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    42 Products You’ll Use Once And Think “You’re Simply The Best”

    You haven't lived until you've tried out The Pink Stuff on your dirtiest pan.

    1. Essence Lash Princess Mascara might just leave people wondering if you recently got eyelash extensions (which it feels like everyone and anyone has been raving about). Joke's on them!

    Before shot of a Buzzfeed editor without mascara
    After shot of BuzzFeed editor with long lashes
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Emma Lord is a BIG fan of this mascara. She said:

    "Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of the positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time."

    Promising review: "I have to be honest, for a 'cheap' three-pack mascara, I did NOT have high expectations. These, however, exceeded my expectations and went MUCH MUCH farther. I had been buying a certain $25/tube brand (rhymes with truepique) and I like these just as much!! I’m saving a TON of money and like my lashes just as much." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. A stuffed waffle maker that'll make all of your brunch dreams come true — fill 'em with cream cheese, strawberries, chicken, or anything else your heart desires!

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness. This was way better than expected. Definitely only need one waffle per person, they are huge. They are beyond delicious and the stuffing options are endless. It does take about seven minutes to make one waffle but totally worth it. Comes out perfect every single time. No issues at all. Buy it now!" —armywife

    Get it from Amazon for $54.49.

    3. Derol Lip Plumper and Lip Care Serum, which uses natural ingredients like ginger, mint, and vitamin E to gently make your lips look more full and moisturized. Pucker up!

    a reviewer's lips before and after using the plumping product
    a duo of derol lip care products

    Promising review: "I've tried several lip plumpers before, all with varying results. I was on the market for some new gloss and found this on Amazon. This stuff is the real deal. It does tingle a little bit, but not to the point of pain, and it leaves your lips looking voluptuous and full. I'm really happy I decided to try this out." —Marissa

    Get the set from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A smiley-faced Scrub Daddy sponge that'll make doing the dishes a bit more enjoyable — how could anyone resist smiling back at this lil' guy???

    Four round, 1-inch thick smiley-faces sponges with two holes for eyes and a crescent-shaped hole for a mouth
    reviewer's blue smiley face sponge drying on a drying rack

    Promising review: "I cannot speak highly enough of this amazing scrubber! It cleans absolutely everything, doesn't scratch nonstick surfaces, has a fun texture, doesn't smell bad over time, and actually speeds up my dish cleaning time. Seriously, this is the best scrubber I have encountered in years. I bought one for several friends and family members for Christmas after seeing it on Shark Tank, and I've already replaced one for myself. This makes a wonderful and practical gift.

    My son liked it so much he just purchased two more packages to clean their new stainless-steel sink. This product is a great value compared to every other scrubber I have tried, and I have A LOT of them. Finally, it looks great sitting on the counter or in the sink with its smiley face and fun colors. Great value: you can't go wrong with this one!" —Carla

    Get a pack of three on Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A travel pill organizer you'll wonder how you've lived this long without — it's moisture-proof, has eight compartments, and is made of cereal fiber and food grade plastic. You can totally use this *all* the time, not just when you're jet setting.

    Promising review: "I love these! I have pretty severe ADHD, and I am constantly forgetting my meds when camping or hiking or just generally leaving the house for extended periods of time. These make it so much easier for me to just squirrel away in my backpack and be so pleased when I find them again. The labels are great, they are durable, and I'm no longer finding stray pills of unknown origin in the bottom of my bag. Highly recommend" —Eliza

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.47.

    6. Affresh cleaning tablets to toss into your dishwasher and easily get rid of that yucky smell that seems to appear after a few washes — it'll banish lime and mineral build-up and leave your dishes nice 'n' clean.

    Before results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner
    After results of inside dishwasher after using Affresh cleaner

    I have these tablets and use them all the time! They work especially great after the bottom of my dishwasher has gotten stained with residue from detergent or rusty-looking liquid after I've run my baking sheets through the wash. I love knowing I can just pop one into the dishwasher 1, 2, 3, and end up with a clean machine.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    7. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes, so even if you are quite lacking in the green thumb area, you won't have to fret about killing your plants. Stick some of these bad boys in the soil and watch your leafy friends thrive.

    reviewer's plant droopy before
    same plant much perkier 48 hours later

    Each spike can be used for 30-60 days, depending on the season. Check out BuzzFeed's full Miracle-Gro plant food spikes write-up.

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants, but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant, and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple of days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial); the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product, and it was a great price." —victoria

    Get 48 spikes from Amazon for $5.69, and get a version for orchids here.

    8. A baseboard and molding cleaning tool you can use to scrub away the dust and grime that somehow congregates on one of the hardest-to-reach spots in your home — save your knees and tidy up with this handy dandy addition to your lineup.

    a reviewer's  baseboard cleaning tool's cloth filled with dust
    a baseboard buddy cleaning tool

    Promising review: "One of the best cleaning tools I own in my home. I use it for everything I need to dust. Not just for baseboards anymore!! Plus, it can be washed and air dried!! Love my Baseboard Buddy!! The pole is long enough that you can even use to to do your fan blades. 😉 The pads are super absorbent, and you can even add a touch of soap and a couple drops of water or cleaner for those troubled areas as well. I highly recommend this product!!" —Lori Sitzler

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A set of cleaning K-Cups to rinse away all the coffee grounds from your past beverages and ensure your next ones taste fresher than ever.

    Reviewer photo of Quick and Clean pod in k-cup machine
    Reviewer photo of coffee residue in water after using Quick and Clean k-cup

    Promising review: "I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging, causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and I especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use… I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!" —Corey West

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    10. Sink extenders so you won't need to muster up Herculean strength every time your surprisingly dense toddler wants to wash their sticky little paws. 

    A child washing hands in the sink using a sink extender on the faucet
    A faucet extender attached to a faucet

    Promising review: "Must-have for toddlers and small children! LOVE this! My 1- and 3-year-old love washing their hands now, and my back gets a nice break. Adding the faucet extenders and a stepstool to our bedtime/morning routine has been a godsend. Great bargain for the price." —TeaBea21

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.49.

    11. Retainer cleaning tablets that'll help restore yours back to its original color (aka not yellow, yikes) and do a much better job at it than your well-intentioned but feeble attempts to brush it with your toothbrush.

    Promising review: "I didn't take before/after pics because, truthfully, I didn't expect this to do much. I've got a night guard to prevent grinding, and I've had it for years now. I've cleaned it regularly, brushed it, sanitized it daily, etc., but it was distinctly yellow and opaque, I figured from age. I was about to talk to my dentist about replacing it, but figured I'd give these a try. LET ME TELL YOU. This thing is now clear and clean and almost like new. It definitely wasn't an instant fix, but it got a little better after each use, and now, it's unrecognizable. If you're on the fence, try this. It's not cheap, but it's way less than a new dental device!" —Katie

    Get a pack of 120 from Amazon for $19.81.

    12. A grape cutter because who on earth wants to spend their precious time cutting grapes??? This lil' gadget will ensure your kiddo's favorite fruit is the perfect size without costing you an entire afternoon.

    reviewer's gif showing the grape cutter in action
    reviewer's photo of the grape cutter

    Watch a mom quartering grapes in a flash with this tool on TikTok.

    Promising review: "I was stubborn initially and didn’t believe in getting something to cut my kid’s grapes. I would cut them by hand. My friend told me about it and I caved in and bought it. I shouldn’t have been stubborn! I can literally cut more grapes in half the time! If you’re reading this, do not be stubborn, just get it! It will save you time! I even managed to cut blue berries with them!" —Kao

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    13. Mighty Patch Original hydrocolloid patches you can count on to help you banish the massive pimple that seemingly popped up the night before a big first date — yikes! Pop one of these patches on before you go to bed and let it do its thaaaang.

    Reviewer image of the box
    Reviewer before and after photo

    Promising review: "Witchcraft? I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit, and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick, pick, pick." —Adg

    Get 36 patches from Amazon for $11.97.