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    27 Products That Reviewers Say Was Money Well Spent

    Including a pair of squat-proof leggings we promise aren't see-through, an automatic curling iron, and a doggie mouthwash that can help lift plaque.

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    1. A lash serum so you can get the look of lash extensions without the triple-digit price tag. This miracle in a bottle is stuffed with amino acids, peptides, and vitamins that may make your lashes look longer and thicker.

    reviewer photo of their lashes in february, march, and april and you can tell that their lashes get longer and thicker looking as the months progress
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    Promising review: "I was dubious about actually seeing longer lashes but I am happy to report that this product delivered. I am in my mid 60s with my lashes having become thin and stubby. False eyelashes had no appeal. I have been using this product for six weeks and began seeing results after about three. I don't even use the product every day, perhaps three or four times a week. Even the very sparse lashes on the outer bottom lid are beginning to fill in. It is easy to apply and, once dry, makeup can even be worn along with it. I have no way to compare value as this is the only lash growth product I have used but for me it was money well spent." —Mostlyharmless

    Get a three-month supply from Amazon for $65.

    2. A pet hair remover if you love your fur baby but hate how much they shed...on everything. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section
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    Promising review: "This product works incredibly well. I have two short-haired cats. Not a huge amount of hair but still a quite a bit left wherever they lay consistently. This easily lifts up the visible and not so visible fur. Reasonable price, easy to use, and money well spent because it works so well to rid your home of all shedded fur. After this one wears out, I will definitely buy another one. Highly recommend for all pet owners." —Patrice Majors

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    3. A three-stage air purifier with a washable filter to capture 99% of airborne particles, including mold, pet dander, dust, and pollen.

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    Promising review: "I live in Texas Hill Country. Anybody who lives here understands how bad it is for allergies. I get destroyed twice every year. I also bought a house whose previous tenants had four dogs and the carpets carried all of that. Finally, I have a golden retriever; he sheds and I’ve always had allergy issues with him. With that being said, I put this air filter in a very large den room with 25-foot ceilings — much bigger than the 540 square feet it’s designed for. All I can say is WOW. I bought this thing in January and the next day after I turned it on I stopped waking up stuffy in the mornings. February/March is normally when I get beat to hell by allergies and this year, NOTHING. I would honestly pay a lot more for this thing than $299. I had zero issues with the smell some people complain about, and the noise level on this thing is perfect. My golden loves putting his face above the fan as it blows out the filtered air. This is a no-brainer for me. I recommended for my parents who have four dogs and nonstop allergies (although they probably need a bigger one). I know $299 seems steep for a lot of people but it’s greatly improved my quality of life. No more mornings feeling stuffy is priceless for me. I’ve also noticed my house air filters last much much longer, too. I checked them at three months and they could probably go another three if I had to. If you're hesitant I’d say pull the trigger. Money well spent in my opinion." —Bo

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    4. A vegan exfoliating body scrub to slough away the rough bumps on the back of your arms and legs (keratosis pilaris is its name but you may have heard it called "strawberry skin" or "chicken skin") with a combination of powerful alpha-hydroxy acids.

    a split reviewer photo of their arm before and after using the body scrub
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    Promising review: "What sort of magical sorcery went into this product?! I have tried everything from drugstore brands to very expensive salon brands and have not had the results this product has given me. I only just started using on the back of my legs and I’m seeing results there as well. Money well spent!" —Diana V Fryc

    Get it from Amazon for $28

    5. An interactive cat toy so your kitty is panting hard after a play session. It'll quickly replace the bin full of other playthings you've bought Alexander Hameowlton over the years...and that he now won't even look at.

    Reviewer photo of their cat standing on its hind legs to grab the toy
    Same reviewer's cat jumping in the air to grab the toy

    Promising review: "We just took this out of the box and our cat who usually does nothing but lay around the house LOVES this!! I think this is the perfect cat toy. Extremely easy to use, easy to store, and got our fat, lazy cat running and playing. It was money well spent." —piebald

    Get it from Amazon for $2.21.

    6. A handy puzzle board if you and your partner are big on puzzles but small on space. It has four drawers to store puzzle pieces and provides a large enough flat surface to put together a 1,500-piece puzzle.

    The wooden board
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    Promising review: "Money well spent! I love this product! Durable, well made, and so convenient for a 1,500-piece puzzle. Moves effortlessly from tabletop to floor, under couch, or wherever you store your puzzle!" —pan rooney

    Get it from Amazon for $69.98.

    7. A stimulating interactive dog toy so your dog has a constructive outlet for his natural curiosity. It's also great for slowing down fast eaters if you fill the pockets with kibble.

    white maltipoo using the activity box, which has red and white bone-shaped compartments that move and hold treats
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    Promising review: "Bar none, the brick puzzle is the best toy/treat/activity item I have ever, ever purchased for my Yorkie. Piper is totally food motivated, willful, stubborn, and way too smart! This puzzle is a perfect size, extremely durable (believe me, Pipe beats the s%#* out of it), just difficult enough to keep her attention and desire, but not so much as to frustrate her. For months and months I've contemplated getting a puzzle, but couldn't decide which one or the correct level of difficulty. The Outward Hound Dog Brick Treat...is the puzzle you want right now! It works — who'da thunk?! But again, money very well spent and I will be watching for what comes next in puzzles." —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $14.32.

    8. A multiuse skincare oil for helping you say bye-bye to uneven skin, stretch marks, and acne scars. It helps your body retain moisture (see ya later, dry skin!) and absorbs into the skin fast so you won't feel greasy.

    Psst! Bio-Oil contains retinol, which accelerates skin turnover but can make you more sensitive to the sun — so don't forget your sunscreen!

    Promising review: "I bought this product for stretch marks but started using it on my arms and legs. I've suffered from keratosis pilaris on my arms and thighs my whole life and have tried everything to get rid of it. A few weeks of using the oil and it is totally gone! The small scars from scratching at it are highly diminished as well. I couldn't be happier. Still working on my stretch marks, but even if it doesn't work as well on those, this was money well spent. And it smells great, too!" —Pat B

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A liquid tartar remover to clean your doggo's teeth, because lord knows they will not let you within 5 feet of them if they see you coming with a toothbrush. Think of this as doggy mouthwash! Just add this to their water and you'll notice your dog's plaque and bad breath subside.

    Comparison of reviewer's dog's teeth showing the water additive lightened the brown plaque stains noticeably
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    Promising review: "This stuff works! My min pin has visible tartar in some areas. I got this stuff about two weeks ago and already I'm seeing improvement in the amount of tartar. I started out with a smaller amount in his water in case he didn't like the minty scent. He drinks his water like always with the full dose in it. So glad I tried it. Well worth the money spent!" —Wilma Rainwater

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in three flavors and three sizes).

    10. A posture-correcting back brace for people who sit all day. It helps train your muscles to sit up straight, which can have the added benefit of helping ease back, neck, and shoulder pain.

    before and after showing the back brace helped straighten a reviewers back to prevent slouching
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    Promising review: "Spending much time in front of the computer, I needed something to keep my posture right. Well-spent money. Light and comfortable." —Nathan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A teeth-whitening pen that'll brighten your smile without the hassle of strips that slip and slide all over your teeth. You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth
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    Promising review: "Better than anything else I've tried. No unpleasant taste or sensitivity. Money well spent." —Josh Bradshaw

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.89.

    12. A Chi automatic curling iron, because you've burned yourself with a regular curler way too many times. Just insert a section of hair into the chamber and the curler automatically wraps it around the heated rod. It beeps when the curl has set.

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    Promising review: "I could not believe how easy this was to use and how perfect the curls turn out! I still found that it takes a while if you plan to curl all your hair, so you will need to leave about 30–45 min. My hair is medium length, so it works perfect. Hair does not get stuck and really works well. It is pricey, but I find it was money well spent." —hms203

    Get it from Amazon for $83.87+ (available in five colors).

    13. A 23andMe test for the person who thinks they know everything about themselves *and* the person who knows basically nothing about their family history.

    23&me test
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was fun! You can only judge things like this on entertainment value. Having said that, I’ve researched my family history back to the 1100s and the results they came up with are 95% in correlation to what I’ve come up with. I’d say this was money well spent! Easy to use. Just follow the directions and mail it in. There’s several reviews on here saying their samples got rejected and the purchasers would never use the product again and it’s hard to use... After using the product myself I’m not sure how it’s possible to screw this up! All you have to do is spit in a tube!!! EASY!" —EHC

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    14. A dog DNA kit that'll show you exactly what kind of dog your beloved rescue mutt is.

    Diagram showing breakdown of dog's genetic makeup
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    Promising review: "I was searching for reasonably priced DNA tests for my dog, and while this is on the expensive side, it was WELL worth the money. I have a rescue dog who I thought was a shepherd mix. She is actually a purebred German shepherd, and as most people know, GSDs are very prone to a lot of health conditions. If I had chose a different DNA test, I would have spent hundreds of dollars getting her tested for different health conditions common to GSD. With Embark, I didn't have to pay extra. And she came back as clear for all the genetic diseases they test for. They have even helped me figure out some things about her from the surveys and questionnaires they have available. I recommend this test to everyone who is looking for a DNA test." —Jessica Allenbaugh

    Get it from Amazon for $169.

    15. A portable Bissell SpotBot, because who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet with a brush only to remove like 75% of it? The answer: no one. Good thing this'll clean up your messes in minutes.

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    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "This little machine is a godsend! What is important to me is the extraction power; this is what wowed me. You can scrub and scrub, but if it's just going to dry back into the carpet what's the point? You just have a diluted stain. Secondly, I want easy-fill, no-mess/leak tanks. The design of this is easy to remove and fill tanks and of course emptying (insert yuck face). Thirdly the long cord and wand hose. Check. Now the new addition of the power-scrubbing brush is really awesome. You just plop it over spot and it does its thing fantastically. Granted it's not a huge area, but it's also a compact machine. You also have the option of using the wand like the other machines. This is money well spent if you have pets (read puppy). My routine with it is to suck up the pee first, then spray the solution, scrub, and then extract again. I can combat the puppy pee in less than 10 minutes and I have a white carpet." —MSJ

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    16. A time-saving robot vacuum if you'd be happy to never pick up a broom again. All you have to do is set its cleaning schedule — then you can forget all about it.

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    Promising review: "We named our vacuum Rosie the Robot and she works great! I typically run her twice a day on my hardwood floors. The space needed for docking seemed to be an issue at first, but I figured out that she really only needs 2 feet on each side, so under my 5-foot aquarium stand works nicely. She cleans the floors better than I can sweep. The dustbin is big enough that I can just empty it at the end of the day. The brushes are super easy to replace. I had to replace one right away because I had some problems with my husband’s cat attacking her at first. Since Rosie just turns around and ‘runs’ when the cat pounces the situation fizzled out, and the cat hasn’t ripped out the brushes I replaced. The motor runs very quietly, too. My teenagers are even able to sleep through the morning cycle. Oh, and most importantly, she picks up cat and dog hair really well. Also coffee grounds, kitty litter, dirt, and rocks. Money well spent!" —B. ritch

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (also available in white).

    17. A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy rub away discoloration with ease. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical but this pumice stone does wonders for hard-water stains in toilets!! Completely shocked at how well it worked. My toilet looks new after using this. Well worth the money spent!" —Iheartmfs

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. The Furbo, a treat-tossing pet camera if you like being able to keep an eye on your pet even when you're not home. With its 160-degree wide-angle view, night vision, and real-time barking alerts you'll know exactly what your pup is up to.

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    Promising review: "This is money well spent! I don't have a dog. I bought this strictly to look in on my sweet little Blossom, my 14.5-year-old female cat, when I'm away. She's not so much interested in the treats, but the sound of the mechanism gets her attention. The range displayed is farther than I imagined. I'm so pleased with this purchase!!! And...it kind of doubles as a surveillance camera!" —Bridgette C Dudek

    Get it from Amazon for $164.95.

    19. A jetted tub cleaner that'll clean inside of your tub — y'know, the part you can't reach. This cleanser is made to flush out soap scum, body oils, and those black flakes that gunk up your tub's jets.

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    Promising review: "I bought a jetted tub cleaner from a home improvement store to see how well this product would do in comparison. DO NOT buy anything else to clean a tub! This cleaner literally blows other cleaners out of the water! Oh Yuk flushed algae and skin cells out of my pipes that other products couldn’t get! The smell from the aftermath was absolutely nauseating but it was worth every penny I spent on this product! Oh Yuk is the truth!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A pair of super-soft high-waisted leggings because I can't think of a cozier fall plan than slipping into these, curling up under a blanket with a hot apple cider, and watching every movie in the Halloween franchise. And should you choose to leave the house, reviewers say they're definitely opaque so you can live your best life without worrying about showing everyone your underwear.

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    Promising review: "Money well spent. Love these! They're soooo soft and super comfortable!" —mari mez

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one size and plus size; capri or regular lengths; and a variety of colors).

    21. An corded epilator so you can enjoy smoother, hair-free legs and armpits for longer than you would if you shaved.

    Reviewer comparing their smooth epilated legs to their fuzzy non-epilated leg
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    Promising review: "Money well spent! I have had one of these for at least 15 years. I just got another to have at the lake. The more you use it, the finer your hair grows. I use it on legs, armpits, and bikini area. It's great to not need to shave every day. You may want to exfoliate to try to avoid getting ingrown hairs." —aubrey antonuccio

    Get it from Amazon for $37.27.

    22. A thickened down jacket to ensure you're prepared for this upcoming winter. This deceptively lightweight jacket is windproof and water resistant so you can play all day without feeling the cold. Plus, the hood is lined with faux fur to keep your noggin warm. And! It has six pockets for holding all your crap so you don't have to worry about snow and sleet ruining your favorite leather purse.

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    Promising review: "This is a wonderful jacket. It made an impressive Christmas present. It is roomy but the zippers on the sides allow for more room if you need it. I'm very, very pleased with this purchase. Money well spent!!!!" —J. Backstrom

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and 13 colors).

    23. A stationary bike with a tablet mount that'll hold your iPad while you power through a video workout. The handlebars and seat height are adjustable so you can find the position that's comfiest (or at least as comfy as you can be while your thighs are screaming at you!).

    Reviewer sitting on the bike
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    Promising review: "My family put it together in an hour or so! It fits nicely in our living room and is now in our three-season room since warmer temps are approaching! Works well and noise level is great. Easy to move, yet stable in its placement. My iPhone fits in the slot beneath the display. Definitely money well spent, especially if you're on a tight budget and can’t go to gym." —Tamika May

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99.

    24. A pair of Bluetooth and Alexa-enabled Bose QuietComfort Series II wireless headphones because you're tired of construction, noisy neighbors, and city sounds ruining your concentration at work.

    model wearing the black over ear headphones
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    Promising review: "I can't believe I didn't buy these sooner. I have used these on flights, noisy coffee shops, noisy office, and at home with my noisy roommates/neighbors. I don't have to listen to my music as loud. It doesn't cancel 100% of the noise from voices etc. but with music you won't notice anything. Normally my ears hurt with normal headphones because I have to play the music louder. But with these headphones, my ears love me a lot. They are super comfortable. I can wear them for hours. Overall money well spent. The phone call system with these headphones works well!" —Austen

    Get them from Amazon for $299 (available in black and silver).

    25. A box of 100 conversation starters so you never stop learning new things about your S.O. But don't toss out the deck once you've gone through it; revisit it in a little bit and you may be surprised how your answers change.

    Reviewer photo of some of the cards, which include questions like "What are you too hard on yourself for?" and "What five things do you enjoy doing with me?"
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    Promising review: "We really enjoy using these on a regular basis. My husband keeps them on his nightstand and breaks them out regularly with a smile on his face. He loves these moments! I highly suggest this for couples in all stages of their relationship. Two to three cards at a time or make a date night of it. Money well spent and everyone needs that quality time with their love." —Erin Folkemer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    26. A Waterpik to lift food and plaque from all those hard-to-reach places you miss with your toothbrush.

    Model using the black water flosser
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This Waterpik does an outstanding job, and I can see the difference in my teeth and gums after a few days' use. It is good for cleaning between the teeth where the toothbrush misses. If you get this, follow the directions. Money well spent." —Roy

    Get it from Amazon for $65.87+ (available in four colors).

    27. A seven-in-one Instant Pot that'll whip up dinner without you ever needing to open your cluttered pots-and-pans drawer.

    The Instant Pot
    Amazon

    This do-it-all kitchen appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer.

    Promising review: "I want to start by saying that I am one of those guys that can hardly boil water. So cooking is not my thing. I can cook chicken, steak, pork, sausages, and steam vegetables with this cooker. It is wonderful. I have not even started to use other features. I probably will never do so. The quality is great; all the parts made from high-quality stuff. Well worth the money spent. Thank you!!!!!!" —Prince

    Get it from Amazon for $66.32+ (available in three sizes and three styles).

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