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    42 Products Under $30 Reviewers Actually Swear By

    Small budget, big benefits.

    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 HyperChiller, which you just need to fill with water and freeze — then it's ready to turn just-brewed hot coffee into iced coffee in (get this) only 60 seconds.

    demonstration of hyperchiller in use with text "save money in three easy steps the hyperchiller pays for itself in less than two months by making iced coffee at home. brew chill pour"

    Promising review: "AMAZING AND LIFE-CHANGING! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING PRODUCT I'VE BOUGHT FROM AMAZON! I love iced coffee but only kinda like hot coffee. So I've suffered through years of trying to make iced coffee. Pour hot coffee over ice? Diluted trash. Put coffee in freezer? Takes hours! Half the time I'd forget it and have to then microwave my frozen brick of coffee. I ended up buying iced coffee way too much, basically throwing away money. Since I've bought this, I've used it one to three times a day, and over the six-ish months I've had it, have bought coffee maybe three times. If you love iced coffee, you need this! I'm not getting paid to promote this, I promise, it really is life-changing for the iced coffee addict. There is an issue with the threading of the top screwing into the bottom. It does unattach and cause issues. But! A small price to pay for the incredible invention. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! So amazing, yet so simple. Buy two in case something happens to your first. I'm not being dramatic. At the price, it really is magical." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    2. Slouchy overalls with roomy pockets and a lightweight fabric perfect for lounging or striking the balance of comfy and cute on the weekends — while still being extremely mirror-selfie-worthy.

    reviewer in black cropped overalls
    reviewer in olive overalls with their hand in one of the pockets

    Some reviewers recommend sizing down, unless you're tall!

    Promising review: "I never want to take them off! If you've been hesitant about whether or not to buy these, then this is your official sign to just do it!! I kept these in my 'saved for later' cart for nearly a year before finally deciding to take the leap, and oh my GOSH I am so glad I did! This is officially my favorite pair of overalls and absolutely perfect for fall. They're so comfortable, and I most certainly will be ordering more in other colors. So, if you're looking to unleash your inner painter/gardener, then this is the perfect outfit for you :D." —Nathan R Ford

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in women's sizes S–3XL and in 12 colors and prints).

    3. The LifeStraw, aka an emergency preparedness tool for anyone who needs water to survive. It's an incredible portable filter that'll let you safely drink from even the ickiest-looking natural water sources. No wonder it's got over 10,000 positive reviews., Amazon

    It claims to filter out 99.999999% of bacteria, and can be reused tons of times (for drinking up to 1,000 gallons!). Plus, with each straw purchased, the company provides clean water to a child for a year. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on the LifeStraw.

    Promising review: "This thing is no joke! I took it backpacking in Maine's Bigelow range. When I ran out of the water I brought, I was AOK with this. On top of one of the lower peaks, I drank from the most disgusting-looking crevice filled with brown scum. I thought, this is going to be safe, but taste horrid. WRONG. IT TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER, better than any tap. I'm from Maine, and I've tasted plenty of water right from mountain springs, so take my word for it. One note: It can be a little challenging to use at first. You have to start by soaking it; if it still doesn't work, blow into it a bit. Get one for your outdoor adventures, and one for your bug-out bag, which everyone should have in case of natural disaster." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in two colors).

    4. A multi-surface pet stain and odor eliminator that over 13,000 people (and presumably their furry friends) swear by. Because even the goodest boys and girls sometimes make messes, and you'll want to have this on hand (er, paw) when they do so it can be like it never happened.

    This stuff is from a small, family-run business, and you can use it on floors, clothes, carpets, furniture, and pretty much anything else. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover.

    Promising review: "LIQUID GOLD. This is an exceptional product! We are an unofficial rescue home for dogs and cats. The latest dog is an 8-year-old Chihuahua, and she was not house trained because she had a doggy door that allowed her to go outside whenever she needed to. So during the transition period from untrained to at least my being trained to understanding her sign language, we have had our share of accidents. We also had some leftover stains from previous dogs in spite of our efforts with other cleaners. New or old urine, this cleaner is phenomenal. The stains sometimes disappear right in front of you. I have to mark the spot I am cleaning so I know where to go back to in order to apply the clean rag or towel to absorb any residual liquid. Don't know how many products we have tried. This is the very first one that deserved a 5-star review. So I just ordered the gallon bottle and will put it on Subscribe & Save as well. I highly recommend it. Obviously." —Gkayemarie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (or $18.97 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    5. Throw Throw Burrito, an amazing card game friends and fam can play indoors or out that, yes, involves throwing squishy burritos at each other.

    The game box, which reads "Throw Throw Burrito a dodgeball card game from the creators of Exploding Kittens" with the two burrito toys visible and an arrow that says "You throw these"

    It works for two to six players seven and older!

    Promising review: "We've had this game for roughly three days now and have played every night since receiving it in the mail. My family has multiple closets full of games and this is our favorite, hands down, better than Pictionary, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Operation, Jenga, Boggle, Scrabble, ConnectFour, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, and Othello combined. Let me be clear: First of all, it's simple. You keep five cards in hand at all times and draw from a pile and discard into another as fast as you can, in order to make matching sets. Everyone draws and discards at the same time and usually the game is a giant mess. Second, you throw burritos at each other. You heard me. Occasionally someone draws a set of burrito cards, and then you have to throw burritos at your family members. Sometimes there are tears. Sometimes your daughter gets so angry that she pummels you repeatedly with one of the burritos until her father tells her to stop beating up her mother. Sometimes the dog jumps up and down thinking you are screaming in pain when your are only laughing hysterically as your husband bashes you with a foam burrito. Let me be clear. This is a card game. This is dodge ball. It is the best thing that has happened to our family since the birth of our child." —Light Junkie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (also available in an "extreme outdoor" edition). You can also combine it with Throw Throw Avocado for extra fun.

    6. An adorable but also durable squeaky plush duck beloved by the pups of over 5,000 reviewers. It can survive longer than most toys (read: more than two days) even with pooches who love to tear things up, so it's sure to fit the ~bill~ and become the most indispensable toy in their box.

    AnaMaria Glavan/BuzzFeed,

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor AnaMaria Glavan's Frenchie, Rockie, usually destroys toys in days, but this cutie lasted him MONTHS. She also says the squeaky sound wasn't too annoying — bless. Check out AnaMaria's full Duckworth dog toy review.

    Promising review: "My mini Aussie loves to find the weakest spot of a stuffed toy. Once he does, he then meticulously pulls out all of the stuffing inside, while making sure to leave the tiniest hole possible. We typically avoid stuffed toys altogether to avoid the mess, but I saw all the good reviews for Duckworth and decided to roll the dice! My husband laughed out loud when I pulled this out of the package, and made a bet with me that it wouldn't last the weekend. I'm happy to report that it has been two solid weeks and Duckworth is still with us! Not only is he alive (fully intact, too) but our Aussie LOVES him! Sure, he plays rough with him from time to time, but he also snuggles him and carries him around everywhere. It's like his baby. I'm sure Duckworth will eventually meet his demise, but we're just happy he's survived two full weeks. :)" —Whitney

    Note that if your pup does love to chew, they shouldn't be left unsupervised with even the most durable toys!

    Get it in one of five random colors from Amazon for $4.23.

    7. Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later eyeshadow primer, a cruelty-free, waterproof base to keep your shadows from creasing and to really make colors pop. And trust me, you will be thanking it later when your look is still perfect after hours of wear.,

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

    Promising review: "I don't really know anything about makeup, but I attended a wedding, and I felt like it was appropriate for me to wear a little. My problem was that my eyes are hooded, and eyeshadow pigments always end up along my hidden crease, creating a huge mess. My sister, a makeup lover, told me that all I need was a good eye primer that would hold the pigments in place. I don't really know how to blend, but with this, my drugstore eyeshadow pigment stayed on my lids for eight hours with very slight fading. This definitely gets five stars." —Tabitha Reed

    Get it from Amazon for $13.75 (or $12.38 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    8. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes, which are — get this — pretty miraculous. As in, they can help you actually keep a plant alive just by sticking a couple in the soil.


    Each spike can be used for 30–60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics on the right are all of the same plant — the top one shows how this magical stuff helped the rather sad dude perk up in just 10 days, and the bottom one shows that he's completely come back to life three weeks later!

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple of days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product and it was a great price." —victoria

    Get 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.79, and get a version for orchids here.

    9. CND SolarOil, a low-key miraculous oil here to banish brittle nails and dry cuticles for good. Nailed it!,

    Promising review: "I had a problem with my cuticles getting so dry that they would split sometimes, and no matter how many times I put lotion on my hands they would never get moist enough to lay flat like they’re supposed to. My nails were dry and brittle, so I’d end up with one breaking and then have to cut them all back in order to have them the same length. This oil has ended all of that. Now I have to cut them back because they seem to be growing faster. I haven’t had a nail split since the day I started using this oil. It soaks into your cuticles and nails so well. I was really good at using it every day in the beginning, but in the last week I got busy and and only used it twice so I ended up with a split cuticle. That’ll help you remember, right?!?! I got back on track these last two days and the cuticle is healed already. That’s just how moisturizing this stuff is. I highly recommend it!" —mlasorensen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    10. A beyond satisfying three-step cradle cap treatment kit that includes a sponge, brush, and comb (plus a storage stand for them) parents swear by to get rid of all those nasty flakes on their babies' otherwise very cute heads.,

    Promising review: "Take my money. This works. It just does. It will work for you — there’s no way your baby’s cradle cap will win this war. Granted my 3-month-old didn’t have the worst case of it, but I used this system once. One time. All of the crusty gunk removed by the comb of wonders. Had to clean it off three times during the bath. Which was very gratifying. It’s like popping a zit. I only got to experience the joy once, because that was all it took. Cradle cap gone." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88.

    11. The Cat Dancer, a super-simple wire toy that every cat and owner alike will become paws-itively obsessed with. It's the $3 way to get your cat to perform the most hilarious antics of their nine lives, so I suggest having a camera ready.,

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go wild. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I've never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $2.21.

    12. A sturdy shoe rack that can hold up to 30 pounds of fabulous footwear instead of letting it all getting squished at the back of your closet. After all, your shoe collection deserves to be put on a pedi-stal.

    The four-tier shoe rack in bronze in Sam's closet, with four pairs on each shelf
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    The levels can also be removed if you want to leave more room above one shelf for tall boots.

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Sam Wieder swears by this baby, writing: "I actually don't remember how I managed to find shoes in my closet before getting this shoe rack (I say as if didn't literally just set this up three weeks ago, but oh well.) I kept my shoes neatly lined up at the bottom of my closet, but time and time again, would find myself going on a treasure hunt to find a pair I was looking for, because they somehow got buried underneath a sea of other random belongings I would throw into my closet for easy storage. This looks really neat after you set it up and place shoes on it, and I highly recommend it. I will say, this is much easier to set up if two people can do it together, but, it's not impossible to set up alone. It may take a bit more time, but it can be done with a bit of patience!"

    Promising review: "This is a great value for the $! I put it together myself in about an hour! It is sturdy and attractive and fits about 16 pairs of shoes. I am even using the top tier now to showcase some of my decorations in my foyer and it looks great! Been looking for shoe rack for this area that was easy to assemble for quite a while. Finally found it! Highly recommend." —Sharon/LasVegas,NV

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

    13. A possibly magical wine stain remover capable of saving you from the effects of your clumsier moments. Pinot more clothing and carpeting casualties after a boozy night in (or out).

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical, but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This Cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux-fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." —PersianTess

    Get it from Amazon for $10.60.

    14. The Makeup Eraser, a magical plush cloth that'll make it easy to do the annoying-but-necessary task of removing your makeup at the end of the day. It can take off EVERY LAST DROP of even the most elaborate looks with just water, and you can wash and reuse it over and over and over. Remind me why you spent so much money on other cleansers and removers again?

    reviewer wearing heavy foundation, powder, eyeshadow, lipstick, and lashes
    reviewer with all makeup removed
    @chastityst.cage on Instagram / Via

    One side is made for removing product and the other for exfoliating.

    Promising review: "I LOVE makeup. Specifically, eye makeup. Love a good cat eye and layering eyeshadow. I've always had to bleach my towels to get the remnants of my mascara and eyeliner off. I hate every eye makeup remover that I've tried because it either stings or makes my eyelids oily (y tho?). This thing has seriously changed things for me. It gets my makeup COMPLETELY off in less than one minute without harsh scrubbing. I no longer have to buy any kind of cotton balls or cotton pads that will end up in a landfill. I can actually buy new towels and demote the stained ones to cleaning towels. My skin is clearer because it is makeup-free before I wash it and my eyes no longer burn! GETTTT ITTTT." —Cori A.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.76+ (available in eight colors).

    15. A roll-up dish rack that's so much more than a dish rack. It'll save you a ridiculous amount of counter space, both during cooking and cleanup, since you can use it to dry dishes, thaw meat, and strain veggies, or even as just another place to put cutting boards and dishes during meal prep. And when you're done, you can just roll it up and put it under the sink!,

    Promising review: "How did I ever get along without this thing? We were looking for a way to dry dishes without taking up counter space with a dedicated drying rack. I decided to give this little contraption a try, and boy, am I glad I did. It is incredibly versatile and is a wonderful addition to our kitchen. So far I have used it for drying large items over the sink, filling a pot when the sink was already full, and as a counter trivet for a hot pan, and it performs beautifully in all these roles. The metal rods are strong and sturdy enough to hold heavy items, long enough to span our sink from multiple angles, and best of all, it rolls up for easy storage when not in use. All around a great kitchen tool, and I'll never be without one again." —T. Eicher

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in three sizes).

    16. Knee-high compression socks woven with copper that'll help increase blood flow and reduce swelling and soreness when you're on your feet from morning 'til night, or even if you're just going for a run or taking a long flight. Bonus: These come in lots of cute color and pattern options!,

    Promising review: "Great for anyone who stands or walks a lot. I am an RN who works 12-hour shifts. I have been at it for over 40 years. Through the years I have tried numerous compression socks, but usually gave them up after a few weeks because the discomfort outweighed the benefits. Not true of these socks. They are extremely comfortable, stay up without bunching, and fit perfectly. I love the colors. Our uniforms are dictated by management so we always use our socks as a means of personalizing and to be able to have options other than white is fantastic. I never realized how different my legs would feel with good compression socks. I will not work another day without them." —resa9699

    Get a pack of eight pairs from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in two sizes and 19 color and print combinations).

    17. A roomy, space-saving tea organizer so you can banish bulky boxes for good and actually see all your flavor options when you go to brew a cup.,

    Some reviewers drilled holes in it or used Command strips to mount it to the wall!

    Promising review: "I have an ridiculous amount of tea (looseleaf and bagged). This product worked marvelously! It lives up to its promise of holding over 150 tea bags (if you utilize the bottom drawers as well)! It looks very nice on my counter. I've even been able to stack my little tins of loose-leaf tea on top and beside it to create a nice little tea corner." —The Browns

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in three colors).

    18. Coty Airspun loose face powder, a magical setting powder that over 7,000 reviewers use to help them really, truly slay all day.


    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I've been using Laura Mercier's Translucent loose setting powder (which is $39) for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m., I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the Laura Mercier powder and is about 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72 (or $5.43 with the Subscribe & Save option; available in three shades).

    19. Washable microfiber mop pads that'll fit on your trusty Swiffer WetJet or similar mops so you can kick wasteful and pricey disposable pads to the curb. They even pick up more gunk, so you'll wonder why you haven't been using these the whole time.,

    One pad can last up to 100 washes and works on pretty much any surface, from wood to tile to stone.

    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce waste with disposable pads and I was pleasantly surprised by these. This photo [on the right] was AFTER I cleaned the floor with the disposable pad! I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner then the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95 (or $12.30 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    20. A roll-on headache and migraine relief stick, which I haven't stopped talking about it since I first tried it and I don't plan on stopping any time soon.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed, Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    I started using this magical product (which is made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oils) a few years ago and since then have told approximately 1,089,642 people about it. I keep one in my purse at all times and I reorder before I'm actually close to running out. While it won't kill a major migraine on its own, it feels super soothing and cooling (they even upgraded the product recently to have an extra cooling metal applicator!). If I end up taking ibuprofen for my headache, this is really nice to use while it kicks in. Also, if I just have a slight headache or just the beginnings of one, a few swipes of this (lightly on my temples and forehead and as heavily as I want on my neck) can actually knock it out or delay it getting worse. It's so great to help me get through my busy workdays and activities, and I really wish I'd had it during high school and college to help me get through the day then! Read my full review here.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (or $10.79 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    21. A super affordable throw in a stylish design like checks or ombré that really combines style and (snuggly) substance., Amazon

    Promising review: "If you haven't pressed 'add to cart' yet DO IT NOW. This is the softest fl*ffin' blanket I've ever held in my arms, both before and after washing. I've dreamt of this blanket for years and not in my wildest Lifetime-watching, couch lounging days did I think I would find it. I'm not weird, but I would marry this blanket if I could and if you're married please know that if you buy it, you will consider a divorce while you figure out how to marry it too. Must be spun out of angel hair and puppy tears. Not sure how it got past customs and I don't care. Order this blanket or spend the rest of your life knowing you made the biggest mistake you will ever make." —Maverick

    Get it from Amazon for 15.99+ (available in four sizes and 14 designs).

    22. A genius device that sticks right on your (or your kid's or pet's) pill bottle so you never have to doubt whether you took your medicine or not. Plus, they're reusable, so you can peel 'em off and stick on new bottles when you get a refill.

    reviewer holding pharmacy pill bottle with device stuck on that has a yes/no slider for each day of the week

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? I love it. This is a lifesaver! I’ve been looking for something like this for years. I always forget 10 minutes later if I actually took my medicine or just put it down. I’ve tried so many different ways, making marks on the bottle, making stickers, and other pill containers. None ever work. And pill containers are so bulky when I only need one pill." —Niki

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A game-changing pair of no-tie shoelaces you can use to turn any pair of shoes into comfy, perfect-fitting slip-ons and banish gross, hazardous dangling shoelaces forever. Just ask the over 16,000 positive reviewers.


    Some reviewers even recommend using them in place of drawstrings on pants!

    Promising review: "In 10 years, this is only my second review. These have blown me away to the point that I had to share an unexpected benefit. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot's lace tension each time. The Lock Laces looked like they could save me some time. Well, the results are better than I imagined. I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tension. The Lock Laces are stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to let my feet out when I try to get them off. Another added benefit is that they make walking and simply wearing my boots more comfortable. The original laces had no stretch at all, and gave the entire boot a rigid feel when tightened. The Lock Laces make the entire boot feel more comfortable, with good support all around, without the rigidity and pressure points." —John C.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 13 colors).

    24. A genius Pick 'N Peel stone kit that comes with a lava rock coated in latex-based glue, a refill bottle of the glue, and a picking hook, so anxious and fidgety folks can oh so satisfyingly pick away whenever the urge strikes. *So* much better than picking at your skin, but just as soothing.


    It's from a small business based in Pittsburgh, which also offers each of the parts individually if you lose one or need a refill.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe I waited so long to buy this! It definitely keeps my hands busy. I thought I would go through the paint super quickly, but I haven’t even needed to reapply yet. My anxiety is so bad lately, I was picking my nails until they bled and hurt for days afterwards. Since I got this stone I haven’t picked my nails at all! I’m so glad I finally ordered it. If you’re thinking about this, get it, now!" —Andrea Fercho

    Get it from Pick 'N Peel Stones on Etsy for $27.99.

    25. Bio Oil, an amazing vitamin A and E formula that over 7,500 5-star reviewers swear by for working skincare miracles, from fading scars to smoothing and moisturizing. Basically, it's the secret ingredient your self-care routine has been missing.

    reviewer's skinned knee partially healed
    reviewer's knee with oil on it, almost entirely healed

    This is my go-to for fading scars, and it really can work fast. I had an acne scar on my face I just couldn't stop picking at (you know how it is), and I picked some of this up at the drugstore and it healed my forehead up in a matter of days. It absorbs quickly and just feels nice to put on, so I'm tempted to use it pretty much everywhere! The design of the bottle is really cute and convenient, too.

    Promising review: "I have eczema and I'm constantly trying to find basic skincare than I can use regularly. I have some really bad mosquito bite scars from last summer and some issues with hyperpigmentation, not to mention scarring from eczema outbreaks throughout the years. I saw this reviewed online and decided to give it a try, even though every other product they recommended for skincare was a bust for me. Not this! It smelled like it was going to be too strong and the consistency felt like it was just going to sit on my skin, so I was shocked when my skin drank it in and I had no irritation at all. Even better, after about two months I started noticing some fading and my skin texture felt better. Now it's been about four months and I'm a believer. I'm still on my first bottle (it seems like I've needed to use less over time or something), but I'm considering sizing up with my next purchase, just so I can drench myself in it daily...I'm only kind of exaggerating. It's actually gentle enough for my face and I can't even use Cetaphil on my face (I use very gentle face wash and moisturizer). I hope it becomes your new go-to skin treatment too!" —MissMaria82

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (or $8.47+ with the Subscribe & Save option; available in three sizes).

    26. Low-priced and high-quality bike shorts, which, like any of the trusty pairs you've been living in lately, are great for wearing for workouts, while chillaxing, or under dresses. What makes these babies must-haves? POCKETS and over 7,000 (!!!) positive reviews.


    Promising review: "They fit great, look great, and cover my thighs so they don’t rub, which is a lifesaver walking around in the desert! They also have pockets that go down the leg and hold a phone no problem!" —Kali W.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.49+ (available in women's sizes XS–3XL and in 40 colors and styles, including different lengths).

    27. A set of water-resistant, space-saving packing cubes that over 8,000 (!!!) reviewers swear by for maximizing their suitcase space. Besides, you want to show your fabulous vacation clothes a little more respect than just shoving them chaotically into your bag.

    Promising review: "I'm officially sold on packing cubes! These things are amazing! I can't believe I've been packing without them my whole life. These are great quality and come in fun colors. I appreciate the mesh lining that allows you to peek inside. They're also a great value. I packed my clothes, shoes, and toiletry bag for a 10-day trip to Europe as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was so much more room after packing in the cubes! The items I fit in the cubes and bag were: two jackets, a jean vest, four pairs of pants, two pairs of shorts, a romper, four dresses, a maxi skirt, seven tank tops, four shirts, three camisoles, three pajama sets, 15 pairs of undies, six pairs of socks, and four pairs of shoes. Why are you still reading?? Go buy these cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get a set of four plus a laundry bag from Amazon for $22.99 (available in nine colors).

    28. The perfect tomato-slicing knife, which hundreds of reviewers are legit obsessed with. Notoriously difficult-to-slice fruits are no match for this wonder.


    I mean, look at the reviewer's slices above. Borderline pornographic.

    Promising review: "Best knife ever. I could not cook without this knife. Not just for tomatoes. I use it as a paring knife and for most tasks that don't require a chef's knife. It's extremely sharp. I just bought two more since I lost my original one and never want to be without it." —Bita B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    29. A gluten- and cruelty-free mascara that reviewers say actually stays the heck on, even through long days and sweat. As if that wasn't amazing enough, it's Only. Five. Dollars.

    Kayla with the mascara on one eye and without on the other, her lashes look dramatically longer with
    Kayla Boyd/BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd (whose lovely face is pictured above) says it really lives up to the hype! Check out her full Essence Lash Princess mascara review.

    Promising review: "Best mascara of all time!!! Never will I ever be without this mascara. I've got short, thin lashes and have had a graveyard of mascara that I would constantly give to my friend or daughter because they never lived up to the hype. This is amazing. I will sometimes add a fiber thing with it to make it even better, but it's great on its own. And the price makes it even more ridiculous. I seriously had my doubts but I'm a total fan now after using it. Getting ready to buy another tube now. It's lasted three months so far and I use it pretty much daily. I can't tell how much is left, but I don't want to risk being without it." —angmoore

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    30. A simple-yet-brilliant lid organizer with adjustable dividers so you can finally, finally, FINALLY find the lid that actually fits the container you're using, instead of giving up and going with plastic wrap instead.


    Promising review: "This product does exactly what it's supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes).

    31. A Curl Cap, aka a backless, satin-lined baseball hat designed specially for folks whose natural curls are damaged by or don't fit under traditional caps. ~Hats off~ to the inventor, who was inspired by her own experience trying to rock the baseball cap look with natural hair.

    founder wears the denim version with her curls coming out the back

    It's from a Black woman–owned small business!

    Promising review: "I haven't had much luck in the last 10 years finding something big enough to cover my dreads when I want to go hiking, camping, or just out and about. When I stumbled upon this, I was admittedly skeptical, but this baby fit like a glove. If you've been contemplating buying one, do it! You won't regret it. The shipping was fast. The quality of the item is good and there's plenty of wiggle room should you have hair as thick and long as mine." —Maya Reyna

    Get it from CurlCap on Etsy for $14.99 (available in eight colors).

    32. A set of sandwich-cutting tools that'll change the lunch game if your kids are sandwich-crust-refusing picky eaters. No more PB&J leaking all over their lunch box or time spent tediously trimming off the crusts when trying to get them out the door for school.


    Each of the three included shapes has three pieces: a small cutter to cut meat, cheese, and other fillings into the right size, a sandwich cutter, and a sealing tool. The package even comes with cute joke cards to pack in your kiddo's lunch box!

    Promising review: "My whole family is a huge fan of the traditional store-bought versions of these sandwiches. But I hate the price! I’m so glad I gave these cutters a try because, in less than an hour and with a single loaf of bread, I made two varieties of sandwiches that would’ve cost me over $10 in a grocery store. These cutters will definitely pay for themselves over time! You do have a significant amount of crust waste with each sandwich, but if you google recipes for bread pudding, you can use the scraps to make yourself a really tasty dessert! This is going to be a game changer for school lunches, and I can’t wait to experiment with other flavor combos for my kids!" —J. L. McHale

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.96.

    33. A natural shoe deodorizing spray made with lemongrass, mint, and tea tree essential oils that over 3,000 5-star reviewers say can save even those shoes so stinky, you'd considered banishing them to a deep circle of Hell.


    Promising review: "Even with the great reviews, I was convinced there was no way this would touch the stink in my son's shoes. These shoes...while headed to town as a family we were struck with the stench, so we turned the car around, drove 10 minutes back to the house, chucked them into the yard, and went to buy new shoes (which also stunk after one wear). He lost the new shoes three days in, just in time for my order to arrive. I was forced to try this with the nasty yard shoes. O. M. G. One soak in this stuff and the smell was GONE! I sniffed hard to find that underlying stink that I was sure was there. Gone. He's been wearing the newly revived demon shoes for a week at summer camp, spraying every day before he puts them on, and the smell is still GONE. Completely! It has a strong herbal/eucalyptus-type smell, but that fades and it smells clean anyways." —Broncodriver

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    34. An affordable and classic wrap dress that's just as chic and versatile as the designer alternative, but will make your wallet a heck of a lot happier.,

    Promising review: "The perfect LBD. This is my favorite dress! The fit is body-skimming without being too tight — think chic rather than club-wear bodycon. The knit is thick and expensive feeling. I am getting more colors!!!" —RaisinBran

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 24 colors and prints).

    35. A universal smartphone mount that can fit in your pocket and go with you anywhere to revolutionize your experience working from home, making video calls, and especially watching movies on planes.


    Promising review: "I bought this nifty gadget for a multi-leg, ultra-long-haul trip and it more than held up the entire duration. I was able to adjust it to fit the tray tables on different planes and like others, I find the height just nice when clamped onto a stowed tray table. It also works on my roller carry-on handle during layovers. However, I find myself using it a lot outside of travel too! Work-wise, I've clamped it onto my office desk shelving to hold my phone at eye level beside my computer. At home, I simply clamped it to a deck of cards and it turns into a versatile stand that I can place on any flat surface. Heck, I've been using it to hold my phone comfortably at eye level while watching videos in bed. It's extremely well-built and I find myself fidgeting with it all the time. Thus far it still feels solid and I don't anticipate breaking it any time soon. Even if it does break, I'll be happy to buy another one or two of it!" —Earendil

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    36. A luxe satin scrunchie made by a brand that specializes in products for 3a–4c hair, so you can really trust that it won't damage or crease your gorgeous strands.

    Bread Beauty Supply

    It's from a Black-woman owned business!

    Promising review: "I absolutely did not expect this scrunchie to come through like it has. It's gentle enough to wear it when I pineapple my hair at night but stays secure. I also wear it around my wrist almost every day as an accessory! Also, I accidentally ran it through the washer and dryer and the quality held up." —amelia a.

    Get it from Bread Beauty Supply for $16.

    37. A beyond convenient document clip that attaches to your monitor via Command strip and can hold up to 30 sheets of paper for you to easily reference when studying, transcribing, or doing any other task. No more glancing up and down constantly and losing your place.

    black and gray clip holding papers right alongside reviewer's monitor

    Promising review: "This simple item has made my life easier. It is extremely easy to install and to use. It has increased my productivity in the office when needing to refer to a hard document. When not in use, you can easily hide it behind your screen. It has two options to hold paper: one that you can just stick in and the other to clip on multiple documents." —Elee the Lawyer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    38. Orly's Bonder base coat, which will — no exaggeration — change your at-home mani game for good. It'll keep that beautiful mani/pedi you worked so hard on intact for days (perhaps weeks) to come, and actually make your nails easier to paint.


    The reviewer with the gorg mani above said their nails stayed perfect after a long day of gardening and housework! I believe it, because I'm an Orly devotee as well — I love pretty much all their products that I've tried, and their polish bottles have an excellent grippy handle. After seeing the amazing reviews for the base coat, I tried it too, and now I don't want to do my nails without it. Using this, I now take it for granted that my at-home mani will stay looking good for close to a week. The product calls itself "rubberized," which is a great way to describe the not unpleasantly sticky way it leaves your nails ready to better stick to polish. The major bonus is that with this, my clumsy self is able to do a better job painting my nails to begin with. Because of said rubbery stickiness, my polish brush doesn't slip all over the place or over the edges of my super-short nails. I'm able to do a way cleaner, more precise job, which then lasts longer too. TL;DR, this is an all-around win-win and a *must* buy.

    Promising review: "JUST BUY IT. This stuff is amazing. Prior to using this, my nails would last two, AT MOST three days without chipping. Now that I use this as a base coat, my manicures last at least a week with no major chipping. The very edge or tip might become worn down a little, but it's definitely not noticeable. I could probably keep them looking decent for two weeks if I added another coat of topcoat and was a little more careful with them. I was skeptical about buying this at first because I wasn't sure that a base coat would make much of a difference in the longevity of my manicure. I thought the secret to lasting nails mostly depended on the topcoat used, but I was wrong. Doing my nails is a lot more fun now that I don't have to worry about chipping after two days!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    39. Soft, high-waisted leggings that are ridiculously comfy — take it from the over 16,000 5-star reviews!!!

    reviewer in white leggings
    reviewer in bright blue leggings

    Promising review: "Holy crap, these leggings are amazing. Without exaggeration, they are the most comfortable item of clothing I've ever put on my body. I'm 5'10" and I often find 'one size' to be too short, but these fit down to my ankle. The best part is, the top doesn't roll and they don't slide down. Keeping in mind I'm wearing them during winter, they also didn't make me sweat. I didn't want to take them off. I need to order a billion pairs, including a few to wear to bed." —Avery T

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one size fits most for straight and plus sizes and in three styles, including one with pockets, and 21 colors).

    40. Glossier Boy Brow, a hypoallergenic, paraben-free brow shaping and filling gel that several of my coworkers LITERALLY never stop talking about.

    On the left, AnaMaria's brows looking thin with the text "Before :[". On the right, her brows fully filled in but looking very natural, with the text "After :')"
    Anamaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Especially BuzzFeed Shopping editor AnaMaria Glavan, whose full rave review you can read here (#5).

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life?? It is a very small product, but you only need a little bit to get the perfect, thick, feathery brows. I am obsessed with the tiny applicator, and like all Glossier products, it is so lovely and natural. It makes it looks like you naturally have stunning brows. Lasts all day but is easy to wash off. Buy this — you won’t regret it." —Anna K.

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five shades).

    41. A compact and cord-free milk frother so you can save some $$$ and wow your friends by creating Starbucks-worthy drinks at home. Because if there's one thing you truly can't live without? It's coffee.


    Promising review: "I’m a barista at Starbucks, so obviously I know how I like my coffee. For a while I was using an immersion blender to froth my milk for my morning cup of coffee but it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do. I finally bought this frother and I’m so so happy with it!! It doesn’t need to be plugged in so it takes up way less space. It is a lot quieter than the blender, and I can use any size cup I want because the frother is so small. Not only can I heat up my milk for a hot coffee, but I can also use it just the same with cold milk for my iced coffee!! Highly recommend this product!!" —Heather Michael

    Get it from Amazon for