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    33 Things That Are Worth Investing In

    "Baby I'm worth it," —Fifth Harmony and all of these products.

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    1. A cleaning pen, so all of your jewels (whether they're real or not) will be so sparkly everyone will wonder where you got 'em from.,

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new." —FintanCat

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush your friends have likely all been raving about for months now because it is a life-changing beauty tool that actually does what it says it will., Amazon

    This brush was all my mom requested for Mother's Day last year, so props to her for being ahead of the influencers who have all been talking about this item non-stop! It's becoming a must-have for anyone who loves a blowout but doesn't have the patience to go get one or lacks the skills to get it done nicely themselves — seriously it has over 10.8K five-star reviews on Amazon!

    Promising review: "For background: I do not have hairstyling experience, neither have I blow-dried my hair, and my hair looks like I went to the hair salon. Like many people I read the comments before buying, however after trying it, the comments honestly don’t give this product enough justice. I have curly hair and I’ve seen professional mess up when blow drying my hair, but with this product I was shocked!" —Elizabet

    Get it from Amazon for $56.89+ (available in three styles).

    3. A subscription to Rent the Runway that'll make sure you always have something fashionable to wear whether you're headed to a night out with the girls or a black tie affair.

    Samantha Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed / Via, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    One of my colleagues Samantha Tomaszewski loves Rent the Runway! Here's what she had to say about her experience:

    "I've used RTR rentals throughout the years for on-off fancy events like weddings or parties. But I have never tried renting some of their more ~casual~ clothing items, like sweaters or jeans. Especially in the colder months I find myself rotating through the same comfy sweaters and wearing mostly dark colors. This month, I rented four more adventurous (for me) sweaters to add into my work wardrobe. I really enjoy that I can be a bit more risky about what I'm ordering, because worst case, I can send it right back or only wear it once. And it felt great to have some variety in my outfit options and takes the stress out of getting ready for work."

    You can also use the code BUZZFEEDXRTR to get $100 off your 60-day trial!

    Get a membership from Rent the Runway for $89+ (available in three plans).

    4. An Amazon Fire TV Stick so you can watch talked-about shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or sync up your Disney+ account and never leave your couch again.


    Promising review: "We have been getting steady increases in our cable TV bill with no increases in services. So we thought we would cut the cord and this device became the focal point for making that transition. We are very pleased with the performance of this device. It is easy to set up with prompts provided as you power it up. We then added our favorite apps, (also very easy), and have never looked back at the cable TV being gone. We now save over $100 a month without those charges for cable TV. If you are thinking of making the leap into cord cutting, this is the way to go." —Stephen H. Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first., Amazon

    The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize... and oh, it makes cakes too. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in our full review of the Instant Pot.

    Promising Review: "Perfect addition to the Instant Pot family. This little pot does the same incredible job as its bigger brother and sisters. Great for making the side dishes or smaller main dishes. If you haven't gotten on board the Instant Pot train, do not hesitate! This mini pot even makes yogurt. The benefits to pressure cooking are numerous, using the Instant Pot makes it incredibly easy. Can you tell I'm completely smitten with this little appliance?! It proudly sits on my counter and is used nearly every single day." —Prairie Princess

    Get it from Amazon for $46.30+ (available in three sizes).

    6. A Samsung TV that'll disguise itself as an elegant picture frame when it's not in use. A magical marvel in home decor and technology if you ask me.,

    This is the number one thing on my wish list right now — it's so cool and I'm constantly staring at it in stores. I love that it has the ability to transform into a piece of art but also act as a room's main source of entertainment.

    Promising review: "This TV is badass! It’s more expensive, but that’s because it’s so much different than other TVs. If you hate the way normal TVs look, get one of these. It mounts flat against the wall and will look like a picture frame. The one connect box is great too. Just one cord comes down to a box you can stash somewhere that you connect all your inputs into. Definitely spend the extra money to get one of the other bezel covers. It really will look like a picture on the wall." —Chris Fulmer

    Get it from Amazon for $747.99+ (available in four sizes).

    7. A pair of leather loafer mules you can pair with pretty much anything (except maybe, sweats?) for a polished look that'll make it seem you like you've finally figured IT all out.


    I got these for my birthday last year and constantly refer to them as my "adult shoes" despite the fact I'm almost 30 (yikes). The deep mahagony color really does go with e v e r y t h i n g and I always feel more stylish when I'm wearing them.

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 5–11 and in black or mahogany).

    8. A sound machine/night light for anyone who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade.


    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this lamp/white noise machine. I bought a second one, and now everyone in the family wants one (the adults and teen alike!). The options for lamp brightness/dimness, noise volume, and types of white noise are GREAT. We were able to drown out fireworks for my son that were going off RIGHT over our house. The touch option for on/off is great; there is a toddler lock feature we love; you are able to program green-to-rise for kiddos to stay in their rooms until it turns a certain color... love being able to control it from my phone... you can add as many lamps to your app as you want/need. Just LOVE this lamp. The one thing that isn't my favorite is that you have to disconnect/log out of one lamp to connect with another in the app. I wish you could just select each lamp without that extra step, but that's not a huge deal at all. Love it!" —H.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    9. A Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven you'll be able to pass down to your children — truly worth the investment, especially if you've been looking to kick things up a notch in the kitchen.

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    Promising review: "Love, love, love it! It goes from burner to oven and makes perfect dishes every time — even when the cook has limited talent! It's heavy but no more so than my other cast-iron cookware." —Lynn M

    Get it from Sur la Table for $255.96+ (available in 11 colors).

    10. A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum to help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home., Amazon

    Honestly, no matter which version of the Dyson stick vacuum you purchase, I can promise you'll be satisfied with the results. I've used a variety of 'em and I can't say enough good things about the product. It doesn't hurt my back to use for an extended period of the time, the battery lasts long enough to clean my entire apartment, and it simply just WORKS. We have ours mounted in a narrow spot alongside our fridge — it's really easy to keep in plain sight without being an eyesore.

    Promising review: "I love this vacuum. The V10 doesn't disappoint. While it's weird to get used to holding this tiny piece of machinery, it really does an amazing job. It was incredible how much dog fur it picked up! I was pretty grossed out to be honest, to think I lived in this atmosphere for this long 'thinking' it was clean is nuts! I love all the attachments too, they are all top notch and well made. I feel like I can tackle my entire house with this bad boy. AND it's lightweight! I use it on the lowest setting and it still picks up a ton. I don't think I'll ever need the high or medium setting. But I did try the highest setting for a few seconds and literally felt like the vacuum was ATTACHED to the floor, that's how hard it sucked (in a good way)!" —Matthew Mintun

    Get the V10 from Amazon for $365+ (available in three styles).

    11. A drill-brush power scrubber that might just make you excited to clean your bathroom — or at least help you to stop procrastinating it a bit.


    Promising review: "I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a five-star review. It is a great brush set — I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, works like it should in conjunction with your power drill." —SomeGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 ( available in six styles).

    12. An Echelon Smart Bike to make you feel like you're in the midst of an intense workout class without the added pressure of *actually* being around people. / Via, Echelon

    Promising review: "I love my Echelon bike. It gives me the ability to stay in shape for the spring and summer seasons when I usually ride outdoors. Having the option to hop on the bike and jam out to music and get a workout in with various amounts of timed sessions. The capability of having a competitive atmosphere with the leaderboard, other riders, and instructors pushing me to achieve more is nothing short of amazing. I would recommend these bikes and affordable plans to anyone who likes to get a little more out of a workout. The options are endless, whether your looking to ride, strength train, stretch or do yoga. The total experience has given me a boost to continue to working toward a stronger and better person all year around. Thank you Echelon!" —Michael K

    Get it from Echelon for $839.98+ (available with a variety of subscription plans).

    13. A Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite so you can socialize as much (or as little) as you want from the comfort of your own couch.

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    The Nintendo Switch is a great console to give those who are more ~reserved~ a chance to connect with others when they feel like it. You can play games like Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening on your own or join a friend to play Luigi's Mansion 3 game. This product is a winner for everyone!

    Promising review: "The Switch is Nintendo's best device since the N64. I use my Switch every day. I commute by train so this has been perfect for me. There has never been a handheld this good. The transition to and from docked mode is seamless. The battery life is also pretty decent. Overall, it is a great device. Nintendo's back!" —Arjun S. Kahlon

    Get it from Amazon: Nintendo Switch for $308 (available in gray or neon blue/red), Nintendo Switch Lite for $196.88+ (available in four styles).

    Learn about the difference between the two products with my breakdown here.

    14. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner that'll have your antiques, cabinets, and tables gleaming like you just had them delivered for the first time., Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48+ (available in 8 oz, 16 oz, and 128 oz)

    15. A Starter Kit from Suitably so you'll feel confident and more prepared than ever for dressing for your first full-time job.


    Also a great idea if you're in need of some new basics! The Starter Kit comes with a dress, a skirt, and a blazer at a very affordable price. The clothes (I have the Keynote dress!) are super flattering and made with a stretchy fabric that's very comfortable even when you're sitting at a desk all day. The items are also wrinkle-free and machine-washable!

    Promising review: "I am so relieved to have discovered Suitably. I have a limited budget and need to work clothes that look great, feel great and that I don’t have spend money dry cleaning. The starter kit is perfect and I just ordered a second so I have enough pieces when I travel. The price is amazing for the look and quality. I look as great as my boss at a fraction of the cost." —Leslie

    Get it from Suitably for $222 (dresses are available in sizes 00–16, skirt is available in sizes 00–10, and blazer is available in sizes 00–10).

    16. A two-pack of teeth-whitening pens with a natural mint flavor that'll leave your mouth smelling fresh while you work on achieving that mega-watt smile worthy of a Hollywood star.

    This pen is SO easy to use. All you have to do is twist the bottom and paint right onto your teeth. Each pen has 20 uses — get ready to blind people with your smile.

    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth... and this stuff has it all and I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Lil Mama Mindy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A reversible cotton quilt you can rely on to stand the test of time thanks to the special way it was woven (similar to the way vintage quilted jackets are made). It'll add a cozy touch to your bedroom and you'll never regret splurging when you're snuggled up in it on a rainy day.

    School House

    Get it from School House for $169 (available in three sizes).

    18. A remote organizer, perfect for keeping your various remotes, clickers, channel changers (whatever you call it in your house) in check while looking chic.

    You're only human if you don't know where your TV remotes are... ever. This contraption is perfect for storing remotes, house phones (if ya' have one), and even your cell phone if you want to really focus on what you're watching.

    Promising review: "This remote-control holder is the best I’ve ever owned. Not only is it elegant and attractive, it is nice and light weight and has room for at least five remote controls, however depending on the thinness of the controllers, you could probably fit more in there.

    Since it basically just sits on a side table, I believe it’s made of quality material, and will last a very long time. It matched my decor perfectly, and looks exactly as pictured." —Nicole Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors).

    19. An eight-piece set of mini Drunk Elephant products that'll give you a chance to discover which is worth the full-size investment and create a rainbow of color in your medicine cabinet. What could be better?

    Drunk Elephant

    Promising review: "Best skin care products I have ever used. Super hesitant at first because of price, but so worth it. No more acne and no more blotchy redness. Always splurge on skin care and shoes!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $90.

    20. A zippered sleeve to keep all of those pesky wires and plugs under control and out of your way.


    Between my phone charger, headphone wires, and keyboard wire, I'm constantly getting tangled in my web of wires at my desk. I'll be ordering a pack of these ASAP!

    Promising review: "I have gotten a lot of things in the past couple of months I never thought I needed until I got a puppy. One being this cable sleeve cover. As you know, puppies chew on everything which includes the wires for our laptops and phone chargers. This cable sleeve puts everything in one neat space and covers it so that he cannot get his teeth on the individual wires. I don't think it tastes good either because he doesn't really want to chew on the sleeve. It easily fits around the wires, zips up, and looks much better than a bunch of wires sitting on the floor." —krystina

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.98.

    21. And a pair of blue light-blocking glasses, because if you're on the computer as much as I think you are, you should definitely have a pair of these to help prevent eyestrain.,

    If you have a tendency to spend hours gaming or binge-watching shows after you've already spent the whole workday looking at a computer screen and/or your phone, chances are you are hurting your eyeballs. They will totally benefit from a pair of these blue-light-blocking glasses.

    Promising review: "These glasses are perfect for working on the computer, videos games, and even watching movies! I love the pale pink color, they’re very feminine and fit my face just like I’d hoped. I recommend them for anyone who spends time on phones or computers." —Kelly Stagg

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 12 styles).

    22. A simplehuman trash can you'll probably cry tears of joy over if you hate germs, because now you'll never have to physically touch the garbage can again.


    Promising review: "I have literally never felt this way about a trash can before. Every time I use it I can't help but exclaim (out loud), 'I LOVE this trash can.' Sure, it's a little weird... but my reasons for loving this can are well-founded." —B. Junkin-Mills

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in three sizes and six styles).

    23. Workout leggings from New Balance made with fabric to help you wick away sweat so nothing will distract you during your next spin class (except for the hot instructor).

    New Balance

    I have these leggings and they've quickly become my go-to pair for a high-intensity workout. They're high-waisted and don't slip or slide whether I'm running, climbing on the StairMaster, or riding on the stationery bike. I'm pretty sure and I like how the mesh taping along the sides elongates my legs. Definitely also check out the matching sports bra (which I also love!).

    Get it from New Balance for $94.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    24. A preparedness kit from Judy (you may recognize it from Kim Kardashian's IG stories) that'll help soothe your fears about, well, any unfortunate situation you can think of! You don't have to be a doomsday prepper to appreciate this kit.


    This seriously stocked kit comes with all kinds of items to help you feel prepared for whatever the world throws your way. From a disposable emergency charger and a hand crank radio to hand warmers and waterproof matches, Judy has got you covered.

    Get it from Judy for $250 (smaller kits are also available).

    25. A stunning oil-infused lipstick from Yves Saint Laurent in a gorgeous golden tube you'll be so excited over, you may just want to leave it on display instead of using it.

    yslbeauty / Via, Sephora

    Promising review: "This is the best lipstick I have ever worn. I have very dark, pigmented lips naturally, and they tend to be very dry/cracked, so I am really not a lipstick girl. But this lipstick is such a game-changer. It is so smooth and feels more like a lip balm. Definitely worth the splurge!" —allybriegel

    Get it from Sephora for $38 (available in 19 shades).**

    26. A leather crossbody bag you can wear with both casual and fancier outfits. Whether you're headed out to a bar or off to run errands this cute bag will leave you looking stylish and hold all your stuff without weighing you down.


    I recently got one of these bags and it has become one of my go-to accessories for the weekend. It would also be great for anyone traveling as you can keep all your valuables close to your body without sacrificing an ounce of style. Italic bags are actually made in the same factory as Celine and Prada — so rest assured knowing this purchase is money will spent.

    Get it from Italic for $195 (available in three colors).

    27. A Billie razor subscription to add a lil' pop of color to your bathroom wall while also helping you get a silky smooth shave that'll have you telling everyone in your life "feel how soft my legs are!"

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    Billie is a fantastic subscription service that let's you choose how often you need your razor refills then delivers them right to your doorstep. I recently tried my first Billie razor and, OMG, my legs have never been smoother. They seriously have a handle style for everyone — including their new "Glow" razor that, you guessed it, glows in the dark! My coworker Rachel Dunkel is also a BIG fan of Billie razors and their other products. Here's what she had to say:

    "For the last five years or so, I haven't cared that much about shaving. I'd let my legs and pits grow into a (beautiful!) forest, but whenever I craved a nice, smooth shave and picked up a razor from the drugstore, I'd end up disappointed. Even with more expensive razor brands, I'd still be prickly and end up regretting ever shaving in the first place. I have never, ever had that problem with Billie. Ever since trying their razors and shave cream, I've actually *wanted* to keep up with shaving. You get a ridiculously smooth result on the first go, even if your hair is super grown out. But most importantly, it STAYS that way for way longer than with other brands. With Billie, it actually feels worth the time and money to shave, something that I could never say about any other razor."

    Check out our full review on the Billie razor subscription here.

    Get it from Billie for $9+ (available in six colors).

    28. A Kate Spade tote bag covered in illustrations of classics you can use to carry around your current read or your groceries if you live in a state that no longer sells plastic bags in stores.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed,

    My colleague Emma Lord owns this bag (pictured above) and uses it during her commute to the office.

    Promising review: "I bought this cute bag for my college-age daughter, who always ends up juggling veggies when she shops for food! She loves books as well as Kate Spade bags, so this was perfect! It's multipurpose and foldable, so it's easy for her to keep handy. Once she received it she confirmed that its perfect, for books or veggies!" —Gwen Leite

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in four styles).

    29. A chic Novogratz computer desk with storage that'll give you a place to store your notebooks and make it seem like you have a serious eye for design.


    Promising review: "For the price I was NOT expecting much, but I was blown away from when I opened the box to when I finished setting it up! First it comes pretty much assembled, just put the legs on and you are done! Second the faux marble is really REALLY pretty. It’s a gloss finish so it is super easy to wipe down and clean! Thirdly it’s size is 'small-space friendly' and the cubbies are wide and deep enough for ample storage! Lastly it’s pretty tall, so make sure you have a adequate chair to match its height!" —Packergirl42092

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $99 (available in black or white).

    30. A rechargeable clip-on book light with three brightness settings so you won't feel pressured to put down your page-turner when your partner wants to turn off the lights and get some shut-eye., Amazon

    A win-win if you're gifting this to YOUR significant other, amiright?

    Promising review: "My boyfriend konks out as soon as he hits the pillow, leaving me to stare at my phone for hours trying to fall asleep. The lamp bothers him, so I couldn’t read. Of course, looking at my phone didn’t make me sleepy; in fact, it increases my stress while trying to fall asleep. I am a bookworm and years ago used to read every night in bed to fall asleep (before cell phones were a big thing). As I grew into adulthood, I got out of that habit. I’m trying to get back into it, and this light is my solution. The lowest setting is a very warm tone and doesn’t bother my love while he’s falling asleep. So happy! It’s exactly what I was looking for. I can see where this would be helpful on planes too. Excited! Highly recommend for the insomniac bookworm in your life." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    31. A set of satin pillowcases that'll make you feel like royalty every night when you crawl into bed while also helping to keep your hair shiny and your face wrinkle-free.


    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in standard, queen, and king sizing and 14 colors)

    32. The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. This lil' gadget will have you singing out "blesssss my souuuuul" like one of The Muses from Hercules.


    Promising review: "OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me." —Penny Froh

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    33. And a cozy sweatshirt from Scott Disick's Talentless clothing line you can either snuggle up in while watching E! for hours or pair with stylish leggings for a fabulous athleisure look.

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    I recently snagged some Talentless gear and I have been blown away by how well-made the products are. The material is really nice (thick, sturdy, cozy!) and I'd just as easily wear it out of the house paired with cool sneakers as I would on the couch at home. Worth the investment, IMO!

    Get it from Talentless for $124 (available in women's sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    Good for you for spending money on something worthwhile!

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