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    27 Things From Amazon That Reviewers Actually Swear By

    Cooking gadgets, comfortable sneakers, gorgeous home decor, and more things Amazon reviewers truly love.

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    1. A cereal bowl with a separate section for your milk so you won't experience the dreaded sogginess that occurs if you leave your cereal soaking in milk for more than a few minutes. Just dip your cereal into the milk one spoonful at a time for the optimal breakfast experience.

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    Promising review: "OMG ... where have these been all my life?? This bowl is the solution to all my woes! I tried this first with Frosted Flakes and wouldn't you know it, as I sat down to try it, the 2-year-old needed to go potty. Upon finishing of her business, we returned to my cereal which of course was still crunchy. As I then stood to eat my cereal (because moms don't get to sit), the slit in the bottom allowed me to hold it without spilling. But the best part of all....I learned that the superb crunch of my cereal was enough to drown out the screams of my children as they fought over a toy. Sure, I was back to reality after my bowl was empty but it was a great escape." –Erin

    Price: $9.99+ (available in three colors)

    2. A fancy light-up mirror that will make you feel like you're a famous actor from Hollywood's golden age as you're putting on your makeup in the morning.

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    Promising review: "The vanity light is most certainly worth the value for the money. The lights are nice and bright and also has a second setting. I've been looking around for a nice mirror and this one is beyond perfect. I'm so glad I purchased this as I struggle with nice lighting in my apartment where I do my make up and hair!" –Dee

    Price: $89.99+ (available in two colors)

    3. A meat thermometer to get ultra precise temperature readings when you're making a roast chicken or barbecuing on the grill. It's especially useful if you have an old, unreliable oven and want to double check everything is cooking properly.

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    Promising review: "Bought this thermometer to replace an old analog style and it is well worth the upgrade. The reading is very quick and the large display along with the backlight makes it really easy to read in all lighting conditions. The unit feels really well build and seems like it will last a long time! Exactly what I was looking for barbecuing and smoking!" –BD

    Price: $17.95+ (available in eight colors)

    4. A basic V-neck T-shirt that goes with everything — wear it underneath a cardigan, pair it with a cute skirt, or throw it on over ripped jeans for a cool, casual look.

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    Promising review: "Such a great basic shirt! It’s very soft and feels nice against your skin. I love tunic length, I’m tall and rarely find something that covers my back side. This is perfect! I can tuck it in and dress it up as well. I am definitely ordering the other colors! If you’re looking for a nice tunic shirt, look no further!" –The Boujee Minimalist

    Price: $13.59+ (available in women's sizes S-2XL and 19 colors)

    5. A bikini with an interesting criss-cross design on the top and pretty ruched detailing on the high-waisted bottoms. You'll love showing off this stunning two-piece bathing suit at the pool!

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    Promising review: "I was nervous to order a bathing suit because I wasn’t sure how it would fit, but do yourself a favor and get this suit in all the colors!!! Literally so comfy. I’ve never felt more confident in a bathing suit. Will buy more!" –ChelseyL

    Price: $14.41+ (available in women's sizes S-XL and 21 colors)

    6. A pair of Skechers walking shoes to keep your feet super comfy as you take your daily strolls around the neighborhood. They come regular, wide, and narrow sizes, so nearly anyone can find their perfect fit!

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    Promising review: "These are the most fabulously comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I've been wearing tennis-style type shoes 90% of time for decades now because of need for comfort. I can walk miles in these (4 or 5 anyway) or stand for a longer time in them than anything else I've ever found. Plus, I think they look pretty good, especially for comfort shoes." –Carole C.

    Price: $29.95+ (available in sizes women's sizes 5-13, wide & narrow sizes, and 22 colors)

    7. Or a pair of canvas sneakers that will be your go-to pair of shoes whether you're headed out to brunch with your friends or running errands around town. Because of the great price tag, you won't even feel guilty buying these in a few colors!

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    Promising review: "First off, I really love a white sneaker and these exceeded my expectations. I decided to get these for my trip to Disney with my daughter. I wore these for two days walking around the parks ALL DAY and they were so comfortable. No blisters or chafing. They look great and are made really well. I wear between a 9.5–10 in women’s and the 10 was a perfect fit." –Katie Malloy

    Price: $16.99+ (available in women's sizes 5-11 and 10 colors)

    8. A bottle of Moroccanoil to give your hair a super shiny, smooth finish. A little bit of this oil goes a long way, so the bottle will last for a really long time.

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    Promising review: "My stylist put a little amount on her hands and rubbed the oil through my damp hair before drying. The smell is gorgeous and lasts until your next hair wash. The treatment definitely calms down any fine or flyaway hair. It makes it easier to style, and the best part is that the oil nourishes and hydrates the hair, which is very important." –Mary B.

    Price: $15+ (available in two sizes)

    9. A set of artificial ivy vines that instantly make your bedroom feel more ethereal and calming when you hang them up against a wall. Layer them with twinkly lights and you'll feel like you're a woodland fairy living amongst the trees.

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    Promising review: "I’ve used this all over my home and still have almost half of it left lol you get so much! I am a plant lover but there are some areas of my large older apartment that are very dark and don’t get any natural light (bathroom and kitchen). I used this to 'fake' plants by piling and draping. I used it along my shower and love the Mediterranean boho look! I also used it along my big standing mirror which is so eye catching in my room. Overall yes there plasticky but from far away they look great!" –Allison

    Price: $12.74 for 24 strands

    10. A pair of high-waisted paper bag pants to wear with your favorite sweater for a cute transitional outfit during the spring months. You can also show off some new sandals or high heels thanks to the tapered leg design.

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    Promising review: "This was another one of my impulse buys! The color and the paper bag waistline style really caught my attention! I also really like that the gathered area at the ankles is soft material instead of elastic! This material is incredibly soft! The pants have pockets and a belt that is attached to the waistline. Since mine are a bit large, I was able to wrap the tie around my body to cover the elastic and then tie in the front! Super comfortable — I can wear it casual or dress up for work! Highly recommend! I am already looking to get them in different colors!" –Cindy

    Price: $29.99+ (available in women's sizes S-2XL and seven colors)

    11. A flowy tank top that will become a staple in your closet as we start to head into the warmer months. Headed on a vacation this summer? This is a perfect versatile top to throw in your suitcase!

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    Promising review: "I love the colors in this top. It has a wrap top and is secured with stitching to keep it from coming open. Runs TTS and the best part is the straps are adjustable, making it easy for anyone to wear. The material is soft and feels similar to a cotton blend. Well-made for the price." –Lisa Richardson

    Price: $14.44+ (available in women's sizes S-2XL and 25 colors)

    12. An infinity neck pillow that you can contort any way you want to give your neck and head as much support as possible when you're traveling. Even if you're someone who can never fall asleep on airplanes, this superbly comfortable gadget might do the trick.

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    Promising review: "Yessss, so comforting! I’m a person who likes to bundle up on the plane and I like products like the gravity blanket. If you wrap this like a scarf it’s nice for just snuggling. If you wrap it tight around the neck and make it like a neck brace, your head is supported all around!" –Dani

    Price: $39.90 (available in five colors)

    13. A swimsuit cover-up to wear as you're headed to the pool or to the beach this summer. The collared neck and rolled-up sleeves make it look polished enough that you could also wear it as a regular dress or over jeans!

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    Promising review: "This coverup is so great that I came back to buy an additional color. I bought the black first and recently bought the white. It is lightweight, cool, and the fabric is soft. Looks very chic but also functional as a coverup. I wanted it a bit loose so I bought a size up and it's perfect. Very comfortable. Dries comfortable. You won't roast while you're wearing it. You could easily throw this on over your suit to go out for a meal or do some shopping at the beach. Highly recommend. It's super cute with cute flip-flops and a big hat and sunglasses." –D. Moore

    Price: $15.34+ (available in women's sizes S-3XL and 27 colors)

    14. A sweatshirt you can wear over a pair of bike shorts to recreate the iconic Princess Diana-leaving-the-gym look. This sweatshirt is also a great blank canvas if you're into DIY projects and want to add some fun decals to the front.

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    Promising review: "MY FAVORITE SWEATSHIRT!!!! I own this in 3 colors already and still planning to buy more. The perfect, comfy, oversized sweatshirt. I always pair it with a bralette and you can roll the sleeves to 'dress it up' a bit or leave them unrolled for an extra cozy feel (they’re pretty long)." –Chelsea Swaidner

    Price: $14.56+ (available in men's sizes S-3XL and eight colors)

    15. A Neutrogena SPF 70 sunscreen stick to ensure even distribution all over your face and body. It goes on lightly and absorbs fast so you don't have to worry about that gross greasy feeling most sunscreens leave behind.

    person holding up a stick of neutrogena face and body sunscreen
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    Promising review: "I did not have high expectations for this sunscreen! I just bought it because the price was good and someone said they liked it. Oh my gosh! I love it! I thought it was going to be hard to rub on but it's creamy. It's perfect for my kids to keep in their sports bag so they can just rub it on their face and neck before games. It doesn't pull on your skin at all. Doesn't leave ugly white stuff everywhere. This sunscreen is great; I'm ordering more to put in everyone's bags!" –Erica's Deals, Steals, & Finds

    Price: $8.97

    16. A digital clock that looks stylish and futuristic while sitting on your side table. When you're not using it to tell the time, it doubles as a mirror!

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    Promising review: "This is a great clock that basically looks just like an iPhone. I have an iPhoneX and it’s just a little bit bigger than it. The numbers are super easy to read and you can manually adjust the brightness or set it to automatic. Instructions were easy to follow and you can pick if you want 12- or 24-hour display. You can also set how long you want the snooze to be set for (5, 10, 15 minutes) and the snooze bar is nice and long on the top so you should be able to hit it without a problem." –TL
    Price: $20.95+ (available in three colors)

    17. Or this light-up alarm clock that simulates the sun rising to gently wake you up in the morning. It's a lifesaver for early risers who struggle to get out of bed.

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    Promising review: "Awesome clock that brings extremely bright light into room! I got this because my apartment is facing the west so it’s almost pitch black until about 8-9am and I struggle to wake up for work. This clock not only allows you to use the light feature (which can be extremely bright) but also can add sound to the light. The night feature has a soft sound almost like water to help you drift off to sleep and the light dims as it goes. Definitely worth the money! There’s color features as well but I have not used those yet." –nicolelacey
    Price: $39.98

    18. A wide brim straw hat to keep your face protected from strong sun rays and your hair under control on a windy day.

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    Promising review: "I have a summer straw hat already, but I haven't been able to wear it to the beach or sometimes even to the park because it flies off when there's a gust of wind (and it happens a lot)! I really like this one because there's a removable chin strap. I can wear the hat without it when I don't need it and attach it when I do. The fit of the hat is also adjustable. There's a hidden Velcro underneath the band. I do think the hat is on the smaller side, so keep that in mind. The Medium fits me OK, but I think I probably could have gotten the large and adjusted it for a smaller fit so that it's more loose/comfy. Overall, I really like the style and functionality!" –Lilian

    Price: $23.99+ (available in unisex sizes M & L and eight colors)

    19. An insulated drink holder that keeps tall skinny cans super cold, even if you're out on an all-day boat trip. These also make great gifts for your bridesmaids on your bachelorette party!

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    Promising review: "I bought two of these for a recent beach vacation. They kept our seltzers cold from the first sip to the last in 95-degree weather. They work great for all those skinny-can seltzers and beers. It's an inexpensive product that really works." –ChickenLady

    Price: $12.97+ (available in 14 colors)

    20. A car seat cover to protect your back seat from scratches, pet hair, and any dirt your dog brings in. It also comes with some pockets for you to store doggie essentials like treats or leashes.

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    Promising review: "I've been using hammock-style car seat covers for more than 10 years. This one is really nice. The underside of the cover has two rubber handles sewn in with nylon that tuck in between the seat and seat back cushions to hold the cover in place. This is a much more durable design than plastic tubes provided with other covers I've used. The mesh side faces the front seats. This allows air conditioning (and heat) from the back seat vents to blow through to the dogs. The side flaps protect the sides of the back seat when dogs are jumping in. The cotton seat cover material is coated with something to make it stiff and durable. Grass and sand sweep or vacuum out easily. Looks like it will be easy to clean off mud and gunk." –Scoots

    Price: $32.29+ (available in two sizes)

    21. A collapsible colander that has expandable handles so you can rest it over your sink and rinse a large amount of vegetables without having to hold the colander yourself. Genius!

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    Promising review: "Nice product which makes straining pasta or rinsing vegetables so much easier. It has quite a large capacity. Because it’s adjustable, it fits our sink perfectly. The bottom of the strainer is made of hard plastic so doesn’t collapse when filling it with a potful of hot pasta. The blue rubberized material allows the device to collapse making for efficient utilization of precious storage space. The expandable extensions are made of plastic, but support everything we’ve placed in it nicely with little to no flex regardless the items we place in it. Very pleased with this product." –Pix

    Price: $13.99+ (available in nine colors)

    22. A DIY gel nail polish kit to give yourself a salon-quality manicure without having to leave your house. Choose from 20 different colors or paint each nail a different color — you're the boss here! You get to make the decisions!

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    Promising review: "Love the colors!! I’ve gotten so many compliments. Such a good set for someone who does their nails like every two to three weeks. There’s a huge variety of colors. Only thing is that the bottles are really small, but I really only do my nails every couple of weeks and usually i use one color at a time so it’ll last me a bit. Also the matte and gloss polishes along with the base are normal size." –beatriz

    Price: $27.99+ (available in five color sets)

    23. A pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet that allows for even heat distribution so your food will come out perfectly every time. It's an essential item if you're headed out on a camping trip and want to cook some good meals over a campfire.

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    Promising review: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove, both gas and electric(on glass tops do not drag this skillet on it, it will scratch the glass) as well as over fire outdoors. I've owned it for eight months now and it still looks as new as it did eight months ago. Make sure to research how to clean your cast iron cookware and always heat them up to evaporate any surface moisture after cleaning before oiling. I've made many different foods in this, Utica Greens, bacon, eggs, steak, pizza...etc. All have come out perfectly. I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting for ever!" –Tinkerman

    Price: $12.92+ (available in seven sizes)

    24. An equally hilarious and cozy tortilla blanket to wrap around yourself to transform into a human-sized burrito. The age-old saying "You are what you eat" has never been more true.

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    Promising review: "Way better than what I expected! First off it comes with a burrito bag which is the most hilarious thing ever. It's perfect to wrap up the gift in. It's very very soft and does look exactly like a tortilla. It's also light but seems like it will keep you warm. I just know that my kids are going to love playing on this thing. I'm totally going to order one for myself after this! Really awesome. It's also perfectly round and stitched very well it's not rushed. That's really great. Definitely worth the money." –Jennifer Angello

    Price: $19.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors)

    25. Or this knitted, textured throw blanket that might just be the softest, most luxurious blanket you've ever felt. Did we mention how it looks super sophisticated draped across your couch or bed?

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    Promising review: "If you're looking for a nice pop of color in a neutral room - this is it! I inspected the throw carefully and found no issues. No holes or messed up fringe. Aside from the color, I absolutely love the pattern which adds a simple but noticeable texture over clean white sheets. The throw is lightweight enough that I can see myself using it over the summer but warm enough to keep me cozy in-between seasons." –Rosalyn

    Price: $18.69+ (available in three sizes and 24 colors)

    26. A letter sign with marquee lights you can use to spell out your name or a fun phrase. They're perfect for giving your space a whimsical flair or for adding a special touch to a party or wedding reception.

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    Promising review: "Love the letters! I was looking for something simple, nothing ostentatious but at the same time makes great impact for an entrance. It was also important that they could be used in the house after a party. These letters are perfect! Just the right size. They are durable but lightweight." –Mina

    Price: $9.99 per letter sign (available in letters A-Z, numbers 0-9, and "&")

    27. A travel pet carrier to keep your dog or cat secure and comfortable whether you're taking them to the vet or going on a road trip. Now you can take your furry friend with you anywhere you go!

    cat sitting in a pink travel carrier
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    Promising review: "These travel carrier are so comfortable for my cats. They are not the biggest fans of tight areas but I found that what really helps them feel comfortable in this carrier is the plush mat. They seem to love feeling the plush and are so focused on it that they don’t even notice they’re in the bag. Easy to carry them with the shoulder strap.I like that there’s different zippers to open from different areas." –Jennifer hernandez

    Price: $26.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors)

    You sprinting to the front door when you hear the door bell ring and realize it's one of these lovely Amazon products:

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

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