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    31 Products That Made Me Say, “Wait, That’s Actually Genius”

    But actually, did Einstein invent these?

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    1. A hair finishing stick and cream that'll keep your wildest flyaways in place. It's like a mascara wand, but instead of combing through your lashes, it slicks your stray baby hairs down (without making them look greasy).

    A comparison showing a person's bun before and after using the hair finishing stick
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    Reviewers love that it's pretty much scent free and doesn't leave their hair oily.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    2. A pack of cat-inspired furniture-protecting socks that'll save your floors from getting scuffed. They also help reduce noise, so your downstairs neighbours won't hate you if you decide to do a bit of redecorating in the middle of the night.

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    Get four sets (16 socks) on Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    3. A trio of three-pronged microfibre tools that'll get all of the dust out of your blinds and vents. They come in a pack of three, so you can leave one in your car, one in your house-cleaning kit, and one in your office.

    The microfibre tools being used to clean out vents and blinds
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    They microfibre sleeve slides off, so you can throw it in the wash when you're done dusting.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    4. A Goo Gone pen that'll clean up gluey and gooey messes on the go. From gum to glitter, this stuff works on pretty much everything, so it'll probably become just as essential as your Tide To Go pen.

    A person holding a Goo Gone pen
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.36.

    5. A little deodorizing diva that removes odours of your microwave, oven, or refrigerator. Using it is simple: Just fill it with vinegar and water, pop it inside your appliance, and let it do its thing.

    A fridge-deodorizing diva on the shelf of a fridge next to eggs and tubs
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99. Also available in purple.

    6. An exfoliating back loofah that will probably be your new BFF if you're struggling with acne on your back or bumps on your booty. Reviewers love how it helps them get at hard-to-reach places and say that it gives a great scrub without being too scratchy.

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    If you sweat up a storm in the summer, you definitely need this in your life. It helps you reach all those places you can't get on your own, and you don't have to enlist the help of your partner to make sure your pores go unclogged.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    7. A pack of transparent cat-scratching shields that'll stop your four-legged friend from destroying your furniture. Reviewers say they're easy to install, super low-key, and even work on leather chairs and sofas.

    A cat scratching a couch with shields on it

    Get a pack of six shields on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    8. A pair of performance thumbsticks for your gaming controller that'll give you increased accuracy and a better grip on your device. Not only will they help you hit your high score, but they look pretty darn cool, too.

    A person holding up a PlayStation 4 controller with performance thumbsticks
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    Get PlayStation 4-compatible thumbsticks on Amazon Canada for $20.99. Also available for Xbox One.

    9. A bottle of fast-drying nail polish drops that'll set your manicure in 60 seconds flat. It's packed with jojoba oil and vitamin E, so it'll help keep your cuticles in tip-top shape, too.

    A person putting nail polish drops on their finished manicure
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.80.

    10. A Ballcap Buddy that'll make cleaning your favourite caps a breeze. You just place your hat inside, pop it on the top rack of the dishwasher, and let the magic happen. It may seem like a silly doodad, but it'll help your hat retain its shape, meaning it won't get all wonky before you're ready to replace it.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    11. A detangling brush specifically designed for curly hair that'll cause less pain, pulling, and damage. It has over 2,200 positive reviews and people say it's a must if you have 4C curls.

    The brush and a comparison showing a person's hair before and after using it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in teal.

    12. A time-marked water bottle that'll encourage you to drink more H2O, so that you stay hydrated all day long. It fits an entire gallon of water, so you won't have to refill it every single hour.

    A waterbottle on a track with fruit and water inside
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.96+. Available in 16 colours.

    13. Some no-show arch support socks with padded soles that'll relieve pain from flat feet. Reviewers say they're super absorbent thanks to the cushioning, making them great for people who suffer from sweaty feet, too.

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    Get a pack of two black pairs on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Also available in peach and in a combo pack.

    14. A jewellery-cleaning brush that'll keep your trinkets and treasures from getting dull and dingey. Reviewers say the brush tip makes it super easy to get all up the tiny crevices of your baubles.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    15. A retractable travel lint roller that'll help you defuzz and defluff on the go. Reviewers say it's ultra sticky and effective, and doesn't eat up too much space in their bags (it's about as small as a highlighter).

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    It comes with 30 sheets of lint paper, and you can grab refills for it here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    16. A set of stainless steel mixing bowls that come with grater attachments and lids, making prepping and storing your ingredients a total walk in the park. The bowls have rubber handles and bottoms, so they're easy to grip and won't slide around while you're mixing.

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    The set comes with three nesting mixing bowls, three rubber lids, and three grater attachments.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    17. A bestselling gel toilet stamp that cleans away stains and rings with every flush. It's also scented, so your bathroom will always smell fresh, no matter what goes on in there.

    A toilet stamp being stamped onto the bowl of a toilet
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    Each pack comes with 24 stamps and each stamp lasts about 12 days.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    18. A dual-ended eyeglass-cleaning tool with padded tongs to wipe both sides of your lenses at once, and a retractable brush to sweep away dust and debris. Reviewers love that it works wonders without lens cleaner, so they don't have to carry around any unnecessary bottles.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in six colours.

    19. A silicone makeup brush organizer with a flexible interior that can hold beauty tools of all shapes and sizes (even toothbrushes and tweezers!). If your vanity is already organized, you can use it to hold pens, pencils, and other stationery essentials at your desk.

    Makeup brushes standing up in the makeup brush organizer
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in three colours.

    20. A roll of stick-on window privacy covering that'll block out harmful UV rays and keep your nosy neighbours from peeping into your home. They're transparent enough to let the light in, so you don't have to live under the cover of darkness at all times.

    A window decorated with privacy covering
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    You can cut it to fit your windows perfectly and its 3D pattern creates an awesome rainbow effect inside your home.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in three sizes.

    21. A expandable utensil tray that'll keep your forks, knives, and spoons separated from your kitchen gadgets and gizmos. The side pockets can be stretched out to fit even more doodads, if you're working with a ton of drawer space.

    An expandable utensil tray in a drawer with utensils inside
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.35.

    22. A box of Pedialyte electrolyte freezies that taste great and will help you battle a hangover. One reviewer says they're the perfect cure for rough summer mornings, so stock up before you hit the sangria.

    Pedialyte freezies laying out on a table
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    They come in a combo pack of grape, blue raspberry, cherry, and orange.

    Get a pack of 16 on Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    23. A set of braided lightning chargers of various lengths, including one that's a whopping ten feet long. Now you won't have to get out of bed to charge your devices and can scroll to your heart's content while your battery refills.

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    BuzzFeed writer Imaan Sheikh says that she loves them because they give her the freedom to move around while her devices charge. They also withstand bites from kittens, which is great if you're a pet owner.

    Get a five-pack of cables from Amazon Canada for $17.99. Available in three colours.

    24. A pack of gear detergent specifically designed for down jackets and sleeping bags (essential, if you have a camping trip on the horizon). It's super gentle and doesn't have any extra ingredients like perfumes, softeners, or brighteners that typically mess with technical fabrics.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.37.

    25. A pack of antibacterial bra liners to catch your boob sweat and keep it from seeping into your shirt. They'll protect your bod from uncomfortable heat rashes and make underwire bras a lot more comfortable to wear, too.

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    They're machine washable and are easy on sensitive skin.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $24.98. Available in size S-XXL.

    26. A tube of peel-off eyebrow tattoo gel that'll make filling in your brows a breeze and save you from messing around with a pencil. The gel will tint your brows for up to three days, so you won’t have to repeat the process every morning.

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    If you don’t have a super-steady hand, you may want to use a stencil (like the ones above) to guide you.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.96. Available in three colours.

    27. A circular silicone spatula with measurement conversions written right on it, so you never have to Google with flour-covered hands again. It's sturdy enough to cut dough, but gently enough to scrape out pots and pans without scratching them.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in three colours.

    28. A set of reusable grilling sheets that'll ensure no morsels of food escapes through the cracks of your BBQ. They're made of non-stick material and are a more eco-friendly alternative to aluminum foil, if you're trying to cut back on waste.

    Shrimp and vegetables on a reusable grilling sheet
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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    29. A tin of candle adhesive that'll help hold your candles firmly in place in their holders. Now you won't have to worry about ruining a romantic evening with a fiery blaze, if one of your long-stem candles tries to tip itself over.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.74. Also available in packs of two and four.

    30. A jar of banana-coloured setting powder that won't leave that dreaded white flashback that many powders do. It's great for baking and will help control oil (which is pretty much essential, now that summer is in full swing).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99. Available in three shades.

    31. A pack of soft and flexible flat balls that you can use to practice your technique inside and outside. Reviewers love that they don't fly far and say they're a great training tool for anyone who's prone to topping the ball.

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    Get a set of six on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

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