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    20 Cute And Useful Things I Can't Believe I Don't Own Yet

    Probs gonna go broke from all these purchases, but I'm surprisingly okay with that.

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    1. Some satin pillowcases because I'm convinced that my hair goes from soft and sleek to rat's nest overnight because my current cotton pillowcases just suck.


    Satin and silk pillowcases are known to create less friction, which reduces hair breakage.

    Promising review: "I couldn't afford silk so ordered these. I love them. I've heard that sleeping on cotton is like rubbing your face on steel wool all night since that's how delicate the skin there is. All I know is that I shower and style my hair at night and after sleeping on these, my hair looked freshly blow-dried the next morning. I'm not exaggerating — my hair looked the exact same in the morning as it did after I styled it the night before. So, if this material is that nurturing for my hair, I can only imagine how my face is loving it. I'm hooked and will be buying more colors. Warning: Don't get earings, rings or hangnails anywhere near these or they will snag!" —BinaryCode

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.98 (available in standard, queen, and king sizes and in 16 colors).

    2. A pair of sparkly star earrings so I can up the glamour on all my holiday party outfits without shelling out too much cash.


    Promising review: "These earrings are gorgeous. They went perfectly with my gown. They are just the right size and weight. I didn’t feel them all night. I’m allergic to nickel and had no issues with these earrings." —Olivia@fit4apear

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98 (available in four finishes and as a set of studs).

    3. Oversized pearl hair clips because sometimes I get tired of my bland ponytails and want a stylish way to upgrade my 'do. Plus, why haven't I hopped on this trend yet???????


    Promising review: "I would highly recommend these. They got here very quickly and were packed with extra bubble wrap to protect them. They look just like the photos, which I love! As long as you are careful with them, I think they will last for a long time. I bought these to complete an outfit for a dance showcase, and they seem very sturdy and like they will stay put in my semi-thin hair. It's a good price and definitely a must-buy." —Jillian

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. And these pearl-studded fabric headbands since I'm currently re-watching Gossip Girl for the fifth time and feeling the need to unleash my inner Blair Waldorf.


    Promising review: "These headbands are great. The knot isn’t too big that it makes you look silly, the pearl studs are very secure, and they don’t smell bad. Also, mine hit below my headache spot so I don’t have to worry about getting headaches. I'm so happy with my purchase! It's a quality, cheap, and versatile product." —Mackenzie M.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two variety packs).

    5. An anti-chafe body balm that I should've ordered YEARS ago because 1) chafing is part of the reason why I literally never wear skirts and dresses, 2) I'm tired of dealing with blisters from otherwise cute shoes, and 3) the package is so convenient that I have no excuse to not carry it with me everywhere I go.


    Promising review: "Omg this stuff is the best! I am a chubby girl and I recently went to Thailand where it was 90° with 70% humidity every single day I was there. This stuff got me through! I was able to wear dresses and shorts with no chafing! And I only ever had to apply the balm in the morning and once in the middle of the day! My life is forever changed and I’ve already ordered two more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    6. This set of 10 colorful silicone straws to help me kick my plastic straw habit *and* down ice-cold beverages without triggering my sensitive teeth. These straws are reusable and come with their own cleaning tools and carrying bag.


    Promising review: "We are trying to stop using single-use straws, so I have been hunting for a good alternative. The stainless steel ones are too thin and require too much effort to use. The glass ones are nice but mine broke relatively quickly. So I found these silicone straws. These were cheap and work better than expected. They are rigid enough to use in a cup, but remain flexible. They're easy to clean, just use the brush they come with and very hot water. The large ones are the best and fit perfectly in my double-walled cups. I will be buying additional sets to use! Save the environment while sipping on a cold beverage!!!" —Doug

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. An acrylic tiered cupcake display because the holidays are coming and as an avid baker, I need an appealing way to present my sugary creations.

    Promising review: "I love this cupcake/dessert display. I bought two for my son's graduation party. I had six dozen cupcakes and they easily fit on both. I had enough room for about two dozen more. It's made with high-quality acrylic, it's easy to put together, and it looks WAY more expensive than it really is!" —K. Hocker

    Get it from Amazon for $19.80+ (available in eight sizes).

    8. This collapsible water bottle so I can stay hydrated during flights without feeling like carrying the bottle is a huge hassle. I can fold it up and stow it in my handbag while going through the security checkpoint, then expand it and fill it up when I've reached my gate.

    Promising review: "This is a very useful, travel-friendly sized bottle that can be both compact and full-size. The material is made of BPA-free silicone. It has to be washed thoroughly before use. It's reusable — no need for plastic! I'm bringing this on the plane with me, and I love how easy it is to carry. It comes with a clip that is already on the bottle, so it is easy to just clip it onto a backpack. When it is small, it is the size of a 6-8oz cup. At its max with air and water, it is 18oz. I tested it out on multiple days in different scenarios and I love it so far! No spills or leaks, it's easy to use, and it folds easy!" —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four colors).

    9. And a super cute 20-inch hardshell carry-on with multi-directional wheels because the bigger my suitcase, the more clothes I'm going to be tempted to pack and I definitely don't need seven different outfits for a three-day trip. Plus this suitcase passes the carry-on sizing chart with flying colors.

    Promising review: "This is a great carry-on suitcase. We recently traveled to three countries, and only brought carry on luggage. It's sturdy and handled well, especially as we almost missed a flight and had to run through the airport. It easily fits in the overhead bin, even when expanded. We stayed in seven hotels over 14 days, so we were constantly in and out of our luggage. My husband has the same brand suitcase in a different color, and it performed well also." —CornfedContessa

    Get it from Amazon for $40 (available in 32 colors).

    10. This password book so I can keep track of the info for all of my accounts and never have to live in fear of "exceeding my number of login attempts" again.


    Promising review: "In this world of password-protected everything, these have helped me tremendously. I keep one at work and one at home. I am still cautious about writing down every letter or digit, but give myself enough clues to prompt my memory. At home, I also include serial numbers, account numbers, and phone numbers as appropriate. It's helpful when I need repairs." —Terri G.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A makeup spatty to help me get the very last, hard to reach–bits out of all my cosmetic and product bottles because I paid good, hard-earned money for my moisturizer and I'll be damned if I let another week's worth of product go to waste.

    Promising review: "I hate leaving that last little bit of moisturizer, cleanser, shampoo at the bottom of the container. These are ingenious. Highly recommended. The large size works for my jumbo bottle of shampoo and Philosophy cleanser. The small size gets every drop of moisturizer out of the Clinique bottles. Where have these been? Why didn't someone think to do this earlier?" —Mermaid222

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.70+ (available in pink and blue).

    12. Some cuticle oil containing jojoba and sweet almond oils because I, like many other people, am tired of growing my nails out only to have them split within weeks and become an uneven base for nail polish. Plus, with the oncoming icy weather, a hydrating oil is just what my nails need.

    Promising review: "I had a problem with my cuticles getting so dry they would split sometimes and no matter how many times I put lotion on my hands they would never get moist enough to lay flat like they’re supposed to. My nails were dry and brittle so I’d end up with one breaking and then have to cut them all back in order to have them the same length. This oil has ended all of that. Now I have to cut them back because they seem to be growing faster. I haven’t had a nail split since the day I started using this oil. It soaks into your cuticles and nails so well. I was really good at using it every day in the beginning but in the last week, I got busy and only used it twice so I ended up with a split cuticle. That’ll help you remember, right?!?! I got back on track these last two days and the cuticle is healed already. That’s just how moisturizing this stuff is. I highly recommend it!" —mlasorensen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    13. A pack of BAGGU reusable nylon bags that fold up small then expand to the size of a shopping bag when you need it most. So when I'm heading home from work and randomly decide to stop by Trader Joe's, I can just whip this baby out and have a convenient, eco-friendly way to carry my purchases.

    Promising review: "This is not your usual, flimsy eco-tote. The first time I used it, I carried three 12-can packs (10 lbs. each) of Coke and some other stuff from the drugstore. Any lesser bag would've torn. The chihuahuas are adorable and the orange color is vibrant. The nylon is substantial, too — thick in the handles to make carrying heavy groceries more tolerable." —Frontier Psychiatrist

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $36 (available in 39 colors/designs).

    14. Black out curtains because as beautiful as the sun may be, I hate waking up to a massive headache thanks to the light pouring in through my curtains.


    Promising review: "These curtains are amazing! They could easily sell for two or three times the price. They don't wrinkle, and they feel so nice (kind of soft) to the touch. I have them in light grey and they fully block out the light during the day. I hung them on a bay window in my baby's room. They look gorgeous!" —Chad

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (available in three sizes and 22 colors).

    15. Colorful wool-blend socks that'll really keep my feet warm when I'm trudging through the snow for a toasted white mocha, or even when I'm cuddled up on my couch binge-watching the new season of You.


    Promising review: "I love these socks! I work outside on a boat all year long. Rain, sun, winter, and gale-force winds. These socks are comfortable, warm, and surprisingly lightweight. I wear these socks with my heavy winter boots, with my rubber boots, and with my sneakers. I even wear these socks to bed and around the house. They really are my go-to socks. I also love the funky color and designs. I highly, highly recommend them and I certainly will be buying another five-pack of these beauties. Maybe I will even buy these as Christmas presents. Even though they are labeled as "Women's" socks, in my opinion, men can wear them too." —Alyssa

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 17 different variety packs).

    16. These high waisted fleece lined–leggings because even 20-degree weather can't stop me from wearing leggings on a daily basis.


    Promising review: "These leggings are great! They are nicely lined without being bulky and they are LONG! I love them so much I bought another pair. They aren't see-through either. I've spent a lot of money on different brands of leggings and was never satisfied with them, but these are by far my favorite pair and they are a great price, too." —Michelle S

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in either size S/M or L/XL and in 22 colors,).

    17. A Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 so I can fill my travel journal with photo prints of so many of the experiences I've had.

    Promising review: "I'd been toying with the idea of getting a polaroid for a really long time and finally decided to make it a gift to myself. I did not make a mistake! I ADORE this camera and so does everyone else around me. It's the envy of the town, lol. People are always asking me to take pics. The quality is SUPERB. Extremely artistic, clear images come from this tiny thing. I'm thoroughly impressed and happy all around. It's really easy to use, the directions are straightforward, and the best part about it is that it shows you what setting it needs to be on based on the sensors for light (i.e. in a house, in sunshine, in shade, and so on). I have no complaints!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in seven colors and can be purchased as just the camera, the camera + 120-pack of film, the camera + 40-pack of film, the camera + film value pack, and the camera + $15 gift card).

    18. These adorable reindeer tea light candle holders that'll add a little extra holiday cheer to my desk in a unique way.


    Promising review: "These little stylized reindeer are truly unique. I have never seen anything like this before. They are so cute. They make a great accent to a festively set dinner table. They found great admiration during a recent dinner event with several invited guests. There were 'Wows' and 'Where did you get these' abound. I am glad I found these and ordered them. Most of them went home with my guests. Now I have only two left. I will need to order more. They are well made and worth their price. You can't go wrong with these. They look just great. Highly recommended. The wrought iron sports a very nice finish, not just plain black." —Roger Dodger

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.48.

    19. A super accurate kitchen thermometer with over 8,000 five-star reviews so I can finally stop overcooking my meals "just in case" they aren't done enough.


    Promising review: "I've used this on pork roasts, a turkey, a couple of baked chickens, and candy. Comparing the temps on this device with those from an older, differently branded thermometer, they are nearly identical. I'd say it's as accurate as any other similar price range thermometer and a bit better than my old, more expensive one. Easy to clean, small for storage, and a hook for hanging make it a great kitchen tool. I would definitely buy it again and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for a food thermometer." —monkeysohana

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    BTW if your recipe doesn't specify, here's a full list of internal cooking temperatures for different kinds of foods!

    20. And the famous egg poaching cups because I love me a slightly runny egg with my toast, but accidentally ending up with a fully cooked egg kind of takes the fun out of ripping off pieces of bread to dip in the egg yolk.

    Promising review: "These things are fantastic. I am a total klutz in the kitchen. A complete non-cook. And yet, two poached eggs came out perfectly the first time I used these little beauties. A squirt of Pam in each cup, crack and drop the egg in, set them on the turntable of my 1100W microwave, cover them with a paper towel, and 60 seconds later, I had two completely delicious wonderfully done poached eggs. Voila! If I can do it, anyone can... Boy, am I impressed. Way to go, Cozilife!!!" —Leland C. Sheppard

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.97.

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