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    1. A set of fine-tip colored pens great for journaling, taking notes, or even coloring. The possibilities (and the colors) are endless.,

    Promising review: "I don't leave a lot of reviews, but I just had to for these because I'm just so impressed. I am in love with these pens! I bought them for journaling and so far they are wonderful. They aren't bleeding through the paper (though, admittedly, if my paper were thinner they might, I wouldn't recommend these for using in a bible for instance) and they don't explode or leave ink blotches like my other pens were doing. The variety of colors is good and the price is even better! I will almost certainly buy these again." —C. OKeefe

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. Blotting papers specifically made with translucent powder in them, so they not only absorb excess oil on your face, but they also leave a matte finish to get you through the rest of the day.

    The case with the beige blotting papers in it and then the square black sponge next to it with a blotting paper attached to it

    It comes with 25 blotting papers, an applicator sponge with eight adhesives, and a reusable case with a mirror.

    Get them from E.l.f. for $5.

    3. A silicone mask strap extender with three circles you can attach your mask to, allowing you to customize the fit, making it more comfortable for long periods of wear.


    Promising review: "These straps have been ideal for me. I wear a face mask at my job for 8 to 10 hours. Because of the strap, my ears are not irritated, and I can put the mask around my neck and pull it up as needed." —Flo

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight colors and varieties).

    4. A zodiac ring for a dainty yet beautiful addition to your hand you can wear every single day.

    Model's hands with assorted zodiac sign rings in gold in silver on each finger
    Choice By Choi / Etsy

    Choice By Choi is a woman-owned business offering classic styles of jewelry with unique touches from Los Angeles, California since 2017.

    Promising review: "This ring is absolutely stunning! It's simple and elegant. It would be a great personalized gift for someone you care about." —gtoddy1

    Get it from Choice By Choi on Etsy for $16.99 (available in gold and silver in all 12 signs and in ring sizes 6-8).

    5. A flexible sponge-holder designed with a hole in the middle, meaning it can hold either a sponge or a dish brush in the sink.


    Promising review: "This is such a great sponge-holder for the price. I was also stoked that it could bend and fit any sink easily. It looks like it’s made from metal, but it’s actually a flexible plastic material, which is amazing because it won’t ever rust. I would highly recommend buying this!" —Rhea

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in black, red, and white).

    6. A seamless rib bike short you could wear for lounging around and finishing your book — or working out — whatever is more your speed.

    Model wearing the bike shorts in bright yellow while sitting outside
    Free People

    Promising review: "I was looking for comfy biker shorts, but all the ones I was finding were super expensive until I found these. Not only are they super affordable, but they are comfortable, flattering, soft to the touch, and just overall great. I bought two colors and will definitely be purchasing more." —MPsmiley

    Get them from Free People for $20 (available in sizes XS/S and M/L and in 16 colors).

    7. Wool dryer balls, an eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets that works to dry your clothes faster *and* reduce static.

    Reviewer holding two of the white balls in their hand

    Promising review: "I LOVE these dryer balls. I used them to replace my dryer sheets and get rid of all the toxins I was putting all over my clothes. They also decrease the drying time in my dryer and make my clothes so soft and fluffy. If I need extra static help, I just put a safety pin on a ball. I have recommended these to all my friends as well!" —Chrissy

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ that's a three-in-one product to moisturize, protect, and prime your skin, leaving it feeling and looking its best.

    The perfecting shield bottle with two makeup brashes and a blush around it
    Murad Skincare / Via

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best product ever!!! I use this before applying my makeup, and it makes my makeup look amazing! I have also used it without any makeup, and my skin looks flawless! I would highly highly recommend it. It also protects me from the sun! I have never been sunburned while using this product. So please do yourself a favor and order it! You won’t regret it." —Elizamaa

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    9. Lettering And Modern Calligraphy, a book to help you learn how to letter and write beautifully with step-by-step guides and 15 lettering projects.

    Reviewer pic of the lettering book with a worksheet behind it to practice writing letter and another sheet on top with a project to write "love you always"

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift to myself — AND LOVE IT! I've thought about learning this and read reviews on several different books. This book, though moderately priced, is a rich source of information. It gives a great explanation at the beginning of methods, and I am enjoying going through the practice pages. There are even instructions inside the book on how to get additional practice worksheets. This product is a bargain, and I'm so glad I purchased it. I highly recommend it!" —Zlo3d2

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. Blueland hand soap refill packs that are an eco-friendly alternative to buying new bottles of hand soap every time you run out. With this, all you have to do is fill a bottle with water and drop in the tablet, and you'll have foaming hand soap in seconds.

    Three packets with the foaming hand soap tablets on a plate

    Promising review: "I love the hand soap from Blueland. So far, I've used the lemon and lavender scent and love them both. They smell amazing and foam up nicely. I feel good knowing I am doing a small part to keep plastic out of the oceans and will definitely be purchasing more from Blueland." —Sarah P.

    Get a pack of three from Blueland for $6 (available in three scents or a variety pack and also in six- and nine-packs).

    11. A rechargeable lighter so you can light candles in seconds with a simple switch. Then when it runs out, you simply have to charge it instead of going out to buy a new one.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "We've bought several of these, and they work better than expected and are so much more efficient than the disposable butane lighters. They're easy to charge and light candles almost as fast as butane, but last many times longer." —Seussbd

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. Tanologist Water Sunless tanning treatments that are an easy way to give you a streak-free tan at home. All you have to do is spray it on (your body or face), rub it in, and you'll have a glow in no time.

    The bottle of clear express tan with a holographic label

    Promising review: "This stuff is foolproof. I am no expert at self-tanning (maybe 3 times in my life?) but this was EASY. I used a rubber glove because I didn't have a mitt. You spray it on, rub it in, and go to the next area. The smell is fine and goes away within like 30 minutes. Tan develops evenly even with my incredibly amateur application. If you are a newbie to self-tanning, try this!!!!" —mbrav

    Get it from Target for $16.99 (available in light, medium, and dark).

    13. Extendable roasting sticks great for camping (or even just a bonfire) because they'll hold your marshmallows (and other food) and allow you to roast will staying an appropriate distance away from the hot fire.,

    Promising review: "I bought these on a whim because the roasting sticks I have currently are getting old and will need to be replaced soon. The other night I decided to try them out, and I am amazed at how sturdy these are. The fact that they're extendable makes them that much more awesome. When you're done using it you can make it short and set it on the table and not have to worry about someone tripping over it. And since they're extendable and retractable it makes them that much easier to clean. I also loved that it came in a nice carrying case for easy transport and storage." —Johnathon Dietz

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in four styles).

    14. Thinx super hiphugger period underwear designed to hold the same amount as four regular tampons and eliminate your need to use pads and tampons altogether.

    Model wearing the underwear in pink with v-style mesh band around the top

    Promising review: "I was able to have my first ever waste-free period using my new Thinx! The hip hugger style is definitely my favorite and the crotch gusset goes all the way up the back so I feel super protected from leaks even at night. Making this change inspired me to make other sustainable changes in my life and I am so, so happy to have products like this available on the market. My mom even says she wishes period underwear existed when she was younger!!" —Lillie S.

    Get it from Thinx for $39 (available in sizes XXS-3X and in pink, black, and blue).

    15. A garbage guard because having bugs in and around your garbage can really ~stinks~ and this little thing will work overtime to make sure that never happens again.

    Reviewer photo of the rectangle guard in black attached to the inside of a garbage can lid

    Promising review: "This thing really works!!! It’s August with record-breaking heat, and there are NO FLIES in my outdoor garbage can. I did use the double-sided sticky tape (included) to attach it to the center of the lid, and it’s holding tightly after six weeks of garbage service. City trash pickup like ours is not a gentle procedure. Mechanized and very rough garbage can handling is the norm, but it’s sticking tight. I’ll never be without this product again." —Cynthia D

    Get it from Amazon for $15.31.

    16. Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein, a treatment containing soy protein, allantoin, and ceramide 3 that work together like a mask to revive your dry hair and make it look shiny and new.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I love this conditioner! I saw it on BuzzFeed and figured I’d give it a shot. I use it every time I wash my hair. It dosen't weigh my hair down, and my hair is so soft after. I absolutely love it. I just ordered another bottle. I wish it came in a bigger size, but I would recommend this. I have wavy thick hair, you don’t need a ton of product, and it smells nice as well. The packaging is also very cute." —Jess Hunt

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    17. A pair of Dr. Scholls wedge sandals to give your style a little ~lift~ without sacrificing any comfort at all. You'll be able to wear these babies all day long, no problem.

    The strappy wedges with white thick sole

    Promising review: "These are so cute and comfortable! At first, the straps seemed like they might be too stiff on my foot/ankle, but within a few days, they stretched out and are the most comfortable sandals. I also have gotten a lot of compliments on them. These are the second pair of Dr. Scholl’s shoes that I own, and they really are like walking on a pillow." —AKleo

    Get them from Nordstrom for $99.95 (available in sizes 6-11 and in black, white, and tan).

    18. A vintage-style camper bird house everyone will be ~flocking~ to see. (And by everyone, I mean all the birds, of course.)

    Wood birdhouse that looks like an old camper that's half teal and half white with an awning on the front and side
    One Man One Garage / Etsy

    One Man One Garage is a small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee creating 3D wooden kits, city maps, and other wood cutouts. The camper is made from birch wood. The kit comes with 40 parts that you pop together. You can also secure with glue if you would like.

    Promising review: "I love my little camper! It was easy and fun to put together. I will definitely buy from this site again!" —Maria Teresa Mendez

    Get it from One Man One Garage on Etsy for $25+ (available in 10 colors).

    19. Bunch O Balloons that might just make you want to have a water balloon fight the second you get them, because you'll be able to fill 100 balloons in just 60 seconds. Now that's a summer game-changer.

    A number of pink balloons all being filled at the same in a bucket

    Promising review: "This helped me and the kids during this quarantine. Super easy to use. It fills water balloons super fast, and you don't have to struggle to tie them? Sign me up! Kids had a blast. Had to hide half of the package otherwise, it would have lasted 1 hour. I will be buying more for sure!" —Cristina Figueiredo

    Get a pack of 350 from Amazon for $25.59 (also available in a pack of 420).

    20. Solar-powered outdoor lights designed to turn on when they sense movement, which means you'll never have to be outside without a light on at night, because that always feels like it's the start of a horror movie., Amazon

    Promising review: "I was looking for security lights for the walkways to my backyard. These 28 LED units work perfectly. These are very bright and they only turn on with motion, so the battery should last even thru a few cloudy days. They couldn't be easier to install, just two screws." —Hudson

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $39.99.

    21. An arm spinner toy so simple and yet fun, anyone (no matter their age) just might want to play with it all day long.

    Model playing with the spherical-shaped spiral toy between their hands
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I purchased this as gifts for the younger kids in the family at Christmas, but they were playing it with everyone, passing them from one arm to the next! Everyone loved it." —Janet

    Get it from The Grommet for $12.95 (available in three colors).

    22. A FlexiSnake drain unclogger made with a tip of micro-hooks, specifically designed to grab on to hair, filth, and grime deeeep down in your drains, so you can get them unclogged and back in working order without having to hire a plumber (and shell out a lot of $$$).

    Reviewer pic of the wire-like FlexiSnake with a huge club of wet hair on the end

    The FlexiSnake also measures 18-inches in length, so it can really get in your drains, no problem. All you have to do to use it, is insert the want, rotate the handle, and remove the clog. Then, toss the head of the FlexiSnake in the trash and replace it with one of the five extras that are included.

    Promising review: "I don’t write many reviews, but when something blows my mind like this, I have to! Not only did this remove an enormous amount of hair from my drain, but it also took less than 30 seconds to do so! I didn’t really read the instructions, but it’s pretty straightforward. Stuck it in the drain, cranked the handle, pulled it out. Voila, no more hair! Buy it! You won’t be disappointed." —Linsey Barbieri

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $17.05.

    23. Tarte under-eye patches infused with water to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines while also making your face feel refreshed (especially if you keep them in the fridge before using them).


    Promising review: "I have tried so many under-eye patches, and these are the absolute best! I always come back to them, and I have been using them for years. They are one of the more affordable under eye patch brands that I have tried and they leave my under eyes looking super hydrated and awake." —Emily B

    Get it from Tarte for $22.

    24. A FURminator grooming rack to help you get out of the ~hairy~ situation that is your shedding dog. You may be surprised that your dog even has hair left after using this thing, but at least it won't be all over your home., Amazon

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing seven stars, but five will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped, instead of getting spread out and floating around like with the blade-style Furminator. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier. Check the photo (above) to see what 20 minutes will get you." —pvfjr

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    25. Grilling baskets that'll help you make delicious kabobs without a skewer, so you can customize them however you want and easily flip them to get an even cook on all sides.

    Four grilling baskets with assorted veggies in each one on a plate
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I love kabobs on the grill and enjoy a number of ingredients when doing so. These baskets allow near perfect conditions with great results. Just use cooking spray ahead of grilling for easy cleanup." —WATSONSMOM

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $17.

    26. An OXO microfiber hand duster you can use to dust your whole home and then throw in the washer for easy cleaning all around.

    Reviewer holding the duster with a black and white handle and a red microfiber head

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this duster. I had a traditional feather duster for years but decided to give this one a try since the feather duster has been on duty for well over 10 years now. First and foremost, this duster performs as well if not better than a traditional feather duster and is WAY easier to maintain and use. What makes this duster superior to a traditional feather duster is that you can remove the microfiber pad and machine wash it. That's right, you can remove the pad and wash it ever so ofter so it stays good as new! That in itself makes this duster worth every penny, in my humble opinion. Also, you DO NOT need to use any type of dust spray with this duster, it works amazingly well on its own without any spray. If you're at all considering this product, just buy it, you won't regret it!" —Tim G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.25.

    27. An eco-friendly washable sponge with mesh on one side to help you scrub any caked-on food residue off your dishes.

    Model holding the sponge with the mesh side up under a faucet with water coming out of it
    Marley's Monsters / Etsy

    Marley's Monsters is a woman-owned business creating eco-friendly essentials from Eugene, Oregon since 2013. This sponge is made from 100% cotton terry cloth on one side and 100% cotton flannel with 100% polyester mesh over it. It's also mildew-resistant, washable, and hypoallergenic.

    Promising review: "This was my second purchase of these sponges because we love them so much and wanted more. The first are still in great shape, I just wanted to be able to have more in the rotation so we have some when others are sitting in the laundry pile. Wish I had gotten reusable sponges years ago!" —Kasey

    Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $10+ (available as a single or a three-pack and in white, black, and green).

    28. Some corner protectors you ~clearly~ need to add to any sharp corners in your home so you can, once and for all, stop hurting yourself when you run into them again and again.

    Reviewer pic of the clear protectors on the corner of a glass coffee table

    Promising review: "These work great to protect people's knees from the corner of my glass coffee table. (I actually had to haul out the bandaids at a party). Yes, you can see them, but they are pretty unobtrusive and don't interfere too much with the sleek look I wanted. It would be a little better if they were a bit more shallow, but I think they are made for a thicker tabletop than glass." —jamendan

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in an 18- and 24-pack).

    29. An Instant Pot magnetic cheat sheet you can put on your machine so you know exactly how long you need to cook your chicken breasts for dinner without wasting time looking it up online.

    One square and one rectangle magnets with a number of different categories of food showing how long and at what setting you can cook them on in the Instant Pot

    The cheat sheets have 95 common food ingredients in different categories with their liquid ratios and cooking times for the Instant Pot. The categories include Pasta & Grains, Seafood & Fish, Pork, Beans & Legumes, Vegetables, Chicken, Beef, and Other Meats. For example, it says you should cook a boneless chicken breast with 1/2 cup of water for 6-8 minutes on high and add 7 minutes if it's frozen and cook zucchini with a 1/2 cup of water for 2 minutes on high.

    Promising review: "I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the Instant Pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of searching the cookbook or the internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my Instant Pot for that particular product." —Olesya

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A Fenty lip luminizer to add a ~pop~ of color and shimmer to your lips while also leaving them moisturized and soft.

    Fenty Beauty

    Promising review: "The Fenty Gloss Bomb formula is hands down the best gloss formula I've ever tried. It is an absolute necessity for me. The formula isn't sticky at all, and it doesn't have any tingling sensations, but it will make your lips LOOK more plump and juicy. Love this gloss so much! Nicely done, Queen RiRi" —BRIGIDA

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $19 (available in seven shades).

    31. A mini sprinkler pool because summer isn't over just yet, and this thing will be a fun way to spend afternoons when it's still hotter than heck outside in September.

    Reviewer pic of the small inflatable pool with water shooting up from the squirters all around the outside

    Promising review: "My kids love this. It is soo easy to plug the hose into and turn the water on and the kids can have hours of fun. Once the kids are done playing, I disconnect the hose, let the water drain, and hang it over the porch." —Austin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three styles).

    32. And a Zoom University tee to help you commemorate this year because sometimes you just need a reason to smile, even if that reason is a T-shirt.

    Blue t-shirt with the phrase "Zoom University Est. 2020" and a logo in white on it
    Spunky Pineapple Co / Etsy

    Spunky Pineapple Co is a woman-owned and operated business creating graphic tees from Pompano Beach, Florida since 2015. This T-shirt is hand screen-printed and is in unisex sizes.

    Promising review: "This tee is absolute perfection! I'm going to wear this to my Zoom graduation next week!" —AudreyGH

    Get it from Spunky Pineapple Co on Etsy for $25.19+ (originally $27.99+; available in sizes S-XXL and in nine colors).

    Actually footage of me seeing the cute dog and THEN realizing how much hair was brushed off:


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