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    30 Things That Will Almost Insult You With How Well They Work

    If these products could speak, boy would they be aggressively determined (and also effective as heck).

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. 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.

    2. 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 $2.97.

    3. 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.

    4. An easily hangable T-shirt organizer in case folding your clothes in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud is just not in your repertoire of talents.

    The organizer holding 16 T-shirts while hanging in a closet
    The Roll Keeper on Etsy

    The Roll Keeper is a small Etsy shop based in Kelso, Washington.

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a way to store my T-shirts and save space and this is exactly what I need. It’s great quality and I will most likely be ordering another one soon!" —SueAlex Wright

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99 (available in five colors) and Amazon for $19.99.

    5. Fanola Purple Shampoo that'll brighten and maintain blonde tresses without having to shell out big bucks for toning appointments at the salon. Doing a lot of pool swimming lately? 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".

    6. A powerful grout cleaner in case you're tired of scrubbing the heck out of your floors without any results to show for the hard work. This will loosen up the dirt and get them looking brand spanking new.

    Reviewer's tiles before using grout cleaner on the left and the after results on the right

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews on Amazon but this grout cleaner definitely deserved a review. I tried three other cleaners before buying Grout-EEZ, and they did nothing but waste my time and money. Grout-EEZ got my grout perfectly clean in no time plus it was easy to use and no odor. I'll never use another grout cleaner." —Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    7. A fur remover broom to gather all their shed 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.

    8. An electric pressure washer in case your deck is looking a little dirty and the thought of cleaning it is daunting. This one's lightweight and has different stream types for dummy-proof use! Utilize it to remove any dirt and residue off of your patio furniture, windows, and fence.,

    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and even on your car.

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2,200-psi gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $145.94.

    9. Essence Lash Princess Mascara to volumize lashes beyond belief. Even if you don't wear as much makeup this time of year, you still want your lashes to be lifted and curled to the heavens.

    reviewer before and after using mascara

    Promising review: "I usually don’t write reviews, but I had to write one for this mascara. I saw a review for it on Facebook, which directed me to Amazon and for less than $5, I figured what could it hurt to try it. I never expected it to be as good as a $40 mascara! I only wear washable mascara and this stayed on all day with no flecking off at all and no smudges. It easily came off with just soap and water too! The length was good with just one coat, and it stayed wet enough to separate your lashes well before it dried. I liked it so much with just one coat that I didn’t even bother with a second coat. I put on my sunglasses and my eyelashes were touching the glass! Now that’s length and I’m 60 years old!" —P. Blomberg

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. 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.

    11. A pack of silver cleaning wipes so you can deep clean your precious jewelry so it stays shiny and pristine.

    right: reviewer's bracelet looking tarnished and dark grey left: reviewer's bracelet looking shiny and silver

    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.90.

    12. 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.

    13. A pack of natural green tea oil-blotting sheets to help remove any excess oil on the skin for a mattified look. Keep these in your bag to dab over your T-zone so your makeup stays looking fresh all day.

    Promising review: "I purchased these on a whim a few months ago, and I've bought three more packs of them for friends and family. I always used to use the Clean & Clear oil blotting sheets, but these are so much better. They feel papery, which is better than the shiny feeling of the Clean & Clear ones. They also come out of the package much easier. With the Clean & Clear ones, you were always having to use a piece of sticky tape to pick up the next sheet, but this one comes out on its own after you pull a sheet, which is great. I can't recommend it enough." —Carly

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $11.95 (available in bamboo, green tea, and rose and in packs of one and two).

    14. A roll on anti-blister stick in case it's time to break in those cute new shoes and you want to be prepared. This balm features vitamins A and C to restore skin and minimize inflammation.

    person applying balm to back of feet

    You know those cute heels you've been dying to wear? This is the answer to avoiding those pesky blisters.

    Promising review: "I use this for foot blisters and chafing legs in the winter. I've repurchased this a few times since finding it. Honestly works wonders. Love!" —Tricia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    15. 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).

    16. A set of wool dryer balls so you can cut back on laundry dry time and reduce static. No more crazy static hair when you put on your freshly washed sweater.

    Wool dryer balls

    Promising review: "I have several clothing items that have care instructions that state "fabric softener" so I stopped using dryer sheets or liquid clothes softener. However, there was the problem with static electricity. The wool dryer balls eliminated this problem. The laundry is wrinkle-free and static-free now. I am so happy about the results of this product that I bought four more of the packages to give to my adult daughters and my sisters. I recommend this product." —Michael Nestor

    Get a pack of 6 from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. A Peripera Lip Stain for that "I just ate a Popsicle" flush that'll last all day. It'll even stay on after eating — so this is perf for dinner dates.,

    Promising review: "The tint feels super refreshing on my lips. It stains the lips well on the inner parts and even after eating it’s still there." —Mochi Ballz

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in 10 colors; also available in a liquid lip).

    18. A sugar-saving bear to drop into your brown sugar so it stays scoopable and doesn't turn into a brick. Making cookies is super difficult when it calls for brown sugar and yours is hard as a rock.

    Promising review: "This little bear really does soften brown sugar! Since my brown sugar was essentially a collection of sugar "rocks," I had to re-soak the bear after a week to continue the process. After the second time, most of the sugar returned to original consistency. I am so pleased with this sugar bear, I bought a second and intend to buy more to give to others. Great product!" —BaMa

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A set of Pantene Rescue Shots in case your dry hair could use some hydration. These help target hair with extreme damage for healthier tresses.,

    Promising review: "My hair was processed and damaged, my husband would say that it feels like a straw bale. This little ampule changed my life. After one use, my hair was soft as silk, shiny, and manageable. It was completely unreal how this product transformed my hair and I knew I had to find more. I bought two boxes on Amazon and will continue to use this religiously. For something so inexpensive, it is a game changer. I now have my friends on the Rescue train and they are just as impressed." —melissa michael

    Get two four-packs from Amazon for $11.99+.

    20. A pack of AirPod cleaners because you're lying to yourself if you think your buds are wax-free... Maneuver this flexible gummy into every crevice so the wax will be no more.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker

    Promising review: "They work as advertised. I use them for my AirPods, iPhone, and iPad Pro." —Lydia Kimble-Wright

    Get 24 from Amazon for $15.99.

    21. 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.

    22. A carpet cleaner so you no longer have to call a carpet steamer to get that red wine stain out that's been there since New Years 2015...

    Promising review: "I use this for everything! From the carpet in my new car that my daughter spilt coffee all over, set-in stains my husband acquired on his white shoes while playing an impromptu game of basketball, marinara on the upholstery on my dining room chairs, to blow out stains on the baby’s new outfit. It’s removed it all. I have no idea what this stuff is, but it’s a miracle substance in a bottle and truly works as advertised." —Anna Kelough

    Get it from Amazon for $12.38.

    23. 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).

    24. A Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner featuring a waterproof formula that doesn't budge even through sweaty workout sessions and trips to the pool. A winged liner that lasts all day in the heat? Magic.

    reviewer showing before and after a workout class wearing eyeliner

    Promising review: "I literally just received this eye liner in the mail, tried it on, and had to write a review! Awesome product, buy it now. Very dark, very easy to put on (nice sharp point) and I'm a very happy customer. After a one hour long Body Combat class in the middle of summer in a crowded room with hardly any air-conditioning, I was VERY curious to see how this eyeliner would hold up. At the end of the class I checked it out and there was NO smudging or flaking. That is seriously impressive!" —Taylor Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 12 colors). 

    25. 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 $11.17.

    26. A makeup brush cleansing shampoo if you hate to admit how long it's actually been since you've given your brushes a solid wash. This shampoo will help diminish any germs that can be spread when applying makeup.

    on the left, a reviewer's makeup brush looking dirty and on the right, the same cleaning brush now looking clean

    This brush cleaning shampoo is paraben-, phthalates-, petroleum-, and perfume-free. It's also hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, water-based, and made with gentle, plant-based ingredients, because after all, your makeup brushes are used on your face, so you want to be sure you're cleaning them with a natural, safe product.

    Promising review: "I love how clean my makeup tools feel after using this product. It breaks down the makeup buildup and the brushes feel so soft and like new. The only downside is the bottle feels a tad small but it seems a little goes a long way so I'm happy with this product. This is my second time ordering. :)" —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    27. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit — perfect for restoring your stovetop back to it's crystal clean state BEFORE you decided to make that stir-fry last week...

    Above, a scratched and stained smooth top range with the text "before." Below, the range clean with the stains gone and the text "After"

    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews unless something blows me away. I bought my house almost two years ago, and the cooktop has always been a bit dirty looking and it bugged me, but nothing I bought worked that well. I am so upset it took me so long to buy this product. My cooktop hasn’t looked this good, ever. I never thought I’d get it this clean and shiny, ever. I’ll admit it took a lot of elbow grease and time with the scraper to get the rings around the burners off. When I was done with that alone I was happy, and figured that was probably as good as it would get. Then I used the scrubber with the Cerama Bryte and it did wonders. When it got to the point of polishing with the paper towel, I was blown away. Check out the photos, it is night and day. I would recommend this product to anyone." —Lauren Langer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    28. A Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum featuring a blend of antioxidants that'll kick discoloration and breakouts to the curb.


    Promising review: "I’ve been using this serum for a few months now (third bottle) I deal with adult acne and have acne scars. It’s has reduced my breakouts to almost none (except for the fun time of the month, I still get one or two), but if I stop using this, I go back to having the multiple breakouts at all times. My skin has a healthier glow, and has also reduced my one dark spot on my cheek. It’s not gone completely, but it has faded it more than any other product has. I used to sell skin care for a high end line, and had tried many other lines products when I was working in a cosmetic dept. I am obsessed with this serum and I use it daily. I have very sensitive skin, and have not had any reaction to it at all. Other vitamin C serums I’ve used in the past have caused burning and/or tingling in my skin. But not this one! I am slowly phasing out my other skin care products, and switching to Mad Hippie as I finish others off." —Jodie Newton-Drouin

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19.

    29. A handmade organizer for plastic storage bags to stop the inevitable chaos that your drawers turn into after every sandwich bag box is opened.

    Handmade wooden sandwich bag dispenser placed on counter

    JCSignCraft is a small Etsy shop based in Winter Garden, Florida.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! Organizes all my Ziplocs and allows a much better utilization of drawer space. Love it!!" —jph8989

    Get it from JCSignCraft on Etsy for $49+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A chic freezer storage chart that'll have you actually getting your life together and anyone who passes by the fridge will KNOW you have your life together because the fridge will be perfectly stocked. Go you!

    A black and white printable of freezer storage times for different types of food
    Alchera Designs/Etsy

    Alchera Designs is a Germany-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in organizational and decorative printables.

    Promising review: "We purchased these for a birthday gift for our chef friend and had them printed on matte poster, they looked amazing, he loved them so much. Thank you so much for the awesome designs!" —Sarah

    Get it from Alchera Designs on Etsy for $5.90.

    Honestly, these products can yell at me any day...


    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.