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    Feb 10, 2019

    33 Super Useful Products To Help You Get Through The Week

    Caffeinated mints, a life-changing antiperspirant, a milk frother, and more awesome goods to help you get through loooooooooong weeks.

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    1. A two-spray shower head because the last thing you need on a slow and sluggish morning is slow and sluggish water pressure.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm amazed! We live in a prewar New York City apartment and it seemed that poor water pressure in the shower that barely extended beyond the wall was par for the course. We just installed this shower head and now the water stream extends to the other side of the tub! Looking forward to finally taking a satisfying shower after all this time." —TWNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    Read our full write-up and learn more about this life-changing bathroom addition.

    2. Caffeinated mints that'll work double time to give you fresh, minty breath and a boost of energy that doesn't come with the crash or jitters.

    amazon.com

    Each mint contains 40 mg of caffeine (for reference: a cup of coffee has about 90 mg) so you can take them as you need, without having to worry about the jitters. If you feel like you need a bit more energy, just pop another in!

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical at first, knowing that most caffeine boost/coffee replacement products tend to be ineffective. 40mg of caffeine per mint sounded unbelievable. To my surprise, these mints did EXACTLY what they were supposed to. I use to work at Starbucks and am a huge coffee drinker, so I never really feel the caffeine energy boost anymore. However, with only ONE mint I immediately felt like I had energy again. Not only that, but they did not give me a headache or any kind of stomach cramp as some sugar-free/caffeine products can give. The spearmint flavor is VERY strong. It's like a super Altoid, but it's manageable for sure. I have yet to try the winter, but am confident it's just as good! These mints will get the job done. Much better then a 5-Hour Energy, etc." —Mariah

    Get a six-pack for $19.99 (available in five flavors, and single tins for $4.99).

    3. Grocery bag handles because who on earth wants to make more than one trip to the car to get the rest of the groceries? Spoiler: NOBODY!!!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" —Rosemary Smith Dattler

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A dateless daily planner you can fill in when you need to. It comes complete with a time table, notes, projects, and to-do section.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Buy this if you want to become more goal oriented! I am in love with this planner. Keep in mind, this is a daily planner so there are no week/month pages. I personally use a small weekly/monthly planner for my general schedule/appointments, but I use this planner to keep track of my goals. Lots of space to write your daily goals/objectives/projects, a to-do list, and write down your schedule by the hour. The dates are blank so you can start any time of the year. I might buy these in bulk and hoard them in case UO stops selling them..." —alittleprincess

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in four prints).

    5. Bed bands for keeping your fitted sheet in its dang place for once, because we don't have time nor the patience to fight with our bedding.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY....SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    6. A silicone place mat that'll suction to the table so your kiddo has no chance of throwing their food as you turn your head away for a nanosecond.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It sticks to a table or hard surface very well, as long as it's placed over a solid piece. Easy to clean and harder for my kid to throw! Certainly not impossible as he figured out to peel the corner up, but it at least buys us another couple seconds when he's going to dump something." —Erin Emery

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

    7. Silicone eyeglass sleeves to prevent your glasses from slipping and digging into your ears. Now, that's something pretty spectacular, ~eyed~ say.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought these because my everyday glasses were starting to dig in behind my ear. These made that problem completely go away. They were also pretty easy to get on and they stay in place." —Amb&B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A vegetable cutting aid so you can quickly dice your onions into uniform pieces (for once) without slicing your fingers. 2019 = the year we buy more handy gadgets to make our lives easier.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I've cut my fingers many times when slicing onions and tomatoes. This cutting aid keeps my fingers away from the sharp edge of the knife. I love it." —cannana

    Get it from Walmart for $5.67.

    9. A cult-favorite mascara that'll add volume and length to your lashes with a few flicks of the wrist, so you look more awake (even though you are very much dreaming of crawling back into bed).

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and am highly devoted to my trusted brands. When a friend suggested this mascara I was curious, as she loved it. For the price point and how good it looked on her eyes, I thought why not. Holy moly. I'm in love. It makes my lashes longer, — looks like I'm natural but better — and has a thinner formula so it looks like I have a billion gorgeous lashes, and looks the same all day long. I cannot recommend this enough. It doesn't rub during the day and give me that black eye look. It's wonderful. Must buy. —Katherine Ochsman

    Get it from Amazon for $10.20.

    10. A durable resistance band designed to work out those glutes and give you the best burn of your life, all in the comfort of your own home. *Buuurn, baby, burn...*

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Words cannot express how pleased I am with this product! It exceeded my expectations! It is durable, has great material, and the best part, it didn’t slide down! I’ve been using it ever since I got it and I already feel the difference. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a product to use both in the gym and at home for a quick workout! Besides the fact that it’s such a fantastic quality product, it is visually appealing! Very, very pleased with my purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97 (available in two sizes).

    11. A set of colorful bento boxes so it's super easy to meal prep, pack your lunch, and finally save some dang money...which are three things we could all use more of in our weeks.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is perfect for a daily lunch keeper for working people. It doesn't leak (even after a few runs through the dishwasher) and I love the fact that it is dishwasher safe. That makes my life just a bit easier (being a very busy working mother of two young children). It's well worth the investment." —Katie

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.87.

    12. A set of plastic organizers for keeping your ever growing makeup collection neat and tidy. It turns out it *is* possible to find what you're looking for on rushed mornings.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This set is exactly what I’ve been looking for. They fit perfectly in my drawers, and stacked they are the exact depth of the shallow drawer in my vanity. Perfect for organizing all the small tools and bits of makeup, bottles of perfume and tubes of medicine etc. Appear to be heavy/high quality enough to last a long time." —S. Knox

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. A bitter-tasting nail polish that dries clear so you can hopefully train your brain to keep your fingers out of your mouth and kick that nail-biting habit for good.

    amazon.com

    It's simple to use, safe for children, and many reviewers say that a little goes a long way — seriously, there's no need to paint the entire nail. Just brush a bit on your nails or cuticles with the applicator so when you go in for a munch, the strong taste will make you want to keep your hands far, far away from your face.

    Promising review: "I've always had trouble biting my nails. I read lots of reviews on different products and decided to go with this one. The product is the most disgusting thing that I have applied on my nails...but it worked wonders. After 30 years, for the first time my nails have grown and I love it. I applied it every day for two straight weeks. I will occasionally apply it if I feel like I'm going to bite them. Highly recommended!!!" —A_Emilio

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10.

    And learn more about this polish in our full write-up.

    14. A draft guard for doors and windows you'll reeeealllly love on frigid windy days. Not only will it keep cold air out, it will ALSO block out noisy neighbors and gross smells.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wanted something that would keep the noise out to be honest. I live in a small NYC apartment with roommates, and my doors are french doors. I wanted something to fit underneath that would serve specifically to reduce noise, but also not be a pain when I opened and closed the doors. It works wonderfully! It reduces the noise level from outside, and vice versa. The talking and TV in the living room is muted, and I have been told my phone conversations are quieter! So perfect for what I needed." —Meagan

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

    15. A life-changing antiperspirant that can reduce sweat for up to seven days. Pit stains??? Oh, haven't heard of them.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Like any product you apply onto your body, you should do a test on a small part of your skin before full application. Keep in mind that because this is a strong antiperspirant, it should not be used immediately after shaving/bathing.

    Promising review: "I have sweated since I was in the 5th grade and it has been the worst thing of my life. I can’t wear any shirts or long sleeves or even jackets that are too tight on my armpit because I would sweat through EVERY layer. Even when it was FREEZING cold outside I would sweat through all layers of clothing. It’s embarrassing especially being an athlete my whole life. It’s been TWO days and this is the result already. This is after working six hours as a vet assistant, so I’m constantly on my feet and holding animals and in hot rooms and NOTHING. Not even in my car that doesn’t have A/C. I’m not one to write product reviews but 10 years of sweating and now it’s gone definitely deserved a review. This product is a —Genevieve

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    16. A box packed with 40 pretty cards for all occasions so you always have a quick backup when you forget a birthday...or dare I say your anniversary.

    Amazon

    This cute set comes with get well, sympathy, birthday, anniversary, new baby, congratulations, wedding, friendship, and encouragement cards — plus five styles of envelopes.

    Promising review: "Call me old school, but I enjoy giving people cards for different occasions. I wanted something that I could have on hand so I wouldn't have to rush to the store each time I needed a card. This product is AMAZING! The cards are the same size you'd buy at a store (5x7) and the quality is superb! The cards are made of a thick card stock and the design and colors are beautiful. There is a nice mix of different cards for different occasions. As well, the envelopes are also made out of sturdy/quality paper. I am SO impressed with this product and will be buying ordering from them again!" —Mika Karikari

    Get it from Amazon for $25.96.

    17. A travel-friendly caddy to conveniently keep your hot styling tools off the counter and safely in your bag. It's made with high-heat silicone and protects up to 450 degrees.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really works! I was hesitant to order. But YES you can put a red hot curling iron in and you can't feel the heat on the outside and there is no damage on the inside. Really Works well! And it's really a good idea! I hate waiting to pack iron when traveling, hate to wait at the gym for it to cool, this eliminates all that! Highly recommend!" —Jersey Lady

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

    18. A mini sriracha bottle you can keep on your keyring so you never have to suffer through a bland work lunch again.

    Amazon

    Note: Sriracha is not included, *but* you can a two-pack of Sriracha for $7.80.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.23.

    19. A press-and-go tumbler for conveniently brewing tea wherever you are. Just add loose tea and water, let it steep, and then press — it's seriously as easy as that.

    Macy's, Facebook: officialgoodful

    It's dishwasher safe!

    Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99 (originally $28.99).

    20. A squatty potty that'll adjust your position and relax the right muscles so you can pass poo comfortably. Life gets busy, you do(do) not need to deal with bloating and constipation on top of it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've struggled with the #2 for the last couple years. I've gone from Defecating Toxic Avenger to 'Dear GOD! I feel like I'm passing the Twin King Guardian Statues'. It's been a sphincter nightmare. No matter what I tried: prunes, more water, high fiber, Taco Bell, even White Castle — nothing was working. Usually, in a three-week interval, I'd get very sick and spend three to four hours going to the bathroom nine or ten times. After my sphincter would be tender and I'm damn near positive if this had gone on, it would be the end of me. Then I saw this. Decided to go ahead and plunk down the $25. By day two of using it I started to feel better and my cramps were gone. I swear to god, when I go on my next road trip, I'm taking the damn thing with me, and IDGAF if my friends laugh at me. This damn thing may have saved my health and possibly my life." —DJ_Malsidious

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


    Learn more in our full write up: I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same

    21. A two-toned silicone case for your AirPods because you did NOT spend your hard-earned dollars for these to get scratched and broken as you use them throughout the week.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "A simple product that everyone with AirPods should buy for basic protection and prevention of scratches on your case. Multiple color options gives you some uniqueness. Don’t expect to throw your case across the room and it survive but this will give you peace of mind when you drop your case or your cat knocks it off the table." —Kyle & Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 color combinations).

    22. A pair of tweezers with suuuuuper pointy tips that can do it all: Remove blackheads, ingrown hairs, splinters, teeny hairs, ticks, and whatever else a bad day could possibly throw at you.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have all three tweezers and they by far are THE BEST TWEEZERS I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. From removing hair and blackheads, these tweezers definitely do the job. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone being that they have excellent grip on them as well. I have also found them very helpful in removing splinters and ticks as well. You will not go wrong making this purchase of well put together tweezers." —Larissa Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    23. A hot air brush for the days when you can't just walk in to a salon and drop money on a blowout. This will give you gorgeous soft waves and volume for days. Tl;dr: Busy mornings have nothing on you with this on your side.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "THIS PRODUCT IS TRULY EVERYTHING!!! It is light-weight making it very easy to hold, the heat temperature on high is perfect — it's perfect to style hair without causing heat damage), the bristles are soft so hair slides through and there's no breakage at all. The feature that I LOVE is that it has a cool setting to let curls cool down before releasing them (no need to use hot rollers). CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS HAIR TOOL. How I use it: I use the high setting on the roots all the way down to the ends, I rolled up the ends and leave it there for about 20 seconds (high setting) and then I put the cool setting on for about 10 seconds, then I start unrolling the brush and gently remove it to reveal bouncy & natural looking curls. SIMPLY AMAZING!!!" —FashionChic

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review on this hot air brush here!

    24. A little magnetic rack you can stick to the side of the fridge so you have easy access to your most-used spices. No more fumbling through the cabinets, or buying *another* jar of paprika because it got lost in your pantry.

    Amazon

    Small kitchens rejoice — this thing has been a game changer in my household. My kitchen is basically a tiny hallway, so my cabinets are veery important real estate for me. This magnetic rack frees up some cabinet space and gives me fast access to the spices I use often. I can fit 10 standard spice jars without it budging or moving — meaning the magnet is super damn STRONG. This is one of those, why didn't I buy this sooner!?, kind of products.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    25. An herb stripper designed to easily pluck your favorite greens that can otherwise be extremely time consuming to do by hand. Making dinner after a long day doesn't seem so daunting now!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers. This one, however, is a must-have." —j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. A book filled with challenging logic puzzles that'll keep your brain sharp, even during the weeks that drag on, and on, and on...

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love logic puzzles, and this is the best book I've found for them. There are between eight and 16 clues for each. The puzzles are entirely self-contained, requiring no 'background knowledge' to complete, only logic. Most of the puzzles have *no* superfluous clues. As an adult who loves logic puzzles, they still take me at least 30 min to finish one. Extra points for more gender and ethnic diversity than most puzzles. The book also references instruction slides on the Puzzle Barons website, which are very well-made, and the website also features fill-in answer grids that provide you with your next logical step and an explanation why." —Laura B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.22.

    27. A battery-operated handheld mixer for whipping up a heavenly frothy milk concoction right at home. Skip the trips to that overpriced coffee shop, and save 👏 some 👏 dang 👏 money 👏.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes, like they do at Starbucks, at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths non-dairy milks. I actually found that plain almond milk froths better than any other plant-based milk, for all you vegans out there. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in black and red). Requires two AA batteries.

    28. Bra strap clips so you can effortlessly transform your bra to fit your shirt without having to spend money on a new one. I mean, hello, bras are expensive!!!

    Amazon

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in six color sets).

    29. Anti-vibration pads because I think we'd all like to come home to some peace and quiet, and not have to listen to the earthquake rumble for hours on end caused by our washer and dryer.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My house was built in 1954. Old houses and front load dryers do not get along and when my wife was doing laundry, the floor felt like Godzilla was attempting to escape from beneath my toilet. This has 100% fixed the vibration issue for me. I can crap in peace whilst a load of laundry is being done without worry." —Teej

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99.

    30. A minimalist wallet for the outings when you only need the basics and don't want to lug a giant bag around. It's so compact, you could literally go purse-free for the day!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this. I got it to transition from a cell phone wallet (the adhesive type wallet on the back of my phone case) and wanted something slim. This Thread Wallet securely holds my cards, is super lightweight, and easy to carry around. This can also easily hide cash, as there’s a $20 bill in the front on the side without the visible $1 bill (in the photos). I would highly recommend this brand and the design I chose is really nice." —H. Carrion

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five prints, and more prints here).

    31. A pack of biodegradable wet wipes that'll hold you over 'til you can get home and shower. Now, go enjoy that midday workout *and* after-work happy hour!

    Amazon

    These are also a great addition to any hiking, camping, outdoors trip where there is limited-to-no access to bathrooms.

    Promising review: "I work for a university and they offer lunchtime exercise classes for staff. I get really sweaty sometimes, and unfortunately there are no changing rooms or showers because they are not held in gyms. Once I wipe myself down with these and change my clothes, I feel fresh enough to get through the rest of my workday." —Chrissy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    32. A rosehip facial oil because you shouldn't have to go through the week bothered by dry and flaky skin, redness, and breakouts. Oh hello, look at these results!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Overall I'm super pleased with this product. The oil isn't greasy whatsoever. It says two to three drops will do the job, but I use way more (maybe 10?). Every morning I wake up and my skin feels INCREDIBLY soft and smooth. I've struggled with intense acne for a good year or so now. I've easily invested a good couple hundred dollars from high-end to questionable companies. I love, love, love that this is animal-friendly and so natural. Its quality for its price? AMAZING. This is my before-and-after picture after using it for only six days." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Read our complete write-up of this miracle facial oil.

    33. And lastly, a houseplant survival guide so your plants can *also* make it through the week. It's packed with useful information on over 50 common plants and will teach you how to (finally) properly water and take care of that fiddle-leaf fig.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really great guide to houseplants. I am an experienced outdoor vegetable gardener, who has never had much success with houseplants. The only one I've ever been able to keep alive is, George, my un-killable Aspidistra (iron plant). Thanks to this book and the more detailed, but less cute, book Practical Houseplants I now have a little forest of air cleaning plants, succulents, retro 70s plants (rubber plant, and Swiss cheese plant), and even two indoor banana trees — all healthy and happy. Even George is happier than ever, with new leaves. Thank you!" —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90.

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