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    1. An Echo Dot that can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, and tell you about the weather, but Maybe I don't understand technology, but the far more likely answer is there's something ~MORE~ at play.

    small disc-like echo dot and a speech bubble saying "alexa, play study music"

    The Echo Dot can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, tell you about the's a little scary how much it's capable of!

    Promising review: "I have friends and family who have made fun of me for using the Echo Dot around my home. Well, I gave a few as gifts. 'Why would I ever need something like this' turned into love with it the first hour! The music, the information, and the whole Alexa experience made her a huge believer. The same thing happened with my sister and my niece. They loved it. Now we also 'drop in' to talk to one another. I'd say it was a huge hit and based on my personal experiences plus their enthusiastic acceptance, I have to give Alexa and the Echo Dot five stars." —Greg C.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in six colors).

    2. An Instant Pot, because if you don't have one already, it's probably about time! Almost anyone can tell you this device bends time to its will, cutting cook times significantly while delivering "slow-cooked" taste.

    instant pot full of mac and cheese

    The Instant Pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, and sterilize. You can even make a cake in it!

    Promising review: "I deliberated about buying one of these for so long (over a year). I regret all of this deliberation, because now that I have it, I'm not sure how I lived without it. Rice turns out perfectly every time. It's amazing. I push a button and walk away and end up with edible rice every single time. I love that this has so many uses in our combined vegetarian/omnivorous household. This Instant Pot produced the only pork dish that my husband has ever liked. I made an amazing vegan curry. I've made soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk yogurts, and they've all been fantastic. I'll never 'boil' an egg any other way ever again. Eggs turn out perfectly every time and they are so easy to peel. Stop deliberating and buy this now!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in five styles and four sizes).

    3. An aerogarden for turning your previously plant-killing thumb into a green one. This device will keep herbs alive and well in your own home, with VERY little effort required from you.

    black electric planter with herbs growing in it under LED lights

    The aerograden features LED grow lights as well as a system to remind you when to add water and plant food, ensuring your plants have everything they need to thrive!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection, exclusively Macy's for $99.99 (originally $189.99).

    For more info on the aerogarden, check out "Grow Herbs In Your Apartment With Zero Effort Using This Smart Countertop Garden." Spoiler alert: it works! Even in a dark New York City apartment.

    4. A John Frieda Hot Air Brush to live as if you're your own Bizarro World twin who's exactly the same as you in every way except with an incredible and simple blowout.

    reviewer with half a head of long curly brown hair and half a head of long curly straight hair

    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    5. A pet hair vacuum, because, although you love them, you haven't known peace since you got a pet that started shedding everywhere. This vacuum lifts the curse.

    The hand vac has a 16-foot power cord and comes with two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Promising review: "Holy crap! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! A picture is worth a thousand words — check mine out! The 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair! The 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD!" —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    6. Tend Skin Solution for showing ingrown hairs and razor bumps who's boss. Those suckers have never stood down until now, and frankly I suspect Tend is actually a potion.

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    7. An eyeshadow primer so the look you spent so long on this morning can stay in ~prime~ condition all the live long day. The ability to freeze time for under $15? Worth it.,

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    8. A set of three scrubbing drill brush attachments to make (dirty) opaque glass transparent again. Ooooo, ahhhhh.

    yellow brush attached to a drill in front of a glass shower wall that's half cloudy and half clear

    The set comes with a 2-inch flat brush, a 4-inch flat brush, and a round brush. Heads up that the drill is *not* included, but consider a basic Black and Decker one ($53.99 on Amazon) if your toolbox is in need.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard-water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

    9. A pot of Hard As Hoof nail strengthening cream that fortifies your nails and keeps them from breaking, splitting, or peeling — it's like putting a tiny force field around your fingertips.

    Promising review: "Amazing! My nails have transformed and have NEVER been this healthy-looking and strong. This is a must-have product. You will see results in about a month of daily application." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    10. A bottle of dandruff shampoo so you don't have to go about your day stressing about any flakes that may be visible in your hair *or* on your very cool black magician cape.

    on the left a reviewer's scalp with a lot of dandruff and on the right the same scalp with no dandruff

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    11. A dry shampoo powder that happily grants your biggest wish: being able to not wash your hair so you can sleep in longer.

    on the left a reviewer's bangs looking greasy and on the right the same bangs looking clean and fresh

    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A pack of Mighty Patches to pull stubborn pus and sebum out from inside of your breakouts. If only every problem could be solved with an all-powerful sticker.

    on the right a reviewer's face pimple with a clear pimple patch on it, on the left the same face where the patch is full of white sebum

    Promising review: "If you have issues with acne (especially those nasty whiteheads) but can't afford all the fancy step-by-step treatments out there, you at least need to buy these. This truly worked at minimizing my pimples, sucking up the wound, and keeping big pimples from getting worse. It really does draw up the pus to the patch! I leave one on overnight and just slowly peel off and then wipe away any remaining pus. I even let my mom who was visiting try it on her pimple and she loved them, so I had to order more!" —Megan Meehan

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    13. A set of airtight silicone lids that are the definition of multipurpose. They're heat-proof so you can use them in the microwave or as pot lids and seal so tight you can ~Wingardium Leviosa~ bowls with them all day long.


    I have these and couldn't love them more! I use at least one every day for covering half-empty cans, keeping coffee warm, steaming something in a pot that doesn't have a lid, and truly so many other tasks.

    Promising review: "Now, instead of using plastic wrap, I can use these lids to put over the bowl as my dough rises. We can heat leftovers in the microwave, or store them with these on top. My teenager keeps commenting on how useful these lids are and how eco-friendly. Highly, highly recommend them." —Cate

    Get a set of five from Food52 for $40.

    Head to "Food52's Airtight Silicone Lids Are The Answer To So Many Of Your Kitchen Woes" for more info!

    14. A stainless-steel "soap" bar so you can easily wash away the lingering smell of garlic and onions after chopping with just a helpful hunk of metal. No more scrubbing for half an hour in vain.

    hand holding a smooth piece of metal that's shaped like a bar of soap over a sink

    Reviewers say this bar also helps with body odor! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Promising review: "This bar is for real. I know there is science behind it but it feels like magic. The onion smell disappears from your hands instantly. Every kitchen needs this. Have had it for years now and no rust or any sign of wear. Looks and works like it’s brand new." —kallisto

    Get it from Amazon for $8.63.

    15. A pair of nail clippers that catch all of your trimmings instead of creating a tiny pile of disgustingness for you to clean up. Using these is much easier than charming a broom to sweep up., Amazon

    The clippers have a file on the bottom and also come in a really nice case!

    Promising review: "Best nail clipper I've ever owned. All my life I've had stainless steel nail clippers that slip from my fingers whenever I have to cut my nails, which bends the nail and adds pressure onto my nail bed. With these clippers, the groove lets my thumb sit comfortably. It cuts very well, and there's no need to put too much pressure when cutting a tough nail. The nail catcher is a good bonus. It prevents your nail debris from flying all over the place so you don't need to hover over the trash can. I use the built-in nail file to shape those sharp edges and it does the job very well. It eliminates the use of switching over to an individual nail file. I also like the little case that it comes in. It keeps me from losing my nail clippers." —Jasmine

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. An activated charcoal whitening toothpaste so you can brush your way to a bright smile twice a day using only your magic wand (aka, your toothbrush).

    on top a reviewer's slightly yellow teeth, on the bottom the same teeth a bit whiter

    Promising review: "I used this product four times now, and it’s unbelievable how white my teeth already are. You also don’t get sensitive teeth from this like other whiteners. Love it!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A vitamin C serum that'll lessen dark circles, sun spots, redness, and breakouts — the ultimate skincare potion.

    on the left a reviewer with some breakouts, on the right the same face with the breakouts gone

    Promising review: "I was originally spending a lot more for a Kiehl's pore tightening and face brightening serum. When I heard from a friend about this serum, I was doubtful it would be effective, but I WAS BLOWN AWAY by the results even within two weeks! I have been using this vitamin C serum and I have seen unbelievable results! I really cant believe it! My pores are a lot tighter and my major dark sun spot has faded. I will be reordering it and I have recommended it to many friends." —Annalyssa Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Check out "This Vitamin C Face Serum May Give You The Best Dang Skin Of Your Life" for more info!

    18. A tube of Lanolips 101 Ointment Superbalm to keep your lips at mystical levels of hydration all summer long.

    on the top a BuzzFeed editor's chapped lips labeled "before lanolips", on the bottom the same lips looking smooth labeled "after lanolips"
    Natalie Brown / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have chronically dry lips — likely from lots of working out and licking my lips while running outside in the dry weather. This stuff is magic. I keep it in my gym bag, purse, and nightstand." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    19. A hair finishing stick so you can whisk stray hairs up, up and away with just the flick of a wrist.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of products like this, but I figured it was cheap enough to try. I'm SO glad I did! I always have what I call 'fluh fluhs' coming out of the part on my head and no matter how many times I wet them down they stick straight up again. This product sticks them down and they stay down! The only caution I would give is that there's a little learning curve of how hard to press the wand to your hair. I find that I need a very light touch or I get too much of the product in my hair, which then looks a little greasy. If you wipe the brush as you pull it out you should be OK — just like mascara! Great buy!" —tinyntuff

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A seat gap filler that'll basically pay for itself with all the change you'll be able to rescue from the depths of your car floor.

    on the left, the seat gap filler's box, on the right the long black foam and fabric filler between the car seat and center console

    The seat gap filler is flexible and fits into most cars.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99

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