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    1. Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches that'll clear up pesky 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. *Plus* you'll be able to see all the gross white gunk on the patch itself (v satisfying feeling).

    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.

    2. Dip clips you can attach directly to your vehicle's air vent so you never have to deal with a naked nugget again. Plus, you'll never have to deal with a sauce spill inside your cup holder because that has happened one too many times.

    They'll fit onto horizontal or vertical air vents *and* can hold sauce packs from all popular fast food chains!

    Promising review: "I love this in my car! It stays in place and lets me do all the dipping I want while I drive without making a mess." —krystie

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    3. A portable door lock that'll install within seconds to give you a greater sense of security while staying in that AirBnB your bestie booked because it was "so much cheaper" than choosing a traditional hotel. *stares at door suspiciously*


    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but it worked like a charm. I read in reviews that the resort I was going to didn't have the standard hotel safety latches which keeps out people with a key card. It took some practice getting the hang of it at home first, but then I was able to pop it right on the hotel door, no problem! Felt safe at night the whole trip. The door could not be opened even when the card key was swiped and the door was unlocked; the door would not open! Airport security flagged my bag with it inside since it is metal. If it's inside your carry on, put it in one of your outside zippered pockets so you can pull it out for TSA." —Kimbee Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    4. Bottle cleaning tablets so you can finally reach the bottom of your water bottle or tea travel mug without having to furiously scrub or get your entire arm wet in the process of trying to reach all the nooks and crannies.

    They're biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe! They work on stainless steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in a pack of three).

    5. A waterproof, rechargeable cooler light to help you see what type of brew you're grabbing once the sun goes down (and the party actually starts). All you've got to do is turn it on and toss it in.


    You can choose between a white or red light, with battery life lasting up to 60 hours off one charge!

    Promising review: "Such a neat item! I purchased this for my husband’s hunting trip and he’s truly enjoyed the handiness of the light. He said it provided extra light in the dark wilderness. The light is compact and easy-to-charge. It lasted multiple days from one charge. Also, the different light modes are fun and one can even have a party with the blinking effect!" —Elena

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    6. Nail and cuticle oil made from jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E that'll target weak nails to restore strength and soften cuticles. If your nails are constantly breaking or peeling, this is for you!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month while I was religiously applying it two-three times a day in February. I was really seeing great improvements, so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A silicone dishwasher net to securely fasten cups, plates, and bowls from flying around mid-cycle. You're trying to *adult* so preventing your glassware from breaking has now become your top priority.


    Promising review: "I love it! I bought it to keep plastic and lightweight things in the right place in the dishwasher. Usually, they flip over and fill with dirty water. This keeps most of them in place. If I am not using it, it just hangs on the front of the shelf. It stretches to cover half of the top shelf easily. It would probably cover the whole thing if stretched, but I bought two so I could use them both for the top." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in two versions).

    8. A compact bug bite suction tool that removes insect venom, saliva, and other irritants to visibly reduce swelling and itchiness. You can use it directly on mosquito, bee, and wasp bites and stings.

    Me and bug bites do not mix well – I usually have a nasty reaction and can swell up pretty instantly. To avoid some larger, super itchy bites, I tried this little gadget and let me tell sure does work. When I noticed a bite and the beginnings of that irritating, itchy feeling, I immediately applied the suction tool. Without fail, it stopped the swelling and reduced the bump over the new few hours. Yes it can leave a red ring on your skin, but that usually fades quickly *and* I never experienced bruising.

    Promising review: "I cannot stress how much better this simple little tool has made my quality of life during summer. I have horrific allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We're talking bumps swelling to the width of softballs within minutes of the bite. This tool doesn't make those bumps go away, but it stops the itch IMMEDIATELY. I was a huge skeptic; how could a little suction cure this agonizingly itchy allergic reaction? It provides instant relief that no pill, cream, or injection ever has ever achieved for me. If you live anywhere where insect bites are common, you need to own one of these!" —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in packs).

    9. A two-in-one candle holder ideal for your holiday table! You can go from pillar candles to tea lights in a matter of seconds, so there's zero chance you won't get that Insta-worthy shot of your perfectly decorated table.


    They're also stackable if you're looking for extra height!

    Get a set of three from Food52 for $34 (available in four colors).

    10. Or a self-extinguishing candlestick so don't have to worry about burning a candle late at night when you're most at risk of falling asleep. As the candle burns lower toward the holding point, the cap will fall forward to put out the flame!


    Get it from Hay for $40.

    11. A Goodful digital food scale with a conversion chart etched directly onto the top to guide you mid-recipe. No more sticky fingerprints all over your phone as you try to figure out how many cups are in a pint. Or teaspoons in a tablespoon.


    Promising review: "This was a great deal for a great product! It’s a lightweight, sleek design that does the job. So glad I purchased it." —Greatreviewer

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection sold exclusively at Macy's for $35.99.

    12. A PopThirst cup or can sleeve so you can keep a firm grasp on your beverage at the next tailgate, no matter how ~enthusiastic~ you get. Enthusiastic = drunk.


    Get the cup sleeve or the can sleeve from PopSockets for $15 (available in various designs).

    13. Leaf scoops to make yard work 10x easier, because we've all been suckered into helping with the fall cleanup. Yes, jumping into a leaf pile is fun...but collecting them not so much.


    And you won't have to directly touch gross wet leaves! Success!

    Promising review: "I picked these up to help get my lawn under control. I have several large oaks and a few pine trees in my yard. I saw so many positive reviews that I figured that these leaf scoops were worth a try, and I'm glad I did. The speed in which I can bag yard waste is significantly increased, and I feel much more efficient. I have big hands, and these still work fine for me. I can't argue with the ease of use and overall efficiency that they provide when it comes to picking up leaves. They've held up great and I strongly recommend them." —Josh F

    Get them from Amazon for $37.95.

    14. 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.

    15. A stick-and-play marble wall toy for kids that can improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The best part? Since it sticks on the wall, it'll save space in their room and can work in classrooms as well.


    The ramps can be easily hooked on and off – meaning your child can get creative with the path they build.

    Promising review: "I got this for my daughter who is an elementary school kid. She enjoys it throughly and plays every day since we bought this. The toy really kindles her creative thoughts so much that she is trying various combinations and styles to create bridges. She has started talking about becoming an engineer and construct bridges!" —Chennaivaasi

    Get it from Amazon for $59. For similar games, click here!

    16. A watering funnel so your plant care regime can be that much tidier. It looks like another leaf, but it's really your solution to annoying windowsill drips and splashes!

    Animi Causa

    Get a set of three from Animi Causa for $12.99.

    17. Dishwasher cleaner tablets, because just putting things in the dishwasher for a quick spin may not be enough. *gasps*. Gross smells and lime can build up in your dishwasher, so these tablets will clean your machine for future spotless washes.


    Promising review: "I started getting white streaks all over my dishes. That never happened before. Thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. I kept getting clean dishes with this weird white film on them. I'd wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on. I found these tablets and gave them a try! And now my dishes are back to being spotless!" —Carey Holzman

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $4.62.

    18. A Christmas tree stand that'll immediately adjust to the width of the trunk to make setup a breeze. It can support a tree up to 10-feet tall, so yes, go crazy this holiday season.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.95.

    19. And! A wireless Christmas tree fire alarm, because the absolute last thing you want to experience during the holiday season is a fire. It'll blend in with ornaments, but comes equipped with a heat sensor to detect high, potentially dangerous temperatures.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $69.95.

    20. A hair finishing cream to help tame those annoying baby hairs that surround your face and fly around no matter the weather or how much you try to control them. Sleek buns, we will master you.


    Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won't leave your hair greasy.

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RHoffsommer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    21. Glossier's Brow Flick that'll help define your brows in a natural way. You can increase your arch, add color and definition in areas lacking hair, and extend the tail of your brow for a fuller look.


    Promising review: "I was a bit hesitant when ordering the Brow Flick pen, thinking how well could this actually work. I'm so happy I took a chance on this product! Chemo has taken away my eye brows and this pen has given them back. The pen makes precise marks so I can create a brow that looks realistic. Thanks for making a product that helps me feel more like myself again." —Jessica

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three shades).

    And check out our review on Glossier's Brow Flick pen!

    22. Stackable ice trays so you can make stick cubes that'll fit into your insulated bottle. The silicone bottoms mean you can easily pop the ice out, instead of furiously banging the tray against your kitchen counter. Yes, we've been there, too.


    Promising review: "I was frustrated with not being able to get cubes into my water bottle; crushed ice was messy and cubed ice was too big. This tray provides the PERFECT it. You can adjust thickness easily and the ice never gets stuck in the tray because of a gummy-like bottom. The tray material does not affect the ice taste, too. Five stars!" —Cop_that

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.95 (available in two color sets).

    23. Silicone reusable bags that'll do just about anything: marinate, sous vide, store leftovers, and hold snacks. They can go in the dishwasher, the freezer, or the microwave! AND they are airtight and latex- and BPA-free!


    I own a couple of these bags and really love them. I've stored veggies and other leftovers and have also used them for steaming. They're durable and easily washable, too.

    Promising review: "These are great - I've used them for everything from holding snacks and small items while backpacking to storing frozen food and leftovers. I like that you can boil these, it makes it really easy to take veggies out of the freezer and cook them right in the bag. Easy to clean in the dishwasher + a bottle brush when needed." —Cassandra

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes and nine styles).

    24. Blue-light blocking glasses so your eyes aren't absolutely killing you by the end of the work week. If you stare at a computer (and your phone) way too much, then these are for you!

    @zennioptical via Instagram / Via

    I wear blue-light blocking glasses and absolutely love them. I was experiencing headaches nearly every day and my eyes felt so strained by the time I got home. Once I started wearing my glasses, I felt such a relief by the end of the first week. My eyes weren't as tired and I didn't feel as much pain. Now since I've been wearing them for months, I've experienced very few headaches and minimal eye irritation.

    Check out the full collection from Zenni here (available in women's, men's, and kid's sizes and styles).

    And click here for similar blue-light blocking glasses on Amazon!

    25. Charcoal air fresheners for your shoes or gym bag that'll banish all smelly smells probably lingering in your apartment. They'll absorb excess moisture, preventing mold, mildew, and bacteria build-up.


    These fresheners can last up to two years! To keep them at their best, put them in the sun once a month.

    Promising review: "Our boys play a lot of sports, but we bought these specifically for our teenage son's soccer cleats. We tried spray and sneaker balls, but they didn't touch the smell. His cleats were so gross if he took them off in the car I had to roll down the windows. When these bags are in, you can't smell the cleats. If you stick your nose up in his shoes they still have an odor but I feel like they are constantly having to battle the funk so they are doing a great job. He can also stick his cleats in his bag and not make all his kits smell. These are definitely worth the purchase." —Aimee

    Get two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available as a four or six pack).

    And click here to check out more solutions for smelly feet.

    26. A makeup setting spray made with tea extracts to prevent fine lines and caking, even after hours of wear. It's fast-drying and non-sticky, so your skin won't be left feeling tight. Your 10 p.m. makeup will look just as good as your 9 a.m. makeup., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best setting spray I have tried. It feels like nothing on. It doesn't irritate my skin or leave a residue and it works very well. It's easy to dispense and it doesn't cause my mascara to run when I spray it on. The mist goes on evenly. It leaves a beautiful, natural finish. I an delighted and will certainly repurchase." —A. Black

    Get it from Amazon for $12.25+ (available as a pack of two).

    27. A jewelry cleaning brush, because no one should deal with dull diamonds. This brush will make them sparkle just like the first day you bought them.

    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.

    28. An OXO dish squeegee to clear leftover food from dishes, countertops, and sinks. It'll make your cleaning process that much easier so you don't have to waste water. Less water = lower water bill.


    The flat and curved edges mean you can tackle both plates and bowls. No nook or cranny stand a chance!

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. We live in a studio apartment with a small kitchenette and our sink likes to spray everywhere. We are hooked up to grey water and do not have a garbage disposal. This product not only is fantastic at scrapping food off of our plates (so it doesn't go down the drain), it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere! I also take it into the bathroom and squeegee the countertop when I've made too big of a mess getting ready!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    29. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover for carpet, couches, clothing, and bedding. Just imagine a household and car that's not covered in pet hair. Imagine.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. With multiple cats and two dogs who have no boundaries in the house (couches, chairs and beds are free game), and more than a few with black fur, our furniture and carpets were constantly covered. This thing works wonders! Easy to use, does the job right, and cheap. What a bang for your buck. The fur comes right off, it's a miracle. I recently used it in our bedroom since we have light blue carpet. The vacuum wasn't sucking up the fur and the carpet looked dingy and dirty. I got down and went to town on the carpet with this thing and the difference is like night and day. Seriously, if you have pets, this is a must. Bought it in March, it's now October and it still works like a beast. You won't regret buying this." —dameow687

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (also available in packs).

    30. CeraVe's moisturizing cream, because it hydrates and nourishes without making your skin feel oily. It's dermatologist-recommended, quick-absorbing, and long-lasting.

    Promising review: "Last year I moved to a new town and saw a new dermatologist who recommended CeraVe Moisturizing Cream for my dry skin and eczema. I can't tell you how many products doctors have recommended in the past that turned out to be just okay — so naturally, I took this advice with a giant grain of salt. But being the hopeful soul I am, I still gave it a shot. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID. First of all, you can use it all over, including on your face, which is very convenient. Second, it absorbs completely without leaving you feel either ~dry~ or gross and greasy. It's got some skin-strengthening ingredients and some fancy technology for releasing moisture all day (I read the jar...ha). But from experience, I can say that, yes, it does leave your skin perfectly soft and really does last all day. And for sensitive folks, it's also one of those free-of-everything creams. Can't recommend it enough." —Sarah MacMillan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.07.

    And check out our full review of the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.

    31. A 32-ounce hydration-tracking water bottle to keep you on track throughout the day. The bottle is leak-free, so you can throw it in your bag for all-day use without the fear of spills.


    The bottle also comes with a fruit diffuser so you can flavor your water if you get a little too bored of drinking plain water day in and day out.

    Promising review: "I do not drink enough water, especially at work. I love this thing. It has really helped me stay on track. I use the times on the side to make sure I'm drinking water to the line level. It's a great visual. I love the hand strap so I can carry it and my laptop and whatever from meeting to meeting. The little snap makes sure the lid stays closed even if I drop it. Haven't tried the infuser yet, but it's big enough for a few strawberries (cut up) or cucumbers or whatever you want." —Kindle Customer

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

    32. 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., Amazon

    I own these containers and absolutely love them. They keep my produce fresh 5x longer than normal plastic containers. I can now store strawberries and blueberries for longer than a week and not feel incredibly guilty about not eating them in time. By the second week, they are still fresh!

    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 a mixed set of two from Amazon for $18.93.

    And check out our review on the Rubbermaid produce saver containers!

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