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    May 23, 2020

    26 Products With Before-And-After Photos That Basically Prove They’re Worth Buying

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle oil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

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    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. I tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month with me religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" β€”Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A shaper insert so the boots you've worn and torn all winter can stand tall, preventing creasing and creating more space on your closet floor.

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    They're also customizable for ankle, calf, and knee-high boots with guides to trim them to the right height.

    Promising review: "These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot, and also a slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don't slip." β€”PK

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.62.

    3. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish you woodn't believe took just minutes to make this table look brand new again! In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.

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    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 who had jumped up and scratched places, and 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 blemishes. 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. We're so glad we found this product." β€”Kris

    Check out our full Feed-N-Wax review for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.03.

    4. A hyaluronic acid eye gel to de-puff, hydrate, and firm your under-eyes. It'll be great for your whole face and neck, too.

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    It contains skin care expert-favored ingredients like peptides, jojoba oil, and aloe.

    Promising review: "I'm 57 years old and have been looking for an effective, reasonably priced eye treatment for a long time. It's important to me that this product has natural ingredients, is manufactured in the United States, and is cruelty-free. It almost sounded too good to be true. But after using this twice a day for a couple weeks, I was delighted with the results. Upon immediate application, the gel soothes my puffy eyes as effectively and gently as cucumber slices, but without all the mess. It minimizes the dark circles under my eyes and the results get better over time. Plus, over the past month of use, the fine lines under my eyes are less noticeable. I have to say that the results are the best I've experienced and I've used a lot of anti-aging products, including some that cost well over $100." β€”ederath

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Check out my colleague's Baebody Eye Gel review to learn more!

    5. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else with no scrubbing required. We love an all-natural, no-hassle way to clean!

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug β€” I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    6. A teeny tiny toenail brace to rid your life of curved toenail pain. It'll flatten out your nail to prevent it from jabbing into the side of your toe and becoming ingrown.

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    The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it. Results should be seen in one to three days!

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product, did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" β€”Jamie H.

    Get the kit form Amazon for $44.99.

    7. A clear eyeshadow primer, because it's ~prime~ time the colors you perfectly blended stayed put all day long. The paraben- and cruelty-free formula works hard to prevent oily lids and creasing.

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    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low β€” Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay β€” they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" β€”Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    8. A bottle of curl cream gel to define and hold moisture in your curls. The argan oil in the formula helps to prevent frizz, so you'll wind up with the perfect curls every time.

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    Promising review: "Like many of the people who have posted reviews, I've tried every curl cream in the book. High end to low end, I've tried them all. I can't remember how I stumbled across this product but it was the reviews that made me want to give it a try. Thank goodness I did and that's why I'm writing this review. This product is amazing. I have waist length wavy/curly red hair and I only have to use two pumps of the product to coat all my hair. My curls are wonderfully moisturized and shaped with absolutely ZERO greasy or crunchy feel. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend this!" β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    9. A pack of silver polish wipes, because years of wear have dulled your precious pieces more than you might think. Use these wipes to remember what your silver looked like when you first got it!

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    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" β€”Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.28.

    10. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in your entire house. Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by a cluster of hangers. This before and after alone has already changed me for the better!

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time. I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"β€”Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $18.36.

    11. A hand-held pressure washer because some things turn out great ~under pressure~. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

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    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. It has 1500 PSI at 1.2 GPM so dirt and grime don't stand a chance. Order includes a 25-degree and 40-degree quick connect tip and a 20-foot hose for greater reach. It also comes with a soap applicator and a 35-foot power cord for when you use it outside.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite new toy! I already owned the regular Green Works power washer, but being a 63-year-old, there were times I just didn't want to drag the big one up and down steps, so my son suggested I look at a hand held pressure washer. I didn't even know they existed, but found this one on Amazon and since I was already happy with the large Green Works, decided to try it. The first thing I used it for was to power wash my shower grout and it worked great! The electric and water lines were long enough to reach into my shower and it did a spectacular job. No more hand scrubbing for me!" β€”Linda S. Marsh

    Get it from Amazon for $89+ (available in three styles).

    12. A wine stain remover that'll magically erase all kinds of spills we trash humans get on us (like wine, coffee, and spaghetti sauce).

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    Promising review: "I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine from an end table, which splashed on white window shades, white window sills, while baseboards, taupe-colored painted walls and white with dark beige carpeting. Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." β€”Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    13. A restorative headlight-cleaning kit to make your car look so shiny and new, people will think you just drove it off the lot.

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    The kit includes gloves, surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" β€”Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo so your favorite tools can look how they did when you *first* brought them home β€” without any harsh ingredients. You want to avoid unnecessary breakouts from dirty brushes! Wow this before and after is the highlight of my day.

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    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" β€”J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A set of clip-on bangs, because you know you've wondered what you'd look like with them. We all have! Now's your chance to see what you'd look like without making it permanent.

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    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" β€”JRod

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 28 colors).

    16. A cap cage so when you finally wash your dirty hats, they'll keep their shape.

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    Promising review: "Works like a charm! It's given new life to my favorite baseball caps, some of which, I'm sad to report, have suffered tragically in washing machine incidences. Never would I have considered the dishwasher, but Ballcap Buddy said yes, so I tried it, and not only did my caps get clean, but they retained their shape. It's a perfect way to wash a baseball cap. Different styles, different colors and materials...all came out the same: looking good." β€”MsHarmony

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in a pack of two).

    17. A six-pack of space-saving vacuum bags that'll turn the closet you pretend doesn't exist into the closet you can actually use again! Having trouble with seasonal storage space? Don't worry, you got this in the bag.

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    Promising review: "This is a supreme product. The bags are made of thick, quality plastic. It is very easy to seal and to vacuum. I placed a dryer sheet in each sealed bag to keep the clothes smelling fresh. My closet looks so well organized, I have much more room and my winter clothes are stored safely and beautifully. I highly recommend this product." β€”A.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four sizes and also as a five-pack).

    18. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. Marie Kondo β€” the queen of organizing β€” is speechless and proud.

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    Promising review: " I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it."β€”Brigette

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A concentrated gel made with a formula that'll cling to silicone sealants (the thin area around your shower head, in between your tiles, etc.) and kill mold and mildew as well as prevent it from popping up again.

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    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five stars. It is magic! I've tried everything for the mold in my tub tiles and grout, and nothing has worked β€” but not only did this remove the mold, but it left the grout looking really shiny. I couldn't be happier!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. A biotin shampoo formulated with nutrient-rich botanicals like B5 zinc and coconut oil to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores and preventing your hair strands from growing strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been using this products for three months now and I'm loving the results. My hair feels thicker with more volume and it isn't falling out like it used to! I will keep buying this shampoo and I recommend it!"β€”Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula to penetrate dirt and grime safely – and with incredible results.

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    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" β€”johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.47+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A stainless-steel cleaner kit for irons that have been put to work for years without the TLC they need to look their best. Years of staining, gone in minutes. That adorable dress you just pulled out of storage is not going to de-wrinkle itself!

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    Promising review: "Amazing product! Iron was used at too high of a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse." β€”RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. A foot file that'll make even the crustiest of heels smooth again. Just look at those r~heel~y incredible results.

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    Promising review: "It’s amazing, my lifesaver. I've tried many things like a blade scraper, a battery operated roller etc, but this is the only one that works well for me!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A set of eight interlocking drawer bins so you can see what ~sparks joy~ in your drawers, organize them well, and get rid of or donate all the rest. We just don't have time for that fourth busted ChapStick right now, it's SPRINGTIME.

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    Promising review: "This set has been perfect for my desk at work. The clutter in my drawer was so annoying to sift through before I found the right pen or paperclip. Now everything is easy to find and well-organized. Nice to be able to customize arrangement as well. I may purchase more of these for cluttered drawers at home." β€”ccc_wood

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    25. A chemical-free hard water stain remover to have your bathroom fixtures looking sparkly, shiny, and new. No more stains, spots, rust, mildew, or mold!

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    This stuff also works great against all types of pesky problems β€” mildew, mold, rust, you name it!

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, this product is amazing! I didn't have much faith initially since we have extremely hard water and it usually takes over two hours with a magic eraser to budge it. But in under an hour and hardly any effort later, this product wiped out my shower like magic. You do have to use it on a dry surface with the included cloth." β€”Alicia A Dennis

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    26. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains so you can take care of the slow-flowing drains that have been bugging you for weeks. With just a few minutes of work (no need to call the plumber, or take apart the drain) this'll slide right in and the hooks will do the trick.

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    Promising review: "Economically priced, speedy delivery, ridiculously simple to use, and very very effective. Lo and behold, this little tool made short work of the effort, and the results were...well I won't describe the deeply caked mass this little tool unearthed out of concern that you might be eating while you shop online. All I will say is that this was money well spent, and I highly recommend it for your drain clog removal needs." β€”Jon Jones

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

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