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    24 Of The Best Things Our Readers Ever Bought

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what product has been their BEST purchase ever. Here are their answers!

    1. A Headache Hat to banish the initial pain of migraines and tension headaches by using cooling and compression therapy. The band and ice packs mold to your head for instant relief., Amazon

    The band can also be used on other body parts!

    "I use it on my neck for migraines or my forehead and face for sinus or tension headaches. It can be wrapped around ankles, knees, etc., for injuries and put on muscles for aches and pains. I love it so much and use it so often that I bought a second one so I always have one in the freezer ready to go." —a4344a2751

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

    2. Or the topical gel Stopain Migraine so you can ward off pain while still going about your usual day. Maybe you've got a big project at work you need to finish? No worries! The gel can be applied directly to the back of your neck.



    You can apply the gel up to four times a day if needed. It's non-irritating and doesn't include caffeine.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (also available in an extra-strength formula).

    3. A DivaCup made from durable silicone, because you've spent a fortune on tampons and pads over the years and are soooo over it. The menstrual cup is hypoallergenic, latex-free, and incredibly convenient.


    It's FDA-approved, provides 12-hour leak protection, and features ridged edges for easy-grip. Hey — it might not be for everyone, but it's a great option during menstruation.

    "Lifesaver and environmentally friendly. I have saved a fortune in pads and tampons, and it is far more comfortable than tampons." —booknerd13

    "No more tampons. No more icky pads. I forget it's in." —a4a216b65d

    "I save money not buying tampons every month and it's great for the environment as well. Definitely recommend for anyone who is comfortable enough to use one!" —missmiseryleigh

    Get it from Walmart for $26.64.

    4. A jar of Aztec Secret clay mask to clear breakouts, decrease redness, and prevent dryness. Just leave it on for five to ten minutes before washing off.


    For sensitive skin, expect some redness, but don't worry! It will decrease in about 30 minutes post-mask. For the best results, mix with apple cider vinegar before applying.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in two sizes).

    And check out our full review of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing clay mask here.

    5. An Amazon Fire TV stick that'll provide access to thousands of channels and apps, plus over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. You can enjoy Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, NBC, and more. It also grants you access to live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, and Fox.


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    Maybe you want to search for something on the internet? You can look up whatever you want on YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, and Firefox right from your TV! Also, setup is max 10 minutes and incredibly easy!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available with or without an Echo Dot).

    And check out my full review of the Amazon Fire TV Stick here.

    6. A stainless steel electric kettle for boiling water quickly when needed. The non-slip, cool handle and auto shutoff makes it a safe and dependable choice for those with kids, too.


    "It only take three minutes to boil water, and I can customize the temperature for more delicate teas. If I walk away and forget to pour it when it beeps, it just turns off and doesn’t burn my house down." —nicolep8

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59.

    7. A jar of Neutrogena's Hydro Boost moisturizer to fully hydrate your skin and fight dry patches, no matter the weather. With hyaluronic acid, it can be worn under your makeup, is quick-absorbing, and oil-, dye-, and fragrance-free.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed

    "YES! That stuff moisturizers your skin like no other. Love!" —abigailk430d35030

    "OMG, yes that moisturizer is legit the only thing that helps my face in the winter." —tamarag4468b9feb

    Get it from Walmart for $16.97.

    And check out our full review of Neutrogena's Hydro Boost gel-cream here.

    8. A pack of oil blotting sheets so you don't have to worry about that mid-day greasiness that always seems to sneak up on you no matter what moisturizer you use. They're small but super-absorbent, and can be used with makeup.,

    "The best thing I have ever bought was oil blotting sheets from Amazon. I have oily skin and my husband is consistently wiping sweat off my face and ruining my make up. The oil papers are everything." —diamondm41a29eed5

    Get 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95 (available in packs and a green tea scent).

    And check out our spotlight on the oil blotting sheets here.

    9. An 18-ounce insulated Yeti stainless steel bottle that'll keep your drink cold (or hot) for hours on end. It's leak-proof, fade resistant, and incredibly durable.


    "I live in the south and this tumbler keeps drinks cold for HOURS. Once I left it in the car in the heat of summer while I went shopping for a couple hours, and when I came back the ice cubes were still in solid form. It’s great for coffee, too. 11/10 would recommend!!" —anneliser482a199ee

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    Fore more options, check out the best water bottles you can get on Amazon.

    10. Or a Hydro Flask for all types of liquids. It's solid grip will make sipping easy, plus its TempShield insulation will prevent condensation. The flexible carrying strap makes transport a breeze.


    "I initially hopped on the bandwagon because of all the hype, but it has totally changed my life. It’s become a fight between me and my husband on who takes it to work. Definitely one to splurge on!" —bigbadsyd

    "I recently bought one of these and I'm low-key obsessed with it. The shape is really simple, without a lot of nooks and crannies, so when you wash it it feels easier to get all the soap out without leaving an aftertaste. The carry loop on the top is so convenient, and it's just so dang sleek! It has never once leaked in the month I've had it, even though I usually have that problem with water bottles. It's amazing!" —katyherman

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in four sizes and 22 colors).

    11. A bottle of Oxy Rapid Treatment face wash to kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce redness, and soothe irritated skin. It's dermatologist-tested, fragrance-free, and is formulated with benzoyl peroxide.

    @oxyskincare via Instagram

    "It is seriously the only thing that works for my acne. I am a mom with two young kids and I was tired of people assuming I was their sister because I have the nasty skin of a teenager. It's a bit drying, but that's what moisturizers are for." —d4ea205bf0

    Get it from Walmart for $5.68.

    12. A set of Erase Your Face reusable makeup cloths so you can stop using bagged wipes or bottled serums. These cloths only require water to completely remove all traces of makeup (even waterproof mascara).


    And once the cloth is fully dirtied, you can pop it in the wash.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.44+ (available as a two or four pack, and as cloths, cushions, or mitts).

    For more options, check out our top picks for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    13. A mini portable steamer, because ironing can be a real pain in the butt and super inconvenient for anyone who doesn't have enough space to store an ironing board (hello, me). This steamer will rid your clothes of wrinkles in a few minutes, can be plugged in anywhere, and has a safety function to prevent it from overheating., Amazon

    "I hate looking like a schmuck, but I hate ironing even more. This thing is a GAME CHANGER. It's small enough to fit in my weekend bag, so I take it with me whenever I’ll be away for more than a day. It heats up in seconds and gets all the wrinkles out of my tops within minutes. It's the perfect solution to look more put together when you snooze your alarm a dozen times and only have 15 minutes to get ready for work." —crmartin492

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    14. And if you need to de-wrinkle a lot of clothes at once (heyo large families), a standing steamer to tackle garment after garment. It has a 46-ounce water tank, provides up to 50 minutes of continuous steam, and includes a hanger for a convenient place to rest your item while in-use.


    "My wedding registry included a ton of nonsense, but this steamer is the only thing (so far) we’ve actually incorporated into our married life. It’s slim so it doesn’t take up much space — and it really works! It heats up very quickly and removes wrinkles in a snap. To be honest, it’s rather therapeutic and a must-have for anyone who detests ironing." —hbraga

    Get it from Walmart for $50.47.

    15. A trio of neutral-colored tanks that'll add versatility to your wardrobe, feel very comfy and lightweight, and be perfect for everyday wear or exercise.


    "Tank tops (at least white, grey, black, and skin tone) are a MUST HAVE staple for any closet. I'm actually wearing a nude tank right now." —ThatOneSheerio

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and various color combinations).

    16. A jar of Vicks VapoRub to relieve a multitude of symptoms. It can fight dry skin, congestion, cough, headaches, and so much more. The medicated vapors begin working immediately, so you'll start to feel relief in just a few minutes.


    "It cures coughs, moisturizes your face, helps you sleep, cures headaches, and (this is useful if you're in theatre) helps you fake cry. You have to have it in your medicine cabinet." —ThatOneSheerio

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90+ (available in two sizes and in packs).

    17. A shower curtain with nine storage pockets for shampoo, conditioner, soap, and whatever other products you may need come cleaning time. If you're strapped for space, but insist on keeping your loofah on-hand, then this is a must-have.


    "This storage shower curtain liner is one of my fave products ever and saves sooo much room. Plus, it's so sturdy!" —elizabethlilly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.84+ (available in two options).

    18. A jar of Dr. Jart's Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting treatment with SPF 30 to soothe redness, even out complexion, and create a barrier to protect skin from environmental factors. It's made for all skin types and will turn from green to beige to correct any redness.


    "This color-correcting treatment is more or less magic if you have a fair complexion and have reddish skin (like me)! Seriously, green makeup primers are a JOKE in comparison. —elizabethlilly

    Get it from Sephora for $52.

    19. A Mighty Patch hydrocolloid acne cover that'll absorb fluid and pus from inflamed pimples you're currently battling. All you've got to do is clean your face and apply the patches before bed. In the morning, you'll be able to see what's left on the patch.


    "I pick on my face so much less. Now I am using rosehip to get rid of the old scars. Clear face is soon to come!" —v48b6ef899

    Get a box of 32 patches from Amazon for $12.10+ (available in larger packs).

    And if you're having a hard time fighting stubborn acne, check out the best acne solutions you can get on Amazon.

    20. A Rubbermaid LunchBlox kit with airtight seals so you can organize items without fear of anything spilling in your bag. They're microwave, freezer, and dishwasher-safe.


    "I’ve bought three of the Rubbermaid LunchBlox kits, and they are so wildly helpful! I’m disabled, so I end up in the hospital from time to time. I originally bought one set to keep in a duffel bag along with other necessities for a hospital trip. The individual containers lock together like Legos! I keep phone chargers and ear buds in one, sugar-free candies in another, and in the last I keep little toiletries like emery boards, chapsticks, nail clippers, etc. I bought the first set over a year ago and they are still like new. All the nurses love them! I’ve since bought two more sets. I use them for mini-first aid kits, cosmetics, and hair accessories when my family and I travel. These are sturdy, endlessly useful, and affordable. I can’t recommend them highly enough." —angels4d4906ef4

    If you buy the entree kit, you'll receive a large entree container, two 4-ounce snack containers, two 8-ounce sides containers, and two blue ice blocks. You can also buy a smaller version of the entree kit, the snack pack individually, or a lunch container individually.

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in individually or together).

    21. A scratch-free Skrapr to remove all types of sticky situations from surfaces, including caked-on food, spilled wax, etc. It's safe to use on wood and will expertly remove price stickers from dinnerware and glasses.


    "A Skrapr! I use it for everything! Food stuck on a dish and you don’t feel like soaking it? Candle wax spill? Ice on the window? This tool handles it all. There also is a mini one for your keychain!" —Barriesncream

    Get it from Amazon for $13.69+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A six-quart Lodge cast iron dutch oven, because it serves multiple functions (marinating, freezing, cooking, serving) and can produce delicious roasts, stews, and so much more. It heats evenly, won't retain odors, and is easily washable.

    The Home Depotua

    "I can make anything in it, and it’s super spacious and durable. I’ve done roasts, soup, stew, bread, chicken and more, as well as using it to make my homemade tomato sauce every summer. It’s the most versatile and well-used thing I have in my kitchen!" —julial11

    Get it from The Home Depot for $50.90+ (available in four colors).

    23. A TubShroom drain strainer so you're not constantly standing in a puddle of dirty water because your hair has once again clogged the drain. It'll fit into any standard tub drain.

    "Probably my best purchase of the year so far. My shower is pretty old and it comes with a strainer that gets plugged by even two strands of hair — I’d have to empty it pretty much every five minutes or else I’d be standing in a pool of water. I finally bit the bullet and bought the TubShroom and MY LIFE HAS CHANGED FOREVER. It catches ALL of my hairs *without* blocking the flow of the water, and all I have to do is clean it off when I’m done showering. Easy peasy. It’s truly as good as everyone says it is!" —yiyang

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors and as a pack of two).

    And check out our full review of the TubShroom.

    24. A visible timer to aid with concentration and work flow. You can set the timer to 30- or 60-minute increments and watch the countdown begin so you stay on track and don't dilly dally with tasks.

    Jennifer Tonti/BuzzFeed

    "I have ADHD and have used various tools throughout my education to keep me organized and on-task. This is one of the best. I personally set 30-minute increments for any given task; an hour becomes too much time and I get side-tracked. It’s not that I must finish my task in 30 minutes, but rather I am kept aware of time passing in the first place and that helps me stay focused. The red film that timely disappears is a necessary visual representation of time that really makes this clock better than just a timer on my phone. I keep it within view and whenever I feel my mind trailing off I can quickly glance up and say, 'oh wow that was 10 minutes of distraction, better get back into it.'" —jennifertonti

    Get it from Walmart for $23.96+ (available in two sizes).

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