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    1. An Aquapaw licking pad that'll suction to your shower wall and provide some much-needed distraction while you *attempt* to give your pooch a bath. You can load it up with peanut butter or whatever other treat your pet loves.


    Promising review: "Tried this with our lab puppy when I needed to sweep and vacuum the floors. This kept her busy for a while so I could clean in peace! I filled it with peanut butter and placed it on the refrigerator door. She loves it! Also used this when we had company to keep her busy so she wouldn't be such a pest." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    2. Touch-up razors so you can safely remove unwanted peach fuzz + stray eyebrow and chin hairs. The blades are designed with built-in guards so they won't cut your skin, plus you'll receive an extra attachment for super precise eyebrow shaping.


    Promising review: "I bought these blades to try at home dermaplaning. I was nervous at first, but it’s almost impossible to cut yourself with these and it took the peach fuzz right off my face. In fact, as I was staring at my face in a magnifying mirror and removing the fuzz, I noticed my nose hair was a little out of control. I even used one of these in my nose (that’s right) and it worked great! I will be keeping a few of these on-hand at all times." —TKB

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a larger pack).

    3. Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches to clear up breakouts overnight by sucking out all the gunk and pus trapped underneath the skin. Gone are the days of freaking out over your latest blemish.,

    After cleaning your face before bed, apply a patch directly to the inflamed breakout. When you wake up in the morning and remove the patch, the pimple will be visibly smaller and less inflamed.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). 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 onto 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 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50. And for larger, square patches, click here.

    And if you're fighting some serious breakouts, check out our roundup of face treatments that'll make a noticeable difference.

    4. A Rubbermaid produce saver that'll lengthen the lifespan of your groceries by regulating the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide and preventing moisture build-up, slowing down the spoilage process. Now you'll actually get your money's worth of all those fruits and veggies you buy every week.


    Promising review: "We bought one of these just to try them out. We live in Montana and the veggies just don't seem to last as long as they did when we lived in AZ or WA. I put some baby spinach in one of the containers and nine days later the spinach literally looks as good as the day I bought it. I bought a three pack from Amazon and just threw a bunch of mixed berries in one and broccoli in another. I am extremely happy with my purchase." —pettyolives

    Get it from Amazon for $8.53+ (available in five sizes and in sets).

    5. An ironing tool so you can get that perfect crease in your shirt sleeve each and every time. You'll be able to cut your ironing time in half and won't have to flip your shirt over to get the back of the sleeves.


    It can also be used for pant legs!

    Promising review: "Very useful! Saves you time ironing sleeves (which normally are very time-consuming). But pay attention, it can get very hot. I handle carefully with a cloth when taking it out from the sleeve." —Canotto

    Get it from Amazon for $15.25+ (available in two versions).

    6. Anti-vibration pads to place underneath your washer and dryer so you don't have to deal with that annoying mid-cycle rattle or machine scooting. These will absorb the shock, allowing for peace and quiet in your laundry room.,

    Promising review: "I live in a New York City apartment on the fourth floor. I recently bought an LG all-in-one washer and dryer combo. I love the machine, however, when the spin cycle starts my apartment sounds and feels like either an earthquake or living on a rocket launch pad. I was confident that if I continued to use this machine it would eventually fall through the ceiling and onto my neighbor's head. This product saved me from losing my apartment and possibly a murder rap, the vibration was reduced by 95%. I can now wash knowing my laundry and the rest of the world is safe." —Amazon Customer

    Get four from Amazon for $22.95.

    7. A lip balm sleeve that'll clip onto your keys so you never again lose a tube like the 867 that have already gone MIA. Now you'll always have one ready and within reach.


    Promising review: "Love these!! It's nice to go boating or biking or anywhere in the sun and be able to carry lip protection in a pretty way! People always ask me where I got them. Well-made and tight so the lip balm doesn't fall out. It's such a fabulous idea and the colors are great." —Turtle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in various styles and for round chapsticks).

    8. Anti-chafe bands, because having to deal with pain and irritation when you're just trying to look ~flawless~ is too darn annoying.


    Promising review: "Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant. These things work! I was hella skeptical, because my thighs are crazy resistant to any sort of chafe defense. My thighs just love rubbing up against each other too much. But that crap has got to stop! I wore these while walking at least five hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved, not a chafe in sight, and they're so feminine and romantic looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating." —OceanHips

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in 13 styles and six sizes).

    And check out our highlight of the anti-chafe bands here!

    9. An Aculief band that applies pressure to your LI4 acupressure point (one of the most powerful pressure points on your body). If targeted, it can help provide relief from headaches and nausea.


    You can place it snugly on your non-dominant hand so it doesn't get in the way! BTW — it's an award-wining, doctor-approved option. I'm not claiming it will 100% solve your migraine — but it's worth a shot to get relief from certain symptoms.

    Promising review: "I found this product after my doctor told me I should stop taking so much Advil for my headaches. I was skeptical that this product would work for my level of pain, but gave it a try to see what would happen. I was very impressed with how much relief it provided for my pain. I have used it several times now and have been very happy with the results each time. If you are like me and suffer from chronic pain and headaches, you should give this product a try. You never know how much it could help you!" —Matt Besley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    10. A PopWallet that combines the convenience of a wallet with the stability of a PopGrip. Now you can take that selfie on your way to meet your best friend without fear of your phone falling onto the subway tracks. Andddd you'll have your credit card handy for that late-night slice.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for the best of both worlds when I comes to iPhone accessories for a long time. This holds my cards and gives me a PopGrip. I can’t be more proud of this purchase." —Mckenzie G.

    Get it from PopSockets for $25+.

    11. Magnetic twist ties so versatile, you'll use them all over the house. They can wrangle wire, close snack bags, hang keys, and collect pens. Whatever you use them for, the magnetic ends and silicone bands are so strong, they won't break.


    Promising review: "I was intrigued by these so I bought them thinking I could find SOME use for them and discovered I can use them for quite a few things. They bind and hold quite well. They DO have a tendency to attach to each other, but that just means they stay together nicely. I especially like them to bind cords when I travel — they are easier than velcro strips and don't break like rubber bands." —K. Becker

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $19.98.

    12. A phone charging pad to help get rid of the literal wire jungle that exists on your kitchen counter. It's compatible with iPhones and Samsungs so all you need to do is place your phone down (WITH the case on).


    I have one of these at home and absolutely love it. It's so convenient to just place my phone on the pad. It even works with my case on, so I never have to spend time fumbling with wires or removing my case.

    Promising review: "This charging pad fit the bill for my iPhone. It was easy to setup and use. Works through my iPhone silicone case and I like the green light which shows it’s charging. I’ve been using the Yootech for over two months without an issue. Charges fast and easy without the hassle of plugging in each time." —Chris Pepin

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

    13. Beer foaming stones that'll give canned and bottled brews a bubble boost. The added carbonation enhances your beer's flavor and aroma, while reducing acidity. AKA, your next backyard BBQ just got that much better since your beer will never get stale.

    Uncommon Goods

    You can keep them in the freezer until you're ready to use!

    Promising review: "My brother-in-law has used these frequently in can and bottled brews. He said the flavor is better with these stones and is more enjoyable. He is really impressed with them." —MTJP

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $28.

    14. Noise-cancelling earplugs, because you're not as young as you used to be and VERY loud sounds hurt your ears. Face it — being at a concert where the music is too loud is uncomfortable. These will reduce the decibel level and come with three different bud sizes so you can find ones that actually stay in place.


    Promising review: "Absolutely the best earplugs that I’ve ever used. They stay in and are comfortable. I’m extremely sensitive to loudness and wore these to a concert. Best ever! Took the sound down a notch but I could still hear the great music loud and clear. Won’t leave home without these!" —actcan

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

    15. An Elizavecca protein treatment for those that have gone a bit overboard with hair styling tools or have spent a ton of time outside in the sun. It'll helprepair over-processed or damaged hair back to a luxurious shine.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I saw this as a beauty recommendation on BuzzFeed as a dupe for Olaplex (which I had tried and wasn't blown away by) so I thought I would give it a try...I'm so thankful I did! My bleached and heat damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it. I wish it came in a larger size bottle so I didn't have to reorder so quickly." —Carly S. Whitson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    And check out the full review of the Elizavecca CER-100 collagen protein treatment here.

    16. A fire starter to bring along on any and every camping trip you go on because emergencies happen and you're trying to be as prepared as you can be. It also happens to be a map scale, a ruler, a hex wrench, a bottle opener, a whistle, and a saw blade.


    Promising review: "So, I honestly didn't expect this product to work as well as it does, but this really performs well! I have a small collection of magnesium fire starters I've tried through the years. This is surprisingly one of the best at throwing sparks just like you'd want. The extra little things are functional and a nice little touch, but the real value of this purchase is found in the fire starter itself. It just performs very well." —D. Edwards

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two versions).

    17. A pet hair removal broom, because chances are you've got some pet fur CAKED into a rug in your home. Or all over your sofa. And this bad boy will collect that hair in just a matter of minutes. The built-in squeegee edge can also contain spills!

    Promising review: "I have two ferrets and a German Shepherd and ANY German Shepherd owner knows how much they shed. Regardless of how often I clean and vacuum my house, I ALWAYS have pet hair everywhere. I stumbled across this broom and decided to give it a shot after seeing the reviews and wow, this is the best $10 I spent. It lifted up so much hair that was stuck in my carpet and I feel like my house is 10x cleaner. This broom is HEAVEN for people with shedding animals. I've already recommended this product to everyone." —Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $13.33+ (available in two versions and with a smaller brush).

    18. A headrest hook for your bag so it doesn't go flying when you're forced to stop short. It'll help de-clutter your car floor and it can tuck in when not in use.


    Promising review: "Thought this might be one of the silly things I sometimes fall for. Nope. These are awesome. I keep one on the driver's side headrest and the other on the passenger side. I prefer to use the passenger one, because I can reach into my purse from the driver's seat, but if I've got extra people in the car, it's nice to have the flexibility to keep my purse on either side. Also, they fit very snugly and are tough. My purse easily weighs 20 pounds, and it's never looked like they're strained." —Kendra

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (for a set of two, available in two colors).

    19. O'Keeffe's Working Hands hand cream, because dry skin on your hands can be painful! This magic cream can help relieve super raw and cracked skin by boosting moisture levels. It's also a great option for those with eczema.

    Promising review: "Does this product need another five star review? Nope. But I had to. This is truly a miracle product!! I have the driest skin in the winter, to the point where I will look down at my hands and notice they are bleeding from all the various cracks. This product made a major difference after just one use! Here I am weeks later and my hands have no cracks, feel smoother, and are no longer red." —P. Neuber

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

    20. Debrox earwax removal drops so you can safely flush out earwax and actually hear again. No more asking people to repeat themselves! The active ingredient of carbamide peroxide will loosen up whatever is clogging your ear, so you'll just need to rinse with water., Amazon

    Promising review: "Many years ago, I had a pretty severe wax impaction issue. Went to the doctor and got my ear flushed. They recommended this to continue to deal with excess wax. So satisfying to see the wax flush out after using this. These days, my eczema and dry skin has resurfaced in my ears. So, now I use it to deal with the dry, flaky skin in my ears. Put some drops in, let it fizz and bubble, and flush them out. The flakes come out easily – much better than the maddening itchy ears." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60+ (available in a pack of two).

    21. Maybelline Instant Rewind concealer with a sponge applicator tip that'll treat dark circles and under-eye puffiness so you never have to deal with that one coworker who greets you with an "are you sick?" when you walk through the door. NO, Susan, I'm just tired.

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    Promising review: "This is the best under-eye concealer ever. I am 67-years-old and have tried them all. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $6.37+ (available in 19 shades).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why she loves this concealer in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#4).

    22. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses so you can prevent that midday headache from staring at your computer screen for too long and add a ~trendy touch~ to your outfit. They can really improve the state of your eyes, helping with strain and dryness.

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 11 frame colors).

    23. Mario Badescu facial sprays that'll hydrate, cool, and re-energize your complexion thanks to its formula of green tea, cucumber, and peppermint essential water. You can spritz some onto your face when your skin is feeling tight.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing and definitely a holy-grail for me. I have naturally oily skin and am acne-prone. This has helped with my acne issues, keeps my oil under control, and really has improved the overall feel and appearance of my skin. I use it in the morning after a shower and follow with my normal skin regimen. A must-have, in my opinion!" —Amanda N.

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in five sizes).

    24. A jewelry cleaning brush, because no one should deal with dull diamonds. It just takes a few seconds of scrubbing with the soft-tipped brush to make 'em shine like the first day you bought them. No more trips to the jeweler to pay for (and wait for) a full cleaning.

    Promising review: "Can't tell you the number of times I've been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion — ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30–60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don't even take my ring off — just get it wet, twist the bottom to make the cleaner come out into the brush, scrub with the brush, and rinse with warm water. The cleaner foams up as you brush — it really feels like it's cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry." —honestreviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    25. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish so you can rid of scuffs, water marks, and anything else lingering on your tables within 20 minutes of application. It'll polish and add a protective layer to prevent the wood from once again drying out and fading (so you won't have to restore over and over again).

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48+ available in packs.

    Also, check out our spotlight on the wood polish!

    26. A set of drawer organizers to finally get your undergarments and socks into heavenly order. The set of four is mold-proof and can fit bras of all sizes (plus scarves and light tanks). Now all your socks will finally be matched so you can grab-and-go in the morning.

    One set includes four bins: one 6-cell, one 8-cell, one 7-cell, and one 24-cell.

    Promising review: "I love this four piece set. The bra slots are wonderful and fit my D-sized bras. The one with 24 slots is perfect for panties or socks. The one with eight slots fits leggings. This helps you get organized and find what you're looking for. I highly recommended this set to one and all." —CN1021

    Get it from Amazon for $12.87 (available in seven colors).

    27. A portable fabric defuzzer that'll breath life into your wardrobe so you don't have to waste time and money on new items. You've got some staple pieces, which means you want those pieces to last! There's no better way to refresh a sweater than with some super satisfying defuzzing.

    Promising review: "So I didn't think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and average customer review, and I can see why this was rated so high. Takes two AA batteries and is very comfortable to hold. Since it's so portable, I just sat on the couch and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching TV. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn't for this great little gadget." —Paula Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79+ (available in five colors).

    And click here for our full review of the fabric defuzzer.

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