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    27 Things You Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Bought Before That Are Still Great Now

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    1. A colorful bath bomb set with 12 different scents so you'll have zero qualms with losing track of time in the tub. Admit it, you've been wanting to jump on the bath bomb trend for such a long time. You deserve it and they're affordable so go ahead and take the plunge!


    FYI: This bath bomb set is designed for people with normal and/or dry skin types.

    Promising review: "I have a bathtub addiction and am a five to six night a week bathtubber. So, when I say I’ve tried all the bath bombs that Amazon provides, I’m serious. I keep going back to these not only because of the price but also because they actually work well. They don’t have all those annoying glitters and the scent actually sticks to your skin and serves a hydration purpose. I can’t say enough how much I love these over the 10 to 12 other brands I’ve tried." —JH

    Get it from Amazon for $26.80.

    2. A cup holder that you can trust to hold your drinks securely near your shower because you deserve to have your wine (and OK, all the alcohol-free stuff too) within arm's reach at all times. Why go one more shower without this when it's under $15 and you can sip and suds up to your heart's content?!


    FYI: Multiple reviewers say they use this cup holder for everything from shampoo bottles to body wash!

    Promising review: "My wife got me this as a Christmas present and I must admit I rolled my eyes when I opened the box. 'That'll never work' I thought to myself. We stuck it on the shower wall that day and have had no issues since. It's still sticking some 60 days later and shows no signs of slipping. It holds beer cans and plastic pint glasses like a boss and for those days when I'm feeling super bourgeois and make a cocktail, but dump it in a Tervis tumbler — it fits too! Shower beers will never be the same again!" —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

    3. 3D decals to turn your walls (and honestly, anything else you choose) into a butterfly sanctuary. The butterflies come in a pack of 75 with sticky adhesive to attach them to surfaces with ease.

    FYI: Amazon reviewers noted that they put these pretty winged bugs on their walls but also EVERYWHERE else. From poster projects for school to Eiffel Tower home decor to birthday cakes to refrigerators — these wall decals are extremely multipurpose. There is even a set that glows in the dark!

    Promising review: "This is what they call in baseball A FREAKIN' STEAL! These wall stickers are soooo cute and easy to use as a magnet or with adhesive. They are also easy to use as decor, a party favor, or both! I’d buy again but it literally comes with so many that we did decor and party favors and I still have about 35 large (2”x2”) butterflies leftover!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in four different styles).

    4. Soap scum and grime remover to make sure you leave your oasis sparkling clean so it'll be ready for the next time you retreat there.

    Buzzfeed Editor Mallory McInnis used this cleaner and loves it! Here's her take:

    "Have you ever seen the movie The Santa Clause? There's a scene where Tim Allen's character shaves away his white beard and then ~WHOOSH!~ it reappears instantaneously. That's basically my bathtub and soap scum. I've tried many products to keep it at bay, but this is the only one that has ever really worked. Not only does it have a cute dog on the packaging, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use."

    Get from Amazon for $18.88.

    5. Nose- and life-saving Poo-Pourri toilet spray so everyone in your house can stop complaining about being able to smell the remnants of everyone else's ~business~.


    Spray twice before you go and then, boom, heaven wafts into your nose instead of that ~other~ smell.

    Promising review: "I learned of this after seeing it in a friend’s bathroom and they swore it worked great. I bought some myself and was pleasantly surprised. A few spritzes before you go and you can stop questioning your diet. The earth will thank you for saving water on courtesy flushes and the person after you won’t curse your existence. Cheers!" —Dan T.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.62 (available in multiple scents).

    6. A vibrating scalp massager that'll turn wash day into a spa day at any time. Amazon reviewers noted that this little buddy worked for their various hair types and lengths in case you were skeptical about how it works for extra long, extra thick, or extra curly hair.,

    Reviewers also noted that this vibrating scalp massager helped ease dandruff, psoriasis, and generally sensitive scalps.

    Promising review: "This is a great little tool. My daughter and I both have VERY thick hair. Mine is especially difficult because it's curly. I have a combination of type 3A and 3B curly hair. My daughter always had a hard time getting to her scalp with shampoo and conditioner which caused some flaking and dandruff. Since she's been using this, that has stopped. It's made it much easier for both of us to get down to the root shaft. For people saying 'just use your fingernails,' this works better. I've had long and short nails and this still works better. It's easy to grip and clean. No complaints here." —J. Love

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A dishwasher magnet so you can take charge of the "Are they clean or are they not?" conversation going on in your head and prevent dirty dishes from making their way into your cabinets.


    Promising review: "Not too much to say here. It will remind you that your wife wants you to empty the dishwasher. It will also remind your wife that you haven't emptied the dishwasher." —Taz

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    8. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay because in all this time you've spent marveling at the jaw-dropping before-and-after photos that show this product clearing up acne blemishes, redness, and more — you coulda been using it and letting it work wonders on your own skin concerns.

    This bentonite clay has OVER 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The clay is obviously doing something right and maybe it's time you went and sipped the tea on this thing for yourself, no? The clay is vegan and cruelty-free as it has no fragrances, additives, or products derived from animals.

    Promising review: "All I have to say is WOW. This mask was the holy grail product for my hormonal acne. I had pretty clear skin with an occasional breakout a couple of times a month until I turned 21 and then my face was breaking out all over my chin and cheek area. Some of my acne was cystic and others were just small whiteheads I couldn't pop. I've spent thousands (not exaggerating) of dollars on different products that claim to 'clear acne' and nothing worked for me or it made it worse. It's been one week using this and I already see drastic results. You may experience a few breakouts the first couple times of use because that's your skin detoxifying and bringing everything out to the surface. After that phase, I haven't had any new breakouts and inflammation on my trouble spots has gone down. I used to use so many different products on my face and now my new routine is cleansing, this mask, and a moisturizer. I've also been using this mask nightly only as a spot treatment on my bumpier parts of my face. I'll be recommending this product to anyone with problematic skin. No more spending $$$ on brand-name products!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. Water repellant spray so your shoes can survive even the soggiest of rainy, snowy, or sleety days. This spray will go on clear and leave no stains on your shoes while preventing water damage. It'll also help repel mud, ice, and other stains.


    Promising review: "I got this and sprayed it all over my black UGG boots! ALL OVER! Maybe I sprayed a little too much, lol! This spray is absolutely clear and leaves no residue. This worked so well! I was able to wear my UGGs in the rain and in the snow and NO water soaked into them. I couldn’t believe it!! Uggs are so comfortable but it’s a bummer that they don’t make them weather resistant. GET THIS PRODUCT! And THEN GET ANOTHER ONE FOR A FRIEND especially if you're going to music festivals and outdoors and doing outdoor activities!" —BC

    Get it from Amazon for $15.85.

    10. A proper trench coat for anyone who promises themselves every year that they'll buy one for fall and then ends up forgetting. Behold, this version will make you thank yourself (and me!) later that you finally committed to treating your closet to the chicness it deserves. It also comes in way too many colors to ~just~ fall for one so, well, have no shame if you buy yourself two just to make up for all the broken promises.


    Promising review: "This👏🏾 jacket👏🏾 is 👏🏾so 👏🏾bomb👏🏾! It looks amazing and exactly like the picture. The material is lightweight and lined which makes it perfect for rain and the autumn season... You will love it and the price is great... I am happy with my purchase." —CM

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and four colors).

    11. Headrest hooks that'll ensure your purse and other bags stay put as you (whoops!) speed your way to work and other gotta-be-there-soon places. This is great for helping you locate bags easily while you're at the wheel but also for preventing them from falling over and dumping the contents all over your floor.


    Promising review: "What a great idea! This is the handiest contraption ever. You simply raise your headrest about 1/2" and clip this to the headrest's post. It is firm and secure. My handbag's often heavy and this doesn't make it tilt at all. I gave one to my daughter who uses it in her car, too. She loves it as her car doesn't have much floor space as her center console is wide and she often has passengers. Great value for something so useful!" —Just My Opinion

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $5.95 (available in black and beige).

    12. A cat sock set with adorable kitten ears sticking up on the ankles so that even if you don't have a real cat to cuddle with, you'll at least have one close to your feet. You'll get five pairs of socks in the set in an assortment of colors.


    Promising review: "My sister got me these as a gift and they're adorable. I wear a 6.5 shoe size and they fit perfectly. They're also long enough so that when I wear my ankle rain boots, they don't scratch me. If you're a cat lover, these socks are for you!!" —Marissa Resnick

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six styles).

    13. Cable clips – they'll instantly clear up all the cord discord you have going on with your tech products. Life can go haywire sometimes but your cords don't have to be as tangled up as the rest of your schedule. Your stuff is going to look so satisfying after you get everything in perfect order with these simple thingamajigs.

    One reviewer even used these clips to hold up toothbrushes in their bathroom!

    Promising review: "I have beautiful new end tables and a sofa table and wanted to hide the lamp cords that you can see based on the style of the tables. I bought these and am absolutely thrilled with them. They stick on the back of the table and you can direct the cords down the leg of the tables to the outlets. They can be taken off with no harm to the furniture at all, and my tables look much better without those ugly dark chords just hanging down the back." —JK

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three different quantities and an assortment of colors). the

    14. A cat spoon that'll hang its paws over the side of your cup. Isn't this just PAW-fect?!


    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S

    Get it from Amazon for $1.01.

    15. A handmade eyeglasses holder because you've been doing the I-can't-find-my-glasses routine for way too long. You'll minimize the lost spectacles dilemma by perching them on this polished wooden sniffer.

    One reviewer even shared that he uses this stand to keep up with his glasses and also his wedding ring.

    Promising review: "I got this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It sits on his nightstand and he uses it regularly. He doesn't lose his glasses as much. I've also noticed that he doesn't fall asleep with them on his face or somewhere in bed since he started using this. I like it because it saves me the aggravation of listening to my husband look for his glasses. It's cute yet functional." —Lady Tauber

    Get it from Amazon for $6.25+ (available in seven sculpture styles).

    16. Fish-in-a-bag earrings to pull off a quirky just-left-the-pet-store look worth a million Instagram likes. These are just way too cute for an avid style statement-maker to not have in the jewelry stash.


    Get them from Amazon for $1.99+ (available in 10 styles).

    17. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes so you can live out your dreams of being a green thumb–holding plant whisperer. Translation: You'll complete the final phase of actually becoming your mother. Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry plants and watch them flourish!


    The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12+ (available in single and bulk quantities).

    18. Affresh dishwasher tablets that'll remove all the odor-causing residue running amuck in your machine. These trusty tablets can be tossed in the dishwasher while it's empty or full.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $4.96 (available in a six-pack).

    19. A silverware sorter to save you more space than you probably ever imagined so you can do way more with your kitchen drawers and feel right proud of yourself for being one boss of an organizer.


    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. I will say I have to flip my forks over face down to be able to shut and open my drawer, but then the drawer itself is kind of shallow. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —Mialro

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99 (available in three styles and two colors).

    20. Biotin shampoo that's formulated to help people experiencing hair loss and is infused with jojoba oil which will help moisturize the scalp and prevent dandruff.

    Also, if you're wondering whether or not this shampoo will work for kinkier textures, then you'll be happy to know that one reviewer with a 4C curl pattern said this shampoo helped to restore her hair's thickness after a Dominican blowout thinned her strands.

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It's longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair." —Diane J. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    21. A kitchen knife sharpener so you can refresh your dulling knives and do the most adult thing of adult things to do, which is to save money. Yayyy you!


    Saving money is self-care. Do not @ me.

    Promising review: "...For five and a half dollars, I thought it would be cheaper if I could save her old knives rather than buying new $25 knives for [my mother]. She was so impressed with the results that she pulled out of her retired paring knives from a junk drawer — a filet knife and a huge 12-inch American-made chef's knife that was about 30 years old — and asked me to sharpen them. I was able to bring back a cutting edge on all of them! Maybe not as sharp as new but plenty sharp for use in the kitchen..." —Rick T.

    Get the original black version from Amazon for $5.99 OR the newer model for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A Revlon Shine Nail Buffer so your nails can get that salon look. The double-sided buffer is meant to create a shiny topcoat that lasts for three days. You're about to tell those $80 nail salon trips buh-bye!

    Promising review: "I was not expecting much because I'm used to nail buffers that take forever to use because they do not smooth over the nail sufficiently, so there are obvious bumps. However, this buffer already polished my nail with the first side as well as my other sets did at the finish. Then, the second side (white side) polished my nails in seconds. The shine lasts and lasts! Touch-up is easy and I have never been more satisfied with a nail buffer in my life!" —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $4.26.

    23. A can colander because aren't you tired of losing some of your soup and canned vegetables to your sink when you drain the juice out?! You'll be able to put a stop to those runaway pieces ASAP with this practical little thing.


    Promising review: "It sounds silly but this little guy is truly a game-changer. I have been using the top of the can to strain the water out of my tuna for years. I never thought of ever considering an alternative until I came across this on Amazon. It really is a time-saver and very convenient. It fits perfectly nice and snug in five-ounce tuna cans. The strainer is easy to clean and seems pretty durable as well. Just rinse off with water and pat dry." —studiotime

    Get it from Amazon for $3.71.

    24. A satin pillowcase set so you never have to think about zhuzhing up your bedroom decor OR minimizing hair breakage and dryness. This thing will handle both tasks like a pro since it's super pretty but also designed to give your hair a gentle resting place.


    Promising review: "These pillowcases are lovely. I'm so glad I made the switch from cheap cotton pillowcases to these satin ones. I got these since I have issues with hair breakage and I have noticed that I have less fall-out and frizziness when it comes to my hair. I also noticed that I don't wake up with a build-up of oil on my face, which was a pleasant surprise. They feel cool to the touch and have the pleasant feel of silk, so it feels luxurious to lay down with these at the end of a long day. I'd highly recommend these, especially for the low cost." —Amber J.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (two in a pack).

    25. A stainless steel thermal bottle that's so sleek and stylish that you'll always remember to grab it on your way out of the door. It has a double-wall vacuum-sealed design that can keep drinks hot for up to eight hours and cold for up to 24! The bottle is also condensation- and leak-proof so it can hang anywhere you go.


    Get it from Buzzfeed's Goodful line at Macy's for $8.83 (originally $21.99; available in four colors).

    26. A reversible tote bag that's basically a two-for-one deal that'll always be a good wardrobe investment. You can turn the bag inside out to switch colors based on your outfits and moods. Come through choices!

    The bag comes with a wristlet that you can use alone as a mini clutch or as a wallet.

    Promising review: "I bought this bag last year in camel and black, and have waited to see how it held up before reviewing. I’ve had it for 10 months now and have used it daily, and as a carry-on on fights. I’ve loaded it down (overloaded, to be honest) with so many items that it was hard for me to carry — but not for this bag to handle! It is such an impressive bag! I wasn’t sure when I read 'high quality synthetic vegan leather' but let me assure you – it is wonderful. Every part of the bag looks and feels like soft leather. I believe it looks even better the more it’s used! I receive compliments on it all the time and have had no issues with the material or even stitching (and I am not easy on my bags or purses). I’ve used a leather cleaner on it once, with very nice results." —Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in seven reversible color options).

    27. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil that'll help diminish acne along with fine lines, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. Plus, it promotes nail health! (Um, it might even improve your credit score based on this long list of improvements...?!)

    It's also a cruelty-free product as it's not tested on animals!

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up blemishes all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. Everyone needs to use this oil!!! This has made such a difference with my skin that friends and coworkers are even noticing. I lather it on generously every night and again in the morning. The oil does have an orange color but once it is absorbed into the skin you can't notice. My only complaint is that it has left a little orange stain behind on my pillowcases. But if that is what it takes for me to have beautiful skin, I can deal with it!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    I bet you have stuff chilling in your Amazon cart right now that you shoulda bought a long time ago. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

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