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    37 Products With Enough Great Reviews That You Can Set Your Skepticism Aside And Simply Bask In How Well They Work

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    1. A reusable Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller for anyone who wants to stop buying wasteful oil-blotting sheets. This works the same way! Just roll it over your T-zone or other greasy areas, and soak up excess oil *without* messing up your carefully applied makeup.

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    Once you're done, just twist off the top of the roller to release the stone and give it a wash before your next use.

    Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. You simply roll it around your oily areas and BOOM the oil magically vanishes into the ball never to be seen again! This is an item that #tiktokmademebuy for sure! I saw a video on TikTok and immediately went on the hunt only to be disappointed that this item was sold out everywhere! I eventually got added to a waiting list her on Amazon and once they had it in stock again, they charged my card and sent it my way! If you have the chance to purchase this and you have oily skin, get yourself on the waiting list if you need to and just kick it until it shows up. You will be pleased. Thank me later. ;)" —Veronica Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    2. An odor-eliminating spray that'll help easily take care of tough stains and deep odors left behind by pets or other organic spills. Reviewers rave about how easily and effectively this stuff works on everything from urine to even grosser accidents we'd... rather not think about.

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    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pods, I saturate the area with Rocco & Roxie's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Not convinced? Check out one BuzzFeeder's in-depth review of Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator for even more info about how well this stuff works.

    3. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can stop overpaying for your fave daily beverage. This awesome device features an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks!

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    Just add up to 6 tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

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

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review to learn more about why we love it.

    4. Some trending high-waist bike shorts that have over 4,000 5-star Amazon reviews from happy shoppers who love 1) the way these shorts balance being both compressive *and* extremely comfy, 2) how conveniently deep the pockets are, and 3) the wide range of colors and lengths they're available in. You'll probably never wanna wear real pants again after trying these on.

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    Promising review: "Had already bought the Baleaf capris with the phone pocket and wanted to try the shorts. Can't believe how many manufacturers are ignoring active women who need a spot for their phones! So happy to discover Baleaf. The pocket fit my iPhone 7 in its case and held it firmly against my upper outer thigh so there wasn't bouncing around and I didn't get chafed. There was also a hidden pocket at the waist that could actually hold a key with fob, not just a single key. Again, HOORAY and why don't more makers of activewear think of this? It felt supportive and snug but nothing was tight. I am a runner and appreciate that the legs of the shorts didn't ride up as I ran. Fabric was a good thickness, not at all see-through. I am a fan!" —Carla Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 45 styles and sizes XS–3XL).

    5. A jar of The Pink Stuff paste, which has reached cult-favorite status for being great at removing stains, rust, discoloration, and other stubborn marks from metal, ceramic tiles, saucepans, barbecues and much more without leaving behind any scratches!

    Before and after photos of a discolored wall cleaned by The Pink Stuff
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    Promising review: "Say what?! It works??! YOU GUYS!!! My daughter decided the world is her canvas. Her medium: crayons. Almost every door and wall in my rented home is covered. I've tried everything, and my arms are super buff from scrubbing, all for nothing. I saw the Pink Stuff on a Pinterest post, and thought I would check it out here on Amazon. I thought, "well, it looks like it'll work, and if not, it's not expensive and it can't damage my walls anymore than they already are." I am NOT disappointed! I used a damp microfiber cloth, scooped up and wiped it on the walls. I kid you not when I say it just wiped off!! My husband's mouth fell open and I happily did my entire hall 🤣. Seriously, get it." —Sarah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.86.

    6. Some Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips to remove years of stains in under a month using the same enamel-safe whitening ingredient that dentists use. These have over 19,000 5-star reviews, and for a good reason — you'll see a difference in days!

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    It even includes 1 Hour Express Strips that give you same day results if you need a little last minute whitening!

    Promising review: "Great product! I was skeptical at first, because any OTC teeth-whitening product I’ve ever used never worked for me. Only professional dental bleaching has. I tried this and saw a difference after the fifth treatment. I did like that you can use it every day until you’re done with all 14 treatments. That way you can see results a lot faster. I’ll be repurchasing this regularly now (every six months like it says) to always have a nice white smile." —Danny

    Get a pack of 28 from Amazon for $49.99.

    7. A portable bug bite suction tool – it helps reduce itching and swelling from a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting by literally SUCKING the venom out of your skin.

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    Note that the suction can be pretty strong, so use caution and try a small amount of suction first before working your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

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

    8. A memory foam seat cushion perfect for desk chairs and car seats if spending all day sitting in one place is not doing your back any favors. This cushion is designed to adapt to your body, help improve your posture, and provide support to take pressure off your lower back, waist, hips, and thighs — offering relief that'll help make long workdays less painful.

    The black cushion
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    Promising review: "Remember working in the office? Working on a computer at a desk? Remember having to get up and walk around? Maybe to find a bathroom or get a cup of coffee or pay a visit to the snack machine. Since Covid-19, those of us now working from home no longer have far to go to go to the bathroom, get a drink or a snack. In fact, since mid-March 2020, I have spent more time sitting since working remotely from home and social distancing with no gyms open until just recently, that my tushy was hurting. Hurting turned into sciatica and made the work day unbearable without pain relief. I read good reviews about the Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion for Office Chair and ordered one right away. Worth the money? Absolutely! Comfortable? Perfect for my tushy. I highly recommend this product for a chair in which one might be sitting for lengthy periods. I do not recommend this product for use in the driver’s seat in a motor vehicle, as it does elevate you somewhat in the chair. The design of this cushion also promotes better posture. Do yourself a favor. Order two because you won’t be able to use it when your significant other is using yours." —Citizen Kane

    Get it from Amazon for $38.95 (available in five colors).

    9. A tube of Essence's Lash Princess mascara that defines and separates lashes to give you the bold look you usually need ~falsies~ for. Not anymore! Plus, it'll last all day — even in hot weather — without clumping, flaking, fading, or wearing.

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    Promising review: "Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 35,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in various styles).

    10. A super stylish ruffle V-neck one-piece swimsuit to accompany you on all of your long-awaited trips to the beach this summer.

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    Promising review: "This swimsuit is sexy, comfortable, and affordable. Love it. Would give it 10 stars. Bought it in red and olive." —Holly

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 18 colors; this is a super cute plus-size option as well).

    11. Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Protein Treatment that uses ceramides and collagen to magically bring your damaged hair back to life with all the body and silky softness you could possibly dream of! Even skeptical reviewers were amazed at how well it works.

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    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 — and 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. I wish it came in a larger size bottle so I didn't have to reorder so quickly." —Carly S. Whitson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.71.

    BuzzFeed Editor Bek O' Connell has this and loves it! Check out her full review (#1) for more deets!

    12. Some washing machine cleaning tablets you just have to run through a cycle to clean your machine and keep your clothes smelling fresher when they come out of the wash.

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    Promising review: "I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!" —Ashley

    Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $10.78.

    13. A trending Bio-Oil that uses vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender to soothe cracked and dry skin, fade new *and* old scars, and moisturize without clogging up your pores. Reviewers who have been washing their hands a lot and ending up with painful dry skin say this really helps!

    A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands
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    Promising review:: "FWIW re: scars, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I'd stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night." —Emma Lord

    "I bought this for my scars but because of the current COVID-19 crisis I have been washing my hands so much that they are painfully dry. Hand cream hasn't helped enough so I decided to use the Bio-Oil on them and even after the first application they felt SO much better! I'm glad I bought the big bottle!" —L. Strand

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92 (available in three sizes and styles).

    14. A Revlon hot air brush that'll simplify your routine using special vents that allow air to flow, so hair dries faster without damaging. It's much quicker and easier than using a dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, and the results will make you feel like you just came from the salon!

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    Promising review: "Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!" —D.K

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five colors).

    15. L’Oreal’s 8 Second Wonder Water — it'll give your hair the moisture, shine, and silkiness it's missing, with instant results visible after the first use. Use it on wet hair after shampoo for healthier-looking locks and a weightless feel that takes a mere *eight seconds* to achieve!

    The bottle and a picture of a review with 3c type hair
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    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this! I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen." —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    16. Some reusable silicone baking cups for anyone who wants to stop spending money on disposable ones that create waste. The muffins will slip right out *without* using any cooking spray, and the cups are freezer-, microwave-, dishwasher-, *and* oven-safe up to up to 428 degrees F.

    A person pouring batter into the colorful silicone baking cups
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    Promising review: "These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn't have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they're on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full." —kapplejack

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $6.38 (also available as a pack of 24).

    Wait a sec! Have you heard of this baking hack to turn your boxed mix into deliciously rich and moist cupcakes??

    17. And a nonstick, food-safe baking mat so you can make cookies whenever you want without having to decide if it's worth the hassle of the worst part — the cleanup. Nothing talks me out of cooking and baking like anticipating a cleanup, but these make it so much easier!

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    Promising reviews: "There's nothing worse than cooking a delicious meal and then having to clean up a big mess. And baking sheets in particular, which collect grime and grease, can be particularly hard to clean. That's why these silicone baking mats are such a staple in my kitchen. I used to use parchment paper, but these are re-usable and keep my baking sheets cleaner. I just place the mat on my baking sheet and go about cooking whatever I'm making, whether it's roast chicken, veggies, salmon, cookies, or more. When I'm done, I just toss the silicone mat in the sink and clean it, and my baking sheet looks spotless." —Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed Staff

    "These baking mats are absolutely fantastic. The quality is superb, and SUCH a good price. I use them for just about everything I put in the oven. From oven pizzas, cookies, you name it! I also love that besides food sliding easily off the non stick surface, they help protect all my baking sheets and such. It’s also super handy to just throw them in the top shelf of the dishwasher or even just wipe clean. Also, an easy tip for storing these, you can cut off about one-third of an empty paper towel roll to use as a holder, and just roll up the mats and slip inside the roll/ring for easy storage of the mats in a drawer. I highly recommend these! Update: I’ve had these mats and we use them almost daily for almost a year now. They still look brand-new and I have had no problems with staining, melting, or the mats becoming worn. When using them, I cook most items at 375 degrees but have used them at up to 425 degrees several times with no issues so far. For clean up, I generally drape them over my cups in the top rack of the dishwasher and then when dry, roll them up and slip a napkin ring or rings cut from an empty paper towel roll so they fit easily into a drawer. These things are fantastic and have paid for themselves many times over in the superior non-stick surface, ease of clean up, and the cost of parchment paper and/or aluminum foil I used prior to discovering these." —Jezzhani

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    18. An Amazon 4K Fire TV stick because it's time to leave cable in the past where it belongs and gain easy instant access to your fave streaming services, tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills — all while saving money!

    The plug-in stick and remote
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    Promising review: "Like millions before us, we finally cut the cord. Discounts were available for this device as well as a Roku 4K stick and I chose to purchase one of each for my two smart TVs, risking confusion in operating the two devices. I'm happy with both, but the Fire Stick remote is more intelligently designed, with the voice button in a more conspicuous location and the volume controls also easier to find and operate. Each remote needs buttons that light up in the dark, like my previous Cox Contour remote. A nice feature with the Fire Stick was the HDMI extension adapter, since on my Samsung smart TV the stick would not fit without being left on an angle, which didn't seem to be an adequate connection. Happy to join the cord cutters, saving over $100/month despite spoiling my family with YouTubeTV, Sling TV, Netflix, and Hulu. But this is a fast evolving, new world and like smartphones, cable modems, wifi routers, let alone ISP service, I expect changes/advances in all the Sticks every two to three years. Highly recommend." —8clap

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99

    19. Some gentle, but effective AsaVea Teeth Whitening Pens that'll give you quick results with just a minute of daily use. Reviewers say they don't cause sensitivity, and they have a pleasant mint flavor that'll make your mouth feel fresh and clean.

    Reviewer image of teeth before and after using the pens
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    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." —Claudia Garcia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A pet hair removing glove that 1) you'll love because it easily picks up a whole bunch of hair that otherwise would've been scattered all around your home, and 2) your animal friend will love once they realize that every time you put it on, it means a luxurious petting session is about to begin. If pets could leave reviews for this, they'd be 5 stars.

    A BuzzFeed editor brushing their cat with the blue deshedding glove
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    "I recently bought this after seeing it in many a BuzzFeed post (thanks, shopping colleagues!) and it is so worth it. My cats shed like it is their freaking job and I just can't keep up with it. One of them loves their regular brush but I have to empty it every two seconds and the other is terrified at just the sight of it. With this, I can just pretend I'm going in for a normal ol' petting session and they enjoy it!" —Chelsea Stuart

    Another promising review: "This glove is perfect for our one kitty who hates to be brushed. Our family recently added kitty number three, a big beautiful long-haired Maine Coon who despises being brushed or bathed. It was such a struggle as fine cat hair started taking over our life. Honestly, I did not think this grooming glove would work, but let me just say it is wonderful. Our kitty Nicki just loves the feeling it gives him, and we love the astounding amount of kitty his hair that is now in the glove and not on every surface in our home. Thank you wonderful seller. We LOVE this glove." —Colleen5991

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    21. Some Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer that'll send dark circles, blemishes, fine lines, puffiness, and redness packing, so you can do a quick, effective touch up without worrying about adding a whole layer of foundation and dealing with caking or clogged pores.

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    Promising review: "I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I've given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great.The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it's antimicrobial, so you don't have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you'd expect." —Sarita

    Get it from Amazon for $5.46 (originally $9.99; available in 18 shades).

    22. A pack of sheet suspender straps so when you wake up, your fitted sheets are still in place and looking neat and tidy, instead of slipping off the corners and getting all tangled up with your blankets.

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    Promising review: "Definitely a convenience! They are of good quality, and they do what they claim to do. You just set it and forget it. No more having to readjust the sheet when it slips off from the corners of the bed, especially on an adjustable base! Just buy it!" —Jesus Gonzalez

    Get them from Amazon for $9.96.

    23. Some Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil-infused pimple patches that actually help reduce acne overnight by drawing out pus trapped under the skin. You can even see all of the gunk these patches pull out, so you know they're working.

    Review image of the patches covered in gunk
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    Promising review: "These are incredible! I was totally skeptical about acne patches in general. I ordered a few different brands, and these by Avarelle are by far the superior choice! They are super thin and nearly invisible. The patches create a super tight seal that doesn't budge even during sleep — they don't peel off easy, but they don't harm sensitive skin, either. AND THEY WORK! It's amazing to see all the gunk these things suck out. Totally reduces acne overnight or, at the very least, reduces pimples to barely perceptible! Would recommend!" —Amanda L. Purnell

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.49.

    24. A super cool floating bedside table so you can stop lining your bedroom floor with half-empty mugs just waiting to be knocked over. It takes up less space than a regular night stand, and easily attaches to your bed frame so you can keep your essentials within reach at all times. Reviewers with small rooms adore this — especially ones with bunk beds!

    BedShelfie / Etsy

    BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $39.99 (more sizes and colors available here).

    25. A pet hair remover to help anyone who can never seem to get all of their pet's fur off of their clothes and furniture. This thing has over 54,000 5-star reviews for a reason! Just roll it over your fuzz-covered item of choice, and watch it lift the fur RIGHT OFF.

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    Promising review: "Chom Chom, you da real MVP. I've had it in my possession for like two hours and I've cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree pad, the chair, I'm obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome. I feel like it should be in raffle baskets and giveaways and silent auctions for every event that highlights "things cat people need." It's better than those sticky rollers, it's better than the one-directional velvet wand thing that I always use the wrong way and make a mess, it's the best. I don't have any before pictures because as soon as I started rolling stuff I went crazy." —Meowser

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    26. A bottle of natural nail and cuticle repair oil that'll help soften cuticles and strengthen nails when used daily.

    A before image of a reviewer's brittle nails and an after image of them much heaithier
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    Promising review: "After my acrylics came off during quarantine, I wanted to make my natural nails stronger as they had had acrylics on them constantly for the better part of two years. I searched around Amazon and gave this product a try. I'm glad I did. I started using it twice a day, once in the morning and once towards the end of my work day. I'm down to once every few days now and my nails are much stronger after the past two months. I'll continue to use it until I can get back to the salon." —Alice B.

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

    27. A brush that'll give you a relaxing lil' massage every time you wash your hair while deep cleaning and exfoliating your scalp.

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    Promising review: "This is just what I wanted! Great for a scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don't have to worry about straining my hands trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a nonmotorized scalp massager." —BunnyLove2

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three colors).

    28. A foot file and callus remover that'll make your feet feel like they were completely reborn.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after photos of their dry, cracked heel looking shiny and smooth after using Colossal foot rasp
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    Promising review: "To say the least, I was pretty apprehensive about using what is advertised as a 'Colossal Foot Rasp.' Pretty terrifying labeling if you ask me. But HOLY CRAP this thing works. I had to do a before and after shot. It looks Photoshopped but it absolutely is not!" —Derrick

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    29. Some dishwasher-cleaning tablets reviewers doubted after all of their home remedies failed to do the job — that is, until they saw the results. If your dishes are still dirty when they come out of the dishwasher, you might wanna give these a try before you give up and replace your machine altogether.

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    Promising review: "I have to admit that I was skeptical that this product was actually going to do anything. I’ve noticed my dishwasher wasn’t cleaning dishes very well lately, and I did everything I could to get it working properly again, but was ready to finally give up and buy a new dishwasher. I bought these tablets thinking they were designed to eliminate odors, but I was willing to give them a shot before buying a whole new dishwasher. I put one in the bottom of the dishwasher last night per the instructions and woke up to completely clean dishes for the first time in weeks. They look perfect. I don’t know why these tablets work but they absolutely did and I am a happy customer!" —B. Turner

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    30. A Cat Dancer toy no one expects their cats to love as much as they inexplicably do.

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    Honestly, I could spend all day LOLing at the review photos.

    Promising review: "This little toy is a miracle! Was skeptical at first since it’s such a simple design but my cat (who usually only plays for a couple of minutes) was obsessed with this toy from the moment I opened the package. Even more, he won’t let it out of his sight and brings it to me so he can play some more. Will be buying a lot more of these in the future!" —Amcooper2006

    Get it from Amazon for $2.95.

    31. A wooden children's "knife" so your little one can safely help out in the kitchen without fear of injury. Kids think it's super fun, while parents can breathe easy knowing there are not sharp blades involved.

    kids using the wooden knives to chop apples
    JUstenbois / Etsy

    JUstenbois is a small business based in Bolton-Est, Canada that sells eco-friendly, zero-waste wooden kitchenware.

    Promising review: "This is perfect! My daughter loves it so much. It fits perfectly in her tiny hands, and the quality is superb." —Petite momo

    Get it from JUstenbois on Etsy for $17.18.

    32. A pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet that'll make you wonder why you've been clinging to your worn out, scratched up pans whose ~nonstick~ glory days are well behind them. The days of soaking, scrubbing, and wondering what synthetic coatings or chemicals are seeping into your food are long gone! This thing cleans up super easy *without* soap, won't scratch with metal utensils, and it'll remain nonstick long into the future if you keep it properly seasoned. You can even use it safely on the grill or in the oven!

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    Promising review: "This pan is amazing. If you have never tried cast iron, you should. I have used (far, far more expensive) nonstick pans in the past, and while they don't scratch as easily as other nonstick pans, they still wears out. This pan, on the other hand, is indestructible. I have left the heat on and forgotten about it, no problem. I can use a sharp metal spatula without worrying. The iron even seems to add a bit of flavor to the food. As for nonstickiness, the other day I cooked an egg in it with just a tiny bit of sausage grease. The egg didn't even try to stick. For cleaning, it is a breeze as you just run some water over it and brush off any gunk. If you find out a way to get something to stick to it, you can just put it in the oven to burn it off and then re-season. (Try that with a nonstick pan.) Last but not least, this is the new weapon of choice if a burglar comes." —M. Champ

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 12 sizes)

    33. A borderline magical Muslin Comfort blanket that's ultra breathable and temperature regulating so you can snuggle up without waking up at 3 a.m. in a pool of your own sweat. Plus, it's oversized, so you and your blanket-hogging partner (or dog) can stop fighting each other for coverage every dang night. Even skeptical reviewers are impressed by how this has changed the way they sleep.

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    Muslin Comfort

    Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small business based in California that was born after owner Shyla realized she couldn't find an adult-sized blanket made from the same breathable muslin as her son's baby blanket. Now you — an adult — can quite literally sleep like a baby!

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh... I love this blanket so much. It is exactly what I was looking to add to our bed. My partner and I are warm sleepers, so a duvet cover always felt like too much. This is the perfect weight for all seasons, and we can easily add an extra blanket for winter months. I'm so happy with how it feels, looks, and lays on the bed. Amazing product." —Margaret E.

    Get this blanket from Muslin Comfort for $174.99+ (available in four sizes and colors).

    34. A flexible universal tablet stand that'll hold up your tablet so you can keep your hands free! It's designed so you can use it while sitting, lying down, or even on uneven surfaces. Plus, the legs fold for easy storage. Reviewers love how easily it can be adjusted to different positions while still being remarkably stable.

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    The Grommet

    BTW — Tablift is a small business created by Scott Blevins after he had trouble finding a tablet stand for his bed. This is compatible with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and most other tablets (but you may have to remove the case in some cases).

    Promising review: "My mini iPad fits perfectly, both vertically and horizontally. (I need to remove my case first, but that is not a big deal.) What a pleasure to NOT have to hold it in my hands or lean it awkwardly against an object at eye level, especially for long Zoom calls. This is definitely my most worthwhile purchase of the year!" —Robin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or from The Grommet for $39.95.

    35. A germaphobe-approved smartphone sanitizer that'll simultaneously sanitize *and* charge your phone! Forget about trying to wipe down every crevice with different cleaners and anxiously wondering if they'll mess up your screen or seep into the headphone jack. Just set your phone in this case, and the UV light will zap 99.99% of the uninvited germs clinging to your phone while the USB port gets you back to fully charged.

    Maitland Quitmeyer, Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Editor

    PhoneSoap is a small business that creates products to help you keep your phone germ-free.

    Promising review: "I love that I can put my phone in there after I get home and it is sanitized in no time at all. I work in health care and I makes me feel better about having my phone at work." —Tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $75.90.

    36. Some wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil that'll impressively hide those dings and scratches making your floors and furniture look old and dingy.

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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 that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. 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. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $13.33.

    37. A bottle of Biotin shampoo to help anyone experiencing hair loss, a dry scalp, or dandruff. It's sulfate and paraben-free, and is packed with natural ingredients like biotin keratin and jojoba oil to help thicken and moisturize your locks.

    Before and after reviewer image showing their visibly thinning hair before using the shampoo and their visibly thicker hair after using the shampoo
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    Also, if you're wondering whether or not this shampoo will work for kinkier textures, then you'll be happy to know that one reviewer with a 4c curl pattern said this shampoo helped to restore her hair's thickness after a Dominican blowout thinned her strands.

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It's longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair." —Diane J. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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

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