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    28 Products That Seem To Understand Your Struggles

    Life is hard, but these products are here to help.

    1. A portable makeup case that's as useful as it is adorable, so you don't have to pack up your compacts every time you take a trip.

    Free People

    It's also cute enough to keep on your counter, which'll keep your bathroom extra organized and clean.

    Get it from Free People for $18 (available in three colors) or get a different one from Amazon for $20.45.

    2. A temperature regulating comforter that'll save the day (well, night) for anyone who sleeps hot but refuses to expose their toes to the monsters under the bed.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $99.97+ (originally $200, available in five sizes).

    3. And an ethically-sourced down pillow for people who want to sleep on something fluffy even though their neck wants nothing but support.


    I recently got this pillow and I will never, ever use anything else ever again. Casper has masterfully, yes MASTERFULLY, combined the support from their original pillow with the luxe comfort of down. I sleep on my back and my side and because of that, I have always had two pillows next to me that I would switch to based on my position. I don't have to do that anymore. I also don't have to drink caffeine, because I'm sleeping so ridiculously well. There's something in this that they aren't telling us about and I'm pretty sure it's witchcraft.

    Get it from Casper for $125.

    4. A hot air brush, so you can finally have a gorgeous blowout without spending your salary at a salon or straining yourself trying to manage both a blowdryer and round brush. After using this, the thought of your old styling process will make you want to curl up and ~dye~.


    I use this myself and recommend it to everyone who dares say hello to me. I'm also not the only one at BuzzFeed who loves it! Check out my BuzzFeed Shopping & Products team coworker's rave review for a detailed low-down on this perfect product.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.32+ (available in two sizes).

    5. A pack of three eco-friendly reusable food wraps, because plastic wrap is a pain and an expense that's gonna seem totally unnecessary when you see how much money you have ~leftovers~ by using these.


    This pack includes a small, medium, and large food wrap.

    Get them from Amazon for $18+ (available in four colors).

    6. A smooth edge can opener with a great grip and a far more obvious cutting angle, that'll make opening up your favorite salsa ingredients something you can finally do easily.


    Promising review: "We've depended on this for years. It's still the best. And we open a LOT of cans. It takes a little effort to crank, but it's ergonomic, and the 'gripper' will pull off the lid easily without you touching any part of the lid, or even changing your grip on the opener. With the external cutter, nothing gets dirty, either. You pull it out of the drawer, zing off the top of the can, grab it with the 'gripper' thing, release the lid into the sink for rinsing, then toss the can opener back into the drawer. No more black gook around the cutter of a normal can opener, no more prying the lid out of the food and hoping you cleaned the top of the can well enough, no more grabbing the sharp lid and getting the contents on your hands, no more sharp pointy lids to rinse off and put in your recycling, and no more sharp spur sticking out on the inside of the can after you open it." β€”SK

    Get it from Amazon for $13.13.

    7. A weathered rug with a distressed pattern that's great for parents of sticky children and/or messy pets who make occasional stains that need to be bleached. With this design, you won't even notice.


    Get it from from Amazon for $68.39 (available five colors and 28 sizes).

    8. A urination kit for anyone who can't stand the fact that they can't pee standing up.


    Promising review: "I'm in a field artillery unit in the army where we are CONSTANTLY in the field. Being FA, we don't have too many females, so there is rarely a porter john or bathroom available. We usually just go in the woods. But it's so hard to balance. This is a LIFE SAVER. The first time I practiced in the shower, I made sure I had to realllllyyy go. To test it I just released like normal, no holding back! And it was a success!! I've used it plenty since then, in uniform and have had no problems. I find that you just need to make sure it's seated directly in the crevasses while being sure to hold it firmly. I love it. I even bought one for another female coworker since we're in the same boat." β€”Chew55

    Get it from Amazon for $13.455 (available in 10 colors).

    9. An infusion pitcher to help curb soda cravings with something equally delicious. Because everyone knows that sugar struggles are best solved with more (natural) sugar.


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

    10. A loose midi dress for anyone who spends too much time standing in front of their closet deciding what to wear. This comfy piece is appropriate for literally every occasion β€” it could be the only thing in your closet and you would be fine, better even.

    Mimu Maxi

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It is comfortable and fits looks like depicted. I’m 5’7” and weigh 205 and I bought an XL. It reaches right at the knees. The pockets are a bit shallow so my big phone fell out when I sat down, but that’s not a big deal to me. I've also washed and dried it (no special setting), and it still fits great. I definitely recommend!" β€”Brittany Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.79+ (available in 17 colors and two sleeve styles).

    11. A heated ice cream scoop so you can get the perfect scoop of ice cream after waiting the only reasonable amount of time for it to thaw: no time.


    This uses thermal rings to heat up the scoop, meaning you don't need batteries or electricity to get it to work. Inside is a biodegradable liquid that transfers heat to the handle.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in two colors).

    12. An earwax removal oil that'll work way better than a Q-tip when you need to remove an extreme amount of earwax (but you didn't hear it from me).


    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." β€”CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.32.

    13. A pair of period panties that absorb period blood even on your heaviest days β€” you're never gonna have to worry about forgetting to bring a tampon or pad with you ever again!


    These come in a variety of styles, each holding from one half to two full tampons worth of blood, so you can find the ones that best fit your period and personality!

    Promising review: "I have the cotton brief, cheeky, the shorts, high-waist, and sport. I would say I have a medium flow at the start of my period and light for the last couple days. These are all I need for hygiene during my cycle! Knowing that I am using less plastic during my period makes me feel really good. And beyond the environmental reasons to switch over, these underwear are really comfortable! They keep you dry. They don’t harbor bad smells." β€”Stephany W.

    Get them from Thinx for $32 (available in two colors and sizes XXS–3X).

    14. A pack of eight stainless steel straws that'll help you stop feeling conflicted about sipping from plastic straws and help you savor a nice chilly drink without having to make ice β€” throw these in the fridge and never worry about ice trays taking up your freezer space again.


    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. Or a water filter straw for adventurers who want to drink it all in (you know, aside from E. coli) when they spend time in nature.


    The straw's microfiltration membrane eliminates bacteria and parasites so you can safely drink from any available water source... seriously.

    Promising review: "I used this on a hike recently; tried different configurations as shown, with the drinking straight out of the river, and out of a wide-mouth bottle. The flow-rate through the LifeStraw is a little reminiscent of drinking a really thick milkshake, which is understandable considering the filter basically gets everything. When I filled up my Nalgene with water from the stream, I could see the sediment start to settle; I even made sure to get some with the straw just to see. Worked like a charm. You just need to remember to blow into it afterwards to clear out the straw." β€”Kingston

    Get it from Amazon for $17.47.

    16. A set of three microfiber soap pockets so you can finally lather up without your soap slipping all over the place.


    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A stunning hanging incense coil for when you need a little extra incense-tive to help you relax on stressful days.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18+ (available in two styles).

    18. A bidet attachment that'll clean your tush and eliminate the need for toilet paper (and the panic that comes from realizing you're out of TP) for good.


    You can learn more about how great this bidet is in my BuzzFeed coworker's review! ~Butt~ be warned, after I read it I immediately got one. It's pretty convincing.

    Get it from Tushy for $69 or get a similar one from Amazon for $44.99.

    19. A pocket blanket so you can wrap yourself up in a blanket that won't expose your chilly toes!

    Pedi Pocket

    Chevron not your pattern? No problem! Check out their other colors and find the perfect one your your tippy toes.

    Get it from Pedi Pocket for $59.

    20. A pack of vomit bags with a twist-and-seal structure that'll save your life (and your upholstery) when someone gets carsick.


    Promising review: "It feels weird to write an enthusiastic review for vomit bags, but these are amazing! I first used one of these when I was in transition giving birth to my oldest child at the hospital and even in that wild moment I thought: man, these are SO awesome! What a good idea! A few years later I was pregnant with my second child, I was throwing up a lot more and I decided I needed to keep these bags on hand. They're easy to hold and are wide enough to be easy to use even in the worst circumstances. They empty easily into the toilet or you can tie them off easily on the top ring to throw away. I keep these bags by my bed, in my glove box, and several other places. They have made an awful situation at least not as awful by complicating it with a clean-up and terrible smell. I am so grateful these exist and recommend them to anyone! It's a weird thing to review, but... it's honest." β€”M. Turner

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $10.99.

    21. A stuffed animal storage chair for parents whose children prefer to shove their mess into a closet instead of actually cleaning (when push comes to shove, this'll be the solution that makes the most sense for everyone).


    Let's be real, this is also a seriously satisfying solution for adults who postpone laundry day like, every day. Who needs a hamper??

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90 (available in two colors).

    22. A dog umbrella that's gonna seem heaven-sent to pet parents whose pups refuse to pee when it's raining cats and dogs.


    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time!! One of my close friends has a small Chihuahua who HATES the rain, which makes it hard to walk him. I got this for her hoping it would help. He will now go out to use the bathroom in the rain without freaking out. The best part is she doesn't have to worry about wet dog smell." β€”Kali

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    23. A prescription strength anti-perspirant deodorant, because constantly sweating through your freshly washed shirts can be the ~pits~.


    Promising review: "This is the first deodorant anti-perspirant that actually works for me! I have anxiety and I randomly start sweating and it's incredibly embarrassing. I always have sweaty armpits. I strategically dress in order to avoid having obvious sweaty pits. It's embarrassing and it causes me even more anxiety. Anyway, this worked from the very first application!!!! I put it on at night, wear my usual deodorant in the morning and it has kept me dry for a week now!!! I'm ridiculously excited about this, I've had this problem since high school!!" β€”MLK77

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67.

    24. A noise machine for tired parents who need some white noise to help their newborn sleep without letting baby's taste in static dictate their Spotify playlist.


    This white noise machine includes rain sounds, a brook, the ocean, thunder, white noise, and summer nights. You can either have it play all night or set a timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. A heat protectant spray because you aren't going to stop styling your hair, but you would like to stop destroying it.

    Foxy Bae

    Get it from Foxy Bae for $13.95 or get a different kind from Amazon for $12.95.

    26. A Waterpik flosser that'll keep your gums comfortable and actually get you to clean them.


    Fill it up, plug it in, and get ready for some seriously satisfying dental hygiene! This has 10 pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity. It also has over 11,000 five-star reviews. So seriously, ~water~ you waiting for?

    Promising review: "So... this is amazing. This is my first review ever on Amazon after ordering numerous things. I had periodontal pockets from not flossing and I was also experienced some bone loss. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using this flosser and instantly knew I liked this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only five days my gums were noticeably cleaner and felt much better. After two weeks of using the this flossing system my gums have done a complete 180 and my mouth and gums are starting to heal properly!" β€”Ebony

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in seven colors).

    27. A clip-on bag light to save you from wasting away the day searching through the black pit that is your purse.


    This light is motion-activated and includes batteries.

    Promising review: "I got this as a present for my mom and she loved it! She always carries a big purse and has problems finding stuff inside it. She's able to clip this light inside and it lights up her purse so she can see what she's looking for! Being motion activated comes in handy! She now has both hands free instead of holding a light in one hand while searching with the other." β€”Jennifer K Townsend

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    28. And finally, a tote bag that's gonna accept you for who you are and never judge you for the groceries you *actually* end up bringing home.

    My Pretty Print

    Get it from My Pretty Print on Etsy for $32.

    If you want these products spell "Fox!"

    Warner Brothers

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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