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    35 Tiny Products With Results That Are Basically Larger Than Life

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    1. A water-based tile pen that'll transform the chore of grout cleaning into a fun activity reminiscent of filling in the pages of an adult coloring book. Consider mold banished after a few swipes of this nontoxic formula, which releases anti-bacterial agents with each pass.

    reviewer photo of grout looking clean on one side and dirty on the other

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady who lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new after using this." —Donna K Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A set of smart plugs you can control through a voice-enabled Alexa. Getting up in the middle of [yet another] Harry Potter marathon to turn off that obnoxiously bright lamp? Nope. Make Alexa do it instead.,

    Promising review: "I have three different string lights that I like to have on during certain hours in the evening. These lights used to be hooked up to another smart plug with remote control. I replaced them with the Gosund outlets and they work flawlessly! All three lights are scheduled to turn on/off at the same time. If I’m ever going to be out later, I can change the schedule or turn on remotely." —Linda M.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.79.

    3. Handmade Heroes Vegan Coconut Lip Scrub – it uses coconut sugar, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil. The result? Hydrated lips so soft that even the smoothest of baby derriere's would be jealous.

    hand dipping into a white jar / Via @handmadeheroes

    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my ChapStick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    4. A hanging clip if the bottom of your purse is covered in the dirt and grime of dive bars past. This convenient invention is perfect for public restroom stall doors, grocery carts, tables with barely enough room for your plate of food, etcetera. It doesn't require much space thanks to a sturdy grip!

    reviewer's purse hanging from table at restaurant using the clip

    Promising review: "I have a very heavy, large purse that is a bottomless pit. One time I put my purse on the back of my chair at a cafe and the whole chair flipped over, that is how heavy my bag is. I was looking for something so that I could hook my purse on things so it wasn’t sitting on the floor and was more accessible. I love this little gadget. I have used it on everything from bathroom stalls to tables to grocery carts. This thing really grips. All of my girl friends love it and have gotten them for themselves." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).

    5. A Crack'em egg cracker and spoon rest about to make breakfast a whole lot tidier. Say so long and farewell to countertops stained with runny yolk and shell bits making their way into pancake batter — this TikTok famous gadget makes cooking ~over~ easy.


    Promising review: "I absolutely cannot believe I'm doing this. I got this because I am ALWAYS having to pick out the shell when I crack an egg, whether for breakfast or my baking. Since buying this I have cracked dozens of eggs without ANY shells in it. To say I am happy is an understatement. If you don't have one you should rush to get one. We are going to get them for wedding gifts when we know that the couple loves to do their own cooking. Kudos to whoever thought of this. It works perfectly, every time." —Edwin Myers

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in nine colors).

    6. Reusable K Cups about to save you so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they're also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.

    reviewer holding up the purple reusable filter

    "I've been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I've since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven't had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can't go wrong with these!" —Kayla Suazo, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.45.

    7. A "Bacon Bin" if the inconvenience of storing grease was ever so overwhelming in the moment, you contemplated the unthinkable — pouring said grease down the drain and adding your plumber to speed dial. This "I should have thought of that" invention gives you a place to store piping hot liquid until you can use *or* properly dispose of it.

    Pot drizzling grease into a silicone container to store grease
    The Grommet

    Once it the grease hardens, you can scoop out for easy disposal, or reuse in other recipes. Oh, and this cutie gadget is from small business Talisman Design!

    Promising review: "After using just about anything that wouldn't melt, this is the best bacon grease container ever. Easy to use, easy to the piggy!" —Michael

    Get it from Talisman Design on The Grommet for $15.

    8. Glossier Cloud Paint provides a gorgeous flush of color (cc: all eight stunning shades) without accentuating dry patches. This gel-cream formula is buildable and truly glides on with the same efficacy as your holy grail morning moisturizer, giving your skin that "I got a full eight hours" brightness — even though we both know you were up until 2 a.m. scrolling through TikTok.

    Glossier, Jessica Seib / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Powdered blush has always accentuated my dry skin texture, and the cream blush I had been using was discontinued. These blushes are beautiful and very pigmented! I have Puff and Storm, and they're both easy to blend out. I was hesitant on Storm because my skin is pretty fair, but it gives a nice flushed look." —Lip A.

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in eight shades).

    To learn more, check out our full review of Glossier Cloud Paint.

    9. A set of colorful cable protectors because all of your cords are so. damn. frayed. and on the verge of breaking completely. Prevent the impending disaster that is going without an iPhone cable by investing in this in advance.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    "I (begrudgingly!!) got these recently for my Mac charger, because apparently the journey from my bedroom to the living room was just too much for my fragile cord's heart to bear, and it was starting to get worn at the charger end. This spiraled on in less than 10 seconds and has been great in terms of making sure the charger is still flexible and has some give, but isn't bending itself backward and daring me to let it break, either. Also loved how affordable it was compared to a $30 replacement charger." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. A box of twist flex rods that encourage you to lay that hot tool to rest. These are pros at providing perfect waves without subjecting your mane to unnecessary heat damage — which have my burnt split-ends and weak upper arms crying tears of relief, honestly.

    Just wrap individual sections of hair around each rod, spritz with some hairspray to ensure a longer hold, go to bed, and THAT'S IT! Remove the rollers after your morning coffee and your hair will be set for the day.

    Promising review: "I have been using this type of roller for quite some time, as I have thin hair. I am always looking for products that create at least the illusion of thicker hair. The problem I found with other brands was that they cracked or the ends popped off and I was always buying more. These are great! Durable and do EXACTLY what I wanted. I am now a big fan. I will not have to replace them as the quality is very good. I highly recommend!" —terra

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A tube of RevitaLash eyelash conditioner that enlists the help of cruelty-free peptides, lipids, biotin, and green tea extract that result in longer and stronger lashes with nightly application. The result is also hypoallergenic and won't irritate your peepers.

    a before and after photo of model with shorter lashes on left and visibly longer lashes on right

    I have personally been using this serum for the past 10 months and the difference is massive. My lashes are visibly longer to the point where my fiancé noticed and when I apply mascara now, it genuinely looks like I'm wearing falsies. It's definitely a splurge item *but* so worth it considering you only need to apply a teeny tiny amount before bed every night.

    Promising review: "This is favorite beauty product EVER! It really does work. My lashes are amazing because of this. I have people ask me daily if I am wearing fake lashes or if I have eyelash extensions. I have been using this product for about a year and my lashes are still great." —c0urtn3ylynn3

    Get it from Amazon for $55+.

    12. A well-loved robotic vacuum capable of reaching the areas of your home in which you wouldn't dare to venture — we're talking under the couch, baby! Dust bunnies are no match for this nifty gadget, which will clean all your floors whilst you lounge and binge yet another Netflix docu-series.,

    Promising review: "I've been in the market for a robovac for quite some time, and, after a recent back surgery, vacuuming manually wasn't easy. I purchased this vacuum and have been very pleased with it. Its slim design gets under the dressers, beds, other furniture, and all the tight spaces that I couldn't get to with an upright vacuum cleaner. This makes a very low sound while in use, and honestly, I don't even realize it's operating, as the sound is pleasant (not loud at all)." —Teach3

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in two colors).

    13. Core sliders for planks, push-ups, and mountain climbers galore. Press play on a true crime podcast *or* tune into the newest Netflix hit whilst engaging your core for a quick (but effective) workout.

    Reviewer goes up in plank position while placing hands on pink core sliders
    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "I honestly did not know what to expect when I bought these. But they have definitely surpassed my expectations. They slide with ease on both hard floor and carpet. They are great for short but high intensity workouts. And believe me afterwards your core will be on fire." —Candy

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in five colors).

    14. A set of Burlybands because it's time we ditch the dollar store hair ties and look to greener pastures. These won't stretch out, won't break after that extra wrap, and genuinely stay in place, plus they feature a seamless design that won't damage your hair (...unlike the one you're currently sporting on your wrist).,

    Promising review: "They're worth every dollar! It's not quite like any other hair tie I've seen before. It's really thick, very expandable, and super durable. I have thick, coarse, nappy, natural, African American hair and these certainly do the job! I don't care what type of hair you have or how much of it you got because these will do the job. And they won't rip out your hair while doing it." —Gracey

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    15. A six-outlet wall charger with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because your entire apartment has a single outlet and considering all the devices that need to be charged... that simply won't suffice. Luxury is being able to juice up my phone, laptop, and earbuds at the same damn time.,

    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    16. Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum enlists the help of bakuchiol and chlorophyll, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin (retinol = some pretty powerful stuff). This tackles dullness and fine lines with a vengeance but is *super* unique because it doesn't leave behind redness or irritation.

    model holding pink bottle

    Promising review: "I've used other retinols and retinoids over the years, but was always turned off by the chemical smell and feeling that they were harsh on my skin. Not this one! It actually smells nice and feels like it soaks into my skin instead of sitting on top of it. Very smooth, not tacky or sticky at all." —Moxmoxmox

    Get it from Versed for $21.99.

    17. Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Razors let you bid adieu to the time required for plucking. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz with just a few swipes, meaning trips to the salon or a dangerous rendezvous with at-home wax are officially a thing of the past.,

    Promising review: "This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn't make hair grow back coarser or darker." —Ellen R.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets that quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in your favorite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and require absolutely no effort or scrubbing. The results are so. damn. satisfying. to look at.

    before picture of dirty bottle; a during photo of bottle with bubbles inside; and after photo of clean bottle

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug and I tried everything, but there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY without any scrubbing necessary. They look brand new and there was no weird smell or taste afterward, either. Absolute magic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    19. Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara – it makes ~waves~ because it really, truly, 100% delivers on its no raccoon eyes promise. So go ahead and watch Titanic or walk your dog during a torrential downpour — black smudges gracing your under-eyes are officially a problem of the past.

    hand holding the tube of waterproof mascara / Via @eyeko

    Promising review: "I've tried a bunch of waterproof mascaras in the past, but it always inevitably gets into my contacts and burn my eyes — especially if I swim in salt water. After reading a ton of reviews, I decided to try this Eyeko mascara and now I'm a believer. I went on an 8+ hour boat tour in Mexico and even after swimming all day (and diving off the boat multiple times), my mascara stayed in place. It didn't crumble, smudge, burn, or affect my contacts at all. It did take a while to remove, but that's a small price to pay for something that actually works!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    20. A Dash mini rice cooker for the perfect two cups of rice in ~20 minutes, minimal effort required on your part. This no-frills gadget is easy to operate (just add water and press the cook button), keeps your meal warm, and can even be used for oatmeal, stews, soups, veggies, and more.,

    Promising review: "It works really well and my rice comes out perfect every time! I love that it keeps the rice warm after it cooks so when I go for more rice it’s still fresh!!! Honestly best purchase I’ve bought in a while and the pink color is really cute." —baby

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    21. Pacifica Beauty Ginger Root Volumizing Spray requires only a quick spritz on damp roots. Proceed to style as usual but expect increased volume, pollution protection, less grease on your roots between washes, *and* a divine passion fruit and ginger scent.

    the spray bottle

    This spray uses a blend of vitamins and antioxidants as well as passionfruit, abyssinian oil, and dragonfruit — all of which are vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I've purchased two bottles now and have to say it works great! I spray it on after washing my hair, while it's wet, and it makes it easy to comb through my hair. While blow-drying I definitely noticed the added volume. It also has a good fragrance." —SouthernMainer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    22. A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick made with volcanic stone to give greasy T-zones a permanent boot. Quickly whip this out between Zoom meetings for a shine-free forehead that required no annoying setting powder ~or~ any mattifying primers.


    Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. Or voodoo?! You simply roll it around your oily areas and BOOM the oil magically vanishes into the ball never to be seen again! This is an item that #tiktokmademebuyit for sure! I saw a video on TikTok and immediately went on the hunt only to be disappointed that this item was sold out everywhere! I eventually got added to a waiting list here on Amazon and once they had it in stock again, they charged my card and sent it my way! If you have the chance to purchase this and you have oily skin, get yourself on the waiting list if you need to and just kick it until it shows up. You will be pleased. Thank me later." —Veronica Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    23. Deodorizer balls so that you're not taken aback by the stench coming from your favorite workout sneakers. These absorb odor and and help remove icky bacteria: All you'll have to do is twist and slip these into your favorite kicks for that ~new shoe smell~.,

    Promising review: "These are awesome! My husband and I worked in a kitchen for a few years, and our shoes would just smell so bad — between sweating from hours of running around and being on our feet, to the grease smells of the sea food truck. These worked amazing to keep the smell down. Our house went from stinking no matter what to not being able to smell anything at all." —Stewart Alexander Davis

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    24. A portable paw cleaner for when your good boy has decided to wander into the muddiest field on planet earth before trotting all over your freshly-washed living room floors. Just add a little water, put each paw inside to be scrubbed by the silicone bristles, and that's it! Clean paws within seconds.

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws, and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me CRAZY. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    25. I Dew Care Plush Party Lip Balm addresses chapped lips once and for all. This functions as a sleeping mask — apply this shea butter, cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamin C mask formula before bed and wake up to a nourished pout. No flakes. Ever again.

    the pink lip balm with reviewer text that says "this has saved my lips"

    It comes with a lil' spatula so you don't have to use your fingers.

    Promising review: "My lips have never been softer or more moisturized during the day!! This is my holy grail product. It's worth it." —Ash

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    26. Smart stickers that will force you to finally rifle through the contents of your garage. Rather than rummaging through every single box to find the appropriate seasonal decor, turn to these stickers! Stick 'em on before fully packing up a box, download the associated app, and you'll be able to pull up a list that tells you *exactly* what's in each box!

    model holding phone to file cabinet and pulling up a list of the items inside

    Promising review: "I use these to keep track of all my vinyl records and other stuff in storage. Good way to know what's in each box without opening it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six stickers from Amazon for $8.50.

    27. Silicone food huggers best described by one word: genius. Blocks of cheese and butter stick hunks will no longer be forced to brave the elements (the elements = your fridge) or tossed in a plastic bag — these prolong freshness, reduce waste, and save you money in the long run.

    Promising review: "These huggers are handy to have and will save money and waste. I used to use a plastic bag every time I bought a chunk of cheese but no more! I am trying to reduce waste in my household and these are a great place to start." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $11.93.

    28. A clear Mavala Switzerland polish purposely designed to have a bitter taste, the kind that will make even the most chronic nail-biter think twice before snacking on a finger. Less nail biting = stronger nails, faster growth, healthier cuticles, and a longer-lasting manicure.

    Left: A reviewer's hand with bitten-down short nails on 8/20/2017; right: the same hand with slightly grown-out nails on 10/16/2017

    It's totally harmless *and* shine-free, so it won't look like anything's on your nails. It's also great to help kids stop sucking on their thumbs.

    Promising review: "Best purchase I’ve ever made. I’ve been biting my nails for 34 years. NOTHING has stopped me. I’ve tried other flavored polishes, fake nails, manicures, etc. I was embarrassed for people to see my hands as a professional person.This polish is so bitter, it works. I’ve worn it alone and over regular nail polish. Has a tiny bit of sheen. It tastes so bad you could almost use it as a weight loss aid. All seriousness, don’t get it on your lips or your food because it tastes gross (rubbing your fingers against something else can accidentally transfer the bitterness if it’s too close to when you applied). I’m so happy I found this." —Jaclyna

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    Learn more about it — and read more compelling reviews — in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

    29. Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down iced coffee with gusto. The secret perk of this particular set? Cleanliness! Snap closures mean you can open the straws in half to ensure they're dry and gunk-free! Just give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.,

    Promising review: "I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again." —M. Alexandra

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four colors).

    30. A handheld bag sealer if you've ever bit into a stale Dorito and thought, wow, why have I been forsaken. Use this portable device to secure allllllll the foods that go bleh pretty quickly after the bag has been opened: chips, cereals, even frozen foods!

    Promising review: "Wish I would’ve bought this sooner! Not only is it so cute but it’s so easy to use. I can finally close my bag of chips after picking at it! It’s magnetic so I can stick it right on my fridge and it has a little sharp knife that you can unlock to use to open the bag again! So great!" —JB

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    31. e.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil comes with a dual-sided pencil design so you can comb and contour with one side *and* define and fill in with the other. But hold your applause because here comes the real kicker: it costs $2.


    Promising review: "THIS IS THE BEST EYEBROW PENCIL KNOWN TO MAN. For the price and the pencil itself... it’s amazing. The only downside is that the pencil can slide out so easily, but my brows ALWAYS look natural." —Sen

    Get it from Amazon for $2 (available in four shades).

    32. A miniature desk fan because your landlord controls the temperature and your apartment is the temperature of Hades. This provides cool air to keep you from feeling sleepy, sweaty, groggy, and cranky — things I very much feel on overdrive whilst working from my cramped apartment.

    Reviewer image of mini brown fan on a desk

    Promising review: "I bought this 4-inch table fan because my work area sometimes gets stuffy, and I just need a little air movement. It is BETTER than I expected — it is quiet, doesn't take up much space, and recharges easily at a USB port. (It also comes in different colors — mine is turquoise.) if you're looking for a small quiet fan, this is the one to get." —Library Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    33. Hero Cosmetics Hydrocolloid Mighty Patches prevent picking and ~drain~ those zits at maximum speed. In addition to the fact that they just truly work, these transparent stickers also won't leave behind any residue on your pillow (unlike traditional goopy spot treatments).,

    Promising review: "This sucks up the pus from those deep painful whiteheads and brings it to the surface. I’m totally fascinated. Where have you been my whole life? I suffer from hormonal adult acne and this really helped to reduce the inflammation and my pimples heals so much faster. The patch holds up well and it’s a reminder to stop touching that pimple. I’m very tempted to pop it, but popping it leaves to scarring. It’s also quite invisible, so you can get away with wearing it outside. Good stuff!" —Karin Chang

    Get a pack of 36 patches from Amazon for $12.50.

    34. An overflow drain cover for the Lush bath bomb lover who searches "luxurious tub" on Pinterest at least ten times a week. You'll get that clawfoot one day, but this cover will add a few extra inches of water to your soak in the meantime.


    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a 4-foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    35. Diva Stuff Anti-Bacterial Pillow Mist lulls you to sleep with a divine lavender scent and, get this, a few spritzes will obliterate the acne-causing bacteria that's built up on your bedding — because while we know we should switch our pillow cases more often... come on, who has the time? Certainly not I.*

    The spray bottle with text "relaxing scent"

    *I very much have the time.

    Diva Stuff is a family-run and woman-owned business based in Florida.

    Promising review: "I have really acne-prone skin and breakouts still happening in my thirties. I spray this each night on my silk pillow and my zits have minimized drastically!" —Alina Hepfler

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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