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    1. A bag handle holder because you know the struggle of trying to get all of your shopping bags into your home in only ONE trip from the car. This makes it easy to hold all of your bags at once and will give your fingers a break in the process.


    These superhero handles can hold up to 80 lbs. on each!

    Promising review: "Like a lot of reviewers I’ve read on here, I do not like to make more than one trip packing my groceries home and up multiple floors. So to be able to load up multiple bags with a nicely cushioned handle that does not cut into your fingers is definitely a game-changer!" —Murdog

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A fan-favorite Wet brush you can use on both wet and dry hair that won't tug or pull. You'll end up with less hair damage, and your scalp will thank you for avoiding painful brush sessions.

    Promising review: "I am that girl who wakes up in the morning with a HUGE knot in the back of my head! I DREAD getting out of the shower, with a wide-tooth comb and painfully brushing out my hair. It takes about 15–20 minutes! With this new brush, at first I couldn't believe it was actually brushing my hair (no pain) by the end of a few minutes, ALL of my knots were gone and my hair felt silky and smooth! WOW! Thank you Wet Brush!" —Chrissy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94 (available in 30 colors and patterns).

    3. A Deep V bikini line sheet mask to give yourself some TLC. Shaving and waxing can leave razor burn so pamper it with this mask featuring honey, niacinamide, and rose extract. Your hoo-ha will thank you.

    Models with the oval sheet masks on their bikini lines
    Oui the People

    Oui the People is a Black-owned business, and their products are designed to help you get your shave on with less pain and more self-love.

    Promising review: "I will be ordering more! Exactly what I needed for an extremely sensitive bikini line. Using these in-between lasers is so soothing for the area." —Whitney Carson

    Get a single pack from Oui the People for $8

    4. A Luminoodle — AKA an LED light strip that can be placed behind your television for brighter colors and sharper images. I mean, just look at those results.

    A reviewer's TV: hazier and too bright in some places before, and sharper and clearer with the backlighting after

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I though it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! It supposedly relieves eye strain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can't comment on that." —Rgd18

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight sizes and styles).

    5. A Grande Cosmetics' Lash Serum to promote lash growth so you can ditch the makeup since your lashes will already look bomb on their own.

    A before/after of a reviewer's lashes, looking much fuller and longer after

    Promising review: "I really wish I would have taken 'before' pics. My hairdresser told me about this stuff and said 'it works so good I had to stop using it every night.' I thought to myself 'Oh yeah, lashes too long, no such thing' but I on my second tube and I'm going to start using every other night. My lashes are so long, and it's like I have a double row of lashes. My bottom lashes are thicker too. I rarely write reviews but wanted to share because it really really works." —Asc

    Get a three-month supply from Amazon for $65.

    6. A Jergens in-shower lotion because some of us (currently raising my hand), don't like applying lotions period. This one makes it easy to get your moisturizing done in the shower without the greasy post-shower application (the bane of my existence). I truly love this stuff and that's coming from someone who hates applying lotion.

    A model holding the bottle in the shower

    It blends with the water on your skin and dries quickly so you don't have to wait around before getting dressed.

    Promising review: "I have always used and loved Jergens because it dried faster than other popular brands of lotions. When another lotion brand came out with their in-shower, rinse off lotion, I tried it and liked it — but it left my shower a horrible mess. I had to scrub my shower all the time. So this is a dream. It's the same great, fast drying lotion that I love, but it is convenient to do in the shower and it doesn't make my tub a mess to clean. I love the green tea scent. When I use it before bed, my skin is noticeably softer the next morning. And it's is 100% more convenient than applying traditional lotions OR scrubbing my tub every other day." —Bernie Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three scents).

    7. A windproof umbrella so you can confidently venture out into the rain without the fear of your umbrella flipping inside out. This vented double-canopy umbrella will ensure you'll stay perfectly dry and won't have to wrestle with it getting blown around in the wind.

    Promising review: "Best umbrella I've ever had. I bought it after looking online for one that wouldn't fall apart at the first gust of wind in a rainstorm. After using it several times in a huge rainstorm with heavy winds, I find it seems to be indestructible. The strong wind will flip the umbrella inside out, but it quickly flips back and show no sign of being worse for wear. I plan to buy several more so I can be sure to have one at my home, office, and car." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    8. A bottle of hard-water booster powder that'll bring your coveted mugs back to life. This powder will rid your drinkware of any cloudiness from years of wear and tear.

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder

    Promising review: "We have a well and a water softener, but the dishes were still not coming out clean, and the hard water is the problem. This product is just great, dishes coming out shiny and clean. It really does help a lot with hard water in the dishwasher. I am on my third container and will keep using it. I was almost ready to buy a new dishwasher but the problem is the water softener and this product is helping me get better use out of the dishwasher. Really a fine product. It WORKS!" —Zipporah

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    9. A wallpaper-smoothing kit because you're not about to hire a task-rabbit to come put it up for you. This will save you time, money, AND the cringy potential for wrinkles in your gorgeous new wallpaper.,

    This will also work great for faux floor tile decals!

    Promising review: "I wish I had this kit sooner! Def using it again for all my future wallpaper/contact paper projects...I bought peel-and-stick wallpaper to use and it was really thin so applying it with this was still a slight pain (should’ve bought different wallpaper) but the end result was so worth it; I imagine without this kit I would have thrown all the wallpaper away and quit! Buy this kit if you are working on projects that these tools can help! So glad I read other wallpaper reviews who mentioned this." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $6.32.

    10. A bottle of Fanola Purple Shampoo that'll brighten and maintain blonde tresses without having to shell out big bucks for toning appointments at the salon. Invest in this shampoo, you won't be sorry.

    reviewer before and after photo using shampoo

    Just don't use it for more than three minutes (once a week), because then your hair will turn lavender (unless you're into that, which some reviewers are!!!).

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but this shampoo is amazing. I always struggle with brassy tones almost immediately after getting highlights and I can never find a good no-yellow shampoo until now. My stylist recommended this and it did not disappoint. After leaving it on for about four minutes, my hair looks like I just got it done professionally again. It does still leave hair a bit dry, but not as dry as some other purple shampoos. I plan on using this once a week at least to help keep my perfect tone between highlights. 100% recommended to anyone who struggles with the brass!" —Kassandra

    Get it from Amazon for $10.74+ (available in three sizes).

    For more info, check out "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo."

    11. A fur remover broom to gather all of your pet's hair into one collective pile. TBH, there's probs a lot baked into your carpet that you didn't even know was there...

    pile of fur from carpet

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile. The photo is from out dogs favorite spot on the carpet and we couldn't see ANY hair when I started raking!!!" —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    12. A charcoal-based toothpaste that's satisfyingly gross scrubbing on your teeth, but will have your teeth whiter with each brush.,

    Promising review: "Love love love it! It made my mouth feel clean and fresh — and my teeth have been whitened!! I've tried the powder charcoal teeth whitener and I hated it. This product is amazing!" —Misty O'Brien-Barques

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

    13. An all-natural surface scrub that in tandem with a little elbow grease, will have your grout, countertops, shower, and sinks sparkling. With hardworking citrus essential oil, this paste will go a long way with a cloth.

    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Humble Suds specializes in plant-based, natural cleaning products. They're located in Denver, Colorado.

    Promising review: "I used the surface scrub today on my bathtub and bathroom sink, and it works WONDERS! I love that the ingredients are minimal and organic, but gets the job done. I love this product!" —hinako jefferson

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A leather Bagnet since placing your coveted handbag on the floor is ~gross.~ This bagnet will magnetize to any metal chair or barstool!


    Bagnet is a woman-owned small business based in Sacramento working to make the lives of women easier.

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical about whether this little magnet would hold my larger, heavier bags, but it does!!! I love it! That one heavy duty magnet. And it's so fashionable!" —Theresa V.

    Get it from Bagnet for $24.99.

    15. A set of Zombie Face Masks that minimize enlarged pores and fine lines after just minutes on the skin (15 to be exact)! Invite your pals over for a summer slumber party and go face mask crazy. (Who's bringing the wine?),

    Promising review: "I'm 27 and this is my second time purchasing these masks. I use these about once every other week or so. I have seen drastic improvements in my skin. After one use my skin was not nearly as dry and flaky. My face seemed a lot more supple and plump as well. After continued use, I have noticed my fine lines on my forehead are less noticeable and the overall texture of my skin is more smooth compared to bumpy looking. I also noticed I don't look as tired even though I'm exhausted lol. My uneven skin tone has improved and my face has brightened some. I live and work in the city and I think you can tell by my skin appearance but after using these my skin looks fresh, soft, and has a nice glow to it even after one use. I will continue to keep these masks stocked in my vanity." —Rachel

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.98.

    16. A tube of L'Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara that goes on white and adds additional fibers to lengthen and thicken lashes so your new summer makeup routine will consist of lash primer and mascara...and nothing else. (If you've been saying you want lash extensions, this is your inexpensive solution.)

    Allison Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Over the years I've noticed my lashes falling out and they're not as voluminous and long as they once were (*cries*). This mascara primer has changed all of that. I use it in tandem with the Thrive Causemetics mascara for a dynamic duo that hasn't failed me yet. The primer base adds a noticeable amount of fibers to thicken my thin lashes, which gives me a full lash look.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A steering wheel tray so after you make it through the drive-thru, you can slide into a parking spot and eat your meal in absolute bliss. Trying to balance food all while attempting to avoid spillage is the ultimate fast-food feat.,

    Promising review: "Since I am in university right now as a commuter, sometimes I spend a bit of time in my car as it is comfortable compared to uncomfortable desks/chairs at my campus. This table makes it easy to work inside the car for eating or working as it has two sides. One side works as a lunch tray with a spot for a drink and the other side is mainly flat for books or a computer." —Kevin H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. An acne patch for keeping handy on pesky breakout days where you need to scram (fast). They feature hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil for gentle extraction. They're also extremely satisfying when they peel off with all that face goop.,

    Promising review: "These did exactly what they said they would. I had a rather large acne area breakout under my chin. Overnight it nearly disappeared! I will say these are best on spots with a whitehead as they work by drawing the yucky stuff out. I will definitely be getting these again." —Heather E Tapp

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in XL square patches).

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why they've earned 28,000+ 5-star reviews from customers.

    19. A bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo to not only prolong washes, but will help kick pesky flakes goodbye.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84 (or $14.10 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    20. A special sweater pill-remover stone in case that Disney sweatshirt you bought on your eighth grade field trip is your holy grail loungewear piece and its age is showing by the overabundance of pillage. This stone will have it looking good as new and will restore your inner eighth grade self's trust in all that is good in the world.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by hers! She writes: "Like many of you, I've been living in sweats and PJs during this almost-year of WFH full time. And it's made me revisit the state of some of my loungewear. Take for example, this college sweatshirt I wear all the time — as evidenced by the rather EXTENSIVE pilling all over it. So when I saw this pumice-esque sweater stone (it's made from upcycled car windshield glass — how cool is that?!), I decided it was worth the try. We've featured electric pill removers (mostly the fan-favorite Conair one) many times, and they really work. But sometimes you're looking for a little more detail or control — that's where this stone comes in handy. I was able to navigate around the contours of the logo on my sweatshirt with ease, removing pills using the corner or the entire flat bottom in a few quick strokes. It truly took no time at all — the sweatshirt was done in mere minutes. The only thing I would note is that particles do 'fall out' of the stone, so do your pill-removing on a surface that's easy to sweep or vacuum up at the end."

    Get it from Celsious (A Black woman-owned, Brooklyn-based small business) for $17 or from Amazon for $5.99.

    21. A set of affordable, wireless Bluetooth earbuds in case you're on the market for new headphones but can't fathom shelling out over $100 for them. These have sooooo many 5-star reviews (161,600+ to be exact) and they're waterproof and sweatproof. These earbuds are honestly sorcery if you ask me.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for four-plus hours with each full charge). 

    Promising review: "These are great. They really do have great noise cancellation. If I have both in I cannot hear my kids talking LOL. They pair very easily to my Android devices (Kindle, LG). What's cool about these is you can have them paired to two devices at once. I sometimes like to listen to music on one device and scroll or play games on another. Found that out by accident. I also like how if I use one bud at a time, the other can stay in the charger and I just exchange. It has excellent battery life. Three months in of regular use, I put it on the charger maybe once a week. I got the wireless charger from Tozo in addition to these and it does great. It comes with a few assorted earbud covers that you will have to try to find which fits you best. Finally found a set that fits and it makes a world of difference. You can't beat the price tag on these. Can't compare to more expensive brands myself but it is hard to imagine $100+ earbuds doing much of a better job than these. Really great buy." —Mariah

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A set of Moon Globes to perfectly refresh skin after chilled in the fridge or freezer for a *tingle-worthy* cooling effect. If your skin is looking a little puffy, massage these bad boys over the skin gently for a rejuvenated look., Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Kiramoon is a woman-owned brand whose founder Lindsey went on a mission to make skincare and its packaging reflect the joy it brought her at the end of a long work day. With every Kiramoon purchase, they donate a portion of the proceeds to Bring Change To Mind, an organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

    Okay, not only are these incredibly fun to look at (they're literally a magical, unicorn-majestical, work of art), they feel so amazingggggg after a long day. After much bloating and a puffy forehead and tense jawline, these are such a relief to use. Skincare and selfcare should truly always be this fun. These are an upgrade from facial rollers and WAY cooler.

    Get them on Asos or from Kiramoon for $42.

    23. A Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand to add a sun-kissed bronze to the skin that looks natural as heck. I swear by this stuff and will probably never stop being a fan. It just blends so well and melts in the skin beautifully.

    Charlotte Tilbury, Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    I cannot say enough good things about this contour wand. It's constantly sold out, which already tells me it is not only beloved by me, but by so many others as well. I have never had a product blend so seamlessly into my skin and genuinely look like my actual skin once I've gotten a bit of color from out in the sun. This is my holy-grail cream contour and I'll forever be a fan. If they stop making this, I will cry.

    Get it from Charlotte Tilbury for $38 (available in two colors).

    24. A Maybelline concealer to give the illusion that you've gotten your beauty rest even if you are in fact on your third cup of coffee of the day and it's only 2 p.m... This brightens and covers dark circles so you'll look ~fresh~ throughout the day.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Best coverage for under-eye bags and dark circles! I have used a lot of expensive eye products in the past and this has them all beat. I have light to medium olive complexion and was perplexed as to what color to choose. I went with the Brightener and it was a perfect match. My daughter is darker olive and it also looks good on her. Looks and feels great and can't beat the price." —Ana R.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29 (available in 18 shades).

    25. A grippy silicone strip because no one wants their bag slipping off their arm (the worst). Add this to the strap and it'll stay in place all day.


    Promising review: "I recently bought a high-quality leather shoulder strap handbag and was having problems with it sliding off my shoulder, since the leather strap was fairly smooth. So I went online and searched to see if there were any products out there that would solve this issue...and I found the Purse Gummy! It works beautifully! No more struggling with a slipping strap. It is hardly noticeable on the strap since it is on the underside, but I wouldn't mind it if was seen because it works so well." —D. Dillon

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    26. A wine stain remover you should always keep handy when those eek-worthy spills occur. Got some vino on your fave luxe throw blanket? Stain be gone!

    Reviewer's before and after with blanket stained in red wine and completely unstained after use

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it's become a party trick. LOL. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

    27. A shirt folder that'll have your drawers looking like they were just made over by Marie Kondo.,

    It's official; you've finally become your father.

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' when I opened the box and wasn't too convinced by the way it looked. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat, and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bed sheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game-changer this is. It's a must-try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors).

    28. A can crusher that'll help you save so much more room in your recycling bin. TBH, I think we just found the best new way to recycle. This looks like fun.

    You can mount this on a wall or table and crush cans to 20% of their original size. Reviewers have also said this works on smaller cans, so feel free to crunch that pet food right on up!

    Promising review: "I'm sorry to tell the can community that I've killed many of their brethren with this device. I think the other cans now recognize me and are trying to flee when I walk into the store, but they too will get what's coming to them. Muahahaha. Seriously, though, this is a good crusher. It does what I bought it for. The cans had no chance." —Markus

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A blessedly effective carpet cleaner that'll have you saying, "what sorcery is this!?" You'll never have to call Stanley Steemer again.

    vacuum cleans a light stripe into dark, dirty tan carpet

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can't always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the 'room of shame' twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh." —Vicky Faurot

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    30. A touchless vacuum so dust pans can be a thing of the past. Welcome to the future (and an easier way to clean).

    broom brushing cereal on floor into vaccuum

    Promising review: "Received as a wedding gift and LOVE this thing! If the marriage doesn't work out, I'm keeping this item for sure. Had no idea I even needed this until it was plugged in and started using it. Would definitely recommend." —Shaun

    Get it from Target for $114.99 (available in three colors).

    31. A set of heel caps in case you're attending an outdoor event and you REALLY don't want to have to wear flats just to avoid the inevitable heels sinking into the grass problem. These will save you (and your shoes).

    plastic flower-shaped cap on stiletto heel keeping it from sinking into gravel

    Promising review: "I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. First, I walked outside in thick grass, and the wedding photos were taken in a mushy grassy area. I didn't sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. My heels were fabulous. I then decided to leave them on for the rest of the night since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. So glad I tried them. I was showing them off to the other ladies, and everyone loved the look of them." —J. L. Dossey

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes).

    32. Medicated, waterproof bandages for effectively lifting warts from the deep depths of the skin.

    four images of a reviewer's wart breaking through the skin and erupting outward

    Promising review: "This worked for me. Here's what happened. First bandage: Everything turned white. Second bandage: The top layer of the wart started disappearing and I could see the blood vessels that were inside it clearly. Third bandage: It started burning while wearing it. One day was REALLY painful, but now I think I just put the bandage on too tight. There was definitely burning though. Uncomfortable, not unbearable. Fourth bandage: The skin around the wart started to crack. Fifth bandage: The skin continued to crack and I could see the wart separating. Sixth bandage: Skin separating deeper. Wart was really soft but it wouldn't budge. Seventh bandage: The wart stuck to the medicine, so when I pulled off the bandage, the wart went with it. I'm left with some raw skin that's a bit sensitive but it feels fine. It looks like the entire wart came off, roots and all. Side note: It smells horribly. Make sure you put the bandage on tight enough to try and conceal the smell, but not so tight it hurts. Overall, not a horrible process. Make sure you follow the instructions and keep it on for 48 hours at a time. Two of mine were only on for 24 hours and I think that prolonged the process." —Chelsea Gipson

    Get a pack of 14 from Amazon for $6.96.

    33. A set of OXO's amazing pop containers to keep anything you store in it (especially food), from getting infested with pests. It'll also keep nonfood items safely stored from little ones who you don't want rummaging through your items.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When you use OXO products, you know to expect quality and these storage containers did not disappoint! You get five containers in four sizes that perfectly vacuum seal to protect your food. The sizes are useful and versatile, and the airtightness means no worrying about pests. While these are recommended for storing dry goods, I put some liquid (olives and brine) in one of them to REALLY test the seal. Even when you turn it upside down, no liquid leaks out. Another nice feature is that you can partially disassemble the lid by removing the white plastic piece on top of the gasket, allowing you to completely clean the gasket. I tried this on the container with the olives, and it worked perfectly. The entire container has no residual smell. Overall, if you want the best in food storage containers, these OXO containers are absolutely essential!" —Emi A.

    Get the five-piece set from Amazon for $51.95.

    These products are THAT good.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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