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    41 Things That Might Make You Think "Well, There Goes My Money"

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    1. An Eva Naturals face serum because adult acne is garbage and according to reviewers, this stuff truly helps. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, aloe, salicylic acid, and niacinamide work in harmony to solve your most annoying skin problems from acne and dark spots to dehydration and redness.

    Promising review: "I have never felt more compelled to write a product review before. This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I have tried almost everything to improve my skin. I continue to get acne in my mid-30s and literally everything else I've tried has not worked, including prescription topical cream and oral medication. This has saved my skin! I have had very few breakouts, and if anything pops up, this takes care of it quickly! My skin feels moisturized and looks smoother and healthier overall. This is truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm thankful I stumbled upon this serum!" —J.C. Denton

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    2. A toothpaste holder complete with a toothpaste squeezer to make sure you get every last minty drop of cleanliness trapped in that damn tube. (One reviewer even describes this as ingenious and TBH, he is not wrong.)

    There have been mornings when I think I've run out of the toothpaste and then am forced to have bad breath BUT! There is always some toothpaste left — you just have to squeeze it out.

    Promising review: "This device is ingenious! Wished I’d known this product exist sooner. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste which still comes in the standard small cap so having it prompt up behind the bathRoom cabinet was impossible. Now, problem solved. It’s a small invention that made a positive impact. I thank the person who thought of it." —Jl33NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    3. Reusable acupressure bands that apply pressure to your wrist, which reviewers swear are an absolute lifesaver at preventing travel-related nausea (from road trips to plane rides to seasickness).

    Promising review: "I suffer from terrible motion sickness on airplanes, boats, amusement park rides, and sometimes in cars. I bought these bands in hopes they would help me on a flight from Texas to England to Ireland. I've used medication in the past with mixed results. But nothing has ever stopped the nausea altogether. Nothing but these wrist bands, that is. I didn't have a single moment of sickness whatsoever. I combined them with Dramamine and I felt great the entire flight and even ate a full meal, something I never would have dared in the past. They worked equally as well on the return trip, even through some pretty severe turbulence." —Mandy Ratliff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. A Neutrogena moisture lipstick you can apply in the back of a moving car, no mirror, hand jittery from one too many cold brews — and application will still be easy thanks to the crayon design and creamy formula. / Via @neutrogena

    Promising review: "These are now my absolute favorite everyday go-to. They provide great moisture and I don't even have to use lip balm; these will moisturize your lips all day long. Sheer enough to apply without a mirror and comes in great colors." —VegasRunway

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in five shades).

    5. Silicone covers you can slip on over your wireless buds for a more comfortable fit. If you've ever experienced ~headphone pain~ after listening to podcasts for hours on end, you'll want to grab these inexpensive and reusable accessories ASAP.

    Promising review: "My ears are a bit small and using the AirPods for long periods of time starts to become painful. These are perfect because they allow me to wear the pods loosely (not shoved all the way in the ear) and still have great sound. They also help to keep the pods in my ear and not fall out. Highly recommend them for those who had pain issues with the AirPods." —Christy A.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $8.59 (available in four colors and three sizes).

    6. A TheraBreath oral rinse that will have you looking up at the heavens, the word "thanks" on your lips. Why? Because this stuff will finally get rid of morning breath, Cady Heron, as well as keep your breath fresh for a much longer period of time. That's why.


    This rinse works to neutralize bad odors and bacteria in your mouth, and won't burn your mouth in the process. (I've always hated super strong, minty mouthwashes because they legitimately hurt — but with this product, you don't have to worry about that!)

    Promising review: "Ridiculous claims. And for whatever works. Yes, it does everything it says it will do. Pour a small portion in a measured cup provided with your purchase, swish in your mouth a bit, gargle as well, and in the morning you can kiss your honey with a clean mouth. NO ODOR, NO SMELLY MORNING BREATH. THIS STUFF WORKS!"—John E. Litton

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.57.

    7. Rustic hooks to transform your wall into extra storage space (because HEAVEN KNOWS we need some of that). Use these beauties to hang up everything from hats and purses to scarves and bath towels.


    Promising review: "Great minimalistic touch to our entryway. Have had them up for months with no issues." —Amy Summers

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A bullet journal for anyone who has been, well, wanting to take part in the whole bullet journaling craze. This system allows you to detail your past, present, and future: you'll get to keep a record of things that have happened, help tackle daily activities with a sense of calm, and jot down all the goals you'd like to one day accomplish.


    Promising review: "Love this concept and how it works! This has been life-changing for me. This method helps me get organized in a way that I feel more calm, knowing that everything is accounted for and keeps me accountable. My brain gets to actually relax and enjoy instead of constant worry or doubt. Thank you." —Ragazza

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. An ultra-thin glass screen protector that will spare you the agony of terrifying panic you feel every single time you drop your phone (which happens...often). This prevents costly cracks and damage without messing up any of the touchscreen capabilities!

    Promising review: "Today, I dropped my phone from a one-story roof and landing on gravel. I found what I thought was the screen shattered, but instead it was just the protector! It absorbed the impact, saved the screen and the phone itself." —Mark G.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99 (compatible for iPhone 8, 7, 6S, and 6).

    10. A ceramic mug because mermaids are REAL, and being available in mug form is proof enough for me.


    Promising review: "This mermaid mug is even prettier in person! It came VERY well packaged. After using it for a week or so, I absolutely love this new addition in my beach-themed home. The texture is fun, the handle feels sturdy, it's a bigger cup without the weight, true to color, and just downright cute. I'm picky when it comes to pink (initially I was looking for my fave purple) but IMO, this was worth it." —Nina Nicolosi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.85 (available in two colors).

    11. A leather tote bag because little black dresses are lovely, but little black totes? Absolutely priceless. This is large enough for everyday use (AKA the perfect graveyard for receipts and used gum wrappers) while still looking impeccably stylish.


    Get it from AllSaints for $198.

    12. A BuzzFeed Tasty by Wilton dessert kit that comes with everything you'll need to DIY your own edible coffee shop: vanilla cookie panels, royal icing mix, decorating icing, sprinkles, food color, icing decorations, and coffee cup-shaped vanilla cookies.


    Get it from Wilton for $16.99 (or available for pick-up only at Walmart for $14.98).

    13. Crew socks that are like a warm hug for your feet, because who says toes don't deserve a good snuggle? Plus, these do a good job at keeping your hooves feeling warm without making 'em sweaty...which is no small feat.

    Promising review: "Comfy, soft, and cute! What more can a person ask for in socks? They have held their shape well and the colors still look great. I love that these are also cozy and warm, but not sweaty and never itchy. Love them!" —J.M.H.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 17 color schemes).

    14. An oil-free La Roche-Posay micellar water that is tough on makeup but gentle on sensitive skin, meaning you won't experience extreme dryness/a sudden acne outburst whenever you take off your foundation pre-zzz's.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best Micellar water I've ever used. I was previously using different brand and while both were ok, this removed all my waterproof makeup, cleaned all the dirt on my face, and left my skin feeling soft and ready for makeup. Plus, no oily residue!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. An aromatherapy mist formulated with lavender and chamomile essential oils to really help you ~unwind~ after a long day spent dealing with commute delays, irritating emails, and not nearly enough coffee.


    Whether it be a long day of working, studying, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

    Promising review: "This is hands down the best linen spray I've ever used. I spray it on my pillows and sheets every night, and on my rugs and curtains when my house needs a little pick-me-up. This really is an amazing product: a beautiful company, owned and run by women." —Lass

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in seven scents).

    16. TSLA leggings comparable to bottoms from much more expensive brands. Not only are these high-waisted leggings super comfortable, but they've also got pockets and aren't see-through — which means you can wear more cropped tops and feel totally at ease knowing the world is unaware of what color your underwear are.


    Promising review: "I never take the time to write reviews and I order off Amazon all the time. I am a Lululemon fanatic and particularly love the Align pant (which retails for $85+) but can't afford or rationalize buying tons of them. I'm always on the hunt for a good yoga pant and I found these the other day and ordered them in size small, and these remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical, but the fabric is a little stiffer. This isn't a bad thing; the Align pant is almost too buttery soft and it pills and gets caught on everything. There is slight compression with these and mine aren't see-through (even when squatting). I love love love these and am going to order several more. I actually kinda want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on the pants at when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost." —Ariel Parker

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 43 colors).

    17. A gluten- and cruelty-free Essence mascara with a clump-free, smudge-proof formula here to up your lash game like whoa. Just a few swipes of this will have everyone asking you the most coveted compliment-in-the-form-of-a-question: are those your real lashes?

    Promising review: "I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an 8 hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. A four-shelf walnut bookcase here to give your living room a touch of *chef kisses fingers* elegance. If you've watched Beauty and the Beast and have been envious about that giant at-home library, this is your first step toward making that dream come true.


    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $179.47.

    19. A Kracie Popin' candy kit that comes with everything you'll need to make tiny soft donuts: one bag of plain donut powder, one bag of chocolate donut powder, three bags of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry frosting, one bag of sprinkles, one plastic pastry bag, one spoon, and one reusable donut mold. DIY activities = easy with this inexpensive package.


    Promising review: "Ordered these for my kids as an added Christmas surprise to their bigger gift. They just loved these! Spent all Christmas morning watching youtube videos of people doing these and were able to do it all themselves (ages 7 and 8). They also informed me that Santa travels the entire globe so that's how they could get cool Japanese treats where we live in South America. Total hit!" —Alicia Erickson

    Get it from Amazon for $3.84.

    20. A Truff hot sauce to add a hint of delicious bougie to any meal you plan on consuming. This blend of white truffle, ripe chilli pepper, and organic agave nectar adds extra flavor to anything, from pizza to your morning breakfast sandwich. (It's even loved by Queen Oprah herself — it was on her list of favorite things this year.)


    Promising review: "This is the hot sauce of the gods. It's beautiful. I don't even like to stand next to the packaging because I know it makes me look less attractive. Yes, but what about the taste you may ask? The flavors of this white truffle hot sauce is so complex and tastes differently depending on what you are pairing it with...but without a doubt, it tastes amazing every time. The flavors will dance around your mouth and tease your taste buds with delight." —Blake Driver

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    21. A ribbed knit set featuring a cropped top and wide leg trousers you can file under your ~ultimate airport style~ Pinterest board. Cozy + chic = the below.


    Get it from Boohoo for $14.80 (originally $37, available in sizes 2-10).

    22. A BPA-free reusable coffee mug that is way more cost effective than the paper to-go cups you're currently stocking up on and then promptly throwing away after maybe an hour of use. This handy caffeine holder is designed with an anti-slip sleeve, quality borosilicate glass, and a splash-proof lid.


    Promising review: "It doesn't leak, the lid *just fits*, it's glass so there's no weird metallic taste, it's super stylish, and everyone is jelly of my morning coffee. If you're not a coffee drinker, this works for any other liquid beverage like tea, water, milk if you want it! And unlike other travel beverage vessels, dairy products are a-ok! I am buying another one of these for my husband because he's nice and deserves nice things." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in six colors).

    23. Tony Moly pore strips that act like magnets for trapped gunk and deep-rooted oil. These amazingly satisfying strips use eggshell powder and charcoal to reduce the appearance of blackheads and remove a significant amount of them after ~just~ one use.

    Promising review: "Holy mother of pearl, you should see what these things pull out of my husband's nose. He has rather large pores on his nose and uses these about once a month. (He should really be doing it more often.) Wash your face first, exfoliate a little bit and make sure you get your nose and the strip adequately wet. Then be prepared to see dirt from your elementary school playground get pulled out of your pores." —Debbie in WS

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    24. A Gumby dog toy guaranteed to become your best friend's new best friend, so keep that in mind before hitting submit order. Are you ready for that kind of competition? I am personally not, so my dog will not be getting this thing anytime soon.,

    Promising review: "Gumby has been in my home for about two weeks now. My dog grabbed Gumby out of my hand when I took it out of the box and it has become his new favorite toy. Everywhere that he goes in the house, Gumby is hanging out of his mouth. If he is laying down somewhere, Gumby isn't far away. He treats this toy different than the other ones that I have purchased for him. It's not a chew toy to him and he doesn't throw it around. He just holds it in his mouth. All the time. It's just odd but we are going with it because it seems to make him happy." —Lanie

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    25. Moisture-wicking crewneck shirts because while everyone likes to fixate on the importance of a LBD, we should focus on the more important style items in life — a quality tee that isn't straight garbage.


    Promising review: "I recently began taking yoga and my old standby cotton t-shirts were surprisingly hot and just not as comfortable as I wanted, so I turned to Amazon for an alternative. These fit the bill. So far they are comfortable, wash up well, and don’t end up over my head while I’m attempting a downward dog. They also do a good job in wicking away perspiration." —B Crane

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $18.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    26. A pair of d'orsay oxford flats that take your simple jeans and wrinkled tee ensemble and turns it into something far more put-together and refined. Trendy young professionals, these staple shoes are your new soulmate. / Via @nisolo, Nisolo

    Get from Nisolo for $188 (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    27. A Bella Jade setting spray that (thanks to an impressive green tea formula) is truly a makeup jack of all trades: It can reduce dryness (no more cake-y foundation), give makeup a dewy finish, control excess oil, and provide the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Just give your complexion a little spritz and...that's it. Finger, meet button. / Via @bellajadebotanicals

    Promising review: "This is it. This is my holy grail setting spray. It's super lightweight and I can apply it between layers of foundation and powder. As with any other setting spray, if you concentrate too much on one area, you will have pooling and it could affect your makeup, so I would recommend starting with a fine mist and layering if needed. This is not drying and has not caused my make-up to cake. This is a great everyday setting spray." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.25.

    28. Arm & Hammer moisture absorbers here to keep musty scents at bay in your closet. These hanging bags combine chloride crystals and baking soda to neutralize odors and keep your clothes smelling fresh for a longer period of time, meaning that sweater you washed three months ago will still smell as if it was just plucked from the dryer two minutes ago.

    One bag alone lasts 60 days!

    Promising review: "This works wonders! I had a bedroom that smelled so musty and moldy that it took my breath away, even after several rounds of thorough cleaning and disinfecting. This completely eliminated the odor within a few days!! I have had success in every area I have tried this product in where nothing else had worked. It not only removes the moldy smell, but the area actually smells fresh!" —M Cook

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.57.

    29. An oil serum here to deliver some SERIOUS glow, the kind you'll say ~I dew~ to after about .5 seconds of wear. A blend of nourishing oils, fruit extract, and sugarcane squalane offer hydration and visibly brighter skin while light-reflecting minerals give your complexion that "I drink a TON of water" radiance.


    This bottle of magic is also hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and non-comedogenic.

    Promising review: "I swear, I feel *happy* when I put this on. I put one drop on my fingers, warm it up, then pat all over my face and neck. My skin instantly feels refreshed, hydrated, and most important of all, healthy. It's easily absorbed but I don't lose moisture over time. My skin stays bouncy and plump throughout the day, even when inside an air-conditioned office. The glass skin look you get with this is just the cherry on top. Excellent product and unlike anything I've ever seen out there. Great job, Glossier!" —K

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    30. A velvet wrap dress so luxe, everyone will be convinced you squandered your entire paycheck on a fancy designer piece of clothing (exhibit A below).

    Promising review: "I am RARELY able to buy something online two days before an event, throw it on, wear no shapers under it, and go. But. This. Dress. Is. Different. I love it so much! I wish I had more holiday parties to go to so I could own it in every color! I’m a solid 18, this hugged every curve, was flattering, and was nicely lined. I don't have an hourglass figure, but this made me feel like Jessica Rabbit." —sheeshbri

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 14-24 and in 15 colors).

    31. A vegan and cruelty-free nügg lip scrub to rid your pout of dead cells and flaky skin by way of a cocoa butter, jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed wax, and sugar formula. It also has a delicious chocolate mint scent which reminds me to remind you that no, this product is not edible.


    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this lip scrub! Seriously could not find anything that worked on my chapped lips, but I used this a few times and it worked like a charm!" —Jesse Kerr

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two flavors).

    32. A leak-proof, dishwasher-safe tumblr you fill with tea (either loose leaf or tea bags) to the outer chamber, let it steep, add ice to inner chamber, and press — you've now got yourself a nice, refreshing glass of cold iced tea.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99 (originally $28.99, available in two colors).

    33. A Revlon cream eyeshadow so easy to apply, it's basically foolproof. Just this pigmented formula combined with the dab of your finger will lead to gorgeous lids and absolutely no fallout under your eyes and onto your cheeks (basically unheard of for the powder shadows you've been using thus far). / Via @revlon

    Promising review: "This eyeshadow is easy to apply without any flakes falling onto your cheeks like powder shadow. The color is beautiful and you can build it up to make darker if you want and it stays on all day without fading." –Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.46+ (currently available in 12 colors).

    34. A cowl neck sweater made from a buttery soft material you'll want to wear from now until summer 2020, when the unbearable heat forces you to switch from this tunic into a tank.


    Get it from Loft for $48.65 (originally $69.50, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in three colors and regular, petite, and plus sizes).

    35. A wire-free Glamorise sports bra available in cup sizes C-J, giving your breast friends a much-needed dose of extra support for minimum bounce and maximum comfort. If you're the kind of person who wears two sports bras to the gym, then this undergarment is about to change your life.

    Promising review: "My search for a sports bra is finally over!! No longer do I have to stuff myself into three sports bras, crushing my bosom and my soul, to be able to get a good workout. My 36G bust is fully supported in this bra; it's comfortable, easy to put on, and cute! I especially like the panel that prevents too much cleavage, which has always been a problem for me. Now I can go to the gym without feeling self conscious. I'll definitely be purchasing more." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $11.77+ (available in band sizes C-J, cup sizes 34-50, and nine colors).

    36. A comfy bath pillow because a relaxing soak is all but impossible while resting your head on porcelain. The solution? Obviously a two-paneled, padded foam pillow with ultra-strong suction cups that will actually stick to your tub!, Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day...but I've recently had some health problems, which has caused me to lose a lot of weight, and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones. I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    37. Fabric softener sheets because nothing is as euphoric as putting on freshly-washed (and fantastic-smelling) clothes.


    These dryer sheets help get rid of static and wrinkles. But more importantly, they make everything smell fantastic.

    Promising review: "These are my favorite fabric softener sheets! They smell heavenly, and keep my clothes soft and smelling fresh. This is great for every household." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 240 sheets from Amazon for $5.83.

    38. Ankle booties for anyone looking to incorporate a little snakeskin into their wardrobe because ~hiss hiss~ the print is freakin' fabulous and freakin' everywhere.

    Promising review: "I bought these on a whim but I had been wanting snake skin print booties and everything was either too expensive or sold out. They arrived sooner than expected and are shockingly comfortable and easy to walk in. I went out in ice and snow with them and they're still in one piece and look brand new." —Olivia

    Get them from Amazon for $45.39+ (available in sizes 5-11.5 and in eight colors).

    39. A vegan and cruelty-free Pacifica sheet mask you'll want to apply after a stressful day/night fueled by sangria pitchers. Yes, your skin experiences hangovers. Yes, it needs extra hydration. Yes, this coconut, green tea, and caffeine formula will provide that.


    Promising review: "When I only get a few hours of sleep, my skin looks absolutely terrible-- dry, patchy and pale. I was searching for a mask or moisturizer with caffeine, and this one works wonders! I put it on in the morning before putting on makeup and it brought a lot of life back to my face. This is the only mask I've ever tried that actually does what it claims on my skin, and I think that has a lot to do with the caffeine. To be fair, there is a bit of burning in the first minute or so of wearing this mask, but that goes away quickly and to me it's worth it for the effect I achieved." —TEP

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49 (available in four formulas).

    40. A vintage board game in which you snag a ~mystery date~ and meet your secret admirer. It even comes in a nostalgic tin that I'm going to file under the playable version of a coffee table book AKA this functions as both entertainment and decor.


    This game includes dice, four playing pieces, original artwork, 48 outfit cards, a mystery date door with photos inside, and alllllll the rules of the game.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother for Christmas as she always talked about playing this game as a child. She cried when opened the gift! Every part of the game is like the original!" —Cheyenne

    Get it from Amazon for $27.

    41. A cozy sweatshirt for all BuzzFeed Unsolved fans who are fascinated by mystery, murder, and wheezing (READ: if you know, you know).

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    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $39.99 (available in sizes S-5XL and in eight colors).

    You, knowing you can purchase the same truffle hot sauce loved by Oprah:

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

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