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    Updated on Sep 11, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2020

    18 Products People Say Have Low-Key Changed Their Lives

    Maybe even high-key changed their lives.

    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 which products have low-key changed their lives. From a fancy schmancy espresso machine, to a cordless vacuum, to a super breathable non-medical face mask, here are some of the products they recommended to us:

    1. A Java Sok to help keep your overpriced (but delicious) iced coffee insulated for longer. It also helps to prevent watery puddles from forming and hands from getting cold and wet.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    "It’s basically a coffee koozie, and it’s amazing. I’m basic year-round, and I’ve poured out many a diluted iced coffee when I’ve gotten distracted at work. When I use my Java Sok, I still have a bit of ice left in my coffee when I go on my lunch break. Straight up game-changer." —meganh46c43f7c6

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in 23 styles, and three sizes).

    2. A FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleanser that'll make the chore-like task of washing your face from a day's worth of skin impurities (aka dirt and oil) so much more fun, you may actually look forward to your nighttime routine.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out our review of the fabulous FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleanser.

    "It took me a while to buy it because of the price, but I am so glad I did. My skin has never looked so good or felt so soft!!" —sarahh419f3ba26

    Get it from Amazon for $95.20+ (available in eight colors).

    3. A nonmedical face mask for a SUPER BREATHABLE way to keep yourself and others safe whether you're out for a run, doing errands, or taking the dog for a walk.

    Athleta

    "OMG!!! This is a game-changer: breathable material, adjustable ear straps, etc. It took a while for my order to arrive, but it was worth the wait!" —melialexander

    Type Of Fit: Elastic ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: Yes

    Fabric Type: One outer layer of polyester/spandex, and one inner layer of polyester/mesh

    Shipping Time: This mask is available to ship now, and may be available for curbside pick-up at an Athleta store near you

    Get a pack of three from Athleta for $25 (available in two colors)

    4. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot that is destined to become your new favorite kitchen gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, and a sauté-r all in one!

    Amazon

    It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other gadgets. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe!

    "I think I probably speak for a lot of people on this one. I wasn’t a cook until I bought one. Now I’m making soups when it’s cold, I’ve made a copycat of my favorite Cheesecake Factory meal, I’ve steamed squash, made sticky rice, and made pastas. It does so much, I almost never use my stove top." —anda_panda

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in three styles, and three sizes).

    5. A food storage container set so you can store your fresh produce with the peace of mind that they won't go bad before you even had the chance to eat them.

    Amazon, Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Set includes one 6.3 cup container, and two 17.3 cup containers with lids. The CrispTray helps to keep moisture away so you can prevent your produce from spoiling quickly. They feature FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide. They're BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe!

    "These produce-saving containers will actually keep your whole, un-chopped produce as fresh as the day you bought it at the grocery store — for almost two entire weeks. On March 5, I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. The berry I left in the original container's dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves. (I'm not eating the leaves, but still.) But the produce-saver strawb's as fresh as it was on day one! Not that I wouldn't eat the dehydrated one, if that was my only option, but given the choice? I'll take a fresh strawberry every day!" —Natalie Brown, BuzzFeed Editor

    Check out the rest of Natalie's review of these amazing food-saving containers!

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $37.04.

    6. An eyebrow shaving tool that'll allow you to seamlessly and painlessly touch up your brows right from the comfort of your own home — no threading, tweezing, or waxing required!

    A person using the Flawless Eyebrows gadget to clean up their eyebrows
    Amazon

    It comes with one AAA battery and a cleaning brush!

    "It's a small shaver that has a light on it and is super precise and easy to use. I have not waxed or plucked my brows since I started using it." —mollyc4dc773567

    Get it from Amazon for $15.94+ (available in five colors).

    7. A Hydro Flask to keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot for hours — ya know, the way you intended.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    "I’m nowhere near a VSCO girl, but they are actually sooo good. They don’t leak, they keep water really cool, and it holds a lot of water. Love it!" —just_a_human

    Get a 32 ounce Hydro Flask (32 ounce pictured above, but color is now sold out) from Amazon for $49.95 (available in seven colors), or from REI for $44.95 (available in 11 colors).

    8. A Dyson V8 cordless vacuum so you can wave goodbye to the struggle that is a wired vacuum with one hand, while effortlessly cleaning the most difficult crevices of your home with the other.

    Target

    "Last year, I decided to splurge on this vacuum and it was a game-changer. Vacuuming went from my most hated chore to my favorite. It's super lightweight yet powerful, and since it's cordless, I can just zip around vacuuming the entire house in half the time it would take with a regular vacuum. Also, it has a low profile so it's easy to vacuum hard-to-reach areas like under the couch, bed, etc. I'll never go back to a corded vacuum again." —whitneyb6

    Get it from Target for $399.99.

    9. A high-quality pan for cooking up your favorite foods and then cleaning everything up afterwards with ease.

    The Always Pan in the pinkish "spice" color
    Our Place

    This features a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    "It's one of those things you can just hold in your hands and know is high-quality. This gorgeous pan isn't just all looks: It heats up quickly, comes with a cool metal strainer, and has a spot for a nesting beechwood spatula. I've never owned a pan that cleaned up so easily. Seriously, just one swipe of the sponge and it's sparkly and new again. I use it for pretty much every meal and wow, I love it so much."—Rebecca O'Connell, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in five colors).

    10. A Snuggle Puppy that's basically a miracle solution to helping ease your pup's loneliness and separation anxiety — it's especially perfect for those crate-training their furry bbs.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    "Back in June, my family made the wonderful decision to add a puppy to our family. Bailey was just shy of turning 2 months when we first brought him home, and we decided to crate train him to help prevent accidents during the day and night until he'd become house-trained. The first night home he slept like a DREAM, and we were certain we had hit the jackpot... until the second night when he cried loudly for six consecutive hours even when we'd come downstairs to try and calm him down. Thanks to advice from the internet and family friends, we quickly purchased the Snuggle Puppy kit, and it immediately helped to calm him down (picture on the left of him sleeping next to it at 2 months old). To use it, you take this little red heart beat-like ticker, turn it on, and put it inside of the toy, Velcro it shut, and it's meant to make your pup feel as if they're not alone inside the crate. He started sleeping through the night, was more relaxed during the day, and it made everyone in the house feel so much more relieved. It blew our expectations out of the water.

    Bailey is 4 months now and no longer sleeps in his crate because he's house-trained. He also doesn't snuggle up to the puppy for comfort like he did when we first bought it for him, but he LOVES playing with the puppy, as well as the other toys and the blanket that comes with the kit. It's basically his new favorite chew/fetch toy (picture on the right of him, at almost 4 months old, chewing it), which obviously wasn't the intention, but my dog is SO happy when he has his Snuggle Puppy by his side. The price tag for the kit is definitely more than we wanted to spend on something we weren't sure would work, but I can fully attest two months later that it was the absolute best purchase we made for him! If you're considering getting a puppy, or your sanity is running low from a new puppy who suffers from separation anxiety or won't stop crying, I highly recommend getting this!" —Samantha Wieder (me!)

    Get it from Amazon: the Snuggle Puppy for $39.95 (available in four colors), or the Snuggle Puppy kit for $69.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A migraine relief stick that'll help stop migraines in their tracks. You: 1, Migraine: 0, and that's how it should always be.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    "I actually discovered this product in a BuzzFeed roundup of headache and migraine products that Amazon reviewers loved. Over the summer, my doctor had recommended I take less ibuprofen to prevent "rebound headaches" (oh yay, another kind!), which, as the name suggests, can happen as a rebound effect after taking medicine for a headache. I was really trying, but it was impossible to get through the day without doing something for my pounding head. So when I saw how many of my fellow sufferers swore by this product, I had to give it a try: $11 and a bottle small enough for me to to carry with me everywhere? It was a no-brainer (no pun intended).

    The stick provides a pleasant, cool, tingling feeling, almost like VapoRub. It lessens the intensity of the pain, and, if my headache is dull or just starting, it can make it go away almost entirely. If nothing else, it at least extends how long I can go without taking ibuprofen and delays the splitting headache I sometimes feel coming after a long day. I've taken so much less Advil since I started using this! Plus, you can reapply as often as you need." —Katy Herman, BuzzFeed Editor

    Check out the rest of Katy's review of this amazing migraine relief stick.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A pair of wireless earbuds so you can listen to your music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more without having to spend what feels like a lifetime untangling wires to do so.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    "I always break the wired kind, which isn't good because I have sensory processing disorder and I live in a fairly noisy city." —daynam4b6e28fa3

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three colors).

    13. A Zyliss garlic press for the quickest and easiest way to add crushed garlic to all of your yummy recipes.

    Amazon

    This is dishwasher-safe, but it's recommended to hand-wash!

    "Because, you know, garlic." —ashleyk498953415

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    14. Warby Parker glasses for the trendiest pair of prescription glasses you'll ever own. Plus, for those who are indecisive, their at-home try-on program is THE BEST.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    "I started wearing glasses regularly a few years ago when I found out the reason I was experiencing migraines and eye strain almost every single day for two months was because of astigmatism and nearsightedness. Knowing that glasses would now become a part of my daily life, I wanted to be sure I bought a pair that I felt cute in, but I am SO INDECISIVE. That is where Warby Parker comes in.

    Their at-home try on program is FREE. You get to pick five frames you love, and they send them to you within a few days. You then have about a week to try them on, take pictures with them, consult your family and friends for their thoughts, and they provide a free shipping label for sending them back. You can do this more than once! You just can't order a pair of glasses until your at-home try on has been return.

    When it's time to order, you can either upload your prescription (this is the quickest option!), or Warby Parker can call your eye doctor for you. You can also choose between various add-ons. For example, because I stare at a laptop screen most of the day, my glasses contain blue-light filtering to help lessen the strain on my eyes. I now own THREE pairs of glasses from Warby Parker, and I can honestly say that thanks to their excellent customer service and trendy frames, I will be a customer for life.

    P.S. — If you have vision insurance and they help to cover the cost of glasses, Warby Parker can provide you with an insurance reimbursement form after you order!" —Samantha Wieder (me!)

    Get them from Warby Parker: the Laurel in Tea Rose Fade (left) starting at $95, or the Eugene in Rosewood Tortoise (right) starting at $95, and be sure to check out all of the fabulous styles Warby Parker has to offer!

    15. A rapid egg cooker for whipping up boiled eggs, omelets, and poached eggs in a flash. When your eggs are ready, the cooker will ring to let you know. Long gone are the days of standing over the stove.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    It also features an auto-shutoff function! It can boil up to six eggs at a time, poach up to two eggs at a time, or make an omelet! There's a poaching tray, omelet tray, a six-egg holder tray, a measuring cup, a recipe book, and access to a recipe database. All nonelectric parts are dishwasher-safe! To learn more about this EGGcellent product, check out our write-up of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker!

    "I love cooking, I really do, but there are two very inconvenient times that my cooking laziness strikes, and that is first thing in the morning when I wake up, and at the end of the day when it's time for dinner. Thankfully, in the morning, I now have this rapid egg cooker which allows me to make soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, or an omelet, all without having to stand over the stove.

    It's also a great way to whip up a high protein snack during the day when you're busy with work, school, or just in the middle of a very important Netflix binge. The egg maker will let out a sound when your eggs are cooked, and then all you have to do is enjoy them!" —Samantha Wieder (me!)

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    16. Heavy-duty metal hooks that can be used in a variety of ways — kitchen utensils, a spot to hangs coats or towels, a place to keep car and house keys, or for your keeping your face mask by the front door so you never have an excuse to forget it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    "I attached them to my back door, which was just this big blank space, for hats and masks. They’re sturdy enough that we don’t accidentally pull them down when grabbing a mask, but can easily be moved around to more convenient arrangements. And now the last thing we see before walking out the door is our masks, so no excuse for forgetting." —benevolentspirit

    Get a pack of 10 hooks from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes).

    17. An espresso machine — sure, one of these fancy schmancy gadgets might cost you a small fortune, but so is your daily $5 latte.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    "It didn’t take long to figure out how to use it and replicate all of my favorite drinks that I’d usually spend $5+ on. It won’t take long for it to pay itself off." —wickedsword78

    Get one from Amazon: the De'Longhi Espresso and Cappuccino Maker for $99.99 (left), or the Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker for $179.99+ (right, available in three colors).

    18. A water tumbler with colorful rubber bands that'll make it easier to track your daily water intake. Once you finish drinking one of these, take a band off, and keep going until you've gotten through all of them.

    BuzzFeed Editor Samantha Wieder holding the water tumbler with the various colored rubber bands on it
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    "I own this wonderful water bottle, and I swear it's the only reason I'm good at keeping up with my water intake now. It comes with eight colorful rubber bands, and each time I finish the bottle, I take a rubber band off and wear it on my wrist. It's actually so rewarding getting to take a band off, and even more rewarding once you take the last band off. I've tried setting alarms on my phone, buying bigger water bottles, using the Plant Nanny app — this is the only thing that has worked for me. (Look — even my dog approves of it!)" —Samantha Wieder (me!)

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in two colors).

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