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    Updated on 19 Jul 2020. Posted on 15 Jul 2020

    25 Things That Are Just Really Good At Their Jobs

    As voted by our wallets.

    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. These high-waisted workout leggings, which will solve the problem of where to put your phone during lifting sessions.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    These tights are made of ultra-fine fibres that mimic the softness and durability of silk — so whether you're working out or sitting on the couch all day, your tush will remain comfy. The fabric is also super stretchy, so you'll be able to move in any direction you please without feeling any discomfort. Plus, it features a side pocket for your phone — so, you'll no longer need to stick it in your bra and let it get all sweaty.

    Promising review: "Every time I saw an ad for these tights I thought; 'Damn, her bum looks great in those'. And evidently that's my only requirement of activewear, because I finally caved and bought a pair in dark green. Let me tell you, these are seriously worth the hype. They're so comfy, they feel like silk on and — I can confirm — they DO make butts look great. I've done some high-intensity training in them already and they don't ride up, fall down, or cause a wedgie mid-lunge. They're ridiculously cheap too, so I'm going to load up on different colours. Treat yo' butt."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.98+ (available in 30 colours).

    2. This silk sleep mask, which will not only make sleeping at night easier, but reduce the signs of the exhaustion you feel in the morning.

    Amazon

    My daughter gets her best sleep with a sleep mask on — she's five years old and already knows that silk is ~luxury~. This particular silk sleep mask has copper-infused ions woven through the inner fabric — though initially sceptical of its claims to smooth wrinkles, reviewers report less puffy eyes in the morning, that it is extremely comfortable to wear and completely blocks out the light. A win either way.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $43.37+.

    3. This polish to gel formula, which will use whatever regular polish you already have and turn it into durable gel.

    Amazon

    A four-and-a-half star rating and over 440 reviews, you know the claims must be true. If, like me, you have a collection of regular polishes at home — but are missing the gel nails you'll treat yourself to once in a while — use a combination of half polish, half this high-gloss formula.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $17.95.

    4. This khaki down jacket, which thousands of people have bought and loved — so much so, it has its own Instagram fan page.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    This coat come in six different colours and 10 different sizes.

    Promising review: "This coat HAS IT ALL! It's puffy and super-insulated but not *giant* and covers the butt (very key when you're wearing thin leggings on the bottom all winter — the wind goes right through 'em). The VERY generously sized hood has a sherpa lining for extra toastiness. I very rarely, if ever, find jackets with hoods that actually go all the way over my head (and hair) to shelter my face from the elements, so that's a HUGE PLUS for me. It has tonnes and tonnes of pockets, including zipper pockets to stash stuff in (so you don't need a purse!) and plus size open pockets to keep your hands toasty on a walk. And it's just really darn cute! I love the green colour and the grosgrain zipper pulls to add a little extra chicness."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Read all about its wondrousness from our mates across the pond here.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $139.99+.

    5. This blackhead remover, which will suck all the gunk out of your pores so you look impossibly air-brushed.

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    Designed for a variety of skin types, this next-generation blackhead remover has three suction heads for different skin conditions, and helps to clean up blackheads, remove dirt grease, reduce dead skin and fine lines, as well as massage and tighten the skin.

    Promising review: "I am that person who loves gross things. Videos of nose strips — seen them. Compilations of ear wax removals — seen them twice. I am obsessed with clearing out the gunk living in our skin. So, when I saw this nose sucking action, I just had to try it out.

    The suction machine comes with three different heads, all of which are meant for a different purpose. But, to be honest, I can’t remember what those other purposes are — I’ve got my gunk sucking one and I’m good. It’s easy to hold, the nozzle fits around your nose nicely and most importantly YOU SEE RESULTS! Have you ever done a nose strip only to be completely let down by it? Either it didn’t stick properly, stuck too well or didn’t rip out enough of your blackheads so you could see them on the strip. With this machine, you’ve got a clean nose and a whole lot of satisfaction.

    A few tips though: Prep your pores beforehand by getting them to open up with a hot towel, moisturise after you use it and most importantly, don’t suck any part of your skin for longer than five seconds."

    Clare Aston

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    6. This Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara, which will give you impossibly-feathery lashes without extensions.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Full disclosure, I'm a huge mascara snob. Ever since I first tried designer mascara in the ninth grade (thanks, Sephora gift card!) I've been hooked. So when I tried Maybelline's Falsies mascara, I was shook by its amazing quality — it trumps even some of the crème de la crème of the industry that I previously SWORE by.

    This is the softest brush I've ever felt. Seriously, Maybelline — what is this made of? Angel feathers?! Plus, its curved handle is cleverly designed to grab each and every lash for an even and natural-looking finish. It even bends to move with your lashes and successfully avoids clumping! I have never (not once!) battled with a clump when using this lifesaver. This is truly the first mascara I've tried that works perfectly the first time."

    Emma McAnaw

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $10 (available in two colours).

    7. Alternatively, these Ardell falsies, which will instantly transform your face with a touch of drama.

    Julia Willing / BuzzFeed

    These come with a small tube of adhesive, so you needn't immediately go out and buy some when it comes to wearing.

    Promising review: "These lashes have some serious glam power. As someone who has never used falsies before, I found them super easy to apply and they didn't weigh down my eyelids. Not your everyday 9-5 look, but perfect for nights out or events where you want a lil' OOMPH in the eyes."

    Julia Willing

    Buy a pair from Amazon Australia for $10.95.

    8. These impossibly cheap blemish patches, which protect your spots from bacteria as they heal.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    These patches are made of hydrocolloid, a wound-healing material that protects against bacteria. Ultra-thin and complete with a matte finish, they can be worn on top of inflamed and acne-prone skin, and under foundation (!). A few hours later, your zits will have shrunk noticeably. No wonder people are buying these in bulk.

    Read all about their genius here.

    Buy a pack of 18 patches from Amazon Australia for $5.10.

    9. This Squatty Potty, which will help you, well, go to the toilet better.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This simple stool promises to relax and fully open your colon for quick and easy, err, evacuation. Furthermore, you can say goodbye to symptoms of haemorrhoids, constipation and bloating. Unsurprisingly, it has over 13,400 five-star reviews on Amazon.

    Read all about my experience with the Squatty Potty here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.

    10. This light therapy Neutrogena acne spot treatment, which uses dermatologist in-office technology (no UV rays!) to treat mild to moderate acne.

    Jemima Skelley / BuzzFeed

    Promising Review: "I DEFINITELY did not think this would work. How can light get rid of pimples? Well, after only using it a couple of times my mind was completely changed. It's good at making big, sore pimples smaller overnight. I also had a red mark on my skin from a giant pimple I'd had two months ago that I couldn't even get rid of with microdermabrasion. After about a week of using this light pen on it twice a day, it was way smaller and lighter. This pen is true magic."

    Jemima Skelley

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    11. This reusable face wipe, the Face Halo, which removes every inch of makeup with nothing but water.

    Hameda Nafiz / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "You can tell by my ~shook~ facial expression that I was blown away. I mean honestly, look at the state of my face and hair — do you think I'd allow this GIF to live on the internet if I wasn't genuinely impressed?

    The wipes are non-toxic, chemical free and recyclable, so BIG wins all 'round. Not only are you doing your face a favour — by not subjecting it to the toxins in that pack of two dollar wipes — but you're doing the environment a solid, too."

    Hameda Nafiz

    Read more about the Face Halo here.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $30.

    12. This gel mould and mildew remover, to do all the work in your shower you've been avoiding.

    Amazon

    I love me a quick fix. This highly concentrated (wear gloves!), mould and mildew remover is effective and requires very little effort. Simply squeeze gel along the grout you want to revive, leave for five to six hours, then wash off with running water. Much cheaper than renovating the bathroom, really.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    13. This everyday bra, which considering the pain you're currently suffering due to your underwire, is probably an ideal purchase.

    Amazon

    Seamless and wire-free, this comfy bra is basically undetectable under your tee. Constructed from four-way stretch fabric and sturdy hook-and-eye closure to the back, you can trust you'll have free movement throughout the day. Plus, if that many people, with different sized breasts and lifestyles swear by it, sign me up. Not convinced? It has 2,400 five star reviews on Amazon.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.50+.

    14. This Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal, which will do everything from keeping your breakouts at bay to reducing redness.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Alcohol-free and made with rose petal water, Vitamin E and Witch Hazel extract, this thing is honestly miracle water.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read more about this excellent product here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.94.

    15. This manual, silicone breastfeeding pump that's not only easy to use, but is environmentally friendly.

    Amazon

    There are no cords, batteries or assembly required with this pump! Plus, being so compact makes it easy to store in a baby bag or handbag. It's also BPA, PVC and phthalate free — so you don't have to worry about any nasty stuff getting into your milk. With over 2,685 five-star reviews, you know it works.

    More on this genius product here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $18.05.

    16. This eyelash and brow tinting kit, which promises to last for 1000 hours — meaning no more colouring your eyebrows in every morning when you'd rather be sleeping.

    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When I used to go to the salon to have my brows done (I now shape them myself), I always looked forward to having my brows tinted more so than the actual wax/tweeze. After I started doing my own shaping, I figured there was no reason why I couldn't do my own tinting as well. I go between using the Brown Black and Black tints. My biggest tip is to leave the product on for around 20 minutes rather than the recommended 10. Although you might want to play it safe if you're hoping for a subtle look or it's your first time using the product.

    I find the tint lasts really well for around two weeks, then starts to fade. The kit is super easy to use and I highly recommend applying Vaseline on the skin around your brows and using a cotton tip to neaten up your tint and avoid staining."

    Gyan Yankovich

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.99.

    17. This rechargeable, handheld deep tissue massager, because restored muscles are one step closer towards a more chipper mood.

    Amazon

    My idea of luxury are massages. Like, keep your fancy chocolates, your champagne (actually, I wouldn't mind that) — just soothe me of my many aches and pains. This is the number one bestselling electric massager on Amazon — it features a powerful motor that can produce up to 3600 pulses per minute, so you can trust it to loosen the tightest of knots. It comes with five different head attachments, so it is effective wherever you choose to use it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.94.

    18. This Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Eye Cream, which promises to moisturise the delicate skin under your eyes without the least bit of irritation.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    This recent acquisition of mine has fast become a favourite part of my skincare routine. This creamy yet lightweight eye cream goes on in the morning and night, and I swear I can feel it hydrating my tired peepers. Plus, just a teeny, tiny bit goes a long way. If you're a devotee to their iconic lip balms (and who isn't?), definitely give this (99% natural!) eye cream a go.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.79.

    19. This brilliant storage solution, which makes something of that random space between the fridge and wall.

    Clare Aston / BuzzFeed

    This slim shelf is fitted with wheels, so you can keep it tucked out of sight and bring it out when needed. It has four shelves perfect for storing spices, oils and canned food (and in my case, wine).

    Promising review: "I moved in with my partner to a beautiful one bedroom apartment about six months ago. We only had one cupboard that wasn't filled by an exhaust fan or dishwasher etc, and that was quickly filled with our plates and glassware — we ended up appropriating a huge shelf of our linen cupboard for our dry goods!

    Finally, I had enough and bought this rolling shelf to fit in the empty gap next to our fridge. It was super easy to assemble, had enough space to empty out our linen-turn-pantry shelf and ended up matching with our kitchen cupboards (go figure!). The only real down side are the wheels — I think they need to be just a touch bigger, but for the price point, I really can't complain!"

    Clare Aston

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.95.

    20. This magnetic phone holder for your car, because life's too short to deal with pesky phone cradles.

    Mariela Summerhays/BuzzFeed

    This phone holder comes with a magnetic disk that you can either stick to your phone or your phone case, for instant 360° GPS viewing ability.

    Promising review: "I have been through so many phone cradles. Time after time, phones will just fall after driving over a speed bump and not provide the security they promise. This magnetic device is brilliant — I never have to worry about my phone falling and can view the screen in both landscape and portrait mode with a single rotation. The base of the holder extends and tilts in any direction, making it perfect to use in either the driver or passenger front seat."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    21. This scalp shampoo brush, which will not only detangle your hair, but massage your scalp, encouraging hair growth (and feels amazing).

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This lil' guy has two massage settings that can help increase hair growth and overall scalp health by lifting away dead skin cells, oil and buildup. It's also cute as heck.

    I completely expected this to pull my hair when dry, especially at times when I don't add any oil, but it proved my narcissistic self wrong! Not only does it keep my hair tangle-free, it moves so smoothly I constantly use it on my dry hair when I have a headache or feel stressed. This has saved me so much time (and water) when I'd usually take a bath to relax.

    And it works just as well in the shower. I have ultra-bleached, over-dyed, exhausted hair and yet, this moves smoothly all the way from the base of my neck to my crown. Which makes me feel like an actual queen."

    Mallory Mower

    Read more of Mallory's review here.
    Buy it in pink from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    22. This memory foam pillow with cooling gel, so you're never overheated in the night and are less likely to wake on the wrong side of the bed.

    Amazon

    This is the number one bestselling in throw pillow inserts on Amazon. Designed to retain its shape for months on end, this pillow will keep your neck aligned with their spine all night long. Most exciting? The cooling gel pads keep heads and necks cool whilst you sleep.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $59.90.

    23. This Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque, which will turn coarse curls into soft, sweet-smelling, shiny locks.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have frizzy, super coarse curls that I get heavily balayaged, so my hair is basically like "lol, good luck, Mait" at all times. While I've grown to love the lightly bonkers texture of my hair and truly just love enormous hairstyles, I also do not want my hair to break, and sometimes I do dream of having silky, run-my-hands-through-it hair. So, one shower, I decided it was time. I detangled pre-shower like usual, thoroughly shampooed with a sulfate-free shampoo, then coated my strands in this incredibly delicious smelling goop. The mask also comes with a detangling brush to make sure ever hair gets coated, but I just used my fingers to really work it in. Then I let it sit while I had a karaoke session (Florence and the Machine's new album, if you care to know), shaved my legs and scrubbed up. Then I turned the water off and let it sit for a few extra minutes while I just hung out.

    I let my hair air dry most of the way, then blew it out with a blow dryer and round brush. The next morning, I tossed in some hot rollers (again, because I love me some volume) and touched it up over the next few days with a tapered curling iron. AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS SHINY HAIR. Whomst is she?? I have never ever had such results blowing out my own hair. Idk if I've ever seen my hair so shiny. Look at how it catches the light! I could not stop touching my hair, twirling and running my fingers through it without catching on any knots, frayed bits, or fried bits. AND THE SMELL. You guys, when I first used this, I would literally wake up in the middle of the night to adjust my pillow, consciously think "wow my hair smells so good" and then go back to sleep. My hair looked healthier, felt healthier, and styled surprisingly easily."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $64.90.

    24. These SoundPEATS wireless earbuds, because I've been wanting to make the move to wireless but have been turned off by competitors' prices.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    With just a touch of a single earbud, you have access to excellent sound quality to take calls and listen to music for around four hours per charge.

    Promising review: "I've been dragging my heels to make the move to wireless earbuds — I thought for sure I'd lose one and that having to charge them would be a massive inconvenience. My husband bought these as a gift and now I love not having to hold my phone when out and about, should I want to listen to my music. Their holder has magnetic properties, so when charging or just being stored, you don't have to worry about the earbuds falling out and getting lost."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy them from Amazon Australia for $37.39.

    25. And finally, this incredibly effective anti-dandruff shampoo, which over 5,500 users have given a five-star rating.

    Amazon

    Use it twice a week between washes to completely eliminate pesky dandruff. Ketoconazole 1%, a proven dandruff-fighting ingredient, will relieve your itchy scalp and leave hair frizz-free and shiny.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.95.

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