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    24 Things That Are Actually Worth Buying, According To People Who Bought Them

    Because they're just that good at what they do.

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    1. This compact breakfast sandwich maker so you can save yourself the time of washing separate pans and plates AND save money making a yummy breakfast at home.

    The breakfast maker with compartments for cooking and assembling eggs, ham, and English muffins

    Promising review: “I saw this on BuzzFeed and at first, I thought it was just a neat novelty item that I don't have any use for. After only hours of thinking it over, I went for it and I am so glad I did. I make egg sandwiches every morning and this has made a significant cut in time spent cooking as well as the dishes I am using. I am able to prepare, cook, and enjoy a delicious sandwich all by the time my coffee is finished brewing!! This is well worth the small price!” —Julie Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. A set of three brush attachments for your drill that'll give any dingy bathroom the cleaning of its life with barely any elbow grease required.

    A reviewer showing half of a grimey shower door and the other half looking clean

    Promising review: "I was definitely skeptical of this purchase. I read multiple reviews (good and bad) and watched several YouTube demos (some successful some not so much). Let me tell you, this was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! We moved into a house that had 13 years' worth of hard water stains on our glass shower. For the last three years, I’ve tried every technique recommended and every product both natural and commercial-grade. I don’t mind a little elbow grease, but nothing touched the stains until I used this brush. You’ll need a micro-abrasive scrub and to work in small sections, but I was truly amazing this worked and so efficiently." —Julie

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

    3. These Cosrx Pimple Master Patches because they're formulated to suck out all the icky bad stuff from your breakouts pretty much overnight.

    A reviewer holding too circular patches with pus inside

    To use, all you do is make sure there's a very small opening on any blemish that's filled with white gunk, then plop the patch on top to absorb what comes out (with the patch on, it should stay open until it's completely drained).

    Promising review: "These are great! I had three pimples when I went to bed and as a chronic pimple popper, I covered them before I could damage my skin. When I woke up, they were GONE. This is so worth the price, and is better than any spot treatment I’ve ever tried." —McKenna Patrick

    Get four packs of 48 patches each from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in packs of 72, 96, 120, and 144).

    4. A tube of Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment that's formulated with the moisturizing Ceramide 3 to help improve the look and texture of dry, damaged hair.

    Bek, a BuzzFeed editor, showing her hair looking dry and frizzy at first, then looking smoother after using the product twice
    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I saw this as a beauty recommendation on Buzzfeed as a dupe for Opalex, which I had tried and wasn't blown away by, so I thought I would give it a try...I'm so thankful I did! My bleached and heat damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it." —Carley S. Whitson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.40.

    5. This Bed Head deep waver so you can get gorgeous, beachy waves without even having to set foot on the sand (but, like, you can still go if you want to).

    Promising review: "I have the longest, thickest black hair and I can never curl or do anything other than making it straight because of my hair's weight. With this tool, I got the most gorgeous waves. It was easy to use and took maybe half an hour to do. With a little hairspray on every section I did, my waves lasted all night and even a bit the day after. This is totally worth the money and a good product!" —nazila t. ekbatani

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. And these sponge hair rollers so you can have a ~comfortable~ night's sleep while you transform your hair into soft curls.

    Promising reviews: "I love this! They work really nicely with long hair, and are very comfortable to sleep in. The only tip I suggest is to twist the ends to hold the roller in place so that your hair doesn't unravel. I tried this with my hair dry and in the morning, got amazing curls!" —NINJA

    "These are, of course, comfortable. I sectioned my hair spritzed with leave-in conditioner and a polisher, braided each section, and then rolled in the direction I was going to style it. To secure the roller, I bent the sides in opposite directions of each other as the pic shows. I then tied my hair up and styled the next day." —Kitta C

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $12.99.

    7. An at-home cold brew coffee maker you'll immediately want if you love iced coffee but hate spending $6 a day on a cup.

    The compact pitcher next to a glass of iced coffee

    You simply scoop the coffee grounds into the filter, fill the container with water, and pop it in the fridge overnight to wake up to perfectly-brewed coffee!

    Promising review: "I found this on a BuzzFeed article and decided to get it as a last-minute, thoughtful but not expensive Christmas present for my husband. In all our five years together, I’m not sure I’ve ever bought him something he loved this much. We use it every single day, and we have an infant, so it’s constantly working overtime with us. It’s easy to use, and we just throw it in the dishwasher once a week or so. It's definitely worth it, and I’ve recommended it to all my coffee-loving friends. I will buy 10 more if something ever happens to it." —K J

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    8. The infamous Squatty Potty because it'll help make, uh, doing your business a little easier by helping you adjust the position of your legs when you're seated.

    A step-stool-like product that fits around the front of a toilet

    Promising review: "I love Squatty Potties and like to tell everybody about them to buy one. This finally came on sale and I bought one as a gift after owning the travel one myself. They do tend to be a little bulky so if you have a small door clearance from your toilet, I would recommend the travel size instead of this one. If you have trouble with lifting your knees or want kids to use it, this wouldn't be that bad. It does take some time getting used to being able to pick your feet up that high in a sitting position but it is really worth it if you have trouble going to the bathroom." —Kelly S

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. And this motion-detecting toilet light to help you avoid nearly blinding yourself just turning on the harsh bathroom light when you need to go at 2 a.m.

    A reviewer's toilet bowl glowing green in the dark

    And to make this even more fun, you can switch between 16 different colors!

    Promising review: "I purchased a LumiLux toilet bowl light a few weeks ago for my son who is in his twenties. I opened it, put batteries in and planned to test it for a few days before presenting it to him., I kept it and bought a new light for him. It's great, fits tightly on the edge of the toilet. Three weeks later and I still try to sneak up on it to trip the sensor. The colors are vibrant in the bowl. It is very cool at night. So nice to be able to avoid the bathroom lights. Worth the price!" —NY Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in packs of one, two, and three).

    10. The Poppy Manicure Tool, which makes it easy to avoid making a mess when you're painting your nails. It'll help you get ~precise~ strokes and help you get closer to a salon-worthy mani at home.

    Model holds Olive and June The Poppy Manicure Tool while painting nails with pink polish
    Olive & June

    Promising review: "This product took a bit to figure out how to attach on different size nail polish bottles but once I got the hang of it, it helped me with my non-dominant hand significantly! Definitely a worth while investment if you don't go the salon. Makes the salon experience at home so much more enjoyable :)" —Olive and June Customer

    Get it from Olive and June or Target for $16.

    11. These winged eyeliner stamps because they give you that perfect ~flicked~ look in, like, three seconds flat so you can stop wasting precious time in the morning wiping away your smudges and mistakes.

    A reviewer showing their eye with a perfect winged eyeliner look

    Promising review: "This is definitely worth the money. It makes the wing a no brainer and soooo much faster. The classic size is a little larger than expected and I’ll be opting for a smaller size next time, but I'm definitely keeping this around. I definitely recommend this to anyone who struggles to keep a steady hand or even anyone who needs to quickly do winged eyeliner." —Brandy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    12. A shampoo brush with silicone bristles to reaaally give your scalp the deep cleaning it deserves without leaving your hair in a tangled mess.

    The handheld brush with silicone bristles

    Promising review: "I am in LOVE with this little contraption! This isn’t something you realize you need until you use it! I bought it for the massage aspect, but this thing does so much more — it stimulates your hair follicles and really gives you a deeper clean. My hair has so much more volume in the morning and I feel like all the extra oil and dandruff is gone. At first, I was worried it would tangle my hair while washing (I massage my head in circles with both shampoo and conditioner), but no tangles at all! It's definitely worth the few dollars. Buy it now!" —Lincoln Lima

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    13. This single-blade razor because it'll help prevent painful ingrown hairs and razor burns while you shave, all while removing stubborn hair. Plus, it comes with 10 replacement blades you can just swap out.

    Model holds rose gold razor against armpit while shaving
    Oui the People

    Oui the People is a Black-owned business known for their amazing skincare products. If you're looking for a better shaving experience sans nicks or irritation, you'll want to try their razors, Hydrating Body Gloss, and Sugarcoat Shave Gel-To-Milk.

    Promising review: "I was pretty nervous getting this razor having never ever used anything like this before, but I swear it is easier to learn how to use compared to a multi blade razor. I used to hate shaving because I would pretty consistently cut myself, and would only shave a couple times a month. However with the safety razor I have shaved my legs twice in the same week without incident! I would 100% recommend for anyone who wants a better, closer shave with the added benefit of minimal waste!" —Oui the People Customer

    Get it from Oui the People for $75. (Each razor is currently made to order and may take about 8–10 weeks to arrive.)

    14. A time-marked, one-gallon water bottle that'll motivate you to stay hydrated daily — we often overestimate the amount of water we actually drink in a day and this bottle will help put things in perspective.

    A reviewer showing the large water bottle time stamped with motivational phrases in pink

    Promising review: "I was challenged to buy a one-gallon water jug and use it with two other people. I am the only one still using it daily. As a result of increasing my water intake, my skin is softer, and my energy is better. I drank four coffees a day, but now, the coffees are gone, replaced by the water. This changed my life and I will continue to use my water jug. I think everyone believes they drink enough water a day but using a measuring system puts it into perspective how little water we actually drink every day as opposed to coffee, soda, or sports drinks. This is worth trying especially with other people to motivate you." —Rachel Gaspar

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96+ (available in 21 colors).

    15. This One Line A Day journal to help you jot down memorable daily moments that you can look back on and see how far you've come and everything you've accomplished. 💙

    The small journal

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to someone who I knew would like to be able to see her five years contained in a book. She also journals, though I didn't know it was something she was so committed to. She absolutely loved this gift. The books were so affordable that I ordered two in case I could find someone to give the other to. I ended up liking the concept so much that I decided to keep the second one for myself. I've written in it every day since I got it and I can already tell I'm going to find revisiting my days each year to be very insightful. The blue color and gold detailing make this a classy, simple gift. It's absolutely worth every penny and is more than just a journal. It's a gift in many senses of the word." —DDP

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    16. A pair of leggings you'll actually want to live in because they're super soft and cozy and actually a little thicker than most.

    A reviewer wearing the leggings in burgundy

    I'm used to buying $3 leggings from Forever21...and then replacing them every two months with yet another pair of $3 leggings because the first ones ripped. But at a certain point, that's gotta stop. I found these leggings on Amazon and wasn't sure I wanted to pay almost $12 for a basic pair of black leggings, but I decided to go for it anyway. These are AWESOME!!! They're actually thicker than most other cotton leggings, and I wore them out to brunch in 35-degree weather and my legs were surprisingly warm. These are 100% worth the price and honestly, I'll probably buy more in more colors.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one size, plus size, and sizes 3X–5X and in 20+ colors).

    17. The one and only O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream because it's formulated to alleviate dry, cracked skin by preventing further moisture loss.

    Promising review: "I've developed eczema on my hands over the last few years, and my fingers get terribly, painfully cracked all year long, especially in the colder months. My fingers and knuckles will be covered in cracks. This is THE only thing that gives me any relief. It stings a good bit when you put it over open sores, which, if you're like me is inevitable, and feels a little weird, but the result is worth the pain. You'll notice a difference after just a couple of uses. Promise. It helps cracked heels, too." —Kathleen Dunlop

    Get it from Amazon for $8.86+ (available in packs of up to 12).

    18. Some eyeglass retainers that secure themselves to the arms of your glasses to prevent slippage. Plus, some reviewers say that it also works as a cushion to prevent discomfort behind their ears from wearing glasses.

    A model showing the back of their glasses with a silicone grip around the arm

    Promising review: "My glasses were constantly slipping down my nose! No matter how 'tight' my temple and hinges were adjusted (often giving me pain behind my ears) they would loosen and start to slip. In desperation, I tried these! They work! I can now stand hours working on my cadavers (I teach anatomy) and do not need to push up my nose piece. I have had my glasses nearly slip off my nose during lab time, so these are a must for me. They do not put pressure behind your ears. I am ordering more today." —carla

    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    19. A tiny white noise machine you'll probably add to your cart immediately if you often have trouble falling asleep, because it can help cover up the sounds that might keep you awake at night — like noisy neighbors and blaring sirens.

    A reviewer showing the machine which is about the same height as a pocket lighter

    Promising review: "This is a great product! The sound quality is excellent and it feels like a quality product. There is plenty of flexibility to create any type of white noise you could imagine. There are optional soothing sounds, but I don't use those sound options. I got this for our baby's bedroom and it does the job perfectly to provide a subtle background white noise. We have tried several different noise machines, but I much prefer this one. This is a bit on the pricey side for a white noise machine, but take it from someone that has spent upwards of $200 on various versions, this is the one that is really worth the price!" —Tyron

    Get it from Amazon for $45.96 (available in two styles and two colors).

    20. This dish squeegee and brush because it'll help you save sooooo much money on paper towels when you can just brush or swipe away water and crumbs from kitchen surfaces with the stain-resistant silicone edge.


    Promising review: "So far, this squeegee has held up well. My husband loves to use it and now uses WAY fewer tissues to wipe up water on the counter from sink splashes. I was skeptical about the efficiency and if it was worth paying for, but yep, I have saved at least one roll of paper towels already." —SKKD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    21. A handy dandy knife sharpener that'll breathe new life into a dull blade so you can cut through tough meats and veggies like, well, a hot knife through butter.

    A model using the sharpener on the edge of a counter

    Promising review: "This is worth every (small) penny and really is as good as the reviews say. Our knives were getting dull and the knife sharpening wand that came with our knife block wasn't cutting it (ha, ha, ha). We have noticed an immediate difference in chopping and prepping our veggies, cutting through meat, etc. It's such a small product with a small price tag, but it's made a big difference! It even fits right into the drawer below the knife block. Love it!" —AlwaysAmyBrand

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors).

    22. This foldable wallet so you can be prepared for your future travels by having all your essentials — passport, phone, boarding pass, credit cards, etc. — in one convenient place instead of having to fumble for them at the last second.

    The wallet with a space for a passport, eight cards, a boarding pass, phone, and cash

    Promising review: "I travel quite a bit for work and this wallet is great. I switch it out whenever I go on trips. It even fits my phone (without the case) in the slip portion. It’s a perfect carry-all/ clutch and looks great. I have received many compliments on it. Well worth the price. I’ll be buying another color soon just to have the option of switching it out." —Montserrat Covis

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 20+ colors).

    23. An airplane footrest if your feet used to swell up on long haul flights. Now when you (eventually) travel again in the future, you can just attach this to the seat in front of you and keep your feet propped up — no more soreness or swelling!

    A reviewer showing a foot hammock hanging from the front seat

    Promising review: "Purchased two of these for me and my b/f before a flight to Maui. I always bring a carry on bag as a footrest to alleviate knee pain during hauls. This is easy to use and adjustable which kept my legs from being stuck in one position the entire flight. The product is small and non-obtrusive which allows adjacent seatmates to enter and exit the row without pause. The memory foam pad is awesomely plush yet still compact to travel. I have traveled to Africa, England, and France this year and I regret not having this product for those long hauls. I promise you I will never travel without it again! It is worth every dollar. Buy one! Gift one!" —Kendra

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three colors).

    24. And these packing cubes to help you save some precious space in your closet and drawers if they're already overflowing with clothes you bought but only wore once. And when it's eventually safe to travel again, you can use these to save space in your carry-on.

    A reviewer showing one extra small cube, two medium cubes, and two large cubes

    Promising review: "These are seriously lifesavers! When traveling, I always have tons of clothes, plus lots of odds and ends that don't really fit in anywhere. These cubes saved the day. I reserved the two larger ones for clothes. They fit a pair of jeans, 14+ shirts, underwear and bras, pajamas, a light sweatshirt, and a sweater without an issue. They kept everything organized and secure. I didn't worry about anything falling about or getting lost. Plus, they kept everything tidy. The smaller ones were great for small odds and ends, like phone chargers, snacks, pens, bottles of medications, and more. I don't know how I ever packed before these! Worth every penny!" —Jessica McKelden Cave

    Get a pack of five cubes from Amazon for $18.99 (available in seven colors).

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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