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    38 Things That Won't Be A Disappointment Like Everything Else In Life

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    1. A nail polish holder with some good bottle grip for at-home (or on-the-go) manis with a steady hand.


    I'm actually quite agile at painting my nails, but my Tweexy holder lets me be downright careless with that open bottle of polish. It holds several shapes of nail polish bottles securely! Lots of reviewers say they even use it in the car, but as a passenger. Safety before manis, folks!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 19 colors).

    2. Bag Balm to help ease all sorts of dry, wintry skin woes like chapped lips, cracked heels, and more. It was invented for cattle, but it's great for humans too!

    Gotta love a beauty product both you AND your dog can use for your dry nose! My dad uses this stuff on his cows and our dog Hank, and I'm 99.9% sure he's used it on his dry hands too.

    Promising review: "Too many uses to list here. My dad's hands crack badly year-round. This is the only product that helps to soothe those cracks, especially around his fingers (he's in his 80s). It also works for his lips. It's thick enough to stay on while he's out feeding the critters, and he doesn't lick it off because his lips feel moisturized, unlike other lip balms." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47. If you don't wanna carry around a tin, check out the moisturizer in a tube for $3.99.

    3. A 12-cup drip coffee maker with a wide-mouth carafe that'll keep your coffee piping hot for hours and make for super easy washing in between brews.


    My mom owns this and my family loves it. We're not the fancy coffee maker type, but if you're into coffee and drink a lot of it, this is an excellent buy! The large capacity carafe is double-walled and vacuum-sealed to keep your coffee at optimal drinking temperature for hours. But really. It does!

    Get it from Amazon for $47.27.

    4. And a ~legendary~ coffee grinder for the person who insists upon a fresh grind.


    I usually settle for grinding my own coffee at Trader Joe's when I buy it, but I know *lots* of self-professed coffee snobs who swear by this little kitchen gadget. Read a BuzzFeeder's ~glowing~ review.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.96.

    5. A retractable lint roller so you can erase traces of lint and dirt from your person and then shove it in your bag to bring back out for touchups throughout the day.


    I own one of these and now am a person who dutifully lint rolls her clothes. Also I wear a lot of black and until recently lived with a white dog that sheds a lot. So you can imagine how that went. This roller is *clutch*.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in several colors and patterns).

    6. A benzonite clay mask you should really try if you haven't already!


    Promising review: "I use the clay mask along with apple cider vinegar and let it sit on my face for 20–30 mins. I have been using it every single day but if you have sensitive skin, I don't recommend that. Tbh I have not been eating healthy 24/7 but it still works. Some days I forgot to put in on but in total I have used this mask over 10x. Just be patient and give it time." —Delandia Stevenson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    7. A 3-in-1 avocado tool for making prep for tasty stuff like guac, avocado toast, and other dishes that much easier.


    This top rack–dishwasher safe tool splits, pits, and slices avocados.

    Promising review: "I love this avocado slicer and the way it takes the pit out is so easy!! I had a visit to the hospital because of an avocado pit, which left me with about seven stitches. My family doesn't like me trying to get the pit out. But, with this I will never have that problem again! Love it and will probably buy it again to give as a gift!" —Lori B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A far-reaching back shaver to get at all the tough areas without the help of a partner (or barely willing victim).


    The cartridges are specifically designed to shave your back and body wet or dry. It has a safety guard to prevents cuts and razor burn. No shaving cream required!

    Promising review: "As far as back hair goes, I am a full-coated Chewbacca on holiday at Casa de Hoth. I used it dry, like a Tusken Raider would, a Tatooine kind of dry. It worked great. I needed a mirror to see how I was doing. I did have to go over the same spots a few times to tame the forest moon of Endor. It feels like a back scratcher. I could see a very tender Ewok getting some mild irritation using it dry. Regardless, I am impressed. It doesn't hurt like waxing. It costs less than a long night at the Mos Eisley Cantina. And considering my Ben Kenobi-like loneliness, this is a legitimate answer to getting the Wookiee off of my back. This is the back hair remover you have been looking for." —ThomasBlack

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    9. A cult-status Instant Pot that'll make you finally *get* why the heck everyone and their mother and their grandmother won't stop talking about it.


    This baby serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out a BuzzFeeder's review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say they can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how when I throw everything in, it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $72.07+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    10. A beard oil for making you wondering why you haven't been using beard oil all this time.


    Promising review: "After a fairly long search for a good beard oil for my chinstrap/goatee combo, I finally settled on this one. I absolutely love the product — from the scent to the way it makes my skin feel to the increased style-ability and sheen of facial hair. I also chose to pair this with the Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner, with which I am equally impressed. I'm leaving a review now because I'm about to order my first replacement, and I've been on that bottle for months. I'd also recommended this product for African American males with semi-coarse facial hair like myself. I have replaced coconut oil with these two products with better success and higher satisfaction." —Black Tea

    Get it from Amazon for $12.22.

    11. Colorful earbuds as a backup for your expensive pair (but they'll end up being your go-tos on the reg).


    Promising review: "These headphones are life-changing. Usually any headphones I've used either sound terrible, or break in a month. I've had these awhile and the audio quality hasn't declined whatsoever, and they definitely haven't broken! So glad I purchased these!" —Kobalt Aenethre

    Get them from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in 14 colors).

    12. An adjustable under-sink organizer for bringing some order to all the stuff you have shoved beneath the kitchen sink like it's the subject of a Goosebumps book.


    Promising review: "This shelf helped me totally organize the cabinet under my kitchen sink, which was previously a disaster zone. The shelf was easy to assemble and works and looks exactly as described online." —chloenc

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    13. A KitchenAid standup mixer to serve as your assistant in the kitchen every single day. Then you can pass it on down to your kids a long, long time from now.


    This model includes a 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with a comfortable handle with enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch. Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I'm in LOVE with my mixer. Since I got this as a Christmas gift I have found that I use this at least four times a week! From everything to making bread dough to mashed potatoes to baking cookies and everything in between. Prep time cut in half due to the speed and quality of the motor, the ease of use is like none other — not sure how I managed without a KitchenAid for so long. Btw, the color is an AMAZING great accent color for my kitchen!!!! I'm looking forward to adding the different attachments to my collection, too." —Kristin Gustin

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99+ (several color combos)

    14. A pantry organizer rack for keeping all sorts of baking sheets, cutting boards, and muffin tins from noisily clashing with each other in your cabinets.


    Promising review: "This rack is the absolute best. What an amazing solution to organizing cookie sheets and other pans. I concealed this rack on top of the fridge, behind the microwave and it saves me from fumbling though cabinets or drawers to find the one I need. Life-saving and -changing!" —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    15. A Wet Brush that'll do major things for unruly hair (and maybe save you a few bucks on the detangling spray you normally use to douse your hair).


    I have one and its flexible bristles work their way to sort out tangles without hurting my thick head o' hair.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45+ (available in four colors).

    16. A Tubshroom drain catcher to drastically cut down on your Drano habit and create some cringe-worthy photo opps starring your poor cat.,

    Promising review: "I had serious doubts from looking at it but my photos display hair caught in my first week of use. It is easy to clean and the hair and muck does not stick to the silicone like it did to my prior wire mesh basket. This product also comes completely clean. Mitzy, in photo, is no longer Forced to look at trapped hair when drinking at her favorite watering hole. See picture, it is designed to sit 1/2 inch out of the drain." —Mitzy

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

    17. A travel steamer you'll make your home go-to because it can handle all sorts of sorry-looking wrinkles with finesse.


    Guess what, I also own this and ADORE it. I hate ironing, which is a trait I inherited from my Wrinkle Release Spray-loving mom. So this is basically how I look like I'm holding my life together. It heats up quickly, holds a decent amount of water, and has a continuous steam method (which, tbh, is what I always use).

    Get it from Amazon for $58.79.

    18. Shark Tank-famous Scrub Daddy sponges set to make washing and scouring so much easier on you.


    If these sound familiar, it's because they've been featured on Shark Tank!

    Promising review: "I don't have a dishwasher and have used so many products full of promise. THIS however, cleans better than anything I've ever used. Goes from scrubbing glass to pans with ease. Gets to the grease, lipstick, baked -on junk, all of it and so easy, no elbow grease required. Does not scratch and rinses clean without much effort. I'm a customer for life! I've used the pictured sponge (left) for three weeks and it's still going strong." —Denice

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A Nutribullet for quickly whipping up all sorts of single-serving smoothies, potions, and more if you're short on storage space.


    Includes power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes. Has a high-torque power base and 600-watt motor.

    Promising review: "Got this for my tennis player teenage son so he can fix himself a smoothie after practice. Gotta say it's the best smoothie maker I've ever used and I use it all the time, too. Completely foolproof (even for a teenager), put the stuff in and give it a twist and you have a smoothie in about 10–20 seconds. Powerful enough to crush ice or process frozen fruit. The parts screw together easily, even if you're a kid or your hands are a little wet or something. Easy to clean up, in fact we usually just rinse things out and wash them every second or third usage. There seems to be some kind of coating on the plastic to keep them clean so we hand wash everything, which I think also helps to keep the blades sharp." —Uncle Long Hair

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99.

    20. And if you can spare the room for something bigger, the Ninja blender — it'll satisfy your larger pulsating urges.


    FYI, this won out as the budget pick for the best blender on BuzzFeed Reviews. Also, I suggested it when my super picky friend Christina needed a new blender and I'm alive to type this right now, so yeah she likes it!

    Get it from Amazon for $79.

    21. A whiskey wedge ice mold to keep your drink perfectly chilled without watering it down like you're trying to make a dishonest buck carting that ish across state lines during Prohibition.


    Promising review: "Bought these as a Father's Day gift for my Dad. He is a single malt scotch guy and has previously used whiskey stones, the ball ice mold, and the large square ice molds. This is, by far, his favorite. He loves showing it off to his friends, too." —Jessica Potter

    Get it from Amazon for $17.93.

    22. Garbage disposer-cleaning tablets for loosening up all the gross gunk from your kitchen's second hardest worker.


    The biodegradable cleaner comes in pre-measured packets with enough for four uses in one bag.

    Promising review: "Gross! The foam is definitely strong enough to force up all the nasty junk stuck spinning around the disposal. Corn niblets, aquarium rocks, and plenty of unidentifiable stuff." —C. J. Petrosky

    Get it from Amazon for $4.76.

    23. And washing machine-cleaning tablets because ICYMI, cleaning tablets are the dang future and you should go easy on yourself with them.


    Promising review: "My washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain, the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycles two and three. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle one. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —aberson

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $9.07.

    24. Mess-catching pet bowls that'll become one of your holy grails when you no longer have to mop the floor after every feeding.


    My old roommate Cleopatra (an incredibly picky English bullie) loves her Neater Feeder. She also loves to blows bubbles in her water bowl and drools EVERYWHERE. But this catches 98% off the mess that'd otherwise end up on the floor.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in seven sizes).

    25. And a pet odor-neutralizing candle any fur parent should use because it's extremely effective without smelling like your typical smell-covering candle.


    I'm low-key obsessed with this range of candles that slowly burn, smell amazing, and rapidly de-funk your home. Read my full review.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 25 scents).

    26. Laundry-detergent drip catchers to help you save on that precious cleaning goo.


    Promising review: "Holy cow! Why didn't I think to make this!? This thing is probably the most helpful thing I own! I despise how liquid detergent is in these huge tubs with a spigot. It has to lay on it's side and it ALWAYS drips down on to whatever is underneath. It's so frustrating! However, this fixes that problem! It easily just slides on the tub and holds firm. I use it on the All tub, but I would imagine it would work with any standard size tub. I keep the cup sitting on the little shelf and it catches any drips. So no waste!" —Rachel L. White

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

    27. Bamboo deodorizing bags so every corner of your home can smell fresh to death.


    Includes 2 large, 1 medium, and 2 small bags. Made of sustainably sourced activated bamboo charcoal, which means you can even put it in the fridge, reusable for up to 2 years.

    Promising review: "I am a smoker and recently spilled an entire cup of coffee in my new car. The new car scent has worn off and I didn't want to get any strongly perfume scented air fresheners, so I got this instead. I have it sitting inside the side pocket/map holder of the driver's side door. I've had about 1 month and there is no odor in my car. I know that I was used to the smoke smell in my car before, but honestly, there is no smell in my car at all now. Nothing, just clean. I really love this." —KA

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    28. Soft-grip Fiskars scissors that'll help you tear into Amazon packages with lightning speed and cut a super clean line on wrapping paper.


    One of the best things Martha Stewart taught me is that you need to label your scissors for their uses, like fabric, wire, etc. And with three in a pack, you're on your way there. And out of all the scissors I've used, Fiskars are by FAR my favorite. They glide like no others.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.81. Also check some scissors that are for left- OR right-handed people!

    29. A Makeup Eraser towel for eliminating all traces of makeup from your face with *just* water. Tap water! Really!


    This won out as our mid-price pick for the best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews. I've been using it for a few years and as someone who wears three kinds of waterproof mascara and the longest-lasting makeup I can find, I can attest that these have become one of my holy grail products!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    30. Pimple-zapping patches to zero in on blemishes as soon as they reveal their nasty selves and help speed up recover time., Amazon

    I knew these were a thing but was always *extremely* skeptical about them. Then I, and like a dozen other BuzzFeeders, tried them and have become a full-on convert.

    Promising review: "Love love love! My face has been a challenge of going from stages of dry to oily to perfect. But when I do get a zit, it’s usually bad. The normal acne products to kill the zit will send my skin into a dry stage which can cause even more sometimes! These patches work wonders. Now they work best after you pop the zit. But pop it and then don’t keep messing with it, put the patch on and let it do its magic." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.77.

    31. Super grippy hair ties that won't give your ponytail the slip like every other hair tie you've worn in your life.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    My thick, long hair constantly falls out of ponytails and messy buns while I'm at the gym. Yep, I'm that girl in a workout class fixing my hair in the middle of jumping jacks. Read my full review (#3).

    Get 10 from Amazon for $3.83.

    32. A super-sturdy dog toy you can stuff with treats that'll last nearly as long as an *actual* tire.


    Promising review: "We have a 9-month-old puppy who we have had for about six months. He has had this toy for a few months now and it is one of two toys that he has not been able to destroy (not for lack of trying). We have spent hundreds of dollars on toys for this little guy and thrown almost all of them away. At least he only destroys his toys; however, it makes for a very bored puppy. This toy is awesome and I'm sure we will have to buy another one in the future." —Heidi Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    33. And some pet-grooming gloves that'll let you get in some quality time *and* cut down on those little white hairs you keep finding on your couch.,

    Promising review: "I have two cats, tried a de-shedder brush but they hate it and hide the second I take it out, so I was looking for other options and saw these gloves — it turned out to be a life-changer! To my surprise, cats absolutely love it! They even purr and roll around to make sure I didn't miss a spot. The layer of fur is easy to peel off from the glove and the more you collect the easier it gets. Now I am able to bru­sh my cats every oth­er day, since they enjoy it so much, which means less fur on my clothes and everywh­ere else. Very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to cat owners." —Yana

    Get a pair from Amazon for $10.86+ (available in three colors).

    34. A cordless hand vac with attachments capable of tackling detail cleaning, like between appliances and in baseboard grooves.


    Has a washable bowl and filter, crevice tool for hard-to-reach areas, and flip-up brush for upholstery.

    Promising review: "I liked this vacuum so much, I sent all my children this vacuum for Christmas! So handy for crumbs or flour spills in kitchen. Drop a glass, use it right away to get the small shards or chips of glass. Quick hair grabber in bathrooms. See a dust bunny behind the couch? Get it quickly without dragging out your large vacuum. NO chord. Sits on charger, ready to go 24/7. Be careful to charge for 16 hours before using! We have a tile floor and when there are any strands from carpets, little crumbs, or anything else, I grab this vacuum. Pet hair is easy when it is loose on hard floor. Easy to clean, but BE CAREFUL, to assemble back correctly. At first, may prove a little difficult, if you don't watch carefully as you disassemble for cleaning. One of our best home companions." —mike in sw.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    35. A blister-prevention spray for keeping your lil' piggies from howling like old dogs.


    Anything that makes you more likely to strut around in a cute pair of shoes deserves some praise. Read one BuzzFeeder's review.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    36. Blackout curtains to help you sleep like a baby, even if it's the middle of the dang day.


    A lot of "blackout" curtains don't stack up or just look incredibly ugly. These don't! Read a BuzzFeeder's full review.

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six sizes and 27 colors).

    37. A tiny knife sharpener that won't scare off people terrified of cartoonishly villainous knife sharpeners.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This little sharpener made appearances in several BuzzFeed kitchen gadget stories before I bit the bullet and bought it. It's amazing! And it fits *in* my knife drawer with the knives it sharpens. Win-win! Read my full review (#4).

    Get it from Amazon for $5.50+ (available in three colors).

    38. A Himalayan salt lamp for adding a cozy ~glow~ to your room and satisfying your Insta feed while you're at it.


    I can't / won't speak to the supposed health benefits of these beauts. But as far as tabletop lighting goes, they're the bee's knees!

    Promising review: "This really is a gorgeous, expensive-looking lamp! SUPER HEAVY! Beautiful colors. Works well and we have had it for a few months now. I would definitely buy this one again for someone as a gift, and would recommend to someone who is looking for a a Himalayan salt lamp." —scoops

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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