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    1. A pack of Avarelle Acne Cover Patches because you always seem to get a zit at the worst possible time and you wouldn't want to be left relying on a dab of toothpaste to reduce the inflammation.

    To use, all you do is make sure there's a very small opening on any blemish with a white head / that's filled with white gunk, then plop the patch on top to absorb what comes out.

    Promising review: "I love this product! Whenever I have a pimple that is ready to burst (whitehead), I put one of these stickers on for a day and BOOM, it flattens and sucks up all that yucky junk out. It feels really comfortable and can be barely noticeable if you have a small pimple that needs to be removed. There were times where I wore these out to school. Great product!" —Jenny

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.50.

    2. The ~infamous~ drain millipede that pretty much never fails to rid your tub and sink drains of that gross gunk and strands of hair that keep on clogging up everything.


    Promising review: "This little Flexisnake is magical!! After using bottles and bottles of Drano to try to unclog my bathroom sink, I found this little guy! Look at the hair and gunk?!?!?! Just ordered more of these babies!!!" —Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    3. A set of Tide To Go pens because you'll be eternally spilling your coffee on your clean shirts, so you'll never want to be without one of these stain-zapping magic wands.


    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —NAD

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. A pack of Bottle Bright cleaning tablets so you can stop using baking soda and vinegar to no avail for cleaning your stained, gunky water bottles and travel mugs.


    Promising review: "Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped in a tablet, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially, I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothing, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets! Here’s to better tasting (and way less gross) coffee!" —BranchingOut

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of 12 and 36 tablets).

    5. These sticky houseplant insect traps because for as long as you have your tiny green babies at home, you'll also have annoying gnats swarming around., Amazon

    Promising review: "Holy cow these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time, I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

    Get a box of seven traps from Amazon for $5.04+ (available in packs of one and 12).

    6. A tube of anti-blister foot balm to save your feet from literally any shoe that eats the dang skin off your foot after barely half a day of wearing it.


    Promising review: "I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS, I was like pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING. Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub off the skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! I highly recommend it. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!!!!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream because it helps hydrate and soothe rough, dry skin (and even keeps it moisturized for 24 hours).

    Reviewers even say it's extremely helpful for eczema.

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and another side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaley skin on my face! As a last-ditch effort I tried CeraVe and it worked! It was much better after two days! Its now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.07.

    8. This ring cleaning pen so you can always give your ring an inexpensive shine-up when you notice it starting to look dull or dirty.

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stik to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased one of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. A bottle of Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner that'll give dirty sneakers the cleaning of their lives so you can wear them even longer. It even comes with a brush to help you scrub away all the gunk!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them, now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy them again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it and a cleaning brush from Amazon for $19.97.

    10. This dandy-looking migraine stick you'll reaaaally hope you never run out of because it can help alleviate your headaches before they can get even worse.

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor, etc...This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches at that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    BTW, my colleague Katy wrote an in-depth review of the migraine stick with some additional deets.

    11. This can of heavy-duty cleaning wipes because they pretty much tackle the grime in various places around your house without the need for any extra elbow grease.


    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub, I took wipe number two to my hood vent and good golly, it's like it's brand new. I've told everyone I know to buy these." —JenM

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10+ (available in packs of 40 or 90 wipes).

    12. A bottle of makeup brush (and sponge) cleansing shampoo you'll definitely want to have on hand if your application tools get dirty on the daily.

    Promising review: "I got this originally to clean my Beauty Blender, but since it is made for brushes, I cleaned those, too. I have used other cleansers for brushes in the past and thought they were great, including the liquid cleanser by Beauty Blender, until I used this one. This takes the cake for the best brush cleanser I've ever used. I didn't have to do any scrubbing or anything; each brush took about one second each and suddenly my hundreds of brushes were clean in the blink of an eye! I keep my brushes clean now, and I never thought I would be 'that girl' who always had clean brushes... but alas here I am sitting on my high horse thanks to Ecotools. It even smells nice." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. Earwax removal drops to help flush out all the — *shudder* — stuff that's just been setting up camp and living in your ears all this time. You might become so obsessed with the results that you look forward to monthly cleanings.


    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." —CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60+ (available in packs of one and two).

    14. This all-natural dry shampoo because it'll absorb oil and grease so well that you'll just use it over and over to fight that slick-hair look in the mornings before work.

    This is vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly, and doesn't contain talc, parabens, baking soda, phthalates, or aerosol. Just dispense the powder from the bottle onto your hair roots and gently rub it in using a brush or your fingers. Repeat as necessary.

    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

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

    15. Some high heel protectors that you'll want for every pair of heels you own because they help prevent you from sinking into grass or dirt.


    Promising review: "I purchased the narrow pair to wear with some high heels to my friend's wedding as a maid of honor. I also purchased some for the bride. These are amazing and did not pop off once! Everyone was asking me how in the world my heels weren't sinking into the grass. They didn't notice the clear protectors until I pointed them out. This invention is genius and I definitely did not sink into the grass! Totally worth it, especially if you have expensive heels that you do not want to ruin! As for the bride's expensive shoes, they were definitely saved!!!" —swt caroline

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59 (available in classic, narrow, and wide).

    16. A pack of boot wipes to clean up your suede shoes if you really insist on wearing them in the rain and slushy snow, or if you just never go anywhere without your trendy pair.

    It also works to clean leather, rubber, and fabric, in addition to suede. Buuut, it's also good for more than just boots: You can use it to clean jackets, bags, car seats, and more! Plus, they come individually wrapped, so you can bring them wherever you go!

    Promising review: "These worked perfectly on black suede booties. Splattered some creamy soup on them two months ago. I couldn't find anything that removed the stain. I tried these wipes as a last-ditch effort and I can't believe it, they look brand new!! Stains came right out with very little effort." —AAD

    Get it from Amazon for $8.19+ (available as an individually wrapped pack of 10 or a resealable pack of 15).

    17. Some Fanola purple shampoo because maintaining dyed blonde hair or highlights can be an (expensive) hassle, and you'll always want to keep a bottle on hand to really brighten up your look.

    Promising review: "This stuff is a godsend! I used to have red hair and decided to get a blonde balayage. It took two visits to get my hair lightened to where it looked blonde and not gold, but it still had lots of gold in it. Now my hair is finally blonde and not gold! I’m so happy! Plus this stuff smells amazing and makes my hair so soft and shiny and voluminous with lots of body!" —KatEd

    Get it from Amazon for $13.64+ (available in three sizes).

    18. A bottle of Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo to help remove any build-up that's been camping out on your scalp all week.


    Promising review: "Promising review: "This is a great product! It removed months/years of product build-up in my hair that I didn't even know I had. After just one wash, my hair felt lighter, finer, more voluminous, and I needed fewer styling products to achieve the same results. I have long, dark, fine hair and I use this about once every two weeks, or once every four to five washes." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. And this bottle of Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops you'll be reaching for if you constantly suffer from irritated, red eyes even when you aren't even that tired.

    Promising review: "I can't remember the last time I wrote a product review but I feel compelled to do so for Lumify. My eyes are constantly red. I have been to eye doctors, taken prescription eye drops, tried every eye drop on the market, spent hours searching the internet for relief and alas, the redness remained. My chronic red eyes have been a source of embarrassment for many years with people routinely pointing out how tired I look or questioning if I'm high. I would be too self-conscious at times to even hold eye contact!! I tried these drops, looked in the mirror, and I swear I heard the strumming of a harp from an angel. Life-changing. It's been seven hours since I tried the drops and I've been working on the computer and driving in bright sunlight. My eyes are still white!!! Like, inhumanly white. It's amazing!!!!!!!" —HaileyC

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in two sizes and as a pack of two).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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