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

    Cute swimsuits, adorable dresses, and very effective household cleaners — just a list of things you'll probably wish you bought sooner.

    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 pair of dangling star-studded earrings that might just be as glam as you are.

    A model wearing the tassel earrings in gold

    The earrings are made of alloy material that's allergy-, nickel-, and lead-free.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely beautiful and clever with the post being falling stars as the stud sits comfortably and lovely. Not gaudy or tacky in the least, I’m thrilled with them. If you are charmed by the picture you won’t be disappointed! They’re beautiful!" —Amyss

    Get them from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two colors).

    2. A showstopping ruffled sleeve two-piece swimsuit people won't be able to take their eyes off of.,

    Promising review: "I bought this suit and absolutely love it! The top is so cute that I've worn it by itself and received tons of compliments. It fits great and provides a lot of support, which is nice. The material is thick as well and I felt very comfortable in it. The bottoms are adorable and high-waisted and fit great. It runs true to size and the colors are vibrant. Overall, love this suit!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 21 colors).

    3. A handy to-do list notepad to have you checking things off like bom, bom.

    The Bidi BIDI Done DONE! to-do list notepad
    Ex Voto Design on Etsy

    Ex Voto Design is an East Los Angeles-based Etsy shop filled with Chicana-powered art, stationery, and generally wonderful chingaderas and gifts.

    Get it from Ex Voto Design on Etsy for $12 (also available in a notepad and sticky notes or as a set).

    4. A bottle of Hope's Perfect Sink Cleaner and Polish that'll work to restore, remove stains, and repel water from your brushed stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, Corian, and composite surfaces.

    A customer review photo showing the before and after results of using the sink cleaner

    Promising review: "Are you embarrassed for friends, relatives, and your mother-in-law to see your kitchen sink? Is your sink situation affecting your well-being? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you may be in luck. Hope's Perfect Sink provides relief to those afflicted with sink stain shame. I spent about 10 minutes cleaning and polishing (note that it does take some elbow grease) and I now have a sink that I can be proud of. As a matter of fact, I find excuses to walk past my sink several times a day just to admire the shine. Even if my wife and kids roll their eyes whenever I talk about my sink polishing adventures, I think they secretly love it too. If your sink is in need of some love, just shell out the bucks and buy a bottle of this stuff. You won't regret it." —Rick B

    Get it from Amazon for $5.32.

    5. A gorgeously romantic floral print midi dress designed with a puff sleeve, smocked bodice, and just the right amount of ruffle detailing. When I say I am in love with this dress it is quite honestly the understatement of the century.,

    Promising review: "One of the cutest dresses I have ever purchased! I have thick arms and the sleeves didn't cut off my circulation. It isn’t see-through, which is nice, and I got a lot of compliments on it." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in five colors).

    6. A two-piece eyebrow soap kit — a clear setting cream you can brush through your eyebrows to add thickness, volume, and texture. It also nourishes and conditions your brows.,

    Promising review: "It does exactly what you think it’s going to do, and it does it well. Follow the directions, but don’t use too much or you’ll make a white lather on your brows (as it should, it’s soap). The brush that comes with it works, but as other reviews say, maybe use your own for less work." —T Quigley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A synthetic hair braided headband perfect for getting that braided bohemian look without having to actually know how to braid your hair.,

    Promising review: "I've never been good at braiding hair and it's even harder now that I have short hair. This is a great solution. It's so cute! I have blond highlights and dark roots and the caramel blonde braid matches my hair perfectly." —Trinity Lucas

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 37 colors).

    8. An unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook filled with more than 100 recipes to help them recreate their favorite amusement park eats right at home.

    A customer review picture of them holding the Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

    Promising review: "This cookbook brings Disney Magic to your kitchen! If you have grown up going to the Disney Parks or discovered them as an adult then you know that, easily, one of the greatest aspects is the food. I always wanted that food when I got home and now I can have it. This book is so comprehensive, covering the best dishes organized by park. It is a beautiful book that will bring our family magic for years to come!!!" —Jason M. Bernhisel

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A far-reaching dryer vent lint brush that'll get deep in there to scoop out all the gross debris that clogs up your vents., Amazon

    Promising review: "I never thought I could have so much lint stuck in the vent. It helps keep clothes smelling better and I’m sure is overall easier on the dryer with better air flow." —Andrew Portus

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.95.

    10. A jar of 100% natural Oven Scrub to really get at the buildup in your enamel ovens, rack, and even the glass panel on the door — it's made in small batches, and totally safe for your family, pets, and home.

    Cleaning Studio on Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a Fairfield, Connecticut-based Etsy shop filled with natural cleaning products and tools.

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in two jar types).

    11. A canister of SoftSheen-Carson Magic Extra Strength Shaving Powder which was formulated to remove hair without ever having to use a razor — meaning no razor bumps. Just mix the powder with water, lather, and apply. Five to seven minutes later remove with a damp cloth and bam. Done.

    SoftSheen-Carson Magic Extra Strength Shaving Powder

    Promising review: "Alright, so I hate shaving. EFFING hate it and am always looking for alternatives. Saw some chick post about this cheap shaving powder and figured I’d give it a shot. YOU GUYS. It smells like every rotten egg in the universe has joined together to revolt against the world, but it works like magic. No razor burn, no irritation, NO INGROWNS. No bumps — period! You can use it EVERYWHERE 😺😺😺😺 if you catch my drift. I made a thin paste and slathered that s**t on for 10 minutes. Make sure you take it off with a damp washcloth. Before some Karen comes at me yelling for promoting a product that isn’t made of only organic dirt and essential oil — adults can read labels and make decisions for themselves :)." —LizzieChambers

    Get it from Amazon for $1.41+ (available in four varities).

    12. A weekly Wet & Forget Shower Cleaner that requires no scrubbing — just spray it on your shower surfaces after you show and rinse it off during your next shower. It'll clean away inbetween.,

    Promising review: "This WET AND FORGET Shower cleaner is really amazing. I was completely skeptical that any cleaner would work without scrubbing but decided it was worth a try. I first tried it on my fiberglass shower stall and was surprised at how well it works. It is just so easy to spray on after a shower and as the name says, forget. Before my next shower, I just let the water run for a while and use the handheld sprayer to complete the rinsing process so I am not standing in the cleaner. I then tried it on my tile shower stall and it works equally well. I just wish that I could find cleaners for other chores that are so easy to use and that do such a good job." —Bichon Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $16.94.

    13. A bottle of Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleaner so you can finally get your brushes back to their original, soft, and totally clean condition.

    A customer review photo showing their brushes before and after using the cleaner

    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first, I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out. I use this with the 'MelodySusie Big Size Brush Cleaner' scrubby from Amazon. I was able to clean my brushes much faster than normal, and I feel more confident that I got all the makeup off the bristles. This has a very slight (not strong at all) scent of grapefruit. It's refreshing without me having to worry about it irritating my face or leaving a fragrance left on my brushes." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. A super easy to use COLORWORK DIY Paint by Numbers Canvas that'll have you creating floral pieces of artwork in no time.

    A customer review photo of their completed canvas

    Promising review: "This really doesn't look like a paint-by-numbers. Don't worry about the wrinkles, a quick press and lay it flat on a table overnight and it's perfect. I love how mine turned out. I bought two more from this company." —TMac

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. An investment-worthy Layla Sleep Kapok Pillow designed to be luxuriously soft, while still providing sturdy support and staying cool. The cover is made of a breathable polyester/viscose blend with CuTEC performance copper fibers woven into it to keep it cleaner and cooler.

    A couple sleeping on the pillows
    Layla Sleep

    Promising review: "The most comfortable pillow that I have ever owned. Love that you can 'adjust' the height of the pillow by simply unzipping the cover and removing some of the foam stuffing." —Patricia P.

    Get it from Layla Sleep for $99+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A bottle of REPEL Insect Repellent — made with plant-based lemon and eucalyptus oils that'll protect you from all those annoying pests that leave you scratching forever.

    A bottle of REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

    Promising review: "OMG does this stuff have a strong smell to it. It not only repels mosquitoes but I'm sure it could work on mothers-in-law, exes, lawyers, cops, etc. I mean my wife was sent away in tears so imagine what it must do to the bugs. This stuff is awesome!" —Mike E plus 3

    Get it from Amazon for $2.70.

    17. A pair of waterproof, wireless charging, Bluetooth earbuds for the high-resolution sound their favorite music deserves.

    The TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds in khaki

    Promising review: "I purchased these to listen to music or audiobooks on my walking commutes. They have never died on me, and my walk is 80 minutes — which is more than I can say for the last BT earbuds I had. I like the earbud receptacle/battery charger case. These also stay in my ear better than the last set I had, which would fall out when I ran (it's not fun trying to find the little buggers). They sound fine to me, but I'm not an audiophile and have some high-frequency hearing. I would purchase these again." —theMountinman

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five colors).

    18. A super effective Zombie Pack — a 15-minute face mask that'll help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, visibly lift up the skin, clear small breakouts, tighten enlarged pores, hydrate skin, improve texture by gently removing dead cells, and brighten your complexion — all while making them look like an extra from The Walking Dead.,

    Promising review: "I’ll be honest. I don’t write reviews very often. Today was especially a hard day working from home, not sleeping last night, an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old. I was feeling beat! My 40-year-old skin was sure showing the stress. I had LOW expectations — no way this could make me feel better but I decided to treat myself at least a little. Well, was I in for a BIG surprise! I was FaceTiming my mom, also my BFF, during the tightening. I sure was scared, we both thought this would be perfect for a Halloween night! Lol! But as soon as I rinsed it off... WOW! My mom was asking all about it! She will try it too! Lol! I will surely continue using it! Please leave this awesome product at this awesome price! Greatly appreciated by tired mommies like me!! Gracias!!" —TAYD3

    Get them from Amazon for $30.48.

    19. A pack of AsaVea Teeth Whitening Pens — a compact teeth whitener you apply for just one minute every day to watch years of stains just fade away.

    A customer review photo showing their teeth before and then after two uses

    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth... and this stuff has it all and I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Mindy

    Get two pens from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. A super fun The Adventure Challenge Friends Edition book filled with 50 unique challenges to do with all your besties — just scratch off and document (with photos and short written blurbs) the entertaining challenges in the book. There are things like creating epic meals, popping some bubbly in the bathtub, or even chasing your friends throughout the town.

    The Adventure Challenge

    Promising review: "I originally saw the Couple's Edition and then saw that there were three books so I had to order all 3! I've definitely used this one the most so far and my goal is to use it with a ton of different friends and fill the book with names and memories of friends all over the world! The ideas are so creative and fun (sometimes VERY outside of my comfort zone) and I absolutely love it! Totally recommend for someone looking to get outside of their comfort zone and needing new ideas for activities to do with their friends!" —Ivy

    Get it from The Adventure Challenge for $39.99.

    21. A comfy Hija de la Luna Benito Road T-shirt, because, I hate to break it to you, this is the closest thing you're going to get to Bad Bunny concert tickets.

    A model wearing the T-shirt in Orchid
    Hija de la Luna

    Hija de la Luna is a Latinx-owned, LA-based shop filled with things celebrating Latin culture.

    Get it from Hija de la Luna for $40 (available in sizes S-2X and in two colors).

    22. An acid-free grout cleaner to go in deep to get even the dirtiest, grossest crevices so clean you'll get rid of all your furniture and just hang out on the floor.

    A customer review photo showing the progress on her grout

    Promising review: "Great product from what I can see. As described it does not work for soap stains, but for plain dirty grout, it makes the job as easy as possible. My bathroom grout (white tile/grout) was nasty from the previous owners of the house. About an hour on the floor with this product and the grout looks as good as ever. Spray it on, give it a minute to soak in, and scrub. You can see the dirt come up immediately. Wipe up with water and done. I'll probably make another pass to get a few spots that I didn't allow to soak in properly, but as you can see it does work well." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in a varity of size options).

    23. A stainless-steel stirring spoon that'll puuurrfectly perch itself right on the side of your mug.


    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    24. Water-resistant braided Plaka sandals – they're as equally great for the beach as they are for staying stylish during spring.

    A model wearing the Plaka Sandals in Turquoise-zebra

    Over 9,400 Amazon 5-star reviewers swear by these handcrafted, rubber-soled wonders.

    Promising review: "I bought these for a trip to New Orleans, which involved lots and lots of walking in high humidity. I literally got compliments on them everywhere we went, and they were so comfortable I could wear them all day. We walked miles and miles and my feet didn't hurt (which is a small miracle given that I have arthritis). They're surprisingly durable and the woven fabric is incredibly soft. Even when my feet swelled due to the heat and humidity, they were still pretty darn comfy. I highly recommend these sandals and plan to buy a few more pairs this spring." —UrbanUtah

    Get them from Amazon for $27.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 26 colors).

    25. A pack of gentle Peace Out Dark Spots — microneedle patches specifically formulated to help gradually fade the look of dark spots when used twice weekly for two consecutive weeks. They use powerful brightening ingredients like Niacinamide, Tranexamic Acid, and Ferulic Acid to get quick and effective results.

    Peace Out

    Get a pack of 12 from Peace Out for $28 (vegan, gluten-, and cruelty-free).

    26. A viscose rayon exfoliating scrub bath mitten designed to gently remove dead (and dry) skin and clean up pores (bye-bye blackheads) all over your body. Just soak it in water during your next shower or bath (it shrinks after it gets soaked so it needs to be stretched back out to tightly fit on your hand — giving the best surface tension and the feel needed for exfoliating) and scrub away.

    A person with the mitten on their hand

    Promising review: "Let me set the scene. White porcelain tub. Filled to the brim with steamy water. Epsom salts dissolving at the bottom. I step in and brace myself for an adventure I have never experienced. I grab my small green towel and begin scrubbing my skin after it has soaked for a bit. Nothing seems too exciting. Then I see it. The dead skin. The dirt. More dead skin. My body is just falling into the water in front of my eyes. This is the best product ever! I close my eyes and feel my new skin. As I step out of the tub and let the water out, I am relieved that a product I was so excited about actually worked. I hear the last of the water escape from the tub and turn around to close the shower curtain. As happy as I am, it looks as though a baby mouse has exploded in my tub. SO MUCH DEAD SKIN." —Victoria Hieber

    Get it from Amazon for $3.75+ (available in five options).

    27. A faux wrap one-piece bathing suit to help you get through summer looking chic AF.

    A model wearing the suit in pink white

    Promising review: "This is the cutest bathing suit ever! I ordered an XL after reading reviews and I’m glad I did. It fits like a glove. I highly, highly recommend this suit. It fits my chest so nicely. Just enough cleavage to look cute and the body clings tight and holds you in. Wish there were more colors cause I’d order more!" —Gina Cecelia

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 13 colors. It's also available in solid colors).

    28. A roll of The Novogratz x Tempaper Painted Lips Wallpaper so you can seal your room with a kiss. It's an easily removable wallpaper that takes super low effort to apply. Just peel away the backing to expose the water-based adhesive, press it onto a smooth surface (it works best when applied to surfaces that have been primed and painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish), and align the pattern from panel to panel.

    The wallpaper installed on an entry wall in someones home
    The Novogratz

    Roll Size - 20.5" W x 16.5' L = 28 sq. ft.

    Get it from The Novogratz for $40 a roll.

    29. A small but powerful tube of Jack Black Acne Remedy Clearing Spot Treatment made using a blend of turmeric and reishi mushroom, along with 10% sulfur which naturally fight acne. It's formulated to absorb excess oil, eliminate acne-causing bacteria, and soothe skin.

    The tube of the spot treatment
    Jack Black

    It's vegan, dermatologist-tested, and oil-, sulfate-, alcohol-, paraben-, colorant-, fragrance, and cruelty-free.

    Get it from Jack Black for $20.

    30. A pair of perfectly printed full-length leggings you're gonna be able to rock with your favorite boots or sneakers.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these leggings. I actually own the Lululemon camo Aligns, and I think these are a great, more affordable option. The fabric is definitely not the same as Align fabric, but I don't mind at all. These are still comfy, and feel a lot more durable. I would absolutely recommend these leggings and I am definitely considering ordering the splinter camo too!" —Anonymous

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 11 prints).

    31. A deliciously moisturizing Kopari Tropical Coconut Melt that smells like every tropical vacation I've ever dreamed of taking and feels like the relaxation said vacation would probably leave me with.

    Elena Garcia

    It works all over skin, even for your under-eyes, hair (as a conditioner), belly...all over!

    Promising review: "Love this product! It has a mild but wonderful smell in a super moisturizer that melts into your skin. I use it immediately after showering and it absorbs by the time I’m ready to dress. My skin feels completely moisturized and soft." —Deborah P.

    Get it from Kopari for $28.

    32. A Hello Fresh meal kit plan so you can get to cooking without all the leg work — each week you can select from a vast menu of options based on your preferences and dietary needs. Each recipe comes with all the ingredients and step-by-step instructions so you can cook up a storm.

    A Hello Fresh box surrounded with ingredients and recipes
    Hello Fresh

    Get a meal kit starting at $8.99/per serving.

    33. A pack of clog-removing drain tools that'll get deep down in there to get anything blocking up your sink and drains.,

    Promising review: "OMG!! I'm just speechless. Our tub drain was a bit slow so I decided to try this thing without much expectation. Stuck the plastic all the way down, move the thing a little, and pulled it out. I was in so much shock at how much hair came out. It's probably all the hair that went down the drain over the past seven years...literally you could make a wig out of it! Surprised I am not bald! So worth the money!!! Definitely recommend it to everyone." —Kelly

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.88.

    34. A six-piece Spiceology Infused Salt Variety Set complete with some of the most unique salt varieties your kitchen will ever know.

    The salt variety set in its box
    Bespoke Post

    Set includes Sriracha Salt, Lime Salt, Espresso Salt, Jalapeño Salt, Black Truffle Salt, and Chardonnay Salt.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $36.

    35. A super nourishing set of Broadway Vita-Lip Clear Lip Glosses to have your lips moisturized and shiny (but not sticky) all day long.

    The set of glosses

    Set includes rosehip oil infused with vitamin A (which can help reduce fine lines on lips, moisturize, and heal), mint oil (which has a cooling effect, refreshing tingle, and helps soothe cracked lips), and coconut oil (to hydrates and lock in moisture).

    Promising review: "I live in a very dry climate and I always have very dry lips. I use Vaseline or ChapStick on my lips every night before going to bed and when I wake up my lips are dry, cracked, and peeling. I saw this gloss and read some reviews and thought it might be worth a try since it wasn't very expensive. I just gotta say, this stuff works!! It lasts three to four hours before I need to reapply during the day, and it lasts all night long. I love that it comes with three tubes so I can keep one in my purse, by my bed, and in my car. If you are looking for a gloss that heals your dry, cracked lips or a long-lasting shine gloss, this is what you're looking for." —Marissa C

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $3.89.

    36. A pair of roomy linen overalls perfect for throwing on when you're in a pinch — or over a really cute swimsuit this summer! Which is how I intend to wear them.,

    Promising review: "Wow love this outfit. I usually pair it with a tight plain white tee and it’s got me serving some serious girl next door, hot teacher vibes. It’s a little baggy on the hip area so maybe order a size smaller than usual if you’re slender but I’m a tall honey so I went with a medium. I get a lot of compliments on these overalls. Highly recommend. Also, they are nice and baggy so you can eat a whole pizza comfortably. Probably good for Thanksgiving." —Delaina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in four colors).

    37. A fizzy toilet cleaning bomb designed to basically work the same way your fave bath bombs work except these are formulated to really get deep into the grime in your toilet and clean it all right up in about five minutes.

    A bag and pile of Johnny Drops - Toilet Cleaning Fizzing Bombs
    Juniper Seed Mercantile on Etsy

    Juniper Seed Mercantile is a Littleton, Colorado-based Etsy shop specializing in earth-friendly goods for body, baby, and home.

    Get it from Juniper Seed Mercantile on Etsy for $2.50+ (available in packs of one and five).

    38. A compact, waterproof coffee mug warmer with three heat settings and an auto shut off feature — so you never have to worry about that forgotten cup of coffee on your desk that gets ice cold before you finally have a chance to drink it.

    A mug filled with coffee placed on the pink warmer

    Promising review: "One of those items I didn’t know I needed until I had it. As a busy mom of two little ones, I can’t even remember the last time I got to finish a hot cup of coffee. Until now! This truly kept my coffee warm for literal hours. And I love the wood grain look of it. It’s nice and doesn’t look cheap at all. I’m going to keep it on my desk for when I’m working, and I’ll never go without hot coffee again!" —ADR80

    Get it from Amazon for $23.29+ (available in seven colors).

    39. A pair of ultra-soft MeUndies PJs already covered in an adorable noodle print so you won't feel bad when you inevitably spill on them.


    Promising review: "Love love love these. So glad I treated myself! :) The fabric is soft and light. I am a hot sleeper and these definitely are breathable." —Carrie

    Get them from MeUndies for $98 (available in women's sizes XS–4XL and in right prints).

    40. And a splurge-worthy vintage-inspired bomber jacket designed in a lightweight quilted fabric that's just perfect for those chilly desert nights.

    A model wearing the bomber jacket with jeans in the desert
    Classic Rock Couture on Etsy

    Classic Rock Couture is a Bisbee, Arizona-based Etsy shop specializing in Vintage and '70s-inspired threads and accessories.

    Get it from Classic Rock Couture on Etsy for $149 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

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