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    34 Things Worthy Of That $20 Bill You Just Found In Your Pocket

    Even Andrew Jackson himself would support these purchases. 💸

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    1. An artist's organizer designed to keep your markers, pens, and pencils easily accessible. If the only art you ever create happens to be on your face, then it works equally great for your makeup brushes, too.

    reviewer photo showing all their makeup brushes in the organizer
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    Promising review: "Makeup brushes? Why not? I love it! I read a review that it comes unassembled. It literally took me 10 seconds to put it together. It comes with a top, a bottom and four legs. That's it. I will use these for my eyeshadow brushes. Spots are too small for large brushes (kabuki etc.) I used to have my brushes in a cup, now they are separated and easy to find. Great addition to my makeup table." —Jenn Marie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    2. And a bottle of makeup brush shampoo that'll extend the life of your brushes by cleansing out days (OK, months??) of buildup. It'll condition bristles back to their original state in literally a matter of minutes.

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    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A nighttime essential oil blend formulated with lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang to help you doze off and have a restful, insomnia-free night of sleep. Just add a few drops to your diffuser before bed, and you'll be sawin' logs before you know it. 😴

    reviewer holding the bottle of Dream essential oil
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    And if you need a diffuser, you can snag this one on Amazon for $13.99.

    Promising review: "This blend is so lovely. As a chronic insomniac I'm always looking for a natural ways to help me relax so I can sleep - the Dream blend does just that. Because of the blend of lavender, Clary sage and Ylang Ylang this essential oil is potent with camomile to round it out. Ylang Ylang can be so overpowering so I love how they blended it so that the lavender is the top note. A little goes a long way in my diffuser which I love. You've got all the calming oils you need in one perfect mix." —Jennifer Ji-Hye Ko

    Get it from Amazon for $9.93.

    4. A vaccine card holder — the accessory you never imagined you'd ever need. Those little pieces of paper are too large to fit in regular wallets, so this is a great way to keep them safe and easily accessible.

    light yellow vaccine holder
    MadeByRandR / Etsy

    MadeByRandR is a small business run by Samantha out of Newport Beach, CA. They make all kinds of personalized, handmade gifts including coffee mugs, ornaments, and wood paint kits.

    Get it from MadeByRandR on Etsy for $10 (available in three colors).

    5. And a helpful hook that attaches right to your car vent — perfect for storing your masks and vaccination card!

    Two masks hanging from car vent clip
    ArchersDesignShop/Etsy

    Archer's Design Shop is an Indiana-based Etsy shop that specialized in 3D-printed face mask accessories.

    Promising review: "I ordered 10 of these to give out for the holidays and everyone loved them! I usually hang two to three masks on each no problem. My boyfriend and I both used them in our Honda Civics and it was a perfect, very secure clamp into the vent." —Stephanie Chang

    Get it from ArchersDesignShop on Etsy for $4.50 (available in four colors).

    6. Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, aka a GODSEND for eliminating all those pesky blackheads and any unwanted acne you can't seem to defeat.

    Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant
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    Promising review: "Holy s***!!! I don't know what just happened but I have literally NEVER been this impressed with the way my skin looks or feels immediately after trying a skin care product for the first time. I am obviously not talking long term results here but my skin is glowing beyond belief, feels clean, fresh and looks AMAZEBALLS!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in a travel size, full size, and a combo pack).

    7. Or! This Milky Jelly face wash from Glossier that's been expertly formulated with five GENTLE cleansers that, ahem, *won't* irritate your skin or leave it feeling weirdly tight or dry.

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    Promising review: "Holy grail cleanser! Gentle, yet effective. Removes all makeup (even tough mascara) on the first application, leaves the skin sloth, soft and refreshed. I'm 51 with oily, congested skin - I've used every cleanser under the sun and I've never been happier." —julidressler

    Get it from Glossier for $18.

    8. A cute lil' moon lamp that's essentially the grown-up version of a nightlight.

    reviewer photo of the moon light
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    Promising review: "I got this for my girlfriend for her to have a night light when I am gone and she loves it! We love how you can change the level of brightness & how their are two different colors to choose from, a pure white or a dim yellowish/white light. It was everything I was hoping and a great gift and product. Thanks Amazon. The only thing she wishes would've been different was the hand, she still loves it but she thinks if it was more of a rubber material that it would work better with the moon and would hold it better. I recommend this product for everyone!!" —Drew

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five sizes).

    9. A bottle-emptying kit so you can get every last drop out of your cosmetic and personal care items *before* breaking down and forking over a small fortune to replace them.

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    The kit comes with small, medium, large, and extra-large attachments so you should be able to use it with any bottle in your house.

    Promising review: "I will never fight with a pump bottle again. As soon as it gets difficult to pump anything out of any bottle, I will waste no time in 'flipping it.' I'm so glad someone created this. Upside-down bottles are such a small annoyance in life, but this simple solution really means a lot. This is 100% worth the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in packs of two, four, and six).

    10. A bug bite suction tool to extract all the nasty saliva, venom and irritants from your skin that are causing you to react to the bug bite in the first place.

    A model using the bug bite tool
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in packs of two, three, and six).

    11. A cutting board with foldable sides so you can *safely* transfer your veggies to the frying pan without spilling them everywhere.

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    Promising review: "These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!" —C. Whitten

    Get it from Amazon $11.99 (available in three colors).

    12. A thumb page holder designed to help you actually read, rather than exerting all your mental focus on constantly fidgeting with the book so it'll lay flat in your lap.

    A model using the page holder to hold open a book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this for my dad who reads a bunch but has arthritis. What a clever little gadget this is. He actually uses it every night when he reads, really enjoys it. I’m happy it made him happy and helped him. Good deal!" —renee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A pack of wool socks because, even though spring is here, your piggies still get cold during the day while you blast your AC.

    three models wearing the wool socks
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are absolutely everything I want in a sock: cozy, warm, just the right thickness and length. The toe seam doesn’t rub the heel is not thin. The color choices are fantastic. I’ve gone from refusing to wear socks to wearing them all the time. Loved them so much that I bought two sets. Highly recommended!" —Ms. Bea Haven

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A customizable seashell candle that, let's be real, you're probably never gonna light — but will make the perfect addition to your little shrine of goodies you've got styled on top of your dresser.

    white seashell candle styled next to some flowers in a vase
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    Heavenly Earth Miami was founded in 2020 and is based out of, you guessed it, sunny Miami, FL. The small business makes hand-poured candles using high-quality soy wax and unique molds. Customers also love their torso candles!

    Promising review: "This candle is amazing. From the packaging down to the product. First, when opening the package, I immediately noticed the coconut-mango scent and I loved it. The package was eco-friendly and the handwritten note on a book page was such a creative touch. The product itself has such a good scent, it made my room smell amazing even without lighting the candle. This candle is amazing, I could see the dedication put into this candle. If you are looking for a cute and trendy candle, this is the one to get." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Heavenly Earth Miami on Amazon Handmade for $19.99 (available in four scents and five colors)

    15. A rechargeable lighter so you can stop burning yourself trying to light candles whose wicks are on their last legs.

    reviewer photo showing the lighter next to a candle
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for candle lighting because I love the flexible aspect of it! I didn’t really understand the electricity part at first but it’s cool! I thought it would be like a “blow torch” type candle lighter that I’ve seen before and was way too intense lol. I have a lot of cheap lighters already, but I wanted to see how this worked. I didn’t think I would like that it needs to charge, but you will rarely need to do it because it lasts a while and it doesn’t take much to light a candle since it’s so quick! it’s a cool concept because it isn’t going to die on you (because you charge it) and become trash when it runs out of lighter fluid! It’s electricity that lights your candle! Just be careful!!" —Caitlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. String lights that twinkle like the night skies to add some ~aesthetic~ to your space. ✨

    reviewer showing the lights and ivy above their bed
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    Promising review: "Another item I saw on BuzzFeed. I just love them, I hung them in the garage, where we hang out now that we are stuck home, and they look great. Elegant and fun." —Jackie

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (also available in colored lights for $49.99).

    17. A bottle of Lash Princess mascara if you want the false-eyelash effect, but aren't in the mood to go through the hassle of actually applying them.

    reviewer photo showing one eye with the mascara and the other without
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    Promising review: "I have tried every single expensive mascara and this one tops them all. Sometimes I use a different wand with the formula but I will still buy this over anything else. I saw it on a BuzzFeed article and bought it based on all the positive reviews. I love it, my roommates use it all the time, crowd fave for sure and it even stays on when you need it to, doesn't flake and with a makeup wipe isn't impossible to get off." —schyler

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    18. A pack of big claw clips that'll come to the rescue when you gotta wash your face or put makeup on and just need to get your nest up and OFF of your face.

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    Promising review: "I have worn these everyday since I’ve gotten them! They have a soft matte feel. The colors match the product photos perfectly. They have a good grip in my hair (I have collarbone length medium thickness hair but a lot of it). I think these would work well for almost any length or thickness of hair though. They are strong, you can tell because they take a bit of effort to open them at first. Bottom line, if you’re unsure if you should buy them, you should." —Samantha

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A single hanging pendant to add some low-profile light to that dark corner in your home.

    reviewer photo showing the edison bulb hanging above a small dining table
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    You can put any lightbulb you'd like in this as long up to 60W (like this Edison bulb for $4.49 on Amazon).

    Promising review: "This pendant light cord looks so awesome with my edison bulb! The cord is braided, thick, and extremely well-made. It's also a really generous length, so I am able to use it in several different areas because it reaches the outlet without any extension cord needed. The on/off switch works as it should and is a nice convenience. I love that it came with everything I needed to hang the pendant cord, too! It was super easy and quick to set up." —Travis Kaiser

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A set of spice labels that would make even Marie Kondo turn her head.

    reviewer photo showing the labels on their spice jars
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    And if you love the little spice jars above, you can get a similar set on Amazon for $18.99.

    Promising review: "These labels are perfect for spice organization. Many options to choose from and the look is incredible. Organized and labeled spice cupboard perfection. Can’t beat the pics for the high quality product." —Joe Windholz

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (includes 140 pre-printed labels).

    21. A beautiful eucalyptus bundle you can hang in your shower to relax your sinuses while you're washing up. It smells even better than it looks!

    The bundle of eucalyptus hanging from a shower
    BotanicaFleur / Etsy

    BotanicaFleur is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee that sells eucalyptus bundles, wreaths, and more.

    Promising review: "Amazing! My shower smells exactly like the showers at the blue lagoon in Iceland now 😍 and the presentation is so cute. This is such a great detail to make your bathroom feel like a spa and it arrived perfectly intact. Love it!" —valerieannrn

    Get it from BotanicaFleur on Etsy for $8+ (available in four sizes).

    22. A canvas cup holder, because there's nothing more difficult than gripping your venti iced coffee (that's slowly slipping since it's covered in condensation) while talking to your mom on the phone, all while trying to unlock the door to your apartment.

    Dreamy Daisy / Etsy

    Dreamy Daisy is a small accessory shop based out of Washington, D.C. Check them out for handmade canvas backpacks, spa headbands, scrunchies, and more.

    Promising review: "The product is super cute and fits cups perfectly!!! I bought this for my coworkers and now I need to order one for myself." —Wendy

    Get it from Dreamy Daisy on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in four colors and sold individually or in sets of two, three, or four).

    23. Or, a pour-over coffee maker so cute, it might actually inspire you to start making your daily joe at home rather than overspending on mobile orders seven days a week.

    reviewer photo showing the pourover maker resting under a dishcloth
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    Promising review: "Very easy and clean to use! I love a gadget that's quick and to the point. If you're always on the go like I am but enjoy a quality cup of Joe, go for this item! You won't regret it :)" —KZH

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A pair of sunglasses to add a little touch of ~fashion~ to all those springtime fits you've been planning.

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    Promising review: "Okay I bought this set for a fashion statement but they are so well-made I wear them every day! The packaging was very nice, I love having both color options: an amazing price for the value of sunglasses. Highly recommend you get them, I’ve had so many complements, all my friends tried them on and they look good on everyone. Get them!" —KimRN

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.95 (available in nine colors).

    25. A simple white vase — the perfect vessel for your weekly bouquet you like to pick up from the farmers market.

    reviewer photo showing the vase with yellow flowers coming out of it
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    Promising review: "It's gorgeous! My house is French farmhouse decor and this was exactly the vase I was looking for! It's big and beautiful in person. I loved it so much I ordered a second one the moment I got it out of the box!" —Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. Reusable chopsticks so you can stop throwing away the set you get with your Friday-night takeout order. Just use these and toss 'em in the dishwasher when you're done.

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    Promising review: "I was completely surprised by the quality of these chopsticks. I've always used the disposable ones provided by restaurants before, so I didn't expect these to be as nice as they are! They are much heavier than I expected, and very durable. Definitely worth the money!!!" —Experiment626

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A beachwood dish brush, because your plastic one is on its last leg and sustainable swaps are a high priority on your 2021 to-do list.

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    Promising review: "These brushes are simply designed, but more effective than any of the other modern scrubbers I had around. I threw away all the gaudy plastic crap and now I keep one of these for pans, one for produce, and a bottle brush. I like how they look sitting out in a nice glass holder, but more importantly, they do a great job of scrubbing! It kind of felt like a splurge to change to the natural brush line-up, but it's been well-worth the up front cost. These clean off wonderfully and are still in mint condition after lots of use." —Elizabeth Baur

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    28. A jade roller and gua sha set designed to help your face absorb skincare products. It's effectively like giving yourself a little at-home facial treatment!

    A reviewer holding the green double-sided roller and gua sha
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So far I'm really enjoying this product! Both the roller and gua sha tool seem to be made out of real jade and are high quality. I got these because my face tends to get really puffy, especially during allergy season. They come in neat a package with clear instructions. I watched several additional YouTube videos about how to use them. I used the gua sha tool once a day and go through the full routine, and the jade roller throughout the day, while I'm working or watching TV in the evening. I've had them for a pretty short time but I feel like I'm already noticing a difference. If nothing else it's a very soothing and relaxing habit. I'd definitely recommend it to a friend or give the set as a gift in the future!" —Grace KB

    Get it from Amazon for $12.94+ (also available in a rose quartz roller).

    29. A Schick Silk Touch-Up Tool you can use to shape your eyebrows, exfoliate skin, and remove peach fuzz.

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    Promising review: "I found these from a BuzzFeed article about helpful Amazon products. I was excited because I often struggle to shape my eyebrows with tweezers and don't want to pay to get them done. They lived up to the BuzzFeed hype - they're painless, easy to use, and work well. The only downside is that I have some very fine hairs that the blade will skim over. I also didn't understand what the additional cover was for until I realized how difficult it is to shape my eyebrows without the blade getting close to my eye. So make sure not to throw that piece out!" —JLW

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

    30. A cooktop cleaning kit that comes with everything you need to FINALLY get your electric stove top looking presentable again.

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    The kit includes a 10-oz. bottle of cooktop cleaner, cleaning pads, and two scraper tools.

    Promising review: "When we moved in to our current rental it was clear that previous tenants didn’t maintain the glass cooktop of the stove. I’ve tried many other products and a lot of elbow grease to clean it myself but nothing has helped, until this product! I saw it featured on a recent BuzzFeed article about superior cleaning products and I’m so glad I did." —James

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. Miracle-Gro plant food spikes so you don't have to buy new houseplants this spring (because you *continually* fail as a plant parent). These are foolproof and literally feed your plants for you.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "...Fast forward to finding these plant sticks on a BuzzFeed article and popping them into the soil, which took...30 seconds...and seeing fresh, green growth within the first couple of days. The plants look better than ever and the spikes were so easy to use. You can't see them, you can't smell them, they're simple to handle and nearly fool-proof. Very pleased with them." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $2.98+.

    32. A pack of bottle cleaning tablets to make washing your bottles and tumblers less of a headache.

    before and after photo of reviewer's travel mug, showing it is completely cleaned and restored after using the tablets
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    FYI: if you're the person who just "rinses out" their reusable bottles with more water, then they're probably full of bacteria and grime. 🤮

    Promising review: "After years of buying brushes specifically to clean my drink bottles (mostly Nalgene — and yes they do get stinky) dreading the actual cleaning — I go through all my bottles (four 32-ounce and one 48-ounce) before I actually clean them because I hate the process so much. This has changed my life! Seriously!! Just fill with warm water, drop a fizzy tab in and get back to living. I come back to a clean bottle that just needs to be rinsed. No smell, no taste. It’s probably the most perfect product I’ve purchased as a BuzzFeed click. I just bought more." —Michelle C

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    33. A jar of SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E that'll have you looking like you're ALWAYS rocking a fresh mani. 💅

    reviewer photo showing their nails before and after using the oil
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    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. I tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month with me religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).

    34. Lastly, a cow print cowboy hat that'll have you yee-hawin' like it's nobody's business. 🤠

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This cow print cowboy hat as absolutely become a staple in my wardrobe when I’m hanging out with friends or walking around the city. I’ve had it for months and recently bought another one to give to a friend." —Lane Levitch

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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