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    36 Things Our Readers Swear Are 100% Worth It After Finding Them In Our Posts

    Smart little life-improving things.

    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.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best products they've bought while shopping in our posts (plus saved up their recs from the comments on other posts) — here's what they genuinely swear by!

    1. A tie-back, wing-sleeved, loose and flowy maxi dress that you'll find yourself making excuses to wear twice in a week because it's the ideal mix of cute and comfortable.

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    "THIS DRESS! I'm obsessed with it — so flattering...such comfort. Wow." —ashleya48d31460c

    Some Amazon reviewers mention that it shrinks some the first time you wash it, but many of them still really love it!

    Get it on Amazon for $24.99+ (available in 16 colors/patterns, and sizes XS-XXL).

    2. An eyeliner with wing stamps — the set is practically guaranteed to speed up your morning routine, whether you're a liquid liner novice or seasoned pro.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    "I had heard about them but after seeing the BuzzFeed article and actually looking into the product, I LOVE THEM!!!! A total game changer for my makeup routine!" —yourradimrad

    You get two liners: each has a wing stamp (one for the left, one for the right) on one end, and a pen liner on the other.

    Get them on Amazon for $11.28.

    3. A lightweight, travel-friendly collapsible backpack that folds up itty-bitty so you can stash it in your purse (or the corner of your carry-on, or your tiny closet) then unfurl it to full size the moment you need to stuff it with books, groceries, camping gear, diaper bag needs, or tbh whatever.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    "New Outlander bags are awesome, and they very durable. I've been using mine for two years, and it shows very few signs of wear. I like to hike down to the lake and read, and I can take two water bottles, a small lunchbox, sunscreen, bug spray, first-aid supplies, a book, a cooling towel, and my phone." —grovemenglish, from this roundup of things we tried

    "I got the large size to use as a diaper bag and it holds a crapload of stuff. The material is thin, but construction feels sturdy. I can fit in his portable changing kit (mat, 3-5 diapers, wipes and diaper sacks), hand sanitizer, wallet, keys, travel pack of Clorox wipes, tissues, pen, mirror, charger, headphones, power bank and two jackets. I've also used it as a weekend bag and managed to fit in three outfits, a set of PJs, huge toiletry bag, sports towel and a small ziplock bag of make up. I've had it for a while now and the only signs of wear are on the two side mesh pockets". —reikoko, from the same roundup

    Get one from Amazon for $17.32+ (available in 11 colors and another size/style).

    4. A Bed Head Waver because it makes it easy to achieve super loose waves for the wedding you're attending this weekend, tighter nearly-curls for your big presentation next week, and that Goldilocks-level ~just right~ in-between texture for all those selfies you'll take at the family reunion next month.

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    "That Bed Head waver is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The waves last for days. I get a shit ton of compliments and I’ve gotten a bunch of people to buy it." —ashleyh43f9bb46d, from this roundup of before and after photos

    It lets you achieve four different levels of waves! The cord swivels so it won't get all twisted as you make your way through your mane, and you can choose from several heat levels. Even better: it automatically shuts off so you don't have to post a giant sticky note on your back door reminding you to turn it off before you leave.

    Get it on Amazon for $39.97.

    5. A mini colander that's made for those recipes that call for ~drained and rinsed~ cans of beans, fruit, or whatever — you'll be able to easily dump all the juice without losing a single bit of food.

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    "I love using it! Making tuna fish sandwiches just got easier!" —jennies4783ed5b8, from this roundup of useful kitchen upgrades under $10

    Get it on Amazon for $3.71.

    6. A set of sexy anti-chafe lace bands because dresses are sooo comfortable to wear when it's hot outside right up until that moment you take a few steps and feel your thighs rub together — and these put a stop to that discomfort, instantly.

    BuzzFeed Video / buzzfeed.com, Amazon

    "Can confirm that the anti-chafe lace bands are the best! I've tried using sticks and balms, but they all wear out within a few minutes. Never have to worry about that with fabric! Plus they make me feel super cute. ♥️" —Sunegami, from this roundup of hot weather problem-solving products

    Reviewers do say that if you're between sizes (or even an exact number of inches that corresponds to a size), order down one so they stay!

    Get them on Amazon for $14.95+ (eight colors, some available both in lace and solid).

    7. Or a powder gel so you can kiss that annoying thigh and under-boob chafe goodbye, no matter how sweaty you get this summer... and even potentially use it as a makeup primer.

    Amazon

    "Monistat anti chafe gel is what I use for my under-boob year round and my thighs whenever I wear a dress on a hot day. It doesn't stain or leave any weird residue, and it's not uncomfortable." —ispeakmeow, from anti-chafing products to save your thighs

    Redditors on r/MakeupAddiction and users on Makeup Alley like it as a primer, as long as your skin isn't sensitive to silicones.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $16.34.

    8. A drain hair catcher that will be the knight in shining armor for you and your bathroom pipes, letting you shed all the hair you want without risking an incredibly disgusting clog that you'll have to yank up later with a drain millipede.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    "BuzzFeed has been obsessed with the Tub Shroom, but my tub drain has a lift-and-turn cover like the one in the picture, so no Tub Shroom for me. The OXO hair catcher works wonderfully, and it’s very easy to just pick up and throw out the shed hair after a shower. (I have long thick hair, and shed a handful of hair with every wash!)" —caroliner4f34a2a95, from useful products under $10 for your bathroom

    If you live somewhere with a more humid climate (or tbh just a humid bathroom in general), it's probably a good idea to rinse it off and lay it on its side to dry after every few showers or so, to prevent mold — btw, that goes for every hair catcher out there!

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99.

    9. The Headache Hat — it's basically a collection of ice cubes surrounded by soft, cushioned material so anytime you feel a headache or migraine coming on, you can pull it out of the freezer, wrap it around your head and eyes, and relax under it's gentle compressing weight.

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    "The headache hat is amazing! I have two so one can be ready for me at all times. I can’t recommend it enough for people that have headache/migraine issues." —carolynr46e3df666, from this roundup of versatile products

    Of course, you can also use it as a neck wrap or leg wrap; it doesn't have to only sit on your head! And it comes with a protective freezer bag so you know it won't get contaminated by any stray frozen veggies.

    Get it on Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

    10. Some O'Keeffe's working hands cream because it genuinely does what it says it will: moisturize and repair dried, cracked hands that you've washed in hot water one two many times, so they finally stop flaking and peeling.

    amazon.com

    "O'Keeffe's Working Hands is the only thing that's ever worked on my dry hands. I work in food service so I'm constantly washing my hands, and they get raw and red, especially in the winter. My husband bought me a jar of the stuff a couple years ago and now it's the only thing I'll use. When you first put it on it burns like a bitch, but that's normal (it says so on the packaging). After about five minutes though, your hands feel a million times better, and within about a day the redness and cracks are gone." —a4e75e5402, from skincare products that'll give you dramatic before & after photos

    Get it on Amazon for $6.49.

    11. And O'Keeffe's lip balm, which does equally intensive repair work for your pout without any scent or greasiness.

    @okeeffescompany / instagram.com

    "All O’Keeffe's products are fantastic. I’m on Accutane and my skin is so dry, especially my lips, but their lip balm works wonders, it’s the only thing I’ve used that keeps them from cracking and bleeding." —findmeinneverland, from this roundup of best-selling products everybody else has already bought

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $5.97, or a pack of two with SPF for $8.98.

    12. A silicone scalp massager and shampoo brush because it gently deep cleans and exfoliates your skin (and can seriously help with eczema flakes) in addition to just feeling really damn good.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    "I have the scalp brush and it is legit. I have several patches of eczema on my scalp that can get seriously flaky and gross. I use this every time I shampoo (every other day/every two days) and it keeps the flakes at bay without making my scalp feel raw or sore." —liviet24, from this roundup of products you'll use every single day

    One reviewer also mentions that it's awesome for removing excess hair dye from their scalp with very little effort.

    Get it on Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    13. A pill organizer with a small box for each day that's divided into times of day, so you can spend a few minutes on Sunday divvying up all your doses, then grab each day's organizer every morning to pop in your bag so it's always with you.

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    "As someone with a shit ton of chronic illnesses and even more prescriptions/supplements, this pill organizer is HEAVEN." —iamijurmann, from the same roundup of products you'll use every single day

    Get it on Amazon for $7.39.

    14. A pair of Keepons to slide on the ends of your glasses so they finally stop that annoying habit of slipping down your nose multiple times every hour.

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    Instead, they'll actually stay put and in-place — fairly discreetly, too.

    "THANK YOU BuzzFeed, Keepons are amazing." —gloriag2, from this roundup of products you'll use every single day

    Get them on Amazon: 10 pairs in black for $4.79 or 20 pairs for $6.99; or 20 pairs in white / translucent for $6.89 (they do have multiple styles and sizes, depending on the style of your glasses; to figure out your size, consult the second image in any of their product listings).

    15. Or a different brand's anti-slip glasses ear hooks, which also work wonders to make sure your spectacles stay in place.

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    "So I am a dog groomer. I also tend to sweat a lot while grooming because contrary to popular belief, dog grooming is strenuous work and I don't just play with puppies all day. My glasses always tend to fall off my face especially if I'm sweating. I saw these in a BuzzFeed article and I bought them to hold my glasses up. They work great! 10 out of 10 would buy again." —sjp41489

    While these don't come in multiple sizes, they're designed to fit almost any pair of glasses.

    Get them on Amazon for $4.97+ (available in four colors and in packages of one, two, four, or ten pairs).

    16. A pair of little plastic apples that absorb ethylene gas, which initially causes produce to ripen, but eventually causes it to spoil. Meaning that if you drop one of these in your produce drawer, all the produce there will last sooo much longer. (Or at least long enough so you get to eat it all!)

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    "BluApple works! One of the things I saw 2000 times in BuzzFeed articles and ended up buying." —Mischieffy, from this roundup of money saving kitchen products

    Get a pack of two starter Bluapples on Amazon for $13.99 and a one-year refill pack for $11.99.

    17. A brown sugar bear, so you don't lose any more bags of previously perfectly good brown sugar to the curse of rock-hard-solidificiation (and in fact can revive any brown sugar already in that sorry state!).

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    "The brown sugar bear works!!! I felt like such a dork for being so amazed by it but I literally told all my friends that I saved my solid block of brown sugar." —lauracorinas, from this roundup of money saving kitchen products

    Soak it in water for 20 minutes, dry it off a little, stick it in the container, and wait! A day or so later, your sugar will be nice and soft. (And if it's soft already, it'll *stay* that way!) Live somewhere super humid? Skip the soak and stick it in with chips, pretzels, salt, etc. to keep them from going stale or sticking together!

    Get it on Amazon for $5.44.

    18. A pair of machine washable flats perfect if you're tired of throwing out shoes that get unbearably stinky after just a few months of wear, because that's just what happens when you wear shoes without socks. (Oh, and as a little eco-friendly bonus, they're made from recycled water bottles).

    Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed, Rothy's / instagram.com

    "I have a few pairs of these in all of the styles. Yeah, they cost a lot for flats, but the comfort is pretty amazing. I think the style that’s most worth the money is the pointy toe flat. If you’ve got any kind of sensitive foot issues (like bunions) that usually prevent you from wearing anything pointy, then this shoe will feel like a godsend. I hadn’t worn anything pointy in AGES and I really missed the look. Now I wear these little pointy Rothy’s almost every day. To work, to run errands, to my niece’s wedding! They look so great with absolutely everything. The round toe flat isn’t really special enough to warrant the price tag, but the pointy is worth every penny. And yeah, they wash up good as new every time." —chrisa443ec9017, from our full Rothy's flats review

    Get them from Rothy's: the black point style for $145, or their other styles for $125+ (also available in a round toe flat, a loafer, and a sneaker; all in many colors/patterns, and sizes 5–12).

    19. 5 Second Rule, a hilarious party game for two people or two teams (of basically any size), where each person has five seconds to "name three ___", depending on the card they pull. Pretty much anyone's going to end up laughing if they watch, and you'll definitely cackle when you play!

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    "Best game ever! It really is hilarious! We've had it for a few years and it's always a hit when we have guests." —jessa23, from this writeup on the game (which has more details about how it's played, if you're curious!)

    And yes, Ellen's played this game on her show multiple times because it's just that funny. We play it here on occasion at BuzzFeed, too, because your teams can vary in size, it's easy for people to leave when they need to, and everyone ends up laughing!

    Get it on Amazon for $19.96.

    20. A mini white noise machine with non-looping audio so you can finally get the solid night's sleep you deserve, construction and neighbor noises be damned.

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    "I could not live with out this thing! I’ve had it for a year and a half and it’s usually always on. Still going strong! Totally worth the price tag." —lizm4b029d688

    "It works great. I take it on trips with me." —crankylibrarian, from things you need if you live with loud people

    It has ten fan sound options and ten ambient noise options, and is small enough you can easily pack it for travel.

    Get it on Amazon for $48.89.

    21. The Invisibobble, a coiled hair tie that was engineered to gently but firmly hold your hair back for hours *without* leaving that frustrating dent that only comes out when you wash or straighten it.

    @invisibobble / instagram.com

    "The Invisibobble is AMAZING, I bought a pack on a whim two years ago and holy cow, I have thin terrible hair and it doesn’t leave a dent AT ALL! It also rarely tangles in my hair either which is a good thing too." —caitlinl4a93154a5, from things that'll make you say, "well, there goes all my money"

    Get a pack of three on Amazon for $7.86+ (available in four colors, with more options in their Amazon store).

    22. The One Line a Day Journal: each page asks you to record a little about that calendar date over the course of five years, so as you flip through each year again, you get to reflect on what's changed — or hasn't!

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    "I have terrible memory so with this I don’t feel like I’m forgetting my entire life. And I never feel like writing a ton at the end of the day so this journal is cool." —tabathaannm2, from things you should probably already own

    Get it from Amazon for $10.17.

    Want to learn more? Read our One Line A Day review.

    23. A non-traditional silverware organizer because it takes up half the space of other organizers (but still fits the same amount of silverware!), so you can use the rest of the drawer to store so much more.

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    "I have and LOVE this silverware organizer. Saves so much drawer space!" —aloysiusc, from things you should probably already own

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

    24. Some underwire-free racerback sports bras that precisely balance comfort and support, so you aren't distracted by any too-tightness *or* excessive movement, and instead can stay focused on how counting your reps, staying on pace with your cycling class's music, or what's happening on that TV show you like to watch on the treadmill.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    "I have those sports bras. They are actually super good, especially if you have a bigger bust. It keeps them from hurting when running." —oksana_jay, from things you should probably already own

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors).

    25. The Aerogarden, which uses ~hydroponic technology~ to make growing all kinds of herbs and veggies pretty much foolproof, no patches of dirt, green thumb, or sunlight required.

    Macy's

    "The Aerogarden really works. My husband hand I have grown a ridiculous amount of plants considering we don’t have a garden. We have coriander, oregano, basil, Thai basil, tomatoes, peppers, and more. We grow them there up to a point and then change them to a vase. He says herbs have never tasted to good and I agree." —sarapm, from products you've been dreaming of

    All you do is add water and plant food (and it even tells you when it needs more), pop in the pods, and watch them grow! The light at the top automatically turns itself on and off, so you don't even need any natural light from a window or anything. It comes with six starter pods: Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil. If you don't love herbs, you can also get pods that grow flowers, lettuces, tomatoes, and lots of other things.

    Get one from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99.

    26. A hair serum infused with argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera because those essential ingredients make it easy for even frizz-prone hair to hold its own against humidity's demands.

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    "So I am in my thirties and NEVER bought anything extra for my hair before. I splurged and bought the Argan oil stuff for my frizzy, frustrating hair. It really works. You only need a little so it’s worth the money. It makes my hair less frizzy and softer. I put it in my toddler’s hair too because it used to get sooo tangled. Her hair is now also soft and more manageable." —maryk4718c46b9, from summertime problem-solving products

    Get it on Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A twenty-inch air circulating fan to come to the serious aid of your AC, and make sure that cold air gets everywhere. It'll be the perfect thing to both collapse in front of the moment you come in from mowing the lawn, and then carry out to your porch or balcony after dark so you can enjoy the evening, comfortably.

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    "I have had this fan for about seven years. It does work well and it's easy to disassemble and clean." —ForkliftJones, from this roundup of hot weather problem-solving products

    Get it on Amazon for $31.34.

    28. A one-piece swimsuit with a vintage-chic high waist and extra bum-cheek coverage so you can be the most glamorous person at the beach or pool.

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    "Enough cannot be said about this bathing suit. Every time I wear it, I get compliments. As a curvy girl who is a bit self-conscious at the beach, this swimsuit boosts my self esteem and makes me look forward to beach days in the summer again." —gouldamelia09, from this roundup of products people bought from our posts

    Reviewers of many different body types report loving it, although one person who bought after seeing it in one of our posts notes that it doesn't have any built-in boob support, so if that's on your must-have your list, this may not be the perfect suit for you. (Which checks out with another reviewer's note that it's really best for casual swimming and lounging not like, jogging along the shore).

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99+ (available in 19 colors/patterns and sizes S–XXXL).

    29. A pack of BedBands so you don't roll over in the middle of the night only to discover that the corner of your fitted sheet has slipped off the mattress AGAIN. Instead, your sheet will stay securely tucked no matter how many times you flip-flop around.

    BedBand

    "BedBands! I toss and turn like a mad person when I sleep, and somehow end up ripping the fitted sheet off my bed in the middle of my slumber. With these bands, I wake up in the morning and my bed is still impeccably made. Such a great purchase." —karlamarieg2

    Also, hi, these things have over 5,200 five-star Amazon reviews, which is very impressive.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    30. A pet hair squeegee because despite the efforts of your ever-suffering vacuum, your furry friend's shedded hair ends up impossibly embedded in your carpet... and this will extract every last bit of it.

    amazon.com

    "The pet hair squeegee, it’s a gift from the gods. My dog sheds when he walks and the squeegee cleans all his hair out the carpet." —cloem4ba976d03

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99. If you have vast swaths of carpet to cover, also check out and consider the squeegee broom for $14.99 — like the smaller squeegee, it takes some elbow grease, but it covers a bigger area for your effort.

    31. The Critter Catcher so the moment you spot pretty much any sort of creepy-crawly you can safely evacuate it from your home (from a very safe distance of over two feet, which helps with those that park themselves near the ceiling, too), no harm to you, no harm to the bug.

    Amazon

    "I get so stressed out when there's a bug way up high where I can't reach it because I obviously can't just live my life knowing that there's a bug roaming freely in my apartment. With this thing I don't even have to get close to it, I can just stick it up there, grab the handle and viola! Bug caught, and I am happy." —samantham46531ff01

    Also no nasty bug poison that you're spraying all over your home.

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

    32. A set of two seat gap fillers for when you're tired of accidentally dropping your phone down in the crack of no return for the two-thousandth-time in the past year.

    Amazon

    "That Drop Stop insert that keeps things from falling between your seats. It's stealth enough to look like factory equipment and 100% effective at preventing phones, change, and anything else from slipping out of my pockets and in between the seats." —axj66

    The neoprene gap fillers fit over each seat belt, so when you scoot your seat forward or back they simply follow along. Installation takes all of 15 seconds, and you can easily wipe or rinse them clean if they get dirty.

    Get the pack of two on Amazon for $19.99.

    33. Some Folex, a powerful no-rinse stain remover — it can conquer almost any seemingly-impossible mess you throw at it. Simply spritz it on, wait a second, then blot it up to see the stain truly vanish like magic.

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    "Folex. I have four kids and two dogs and our carpet is over 10 years old, so there are some pretty gnarly spots and I can't afford to get my carpets cleaned once a month like they'd need. I tried Folex after a BuzzFeed article, and while it doesn't work for every single stain or spot I've found it works WONDERS on a ton of them. Oil pastels from a fallen art project? It took the purple smudge right off. Grease splatters from a dropped plate seven months ago that nothing else would touch? Gone." —clparisian

    It works on both old and new stains (including red wine!), and on any color-safe fabric that you can safely wet with water (read: not dyed silk or wool, probs, or anything that says "dry clean only").

    Get it on Amazon for $11.34.

    34. A rechargeable electric hand warmer to keep your hands toasty both in your pockets all winter long *and* in your freezing cold office for the rest of the summer (and fall, and spring, let's be real).

    amazon.com

    "I have Raynaud's syndrome and I can't believe it took until age 35 to learn about this! LIFE CHANGING!!! Thanks BuzzFeed!" —oooholla

    It heats on both sides, has three different temperature levels, and can also be used as a power bank for your phone.

    Get it on Amazon for $27.99 (available in three colors).

    35. A rapid egg cooker so breakfast becomes instantly easier and more delicious, without taking much more effort than pouring a standard bowl of cereal. It makes tasty omelettes plus hard-boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs in a jiffy with minimal dishes.

    Amazon

    "Dash egg cooker. OMG. It makes the most amazing eggs. I did not care for eggs before buying it and now I have eggs of different cooking methods almost every day, always cooked to perfection." —megane20

    And of course all the non-electric parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe, which means cleanup's just as low-effort as cooking.

    Get it on Amazon for $18.59 (available in five colors).

    We tested this egg cooker against making eggs on the stove and the egg cooker won!

    36. Some Onyx Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream that will help restore damaged nails and prevent future cracks, splits, or peeling.

    amazon.com

    "I read about it on BuzzFeed, bought it immediately from Amazon, and my nails have NEVER looked better in my entire life. It actually works! I even got my mom into it, and her nails are looking amazing too!"

    elibe07

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    You, receiving even just one or two of these products in the mail and realizing just how great they really are:

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