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    7 Apr 2020

    29 Products That Will Make You Question Why You Haven't Bought Them Before

    You won't regret losing the receipts on any of these guys.

    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. This weighted cotton blanket to lessen your anxiety and get a good night’s rest — because you sure as hell don't need a cuddle buddy for that.

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    If you're the kind of person who tosses and turns a lot before going to bed, this weighted blanket will change your life. It feels like being tucked in or cuddling someone — except better, because you don't need to deal with another person.

    Weight is evenly distributed throughout the stitching of the blanket, making it feel as though you’re being hugged as you sleep. This blanket uses sand pellets for the weight distribution rather than fibre, so that you can use it all year round without feeling too hot.

    Read about my experience using a weighted blanket for the first time here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $82.95.

    2. This pumice cleaning stone that will keep you from cringing with embarrassment every time someone asks to use your bathroom.

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    This reusable stone gets rid of those hideous dark yellow rings and hard water stains without scratching your surfaces. You can also use the stones on tiles or even your grill to get rid of rust.

    Buy a 12-pack from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    3. This potato ricer that means you can finally make gnocchi from scratch.

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    Whether you want to use mashed potatoes as a side dish, a soup ingredient or just to shovel into your mouth, this tool will make sure it's incredibly satisfying for all your senses. It also comes apart, so it's super easy to clean.

    If you want a recipe for homemade gnocci, look no further.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $45.

    4. This sound machine that encourages your best sleep, which is perfect if you've committed to getting your eight hours, but feel a little restless.

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    This sound machine has 20 unique sounds that don’t loop. There’s also a sleep timer, so you don’t have to worry about it running all night.


    Promising review:
    "Light sleeper, apartment dweller: This sound machine literally changed my life. I moved into an apartment for the first time in my life one year ago and hearing my neighbours move around at night used to make me so anxious. This little machine blurs it all out! I CANNOT sleep without it now, it's the best purchase I have ever made and I would seriously recommend any light sleepers purchase it. My partner now loves it, too." —Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.95.

    5. This LIFX Smart LED bulb, so you can set up customised mood lighting for different phases of your day — which is especially helpful now that your entire day is spent in one place.

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    Promising review: "LIFX lighting is the best purchase I've ever made – both for myself and as gifts for all my friends. Not only can you easily create really fun environments with lighting (party mode, relaxing mode, movie night mode), but it's also really good for things such as sleep hygiene. At 9 p.m. I turn on orange/red lighting and my body knows it's time to wind down and it's much easier to fall asleep. It's perfect if you need to switch your brain to work mode as well. There's a sleep timer, fun effects and a setting that makes the lighting react to the music you're playing! It's so easy to use and honestly it makes being at home so much more of a VIBE."

    Sohan Judge

    Buy for $88 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This rotating mandolin slicer to make slicing and dicing veggies even easier.

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    This tool has three slicers that you can use to finely shred cheese, slice veggies and grate anything else your heart desires. It's also a lot less work and less dangerous than a regular mandolin slicer and you'll get the same results!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.10.

    7. This sink shroom so that you don't have to worry about your drains clogging up, because this guy will catch all the gunk for you.

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    This nifty little device fits into most sink and bathtub drains, working almost like a plug but only blocking the hair and gunk instead of the water.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.99.

    8. This Fire TV Stick that will allow you to binge-watch all your favourite shows while you lay in bed eating all the snacks.

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    There's nothing more soothing than curling up in your sheets with a range of snacks surrounding you while you watch Fleabag and ignore the world around you, especially on your period. You can use the Fire TV Stick to watch Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Stan and Disney+. Or if you wanted to, you can even use it to listen to tunes on Amazon Music or Spotify.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $69 (If you buy it now, you can get a second one for just $50).

    9. This hot air brush that makes it easy for you to give yourself volume and dry your hair without it getting poofy as heck.

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    The brush uses hot air and ionic technology to get rid of frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling as smooth as silk.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $45.07.

    10. This Echo Dot, which is an alarm clock and an all-round personal assistant, so that you can multitask and get things done faster with minimal effort.

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    Will this Echo Dot replace all your co-workers during your new WFH sitch? Yes. You can use it to find out what the weather's like, what time it is in a foreign country or hear what's going on around the world — so that you'll be reaching a new level of multitasking and productivity while simultaneously having someone — albeit a robot — to talk to.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.

    11. This pizza cutter that will make frozen pizzas so much easier to prepare — and faster preparation equals faster consumption.

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    This cutter can be used to cut a variety of flatbreads, but you can also use it to finely chop herbs, onions and garlic.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $14.95.

    12. This microfibre hair wrap that will dry your hair without damaging it.

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    This hat will keep your wet hair out of the way when you're getting ready, while simultaneously using its incredibly absorbency to dry it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.63 (available in six colours).

    13. This instant pot that will help you make an array of different dishes with absolute ease.

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    You can use this instant pot as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yoghurt maker and so much more.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $189.

    14. This stylish pair of blue light blocking glasses, which are perfect because of all the extra hours we're spending staring at screens.

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    These glasses work by blocking out the blue light from your screen, which can cause eye strain, headaches and inability to sleep. So, if you experience any of these symptoms, you should pick up these guys ASAP.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.90.

    15. These Face Halo makeup remover cloths that can clean your face with just water and little-to-no scrubbing.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    These makeup remover cloths replace up to 500 single use wipes, so not only will you be reducing your waste, but you'll also have no excuse not to get your eyeliner and mascara off before bed.

    They reach deep into your pores to remove makeup and impurities and when you're done using it, just toss it into the wash up to 200 times. You can get the remover cloths in black or white on Amazon, or you can get them in dark red Chloe Morello edition from the Face Halo website.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $18.

    16. This no-scrub gel stain remover that will destroy your mould and mildew problems — just don't use it on your ex, as tempted as you might be.

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    There are likely stains on your shower wall you had no idea could be removed, but this gel will take care of them all — you won't even need to scrub! Just don't forget to wear gloves when you use it — this stuff is super potent.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    17. This Aztec Secret Healing Clay that will draw out all of your skin's demons — and imperfections.

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    This mask draws out all the gross gunk that's been caught in your skin. Just mix a bit of the powder with some apple cider vinegar and you'll be all set.

    You can read all about how magical this stuff is here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.99.

    18. This magic double sided tape that doesn't leave any sticky residue on your walls or surfaces, but can be used to free up space in your kitchen or bathroom.

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    This gel tape is super strong, but won't leave any trace on your walls, furniture or cabinets. It's washable and reusable too, so you can use it for as long as you want.

    See the full post on this crazy tape here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.50.

    19. This microfibre blind duster, that's built to swipe at your blinds, so you don't miss a single spot.

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    This duster uses microfibre technology to ensure you're not just moving dust back and forth and that you're actually collecting it. It also allows you to clean two blinds at once which will cut the time you take to clean in half. It comes with five microfibre sleeves, all of which are machine washable.

    Buy for $13.61 from Amazon Australia.

    20. This Thayers Witch Hazel that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

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    This witch hazel is made from rose petal, aloe vera, vitamin E and witch hazel extract. You can also use it to remove makeup and it'll make your skin look clean and fresh AF.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan


    Read the full review for this product by AnaMaria here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.95.

    21. This cord organiser, because I know all your cords are currently lying on the ground in a hot mess.

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    Constructed from durable silicone instead of hard plastic and fitted with self-adhesive backing, this is the easiest (and cheapest) damn thing to use to sort out your cables. Use on your bedside table (yeah, I know you keep your phone next to you), desk and even your car.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    22. This pack of microfibre cloths that absorb water without scratching surfaces or leaving streaks.

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    Use them on your car, your windows, stainless steel surfaces, wood furniture and basically anything else you can think of.

    Buy a pack of 20 from Amazon Australia for $16.50.

    23. This handheld body massager, because while we may tell ourselves that a couch is a viable working space, our back has other stories to tell.

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    This deep tissue massager works all over your body and its cordless design means you can tackle your tense back muscles without fighting the cord. It comes with five interchangeable heads to target different parts of your body.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $47.99.

    24. These Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which are perfect if you're tired of constantly getting your wires tangled when you're attempting to work out in your tiny apartment.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    These earbuds run for four hours per charge and have smart touch technology, so you can control your tunes and answer calls without reaching for your phone.

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love the convenience of not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy now for $40.99 from Amazon Australia.

    25. These Cosrx acne pimple patches for when your skin acts up at the worst possible time.

    BuzzFeed / Sarah Han

    These patches are super easy to use and are designed to heal breakouts overnight. They use hydrocolloid, tea tree oil and calendula oil to get the job done.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $5.00.

    26. This avocado tool that will make having avo on toast so much easier.

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    This tool includes a slicer, a cutter and something to get that slippery seed out with ease.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $2.95.

    27. This biotin shampoo that will help you be rid of dandruff while stimulating hair growth and shininess.

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    This shampoo is made from biotin as well as provitamin B5 zinc, coconut oil and other botanicals to clean your scalp and stimulate hair follicles, so you can finally be the thicc haired beast you've always wanted to be.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.85.

    28. This laptop table that can be used either as a temporary standing desk, or as a way to prevent your laptop from overheating while you're binge-watching in bed.

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    This laptop table has adjustable table legs and has five levels of adjustment, so you can choose which angle to binge-watch The Stranger on.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $41.99.

    29. And finally, FOREO's facial cleansing brush that is so easy and quick to use, you'll find it hard to make excuses not to wash your damn face.

    Amazon

    I've recently started using this tool and I'm someone who rarely ever bothers with skincare, so the fact that I've been dragging my feet to the bathroom to exfoliate my skin each night is a miracle, trust me! It only takes 60 seconds for a guided cleanse, then you rinse and apply moisturiser and voilà — you're good to go!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $237 (available in four styles for different skin types).

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