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    1. Leather Honey conditioner that will keep all your leather goods polished and protected because it acts as a water-and-dust repellent. It's made with a blend of natural ingredients to restore worn-out items and make them look showroom new again.

    The formula is also water, snow, and rain repellent so it'll build a layer of protection for your belongings to last longer. It can be used on leather shoes, accessories, interiors, furniture, upholstery, saddles, jackets, and tack.

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey, and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" —David Horning

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. Mighty Match Pimple Spot Treatment – it blemishes and stops you from picking at your face, which just causes further inflammation and more bacteria. These grab the goo out of your zit while you binge Netflix or get some beauty rest: Simply apply the sticker to the pimple and in six hours, your uninvited guest will have reduced in size (or disappeared altogether).

    Reviewer's before and after showing puss drawn out from the pimple spot where a patch was placed

    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my work day looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick."—Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 36 stickers from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A portable dog paw cleaner that is perfect for making sure your pup doesn't track any of the mud, dirt, and who knows what else into your home after their daily walk.

    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 goldendoodle that is prissy about her paws, and a standard Lab 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 into 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 $17+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    4. A facial razor that will give you salon quality dermaplaning results. It'll get rid of unwanted hair, remove dead skin, and lightly exfoliate your face.

    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors, which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh so satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. Sheets of plastic protector for fabric rips caused by your furry friends or normal wear and tear. For under 15 bucks, you can patch it up yourself without breaking the bank.

    A side by side of the arms of a couch with and without the plastic protector

    Promising review: "I purchased these because my destructive cats tore up two sofas. I purchased a new sofa and didn't want to go down that road again if I could help it. I have already tried sprays, calming scent diffusers, and double-sided tape. None of these worked. I put these on two sofas and so far my cats have left them alone. I have had them on for a couple of months. Of course, you can see them but they have an obvious purpose. They attach by screw in fasteners with a spiral pin. I haven't had any problem with rips from these. They needed tightening a couple times, but that is it." —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in five sizes).

    6. A food chopper that can make sauces, dips, and salads and dice basically any other food item you can think of in literally seconds! Just drop the ingredients of your choice inside, close the lid, and pull the string, then enjoy your delicious no-effort meal or snack.

    Promising review: "I’m pleasantly surprised that it is so easy to clean and does a great job quickly with minimal effort!! I’ve only used it for a day now, so can’t comment on sturdiness or durability, but it looks like it should last long. Just to test its limits, I added one single chopped green chili. I had expected that it won’t be able to chop or do anything in such small quantities, but It did great at finely mincing the chili! I tried overloading it with large chunks of onions and it did just as great — didn’t require any extra strength for the ‘pulls.‘ I highly recommend this. I think it is a genius invention and a great product design!" —GDD

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    7. Nail and cuticle oil glides on smooth to give you healthier, longer, thicker nails and soothe cuticles thanks to a blend of jojoba oil and vitamin E. With consistent use, your nails reach new heights.

    Reviewer's before and after  nails looking healthier after using the product

    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 4-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.

    8. The Pink Stuff all-purpose cleaning paste that is extremely effective without being harsh on furniture, kitchen tops, pans, floors, rust, and much more. You'll finally be able to remove old stains that you had given up on (like the marker art that's been covering your walls for years).

    This TikTok-famous paste can clean literally ANY mess whether it's in your bathroom, kitchen, basement or anywhere in between.

    Promising review: "Amazing product. 99% all chemicals, no toxic odor. Shower wall hard-water stains completely wiped out. I used other products on my 10-year-old oven door and it never came as clean. First try, I wiped on, wiped off. (Recommended at least five minutes.) Second try, I applied Pink and left it overnight. Baked on grit was softened enough I could use a spoon to scrap. End result... BIG DIFFERENCE. By far the best versatile, nontoxic, gentle abrasive product. I would love a case so I could go crazy." —ap808

    Get it from Amazon for $6.40+ (available in packs of one or two).

    9. A descaler for single-use coffee dispensers because you were today years old when you realized these machines aren't self-cleaning. There's definitely built-up gunk back there but before you toss your precious java maker out the window, simply **add** this solution to your cart. You'll be tasting deliciously fresh coffee in no time.

    Reviewer before and after using descaler on coffee dispenser

    Promising review: "Purchased this Descaler as our several year old Keurig single-cup coffee brewer no longer brewed a full cup of coffee. Water flow was very slow and coffee cup only half filled. Following the simple directions on the bottle and using just half a bottle of Descaler, the Keurig machine was restored to full performance. It also brewed a hotter cup of coffee! Very good product as far as I am concerned." —Barnett Tessler

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    10. OxiClean stain remover that can get tough stains out of fabrics, even if they aren't machine washable. Simply mix the chlorine-free powder with water on nearly any surface or fabric and start scrubbing.

    Promising review: "I had a stained mattress that I'd been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give this a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don't even remember what caused the stains, but it removed them! I honestly can't believe the results. I wish I'd done this sooner!" —Little Greek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    11. A two-pack of Goo Gone adhesive spray for when your toddler decides to play interior decorator and you're stuck removing leftover sticker residue. This miracle product will make that impossible task incredibly easy and quick.

    Promising review: "I needed to remove the tank emblems from my Harley. Getting the metal part off is easy but it left behind nearly one-fourth of what was once goo but was now a rock-hard layer of crud. I tried a few different solvents with no results. Goo Gone practically melted it away and i was able to remove it with very little effort. It took several applications and scrapings with a good scraper a little at a time but it's gone now and you can't tell it was ever there." —D. Kells

    Get two 12-ounce bottles from Amazon for $16.98.

    12. A tub cleaner because I bet you had no idea how much dirt and grime gets stuck in those jets. Prepare to feel totally grossed out after seeing all that crud rise to the surface.

    Reviewer tub before getting cleaned,  the tub full of bubbles and visible dirt and rust, and the tub after being cleaned looking shiny and stain-free

    And it takes just 15 minutes to see results; simply run your water, pour in some cleaner, and start your jets.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often. Before I purchased this, I used the typical homemade recipe of bleach and powdered dishwashing soap. I’d have to run two or three cycles to get it crystal clear. One cycle with this stuff, 15 minutes, and the results are amazing! I first ran my tub with the solution, then drained it and wiped it down with a sponge. When I refilled the tub up and reran the jets, I kid you not the water was CRYSTAL CLEAR! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. A Bar Keepers Friend powdered cleanser to make your stained surfaces shine bright like a diamond. You can use this on almost every surface on the inside or outside of your home including BBQ grills, sports equipment, floors, bathroom, and kitchen surfaces.

    A reviewer's stainless steel pan tarnished on one side and clean on the other after being treated with the formula

    The hardworking formula is safe for use on surfaces in your bathroom and kitchen — including cookware!

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome, and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless-steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in packs of one, two, or three).

    14. A drill brush attachment which will remove deep stains from hard surfaces. Use this scrubber on your stove, bathtub, and sink to easily take off rust, grime, and dirt.

    Make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! And you can alway test in a discreet area first to check.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    15. Batiste Dry Shampoo quickly removes excess oil from your roots so you can stretch out the time between your next blow-dry session. Now you can sport that ~va va volume~ and avoid heat for a while without anyone noticing that it's not fresh from the salon.

    Reviewer before and after photo of dry shampoo results

    Promising review: "This literally changed my life. I was one of those people who used to complain about needing to wash my hair DAILY. I have thin, light blonde hair. I looked greasy and unkempt after one day, not even taking into consideration working out or sweating. But now?! A whole new world. Now, my hair can look smooth and straight, because I don't need to wash, dry, then straighten every morning (what a time-suck!). Now, I just straighten and dry shampoo. I've used the extra time in mornings to improve my makeup routine, take my dog on longer walks, etc. AND I look more put-together at work. Get this stuff. Conserve water. Never look back."Eemn83

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

    16. Vacuum storage bags which will temporarily shrink your clothes to give you more storage space. Your winter wardrobe and bedding will be small enough to fit into a Jacquemus mini purse.

    Reviewer closet before and after using vacuum storage 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." —AA

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four sizes).

    17. A handheld garment steamer that makes getting the wrinkles out of your clothes easy. Just unscrew the top, add a little water, hang your item up, and move the steamer up and down the item until it's wrinkle free., Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice, this is a must-buy!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    18. Interlocking drawer bins because right now, every drawer looks like a junk drawer. Keep all of your items organized and toss what you don't need — like your assortment of fast food condiments and duck sauce packets that you'll never use.

    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 paper clip. 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 the set of eight from Amazon for $10.96.

    19. A pack of generic melamine sponges which reviewers say are a dupe for the beloved Mr. Clean Magic Erasers — but for wayyyy less.

    Tom Vellner / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "As good as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers but half the price. They clean so many surfaces better than anything. We use them at the bar and clean our chalkboards, metal sinks and ice wells, beer coolers, FRP backsplash walls, and even graffiti in the bathrooms comes off more easily with these than other cleaning products. I took one home and cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleaner. Highly recommended." —Stephen Brandau

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    To learn more, check out our review of these Magic Eraser dupes.

    20. An ultra-thin electrical outlet cover and power strip so that you'll have more sockets but less clutter. This requires no tools or assembly, just plug it in the wall and you're all set!,

    Promising review: "The design of this is great. I always hated putting plugs behind furniture and either not using the plug, or the furniture being inches away from the wall. This is the perfect solution. I have a few of these now behind couches and dressers in the house and they are great. This is more expensive than some other flat extension cords but I think the look and quality of these is worth it." —Adam C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. Two-in-one blow-drying brush delivers a salon-worthy one-step blowout that cuts drying time in half. This tool has three different settings (cool, low, and high) so you can control how much heat you're putting on your hair and for how long.

    Promising review: "First, let me start off with saying I have always HATED styling my hair. I’m not good at it and it takes WAY too long to do. My hair is fluffy/frizzy, and I have a lot of it. It takes me about 20–25 minutes to dry it with a normal blow-dryer. When I’m done with drying, it’s normally so frizzy and crazy that I MUST flat iron, or else it looks like I just woke up. Flat ironing would take me another 20 min or so, so we’re looking at 45 min total to do my hair. Nope. I don’t have the time or patience for all that, unless I’m going out at night. And then I discovered this Hot Tools miracle. I’ve only been using this a little less than a week, but it’s changed my hair life and I am telling all my girlfriends. It’s reduced my time from 45 minutes to 10. TEN!! Not only that, I don’t have to flat iron my hair, which saves time and heat exposure to my fine hair. The end result is SO smooth." —BayAreaShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $44.70.

    22. Bio-Oil works like a magician to help make scars and marks go ~poof~. It's packed with essential oils and vitamins to deliver long lasting hydration to all skin types without that sticky feeling.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome. I get dry patches on my face in the winter and since using this, no more dry patches! I have pretty sensitive skin and I can't use most creamy moisturizers because I'll break out, Bio-Oil adds the moisture I need without breaking me out. It also helps to reduce old acne scars and evens out my skin tone. As an added benefit, the smell is light and clean!" —Lydia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92.

    23. Crest 3D White Teeth Whitening Kit uses strips and an LED lightening tool to remove yellow stains and leave behind a set of pearly whites., Amazon

    You'll get one LED light and 20 strips — they recommend you use this once a day for 60 minutes (the light will automatically turn off).

    Promising review: "I am only on day five of whitening, but so far I already see a difference! The box recommends to do it twice a year, and I am definitely going to do that! I drink a ton of coffee and a decent amount of wine (LOL), so I was always worried my teeth would get really yellow/brown even with proper brushing. The fear is gone!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $82.23.

    24. A 24-pack of Wonder Hangers to make sure your shopping haul fits into your tiny closet. One hanger can hold five garments, plus the handle can lay vertically, which gives you even more space.


    Promising review: "These hangers are a lifesaver. We just moved into a new small home and our bedroom, along with our walk-in closet is small. So we are not using dressers, and these hangers are perfect. They cut the amount of space you use to at least half, maybe more, depending on what items you are hanging. Paired these along with hanging shelves in the closet, and some storage cubes on the top closet shelves, and now we have everything stored in our closet perfectly and organized. Buy these! You won't be disappointed!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it 10-pack from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

    25. Denman Hair Brush cuts styling time in half because it detangles and shapes curls at the same time! The evenly spaced bristles ensure you always have a head of perfectly sculpted spirals.,

    Promising review: "I love this brush! I ordered because I saw a Youtube video of a girl with curly hair using it, and her curls came out amazing! I always do wash-and-gos, and I usually would only brush/comb my hair in the shower style it once I was out, but sometimes if I waited a little longer to style it, my hair would get dry and frizzy. It would be almost impossible to get my curls defined without getting back in the shower. With this brush, now all I have to do it spray my hair with water, put product in it, and comb it through with this brush, and my curls are poppin'! My image shows before and after use of the brush about 30 minutes after getting out of the shower. The brush is also very sturdy and you can take rows out if you want a looser curl!" —Kirstie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three styles and eight colors).

    26. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water removes waterproof makeup that won't budge, getting rid of dirt and excess oil to leave you with clean skin sans residue.,

    Promising review: "I switched from using makeup pads and makeup remover for environmental purposes, and switched over to re-useable makeup cloths and micellar water. This has been my favorite, as it removes makeup and cleanses skin. I have very sensitive skin, so I just use this on my face at night and follow up with a light moisturizer. This combination has done wonders for my skin, and I keep on coming back to this one by Garnier because I've had no negative side effects." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

    27. Cirepil The Original Blue Wax aims to make at-home waxing quick and painless. These high-quality beads gently wrap around head-to-toe body hair allowing for easy-breezy removal and no wax strips needed, meaning you'll save some dough without compromising quality.

    Reviewer before and after photo of blue wax results on underarms

    Promising Review: "I've tried quite a few waxes over the years and this one might be my favorite. I seem to get fewer broken hairs (and my hair breaks very easily), and it usually grabs everything even if I have a few hairs going in a different direction. I really don't like anything else for my bikini line. I do Brazilians on myself and that isn't for the faint of heart. Having to redo sections is not only painful, but annoying. It's also a waste of product and therefore money. I do one section and I'm done. Sometimes I need to go a second time in the opposite direction, but usually not. I have very sensitive skin and some waxes result in rashes, not something you want to be dealing with on freshly waxed sensitive areas. This one, I've never had an issue. Love it." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon from $39.99.

    28. Chi Spin N Curl takes a page out of the Jetsons' book by allowing you to curl your hair in an instant without doing any work. Drop a section of your hair into the rotating barrel and it'll be curled to perfection in just a few seconds.


    Promising review: "I am in love with this gadget! I’ve always used curling irons, but this is so much better. For me, I don’t have to be as mindful of how I’m wrapping my hair in the curling iron to avoid that antiquated style of overly curled hair. I love that the heated part is completely inside the barrel, so no worries about burning my fingers. It’s very quick to heat up — under a minute. You can easily adjust the settings for heat or how long you want the hair in the barrel before it beeps. Even if the unit hasn’t beeped and you want to release your hair sooner, you just pull it out. It won’t let your hair get stuck inside. If you try to put too much inside or the hair is too tangled to start, the iron beeps and stops pulling the hair inside. I have pretty thick hair and still have been able to pull in reasonable sections of hair. I’m able to curl my entire head of thick hair in about 10 minutes." —Blondie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in six colors).

    29. Lavinso Foot Exfoliation Peeling Mask sloughs off dead skin and calluses so your feet feel and look as soft as a baby's bottom. No scrubbing needed — just slip your cuties into these booties for intense exfoliation and a ton of moisture.

    Promising Review: "My poor feet have been extremely neglected ever since I was pregnant two years ago. This was the first time I really ever had very rough, hard heels and 'old'-looking feet; so bad, I didn't even want to have a pedicure or wear sandals. Anyway, these foot peels were super easy to use and boy are they effective. It was the fourth day that my feet began to peel — very strange! Totally painless. The new skin coming through was very soft, like new. I would totally recommend. My sister and mother have requested their boxes." —Ally CHR

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    30. Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum packs retinol, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid into one bottle. Just a few drops can moisturize, slough away dead skin, and eradicate bacteria in one quick swoop.

    reviewer before/after pic with before photo showing acne scars and after photo with significantly less scarring and dark spots

    Promising review: "I suffer from hormonal cystic acne that leaves horrible scarring on my sensitive skin; my skin has improved so much since I started using this product! For the first couple of weeks, my skin purged out any underlying blemishes but afterwards was clearer and smoother than I’ve seen it in YEARS! I love that it not only target my acne scarring with the vitamin c but also soothes the redness with the niacinimide and has anti-aging properties from the retinol AND helps minimize my blackheads and pore size with the salicylic acid. It is the perfect product for my sensitive oily acne prone skin! I stopped using this product for a bit because TBH i was too lazy to order it again and my skin went back to being crap. I started using it again; my skin looks amazing." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    31. Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray soothes dry, irritated skin with just one spritz. It's safe for all skin types because it doesn't contain any alcohol, oil, or fragrance.


    Tower 28 is small, woman-owned business based in Los Angeles, California. The founder, Amy, started the brand after after working 15+ years in the beauty industry. Despite her career, she was unable to find a solution for her skin issues until she created Tower 28. The company specializes in nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-free beauty products that are safe to use on all skin types.

    Promising review: "This product is perfect for refreshing my skin through out the day and calming my redness. As it only contains three ingredients, it’s so calming for my super sensitive skin. I keep it in my purse at all times for whenever my skin needs a pick-me-up. This product has truly helped me. I see a major difference." —travis3145

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    32. A foaming cleanser that is popular for getting tough stains out of fabric. Your furniture will be finally be rid of all those stains from sauces, juices, and coffee that you meant to clean as soon as you got home but...never did.

    The stain-removing formula lifts dirt and residue on cloth, carpet, and upholstery. Oh and it's citrus-scented!

    Promising review: "I would’ve been happy if this stuff worked half as well as the reviews made it seem. But holy cow, this fabric cleaner is incredible! I bought a '93 Jeep recently and the inside was pretty gross (check out the photos). The fabric upholstery looked like someone’s Pepsi had exploded everywhere, with dark drippy stains and spots all over the seats. After using this cleaner these seats looks amazing! It takes some work to really get in there and work a lather, but hoo boy is it worth it. Check out the before and after photos! I’m so pumped. This stuff is great! Definitely a lifelong customer now." —S. Wheeler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A pack of water bottle–cleaning tablets that require no scrubbing at all. It's perfect for those stained containers, dishes, and mugs and gets rid of residual odors.

    Reviewer's before and after of a bottle super clean

    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.

    Check out our closer look of these Bottle Bright tablets!

    34. Extensions for kinky, coily, and curly hair so that whether you're too tired to style, want a little extra volume, or length — this brand has got you covered with clip-ins, wigs, and ponytails.

    Christine Forbes / BuzzFeed

    Heat Free Hair is a Black woman–owned small business that makes hair extensions and wigs for Afro-textured hair. They sell lace fronts, wefted hair, full lace wigs, and clip-ins in a variety of textures. The set come with six clip-ins.

    "I have been eyeing Heat Free Hair for 10 YEARS because they are pricey. Now that I've gotten my hands on some clip-ins, I regret waiting so long because they're totally worth it. For context, I have 4b–4c hair. I'm not used to being able to use hair fresh out the box. However, this blends perfectly with my natural hair. Mind you, I installed these in like 20 minutes with minimal stretching. All I did was lightly detangle the hair and put it in where my hair was less dense. It's soft and doesn't have that weird 'new hair' smell or waxy residue. You can tell that these were created by and for Black women. If you're a naturalista looking for an extra-full Afro or a ponytail, try these — you won't regret it." —BuzzFeed writer Christine Forbes

    Get it from Heat Free Hair for $189+ (available in three lengths, as well as "For Kurls" and "For Koils")

    35. A bug bite suction tool to help relieve swelling, irritation, and itching from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and more. Just one pump of this simple device removes insect fluid from bites! It's reusable and doesn't require any pills, cream, or prescriptions.


    The suction can be pretty strong so use caution and try a small amount of suction first and work your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions). Immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: It’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    36. L'Oreal Paris Root Cover Up is beloved for its hard work and dedication to concealing grays and new growth in between colorings. Their ammonia- and peroxide-free formula won't stain or smear so feel free to run your fingers through your gorgeous mane.

    Promising Review: "This stuff is amazing! Like magic! Thought I’d give it a try as I usually use the powder w brush to cover up my grays in between colors, but this stuff... OMG! Sprays right on and looks so dang natural! I thought this stuff would rub off on my pillowcase too, but it doesn’t!! And I used a lot! Even over gelled hair for my slicked-back look cuz when I wear my hair up as pictured I get lots of gray there above my ear. No, this is not my gel look obv but it also washes out nicely. I just can’t say enough about this stuff. Worked like magic and I felt beautiful! Covering up grays in between is a cinch!" —PinkTears

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    37. Wet & Forget shower cleaner because are you one of those folks who absolutely hates cleaning but likes things to be spotless? Well, this stuff is perfect because it requires absolutely no scrubbing. Just apply the odorless solution to your tub daily and rinse it off with water to make your bathroom look like one at the Ritz — no sponge required.

    Reviewer shower floor before and after using the shower cleaner

    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    38. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation feels like Tinkerbell applied your makeup with a light but magical touch. The formula glides on your skin then dries to a semi-matte finish and stays put! It blurs redness, acne, and lasts all day — sign me up!

    Reviewer face before and after using foundation

    Promising Review: "This product is just as good or better than those high-priced products at beauty counters. My makeup artist actually is the person that introduced me to this product. I'm a singer in a band and I need to look great onstage...this product holds up and stays in place and feels amazing on my skin. I highly recommend it!" —Rose Petersen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.45.

    39. A stain remover so you won't have to throw out your favorite clothing because of accidental wine spills or grease stains. It even works on delicate items like silk and wool! Simply spray directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for 10 minutes, toss it in the washer, and that's it.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine from an end table, which splashed on white window shades, white window sills, white baseboards, taupe-colored painted walls, and white with dark beige carpeting. 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. I cannot recommend this product more highly! You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

    40. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo allows you to put black tops back in your wardrobe. This shampoo contains 1% ketoconazole (safe for dyed or chemically treated hair!) which washes away dandruff, flaking, scaling, and itching.

    Reviewer photo of scalp before and after using dandruff shampoo

    Promising Review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon from $14.84.

    41. A four-way leather brush for your suede shoes that are impossible not to scuff or stain. This tool will make sure that dirt doesn't mess up your boot game ever again.

    Promising review: "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying gray colored shoes once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    42. Lanoplips Ointment 101 kicks dry skin to the curb. This cruelty-free cult fave can be used on everything from brows to toes; it uses vitamin E and other moisturizing agents to cure dry lips, cracked skin, tame unruly brows, and ease itching caused by psoriasis and eczema.

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    Promising Review: "This stuff does not just sit on top of your lips and make them slimy — it actually absorbs and makes them feel like baby-soft skin. Not sticky at all and no shine so it's great to go outside around the lip where the dryness is without showing. In winter especially, my lips are red and irritated and stinging from the dryness and I have to keep applying lip goo all day. This stuff, one application and they feel soft for hours even after eating. Use it at bedtime and they are perfect the next a.m." —pltrn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.50.

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