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    May 30, 2019

    29 Products With Before And After Photos That’ll Prove They’re Worth Buying

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    1. A bottle of CND Essentials nail & cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures you did over the summer. 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. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month 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!" —Diana

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

    2. 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 — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...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!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    3. A hyaluronic acid eye gel to de-puff, hydrate, and firm your under-eyes — the serum'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." —ederath

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Check out more about this eye gel in this BuzzFeeder's post!

    4. 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." —PK

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two and four pairs)

    5. 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 1-3 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!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit form Amazon for $44.99.

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

    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." —Kris

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this polish for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    7. 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!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    8. 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 it 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!" —Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.28.

    9. A can of fume-free oven cleaning spray made with an advanced cold-oven technology that'll penetrate your toughest oven grease so you'll be doing double takes and baking cakes in no time.

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    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." —William

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    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!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $18.36 (available in six pack sizes).

    11. 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 — 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." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    12. 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° and 40° 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!" —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $89 (available in five variety packs).

    13. 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: "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." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    14. 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!" —Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo so your favorite tools can look how they did when you *first* brought them home — 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!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in cleansing cloths).

    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." —Mcharmony

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

    17. A fabric defuzzer to make all of your run-down sweaters, throw pillows, and furniture look like they just came from the store. We've spent all winter on the couch, that thing could use some TLC.

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    Promising review: "Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything de-pilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Check out more about this awesome product in This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life.

    18. A pet hair remover roller, because your couch used to be a different color, the sneezing has gotten out of hand, and seasonal allergies are here, people!

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    Added bonus! This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    19. 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!" —Jrod

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

    20. 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, we 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." —AA

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in six pack sizes).

    21. 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 — but not only did this remove the mold, but it left the grout looking really shiny. I couldn't be happier!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

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    Promising review: "Perfect way to organize socks and make it fun to open the drawer and be like 'what socks am I gonna wear today?' And all the colors and patterns beam back at you. If you have boring socks, then I would say screw it because you are boring." —Esq

    Get it from Amazon for $25.32.

    23. 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?" —johnfcon

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

    24. 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 helping your hair strands get strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.

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    Promising review: "I saw this on a BuzzFeed post and figured it was worth a shot and it is. For several years now, I have had thinning near the front of my hairline and a balding spot forming over my left temple/forehead region. No new growth in years. I have used this shampoo for one week and I have little stubble there now and I swear it feels like new growth! It's crazy. I had been hopeful but this is really fast. I even made my husband feel that balding spot to make sure I wasn't imagining it and he confirmed it. I have changed nothing else in my routine, only adding this shampoo. In addition, I have had dermatitis on my scalp for years, which I'm pretty sure contributed to the hair loss. I haven't had itching or flaking since I started using this." —Amber Copeland

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in two sizes).

    25. A stainless steel cleaner kit for irons that have been put to work for years without the TLC they need to keep going. 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." —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    26. A foot file will go ~toe-to-toe~ so the years of dry skin buildup and hard calluses on your heels finally feel de-feet-ed.

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    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.86.

    27. 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." —ccc_wood

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    28. 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. 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." —Alicia A Dennis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    29. A three-pack of plastic plumbing snake drains so you can take care of slow-flowing drains with just a few minutes of work, no need to call the plumber. No need to take apart the drain; this'll slide right in and the hooks will do the trick.

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    Promising review: "I have tried other items like this in the past and they worked ok, so I was not expecting much from this product, just hoped it would help a little with our slow draining tub. WOW! Let me say, I have never been more impressed with an Amazon purchase ever! This item is so affordable, comes with three in the pack and works within minutes. I kid you not, after one pass, I ran out to the living in excitement telling my boyfriend how great it worked! As you can see in the photo, this baby does some work. After five minutes, my drain was 100% perfect clog-free." —Amazon Customer

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

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