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    29 Products You Should’ve Bought A While Ago, So Here’s Your Opportunity To Redeem Yourself

    Redemption can be sweet, and with one of these products it can be even sweeter...

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    1. 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 or Subscribe & Save for $18.97

    2. An organic cotton face mask you can keep handy for errand runs. I'm guilty of never having a mask that matches my outfits and these neutral ones are a great solution. Now I don't have to worry about a super overbearing pattern clashing with my chic outfit.

    Ova Beauty / Etsy

    Type Of Fit: Elastic ear loops with adjustable bead

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Two double-gauze layers! This means there is the front layer and back layer with no lining inside. These are reversible!

    Shipping Time: 8 to 12 business days

    Ova Beauty is a small business based in Los Angeles and sells minimalistic style jewelry and accessories.

    Promising review: "I purposely waited to write my review until after I had worn one of the masks for a substantial amount of time. My results: I could have saved myself much $ had I discovered Ova Beauty a year and a half ago! Comfortable, perfect coverage, but most significantly I CAN BREATHE! Excellent product! I highly recommend Ova Beauty. High quality product!" —Jill Johnson

    Get one from Ova Beauty on Etsy for $10 (available in 10 colors).

    3. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit — perfect for restoring your stove top back to its 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 $11.29.

    4. Cloning paste to add to nodes on your orchid plant so it can generate more blossoms. Dab a bit on those specific spots and watch it "branch out" (literally) so it's less of a "stick" and more of a flourishing plant.

    left: reviewer's orchid with many buds right: the buds have now bloomed into a shocking amount of flowers, i think over 20

    Here's how it works: Find a node and peel away the bract to reveal the bud. Apply a small amount of the paste and in two to eight weeks, a clone will grow out of the node! 

    Promising review: "This product is just AMAZING!!! I waited a few months before writing this review because i wanted to test the product first. I am just AMAZED! I have to say...depending on the season and the place on the spike where you apply it, you either get a keiki or new flower spike (which is awesome!). Based on my experiments: the lower on the spike, the more chances to get a keiki. The higher on the spike, the more chances to get a new flower spike. If you apply it during winter (tropical area winter) you will more likely get flower spikes. If you apply it during summer (tropical areas) you will more likely get a keiki — at least that's what I observed!" —Anne-Isabelle Bonifassi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Check it out in action in this TikTok by @feezy.pdf.

    5. Luv Scrub mesh body exfoliators that'll undoubtedly replace your yucky, overused loofahs for something that's def more sanitary. Use them dry for a quick "dry brushing" experience or wet to lather up your soap for some deep exfoliation.

    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    Luv Scrub is a Black woman-owned business, and its mesh cloth design is inspired by a traditional West African morning routine.

    My coworker Marquaysa loves this:

    "This baby makes the skin all over my body feel literally softer and smoother than it's EVER felt. Scrubbing with it also feels super soothing — like I'm using a body scrub minus the gritty mess leftover to rinse from the shower afterward. I also dig how fast it dries so I'm not putting a bacteria magnet on my skin each time I use it. Def get this if you wanna invest more into your body care/self-care routine. 30 outta 10, most def recommend." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get from beauty supply shop Beauty Beez (also Black-owned) for $18 OR directly from Luv Scrub for $18.

    6. An insect sticky trap to keep pesky pests at bay. Keep some by your houseplants or in your fridge just in case.

    Reviewer holding strip covered in gnats

    These are made using eco-friendly materials and they're non-toxic, so go ahead and use them with both indoor and outdoor plants!

    Promising review: "These work exactly as described! Fungus gnats took to one of my indoor plants and these sticky sheets were an extremely easy and effective solution. They were also easy to cut to size, and the 20-pack left me with plenty of extras for future use." —Leah

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A cabinet door organizer so you can save more space for pots and pans and keep your plastic wrap, tin foil, and wax paper conveniently on the door.,

    Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile. Hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    8. An essential oil roller to keep handy for moments of stress when you need an enjoyable aromatic scent to focus on. This may just help make those anxious moments a little less anxious.

    Small roller bottle with "Peace Elixir" written on the label
    Elixir Apothecary

    This small business is perf for aromatherapy fans. Owner Michelle has vegan soaps, creams, elixirs, and more in this Atlanta-based shop.

    Promising review: "Amazing, as usual. This is my second bottle of the anxiety roller ball. It works wonders and I've even got my friends hooked!" —Lindsay Frenk

    Get it from Elixir Apothecary on Etsy for $19.95.

    9. A tube of Glossier Solar Paint for mimicking that gorgeous summer glow that may fade quickly as we progress into fall (cries). A couple of dabs of this on the skin will look like it never left.


    Promising review: "This bronzer is absolutely perfect! The lightest shade, Flare, fits my skin color so good. It has a little shine in it, but not like glitter chunks, more of a natural shine. I was a little afraid the color would be too dark, but it is really buildable so you can add more or less to get your perfect shade. The package is cute and the wand is easy to handle. Love it!!" —Matilda K.

    Get it from Glossier for $20 (available in four shades).

    10. A set of claw-shaped hair clips to channel those Rachel Green vibes, and keep hair out of your face and effortlessly styled.,

    Promising review: "These hair clips are amazing! They are cute and sturdy. I am able to fit all of my hair in the clip and go about my day without my hair falling down and having to reclip it. That is a first for me! I even did a quick workout and the jumping did not cause my hair clip to fall. If you are looking for a nice hair clip that will stay in place, these are perfect!" –Amanda Davis

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. A luxe all-natural cotton blanket that's soft, warm, and not incredibly heavy so you can snuggle up in style. This blanket is so durable, you'll never have to invest in another one.


    ChappyWrap is a family-owned small business based in New England.

    Promising review: "You know those nights you dream of? Cuddled on the couch with a glass of wine, candles, your favorite show, and the coziest blanket? ChappyWrap is that blanket that completes the perfect night in! No other blanket competes.” —Emma

    Get one from ChappyWrap for $135.

    12. A USB alarm clock that's so futuristic and sleek it won't look clunky on your bed nightstand.

    A reviewer's alarm clock with two devices plugged in

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock...sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle; it will definitely wake you up, however it will not scare the bejesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.59+ (available in four colors).

    Check it out in this TikTok by @miriam.gin1.

    13. Facial and eyebrow razors to keep on top of your brows between your waxing sessions or to forgo them all together. I love these for cleaning around my jawline and my upper lip!

    I always utilize these with a facial serum or moisturizer to make hair removal on my sensitive skin less harsh. They're way more manageable to use than an actual razor and are incredibly satisfying to see how much peach fuzz comes off after each shave.

    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My aesthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    14. A handheld milk foamer if you're working on expanding your barista skills so you can finally stop heading to your local coffee shop for an overpriced latte and save some ca$h.

    iced coffee with frothed milk on top

    It's battery-operated, so hand-wash!

    Promising review: "Love this little thing! I have everything you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso... Well, I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well, I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!" —Gav's mama

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93+ (available in five colors).

    15. A splurge-worthy mattress that can be delivered right to your door and will be the gift to yourself that keeps on giving. It'll even help with heat regulation while you sleep so you'll be comfy cozy at all hours of the night.

    Tuft & Needle

    It also comes with an antimicrobial option to protect against harmful microbes that affect its lifespan so it'll last you a long time. Plus, it has two comfort layers so if you are sharing your bed, you won't be affected if the person next to you tosses and turns.

    I am personally so incredibly SHOOK with the comfort of this mattress. I recently moved and started sleeping on this bad boy and I have ~never~ (and I mean never), liked squishier mattresses. I've always been very into firm mattresses but I don't think I've ever gotten a better night's sleep (my dog would probs agree with me), than on this mattress. What have I been doing all of these years with an awful, stiff, squeaky mattress? If you need a new mattress just get this one. I'm not going to tell you twice. It's so worth it and you won't be sorry. When my dog moves around, I don't feel him at all shaking the bed. It's truly magical and I can firmly say I am in love with a mattress — and it's this one from Tuft & Needle.

    Promising review: "This mattress has cooling gel that keeps you cool at night and makes the mattress much softer. WE LOVE THIS MATTRESS.

    The first night sleeping on this mattress, my husband and I woke up the next morning praising the mattress and how well we both slept. We were sick of being woken up every night every time one of us turned over. This bed does not transfer any motion. He is 230 pounds and I don’t feel anything when he turns over." —Rebecca B.

    Get it from Amazon starting at $745 (available in twin–California king).

    16. A mold and mildew remover so you can finally give the tile in your bathroom the sparkly clean it deserves. It's as easy as applying the gel, letting it sit for seven to eight hours and then rinsing! BAM. Good as new.

    A reviewer's before: the corner of a shower, with mold in both the caulk and grout and after: the same corner, with all but a few specks of the mold gone

    Promising review: "My shower is old and disgusting. This product cleaned up all the mold so quickly and made it look almost brand new again!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for for $12.99 (also available as a pack of three for $34.99).

    17. A cream highlighter that will pop on the high bones of your cheeks or (my fave) on the inner corners of your eyes and brow bone!

    1daybeauty, Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    1daybeauty is a BIPOC-owned business whose mission is to create an all-inclusive beauty experience. They're based in Toronto, Canada.

    All products are vegan and cruelty-free.

    I recently saw an influencer I love (Dana Patterson) use this on her inner corners in an IGTV she posted and just HAD to have it. The way it shimmered and looked effortlessly gorgeous on her made me instantly hop over to their site to buy it. I am a sucker for anything shimmery I can add to my eyes and cheeks for a dewy look and this one is amazing. It isn't sticky, nor does it feel heavy, especially on the eyes. A little goes a long way so it is a makeup product must-have. (I'm wearing the bellini shade!)

    Get it from 1daybeauty for $36 (available in five shades).

    18. A pack of deodorant remover sponges because if you want to wear that one black outfit you love so much but dread the inevitable white marks you get while putting it on then you desperately NEED this.

    You use them dry! Just rub on the affected area and *poof* deodorant stains will be no more.

    Promising review: "I’m honestly completely amazed. I have — no, I *had* tons of shirts with deodorant stains on the armpits. It was when my favorite black cashmere sweater got some really horrible ones which made it impossible to wear that I looked for a solution. This was that solution. Five or six swipes with one of these and it was gone. I can wear my sweater again!" —Morgan

    Get a pack of two sponges from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A set of extra-large wool dryer balls to speed up drying time in case you've reached THAT point of running out of underwear and seriously need a pair. Like, now.

    A glass vase with the three large white wool balls

    These Woolzies dryer balls are hypoallergenic and made in New Zealand. They're even safe for people with wool allergies. Celsious is a Black woman-owned and environmentally focused online shop based in Brooklyn, New York. They also run a laundromat!

    Get them from Celsius for $20 (available in white and gray).

    20. An inflatable mattress that sets itself up so you don't have to crouch down and use a rechargeable air pump (that's probs not even fully charged anyway #TheWorst). This is the smarter way to prep a place for your guests to sleep and it's fast as lightning.


    Promising review: " This has proven to be a great product. It inflated without hesitation. Plug in, push button, and stand back. The bed does the rest. It has proven to be durable and able to accommodate over 250 pounds. It has been used daily since purchased in early November 2020. The price is a bit much for an inflatable twin bed, but thus far it has proven to be well worth it." —Sandy D.

    Get a queen size from Amazon for $319.99 (also available in twin, full, and king).

    Check it out in this TikTok by @soniadayz.

    21. A set of Tide To Go Pens in case you spill some ketchup on your fresh new sneaks, or some wine on your pretty white blouse, or coffee on your slacks — you get the picture, right? These will always come in handy and being an adult means having these on you always. (I need to take my own advice and get myself a pack.),

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —NAD

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.97 or Subscribe & Save for $6.62.

    22. A clear travel case to store makeup products and toiletries so you can stop tearing apart your bag to find that ONE lip balm (you KNOW that one lip balm).

    makeup inside grey case

    It's TSA-approved!

    Truffle is a women-owned small business specializing in bags and accessories that are perfect for travel and prevent the utilization of single-use plastic bags. 

    Promising review: "I love the items I purchased in Dove Grey! I will be buying the rest of the collection and more! Not only am I using them for travel, but for everyday use. Very stylish and great for organization!" —Cassandra S.

    Get it from Truffle for $58+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    23. A pair of portable power packs to charge any and all tech devices that you may be taking with you on your travels. Recharge your tablets, smart watches, smart phones, and earbuds from anywhere, no wall outlet needed.


    These power banks feature ports for USB, USB C, and micro-USB compatible devices. So you can charge multiple products at once!

    Promising review: "These are WELL worth the price! I am buying these again. I have already had other people ask where I got them! I have charged my iPhone SE 4 times to full charge before this battery needed a charge. 100% will be buying this for Christmas presents." —kdaisy2012

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three color pairings).

    24. A Glossier Ultralip that adds gloss and shine to lips with the perfect hint of color. Achieve a "your lips but better" look all while keeping them hydrated.

    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    It's super buildable and is vegan and cruelty-free.

    This is an amazing lip product for summer. It's hydrating and not sticky (which is, in my opinion, the worst thing about glosses). I love applying a light coat and then blending it in with my finger so it isn't too shiny but it looks great without blending too. I find that in the summertime, regular lipsticks and liquid lippies can be way too drying so this balm is the perfect hybrid between lipstick and gloss. It has a gorgeous sheen that looks natural and healthy. You can even apply it on the high points of your cheeks for some glow and a pop of color (no need for blush!).

    Get it from Glossier for $20.99 (available in nine shades).

    25. A witches' brew mug to keep handy for drinking hot apple cider while you enjoy watching all your fave festive fall movies.

    a black mug shaped like a cauldron with four legs on the bottom and a handle. It says, "witches brew."

    Promising review: "It is the only thing I am eating and drinking out of!! It's too cute and totally makes you feel like a bad-to-the-bone witch. It's so cute when you can see hot coffee steaming out of it. Love it ." —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $16.67.

    26. And some pumpkin cheesecake coffee syrup to blend in to your morning coffee to get your day going on the right autumnal foot. YUM ☕️

    the pumpkin cheesecake syrup bottl

    This delish syrup has over 4,630 5-star reviews! 

    It also has zero calories, sugar, and carbs. It's gluten free, keto friendly, and kosher.

    Promising review: "Syrups can be so hit or miss but this one was amazing! I didn't expect to love it so much. It's the perfect amount of sweetness and spice. No chemical taste or aftertaste. A little goes a LONG way though so just add a tiny amount to your coffee." —Mich

    Get the pumpkin cheesecake syrup from Amazon for $10.99 or $10.44 if you love it and want the Subscribe and Save option.

    27. A windshield cover so you don't have to ever worry about your dark seats getting blistering hot after sitting out in the sun. KACHOW.

    eyes on a windshield cover

    Promising review: "Super cute and protects my car's leather seats from the sun. Seems sturdy enough to last a while." —Kari L.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in four colors).

    28. An Always Pan because in your home, it's probs totally unrealistic to have 795 cookware pans so this will be your holy grail. It has a nonstick surface, comes with a vented top, a mesh basket so you can steam your fave veggies, and a spoon that hooks on to the handle so you'll always have one handy. Honestly, if this isn't the holy grail of pans I'm not sure what is...

    Our Place, Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Bek loves her Our Place pan:

    "I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also cofounded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls." —Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in nine colors).

    Check out our full review of Our Place's Always Pan.

    29. A S'well drink chiller so enjoying that first crisp sip of your fave bevvy can be an every-sip kinda thing. This chiller will keep your cans cold for up to six hours (plenty of time to sip slowly)!

    person holding beer inside swell chiller

    This chiller features triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction so all it takes is you slipping your can or bottle into the holder and it's ready to ~enjoy~.

    Get it from S'well for $20

    When you realize you could've owned one of these products already...


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