Skip To Content

    30 Products That'll Actually Deliver The Results You Want For Once

    Beauty, cleaning, and other practical products that'll give you the before-and-afters you deserve and paid for, gosh darn it!

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A hard water remover to *finally* rid glass surfaces from that cloudy film. You may end up running into your practically invisible shower door, though β€” you've been warned.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "When we moved into our new place the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to remove the hard water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bio Clean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." β€”Shane B

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

    2. A microwavable egg maker for whipping up omelets and scrambled and poached eggs all without the hassle. Who says you need to have oodles of time in the morning to make yummy food?!

    Amazon / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Sure, you could fill a skillet with a little bit of water, place it on the stove, crack an egg into it and then wait for it to simmer while bathing the yolk in the hot water to make sure it turns out perfectly, then find a tool to lift the egg out of the pan without breaking the yolk or getting water on your breakfast sandwich β€” or you can just buy this handy little thing, and in 40 seconds, or the time it takes to butter an English muffin, you could be taking your first bite of a delicious faux Egg McMuffin! I don’t usually invest in single function kitchen items but this is totally worth it." β€”Ardent

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

    3. A laundry board that makes it incredibly easy to fold all of your clothes with precision, ensuring that everything looks tidy in your drawers and closet. It's like you took it all to the laundromat. 😍

    amazon.com

    This board is super easy to use! Just lay the board flat (with a tee, towel, pants, whatever, on top) and simply flip the left side, then the right, and that's it! You're done! Plus, this works perfectly for not just clothes, but also linens and towels.

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' Then I gave this a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know, I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so neatly and easily with this thing. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes." β€”Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    4. A ceramic cooktop cleaner essential for removing the nasty, caked-on food gunk and burn stains stuck on the sides of your burner from your attempt at making cacio e pepe three weeks ago.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I honestly did not think this product would work! I tried nearly everything, including the sample that came with my black glass stove. I squirted the product onto the stove top and used a damp scrub pad. Most of the built-up brown stains and white streaks came off with minimal scrubbing effort. What impressed me was that the white streaks were 95% gone as well! Nothing took these off before. I highly recommend this product! The only thing I will use from now on!" β€”Natalie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. A curling wand guaranteed to give you blowout-status waves at a fraction of the price...and in your own home. This is what beauty on a budget looks like, and I LOVE IT.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This just might be my favorite of the six curling wands I own. What I love about this one is that it makes natural-like curls. Natural curly hair isn't perfect and uniform and this gives that spiral natural yet beachy curly girl look. It heats up fast and is easy to wind your hair around. I hold my medium textured long hair on the wand for a total count of seven seconds and release. Hold the blue handle in the up position and just wrap your one to two inch section of hair around it." β€”Karli E.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven wand styles).

    6. A set of cleaning sponges so you're prepared to tackle any tough surface cleaning job the moment you spot it β€” from marker scribbles to the seemingly permanent stains in your bathtub.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these sponges. I use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and on the sides of the pool. But the use I like the best is to clean my vinyl wood floors. They get the spots and footprints off quickly without damaging the floor. I've use mops but they didn't remove what everyone had tracked in without pressing down really hard. These work quickly and efficiently." β€”D. Morales

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A wood polish for filling in scratches and nicks on furniture, floors, and cabinets. By the time you're done with this magical potion, your wood surfaces will look FLAWLESS.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I used this to treat a couple pieces of furniture, one that had only a few scratches, and one that was a train wreck. On the first one, it looked quite nice after applying. On the second one, I couldn't believe the difference it made! The 31-year-old (pine) piece was heavily worn and hadn't seen any real upkeep in its lifetime. After one application, the difference was like night and day. I definitely recommend this product to rejuvenate wood furniture. Like others have said, it doesn't REMOVE anything, but cleans and darkens blemishes so they visually blend in. I've now gone over all the wood furniture in our living room and the overall difference is remarkable." β€”icheckemout

    Get the darker wood polish on Amazon for $4.82 (also available in a polish for lighter wood).

    8. Machine-washable and reusable cloths to gently remove dirt and makeup from your skin with a splash of some water. Just toss in the washer after a few uses and start savin' your hard-earned dollars β€” no more expensive wipes here!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they're pretty impressive at taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." β€”RachelM

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $6.99.

    And check out BuzzFeed Review's pick for best makeup remover!

    9. A large hair diffuser adapter compatible with most blow dryers so you can achieve frizz-free, natural curls without having to spend money on an entirely new dryer. Goodbye, flyaways. Hello, sleek blowouts at home.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Fits perfect! I really wanted a bowl diffuser and this one works really well. I like that I can actually fit all my hair into the bowl, or at least most of it, and dry it in half the time it would take for other FLAT 'bowl' diffusers. I love this diffuser! It dries my hair quickly, thoroughly and does not cause frizz. Perfect curls every time!" β€”M

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    10. A suede and leather brush to get the annoying scuffs and salt lines off of your favorite shoes, bags, journals, coats, and the like. Point is, stains have no room in your closet, no they do not.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This brush saved my shoes! I posted before and after photos so you can see the difference. My shoes were light pink with big noticeable stains on the sides. I just brushed it on the same direction until the stains wore off." β€”Lissette Castillo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A $7 jewelry cleaning cloth that'll give you ~crystal~ clear results. It removes tarnish so your best pieces can shine and sparkle again.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of this fab cleaning cloth, and a lil' blurb here:

    "The first thing I cleaned off was an old Tiffany's necklace. I hadn't worn it in a couple years, and it was covered in tarnish. After rubbing the piece on the cloth for a minute or two, it literally looked like new again! I was amazed at how easy it was to use β€” it's a lot less messy than toothpaste and other cleaning solutions. The cloth is quite soft as well, so I wasn't worried about it scratching any of my jewelry. I read in the instructions that you never have to clean this cloth, and that it lasts for years and years (depending on how much jewelry you polish, of course)." β€”Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $7.24.

    12. A pedicure rasp β€” or in other words, a CHEESE GRATER FOR YOUR FEET β€” to literally shave away dead, cracked skin and leave behind baby soft feet.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am just sitting here admiring my baby-smooth, soft heels...and it is all thanks to this product. I have been trying EVERYTHING to get rid of the gross calluses on my heels, and nothing was ever fixing it. I found this on Amazon, and decided to give it a try because of all the great reviews...and it is totally legit. It took all my calluses right off, and now I use it every few days for a little upkeep if I notice any hint of roughness starting to come. This thing is awesome. Definitely buy it!!" β€”Luisa Rueckert

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (also available in brown).

    13. An at-home powder dip kit for achieving that expensive powder mani look *without* having to see a nail tech. The finished product can last three weeks without chipping, and that is heaven to my ears (and eyes).

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Kit includes a bonder, base coat, activator, sealer, brush softener, base and finish powder, white and sheer pink powder, cuticle pusher, file, and buffer.

    Promising review: "I am a vet tech so I’m constantly washing my hands and they really take a beating. I did my first ever set is dip nails 14 days ago and they still look brand new (minus the grow out of course)! I did file and fill the set and repaint today (day 14) because my nails grow very quickly and the grow out started to bother me. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow and I’m super happy with how they came out. You have to be exceptionally careful filing and shaping if you’re using a colored powder or it can get patchy looking and weird really quickly. I have heard from friends that it can take a few sets to really get the hang of it and I’m enjoying learning. All in all this is a fantastic product that you won’t be disappointed in." β€”echo1440

    Get it from Amazon $39.97.

    14. A sushi kit to assist you in making easy (easy being the key word here) delicious rolls right at home. Oh, just think of the money you'll save.

    Amazon / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Made sushi for the first time last night and it was awesome!!! This thing is so easy!! I was able to make rolls with rice on the outside with no problem, just added a little water to the roll mat and voila! My guests and husband were all amazed!" β€”Beach Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    15. A natural laundry detergent powder that, when mixed with water, can banish stuck-on stains for good. I mean, if it can give results like these on a carseat, imagine what it could do for clothing!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it! I haven't used conventional detergent in a while so it's hard to compare the two. But, I love feeling confident that I'm not putting toxic chemicals near me or my children. Also, if you make a concentrated solution with a little water, it takes off stains pretty well. I also used it to clean my daughter's dirty car seat." β€”Yesenia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes and two scents).

    16. A jewelry cleaning pen β€” aka the ~Dazzle Stick~ β€” that'll do just that: Make all your favorite pieces dazzle again and rid them from any cloudiness.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance the first day I bought it!!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!!!!!!!!!!" β€”Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    17. A pack of pimple patches for when you feel a zit (or ZITS) comin' on. Just apply over the bump and the patch will draw out sebum and reduce irritation like some type of skin sorcery. I mean, just look at these results. LOOK AT THEM!

    amazon.com, amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." β€”Caitlyn

    Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $8.50.

    18. A microwave bacon cooker so you can indulge your bacon cravings without turning on the stove, frying bacon, turning the bacon, de-greasing the bacon, soaking the pan, etc., etc., etc.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best little gadget I have tried in a long time. I lay a paper towel on top and fold to drape over the edges to catch the splatters, program for one minute per slice of bacon, and that is it. If you have a full rack, 12 slices, you will take the rack out, remove the ones that are done, put back in, cook for additional one minutes until all are to your satisfaction. You can put the gadget into the dishwasher or wash in good soapy water and have it ready for the next use." β€”G. Carver

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A powerful grout cleaner, because beautiful, grime-free grout lives under all that dirt, you just have to believe, scrub (automatic brush, anyone?), and use a little bit of this magic:

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews on Amazon but this grout cleaner definitely deserved a review. I tried three other cleaners before buying Grout-EEZ, and they did nothing but waste my time and money. Grout-EEZ got my grout perfectly clean in no time plus it was easy to use and no odor. I'll never use another grout cleaner." β€”Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    20. A life-changing shoe spray that kills odor-causing bacteria and keeps your best sandals from smelling like death. Hot summer days are approaching fast β€” now you and your feet can get through them stink-free.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff REALLY works. All my kids shoes were super stinky and I gave each one a spray. The results were immediate and long lasting. You can't imagine how happy I am because all those smelly toes were getting to me. I also really like that it's all natural and has a fresh clean scent." β€”MoogliWoogli

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. An upholstery stain remover so you don't have to stress over any "oh crap" kind of moments β€” like say, black paint on white carpet. *Cringes.*

    amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "Got dried black paint out of a white carpet!" β€”Erica Puskar

    "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review I’ve ever written, but felt like I needed to because this product is so amazing. My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" β€”Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.07.

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover!

    22. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets with pretty impressive results. I bet you thought your extra slimy water bottle was a goner, right? Nope!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "WITCHCRAFT. My Hydroflask had gotten *gross* inside, to the point that I though it was damaged and had to be replaced. But I figured I'd try this first. Filled the Hydroflask with boiling water and dropped in a tablet (learn from my mistakes and leave PLENTY OF ROOM because this thing fizzes and foams up and boiling foam is not fun.) I'm impatient and was fascinated by the crud that started to float up, so I dumped it after 10 minutes (the directions say 15 to 30, overnight for bad stains). Spotless. Looks brand new inside. I am amazed and baffled and want to send boxes of this to everyone I know like a low-cost Oprah. Worth every single penny." β€”csev

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    23. "The Cut Buddy" β€” your foolproof way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy. Save yourself an expensive trip to the salon and use your newfound time to get some relaxin' in.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn't have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny." β€”J

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    24. A degreaser cleaner that'll take your driveway (and other hard surfaces) from a greasy, oily mess to a clean and pristine concrete heaven.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that it would really remove all the oil stains on my driveway from oil leaks, but it did. I didn't dilute it at all, just poured it over the stain, waited about a minute, then with my hose did a hard blast over the stain. All gone! Usually not even a trace of the stain left. A few times there was a small trace left that most people wouldn't notice at all, but I just re-did the same thing and the entire stain was gone." β€”agoutimouse

    Get a 1-gallon bottle from Amazon for $14.79.

    25. A rubber broom created to easily sweep up the piles of pet hair embedded in your carpet β€” hair you didn't even realize was there!

    amazon.com

    Sir! Look at all that hair!

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly, I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." β€”Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $13.33.

    26. A dry shampoo POWDER (!!) so you can ditch the shower on late mornings and walk out the door with hair that *looks* like it just got a fresh wash. Hey, nobody has to know it's going on day three...or five.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." β€”Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A drain snake that'll pull an unsightly amount of hair from the depths of your drain. Yikes, these are some nauseatingly impressive results:

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it I went to work, within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!! I cannot believe how easy it was to use, (I received a pack of three) but only needed to use one for both sinks." β€”DebSd

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99.

    28. A powerful nail strengthener formulated with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium to prevent breakage and make your nails harder and longer. It can be used by itself as a stand-alone treatment or as a base coat alternative.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I used to be a terrible nail biter and this product has been an amazing help on my road to kicking the habit and finally growing strong healthy nails. It also works as a great base coat with most polishes, though I've found it especially effective when used with OPI colours and topcoats. I've attached my (terrible) before and after photo. I'm not sure I could have turned my nails around without this product." β€”R

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    29. A no-yellow shampoo for toning down unwanted yellow hues in blonde hair so your mane keeps the vibrant, natural color from your last salon visit β€” you know, which means less pricey touchups!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is a godsend! I used to have red hair and decided to get a blonde balayage. It took two visits to get my hair lightened to where it looked blonde and not gold, but it still had lots of gold in it. Now my hair is finally blonde and not gold! I’m so happy! Plus this stuff smells amazing and makes my hair so soft and shiny and voluminous with lots of body!" β€”KatEd

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74.

    And check out our full write-up on this Fanola No Yellow Shampoo to learn more.

    30. And a double-sided eyeliner stamp that β€” are you ready for this β€” creates the perfect wing in mere minutes. Oof, these are not even close to being even, is a sentence you will never hear yourself say again.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    One side is the actual stamp, while the other end is a fine-point pen perfect for touchups.

    Promising review: "I am a lazy girl but I like to look nice, and figured I should be trying to make it look like I’m putting more effort into my appearance without actually putting in more effort. I have NEVER been able to do a wing. I barely can do normal eyeliner. I did this in less than two minutes on my first try it is so easy and it looked fantastic. And it’s not just the stamp, the eyeliner pen is great too (no longer going to use the old kind). Honestly it looked fantastic. And it STAYS on β€” I actually had to really wash to get it off. I was very impressed." β€”Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    Disney

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form