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    Updated on Jun 25, 2019. Posted on May 12, 2019

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

    *Extremely dehydrated SpongeBob voice* I NEED ITTTTTTTTTTTT!!!

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    1. Mike's Hot Honey, a chili-infused honey that may make you realize you've been eating food wrong all your life — because pretty much anything is better with this stuff on it.

    Amazon

    YES, INCLUDING ICE CREAM, APPARENTLY. Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Promising review: "This mixed-up honey is absolutely fabulous. I gave in and ordered three bottles more after my initial order, because it's really good on everything. And I mean EVERYTHING: soft pretzels, toast, biscuits, waffles, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, and definitely pizza. It gives everything in your kitchen a small kick of sweet heat flavor without burning your mouth up. I've told many of my friends about this magical elixir and they all agree. This is the BEST specialty honey any of us have ever had." —Jeff R. Clow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    2. A classic pair of combat boots with a twist — I'm talking about a hidden pocket for you to stash cash, cards, or keys. No pockets? No purse? No problem.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    They've also got over 2,500 positive reviews (!!!!) slip-resistant bottoms, and a padded insole.

    Promising review: "I am IN LOVE with my new boots!! I ordered my usual size and they fit PERFECTLY! The pocket opens enough to put in my cards and keys in it. I can't give a good enough review for these. I'm going to wear them everywhere no matter how hot it is. If you're a boot lover, you will NOT regret it!!!" —Kassie

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in 26 colors and prints).

    3. Not Your Mothers In A Heart Beat Blow Dry Accelerator spray, so blow drying your hair won't seem like such a daunting task. Because, let's face it, there's only so much time you're willing to spend blasting yourself in the face with hot air.

    @nymbrands / Via instagram.com

    For better or worse, I blow dry my hair pretty much every day. Don't give me that Jonathan Van Ness gasp of horror!!!! I know it's not great for my hair, I just want luscious locks, sue me. But! I still want to spend as little time with the blowdryer as possible, both for the health of my hair and because I am, in the immortal words of Ursula, a very busy person and I haven't got all day. I love this awesome paraben-free blow dry accelerator spray because it's also a heat protectant, so I don't feel quite as bad about subjecting my strands to the hairdryer so often. I've been using it for the past couple years and can't see myself stopping!

    Promising review: "My hair is somewhere between straight and wavy. I blow dry and flat iron my hair every day. It's long (past mid-back) and, while it's fine, there is a lot of it. Typically, it takes 35-45 minutes to get my hair dry. I came across this product and I decided to give it a try. My hair goes from dripping wet to bone dry in 10 minutes FLAT. This stuff is a lifesaver. I want people who spend a five or six hours a week under a blowdryer to know there's a better way!!" —CLL1979

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    4. A genius corn on the cob-buttering knife sure to make you wonder why you've wasted many a summer with messy fingers, unevenly seasoned corn, and inferior butter knives.

    The Grommet

    You can use the cool shape of the knife to slice off the end of a stick of butter or scoop some out of a tub. Plus, it's top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you try it. I hate buttering corn on the cob! It's messy, butter falls off the knife, etc. This genius little thing makes it easy. Love it!" —Christa

    Get a set of two from The Grommet for $13.95.

    5. Latex-free adhesive bandages in a diverse range of skin tones, which are actually something I'm not sure how the world has lived without all this time. Because everyone deserves to see themselves represented and be well-served by the everyday products they buy!!!

    Target

    If you want to feel all the feels, check out this recent news story about one man's reaction when he had a bandage match his skin for the first time in his life.

    Get 20 of the shade on the left or the shade on the right from Target for $2.79, and find more shades here. Or, if you want to stock up and be able to provide the perfect first aid to everyone in your life, get a variety pack with 30 of each shade from Amazon for $14.

    6. Glisten Disposal Care foaming cleaner, which'll not only stop your garbage disposal from smelling like something died down there, but also look dang cool doing it.

    amazon.com

    All you gotta do is run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Then, kiss all the ickiness that's been living down there goodbye!

    Promising review: "WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???! Holy cow, I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. I didn't know that there was an actual disposal cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. I had to try it. The instructions are very simple. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Any time I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of these packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus, the blue foam bubbling in the sink was amusing to watch. Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $9.85.

    7. Aztec Secret Healing Clay, a deep-cleaning, fragrance-free face mask that has been a skincare game-changer for over 13,500 (!!!!) reviewers.

    amazon.com

    Check out more skincare products that'll give you amazing before and after photos.

    Promising review: "This changed my life! I'm 24 and this past January my face started breaking out with cystic acne. I immediately went to the dermatologist, and then my acne got even worse. In desperation, I started looking up other treatments and came across Aztec Secret Healing Clay. I stopped using all the topical stuff given to me from the dermatologist and used this clay every other day (started with once a week and then upped it). The left picture was taken in February and the picture on right was taken in June. I also started using Shea Moisture African black soap and using Braggs apple cider vinegar as my toner, which has also contributed to my new face! I strongly recommend Aztec Secret Healing Clay, it has done more wonders than I could've ever imagined (and you can't beat the price!!!)" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. A super useful digital food scale with the added bonus of handy conversion charts and cooking basics carved on top. It's sure to get ~heavy~ use in your kitchen.

    Macy's, Terri Pous / BuzzFeed

    It can support up to 11 pounds. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this scale!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $35.99 (originally $35.99).

    9. Tend Skin Solution, aka the perfect ~solution~ for anyone who had decided razor burn and ingrown hairs were just going to be a fact of life. Not so, my friend!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I honestly didn't think this was going to work. My legs have been covered in ingrown hairs since I was 12 (so 17 years now). I've tried just about every scrub and remedy there is. I received this today and used it with a scrub brush thing immediately. I scrubbed with the brush first for a couple minutes and followed that with Tend Skin. I've attached a picture of what one of my legs looks like now and just before using the products I bought. This is after one use. I'm excited to see what my legs will look like after a week! I never wear shorts, and I rarely wear skirts and dresses. That will change after this." —Raquel

    Get it from Amazon for 20.89 and get an exfoliating brush from Amazon for $9.97.

    10. And an ingenious razor blade sharpener to help stop dull blades from irritating your skin in the first place. Gotta stay sharp!!!

    Amazon

    The sharpening surface works on all blades, from both reusable and disposable razors!

    Promising review: "This will pay for itself. As someone who shaves his head and sometimes his face, I go through a lot of razors. Here’s the trick to get at least two or three times the use out of your razor: Use this product prior to shaving as directed. Then post-shave, clean your razor in rubbing alcohol and store as normal. I’ve used the same razor for MONTHS without getting nicked and while maintaining a skin-close shaved head." —wvamazonwarrior

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. Unbelievably fabulous summer statement earrings sure to have you ~up to your ears~ in compliments all season long.

    Baublebar

    Honestly, my reaction whenever I see the colorful jewels at Baublebar is always, "I'm not sure I can possibly live without these."

    Get the fish for $48 (available in regular and clip-on styles), the flamingos for $48, or the watermelons for $44, all from Baublebar.

    12. An ironing board and iron caddy (that can be wall-mounted or hung over a door) for anyone whose ironing supplies are taking up way too much precious space.

    Amazon

    Leave some room for the rest of my crap, ironing board!!!! Truly the manspreaders of the laundry world.

    The wire hooks on this caddy can adjust to hold different kinds of ironing board legs.

    Promising review: "I don't know why I waited 14 years to buy this clever over-the-door ironing board and iron caddy! I was so tired of propping the ironing board up against the wall of my laundry room and putting the iron up in a cupboard nearby. Now they are both right there together. Even better, the caddy keeps the ironing board off the floor and prevents it from slipping or falling over onto someone. The caddy is a perfect design — it's lightweight and fits easily over standard-thickness doors. When company comes, I no longer have to haul out the two things and leave them in plain sight. They're readily available and discreetly stored in the laundry room." —*1Mumtaz*

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    13. A stainless steel tongue scraper that over 2,500 people swear by for things like helping with bad breath, eliminating bad tastes in their mouths, and keeping their tongue looking clean. It may seem silly, but once you get a ~taste~, you'll be hooked.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this weird and amazing little tool.

    Promising review: "This is made of high-quality material and comes with a cute carrying/travel bag. I first got and used this tongue cleaner last week and!!!!! I have never seen such things coming off my tongue! All the white stuff (looks like lotion) that I have been trying to brush off since forever came off with a few good scrapes. After using this, my tongue was nice and pink and the back of my tongue felt CLEAN and mucus-free and my breath was FRESH. I cannot believe that this product is not as popular and widely used as toothbrushes and dental floss. This has changed my whole life! I was shocked to be honest. I'm happy I purchased it and I also bought some for my family members! It's EASY to use and works like a charm." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.30.

    14. DressWeights, livesaving little weights that adhere to your hem to prevent a Marilyn Monroe moment. Because those are really only cute in the movies.

    DressStrong/Etsy

    The adhesive is strong but removable, so they can be used again and again!

    Promising review: "This is such a great product. They kept my lightweight summer dress down during friend's outdoor wedding. They're the perfect weight — heavy enough to keep your skirt down when it's very windy, but not so heavy that they pull it in an awkward way. They're absolutely invisible and stayed on the whole time." —Marina

    Get a set of four from DressStrong on Etsy for $15 or from DressWeights for $15.

    15. A pair of stretchy jean shorts that just might be that perfect-fitting pair you've been searching for every summer of your life.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are the best shorts I've ever owned, and I absolutely love them. They fit like they were made for me. They're so comfortable, they look amazing, and they don't move around as much as other jean shorts do, so you don't have to adjust them as much." —Maria K.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.20+ (available in sizes S-3X and in six washes).

    16. An amazing foot file capable of getting rid of years' worth of foot crust in minutes.

    amazon.com

    It's got over 3,000 five-star reviews — quite a feet, IMHO.

    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 $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    17. An aww-worthy French bulldog doormat so adorable, you'll wonder how you've previously been content wiping your paws on a boring brown rectangle.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $29.99 (originally $35).

    18. A cool stainless steel ring with an outer band that spins, so you can discreetly fidget away all your nervous energy everywhere you go. Because unfortunately, it's frowned upon to pull out an actual fidget spinner while your boss is talking.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this ring.

    Promising review: "I love this ring. I've had it on nonstop since it arrived. It does seem to run a little tight. It spins incredibly smoothly. You *might* want to order a size up if your knuckles are slightly larger, like mine. Everyone at my workplace has complimented it and several of them said they were looking to get one because they saw mine. I bought the rose gold and I may eventually get the rainbow one, too. I love my ring, and I honestly don't know how I've gone so long without one. It's helped my anxiety slightly by giving my hands something to do that's not picking at my skin, so that's something, and you really can't beat it for the price!" —Lauren Roland

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4-12 and in six colors).

    19. A handy three-in-one portable razor that's got two blades, a shave balm stick, and a spray bottle all in one compact little package, so that one spot you missed in the shower this morning won't bother you all dang day.

    Free People

    This thing is essentially a secret agent-level gadget for grooming on the go. Just twist the dial on the front to switch between functions and escape any hairy situation without a scratch on you.

    Promising review: "I'm not sure what I did without this product! I'm always on the go and constantly running into situations where I leave the house for work thinking I'm just going to come home for a chill night and then end up going out. Enter the Sphynx! So many times since I've gotten this product, I've shaved in my office or in the bathroom because I took off my jacket and was wearing a cute tank top to go to the bar later or changed from pants to shorts to walk around in the summer heat! I love this product so much and I'm so thankful it exists!" —LaurenKL

    Get it from Free People for $15 (available in five colors).

    20. A cute tin of blister bandages designed just for your heels, so your new summer flats and sandals won't wreak havoc on your poor tootsies.

    Target

    They're sterile, so it's okay to put them over an open blister if you're too late to prevent one.

    Get a tin of eight from Target for $8.99.

    21. An all-in-one charging cord that has both an iPhone connector and micro-USB at the end, so you can charge all your devices with just one cable. As if that wasn't enough, it also happens to be sparkly and embellished with mermaid Pusheens, so you really couldn't ask for more.

    Hot Topic

    IDK about you, but as someone who has an iPhone and frequently uses portable power banks that need to be charged via micro-USB, I'm always digging in my bag trying to find the right cord for the job. This would be so helpful!

    Get it from Hot Topic for $9.03 (originally $12.90).

    22. And finally, a plush bowl of ramen with eyes because...just OMG. Seriously, I'm racking my ~noodle~ for how you could possibly pass up that precious face.

    Urban Outfitters

    And yes, all of the ramen fixings and chopsticks are detachable and re-attachable with a hook-and-loop backing!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $32 or Amazon for $29.90.

    Check out last month's roundup of products I can't believe you've lived your whole life without!

    You trying to remember what your life was before these products:

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