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


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    1. Slightly tinted computer eyeglasses to filter out the blue light that makes your eyes feel so dang tired after staring at a laptop screen or your phone. Guess what? You don't have to leave work with a migraine every day.,

    Over 1,500 reviewers swear by them. Plus, you can get them with or without magnification, so you can rock 'em even if you don't normally need glasses. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these specs.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these glasses! I took them with me to my eye doctor and he compared them to some very expensive prescription frames, and these actually filtered light better than the pricey ones. I've been using these with my phone and computer screens for a couple of weeks and I notice significantly less eye strain. They come with a zippered, hard case and they feel super lightweight on my face. I highly recommend them!" β€”Kim W

    Get them from Amazon for $10+ (available in 21 colors, and without a prescription strength or in 14 different strengths).

    2. A natural stain remover that is β€” *takes a deep breath* β€” gluten-free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Oh, and so effective it's pretty much miraculous.

    Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this stain remover.

    Promising review: "I've tried several stain removers and have to say this stuff really does work. It has removed: blood, grape juice, baby barf, chocolate, grass stains, sweat stains, melon, pretty much everything. I was almost shocked at how well this worked. My wife says they should rename it 'chill mom,' because she no longer worries about stains at all. That's priceless when you have a very curious and adventurous little boy who keeps finding new ways to get dirty." β€”Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon $11.29.

    3. A waterproof notepad to ensure the million dollar business idea, the perfect comeback to your trash ex's late-night text, and all the other downright genius things that occur to you in the shower won't disappear the second you reach for your towel.

    Aqua Notes

    You can use it with any regular pencil, but it includes one that says "No more ideas down the drain!"

    Promising review: "For someone with mild ADD or anxiety like me, this is life-changing. It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or who is just stressed anyway, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of. I've had one for 18 months and can't find any flaw or way the product could be improved. It's simple and does what it's supposed to do. So why do I say it's life-changing? Rule number one when under stress is get things out of your head and captured somewhere so you can actually focus on whatever task might be at hand without worrying about forgetting. There's instant assurance that the thing that came to mind will be dealt with and can be let go of, mentally. The shower was the one place I couldn't capture anything and often where everything came to mind. So far, this has been 100% reliable." β€”Adrian J Gell

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    4. A versatile prep bowl with interchangeable lid inserts that'll actually help you stop making such a damn mess in the kitchen.


    The set comes with a bowl, a large lid with a cutout, and four inserts: a fine grater top, a coarse grater top, a slicer top, and a regular cover. Not only does this mean you can slice and dice things right into the bowl, but you can also stick a mixer through the hole for mess-free mixing.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $42.99.

    5. A powerful peplum number that just might be the perfect little black dress you've been searching for your whole life. You know, the one that's equally amazing for work or a party and can be styled a zillion different ways depending on accessories? Yeah, that one.,

    Do I hear birds singing? Do I sense a makeover montage beginning?

    Promising review: "This is my best Amazon find yet and absolutely the most flattering dress I've found in years. The material doesn't wrinkle and the fit holds you in! The peplum falls on the perfect part of the body. I love the length too!!!!!!!!!!! Zero complaints." β€”DanieLam

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in nine colors).

    6. And the elusive perfect crossbody that holds a ton of stuff while still being cute, which you've been searching for for just as long.


    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this bag here.

    Promising review: "This is an unbelievable bargain. I've looked everywhere for the perfect crossbody bag, and this is it. The inside liner is soft and my giant iPhone 7 Plus fits perfectly in the front zipper!!! I'm about to order it in another color. The strap is longer than on most bags, which is what I was looking for." β€”S. Ducote

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in 22 colors).

    7. A pair of makeup brush cleaning mats so you can get your beauty tools truly clean for once, without having to stay at the sink for a small eternity.,

    Both sizes attach to the sink via suction cups, and the smaller one can also be held by using the suction cup as a grip! Just add soap and water and use the different textures on the mat to scrub every last bit of gunk out of your beloved brushes.

    Promising review: "This makeup brush cleaning mat literally changed my life. It makes cleaning brushes so much easier. I used to just wash them with my hands, and it took forever to get all the product out. This has directions on the mat about which area of the product is for which kind of brush. The grooves range from really big for heavy duty foundation brushes to small grooves for smaller brushes like eyebrow brushes. If you're a huge clean freak this is a smart investment. You won't regret it!" β€”Quins&Atoms

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (available in five colors).

    8. A hella compact portable charger that over 23,000 (!!!) reviewers never want to leave home without β€” and you shouldn't either.


    It comes with a micro USB cable, storage bag, and an 18-month warranty. It can add a little over a full charge to an iPhone 8 or up to 80% of a full charge to an Android.

    Promising review: "I absolutely trust this charger. With a surplus of portable chargers on the market, it's difficult to identify and separate the good from the junk. I've tried over eight different ones and can't say enough about this extremely reliable, user-friendly, and ergonomically distinct product that can fit in your pocket. Of course, it's not going to pack the punch of a big, bulky charger, but that's not the point of this little guy. Even given the small size, it can't be beat. I would argue it's an absolute necessity in this era where phone utilization/battery drainage is a daily occurrence." β€”Braxton Aldrich

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    9. Funny and clever Wine Condoms to protect your beloved beverages from spills and keep them fresh. And unlike your jerk ex-boyfriend, the bottles won't wine when you insist they roll one on.


    Unlike stoppers, they fit different sized bottles and won't make the bottles so tall you can't fit them in the fridge. They keep out oxygen to keep your wine tasting its best, and reviewers say you can even reuse them!

    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for a family member who is a wine aficionado, partly for a laugh but also for their great concept. When she opened them, I did get a huge laugh, but once she understood the concept she was amazed. I've received confirmation from her that they work wonders and truly provide an airtight seal. Now all the corks can go in the trash after they come out and a wine condom goes on!!" β€”Thomas

    Get a box of six from Amazon for $13.97.

    10. A genius tumbler that'll allow you to make iced tea on the go. Just let the tea steep in the outer compartment and fill the inner one with ice. Push them together, and you're ready to spill (and sip) the tea!


    You probably won't actually spill it, though, since it's got a leak-proof lid. Plus, it's BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $28.99.

    11. The Panda Planner, which over 3,500 people swear by for helping them keep a positive attitude β€” it helps you track goals and gratitude in all areas of your life, not just your to-do list. No diary since Tom Riddle's has had this much soul.


    It's got monthly, weekly, and daily sections that each have plenty of space to write down goals and plans at the beginning and wins and ways to improve at the end. There are also spaces for extra notes, places to write daily affirmations, what you're looking forward to, and what exercise you're planning to get each day.

    Also check out BuzzFeed Reviews' picks for the best planners at every price point.

    Promising review: "I'm a huge fan of planners. I love to stay organized but I have a hard time remaining positive in my environment. I found this and ordered it RIGHT AWAY! Taking time to write about what you're grateful/excited for changes your whole life. This is my word to anyone considering this book. If you are depressed (like I was), apathetic (like I was), and just not living to your potential, BUY THIS BOOK! The first day I used it, I made more sales that day than in the whole prior month. I was SUPER motivated. I kept looking at it to not only take care of my tasks but to continuously see that positivity. I could go ON AND ON about this planner. This is the best thing you can do for your mental health that is drug-free and works immediately!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in four colors).

    12. Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit lipstick in "Flame of the Game," a totally badass (and under $5) liquid red lip that actually stays πŸ‘ the πŸ‘ heck πŸ‘ on πŸ‘., Amazon

    Check out more of the best lipsticks you can get on Amazon.

    Promising review: "GUYS. I've never left a customer review on Amazon before and I place a lot of orders. I had to review this though. I'm a lipstick bitch. I've owned all kinds of lipsticks β€” all brands, all prices. I tried this because it was cheap, I'm ballin' on a budget right now, and I ran out of my red lip. GUYS, I'M SO SHOOK. This lipstick is less than $5 and is legit the same quality, if not better, than Stila liquid lipstick. The ONLY 'downside,' which isn't even a downside, is that the lipstick is a little bit more orange-red than a classic red, but I love it. I kissed my hand for a test and it didn't transfer at all. It feels soft and isn't like a damn desert on my lips. I always apply Burt's Bees lip balm first, so this might help, but it's so soft and not sticky. I LOVE IT. GET IT. BRB, ORDERING ALL THE COLORS." β€”Gabi Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $3.79 (find more colors here).

    13. Jumbo sticky tabs with space to write notes that honestly make me a little mad every time I see them β€” HOW did I not know about these in college???


    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these sticky tabs.

    Promising review: "These are exactly what I didn't know I needed in my life. I'm an English education grad student, so it's important for me to keep all my notes and readings as organized as possible. There was honestly no great system for this...UNTIL NOW! These sticky notes are big enough to write actual thoughts AND I can conveniently write what the note is for on the tab! It saves me so much time flipping through my notes. I'm glad I bought the two pack (especially since my mom nabbed one!). At the end of each color in the pack there's a non-sticky back, so you can take the little booklet apart or flip to the color you want without wasting any!" β€”suddenproximity

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $3.71.

    14. Reusable toaster bags, aka basically every lazy cook's dream come true. You can use them for everything from making grilled cheese (you don't even need to butter the bread!) to getting leftovers all crispy and delish (no more soggy pizza!).


    They can also help reduce cross-contamination if you're sharing appliances with someone with different dietary restrictions. Plus, one pack will last you for ages β€” you can put them in the dishwasher and reuse each one up to 100 times!

    Promising review: "No more dragging out the pan to have grilled cheese sandwiches. These are so easy and grease-free. I like to warm slices of pizza in these, too, so the crust is crispy. I just cut off the pointy end and put it in the bag beside the slice." β€”Marie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A foot massage roller that has soothed the aches of over 2,000 reviewers β€” and that's no small feet.


    Promising review: "I have plantar fasciitis, and have been looking for ways to help relieve the discomfort in my feet. This product has been AMAZING. I keep it at the side of my bed, so I can use it every night before bed and each morning when I wake up. It feels SO GOOD β€” it's one of those things where once you use it, you don't know how you ever got through life without it! Not only does it relieve pain, but it helps me start my day feeling a little bit more energized, and as a mom of three, every little bit helps! I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone who wants to treat their feet!" β€”Alden Stowe

    Get it from Amazon for $18.47.

    16. A hanging wall organizer with six removable folders that'll get your messy piles of papers into organization porn-level order in no time at all.,

    It's also got a clear pocket in the front that's great for a calendar or anything you need to keep in your sight. Each folder can hold up to 25 sheets, and the whole thing can be collapsed and secured with the attached cord for easy transport. It even comes with blank stickers for labeling the tabs. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this organizer.

    Promising review: "I've used one of these for several years, and when it got damaged, I ran right out to replace it. It's bright and easy to use. We use it as a way to communicate with our staff. Each person has their folder, and I have a place to put items I need to know they received. I have three of these for three different purposes. What I love best about this product is that when I'm in a hurry and on my way to a meeting, this file system has my back. I hang one by the door of my office so I can grab the file I need. It's colorful and has helped me color-code my projects as well. Now, I've begun to think of my needs in terms of colors and I can find them quickly and easily. The calendar pocket in the front is also helpful. I have another one of these for family hung by the back door of the mudroom at home." β€”Shelly Sidhu

    Get it from Amazon for $11.26+ (available in three colors).

    17. An ingenious hair tie-holding cuff bracelet to make keeping elastics handy way less irritating and way more β€” dare I say it β€” chic.


    The bracelet also comes with four hair ties (because you can never have too many).

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!! This is the best thing I've ever found on Amazon! I have very thick hair and there is nothing worse than a ponytail holder that cuts off of the circulation to my wrist at first, just to have it break later so I have to start the process over again. This is worth the money." β€”leah williams

    Get it from Amazon for $14.68 (available in three colors).

    18. A pretty set of bag tags that'll actually ensure once and for all that you didn't leave anything at home...or in the cab...or at baggage claim.

    Forever 21

    Just think β€” if the McCallister's had had one of these for each of their kids, Home Alone would never have even happened.

    Get a set of three from Forever 21 for $9.03 (originally $12.90).

    19. An absolutely OMG-worthy Rex the dinosaur mini backpack complete with 3D feet and an iconic cloud lining. Honestly, where has this been all my life? I need it NOW.

    Box Lunch

    The back of the bag even says "I can't take all this uncertainty!" which is an iconic quote because it's such a big mood.

    Get it from Box Lunch for $52.42 (originally $69.90).

    20. A super efficient salad-making gadget that's basically a bowl, strainer, and cutting board all in one. Goodbye, washing a million dishes.


    You can use it like a colander to rinse your veggies, then turn the clear part upside down over the green bottom. Slide a knife through all the slits, turn the top 90 degrees, repeat, and you're all set! Plus, it's dishwasher safe. Check out a Tasty video demonstrating the use of a similar tool.

    Promising review: "I kinda got this as a joke because I HATE cooking and chopping veggies. Well, the joke was on me. It took me longer to take carrots, celery hearts, and lettuce out of the bags than it did chop a salad. I love it. I'll continue to use it and buy another if it breaks. It's well worth the price." β€”Mickeymalone

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A handy hair tool holder, which I think everyone who ever uses hot styling tools should be legally required to own.


    It can withstand up to 450 degrees, and it's got one hook on the back to hang it in your bathroom plus two smaller ones on the side to keep the tool's cord tightly wrapped around it.

    Promising review: "Until now, I hadn't found a receptacle that I could put a hot tool into, and I was forced to leave them on the counter, where I often forgot to unplug them or even turn them off. This handy holder is a lifesaver and has ensured that I remember to be an adult with my styling tools and put them out of the way of becoming a fire hazard! Save yourselves the stress of thinking you'll burn down your bathroom and buy this product!" β€”KCyalater

    Get it from Amazon for $8.18+ (available in four colors).

    22. Cheeky planning sticky notes that seem simple, but will help you think about your to-do list in a game-changing way (aka, NOT pile on more than you can handle).


    Promising review: "Honestly, I'm really not sure how I lived without these before. Being able to sit down at the end of the night and think about what you MUST do the next day versus what would be nice to accomplish is such a handy way of organizing things. It makes tasks feel much smaller and more manageable. This is my new favorite Knock Knock product β€” and that's saying a lot, because the brand has so much cool stuff." β€”Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.24.

    23. Activated charcoal shoe deodorizing bags ready to give stench and extra moisture the boot. And, since you can reuse them for up to two years, $10 now means no stinky shoes till the 2010s are history.

    Amazon, Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    They're fragrance- and chemical-free! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of these wonders.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!!I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. These were the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Okay, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in-leather grossness was gone. I'm so happy!" β€”Erin

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. A subscription to an amazing service that'll deliver chocolate and books β€” aka the two things you can absolutely never have enough of β€” right to your door every month. Sorry, Lizzie McGuire, but THIS is what dreams are made of.


    Each month, you'll get a new book and chocolate plus a hot drink to enjoy along with them!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.58+/month (available in seven genres, including award winners, YA, romance, thrillers, and hidden gems).

    25. And a stunning and splurge-worthy kit that lets you customize your own statement earrings by mixing and matching posts and bottoms. Forget not having the right earrings to finish a look (or getting stuck in a style rut) ever again.


    You can also rock the posts by themselves for more casual occasions, so you basically never need to buy earrings again after this.

    Get three pairs of posts and three pairs of bottoms from Baublebar for $78.

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