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    33 Products That'll Help Upgrade Your Life For Under $25

    It's time to (*extremely Ciara voice*) level up.

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    1. The Guac-Lock, an amazing airtight container that'll allow you to enjoy guacamole goodness for days on end with no browning. Dreams really do come true.

    2. A cruelty-free nail polish remover that'll change the mani-pedi game and put every other remover you've tried to shame (take it from me).

    A bottle of the purple remover labeled "Genius Remover for gel, laquer, + hybrid" with Instagram Story text "The *fastest* remover!!"

    3. A fun-for-all-ages Goat Yoga game complete with an inflatable goat and LOL-worthy yoga pose and goat-themed challenges for players to complete. Because at this point in quarantine, your fam needs something a bit fresher than Scrabble, Apples To Apples, and Gin Rummy (and none of those involve goats anyway).

    4. Super spicy ground habanero powder you can use to (literally) heat up every dish from meat to veggies to rice to soup. May I also ~pepper~ in the fact that it's kosher, non-GMO, and sourced from environmentally responsible farmers?

    The packet of ground yellow habanero with the ground spice, which is dark brown

    5. Or some crunchy garlic chili oil for adding just the right amount of gourmet spice to all your homemade meals and sure to make you (gar)lick your lips.

    6. A Billie razor starter kit, a cult fave shaving set that BuzzFeed Shopping editors talk about more than pretty much any other product (and we talk about a lot of products). The kit includes a razor, a magnetic holder, and two blades for under $10.

    7. A visual grocery list pad so you can just circle what you need and be able to check at the store at a glance — no more struggling to read your own handwriting (I feel ya). The rows are even organized by category and have spaces next to each to write down other items, so you won't have to keep doubling back to an aisle you've already been in for something farther down the list.

    The colorful pad with food icons arranged in categories from fruits to pet care to deli to snacks

    8. A stylish and stretchy adhesive phone pocket to upgrade the look of your phone *and* allow you to easily head out for quick errands without having to schlep a purse or wallet.

    9. A luxe, vegan, and cruelty-free nail polish made without artificial fragrances or 10 major chemicals (including DBP, formaldehyde, parabens, and camphor) but made *with* the right stuff to make it gorgeous and chip-resistant. Oh, and that glam bottle will make all the other polishes in your kit jealous.

    10. A peach-scented silicone sponge that'll make you ditch your gross traditional kitchen sponge for good. This resists odor and microbes, for a sponge more durable than Mr. SquarePants himself — and that dude can munch his own arms like popcorn and grow them back.

    A reviewer photo of the orange, sudsy sponge in a pot

    11. A beyond clever whisk with a scraper you'll wonder how you ever baked without. Not only can you very satisfyingly swipe extra batter right off the wires to make sure none is wasted, you can also use the tool as a stand to prop up the whisk in a bowl or on the counter (...or take it off and use it to scrape any excess goodness out of the bowl).

    12. An ingenious washable, reusable, cotton-blend bacon towel to help you cut down on paper towel waste while still being able to effectively (and neatly) prep your favorite breakfast.

    bacon sitting on the quilted towel

    13. The genius Alleyoop Pen Pal, aka an incredibly fun and convenient four-in-one makeup pen that'll remind you of the multicolor pens of your youth. Just click down the various levers for eyeliner, lip liner, highlighter, and an eye/eyebrow pencil, all in one portable and adorable package.

    14. Fun pastel tie-dye sweats because if you've somehow made it this far in quarantine without getting in on the tie-dye loungewear trend, it's time to change that.

    Model wearing the yellow, lavender, and blue sweatpants with matching tee

    15. A handy Souper Cubes freezer tray that makes it ~souper~ easy to freeze a half or full cup portion of notoriously hard-to-freeze things like soup, sauces, or other liquid dishes and ingredients. Then just pop out as many cubes as you need for a meal or recipe and thaw!

    16. A simple and effective (but still cute and inspirational) planner notebook so you can not only keep your to-do list at a glance, but also rank tasks by order of priority and schedule tasks by the hour. Procrastination? I don't know her.

    The vertical spiral-bound notebooks with a cute cover that reads "Schedule Magic Do more of what makes you feel alive" and the to-do pages with the priority, tasks, and scheduled tasks columns with rows labeled 7 am to 9 pm

    17. Or an even simpler but still perfectly prioritized pad of sticky notes here to remind you not to overwhelm yourself. It lets you pick the top three most important tasks of the day and leaves plenty of room to jot down notes and details about 'em. TBH, doing three whole things? *Insert exhausted SpongeBob meme here*.

    The mint green pad with three spaces and the heading "Today's top three"

    18. Jeweled mules (isn't that fun to say?) that are glam up top but have flexible, grippy soles on the bottom. They're as comfy and easy as a slipper — but make it fashion.

    19. A sleek keyboard and mouse wrist support set for anyone looking to make their workspace more ergonomic. For better or worse, you basically live at your computer these days and need to take some of that strain off your body.

    A reviewer's computer set up with the mint green keyboard and mouse wrist support pads

    20. Washable microfiber mop pads that'll fit on (and improve the effectiveness of) your trusty Swiffer WetJet or similar mops, that way you can kick wasteful and pricey disposable pads to the curb.

    21. Athena Club's natural, plant-based, aluminum- and cruelty-free deodorant, which not only comes in pretty packaging but will make you take back pretty much everything bad you've ever said about natural deodorant. Trust me — it was my fave daily routine upgrade I made last year.

    The pink cylindrical tube with the caption "Natural deo that actually works!" with a heart eyes emoji

    22. A trio of oversized jewel hair pins capable of making even the messiest of quarantine buns or most blah outfits instantly Insta-worthy, in my o-pin-ion.

    23. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm, which just might make you ~kiss~ your usual balm buh-bye. It's formulated with antioxidant-rich green tea and softening vitamin E. And that's not to mention the SPF 25 your lips will wanna pucker up for, because sun safety is sexy (yes, even in winter!!!).

    Three tubes of the balm in different flavors: black tea and blackberry, natural mint and shea butter, and shea butter and vitamin E

    24. A hilarious soft-bristle toothbrush with a goofy saying on it to make one of the most mundane parts of your day more fun. Tooth be told, even adults could use a little extra motivation to brush their chompers.

    25. Hilarious yet practical pop-up fire hydrant pee pads that'll not only look way less unsightly around your house than plain ones, but also be easier for your pup to find (and aim at).

    Small dog sitting on square pad with red fire hydrant

    26. A roll-on headache and migraine relief stick, which has truly upgraded *my* life — I haven't stopped talking about it since I first tried it and I don't plan on stopping any time soon.

    27. A milk chocolate, red velvet, and marshmallow bar that your still-leftover Halloween candy (probably time to toss that?) can't hope to compete with. This is the luxury treat you deserve in 2021.

    Broken up pieces of the bar

    28. A pair of sleek silicone mask applicator brushes with several benefits that'll make a mask day more effortless (and therefore more relaxing): it evenly spreads a thick layer of product without any getting caught or wasted in bristles, it's easy to clean, and reduces mess!

    29. As-seen-on-TV Debbie Meyer GreenBags here to save you major waste and $$$. They can keep your produce fresher much longer and be reused eight to 10 times!!!

    On the left, a barely browned banana in one of the bags. On the right, a banana with lots of brown spots, not in a bag

    30. A silicone massaging and shed-reducing cat brush to upgrade Fluffy's grooming routine and help reduce shedding — thereby upgrading the state of your furniture 😅.

    31. A time-stamped glass water bottle, because you've said it every year of your life, but this — THIS — is finally the year you're gonna start drinking more water.

    The bottle marked with times 8 am to 12 pm on one side and 2pm to 6 pm on the other, leading down to an icon that says "refill" with motivational phrases along the way

    32. Clever pant waist extenders for making old jeans (that are just a little too tight) feel comfy again — or for making your fave trousers work during early pregnancy or after a medical procedure. And, of course, you can also use these to make real (read: nonsweat) pants more quarantine-level comfy.

    33. Versatile silicone putty earplugs that are a huge step up from regular earplugs. You can mold them to get a perfect fit and use them for everything from snoozing to swimming — the obnoxious construction next door and your S.O.'s snores are no match for these babies.

    A reviewer's ear with the white putty plugs covering the opening

    Now go forth and rock it with these products by your side!

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