommend it enough!” —Rachael

Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in 100, 350, or 1000 mL).

Check out more about Fanola No Yellow Shampoo for amazing before-and-afters!

54.

A water bottle that’ll double as a foam roller and a way to stay hydrated — it’ll be the 2-for-1 special you didn’t realize you need in your life.


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Promising review: “This is the best water bottle ever! I’ve been looking for a good straw water bottle and this one is perfect. Others sound funny and don’t get a good suction. This one comes with a plastic and stainless straw. I also can’t believe how awesome the quality of the foam roller is and actually use it way more often than I thought I would. Also, love products made by woman!” —ajgreen

Get it from Nordstrom for $49.99 (available in four styles).

55.

And a bottle of Tend Skin Solution you can use to reduce inflammation caused by shaving or ingrown hairs. Buh bye, razor burn.


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Promising review: “I got waxed down there for five years straight and the lady that did it used this stuff afterwards. It work so well I went out and bought some. Ever since then I haven’t had one ingrown hair (in six years). I recommend it highly and I’ll never use anything else. It really is a miracle solution. Now I just keep it in the shower with me and dab a little on after every shave. Highly recommended for any type of skin.” —Tennessee Fresh

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

When you realize all of these products actually work:


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