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    Nov 10, 2018

    27 Things That'll Help You Level Up Your Life

    Little things to make your life easier, better, and happier!

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    1. A handy book filled with useful and unexpected tips on how to make your life just a little less of a mess.

    Promising review: "Bought this sight-unseen as a gift for someone per the recommendation of a friend, and I'm SO glad I did. It's the sweetest damn book you'll ever see. The content is fun and helpful, and the illustrations are charming. I immediately ordered one for myself and this will be my go-to gift for friends!" —Whoopwhoop

    Get it from Amazon for $11.09.

    2. A 20 oz. water bottle designed to help you keep track of exactly how much water you're drinking and make sure you're staying hydrated — just slide the colorful bands up with every finished bottle!

    Promising review: "Love this water bottle. The concept of using the bands to help you keep track of how much you've drunk is GENIUS. I HATE using apps because I forget to put what I've drunk in after I'm done drinking it. This is so simplistic but so great. Drink a whole bottle, sweet! Put a band on your wrist. They're cute, colorful, and comfy. If you have a lot of arm hair they might pinch and tug your arm. This bottle isn't meant to be tipped over though. It leaked a little when it would fall over with the straw, which makes sense. Duh! The straw isn't airtight to the bottle. Cute, stylish, and simplistic in its ways of keeping track of water intake. Love." —Ana T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29+ (available in three colors).

    3. A set of ultra-plush, 300-thread-count hygro cotton bedsheets to help keep you cool and cozy all night long.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, starting at $36.99+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

    4. A pack of collagen infused eye masks so you can deal with your lack-of-sleep look and any other general under-eye puffiness.,

    Promising review: "This product is a MUST for anyone who struggles with puffy/dark under eyes! I have horrible under-eye bags thanks to poor genetics and wearing eyeglasses my entire life. At some point, I'm going to have plastic surgery but I will be using these eye masks every day until I can afford the time and money for the surgery. I've enclosed an ugly (but very honest) picture of the before and after results from using this product this morning. I woke up and immediately applied the eye mask. I then wore it for about 25 minutes under my eyeglasses while I went about my household chores until the pads completely dried. When I removed the mask, my under eye area was looking way less puffy and much brighter than when I woke up. I love this product so much that I'm ordering five more packages today so I have a supply handy." —Mrs L

    Get two packs of 30 from Amazon for $3.99.

    5. An investment-worthy Dyson Airwrap that might come with a hefty price tag but its assortment of attachments will give you everything — literally EVERYTHING! — you need to create a perfect hairdo.

    The kit comes complete with styler, 1.2" and 1.6" Airwrap barrel, firm smoothing brush, soft smoothing brush, round volumizing brush, pre-styling dryer, storage case, non-slip mat, and filter cleaning brush.

    Get it from Dyson for $549.99 (available in two colors).

    6. A weekly pill organizer so you can make sure to get all your meds and vitamins in before you forget...again.

    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. I don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on 10 different meds, which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket, and I am set. As a side note, when you pull out your new pill pod you know what day it is. Lol. Mom saw mine and ordered one. Everyone who I’ve shown it to is sold. It’s a great product. So far it is one of the few products I have rated five stars." —Karen R. Starken

    Get it from Amazon for $6.45.

    7. A set of tear- and water-resistant budget envelopes for help tracking all your expenses and organizing your bills.

    Promising review: "I take money out once a month and when it’s gone that’s it until next week. I waited to see how these were going to hold up. Going on month four and they still look brand new. Special durable paper. These are great. I did not use them all. I have one for groceries week, fuel, vacation, and travel for work." —Yoga4life

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. Or, if you don't use cash all that often, try a budget book to help you organize monthly expenses and stay on top of your financial planning.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these as a gift for a friend looking to budget and buy a home next year as well as a gift for someone looking to budget. The book is well-made and thoughtfully designed. Perfect for anyone looking to minimize the time it takes to budget or someone who is new and needs some guidance! I loved that it has the pockets for your receipts too. After my boyfriend saw it, even he wanted one!" —Nicole Giordano

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    9. A freakin' amazing app called Digit that sneakily helps you save money: It works by analyzing your spending and taking small, random amounts (so small you won't even notice) out of your account every day.

    In just a few short months I was able to save $400 without even noticing any money was being taken out of my bank account!!! It's freakin' amazing!!!

    Get it from the App Store for free!

    10. A set of glass meal-prep containers to help you plan out your weeks and stay healthy and on budget.,

    Promising review: "I live in a plastic-free household and glass meal-prep containers are something that I can never seem to have enough of! What I love about these containers is that they're a bit deeper than most meal-prep containers, allowing you to reduce some bulk. There is also a lovely glass divider built into the container! Though heavy, because they are glass, my family has easily thrown these into their lunch bags and let's just say that they're not the most delicate of creatures but the meal-prep containers arrive back home perfectly intact with no leaks or spills! Definitely a must-have, and for the price, you really cannot find anything as great! I searched on Amazon and found that even plastic containers were the same price!" —RVS

    Get a set of five containers from Amazon for $26.49.

    11. A light-therapy face mask that uses blue light technology to target acne-causing bacteria and red light technology to reduce acne inflammation.

    Promising review: "I have never written a product review and frankly I bought this product and THEN read all of its reviews and was kind of peeved. I should have read them first but I already had paid for it so I was just going to give it a try. BOY AM I HAPPY I DID! THIS WORKED OVERNIGHT WITH ONE TREATMENT. I KID YOU NOT, I AM OBSESSED. I thought that the influencer who recommended it was sponsored by it so it may be a dud but wow. Just wow. I am so happy I bought this. It literally worked overnight. I have hormonal acne and this is something that actually improves the appearance and calms the redness. I am very satisfied. You do have to buy multiple 'activators' though! Each is only good for 30 uses. It is worth the money for me. I think it's a sneaky business scheme but I will pay it because it works." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    12. Couch to 5K, an app perfect for anyone who really wants to get motivated and learn to become a runner — it works by giving you a coach who'll slowly introduce you to longer and longer workouts, building you up so you can actually survive a 5K.

    Get it from the App Store for $2.99.

    13. A delightful five-year journal that has you answer one question every day of the year, and come back to the same questions on the same day for five years.

    Promising review: "I love this journal. I'm not the person to keep a diary, but I always love to reminisce on past memories. This is the perfect median. Some questions are very thought-provoking ('Are you in love?' 'Who are you fooling?') and some are a little lighter ('What's in your fridge right now?' 'Are you wearing socks?'). If you answer these with one word, you're probably not going to have fun with this journal or have anything to really look back on. If you go in depth with your answers (i.e., 'Are you wearing socks?' 'Yes! Two! My heater broke and it's a blizzard!'), you'll be able to really have something to look back on. All and all, I'm seven months into this journal and I love it so much. I'm excited to continue filling it out for the next four and half years!" —Kiersten

    Check out our full review here!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    14. An LED essential oil diffuser aromatherapy machine so you can fill your space with a lovely and relaxing fragrance it deserves.

    Promising review: "First-time diffuser user but I know aromatherapy works. I had been using candles and pillow/linen spray to help me sleep better due to chronic pain. Spray only last a short duration and I am worried to leave the candles burning while I'm sleeping. I read the review and this seems like what I need to get the aromatherapy during the night without the risk of burning down my home. I like the color-changing feature too. It is soothing to look at and doubles as a night light for me. I used the intermittent setting so it would last longer. Easy to operate, essential oils not included but there are a ton of choices out there." —WM in Denver

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

    15. A motherf#@%in' bidet, because I can almost guarantee it'll change your life!

    Promising review: "One of the delights when I have traveled to France, is having a bidet. When we replaced our toilets, I added this product to my toilet. Besides loving the clean feeling a bidet gives, we live rurally and have a septic tank. I want to decrease the paper products that I flush. My husband installed the bidet and the toilet. He felt the install was simple. One hitch was tightening the connection between the bidet tubing and the toilet connection. Once he got it tight, leaking ceased. The bidet itself works well on both low and high setting. I noticed that in order to get the spray device to drop down, you need to go first to the high setting, then you can back down to low. I was concerned that the water being unheated would be a problem, but it isn't. So far, I love this!" —Genevieve Rohan

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's in-depth review of a similar bidet!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    16. A very informative book written with the intention of helping you finally get your s#!t together.

    Promising review: "This book I found to be incredibly peaceful and giddy, the author intentionally made this book in a way that makes people laugh. She mixed tips in with her own experiences and I really loved the way she took the time to express her different ideas about happiness. The author put amazing dedication into the cover and the style, that makes me laugh because the tiny pictures represent adult life. She did a really great job of expressing how to love and be yourself, without being hypocritical and not doing it herself. Cherishing this book." —summerwoods10

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+.

    17. A temperature-regulating, hygro cotton mattress pad designed to help make your bed the oasis of your dreams.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, starting at $44.09 (available in sizes twin–California king).

    18. A air-quality monitor you use in conjunction with an app to track the toxins, chemicals, fine dust, CO2, humidity, and temperature in your very own home that's totally worth the investment.

    Promising review: "The Awair second edition looks like a beautiful piece of art or as if it’s part of my living room set. The five types of sensors are giving me data about my living space that is crucial to my health. The app is excellent, gives me alerts and a one-week history of my data. It would be great if the app did some more correlation between my historical data for me to draw some conclusions. Also, it could present outdoor environmental data as well since it did ask me for my location." —D. Negrin

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    19. A subscription to Care/of for a monthly delivery of personalized vitamins and supplements designed based on your needs and lifestyle.


    Check out our full review on Care/of vitamins.

    Get them from Care/of starting at $5/month.

    20. A soothing, light and clean aromatherapy mist you can spray onto your linens for a relaxing and rejuvenating scent that'll help put you at ease.

    Promising review: "Love this spray! I spray it on my pillow and sheets before I lay down and it has such a light but great scent! Calms and soothes me so I can fall asleep." —CandeceV

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20 (available in six scents).

    21. A teeth-whitening kit complete with LED light, carbamide peroxide solution, gel syringes, remineralization gel, tray, and a case for the pearly whites you only thought you'd find at a jeweler.,

    Promising review: "This product is the best whitening product I’ve ever used. Strips would make a difference but nothing this dramatic, I’ve only used it twice and my teeth are bright white with no sensitivity whatsoever. It’s like I have a brand-new smile that I paid hundreds of dollars for. I will definitely repurchase." —Alyssa Mulisha

    And check out our BuzzFeed Reviews in-depth reviews of some of the best teeth whiteners out there, no matter your budget!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    22. An Amazon Echo Spot that'll work as your calendar, alarm clock, news provider, phone, radio, shopping list holder, audiobook player, and so much more!! It's basically your personal assistant.

    Promising review: "I am not one for reviews but I just had to write this. This thing is a work of art. My whole house is a smart house, from my locks to my thermostats. I have an Echo, four Echo Dots, and now an Echo Spot. I love this. It works as expected. I am a total Apple Guy but I choose Alexa over Siri any day. Amazon has knocked it out of the park!" —Apple Guy

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in white and black).

    23. A really, really cool, small, lightweight, waterproof, and shower-safe Quip toothbrush designed to use sensitive sonic vibrations to help you get the best teeth brushing ever — it also has a built-in timer and quadrant pulses so it cleans everything evenly.


    Check out a full review of the awesomeness that is the Quip toothbrush — our pick for best affordable electric toothbrush — on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get a plastic Quip from Target for $35 or from Quip for $25+ (available in two colors), or a metal Quip from Target for $50 or from Quip for $40+ (available in four colors).

    24. A non-dated daily planner with weekly and monthly review pages to help you master your productivity and time management.

    Promising review: "Love this planner. I love the free-form. You can skip weeks you know you're out of town or whatever and save those pages for another time. I think my favorite part of this planner is the first two pages. Everything to do with this planner is how YOU make it. For me, it also helped (kind of made) me reflect on things I really do want and goals I really do want to achieve. Words of affirmation was difficult for me to fill out so I looked them up online and wrote the ones that spoke to me most. How I want to/should be seeing myself." —Amazon Customer

    Bonus: This is our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best affordable productivity planner!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    25. A cushioned foam acupressure mat and pillow set, because it's literally impossible to function at your full potential when you're suffering from neck and back pain.

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Yes, it can hurt, especially on those really tight areas, but I love it anyway. You can feel the blood start racing through your body, great for circulation. Takes a few minutes to adjust your body to the right position when lying on your back. I lie on it all different ways. Pull your legs up when on your back to get the middle of your back and spine.I love standing on it — the hip area hurts but I do it anyway. If you're really a trooper, kneel on it. I use it almost every day and I only wear underwear when i use it. This was a great price and it came with a bolster pillow. I've ordered more for friends." —Kelly

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    26. A 100% cotton weighted blanket designed to offer the gentle sensation of being held, which encourages a deep, healthy, restful sleep.

    Promising review: "I’d read the great reviews for this and was hopeful it would help increase sleep time and comfort, and wow! Before I received this weighted blanket, according to my Fitbit, I was averaging about four and a half hours of sleep per night due to pain. My first night with this blanket and I slept over seven hours!! Same for my second night. This is so comfortable and comforting. I’m recommending this to everyone I know!" —Jamie Eubanks

    Get it from Amazon for $69.50+ (available in 12 sizes and 13 colors).

    27. And a delightful and totally splurgeworthy Aerogarden, because there is no reason why you shouldn't grow your own fresh herbs within the comfort of your own home.


    It uses energy-efficient LED grow lights that automatically turn on and off and has handy little feed and water reminders to help you make sure you're actually successful at growing your plants! It also includes Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Get a more indepth review of this awesome little garden!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $129.99 (available in three colors).

    No excuses, guys — it's time to...

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

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