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Feb 3, 2017

Here's What People Are Buying On Amazon Right Now

Movers and Shakers is a list of products on Amazon that are currently rising in the ranking. This week: a mini crockpot for one, silicone makeup sponges, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg picture books.

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Amazon has a list of products called “Movers and Shakers,” which is pretty much just fancy talk for things that are currently ~trending~.

Here are some of the coolest and most useful things found on the list this week:

1. A biographical picture book that teaches kiddos (or anyone, really) about fighting for equality and that "disagreeing does not make you disagreeable."

Promising review: "I bought this for my two-year-old nephew. I figure it is never too early to make him a little feminist. I'm sure he won't appreciate it for a few more years, but it makes me smile and the message is fantastic." —Sara

Price: $10.99 (Kindle e-book) or $12.59 (hardcover)

2. A crock-pot that's just the right size for one or two people.

Promising review: "This slow cooker is smaller than I expected, but it's been perfect for my small household. It's deep and narrow, which means I don't have to add too much liquid when I need to cover. We've successfully made some tasty soups, pulled pork and chili in this little guy with plenty of leftovers. The small size also makes it easy to clean and store, which makes it less of a chore to use. Looking forward to winter with this! I would buy this again." —K. M. Humphrey

Price: $7.67 for a two quart cooker or $30 for a three quart cooker

3. A sweet question-a-day journal for you and bae to fill out and connect over over the span of three years (#commitment).

Promising review: "Two words: worth it. I got this book to commemorate me and my boyfriend's three-year anniversary; it seemed only right to purchase a three-year couple journal. The book design is simply sweet — it's supposed to resemble the old school initials in the tree, i.e. Jessie loves Jon. I dig it. And thus far, the questions are good; they've spawned some interesting conversations, which I think is the point — connection with your mate. The only downfall is you only get three lines to answer everything, which on some days is more than enough, but on others, not nearly." —Tally

Price: $10.69

4. A curved body pillow that's a total lifesaver for people with bad backs or hips, mothers-to-be, and pups (if only because they just like to snuggle).

Promising review: "I wish I would've bought this item sooner. My back no longer hurts in the morning. I have a firm memory foam mattress, so the softness of the pillow has helped so much." —Kelly Simonson

Price: $48

5. Stretchy fleece-lined leggings that'll result in the total abandonment of all of your pants.

Promising review: "As a plus-size girl, I carry most of my weight in my midsection and thighs, but these leggings pull on so easily and don't feel too tight — I actually have extra space, but they aren't baggy at all. They are THE SOFTEST leggings I have ever owned. Cozy is everything to me during NY winters, so these will most likely be the only things I wear this year. These also slide into boots really easily and don't bunch up at all, which is something I look for in a good pair of leggings." —Becks

Price: $20+ for four pairs / Sizes: One Size or Plus Size

6. A vintage-inspired boatneck dress that comes in 46 (!!!) colors and designs and is perfect for any dress-up occasion you can think of.

Color: Flora-11

Color: Floral-33

Promising review: "I usually wear a size 4 in a dress, but after reading the reviews, I decided to go with a medium to make sure it wasn't too tight on top (I'm a 34B). It fit me perfectly. I wore this to a friend's wedding, and I can't remember the last time I received so many compliments! The black tutu slip underneath gave it just enough flair. Now my only problem is finding another place to wear this again!" —Gela

Price: $12.99+ / Sizes: XS-4X Plus

7. A whopping 180-pack of gel pens that come in way too many glittery, metallic, and regular colors to choose from (so you'll just *have to* switch every 15 seconds).

Promising review: "So far these pens color beautifully. The gel flows so smoothly and the colors are so vibrant. A few of the pens did not work at first, but I just scribbled on a blank paper for a few seconds, and then they wrote just fine. I love the glitter ones so much and they sparkle long after the gel dries. These are great and come at a very affordable price for those of us who can't afford much more." —Amazon Customer

Price: $13.56

8. A silicone makeup sponge that's supposed to absorb way less product than a traditional foam blender.

Promising review: "I am loving the amount of product I have saved by switching from a beautyblender to a silicone sponge. It takes some getting used to as far as blending in your product, but it is well worth it! I just wish it were shaped differently, as it is a little awkward to handle." —Brianna

Price: $7.95

9. A wireless earpiece that has great battery life, sound quality, and comes with a nifty magnetic USB charger.

Promising review: "Really great product! I was hesitant because of the low price, but it works really well. It connects quickly and easily, and people on the phone can hear me really well. It fits so perfectly in my ear that I don't even worry about it falling out. Super tiny and cute, and the magnetic charger is really neat. Plus the customer service is great! I had a problem with mine, and they fixed it immediately." —Ashley

Price: $17.99

10. A Captain America waffle maker that'll make your breakfast taste like freedom.

Promising review: "My boyfriend and I make waffles from it very often and they always turn out amazing! We have never had a burnt waffle or any issues with sticking — even when we forget to spray the waffle iron. My one issue is filling it with batter — we haven't been able to perfect the amount of batter to pour in and where to pour it. Otherwise, it makes fluffy and well-cooked waffles! It's so simple to use and a great moderately-priced gift for any Captain America or Marvel fan!" —Floral Footprint

Price: $33.96

11. A 12-pack of Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso that's way cheaper than getting your daily in-store fix.

Promising review: "I sort of got addicted to these from my local gas station but it got very expensive, so these cases are such a money saver. If you have never tried these, they are delicious! I wouldn't say they taste like 'espresso,' but they have the right amount of kick and enough cream to make you not cringe. As a working college student, these have saved my life. I don't like energy drinks, so this was a great alternative!" —Tamara

Price: $12.82 for a 12-pack / Also available in Light: $18.05 for a 12 pack

12. An empowering memoir penned by actress and singer Keke Palmer that's sure to get you fired up about pursuing your dreams.

Promising review: "Always been a fan of Keke, and this book just took it to the next level! Keke gets raw and real with her life experiences and makes them relatable. This book definitely keeps me motivated to hold my own and strive towards my own goals, as Keke did with hers!" —Amazon Customer

Price: $14.69

13. Charming globe string lights for an instant ~mood~ change.

Promising review: "Excellent product. Two key important things to keep in mind: Don't try to hang them before removing the bulbs, and don't connect more than three strands together. Highly recommend. Great product for an affordable price." —Devle86

Price: $16.95

14. A dermatologist-recommended ointment that helps heal dry, cracked skin on every inch of your body.

Promising review: "Aquaphor is a staple in our house. We use it on the whole family for dry skin, chapped lips, as well as rough elbows and feet. My favorite use is smoothing a thick layer on my feet with a few drops of tea tree oil and putting cotton socks on overnight. It's bliss. In the morning, my feet feel wonderfully soft and feel very comfortable in my shoes. Works the same on hands with cotton gloves. In the morning, I'm always astonished at how much better my hands look and feel." —kimmer

Price: $7.99

15. A sturdy steel comb that will prevent your furry friend's hair from matting and knotting.

Promising review: "Love this comb. I kept hearing about Chris Christensen brushes and combs and I was just about to break down and spend the money to buy a comb for my babies when I found this one. It goes through my Yorkies' hair so smoothly and makes their hair look great. I can't imagine the other brand being any better. So glad I found this before forking out three times the price on one just like it." —Mel

Price: $7.25

16. A super compact, hand-operated espresso maker for a better-than-Starbucks caffeine fix anytime, anywhere.

Promising review: "I bought this for my husband and he is a coffee junkie, so he knows good stuff right away. The espresso he made me was rich, full-bodied, and had a generous layer of the softest foam on top. It is easy to use and take wherever you like. It takes some effort to squeeze the drink out of it and more than one session if you're THAT into coffee. There's also a cleanup and little details, but everything is built to last. I will probably buy more as gifts for my friends." —ermolko

Price: $59.95

17. A ~mighty~ tumbler that simply won't be knocked down, regardless of extreme clumsiness or instances of fury.

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Promising review: "What can I say?! This mug truly boggled my mind. I was skeptical at first, but then I witnessed firsthand how it resisted my attempts to knock it down and withheld its stance. And yet, I was able to very easily pick it back up like a regular cup! It may not be a punching bag, but it could definitely substitute for an on-the-go one if you ever need to let out some steam." —Ryan

Price: $19.99

The Mighty Mug Pint Glass and Biggie Tumblr are also trending!

18. Quirky, foldable "cootie catcher" cards that'll set your kids' valentines apart from the mountains of candy.

Promising review: "We wanted something different from the rest of the class for this year's Valentines, so these fit the bill! Cute, and well made — heavyweight paper, nice colors and printing, and just a fun little game! My daughter was proud to give these to her friends and teacher. Kids were playing with them more than anything else they received." —MonroeMomma

Price: $12.99

19. An at-home hair treatment that helps mitigate all the chemical damage you subject your strands to and helps them look fresh in between salon appointments.

Promising review: "Olaplex is a lifesaver for my hair. In the last four months I've had my hair bleached from almost black-boxed hair dye to a blonde bayalage. Needless to say, that caused a pretty decent amount of damage in my hair. I have used the Olaplex system twice and it has done wonders for my hair — it looks so much healthier and shinier now, and it feels stronger too. The No. 3 is perfect for upkeep. Highly recommend for fellow bleach blondes." —Nikki Maher

Price: $24.71

20. The Acer Chromebook 14, a high-performing and soundly-built computer that's a much better bang for your buck.

Promising review: "This is an awesome Chromebook (my third and best one yet). Beautiful screen, wonderful keyboard, responsive track pad, and overall very fast. The build quality is outstanding too. I used a Macbook Air for three years and this Acer is better quality. It is sturdier and has an excellent fit and finish, so compared to the Air, you get a better unit at about a third of the price, and you don't have to deal with the bizarre Apple OS." —Amazon Customer

Price: $285+

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

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