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    Just 40 Things You May Want To Buy (Because You've Lived Without Them Long Enough)

    Not sure why this veggie chopper with over 40,000 (!) 5-star reviews isn't sitting in your kitchen yet. 🤷‍♀️

    1. A reviewer-beloved veggie chopper that'll make you feel so powerful as you slice, chop, and julienne veggies (including those dreaded onions that make your eyes water) with ease. Its built-in storage container below keeps everything in one place until you're ready to add them to your meal!

    Reviewer putting a potato on a flip top lid cutter and bringing the lid down to chop it into pieces
    Model pressing down on top to cut an onion

    Check out a TikTok of the veggie chopper in action. 

    Promising review: "Makes life so much easier. I can't imagine chopping onions or bell peppers by hand anymore, and it does so much more. We used to have a Prepworks chopper, which was a similar idea, but you had to press so hard to chop, and it broke after not too long. This one requires very little effort to cut through the food, and it has a generous container." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A pair of full-length, squat-proof leggings available in fun animal prints and bold colors — they'll look ultra-cute with your boots or sneakers (regardless of whether the gym's actually in your schedule that day).

    3. A very handy hair thinner and cutter to save you some money on frequent salon appointments — people swear by this little tool for everything from trimming bangs and maintaining short haircuts to styling wigs.

    4. A luggage drink caddy that attaches to your suitcase handle so you can make that Starbucks stop and keep moving toward your terminal with a free hand for your phone or boarding pass. It can fit two drinks, or one drink and a snack — or any other small items you want to keep close at hand while in the airport!

    Reviewers say it's ideal for a suitcase that can roll on four wheels! If you have a suitcase that has to tilt while it rolls, just be careful if the drinks are open at the top.

    Promising review: "Got compliments on its first travel day! So easy to use and sturdy. I use one side for drinks, the other side for sandwiches, and the small pocket for receipts, napkins, or utensils. Made traveling easy." —Joanna Livingston

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 34 colors and styles) — clip the coupon to save an extra 10%.

    5. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer, perfect for a quick touch-up (without cakiness!) on days when you're not feeling a full face of makeup. Dark, puffy under-eye circles and redness are no match for it.

    former BuzzFeed editor applying the concealer under eyes
    former BuzzFeed editor showing the under-eye coverage
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord says, "TBH, last year I started using this myself (although this is [former] editor Kayla Suazo's lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like 'OK, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS' before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe." 

    Promising review: "This is my all-time favorite concealer. It goes on creamy, covers under-eye circles without looking chalky. I hope they never stop making it." —YVonneM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.36 (available in 18 shades).

    And check out our Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer review for more deets!

    6. A pack of Affresh dishwasher cleaner tablets that can remove the nasty buildup inside your dishwasher without you needing to lift a finger. Just add a tablet, run a normal wash cycle, and watch lime and mineral buildup disappear. Now you don't have to worry about your dishes *actually* getting clean!

    7. A copy of Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure, a drool-worthy guide to everything from circle foods (burgers, etc.) and juicy foods (steak, etc.) to sabering a bottle of bubbly and cooking dishes that are even better than your grandmother's.

    The cover of Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure [A Cookbook]

    8. A sturdy laptop sticker that'll provide some non-verbal communication between you and any feline parents while out in public. I don't know you, but I already know I love your cat.

    The "tell your cat i said pspsps" sticker

    9. Some Mystical Fire flame colorant so you can pretend you're a wizard when you drop a couple of these packets onto your bonfire and green, blue, purple, and yellow flames start to emerge. This one's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

    10. A bottle of First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub made with 10% AHA to decongest skin and whisk away dry, rough bumps, helping your "strawberry" or "chicken" skin (as keratosis pilaris is sometimes called) feel and look much healthier and smoother.

    11. A bamboo plant stand ideal for storing *and* displaying all your plant bbs in both a space-efficient and aesthetic way. You could place it near a sunny window or even outside on a covered deck or porch!

    several plants and decor arranged on a bamboo plant stand with multiple tiers
    reviewer's plants on a multi-tier plant stand and text that says

    Promising review: "This product arrived quickly and was very easy to assemble with clear instructions. It came with everything needed to assemble, including the mallet, and also received cute little garden gloves and tools as a bonus gift! Wasn't expecting that. Nice touch! It also came with one extra piece of each part, which I thought was nice in case I broke something while assembling — I didn't, but definitely nice to have extra. It's the perfect size for my patio, and the shelves are big enough for more than one small pot. Super great find!!! Would definitely purchase from this company again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (also available in 12 other styles).

    12. A nostalgic AIM log-in sticker that's customizable with your old screen name for the ultimate piece of throwback decor.

    The AIM login screen sticker

    13. A bottle of Dr Song Benzoyl Peroxide Face and Body Wash formulated with 10% benzoyl peroxide to address moderate to severe acne all over your body, providing a deep cleansing treatment that's not irritating!

    the bottle of dr song benzoyl peroxide acne wash

    14. A set of Gorilla Grip adhesive grippers because you're tired of constantly tripping over, sliding around on, and readjusting your rugs every time you walk through the area. This'll keep them securely in place — and the grippers are even reusable.

    A image of grippers on an area rug being placed down on hardwood floors

    15. A bottle of cult-favorite Bio-Oil — it's packed with vitamins A and E, chamomile, lavender, and other natural oils for anti-inflammatory and skin-smoothing benefits. People say it's ultra-effective at fading scars and stretch marks, reducing redness, and evening out skin tone, and it smells like an expensive spa treatment!

    Promising review: "I've used this stuff for a few years, and I have to tell you it's pretty much replaced lotion for me. I don't put it on thick though. It makes my legs and feet silky smooth. Even putting it on the bottoms of my feet, they don't get greasy or slippery. I put it a dab on my lips to avoid chapping and lines. I dab some on the outside of my eyes to counter the crow's feet that are trying to form. Dry ankles, knees, knuckles, or elbows? Saturate them. Chapped nipples from running in the cold (or whatever you're doing to make them chapped)? Dab some on. I've used it on my face as a moisturizer in a pinch." —Rebecca Blake

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A long-lasting Terro Garbage Guard to rid yourself of the cloud of flies (and other bugs) that have taken up residence around your trash cans and help prevent future infestation. Just stick it inside the can, and it'll released an odorless vapor that kills insects for up to four months!

    17. A delicate cat ring that's puuurrfectly minimalist and will go with pretty much anything you're wearing.

    a hand with three delicate cat rings on separate fingers, in gold, rose gold, and silver, respectively

    18. A baby doll blouse with a comfy, flowy fit and striking pattern that'll complement any pair of denim.

    19. A pack of M3 Naturals retainer cleaning tablets for when your retainers, aligners, and other dental accessories start to smell and look a little grody. After just a few minutes of soaking in water with one of these fast-acting tabs, you'll have much fresher retainers that won't make you gag a little when you put them in.

    20. A Wobble Wag Giggle Ball that'll be your pup's new playtime BFF (besides you, of course). It has four clutch pockets that make it easier for dogs to pick it up, and with just a lil' nudge of their nose, it'll be rolling away making enticing "giggle" sounds your energetic pup won't be able to resist chasing after!

    A customer review photo of their very happy dog with the ball

    21. An easy-to-use nose wax kit that'll make quick work of any unwanted nose hairs without irritating plucking — reviewers say it's not painful like they expected and gets the job done in a matter of minutes.

    22. A bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment — it's been described as "a miracle in a bottle" for anyone whose hair is dry, brittle, and damaged (whether it's from bleach, box dyes, or hot tools). This concentrated treatment restores *and* strengthens your hair, reducing breakage while protecting the strands against future damage. Silky, shiny hair, here we come.

    23. A pack of disposable sticky traps those pesky flying bugs that swarm your indoor plants can't resist — these will trap them so you can (ugh) dispose of them later.

    24. A copy of Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark. This collection contains spine-chilling games based on urban legends like Bloody Mary and The Answer Man, with dark illustrations to match. Pick it up for the creepiest game night ever...if you dare.

    the book cover, which is black with the title in red text

    25. A ruffled wrap dress you'll want to find excuses to wear all. the. time. It's biz-casual enough for a work meeting, cute enough for brunch dates, and elegant enough for formal events — just swap your boots or sandals for heels!

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress in army green

    26. An organic, lavender-scented dry shampoo and volume powder for when it's day three since your last hair wash but you're already running late to work. Just gently spray and rub some of this into your roots for instantly fresher, more voluminous-looking hair — it'll tide you over 'til your next proper shampoo sesh!

    A customer review before and after photo using the powder on their bangs, which shows less shiny/greasy hair

    27. A knee stabilizer band if pain in your knees is holding you back during physical activity — it goes around your leg just underneath the knee to stabilize and protect the area while running, walking, and playing sports.

    28. A pack of 24 travel-sized cubes of Frozen Cream that'll be a lifesaver when your skin is feeling dry and irritated while on the go (especially after a long plane ride — the *worst*). It has a cooling effect that can help soothe redness and actually soaks into your skin for deep hydration.