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    42 Things That’ll Make You Say, “Why Don’t I Own That Already?”

    From warm-weather dresses to magnetic measuring spoons to infectious disease coloring books: an eclectic mix of some *really awesome* things.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A genius little Pocket Palette, a travel-friendly totally portable kit with everything you need to do your makeup on the go! It includes mascara, BB cream, and blush/lip tint that'll have you looking fly AF without having to carry your entire makeup bag around.,

    Promising review: "I travel often for work, and it’s so much easier to pack a few pocket palettes than tote my regular makeup — they’re super carry-on bag/airport friendly! I love my Lancôme but I’d much rather not tote around heavy glass bottles, so I keep a palette at the ready for the gym, in my purse, at my desk at work, etc. — they’re that convenient. For the makeup itself, the quality of the BB cream is great. It’s light, feels and looks natural, you can get at least two full uses out of the quantity. The lip/cheek color amount is also generous. I personally go for a darker lip generally, but this is good for blush and will last me a while. I love how handy the mascara applicator is, so fun-sized. For someone on the go, who isn't soooo makeup savvy that I'm contouring all the time, this product is really practical!" —Maureen

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four shades).

    2. A mess catching laundry detergent caddy so all those drippies coming out of your soap jugs don't make their way on to your floor — it attaches to most economy sized liquid detergent and fabric softener container spouts.

    Promising review: "Very happy with this product. Fits nicely underneath to hold the cup without dangling too low and the fact that I can just Command Strip attach it to the bottom of the detergent means that it can't/won't slip off the head of the dispenser, as many similar alternatives have been reviewed to do." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.08.

    3. A playfully ruffled and ruched elastic bodice midi dress that'll have you looking like the lead in a rom-com.,

    Promising review: "The perfect warm weather dress. Purchased for an upcoming cruise and it will be a welcome addition to the few clothing items I plan on taking. The fabric looks like linen but is actually a cotton/poly blend with a bit of spandex for stretch. The top is the only part that feels stretchy. The fabric is medium weight. Not too thin or thick. I love the styling, it's conservative yet slightly flirty. It’s like a modern twist on Little House on the Prairie, evoking a romantic innocence, without looking dowdy. The belt is a separate piece, wear with or without. I’m 5’6", 130 pounds, and a size medium fits just right. The best part is I don’t feel I need to wear a bra with this dress. The top hugs well and gives me all the support I need." —Digicabin Family

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 13 colors).

    4. A hardback copy of Am I Dying?!, a complete guide to identifying and dealing with whatever symptoms you're currently feeling because last time WebMD was selling you some fake news and, well, never again.

    Promising review: "This book is great! You always wonder when you have an ache or pain somewhere. This is a great guide as to what to do next. Everyone should have a copy!" —Robb

    Get it from Amazon for $17.10.

    5. A nylon (so it's non-stick safe) colander strainer designed with a discreet hook so it easily attaches to the side of your pan — it's also dishwasher safe, heat-resistant up to 200°C/392°F, and works with fried foods.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! It is quite sturdy and has no issues holding lots of ravioli, tortellini, or any other shaped pasta. One note, it does not do well with long spaghetti. It is also great for grabbing veggies out when I blanch them in water or chicken breasts I have poached. I was injured in an automobile accident and my hands are not in great condition. This has made having to use tongs for some things no longer necessary. It has also — almost totally — made lifting heavy pots full of liquid, unnecessary. Cooking is therapy for me and to find any tools which make it easier for me, is fantastic! I highly recommend this scoop to anyone needing a little help in the kitchen, or who just wants to not have to pull out strainers all of the time." —Kayce Cawthon McCarty

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

    6. A water-activated papaya enzyme and grapefruit seed oil cleanser travel set designed to naturally brighten and clarify your complexion, while gently exfoliating your dull skin.

    Promising review: "I regret not purchasing this sooner! My red marks have diminished, there haven't been any acne flare-ups and my skin is so much smoother. I've used TATCHA, which is also good but when using Hanalei I've noticed that my skin isn't as tight. So in a way, Hanalei seems to work better than the higher end products for me. So much more reasonably priced than TATCHA too. I will definitely purchase again." —wanda

    Get a set of 14 from Amazon for $15 (cruelty-free, available in papaya and charcoal).

    7. A pair of acrylic palm leaf earrings that'll bring the tropical to your next outfit.

    Promising review: "I bought these earrings to give my rehearsal dinner look a cute tropical vibe, while keeping to our wedding colors! These are soooo cute. Well made and not heavy. I will wear these again, and again, and again." —Ken G.

    Get the pair from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five colors).

    8. A flavorful variety pack of sea salts with everything you need to make a top chef quality meal including Himalayan Pink, French Grey, Hawaiian Red, and Hawaiian Black salts.

    Promising review: "Don't hesitate, these four salts are mind-blowing. This purchase is my first venture into the world of fine/exotic salts, and I am not at all disappointed. These four salts are incredibly versatile and diverse: the pink is the brightest, the red is the sweetest, the black is the hottest, and the gray is the creamiest. I'm not gonna get into those 'jalapeno' or 'garlic' or 'wine' flavor-infused salts. I'm by far and away more intrigued by different salts that have naturally developed on our earth — like these four." —Shlar47

    Get the pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in a variety of sizes and flavors).

    9. A cinched waist, ruffled shirt dress you can wear to work on those unbearably hot summer days.


    Get it from Walmart for $38 (available in sizes XS-3XL).

    10. A side mount screen clip to attach to a laptop to create a dual monitor situation with your phone or tablet.

    Promising review: "I bought this mount to add a 10" monitor onto my laptop at work when I am portable. The item works as a simple clamp attaching the two surfaces together by the bezel. The mount has a slight curve to it so that the extra monitor curves towards me slightly. The mount does cover a small portion of both screens, so I had to change the resolution of the smaller screen in order to read all the text." —slapstar

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (or get a pack of two for $15.99).

    11. A set of stainless steel magnetic measuring spoons that'll help in your quest of keeping an organized and jam-free drawer.

    Promising review: "I have been using cheap flimsy little metal scoops that my son likes to steal and wanted something more functional. I like that these have the two ends, sometimes a recipe needs the same sized tsp for two different ingredients and it's annoying to have to wash for every single one. This resolved that! The magnet is not very strong at all. It holds them together but alone they won't sick on the fridge or my metal bowls, only a metal surface if it's wide and if there's no gravity to oppose the magnet (on top of an edge but not on the side of anything)." —Lisa

    Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $13.97.

    12. A pair of cold therapy socks to chill your entire foot and help relieve sore feet, hot feet, tired feet, aching feet, and other painful chronic conditions like plantar fasciitis and arthritis.

    Promising review: "Received my ice socks yesterday after being on my feet all day. I froze them overnight (they came with gel packs inserted in the socks and instructions said to freeze them that way). I am currently resting with my feet elevated and socks on. They are very cold, especially in the toe area. I ordered these because I have a lot of swelling on the top of my right foot. The socks are made with gel-pack toe pockets, which is not the area I need the most help with, so I moved the gel pack halfway out to better cover the top of my foot and that is working well for me. These socks are very nice and well-made of a soft, comfortable, stretchy fabric. I wear a size 8.5 women's and ordered the small/medium. They were easy to put on with the gel packs inserted and a very good fit, not too small or too large. I've been wearing them for about 30 minutes and they are still fairly cold. I would highly recommend for anyone with foot problems needing ice. They're easy, convenient, and non-messy. Just what I was looking for!" —Texas Gigi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).

    13. A magnetic cord organizer you can use to keep all your chargers within easy reach — and if your cord isn't magnetic, it comes with handy little ties to keep them in place.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my husband after seeing a review of great new products. Has made life easier by keeping the cords from falling behind his nightstand. Way better than tape or sitting books on them. Worth it!" —Lisa I Craig

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    14. A genius little heat-resistant chopper to finally break up that package of ground meat, allowing it to cook evenly.

    Non-stick and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I've been eyeing this same tool from Pampered Chef but it's so pricy I didn't want to take the plunge. When I found this one on Amazon and saw how much more reasonably priced it was, I decided to go for it. I've used it a few times since purchasing and it is awesome! Works just as well as I envisioned the pricier version to work and I love that it didn't cost an arm and a leg. I am happy that this comes in red as it matches the other kitchen tools and theme of my kitchen! Thanks for making cooking with ground meat so much simpler." —Genetics

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    15. A purifying charcoal peel-off mask that'll get deep in there to help remove blackheads and reduce the look of your pores.,

    Promising review: "My husband and I did this together. We both did exactly what the box said. My loving husband 'painted' my face with it and removed it for me. Not going to lie, the peach fuzz I have down around the sides of my face hurt coming off. I would stick to just the nose and chin next time. I could actually feel the mask hardening on, which was cool. It left my face slightly pink afterward, but it felt fresh and cool, definitely cleaned the pores." —Veronica Cuellar

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    16. A delightful scallop and laser-cut hem mini dress, because everyone deserves that perfect weekend dress and this one will be yours.

    On a personal note, I just bought this cutie for a family visit and my niece literally stole it from me. It looked great on her.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. This is adorable, pretty, and fun to wear. Color and pattern are true to the image. I am 5'5", 128 lbs., 32C, and I ordered a small in the blue/green and it fits great. The zipper is cheapy, so be careful. The top is see-through but if you wear a nude bra or pale blue bra under, it's not so noticeable. I kinda like the fact that the top is slightly see-through, it's flirty. The bottom half is lined and hits mid-thigh. I have long legs and short/medium torso." —jstevens

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 0-12 and in four colors).

    17. An assorted box of no-fuss loose leaf tea drops to make it so you never have to worry about tea bags or packs of sugar again.,

    Promising review: "I am a tea addict. So when I saw Tea Drops I was intrigued, they are unlike any tea I have seen before so I decided to give them a try. I was surprised at how much I loved them! Simply drop the tea drop in boiling water and viola, a perfect cup. They are perfectly sweetened, not too sweet, just a fun and easy way to make tea. These would make such a cute wedding favor or even to serve them at a tea party. I highly recommend these!" —Stephenia Bosch

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. A copy of a super fun drinking game filled with challenges that'll have your friends laughing so hard (while getting you so drunk).,

    Promising review: "Whoever made these cards is savage! Everyone wearing a shirt with buttons drinks. You better be wearing a T-shirt, lol. If you are looking for a fun drinking game to add to your collection of Jenga and Cards Against Humanity, these are it. A really fun game that doesn't require much thought, and mostly an excuse to drink with friends while your favorite Spotify playlist plays in the background. Cute logo and quality cards that won't get soggy if you accidentally spill on them. There are only 100 cards, so an expansion deck might be nice. These cards WILL get you drunk." —Joey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    19. A brush cleaner so you can easily remove any stuck-on hair, build-up, and that fuzz that comes from I dunno where but ends all over the base of the bristles.

    Promising review: "Love this. Efficiently gets all the hair out of my round brushes and flat brushes. The rolling bristle feature works really well!" —MsPoe

    Get it from Amazon for $3.46.

    20. A handy little scrap trap you can hang from your cabinet door to help catch all your extras.

    Promising review: "I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! Keeps the counter clean, you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this (strawberry stems, onion peels, etc.), or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan (broccoli florets, chopped peppers, onions, etc.). Makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!" —*BeckyC*

    Get it from Amazon for $13.41.

    21. A pack of bra band extenders that'll also extend the length of your favorite bodysuit that's always riding up.

    Promising review: "Actually did not order this for a bra extender, I ordered it for my compression garment which was too, too tight between the crotch snap area and hurt me so badly. I snapped the extender on the crouch area, it was very easy to do and now I have plenty of room to adjust to my desire. Fits very comfy, satisfied with my purchase. 😃" —queenb276

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five styles).

    22. A very comfy stability cushion designed to fit on top of any chair and help you improve your posture.

    Promising review: "My job requires me to sit practically all day at work which caused me to become very restless and give me back problems. I couldn't sit still for five minutes without adjusting myself. I also began to worry about the bad posture I could be having because of it as well. I found this and gave it a shot. I've only had it for a little more than a week but the difference with it has been amazing! I can sit at my desk all day long without feeling discomfort or back pain. It sits neatly on my chair without looking too noticeable, and now my biggest problem is trying to keep my co-workers from stealing it from me. $20 for this thing is honestly a steal! So worth it!" —MeLissa

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors).

    23. An adorable little T-shirt covered in the cutest cupcake design and a very inspirational message that'll keep you motivated throughout your day.

    Get it from the BuzzFeed merch shop on Amazon for $21.99 (available in men's and women's sizes and in five colors).

    24. A self-adhesive pen holder you can attach to your calendar, notebook, binder, and any other place you find yourself needing a writing utensil.

    Promising review: "These pen loops are exactly what you'd expect. They secure to a notebook using a 3M backing tape, so there's no concern of the loop coming undone from the notebook, short of you physically prying it off. The square piece that secures to the notebook has a textured leather kind of feel, although I'm positive it's just actually a piece of cardboard, it's functional and still looks good. The loop itself has a strong elastic that will stretch to fit any size pen and has a soft, non-abrasive fabric feel so you shouldn't have to worry about it scratching your pen if that's something you'd worry about. All in all, it works great. While there are fancier pen loops around, these ones work fantastic and they're more cost effective if you plan on going through notebooks. I have not attempted it, but if you plan on removing the loop after the notebook is filled up, you may have some difficulties. The 3M tape is rather secure. However, it's unintrusive enough that it doesn't bother me. If you're trying to keep your writing organized, starting here is not a bad idea." —Kevin Kreiner

    Get a pack of nine from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A copy of what is, honestly, the most disgusting coloring book on the entire planet.

    Promising review: "So awesome! So gross! My husband loved it, can't wait to put it in his clinic. LOL!" —C. N.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.86 and don't forget the color pencils.

    26. A rapid veggie steamer to pop into the microwave for just over two minutes to get perfectly healthy treats — if that's what you wanna call them.

    Promising review: "Works quite well for broccoli and zucchini. Our experience has been to put half as much water as the fill line suggests and microwave it a minute longer for tenderness. Easy to clean and seems durable. :)" —squinja7000

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A handy little container of touch up paint that'll tackle all those chips and marks you've been meaning to deal with.,

    Promising review: "I decided to try this to cover up some of the chips of missing paint in my kitchen. It works perfectly. The bottle is a little bigger than a tube of Wite-Out, but it's going to last me a long time. The paint went on smoothly and dried quickly. I am very happy with this product." —JMar

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in eight colors).

    28. A pack of moisturizing and super minty lip tints that come in four natural shades to give you a perfect pout all day long.,

    Promising review: "I love the tint of plum! It seems dark for a pale person such as myself, but it's a really flattering shade for any season. I use it every day and sometimes layer it up in place of lipstick at night." —Jess

    Get a four pack from Amazon for $10.18+ (available in four sets).

    29. A very easy to use zipper repair kit filled with 11 replacements, four bottom stops, and six top stops — all of which come in the colors and sizes you'd probably need.

    Promising review: "I thought it was going to be way harder to change a zipper, but it took no time at all!! It took me much longer to read and re-read the instructions than to change out the zipper!! Included in this pack are five pairs of commonly used big zippers. A black and silver of each type. Also included are the top stoppers that you will need once you rip off the old ones and a very in-depth guide to fixing all sorts of zipper problems. They even tell you how to fix zippers that don't require parts from the set!!! There are interesting zipper facts, which was surprisingly fun to read about. After replacing the zipper, I felt so proud of myself. I wish I hadn't put this project off for so long. I just thought it was going to be harder!!! Afterward, I found myself digging around trying to find more zippers to replace. Time to get rough with some jackets." —Nibbles

    Get a kit from Amazon for $11.95 (available in clothing and outdoor kits).

    30. A set of totally different "Good Decision" and "Bad Decision" shirts that'll showcase just how similar you and your bestie are.

    Iconic Duo

    Get them from Iconic Duo: Good Decisions shirt and the Bad Decisions shirt for $42 each (available in S-L)

    31. A pack of rechargeable, no power needed lightbulbs to light up any room for up to four hours when there's no power.

    Promising review: "Unlike a flashlight or lantern, this 60w bulb can light a room! The light is warm, not the cold blue of emergency lights. It is rechargeable, has a portable attachment, or you can just screw it into a lamp at home and, if the power goes out, it lights up (if the switch on the lamp is turned on). I am buying more as gifts for others." —Jane Shoemaker

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two shades).

    32. A 48 bottle nail polish holder that'll change the way you organize your ever growing collection of polishes.

    Promising review: "I really like seeing all of my nail polishes easily. I thought the price was a bit much, but it is well made and helpful. The compartments are 3.5" tall by nearly 1.5" wide. It fits larger bottles such as OPI and Orly well. Nicole bottles fit but just barely. The last row on each side is adjustable if you have a few larger bottles otherwise, three regular bottles of polish will fit in that row." —JB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    33. A helpful guide filled with the survival tips your favorite leafy friend needs to stay alive.

    Promising review: "Really great guide to houseplants. I am an experienced outdoor vegetable gardener, who has never had much success with houseplants. The only one I've ever been able to keep alive is, George, my un-killable Aspidistra (Iron Plant). Thanks to this book and the more detailed, but less cute, book Practical Houseplants I now have a little forest of air cleaning plants, succulents, retro '70s plants (rubber plant and Swiss cheese plant), and even two indoor banana trees — all healthy and happy. Even George is happier than ever, with new leaves." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    34. A portable paw plunger designed to clean your adorable pup's filthy little paws with just one quick dunk — if you really think about it, your doggo roams the streets barefoot and then curls all up on you...or maybe don't think about it.

    Promising review: "We have a 75 lbs, 28" tall at the shoulders Goldendoodle with curly hair and large paws, and a brand new yard on the coast that is 95% sand. In the past three months, I've been wiping his paws ineffectively and spending most of my housekeeping time sweeping/vacuuming all the sand that he brings in and deposits on our hard floors. Our new veterinarian, upon hearing me whine about the situation, recommended I buy this product because she uses it with her own dogs. From the first time I used it, I was sold! It looks like one of those oversized water jugs you can get at a convenience store, with a fitted insert for paws and legs. I stuck my hand (and my kids') inside to try it out and the bristles inside are very soft, and will not hurt sensitive paw pads. The rubber piece at the top made it tricky to pull my hand out (it reminded me of the scene in Where The Red Fern Grows with the raccoon who gets its hand stuck in a log because it won't let go of a shiny piece of tin), but that's helpful in wringing some of the water off the furry paws. Our dog is used to having his feet handled many times a day and it only took a few minutes to teach him what we were doing. But if you have a dog who is jumpy/twitchy or doesn't like having its paws touched, this might not be the right product for you." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available for small to large paws and in three colors).

    35. A sterling silver magnetic clasp converter that'll change the way you painfully struggle to put on your favorite bracelet and necklace.

    Promising review: "I have a number of necklaces whose clasps are so tiny that I have trouble connecting them, so I was looking for magnets that would be strong enough to support a chain and pendant that were fairly valuable. This turned out to be a winner! I can sleep and shower with it on and never have to worry about it becoming detached. I actually have to tug a bit to get it to unlatch. Of course, I can't guarantee it will never come detached, but this more than filled my hopes for a magnetic clasp." —EDC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52.

    36. Delightful smelling mini "New Home", New York City, and Arizona candles to have you covered for all your upcoming housewarmings and going away parties.

    Get the Arizona candle (available in nine different states), the New Home candle and the New York City candle for $16.95 each.

    37. A countertop compost bin so you can convert your home into the green machine you know it can be.

    Promising review: "I love this compost bin! It is very well designed. They actually tested all aspects of it. The one-handed operation is SO much better than having to lift off a lid like my old steel compost bin. The lid flips up/down very easily. The lid removes when you want to empty it out. The plastic inside is super smooth so there are no nooks or crannies for food to get caught. Most of the waste simply slips off and then you can just rinse it and you are good to go. I don't have to buy compost bags anymore either. There is no smell when it is on the counter. The one thing I would improve (and I'd give it four 1/2 stars if I could because of this) is that it is too small. I think it could be twice as big — a little wider and a little taller would be great. Otherwise, it really is a great product. I was worried about it looking tacky on my counter because it is plastic, but is so well designed that it even looks classy on my granite counter!" —Susanne M. Millar

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors). You might want to pick up some compostable bags and this handy guide to help you get started.

    38. A bottle of a very handy little drywall repair putty to fix all those failed attempts to hang things and get your security deposit back.

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it says. Rather than getting spackel, waiting for it to dry, sanding it down, and tweaking as needed — this cuts the time/effort down! Just rub over the place in need of patching and wipe off the excess. The hardest part is not accidentally getting the product on parts of the wall that don’t need it, but that’s easy to clean up, so it’s not a problem. I used this to patch holes in the wall from a former Wi-Fi router and modem, other than the color difference from the patch to the paint, you’d never know it was patched. Great price, easy to use." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    39. A ruffled and floral mini summer dress that just might be beautiful enough to celebrate in on your big day.

    Promising review: "Really cute dress! It might have been a little longer if I got a size up. You could see everything if I bent over." —Lauren Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S-L).

    40. A delicate pair of asymmetrical gold bird earrings perfect for anyone who has a double piercing and wants their to ears soar.

    Get the pair from Jools Jewelry on Amazon for $26 (also available in silver).

    41. A bag of low carb, gluten-, sugar-, and nut-free brownie mix — I know, it doesn't sound like it would be amazing but TRUST it really, really is.

    Promising review: "These went beyond my expectations. My husband and I just started keto several weeks ago and I’ve been hearing about these mixes. I was skeptical, but my curiosity and sweet tooth led me to try it. It does not disappoint!! So yummy and fudgy. Even the little bit of batter that I tasted was like the real thing. I baked them according to the fudgy instructions and added a little vanilla and a 1/2 cup of Lily’s chocolate chips. They are so fudgy and soft! Just be sure to cook completely before cutting." —Dana Reitz

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in ).

    42. And an amazing hand mixer that heats up ever so slightly, making it easier for you to break down those harder ingredients.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I got this mixer. Could it be worth it? Yes, yes it can. Does the butter melt 12 times faster? Not that I could tell but it is noticeably faster. The mixer is easy to hold, had a large variety of mixing tools included. Very strong but not super heavy but feels solid. All the units parts, including the mixer itself, fit in an included clear storage container that locks in good. No more hunting in drawers for all the mixing tools anymore!" —pete c

    Get it from Amazon for $79.96.

    How you're gonna feel when that delivery lands on your stoop.


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