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    25 Products With Before-And-After Photos That Basically Prove They’re Worth Buying

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    1. A bottle of SolarOil to rejuvenate your nails and cuticles after being weighed down by DIY gel manicures.

    before photo of chipped and damage nails after photo of healthy nails

    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    2. A clear eyeshadow primer because after you've mastered your YouTube tutorial, the last thing you want is for your look to fade before you can take it for a spin. This primer will not only help those colors pop, but it'll also help them last all day.

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — MAC Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    3. A hyaluronic acid eye gel made with soothing allow, that'll reduce the bags and brighten the dark circles under the eyes. And, after hours staring at a screen, your peepers will need a little TLC.

    three photos stacked on top of each other to show the improvement of the skin under the eyes

    It contains skin care expert–favored ingredients like peptides, jojoba oil, and aloe.

    Promising review: "I'm 57 years old and have been looking for an effective, reasonably priced eye treatment for a long time. It's important to me that this product has natural ingredients, is manufactured in the United States and is cruelty-free. It almost sounded too good to be true. But after using this twice a day for a couple weeks, I was delighted with the results. Upon immediate application, the gel soothes my puffy eyes as effectively and gently as cucumber slices, but without all the mess. It minimizes the dark circles under my eyes and the results get better over time. Plus, over the past month of use, the fine lines under my eyes are less noticeable. I have to say that the results are the best I've experienced and I've used a lot of anti-aging products, including some that cost well over $100." —ederath

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Check out my colleague's Baebody Eye Gel deep dive for more deets!

    4. A shaper insert to keep your boots standing tall even after you take them off. Plus, it'll make for an organized display in your closet that won't leave your boots creased and crumpled on the floor.

    boots folded over then boots standing tall

    They're also customizable for ankle, calf, and knee-high boots with guides to trim them to the right height.

    Promising review: "These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot, and also a slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don't slip." —PK

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.09.

    5. A teeny tiny toenail brace that'll act like a spring to help straighten your nail. The pain should start to subside within three days, and a few months later, your nail should be back to normal.

    before toenail tight on the toe then an after toenail straightened out looking normal and healthy

    The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it. Results should be seen in 1–3 days!

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product, did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

    6. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish to breathe new life into your furniture. Now, when people ask if you got new furniture, you can respond with, "You mean this old thing?" And, actually mean it!

    before the wood polish on top showing an ashy table and after the wood polish on the bottom showing a shiny table

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Check out our full write-up on the Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    7. A bottle of curl cream-gel that'll define and lock in your curls, plus give them a shine that lasts longer.

    before photo of frizzy less defined curls and an after photo of the curls defined and shiny

    Promising review: "Like many of the people who have posted reviews, I've tried every curl cream in the book. High end to low end, I've tried them all. I can't remember how I stumbled across this product but it was the reviews that made me want to give it a try. Thank goodness I did and that's why I'm writing this review. This product is amazing. I have waist length wavy/curly red hair and I only have to use two pumps of the product to coat all my hair. My curls are wonderfully moisturized and shaped with absolutely ZERO greasy or crunchy feel. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    8. A hanger stacker so there's finally a clean way to store hangers that won't take up a lot of space.

    a stack of hangers messy in a bin and hangers neatly stacked on the rack

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!" —Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $19.63.

    9. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets made from biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe ingredients that'll finally rid your fave bottle of that mysterious stain on the bottom.

     a dirty water bottle the bottle during the cleaning and a clean water bottle after using the tablet

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask 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 even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another Hydro Flask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    10. A hand-held pressure washer that'll power through that old grime and breathe new life into your car, fence, driveway, and more., Amazon

    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. It has 1500 PSI at 1.2 GPM so dirt and grime don't stand a chance. Order includes a 25° and 40° quick connect tip and a 20-foot hose for greater reach. It also comes with a soap applicator and a 35-foot power cord for when you use it outside.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite new toy! I already owned the regular Green Works power washer, but being a 63-year-old, there were times I just didn't want to drag the big one up and down steps, so my son suggested I look at a hand held pressure washer. I didn't even know they existed, but found this one on Amazon and since I was already happy with the large Green Works, decided to try it. The first thing I used it for was to power-wash my shower grout and it worked great! The electric and water lines were long enough to reach into my shower and it did a spectacular job. No more hand-scrubbing for me!" —Linda S. Marsh

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in five variety packs).

    11. A wine-stain–remover because you've lost way too many graphic tees to girls' night in.

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    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    12. A restorative headlight cleaning kit in case your headlights have gotten dull and hazy over the years. This cleaning kit will shine them up, good as new.

    the top photo is a before photo of a headlight that's dull and hazy and the bottom is a restored headlight that looks new

    The kit includes: gloves, surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" —Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. Glossier Solution, a magical liquid that acts like a broom, sweeping away all of your dead skin, blemishes, redness and enlarged pores. Blackheads be gone!


    It includes three acid groups: AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), and PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid). Plus, it's vegan, cruelty-free, and recommended for most skin types! Be sure to check out our review of the wonderful Glossier Solution!

    Promising review: "I have been struggling with acne for as long as I can remember and Solution has SAVED my skin. Haven't had a pimple since I started using this last month. My usually oily skin has been so soft and glowing and my years of acne scars are vanishing. 100% worth every penny." —MRB

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    14. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo perfect for cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges without leaving behind residue. It's also cruelty-free and vegan.

    before and after photos of makeup brushes

    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    15. A fabric defuzzer for shaving all those fuzzies off of your duster, off of your couch, and off of anything else that produces those tiny balls of chaos on your fabric.

    a before sweater with a lot of threads and fabric balls and an after sweater clean and smooth looking like new

    Promising review: "Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything de-pilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Dena Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.61.

    Check out more about this awesome product in our Conair Fabric Defuzzer deep dive.

    16. A cap cage that'll let you wash your snapbacks in the dishwasher and help them keep their original shape., Amazon

    Promising review: "Works like a charm! It's given new life to my favorite baseball caps, some of which, I'm sad to report, have suffered tragically in washing machine incidences. Never would I have considered the dishwasher, but Ballcap Buddy said yes, so I tried it, and not only did my caps get clean, but they retained their shape. It's a perfect way to wash a baseball cap. Different styles, different colors and materials...all came out the same: Looking good." —MsHarmony

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (available in a pack of two).

    17. A pet hair remover roller to collect all the fur that's left all over the house like little piles of buried treasure.

    Added bonus! This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush!

    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 the ChomChom, 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

    18. A set of clip-on bangs so you don't have to have a quarantine bang fail trying to cut your own. You can enjoy the ~bayang~ on days you want to switch up your style, and take it off when you don't.

    a person without the bang and a person with the bang

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —JRod

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 34 colors).

    19. A resurfacing night serum perfect for dissolving dead skin and battling bumps and texture, leaving you with soft skin and a natural glow.

    before of someones skin with noticeable pores and discoloration and an after photo of less noticeable pores and more even skin tone

    Promising review: "I first was convinced to try this due to testimony and photos shared through reviews, so now it's my turn! This is now the second bottle I've gone through and I know now to keep it stocked. My skin scars quite easily, even though I do not pick or pop my acne. I had a bad break out over the winter months and was desperate for a solution for my dark spots. This product really changed my skin overall, I feel much more even-toned now and I haven't worn foundation since February. I saw results within the first week but it's really just gotten better and better with time. I apply this at night after cleansing with the CeraVe moisturizing cleanser, and then I use CeraVe daily moisturizer. I've been told in the last few weeks that my skin was glowing! I swear it's because of this stuff, I tell all my friends about it. Highly recommend!" —Tatiana S.

    Get it from Biossance for $62.

    20. A powerful wheel cleaner that'll make sure no one will catch you ridin' dirty.

    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    21. A biotin shampoo formulated with coconut oil and nutrient rich botanicals to help nourish your hair, get rid of scalp buildup and dandruff, and help your hair thicken and grow.

    a photo showing someone going from balding to thicker hair

    Promising review: "I started losing hair in the middle of a stressful time. As my hair continued to thin, I became concerned that my hair was becoming noticeably thin. I tried other shampoos but my hair continued to thin steadily. After trying this shampoo, I noticed an immediate difference. On the first washing there were only about half as many hairs in the shower drain. I have now been using it for weeks and there are times when there are only about five hairs in the shower drain hair trap. In addition, I can see new hair starting to grow in. I was so happy that I bought the conditioner to go with the shampoo." —casual shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    22. A stainless steel cleaner kit because when you think about it, you've never actually cleaned your iron. So, how do you even know what color it really is?

    Promising review: "Amazing product! Iron was used at too high of a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse." —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    23. A set of eight interlocking drawer bins for organizing your drawers so it's no longer a junk drawer, mainly because you can actually see what's inside.

    Promising review: "This set has been perfect for my desk at work. The clutter in my drawer was so annoying to sift through before I found the right pen or paperclip. Now everything is easy to find and well organized. Nice to be able to customize arrangement as well. I may purchase more of these for cluttered drawers at home." —ccc_wood

    Get it from Amazon for $8.77.

    24. A six-pack of space-saving vacuum bags that'll help you get the most out of your storage space.

    a before of a messy closet and an after of a neat closet with more space using the bags

    Promising review: "This is a supreme product. The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and to vacuum. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. I highly recommend this product." —A.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    25. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains to clear your drains of the hidden gunk that's been collecting since you've moved in.

    Promising review: "I have tried other items like this in the past and they worked OK, so I was not expecting much from this product; I just hoped it would help a little with our slow draining tub. WOW! Let me say, I have never been more impressed with an Amazon purchase ever! This item is so affordable, comes with three in the pack and works within minutes. I kid you not, after one pass, I ran out to the living in excitement telling my boyfriend how great it worked! As you can see in the photo, this baby does some work. After five minutes, my drain was 100% perfect clog-free." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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