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    25 Products That Have Convinced Shopping Snobs To Make The Switch

    Including a hot sauce you'll wanna slap on everything, Bluetooth earbuds under $25, and a set of cooling pillows for all you hot sleepers.

    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. A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream because it can help reduce the appearance of your hereditary dark circles (thnx a lot, Mom!) and make it look like you got a full eight hours of sleep.

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    Promising review: "I'm such an eye cream snob (very picky about it). Decided to give this a try due to its excellent reviews. I'm blown way. It's creamy, not greasy. I can apply eye makeup soon after applying. It's fabulous. I'm going to order several more to give it friends. Great product." —Brett & Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A cold brew maker that'll come in handy if coffee is your lifeblood and you need at least three cups to get anything done.

    Diagram showing the three-step process of using the cold brew maker
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    It brews a quart (4 cups), so you should have enough java to get you through the day (and maybe some left over to share with your favorite coworker).

    Promising review: "I've been using this for a couple weeks now and I've decided it makes great iced coffee. I'm a bit of a coffee snob so I was afraid making my own wouldn't stand up to the stuff I buy at coffee shops but this thing is definitely going to save me money. I've been buying good quality coffee and I have them grind it coarsely (that's what the directions call for) and leave it in the refrigerator over night. It turns out great." —MSS

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    3. A mini wireless Bluetooth speaker for livening up the mood in your apartment with a spontaneous dance party. Shakespeare was definitely talking about this when he wrote, "though she be but little she is fierce," and reviewers say it produces high quality audio despite being small enough to fit in your palm.

    Reviewer holding the round palm-size speaker
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    Promising review: "I have a musical background and can be an audio snob when it comes to speakers. This speaker is impressive. Now, it is NOT Bose, Harlan Kardon, or Bang & Olufsen quality — the thing costs less than $20… HOWEVER, for something of this price range, it’s great. It’s about 1.5 inches in diameter and maybe a bit over an inch tall. It’s surprisingly sturdy. It’s all metal and has a bit of weight to it. For something of this size, the bass is fantastic — much better than some of the higher quality 'small' speakers I’ve bought in the past. If you’re looking for a good compact speaker for travel or for work, this is great." —E.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A breakfast sandwich maker if you're feeling a ~lil'~ brekkie for dinner or you're just craving a late night BEC.

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    Promising review: "Best kitchen appliance I have purchased. I am a breakfast snob and usually make made-from-scratch breakfast but I am getting lazy. This product saves me so much time!! It is so simple to use: plug it in, insert bottom bread cheese and meat, pull down the top sections, pour in egg, add bread. Now heres the best part...the cooking sections just POP out to wash!!! So simple, highly recommend, and will buy for gifts !" —Taylor hollis

    Get it from Amazon for $23.47+ (available in five colors).

    5. A Revlon hot air brush to help you go from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a shiny, salon-worthy blowout in minutes. FYI this is the hot air brush that all the influencers you follow on IG are raving about because it is just 👏 that 👏 good 👏.

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    The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it's quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

    Promising review: "I am 100% a hair product snob. I don’t mind and always have invested money in my hair tools. This dryer is by far the best money I have spent on any hair tool ever. I am blown away. For reference I have extremely thick hair. It cut my hair drying process in half." —Jason P. Hilliard

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in six colors).

    6. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so dogs with skin sensitivities can just exist without scratching themselves until they bleed. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.

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    Promising review: "It says to give it two weeks to notice a difference but I noticed a difference in my Boston terrier in just a few days. Her eyes aren’t goopy anymore, her snoring is pretty subtle since she’s been taking them — before the treats her snoring was LOUD like she was seriously struggling to breathe. She was getting the scabs on her back/ breakouts for a while and they are close to gone now. I’ve been telling everyone I know that has a dog with allergies about these. And she is also a great snob but she eats these without hesitation. I love it. Will definitely continues to buy!" —Tori

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97.

    7. An 8-inch hybrid mattress because your lumpy, hard-as-rocks mattress is not doing your back any favors. This medium-firm cushion has an innerspring base and memory foam pillowtop that contours to your body rather than pushing all your pressure points.

    White mattress with blue pipping and "linenspa" on the side
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    Promising review: "Honestly impressed with such a cheap mattress. I've always been sort of a mattress snob with a 'you get what you pay for' mindset. My own mattresses are always in the $1,000 range. I bought this $200 Linenspa for my parents who were going to be staying with us for two weeks, and I didn't want them on an air mattress for that long. I planned on giving it away afterwards. My parents absolutely loved the bed; it was 'just right,' not too soft, not too firm. After they left, my daughter chose to keep it in place of her old bed. I recommend this bed to anyone looking for something low maintenance and affordable. Unboxing was easy but be aware it has springs so unlike the opening of a memory foam mattress, this one really pops up fast! We placed it on top of a Zinus wood slat bed frame. Super happy with this purchase." —bryson oliveira

    Get it from Amazon for $164.98+ (available in sizes Twin–Cal King, three thicknesses, and with or without the bedframe).

    8. A pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds that'll put your brand name headphones to shame. Reviewers say the sound quality is surprisingly good given the earbuds' under-$25 price tag. And the battery life is equally amazing — listen for over 6 hours on a single charge (and get up to 30 hours of enjoyment with the charging case).

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    Promising review: "I love love love these earbuds. I looked long and hard and read more reviews about earbuds than I care to admit. I was finally sold when I read a review of these that were right up my technical alley. I'm a sound snob, unfortunately and these produce all that I could hope for short of being in a concert standing next to the speakers! I have two pair so while one charges I can listen to the other. They both pair without any problems to my Samsung Galaxy S7 and are easy to wear. They never hurt my ears. I'm only sad I can't wear them more often (working meetings really get in the way of my musical enjoyment of these earbuds). I would venture to say that these are even better audio quality than the Bose earbuds I bought a couple of years ago, especially given the price! Go TOZO!" —Willij

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in five colors).

    9. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara for anyone who's tried just about every mascara but hasn't found one that won't flake, fade, or streak. Spoiler: this is the one!

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    Promising review: "I usually use high-end expensive mascara like Christian Dior, Buxom, and Tarte. I've also tried a variety of drugstore brands like L'Oreal and Cover Girl in an attempt to save money. I am a mascara snob because it is the one makeup item I have to wear every day. I am SO happy I found this brand of mascara through a review on BuzzFeed. I love this brand just as much as the high-end versions. It completely coats the lashes and definitely gives the impression of length. I'd say it's closest to Dior, but thicker. I definitely recommend trying this brand of mascara." —Phoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A 5-in-1 wine stopper if you want to make your bottle of two-buck chuck taste so much more expensive. While this tool will mainly make your wine taste better, it aerates your vino, which can enhance the flavor of your meal.

    Wine bottle with stopper attached
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    Promising review: "I'm well aware I'm a wine snob. I'm a red wine drinker and I cannot stand a wine that is not aerated. This tool does this and so much more. I will also tell you I rarely do not finish the bottle of wine in the same night, but on the off chance that I don't this helps it stay fresh for the next night or the next few nights. I even opened a bottle of champagne for mimosas one day and then forgot about it until a few days later and the champagne was still fresh and the top even POPPED when I opened it! I've given away all my aerators and my cork stoppers. This is the only tool you will need, besides the opener and the glass! Cheers!!" —courtkenn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    11. A set of two cooling pillows to save you from making hot-headed decisions... like *not* buying them. Inside is a plush gel fiber that provides the ideal level of support to back, stomach, and side sleepers. And they're machine washable as well as stain- and fade-resistant.

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    Promising review: "These had great reviews but I was still a bit skeptical. I'm a bit of a pillow snob. I usually require about three pillows for just myself not including my husband. I like to sleep propped up a bit so my sinuses don't get stopped up at night. My old pillows would require 3–9 adjustments a night for me to be comfortable again. These pillows — these amazing, heavenly pillows — are now my favorite part of going to bed. Soft but firm. How does that work? It gives support for me to sleep slightly propped up but I sink into this comfortable personal cloud. Soft, but firm. My head isn't sinking through the pillow to rest on my mattress, but I feel comfortably enveloped. Now mind you, I have one very cheap Walmart pillow behind it so I'm not against my headboard, but even still. Heaven. I bought two but think that would be too much fluff so now my husband and I each have one. Buy them. Add to cart. Buy now with one click. Stop the research. You've found the pillows you were looking for." —Marissa Powers

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in queen and king).

    These won our budget pick for best pillow!

    12. An OXO burr grinder so your inner coffee snob can ensure the grounds are a uniform shape = a better-tasting cup of java.

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    Promising review: "After many hours of internet research, I settled on this item and couldn't be happier. As a longtime coffee snob and daily home brewer, I wanted to get this right. This grinder does the rest proud. It's half as noisy as the Cuisinart that died on me, and provides more detailed customization (size and duration) than I've ever had, which is fun. The best part might be the lack of static in the cup, which gives me a grin every morning. A total winner against others at three times the price." —Ken Fose

    Get it from Amazon for $104.95.

    13. A pair of leggings with pockets (!) because you and I both know the only bottoms you wear these days are super stretchy. Reviewers say these are surprisingly thick so you'll still feel supported whether you're lounging or exercising.

    reviewer wearing the black and gray camo version
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    Promising review: "I’m a leggings kinda girl, and I am a former Lululemon disciple. That being said, I abandoned Lulu and went on a quest to find ‘The Perfect Leggings’. After numerous fails, I tried these from The Gym People. These leggings are so amazing that I ordered them in other prints and styles. They wash easily, keep their shape, and they give great support to my less-than-perfect legs and bum. Also, I’m 5’10” and I have really long legs, which can be a problem in the leggings quest. However, these are the perfect length, and they are appropriate for both running errands and the yoga studio. I’m now a The Gym People newly converted disciple, and I’m a very happy and content Leggings Snob. Buy these leggings; you will complete your Perfect Leggings Quest!" —Marla M.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 32 colors).

    14. A Lodge cast-iron skillet that'll just get better the more you use it. Use it to sear steaks, brown veggies, or even bake a cake. It's basically indestructible so you can pass it on to your kids...and they can leave it to theirs.

    The pan with salmon and asparagus in it
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    Cast-iron skillets may seem intimidating to first-time users, so check out our explainer on how to care for a cast iron before you buy to figure out whether it's the right cookware for you.

    Promising review: "I LOVE my cast iron. I used to be a cookware snob. I have had pretty much every type of high-end pan. My latest set was a Viking stainless steel set, which are great. I also used non-stick pans for some things, but got worried about the potential toxicity of the non-stick surface wearing away into the food. So I researched and came up with cast iron, which by chance my grandmother swore by in her cooking days. Granted, it takes a while to get the skillet properly 'seasoned' and to learn NOT to clean it with soap after use. But now my pan is very well seasoned after about nine months of good use. I have bought more of various sizes and my expensive Vikings no longer see use. I couldn't be happier." —msmith9450

    Get a 10.25-inch pan from Amazon for $14.88 (available in 14 sizes, varieties).

    And! Don't forget to our picks for the best cast-iron skillets.

    15. A dark spot corrector for brightening dark spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. This serum contains hydroquinone and kojic acid, among other things, to fade any discoloration so your skin looks glowy and smooth.

    Reviewer with very dark scars on their forehead at the beginning of treatment and then with dramatically brighter skin after three weeks
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    Promising review: "I’m actually super impressed with this skincare line. I started using the hydroquinone two weeks ago and just started the retinoid cream last night. I have always been a snob when it comes to skincare, spending $$$ on a product. My skin tone has noticeable evened out and spots are fading all for a fraction of the cost." —EmeGracesMom

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    16. A Hu Kitchen chocolate bar if you're looking for a vegan option that's dare I say more delicious than the dairy version.

    reviewer holding the bar, which has a bite out of one of the squares
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    Promising review: "I love every flavor and I love the ingredients list!! I became a dark chocolate snob after making dark chocolate for a small shop for a while and so far this is the only one that compares :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $19.95 (available in nine flavors and in a variety pack).

    17. Truff hot sauce, a sophisticated condiment made with chilis, agave nectar, spices, and, of course, black truffle, to transform your meals into a gourmet experience. *chef's kiss*

    The sauce drizzled on popcorn
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    There's also a white truffle version as well as a hotter version of the classic black truffle hot sauce.

    Promising review: "I’m a hot sauce snob and Truff is my absolute favorite. I can’t say enough about the perfection of the heat/flavor balance. The truffle and garlic is just right, not overpowering but definitely noticeable. And I love, love the presentation of the bottle — simple labeling with the cool stopper in a nice giftable box." —Raff

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    18. A lace front wig so you can add length, protect your natural hair from heat damage, or just change up your look. Reviewers love that there's little to no shedding with this one.

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    This wig is 100% virgin human hair.

    Promising review: "The hair quality is similar to the $300–$500 wigs out there. It’s not really thick or thin; it’s perfect if you want a 'believable' look. I personally don’t use lace wigs for hairlines and I instead cut the lace completely off and leave an inch or so of my own natural hair out in the front and wear it like a three-quarter wig. My natural hair texture is identical to this hair so it blends perfectly. I purchased 22 inches and it looks even longer, which is awesome. It’s simply beautiful, and I’m a bit of a hair snob😩🤦🏽‍♀️ So just buy it :)" —CreoleCandy

    Get it from Amazon for $124.99+ (available in eight lengths).

    19. A pack of fine tip pens because color-coding your notes is a small joy in each work or school day.

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    Promising review: "I ordered these pens to try out. I am a teacher and self-admitted pen snob who loves nice pens. These pens have become my favorite. They have nice color, do not bleed through the paper, and have a great variety of colors to choose from. The color is bold, but the points leave fine lines. Smooth writing and no smear ink is a plus in my grade book. I also like the package, that keeps them together and organized. I will buy these fine liner pens again." —kmayberry

    Get a pack of 18 pens from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A primer that'll transform your already beautiful face into a smooth, even canvas for makeup. It's made with green tea extract and collagen to protect and moisturize the skin.

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    Promising review: "I will admit I am a bit of a makeup snob and prefer to shop only at Sephora. But I hadn't found a holy grail primer there, so I thought it couldn't hurt to try this one — and I am so glad I did! It creates a smooth finish on your face before you put on foundation, and my makeup stays put all day. My makeup didn't even budge when I was in Croatia in 100-degree HUMID heat and on a kayak...so definitely recommend at least giving this a try!" —Keri

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    21. A wire-free and moisture-wicking V-neck sports bra for maximum support, style, and comfort. It has a chic crisscross detail in the back so you can totally wear it to brunch after your gym workout.

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    Promising review: "I’ve always considered myself a bit of a workout clothes snob and this longline sports bra is TOP notch! I love it just as much if not more than any of my Lululemon or Athletica! I now have it in five colors! I am a 34DD but very small everywhere else! It provides a perfect amount of support! I typically wear them to my spin classes!" —DallasMaginn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 21 colors).

    22. A cruelty free vitamin C serum if your skin could use a pick-me-up. Just listen to the 29,000+ people who gave it a five-star review: this stuff brightens, softens, and dramatically fades hyperpigmentation.

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    Promising review: "I was very skeptical before buying this product. I am 27 and had never used vitamin C before and my skin wasn't looking so great in my mid-twenties as it had when I was younger. This product has literally turned my skin around!! The results are night and day — no more breakouts, brighter skin, and an all around glowy look to it. I use it every other day because I do have sensitive skin so I want to build up to it. So far I have been beyond impressed especially because I am a skincare product snob. I apply it to a slightly damp face and apply sunscreen after! I highly recommend." —Katie Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A collagen-coating hair treatment to tame your bedhead overnight. It's safe for all hair types and will revitalize a mane that's dry, damaged, and over-processed. Waking up with frizz-free hair? Umm, yes please!

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    Promising review: "I will be honest, I am pretty much a snob when it comes to hair products. I have tried just about everything under the sun to help with my bleached blonde fine curly hair. This stuff is great. I would definitely compare it to a more expensive product Olaplex 3. A little bit goes a long way, definitely brush it through in the shower and let it sit for a bit. My hair is so soft it is incredible." —Suzanne S

    Get it from Amazon for $7.73.

    Read our review of Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why my colleague calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    24. A set of cooling bed sheets made from soft microfiber so your waking hours aren't spent battling wrinkles while your sleeping hours are spent fighting night sweats. Insomnia, meet your worst enemy.

    the white sheets on a bed
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    Each set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

    Promising review: "I am a total sheet snob and was hesitant to try these as they're not that expensive. I'm beyond pleased. Washed them as soon as I got them and made my bed afterwards. We have a deep mattress and these go above and beyond in fit. Very soft and comfortable. I plan on ordering a few more sets in other colors so they'll all be rotated and last longer. Thanks so much!" —krlprice

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in eight sizes and 45 colors).

    25. A bag of premium clumping litter because scooping the litter box and having the clumps break into a dozen pieces while releasing a pee- and ammonia-scented cloud is your biggest frustration with your current litter. Ding ding ding! This winning litter will prevent that problem. Plus reviewers say the odor control is fantastic.

    Reviewer's cat in their litter box
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    Promising review: "I am a litter snob. I've tried what seems like every brand out there, and while kitty doesn't complain, I am tougher to impress. That being said, this is awesome stuff. No dust, no tacky air freshener scent. Clumps hard as a rock and controls odor wonderfully. Plus, the price is right and it is delivered to my door. What is not to like?" —SevierNurse

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in seven styles and six sizes).

    You after giving these products a try and actually being impressed:

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

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