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    Jan 27, 2020

    27 Things You'll Probably End Up Using Seven Days A Week

    Because these products are just so darn useful.

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    1. A motivational planner to keep track of exactly which days you've marked as future vacation. Oh, and to also keep track of lunch appointments, big meetings, due dates, etc. Work hard, play hard.

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    Promising review: "My attention was immediately caught by the bright pink and orange writing, 'A Lot Can Happen In a Year.' As if the endless opportunities that are hidden in that phrase didn't excite me enough – I opened this planner to find colorful and spunky pages that were begging to be decorated.

    The planner is laid out perfectly with note pages, monthly grids, and weekly layouts that give you more than enough room to personalize your days. I love that each month is designated a different color and created by different artists, as well as the abundance of stickers that allow me to brighten up my pages on dull days. I love getting organized with this planner." —Alaina K.

    Get it from ban.do for $14.99 (originally $20; available in three styles).

    2. Blue light–blocking glasses for reducing digital eye strain. If you sit in front of a computer for hours on end (or use your phone wayyyyy too much), then these are for you! They can leave your eyes feeling way less dry and tired from screen time.

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    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 of Zenni glasses here (available in women's, men's, and kid's sizes and styles).

    And click here for similar blue-light blocking glasses on Amazon! For our full review of the Zenni glasses, click here!

    3. A makeup remover cloth that only needs water to lazily remove everything at the end of a long day. No more sleeping in last night's makeup because you couldn't keep your eyes open long enough to remove your eyeliner and mascara.

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    Promising review: "I love this eraser. I am terrible about being consistent with washing the makeup off of my face every night, standing at the sink splashing water all over the place. This thing is so convenient and I can use it while I sit on my couch. It, of course, takes some work work to actually get makeup off but so do makeup wipes. This, unlike makeup wipes, do not burn my skin or eyes. It's super soft and makes my skin feel great. I love how eco-friendly it is, too!" —Marisa

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    Check out our full review of the Makeup Eraser here! It was also selected as our mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    4. A handheld back massager with six speeds, six nodes, and six modes. This device will provide a deep tissue massage to restore tired muscles. Yes, please!

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    This massager can also work on your legs, feet, and neck. The battery can last up to 100 minutes, and has an indicator light to let you know when it needs to be recharged. The motor also has a safety feature to prevent overheating.

    Promising review: "So far, so good. I read other reviews and opted to pick this massager specifically because it's wireless. The attachments are really easy to screw off and on. It's a bit heavy, but honestly, that's what you need if you are massaging your own back or legs. The extra weight prevents you from having to use your own strength to bear down, which would cause you to tense up too much to get any benefit if you were massaging your back. The foot massager attachment looked a bit intimidating, but it feels great." —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. 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.

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    I own these containers and absolutely love them. They keep my produce fresh five times 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 Arizona or Washington. 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 them from Amazon for $4.95+ (available in various sizes and in packs).

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

    6. Mario Badescu facial sprays for mid-day hydration to help soothe tight, dry, and tired skin. You can choose between cucumber and green tea, herbs and rosewater, and chamomile and lavender. No matter which, you'll always look forward to a refreshing pick-me-up.

    @mariobadescu / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/mariobadescu/?hl=en, Amazon

    Promising review: "I've always seen a lot of beauty gurus and makeup artists use this, but I never really felt the need to get it. I was using an organic rosewater mist before and loved the effects it had on my skin and it sparked my curiosity to try Mario Badescu's version. The smell is incredible, it moisturizes in a very light and subtle way, it doesn't have any sticky after feel, and it makes my skin look luminous and smell great. I use this after skin care and after makeup. I honestly feel like I use it too often, but that is just how pleasant it is. I'll be reordering this one and trying out the Green Tea one as well." —Selene

    Get the trio from Amazon for $21.

    7. 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).

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    Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back." —M. Hanson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in seven colors).

    8. A bottle of La Roche-Posay salicylic acid cleanser that'll rid your skin of excess oil and fight any and every type of breakout you may experience (whiteheads and blackheads included).

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    This gel can be used twice a day and is said to decrease surface oil by over 40%.

    Promising review: "I've tried many, many face washes for blemish prone skin in my lifetime and this is one of my favorites. It's very mild, lathers beautifully, and leaves your face feeling extremely clean without being tight or stripped of moisture. There was a noticeable difference in the clearness of my skin within the first week of use! I like to wipe my makeup off with a microfiber cloth first, then wash my face with this cleanser to get off the first layer of makeup and gunk. I have many problems with my skin, and this seems to really work for me in terms of gently yet effectively controlling oiliness, acne, and blackheads specifically." —Shoko

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. Color-coded cutting boards, because mixing raw meats with veggies when prepping food is unsanitary! They're pretty flexible, too, so you'll be able to bend them to funnel ingredients into bowls.

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    Each board provides a handy photo so you know which is which, plus they're lightweight, slip-resistant, and durable.

    Promising review: "Very durable so far! I bought them four months ago, used them almost daily and got usual marks from knives but never got close to cutting through. I've put them in the dishwasher and while they did bow slightly, I just bent them in the opposite direction before storing them and they're good as new. The little photos haven't washed off, either. They haven't slipped on me. Overall, great for the price." —T.

    Get the set from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in a set of four or six).

    10. A hair finishing cream to help tame those annoying baby hairs that surround your face when you throw your hair into a messy bun or ponytail. Sometimes you don't have the energy or time to fully style your locks, so you need a quick-fix.

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    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.

    11. A mini steamer so you never again have to pull out the ironing board for last-minute touchups. It'll produce steam in two minutes and last a full 15, so you can tackle your pants and shirt without having to refill the water tank.

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    Promising review: "Like with many trends in life I was super skeptical at first. My mom always ironed my stuff when I was growing up and because I was lazy I just accepted wearing wrinkled clothes since I left her house. I got this steamer because it looked simple to use and wasn’t too expensive. But wow...it heated up in less than a minute. It starts bubbling up so you know when it’s ready. In less than 30 seconds it took out 90% of the wrinkles...it’s also light, easy to use, and safe unlike irons so you can use it wherever. It’s corded so you do need to be near an outlet, which is the only potential con. Otherwise great product and I’m so glad I discovered it!" —sm213520

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A Baggu reusable tote that'll squash your dependency on plastic bags. You can bring one with you while grocery shopping or just running errands. Plus, since it can fold into a small pouch, you can throw it into a larger bag if you're traveling.

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    Promising review: "These are great. Large capacity, thin but very durable material, fun colors and patterns, and they fold easily into a lightweight little square. I toss one in my purse and I'm ready to carry a couple of grocery bags' worth of stuff. I've tried various reusable bags before, but found them too flimsy or small, or too difficult to fold up correctly. These are the first I've bought extras of." —riverrat01

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in 20 styles).

    13. A Wet Brush with soft, flexible bristles to get knots out of wet or dry hair without ripping puffs out, so your styling time won't be a painful experience. It'll also work on all hair types, no matter how thin or thick.

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    Promising review: "This brush has been a miracle for my daughter and me. With her very long, straight, and fine hair we were always struggling with knots, tangles, etc. She has a sensitive scalp too, so all that pulling was painful. The longer her hair got, the more knots appeared. I've bought so many different brushes to try to address this issue, not to mention detangler sprays and treatments, but her hair just seemed to be getting worse. A family member happened to use their Wet Brush on my daughter's hair, and voila! It's like her hair magically became manageable, finally! Now, there is no pulling, no more knots, and her hair even appears shinier. I'm blown away at what this simple brush can do." —Skylamor

    Get two from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in pink or purple).

    Also, check out our spotlight on the Wet Brush!

    14. A pack of incredibly gorgeous silicone straws so you can ditch the traditional plastic one given to you in your iced coffee each morning. The environment ain't gonna save itself.

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    You'll get 10 straws, four carrying cases, and four cleaning squeegees.

    Promising review: "These straws are amazing. I love the size, and I love that they aren't too structured, so it won't hurt your teeth like metal straws. And you get so many for the price! It's a great deal." —Sarah H.

    Get them from Food52 for $25.

    15. An OXO dish squeegee that'll help 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.

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    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 gray 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.

    16. 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.

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    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.

    17. 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.

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    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+.

    18. A 15-piece makeup brush set with ultra-soft bristles so applying your makeup will become a breeze. The marbled handles and copper accents mean you'll actually want to leave the brushes out on your bathroom countertop.

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    The set includes 14 types of brushes: bronzer, powder, liquid foundation, blush, flat contour, flat angled foundation, eyeshadow (it comes with two), eyelash, angled eyebrow brush, eyeliner, blending, concealer, small shader, and eye smudge.

    Promising review: "These are very pretty and easy to work with, and they're not too heavy. I love that this set comes with all the different eye brushes you need to make your eye makeup very precise. The blending brushes are very soft and the powder and setting brushes are nice and fluffy. I’m really enjoying this set; it's a great variety and great quality at a great price!!" —MLB

    Get a set of 15 from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors and holder sold separately).

    And check out more of the best makeup brushes you can get on Amazon.

    19. A charging pad to make charging that much easier and faster. It's compatible with iPhones, Samsungs, and Google phones so all you need to do is place your phone down (WITH the case on).

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    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 $10.95+ (available in three colors).

    20. An Amazon Fire TV stick that'll provide access to thousands of channels and apps, plus over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. So come Friday night when you're wayyyy too tired to go out, you won't have to Google "what should I watch tonight?" before picking something.

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    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.

    Promising review: "The Amazon Fire Stick is an amazing device. Television services are moving away from cable and satellite and are moving toward internet-based streaming formats. In fact, it provides you with every kind of app you can think of and does it at an affordable price. It plugs into the HDMI jack on your television and also comes with a power adapter that plugs into the wall. In order to work, you need to connect the device to your Wi-Fi. Movies and shows displayed by the device are typically in HD quality with good picture and sound quality. It is easy to set up and use and I was up and running in minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

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

    21. And a universal attachment so you don't have to fumble between remotes (and inputs) when all you wanna do is watch reruns of The Office. It'll clip onto your Fire TV Stick remote and transform into the only one you need.

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    Promising review: "This is a great little accessory for your Amazon remote. I was tired of always getting my TV controller out to change the volume or input or turn the TV on or off, but this little addition does it all and attaches right to the fire TV remote." —TDS

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    22. A cold brew maker since nothing is as refreshing as an iced coffee with breakfast. It'll also help you save big bucks if you're someone who typically buys coffee every morning (sorry Starbucks).

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    The filter is easy to remove and clean when needed. All you have to do is steep ground coffee in water overnight and boom, you've got a brew that can be served over ice.

    Promising review: "What can I say that hasn't been said? This thing is glorious. So fast to fill, so easy to empty the grounds, makes delicious cold brew out of even the cheapest ground coffee. I fill the filter up until I can only see about a half inch of the white at the top, run water over the grounds until the pitcher is full, and return in 18–24 hours to remove the filter. A pitcher of smooth and amazing cold brew to enjoy!" —Miki Laurent

    Get it from Amazon for $16.48+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    This was also selected as our low-price pick for the best cold brew coffee makers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    23. Oil-blotting sheets so you never again have to worry about a greasy face halfway through the day. One sheet will soak up any excess shine, leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft.

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    And they won't strip away your makeup in the blotting process! Trust me — I own these and use them everyday. They're a great way to touch-up if you're feeling extra greasy and oily.

    Promising review: "I've been using drugstore blotting papers for a long time. I wish I had found this brand sooner. First, the cases are sturdier than others, so they don't flatten and tear in my purse. The bamboo sheet is strong yet soft, and the paper seems to absorb more oil than the others I've used. No matter how long my day is, with these papers my face still feels fresh and clean throughout." —Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in three versions and in larger packs).

    24. Porter ceramic to-go bowls to make food-on-the-run incredibly easy and convenient. It's silicone top will trap in all types of food (sauces included), and the strap will lock tightly to avoid mess.

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    Promising review: "I have been using this product since October 2017 and can't say enough good things. It keeps food fresh and has a good seal. It's important to take the strap off when washing to ensure there is no food left behind. It can be a little tricky to get back on but its worth it for a good seal. I always hand wash the lid and strap. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality lunch bowl for daily use. I've even given them out as gifts and plan on buying another." —Natalie

    Get it from Food52 for $25+ (available in multiple colors and as a plastic option).

    25. A habit-tracking calendar that'll help you become more aware of your everyday routine and what sets you up for success versus what drains you mentally, physically, and emotionally. You can track daily habits, weekly habits, and monthly habits and each month is themed to better help you in the areas of sleep, gratitude, and movement.

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    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce stress and nail down some habits, and I've always done better when I can see progress tangibly. I'd been eyeing this calendar for some time, but was unsure if it was worth the money. I decided to go for it. SO glad I did. It has some 'homework' pages at the beginning to help you focus in on your goals. It has helped me be more disciplined AND narrow my focus, so I'm not worrying about doing everything under the sun each day." —Flight of Stars

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    26. Microwave covers to control soup and sauce explosions from happening. You can also use them to store leftovers *and* while cooking via stovetop.

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    Promising review: "I use these in many ways. First, I use then in the microwave. I also use it in lieu of plastic wrap when I put things in the fridge or prove dough. One is a perfect size for my KitchenAid mixer bowl. I use the small one when I want to keep my coffee warm, too. Very versatile, and I have had zero problems with them. They are unaffected by the microwave (warp or stain) and take up no space." —ScubaDeb

    Get the set of five from Amazon for $15.94.

    27. Car trunk organizers that'll adhere to standard trunk liners and floor mats to secure groceries, shopping bags, and plants. Instead of listening to items roll around in the back of your trunk, you'll be able to separate items and keep them compartmentalized while you drive!

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    Promising review: "These are marvelous. The Velcro holds really well and my trunk now has much more usable room. The organizers hold back my extra blankets and snow scrapers needed for emergencies in the Adirondack winters. Love the convenience. Well worth the reasonable price." —Bettay K.

    Get a single organizer from Amazon for $4.82+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

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