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    39 Problem-Solving Products For Some Of Your Most Googled Questions

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    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 sparkling-wine-saver that will keep your bubblies bubbling so you can pop your prosecco any day of the week without googling hacks to keep it fresh.

    A wine bottle topper with a pump being used to seal an open bottle of wine
    Amazon / Via

    I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

    Promising review: "This product was a real surprise for me, I was never able to keep my bubblies as fresh and bubbly after the first opening. Three days later, and my expensive BRUT tastes just as nice. Frankly, this is probably going to become my go-to gift from now on... pair a nice bottle to it and voila! Thumbs up!" —RonBY

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver here!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    2. A conditioning and healing castor oil full of vitamins and fatty-acids that won't just answer your "how to grow hair faster" Google but will help you maintain hair health over time. Reviewers mention seeing improvements in growth and strength within a week, with noticeable results within a few months.

    FWIW, it also helps condition and strengthen eyelashes, eyebrows, and skin, so it really just shows up for you no matter what the task.

    Promising review: "Love this product! I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I’ve already seen growth in my hair. My hair has seemed to be growing very slowly due to me always bleaching it and then going back to dark hair. With this quarantine, I’ve decided to work on getting it to be healthy again! This product has helped so much. All I do is every other day, apply a little more than a quarter sized dot in my hands rub them together and then apply onto my roots. Whatever is leftover I’ll drag it onto my ends. I then tie my hair up into a bun and do my workout or nothing for an hour (haha) and shower as usual. Right after showering I noticed my hair actually had a shine to it and felt a lot smoother than normal. The smell definitely isn’t pleasant and I would not recommend putting this on and then doing errands. Side note: I also used this on my eyelashes to prepare them for my lash extensions and I’ve also seen growth as well! I put a little drop on my finger tip and then put that onto my little disposable mascara wands I bought on here. Overall very pleased and excited to continue using." —Laura Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. A set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place once and for all, so you can finally get the peaceful, untangled sleep you deserve every night without googling "bed-making tricks" and ending up in a black hole of home-based tutorial vids.

    Promising review: "I have a pillow top and pillow bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now---and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY .... SINGLE... NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A handy fridge deodorizer for the infamous "How to get rid of fridge smell" Google after no amount of hand-scrubbing or baking soda in the world would take care of it.

    A white deodorizer on a fridge shelf

    This deodorizer lasts up to six months, and also helps keep produce fresher for longer. The company claims it's six times more effective than baking soda — a ton of reviewers mentioned they'd tried the baking soda method and failed, but that this worked like a charm!

    Promising review: "I moved into an apartment and the refrigerator smelled HORRIBLE. When I opened up the freezer, it made the entire apartment stink. I tried baking soda and it made the smell slightly better after about a day, but a day after that the stink would be back at 100%. It was so bad, I was not comfortable putting any food or drinks in there. After reading the reviews, I tried this product. I figured with a smell this bad, I better get the two-pack and be prepared for it to take a week to resolve. I received them the day after I ordered them, and put them both in the freezer. Within 12 hours, the smell was completely gone! I don't write many reviews, but I had tell you all that if you have a stubborn stink that wont go away with cleaning and baking soda, definitely give these a try. Well worth the price!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    5. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have nearly 165,000 5-star reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds for anyone who has ever googled "earbuds that won't fall out." These comes with three different sizes of inner ear inserts, so even if you're one of the unlucky few who can't get AirPods to fit, these may do the trick (and are WAYYY less expensive to boot).

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since it doesn't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

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

    6. A bottle of wood polish you'll want on hand for the hopeless "how to get rid of water marks on a wood table" Google. This will make your all your scuffed-up cabinets and hardwood floors look brand spanking new, even if you're pretty sure the damage is older than you are.

    A damaged wood cabinet in a before pic, and an after pic without any scratches or wear and tear

    Promising review: "Our kitchen cabinets had the finish nearly worn off of them as well as many scratch marks from a dog who previously lived here. It made them look dirty and faded and gave our whole kitchen a very gross feel. I had my doubts that something could work this well, but saw some people's photos and thought I would give it a try. It really does work! It doesn't remove the scratches, but blends the colors so you can't see them as well. It was very easy to apply. Just wipe it on with the grain of the wood and then wipe it dry. The results are immediate. It's very satisfying to see something old and faded come to life again. I've refinished wood furniture before and know how time consuming that can be. I wish I'd known about this stuff a long time ago! You can see in the before photo, I just did one cabinet door (the left one) and got a picture so you could see the comparison side by side." —Jessica

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $9.68 (available in nine finishes).

    7. A super quiet, lightweight, portable electric pet nail trimmer so you don't have to watch a zillion YouTube videos on how to calm your pet before you get started — its gentle vibrations make the whole process less alarming to their lil' brains, so you won't be negotiating with Whiskers for an hour before getting the job done.

    White wand-shaped nail grinder showing three different settings for different sized dogs and nails

    Rexipets is a Utah-based small business that specializes in products for easier, safer pet grooming.

    Promising review: "This works very well for my golden retriever and husky. Both are very big dogs and scared of getting their nails trimmed. The Rexipets grinder is quiet and easy to use. I expected the battery to die and need charging after one dog, but I was able to trim them both. The great features allow me to be comfortable when taking care of my pets and that puts them at ease as well. I highly recommend!" —Robert

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (clip the "$5 off" coupon on the product page for this price. 

    8. A streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to finally answer your "how can I wear my glasses with a mask" Google once and for all.,

    A heads up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all — note that this is meant for non-antireflective-coated lenses, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "This stuff works great! I live in Nebraska, and winters can suck with glasses fogging over. I actually saw this on a list of 25 things you should own, so I thought why not? It’s also super awesome to use with having to wear masks all the time...if you have glasses and are wearing a mask frequently you know what I’m talking about with the fog! It’s really easy to use, and works. I mean, what else can you ask for in a product? I recommend this product. I will say that if you are looking into this product there are different kinds depending on if you have anti-reflective coated lenses, so just be familiar with which one you need." —sara

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    9. A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and breakages, leaving you with thick, healthy nails and nail beds that no longer need to type out the words "how to prevent hangnails."

    A before image of a reviewer's brittle nails and an after image of them much heaithier

    Promising review: "After my acrylics came off during quarantine, I wanted to make my natural nails stronger as they had had acrylics on them constantly for the better part of two years. I searched around Amazon and gave this product a try. I'm glad I did. I started using it twice a day, once in the morning and once towards the end of my work day. I'm down to once every few days now and my nails are much stronger after the past two months. I'll continue to use it until I can get back to the salon." —Alice B.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    10. A fume-free oven cleaner that'll answer your "how to safely clean the oven" Google by safely loosening up all those ancient pizza roll stains overnight. Bonus: it's gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it.

    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. It was awesome! I am VERY pleased!" —Ksgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    11. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll finally stop googling "ergonomic office chairs" and weeping at the high price tags. This right here is the quick fix you need.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (get this price by clicking the "10% off" coupon on the product page). 

    12. A delightful little tool called the "Bug Bite Thing" that suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness before you can google "how to stop itching bug bites."

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it "before," a pic of the bug bite tool, and a pic of the editor's arm after it's been suctioned with swelling/redness reduced
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more (although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!).

    Promising review: "I discovered this item on TikTok and found it to be quite interesting. I was skeptical to purchase at first but decided to give it a try since my kid’s bug bites swell and are incredibly itchy. I’m amazed at how well it works. Tried it the other night on my daughter’s mosquito bite, and it provided immediate relief. The swelling around the bite went down and itching stopped after a minute or two. It’s easy to use. It does leave a round imprint on the skin but disappears after a couple of minutes. My 9-year-old daughter uses it on her own bug bites. I have recommended this to family and friends who are considering purchasing the product. Love it!" —Garima Chauhan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A ridiculously popular "cat dancer" toy so both you and your furry friend can break a sweat indoors chasing after it — perfect for anyone who's just plain given up on googling "ways to get my cat to play with me.",

    If you are looking for an immediate LOL, please head straight to the review images of this little gizmo — pages and pages of kitty cats losing their marbles. It is goodness and absurdity and light.

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $2.21.

    14. A cooling weighted blanket that might answer all your late night insomnia Googles once and for all. It's filled with natural glass for a weighted, hug-like pressure that some reviewers say helps with insomnia and anxiety.

    A weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed

    Promising review: "Quarantine had me lonely, so I got this and it really helped me sleep. It feels like a hug. My friend, many states away, was stressed and lonely in his quarantine, so I got him one too, and he sleeps like a baby now. Wonderful for self or gift. I don't personally find it too hot in the summer if it's under 74 degrees, but If it's hotter than that, it might be too hot/heavy. Highly recommend." —Penny

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in nine varied sizes and weights).

    15. A neuropathy cream made with castor oil, valerian root, peppermint, and hemp flower that may help if you've got localized pain spots to deal with and are tired of combing the internet for natural pain relief ideas.

    A jar of "naturally neuro cream"
    Body Essentials Herbal Care/Etsy

    Body Essentials Herbal Care is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in zero-waste hair- and skincare.

    Promising review: "I will always buy this for my dad. He's diabetic, has advanced neuropathy in his feet and ankles, worked 40+ years as a meat cutter on a cemented floor, and has Charko (the calcification of veins, with limited ankle joint rotation). I rub this AMAZING cream onto his feet before bed every night. If I don't he wakes up in pain and his feet/ankle joints are stiff. This cream is a godsend." —uenaverin160

    Get it from Body Essentials Herbal Care on Etsy for $25 (psst — this item ships for free!).

    16. Fenty Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear foundation, because it'll save you all the time and energy of scouring the internet for your best shade — instead, you can take a quiz on site for your perfect match, all without ever leaving your couch.

    Fenty Beauty,

    Promising review: "Oh, my god, where has this foundation been all my life?!?! The color is fabulous, the coverage is perfect! My skin looks dewy and like it’s glowing and so natural, even though it’s matte!! The foundation is dense, too, so that means a little goes a long way. You don’t have to keep layering it; once it’s on, it’s on and it lasts all day. I chose color #430 and the match to my skin tone is spot on! For years I have struggled to find foundation to match my skin tone. But this Fenty Beauty’s shade is absolutely perfect! Gosh, I can’t say that enough. Thanks so much! I am really psyched about this foundation and looking forward to exploring other goodies here on Fenty Beauty!" —Georgianne

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $36 (available in 50 shades), and take the quiz here.

    17. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" that prove your "how to bring a dead plant back to life" searches weren't in vain. Not only will it perk them up, it will continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days. (Look, none of us are perfect plant parents, it's fine.)

    Model pressing a spike into a potted plant

    Promising review: "I purchased this because my plants weren’t thriving like they should have been. I had been fertilizing them, but they needed something else. Got these, and they are perfect. Small enough to fit into my smallest plant containers, and so many in a pack that I can put more thank one in my biggest containers and still have plenty left over. My plants have gotten a lot of new growth since I put these in the soil." —Lesley

    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $2.79.

    18. A tube of antiperspirant hand cream, because if one Google search tells you to "try to stop stressing out so much," you're gonna — well, get a whole lot more stressed out, and probably even more sweaty. (SIGH.)

    A reviewer holding a tube of lotion

    Promising review: "I used this product on my 10-year-old son. He sweats A LOT on his hands. He would tell me that he was embarrassed at school and he had problems making friends. My son told me he had never shook a hand outside of mine ever before in his life..... it broke me. As a father, I knew I had to fix this. I set an appointment up with his doctor and got nowhere. The doctor said it's normal and should go away in the coming years. I asked about surgery and they said it would be around $10,000, so I started saving. Couple of weeks went by and I came across this product I asked my son if he was OK with trying it and he desperately said yes. We put it on and his hands are completely dry now. When it worked, he started practicing shaking hands and high fives with his brother. It's been two weeks now and it is working AMAZING." —HECTOR LORENZO

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, sparing you the infamous "am I allergic to wine????" Google at 3 a.m. when you wake up with a blazing headache. It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed.

    Reviewer image of glass of red wine with a bottle of Drop It, along with a caption explaining that it's been working

    Plus, this is a heck of a lot easier to use if you want to drink out at a restaurant without pulling out a "wine wand" and calling attention to yourself. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "For many years, I have been that friend who always says 'no thanks, I can't drink wine.' Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too — so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don't have a migraine the next day. I'm so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It's easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner to take care of that "How do I unclog this smelly sink?" Google. You can plop into your drain, run a little water on it, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk in one go.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I was skeptical at first but I followed the directions (which are super easy) and was grossed out and satisfied at the same time to see the gunk that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal (I read that twice too) and magic happens in under two minutes! That is what I call powerful and successful cleaning! The scent is super clean and light with a hint of lemon. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me." —KPITT

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A firming eye cream that uses vitamin C, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract to brighten and firm that sensitive skin around your eyes so you don't have to Google "how to not look tired" on the days you slept for like, eight seconds the night before.,

    Promising review: "Incredible product! Still cannot believe what a difference it has made in the lines and wrinkles around my eyes. I use it twice a day, and actually use it for my entire face and my neck. My skin feels so soft, and lines are disappearing." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A soft silicone ear-saver and mask-extender for anyone who has googled "face mask elastic ear pain" lately — not only does it take some of the pressure off your ears, but it helps make a more personalized fit on masks with elastic straps that don't *quite* fit your face.

    A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing

    An easy hack, of course, is to tie the elastic strings, but sometimes that makes it too small! Plus this silicone ear-saver is anti-slip to keep it locked in place, and designed not to get tangled in hair.

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this worked great for kids' masks, especially since sizing for kids' faces is all over the place and difficult to measure out when you're buying masks online!

    Promising review: "Works great! My mask stays put. I have a small face. Every mask I wear falls down and doesn't cover my nose. I've had people stop me and ask where they could could buy the strap extenders." —T. Panzek

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight different color combos).

    23. A foot file just as effective — if not more so! — than going to a salon. This will remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing before you can finish Googling the words "get rid of calluses on feet."

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

    Psst — it works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, so you can choose whichever method you'd prefer.

    Promising review: "Okay, I was skeptical because there are so many to choose from and everyone has an opinion on what works and what doesn't. I have extremely crusty feet and because COVID was going on, I hadn't been able to get to the salons so I bought this and tried it at home. IT WORKED! I am very pleased. My feet are hella soft and I ain't embarrassed wearing flip-flops. This product 100% works so if you are looking for a product like I was and taking forever to make a decision ... then stop and buy this one." —Serlencie Vick Abram Jr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets for the "How do I get rid of this weird dishwasher smell?" Google. You can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all that funkiness *and* the extra grime that's been manifesting in your old dishwasher for who even knows how long now.

    Promising review: "We have very hard water in this area, and though my dishwasher is supposed to be self-cleaning when you use the right detergent (which I have been), it's been getting gunkier and gunkier and a couple of months ago the rinse aid dispenser stopped filling properly. When I looked that up, the online advice said that can happen if it gets too dirty and gave advice on running the dishwasher with vinegar and other tricks. But I saw this and, being pleased with Affresh's machine cleaners I'd used on my clothes washer, decided to try it. It worked AMAZINGLY, in ONE try. My rinse aid dispenser immediately started working good as new again, and my dishwasher is the cleanest it's been since we got it! Love it!" —Mouriana

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    25. A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to instead of Googling "how to tweeze unibrow hairs" — which, as anyone who has them knows, are VERY good at dodging our attempts. These also work on whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way — an especially handy tool when many of us can't head to a salon like we normally would.


    This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

    Promising review: "I will start by saying that I am someone who is used to getting regular facials that include dermaplaning. I bought this because this service was no longer available to me during COVID (social distancing). I needed something to clear away dead skin and fine hairs. This product did NOT disappoint. The first time I used this blade/product I was absolutely amazed at the results. I washed my face and hands before using this. Once my face was dry, I used this to clear away dried skin areas and fine hair. My face felt amazing. I then proceeded to follow my moisturizing routine. It literally felt like I came from the spa. They came three to a package so this was a great buy for the amount of money spent. I have used one blade roughly three to four times and still don't feel the need to switch to a new blade yet. Excellent purchase." —Valerie Denison

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    26. A polite but firm door sign for anyone who would rather not have to search for "hacks to calm dogs" every time a package comes to the door.

    Wooden sign that says "We are working from home, please do not knock, easily distracted pets inside"
    JK Vinyl & Wood Design/Etsy

    JK Vinyl & Wood Design is family-owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in home items like mugs, signs, decals, earrings, and more.

    Promising review: "This actually is working!!! UPS and Fedex quit ringing my doorbell! I’ve had a sign up for two years not to ring my doorbell because it makes my dog bark/baby sleeping... and no one paid attention to it and still was ringing the doorbell. I’m running meetings everyday during the lunch hour which is exactly when fedex and ups come.. and exactly when my dog goes nuts. Usually I’d let him out for the meetings but sometimes they won’t leave my packages if it’s not my regular drivers who know my dog. Anyway! They finally quit ringing my doorbell! Yay!!! And the sign is pretty! And easy to see and read!" —Andrea Lee

    Get it from JK Vinyl & Wood Design on Etsy for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

    Psst — this shop offers ✨free shipping✨ !

    27. A bottle of Goo Gone for banishing all the gooey, sticky, tough-to-scrub stains that inspired your "how to get gum out of carpet" and "how to get sticker residue off the window" Googles.

    Promising review: "I have been using Goo Gone since it was first introduced and every year I find new uses for it. I keep a large bottle in the garage for cleaning tools and removing adhesives, and nothing works better. I've only recently started using it as an all-purpose kitchen cleaner, and it has taken over most of my kitchen and bathroom jobs. Newest use — quickly and easily cuts through the soapy residue left behind in the bathroom sink and shower." —24karats

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

    28. Glossier's Boy Brow, a combo eyebrow gel and pomade perfect for anyone who has watched too many complicated brow tutorials to count. You can swipe a few times through each brow for instant subtle, natural definition — the brush picks up just enough of the product in the tube each time that it's basically impossible to mess up.


    Promising review: "Natural and easy! I use Boy Brow everyday that I wear makeup, and I love that natural but refined and full look this gives my brows and sometimes my eyelashes. I got rid of all other brow products immediately and I'm never going back! While the Boy Brow is perhaps not the most inexpensive brow product on the market it is by far the best, and unlike other tinted brow gels out there it doesn't leave your brows with a crusty finish but rather a breathable and flexible finish that manages to keep your brow hairs glued in place. It has become my holy grail eyebrow product and I can't wait to try more of Glossier's products!! :)" —Emma

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Glossier's Boy Brow for more deets!

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in four shades).

    29. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, answering your "how do I get rid off dandruff" Google *and* promoting healthier hair growth at the source.

    reviewer image of the bristles on the blue massager

    Promising review: "I'm not washing my hair as often as I should be during quarantine, and after a while my scalp started getting dandruff/flaking skin and was itching. No matter how much I scrubbed the shampoo in with my fingers, my hair still felt oily after showers. I got this and I noticed a BIG difference in my hair after using it. This felt AMAZING while scrubbing my scalp to work the shampoo in (at first I was afraid it wouldn't get to my scalp through my hair or would pull my hair out but neither of those happened) and once my hair dried, I noticed that it wasn't oily at all and my roots were superrr soft. I'm going to recommend this to everyone I know!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    30. A handy electric toothbrush a ton of reviewers swear by for helping whiten their teeth *and* helping with gingivitis — as fun as it is to Google "gums bleeding" every other week.

    A rose gold electric toothbrush

    It's made with charcoal-infused bristles to better remove surface stains, has three brushing modes to adapt to the sensitivity of your teeth, *and* its battery can last up to four weeks.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these, one in black and another in white. My wife and I just love it. Feels like you just got out of a cleaning. Super easy to use, great functionality (the two-minute timer is just brilliant). Recommended this to all of my friends!" —Asaf G.

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99 (originally $89.98; available in three colors and a subscription service for replaceable heads).

    31. A subscription to EveryPlate, an affordable meal kit service so transparent and easy-to-use that you can look right at the step-by-step instructions on how to cook everything before it even arrives, preventing a dozen Google searches that will inevitably leave your keyboard stained with olive oil (and possibly tears)., EveryPlate

    With the subscription, you can specify whether you want servings for two or four people, and whether you want three, four, or five meals per week. Each meal arrives with all of the fresh ingredients you need and easy-to-follow instructions. You can select your meals from the site's Weekly Menu, which shows up to three weeks in advance and includes 13 meals, along with the list of ingredients and instructions so you can peruse them in advance.

    Promising review: "Not only are the recipes easy to follow with a minimal amount of cleanup afterwards, but the food is delicious!" —David Sirota

    Get it from EveryPlate for $4.99/serving.

    32. A scent-free, cordless Thermacell mosquito-repelling shield for all your "DEET-free mosquito repellent" Googles. This claims to be six times more effective than 42 (!!) citronella candles at keeping the pesky critters off your back porch and yard, and generates heat to disperse deterrent from a repellent mat to give 15 feet worth of protection for 12 hours.

    A small green cylinder-shaped Thermacell on a table

    Promising review: "Our house is surrounded by trees so we have a ton of mosquitoes. Hated sitting out on my deck for that reason until we got the Thermacell. Just used it tonight for a 6-foot COVID-friendly gathering outdoors and on opposite ends of the table with friends. This thing worked like a charm. I still can't get over it. I'm happy I discovered it and yet kicking myself for not knowing sooner. I've fallen in love with my back deck again. Suck it mosquitoes!" —Isaac Datlof

    Get it from Amazon for $19.75 (available in ten colors).

    33. A "Life Binder" printable you can use to keep track of — well, just about everything, so you don't have to go on wild internet goose chases to track your own info down. This has 67 pages of printable templates and tabs for keeping track of paperwork like insurance, property records, medical info, and finances, sparing you a ton of time by having everything organized and ready when you need it most.

    The front page of a "Life Binder" printable plus a table of contents showing different sections
    Life's Lists/Etsy

    Life's Lists is a Connecticut-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2014 by a professional organizer, specializing in printable planners, journals, and activity packs. 

    Promising review: "I haven't found a set as complete and beautifully designed nor as large as I need it. This is invaluable and will be used for years to come." —Renee J. 

    Get the digital download from Life's Lists on Etsy for $19.95

    34. A broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull it up from the carpet deeper than even a lot of vacuums can reach, so you can go on an alarming but satisfying mission to the depths of your rugs and stop googling for bonkers expensive "deep clean" vacuums.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this product! We have three German Shepherds and no one told me they shed 365 days per year and this broom helps my house to stay hair-free. The handle stretches out and is super easy to use to get underneath furniture, but you can also collapse it down and use to across your furniture too. Super easy to clean — rinse it off with soapy water. I love the squeegee side to go across my area rugs and get up all of the dog hair and then use the broom part across the tile and under the furniture and get the hair into the dustpan. I use for for every room in my house — this broom has replaced every other broom in my house! If you have pets you need this — you won't be disappointed. I am going to buy one for everyone in my family who has pets as their next gift from me — they are that good and affordable!" —Tammy M.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    35. A pack of eco-friendly toothpaste tablets perfect for anyone who has googled "how to stop toothpaste from exploding in a carry-on." These travel-friendly tabs made with peppermint oil, tea tree oil, aloe vera extract, and coconut oil are so easy to use that you can just bite into them, wet your toothbrush, and brush like you always do.


    Huppy is an Asian-owned, woman-owned small business dedicated to creating a plastic-free alternative for toothpaste. All packaging is recyclable or biodegradable, and 2% of revenue helps fund sustainability initiatives.

    Promising review: "I bought these because I travel a lot and I hate going through all of those travel-size tubes of toothpaste. My goal has been to cut down on single-use plastics so a friend recommended these tabs. I love that I can throw them in my travel bag and use them the whole trip. I liked it so much I use them every day now. I highly recommend them if you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative. Great product, great company!" —SUNNY858

    Get 62 tablets from Huppy for $12 (available in peppermint or charcoal mint flavors; can also get 248 tablets every four months for $32).

    36. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can easily clear all those caked-on stains in your bottles, travel mugs, and even coffee makers without buying a bunch of DIY ingredients after a "how do I get rid of coffee stains" Google.

    a before image of the inside of a stained mug, a during image of it with soapy water, and an after image with it clean

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! Natural, biodegradable, effective and easy to use! I have multiple Hydro Flasks and reusable water bottles, the oldest ones being six years old. I use to have trouble cleaning out the lingering scents from the liquids they hold, so I have them designated for coffee/tea only, water only, wine only, etc. Got these cleaning tablets. Popped one into my horribly-stained tea/coffee Hydro Flask overnight. And it was scentless and cleaned in the morning!" —Kat

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.

    37. A selfie ring light so you can finally stop Googling "best Zoom lighting" and trying to reposition yourself in every window of your apartment to avoid looking like you live in a tomb whenever you take a video call.

    A lit selfie ring on a tripod pointing at a reviewer's desk set up

    You can either use this with your phone mounted just under the light for FaceTime or TikTok, or if you're calling or filming from a laptop, you can set up the tripod or the light on your desk behind the screen. Boom, fancy lighting.

    Promising review: "I do a lot of filming, I have a YouTube channel and I teach singing online. I can't often face a window, which is the preferred way to get good lighting, because I need my piano in front of me to film my videos. I also have professional video lighting, but this light is easy to set up and a great addition to my gear. It is portable, has adjustable colors (I prefer the blue, most natural light) and dims, too. It has an excellent smart phone attachment to hold your phone safely on the telescoping stand, and I've used this attachment on a mic stand instead as needed. It can pivot for horizontal or vertical placement. The tripod stand is of course adjustable, and since the light is so lightweight, you can put it on a table near you very easily." —ganini

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    38. A Pet House candle with scents engineered to eliminate those miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog bed, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee that you've just accepted as "eau de basement" and fully stopped Googling solutions for.

    A lit transparent glass candle in the Lavender Green Tea scent

    Promising review: I was pleasantly surprised with these candles — the powerful scent enveloped my kitchen and part of my entrance hall, that's how potent this beautiful scent is. I chose to use the vanilla crème brulee — wow wow wow. Absolutely amazing. Not once do you think that this is a pet odor eliminator candle as the scent envelopes my ground floor with a warm fuzzy happy feeling. Which we all need during this worldwide lockdown." —Maria Puzone

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Pet House candle for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 16 scents).

    39. A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe, so you can stop googling "hacks for breaking in boots" (or just swearing off them altogether to be safe).

    Model putting the balm on their heel

    Promising review: "Really did work like magic. Took it on our trip to Disney World and it really did help prevent blisters. I didn't wear the most sensible shoes on the first day (it was Dapper day...) and when I felt my shoes start to rub I rubbed this on and instantly felt better and my shoes stopped rubbing. For a while, at least. I had to reapply a few times, but even family members borrowed it over the course of our trip. Highly recommend." —Laura Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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