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    Oct 30, 2019

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

    A turmeric spot treatment that will get rid of the zit on my chin? A copper scraper to get rid of all the built-up dead cells on my tongue? A boba tea night light? I'll take it all.

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    1. A plant-based gel cream that works OT to tame those pesky flyaways that no amount of brushing can get rid of. The best part? This formula is non-greasy, completely transparent, and the mascara wand makes it super easy to apply.

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    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage and no matter how I put my hair up, I have bad fly aways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A Cocokind spot treatment formulated with turmeric, ginger, and tea tree oil to zap zits overnight. Plus, this portable stick is a breeze when it comes to application: just dab this onto the pimple residing on your chin and wave goodbye to all messy (and smelly) topical creams.

    instagram.com / Via @cocokindskincare

    Promising review: "I've had a pimple/ingrown hair for ages. I would use different blemish treatments and it would mostly go away but always returned in a couple of weeks. I used this twice and it's gone. It's been several weeks and nothing. I've used it on other blemishes...gone." —J. Curran

    Get it from Amazon for $9.35.

    3. A copper tongue scraper you'll begin to use with both disgust and fascination because the amount of built-up dead cells and bacteria you'll see visibly scraped off...will be quite a lot.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had no idea I needed this until I used it. OMG. All I can say is (a) I'm really glad that stuff isn't on my tongue anymore; and (b) yep, you've got that stuff, too. So you really, really want to add a tongue scraper to your daily dental regimen. You'll feel a lot better just knowing that gunk isn't in your mouth anymore. Just get this!" —The_Chief

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    4. A batter dispenser that will turn the mess of baking (READ: take a moment to picture all the cupcake mix droplets scattered around your kitchen counter) into a much easier process. Simply pour in the batter, squeeze the lever, and bam! All of your baking mixes — everything from pancake and brownie to to crepe and muffin — will have been dispensed in a pinch.

    amazon.com

    This dispenser is especially effective for Saturday morning pancakes (it helps create the perfect circle), can hold up to four cups of batter, and has a measuring label built in.

    Promising review: "Love love love this baking tool. Just bought it, just made cupcakes, and cleanup was beyond easy! Typically I loathe making cupcakes with my kids because there's lots of cleanup involved — spoons falling into batter, batter all over cupcake tin...but not with this dispenser! I even let my youngest (four-years-old) pour the batter in the cups and it didn't make a mess at all! This is definitely going to be a staple in my baking line up. I am almost tempted to buy one more, just in case I never see it again!" —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    5. A lint remover capable of picking up every speck of dust, dirt, and *important* pet hair plastered onto your furniture. Get dressed, sit on your couch to drink your morning coffee, and leave the house with peace of mind knowing your outfit isn't covered with a layer of fur.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using this, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    6. A vegan, silicone-, and paraben-free Garnier Fructis shampoo packed with aloe extract and vitamin e for a deep clean. This stuff delivers strength and shine, shine, shine for a commercial-worthy mane; all you'll have to do is, well, wash your hair. *patiently waits for royalty check*

    instagram.com / Via @garnierusa

    Promising review: "Tons of suds and a fresh scent. One good wash with this and my hair is squeaky clean, no matter what oil treatments I use. Love it!" —Luisa R.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.82.

    7. A corkscrew wine opener that can easily open your favorite $7 bottle of red in a pinch. It's even got a key foil cutter and a fancy pouch, which actually makes for the perfect hostess gift (although you'll probably end up just keeping it for yourself).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is great for bartending! This is smooth, good quality, and really easy to use — I let my workmates use it and now they all want one! My wrist didn't hurt at all, even after back-to-back 12-hour shifts." —crystal morrison

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A Smoko boba tea light I've just added to my own personal shopping cart because how can I NOT? This battery-powered light (it requires three AAA batteries) fits perfectly on your tiny nightstand, provides a warm glow, and automatically shuts down after an hour so the batteries don't unnecessarily drain.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    9. A buildable L'Oreal waterproof mascara that not only adds volume and length to your lashes, but it also does the unthinkable — and by unthinkable, I mean it won't smudge by mid-afternoon and create the dreaded ~panda eye~ effect. Like, I already have dark circles. I don't need mascara to enhance them.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Holy grail of drugstore mascara! Thickens extremely well, adds some length, stays on my watery and greasy eyes all day with minimal clumping — no raccoon eyes and almost no flakes. It also washes off easily for a waterproof mascara!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of the L'Oréal Paradise Lash Mascara (#2).

    10. A Scooby Doo-inspired crew sock pack cuter than Fred, Scrappy, and Scooby combined. But while the socks are lovely, it's the keepsake packaging that is truly the kicker; a *le gasp* real life MYSTERY MACHINE.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $22.69.

    11. A Crabtree & Evelyn face foam here to deliver a smooth, clean, and clear complexion by way of the following ingredients: rose water, coconut water, cotton seed oil, crambe abyssinica seed oil, and meadowfoam seed oil.

    Crabtree & Evelyn

    Get it from Crabtree & Evelyn for $15.

    12. Heeled sandals that will provide something that not many shoes can: comfort. Who's going to be taking off their shoes only two hours into that wedding party due to severe pain? Not you! Prepare to perform the funky chicken with ease.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! These shoes fit my huge, size 11.5/12 wide feet. They are very comfortable, the suede feels soft, the heel height is perfect, and the color is beautiful." —Ariel Yang

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 4.5-11.5 and in 15 colors).

    13. A dishwasher-safe silicone strainer to drain your favorite meal with total ease. And by favorite meal, I obviously mean pasta with a side of more pasta and a generous helping of mac n cheese.

    amazon.com

    And don't be fooled by its small size; this thing is surprisingly sturdy.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this strainer! It fits all of my pots from small to huge, even frying pans! I have strainers, colanders, every kind of lid converter...but this strainer is the best ever. When the pot is too heavy for me to hold to drain out the water, I can actually hold the pot with both of my hands while draining and this won't fall off. This also washes up like a dream and can be tossed into the dishwasher. I do not know how I lived without this strainer. Now I can get rid of probably 20 items out of my kitchens!" —SGA

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. A North Star pendant necklace bound to ~guide~ your daily uniform because you'll only want to wear this single piece of jewelry...ever again. It's the perfect marriage between dainty *and* statement-making.

    instagram.com / Via @fossil

    Get it from Fossil for $48.

    15. A jersey knit crewneck top capable of being worn with anything. Pair with jeans for a casual movie date, under a blazer for the meeting that could have been an email, with a black leather skirt for the birthday dinner you've sadly agreed to attend, and etcetera.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Loved this shirt so much that I bought another! It is a great basic that is made of a smooth, almost cooling material that looks and feels great, drapes nicely, and doesn't cling too much. It can also be dressed up or down and has not warped after washing." —Charlene

    Get it from Amazon for $17.55+ (available in sizes 1X-7X and in three colors).

    16. A satin pillowcase that adds a whole new meaning to the phrase "beauty sleep". Dreaming on this gorgeous thing will reduce bedhead, extend your blowout, and prevent hair breakage — all while you're catching up on some much-needed shut-eye.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made, and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 16 colors and three sizes).

    17. A no-frills, fragrance-free Cetaphil body cream because changing weather = changing skin. If you're in need of some serious moisture and hydration, this jar of ✨ magic ✨ will truly deliver.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Cheap and effective! I prefer this moisturizing cream even to some higher-end brands I have used in the past. It adds a lot of moisture, isn't scented, and it leaves my super dry skin feeling really smooth. This was actually recommended to me by a dermatologist. He said to use this cream instead of a lotion, and to put it on right after you get out of the shower." —Harlee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. An oversized faux shearling jacket so soft, you'll basically feel as if you're wearing a combination of your favorite blanket and most cuddly teddy bear. Comfortable + super on-trend + much more affordable than your typical piece of outerwear = Christmas in October.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this jacket! I wasn't sure how the quality was going to turn out, but it's super soft and exactly what I wanted. I got a small and it fits in the oversized way that I wanted/expected. Plus, it's sooo warm!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes S-3XL and in 15 colors).

    19. A New Orleans-style kit for a delicious, creamy iced coffee blended with a hint of chicory. Will you want to drink this all year long? Even when it's -5° outside and the weather can best be described as "my face hurts"? Absolutely.

    Blue Bottle Coffee

    This kit comes equipped with fresh coffee beans, roasted chicory, and a foolproof recipe guaranteed to get you a truly fantastic cup of joe.

    Get it from Blue Bottle Coffee for $17.

    20. A Levi's motorcycle jacket available in nine different colors and finishes. From charcoal suede to green croc-inspired faux leather, I wish you luck as you attempt to choose just one.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the quality of this cruelty-free leather! Awesome fit. I can’t wait until the weather gets colder so I can wear this baby around campus. Such a versatile piece." —Joy Eccleston

    Get it from Amazon for $59.97+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

    21. An eyeshadow palette (from the Bye Bye Birdie! collection at ColourPop) packed with twelve gorgeous, pigmented, and cruelty-free hues that range from matte to metallic. Next GNO: please welcome the only product you'll want gracing your eyelids.

    instagram.com / Via @colourpopcosmetics

    Get it from ColourPop for $18.

    22. A ribbed pussycat bow top featuring trumpet sleeves that may actually inspire you to *le gasp* follow through on your going out plans. Just for an excuse to wear this, of course.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes S-L).

    23. TSA-approved squeezable silicone containers because most hotel shampoos make my hair greasy a mere .5 seconds after showering, which is why these are a personal must. They're perfect for bringing along all of your favorite hair, body, and skincare products (the kind that are so rudely unavailable in travel-sized bottles).

    Amazon

    Plus, these babies have anti-leak caps that ensure your conditioner won't ooze out and ruin your clothes en route to your all-inclusive vacation.

    Promising review: "I travel for work and prefer to carry my bag with me on the plan. This disrupted my daily skincare routine since I couldn't carry on some of the products that I use (especially my facial scrub which was over four ounces). With these portable travel bottles, it's very easy to squeeze the thick product into the bottle and very easy to squeeze it out! I was worried that the bottles would explode or leak but I have been using them for a few weeks and have not had any issues." —Connie Soeder

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Libre guaranteed to become your new go-to fragrance; a combination of French lavender essence, Morrocan orange blossom, and musk accord provide for a unique scent that feels all your own.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I was at a wedding and someone smelled AMAZING! I asked what she was wearing and she showed me this perfume. I instantly bought it and every time I wear it, I have strangers telling me I smell great. It lasts and it’s a great combination of fresh and seductive." —Renie77

    Get it from Nordstrom for $78+.

    25. A foot and shoe spray with peppermint, thyme, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil. If you've got sweaty feet, this natural and anti-bacterial formula will prevent any skunk-like odors from forming (which is, dare I say, no small ~feet~).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have hyperhidrosi and ruin all of my shoes, especially my flats and my running shoes. I started using this daily, spraying this spray liberally on the bottom of my feet after showering and in my shoes right after I take them off. I noticed a difference after just one use! Plus, I love that it's made from natural ingredients. This will change your life!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    26. Hair clips that have the ability to take a boring white tee and turn it into something significantly more stylish. Plus, they keep your hair out of your face. I'm sure you already know that, but I felt it was worth specifying.

    instagram.com / Via @sallybeauty

    Get a pack of two from Sally Beauty for $5.99.

    27. A Pond's cold cream cleanser that is *the* definition of tried-and-true. This inexpensive gem of a product is hypothetically the only item you'll need to stash in your skincare travel bag: a few quick swipes will dissolve makeup and give your skin a hefty dose of moisture.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is my favorite cleanser of all time. I have EXTREMELY dry skin and even the most 'gentle' cleansers will make me dry up like a lizard and peel. However, I discovered Pond's a few years back and it is a miracle worker. A little goes a very long way and because it's a cream, it applies like a lotion that sits on the skin, and is super easy to remove without tugging at my skin. And the best part..it doesn't dry me out. It also works EXTREMELY well to remove makeup. I hate liquid eye makeup removers because they always leave me feeling greasy, but this stuff removes even the hardest of liners, foundations, you name it, but is still gentle enough to use around my eyes." —HaleyDanielleReviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.39.

    28. A compression-style sports bra made from a special material dubbed ~The Sanitized~ that absorbs sweat while repelling any stinky odors. It's even equipped with a pocket to store small essentials (hello, house keys) and is comfortable enough to lounge around in. Like, think second skin-level comfort.

    instagram.com / Via @harperwilde, instagram.com / Via @harperwilde

    Get it from Harper Wilde for $45 (available in sizes XS-3XL and in five colors).

    29. A heat-changing mug sure to shock you every time you pour your morning cup of caffeine. Prepare to blink and suddenly be met with the presence of a murderous evil clown! The perfect way to start a morning IMO.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    30. A lingerie set complete with a lace bralette and high-waisted panty guaranteed to have you winking at your own reflection in the mirror. This is truly destined to become your new go-to LBL: Little Black Lingerie.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was surprised by the quality. I actually really like this set and use the bra more than I thought I would, like, outside the bedroom. I also don't think this is going to fall apart in about in six months, which I figured it would with the low price." —Cassandra A

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in two colors).

    31. A vegan Bawdy mask intended for your booty. That's right! This citrus and plant-based collagen formula works to brighten your assets (*and* fight dullness and blemishes) while also leaving ~behind~ a complexion smoother than any baby's bottom.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four styles).

    32. A lightweight bomber jacket you'll want to throw on over whatever outfit you've decided is worthy enough for that apple picking day trip. Warmth + style = this lovely layer.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This jacket is super cute! I love the rich and unique color of the red. This will be great for the fall weather because it is not too warm or stuffy." —Krista Dudley

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes 16-24 and in three colors).

    33. A cruelty-free EcoTools set packed with five brushes you'll use on the daily: an angled foundation brush, a concealer brush, an eyeshadow brush, an angled liner brush, and a blush brush. All for less than $10? HALLE- and I cannot stress this enough-LUJAH.

    @ecotools / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "These brushes are great quality for the price. I use them almost every day and they have stayed in very good shape. It is very easy to apply makeup and it even comes with a little instruction booklet to tell you how to use them." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    34. 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.

    amazon.com

    Psst, this easy-to-use polish is safe for children over the age of four!

    Promising review: "I am 22-years-old and have been biting my nails ever since I could remember. Today marks 14 days without biting my nails thanks to this product! I found that I would often bite my nails without realizing it, but with this? There is no way you don’t realize you have your nail in your mouth. It tastes absolutely awful, but that’s the point!" —Brandon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    For more info, check out "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails".

    35. An ultra soft Tasty sweatshirt featuring the 👏 only 👏 food 👏 items 👏 that I'd like my daily meals to consist of.

    Shop BuzzFeed

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

    36. An ammonia- and peroxide-free L'Oreal Paris temporary spray for covering grays between salon visits. Consider this the concealer of your haircare routine, using a lightweight formula to hide silver strands with no smudging or sticky residue required. What do we love? Quick fixes to all our annoying problems. And this is that quick fix.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! Like magic. I thought I’d give it a try as I usually use a powder with a brush to cover up my grays in between coloring, but this stuff...omg! Sprays right on and looks so dang natural This takes care of covering up grays in between coloring in a cinch." —Lisa98

    Get it from Amazon for $7.42 (available in eight colors).

    37. A genius SockDock to FINALLY get rid of that evil sock monster living in your dryer. This guarantees that every sock goes into the laundry room with a matching pair...and leaves the laundry room with its matching pair.

    Amazon

    Add up to 12 pairs of socks and throw it into the wash with the rest of your laundry!

    Promising review: "Finally a product that makes this part of my life simpler! Seriously keeping sock together is one of those little life challenges that is annoying enough to drive me insane after each load of laundry. I only bought one set for myself to test out, but now I will be buying them for my wife and my kids to use. I did notice that if I tightened the socks too snug they would still be slightly damp after the dryer, but I slightly loosened the tension and that issue has been easily resolved." —Joshua

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16 (available in four colors).

    38. A Revlon eyeshadow palette for anyone who wants to experiment with ~bolder makeup lewks~ (think bright blue on your eyelids!) without forking over a ton of bottom dollar. Seriously, eight pigmented shades for less than $10? Pinch me.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I honestly love this palette more than I thought I would! The colors are all beautiful although admittedly, I have not had the courage to wear the green yet. This eyeshadow stays put all day and does not crease. I find myself reaching for this palette frequently and I have MANY to choose from." —Lacey Snow

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    39. A tie-waist midi dress that will be slithering into your shopping cart faster than you can say “AT WHAT POINT did snakeskin become so popular???!” I’m not sure of the answer, but hiss hiss because I am allllll for the trend.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    40. A vanity tray that will house all of your perfume bottles, pretty lipstick tubes, facial serums, and etcetera! This luxe purchase has the ability to transform any bathroom into a spa-like oasis that looks as if it's frequented by very wealthy people.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased two of these trays to organize our extensive fragrance collection. They were perfect! The trays are sturdy, hold a lot of perfume, and look gorgeous on our bookcase. Would definitely recommend." —E. G.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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