May 20, 2023
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These products have lots of bang for their buck.
A pack of ethylene gas-absorbing produce bags to keep your fruits, veggies, and lettuce fresher for up to 10 TIMES longer. Strawberries are expensive, folks — now you can actually finish the whole container.
A Maybelline metallic highlighter for adding a warm glow to your face with soft powder infused with reflective pigments you can apply sparingly or intensely.
A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.
It clings to tile, meaning it'll STAY PUT, killing mold & mildew and keeping it from reappearing later down the road.
Promising review: "Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product." —thekuan
Get it from Amazon for $14.99.
They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger **full black-out** edition!
Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in sharpie, etc, but true to the name of these products if you're looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer
Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $1.49.
Promising review: "Wow!!! Best slides I’ve ever had. I have designer slides and these surpass. True to size.They are super light but sturdy to walk, even on grass and on uneven side walk. Used them to walk my dogs and don’t get my feet dirty because of the wedge height. I’ve put them to the test and I’m Ordering in more colors and a back up pair. They are also stylish so they look cute to wear out. Ordered the orange which is like a camel color. Highly recommend!!!" —Krizia
Promising review: "Best Amazon purchase I’ve made! I have spondylilothesis and spinal stenosis, so I get horrible back, leg and foot pains. This literally helps relieve my pain while I’m working standing on my feet. They are super cute I get tons of compliments on them and they are breathable, lightweight and easy to keep clean. Perfect for Hawaii weather! 💁🏽♀️ There are other brands that look like this but don’t be fooled THIS is the brand that is the most comfortable I have other brands and they don’t cut it!" —Chelsea Proenza
Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in women's sizes 5-12 and 21 colors).
A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!
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 the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.64.
AND it's cruelty-free and the bottle is made from recycled plastic. I use this on my brushes and beauty blenders and it just *really* works.
Promising review: "This is the best brush shampoo I've ever used. I've used brush shampoos from high-end/luxury lines, too, and they did not work as well as this. First and most importantly for me, there is no scent! I absolutely hate when companies put heavy perfume in products that end up touching or going near the face. When washing brushes with shampoo that is heavily perfumed, that just ends up irritating my sinuses whenever I'm using the brushes to apply makeup. So awful. This is not like that at all, so I can use my makeup brushes without having sinus/allergy trouble. It cleans extremely well! No more going over and over again like with using other makeup brush shampoos. A little goes a long way, too, so it is extremely economical. The value is awesome. I highly recommend this brush shampoo and will continue purchasing it." —L.L.
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four styles).
Just add on a little bit of the concentrated cleaner and water to the included brush and scrub away — the blend of saddle soap, oils, and conditioners will gently banish dirt, grime, and even grease and grass stains.
Promising review: "It works great! I was a little unclear on what exactly I could use this shoe cleaner on when I ordered it, but I trusted the reviews and went for it. Turns out, this shoe cleaner works on just about anything. I cleaned up all my daughter's outgrown shoes to get them ready for consignment, and this stuff cleaned the whole lot! It worked on everything from Crocs and jellies to Uggs and Birkenstocks. I still can't figure out how something so powerful when cleaning canvas and rubber could somehow melt into suede and leather without leaving a trace. They should call it Pink Mystery Shoe Cleaner, if you ask me. I still have 95% of the bottle left, by the way. I definitely think I got my money's worth! Nice that they threw in the brush, too." —Beth C.
Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in two sizes).
Just twist the bottom, and paint onto your teeth. Each pen has 20 uses, and you can see how much you've used through the handy transparent tube!
Promising review: "I have used so many products before and this is the best so far! I even got a whitening kit from my dentist which is supposed to be very effective but it only burned my gums and the whitening wasn’t as fast as this product. I bought this just because it was not expensive and had good reviews but didn’t have any hopes it would work because it was a lot more affordable than the Dr’s kit that cost me hundreds of dollars. It is very easy to use. It actually works even after first application. It doesn’t burn gums. It doesn’t make your teeth sensitive." —Melinda
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.95.
On a family trip to Rome in 2019, my dad brought new shoes (???? terrible idea!!) and got really bad blisters. Luckily his Virgo daughter had these bbs along and enabled him to walk in much more comfort until they healed.
Promising review: "Great bandages! These are easy to use and so soft. They stayed on during a shower which impressed me as well. They are the perfect size and so comfortable. I also appreciated the fact that they didn't come off in my shoe which is always a problem for me! Love the little case for them which I can easily throw in my purse. Great blister bandages!" —CTSmith
Get a pack of 12 (three different sizes) from Amazon for $13.99+ (also available in packs of just one size/shape for heel, spot, or toe).
Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte ($23) for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller
Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (also available in a three-pack).
Promising review: "Best purchase i have ever made. Oily skin type ppl definitely need this. Life changing." —Estefania Barros
Promising review: "This... this! I don't know what sort of sorcery this is, but this thing totally works, and it's freaking me out! I tested it by standing outside for a few mins (I live in the south, very humid) and then came back inside and rolled it along my nose. Sucked that oil right up!! I cannot believe I have been wasting money on blotting paper when this was out there (and reusable)! Totally buying some for my sister and friends. If you're on the fence about it, JUST BUY IT!" —Stellar
Get it from Amazon for $12.70. It's now also available in a rose quartz version too!
It works on all floor types, but is *especially* great on carpet. *And* it has a built-in squeegee great for cleaning up spills on hard surfaces.
Promising review: "This is the best broom ever. My parents own multiple and I just bought my first. It wasn't to clean up pet hair but to collect my own hair, as I shed uncontrollably. The hair ball that formed after sweeping my living room carpet would make you think I should be bald. It was gross but glorious. Everyone should own one." —Michelle K. Tulcan
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight styles).
Promising review: "After hours of searching and comparing ice cream scoops I chose this one. I am VERY HAPPY with this purchase. It was delivered exactly on time and we immediately washed it so we could try it out. Wish we would've bought it sooner and saved the lives of our spoons ; -) We tried it on four different ice creams and it was like scooping whipped cream! This scoop is awesome!! Very heavy duty but not too heavy. It has a nice covering that makes it easy to grip especially since I have small hands. Its dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty!!! This is the only scoop you'll ever need to buy!" —Jackie R.
Get it from Amazon for $10.44 (available in three colors).
Several reviewers say they just throw theirs right in the washing machine to clean it! They also make a smaller one designed for the bikini area and a long, narrow back scrubber for hard-to-reach areas.
Promising review: "BEST PURCHASE OF MY LIFE. I’m SO excited about these mitts. I have KP on my arms and legs, so exfoliating is extra important for me. I also tend to need to exfoliate more often than the average person, but I never feel like any scrub or brush does enough. These are PERFECT. I followed all of the instructions and the dead skin was just rolling right off, and it felt so nice! I swear this is the cleanest I’ve felt in my entire life, and after only one use my skin is more glowy and smooth than it’s been in years. I don’t think I can live without these now." —bun
Promising review: "I'll be honest; I thought this would be another thing I saw on Amazon via TikTok that was way overhyped. I have crazy dry skin, and despite using lotions, oils, and gentle body washes, I'm an ashy mess. This thing is incredible. I don't think I've ever been this exfoliated in my life! Not a single flake or scaly patch in sight. 1,000/10." —Ruth Bromberg
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available with one or two mittens).
Promising review: "I used this soap to do dishes, clean clothing and wash up in a lake during a recent hiking trip. Can't say enough good things about it. 2 ounces will last a good amount of trips. Smells great too!" —Spawn
Promising review: "This really does live up to the hype. I was super impressed by how well it lathered up with just a couple of drops, even in cold water. The bottle doesn't take up much room in your pack, and it's even small enough to meet TSA carry-on requirements for liquids. This is a great product that I'll be keeping in my kit for the rest of forever." —JB
Get a 2-ounce bottle from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four sizes).
Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about these sheets. I was waking up at night HOT all the time and thinking it was a physical thing for me personally. I was reading online and stumbled on these and thought 'Hmmm...wonder if my uber-expensive sheets are actually making me hot at night??' I ordered these and I'm sleeping like a baby now. No more night sweats. Ordering some for my son as well. Game changer! High quality and exceptional price." —J. Marshall
Promising review: "I read from other reviews these sheets were soft so I wasn't too surprised when I received them and man are they soft and so comfortable. We have Egyptian cotton sheets that were expensive and I promise we have changed them back out for the comfort of these sheets. The cotton sheets were cold and these were just right. The other thing is my husband has thin skin that any nick he will bleed. Well he has bled on these white sheets and when we washed them (in cold water as instructed) the blood always comes out and never stains. I can't say enough great things about them except to say all three of my adult kids are receiving a set as part of their Christmas!" —Sheree Chrestman
Get a set of queen sheets from Amazon for $34.97 (available in sizes twin–California king, plus sheet sets with deep pockets for taller mattresses and 40 colors and patterns).
Multiple reviewers said they find themselves drinking more water when they have a straw. Get a closer look at it on TikTok.
Promising review: "Can't say enough good things. Sleek design. Love the color. Keeps ice about 24 hours — MUCH longer than my Stanley. Love the cup! Definitely worth the $$. Thinking about getting the 50 oz. too. I have a 32 oz. and one other from Simple Modern and love them all!" —soliver108
Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 16 colors). Also available in a style without the handle!
I loooove this essence for whenever I need an added boost of hydration. It absorbs into the skin beautifully!
Promising review: "This product is everything everyone says it is and more. If I could recommend one product that is the key to glass skin, it would be this. It gives an immediate glow, and makes the skin look so supple and healthy. The texture wasn't off-puting for me, but it is a bit slimy and stringy when you first pump out the product. It absorbs pretty quickly and doesn't leave a sticky residue, and it is unscented. Can't say enough good things about this product and the brand. You need this product in your life!" —Sarah Deeb
Get it from Amazon for $13.29.
Just spray on (don't add water until you rinse!) and wipe. I'm not joking when I say that the first time I used Dawn Powerwash on a lasagna pan, I almost cried. I will never be without it!
Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb! I can't say enough good about this product. I got my stove top as clean as it was when new - the area around the burners had been impossible for me to get clean before. I also cleaned the inside glass window of the oven with minimal effort. Seriously, this stuff is amazing IMO." —Kim M.
Promising review: "I bought this stuff because my sister swears by it. I've seen the commercials and thought, yeah sure... But first off, the fresh scent smells amazing without being overpowering. Secondly, it cleans oily, greasy stuff like a dream! My husband used my stockpot on his grill burner, resulting it in being COVERED in black sooty stuff. And everything it touched also received a healthy dose of soot. I initially tried the normal Dawn dish soap and while it did clean it up, it was smearing it and not easy to clean. I pulled out this stuff, sprayed a bit on the pot. BOOM, it was literally clean. Seriously, awesome stuff." —Laura Pirkle
Get the starter kit (with one reusable spray bottle and one refill) from Amazon for $8.44.
Aaaaand for the fancy pants you are, they come with a wireless charging case and provide up to 14(!!) hours of charge, and four-plus hours of continuous playback. (with the earbuds able to play for four-plus hours with each full charge). Did I mention they're are also sweatproof and waterproof?? With over 160,000 5-star reviews, they are mega popular, too.
Promising review: "I'll admit that I would have overlooked these earbuds had they not been on sale. I mean really, who has heard of Tozo? But, boy am I happy with these things. the sound quality is phenomenal. The trick is to get the proper fit. So, if you are considering getting these, follow the documentation and try all the ear pieces. I had to swap the medium size installed for the large size, included, and when I did the sound just opened up. The lows, mids, and highs all come through. And that's at all volume levels, which I consider the true test of any audio reproduction device. Getting the proper fit means they are also very comfortable to wear for extended periods. I can easily wear these earbuds and outlast the battery before I have to remove them. They are very comfortable. Speaking of the battery, I'm getting somewhere between 3 to 3 and a half hours of battery life, of continuous play, before they have to go back into the charging case. Considering their size, that just blows me away. I just can't say enough about these earbuds. Had I known these earbuds were this good, I would have gladly paid the full price for them. Tozo is a name that will definitely get my attention in the future. Yes, I am that impressed with these earbuds." —The Belenian
Get it from Amazon $25.99 (available in five colors).
It has over 100,000 five-star reviews!
Promising review: "I really can't say enough good things about this thing. We've been fighting the dog hair battle FOREVER. In the past, we had huskies and then American Eskimos. We had vacuums on ever floor of the house and a zillion different gadgets to pick up doggie hair. It was just too much. When we lost our last Eskie, we decided to try a different breed. We now have 2 golden doodles. Greatest dogs ever. They're hypoallergenic and supposedly they don't shed. Pfffft. They do indeed shed. Nothing like our previous dogs, but we still almost daily fur removal duty, especially when winter is over and the weather starts to warm up. When I read the reviews for this thing, my view was that it was probably just one more fur removal device we'd add to our ever growing collection. They all work a little, but all have shortcomings. Either they don't pick up enough fur or unless one is very careful, they can damage fabric. All of this is to say that we have been TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY by the ChomChom! It is truly incredible! It picks up every single bit of fur, is super easy to clean, and we've used it on every type of fabric imaginable. It leaves everything immaculate and pristine. I really can't give it high enough praise. I'm going to purchase another to gift my sister and I'm buying a couple more so we can have one on every floor, with a spare for our vacation house. Worth every penny. You'll be as delighted with it as we've been." —Kate F.
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping writer Emma Lord has to say: "I personally bought this a few months ago and love it! I use an electric toothbrush usually, but I feel like I'm getting a much more satisfying clean from these?? Especially because I tend to get yellow stains between my teeth no matter *how* much I floss, and these bristles seem to actually target that a lot more effectively. I've switched to using this in the morning and the electric one at night and definitely see a difference in that area in particular."
Promising review: "I will always buy this toothbrush. Can't say enough about it. I feel like I flossed after using it. I HIGHLY recommend this toothbrush" —Elli Jacey
Promising review: "This was another one of my TikTok purchases! I was skeptical but my kids hate flossing their teeth so thought this might help in between making them floss. They work amazing! My kids said they could see and feel a different on the first use and I agree! They are definitely with a try! I would suggest not pushing too hard, those tiny bristles really get in there and if you push too hard you nights be sore like I was. It felt like after going to a dental cleaning." —Amy N.
Get it from Amazon for $9.90.
Mouthwatchers is a small business established by Ronald Plotka, DDS, that specializes in antimicrobial toothbrushes designed to get deeper cleans.
Promising review: "I can't say enough about how FABULOUS this product is. Completely blew me away. I did my stove complete in and out. Plus two more glass tops. Fridge inside and out. Like brand-new. Wow." —DEBBIE SCHINKO
Promising review: "I am genuinely stunned by how well this worked in my shower. I have been trying to get rid of these water stains since the day I moved in almost three years ago. They just got worse with time and nothing would hold them off. Then I tried The Pink Stuff and my jaw dropped as I washed it away. You can see in this picture I did a small section and holy moly, it looked like a new door. I usually don’t write reviews but I had to say how stunned I was with this. I haven’t used it on much else yet but with the results from my shower door, I can only imagine how great it’ll be. I give 5 stars!" —Katie Marchbank
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
It has new packaging just FYI if it looks different when you order it!
Promising review: "I’ve been using the same cream for over seven years. Every other cream would break me out, not moisturize my skin enough, or just make me too oily. I got this because I’ve been breaking out and I’ve been trying to find something to calm my skin down. The first night I used this my skin improved!! Redness/bumps reduced, my skin was soft. I have very sensitive, oily, acne prone skin and this did not irritate my face at all. I wake up and my skin is soooo soft. My skin texture has drastically changed in just a week. My makeup applies so smooth and my pores even look better. My new go-to!" —Melody
Get it from Amazon for $15.38.
Promising review: "Absolutely worth it. It’s [wild] how well it works! I hate brushing my hair when it’s wet, but with this brush there’s no tangles, yanking or pulling. Best purchase I've ever made." —Aimee Larrabee
Promising review: "I always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick kinky coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush. And yes, I'm leaving my Denman brush for this one." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).
Promising review: "Does exactly what it says. Rather than getting spackle, waiting for it to dry, sanding it down, and tweaking as needed, this cuts the time/effort down to 1) rub over a place in need of patching 2) wipe off excess. The hardest part is not accidentally getting the product on parts of the wall that don’t need it, but that’s easy to clean up, so it’s not a problem. I used this to patch holes in the wall from a former WiFi router and modem- other than the color difference from the patch to the paint, you’d never know it was patched. Great price, easy to use." —Amanda
Get one from Amazon for $11.89.
Promising review: "This stuff is MAGIC. During the summer months when it's 100 degrees, my eyeshadow and eyeliner would be melted into my eyelid creases halfway thru the day and I was having to constantly fix it. This primer will keep your makeup looking fresh for 24 hours. No eyelid creases ALL day and into the night. Even fell asleep with my makeup on and it was the same in the morning! This has become a permanent staple in my makeup bag." —Katie
Get it from Amazon for $13.99.
Reviewers say it fits a variety of pressure cookers!
Promising review: "We bought a Ninja Foodie and love to use it. However, we were always worried about the amount of steam being released right near our cabinets. Also, when turning the pressure release valve, we worry that we will be too close to the steam. This gadget solves both our issues. It changes the direction of the steam and makes it so your fingers are further away from the steam when you release the pressure. In addition, it’s adorable. The steam comes out of the minion’s eyes. It’s comical and functional. I stumbled across this product accidentally and am extremely happy I did!" —Kim Inman
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two styles: one for Instant Pot Duos and one for Ninja Foodis and Instant Pot Luxes).
Shine in a silicone-free product?! Dreams really do come true. Reviewers with everything from stick straight to 4c curls love this product.
Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? I can't get enough of this! It's my first time trying it, can totally feel the difference in my hair. The smell is good to me, doesn't bother me at all. The ends of my hair don't feel or look strawish and dry like before.🙌I've done soo many diy hair masks and store bought ones but this has been the only thing in all my years of hair struggles that actually does what it says and it delivers. You will not be disappointed. I left it in and massaged for 15 seconds so it worked for me.👍" —DaRkMoOnPopStaR
Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would of thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!! ♥️" —Theressa Hailey
Get it from Amazon for $9.97.
Just snap it together (no tools required), and the cells will expand to fit your drawer size!
Promising review: "Just buy this! It changed my life (I have 2). I had a messy sock drawer where I shoved them in and closed it up, then the next day before work i would have difficulty finding my socks. Also, I was folding the top sock over the lower sock and blowing out my elastic.............NO MORE. This sock helper is GREAT! I roll the socks and can have the cool ones in front." —melissa mansfield
Get it from Amazon for $8.44 (also available in two additional styles).
The prints are also just super cute!
Promising review: "I’ve been searching for a dish sponge alternative for a long time. I bought one of these to try it out. I loved it so much I bought three more!! Excellent quality, flexible, soft but scrubs well with the mesh, keeps a good lather... all in all even better than a regular dish sponge! I’m thrilled! No more plastic trash dish sponges for me!! Thank you!! 💙🌎💚" —Jessica Hames
Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $12 (also available in a three-pack for $28; available in four colors).
Marley's Monsters is a woman-owned shop based in Oregon (and home to the ~original~ Un-Paper Towel) making eco-friendly essentials for everyday use.
Cut off the top of your pineapple, twist the corer into the fruit (kind of like a wine bottle corkscrew), then pull it out. You now have a cored and spiral-cut pineapple in minutes!
Promising review: "OMG! Why did I take so long to get one of these? I would typically spend two or three minutes slicing up a pineapple and I LOVE pineapple so its pretty common for me. Now, I can do it in 30 seconds, and that was the first time not knowing what I was doing or what to expect. I suspect I'll have this down to 10 seconds on the next go round. Love IT! Oh, BTW, it is sturdy and seems like it should last a while." —riverseine
Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in five colors).
It's totally harmless *and* shine-free, so it won't look like anything's on your nails. It's also great to help kids stop sucking on their thumbs.
Promising review: "I've always had trouble biting my nails. I read lots of reviews on different products and decided to go with this one. The product is the most disgusting thing that I have applied on my nails...but it worked wonders. After 30 years, for the first time my nails have grown and I love it. I applied it every day for two straight weeks. I will occasionally apply it if I feel like I'm going to bite them. Highly recommended!!!" —A_Emilio
Get it from Amazon for $15.75.
I timed my morning routine to the nanosecond, and I don't have time to chip away sugar with a pick!
Promising review: "This is the second brown sugar bear I've purchased because they work so well. They are simple to use and very effective. Soak it in water and then place it in your brown sugar container. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It's simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear." —Hannah M.
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.75.
If you don't *already* have a drill, you can also get a cordless drill set with brushes just like the above and drill bits from Amazon for $33.99.
Promising review: "I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I'm planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas." —xxxxx111000
Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in six colors/stiffness levels).
Drill Brush is a small business based in New York. It was started in 2007 by a former electrician with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome who needed a way to clean without causing him harm.
Reviewers with everything from stick-straight to type 4C curls swear by these!
Promising review: "I LOOOOVE these curlers! My hair is super long and it never does anything but awkwardly bend because it’s super poker straight! I have to have curlers in overnight to get any curl to stick and these are super comfortable to sleep in! My curls were amazing!! Finally an adorable spiral curl! What’s even better is the 2nd day they STILL looked beautiful! I cannot rant and rave enough about how Awesome these are!" —Amazon Customer
Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $11.99.
Each set comes with a curling rod, two hair scrunchies, a claw hair clip, and two duckbill hair clips to set it in place. These work best if you roll them with damp hair!
Promising review: "Before purchasing, I’d seen a lot of reviews and tutorials on TikTok showing the results. My hair is thick, coarse, and naturally wavy, so I figured this might be a good alternative to rollers that are time-consuming to put in, difficult to sleep in, and ultimately not worth it. And MAN was I right to be hopeful. Wrap pieces of damp hair around it before bed, the tighter the wrap, the tighter the curl. Easy to sleep in since there’s nothing on the back of your head, and my curls are BOUNCY the next morning. My only complaint is that it doesn’t help give any top-volume, but that's nothing some teasing can’t fix. 10/10. I’ll never go back to a curling iron." —Mariah
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in six colors and patterns).
Promising review: "Best blackout curtains ever for the price. I've shopped all over and these are truly what they are advertised. I didn't think I would need blackouts, but I work nights and sleep till noon and these are absolutely perfect. The color is a rich navy which are difficult to find in store. Trust me when I say, I went everywhere: Lowes, Home Depot & Home Goods, Tuesday morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target. No place had them in this color for this price. I love, love, love, Amazon Prime because I wasn't sure if these were going to work out, but they are above and beyond what I expected." —Josie Holdridge
Get two panels from Amazon for $24.59+ (available in 16 sizes and 45 colors).
Promising review: "My kids tend to take drinks to their rooms and leave them there for days (weeks) until I come across them. When it's something like a smoothie that has been sitting in the reusable bottles is just caked on and very difficult to get clean. I can't just pop them in the dishwasher. One of these tablets with warm water gets them looking like new again. I can't get over how clean these bottles come. We have bottles and jugs of all different sizes since my kids play sports and we are away at tournaments frequently. These are a convenient way to make sure all our containers are clean and ready to go. I would certainly recommend there if your family uses bottles frequently." —NewHopeBuyer
Get three packs of 12 tablets from Amazon for $24.
Just tuck the corners of your flat or fitted sheet into the holes to prevent tangling and twisting aaaand (according to the manufacturer...and backed up by reviewers) improve dry time by 75%!!!!!!!!
Promising review: "Best purchase! You wouldn't think a small product like this could make a difference, but it makes a world of difference! I am amazed and so glad I found these. Gone are the days of wet clothes being wrapped up in sheets, or having to continuously check the dryer to untangle sheets. I will be purchasing more of these for myself and buying some as gifts!" —Becca
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
Wad-Free is a small biz, and their products are made in the USA.
Promising review: "I have been using this daily for about eight months now. I am 60 years old. It reduced the puffiness and bags under my eyes. I am Sicilian and had dark circles. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had precancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That's how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won't be sorry." —Lynda M.
Get it from Amazon for $16.55+ (available in three sizes and in a pack of two).
I personally love the smell of McDonald's in the car, but you do you. Just refill when you've run out — you can buy refills right from their shop!
Promising review: "This is the cutest car fresher and smells amazing! Perfect balance of filling the car but not overwhelming." —indgot
Get it from Amber and Wood Co. on Etsy for $9 (available in various scents).
Amber and Wood Co. is a mom-owned small business making candles and other scented goods with phthalate-free essential oils.
And it's totally biodegradable too. These stain remover is IT. I spilled Thai yellow curry ALL OVER a brand new set of *light blue* Lou & Grey sweats, and this stuff got it out perfectly. I will NEVER not keep this stuff on hand. Just apply, let it sit a while for toucher stains, then simply run as usual in the wash!
Promising review: "This is absolutely the best stain remover I ever used. I had shirts that looked like they had oil stains on them. I tried other stain removers without luck. When I got Puracy I pre treated the stains then put a little more in and washed. The stains were completely gone. I was able to wear the shirts again!!" —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (also available a foaming pump version).
It buffs away scraped-on paint and minor scratches — if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail, you'll need to actually go to your local body shop.
Promising review: "Fast shipping and results! I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scrapped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago, and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap, and I came across to this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes to get my 'after' results. It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Ladies, don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!" —S.R.
Get it from Amazon for $15.97.
Promising review: "This is a great highlighter for its price! I've used Becca's Champagne Pop ($38) in the past, and NO ONE can tell the difference between the two. Its gives a natural looking glow- without the appearance of excess. I use it with both a fan and regular brush. Perfect for both night and day (you'll need to vary the application depending on when you plan to use it, however). Arrived in perfect condition as well." —Ajap Boparai
Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How's a dirty used-up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just like, mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep cleaning, toss-away-after-you're-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like.... How we like to clean." —Juliana
Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $11.98 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $24.19)
Promising review: "The backstory is as to be expected. I tried using the typical toilet brush to clean the ring buildup that had occurred. As with nearly everyone in existence, I had tried quite a few different name-brand toilet bowl cleaners and followed all the instructions. However, they would only remove probably 60-70% of what was built up. The rest I truly tried to put my heart and soul into removing, but the brush just wasn't getting anywhere. LITERALLY within 15 *seconds*, I had already removed nearly every trace of the ring that was there. It was almost eerie to put so little effort into having this take off the remnants that were left behind. It took all of probably two minutes to make sure I got all the spots off. Honestly, the results look like the ring never existed. So, instead of pouring chemicals into your toilet bowl and breathing in traces of bleach (depending on toilet bowl cleaner), this thing can do worlds better at removing the ring entirely. It seems strange to say it, but this is one recommendation that will probably be given to more people than I want to admit. Just... wow..." —Austin S.
Get it from Amazon for $10.79 (also available in packs of two and six).
*one reviewer says it's even BETTER than Olaplex (which is over three times the price!).*
This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool).
Promising reviews: "I've been very careful when lightening my hair, but the straw feeling is sometimes inevitable when bleached. THIS PRODUCT IS MAGIC. I've always gone to my hairdresser when coloring so I've been fortunate to have my hair stay pretty nice but this made a world of a difference. My hair is like silk, or soft butter. So incredibly soft and shiny, I feel like a walking hair commercial. My hair feels so moisturized and healthy, just as soft if not softer than my hair was prior to coloring (been highlighting for five years now). Will be buying more before I run out, I will never stop using this product. FYI my natural color is the dark brown at the roots and my hair looks healthier than a natural blonde IMO :) ADD TO YOUR CART YOU WONT REGRET. After you shampoo, load your hair up and do the rest of your shower, heck have it be a long shower bc you deserve it, and rinse out with lukewarm water." —Meghan Davey
"I have 4c hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it; that wreaked havoc on my hair, leaving it pretty damaged. I was very skeptical about this product because I have never seen anyone with my hair type use it. Boy was I wrong to doubt this product, it left my hair looking and feeling beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone natural or with curly hair." —Therese-Claire
Get it from Amazon for $7.15.
And check out the BuzzFeed Shopping writer's (pictured above) review for her first-hand experience (it's #1 in the post)!
They don't mask odors; they also absorb moisture to prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from forming. You can reuse the bags for up to two years — just pop 'em in the sun for an hour every so often to freshen up.
Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. OK, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!" —Erin
Get one pair from Amazon for $9.95+ (also available for packs of two and three pairs).
Promising review: "I have little to no eyebrows. Penciling them in with something like Brow Wiz ($21) with the tiny tip is pointless and takes forever and I run out in a month or less. This makes it easy and my brows look BOMB!!! I will buy this over and over and over" —Duchess
Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven colors).
Promising review: "I have incredible sparse/almost no eyebrows and for the longest time I've been looking for a true neutral brown brow pen that does not lean red or orange! I've tried several over the years, and they have all oxidized into the ickiest, most unnatural colors on me but Glossier, you DELIVERED!! It is the most perfect neutral brown — I can see this shade working on a lot of different people! It also builds well over my regular brow pencil. I can't thank you enough for creating this product. Receiving my Brow Flick in the mail today has made me so ridiculously happy!" —Thankfulgrows
Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three colors).
You can also get a set of Brow Flick and their cult-face Boy Brow for $30 — you save $4 on the combo!
They're made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours, plus the scents are allergy friendly!
Promising review: "These candles are fantastic! They smell great, and do a great job of eliminating any odors in your house, not only those from pets. They do work best if you burn them for 1-2 hours at a time, but will get rid of the smells of wet dog, fecal smells, urine odors, and I’ve even found them useful for cooking odors. I’ve had 3 candles now (the first arrived shattered, and was replaced; the next three arrived in perfect condition). I highly recommend these candles. I purchased the Vanilla Creme Brûlée scent. I often get headaches from powerful scents, but have never gotten one from these lovely candles!" —Heather
Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three sizes and in various scents).
Check out a BuzzFeed Shopping editor's review for more info.
If you have sensitive skin, leave it on for five minutes, and if you have normal skin, you can leave it on for up to 20! Just mix with water or apple cider vinegar!
Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I’ve struggled with my skin for years now and I’ve tried to many products, but nothing has cleared my skin up like this mask. I used it with apple cider vinegar every day for the first seven days and the results have been incredible! People ask me every day what I’m doing differently because the results have been so noticeable. I even posted about it on social media!" —Andrew
Get it from Amazon for $14.95.
Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for kitchen cleaning rags and tried MANY. This may seem pricey but it’s a great value because it’s so easy to clean at the sink (or sterile with boiling water), unlike cloths, you don’t need a large supply to always have a clean cloth. It’s sturdy like a sponge and absorbs TONS of water and it squeezes almost dry, then dries in no time, even when it’s pouring rain. It’s flexible like a cloth when wet/damp and can clean any surface or tight spot. Great for wiping shower/bathroom fixtures dry. Because it’s so easy to clean with soap and water in the sink or boil to sterilize, there’s no need for a dozen to have a clean sponge/cloth all the time, or to do dirty rag laundry regularly. Great product!!" —Gilbert Agaran
Get them from Amazon for $19 (available in eight colors).
These are made by a small business, btw!
It's filled with a cleansing + polishing solution to rid stones of clouding dirt and oil and ensure every facet shines. Just twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush on!
Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this..*oh my goodness*! After one use of the Diamond Dazzle Stik..my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster: for its beauty, for what it represents...and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. It is an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!" —liltreeclimber
Get it from Amazon for $8.88+ (available in four styles).
Promising review: "I'm beyond happy. As a Licensed Massage Therapist i was looking for something for my own plantar fasciatis in addition something valuable to offer clients. WINNER! I went TO TOWN with this ball on my feet. Talk about satisfaction. I did rub my feet a little raw with the nubs, but that is 100% my doing. I look forward to rolling my feet over the ball a few times a day. It's immensely helpful and is able to pinpoint + target hard to get areas." —Moon Valley Crab
Get it from Amazon for $9.51.
Check out our first-hand review of Bar Keepers Friend original *and* the soft cleansing liquid for more deets and photographic ~evidence~.
Promising review: "I have a tiled walk-in shower that was not tiled properly and holds water in one corner, resulting in hard water and lime build up. I thought I had tried everything, with no success, and I was extremely discouraged. Until I read an article on BuzzFeed about life changing products.. I am SO glad I took a chance on this!! It ate through the gunk in my gross shower corner AND shined my claw foot tub like I have never seen it shine before! I just sprayed my shower down with water, put a small bit of the product on a rag, scrubbed for maybe a minute and watched the build up disappear before my eyes! It is some kind of brilliant magic that I will be using forever. Bar Keepers Friend is now My Best Friend." —Caitlin
Get it from Amazon for $17.50.
Read more about aromatherapy and stress and tension at Johns Hopkins.
Promising review: "Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches & nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT!! I use it daily on my temples & the back of neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at start of headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune disease's that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!!" —DVS
Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
Check out a BuzzFeed Shopping editor's review to learn more about why she loves this!
It's made with a blend of aloe and coconut oil for deeply moisturizing relief that *doesn't* feel greasy. These photos above are four days apart, btw!
Promising review: "Whenever someone I know has a sunburn, I become that super annoying product-pusher friend. I tell everyone about the sun soother! Really, Burt’s Bees should pay me. It rubs into skin like lotion so you don’t feel greasy and can immediately put on clothes after application. A little goes a long way! It smells good without being overpowering (and I’m picky about scents!). Most importantly, it works! I’ve had everything from slight burn to looks-like-a-lobster-feels-like-fire and this sun soother has eliminated the pain/itch and drastically reduced the eventual peel. Even if it does peel later on, it’s minimal compared to what it would be and look like if I had not used this sun soother." —jlgentr3
Get it from Amazon for $13.87.
Promising review: "This set is the best friend of those who hate cleaning bathroom fixtures. Instead of scrubbing and scraping, you can give a few comfortable whisks with one of these brushes and the job is done. The brushes are particularly good at quick-cleaning the back of the faucets where you normally can't see what you are doing. Also good at keeping the silver drain rings shiny. Couldn't be happier with this set. Recommend it highly." —Rodger
Get the set of two tools from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four additional brush styles and sets).
Promising review: "Never give up, like the Little Engine that could. I love my glass top stove, but cleaning it is not as easy as just wiping it down. If you have one, you know how it is when something boils over or spills. This bakes whatever hits the glass and leaves those frustrating scorch marks. No matter how hard I scrubbed, I could never get the film off. I have tried every cleaning product, as well every home remedy suggestion and it never removes the marks. I came across this product on Amazon and after reading the reviews, thought, 'Why not?' Ah, all is good in the world after finding this. I put a quarter-size dot of Cerama Bryte, scrubbed it with a light scratch pad, and rainbows and unicorns came dancing. Ah, so shiny. I think I’ve invested 20+ labor hours trying to clean the stove top, and just gave up. With this product, it took me five minutes. If you have the same issue, get this stuff — it’s incredible. 5 stars+++" —Implied Queens
Get the kit from Amazon for $14.68.
Promising review: "I was somewhat skeptical as to whether or not these would work, but much to my delight, they work very well! The real test were the organic strawberries I bought. They've been in the bag in the refrigerator for eight days now and are still edible. Usually when I buy strawberries, they get mushy and moldy within a day or two. The other veggies I've used these bags for are also doing better than they normally do without the bag. More often than I'd like to admit, we buy a bunch of fruits and veggies and they go bad before we eat them. Thankfully, these bags are extending their edibility, so I'm not having to feed them to the chickens and donkeys. I'm very pleased with my purchase and definitely recommend them." —Dallas Shopper
Get a pack of 30-gallon-size bags from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three sizes).
Real talk: after learning about this, I ordered two (of the previous version, without the handy grip to protect your fingers) and used it on my bathroom sink and shower. HOLY KAMOLE does it work. So gross, so effective.
Promising review: "If you need to get into the deep side of your bathroom sink without removing anything....THIS IS IT! Gross crap came out of my bathroom sink. I have long curly hair and nothing was going to dissolve it. EVER. My sink is running free and I will again promise that I will never do anything with my hair over the sink! This puppy worked so good I am ignoring the fact that there is no way to remove the hair and grime it caught from my drain! Seriously no idea how I could possibly re-use. BUT I will order another 5 times as it does what I need!" —Kelly KH
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.Promising review: Best slides I’ve ever had. super light but sturdyPromising review: breathable, lightweight and easy to keep cleanPromising review:It actually works even after first application.Promising review: I swear this is the cleanest I’ve felt in my entire life, and after only one use my skin is more glowy and smooth than it’s been in years.Promising review:This thing is incredible. I don't think I've ever been this exfoliated in my life! Promising review: Promising review: really does live up to the hypeI'll be keeping in my kit for the rest of forever.Promising review: Promising review: man are they soft and so comfortable. We have Egyptian cotton sheets that were expensive and I promise we have changed them back out for the comfort of these sheets.I can't say enough great things about them except to say all three of my adult kids are receiving a set as part of their Christmas!Promising reviewKeeps ice about 24 hours — MUCH longer than my Stanley.Promising review: If I could recommend one product that is the key to glass skin, it would be this. Just spray on (don't add water until you rinse!) and wipe.Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb! Promising reviewfirst off, the fresh scent smells amazing without being overpoweringit cleans oily, greasy stuff like a dream!are also sweatproof and waterproof?? With over 160,000 5-star reviews, they are mega popular, too.Promising review:But, boy am I happy with these things. the sound quality is phenomenalHad I known these earbuds were this good, I would have gladly paid the full price for them. Promising review:All of this is to say that we have been TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY by the ChomChom! It is truly incredible! It picks up every single bit of fur, is super easy to clean, and we've used it on every type of fabric imaginable.Especially because I tend to get yellow stains between my teeth no matter *how* much I floss, and these bristles seem to actually target that a lot more effectively.Promising review: Promising review: I was skeptical but my kids hate flossing their teeth so thought this might help in between making them floss. They work amazing! Promising review: Promising review:I have been trying to get rid of these water stains since the day I moved inThen I tried The Pink Stuff and my jaw dropped as I washed it away. Promising review:Promising review:Promising review:Promising review:this cuts the time/effort down to 1) rub over a place in need of patching 2) wipe off excess.Promising review: Even fell asleep with my makeup on and it was the same in the morning! Promising review: this has been the only thing in all my years of hair struggles that actually does what it says and it delivers.Promising review:I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this.Promising review:My hair is thick, coarse, and naturally wavy, so I figured this might be a good alternative Wrap pieces of damp hair around it before bed, the tighter the wrap, the tighter the curl. Easy to sleep in since there’s nothing on the back of your head, and my curls are BOUNCY the next morningI’ll never go back to a curling ironPromising review: