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    33 Products That Look Cool *And* Work Well

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    1. A bento box bowl so gorgeous, you'll want to bring your lunch to work more just so you can show this off to your coworkers.


    Promising review: "I've stopped using Tupperware for lunches and meal prep. I’ve been waiting for something like this. It looks clean and is highly functional. The fact that you can microwave it and put it in the dishwasher is huge for me." —grubbinseattle

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in ceramic and plastic and in 10 colors).

    2. A facial massager kit that honestly may look a little strange, but the tools are made to help your skin look even better than it already does.


    The set includes a 3S face massage roller and a T-shaped electric energy bar that vibrates to promote blood circulation. Plus, both are waterproof!

    Promising review: "I use this roller all the time. It keeps my face so soft and detoxes it easily. It looks very expensive and high class. It is also very comfortable and doesn’t hurt. I use it when I do my everyday activities, such as when I watch tv, or if I have nothing to do." —Winnie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89 (available in gold and rose gold).

    3. A set of hedgehog dryer balls to help keep your clothes looking ~sharp~ and to help them dry in less time, meaning you have more time to do things other than opening the dryer, feeling wet clothes, and saying, "Ugh, not again!!"


    Promising review: "These have become my dryer's new best friend. I have never used any kind of dryer balls before until I purchased these. I have noticed a difference especially with my towels or my bed comforter. They help fluff them up and dry quicker. I keep them in my dryer all the time. The design is really cute as well. My kids love watching the hedgehogs go around and around. I have had mine for a couple of months and the noses are still in tack and I use them every day. It seems like their holding up really nicely." —Active Mommy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.50.

    4. A cold brew tea bottle that has a built-in filter so you can make tea and feel fancier than the Queen of England at the same time.


    Promising review: "I've only had this teapot for a few days but it's making excellent cold brew iced tea that's helping me get through the first week in July in New York without an air conditioner. I'm considering buying a second! As another reviewer noted, I don't think it would be good for tea that's mostly fannings, but for larger leaf, it should be fine. I bet you could make a mean gyokuru in this sucker!" —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $20.48 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    5. A magnetic balance lamp so unique and cool that it's basically a piece of art that also adds some light to the room.

    Uncommon Goods

    Friends of mine have this light in their apartment and the last time they had a party, everyone was obsessed with it. It's interesting and does add a decent amount of light to the room. Plus, it's just a great conversation starter.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $70 (available in black and white).

    6. A wine decanter to make that cheap bottle you bought seem not as cheap by aerating it to make the flavor even stronger.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for a cocktail party. It is really attractive and unique. It’s quite lightweight but looks elegant and expensive." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    7. A Billie razor designed to actually make shaving easier so you'll probably actually be excited to shave your legs this winter for the first time in, well, forever.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Billie is a favorite on our team, and I've been using it for the past couple of months. Not only is it super smooth and easy to use, but they also send you new razors every one to three months, depending on how often you shave. That way, you never have to try reallyyyyy hard to remember when the last time you switched the blade was, because one will show up at your door when it's time to change it.

    Promising review (from a fellow BuzzFeed shopping & products writer): "Billie is just the most wonderful company, and every time I take a shower, I wonder if I should write them fan mail. First of all, everything they design is ADORABLE, so even if their razors were dull or flimsy, I'd still be a loyal fan. But luckily, their razors are as sharp as they are sharp looking. The handle is super lightweight and easy to grip. The razor heads are surrounded in a layer of soap, so they glide beautifully over skin without irritating it. Billie makes great razors, and it's awesome that they're so affordable. If only they could go back in time and stop me from paying absurd amounts of money on pharmacy brand razors in my youth." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Get the starter kit from Billie for $9 (and then four replacement cartridges for $9 when you need them).

    Read more about why BuzzFeed editors and writers are OBSESSED with Billie razors.

    8. A set of six coasters that absorb any liquid that drips from cold drinks so it doesn't end up on your nice furniture.


    Promising review: "These coasters are gorgeous. They feel heavy and solid in your hands. It’s a darker blue-gray print, as opposed to black, but that adds for a softer look overall. I drink loads of tea, and it does well in keeping my wood tables dry from all my tea rings. Comes in a pack of six cute and simplistic designs and looks great just sitting atop tables on display without cups on it too!" —JessAmazalife

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. The Foreo Luna Mini 2, which is an amazing face-cleaning brush that vibrates to remove makeup, dirt, and oil, so you'll have amazing skin in as little as 60 seconds.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago after seeing all the hype it got on BuzzFeed. I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, and have always been wary of chemical exfoliants-most just tend to irritate my skin and make me break out more. The first thing that drew me to the Luna mini 2 was that I'd never need to buy replacement heads. I was a little concerned about the price tag, but I reminded myself that the upfront cost would be one-and-done since there's no brush heads to buy. And honestly, this brush has been worth every penny! After the first use, my skin felt the smoothest it has ever felt! The only (minor) drawback, was that the first week or two, I did see a temporary "purge" of gunk from my pores that resulted in a temporary spike in breakouts, which other reviewers have mentioned, but this was thankfully short-lived. Now after a nearly a month of use, my skin is more radiant, softer/smoother, breaking out less, and even I'm starting to see a reduction in the size of my huge pores, which no product has ever given me before-. I also have a better oil balance in my skin. So for me, the results have taken a little time have totally been worth the wait! Needless to say, I'm very pleased with this product and have been recommending it to all of my friends. Thanks, Foreo!" —Knonymously

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in five colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 here

    10. A foldable reusable bag you should always keep with you. You really never know when you're going to be out and walk by a Trader Joe's with no line that is just begging for you to come in and purchase at least three bags of the cauliflower gnocchi...


    Promising review: "I received a BAGGU bag several years ago as a gift, and I use it nearly every day! The things that sets BAGGU apart from other bags: 1) Cute prints! There are a lot to choose from! 2) It folds and fits easily in my purse. You know those bags that you open up and can never fit it back in its original case? You will NOT experience that with these bags!! 3) Durability. I generally use my bags for canned goods and grocery shopping. The strap is also large enough to wear over the shoulder for ease of carrying. I'd recommend BAGGU to anyone!!" —S T

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in 33 styles and nine styles in a 3-pack).

    11. A decorative window film so you can let light in your home at all hours of the day without worrying about your neighbors seeing you walking around in your underwear. Bonus: the light will reflect rainbow-like colors throughout your home.


    The film is made with static cling, so it can be removed very easily and won't leave behind any residue. Plus, it blocks out 96% of UV rays, which will protect you and your home from being directly exposed to sunlight. It is also heat-controlling, which means it will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

    Promising review: "I'm really happy with this product. I have huge sliding door windows on the first floor, so I wanted to have some privacy but still have natural light. It was very easy to apply. I thought it would be like trying to apply a screen protector, which is frustrating, but since there's no adhesive and the material is pliable; the bubbles come out very easily. The pliability also makes it very forgiving if you don't cut it perfectly. I plan on buying more for my other set of windows! A few reviewers complained about not getting the rainbow/prism effect. It depends on the angle and intensity of the light. My windows face the setting sun pretty directly, so sunset is rainbow time! Season changing will probably alter the effect, as the angle of the sun changes a bit. From the outside, I've noticed that small lights in a dark room (ex: my digital clock backlight) produce pretty rainbow circles on the film." —D. M. Guzman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    12. A set of metal rainbow straws because doing your part for the environment doesn't have to ~suck~ at all. Actually, it can be pretty fun, especially when you get to use cool products like this.

    Promising review: "I got these straws to eliminate the use of plastic straws for environmental purposes, and they’re great, I love them! They’re beautiful and feel very durable and honestly make my cold beverage taste crisper." —STINAXOXO

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $4.99 (available in rainbow and rose gold).

    13. A mini beauty fridge you can keep in your room so nobody in your home opens the fridge and tries to eat your face mask.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This product is so cute and keeps all my products nice and cool." —vm12

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 (available in five colors).

    14. A reusable silicon bag with so many uses, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Need to steam vegetables? Check! Freeze fruit for smoothies? Double-check! Pack a sandwich? Triple check!


    Plus, they're dishwasher and microwave-safe!

    Promising review: "Well, these are amazing. I didn't expect them to be. I'm trying to replace disposable items in my home with more sustainable/eco-responsible items. I ordered these just to try. I did not expect to love them as much as I do. They are thick and sturdy. The top is easy to close, and it stays closed. Cleaning is a breeze because the opening is big enough to get your scrubber in there and really get it clean. A+++" —Grasshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and in eight colors).

    15. A storm glass weather predictor filled with crystals that transform based on how the temperature changes to let you know if it's going to rain or snow, maybe even better than your weather app can.


    Promising review: "This is so cool, and it really works. Someone told me about these, and I said no way and went and got one to see. Well not only is it accurate, but it’s such a nice decoration. It changes colors and flickers. You can stand up or lay it down, your preference." —Dads Home

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes small, medium, and large).

    16. A two-in-one strainer and bowl set that's incredibly functional – all you have to do is tip the bowl to get the water out.


    Promising review: "This is a really handy colander set once I figured out how to use it. Unfortunately, there were no instructions or papers with it. Just tilting the bottom bowl will enable the water to drain out nicely. We use it all the time." —TJ

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59 (available in pink and green).

    17. A modern-looking jewelry box to keep all your precious jewels (or cheap earrings, whatever your vibe is) organized and looking great in your room.


    Promising review: "This looks great on top of my dresser! It was a little pricier than I intended to spend on a jewelry box but it does seem very sturdy and good quality and I absolutely love the simplicity and elegance of it. I also think the side drawer is pretty cool!" —Anna T

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    18. A measuring cup set you'll feel absolutely regal using as you watch Great British Bake-Off and try baking something delicious for yourself.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful! It's a wonderful set! They are heavy duty and have a great expensive look without costing a fortune!" —K. LaNou

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in gold and copper).

    19. A Dagne Dover duffle bag (now with a sleeve you can put over your suitcase) that's worth the splurge because it has so many convenient pockets and fits SO much, you'll be able to fit everything you need for a flight in it...and then swiftly put it under your seat to avoid the Hunger Games-style fight for overhead bin space.

    Dagne Dover / Via

    I've been using the medium-sized duffle bag for the past couple of months now, and let me tell you, I wish I would have bought it years ago. The fabric feels and looks so nice. Plus, you can really fit so much inside. Seriously, I've fit my laptop, iPad, a book, all my toiletries, a crossbody purse, wallet, snacks, and more inside and have still been able to close it. And my favorite part: there's a really convenient small pocket on the outside that fits your phone perfectly. This means I never have to spend a good five minutes searching through all that stuff in the bag to find my phone somewhere at the bottom. I can just grab it and show the TSA agent my ticket in seconds.

    Get it from Dagne Dover for $95+ (available in five sizes and 11 colors).

    20. A planter set to help turn your wall into a place you can keep your ~growing~ plant collection.

    Promising review: "I purchased these planters to decorate a wall in my office, and they look fabulous. The colors are striking against the neutral wall color and are beautiful will the multicolored air plants that I have put in them. I would certainly recommend these planters to anyone as they really brighten up a room and are extremely easy to hang." —Fritz

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $39.99.

    21. A sleek silverware tray because just letting your utensils sit in a pile really shouldn't ~slide~ anymore. You're better than that.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A set of decorative hooks you'll be ~hooked~ on so fast, you might order more immediately and turn your home into a really cool modern art exhibit.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these. They are very good quality wall hooks!!! They match my daughter's bedroom perfectly. And they were very easy to install!! They are heavy duty and not lightweight. They will hold up well to my 5 year old! I may do an entire wall in these hooks they are so cute!! Oh, and the colors are exactly as shown too!" —Amy W.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three styles).

    23. A set of packing cubes so chic, you'll definitely feel like your clothes are flying in first class, even if you're not. *Sigh* Maybe one day you both will.


    Promising review: "I got these in the marble pattern, and they look great with my silver suitcase. I used two of them and the pouch with my carryon. I can see adding the bigger one with my checked bag. My luggage is so much more organized than the mess it usually turns into by the end of my trip." —Talisa

    Get a set of five from Nordstrom (available in nine styles) or CALPAK (available in eight styles) for $58.

    24. A splurge-worthy salt and pepper shaker set you may think should belong in MoMA rather than on your kitchen counter.

    Promising review: "These are worth the extra money. I’ve wanted these salt and pepper shakers for a long time, and I finally splurged on them. They are easy to use and have multiple options for grinding size. The texture is smooth and almost velvety. They feel nice when holding them and clean easily." —Olive12345

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $53.23+ (available in five colors).

    25. A flower trivet mat meant to protect your tabletop from hot dishes while also acting as super cute wall decor when you're not using it.


    Promising review: "I simply love these trivets. I used them as a decoration on my kitchen wall. When needed, I just place them on the table for my hot dishes. They clean in a breeze and the color is great. The price is so reasonable that if I didn't need them, I still would have bought them. You will not be disappointed with this item." —redhead

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 10 colors).

    26. An AeroGarden that will give you the opportunity to grow fresh herbs no matter if you haven't been able to keep a plant alive for longer than a few months – this device makes killing them *almost impossible.


    *I mean I'm not going to say that it's truly impossible, but it does have LED lights that turn on and off automatically, so you only have to water and add plant food. The kit includes the garden and Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil seeds and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Goodful AeroGarden here.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129+ (available in black, sage, and white).

    27. A set of geometric stacking trays you can use in a variety of different ways, such as storing your jewelry, serving food, or just holding random trinkets. The possibilities are endless.


    Promising review: "I can’t explain how satisfying it is to explore all the different possible configurations if these trays. They fit together perfectly in so many positions. I can think of endless ways to organize all my small jewelry and other little trinkets. Big fan!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.78.

    28. A toilet brush because we all need one of these in our bathroom to help keep it clean, so it might as well work as decoration as well.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    29. A float kitchen organizer to keep all your most-used utensils within arm's reach and also to make your kitchen feel so fancy, it might even look like it belongs in a Nancy Meyer's movie.


    Promising review: "This has a good design. I like it very much. It makes my kitchen look like a symphony. It's very easy to stick my bamboo tools very tightly but some heavier tools may not be guaranteed to stay long." —Yiying Zhou

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    30. A mist hand sanitizer you'll actually want to carry around to help stop any germs from trying to take you down this winter. You're stronger than that. 💪


    I love these hand sanitizers. I honestly didn't think hand sanitizers could get any better until I tried these from Touchland. They have such a slim design and fit so easily in basically any size purse I use. Living in New York and commuting via the subway means I come in contact with a lot of unwanted germs, but every time I get off the subway, I can just grab the hand sanitizer with the hand that didn't have to hold on the subway pole to spritz the one that did – I have clean and nice-smelling hands in seconds. Even though it's a bit pricier than regular hand sanitizer, I started using one at the beginning of July, and JUST finished it, meaning that it lasted over four months and I used it basically every day.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in eight scents).

    31. A trash can with a handle because sometimes getting a ~grip~ on life means realizing it's okay to want to look at a nice trash can every day. It's the little things in life, you know?


    Promising review: "This is a stylish, minimalist trash can. It's amazing how hard it is to find a trash can that isn't an eye sore. This one looks nice and doesn't take up much space." —Megan Rolerkite

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50+ (available in four colors).

    32. A Stagg stovetop pour-over with a built-in brew range thermomenter to help you make the perfect cup of coffee every single time.


    Promising review: "I bought this kettle over a year ago and typically use it on the weekends. The kettle is beautiful, we get so many compliments on the look of it. We use a gas range to heat the kettle and also have the black plastic handle, and it is still in mint condition. We have been so happy with this kettle that we are gifting it to friends and family now for Christmases, housewarmings, etc. Thanks for a great product!" —Anders R.

    Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in four colors).

    33. An olive oil and vinegar dispenser – everyone who sees it will have an ~oily~ good time looking at and exclaiming, "Wow, that's so cool!"


    Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

    Me when I saw all these items for the very first time:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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