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    28 Things Our Readers Loved After Buying Them From Our Posts, So You Probably Will, Too

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best products they bought from our Shopping posts (plus saved up their recs from the comments on other posts) — here's what they actually swear by!

    1. A pair of heart-shaped cat-eye sunglasses because nothing else in the world can instantly elevate basically any outfit (and therefore every Insta Story you post) to playfully glamorous.

    "I forgot which post it was but it had these heart-shaped glasses from Amazon, best purchase ever. I wear them all the time get compliments on them and they honestly make an appearance on a lot of my Instagram posts!" —christineh491a2795d, from when we asked the BuzzFeed Community for the best products they found in our posts (At the time I wrote that post, though, the sunglasses were sold out!)

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $19.99 (available in five colours).

    2. A squeegee broom so you can extract years worth of built-up, embedded pet hair from your carpet and rugs (the kind that even your pet vacuum somehow doesn't touch) *and* easily sweep up the scattered bits from your hardwood or tile floors.

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    "I bought the squeegee broom and it did wonders for getting hair (both mine and my cats) out of the carpet. Carpet looks great now!" —socks1234, from this roundup of hall of fame products

    It features rubber bristles along one edge, and if you flip it, a wide rubber squeegee on the other — some reviewers find the squeegee side is more effective on carpet than the bristles, so could be worth a try! Oh, and the handle telescopes 36–60 inches, so you can store it easily but also, like, use it to squeegee off high windows if necessary.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.08.

    3. An anti-residue clarifying shampoo, because your regular shampoo and conditioner is causing all sorts of gradual buildup, and this will get all of that gunk out once a month. That means your hair can actually feel as soft as the commercials promise it will.

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    "I've personally tried #11 and that stuff is really good at clarifying. I've used it after events that I got my hair styled for and it gets out all the hairspray. I've also been using it to tone down my old colour (by recommendation of my stylist) ahead of my next appointment and it's helped! I follow up with a good deep conditioner. (Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is AMAZING!) I only use it like one or two times a week and any in-between washing, I use my regular shampoo and conditioner." —yourradimrad, from this roundup of best-selling products

    Oh, and if you're blonde but you suffer from green-tinted hair pretty much every time you get out of the pool (y'know, in the summer!), supposedly this will help take it allll out (and remove the chlorine smell from all hair colours).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.38.

    4. A pack of hydrocolloid acne patches to suck out a bunch of the gunk lurking in your zits until they basically vanish — or, at least, have been somewhat diminished.

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    "Those little acne patches are no joke. Even on the rare occasion that they don’t get all the gunk out, they help immensely by reducing redness and swelling and generally making the pesky zit much less angry. I’ll feel one coming on at night, slap one on, and the lil bugger is tamed by morning!" —margaritaluv, from this roundup of hall of fame products

    FYI, hydrocolloid patches work best on acne filled with pus (aka whiteheads), and not necessarily so well on that deep-set hormonal acne.

    Get a pack of 36 patches on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    5. An earwax removal kit, so you can clear up your muffled hearing in less than ten minutes (who knew everything had such crystal-clear sound??). No need to actually go to the doctor!

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    "I just got the Debrox based on this article and got a clump of wax that had been blocking my hearing for weeks. It's only a dollar more for the version with a bill syringe in it, so don't buy one separate (you can use a baby one if you already have it)." —stephaniesm, from products that basically pay for themselves

    The kit comes with removal drops and an ear syringe. Not to dissuade you from going to the doc of course; if you have major wax impaction or some other mystery thing stuck in your ear, then please do go! But if you're like me and just know this happens to you every once in a while, it totally does work — I use these drops, then rinse with a bulb every few months when my hearing's slightly muffled by wax, and it's always cleared everything out.

    Get a pack with both pieces from Amazon Canada for $13.01.

    6. A lightweight and compact portable charger, because if your phone's an essential in your everyday life, it's especially important when you travel — between providing entertainment, helping you find a good restaurant to try, and guiding you from A to B — and this will keep your battery out of the red wherever you happen to be.

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    "I second the power bank! I bought one for a trip to Disneyland that kept both mine and my husband’s phones charged through the whole day, and he recently bought another as backup power for his video camera. They’re really amazing and hold sooooo much charge!" —ericag476c06e05, from travel products flight attendants swear by

    This one holds about three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges and two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges, and comes with a micro USB cable (to charge the charger) and a travel pouch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.99+ (available in four colours).

    7. Some caffeinated mints for Goldilocks-perfect perk-ups: each mint contains 40mg of caffeine, so you can stick with just one for a smaller boost, enjoy two for a cup of coffee–like effect, or up it to three for a serious jolt! And since they're MINTS, they'll leave you with the opposite of coffee breath.

    "The caffeinated mints! I can’t live without them now." —HannahLollol, from this roundup of products people found in our posts and loved

    "Yes! I love them." —blaker40c566b26, in reply to HannahLollol's comment

    They're sugar- (and aspartame-) free, zero calories, and contain a B Vitamin complex that could help give you even more energy. And of course are vegan and gluten-, wheat-, and dairy-free.

    Get one pack of 20 mints from Amazon Canada for $6.55.

    8. A bug bite suction tool that lets you gently extract at least some of the pesky venom that makes the bite itch, so even if the bite doesn't go away completely, you don't feel such an urge to scratch.

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    "The bug bite tool is AWESOME!!" —PinkTurtle, from a roundup of things people bought from our posts and loved

    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, owns one of these and notes that while it doesn't completely get rid of your bites, it does put a halt to the itching. It works with mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice! Note that some reviewers say the suction can be really strong, so try to use it gently; and the company doesn't recommend using it on your neck or face, because it can cause bruising there. (Read the full directions before using it!)

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    9. A pack of LED-dimming sheets — your computer charger, internet router, and other electronics have exactly zero business keeping you awake (or even just annoying you) with their overly bright lights.

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    "I thought I would take a shot on these blackout stickers since they weren't that expensive. I was SO delighted with my purchase! I couldn't have imagined.

    I keep a fan on when I sleep — it has a row of lights that no longer bother me. My power strip for charging my phone/tablet/watch/headphones — completely dark. Every penny of this purchase I consider well spent, and I literally only did two things with it. Cannot recommend enough!"


    "I bought them based on one of these reviews and absolutely love them. I haven't had any issues with them not sticking." —sitkal (again!), from this sleep problem-solving products roundup

    These dim 50–80% of the light, so the rest of the day you still know that everything's working the way it's supposed to! Although if you prefer, you can double 'em to block even more light, or go for the ~blackout edition~. They're completely removable and leave no residue behind, too!

    Get a sheet of over 100 stickers in different shapes and sizes on Amazon Canada for $7.49.

    10. A can of Bar Keeper's Friend powder cleanser to scrub off even the most impossible stains you never thought would come up, even with hardcore elbow grease.

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    "Bar Keeper's Friend is the real deal!" —b492e17612, from a roundup of things people bought from our posts and loved

    It's bleach-free, but can remove rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains from all kinds of surfaces, like stainless steel (those pans you accidentally scorched!), porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fibreglass, corian, brass, bronze, chrome, and aluminum. That means it cleans all kinds of things in your kitchen (the grimy stovetop! The yucky sink!) PLUS basically everything in your bathroom: sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout. Click here to see how one BuzzFeed writer was amazed with the results!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.34.

    11. The Paint Brush Cover, which is exactly what it sounds like: snap it over your still-wet brushes and rollers while you let coats dry overnight, and come back the next day to simply pick 'em back up and keep going. No wash-up required.

    The Paint Brush Cover

    "I swear by the Paint Brush Cover. I work as a painter and it makes clean up so much easier. I just put my brush or roller in a cover and I'm done. I have five brush covers and three or four roller covers." —juliew21, from this roundup of Shark Tank Products

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.99 (as an add-on item).

    12. A pack of colourful pens made of 89% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, so you can bullet journal, take notes, and doodle all you want, knowing you gave what would have otherwise been single-use plastics a better, second life.

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    "I stupid love those recycled pens. They write so well! Pilot knows what’s up." —nicolep8, from a roundup of products that replace disposable plastic

    PLUS you can easily buy refills for them instead of buying new pens every time one runs out. (Or just recycle the pens again without the ink).

    Get the pack of five colours from Amazon Canada for $12.25 (also available in two, three, and four packs, but the 5-pack's the best value).

    13. Kodiak Cakes, a whole-grain, protein-packed pancake and waffle mix that you can use in all sorts of recipes as a substitute for white flour.

    "I had no idea Kodiak Cakes were on Shark Tank! It’s been my go-to for pancakes for awhile now." —caseye4ac848818, from this roundup of Shark Tank Products

    "I came down to say the same thing. Great product!" —l43e063214, in reply to caseye4ac848818's comment

    Last Christmas my family bought a few boxes of their buttermilk mix to make pancakes with, and they were genuinely really delicious! I've had them every once in a while since then, too, and enjoy them every time. They definitely keep me full for longer than regular pancakes do (thanks to the 14g of protein they pack per serving, 21g if you make 'em with milk and eggs, which I recommend anyway, for the texture).

    Get three boxes of the flapjack mix on Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    14. Contigo vacuum-sealed travel mugs, because they keep drinks hot for up to seven hours(!!) and cold for up to eighteen (EIGHTEEN!!), all while being completely leak-proof so you never end up with coffee accidentally splattered down the front of your clothes first thing in the morning.

    "The Contigo cup is fantastic. I don’t have that exact one but it is absolutely safe in my bag, and keeps my drinks very hot for hours." —alexofwonders, from a roundup of products that replace disposable plastic

    "I have three Contigo travel mugs and I absolutely love them! I use them for taking coffee with me to school everyday. I typically pour my coffee at around 7:15 in the morning and it was still hot enough to burn away my tastebuds by 9 when my early bird class is over! If I still have coffee by lunch at 12:30, it's still warm enough to drink even if you are one of those people who won't touch their coffee after it gets cold. The only downside to the Contigo mugs is that they are not dishwasher safe. I'd 100% recommend unless you don't want to handwash your mug everyday, to which I'd say just get more than one and problem solved!" —emilyefournier, from this roundup of products under $25 readers swear by

    Get a 20 oz mug from Amazon Canada for $23.09+ (available in four colours.)

    15. An ice roller — you can use it to help relieve headaches or at the very least reduce puffiness. Just pop it in the freezer overnight and it'll be ready to, um, well, roll in the morning.

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    "I have that frozen face roller thing. It’s great for headaches and joint pain!" —tinat46286a138, from this roundup of products under $25 readers swear by

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.95.

    16. A set of six wool dryer balls that can replace single-use polyester dryer sheets once and for all.

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    "Can’t endorse the dryer balls enough — they cut down on drying time and leave clothes with zero static. The best, a real game changer for laundry." —chimes320, from a roundup of products that replace disposable plastic

    They may or may not actually make your clothes dry faster, but they will help gently soften things and last for at least 1,000 loads. You can add a few drops of essential oil to one or two per load for a light, pleasant scent. And theoretically, at the end of their life, you can compost them or recycle them with other fabrics, because they're wool.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $29.56.

    17. The Comfy, a reversible blanket-slash-sweatshirt that's perfect for pretty much anyone who likes to lounge around under a blanket, but wishes the blanket followed them everywhere they went.

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    "I have the Comfy and I can’t even begin to explain how much I love that thing. It’s absolutely enormous and the warmest and coziest thing I’ve ever owned. You can have my Comfy when you peel it off my cold dead body!!" —Allcreaturesgreatandsmall, from The Best Shark Tank Gifts

    It's designed to be big enough that it covers you up completely, if you tuck your feet under you on the couch, and of course it's machine washable and dryable.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $54.99+ (available in adult and kids, and in six colours/patterns).

    18. A countertop paint kit — it will completely overhaul that outdated Formica (and last for years), for a design show-worthy before and after that didn't require you to shell out wads of cash.

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    "I used that countertop painting set. I definitely recommend it! If you do use it, a few tips:

    1. You can’t put things on your countertops for two weeks. Plan accordingly.

    2. Save some of the sealant and re-seal once a year. Otherwise, you’ll have to redo the entire thing." —solid8, from this roundup of ways to hide your home's eyesores

    It's a three-step paint process that goes right over your old countertops. It has automotive-grade durability and is made of safe water-based materials. One kit covers the typical kitchen's 35 square feet, or 16 running feet of standard two-foot-wide countertop.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $99.12+ (available in three finishes, or in a "white diamond" finish for $99.99).

    19. A purse-sized jewelry cleaning pen, which you gently brush over your diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings and for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional.

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    "A miracle worker!! It brings back the sparkle and shine of my gem stone jewelry. I had one white topaz ring I thought would never be clear again. I used this pen, quick and easy, and the stone is now clear and sparkly again!" —nicoleg4fbf770b4

    All you have to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, brush it over your jewelry to make everything sparkle, then rinse your jewelry off. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.61.

    20. A bottle of mould and mildew cleaner made with a no-odour gel, which makes it stick to your tile grout and caulking so it can actually do its job... while you walk away to go to bed or idk, twiddle your thumbs for like, 20 minutes.

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    "Honestly, the side of my bathtub had been black for the longest time because it simply was impossible to remove with other products that I've tried. I decided to try this product after seeing it a few times on BuzzFeed, never expecting it to work that well, but it honestly removed 99% of the mold and mildew. There was just a few black spots left, but I repeated the process a few days later and I swear my bathtub looks brand new. This product is MAGIC!" —sreid0452

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.

    21. A pack of blotting tissues that are packed in an easy dispenser so you can toss them in your purse and go about your day, then pull one out to soak up any and all of the excess oil your skin insists on producing.

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    "I love this oil absorbing face blotting paper! They’re cheap, but work great — I only need to use one most times, maybe two if I’m especially oily so they also last a while. I’ve been using them religiously since then." —lesliec40b05e02e

    I bought these exact ones and y'all, they totally live up to the 1,925 positive reviews — they stay nice and neat in your bag, soak up a bunch of oil quickly, and because they come with over 100 to a pack for so cheap, you don't find yourself rationing them.

    Get a pack on Amazon Canada for $11.59.

    22. Two cult-favourite acne products: Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay Mask for cleansing your pores and helping banish your acne bit by bit, and Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner made with rose petal water and vitamin E for taming your skin's redness and breakouts.

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    "Thayers Witch Hazel and Aztec Healing Clay have transformed my 20 years of acne-prone skin in the best way! ✨" —kateh42c068055

    You can mix the Aztec Clay Mask with either apple cider vinegar or water, spread it on your face, and let it dry before rinsing it off. You'd use maybe once a week or so! Get a jar on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    And you'd apply the Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner once or twice daily, right after washing your face. Get a bottle on Amazon Canada for $15.97.

    23. A fabric shaver — you shouldn't throw out a sweater, throw, pillow, chair, or any other piece of fabric just because it's started to pill! This easily pinches off those pesky little buggers to make your fabrics look brand new.

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    "That sweater shaver depiller thing is life changing. I got one for myself, then gave one to my mom, then started just giving them to everyone in my life. Everyone is like 'ok weird, thanks I guess?' at first but once they use it they’re hooked." —andreat48c19e972

    Get one on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    24. The Squatty Potty toilet stool (yup!) because it really does align everything in a natural way to make pooping easier and faster.

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    "Life-changing!" —heatherf42c9e7a7e

    We know it makes a difference because several BuzzFeeders own and love these — read one person's review.

    Get them from Amazon Canada: the seven-inch high stool (for new squatters) for $29.99, or the nine-inch-high stool (for ~advanced~ squatters) for $38.

    They also make a bamboo "flip" version that toggles between seven and nine inches for $53.99.

    25. A pack of fizzing cleaning tablets — you drop them into almost any seemingly-permanently-stained travel mug, slow cooker, or stainless water bottle to banish those stains without scrubbing even one little bit.

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    "Bottle Bright tablets. Cleaned all my stained travel mugs, and now my coffee and teas taste good again!" —grant101010

    Get a box of 12 tablets on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    26. A pair of mirrored glasses that let you comfortably lie down AND keep reading that book you can't get enough of (or just binge-watch the show on the TV across the room). Hey, there's nothing wrong with indulging your inner lazy person once in a while.

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    "Mirrored reading glasses so you can lay down and read!" —nicolerenaes

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $22.98.

    27. A post-waxing, post-shaving skin solution formulated to reduce the appearance of razor bumps and redness. All you do is apply a very thin layer to your dry skin once a day (then top with gentle moisturizer, if you'd like) and it will work its magic.

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    "Tend Skin solution. It really reduces razor burn." —psycwench

    A little goes a long way here, and consistent, daily use is key if you want to see the effects!

    Get an 8 oz bottle on Amazon Canada for $26.24.

    28. An RFID-blocking travel wallet because it can fit everything your regular wallet can PLUS your passport, any physical tickets, and even your phone (if it's not toooo big). That means everything will be in one place, so you don't have to rummage around for anything when you need it ~this minute~!

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    "Definitely the RFID-blocking travel passport wallet by Zoppen! It has made travelling so much easier and I always feel more organized. :)" —melialexander

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99 (available in 30 colours).

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