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    Updated on Apr 28, 2019. Posted on Apr 14, 2019

    22 Products I Don't Understand How You've Lived Your Whole Life Without

    Seriously shook that you've survived this long without a colander spoon.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A stunning swimsuit that actually fits perfectly, the one you've been dreaming about every summer in recorded memory. Well, it's here, it has 2,000 positive reviews, and costs less than $30.

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    It's got removable cup inserts so you can get your ~breast~ fit. However you style it, you're sure to look fab, just like the countless of gorgeous reviewers who've blessed us by leaving photos. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this suit, plus more of the best swimsuits you can get on Amazon.

    Promising review: "The label says polyester, but I'm convinced this suit is made of CONFIDENCE! Seriously. I put it on and suddenly understood so many things Beyoncé has been singing about. The stripes are placed to be oh-so figure-flattering, and the material is very soft. Some reviewers have complained that the top is too loose, but I tied mine up to hold everything snugly, and I'm telling you — cartwheels couldn't make the gals jump out. I love this suit and am tempted to buy other colors. Don't even hesitate if you've got your eye on this one. You will not regret the purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S-3X and in 21 styles, including some with criss-cross straps).

    2. Affresh washing machine cleaning tablets, which over 3,000 reviewers swear by for keeping their washer in great shape. The best part? You only need to use one about once a month!

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    Just pop one into your empty machine, run a cycle, and let it do its thing!

    Promising review: "I have a two-year-old Samsung high efficiency washing machine. I love it!! However, after about six months, my laundry began to smell horrible, especially the towels!! I've since learned that this smell is a common problem with high efficiency machines. This odor caused so much angst. I couldn't do laundry without feeling extreme frustration. I even began to smell traces on my clothes and my kids' clothes when we were out and I cringed at the thought that others could smell it too! I honestly cried one day because I thought that I would never be rid of this smell. I called Samsung and they suggested a washing machine cleaner like Affresh or Tide. I bought Tide cleaner and it made it WORSE!!! I had the same odor, but now it smelled like I'd tried to mask it with a ton of perfume! But Affresh has literally changed my life! It worked perfectly! I followed the directions on the package (the stink was so bad that I had to use three doses to get rid of it) and the odor was gone — COMPLETELY! I've used it once a month since and the odor hasn't come back! This is an awesome product! Honestly, if I hadn't found Affresh I probably would've traded in my washer for a new one. I'm so thankful for this product!" —Megan

    Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $11.98.

    3. An ingenious strainer spoon that's perfect for prepping and serving everything from pasta to greasy fried foods. Because we all know having to pull out and subsequently wash a colander is just ~draining~.

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    It's even got little hooks on the bottom so you can securely rest it on your pan! It's dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant up to 392 degrees.

    Promising review: "I've owned this for just over a month and I don't know how I lived without it! From spooning potatoes into boiling water without a mess to draining a full can of beans and far, far beyond, this scoop is a must-have in the kitchen. I find myself reaching for it every day. It has easily replaced the other spoons/scoops that I would usually use. You cannot go wrong with this purchase!" —Jill Clement

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A genius storage mirror to solve all your organization woes and streamline your morning routine — everything you need to get ready will be in one place. Then you can just close it and admire your handiwork!

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    It fastens shut via magnet, but is also lockable. It has (*takes a deep breath*) 120 earring slots, 24 hooks plus a hanging bar for necklaces and bracelets, 90 ring slots, five shelves of various depths for beauty products or knickknacks, plus three clear boxes you can also choose to remove and use for organization elsewhere in your home! This mirror understands that you're a beauty product and accessory addict, and it can handle it.

    Promising review: "If you're like me and running out of space for everything in your house, this jewelry organizer is your answer! Let me just start by saying that this was the easiest assembly EVER! The cabinet itself and the mirror are already put together; all you have to do is put the legs on! It is very stable and has not leaned at all since I’ve loaded it! I'm so glad that one side has little shelves that can hold makeup palettes, skincare items, or whatever you need. The organizer came with three sets of keys, which I find very convenient if you need to lock it from your kids. Overall, this was a great purchase and I’d recommend it to anyone!" —Irine Royzen

    Get it from Amazon for $108.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. A collapsible Bluetooth keyboard for anyone whose whole life is on their iPad, and who needs to get stuff done quickly and on the go.

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    Promising review: "Very SLEEK! It has a nice, clean appeal to it, which really compliments Apple products. I've been in the market for a wireless keyboard for a while and I was pretty sure I wanted the Magic Keyboard since it's what I'm used to, but the fact that I can travel with this one so easily was a huge selling point for me. It's incredibly lightweight and you can fold it to the size of a DVD, which makes it easy to drop it your bag and travel or go to the coffee shop. My work travels with me, so I really do need something that I can hook up to my iPad and get connected to get work done, and this works perfectly!" —techie94

    Get it from Walmart for $25 (available in two colors).

    6. Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner, the holy grail of eyeliner that's not only easy to apply, but actually stays the heck on. And you thought such a thing didn't exist!

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    This awesome stuff is BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best mid-price liquid eyeliner! Check out one BuzzFeeder's rave review here.

    Promising review: "THE BEST EYELINER EVER!! I have been through SO many eyeliners to try to find one that STAYED where it was applied! This is IT! There's no more looking around. I will stick with this till I die. The tip is so fine, or, if desired, can be applied thicker. It stays put all day long, and I live in Memphis! The humidity here is like breathing applesauce. I will never buy another eyeliner again." —sarahsilith

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in three styles and 14 colors).

    7. A stockpile of extra earring backs so you'll never be late for work after searching for one or sent into a panic if you lose one ever again. This generous kit has got your back.

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    Get a box of 100 pairs of rubber backs for $3.99 or 600 pairs of assorted styles for $6.69, both from Amazon.

    8. A top-rated antibacterial sex toy cleaner to keep some of your more *personal* possessions in their best possible shape for good, ~clean~ fun (well, at least clean in the sanitary sense...dirty in others 😉).

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    It's alcohol- and paraben-free, and some reviewers also like it for cleaning menstrual cups!

    Promising review: "I recently bought a rubber dildo for the first time and could not get rid of that new rubber smell, no matter how many times I washed it. This toy cleaner is incredible! I love the fresh scent. I was worried about it being overpowering, but it's not. It's light and fresh. Also, it makes suds when you spray it on your toy, so you know you're getting a good clean. I just gave it a few sprays, rubbed it down a little, and rinsed with warm water. The horrible rubber smell is GONE! Now I can enjoy my new toy." —kit1989

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    9. The Hydro Flask, a super-insulated, double-walled, BPA-free beauty that'll make you wonder why you've put up with other water bottles' leaking, condensation, and being-hard-to-clean BS for so dang long.

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    One of the reasons this baby makes other drinking containers hang their heads in shame is because of the "powder coating," a finish that's smooth but also makes it easier to grip and totally protects against condensation. I recently bought one in a the standard mouth size and I'm low-key obsessed with it. The shape is really simple, without a lot of nooks and crannies, so when you wash it it feels easier to get all the soap out without leaving an aftertaste. The carry loop on the top is so convenient, and it's just so dang sleek! It has never once leaked in the month I've had it, even though I usually have that problem with water bottles. It's amazing!

    (Psst...I also couldn't live without decorating mine with stickers, and Redbubble has really durable ones. Get the bunny in a flower crown one here and the Cheddar the corgi from Brooklyn Nine-Nine one here.)

    Promising review (for the wide mouth version): "UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!!! This thing is THE BOMB!!! AWESOME!!! I got this from my son as a Christmas present. He ordered this insulated flask for me knowing it would not only keep water cool, but that it would also keep coffee or tea warm. It's not like I was unfamiliar with thermal liquid containers, but none of them have been any different than those that came before. So I was like, 'Okay, that's nice, it keeps stuff warm or cold, yeah yeah yeah, thank you, sweetie.' Well...obviously I had no idea. When I realized that my morning coffee was still burn-my-lips hot by 4 p.m., we decided to test it. We poured hot tea in to the thermos one morning, then screwed on the lid. We opened it and stuck in our fingers each evening and morning to test the temperature. The result? Three days. It kept tea hot for THREE FREAKING DAYS. This thing is unbelievable and I love it!!! You deserve this. Get one!" —Love Albrecht Howard

    Get the standard mouth version (on the left) for $24+ (available in four sizes and in 22 colors) or the wide mouth version (on the right) for $29.95+ (available in four sizes and in 21 colors), both from Amazon.

    10. Silicone eyeglass grips here to save you from uncomfortable and slippery frames once and for all. From sunglasses to readers to everyday specs, they'll get all your eyewear to (*extremely '00s Jonas Brother's voice*) hoooooolddd on.

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    ♪SO STOP YOUR WONDERING, TAKE A STAND ♪ (against ill-fitting glasses)!

    Promising review: "Finally, the solution to my problem. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention that they'd slip down my nose from time to time. I tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. I purchased these and what a difference — my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off because they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. Multitasking rosehip oil, a skincare superhero that's powered up with antioxidants and ready to take on the forces of evil...and by evil, I mean acne, scars, dryness, and basically every other skin struggle you can think of.

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    Over 3,500 people swear by it. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this amazing oil, plus more skincare products with incredible before-and-after photos.

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I've tried almost every oil out there for my face, especially the ones that everyone raves about for acne-prone skin, and every single one has irritated my skin and caused breakouts. It got to the point where I was 100% positive that no oil out there could ever work for my overly sensitive skin type. I took a chance on this oil as a last resort and I'm SO glad I did. This is a life-changer for me. I will literally never be without this incredible oil ever again. I apply it every night and it is absorbed beautifully by my skin, clears my breakouts overnight, brightens my complexion, smooths, and moisturizes all at once. I even applied it this morning before makeup for the first time and my foundation GLIDED across my skin and looked glowy all day. It's an incredible primer as well! I'm so excited to say that it's been a full week of use and I haven't had a single breakout from this oil. I can't believe that it's taken me this long to try it." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    12. A handy pair of five-blade herb scissors that over 1,000 reviewers swear by to speed up meal prep when things in the kitchen get ~dicey~.

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    They come with a safety cover, which can also be used to safely push all the extra herb cuttings off the blades!

    Promising review: "Get these scissors — you'll wonder how you've lived without them!!! I love these scissors. I grow all my herbs on my windowsill year-round, so they're always fresh. I don't know how I've made it so long without having these around for ease of cutting! Now I just pick a couple branches or leaves from my plants and in seconds, they're finely chopped and in my recipes. It used to take me quite some time to get the herbs evenly and cut into small pieces and to then scrape and transfer them to where they needed to be. It's really changed the speed and ease of chopping cilantro, parsley, rosemary, basil, mint, etc." —Dixi

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97.

    13. A special jewelry clasp designed just for layering necklaces without tangles or hassle.

    TheresaRose/Etsy, Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed

    The two sides of the clasp come apart and fasten together (but not by a lobster clasp, because who has time for that?!?), and each side hooks to one end of the necklaces. If there's a set of necklaces you always like to rock together, this is especially great because you can keep them all together and put them all on at once!

    Promising review: "I recently bought a couple of these and had one of those very real WHY DIDN'T I BUY ONE OF THESE SOONER moments. They do an amazing job at keeping your necklaces from tangling as you wear them, and I love that I can layer several of my favorites at once. I am forever sold on these." —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from TheresaRose on Etsy for $12+ (available in four colors/metals and for two, three, or four strands).

    14. A blank canvas banner that's exactly the easy and cool display system every pin collector has been looking for. No more room on your totes and jean jackets? No problem.

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    This is also great for people who wear their enamel pins like jewelry depending on their outfit — this way you can easily store and see what you have and remove whichever suits your mood (or matches your outerwear) that day.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two colors).

    15. Shea Moisture African black soap, an oil-absorbing, exfoliating, and moisturizing bar made with shea butter that's basically a single-step, $6 solution to pretty much all of your skin woes.

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    This is one product that I personally cannot live without. I've never had major acne struggles, but I do get zits just like everyone else and am prone to nasty rashes on my forehead. I use this every morning in the shower, and while I'm not 100% free of pimples (as a person with bangs and who uses a roll-on essential oil stick for headaches, I can never really expect to be), people have literally told me I'm glowing lately, and I have to agree! Most importantly, using this daily prevents me from getting my flare-ups of dermatitis on my forehead. I really think this stuff has done wonders for my skin. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this miraculous soap.

    Promising review: "This soap is absolutely incredible. I'm in my late 20s and I've suffered with acne for a good chunk of my life and never found anything that worked, until now. After the first use, my face was smoother. After a few days, I could tell my existing acne was healing and I wasn't getting any new blemishes. After a week, my skin was clear. After two weeks, my face is completely smooth, with no new breakouts, and I'm happier than ever. Not only is my skin clear, by my confidence is boosted. I work in sales so I'm face-to-face with people all day, and I finally feel like, for the first time in my life, people aren't just staring at my breakouts. This soap is AWESOME! The left set of pictures are from about two months ago. The others are from this afternoon. I wash my face twice a day with this soap and it doesn't dry my face out at all. I don't use anything else with it." —Dana Cammarata

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. A clever charging dock that can organize and charge up to six devices at once, to eliminate cord clutter once and for all. Plus, each section has a divider that lights up while charging and shuts off to let you know your phone/tablet/whatever is all powered up! Now that's a bright idea.

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    It comes with three micro-USB and three lightning cables for charging all kinds of devices!

    Promising review: "I love it! I'm one of those people who is always searching for my misplaced charging cables. Never again. I now have this charging station sitting on my shelf with my iPhone, Kindle Fire, Fitbit, and Bluetooth earphones all charging at the same time from the same unit. It felt so good to take all my long, assorted charging cables and adapters and put them away out of sight for good. It was super easy to set up. I highly recommend it." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    17. The ultimate ice cream scoop, which has a BPA-free rubber grip handle and a chisel tip. It has also got over 1,500 positive reviews and seems to be the tool of choice for true ice cream connoisseurs who are sick and tired of having to wait for their fave flavor to soften before they enjoy it.

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    It's dishwasher-safe and made of stainless steel!

    Promising review: "I take my ice cream seriously. The taste, the texture, even the tools! When some aluminum-clad, non-dishwater safe utensil gets between me and my bowl of French vanilla, I get annoyed quick. I've tried lots of different types of scoops, and they all leave me wanting. I scoured the stores in search of something that A) is built like a brick house, B) is dishwasher-safe, C) had a cutting edge or fluid-dynamic shape, so that it blasts through even the most frozen of frozen treats, and D) has at least as much style as function. NOTHING fit the bill! But this thing is OFF THE CHAIN. It meets and beats all of the requirements. It's built rock-solid and feels like you could probably take down a warthog or baby hippo with it. It's got a great cutting edge on it, and it slices through hard ice cream. It washes easily, and the solid rubber grip makes you feel like you're cradling a newborn's scalp. I actually bought a second one of these. WHO NEEDS TWO ICE CREAM SCOOPS?!?! I don't know, but now I have 200% more of the greatest thing to touch frozen diary-based deserts since chocolate syrup." —Sean

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four colors).

    18. An amazing self-cleaning litterbox beloved by over 1,000 reviewers that'll have you wondering why you spent years of your life scooping gross cat litter yourself. It's time to ~cut the crap~ and buy this.

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    This brilliant box has motion sensors that detect when your furry friend is present, and automatically scoops up their business into an enclosed trap 20 minutes after they leave. All you have to do is change the tray every few weeks.

    Promising review: "I love this. My two cats are very picky about their litter box, but they both took to it quickly. The best part is that doesn't smell, and I don't have to touch nasty cat litter ever again! This scoops the poop into the compartment and I never have to see it. One litter cartridge lasts about 20 days, and I just change it when it starts looking ugly. It takes about two minutes to change the litter. I recommend this to anyone who hates litter, but loves their kitties and wants them to be happy and healthy." —Chey

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95 (available in two colors). Get refill litter trays here.

    19. A timeless trenchcoat that's really affordable considering it's a staple piece you'll wear your whole life.

    Walmart

    Toss it over even the messiest of spring outfits and you'll suddenly look all ~fashion~.

    Get it from Walmart for $58 (available in sizes XS-3X, also available in leopard print).

    20. NYX Honey Dew Me Up primer, a luxe-yet-affordable formula made with gold flakes, honey, and collagen and designed to help your skin and makeup look as fab as possible. It's an easy way to help yourself get up and get ~glowing~ in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I don't know how I lived without this. Seriously, buy it. My skin NEVER looks this good. Mix it with your foundation and then apply to your cheekbones before using a powder highlight, and then be amazed at your complexion. The bottle isn't huge, but it only takes a little bit to get the desired results. I'll be buying this product over and over again for a long time." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. Space-saving hanger hooks that are basically the Muggle equivalent of casting an Undetectable Extension Charm on your closet.

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    Promising review: "I no longer have a walk-in closet, so I was scrambling for a solution to save space in our new closet. These are amazing and I can't say enough good things about something as small as this. They can be attached to any hanger you already have." —Brian E Shelley

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. And some OMG-worthy floral hi-top Vans to really kick your spring wardrobe into high (fashion) gear.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $70 (available in sizes 6-10)

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